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The Gamers’ Inn is a weekly podcast focused on all things video games! Each week Jocelyn and Ryan discuss what they’re playing, go over industry related news, and cover topics that have peaked their interest.




The Gamers’ Inn is a weekly podcast focused on all things video games! Each week Jocelyn and Ryan discuss what they’re playing, go over industry related news, and cover topics that have peaked their interest.




TGI 593 – Puzzle Solving With A Crowd

Who's ready to talk about video games? We are! Ryan updates us all on the TGI Game Club for The Last of Us Part I as they wrap up the main game and prepare for the DLC. Jocelyn on the other hand follows Dead by Daylight dev Behaviour Interactive over to Islands of Insight, which they published. Finally, Ryan jumps between new phone and PlayStation 5 with Honkai Star Rail. In the news, it's all about waiting, as Nintendo may not launch the Switch successor until March 2025, the next Nintendo Direct will be a Partner Showcase, a Pokemon Presents airs next week, and the Borderlands movie spins up the marketing machine as we speed towards their summer release.


TGI 592 – Who Turned Out The Lights?

This week we delve into known and unknown territory for The Gamers' Inn. First up, into the unknown as Ryan recounts his adventures in Star Citizen. Then we travel back to Dead by Daylight with Jocelyn's experience with the limited time mode Lights Out. Over in the news, and the main reason for a later in the week episode, Xbox had that business announcement, Sony confirms no major first party games before March 2025, Embracer continues to be the worst, and Princess Peach Showtime has a few new outfits!


TGI 591 – Jump Scare Interference

We kick off the show with Jocelyn’s update on befriending everyone in Coral Island, then her experience with Lil Guardsman. Also as promised, Ryan and Jocelyn journey into Alan Wake II, discussing the first few chapters that introduce Saga Anderson and Alex Casey. Over in the news, we mentally prepare alongside the rest of the Internet as Microsoft will announce “Xbox business plans” next week, SONIC NEWS, and Disney invests $1.5 billion into Epic to create an expansive and open games/entertainment universe.


TGI 590 – Guarding the Sprawl

We start the week a bit late so we can catch up on the latest announcements from PlayStation on the first State of Play for 2024. But before we get to all the news, Ryan has been enjoying Lil' Guardsman on Steam Deck, while Jocelyn has been trying to make friends with everyone in Coral Island. Back to the news, Xbox reveals some 2024 plans in the latest Developer Direct, then lays off 1,900 staff from Activision Blizzard King and Xbox.


TGI 589 – We’re All Pals Here Guy

Ryan can't help but check out Palworld on Xbox Game Pass as his subscription comes to an end in a matter of days. While Jocelyn returns to Sea of Thieves to report back on Season 11 and the creation of a TGI Guild! Over in the news, we focus on 2024 video games we're looking forward to, while also chatting about the announcement that Until Dawn will be getting a movie adaptation.


TGI 588 – What Is My Cookie Cutter

Ryan wraps up his Cookie Cutter Metroidvania adventure with a little help from his PC. He also shares a hardware recommendation with the 8BitDo Ultimate 2.4G Controller. Jocelyn returns this week with an update on Disney’s Dreamlight Valley and the Rift in Time expansion. In video game news, Season 2 of Halo gets an official trailer, Smite Night may return in the future with Smite 2, and Frostpunk 2 shows off its gameplay for the first time.


TGI 587 – Short Rest at the Inn

Jocelyn is out this week, so Travis joins Ryan to get an update on all the holiday gaming that went on. Ryan returns to Darkest Dungeon II on his Steam Deck for The Binding Blade DLC, and also checks out a new Metroidvania game called Cookie Cutter. Over in the news, Sony provides an update on various adaptations, Xbox announces their first Developer Direct of the year, and The Last of Us on HBO casts their Abby.


TGI 586 – Games of the Year 2023

It's been a busy year for video games, and a busy year for the innkeepers at The Gamers' Inn! But that won't stop us from going over our favourite games of 2023. We kick things off with our Top 5 Picks, followed by Honourable Mentions. Then we go over the games we missed this year. Finally, we close the show with a look at some favourites from the community! Thank you for listening and supporting us in 2023, see you in 2024 for more gaming fun!


TGI 585 – Please Wrap It Up

With our second to last 2023 episode of TGI, Ryan squeezes in some virtual reality zombie slaying with Arizona Sunshine 2, and Jocelyn eagle dives into Assassin's Creed Mirage. Then before tackling The Game Awards winners and announcements, we discuss the announcement that E3 is officially no longer happening.


TGI 584 – Building a World with Steam

Jocelyn has returned! To welcome her back to the show, Ryan shares his latest adventure in the SteamWorld franchise with SteamWorld Build. Jocelyn on the other hand has been enjoying portable gaming with little Olivia, with both Hearthstone and Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Moving into the news, we have our first trailer for the Fallout Amazon Prime series, Phil Spencer says no to Game Pass on Nintendo and PlayStation platforms, and GTA VI receives it's first official trailer.


TGI 583 – Hardcore Classic Beau

Beau Schwartz from the CORE podcast returns to the inn to update us on his adventures with Blizzard properties of old, including StarCraft 2 and World of Warcraft Classic + Hardcore Mode. Also it wouldn’t be a Beau appearance without some VR chat, discussing Assassins Creed Nexus VR and the new Meta Quest 3 headset. Ryan on the other hand brings a physical card game to the show with Scott Johnson’s Dungeon Murder. Plus a recently launched out of early access Backpack Hero. In the news, Marvel Snap tries to reassure players that they don’t want to go, Tribes 3 will enter large scale player testing soon, and we have our first look at the Fallout TV series.


TGI 582 – Super Firebyrd RPG

This week Firebyrd from The Gamers' Inn Discord guests on the show to bring the Disgaea franchise to the podcast with it's latest release. Firebyrd has also been playing Picross games on the 3DS and checked out Super Mario RPG on the Wii U Virtual Console. This leads into what Ryan has been busy with since the 17th: the Super Mario RPG Remake on Nintendo Switch! After wrapping up the remake talk, we move over to Worldless, a brand new 2D platforming, turn based action game. Moving into the news Blizzard gives Heroes of the Storm fans hope with yet another patch, The Last of Us franchise is getting another re-release with the remaster of Part II on PS5, and Embracer continues it's downward spiral.


TGI 581 – Crofton Got a PS5

A scorned Crofton from Dungeons and Diapers guests on the show after being bounced around on the schedule a bit, but once we sort through that mess we're ready to talk about Crofton getting a PlayStation 5 for Spider-Man 2! Ryan on the other hand has been enjoying The Invincible on PlayStation 5, and You Will Die Here Tonight on Steam. Moving into the news, Steam Deck is getting an OLED upgrade and The Game Awards has announced their nominations.


TGI 580 – Regis III and the Return of BlizzCon

Joining Ryan this week to help recap all the announcements at BlizzCon is Manny from For Azeroth! But before we get to the return of BlizzCon, Ryan explores Regis III in The Invincible, we go over The Legend of Zelda movie announcement, and recap our efforts from Extra Life Game Day. Moving to BlizzCon, we discuss the various updates from Overwatch, Diablo, Hearthstone, and World of Warcraft.


TGI 579 – Party Time Quoth The Nevermore

Nevermore returns to The Gamers’ Inn and kicks things off with Party Animals, giving a preview for one of the games we’ll be showcasing on Extra Life Game Day this year. Next Nevermore makes us all eager to order pizza with Good Pizza, Great Pizza on Steam. Following that, we get an update on PlateUp! and Sea of Thieves. Plus Ryan provides spoiler free thoughts on Spider-Man 2 on PlayStation 5. Wrapping up the show we unveil our full Extra Life Game Day schedule. Hope to see everyone out on Saturday, November 4th!


TGI 578 – Trying To Win Beneath Oresa

Travis returns to the Inn to discuss his time with the PlayStation 5 version of Baldur's Gate III, including his journey for the Platinum Trophy and providing details on the Dark Urge play through. Ryan on the other hand has been playing a 3D fighting roguelike deckbuilder called Beneath Oresa on his Steam Deck. Wrapping up what we're playing, we provide an overview on our latest Extra Life event with the AvenDaDs and our adventures in various N64 games. Moving into the news, it's finally over... Microsoft has closed their acquisition of Activision Blizzard KIng, and addresses when we can expect to see those games arrive on Game Pass. Also, PlayStation Plus Premium gets a PS5 Cloud Gaming upgrade this month.


TGI 577 – Cyperpunk Spy Thriller

First off, a big Gamers' Inn welcome to Baby Kearney who arrived on Friday, October 6th, make sure to send your congrats to Jocelyn and Matt! This week I’m joined by Monica, a.k.a. Wicked Kitten from GORE Podcast and Hearthcasual, to get into the Halloween spirit with talk of scary movies and Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle. Plus, Monica checks out Baldur's Gate III as her first RPG, and Ryan has made it into the Phantom Liberty content of Cybperpunk 2077. In the news, the Unity CEO is stepping down, more updates on the soon to hopefully be done Activision Blizzard acquisition, Cyberpunk 2077 to receive a live action adaptation, Animal Crossing gets the LEGO treatment, Nintendo will sunset online services for 3DS and Wii U in April 2024, and PS5 will have a new look this holiday season.


TGI 576 – DLC REvivals with Jon

This week Ryan welcomes Jon Jagger from the CORE podcast back to The Gamers' Inn to discuss the Resident Evil 4 Separate Ways DLC, as well as our return to the world of Cyberpunk 2077 for the Phantom Liberty expansion. For video game news, we catch up with the highlights from the past few weeks including an update from Unity, Jim Ryan retiring from PlayStation, the latest for Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard (please let this end), Netflix adapting MORE video game properties, and Epic layoffs.


TGI 575 – Navigating the Sea of Stars

With Jocelyn now on leave as she awaits Baby Kearney, Ryan welcomes our first guest co-host Travis! Our main focus this episode is on Sea of Stars, a brand new RPG that launched across all platforms (and a few subscription services too). Before moving to the news, we chat about Extra Life and Travis' brief adventures in Gotham Knights. We've got lots of news to discuss this week, kicking things off with an update from Unity and their terrible ideas, plus a huge trove of leaks from Microsoft (plus Phil's response) on the updated Xbox Series X and Controller, the next Xbox, and a Bethesda release schedule.


TGI 574 – Exploring Story in the Starfield

We've got Starfield on the brain as both Jocelyn and Ryan have started their adventures in the Starfield. Before that we confirm that Jocelyn will be taking a bit of a break from TGI as she welcomes Baby Kearney into the world. But fret not, as Jocelyn Will Return, aiming for around Extra Life Game Day at the start of November. Look forward to awesome guest co-hosts over the coming weeks! Moving out of Starfield, Jocelyn updates us on Hearthstone and the latest Twist. Over the in the news, we've got Unity with egg on it's face, and the latest Nintendo Direct and PlayStation State of Play.