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This week on The Free Cheese, I found this in the backyard, you want it?

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is adding a bit of the Arkane flavor to the hallway shooter and we detail what we’re digging about the game so far. Fire Emblem: Three Houses is changing up the formula as well, adding in a whole lot of social elements to the game that are making us care about the characters even more. Finally, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is filled with what we knew from the first two games and the character combos are giving us reason to try different playstyles out.

We talk about potential returns to both the Monster Rancher and NiGHTS franchises as well as the latest addition to the roster of Overwatch. We hear what was announced at QuakeCon and how it was three Doom games coming to Switch.

All this and more on another exhilarating episode of The Free Cheese Podcast. Thanks for joining!

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This week on The Free Cheese, we go down the river. With six months behind us, we take a look at what we like this year so far and which games we believe will end up in our annual conversations this December. We also talk about the slew of announcements from Nintendo this week along with id Software departures, Comic-Con announcements, and news of Tetris Effect on PC.

Thankfully, the meta changed in Dota Underlords so Matt has a little bit more to talk about. Marc poked at the obligatory Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp while Joe started playing a decade-old MMO and learning when the Splatfest ended.

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This week on The Free Cheese, what's after Mars?

Marc is away but Matt and Joe come together to talk about the Sega Genesis and how it lives on in 2019. With the announcement of the Vita 2, or "Nintendo Switch Lite", we talk about what we want in portable gaming and where we think Nintendo should take its family of hardware next. Another week of Dota 2 and Underlords is in Matt's play record while Joe spent some time exploring the star map in Warframe and trying to find ground in Super Mario Maker 2.

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This week on The Free Cheese, you want job? We're here to talk about another round of Q&A from a Nintendo shareholder's meeting that includes discussion about the future of Nintendo Switch Online and whether or not these poor shareholders can get to an amusement park.

Matt only understands the ways of The Ancients these days as every screen must contain DOTA. Marc uses the absence of the internet to get immersed in Breath of the Wild. Joe opens up two screens to make maps in Etrian Odyssey. We talk about some Super Mario Maker 2 best practices and how to get started making levels, as well as what makes a good Zelda dungeon.

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This week on The Free Cheese, we walk like a dinosaur. It's the middle of the summer and we've got your tips on staying out of school and how to survive 6th grade. Marc dances through Hyrule a little bit more before getting engrossed in a childhood classic on the Nintendo 64. Joe finds his footing in the castle of Bloodstained leading up to the season of creation with the launch of Super Mario Maker 2.

We get into how much games are going to cost on Stadia, what video game television shows are on the way, and what happens when an alien invasion crashes into one of the world's biggest MMOs.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:00am EDT