The Free Cheese
This week on The Free Cheese, we contemplate QuakeCon and then talk about vomiting at Slayer concerts. Matt talks about his anticipation leading into the release of Mario Tennis Aces and shares his thoughts on its final release, along with an update on the status of his controller. Marc explores a few of the eight paths in Octopath Traveler just before convincing us to play Fortnite. Ben continues NieR: Automata but spends the bulk of his week getting stoked about Resident Evil. Joe plays a game thought long forgotten and then wraps up the Octo Expansion in Splatoon 2. We chat a little about the Flip Grip for Nintendo Switch and the latest and greatest of the Steam summer sale.
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

This week on The Free Cheese, we figure out who the final Smash Bros. characters will be. Joe and Matt reconvene post-E3 to catch up on what we've been playing and why that answer is Destiny. We cover the release of Hollow Knight on Switch, the Octo Expansion for Splatoon 2, Prey's Mooncrash nightmares, and Donkey Kong on Switch. Following E3, we find ourselves asking the question "What's next" and looking at the next generation of consoles. How will Microsoft's first-party growth pay off? How will Sony's refusal to play with others pan out? Where does the Switch fall in all of this? Finally, we cast our votes for who makes sense to round out this generation of Super Smash Bros.
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

It's the final day of E3 showcases and we're here to recap what we've seen yet again. We take a few seconds to talk about what Square Enix showed, and then dive deep into Ubisoft and Sony. Finally, we prepare ourselves for Nintendo.
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

As E3 continues to begin, we talk about what we thought about Microsoft and Bethesda, while making last minute guesses for Square Enix, Ubisoft, and PlayStation.
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:07pm EDT

E3 begins today with Microsoft and Bethesda and we're getting ahead of it with some pre-show chatter. We recover and recap from EA—still looking for where Skate 4 is hiding. Before the show begins, our next energy drink choice is revealed and tasted live on the air. Oh, and we checked in with another game that we didn't expect to be playing again...
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

As we count down the final moments before E3 2018, we commemorate the year's festivities with our new, official energy drink of choice. We detail a few of the new announcements and leaks that have come out since our last episode. Finally, we check in with a game that we didn't think we'd be playing again.
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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

This week on The Free Cheese, we expand your mind and ours with a look into the future. Everything is real until E3 says otherwise and this episode is all about the predictions we're making for the big trade show next week. Before predictions get rolling, we hear about the rest of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, why Mario Tennis Aces might be Matt's game of the year, whether or not its okay to skip Pokémon Quest, and why Ben is still enjoying his hellish adventure through Agony. There was too much news to ignore this week and we cover it all. From the most recent round of Assassin's Creed and Sonic Team Racing leaks to the full reveal of Pokémon Let's Go Eevee and Let's Go Pikachu, we share out thoughts and reactions to everything important. Finally, we reveal sixty extremely accurate and detailed accounts of the future—outlining the three console manufacturer press conferences for E3 2018. Get ready to scream. The Free Cheese Opening Theme is “The Origin” by Legna Zeg.
Direct download: The_Free_Cheese_Episode_251.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:00am EDT