151 episodes

Longtime friends and games media colleagues Vinny Caravella, Brad Shoemaker, and Alex Navarro share their combined decades of knowledge, expertise, and passion for games with weekly discussions about what they're playing, what's happening in the industry, and whatever else they're up to.

The Nextlander Podcast The Nextlander Podcast

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    • 4.8 • 1K Ratings

Longtime friends and games media colleagues Vinny Caravella, Brad Shoemaker, and Alex Navarro share their combined decades of knowledge, expertise, and passion for games with weekly discussions about what they're playing, what's happening in the industry, and whatever else they're up to.

    Ah, Yes, He Is Internet Boy?

    Ah, Yes, He Is Internet Boy?

    Let's talk about such games this week as Harold Halibut, Life Eater (eater of life!), and Laysara: Summit Kingdom, plus news and sundries like the games of the Triple-I initiative, what "PS5 Pro Enhanced" is going to mean, $90,000 copies of Castlevania, awkward dining experiences in Japan, and plenty more.

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening.
    (00:00:09) Intro
    (00:01:40) Dog allergies and feathers?
    (00:12:10) Harold Halibut [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Apr 16, 2024
    (00:29:03) Life Eater [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on April 16th, 2024
    (00:41:01) Laysara: Summit Kingdom [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 10, 2024 [Early Access]
    (00:56:34) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024
    (01:00:19) Dyson Sphere Program [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jan 21, 2021 [Early Access]
    (01:09:49) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy [Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4] on Apr 09, 2019
    (01:18:28) Sony's PS5 Pro Enhanced Games?
    (01:34:07) Sony PC games getting Trophies
    (01:40:45) The Big Triple-I Initiative Showcase
    (01:58:57) Final Fantasy 7 Part 3 in possibly 3 years?
    (02:03:55) Fallout 4 upgrade coming soon!
    (02:14:37) Emails
    (02:23:28) Coming up on Nextlander
    (02:25:14) Wrapping up and thanks
    (02:25:57) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
    (02:28:15) No streams next week, but get yer podcasts here!
    (02:29:36) See ya!

    • 2 hr 29 min
    I'm a Fan of Clothespins!

    I'm a Fan of Clothespins!

    Head to https://www.squarespace.com/NEXTLANDER to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NEXTLANDER.

    This week we all bend bullets in Children of the Sun, Vinny parties at the Gold Saucer, Brad digs deep into the childhood archive, and we enjoy our new post-eclipse mutations. EA reassigns Motive to Battlefield (and kiboshes a Dead Space 2 remake?), Gears 6 appear to be imminent, and the 3DS and Wii U servers are gone... or are they??

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening.
    (00:00:10) Intro
    (00:00:15) Our post-eclipse New Jersey
    (00:12:44) Fixing things that don't want to be fixed
    (00:22:17) Children of the Sun [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 09, 2024
    (00:44:17) A Little to the Left [Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 15, 2024
    (00:48:06) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024
    (01:00:51) Brad's Video Game Experiments
    (01:31:38) Xbox's new console and "game preservation"
    (01:35:56) Xbox talking new Gears and Call of Duty this summer?
    (01:42:51) Folks from the Dead Space team working on Battlefield?
    (01:47:43) Roku filing patents that make you sad
    (01:51:52) Wii U servers are gone... but not forgotten
    (01:54:54) A Dredge movie? Sure!
    (01:58:37) Emails
    (02:02:22) Wrapping up and thanks
    (02:03:15) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
    (02:04:43) Nextlander content updates
    (02:05:45) See ya!

    • 2 hr 6 min
    The Game That Clips Well, Ships Well

    The Game That Clips Well, Ships Well

    This week we all dig (lol) into the indie drilling platformer Pepper Grinder, continue catching up with FF7 Rebirth and LAD: Infinite Wealth, and do battle with American air travel. Also: Embracer and Sega divest of Gearbox and Relic (respectively), a disc-less Xbox Series X is sighted in the wild, we think seriously about Krull and Willow and Ladyhawke, and more!

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening.
    (00:00:10) Intro
    (00:01:29) Another trip another weird and long delay?
    (00:09:40) The escalation of Egg Hunts
    (00:14:55) Trying to make a list of the best couch co-op games (for kids)
    (00:17:37) [Possible Minor SPOILERS] Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024
    (00:35:55) Pepper Grinder [Linux, Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Mar 28, 2024
    (00:46:39) [SPOILERS] Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jan 26, 2024
    (00:53:28) Dragon's Dogma II [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 22, 2024
    (01:00:03) News
    (01:00:08) Stop Killing Games!
    (01:04:47) Take-Two is buying Gearbox!
    (01:10:04) Sega sells of Relic
    (01:15:35) New white Xbox Series X with no disc?
    (01:25:56) People like to play old (and maybe free) games, apparently
    (01:42:27) Emails
    (01:53:01) Wrapping up and thanks
    (01:55:03) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
    (01:58:08) Coming up on Nextlander
    (01:58:55) See ya!

    • 1 hr 59 min
    You Sparkled My Darkle!

    You Sparkled My Darkle!

    Viiiiideo games on the show this week include Dragon's Dogma II, Princess Peach: Showtime, Open Roads, and the Stellar Blade demo, plus we talk about Phil Spencer's comments on an Xbox handheld and third-party stores on the Xbox, Larian moving on from D&D, a possible open-world Resident Evil, busting open your Switch, our dream game show appearances, and more.

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening.
    (00:00:10) Intro
    (00:00:41) We're back from PAX East
    (00:02:42) More Switch repairs
    (00:15:07) Dragon's Dogma II [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 22, 2024
    (00:47:50) Open Roads [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 28, 2024
    (00:56:46) Princess Peach: Showtime! [Nintendo Switch] on Mar 22, 2024
    (01:10:59) Stellar Blade [PlayStation 5] on Apr 26, 2024
    (01:20:13) Phil Spencer and the state of Xbox (and video games)
    (01:45:31) Larian says they are done making new Baldur's Gate content
    (01:55:16) Dragon's Dogma 2 update roadmap
    (01:57:16) Resident Evil 9 rumors
    (02:03:02) Emails
    (02:14:32) Breaking news?
    (02:16:30) Wrapping up and thanks
    (02:18:37) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
    (02:21:15) See ya!

    • 2 hr 21 min
    Jean-Luc Godard's Dragon's Dogma II

    Jean-Luc Godard's Dragon's Dogma II

    We get our pawn on in Dragon's Dogma II this week and check out the new Outcast, even as we dutifully continue plowing through FF7 Rebirth and LAD: Infinite Wealth, plus we cover the latest on PlayStation 5 Pro, the state of PSVR 2, the new Marvel 1943 from Amy Hennig and team, international standards of measurement, and more.

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening.
    (00:00:10) Intro
    (00:02:11) Alex and I will be at PAX East
    (00:06:33) Long board games are also piling up
    (00:14:01) Dragon's Dogma II [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 22, 2024
    (00:39:55) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024
    (01:02:09) Outcast: A New Beginning [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 15, 2024
    (01:07:44) Contra: Operation Galuga [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 12, 2024
    (01:10:13) The Outlast Trials [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 05, 2024
    (01:14:11) [Spoiler Warning] Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jan 26, 2024
    (01:24:37) News
    (01:24:48) More details on the PlayStation 5 Pro
    (01:44:07) PSVR 2 production has been temporarily halted
    (01:53:58) Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra announced
    (02:08:05) Emails
    (02:13:48) Wrapping up and thanks
    (02:17:01) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
    (02:18:38) Nextlander Content Updates
    (02:21:44) See ya!

    • 2 hr 21 min
    Private First Class Lance Bean

    Private First Class Lance Bean

    We're awash in new games this week, with Mars After Midnight, Contra: Operation Galuga, WWE 2K24, and more joining old favs like FF7 Rebirth. Also: the tragic loss of Akira Toriyama, the harassment campaign around Sweet Baby Inc., the mystery of the flying space bugs, and more.

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening.
    (00:00:09) Intro
    (00:00:36) Daylight Saving Time is here again
    (00:03:17) Vermont and Casey Jones have the freshest powder?
    (00:10:14) Show rundown
    (00:10:58) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024
    (00:25:21) WWE 2K24 [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 08, 2024
    (00:33:00) Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch] on Mar 13, 2024
    (00:41:47) Mars After Midnight [Playdate] on Mar 12, 2024
    (00:48:39) Contra: Operation Galuga [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 12, 2024
    (00:54:51) Top Racer Collection [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 07, 2024
    (00:58:52) Balatro [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox One] on Feb 20, 2024
    (00:59:55) Akira Toriyama has passed away
    (01:10:00) Sweet Baby, what's going on here?
    (01:23:32) Summer Game Fest gets a date
    (01:27:30) MultiVersus is coming back
    (01:35:13) Stig Asmussen has a new studio
    (01:37:34) Helldivers 2 continues to be pretty cool
    (01:41:44) Wrapping up and thanks
    (01:46:02) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
    (01:47:29) Nextlander content updates
    (01:50:34) See ya!

    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Boulevardier23 ,

The podcast I look most forward to

I was very sad to hear that these guys were leaving Giant Bomb, but Nextlander has been great from the start and I’m grateful that they have been able to keep talking about games on the internet. Alex, Brad, and Vinny come across as some of the most thoughtful and engaging voices in games media.

fulltilted ,

Rubbish

So negative and so radically woke now. Sad…

mr foo ,

Great team!

Vinny, Alex, and Brad make a great team with deep knowledge of video games and a great take on so many topics!

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