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Best Gameshobbies podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Gameshobbies podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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This week's episode tackles the tropes that Kat and Nadia love (and hate) to see in RPGs. From customizable characters to sewer levels; flowery monologues to confusion status effects, Kat and Nadia talk about the elements that draw their attention, and the elements that immediately turn them off. It's a discussion that delves deep into some of the …
 
Former 1UP/EGM writer Shane Bettenhausen returns to talk about the Dreamcast's RPG legacy, the greatness of Phantasy Star Online and Skies of Arcadia, and its sneaky interesting catalog of import RPGs. Plus, staff writer Hirun Cryer drops by to discuss the new Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC, Persona 5 Royal, and more!…
 
Ben and Hannah are in the same room! Erin is in her usual spot, but with a new camera setup because REASONS! Erin has been following through on some promises from last week. Ben found out he has a brain problem (in addition to his pre-diagnosed jerkiness) that's not really a problem. Hannah can picture Julia Roberts really really well. But her obse…
 
Having chosen the best RPGs of the 2010s, Kat and Nadia conclude by taking a closer look at where JRPGs stand as the new decade gets underway. They talk about what the return to consoles have meant for the genre; the proliferation of cheap and accessible graphics technology, and the sneaky importance of Steam. Plus, Kat has some hot takes about the…
 
We got an email and a call from IHOP! Lucia we hope you made it! Hannah has been watching a show of a scary book she read. Erin is about to be the next big Ocarina of Time streamer. Ben waxes poetic about motors. HOMEWORK: - Watch The Outsider on HBO, read the book by Stephen King - Watch ZFG play Zelda - Make your own randomizer - Be on lookout fo…
 
It's another Axe of the Blood God mailbag! We tackle all of our your questions as we wrap up the first month of 2020. Some of the topics that we cover in this month's mailbag: - Can we expect a truly innovative JRPG in 2020? - What are the best short RPGs? - Which otherwise good RPGs have been ruined by a design or story choice? - What's one think …
 
Tokyo Mirage Sessions#FE is out on Nintendo Switch, and Kat and Nadia is here to see whether it holds up! Was it undeservedly overlooked on Wii U? Or should it have stayed in the studio? Plus, brand new Fire Emblem: Three Houses DLC, Byleth in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and your reactions to the N64 Console RPG Quest!…
 
Hannah turns into the devil briefly and then tells a story about a forehead hickey. Erin is 55, according to her ads. Hannah has found the best Solitaire App, you can all stop looking. Erin has been having a book about people read to her. Ben has a new work habit that is very science. HOMEWORK: - Download the Solitaire: Decked Out app - Listen to t…
 
The Console RPG Quest continues with the Nintendo 64! We discuss Nintendo's break with Square; why it was an important turning point in Nintendo's history, and why its RPG library ended up being so light [23:50]. Plus: We talk about Pokemon Sword and Shield's newly-announced DLC and what it means for the series going forward!…
 
We got a voicemail AND an email, and we could not be more excited to talk more about beans! Truly, it is the year of the BEAN! Ben has found a new favorite Boston-area vegetarian restaurant. Hannah loves The Magicians and just can't stop saying the word "good" about it. Erin has a bean-related New Year's resolution (as we all should). HOMEWORK: - B…
 
It's a brand new year, and that means new RPGs! Join Kat and Nadia as they get excited about Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tales of Arise, and all the rest of this year's biggest games! Plus, we talk about the potential impact of a new console generation, the Witcher on Netflix, and much more.…
 
Ben started a new job! Hannah has a very inappropriate-sounding story about gassing up her car. We got a wonderful voicemail about a bean pot! Erin and Molly have been enjoying a nostalgic problematic fave. Ben has been playing a Real-Time Strategy game on the Switch. Hannah has been bringing a new beverage to every holiday party. HOMEWORK - Check …
 
Ben tells the tale of his experience chasing a snowstorm across the United States in the week before Christmas. Erin is hanging with cute cats and great people in Maryland. Hannah's really into doing puzzles while watching The Witcher. Erin is re-reading a new classic of a novel, and talking about it on the show specifically so that her wife will r…
 
The end of 2019 is upon us, and that means it's time to discuss all of our favorite games! Eric Van Allen and Mathew Olson join the pod to talk Goose Game, Trails of Cold Steel 3, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and the rest of the best games of the year. Get a fire going, grab a mug of hot chocolate, and have a listen as we wrap up 2019!…
 
Kat and Nadia are joined by Caty to recap the year that was 2019 in RPGs! They discuss all the big stories, the big trends, and the biggest games, including: - The Year of the Switch Port - BioWare's Struggles - The Year Long National Pokedex Obsession - Fire Emblem: Three Houses being just great - Outer Worlds being... good? - Disco Elysium changi…
 
HEADS UP: No new ep next week 12/22/19 due to Ben moving back to MA!! Talk at you on 12/29! Ben finished grad school! Erin had to take care of something. Hannah has ginger in her nose! This week we also share our greatest fears. Ben has been preoccupied with driving cross country and with the Red Sox's budget. Hannah FINALLY found a way to watch sh…
 
Just in time for its 25th anniversary, Kat and Nadia delve into the RPG legacy of the PlayStation! The pair discuss its massive impact on the genre; share their favorite memories, and discuss classic RPGs ranging from Chrono Cross to Beyond the Beyond. Is PS One the most important RPG console ever? The answer is more complicated than you think.…
 
We are back! Thanksgiving was great, heartwarming, and fun. Ben has a new Benchst friend. Erin started a new job! Erin has been listening to Jonathan Van Ness's book Over The Top and LOVING it! Ben and Hannah have been playing Pokemon just so freaking constantly that they can't think of ONE other thing to talk about between the two of them. HOMEWOR…
 
New games, new updates, and a booming streaming culture has contributed to a mini-renaissance for Dungeons & Dragons. Dicebreaker's Sara Elsam joins us to talk about how that happened, as well to talk about her evil bard; adventures in being a DM, and roleplaying vs. systems-based RPGs. Bonus: We take a look at Mistover, a KRPG dungeon crawler, and…
 
Nadia and Kat talk some more about Pokemon Sword and Shield, and some of the surprising references within. (Trust Kat to be able to identify actual real-world stadiums within Galar region.) There's also a lot of end-of-the-year talk about the upcoming Game of the Year Awards, and some of the curious snubs that happened in this year's nominations. O…
 
The crew is downright GIDDY for Thanksgiving. They just can't stop talking about calendars!!1 Reminder that this will be the last episode before Thanksgiving break, so listen to this on 1/2 speed to make it last twice as long! Hannah tries to stall but she can't hide that she isn't obsessed with anything. She presents us with a HYPERthetical. Erin …
 
Pokemon Sword and Shield is here! GameSpot Pokemon Master Kallie Plagge joins Kat and Nadia to talk about the joys (and the controversies) of the latest generation of Pokemon! [Review begins at 17:22] Plus, we discuss the return of Romancing SaGa 3, and wonder whether Anthem can be saved with a "Realm Reborn" reboot.…
 
The audio's back to normal! But Hannah's mic is shaking. It's a whole thing. Ben does some ASMR. Ben tell us about the time the McElroy brothers taught us the power of positive thinking on edibles. Hannah got a new high-tech exercise doohickey. Erin has been learning about Dolly Parton from Dolly Parton! HOMEWORK: - Listen to The McElroy Brothers W…
 
Kat takes a break from the RPG beat to talk about one of the biggest games of the year: Death Stranding! She's joined by Eric Van Allen and Hirun Cryer to discuss Bridge Babies, deconstructing America, and clocking bandits over the head with cargo. This one is full of spoilers so beware! Plus: Why it's time for Mass Effect to be remastered. Spoiler…
 
We're like 99% sure Hannah accidentally recorded this episode through her computer mic, so if you hear any weird pops and clicks, please blame Hannah and not the editor (also Hannah), who tried her best to clean them out as much as she could. The running theme of this episode is pierogis, YUM! Erin has been watching another Netflix competition show…
 
The gang revisits drupes, because they just can't help themselves. Then they solve the riddle of what gravy actually is. Erin executes a flawless pin/pen merger. Hannah has been watching a Netflix series based on a graphic novel! Erin has been listening to a new album... but is it gay? You'll have to listen to find out! (It is. Gay, that is. It's g…
 
Developers Leonard Boyarsky and Nitai Poddar come on the show to talk about the development of The Outer Worlds, Boyarsky's feelings on Fallout 3, and more. Plus, Mike talks about his review of the game. It's an all Outer Worlds podcast as we go in-depth on this spiritual successor to Fallout.
 
We begin this week's episode with the latest news on cats being good. Then, the show is NEARLY torn apart by Sweet Caroline. Ben FINALLY read the book he's been talking about for TWO WEEKS. Hannah's TV zombie computer isn't working, so she's been playing a very narrative Switch game instead. Erin has been reading a scary book for scary season! HOME…
 
With the RPG deluge continuing, Kat and Nadia are joined by Caty and Mike to pick through the biggest releases, including Trails of Cold Steel 3, Disco Elysium, and Little Town Hero. Plus, we talk Witcher 3 on Switch, whether it's been a good generation for games, and more!
 
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