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Joystick & Mouse | Video Games News & Reviews
Video Game News & Reviews

46: Pee Makes Mushrooms (ft. Bridget Levi)
Aug 21 • 69 min
The guys welcome Bridget Levi (The_Huku) to the conversation! Gamescom 2019 launched this week and had a loaded opening ceremony. They talk about their highlights from the opening ceremony and Bridget shares a game she’s currently obsessed with.…
45: Australia Bans Everything (ft Curley & KingKaz of Drunk Kids Gaming)
Aug 14 • 67 min
The guys welcome Curley and KingKaz of Drunk Kids Gaming to join in on the conversation! They talk about the crazy amount of money that people are spending on retro games, how you can finally play as a woman manager in FIFA, and how Australia continues to…
44: Ninja Leaves Twitch, JAM Stays
Aug 5 • 41 min
The guys are streaming live again on Twitch! Tune in live First up, they discuss the absurd amount of money that Ninja made on Twitch and his decision to leave for Mixer, then they talk about the exciting new expansion for…
43: Live on Twitch, Shenanigans Included
Jul 29 • 53 min
First of all, pardon some of the sound quality issues. We recorded a new episode live on Twitch over at It was a ton of fun having a live conversation and chat input. Stay tuned for when we record live next! Shenanigans aside, the…
42: Colors of the Joy Con Rainbow (Ft. TheJen from Geek Grills)
Jul 22 • 64 min
The guys not only welcome back JayDimes from his time away, but they also have guest “TheJen” on to talk about the latest in video game news. They talk about how much Diddi loves the new Nintendo Switch Joy Con colors (insert sarcasm here), the latest set…
41: Lite Switch’s and League Haters (ft. Bill from Run Jump Stomp)
Jul 15 • 60 min
Alex (Cross) and Don (Diddi) are minus Tim again this week, but they have big Nintendo news. So who do they call? Bill from Run Jump Stomp of course! The Nintendo Switch Lite is here and they recap some of the news around the announcement and their…
40: Too Many Games, So Little Time
Jul 8 • 47 min
Alex and Don are celebrating 40 episodes without Tim since he is traveling! They talk about how Sony went back on their plans to promote a game for this month’s PlayStation Plus, some of the latest deals for this year’s Steam Summer Sale, Game Freak’s…
39: Let’s Get Physical
Jul 1 • 55 min
What’s all the fuss about with Pokemon Sword and Shield not allowing you to bring in all of the Pokemon you’ve got at this point? Lots of noise around the Pokemon community around this, so the guys talk about the implications of this news. They also have…
38: The Wizarding World of Keanu (ft. Amy Frost aka Daniora)
Jun 24 • 51 min
The guys are back and invite guest Amy Frost (aka Daniora) in on the conversation. They talk about the latest game by Niantic that was released based on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Wizards Unite. They also talk about Keanu Reeves’ potential entry…
37: E3 2019 - Microsoft & EA
Jun 19 • 67 min
Alex (Cross), Don (Diddi), and Tim (JayDimes) are back to share their final thoughts on E3 2019! On this episode, they share their thoughts on Microsoft and EA’s presentations. Chime in on the conversation: [email protected] Alex: @alexalbisu…
36: E3 2019 - Square Enix & Bethesda
Jun 18 • 58 min
Alex (Cross), Diddi (Don), and JayDimes (Tim), are talking about Square Enix & Bethesda’s E3 News! Email: [email protected] Alex: @alexalbisu Don: @diddidoesgames Tim: @jaydimes
35: E3 2019 - Nintendo & Ubisoft
Jun 17 • 72 min
Alex (Cross), Don (Diddi), and Tim (JayDimes) are back to share their thoughts on E3 2019! On this episode, they share their thoughts on Nintendo and Ubisoft’s presentations. Alex also provides an update on his trip to Europe with a couple of funny…
34: Avengers Endgame SPOILERCAST!!!
May 27 • 41 min
Attention: Spoilers ahead! The guys talk about their thoughts on Avengers Endgame. Chime in on the conversation: [email protected]
33: Alex’s European Adventure
May 20 • 21 min
The guys pre-recorded an episode talking about what Alex is currently up to out in Europe! Chime in on the conversation by emailing [email protected]
32: Don’t Lick My Loot Box
May 13 • 37 min
Cross, Diddi, and JayDimes are talking about the new scandal around the Detective Pikachu movie and how the government is trying to control loot boxes. Jump into the discussion by emailing [email protected] Detective Pikachu…
31: Why So Sour?
May 6 • 49 min
Alex is back from his travel, which means that the guys are back to talk about a lot of news happening in the world of video games! They talk about how Sonic is getting a redesign, racism in esports, the rising cost of BlizzCon tickets, and how more…
30: An Epic Conspiracy, Nintendo VR, and Stadia (ft. Bill from Run Jump Stomp)
Apr 8 • 57 min
The guys are back with guest Bill from RunJumpStomp. He hosts shows such as RunJumpStomp, StadiaCast, and Nintendo Switch Craft. He joins the show to discuss some of the latest conspiracy theories around the “nefarious deeds” Epic has in store for its…
29: Switch Models & The Internet!
Apr 1 • 42 min
The guys are back to talk about the new Nintendo Switch models that are expected to be announced and what that means for your competitive, online play. JayDimes also shares his thoughts on a highly anticipated game for him, The Division 2.
28: Snoop Dogg, Sexy DDR Time, and Old Consoles
Mar 21 • 43 min
JayDimes is sick! So Dukes comes in for a clutch guest appearance. The crew talks about Snoop Dogg’s new e-sports gaming league, how you can have sex and play DDR in the same hotel room, and what to do with old video game consoles. Dukes also shares his…
27: Collegiate Gaming, Ugly Controllers, and WoW Patches… Oh my!!!
Mar 15 • 37 min
The guys are back to talk about how college e-sports are becoming more prevalent now than ever. They also talk about Google’s new design for an ugly controller, and recap some of the excitement coming in patch 8.1.5 of World of Warcraft.…
26: Nintendo is Killing It!
Mar 7 • 44 min
The guys talk about why they think Nintendo is dominating the current console generation compared to Sony and Microsoft. Diddi also shares his thoughts after playing The Division 2 beta. If you want to contribute to the show, email…
25: Blizzard Layoffs
Feb 21 • 35 min
It really sucks when folks lose their jobs. The guys share their reactions to the layoffs that happened at Blizzard and what it means to them as fans of the company. Cross also shares his thoughts on Anthem. Want to contribute to the conversation? Email…
24: Violent Taxation
Feb 14 • 45 min
How do you feel about the taxation of Mature rated video games? The guys and their guest, Diddi’s son Zach, talk about what sort of implications an extra tax on M rated video games would have and the perception of violent video games having a direct…
23: We Feel Old
Feb 7 • 50 min
Cross, JayDimes, and Diddi talk about some games that they fondly remember and are now 20 years old! Man, those were the days… Cross and Diddi also share how much they enjoyed the Anthem beta as well as their time spent in Kingdom Hearts 3 up to this…
22: GLAAD Awards & Video Games
Jan 31 • 36 min
For the first time in 30 years, the GLAAD awards have a new category for LGBTQ representation in video games. The guys talk about that and what that means for the gaming industry in general. Diddi also reviews a game. Oh, and there is singing involved.
21: Star Wars & EA - Future of the Video Game Franchise
Jan 24 • 42 min
The guys talk about how EA has scrapped their open world Star Wars game and critique the company’s misuse of one of the fondest franchises in history. They also go on a tangent or 3 about movies. Alex shares his thoughts on a video game that the 3 spoke…
20: Video Game Divorces
Jan 17 • 40 min
The guys talk about some of the nasty splits that have been happening within the video game industry here at the start of 2019. From Bungie’s split with Activision, Blizzard’s CEO-gone-consultant leaving Blizzard for good, and Ubisoft stepping away from…
19: Open World Games in 2019
Jan 10 • 36 min
Happy New Year! Cross, JayDimes, and Diddi are back to talk about video games. This time, they discuss some of the open world games in 2019 that the world is excited about. Cross also shares his thoughts on a new “game” that is quite different from what…
18: 2018 Recap
Dec 18, 2018 • 36 min
The guys get together to celebrate 2018 and look back at all the fun they’ve had talking about video games on the show. JayDimes shares brief thoughts on the new Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse movie and how he got into a new project that Google is…
17: Video Game Awards ‘18
Dec 11, 2018 • 47 min
The guys are back to talk about some of the highlights from the Video Game Awards 2018. Some really exciting announcements were shared and Diddi discusses his displeasure with Fallout 76.
16: The Dancing Fortnite Emote Scandal
Nov 27, 2018 • 51 min
Cross and JayDimes are missing Diddi this week, but in Diddi’s place is JayDimes’ stepson, Willy! They join to talk about a recent topic within the Fortnite community: Whether or not the original choreographers of the dances we see in Fortnite should be…
15: BlizzCon ‘18 Reactions
Nov 20, 2018 • 58 min
The guys are back and talking about the latest announcements from BlizzCon 2018. Are people overreacting to Diablo Immortal news? The guys chime in to discuss. Also, Alex shares his thoughts on the new Pokemon game for Nintendo Switch.
14: BlizzCon ‘18 Predictions
Oct 30, 2018 • 45 min
The guys are super psyched for BlizzCon 2018! Join them as they predict possible announcements for the upcoming conference. Diddi also shares his thoughts on Red Dead Redemption 2. Chime in on the conversation by emailing [email protected]
13: Don’t be a Jerk
Oct 9, 2018 • 42 min
Can we all agree that being a jerk is a bad thing? Agreed? Agreed. The guys share their thoughts on how toxic gaming environments should be handled and talk about the new Spider-Man game that is out for PS4.
12: RIP Telltale
Oct 2, 2018 • 44 min
Cross, JayDimes, and Diddi are back to talk about the demise of Telltale, one of their favorite game studios, and speculate on what is next for the company and the franchises they’ve brought to life in video game format. Cross also shares one of his new,…
11: So Many Games, So Little Time…
Sep 18, 2018 • 39 min
The guys are back and talking about the plethora of video games coming out in Fall 2018. They also have a recommended game from a listener. What games are coming out that you’re looking forward to? Email us and let us know! [email protected]
10: Rez Incoming
Sep 11, 2018 • 31 min
The guys celebrate 10 episodes by talking about the resurrection of video games from companies that go under. They also reflect back on the past 10 episodes and what the show means to them. If you’d like to join in on the conversation, email…
09: Madden ‘19 Shooting
Aug 28, 2018 • 39 min
The guys are back to talk about another controversial topic that occurred over the weekend. As a disclaimer, they will be discussing some political and, sometimes, sensitive subjects during this specific episode. Join in the conversation by emailing…
08: Modification Regulation
Aug 21, 2018 • 54 min
The guys are back and ready to talk about some pretty disturbing things that are happening in Minecraft as the suicide game, Momo, crept its way into this innocent game oftentimes played by young children. They share their perspective on the topic and…
07: QuakeCon 2018
Aug 14, 2018 • 40 min
JayDimes is back this week! And the guys are talking about the big news at QuakeCon. This includes conversations around Doom Eternal and Fallout 76. How do you feel about Fallout 76 not launching on Steam? Write in and let us know:…
06: Video Game Tutors
Aug 7, 2018 • 44 min
Parents are paying to have their kids tutored to be better at Fortnite! Cross and Diddi invite their friend, Omer (TwoToeTimmy) to the discussion while JayDimes is out of town to talk about this topic. Could thsi be alluding to a lucrative new profession…
05: Olympic Gaming
Jul 31, 2018 • 41 min
Can you believe that gaming could be an Olympic event? The guys talk about how the upcoming Olympic event in Paris could host a video game competition. Join in on the conversation by emailing [email protected]
04: Protect Your IP!
Jul 24, 2018 • 45 min
Join the guys as they talk about how the gaming industry works to protect IP’s. Do they try a little too hard? They have every right to do what they want with their properties, but at what point is it to the detriment of their playerbase? Chime in on the…
03: Kids & Video Games
Jul 17, 2018 • 41 min
Join the guys for a talk about the impact that video games have on kids. Is Fortnite having a negative effect on this generation? Sounds like an age old argument. The guys provide their perspective. One thing is for certain though, the floss dance has got…
02: Google Enters the Arena
Jul 9, 2018 • 47 min
The boys are back to talk about the potential of Google joining the gaming industry in a more formidible way. Tim shares how he’s been enjoying State of Decay 2 and Xbox’s subscription service to access these sort of games. They also take a moment to talk…
01: E3 2018 Highlights
Jul 1, 2018 • 67 min
Welcome to Joystick & Mouse! On this episode, we introduce you to Alex (Cross), Tim (JayDimes), and Don (Diddi). The trio talk about some highlights from E3 2018 and how there may be some exciting news on the horizon as the the industry embraces streaming…