Longtime friends and games media colleagues Vinny Caravella, Brad Shoemaker, and Alex Navarro share their combined decades of knowledge, expertise, and passion for games with weekly discussions about what they're playing, what's happening in the industry, and whatever else they're up to.
Tom Clancy's Punk Rock Mosh Pit
Video games are still coming out, news is still breaking, and we're still here to discuss it all, including the Steam Deck and the portable-PC proposition, Death's Door, Skyward Sword HD, Ubisoft's Skull & Bones mess, Neill Blomkamp's upcoming video game career, Vinny's escape from FF7 Remake, video games in your Netflix app, and Tom Clancy... but with attitude.
00:01:06 Human RESOURCES or HUMAN resources?
00:04:19 THUMPs and why we have them
00:05:54 Brad was out and now he's back. Thank goodness.
00:06:00 Podcast chapter markers like this one here
00:11:41 Brad GNU-maker
00:13:28 Steam Deck
00:34:35 Goodbye Big Picture Mode. Hello Steam Deck UI?
00:43:12 Netflix Gaming?
00:52:40 Chappie Director Going to Make Games?
01:00:37 Ubisoft Announces New Game
01:09:04 Where's my Skull and Bones?
01:22:18 Death's Door. Released July 20th, 2021. Xbox, PC.
01:41:02 Final Fantasy 7 Remake Vinny End Thoughts. Released April 10th, 2020. PS4, PS5.
01:49:22 Skyward Sword HD. Released July 16, 2021. Nintendo Switch.
02:06:44 Samurai Gunn 2. Currently Early Access on Steam.
02:08:02 Wrapping up and Thanks!
02:08:57 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
02:11:52 Nextlander Content Updates
02:13:23 Q and A This Friday on the Discord
02:14:26 Goodbye and thanks for listening
Ham to the Home
This week: we're very hot on Boomerang X, Vinny claws his way to the end of FF7 Remake, and we reflect on home meat delivery, the shaky future of the Judgment series, movies we should not have seen as children, the soaring prices of classic games, and the unlikely reappearance of Powdered Toast Man.
00:02:57 Temple of Doom Talk
00:04:07 Keeping up with the Jones Movies
00:06:56 ANOTHER Indiana Jones movie is being made?
00:09:58 What's a good age for melting faces?
00:12:50 Ranking of Aliens?
00:19:08 Boomerang X
00:36:24 Is this boomerang a glaive? Is Krull wrong?
00:38:23 Having the Jaws Talk
00:41:45 Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Continuing thoughts
01:04:13 Alex Finished Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
01:09:11 The end of the Judgment series?
01:19:41 Are arcade prize games rigged? Do we need to ask?
01:26:33 Mario 64 selling for over a million dollars
01:31:18 Nickelodeon's not-Smash Smash game
01:37:56 Studies show getting older is the best!
01:47:21 Wrapping up and thank yous
01:50:13 Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
01:52:25 Nextlander content updates
01:54:29 Fire Escape and Nextlander PAX Stream
Shinra Switches Get What They Deserve
Well, that new Switch model sure did get announced. It surrrrrre did. Assassin's Creed is going live-service, Dan Houser might make more video games, we're all giving Final Fantasy 7 Intergrade another shot, the xCloud beta seems pretty good, a three-wheeled car is a questionable purchase, and Vinny's running out of room for Transformers. All this and more, discussed within!
00:00:36 Weather Report
00:01:55 The struggles of collecting Transformers
00:03:43 Midlife crisis Fortress Maximus
00:04:17 Best midlife crisis car
00:08:19 Cars are expensive
00:12:17 Bigger baller purchase. Train or plane?
00:14:27 Dirigible, Train, or Submarine
00:17:04 20,000 Karats Under the Sea
00:19:06 Run of Show
00:20:01 The news
00:20:23 There's a new Switch coming
00:23:22 What's new with this Switch?
00:28:12 Will we get another Switch as well?
00:32:35 The reaction to the news
00:38:23 Previous attempts at upgrades
00:42:47 Assassin's Creed Online?
00:47:50 Warning: Mild AC Valhalla story talk
00:49:18 End of Mild AC Valhalla story talk
00:49:26 The state of Assassin's Creed's narrative
00:51:31 Will this game be a product in the actual AC lore?
00:53:48 Clint Hocking and the NEW GAME GODS
00:55:19 Former Rockstar founder Dan Houser starts a new company
01:02:16 Sony buys another dev studio
01:04:14 My Life for [Internet] Ire
01:04:58 What IS news really?
01:08:02 There really is a new Ghost of Tsushima release coming
01:10:32 Pricing for Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut
01:13:12 Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters dates and price
01:17:49 What about RoboCop?
01:19:13 New game from the makers of Zeno Clash?
01:20:54 The Video Games!
01:21:29 Final Fantasy 7 Remake
01:56:11 What other Final Fantasy game should be remade?
02:02:54 Project xCloud Beta
02:06:58 Playing with a wired Xbox 360 controller
02:09:55 Use cases for streaming
02:16:42 Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
02:23:53 Thank You and check out our other stuff
02:25:00 Our latest show, Here Decay, Gone Tomorrow
02:28:35 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts!
02:31:01 Farewell and see you next week.
Chargin' Chuck and the Boo in the Mornings
With the summer heat setting in, this week we're hunkering down and weighing in on Mario Golf: Super Rush, Scarlet Nexus, Lego Builder's Journey, Mortal Kombat: Fast and Furious, Alex's now-extensive river knowledge, a pair of Control sequels, Sony's Housemarque acquisition, Silent Hill fatigue, the rumored Ghost of Tsushima expansion, our personal dirty-dish thresholds, the current Hall and Oates frequency, and more!
0:01:44 Dishwashing and laundry schedules
0:04:53 Do you own a dishwasher?
0:10:48 End of household chore talk
0:10:53 Quick recap of Alex's vacation
0:13:57 Mario Golf: Super Rush
0:25:14 Switch hardware talk
0:29:17 Rabbids vs Minions vs Fast and Furious?
0:31:25 Put Dominic Toretto in MK cowards!
0:36:51 Scarlet Nexus
0:50:41 Necromunda: Hired Gun
0:53:22 Lego Builder's Journey
1:02:39 Maybe some FF7 game talk next week?
1:04:58 Co-op Control game and sequel?
1:13:01 Sony Bought Housemarque
1:18:52 Devs, please add Time Since Last Save if I can't manually save
1:20:59 Bloober Team and Silent Hill?
1:23:27 Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut?
1:29:13 Rock Band DLC Update
1:37:59 Nextlander patron tier updates, new content, business stuff
1:44:09 Farewells and thanks
1:44:34 Mysterious Benefactor Patron Shoutouts
1:48:11 Misson Control Patron Shoutouts
2:14:18 The very end of the show
I Need a Moment!
Our friend and #1 guest Mary Kish joins the podcast to talk about a crash course on the ins and outs of Twitch life, remembering how to socialize in 2021, eating peanuts dangerously on airplanes, the return of PAX West, Griftlands, Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance, Bear and Breakfast, the end of Ratchet and Clank, the curious tale of Hideo Kojima and Blue Box Games, chestbursting emotes, and more!
0:01:10 Say hello to our guest!
0:04:21 How to Twitch
0:15:09 Travelling and PAX
0:26:07 Pets and kids as an excuse to bail
0:27:38 Dark Alliance
1:13:52 Bear and Breakfast
1:20:44 Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
1:26:46 Aliens: Fireteam Elite gets a date and a price
1:31:24 The original ending of Alien?
1:32:55 Tekken X Street Fighter officially dead
1:34:50 Kojima and Blue Box rumors
1:38:51 Keeping expectations rock bottom
1:40:41 Our outlets on planes segment
1:44:18 Where can you find more of Mary Kish?
1:46:40 Thank you everyone
1:47:27 Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
Metroid vs. Predator
The first fully virtual E3 has come and gone, so we spend most of this episode running down our favorite games and announcements, touching on Starfield, Breath of the Wild 2, Advance Wars, Stalker 2, WarioWare, Redfall, Replaced, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Forza Horizon 5, Metroid Dread, Metal Slug Tactics, and more. Also, we played a bunch of Ratchet and Clank and Chicory. Also also, Alex saw F9! It's a podcast! About video games! Mostly! CHAPTERS
00:12:22 Alex Sees F9 Movie
00:23:14 E3 Happened
00:28:17 Some of our favorite E3 2021 Games
00:28:43 Metal Slug Tactics
00:31:03 Slime Rancher 2
00:33:53 Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
00:34:58 WarioWare: Get it Together
00:36:29 12 Minutes
00:48:17 Advance Wars 1+2 Re-boot Camp
00:50:59 Breath of the Wild 2
00:54:36 STALKER 2
00:55:46 Metroid Dread
01:01:41 Forza Horizon 5
01:06:33 Games We Wished Were There
01:06:51 State of Decay 3
01:12:26 Perfect Dark
01:14:09 Beyond Good and Evil 2
01:17:12 So Many Games
01:19:35 Stuff We All Played
01:19:47 Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
01:44:16 Chicory: A Colorful Tale
01:51:46 Backer Appreciation
01:55:43 Nextlander Housekeeping
01:57:25 The Actual End
Genuinely glad to hear these guys
I’m a little late to the show but I’m gonna catch up and I’m looking forward to the shows still to come.So glad to hear Vinny.Alex and Brad have branched out on their own to continue to entertain the masses with their unique take on my favourite medium.
Been listening to these guys for years. Honest, genuine and entertaining. Soon to be the number one podcast in the universe!