87 episodes

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.

The Nextlander Podcast Nextlander

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    • 4.9 • 110 Ratings

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.

    The Inner Ear Is a Strange Place

    The Inner Ear Is a Strange Place

    Did Brad choose 2023 to get into Subnautica VR? Yes. Did we check out that new SteamWorld Build demo? Yes. Do we have early-ish thoughts on Forspoken? Yes. Did we know what Hi-Fi Rush was when we recorded this? ...No. Can't win 'em all!

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers.(00:00:10) Intro(00:01:16) Shove your Access Points down your Pi-Hole(00:05:58) Show Rundown(00:06:12) Forspoken [PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jan 24, 2023(00:29:02) First Break(00:29:09) SteamWorld Build [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] in 2023(00:38:34) Subnautica VR [Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows), Oculus Rift, SteamVR] on Jan 23, 2018(00:48:37) Signalis [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S] on Oct 27, 2022(00:50:34) Vampire Survivors [Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on Nov 10, 2022(00:53:34) Second Break(00:54:28) Microsoft, 343, and the future of Halo(01:02:22) More games added to PlayStation VR2's launch window(01:12:14) Justin Roiland resigns from Squanch Games(01:18:57) Xbox adds new features to manage energy consumption(01:27:10) Breaking news update. It's happening(01:28:30) Wrapping up and thanks(01:31:12) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts(01:33:17) See ya!
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    The Year of Extraction

    The Year of Extraction

    This week's podcast is packed with words about handheld adventures, console preferences, and games like Signalis, LizardSpock, and the hottest Microvanias. Also: Microsoft layoffs, a strike at Ubisoft, creeping PC hardware requirements, questionable Xbox storage solutions, haunted vehicles, and more.

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers.(00:00:10) Intro(00:00:54) Down in the meme hole(00:01:52) The Show Rundown(00:08:19) I finally got my Playdate!(00:13:19) Alex sounds ready for Steam Deck(00:17:46) Games like... LizardSpock?(00:19:16) Signalis [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S] on Oct 27, 2022(00:25:27) First Break(00:25:36) The Case of the Golden Idol [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Oct 13, 2022(00:30:44) Atrio: The Dark Wild [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 10, 2021(00:33:58) Vampire Survivors [Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on Nov 10, 2022(00:38:32) Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Nov 16, 2022(00:45:52) Second Break(00:46:40) Microsoft's massive layoffs(00:54:02) Possible strike by Ubisoft Paris employees(01:06:54) Justin Roiland felony charges(01:12:16) The best selling games of 2022 in the US(01:18:14) What's your most popular platform?(01:24:01) Ready to upgrade all the hardware?(01:29:36) Emails(01:40:45) Wrapping up and thanks(01:41:34) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts(01:43:22) Nextlander content updates(01:44:38) See ya!
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Keep It or Junk It

    Keep It or Junk It

    Do we know what the hell is going on with WWE? Not exactly, but we try to make sense of it anyway, plus our first steps into Warzone 2.0's DMZ, the end of High on Life, Vinny's foray into Vampire Survivors, an Apple VR headset, thoughts on a Last of Us Part 3, and more.

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers.Cue(00:00:10) Intro(00:03:51) What is going on with... wrestling?(00:10:02) Show rundown(00:10:56) Old computer parts: Keep it or Junk it?(00:14:03) The Games(00:14:08) Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Nov 16, 2022(00:27:09) First Break(00:27:13) The Case of the Golden Idol [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Oct 13, 2022(00:37:21) High on Life [Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on Dec 13, 2022(00:43:10) Atrio: The Dark Wild [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 10, 2021(00:45:55) Vampire Survivors [Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on Nov 10, 2022(00:54:13) Dota 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Linux] on Jul 09, 2013(01:01:56) Second Break(01:02:00) The News(01:02:10) Xbox and Bethesda's Developer_Direct(01:11:25) Apple's newest gadget might be VR/AR?(01:16:44) Ubisoft has some delays(01:21:12) Sony News(01:21:18) The PS5 shortage is over?(01:22:59) PS5's accessibility controller(01:26:06) Last of Us show is getting positive buzz(01:36:13) Emails(01:45:06) Wrapping up and thanks(01:46:52) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts(01:48:37) Nextlander content updates(01:50:16) See ya!
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    That's a Poopy Part!

    That's a Poopy Part!

    The motley range of games we got into over the holidays includes Card Shark, Dota 2, Sky: Children of the Light, and COD: Warzone 2.0 and DMZ. (Next stop: Escape From Tarkov.) Also: new year's etiquette, 3DS archeology, the YouTube recommendations challenge, and more!

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers.(00:00:10) Intro(00:03:43) When is it too late to wish someone a Happy New Year(00:06:35) How are these kids getting a 3DS?!(00:12:56) Show Rundown(00:13:16) Upgrading that PS5!(00:20:03) Pentiment [Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Nov 15, 2022(00:20:25) NOTE: Some light story structure talk about Pentiment throughout. Nothing explicit.(00:31:37) First Break(00:31:50) The Case of the Golden Idol [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Oct 13, 2022(00:35:45) Card Shark [Nintendo Switch, Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jun 02, 2022(00:39:31) Grounded [Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on Sep 27, 2022(00:44:01) Vampire Survivors [Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on Nov 10, 2022(00:47:11) Dota 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Linux] on Jul 09, 2013(00:52:43) Sky: Children of the Light [PlayStation 4] on Dec 2022(00:57:22) Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Nov 16, 2022(01:06:59) Second Break(01:07:04) News(01:08:06) Epic pays $520 million in settlements(01:15:14) Epic also shutting down some online services and games(01:24:48) John Carmack leaves Meta and has some words(01:29:42) Chris Metzen returns to World of Warcraft(01:35:42) Hitman 3 enters a World of Assassination(01:41:37) Emails [podcast at nextlander dot com](01:52:18) Oh yeah? What's in your YouTube recommended list?!(01:58:05) Wrapping up and thanks(01:59:04) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts(02:01:01) Nextlander content updates(02:01:35) See ya!
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    • 2 hrs 2 min
    Game of the Year 2022, Part 2

    Game of the Year 2022, Part 2

    Our last podcast of the year means it's time to consider our favorite games of the year-- and from narrative adventures like Citizen Sleeper and NORCO to insidious time sinks like Vampire Survivors and indie throwbacks like Tunic, there's a lot to consider. Thanks to everyone for your support, and happy holidays!

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers.(00:00:10) Intro(00:01:23) GOTY Housekeeping(00:01:57) Most Insidious Time Sink(00:28:05) Game We Most Wish Had Come Out This Year(00:51:34) First Break(00:51:38) Top Ten Games of the Year!(01:51:39) Second Break(01:51:43) Ordering the list(02:08:14) The list is made(02:10:03) Recap of all the categories(02:13:55) Wrapping up and thanks(02:16:33) See Ya!(02:16:45) Mysterous Benefactor Shoutouts
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    • 2 hrs 18 min
    Game of the Year 2022, Part 1

    Game of the Year 2022, Part 1

    Come one, come all to the first installment in our year-end reflection on many of our favorite games this year, with some chill, non-binding, conflict-free awards for storytelling, art design and technical achievement in visuals, some personal categories just for funsies, and moresies!

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers.(00:00:10) Intro(00:01:42) Game of the Year housekeeping notes(00:03:46) Best Storytelling (Games noted for possible spoilers)(00:07:07) The Quarry [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on Jun 10, 2022(00:09:40) Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4] on Nov 11, 2022(00:15:40) FAR: Changing Tides [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on Mar 01, 2022(00:17:10) Tunic [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch] on Mar 16, 2022(00:19:43) Stray [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jul 19, 2022(00:24:05) Immortality [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on Aug 30, 2022(00:28:15) Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 18, 2022(00:29:53) The Excavation of Hob's Barrow [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Linux] on Sep 28, 2022(00:31:15) Citizen Sleeper [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on May 05, 2022(00:33:16) Pentiment [Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Nov 15, 2022(00:38:33) Norco [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5] on Mar 24, 2022(00:42:33) The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe [Linux, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S] on Apr 27, 2022(00:43:53) God of War Ragnarök [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5] on Nov 09, 2022(00:44:54) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022(00:51:45) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022(00:55:46) First Break(00:55:50) Best Storytelling winners(01:02:42) Vinny's Category: FMV And/Or Point and Click Adventure Games That Are for Cool People(01:06:44) Best Game We Came Back To(01:24:57) Brad's Category: Hard Game Club(01:35:03) Second Break(01:35:07) Best Look(02:19:59) Alex's Category: Music(02:43:53) Wrapping up and recap(02:47:29) See ya!(02:47:43) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (thanks everyone!)
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    • 2 hrs 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

Games Freezer ,

Legends

Vinny Brad Alex 💙

Perfection 👍🏻

Cezardaj ,

Great comfortable games podcast

The trio of games journalist talk about the goings on in the games industry and the games that they are playing (mix of the latest ones and the ones that are keeping their attention). Chill podcast with surprisingly good sound quality (and the chapter markers are good as well!).

Action_Turtle ,

Nice guys talking about games

Few guys talking about games in a light-hearted manner. Great listen

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