42 episodes

From the people behind Gamertron and The Not Red E Podcast comes the exhumation of A Winner Is You - a video game club podcast from the UK presented by Alex Aldridge (Goombastomp.com) and David Smillie (GamingRespawn.com). We specialise in rankings and top 10s as well as our main feature of deep diving into the biggest and best games, both old and new, one episode at a time!

A Winner Is You A Winner Is You

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From the people behind Gamertron and The Not Red E Podcast comes the exhumation of A Winner Is You - a video game club podcast from the UK presented by Alex Aldridge (Goombastomp.com) and David Smillie (GamingRespawn.com). We specialise in rankings and top 10s as well as our main feature of deep diving into the biggest and best games, both old and new, one episode at a time!

    Episode 42: Summer of Resi pt. 1 - Resident Evil 5

    Episode 42: Summer of Resi pt. 1 - Resident Evil 5

    It's time to beat the heat with some good ol' survival horror! We're spending our summers hiding from the sun in darkened rooms playing Resident Evil, as we're sure you are too.

    We begin our journey with that one you probably played loads with your mate, look back on as a being a bit rubbish because it's not proper Resi, but would likely still enjoy if you played it again now - Resident Evil 5.

    Join us as we recount our adventure in the first co-op Resi, the first Resi to drop an f-bomb, and the first Resi without Shinji Mikami. Make sure you come back throughout the rest of summer as we'll be diving back into this wonderful Capcom franchise.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 41: Prey (2017)

    Episode 41: Prey (2017)

    Weeeeeeee're baaaaaack! Much like the stifling British humidity, you'll never get rid of AWIY, lads!

    This episode we celebrate the underappreciated brilliance of Arkane Studios' 2017 sleeper hit Prey.

    We chat about the game's swerving, mysterious story, the stunning mega dungeon of TALOS I, the various neuromod powers and abilities, bugs and nonsense we encountered, and much more.

    This game really needs to be played to experience this podcast to its fullest, so go out and get playing, and then enjoy retreading those steps again with us.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode 40: DOUBLE FEATURE - Super Mario Land 2 & Wario Land

    Episode 40: DOUBLE FEATURE - Super Mario Land 2 & Wario Land

    More BOGOF podcasting glory from AWIY, as we take you for a ride on the Dot Matrix Highway for Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 for the Game Boy.

    Mario Land 2 is one of the most underrated games in the Mario franchise, and it still stands up beautifully today, especially if you play the DX version romhack. Check that out at romhacking.net/hacks/3784/

    Wario Land is a different beast altogether, and to be honest it's a madness that it actually carries the Mario Land 3 monicker, but that doesn't mean the game is bad. Far from it, as there's plenty of inventive stuff in this one too.

    Don't forget to get in your questions or game requests to awinnerisyoupod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 39: DOUBLE FEATURE - Wolfenstein 3D & Medal of Honor: Frontline

    Episode 39: DOUBLE FEATURE - Wolfenstein 3D & Medal of Honor: Frontline

    Ah, it's time to relax and you know what that means. A glass of wine, your favourite easy chair. And, of course, this podcast playing on your home stereo. It's the first of our double feature episodes - two smaller(ish) games with a tenuous link crammed together for double the listening pleasure.

    In May 2022, ID Software's seminally splendid shooter Wolfenstein 3D turns 30 years-old. For part one of the episode, we discuss its cultural impact, its development, its relevance today, and whether it's still worth playing.

    The second birthday this month is that of EA's (boo) Medal of Honor: Frontline, as it hits the big 2-0. We had a surprisingly refreshing time with this one, as it feels very of its time in a good way (mostly). There's still plenty of time for gripes, but the importance of this game is not to be dismissed.

    Don't forget to email in any questions/requests/insults to awinnerisyoupod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 38: Elden Ring (pt. 1)

    Episode 38: Elden Ring (pt. 1)

    Elden Ring is a sprawling, fantastical and relentlessly punishing video game. So much so that it can make you go a little crazy, and that seems to have been the case with your intrepid hosts here. Let's just say we're filled with piss and vinegar for this one!

    Just a warning, this podcast will not cover the lore of these games, especially as many people on YouTube have already. We will, however, chat about the builds, the mechanics, the overall gameplay, the bosses, the areas and much more!

    Part one of this two-parter sees us journey through the Lands Between up to the end of Caelid and into Nokron, Eternal City - which is where we'll pick it up later on. 

    Enjoy the show, fellow tarnished, and don't forget to email your thoughts/questions to awinnerisyoupod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Episode 37: 25 Years of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

    Episode 37: 25 Years of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

    Happy birthday, SOTN! We're back to close off our very short Metroidvania season with what we both believe to be the superior of the 'progenitor' titles in the genre.

    We discuss the game's strongest points, the story, the enemies, the inverted castle (spoiler?) and how disappointing the PS4 remake is (typical Konami, amirite?) among many other absolutely definitely fascinating topics.

    Because we're quite prone to random nonsense, we also talk about vampire movies, Bram Stoker's Dracula, the Jimmy Savile Netflix documentary, Mindhunter and serial killer museums, learning that Micro Machines and its sequel both actually suck, Keio Flying Squadron for Mega-CD being "weird Japanese shit," and we also have a letter from a listener that's absolutely nothing to do with video games at all.

    Then again, what is a podcast? A miserable little pile of banter. But enough talk, press play and... hear us talk at you!

    • 1 hr 45 min

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