The Free Cheese

This week on The Free Cheese Podcast:

Joe and Marc sit down to talk about Shovel Knight and why it is one of the greatest games of the year. We talk about playing Super Smash Bros. for Wii UBatman: Arkham OriginsPayday 2, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker among other things. Then we share our favorite gaming moments involving Christmas, and tease a bit of what is to come for next week's Game of the Year podcast. 
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:55pm EST

This week on The Free Cheese Podcast:

We celebrate our 100th episode of the podcast. Joe, Kyle, Sandeep, and Ako sit down to talk about our favorite memories from the podcast since our first episode. We discuss our impressions and feelings about the Video Game Awards that happened in Las Vegas the previous weekend, and what excites us coming out of that show. After Kyle heads out, we continue sharing more memories of the podcast and general friendship together. 
We follow up our Video Game Awards discussion by talking about the PlayStation Experience, also held in Las Vegas the previous weekend and share our thoughts about all of the announcements made there. We loved seeing Uncharted 4 running in real-time, as well as hearing that our friends at Yacht Club Games are bringing Shovel Knight to PlayStation platforms. 
We continue with even more memories and favorite moments, including Rage Against the Machine and Dragula, and then follow up with what we've been playing. Sandeep has been toying with BioShock on iOS, as well as a strange point-and-click game called The Cat Lady. He's also trying to overcome the sadness of not obtaining one of the beautiful 20th anniversary PlayStation 4 consoles.  Ako has completely fallen in love with his Wii U, spending a lot of time with Bayonetta Bayonetta 2, as well as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and the obligatory Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Joe has been revisiting his favorite game of the year for this month's cover story, and has been enjoying OlliOlliHohokumVelocity 2X, and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. Additionally, he's spent time trying to learn how to love Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
Thank you if you have ever listened to this show, or told someone about the show, or told someone about the website, or have been involved with us in any way. You are the reason we exist and we love you for it. Thank you.
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

This week on The Free Cheese Podcast:

We celebrate our 100th episode of the podcast. Joe, Kyle, Sandeep, and Ako sit down to talk about our favorite memories from the podcast since our first episode. We discuss our impressions and feelings about the Video Game Awards that happened in Las Vegas the previous weekend, and what excites us coming out of that show. After Kyle heads out, we continue sharing more memories of the podcast and general friendship together. 
We follow up our Video Game Awards discussion by talking about the PlayStation Experience, also held in Las Vegas the previous weekend and share our thoughts about all of the announcements made there. We loved seeing Uncharted 4 running in real-time, as well as hearing that our friends at Yacht Club Games are bringing Shovel Knight to PlayStation platforms. 
We continue with even more memories and favorite moments, including Rage Against the Machine and Dragula, and then follow up with what we've been playing. Sandeep has been toying with BioShock on iOS, as well as a strange point-and-click game called The Cat Lady. He's also trying to overcome the sadness of not obtaining one of the beautiful 20th anniversary PlayStation 4 consoles.  Ako has completely fallen in love with his Wii U, spending a lot of time with Bayonetta Bayonetta 2, as well as Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and the obligatory Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Joe has been revisiting his favorite game of the year for this month's cover story, and has been enjoying OlliOlliHohokumVelocity 2X, and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze. Additionally, he's spent time trying to learn how to love Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
Thank you if you have ever listened to this show, or told someone about the show, or told someone about the website, or have been involved with us in any way. You are the reason we exist and we love you for it. Thank you.
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:49pm EST

This week on The Free Cheese Podcast:

Join Joe, Marc, and Kyle as they discuss their latest adventures in video gaming. Kyle just bought a PS4 and is utilizing the brand new system to play year-old games, while testing the grounds in Minecraft to see what it's all about. Marc dove into a SEGA Humble Bundle sale and has been experiencing the joy of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed in all of its nostalgia glory. He also has been checking out Sonic Generations for the first time, as well as Arkham Origins as he starts his playthrough of the entire trilogy in chronological order. Joe tried out Never Alone for the PS4 and finds it quite charming and beautiful, while he struggles to get through the opening grind of Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
We're briefly interrupted by a potential death of a neighbor and some commotion outside of the recording space, but we return from our break to share out favorite PlayStation memories to celebrate 20 years of PlayStation. We share some of our favorite games and favorite times spent with the little gray box, then we field Twitter for some of our friend's favorite memories of the console. There is a lot of discussion surrounding the joy that came from a demo disc. 
We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to visit thefreecheese.com for more of our stuff!
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm EST

This week on The Free Cheese Podcast:

Join Joe, Kyle, Tyler, and for the first time in a few months Chris & Dave to talk about video games. Kyle has been antagonizing children in GTA Online once again. Chris has been spending the little free time that he has by exploring the world of Dragon Age: Inquisition. Dave is still grinding away in Destiny and joining Chris in Dragon Age. Tyler has been exploring PC games made in Unity in order to better teach Unity to his students. Joe tried out WWE 2K15 with Kyle to make some of his favorite people come to life and wrestle. 
Everyone has been spending some time with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and it's safe to say that we all love it. We each talk a bit about the transition from the 3DS to the Wii U, as well as our favorite stages and characters to play. 
After the break, we discuss what we would be asking Santa for this Christmas if we were small children. We run through a lot of our most wanted video game stuff for this holiday season, as well as some of the weirder ideas that we can think of. 
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:19am EST

This week on FourPlay:

Joe and Marc sit down to talk about video games. Marc talks about Counter-Strike ripoffs, the mundanity that is The Legend of Korra, and the insane deployability of The Binding of Isaac. Joe begins his first journey through Chrono Trigger, and tries out (and LOVES) the new Mario Kart 8 DLC. Together, we both play a bit of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS in order to prepare for the Wii U release this Friday. 
 
After the break, we talk about the tenth anniversary of the Nintendo DS. We share stories of our own personal journeys with the system, some history of the console, and where we see the console headed in the future. 
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:10pm EST

This week on FourPlay:

Marc picks up the DualShock 4 to try out the port of Hotline Miami and gets excited for the sequel. Additionally, he dove into the latest creation from Edmund McMillen in the form of The Binding of Isaac Rebirth. Dan continues his time with Super Smash Bros. for 3DS as well as Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, but he joins Kyle in Grand Theft Auto Online to torment and aggravate children younger than half of his age. Joe finds time to squeeze in some gaming time in the form of Threes and Monument Valley on his phone, while dipping a bit into Mario Kart 8 in preparation for the new DLC release.
 
After the break, we discuss this month's cover story and we share our favorite RPGs of all time. We also announce this month's pick for our Game Club, and we'll be playing Chrono Trigger all month long.
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:47pm EST

This week on FourPlay:

Dan discovers the fine line between Borderlands and Borderlands 2 that is Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Marc excites us all with a gorgeous pop culture filled beat 'em up called Devil's Dare. Kyle torments children in GTA Online. Tyler misses Halloween in Animal Crossing: New Leaf because he was busy playing Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, and Joe struggles to enjoy Nintendo Land
 
We announce our cover story for the month of November, the month of the RPG. Then we discuss our favorite moments from today's Nintendo Direct presentation and argue over the pronunciation of amiibo.

 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:36pm EST

This week on FourPlay: 

Dan plays Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and loves it just as much as he did before he played it. He becomes obsessed with Ice, and he still needs to unlock the rest of the roster in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

Kyle revisits GTA V Online one year later only to discover that everyone is a mean and horrible person, so he finds solace in the NES classic Castlevania because digital torture is more bearable than emotional pain. He also decides on a tattoo to get put permanently on his body in the worst place imaginable.

Joe finishes EarthBound and it changes his view on life forever. The way that the game reaches its resolution and the way that the story was told has set the new standard for him in storytelling, but he'll never convince anyone because they're more interested in the sounds of farts. 

Finally, we discuss the recent Nintendo Direct that focused on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and our favorite highlights from the presentation, ultimately leading us to discuss who would make great additions to the roster outside of our previous wishes.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:23pm EST

This week Joe & Marc are joined by Tyler to talk about Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and how this game just keeps getting better and better. Then, we talk about the demise of survival horror and what truly defines that genre (and why we aren't scared of anything anymore. Finally, we talk about Tyler's first experience with EarthBound and sing a lot of Yoshi songs. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

FourPlay Episode 42: We Cover It

In this week's episode, we hear from Marc about his final thoughts on Super Smash Bros. for 3DS just before his review is published, Dan begins his journey into Dracula's Castle in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for our monthly Game Club, while Kyle is still trying to figure out his way to the top of the castle in the original Castlevania and watching his Marill die in Pokemon Emerald. Finally, Joe isn't scared of The Evil Within but he hopes to be soon enough.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:25pm EST

FourPlay Episode 41: Collector's Edition

Sometimes we say that "This is our best episode ever," but I think that seriously, this might be our best episode ever. Ever.

We begin the show by detailing what we've been playing and a lot of it is Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. We share some impressions on the game including our favorite characters and we ask why Kyle hasn't bought it yet. We learn a bit about Kyle's experiences with starting a town in Animal Crossing: New Leaf from scratch and what it's like to revisit the Game Boy Advance so long after its initial release. Joe returns to Earthbound after a little break and realizes how beautiful the game is within its smallest details.

The bulk of this week's show revolves around the question of the week, where we each take a turn sharing our most wanted "Collector's Edition" that would include the history of a game franchise compiled into one compilation. We go through painstaking detail to include what physical items would come with the set, how the games should be formatted, and just what we would spend on each one.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:08am EST

This week on FourPlay Marc, Joe and Dan talk about Hyrule Warriors and how it compares to Dynasty Warriors. We discuss a little about Animal Crossing and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. Dan likes Destiny a whole lot more, and Borderlands for PS Vita a whole lot less. Joe got fed up watching Kyle struggle in Castlevania that he had to play through the game himself to remember that it isn't that difficult. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:04pm EST

FourPlay Episode 39: The Game Fart Episode 1?

When the normal gang is unable to make it to the podcast, Joe and Dan take it back to their roots to talk about what they've been playing since last week. Dan's continued stay in the world of Destiny leads him to play some more Borderlands 2, but he also spends some time methodically playing The Wolf Among Us. Joe gives up on Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance to dive into Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, and he gives you his weekly Animal Crossing: New Leaf update.

They also discuss what they're looking for in the new Super Smash Bros. and why the Wii U has become a must own system. 

Enjoy this walk back in time with The Free Cheese's original duo.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

FourPlay Episode 38: The Grilled Cheese Arcade Buffet is Our Destiny!

This week on FourPlay, we dive right in and talk about the problems that lie within Bungie's Destiny, but why Dan and Dave are still keen on playing the game. We share our thoughts and experiences with the Super Smash Bros. demo for 3DS, and we give our answers to the question of the week surrounding HD remakes for Nintendo games. 

 

We also fire off some lightning round questions and present a new business idea for a grilled cheese buffet and arcade combo. If you like video games and nonsense, you should give this episode your attention.

 

Direct download: FourPlay_Episode_38.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:48am EST

FourPlay Episode 37: Reductionist... Reductionary... Reductive!

During another thrilling episode of FourPlay, you can hear us discuss Velocity 2X, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, The Walking Dead, and The Last of Us. We also take a moment to reflect on the 15th anniversary of the Sega Dreamcast, leading us to discuss gaming's odd console endeavors and underdogs. 

Join Joe Dix, Marc Augustyniak, Tyler Block, and Kyle Muehlberger as they yell over dogs, discover the English language, and communicate through the sounds of the Mudokon. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:03am EST

FourPlay Episode 36: Miyamoto Says

This week on the show, Joe and Marc reconvene to discuss the difference between childhood and adulthood gaming, taking into consideration the advent of the internet to spoil everything before its release, as well as the availability of information and of games. 

Marc shares his experience with a game called Contagion, the successor to Zombie Panic Source. He also reminds Joe that Halloween in Animal Crossing is on its way, but not before sharing his experience with P.T.

Joe immediately fell back into Mario Kart 8 after the new DLC announcements, and holding the Wii U GamePad led him to explore the challenge modes in Pikmin 3. 

Both Marc and Joe close the book on what was Metroid II: Return of Samus, and they share their thoughts on the future of Nintendo and the new 3DS.

We also ask the question of the week: What would you name the next Nintendo home console?

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:54am EST

This is where Marc, Kyle, and Joe gather to discuss what has been going on with each of their lives and which states they have been traveling to. We also discuss Marc's continuing journey through the history of The Legend of Zelda, Kyle's reemergence into The Last of Us, and Joe's discovery of "Castle B" in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance.

Then, the trio discusses Konami's P.T., or "Playable Teaser." We cover everything from what the demo is to what it does well and where it could use some tweaking. Finally, discussion turns to survival horror as a whole and what defines "scary." We share personal horror stories and creepy happenings in our lives, before ultimately deciding that nothing is scary. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

FourPlay Episode 34: Game Boy Memories

This week on FourPlay, Marc goes for the second quest in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Dan gets bored in Puppeteer, Tyler tries to find the heart in Valiant Hearts, and Joe tries to memorize combos as he falls back in love with Injustice: Gods Among Us. 

Everyone laments the experience of Metroid II: Return of Samus but find solace in exploring what could come of a Lord of the Rings fighting game. 

Finally, everyone shares their Game Boy memories and Tyler is asked to climb in the back of Ako's dad's van. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:36pm EST

FourPlay Episode 33: Listen to Our Podcast Because I Don't Know!

This week, Dan explores the Game Boy Advance library and relearns how to play Advance Wars 2. Chris plays a lot of Rogue Legacy, or "the Dark Souls of Vita games." Dave joins Kyle and Joe to discover Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know! via PlayStation Now.

Topic of the week leads into discussion about the recent string of HD remakes or "Definitive" editions of games. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:13am EST

FourPlay Episode 32: It's So Good

This week on FourPlay, Marc plays Smash Flash, Dave journeys into Dark Souls II again, Kyle continues to Nuzlocke, and Joe falls back in love with The Last of Us- now on PS4. 

Then, a ten question lightning round ensues that stretches the history of gaming.

The topic of the week was based on our cover story this week "...And We Never Heard From Them Again," so we talked about the loss of local multiplayer. 

Finally, we give a sneak peek into the first monthly game club and talked about the addition of forums to the website. Sign up today!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:20pm EST

FourPlay Episode 31: Rad, Rad, Rad

This week on FourPlay we wish our good friend Ako a super rad birthday. Dave tries to get better at Mario Kart 8 while drifting through Drifter. Marc feels inspired by our recent string of articles to go revisit Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Battletoads. Chris dies in Dark Souls II's new DLC and revives himself inside of Divinity: Original Sin. Kyle slowly falls in love with Samus Aran and then discovers Steam. Dan continues exploring the beauty that is Final Fantasy X in HD amidst his mansion exploring as Mario's younger brother. Joe tests out his new Game Boy Micro and then tries out Oddworld to see just how New 'n' Tasty it is. Finally, everyone talks about the future of The Legend of Zelda and the history of the console wars.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

FourPlay Episode 30: Super Smash Bros.

This week on FourPlay, we discuss our recent trip to the arcade amidst a week's worth of playing games. Then, we spend the rest of the episode talking about Super Smash Bros. and why we are excited for the new games, who we want to see added to the roster, and so much more. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:48pm EST

FourPlay Episode 29: Andy Hull & More Shovel Knight

This week on FourPlay: Dave continues his adventures in Skyrim with the first set of DLC, Chris and Joe argue about Shovel Knight's difficulty, and Kyle feels indifferent toward Sly Cooper 4. Chris plays a little BlazBlue to keep his sanity and Joe tries out Insomniac's free-to-play iOS game Outernauts. 

Kyle, Dan, and Joe talk to Andy Hull about programming Spelunky, moving to Baltimore, and his next project.

Finally, Joe, Dave, and Chris discuss some new features for the website while Kyle plays Shovel Knight live.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:45pm EST

FourPlay Episode 28: Shovel Knight on Mars

There is a lot crammed into this week's show. Marc gets addicted to the Pokémon online card game, Chris and Joe fall in absolute love with Yacht Club Games' Shovel Knight, and Kyle and Joe talk about their trip to Mohawk Games to try out their debut title: Offworld Trading Company. 

There's a new segment introduced called "What's In Daddy's Mouth?" and everyone is sorry about that, but you can join in on the fun!

Finally, there is discussion about the best games of the year so far and what the crew thinks will be the best games by the end of the year, along with favorites from each member.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:30pm EST

FourPlay Episode 27: Yelling & Offending Everyone

This week Joe teases his time with Yacht Club Games and their debut title Shovel Knight. Everyone except Dan shares fond memories of Animal Crossing: New Leaf and attempted murder of villagers. Dan tries to stay alive in Don't Starve and learns to love Transistor. Chris and Dave fight each other and then team up in Donkey Kong. Chris doesn't play Pikmin 3 but Dave beats Skyrim, then Kyle beats Dave for ruining the ending. Marc and Dave played Monaco after Marc played Tiny & Big and Delver. Finally, Joe marvels at the new Resogun updates, plays another Metroid game and everyone talks about SUPER MARIO TWINS, that classic game series. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:04pm EST

FourPlay Episode 26: New Website & E3 Aftermath

We have totally redesigned thefreecheesedotcom and that means the podcast is getting a makeover as well. Starting with this episode, we are ditching the news segment and adding some new features. We will start every episode with a conversation about what we have been playing, answer some lightning round questions, then wrap up with a topic of the week. This week we discussed our overall feelings and reactions to E3 2014 and we each named our favorite game from the show. We also talked about the Destiny Alpha, Ultra Street Fighter IV, hands on impressions from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS, and a lot more. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:44pm EST

FourPlay Nintendo E3 Reactions

FourPlay gathers to discuss Nintendo's Digital Event at E3 2014. We forget about the fact that Metroid didn't get announced but we are elated over the announcement of Zelda for Wii U, Mario Maker, Yoshi's Woolly World, and the upcoming amiibo figurines. We go over everything that Nintendo talked about and showed off, and decide whether or not Nintendo won E3 (they did, no matter what anyone says...).

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:57pm EST

FourPlay E3 Day 2

FourPlay tries to recover from Day 1 of E3 and discusses what they expect out of Nintendo's Digital Event.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

FourPlay Sony E3 Reactions

FourPlay gathers to discuss the PlayStation E3 2014 press conference. We get excited for Batman: Arkham Knight, The Order: 1886, Uncharted 4: A Theif's End, and the Vita TV but we wonder where some of the other games were and why Brian Michael Bendis was on stage for so long. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:17am EST

FourPlay Ubisoft E3 Reactions

FourPlay reacts to what Ubisoft had to show during their E3 2014 press conference, including Far Cry 4, The Crew, Valiant Hearts, The Division, and Rainbow Six Siege. Not all was well however, as there was not so much as a peep about Tetris Ultimate...

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

FourPlay reacts to EA's E3 2014 press conference with a lot of disappointment after nothing new was really shown off. NHL 15 looks dope though... right?

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:21pm EST

FourPlay Microsoft E3 Reactions

FourPlay reacts to Microsoft's E3 2014 press conference where Microsoft unveiled Crackdown, Forza Horizon 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and more. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:04pm EST

FourPlay E3 Pre-Show

The members of FourPlay podcast gather to discuss their thoughts going into E3 just before the first press conference kicks off. They talk about what they expect and what they are excited for throughout the day.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:22pm EST

FourPlay Episode 25: Pre-E3 Announcements and Predictions

This week on FourPlay Joe is joined by Dan, Kyle, Chris, and Dave to discuss their favorite memories from E3 since they have been watching it. Next, they discuss what they are excited to see out of E3 2014 and their most anticipated games. Finally, they each lay out five predictions for what they hope might happen during the show.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:56am EST

FourPlay Episode 24: Rub Your Watch_Dogs on My Wolfenstein

This week on FourPlay, join Joe, Chris, Kyle, and Dan as they discuss E3 leaks, Pokemon, Watch_Dogs, Lego Batman 3, and the new Mortal Kombat. They discuss more delays into 2015, NFC figurines for Smash Bros. Wii U, and E3 coming to a theater near you. Finally, they each talk what they've been playing from Borderlands 2 to Pokemon to Earthbound to Wolfenstein. Also, each member discusses their favorite game that never got a sequel.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:08pm EST

FourPlay Episode 23: Is PS4 Winning?

This week in video games: Joe, Dan, Dave, and Chris gather to discuss Far Cry 4, The Division, 3DS' disappearance, and Halo 5. We discuss just why Sony has been so successful with the PS4 and why Nintendo and Microsoft aren't where they used to be, then we hear Chris' thoughts on last week's question of the week. We close the show by discussing what we've been playing: Bound by Flame, Borderlands 2, Pokemon Fire Red, Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze and more. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:28pm EST

FourPlay Episode 22: Fixing Nintendo and Trophies

This week Joe, Dave, Dan, and Kyle get together to share their ideas on how exactly Nintendo can save the Wii U and how developers can better implement trophy and achievement systems into their games. But first we talk about the Kinectless Xbox One, the future of Square Enix, and Nintendo's Skylanders game. We wrap up the show with a quick briefing on what we have been playing and ask you a question for next week.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:03pm EST

FourPlay Episode 21: Pokemon and Remakes

This week on FourPlay- Joe, Chris, Kyle and Tyler hang out to discuss Project BEAST, Amplitude on PS4, Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire remakes, and more. We discuss why we play games, and answer the question: "What game would you like to see remade and by which developer would you like it to be remade by?" We then share what we've been playing from Blek to Hotline Miami to MLB '14: The Show to Super Metroid and SportsFriends. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

FourPlay Episode 20: The PS4 Has So Many Games

After skipping a week, Joe, Dave, and Chris have way too much to talk about. We cover everything about Mario Kart 8, Nintendo's E3 plans, Alien: Isolation, PS4 Firmware 1.70, #DRIVECLUB, and Injustice 2 rumors. Then we go over what you should buy on the Golden Week Sale, and rave about all of the new games that are coming to PS4 within the next year. We discuss what we've been playing: Chris' Bizarre Adventures in Conception II, Dave's co-op Towerfall nightmares combined with Skyrim, and Joe falls back in love with his Vita just in time for the month of Vita. We close out the show with our answers to the Question of the Week: "Should Nintendo Buy Megaman?" and we ask you a new question for next week.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:15pm EST

This week marks the 20th episode of FourPlay since we've started! Guess what? We forgot to record it because we had too much fun livestreaming PS4 games and eating pizza. Instead, please enjoy a throwback episode to Dave's old show "Casters of the Universe," where he and Chris chat with Joe about Bioshock: Infinite, The Last of Us, Soviet Literature, boy piercing, and so much more. Also included: the early stages of our conversations about thefreecheesedotcom where Joe talked about his future plans that would eventually become the website that we all work on now! We'll be back next week with a regular FourPlay, but until then enjoy this throwback show and get excited for whatever Dave has coming next...

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:57am EST

FourPlay Episode 19: Kiss From A Rose

In a rather hurried and shorter episode this week, Joe, Chris, Dave, Kyle, and special guest Tyler get together to discuss Tomadochi Life, Final Fantasy XIV, the excavation of a gaming myth, and Shaq impressions. Then we discuss last week's question of the week, and share our memories of misplaced nostalgia. We close out the show with what we've been playing from Conception II, Pokemon Ruby, Gran Turismo 6, Steamworld Dig, and more!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

This week Joe, Dave, Chris, Kyle, and Dan discuss Amy Hennig working on Star Wars, Adam Sessler, and new Mario games. We go over our reactions to everything Smash Bros. from this week's Nintendo Direct, and then a listener writes in to hear our thoughts on a certain Street Fighter II theme...

We cover what we've played from Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Pt. 2 to Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed to Dark Souls II, Mercenary Kings, Luftrausers and Olli Olli. Dan poses the question "What about your favorite game makes it your favorite game?" Kyle gets lucky in a race car bed, and we ask you a new question for next week.

Oh what a great show we had this week, please enjoy!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:02pm EST

FourPlay Episode 17: April Fools at Brown's Daycare

The entire FourPlay cast is here to talk about Phil Spencer running Xbox, Oddworld definitely having a home on the Wii U, the Amazon non-console-console box, changing your PSN username, and updates to inFamous Second Son. We also give you the week's new releases, answer last week's question of the week, and then discuss what we've all been playing- including Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Pt. 2, Dark Souls II, inFamous Second Son, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Luftrausers!

Direct download: FourPlay_Episode_17.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

inFamous: Second Son was released on March 21, 2014 for the PS4. With two weeks behind us, we've finished the game and wanted to sit down and talk about it. Joe is joined by FourPlay regular Chris and guests Tyler Gibson and Joseph Bulls to discuss everything they loved and loved not so much about Sucker Punch's latest entry in the inFamous series. Seriously, where is Cole? 

Direct download: Infamous_Second_Son_Spoilercast.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:24pm EST

FourPlay Episode 16: Amazing Spider-Man 2 FULL MOVIE HD LEAK

This week Joe, Dan and Sandeep gather around and wait for Dave to arrive while they discuss Koji Igarashi making Metroid, PS4 firmware updates, Unity on Wii U, and Far Cry 4. We answer last week's question of the week and then talk a lot about South Park: The Stick of Truth, inFamous: Second Son, Sandeep's Book Club, and then Dan sells us all a copy of Little Inferno! Will Dave ever show up? Tune in to find out! Thanks Dave!

Direct download: FourPlay_Episode_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:14pm EST

FourPlay Episode 15: Bible RPG

This week on FourPlay Joe, Chris, Kyle, and Dave discuss Watch_Dogs alleged gameplay time, another Microsoft employee leaving, Sony's new Virtual Reality headset, and Koji Igarashi's departure from Konami. Then we discuss our answers from the question of the week two weeks ago and what we've been playing including Dark Souls II, Wind Waker HD, and of course South Park: The Stick of Truth.

Direct download: FourPlay_Episode_15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:47pm EST

FourPlay Episode 14: Mostly South Park: The Stick of Truth...Mostly...

This week on FourPlay, Joe and Kyle run through the news, discussing The Last of Us movie, Jack Tretton leaving Playstation, Guacamelee coming to new consoles, Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition, and more. After a quick run through of this week's new releases, Dan joins to discuss Titanfall, Loadout, Tomb Raider, Pikmin 3, and of course South Park: The Stick of Truth

Direct download: FourPlay_Episode_14.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:52pm EST

FourPlay Episode 13: Batman The Stick of Arkham

After somewhat of a forced hiatus Joe, Kyle, Dave, and Chris are back to discuss the PS4 sales numbers, Twitch Plays Pokemon, the Xbox One March update, and the announcement of Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight. In a roundtable "what we've been playing," Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Outlast, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Batman: Arkham Origins, The Last of Us: Left Behind, and South Park: The Stick of Truth are discussed. 

Welcome back!

Direct download: FourPlay_Episode_13.1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

The videogame podcast for the week of 01/27/14.

Direct download: FourPlay_Episode_13.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

After a snowstorm disrupted the normal recording time, Joe finally sits down with Kyle and two special guests, Sandeep and Joseph, to discuss Nintendo's financial turnaround, new Tetris, HBO Go, and the Amazing Spider-Man 2 The Video Game. We put Kyle's predictions on hold and instead take another look at previous predictions to champion or damn them. Finally, we close out with what we have been playing and what we are looking forward to in the coming months. 

Direct download: FourPlay_Episode_11.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

After some breaking news in the comic book world, Joe and Kyle decide that they need to dedicate a mini-episode to talking Peter Parker's return, Wally West's debut in the New 52, the delay of Superman/Batman and more. Please enjoy this weird two-man show that focuses on the comic book stories from the week.

Direct download: FourPlay_Comics_Special.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:48pm EST

This week on FourPlay: Joe, Dan, Chris, Dave and Nostragamus himself- Ako, discuss an all digital Vita, Playstation NOW, Grindr, 3DS lifetime sales, and the new releases for the week. We close out the show with our annual predictions, and one by one we each take a guess at what 2014 in gaming will look like. 

Direct download: FourPlay_Episode_10.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:49pm EST

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