Episode 151: Where’s Wookie

The Quickening is upon us as iThrive Games associate producer Sean Weiland joins the show to debate the ownership of PUBG’s “battle royale” genre, tackle the problematic sexual aggression at World of Warcraft’s Goldshire Inn, and celebrate the tentative agreement that the voice actors in SAG-AFTRA have reached with game studios to end their strike. […]

Episode 132: Wun Gwo Pee

This week, Alexandra returns to the studio with the core panel to sort out whether or not Facebook actually needs a social VR component, the recent atrocity committed on Facebook Live, and Tencent’s answer to Steam, WeGame. For the Lightning Round, we wax poetical about our dream immersive experiences in Disney’s upcoming Star Wars land […]

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 […]

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 105: 1984

Ryan Winzen (StarCraft Universe dev) is with us this week to help sort out when too much choice in a game can be a bad thing, what happens when your mom moderates your Twitch channel and the simple truth that a game exists that helps fight off dementia! For the Lightning Round, we examine the expert […]

Episode 92: Dad Jeans

Co-creator of the HALO universe (and father of Master Chief) Marcus Lehto is with us this week to shed a little light on V1 Interactive and what the future holds. He helps us sort out Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner’s plan to build a laser-powered starship, Garry Newman’s response to Rust fans regarding their latest […]

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 46: The Big LebWOWski

We’ve got a full house on this episode and Bernard Hwang joins us all the way from NYC! We congratulate both Chris and Bernard on their new intern positions at Boss Key Productions and Gameloft, respectively. We’re so proud. We get the conversation started with Polygon’s piece on Raph Koster and his use of MMO […]

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 […]

Episode 31: Selfie Stick

This week, Garrett Woodford is in the hot seat to help us dissect last weeks Microsoft keynote on everything Windows 10. He’s gonna be working there (again) so we try not to cost him his job by violating any NDA he may have signed. We also take the time to speculate on the new Ghostbusters […]