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Axe of the Blood God’s noble Console RPG Quest continues, and this week we dissect the RPG legacy of a very interesting system: The PlayStation 3. Sony’s first HD console was hobbled right from the start thanks to derisive memes, awkward accessories, programming troubles, and good old fashioned arrogance. To make things worse, the popularity of gam…
 
Hannah is very old and very much narrowcasting (Hi Sam! Here is a link to that video about Bridgerton!) Many of our listeners get personal shoutouts. Erin was never on trend and she is not planning on starting now. Ben has been trying to solve a MICROSCOPIC MYSTERY. Hannah had maybe the worst timing ever with her obsession last week, and a lot of f…
 
What an eventful week. Nadia's wayward Xbox Series X showed up on her doorstep (well, it showed up in the Walmart pick-up area), and we have a very special guest: Austin Walker of Waypoint and Friends at the Table! He talks to us about his one true love, Mass Effect, and gives us his thoughts on the upcoming remaster (23:20). He also talks about th…
 
Hannah and Ian invented a new holiday. Erin and Molly are so thankful for everything. It's a sultry Saturday recording session this week! Erin has been listening to a pair of collaborative albums suggested to her by her sister Chloe (shoutout!) Ben has been myst-like puzzle game with Kylie. Hannah has been all wrapped up in the latest series from R…
 
It’s time to dish out some hugs and kisses to indie RPGs. This week, Kat and Nadia talk about the independently-developed RPGs they’re most excited for in 2021, including She Dreams Elsewhere, Cris Tales, Darkest Dungeons 2, and—dare we hope—Eastward. Also on the docket: Nadia has Ys IX impressions, Mass Effect’s alien sex is beautiful, and we have…
 
Erin is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. Hannah hates youtube podcasts (by the way unrelatedly check out our youtube channel where we post episodes of this show). Ben has 1000 baseball dollars. Hannah has been watching one midwesterner develop all human technology from scratch, and also a genre-bending timey-wimey superhero sitcom! Erin has been watching Car…
 
The only thing you should fear more than the Blood God’s axe is the Blood God’s anime obsession. This week, Kat and Nadia talk to Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert talk about how anime and RPGs uplift one another. They also look back at RPGs based on licensed anime properties, and recall the Mighty Struggle™ that shaped and molded anime fans who traded …
 
Hannah found a tiktok that broke her brain. Erin is really proud of the fact that Kylie still likes her. Kylie is now our 4th co-host every week via Marco Polo Joke Feedback. Ben found a small independent retailer who sells adorable plush CRIMINALS. Let them into your home. Hannah wants Kurtis Conner's latest video to succeed! Go watch it! Erin bin…
 
Get out of your chair and start waggling because it’s time for the Axe of the Blood God Wii Console Quest! This week, Nadia and Kat discuss the strange, often troubled RPG history of Nintendo’s revolutionary console. Relive Operation Rainfall and recall how the fan-based movement pressured Nintendo into finally giving North America the still-belove…
 
Hannah did a good joke but not the best joke of the ep. Kylie is banned from the podcast for not appreciating us enough. Erin made a little game! Erin has been watching a show featuring comedic stories from Fran Lebowitz. Ben has been playing a famous game in his scant free time. Hannah has been revisiting a favorite band from her stoner days! HOME…
 
In our first ever Community Update, Kat and Nadia get together for a live conversation with Axe of the Blood God's community! They talk about which RPGs they've been playing of late, share an update on what's been happening with the show and Discord, and take questions from the audience on the best Chrono Trigger party, Persona 5 Strikers, and much…
 
It's officially 2021, and the brand-new year already seems poised to keep on dishing out the same trials and tribulations that made 2020 so special. Kat and Nadia take a nice break from the plague and strife to talk about what's in store for RPGs in the new year. Will we get our hands on Elden Ring? Can we really expect Final Fantasy 16 in 2021? An…
 
Thanks to Ben's partner Kylie for being our 4th co-host this week!! Hannah is holding people accountable to their homework. Kylie mounts an UNPRECEDENTED opposition to all seltzer beverages. We got put on a dating site against our will thanks to email scrapers. Hannah has been watching a very popular Netflix historical fantasy that appears to be ba…
 
Axe of the Blood's special quest to rank all of the numbered Final Fantasy games (and their direct sequels) continues with the Top 10! With the help of special guest Ash Paulsen of Good Vibes Games, we talk about why Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy IV, and yes, Final Fantasy X-2, deserve to be remembered as the finest games the series has to offer.…
 
We are getting older and the country is falling apart but we are still VIBING, FELLOW KIDS! Ben has been listening to a podcast about a catastrophically misunderstood piece of literature. Hannah has been watching a Japanese man make knives out of ALL KINDS OF THINGS. Erin has been listening to one of her favorite new albums by fart. HOMEWORK: - Lis…
 
Nadia and Kat kick off their episode-by-episode exploration of The Witcher Season 1 with a discussion of how the show was made and a look at the first episode! Swords! Sorcery! A tower of naked women in a garden for some reason! Nadia and Kat break it all down while putting it into the context with the games. This episode is free to all listeners! …
 
The Axe of the Blood God Patreon is officially live! Nadia and Kat get together to talk about where the show stands in 2021, what listeners to the free feed can expect going forward, and some of the exciting new bonus content that we'll be releasing now that we're officially independent! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bloodgodpod Twitter: https:/…
 
To celebrate the launch of the Axe of the Blood God Patreon (http://patreon.com/bloodgodpod), we are undertaking a massive quest: a two-part ranking all of the numbered Final Fantasy games, as well as their direct sequels! For Part 1 we're joined by Game Informer's Kim Wallace to talk about Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy II, and other entries th…
 
We all had very nice non-traditional holidays! 2 of us got drunk for New Year's Eve. One of us got High on Water(tm). Erin has been reading a really great and gay graphic novel! Ben has been 3D printing just anything he can think of. Hannah has been recording herself painting with water and sharing it with a mostly uncaring world. HOMEWORK: - Watch…
 
It's closing time for USgamer. Mat and Eric, the site's last guardians, join Nadia and Kat on the last Blood God produced under the USgamer banner. They recall their time with the site and reminisce about the weird things that happened at the events they attended. Finally, they wind down with a discussion about their favorite games of 2020. Thanks …
 
The end of 2020 draws near! Command? Nadia and Kat look back on a turbulent year and consider everything that's happened: game delays caused by COVID-19, Microsoft's Bethesda acquisition, the Cyberpunk 2020 goat rodeo, and so very much more. They also reflect upon the biggest RPGs of the year, from Final Fantasy 7 Remake to Yakuza: Like a Dragon.…
 
If you're reading this, try drinking some water! You'll like it! Also- there will be no episode next week but we will see you in the new year! Hannah keeps involuntarily yelling "bitches" while playing Hollow Knight. Erin's wife gets taller and shorter once a month or so. Ben has been working TOO MUCH. Hannah has been watching all kinds of videos a…
 
Polygon and RPG Site reviewers Carolyn Petit and Alex Donaldson join the show to analyze the biggest RPG of 2020: Cyberpunk 2077! They talk about the ways that it does (and doesn't) push the cyberpunk genre forward, its technical problems, and whether its handling of trans issues is as poor as it seems. [No spoilers!] Also, breaking down the Mass E…
 
Hannah is Season's Greasons. Erin is He Hand with He Feet. Ben is Bitch, That's a Squonk. Also, Hannah's computer crashed in the middle of recording this ep, but it all worked out ok! You'll hear about it. Ben's been watching an anime Kylie's already seen because Kylie is too busy working to watch things with him! Hannah rented and watched a 2001 D…
 
With Cyberpunk 2077 finally due out this week, it's time to take a harder look at the studio that is CD Projekt. Where did it come from? How did it rise to the top of the RPG heap over the past generation? And what are some potential stumbling blocks it faces in the future? Nadia and Kat delve into all this, with additional chatter about Fire Emble…
 
Thanks for listening to Is It??? last week! Don't forget to send us your ideas for Christmas-related movies we could do for the next ep! Hannah went into her office and it was like a creepy video game. Erin deleted an email, but we still had 2 to read. Ben invented a new thing to say when you yawn. Erin loved and hated the first Lesbian Christmas M…
 
This week we're taking a break and trying something new at Axe of the Blood God: An RPG Quiz Show! Kat plays host as Nadia, Eric, and Mathew Olson compete to see who knows the most about the role-playing genre (or can at least come up with the most amusing answers). It's RPG fun for the whole family! Plus, breaking down the follow-up to The World E…
 
This week Erin and Hannah ask the toughest question of all: Is Bring It On actually good? We thought it was 20 years ago when it was new, but we were practically babies then! Who knows! Only one way to find out! See you next week for Ep 160 of Way Too Broad! Did you watch along? Reach out with your own memories/surprises! - CALL US OR TEXT US! 774-…
 
We're firmly in the teeth of the 2020 release season, and the RPGs are arriving fast. Kat and Nadia circle back on some of the RPGs they missed, including Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, WoW: Shadowlands, Godfall, and more. Plus: Cyberpunk's performance on current-gen consoles, The Game Awards RPG nominations, and more thoughts on Yakuza: Like a Dragon.…
 
Next week we will have a special episode of Is It?? instead of a new ep of WTB on the feed! See you in 2 weeks for Ep 160! Erin is here to sec a previous rec this week. Ben has been watching a new comedy show in Netflix! Hannah didn't really have an obsession this week but then it turned out that she did. HOMEWORK: - Watch Schitt's Creek- power thr…
 
Kat and Nadia bid farewell to Mike Williams the only way they know how—with a lengthy conversation about Final Fantasy 14. They also welcome back old friend Ash Paulsen, who joins the group to talk about Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory and more. Finally, Kat and Nadia have an announcement about the future of Axe of the Blood God.…
 
Hannah woke up in a weird mood. Ben is reclaiming his kitchen. Erin is delivered a cinnamon latte DURING the recording session. Hannah has been so grateful for the ability to learn about the latest events related to the dangerous Qanon cult from experts every week without having to visit those rabbit holes herself. Erin is re-reading a favorite boo…
 
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are out this week, and we've got the whole gang to break it all down over the course of a two hour mega-pod extravaganza! Kat, Mike, Nadia, and Eric are here to compare the PS5 and Xbox Series X, look at the launch lineup, and break down all the pros and cons for early adopters. Also in this episode, we review Ya…
 
Technically, Way Too Broad was the second decision desk in the nation to call the 2020 election for ol' Jobie, so that's nice for us. Ben has been doing what we have all been doing! Alternating between obsessively watching the news/polls and obsessively not doing that! Hannah has been playing a self-described "cozy management game about dying". Eri…
 
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