The Nextlander Podcast podcast

The Nextlander Podcast

Longtime friends and games media colleagues Vinny Caravella, Brad Shoemaker, and Alex Navarro share their combined decades of knowledge, expertise, and passion for games with weekly discussions about what they're playing, what's happening in the industry, and whatever else they're up to.

Longtime friends and games media colleagues Vinny Caravella, Brad Shoemaker, and Alex Navarro share their combined decades of knowledge, expertise, and passion for games with weekly discussions about what they're playing, what's happening in the industry, and whatever else they're up to.

 

#163

158: Orbital Yakuza Laser

This week, Alex bought a new (plastic) guitar, Brad's turning RTS esports pro, Vinny is way into the latest D&D patch notes, Game Pass is fracturing and getting more expensive, Nintendo's uploading weird stuff to their YouTube channel, and a bunch of other stuff! Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:01:41) What is going to happen to our D&D characters in 2024?! (00:22:28) We've clearly covered everything! Any questions? (00:28:22) The video games (00:28:56) 1000xResist [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on May 09, 2024 (00:33:36) Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jun 21, 2024 (00:37:30) Battle Aces [PC (Microsoft Windows)] TBD (00:58:03) PDP RIFFMASTER Guitar (01:07:00) Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jan 26, 2024 (01:10:03) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024 (01:10:50) Xbox Game Pass price increases (01:19:22) PlayStation will be at this year's Tokyo Game Show? (01:23:40) This expensive unofficial Elden Ring lore book looks pretty awesome (01:28:43) Nintendo is getting freaky? (01:33:31) Emails (01:55:17) Wrapping up and thanks (01:57:04) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (01:58:57) See ya! ... Read more

11 Jul 2024

1 HR 59 MINS

1:59:11

11 Jul 2024


#162

157: Saving in a Bathroom

This week Brad dishes on the last of his SGF fare, including Steamworld Heist 2, Hyper Light Breaker, Phantom Blade Zero and Chainstaff, Vinny finishes Harold Halibut, the news is rotten with remakes, remasters, and reboots, and we spend a lot of time talking about the most consequential game in history. That's right: Fracture. Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:06:20) Managing the cost of energy and comfort (00:09:46) What do the rich folk have in their basements/bunkers? (00:13:17) SteamWorld Heist II [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Aug 08, 2024 (00:32:01) Hyper Light Breaker [PC (Microsoft Windows)] Q3 2024 (00:42:45) Phantom Blade 0 [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] 2024 (00:50:22) ChainStaff [PC (Microsoft Windows)] TBD (00:53:16) Megacopter: Blades of the Goddess [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Linux] on Jun 21, 2024 (00:55:19) Harold Halibut [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Apr 16, 2024 (01:01:35) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024 (01:04:56) Cyberpunk 2077 [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Dec 09, 2020 (01:09:00) The News (01:09:10) Capcom (01:11:30) More details on the Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster (01:20:53) The next Resident Evil is being developed (01:22:25) The new Crazy Taxi is massively multiplayer? (01:26:32) Parcel Corps [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 03, 2024 (01:28:15) Some folks in Konami would love to work with Kojima (01:40:46) Even more Assassin's Creeds are coming! (01:47:41) A Red Faction: Guerrilla sequel was in the works (01:53:57) Emails (02:02:24) Wrapping up and thanks! (02:03:27) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:05:22) See Ya! ... Read more

04 Jul 2024

2 HR 05 MINS

2:05:33

04 Jul 2024


#161

156: The Premium Wheel Lifestyle

We're right about at the midpoint of 2024, so how's about a rundown of everything we've played, are playing, and will play for the year? Also, in the news: console ports to iOS aren't selling, Elden Ring's DLC gets a rebalance, Dead Rising gets a re-remaster, the original Resident Evil comes to GOG, and more! Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:00:42) The New Jersey Critters (00:08:49) Alex's premium wheel life and the power of peripherals (00:19:42) Show rundown (00:23:51) Our year in games so far (00:24:06) Games that we're still playing or would like to continue playing (00:24:30) Home Safety Hotline [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jan 16, 2024 (00:25:00) Palworld [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jan 19, 2024 (00:25:22) Enshrouded [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jan 24, 2024 (00:25:41) Helldivers 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Feb 08, 2024 (00:26:00) Palworld [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jan 19, 2024 (00:27:26) Pacific Drive [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Feb 22, 2024 (00:27:58) Princess Peach: Showtime! [Nintendo Switch] on Mar 22, 2024 (00:28:21) Dragon's Dogma II [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 22, 2024 (00:29:13) Children of the Sun [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 09, 2024 (00:29:56) Harold Halibut [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Apr 16, 2024 (00:30:25) Manor Lords [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 26, 2024 (00:30:49) Hades II [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 06, 2024 (00:31:26) Crow Country [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on May 09, 2024 (00:31:53) Cryptmaster [PC (Microsoft Windows), PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 09, 2024 (00:32:24) Games we've put down for the foreseeable future (00:32:38) Tekken 8 [PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jan 26, 2024 (00:33:05) The Outlast Trials [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One] on Mar 05, 2024 (00:33:21) Another Crab's Treasure [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One] on Apr 25, 2024 (00:33:38) MultiVersus [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on May 28, 2024 (00:33:56) The games we completed (00:34:04) Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5] on Jan 18, 2024 (00:34:22) Silent Hill: The Short Message [PlayStation 5] on Jan 31, 2024 (00:34:53) Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch] on Mar 13, 2024 (00:35:16) Indika [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 02, 2024 (00:35:39) Animal Well [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on May 09, 2024 (00:37:04) Lorelei and the Laser Eyes [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 16, 2024 (00:37:36) Senua's Saga: Hellblade II [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on May 21, 2024 (00:39:17) Duck Detective: The Secret Salami [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch, Linux, Mac, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on May 23, 2024 (00:39:43) Alan Wake II: Night Springs [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Jun 08, 2024 (00:40:41) Some games that weren't on a list that are worth mentioning (00:40:59) Skull and Bones [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Feb 16, 2024 (00:41:12) Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake [PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Feb 28, 2024 (00:41:41) Mars After Midnight [Playdate] on Mar 12, 2024 (00:41:53) Contra: Operation Galuga [Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jun 20, 2024 (00:42:00) Alone in the Dark [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 20, 2024 (00:42:22) Lightyear Frontier [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 19, 2024 (00:42:32) Rise of the Ronin [PlayStation 5] on Mar 22, 2024 (00:42:36) A few other games Alex has spent some time with in 2024 (00:42:43) Regency Solitaire II [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Feb 22, 2024 (00:43:04) Open Roads [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on Mar 28, 2024 (00:43:39) Life Eater [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 16, 2024 (00:44:03) Content Warning [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 01, 2024 (00:44:11) Abiotic Factor [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 02, 2024 (00:44:18) Killer Klowns from Outer Space: The Game [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Jun 04, 2024 (00:44:45) Arctic Eggs [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 16, 2024 (00:45:37) Little Kitty, Big City [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on May 09, 2024 (00:45:54) WWE 2K24 [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 08, 2024 (00:46:11) EA Sports College Football 25 [PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Jul 19, 2024 (00:48:45) Some games that have released that still need some love (00:48:48) Homeworld 3 [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 13, 2024 (00:48:56) Sand Land [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Apr 26, 2024 (00:49:07) Tales of Kenzera: Zau [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5] on Apr 23, 2024 (00:49:11) Foundry [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 02, 2024 (00:49:14) 1000xResist [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on May 09, 2024 (00:49:38) The Rogue Prince of Persia [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 27, 2024 (00:49:42) Destiny 2: The Final Shape [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jun 04, 2024 (00:49:47) Looking ahead to the games that excite us for the rest of 2024 (00:50:21) Frostpunk 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac] on Jul 25, 2024 (00:50:42) Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure [Android, iOS, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Jul 25, 2024 (00:51:19) Anger Foot [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jul 11, 2024 (00:52:01) SteamWorld Heist II [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Aug 08, 2024 (00:52:11) I am your Beast [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 15, 2024 (00:52:27) Tactical Breach Wizards [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 22, 2024 (00:52:38) Star Wars Outlaws [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Aug 30, 2024 (00:53:19) Black Myth: Wukong [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Aug 20, 2024 (00:53:24) Concord [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Aug 23, 2024 (00:53:40) Star Trucker [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 03, 2024 (00:54:20) S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on Sep 05, 2024 (00:54:28) Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Sep 12, 2024 (00:54:57) UFO 50 [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 18, 2024 (00:55:06) The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom [Nintendo Switch] on Sep 26, 2024 (00:55:11) Phoenix Springs [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 16, 2024 (00:55:18) Hyper Light Breaker [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Q3 2024 (00:55:26) Thrasher [PC (Microsoft Windows), Meta Quest 3, visionOS] in 2024 (00:56:53) Astro Bot [PlayStation 5] on Sep 06, 2024 (00:57:01) Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine II [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Sep 09, 2024 (00:57:26) Super Mario Party: Jamboree [Nintendo Switch] on Oct 17, 2024 (00:57:52) Silent Hill 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Oct 08, 2024 (00:58:04) Life is Strange: Double Exposure [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Oct 29, 2024 (00:58:16) Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 [Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One] on Oct 25, 2024 (00:58:20) Slitterhead [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5] on Nov 08, 2024 (00:58:43) Assassin's Creed Shadows [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Mac, iOS] on Nov 15, 2024 (00:59:10) Mario & Luigi: Brothership [Nintendo Switch] on Nov 07, 2024 (00:59:24) Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on Nov 19, 2024 (00:59:40) Dragon Quest III: HD-2D Remake [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Nov 14, 2024 (00:59:48) ..and then there's December! (01:00:37) It's a fine crop of games this year (01:01:40) Indiana Jones and the Great Circle [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] in 2024 (01:01:48) Baby Steps [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] in Q3 2024 (01:01:59) Replaced [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] in 2024 (01:02:13) 2025 and pure speculation (01:05:04) The news (01:05:30) Some of those big mobile ports didn't do so hot (01:09:58) Elden Ring and Shadow of the Erdtree getting baby mode! (01:13:51) Original PC version of Resident Evil heading to GOG (01:15:07) Dead Rising is getting a remaster (01:19:37) More content coming for Atari 50 (01:21:44) Beyond Good & Evil is going 4K and hints at BGE 2?! (01:25:43) Emails (01:35:13) Wrapping up and thanks (01:38:38) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (01:40:57) See ya! ... Read more

27 Jun 2024

1 HR 41 MINS

1:41:07

27 Jun 2024


#160

155: She's Got a Great Mario!

Nintendo has dropped one of their better Directs in recent memory, so it's time to dig into Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom, Mario & Luigi: Brothership, and Metroid Prime 4, go through some more of the games Brad played in LA like STALKER 2, REPLACED and Kunitsu-Gami, dig into some currently releases like Still Wakes the Deep, the Alan Wake II Night Springs DLC, and more. That's a lot of video games! Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:02:25) Vinny, you bojo! Those mics don't work on podcasts! Unless you got power! (00:05:48) What exactly is the dew point? Nobody knows. (00:14:25) Cut all the cords! Cut them all! (00:16:24) Alan Wake II: Night Springs [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Jun 08, 2024 (00:31:26) Still Wakes the Deep [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Jun 18, 2024 (00:40:58) S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on Sep 05, 2024 (00:51:08) Replaced [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on 2024 (00:56:07) Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Jul 19, 2024 (01:05:11) Nintendo Direct (01:05:58) The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom [Nintendo Switch] on Sep 26, 2024 (01:16:30) Metroid Prime 4: Beyond [Nintendo Switch] on 2025 (01:23:00) Mario & Luigi: Brothership [Nintendo Switch] on Nov 07, 2024 (01:27:37) Dragon Quest III: HD-2D Remake [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Nov 14, 2024 (01:36:24) Donkey Kong Country Returns HD [Nintendo Switch] on Jan 16, 2025 (01:37:50) Super Mario Party: Jamboree [Nintendo Switch] on Oct 17, 2024 (01:39:39) Marvel vs. Capcom: Fighting Collection - Arcade Classics [Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on 2024 (01:42:54) New games coming to the subscription service (01:46:12) Fantasian Neo Dimension [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Q4 2024 (01:47:45) LEGO Horizon Adventures [PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Q4 2024 (01:57:22) Hello Kitty Island Adventure [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Q1 2025 (02:03:44) Mio: Memories in Orbit [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One] on 2025 (02:05:02) Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition [Nintendo Switch] on Jul 18, 2024 (02:11:21) Emails (02:19:54) Wrapping up and thanks (02:23:54) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:24:58) Nextlander content updates (02:28:01) See ya! ... Read more

20 Jun 2024

2 HR 28 MINS

2:28:14

20 Jun 2024


#159

154: Tights in Fight Spaces

Summer Game Fest is over, Brad's back from LA, and it's time to talk three hours of upcoming video games, among them firsthand impressions of AstroBot, Monster Hunter Wilds, UFO 50, Battle Aces, Arranger, DeathSprint 66, Fear the Spotlight, and more, plus our thoughts on Doom: The Dark Ages, Star Wars: Outlaws, Dragon Age 4, and (nearly) all the other games that got streamed this weekend. Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:09) Intro (00:02:21) How are the backyard animals doing? (00:06:21) The squirrels are winning the peach war (00:11:46) Brad was on the ground in LA for video games (00:19:27) Day of the Devs (00:20:04) UFO 50 [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 18, 2024 (00:25:22) While Waiting [PC (Microsoft Windows), iOS, Android] TBD (00:26:48) Building Relationships [PC (Microsoft Windows)] 2024 (00:28:15) Phoenix Springs [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Sep 16, 2024 (00:31:53) Screenbound [PC (Microsoft Windows)] TBD (00:32:25) Fear the Spotlight [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch] on 2024 (00:39:22) Arranger: A Role-Puzzling Adventure [Android, iOS, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Jul 25, 2024 (00:43:09) Tom the Postgirl [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac] 2025 (00:43:53) Koira [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on 2025 (00:44:24) A Little to the Left: Seeing Stars [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jun 25, 2024 (00:47:43) What else has Brad seen? (00:53:09) DeathSprint 66 [PC (Microsoft Windows)] 2024 (00:57:48) Battle Vision Network [PC (Microsoft Windows)] 2025 (00:58:56) Astro Bot [PlayStation 5] on Sep 06, 2024 (01:07:28) Capcom (01:10:09) Monster Hunter Wilds [PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] 2025 (01:20:32) Battle Aces [PC (Microsoft Windows)] TBD (01:21:19) Stormgate [PC (Microsoft Windows)] Early Access on Aug 13, 2024 (01:22:41) Back to Battle Aces (01:33:23) Volgarr The Viking II [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch] on Aug 06, 2024 (01:36:11) Few more games or demos we've actually played (01:37:32) Tactical Breach Wizards [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 22, 2024 (01:41:40) I am your Beast [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Aug 15, 2024 (01:44:07) Citizen Sleeper 2: Starward Vector [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Q1 2025 (01:50:08) G.I. Joe: Wrath of Cobra [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Linux] on 2024 (01:55:16) The broader showcase rundowns (01:55:37) Xbox Games Showcase 2024 (02:28:33) Ubisoft Forward 2024 (02:36:59) Sid Meier's Civilization VII [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Linux] on 2025 (02:38:10) Age of Mythology: Retold [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on Sep 04, 2024 (02:38:42) Dragon Age: The Veilguard [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] Q4 2024 (02:46:08) Wrapping up and look out for September! (02:47:35) Slitterhead [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5] on Nov 08, 2024 (02:49:26) Nextlander content updates (02:50:36) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:54:38) See ya! ... Read more

13 Jun 2024

2 HR 54 MINS

2:54:50

13 Jun 2024


#158

153: Standard at The Standard

Head to <a href="https://www.squarespace.com/NEXTLANDER"> [https://www.squarespace.com/NEXTLANDER] (https://www.squarespace.com/NEXTLANDER) </a> to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NEXTLANDER. Summer Game Fest is here, so we put on our best E3 (and Guitar Hero) hats and talk about all the stuff we hope and expect to see, plus what stood out from Sony's State of Play, and then dig into games like Arctic Eggs, Platform 8, more Lorelei and the Laser Eyes, and -- that's right -- Vinny's almost done with FF7 Rebirth! Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:09) Intro (00:01:44) It's the season of E3 even if E3 is no longer in season (00:12:51) Our current not-E3 coverage plans (00:16:58) Let's talk about what we'd like to see at these events (00:45:51) Sony's State of Play (00:59:17) Sony's PS VR2 PC adapter is real and coming in August! (01:19:40) The Games (01:19:52) Arctic Eggs [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 16, 2024 (01:25:39) Platform 8 [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 31, 2024 (01:32:29) Lorelei and the Laser Eyes [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 16, 2024 (01:40:48) [Possible Spoilers] Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024 (01:54:27) Nextlander Content Updates (01:55:34) Catch Brad at Giant Bomb @ Night on Sunday, June 9th (01:57:32) Wrapping up and thanks (01:57:51) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (01:59:28) See Ya! ... Read more

06 Jun 2024

1 HR 59 MINS

1:59:52

06 Jun 2024


#157

152: THEY'RE TAKING YOUR FUDDRUCKERS

With SGF approaching and the console wars heating up, this week we consider Sony's newly announced State of Play, Xbox's decision to put Call of Duty on Game Pass, and Atari's ruthless takeover of Intellivision, plus we catch up on all the recent games with more on Lorelei and the Laser Eyes, (the end of) Hellblade II, Animal Well, Hades II, and more! Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:01:53) They want to take away your Fuddruckers! (00:02:09) “Our brand will not be closing all stores in 2024." CEO, Fuddruckers (00:03:45) He's on that RetroTINK (aka The Old Games Block) (00:22:17) Senua's Saga: Hellblade II [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on May 21, 2024 (00:39:58) Lorelei and the Laser Eyes [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 16, 2024 (00:44:06) Hotel Overloop [PC] on May 23, 2024 (00:47:06) Duck Detective: The Secret Salami [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch, Linux, Mac] on May 23, 2024 (00:49:22) Animal Well [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on May 09, 2024 (00:57:08) Hades II [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 06, 2024 (01:03:42) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024 (01:05:38) Sony will have a State of Play and more! (01:11:43) Possible PS VR2 PC dongle confirmation? (01:14:06) New Astrobot game in the works? (01:18:58) Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will be on Game Pass (01:26:45) Atari buys Intellivision (01:36:10) Be kind, rewind! (01:37:16) Emails (01:56:15) Wrapping up and thanks (01:59:28) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:01:41) Nextlander Content Updates (02:05:57) See ya! ... Read more

30 May 2024

2 HR 06 MINS

2:06:12

30 May 2024


#156

151: Cool Puzzle Wonderland

Head to <a href="https://www.squarespace.com/NEXTLANDER"> [https://www.squarespace.com/NEXTLANDER] (https://www.squarespace.com/NEXTLANDER) </a> to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NEXTLANDER. This week we all dig into Hellblade II, Lorelei and the Laser Eyes impresses mightily, we ponder the state of both games media and arcade "cabinets," cat ownership is debated in its many aspects, Big Rigs gets a shocking amount of airtime, and a bunch of other stuff! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:01:19) Let's work on this game and meat metaphor (00:03:11) These 4th graders have some talent! (00:05:49) Getting candy from old people (00:07:38) Out of touch with the kids and their phone games (00:11:19) Senua's Saga: Hellblade II [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on May 21, 2024 (00:36:39) Starfield [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S] on Sep 06, 2023 (00:42:17) Lorelei and the Laser Eyes [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 16, 2024 (00:49:24) Little Kitty, Big City [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on May 09, 2024 (01:01:12) News (01:01:29) IGN Entertainment buys Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun, GI, and more! (01:17:55) There's a new NBA Jam-like coming to arcades? (01:27:56) New Activision studio opening (01:30:16) Ninja Theory's next game already greenlit (01:32:38) Valve's next game has leaked?! (01:39:41) Athena Crisis release its code in the spirit of Open Source (01:44:05) Emails (01:56:31) Wrapping up and thanks (01:58:31) Mysterious Benefactor Shout Outs (01:58:41) Mysterious Benefactors (01:59:42) Nextlander content updates (02:02:58) See Ya! ... Read more

23 May 2024

2 HR 03 MINS

2:03:09

23 May 2024


#155

150: Indie-cent Proposal

A ton of interesting indies hit last week, and we picked Animal Well, Cryptmaster, and Crow Country to dig into this week. Also in the news, PlayStation's new leader(s) announced, a multiplatform future for Square Enix, our initial thoughts on Assassin's Creed Shadows, and a new Doom next month?! Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:01:04) Doctor (doctor)? Mr. M.D.? (00:09:22) Are ads just memes? (00:13:01) I'm a fan of the Whopper (00:21:09) The ants are coming... (00:21:57) Cryptmaster [PC (Microsoft Windows), PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 09, 2024 (00:40:00) The ants... they won't stop (00:43:35) Animal Well [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on May 09, 2024 (01:05:05) Crow Country [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on May 09, 2024 (01:12:04) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024 (01:16:14) News (01:16:47) Jim Ryan gets two replacements at PlayStation (01:26:05) Next Assassin's Creed details emerge! (01:41:22) Square Enix has high hopes for multiplatform releases (01:54:12) Is a new DOOM on its way? (02:00:15) Emails (02:07:08) Wrapping up and thanks (02:09:11) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:10:50) Nextlander content updates (02:11:33) See Ya! ... Read more

16 May 2024

2 HR 11 MINS

2:11:45

16 May 2024


#154

149: Stylish Nun Action

It's been a week in the games industry with both Xbox's closures of Arkane Austin and Tango Gameworks and the Helldivers 2 account backlash, and we dig into the whole mess. On the upside, Hades 2 came out! Nintendo said the words "Switch successor!" We played Indika, Minishoot' Adventures, and the Balatro update! Podcast! Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:02:27) Shows about video games on my TV?! (00:04:37) George Lucas and his Jar Jar suit (00:11:26) That Fallout show continues to make waves (00:15:48) Hades II [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 06, 2024 (00:33:10) Indika [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on May 02, 2024 (00:41:56) Minishoot' Adventures [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 02, 2024 (00:45:59) Stardew Valley [Xbox One] on Dec 14, 2016 (00:48:57) Balatro [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox One] on Feb 20, 2024 (00:54:20) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024 (01:04:37) News (01:04:53) Take-Two shutting down Kerbal dev? (01:08:48) Microsoft closing and shifting around studios (01:37:30) Helldivers 2 facing backlash after requiring PSN login (01:47:55) Ghost of Tsushima will also face login issues (01:51:31) Nintendo's Switch Next Model...? (01:56:51) Welcome to the Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition (02:02:45) Emails (02:10:53) Nextlander content updates (02:14:30) Wrapping up and thanks (02:16:46) See Ya! ... Read more

09 May 2024

2 HR 16 MINS

2:16:59

09 May 2024


#153

148: No Mall Katanas

We're thrilled to be joined by Remap Radio's Rob Zacny this week to talk about everything from Shogun: Total War to Qui-Gon Jinn's Force balls, Manor Lords, Another Crab's Treasure, the post-Embracer troika, strategies for truly unplugging, and plenty of other stuff! Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:00:38) Welcome Rob Zacny! (00:01:09) How many days of vacation before you're in the zone? (00:15:46) Total War: Shogun 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), Mac, Linux] on Mar 15, 2011 (00:29:42) Where does Nobunaga fit into all of this? (00:33:19) How many swords does Rob own? (00:40:09) Wait, Yoda?! Ok, let's just get into it... (00:55:00) Another Crab's Treasure [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5] on Apr 25, 2024 (01:03:16) Manor Lords [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 26, 2024 (01:19:41) Harold Halibut [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Apr 16, 2024 (01:23:17) Citizen Sleeper [Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mac] on May 05, 2022 (01:32:17) Balatro [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox One] on Feb 20, 2024 (01:39:13) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024 (01:44:37) Fallout 76 [Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Nov 14, 2018 (01:54:37) Switch 2 getting cool magnets? (02:01:57) Nintendo loves a DMCA (02:04:44) PSVR 2 possibly inching closer to PCs? (02:08:01) Embracer Group breaks into smaller, oddly named, units? (02:19:43) What happened to Dark Void?! (02:21:30) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:22:42) We're returning to Twin Peaks on The Watchcast (02:23:02) Thanks to Rob Zacny for joining us! (02:25:25) See ya! ... Read more

02 May 2024

2 HR 25 MINS

2:25:40

02 May 2024


#152

Special Ep: Never Been a Better Podcast 004: Snakes, Sneaks, and Stew Leonards

Head to <a href="https://www.squarespace.com/NEXTLANDER"> [https://www.squarespace.com/NEXTLANDER] (https://www.squarespace.com/NEXTLANDER) </a> to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NEXTLANDER. We're taking a week off of the regular podcast, so in its place we offer an episode of our monthly reunion show, in which Dan Ryckert and Jeff Bakalar join us to talk about snakes in the basement, Stew Leonards, and cotton candy versus popcorn! Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:01:03) Intro (00:02:06) Oh, it's marijuana (00:03:01) Concerned Citizen Dan Ryckert (00:04:36) Never screaming. Always hollering. (00:07:15) Sneaking into places (00:09:18) Stories from backstage (00:15:35) If a wrestler were a console... (00:19:00) The days of the easy fridge joke (00:21:09) Cotton Candy is more dazzle than razzle (00:23:59) Intentionally ruining the popcorn (00:27:42) The Lantern Fly issue and the end of nature (00:32:25) Cash only please (00:34:05) Catching cabs (00:40:18) Never take an actual cab from Newark? (00:47:30) Mystery substance in the basement (00:55:02) Home construction issues (00:56:40) The TV version of New Jersey (00:58:21) Early Seinfeld episodes (01:02:50) Being jealous of another state's identity (01:10:10) Tips on running into David Letterman (01:11:26) What is a Stew Leonards? (01:15:41) Trunk or Trick or treating (01:17:45) Punished Dan Ryckert (01:20:15) Wrapping up (01:22:37) See ya ... Read more

25 Apr 2024

1 HR 23 MINS

1:23:04

25 Apr 2024


#151

147: Ah, Yes, He Is Internet Boy?

Let's talk about such games this week as Harold Halibut, Life Eater (eater of life!), and Laysara: Summit Kingdom, plus news and sundries like the games of the Triple-I initiative, what "PS5 Pro Enhanced" is going to mean, $90,000 copies of Castlevania, awkward dining experiences in Japan, and plenty more. Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:09) Intro (00:01:40) Dog allergies and feathers? (00:12:10) Harold Halibut [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Apr 16, 2024 (00:29:03) Life Eater [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on April 16th, 2024 (00:41:01) Laysara: Summit Kingdom [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 10, 2024 [Early Access] (00:56:34) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024 (01:00:19) Dyson Sphere Program [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jan 21, 2021 [Early Access] (01:09:49) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy [Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4] on Apr 09, 2019 (01:18:28) Sony's PS5 Pro Enhanced Games? (01:34:07) Sony PC games getting Trophies (01:40:45) The Big Triple-I Initiative Showcase (01:58:57) Final Fantasy 7 Part 3 in possibly 3 years? (02:03:55) Fallout 4 upgrade coming soon! (02:14:37) Emails (02:23:28) Coming up on Nextlander (02:25:14) Wrapping up and thanks (02:25:57) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:28:15) No streams next week, but get yer podcasts here! (02:29:36) See ya! ... Read more

18 Apr 2024

2 HR 29 MINS

2:29:57

18 Apr 2024


#150

146: I'm a Fan of Clothespins!

Head to <a href="https://www.squarespace.com/NEXTLANDER"> [https://www.squarespace.com/NEXTLANDER] (https://www.squarespace.com/NEXTLANDER) </a> to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NEXTLANDER. This week we all bend bullets in Children of the Sun, Vinny parties at the Gold Saucer, Brad digs deep into the childhood archive, and we enjoy our new post-eclipse mutations. EA reassigns Motive to Battlefield (and kiboshes a Dead Space 2 remake?), Gears 6 appear to be imminent, and the 3DS and Wii U servers are gone... or are they?? Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:00:15) Our post-eclipse New Jersey (00:12:44) Fixing things that don't want to be fixed (00:22:17) Children of the Sun [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Apr 09, 2024 (00:44:17) A Little to the Left [Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4] on Feb 15, 2024 (00:48:06) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024 (01:00:51) Brad's Video Game Experiments (01:31:38) Xbox's new console and "game preservation" (01:35:56) Xbox talking new Gears and Call of Duty this summer? (01:42:51) Folks from the Dead Space team working on Battlefield? (01:47:43) Roku filing patents that make you sad (01:51:52) Wii U servers are gone... but not forgotten (01:54:54) A Dredge movie? Sure! (01:58:37) Emails (02:02:22) Wrapping up and thanks (02:03:15) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:04:43) Nextlander content updates (02:05:45) See ya! ... Read more

11 Apr 2024

2 HR 06 MINS

2:06:01

11 Apr 2024


#149

145: The Game That Clips Well, Ships Well

This week we all dig (lol) into the indie drilling platformer Pepper Grinder, continue catching up with FF7 Rebirth and LAD: Infinite Wealth, and do battle with American air travel. Also: Embracer and Sega divest of Gearbox and Relic (respectively), a disc-less Xbox Series X is sighted in the wild, we think seriously about Krull and Willow and Ladyhawke, and more! Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:01:29) Another trip another weird and long delay? (00:09:40) The escalation of Egg Hunts (00:14:55) Trying to make a list of the best couch co-op games (for kids) (00:17:37) [Possible Minor SPOILERS] Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024 (00:35:55) Pepper Grinder [Linux, Mac, PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Mar 28, 2024 (00:46:39) [SPOILERS] Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jan 26, 2024 (00:53:28) Dragon's Dogma II [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 22, 2024 (01:00:03) News (01:00:08) Stop Killing Games! (01:04:47) Take-Two is buying Gearbox! (01:10:04) Sega sells of Relic (01:15:35) New white Xbox Series X with no disc? (01:25:56) People like to play old (and maybe free) games, apparently (01:42:27) Emails (01:53:01) Wrapping up and thanks (01:55:03) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (01:58:08) Coming up on Nextlander (01:58:55) See ya! ... Read more

04 Apr 2024

1 HR 59 MINS

1:59:12

04 Apr 2024


#148

144: You Sparkled My Darkle!

Viiiiideo games on the show this week include Dragon's Dogma II, Princess Peach: Showtime, Open Roads, and the Stellar Blade demo, plus we talk about Phil Spencer's comments on an Xbox handheld and third-party stores on the Xbox, Larian moving on from D&D, a possible open-world Resident Evil, busting open your Switch, our dream game show appearances, and more. Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:00:41) We're back from PAX East (00:02:42) More Switch repairs (00:15:07) Dragon's Dogma II [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 22, 2024 (00:47:50) Open Roads [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 28, 2024 (00:56:46) Princess Peach: Showtime! [Nintendo Switch] on Mar 22, 2024 (01:10:59) Stellar Blade [PlayStation 5] on Apr 26, 2024 (01:20:13) Phil Spencer and the state of Xbox (and video games) (01:45:31) Larian says they are done making new Baldur's Gate content (01:55:16) Dragon's Dogma 2 update roadmap (01:57:16) Resident Evil 9 rumors (02:03:02) Emails (02:14:32) Breaking news? (02:16:30) Wrapping up and thanks (02:18:37) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:21:15) See ya! ... Read more

28 Mar 2024

2 HR 21 MINS

2:21:28

28 Mar 2024


#147

143: Jean-Luc Godard's Dragon's Dogma II

We get our pawn on in Dragon's Dogma II this week and check out the new Outcast, even as we dutifully continue plowing through FF7 Rebirth and LAD: Infinite Wealth, plus we cover the latest on PlayStation 5 Pro, the state of PSVR 2, the new Marvel 1943 from Amy Hennig and team, international standards of measurement, and more. Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:02:11) Alex and I will be at PAX East (00:06:33) Long board games are also piling up (00:14:01) Dragon's Dogma II [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 22, 2024 (00:39:55) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024 (01:02:09) Outcast: A New Beginning [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 15, 2024 (01:07:44) Contra: Operation Galuga [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 12, 2024 (01:10:13) The Outlast Trials [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 05, 2024 (01:14:11) [Spoiler Warning] Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jan 26, 2024 (01:24:37) News (01:24:48) More details on the PlayStation 5 Pro (01:44:07) PSVR 2 production has been temporarily halted (01:53:58) Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra announced (02:08:05) Emails (02:13:48) Wrapping up and thanks (02:17:01) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:18:38) Nextlander Content Updates (02:21:44) See ya! ... Read more

21 Mar 2024

2 HR 21 MINS

2:21:55

21 Mar 2024


#146

142: Private First Class Lance Bean

We're awash in new games this week, with Mars After Midnight, Contra: Operation Galuga, WWE 2K24, and more joining old favs like FF7 Rebirth. Also: the tragic loss of Akira Toriyama, the harassment campaign around Sweet Baby Inc., the mystery of the flying space bugs, and more. Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:09) Intro (00:00:36) Daylight Saving Time is here again (00:03:17) Vermont and Casey Jones have the freshest powder? (00:10:14) Show rundown (00:10:58) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024 (00:25:21) WWE 2K24 [PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 08, 2024 (00:33:00) Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch] on Mar 13, 2024 (00:41:47) Mars After Midnight [Playdate] on Mar 12, 2024 (00:48:39) Contra: Operation Galuga [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Mar 12, 2024 (00:54:51) Top Racer Collection [Nintendo Switch, PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Mar 07, 2024 (00:58:52) Balatro [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox One] on Feb 20, 2024 (00:59:55) Akira Toriyama has passed away (01:10:00) Sweet Baby, what's going on here? (01:23:32) Summer Game Fest gets a date (01:27:30) MultiVersus is coming back (01:35:13) Stig Asmussen has a new studio (01:37:34) Helldivers 2 continues to be pretty cool (01:41:44) Wrapping up and thanks (01:46:02) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (01:47:29) Nextlander content updates (01:50:34) See ya! ... Read more

14 Mar 2024

1 HR 50 MINS

1:50:45

14 Mar 2024


#145

141: Whip Out Your CHAD Device

Games! FF7 Rebirth, Skull & Bones, Helskate, Balatro, Helldivers and more. News! The Nintendo/Yuzu settlement, Respawn's Star Wars cancellation, the Halo composer's congressional run, and a hypothetical Chrono Trigger remake (??). Also fleas! And humidity! It's a podcast! Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:01:11) I would own an elaborate sword display and I'm ok with that (00:04:23) We need more month rhymes before the corpos get them (00:06:21) Live while I'm alive sleep when my body (or cat) lets me (00:08:42) Show rundown (00:09:02) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024 (00:45:25) Helskate [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Feb 15, 2024 (00:51:35) Skull and Bones [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Feb 16, 2024 (01:01:04) Helldivers 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Feb 08, 2024 (01:05:52) Balatro [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox One] on Feb 20, 2024 (01:09:07) Nintendo and Yuzu Settle for $2.4M (01:21:04) EA layoffs and cancellations (01:26:33) Embracer looking to sell Saber and Gearbox? (01:31:22) Toys for Bob leaving Microsoft (01:35:33) Composer for Halo running for office? (01:39:35) Exosuits (mechs) coming to Helldivers 2 soon (01:43:57) What's in your Chrono Trigger remake? (01:50:44) Capcom giving some raises? (01:58:58) Emails (02:07:35) Nextlander Content Updates (02:12:07) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:13:05) Wrapping up and thanks (02:13:24) Come join us at PAX East (02:14:31) See ya! ... Read more

07 Mar 2024

2 HR 14 MINS

2:14:43

07 Mar 2024


#144

140: Black Mold From Space

Brad has played an astonishing amount of Final Fantasy this week, and it's time to talk for like an hour about Remake, Rebirth, Crisis Core, and a bunch of other stuff. Plus: updates on Pacific Drive, Balatro, Infinite Wealth's Animal Crossing thing, PlayStation layoffs and the closure of London Studio, and more. Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:01:07) Prepare for the Final Fantasy talk (00:01:59) First, let's talk about bonding with our pets (00:05:44) [Spoiler Warning] Final Fantasy 7 and Remake talk (00:06:31) Brad, let's talk about Final Fantasy 7 (00:34:02) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [PlayStation 5] on Feb 29, 2024 (01:08:54) Balatro [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch] on Feb 20, 2024 (01:12:05) Pacific Drive [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Feb 22, 2024 (01:17:53) Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jan 26, 2024 (01:23:41) News (01:23:55) Sony to layoff 900 people and closes London Studio (01:26:49) How do we make this a healthy and profitable industry? (01:46:51) Remedy buys Control rights back from 505 Games (01:49:54) Helldivers 2 servers seem to be working (01:53:58) Nintendo sues open-source Switch emulator Yuzu (02:00:32) PSVR 2 coming to a PC near you? (02:05:28) Emails (02:09:14) Come join us for a heroic Watchcast (02:10:52) Wrapping up and thanks (02:11:24) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:12:36) Nextlander content updates (02:18:47) Come join us at PAX East! (02:20:18) See Ya! ... Read more

29 Feb 2024

2 HR 20 MINS

2:20:31

29 Feb 2024


#143

139: No Law at the Port Authority

This week we discuss at great length: our strategically tactically strategic Helldivers play, like four different versions of Final Fantasy VII, the full release of Balatro, Enshrouded, the newest details on multiplatform Xbox games (and maybe a new Xbox?!), the rules and requirements for eating a whole pizza, and a bunch more! Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:01:06) How's Zeke doing? (00:02:44) Finally, sharing the Port Authority fun with friends (00:06:48) Checking in with Brad's flapping cable (00:08:58) Helldivers 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Feb 08, 2024 (00:47:57) Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Rebirth [Demo] (01:13:55) Balatro [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch] on Feb 20, 2024 (01:19:21) Enshrouded [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jan 24, 2024 [Early Access] (01:28:50) News (01:29:05) Brad Shoemaker is breaking original FF7 news! (01:30:26) Nintendo Switch 2 is releasing in 2025? (01:36:27) Biggest news from the Nintendo Direct? (01:37:34) The first wave of those Xbox games coming to other platforms (01:43:47) Future Xbox hardware (01:57:25) Sony's stock goes down after lower margins (02:08:55) Elden Ring: Shadows of the Erdtree Trailer (02:15:16) Bandai Namco reveals some cancellations (02:16:02) Ebracer has also cancelled a lot of projects (02:18:34) Post Malone is curating a WWE soundtrack? (02:24:00) Emails (02:29:31) Nextlander content updates (02:31:40) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:33:00) Coming up this week (02:34:29) We're going to PAX East! (02:36:36) Wrapping up and thanks (02:36:51) See ya! ... Read more

22 Feb 2024

2 HR 37 MINS

2:37:37

22 Feb 2024


#142

138: Booing the Boo-er

Helldivers 2 is so good that it was tough not to stop this podcast and go play more of it, but we also managed to talk about demos for FF7 Rebirth and some Steam Next Fest fare like Balatro and Normal Fishing, Disney's $1.5 billion deal with Epic, the future of both PlayStation and Xbox, and more! Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:03:38) You're only as clever as your last idiotic move (00:05:47) Helldivers 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Feb 08, 2024 (00:42:33) Palworld [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Jan 19, 2024 (00:51:25) The Steam Next Fest Demos (00:52:55) Pacific Drive [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5] on Feb 22, 2024 (00:54:27) Indika [PC (Microsoft Windows)] Q1 2024 (00:55:24) Normal Fishing [PC (Microsoft Windows)] Q4 2024 (00:56:49) Balatro [PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch] on Feb 20, 2024 (01:00:01) Dystopika [PC (Microsoft Windows)] 2024 (01:00:25) Final Fantasy 7 Remake / Rebirth (demo) (01:20:58) Reports and speculation about Microsoft's next business moves (01:39:35) Disney invest 1.5 billion with Epic (01:49:47) Sony says no 'existing major franchise' games before April 2025 (02:01:48) Emails (02:11:20) Nextlander content updates (02:15:13) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:16:15) Thanks and wrapping up (02:16:54) Nextlander upcoming content (02:18:15) See ya! ... Read more

15 Feb 2024

2 HR 18 MINS

2:18:31

15 Feb 2024


#141

137: Phil Spencer Did Not See His Shadow

Microsoft might (might!) go multiplatform, Death Stranding 2 looks relatively bananas, Kojima is making a new espionage action game (!), Suicide Squad finally came out and isn't all bad, and all of it is discussed right here on this week's podcast. Advertise on [The Nextlander Podcast] (https://audioboom.com/channels/5116059-the-nextlander-podcast) at [Audioboom] (https://audioboom.com/advertisers) , or support us on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/nextlander) ! CHAPTERS (00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate for versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening. (00:00:10) Intro (00:05:40) Life, death, taxes, and changing your primary care physician (00:15:57) Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Feb 02, 2024 (00:44:01) Silent Hill: The Short Message [PlayStation 5] on Jan 31, 2024 (00:56:32) [Easter Egg Spoilers?] Sea of Stars [Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S] on Aug 29, 2023 (00:59:31) Indika [PC (Microsoft Windows)] in Q1 2024 (01:05:55) Tekken 8 [PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S] on Jan 26, 2024 (01:08:22) Final Fantasy 7: Remake and Rebirth (01:09:56) The end of the Xbox console?! (01:11:27) Ohhh, listen to that mic bump. (01:36:06) Sony's State of Play (02:06:52) When will we see The Last of Us Part 3? (02:12:15) Emails (02:22:23) Corrections? (02:23:44) Nextlander Content Updates (02:26:16) Wrapping up and thanks (02:26:51) Mysterious Benefactor Shoutouts (02:28:26) Things are always moving and shaking at NXL (02:29:34) See ya! ... Read more

08 Feb 2024

2 HR 29 MINS

2:29:49

08 Feb 2024