Hosted by podcasting vet, Scott Johnson, Jon Jagger and Beau Schwartz. Weekly, on the frogpants network. Video games and the issues around them every week!
CORE 328: Turn On The Color
We take a look at all the DND stuff that came down today, plus the rather large update we got regarding Diablo IV. Dear Martha. Scott BEAT a game! He played all the Netflix games, plus played and beat AC Origins. Jon played Cult of the Lamb, beat FFVIII, and a little cooking sim. Oh and Spiderman. Beau played a LOT of Skyrim VR with mods. Emails and more!
CORE 327: Joe Bump
The tongue twister animated CORE special. MS and Sony goin at it. Diablo 4 stuff leaked. Inflation means games are the cheapest ever. Not enough people are playing those Netflix games. Live action Pac-Man! Forespoken got CHEESY. And a CRAP ton of games this week!
CORE 326: Jeff is the worst
Sony has things to say about Call of Duty. Tencent wants more Ubi. Blizzard and Netease are not at ease with each other. Steam says stop showing off. Multiversus is a weird thing. Automata door again. Snap pulls back. Dear Martha 20 year letters from EGM. Scott played Symphony of War, Red Faction, Bear and Breakfast, Haiku, and more Outriders. John cracked open another FF, Mega Man X, and beat As Dusk Falls. Beau nears the end of Alyx. Emails and mashups and more!
CORE 325: Mods Down!
Mow lawns for free on Epic. Neir is having a moment, and no one knows what’s real or fake. Cloud with a dress can be yours. Knights of The Old Republic Remake is in weird trouble. Meta Quest 2 is going $100 more in a few days, and we have thoughts on that. Square Enix has issues. VRChat is in turmoil. Diablo Immortal is making BANK! Dear Martha! A TON of games this week, and way more!
CORE 324: Blowing Steam Up Your Deck!
This show is too big to try and sum up properly, but suffice it to say, we talked about a LOT of stuff today regarding Romero’s new FPS, Ubisoft cancelling a load of stuff, Marvel Snap controversies, Square not knowing their own games, SoulFrame, and loads more. Including a HUGE round of Scott’s Steam Deck experience so far, and TONS more after that. Just listen and get it all!
CORE 323: Mtn Dew Man vs Pepsi Man
Playstation wants you to win space points! Skate 4 will be free to play, and pay to look good. Dragonflight went Alpha today. Power Wash Sim is out of early access and on Game Pass now. Bayonetta 3 gets less naked. Nintendo goes hard on making movies. Skyrim gets a MP mod. Unity CEO stirs the poop. Dear Martha goes hard on Zelda. Scott is playing , Crash 4, and Dinkum. Jon playing Gordian Quest, and some usual games. Beau played Omega Pilot, and spent a bunch of time in VR Chat. Emails and more!
Listen to this show if you want to hear LOTS of:
1. Scott not remembering the names of things and talking mostly about chore-core
2. Jon’s pessimism about pretty much everything except the Final Fantasy series
3. Beau’s rants about subscription models and pee-chemicals in soda
5/5 will listen again
Good when they stick to games
I’ve been a listener for years. The banter is fun and I enjoy the personalities. What holds the show back is the obvious political bias that each host shares in common. Every once in a while they can’t seem to resist slipping in a political anecdote that they all giggle to. Same goes for poop, fart, or sex jokes… While I enjoy the show while driving or doing dishes, I can’t say I’d recommend it to friends. It’s a good time waster but the aforementioned annoyances hold it back from greatness.
Long Time Listener
Listened to the instance, followed them to Core/HotS, and have been hooked since. After HotS died they transitioned smoothly to just gaming in general.
I have bought games just based on their talks, and found new genres that I enjoy because of them.
The three are all goofballs in their own way and sometimes go off topic but their format keeps the conversation authentic and casual.