Super Jump Podcast

Super Jump Podcast
A salt-free video game podcast from the creators of Super Jump Magazine ( Join your host Mitchell Wolfe and Super Jump founder, James Burns, talk about games for a bit.

The Super Jump Podcast Finale
Oct 17, 2019 • 98 min
Wyatt, James, and Mitchell are all here for the final (forseeable!) episode of the Super Jump Podcast. Thank you for listening all this time, and even more thanks to everyone who was involved in the show since its initiation including, but not limited to,…
Episode 326: On Announcements
Sep 23, 2019 • 55 min
How do you feel about video game announcements? Are they exciting? Do you find yourself getting wrapped up in the marketing material for projects you don’t plan to ever actually engage with? We do. Well, sometimes. It depends on the format. That’s kind of…
Episode 325: Where Are All the Studios Going?
Sep 5, 2019 • 68 min
Mitchell and Wyatt need to know: Where are all the studios going? It seems like every mid-size studio is either failing or is being absorbed into larger companies. Is there a future for game makers bigger than indies, but smaller than triple-A? All that…
Episode 324: We Would Never Do Lootboxes
Aug 25, 2019 • 59 min
Wyatt and Mitchell talk about the Need For Speed: Heat announcement, a shake-up in the leadership of the development of Halo Infinite, and the propagation of leaks in the video game industry and more in this week’s episode of the Super Jump Podcast!!
Episode 323: With Playtonic Games
Jul 31, 2019 • 88 min
Wyatt and Mitchell talk about some of the latest releases and final tip our toes into some Gamer Girl Bath Water, but ALSO: We sat down with Gavin Price of Playtonic Games to talk about their upcoming game, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair! Join us as…
Episode 322: Post-E3 Clean Up
Jul 15, 2019 • 114 min
We bring James and Mitchell back together to discuss the post-E3 news and there’s… not really that much this year. That said, there’s still some stuff. We’ll talk about EA’s “surprise mechanics,” James’ personal takeaways from this year’s E3, great games…
Episode 321: The Big E3 Episode
Jun 21, 2019 • 137 min
Jeff Onan joins Mitchell to talk about the big show. We go over EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Square-Enix, and Nintendo’s showings before going into our individual experiences on the showfloor playing demos and meeting folks. It’s a magical time that…
Episode 320: E3 Predictions
Jun 4, 2019 • 110 min
In the lead-up to E3 2019, Mitchell asks Daryl Baxter back on the show to share their predictions and hopes for each participating company. Also, Mitchell accidentally calls Daryl “Dylan”! Multiple times! It’s truly embarrassing!All this and more on this…
Episode 319: CGI Movies Starring Electric Rodents
May 23, 2019 • 115 min
Two movies are coming out this year about electric rodents from video games. Why is Sonic electric in the movie? Wass Detective Pikachu everything Mitchell has ever wanted? Will James force Mitchell to stand in line for four hours to play Final Fantasy…
Episode 318: Catching up with James
Apr 17, 2019 • 119 min
It’s been a little while since the show has returned to its roots, so we made a point to have just James and Mitchell sit down and talk games. In this back-to-basics episode, we go over the last few weeks’ news items including Nintendo letting an indie…
Episode 317: Bioware Beware
Apr 13, 2019 • 88 min
Wyatt and Mitchell get together this week to discuss Dragon Ball, Jason Schreier’s coverage of Anthem’s development, a Power Rangers fighting game, and much more! Is Nintendo’s attempt at VR worth talking about? Is competitive Melee sick as in “Righteous,…
Episode 316: The Future of Gaming! … Maybe
Apr 4, 2019 • 74 min
Mitchell is joined by Daryl Baxter, a freelance writer and fellow podcaster, to talk about some very para-exciting developments! Apple is launching a new premium game subscription service, Google is premiering a streaming platform that may very possibly…
Episode 315: Hashing Out the News with Josh Bycer
Mar 14, 2019 • 94 min
Wyatt and Mitchell have an abnormal amount of news to discuss on this episode, so they brought on Josh Bycer from Game Wisdom to help them out! From Anthem’s shortcomings, to Pokémon Sword and Shield’s announcement, to a possible collaboration between…
Midjump: Pokémon Announcements Galore!
Mar 7, 2019 • 103 min
You know the drill. When big Pokémon news happens, we bring Jeff Onan on the show to talk with Mitchell about it. This time, we got new trailers for two distinct Pokémon movies releasing before the end of the year. Can you believe we’re getting two in one…
Episode 314: Nintendo Enjoyment and Blizzard Unemployment
Feb 21, 2019 • 69 min
For our Pi episode, we talk about the recent Activision Blizzard layoffs and Nintendo Direct! Mitchell’s still playing through Dragon Quest III and Wyatt’s still playing Apex Legends. Additionally, both folks tried out the new Nintendo free-to-play battle…
Episode 313: Apex Legends Got Me Quakin’
Feb 13, 2019 • 89 min
Mitchell and Wyatt talk up that new hotness, Apex Legends. How good was that stealth reveal? Also, Blizzard is having a bit of an issue at the moment (this episode was recorded before the layoffs). What does it mean for the company’s future? Finally,…
Episode 312: Metroid’s Getting a Makeover
Feb 6, 2019 • 99 min
Mitchell and James are absolutely floored by a recent Nintendo announcement. Frankly, we didn’t think being open about that kind of thing in the video game industry was something you could do. Additionally, Mitchell started playing Kingdom Hearts…
Episode 311: Freedom, Fortnite, and a Fatality
Jan 24, 2019 • 88 min
After a brief hiatus, we returned to some big news: Bungie has wrestled control of Destiny away from Activision, EA decided to cancel EA Vancouver’s open world Star Wars game, and Netflix is apparently worried about Fortnite capturing everyone’s screen…
Episode 310: A Preview of 2019
Jan 2, 2019 • 86 min
With that old, smelly, ghost of a year called “2018” out of the way, we can focus on her younger, sexier sister, 2019. Man, I hated writing that sentence. It’s terrible. I started by calling a year a ghost, and does that just mean that it’s over? What am…
Episode 309: 2018 in Review
Dec 27, 2018 • 90 min
Yeah, we’re still going to end up talking about Smash Bros. It’s unavoidable! We’ll get James’ first impressions on the game and then head straight into the SUPER JUMP PODCAST 2018 AWARDS!! Mitchell, Wyatt, and James present their games of the year and…
Episode 308: Reflecting on Sma- I Mean, The Game Awards
Dec 19, 2018 • 68 min
On December 6th, The Game Awards happened and then, within minutes of it ending, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was released. We usually try to hype up a diversity of topics in these blurbs, but this episode is pretty much just about those two things. How has…
Midjump: Smash Came Out!!
Dec 13, 2018 • 109 min
Sometimes, you get prepped to wait for something for a very, very long time. Most Smash Brothers games have a very long launch cycle where we wait for multiple years for the game’s release. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, however, was announced this E3 and…
Episode 307: Let’s Go Bethesda!
Dec 5, 2018 • 92 min
This week is a solid mix of both good and bad news. James and Mitchell talk about some high-profile games that they didn’t enjoy as much as they hoped they would, but there are also some highlights in the delightful Tetris Effect and Nintendo killing…
Episode 306: Detective Pikachu’s First Case: Where is Sony?
Nov 21, 2018 • 66 min
Sony announces that they won’t be at E3 and, frankly, we have a hard time guessing why. Detective Pikachu gets a chance on the silver screen and it looks so much better than it has any right to. Finally, I guess the N64 Classic just doesn’t exist?…
Episode 305: Smash Direct and BlizzCon
Nov 7, 2018 • 79 min
Reveals are probably my favorite thing to focus on in a podcast, and we have a lot of them this week. Both the recent Super Smash Bros. Direct and this year’s BlizzCon have run the gamut of both great and disappointing reveals and we break down what those…
Episode 304: Smash Leaks, Rockstar, and Drake
Oct 31, 2018 • 59 min
What do Smash leaks, Rockstar’s work environment, and musical sensation Drake have in common? We talk about them on this episode and… that’s it! All that and more on this week’s Super Jump Podcast!! Musical themes and interludes by Jamatar.
Midjump: Talking Mario Party with a Young Person
Oct 23, 2018 • 33 min
Word up, children. Time to talk about video games. *dab* We here at Super Jump know how to talk to children. We know they love the hiphop music and the Fortnite dances. We’ve seen the Youtubes. What we don’t know is how the young people feel about Super…
Episode 303: Microsoft Mergers and Microtransactions
Oct 18, 2018 • 70 min
It looks like Microsoft is doing what Microsoft does best these days: buying other companies. Jason Schreier opened up a debate on the legitimacy of microtransactions in otherwise standard-priced games. We have some thoughts. Also, an Assassin’s Creed…
Episode 30X: The Hidden Ep
Oct 10, 2018 • 36 min
You found our secret HALF-EPISODE! What a slooth you are! This episode didn’t exactly get the full release treatment because the software terror that is Audacity ate up the front third or so of the audio. Oops! There’s still a lot in this episode,…
Episode 302: Telltale Closes and Pokémon Turns 20
Oct 5, 2018 • 68 min
Weird few weeks for gaming, huh? I don’t really know how I feel about it quite yet. A few studios closed down, a fad lasts two decades long, and Destiny is still worth talking about. All that and more on episode 302 of the Super Jump Podcast!
Midjump: September Smash Speculation
Sep 26, 2018 • 96 min
We’re in a pretty fun position right now. We know a good amount about what’s going to be in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but not everything. Some leakers have established themselves as legitimate. Some patterns have been broken. Numbers have…
Episode 301: Season Three Premiere!
Sep 19, 2018 • 106 min
We’re back and we’ve got new tact! tics! Tactics. You know, for making the show more regular?Mitchell’s here. James is here. Wyatt’s here? Yup, we brought on a newby and he has interesting opinions about things! Good things! Man, I liked this episode. I…
Episode 213: Season Two Finale!
Aug 29, 2018 • 104 min
As the tides of time roll through the sands of life, things shift. Some are gained, some are lost, some inverted, and some elevated to previously unreached heights. This is all to say that this is the conclusion of the second season of the Super Jump…
Episode 212: Generation Nine is Nigh
Aug 1, 2018 • 114 min
Would you believe it? We heard you like the Super Jump Podcast, so we put the Super Jump Podcast inside your Super Jump Podcast! That’s right, Midjumps will now be inserted into the main episode and we’ll return officially (even though we already were…
Episode 211: The Calm After the Storm
Jul 18, 2018 • 77 min
Man… we uh… we just took a little nap for a couple of weeks. Don’t mind us. We may have the least-consistent release schedule of all-time, but we pack a punch where it counts: … heart? Sure, we have a lot of heart. What we don’t have, however, is news.…
Episode 210: E3 Wrap-Up
Jun 27, 2018 • 92 min
We’re back with a our first regular episode since E3! It’s about… E3! Last one, we promise! In this episode, we talk about what Mitchell saw on the show floor and conclude our thoughts on E3. Who won? What game performed the best in show? Did Mitchell…
June Jump: Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo
Jun 17, 2018 • 115 min
We’re wrapping up our special run of E3 episodes… a bit late. Sorry! Couldn’t have been helped. In this episode, Mitchell and James talk about the presentations from Square Enix, Ubisoft, Limited Run Games, Sony, and Nintendo. Thanks for waiting and we…
June Jump: Microsoft and Bethesda
Jun 11, 2018 • 68 min
The Sunday of E3 2018 has come and gone and, with it, all of the biggest news from Bethesda and Microsoft are now out in the open. Mitchell went to Microsoft in person and braved the LA just for you. Hear our thoughts on Halo Infinite, Fallout 76,…
June Jump: EA Saturday
Jun 10, 2018 • 59 min
Episode 209: The Unsilence Before the Storm
Jun 6, 2018 • 42 min
This episode is budget-length because we’re saving all of our energy for E3. We talk about the first Sea of Thieves expansion, we look at the recent Pokémon news dump, and we answer some fanmail. Also, we outline what’s in store for this podcast for the…
Episode 208: The Leaky, Creaky E3
May 23, 2018 • 102 min
E3 is casting its shadow upon us like a total eclipse of the sun. By the time it finally arrives, we’ll be faced with a number of exciting reveals that will distract from other smaller announcements. This seems to be the reason why there is a rush by many…
Midjump: Pokémon Let’s Go! Leak
May 16, 2018 • 56 min
Mitchell invites Jeff Onan back on the show to talk about the potential Pokémon Switch leak. While the Super Jump podcast usually doesn’t discuss unconfirmed information, this leak has been corroborated by enough different people and outlets to put our…
Episode 207: Revving Up
May 9, 2018 • 101 min
Mitchell and James check out that good news. Sometimes we don’t get to report on good news, but this time, we do…s. We doos? I wanted it to rhyme, but it’s obviously too streigned. Anyway, we also talk about God of War, Nintendo Labo, and our E3…
Midjump After Dark: With Jeff Onan
May 2, 2018 • 106 min
What happens at night? Gaming, drinking, editing, binging Wikipedia, and reminiscing. Well, except editing. While the regular Super Jump Podcast has been delayed a week, the Midjump makes a sneaky return. Welcome to the Midjump After Dark. Jeff Onan joins…
Midjump: “Tail’s Death,” by Chaoslord678
Apr 25, 2018 • 2 min
Sonic remembers the greatest of sacrifices from the greatest of friends. Original source:
Episode 206: Ruminating on Innovating
Apr 18, 2018 • 85 min
Mitchell and James consider the new Rampage movie, Sega’s new announcements, Sea of Thieves’ new content roadmap, and the exciting God of War. Also, we may accidentally bring up Breath of the Wild once or twice, but that’s to be expected considering that…
Midjump: With Altermentality
Apr 11, 2018 • 37 min
Twitch is like high school. It’s a bit gross, a bit fun, and it’s somehow a normal thing to be insulted for wearing glasses or having a butt. Twitch can also be lovely, though. Today, Mitchell sits down with Twitch streamer Altermentality to talk about…
Episode 205: Irate Expectations
Apr 4, 2018
Woah, it’s been a while since we did a regular one of these, huh? Well wait no more! And speaking of not waiting anymore, Sea of Thieves came out! It… has excellent graphics. In this episode, we talk about expectations and how they form the narrative of a…
Midjump: On the Kongversation
Mar 28, 2018 • 158 min
Mitchell recently joined Hyle Russell (you know, from episode five of the Super Jump Podcast?) on his podcast, The Kongversation. They discussed the recent Super Smash Bros. news from Hyle’s perspective: the perspective of someone who doesn’t care about…
Episode 204: Of Politics and Platformers
Mar 7, 2018 • 82 min
Woah, they go there. Join James and Mitchell as they very uncomfortably voice their political opinions on the issue of video games and gun violence… existing at the same time. The 3D-platformer seems to be back, how does it compare with other genres who…
Midjump: Banjo-Kazooie: A Musical Walkthrough
Feb 28, 2018 • 22 min
Mitchell takes us through some of the techniques used by composer Grant Kirkhope in the development of the soundtrack for Banjo-Kazooie. All music owned by Microsoft/Rare and composed by Grant Kirkhope.
Episode 203: What’s on the Menu?
Feb 14, 2018 • 79 min
On this week’s Super Jump Podcast, Mitchell and James talk about the Sea of Thieves beta (again), Mitchell talks about developing for PCI-8, James finally plays What Remains of Edith Finch, a couple of world record holders are stripped of their titles,…
Midjump: Almost a Discussion about the Sea of Thieves Beta
Feb 7, 2018 • 18 min
The recording of this podcast had more technical difficulties than the Sea of Thieves Beta. Mitchell really tried for you listeners. Honestly, he did. He invited some guests on, had a lovely discussion, served tea, and everything. Unfortunately, Audacity…
Episode 202: The Early Bird Catches the Bug
Jan 31, 2018 • 65 min
Games are playable before they come out, Microsoft is giving away their entire exclusive library at an incredibly low price, westerners are finally getting into Monster Hunter in a big way, the world’s on fire, how ‘bout yours? That’s the way I like it…
Midjump: Movie of the Millenia
Jan 24, 2018 • 72 min
It’s the 25th anniversary of the Super Mario Brothers movie, so Mitchell’s going to talk about that with friends of the show, Milo and different James.
Episode 201: New Funky Season
Jan 18, 2018 • 94 min
We’re back from our break and season 2 of the Super Jump Podcast is kicking off to a Funky start. In this episode, you’ll find an overview of the recent Nintendo Direct Mini, a discussion about the future of Youtube and its impact on the gaming community,…
Episode 12: Season One Finale
Dec 31, 2017 • 67 min
2017 comes to a close, and the first season of the Super Jump Podcast with it. Mitchell and James reminisce about the year’s highlights, cast our predictions for 2018, and award six games with very special awards. All this and more in the final episode of…
Episode 11: For the Hoard
Dec 20, 2017 • 62 min
Humans, by nature, love accumulating stuff. They also love having fun. We talk about the humans who embrace their inner human by accumulating fun stuff (namely video games). Mitchell and James defeat fire and talk about video game collecting in this…
Episode 10: The Geoffies
Dec 6, 2017 • 107 min
Mitchell and James weigh in on their predictions for the upcoming Game Awards. See if they were right on December 7th. Programming note: We’re aware that the time of release for this episode is fairly inconvenient provided that the Game Awards are less…
Midjump: Thanksgiving
Nov 30, 2017 • 3 min
Minimal editing, short length, no music, not a single iTunes tag: this episode has it all. In this mini-Midjump, Mitchell talks abou the things he’s been thankful for this year. No frills, just chills…? No real chills either, if I’m being honest. Just a…
Episode 9: An Embarrassment of Riches
Nov 22, 2017 • 65 min
Got a lot to play? You should. There’s a lot of good stuff coming out around right now. If you’re like us, you have a backlog larger than the actual number of games you’ve played this year and you need a way to deal with it. Join Mitchell and James on…
Midjump: With Malik (The Cartoon Gamer)
Nov 15, 2017 • 58 min
Mitchell is joined by Malik, who you may know as The Cartoon Gamer on Youtube. They talk about what it’s like to publish gaming videos on Youtube and their shared affinity for Pokémon. Between Malik’s Pokémon videos, the upcoming Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon,…
Episode 8: Let’s do the Odyssey
Nov 8, 2017 • 99 min
Super Mario Odyssey is a dumpster fire of a game that wastes the players time, offers nothing new, and abuses the players trust. Also, all of that is a lie and it’s an amazing game full of wonder and new ways to have fun. Mitchell and James talk about…
Midjump: Spoop Zone
Oct 25, 2017 • 9 min
When the beasties come out, when dark magic turns the hands of nature’s clock, when you feel someone watching you but can’t tell why, when, frankly, you’d rather be focused on Super Mario Odyssey than Halloween, you know you’ve entered… THE SPOOP ZONE!!…
Episode 7: Walking (Simulators) on Sunshine
Oct 18, 2017 • 61 min
Walking simulators. Mitchell quite enjoys them, James is hesitant about them. Are they even games? Is that question even worth asking? Will walking simulators influence the design of other games? Have we already seen them influence other games? Mitchell…
Midjump 1: Review of the Pokémon Champions Pitch
Oct 11, 2017 • 63 min
Let’s have a midjump! Ever think to yourself that you LOVE the Super Jump Podcast, but you DON’T love how infrequently it comes out? Well, what if I told you that you can HAVE more of it?! Yes, now Mitchell will be producing little “Midjumps” between main…
Episode 6: James’ Odyssey to Nintendo Australia
Oct 3, 2017 • 58 min
Odyssalia? Austrodyssey? Look man, these little blurbs are tough. You think I can come up with new material every week?! Here’s the deal: James went to Nintendo Australia to enjoy an extended Super Mario Odyssey play session. What was it like? How does…
Episode 5: With Hyle Russell (DK Vine)
Sep 20, 2017 • 52 min
Mitchell and James got a big lonely, so they asked for some help for this episode. Hyle Russell from off of DK Vine joins the Brothers Jump for their first interview episode to discuss what it’s like to run a video game fansite in 2017, how it feels to…
Episode 4: Reinvention and Rejuvenation
Sep 6, 2017 • 61 min
Mickey and Jimmy are back at it again with the Mega Bounce Talk Show. This week, we’re all talking all about reinventing. What happens when a franchise takes an about-face and recontextualizes everything you thought you knew about it? When is it a bad…
Episode 3: By the Mania, For the Mania
Aug 30, 2017 • 61 min
We have a fever - a Sonic… Mania. That would be better if it was called Sonic Fever, huh? Listen to our deceptively polite argument over whether we think Sonic Mania is the best Sonic game of all time or just another average game to add to the pile.…
Episode 2: Remakes, Remasters, and Ports
Aug 16, 2017 • 54 min
There are a lot of remakes in the world of games. Because of the sharp incline in power of games consoles over the last three decades or so, games are much more prone to be remade than other forms of intertainment. Is this good? Bad? Does it matter? How…
Episode 1: A Year in Mid-Review
Aug 16, 2017 • 100 min
In this inaugural episode of The Super Jump Podcast, Mitchell Wolfe and James Burns discuss some of our favorite news to come out of this year’s E3, we try to decide whether this year is one of the greatest years for gaming ever or just “pretty good,” and…