Episode 153: McStabby

La la laaa la la! This week, Riot Games Influencer Relations Manager Becky Taylor helps us analyze the Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box frenzy, call shenanigans on the NRG’s claim of “diversity” within its all-male Overwatch pro team, and discuss ways to prevent the accidental use of traumatic photos from real-life events in games. In […]

Episode 145: Tracer Legs

Kick your 1967 Chevy Impala into gear for this quirky monster-slaying episode! This week, Contigo Games co-founder Francesca Carletto-Leon joins us to reflect on Valve’s actions to welcome players to Dota 2, pick apart Neil deGrasse Tyson’s space exploration Kickstarter, and weigh the pros and cons of buying digital copies of video games. In the […]

Episode 142: He Said Yes!

Microsoft software engineer and Turn 10 tools developer James Farris joins us this week to help us explore the anonymous gay sex cruising scene through the game The Tearoom, debate the ethics of buying up an excessive number of homes in Final Fantasy XIV, and challenge the hypothesis that young men are choosing to be […]

Episode 124: Who Is Splinter

We’re talkin’ ’bout the Overwatch input debate on consoles! We’re talkin’ ’bout Pokemon in Minecraft, and we’re talkin’ ’bout Castlevania on Netflix. For the Lightning Round we not-so-delicately handle the shvanzes in Conan: Exiles and weigh in on opening E3 to the public this year. Enjoy! We’re on Patreon! Be sure to check out the video and […]

Episode 120: Before And After

We go over our favorite games that we played in 2016. We applaud the existence of Frog Fractions 2 and we consider the possibility that Conan’s Clueless Gamer might get it’s own show. For the Lightning Round we throw our support behind Terry Crews as Doomfist and laugh at CNN for using a Fallout 4 […]

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 104: Glue Eaters

Blaine Biehle (PyroInsane on Twitch) joins us this week to go over as much Pokemon Go news as we possibly can, we’ll analyze the argument for more moms in video games and Apple making a decision to pass on a mobile game about female sexuality. For the Lightning Round we celebrate GTAV adding Gay Pride […]

Episode 98: Cat Meat

We take a hard look at the initial Warcraft movie reviews, Japan’s flying car initiative and Oculus’ piracy problem. For the Lightning Round we ponder Steven Spielberg asking for everyone’s 3D avatar to populate the Ready Player One movie and the confusion around the Resident Evil marketing stunt gone awry. Strap in and grab a […]

Episode 70: Daddy Issues

Ted Wilson and Corey McDaniel, the makers of Dad Beat Dads are with us this week all the way from Vancouver, BC! They bring their A-game and help us wade through the Activision acquisition of King as well as Valves’ new Item Store platform and the fallout of Payday 2′s micro-transactions. These fine fellows hang […]