Gamer Podcasts

Nextlander and The Crate and Crowbar for me. If I’m playing a game (as I am currently with Morrowind) that Dev Game Club has covered, I’ll listen to their series covering said game.

I also still listen to Three Moves Ahead, but their release schedule is so inconsistent that it’s one I check in on once a month rather than keeping up to date on. Same goes for the Soren Johnson interview series Designer Notes.

IUMogg wrote:

The only gaming podcast I listen to every week is Get Played. It’s one of the funniest podcasts out there on any subject. Others that I listen to regularly are Triple Click and Kinda Funny Gamecast

Get Played and DLC are the only two podcasts that I stay up on every week. I agree that Get Played is one of the best podcasts out there; their sense of humor is squarely lined up with my own I also appreciate their deep dives into various games and genres. I've listened to Jeff Cannata for a long time and while I don't always align with his opinions I understandhis tastes well enough to know how my thoughts on a game will match against his.

I don't really follow any weekly "let's yak for between one and three hours about news and what we played this week" style podcasts any more. The only one I occasionally check in on is The Nerd Nest, and only because I know one of their regular guests from an emulation handheld focused YouTube channel, which was a rabbit hole I fell deep into last year, culminating in a Steam Deck purchase. Their solution to the problem of "how do we make it not sound like the multiway Zoom call that it is" is a round table format where the main host will call on the various co-hosts so they are not constantly tripping over each other with Zoom delay, which is fine, but lends it a more formal quality. Also Jesus but the title is cringy in the Year of Our Lord 2023.

I discovered Resonant Arc when I heard somewhere (probably here?) that they were doing a multipart Final Fantasy 6 deep dive, which I very much enjoyed loosely playing along with. They've moved on to Nier Automata which is not one that I have any particular knowledge of or affection for, but I've gone back into their archives and I'm working my way through those games they've covered that I do have affection for starting with Mass Effect. I imagine I will dip in and out depending on what game they are deep diving into on any given month.

And I'm very much looking forward to No One Can Know About This coming back, especially since they will be covering Final Fantasy 9 next which is our current JRPG Club pick for this quarter so it should be fresh in my memory. That one takes a lot of time in the editing bay though, so they take very long hiatuses between seasons. If they have given any indication of when they might be ready to resume, I haven't heard it.

Waypoint's closure is going to leave a big gap in my week, for sure. Others I have on regular rotation are :
Nextlander and Minnmax for new releases
Friends per Second for chit chat, interviews and some new releases
Triple Click for topical talk
Axe of the Blood God for RPG goodness
Crate and Crowbar, but less so these days

I mostly just listen to political and news podcasts these days, the only two gaming shows I still listen to is Rebel FM and Scott Johnson’s Core, and both of those are mostly out of inertia since I’ve been listening forever.

ruhk wrote:

I still listen to is Rebel FM .

I am shocked that still exists. Who is on that now? Still 1up ex-pats?

I love Triple Click - good run time, personable hosts and they talk about games I actually want to play. Winning combo.

UpToIsomorphism wrote:
ruhk wrote:

I still listen to is Rebel FM .

I am shocked that still exists. Who is on that now? Still 1up ex-pats?

there have been people that have rotated in and out but the three main hosts are still Anthony Gallegos, Arthur Gies, and Matt Chandranait.

The only gaming podcast I listen to besides Waypoint Radio is Triple Click. When Waypoint is gone I'm going to be listening to 3-4 hours more music a week.

The Retro Hour and This Week In Retro.

With the shuttering of WPR, here's what'll be left in my gamer pods:

GWJCC (of course)
Triple Click: Knowledgeable hosts & consistent runtimes
The Besties/Resties: Been back on a weekly schedule ever since Spotify revived them for a year. More of a game-of-the-week pod these days, but I'm still a sucker for these Polygon pals.

Upping my subscription to the $10 tier for the rebirth of Waypoint Plus as Remap was the easiest decision I've made in a very long time.

Rob isn't going to be able to entertain me with month long waffle sessions about what absurdly unnecessary high end product he's going to quixotically decide to buy next for free, amiright?

https://remap.memberful.com/

zeroKFE wrote:

Upping my subscripting to the $10 tier for the rebirth of Waypoint Plus as Remap was the easiest decision I've made in a very long time.

Rob isn't going to be able to entertain me with month long waffle sessions about what absurdly unnecessary high end product he's going to quixotically decide to buy next for free, amiright?

https://remap.memberful.com/

Somehow, in like a year and change I went from listening to Giant Bomb and Waypoint to Nextlander and Remap. And I think everyone is better for it.

UpToIsomorphism wrote:

Somehow, in like a year and change I went from listening to Giant Bomb and Waypoint to Nextlander and Remap. And I think everyone is better for it.

I still watch the Bombcast on Youtube. But, I really can't stand Dan Ryckert.

If only Patrick and Jeff would join Nextlander...

A couple years ago, I stopped listening to podcasts and started reading again. I want to go back to some podcast listening, now, and split the time.

I am looking for Let's Play podcasts for D&D or Pathfinder. One thing I don't like is when the people in the podcast are pandering to the audience, trying too hard to be funny, etc.

If you have a recommendation, I'd love to hear it.

-BEP

Have you already listened to Glass Cannon for Pathfinder? If not, I would just go back and start at the beginning. Their first campaign was pretty long and will take a while to get through and is good.

It's not D&D or PF, but Spout Lore is really, really good and it's High Fantasy with all the D&D tropes, but less mechanical crunch.

I am a big fan of Austin Walker's "Friends at the Table". They don't use D&D per se, but they do play different games with different settings (right now they are doing a future science fantasy type thing, but they have done horror and more traditional fantasy as well). And there are years, so you can pick an arc or season that looks interesting to you.

I hadn't heard of any of those. Thanks for the suggestions.

-BEP

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Steve Ritchie is one of the most important pinball machine designers in the world. In this show you’ll hear about his background, his career and the remarkable stories behind some of the best pinball tables in history.

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