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The best podcast on the web for all the latest in video games, tech, and pop culture. Hosted by Joe Erskine and joined by a rotating panel of guests including both student and professional game developers. They bring their unique hop-flavored discourse straight to your hungry ear-holes. Join us every week, whether it be on your commute, at your desk, or wherever you consume your irreverent media.

The best podcast on the web for all the latest in video games, tech, and pop culture. Hosted by Joe Erskine and joined by a rotating panel of guests including both student and professional game developers. They bring their unique hop-flavored discourse straight to your hungry ear-holes. Join us every week, whether it be on your commute, at your desk, or wherever you consume your irreverent media.
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Redmond, WA

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The best podcast on the web for all the latest in video games, tech, and pop culture. Hosted by Joe Erskine and joined by a rotating panel of guests including both student and professional game developers. They bring their unique hop-flavored discourse straight to your hungry ear-holes. Join us every week, whether it be on your commute, at your desk, or wherever you consume your irreverent media.

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English


Episodes

Episode 156: Farm Hard

11/9/2017
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Grab a stake, a garlic braid, and some sunglasses - we're huntin' vamps in very sunny (and very fictional) Santa Carla! On this core panel episode, we pick apart the consequences of Steam barring adults-only game devs from linking to their XXX patches, marvel at Amazon's bid to make a Lord of the Rings TV series to rival Game of Thrones, and examine the final ratified SAG-AFTRA contract. Enter the Lightning Round, in which we give our thoughts on the new Papers, Please short film and...

Duration: 01:02:08


Episode 155: Trash Witch

11/3/2017
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Get in the N7 spirit as cybersecurity expert, master craftswoman, and trash witch extraordinaire Scotland Symons returns to the show! We raise an eyebrow at Activision’s patent for a matchmaking system that maximizes microtransactions, offer our thoughts on Venezuelan Runescape players farming gold to put food on the table, and discuss the likelihood of GameStop’s Power Pass subscription service’s survival. In the Lightning Round, we first debate which video games might make decent movies...

Duration: 01:16:23


Episode 154: American Han

10/19/2017
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Ricky Spanish works his mischievous magic on this week's _American Dad!_-themed episode! Minecraft Gameplay Programmer and Game Designer Travis Gates joins us to evaluate the appeal of interactive movies, discuss the reasoning behind EA closing its Visceral Games studio, and discover the origins of the urban legend about _Polybius_, a mind-controlling arcade game allegedly created by the government. We then tap dance our way into the Lightning Round, where we take a hard look at...

Duration: 01:06:39


Episode 153: McStabby

10/13/2017
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_La la laaa la la_! This week, Riot Games Influencer Relations Manager Becky Taylor helps us analyze the _Star Wars Battlefront 2_ loot box frenzy, call shenanigans on the NRG's claim of "diversity" within its all-male _Overwatch_ pro team, and discuss ways to prevent the accidental use of traumatic photos from real-life events in games. In the Lightning Round, we marvel at the disaster that was McDonald's' _Rick and Morty_ Szechuan sauce promotion, then we get all tied up in Fetlang, the...

Duration: 01:08:34


Episode 152: Find The Curve

10/6/2017
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Brave the Voight-Kampff test with us this week as V1 Interactive producer and core panelist Joe Erskine returns to the show! We celebrate the fun game dev transparency of #blocktober, offer a hard side-eye to Valve's response to the latest batch of shovelware on Steam, and try to figure out why rapper B.o.B. would start a GoFundMe to prove that the Earth is round. In the Lightning Round, we work on understanding what would compel a person to pay $1000 for a _PUBG_ scarf, then we give our...

Duration: 01:12:03


Episode 101: Monster Foreplay

6/24/2016
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Cliff Blezinski is in the house for this one and we're hashing out the past week in video game, tech & pop culture news!

Duration: 00:27:46


E3 2016 Special: Part 2

6/20/2016
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We're STILL in LA for E3! You could probably tell by the title. This is our fast and loose coverage of some of our favorite bits from our last day on the show floor!

E3 2016 Special: Part 1

6/15/2016
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We're in LA for E3! You could probably tell by the title. This is our quick and dirty coverage of some of our favorite bits from our first day on the floor!

Duration: 00:13:29


Episode 100: Developsters

6/10/2016
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100th Episode! Holy smokes!!! We get the whole gang together as well as a bevy of some of our most faithful guests and friendsto examine Elon Musk's claims that we all live in a giant video game simulation, Google's AI killswitch, and proper game critic criticism. For the Lightning Round, we ask ourselves who actually bought a Steam machine and generally applaud the fact that the fan-made Battlefront 3 hasn't been KO'ed by Disney. There's guests, giveaways and celebrations all around for...

Duration: 01:57:07


Episode 99: Pope Notes

6/3/2016
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In our third core panel episode in a row (there's a good reason for this) we make the most of our last episode... before our 100th episode! We make solid hay while the sun shines on the Pope giving advice to YouTube gamers as well as a 16 year old's improbable creation of a game company, despite his high-falutin' connections. And to round it out we make mention of the protests in China about the change in Pikachu's name. For the Lightning Round we weigh on Xbox getting VR and the No Man's...

Duration: 00:55:45


Episode 98: Cat Meat

5/27/2016
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It's another Core Panel episode this week! We take a hard look at the initial Warcraft movie reviews, Japan's flying car initiative and Oculus' piracy problem. For the Lightning Round we ponder Steven Spielberg asking for everyone's 3D avatar to populate the Ready Player One movie and the confusion around the Resident Evil marketing stunt gone awry. Strap in and grab a beverage! Enjoy! The Panel: Joe Erskine, Joe Arroyo, & Nikk Golesh Topics: - The early reviews on the Warcraft movie are...

Duration: 00:58:54


Episode 97: Tetris Trilogy

5/20/2016
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It's a Core Panel episode this week! We're gearing up for episode 100 but in the interim, we're still drinking and podcasting. We hash out Raw Fury Games' blog post about what success means to them, ARK buying mods from their community and we finally answer the question; "Are eSports pros real athletes?" For the Lightning Round we touch on the rumors that Nintendo is going full Hollywood and the insanity of an impending Tetris movie trilogy. WHEEEEE! The Panel: Joe Erskine, Joe Arroyo, &...

Duration: 00:54:33


Episode 96: Pit Of Snakes

5/13/2016
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Alix Stolzer (Upsilon Circuit) joins us this week to help us sort out Ben Kuchera's op-ed on "Invisible Gamers" as well as Disney's exit from the console market as a publisher and developer. We round it out with a little social media conspiracy theorizing and jump headlong into the Lightning Round. From there it's all about the idea of using the stages of grief to encapsulate what it's like to finish making a video game (for better or worse) and finally, we consider the rumor of Nintendo...

Duration: 01:10:49


Episode 95: In The Attic

5/6/2016
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Vlad Micu (games consultant, indie guru for hire) joins us from the Netherlands this week to go over making losing and death meaningful in games, the Oculus retail dilemma and Google trying to stick robot lenses in our eyes. For the Lightning Round we have a go at whether or not more Hollywood talent should be in video games and the prospect of Hulu and YouTube streaming live TV next year! Enjoy! The Panel: Joe Erskine, Nikk Golesh, Chris Morris & Vlad Micu Topics: - How do you make a game...

Duration: 04:11:11


Episode 79: Game Fax

1/8/2016
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Alexandra Lucas joins us in the studio to tell us about her new job as a game writer for Plarium games which will require a relocation to Ukraine! She helps us make sense of Hasbro's reasoning for leaving Rey out of The Force Awakens Monopoly. We then discuss a gamer's obsession with achievements and why it helps us make new discoveries in old games. We follow it up with a look at the CleverPet, a "Game Console" for dogs. For the lightning round, we each chime in with our thoughts on...

Duration: 01:04:24


Episode 78: Shampanya!

12/31/2015
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It's the end of 2015! We get the core panel together, discuss #NewYearsResolutionsIn5Words, pour some champers and rattle off our favorite games of the year. We follow it up with an examination of the Valve DoS attack over Christmas and we try to deduce what the hell Project Tango is and what it means for tech and gaming as a whole. Our last Lightning Round of the year looks at the case of "David & Goliath" with a Star Trek fan film and we wrap it all up with a look back on the best...

Duration: 01:04:14


Episode 77: Schwartzmas

12/22/2015
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Associate Producer at Bungie, Samir Patel is back with us in the studio this week to go over how all the VR makers are helping solve each others problems to establish a successful market. We also examine Microsoft's cloud "altruism" and the Caleco Chameleon. For the Lightning Round we ponder the fate of a Siberian Fallout 4 addict and ask ourselves if we really want a Spaceballs sequel. Much beer was harmed in the making of this episode. Enjoy! The Panel: Joe Erskine, Joe Arroyo, Nikk...

Duration: 01:04:44


Episode 76: Vonderloost

12/18/2015
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Our old friend Nate Hitchcock joins us in the studio to talk about his work at Soulbound Studios on their MMORPG Chronicles of Elyria. He gets back in the mix pretty quick as we hash out game design at sea, the new BlackFlag service and what games and gaming mean to folks in jail. For the lightning round we celebrate Kojima's new studio and a Flappy Bird clone thats actually a scale... for kitchen use only, obviously. Crack a cold one and hang out with us for a great episode! The Panel:...

Duration: 01:19:25


Episode 75: Exchange Rate

12/11/2015
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Alice Taplin, UK Content Assistant at audioBoom and host of the "Double Tap" gaming podcast joins us this week, all the way from merry old England. We go over all the Final Fantasy VII remake news, Nintendo's eSports potential (with a little help from Disney) and the dog sharing app we all need. For the Lightning Round, we speculate on the Kojima's absence from the Game Awards and Alice graces us with the best Lightning Round minute in recent memory when we muse over the dad vs. baby...

Duration: 01:09:33


Episode 73:

11/24/2015
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Episode 73: by The Cheat Codes Podcast

Duration: 01:12:26

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