• Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 266: Returning to Fallout's Wasteland

    Greetings listeners,

    Some technical issues occurred while recording this episode, hopefully I've managed to iron most of them out, but if you notice anything odd that might be the cause.

    On this week's episode of the show (sorry for the delay!) Kyran is joined by his good friend, Jesse (part of footy podcast, The Falcon) to have a big discussion about Fallout.

    First up Jesse and Kyran talk about a gig they both attended before Jesse begins to tempt Kyran into picking up Hades 2 (spoiler: he succeeds)

    We then talk about our return to Fallout 4 as Bethesda dropped a 'next gen' patch to get the game running in better shape on PlayStation 5 and the Xbox series consoles plus we take some time to break down how we felt about the first season of the Fallout television series that recently dropped on Amazon Prime.

    FALLOUT TV SERIES SPOILERS START AROUND 1:28:55 THROUGH TIL ABOUT 1:48:10

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    1h 53m - May 12, 2024
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 265: Stepping Into the Light with Destiny 2

    Greetings listeners!

    Joel's occupied with important life events at the moment so Kyran is roping in some old friends to talk about the games they're playing.

    First up is Brendan Hill, who has been checking out Dragon's Dogma 2 with Kyran's jerk of a pawn, Bradford. He's also been terraforming planet's in Planet Crafter and dealing with dealing with arrival of hostile aliens in Terra Invicta, plus a few other games. Kyran also takes advantage of this opportunity to talk about the recently released Into The Light content pack for Destiny 2 (since Brendan is a member of his regular Fireteam) and cautiously look ahead to The Final Shape.

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    1h 29m - Apr 21, 2024
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 264: The Ups and Downs of Dragon's Dogma 2

    Greetings listeners!

    On this week's episode of the show we've got another Quest Log focused episode for you!

    First up Joel dipped his toes in the recently (properly) released demo for the upcoming PS5 action game, Stellar Blade, and gives us the low down on how he found it. Meanwhile Kyran has been checking out Dragon's Dogma 2 and wrestles with the good and the bad of playing it.

    We also have a small spoiler corner for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth where Joel talks about his recent progress before he steps away from the show for a little while for real life stuff. If you want to avoid the spoilers then skip from 1:11:59 to 1:31:28.

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    1h 40m - Apr 1, 2024
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 263: Talking Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

    Greetings listeners!

    On this week's episode we've got a hefty Quest Log where we break down our early impressions on Final Fantasy VII Rebirth now that we've had more time with the game. Kyran has managed to hit credits but we don't discuss anything really beyond Chapter 4 (or the Lower/Upper Junon segment of the game) so feel free to give it a listen! We do plan on doing a massive episode with full spoilers on this game at some point, but it is a huge game so it might take a while to get everyone on the same page.

    We also squeeze in a Bonus Round where we touch on the newly announced Expansion Pass for Persona 3 Reload that seeks to add the content originally included in Persona 3 FES on the PS2, 'The Answer', which will be dropping in September. We also briefly chat about a new Dungeons and Dragon title on the way from the team behind Disney Dreamlight Valley and Geoff Keighley confirms that Summer Game Fest will return this June.

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    1h 21m - Mar 18, 2024
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 262: Defending Super Earth From Bugs and Bots

    Greetings listeners!

    We're back with another episode! Apologies for the delay, Kyran was feeling a bit under the weather last week and despite the fact that he might not sound much better this week he definitely feels better!

    This week's episode is a Quest Log special where we talk about our extended time that we've spent spreading good old fashioned democracy to planets under thread in Helldivers 2, plus Joel offers his early impressions on the recent smash hit poker-based deck building roguelike, Balatro, and Kyran restrains himself from getting too excited with his early hype surrounding Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

    Audacity also decided to chew up some of our audio about mid-way through the Helldivers 2 discussion so if you notice a weird jump that's the cause of it. Not some weird time-skip.

    Going forward we'll also be moving back to a fortnightly rotation for the foreseeable future ahead of some big life changes for Joel and so we have more time to play games to bring on the show to talk about!

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    1h 11m - Mar 4, 2024
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 261: Looking at the Future of Xbox

    Greetings listeners!

    On this week's episode Kyran talks about his time with a pair of demos from the recent Steam Next Fest, Tales of Kenzera: Zau and Pacific Drive, and gets sucked into another conversation about Persona 3 Reload.

    Meanwhile in the Bonus Round we talk about the recent Xbox podcast that aimed to clear up some of the confusion after more than a week of rumours about first party Xbox games going multiplatform. The result was a handful of games that will be making the jump to other platforms but not bigger ones like Starfield and Indiana Jones. They also have hardware news scheduled for later this year, announced Diablo IV for Game Pass next month, and confirmed they'll have a showcase in June.

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    1h 15m - Feb 17, 2024
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 260: The First Quest Log of 2024

    Greetings listeners!

    On this week's episode we attempt to catch up on some of the game's we've been playing outside of our recording window.

    First up we talk about the impossible to ignore and freshly released demo for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth which allows players to get a head start on your first playthrough as you experience the Nibelheim flashback. We also talk about Persona 3 Reload as Kyran experiences joy that Joel can finally play this PS2 classic on a modern platform in a renewed form. Then individually Joel talks about his time with Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown and Kyran sings the praises of Pikmin 4.

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    1h 25m - Feb 10, 2024
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 259: Game of the Year 2023

    Greetings listeners!

    It's time to pick our favourite games from the 2023.

    It was a year jam packed with incredible games and we've managed to name our 5 favourite picks, plus we find a bit of time to offer some praise for a few honourable mentions that didn't quite make the cut.

    This year is already looking pretty stacked so here's to another year of trying to survive a cataclysmic wave of content.

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    1h 45m - Feb 3, 2024
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 258: The Game Awards Wrap Up Episode

    Greetings listeners!

    We've arrived at the final episode of the show for the year! Luckily it's a massive one as we finally get a chance to tackle the 2023 Game Awards.

    We spend the first part of the show running through a lot of the winners that we voted on with some discussion here and there (there weren't many surprises) and then spend the back half breaking down how we felt about the show and the many, many reveals that took place during it's run time.

    We also find some time at the end to tackle some quick headlines as well.

    Thanks for sticking with us this year and you'll hear from us again in 2024, a year that promises to be as interesting as this one.

    Happy holidays!

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    1h 51m - Dec 16, 2023
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 257: Catching Up On Our Quest Logs

    Greetings listeners!

    On this week's episode we make good on catching up on some Quest Log as the year draws to a close (and as we get ready for the Game Awards and GOTY season).

    Joel's been plugging away at Robo Quest, a stylish FPS rogue-like that ticks a lot of the boxes on Joel's wishlist for a game, meanwhile Kyran has spent a little bit of time with the recently released Super Mario RPG remake (or remaster?) and finally has made time to give Bayonetta 3 a proper look.

    We also squeeze in some Scott Pilgrim Takes Off discussion, which is not itself a video game but we'd argue connected enough to the world of gaming that we're including it anyway. We spend a bit of time talking about it spoiler free before jumping into spoilers. Check the time code below!

    SCOTT PILGRIM TAKES OFF SPOILERS START AT 57:34 AND END AT 1:14:38

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    1h 20m - Dec 2, 2023
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 256: The 2023 Keighley Nominee Special

    Greetings listeners!

    On this week's episode we have a brief Quest Log where Kyran checks in with DREDGE after the release of the Pale Reach, a new DLC that successfully delivers more DREDGE goodness. Meanwhile Joel has spent a bit more time with Dave the Diver and gives Kyran some more detailed impressions. There's also some other assorted impressions spread throughout.

    Kyran also spends some time plugging his recent appearance on the newest Love Letters where he sat down with Jesse and talked a whole lot about DREDGE with Joel Mason from Black Salt Games, it's a great episode so don't forget to check it out here (or where ever you get your podcasts).

    Meanwhile over in the Bonus Round we run through the list of Game Awards nominees (that we actually have some knowledge about, sorry esports, we need someone to teach us their ways) and talk about what we are voting for and what we think will win.

    What do you think will win the coveted Game of the Year award this year? Let us know by hitting up the links below!

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    1h 54m - Nov 25, 2023
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 255: The Week of Weird Announcements for Exciting Projects

    Greetings listeners!

    On this week's episode Joel and Kyran are joined by Jesse from Love Letters and The Falcon to talk all things Marvel's Spider-Man 2. They go full spoilers, so if you haven't finished the game yet then feel free to skip forward to the Bonus Round.

    Spider-Man 2 spoilers start roughly at 15:38 and end when the Bonus Round starts at 1:14:25

    In the Bonus Round we talk about the weirdly relaxed announcement that a live action feature film based on the Legend of Zelda is on it's way, including a few details about who's making it happen. We also find time to talk about Rockstar confirming that they will be revealing GTA VI in early December as per a few reports that beat them to the punch.

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    1h 45m - Nov 11, 2023
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 254: Remedy, You've Done It Again!

    Greetings listeners!

    On this week's episode of the show Joel gives his early impressions for Dave the Diver, meanwhile Kyran tries to figure out what the point of Silent Hill: Ascension is and gushes (a lot) about Alan Wake II.

    Meanwhile over in the Bonus Round we run through some updates from a recent Remedy earnings report (some exciting, some concerning) and then spend a bit of time being bummed out by the recently announced lay-offs at Bungie. The story was first reported by Jason Schreier and is just the latest in a long list of studios laying off staff in 2023.

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    1h 35m - Nov 4, 2023
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 253: Checking in with Mario & Spider-Man

    Greetings listeners!

    On this week's episode we have a PACKED Quest Log thanks to last Friday marking the release of both Super Mario Bros. Wonder AND Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

    You should be able to safely listen unless you've been media blackout on the trailers for Spider-Man 2 as we try to steer clear of any major spoilers mostly because we haven't finished them but also because we're sure many of you are also still playing a lot of 2023's other incredible games. We are aiming to a more spoiler-filled episode on Spider-Man down the road.

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    1h 23m - Oct 28, 2023
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 252: Microsoft Finally Seals the Activision Deal

    Greetings listeners!

    On this week's episode we've got a grab bag of a Quest Log as Kyran runs through some the demos he has checked out on Steam as a part of Next Fest and one from the recent Indie Horror Showcase including Another Crab's Treasure, The Last Faith, Laika: Aged Through Blood, and 1000xRESIST meanwhile Joel has taken a trip back to Cyberpunk 2077 to check out the recent 2.0 update.

    Meanwhile over in our Bonus Round we run through a couple of stories we missed last week due to PAX fever, including the new PS5 models and Kamiya leaving Platinum but Kyran also finds time to process Alan Wake having a playable recap in Fortnite and Microsoft finally seals the deal with Activision Blizzard.

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    1h 23m - Oct 21, 2023
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 251: The PAX-travaganza 2023 Edition

    Greetings listeners!

    We're back with a fresh episode focused entirely on PAX Australia 2023.

    Joel and Kyran took a trip to MCEC to attend all three days of this year's PAX Australia. On this episode they come together to talk about how they found the show, talk about a few of the games they played, and reflect on the panels they managed to get along to (plus obligatory Boaties mentions)

    PAX still remains a highlight of our calendars every year and we'll see you all at the 2024 show next year!

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    1h 18m - Oct 14, 2023
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 250: Diving Into The Sea Of Stars

    Hello Everyone!

    Welcome back to a fresh hot & tasty episode of the Dialogue Options Podcast!

    This week, Joel is out sick but the show goes on as we are joined by the impeccable Simon Evans!

    The lads this week deliver on the long awaited chat about Sabotage's smash hit Indie JRPG Sea Of Stars! And it wouldn't be an episode about RPGs if Baldur's Gate III didn't show up, so the boys update us with their tales of their exploits in Larian Studios blockbuster adventure!

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    1h 23m - Sep 30, 2023
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 249: On the Road to FFVII Rebirth

    Greetings listeners!

    After some technical issues prevented us from recording this episode a few days ago we are finally here to bring you a fresh game of Dope or Nope covering both the recent Nintendo Direct and Sony's State of Play with our good friend, Simon.

    Highlights include Unicorn Overlord, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, and a massive new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Rebirth!

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    2h 3m - Sep 23, 2023
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 248: No Escape From The Switch 2 Rumours

    Greetings listeners!

    On this week's episode Kyran talks about how much he enjoyed his evening at the Indie Symphony performed by Orchestra Victoria at Hamer Hall recently before diving into the Quest Log with some early impressions of Square Enix's latest mobile game, Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis, meanwhile Joel offers us his mixed feelings after a free weekend with Lego 2K Drive.

    Meanwhile over in the Bonus Round the ESA's hopes of getting E3 back on track take another blow as ReedPop step back from their deal (don't worry, the ESA maintains it's business as usual but we've heard that a lot from them recently) and two outlets came out claiming Nintendo was showing third party devs the Switch 2 behind closed doors at Gamescom.

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    1h 12m - Sep 10, 2023
  • Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 247: Armoured In Wonder

    Welcome back everyone!

    This week we were joined by Jesse to discuss From Software's latest smash hit Armoured Core 6: Fires of Rubicon and talk about our first impressions of the game.

    We also went in deep about the first proper look at Super Mario Wonder and what the Playstation Plus price hike means for our continued use of the service.

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    1h 58m - Sep 2, 2023
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