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Episode 39: Tomb Raider, Spider-Man, Mid-Tier Games, and the Battle Royale/MOBA Cycle

In this Episode, Jay and Jamie go more in depth on how Spider-Man holds up later in the game, then give their initial impressions on Shadow of the Tomb Raider and how it compares to previous entries and similar games like Uncharted. Jamie talks about his time in Aven Colony before they have some in-depth discussions about the place of mid-tier games in the current market, and whether the Battle Royal craze will follow the previous MOBA cycle.


Episode 38: Spider-Man, BF V Beta, PAX Roundup

In this episode, Jamie and Jay talk about their experiences in PUBG Full Release for Xbox, the Battlefield V Beta, and their initial impressions of Spider-Man PS4. They go over the dozen games they got hands on time at PAX West, including Devil May Cry 5, Metro: Exodus, Tunic, and more.


Episode 37: DeadCells, Ruiner, Valkryia Chronicles, Boardgames, and Fall Releases Buy/Skip/Wait

In this Episode, Jay gives his impressions on the new Indie hit, Deadcells. He also talks more about No Mans Sky, and the newest Sea of Thieves update. Jamie talks about playing some new Xbox Game Pass releases: Ruiner, and Doom. After talking about new updates to Battlefield 1, Jamie also talks about playing the new demo for Valkryia Chronicles 4. Jay highlights a "Meeple Who Play" section about some new board games he picked up, including Gloomhaven. Next they have a discussion on what the...


Episode 36: No Man's Sky revival, Bomber Crew, Shadow of War, Future Streaming Xbox Scarlett

In this episode, Jamie gives some updates on Octopath traveller, playing Dante's Inferno on backwards compatibility, and trying out the game Bomber Crew on Game Pass. Jay talks about more Pillars of Eternity II, and getting back into No Man's Sky. The light news week is mostly focused about credible rumors about one of the next generation Xbox consoles being a low cost streaming device.


Episode 35: Octopath Traveller, Vermintide 2, Pillars of Eternity, Uncharted, The Order 1886

In this Episode, Jay talks about upgrading his PC gaming setup and getting back in to Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. He joins Jamie in talking about the newest addition to GamePass: Warhammer Vermintide 2. Jamie talks about playing through all of the mainline Uncharted games, as well as the Order 1886. Jamie finishes with his initial impressions of Octopath Traveller on the Switch. They go into the latest news including the 15 year anniversary of one of their favorite games of all time:...


Episode 34: Ps4 Pro Impressions, God of War, Nier Automata, Jurassic World Evolution, Halo Showtime

In this episode, Jamie talks about getting the Ps4 Pro, his overall impressions playing through God of War, then Jamie and Jay talk about their initial impressions of Nier Automata: Become as Gods Edition. Jay follows up talking about Jurassic World: Evolution. They go into the latest news, including TellTale getting a new engine, NPD May sales results, more Sony blocking cross play, and details of the new Halo Showtime series slated to start production in 2019.


Episode 33: E3 Highlights and Reactions: Halo Infinite, TLOU II, Anthem, Smash Ultimate, and more!

In this Episode, Jamie and Jay give their highlights, reactions, and favorite moments from the major conferences at E3 2018. They go over the best parts of the EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo announcements. Hear what they have to say about their favorite announcements, including Halo Infinite, three Gears of War games, Fallout 76, The Last of Us II, Smash Ultimate, and more.


Episode 32: State of Decay 2, Fallout 76, Pokemon Let's Go, and E3 Predictions

In this Episode, Jay and Jamie go in depth on what to expect in State of Decay 2, their impressions on the Hungering Deep Content for Sea of Thieves, and Jamie talks more about Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, as well as Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition. They cover some big news including the announcements of new Assassins Creed: Odyssey, as well as Fallout 76. They talk about what to expect in the new Pokemon Let's Go series announced for Switch. They go over the Days of Play sale for...


Episode 31: Pillars of Eternity II, Rage 2, and Xbox Adaptive Controller

In this episode, Jamie and Jay give detailed first impressions of Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, Jay gives his final impressions on God of War and Battlefront II. They cover some surprising announcements in Rage II, delays in Metro and Shenmue, the return of the NES mini, and finally discuss the new adaptive controller for Xbox.


Episode 30: God of War Mechanics, Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, Call of Duty without Single Player

In this episode, Jamie starts off talking about the extra single player campaign in Star Wars Battlefront II, his impressions on Homefront: Revolution, and whats new in Europa Universalis IV with its Rule Brittania DLC. Jay gives his further impressions on the mechanics and power systems in God of War. They cover news including the new trailer for Red Dead Redemption, a deeper PC focus for the new Call of Duty at the cost of single player campaigns, UPS making a Toy-Container for Nintendo...


Episode 29: God of War 4 Impressions, March Sales Results, and Classic Halo Coming to PC

In this episode, Jay gives in depth impressions on the story, graphics, and gameplay in the new God of War game. Jay and Jamie talk about the story of Far Cry 5, then Jamie talks about Full Spectrum Warrior, updated impressions on Forza 7, and returning to Stellaris. They cover March NPD sales results, talk about Detroit: Become Human going gold, shakeups at top level Nintendo, and future content updates coming to Sea of Thieves


Episode 28: Far Cry 5, The King of Kong 2, and the return of Morrowind

In this episode, Jamie kicks off a discussion about the newest title in the Far Cry franchise, as well as a recent experience jumping back into the Division with Jay. Jay discusses getting back into Divinity Original Sin 2, and then they cover recent news including controversy over the legitimacy of Billy Mitchell's Donkey Kong scores as seen originally in the documentary "The King of Kong" and they finish off with a fresh batch of highly requested original Xbox titles coming to the BC...


Episode 27: Sea of Thieves Launch Impressions, Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser, and God of War

In this episode, Jay talks about jumping back into Rise of the Tomb Raider DLC, then Jamie joins for an in depth discussion of Sea of Thieves launch week, issues good and bad. Jamie talks about the Battlefront 2 campaign, and the end battle of Mario + Rabbids. They cover the death of Toys'R'Us, a remaster of Myst, God of War going gold, Banjo Kazooie in Smash Bros, and Microsoft's move beyond console gaming.


Episode 26: Nintendo Direct; Pit People; Sea of Thieves Final Beta

In this episode, Jamie and Jay share their coop experiences playing the Halo Wars 2 DLC campaign together, as well as their adventures in the final beta for Sea of Thieves. Jamie talks about Pit People, as well as checking out some One X enhanced 360 BC games. Jay talks about Call of Duty WWII before they cover some big news from Valve, their favorite announcements from the recent Nintendo Direct, and a game mode enhancement coming to the Xbox One X.


Episode 25: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Impressions, NPD sales, and more

In this episode, Jay and Jamie talk about their first impressions of Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Jay talks about his experience setting up his 4k TV and Xbox One X. Jamie talks about finishing Wolfenstein II and they have a spoiler discussion about some major plot points. They round out with news on January NPD hardware sales, Relic giving up on Dawn of War III, new features coming to PS System Software, changes to myNintendo rewards, and Turok coming to Xbox.


Episode 24: Sea of Thieves Beta, Sony CEO steps down, Switch outsells WiiU lifetime

In this episode, Jamie talks about revisiting Icewind Dale, then Jay and Jamie talk about their experiences in the Sea of Thieves Beta. They share some recent war stories from Player Unkown's Battlegrounds, and Jay talks about his experience in Persona 5 so far. They cover the release date of Red Dead Redemption 2, a milestone in Switch Sales, a changing of the guard with Sony's CEO Kaz Hirai, and finally a major new announcement with Xbox Game Pass and MS studio releases.


Episode 23

In this Episode, Jay talks about playing They Are Billions and Doki Dori Literature Club. Jamie talks about PUBG and some original xbox games such as Black and Knights of the Old Republic. They cover December 2017 sales, and what the director of God of War says about season passes in the game. They talk about the Nintendo Labo announcement and its broader appeal. Finally they talk about a substantial rumor of a new Fable game, and some changes in Xbox leadership.


Episode 22: Nintendo Mini Direct, Winter Backlog, and Anticipated 2018 Games

In Episode 22, Jamie talks about finishing up Assassin's Creed: Origins, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, and getting back into Shadow of War. Jay talks about finishing Wolfenstein II, and playing Nex Machina. They cover some new PC announcements including a new Total War game as well as an expansion to Stellaris. They go in depth on all the titles announced in the Nintendo Mini-Direct, then cover a new sales milestone for Playstation. They go over rumors of a new achievement and avatar...


Episode 21: Game of the Year Part II

In episode 21, Jay and Jamie wrap up their awards for the individual categories in Action, Multiplayer, Best DLC, and Best Remaster. They finish up with an overall pick for their favorite game of 2017.


Episode 20: Game of the Year 2017 Awards, Part I

In Episode 20, Jay and Jamie tackle the first set of their awards for the various games played in the year. They discuss and give awards in categories for shooters, RPGs, fighting games, racing games, tactical/stealth, strategy/building, and best looking games in part 1 of a two part series on their favorite games of 2017. They go over the nominees in each category and have a discussion on the merits of each before coming to a consensus on the best game in each category.