316 episodes

Brian Barnett (@ribnax) and his various co-hosts review, critique, and discuss all things video games, movies, TV, and more... with tangents and rants around each and every corner 😁

Have questions, comments, or concerns or have a game you want us to play? Send us a message on Twitter @ribnax, or an email to ribnax@gmail.com.

Don't forget, new episodes of The Platformers Podcast are available each and every Tuesday, and stream on Twitch at Twitch.tv/ribnax

The Platformers: A Video Game (and Nerd Culture) Podcast Brian Barnett

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Brian Barnett (@ribnax) and his various co-hosts review, critique, and discuss all things video games, movies, TV, and more... with tangents and rants around each and every corner 😁

Have questions, comments, or concerns or have a game you want us to play? Send us a message on Twitter @ribnax, or an email to ribnax@gmail.com.

Don't forget, new episodes of The Platformers Podcast are available each and every Tuesday, and stream on Twitch at Twitch.tv/ribnax

    Episode 316 - World of Warcraft, Trails in the Sky, & Shin Megami Tensei 5 OR "Mai Time"

    Episode 316 - World of Warcraft, Trails in the Sky, & Shin Megami Tensei 5 OR "Mai Time"

    This week, Brian, Kris and Will talk about older MMO designs and fighting game guest characters. We also discuss The Legend of Heroes, 1000xResist, Kingdom Hearts, and a smattering of other topics. Also Will disbelieves Australia. Enjoy.

    TOPICS & TIMESTAMPS:


    Australia Isn't Real - 0:00 |
    Intro - 0:50 |
    The State Of WoW - 3:15 |
    Older MMOs and Early Game Design - 20:08 |
    Fighting Game Guest Characters - 31:11 |
    The Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky - 39:35 |
    1000xResist - 48:25 |
    The Alters Demo - 55:52 |
    Kingdom Hearts/Dark & Deep - 58:03 |
    Kris’ New PC & Elden Ring - 1:05:41 |
    Shin Megami Tensei 5 Vengeance - 1:10:58 |
    Outro - 1:20:54 |

    POTENTIAL EPISODE TITLES (EACH "+" IS A HOST VOTE):


    + Australia Isn't Real |
    Noone Can Run Crysis, But I'd Love To See You Try |
    Frost Death Knight Tank, My Beloved... |
    + You're Not Talking Shit About Ulduar To My Face |
    Lockrocks and Hellevators |
    + I'm Gonna Roleplay As A Shitposter |
    + What You're Saying is, The Porn Needs To Have Plot |
    + SOMEBODY Has To Lay Pipe!
    Most Games Inspired By Super Metroid Miss The Point of Super Metroid |
    + I Gave Myself A Colonoscopy This Morning, Don't Worry |
    + Mai Time |
    + Guile Protects The Skies, Luke Commits War Crimes |
    + I Have To Worry That Luke Was At January 6th |
    Terry Bogard Has Never Not Been A Well Dressed Man |
    + The Degeneracy Continues, Much To Lucas' Chagrin |
    + You Will Fuck Around, And Everyone Else Will Find Out |
    + That Was Cool, But Also Fuck You |
    + Burn It All Down, Whole System's F****d, We're Coming For You, God! |
    + Have You Fought Matador Today? You Gonna Learn! |

    [The Platformers Video Game Podcast is created, hosted, written, & streamed (⁠⁠⁠Twitch.tv/Ribnax⁠⁠⁠) by Brian ‘Ribnax’ Barnett. This episode edited by Kris Cornelisse.]

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 315 - Summer Games Fest, The Legend of Heroes, & Reus 2 OR "Bring Back Breath of Fire, You Cowards"

    Episode 315 - Summer Games Fest, The Legend of Heroes, & Reus 2 OR "Bring Back Breath of Fire, You Cowards"

    This week, Brian, Kris and Lucas talk about upcoming games announced at Summer Games Fest and other sources. We also discuss Trails in the Sky, Reus 2, KILL KNIGHT, and a smattering of other topics. We also talk about cricket. Enjoy.

    TOPICS & TIMESTAMPS:


    Intro - 0:00 |
    EA Cricket - 5:30 |
    Upcoming Games We're Excited For - 8:30 |
    Balatro - 53:15 |
    The Legend Of Heroes: Trails In The Sky - 1:00:19 |
    Lucas Demos - 1:23:37 |
    Reus 2 - 1:34:18 |
    KILL KNIGHT - 1:44:40 |
    Outro - 1:57:05 |

    POTENTIAL EPISODE TITLES (EACH "+" IS A HOST VOTE):


    +Gotta Know What A Crumpet Is Before You Can Play Cricket |
    +My Name is Mayo Meets Asura's Wrath, But It's Cricket |
    A 5v5 Shooter? Daring Today, Aren't We |
    +This Show is the Perfect Evolution of Beard Growth |
    +Level Up Lucas in the Day to Evolve Him to Brian, in the Night to Evolve Him to Kris |
    How Many Flavours of Goku Do You Have? Yes! |
    +Put A Tattered Cloak on Anyone, It Improves Them |
    +Bring Back Breath of Fire, You Cowards |
    +Just A Little Bit of Dragons in There? As A Treat? |
    The Trails of Cold Steel Duology... Duology |
    +Estelle is Bestelle |
    ACAB, Excluding The SSS |
    +KILL POWER in All Caps, Bold, Italicised, Underlined |

    [The Platformers Video Game Podcast is created, hosted, written, & streamed (⁠⁠Twitch.tv/Ribnax⁠⁠) by Brian ‘Ribnax’ Barnett. This episode edited by Kris Cornelisse.]

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Episode 314 - Multiversus, V Rising, & Duck Detective OR "Ghost in the Mary Shelley"

    Episode 314 - Multiversus, V Rising, & Duck Detective OR "Ghost in the Mary Shelley"

    This week, Brian, Kris, and Lucas talk about books and styles of critique before remembering that we're a video game podcast. We also discuss Duck Detective: Secret Salami, Void Terrarium 2, Multiversus, and a smattering of other topics. Enjoy.

    TOPICS & TIMESTAMPS:


    Intro - 0:00 |
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys - 1:31 |
    Thrawn: Treason & Other Star Wars Books - 8:49 |
    Toxic Self-Criticism About Physical VS Audio Books - 18:04 |
    Mary Skelter (and its Books) - 26:49 |
    Duck Detective: The Secret Salami - 44:24 |
    Witch & Lilies - 52:04 |
    Void Terrarium 2 - 1:04:01 |
    V Rising - 1:12:58 |
    The Way We Critique Games (And How Critique is Received) - 1:27:08 |
    System Shock Remake - 1:59:41 |
    Multiversus - 2:14:29 |
    Outro - 2:52:04 |

    POTENTIAL EPISODE TITLES (EACH "+" IS A HOST VOTE):


    Donatello Has Been Whitewashed |
    + Generic 80s Cartoon Bad Guy Name |
    You're Reading A Codex Instead Of A Scroll? Scrub |
    + Erotica? In THIS Economy?! |
    The Dungeon Is Horny For You |
    Shocking News: Lucas Has Been Playing A Dungeon-Crawling RPG |
    The Podcast Police Aren't Coming For Us Just Yet |
    + If It's Your First Time in Etrian Odyssey, You HAVE To Dungeon Crawl |
    + Ghost in the Mary Shelley |
    + You Know He's A Hero Because He's Wearing A Scarf |
    + Have A Morbin' Good Time |
    Go Morb Over Those Guys |
    + I Want A True Sequel to Morrowind And I'm Not Getting It |
    + And We Didn't Even Mention Castlevania Until This Moment |
    Terry Bogard is More Graceful Than Richter Belmont |
    [The Platformers Video Game Podcast is created, hosted, written, & streamed (⁠Twitch.tv/Ribnax⁠) by Brian ‘Ribnax’ Barnett. This episode edited by Kris Cornelisse.]

    • 2 hr 55 min
    The Platformers Episode 313 - FF7R2, Rise Of The Ronin, & Games Industry Woes OR 'The Takes? Hot & Ready, Just Like The Littlest Caesar'

    The Platformers Episode 313 - FF7R2, Rise Of The Ronin, & Games Industry Woes OR 'The Takes? Hot & Ready, Just Like The Littlest Caesar'

    TOPICS & TIMESTAMPS:


    Intro - 0:00 |
    Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - 6:25 |
    Rise Of The Ronin - 49:30 |
    Lucas’ Cat Sneezes (& Read Only Memories: Neurodiver) - 1:28:50 |
    Hades 2 & WoW - 1:50:00 |
    Embracer, Xbox, & Games Industry Discussion - 2:00:00 |
    Sins Of A Solar Empire 2 - 2:42:00 |

    POTENTIAL EPISODE TITLES (EACH "+" IS A HOST VOTE):


    Aspiring To The Unfathomable |
    Desiring Greater Quintessence |
    Jennifer’s Body |
    Stage Select On A Fighting Game |
    Taking The Door Off The Hinges & Throwing It Down The Hallway |
    Nomura: Like Walking Into A Hot Topic, But With More Belts |
    A Sexual Feast For Kris Cornelisse |
    Car Bombs Are Temporary |
    A Devil’s Threeway Where Nobody Wins |
    Will It Blend? Don’t Breathe This! |
    My Horses Turned Back Into Rats! |
    The Takes? Hot & Ready Just Like The Littlest Caesar |
    No Innocent Men |[The Platformers Video Game Podcast is created, hosted, written, edited & streamed (Twitch.tv/Ribnax) by Brian ‘Ribnax’ Barnett]

    • 3 hr 11 min
    Episode 312 - Hades 2, Star Wars Expanded Universe, & V Rising OR "She’s A 10, But She Slips On Every Banana Peel"

    Episode 312 - Hades 2, Star Wars Expanded Universe, & V Rising OR "She’s A 10, But She Slips On Every Banana Peel"

    This week, Brian, Kris, and Lucas discuss Star Wars, Hades 2, FF7 Rebirth, and a whole lot more. Cheers!


    TOPICS & TIMESTAMPS:


    Intro - 0:00 |
    Star Wars Books and Expanded Universe - 3:26 |
    Brian's Steam Deck - 21:29 |
    Hades 2 - 26:35 |
    Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth - 38:53 |
    Cheap Walmart Finds - 1:01:37 |
    V Rising - 1:04:34 |
    Castlevania and Konami - 1:37:29 |
    Animal Well (and Dunkey) - 1:43:02 |
    System Shock Remake - 1:51:55 |
    The Fall of Lucas' Amiibo - 1:53:16 |
    Beared or Bore - 1:56:03 |
    Conclusions (and Multiversus) - 1:58:53 |

    POTENTIAL EPISODE TITLES (EACH "+" IS A HOST VOTE):


    +Richter is Simultaneously The Best And Worst Belmont |
    Luckass, The Off-Brand Lucas |
    +Save Yourself From Balatro, It's Too Late For Me |
    It Was So Artistically Done! |
    I'm Showing My Star Wars Nerd Power Level Here |
    No-One Hates Star Wars More Than Star Wars Fans |
    None of Y'all Are As Cool As Revan |
    Speaking of Amelia Tyler's Lovely Voice Lording It Over Me... |
    The Worst Supergiant Game is Better Than Several of Your Favorite Games |
    Magic is For Nerds (That's Us, We're Nerds) |
    Throwing Explosive Skulls Like A Grenade Launcher |
    Shut Up, Chadley! |
    Chadley is a Good Boy But He Needs To Leave Me Alone |
    Chadley is Red Pilled |
    Chadley, You're Just Jealous Because You'll Never Be As Cool As Mai |
    FF7 Rebirth Has Video Game Disease |
    I Clapped When I Saw The Thing I Liked |
    ++She's A 10, But She Slips on Every Banana Peel |
    I'd Buy 33 Of Them For A Dollar! |
    The Sun Will Kill You (Very Quickly) |
    Hey You Wanna V Rise Up? |
    This Is The Shit Room, Where We Go To Shit |
    Simon Belmont Wanders Around And F*****g Mercs You |
    What Genre is Warframe? Yes |
    Save Hades 2 For Later, Play V Rising Now |
    +Please, God, Don't Give Castlevania to Mercury Steam Again |
    BIGMODE Can Now Retire Undefeated |
    If That's The End of My Life, Then So Be It I Guess |
    Oh No Lucas, You ARE Dead! |
    +Tyrant Raving Mad |
    I See Adventure Time in Multiversus And My Vision Goes Red |
    +Blondes Have More Fun. Australians Have More Fun. Australian Blondes? Forget About It! |

    [The Platformers Video Game Podcast is created, hosted, written, & streamed (Twitch.tv/Ribnax) by Brian ‘Ribnax’ Barnett, & edited by Kris ‘Delfeir’ Cornelisse]

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Episode 311 - Inkbound, SaGa, & Driving Roguelikes OR "At The Moment, My Car is Haunted"

    Episode 311 - Inkbound, SaGa, & Driving Roguelikes OR "At The Moment, My Car is Haunted"

    In this episode, Brian, Kris and Lucas talk about a bunch of roguelikes involving cars. We also talk about Inkbound, Sportsball, Star Wars books, the SaGa franchise, and a smattering of other topics. Brian also makes ASMR. Enjoy.

    TOPICS AND TIMESTAMPS


    Intro - 0:00 |
    Sportsball and Life Balance - 0:41 |
    Steam Deck - 7:02 |
    Helldivers 2 - 14:57 |
    SaGa: Emerald Beyond - 20:26 |
    Inkbound - 47:10 |
    Audrey's Book Corner - 57:14 |
    Heading Out - 1:02:17 |
    Pacific Drive - 1:14:49 |
    Brian Barnett ASMR - 1:27:30 |
    Conclusions - 1:29:07 |

    POTENTIAL EPISODE TITLES (EACH "+" IS A HOST VOTE):


    This Sounds Like A Sportsball Thing, Is This A Sportsball Thing?
    The Closest I Get To Understanding Baseball Is Like A Dragon Minigames
    +I Don't Wanna Face The Wrath of Kendrick
    +So Naturally, As The Helldivers Community Is Wont To Do, They Deployed The Memes
    +Sony Takes One Of The Biggest, Most Surprising Ws of the Year and Turns It Into A Massive L
    +The Helldivers 2 Devs Remain Undefeated... Except Joel, Fuck Joel
    I Dunno Man, That Sounds Like Treason
    +SaGa Games Are Like Taking A Final Fantasy, and Ripping It Inside Out
    +You Have To Bash Your Head Against Systems Until They Make Sense
    You Had To Stick to The Script, But Instead You Had To Get Cute About It And Ruin Everything
    +What If, Instead of Punching This Guy, I Kick Him! YEAH!
    Take Four Individual Final Fantasy Levelling Systems, Put Them Together? You Have A SaGa Game
    ++The Lobster Is Very Good At Martial Arts
    +Just Go Full Aggretsuko
    +Oh Darth Bane, You Are The Biggest Jobber in Star Wars
    On A Scale of One to Mortal Kombat One, How Graphic?
    You Can Very Easily Crash in a Way That's Fatal... Just Like Real Life!
    +Real Life Tip: Don't Crash Your Car
    +He's A Full On Degenerate Whose Opinion I Really Want To Hear
    +When It Rains, It Pours For The Car Sickos
    ++At The Moment, My Car is Haunted
    ++I'm Reading People An Audiobook, With A Raging Erection
    +We Almost Made It To The End Without Any Sort of Perversion

    [The Platformers Video Game Podcast is created, hosted, edited, written, & streamed by Brian Barnett on Twitch.tv/Ribnax. This episode edited by Kris Cornelisse.]

    • 1 hr 31 min

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