015: Pairer Beware
Would you believe we spent like half this episode talking about Deathloop? You'll just have to listen to find out, and in the course of doing so you'll also hear about the new WarioWare's co-op calamity, some reminiscing about KOTOR in light of the newly announced remake, our wish list for Insomniac's Wolverine game, the latest on the Epic/Apple slapfigh...uh, legal battle, and more!
00:02:04 Cleaning the Windows
00:14:09 Deathloop (PS5, PC) Sept 14
01:00:49 WarioWare: Get It Together (Switch) Sept 10
01:14:13 Lost in Random (PS4, XBO, PC, Switch) Sept 10th
01:22:47 The Switch gets Bluetooth headphone support
01:27:36 Are there any winners in Apple vs Epic?
01:41:53 Knights of the Old Republic Remake
01:50:49 Insomniac's new Wolverine and Spider-Man games
02:03:07 PS3 Little Big Planet servers going offline
02:10:26 Wrapping up and thanks
02:11:36 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
02:13:14 Nextlander content updates
|Sep 16, 2021
014: The Unhappy-Kid Exclusion Zone
This week! We're on a cosmic voyage in The Artful Escape, playing post-apocalyptic golf in Golf Club Wasteland, traversing a Midgar Metroidvania in F.I.S.T., and hanging out around a placid lake in, uh, Lake. Plus: the Tripwire kerfuffle, the Horizon pricing fiasco, Alan Wake remastered, and the most difficult game of all: keeping the small children in your family happy.
00:01:20 The dangers of Yes, and...
00:03:19 The rundown of the show
00:04:52 Where was everyone this weekend?
00:09:20 The Artful Escape (Xbox, PC) September 9
00:21:16 F.I.S.T. Forged in Shadow Torch (PlayStation) September 6
00:27:55 Lake (Xbox, PC) September 1
00:36:06 Golf Club Wasteland (PS, Xbox, Switch, PC) September 9
00:41:39 Psychonauts 2 (Xbox, PC) August 25 (Turns out Vinny put about 19 hours into it)
00:45:29 Game Recaps
00:47:17 Tripwire CEO Steps Down
00:58:08 Horizon Forbidden West Kerfuffle
01:15:06 Alan Wake Getting a Remaster
01:21:10 Sony is having a showcase!
01:23:39 Show recap
01:24:04 Thanks everyone for the support
01:26:05 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
01:27:40 Nextlander content updates
01:28:49 End of Show
|Sep 09, 2021
013: Free Mom From the Bathroom
Vinny barely managed to finish doing battle with his house in time to record this podcast, which covers the actually good time loop game The Forgotten City, thoughts on the end of Psychonauts 2, this year's Madden mess, the latest socially conscious goings-on in Fortnite, hanging out with Rad Ghost, our Death Stranding 2 wish list, and more!
00:01:40 A tale about the dangers of doors
00:13:10 Getting stuck in places you're not supposed to be
00:14:42 Very little Class with very little Action
00:19:59 Psychonauts 2 (PC, Xbox)
00:35:01 The Forgotten City (PC, PlayStation, Xbox)
00:51:22 Madden NFL 2022 (Xbox, PlayStation, PC)
01:00:51 The Big Con (PC, Xbox)
01:05:10 The news!
01:05:58 Is Death Stranding 2 a real thing?
01:12:42 Activision Blizzard renaming characters
01:18:32 Toshihiro Nagoshi Leaving Sega for NetEase?
01:22:25 MLK Jr. Event in Fortnite
01:31:09 Some updates on the Dead Space reboot
01:34:55 Recap of the games we talked about
01:35:48 Wrapping up and thank you
01:36:35 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
01:38:33 Nextlander content updates
01:40:33 End of show!
|Sep 02, 2021
012: A Xeno Named Matilda
Games! A lot of them--including Psychonauts 2, Recompile, Aliens Fireteam Elite, and Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut--are upon us, and we played and discussed them all this week, before turning our attention to the goings-on at Gamescom. This one is definitely a podcast about video games, folks.
00:00:47 Time for Baker Hacks
00:03:27 Can't spell fondant without Fon
00:04:58 Show rundown
00:06:02 Psychonauts 2 (Xbox, PS4, PC) August 25, 2021
00:33:29 Aliens: Fireteam Elite (Xbox, PlayStation, PC) August 23, 2021
00:44:44 Recompile (Xbox S|X, PS5, PC) August 19, 2021
00:49:43 Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut (PS4, PS5) August 20, 2021
00:56:00 More thoughts on 12 Minutes?
01:00:18 Gamescom 2021 is happening
01:01:55 Saints Row reboot (PlayStation, Xbox, PC) Feb 25, 2022
01:07:07 DokeV (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
01:08:43 Marvel's Midnight Suns (PlayStation, Xbox, PC) March 2022
01:11:28 Halo Infinite (Xbox, PC) Dec 8, 2021
01:14:46 Midnight Fight Express (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
01:14:53 Sifu (PlayStation, PC)
01:15:55 Some Microsoft Announcements from earlier in the week
01:17:32 Alex delivers some Wild news
01:21:10 Video game wrestling news or Wrestling video game news?
01:29:21 Show recap
01:31:24 Thank you to everyone for listening
01:32:32 Mysterious Benefactor Shout Outs
01:35:01 Nextlander content updates
01:36:07 See ya!
|Aug 26, 2021
011: Piles of Memetic Excrement
This week we spend more than 12 minutes talking about the fascinating adventure game Twelve Minutes, consider the necessity of eyebrows, check in on Axiom Verge 2 and Humankind, worry about Steve-O's middle-aged concussion, give the side-eye to Fortnite's very extremely Among Us-like new game mode, and wax poetic about Vinny and Jalad at Tanagra.
00:00:41 I feel like Darmok-ing me. All of them.
00:02:15 Smoking hot meme time
00:04:25 The part where Brad says Memetic Excrement
00:04:32 A wrong turn into the unfiltered internet
00:08:10 Raising and lowering your eyebrows off your face via scissors
00:12:10 Jackass (the media property)
00:19:25 12 Minutes (Xbox, PC) Released Aug 19, 2021. We try to keep this spoiler-free but it is a very narrative heavy-game.
00:42:56 Axiom Verge 2 (Switch, PS4, PC) Released August 11, 2021.
00:53:55 Humankind (PC) Released Aug 17, 2021.
01:13:55 Atrio: The Dark Wild (PC) Early Access
01:16:57 Fortnite's new Imposter Mode seems familiar
01:25:40 Outriders seems to have done well but the dev hasn't been paid yet?
01:37:34 Gamescom next week
01:39:21 Thanks everyone for supporting us
01:40:14 Mysterious Benefactor shout outs
01:42:03 Wrapping it up!
|Aug 19, 2021
010: Quality Value Convenience
With mere days till John Madden emerges from his slumber and the games truly begin, we dip into a few recent indie releases like Splitgate, Jupiter Hell, and Grime, discuss Vinny's brief INTERmission, talk about the exodus from indie darling Fullbright, run down all the games from Nintendo's Indie World Showcase, goggle at the Prisoners of the Ghostland trailer, ponder Nic Cage's dinosaur skull, and more!
00:00:47 City Slickers
00:03:56 Nicolas Cage is heating up
00:20:44 Splitgate (PC, PS4, PS5 XBX, XBO) Currently in Beta
00:35:24 Jupiter Hell (PC) Out Now
00:44:24 Too many minis from board game kickstarters
00:46:32 Grime (PC) August 2, 2021
00:50:21 Hades (PS4, PS5, XBO, XBX, XBS) August 13, 2021
00:56:54 Atrio: The Dark Wild (PC) Early Access
00:58:29 Final Fantasy 7 Remake INTERmission
01:02:01 Upcoming releases
01:03:49 Video Game Industry News
01:04:31 That time Alex was on QVC selling Beatles Rock Band
01:08:29 Toxic workplace claims at Fullbright
01:18:00 Nintendo Indie World Showcase
01:19:05 Bomb Rush Cyberfunk (2022)
01:19:54 Axiom Verge 2 (PS4, PS5, Switch, PC) August 11, 2021
01:20:15 Boyfriend Dungeon (PC, XBO, XBS, XBX, Switch) August 11, 2021
01:20:19 Necrobarista: Final Pour (Switch) August 11, 2021
01:20:22 Islanders: Console Edition (Switch) August 11, 2021
01:21:05 Garden Story (Switch, PC) August 11, 2021
01:22:24 Slime Rancher: Plortable Edition (Switch) August 11, 2021
01:22:51 Curious Expedition 2 (Switch version) August 11, 2021
01:23:07 Metal Slug Tactics (PC, Switch) 2022
01:23:23 Eastward (PC, Switch) Sept 16, 2021
01:23:38 TOEM (Switch, PC) Fall
01:24:28 Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon (Switch, PS4, PC) Winter
01:25:15 Tetris Effect:Connected (Switch version) October 8th, 2021
01:25:34 Far: Changing Tides (Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, PC) 2022
01:26:30 Loop Hero (Switch version) Winter
01:28:08 Date and times for Microsoft and Keighley at Gamescom 2021
01:34:31 Where is John Madden?
01:39:05 We named the dog Indiana
01:40:29 Wrapping up and Thank Yous
01:42:06 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
01:44:06 Nextlander Content and business
|Aug 12, 2021
009: Kneading Biscuits in Your Brain
This week, we try to distract ourselves from the arrival of Alex's new cat long enough to consider The Ascent, the Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters, Horizon Forbidden West's potential delay, the great PS5 SSD calamity, our current GOTY lists, Outer Wilds DLC and other new Annapurna announcements, the latest updates from the Activision Blizzard situation, and a lot more.
00:00:55 Show Rundown
00:02:12 Insomnia and Insomniac
00:04:31 Brad's brain is making biscuits
00:04:54 They DEFINITELY don't want your help and the blessing of not remembering
00:08:58 Dave Attell's ribald humor
00:10:19 The Featureless Sphere of Comedy
00:10:33 Alex Kitten Updates
00:11:41 The Ascent
00:11:59 Top Ten of the Year Gut Check
00:16:18 Back to The Ascent (XBO, XBox X|S, PC) - July 29, 2021
00:41:22 Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster (PC and Mobile) - July 28, 2021
00:54:04 The Ramp (PC) - August 3, 2021
00:58:54 Starbase (PC) - Early Access
01:09:09 Horizon Forbidden West is looking like it might be delayed
01:18:24 PlayStation 5 beta firmware and SSD expansion
01:36:48 Annapurna Showcase
01:37:01 Outer Wilds DLC - Echoes of the Eye (Sept 28th)
01:39:09 Games coming to other platforms
01:39:37 Storyteller (PC)
01:40:24 The Artful Escape (Xbox X|S, XBO, Steam, Gamepass) - Sept 9th
01:43:00 Neon White (Switch, Steam) - No Date
01:43:31 Solar Ash
01:43:43 Skin Deep (PC)
01:45:36 Stray - Early 2022
01:47:21 Partnership Announcements
01:48:57 Memoir Blue (Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, PC, App Store, Gamepass) - No Date
01:50:03 Annapurna is publishing some great games
01:52:11 Activision Blizzard lawsuit updates
02:09:17 Wrapping up and thank yous
02:12:39 Mysterious Benefactor shoutouts
02:14:53 Stop putting all my information out there companies! Also, my best joke about companies putting my information out there.
02:16:36 The Nextlander content updates
|Aug 05, 2021
008: Episode Otho
This week we cover California's lawsuit against Blizzard for widespread discrimination and harassment, then move on to the Dead Space remake, Battlefield Portal, a spate of PS5 sales numbers, and hands-on time with Neo: The World Ends With You, Pokemon Unite, Old World, and the Xbox version of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
00:00:56 You know, Otto, from Beetlejuice
00:01:28 Nobody talks about A Fish Called Wanda
00:02:42 Did you know there was a Beetlejuice sequel?
00:04:41 Recasting Beetlejuice?
00:05:40 Give Keaton an Oscar, cowards
00:08:16 Welcome to our movie podcast?
00:09:47 We Keatin'?
00:09:58 Show rundown for today
00:10:39 Activision Blizzard lawsuit news. This segment contains mentions of sexual harassment, toxic behavior, and suicide.
00:36:22 EA Play
00:37:54 Lost in Random. Scheduled Sept 09th 2021 release
00:39:18 Grid Legends. Scheduled 2022 release
00:41:15 Apex Legends new season. Launches August 3rd.
00:41:32 Battlefield 2042 and Battlefield Portal. Scheduled October 22nd release.
00:50:32 Dead Space remake. No date announced.
01:01:46 PlayStation 5 console and game sales
01:13:29 End of break and time for games and game barks
01:13:59 NEO: The World Ends with You. Released July 27, 2021. PS4 and Switch. PC version planned.
01:34:15 Pokemon Unite. Released July 21, 2021 on Switch. Mobile planned.
01:49:07 Tribes of Midgard. Released July 27, 2021. Steam, PS4, PS5
01:52:37 Microsoft Flight Simulator console edition and PC update. Released July 27, 2021. XBX, XBS
02:00:37 Old World version 1.0. Released July 1, 2021. Epic Game Store.
02:06:23 Recap of the games
02:07:47 Thank yous and wrapping up
02:08:58 Mysterious Benefactor tier shoutouts
02:11:30 Current Nextlander content news and my kids practicing piano breaking through my noise gate
|Jul 29, 2021
007: Tom Clancy's Punk Rock Mosh Pit
Video games are still coming out, news is still breaking, and we're still here to discuss it all, including the Steam Deck and the portable-PC proposition, Death's Door, Skyward Sword HD, Ubisoft's Skull & Bones mess, Neill Blomkamp's upcoming video game career, Vinny's escape from FF7 Remake, video games in your Netflix app, and Tom Clancy... but with attitude.
00:01:06 Human RESOURCES or HUMAN resources?
00:04:19 THUMPs and why we have them
00:05:54 Brad was out and now he's back. Thank goodness.
00:06:00 Podcast chapter markers like this one here
00:11:41 Brad GNU-maker
00:13:28 Steam Deck
00:34:35 Goodbye Big Picture Mode. Hello Steam Deck UI?
00:43:12 Netflix Gaming?
00:52:40 Chappie Director Going to Make Games?
01:00:37 Ubisoft Announces New Game
01:09:04 Where's my Skull and Bones?
01:22:18 Death's Door. Released July 20th, 2021. Xbox, PC.
01:41:02 Final Fantasy 7 Remake Vinny End Thoughts. Released April 10th, 2020. PS4, PS5.
01:49:22 Skyward Sword HD. Released July 16, 2021. Nintendo Switch.
02:06:44 Samurai Gunn 2. Currently Early Access on Steam.
02:08:02 Wrapping up and Thanks!
02:08:57 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
02:11:52 Nextlander Content Updates
02:13:23 Q and A This Friday on the Discord
02:14:26 Goodbye and thanks for listening
|Jul 22, 2021
006: Ham to the Home
This week: we're very hot on Boomerang X, Vinny claws his way to the end of FF7 Remake, and we reflect on home meat delivery, the shaky future of the Judgment series, movies we should not have seen as children, the soaring prices of classic games, and the unlikely reappearance of Powdered Toast Man.
00:02:57 Temple of Doom Talk
00:04:07 Keeping up with the Jones Movies
00:06:56 ANOTHER Indiana Jones movie is being made?
00:09:58 What's a good age for melting faces?
00:12:50 Ranking of Aliens?
00:19:08 Boomerang X
00:36:24 Is this boomerang a glaive? Is Krull wrong?
00:38:23 Having the Jaws Talk
00:41:45 Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Continuing thoughts
01:04:13 Alex Finished Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
01:09:11 The end of the Judgment series?
01:19:41 Are arcade prize games rigged? Do we need to ask?
01:26:33 Mario 64 selling for over a million dollars
01:31:18 Nickelodeon's not-Smash Smash game
01:37:56 Studies show getting older is the best!
01:47:21 Wrapping up and thank yous
01:50:13 Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
01:52:25 Nextlander content updates
01:54:29 Fire Escape and Nextlander PAX Stream
|Jul 15, 2021
005: Shinra Switches Get What They Deserve
Well, that new Switch model sure did get announced. It surrrrrre did. Assassin's Creed is going live-service, Dan Houser might make more video games, we're all giving Final Fantasy 7 Intergrade another shot, the xCloud beta seems pretty good, a three-wheeled car is a questionable purchase, and Vinny's running out of room for Transformers. All this and more, discussed within!
00:00:36 Weather Report
00:01:55 The struggles of collecting Transformers
00:03:43 Midlife crisis Fortress Maximus
00:04:17 Best midlife crisis car
00:08:19 Cars are expensive
00:12:17 Bigger baller purchase. Train or plane?
00:14:27 Dirigible, Train, or Submarine
00:17:04 20,000 Karats Under the Sea
00:19:06 Run of Show
00:20:01 The news
00:20:23 There's a new Switch coming
00:23:22 What's new with this Switch?
00:28:12 Will we get another Switch as well?
00:32:35 The reaction to the news
00:38:23 Previous attempts at upgrades
00:42:47 Assassin's Creed Online?
00:47:50 Warning: Mild AC Valhalla story talk
00:49:18 End of Mild AC Valhalla story talk
00:49:26 The state of Assassin's Creed's narrative
00:51:31 Will this game be a product in the actual AC lore?
00:53:48 Clint Hocking and the NEW GAME GODS
00:55:19 Former Rockstar founder Dan Houser starts a new company
01:02:16 Sony buys another dev studio
01:04:14 My Life for [Internet] Ire
01:04:58 What IS news really?
01:08:02 There really is a new Ghost of Tsushima release coming
01:10:32 Pricing for Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut
01:13:12 Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters dates and price
01:17:49 What about RoboCop?
01:19:13 New game from the makers of Zeno Clash?
01:20:54 The Video Games!
01:21:29 Final Fantasy 7 Remake
01:56:11 What other Final Fantasy game should be remade?
02:02:54 Project xCloud Beta
02:06:58 Playing with a wired Xbox 360 controller
02:09:55 Use cases for streaming
02:16:42 Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
02:23:53 Thank You and check out our other stuff
02:25:00 Our latest show, Here Decay, Gone Tomorrow
02:28:35 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts!
02:31:01 Farewell and see you next week.
|Jul 08, 2021
004: Chargin' Chuck and the Boo in the Mornings
With the summer heat setting in, this week we're hunkering down and weighing in on Mario Golf: Super Rush, Scarlet Nexus, Lego Builder's Journey, Mortal Kombat: Fast and Furious, Alex's now-extensive river knowledge, a pair of Control sequels, Sony's Housemarque acquisition, Silent Hill fatigue, the rumored Ghost of Tsushima expansion, our personal dirty-dish thresholds, the current Hall and Oates frequency, and more!
0:01:44 Dishwashing and laundry schedules
0:04:53 Do you own a dishwasher?
0:10:48 End of household chore talk
0:10:53 Quick recap of Alex's vacation
0:13:57 Mario Golf: Super Rush
0:25:14 Switch hardware talk
0:29:17 Rabbids vs Minions vs Fast and Furious?
0:31:25 Put Dominic Toretto in MK cowards!
0:36:51 Scarlet Nexus
0:50:41 Necromunda: Hired Gun
0:53:22 Lego Builder's Journey
1:02:39 Maybe some FF7 game talk next week?
1:04:58 Co-op Control game and sequel?
1:13:01 Sony Bought Housemarque
1:18:52 Devs, please add Time Since Last Save if I can't manually save
1:20:59 Bloober Team and Silent Hill?
1:23:27 Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut?
1:29:13 Rock Band DLC Update
1:37:59 Nextlander patron tier updates, new content, business stuff
1:44:09 Farewells and thanks
1:44:34 Mysterious Benefactor Patron Shoutouts
1:48:11 Misson Control Patron Shoutouts
2:14:18 The very end of the show
|Jul 01, 2021
003: I Need a Moment!
Our friend and #1 guest Mary Kish joins the podcast to talk about a crash course on the ins and outs of Twitch life, remembering how to socialize in 2021, eating peanuts dangerously on airplanes, the return of PAX West, Griftlands, Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance, Bear and Breakfast, the end of Ratchet and Clank, the curious tale of Hideo Kojima and Blue Box Games, chestbursting emotes, and more!
0:01:10 Say hello to our guest!
0:04:21 How to Twitch
0:15:09 Travelling and PAX
0:26:07 Pets and kids as an excuse to bail
0:27:38 Dark Alliance
1:13:52 Bear and Breakfast
1:20:44 Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
1:26:46 Aliens: Fireteam Elite gets a date and a price
1:31:24 The original ending of Alien?
1:32:55 Tekken X Street Fighter officially dead
1:34:50 Kojima and Blue Box rumors
1:38:51 Keeping expectations rock bottom
1:40:41 Our outlets on planes segment
1:44:18 Where can you find more of Mary Kish?
1:46:40 Thank you everyone
1:47:27 Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
|Jun 24, 2021
002: Metroid vs. Predator
The first fully virtual E3 has come and gone, so we spend most of this episode running down our favorite games and announcements, touching on Starfield, Breath of the Wild 2, Advance Wars, Stalker 2, WarioWare, Redfall, Replaced, Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, Forza Horizon 5, Metroid Dread, Metal Slug Tactics, and more. Also, we played a bunch of Ratchet and Clank and Chicory. Also also, Alex saw F9! It's a podcast! About video games! Mostly!
00:12:22 Alex Sees F9 Movie
00:23:14 E3 Happened
00:28:17 Some of our favorite E3 2021 Games
00:28:43 Metal Slug Tactics
00:31:03 Slime Rancher 2
00:33:53 Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
00:34:58 WarioWare: Get it Together
00:36:29 12 Minutes
00:48:17 Advance Wars 1+2 Re-boot Camp
00:50:59 Breath of the Wild 2
00:54:36 STALKER 2
00:55:46 Metroid Dread
01:01:41 Forza Horizon 5
01:06:33 Games We Wished Were There
01:06:51 State of Decay 3
01:12:26 Perfect Dark
01:14:09 Beyond Good and Evil 2
01:17:12 So Many Games
01:19:35 Stuff We All Played
01:19:47 Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
01:44:16 Chicory: A Colorful Tale
01:51:46 Backer Appreciation
01:55:43 Nextlander Housekeeping
01:57:25 The Actual End
|Jun 17, 2021
001: Welcome to Bee3
Our first official episode coincides with the beginning of E3, and you know what that means: time to speculate! Are we getting a Starfield release date? Where the heck is Elden Ring? Is that bee in Vinny's basement going to stop this show before it starts? These questions and more, pondered!
|Jun 10, 2021
000: Ready to Launch!
Who is Nextlander? What is Nextlander? Why is Nextlander? These questions and others you haven't even thought of yet are addressed in our very first episode of The Nextlander Podcast!
|Jun 07, 2021