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Square Roots is like a book club, but for classic RPGs! Each episode John, Matthew, Jim and Vanessa play through a chunkerino of one of your favorite RPGs, from Final Fantasy through Chrono Trigger. Are they experts? No. Are they qualified? Absolutely not. Are they good at RPGs? Probably not. But they're the fun kind of dumb, and that's what counts.
 
No matter what you geek out about, we want to geek out with you. This podcast celebrates geekery in all its forms -- in a safe, positive space for geeks of all kinds. You won't find any angry video game nerd rants here! We discuss balancing families, jobs, and responsibilities while still making time for the geeky things we love. We respect your time, so our show is structured and topical. So whether you love Nintendo, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, the MCU, Star Wars, Pokemon, Magic the Gathe ...
 
No stupid questions here. Join Marissa, Matthew, and Sacco each week for video game discussions. From our favourite all-time video games to games we couldn't finish, we'll be discussing a variety of video games, including Playstation, Xbox, mobile, and PC games. Weekly discussions also include games we're currently playing from all genres – with several tangents for your enjoyment. After all, when there are no stupid questions, every topic is on the table. Genres you can expect we'll talk ab ...
 
We like RPGs. In fact, we like RPGs so much that we’ve decided to talk about them. Our premise is simple: we play an RPG from start to finish, and then we tell it like it is on our podcast. We plan to cover all types of role-playing games on various platforms – JRPGs, Western RPGs, retro games, RPGs out on current generation consoles, and games released on handheld systems. Whether you’re here for some nostalgia or want to pick up a new game, give our podcast a listen. Upcoming games: Shinin ...
 
Originally created as a Mega Man-branded conversational platform, Jump & Shoot is now a gaming podcast with a focus on JRPGs, action-platformers, games of the 16-bit era, and any other passing topic that piques the interest of host and curator Joey Agliata. Other auxiliary topics include beginner's primers on series, nostalgic recollections, critical analyses, reviews, and previews. Jump & Shoot hopes to appeal to causal, midcore, and hardcore audiences—with a stark adversity to the implicat ...
 
TheCHRILLCAST@gmail.com This Audio-Only Version of the CHRILLCAST is produced and owned by the independent team at CHRILLCAST Media LLC. This is an entirely free podcast hosted by Chris, Will, and sometimes Billy and Timmy. Check us out at: Our Website: https://www.chrillcast.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/CHRILLCAST Twitter: www.twitter.com/CHRILLCAST Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/CHRILLTUBE YouTube: www.youtube.com/thechrillcast
 
Welcome to the RPG! RPG! Podcast, featuring Ai-Phuong and Haven. The show is concerned with with the ancient art of role-playing (game) and the hosts vow to take you on a journey across lands both familiar and perhaps undiscovered. So, kick back and feel free to join in the discussion below as the pair discuss JRPGs, Western RPGs, MMORPGs and anything else with distinct traces of RPG in its variants and assorted flavours.If you have something you'd like us to discuss please feel free to send ...
 
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Tonight on GeekNights, we consider learning languages, and touch ever-so-briefly on the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis. In the news, vaccine research and production should be nationalized, Youtube "Shorts" compete with TikTok, Twitter adds tips and removes crops, and New York has its 2021 Michelin Stars.By Rym and Scott - The Front Row Crew
 
In This Episode: BJ has been writing a bunch of D&D modules and getting to be a bigger part of that community. We dive into what goes into writing a module and the whole process around it! Weekly Geekery BJ went to the zoo! He also picked up Paper Dungeon in a kickstarter and is still watching through Veep. Void watched Mortal Kombat and played a b…
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we review Super Mario Bros. 3 on the NES. It is hard to express how revolutionary this games was in 1988-1991 (depending on where you lived), and it holds up pretty well today. (Rym just beat it on a lark last week). In the news, Tom Wilson should be expelled from the NHL, Ravenloft gets a much better look, Twitch took action…
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we review Super Mario Bros. 3 on the NES. It is hard to express how revolutionary this games was in 1988-1991 (depending on where you lived), and it holds up pretty well today. (Rym just beat it on a lark last week). In the news, Tom Wilson should be expelled from the NHL, Ravenloft gets a much better look, Twitch took action…
 
We did it! we got the last NintendoDad Host as a guest on the show. we have a fantastic conversation on all things nintendo with the "nintendo dad CEO" himself, Justin Masson. we talk about the latest news and what we've been playing. We give our first play reactions to New Pokemon Snap and attempt to convert Justin to the cause. we also talk about…
 
Today on a very special episode of Axe of the Blood God, we host our very first Patreon-sponsored guest! Giuseppe Spinella joins Kat and Nadia for a very thoughtful conversation about the women of the Final Fantasy series. They delve into how said women have contributed to the series' narrative with their strengths, their flaws, and in Garnet's cas…
 
This time Kingdom Hearts 2 really swings for the bleachers with nothin' but hits, from Aladdin to Little Mermaids and Pirates of the Carribbean! It's tough to reach a consensus on all this finny fun, but there's plenty to enjoy such as: - Gilbert Gottfried's newest sponsors - Aladdin's Whole Other Family - Vanessa's shocking Pirates confession - A …
 
The roguelike is a hot topic again, thanks to the "AAA"-roguelike, Returnal, exclusive to PlayStation 5. We chat about that this month on the podcast. We also have a good chat about photography in games, thanks to New Pokemon Snap bringing out the wildlife photographer in us... and then we chat about a favourite genre, the simulation, and some of t…
 
Tales of Arise gameplay was finally shown and we are intrigued about it. Intro Song: Cry for Your Eternity/The Legend of Heroes Sora No Kiseki the 3rd Original Soundtrack/ Copyright (c) Nihon Falcom Corporation Outro Song: To The Glorious Future /The Legends of Heroes Sen No Kiseki 2 Original Soundtrack/ Copyright (c) Nihon Falcom Corporation #jrpg…
 
We delve into Norse mythology and enter an world-shattering battle in the underrated PS1 classic Valkyrie Profile. The game hearkens back to an era when JRPGs could be as bizarre and experimental as they wanted to be, for better and worse. We unpack the epic saga and the unusual mechanics of this game that got lost in the shuffle of Square's major …
 
This episode kind of shaped our look at the rest of the show. We got a great response about how we talked about Nintendo, and we think y'all will really enjoy going back and listening to not only us, but seeing how formative some of these earlier episodes were on our style. Have fun! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/geektogeekcast/suppor…
 
Tonight GeekNights, we review The Great Pretender, an anime from Hiro Kaburagi and Ryota Kosawa that you can watch right now on Netflix. In the news, the Macross/Robotech saga has (for now) been (mostly) resolved, WarnerMedia consolidates Adult Swim and HBO Max's animation teams, you can check out the Cells at Work! COVID-19 Vaccine Chapter, the Sa…
 
We're here to answer an age-old gamer debate: which Call of Duty game is the best Call of Duty game? And, we're taking it ALL into consideration, breaking down our quest to find the best COD game into missions. First, we debate the best COD Zombies (or Special Ops) that we've played. Then, the three heathens move onto the best multiplayer experienc…
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we bring you a technology news roundup for April 2021. Apple announces several things, Apple must face a lawsuit over whether or not people "buy" things, early results show promise for a new malaria vaccine, capitalism is keeping the COVID vaccines from widespread global use, Honda will stop selling combustion engines by 2040…
 
This week we have an awesome conversation With Bill from NerdNest. In what might look like a game of “how many different topics can we cover in one sitting” we chat about the upcoming Pokemon snap, legos, polaroids, Xbox, games we’d get on a tight budget, and of course Metroid Prime 4. Big thanks to Bill for coming on! Links to his stuff are below.…
 
Vita means Life — if your definition of “Life” is “Deader than vulture-stripped roadkill.” Yes, Axe of the Blood God pays its dues to the PlayStation Vita this week in the latest RPG Console Quest. Kat and Nadia mourn the powerful handheld’s all-too-early death and its subsequent abandonment by Sony. How did everything go so very wrong? More import…
 
Oh hey! Welcome to our continuing journey through Squaresoft and Disney's Kingdom Hearts 2! There's plenty of Disney nostalgia in this episode, as well as Nomura nonsense, random Organization XIII characters and also: - Disneyfied Auron - Old Castles Aren't Fun - Daisy's good Ending - I believe in BooBerry - A Little Pete Chat This Week: Olympus, 1…
 
Joie breaks down why the SaGa series rules, what an optimal place to start for a new fan would be, and provides some tips that might help out newcomers and veterans alike. Also included are the 10 “pillars” of the SaGa series, a reflection on remasters and modern accessibility, and an attempt to stay neutral on Unlimited SaGa.Joie and Jump and Shoo…
 
In This Episode: Lots of Monster Hunter Talk. We dive deep on Monster Hunter Rise but also touch on Monster Hunter World and discuss the entire series. We have a lot of thoughts about how this series onboards new players (poorly) but how fun the actual gameplay is after that. Weekly Geekery BJ is into Pacman 99 and started watching Veep. Void finis…
 
A good indie game takes a special place in a gamer's heart. This week, we dive into our favourite indie titles that we've ever played. From the well-known (ahem, Minecraft) to the deep cuts, this episode explores our faves from the indie world. Sacco opens up with his favourite indie games, organizing them from least popular to most. Marissa shares…
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we review PAC-MAN 99 on the Nintendo Switch. In the news, Derek Chauvin is (rightly) convicted on all three counts for the murder George Floyd, the European Super League collapses faster than anyone thought possible, Jeff Kaplan leaves Overwatch and Blizzard, Scrabble (rightly) bans racial slurs from the game, Sony backs off …
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we review PAC-MAN 99 on the Nintendo Switch. In the news, Derek Chauvin is (rightly) convicted on all three counts for the murder George Floyd, the European Super League collapses faster than anyone thought possible, Jeff Kaplan leaves Overwatch and Blizzard, Scrabble (rightly) bans racial slurs from the game, Sony backs off …
 
Join Micah and Andross as they talk about the Indie Direct world showcase news, as well as compare the New switch lite color with the old purple gamecube, Plus take a trip down memory lane with a conversation on old Disney games on Nintendo consoles. -INTRO Introduce ourselves Hi, we're Andross and Micah -Whatcha Playin? Here we talk about what gam…
 
A new week, a new milestone! This time Kat and Nadia get to answer a question sent in by a generous Patron: How do we get into new RPGs without becoming so intimidated that we run in the opposite direction and back into the arms of the comforting RPGs we already know and love? It’s a great query that yields some deep discussion about overcoming per…
 
We get through our first two Disney worlds and yet this episode is surprisingly light on Disney songs. On this chunker of Squaresoft's Kingdom Hearts 2 we get Sora a couple of rad keyblades and also: - Jim explains how drives work - Vanessa wants to learn all the official Disney nipples - Everyone loves Doug Airholes - Jim's first good theory in th…
 
In This Episode: Navel gazing and a quick announcement. Weekly Geekery More next week! Subscribe to Our Digital Magazine on Patreon The Patreon is shifting gears a little. We're now putting out a monthly digital magazine for patrons starting in August. Make sure that you read this sample of the exclusive content, and if (read: when) you love it, yo…
 
Matt, Sacco, and Marissa take on the discussion of walkthroughs and video games, including a debate on semantics – because, why not? We start the conversation by discussing how often we turn to video game guides and walkthroughs. Whether for collectibles or to help get through games taken out from the library, all three heathens have specifics abou…
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the current world of laptops and tablets. The world is changing, and laptops are increasingly becoming desktop replacements or niche devices. Don't take our advice from how to buy a laptop in 2008, and internalize how long ago 2012 was. (This was Rym's first laptop). In the news, Yahoo Answers shuts down forever, …
 
Another SaGa game in the books! Mr. Alarm chimes in to chat about one of the most classically dense JRPGs of the 90s: Romancing SaGa 2: The Next Generation. Topics include a brief discussion on the SaGa series, analysis of specific gameplay mechanics,the progression of the “Romancing” series of SaGa titles, new features brought forth with the 2017 …
 
Are there monsters under your bed? There are a whole bunch under ours, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Monster Hunter Rise is on the Nintendo Switch, and it’s a monster-whacking gem. Kat and Nadia review the game in-depth with the help of GamesBeat’s review editor, Mike Minotti, and Steven Strom of Fanbyte. Also in this episode: CD Projekt Red…
 
In this Episode Micah and Andross talk some crazy expensive Nintendo Purchases, what games they'd like to get 99'd, and what Nintendo has up their sleeve for E3 2021. -INTRO Introduce ourselves Pleas follow us on social media and join our discord. Shout out to all those who participated in community game night! -Whatcha Playin? Here we talk about w…
 
Oh yes. We have embarked on an adventure. We're going to the Kingdom.... of Hearts! Two! This Patreon vote winner has brought a multitude of responses from each host. On this episode: - Matt's fancy son wonders why the chairs in Organization XIII are so high - Jim gets frustrated when we don't let him tell us what's happening - Johnny gets confused…
 
We talk about Monster Hunter Rise and if too many series are becoming too casual. Intro Song: Cry for Your Eternity/The Legend of Heroes Sora No Kiseki the 3rd Original Soundtrack/ Copyright (c) Nihon Falcom Corporation Outro Song: To The Glorious Future /The Legends of Heroes Sen No Kiseki 2 Original Soundtrack/ Copyright (c) Nihon Falcom Corporat…
 
In This Episode: BJ is back so we dive into what he’s been doing with his free time while trying not to talk. We also recap some of the things Void has covered solo that BJ wanted to know more about. He also promised a link to his new D&D stuff, so that's right here: http://bit.ly/beejdmg Weekly Geekery For geekery, BJ is like waaaay into Critical …
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider JRPGs. The "genre" is broad, and many people ignore a number of Japanese Role Playing Games that they wouldn't necessarily consider a "JRPG." In the news, PAX East 2021 is (rightly) canceled due to COVID (though there will be another PAX Online), E3 (rightly) moves online due to COVID, PS Vita games are disappeari…
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider JRPGs. The "genre" is broad, and many people ignore a number of Japanese Role Playing Games that they wouldn't necessarily consider a "JRPG." In the news, PAX East 2021 is (rightly) canceled due to COVID (though there will be another PAX Online), E3 (rightly) moves online due to COVID, PS Vita games are disappeari…
 
Episode 98 finds our panel discussing MLB the Show going to Gamepass. What are the ramifications of this and who wins and who loses? Speaking of wins and losses, Godzilla Vs Kong also comes up, with the panel weighing in on the movie. Lastly, a new debate segment has been added. Which side are you on? Listen in and find out!…
 
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