Argue the Toss - the geek and gaming podcast for www.gameindustry.com. Drew and Chella discuss the latest releases, trailers and news for games and other aspects of geek culture, with a particular focus on writing.
After a couple of virus-related delays (that's the biological kind, not the computer kind), this fortnight's episode of Argue the Toss has finally arrived. This week Chella and Drew recount their favourite experiences from this year's , the UK's only convention dedicated to narrative-driven gaming.
El Camino - A Breaking Bad Movie review
Six years after we watched Jesse Pinkman crash through the chain-link gates of his prison in Todd Alquist's car, we finally find out what happened to him next in the Breaking Bad epilogue movie, El Camino. Drew and Chella are here to discuss whether it's a worthwhile addition to the Breaking Bad legacy, or just a case of gilding the lily.
From the Archives: Hereditary Vs. The VVitch
Due to some technical difficulties, we are unable to bring you a new episode of Argue The Toss this week. Instead, please enjoy one of our favourites from the archives - a horror movie showdown, just in time for Hallowe'en (even if it was originally recorded in July 2018). We'll be back on schedule soon, and there'll be a brand-new episode for you in two weeks. In the long-awaited third installment of our "Completely Unseasonal Theme Episodes" series, this week Argue The Toss goes full horror with a double-bill of scary movies, four months from Hallowe'en. Chella and Drew have been to see A24's supernatural witch-based psychological horror slash family drama Hereditary, and unrelatedly, A24's supernatural witch-based psychological horror slash family drama The Witch. They now return to somehow try and find some common ground between these two movies. Which movie is the scarier? Which witch is most eldritch? Do the police exist in the world of Hereditary? Are epi-pens important to people with fatal allergies? And what is the appropriate response to a level 3 Witch Situation? One of these questions answered herein.
The appeal of playing a game as an angry goose
Untitled Goose Game is the indie title that everyone honking on social media and sharing their best moments as a malicious goose. Drew & Chella discuss the new game from House House, which takes Hitman style gameplay to a quiet, English village.
Discussing Sam Barlow's Telling Lies
Sam Barlow's Her Story brought FMV games out of the shadows and demonstrated that they could work, with careful casting and good writing. Telling Lies is a bigger budget version of Her Story, using the same mechanics, but adding more characters and some new features. Drew and Chella discuss the game, how it differs from Her Story and how it exposes their different playing styles.
The must watch films and must play games for autumn 2019
Back after the summer, mid-season break, Drew and Chella discuss the big releases coming for autumn and winter 2019. The ATTeam looks at films and games, covering geese, all the Hollywood cheekbones and more than a smattering of horror.
I can listen to this podcast almost in any situation which is great, I always look forward to listening to these two after I have seen or listened to something really great. Insightful and funny which is really great as well.
I am not SUPER into gaming and tech, but the way Drew & Chella entertain and inform is great. Need more VR shows! :-)