418 episodes

The Level is a podcast for people who love video games. It's a weekly roundtable hosted by friends and industry outsiders Kole Ross, Ben Merkel, Dennis Furia, David Moneysmith, and Jala Prendes. Every Friday, we discuss video game news, the games we've been playing, and listener mail.

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The Level is a podcast for people who love video games. It's a weekly roundtable hosted by friends and industry outsiders Kole Ross, Ben Merkel, Dennis Furia, David Moneysmith, and Jala Prendes. Every Friday, we discuss video game news, the games we've been playing, and listener mail.

    Episode 400: Purge the Short Ones

    Episode 400: Purge the Short Ones

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Tormented Souls, the Microsoft Activision acquisition, the Title of the Year 2021 winners, and much more.


    The Grind:


    David: Vampire Survivors. Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms.
    Kole: Tormented Souls.
    Dennis: Steam Link. Slay the Spire. Vermintide 2.
    Ben: Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Gartic Phone. GeoGuessr. Pizzuno.


    The Multiplayer:


    What’s the one game you’ve spent the most time on?


    The End Boss:


    Microsoft offers to buy Activision.
    The 2021 Title of the Year Awards.

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Episode 399: Update the Sorbo Tracker

    Episode 399: Update the Sorbo Tracker

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Far Cry 6, Axiom Verge 2, and Kingdom Come: Deliverance.


    The Grind:


    Kole: Faith: Chapter 1. Axiom Verge 2.
    Ben: Gloomhaven. Storybook Brawl. Kingdom Come: Deliverance.
    David: Far Cry 6. Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms.
    Dennis: Trackmania Mods. Vermintide 2.


    The Multiplayer:


    What’s your biggest piece of unfinished gaming business?


    The End Boss:


    Elden Ring stuff is leaking, so look out.
    Konami is selling Castlevania NFTs.
    Streamer beats Celeste… with a steering wheel.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Episode 398: Lordy Lordy Sword and Boardy

    Episode 398: Lordy Lordy Sword and Boardy

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Mortal Shell, Metroid: Dread, and more!


    The Grind:


    Dennis: atGames Digital Pinball Table. Mortal Shell. Minecraft Dungeons. Vermintide 2.
    David: Warframe. Aliens: Fireteam Elite.
    Ben: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Kingdom Come: Deliverance.
    Kole: Metroid: Dread. Life is Strange: Before the Storm.


    The Multiplayer:


    What game news headlines do you expect to see in 2022?


    The End Boss:


    Modders turn Sephiroth into Ronald McDonald.
    Resident Evil 2 and 3 get unofficial VR support on PC.
    New PSVR2 details announced.
    The 2022 release calendar is stacked.

    • 2 hr 10 min
    Episode 397: You Gotta Learn About Alan Rickman Sometime

    Episode 397: You Gotta Learn About Alan Rickman Sometime

    Kole, Ben, and Dennis talk about Halo Infinite, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, and we ask you which games most and least respect your time.


    The Grind:


    Ben: Gloomhaven. Halo: Infinite.
    Dennis: Slay the Spire. Pocket Tanks.
    Kole: Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.


    The Multiplayer:


    Which games most, and least, respect your time?


    The End Boss:


    Nightingale is a new co-op survival game from ex-Bioware people.
    Quantic Dream is developing a Star Wars game.
    Alan Wake 2 announced.
    A light GOTY discussion.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 396: A Month of Cheddar Bay Biscuits

    Episode 396: A Month of Cheddar Bay Biscuits

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and Jala talk about Shin Megami Tensei V, Endzone: A World Apart, and Spiritfarer.


    The Multiplayer:


    Jala: Shin Megami Tensei V. A.I.: The Somnium Files.
    Kole: Endzone: A World Apart.
    Dennis: Pocket Tanks. Trackmania.
    Ben: Storybook Brawl. Gloomhaven. Spiritfarer.


    The Multiplayer:


    What’s your favorite treatment of randomness in games?


    The End Boss:


    Gamers want historical accuracy.
    Nick Offerman cast as Bill in the Last of Us HBO series.
    Weird situation with Uncharted PS5 upgrades and Uncharted movie tickets.
    The Magic the Gathering / Dungeons and Dragons crossover module is out.

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Episode 395: The Shipment of Theseus

    Episode 395: The Shipment of Theseus

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Galaxy Truckers, and Spiritfarer.


    The Grind:


    Dennis: Galaxy Truckers. League of Legends: Wild Rift. Apex Legends.
    David: Apex Legends. Warframe. Barotrauma.
    Ben: Gloomhaven. Spiritfarer.
    Kole: Mirror Layers. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.


    The Multiplayer:


    What’s your favorite unusual control scheme?


    The End Boss:


    Scientists give pigs permission to play video games.
    Mortal Shell added to PS+, and you should download and play it.
    Halo Infinite’s battle pass gets a little more generous.
    More Grand Theft Auto remaster awfulness.
    Twitch streamer Ludwig moves to YouTube.

    • 1 hr 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

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Wonderful

An absolutely lovely podcast to learn about new video games, and the option to chime in with your own opinion is always a delight!

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Great Fun Hangout Vibes

There’s not enough podcasts like this. A group of friends with great chemistry and a good taste in games.

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Satisfied Supporter

Please support them any way possible - they give a good name to gamers, along with great laughs!

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