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From artists, creators, and game changers in their own fields of expertise, Alex will be sitting down and chatting with a new guest each week about what it means for them to be playing video games in this day and age as well as what inspires them to create entertaining and meaningful work. New episodes release every Wednesday! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/backlogbattle/support
 
Do you have a mountain of games you mean to play but keep putting off for some reason? So do we! Join best friends Carlos, Tyler, and the occasional guest as they venture on a quest to complete their entire backlog (which probably won't happen) . In this podcast they will go through their respective queues and defeat each game one by one while also discussing the game industry and fun topics on the experiences of gaming. Email us at battlethebacklog@gmail.com with your questions, feedback, o ...
 
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FebruaryNight joins us to round up our series of Trails guests! In this episode, we talk about the banning of a certain D word on his stream, his journey through Trails, and talk about what else he's passionate about! You don't want to miss another episode of this podcast! Complete Series Episode: 375 Discover Play Together Episode: 33 --- This epi…
 
The incredibly Canadian Tarks Gauntlet joins us on the Backlog Battle Podcast this week, where we talk about how he got into gaming, his days playing Commodore 64 in the early 2000s, and his journey through content creation! Complete Series Episode: 374 Discover Play Together Episode: 32 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
 
LadyVirgilia returns to talk about how she got into gaming, her road to discover her interests in social work and interpersonal relationships, and how it relates to her journey through YouTube! Grab your favorite beverage and watch this enlightening episode! Complete Series Episode: 373 Discover Play Together Episode: 31 --- This episode is sponsor…
 
SuperDerek returns on the podcast and talks about his creative drive, conversations with Happy Console Gamer, his thoughts on the arrival of Crossbell and Nayuta in the West, and his journey through YouTube and Twitch! Got your beverage ready? Great! Hope you enjoy this incredible episode! Complete Series Episode: 372 Discover Play Together Episode…
 
We sit down with Domonic aka The Kiseki Nut, as we talk about what was once a huge announcement for the Trails series, collecting figures, and all the places that he's been, including his trip to Japan and a place called Eorzea! You don't want to miss this new episode! Complete Series Episode: 371 Discover Play Together Episode: 29 --- This episode…
 
Our guest this week is Britta aka Food4Dogs! Britta is a YouTuber from New Zealand and an advocate of the PS Vita, as well as known for her unboxing of lavish collector's editions of Japanese games! Join us as we talk about how she got into games, her early adventures through the medium, as well as her academic adventures and interests on this late…
 
We're having a chat with Dr. LevelUp today, a former HitBox/Mixer/Twitch streamer who's found his passion by creating videos about RPGs on YouTube! On this episode, we talk about how he came to discover JRPGs, his experience with MMOs, and what drives him to talk about games at every opportunity! Pull up a chair, have a brew or two, and enjoy our l…
 
One of my favorite YouTubers, Arekkz Gaming, is this week's guest on the podcast! On this episode, learn about how Arekkz got into gaming, what led him to create his YouTube channel, and what motivates him to better himself each and everyday! Pull up a chair with your favorite coffee or beverage, and hear us talk about gaming and so much more! Comp…
 
This week, we're joined by Ben Gilman, the host of the Square Eyes Syndrome Podcast! On this episode, we talk about how he got into JRPGs, his love for Final Fantasy X, British tele, and RuPaul's Drag Race! You don't want to miss this! Complete Series Episode: 367 Discover Play Together Episode: 25 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The eas…
 
This week, we're chatting with the talented LadyPelvic! In this episode, we talk to her about what she's been up to outside of YouTube, how she got started with gaming, how she discovered JRPGs, and where she thinks JRPGs should go. She also drops the mic with some real talk about content creation and what it means to be successful in any creative …
 
This week on the podcast, we chat with Matt aka Stormageddon, who is a content creator on the CertainPOV podcast network on Twitch! We'll dive into his love of games and music, how a previous guest's revelation shocked him, and how he became one of the DJs featured by Harmonix's FUSER! So, as always, pour yourself your favorite beverage, pull up a …
 
This week, we sit down and chat with Ben aka Dizzy Disaster! In this episode, we talk about the strange way we met each other for the first time, what's been happening with Ben and his loyal Russian fans, as well as what he does to be chipper all the time! Pour yourself another beverage, pull up a chair, and listen in on another brand new episode o…
 
On this episode of the Backlog Battle Podcast, I'm chatting with Alana Hagues, who is a Reviews Editor at RPGFan.com! Alana is one of my close, personal friends from across the miles, and on this episode, we talk about her love of Skies of Arcadia, JRPGs in general, and how she wound up in one of the coolest gigs in games - reviewing them! Grab a b…
 
This week, we sit down with RetroMania Wrestling's Narrative Designer, Salvatore Pane, and talk about the games he's playing, the games he's stopped playing, what his role as a narrative designer for Retromania Wrestling entails, and more! Have a listen at this casual conversation between Alex and Sal on this very special episode! Complete Series E…
 
This week, we have a chat with the talented Erick Landon, who's known for covering JRPGs on his YouTube channel. But did you know that he's also a published author with multiple books under his belt? Pull up a chair and join the conversation as we get to know Erick a bit more on this episode of the Backlog Battle Podcast! Complete Series Episode: 3…
 
This week, we sit down with Domonic a.k.a. The Kiseki Nut! In this episode, we talk about his time in Japan, that ridiculous oversized suit he wore in his very first video on his channel, why "Kiseki," and many, many more! You don't want to miss this episode! Complete Series Episode: 360 Discover Play Together Episode: 18 --- This episode is sponso…
 
On this special episode of the podcast, it is an honor and a privilege to say that we have Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of Final Fantasy, as a guest on the podcast! This is the same interview that was available on YouTube weeks prior, but so many people have told me how inspiring it was to see how he responded to each question that they've rewat…
 
This week, we will be chatting with Michael Sollosi! Mike is a podcast host over at RPGFan on Retro Encounter. In this episode, we'll talk about Mike's favorite publishers, how he got into hosting podcasts at RPGFan, as well as how he wound up loving Suikoden 2! Complete Series Episode: 358 Discover Play Together Episode: 16 --- This episode is spo…
 
This week we're joined by joeneverfails, who streams Black Desert Online on Twitch! On this episode, we'll talk to him about how Final Fantasy XIV and streaming changed his life forever, as well as talk about his beliefs, passions, inspirations, and how the average joe can never fail if you set your mind to it. This is personally one of my favorite…
 
This week we're joined by Paige, also known as femtrooper on YouTube! In this episode, we'll chat about how she got into video games, what inspired her to create YouTube content, as well as how she balances her gaming with her life as a parent. Parents, you don't want to miss this one! Complete Series Episode: 356 Discover Play Together Episode: 14…
 
This week, we will be joined by Aria aka SnowyAria, who is a talented translator, author, and self-proclaimed kusogee hobbyist! She's responsible for localizations of Doctor Hauzer, Chitty Chitty Train, Seven Mansions: Ghastly Style, and King of Crusher! In this episode, we find out what kusogee means, how she got into video games, how that led to …
 
On this week's episode we'll be talking to James, also known as StatusChance, who is a graphic designer at Atlus/SEGA! We'll be talking about his love for video games, movies, and his path to working at a huge Japanese company through the lens of the graphic arts. If you love designing layouts, logos, posters, flyers, and banners and wanted to know…
 
We chat with MekelKasanova, the host of Hawaii's #1 podcast! In this episode, we talk about Retromania Wrestling, finding your voice as a content creator, how Mekel plans to introduce games to his child, the site "What They Play," how moods and gaming go hand in hand, and more! Complete Series Episode: 353 Discover Play Together Episode: 11 --- Thi…
 
On this week's episode, we'll be talking to Taylor, also known as The Gaming Shelf on YouTube! We'll be chatting to him about how he discovered JRPGs, his thoughts on the genre and much, much more! Complete Series Episode: 352 Discover Play Together Episode: 10 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://an…
 
On this week's episode, we'll be talking to Katrina Leonoudakis! During the day, Katrina works as a localization engineer in game development, working on some of your favorite Atlus/SEGA games! At night, she helps localize anime and manga for Sentai Filmworks and Funimation! In this episode, Katrina and I talk about what is localization theory, how…
 
This episode is released on Transgender Day of Visibility, and it is my pleasure to have ChronoKatie as a guest for the show this week! On this episode, we talk about how Katie came up with her name, as well as discuss our own journeys of discovery on the show. And believe it or not, we even get to talk about Final Fantasy XIV in this one! And othe…
 
This week, we'll be chatting to Josh from Intelligame and talk about artist responsibilities, how we can use our love of gaming to make the world a better place, and a whole wide range of topics that affect us and the people around us! It's a bit of a serious chat, so get ready! Complete Series Episode: 349 Discover Play Together Episode: 7 --- Thi…
 
This week, we'll be talking to LadyVirgilia, who's known for her highly detailed videos talking about both the Persona and Trails series of games! We also talk about Yakuza and the brand new Kuro no Kiseki gameplay that was shown recently! If you're a fan of these games, you really don't want to miss this! Complete Series Episode: 348 Discover Play…
 
Fancy a chat about Yarudora and fan translation? This week, I'll be joined by Cargodin and EsperKnight, who're responsible for the fan translations of NAPPLE TALE and Yarudora: Double Cast! We talk about why they do fan translations, how they came to love this hobby, and the fun challenges they face leading up to these releases! Complete Series Epi…
 
This week I am joined by SuperDerek from YouTube and Twitch! SuperDerek has been a content creator since the early 2010s, and in this episode, we share about our love for the classics and talk about what it's like being a content creator in the early days of YouTube. Complete Series Episode: 346 Discover Play Together Episode: 4 --- This episode is…
 
This week, I'm joined by bunnytails from Twitch/YouTube/Twitter and chat about her love of the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Yakuza, Persona 5, and I give her some advice that might help with your life during the pandemic as well! No, I don't try to sell her on FFXIV! Complete Series Episode: 345 Discover Play Together Episode: 3 --- This episode is spon…
 
This week, we are joined by SA2BKeon from Twitter, as we talk about the importance of storytelling in games by way of Final Fantasy VI, Falcom's Trails series, and more! I also try to sell him on the idea of playing Final Fantasy XIV! See how I fare in this latest episode! Complete Series Episode: 344 Discover Play Together Episode: 2 --- This epis…
 
We're baaaack! Welcome to a brand new season of the Backlog Battle Podcast! In this episode, we'll be catching up with Daniel and check up on his Final Fantasy XIV addiction. Tune in to this brand new season, as we make a new mark in our decade long history! Complete Series Episode: 343 Discover Play Together Episode: 1 --- This episode is sponsore…
 
James speaks to the Chair of Action Radiotherapy about the backlog of cancer patients that aren't receiving treatment because of the pandemic. Christine Jardine from the Lib Dems and Alex Phillips from the Brexit Party come on to debate the Internal Markets Bill. Finally, marking the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, James speaks to milita…
 
The Court of Appeal has ruled that Shamima Begum can return to the UK to fight for citizenship, Dr Alan Mendoza, Executive director of the Henry Jackson Society joins us to discuss. Dominic Raab is 'almost certain' that Russians sought to interfere in the 2019 UKI election, Tom Tugenhat, Conservative MP for Tonbridge and Malling and chairman of For…
 
Patrick Christys, broadcaster and Conservative commentator joins us to talk about the PM's promise into an independent inquiry on Coronavirus. We chat VAT cuts with Michelle Ovens MBE, founder of small business Britain. And Ryan Harris, broadcaster in Seattle discusses Trump wanting to meet Putin before the election. See acast.com/privacy for priva…
 
James speaks to the Deputy Mayor of Leicester Adam Clarke about what Leicester Council is doing to combat the labour exploitation in the city. As the draft report into antisemitism in the Labour party is published, former Conservative MP Lee Scott, shares his experience of antisemitism while he was in government. Finally, Matthew Newman, chief tech…
 
James speaks to Andrew Bridgen, Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire, abut the claim that there are as many as 10,000 people working in slave-like conditions in Leicester. Virologist Dr Elisabetta Gropelli speaks to James about the advantages of wearing a mask in shops. Finally, Richard Houghton, spokesman for HS2 Action Alliance, debates …
 
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