123 episodes

Video games: They’re serious business! Except when they’re not serious at all. Each week on Triple Click, video game experts Kirk Hamilton, Maddy Myers, and Jason Schreier journey into the fascinating world of games. They’ll explore hot topics in video game news and culture, answer burning listener questions, debate the pros and cons of the biggest new games, and replay old classics together.

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    • 4.5 • 89 Ratings

Video games: They’re serious business! Except when they’re not serious at all. Each week on Triple Click, video game experts Kirk Hamilton, Maddy Myers, and Jason Schreier journey into the fascinating world of games. They’ll explore hot topics in video game news and culture, answer burning listener questions, debate the pros and cons of the biggest new games, and replay old classics together.

    What's The Deal With: Xenoblade Chronicles?

    What's The Deal With: Xenoblade Chronicles?

    Xenogears? Xenosaga? Xenoblade? Just what is the deal with all of these Xeno-games? In honor of the recent release of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 for the Switch, Jason walks Kirk and Maddy through the long-running JRPG pseudo-series, from giant robots to anime swords.

    • 58 min
    Beanscast: Squid Game & Battle(s) Royale

    Beanscast: Squid Game & Battle(s) Royale

    Three podcasters enter. Only one will leave.*

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Oregon Trail, Carmen Sandiego, And Other 'Edutainment'

    Oregon Trail, Carmen Sandiego, And Other 'Edutainment'

    (Rockapella voice) Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? This week, the Triple Click gang straps on their magnifying glasses and tries to track down the infamous criminal as well as other "edutainment" games, from Oregon Trail to Number Munchers. What made those old games so special? Can "educational" games ever really work? And what's up with all that dysentery?

    • 1 hr 5 min
    What's The Deal With: Monkey Island?

    What's The Deal With: Monkey Island?

    What exactly is "Monkey Island" and why is it so popular? This week, the Triple Click gang revisits the old point-and-click adventure series in preparation for the newly announced Return to Monkey Island, which will be out later this year. They talk about the ups and downs of Monkey Island, the incredible music, and how it reinvigorated the genre by showing the world that adventure games do not, in fact, need to kill you.

    • 58 min
    Triple Play: Citizen Sleeper

    Triple Play: Citizen Sleeper

    Kirk, Jason, and Maddy dig into Citizen Sleeper, one of this year's, uh, sleeper hits. Set in a dystopian future full of corporations and depression, Citizen Sleeper is sort of a cross between a visual novel and a life simulation game. The gang talks about escaping digital poverty, the game's unique aesthetic style, and what it'd really be like to have your consciousness implanted into a robot body.

    • 58 min
    What If You Could Just Turn Off The Microtransactions?

    What If You Could Just Turn Off The Microtransactions?

    This week, the Triple Click gang opens up the mailbag and takes some of YOUR questions about all sorts of fun things. Wouldn't it be nice if games let you turn off all the microtransactions? What's it like revisiting old games with a modern eye? And what are our favorite board games (aside from Candyland)???

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

RLC888 ,

Easy, thoughtful listen

Strong podcasters with chemistry. Podcast run-time makes it for an easy listen. The 3 of them don't always agree, despite having good arguments, leading to thoughtful discussions. Highly recommend.

Taylor9080 ,

Insightful and funny

Thoughtful and considered takes on games, placing them in context of gaming history, the industry, and pop culture. Funny and charming hosts whos years of experience with games and journalism shine through. Listen if you want specific and nuanced thoughts on the games you love.

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#1 weather reporting podcast

Also captivating hosts having fun and insightful gaming-related conversations.

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