12 episodes

Four nerds. Four microphones. Zero clue what we're talking about.

Friends Per Second Friends Per Second

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 158 Ratings

Four nerds. Four microphones. Zero clue what we're talking about.

    Ep 12: Our Game Awards picks + we interview Pentiment Director Josh Sawyer

    Ep 12: Our Game Awards picks + we interview Pentiment Director Josh Sawyer

    Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code FPS at Manscaped.com. Thanks to Manscaped for sponsoring the video.
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    Listen to the Friends Per Second Podcast here or on your podcast platform of choice: https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond. Don't forget to follow us on all the social platforms while you're there!

    #FriendsPerSecond #Pentiment #TheGameAwards
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    00:00 - Intro
    06:07 - Game Awards
    44:45 - Sonic Frontiers
    57:06 - Pentiment Game Director Interview
    1:43:13 - Manscaped
    1:47:07 - What We've been Playing
    2:10:47 - Fortnight In Games / Outro
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    Let's meet our hosts:

    - Jake Baldino (aka the Before You Buy Guy) is pretty much the most watched reviewer on YouTube across both Gameranx and his personal channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/JakeBaldino). If you're obsessed with Delorians, The Mummy and Pizza you can discuss that stuff with him directly over on Twitter:  @JakeBaldino

    - Lucy James is a Senior Producer at Gamespot and a Creative Producer at Giant Bomb. She's actually, like, experienced and credentialed and has real life skills and stuff, while the rest of the gang would be funemployed if the YT algorithm didn't kiss them for random, inexplicable reasons. Oh, and she streams, too: https://www.twitch.tv/lucyjamesgames

    - Jirard (aka The Completionist: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThatOneVideoGamer) has been doing YouTube since before Noah wore short pants. Over the course of more than a decade, Jirard has completed HUNDREDS of games to bring you the quality of review that almost no other reviewer dare bring you, getting the 100% completion trophy for every title before putting pen to paper. Jirard has a let's play channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/superbeardbros). He's a host on the newly re-launched X-Play (https://www.youtube.com/c/xplay) and in his spare time he fires off the occasional hot-take over on Twitter: @TheCompletionist

    - Skill Up used to work at McDonalds but he got fired for skimming too many chicken nuggets. He says he regrets it since he's never had a better job since. 
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    Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheFPSPodcast

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    • 2 hr 17 min
    Ep 11: Xbox Studio Boss Matt Booty talks Halo, Perfect Dark, Starfield and Xbox in 2023

    Ep 11: Xbox Studio Boss Matt Booty talks Halo, Perfect Dark, Starfield and Xbox in 2023

    Listen to the Friends Per Second Podcast here or on your podcast platform of choice: https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond. Don't forget to follow us on all the social platforms while you're there!

    #FriendsPerSecond #GodofWar #Starfield
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    00:00 - Intro
    06:12 - PSVR 2
    25:41 - Nibel leaves Twitter
    41:11 - Matt Booty Interview
    1:30:01 - Games out this week
    1:36:43 - Resident Evil Village: Winters' Expansion
    1:46:25 - Potionomics
    1:51:29 - Bayonetta 3
    1:59:00 - Marvel Snap
    2:06:20 - God of War: Ragnarok
    2:31:43 - Fortnight in Games
    2:37:34 - Listener Questions
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    Let's meet our hosts:

    - Jake Baldino (aka the Before You Buy Guy) is pretty much the most watched reviewer on YouTube across both Gameranx and his personal channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/JakeBaldino). If you're obsessed with Delorians, The Mummy and Pizza you can discuss that stuff with him directly over on Twitter:  @JakeBaldino

    - Lucy James is a Senior Producer at Gamespot and a Creative Producer at Giant Bomb. She's actually, like, experienced and credentialed and has real life skills and stuff, while the rest of the gang would be funemployed if the YT algorithm didn't kiss them for random, inexplicable reasons. Oh, and she streams, too: https://www.twitch.tv/lucyjamesgames

    - Jirard (aka The Completionist: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThatOneVideoGamer) has been doing YouTube since before Noah wore short pants. Over the course of more than a decade, Jirard has completed HUNDREDS of games to bring you the quality of review that almost no other reviewer dare bring you, getting the 100% completion trophy for every title before putting pen to paper. Jirard has a let's play channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/superbeardbros). He's a host on the newly re-launched X-Play (https://www.youtube.com/c/xplay) and in his spare time he fires off the occasional hot-take over on Twitter: @TheCompletionist

    - Skill Up used to work at McDonalds but he got fired for skimming too many chicken nuggets. He says he regrets it since he's never had a better job since. 
    --
    Listen to the Friends Per Second Podcast on your favourite podcast platform: https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond

    Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheFPSPodcast

    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/friendspersecondpodcast/

    Follow on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@friendspersecond
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    • 2 hr 53 min
    Ep 10: Gotham Knights left a Batman-shaped hole in our hearts

    Ep 10: Gotham Knights left a Batman-shaped hole in our hearts

    Listen to the Friends Per Second Podcast here or on your podcast platform of choice: https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond. Don't forget to follow us on all the social platforms while you're there!

    #FriendsPerSecond #GodofWar #GothamKnights
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    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:23:11 - Silent Hill showcase
    00:43:44 - Resident Evil Showcase
    00:55:33 - Lucy’s take on Overwatch 2
    01:05:21 - Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope impressions
    01:16:07 - Gotham Knights impressions
    01:29:21 - A Plague Tale: Requiem impressions
    01:36:20 - Scorn
    01:42:25 - Bayonetta 3 impressions and controversy
    01:48:50 - God of War Ragnarok impressions
    01:58:40 - Listener questions
    02:13:23 - Fortnight in games/outro
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    Let's meet our hosts:

    - Jake Baldino (aka the Before You Buy Guy) is pretty much the most watched reviewer on YouTube across both Gameranx and his personal channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/JakeBaldino). If you're obsessed with Delorians, The Mummy and Pizza you can discuss that stuff with him directly over on Twitter:  @JakeBaldino

    - Lucy James is a Senior Producer at Gamespot and a Creative Producer at Giant Bomb. She's actually, like, experienced and credentialed and has real life skills and stuff, while the rest of the gang would be funemployed if the YT algorithm didn't kiss them for random, inexplicable reasons. Oh, and she streams, too: https://www.twitch.tv/lucyjamesgames

    - Jirard (aka The Completionist: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThatOneVideoGamer) has been doing YouTube since before Noah wore short pants. Over the course of more than a decade, Jirard has completed HUNDREDS of games to bring you the quality of review that almost no other reviewer dare bring you, getting the 100% completion trophy for every title before putting pen to paper. Jirard has a let's play channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/superbeardbros). He's a host on the newly re-launched X-Play (https://www.youtube.com/c/xplay) and in his spare time he fires off the occasional hot-take over on Twitter: @TheCompletionist

    - Skill Up used to work at McDonalds but he got fired for skimming too many chicken nuggets. He says he regrets it since he's never had a better job since. 
    --
    Listen to the Friends Per Second Podcast on your favourite podcast platform: https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond

    Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheFPSPodcast

    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/friendspersecondpodcast/

    Follow on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@friendspersecond
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    • 2 hr 17 min
    Ep 9: Overwatch 2 isn't the sequel that we (or Blizzard) hoped for

    Ep 9: Overwatch 2 isn't the sequel that we (or Blizzard) hoped for

    Welcome back to the Friends Per Second Podcast! This week, Lucy is off galivanting around the Big Apple, so to pick up the slack we're joined by Blessing Adeoye Jr., seen most recently hosting the Disney Marvel Videogames Showcase. Blessing helps us tackle Overwatch 2's confusing (and troubled launch), eulogize Google Stadia and he even manages to convince some of the cast to play a FIFA game.  

    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:07:10 - Overwatch 2 is out… kind of
    00:41:53 - Stadia is dead
    01:01:47 - Indie check-in!
    01:26:41 - Major releases this week
    01:27:49 - Gotham Knights impressions
    01:41:52 - FIFA 23 impressions
    01:47:51 - Shovel Knight Dig impressions
    01:55:20 - Outro

    Let's meet our hosts:

    - Jake Baldino (aka the Before You Buy Guy) is pretty much the most watched reviewer on YouTube across both Gameranx and his personal channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/JakeBaldino). If you're obsessed with Delorians, The Mummy and Pizza you can discuss that stuff with him directly over on Twitter:  @JakeBaldino

    - Lucy James is a Senior Producer at Gamespot and a Creative Producer at Giant Bomb. She's actually, like, experienced and credentialed and has real life skills and stuff, while the rest of the gang would be funemployed if the YT algorithm didn't kiss them for random, inexplicable reasons. Oh, and she streams, too: https://www.twitch.tv/lucyjamesgames

    - Jirard (aka The Completionist: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThatOneVideoGamer) has been doing YouTube since before Noah wore short pants. Over the course of more than a decade, Jirard has completed HUNDREDS of games to bring you the quality of review that almost no other reviewer dare bring you, getting the 100% completion trophy for every title before putting pen to paper. Jirard has a let's play channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/superbeardbros). He's a host on the newly re-launched X-Play (https://www.youtube.com/c/xplay) and in his spare time he fires off the occasional hot-take over on Twitter: @TheCompletionist

    - Skill Up used to work at McDonalds but he got fired for skimming too many chicken nuggets. He says he regrets it since he's never had a better job since. 
    --
    Listen to the Friends Per Second Podcast on your favourite podcast platform: https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond

    Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheFPSPodcast

    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/friendspersecondpodcast/

    Follow on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@friendspersecond
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    • 2 hr
    Ep 8: Cyberpunk Edgerunner's Showrunner joins us to explain how he pulled it off

    Ep 8: Cyberpunk Edgerunner's Showrunner joins us to explain how he pulled it off

    Welcome back to Friends Per Second! This week Jirard is off sick so we're joined by the incorrigible Tamoor Hussain. We chat about those GTA VI leaks and wonder aloud: 'how is this different to a journalist leaking insider scoops (besides the whole, illegal break-and-entering thing). Plus, we sat down with the showrunner for Cyberpunk Edgerunners, Rafal Jaki, and he talked us through the show's creation from thought bubble in his brain to a show that is *kinda* rehabilitating Cyberpunk 2077 better than any patch or update ever did. 

    Shoot us an email! We'd love to answer your questions. Hit up contact@friendspersecond.com. Make em weird but not *too* weird. You know what I'm talking about.

    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:02:06 - GTA 6 leaks
    00:26:42 - How we feel leaks
    00:40:29 - Dan Allen leaker blowback
    00:51:12 - Cyberpunk Edgerunners interview
    01:53:41 - New Releases
    01:57:43 - Forspoken
    02:00:28 - Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
    02:02:26 - Scorn
    02:07:26 - Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
    02:09:44 - The Last of Us Part 1
    02:11:49 - Trombone Champ
    02:15:43 - Save Room
    02:17:21 - Hyper Demon
    02:18:54 - 20 Minutes Till Dawn
    02:19:51 - Lucy got a Steam Deck
    02:24:02 - Outro

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    Let's meet our hosts:

    - Jake Baldino (aka the Before You Buy Guy) is pretty much the most watched reviewer on YouTube across both Gameranx and his personal channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/JakeBaldino). If you're obsessed with Delorians, The Mummy and Pizza you can discuss that stuff with him directly over on Twitter:  @JakeBaldino

    - Lucy James is a Senior Producer at Gamespot and a Creative Producer at Giant Bomb. She's actually, like, experienced and credentialed and has real life skills and stuff, while the rest of the gang would be funemployed if the YT algorithm didn't kiss them for random, inexplicable reasons. Oh, and she streams, too: https://www.twitch.tv/lucyjamesgames

    - Jirard (aka The Completionist: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThatOneVideoGamer) has been doing YouTube since before Noah wore short pants. Over the course of more than a decade, Jirard has completed HUNDREDS of games to bring you the quality of review that almost no other reviewer dare bring you, getting the 100% completion trophy for every title before putting pen to paper. Jirard has a let's play channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/superbeardbros). He's a host on the newly re-launched X-Play (https://www.youtube.com/c/xplay) and in his spare time he fires off the occasional hot-take over on Twitter: @TheCompletionist

    - Skill Up used to work at McDonalds but he got fired for skimming too many chicken nuggets. He says he regrets it since he's never had a better job since. 
    --
    Listen to the Friends Per Second Podcast on your favourite podcast platform: https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond

    Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheFPSPodcast

    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/friendspersecondpodcast/

    Follow on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@friendspersecond
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    • 2 hr 26 min
    Ep 7: Sony calls out Xbox, but are they being hypocritical? (Feat. Gene Park + Graeme Struthers)

    Ep 7: Sony calls out Xbox, but are they being hypocritical? (Feat. Gene Park + Graeme Struthers)

    Listen to the Friends Per Second Podcast here or on your podcast platform of choice: https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond. Don't forget to follow us on all the social platforms while you're there!

    #FriendsPerSecond #GamingPodcast #thelastofus 
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    Welcome back to Friends Per Second! This week Jake is away (in Iceland?!?) and as a replacement/upgrade we have the awesome Gene Park of The Washington Post. He joins us as we react to Jim Ryan's very public calling out of Phil Spencer over the Activision Blizzard deal, we ask 'is time up for 343i' and we go where no podcast has ever gone before: we argue about The Last of Us Part 1's $70 price tag. 

    Our other special guest for the week is Graeme Struthers. He was one of the founders of Devolver Digital and he tells us how he and his colleagues built the most successful indie label on the planet, from Hotline Miami to Fall Guys and beyond. 

    Shoot us an email! We'd love to answer your questions. Hit up contact@friendspersecond.com. Make em weird but not *too* weird. You know what I'm talking about. 
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    00:00:00 - Intro
    00:09:06 - Phil Spencer, Jim Ryan, and Call of Duty
    00:26:28 - The Last of Us Part I discourse
    00:52:15 - Halo Infinite cancels couch co-op
    01:17:34 - Devolver Digital interview with Graeme Struthers
    02:23:06 - New Releases
    02:26:22 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection and Shredder’s Revenge
    02:29:56 - Tinykin
    02:37:57 - Temtem
    02:40:18 - Steelrising
    02:41:38 - Splatoon 3
    02:46:30 - Xenoblade Chronicles
    02:49:05 - Jirard’s PAX West experience
    02:53:17 - Listener questions
    02:59:30 - Game anniversaries
    03:01:58 - Outro
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    Let's meet our hosts:

    - Jake Baldino (aka the Before You Buy Guy) is pretty much the most watched reviewer on YouTube across both Gameranx and his personal channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/JakeBaldino). If you're obsessed with Delorians, The Mummy and Pizza you can discuss that stuff with him directly over on Twitter:  @JakeBaldino

    - Lucy James is a Senior Producer at Gamespot and a Creative Producer at Giant Bomb. She's actually, like, experienced and credentialed and has real life skills and stuff, while the rest of the gang would be funemployed if the YT algorithm didn't kiss them for random, inexplicable reasons. Oh, and she streams, too: https://www.twitch.tv/lucyjamesgames

    - Jirard (aka The Completionist: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThatOneVideoGamer) has been doing YouTube since before Noah wore short pants. Over the course of more than a decade, Jirard has completed HUNDREDS of games to bring you the quality of review that almost no other reviewer dare bring you, getting the 100% completion trophy for every title before putting pen to paper. Jirard has a let's play channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/superbeardbros). He's a host on the newly re-launched X-Play (https://www.youtube.com/c/xplay) and in his spare time he fires off the occasional hot-take over on Twitter: @TheCompletionist

    - Skill Up used to work at McDonalds but he got fired for skimming too many chicken nuggets. He says he regrets it since he's never had a better job since. 
    --
    Listen to the Friends Per Second Podcast on your favourite podcast platform: https://linktr.ee/friendspersecond

    Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheFPSPodcast

    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/friendspersecondpodcast/

    Follow on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@friendspersecond
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    • 3 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

Corvus Anduril ,

Best Video Game News Podcast

What can I say, my favorite video game youtubers came together to make a podcast. One of my favorite things is they dont upload too often. Every two weeks is perfect. Keep up the good work.

Lujanajuana ,

FPS the best!!

Best gaming podcast ever. Love the dynamic and the perspectives each member has, I knew ShillUp, Baldino, and completionist well didn’t know Lucy but I am now currently keeping tack of her work. Awesome!!!! Keep it up

JayM505 ,

Chill and Great

Came from SkillUp. I look forward all week to Saturday or Sunday morning when this drops, I pour some coffee, play some Hearthstone, and chill while listening to this. Just great. Keep it up!

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