Episode 114 – Console and Software Sales Data 2017

Games in this episode: Bayonetta, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Oxenfree, Owlboy, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and more!

Consumers spent more money than ever on interactive media in 2017, so we take a look at how that impacted video game console and game sales. How many consoles were sold last year? Which games sold the most digitally in the USA and globally? Which games made the most money? We take a look at all of the numbers. Like a couple of nerds.

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Episode 113 – Shadow of the Colossus Remastered

When a complete visual overhaul for a beloved game is released… we have to talk about it! Widely considered one of the best games last decade, Shadow of the Colossus has been rebuilt for modern consoles. Any MY GOODNESS does it ever deliver! We dig into what this game is all about, and what we like – and don’t like – about our experiences so far.

We also rank our Top Five games that we’d like to see remastered/rebuilt.

Before all of that, we talk about Celeste, COD: WW2, Star Wars Battlefront II, Kingdom: New Lands, Oxenfree, Monster Hunter World, and Fable!

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Episode 112 – A History of Games Released in January

January has been a notoriously quiet month for video game releases… or has it? We turn back the clock and look at the notable games that have released in the first month of each year. Are the tables turning as more and more heavy hitters kick off the year? We take a look and reminisce about Januaries gone by.

We also chat briefly about our updated experiences with Monster Hunter World and Celeste.

Also, Derek’s family provides unending entertainment (and background noise). More proof that trying to balance out this hobby with family is often an interesting endeavor!

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Episode 111 – Monster Hunter World

Capcom’s long-running Monster Hunter franchise has released its latest installment: Monster Hunter World. It’s only been out for a few days, but we’ve spent some time with it, and –surprise- we have opinions on it already! We talk about the gameplay, visuals, and how the learning curve feels to franchise noobs like us.

Before we dive into that conversation, though, we talk about the Sea of Thieves beta, NBA Playgrounds, Republique, Resident Evil 7, Darkest Dungeon, and one of the highest-rated games of early 2018: Celeste.

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Episode 110 – 2018 Preview

It’s time to preview the video games coming in 2018! We break down the games that have official release dates as well as those which haven’t been confirmed yet. Also, we make our predictions about game delays & unannounced games.

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Episode 109 – Nintendo Direct Mini Reactions

Nintendo aired a Direct Mini presentation on January 11, 2018, as it was rumored for several weeks. The hype building up to it was at an all-time high, considering that we haven’t really heard many specifics about Nintendo’s plans for 2018. So… did they deliver the goods? We talk about the announcements and news from the Nintendo Direct Mini as well as several other games: Resident Evil 7, Persona 5, Never Stop Sneakin’, Dragon Quest Builders, Project Octopath Traveler, and more!

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Episode 108 – 2017 GOTY Debates (Part 7) – Best Overall Game

The final installment of our Game of the Year Debates is here! This is where we finally rank the top 10 overall games of 2017. It was easily our toughest task, but we made it. Before we get to that, though, we make our picks for Best Remaster/Re-release, Most Anticipated Game of 2018 & Beyond, and Gem of the Year. We also rank the top 10 DLC & Expansions of the year as well as the top 10 Multi-platform Games.

To close things out, we share our personal top 10 games of the year and the winners of the community votes.

It’s been an awesome year for gaming, and we are so grateful for your support! Happy New Year!

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Episode 107 – 2017 GOTY Debates (Part 6) – Best Console Exclusives

We are coming down to the heavy hitters as we rank the Top 10 console exclusives for Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. We also talk about our favorite sports game and favorite family game.

Did you hear the first 5 parts of our discussions? Go back and listen if you haven’t!

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Episode 106 – 2017 GOTY Debates (Part 5) – Best Heroes & Villains

Our 2017 Game of the Year debates continue as we rank our top 10 favorite heroes and villains of the year. We also talk about Best Writing, Favorite Mobile & PC games, Most Pleasantly Surprising Game, and a number of community picks.

If you missed parts 1-4, be sure to go back and listen!

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Episode 105 – 2017 GOTY Debates (Part 4) – Best Acting

There were several great performances in video games in 2017, but which ones were the best? We debate the top 10 acting performances in video games this year.

If you missed parts 1-3, be sure to go back and listen!

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