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Arcade Couch is the Explosion Networks premiere video games podcast featuring discussions on the latest games, tech, industry news and more. Available every Monday at 6 AM AEST

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Arcade Couch is the Explosion Networks premiere video games podcast featuring discussions on the latest games, tech, industry news and more. Available every Monday at 6 AM AEST

    Nintendo Direct (Zelda, Mario Golf), Marvel’s Avengers, Mortal Kombat Movie

    Nintendo Direct (Zelda, Mario Golf), Marvel’s Avengers, Mortal Kombat Movie

    For the first time in a very long time, we have a Nintendo Direct to discuss. We break down all the games shown and announced in a rather heavy RPG leaning showcase.

    Also, this week: Bungie announces plans to expand, Marvel’s Avengers announces the PS5/XBX and Hawkeye expansions, and we break down the first trailer for the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie. Ciaran has also been playing Valheim, which has taken the internet by storm this past week, and he explains what makes this Viking survival game so much fun.

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
    Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo

    Episode Timecodes
    INTRO
    00:00:00 - Hello
    00:02:05 - Today On The Show
    THE NEWS
    00:03:36 - The First Nintendo Direct Of 2021
    00:49:48 - Bungie Expands As A Studio & Plans More Destiny As Well As New IP
    00:55:18 - Marvel's Avengers Next-Gen Versions, Plus Hawkeye Expansion
    00:59:57 - Rainbow Six Quarantine Is Still Alive
    01:03:15 - Mortal Kombat Trailer Review
    WHAT WE’VE BEEN PLAYING
    01:15:29 - Valheim Impressions
    01:23:44 - Goodbye

    Resources
    Eurogamer
    No, Rainbow Six Quarantine Hasn’t Been Renamed Yet
    Explosion Network
    Everything Announced In 2021’s First Nintendo Direct (Skyward Sword HD, Mario Golf: Super Rush)
    Mortal Kombat Trailer: Our First Look Is Very Violent & Gory
    IGN
    Bungie Expands Its Studio, Partly to Create Non-Destiny Games
    Kotaku
    Marvel’s Avengers Receives Hawkeye, Next-Gen Versions On March 18
    Nintendo Life
    Rumour: Zelda's 35th Anniversary Will See The Return Of Wind Waker And Twilight Princess

    Arcade Couch Credits:
    Music by: Dylan Blight
    Art by: Cherie Henriques

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    We're Going To A Post Malone Pokémon Concert

    We're Going To A Post Malone Pokémon Concert

    Post Malone is hosting a virtual Pokémon concert, and the Pokémon Trading Cards is taking off worldwide. Even McDonalds is giving out unique boosters in Happy Meals at the moment. But, of course, people are ruining that… Still! We have that Post Malone concert to look forward to in a couple of weeks.

    Also on the show this week We discuss the weird revival of Six Days in Fallujah, the hope the ESA has to bring E3 back and Geoff Keighley returning with Summer Game Fest in 2021. Dylan has also played some of Bowser’s Fury inside Super Mario 3D World and finished up the DLC of Resident Evil 7.

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
    Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo

    Episode Timecodes
    INTRO
    00:00:00 - Hello
    THE NEWS
    00:04:01 - Epic Games Store Showcase
    00:09:10 - E3 Wants To Come Back In 2021
    00:17:03 - Summer Game Fest Is Back For 2021
    00:22:31 - CD Projekt Red Data Steal
    00:30:21 - Six Days in Fallujah Is A Video Game That's Back
    00:41:29 - Prince of Persia Sands of Tim Remake Delayed
    00:44:52 - Post Malone Pokemon Concert At End Of The Month
    00:50:38 - Pokemon Cards Have Gone Crazy, And People Are Buying Too Much McDonalds
    WHAT WE’VE BEEN PLAYING
    00:59:29 - Bowser's Fury Impressions
    01:07:16 - Apex Legends Season 8 Impressions
    01:10:25 - Dylan Wraps Up The Resident Evil 7 DLC's
    OUTRO
    01:16:46 - Goodbye

    Resources
    DualShockers
    McDonald’s Pokemon Cards 2021 – The Most Expensive Cards on eBay
    Kotaku
    Everything Revealed At The Epic Games Store Showcase
    Polygon
    One Of The Most Controversial Video Games Of The 2000s Is Being Released
    Press Start
    Post Malone And Pokemon Are Coming Together For A Virtual Concert Event
    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Has Been Delayed Indefinitely
    Push Square
    E3 Wants Digital Event This Summer, But It Has to Convince Publishers First
    Twitter
    @SummerGameFest
    VG24/7
    Stolen Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3 Source Code Sold at Dark Web Auction

    Arcade Couch Credits:
    Music by: Dylan Blight
    Art by: Cherie Henriques

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Should You Play The Mass Effect: Legendary Collection?

    Should You Play The Mass Effect: Legendary Collection?

    Bioware and EA have revealed the official release date for the Mass Effect: Legendary Collection alongside footage of the games and comparison screenshots. Is it all as enticing as we’d hoped? Will Dylan and Ciaran be jumping back into the Normandy? And will Ashley be checking out the franchise for the first time in a couple of months?

    Ciaran discusses the news that Overwatch 2 won’t even get a release date this year. Dylan is hoping Bayonetta 3 might still be a game that’s happening. We know the height of the vampire lady from Resident Evil Village, and speaking of RE — Dylan discusses his time with Resident Evil 7 after playing it for the first time over the week.

    Reviews/Previews:
    Control Ultimate Edition Review
    Destruction AllStars Review
    A Journey to an Uncertain End Preview

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
    Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo

    Episode Timecodes
    INTRO
    00:00:00 - Hello
    00:00:52 - Today on the Show
    REVIEWS/PREVIEWS
    00:01:14 - Control Ultimate Edition Review
    00:03:13 - Destruction AllStars Review
    00:05:00 - Journey to an Uncertain End Preview
    THE NEWS
    00:07:01 - PSA: We Know The Vampire Lady's Size
    00:10:32 - PSA: Battleborn Is Dead
    00:12:50 - Overwatch 2 Is Not Expected This Year
    00:22:18 - Bayonetta 3 Information This Year? Maybe...
    00:25:50 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Has Sold Like Crazy
    00:34:44 - Zelda TV Series Apparently Cancelled By Nintendo
    00:38:36 - The Next Battlefield Is Coming This Year
    00:41:25 - Dontnod Reportedly Done With Life is Strange Series
    00:44:51 - Ori and the Will of the Wisps Developer Lashes Out At Over Games & Developers
    WHAT WE’VE BEEN PLAYING
    00:55:47 - Dylan Played Through Resident Evil 7
    MAIN TOPIC
    01:06:21 - Mass Effect: Legendary Collection Release Date, Information & Comparision
    OUTRO
    01:19:13 - Goodbye

    Resources
    Eurogamer
    Battleborn's remaining players wave goodbye amid shutdown
    Explosion Network
    Hideki Kamiya Says It'll Be A "Nice Suprise" When We Finally Get Bayonetta 3 Information — Explosion Network | Independent Australian Reviews, News, Podcasts, Opinions
    GamesIndustry.Biz
    Gearbox Entertainment joins Embracer Group in $1.3b deal
    Ori director criticises developers for overhyping games with "lies and deception"
    IGN
    Nintendo Reportedly Canceled a Zelda Netflix Series After It Leaked
    Kotaku
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is The Second-Best Selling Switch Game Ever
    Capcom Says Resident Evil Village's Very Tall Vampire Lady Is Nearly Ten Feet Tall
    Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Out May 14
    Playstation Lifestyle
    Mass Effect Legendary Edition Will Have Extended Cut as Canon Ending, Pinnacle Station DLC Will be Missing
    Report: Life Is Strange Dev and Publisher Have Already Parted Ways
    Press Start
    The Next Battlefield Is Still Coming This Year And Will Support More Players Than Ever Before
    Push Square
    Don't Expect Diablo 4 or Overwatch 2 to Launch This Year

    Arcade Couch Credits:
    Music by: Dylan Blight
    Art by: Cherie Henriques

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    https://explosionnetwork.com/arcade-couch/

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Should They Remake Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic?

    Should They Remake Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic?

    Rumours continue about the possibility of a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake — but should LucasFilm do it? It’s a beloved fan favourite, but would it work as well in the new canon, and would a remake possibly punish the recently released High Republic material?

    This week Dylan also discusses his review for The Medium, Ciaran laughs about recent Borderlands casting news and Ashley argues about Game Pass value (shocker). The three also try and make sense of the recent Tomb Raider timelines and what the recently announced anime series could look like. Starting off the show Dylan also sheds light on the recent allegations on the developer of the upcoming ‘Season.’

    Reviews/Previews:
    The Medium

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
    Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo

    Episode Timecodes
    INTRO
    00:00:00 - Hello
    00:03:04 - This Week On The Show
    REVIEWS/PREVIEWS
    00:03:27 - The Medium Review
    THE NEWS
    00:15:55 - Season Developer Accused Of Toxic Workplace & Harassment
    00:25:44 - Tomb Raider Looking To Connect Franchises History
    00:36:23 - Xbox Game Pass Has 18 Million Subs
    00:39:06 - MTG Diablo-Like Open Beta In March
    00:44:00 - 007 Game Will Have A Brand New James Bond
    00:47:24 - Bleeding Edge Development Is Over
    00:56:53 - Borderlands Movie Casting
    01:01:08 - Knights Of The Old Republic Remake Apparently On The Way
    OUTRO
    01:11:21 - Goodbye

    Resources
    IGN
    A Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic Game Is Reportedly In Development Without EA And Bioware
    Season Developer Indefinitely Suspends Co-Found, CEO Temporarily Steps Down After Toxic Workplace, Harassment Allegations
    Kotaku
    Hitman Studio’s Project 007 Will Feature A New James Bond
    Xbox Game Pass Now Has 18 Million Subscribers
    PC Gamer
    Ninja Theory’s 4v4 Hero Brawler Bleeding Edge Will Get No Further Content Updates
    Polygon
    Borderlands Movie Outdoes Itself, Casts Kevin Hart As Roland
    Lara Croft’s Two Timelines Will Be Unified, Says Tomb Raider Studio
    Magic: The Gathering’s Take On Diablo Will Be Playable In March

    Arcade Couch Credits:
    Music by: Dylan Blight
    Art by: Cherie Henriques

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    https://explosionnetwork.com/arcade-couch/

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Gamers Are Horny For Resident Evil Village Vampire Lady

    Gamers Are Horny For Resident Evil Village Vampire Lady

    We have a release date for Resident Evil Village alongside some brand new gameplay. It looks scary, supernatural, but gamers are going horn-dog for the tall vampire lady. Who would have guessed?!

    In our first episode back for 2021 Dylan, Ashley and Ciaran also discuss what they’re most looking forward to playing in 2021. We also catch-up on the news we’ve missed including the big LucasFilm Games/Star Wars games news. Dylan also gives his early impressions on Hitman III, the first big release for 2021.

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
    Ciaran Marchant: https://twitter.com/YaboyRingo

    Reviews/Previews

    Nuts

    Episode Timecodes
    INTRO
    00:00:00 - Hello
    00:01:34 - This Week On The Show
    00:02:03 - What Are We Looking Forward Too In 2021
    MAIN TOPIC
    00:11:47 - Resident Evil Village Trailer, Release Date & Tall-Lady
    00:22:23 - Resident Evil 4 Remake Pushed To 2023
    REVIEWS/PREVIEWS
    00:29:10 - Nuts Review
    THE NEWS
    00:32:52 - Big Ant Studios Purchased By French Publisher
    00:36:15 - Vicarious Visions Is Absorbed By Blizzard
    00:42:37 - LucasFilm Games Announced
    00:44:56 - Ubisoft Is Making A Star Wars Game
    00:58:59 - Indiana Jones Game Announced
    WHAT WE’VE BEEN PLAYING
    01:05:02 - Hitman 3 Impressions
    OUTRO
    01:21:32 - Goodbye

    Resources
    Explosion Network
    Resident Evil Village Given Release Date Of May 7th Alongside New Gameplay Trailer
    Resident Evil Re: Verse Is A Free PVP Game Included With RE: Village
    Kotaku
    Machine Games Is Making An Indiana Jones Game
    Nacon Acquires Australian Developers Big Ant In $54.8 Million Deal
    Report: Vicarious Visions Is Working On A Diablo II Remake
    The Lucasfilm Games Name, At Least, Is Back
    Ubisoft Massive Is Making An Open World Star Wars Game
    VG24/7
    Capcom Rebooting Resident Evil 4 Remake, Project Pushed To 2023 - Report
    Leaker Says Resident Evil 7 PS5 And Xbox Series X/S Upgrade Coming

    Arcade Couch Credits:
    Music by: Dylan Blight
    Art by: Cherie Henriques

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Hades: Best Game of 2020 - A Spoiler Review Discussion

    Hades: Best Game of 2020 - A Spoiler Review Discussion

    Join Dylan Blight and Ashley Hobley for a special episode where they discuss the Explosion Networks Game of the Year winners, Hades. Beware of spoilers!

    Hosts:
    Ashley Hobley: https://twitter.com/ashleyhobley
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil

    Arcade Couch Credits:
    Music by: Dylan Blight
    Art by: Cherie Henriques

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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The only digital couch I need

Dylan, Ashley and the rest of EN always provide a solid and entertaining listen. Good laughs and some good Tassie takes. Highly recommend adding this to your podcast rotation

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Loving Cherie and the cuties! Great addition

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