The Nextlander Podcast

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Reviews: 8

Rick
 Jul 25, 2022
A great collection of knowledgeable professionals, with a lot of experience in the video game industry. Unfoturnately, some episodes are extremely uninformed and unenjoyable with their occasional guest Abby Russell, who is dismissive.


 Apr 27, 2022
Chapters are awesome. Great podcast.


 Apr 11, 2022


 Sep 23, 2021


 Aug 19, 2021

Description

Longtime friends and games media colleagues Vinny Caravella, Brad Shoemaker, and Alex Navarro share their combined decades of knowledge, expertise, and passion for games with weekly discussions about what they're playing, what's happening in the industry, and whatever else they're up to.

Episode Date
Would You Squish Cricket Hitler?
6835

This week's show begins with some heady philosophical questions before turning to an AVALANCHE OF NEW GAMES!!!! including Return to Monkey Island, Hyper Demon, Trombone Champ, and Jack Move, plus news about that GTA 6 leak, those new GeForce cards, that rumored new PlayStation 5 model, and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening.
(00:00:09) Intro
(00:01:00) Show rundown
(00:01:49) Disclaimer: Crickets
(00:04:24) The agreement we make with bugs
(00:08:05) Return to Monkey Island [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 19, 2022
(00:29:05) First Break
(00:29:09) Hyper Demon [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 19, 2022
(00:37:53) Trombone Champ [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 15, 2022
(00:44:53) Metal: Hellsinger [Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 15, 2022
(00:52:18) Jack Move [PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One] on Sep 20, 2022
(00:53:52) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022
(00:57:34) Second Break
(00:57:38) News
(00:58:09) Grand Theft Auto 6 Leaks
(01:10:47) Nvidia's latest video card tech
(01:38:12) PSVR 1 games won't be natively compatible with PSVR 2
(01:42:18) Is there an external PS5 drive in the works?
(01:48:39) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:50:11) This week's Watchcast
(01:50:54) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(01:52:54) Nextlander content updates
(01:53:43) See Ya!

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Sep 22, 2022
Captain Kevin Olimar
7358

A thousand new games (or maybe more like eight) got announced, titled, or dated recently, so we talk about everything from Tears of the Kingdom to Pikmin 4, the Like a Dragon trio, and way too much Assassin's Creed, plus our time with Splatoon 3 and The Tomorrow children, and a bunch more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening.
(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:25) Show rundown
(00:01:41) How was the break?
(00:04:42) Audio is a pain in the booty. Always has been and always will be?
(00:08:58) The games
(00:09:06) Splatoon 3 [Nintendo Switch] on Sep 09, 2022
(00:28:46) First Break
(00:28:51) The Tomorrow Children: Phoenix Edition [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Sep 06, 2022
(00:42:33) Cult of the Lamb [Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 11, 2022
(00:47:45) Saints Row [Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 23, 2022
(00:50:45) Tinykin [Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One] on Aug 30, 2022
(00:52:46) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022
(00:56:55) Second Break
(00:56:59) News
(00:57:27) Breath of the Wild 2 gets a name and date
(01:02:42) Pikmin 4 officially announced
(01:05:44) New Mario Kart tracks
(01:07:05) GoldenEye is finally back, for real this time?
(01:12:04) Yakuza or Like a Dragon?
(01:14:20) Like a Dragon Ishin
(01:16:10) Like a Dragon Gaiden
(01:19:03) Judgment on PC
(01:22:10) The Ubisoft (Assassin's Creed) block
(01:30:51) Assassin's Creed Mirage
(01:34:57) Assassin's Creed Codename Red
(01:39:33) Assassin's Creed Codename Jade
(01:40:22) Assassin's Creed Codename Hexe
(01:40:54) Assassin's Creed Invictus
(01:43:56) Skydance's Captain American and Black Panther game
(01:45:43) Tekken 8 is confirmed
(01:48:03) Babylon's Fall is shutting down
(01:50:19) Supermassive is talking about their next game
(01:56:20) That email address
(01:56:41) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:58:23) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(02:00:26) Go check out Drew's Bike MS 2022 stream and donate!
(02:01:19) See ya!

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Sep 15, 2022
Year-in-Review-ish
5394

This week we're out there in the world, doin' stuff, but before we took off, we recorded a sort of year-in-review-up-to-now for this week, running down the games we've played this year and where our heads are at on all of them, plus what we're looking forward to for the rest of the year, plus some emails!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening.
(00:00:10) Intro
(00:00:44) What is going on this week?
(00:04:09) Show rundown
(00:05:03) Windjammers 2 [Google Stadia, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on Jan 20, 2022
(00:05:46) Nobody Saves the World [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jan 18, 2022
(00:06:23) Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Google Stadia] on Jan 20, 2022
(00:08:11) Dying Light 2: Stay Human [PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Feb 04, 2022
(00:08:58) Sifu [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Feb 08, 2022
(00:09:30) OlliOlli World [Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Feb 08, 2022
(00:11:30) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022
(00:22:08) First Break
(00:22:12) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022
(00:23:47) POSSIBLE SPOILER REGARDING LOCATION NAME BUT NOT REALLY...
(00:34:02) Gran Turismo 7 [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5] on Mar 04, 2022
(00:35:58) FAR: Changing Tides [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on Mar 01, 2022
(00:36:31) Tunic [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Xbox One] on Mar 16, 2022
(00:38:52) Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 18, 2022
(00:40:02) Vampire Survivors [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Dec 17, 2021
(00:41:42) Norco [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac] on Mar 24, 2022
(00:44:02) Kirby and the Forgotten Land [Nintendo Switch] on Mar 25, 2022
(00:44:19) GhostWire: Tokyo [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Mar 25, 2022
(00:45:21) Weird West [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 31, 2022
(00:46:05) Teardown [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 21, 2022
(00:46:10) LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga [Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Apr 05, 2022
(00:46:26) The Iron Oath [Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows), Linux] on Apr 19, 2022
(00:47:07) The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe [Linux, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S] on Apr 27, 2022
(00:48:12) V Rising [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 17, 2022
(00:48:24) Citizen Sleeper [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on May 05, 2022
(00:49:37) Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 05, 2022
(00:50:42) Kao the Kangaroo [Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 27, 2022
(00:50:52) The Quarry [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on Jun 10, 2022
(00:52:37) Hardspace: Shipbreaker [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jun 16, 2020
(00:54:49) Neon White [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Jun 16, 2022
(00:55:40) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge [Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S] on Jun 16, 2022
(00:56:07) The Looker [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jun 17, 2022
(00:56:30) Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Mac] on Jun 30, 2022
(00:56:45) MultiVersus [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jul 19, 2022
(00:57:11) Stray [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jul 19, 2022
(00:59:10) Last Call BBS [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jul 05, 2022
(00:59:45) Cult of the Lamb [Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 11, 2022
(01:00:41) Rollerdrome [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 16, 2022
(01:02:45) Dorfromantik [PC, Nintendo Switch] on Apr 28, 2022
(01:04:03) Second Break
(01:04:07) Emails
(01:20:40) What about those upcoming games?
(01:26:03) 2022: Merger Town
(01:26:56) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:27:42) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(01:29:39) See Ya!

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Sep 08, 2022
Turn Your House Into a Sewer
6830

This week we weigh in on such games as Immortality, The Last of Us Part I on PS5, TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection, Tinykin, and Madden 23, discuss getting stoned at family gatherings, dig into news like the PS5 price hike, the playable PSVR2 at TGS, Sony and Tencent's investment in From Software, Denuvo on the Switch, and more!

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CHAPTERS

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(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:29) Will summer ever end?!
(00:03:20) Doing some car camping
(00:03:56) The booze factor at camping or a party
(00:08:02) Kids taking a sip of that beer
(00:09:01) Where is the pot smoking happening at family events?
(00:13:15) Show Rundown
(00:14:17) This week's Watchcast
(00:16:08) The Games
(00:16:11) Immortality [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on Aug 30, 2022
(00:44:05) First Break
(00:44:18) The Last of Us Part I [PlayStation 5] on Sep 02, 2022
(00:56:53) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection [Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Aug 30, 2022
(01:05:57) Tinykin [Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One] on Aug 30, 2022
(01:08:57) Madden NFL 23 [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 19, 2022
(01:12:35) Cult of the Lamb [Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 11, 2022
(01:13:24) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022
(01:16:01) Second Break
(01:16:06) The news
(01:16:30) PS5 price increase
(01:23:14) PlayStation VR2 at TGS
(01:27:28) NetEase acquires Quantic Dream
(01:29:38) Sony and Tencent acquire portions of FromSoftware
(01:36:40) Denuvo coming to Switch games?
(01:42:07) Emails
(01:47:51) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:49:39) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(01:51:42) Nextlander content updates
(01:53:40) See ya!

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Sep 01, 2022
Theft With Permission
7276

The Saints Row reboot is upon us, and, well, look, we need to talk about it. Also: Brad saw Pentiment (sort of), Alex played Splatoon 3, it's time for our annual Madden check-in, we run down all the news out of Gamescom, try to get a handle on the Embracer Group's latest shopping spree, and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening.
(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:05) I was promised jam
(00:03:43) Show rundown
(00:05:13) Saints Row [Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 23, 2022
(00:39:15) First Break
(00:39:19) Cult of the Lamb [Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 11, 2022
(00:41:54) Midnight Fight Express [Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 23, 2022
(00:49:25) Madden NFL 23 [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 19, 2022
(00:55:00) Pentiment [Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on Nov 15, 2022
(01:06:38) Splatoon 3 [Nintendo Switch] on Sep 09, 2022
(01:16:57) Second Break
(01:17:02) News
(01:17:12) Gamescom 2022
(01:18:04) DualSense Edge
(01:23:21) Moving Out 2
(01:24:13) Where Winds Meet
(01:25:37) Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game
(01:26:49) The Expanse: A Telltale Series
(01:27:55) New Tales from the Borderlands
(01:29:04) Dead Island 2
(01:32:32) Gamescom announcements for 2022
(01:37:22) PS VR2 slated for early 2023
(01:40:25) All will be Embracer Group(ed)
(01:54:23) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:57:00) Mysterious Benefactor Tiers
(01:58:47) Nextlander wants to hear from you
(02:00:05) See ya!

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Aug 25, 2022
Fuse it or Lose It
6887

Hi, it's time for another chat with your friendly neighborhood video game podcasters! This week: Rollerdrome, Cult of the Lamb, the whereabouts of Dead Rising, the Elden Ring morass, the Fortnite temptation, good MultiVersus headlines, the greatness of Wave Race 64, and more!

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CHAPTERS

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(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:50) Where is Dead Rising these days?
(00:09:59) The language of film and a 10 year old
(00:22:11) What's going on at Nextlander?
(00:24:58) Rollerdrome [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 16, 2022
(00:46:00) First Break
(00:46:07) Cult of the Lamb [Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 11, 2022
(01:04:11) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022
(01:10:32) Fortnite [Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jul 25, 2017
(01:17:03) FUSER [Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Nov 10, 2020
(01:18:57) Second Break
(01:19:01) News
(01:19:46) THQ Nordic Showcase
(01:28:46) Hogwarts Legacy delayed
(01:30:23) PSN account linking on PC?
(01:39:33) Multiversus has some updates and good headlines
(01:42:50) Wave Race 64 is coming to Switch Online
(01:47:16) Coming up at Nextlander and thanks
(01:51:55) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(01:54:28) See ya!

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Aug 18, 2022
Plaion Plaier
6916

This week's major subjects include the freestanding toilet in Vinny's basement and perhaps the most horrifying image ever put to a web page. Also, uh, video games! Stuff like Cult of the Lamb, Farthest Frontier, Hindsight, Spider-Man on PC, further adventures in Elden Ring, the long-buried Super Punch-Out two-player mode, a bit of an EVO wrap-up, terrible golf puns, and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening.
(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:02) Show rundown
(00:01:25) Going on at Nextlander
(00:05:46) The basement toilet
(00:13:04) Alex's EVO tales
(00:22:32) The Games
(00:22:40) Cult of the Lamb [Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 11, 2022
(00:31:31) First Break
(00:31:35) Farthest Frontier [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 09, 2022
(00:39:17) SimCity
(00:42:12) Hindsight [Nintendo Switch, iOS, Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 04, 2022
(00:48:58) Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 12, 2022
(00:55:22) Into the Breach [Android, iOS] on Jul 19, 2022
(01:01:15) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass [Nintendo Switch] on Mar 18, 2022
(01:04:42) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022
(01:15:24) Second Break
(01:15:29) News
(01:15:45) Super Punch-Out has a two-player mode?!
(01:22:21) Marvel's Midnight Suns delayed
(01:26:16) Everybody's Golf has some new titles
(01:32:09) Koch Media's new name
(01:35:27) A new Pac-Man movie?
(01:41:43) Emails
(01:51:06) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:51:35) Mysterious Benefactor Tiers Shoutouts
(01:53:07) Nextlander Content Updates
(01:54:59) See ya!

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Aug 11, 2022
Raiding Tombs and Loving It
7480

We're getting retro this week with the Star Fox-esque Ex-Zodiac, plus Brad tumbling down the old (virtual) computer rabbit hole with 86Box. Also, the new Hitman map, more Elden Ring, rumors about the next Tomb Raider, AEW's THQ publishing deal, inside casino info, tips on winning the lottery, and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:09) Intro
(00:01:01) Anybody out there win the lotto?
(00:15:23) Show Rundown
(00:15:50) Ex-Zodiac [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Linux] on Jul 21, 2022
(00:24:46) Spacelines from the Far Out [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox] on June 09, 2022
(00:27:31) First Break
(00:27:38) HITMAN 3 [Google Stadia, Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4] on Jan 20, 2021
(00:36:26) 86Box
(00:55:21) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022
(01:00:53) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022
(01:10:48) Second Break
(01:10:53) News
(01:11:11) Possible new Tomb Raider news
(01:21:06) Riot's new fighting game to be Free to Play
(01:28:01) THQ to AEW's wrestling video game
(01:39:57) A few announcements from the Annapurna showcase
(01:42:53) Emails
(01:58:10) Wrapping up and Nextlander content
(02:01:51) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(02:03:57) Coming up on the Watchcast
(02:04:30) See ya!

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Aug 04, 2022
My Head Is Bubbling!
8359

This week we finish Stray, catch up on Horizon and Elden Ring, and dominate the MultiVersus launch, sift through details about PlayStation VR 2, Grand Theft Auto 6, and yet more game delays, teach Vinny's children to gamble, think about what NOT to do with a big old air conditioner, and more!

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CHAPTERS

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(00:00:09) Intro
(00:01:44) Teaching the kids blackjack
(00:14:01) Poker Table or Pool Table
(00:15:47) Summer Camp Comedy Routine Update
(00:16:57) Games
(00:17:01) Stray [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jul 19, 2022
(00:30:07) First Break
(00:30:11) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022
(00:51:10) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022
(01:02:27) MultiVersus [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jul 19, 2022
(01:09:28) Second Break
(01:09:31) News
(01:10:14) More about PlayStation VR2
(01:21:46) The Quest 2 is going up in price
(01:29:09) Updates for GTA 6 and Rockstar
(01:40:07) Knights of the Old Republic remake development is paused
(01:44:53) Ubisoft adjusting development schedules and priorities
(01:57:06) Gollum will be delayed by a few months
(01:57:53) Reuse, Recycle, Repackage your franchise
(02:02:21) Emails
(02:14:20) Wrapping up and Nextlander content
(02:15:18) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
(02:16:59) Don't forget to subscribe to The Watchcast RSS
(02:18:38) See Ya

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Jul 28, 2022
Professional Cat Owners
5627

Abby Russell is here to fill in for our dear Bradley on his day off, and chat with us about games like Stray, As Dusk Falls, and of course, the latest Sims 4 expansion!

CHAPTERS
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(00:00:10) Intro
(00:02:13) Show rundown
(00:02:49) Sending the kids out of the AC into the heat
(00:04:10) Let's talk about the dive team
(00:09:49) The games
(00:09:53) Stray [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jul 19, 2022
(00:26:36) First Break
(00:26:40) As Dusk Falls [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jul 19, 2022
(00:41:10) Sifu [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Feb 08, 2022
(00:46:31) Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels [Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jul 19, 2022
(00:52:50) The Sims 4 [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 02, 2014
(00:59:46) Into the Breach [Android, iOS] on Jul 19, 2022
(01:03:13) Second Break
(01:03:17) The news
(01:03:25) John Romero working on a new FPS
(01:06:49) Sony now officially owns Bungie
(01:08:42) Bungie sues Destiny hacker
(01:14:44) Makers of Warframe are making Soulframe
(01:16:38) What does Mike Mahardy have to say about this?
(01:18:52) Blizzard Albany QA looking to unionize
(01:23:35) Skate 4 becomes Skate and is free to play
(01:26:31) Wrapping up and getting Alex out of his hot room
(01:28:41) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
(01:30:29) Nextlander Merch
(01:32:13) Nextlander content updates
(01:33:23) See Ya

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Jul 21, 2022
zach pls
7166

It's a news-y kind of week as we ponder a single-player Apex Legends game, 2022 video game release dates, Peter Weller's totally-still-serviceable Robocop, and E3's future under ReedPop. Also, games such as Matchpoint: Tennis Championships, Cuphead, Horizon, Last Call BBS, and Vampire Survivors, plus two whole emails, one of which features the son of Mel Blanc!

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CHAPTERS

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(00:00:10) Intro
(00:00:54) 632 Years of combined industry experience
(00:02:39) Old video game reviews power the internet
(00:11:15) Is this the Age of Booty?
(00:12:41) Show rundown
(00:12:56) The News
(00:13:07) E3 is dead. Long live E3.
(00:35:38) First Break
(00:35:42) New Single-player Apex coming?
(00:42:31) Bayonetta 3 gets an October release date
(00:46:01) Skull and Bones is going to come out... in November
(00:49:18) The Sega Genesis Mini 2 is coming out in North America?
(00:52:18) Immortality has been delayed to August
(00:53:06) Robocop: Rogue City gets gameplay trailer
(00:58:34) Survival game based in the Terminator universe
(01:01:24) No more major Red Dead Online updates?
(01:03:55) Red Dead Redemption 2 for next gen has been shelved?
(01:08:56) Kojima threatens legal action after being falsely linked to assassination
(01:12:49) Second Break
(01:12:54) The Games
(01:13:05) Elden Ring
(01:14:13) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022
(01:19:25) Matchpoint: Tennis Championships [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5] on Jul 07, 2022
(01:25:20) Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Mac] on Jun 30, 2022
(01:32:14) Last Call BBS [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jul 05, 2022
(01:36:40) Vampire Survivors [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Dec 17, 2021
(01:39:48) The Emails
(01:55:08) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:56:02) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
(01:57:27) Coming up on Nextlander
(01:59:12) See ya!

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Jul 14, 2022
Welcome to Jeff Bakalar's Brain
8357

This week: Alex regales us with stories of the greatest little shop in upstate New York, we played the Cuphead DLC, The Quarry, and Last Call BBS, God of War Ragnarok gets a release date, Destiny gets a mobile game (maybe), and we answer some of your emails (?!?). Plus, you won't believe which famous country singer got her own pinball machine!

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(00:00:10) Intro
(00:00:46) Alex making the most of his vacation-ish
(00:03:38) What is your Rock Fantasy?
(00:11:30) Who is the most popular Weed?
(00:14:16) Show rundown
(00:14:37) Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Mac] on Jun 30, 2022
(00:35:56) First Break
(00:36:00) Last Call BBS [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jul 05, 2022
(00:52:10) The Quarry [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on Jun 10, 2022
(01:07:31) Neon White [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Jun 16, 2022
(01:13:25) Second Break
(01:13:29) News
(01:13:30) God of War Ragnarok gets a date
(01:18:27) Forspoken gets a new date
(01:26:48) No Red Dead or GTA IV remasters in the near future
(01:29:46) Destiny is getting a mobile game?
(01:35:08) Every SNES manual (in English) has been scanned
(01:40:28) It's time for emails!
(02:13:56) Wrapping up and new Nextlander content
(02:15:25) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(02:17:07) Thanks and coming up
(02:19:03) See Ya!

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Jul 07, 2022
A Special Zone Called Cyberspace
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This week's episode is your one-stop shop for pet bathing strategies, games like Redout 2, Neon White, and a Starship Troopers RTS (??), the news from the Nintendo Direct not-so-Mini, the wrestlers-liking-video-games industrial complex, the great Sonic 3 soundtrack mystery, and a paean for Bernie Stolar.

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CHAPTERS

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(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:32) The show rundown
(00:02:35) Alex's piping situation
(00:04:07) Giving the dog a bath and the big fish
(00:07:06) Let's talk some general pet ownership
(00:16:05) The games
(00:16:13) Neon White [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Jun 16, 2022
(00:27:31) First Break
(00:27:36) Redout 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on Jun 16, 2022
(00:44:57) Starship Troopers: Terran Command [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jun 16, 2022
(01:01:07) The Looker [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jun 17, 2022
(01:05:06) SpiderHeck
(01:08:44) Second Break
(01:08:48) The News
(01:08:54) Reports of layoffs at Unity
(01:15:31) The Nintendo Direct Mini
(01:16:51) Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
(01:21:07) Railgrade
(01:25:57) Sonic Frontiers
(01:27:32) Portal: Companion Collection
(01:28:23) Into the Breach expansion and mobile versions
(01:33:44) John Cena loves 2D Metroid
(01:38:48) Michael Jackson and Sonic 3?
(01:46:09) Bernie Stolar passes away
(01:52:15) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:52:41) Stuff coming up
(01:55:19) Got an email? Send it in!
(01:57:31) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(01:59:38) Podcast at Nextlander Dot Com
(02:00:38) Nextlander content updates
(02:01:22) See ya!

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Jun 30, 2022
Year of the Howl
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Put on your wrist-wrestlin' gear and belly up to the table for this week's show, full of chatter about brain amoebas and Tiny Lister, Neon White (but on PC, seriously), PlayStation Plus Premium and its classic games library, the FF7 Rebirth announcement, Creative Assembly's Hyenas, the ID@Xbox demo fest, and the wasteland's favorite wasteland game, Fallout 5.

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(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:08) Wrist Wrasslin'
(00:06:10) Know where you can shove your distilled water? Up your nose.
(00:12:10) Zeus aka Tommy 'Tiny' Lister
(00:12:36) The video games
(00:12:47) Neon White [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Jun 16, 2022
(00:24:24) First Break
(00:24:28) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge [Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Jun 16, 2022
(00:36:12) PlayStation Plus and those Classic Games
(00:49:21) Citizen Sleeper [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on May 05, 2022
(00:51:53) ID@Xbox Summer Game Fest Demos
(00:52:55) Terror of Hemasaurus
(00:56:48) Wave Break
(00:57:01) Overpass: Rhythm Roadtrip
(00:58:41) Second Break
(00:58:45) The News
(00:59:18) Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is official
(01:12:00) Dragon's Dogma 2 is coming?
(01:14:27) Hyenas want to steal your nostalgia
(01:22:09) Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3+4 was canceled
(01:25:28) PlayStation will not attend Gamescom
(01:30:24) Fallout 5 will probably be made... someday
(01:36:54) Looking into the future of 2022
(01:37:48) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:42:47) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(01:44:21) Nextlander upcoming content
(01:45:18) See Ya!

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Jun 23, 2022
Bad News Boar
6870

A big ol' bunch of games have appeared, and we chat about all of them, including Neon White, TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, Mario Strikers: Battle League, and The Quarry. Plus, our thoughts on Starfield, the RE4 remake, Diablo 4, Pentiment, Forza, and a ton of other stuff from the Microsoft and Capcom showcases. Video games! They're back!

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(00:00:10) Intro
(00:00:45) Uncle Traveling Brad
(00:08:32) Show rundown
(00:09:00) Neon White [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Jun 16, 2022
(00:28:58) First Break
(00:29:03) Mario Strikers: Battle League [Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch] on Jun 10, 2022
(00:38:31) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge [Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Jun 16, 2022
(00:52:23) The Quarry [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on Jun 10, 2022
(00:57:03) Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Mac] on Jun 30, 2022
(01:01:16) Steam Next Fest
(01:02:20) Agent 64
(01:03:11) Metal: Hellsinger
(01:04:21) Melatonin
(01:04:52) Anger Foot
(01:05:09) Alaskan Truck Simulator
(01:07:07) Second Break
(01:07:11) News
(01:07:28) Xbox Bethesda Showcase
(01:07:33) Starfield
(01:24:23) Hollow Knight Silksong
(01:25:42) Flight Simulator 40th anniversary update
(01:26:23) Hello Halo?
(01:27:38) Riot Games benefits on Game Pass
(01:30:14) Kojima and Xbox?
(01:31:46) High on Life
(01:33:09) Forza Motorsport
(01:35:39) Scorn
(01:35:58) Pentiment
(01:37:49) Diablo 4
(01:39:38) Overwatch 2
(01:41:02) Persona games coming to Xbox
(01:41:39) Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
(01:42:29) Redfall
(01:44:06) Capcom Showcase
(01:44:25) Resident Evil Village DLC and updates
(01:46:10) Resident Evil 4 Remake
(01:49:06) Exoprimal
(01:50:18) Closing thoughts
(01:51:25) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:52:09) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
(01:53:46) Nextlander content updates
(01:54:13) See Ya!

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Jun 16, 2022
Podcasting Aspersions
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This week we touch on all the big events going on in the Giant Bomb universe, then turn our attention to the coming E3-ish announcement season, including State of Play reactions, expectations for Summer Game Fest and the Xbox showcase, Mayor Haggar's endless term of office, pressing questions about Norman Reedus' situational awareness, and more!

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CHAPTERS

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(00:00:10) Intro

(00:01:28) Show Rundown

(00:02:41) The Giant Bomb and Jeff Gerstmann news

(00:09:36) There's even more news out there

(00:11:08) Summer Game Fest doings

(00:19:34) Sony's recent State of Play

(00:20:04) RE4 Remake

(00:21:43) Horizon Call of the Mountain

(00:25:53) Spider-Man Remastered on PC

(00:28:34) Rollerdrome

(00:29:41) Callisto Protocol

(00:30:58) Stray

(00:31:57) Street Fighter VI

(00:39:20) Final Fantasy XVI

(00:44:12) First Break

(00:44:27) Dragon Age 4 gets a title

(00:49:35) Hideo Kojima's new horror game

(00:56:01) GoldenEye HD is actually coming out?

(01:01:21) Second Break

(01:01:25) Video games

(01:01:38) Quick news update about Resident Evils on next gen

(01:03:51) Hardspace: Shipbreaker [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jun 16, 2020

(01:08:50) Citizen Sleeper [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on May 05, 2022

(01:13:23) Pac-Man Museum+ [Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on May 27, 2022

(01:17:00) Gibbon: Beyond the Trees

(01:19:06) Vampire Survivors [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Dec 17, 2021

(01:23:41) Destiny 2: The Witch Queen [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 22, 2022

(01:29:56) Wrapping up and Nextlander Anniversary updates

(01:31:39) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts

(01:33:37) Coming up on Nextlander

(01:34:39) See ya!

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Jun 09, 2022
Big Zaddy, Big Whale
5788

This week we shamelessly talk up some updates to the Nextlander family of content, cover games like Diablo Immortal and Kao the Kangaroo, and get into news like the Jedi: Fallen Order sequel, Sony State of Play predictions, our demands for the Horizon Netflix series, and plenty more.

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(00:00:10) Intro
(00:02:03) I've never really seen the Sopranos but I've heard it's pretty good?
(00:06:10) Show rundown
(00:07:49) Nextlander Patreon tier and content updates for the anniversary!
(00:12:49) The games
(00:13:10) Kao the Kangaroo [Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 27, 2022
(00:21:12) First Break
(00:21:17) Diablo Immortal [iOS, Android, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jun 02, 2022
(00:33:24) Hardspace: Shipbreaker [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 24, 2022
(00:38:20) Citizen Sleeper [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on May 05, 2022
(00:40:42) Vampire Survivors [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Dec 17, 2021
(00:43:01) PAYDAY 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 3] on Aug 13, 2013
(00:52:09) Second Break
(00:52:13) News
(00:53:18) Don't break Seal 238
(00:54:15) Jedi Fallen Order 2 gets a teaser
(01:03:00) Sonic Frontiers also gets some footage shown
(01:08:40) Sony's State of Play is coming up
(01:13:35) Sony's classic games still having problems with 50hz
(01:18:45) Horizon Zero Dawn is getting a Netflix series?
(01:29:14) RIP Ray Liotta
(01:31:58) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:32:47) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(01:34:43) Nextlander content updates
(01:36:07) See Ya!

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Jun 02, 2022
A 360 Quality (Derogatory)
5422

In the wake of the nation's tragic events, we do our best this week to put on blinder and discuss some games like MultiVersus, Hardspace: Shipbreaker, Vampire Survivors, and Dolmen, plus the weekly news including EA acquisition rumors, unionization at Raven Software, Norman Reedus and a new Death Stranding, early news about PlayStation classics, and more.

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00:00:10 Introduction. NOTE: References the current tragic events in America. Those looking to avoid this should skip ahead roughly three minutes.
00:03:03 Video Games
00:03:14 MultiVersus [PC (Microsoft Windows), PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S]
00:16:30 Hardspace: Shipbreaker
00:28:40 First Break
00:28:44 Vampire Survivors [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Dec 17, 2021
00:37:39 HITMAN 3 [Google Stadia, Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4] on Jan 20, 2021
00:47:02 Citizen Sleeper [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on May 05, 2022
00:50:14 Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 05, 2022
00:54:30 Second Break
00:54:35 News
00:55:06 Do conglomerates dream of Electronic Arts?
01:04:45 Geoff Keighley sees his video game shadow and predicts more Winter
01:08:17 Raven's QA group votes to approve Union under Activision
01:14:46 Death Stranding 2 is really, probably, surely happening
01:19:35 PlayStation using the PAL versions of some PS1 games for its new services
01:24:38 Thanks and wrapping up
01:25:11 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
01:26:49 Nextlander's One Year Anniversary and announcements
01:29:51 See ya, and be safe

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May 26, 2022
The Ol' Amnesty Box
7468

This week: startling airport drop boxes, Alex's adventures in high-tech VCRs, the eternal greatness of Lumines (but maybe not the Switch), games like Dune: Spice Wars, Gibbon: Beyond the Trees, and Warhammer 40k except XCOM, the PS Plus subscription lineup, Jim Ryan's bizarre missteps on reproductive rights, Silent Hill rumors, the Starfield delay, and more!

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CHAPTERS

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00:00:10 Intro

00:03:00 Traveling Brad

00:05:29 Show rundown

00:09:18 I don't SMOKE WEEEEEEDD

00:12:59 Alex's new purchase

00:14:00 When Mom and Dad Break Up

00:19:38 Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 05, 2022

00:30:14 First Break

00:30:46 Dune: Spice Wars [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 26, 2022

00:42:11 How's that Switch holding up?

00:45:57 Lumines is still very good

00:48:05 Gibbon: Beyond the Trees [Switch, Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows)]

00:54:44 Citizen Sleeper [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on May 05, 2022

01:02:08 Second Break

01:02:35 Starfield is officially delayed

01:16:53 Games coming to PlayStation Plus' tiers

01:33:18 Jim Ryan needs to think about his words

01:45:00 There will be more Need for Speed

01:49:42 There will be more Silent Hill as well!

01:58:09 Wrapping up and thanks

01:59:02 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts

02:00:31 We're almost at 1 year!

02:02:40 Nextlander content updates

02:03:58 See ya!

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May 19, 2022
Use Your Drum Brain
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Momentous news is breaking this week, such as the leak of Duke Nukem Forever 2001, the end of the EA/FIFA partnership, and Reggie Fils-Aime's shocking feelings about Donkey Konga, plus we dig into some new indies like Citizen Sleeper, Salt and Sacrifice, and Trek to Yomi, discuss such heady topics as MIDI drums and cow stomachs, and more!

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CHAPTERS

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id spoilers. Thanks for listening.
(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:12) Silent eating in a theater
(00:02:02) What's on the show?
(00:02:13) For the love of audio
(00:14:06) Coming up on the show, please!
(00:14:23) Trek to Yomi [Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 05, 2022
(00:25:14) First Break
(00:25:19) Citizen Sleeper [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on May 05, 2022
(00:42:06) Salt and Sacrifice [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 10, 2022
(00:49:55) Alex's cautionary tale of Early Access
(00:54:35) Second Break
(00:55:34) FIFA and EA are breaking up
(01:07:24) Duke Nukem Forever is finally out, again?
(01:23:07) Summer Games Fest has a date
(01:25:37) Xbox looking to launch its own streaming device?
(01:28:31) Mass Effect 4 rumors
(01:31:20) Reggie is also not a fan of Donkey Konga
(01:38:45) Thanks and wrapping up
(01:39:18) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(01:41:16) What's cooking at Nextlander?
(01:43:56) See ya!

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May 12, 2022
Famous Knots With Funny Names
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This week, an accounting of Vinny's favorite knots, our personal necktie policies, something about American Gladiators, the Embracing of Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, speculation about what will show up at the Xbox/Bethesda not-E3 showcase, games including Knotwords, Nintendo Switch Sports, The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, Loot River, Bugsnax: The Isle of Bigsnax, and more!

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(00:00:11) Intro
(00:01:41) Show rundown
(00:02:00) You guys all like knots?
(00:06:15) Someone had to make the Don Knotts joke...
(00:15:10) The Games (and American Gladiators)
(00:18:08) Nintendo Switch Sports [Nintendo Switch] on Apr 29, 2022
(00:30:23) First Break
(00:32:18) The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe [Linux, Mac, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S] on Apr 27, 2022
(00:40:41) [SPOILER WARNING?] It's not so bad but just in case
(00:42:02) Loot River [Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 03, 2022
(00:50:10) Bugsnax: The Isle of Bigsnax [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch] on Apr 28, 2022
(00:56:02) Assassin's Creed Moment
(00:58:37) Brad pines for Viva Pinata
(01:00:26) Knotwords [Android, Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows), iOS] on Apr 28, 2022
(01:03:11) NOTE: Looks like the price is actually $5 for the year not per month.
(01:09:11) Second Break
(01:09:15) The News
(01:09:50) Portions of Square Enix have been Embraced
(01:24:54) Warcraft Arclight Rumble
(01:32:40) The Xbox & Bethesda Showcase is scheduled
(01:53:49) What really happened to Balan Wonderworld?
(02:00:41) Wrapping up and thanks
(02:02:36) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(02:04:45) Nextlander content updates
(02:05:39) See ya!

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May 05, 2022
The Uwe Oeuvre
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We're in and out of early access this week with a bunch of new releases including Teardown, Rogue Legacy 2, Mythforce, and The Iron Oath, plus: Blizzard's Diablo Immortal about-face, cars with legs, PlayStation nukes, a comprehensive look at video game movie box office history, and more!

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(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:13) Show Rundown
(00:02:06) Move over Cage it's time for Hawk
(00:14:24) Teardown [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 21, 2022
(00:30:44) First Break
(00:30:48) Rogue Legacy 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Apr 28, 2022
(00:42:29) The Iron Oath [Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows), Linux] on Apr 19, 2022
(00:53:13) MythForce [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 20, 2022
(01:03:46) Second Break
(01:04:16) PlayStation adding mandatory game trials?
(01:11:10) Diablo Immortal getting a PC version
(01:15:45) Sega pulling some Sonic games down?
(01:19:21) Ubisoft ending online services in a number of games
(01:27:44) Metal Gear designer wants to make a car
(01:30:04) This is Miyamoto (our movie is delayed)
(01:32:05) The Sonic 2 movie has done quite well
(01:33:59) Alex's Video Game Movie Quiz
(02:10:51) Wrapping up and thanks
(02:11:54) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(02:13:22) Nextlander content updates
(02:14:29) See ya!

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Apr 28, 2022
Tim Conway in: Dorfromantik
7024

This week we turn the crank of Panic's Playdate, finish up Norco, try the PC port of Glover on for size, marvel at the idea of a Crazy Taxi SUPER GAME, speculate about a Streets of Rage movie and a third Portal (and the whereabouts of Erik Wolpaw), and more!

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(00:00:10) Intro
(00:02:36) A nice hot coffee at the wrestle show
(00:04:44) Show rundown
(00:05:52) The perfect hot chocolate
(00:12:33) The Playdate
(00:38:41) First Break
(00:39:02) Norco [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac] on Mar 24, 2022
(00:48:00) Dorfromantik [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 25, 2021
(00:54:18) Glover [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 20, 2022
(01:00:25) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022
(01:12:20) Second Break
(01:13:06) Sega to reboot Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio
(01:19:45) National Labor Board complaint against Nintendo
(01:22:52) Group of shareholders against Activision and Xbox deal
(01:29:37) Hideo Kojima (probably) not joining Sony
(01:36:59) Erik Wolpaw wants to make a new Portal game
(01:44:55) Streets of Rage... THE MOVIE
(01:51:49) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:53:07) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(01:54:56) Nextlander content updates
(01:56:51) See Ya!

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Apr 21, 2022
The Beast at Killing Town
6033

Vinny’s back home and ready to talk about time spent on the infernal bunny slope, our ongoing time with Tunic, Elden Ring, Norco and more, the Max Payne remake(s), Sony’s billion-dollar Epic investment, a fourth (?!) Kingdom Hearts, and Randy Pitchford’s magical real estate moves.

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:30) Going away in the world today takes everything you've got
(00:05:51) Shredding that fresh corn
(00:11:53) Is skiing and/or snowboarding only for the chosen elites?
(00:15:25) Brad's new shoes
(00:16:00) Alex has been getting up to some writing and movie screenings!
(00:21:40) The Games
(00:22:26) Tunic [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Xbox One] on Mar 16, 2022
(00:33:43) First Break
(00:33:52) Norco [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac] on Mar 24, 2022
(00:38:42) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022
(00:41:02) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022
(00:50:19) Second Break
(00:50:23) The News
(00:50:44) Kingdom Hearts 4 is coming!
(00:57:32) Max Payne 1 & 2 are returning!
(01:07:11) More Activision news
(01:12:52) Sony needs to update something... somewhere!
(01:18:00) Sony also needs to explain why it is spending money on the Metaverse
(01:26:31) The Ghost of Tsuhima movie has a writer
(01:29:36) Randy Pitchford purchases a magic house
(01:35:23) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:38:03) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(01:39:39) Keep smiling!
(01:40:14) See ya!

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Apr 14, 2022
Say Yes to the Yoke
6156

Now that releases are slowing down, we’re taking a look at some smaller games this week like the Tribeca-winning Norco, Moss: Book II, and the Kaycee’s Mod add-on for Inscryption, plus the no-really-for-real death of E3, the return of Return to Monkey Island, MODOK thoughts, feet in VR headsets, Vinny’s pilot aspirations, and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avo
id spoilers. Thanks for listening.
(00:00:10) Intro
(00:02:21) Never and always MODOK
(00:05:03) X-rays of things that we should never know
(00:07:43) Don't buy a flying wheel
(00:12:29) The Games
(00:12:49) Norco [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac] on Mar 24, 2022
(00:26:08) First Break
(00:26:44) Inscryption: Kaycee's Mod [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 17, 2021
(00:35:13) Moss: Book II [PlayStation VR] on Mar 31, 2022
(00:42:53) Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on Mar 28, 2022
(00:45:54) Kirby and the Forgotten Land [Nintendo Switch] on Mar 25, 2022
(00:46:47) Weird West [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 31, 2022
(00:50:01) Tunic [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Xbox One] on Mar 16, 2022
(00:51:28) The games we talked about
(00:52:24) Second Break
(00:52:28) News
(00:52:35) E3 2022 or lack of an E3 2022
(01:11:15) Some senators respond to the pending Activision / Microsoft merger
(01:20:06) A new Tomb Raider is officially in the works
(01:24:48) Ron Gilbert is working on a new Monkey Island game
(01:35:55) Hypnospace Outlaw getting a sequel
(01:36:30) Hyper Light Drifter also getting a sequel!
(01:37:12) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:38:21) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
(01:40:21) Nextlander content updates
(01:42:18) See ya!

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Apr 07, 2022
ISO Sorry!
6577

This week the video games are here, including Kirby and the Forgotten Land and Weird West, the end of Ghostwire Tokyo, Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files, and some more Tunic. Also: Sony’s PlayStation Plus Plus announcement, the Breath of the Wild 2 delay, Fast & Furious Crossroads speeds off into the sunset, the six-foot subterranean dog-poop column in Vinny’s backyard, and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avo
id spoilers. Thanks for listening.
(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:26) Brad's new recording setup
(00:03:28) USB is a funky system
(00:05:50) No room for JS date complaining
(00:07:05) Dog poop
(00:10:29) The games
(00:11:14) Kirby and the Forgotten Land [Nintendo Switch] on Mar 25, 2022
(00:23:19) Weird West [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 31, 2022
(00:38:05) First Break
(00:38:09) [Possible Light Spoilers] GhostWire: Tokyo [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Mar 25, 2022
(00:48:41) Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on Mar 28, 2022
(00:52:05) [SPOILERS] Tunic [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Xbox One] on Mar 16, 2022
(00:54:41) [HERE IS THE SPOILER FOR TUNIC]
(00:57:42) [END OF THE SPOILER FOR TUNIC]
(00:58:28) Second Break
(00:58:33) News
(00:58:36) PlayStation Plus Upgrades
(01:23:33) Breath of the Wild sequel delayed
(01:26:31) Funomena possibly shutting down
(01:29:32) Activision Blizzard updates
(01:34:15) Fast & Furious Crossroads being pulled from sale
(01:40:15) Knack back in the news
(01:41:27) Writing the next Fast movie
(01:44:19) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:45:48) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(01:47:27) Nextlander content updates
(01:49:06) Thanks and see ya!

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Mar 31, 2022
With Whom Are You Going?
7766

We’ve all gotten into Ghostwire Tokyo this week and thus we dissect our time in slightly spooky Shibuya, Vinny finished Tunic and has Thoughts (!), Alex and Brad are… still playing Stranger of Paradise, and we cover the latest news, including management issues at Moon Studios and Funomena, the fourth Witcher, , and… controllers with hair?!

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CHAPTERS

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ilers. Thanks for listening.
(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:28) The less I think I about grammar the fewer headaches I get.
(00:10:30) That new Jackass movie
(00:15:36) The Games
(00:16:06) Ghostwire: Tokyo [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Mar 25, 2022
(00:44:51) First Break
(00:44:56) Tunic [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Xbox One] on Mar 16, 2022
(00:58:36) Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 18, 2022
(01:03:49) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022
(01:12:10) Second Break
(01:12:15) News
(01:12:30) Allegations of emotional abuse at various indie studios
(01:19:23) Ori studio workplace culture also in the news
(01:28:03) Gran Turismo 7 ignites controversy over currency
(01:36:15) A new Witcher game is being developed on Unreal 5
(01:46:36) There is no tower high enough for Ubisoft's dream worlds
(01:54:40) Intellivision's Amico is still out there
(01:58:57) Either the worst idea or best idea for a controller
(02:03:50) Wrapping up and thanks
(02:05:29) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
(02:07:00) Nextlander content updates
(02:09:16) See ya!

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Mar 23, 2022
SOPFFO the Clown
6142

The coming of March has blessed us with an end-of-fiscal bounty of games, as we spend a bunch of this week’s episode digging deep into Ghostwire: Tokyo, Tunic, and the ever-baffling Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin. Plus: Vinny’s late-game Horizon thoughts, some speculation about this summer’s E3 window, a quick look at the Dead Space remake, and, uh, it’s raining dinosaurs?

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping aroun
d to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening.
(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:57) Alex came to my house and killed my Xbox
(00:09:18) In the same room? Like, together?
(00:11:10) Show rundown
(00:12:47) The games
(00:12:52) GhostWire: Tokyo [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Mar 25, 2022
(00:30:44) First Break
(00:30:48) Tunic [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Xbox One] on Mar 16, 2022
(00:47:41) Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 18, 2022
(01:02:00) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022
(01:07:47) Second Break
(01:07:51) News
(01:08:33) Sony's State of Play
(01:08:55) Returnal getting co-op
(01:10:00) Exoprimal (that dinosaurs dropping out of the sky game)
(01:10:55) Dino Crisis producer involved with Exoprimal
(01:12:50) Perfect Dark reboot development woes
(01:17:28) No EA Play Live this year
(01:21:50) More Dead Space gets shown
(01:26:21) Xbox will be able to download updates in Energy Saver mode
(01:31:01) New Supermassive game with Lance Henriksen?
(01:34:21) Show recap
(01:35:41) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:36:37) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
(01:38:20) Nextlander content updates
(01:42:09) See Ya!

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Mar 17, 2022
Battle of the Beats
6067

Alex does double duty this week with Gran Turismo 7 and WWE 2K22, our weekly progress checks with Elden Ring and Horizon continue, the Xbox leaves a tiny footprint in Japan, we watch that Obi-Wan trailer, an intra-apartment sonic battle looms, and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avo
id spoilers. Thanks for listening.
(00:00:10) Intro
(00:02:05) The Obi-WAN and other fun network names
(00:09:06) That Obi-Wan teaser
(00:14:43) The Video Games
(00:15:02) Gran Turismo 7 [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5] on Mar 04, 2022
(00:25:49) First Break
(00:25:54) WWE 2K22 [PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Mar 11, 2022
(00:38:33) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022
(00:42:21) [POSSIBLE MINOR ELDEN RING SPOILER]
(00:44:46) [END OF POSSIBLE SPOILER]
(00:48:47) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022
(00:59:33) Second Break
(00:59:37) News
(01:00:04) Elden Ring is a big earner
(01:07:34) GTA V is priced to move on next-gen consoles
(01:12:45) Stalker 2 is on hold due to war
(01:15:13) Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp delayed
(01:17:11) Forspoken delayed until October
(01:19:11) God of War is coming to TV
(01:24:37) Xbox sales figures from Japan
(01:32:48) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:33:54) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
(01:35:45) Quick reminder about podcast timecodes
(01:37:39) Nextlander content updates

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Mar 10, 2022
My Grandfather's Golden Axe
7343

VIDEO GAMES! There are a lot of them out, and we check in with our progress through Horizon and Elden Ring, plus Shadow Warrior 3, Far: Changing Tides, and Destiny 2: The Witch Queen. Also: Epic's Bandcamp acquisition, the words "Fallout: New Vegas 2," a hit list for wrestling talent, and more.

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:10) Intro
(00:00:39) A giant Nextlander Podcast
(00:01:14) Run of show
(00:01:38) Doing side missions in The Banter
(00:02:00) Coming into possession of a CRT
(00:16:31) New Old Stock
(00:20:10) Games
(00:21:01) Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022
(00:39:03) First Break
(00:39:07) [SPOILERS] Horizon Forbidden West
(00:54:46) [END OF HORIZON SPOILERS]
(00:54:51) Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022
(01:09:10) FAR: Changing Tides [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on Mar 01, 2022
(01:13:23) Shadow Warrior 3 [Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 01, 2022
(01:20:11) Destiny 2: The Witch Queen [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 22, 2022
(01:24:37) Second Break
(01:24:42) News
(01:25:31) EA pulling Russian teams from FIFA and NHL
(01:28:22) Ukraine asks Xbox and PlayStation to end support in Russia
(01:32:11) Epic Games acquires Bandcamp
(01:41:41) First rumors of a Fallout New Vegas 2
(01:44:58) Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S
(01:46:35) Tokyo Game Show is returning
(01:51:44) The state of WWE 2K22
(01:57:33) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:58:25) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(02:00:00) Nextlander content updates
(02:01:59) Thanks everyone and see ya!

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Mar 03, 2022
Reach out and Touch Grace
7744

Elden Ring is out this week, and we have gotten drawn into, chewed up by, and spat out of its gaping open-world maw. Plus: some later-game thoughts on Horizon Forbidden West's story twists, thoughts on whether the world needs another Street Fighter, a consideration of the ever-expanding definition of "Microsoft news," and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:10) Intro [My (Vinny) mic is doing some fluttery noise business again that I thought I fixed. Apologies for that, will have to take it apart this weekend]
(00:01:03) Be prepared for some Elden spoiler-ish talk and definitely some Horizon spoiler talk in the game sections
(00:03:27) Escapades in Escape Rooms
(00:08:49) Smashing Cars in the Break Room
(00:13:19) Both shocked and concerned that bad wordplay might be going out of favor
(00:15:42) [POSSIBLE SPOILERS] Elden Ring [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 25, 2022
(00:37:33) First Break
(00:37:37) [POSSIBLE SPOILERS] Elden Ring
(01:09:24) Second Break
(01:09:28) [SPOILERS] Horizon Forbidden West [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 18, 2022
(01:27:50) [END OF SPOILER TALK]
(01:28:15) Destiny 2: The Witch Queen [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Feb 22, 2022
(01:32:27) Third Break
(01:32:31) News
(01:32:41) Street Fighter 6 news
(01:42:57) Capcom Fighting Collection
(01:46:31) Images shown of the PlayStation VR2
(01:51:48) Call of Duty skipping a year in 2023
(01:55:59) Besthesda Store will be no more
(01:59:24) Guardians of the Galaxy didn't sell too well, apparently
(02:04:24) Thanks and wrapping up
(02:05:53) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(02:07:13) Nextlander content updates
(02:08:54) See Ya!

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Feb 24, 2022
A Wack Back Rack
6559

This week's show is all about our evolving thoughts on Horizon: Forbidden West, from art and visual design to combat and gear, the continuation of Zero Dawn's story, and more. Plus: Favorites from the soon-to-be-abolished Wii U and 3DS eShops, an update on the (supposed) Resident Evil 4 remake, Vinny's custom air-cooled wooden console shelf, and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:09) Intro
(00:02:43) What is your current controller storage situation?
(00:09:27) What horrible nightmare could house all this nonsense?
(00:16:35) Horizon Forbidden West [Some Horizon Zero Dawn story spoilers] - PlayStation - February 18
(00:39:13) First Break
(00:39:17) More Horizon Forbidden West [Some Horizon Zero Dawn story spoilers]
(01:17:34) Second Break
(01:17:38) Sifu Updates
(01:19:35) News
(01:19:46) Saying goodbye to the WiiU | 3DS eShop
(01:31:15) Will there ever be a BioShock movie?
(01:34:55) Cyberpunk 2077 gets its Next-Gen update
(01:38:42) Details about Resident Evil 4 Remake surface
(01:42:03) What's next from the creator of Yakuza's new studio?
(01:45:48) Wrapping up and thank you
(01:46:44) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
(01:48:00) Nextlander content updates
(01:49:05) Thanks again and see ya!

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Feb 17, 2022
Microsoft Robert
8072

It's a busy week on this ol' podcast as we get into Sifu, our recent Ghostwire: Tokyo demo, more OlliOlli World, an extensive recap of this week's Nintendo Direct, Intellivision's Amico turmoil, the secret true nature of the Lawnmower Man, and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:10) Intro
(00:00:34) Nothing should be The Lawnmower Man
(00:05:24) Show Rundown
(00:06:22) GhostWire: Tokyo [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Mar 25, 2022
(00:21:33) First Break
(00:21:37) Sifu [PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Feb 08, 2022
(00:43:32) OlliOlli World [Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Feb 08, 2022
(01:00:14) Second Break
(01:00:18) Nintendo Direct
(01:01:45) Chrono Cross Remaster
(01:02:55) Front Mission
(01:03:21) Live A Live
(01:04:30) Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
(01:05:02) Portal
(01:05:29) No Man's Sky
(01:07:21) Klonoa
(01:08:34) Fire Emblem
(01:09:12) Switch Sports
(01:10:57) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC
(01:13:38) Disney Speedstorm
(01:14:00) Kirby and the Forgotten Land
(01:14:52) Splatoon 3
(01:15:30) Mario Strikers: Battle League
(01:16:37) Metroid Dread's new modes
(01:17:27) Earthbound
(01:18:31) Xenoblade Chronicles 3
(01:21:34) Triangle Strategy
(01:21:53) Closing thoughts
(01:25:45) The next GTA is in active development
(01:33:36) Assassin's Creed is getting a smaller, more stealthy, release
(01:38:58) America's Army is shutting down
(01:42:36) Stadia is shifting its focus
(01:48:54) A bit of Capcom was purchased
(01:50:50) Intellivision's Amico might be in trouble
(02:09:55) Thank you and wrapping up
(02:10:17) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
(02:12:04) Thanks and Nextlander upcoming
(02:14:17) See ya

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Feb 10, 2022
Spicoli on the Brain
5990

The game industry continues to contract as we ponder Sony's big ol' acquisition of Bungie and, uh, the New York Times snatching up Wordle, we spent time climbing all over Dying Light 2, Vinny and Alex rate the future of Dark Pictures, that Halo TV series sure looks like something, Danny Trejo cracks a rare smile, and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:10) Intro
(00:00:20) Welcoming back haunting song covers
(00:03:32) Brief podcast rundown before we get into it
(00:04:05) Let's talk about that Halo TV series trailer
(00:15:59) What other games need a TV series?
(00:19:10) Dying Light 2: Stay Human (PlayStation, Xbox, PC) February 4th
(00:41:38) First Break
(00:47:58) The News
(00:48:14) Sony is acquiring Bungie
(01:07:38) New York Times is acquiring... Wordle?
(01:14:42) Second Break
(01:14:46) Discord gets PlayStation integration
(01:17:46) The Dark Pictures folks register some sick names
(01:25:49) Danny Trejo is caught smiling and the world is a better place
(01:30:21) Well, who is next to be acquired this season?
(01:34:36) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:36:00) Content Updates
(01:36:30) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(01:38:14) The week in Nextlander
(01:39:24) See Ya!

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Feb 03, 2022
I Love it Because I Hate It
8309

This week: a little trip to yesteryear with Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves, Brad and Vinny finished RE Village and just have to talk about it, Windjammers 2 and Rainbow Six Extraction came out, The Rock is definitely for sure playing Kratos (right?), Star Wars games for everyone (except DICE), and... the colon makes all the difference.

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:02) DLC for cars
(00:03:24) I own myself almost everyday.
(00:04:12) Give me the cash option versus fighting a bear
(00:06:07) Get your 0-Day Warez for your car
(00:09:55) Ok, now what if I offered you this discounted car?
(00:12:04) Show rundown
(00:13:27) Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PS5, PC) January 27
(00:33:56) First Break
(00:34:00) Windjammers 2 and Rainbow Six Extraction
(00:34:44) Rainbow Six Extraction (PlayStation, Xbox, PC) January 19
(00:42:24) Windjammers 2 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) January 19
(00:47:36) [SPOILERS] Resident Evil Village
(01:09:09) End of Resident Evil Village Spoilers
(01:09:19) Second Break
(01:09:23) News
(01:09:56) EA making three new Star Wars games
(01:11:17) The Colon Makes All The Difference
(01:15:29) Battlefront 3 is not happening at DICE?
(01:17:59) Possible free-to-play portions of Battlefield 2042
(01:22:09) Crysis 4 is happening?
(01:25:43) Phil Spencer mentions some Activision properties he's excited about
(01:34:42) Activision Blizzard and Unions
(01:43:31) Blizzard looking to hire for its next game
(01:47:38) Hitman 3 Year 2 reveals
(01:54:01) Rock is going to be in a mysterious new video game movie
(02:11:52) Show recap
(02:12:34) Wrapping up and thanks
(02:13:25) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(02:14:47) Checkout what's going on at Nextlander
(02:18:19) See Ya!

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Jan 27, 2022
Behind the Green Curtain
7761

At least half of this podcast is about Microsoft buying Activision, because, well, you know, but we also find time for Nobody Saves the World, OlliOlli World, more Resident Evil Village (World), hamsters with drinking problems, the animatronic fate of Jimmy Hoffa, and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:10) Intro
(00:00:54) Where does that leave Teddy Ruxpin?
(00:02:33) It always come back to Chuck E. Cheese
(00:05:00) How many stores are fronts?
(00:09:58) Hamsters drink like a fish?
(00:16:27) Microsoft is acquiring Activision!
(00:39:14) First Break
(00:39:18) More on Microsoft and Activision
(01:21:14) Second Break
(01:21:18) Video Games!
(01:23:05) Nobody Saves the World [Xbox, PC] January 18th
(01:36:54) OlliOlli World [Xbox, PlayStation, PC] February 8th
(01:44:08) [SPOILERS] Resident Evil Village
(02:02:17) [END Of Resident Evil Village]
(02:03:36) Thanks everybody and go check out the Patreon for more
(02:05:21) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
(02:06:43) Thanks for the feedback regarding timestamps
(02:07:58) Content updates
(02:08:50) See ya!

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Jan 20, 2022
Iulian Was Right
7851

We've emerged from the Game of the Year mines ready to tackle 2022's games, starting with... Resident Evil Village! Also: the psychedelic space sheen of The Anacrusis, some ruminating about PlayStation VR2 and the next Switch, a farewell to John Madden, the epic file-naming clash of hyphens vs. underscores, a quick note on podcast ads, and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:09) Intro
(00:02:06) What's on the show
(00:02:17) 2022 is the year I start-using-hyphens_instead_of_underscores?
(00:08:53) We care about developers
(00:11:03) We're all judging you based on your filenames
(00:12:34) I feel no sense of security from this Social Security
(00:18:28) The Anacrusis (Xbox, PC) Early Access
(00:27:59) Resident Evil Village (PlayStation, Xbox, PC) May 2021 (Possible Spoilers)
(00:42:31) First Break
(00:42:36) [SPOILERS] Resident Evil Village and Ethan's hand problems.
(00:50:30) [END OF HAND SPOILERS]
(01:04:49) Second Break
(01:04:53) News
(01:05:31) Details on the new PSVR
(01:21:01) What happened to Magic Leap?
(01:23:10) A fantastic transition to talking about No in-person E3
(01:35:16) Take-two and Zynga
(01:37:27) Samsung's 2022 TVs to ship with Stadia and GeForce Now
(01:43:07) Stalker 2 delayed to December 2022
(01:44:25) Sony to keep the PS4 in production a bit longer
(01:48:41) GamesIndustry.biz analyst predictions and the Switch Pro
(01:56:36) John Madden has passed away
(02:03:22) A quick note about podcast markers and ads
(02:05:55) Thanks everyone
(02:06:26) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
(02:08:21) 2022 is here so let's play some really old games

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Jan 13, 2022
Alex Narrativaro
10332

Our retrospective on the games of 2021 comes to a close (OR DOES IT??) with a long consideration of the best stories of the year, a perhaps longer effort to arrive at the 10 best games of the year, then a quick rundown of the games we're looking forward to in the coming months. Thanks to everyone for supporting us last year and into the future!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:10) Intro
(00:02:25) Game of the Year recap so far
(00:05:43) There will probably be more spoilers than usual. I've marked the games during best story where we go deeper in the narrative.
(00:06:47) Best Story
(00:09:32) Lost Judgment
(00:16:33) Life is Strange: True Colors
(00:18:43) The Forgotten City
(00:26:06) Unpacking
(00:28:59) Jett: The Far Shore
(00:34:41) Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
(00:36:36) Guardians of the Galaxy
(00:43:32) Deathloop
(00:47:25) Mass Effect
(00:49:51) Inscryption
(00:55:07) Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye
(00:58:31) Psychonauts 2
(01:06:30) Break
(01:06:33) Making the Best Story list
(01:16:40) Moving into the overall best games of the year
(01:16:57) Nextlander personal Top Ten lists
(01:18:28) Vinny's Top Eleven Games
(01:19:17) Brad's Top Ten Games
(01:20:07) Alex's Top Ten Games
(01:20:50) Cutting out all the games that didn't make it
(01:36:45) And that leaves us with 20 games that made the list
(01:38:00) Making 20 games into 10 games
(02:07:58) Ordering the best 10 games
(02:28:51) Reading the Top Ten
(02:31:52) The full Nextlander 2021 category recap
(02:35:57) The games of the future!
(02:36:29) Dyling Light 2
(02:37:05) Sifu
(02:37:33) Horizon Forbidden West
(02:38:38) Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
(02:39:30) Stalker 2
(02:40:07) Elden Ring
(02:40:11) Saints Row
(02:40:27) Tunic
(02:40:54) Stray
(02:41:20) Redfall
(02:41:41) Far: Changing Tides
(02:42:21) Advance Wars
(02:42:35) Forspoken
(02:42:57) Starfield
(02:45:51) Bayonetta 3
(02:46:00) ARC Raiders
(02:46:47) The next WWE game
(02:47:33) Ghostwire: Tokyo
(02:48:08) Wrapping up and thanks
(02:48:57) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(02:51:06) Written lists will be posted on Patreon soon
(02:51:56) Thanks and see ya!

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Jan 06, 2022
Zestiest Joie de Vivre
10078

Our chill and agreeable consideration of 2021's best games continues this week (and may or may not conclude), with categories like Best Music, Best Time Loop, the "I Wish I Liked It More" award, the games with the most positive zeal for life, and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:10) Intro
(00:02:33) Categories that are left
(00:04:18) Best Music
(00:53:46) Best Character
(01:33:10) Break
(01:33:13) Zestiest Joie de Vivre
(01:54:46) Best Time Loop
(02:11:46) The "I Wish I Liked It More" Award
(02:41:22) Recapping the day's awards
(02:43:54) Coming up on next week's show
(02:44:30) Wrapping up and thanks!
(02:45:28) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(02:46:51) Be safe and see you all in 2022

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Dec 30, 2021
Twenty Twenty-Fun's Game of the Weird
8873

It's GOTY (pronounced GOAT-Y) time, y'all! We kick things off for 2021 by taking you through all of our personal games of the year from 2011 to 2020, and then we tackle our first handful of categories, including Best Looking Game, and Best Hitman 3 map!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:09) Intro
(00:02:05) The GOTY Setup
(00:04:15) The last 10 years of GOTY
(00:04:54) 2011
(00:08:53) 2012
(00:14:35) 2013
(00:17:47) 2014
(00:24:44) 2015
(00:29:19) 2016
(00:35:18) 2017
(00:40:35) 2018
(00:44:26) 2019
(00:47:45) 2020
(00:56:02) BREAK
(00:56:06) 2021
(00:57:38) Best Looking Game
(00:58:34) The Short List
(01:02:41) (back to) Best Looking Game
(01:35:47) Wait, That Came Out This Year?
(01:52:15) Best Throwback Action Platformer
(02:03:03) Best Hitman 3 Map
(02:20:51) Recap
(02:23:52) Thanks and more GOTY coming up next episode
(02:25:53) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(02:27:22) See ya!

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Dec 23, 2021
Idris Elba as Knuckles
5096

In the wake of the Game Awards, this week we run through a list of our favorite reveals like Arc Raiders, Thirsty Suitors, Rumbleverse (?), Slitterhead (??), and Alan Wake II (???), then get into early impressions of THE GUNK, more of our time with Halo Infinite, that Matrix/Unreal Engine 5 tech demo, Vinny's mental infrastructure week, and more!

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CHAPTERS

(00:00:10) Intro
(00:00:34) Chock full o'Nuts is coffee, right? BernstEin Bears
(00:02:40) The news from the Game Awards
(00:04:23) Rumbleverse
(00:07:30) Thirsty Suitors
(00:10:10) Alan Wake II
(00:14:20) Homeworld 3
(00:16:18) Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2
(00:17:15) Star Trek: Resurgence
(00:19:00) The Expanse
(00:20:41) Sonic Frontiers
(00:26:24) Nightingale
(00:28:43) Slitterhead
(00:30:18) Arc Raiders
(00:35:14) Somerville
(00:36:35) Have A Nice Death
(00:37:33) Imagine Dragons x  Supergiant Games
(00:41:51) Quantic Dreams
(00:42:47) It Takes Two
(00:43:28) Destiny 2
(00:46:38) Break
(00:46:41) The games we've played recently
(00:47:47) Halo Infinite
(00:56:33) The Gunk
(01:06:56) The Matrix Awakens
(01:17:49) Recapping the games
(01:19:52) Wrapping up and thanks!
(01:22:00) Mysterious Benefactor Shout Outs
(01:24:04) See Ya!

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Dec 16, 2021
The Grapple Kerflapple
5695

Halo Infinite is no longer delayed! Now it's released, and we grapple our way through the first few hours, plus some questing (and whispering) in space with Chorus, Sony's rumored Game Pass competitor, the Battlefield/Respawn shakeup, Vinny's adventure with home COVID tests, Ubisoft's alarmingly quick foray into an actual NFT business, and more!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:10 Intro
00:01:17 We don't actually have an office. Just our desks.
00:02:09 Here's to your health!
00:03:11 I can swab my own dang nose whenever I'd like. Thank you.
00:06:14 Halo Infinite (PC, Xbox) December 8th
00:36:49 Chorus (PC, PlayStation, Xbox) December 3rd
00:44:51 Solar Ash (PC, PlayStation) December 2nd
00:47:43 Halo Infinite discussion redux
00:50:30 Break
00:50:33 News
00:51:25 Vince Zampella to oversee Battlefield franchise
01:00:32 Workers at Raven walk out
01:05:23 Activision will not be showing at The Game Awards
01:06:29 Sony possibly getting closer to their version of Game Pass
01:15:51 Take-Two continues its trademark wars
01:19:47 Ubisoft to bring NFTs to Breakpoint?
01:27:15 The Matrix is coming to Unreal 5 in some form
01:29:16 Wrapping up and thanks
01:31:05 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
01:33:04 Nextlander upcoming and updates
01:34:00 See ya!

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Dec 09, 2021
Caravella's Caffeine Clothing
6298

We've entered the December doldrums, but there's no need to fret! We've got Solar Ash to talk about, alongside the 1.0 release of Fights in Tight Spaces and a little more on Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus, all the news you can use, and probably then some! 

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CHAPTERS 

00:00:10 Intro
00:02:07 A little tale about caffeine
00:07:09 The part where we make both unsubstantiated and substantiated claims about caffeine
00:10:00 I had to switch to decaf soap after 6PM
00:12:20 Solar Ash (PlayStation, PC) - December 2
00:38:09 Fights in Tight Spaces (Xbox, PC) - December 2
00:47:06 Guardians of the Galaxy (PlayStation, Xbox, PC) - October 26
00:53:13 Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox, PC) - November 9
00:57:24 Break
00:57:27 News
00:58:05 Titanfall will stop being sold in March 2022
01:05:38 GOG not making money currenty and refocusing strategy
01:12:42 Resident Evil 4 Remake art leaked? Possibly?
01:18:54 Is Chrono Cross also destined for a re-something?
01:24:02 Dragon Age creative director leaves BioWare
01:26:30 GTA Trilogy physical editions delayed
01:29:25 Brief mention that Dreams got a fairly big update
01:30:46 Half-Life 3 might not be a real game but maybe a new Half-Life game is coming to the Stream Deck?
01:37:46 Will we get more announcements soon?
01:38:25 Wrapping up and thanks!
01:40:57 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
01:43:12 Show recap and looking forward
01:44:39 See ya

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Dec 02, 2021
Three Kinds of Foul
5579

This week we're feeling thankful for many and varied kinds of bird flesh, the interstellar skateboarding of Exo One, building real rockets to conquer fake YouTube in Next Space Rebels, more Halo Infinite multiplayer, a quick recap of our year so far in games and some loose GOTY planning, the Harmonix/Epic buyout, the coming year two of Hitman 3, something something Mass Effect TV show, and more!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:09 Intro
00:00:50 Nothing inappropriate about Turducken... or is there?
00:02:59 Duck-Chicken-Turkey or Chicken-Duck-Turkey?
00:06:35 Early recording this week
00:09:15 Ain't no sunshine in the basement
00:10:13 Let's talk about some video games
00:10:41 Exo One (PC, Xbox)
00:19:37 Next Space Rebels (PC, Xbox) [Switch delayed to 2022]
00:29:26 We shall begin the review of the games of the year... now
00:30:01 Halo again old friend
00:36:24 Making the list of 2021 games
00:51:20 Break
00:51:23 News
00:52:24 Epic Games buys Harmonix
01:00:57 We're using metaverse unironicalily now?
01:06:06 The Activision Block (Will Bobby Kotick stay or go?)
01:15:11 We're getting even more Hitman 3?!
01:19:21 Kojima Production expands into TV and film
01:21:32 An earnest appeal for a proper Mass Effect show
01:28:32 Wrapping up and thanks
01:29:09 Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
01:31:24 Nextlander content and scheduling stuff
01:32:39 See Ya

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Nov 25, 2021
Alex's Over-the-Hill Pills
9746

New releases from Halo, Battlefield, and Grand Theft Auto have us feeling a bit like it's 2002 this week, the latest revelations about Activision misconduct might just spell the end for  Bobby Kotick, Panic's Playdate is delayed by the battery gremlins, Xbox has over 70 new back-compat games (and maybe a 1 Vs. 100 revival), and Alex schemes to hang onto his 30s eternally. All that and more, in this here podcast!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:09 Intro
00:01:25 Happy Birthday Alex
00:04:20 Set your baud rate
00:05:30 Halo Infinite Multiplayer Beta (Xbox, PC)
00:31:02 Battlefield 2042 (PlayStation, Xbox, PC)
01:01:32 Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition (PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Switch)
01:18:04 Custom soundtrack support in games
01:21:34 Break
01:21:38 News
01:22:34 Activision and Bobby Kotick news
01:43:12 The Playdate is going to be delayed
01:47:58 Saints Row reboot delayed six months
01:49:20 Possible name and setting for Quantic Dream's Star Wars game?
01:57:05 Somehow Hot Coffee continues to scald in the PC release of GTA
01:59:25 Is Xbox bringing back 1 vs 100 in some form?
02:05:56 No more backwards compatible games after this batch for Xbox
02:15:14 Don't forget about Skate 2 and also we're shutting down the servers
02:16:29 Interview with Xbox's Jason Ronald
02:35:44 Wrapping up and thanks
02:38:01 Mysterious Benefactor Tier
02:39:52 Nextlander content and updates
02:42:12 See ya

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Nov 18, 2021
A Five-Dog Spread
10182

This week's jumbo-sized episode features chatter about everything from our time with the Elden Ring network test to the Horizon festival's gentrification of the world, a full spoilercast on Inscryption, our guesses about the next Mass Effect, musings on open-world Mario (and open-world Sonic), an interview with Jett: The Far Shore developer Craig Adams, and more!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:10 Intro
00:02:06 Alex shares a moment with the kitten
00:03:31 The big dog is in the house
00:07:50 Elden Ring Network Test
00:30:30 Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox, PC)
00:49:06 Unpacking (Xbox, PC, Switch)
00:52:25 !!SPOILERS!! Inscryption Ending Discussion
01:24:11 !!END OF INSCRYPTION SPOILERS
01:24:29 Break
01:24:33 News
01:25:17 The Nintendo News Nook
01:39:30 An open-world Sonic game is coming?
01:44:13 The Tomorrow Children is coming back?
01:48:58 Unity purchases Weta's tools and assets
01:56:45 The Gunk gets a release date
01:57:45 A new SteamWorld game is in the works?
01:59:15 Steam Deck delayed by two months
02:00:08 Grand Theft Auto soundtrack news
02:06:17 Mass Effect missing expansion modded back in
02:06:57 Mass Effect 4 teaser art
02:14:49 Extra Life is still happening http://tinyurl.com/nxlel
02:16:00 Interview with Craig Adams of Jett: The Far Shore
02:45:18 Wrapping up and thanks
02:46:13 Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts
02:48:06 Nextlander content updates
02:49:27 See Ya

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Nov 11, 2021
Big Kahuna Bunger
6638

This week, we find Unpacking delightfully earnest and Inscryption delightfully bizarre, get into more Guardians of the Galaxy and Darkest Dungeon II, talk through another of our trademark Blizzard Blocks, say the words "NFT" and "metaverse" more than anyone needs to hear, speculate about a Quake reboot, think longingly about bugsnax of immense size, and more!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:09 Intro
00:00:35 Key-Gens and Greets to the VinDog
00:03:04 Who's down with that new WebP?
00:05:06 Four letter extensions should be banned
00:05:30 Hey, they've come to get their floosters
00:07:42 Time for the games
00:08:22 Unpacking (Xbox, PC, Switch)
00:28:32 Inscryption (PC)
00:35:58 Eastward (PC, Switch)
00:37:20 Guardians of the Galaxy (PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC)
00:45:02 Darkest Dungeon II (PC)
00:50:05 Far Cry 6
00:53:03 2021 in games
00:58:24 Break
00:59:11 Blizzard News Block
01:16:02 Ubisoft news concerning NFTs and Play-To-Earn?
01:32:55 Amy Henning working on a Marvel game
01:35:40 Bugsnax getting free DLC
01:37:43 Switch modder actually named Gary Bowser pleads guilty
01:41:35 Id Software is hiring for Fantasy and Sci-Fi artists
01:45:49 Just an amazing segue from Brad
01:45:57 Thanks and wrapping up
01:46:40 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shout Outs
01:47:59 Nextlander upcoming and updates
01:50:18 See Ya

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Nov 04, 2021
Ready to Flark Scrat Up
7603

This week! Guardians of the Galaxy makes a surprise positive showing, Age of Empires IV gives us strong History Channel vibes, spoilers for Inscryption and Metroid Dread fly left and right, Warner Bros. makes a Smash Bros., the Switch's N64 games leave something to be desired, "Wu-Tang Clan RPG in the works at Microsoft" is a phrase said aloud, and more!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:10 Intro
00:00:46 Creepy kids or creepy demons?
00:02:53 Halloween Costumes
00:10:29 Guardians of the Galaxy [PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Switch Cloud] October 26
00:36:02 Age of Empires 4 [PC] October 28
00:48:06 Darkest Dungeon 2 (Early Access) [PC]
00:54:33 !!!SPOILERS FOR INSCRYPTION and METROID DREAD SECTION!!!
00:56:15 !!!SPOILERS-Inscryption
01:09:18 !!SPOILERS-Metroid Dread
01:24:44 !!!END OF SPOILERS!!!
01:25:12 Break
01:25:15 News
01:26:05 Halo Infinite campaign video
01:36:53 Uncharted movie trailer
01:42:28 Nintendo Expansion Pack emulation issues reported
01:47:11 Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp delayed
01:48:33 Returnal gets ability to suspend a run
01:50:37 News of the Weird
01:51:29 Warner making a Smash clone?
01:53:22 Suda51 Deadpool game?
01:53:48 Wu-Tang RPG in the works?
01:59:53 Blizzard cancels BlizzCon
02:01:04 Wrapping up
02:02:03 Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shout Outs
02:04:24 Nextlander Content Updates
02:06:23 See ya!

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Oct 28, 2021
The Worst West
7962

Indie games rule the roost around here this week, with Inscryption clutching us in its sinister grip, and The Riftbreaker, Into the Pit, and The Good Life filling out the roster. Also: more Metroid Dread, Kratos on Steam, Nintendo's Expansion Pack, Rocksteady's Suicide Squad reveal, the current whereabouts of Maurice Rocca and Samuel Fisher, and more!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:10 Intro
00:02:01 You're just getting more screen for your green!
00:07:33 Ranking of Nuts
00:08:19 Show rundown
00:08:51 Inscryption (PC)
00:20:59 Metroid Dread (Switch)
00:40:05 The Riftbreaker (PC, Xbox, PlayStation
00:47:50 Into the Pit (PC, Xbox)
00:54:01 The Good Life (PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch)
01:04:31 Life is Strange: True Colors
01:08:59 Jett: The Far Shore (PlayStation, PC)
01:10:56 Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye
01:16:54 Games Recap
01:17:52 Shadowgate? (NES)
01:19:08 News
01:19:56 A Mo Rocca moment
01:20:47 A new Splinter Cell is (probably) really happening
01:29:54 Nintendo's Animal Crossing Direct
01:30:40 Nintendo's new price for their online service
01:40:59 God of War (2018) is coming to the PC
01:48:54 SkateBIRD got some updates?
01:49:31 Rocksteady's new Suicide Squad game gets a trailer
01:57:09 Allegations of harrassment at Paradox
02:00:46 What's up with BioWare?
02:05:35 Show recap
02:06:47 Wrapping up and Thank Yous!
02:07:30 Mysterious Benefactor Shout Outs
02:09:43 Nextlander content and business updates
02:12:20 See Ya!

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Oct 21, 2021
Across the Shyamalaniverse
8640

This humdinger of an ep features a long chat about Metroid Dread (and Switch emulation), thoughts on our time with Sable and Back 4 Blood, more on Jett and the Outer Wilds DLC, and discussion of the four-day game dev work week, the right to repair Xboxes, EA's FIFA faceoff, the future of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, and more! 

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CHAPTERS

00:00:10 Intro
00:01:56 Free Brad from his meat prison
00:04:00 Was the movie Signs a real brain spooker?
00:06:09 The many works of M. Night
00:10:47 I'll take my media with just a twist of twist
00:12:29 Metroid Dread (Switch)
00:45:39 People also playing Dread on the PC?
00:57:20 Sable (PC, Xbox)
01:04:11 Break
01:04:48 Back 4 Blood (PC, Xbox)
01:18:36 Jett: The Far Shore (PC, PlayStation)
01:25:40 Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye (DLC)
01:30:46 News
01:31:12 Two Eidos studios move to a  4-day work week
01:47:39 New leadership at Yakuza dev
01:52:57 Microsoft considering Right to Repair
02:04:43 EA might not renew FIFA license?
02:10:00 GTA Trilogy confirmed
02:12:19 Dragon Quest composer passes away
02:15:52 Wrapping it up
02:18:46 Thanks and Nextlander content update
02:21:13 Mysterious Benefactor Shout Outs
02:22:52 Thanks for being awesome and see ya!

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Oct 14, 2021
Handcuffed to a Desk
7765

This week we consider the rocket backpacks and guerrilla spirit of Far Cry 6, the meditative sci-fi mood of Jett: The Far Shore, the [redacted] and [redacted] of the Outer Wilds DLC, that big ol' Twitch hack, Windows the Eleventh, some good Battlefield news for the Caravellas, a home for Dinobots, keyholes that may need sealing, and more!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:10 Intro
00:02:19 News about the big package
00:04:57 What is Alex collecting?!
00:10:35 The joys of a digital collection
00:13:23 Show Rundown
00:14:06 Far Cry 6 [PS, XB, PC] October 7th
00:46:09 Jett: The Far Shore [PS, PC] October 5th
01:05:27 Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye - September 28
01:12:03 Break
01:12:07 Jett correction (It's 30 bucks)
01:13:30 Is there a 4K Switch in development?
01:20:18 Sony buys Bluepoint Games
01:23:17 The eleventh Windows is here!
01:33:25 Breaking - Twitch was hacked
01:42:16 A new character just flew into Smash Bros and boy are his arms Sora
01:50:38 GTA is still, probably, getting a remaster?
01:56:02 BF 2042 current gen editions get you last gen as well
02:03:46 Show recap
02:05:15 Thanks everyone for listening and the support
02:06:38 Mysterious Benefactor Shout Outs
02:08:57 See ya!

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Oct 07, 2021
017: The Prototypical Hoth Level
7171

This week Death Stranding has us in the grip of its madness once again, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a delight, there's... a very good Hot Wheels game (?!), Actraiser is kinda-sorta back, Nintendo motion picture stunt casting is on everyone's mind, Japan is hoarding all the six-button Mega Drive pads, there's somehow yet another Activision Blizzard lawsuit, and more!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:10 Intro
00:04:08 Death Stranding: Director’s Cut (PS5)
00:33:26 Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5, PS4, PC)
00:45:14 Hot Wheels: Unleashed (PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC)
00:55:13 Actraiser: Renaissance (PS4, Switch, PC, Mobile)
01:01:42 Lost Judgment (PlayStation, Xbox)
01:04:57 Game Recap
01:06:07 News
01:06:23 Nintendo Direct news
01:06:45 Let's talk about that Mario movie casting
01:23:53 Kirby and the Forgotten Land
01:25:48 Bayonetta 3
01:29:01 N64 and Genesis games coming to Switch Online
01:33:49 Somone remake Shadows of the Empire
01:36:56 Crystal Dynamics is working on the Perfect Dark reboot
01:38:34 Marvel's Avengers is coming to Game Pass?
01:40:23 Netflix making moves in the gaming space
01:43:57 Activision Blizzard is sued again and announces settlement?
01:49:03 New tools coming to Twitch to help manage hate raids?
01:51:59 Show recap
01:53:03 Wrapping up and thanks!
01:54:03 Mysterious Benefactor tier shout outs
01:55:58 Nextlander Content Updates
01:58:29 See Ya Everyone!

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Sep 30, 2021
A Gun That Shoots Yagamis
6993

Alex is lost in Lost Judgment this week, Brad loves playing defense in Deathloop, we all brought back a photographic travelogue from Toem, Quantic Dream might be making a Star Wars game (?!?), and things just keep getting worse for Activision Blizzard. Plus: an interview with Outer Wilds creative director Alex Beachum!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:09 Intro
00:00:36 The Education of Drivers
00:07:03 The early days of jumping into random cars
00:08:20 Do apps solve everything?
00:10:11 Lost Judgment (PlayStation, Xbox) Sept 24
00:25:18 Better late than never show rundown!
00:25:50 Life is Strange: True Colors
00:30:35 Deathloop (PS5, PC) Sept 14
00:49:52 Toem (PS5, Switch, PC) Sept 17
00:54:13 SkateBIRD (PC, Xbox, Switch) Sept 16
00:59:18 Break
00:59:37 News
00:59:57 Quantic Dream is making a Star Wars game?
01:07:16 The Blizzard Block (SEC is investigating Activision Blizzard)
01:15:12 Apple and Epic are still fighting
01:19:38 Norse God of War might only be a two game series
01:26:39 Is it time for more Twisted Metal?
01:29:23 Yuji Naka is the most independent developer he can be
01:31:42 A cut so deep it might go all the way through
01:33:15 Outer Wilds interview with Alex Beachum
01:49:46 Thanks and Show Wrap Up
01:52:04 Mysterious Benefactor Shout Outs
01:53:42 Nextlander content and upcoming
01:55:44 See ya!

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Sep 23, 2021
Pairer Beware
8095

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!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:09 Intro
00:02:04 Cleaning the Windows
00:14:09 Deathloop (PS5, PC) Sept 14
01:00:21 Break
01:00:49 WarioWare: Get It Together (Switch) Sept 10
01:14:13 Lost in Random (PS4, XBO, PC, Switch) Sept 10th
01:22:41 News
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

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Sep 16, 2021
The Unhappy-Kid Exclusion Zone
5392

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.

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CHAPTERS

00:00:10 Intro
00:01:20 The dangers of Yes, and...
00:03:19 The rundown of the show
00:04:52 Where was everyone this weekend?
00:09:06 GAMES
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
00:46:39 Break
00:46:45 News
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

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Sep 09, 2021
Free Mom From the Bathroom
6047

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!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:08 Intro
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)
00:51:19 Break
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!

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Sep 02, 2021
A Xeno Named Matilda
5804

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.

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CHAPTERS

00:00:10 Intro
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?
00:59:18 News
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!

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Aug 26, 2021
Piles of Memetic Excrement
6273

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.

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CHAPTERS

00:00:09 Intro
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.
00:53:50 Break
00:53:55 Humankind (PC) Released Aug 17, 2021.
01:13:55 Atrio: The Dark Wild (PC) Early Access
01:15:11 News
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!
01:44:20 END

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Aug 19, 2021
Quality Value Convenience
6459

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!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:07 Intro
00:00:47 City Slickers
00:03:56 Nicolas Cage is heating up
00:20:26 Games
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
01:03:43 Break
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

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Aug 12, 2021
Kneading Biscuits in Your Brain
8291

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.

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CHAPTERS

00:00:10 Intro
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
01:08:43 Break
01:08:48 News
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
02:17:55 BYE!

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Aug 05, 2021
Episode Otho
8064

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.

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CHAPTERS

00:00:10 Intro
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
01:13:16 Break
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
02:13:57 Goodbye!

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Jul 29, 2021
Tom Clancy's Punk Rock Mosh Pit
8113

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.

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CHAPTERS

00:00:10 Intro
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
00:12:36 News
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?
01:22:03 Break
01:22:06 GAMES!
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

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Jul 22, 2021
Ham to the Home
6984

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.

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CHAPTERS

00:00:00 Intro
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
01:08:50 Break
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
01:56:15 END

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Jul 15, 2021
Shinra Switches Get What They Deserve
9140

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!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:00 Intro
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?
01:20:26 Break
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.

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Jul 08, 2021
Chargin' Chuck and the Boo in the Mornings
8174

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!

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CHAPTERS

0:00:00 Intro
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
0:53:15 Break
0:53:22 Lego Builder's Journey
1:02:39 Maybe some FF7 game talk next week?
1:04:22 News!
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

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Jul 01, 2021
I Need a Moment!
6827

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!  

CHAPTERS

0:00:00 Intro
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
0:43:39 Griftlands
1:13:47 Break
1:13:52 Bear and Breakfast
1:20:44 Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
1:25:54 News
1:26:20 Fortnite?
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
1:52:25 Goodbye!

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Jun 24, 2021
Metroid vs. Predator
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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!

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CHAPTERS

00:00:00  Intro
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
00:29:29  Replaced
00:31:03  Slime Rancher 2
00:31:15  Contraband
00:33:53  Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
00:34:58  WarioWare: Get it Together
00:36:29  12 Minutes
00:37:55  Redfall
00:40:12  Starfield
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
00:58:15  Somerville
01:01:41  Forza Horizon 5
01:06:30  Break
01:06:33  Games We Wished Were There
01:06:51  State of Decay 3
01:09:18  Everwild
01:11:28  Fable
01:12:26  Perfect Dark
01:14:09  Beyond Good and Evil 2
01:14:34  Scorn
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
01:50:30  Wrapups
01:51:46  Backer Appreciation
01:55:43  Nextlander Housekeeping
01:57:25  The Actual End

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Jun 17, 2021
Welcome to Bee3
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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!

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Jun 10, 2021
Ready to Launch!
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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!

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Jun 07, 2021