The Free Cheese is a weekly video game podcast about video games, brought to you once a week by The Free Cheese dot com. Featuring Marc Augustyniak and Matt Soellner. Hosted by Joe Dix. Opening theme The Origin by Legna Zeg.
The Free Cheese Episode 453: Perfect Dark
This week on The Free Cheese, get your Expansion Pak ready.
We're here to shoot mines and save aliens and we're all out—Oh, I guess we've got everything we need. Perfect Dark is the product of experimentation on tested ideas from the talent that redefined first-person shooters on the Nintendo 64. Does it exceed its predecessor or remain in obscurity?
The Free Cheese Episode 452: Downwell
This week on The Free Cheese, we're going down.
Our first mobile game makes the list this week as we explore the roguelike Downwell. Strap on your gunboots and jump in as we try to build the highest combo and make the best upgrade selections we can.
Episode Timestamps 06:50 - Downwell
49:35 - What games have you liked more than their inspiration?
59:05 - The Ranking
The Free Cheese Episode 451: Burnout 3: Takedown
This week on The Free Cheese, can I be your memory?
How much damage can we create? It's time for Burnout 3: Takedown and a return to arcade racing, the likes we have not seen in quite some time. We also discuss the era of video game rentals and those games we never owned but loved renting.
Episode Timestamps 07:01 - Burnout 3: Takedown
47:11 - What games felt unobtainable to own but you loved renting? Why?
56:25- The Ranking
The Free Cheese Episode 450: ESPN X Games Skateboarding
This week on The Free Cheese, it's got Bob Burnquist.
The (probably) first skateboarding game for PlayStation 2 is here and we're going for gold. We also figure out what games defined the PS2 era and beyond. Where are we at now? Tune in to find out!
The Free Cheese Episode 449: Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy
This week on The Free Cheese, it's all in your head dude.
We're journeying midway through the first decade of the new millennium to revisit a game lost to time. In addition to a stellar special features section, Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy brings together superpowers and third-person shooting like no one else.
06:04 - Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy
31:58 - What other games are lost to time?
43:28 - Demo Disc
55:51 - The Ranking
The Free Cheese Episode 448: Rez Infinite
This week on The Free Cheese, why do you have so many controllers in your lap?
It's more than just a week to talk about Rez Infinite, we talk about all of Mizuguchi's games and reflect on the impact they've had on us, the industry, and the future of video games. We also finally figure out how to pronounce "Lumines."
Episode Timestamps 06:23 - Rez Infinite
01:07:00 - The Ranking
My buddy went to a training with one of the guys on this podcast and told me I had to listen when he got back. I took his advice and I am really digging the dynamic and format of this podcast. I am totally glad this was recommended to me and I am definitely going to go through the backlog and listen to everything I can.
Keep up the good work guys!
-Booster Greg of Badcoyotefunky fame-
Thorough content and great information
It's refreshing to hear honest opinions, experiences, and expectations from and for video games. Very deep cut content. I always learn so much from every show.
I stopped listening to the IGN, Joystiq, and other gaming podcasts because they got annoying for numerous reasons. This one is well structured and will give you the same information but is more fun since these guys have a sense of humor.