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The flagship podcast of Aftermath, a worker-owned, subscription-based website covering video games, the internet, and everything that comes after from journalists who previously worked at Kotaku, Vice, and The Washington Post. Each week, games journalism veterans Luke Plunkett, Nathan Grayson, Chris Person, Riley MacLeod, and Gita Jackson – though not always all at once, because that’s too many people for a podcast – break down video game news, Remember Some Games, and learn about Chris’ frankly incredible number of special interests. Sometimes we even bring on guests from both inside and outside the video game industry! I don’t know what else to tell you; it’s a great time. Simply by reading this description, you’re already wasting time that you could be spending listening to the show. Head to aftermath.site for more info.

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    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

The flagship podcast of Aftermath, a worker-owned, subscription-based website covering video games, the internet, and everything that comes after from journalists who previously worked at Kotaku, Vice, and The Washington Post. Each week, games journalism veterans Luke Plunkett, Nathan Grayson, Chris Person, Riley MacLeod, and Gita Jackson – though not always all at once, because that’s too many people for a podcast – break down video game news, Remember Some Games, and learn about Chris’ frankly incredible number of special interests. Sometimes we even bring on guests from both inside and outside the video game industry! I don’t know what else to tell you; it’s a great time. Simply by reading this description, you’re already wasting time that you could be spending listening to the show. Head to aftermath.site for more info.

    Xbox’s Excess Of Excuses About Exclusives (With Ash Parrish)

    Xbox’s Excess Of Excuses About Exclusives (With Ash Parrish)

    On this week’s episode, Nathan, Chris, and Luke are joined by The Verge’s Ash Parrish to discuss Microsoft’s weird podcast about its plans for a non-exclusive but still mostly exclusive future, which will involve dedicated hardware but will also circumvent the need for it? Look, it’s more weird decision-making from a company that seems to have a blurry notion of the point B it wants to arrive at but no idea how to get there. Elsewhere in the episode, we talk about Helldivers 2 – it’s rules, man, it rules so hard – and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’s yellow paint nontroversy. Then we talk about how it’s somebody’s moral imperative to leak Coyote Vs Acme and other films that have been unceremoniously axed in the name of tax write offs. Lastly, thanks to Chris’ newfound passion for powder coating devices, we devise a scheme to powder coat the Statue of Liberty, which – you must agree – is overdue for a refresh. 
     
    Credits
    - Hosts: Nathan Grayson, Chris Person, Luke Plunkett & Special Guest Ash Parrish
    - Podcast Production & Ads: Multitude
    - Subscribe to Aftermath!
     
    About The Show
    Aftermath Hours is the flagship podcast of Aftermath, a worker-owned, subscription-based website covering video games, the internet, and everything that comes after from journalists who previously worked at Kotaku, Vice, and The Washington Post. Each week, games journalism veterans Luke Plunkett, Nathan Grayson, Chris Person, Riley MacLeod, and Gita Jackson – though not always all at once, because that’s too many people for a podcast – break down video game news, Remember Some Games, and learn about Chris’ frankly incredible number of special interests. Sometimes we even bring on guests from both inside and outside the video game industry! I don’t know what else to tell you; it’s a great time. Simply by reading this description, you’re already wasting time that you could be spending listening to the show. Head to aftermath.site for more info. 

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Disney And Fortnite Sitting In A Tree, S-Y-N-E-R-G-I-Z-I-N-G

    Disney And Fortnite Sitting In A Tree, S-Y-N-E-R-G-I-Z-I-N-G

    On this week’s episode, Nathan, Chris, Luke, and Riley discuss Disney’s $1.5 billion investment into Epic Games for an even bigger slice of the Fortnite pie, as well as all the ways Disney has stumbled into gaming success (and failure) in the past. This gives way to a conversation about the sanitized Disney of the modern day and where, with corporations feeding them slop, kids now go for their necessary doses of weird. Then we talk about Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Microsoft’s seeming shift away from Xbox-exclusive games, and IGN’s drive to become the biggest unionized video game publication in existence. And we do it all without any technical issues whatsoever. It’s crazy, really, if you think about it.
     
    Credits
    - Hosts: Nathan Grayson, Chris Person, Luke Plunkett & Riley MacLeod
    - Podcast Production & Ads: Multitude
    - Subscribe to Aftermath!
     
    About The Show
    Aftermath Hours is the flagship podcast of Aftermath, a worker-owned, subscription-based website covering video games, the internet, and everything that comes after from journalists who previously worked at Kotaku, Vice, and The Washington Post. Each week, games journalism veterans Luke Plunkett, Nathan Grayson, Chris Person, Riley MacLeod, and Gita Jackson – though not always all at once, because that’s too many people for a podcast – break down video game news, Remember Some Games, and learn about Chris’ frankly incredible number of special interests. Sometimes we even bring on guests from both inside and outside the video game industry! I don’t know what else to tell you; it’s a great time. Simply by reading this description, you’re already wasting time that you could be spending listening to the show. Head to aftermath.site for more info.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Death Discoursing And Suicide Squawking

    Death Discoursing And Suicide Squawking

    On this week’s episode, Nathan, Chris, and Riley share their thoughts on the new and characteristically over the top Death Stranding 2 trailer, which gets everybody talking about the industry’s favorite auteur: Ken Levine. OK, first they discuss Hideo Kojima and his place in video games as one of the only people who gets to do His Whole Thing at such a massive scale, but then they get to Levine, who also just debuted a trailer for his new game and serves as an example of how maintaining a Kojima-like cult of personality can go horribly wrong. After that, they talk about Suicide Squad and the unavoidable deluge of discourse around a game that’s ultimately proven to be just fine. Then they mourn the new Deus Ex game that only became public knowledge when Embracer killed it. Also, more than one person tells a story about a funeral they went to, because I guess there was just something in the air this week.  
     
    Credits
    - Hosts: Nathan Grayson, Chris Person & Riley MacLeod
    - Podcast Production & Ads: Multitude
    - Subscribe to Aftermath!
     
    About The Show
    Aftermath Hours is the flagship podcast of Aftermath, a worker-owned, subscription-based website covering video games, the internet, and everything that comes after from journalists who previously worked at Kotaku, Vice, and The Washington Post. Each week, games journalism veterans Luke Plunkett, Nathan Grayson, Chris Person, Riley MacLeod, and Gita Jackson – though not always all at once, because that’s too many people for a podcast – break down video game news, Remember Some Games, and learn about Chris’ frankly incredible number of special interests. Sometimes we even bring on guests from both inside and outside the video game industry! I don’t know what else to tell you; it’s a great time. Simply by reading this description, you’re already wasting time that you could be spending listening to the show. Head to aftermath.site for more info.

    • 1 hr 53 min
    An (Activision) Blizzard Of Bad News

    An (Activision) Blizzard Of Bad News

    On this week’s episode, Nathan, Gita, Chris, and Luke were planning to talk mostly about Palworld, the new Pokemon-with-guns sensation that’s sweeping several nations, but then gut-wrenchingly massive layoffs happened across Microsoft and the gaming giant it recently acquired, Activision Blizzard. We discussed which parts of the company are most impacted and what it means for the video game industry’s future. Then we talked about our own experiences in a layoff prone-industry (journalism) and somehow finished by talking about our Taco Bell orders. Oh, and we managed to get a fair amount of Palworld chat in there too. We’ve got range, is what I’m saying. 
     
    Credits
    - Hosts: Nathan Grayson, Chris Person, Gita Jackson & Luke Plunkett
    - Podcast Production & Ads: Multitude
    - Subscribe to Aftermath!
     
    About The Show
    Aftermath Hours is the flagship podcast of Aftermath, a worker-owned, subscription-based website covering video games, the internet, and everything that comes after from journalists who previously worked at Kotaku, Vice, and The Washington Post. Each week, games journalism veterans Luke Plunkett, Nathan Grayson, Chris Person, Riley MacLeod, and Gita Jackson – though not always all at once, because that’s too many people for a podcast – break down video game news, Remember Some Games, and learn about Chris’ frankly incredible number of special interests. Sometimes we even bring on guests from both inside and outside the video game industry! I don’t know what else to tell you; it’s a great time. Simply by reading this description, you’re already wasting time that you could be spending listening to the show. Head to aftermath.site for more info.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doomscrolling

    Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doomscrolling

    On the first-ever episode of Aftermath Hours, Aftermath's flagship weekly podcast, Chris, Nathan, Luke, and Riley discuss the recently unveiled Indiana Jones game, Ubisoft's vision of a subscription-based future and whether or not we truly own our video games (hint: we don't), and -- relatedly -- the death of series like Rock Band, which necessitates long-term, third-party game preservation efforts on the part of players whether companies like it or not. Then we move on to lighter topics like... the death of Pitchfork. It's not all doom and gloom, though! We promise! There are some jokes. And there's a whole digression about "dude pyramids." Now you've pretty much gotta listen.
     
    Credits
    - Hosts: Chris Person, Nathan Grayson, Riley MacLeod & Luke Plunkett
    - Podcast Production & Ads: Multitude
    - Subscribe to Aftermath!
     
    About The Show
    Aftermath Hours is the flagship podcast of Aftermath, a worker-owned, subscription-based website covering video games, the internet, and everything that comes after from journalists who previously worked at Kotaku, Vice, and The Washington Post. Each week, games journalism veterans Luke Plunkett, Nathan Grayson, Chris Person, Riley MacLeod, and Gita Jackson – though not always all at once, because that’s too many people for a podcast – break down video game news, Remember Some Games, and learn about Chris’ frankly incredible number of special interests. Sometimes we even bring on guests from both inside and outside the video game industry! I don’t know what else to tell you; it’s a great time. Simply by reading this description, you’re already wasting time that you could be spending listening to the show. Head to aftermath.site for more info.

    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

miugler ,

very nice.

people i follow on twitter, speaking into a mic.

John B., Esq. ,

😬

Some of these ppl are decent writers but I’m sorry this group is just completely devoid of charisma. And please get another woman on staff my god.

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