Podcasts

Quicksave 029: The Temperature One

Jun 11, 2021

Scott has been playing one very bad game and one very good game and we bet you won’t be able to tell which is which! Listen to him talk about Open Country and NINJA GAIDEN Master Collection to play along and test your wits! Evan’s spent some more time with Stonefly, which he’s enjoying but is rapidly upstaged by his gushing about Powerwash Simulator. Scott breaks down all of the big Battlefield 2042 announcement details, and we share our favorite highlights from the Summer Game Fest Kickoff. ALSO SEND US SOME DANG EMAILS ALREADY.

Quicksave 028: Lots of Balls Being Thrown at You

Jun 04, 2021

Scott’s back on that Astro Aqua Kitty jam now that it’s out on Steam and guess what, he still likes it! Scott has also played a whole lot of Warzone with the shiny new John Rambo and John McClane cosmetic items and we talk about the merits of the various styles of Battle Royale offered up by Warzone and Apex Legends. Evan’s sampled Stonefly, the new very chill forested action adventure title from Flight School Studio, and he’s revisited FEZ on the Switch, one of his greatest gaming loves of all time. We dip into Knockout City, the new dodgebrawler from EA, break down some gaming news and announcements from the past week, and finally end on an email that results in discussion that would have been great fodder for Jack Thompson and Joe Lieberman alike maybe fifteen years ago. Sorry fellas, you had your chance!

Quicksave 027: Tug of Winch

May 28, 2021

Scott’s been getting in deep with BIOMUTANT and despite what you may have heard, he thinks that game is pretty alright! Evan has some wrap-up thoughts on Resident Evil Village and we get into big time spoiler territory so watch out if you haven’t played yet and want to save the big turns for yourself. Both of the guys have tried out the fun yet easily broken enigma that is Hood: Outlaws & Legends, and all is not well in Nottingham Forest. Finally we wrap up with some quick fire news items about Phantom Abyss, the Unreal Engine 5 technical demo, Uncharted 4‘s imminent PC release, and some late breaking but very solid Nintendo Switch “Pro” rumors, and finally things wrap up with a short trip to the mail bag.

Quicksave 026: Be Fit For The President

May 21, 2021

This week on Quicksave, Evan is rocking a new keyboard with switches that might be too fancy, and he’s played a whole lot of Resident Evil Village and has a big spooky castle full of thoughts about it. Scott’s been playing the PC release of Days Gone and shares his impressions, along with his take on SnowRunner, the follow up to MudRunner (the follow up to SpinTires). There’s some rare breaking news about a brand new TimeSplitters game being announced, we dig into Elite Dangerous’ newest expansion, Odyssey, and then we take a trip to email town to reminisce about our favorite weird video game accessories.

Quicksave 025: Some Asshole Space Whale

May 14, 2021

This week on our TWENTY FIFTH EPISODE, Scott’s been playing the hex’ed up 3X city builder Before We Leave, both of the guys cannot put down Arenas mode in Apex Legends, except for when Evan can’t tear himself away from Judgment on the PS5. This is rather timely given the announcement of its upcoming sequel, Lost Judgment, which is just one of the several news items discussed along with Ubisoft’s future F2P plans, all-but-certain upcoming Battlefield 6 announcement, and the also soon to be released RTX 3080 Ti from Nvidia.

Quicksave 024: 5000 Whatever the F*** Bucks

May 07, 2021

Scott’s got a pocketful of games to chat up this week, including the PC port of Skate City, the old favorite Mad Max, and the new old business Wolfenstein: Blade of Agony, a fan-created original Wolfenstein campaign running in GZDoom. Evan’s got his Monster Hunter “Minute”, and some thoughts on Judgment for the PS5 and why it might be his favorite Yakuza series entry. The guys also dig into Apex Legends’ Legacy update, the Resident Evil Village demo on PC and what the implications are for the game on that platform, and some Sony-related news. Finally, after we pay our respects to Giant Bomb’s departing staff, we settle in for the Ultimate Snack Bracket Spectacular, a face-off of snack foods for the ages.

Quicksave 023: The Battle of Watercress Sandwich

Apr 30, 2021

Buckle up, buckle up, buckle up! The show is in FINE form this week. Scott played lots of the Chivalry 2 closed beta and has much to say, and possibly even more to say about the much maligned Fast & Furious Crossroads. Evan has been dabbling with parts of the PS4’s legacy catalog, while also making time for the Resident Evil Village Castle demo, and of course, the Monster Hunter Rise update. We’ve got some brief chit chat about recent gaming news, and we dive into our impressions of Hazelight’s previous co-op focused title, A Way Out.

Quicksave 022: More Books Gets You Closer to a Personal Pan Pizza

Apr 23, 2021

Scott kicks things off talking through his experiences with two games that aren’t bad but also aren’t great, Crash Dive 2 and MogoGP 21. Evan has some follow-up thoughts on Oddworld Soulstorm (and why it probably isn’t for him), and both of the guys have a whole lot to say about Capcom’s timed demo strategy for Resident Evil Village (spoilers: we think it’s super dumb). Then it’s off into news and current events land where the discussion explores Sony’s recent missteps with the PS3 and PS Vita marketplaces, the recent incident of Grinding Gear Games dealing with an internet troll levying false claims while pretending to be a disabled gamer, and we explore the nuance of some remarks about supporting games financially from John Garvin (director of Days Gone and Syphon Filter). It’s Big Takes Week on Quicksave, so buckle up for a lot of impassioned discussion.

Quicksave 021: You Want a Platinum Medal, Don’t You?

Apr 16, 2021

Saddle up for another week of Quicksave. Scott’s been catching up on his backlog with Aqua Astro Kitty and The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark. Evan’s got Oddworld: Soulstorm impressions and he STILL can’t put down Monster Hunter Rise (which is getting to be a problem). The guys share final thoughts on It Takes Two, and discuss some highlights from this week’s Nintendo Indie World Showcase.

Quicksave 020: Let’s Get Rid of Time

Apr 09, 2021

Be careful, we’re getting TOPICAL this week. After some focused conversation about the real issues, Scott shares his closing thoughts on Watch Dogs Legion AND Breathedge, both of which he just finished! Evan’s got more nuanced takes on Monster Hunter Rise and some initial impressions of Yakuza 6’s PC release. We’ve got Kojima rumors, Apex Legends rumors, and so much more! And of courseā€¦ Meatloaf.

Quicksave 019: A F***in’ WonderSwan

Apr 02, 2021

Scott’s been playing Eggcelerate, The Fabled Woods, and Evil Genius 2; Evan’s all in on Monster Hunter Rise and talks about its player accessibility; we have LOADS of nice things to say about It Takes Two, a game you should be playing right now. And, this week we’ve traded out the Fast Food roundup for a video game quiz that’s sure to delight and surprise!

Quicksave 018: I Hate Ate It

Mar 26, 2021

Adios, friendos! Scott’s been playing Adios and the extremely popular Minecraft Dungeons, and Evan is pretty much only playing the same things all the time, so we hope you like regular check-ins on Valheim and Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Also Evan is finally on the Little Nightmares train, so hurray for that. We’ve got some discussion about Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Pacific Rim: Uprising, and silly sketch comedy shows on Netflix. But most importantly, please stick around for the debut episode of our fast food mini-podcast at the end of the episode. I hate to say it but this may be some of the best radio we’ve done. Beep boop, gotta go, see ya!

Quicksave 017: A Finite Supply of Ghosts

Mar 19, 2021

We got Warlords, we got zombies, we got Yakuza, we got vikings! Yeah we’re basically checking all of the important content boxes to deliver you a show with enough variety to guarantee there is something for YOU, dear listener! Come listen to Scott talk up (and down) about Stronghold Warlords and Stubbs The Zombie! Thrill as Evan talks about Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s PS5 release and Valheim, two games you’ve heard him talk about a lot already! Enjoy some news blurbs and our first ever corrections email, which we read but do not accept under any circumstances.

Quicksave 016: Everybody Shang Tsung Tonight

Mar 12, 2021

Across the nation, around Outworld! Scott’s been making the rounds on his backlog and has some parting thoughts for Nioh 2, and lots of praise for Hero Siege and Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath. Evan’s fallen deep down into a bottomless pit of viking survival, and talks about why Valheim is such a great survival game. We have some reflections on the WandaVision finale, and make the news rounds on a few items, including Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda. Finally, we may have been stumped by an email? Uh oh.

Quicksave 015: Russian Space Hearse

Mar 05, 2021

Scott’s got some praise for Breathedge, and he has a check-in on the state of Rainbow Six Siege in its sixth year. Evan really needs to unpack Maquette, and he has some reflections on Spider-Man after seeing the credits roll. The guys peel the bloom-ridden veneer off of Halo 4 to get at the meat of it, and then we’ve got SERIOUS business to discuss with Frogwares’ Sinking City woes, Criterion being called up to help finish Battlefield 6, and some tasty fresh Switch refresh leaks. Plus! Wandavision finale predictions!