Back on our BS just in time for the holidays, after having been stunned into a faux-dairy coma for the past two weeks. Scott’s gotten his hands on exciting new space action game Chorus, the brilliant stealth tactics expansion Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun – Aiko’s Choice, and the somewhat controversial Battlefield 2042. Evan’s struggled to find and make time for games but he has some thoughts on Halo Infinite’s multiplayer mode, Death’s Door, and the new Rocket League Sideswipe.
We’ve been making Quicksave for a whole year! Who would have imagined we’d stick with it this long. Not us. We kick the show off with an extremely refined and elegant celebration worthy of only the wealthiest individuals before diving into two weeks worth of GAME CHAT CATCH UP. Scott’s got the skinny on Riders Republic, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Lovely Planet Remix, and Bright Memory Infinite. After the break, Evan has some spoiler-free wrap-up thoughts on Inscryption, brief impressions of the Elden Ring network test, and Halo Infinite‘s surprise multiplayer beta.
From the brilliant mind of Hugo Weaving, welcome to Mindjackery! We don’t know what this show is but you’re stuck in it now. It’s a bit early for Game of the Year talk around these parts, but we’ve got two strong candidates in this show that you probably should hear about. Scott has gone pedal to the medal with Forza Horizon 5, and Evan is utterly taken with (and by?) Inscryption.
Short play lists and sore throats are keeping this week’s show coming in nice and slim. Scott’s fanning the flames of Nuclear Blaze, a hidden gem from one of the creators of Dead Cells that you simply have to play, and he’s learned to enjoy cleansing his palette with Wind Peaks, a lovely hidden items game that’s sure to please fans of Where’s Waldo and Where’s Wally alike. Evan has finished Metroid Dread, and everything you’ve heard about it is true. He’s also been dabbling in the afterlife in I Am Dead, and things are really heating up in Lost Judgment.
Welcome to spooky month, in which we are required to do silly spooky bits and you are required to listen and pretend to enjoy them. Also, spooky games! Scott’s been playing Back 4 Blood and shares what it’s like to get back in the saddle with this spiritual successor to the beloved Left 4 Dead franchise, and he’s hyping up Circuit Superstars, the micro-machines like arcade racer with surprising depth. Evan’s been having a frightfully good time with Metroid Dread, even if it is a little uneven at times.
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.