This Week In Video Games

This Week In Video Games

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This is a podcast about the world of video games. If you want to get involved in the show email us on [email protected]


38: Pokémon Sword and Shield, Astrologaster & Interview with Jennifer Schneidereit from Nyamyam
Nov 25 • 81 min
This week I’ve been playing Pokemon Shield, Astrologaster and Bubble Bubble 4 Friends. I’ve also been looking into how video games deliver sequels in a live service world and I was also lucky enough to sit down with Jennifer Schneidereit from Nyamyam and…
37: Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Outer Worlds and Interview with Sam Partridge from Stave Studios
Nov 11 • 61 min
This week I’m reviewing Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Outer Worlds and look at Twitch streamers migrating to Mixer. Also this week I sat down with Sam Partridge from Stave Studios and we talked about his game Over The Alps that launched exclusively on Apple…
36: Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Return of the Obra Dinn & Interview with Emily Grace-Buck
Oct 27 • 68 min
This week I’ve been playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Return of the Obra Dinn and Sayonara Wild Hearts. Also this week I’ve got information on the PS5 and also an interview with Emily Grace-Buck, formerly of Telltale Games but now working on a great…
35: Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, 80 days and Interview with Jon Ingold from Inkle Studios
Oct 13 • 69 min
This week I’ve been playing Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, Neo Cab, What the Golf and 80 Days. Destiny 2 is back with its big autumn update. Also, 80 days has been released on Nintendo Switch and I’ve got an interview with Jon Ingold from Inkle Studios to talk…
34: Link’s Awakening and Untitled Goose Game
Sep 29 • 36 min
This week I’ve been playing Link’s Awakening and Untitled Goose Game. In the news this week Microsoft plans a public beta for Project XCloud, Last of Us 2 gets a release date and Borderlands 2 becomes the fastest-selling game in 2K history. Link’s…
33: Borderlands 3, Fifa 20 and Celeste’s Chapter 9 Farewell
Sep 15 • 28 min
This week I’ve been playing Borderlands 3 and the FIFA 20 demo. In the news this week Overwatch is coming to Nintendo Switch, SNES games are here for the Switch and we;re saying farewell to Madeline in Celeste through Chapter 9. Contact the show - send in…
32: Best of Interviews #2 - Industry advice and The Benefits of Early Access
Sep 8 • 52 min
This week I am on holiday so I’m bringing you a best of compilation of some of the best interviews of the year. On the show I’ll talk to industry experts of their process, how they got into the industry and any tips they might have for people looking to…
31: Best of Interviews #1 - How to get into the industry and how to approach game design
Aug 31 • 61 min
This week I’m taking a look back at some of the interviews I’ve conducted in 2019 talking to people like Alasdair Beckett-King (creator of Nelly Cootalot), Dave Gilbert from Wadjet Eye Games, Matt Dabrowski creator of Streets of Rogue and Z from Serenity…
30: Remnant: From The Ashes, Ori And The Blind Forest & GamesCom 2019
Aug 25 • 35 min
This week I’ve been playing Remnant: From the Ashes and Ori & The Blind Forest. Also this week we’ve had GamesCom 2019 in Germany with Death Stranding gameplay, Sony buys Insomniac and Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to Google Stadia. Contact the show - send in…
29: No Man’s Sky Beyond, Axiom Verge & SNES games coming to Nintendo Switch Online
Aug 18 • 36 min
This week I’ve been playing No Man’s Sky Beyond and Axiom Verge. In the news this week clues point to SNES games coming to Nintendo Switch Online, Luke Smith reflects on year 2 of Destiny 2 plus cross save details and a new bubble bobble is coming to…
28: Unavowed, EVO 2019 and Interview with Dave Gilbert from Wadjet Eye Games
Aug 11 • 59 min
This week I’ve been playing Unavowed and I spoke to the creator Dave Gilbert from Wadjet Eye Games. In the news this week EVO breaks viewer record, Galarian Pokemon details revealed and solos is coming to Apex Legends for a limited time. Unavowed playlist…
27: Robbie Swifthand & the Orb of Mysteries, Undertale and Interview with Pixel Reign
Aug 4 • 55 min
This week I’ve been playing Undertale and Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries. I also got some time with the developers, Pixel Reign talking about releasing their game on Nintendo Switch. In the news this week Hero arrives in Smash, Solstice of…
26: Blazing Chrome, Oninaki, Octopath Traveler and Fortnite World Cup
Jul 28 • 34 min
This week I’ve been playing through Blazing Chrome, Oninaki demo and Octopath Traveler. In the news this week the first Fortnite World Cup is in progress this weekend with British players in the mix for the $30m up for grabs, Overwatch reveals a new hero…
25: Streets of Rogue, Limbo and Interview with Matt Dabrowski
Jul 21 • 58 min
This week I’ve been playing through Streets of Rogue and I caught up with the creator Matt Dabrowski for this week’s interview. I’ve also been playing Limbo - a classic little indie platformer. In the news this week Luigi’s Mansion 3 gets a release date,…
24: Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet, Celeste and Interview with Alasdair Beckett-King
Jul 14 • 62 min
This week I’ve been playing through Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet and managed to speak to creator, animator and comedian Alasdair Beckett-King. I’ve also been replaying Celeste and offer up my thoughts on the game. In the news this week Nintendo announce…
23: Auto Battlers, Cuphead and Summer Games Done Quick 2019
Jul 7 • 33 min
This week I’ve been checking out an auto battler in Dota Underlords, playing through Cuphead and more of Super Mario Maker 2. In the news this week Summer Games Done Quick raises $3m for charity, Cuphead DLC is delayed and Epic announce they will fund…
22: Super Mario Maker 2 and The Outer Wilds
Jun 30 • 34 min
This week I’ve been playing Super Mario Maker 2 and The Outer Wilds. In the news this week GuardianCon raised $3.7m for charity, the Steam Summer Sale starts and Bernie Sanders starts his own Twitch channel. It’s a jam packed show, so let’s get into it.…
21: Gris, The King’s Bird and Interview with Zhenghua Yang (Z) from Serenity Forge
Jun 23 • 71 min
This week I’ve been playing Gris and The King’s Bird. I also had the chance to sit down and chat with Zhenghua Yang (Z) from Serenity Forge. In the news this week Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Dota Underlords has been released as well as news of Dr…
20: Cadence of Hyrule, Destiny 2 Season of Opulence and E3 Predictions Review
Jun 16 • 31 min
This week I’ve been playing Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer featuring Legend of Zelda and Destiny 2’s Season of Opulence. I’ll also go over my E3 predictions and see what I got right and wrong. All that plus news, charts and what’s coming next…
19: E3 2019 Press Conferences Review
Jun 13 • 46 min
This week it’s been all the E3 press conferences with EA, Xbox, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Square Enix and Nintendo showing off their latest games, streaming technology and peaks at future consoles. It’s been an action packed week of announcements - so lets…
18: Google Stadia, The Future of Destiny, Pokemon Sword & Shield
Jun 6 • 26 min
This week it’s pre-E3 hype and we’ve already had some big news concerning Google Stadia, the future of Destiny and Pokemon Sword and Shield. In the news this week Watchdogs Legion is confirmed by Ubisoft, Apple announce Xbox and PlayStation controller…
17: A Plague Tale: Innocence, Sunless Skies, Death Stranding & Interview with Failbetter Games
Jun 2 • 76 min
This week I’ve been playing A Plague Tale: Innocence and Sunless Skies. Also this week I spoke to Failbetter Games about Sunless Skies and their upcoming Vagabond Update coming June 12th. There’s also news on Death Stranding, Avengers and new Pokemon…
16: Dauntless, Dead Cells and Call of Duty Modern Warfare
May 26 • 49 min
This week I’ve been playing Dauntless and Dead Cells and I’ll be reviewing both games. In the news this week the Sonic Movie has been delayed, the new Call of Duty is named, Valve look to release a stand alone Dota 2 Auto-Chess and League of Legends…
15: E3 2019 Predictions, Owlboy and Super Mario Maker 2
May 19 • 46 min
This week I’ll have a look at some E3 2019 predictions and get into Owlboy for Nintendo Switch. In the news this week Sony & Microsoft team up on Cloud gaming, Nintendo reveal a whole load of detail about Super Mario Maker 2 and Red Dead Online gets a big…
14: The Evolution of Looter-Shooters, Heaven’s Vault and Raising Kratos
May 12 • 48 min
This week I’ll look into The Evolution of Looter-shooters - where they came from, what makes them great and not so great. I’ll also go through my review of Heaven’s Vault - a new open-world narrative adventure game. In the news this week a US Senator…
13: Borderlands 3, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Project Scarlett
May 5 • 31 min
This week I get into the Borderlands 3 Gameplay reveal and the current state of next-generation consoles including all the info we know about PlayStation 5, Xbox Project Scarlett and Nintendo Switch iterations. In the news this week I’ll take a look at…
12: Katana Zero, Airborne Kingdom & Interview with Ben Wander
Apr 28 • 56 min
This week I’ll get into Katana Zero, Blossom Tales and catch up on all the latest news including new games announced for the Megadrive Mini, Capcom releasing their own mini home console and news of Super Mario Maker 2. I’ve also got an interview with Ben…
11. EGX Rezzed 2019 - Interviews featuring Dreams, Chucklefish, Sunless Skies, Space Cows and more…
Apr 7 • 67 min
This week we’ll get into EGX Rezzed, a London based video game event held on 4-6 April. I’ll get into how I got on and we’ve got some interviews from developers including Media Molecule, Chucklefish, Orangutan Matter, Lantern Studios, Happy Corruption and…
10: Baba Is You, Guard Duty & Interview with Nathan Hamley
Mar 31 • 54 min
This week we’ll get into Guard Duty first impressions - a new point and click adventure game from Sick Chicken Studios. We’ve also got an interview with the creator Nathan Hamley. We’ll also review Baba Is You and check out all the weekly news including…
9: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Google Stadia
Mar 24 • 50 min
This week we’ll get into first impressions Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and how I’ve been getting on in The Division 2. Google have also announced their streaming service for video games and we’ll get into the details of that. In the news this week 343 have…
8: The Division 2, Heaven’s Vault & Interview with Joe Humfrey from Inkle Studios
Mar 17 • 55 min
This week we’ll get into first impressions of The Division 2 and Heaven’s Vault - a new open world narrative adventure game from Inkle Studios. We’ve got an interview with Joe Humfrey - co-founder of Inkle Studios and we’ll be talking more about the…
7: Streaming Services In Video Games, Pokemon, Labo VR, Destiny 2
Mar 8 • 38 min
This week we’ll get into the impact of streaming services in video games - we’ll take a look at the current market, the new players about to enter the game, a look at how streaming services have impacted TV and speculating what could happen in video…
6: Anthem, Metro Exodus and the history of Super Mario Bros 2
Feb 24 • 44 min
This week we get into first impressions of Anthem and my review of Metro Exodus. In the news this week we’ll be discussing the Fortnite Festival in Norwich and the fallout of that with Epic, Apex Legends updates and loot, Google’s going to GDC and Bowser…
5: Nintendo Direct, Metro Exodus, Tetris 99, Call of Duty 2019 and Yoshi’s Crafted World demo
Feb 17 • 29 min
This week we’ll take a closer look at the recent Nintendo Direct and all the game announcements. Also in the news we’re discussing the recent Activision Blizzard job cuts, The Division 2’s open beta, Call of Duty 2019 and Legacy. We dive into first…
4: Apex Legends, Wargroove, Xbox Live on mobiles and new games coming to Nintendo Switch Online
Feb 10 • 27 min
This week we’ll take a closer look at Apex legends - the battle royale that came out of nowhere with a very successful launch and Wargroove - a fun turn based strategy game. In the news we’ll discuss Xbox Live coming to Switch & Mobiles, reports of…
3: Anthem Open Demo, Design Play Disrupt, Apex Legends, Metro Exodus and The Division 2 Beta
Feb 3 • 16 min
This week we look at Anthem’s Open Demo, The V&A Museum’s Design/Play/Disrupt Exhibition in London and talk about the week’s news including Apex Legends, Metro Exodus on the Epic Game Store, The Division 2 Private Beta details, some fan favourite exotic…
2: Anthem VIP Weekend, Metroid Prime 4, Nintendo Indies and Resident Evil 2 Remake
Jan 28 • 15 min
This week we go over the news including Anthem’s VIP Weekend, Metroid Prime 4 development reboot and Indie titles coming to Nintendo Switch. We then go through my early impressions of Resident Evil 2 before looking at the weekly charts and what’s coming…
1: Preview and 2018 review
Jan 27 • 4 min
This is a preview episode for This Week In Video Games outlining what we’ll be covering each week. We kick off the podcast with a quick look back at 2018. If you want to get involved in the show, email us on [email protected] RELATED LINKS…