Console Crusade

Console Crusade

www.consolecrusade.com
Video game news, retro games and the occasional goof, hosted by EJ Olson and Nick Durheim..
26: Super Smash Bros Speculation ft. The Group Chat
May 2 • 97 min
The boys wax over recent(ish) Nintendo news before receiving a last minute prompt from a few fellow Nintendo stans—-top five character additions to Super Smash Bros Switch, GO!
25: Guests From The Backlog w/ Andrew Chavez
Apr 12 • 93 min
EJ’s traveling for work (still), so here’s another episode from the backlog! This week, Andrew Chavez from The Precipice Between Two Hills podcast joins EJ and Nick to talk about money, Jeff Bezos, anime and sometimes video games. Console Crusade GO
24: Guests From The Backlog w/ Brennan Dryer
Mar 29 • 80 min
Friend of the program Brennan Dryer drinks a beer and talks some shit about video games.
23: About Damn Time!
Mar 2 • 129 min
The boys wanted to get together and (finally) catch up on all of the game news from the past two months, but things didn’t quite go as planned (as usual). Console Crusade, GO!
22: Aspiring Game Developer Chats With Milio-Kent-Pettit
Jan 31 • 54 min
It’s been awhile, but EJ’s back to have a chat with aspiring game developer Milo Kent-Pettit. We’re still dealing with some technical issues, so bear with us! Special Guest: Milo Kent-Pettit.
21: Game Awards Predictions
Dec 5, 2017 • 108 min
The boys dive deep and cast their imaginary ballots for 2017’s Game Awards. Is it Nintendo’s year? Or can Sony and Microsoft make themselves a presence? Listen to Nick and EJ wax over a list of games they’ve never played!
20: Too Little, Too Late (A Mario Review)
Nov 27, 2017 • 74 min
The boys talk Nick’s new PlayStation purchase, Super Mario Odyssey, Skyrim on Switch, and then tease a Wii-Eulogy.
19: Nintendo Classic Speculation
Nov 22, 2017 • 93 min
The boys talk EA, Star Wars, flippin LOOT BOXES and of course, Nintendo. Let the classic edition speculation begin!
18: THEY’RE KILLING MY HOBBY!
Nov 16, 2017 • 69 min
The La Croix Boix are back, talking Nintendo Switch, Gamestop and Amazon Retro Zone. EJ and Nick also discuss which franchises they want to come to their beloved Nintendo platform—-more games that EJ will never finish!
17: Blood Blisters and Belated Reviews
Nov 13, 2017 • 62 min
EJ is still bad at games, and Nick doesn’t let him forget it. Console Crusade, GO!
16: Thank You So Much For To Playing Our Games (Plus SNES Classic!)
Oct 12, 2017 • 65 min
The boys are busier than ever, which means game news has gone in one ear and out their rears. Instead they talk about what they’ve been playing lately, and argue over which of John Williams scores is actually best!
15: Hard Drive Hubris - Nintendo Direct, Nindies, Destiny and Hummus
Sep 22, 2017 • 94 min
The lads catch up and chat Nintendo as usual. Also, we play shooters now.
14: 5th Generation Console Musings
Sep 8, 2017 • 101 min
It’s been another long hiatus (the boys will be releasing again consistently this autumn!) but they’re finally back with some rumblings and ramblings, choppin’ it up over their nostalgia for the N64 and PSOne. Croc is the GOAT—-stay out our mentions!…
13: Remixed and Remastered
Jul 23, 2017 • 92 min
The announcement of an impending video game remaster is almost always met with a collective sigh, but EJ and Nick ramble about even more they’d like to see. SPY-RO! SPY-RO!
12: E3 Breakdown—-Better Late Than Never!
Jun 22, 2017 • 148 min
The gaming press event of the year has blown past us, and what better way to celebrate than to talk about it way too much? We watched ‘em so you don’t have to, but this isn’t a summary - it’s a veritable dissertation on all the best (and worst) of the…
11: We’re Back! E3 Predictions and SNES Classic
Jun 11, 2017 • 129 min
EJ and Nick are back after an interminable hiatus, and after a not-so-quick catching up with some “retro” pickups we’ve acquired, we dive into E3. Sure, it seems a bit late for that, but that’s how we operate! Hear us ramble about EA, Microsoft, Bethesda,…
10: First Impressions - The Legend of Zelda and the Nintendo Switch
Mar 22, 2017 • 141 min
It’s been a few weeks since the Nintendo Switch launched, but the boys haven’t had any time to record in between all of the Zelda they’ve been playing, and all of the Zelda they’ve been playing. Come listen to EJ and Nick articulate themselves as well as…
9: SWITCH. SWITCH. SWITCH.
Mar 1, 2017 • 126 min
EJ and Nick exercise their adept proclivity to dwell on the esoteric—-AKA they bullshit about memes for way too long. Maybe they talk about the Switch, maybe they wax philosophical and debate the necessity of graphical powerhouses, but they definitely…
8: Dream Marvel Games
Feb 22, 2017 • 63 min
Esteemed lord of the geeks, Andrew Chavez, swears fealty to the Console Crusade before breaking down Marvel’s most recent game announcements. He and EJ go off the rails in imagining what the ultimate Marvel video game may look like; Manifold, Swordsman,…
7: Rocket League, Whatever; Indie Games, Perfect - February Game News
Feb 17, 2017 • 117 min
If there’s one thing the boys do well, it’s not making any sense whatsoever. This week, they tackle an all digital future, the Castlevania television series, E3, South Park, Rocket League, Nintendo, AAAAAND some other stuff. Nick eats some bread. EJ eats…
6: BIG HOSS STYLE - Nintendo, Fire Emblem, Star Wars, and Retro Goodies
Feb 8, 2017 • 81 min
It’s been a few weeks, but the boys are back to muse nonsensically and talk some game news for the first week of February. EJ may sound like an 80 year old woman, but he’s got the vigor of 78 year old, we assure you. Nick sounds level headed as usual, but…
5: PS4 v. Xbone, Fire Emblem, Nintendo Discourse and Limited Run RAGE
Jan 20, 2017 • 78 min
The boys have tried to keep things civil during prior discussions, but the time for etiquette has passed. EJ grows irate over Nintendo’s continued ill-informed decision making, and has a few choice words for the guys over at Limited Run Games. Even the…
Ep. 4: Developer Origin Shinfo
Jan 18, 2017 • 48 min
Video game news has slowed to a trickle in a post Nintendo press conference world: the fellas have nothing better to do, so it’s time to regurgitate some useless facts. What the hell do Cal Ripken Jr, a Trump brother and Wonder Woman have to do with each…
Ep. 3: PB and Carrots - A Nintendo Switch Reaction
Jan 17, 2017 • 83 min
As a couple of fellas who just can’t WAIT for the Nintendo Switch, the boys spend an hour or so discussing how terrible it’s going to be. They may sound angry (blame the $6 wine, dextromethorphan and Nick’s questionable taste in snack food) but rest…
Ep. 2: Games We Played in 2016
Jan 9, 2017 • 88 min
2016 was a big year for video games, but the boys didn’t play any of them! EJ Olson and Nick Durheim discuss their dreaded backlogs, casually discussing which titles they spent time with during the last calendar year. The Console Crusade podcast has been…
Ep. 1: Nintendo Switch Rumors & Speculation
Jan 4, 2017 • 73 min
The leaks keep leaking and the sources are as unreliable as they are believable, but these good ol’ boys are full of hope and pessimism. Join EJ Olson and Nick Durheim on this debut episode of the Console Crusade podcast as they discuss the much…