Episode 135: Flappy Bottle

Board game designer and DigiPen instructor Jeremy Holcomb pops into the studio this week to fill us in on his active Kickstarter, “The White Box: A Game Design Workshop-in-a-Box.” We then venture into the tangled web of fraudulent internet service providers, pick apart the logistics of transforming the “bottle flipping game” into a board game, […]

Episode 121: Streisand Effect

The Stellar Jay dudes are back! We catch up with Ted and Corey about everything they’re working on. We also make time to discuss the unique League of Legends toxicity problem, YouTube’s new paid chat feature, and the argument for more 32-bit retro indie games. For the Lightning Round we muse over two Google Home […]

Episode 113: Tingles

We’re joined this week by Nichole (aka SpringbokASMR) to talk about our favorite games and what makes them replayable (or not), whether it’s possible to quantify the traits that make a bad game, and Elon Musk’s somewhat reasonable plan to take us all to Mars. For the Lightning Round, we debate¬†whether Firewatch would benefit from […]

Episode 108: And Chess

It’s a Core Panel episode this week and we’re toasting to the life of Kenny Baker. We’re also talking about why games hook us the way they do. We also make mention of the gap between players and makers, as well as playing video games in casinos… for money. For the Lightning Round we talk […]

Episode 97: Tetris Trilogy

We hash out Raw Fury Games’ blog post about what success means to them, ARK buying mods from their community and we finally answer the question; “Are eSports pros real athletes?” For the Lightning Round we touch on the rumors that Nintendo is going full Hollywood and the insanity of an impending Tetris movie trilogy. […]

Episode 80: Footlong

Kevin Katona, game designer at Wargaming.net joins us this week to ponder ESPN finally committing to eSports, earning class credit for playing video games (in Norway), and software pirates getting sad about PC games getting too tough to crack. The Lightning Round gets saucy when we try and make sense of Sony’s attempt at trademarking […]

Episode 76: Vonderloost

Our old friend Nate Hitchcock joins us in the studio to talk about his work at Soulbound Studios on their MMORPG Chronicles of Elyria. He gets back in the mix pretty quick as we hash out topics like game design at sea, the new BlackFlag service and what games and gaming mean to folks in […]

Episode 73: Stay Classy

Happy early Thanksgiving everybody! We’re back to the core panel this week to ring in the holiday season. We break down the testimonials from old Nintendo “Powerline” workers, the implications of the new Valve Steam Sale plans and Mark Cuban’s choice (and expensive) words about eSports. For the lightning round we get opinionated on Kotaku […]

Episode 68: FascistWindPasser05

Aexandra Lucas is in the studio with us this week as we speculate on the new Nintendo NX rumors, the deserved success of Undertale and that odd survey that Riot is using on their League of Legends players. We round it all out with our usual beer soaked Lightning Round in which we round-robin the idea […]

Episode 40: Fear The Walking Seth

Seth Weedin (SubRay, Dischord) joins us in the studio this week to review the litany of April Fools jokes out there this year. We feature some tasty local brews while examining SpaceBeagles’ Butt-Sniffin’ Pugs. From there we take a look the Guardian’s piece on Hidetaka Miyazaki and the new Schwarzenegger film “Maggie.”  Joe and Joe cap the […]