RadioRadar+ Podcast 70: Nintendo Switch is coming in hot

The Big Topic: What the hell are you doing, Nintendo?

What we’re into: Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, Slayaway Camp, and Night in the Woods

No, we didn’t skip a number. I don’t know what you’re talking about. In episode 70, we get together to chat about some games that are near and dear to our hearts this week: Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, Slayaway Camp, and Night in the Woods. We also discuss the Switch’s imminent launch, and ask that all important question: What the hell are you doing, Nintendo?

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
Sam Prell (@samprell)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 68: E3 goes public, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and our first spoilercast

The Big Topic: Spoiling Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15, and The Last Guardian

Further Discussion: E3 is officially open to the public

What we’re into: Horizon: Zero Dawn’s big, beautiful open world

To the victor go the spoils. Er, spoilers. This joke made more sense in my head. ANYWAY. 2017’s video game onslaught continues apace, as David dives right into Horizon: Zero Dawn’s sprawling ‘post-post-apocalyptic’ world and talks about its magnificent, um, horizons. We also talk about E3’s recent, seemingly inevitable decision to allow the general to attend the world’s biggest video game conference, and what that means for the industry. And by popular request, we talk spoilers in the first of (hopefully) many spoilercasts, chatting about what makes the final hours of Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy 15, and The Last Guardian so great.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 67: Fire Emblem Heroes and the trouble with backwards compatibility

The Big Topic: Fire Emblem Heroes is pretty good, actually

Further Discussion: Backwards compatibility and the games you should play before they disappear

What we’re into: Dissecting Zelda’s totally unnecessary timeline

Let us hypnotize you with another week of fabulous video game discussion. Fire Emblem Heroes is Nintendo’s latest mobile title, and we have our resident Fire Emblem expert Connor Sheridan walk us through it. We also talk about how Sony isn’t doing enough to preserve its back catalog, and we share the games you should play before they get too hard to find. We also take a few minutes to talk about whether or not Zelda’s timeline is necessary. (Spoiler: no, it’s not)

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
Connor Sheridan (@c_sheridan)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 66: Nioh nails it and we played many Nintendo Switch games

The Big Topic: You oughta Nioh

Further Discussion: Hands on with Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Breath of the Wild and more.

What we’re into: Gorogoa and What Became of Edith Finch amaze at PAX South.

Impossible things are happening every week in 2017. Last week it was a legitimately great new Resident Evil game, and this week it’s the return of Team Ninja with Nioh. Fans of Dark Souls and Bloodborne may love the new action RPG–with some reservations as described by Lucas Sullivan–but fans of Ninja Gaiden Black will just be happy to see the studio making a well executed action game again. After that, we hear from Dave Roberts about a huge swath of playable Nintendo Switch games including Mario Kart 8, Has Been Heroes, Zelda, and 1-2-Switch. Finally, Susan Arendt walk us through surreal adventure game What Became of Edith Finch and the decade-in-the-making puzzler Gorogoa.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
Lucas Sullivan (@ljrepresent)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 65: Resident Evil 7 is that damn good

The Big Topic: Reeling from the resurrection of good Resident Evil.

Further Discussion: Did you know that Dragon Quest 8 is an amazing game? Also: here’s what’s up at PAX South.

What we’re into: Seriously. Dragon Quest 8 and Resident Evil 7 are good.

The impossible has happened: Capcom has made a big budget game that feels like a bold piece of the future rather than an exercise in high quality but still old ideas. This isn’t the Capcom that botched Street Fighter 5’s single-player options and online matchmaking. The Capcom that made Resident Evil 7 is the Capcom of old, making a horror game aware of and practiced in tradition but bold in its new risks. When we’re done gushing about 2017 survival horror, we turn our eyes to the pleasures of PAX South and Dragon Quest 8, newly remade for Nintendo 3DS.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 64: Yakuza 0, Resident Evil, and the many games of January

The Big Topic: Yakuza 0’s brazen weirdness

Further Discussion: Our relationship to the Resident Evil series

What we’re into: Quick hits for January games

We are not a Wild Wild West podcast, despite how this episode starts out. We are a video game podcast. And there are lots of those to talk about. Anthony and David try to explain what makes Yakuza 0 special to Sam and Susan. It gets weird. We also talk about Resident Evil 7 and our own connections to the series. We close the show with some quick hits for other January games that may have flown under your radar.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
Sam Prell (@samprell)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 63: The Nintendo Switch is unveiled

The Big Topic: Our thoughts on the Nintendo Switch’s price, tech, and launch lineup.

After a surprisingly strong teaser back in October, all eyes have been on Nintendo and it’s upcoming console/handheld hybrid Switch. Nintendo revealed the price ($299!), the release date (March 3!) and the launch games (Zelda and… a cow milking thing?), and our feelings are… complicated. We spend the entire podcast talking all things Switch, digging into our thoughts about the tech, its lineup of games for 2017, and its potential for success. Oh, and Anthony talks about eating a hat made of butts. It makes sense in context.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
Connor Sheridan (@c_sheridan)

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