Shenanigans! Evan burns a good ten to fifteen minutes* talking about desk setups and cable management before we finally get into VIDEO GAMES. Scott’s been spending time with Far Cry 6 and everything you’ve heard about it is true. Evan is falling in love with Lost Judgment (surprising nobody), and the guys discuss Alan Wake Remastered, which is another discussion that has an outcome you definitely will not predict.
*I don’t actually listen to this thing so I’m not sure
The Fall release tidal wave is crashing on the shores of Saving Content, but we are prepared with steeled nerves and finely adjusted gaming chairs. Scott kicks us off with more Diablo II: Resurrected, because it is in fact that good! He also shares his opinions on Hot Wheels Unleashed, a strong contender for best new arcade racer, and then the guys take a deep dive into Amazon’s new MMO, New World. Later, Evan shares early impressions of Lost Judgment and a quick hint of what TOEM is all about.
Scott’s gone wings-on with SkateBIRD, a Tony Hawk-alike that’s full of charm but fails to stick the landing, and he’s gone back to Tristram to rescue Deckard Cain once again to celebrate Diablo II: Resurrected, which is both new and shiny and very much still Diablo II. Evan’s been dipping into the font of gaming goodness that is the year 2017 with further adventures in Outer Wilds, and then he desperately tries to explain why 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is so amazingly good without being able to say anything specific about it.
Happy First Day, everyone! Evan and Scott sit down to dedicate a full episode to Arkane’s big new hit, DEATHLOOP. It’s hard to say how many times we’ve had this conversation by now, but it still feels as fresh and exciting as ever. We break down what DEATHLOOP is, all of the things that make it tick, and all of the reasons why we adore it.
Scott’s been playing a real mixed bag of games recently, and he would love to tell you all about them! Comanche (yes, that Comanche), Maneater: Truth Quest, and Dice Legacy have all been on his mind and I bet you can’t which of them is good and which ones are not. Evan’s finally wrapped up Arkane’s 2017 hit Prey, he’s spent more time hitchhiking in Road 96, and is exposing his full anime fanboy status in exploring 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
We didn’t take a break, YOU took a break! While you were gone, Scott’s checked out Aliens Fireteam Elite, Myst (the new one), Twelve Minutes, and Golf Club Wasteland. Evan decided that since you were on a break, he would take one too, but he did spend some time with Psychonauts 2 because he’s a stand-up dude. And, we have a double-size mailbag!
We’ve got a short, sweet, succinct show for you this go ’round! Scott talks about the latest season of Warzone and taking a trip down memory lane with Quake. Evan’s been playing the new narrative adventure game Road 96, and is experiencing the joys of late game power imbalances in Prey.
We’re coming in hot with fresh takes on some very new releases, FINALLY. Scott’s all over Death’s Door and Bless Unleashed, AND some hardware reviews. Evan’s been fully immersed in Axiom Verge 2, and he’s at last dipped into Returnal to see what the fuss is about.
The Summer lull continues, and both Scott and Evan find themselves bouncing around between a number of different games. We dip into mini breakdowns of The Ramp, FF7 Remake INTERMission, and Pokemon Unite, but this week’s primary focus is on the ongoing saga at Activision Blizzard and the breaking reporting about Fullbright’s toxic workplace culture at the hands of its founder. Fear not, we wrap up on a sweet note with a King-sized Snack Bracket Challenge: Candy Bar Edition.
The new release drought continues but is starting to subside, and Scott is digging into SkyDrift Infinity (which is kind of new but also not), and there’s some excited discussion about new studio Neon Giant’s cyberpunk twin-stick shooter ARPG The Ascent. Evan has finally finished Final Fantasy VII Remake and we get into spoiler town to discuss the things that make the game great and the choices that could set future installments up for great success or major letdowns. There’s a ton of news to run through this week, starting with the #ActiBlizzWalkout, continued supply issues for gaming consoles and graphics cards, pre-orders of Panic’s Playdate going live, some PS5 beta firmware goodies, and our favorite things from the Annapurna Interactive showcase. Phew.
It’s that dang July games drought, so this week we’re splitting the difference between games played and industry news, which there is absolutely ZERO shortage of. Scott shares his thoughts on Urban Trial Tricky Deluxe Edition, and Evan has a Final Fantasy VII Remake check-in. We dive into hard into Valve’s new Steam Deck, chat up some hot new Elgato peripherals, there’s a Resident Evil Village patch to fix the DRM shenanigans, and Amazon’s New World MMO is frying video cards*. Also, a very exciting first email from somebody other than Saving Content’s own Ed Acosta!
*At the time of recording, only 3090s had reported issues, but now multiple models from Nvidia and AMD are confirmed.
After a week off, we have returned to tell you all of the things you need to know about video games! Seriously, if it’s important, we’ve got it covered. Scott’s been playing Boomerang X and F1 2021, and Evan has been discovering the joys of Arkane’s Prey (2017). We dig into some news with a freshness rating of “very fresh” to “looking a little stale”, and we’ve got a double header mail bag about the most contentious topic known to humankind.
Before diving into video games this week, we take some time to chat about the joys of moving house and the hot new theatrical release, F9! Eventually we meander our way over to the likes of competitive multiplayer games, and Scott’s new love affair with Yakuza 0 (much to Evan’s delight). Evan’s been checking out the No More Heroes remaster on Steam, and we review some news items from the past few days before sitting down and seeing just how well we really know each other. This won’t get uncomfortable at all.
We’ve barely recovered from the surprisingly overwhelming amount of news from E3 and we are back with a lighter, tighter, more focused package. Scott shares about his time with Aragami and Red Solstice 2: Survivors, and Evan has lots to say about FF7 Remake: Intergrade on the PS5. There’s brief discussion on Phantom Abyss, and a truly exciting new email fresh from the mail bag that has us back on our 90s sitcom nostalgia bullshit.
Scott and Evan sit down to talk about their week in video games, starting with impressions of Chivalry 2, the long overdue sequel to Torn Banner Studios’ breakout hit of *checks notes* 2012!? Scott’s been messing about with EXTREME-RANGE SNIPING in Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, and it is not exactly his favorite one of these types of games. Evan’s been fully immersed in the world of RGG Studio, having finally wrapped up his Yakuza: Like a Dragon playthrough, and immediately moving on to also complete the also enjoyable Yakuza spinoff game Judgment. (You should probably play one of these games, just saying.) Finally, we veer into E3 coverage and talk about the announcements that have us the most hyped in a year where the release schedule is lighter than usual.
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