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Game Grinder is a podcast dedicated to anything and everything in nerd culture! We discuss video games, table-top games, movies, comic books, and anything else we can fit into our weekly chats. Subscribe and join us now!




Episode 46: The Destiny 2 Spoilercast

Welcome, Guardians! The gang finally got their hands on Destiny 2! We hold nothing back as we parse out each part of the game and give you guys our thoughts on Bungie's newest title. We also go deep into the lore and talk about some of our favorite theories regarding the Kabal Emperor, the origins of the Traveler, and how the Vex came to be. Stick around after the spoilercast for our opinions on PewDiePie's newest controversy and how we see Campo-Santo's DMCA affecting the industry as a...

Duration: 01:39:03

Episode 45: Rabbids, Game of Thrones, and Sonic Mania

It's a short week, as we spent the better part of the day recording our upcoming Dungeons and Dragons episodes, but we still found time to geek out over a few select topics! Game of Thrones stole the latter half of the show, but we finally got to get our hands dirty with a bit of Sonic Mania and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle!

Duration: 01:08:18

Episode 44: Half-Life 3 Leaks, More SNES Classic Drama, Call of Duty WWII, and Movies vs. Television

It’s a video game heavy week with both the Half-Life 2 Episode 3 story leak from head writer Marc Laidlaw, and the SNES Classic preorders that also went up this week. We also got our hands on Call of Duty WWII and we give you our impressions of the multiplayer, as well as what our hopes are for the single player campaign. Our open discussion topic is “Movies vs. Television.” What are the merits and demerits of both sides, and what kinds of stories work better for each medium. As always be...

Duration: 01:41:00

Episode 43: The Obi-Wan Movie, James Bond, and a Dota 2 Card Game?

Hey, guys! You’re listening to Episode 43 of the Game Grinder Podcast, you’re one and only stop for all things in gaming and nerd culture! This week is a bit sparse on video games, aside from Valve’s announcement of their new DotA card game Artifact, as the gang has been in a perpetually busy state, but we manage to touch on a variety of popular nerd topics, including the newly confirmed Obi-Wan film, Doctor Who, James Bond, and the leaked episode of Game of Thrones! Our Open Discussion...

Duration: 01:27:04

Episode 42: No Man's Sky Update, Superman Rebirth Vol. 1, and Dark vs. Lighthearted Superhero Films

This week the gang talks talks about video games and comic books. We explore the new update to No Man’s Sky, and tell you whether or not we think it’s too little too late, while also exploring the turbulent release that still plagues one of the most controversial games of all time. After that, Pokemon comes to the table, as Nintendo has announced that they are working to bring you some new and old titles, and we discuss whether or not Pokemon is still relevant in today’s gaming society....

Duration: 01:35:15

D&D Episode 3: The Battle of Nightstone

On episode 3 of our Dungeons and Dragons series, Adama, Oliver, and Romlast decide to help out the town of Nightstone by searching for the villagers that fled during the sky-castle attack. Before they can even make it out of the village, however, they have an eventful run in with some outsiders that have decided that they want the town for themselves, which leads into an even larger battle than the gang had originally planned! Stay tuned every week for more!

Duration: 01:01:21

D&D Episode 2: Looting Towns and Making New Friends

It's the second episode in our Dungeons and Dragons series! This week, the gang has a nasty run in with some more goblins, and decides to rest up while looting the mysteriously empty village. While doing so, they find some interesting items that will help them in their journey, discover what really happened to the town, and even make a new friend! It's the Game Grinder Podcast vs. The Storm King's Thunder! Listen in every week for more hilarity mixed with epic battles and role play. Music...

Duration: 01:10:46

Episode 41: Paid Crates in PUBG, Comic Book / Video Game Crossovers, and Nerd Rage

You’re listening to your one stop shop for all things gaming and nerd culture, the Game Grinder Podcast! The gang discusses a myriad of topics this week, including the controversial Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds update, movie, television, and comic book overlaps, and, in our open discussion this week, Nerd Rage and sexism: why is it a thing, and how can we confront it in a constructive fashion. This week’s open discussion was provided by a fan of the show named Caleb! If you have a topic...

Duration: 02:00:56

Dungeons and Dragons Session 1: The Gang Finds Some Goblins

It's episode one of our Dungeons and Dragons series, where we do our best to fumble our way through Storm King's Thunder, one of Wizard's of the Coast's latest campaigns! The gang makes their way to a strangely abandoned town in search of adventure. Unfortunately for them, there is much more than a town full of free loot waiting for them! Music and ambiance credit to Ben Sound and Tabletop Audio!

Duration: 01:10:51

Episode 39: Doctor Who, the Destiny 2 beta, Comic Con, and SNES Classic Preorders

On this week's episode, we discuss the announcement that The Doctor on the BBC hit show Doctor Who will be, played by a Female actress for the first time in the show’s 50 year history. We also dive into many of the big trailers revealed at Comic Con 2017 and pick them apart piece by piece. After that, it’s onward to video games, where the Destiny 2 beta reigns supreme, but we find some time to get a little heated about Nintendo’s surprise preorder announcement that took place overnight. In...

Duration: 02:15:57

A Game of Thrones Spoilercast: Series Recap and Predictions

This week we have a very special episode to get you ready for the new season of Game of Thrones! From the Starks to the Lannisters, we discuss all of our favorite moments and characters from the series, and we also make some predictions about where the show is headed! Whether it's about Cersei's prophesy, or the fact that we think Tyrion is probably a Targaryen, you'll find it all right here on the Game Grinder Podcast! Also, feel free to download the awesome 8-bit Game of Thrones theme...

Duration: 02:34:25

Episode 37: Doomfist, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the Netflix Castlevania Series

Hey guys, and welcome to episode 37 (in a row?) of the Game Grinder Podcast, your number one source for all things about video game and nerd culture! This week, Stephen and I went to go see Spider-Man: Homecoming, and we discuss our feelings on it in a spoiler free fashion. Also, Doomfist has finally been released on Overwatch’s public test realm, so we’re here to fill you in on all the details, and to give our opinions on Blizzard’s newest frontline fighter. After that, we get into...

Duration: 01:27:19

Episode 36: SNES Classic, Speedrunning, and Video Game Genres

On today’s episode, we discuss the SNES Classic, which was easily the biggest announcement this week. We follow up with some early coverage of Summer Games Done Quick and what it has done for the speedrunning community, and, in our Open Discussion, we dive deep into video game “genres.” Which ones are our favorites, and why is it getting more and more difficult to describe games in a cut and dry fashion? All that and much more this week… on the Game Grinder Podcast!

Duration: 01:43:39

Episode 35: Blizzard Remaster Leaks, the Atari Console Announcement, and the Steam Summer Sale

This week we will be talking about Blizzard’s newest job posting that heavily insinuates that a remaster might be happening for the fan favorite titles Warcraft III and Diablo II; as well as Atari’s announcement that they will be developing their own independent console again, and it’s likely not going to be a throwback one like the NES Classic! Be sure to stay tuned for our segment about the Steam Summer Sale so you don't miss out on your chance to win some free games! We’ll also give you...

Duration: 01:58:09

E3 Day 2: Project Cars 2, Bethesda VR, and Meeting Lastimosa

Day two of E3 2017 is finally over and we are still here to give you the latest and greatest news from the video game industry! We had several meetings today with the likes of Bandai Namco, Alienware, and Bethesda where we covered several products like Dragonball Fighter Z, Doom VR, Projects Cars 2, and Ni No Kuni II, as well as some of the most powerful PC hardware anywhere in the world. Oh, and we also got to see some of the guys behind one of our favorite titles, Titanfall 2, including...

Duration: 00:53:28

E3 Day 1

Game Grinder is at E3! We are here to bring you all the latest news and information about your favorite video games and gaming hardware. It's been a crazy busy day for us, but we want to take a couple of hours to sit down and discuss all the things we've seen and felt at one of the largest video game expos in the world. We spend some time going over Microsoft's press conference, covering everything from their "new" console, the Xbox One X, to upcoming titles like Sea of Thieves and Anthem....

Duration: 01:18:31

Wonder Woman Spoilercast

It's a Wonder Woman Spoilercast! If you haven't seen the movie, beware! Game Grinder spends it's last show before leaving for E3 to discuss every detail about the new Wonder Woman film, from it's relevance to the comics to the little details that made it the film that it is. We also talk very briefly about the Black Panther trailer, and we end the podcast with some talk about the things we are most looking forward to at E3! Be on the look out for a flurry of podcasts next week bringing you...

Duration: 01:58:26

Episode 33: Wonder Woman, House of Cards, Politics in Video Games, and Ubisoft Boogaloo Part 2

It's a short episode week, but we've got a lot to say about some excellent nerd culture items this week! Wonder Woman has finally been released, so John and Stephen give their opinions about DC's latest (and possibly greatest) film adaptation. The latest season of House of Cards was also released, and boy are we excited! Frank Underwood is back at it again, and we can't seem to get enough. Star Trek Bridge Crew has finally made an appearance, and seems to be entertaining, if not a bit...

Duration: 00:57:05

Episode 32: Far Cry 5, the Future of the DC Cinematic Universe, and Town of Salem

Far Cry 5 had a myriad of trailers released this week, so naturally we get to sit around and talk about it! We discuss games of the past that have focused on religious fanaticism as an antagonist, and try to figure out what those games did right and wrong when it comes to covering such a touchy subject. We also dive into a segment about the DC cinematic universe and it's future, since Zack Snyder is handing the reins over to Joss Whedon after the unfortunate loss of his daughter. We...

Duration: 01:47:02

Episode 31: Destiny 2 and the "Zweehander"

After finally being able to see what Destiny 2 is going to look like, Game Grinder breaks down what was shown to us and how we think it will affect the rest of the game as a whole. Will the classes finally be mechanically different? Will the story take a deeper twist? You'll find those discussions right here! We also talk about a very interesting crowdfunded Minecraft server for special needs kids where they can go play and receive the support they desperately need. We also question the...

Duration: 01:33:35

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