Episode 99 – Best Food In Video Games

In this episode, we talk about our families’ Thanksgiving experiences (4:44) over the past week. We also chat about a number of games we’ve been playing (8:39) including Rocket League, Wolfenstein 2, Mario Kart 8, Fallout 3, Dead Rising 4, Halo Wars 2, and more. Also, we share some updated thoughts on Assassin’s Creed Origins (32:03)

Tim has been taking his best stab at increasing his handyman skills (15:44), but the money spent there may be affecting his ability to upgrade his consoles any time soon…

And lastly, we talk about food! Food in video games specifically (46:57). Which foods in video games are most helpful? Best looking? Which games have fun cooking gameplay? We take a brief look at some of our favorite food in video games.

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Episode 98 – The History of Microtransactions

­­Microtransactions and loot boxes have become an unavoidable component of mainstream console gaming. How did we get here? Where did this business model first start, and should we worry about where it’s heading? We tackle this question and more as we take a deep dive into the scary world of microtransactions. (28:00 minute mark)

Before that, we share about what we are playing including Rocket League on Switch, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and more!

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Episode 97 – Xbox One X | Assassin’s Creed Origins Spoiler-Free Impressions

The Xbox One X has been out for almost a week now, so Derek walks us through his experience with the console so far (3:20). We also talk about a number of games we’ve been playing recently. After that, we take a deep dive into Assassin’s Creed Origins (47:00) with our spoiler-free impressions of the game so far.

We cover a ton of other games from a variety of systems this week: Call of Duty WWII, Halo Wars 2, Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment, Fallout 3, Final Fantasy XV, Forza 7, Need for Speed Payback, Super Mario Odyssey, Star Wars Battlefront II, and more!

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Episode 96 – PS4 Pro VS Xbox One X

The Xbox One X releases this week, and Tim is ready to upgrade one of his two consoles. Should he go for the PS4 Pro or Xbox One X? We break down the pros & cons of both, and hopefully get him one step closer to finally making a decision.

Also, we chat about trick-or-treating and the trend of micro-transactions in video games.

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Episode 95 – Sony Conference Reactions | Super Mario Odyssey

Sony held a surprisingly rich conference at Paris Games Week, and we run through the major announcements with our reactions. Spoiler: It was better than their E3 presentation!

We also take a look at Super Mario Odyssey. It’s finally here, and we walk through our in-depth impressions of it after a few days with the game.

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Episode 94 – What Makes A Game An Instant Classic?

What qualifies a video game to be an instant classic? Actually… is that even a real thing? We talk about it as well as what games recently jumped straight into our top games of all time lists. Before that, we dive into some recent news: Switch system update, DOOM release date on Switch, and EA’s decision to shut down Visceral Studios. Also: Yono, Earth Atlantis, Wulver Blade, and more Shadow of War talk!

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Episode 93 – Our Spoiler-Free Discussion of Middle-Earth Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War has arrived, and we are loving it! We break down our experiences with the game so far, and provide some comparisons to the original. Did Monolith do enough to take a true step forward for this sequel? Let’s dive in and find out.

Also, we talk about Stardew Valley, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, and more!

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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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