The Alpha Build is a podcast focused on gaming, technology, movies, and television. With rotating featured segments like Deadliest Character, where we debate which fictional character would win a death-match against another.
Ep. 58: Game of Thrones; John Wick 3; Death Stranding; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
This week we start out discussing some quick hits in Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Death Stranding, and more (start). Whe then go in depth with Season 8 of Game of Thrones, which has been receiving heavy criticism from fans and critics alike, and been very divisive (30:00). Is it as bad as some people are saying it is, or is it a victim of unrealistic expectations? We wrap things up with a review of John Wick 3, the latest release in the beloved franchise (1:02:45). Is it just another over-the-top action flick, or is it something much greater, perhaps even one of the greatest?
Ep. 57: Avengers: Endgame; Sonic The Hedgehog movie; Steam Index VR
This week we start out discussing the official announcement of the Steam Index VR system (start), and follow that with a quick review of the controversial Sonic The Hedgehog movie trailer (7:04). We then spend the bulk of the show doing an in-depth review of Avengers: Endgame (15:35), to have something for everyone we start with a small spoiler free review, before deep diving into spoilers for a full review (22:10). Does the movie hold up to the hype and the insane amount of money it’s generated?
Ep. 56: Playstation 5 details; Ray Tracing tech; The Mandalorian; Halo TV Series; Game of Thrones
This week we discuss the Star Wars Live Action series The Mandalorian (start), and follow that with some (spoiler free) talk of the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere (9:00). Then some new talk and details about the upcoming TV series for The Witcher (13:30), and Halo (15:20). We then spend the last half of the show discussing the massive announcement from Sony about the Playstation 5 (24:00) and some of the insane specs they are boasting like ray tracing and 8K resolution support.
Ep. 55: Captain Marvel; Steam VR; Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order; Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker
This week we discuss Captain Marvel (start), the first solo female super hero movie from Marvel. Then some discussion on Steam VR (22:00), which is mostly speculation, but there are some leaks. Our featured segment Deadliest Character is back! This week we pit Captain Marvel against Rey from the Star Wars sequel trilogy (34:50). Wrapping things up, we got a couple huge announcements from the Star Wars celebration, a new single player game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (40:00); and finally we have a trailer for Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker (54:18).
Ep. 54: Wolfenstein Youngblood and Borderlands 3 trailers; Bioware Anthem controversy; Joker trailer
Good news, everyone! We have new trailers for the upcoming Wolfenstein Youngblood (start), and Borderlands 3 (13:45). Do they look like they'll hold up to their high standards? What's going on with the Steam review bombing (21:20)? We then discuss the Bioware controversy surrounding Anthem development (34:30), the latest scandal in the tumultuous game industry. And wrap things up going over the newly released Joker movie trailer (53:30) that has some up in arms.
Ep. 53: Game Streaming announcements and console rumors; Bungie and Activision split; Gaming layoffs
This week we discuss the announcements of Google Stadia, Apple Arcade, and Project xCloud updates, as well as rumors of new consoles from Nintendo and Microsoft. We wrap things up talking about the messy divorce between Activision and Bungie, and the massive layoffs going on in the gaming industry.
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I've been listening since day one and couldn't recommend it enough! Always interesting discussions about gaming, tech, and movies.
Great gaming podcast! John and Max are entertaining to listen to and provide great info, discussions and reviews of the newest games and gaming news stories. Good listen for veteran gamers and new comers alike.
Love listening to these guys talk about games and tech!