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Everybody’s Golf, Eight-Minute Empire, and Zoo Ball - Staying In Episode 39

It’s perhaps the most exhausting episode ever, as Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) strap on some wristbands, limber up, and take our places on the starting grid for lots of chat about sports. We discuss why Frubes may not be the best mid-workout drink, all the while tackling The Great King Size Chocolate Bar Conspiracy. We find out why one of us has been watching Nick Faldo sink shots at Pebble Beach while in the company of

Duration: 01:08:59

Sonic Mania, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and four men and a baby - Staying In Episode 38

From surprise engagements and having babies, to picking fantasy football squads and choosing the right shower gel, this episode of the podcast covers some of life’s most important decisions. But we also can’t resist talking, as usual, about the nerd stuff that has been keeping us busy recently. Dan (@ThisDanFrost) explains why Sonic Mania is the best game the SEGA mascot has been in in ages, Kris (@DigitalStrider) walks us through Playdead’s Limbo spiritual sequel Ins [...]

Duration: 01:09:17

SummerSlam, Dunkirk, and Simon Miller from WhatCulture and The Miller Report - Staying In Episode 37

We’ve not talked about wrestling since Episode 4, so we thought it high time to return to the topic, and this time we’ve brought in Simon Miller (@SimonMiller316) to provide expert insight into the world of WWE. With Dan (@ThisDanFrost) in Simon’s corner you’ve basically got the ultimate tag team for insight into SummerSlam, the business behind the brawling, and the ludicrous high prices of wrestling gear. After that, Sam (@MrSamTurner) and Kris (

Duration: 01:07:45

Albion Online, Baby Driver, and Scythe (not that one) - Staying In Episode 36

Kris (@DigitalStrider) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) helm Episode 36 of Staying In, as they talk about ground-breaking walking simulators, brand new mobile games, cutting edge cinema, and farming tools from the Iron Age. We’ve been making our first tentative steps into Albion Online the MMO from Sandbox Interactive, finding out what remains of Edith Finch in What Remains of Edith Finch, and discovering that we aresimply not good enough at games to beat Miles & Kilo. Plus lots of chat about...

Duration: 01:00:55

War of the Ring, Dread, and Country Dancing - Staying In Episode 35

It’s the first ever completely “in-person” recording of the podcast, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) gathered round a table to speak into microphones about games we’ve been playing over a weekend together. We’ve been faffing about with a Ricoh Theta S, so we discuss the practical merits of 360 images and video, as well as how that medium might translate into a horror movie. It’s not all high technology chat, as we talk about...

Duration: 00:50:35

Wonder Woman, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One X, and deconstructing sheds - Staying In Episode 34

It’s a matter of life and death and sheds for Sam (@MrSamTurner), and a matter of taste for Peter (@XeroXeroXero) and his Rainbow Drops, in our 34th episode. It’s also a matter of fact that Kris (@DigitalStrider) thinks Wonder Woman is the best DC movie in years, and Dan (@ThisDanFrost) not wanting a Nintendo Switch after E3’s game reveals should probably be a matter for the authorities. There’s heated debate over the merits of the

Duration: 00:53:45

Onirim, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and The Sniffer - Staying In Episode 33

We finally get round to talking about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as a group, as Dan (@ThisDanFrost) leads a nice chat about why we enjoyed it so much and how it’s a breath of fresh air. Kris (@DigitalStrider) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) have both been playing even more Star Realms, which is impressive considering they’ve been sinking a load of time into two other games too: namely Onirim and Yakuza 0. We touch upon a lovely little game called

Duration: 01:00:30

Gloom, Jalopy, and Rainbow Drops - Staying In Episode 32

Who loves all things Gloom? Lisa Mart does! Find out why as she joins Sam (@MrSamTurner), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) to talk about everything games and geekery: from how Arkham Horror: The Card Game is the perfect way to prepare for a half marathon, to why Peter’s stressing out with the responsibility of car ownership in Jalopy. There’s also the end of Pandemic Leg [...]

Duration: 00:58:37

Star Realms, No Man’s Sky, and Doctor Who - Staying In Episode 31

Like everyone else at the moment, we’re talking about American Gods in this episode, celebrating the return of “appointment to view” television with Neil Gaiman’s wonderful new work. There’s also chat about how TV can be accessible to new audiences by following the examples of “adventure of the week” stories such as those found in Red Dwarf and Doctor Who. Sam (@MrSamTurner) and Kris (@DigitalStrider) both get to talking about Batman: The Telltale Series as well as Breakfast Games™, whi...

Duration: 01:12:10

Subterfuge, One Handed Games, and the Dandy Cock - Staying In Episode 30

For our landmark 30th episode we kick things off with a round of The Ikea Game™. Then we discuss how Android, iPhone, and iPad strategy and democracy game Subterfuge made us trust each other much much less. Sam (@MrSamTurner) and Kris (@DigitalStrider) recount their journey through an actual real life plague town to Alix (@EruditeWolf) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero), as well as touching upon a host of new board games. Then one of us learns a valuable lesson on how to talk to children, and Dan...

Duration: 00:57:13

Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Sugar & Dice, and Crowtel Renovations - Staying In Episode 29

It’s Sam (@MrSamTurner) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) hosting Episode 29 of the show so - shock! horror! - there’s plenty of chat about intricate card games and curious indie video games. The pair discuss their first impressions of Fantasy Flight’s excellent RPG and LCG hybrid Arkham Horror: The Card Game, examining how it avoids ludonarrative dissonance through smart use of H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos. Sam’s visited Sugar & Dice, a superb board game cafe in Liverpool. This then makes...

Duration: 00:56:18

Adventure Capitalist, Split, and a Games Jam - Staying In Episode 24

In this episode Kris (@DigitalStrider) recounts his experience of ice climbing, Dan (@ThisDanFrost) makes his first foray into Dungeons and Dragons and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) tries to convince the others to become financial mavericks in Adventure Capitalist. Plus: how does the Global Game Jam work? Is M. Night Shyamalan’s new film Split any good? Why is Kris’ face the best thing to keep you warm at night? Find out all this and more by Staying In. For links to topics covered -...

Duration: 00:57:17

Holidays in Paris, Escaping from Aliens, and Fancy Names - Staying In Episode 23

Sightseeing in Paris and the best ride at Disneyland, getting caught up in Escape from the Aliens from Outer Space, more Pandemic (it wouldn’t be a show without Pandemic!), a chance meeting with Sean Bean, marvelling at 7 Wonders and 7 Wonders: Duel, the uncanny Star Wars: Rogue One and the anachronistic Commodore Cinema in Aberystwyth, plus the very poshest baby names… all this and more on this episode of Staying In, featuring Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider), Daniel Frost (@ThisDanFrost),...

Duration: 01:02:44

New Year’s Resolutions, offensive foods, and childhood nicknames - Staying In Episode 22

Daniel Frost (@ThisDanFrost), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner), Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero) and Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider) discuss New Year’s resolutions, offensive food, childhood nicknames and more. For links to topics covered - Find us on Twitter -

Duration: 00:51:27

PlayStation Experience, Secret Santa gifts, fighting infections, and terrible Christmas presents - Staying In Episode 21

Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider), Daniel Frost (@ThisDanFrost), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner), and Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero) open their Secret Santa gifts, while contemplating the origin of mince pies. Then there’s chat about Crash Bandicoot, The Last of Us Part 2, and Death Stranding, plus a shocking revelation about Chop Chop Master Onion. For links to topics covered - Find us on Twitter -

Duration: 01:17:19

Rise of the Tomb Raider, Keeping Chickens, and Stella from Stella’s Tomb Raider Site - Staying In Episode 20

Kris Darby (@digitalstrider), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner) and special guest Stella (@stellalune) from Stella’s Tomb Raider Site commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Tomb Raider series. Topics range from the challenges of writing a walkthrough, to marathon gaming, and the joys of keeping chickens. If people want to get involved in Extra Life they can contact Stella through her website or visit the team’s Extra Life page. If you are interested in the 20 Years of Tom​​b Raider, which...

Duration: 00:54:25

Football Manager 2017, Civilization VI, baby iguanas, and George Osborn from The Deep Lying Podcast - Staying In Episode 19

Daniel Frost (@ThisDanFrost), Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero), and special guest George Osborn (@GeorgeOsborn) from The Deep Lying Podcast (@TheDeepLyingPod) record a strategy and management games special! The chaps kick off with quite possibly one of the geekiest games ever: Football Manager 2017 and we hear all about its complexities, rewarding depth, and surprising accessibility for non-football fans. And then we try to build a pacifist empire with Bapu Gandhi in Civilization VI,...

Duration: 01:09:17

Darkest Dungeon, Maximum Car, Taekwondo, and Richard Simpson from We’re Not Wizards - Staying In Episode 17

Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner), Daniel Frost (@ThisDanFrost), Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero), and special guest Richard Simpson of We’re Not Wizards (@werenotwizards) discuss the deliciously disturbing Darkest Dungeon, chat about the l [...]

Duration: 01:21:52

Old Skool Gaming, Exercising Indoors, and Game Producer Duncan Molloy - Staying In Episode 15

Daniel Frost (@FrostieDee), Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider), Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero) and Duncan Molloy (@DuncanMolloy) discuss The Witness and The Room [...]

Duration: 02:06:22

Dice Masters, Ziferblat, and Breakfast at Willington’s - Staying In Episode 13

Peter Willington (@XeroXeroXero), Dan Frost (@FrostieDee), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner) and Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider) gather together to discuss Sam’s obsession with Dice Masters, Dan’s first time writing a story as a GM in

Duration: 00:49:25

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