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 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 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 94: DigiBard

Adam Kidd (audio/music on Enter the Gungeon & Gang Beasts) joins us this week from Oakland to hash out some of the latest Nintendo NX news, Blizzard’s response to the Nostalrius server petition, and one man’s EVE: Online book tour in-game. For the Lightning Round we ponder the Uncharted 4 pre-release issues and Apple’s first ever sales […]

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 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 38: Mixtape For My Bae

Big news from Nintendo this week and Joe E., Joe A., Nikk and Nate grab the mics to help each other understand it. We pour some pints from the Bushnell Brewery, sift through this weeks video game news and compare ’90s mixtapes to playlists.  It’s the same. But different. In this episode: – Nintendo announces it’s […]

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 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 15: Loosey Goosey

This edition is loose, delightfully all over the place and supremely entertaining.  On this episode of Cheat Codes we talk about Valve’s VR headset, the (possible?) end of Computer and Video Games Magazine, and Apple’s new iOS dev language ‘Swift.’  The lightning round culminates in a robust shout-out to our friend, Trent Reed.  Go ahead, get […]