The Free Cheese

Marc bought a PlayStation 4 and Kyle teaches us things we never asked to learn.

This week, Joe and Kyle are playing through Pokémon to complete their respective Pokédexes. Kyle just ran through the Delta Episode for his second time while Joe struggles to hatch the Unown.

Marc played a lot of Overwatch because he doesn't have Rock Band (or Bloodborne) yet, but also found a lot of joy in the challenge and gameplay of Furi.

We welcome the return of Lightning Round with five rapid-fire questions that leave us confused and laughing. Then, Kyle shows us a picture of the Pokémon timeline and we try to make sense of it all.

Finally, we heard about some NX possibilities and we don't really know how to break them apart...

Direct download: The_Free_Cheese_Episode_155.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:52am EST

This week, we realize how often we say the word Pokémon in an hour and a half. 

Marc strips out the color of his world and plays a weird, Western version of Hotline Miami in 12 is Better 6. He also uses horses to play solitaire somehow...

Kyle is facing the Elite Four and trespassing charges (Kyle found the one guy not playing Pokémon GO).

Joe gets weird to the beat in Rhythm Heaven Megamix and details the key to the perfect lasagna.

We talk about Animal Crossing: New Leaf getting updated after four years, NX rumors, and teeny, tiny HD NES consoles coming this November.

Direct download: The_Free_Cheese_Episode_154.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:07am EST

Pokémon GO is finally here and it is the only thing that we can talk about! At least in the second half of our episode.

This week, Joe, Marc, and Kyle talk about weird neighbors, bleeding ankles, and weird monsters that are crawling in the streets. We decided to save the Pokémon GO conversation until the second half of the show, and spent the first half discussing the other games we've been playing and some of the other topics that have piqued our interest this week.

Joe gave A Boy and His Blob another chance and fell in love with the puzzle platformer and its unique sense of charm and adventure. He also spent a little bit of time realizing that he doesn't know BASIC and should've researched a little bit more.

There's a Kirby Café opening up next month and we wonder what other Nintendo properties will become public venues. We also discuss the potential of Final Fantasy XIII coming to current consoles and the new features shown off for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, and the super rad new Pokémon. 

Direct download: The_Free_Cheese_Episode_153.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:59am EST

Marc goes on a boat while Joe goes on a tangent.

On this week's episode, Marc finally gets into the head of Psychonauts and bounces his way to the beat in Crypt of the Necrodancer.

We discuss the logistics of crowdfunding games and how game financing has changed how developers are creating what we play.

Joe tries to make sense of A Boy and His Blob but instead joins Marc in Shovel Knight co-op and the Plague of Shadows expansion.

Pokémon GO launches in the middle of our recording but we are unable to log in, so instead we talk about what we've been reading about in a new segment called "Show and Tell."

Listen to us recant the thrilling Q&A section of Nintendo's Annual Shareholder's Meeting as well as what felt like the spiritual successor to Iwata Asks in the form of a chat session about Miitomo from two longtime Nintendo collaborators. 

Direct download: The_Free_Cheese_Episode_152.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:09am EST

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