The landmark 300th episode was recorded two weeks ago, but the audio was absolutely terrible, with over a half-an-hour having to be excised. It's a pity, because it featured both Videogame Roundtable originals Paul Nowak and Jordan Lund guest-hosting for a massive (for this podcast) five-man crew.

To make up for it, Jonah and T.J. recorded a half-hour discussion of upcoming games that they might check out at E3.

There won't be a podcast for another 3 weeks, until E3 is over, so for now. Enjoy the podcast, and sorry for the middle hour -- the audio cleans up in the last part.

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This episode continues to have some audio issues thanks to Jonah leaving his expensive headset back in Los Angeles, forcing him to use his iPad once again as a mic. However, this week's episode is chock full of game goodness. This week's episode includes the following news items:

  • Dragon Quest XI battle system further detailed
  • Overwatch has earned Activision Blizzard over $1 billion in less than a year
  • Steam changes cross-country gifting and gift trading
  • DOTA 2 is getting a co-op campaign with a story

Let us know what you think.

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This week's episode is raw and unedited, since Jonah's laptop got fried. However, despite the audio issues and being posted via cell phone, the gang got off a pretty good show.

This week's news includes:

  • Overwatch pro ends career with stream of racial slurs
  • Don't expect Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy 7 remake until at least 2018
  • DOTA 2 will soon require competitors to cough up their phone number
  • Report: PlayStation VR bundle will come with required camera and one Move controller

The Question of the Week: "What kind of VR game would you want to play?"

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Since the podcast recording last Wednesday had audio issues and the news was, frankly, boring, the crew decided to record a new 297th episode on Easter Sunday, after some more interesting stuff was announced near the end of the week. That, and Scott expresses his enthusiasm for Thimbleweed Park, the spiritual successor to Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle, using a SCUMM-like interface. This week's news items include:

  • Diving into Project Scorpio’s backwards compatibility, 4K, VR, and 1080p support
  • Nintendo discontinues the NES Classic Edition
  • It looks like Star Wars: Battlefront II will ditch the Season Pass

All that and some Listener Feedback.

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This week's episode has nothing to do with April Fool's Day, since that was a week ago. There's nothing surprising about the crew this time around, though Jonah does finally give his final (?) thoughts on Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Zelda keeps getting heavy praise. The Persona 5 news item alone spurred a ton of debate. This week's episode includes the following news:

  • Twitch and YouTube streamers slam Persona 5's video policy
  • Total War: Warhammer 2 announced with a new trailer
  • Valve only wants to sell you good games
  • Nintendo might have accidentally revealed that Pokemon is coming to the Switch

Let us know what you think of the heated discussions in the episode.

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Jonah discusses his renewed views of Mass Effect: Andromeda after his long, long rant last week. It fits in with the theme of nerd rage in the news items, as well as some new games coming out. TJ and Scott talk about the games they've been enjoying in the past week as well, as the latter is burning through Pillars of Eternity so he can play Torment: Tides of Numenera and the eventual Pillars of Eternity II. This week's news includes:

  • Planescape: Torment 4K remaster comes out April 11
  • First Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer dated for April
  • World of Warcraft has changed how enemies scale, and players are very angry
  • Destiny 2 officially announced, teasing the fall of The Last City

Let us know what you think.

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This week's episode, which has been posted a little late due to life interruptions, has Jonah ranting about Mass Effect Andromeda, which T.J. and Scott pine for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind. This week's news includes:

  • Report: JoyCon wireless issues caused by "manufacturing variation"
  • There is a way to transfer Switch save data, Nintendo just doesn’t want you to know
  • Alexander the Great will lead Macedon in Civilization 6

Let us know what you think.

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Jonah Falcon is finally back from PAX East 2017, and related his experiences at the convention. Somehow, T.J.'s musings on Dune and the origins of Mini-Me come up during the discussion. Among the games discussed are Snake Pass, Earthfall, Dauntless, and Yonder. There's also some news discussed:

  • Payday owner Starbreeze to publish System Shock 3
  • Switch stock and sellouts could be a problem for Nintendo

Let us know what you think and post in the comments!

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So, thanks to an untimely computer breakdown, last week's episode could not be run in a timely manner. So, this double-length episode features an off-the-cuff discussion of videogames with no notes, with last week's episode tacked on. There's not much editing in the episode, due to the fact Jonah has to rush off to Boston to attend PAX East over the weekend. Last week's "news" includes:

  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War leaked then announced
  • Microsoft announces Netflix-style gaming for the Xbox One
  • Videogame industry lobbying to maintain "repair monopoly"
  • Microsoft plans to bring mixed reality to the Xbox in 2018

All this and some Listener Feedback

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This week's episode features a report by Jonah Falcon from Toy Fair NY, raving about the co-op board gane version of Dark Souls. T.J. continues to rave about Nioh and Scott texted while the podcast was going on, but you'll have to wait for an outtakes episode to hear that story. This week's news includes:

  • Square Enix may have accidentally announced NieR: Automata's PC release date
  • Ed Boon would entertain the possibility of Street Fighter/Mortal Kombat crossover
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I and II too big for Switch drive

Let us know what you think.

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