51 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 Nextlander

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    • 4.8 • 784 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.

    The Ol' Amnesty Box

    The Ol' Amnesty Box

    This week: startling airport drop boxes, Alex's adventures in high-tech VCRs, the eternal greatness of Lumines (but maybe not the Switch), games like Dune: Spice Wars, Gibbon: Beyond the Trees, and Warhammer 40k except XCOM, the PS Plus subscription lineup, Jim Ryan's bizarre missteps on reproductive rights, Silent Hill rumors, the Starfield delay, and more!

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    CHAPTERS

    00:00:00 NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in 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

    00:03:00 Traveling Brad

    00:05:29 Show rundown

    00:09:18 I don't SMOKE WEEEEEEDD

    00:12:59 Alex's new purchase

    00:14:00 When Mom and Dad Break Up

    00:19:38 Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 05, 2022

    00:30:14 First Break

    00:30:46 Dune: Spice Wars [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 26, 2022

    00:42:11 How's that Switch holding up?

    00:45:57 Lumines is still very good

    00:48:05 Gibbon: Beyond the Trees [Switch, Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows)]

    00:54:44 Citizen Sleeper [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on May 05, 2022

    01:02:08 Second Break

    01:02:35 Starfield is officially delayed

    01:16:53 Games coming to PlayStation Plus' tiers

    01:33:18 Jim Ryan needs to think about his words

    01:45:00 There will be more Need for Speed

    01:49:42 There will be more Silent Hill as well!

    01:58:09 Wrapping up and thanks

    01:59:02 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts

    02:00:31 We're almost at 1 year!

    02:02:40 Nextlander content updates

    02:03:58 See ya!

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    • 2 hr 4 min
    Use Your Drum Brain

    Use Your Drum Brain

    Momentous news is breaking this week, such as the leak of Duke Nukem Forever 2001, the end of the EA/FIFA partnership, and Reggie Fils-Aime's shocking feelings about Donkey Konga, plus we dig into some new indies like Citizen Sleeper, Salt and Sacrifice, and Trek to Yomi, discuss such heady topics as MIDI drums and cow stomachs, and more!

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avo
    id spoilers. Thanks for listening.
    (00:00:10) Intro
    (00:01:12) Silent eating in a theater
    (00:02:02) What's on the show?
    (00:02:13) For the love of audio
    (00:14:06) Coming up on the show, please!
    (00:14:23) Trek to Yomi [Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 05, 2022
    (00:25:14) First Break
    (00:25:19) Citizen Sleeper [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on May 05, 2022
    (00:42:06) Salt and Sacrifice [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 10, 2022
    (00:49:55) Alex's cautionary tale of Early Access
    (00:54:35) Second Break
    (00:55:34) FIFA and EA are breaking up
    (01:07:24) Duke Nukem Forever is finally out, again?
    (01:23:07) Summer Games Fest has a date
    (01:25:37) Xbox looking to launch its own streaming device?
    (01:28:31) Mass Effect 4 rumors
    (01:31:20) Reggie is also not a fan of Donkey Konga
    (01:38:45) Thanks and wrapping up
    (01:39:18) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
    (01:41:16) What's cooking at Nextlander?
    (01:43:56) See ya!

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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Famous Knots With Funny Names

    Famous Knots With Funny Names

    This week, an accounting of Vinny's favorite knots, our personal necktie policies, something about American Gladiators, the Embracing of Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, speculation about what will show up at the Xbox/Bethesda not-E3 showcase, games including Knotwords, Nintendo Switch Sports, The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, Loot River, Bugsnax: The Isle of Bigsnax, and more!

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    CHAPTERS

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    id spoilers. Thanks for listening.
    (00:00:11) Intro
    (00:01:41) Show rundown
    (00:02:00) You guys all like knots?
    (00:06:15) Someone had to make the Don Knotts joke...
    (00:15:10) The Games (and American Gladiators)
    (00:18:08) Nintendo Switch Sports [Nintendo Switch] on Apr 29, 2022
    (00:30:23) First Break
    (00:32:18) The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe [Linux, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S] on Apr 27, 2022
    (00:40:41) [SPOILER WARNING?] It's not so bad but just in case
    (00:42:02) Loot River [Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 03, 2022
    (00:50:10) Bugsnax: The Isle of Bigsnax [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch] on Apr 28, 2022
    (00:56:02) Assassin's Creed Moment
    (00:58:37) Brad pines for Viva Pinata
    (01:00:26) Knotwords [Android, Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows), iOS] on Apr 28, 2022
    (01:03:11) NOTE: Looks like the price is actually $5 for the year not per month.
    (01:09:11) Second Break
    (01:09:15) The News
    (01:09:50) Portions of Square Enix have been Embraced
    (01:24:54) Warcraft Arclight Rumble
    (01:32:40) The Xbox & Bethesda Showcase is scheduled
    (01:53:49) What really happened to Balan Wonderworld?
    (02:00:41) Wrapping up and thanks
    (02:02:36) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
    (02:04:45) Nextlander content updates
    (02:05:39) See ya!

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    • 2 hr 5 min
    The Uwe Oeuvre

    The Uwe Oeuvre

    We're in and out of early access this week with a bunch of new releases including Teardown, Rogue Legacy 2, Mythforce, and The Iron Oath, plus: Blizzard's Diablo Immortal about-face, cars with legs, PlayStation nukes, a comprehensive look at video game movie box office history, and more!

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in 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
    (00:01:13) Show Rundown
    (00:02:06) Move over Cage it's time for Hawk
    (00:14:24) Teardown [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 21, 2022
    (00:30:44) First Break
    (00:30:48) Rogue Legacy 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Apr 28, 2022
    (00:42:29) The Iron Oath [Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows), Linux] on Apr 19, 2022
    (00:53:13) MythForce [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 20, 2022
    (01:03:46) Second Break
    (01:04:16) PlayStation adding mandatory game trials?
    (01:11:10) Diablo Immortal getting a PC version
    (01:15:45) Sega pulling some Sonic games down?
    (01:19:21) Ubisoft ending online services in a number of games
    (01:27:44) Metal Gear designer wants to make a car
    (01:30:04) This is Miyamoto (our movie is delayed)
    (01:32:05) The Sonic 2 movie has done quite well
    (01:33:59) Alex's Video Game Movie Quiz
    (02:10:51) Wrapping up and thanks
    (02:11:54) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
    (02:13:22) Nextlander content updates
    (02:14:29) See ya!

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    • 2 hr 14 min
    Tim Conway in: Dorfromantik

    Tim Conway in: Dorfromantik

    This week we turn the crank of Panic's Playdate, finish up Norco, try the PC port of Glover on for size, marvel at the idea of a Crazy Taxi SUPER GAME, speculate about a Streets of Rage movie and a third Portal (and the whereabouts of Erik Wolpaw), and more!

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    CHAPTERS

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    id spoilers. Thanks for listening.
    (00:00:10) Intro
    (00:02:36) A nice hot coffee at the wrestle show
    (00:04:44) Show rundown
    (00:05:52) The perfect hot chocolate
    (00:12:33) The Playdate
    (00:38:41) First Break
    (00:39:02) Norco [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac] on Mar 24, 2022
    (00:48:00) Dorfromantik [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 25, 2021
    (00:54:18) Glover [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 20, 2022
    (01:00:25) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022
    (01:12:20) Second Break
    (01:13:06) Sega to reboot Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio
    (01:19:45) National Labor Board complaint against Nintendo
    (01:22:52) Group of shareholders against Activision and Xbox deal
    (01:29:37) Hideo Kojima (probably) not joining Sony
    (01:36:59) Erik Wolpaw wants to make a new Portal game
    (01:44:55) Streets of Rage... THE MOVIE
    (01:51:49) Wrapping up and thanks
    (01:53:07) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
    (01:54:56) Nextlander content updates
    (01:56:51) See Ya!

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    The Beast at Killing Town

    The Beast at Killing Town

    Vinny’s back home and ready to talk about time spent on the infernal bunny slope, our ongoing time with Tunic, Elden Ring, Norco and more, the Max Payne remake(s), Sony’s billion-dollar Epic investment, a fourth (?!) Kingdom Hearts, and Randy Pitchford’s magical real estate moves.

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    CHAPTERS

    (00:00:10) Intro
    (00:01:30) Going away in the world today takes everything you've got
    (00:05:51) Shredding that fresh corn
    (00:11:53) Is skiing and/or snowboarding only for the chosen elites?
    (00:15:25) Brad's new shoes
    (00:16:00) Alex has been getting up to some writing and movie screenings!
    (00:21:40) The Games
    (00:22:26) Tunic [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Xbox One] on Mar 16, 2022
    (00:33:43) First Break
    (00:33:52) Norco [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac] on Mar 24, 2022
    (00:38:42) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022
    (00:41:02) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022
    (00:50:19) Second Break
    (00:50:23) The News
    (00:50:44) Kingdom Hearts 4 is coming!
    (00:57:32) Max Payne 1 & 2 are returning!
    (01:07:11) More Activision news
    (01:12:52) Sony needs to update something... somewhere!
    (01:18:00) Sony also needs to explain why it is spending money on the Metaverse
    (01:26:31) The Ghost of Tsuhima movie has a writer
    (01:29:36) Randy Pitchford purchases a magic house
    (01:35:23) Wrapping up and thanks
    (01:38:03) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
    (01:39:39) Keep smiling!
    (01:40:14) See ya!

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    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
784 Ratings

784 Ratings

Schm0 ,

Great podcast

One of the best podcasts. Great crew.

Rugby Tiger ,

Hosts make fun of abuse/domestic violence victims

Followed this group since the hotspot days, but dropped them for making fun of an abuse survivor in Johnny Depp. Brad and Alex in particular were extremely problematic in their Sea of Thieves POTC videos. Alex was saying some really disappointing things about an abuse victim to get some snarky laughs and Brad was muttering jokes under his breath about how Johnny Depp should die of a drug overdose. Cruel and disgusting commentary from people I used to respect. Good bye.

M.X111 ,

I love your show

Ps.would you talk about forager (the game)

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