71 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 • 854 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.

    A Dracula to Remembula

    A Dracula to Remembula

    This week, we did battle with the Overwatch 2 launch (and lost), got lost in the giant Grounded backyard, checked out the closed alpha of The Finals, said a preemptive goodbye to Stadia, stared in bafflement at anime Need for Speed, and took our very last opportunity to speculate about Chris Pratt's Mario voice.

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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.(00:00:10) Intro(00:01:57) Show rundown(00:04:09) ALEX!(00:04:38) Brisket cooking all day but you can't eat it...(00:06:16) Finally cracked open my TV. Now I own it.(00:14:12) The games(00:14:24) Overwatch 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Oct 04, 2022(00:38:40) First Break(00:38:45) Grounded [Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC] on Sep 27, 2022(00:49:17) The Finals [Closed Alpha](00:57:29) Moonbreaker [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 29, 2022(01:02:16) Second Break(01:02:20) News(01:02:34) Stadia is shutting down and giving refunds(01:19:06) Disco Elysium studio shakeups(01:23:45) Halo franchise rumored to be changing to Unreal?(01:32:27) Possible Horizon Zero Dawn remaster and multiplayer?(01:38:32) CD Projeckt reveals new IP, Cyberpunk, and Witcher plans(01:46:23) Is it time for an Anime Need for Speed?(01:50:07) What's the deal with Mario? We need to know.(02:00:50) Wrapping up and thanks(02:02:21) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts(02:04:12) Coming up on Nextlander(02:04:43) See ya!
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    • 2 hr 4 min
    Congratulations, You're Mid

    Congratulations, You're Mid

    This week, Alex checked out Bayonetta 3 and Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Vinny finished Monkey Island, we Ranched some Slimes Part II, Railgrade came out, a bunch of new E3 details dropped, Brad ate his first chicken bake, 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(00:01:42) Show rundown(00:02:06) The Banter(00:02:50) Brad is going to a mint!(00:03:44) A fun few moments about coins and precious metals!(00:11:40) The games(00:11:43) Alex went to a Nintendo Event(00:12:19) Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope [Nintendo Switch] on Oct 20, 2022(00:15:11) Bayonetta 3 [Nintendo Switch] on Oct 28, 2022(00:18:25) The Spore Launch Event(00:21:54) Slime Rancher 2 in Early Access [Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 22, 2022(00:35:12) First Break(00:35:17) Railgrade [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Sep 29, 2022(00:42:36) Splatoon 3 [Nintendo Switch] on Sep 09, 2022(00:50:40) SpiderHeck [PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Sep 22, 2022(00:55:47) Return to Monkey Island [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 19, 2022(01:03:02) Second Break(01:03:06) News(01:03:09) E3 2023 is going to have apps and business deals!(01:18:22) Hacker in GTA 6 reportedly apprehended(01:24:15) PlayStation VR 2 has something it wants you to feel(01:25:53) Emails(01:35:14) Wrapping up and thanks(01:37:15) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts(01:38:50) See Ya!
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Would You Squish Cricket Hitler?

    Would You Squish Cricket Hitler?

    This week's show begins with some heady philosophical questions before turning to an AVALANCHE OF NEW GAMES!!!! including Return to Monkey Island, Hyper Demon, Trombone Champ, and Jack Move, plus news about that GTA 6 leak, those new GeForce cards, that rumored new PlayStation 5 model, 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.(00:00:09) Intro(00:01:00) Show rundown(00:01:49) Disclaimer: Crickets(00:04:24) The agreement we make with bugs(00:08:05) Return to Monkey Island [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 19, 2022(00:29:05) First Break(00:29:09) Hyper Demon [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 19, 2022(00:37:53) Trombone Champ [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 15, 2022(00:44:53) Metal: Hellsinger [Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 15, 2022(00:52:18) Jack Move [PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One] on Sep 20, 2022(00:53:52) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022(00:57:34) Second Break(00:57:38) News(00:58:09) Grand Theft Auto 6 Leaks(01:10:47) Nvidia's latest video card tech(01:38:12) PSVR 1 games won't be natively compatible with PSVR 2(01:42:18) Is there an external PS5 drive in the works?(01:48:39) Wrapping up and thanks(01:50:11) This week's Watchcast(01:50:54) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts(01:52:54) Nextlander content updates(01:53:43) See Ya!
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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Captain Kevin Olimar

    Captain Kevin Olimar

    A thousand new games (or maybe more like eight) got announced, titled, or dated recently, so we talk about everything from Tears of the Kingdom to Pikmin 4, the Like a Dragon trio, and way too much Assassin's Creed, plus our time with Splatoon 3 and The Tomorrow children, and a bunch more!Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon!

    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(00:01:25) Show rundown(00:01:41) How was the break?(00:04:42) Audio is a pain in the booty. Always has been and always will be?(00:08:58) The games(00:09:06) Splatoon 3 [Nintendo Switch] on Sep 09, 2022(00:28:46) First Break(00:28:51) The Tomorrow Children: Phoenix Edition [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Sep 06, 2022(00:42:33) Cult of the Lamb [Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 11, 2022(00:47:45) Saints Row [Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 23, 2022(00:50:45) Tinykin [Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One] on Aug 30, 2022(00:52:46) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022(00:56:55) Second Break(00:56:59) News(00:57:27) Breath of the Wild 2 gets a name and date(01:02:42) Pikmin 4 officially announced(01:05:44) New Mario Kart tracks(01:07:05) GoldenEye is finally back, for real this time?(01:12:04) Yakuza or Like a Dragon?(01:14:20) Like a Dragon Ishin(01:16:10) Like a Dragon Gaiden(01:19:03) Judgment on PC(01:22:10) The Ubisoft (Assassin's Creed) block(01:30:51) Assassin's Creed Mirage(01:34:57) Assassin's Creed Codename Red(01:39:33) Assassin's Creed Codename Jade(01:40:22) Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe(01:40:54) Assassin's Creed Invictus(01:43:56) Skydance's Captain American and Black Panther game(01:45:43) Tekken 8 is confirmed(01:48:03) Babylon's Fall is shutting down(01:50:19) Supermassive is talking about their next game(01:56:20) That email address(01:56:41) Wrapping up and thanks(01:58:23) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts(02:00:26) Go check out Drew's Bike MS 2022 stream and donate!(02:01:19) See ya!
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    • 2 hr 2 min
    Year-in-Review-ish

    Year-in-Review-ish

    This week we're out there in the world, doin' stuff, but before we took off, we recorded a sort of year-in-review-up-to-now for this week, running down the games we've played this year and where our heads are at on all of them, plus what we're looking forward to for the rest of the year, plus some emails!

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    (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(00:00:44) What is going on this week?(00:04:09) Show rundown(00:05:03) Windjammers 2 [Google Stadia, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on Jan 20, 2022(00:05:46) Nobody Saves the World [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jan 18, 2022(00:06:23) Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Google Stadia] on Jan 20, 2022(00:08:11) Dying Light 2: Stay Human [PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Feb 04, 2022(00:08:58) Sifu [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Feb 08, 2022(00:09:30) OlliOlli World [Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Feb 08, 2022(00:11:30) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022(00:22:08) First Break(00:22:12) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022(00:23:47) POSSIBLE SPOILER REGARDING LOCATION NAME BUT NOT REALLY...(00:34:02) Gran Turismo 7 [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5] on Mar 04, 2022(00:35:58) FAR: Changing Tides [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on Mar 01, 2022(00:36:31) Tunic [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Xbox One] on Mar 16, 2022(00:38:52) Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 18, 2022(00:40:02) Vampire Survivors [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Dec 17, 2021(00:41:42) Norco [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac] on Mar 24, 2022(00:44:02) Kirby and the Forgotten Land [Nintendo Switch] on Mar 25, 2022(00:44:19) GhostWire: Tokyo [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Mar 25, 2022(00:45:21) Weird West [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 31, 2022(00:46:05) Teardown [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 21, 2022(00:46:10) LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga [Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Apr 05, 2022(00:46:26) The Iron Oath [Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows), Linux] on Apr 19, 2022(00:47:07) 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(00:48:12) V Rising [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 17, 2022(00:48:24) Citizen Sleeper [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on May 05, 2022(00:49:37) Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 05, 2022(00:50:42) Kao the Kangaroo [Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 27, 2022(00:50:52) The Quarry [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on Jun 10, 2022(00:52:37) Hardspace: Shipbreaker [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jun 16, 2020(00:54:49) Neon White [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Jun 16, 2022(00:55:40) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge [Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S] on Jun 16, 2022(00:56:07) The Looker [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jun 17, 2022(00:56:30) Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course [PC (Microsoft Win

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Turn Your House Into a Sewer

    Turn Your House Into a Sewer

    This week we weigh in on such games as Immortality, The Last of Us Part I on PS5, TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection, Tinykin, and Madden 23, discuss getting stoned at family gatherings, dig into news like the PS5 price hike, the playable PSVR2 at TGS, Sony and Tencent's investment in From Software, Denuvo on the Switch, and more!

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    (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) Will summer ever end?!(00:03:20) Doing some car camping(00:03:56) The booze factor at camping or a party(00:08:02) Kids taking a sip of that beer(00:09:01) Where is the pot smoking happening at family events?(00:13:15) Show Rundown(00:14:17) This week's Watchcast(00:16:08) The Games(00:16:11) Immortality [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on Aug 30, 2022(00:44:05) First Break(00:44:18) The Last of Us Part I [PlayStation 5] on Sep 02, 2022(00:56:53) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection [Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Aug 30, 2022(01:05:57) Tinykin [Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One] on Aug 30, 2022(01:08:57) Madden NFL 23 [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 19, 2022(01:12:35) Cult of the Lamb [Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 11, 2022(01:13:24) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022(01:16:01) Second Break(01:16:06) The news(01:16:30) PS5 price increase(01:23:14) PlayStation VR2 at TGS(01:27:28) NetEase acquires Quantic Dream(01:29:38) Sony and Tencent acquire portions of FromSoftware(01:36:40) Denuvo coming to Switch games?(01:42:07) Emails(01:47:51) Wrapping up and thanks(01:49:39) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts(01:51:42) Nextlander content updates(01:53:40) See ya!
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    • 1 hr 53 min

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