The Free Cheese
This week on The Free Cheese, oh yeah, one more thing. As we polish off our Thanksgiving leftovers, Joe hops into Super Bomberman R and joins the Doki Doki Literature Club, Marc hears good music in Super Mario Odyssey and has AIM conversations in Emily is Away, and Matt joins a game show in Madden before saving the US in Wolfenstein II. We talk a bit about our experience and collective thoughts on Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, and where we want to see the next game go. We learn about Valkyria Chronicles 4, Splatoon 2 updates, how music is localized, and ultimately we tread lightly across a potential reveal for Devil May Cry V.
Direct download: The_Free_Cheese_Episode_225.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

This week on The Free Cheese, lean on me when you're not strong. We have a big episode this week. As the end of the year approaches, we have all been catching up on a lot of games. Along the way, Ben finishes Stories Untold, Marc gets not too specific about his horrific encounter with a visual novel, Joe hears voices in his head (in more ways than one), and Matt plays soccer with cars in the palms of his hands. We discuss the recent fun surrounding Electronic Arts, along with some surprise updates to Super Bomberman R, Mario movies, and other upcoming video game movies starring Dwayne Johnson.
Direct download: The_Free_Cheese_Episode_224.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

This week on The Free Cheese, it's cold again. Joe, Marc, and Ben are here to lament growing older and talk about Buckethead (obviously). Marc recently picked up a PlayStation VR and survived his night inside Resident Evil 7. He's learned how to say, "Hello, Neighbor," and has no nose troubles with VR. Joe had hidden his game by mom and discovers the charm of developer hap Inc. games, while struggling to find a strong impact in Horizon: Zero Dawn. Ben remembers what it's like to play Counterstrike and what it's like to have really cool people to play it with. Then, he falls in love with Stories Untold Episode 3 in a whole new way. We talk about what it's like to publish physical games as a small publisher, creating modern arcade machines, how to buy a video game developer with the money from closing another, and which games might be coming to Nintendo Switch next year. Finally, we of course talk about the four turtles in the room. The ones that just dropped into our favorite superhero fighting game.
Direct download: The_Free_Cheese_Episode_223.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

This week on The Free Cheese, he has a what? Ben has a surprise for us all, Joe brought nothing back from New York, Matt is looking at Nashville, and Marc can't save us from this nightmare. We played more Super Mario Odyssey and we can't stop finding moons and going back to discover what we missed. We check in with Shadow of War and learn that despite the grind, Matt is still in love with it. Ben gets really into Stories Untold: Episode 2 and wants more of it. Marc plays a bit of Flinthook and gets to digging in Blaster Master Zero as Shovel Knight. Joe plays Everything and begins to learn the secrets of the universe. We talk briefly about Nintendo's financial briefing and the future of Switch. Then, we recap what we learned from PlayStation's Paris Games Week showcase and why sometimes even a little bit is too much. Finally, we speculate on what is likely already old news and hope for our dreams to come true by WB Montreal and Rocksteady.
Direct download: The_Free_Cheese_Episode_222.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:00am EDT