155 episodes

LAN Parties is a weekly podcast from the Las Vegas Review-Journal covering the world of video gaming and esports. Every Wednesday, hosts Lukas Eggen and Ryan Smith zap into your speakers and earbuds with interviews and more.

LAN Parties: A Video Gaming and Esports Podcast Las Vegas Review-Journal

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LAN Parties is a weekly podcast from the Las Vegas Review-Journal covering the world of video gaming and esports. Every Wednesday, hosts Lukas Eggen and Ryan Smith zap into your speakers and earbuds with interviews and more.

    Pokemon's Big Weekend / Colin Foran

    Pokemon's Big Weekend / Colin Foran

    **We apologize for the audio drops during the interview. Sometimes field equipment acts up.**
    In our 150th episode, Ryan jibber-jabs with Colin Foran, Head of Game for Shrapnel, a first person extraction game that is currently in development! We talk about the work the studio has put in, their transparent approach to development and more! Plus, Lukas and Ryan discuss Pokemon's big sales numbers after it's opening weekend, Callisto Protocol selling death animations, the FTC getting involved with Microsoft / Activision-Blizzard deal and more!
    Shrapnel: https://www.shrapnel.com/
    Colin Foran: https://twitter.com/colin_foran
    LAN Parties: https://twitter.com/lanpartiespod
    Lukas Eggen: https://twitter.com/lukaseggen
    Ryan Smith: https://twitter.com/smitty2447
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    • 57 min
    Pokémon's lackluster debut / Thomas "Fdot" Badinger

    Pokémon's lackluster debut / Thomas "Fdot" Badinger

    Lukas and Ryan talk about Pokémon's lackluster debut, the latest The Dark Pictures Anthology release and Mario Kart. The guys also interview Thomas "Fdot" Badinger about his involvement with the Esports Awards, Las Vegas and his career!
    Thomas Badinger (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/fdotny/?hl=en
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/fdotny
    LAN Parties: https://twitter.com/LANPartiesPod
    Ryan Smith: https://twitter.com/smitty2447
    Lukas Eggen: https://twitter.com/lukaseggen
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    2022 Game Awards Nominees / Jason Graves

    2022 Game Awards Nominees / Jason Graves

    In this week's episode, Lukas and Ryan welcome Composer Jason Graves, known for his amazing scores in games like The Dark Pictures Anthology, Until Dawn, The Dead Space series and so much more! Plus, the Game Awards Nominees have been announced! We break down some of the categories and give our thoughts on the announcement!
    Jason Graves: https://jasongraves.com - Twitter: https://twitter.com/jgmusic
    Lukas Eggen: https://twitter.com/lukaseggen
    Ryan Smith: https://twitter.com/smitty2447
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    • 51 min
    League of Legends and Overwatch finals / Magic Untapped Founder Barry White

    League of Legends and Overwatch finals / Magic Untapped Founder Barry White

    Lukas and Ryan talk about their big week, including winning Best Podcast at the Tempest Awards during the Esports Business Summit. The guys also talk about the League of Legends and Overwatch finals and interview Barry White about Magic: The Gathering!
    Magic Untapped: https://twitter.com/Magic_Untapped
    LAN Parties: https://twitter.com/LANPartiesPod
    Ryan Smith: https://twitter.com/smitty2447
    Lukas Eggen: https://twitter.com/lukaseggen
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    • 45 min
    Esports Business Summit / Mark Elfenbein

    Esports Business Summit / Mark Elfenbein

    This week, Lukas and Ryan sit down with Mark Elfenbein, CEO of X1 Entertainment Group to talk about esports, Netflix jumping into the gaming space and more! Plus the Esports Business Summit is currently going down at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and the Overwatch League Grand Finals is underway!
    LAN Parties: https://www.twitter.com/lanpartiespod
    Mark Elfenbein: X1 Entertainment Group - https://x1ent.com - Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/x1entgroup
    Lukas Eggen: https://www.twitter.com/lukaseggen
    Ryan Smith: https://www.twitter.com/smitty2447
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    • 55 min
    City Cast Las Vegas Interview / Las Vegas Inferno Fights Cancer

    City Cast Las Vegas Interview / Las Vegas Inferno Fights Cancer

    In a special episode of LAN Parties, Lukas and Ryan are guests on the City Cast Las Vegas Podcast! Davyid Figler explores the world of esports and video games and the impact they have on the Las Vegas Community. Plus Las Vegas Inferno has partnered up with the American Cancer Society to raise funds in the continued research to eradicate cancer. Plus you can score yourself a limited time hoodie!
    LAN Parties: www.twitter.com/lanpartiespod
    City Cast Las Vegas: https://lasvegas.citycast.fm/ - Twitter: www.twitter.com/citycastvegas
    Las Vegas Inferno: Hoodie - https://t.co/PNtmzNwzv4 - Donation Link: https://t.co/xAoQt6IS0Y
    Lukas Eggen: www.twitter.com/lukaseggen
    Ryan Smith: www.twitter.com/smitty2447
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
300 Ratings

300 Ratings

TheMuff1nMon ,

Amazing Podcast and Interviews!

Every week Lukas and Ryan bring you AMAZING interviews with so many unique and interesting figures in the game industry. It is an incredibly fun show but they ask fantastic questions and it always makes for an interesting listen.

Check it out!

billyD_philly ,

Super Informative

Really learned a lot!!!

GWE-starbreakfast ,

Awesome

Very interesting and engaging !! & I agree media has definitely change the way we read .

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