Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers

Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers

Hosts Andrew Kimball and Dylan Wren explore the world of video games from the perspective of average video game players. The goal of this show is to shine a light on awesome people in the gaming community while also diving deep into some of our favorite games. Do you enjoy playing games on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, PC, or even physically on a board? Love getting lost in massive role playing games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? How about overcoming challenges in games like Dark Souls or Bloodborne? Or even competing in your favorite sports game like MLB The Show or Madden? And don't forget the colorful and vibrant worlds of Mario and The Legend of Zelda! Then give Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers a listen and let us know what you think. Stay Friendly, Gamers!


September 18, 2023 104 mins

Joe Sommer stops by the neighborhood to help Andrew and Dylan break down the newest game from Bethesda, Starfield! On this episode the crew discusses their history with Bethesda games including Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3, Fallout 4 and more! Then they dive into their spoiler-free impressions of the first new intellectual property from Bethesda Softworks in 25 years, Starfield. 

They talk about what they like and what they...

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Aubrey and Abi Kimball stop by the neighborhood to chat about the games they've been playing! The crew discusses a ton of games including Texas Chain Saw Massacre (which we played with the guys from The Wait For It podcast), Man of Medan, LEGO Harry Potter, Sea of Stars, Lifeline, and more!

Opening Question - 02:09
Main Topic Starting with Man of Medan - 06:16
Texas Chain Saw Massacre - 21:06

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Andrew and Dylan look back at games that they are nostalgic for or games that defined their childhoods. They examine if these games hold up today and if they are worth going back to. They also discuss nostalgia in general and try to determine what causes them to have such strong feelings for these games. 

They also discuss the recent announcement of Assassin's Creed: Jade and the fact that it is a game you are meant t...

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On this episode of Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers, Andrew and Dylan talk about gaming slumps and how each of them deal with them. The rest of the episode is dedicated to talking about the games they've been playing lately and it's quite a list. Andrew has played Mafia: Definitive Edition, the DLC for Marvel's Spider-Man, Kingdom Come Deliverance, and more. Dylan has been playing Everspace 2, Red Dead Online, Assas...

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In this episode of Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers, we dive into the captivating world of board games. Join us as we discuss the fascinating dynamics between video game adaptations and traditional board games, the significance of themes in board game choices, and the allure of games that offer asynchronous mutual success.

We delve into the power of themes in board games. We share personal experiences with titles like Wingspan, whe...

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In this episode of Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers, Andrew and Dylan tackle the prevalent issue of toxicity in the gaming community head-on. Exploring the psychology behind toxic behavior, they discuss the Dunning Kruger effect and its influence on negative comments. 

Navigating the online realm, they examine the internet's contribution to negative behavior and comments, fueled by anonymity and the allure of hot tak...

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August 7, 2023 81 mins

Delaney Wren stops by the neighborhood to help the guys break down Diablo IV.  Diablo IV is a 2023 multiplayer-only action role-playing game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the fourth main installment in the Diablo series.Players create a character from one of five playable classes—Barbarian, Druid, Necromancer, Rogue, or Sorcerer—and use their skills to complete quests through combat.
Staple features r...

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Jared Moss, the host of the Play Along Podcast stops by the neighborhood this week for an interview! He, Andrew and Dylan discuss the struggles of having a book club style podcast along with the importance of finding a community that can help you grow.
They also talk about Death Stranding and speculate on what the sequel could look like. Jared shares some of his most anticipated upcoming games along with other fascinating tidb...

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Dylan is back and ready to share his thoughts about the games he's been playing. Games like Exoprimal, Diablo 4, Deep Rock Galactic and more! Andrew has been enjoying Final Fantasy XVI, Diablo 4, and has played a couple other games as well. They also break down the new Xbox Gamepass Core which will be replacing Xbox Live Gold this September. 

Xbox Live is Dead - 02:35
Giving The Vale a Shoutout - 1...

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On this episode Andrew is joined by two fantastic guests to talk about Marvel Snap! Jay Davis from Super Bracket Bros and Jon Haig from The Video Game Lounge stop by the neighborhood to share their expertise and opinions on this mobile and PC game created by Second Dinner and based around Marvel heroes and villains.

They break down how they got into card games and how they got into Marvel Snap specifically. Then they disc...

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Join Andrew and the incredible Katie Shesko, a speed runner and video game music enthusiast, as they embark on an epic journey through the captivating world of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Katie's passion video game music, and her love for Zelda shine through as they traverse the magical landscapes of Hyrule, explore the game's innovative mechanics, and share their thoughts on its predecessor, Breath of the ...

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On this episode we are honored to welcome Dylan and Dave from the Offshore Gamescast! Through their insightful reviews, they've become a beacon for gamers navigating through the tumultuous seas of rapid releases and colossal AAA games. The duo passionately tears into each game - its combat, storyline, and ultimately give it their final score. 

We delve into the challenges of content creation, their strategies to dodge...

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On this episode of Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers, Andrew and Dylan discuss their favorite announcements from the recent gaming events including PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Showcases. They cover a variety of topics such as their excitement for Dragon's Dogma 2, a new Nintendo 2D Mario platformer, a new entry in the Prince of Persia series, Spider-Man 2 gameplay, and more! They also express their thoughts on Disney'...

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Emily Bateman, host of Game of Groans joins us to talk about some of the games she's been enjoying lately. We discuss Disney Dreamlight Valley, Diablo IV, the Lies of P demo and much more!

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Are you ready for a breath of fresh air in the open-world gaming sphere? Join us as we embark on a captivating journey through The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, along with our good friend Joe. We uncover the innovative gameplay, open-world design, and the lasting impact this game has had on the industry. Trust us; you don't want to miss this adventure through one of the most critically acclaimed games of all time.

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June 5, 2023 120 mins

Andrew and Dylan take a look back at the year 2019 and right the wrongs of their original GOTY lists from that year. This is a beefy Level Playing Field throwback episode that we had a lot of fun recording and we hope you enjoy listening!

The LPF article that started all of this

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This episode the FN Gamers give their impressions of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Redfall. They also discuss, Ender Lilies, Sackboy's Big Adventure, Spider-Man, and more!

Time Stamps
Main Topic Starts - 10:53
Zelda Chat (BOTW and TOTK) - 11:36
Sackboy - 31:51
Ender Lilies - 34:16
Jedi Survivor Update - 39:16
Spider-Man - 40:52
Dylan's podcast games - 46:36
Redfall ...

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May 22, 2023 95 mins

Welcome back to the neighborhood and thank you for spending part of your day with us today. If you are a returning listener, thank you and welcome back. And if this happens to be your first episode, thank you and welcome to the show! On this episode we are talking about Star Wars Jedi: Survivor!

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is an action-adventure game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. A seque...

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Aubrey Kimball and Delany Wren stop by the neighborhood to talk about Cozy Games! What are cozy games? What are some of their favorite ones? Why does Disney Dreamlight Valley have such bad inventory management? All of these questions and more are discussed in the episode! Also, Dylan used the wrong mic input so forgive the audio but please enjoy the conversation!

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May 8, 2023 84 mins

This week the FN Gamers are talking about game mechanics that need to go away forever! The discord community also responded and shared their thoughts on this topic as well. If you wanna be part of the conversation, click the link below to join!

Time Stamps
14:34 - Main Topic
1:12:33 - Discord Responses

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