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Impossible Mission Video Games Podcast

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What's an Impossible Mission? Well, it's an impossible mission to talk about video games without p*ssing someone off, and since It just can't be done join us for a sashay into the dark side. Welcome to yet another video games podcast in which two Northerners chat about something from the world world of games. That chat could be relevant, it could be something we just find interesting, but it'll always be about video games. No five-minute intro talking about which beer we are drinking here, no way no how. These chats could be about Death Stranding and Walking Simulators, Extreme Sports Games and why they should come back, or something about Yakuza. The floor is ours, join the conversation.

What's an Impossible Mission? Well, it's an impossible mission to talk about video games without p*ssing someone off, and since It just can't be done join us for a sashay into the dark side. Welcome to yet another video games podcast in which two Northerners chat about something from the world world of games. That chat could be relevant, it could be something we just find interesting, but it'll always be about video games. No five-minute intro talking about which beer we are drinking here, no way no how. These chats could be about Death Stranding and Walking Simulators, Extreme Sports Games and why they should come back, or something about Yakuza. The floor is ours, join the conversation.

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United Kingdom

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What's an Impossible Mission? Well, it's an impossible mission to talk about video games without p*ssing someone off, and since It just can't be done join us for a sashay into the dark side. Welcome to yet another video games podcast in which two Northerners chat about something from the world world of games. That chat could be relevant, it could be something we just find interesting, but it'll always be about video games. No five-minute intro talking about which beer we are drinking here, no way no how. These chats could be about Death Stranding and Walking Simulators, Extreme Sports Games and why they should come back, or something about Yakuza. The floor is ours, join the conversation.

Language:

English


Episodes

6: SEGA's World Famous Hog!

6/5/2020
Apologies about the delay in between this episode and the last, but I can guarantee you that normal service will be resuming here on Impossible Mission. In the first half of the show, we talk about what sort of company SEGA have become since the Dreamcast bombed. And how they do more than ride on the coattails of a certain world-famous hog. Then, in the back half, we discuss the switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Specifically, who exactly are they for? Because, let's be honest -...

Duration:00:56:43

5: Cashing in on TV as Video Games as TV

5/4/2020
Welcome back to Impossible Mission, the Geek Show Video Game podcast in which two YouTube videos combine to make one mega podcast. Or something like that... This time out we open the show by talking about the upcoming TV adaptation of the Last of Us and the Netflix version of The Witcher. We expand that topic to talk about Video Games that'd make good TV Shows too. We even remember some of the games we've played in this section too, lucky us. Then, in the back half, we talk about Videogames...

Duration:00:56:34

4: Nobody Ever Expects The Ape Escape

4/10/2020
This time out on Impossible Mission we talk about games that have long been lost to the history vaults, Rob and Prob talk about games that we'd like to see make a return - whether this is for next-gen or not, we just want them back. When we aren't calling the gaming gods cowards, we also talk about terrible games with bold control systems, extreme sports, the PSone JRPG landscape and much, much more. We should probably bring back the geek show drinking game at some point, huh? If you like...

Duration:00:58:29

3: Xbox Series X Vs PS5 - The Battle Begins

3/27/2020
Impossible Mission confirmed by YouTube commenter? You bet your sweet **** it is. This episode would've been out a week earlier, but we delayed it on account of the coronavirus/ e3 episode we did already dating horribly. Stay safe everyone. So instead, we laser-focused this latest podcast around the specs drop that we've recently had for both the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X. The console war has officially kicked off. In the first half, we focus on Microsoft's new powerhouse of a...

Duration:00:51:38

2: Yakuza Dad is Best Dad

3/13/2020
People are so territorial when it comes to video games, so join us as we jump right in feet first to this impossible mission with little care. In the first half of this latest episode, we talk about Yakuza. From its origins as a game that climbed out of the shadow of Shenmue to the dadding antics of today. Its been a rocky, weird road and we tell you just why it's one of our favourite stealth AAA titles. Then in a complete change of direction, we follow that up by talking about balls,...

Duration:00:39:55

1: Luigi & Tails go to the Olympics

3/2/2020
Press X is dead long live Press X. There's a new king in town, Impossible Mission - and going forward that is what we will forevermore be known as. Now that's out of the way, what games are we talking about on this episode? In the front half, we talk about weird names for games as well as games that changed their names for some reason or another. Not looking at Legend of Zelda in any way shape or form here, no way, no how. *Cough*Cough* Then in the back half, we look at Media Molecule's LONG...

Duration:00:37:56

13: The End of Press X and the Beginning of Something New S2E13

2/28/2020
Sorry for bombarding and putting out so many episodes so quick, but when you are excited about relaunching a podcast - you have to cross all the Ts and dot all the Is. In this triple bill, to close out Press X's tenure we have one eye trained on the past for all of them. In part 1 we talk about the nostalgia of Shenmue III and the new Bard's Tale. In part 2, we talk about pure gameplay in games. None of this story nonsense, thank you very much. And, in part 3, we talk about when a golden age...

Duration:01:15:08

12: You know, I learned something today S2E12

2/27/2020
South Park's Kyle Brofolvski is always learning things and this week on Press X, we are too. We open this episode of the geek show's exclusive video games podcast by talking about the games that have helped us discover something about ourselves or something new and cool that we didn't know existed beforehand. Games can be great like that. Then in the backend, we dig into why we have always loved the point and click adventure game. Simple answer? They're awesome, no, but seriously. there's...

Duration:00:39:38

11: Hideo Kojima Presents Kevin Costner in The Postman S2E11

2/26/2020
Not many more episodes of Press X until we are up to date and cross over to the new podcast name, now. In this episode, we open by talking about one of 2019's most divisive games - Death Stranding. Which, contrary to youtube comments threads, segues nicely into a conversation about the humble walking simulator. Such an odd moniker for a videogame genre, that. And, keeping that controversial energy flowing, we follow it up by talking about why we love fighting games. Well, one of us does,...

Duration:00:35:19

10: Dont be a Jill Sandwich S2E10

2/25/2020
Sagely advice from Resident Evil's Barry there, don't be a jill sandwich. This time on Press X, we continue or look at horror in video games by going through the entire history of the franchise. Well, as much as you can with a 30 minute YouTube Video/Segment, anyway. We touch on the important footnotes, like how Code Veronica needs the fancy remake treatment next. Then in the back half of the show, we talk about folk horror in video games. Which, on paper, sounds boring. However, in reality,...

Duration:00:59:34

9: J-Horror Vs AAA Horror S2E9

2/23/2020
Horror is the name of the game this week on the Geek Show's video game exclusive pod. In the first half of Press X, we talk about how horror video games made in Japan are different from those made in the West. A fascinating topic that you don't really contemplate until it is right there, in front of you. Then in the back half, we narrow our gaze on the most over-saturated monster in all of pop culture, never mind games - the zombie. Whether TV, Movies, Comics or Games, we've had enough. So,...

Duration:00:45:58

8: The Scariest Games in the World? S2E8

2/22/2020
Time for more video games chattery with the Rob's on Press X. This time we open the show by swerving the topic of video games as an art form by talking about video games that use art as a component of their gameplay. Sneaky, right? Then in the second half, we engage in a friendly bit of clickbait by talking about facilities and tycoon games and suggest that they are the scariest games in the world? No, not horror, but managing a theme park of hospital. Stick with us, though, there is a...

Duration:00:38:27

7: Genres that Indie Games Saved! S2E7

2/21/2020
Time for more chitty-chitty-chat-chat with the geek show's exclusive video games podcast, Press X. This time we talk about the emergence of indie games as a legitimate force in gaming, as proven by the number of smaller, forgotten genres they have saved or championed. And, in the back half, we talk about the rise of Focus Home Interactive as a publisher of mid-range games. Rob opens the show with a caveat about that, but the points we make still stand the test of time. If you like the...

Duration:00:36:34

6: Total Open World Fatigue S2E6

2/18/2020
Press X-asauraus Rex. On this double blast of Video Game Podcast Chats, we talk about two new things in or around the world of games. First up we talk about having total open-world fatigue. Fairly self-explanatory, no need to over embellish that. We follow that with something that does need explaining, cast your minds back to when Yukes were basically fired by 2K on the WWE games. In the back half of this episode, we discuss what this means for other franchised sports games. Here's looking...

Duration:00:37:05

5: What's the Appeal of Triple A (AAA) Games? S2E5

2/17/2020
It's funny how quick a news story goes from being hot stuff to sand in the wind. On this edition of the Geek Show's Video Game podcast, we have one such story in the first half of the show. A head honcho on the PlayStation brand talked about how the PS5 will have a very different relationship with Indie Games as compared to the PS4. And, being the purveyors of content hunting for those hot, hot clicks, you bet we made a video about it. Plenty of Indie Games talk in the first half, which is...

Duration:00:35:27

4: E3 2019 Blowout S2E4

2/16/2020
This time out, we are dropping a big long whamma jamma of a Press X episode. Nothing complicated to explain here, it's an episode about E3 2019. Electronic Entertainment Expo, in its final throes of clinging onto relevance. In the first part, we talk about Microsoft. In the second its the turn of the other main conferences. And the last part is the PC gaming show. Best listen to this with a pen and a piece of paper, or, you know, modern implements - it's not the 1970s anymore. The featured...

Duration:01:21:39

3: Augmented Reality Vs Virtual Reality S2E3

2/15/2020
This time on the geek show's video game podcast, there's a change in cast. In the first half of the show, Producer Rob was in foreign waters having a nice paddle. So, in his stead, Andy subbed in and he and Rob talked about how they'd fix the WWE and FIFA Games. Fun fact, fun fact fans, still completely relevant too - which is just embarrassing. In the second half, Produced Rob returned, and the two Rob's discussed Augmented Reality Vs Virtual Reality. Nothing fancy there, fairly straight...

Duration:00:36:08

2: Could Video Game Arcades Return? S2E2

2/13/2020
Press X and your podcast will be revived and then spam everyone's podcast feed - Stage 2. This time on Press X, the two Rob's open the show by talking about the ways in which gaming consoles could evolve in the future. This was recorded just prior to Google Stadia, which we don't pre-empt, we predict a few things a bit more ambitious. Then, in the second half, as the old gamers that we are, we ask the utterly pointless question of whether the arcade could actually return whilst suggesting a...

Duration:00:34:54

1: Can Video Games Be Scary? S2E1

2/11/2020
We moved to YouTube, and now we are bringing all that content to all the audio heads out there. In these episodes, two videos are smooshed into one fantastic new audio podcast. We will be releasing the entire archive this way before we do a big relaunch of the show, so stay tuned for that. That's running off into the sunset though, let's focus on now, for now. On this episode, [the] Rob's talk about whether Video Games can truly be scary and in the second half, we ask whether there is room...

Duration:00:39:31

38: PX38 - What Would Make You Boycott A Game

1/24/2019
Tis the season to be grumpy, and nobody complains like a gamer (or spits their pacifier out/throws their toys out of the pram). Now there are plenty of reasons to complain about a game (micro-transactions, pay-walls, pay-to-win, gorily-detailed hunting, forcing developers to censor their games after signing exclusivity contracts, etc), but some are more valid than others - and yes, we are looking very pointedly at the developers of Playing History 2: Slave Trade here. Anyway, before we get...

Duration:00:48:02