Weekly news and discussion on the world of games.
98: All The Foot-Guns
Oct 24 • 34 min
Fallout 76 gets a subscription, the Switch gets a cutrate Overwatch port, Blizzard gets a letter from Congress, and Fortnite gets a whole new chapter.
97: Appalling But Not Surprising
Oct 10 • 50 min
Destiny gets on the slow reveal train. Google tries to sell us on “negative latency.” Blizzard bends the knee to China and triggers a PR firestorm.
96: Their Bits Are Lost to Time
Sep 26 • 32 min
Apple and Google make mobile gaming interesting again. Quidditch is coming back to the digital pitch, without Mister Potter. Blizzard overhauls Overwatch in a big way.
95: Let It Die
Sep 19 • 49 min
GameStop shutters stores, Twitch confounds partners, Nintendo keeps winning, Bethesda keeps losing, and Kickstarter pisses creators off.
94: The Portland Cone
Aug 29 • 43 min
Telltale returns from the dead, WoW Classic has queues for their queues, Disney remasters some classics, and Atomicrops is a thing.
93: The Best Ganking Time
Aug 22 • 37 min
Sega’s HUMANKIND is coming for Civilization. Kerbal Space Program is getting a sequel. WoW Classic to get enormous login queues.
92: Wooloo Wololo
Aug 8 • 31 min
What we know of Pokémon Sword & Shield expands, the main storyline of Final Fantasy XIV condenses, and in The Outer Worlds anyone can die.
91: Fire Emblem Hogwarts
Aug 1 • 24 min
Joe and Duane briefly on D&D dominance, Discord server folders, Warhammer video game licenses, and… cat vomit?
90: Space Stations, Tentacles & Bears
Jul 25 • 32 min
Fallout & Anthem woes persist. EVE Online shakes up PvP. Destiny 2 revamps armor. Plants vs. Zombies 3 is coming!
89: Some People Juggle Geese
Jul 11 • 35 min
A short one this week as Duane, Joe, and Todd discuss the Switch Lite, game studio crunch, and a missing Pokémon card worth more than your car!
88: Emergent Weirdness
Jun 27 • 48 min
Epic Games insists exclusivity is all that matters, D&D Beyond dishes on alignments, and TaleSpire might reinvent virtual tabletop.
87: Too Many Diglets
Jun 20 • 41 min
We wave goodbye to ThinkGeek, raise eyebrows at Twitch’s lawsuit against Artifact trolls, and consider Starbase and other games with programming inside them.
86: E3 2019
Jun 13 • 77 min
It’s E3 2019! Mike, Todd and Duane talk about all the things…
85: The D’Fashion 2
Jun 6 • 43 min
Pokémon, Baldur’s Gate, The Division 2, Minecraft and more keep us busy as we warm up the E3 engines for takeoff!
84: Strap In/On
May 30 • 55 min
We start ramping up to E3 2019. Pokémon made us GO, now they want us to Sleep. Twitch battles a hive of scum and villainy. Old Man Wuerthele tears into Intel over the 10nm saga.
83: Fluffer Nutter
May 23 • 55 min
WoW Classic proves the past is more complex than our nostalgia. Sony and Microsoft team up to take on Google Stadia. Minecraft Earth, Destiny nerfs, Division 2’s raid, and Todd starts running D&D.
82: Shooter Roulette
May 16 • 37 min
The trade war threatens tabletop gaming. Monster Hunter’s expansion gets a release date. Casual vs. Hardcore is sooo 2014. KFC throws shade and gets fried.
81: Dad Jokes With My Dentist
May 9 • 43 min
We say goodbye to Peter Mayhew, cackle at China’s Game for Peace, chide Bethesda’s TTRPG plagiarism, and marvel at CRYTEK’s software ray tracing.
80: Rebelling Space Monkeys
May 2 • 100 min
Duane, Brian and Old Man Wuerthele hold court on Borderlands 3, the Valve Index, Chinese game censorship, the Epic Games Store, the TTRPG renaissance, and more.
79: Weird Flex, But “Okay”
Apr 18 • 57 min
Black holes, real and digital. Sony teases the next PlayStation. The Minecraft movie, Division 2 patches, and ATLAS’ long-delayed 1.5 update.
78: A Soup Sandwich
Apr 11 • 52 min
Borderlands 3 is coming in the fall. EverQuest turns 20. EVE Online accomplishment and intrigue. BioWare goes astray.
77: A Chorus of Clapping
Mar 28 • 64 min
EA continues the layoff waves. Gearbox is going back to the Borderlands. China burns Cthulhu RPG rulebooks. Jeremy and Joe get their Overwatch on.
76: Battle Clowns
Mar 21 • 40 min
Google gets into game streaming. Oculus announces a new VR headset. Nvidia to shoehorn ray tracing onto old cards, and Old Man Wuerthele gets skeptical.
75: A Tritium Tangent
Mar 14 • 49 min
Microsoft brings Halo to the PC once again. PC memory prices are dropping. Fortnite enables cross-play by default.
74: Fix A Lot of Early Sins
Mar 7 • 46 min
Early Access comes to bite ATLAS players. Fortnite players beware the Fork Knife. Games should probably stop dropping non-delta patches. Gearbox is bringing big things to PAX East.
73: Such An Enduring Cathedral
Feb 28 • 51 min
Pokémon’s Generation 8 is coming this year. The Division 2 is weeks away. Destiny 2’s next season brings big changes. Bowser now runs Nintendo of America!
72: Demand More
Feb 21 • 56 min
Game industry workers flirt with unionizing. Star Citizen throws shade on ray-tracing. Jeff Kaplan didn’t foresee “maining.” Old-man Wuerthele has opinions.
71: The Cantakerous Weirdo
Feb 14 • 50 min
Activision Blizzard makes layoffs while posting record revenues. The Steam Award winners are weird. Abuse allegations roil TTRPGs. Todd builds a new computer.
70: All These Games I Don’t Play
Feb 7 • 42 min
Anthem’s public demo sucked a little less. Apex Legends makes a splash. Machinima closes its doors. Duane gushes about WarGroove.
69: A Very Nice Show
Jan 31 • 43 min
Nintendo restarts Metroid Prime 4 development. Anthem has a rocky private demo weekend. Metro: Exodus defects to Epic. Todd builds an ATLAS server.
68: Grind For Your Wood
Jan 24 • 47 min
ATLAS mania continues. Farming Simulator gets an esports league. Google is training Skynet on StarCraft 2. The Division 2’s Dark Zones look interesting.
67: A Pirate Bard
Jan 17 • 57 min
Bungie leaves Activision and takes Destiny indie. Rocket League goes cross-platform. Intel price-gouges on downmarket CPUs. Todd and Joe have ATLAS on the brain…
66: Gay Daddy Forever
Jan 10 • 65 min
CES is in full swing. GAMA drama roils. PS4 is winning the console war. The Division 2 snubs Steam.
65: Helicopter Slimes
Jan 3 • 40 min
ATLAS has a rocky launch. Fallout 76’s woes continue. Blizzard is beleaguered. There is less Duane than usual.
64: Fizzy Liverzapper
Dec 20, 2018 • 53 min
ATLAS gets delayed again. Blizzard walks away from Heroes of the Storm. Fortnite dances may get a day in court. Games and gaming things we’re thankful for in 2018.
63: Taunts From The Edge
Dec 13, 2018 • 45 min
The guys restart 7 Days to Die. The Game Awards happened. Epic makes a lot of moves. Nintendo’s netcode still sucks.
Dec 6, 2018 • 49 min
Steam faces stiff competition from Epic and others. WalMart’s gaming PCs are… kinda OK. Bethesda’s Fallout woes continue. Todd returns from vacation, and Duane returns from PAX Unplugged.
61: Edgy Alt-Future
Nov 29, 2018 • 68 min
White Wolf’s last straw. Bethesda’s sorry about Fallout 76. The US Army gets into eSports. Mike Wuerthele gets cranky.
60: My Frozen Withered Corpse
Nov 15, 2018 • 109 min
We say goodbye to Stan Lee. Microsoft makes big RPG moves. We talk Dungeons & Dragons, games of shame and more with special guest Brian Patterson.
59: Easily Worth The Money
Nov 9, 2018 • 37 min
BlizzCon! Diablo Immortal disappoints. Riot sued for gender discrimination. Scum gets virtual male enhancement. Todd launches a rocket.
58: Service Tech In My Kitchen
Nov 2, 2018 • 71 min
A special Halloween episode! WalMart dives into gaming PCs. Red Dead Redemption 2 breaks records. D&D may become an eSport?
57: What The Magic Gods Gave You
Oct 26, 2018 • 63 min
Blizzard pours water on the Diablo 4 fire. Oculus loses another founding executive. Steam’s fall and winter sale dates leaked. Joe plays more Beat Saber.
56: Soviet-Era Game Boy Plays You!
Oct 19, 2018 • 51 min
Tabletop gaming loses a giant. We learn a bunch of new details about Fallout 76. D&D is getting updated rulebooks this fall. Todd is punchy when he’s hungry.
55: Prime Citizen
Oct 5, 2018 • 44 min
Blizzard’s president moves on, Chinese game experiments with face recognition, Toys R Us may come back, and Fallout 76 skipping cross-play.
54: There’s Always Confetti
Sep 28, 2018 • 81 min
Telltale & PS Vita shutting down, Pathfinder playtest moving on, Sony’s resistance to cross-platform caving in, and Roll20 blowing up.
53: Thiccc & Fluffy
Sep 21, 2018 • 48 min
Fortnite’s ruining marriages, Nvidia is disappointing reviewers, and Nintendo is eating everyone’s lunch.
52: Powered By Chickens
Sep 14, 2018 • 53 min
MMO aquisitions and shutdowns. Tabletop RPG releases and playtests. National Video Game Day… maybe?
51: On The Massage Table
Sep 7, 2018 • 49 min
PAX West Recap, Generation Zero Accused of Art Plagiarism, and Destiny 2 Forsaken Impressions.
50: All Your Money On A Chair
Aug 31, 2018 • 52 min
Cyberpunk 2077 looks legit. Warcraft perverts the gear treadmill. In Nomine is getting republished. Featuring Tabletop Gaming correspondent Jeremy Morgan.
49: Let’s Go End Friendships
Aug 24, 2018 • 45 min
Nvidia’s RTX 20 Series GPUs bring realtime ray-tracing to games, Discord returns Steam’s compliments by selling games, and Amazon and Netflix ruin the glorious cord-cutting future.
48: Now Hiring Diablo
Aug 9, 2018 • 43 min
Gaming on the go, Fallout 76 snubs Steam, and Master Chief is returning to the small screen.
47: Massively Small
Aug 2, 2018 • 56 min
Steam tries to be Discord, Nintendo sells 20 million Switches, Google’s making a console, and Logitech is seeing Blue.
46: We’re All Gonna Have Robot Parts
Jul 26, 2018 • 57 min
No Man’s Sky rockets to relevance. A Destiny 2 news roundup. Iron Edda Accelerated hits Kickstarter. Are updates the new releases?
45: Literally Blow Minds
Jul 19, 2018 • 67 min
Multi-Function Displays and Second-Screen Gaming. A New VR connection standard. No Man’s Sky finally gets multiplayer. And Joe’s back!
44: Your Own Mans An’ Dem
Jul 12, 2018 • 41 min
Monster Hunter PC is a month away, Fortnite’s Season 5 reveal gets real, and charitable Destiny players put ink on butts.
43: Stroke of Genius
Jul 5, 2018 • 50 min
Sony gets called out for not playing nice with others, Star Citizen releases an update, and the guys nerd out about PC parts…
42: An Autobot Rolling Out
Jun 28, 2018 • 54 min
PUBG Drops Its Beef With Fortnite, Pokémon GO Gets Social, Overwatch News and more…
41: E3 2018
Jun 15, 2018 • 65 min
Coverage of the E3 2018 press conferences, new announcements, ship dates, and who we think “won” E3 2018.
40: Marginally Multiplayer Online Shooter
Feb 3, 2016 • 56 min
EA pulls out of E3, Bungie seeks input on Destiny, Hearthstone keeps the meta moving, and Peter Molyneux promises to stop over-promising.
39: Joe Made It Creepy
Jan 28, 2016 • 45 min
Star Wars Battlefront DLC details, a huge Magic: The Gathering heist, and Donald Rumsfeld… releases a video game?
38: Get Your Blocks Off
Jan 20, 2016 • 58 min
Oculus Lawsuits, Homeworld Prequel, and a Surprings Number of People Searching for Minecraft Porn
Jan 13, 2016 • 58 min
Gaming hardware news out of CES 2016, notable departures from big game studios, and Pokémon turns 20.
36: Glorious VR Future
Jan 6, 2016 • 60 min
Oculus makes the Rift VR headset available for pre-order at a surprising price. Is this the glorious VR future we were promised?
35: Demolish Your Way To Par
Dec 31, 2015 • 57 min
A recap of year-end gaming news, and Duane & Todd’s picks for Game of the Year for 2015.
34: Thorny Sticky Wicket
Dec 3, 2015 • 30 min
PlayStation 4 adding features via software, Fallout 4 bugs, and modders recreating classic games in new engines.
Nov 26, 2015 • 59 min
Sony’s PlayStation success, Black Friday sales, and what we’re thankful for this year in the world of gaming.
32: War Never Changes
Nov 19, 2015 • 69 min
A recap of BlizzCon news, the latest game announcements, cancellations and delays… Oh, and something called Fallout 4.
31: Bumbling Gungan
Nov 4, 2015 • 43 min
Activision’s new Candy Crush cash cow, Rocket League mutators, Arkham Knight’s PC woes continue, and Blizzard gets coy about declining WoW subscriptions.
30: Really Thick, Big Glasses
Oct 29, 2015 • 54 min
PlayStation Paris Games Week, Fair Use win for game preservation, DOOM goes Alpha, Overwatch goes Beta, and No Man’s Sky gets a release… month?
29: Zombie Dodo Birds
Oct 15, 2015 • 26 min
Gaming on late-night talk shows, the return of The Carlton, Star Citizen’s cast and Star Wars Battlefront’s beta.
28: Bobsled With A Corpse
Sep 30, 2015 • 52 min
The demise of Tony Hawk Pro Skater, the decline of the single-player campaign, Mass Effect theme park attractions, and Pokémon butts.
27: The One About ARK
Sep 25, 2015 • 36 min
A Primer on ARK: Survival Evolved, Konami shutters AAA development, and video game voice actors vote on a possible strike.
26: Wish We Knew When Your Birthday Was…
Sep 17, 2015 • 49 min
Pokémon GO, Super Mario’s birthday, Rock Band 4, and Todd returns to the show.
25: Reservoir of WTF-itude
Sep 10, 2015 • 59 min
Fallout 4’s dialogue, WildStar’s reboot, Metal Gear Solid 5’s save-destroying bug, and PC/console cross-platform gaming. Featuring guest hosts Heather Berlekamp & Joe Maiolo.
24: Surrounded by Nerdpoles
Sep 3, 2015 • 48 min
Diablo III’s resurgence, delayed games, films based on video games, and the latest news. Featuring guest host Jennifer Sibilly.
23: 1600 lbs. of Gorilla
Aug 27, 2015 • 59 min
Guest hosts Jan Rivera and Erika Jonell join Duane to discuss World of Warcraft: Legion, YouTube Gaming, and the latest news.
22: Deflating Mice
Aug 6, 2015 • 54 min
Game consoles return to China, Dinklebot gets replaced, Windows 10 and eSports doping.
21: Grinding It Out
Jul 23, 2015 • 51 min
More on Star Citizen’s beleaguered Star Marine FPS module. The guys talk about retro inspired EVERYTHING: game patches, smartphones, and game mods.
20: Delayed Indefinitely
Jul 16, 2015 • 58 min
Back from our two-week hiatus, we discuss some board games, Satoru Iwata’s passing, Star Citizen’s MIA Star Marine, PewDiePie’s epic 2014 earnings, and more. Welcome back!
19: Dismal Is Putting It Nicely
Jun 25, 2015 • 60 min
Follow-up from E3 2015, and the latest news on Windows 10 upgrades, the pixel art world record, Nintendo’s WiiU struggles, and publishers asking us to pay for content we already bought.
18: E3 2015
Jun 18, 2015 • 79 min
Coverage of all of E3’s press conferences: the new announcements, ship dates, and who we think “won” E3 2015.
17: We’ll Just Add More Grind
Jun 11, 2015 • 59 min
We talk about Blizzard caving on flying in Draenor, World of Warcraft getting into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, and filmmaker Uwe Boll’s epic meltdown.
16: Grand Theft Horses
Jun 4, 2015 • 33 min
We talk about the last week’s announcements: Fallout 4, XCOM 2, Windows 10, and WildStar going free-to-play. Steam Summer Sale starts June 11; is your wallet ready?
15: Magnificent Death Counters
May 28, 2015 • 42 min
An experimental episode: we drop the segement format and just talk about the gaming news of the day: Oculus Rift hardware requirements, open season on online game cheaters, the demise of Konami, and more!
14: Kinda Limpish
May 14, 2015 • 48 min
We recap a slow news week and discuss what we’d like to see next month at E3 2015.
13: Pray to RNGesus
May 7, 2015 • 98 min
Saudi girls making games, your house becomes a survival horror set, Oculus Rift gets a shipping window, and perspectives on transgendered gaming. Featuring guest host Erika Jonell.
12: Set The Internet On Fire
Apr 30, 2015 • 70 min
Star Wars: Battlefront, Ouya must sink or swim, Mass Effect 4 rumors, and Steam’s short-lived paid game mod plan.
11: You Can Call Me Admiral
Apr 15, 2015 • 69 min
GTA 5’s release woes, the ESA tries to stop preservation of gaming history, World of Warcraft will add timewalking and shipyards, and the boys reveal their guilty pleasure games.
10: All of the Money
Apr 9, 2015 • 52 min
Is Exploding Kittens more fluff than crunch? Why is Nintendo starving the Amiibo market? We talk about all things Grand Theft Auto, and discuss how we got into tabletop gaming on this week’s HammerCast!
9: What Swims In The Ocean
Apr 2, 2015 • 99 min
A horror game that senses how scared you are, the April Nintendo Direct, Microsoft gives MineCon the soft touch, and games that defined their genre
8: Call it Completed
Mar 25, 2015 • 77 min
Nintendo Goes Mobile, WoW Tokens Go Live, Hideo Kojima Goes AWOL, and Early Access Gets Huge
7: To Make The Game They Wanted To Make
Mar 18, 2015 • 67 min
Steam Machines, StarCitizen’s Digital Girth, The Video Game You Can Only Play Once, and Will Crowdfunding Replace Traditional Publishing?
6: The Virtual Reality Arms Race
Mar 4, 2015 • 65 min
Crowfall, Net Neutrality, Warcraft Without A Subscription, and the news out of GDC 2015
5: Full Dives within My Lifetime
Feb 25, 2015 • 47 min
Rock Band rumors, Star Citizen mining, Valve VR, and our picks for the Video Game Hall of Fame
4: As Long As There’s More Game To Play
Feb 19, 2015 • 51 min
Carmageddon, New 3DS Woes, WoW Patch 6.1 Preview, and Games We’re Ashamed To Have Never Finished
3: A Couple of Ferraris At The G-D Office
Feb 11, 2015 • 71 min
Buggy Games, Peter Molyneux, Broken Promises and Minecraft Violence
2: I Want A Duckface Tauren
Feb 5, 2015 • 65 min
MMO Selfies, The Blizzard Leaks, and the Death of the LAN Party
Jan 28, 2015 • 47 min
Our Pilot Episode. The resurgence of outer space in video games, our picks for story of the week, and more!
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