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No stupid questions here. Join Marissa, Matthew, and Sacco each week for video game discussions. From our favourite all-time video games to games we couldn't finish, we'll be discussing a variety of video games, including Playstation, Xbox, mobile, and PC games. Weekly discussions also include games we're currently playing from all genres – with several tangents for your enjoyment. After all, when there are no stupid questions, every topic is on the table. Genres you can expect we'll talk ab ...
 
Square Roots is like a book club, but for classic RPGs! Each episode John, Matthew, Jim and Vanessa play through a chunkerino of one of your favorite RPGs, from Final Fantasy through Chrono Trigger. Are they experts? No. Are they qualified? Absolutely not. Are they good at RPGs? Probably not. But they're the fun kind of dumb, and that's what counts.
 
No matter what you geek out about, we want to geek out with you. This podcast celebrates geekery in all its forms -- in a safe, positive space for geeks of all kinds. You won't find any angry video game nerd rants here! We discuss balancing families, jobs, and responsibilities while still making time for the geeky things we love. We respect your time, so our show is structured and topical. So whether you love Nintendo, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, the MCU, Star Wars, Pokemon, Magic the Gathe ...
 
Originally envisioned as a Mega Man-branded conversational platform, Jump & Shoot is now a gaming podcast with a focus on JRPGs, action-platformers, games of the 16-bit era, and any other passing topic that piques the interest of host Joey Agliata. Other auxiliary topics include beginner's primers on series, nostalgic recollections, critical analyses, reviews, and previews. Jump & Shoot hopes to appeal to causal, midcore, and hardcore audiences—while always harboring a stark adversity to the ...
 
We like RPGs. In fact, we like RPGs so much that we’ve decided to talk about them. Our premise is simple: we play an RPG from start to finish, and then we tell it like it is on our podcast. We plan to cover all types of role-playing games on various platforms – JRPGs, Western RPGs, retro games, RPGs out on current generation consoles, and games released on handheld systems. Whether you’re here for some nostalgia or want to pick up a new game, give our podcast a listen. Upcoming games: Shinin ...
 
Welcome to the RPG! RPG! Podcast, featuring Ai-Phuong and Haven. The show is concerned with with the ancient art of role-playing (game) and the hosts vow to take you on a journey across lands both familiar and perhaps undiscovered. So, kick back and feel free to join in the discussion below as the pair discuss JRPGs, Western RPGs, MMORPGs and anything else with distinct traces of RPG in its variants and assorted flavours.If you have something you'd like us to discuss please feel free to send ...
 
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We have a special themed podcast episode this episode! With special guest, Jay from JayRPG, we talk on for over an hour and a half about JRPGs - what we love about them, what we're looking forward to from the genre this year, and we take a deep dive into Dragon Quest. JRPGs have always been central to the Japanese games industry, and they're going …
 
We are wondering how E3 will be this year and we answer you questions as well! Intro Song: Cry for Your Eternity/The Legend of Heroes Sora No Kiseki the 3rd Original Soundtrack/ Copyright (c) Nihon Falcom Corporation Outro Song: To The Glorious Future /The Legends of Heroes Sen No Kiseki 2 Original Soundtrack/ Copyright (c) Nihon Falcom Corporation…
 
A not-so-lolrandom, nitty-gritty discussion on whether or not random encounters in JRPGs are representative of the genre. What are some unique gameplay dynamics they present? Frustrations? Do they make dungeons and traversal more interesting? This free-form episode puts a net under a wide range of topics about the mechanic as it applies to JRPGs pa…
 
Fight! We're talking about – or, rather, arguing over – who won the console war. From the nostalgia consoles of our childhoods to the newest generation consoles, Matt, Marissa, and Sacco dive into it all. And, this includes a discussion about exclusives, controllers, hardware, and user interfaces. Marissa starts the great debate with who she thinks…
 
Our Media Partner - https://www.rpgfan.com/​​​​ Check out our Discord: https://discord.gg/2JP6ZQEs6r Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhoenixEdgeRPG​​​ [0:00] Intro [04:04] Dragon Quest X Offline Version [05:53] Dragon Quest III - 2D-HD Remake [14:13] Dragon Quest XII Announced [21:34] Was this announced too early?…
 
As much of a storytelling experiment as it is a throwback to 16 and 32-bit JRPGs, Octopath Traveler is an ambitious, if flawed, entry in the genre. Journalist Iyane Agossah joins Paul and new full-time co-host Allisa James to discuss this anthology of eight loosely-connected stories, and how successful it is in its attempt to both innovate and call…
 
This week on the Axe of the Blood God RPG podcast: Education! Sort of. Esteemed games journalist, writer, and reporter Jason Schreier joins Kat and Nadia to talk about his book, Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry. The conversation veers towards the myriad problems with the games industry, particularly the creative process the…
 
Rid of the curse of Kingdom Hearts for now the gang stumble onto Mistwalker's Lost Odyssey - a cult classic JRPG that flew under the radar back in 2008 in spite of an expensive ad campaign. Is it Sakaguchi's comeback? Or annoying and full of pointless stories? We're all pretty split on this one so far! Also: - International Cheese Day - A Leaky Sta…
 
We begin playing Xenosaga Episode II in earnest by wowing to cool robots and weebing out with swords. Friendly reminder that in this season of LST you can save Boost charges between podcast episodes. Support Us On Patreon to hear Chris and Ryan's FF14 podcast! Visit Hellscaper to find out what Sibyl does with her life. Listen to Ryan's band at Cann…
 
Our Media Partner - https://www.rpgfan.com/​​​​ Check out our Discord: https://discord.gg/2JP6ZQEs6r Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhoenixEdgeRPG​​​ [0:00] Intro [03:30] Original Horizon Thoughts [08:26] Forbidden West Changes [16:42] Overall Thoughts [26:55] Elephant Combat [30:28] Familiar Faces [32:05] Final Conclusion on Reveal [33:40] Aloy Weig…
 
JRPG and horror enthusiast Mr. Alarm jumps aboard once again to discuss one of his favorite series of all time: Dragon Quest! No mainline entry is spared in this episode. Topics include: Personal histories with the series, nostalgic recollections, why Sugiyama sucks (or doesn’t), selective analyses of mainline titles, mainstays of the DQ games, var…
 
In This Episode: We dive into the best of the first half of 2021. We hit on Books, TV, Podcasts, Odds & Ends, and (of course) games. Weekly Geekery No weekly geekery this week since it’s our mid-year episode. It’ll be back next week! Subscribe to Our Digital Magazine on Patreon The Patreon is shifting gears a little. We're now putting out a monthly…
 
[Sincere apologies for the major audio level issues in the first part of the episode; I was trying out a new device. Audio does clear up around the 4:00 mark if you’d like to skip to that point]Boki and Joie discuss the finer aspects of gameplay: What makes gameplay “good” as opposed to addicting? Do our gaming expectations influence how we perceiv…
 
Queens, badasses, and other heroines unite. We're discussing our fave woman characters in video games – specifically, our fave protagonists. We start by discussing some recent numbers released by Sony about an increase in female ownership of PS4 and PS5s. From there, after several interruptions from Matt, Marissa finally asks the question of this w…
 
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the New Pokemon Snap. It's Pokemon Snap. It's exactly what it looks like. And it's probably worth playing. In the news, 1846 gets an update, An Airport for Aliens Currently Run By Dogs is out, the 3080 Ti is coming, Nintendo took down a rom site (but the buried lede is that the proprietor went pro se in court), an…
 
The Console RPG Quest is nearing its end, and this week Kat and Nadia look back at a real winner: The Wii U! And in this instance, "winner" actually means "loser," and "loser" actually means "Oh God, why?" Despite its Gamepad-sized problems, the Wii U still had an RPG legacy worth talking about! After all, the world is still waiting on at least one…
 
The gang has mixed feelings over the ending of Kingdom Hearts 2 and are left with a lot of questions, like: - Did any of this make sense? - Why did Johnny yell at Matthew? - Does what happened to Riku make more sense than the Marvel movies? - Should you be pressing the Y / triangle button more? Or the X / Square? Or not? - How do you pronounce Saix…
 
We discuss Taylor's time with the new Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne Remaster. Intro Song: Cry for Your Eternity/The Legend of Heroes Sora No Kiseki the 3rd Original Soundtrack/ Copyright (c) Nihon Falcom Corporation Outro Song: To The Glorious Future /The Legends of Heroes Sen No Kiseki 2 Original Soundtrack/ Copyright (c) Nihon Falcom Corporation #j…
 
**Spoilers: Bioshock, Halo CE, Halo 3, Infamous, Jade Empire, Little Nightmares, Doki Doki Literature Club**The ending of a video game will stick with you long after you're done playing. This week, Matt, Marissa, and Sacco discuss their favourite twist endings.You can expect us to chat about the following games:- Halo: Combat Evolved- Halo 3- Doki …
 
In our longest episode to date, we delve deep into the desperation, dualities, and despair of Yoko Taro's brilliant Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139... We cover the ways this remake vastly improves on the original, its themes of miscommunication, body shame, and existential despair, and detail the story and how it diverges in its numerous replays. …
 
This week, Kat and Nadia go massive on Mass Effect! USgamer alumni and absolute Mass Effect sage Eric Van Allen joins the podcast to have a long, involved talk about Mass Effect Legendary Edition. He also lends a sympathetic ear to Nadia's lament over how Wrex is not a romance option. Once their Krogan thirst is slaked, the crew then moves on to ta…
 
Things get a little off the rails at the start of this Square Roots when an ice cream truck constantly drives past Johnny's window, causing him to lose all focus. But! We go back to your favorite Disney lands for another dose of direct to VHS sequel adventures, as well as... - Matt Learns the Word Cheugy - Peter Pan is Actually Pretty Cool - Readin…
 
Welcome to Xenosaga Episode II, where the MOMOs are long and the monologues are longer. Support Us On Patreon to hear Chris and Ryan's FF14 podcast! Visit Hellscaper to find out what Sibyl does with her life. Listen to Ryan's band at Cannon & DeVaron and their solo work as Catastrophizer. Support Lightning Strikes Thrice…
 
Louis, DK, and special guest Doomer Marty (@Doomer_Marty on poa.st) discuss The Sims MARTY PLAYS THE SIMS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI6J_PneHV3mh7e7dUbQmqA GAMASUTRA INTERVIEW WITH WILL WRIGHT: https://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/134754/the_replay_interviews_will_wright.php?print=1 PCGAMER ARTICLE ON SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS IN THE SIMS: h…
 
Coming hot off the heels of one of our Scare Roots Livestreams, Vanessa and Jim sit down with the star of Phantasmagoria 2 - Paul Morgan Stetler! We discuss his new YouTube project Conversations with Curtis centered around the game, why the game may be finding a new life with today's gamers and get some insider details into what it was like to brin…
 
In This Episode:BJ and Void finally get around to talking about the MCU shows and our initial impressions of Falcon & Winter Soldier and WandaVision along with some discussion of the upcoming LOKI and Marvel: What If shows.Weekly GeekeryWe kind of accidentally did a second main topic around Magic the Gathering and MTG Arena. Strixhaven, formats, an…
 
Ryan and Trung talk about some of their favorite RPG, JRPG, and MMORPG storylines! Thanks to Locness for our first fan-submitted episode idea! ---Social Media Links--- Discord Server: https://discord.gg/gXBSyQynuJ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwordandSlime --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/swordslimepodcast/messageSupport this podcast:…
 
This week on Axe of the Blood God, Nadia and Kat talk all about ROMs. (To clarify, they have a discussion about modified game files. Rom the Space Knight does not enter into the picture.) Hacked ROMs have played, and continue to play, a major role in RPG accessibility and expression. Hacked ROMs are what gave us valuable fan translations of RPGs th…
 
The whole Square Roots is out of sorts this week as they are obsessed with chilli dogs, and not really that interested in Sora revisiting the Disney worlds again. But that doesn't mean there's not a lot to talk about, like: - "I Love That You Love It" - Evil Uncle Scratch - Fitness Deez Lutz - She Wants That Knot - Not Gas-X - Auron Action Figure T…
 
Louis and DK discuss the video game adaptations of Frank Herbert's magisterial novel Links: PLAY HERZOG ZWEI IN YOUR BROWSER: https://www.ssega.com/play/herzog-zwei/781 PLAY DUNE 2 IN YOUR BROWSER: https://www.myabandonware.com/game/dune-ii-the-building-of-a-dynasty-1e7/play-1e7 DOWNLAOD DUNE 2000: https://gruntmods.com/dune_2000_gruntmods_edition/…
 
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