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USgamer's official RPG podcast features Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford as they explore WRPGs, JRPGs, MMORPGs, tabletop RPGs, and all the best in the wonderful world of roleplaying games

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USgamer's official RPG podcast features Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford as they explore WRPGs, JRPGs, MMORPGs, tabletop RPGs, and all the best in the wonderful world of roleplaying games

    The Console RPG Quest: Xbox + Fallout TV Show Reaction

    The Console RPG Quest: Xbox + Fallout TV Show Reaction

    The original Xbox didn't have that many role-playing game, but it was nevertheless a watershed moment for both console history and the RPG genre. Kat and Nadia look back on Microsoft's entry into the console market and talk about Knights of the Old Republic's breakout success, Fable's broken promises, and much more, Plus: Reacting to the newly-announced Fallout TV show! Does it have any hope of being good? We discuss!  

    • 1 hr 10 min
    5 Games Like Diablo 2 You Should Play + Why We Don't Want a Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Remake

    5 Games Like Diablo 2 You Should Play + Why We Don't Want a Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Remake

    It's Diablo 2's 20th anniversary, and Kat and Nadia are here to talk about its remarkable descendants, including Titan Quest, Torchlight, and other classics (plus some newer games)! Plus, Cyberpunk 2077 impressions, why Pokemon Diamond & Pearl doesn't need a remake, and more!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Console RPG Quest: WonderSwan + Cyberpunk Delay, Pokemon Snap, and More

    The Console RPG Quest: WonderSwan + Cyberpunk Delay, Pokemon Snap, and More

    The latest entry in the Console RPG Quest tackles both the WonderSwan and the Neo Geo Pocket, two cult favorite handhelds nevertheless trapped in the shadow of the Game Boy. Are their RPG legacies worth remembering? Kat and Nadia discuss! Plus, the duo get into all of the RPG news from the week, including the Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC, the Cyberpunk delay, and more!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Reacting to the PS5 Reveal, Persona 4 Golden on PC, and Project Athia

    Reacting to the PS5 Reveal, Persona 4 Golden on PC, and Project Athia

    It's E3! ... Sort of. Kat and Nadia react to the PS5 reveal and lament the general lack of RPGs; talk about Persona 4 Golden being liberated from the Vita, and speculate on Square Enix's newly-revealed Project Athia. Plus chatter about the Demon's Souls Remake, the Track of the Week, and more!

    • 1 hr
    A Special Preview of Branching Narratives With Jeff Green

    A Special Preview of Branching Narratives With Jeff Green

    We're launching a brand new podcast at USgamer! In this special preview of Branching Narratives, Jeff and Kat sit down to talk about Jeff's journey through the industry; why they're launching a conversational podcast, and how it's all going to work. Stay tuned for the first full episode on June 10!

    • 15 min
    How RPGs Have Handled Social Commentary Over the Years

    How RPGs Have Handled Social Commentary Over the Years

    In the course of USG raising more than $7000 for Black Lives Matters during a live stream, Axe of the Blood God recently held a live discussion about social commentary in RPGs. That segment is included in this episode, in which we are joined by Eric Van Allen and VG247's Alex Donaldson, who talk about the failings of Vampire: The Masquerade and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the successes of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and more. Plus: Outer Worlds on Switch isn't so great, unfortunately!

    • 1 hr 18 min

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