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2P START! is a gaming webcomic taking jabs at the gaming industry and games in general. The podcast, featuring 2P START! artist Ray and writer Tim, extends the fun for 15-20 minutes, in weekly installments. Weekly features include trivia, reader feedback, topic of the week, comic talk, and the infamous Black Doom Award. Join us every week!
 
Life and Gaming. We debate and explore all generations of video games, systems, and the industry which drives our hobby. We examine hot, important, and impactful topics in the gaming industry. We share stories about how each of us relate to different generations of games we experienced growing up while simultaneously learning a little more about ourselves. Take this journey with us as we explore our lives with video games and how those games influence our lives.
 
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This week on The Free Cheese, twenty twenty-one. We look forward to what we expect in 2021 with our latest run of predictions after reflecting on what we expected from 2020. We also take some time to share positive outlooks on Sonic Forces and hear all about brand new Game Gear games from M2. Finally, we get the final word on Yakuza: Like a Dragon …
 
This week on The Free Cheese, Matt writes Sonic fanfiction. More of what you love: conversations about video games. We're talking Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Deep Rock Galactic, with a trip through some fighting games along the way. We also check out Umurangi Generations, slowly uncovering its layers beyond a simple photography game.…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, money please! We check out the demo for Bravely Default II and wave goodbye to Cyberpunk 2077. Matt takes over a small town in Yakuza: Like a Dragon while Marc finds the true successor to a 3D Sonic game in Crumble and Joe grabs the Wii Remote for Samus' final first-person adventure in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, and the award goes to... We recap some of our favorite announcements from this year's Game Awards along with a rundown of headlines from the week including the new release timeline for Halo Infinite and an upcoming Digimon wearable. Marc and Matt take the first steps into Cyberpunk 2077 and share the good, the bad, and…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, Mario Paint. Together, we discuss the stack of industry shakeups that were announced this week along with a brief and literal pulse check for the PlayStation Vita. Catch up on what it means to complete your first palace in Persona 5 Royal, what it feels like to finish Demon's Souls, and how to survive on the Oregon Tra…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, excuse me, Princess! Marc closes the curtains on Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity while opening a box of Digimon cards. Matt discovers the roots of FromSoftware as he edges deeper into Demon's Souls. Joe finally learns what it means to steal a heart with Persona 5 Royal's first dungeon. We also make it to the end of ou…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, don't give him Sonic. During a slightly slower week of news we dive a bit deeper into Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Hades, and Pokémon Sword: The Crown Tundra. We also share our first impressions with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity and how it fits into the lore of The Legend of Zelda.…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, did we find Brittfaceyo? With the launch of next generation consoles only moments away we make sure to catch up on all of the vampire news you could ever ask for. We also bring a close to our ongoing segment, "Who Would Win in a Fight?" and continue with the second round of "Another Night, Another Dream" in between a h…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, Happy Halloween! We share our ideas for other game franchises that could learn from Breath of the Wild and try to figure out how to name new Final Fantasy characters. Marc keeps things spooky with Phasmophobia and Handy Harry's Haunted House Services, Matt enters a Rocket League tournament, and Joe returns to the world…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, someone remembers to unmute his microphone. A slower news week lets us explore some different topics. What's a positive example of a game that feels like its from the PS2 era? Name a game that was overshadowed by something when it initially released? We also discuss Halloween events in video games and how to catch a gh…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, where’s Okami? Listen in as we talk PlayStation 5 UI and the new initiative from the Video Game History Foundation. We look back on where we were a year ago and close out on some of the games we’ve been playing recently. Also, it’s the final round in the quarter finals of our ongoing segment chronicling the best of the…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, we believe in generations. It’s finally time to discuss the full launch details of the PlayStation 5 and the games launching alongside the new platform on November 12. Matt checks out Hypnospace Outlaw, welcoming the comfort of a late 1990s internet in favor of a chilly campground. Joe continues with Xenoblade Chronicl…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, tell me your tire fantasy. We finally have a release date and details for the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X. We weigh in on the best way to buy and our favorite designs of this generation’s new consoles. We also check in with Mario Tennis Aces, step closer to the finale of our recurring segment “Who Would in in a Fig…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, old is new is old again. We’re excited by the release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 and with the announcement of Super Mario 3D All-Stars it feels like we’re back in the late 90’s all over again. We also check out Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions, get ready for the release of new video cards, and follow up to l…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, did Madden call Snoop Dogg a cop? Another week, another Nintendo Direct mini brought to you by Lunchables. We finally get an official spill of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War details and Matt is fresh from the fields with a look at Madden NFL 21. We recap some highlights from Gamescom, figure out what Joe will play ne…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, oops! All superheroes! We discuss the reveals of both Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Gotham Knights, along with some other excitement from DC Fandome. We also check in with Microsoft Flight Simulator and Battletoads during their launch week and get ready for what’s next in Call of Duty and NHL.…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, unlock another episode when you buy the Battle Pass. We share our first impressions of Fall Guys and detail the latest changes to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone. Additionally, we close the book on A Plague Tale: Innocence and look forward to whatever Rocksteady is up to with Suicide Squad. We ta…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, we talk about good game feel. We kick things off with news from Activision and a look at Modern Warfare just before the season ends. We compare and contrast it with Halo and discuss the move for Halo Infinite to have free multiplayer. We travel back in time to France during the Black Plague and learn how to fight rats …
 
This week on The Free Cheese, candy hurts. As we ready for the Xbox Games Showcase this week, we get back into The Master Chief Collection and bring along a new, old friend. Matt takes third place in Motorsport Manager while Joe heads West of Dead for a little while. We also talk about some news from the week and how Xbox is preparing for the futur…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, this generation sucks. We talk about how modern video games have fallen into a formula and how we’re finding ways to break the formula. We also look back at the Game of the Year so far. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Satoru Iwata, recorded on the fifth anniversary of his death.…
 
The Last of Us Part II is now a part of our memories but before we let it slip too far back we are here to talk openly about it. Inside, we’ll explore the themes and plot of The Last of Us Part II, share our favorite moments from the game, and ponder how the series might continue in the future. Obviously, don’t listen to this unless you’ve complete…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, please. It’s okay. We gather here again to talk about the new price of video games, how the video game industry has changed in a decade, and what life is like on the other side of The Last of Us Part II. Matt goes into the Artifact 2.0 Beta while Joe plans a 2D version of Arms after playing Min Min in Super Smash Bros.…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, keep yourself wet. After a week playing through two games that divided their audiences, we have some feelings about making your own opinions and approaching content with an open mind. We talk about Microsoft saying goodbye to Mixer, a new sequel to Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and how rollback netcode is being impl…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, Matt predicts the utopian future of Pokémon. We hear the latest in the ongoing record keeping of Donkey Kong high scores and the status of one man of hot sauce. Matt shares his first impressions with The Last of Us 2 and how he ended up playing Motorsport Manager. Joe learns how much he agitated Matt while troubleshoot…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, it’s time to talk about the future of video games. We are in the wake of the PlayStation 5 event from the week and talk about what we saw, what we’re excited about, and what we still want to see more of next. We also talk about the Destiny announcements from this week and where we both fall in with the future of Destin…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, Go SEGA! We share our memories and feelings surrounding SEGA on its 60th anniversary as a company. We talk about the Game Gear Micro and “fog gaming”. Matt continues to wander the lands as Geralt and reaches close to a complete Gwent deck. Joe continues the hunt for monsters and finds himself back in Tokyo as a soon-to…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, decades of development for Dreams. We ready ourselves for the first look at PlayStation 5 games with a few predictions of what we expect to see. We discuss the impact of EA releasing source code for Command & Conquer and get excited about Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Matt finds solid footing within Witcher 3 as it…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, a/s/l? We talk about the importance of emergent gameplay and its increasing importance in creating believable video game worlds, and how Unreal Engine 5 might help developers to create better worlds. We celebrate the announcement of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater being remastered and induct another game into our Hall of Fame. …
 
This week on The Free Cheese, we remember a Nintendo friend. Learn about Dwayne ‘Tequila’ Johnson and magical shopping carts that stop you dead in your tracks. We also talk about the potential of new skateboarding video games (again), the future of Call of Duty: Warzone, and how Mortal Kombat might go up against the DC Universe yet again. Matt has …
 
This week on The Free Cheese, we find out Sunsoft still exists? We make recommendations for what to watch when you don’t want to play video games and we talk about some games to play when you’re looking for something different. Joe played some of The Curse of Rabenstein and checked out Sunsoft’s Trip World for Game Boy. Matt stepped into the world …
 
This week on The Free Cheese, do you want a new robot friend? We both continue with Final Fantasy VII Remake and continue to find reasons to love it. We talk about its impact on the franchise history and where it will find its place amongst the other titles. Rumors of another Resident Evil remake kick off our news segment with stories of PS5 launch…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, that cat ate my burrito! We commemorate the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake with our early impressions of the game and keep it spoiler-free. We talk a little Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and sprinkle in some Dreamcast after a documentary stole the show this week. Finally, we discuss the headlines from Inside Xbox, r…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, why do people drink sparkling water? Matt and Joe discuss Doom Eternal after having both finished it and where it falls on the spectrum of Doom. We continue documenting our time with Animal Crossing: New Horizons as the eggs attack and Matt learns the Stalk Market. Matt played through The Foundation expansion of Contro…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, the juice that divides our darkness. We talk more Doom Eternal and Animal Crossing: New Horizons as we make our way through more of both. A surprise Nintendo Direct mini capitalizes a lot of our news cycle amidst Konami responses to Silent Hill rumors and Epic Games publishing deals that work in favor of the creator. W…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, listen to the devil’s interval. We gather to talk about Doom Eternal and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as expected. We also talk about the new details of both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. We check in with new Game Pass Ultimate perks, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, and broadcasting sports video games.…
 
This week on The Free Cheese, it’s the final stretch. Matt survives his worst fears as he edges closer to the sun and then straps his skates on to roll around the rink. Joe keeps circling the tops of the castle in a classic while discovering what he missed by not becoming a Belmont sooner. We talk about the future of GameStop, the potential of a ne…
 
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