The Escapist Show, hosted by Jack Packard and The Escapist Editor-in-Chief, Nick Calandra, is a weekly look at the games we've been playing and discussion about the hottest video game news items of the week.
The Open World Bloat Problem (and How Assassin's Creed Valhalla Kinda Fixes It)
This week on The Escapist Show, Jack is back in Dark Souls, Nick finished Sekiro and we discuss the open world bloat problem currently plaguing the AAA games industry.
Demon's Souls Is Stunning on the PS5
This week on The Escapist Show we discuss Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and provide our first impressions on the PS5.
Our First Impressions of The Xbox Series X
This week on The Escapist Show we finally have our hands on next-generation hardware, so I provide my first impressions of the Xbox Series X and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, while Jack has been spending more time in the cloud (Stadia) checking out Baldur’s Gate III.
Breaking Down The "Should Streamers Pay Developers" Controversy
This week on The Escapist Show, Jack and Nick discuss the games they've been playing and then breakdown the big Twitter controversy from earlier in the week about whether or not streamers should pay developers for streaming their games.
Immortals Fenyx Rising Preview - Not Quite Breath of the Wild
This week on The Escapist Show, Nick and Jack both got to preview Ubisoft's upcoming Immortals Fenyx Rising game, and Jack finally tried cloud gaming...his response may surprise you.
Cyberpunk 2077, Media Gatekeeping & What We're Excited About For Next-Gen
This week on The Escapist Show, we talk a little bit more about Spelunky 2 and Star Wars Squadrons, plus new details on the Cyberpunk 2077 crunch situation and even more social media drama. We end the episode on some next-gen excitement, and promise that next week we'll be getting back to the fun stuff.