Video Games 2 the MAX

Video Games 2 the MAX

Video Games 2 the MAX is the official Games podcast of and also appears in video form on the W2M Network Youtube channel: ( as well. Two longtime veterans of Games Media, Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison get together to talk about everything involving Video Games each week, which includes the games they are playing or reviewing, all the big news of the week in gaming, a special topic, and even some Entertainment stuff too. All from the viewpoint of both writers and gaming consumers. The show is recorded live on Sunday nights and then appears on-demand via podcast soon after that. You can check out Sean and the LWOG Gaming Staff's reviews over at: You can also check out reviews done by Marc, Sean, and others over at: You can also follow each of the guys individually on Twitter @W2MSean, @humanityplague, the entire network @W2MNetwork, and LWOG at @LWOGaming.


June 4, 2023 62 mins
This week, Sean is joined by the head man at Keith Mitchell, as Keith gives his thoughts and impressions of the newly released Street Fighter 6. How does it stack up to SFV? Does it bring back the glory of the series? How's the World Tour Mode? And is it something that can bring in newcomers?

Also, Summer Games Fest looms on the horizon as it begins this week with not only the SGF Showcase itself, but...
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Sean is joined by Jordan Andow, a game developer and game journalist for The Outerhaven and soon also of Analog Stick Gaming in discussing their thoughts on the highly criticized PlayStation Showcase. Does it really deserve all of the "disappointment" discourse? Did everyone just get overhyped? Or is it a case of Sony setting too high expectations? We also give out some of our favorite games from the showcase as well.

One game t...
Sean is joined by Jeff Young, Reviewer and Owner of Analog Stick Gaming, (which you can check out at ( Jeff gives his thoughts on Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and another game he's playing called Showgunners as well.

There's a PlayStation Showcase happening in a matter of days and both of them give three major predictions for the show, along with some hopes and dreams for it too.

The duo also gets ...
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Perhaps the biggest release of the entire year is finally here! @TheOuterhaven's Scott Adams (find him on Twitter: joins Sean to discuss his first impressions of Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, thoughts on what's being done to all of the Korok's, and of course if this is the correct way forward for Link and company in the future.

Although there are some other Nintendo news bits to get to, The E...
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Sean is joined on this week's Video Games 2 the MAX by Andrew Orozco of the Duosense Podcast and, to discuss Star Wars Jedi Survivor, Redfall, the fallout for Xbox and what it means for the future, and also PlayStation's future as well.

You can check out Andrew's podcast on Spotify: and Apple Pods:
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Sean is joined this week by the host of another W2M Network pod, Chapter Select's Randy Isbelle to discuss the CMA blocking the Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard Merger, the Super Mario Bros. Movie passing the $1 Billion mark globally, the disappointing issues with Star Wars Jedi Survivor, and several other topics.

The guys have also played some games with Sean diving into the newly released story DLC, Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Futur...
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This episode was originally recorded on 04/25/23. Apologies I'm putting it out late on the audio side. I (Sean) had to work a lot this last week...

Well, it has officially begun the gaming calendar is getting clustered again and it will remain that way for the foreseeable future as major heavy hitters release alongside indie darlings, and at times, even all on the same day.

Dead Island 2 is the first of those, and the long-delayed g...
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With the big controversy of the week still looming concerning the upcoming Redfall, Sean and Marc discuss if it is ok to release a new game AAA game at 30 FPS? Or does it always have to have the 60 FPS option.

The Super Mario Bros Movie has stuck around for another week at #1 passing $700 Million at the worldwide box office and breaking more records. Surely, $1 Billion is firmly in its grasp, but how far could the Nintendo flagship ...
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While we don't have any new games to discuss this week, Sean and Marc saw a certain box office smash on Sunday (The Super Mario Bros Movie) that they'll have some NON-SPOILER thoughts on for this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX.

Yes, the long-awaited Super Mario Bros film has been released and it has broken quite a few records in its wake. Sean and Marc discuss why they enjoyed the film, Sean's experience watching it in 4DX, and t...
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It's another week in video games, which means another episode of Video Games 2 the MAX.

Well, the inevitable has occurred, pretty much as soon as we posted last week's show, SEGA, and Tencent also announced they were not going to E3 2023 and it didn't take long for organizers Reed Pop to release a statement definitively canceling the gaming industry event for this year. Can we officially call E3 Dead? Is there really a place for...
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With GDC 2023 and PAX East 2023 in the rearview mirror, there's been plenty of announcements coming off the heels of those events taking place such as Counter Strike 2, Sonic Origins Plus, and a dark TMNT game based on the Last Ronin comic too?

Not to mention, Blizzard put out two versions of a Diablo IV beta, which Marc played, and he has some thoughts on the game that is a little more than three months away from launch.

The UK's ...
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On a week that is kind of lite on actual gaming news, Sean and Marc have quite a few video games to discuss on this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX.

Marc has been playing WWE 2K23, how is it compared to last year's game? What about the John Cena showcase and My GM Mode? And what's with this crazy version of the WWE roster that's in the game?

Sean has also put about 10 hours into Octopath Traveler 2 and gone through several Chapter...
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We have a guest on this week's Video Games 2 the MAX, as Kyle Simcox writer from (@TheOuterhaven) joins Sean and Marc to give his review of the PlayStation VR 2. He's also been playing Wild Hearts and Hogwarts Legacy too.

Sean has initial impressions on Oni: Road to be the Mightiest Oni and he has final thoughts on A Space For the Unbound after beating the game. Also, he enjoyed the RE 4 Remake Chainsaw demo too. ...
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Final Fantasy XVI received big previews, and a new Dragon Ball Z Tenkaichi and Elden Ring DLC were announced since the last show, so that means Sean and Marc have plenty to discuss on this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX.

While Marc ponders what could be in the Elden Ring DLC, Shadows of the Erd Tree, Sean wonders if Final Fantasy XVI will sell the outrageous numbers that Square-Enix desires by going full Action RPG and finally sh...
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Sean and Marc go through another week in Video Games with both having early impressions of Like a Dragon: Ishin and the retail version of Theatrhythm Final Bar Line. Does Ishin continue the fun and crazy legacy of the other formerly Yakuza games? Does the Samurai aspect translate to more than just fans of the series? How much of an entry point into the wide world of Like a Dragon is this?

Sean also has some early thoughts on the co...
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Well, it is again that time of the week for a new Video Games 2 the MAX. Sean and Marc discuss some of the games they’ve been playing, what’s in the news and more.

Sean has put a chunk of time into Wanted: Dead the newest title from developers behind two of his favorite franchises, Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive. Should this be another celebrated title from them? Or is it more of a misfire? The truth lies probably somewhere in the ...
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On the latest episode, Sean and Marc are joined by Jens Dietrich as he gives his thoughts and impressions of his time with Hogwarts Legacy. Does it live up to the hype brought on by the mammoth franchise? Is it unique for fans of the series? Could non-fans play it as well? Jens answers these questions, and much more.

(* Writer's Note: We are fully aware of the issues brought on by the creator and author of the Harry Potter IP agai...
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Sean and Marc are back with a two-part episode of Video Games 2 the MAX.

On Part 2, Sean's been playing the newly released DEMO for the upcoming Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line. How does the former handheld-only Final Fantasy Music game translate to TV-based consoles? Has anything changed with the gameplay in the transition? And is it still just as fun as the previous games?

Marc has played about 15 hours of Forspoken and he has some t...
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Sean and Marc are back with a two-part episode of Video Games 2 the MAX. On Part 1, the guys delve into the Xbox Developer Direct and discuss what was announced, what they liked and maybe weren't so hot about.

Plus, Sean played the shadow-dropped, HI-FI Rush and absolutely LOVES It! He discusses his first impressions of the game, what makes it stand out, and why it could wind up as one of the best games of 2023.

Marc has been playi...
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Yeah, it's almost the middle of February, so what? Better late than never right? Sean and Marc with a little help from regular guests of the show bring you our 25 Best Video Games of 2022.

Will it be Elden Ring or God of War Ragnarok taking the crown? What about other major titles from the year such as Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Horizon Forbidden West, and Vampire Survivors? Will a Pokemon game actually make it in? There are so many...
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