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Catch up with The Outerhaven team as they talk about news, reviews, and open table discussions regarding the video game and geek culture industry. Hosted by Keith Mitchell, Getselious, and Scott Adams. Check out more great content at www.theouterhaven.net. Contact us at Specmode@theouterhaven.net

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Catch up with The Outerhaven team as they talk about news, reviews, and open table discussions regarding the video game and geek culture industry. Hosted by Keith Mitchell, Getselious, and Scott Adams. Check out more great content at www.theouterhaven.net. Contact us at Specmode@theouterhaven.net

    Ep. 146 - State of Booty and is Xbox in trouble

    Ep. 146 - State of Booty and is Xbox in trouble

     On Spectator Mode Podcast Ep. 146, the crew gains one more member, and it gets even more chaotic. Topics on this episode include our addition to Granblue Fantasy Relink, more Suicide Squad Kills the Justice League, GAAS is a problem that needs to be addressed, the PlayStation State of Play, more gaming industry layoffs, and Xbox in trouble. This and more, so enjoy this recent episode! 

    Timestamps:
     00:00 Intro
    02:13 - Games we've recently played
    13:38 - Granblue Fantasy Relink hit 100,000 players
    17:04 - Is Suicide Squad really that bad?
    29:36 - GAAS games are a problem
    42:09 - Are we headed towards another video game crash
    45:57 - State of Play 2024 - Saving the booty
    1:05:05 - Layoffs in the gaming industry continue
    1:27:09 - Is Xbox done for, or are we jumping the gun 
    A word of caution: things got a bit heated this time around cause we're passionate about our craft. So, a few F-bombs are dropped here and there. May not be safe for work or virgin ears!
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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Ep. 145 - Palworld takes over the world and gaming handhelds

    Ep. 145 - Palworld takes over the world and gaming handhelds

    The Spectator Mode Podcast crew is back with a load of new topics. From Sega locking Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth's New Game+ behind a paywall, inviting toxic streamer XQC to represent its game, to Palworld, the Pocket Monster game that has been taking the world by storm. We also have a roundtable discussion on whether Nintendo is worried about the various handheld PC devices on the market, and Keith has fallen down the retro game rabbit hole... someone, please send him some help! 


    This and more on episode 145 of the Spectator Mode Podcast.

    Timestamps:

    00:00 - Intro
    00:57 - Games we've played recently
    08:46 - Keith is getting back to retro-gaming
    15:55 - Why did SEGA hire toxic streamer XQC to promote Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
    22:58 - SEGA's decision to paywall Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth's NG+ mode
    29:07 - Palworld takes over the world
    39:07 - Square Enix is making some changes to how it operates
    1:03:53 - Nintendo's new system be threatened by Handheld PC gaming devices
    1:14:01 - Games that you wish weren't being developed.  

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep. 144 - Xbox Developer Direct 2024 Score Card

    Ep. 144 - Xbox Developer Direct 2024 Score Card

    Recently, Xbox hosted the Xbox Developer Direct showcase, where we got to hear from various developers on several upcoming titles, including Indiana Jones the Great Circle, Visions of Mana, Avowed, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, and Ara: History Untold. But what did we think about it? Was this a good showcase? We intend to discuss that in the special edition of Spectator Mode Podcast episode 144! #xbox #indianajones #avowed

    Thanks for listening, and let us know in the comments what you think about the recent episode of Spectator Mode Podcast.

    • 33 min
    Ep. 143 - Ubisoft’s game ownership plan and Capcom’s DRM dilemma

    Ep. 143 - Ubisoft’s game ownership plan and Capcom’s DRM dilemma

    The best boys of gaming (that’s what Matt says) are back with Spectator Mode Podcast episode 143! On this episode, we turn our attention to Ubisoft telling gamers that we don’t need to own our games, Ayaneo trying to fool us all with the Ayaneo Next Lite, Capcom’s DRM nonsense, that amazing Granblue Fantasy Relink Demo (it’s so good), Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League frustrations, and a little upcoming Castlevania-like game called The Transylvania Adventure of Simon Quest so much more!

    Timestamps:
    00:00 – Intro
    00:54 – Games we’ve played
    05:30 – Granblue Fantasy: Relink demo impressions
    15:05 – Capcom adds DRM to several PC games
    23:48 – Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
    38:53 – Ayaneo Next Lite nonsense
    48:56 – Upcoming Castlevania-ish game that you should be checking out (The Transylvania Adventure of Simon Quest )
    51:07 – Ubisoft+ Madness
    01:03:24 – Outro
    Thanks for listening, and let us know in the comments what you think about the recent episode of Spectator Mode Podcast.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 142 - Twitch, Bobby Kotick, and the Nintendo Switch 2

    Ep. 142 - Twitch, Bobby Kotick, and the Nintendo Switch 2

    Welcome back, and on this episode of The Spectator Mode Podcast, the crew discusses Activision/Blizzard’s former CEO is finally out the door, Twitch updates its nudity guidelines (again), the Nintendo Switch 2 Electric Boogaloo, MSI’s new handheld device called the MSI Claw, game reviews, and more. 

    Timestamps:
    00:00 – Intro
    00:58 – Games we’re playing
    09:41 – Bobby Kotick is finally gone
    11:52 – Nintendo Switch 2 – What was said
    25:10 – Twitch and recent changes
    39:10 – MSI’s new handheld PC
    48:48 – Do game reviews influence your purchases
    1:01:00 – Joystick buttons are freaking cool
    1:08:20 – Games we want to play
    1:14:23 – Outro
    Thanks for watching, and let us know in the comments what you think about the recent episode of Spectator Mode Podcast.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep 141 - Looking back at handheld PC gaming in 2023

    Ep 141 - Looking back at handheld PC gaming in 2023

    On the final 2023 episode of the Spectator Mode Podcast, the crew sits down to discuss the current state of handheld PC gaming, how it has matured, what devices we recommend for someone just getting into PC gaming, and games we’re looking forward to in 2024. Thanks for watching and enjoying our take on covering handheld PC gaming. And as always, we’d love your opinions in the comments.

    Timestamps:
    00:40 - Games we've played recently
    05:29 - Introducing the Steam Deck, Asus Rog Ally, and Lenovo Legion Go
    06:47 - Getselious's time with the Steam Deck
    11:57 - Scott's time with the Steam Deck and ROG Ally
    21:37 - Keith's time with the Steam Deck, ROG Ally and Legion Go
    31:10 - The Steam Deck is the easiest way to get into PC gaming
    50:30 - Steam Deck brought Keith back to handheld gaming
    58:06 - What handheld device would we recommend   
    01:02:54 - Was 2023 the best year for Handheld PC gaming
    1:03:55 - What we're looking forward to in 2024 for Handheld PC gaming
    1:13:18 - What games are we looking forward to in 2024


     #rogally  #lenovolegion #SteamDeck #handheld #pcgaming

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

MusicRJ ,

Awesome Show

Spectator Mode is a great show that offers the best commentary on the gaming landscape today. They offer a good perspective on the top stories and keep it on point. Too many shows go down a rabbit hole on a subject and quickly lose sight of their audience. Spectator Mode keeps their audience in mind and keep things interesting. I highly recommend this podcast for anyone interested in the gaming industry.

Friendly Ghost Spydr ,

Fantastic gaming podcast!

If you like video games and want to hear some great banter about them, this is the podcast for you. Good group of guys, just talking about something they're passionate about!

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