Welcome to CTRL PAD! Home to the CTRL PAD Show; LOCAL COOP; and NEWS GAME PLUS!
In the CTRL PAD Show, each week, Jeff Cannata, Nikole Zivalich, Christian Spicer, and Alex Berg (plus the occasional awesome guest) cover select hot topics in the video game world, while bringing in community viewpoints, opinions, and conversations.
In LOCAL COOP, Alex Berg and Christian Spicer (and sometimes some other fun, cool people) examine larger concepts in and around video games and the broader world in which we live.
And NEWS GAME PLUS is a video game news show that hits on the biggest news in gaming, and takes a deeper look at one of the biggest issues, themes, and talking points in and around the world of video games.
NEWS GAME PLUS: Episode 6 - Why Disagreeing About Favorite Video Games is OK
In this week's episode, Jeff Cannata highlights the games launching with Google's Stadia, Xbox's "Surprise Me" feature, Sonic the Hedgehog's new movie look, and discusses why it is totally okay to disagree about which games are the best.
LOCAL CO-OP: Episode 6 - The Longer the Game, the Better?
In Today’s episode, Alex Berg and Christian Spicer talk about how bloated, lengthy games can affect playability. Do new-gen games need to have super-long story lines in order to be fun? Tune in and find out!
CTRL PAD: Episode 22 - Apple and Valve AR, China and More!
Join Jeff Cannata, Nikole Zivalich, Christian Spicer, and Alex Berg for this week’s episode about Apple partnering with Valve on an AR headset; China’s gaming regulations for minors; and how Death Stranding and non-violent games make us see the world differently!
NEWS GAME PLUS: Episode 5 - Fall 2019 Releases, BlizzCon, and Death Stranding!
Fall is for GAMING! In today’s episode, we highlight all the new releases coming this November; Diablo 4, Overwatch 2, and BlizzCon news; and how Hideo Kojima’s much anticipated game Death Stranding pushes limits! Tune in and join the excitement!
LOCAL CO-OP: Episode 5 - Problems in Always Covering New Games
Alex Berg and Christian Spicer take inspiration from the chats for this week’s show, examining the issues and reasons in covering new games. Also, please note, there will be no CTRL PAD or News Game Plus this week. Hopefully they will be back soon!
CTRL PAD: Episode 21 - Game Delays, MP Bots, Fallout 76
This week, Jeff Cannata, Nikole Zivalich, Christian Spicer, and Alex Berg talk about the Last of Us: Part II delay, Ubisoft game delays, Bethesda and Fallout 76 subscription, bots in multiplayer games, and more!
Good if you like shorter podcasts
A pretty good video game podcast. If you already listen to DLC with Jeff and Christian, this doesn’t add anything new. These are shorter though so if you’d rather have a shorter video game podcast, this one might fit your schedule better!