Episode 130: Toot Bait

This week, we promote Alexandra Lucas to new host! We say goodbye to Joe Erskine for now, but before we do we talk about Mastodon the Twitter-Killer, celebrity chat-bots, and the gaming equivalent of quitting while you’re ahead. For the Lightning Round we attempt a reasonable discourse regarding the use of bots to spoil Persona […]

Episode 96: Pit of Snakes

Alix Stolzer (Upsilon Circuit) joins us this week to help us sort out Ben Kuchera’s op-ed on “Invisible Gamers” as well as Disney’s exit from the console market as a publisher and developer. We round it out with a little social media conspiracy theorizing and jump headlong into the Lightning Round. From there it’s all […]

Episode 79: Game Fax

Alexandra Lucas joins us in the studio to tell us about her new job as a game writer for Plarium games which will require a relocation to Ukraine! She helps us make sense of Hasbro’s reasoning for leaving Rey out of The Force Awakens Monopoly. We then discuss a gamer’s obsession with achievements and why […]

Episode 65: Edwurd Skizzurzhunds

What a week! 3D Artist Nelson Reid joins us to make sense of the new Tony Hawk Pro-Skater 5 release, warts and all. We also celebrate the discovery of water on Mars and congratulate TBS for their big eSports plans and their new league. The Lightning Round is… as always… where the wheels come off […]

Episode 59: Wookie Madison

Jack Menhorn, Sound Designer at Boss Key, joins us to talk about his efforts on Project Bluestreak and the impending release of indie darling Nova111. We give a backhanded congrats to our friend Chris Morris and his new REAL job and it’s not long before we’re on to the meat and potatoes of the show. From there […]

Episode 34: Molydeuxs And Don’ts

What starts as an innocent Dr. Seuss homage segues into a larger, unplanned allegory about context.  We make mention of the new iTunes “Pay Once & Play” feature, and subsequently turn our attention to Jon Ronson’s New York Times article that revisits the Justine Sacco/Twitter debacle (note: we come dangerously close to falling into the […]

Episode 30: Bing Bing

It’s an all new year and that means an all new season of the Cheat Codes Podcast!  Joe, Joe and Nikk are in gear to start it off right as they sit down to discuss Star Citizen projecting 100 million in crowd sourced funds, the LEGO movie Oscar snub, Riot’s ocean statue, and the Japanese […]

Episode 24: Bottom Feeding

Former SOCOM Art Director Russ Phillips joins us this week to talk about the transition from AAA development to the indie mobile market with “Bottom Feeders.”  Russ also gives us a taste of “H-Hour,” the spiritual successor to the SOCOM franchise. We discuss Mike Maulbeck’s social media meltdown and the fallout for his former colleagues […]