9/23/2016: What We’re Playing

No regular episode this week, but we checked in with the Cheat Codes staff and a bunch of former guests to see what games they’re currently digging into. James Id: “I’m playing Dizzy: The Ultimate Cartoon and the Claire B story to Resident Evil 2. It’s odd to see parallels between the item management and puzzle […]

Episode 111: One Panty

Evan Nikolich (Designer @ Bungie) and Samir Patel (Producer @ Bungie) join us this week to discuss working on games that flopped, Nintendo showing no mercy to fan games, and working on a game in a genre you hate. For the Lightning Round we discuss Nintendo IP’s coming to the iOS Store and we cap […]

Episode 107: Eggsistential

Our old buddies Nate Hitchcock (Developer @ Soulbound Studios) and Samir Patel (Associate Producer @ Bungie) hop on this weeks episode for a nice nostalgic romp. We go over the necessity of Day One patches, why indies don’t like making sequels, and the majesty of Gudetama. For the Lightning Round we talk about the games […]

Episode 88: Shark Week

It’s a core panel episode and there’s blood in the water! We crack a few cold ones and take a long look at Tim Sweeney’s op-ed about Microsoft’s bid for PC gaming monopolization, the mass exodus of big companies from E3, and why we like the games we like. For the Lightning Round we sound […]

Episode 77: Schwartzmas

Associate Producer at Bungie, Samir Patel is back with us in the studio this week to go over how all the VR makers are helping solve each others problems to establish a successful market. We also examine Microsoft’s cloud “altruism” and the Caleco Chameleon. For the Lightning Round we ponder the fate of a Siberian […]

Episode 67: Jello Shots

Consider this episode an early Christmas present from us to you! Bungie Assoc. Producer Samir Patel joins us again to talk about the new Destiny micro-transactions, VR Porn vs. Real Sex and the obviousness of a placebo effect in gaming. For the Lightning Round, we do our usual round-robin dance around the upcoming Hololens tour, […]

Episode 57: PeterNorthBot

Senior Gameplay Programmer at Boss Key Studios Joshua Parker joins us this week to talk about that travesty of a cover on the latest issue of Time magazine. We also take the time to talk about all the latest Blizzard news, from the new expansion, their recent subscriber levels, to the archetype vs. stereotype debate […]

Episode 26: ARG Terrorism

The new Call of Duty is out! Advanced Warfare let’s you suck at multi- player, and doesn’t rub it in your face. Noobs rejoice! We try out a new segment called “Whose What’s In A Where?” We encourage you to play along. From there, we make mention of a USAF Air-base Commander thats banned ARGs […]

Episode 20: Guy In Pink Suit Loves Drugs

New stuff this week!  The boys take a new Ten Words or Less segment out for a spin to describe games they haven’t played yet. Joe Erskine was out this week, so Joe Arroyo takes over the host-throne.  As per usual however, it’s mostly a bunch of dudes jawing about video games (amongst other things). […]

Episode 18: I Am Your Density

Yeah.. we shoe-horned that pun didn’t we?  Destiny is out! We talk about it and attempt to give it the benefit of the doubt.  Joe talks a bit about the amazing local co-op of the console port for Diablo 3, and we turn a brief PAX recap into a conversation about the games we’re looking […]