We’re joined by The Short Game’s Raygan Kelly and Nate Heininger as we talk about, well, short games (kind of the whole point in bringing them on,) those palate cleansers packed to the brim with creativity and innovation.
We debut a new recurring segment as we look forward to the games of February, a month of remakes, ports and adaptations that somehow still have us excited. But we can’t look too far ahead, for there are a ton of new releases we’re plugging away on.
We’re styling and profiling as we talk about our favorite games with style. What is style exactly? Well, we try to construct a bit of a working definition.
We bring on our first guest of 2018, Zach Fleeman. Zach’s a YouTuber/streamer and is just launching his new series, Save Your Coins, where he looks for the hidden gems among the bevy of cheap and free games available on Steam.
We break down all the announcements from Nintendo’s stealth Direct Mini (and Chase laments the lack of Fire Emblem information). Despite the “mini” nature, there was a lot to unpack here, along with a few fun surprises.
For our first episode of 2018, Bobby and Chase make their annual gaming New Year’s resolutions. Chase has dubbed this year “Strateg18” and has made a list of all the great turn-based strategy games, new and old, he intends to play. Meanwhile Bobby resolves not to pre-order any games this year…despite already having pre-ordered God of War. He says he has an excuse, but still, not off to a stellar start.
Bobby and Chase are recovering after our GOTY shows, playing a number of games we just wanted to play instead of playing the games we felt obligated to. On a recent trip to see his cousin, Bobby got introduced to the wonders of VR and liked the small taste of it he experienced with SUPERHOT VR and PlayStation Worlds (Chase remains skeptical). Bobby also parachutes into the technical mess of PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds on the Xbox One X.
Nobody wants to hear about someone else’s dream unless 1) they’re in it, 2) sex is involved or 3) both. In that respect, this dream has an audience of two, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and actor Mads Mikkelsen…and sorry, no sex to be found in this one. But on the off chance this surreal experience might appeal to you, here is the dream in its entirety (and if this ends up mirroring anything in Death Stranding, let this stand as a monument to my psychic prowess.)
2017 has been a special year in gaming. This year we decided to focus on not only our top ten games of the year, but also a range of categories we feel capture our feelings on the games we played!
It’s all come down to this: Bobby and Chase detail their respective top 10 games of 2017 (and as a bonus, we’ll even read a few from some dude named Johnny.) Everything is on the table. Is Bobby’s list really as predictable as it seems? How many Fire Emblems made Chase’s list? What is everyone’s #1? Listen in and learn on this GOTY edition of The Casual Hour!