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WELCOME TO NOCLIP! We are a fortnightly, book club-styled podcast in which we attempt to go in-depth on an individual video game and figure out what makes it unique. Episodes are around an hour to an hour and a half long and primarily feature free form discussion on themes and mechanics present in each episode’s titular game. Bear in mind that we are not reviewers, so as far as we critique the games at hand, our intent is not to convince you to play any particular work. SPOILER WARNING: Give ...
 
Dispatches from the world of video games. Noclip dives deep into the heart of gaming and tells you the stories behind the code. From the people who brought you the celebrated gaming documentary channel comes a new type of gaming podcast. Hosted by Danny O'Dwyer.
 
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Podcasts AND zombies? This is seriously supernatural.Welcome! On this episode of the podcast, we’re going to be talking about TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, a game developed by Free Radicals and and the third and final entry in the TimeSplitters franchise, a console FPS franchise that rode the wave of multiplayer shooters released on consoles durin…
 
Red Bull keeps being Red Bull in the lead-up to twisty, tricky Hungary. SHOW NOTES Racing was at one point an Olympic sport (sort of) Dieter Rencken’s argument for banning red-flag repairs Where each corner name at Silverstone comes from Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Follow us on Tw…
 
In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of games we've been digging recently, including New World, Psychonauts 2, Death’s Door, Cris Tales, and Overboard! Death’s Door is the big highlight. In his review, Marcus called it "an entertaining and engrossing action-adventure romp that you’d do well to enjoy before your tim…
 
We get plenty of mileage out of a contentious move and a brand new session in merry ol’ England. SHOW NOTES ALO had an eventful start in the Sprint Radio messages lobbying the race director Ever wondered if the camera helicopter upsets the cars? The findings and recommendations of The Hamilton Commission Support the show on Patreon and get all our …
 
On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we talk all the big releases of the week, including The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and ... well that's about it actually. But, it's still a full show! This week, we dedicated the entire episode towards celebrating one of our favorite gaming franchises. In addition to talking about the recent …
 
Formula 1 is messing with qualifying again, but this time it might be… interesting? Also: impressions of the new F1 video game, silly season revs up, and Rob reckons with Ferrari. SHOW NOTES Sprint Qualifying videos of varying utility from Formula 1 and Chain Bear Penalty point totals from Formula 1 and WTF1 Support the show on Patreon and get all …
 
Black Widow is now available in theaters and not only does it explore Natasha Romanoff's origins and offer fans a fresh look at her past, but it also sets the stage for what the future of the MCU looks like. How does Taskmasker stack up against how we know that character in the comics, where does Yelena go from here, when are we getting a Brady Bun…
 
I suppose there are people who engage more freely with the podcast, and I do prefer it.Welcome to NOCLIP Pocket! Today, we’re talking about Tacoma, the second game from Fullbright, and one that shares a bit in common with its predecessor, Gone Home. The game is a walking-sim type adventure game, set on a space station, with much of your interaction…
 
In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of games we've been digging recently, including Griftlands, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, Shape of the World, Oxenfree, and more. After talking about what we've been enjoying, we then spend a good part of the show talking about the games we're most excited to play for…
 
Austria deals us some close battles while COVID deals a blow to a similar-sounding country. SHOW NOTES Will Buxton’s thread about leaving room The battle for the final point Chain Bear on slipstream vs. dirty air Steiner gives MAZ a spinning top A lap around Igora Drive, the new site of the Russian GP Support the show on Patreon and get all our bon…
 
This podcast is new to me, but I am honored to be a part of it.Welcome back! Today we’re going to be talking about Outer Wilds, the space sim/adventure/exploration game that, for people who connect with it, is an absolute gem. In this game, you fly around from planet to planet, each of which is individually authored with a surprising number of thin…
 
On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of games we've been digging recently, including Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights, Wildermyth, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, and Lego Builder's Journey. Then we spend a good part of the show talking about the bes…
 
Styria stacks this episode with charges through the field, calendar changes, pit stop safety, and Rob’s enduring woe. SHOW NOTES BOT’s pit lane spin during Free Practice 2 caused some tattling to the stewards Race highlights, featuring turbulence around the 3:59 mark An aerial shot of Russia’s Igora Drive circuit, karting track in the foreground Il…
 
On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Mario Golf: Super Rush, Scarlet Nexus, Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights, Dead by Daylight, Storybook Brawl, and Mighty Goose. We close the show by interviewing Squad's head of production Nestor Gomez and Intercept Game's cr…
 
A good French GP? Tobacco-less tobacco? Kevin Magnussen having FUN? What will they think of next? SHOW NOTES Our next Patreon podcast subject is the animated short film Le Mans 1955 - Deadly Competition Hot leaks of a 2022 car mock-up RaceFans’ recap of MAG’s IndyCar debut MAG and GRO talkin’ ‘bout racin’ The old Austria track is slightly terrifyin…
 
The next race is France so we busy ourselves with sick boats, trophy clones, and quantum throttle pedals. IndyCar spoilers from 24:37 to 28:28 SHOW NOTES Our next Patreon podcast subject is the animated short film Le Mans 1955 - Deadly Competition A Rich Energy book is happening F1’s Beyond the Grid episodes with Paddy Lowe and Yuki Tsunoda IndyCar…
 
We interrupt your normally scheduled podcast to talk about anything and everything that happened during days three and four of E3 2021, which includes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, Mario Party Superstars, Metroid Dread, WarioWare: Get It Together, Shin Megami Tensei V, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, The Legend of Zel…
 
We interrupt your normally scheduled podcast to talk about anything and everything that happened during day two of E3 2021, which includes Starfield, Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl, Back 4 Blood, Battlefield 2042, The Outer Worlds 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origins, and much much more. Join Alex Stadnik, Blake Hes…
 
More damage to basic podcast enemy,Welcome back to NOCLIP Pocket! This week, we’re going to be talking about Nanotale: Typing Chronicles, an RPG that uses a (surprise) typing interface and the follow-up to Fishing Cactus’s previous game Epistory, which we talked about way back in 2017. This new game sees them iterating on the concepts that were sta…
 
We interrupt your normally scheduled podcast to talk about anything and everything that is happening during day one of E3 2021, which includes Rainbow 6 Extraction, Rocksmith+, Rider’s Republic, Rainbox Six Siege, Far Cry 6, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, and Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora. We also sneak a little talk about Elden Ring, Tiny Tina's W…
 
Welcome to one of the biggest GI Shows of the entire year! Nefarious ne'er do well Alex Stadnik has captured Ben Reeves and taken over as host for the week and is bringing the hype! First up, we introduce you to new hire John Carson to discuss his love of games and how he made his way to Game Informer. From there Liana Ruppert and Jay Guisao lose t…
 
The F1 track with a reputation for chaos did not disappoint this week, but some still rued mistakes, freak (?) failures, and dark, dark magic. SHOW NOTES Our next Patreon podcast subject is the animated short film Le Mans 1955 - Deadly Competition The late move at the finish that caused anger ALO doing what ALO does The Race’s explanation of Merced…
 
It's finally that special time of year again. E3 2021 is in the air and we can't wait to see what some of the biggest names in the video game industry have in store for their legions of fans. But one does not celebrate such an occasion with a casual 15-minute chat. We dedicated a whole special edition of The GI Show to give our clairvoyant predicti…
 
On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Mario Golf: Super Rush, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Biomutant, Resident Evil Village, and Knockout City. We're also joined by Fanbyte Media features editor Elise Favis (@elisefavis) and The Washington Post games reporter Gen…
 
We try not to jinx the Clash at the Castle by talking wind tunnels, the Indy 500, and who has the coolest wheel guns. Indy 500 spoilers from 18:56 to 29:26 SHOW NOTES A visual collection of every team’s wheel guns Mercedes explaining what happened in Monaco F1 drivers trying to name one F1 team per letter Indy 500: 30-minute highlight and a breakdo…
 
You got anymore dead podcasts back there?Welcome back to NOCLIP, and thank you for joining us for the conclusion of Mystery May! To round this month out, we’re going to be talking about one of the most prolific adventure games ever made, Grim Fandango. Grim is one of LucasArts’ adventure games from the heyday of the genre, and the studio’s experien…
 
On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Biomutant, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Knockout City, and Portal Reloaded. We close the show by interviewing Arkane Studios' game director Dinga Bakaba (@DBakaba) and art director Sébastien Mitton (@mitmitman) abou…
 
Low passing but high drama on Formula 1’s big day. SHOW NOTES Danny’s Patreon “Pack Walk” How a driveshaft hub works Wheel nut comparison between a normal one and the one from the race (thanks @douglasbonham!) RaceFans’ Monaco lap chart One driver’s post-race interview gets crashed by another Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episod…
 
I can play saxophone and record a podcast at the same time.Welcome back to NOCLIP Pocket! To continue our celebration of Mystery May, we're going to be discussing Hypnospace Outlaw. This game is a desktop simulator set in the late 90's and revolves around a parody of the early internet that users visit in their sleep... What? You expected us to pic…
 
On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Mass Effect Legendary Edition, The Ascent, Returnal, Aerial_Knight's Never Yield, and Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. We also recently announced that Psychonauts 2 is the latest game to grace the cover of Game Informer Mag…
 
The calendar and Red Bull’s rear wings are changing shape ahead of F1’s “crown jewel,” but we still find plenty to get excited about. IndyCar spoilers from 10:17 to 16:03 SHOW NOTES Grosjean’s recent Beyond The Grid episode IndyCar’s 30-minute edit of this weekend’s race and the post-race photo (spoilers) Article about MAZ’s experince with Haas His…
 
If you’re looking for rain, dead bodies and podcasts, you came to the right place.Welcome to Mystery May! This time we’re starting with an arguably pretty contentious (or at the very least pretentious) title in Heavy Rain, a game developed by Quantic Dream. Heavy Rain is essentially an adventure game that is loaded to the brim with quick time event…
 
On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Subnautica: Below Zero, Hundred Days, Yakuza 0, Resident Evil Village, Scarlet Nexus, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. At the end of the show we have an interview with Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland), the co-creator of shows li…
 
Your podcast’s name is NOCLIP? We’re going to need to come up with a better name.Welcome back to NOCLIP Pocket! This time, for our first episode of Mystery May, we’re going to be talking about Telling Lies. This game is a follow up to Sam Barlow’s previous game Her Story, and the two share a lot of the same DNA. Both are desktop simulations that se…
 
A strategy-heavy race leaves us pondering driver futures, Zak Brown’s salty bets, and the Teriyaki Boyz. Formula 3 spoilers from 38:23 to 39:03 SHOW NOTES One of the Formula 3 races this weekend was particularly nutty (spoilers) Robert Wickens driving a hand-controlled race car SAI explaining how the Ferrari steering wheel works (and here’s another…
 
Resident Evil Village is one of the biggest games of the year, and in many ways it doesn't disappoint, but it's not without its flaws either. Several Game Informer editors, including Dan Tack (@dantack), Blake Hester (@metallicaisrad), Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) all sit down to…
 
On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Resident Evil Village, the Famicom Detective Club games, Returnal, and Biomutant. Alex also squeezes in his book report on Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's Legendary CEO. It's a full show, but we make ti…
 
The races are coming fast and loose these days! Try not to slip on the tarmac or get BLOWN OFF THE DANG TRACK. IndyCar spoilers from 1:10:24 to 1:12:43 SHOW NOTES Sprint race details from PlanetF1 (article) and Chain Bear (video) David Coulthard and Michael Schumacher’s blue flag miscue RAI’s radio confusion in Bahrain Support the show on Patreon a…
 
Dwarven podcasts! Fine Dwarven Podcasts! Direct from Orzammar.Welcome back to the podcast! Today we're going to be taking another dive into the world of CRPGs, which of course means that Chad won't be joining us. Instead, Andy will be joined by special guests Daniel and Janelle to discuss BioWare's 2009 classic, Dragon Age: Origins. We'll be discus…
 
On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including New Pokémon Snap, Returnal, and Judgment. Sure that's not a long list of games, but they are pretty great games. Next, we take some time to reflect on the new Mortal Kombat film. Is it worth a watch? Listen and find out. It's a…
 
F1 is sprinting toward a new qualifying format, but will it result in delightful chaos or stop short of the finish line? Spoilers for Formula E from 17:23 to 27:48 and IndyCar from 36:25 to 40:39 SHOW NOTES Here’s a video game render of the Miami GP circuit Formula E commentators making a realization (spoilers!) Support the show on Patreon and get …
 
This podcast has great tunes and water balloons.Welcome back to NOCLIP Pocket, where we are making our way through every twee indie game that has made its way to the Switch, apparently. Seriously though, Donut County channels the gameplay energy of Katamari Damacy, or I guess Feeding Frenzy, through a much less chaotic, more relaxed style and into …
 
On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Resident Evil Village, Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139..., Oddworld: Soulstorm, MLB The Show 21, Before Your Eyes, and There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension. At the end of the show, we interview Greg Russo (@WriterRusso), the scre…
 
When it rains, it pours, especially when it comes to contentious moves, lewd gestures, and driving with your knees. SHOW NOTES Shift+F1 Discord user Novolin’s excellent edit of VER’s stricken car Some wild stuff is going on with AlphaTauri’s steering Support the show on Patreon and get all our bonus episodes! Email us at shiftf1podcast@gmail.com Fo…
 
I’ll say something really teary at the funeral, like “Welcome to NOCLIP!”Welcome to the podcast! This week, we’re going to be talking about Jak and Daxter, which has been on the list for quite some time. Jak was one of the first of the 3D platformers that defined the genre during the PS2 era, and like many of its contemporaries, is one of the games…
 
On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Supergiant Games' Greg Kasavin (@kasavin) joins us to talk about his work on games like Bastion, Transistor, Pyre, and Hades. Kasavin also shares his insight into how games are written and why making them is harder than it seems. Then we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, in…
 
We are FINALLY back to racing after having to hold ourselves over with regulation news, bees, and (admittedly sweet-looking) boats. SHOW NOTES VET explaining how bees work A check-in with RAI’s Instagram: race pics, Dudewithfamily, hashtag ad RAI doesn’t get paid to clap Remember to cross the finish line before you celebrate Formula E driver Oliver…
 
The podcast’s name is NOCLIP. Saying it’s name will anger it.Welcome back to NOCLIP Pocket. We’re a ways off from Halloween, but today, we’re going to be talking about Phasmophobia, with our regular guests Dan, Janelle and Steven. Phasmophobia is a cooperative ghost hunting game where you and (hopefully) your friends use a variety of tools to deter…
 
On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Outriders, Nier Replicant Ver.1.22474487139…, Lost Words: Beyond the Page, Oddworld: Soulstorm, Sea of Thieves, and Cozy Grove. We're also joined by Andrew Borman (@Borman18) from the Strong Museum of Play who talks about the i…
 
We fill time before the next F1 race with some check ins from the Extreme worlds of electric off-roading, Formula 2, and SWORDS. (Formula 2 spoilers from 48:55 to 50:02) SHOW NOTES Extreme E’s YouTube archives of this weekend’s broadcasts (VPN required in the US) and the Shootout semi-final. Highlights: Qualifying day, Race day. An introduction to …
 
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