Laser Time is a show featuring folks in the video games industry, although not necessarily about video games. It’s a hyper-silly, multimedia-infused look at film, TV, comics, music, pop culture, and nostalgia from the perspective of people who game for a living. Obviously, their opinions are their own and do not reflect that of their employers.
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Thankfully, we’re long past the point where every unforgiving game gets compared to Dark Souls. What we’re talking about this week, with special guest Leif Johnson, are our favorite Souls-likes – that is, games that consciously borrow parts of Dark... Read moreBy Laser Time
The 3DS turned 10 this week, so let’s grab friend of the show Micah Seff and celebrate the revolutionary, unassailable, beloved powerhouse of a handheld… by looking back at five ways it nearly dropped the ball in its first few... Read moreBy Laser Time
We love ourselves some long lost subgenres, and film subgenres don't get much deader than the Erotic Thriller. As premium cable mainstays of the 80s and 90s, many of us grew up with sneaky late night HBO screenings as our highest form of titillation. But by the internet age, the American Erotic Thriller was all but extinct, and both porn and purita…
There’s something about the arcade experience that’s tough to capture at home – especially for games that involve ridiculously bespoke hardware that would be impractical to set up in a living room. This week, we welcome back Dan Amrich for... Read moreBy Laser Time
This week marks one full year since the first shelter-in-place orders went into effect in the US. To mark this dubious occasion, we invited PNB‘s TL Foster on to talk about five of the best games ever to take place... Read moreBy Laser Time
They may be gray and a little saggy, but there’s a certain kind of elderly man who, like a lobster, only ever seems to grow bigger and tougher with age. This week, we invite Greg Moore to help us pay... Read moreBy Laser Time
If you haven’t commandeered a car by jumping to it from your own speeding whip, can you really be said to have commandeered it at all? This week, we celebrate five games that let us accomplish the impossibly awesome feat... Read moreBy Laser Time
It’s a little late, but just in time for the Golden Globes, Laser Time’s annual TV wrap up is back for another year-end wrap-up. Life outside took a big hit, but streaming services thrived as everyone became of the Scrooge McDuck of indoor time! Let us know your faves below.
Everyone loves a good revenge story, so this week we’re joined by Mike Williams of PCMag to take a look at five of the most gripping stories of single-minded, systematic payback produced by videogames. Then we’ll explore Bravely Default 2,... Read moreBy Laser Time
With Persona 5 Strikers – the Dynasty Warriors-flavored sequel to the original P5 RPG – out this week, we’re joined by special guest Emmett Watkins of VGU.TV for a look at five sequels that switched to a new genre, forever... Read moreBy Laser Time
Abrupt heel-turns are always fun, especially in fighting games where a goody-two-shoes hero gives in to the Dark Power within and becomes a corrupted, evil version of themselves (usually with cooler moves). This week, we welcome Anthony Abatte to help... Read moreBy Laser Time
Los Angeles is the setting of roughly 500% of all motion pictures, and yet relatively few games have tried to turn its sun-baked sprawl into a game world. So this week, let’s grab PNB‘s TL Foster for a look at... Read moreBy Laser Time
Train levels are a well-worn trope by this point; start at the caboose and fight your way up to the engine, all in a linear, narrow environment that allows for some variety as you move from car to car. As... Read moreBy Laser Time
Better late than never, our annual tradition of picking out the best films of the year has arrived, if not without a COVID shaped caveat. But a pandemic can't keep cinema down, even if is keeping cinemas closed. There was still plenty to enjoy in 2020, as you'll hear in this week's episode!
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Ready to feel old? 2001 was a watershed year for videogames, with powerful 3D consoles and classic games that laid the groundwork for the modern era of gaming. It was also 20 years ago, and all those games are now... Read moreBy Laser Time
We’re back on our traditional annual bullshit this week, kicking off the new year with a look forward at five games we’re especially excited for in 2021 (assuming they arrive this year). This is one of our shortest shows in... Read moreBy Laser Time
It’s the end of the worst year in recent memory, but a great year for games – so let’s take one last look back and anoint our 10 favorites! Clocking in at just under 4 hours, this year’s show features... Read moreBy Laser Time
We really wanted to go with a holiday theme for our last real show of 2020, but in the end, what’s more appropriate to Holiday 2020 than grabbing Greg Moore for a look at how videogames have portrayed the collapse... Read moreBy Laser Time
Are you a hardened atheist or Holiday cynic who sees no value in Christmas? Well, what about your favorite Christmas movies, specials and TV episodes?! That's what we're here to help with this week, in Laser Time's one billionth annual Xmas special. Hope you and yours have a Merry one!
2020 has been a terrible year for most things, but a stellar year for games, including a smattering of remakes that took a fresh look at old favorites. As we lead up to our big year-end show on the best... Read moreBy Laser Time
Cyberpunk 2077 came out hours before we recorded this week’s show, so we don’t have a lot to say about it yet. Luckily, there are tons of cyberpunk videogames not named “Cyberpunk,” so we grabbed Leif Johnson for a look... Read moreBy Laser Time
This week, we pay overdue tribute to the passing of the PS4 era with help from Gamespot/LaserTime alum Tony Wilson, who’s launching a new video channel called FrameWork, and who helps us look back on five of the best PS4... Read moreBy Laser Time
With Ready Player Two published this week, we’ve decided to turn the nostalgia dial up to absurd levels by recruiting Greg Moore for a look at five videogames that, one way or another, were about nostalgia for videogames. Then it’s... Read moreBy Laser Time
We’re coming back to the table this week with clearer impressions of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – but first, let’s take a look at five of the rare few open-world games that actually re-used their open worlds,... Read moreBy Laser Time
SPONSORED: Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and Universal Music Group present Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound. The story begins with a keyboard player in the heart of Harlem: Teddy Riley. Teddy’s entire world was music. Playing it. Composing it. Producing it. Teddy and his friend Timmy Gatling fol…
SPONSORED: Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, Wondery (Dr. Death, Dirty John, The Shrink Next Door) and Universal Music Group present Jacked: Rise of the New Jack Sound… DOWNLOAD The story begins with a keyboard player in the heart of Harlem:... Read moreBy Laser Time
IT’S NEW-CONSOLE WEEK! We’re super-excited for the debut of the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, but before we get to those, let’s grab PNB‘s TL Foster for a look at five times third-party games swept in and stole the... Read moreBy Laser Time
As November begins and we’re faced with the mystery of who our next President will be, it’s as good a time as any to lose ourselves in the fictional mysteries of our favorite detective games with Octobug developer Eric Bailey.... Read moreBy Laser Time
We’re closing out Spooptober 2020 with the grimmest, bleakest topic we could think of: horror games set in, around, and within the (sometimes literal) fallout of the Soviet Union. With history buff Jeremy King of Tweakalicious.tv on board, we’ll also... Read moreBy Laser Time
At this point, our second of two episodes, we should probably clarify that we're talking about The Best/Worst of Stephen King ADAPTATIONS. But whatever, the guy is one of the few living authors that's a household name, he's made hundreds of millions of dollars off of his talent, and thus an undoubtedly very big boy. In this final episode of October…
High school is a breeding ground for all sorts of lifelong fears and anxieties, so of course it’s a perfect setting for otherwordly terror. With friend of the show Micah Seff in attendance, we talk about five games that used... Read moreBy Laser Time
Stephen King's obviously one of pop culture's most famous authors, but for our October movie marathon purposes, he's also generated billions of dollars of box office revenue with dozens of film and TV adaptations. We've scoured box office reports, reviews, and the finest in internet user criticism to try and find a consensus of which of Stephen Kin…
Still trying to watch a horror movie for every day in October? Well, have we got a cheat for you! The lost majesty of the horror anthology movie is an easy and wonderful way to ingest multiple stories within a single film! And that's saying nothing of how easy it is to commit to several short stories instead of one big two hour one. So join us as w…
In what may be our greatest Spooptober episode yet, the inimitable Alex Faciane of Chilluminati Podcast (among other things) joins us for a look at five real(ish) cryptids — creatures people swear they’ve seen but whose existence remains unconfirmed —... Read moreBy Laser Time
Spooptober continues with a look at the Greek pantheon’s gloomiest god, as Leif Johnson rejoins us to sift through some of Hades’ more memorable videogame appearances. Then we shift to talking about Star Wars Squadrons, Crash 4, Super Mario Bros.... Read moreBy Laser Time
It’s the start of October, which means we’re switching to horror-focused topics and bad Dracula impressions between now and Halloween! Let’s kick it off with a look at five zombie games that – despite featuring the most cliched enemies imaginable... Read moreBy Laser Time
Nintendo’s 3DS is officially kaput, so this week we invite Ultra 64‘s Steve Guntli and Woody Ciskowski to help us celebrate nine stellar years of no-glasses 3D with a look at five of our favorite 3DS essentials. Then it’s on... Read moreBy Laser Time
What happens when your favorite show gets canceled, or your favorite performer dies? Well, it turns out the medium of video games can offer you one last, and typically lost, appearance! We went and dug up some of our favorite characters and actors whose final performance is lost inside forgotten games…
With Spelunky 2 out this week, we’re rejoined by Experience Points‘ Jorge Albor for a look at five games that started life as freeware projects before moving on to commercial success. Then it’s on to PlayStation 5 news, Paradise Killer,... Read moreBy Laser Time
Everything we wanted to know about the new Xboxes – price, launch date, existence of the rumored Series S, etc. – has been revealed, but we’re a little distracted by a certain limited-edition compilation with one glaring omission. So distracted... Read moreBy Laser Time
Do you like collecting comics? Do you enjoy videogames? Do you insist that those two hobbies be about each other? Fiiine. With Marvel’s Avengers out this week, let’s grab PNB’s TL Foster for a look at five games that used... Read moreBy Laser Time
Weeks like this are enough to make anyone want to retreat into childhood nostalgia – and we’ve delivered a chance to do exactly that, as Greg Moore joins us to talk about five games that let us play as toys... Read moreBy Laser Time
With the US Postal Service currently under siege, now seemed like a good time to grab friend of the show Leif Johnson and pay tribute to some of gaming’s greatest postal workers, who tirelessly deliver letters and packages that don’t... Read moreBy Laser Time
Shark Week is here at last, so we invited animal expert Cody Laveau on board for a look at five terrifying sharks who – rather than trying to eat you, as is custom – want nothing more than to be... Read moreBy Laser Time
Some of your most beloved, adorable, indelible comic, movie, and video game stars have been quietly kneecapped by forgettable suits? Oh yes, never underestimate old people when it comes to making money by doing very little, because we're digging into the sordid history of pop cultures most litigated superstars!…
Stray, the cat-centric game that made a brief splash during June’s PlayStation 5 showcase (before being upstaged by Bugsnax), inspired us to hunt for other, currently existing games that offer a four-legged cat experience, and we’ll dig into five of... Read moreBy Laser Time
Carrion slurped its way onto Xbox Game Pass the other week, and its eat-everyone ethos inspired us to take a look at five other amazing games where you deal with enemies mainly by consuming them. Then it’s on to (of... Read moreBy Laser Time
The sight of crypto-fascist stormtroopers in ominous gasmasks is enough to stir contempt within any rebellious heart, and on this week’s show, we celebrate the return of special guest Dan Amrich with a look at five games that pit you... Read moreBy Laser Time
The world's having a bit of a rough go right now, so feel free to take solace where ever you can. A great place to hide from the darkness is in your favorite music, which is exactly what we're doing in this Laser Time audio extravaganza! Come with us on a auditory journey back to not-so-long-ago when making peppy tunes about our upcoming apocalypse…