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Released every Sunday, The Cane and Rinse videogame podcast is a discussion centred around a specific game or franchise

Released every Sunday, The Cane and Rinse videogame podcast is a discussion centred around a specific game or franchise
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Released every Sunday, The Cane and Rinse videogame podcast is a discussion centred around a specific game or franchise




A Look Back at 2017

The entire Cane and Rinse team takes an epic look back at 2017 to reflect on all of the games that released that year that they had the opportunity to play. These are fresh opinions and not the thorough, historical perspective that the team usually takes, but consider this a sampling plate of some our favourite (and sometimes least favourite) 2017 games! A Look Back at 2017 was edited by Ryan...

Duration: 11:27:31

The Witcher III: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine – Cane and Rinse no.300

“What the devil?” Cane and Rinse concludes its epic sixth year by closing off our run with The Witcher, specifically the two substantial pieces of downloadable content for The Witcher III; Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. Leon, Josh, Leah and guest Mike Diver (@MikeDiver) discuss the new stories and features that these extra chapters brought to the already fulsome Wild Hunt experience. As usual we hear from the listeners and community members in both long and short form too....

Duration: 01:59:39

Our Patreon update for December 2017

Thank you to all of our Patreon patrons and supporters. We didn’t hit our ambitious target, but we still thrive on your support. We knew it was a tall order and in the end we fell quite a way short of the amount we needed to go full time and produce twice the amount of podcasts in 2018. HOWEVER! We more than doubled our income which is just wonderful, and really incentivises us, as well as allowing us to keep on putting our maximum into continuing with this fabulous project. The next 50...

Duration: 00:16:11

Call of Duty – Cane and Rinse No.299

“Death to the fascists!” Following on from our Medal of Honor: Allied Assault podcast back in 2014, we move on to Infinity Ward's first ever game, the original Call of Duty. Leon, Karl, Sean and Tony return to WWII as the theatre of conflict - just as Activision has done itself with its latest entry into the franchise - and see what this once technical tour de force and critical darling has left to offer in 2017....

Duration: 01:56:22

Mario Kart 64 – Cane and Rinse No.298

"Battle." Cane and Rinse rejoins the race in 1996, as we review Mario Kart 64 - a wildly divisive entry in a much-loved but polarising series. Leon, Darren, Leah and Michiel discuss the transition from Mode 7 to polygons as well as many other significant (including some still controversial) alterations to mechanics and handling Nintendo made for this, their first kart sequel. As usual we also hear of the community's love and hate for Mario Kart 64 when we collectively reminisce about fun...

Duration: 01:47:24

Final Fantasy – Cane and Rinse No.297

The people wait, their only hope, a prophecy....” In the first podcast of what we intend to be several years' worth of Final Fantasy coverage, we return to the original 1987 title. Warriors of Light Leon, Josh, Leah and Jon Salmon have ground their way through the 'bare bones' of Square's business-saving epic across various formats and have survived to recount the tale. We also hear from some members of the community who saved the world from Chaos 'back in the day', as well as those who...

Duration: 01:59:05

Mega Man and Mega Man 2 – Cane and Rinse No.296

“FIGHT, MEGAMAN! FOR EVERLASTING PEACE!” Capcom's Rockman - better known in the West as Mega Man - blasted his way onto the scene 30 years ago with a tough, tantalising Famicom/NES debut. 'The Blue Bomber' would go on to appear in well over 100 games across countless formats, yet perhaps his most fondly-regarded outing was his second, 1988's Mega Man 2. OLD MAN Leon, DUTCH MAN Michiel and COOL MAN Sean each has their own take on the earliest games in the long-running series, as do many...

Duration: 01:59:12

Project Gotham Racing 3 and 4 – Cane and Rinse No.295

"ROLLING START" Moving onto the last lap, Karl, Tony and returning guest Gary Blower round out the final two iterations in the Project Gotham Racing series. Project Gotham Racing 3, launch showcase title for the Xbox 360, a technical tour de force, but did it live up to the fond memories of PGR2 (as discussed in podcast issue 262)? Then Project Gotham Racing 4 introduced bikes into the series, but was it necessary - and did it help or hinder the experience? Join the team as we discuss the...

Duration: 01:48:57

Capcom Versus series – Cane and Rinse No.294

"“Don't miss out on the enjoyment of a lifetime! ”" Are you ready, true believers? This jam-packed show spans a whole slew of fighting games released between December 1994 and September 2017, untangling the relationships between Marvel, Tatsunoko, SNK, Tekken and Capcom's various properties, as well as the developers behind the various mash-ups and their evolving and diverging aesthetics and mechanics. Mahvel baybee!...

Duration: 01:53:48

Beyond Good & Evil – Cane and Rinse No.293

"Maybe this old pig can't fly... But he's still got a bounce in his step!" Attention Hillyans! Cane And Rinse Network members, Tony, Leah, Josh and James have been hard at work, uncovering a 14 year-old Ubisoft plan. You'll hear tale of agents operating in Montpellier, Milan and Shanghai, a secretive plot that grew bigger and bolder in the years that followed, and even whispers of a new plan to resurrect Project Beyond Good & Evil....

Duration: 01:55:39

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt – Cane and Rinse No.292

“Is this what you want?” In the third of our four podcasts on CD Projekt Red's celebrated RPG series, we arrive at 2015's legitimately epic The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. Leon, Jay, Josh, Leah - along with a wealth of community contributors - delve into Geralt's of Rivia's ultimate odyssey, discussing story, character, aesthetic and technical elements in the time-honoured Cane and Rinse tradition. One final podcast dedicated to the the substantial Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine add-ons to...

Duration: 01:59:59

Grim Fandango – Cane and Rinse No.291

"My scythe... I like to keep it next to where my heart used to be." Tim Schafer's final game for LucasArts was his much-loved noir meets the Mexican Day of the Dead mashup, Grim Fandango. Has Manny Calavera's four year undead odyssey proved timeless, or - even when Remastered - have the visuals and puzzles seen better days? Leon and Karl plus returning guest Brian Tarran and Sound of Play Extra's Thomas Quillfeldt remember trying to resist consulting walkthroughs, meanwhile we have some...

Duration: 01:59:39

Our October Patreon update

Here's our latest update to our ongoing Patreon campaign to try and raise enough to allow us to make Cane and Rinse a full-time concern and to double the amount of Cane and Rinse podcasts we make each year. Remember, you need only to commit as little as 75p or $1 per month and if enough of you respond to this appeal we'll achieve our goal to bring you five hours of Cane and Rinse and Sound of Play goodness every...

Duration: 00:17:55

Bayonetta 2 – Cane and Rinse No.290

"Heaven condemned me, and hell deceived me. Now, it's time to teach them both a lesson." Autumn 2014 saw PlatinumGames' Bayonetta 2 arrive as a Wii U exclusive, reviewed well and showcased the Japanese developer's talents for creating mind boggling set-pieces, deeply technical combat and naked ladies summoning hair demons. Leon, Leah, Michiel and special guest - hardcore Bayonetta player and superfan Yoshesque (@yoshesque) - discuss the game in both its own right and as a sequel to the...

Duration: 01:49:42

Interview extra: William Collis of Gamer Sensei

In this interview extra, Leon Cox (@ratsoalbion) talks to William Collis (@William_Collis) the Co-Founder and President of esports coaching platform Gamer Sensei that provides personalized coaching and skills development to help gamers reach their next level. Music used in this podcast is as follows: 1: Get Jinxed by Agnete Kjølsrud from the band Djerv - League of Legends Jinx music video Edited by...

Duration: 00:45:06

SOMA – Cane and Rinse No.289

"...Who am I?" Join Josh, Tony and Sean as we travel to the year 2104 and try our best not to slip up on the mysterious black gel slavering the hull of the deep sea research facility, the PATHOS II. We confront monstrosities created in this abyss that not only make us fear for our lives, but some that make us doubt what it means to be human and what value our individuality really has. We find out whether the nightmares stalking the corridors scare us nearly as much as the nightmares...

Duration: 01:58:03

The Room trilogy – Cane and Rinse No.288

Fireproof Games' trilogy of mobile puzzle games is about to become a quadrilogy, but before that, The Room and its two sequels will be cracked wide open. James, Tony, Karl and, special guest, Paul Shotton (@PlexShaw) find that discovering the secrets at the centre of a puzzle box are only the beginning of their journey. Music used in this issue: 1. Main Theme by David Newby 2. Epilogue teaser by...

Duration: 01:55:56

Blade Runner – Cane and Rinse No.287

The acid rain beats the streets of L.A. like drums, marching me towards my next stop on the trail of these skinjobs. I don't know if Sean, Darren, Karl, James and the Cane and Rinse community can help me, but they've been tied up in this mess from the start. Westwood Studios, twenty years ago, that's where it all began, and this licensed Blade Runner is gonna see it through, to the bitter end. Music...

Duration: 01:59:33

Interview extra: Ben Cartlidge (One Credit Classics)

In this interview extra, Leon Cox (@ratsoalbion) talks to Ben Cartlidge (@1creditclassics) the creator behind the YouTube channel One Credit Classics, a channel dedicated to one credit retrogame clears with no continues and no save states. Music used in this podcast is as follows: 1: What is this Place? by K. Muraoka, Motoaki Furukawa - Super Contra R-Type Cane and Rinse Issue 276 Edited by Jay...

Duration: 01:06:13

Mortal Kombat – Cane and Rinse No.286

Kane and Rinse kovers the early years of one of videogames' more kontroversial koncepts, Midway's Mortal Kombat. From the ropy blue-skreen of the 1992 original to the konklusion of the truly 2D years with Mortal Kombat Trilogy on PS1, Saturn and N64, along with our kommunity kontributors we konsider kharakters, mekhaniks and kontrols. Your kongregation konsists of Leon, Sean and Carl. Music used in...

Duration: 01:59:21

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