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

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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:

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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.

Best Video Game Podcast #14: Bamco Blast (Digimon Games, Japanese Arcades, Bandai Namco Stuff)

By Heath | January 1, 2016 at 7:25 am

Prefer an MP3 download? Well then here you goGameRevolution EIC Nick Tan joins me to talk about the things he saw and did on his trip to Japan. He took a look at Bandai Namco’s HQ, played a handful of its games, and got a taste of Jump Festa as well.


00:00 – Wait, what the hell?
00:43 – Nick Tan has joined your party!
04:22 – Jump Festa is to TGS as PAX is to E3
07:20 – Digimon games
14:55 – Tales of Berseria, and why PS3 is still kicking in Japan
19:35 – Ace Combat 7, Ni no Kuni 2 reminders of existence
22:04 – Tekken 7
23:15 – Arcades, online, and Tekken 7’s uncertain future
28:58 – Japanese arcades are insane
32:40 – Trading card games
36:14 – Heath asks Nick what he found weird
41:30 – Quickfire Bandai Namco games
42:28 – Happy New Year everybody!

Want to stream instead of download, but need an alternative to YouTube? We have MixCloud if that’s your thing:

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Next week, Nell will rejoin the show and we’ll kick 2016 off with some Fallout 4 or Final Fantasy VII Remake podcasts. Both are coming, not sure in what order they’ll be on the site here. Fallout kinda seems more the “in” thing right now, so probably that. The FF7 episode is already available for Patreon supporters though!

Thanks for helping us get off the ground with this new podcast in 2015. We hope next year is even better. Cheers!

7 Stupid Mistakes the Game Industry Still Made in 2015 – Best Video Game Podcast

By Heath | December 30, 2015 at 1:35 am

If you’d like an MP3 download, we can provide that. Download and listen wherever. Enjoy.

We technically missed Dec. 23, the actual day of Festivus, but, well, here we are. Contents:

00:00 – A Festivus Miracle!
01:20 – The Airing of Grievances. Consoles becoming computers: good and bad.
05:00 – It seems like every time I want to show people my PS4, shit goes wrong.
07:57 – Don’t make me fight someone for the chance to give you money. Seriously, WTF.
13:13 – How the fuck is region locking still a thing?
16:19 – Mixed, contradictory messages from PR people.
18:37 – The biggest grievance isn’t lack of B/C, it’s the mixed message.
24:18 – Stop judging other people based on video game preferences, you jackass.
26:20 – Konami.
35:20 – One last grievance….

The next episode will feature GameRevolution.com Editor in Chief Nick Tan talking about his trip to Tokyo for Jump Festa and a Bandai Namco event. The Final Fantasy VII Remake episode will kick off 2016 (but went live Christmas Day for Patreon supporters).

If YouTube isn’t your preferred stream, then Maybe MixCloud is more your speed?

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We want to start putting episodes on SoundCloud again, but we’ve hit the limit for free accounts, so we need the $15/month cost covered by Patreon first.

Man, Fuck Episodic FF7 Bullshit. On the up side, Ni no Kuni 2! (Podcast)

By Heath | December 13, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Here’s the MP3 download for anyone wanting to go the traditional route.

Final Fantasy VII and Ni no Kuni are pretty big fucking deals to both of us. In the future, we’re confirmed to be getting more of both. This obviously has our attention, especially with the revelation that the FFVII Remake is going to be… multiple… parts?

00:30 – Coming soon: a full (useless) FF7 Remake Wish List Episode
02:55 – FF7 Remake won’t be complete when it first launches
04:47 – Why SE didn’t reveal this info earlier
05:51 – Bullshit justifications
15:54 – What we never imagined
17:39 – The worst part of all this
20:32 – Yakuza 0! In English soon!
21:51 – Ni no Kuni 2
23:45 – Evidence of changing status quo
31:10 – A surprisingly lond look at a very minor observation
36:40 – The setting is almost a character itself

If you want to stream, but not with YouTube, we also do the MixCloud thing:

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Thanks for listening! Find a full archive (maybe?) of previous episodes here.


Nintendo Direct Podcast – 3 RPG Localizations, Japanese Virtual Console Gets Mother 3, More

By Heath | November 25, 2015 at 10:49 pm

If you prefer an MP3, click here to download the podcast. Then enjoy our chatter wherever you go… foreeeeeeevvverrrrr~

Here’s what we talked about, with time stamps for your convenience:

00:28 – Twilight Princess HD
01:37 – What Twilight Princess Needs Most
06:44 – My Pokemans on 3DS
07:59 – Interested in going back to original Pokemon?
11:40 – Mother 3 on Japanese Virtual Console
16:54 – Bravely Second!
20:46 – Dragon Quest VII and VIII for 3DS
25:35 – Portables vs. Consoles
31:24 – Cloud Storms into Battle!
32:54 – Cloud’s Japanese voice is also a polar bear
35:49 – Linkle: a female Link… well, kind of.
44:40 – Since Link is a blank slate, that means…

If you prefer MixCloud to YouTube, here’s your other streaming option:

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.

Shenmue 3 Kickstarter of Chaos (Podcast)

By Heath | July 5, 2015 at 5:43 am

So that Shenmue 3 Kickstarter launch sure went well… for about two days. Then confusion and communication errors took over. We recorded about cast about this a few days ago. Since then, a PS4 physical version has launched, and more reward items and tiers have been added. Other than that, the general discussion of the campaign’s early days holds true. Take a listen:

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If you prefer Soundcloud over Mixcloud, there’s this, which also offers the bonus of an MP3 download. Click that arrow on the player to download the cast and play it on whatever you want.
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Thunderous Clamorings: E3, Final Fantasy 7, Shenmue 3, and The Last Guardian – Best Video Game Podcast Top Search Result Episode 4

By Heath | June 18, 2015 at 6:11 am

Download the MP3 or stream the podcast below.

00:00 – Intro
01:04 – The three huge surprises from Sony’s E3 press conference
04:39 – The outrageous coincidence that made this possible
05:30 – How long have we waited for The Last Guardian, FFVII Remake and Shenmue 3?
07:00 – Which of these three is the most surprising? Why?
13:19 – ~Fuck Konami~
13:31 – Back to discussing E3….
16:33 – Nostalgia is contagious
21:11 – Complaints about multiplatform are stupid.
25:02 – Who “won” E3 and other console war bullshit
29:35 – It’s OK to be excited about different things

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Metroidvania Mania – Best Video Game Podcast Top Search Result on Google

By Heath | May 31, 2015 at 7:18 am

For a direct download, click right here. You can play that action in your browser or download the MP3. If you’d rather stream it than download it, there’s this:
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