The Gamers’ Inn is a weekly podcast focused on all things video games! Each week Jocelyn and Ryan discuss what they’re playing, go over industry related news, and cover topics that have peaked their interest.
TGI 479 – Time to Change
This week's Gamers' Inn focuses on the State of California suing Activision Blizzard for operating a workplace that created a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women. In past Gamers' Inn episodes we've discussed how women are treated in the video game industry, in video game communities, and in video games in general, and we've said it's time to listen. But now, we're saying it's time to change.
TGI 478 – Expensive amiibo Shortcut
Both Ryan and Jocelyn are all in on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, with the game, the amiibo, and the new Joy-Cons. After a return trip to 2011, we dive into the news for a bit with a confirmation from Netflix about getting into games, and the Director of FFXIV addressing a sudden surge in players and how they're addressing server instability. Oh, and don't worry, we'll chat about Steam Deck next week!
TGI 477 – Returning to the Shadowlands
We kick off the show with some thoughts on the latest return to 2011 with Skyward Sword HD, out on Friday. More thoughts on that next week! Speaking of Year 1 TGI fun, Ryan continues his time with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition having finished up Mass Effect 2. Jocelyn brings Shadowlands back to the Inn, with the latest content patch 9.1 - Chains of Domination. If you're trying to avoid story spoilers, you may want to skip over the discussion starting at the time marked below. After the WoW update, we move over to the news where Netflix is making moves into the video game industry by hiring an ex-EA and Facebook executive to be VP of Game Development.
TGI 476 – Yes, That Leon
Lou returns to the show to help Ryan discuss the brand new Resident Evil animated series from Netflix title Infinite Darkness. But before we breakdown the new zombie drama, Lou and Ryan have some additional thoughts to share on the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which Lou has started playing on PC. In the news, Nintendo finally unveiled their next Switch model with very little internal changes, and Ubisoft confirms Assassin's Creed Infinity after Jason Schreier spills the beans.
TGI 475 – Pirates of the Sea of Thieves
We kick off the show with... *checks notes* Clifford the Big Red Dog? Any ways, after that we move over to Ryan's concluding thoughts on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Then we move into the brand new expansion of content for Sea of Thieves crossing over with Pirates of the Caribbean titled A Pirate's Life. Moving over to the news for the week, Microsoft confirms they have moved Xbox Cloud Gaming over to Series X hardware, Windows 11 is going to have some exciting video game features, and CD Projekt RED is "satisfied" with Cyberpunk 2077 stability and performance.
TGI 474 – Hot Summer Demo Days
We begin the show by going over our plans for the Sea of Thieves and Pirates crossover, because you never play a live game on the first day of a big content drop. After ranking the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Ryan chats about his time with the Summer Game Fest and Steam Next Fest demo events. On the Xbox side, Ryan checked out the fantastic Tunic, as well as Deathtrap Dungeon, Sable, and Lake. On the Steam side, Ryan loved bringing nature back to the wasteland in Terra Nil. After a feast of demos, Ryan gives his early impressions on Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, with more to come next week when the game is complete. Finally, we close the show with the news where Cyberpunk 2077 has returned the PlayStation Store, EA MAY be reviving Dead Space, LEGO Mario has a new wave of fun arriving in August, and Xbox appears to be upgrading their xCloud servers.
1/2 of a good show
Jocelyn is great, Ryan is not. Every show without Jocelyn is just chock full of complaining, mispronunciations, and Misinformation. In just the most recent episode he kept butchering saying Gadgetzan, complained about PVE content in a multiplayer only shooter, predicted something to be announced at Blizzcon which is ALREADY OUT, gave out misinformation saying the heroic hearthstone brawl can only be played once, and complained about loot boxes for an hour. Ugh.
Getting hard to stay with em.
Starting a new drinking game. Every time Jocelyn asks Ryan’s opinion on something then talks over his reply, take a shot. Don’t get me wrong. I think they make a great podcast host team. I’m not being a fan of one host over the other. It can go both ways. The one sided conversation is really starting to get bad. It wouldn’t be so bad if the conversation was being redirected back to the original topic. When you interrupt someone and finish what the other person was going to say and you go on a ten minute rant in another direction. It gets hard to fallow. I have been a big fan of many of your shows for a long time. But I believe I’m reaching the end of my subs due to this. Good luck in the future.
Who are you kidding? This show is an awesome time!
As always Joce and crew deliver a fun an entertaining show! Keep up the awesome work.