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DLC is your weekly audio tour of the latest in video games and tabletop entertainment. Hosts Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer are joined every week by the best damn gaming experts on the planet as well as YOUR phone calls! Disagree, Like, or Comment by Direct Live Call-in or in the Designated Lobby Chat! It is the gaming show Decided by Listener Contribution. DLC, the Digital Lifestyle Companion for gamers who Don't Like Cynicism. Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.
 
Got square eyes? Dream in pixels? Put down the controller, step away from the keyboard and take a break without, you know, taking a break, with Ben and Tao's leftfield video game analysis, fresh from the screen. I'm Ben. And I'm Tao. And this is... Pixel Vision.
 
Bad Playstyle is a book club podcast. We all sit down and play the same game and hopefully you have too so you can be intellectually engaged with our discussion. We generally aim for shorter games that have a start to finish of six hours or less. Spoilers: The games we play for each episode will absolutely be spoiled and any others that come up in conversation can potentially be in the line of fire. Each episode's show notes will list all games mentioned. It is recommended that you check an ...
 
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In this bonus episode of the MindGames podcast, we take a long look into the mirror of our souls with a deep dive discussion of Disco Elysium. We talk about the world, its history and its technicolour characters. Massive spoilers for anyone who hasn't played this unique game. We hope you enjoy. Haven't played, still listening in, and want to get a …
 
It's Geoff, Ozzy, and Paul today talking about what video games they've been playing! After talking about empty airports and crowded airplanes, Geoff starts us off with a trip down memory lane into City 17 and Half Life 2 (10:30), followed by embarrassing Paul over his lack of pop culture acumen with point and click classic Blade Runner (24:00). Oz…
 
In todays episode I talk about difficulty and difficulty settings in games and the numerous challenges they present to both a player and a developer. I go into my time with game maker studio and the little space game i made using its brilliant GML system of coding.And finally I talk about some games i have re4cently kickstarted to see if they are t…
 
Jeff and Christian welcome Tom Marks from IGN to the show thhis week to discuss the huge Playstation 5 event, with info on price, pre-orders, and all of the launch titles. Plus, Oculus had an event with new VR hardware and software. So much to discuss! The Playlist: Hades, A Monster's Expedition, Inertial Drift, Super Mario Sunshine; NVIDIA Broadca…
 
Today Ant and Dan are joined by the punk polymath Dr. Habib William Kherbek to talk everything from his terrifying theory of 'Technofeudalism', writing Britain authentically as an immmigrant, to his remix-novel of Don Quixote, New Adventures. Strap in for a wild ride, for your brain will be throbbing when this one is done. Bonus Content: An Excitin…
 
Today, Arnaldo and Ozzy are joined by special guest and Nintendo Power art collector, Stephan Reese, of the Collector's Quest podcast, to talk about collecting all things video games! After talking a little about about Stephan's collection, the crew talks about his first days of gaming and getting into the video game industry (21:00) followed by ho…
 
Kranky Kratos takes his vengeance quest to a brand new pantheon: the pantheon of fatherhood. Kole and Gary take an axe to the skull of this 2018 prestige game, and by take an axe to the skull, I mean we give a careful, considered look to this very good but still flawed cinematic game. This is just the preview! Join us at patreon.com/duckfeedtv for …
 
Jeff and Christian welcome Trisha Hershberger from Newegg back to the show this week to discuss pricing and availability of the Xbox Series X and Series S, the Ubisoft Forward Event, and more! The Playlist: Tell Me Why, Fall Guys, Control AWE, Marvel's Avengers, Star Renegades, Kingdoms of Amalur: The Re-Reckoning Parting Gifts! Brought to you by: …
 
Listen on Youtube Download for later People who talked on this episode: Specs, Catsman, Woolyshambler, RSN_Bran and ShinyMissingno Timestamps: 00:00:00 – Pre-intro 00:01:30 – Intro and comments 00:03:38 – An author wrote a Breath of the Wild recipe in their historical period piece novel. 00:06:46 – Talk about cryptids 00:13:59 – Specs laments his t…
 
00:34:41 Music video featuring missing keyframes mentioned in podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvqakws0CeU 00:40:52 Main discussion begins on Night in the Woods 01:27:35 The Judge Judy clip mentioned https://youtu.be/1fVwXs6-38g 01:28:44 The Medium article by Scott Benson https://medium.com/@bombsfall/alec-2618dc1e23e 01:32:25 Bad Standards …
 
Assembled well-wishers, welcome to the land of crunch. Lords of Magic is a 1997 strategy game that is unlike anything we've covered for the show. It takes a high fantasy medieval theme and stacks a bunch of different strategy and RPG game types on top of each other, creating a complex and interlocking set of systems and levels of zoom. You play as …
 
Hi everyone. Two quick updates for you regarding the MindGames podcast. 1) We’re now entering our long overdue summer break period. We’re really happy with our progress in Season 2: we introduced a new format, tackled some massive topics, and even interviewed some real-life game designers and artists. To make Season 3 even better, we’re going to be…
 
Jeff and Christian welcome Imran Kahn from Kinda Funny to the show this week to discuss Nintendo's 35 Years of Mario Direct, including the strangeness of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, new GeForce video cards turning our current cards in garbage, a Shenmue anime, and more! The Playlist: Marvel's Avengers, Moon, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1&2, SpellBreak, Far:…
 
We talk about the pen and paper role playing game Shadowrun, focusing on the themes it allows its players and storytellers to explore. Shadowrun is a troperific mix of sci-fi and fantasy that takes everything that's wrong about the world and blows it up at the same time. Subjects discussed: - Accelerationism and the Frankfurt school's influence on …
 
Jeff and Christian welcome Lana Bachynski from Riot Games back to the show this week to discuss all of the huge announcements from Gamescom 2020. So many games! SO MANY! The Playlist: Risk of Rain 2, Fall Guys, Gunfire Reborn, Control AWE, Wasteland 3, The Girl of Glass Parting Gifts! Brought to you by: Ritual (Better health doesn’t happen overnigh…
 
Today's episode is 100% bibliophilia, as Sam and So celebrate the re-opening of the bookstore and return of all our book-loving customers, and talk to the author of the year's bookiest book, Eley Williams, whose debut novel The Liar's Dictionary is a riot of linguistic invention AND Sherlock Holmes queer fanfic Easter eggs. Prepare for verbal barti…
 
We're pleased to announce our first new podcast in quite some time! Coming this fall, Gary and Kole will premiere ORB: A Venture Bros. Podcast. We've taken our approach to video games, movies, music, comics, and books... and now we're dedicating a show to one of our favorite television shows. The Venture Bros. is a long-running show on Adult Swim a…
 
Jeff and Christian welcome the Internet's Jesse Cox to the show this week to discuss the DC Fandome announcements, including Suicide Squad Kills Justice League and Gotham Knights. Plus, more Apple vs Epic news, Nintendo's new Indies, and Half-Life Alyx speedrunning. The Playlist: Fall Guys, Final Fantasy XIV, There Is No Game, Ms Pacman, Battletoad…
 
Big thanks to Moonborne! Though it has some early installment clunk, it's not that often that we get to play what is arguably (please don't argue with us) the first of a genre. Does it hold up? Does the devil cry? Does Dante get to 2nd base with someone who looks like his mom? Find out! Note, this is our preview episode for the month. To hear the w…
 
Arnaldo and Paul are both surprised to learn that each wanted to do an episode on old video game favourite, Punch Out!! (even if nobody else did!). Too bad for them though, because this episode is a great time, starting off with our experiences with the game and boxing in general (1:00) followed by a look at the original Nintendo arcade cabinet, Pu…
 
This month we talk about THE GRIND, the bizarrely commonplace aspect of games that is a repetitive chore. Why are games uniquely susceptible to grind? Can grind be... good? And finally, what can the existence of grind in games tell us about the world that creates them? We'll be discussing all these topics and more over the next hour, and we promise…
 
Jeff and Christian welcome Danny Pena from Gamertag Radio to the show this week to discuss the Halo Infinite delay to 2021 and it ramifications for Xbox Series X, Fortnight being pulled from Google and iOS app stores, another Zelda remake possibility, and more! The Playlist: Streets of Rage 4, Final Fantasy VII, Phantasy Star Online 2, Tony Hawk Pr…
 
This is the second and final part of our Disco Elysium coverage, picking up roughly with day two of the investigation and going full-tilt into learning not just the cause of the murder, but also what's really happening in this world politically, spiritually, and emotionally. I don't want to spend a lot of time heaping sugar on the game in this post…
 
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