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Video games: They’re serious business! Except when they’re not serious at all. Each week on Triple Click, video game experts Kirk Hamilton, Maddy Myers, and Jason Schreier journey into the fascinating world of games. They’ll explore hot topics in video game news and culture, answer burning listener questions, debate the pros and cons of the biggest new games, and replay old classics together.
 
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Maddy Myers and Ryan Pagella review and break down the queer subtext of every X-Men cartoon/tv show/movie/game/book EVER. And maybe date Wolverine. E-Mail: themutantages@gmail.com Discord server: https://discordapp.com/invite/VJ5P5ZH Voicemail: (508) 319-1668 P.O. Box 3344, Natick MA 01760
 
A comedy chat show hosted by award-winning comedian, author and accidental relationship guru Rosie Wilby. She and a rotating cast of her acclaimed performer pals look back at their best and worst romantic breakup stories. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right? The Breakup Monologues was initially developed as part of a multi-platform project supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The music used in the series is Hackbeat Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creativ ...
 
A Disney+ Podcast. Every week Garrett Martin welcomes a new guest who picks one show or movie from Disney+, and, uh, they talk about it. Expect comedians, critics, theme park experts, musicians, and more, every week, talking about whatever they choose from Disney's massive library.
 
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Welcome back to The MinnMax Show podcast, everybody! On today's episode, we're joined by YouTube essayist Jacob Geller, Polygon's Maddy Myers, and comedian/former Nintendo writer Mike Drucker to unpack everything great about Metroid Dread on the Nintendo Switch. If you're wondering what the cohorts think of the game, don't miss The Deepest Dive on …
 
This week we're diving into the intense (and sometimes scary) world of gaming fandoms. First, we discuss how gaming fandoms have evolved over the years, and give our hot takes on some of the biggest fandoms out there. Then, we dive into the dark underbelly of gaming fandoms. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Not…
 
Welcome back to The MinnMax Show podcast! On this week's show, Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, Janet Garcia, and Jeff Marchiafava recap all of the big DC news from over the weekend and talk about the Court of Owls in Gotham Knights before unpacking the new game from the creator of Deadly Premonition. Then Sarah Podzorski joins us to celebrate a gigantic…
 
A new Metroid game is here, and by golly, it rules. Maddy, Jason, and Kirk put on their Varian Suits and take a deep dive into Samus Aran's latest adventure, Metroid Dread, which came out earlier this month for Nintendo Switch. They talk about the game's relentless pacing, the brilliant controls, and the endless stream of power-ups. They discuss th…
 
We've finally reached one of Maddy's favorite episodes (and favorite characters) in "X-23," a spotlight on the teen girl clone of Wolverine who was first introduced on this show and was later introduced to the comics as well. Ryan and Maddy analyze this episode's introduction to the character and then her comic book counterpart, and why we think th…
 
This week we're diving into MMOs and talking about Amazon's New World. First, Lisa Marie challenges us on what actually defines and MMO as we discuss our first experiences with MMOs. Then, Fahey takes us through New World, and we round out with Fahey professing why MMOs have a special place in his heart. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/priv…
 
What's a video game? Let's explain! On this very special episode of Triple Click, produced as part of Maximum Fun's Block Party, hosts Kirk Hamilton, Jason Schreier, and Maddy Myers give you a beginner's guide to gaming: the good, the bad, and the pixelated. First, a few definitions of what a "video game" actually is. Then, some recommendations for…
 
This week we're talking Super Smash Bros and we're joined by none other than Kotaku's resident fighting game expert, Ian Walker. First, we kick things off with a conversation about the history of the famous brawl game and our own experiences with it. Then, Ian leads us in a conversation on the recent revelations of Smash as well as the journey to t…
 
Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! This week's episode is a beast, with every MinnMax cohort jumping into the fray. We have Leo Vader, Janet Garcia, Kyle Hilliard, Jeff Marchiafava, and Ben Hanson out of the gate to share their thoughts on Ubisoft's Far Cry 6 and early access to Halo Infinite's multiplayer. Then Sarah Podzorski joins us to talk abou…
 
Why is Diablo one of the best-selling series of all time? Just what makes Blizzard's action-RPGs so devilishly appealing? Kirk, Maddy, and Jason break down the iconic franchise and talk about why it's good -- and why it might be pretty bad. They talk about the addictive properties of loot hunting, how the games have evolved over the years, and whet…
 
Finally, X-Men Evolution gives us a fun episode full of homoerotic undertones and overtones. Ryan and Maddy laugh their way through this recap of "Under Lock and Key," in which Mesmero returns and tries to steal some keys to bring back Apocalypse, and also Warren Worthington is here to flirt with Gambit and inspire Bobby to come out of the closet. …
 
This week we're joined by Kotaku staff writer Isaiah Colbert and are talking about all things Nintendo Direct—our highlights and irritations from the most recent event, the history of the event, and the culture and fandom surrounding it. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-no…
 
Here’s something a bit different this week. Rosie has been working on a pilot for this new podcast idea… I am an only child. I do not have a sister. As far as I know. That is enough for the rational, scientific part of me, the part inherited from my pragmatic mathematician father. Yet I have always believed deep within the more spiritual part of me…
 
Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, and Janet Garcia are joined by Sarah Podzorski for a big announcement before we dive into games. We break down the Nintendo Direct and try to wrap our minds around Illumination's Mario movie with Chris Pratt, talk about the Director's Cut of Death Stranding on PS5 …
 
It's time for a Triple Play! Jason, Maddy, and Kirk have all played a whole lot of Deathloop, the time-twisting new game from Arkane. They break down what they like and don't like about the game, diving into its unique structure, disappointing ending, and truly delightful little details. One More Thing: Kirk: Hunt a Killer - Death at the Dive Bar M…
 
We're back this week with guest host Renata Price who's filling in for Fahey as he gets better (we miss you, Fahey!). And this week we're discussing time loops via Deathloop of course. First, we kick things off with our honest reviews of Deathloop. Then, we discuss other games with unexpected time loop mechanics. And finally, we end with a list of …
 
Welcome back to The MinnMax Show, everybody! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Leo Vader, and Janet Garcia are joined by Jacob Geller to talk about the throwback thrills of Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Age of Empires IV, and our evolving thoughts on Deathloop. Then we answer questions submitted on Patreon by the community and award the iam8bit questi…
 
For many weeks now, Ryan and Maddy have said that X-Men Evolution is getting dark and intense, but this week's episode deals with suicide, so it's a real heavy experience. Rogue has a mental breakdown upon learning that Scott and Jean are in a relationship, and then she finds out that Mystique has been posing as Risty. This results in Rogue having …
 
This week we're talking about the disaster that is video game award shows. To kick things off, Nathan runs us through the brief (and odd) history of video game award shows. Then, despite ourselves, we present the very first Splitscreen Awards. And finally, we finish with a crosstalk segment in which we continue to dive into why video game awards ar…
 
In a live episode recorded at London Podcast Festival, Rosie chats to comedian Ania Magliano, author of The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale, Haley McGee, and creator of The Chemo Chat Show, Sarah Mills, about whether we can calculate a mathematical formula for the cost of love, crying so much that your nose bleeds, the dubious reliability of scientific stud…
 
MinnMax's Ben Hanson, Janet Garcia, Kyle Hilliard, and co-director of the Video Game History Foundation Kelsey Lewin talk about Arkane Lyon's Deathloop, the joys of WarioWare: Get It Together on the Nintendo Switch, and the triumph of Tales of Arise. Then Jeff Marchiafava joins the podcast to answer questions submitted on Patreon by the community a…
 
What's the deal with Metroid? To answer that question, we must turn to series expert Maddy Myers, who explains to Kirk and Jason just what a Metroid is and why it matters. What's the lore behind Samus's baby? What's up with those Chozo? And what do we all need to know before heading into this October's much-anticipated new game Metroid Dread? One M…
 
This week we dive into the weird world of video game twists, and spoiler alert: there WILL be spoilers. First Ash leads us in a discussion on the controversy of spoilers in the gaming world. Then, Nathan takes us through a speed run on the history of the MGS2 twist. And finally, Fahey quizzes us on the most memorable video game twists via bullet po…
 
MinnMax's Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, Janet Garcia, and special guest Joe Juba break down the biggest news from Sony's PlayStation Showcase like the unbelievable reveal that Insomniac is developing a Wolverine game with Marvel in addition to Spiderman 2. We also break down the God of War: Ragnarok gameplay trailer, talk about the remake of Knights o…
 
What makes a remake worth playing? When should developers go back and change a game, and how much should they change? This week, the Triple Click crew tries to figure out when remakes work, when they don't work, and why. Plus: Kirk unveils his grand spectrum of Remakes, Remasters, and the Super Turbo Remake Plus. Kirk’s Remake Spectrum*: Re-release…
 
Ryan and Maddy open up the listener mailbag this week to answer questions about what it would be like if Xavier were actually a good mentor, which X-Men they'd take with them on a camping trip, and more! We conclude with another episode of The Mutant Ages: The Comic Book, featuring not one but two musical numbers.Next week's episode: "Self-Possesse…
 
Whether we like it or not, September is upon us. And that of course means we're reminiscing about the back-to-school days. First, we're talking about our memories of attempting to play games during school, then we discuss our all-time favorite fall releases. And finally, we talk about the best games that are set in school. See Privacy Policy at htt…
 
In a live episode recorded in Einstein’s Garden at Green Man Festival, Rosie chats to journalist and author Jude Rogers about her forthcoming book The Sound of Being Human: How Music Shapes Our Lives, how music can help us to heal after a breakup and Jude’s breakup playlist choices from Abba, Blur, Soft Cell, Erasure and Will Young. Recorded at Gre…
 
Welcome back to The MinnMax Show podcast! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Janet Garcia, and Jeff Marchiafava are joined by our old co-worker Javy Gwaltney to talk about playing Far Cry 6, EA's news about the Dead Space remake, rave about Wildermyth, and more! We're also joined by Leo Vader as we answer questions submitted on Patreon by the comm…
 
Maddy, Jason, and Kirk delve into each other's brains to talk about Psychonauts 2, one of the best games of the year so far. They talk about the delightful writing, the clever level design, and the emotional moments. They also talk about Double Fine, the maker of Psychonauts 2, and its long, turbulent history as a game developer. One More Thing: Ki…
 
This week we're diving into metroidvanias—what the heck are they, how do we define them, and how do we really feel about them? Plus, we try to re-name the terribly-labeled genre with something a bit more apt. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
MinnMax's Ben Hanson, Suriel Vazquez, Jeff Marchiafava, and Kyle Hilliard break down the biggest news from Gamescom 2021 and Geoff Keighley's Opening Night Live. We talk about Halo Infinite's release date, why DokeV blew us away, Firaxis tackling Marvel, the reboot of Saints Row, and more. Then we review Psychonauts 2 from Double Fine and talk abou…
 
The Triple Click Trio opens up the mailbag and answer your most burning questions. This time around we've got questions about in-game morality, ferreting out the truth when reporting, our favorite moments in a new game, silent Nintendo protagonists, and whether Kirk records a new version of that "bing" sound every time he makes it. ONE MORE THING K…
 
X-Men Evolution's characters need to get out of the closet -- or the wardrobe, as this title suggests. "The Toad, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is all about Kurt and Toad, two self-conscious characters who want to look different. In Kurt's case, it's because he wants to impress Amanda's parents, even though she doesn't care he's blue and doesn't thi…
 
This week we're talking about that good ol' classic game, The Sims. First, we kick things off with a discussion on our first encounters with The Sims (some of us took to it more than others). Then, Lisa Marie breaks down what the big deal is about The Sims anyway, and gives us the low down on Sims fandom. Finally, we wrap with Ethan and Fahey attem…
 
Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this episode, Ben Hanson is joined by Sarah Podzorski, Suriel Vazquez, and Kyle Hilliard to break down the new gameplay revealed for Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl. We also talk about the Back 4 Blood beta, Suriel shares his full thoughts on The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles,…
 
It's finally time: Jason, Maddy, and Kirk pick up their gravity guns and move around some cardboard boxes so they can climb into Half-Life 2. The gang talks about the pros and cons of Valve's classic shooter, how the game holds up in 2021, the G-Man, the graphics, the setpieces, the nauseating vehicles, and oh so much more! One More Thing: Kirk: Re…
 
This week we're talking video game movies starting with one of the most infamous, of course, 1993's Super Mario Bros. Then, special guest journalist/comedian Brock Wilbur takes us through the weird-but-real history of infamous movie producer Uwe Boll, most known for video game movies like Alone in the Dark, Postal, and In the Name of the King: A Du…
 
In a live episode recorded at Underbelly Festival, Rosie chats to comedians Felicity Ward and Maisie Adam about meeting partners at raves and at Edinburgh Fringe, dating apps, gender stereotypes, being an awkward teenager and the future of breaking up over TikTok. Recorded at Underbelly Festival on 7 August 2021. You can now follow The Breakup Mono…
 
Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Suriel Vazquez, Kyle Hilliard, and Jeff Marchiafava run down the full history of Metroid and share details from the series' origins and development. We talk about Metroid Dread on the Nintendo Switch and the MinnMax community ranks their favorite entries. We then share highlights…
 
Metaverse! Everyone's talking about it. Every company wants a piece of it. But just what the heck is it? This week, Jason, Maddy, and Kirk try to figure out what the deal is with the Metaverse... and can't even agree themselves on what it really means. From Fortnite to Facebook, come along on a wild ride through movie crossovers and alternate reali…
 
In this episode of X-Men Evolution, we get to meet the Morlocks and learn about their way of life, and we also learn about a new sports drink called Pow-R 8 that's poisonous to mutants. Meanwhile, Evan Daniels is finding that he can't hide who he is anymore. Spikes are growing all over his body, and retracting them feels painful. He's trying to sta…
 
We're back! And with a couple of new cats! Please welcome Kotaku staff editor Lisa Marie Segarra and Kotaku staff writer Ethan Gach to the Splitscreen team. We're talking about our own (at times) controversial takes on our beloved household pets, as well as the all-time most memorable video game cats in history. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.…
 
In a live episode recorded at Primadonna Festival, Rosie looks to comedians and authors Helen Lederer and Samantha Baines for wedding advice. They discuss wedding dress fittings, cats, sorbet relationships, sexual explosions, Dawn French’s matchmaking skills and sex in toilets, hot tubs and swimming pools. Rosie also has a lightbulb moment about wh…
 
Episode Notes Welcome back to The MinnMax Show podcast! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Leo Vader, Kyle Hilliard, and Jeff Marchiafava run down the game release calendar for 2021 and debate who is most excited for the biggest releases. Who can claim Halo Infinite, Far Cry 6, Metroid Dread, and more? It's up to the Backstage Pass crew to feed th…
 
We're all about visual novels here at Triple Click. What's that, you ask? What's a visual novel? Well, allow Kirk, Maddy, and Jason to tell you: it's kind of like a book... but better! Join us to talk about the stellar new game The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, the horniness of Fire Emblem and Persona, and why sometimes gameplay just isn't all tha…
 
Episode Notes Welcome back to The MinnMax Show podcast! We have a special episode for you this week, with Suriel Vazquez, Leo Vader, and Ben Hanson recording an in-studio episode with special guest Dan Ryckert! For a little thought experiment, we run down our favorite game franchises and where we'd take the next entry. We also talk about Pokémon Un…
 
Kirk, Maddy, and Jason dive into Skyward Sword HD, the new Zelda remake for Nintendo Switch. Does it hold up today? How does it feel after Breath of the Wild? And what's up with those controls? Then they talk about the harrowing Activision Blizzard lawsuit that's shaken up the video game industry over the past week. One More Thing: Kirk: Death’s Do…
 
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