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An independent voice in a crowded world of video game podcasts, Orange Lounge Radio is dedicated to giving a forum for every gamer to have their voice.

An independent voice in a crowded world of video game podcasts, Orange Lounge Radio is dedicated to giving a forum for every gamer to have their voice.
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An independent voice in a crowded world of video game podcasts, Orange Lounge Radio is dedicated to giving a forum for every gamer to have their voice.






Orange Lounge Radio Episode 714 - 1/14/17

Tonight on the show, Rob invites some local friends he's made playing the mobile phone game Ingress. Our guests chat about the crazy things they've done in this game about making triangles out of virtual landmarks from the creators of Pokemon Go. We talk about the crazy stories and the expectations of the game to come. The long conversation on this game though doesn't stop us from covering the gaming news of the week though, which includes a brand new Nintendo Direct announcing the return of...

Duration: 03:35:36

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 713 - 1/7/17

We take a look back at our predictions from the prior year, and make some new gaming predicitons for the year 2018 in gaming. So much can change in a year, as we see with the story of the Nintendo Switch, which went from barely known a year ago to a console breaking sales records as we talk about this week in the news. All this and a little chat on movies that scarred us too on another week of the show where every gamer has a voice- Orange Lounge Radio! Also in the news: * HTC Higher Res...

Duration: 02:38:47

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 712 - 12/31/17

On a special New Years Eve edition of Orange Lounge Radio, we recap the year in gaming and some of our favorite games from the year. We also look forward to 2018 and what we hope to accomplish with gaming in the new year. Later in the show, Loki's son Josh joins us to talk about some games that he's playing! It's a special Orange Lounge Radio to close out this disaster of a 2017! Also in the News: * Apple to require loot box disclosures * Goodbye Golf on Switch? * New Sega Hardware from...

Duration: 01:55:32

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 711 - 12/17/17

It's the last live OLR of 2017, and despite some very typical OLR-tangents at the top of the show, we do get into gaming to take a moment and celebrate 30 years of Mega Man by reflecting on some of our favorite moments in the series. Then we talk about the game that's been everywhere this year- Player Unknown BattleGrounds! Is this a game that's getting ripped off too much? The creator has called for better IP protection, but can anything be done? We discuss live with our listeners. Also...

Duration: 02:26:26

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 710 - 12/10/17

The BEMANI series, which our show started in celebration of, turned 20 years old this week so we take a look back on some memories from this legendary music game series. We then time warp to the present, where the Game Awards happened this week and brought us some big gaming announcements like a Zelda Breath of the Wild Expansion release, and Bayonetta 3. Yaaas! Also in the News: * PSX 2017 * New Tomb Raider Game * Pokemon Go Gen 3 update * Mega Man 11 Announced All this and more on the...

Duration: 03:03:21

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 709 - 12/03/17

On an shorter edition of our show this week, we discuss the recent settlement that settles a disagreement between a city and the makers of one AR based game on who is responsible for playing them in parks. And on the subject of AR games, Rob went to a big event for Ingress this weekend, and talks about the preview he saw for Ingress Prime, from the studio that did Pokemon Go. All this and more on the show where EVERY gamer has a voice-- Orange Lounge Radio! LIVE on the VOG Network, Sunday...

Duration: 01:38:42

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 708 - 11/26/17

We spend a minute to talk about the importance of maintaining Net Neutrality, so please visit for more information. Then we get into chat about the week in games, including the launch of a new Animal Crossing game, on mobile platforms. What are our opinions on this new Animal Crossing game? Does it satisfy the lack of a new Animal Crossing game in several years, or does it leave us wanting something more on Nintendo Switch? We give our feedback and invite our live...

Duration: 02:46:18

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 707 - 11/12/17

Lootboxes remain one of the biggest controversies in gaming, as it blew up in a big way with Star Wars Battlefront II over this past week. We dive into this topic tonight and explore this issue in games, and if we think it is something that will go away anytime soon, or if it is here to stay. Then we get into our gaming weeks, and "celebrate" the music gaming milestone that falls on the weekend of our show. Also in the news: * Blizzard Overwatch reporting system * The Game Awards * FFXV...

Duration: 02:36:35

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 706 - 11/5/17

Digital Distribution may be the way the industry is headed, at least according to recent earnings reports from some major companies. How do we feel about digital games versus physical games? Although we've had this topic before, we visit it again to see if feelings have changed, and if we agree with what these companies are saying, or not. We get into some comments on this topic from not just our live chatters, but our VOGNetwork Discord server as well. Also in the news: * Sony Paris Week...

Duration: 02:55:38

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 705 - 10/22/17

TwitchCon happened this weekend, and although the hosts of OLR couldn't be there in person, we call friend of the show funjon to see what his experiences at the show were like. We recap the big announcements to see what streaming might look like over the next year. There's plenty of video game news for us to get into as well, including Nintendo Switch Firmware getting a big update to version 4.0 and adding video recording for playback on social media. Also in the news: * Gran Turismo Sport...

Duration: 03:07:54

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 704 - 10/15/17

Loot boxes seem to be all the rage in gaming right now, with them showing up not only in mobile games we've played before, but in popular games like Overwatch and now recent releases like Shadow of War. How do we feel about Loot boxes, and who do we think is doing them right and maybe not so right? Of course, some people on the internet have taken some of the loot boxes into their own hands as one recent release has infinite loot boxes spawned. We cover this and the weeks news on another...

Duration: 02:35:11

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 703 - 10/8/17

The Nintendo World Championships happened over the weekend, but did we even remember to check it out? We talk about the past and future of the NWC and if it's something Nintendo should keep doing in the future. We also welcome back to the show our young friend Julian (now 10 years old!) who gives us his very honest and blunt take on gaming. Also in the News: * Street Fighter V to get an "Arcade Edition" release * Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon * PS4 Firmware 5.00 released * New Trademark...

Duration: 02:24:48

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 702 - 10/1/17

The SNES Classic mini has arrived. Although overall it seems like the launch has been smoother, there certianly has been some issues, as one of our callers dives into tonight when we take calls from our live participants. We also talk about the SNES classsic and why some of us want to collect it, and others don't see the need to own one. There's plenty of gaming news to go around covering new consoles and things that AREN'T 25 years old as well. Also in the News: * Wii Shop Channel to...

Duration: 02:20:25

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 701 - 9/24/17

Tokyo Game Show took place this past week, where Sony delivered a press conference giving game updates including popular Japanese franchises such as Monster Hunter. How did we feel about the conference and how it compares to E3? We discuss live with our chatters, then get into other news of the week which includes a heated debate between the creators of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds. Is PUBG trying to "claim" a genre, or have they been misunderstood by the gamers and their...

Duration: 02:14:21

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 700 - 9/17/17

We celebrate 700 episodes of OLR this week with CAKE! It's no lie! Thank you all for being a part of this monumental occasion! After some celebration we dive right into the gaming news for the week, which includes the latest Nintendo Direct that took place. Were we surprised and satisfied with announcements like Minecraft for New 3DS out now, and Bethesda games like Doom and Wolfenstein 2 coming out soon? Or did it seem like there was still much to be desired, especially around Virtual...

Duration: 02:53:50

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 699 - 9/10/17

We are back after a week off while Rob was at DragonCon, and we start by recapping the news from the week we were gone, including news of Miiverse coming to an end. Is this Nintendo social network gone too soon, or was it something that needed to go? We discuss this as well as controversial DRM for Sonic Mania that made it's way onto the Steam release... which of course was hacked within 8 days. You know what they say, #hackersgonnahack. This isn't the only controversy on a week full of...

Duration: 02:41:07

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 698 - 8/27/17

Preorders for the SNES Classic left many people frustrated this week. Who is ultimatley to blame for all this frustration? We try to figure out how this can be prevented in the future-- if it can be at all. Then after our gaming weeks, we get into gaming news for the week including similar pre-orders for the Xbox One X, which one e-mailer messages us about. Also, it sounds like data transfer for existing Xbox One owners to the X will be pretty easy, but you might still want to set aside a...

Duration: 02:54:44

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 697 - 8/20/17

It's Gamescom week, and Microsoft kicked things off today with an event to push the Xbox One X. They must be doing something right, as preorders for the "Project Scorpio" bundle sell out before our show is even on the air. How do our hosts and live chatters feel about Microsoft's place in the video game marketplace right now? We discuss, then get into our news for the week which includes late breaking news about a Playstation "hack" ... but should we be that worried? (Hint: It really helps...

Duration: 02:41:13

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 696 - 8/13/17

Some major updates have hit No Man's Sky in an update released this week. What do we think at this point? Should more people give this game a chance? Should those that originally bought the game take a second look? Or was this a wasted effort when Hello Games should just move on to something else? We discuss our thoughts on tonight's program about this surprise new update. We also catch up on our gaming weeks from our unplanned hiatus, and cover more gaming news. Also in the news: *...

Duration: 02:24:21

Orange Lounge Radio Episode 695 - 7/23/17

While San Diego Comic Con was happening, Pokemon Go Fest happened over the weekend in Chicago! The media is reporting a lot of issues with the event, but what was it really like on the ground? Our special guest Charles from the Pokemon Go Podcast gives us a report on what happened at the event. How did the event compare to the local play of catching legendaries though? What will the issues from this event possibly mean for the future of Niantic? We discuss. There's much more than Pokemon...

Duration: 02:30:25

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