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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

    Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Is About Riding Motorbikes

    Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Is About Riding Motorbikes

    It’s the solo chair show this week as Dylan sits down to talk about the Pokemon Presents from last week, including new information on Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

    Reviews/Preview Mentioned:

    Two Point Campus

    Hosts:
    Dylan Blight: https://twitter.com/vivaladil

    Episode Timecodes
    INTRO
    00:00:00 - Hello
    00:00:28 - Today On The Show
    REVIEWS/PREVIEWS
    00:01:04 - Two Point Campus Review
    THE NEWS
    00:02:08 - We Are OFK Gets Release Date
    00:03:39 - AEW: Fight Forevers Get Publisher In THQ Nordic
    00:08:14 - Koch Is Now Plaion
    WHAT WE’VE BEEN PLAYING
    00:10:03 - Marvel Snap Update & They Return Gold Spent On Nexus Event
    MAIN TOPIC
    00:17:36 - Pokemon Presents Info On GO, Worlds, Cafe & Masters EX
    00:22:14 - Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Information
    OUTRO
    00:35:45 - Goodbye

    Resources
    Explosion Network
    MARVEL SNAP GIVING JANE FOSTER CARD TO ALL PLAYERS, AND RETURNING ALL GOLD SPENT ON THE NEXUS EVENT
    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s New Gym Leader Makes Fans Sexually Confused
    WE ARE OFK BEGINS WITH A TWO EPISODE PREMIERE ON AUGUST 18TH
    IGN
    AEW: Fight Forever Reveals Its Match Types and More
    Press Start
    KOCH MEDIA HAS REBRANDED AND IS NOW CALLED PLAION

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

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    • 37 min
    Rollerdrome Preview, Marvel Snap Addiction & Annapurna Showcase

    Rollerdrome Preview, Marvel Snap Addiction & Annapurna Showcase

    Rollerdrome is going to be a great time, Dylan and Ashley are both addicted to Marvel Snap and they break down all the news and trailers from the Annapurna Showcase.

    Also on the show, GTA 6 is coming, but soon. Meta Quest now has a huge price increase and the Knights of The Old Republic Remake isn’t looking good.

    Reviews/Previews

    Endling - Extinction Is Forever Review

    Rollerdrome Preview

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

    Episode Timecodes
    INTRO
    00:00:00 - Hello
    00:01:08 - Today On The Show
    REVIEWS/PREVIEWS
    00:01:35 - Endling - Extinction is Forever Review
    00:03:18 - Rollerdrome Preview
    THE NEWS
    00:09:56 - GTA 6 Report
    00:16:34 - Valve Changes Steam Images Rules
    00:22:02 - The Lord of The Rings: Gollum Delayed
    00:24:47 - Meta Quest Price Increase
    00:27:16 - Knights of The Old Republic Remake Troubles
    00:30:00 - Annapurna Interactive Showcase
    WHAT WE’RE PLAYING
    00:46:09 - Marvel Snap
    01:02:56 - Pokemon Unite - 1 Year Later
    OUTRO
    01:09:36 - Goodbye

    Resources
    Explosion Network
    META QUEST 2 WILL RECEIVE NEARLY $150 PRICE INCREASE FROM AUGUST 1ST
    THE GOLLUM GAME IS DELAYED "FOR A FEW MONTHS"
    GamesIndustry.Biz
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake delayed indefinitely
    IGN
    GTA 6 Will Reportedly Feature a First Female Playable Character and Add New Cities Over Time
    Press Start
    EVERYTHING ANNOUNCED AT THE ANNAPURNA INTERACTIVE SHOWCASE
    The Verge
    Valve won’t allow awards and reviews on Steam store images starting in September

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

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    MultiVersus, Marvel Snap

    MultiVersus, Marvel Snap

    We’ve been playing both the MultiVersus and the Marvel Snap beta’s and loving both. These are two games to have on your radars this year and for very different reasons.

    We also talk about Ubisoft delaying a bunch of games, Dylan gets to scream about Bayonetta 3 and everyone’s been playing Stray.

    Reviews/Previews Mentioned:

    Stray

    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
    00:01:52 - Today On The Show
    REVIEWS/PREVIEWS
    00:02:08 - Stray Review
    THE NEWS
    00:10:54 - BAYONETTA 3
    00:17:27 - Aussie Games Funding
    00:19:54 - An Asymmetric DBZ Game
    00:23:28 - Xbox Gets Discord Support
    00:26:01 - Ubisoft Cancels & Delays Games
    MAIN TOPIC
    00:29:49 - MultiVersus Impressions
    00:48:04 - Marvel Snap Impressions
    OUTRO
    01:13:16 - Goodbye

    Resources
    Kotaku
    Xbox Is Finally Getting Real Discord Integration…Soon
    PC Gamer
    Take one guess as to why people are mad about the new free-to-play Marvel CCG
    VG24/7
    Ubisoft cancels Ghost Recon: Frontline, Splinter Cell VR, and two other titles
    WellPlayed
    31 Aussie Games Share In The Spoils Of Over $4 Million In Funding From Screen Australia
    Youtube
    DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS - Frieza Reveal Trailer

    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 14 min
    skate. Goes Free-to-Play & More Gaming Acquisitions

    skate. Goes Free-to-Play & More Gaming Acquisitions

    EA has revealed new information about the next entry in the Skate franchise including that it will be free to play. Ashley and Ciaran share their thoughts on how they might go about monetizing the game and whether this is a smart move.

    Also on the show week: a bunch of gaming acquisitions, another Kirby game is on the way and what games have people been tweeting about.

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

    Episode Timecodes
    INTRO
    00:00:00 - Hello
    00:00:49 - Today On The Show
    THE NEWS
    00:01:17 - Ubisoft pulls titles from Steam, causes an overreaction
    00:10:40 - Skate 4 now called skate., Goes Free-To-Play
    00:19:01 - Respawn could be making an Apex Legends single-player game
    00:24:52 - Nintendo buys CG Production Company
    00:31:30 - Nordisk Games buys Supermassive
    00:37:20 - Another Kirby game is coming this year
    00:40:25 - Goldeneye Remaster in limbo due to Ukraine invasion
    00:10:40 - Twitter reveals what games we’re tweeting about
    MAIN TOPIC
    00:48:51 - What games should be remastered or made more modern?
    OUTRO
    01:00:37 - Goodbye

    Resources
    GamesIndustry.biz
    Ubisoft titles pulled from Steam may lock out players who bought them
    Nintendo to acquire visual production firm Dynamo Pictures
    Nordisk Games acquires Supermassive
    Spotify acquires music trivia game Heardle
    Kotaku
    Report: GoldenEye 007 Remaster Reportedly 'In Limbo' Due To Ukraine Invasion
    Press Start
    Kirby's Dream Buffet Is A Brand New eShop Exclusive Party Game Coming This Year
    Twitter Blog
    Twitter Gaming reports record conversation volume for first half of 2022
    WellPlayed
    Skate 4 Officially Called skate; Adopting A Free-To-Play Model
    Respawn Could Be Working On An Apex Legends Single-Player Game According To Job Listings

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

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

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Skulls & Bones Is Back

    Skulls & Bones Is Back

    We discuss the gameplay re-reveal of Skull & Bones and try and work out the audience, and if much has changed in the years since it was originally shown off at E3.

    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
    00:01:52 - Today On The Show
    00:01:58 - Kazuki Takahashi RIP
    THE NEWS
    00:06:30 - Skull & Bones Gameplay & Re-Reveal
    00:18:26 - Rockstar Says No More RDRO To Work On Next GTA Game
    00:23:42 - Gollum Gameplay Trailer
    00:30:12 - Lollipop Chainsaw Remake Announced
    00:36:10 - UbiForward Set For September
    00:43:11 - E3 2023 Being Handled By ReedPop
    OUTRO
    00:46:44 - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
    00:49:17 - Goodbye

    Resources
    Explosion Network
    LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW REMAKE ANNOUNCED FOR 2023 RELEASE DATE
    UBIFORWARD EVENT ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER
    Kotaku
    Mega Events Company Won’t Let E3 Die, Promises ‘Return To Form’ In 2023
    NME
    ‘GTA 6’ development means “major” ‘Red Dead Online’ updates will stop
    WellPlayed
    Skull And Bones Gets A November Release Date Alongside A Gameplay Reveal Trailer
    The Lord Of The Rings: Gollum’s New Trailer Provides The First Look At Gameplay

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

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

    Support Us:
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    • 50 min
    Persona 5 Finally To Nintendo Switch & Overwatch 2 Early Access

    Persona 5 Finally To Nintendo Switch & Overwatch 2 Early Access

    Persona 5 is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch, as revealed in the latest Nintendo Mini Direct, and with Overwatch 2 in the wild (at least in an early access form), there’s much to discuss this week on the show.

    Reviews/Previews Mentioned:

    Aya Neo Pro 2021

    Fields of Glory II

    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
    00:01:31 - Today On The Show
    REVIEWS/PREVIEWS
    00:02:06 - The Quarry Review
    00:11:01 - Steelseries Arctis Nova Pro Review
    00:19:05 - Fields of Glory II Review
    THE NEWS
    00:24:16 - Nintendo Mini Showcase
    00:31:52 - People abuse Monkey Island dev for art
    00:40:21 - Mario + Rabbids showcase
    00:44:16 - More From Nintendo Mini Partner Showcase
    00:54:48 - Spellbreak shutdown
    00:57:46 - NBA Game From Niantic As They Let 9% Of Staff Go
    01:11:29 - Skull & Bones Release Date Leak
    WHAT WE’VE BEEN PLAYING
    01:18:28 - Overwatch 2 Beta Impressions
    01:38:06 - Goodbye

    Resources
    Eurogamer
    Skull and Bones launch details appear online
    Explosion Network
    NINTENDO DIRECT MINI: PARTNER SHOWCASE REVEALS PERSONA GAMES COMING TO NINTENDO SWITCH AND MORE
    Grumpy Gamer
    Return to Monkey Island Trailer
    IGN
    Pokémon Go Creator Niantic Announces NBA All-World
    Kotaku
    Fantasy Battle Royale Spellbreak Shutting Down, Studio To Be Absorbed By Blizzard
    Pokémon Go Studio Cancels Projects, Cuts More Than 80 Staff As It Struggles To Find Next Hit
    Vooks
    New gameplay details, characters & composers detailed in Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope showcase

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

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

    Support Us:
    http://www.ko-fi.com/explosion

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

AC_Ashley ,

Cutest Couch you'll ever hear

Great discussions every week about everything in gaming! Great banter amongst the hosts. #Cuties #PhysicalMediaForever

Xackclaret ,

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

KLove89! ,

Team Captain Cuties!

Loving Cherie and the cuties! Great addition

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