The Nextlander Podcast

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 Apr 27, 2022
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 Jun 15, 2021
Heard about this in Brad and Will's podcast and almost cried I was so happy. I'm thrilled to be on this journey with the Neck Slander team!

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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
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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 00:03:00 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 19, 2022
Use Your Drum Brain
6255
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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 (00:01:12) 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 12, 2022
Famous Knots With Funny Names
7557
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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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. (00:00:11) 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 05, 2022
The Uwe Oeuvre
8081
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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 (00:01:13) 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 (00:02:36) 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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. Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apr 14, 2022
Say Yes to the Yoke
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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?! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) 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 spo 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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? Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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. Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mar 03, 2022
Reach out and Touch Grace
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 17, 2022
Microsoft Robert
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 10, 2022
Spicoli on the Brain
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Feb 03, 2022
I Love it Because I Hate It
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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. Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 27, 2022
Behind the Green Curtain
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 20, 2022
Iulian Was Right
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 13, 2022
Alex Narrativaro
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jan 06, 2022
Zestiest Joie de Vivre
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 30, 2021
Twenty Twenty-Fun's Game of the Weird
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 23, 2021
Idris Elba as Knuckles
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 16, 2021
The Grapple Kerflapple
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 09, 2021
Caravella's Caffeine Clothing
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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!  Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dec 02, 2021
Three Kinds of Foul
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 25, 2021
Alex's Over-the-Hill Pills
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 18, 2021
A Five-Dog Spread
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 11, 2021
Big Kahuna Bunger
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nov 04, 2021
Ready to Flark Scrat Up
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 28, 2021
The Worst West
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 21, 2021
Across the Shyamalaniverse
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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!  Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 14, 2021
Handcuffed to a Desk
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Oct 07, 2021
017: The Prototypical Hoth Level
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 30, 2021
A Gun That Shoots Yagamis
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 23, 2021
Pairer Beware
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 16, 2021
The Unhappy-Kid Exclusion Zone
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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. Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 09, 2021
Free Mom From the Bathroom
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sep 02, 2021
A Xeno Named Matilda
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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. Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 26, 2021
Piles of Memetic Excrement
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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. Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 19, 2021
Quality Value Convenience
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 12, 2021
Kneading Biscuits in Your Brain
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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. Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Aug 05, 2021
Episode Otho
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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. Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 29, 2021
Tom Clancy's Punk Rock Mosh Pit
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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. Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 22, 2021
Ham to the Home
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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. Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 15, 2021
Shinra Switches Get What They Deserve
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 08, 2021
Chargin' Chuck and the Boo in the Mornings
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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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 01, 2021
I Need a Moment!
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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! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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! Advertise on The Nextlander Podcast at Gumball.fm, or support us on Patreon! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 07, 2021