GameZilla Alpha

GameZilla Alpha
A one topic per week video game show.

Nintendo Direct - GameZilla Alpha 70
Sep 16, 2018 • 46 min
This week we go into detail on the September 13th 2018 Nintendo Direct. Our concerns and excitement for everything Nintendo. All this and more on GameZilla Alpha 70.
A Day in the Life of Grimlock - GameZilla Alpha 69
Sep 9, 2018 • 39 min
This week Grimlock tells us whats its like to live for a day in his shoes. How gaming and the people he surrounds himself with help him along the way. All of this and more on GameZilla Alpha episode 69.
Video Game Testing - GameZilla Alpha ep068
Sep 2, 2018 • 38 min
Why is everything new or re-worked in a video game so overpowered? This week we express our frustrations about new things in gaming being so unfair. We give a lot of examples of this theory. Even thinking like the developer, not the gamer, to find out the…
Xbox All Access - GameZilla Alpha ep067
Aug 26, 2018 • 41 min
This week we go over everything that could be Xbox All Access. From what it is, to how excited we are for it. This very well could be a big step for the gaming community. All this and more on episode 67 of GameZilla Alpha.
The Greatest Comeback Ever - GameZilla Alpha ep066
Aug 20, 2018 • 44 min
This week we talk all about No Man Sky! From the initial state of the game all the way to why we are so addicted to it now. Find out what makes this game the greatest comeback of all time. All of this and so much more on GameZilla Alpha ep066.
Sexism at Riot - GameZilla Alpha ep065
Aug 12, 2018 • 53 min
This week we came across an article about the problems with sexism at Riot games. As we followed the trail of bread crumbs to other articles about this very same issue we could no longer hold our opinions back. Sexism is a problem in the gaming industry…
Gaming Tutor - GameZilla Alpha ep064
Aug 5, 2018 • 35 min
This week we talk about how parents are now paying tutors to teach their kids how to be better at video games.
Riot MMO - GameZilla Alpha ep063
Jul 29, 2018 • 33 min
Riot sent out a tweet earlier this week teasing that they might be making a League of Legends based MMO. JazzE and Grimlock go bonkers!
The Worst Gaming Peripherals - GameZilla Alpha ep062
Jul 23, 2018 • 27 min
We are live from the Michigan Science Center for After Dark Vintage Video Games. Grimlock and Jazze are joined by Deadite and discuss physical gaming objects that are absolutely terrible.
Video Game Movies - GameZilla Alpha ep061
Jul 15, 2018 • 48 min
We have a very special / spooky guest in the studio this week. With his back round in film we had to sit down and talk about the three best and worst video game movies of all time.
Shotguns are Overpowered - GameZilla Alpha ep060
Jul 8, 2018 • 33 min
You guessed it… This week we talk about how overpowered abilities or weapons ruin the fun of video games. Especially shotguns!
So Many Games - GameZilla Alpha ep059
Jul 1, 2018 • 38 min
This week we discuss our feelings on the amount of Video Games that are flooding the market and what effect that has on the gamer.
E3 2018 Show Recap - GameZilla Alpha ep058
Jun 17, 2018 • 86 min
The dust has settled and the show floor is winding down. E3 2018 is nearing its end and we here at GameZilla are giving you the scoop. From best in show to what was a giant flop. We rate and review everything this years E3 had to offer.
Pokemon Let’s Go to the Switch - GameZilla Alpha ep057
Jun 3, 2018 • 62 min
This week we have a round table discussion about the announcements of Pokemon. We give our thoughts about the pros and cons to each game and if we are going to play them.
Your Rights are Still Wrong - GameZilla Alpha ep056
May 28, 2018 • 55 min
This week we walk that grey line between a person’s rights and the value a game has to offer. Does making a video game that sends the wrong message cross the line of right and wrong or are developers able to exercise their rights to creative freedom?
Save Battle Royale - GameZilla Alpha ep055
May 20, 2018 • 59 min
The Battle Royale bubble is growing and growing. Weekly updates, famous streamers, cool game modes and professional tournaments are keeping this game genre at the top of all the gaming charts. More people are playing and viewing these games then any other…
Breakfall Games - GameZilla Alpha ep054
May 13, 2018 • 57 min
This week we sat down with Mike Keogh, co-owner and designer, at Breakfall Games. We talk the origin of the company and the impact they are making on the indie scene. Then we talk about two of Breakfall’s major games, Starwhal a game about space narwhals…
Spearhead Games (OmenSight) - GameZilla Alpha ep53
May 6, 2018 • 40 min
Grimlock and Deadite hangout with Malik from Spearhead Games and talk about their upcoming game Omensight. Malik explains how a smaller indie group has more flexibility and freedom when it comes to game design. We covered a lot when it comes to Omensight…
Top 25 PS4 Games Of All Time - GameZilla Alpha ep052
Apr 29, 2018 • 98 min
Grimlock and Deadite cover the top 25 of PS4 so far. Using IGN’s 2018 and 2017 lists they cover what has changed in the past year and if they agree with the games that were chosen.
Bully Hunters - GameZilla Alpha ep051
Apr 22, 2018 • 78 min
This week we rip apart the presentation of the short lived website, Bully Hunters, but also inspire gamers to be better gamers.
The Teabag Controversy - GameZilla Alpha ep050
Apr 15, 2018 • 52 min
This week we discuss the biggest controversy to hit the city of Boston since the Tea Party…… the Teabag Controversy.
Sean Chiplock - GameZilla Alpha ep049
Apr 1, 2018 • 84 min
This week 8bitSteve was able to sit down with voice actor Sean Chiplock. He not only learns the story of Sean’s journey but also how to be a good person along the way…. oh and some really cool voices :)
1upxesports - GameZilla Alpha ep048
Mar 25, 2018 • 56 min
This week we bring you an interview with the creators of 1upX eSports. You do not want to miss out on this episode as these two gentleman have created the perfect event for Gaming Entertainment.
Destiny Games Interview - GameZilla Alpha ep047
Mar 18, 2018 • 64 min
This week we are able to sit down and talk to a veteran in the video game shop scene….. The owner of Destiny Games!
Non Player Characters Interview - GameZilla Alpha ep046
Mar 11, 2018 • 46 min
On this episode of GameZilla Alpha we travel out to Go Comedy in Ferndale Michigan to watch a on act comedy all about Non Player Characters of NPCs. After the show we sit down with the creators of the show and being you a behind the scenes interview of a…
Fortnite Season 3 - GameZilla Alpha ep045
Feb 25, 2018
The second season has come to an end and you have had little time to prepare because season 3 is Live. We go over all the changes and things you need to know for Fortnite Season 3.
Nintendo Online - GameZilla Alpha ep044
Feb 18, 2018 • 52 min
Grab your favorite drink and take a seat as we take you on a ride that is Nintendo Online. We start at the beginning and tell you everything we know about the service. Then we finish it off will a nice message of what we want to see from Nintendo online…
Fanboys - GameZilla Alpha ep043
Feb 11, 2018 • 68 min
This week we explain everything you need to know about fanboys. From what they are, to some examples we have personally come across, to what we believe could make them the way they are. Then we give a bit of advice.
Battle Royale - GameZilla Alpha ep042
Feb 4, 2018 • 54 min
What the hell is a battle royale? This episode will give you everything you could possible need to know about this type of game. From what is, all the way to what games we would like have this game mode added.
Xbox Game Pass - GameZilla Alpha ep041
Jan 28, 2018 • 51 min
This week is all about Xbox and the rebirth of the Xbox game pass. New updates to this system might just be the future of gaming itself.
Nintendo Labo - GameZilla Alpha ep040
Jan 21, 2018 • 54 min
The world of video games has turned into strings and cardboard! We tell you all about the hottest news of Nintendo Labo. Diving into the good and bad aspects and what they mean to the gaming industry.
The Big Three 2018 - GameZilla Alpha ep039
Jan 7, 2018 • 79 min
This week we dive into the expectations we have for the big three console companies going into 2018. What Nintendo, Playstation and Xbox need to do and not do in order to be successful this year in gaming.
BaBomb1337 Interview - GameZilla Alpha ep038
Dec 24, 2017 • 78 min
This week 8 Bit Steve has raided the studio once again to bring you another interview. We sit down with BaBomb1337 and talk about the world of streaming and why he has chosen to use Facebook as his platform of choice.
The Video Game Awards - GameZilla Alpha ep037
Dec 10, 2017 • 189 min
This week Grim and JazzE cover the Video Game Awards live. Listen in or watch on to hear our opinions on the award winners and world premier trailers.
Mega Cat Studios Interview - GameZilla Alpha ep036
Dec 3, 2017
This week we get to sit down with Andy, the lead developer at Mega Cat Studios, and talk about developing new video games with a nostalgic feel.
Top 25 Nintendo Switch Games - GameZilla Alpha ep035
Nov 26, 2017 • 75 min
IGN has put of their list of the top 25 games for the Nintendo Switch so far… What do Grimlock and JazzE think?
X Box One X - GameZilla Alpha ep034
Nov 19, 2017
This week we gonna give it to ya! That’s right we have had our hands on the new Xbox1X system for a few weeks and we are tell you all about our experiences!
Interview With Cornshaq - GameZilla Alpha ep033
Nov 12, 2017
This week we have a very important guest, 8 Bit Steve, a local speed runner that holds 5 world records! What can be better then that? oh wait…. he is bringing a interview along of a famous YouTuber…. Cornshaq!
Rent Stop - GameZilla Alpha ep032
Nov 5, 2017 • 46 min
This we is all about renting video games! We discuss Gamestop’s new Power Pass and what you as a renter need to know and what Gamestop needs to do in order to make it a success.
Microvision - GameZilla Alpha ep031
Oct 29, 2017 • 61 min
If you thought that you were only going to pay the base price for your next video game well think again. Micro-transactions have taken the gaming industry by storm and we dissect the recent patent that was granted to Activision surrounding this topic.
League Franchising - GameZilla Alpha ep030
Oct 23, 2017 • 55 min
This week we dive deep into the franchising of the North American LCS in 2018. From what you can expect with the changes in the LCS and the teams that have had their applications approved to the few that are a surprise to have been declined.
What Makes A Raid Good - GameZilla Alpha ep029
Oct 15, 2017 • 56 min
What makes a gaming raid good? Grimlock and JazzE share their thoughts on the current raiding addiction. Along the way they determine the pros that make a good raid and the cons that make a bad raid.
Entitled Gamers - GameZilla Alpha ep028
Oct 8, 2017 • 43 min
This week Grimlock and JazzE talk about the entitled gamer. That person that feels that just because they spend the money to purchase a game they should have access to everything the game has to offer without the challenge of completing the game the way…
Addicted To Destiny 2 - GameZilla Alpha ep027
Oct 1, 2017 • 44 min
What happens when you just cant put it down? Grimlock and JazzE give you an in depth look at their true feelings towards Bungie’s Destiny 2. Then with a weird twist discover the underlying concern of video game addiction and the risks of a future the…
Worlds 2017 - GameZilla Alpha ep026
Sep 17, 2017 • 55 min
This week we talk all about League of Legends worlds 2017. The draw stage has completed and we break down the whole tournament. From what worlds is, to how it works and our predictions to outcomes and champion selection.
Destiny 2 - GameZilla Alpha ep025
Sep 10, 2017 • 70 min
This week Grimlock and JazzE dive into their first impressions of Destiny 2. The changes from Destiny to Destiny 2 that we like along with a few weird decisions by Bungie that have us wondering what were they thinking.
NA LCS Here We Come - GameZilla Alpha ep 024
Sep 3, 2017 • 44 min
Grimlock and JazzE are going to the NA LCS championship. We explain what the NA LCS is along with who is playing, what our predictions are, the atmosphere we expect and rap it all up with a little bow of the future of eSports!
YouTube Hates Gamers - GameZilla Alpha ep023
Aug 27, 2017 • 57 min
Youtube hates FPS gamers! That is right we said it. Grimlock and JazzE cover the recent uprising of demonetization on Youtube gaming videos and the effect on their creators.
Pricing Woes - GameZilla Alpha ep022
Aug 20, 2017 • 70 min
This week Grimlock and JazzE dive into the truths behind pricing in the video gaming industry. What is the correct price for the game you are going to release? The reasons behind why is is important as gamers we need to support our industry and vise versa…
Nintendo Universe - GameZilla Alpha ep021
Aug 13, 2017 • 74 min
Things get hot…. super heated, as Grimlock and JazzE are fed up with Nintendo. They have created what can be the only possible reasoning behind Nintendo’s decisions in the past… Nintendo lives in their own universe. So take a seat and enjoy the ride as we…
2 Beta’s live from MSC - GameZilla Alpha ep020
Jul 23, 2017 • 58 min
Grimlock and JazzE have the rest of GameZilla with them live at the Michigan Science Center for After Dark Vintage Video Games. We discuss the pros and cons of both the Splatoon 2 and Destiny 2 Betas.
Jump - GameZilla Alpha ep019
Jul 16, 2017 • 59 min
This week Grimlock and JazzE… Jump… into the hottest topic. We explain what the new Jump video game rental service is and discuss why it is good for the industry but also what are concerns are.
Top 11 games of 2017 so far - GameZilla Alpha ep018
Jul 9, 2017 • 33 min
This week Grimlock reads off a list of the top 11 games of 2017 this far to JazzE and we react. Determining weather or not the games on this list belong here and in which order we would place them.
Cross Platform Please - GameZilla Alpha ep 017
Jul 2, 2017 • 78 min
This week Grimlock and JazzE dive deep into the hearts of the players and fight for what we all want… Cross Platform gaming. The only problem is the big business trying to hold there assets and not playing nice with each other.
Super Hot Steam Sale - GameZilla Alpha ep016
Jun 25, 2017 • 50 min
This week Grimlock and JazzE are dying of the summer heat. So find a cool fan to sit down in front of and listen to all the great sales going on during the summer steam sale. We go over some of the biggest deals and our personal favorties we think you…
E3 2017 Show Recap - GameZilla Alpha ep015
Jun 19, 2017 • 43 min
This week the crowds have settled.. the dust has cleared… we have all taken a deep breath… and now Grimlock and JazzE can recap E3 2017 as a whole. We go over some of the wins and opportunities of this years E3 and discuss the health of the show itself.
Pre E3 Bitchfest - GameZilla Alpha ep014
Jun 5, 2017 • 56 min
This week on GameZilla Alpha Grimlock and JazzE get heated as they talk about the recent updates or lack there of with Nintendo Online. Then they react to the petition to cancel Far Cry 5 and give their thoughts on the games current state.
Summer Drought Incoming - GameZilla Alpha ep013
May 28, 2017 • 56 min
This week Grimlock and JazzE come with words of warning. The summer game drought is coming… and we will prepare you for a long two months of full on gaming.
Destiny 2 Gameplay Reveal - GameZilla Alpha ep012
May 22, 2017 • 88 min
This week on GameZilla Alpha Grimlock and JazzE invite 5mileRick and Chops into the studio to do a special debate on the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal. Has Bungie found balance in this new version of Destiny?
Digital Gaming Takeover - GameZilla Alpha ep011
May 14, 2017 • 61 min
This week Grimlock and JazzE dive into the digital world of video gaming to share experiences and give their thoughts on what the physical world needs to do to survive the evolutionary threat of technology.
Toxicity In Gaming - GameZilla Alpha ep010
May 8, 2017 • 56 min
Grimlock and JazzE take a break from their usual wacky antics to tell you about an important topic… Toxicity. We share our opinions on the current toxic levels in online gaming and give you tips and advice on what to do to get the best out of your gaming…
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - GameZilla Alpha ep009
May 2, 2017 • 45 min
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is here and we go over everything you need to be a pro racer. We cover whats different in this edition of Mario Kart and give our opinions on the changes made to this already great racer. Did Mario Kart 8 Deluxe come out ahead of the…
The Rise of XboX Scorpio - GameZilla Alpha ep008
Apr 23, 2017 • 54 min
This week Grimlock and JazzE share all their hopes and dreams for the upcoming Xbox Scorpio. They dive into all the information that we currently have on the system… including a possible $ price point. Opinions are shared / debated and we tell you what we…
Nintendo Direct - GameZilla Alpha Ep007
Apr 17, 2017 • 64 min
Grimlock and JazzE deep dive into the new Nintendo Direct. They give their opinions on all the games you should and should not get excited for coming to Nintendo this year. Keep this episode in ARMS reach as you are not going to want to miss this one.
Interview With Gigantoraptor Games - GameZilla Alpha Ep006
Apr 9, 2017 • 44 min
Grimlock and Jazze interview Thomas DaSilva from Gigantoraptor Games and talk about their new game The Final Specimen.
Destiny 2 Misses The Mark - GameZilla Alpha Ep005
Apr 3, 2017 • 77 min
Jazze tries to defend the Destiny 2 reveal trailer. Grimlock rips it to shreds and cries in the corner as all his dreams are crushed. We cover our first impressions of the Destiny 2 reveal and what we want to see moving forward from Bungie on this weeks…
Horizon Zero Dawn Review - GameZilla Alpha Ep004
Mar 27, 2017 • 69 min
Grimlock and Jazze talk about Horizon Zero Dawn on this weeks spoiler free episode of GameZilla Alpha.
Retro Style In Current Gen Games - GameZilla Alpha ep003
Mar 19, 2017 • 57 min
Grimlock and Jazze talk about retro style in current gen games as they cover Blaster Master Zero and Shovel Knight on this weeks episode of GameZilla Alpha.
PAX East - GameZilla Alpha podcast ep002
Mar 11, 2017 • 41 min
Grimlock and Jazze record a very special episode of the GameZilla Alpha in Boston for PAX East coverage. We talk about our favorite booths and cosplay and talk about our favorite purchases we made. Then we wrap up with our first timer thoughts of PAX…
Underbite Games - GameZilla Alpha podcast ep001
Mar 6, 2017 • 62 min
Grimlock and Jazze hang out with creative director Cory Healds from Underbite Games. We cover topics of video game inspiration, the best and worst part of designing games. What is the story of Underbite Games and talk about their new game Super Dungeon…
Nintendo Switch Embargo has been lifted - GameZilla Alpha podcast ep000
Feb 26, 2017 • 58 min
Welcome to the pilot episode of the GameZilla Alpha podcast. This podcast will focus on one main topic each week surrounding the video game industry. This week we talk about the embargo being lifted on the Nintendo Switch.