Episode 92 – Console Exclusives in 2017

2017 has been full of instant classics and critical (and commercial) hits. Many of those games have released on multiple consoles, but what about the exclusives? How have Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo done this year in getting exclusive titles on their consoles? We breakdown the numbers and give our thoughts on how each console is doing.

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Episode 91 – SNES Classic

Nintendo has finally released their long-awaited SNES classic, and we are here to break it down for you. We dig into the physical hardware, the UI, and the game selection. Is it worth getting one for yourself? Listen to find out!

Before that, we talk about Golf Story, the Destiny 2 raid, and the new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer.

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Episode 90 – Q3 Review

First of all… apologies for the audio quality. I had to use the raw audio file from the video because of an issue with our local recordings. Hopefully it’s still listenable!

We are 75% of the way through 2017, and it’s time to reflect on the 3rd quarter of video games. We review the major releases as well as our personal favorites from the past 3 months. Also: Destiny 2, Steam World Dig 2, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, and more!

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Episode 89 – Destiny 2 & Nintendo Direct Reactions

Nintendo dropped a ton of announcements in their most recent Direct presentation, including shockers like DOOM & Wolfenstein II coming to the Switch! We talk about the big news that was revealed and our reactions to it.

Most of this episode is all about Destiny 2. Bungie has truly delivered on a sequel to 2014’s divisive online shooter, and we give our spoiler-free impressions now that we’ve had a couple weeks with the game.

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Episode 88 – Top 5 Co-Op Games

This week Bobby Pauls (a.k.a. The Nintendo Guru) joins the podcast to talk about our Top 5 Co-Op Games. What makes a good cooperative gaming experience? Which games have stood out to us over the years? We also discuss Mario + Rabbids, Zelda, Metroid, Destiny, and a bunch of other games.

Derek Tigue was unable to join us due to Hurricane Irma. He will be ready to jump back in next week to talk about Destiny 2!

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Episode 87 – Mario + Rabbids Impressions (and more)

One of this year’s biggest (and most pleasant) surprises has arrived in the form of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. Ubisoft & Nintendo have partnered up for something truly special, so we talk about our first impressions after a few hours with the game.

But before that…

  • Secret of Mana remake
  • Recore Update
  • Nindies Showcase recap
  • Derek makes a case for Pillars of Eternity

What do you think about the latest Switch title? Don’t hesitate to send us your thoughts & questions at fathersofthegrind@gmail.com

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Episode 86 – Uncharted The Lost Legacy (Our Spoiler-Free Review)

The much anticipated Uncharted spinoff game, The Lost Legacy, arrived this week, and we share our thoughts now that we’ve both finished the game. How does the franchise fare without its familiar hero, Nathan Drake? We break it down, and don’t worry… we keep it spoiler-free.

Also, we talk about Nioh, Uncharted 4, Ghost Recon Wildlands, and more!

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Episode 84 – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Our Full Review

The deluge of games that will begin to pour out over the next 4 months is officially underway, and first up is the highly anticipated psychological action game from Ninja Theory, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. The bulk of this episode is spent breaking down our thoughts on the game’s visuals, story, setting, acting, and everything in between. This game delivers something unique and altogether unexpected from this medium. Listen to find out what we thought!

We also talk about Sundered, Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 3, NBA Live 18, NHL 18 beta, and more!

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Episode 83 – Top 5 Most Violent Video Games

Outside of sports & puzzle games, most video games have an element of violence. Which ones take it to the extreme? We each create our list of top 5 most violent video games, and then we do our best to create a combined ranking. Which games make the cut?

Also, we talk about Pyre, Fortnite, Overcooked, Sundered, and more!

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