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The best podcast on the web for all the latest in video games, tech, and pop culture. Hosted by Joe Erskine and joined by a rotating panel of guests including both student and professional game developers. They bring their unique hop-flavored discourse straight to your hungry ear-holes. Join us every week, whether it be on your commute, at your desk, or wherever you consume your irreverent media.

The best podcast on the web for all the latest in video games, tech, and pop culture. Hosted by Joe Erskine and joined by a rotating panel of guests including both student and professional game developers. They bring their unique hop-flavored discourse straight to your hungry ear-holes. Join us every week, whether it be on your commute, at your desk, or wherever you consume your irreverent media.
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The best podcast on the web for all the latest in video games, tech, and pop culture. Hosted by Joe Erskine and joined by a rotating panel of guests including both student and professional game developers. They bring their unique hop-flavored discourse straight to your hungry ear-holes. Join us every week, whether it be on your commute, at your desk, or wherever you consume your irreverent media.

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English


Episodes

Episode 167: The End

6/15/2018
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This is the end. The last episode! Scotland Symons joins us for one last go-round. We wrap it all up with a look at E3 2018, Netflix getting into game streaming, Valve’s responsibility conundrum, and creators taking manbabies to task. This episode is a booze soaked romp, rife with self indulgence, appreciation, nostalgia, and more Breakfast Club references than you can shake a fist at. “Don’t you... forget about Cheat.... Codes, Codes, Codes, Codes...” Music Credit: BoxCat Games

Duration:01:58:29

Episode 166: Applve

6/4/2018
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We're braving the wild frontier in this Deadwood themed episode. This week we're talking about what the games industry can learn from the death of Glam Metal. We also take a minute to weight the moral quandary some ex-Google staffers faced when they were told they were working on military drone tech, and lastly, we weigh in on people complaining about women being in Battlefield V. For the Lightning Round we take a few minutes to proclaim the necessity of something like The Happytime...

Duration:01:11:23

Episode 165: Cheat Coins

4/27/2018
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We're joined by security expert and maker extraordinaire Scotland Symons as we fight for the Users on this week's episode! First, we discuss blockchains' potential impact on the game industry, take a hard look at some recent pushes for and against unionization in the game industry. and marvel at an ancient Xbox Live promo from all the way back in the year of our lord 2002. In the Lightning Round, we try to make sense of a YouTuber sending garlic bread to the upper atmosphere (and then...

Duration:01:34:19

Episode 81: Tame A Horse

1/22/2016
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Davis Standley, Respawn Game Designer joins us from sunny California. We come to terms with our college days by investigating the Minecraft Education Edition, sharing our best rage quit stories and eye-balling the blurring line between movies and video games with Imaginarium Studio's foray into game publishing. For the Lightning Round we discuss the necessity (or lack thereof) of a difficulty setting for all games and the science behind internet trolls. Woo-hoo!

Duration:01:11:17

Episode 80: Footlong

1/15/2016
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Kevin Katona, game designer at Wargaming.net joins us this week to ponder ESPN finally committing to eSports, earning class credit for playing video games (in Norway), and software pirates getting sad about PC games getting too tough to crack. The Lightning Round gets saucy when we try and make sense of Sony's attempt at trademarking 'Let's Plays' and Epic's player ban gaffe. We even send off Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie and Alan Rickman appropriately. Enjoy!

Duration:01:10:35

Episode 79: Game Fax

1/8/2016
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Alexandra Lucas joins us in the studio to tell us about her new job as a game writer for Plarium games which will require a relocation to Ukraine! She helps us make sense of Hasbro's reasoning for leaving Rey out of The Force Awakens Monopoly. We then discuss a gamer's obsession with achievements and why it helps us make new discoveries in old games. We follow it up with a look at the CleverPet, a "Game Console" for dogs. For the lightning round, we each chime in with our thoughts on...

Duration:01:04:24

Episode 78: Shampanya!

12/31/2015
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It's the end of 2015! We get the core panel together, discuss #NewYearsResolutionsIn5Words, pour some champers and rattle off our favorite games of the year. We follow it up with an examination of the Valve DoS attack over Christmas and we try to deduce what the hell Project Tango is and what it means for tech and gaming as a whole. Our last Lightning Round of the year looks at the case of "David & Goliath" with a Star Trek fan film and we wrap it all up with a look back on the best stories...

Duration:01:04:14

Episode 77: Schwartzmas

12/22/2015
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Associate Producer at Bungie, Samir Patel is back with us in the studio this week to go over how all the VR makers are helping solve each others problems to establish a successful market. We also examine Microsoft's cloud "altruism" and the Caleco Chameleon. For the Lightning Round we ponder the fate of a Siberian Fallout 4 addict and ask ourselves if we really want a Spaceballs sequel. Much beer was harmed in the making of this episode. Enjoy!

Duration:01:04:44

Episode 76: Vonderloost

12/18/2015
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Our old friend Nate Hitchcock joins us in the studio to talk about his work at Soulbound Studios on their MMORPG Chronicles of Elyria. He gets back in the mix pretty quick as we hash out game design at sea, the new BlackFlag service and what games and gaming mean to folks in jail. For the lightning round we celebrate Kojima's new studio and a Flappy Bird clone that's actually a scale... for kitchen use only, obviously. Crack a cold one and hang out with us for a great episode!

Duration:01:19:25

Episode 75: Exchange Rate

12/11/2015
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Alice Taplin, UK Content Assistant at audioBoom and host of the "Double Tap" gaming podcast joins us this week, all the way from merry old England. We go over all the Final Fantasy VII remake news, Nintendo's eSports potential (with a little help from Disney) and the dog sharing app we all need. For the Lightning Round, we speculate on the Kojima's absence from the Game Awards and Alice graces us with the best Lightning Round minute in recent memory when we muse over the dad vs. baby...

Duration:01:09:33

Episode 74: Mmm Sous-vide

12/4/2015
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We welcome the return of Fingered developer and game trailer auteur, James Id! He brings his perspective along to help us break down the new multi-billion dollar Breaththrough Energy Coalition, the story behind ChefSteps' new sous-vide tool (with Gabe Newell's involvement) and the unlikely story of a software pirate's settlement. We ring in the Lightning Round by trying to choose between the Millenium Falcon and the Starship Enterprise and the implications of Namco's expired patent on load...

Duration:01:14:02

Episode 73: Stay Classy

11/24/2015
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Happy early Thanksgiving everybody! We're back to the core panel this week to ring in the holiday season. We break down the testimonials from old Nintendo "Powerline" workers, the implications of the new Valve Steam Sale plans and Mark Cuban's choice (and expensive) words about eSports. For the lightning round we get opinionated on Kotaku getting blacklisted by certain developers and the end of the Dark Souls franchise. Enjoy this one with a turkey leg and some stuffing. Stick around after...

Duration:01:12:26

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11/24/2015
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Episode 73: by The Cheat Codes Podcast

Duration:01:12:26

Episode 72: Sexy Dog

11/20/2015
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L.A. based comedian Brian Rhoads joins us this week and adds his special seasoning to our tasty banter. He helps us make sense of the madness of the Binding of Isaac glitch that spawned an interactive conspiracy. From there, we witness the revenge of Bethesda on Pornhub and we ponder the future of physical sales vs. digital sales. The lightning round culminates with a look at a kegel exercise/game app and the validity of the new NVIDIA "freefall" commercial. This one brings the funny so grab...

Duration:01:02:16

Episode 71: Care Package

11/13/2015
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Demond Rogers & Mikey Spano from BitMonster Games are with us this week to tell us about GRAV: Reborn! They join us for a robust conversation on the Twitch features in Rise of the Tomb Raider, asteroid mining and the possible (we're hopeful) return of Mystery Science Theater 3000. For the Lightning Round, we toss around cultural imperialism in gaming, the Rumblr app and the majesty of Bob Ross on Twitch. Grab yourself a cold one and tune in!

Duration:01:20:39

Episode 70: Daddy Issues

11/6/2015
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Ted Wilson and Corey McDaniel, the makers of Dad Beat Dads are with us this week all the way from Vancouver, BC! They bring their A-game and help us wade through the Activision acquisition of King as well as Valves' new Item Store platform and the fallout of Payday 2's microtransactions. These fine fellows hang around for the Lightning Round and we're all the better for hearing their takes on this year's holiday game release schedule, Mark Zuckerberg's Oculus sales predictions and Warren...

Duration:01:17:09

Episode 69: Pug Butts!

10/30/2015
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Butt Sniffin' Pugs Creator, Gabe Telepak joins us this week to help make sense of the new DRM rulings for jailbreaking devices, Sony's announcements at Paris Games Week, and the power of the Pug Butt Controller! We hit the lightning round running as we chime in about Harmonix employees rating their own game on Amazon, EVE Online players helping out the science community, and the casting decisions of the next Indiana Jones movie. It's a butt sniffin' good time!

Duration:01:15:08

Episode 68: FascistWindPasser05

10/23/2015
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Alexandra Lucas is in the studio with us this week as we speculate on the new Nintendo NX rumors, the deserved success of Undertale and that odd survey that Riot is using on their League of Legends players. We round it all out with our usual beer soaked Lightning Round in which we round-robin the idea of shipping a game with all it's content available from the start, Korean eSports crime and of course, the new Star Wars trailer. Get hype!

Duration:01:16:18

Episode 67: Jello Shots

10/16/2015
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Consider this episode an early Christmas present from us to you! Bungie Assoc. Producer Samir Patel joins us again to talk about the new Destiny micro-transactions, VR Porn vs. Real Sex and the obviousness of a placebo effect in gaming. For the Lightning Round, we do our usual round-robin dance around the upcoming Hololens tour, the Friday the 13th game and the prospect of an ill-advised 6th Die Hard movie. Yippee-ki-yay, Cheat Codes!

Duration:01:10:36

Episode 66: AllisonBros

10/9/2015
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Allison Road honcho Chris Kesler joins us this week all the way from London! He gives us a guiding hand in hashing out the pending SAG-AFTRA strike, the presence of gamer culture in American Late Night television (the Colbert Bump!) and Yu Suzuki’s big ask for more Shenmue 3 money. He’s more than game for our usual Lighting Round, in which we wax poetic on the sketchy Peeple app, Microsoft’s acquisition of the Havok physics engine from Intel, and the superb Techland response to Dying Light's...

Duration:01:10:33