45 minutes | Mar 29, 2017
Episode 6: Wii Won't Beat Chun-Li
As a special treat, today's episode is a throwback recording that was made a couple months before we launched the podcast. In Player Select, we discuss our predictions and hopes for the upcoming release of the Nintendo Switch. Bit from the Past has us looking back on the list of video games that we never beat. Either from distraction from a new game release or from the sheer frustration of not being able to defeat a difficult boss...we'll again someday Final Fantasy VIII. We close the show with a Party Chat highlighting our favorite female protagonist. From Princess Peach to Lara Croft, we reminisce on what first got us into loving these characters and how it evolved into an appreciation for playing as theses unforgettable heroines. Share your thoughts in the comment section on if any of our early predictions of the Nintendo Switch ever came true, what game bested you or you regret never completing cause a new game came to town and who is your favorite female protagonist.
60 minutes | Mar 22, 2017
Episode 5: Subscriptions Can't Scare The Hype Train
On this episode of the Couch Jockeys, we launch the show with a Player Select about Microsoft's new subscription service, Xbox Game Pass. In comparison to PlayStation Now, what will this service provide that Sony doesn't and what could we look forward to once this service becomes available. (at mark 3:48) Today's Bit From the Past is a nostalgic journey into our favorite survival horror games. It goes without saying that Resident Evil will be apart of the discussion but you'll want to hear what other titles we mention. Especially those you may have forgotten about. (at 15:51) We close the show with a Party Chat on games that were sold to us by word of mouth or received high critical ratings to be one of the best games available. But, in the end it did nothing but bring us frustration. (at 39:28) Let us know in the comments section if you see yourself subscribing to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass service, what is your favorite survival horror game and what game was sold to you as hype and never delivered.
54 minutes | Mar 15, 2017
Episode 4: Virtual Reality is for Rich Kids
On this installment of the Couch Jockeys, Player Select has us exploring the necessity of VR for the gaming community. Is it a fad like the Power Glove or will it change how we view games into the near future. (at mark 2:33) Today's Bit From the Past is all about stealth gaming. Whether it be Syphon Filter, Mark of the Ninja, Hitman or Manhunt, they come in all shapes and sizes. We go through some of our favorites and toss in some games you wouldn't consider to be a stealth game. (at 15:46: Closing the show is a Party Chat about gamer rage. We've all been there, seconds away from angling your car in the right direction as you launch in the air to knock that soccer ball into the goal and suddenly your teammate knocks you out of the way to gain all the glory...talking about you Rocket League. It can come from an opponent, teammate or NPC but we've all at some point found ourselves pissed at a game. (at 34:37) Reply in the comments section on your feelings on the future of VR gaming, what's your favorite stealth game, and what gets on your nerves as a gamer.