Video Games Weekly

Video Games Weekly

Paul Charchian talks about the week in gaming in the latest installment of Video Games Weekly.

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July 20, 2021 42 min
Charch and Andy are in studio, they dive head first into the Steam Deck, and mention Death’s Door and Nickelodeon All Star Brawl.
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Charch and Andy are in studio, they dive into Battlefield 2042, Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and they talk to the Director of Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Greg Lobanov.
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July 6, 2021 45 min
Charch and Andy are back in studio for the first time in 16 months! Your calls all show long with topics including Oculus, Blue Max, Slay the Spire, Escape from Tarkov and more.
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PS5 owners get, arguably, the best game for their new system: Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart. This new installment showcases many of the PS5's special abilities. Reiner highlights some of the biggest stories of E3, including Elden Ring, Breath of the Wild 2, Starfield, and Metroid Dread.
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June 2, 2021 45 min
The iconic Bioshock series will be expanding with a new, fourth chapter. Charch and Reiner break down everything we know about Bioshock 4, including some rumors and educated guesses. They also break down Sony's new 19 minutes of gameplay from Horizon Forbidden West which appears to push the PS5's hardware to new depths.
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The week's biggest release was supposed to be the anthropomorphic action-brawler Biomutant. But instead, little-heralded Knockout City steals the show. Knockout City is a pickup-and-play team-based dodgeball game and it's already boasting over 2M players. We break down both games along with celebrating the 5th anniversary of Overwatch.
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Mass Effect is one of the greatest RPG trilogies of all time. Charch and guest co-host Brian Shea debate whether the remastered Legendary Edition warrants another purchase. They also provide a lengthy preview of Mario Golf, the forthcoming arcade golf game from Nintendo. Lastly, they preview Dying Light 2, the sequel to the popular zombie-blasting parkour mashup.
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Reiner loves Resident Evil: Village. Charch finds it slow, boring, and tedious. Listen to our review of RE:VIII and decide if it's right for you. We both agree that Subnautica: Below Zero is a beautiful game of exploration and crafting in a frigid underwater landscape. This sequel expands on the already-terrific gameplay of the original Subnautica with a powerful narrative and improved mechanics. Lastly, we salivate over the ...
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Reiner and Charch break down Returnal, the eerie roguelike shooter exclusively on the PS5. The brilliant game sets a new high water mark for it's genre, offering amazing graphics, action, narrative, and replayability. Also, they cover the new normal, $70 games--is the price tag justified? Battlefield 6 information is expected this week, and they discuss expectations for the next entry in the long-running series. And lastly, Rei...
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April 21, 2021 49 min
For the first time, Xbox owners get to play the best baseball game ever made. It's MLB The Show, previously a PlayStation exclusive. Reiner breaks down this year's iteration of the game and discusses all the new features, including the ability to be a two-way player. Charch breaks down the disastrous hardware shortages for PC gamers. And they also cover the 10 year anniversary of one of, arguably, the best action-puzzle gam...
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We've been playing video games in dungeons. We've been killing dragons. But there's been very few officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons games...until now. We preview the three D&D games that are in the works. Plus we hit on the new PS5 and PC exclusive Forspoken, talk through the latest rumors about the Switch Pro, and we dig into the Game Informer magazine cover archives.
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Reiner and Charch break down the media reports of the new Switch hardware. Do you want a bigger screen and 4K support? Oculus Quest owners get a full segment of discussion about the best Quest games--and there's a LOT of them! Lastly, Reiner divulges a ton of info about the upcoming game Deathloop by Arkane Studios.
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Nintendo shows off its next Pokemon game, Pokemon Legends: Arceus. It's the first 3D open world game in Pokemon history. Plus, Activision continues to amaze us with the quality and speed of their Call of Duty offernings, including the brand new Outbreak mode. Charch and Reiner break down two indie games, Littlewood and Curse of the Dead God.
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Sony finally lifts the curtain on its PS5 VR headset and we share our hopes for it. Reiner urges Switch owners to get the shockingly good Ghosts and Ghouls remake. Local author Nick Nelson talks about the 25 head-to-head battles that shaped the history of video games in his new book Versus (VersusBook.com).
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February 17, 2021 51 min
Charch and Reiner break down the "new" Super Mario 3D, a remake of the Wii-U game that pretty much everyone missed. Breakout hit Valheim appears to have found a niche of exploration, combat, survival, crafting and village-building. And lastly, Reiner gives us reason to look forward to spring with a bevy of new games we'll be seeing in the next few months.
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February 9, 2021 51 min
College football is back! Charch and Reiner break down the future of EA's college football game. Spooky split-screen game, The Medium, has wildly varying reviews--we break down one of the winter's most divisive games. And we geek out with excitement for the remastered Mass Effect: Legendary Edition.
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January 25, 2021 46 min
Video games have frequently used movies for inspiration and we've got new games coming featuring Indiana Jones and the Star Wars universe. But, increasingly, video games are being turned into movies and TV shows. We highlight the seven gaming franchises being brought to your television set.
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January 12, 2021 48 min
We've got better game ideas than many of the development companies! Reiner, Charch, and Sam Charchian put their heads together to talk through the games that need to be made.
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January 5, 2021 50 min
Reiner and Charch talk through their most anticipated games for 2021, and somehow Baldur's Gate 3 wasn't mentioned. That's not okay. They also offer six predictions for things they want to see in 2021, including the Switch Pro.
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December 30, 2020 47 min
Reiner reveals his top 10 games of 2020, with one absurd omission for which he abdicate his role at Game Informer...or at least stop letting Charch write these descriptions. Also, we break down the fallout of the Cyberpunk 2077 controversy.
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