Episode 114: Pootatoes

We’ve got a game development focused episode this week. We discuss how player imagination is just important to the game as intentionally designed narrative and mechanics, the connections between Westworld and video games, and what game devs actually do at all of those crazy conferences. Get your fresh pootatoes and we’ll see you on Mars! We’re on Patreon! Be […]

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 95: In The Attic

Vlad Micu (games consultant, indie guru for hire) joins us from the Netherlands this week to go over making losing and death meaningful in games, the Oculus retail dilemma and Google trying to stick robot lenses in our eyes. For the Lightning Round we have a go at whether or not more Hollywood talent should […]

Episode 84: Horse Latitudes

Rob Auten, professional game writer and consultant (Battlefield: Hardline, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, Gears of War: Judgement), joins us for a whimsical jaunt right to the heart of the FBI’s new anti-radicalism game, Peter Molyneux’s thoughts on crunch and Namco’s desire for you to tell them their own Dark Souls story. At which point, […]

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 43: The One Where Chris Leaves

This episode begins with a fan-boy extravaganza in regard to all the new nerd-centric trailers that came out recently. We wash that down with some IPA and move on to the awesome new D&D digital port thru Fantasy Grounds. At this point Chris leaves but we soldier on! We have some fun with the Soapstone […]

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 6: Pre GDC 2014

In this episode, we do a pre-GDC rundown of possible (and probable) reveals and we reminisce about previous expos. Did you know Shaquille O’Neal is making a successor to Shaq-Fu? You do now. How about Glenn Beck’s Tesla vs Edison movie? This topic hit’s a pretty close to home for us, especially after spending a […]