• Tetris Effect vs. Pac-Man Championship Edition Deluxe

    Bro joins Murph and Abram (from Backlog Banter and Lost in Cult) in the space between spaces, in our first ever head to head episode! Two games enter the game of the week, one game leaves.

    We are talking Sker Ritual, Devil May Cry 3, Buckshot Roulette,Murph FINALLY plays the next Yakuza game: Judgment. We go over the Itch.io Palestinian Relief Bundle because we support Palestine's right to exist, and we put two of the best games ever made head to head: Tetris Effect and Pac-Man Championship Edition Deluxe! It's a hell of an episode, a must listen!

    Oh, and Abram finally brings a positive voice to the Dragon's Dogma 2 discourse!

    Whatcha Playin'

    5:00 Devil May Cry 1 and 3

    11:00 Buckshot Roulette

    15:35 Sker Ritual

    18:50 Judgment

    31:15 Dragon's Dogma 2

    Variety Minute

    50:30 Itch.io Palestinian Relief Bundle

    Games of the Week

    1:12:00 Tetris Effect vs. Pac-Man Championship Edition

    2h 2m - Apr 28, 2024
  • Harvester: A Thirst for Blood

    Bro seems to have awaken in a bind. He has amnesia and doesn't remember that he hosts a podcast with his suspicious co-host Murph.

    In this episode, they talk about a whole bunch of stuff, like playing poker and playing Lily. Also, Murph plays Dragon's Dogma 2 and isn't sure how to feel about it.

    Our game of the week is Harvester, a controversial point and click adventure that Murph loves. Check out this wild ride with us.

    whatcha playin

    1:30 - Balatro (2024)

    9:00 - Tekken 8 (2024)

    15:00 - Crypt Stalker (2020)

    20:30 - Dragon's Dogma 2 (2024)

    Variety Minute

    36:00 - Controversial Video Games

    Game of the Week

    1:01:00 - Harvester (1996)

    1h 40m - Apr 18, 2024
  • Paper Mario: Timed Button Podcast

    Tucker from the Backlog Banter has joined us for another podcast brawl! This time we talk about Dragon's Dogma 2, that Princess Peach game, Bro plays Pizza Tower again and Boltgun!

    Most importantly, we cover Mario in his most paperrific form. Paper Mario 64! It's one Bro's favorite games and Tucker and Murph weigh in with their opinions. Does it match the fabled Thousand Year Door? What about Super Mario RPG? There's only one way to find out.

    Whatcha Playin

    2:15 Dragon's Dogma 2 (2024)

    10:45 Boltgun (2024)

    15:30 Five Nights at Freddy's (2014)

    24:30 Guilty Gear Strive ABA and Pizza Tower Noise updates

    32:25 Princess Peach: Showtime! (2024)

    Variety Minute

    43:15 Mario Spin-Off Titles

    Game of the Week

    1:07:25 Paper Mario (2000)

    1h 53m - Apr 3, 2024
  • Devil May Cry 3: a Devil May Laugh.

    NOW WE ARE MOTIVATED! Bro misses Murph as Murph has disappeared. Bro finds a Laugh/Timo Reinecke, wandering the wastes as a Ronin.

    We talk about Star Wars Dark Forces, Metal Gear Solid Collection, Mario vs Donkey Kong, Slave Zero X, Akira Toriyama's contribution to culture and primarily gaming, and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (again).

    The game of the week is Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening. It's a sick experience full of stylish combos and deep delicious analysis.

    Time Stamps:

    0:00 Intro with Laugh (and some visual novel recommendations)

    4:00 Metal Gear Solid Collection (2023)

    9:30 Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2024 remake)

    16:45 Star Wars: Dark Forces (2024 rerelease)

    22:00 Slave Zero X (2024)

    25:30 Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (2024)

    Variety Minute

    33:00 A small look at Akira Toriyama's contribution to gaming and his work

    Game of the Week

    47:45 Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (2005)

    1h 46m - Mar 11, 2024
  • Dark Souls 2: And Some Final Fantasy Too

    WHAT AN EPISODE! Brendan Hesse from the Crawl, a series regular, returns to talk a whole bunch of stuff with Murph and Bro.

    We talk about Shiren 6, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Arzette, Void Stranger, and Lysfanga! Then we ask ourselves the essential question: what was the first sin of gaming? The answer may surprise you!

    After that we talk about a game Bro always loves to yap on about, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. The real question is, does Murph like the game?

    Time stamps

    0:30 Brendan is back!!!!

    1:50 Shiren 6 (2024)

    15:00 Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore (2024)

    20:30 Yeah! You Want "Those Games," Right? So Here You Go! Now, Let's See You Clear Them! (2023)

    26:30 Ed in Street Fighter 6

    31:00 Lysfanga (2024)

    36:00 Void Stranger (2023)

    42:10 Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (2024)

    Variety Minute

    1:13:40 The Original Sin of Gaming

    Game of the Week

    1:35:30 Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (2015)

    3h 9m - Mar 4, 2024
  • Fist of the North Star Lost Paradise: A Very Long Yakuza Minute

    You are already read,

    just kidding this is the new season of the Daydreamcast. Bro and Murph catch up with a LOT of games. It's completely action packed!


    Whatcha Playin

    2:20 - Astalon Tears of the Earth

    6:30 - Desperados 3

    14:00 - The Finals

    19:45 - Sephonie

    26:30 - Persona 3 Reload

    36:00 - Tekken 8

    Variety Minute

    47:00 - Steam Next Fest Demos

    Game of the Week

    1:31:30 - Fist of the North Star Lost Paradise (2018)

    2h 8m - Feb 13, 2024
  • Quackshot: Blast From the Past (With Pavlos!)

    Pavlos is back! Murph and Bro team up with the OG Daydreamcast host to cover all things DUCK. We talk about Pavlos's reformation, and a bunch of other games such as Rainworld and Lies of P


    Whatcha Playin'

    8:00 Octopath Traveller (2021)

    15:00 Rainworld (2017)

    27:35 Dead By Daylight (2015) Chucky's DLC

    33:00 Great Ace Attorney 2 (2018)

    49:30 Lies of P (2023)

    Variety Minute

    1:14:00 Disney Games (Mostly Donald Games)

    Game of the Week

    1:31:00 Quackshot (1991Z)

    2h 4m - Dec 11, 2023
  • Fatal Frame 2 Crimson Butterfly: Always Together (w/ Will Borger and Thomas Wilde)

    Thomas Wilde and Will Borger join Murph and Bro for a spooktacular adventure! Thomas talks spidey, Will talks Tekken, Murph talks Mario Wonder, and Bro talks about everything in between! The variety minute is PS2 generation horror games, and the game of the week is one of the scariest games ever made!

    A link to Will Borger's current Tekken 8 work:


    A link to Thomas's Fatal Frame content and sources within:


    Time stamps

    Whatcha Playin

    4:30 Spider-Man 2 (2023)

    18:30 Tekken 8 Preview (2024)

    32:10 Super Mario Brothers Wonder (2023)

    Variety Minute

    44:30 PS2 era horror games

    Game of the Week

    1:17:30 Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly (2003)

    2h 17m - Oct 31, 2023
  • Castlevania Rondo of Blood: A Nocturnal Delight (w/ Lucas White)

    It's October, and that's Castlevania month now! We join writer Lucas White to analyze a whole bunch of games. We're talking cyberpunk (again), Jackbox, Dragon Quest 2, and a whole bunch of others. Then we do something different for the variety minute and cover the Castlevania timeline. We top it all off with an analysis of Rondo of Blood. Join us for the wild ride.

    Time Stamps:

    0:00 Introduction

    4:30 Dragon Quest 2 (1987)

    11:00 Cyberpunk 2077 (2020)

    19:00 Alan Wake (2010)

    26:45 Jackbox Party Pack 10 (2023)

    37:15 Omega Quintet (2015)

    Variety Minute

    49:30 The Castlevania timeline

    Game of the Week

    1:14:30 Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

    1h 59m - Oct 19, 2023
  • The Riven Episode: The Sequel to the Myst Episode

    We have returned, with a sequel to the banger episode of Myst from last season. Will we have the same affection and praise for Riven, or is this a more complex entry than we've bargained for?

    Bro talks about Ghost at Dawn, Guilty Gear Strive, and Armored Core. Murph talks Yakuzas (plural!) and En Garde!


    Whatcha Playin'

    1:30 Ghost at Dawn (2023)

    8:00 Guilty Gear Strive (2021)

    15:15 En Garde! (2023)

    21:00 Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (2023)

    28:00 Yakuza Minute (6 and Black Panther)

    Variety Minute

    46:00 Dream remakes and remasters

    Game of the Week

    1:16:00 Riven: The Sequel to Myst

    1h 59m - Oct 7, 2023
  • PAX West 2023 (With Friends!)

    Murph returns from the lands to the north (Seattle) with tales of a wonderous gallery of games and developers (PAX West 2023). There he ran into some other like-minded friends. Brendan from The Crawl and Tucker & Abram from THE Backlog Banter. Together these 4 gamers with opinions share tales from the showfloor and impressions on the various demos they were exposed to.

    (If you want additional PAX coverage from Murph, you can read his article here)

    1h 55m - Sep 19, 2023
  • Dark Souls: Triumph and Torment (w/ Calvin Kemph)

    The unthinkable has happened: Bro has been able to make a dark souls episode. Largely in part to Cal just having played the game, we get a fresh perspective on the Fromsoft classic. We also go through other kinds of dungeons in the meantime, we talk about Quake 2 and Doom's 2016 rebootquel. Bro also finds the time to talk about Bombrush Cyberfunk, which is a jammin' good time.


    Whatcha Playin

    1:00 Doom (2016)

    9:30 Bramble (2023)

    13:45 Resident Evil 2 and 3 remakes (2019) (2020)

    20:30 Bombrush Cyberfunk (2023)

    26:30 Quake 2 (1997)

    Variety Minute

    33:00 Fromsoftware Games

    Game of the Week

    45:10 Dark Souls (2011)

    1h 52m - Aug 28, 2023
  • Dark Messiah: The Power of a Kick Button

    We got a craaaazy episode for you today. Murph and Bro team up to cover all sorts of smaller titles and company buyouts. Murph complains about Zelda, Bro talks about System Shock, everything is aligned for engaging systems and fun titles.

    Oh and Murph goes Pikmin CRAZY.

    Time Stamps

    Whatcha Playin'

    1:10 - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (2023)

    19:00 - System Shock Remake (2023)

    26:30 - Pokemon: Infinite Fusions (2023)

    35:20 - Slipstream: Blue Hour Update (2023 for the update)

    39:45 - Pikmin 4 (2023)

    Variety Minute

    54:25 Video Game Company Buyouts and Acquisitions

    Game of the Week

    1:21:00 Dark Messiah: Might and Magic

    1h 57m - Aug 10, 2023
  • No More Heroes: The Coolest, Ugliest, Lamest Side of the Capitalist Grind

    The time has come, and so have we. In one of the tightest episodes, we hit a platonic ideal of an episode at almost a flat hour. Murph and Bro tackle some indie sleepers and hits, and then tackle the Wii classic No More Heroes. Will we fall in love with the game or be frustrated? Is it possible to be both?

    Time stamps:

    Whatcha Playin'

    1:30 Dreamwild (2022)

    5:00 Raji: An Ancient Epic (2020)

    8:30 Inscryption (2021)

    13:00 Re:CALL (2023)

    19:00 Street Fighter 6 (2023)

    Variety Minute

    26:20 Jerk Protagonists in Gaming

    Game of the Week

    42:00 No More Heroes (2008)

    1h 11m - Jul 18, 2023
  • Ao Oni: Old School Internet Horror

    Taking a break from long video games and playing a little short horror title, Murph and Bro explore the complex worlds of rabbit fighting, street fighting, and cthulu dungeon exploring. First we talk Eldritch, then Overgrowth, then Street Fighter 6.

    Murph reminisces over horror RPG maker games he used to watch Markiplier play, and then we talk about Ao Oni.

    Time Stamps:

    Whatcha Playin'

    Eldritch (2013) 1:45

    Overgrowth (2017) 6:00

    Street Fighter 6 (2023) 11:00

    Variety Minute

    RPG Maker Games 29:00

    Game of the Week

    Ao Oni (2008) 43:00

    1h 7m - Jun 26, 2023
  • Brutal Legend: Heavy Metal Thunder (w/ Brendan Hesse)

    ROCK AND ROLL! Brendan discusses visions of the future, Murph talks about the best Yakuza game yet, and Brogan schpiels about Tears of the Kingdom with the others for like an hour.

    Then, we cover famous licensed needledrops in games, then we cover our game of the week: Brutal Legend. Double Fine, Tim Schafer, Jack Black. The list goes on, but this is one epic tour. Be sure to tear down that shitty merch booth on your way out.

    2h 33m - Jun 2, 2023
  • Link's Awakening: Life is but a Dream (w/ Will Borger)

    Bro and Murph team up with journalist and freelancer Will Borger to discuss a whole bunch of stuff. Murph talks about Titanfall 2 and No Straight Roads, while Will talks about Strayed Lights and discovering Metroid Prime for the first time in 2023. Bro talks about Cassette Beasts, then we all dissect Zelda handhelds and their game design differences to the console Zelda outings.

    Then, we venture to Koholint Island to wake the Windfish.

    Time Stamps:

    3:00 - Metroid Prime Remastered (2023)

    16:00 - Titanfall 2 (2016)

    28:30 - Cassette Beasts (2023)

    33:00 - No Straight Roads (2020)

    36:30 - Strayed Lights (2023)

    Variety Minute

    45:00 - Zelda handheld titles

    Game of the Week

    1:00:00 - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993)

    1h 41m - May 8, 2023
  • OOPS All Cutscenes: Super Mario Bros, and Detective Pikachu

    Cal Murph and Bro talk about the 1993 film Super Mario Bros, and the 2016 film Detective Pikachu. Which one is the best? The answer may surprise you. Or it won't.

    56m - May 2, 2023
  • DDC Special: Summer Game Hype Fest (w/ Brendan Hesse)

    Brendan, Murph and Bro team up to go over the summer game schedule, it's STACKED bruh.

    2h 11m - May 1, 2023
  • Dead Space (2008): Putting the Horror in Action-Horror

    Murph returns just as it's terror time again. Our hosts trade out the Satellite of Dreams for the USG Ishimura to talk about the original Dead Space from 2008. Can a game like this hold up when it has no limbs with which to hold?

    Brogan also talks about some hot indies he found at PAX East, and Murph adds a new game to his Resident Evil Tierlist.

    1h 36m - Apr 18, 2023
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