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61 minutes | Sep 26, 2016
How To Get Into Tabletop Gaming – Random Encounter #039
What We’re Playing This Week: Landon: Pokemon TCG Jon: WoW: Legion Bonita: WoW: Legion How to get into tabletop gaming: On today’s episode we discuss how each of us got into tabletop gaming, what are some good starter games to introduce to your friends as well as a few of our favorite games in the genre. How would you get someone into the wonderful world of tabletop gaming? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
49 minutes | Sep 19, 2016
Favorite and Worst Boss Fights – Random Encounter #038
On this weeks episode Landon, Jon and Matt discuss boss fights! We chat about our favorite and least favorite boss fights over the years of gaming. We also discuss if modern gaming even NEEDS boss battles anymore. What are your favorite and least favorite bosses? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
55 minutes | Sep 12, 2016
Gaming With Your Significant Other – Random Encounter #037
How do you game with your significant other? Do you think it is necessary? On this episode we discuss how and why we game with our significant other! Do Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
51 minutes | Sep 5, 2016
Gaming As Kids – Random Encounter #036
What We’re Playing This Week: Landon: Final Fantasy XIV Jon: Super Smash Bros 3DS Seth: Overwatch Gaming As Kids: How has our gaming trends changed over the years? We discuss the types of games we LOVED as kids but have a hard time getting into now as well as the games we enjoy as adults that we would have hated as children. What are some of your childhood gaming memories? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
71 minutes | Sep 5, 2016
How Do We Value Games? – Random Encounter #035
Today we chat about the value of games. What do we look for in a game, how much we're willing to spend on a game and whether or not that price determines our expectations for that game. What's your thoughts on the value of games? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
70 minutes | Aug 23, 2016
The Dangers of Hype – Random Encounter #034
Hype in the video game world is a very real thing. We've all fallen prey to it a time or two, so how do we deal with it? We break down some of the games that we were let down by and some of the games that somehow lived up to the hype. What are your stories? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
53 minutes | Jun 28, 2016
No Man’s Sky DELAY & Favorite Sci-Fi Games – Random Encounter #033
No Man's Sky was unfortunately delayed, so in turn we speculate on what that means for the game. Could they be adding in last minute additions? Was the game just not living up to the hype? We break down our theories, but what are yours!? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
99 minutes | Jun 14, 2016
E3 2016 Special! – Random Encounter #032
E3 is upon us! It's that wonderful time of the year, the Christmas for gamers, E3. On this episode we break down everything that was announced at EA, Bethesda, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Sony and the first half of Nintendo's E3 showings! What was your favorite announcement, most surprising showcase and most disappointing moment? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
49 minutes | Jun 7, 2016
Flow State or Auto-Piloting in Video Games – Random Encounter #031
Some people call it ‘Flow State’ and some people call it ‘Auto-Piloting’. This is when your reflexes just take over and you get into a groove. What are some of those gaming experiences you’ve had and do you actively seek them out? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
56 minutes | May 31, 2016
Make Sonic Great Again – Random Encounter #030
On today's episode the guys discuss everything related to the Sonic video game series. What made them special, what made them drift from popularity and discuss how to make Sonic great again. What is your favorite Sonic game and how would you make the franchise great again? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
61 minutes | May 24, 2016
Gaming Features ALL Games Should Have – Random Encounter #029
What We’re Playing This Week: Landon: Uncharted 4 Jon: Kerbal Space Program Matt: Rocket League Gaming Features That All Games Should Have: On today’s episode the guys chat about what features some games have that all games should now incorporate. These can be small features that are easy to implement or can be large scale additions that require more effort. What are some of the features YOU think that all games should include? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
63 minutes | May 17, 2016
Managing Our Gaming Backlog – Random Encounter #028
On today's episode the guys chat about their gaming backlog. How did we get such a backlog and how do we manage it? We're really curious about you, the listener, and how you manage your backlog as well. Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
72 minutes | May 10, 2016
Is VR The Future of Gaming? – Random Encounter #027
On todays episode the guys discuss VR is all of it's forms currently on the market. We've had a chance to experience Google Cardboard, Gear VR and the HTC Vive. How do each of these compare, and what do we see for the future of gaming? What has your experience in VR been like? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
54 minutes | May 3, 2016
How to Save Microsoft – Random Encounter #026
On todays episode the guys discuss how to save Microsoft! Micosoft's XBOX One is selling exceptionally well, but is still being outsold by Sony's PS4. How can we help bridge that gap? The guys discuss XBOX One's launch, where they are currently and what they can do in the near future. How would you save them? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
87 minutes | Apr 26, 2016
How to Save Sony – Random Encounter #025
On todays episode the guys discuss how to save Sony! They may not be in a financial point that needs saving but there are still plenty of ways they can improve, so today the guys break it all down. They may or may not get into a few arguments along the way. How would you save them? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
79 minutes | Apr 19, 2016
How to Save Nintendo – Random Encounter #024
On todays episode the guys discuss how to save Nintendo! It’s well known that Nintendo is no longer doing as well as they have in the past and many people are expecting them to go the way of Sega. Collectively we want to see them succeed, so here are our ideas of how to save Nintendo! How would you save them? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
92 minutes | Apr 12, 2016
Does Steam Deserve All Of Their Good Will? – Random Encounter #023
On today's episode we discuss Valve and their business of Steam. We will talk about how it all started and why the internet always considers them "Good Guy Steam." Does Steam deserve that good will or should we re-evaluate how we feel about Steam? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
69 minutes | Mar 15, 2016
What’s The Price of Mystery? – Random Encounter #022
On today's episode we discuss the change in gaming coverage over the past 20+ years. It used to be normal to walk into a store and not know a ton about the video game you will be picking up, and now you know more than you'd probably want in many ways. What are the pros and cons, and what games do you want to keep a little mystery?
68 minutes | Mar 8, 2016
We Cast the Legend of Zelda Movie! – Random Encounter #021
On today's episode we play Hollywood casting agents! We cast our perfect blockbuster, Hollywood version of The Legend of Zelda. We break down our picks for story, director and actors for all major roles. Do we take it seriously? Listen to find out. We want to know who you would cast and if we were right or wrong in our chosing! Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
71 minutes | Mar 1, 2016
Why We Podcast – Random Encounter #020
On todays episode Jon and Landon chat about why they podcast. They break down their favorite shows, inspirations and methods for recording video and audio podcasting. From pointers, tips and lessons they’ve learned to just plain dumb shit that’s happened over the years. What podcasts do you listen to, and do you podcast? Let us know on Twitter @The_SaveState.
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