Persona 5 North American Release Date

By Heath | June 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

February 14, 2017. Just got word from Atlus USA. PS3 and PS4. $50 USD for PS3 version, $60 for PS4 version. That is all.

RPG Podcast: Child of Light

By Heath | May 21, 2016 at 4:31 pm

The podcast is supposedly on a break till at least mid summer… but if we make an episode out of the blue… well… we won’t get mad if you won’t. Enjoy this podcast about the Ubisoft Montreal masterpiece Child of Light.

You can download the MP3 right here (right click, save as) or stream it with the MixCloud embed below.

Thanks for listening! Tweet @RPGLand and/or @TheHeathHindman with your feedback or fun stories or cake recipes.

Our Final Fantasy Valentines: A Love Game Podcast

By Heath | February 14, 2016 at 1:44 pm


For an MP3 download, right click here and “Save As,” hot stuff.

Welp, here we go. The podcast hosts picked a few Final Fantasy characters that might be marriage material for the other. How’s that for a dating game?

00:32 – The rules, the setup
03:45 – 3 Roster cuts & mismatches
09:57 – Heath picks dudes for Nell
20:42 – Heath picks a lady for Nell
23:34 – Nell picks ladies for Heath
35:07 – Side quest: a backup plan
36:54 – Nell picks a dude for Heath
40:26 – Nell’s own picks, conclusions

If you don’t like YouTube as your streaming option, here’s MixCloud:

Fallout 4 Podcast: “Special” With Dots Between the Letters

By Heath | January 14, 2016 at 9:51 am

If you want an MP3 download to take the podcast on the road, here you go.

We dive headfirst into one of the best RPGs of 2015, Fallout 4. Impressions here are based on about 35 hours of play at the time of recording, and we’ll be revisiting this one again in the near future. Contents:

00:00 – Intro and graphics
04:05 – Fallout 4’s art direction or “Why are the 50’s terrifying?”
10:23 – The mark of a good open-world game
13:16 – Thoughts on the story (so far), spoiler free
14:58 – Interface and settlements
16:40 – Tales of power armor, turrets, swords, and raiders
18:44 – Depth, Combat, cameras, and hitting the bottom
29:18 – Back to that interface…
33:57 – Quality vs. Quantity
35:50 – RPGs and “you are the story”
38:00 – Survival horror wishes it could do this
42:25 – Why I murdered Wolverine
47:11 – What up, Dog?
49:11 – The Music

If you want to stream and YouTube isn’t your thing, we have MixCloud too:

Fallout 4 – Best Video Game Podcast Top SEO Search Result Ep 15 by Best Video Game Podcast on Mixcloud

If you like the show, please help us make more podcasts by joining our crew on Patreon. You’ll get early access, direct discussion of the episodes, and you’ll make future podcasts possible. Thank you.

NI no Kuni 2: It’s Happening (PS4)

By Heath | December 5, 2015 at 10:17 pm

Merry ma-fuggin’ Christmas to all, and to all a sequel to one of the best RPGs on the last generation:

Nier Automata, Uncharted 4 OOPS, Reviewers on “The Big Sites” Making Weird Mistakes – Best Video Game Podcast #9

By Heath | November 3, 2015 at 12:05 am

If you’d rather take this with you than stream it, you can download the MP3 right here.

00:32 – Nier 2 Way More Platinum Than Square
01:29 – Platinum can solve Nier’s problems
02:48 – Holy crap, a positive Kickstarter Story!?!?
04:25 – Teens love their game boxes! (This is news?)
07:29 – Video game music saving the symphony
09:00 – “Bleeps and bloops”
11:08 – Cultural differences in reception for Video Games Live
13:15 – “The Uncharted Guy” confuses Uncharted 2 for Uncharted 4
14:55 – TGS is not super English friendly. Should attending writers speak Japanese?
16:30 – Miscommunications happen even if you do speak Japanese
18:32 – The Placebo Effect changes how you view games, says study
19:45 – Blame Game
25:56 – IGN joins the party with incorrect images
28:33 – Hey, I like single-player shooter campaigns. Where are they going?

If you’d rather stream with YouTube than Mixcloud, there’s this:

This podcast needs funding to get more frequent episodes and stay alive in general. Please help with as little as $1 a month at Patreon.

The Best Games We Played in Tokyo (Podcast)

By Heath | October 26, 2015 at 2:51 am

If streaming isn’t your thing, there’s always the MP3 download.

In the previous Tokyo Game Show Podcast, we talked about the weirdest things we saw and did in Tokyo. This time around, it’s the juicy stuff: “Best of” TGS Awards followed by quickfire game evaluations of a whole stack of others.

00:45 – Best New Game in an Old Game’s Clothing Award
04:09 – Best Game Existing in an Archive Award
05:09 – Biggest Surprise (that we actually kind of knew about) Award
07:47 – Actual Surprise Award
09:25 – Biggest Letdown Award
14:59 – Other letdowns, in brief.
16:14 – But back to the good awards! Blackest Ops Award
18:47 – Least Charted Award
20:55 – The Darkest Soul Award
23:42 – Rudest Bear Award
23:51 –  Listener question from MandaloreHunter
26:06 – Pavilion
29:30 – Thumper and Mushroom 11
36:27 – Other rapid-fire impressions: Walden  || 37:29 – Ace Attorney 6
38:59 – Hyrule Warriors for 3DS, YIIK: A Postmodern RPG
40:18 – Zodiac, Sara and the Viper’s Crown, Back in 1995
43:51 – Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!, Kineo and Usuko, Reel Blade, and Rabi-Ribi

For those who want to stream with YouTube instead of MixCloud, there’s this:

If you enjoy the show, give some feedback on Twitter @TheHeathHindman and also support the show on Patreon, so that we can afford to do this kind of thing more often. Thanks.

I’m Very Happy for the Final Fantasy VII Remake…

By Russ | June 21, 2015 at 1:46 am

…you are about to receive.
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RPG Deals 6/14 – 6/20

By Russ | June 14, 2015 at 10:58 pm

Steam Summer Sale. Makes the rest of this column invalid.
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A Yakuza Podcast, Part 1 of 2

By Heath | May 18, 2015 at 8:50 am

So here’s a podcast about Yakuza. It’s part 1 of 2. If you want to download it, then click here to download the MP3.

If you want to stream it, there’s this:

Yakuza Series, Spoiler Free (Yakuza podcast pt 1 of 2) Best Video Game Podcast Ep. 1-A by Bestvideogamepodcast on Mixcloud

Want a time-stamped table to show you exactly what we talk about and when? Here ya go:

0:00:00 – Intro
0:02:01 – The Yakuza series in 1 minute
0:03:33 – Our experience with the series so far
0:05:50 – Yakuza is NOT like GTA
0:08:53 – Which game should you start with?
0:16:01 – Should you import the games? Which ones?
0:18:45 – Importing Yakuza Ishin and Yakuza Zero
0:24:33 – Yakuza’s hurdles to localization
0:30:20 – Sega’s marketing (or lack thereof)
0:34:15 – Tropes vs. Yakuza
0:40:41 – In-depth discussion of Yakuza Zero
0:44:05 – Why make a prequel with these characters?
0:47:40 – Japan’s 1988 economic bubble
0:53:12 – Bubble-era pop culture: beepers, disco and more
0:59:30 – 1988 Kamurocho and Soutenbori
1:03:25 – Creeping out random NPCs
1:08:08 – Combat in Yakuza Zero
1:18:20 – Making it rain: money in Zero
1:20:54 – Sexual content and objectification
1:29:50 – The future of the Yakuza series

Part 2 will be posted on the weekend.

Eventually we’re going open up a Patreon, because this action right here took like six weeks to record, edit, upload and all that jazz. So…yeah. Gonna need some help. So, if you like it, and like what we’ve done in the past, we’d love if you’d kick in a dollar or two, so as videos and podcasts can come more regularly.


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