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CORE - Core Gaming for Core Gamers

English, Gaming, 1 season, 364 episodes, 3 days, 12 hours, 22 minutes
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Not just another Heroes of the Storm show / podcast. Hosted by podcasting vet, Scott Johnson, Jon Jagger and Beau Shwartz. Weekly, on the frogpants network.
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CORE 422: Smells Like E3

A massive look at the massive list of games talked about at Summer Games Fest, Xbox Showcase, PC Gaming, and Ubisoft Forward. We break down our most anticipated, and how this "non-E3" time of year stacks up to the years of yore. Plus all the usual stuff. Come for the games, stay for the Lake Runs! GAMES PLAYEDSCOTTMinishoot AdventureSKALD: Against the Black PrioryThe new SP model from Ambernic, thx to Brian Dunaway!JONMetal Slug Tactics DemoElden Ring prepping for the DLCFinal Fantasy XIVBEAUDOOM Eternal Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/14/20242 hours, 48 minutes, 27 seconds
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CORE - Xbox Showcase as seen by Scott (audio verson)

Everyone else saw it, so this is me seeing it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/10/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 58 seconds
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CORE 421: CORE & Summer Games Fest 2024

Join Scott Jon and Beau as they see what this year's Games Fest has to offer. Full commentary here. If you prefer the video version, we will link to that as well below!Video: https://youtube.com/live/tKJEliODsOk?feature=share Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/7/20242 hours, 12 minutes, 6 seconds
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CORE 420: Can't Take It With You

Sony had a big State of Play, and we dissect it game by game. Plus, Black Ops 6 going day and date on GamePass. Playstation explaining the difference between their single player and multiplayer games on PC release schedule. We look at why Steam libraries will die with their owners. Riot has a price package that is a real riot. Dear Martha, and a text about being a late gamer on purpose. Plus loads more!GAMES PLAYEDSCOTTThe Rogue Prince of PersiaArchaeogemDarkest Dungeon IIRailboundAssassin's Creed OdysseyJONDuck Detective: The Secret SalamiFinal Fantasy XIVBEAUHeroes of the StormFabledomWoW SoD addons game Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/1/20242 hours, 27 minutes, 39 seconds
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CORE 419: No Sale!

There's a new study saying we are less interested in deep strategy games. Let's dig through that a bit and see what makes sense. Also, we played a load of games. (see below for more.) MS trying to buy valve rumors is horse poop. Arrowhead saw a big change this week, all in service to players according to the CEO. Fortnite is getting all kinds of Fallout stuff, and possible Mad Max stuff, maybe even today. Your emails and texts and lost more on today's CORE podcast!GAMES PLAYEDSCOTTRise of The Tomb RaiderArctic EggsStarted FabledomJONFinal Fantasy XIVBEAUMullet Mad Jack finished!WoW SoD, SC2, played some Heroes of the StormGot phished! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/25/20241 hour, 56 minutes, 8 seconds
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CORE 418: Loot Too Point Oh

We have some cool giveaways today, so get ready for that! Also, Dear Martha tackles gaming controversy. Plus Square is going full multi-platform, Tomb Raider is coming to TV, Assassin's Creed Shadows officially coming this year. Capcom is working on a remake of RE1 again. Sony did the thing we all thought they did with Helldivers 2. Frustrated devs on Steam, and your texts and emails and more!GAMES PLAYEDSCOTTInstruments of DestructionGenopanicAnimal Well(More F4, Diablo IV, Rotwood, Farm Together 2, and Cyberpunk)JONVampire Survivors - Operation Guns DLCDiablo IV - Loot 2.0 againAnimal WellBEAURotwoodMullet MadjackTerra Nil Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/17/20242 hours, 33 minutes, 58 seconds
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CORE 417: Industry Flux

These layoffs and closures at Microsoft, affecting studios like Arkane Austin and Tango Gameworks. The silence from Phil Spencer raises questions about the future of AAA gaming and highlights the negative impacts of industry consolidation, a topic that Ybarra has also commented on, albeit controversially. Helldivers 2 drama ends, kind of, and new inductees into the Video Game Hall of Fame. The upcoming Rogue-Like DLC for Wildermyth and the discontinuation of sharing Nintendo Switch screenshots to Twitter. Your texts too! GAMES WE PLAYEDSCOTTV Rising 1.0Farm Together 2Rusty's RetirementMore fallout 4JONCyberPunk 2077Animal WellBEAUHades 2Manor LordsWoW, BG3, etc. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/10/20242 hours, 28 minutes, 33 seconds
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CORE EXTRA: The MS Layoff and Shutter news

Some quick early thoughts about this messy mess we call the gaming industry. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/7/202417 minutes, 51 seconds
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CORE 416: Whatever, Todd.

Las Vegas happened and there were rad arcade games there. Also DnD sessions with newcomers. Jon airs his thoughts on the potential demise of console gaming despite minimal research. New PSN requirements for Helldivers 2 and Todd Howard's comments on speeding up the release of major Bethesda titles. Listener emails and texts and more!GAMES WE PLAYEDSCOTTFallout 4Monster TrainDelta emulation on the roadFeed The KrakenJONStellar BladeA little Fallout 4CyberPunk 2077Pokemon LeafGreen on DeltaBEAUManor LordWoW SoDBG3 Multiplayer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/4/20242 hours, 36 minutes, 16 seconds
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CORE 415: Kenzera Ask You A Question?

Where did that beard go? Also, people should use Delta. The one on your phones. :) Should Bethesda get a pass for bugs 8 years on? Dear Martha is back! Blizzcon is NOT happening this year. Xbox is making a branded Quest VR unit. Yoshi P is done with dark fantasy. Samus almost made it into Fortnite. Calls, emails and more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/26/20242 hours, 24 minutes, 45 seconds
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CORE 414: Falling Out and Falling Back In

So it turns out Fallout on TV is rad, and we have lots of thoughts, with ZERO spoilers. As a result, some of us delved back into Fallout 4 and 76 with a weird twist. Also, confirmed leaks about PS5 Pro specs and PlayStation's new PC trophy feature this week. Todd Howard says "no dates" on Fallout 5. Hades 2 had a big test. Golden Axe gets animated at Comedy Central. Heist 2 is here to make us happy. Your texts too! And some calls on the other side.GAMES THIS WEEK:SCOTTAll the Fallouts, especially 76Final Fantasy 14Buckshot RouletteJONSpell RogueBalatroNeiR ReplicantBEAUNo Rest For The WickedStarcraft 2WoW SoD BG3 Multiplayer Run Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/19/20242 hours, 22 minutes
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CORE 413: Merlwyb Bloefhiswyn Called

Lots to discuss and none of it has to do with girls faces. Time to highlight BAFTA Awards Winners, the Fallout TV show's critical acclaim, and Microsoft/Blizzard's new deal with Netease, despite previous breakdowns. We hit on the absence of Dead Space 2 Remake and the reasons why, the pricey Ubisoft SW game, and Microsoft/Xbox's progress on their next console. Seems like that thing is full steam ahead. Listener emails and texts, including recommendations for Blood Bowl 3 and excitement over Slay the Spire 2's announcement. And more! (Dear Martha too!)GAMES WE PLAYED THIS WEEKSCOTTDead Island 2Final Fantasy 14Spell RogueBalatroHotwheels 2JONNieR ReplicantFortniteGranblue Fantasy: RelinkBalatroBEAUWorld of Warcraft phase 3- Scored Sul'Thraze the Lasher on day 2- Sunken Temple- Much more WoW biz Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/13/20242 hours, 7 minutes, 18 seconds
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CORE 412: The Six Year Itch

What to do with a Sonic balloon. The dominance of older games in recent research is a little eyeopening, raising questions on innovation and project impacts. "Dear Martha" delves into gamer drama, while BAFTA polls honor Lara Croft. Notable points about System Shock remake update and some other side news. Plus, emails and texts!WHAT WE PLAYED:SCOTT GAMESDarksidersDarksiders IISongs of ConquestAFK JourneyJON GAMESMore No Man's Sky, Baldur's Gate 3, WWE 2K24, and Helldivers 2Dragons Dogma 2Final Fantasy XIV's XVI eventLegend of Korra in FortniteBEAU GAMESSolo Adventures in HearthstoneShogun ShowdownSpellRogueFights in Tight SpacesGriftlands Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/5/20242 hours, 44 minutes, 28 seconds
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CORE 411: Dogmatic Devotion

The whole world seems to be playing Dragon's Dogma 2, but not us. Wonder what's up with that! Also, we've a discussion about Phil Spencer's concerns regarding the gaming industry growth and Xbox's strategy shift. Interesting stuff. Other news includes Stardew Valley's revived success, Take 2 acquiring Gearbox, and Relic becoming independent again. Emails clarifying male anatomy terms and a text suggesting a new co-op game, "Plate Up!", and a giveaway of a Mobius Gaming Laptop from DogHouse Systems! SCOTT PLAYEDLightyear FrontierDying Light 2: Stay HumanSerious start to Crusader Kings IIIThe System Shock remakeAnd some usuals.JON PLAYEDBaldur's Gate 3No Man's Sky new updateBEAU PLAYEDStarcraft 2 Coop commandersWoW ClassicHL2 in VR! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/20242 hours, 21 minutes, 27 seconds
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CORE 410: More For Sweatys

Ubisoft unveiled an AI-driven virtual assistant, offering visual and audio features. And it kinda sucks. Scott explored "Lightyear Frontier" and "Enslaved: Odyssey to the West," while Jon enjoyed "Civilization VI" and "Baldur's Gate 3." Beau made progress in "Like A Dragon" and tried "Timberborn" and "Plunderstorm." Blizzard's WoW Battle Royale mode, BG3 news, and Stardew Valley's record-breaking update. Also, Margot Robbie plans a Sims movie, while Nvidia predicts AI-generated games within a decade. Emails and texts and more!SHARED PLAYRavenswatchSCOTT PLAYEDLightyear Frontier (Gamepass, Steam)Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (Steam)Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Steam...insanely on sale)(more BORE Blasters...so hooked...and other stuff from last couple weeks)JON PLAYEDCiv 6Baldur's Gate 3BEAU PLAYEDPlunderstorm (wow)Classic WoWTiberbornLike a Dragon Infinite Wealth Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/20242 hours, 31 minutes, 37 seconds
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CORE 409: Very Very Pretty

On this episode of CORE: The woes of moving house. Scott got a Playstation Portal and is excited about several games including Unicorn Overlord and Granblue Fantasy Relink as a result. Jon has been busy moving but has also been playing WWE 2K24 and building FROG Wreslting 2.0. Beau has been playing WoW, FF7 Remake/Rebirth, and Spider-Man 2. We get breaking news about a PS5 Pro rumor. In the news, the controversy surrounding the recent release of STAR WARS™: Battlefront Classic Collection, the surprising success of Sea of Thieves pre-orders on PS5, and the announcement of Summer Games Fest. They also discuss the passing of Dragonball Z creator Akira Toriyama. The episode ends with a listener-submitted dad joke and some calls and stuff!SCOTT GAMESThe Playstation PortalUnicorn OverlordGranblue Fantasy RelinkBORE BlastersHonkai Star RailJON GAMESWWE 2k4BEAU GAMESWoW SoDFF 7 RemakeFF 7 RebirthSpider-Man 2 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/16/20242 hours, 13 minutes, 44 seconds
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CORE 408: Earnest Cheese

The Microsoft Partner Game Stream revealed several new games including Unknown 9: The Awakening, a magical adventure set in India, and Alters: All By Myselves, a creepy survival game. Existing franchises like Final Fantasy 14 and Stalker are getting new content or remasters. The stream also showed footage from upcoming games like Frostpunk 2 and a Persona 3 remake. The crew discusses what they've been playing this week, including Scott's retro trip on GBA and where that led him into Anime game town. Beau's adventures in FF7 Rebirth and Helldivers 2, as well as wow. Other news includes the addition of mechs to Helldivers, a new Fallout trailer, and Ghosts of Tsushima coming to PC. Plus your calls! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/20243 hours, 4 minutes, 56 seconds
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CORE 407: Lay Off the Layoffs

It's DUNE II week, and we are excited! Sony and EA are the latest to impose some fairly hefty layoffs and we spend some time talking about the games that got hit along with the people. Plus what some smaller studios are planning to do. Theres more to talk about with Helldivers II and what might be next. Plus, Jon has an answer to the Balatro controversy. The games we played, plus Epic hackers, GameScent and Inkbound nearly cooked! Emails and texts and more!SHARED PLAYHelldivers IISCOTT PLAYEDTales of AriseRegency Solitaire IIMore No Man's Sky, Balatro, and AC: Black FlagJON PLAYEDBalatroDark Forces RemasterQuickies: Pacific Drive, No Man's Sky, & Deep Rock Galactic: SurvivorBEAU PLAYEDLast EpochWoW SoD Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/20242 hours, 36 minutes, 45 seconds
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CORE 406: Tonight We Dive In Hell

Debate on Sonic vs. Mario for kids' toys. A LOAD of games we played (see below). CORE Crush - Co-Op Edition this week! Other news covers the surprise launch of Dead Island 2 on Game Pass, Elden Ring DLC details, the release of the first Borderlands trailer, and Enshrouded reaching 2 million in sales. Texts, voice mails and more!SHARED GAMESHelldivers IILast EpochBalatroSCOTT GAMESGeometry SurvivorsNo Man's SkyJON GAMESWWE2k3 and Frog WrestlingDeep Rock Galactic: SurvivorBEAU GAMESWoW SoD Phase 2 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/23/20243 hours, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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CORE 405: The Tournament Times

Microsoft is expanding its gaming reach by releasing four Xbox titles on other platforms, including Hi-Fi Rush, Pentiment, Sea of Thieves, and Grounded. Furthermore, Diablo 4 will join Game Pass on March 28, marking the beginning of Activision Blizzard games on the service. Microsoft emphasized the need to evolve for long-term success, reassuring the commitment to Xbox hardware. We talk about it. The show's break features a Valentine's Day-themed game, "CORE Crush." Other news includes Sony following Microsoft in cross-platform game releases and Diablo's $30 portal pack. Nvidia briefly became the world's third-largest company, and the FCC bans AI voice generation in robocalls. The episode concludes with listener correspondence discussing Palworld's automation element. And more!SHARED PLAYDeep Rock Galactic: SurvivorSCOTT PLAYALL the Unreal TournamentsWH40K: DarktideThe Mobius MachineBlack SkylandsBEAU PLAYHelldivers 2 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/20242 hours, 47 minutes, 56 seconds
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CORE 404: Bring The Big Guy

To start, elite controller takes more damage than a toe when dropped on a hard floor. Darktide and the Tribes III demo were great for all of us. Scott played Unreal Tournament 99 and Hellcard. Jon played Rotwood, Star Trucker, and Lightyear Frontier. Beau explores Stormgate's open beta demo, prompting a return to Starcraft 2 co-op commanders amidst the World of Warcraft Shadowlands Phase 2 launch. Rumors of Microsoft Xbox going 3rd Party, a unique Baldur's Gate 3 completion by Proxy Gate Tactician, Disney investing $1.5 billion into Epic for a "persistent universe," and Tencent reportedly developing an Elden Ring mobile game akin to Genshin Impact. Core-Spondence promising an intriguing voice mail on the history of dead presidents in office. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/9/20242 hours, 42 minutes, 4 seconds
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CORE 403: The Guitar Hero We Need

In the latest Sony State of Play, notable announcements include a Metal Gear-like game from Kojima called PHYSINT, a bizarre trailer for Death Stranding 2 featuring puppets and guitar battles, and the stealth launch of Silent Hill: The Short Message, described as a short experimental free-to-play game introducing newcomers to the Silent Hill universe. A remake of Until Dawn for PS5 using Unreal Engine 5 was revealed, and Team Ninja's Rise of The Ronin received a more in-depth look. Other highlights include Metro Awakening VR for PSVR2 and Ken Levine's new game JUDAS, which carries a Bioshock vibe. News about The Suicide Squad, World of Warcraft Classic's GDKP ban in Phase 2 of SoD, the cancellation of Deus Ex by Embracer Group, and the upcoming Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor on February 14th. And your feedback!GAMES WE PLAYED TOGETHER:More Sea of Thieves!Like a Dragon: Infinite WealthGAMES SCOTT PLAYED:Lil' GuardsmanMonster Sanctuary)Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney TrilogyAnd more Forbidden WestGAMES JON PLAYED: Boxes: Lost FragmentsBlazBlue Entropy Effect FROG Wrestling returned yesterday! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/2/20242 hours, 38 minutes
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CORE 402: We're All Pals Here

Massive layoffs hit the industry, affecting Riot Games and ABK post-Microsoft merger. Notable departures include Mike Ybarra and Adham, with Blizzard canceling a survival game and outsourcing customer service. Concerns arise about Blizzcon's future. The Palworld vs. Pokemon debate unfolds, with accusations of imitation and AI stuff. Scott explores Forbidden West and Timberborn, Jon finishes Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Beau engages in TTRPG "Order & Defiance" and ENSHROUDED. Calls and emails and texts too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/27/20242 hours, 31 minutes, 27 seconds
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CORE 401: Old and New at the Same Time

GTA 6 is now the second-most viewed game trailer on Youtube. Meanwhile, the Microsoft Developer_Direct '24 event unveiled exciting updates, including Obsidian Entertainment's Avowed coming in the fall, Ninja Theory's Senua's Saga: Hellblade II arriving on May 21st, Square-Enix's Visions of Mana (first new game in 15 years) in the Summer, Oxide's ARA History Untold with mechs and crafting in Fall 2024, and MachineGames' Indiana Jones and the Great Circle set for 2024. Other notable mentions include Diablo IV season 3 details and concerns about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Voice mails and texts too! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/19/20242 hours, 3 seconds
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CORE 400: Rock & Stone & Gold Splatter

How games positively impact work and life patterns, especially Shapez. We played Deep Rock Galactic, with Scott immersed in Horizon Zero Dawn and ChillQuarium. Jon explores Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Final Fantasy X, and Sea of Stars, while Beau tries out MythForce and delves into VR with Dungeons of Eternity. "Dear Martha: This Day in Gaming History" and highlights news like Brian Cox narrating Tekken's story and updates on Final Fantasy XIV's Dawntrail Expansion. The new PS5 controller version and Season 2 casting for The Last of Us. Insights from a listener about Steam's private games functionality and a gameplay leak for Wolverine, along with a science question! And loads more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/12/20242 hours, 58 minutes, 25 seconds
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CORE 399: Princess Slayed

Square-Enix's plan to implement "aggressive use of AI" in 2024. We have thoughts. Square-Enix's lack of details in their announcements is a problem. Games we played this week were: Shapez, Horizon Zero Dawn, Slay the Princess, Red Dead Redemption II, WoW and Shadows of Doubt in VR. The "Dear Martha Reddit Review" segment explores a breakup over a favorite game insult. Other news includes a 13-year-old beating Tetris, Mickey Mouse going public domain for a horror game, Jack Black voicing Minecraft Steve, Guardians of the Galaxy free on Epic Games, a Heroes of the Storm remake mod, and a City of Heroes private server receiving an official license. Shoutout to a creator, Michael Betts, for his game "Tower Song"!! Emails and calls too!GAMES WE PLAYED THIS WEEK:SCOTTShapez (complete obsession now, cant stop wont stop)Horizon Zero Dawn (yeah, you heard me)(just started Pizza Tower)JON: Slay the Princess - Finished itRed Dead Redemption IIStacklandsQuickies: Baldur's Gate 3, Sea of Stars, Final Fantasy X, Yakuza: Like a DragonBEAUWoW SoD continuesShadows of DoubtVR: Dungeons of Eternity with Crofton Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/5/20243 hours, 10 seconds
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CORE 398: 2023 And Me

Well what do we have here? Our year-end MASSIVE round up of the best games of the year, including a load of categories you won't find anywhere else. Check the RSS feed or Patreon for a FULL text list of the games we covered. Can you guess our number one? Listen and find out!Group Category #1 - Most Anticipated Games of 2024: Scott: Space Marine II Shapez 2 Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League Jon: Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Dragon's Dogma II (Honorable Mention: Hades 2) Beau: Like A Dragon 2: Infinite Wealth Hades 2? FF7 RebirthGroup Category #2 - Biggest Surprises of 2023: Scott: Robocop Death Must Die The Finals Lethal Company Rogue Trader Jon: Remnant 2 RoboCop: Rogue City Bang on Balls Death Must Die House Flipper 2 Beau: WoW SoD Dead Space Remake was actually really good AR is better than you think (Quest 3 is awesome) M$ actually bought ABK WoW SoDGroup Category #3 - Best Non-2023 Games of 2023: Scott: Mark of The Ninja GW2 WoW: Dragonflight Jon: World of Warcraft - Retail, Classic, & Hardcore Octopath Traveler Transformers: War for Cybertron Beau: Yakuza: Like A Dragon Darktide StacklandsThe CORE Crew's Top 5 Games of the Year: Scott: BG3 Phantom Liberty (yes it counts) Starfield Sea of Stars Diablo IV Jon: Baldur's Gate 3 CyberPunk 2077 w/ Phantom Liberty Final Fantasy XVI Resident Evil 4 Remake Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Beau: Baldur's Gate 3 Dead Space Remake Like A Dragon: The Man Who Erased His Name Wartales Diablo 4CORE's 2023 GAME OF THE YEAR: Baldur's Gate 3 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/29/20232 hours, 35 minutes, 24 seconds
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CORE 397: Touching in Space

Steam Year in Review highlights gaming experiences, shared by Scott, Jon, and Beau. And we played The Finals, Lethal Company, and House Flipper 2 together. Scott played Warhammer 40k: Rogue Trader and An Arcade full of Cats. Jon delves into Bang on Balls, Death Must Die, WWE 2K23, and Fortnite. Beau conquers WoW SoD BFD, VR adventures, BG3, and Diablo 4 winter event. Dear Martha: Steam Reviews! Other News: Bobby Kotick's departure, Insomniac's leaks, Steam's profile game hiding, and Sony's 50m PS5 sales success. Oh and the WoW 2024 roadmap is out and it's kinda great. Your calls and more!SHARED PLAY:The FinalsLethal CompanyHouse Flipper 2SCOTT GAMES:Warhammer 40k: Rogue TraderAn Arcade Full of CatsJON GAMES:Bang on BallsDeath Must DieWWE 2K23FortniteBEAU GAMES:WoW SoD BFDVR: Asgard's Wrath 2VR: Arizone Sunshine 2VR: Lego Brick TalesBG3 Multiplayer ContinuedD4 Winter Event Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/22/20233 hours, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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CORE 396: Study for Finals

Old gaming pleasures when your sick! Plus we do a Disco Elysium contest today! The big Day Before mess. The aftermath drama of the Game Awards. Twitch getting into and then out of the boobies game. E3 is dead...for real this time. Dyson Sphere just got a HUGE patch. And here are the games we played this week! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/16/20233 hours, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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CORE 395: Awarding The Awards

All the announcements, all the reveals, and all the commentary you can stand from the CORE crew! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/8/20233 hours, 55 minutes, 33 seconds
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CORE 394: Headcrab Support Specialist

Our ongoing World of Warcraft adventures, Guild Wars 2, Wildermyth, and StarCraft 2 campaigns. Upcoming game news, such as a massive Baldur's Gate 3 patch and Remnant 2 on Game Pass. Netflix gaming acquiring the GTA Trilogy and briefly touch on Fallout coming to Prime. Listener email praising Warcraft Rumble's early gameplay but expressing frustration with the difficulty spike at level 50, raising concerns about the impact of microtransactions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/1/20232 hours, 31 minutes, 23 seconds
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CORE 393: Suck is Forever

Welcome to CORE, where we could do the Konami Code in our sleep. Scott Johnson, Beau Schwartz, and Jon Jagger here. Playing a clip about microtransactions from an ex-Blizz guy sets the tone. The main topic is yet to be revealed, but our week in gaming features an abundance of World of Warcraft, with Scott hitting new levels and Jon exploring new features. Scott enjoys Lil Gator Game and Wildfrost on Steam, while Jon dives into Super Mario RPG on Switch and Death Must Die. Beau covers Assassin's Creed Nexus VR, The Expanse, Sun Wukong in Ravenswatch, and Starcraft 2. The break teases news like Valve's Half-Life retrospective and Walking Dead Destinies hitting Xbox bestsellers. Space Marine 2 is delayed, and Eminem is coming to Fortnite. Core-respondence includes an email confirming Beau's insight and a text about scary games, mentioning Martian Gothic. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/25/20232 hours, 57 minutes, 25 seconds
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CORE 392: An Honor Just To Be Dominated

The Steam Deck 2.0 is a hot topic today. The main discussion revolves around Game Awards nominations like Alan Wake 2, Baldur's Gate 3, Spiderman 2, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Wonder, and Tears of The Kingdom. Our gaming week features WoW discussions, including a creative solution for Jon's night-time gaming issue. Scott delves into Diablo IV and Backpack Hero on Steam, while Jon shares WWE 2K23 highlights and a Nintendo Switch mystery game. Beau recaps a hardcore WoW Saturday and achievements in Diablo 4 and Like a Dragon Gaiden. Also there's news on Greg and Scott's Word on the Street debut, Baldur's Gate 3's physical edition, Dungeon Keeper 1's KeeperFX mod release after 15 years, Darktide's update, and Samwise Didier's retirement. A call about Inkbound's removal of micro-transactions and more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/17/20233 hours, 20 minutes, 57 seconds
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CORE 391: Back on The Meat Wagon

Greg Street doing something exciting! We spill some beans. How were our BlizzCon predictions? We find out. World of Warcraft: Dragonflight and Classic, Diablo IV, and Robocop. Scott high lights the indie game Ooblets. Jon shares experiences with Final Fantasy XIV, Fortnite, Powerwash Simulator, and previews Free-Per View 3 in FROG Wrestling. Beau talks about hardcore WoW, "For the King 2," and other games. "Dear Martha: Steam Reviews" segment, featuring a steamy review for Milfy City - Final Edition. Other news includes GTA VI's announcement, Nintendo's live-action Zelda movie, Valve's privacy update, and SteamDeck's OLED release. Texts and a call! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/20232 hours, 55 minutes, 49 seconds
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Blizzcon 2023 Opener with the CORE crew

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11/3/20232 hours, 15 minutes, 17 seconds
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CORE 390: RoboCon

BlizzCon 2023 predictions, including topics like WoW, Overwatch, Diablo IV, and potential new releases. This week's games, like Phasmophobia and RoboCop: Rogue City. Greg Street's new studio, Bungie layoffs and delays, Microsoft's ban on third-party controllers, and more. Emails and more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/3/20233 hours, 48 minutes, 49 seconds
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CORE 389: Wake Me Up, Alan.

The episode opens with a teaser about "ghostbeef" and the unveiling of Lilith statue names. The controversy surrounding "Cities: Skylines 2," as it's receiving mixed reviews due to its work-in-progress nature. The hosts discuss the merits of early reviews versus player feedback. In the "Our Week in Gaming" segment, titles like "Return of the Obra Dinn," "Marvel's Spider-Man 2," and "Diablo 4 S2 Season of Blood." The episode also mentions other news topics, such as the release of "Alan Wake 2," the status of "Squardon 42," and updates in "Heroes of the Storm." Additionally, there's news about "Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest London," a Marvel-Hasbro partnership for MTG cards, Twitch's rule changes, and more. Voice mails and more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/27/20233 hours, 7 minutes, 17 seconds
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CORE 388: Spiderphant

So which do we nab this week? "Super Mario Wonder" or "Spider-man 2"? We delve into the Microsoft ABK merger news. They highlight key points, including Kot-Dick's departure, Phil's plans for old IPs, and the delay of ABK games on GamePass. The hosts also share their recent gaming experiences, covering titles like CyberPunk 2077, Forgive Me Father 2, and Diablo IV. The episode includes a "Dear Martha Gameshow" segment and a listener's email about a new genre of multitasking games. Additionally, there's a heated discussion about Tim Hortons coffee. For reasons. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/20/20233 hours, 15 minutes, 10 seconds
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CORE 387: Tide Fresh

Game developers will be required to use two-factor authentication to update games on Steam starting October 24, 2023. This is to prevent malicious updates.Other news: John Riccitiello resigned as CEO of Unity Software. Diablo IV's second season is well-received. Sony unveiled a smaller, redesigned PS5 with a price hike. Meta Quest 3 launches on October 13, 2023.This week on Shared Play: Cyberpunk 2077, RAGE 2, and Darktide. Voicemails: More about Star Citizen and the way people talk in CP2077. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/13/20233 hours, 23 minutes, 1 second
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CORE 386: Pretty Sneaky

This week on CORE, we discuss a live-action Cyberpunk 2077 project by Anonymous Content, share their gaming experiences with Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, AC Mirage, and various other titles. They touch on Diablo IV coming to Steam, Naughty Dog layoffs, and Animal Crossing's Lego adaptation. A listener email raises questions about the $600 million development cost of Star Citizen, emphasizing the need to focus on real issues rather than the money spent. And MORE! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/6/20233 hours, 10 minutes, 55 seconds
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CORE 385: Turn Around

Cyberpunk 2077 has made a remarkable turnaround since its disastrous launch in 2020. The game has been patched and updated extensively, and it is now playing well on all platforms. As a result, the game has seen a huge surge in concurrent players, and it is now receiving 9's and 10's reviews from critics and gamers alike.The Core Crew discusses the game's turnaround and why it's worth playing now. They also discuss other news from the gaming industry, such as the departure of Sony chief Jim Ryan, the return of Chris Metzen to Blizzard, and the wave of layoffs around the industry. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/30/20233 hours, 19 minutes, 30 seconds
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CORE 384: Leaking

Xbox/Microsoft accidentally leaking a lot of information, including new console and controller designs, a courted Nintendo acquisition, and underestimating the value of Baldur's Gate 3. We played: Starfield, DOOM 2016, Persona 5 Royal, Mortal Kombat 1, Frog Wrestling, Cyberpunk 2077, Portal 2 VR Mod, and Farthest Frontier. Dear Martha! Switch version of Mortal Kombat 1 looking really rough, Netherrealm promising fixes, the good Baldur's Gate 3 memey song by Tom Cardy, Final Fantasy XIV getting official TTRPG books, Dead Space Co-Creator Glen Schofield leaving the new studio he helped form to make Callisto Protocol, Bluey the video game launching November 17, and Sea of Thieves adding private servers. Emails and more! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/22/20233 hours, 59 seconds
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CORE 383: DISUNITY

Turns out teens remain hooked on Fortnite, Minecraft, and sometimes Warzone. Unity's clash with game devs, featuring a statement from RedHook, the Darkest Dungeon creators. Unity hasn't backed down yet, sparking worries about costs for Sony and Microsoft. John Riccatello's problematic history (EA) is discussed. Devs are scrambling to switch to Unreal or Gadot engines. Also, check out Scott's top five core games on the "MORE CORE" video series. In "Week in Gaming," Starfield shines, and Fae Farm and WWE 2K23 are mentioned. They later explore Steam reviews and cover news like Sony's State of Play, Nintendo Direct focusing on Switch 2, Cyberpunk 2077's Phantom Liberty trailer, Apple's push for native gaming on new iPhones, Dune Spice Wars' 1.0 launch, and Xbox's GamePass CORE. We end with emails and texts, including a fan's "Oct-Beau-ber Fest" suggestion for Beau's full-time gig and someone confessing they've never played Half-Life 2. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/15/20233 hours, 39 minutes, 12 seconds
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CORE: Pre-Show Bonus Drop - Wars in The Stars

Last week's preshow for a little bonus content. No reason cept we think it was particularly funny last week, and thought you might enjoy the distraction. Have fun! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/12/202343 minutes, 36 seconds
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CORE 382: Dragon Beef II

The possibility of annual expansions in Diablo IV, drawing comparisons with other games that adopt this approach. Scott's fascination with Starfield, Jon and Beau's completion of Baldur's Gate 3, and their individual game choices like Xenotilt, WWE 2K23, No Man's Sky, Marvel Snap, and more. "Dear Martha," where they guess which Bethesda game various reviews are from. Additionally, they touch on news, such as Final Fantasy XVI's DLCs, Bethesda's plans for Red Fall, Crossplay in Baldur's Gate 3, YouTube's testing of playable games, and rumors about NintendoVR. Emails from listeners, including one praising the PS Portal and another commending Jon's passionate take on Starfield, suggesting he could be a great marketer for Bethesda. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/20232 hours, 57 minutes, 17 seconds
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CORE 381: Inflation Station

Jon and Scott watch movies as promised and have reviews. In the main topic, the discussion revolves around the significant price increase in PlayStation Plus subscriptions, causing discontent among users. The current and upcoming prices are detailed. A comparison to Xbox Game Pass price hikes is made, with some countries exempt from the PlayStation Plus increase. In the "Our Week in Gaming" section, Jon shares his progress in Baldur's Gate 3, as does Beau, while Scott talks about Sea of Stars and starting Starfield. More news about the state of Bioware's Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, Volition's closure, and Half-Life 2 getting ray tracing, and more. Question about Scott finishing Red Dead Redemption 2 and thoughts on RDR1's release for PS4 and Switch, with a desire for an official PC release. Lastly, there's a mention of a Grim Dawn DLC call, which we did not see coming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/3/20233 hours, 10 minutes, 17 seconds
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CORE 380: Pass The Baton

Spoiler-free Ashoka impressions. The PlayStation Portal, with details on its price, exclusive PS5 compatibility, battery life, and screen quality. We played Baldur's Gate 3, but not only that. "Dear Martha"! Gamescom highlights, Epic Games Store's offer, and Charles Martinet's Mario departure. Your calls and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/20233 hours, 20 minutes, 50 seconds
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CORE Special: GamesCom Co-Stream

Jon and Scott did a co-stream today, and wanted to give you all a chance to hear it or see it. Here's the video version. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/22/20232 hours, 10 minutes, 53 seconds
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CORE 379: Go Back To Camp

While walking the dog, someone found an old game manual in a bush. The controversy surrounding Overwatch 2 and whether harsh reviews are a fair way to address its issues. We discuss the games they've been playing, including Baldur's Gate 3, Ship Graveyard Simulator 2, BroForce Forever update, and Quake II Remake. We touch on other gaming news and upcoming releases. Listener feedback goes places today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/20233 hours, 38 minutes, 23 seconds
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CORE 378: Bar Raised

Video game portrayal in TV/film affecting enjoyment, followed by personal gaming updates, mainly "Baldur's Gate 3." We have TONS to say, so tuck in for lots of BG3 talk. Scott also talks "I Am Future," "Viewfinder," and "The Expanse." Jon discusses "FROG Wrestling Free-Per View 2," "WWE 2K23," "Transformers," and "Ori." Red Dead Redemption's high price, Papers, Please anniversary "demake," mixed "Atlas Fallen" reviews, Quake 2 Remaster release, discounted PS5 controllers, Stardew Valley cookbook, and refurbished Steam Decks. Yakuza Like a Dragon's controller choice for Beau is queried. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/11/20232 hours, 58 minutes, 25 seconds
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CORE 377: Thru The Gate

PC fan noise during gaming. Why? Discussing the 10 best selling games ever. Our Week in Gaming features our time with Baldur's Gate 3, and Scott's play of The Expanse and more. Jon talks about FROG Wrestling in WWE 2K23 and completing Remnant II. Beau completed Yakuza: Like A Dragon. "Dear Martha: The Game Show!" where they match Steam reviews to games. Other News includes Hades, Post Malone's One Ring card ownership, and Fantasian on Steam. Emails suggest Scott's nickname and choosing between PS Plus and Xbox Game Pass. And a lot more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/20232 hours, 50 minutes, 18 seconds
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CORE 376: Finally?

The popularity of Ambernic at a lake. News about Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest, including a new expansion called Dawntrail, collaborations, and a Fall Guys crossover. ExileCon reveals details about Path of Exile 2, its content, microtransactions, and gameplay improvements. We've been playing games, such as ESO, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Yakuza: Like A Dragon. Plus, The "Dear Martha: The Game Show!". Other topics like Assassin's Creed Mirage, Nintendo Switch 2, and Hasbro's lost games. Texts and emails and voice mails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/20232 hours, 39 minutes, 38 seconds
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CORE 375: Next Level Reached

In episode CORE 375, the main topic discusses a game dev's comment about not raising the bar on CRPGs with Baldur's Gate 3, sparking gamer outrage. The hosts share their gaming experiences, including Star Trek Online, Trails of Mana, and Yakuza: Like A Dragon. The show covers news about Overwatch 2, Bluey's potential video game, and the MS/ABK merger. The episode ends with fan correspondence and a listener's dream about the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/20233 hours, 19 minutes
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CORE 374: We've Had Our Phil

The latest updates on Microsoft's acquisition of ABK, with the judge approving the deal's progress in the United States. The FTC has appealed the ruling, and negotiations continue with the UK. If the July 18th deadline is missed, a significant fee will be owed to ABK, but an extension is likely as both parties want the deal to happen. Scott's current relationship with FF16 and his games of choice. Jon shares a video and a message to play, while Beau talks about playing as a rogue in Diablo 4 and experimenting with TaleSpire and Dungeon Alchemist. Player ruining thousands of hours of work in WoW, the endangered status of classic video games, the upcoming open beta of Palia MMO, and HBO's The Last Of Us receiving 24 Emmy nominations. There's also mention of a potentially interesting wrestling game called WrestleQuest. An email from a listener asks Beau about his opinion on Diablo 4, considering the time commitment required, and a text message wonders if the next Nintendo Switch will be a folding portable console, making it more appealing based on its smaller form factor. AND MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/20232 hours, 52 minutes, 1 second
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CORE 373: Statue of Limitations

This week Scott is OUT but that doesn't stop the CORE TRAIN as Beau and Jon talk about the Diablo 4 Season 1 announcement and Beau's Lilith statue confirmation. Jon goes deep on Final Fantasy 16, Frog Wrestling and produces an epic length Dear Martha that is not to miss. MK1 characters revealed! Nintendo has a new console called NX 2? BattleBit Remastered has sold 2 million units! Red Dead Redemption Remaster? The One Ring is Found in Ontario! Last of Us but Not the Last of Us! All that, other random conversations, your emails and texts, and SO MUCH MORE in an the usual XXXXL sized CORE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/20232 hours, 57 minutes, 1 second
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CORE 372: Diving With Dave

In this episode of CORE 372, the main topic is the early release of Baldur's Gate 3 on August 3 for PC, with a delay for the PS5 version to September 6. The developers aim to achieve 60 frames-per-second on PS5 and prioritize quality over rushing the release. The hosts discuss their recent gaming experiences, including Final Fantasy XVI, Diablo 4, and various Steam Next Fest demos. They also mention mods for games like Deep Rock Galactic and Crysis in VR. The episode features a game show segment called "Dear Martha," where they guess which game a review is about. They touch upon news about Microsoft CEO's stance on exclusives, Bobby Kotick's view on Gamepass, World of Warcraft Classic adding Hardcore Realms, the Steam Summer Sale, and BlizzCon 2023 ticket prices. Additionally, they receive an email addressing a discussion on Final Fantasy 6 and 7's merits. The episode concludes with news about a patron creating a hacked ROM of Super Techmo Bowl for NES, where patrons' names will be included in the game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/20233 hours, 4 minutes, 30 seconds
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CORE 371: The Clive Hive

Elderly couple discusses getting Starfield on gamepass. Main topic: Nintendo Direct announcements include Super Mario RPG remake and new Mario game Wonder. Patron question: Which game/franchise needs a new developer? Our Week in Gaming: Final Fantasy XVI, Diablo IV, FF7 Remake. Scott: FF7 Remake. Jon: WWE 2K23 and Steam Next-Festgames. Break: Dear Martha - Steam Magazine Review. Other news: Vamp Survivors co-op, Twitch content labels, xQc's streaming deal, Eve Online's Excel integration. Core-spondence: Diablo 4 discussion and Xbox's play anywhere feature clarification. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/20232 hours, 59 minutes, 52 seconds
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CORE 370: Now in 370 frames per second

In the latest episode of CORE 370, the hosts discuss the results of a poll on favorite JRPGs. They then delve into the Xbox Showcase, focusing on games like Starfield, Fable, Avowed, the sequel to Like a Dragon, Hellblade II, and Forza. They highlight that Starfield was shown in detail but will only run at 30fps on Xbox, and there is a high price for early access. In the "Week in Gaming" segment, Diablo IV, Super Mega Baseball 4, Dragon Quest 11, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Cassette Beasts, and various JRPGs from the '90s are mentioned. Individual hosts also mention playing Garlic on the Ambernic, checking in with WWE 2K23's FROG Wrestling, and discussing Final Fantasy XVI. The episode includes a segment called "Dear Martha: The Game Show!" where the hosts guess which games certain reviews are about. Other news topics include paying for PvE in Overwatch 2, potential microtransactions in World of Warcraft, the first look at Armored Core 6, a UI update on Steam, and reports of esports declining. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/20233 hours, 35 minutes, 42 seconds
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CORE Coverage of XBOX + Starfield 2023

CORE Coverage of XBOX + Starfield 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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CORE 369: Hot Gaming Summer

A LOT of talk about what showed up at Summer Game Fest! Plus, all the weeks gaming, which was a lot of Diablo and a few surprises. Your emails and marthas and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/20233 hours, 10 minutes, 47 seconds
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CORE SPECIAL: Summer Gamefest 2023 watch-along

CORE SPECIAL: Summer Gamefest 2023 watch-along Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 54 seconds
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CORE 368: Blood...is the key

Yeah, there's a LOT of Diablo talk on the show today, but not entirely, so hop in and see what the week in gaming did to the three of us and all of you at the same time. Or something that makes more sense. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/20232 hours, 30 minutes, 33 seconds
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CORE 367: Battle Passed

We sum up the BIG Sony presser today, as well as talk a bit about the Project Q they announced. Plus how violent is TOO violent when it comes to MK. Plus a LOAD of games we played this week. Other news of note and your feedback! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/20233 hours, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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CORE Daily: More Dead, More Daylight

CORE Daily is out, talking Dead by Daylight spinning out some more scary game goods soon, plus Nic Cage for some reason. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m2uiVbdfdQ #DeadbyDaylight Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/20234 minutes, 44 seconds
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CORE 366: Press 'A' to Whine

Steam Decks get looks in Vegas. Overwatch 2 gets some rotten news. Blizzcon lovers get some good news. Best video game food. All the games we played this week. Dear Martha. MK 1 is on the way. Lord of the Rings gets two MMO's. Your texts and messages too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/20232 hours, 46 minutes, 42 seconds
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CORE 365: Tears of The Blingdom

Sounds like Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is pretty damned great. Remakes vs new stuff debate! Jedi Survivor still impresses. All the games we played this week. Dear Martha! Tenacious D's new song about video games, called Video Games. Ed Boon being a little cagey. Diablo 4 server slam this weekend. Elden Ring sold a NYC worth of copies. The ROG Ally is out soon, and preorders are up! Emails texts and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/20232 hours, 13 minutes, 18 seconds
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CORE 364: Redfallen From Grace

Conversation about why there are SOO many bad PC ports lately of massive AAA games. Games we never finished but want to still. A load of new games this week. Dear Martha. Phil Spencer stuff. Blizzard and AI patents. FF16 getting banned in Saudi Arabia, and lots of email and voice mail stuff! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/20233 hours, 5 minutes, 55 seconds
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CORE 363: Drag Drop and Finger

Dungeon Murder is live at DungeonMurder.com! Also, Tron is harder now. The UK has blocked the MS/Activision Blizzard deal. Controllers and KB+Mice get in a fight. We know have a CORE and Frogpants fake wrestling team. Dear Martha! Twisted Metal show, Vampire Survivors gets a TV show, and Transformers has Unicron! Plus your calls, texts, emails, and MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/20232 hours, 59 minutes, 51 seconds
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CORE 362: The Kahboomers

Are idle games bad? Diablo IV got a big bump of new info and a new Beta weekend coming up! What game moments still with us forever. Lots of games discussed for the week. Unreccord looks unreal. Blasphemous 2 looks great! Sony aqquired Firewalk Studios. Gollum dev explains the pay for Elvish. How much is too much with Nintendo law suits. Your emails texts and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
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CORE 361: Bust Out Your Hota!

Did you know what the PS controller buttons mean? We do. Also, streaming your gaming in 2023, drug sims, Everspace 2, Wartales, Scarlet Tower, Hellslave, RE4, Sonic's murder, Diablo 2 R, Vertigo 2, Jedi Fallen Redhead, Tetris movie, Dear Martha, Redfall, PS+, Justice League delays, and WAY MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/20232 hours, 56 minutes, 15 seconds
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CORE 360: The Banana Has a 10 Hour Cooldown

Do you love Mario? People do, but critics, not so much. Sony is working on a new handheld, but maybe not the one you think. Unreal or Quake: The war is won! Lots of games played this week. Dark and Darker gets booted. FF Pixel remasters are a weird thing, but they are here. No Man's Sky gets more updates. Dear Martha and loads more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/20232 hours, 52 minutes, 8 seconds
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CORE 359: All Three E's Are Gone

E3 is ending, and we are here to talk about it. Some breaking news in there as well. Great questiona bout 10 to 15 man content in gaming. Resident Evil 4 Remake got a lot of talk today. Plus all the games we played. Dear Martha, Tears of the Kingdom details, Last of Us getting rammed in Steam reviews. Square doing NFT stuff again. PSVR2 is selling really bad. Polaris IS Witcher 4. Skyrim Chat! And lots of great stuff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/31/20232 hours, 56 minutes, 25 seconds
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CORE 358: Move Our Needle

A LOT of Diablo IV talk today, and what we think about the beta thus far. From story, to tone, to gameplay and way more. Also, games we played this week, along with more news about Counter-Strike 2, RE4R, Tax Heaven 3000, Sony's 2022 score, and LOTS more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/20232 hours, 38 minutes, 56 seconds
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CORE 357: Cool Dude Doing Cool Stuff

Ghostcrawler left RIOT. Yellow paint and tape in RE games, is it ok still? All the games we played, Dear Martha, Diablo IV beta tomorrow, Classic getting hardcore, Last of Us was GOOOD! Jay Wilson has plans! Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/17/20232 hours, 50 minutes, 21 seconds
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CORE 356: Penguins with Knives

Starfield got delayed again, but this time it should stick. We get into the whys and whats and what we want out of that game come Sept. Also, comfort games and which ones we return to over and over. ALL the games we played, plus a Dear Martha. Plus Suicide Squad delays, RE4 remake weirdness, Epic getting more indie friendly, PSVR2 reviews, Diablo IV and chicken, and LOTS more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/10/20232 hours, 52 minutes, 28 seconds
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CORE 355: A View of The Mushroom Kingdom

Befriending your angry Destiny friends. MS and the ABK stuff has a big update. What games were we good at first? Dear Martha! A LOAD of games this week. Bunch of Square news. Dead by Daylight movie coming. Jack Black got a little blue at the Mario presser. Your emails, texts, and calls and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/20233 hours, 9 minutes, 6 seconds
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CORE 354: Atomic Heart Attack

Ybarra brought more bad news to Blizzard folk. Chrono Cross Remaster is getting a patch and Jon is stoked. Civ 7 is happening officially. Sony State of Play was kinda what we thought it would be. MK 12 is coming this year. Dice winners! Suicide Squad will need an always-on network connection in single player mode. Hogwarts Legacy sold a TON of copies. New Castlevania and Metal Gear happening at E3 from Konami. Dear Martha! Your voicemails, texts and more! Plus EVERYTHING we played this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/20232 hours, 27 minutes, 30 seconds
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CORE 353: Bound in Ink

Overwatch made a dating sim? Weird. Also, PSVR2 and what the reviews are saying. All the games we played this week, plus Dear Martha, the Nier guy is making something weird, Venom joining the Suns, Forbidden West coming to Plus, Lord of the Rings is making 5 games, Tetris the movie, Red Dead gets museum treatment, Cocaine Bear gets a game and LOTS more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/20232 hours, 37 minutes, 10 seconds
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CORE 352: Dropping Prime

We break down the big Nintendo Direct, and what it means. Some big predictions for 2023. All the games we played this week, including a pre-alpha of Super Lake Runner. :) Dear Martha, calls and emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/20233 hours, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
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CORE 351: Haunted Laundry

On tap this week, lots of talk about how to do a remake right, in the form of Dead Space. Plus, is FF7 remake boring? Why programming for an old MMO is hard. More GoDot dev time. Redfall issues are here about online all the time stuff. Jedi gets delayed. Titan Fall side game no longer happening. Apex is OFF mobile now. Sony MS and Nintendo are all skipping whatever E3 is now. Emails voice mails and texts too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/20232 hours, 48 minutes, 2 seconds
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CORE 350: Just Like Real Life

Lots of new games announced this week. New Steamworld stuff, and MS dumped a whole list up updates, including a day-and-date game, that turned out to be rad! Plus all the games we played, your calls and texts and loads more! Oh, and get the Lake Run sticker on sale now at Frogpants.com/core!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/20232 hours, 29 minutes, 45 seconds
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CORE 349: Taking Down The Axe

We get into the mess surrounding Blizzard and Netease in China. Genre's we were sure we would never like. A bunch of games this week too, plus Dear Martha, your calls and emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/20232 hours, 42 minutes, 5 seconds
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CORE 348: Dave Dives Deep

Big show tonight, starting with more on the way Steam awards work. Ubisoft seems to be broken and someone should reboot them. MMO's and what we should expect out of Riot's. Dear Martha! Last of Us TV reviews are great so far! Project Leonardo from Sony is also very cool. New Mechwarrior game coming. Yoshi-P adds some confusion to the Final Fantasy 16 world. Emails, texts, and voice mails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/20232 hours, 57 minutes, 57 seconds
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CORE 347: Sleeping With The Hams

We have a lot to say about the Wizards of the Coast leaks this week, including 5 games they're cancelling. Also, what does a 120hz display actually do for you. A load of games played and tons more! Oh and we gave away a $4,000 gaming computer to a lucky winner! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/20232 hours, 42 minutes
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CORE 346: Year's End

Our big end of year show, with all our top picks and strange categories for the gaming year that was 2022. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/20222 hours, 45 minutes, 10 seconds
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CORE 345: Some Steps Forward

Steam Deck happenings, Blizzards possible new turn, and lots more on today's last CORE before Christmas! CORismas!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/20222 hours, 27 minutes, 32 seconds
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CORE 344: Sylabic Energy

Metzen is back! In a way, anyway. Also, why do F2P strats garner such different reactions. More Marvel Midnight Suns, Witcher 3 patches, Dragonflight, Dear Martha, more news emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/20222 hours, 11 minutes, 2 seconds
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CORE Bonus Discussion 12-12-2022: A.I. and Art and Games

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12/12/202240 minutes, 54 seconds
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CORE 343: Bad Category

Let's bask in the loving light of fresh new trailers and release dates, and even a few bad awards just for fun. CORE is on! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/20222 hours, 30 minutes, 14 seconds
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CORE Game Awards 2022 co-stream Audio

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12/9/20223 hours, 42 minutes, 28 seconds
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CORE 342: Live to Quest

Deep talk about what we want from MMO's in the future. Plus, lots of new releases this week, and all the games we played! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/20222 hours, 52 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bonus CORE: Marvel Snap with Brian Ibbott

A chat with Brian Ibbott about the game he has EVERY SINGLE CARD for. And why pixels are dumb. :) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/202223 minutes, 59 seconds
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CORE 341: Survive This

HUGE show this week. Many things discussed. Listen like the wind! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/20222 hours, 47 minutes, 27 seconds
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CORE: Supplemental, with Jon Jagger

Hey look! The one CORE host that doesn't currently have COVID did a quick show for ya'll! Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/20229 minutes, 36 seconds
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SPECIAL: A conversation with Chris Metzen

SPECIAL: A conversation with Chris Metzen: I really think you’ll all enjoy this interview. A lot has happened since we last had this opportunity, and we talk about it all. And yes, even the Blizzard stuff you have questions about. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 29 seconds
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CORE 340: Marriage and Dog Life

Big show, let's start with that terrible McCrispy gaming chair. We try and figure out what a AAA John Wick game might look like. Nintendo's next hardware move. We played Marvel Snap, OW2, Among Us VR, Soulstone Survivors, Against The Storm, REV: Rose DLC, Signalis, Fortnite, Iron Man VR, more Sinners and Saints, Runner, Desktop Dungeons, and more! Emails and texts and Dear Martha too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/11/20222 hours, 43 minutes, 34 seconds
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CORE 339: The Reality, Virtually Speaking

PSVR2 has a price and a release date, and we have thoughts. Sony also lost people but gained revenue. Capitalizing on your awesome characters and worlds. We played Overwatch 2, Marvel Snap, Red Dead 2, Despots Game, Void Scappers, Huntdown, Zomboid, 7 Days to Die, SIGNALIS, Curse of the Dead Gods, Return of the Obra Dinn, and Saints and Sinners VR. Plus texts, emails, and MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/4/20222 hours, 40 minutes, 5 seconds
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CORE 338: WAD are you doing here?

CDPR is making a Witcher 1 remake. You can play Doom WADS in a browser now. Marvel Snap should be called Marvel Scratch. Diablo and Jay Wilson, a retrospective. Founders of Rocksteady are OUT! Phil Spencer is no fan of the current metaverse. Xbox prices might rise after the holiday. More on the Disco controversy. Dear Martha! We played Overwatch 2, Marvel Snap, Red Dead 2, Despot's Game, Brotato, Fornite, FFX, Necrosmith, Rare Replay Collection, and Prodeus! Emails texts and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/20222 hours, 38 minutes, 21 seconds
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CORE 337: Always Be The Big Guy

Suddenly, there was a LOT of Silent Hill stuff. We go through it all. Sims 4 goes free to play, but we have some theories about stuff. Sony freaks out the Bloodborne community. That Bayonetta voice over mess. Dear Martha back with another retro mag review! Scot and Beau played a lot of OW2. Beau and Jon really liked the Darktide test. We all played Marvel Snap! Scott also played The Mortuary Assistant, Nier Automata, and Vampire Survivors 1.0. Jon played Fortnite! And Beau played the tutorial for Crusader Kings 3. Your texts, emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/20222 hours, 48 minutes, 53 seconds
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CORE 336: McCassidy McDonald

Big night of content! Meta Quest Pro thoughts, a new Valve VR set, Nvidia un-launching products, new Steam app, EA and their new app, Simpson's Waterworld game is real, Switch Games on Steam Deck according to Valve, and a Dear Martha! Plus, Scott and Beau played Overwatch 2, No Man's Sky, SCORN, while Jon moved on to FF10 and Fortnight! Oh and now we have ALL beaten CP2077. Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/15/20223 hours, 12 minutes, 33 seconds
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CORE 335: Optimism Glasses

Lots on tap today, so get to listening! The Mario Movie trailer hits. CDPR announces three more Witcher games and a CP2077 sequel. Dead Space trailer hit. Disco Elysium is a weird thing. Intel ARC cards are pretty good for the money! Overwatch 2 launched with some trouble. Dear Martha Review! Scott BEAT CyberPunk, played Baba is You, Asteroids Recharged, and Slime Rancher 2. Jon played CP, beat FF9, and got a Steam Deck! Beau played Dyson Sphere Program and Dead Effect 2 VR. Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/20223 hours, 8 minutes, 53 seconds
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CORE 334: See Stadia Ladia

More trademark stuff. Google killed Stadia today. AMD and Intel have some stuff to show. Overwatch 2 is doing some stuff for toxic players. DND had a big day. Skull and Bones got pushed again. Last of Us on HBO lookin tight. Dear Martha! Scott played Shovel Knight Dig, Grounded, and Prodeus, oh and Novadrift. Jon got a Steam Deck, played CP2077, and more. Beau played Blade & Sorcery and Original Sin 2. A brand new mashup and more! (fixed) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/20223 hours, 16 minutes, 53 seconds
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CORE 333: Stay Awhile and Glisten

Big week, big leaks! GTA 6, and Diablo IV get some leakage. Cyberpunk becomes a top seller again with some help. NVIDA announces all the new GPU stuff, plus more. Logitech gets into the portable business…sort of. Ted Lasso coming to FIFA. PSVR2 will NOT work with PSVR games. Spider-Man Miles Morales coming to Steam way sooner than you thought. Gloomhaven is free right now on Epic. Dear Martha! Scott played Cyberpunk 2077, Metal Hellsinger, The Darkside Detective, and Electrician Sim. Jon played CyberPunk also…eventually, and Return to Monkey Island! Beau played HL2 VR, Omega Strikers, and Divinity 2! Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/24/20222 hours, 45 minutes, 43 seconds
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CORE Special: Gaming Chairs with Nicholas De Leon

Hi all! A little something extra for you today. A bonus episode with Nicholas De Leon at Consumer Reports, talking about all the gaming chair hype, and the ones they tested, and which one you might want to invest in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/202243 minutes, 18 seconds
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CORE 332: Paul Phoenix Sucks

On the menu today, breakdowns of everything we saw and heard from this week's Direct, PS State of Play, and beyond! And how TWO GoldenEye re-releases are going to work. Plus games we played! Scott played CyberPunk 2077 and You Suck at Parking. Jon played all the FF games, plus Metal Hell Singer, and Beau spent all his time in Grim Dawn. Loads of emails, dear marthas and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/20222 hours, 33 minutes, 2 seconds
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CORE 331: Artificial

More AI talk and what games will do with the tech. CyberPunk gets a single expansion. Steam Deck goes far in EMU world. James Gunn just about did Hitman. New AC games hitting this weekend. Twitch changes. Drama at Sony and MS over CoD. New controllers! Tencent bought a ton of Ubi stock. Scott played Kingdom's of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, Cursed to Golf, Gunfire Reborn, Jetpack Joyride 2, GW2, Cyberpunk 2077, The Ascent, and Into the Breach. Jon played GW2, Opus Magnum, and Disney Dreamlight Valley. Beau played The Ascent, Grim Dawn, and got a new display! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/9/20222 hours, 54 minutes, 59 seconds
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CORE 330: Guild Again

Scott is on vacation! That that did not stop Beau and Jon from talking about a load of new stuff! ABK buyout happenings, Halo Infinite infiniate addon delays. GamePass family sharing. LG and Corsairs hot new bendables. UbiSoft confirms next AC game is called Mirage. The Cyberpunk show is good? Games they played and WAY more! On this episode of CORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/20222 hours, 52 minutes, 47 seconds
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CORE 329: Picking Lydia's Brain

Time to sum up GamesCom! Plus, there's a new PS5 elite type controller coming. We talk about the big Phil Spencer interview. Dear Martha! Scott played Hard West 2, Guild Wars 2, and Farthest Frontier. Jon played FFIX and FFIV. Beau played Skyrim VR ALL week long. Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/20223 hours, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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CORE 328: Turn On The Color

We take a look at all the DND stuff that came down today, plus the rather large update we got regarding Diablo IV. Dear Martha. Scott BEAT a game! He played all the Netflix games, plus played and beat AC Origins. Jon played Cult of the Lamb, beat FFVIII, and a little cooking sim. Oh and Spiderman. Beau played a LOT of Skyrim VR with mods. Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/20223 hours, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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CORE 327: Joe Bump

The tongue twister animated CORE special. MS and Sony goin at it. Diablo 4 stuff leaked. Inflation means games are the cheapest ever. Not enough people are playing those Netflix games. Live action Pac-Man! Forespoken got CHEESY. And a CRAP ton of games this week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/20223 hours, 8 minutes, 11 seconds
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CORE 326: Jeff is the worst

Sony has things to say about Call of Duty. Tencent wants more Ubi. Blizzard and Netease are not at ease with each other. Steam says stop showing off. Multiversus is a weird thing. Automata door again. Snap pulls back. Dear Martha 20 year letters from EGM. Scott played Symphony of War, Red Faction, Bear and Breakfast, Haiku, and more Outriders. John cracked open another FF, Mega Man X, and beat As Dusk Falls. Beau nears the end of Alyx. Emails and mashups and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/20222 hours, 34 minutes, 36 seconds
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CORE 325: Mods Down!

Mow lawns for free on Epic. Neir is having a moment, and no one knows what's real or fake. Cloud with a dress can be yours. Knights of The Old Republic Remake is in weird trouble. Meta Quest 2 is going $100 more in a few days, and we have thoughts on that. Square Enix has issues. VRChat is in termoil. Diablo Immortal is making BANK! Dear Martha! A TON of games this week, and way more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/20222 hours, 48 minutes, 11 seconds
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CORE 324: Blowing Steam Up Your Deck!

This show is too big to try and sum up properly, but suffice it to say, we talked about a LOT of stuff today regarding Romero's new FPS, Ubisoft cancelling a load of stuff, Marvel Snap controversies, Square not knowing their own games, SoulFrame, and loads more. Including a HUGE round of Scott's Steam Deck experience so far, and TONS more after that. Just listen and get it all! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/20223 hours, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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CORE 323: Mtn Dew Man vs Pepsi Man

Playstation wants you to win space points! Skate 4 will be free to play, and pay to look good. Dragonflight went Alpha today. Power Wash Sim is out of early access and on Game Pass now. Bayonetta 3 gets less naked. Nintendo goes hard on making movies. Skyrim gets a MP mod. Unity CEO stirs the poop. Dear Martha goes hard on Zelda. Scott is playing , Crash 4, and Dinkum. Jon playing Gordian Quest, and some usual games. Beau played Omega Pilot, and spent a bunch of time in VR Chat. Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/20222 hours, 22 minutes, 28 seconds
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CORE 322: Unnecessary Breathing

Heroes goes into full maintenance mode, and we have some thoughts. Do you want the Amico? Companies going to gamescom in Germany. Weird happenings in FF14. Mike Ybarra talks about making a million a day with Diablo Immortal. From sends something TO a fan. Robocop: Rogue City is coming and Scott is losing his mind about it. EA made a really dumb tweet. Dear Martha! Scott played Gordian Quest, Drill Dozer, FF7 Remake, and Pokemon Pinball. Jon played FF7, FF7, and FF14. Beau finished Gordian Quest and spent a LOT of time in VR Chat! And MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20222 hours, 48 minutes
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CORE 321: Retrograde

Steam Deck specs changed. Did Valve notice? Ron Gilbert says, "sorry, you all suck, just wait for the game". PS+ getting some good stuff in July. Blizzard bought the Spellbreak people. Nintendo did a mini direct, and it was all about those 3rd parties. Beau has some interesting stuff happening in gaming in Canada this week. Scott played Iconoclasts, Bloodstained, Forza, Tsushima, and Super Ember Kaboom. Jon played BOTH kinds of FF7's, Grim Dawn and FF Tactics. Beau played Gordian Quest. Oh and we all are still playing V Rising. Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/1/20222 hours, 33 minutes, 42 seconds
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CORE 320: The Burning Itch

Amazon and their game giveaways for Prime Day. New data on how gamers feel about certain brands. Epic gives us a tool to play nice with Steam players. Insults online put you in jail in Japan. Working in VR sucks. You can finally get a 3080 at a decent price. Scott played Grim Dawn, D2R, D3, Fall Guys, Raft, and V Rising. Jon played Shredders Revenge, FFVII Remake, and Vampire Survivors. Beau played FFVII Remake, D3 Necro, and is learning C# for fun! Plus your emails and a great mashup! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/25/20222 hours, 49 minutes, 3 seconds
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CORE 319: No Salt Lost Here

We try our hardest to sum up last week's game announcements tonight. There may have been no official E3, but it sure felt like E3 anyway. :) Microsoft, Square, Blizzard, PC Gamer Show, etc etc etc. Too much to type here, so here you go! ENJOY! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/17/20222 hours, 59 minutes, 34 seconds
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CORE Coverage of the Xbox 6-12-2022 Event

With Scott Beau and Jon! Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 38 seconds
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CORE 318: Flashbacks

We cover all the Gamesfest stuff from today, including highlights of the biggest games and announcements. Another big convo about Diablo Immortal one week later. Devolver stuff as well. Gamepro letters with Martha! Scott played V Rising, Shipbreaker, and Card Shark. Jon played V Rising and moved to a new apartment. Beau played V Rising and Catalyst Black. Oh yeah, emails too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20222 hours, 39 minutes, 5 seconds
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CORE Special: Summer Gamesfest 2022

Just a little bonus content, with Scott watching the Gamesfest stream live, and giving his takes as we go! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/20221 hour, 57 minutes, 29 seconds
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CORE 317: Immortaly Speaking

We talk a lot about Diablo Immortal. What did we think? It's complicated. Sony held a State of Play today, and we are here to break that all down! Lots of Warhammer 40k stuff this week too. Dragon Age 4 has a title now. Star Wars games got some big updates this week too. Sonic is going full Breath of The Wild. Dear Martha too! Scott played Card Shark, Shipbreaker, and Diablo Immortal. Jon played Fortnite, Diablo Immortal, and V Rising. Beau played V Rising, Diablo Immortal, Catalyst Black and For the King. HUGE show tonight! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/20222 hours, 42 minutes, 14 seconds
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CORE 316: Twisting Your Metal

For the King 2 announced! We're pretty excited about that news. Plus, the Twisted Metal TV show and how things are going with it. Daybreak WAS making a Marvel MMO but canned it. Death Stranding 2 was announced...sorta. Beyond Good and Evil 2 is STILL being worked on, they promise. 61% of the 222 BILLION dollars in the games business was made by mobile titles. Sheesh. TikTok is getting into games now too. Raven went Union despite Activision not wanting them to be, and MS says they will support it post purchase! Dear Martha Gamepro letter. Scott played Shipbreaker, Rogue Legacy 2, House Flipper, and Circuit Superstars. Jon played all his usuals. Beau played SC2 and Catalyst Black! Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/20222 hours, 18 minutes, 55 seconds
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CORE 315: Me and My Bunny

Marvel Snap got announced! PS+ games are now known for the launch. Old World is on Steam finally. New Steamworld games are good by us! King's diversity tool is terrible. Scott played Escape Sim, Bakery Sim, and House Flipper Pet DLC, as well has Teardown, Rogue Legacy 2, and RoundGuard. Jon played the start of Chaosgate, got further in FF7 with mods, and a lot of Slay the Spire. Beau played a CRAP ton of Heroes of The Storm! We also had some great emails tonight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/20222 hours, 47 minutes, 11 seconds
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CORE 314: Smelden Ring

BIG show today, featuring a LOT of your emails! Yep, we did the email show we've been promising! Plus some stuff on Epic and editing Fortnite, Starfield and Redfall delays, cloud gaming without the console, mouth haptics, project Cambria, Outriders news, and a LOT of gameplay talk. Tuck in. Today is a BEAST! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/20223 hours, 5 minutes, 55 seconds
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CORE 313: Legendary Porkchop

Blizzards new mobile game. Square-Enix and their recent moves. Fortnite back on apple stuff via MS. Stone Cold loves Breath of The Wild. Dear Martha Retro Magazine Letters. Scott played The Gunk, Rogue Legacy 2, Bakery Simulator, Warhammer 40k: Chaos Gate, Bugsnax, and Chernobilite. Jon played The Stanley Parable: Ultra Delux, Hand of Gilgamech, the Ace Attorney Trilogy, Road 96, and Kentucky Route Zero. Beau played a LOT of stuff on his Meta Quest 2, including mods for pc games and Battle Sister. A great new Mashup and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/20222 hours, 56 minutes, 6 seconds
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CORE 312: A Little Too Spreadsheety

Diablo Immortal will be on PC. We have some thoughts on that. Also, Sonic got really weird this week and has fans in a tizzy. Warcraft Mobile title being announced next week. Sonic 2 is the highest grossing film in the US for a video game movie ever. Overwatch 2 mp beta happened. We have thoughts on that. A load of Gamepro Dear Marthas today. Scott played and beat Steamworld Dig 2, and started another run of Quest. Jon played Return of the Obra Dinn, and Vampire Survivors. Beau also played that as well as Dune: Spice Wars! Your emails, a mashup and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/20222 hours, 40 minutes, 57 seconds
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CORE 311: Needs More Torso

We start things off with a look at what Blizzard showed off for their new WoW expansion. Plus, D&D Direct, and how delayed Baldur's Gate 3 is. Plus what DND games are hot right now. Some old gamepro dear Martha reviews. Scott played Stacklands, and Panzer Corps 2. Jon played No Man's Sky and some other regulars. Beau played a lot of Solasta. Your emails and loads more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/20222 hours, 39 minutes, 57 seconds
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An interview with Blizzard about Dragonflight

Jeremy Feasel to be precise. Enjoy all the details about the new WoW expansion! I also did a short video of my impressions today as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/20/202229 minutes, 16 seconds
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CORE 310: Hiccup Joe Has Cash

D&D Beyond bought by Hasbro! No Man's Sky gets even bigger today. Xcom 2 free on Epic this week. Solasta adds free coop and a bunch of other stuff for fans! Shipbreaker coming to Gamepass in May. Dear Martha Reviews NOT be be missed today. Scott played Psychonauts 2, The Show 22, Steamworld Dig 2, and Car Detailing Simulator. Jon played FF14 6.1, Vampire Survivors, and Chrono Cross Remaster. Beau FINISHED Elden Ring! Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/20222 hours, 51 minutes, 20 seconds
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CORE 309: The Three Fingers Ending

Remedy is remaking Max Payne 1 And 2 Following New Agreement With Rockstar. Ron Gilbert is making a brand new Monkey Island. Dune Spice Wars is coming this month! The next Tomb Raider will be in Unreal 5. Epic and Lego want kids to be part of the metaverse. Dear Martha review of 7 Days to Die. Scott played Weird West, Spider-Man Remastered, Monster Sanctuary, Escape the Fold, and Demeo for PC. Jon played Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, finished FF6 and started Chrono Cross, Steamworld Dig 2, and Prey. Beau played Elden Ring! Your emails and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/20222 hours, 34 minutes, 18 seconds
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CORE 308: Cutting Edge Horse Unit

Playstation has finally told us how PS+ is changing in June. Speaking of June, E3 is officially not happening, virtual or physical. Might be done for good. We have thoughts. Diablo Immortal is up for pre-order finally. Also a June release. More games as art! Dear Martha! Scott playCed Tsushima, UnMetal, Kirby, and The Huntdown. Jon played Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, FF6, and Weird West. Beau played Valheim and Elden Ring. Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/20222 hours, 45 minutes, 10 seconds
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CORE 307: And Burritos

We sum up a load of GDC stuff for ya, so you don't have to. Including all the awards they gave out. Also, Sony likely to unveil their new sub next week. GTA+ is a thing. New Witcher game under development. Fortnite removes building. Sonic controllers are hairy. Stranger of Paradise is effed. Dear Martha! Scott played Tsushima, Kirby, and Castlevania. Jon finished Elden Ring, played Tunic, and Steamworld Dig. Beau played Tiny Tina's Wonderlands and Elden Ring. Emails and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/20222 hours, 29 minutes, 30 seconds
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CORE 306: Commit To The Helmet

Square-Enix continues to be clueless about how streaming works. Yo FromSoftware, please don't launch heartbreaking ambush patches at 1130pm. EA not doing an "e3-adjacent" even (EA Play) instead just gonna do stuff whenever. Halo TV show seems like it might be...good? "Games heralded as great art" on wikipedia (Part 2). Dear Martha Review for Orc Massage. SCOTT played Tunic, Tetris Effect, & Axiom Verge. JON played Elden Ring & Tunic. BEAU played Elden Ring and is now closing the book on Lost Ark! And lots more including your emails! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/20222 hours, 39 minutes, 51 seconds
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CORE 305: Game Art and Art Games

Beau got a HOT new PC and built it from the ground up, and we're here to share the process, especially in a time where getting a good GPU is harder than ever. Also, Advance Wars reboot got delayed. We talk about the deeper reasons why. Super Nintendo World is coming to Hollywood next year! Square puts a LOT of stuff on Youtube this week. We have a BIG conversation about games heralded as great art. Plus Scott played Elden Ring, Forbidden West, Axiom Verge, and more. Jon played Elden Ring a LOT, and some more progress in his run of FFVI. Beau played DOOM Eternal again on his new rig, and still loves it. Still found time to give Tarnished Grail another look. Mashups, Steam Reviews, emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/20222 hours, 47 minutes, 49 seconds
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CORE 304: A Big Cup of Dumb

Epic buys BandCamp and it's hard to figure out why. Bungie says "hard no" to Destiny on Steam Deck. Gabe Newell is playing FF14, and hand delivering Steam Decks with a tiny mask on. Pokemon goes full Scarlet and Violet this fall. HUGE discussion of all things Elden Ring. Dear Martha Steam Review. Scott's Games: Fire Emblem on GBA, Forbidden West on PS5, the Kirby & The Forgotten City demo on Switch, Bombslinger on everything, and Elden Ring. Jon's Games: Elden Ring. Beau's Games: Elden Ring. :) Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/20222 hours, 34 minutes, 13 seconds
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CORE 303: You Shoulda Put an Elden Ring On It

Bye bye Bethesda launcher. We barely knew ye. SquareEnix says they needed more millions sold. Elden Ring seems to be reviewing incredibly well. Street Fighter 6 has a logo and pants problem. Walton Goggins joins the Fallout cast on Prime Video. Scott played Forbidden West, Mario Golf, Streets of Rage 4, and a bunch of fighting games. Jon playing FFVI on stream this week, along with 14, and Elden Ring. Beau is still into Lost Ark, but only just. Emails about switch stores and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/20222 hours, 42 minutes, 1 second
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CORE 302: Patch my 'Simon Says', you cowards!

Cyberpunk might be the best it's going to get this week. Forbidden West is getting the buzz you expect. Baldurs Gate 3 is a 2023 game like it or not. More No Man's Sky updates! No rude words in Wordle. Lost Ark hits some Steam records. Legacy of The Sith seems neat! Dear Martha! Scott played Mutant Football League, Super Metroid, Link to the Past, and Advance Wars 1 and 2, and a LOT of Wargroove. Beau and Jon played Lost Ark. :) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/18/20222 hours, 47 minutes, 31 seconds
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CORE 301: Found Ark

We break down all the Nintendo Direct news this week, and celebrate Kirby just like you should be doing. MS clarifies some Call of Duty things. A dear Martha steam review! And then a TON of talk about the games Scott played in VR this week, but MOSTLY a long hard look at all things Lost Ark. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/20222 hours, 20 minutes, 52 seconds
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CORE 300: Moist Nickels

Sony is buying Bungie, and we have ideas on why they paid so much for it. That and Wordle going to the NYT, GamePass not charging you when you are not using it, Lost Ark getting out finally next week, Dear Martha reviews, and more! Scott played ESO, VR Maze Gobbler, and Dying Light 2. Beau played Valheim and Wild Rift. Jon played Deathloop, Guardians, and finished FFV. Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/4/20221 hour, 56 minutes, 9 seconds
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CORE 299: Finish Cap Dat Minish Cap

Respawn going hard on Star Wars, Blizz announcing an un-announcement, The Rock doing new game movies, buying lock lifted for FF14, Ubisoft gets out of the Battle Royale business, Epic will keep giving you free games this year, and Windows goes all Android soon. Dear Martha Steam Review! Scott played more Tsushima, as well as Minish Cap on the GBA and Donkey Kong Country on the SNES. Jon is all about Guardians and FFV. Beau's journey continues in Valheim and Wild Rift, while building a new PC with some help. Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/20222 hours, 17 minutes, 20 seconds
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CORE 298: Cream of The Month Club

Microsoft news. Big news. Huge news. And we go deep into all of it and what's up! XCOM people starting a new studio. Steam Reviews. Tsushima, Infamous Second Son, Papers Please, Wordle, Final Fantasy V, Halo Infinite, Valheim, Wild Rift. Your emails and way more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/21/20222 hours, 16 minutes, 36 seconds
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CORE 297: 3D, Fancy Dudes, Same Bombers

Fallout TV series on the way, and we have thoughts. Police fired over Snorlax catching. Playstation ending PS Now cards, and we think that means something big coming. Wordle and why it's so big. Xbox1 is done being made. Shipbreaker has a 1.0 in sight. Dear Martha Reviews! Games we played: Ghost of Tsushima, Loop Hero, Final Fantasy, Death's Door, Valheim, Wild Rift, Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, Super Bomberman R, and more! Oh and why you might wanna keep waiting for Baldur's Gate 3! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/20222 hours, 14 minutes, 47 seconds
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CORE 296: Dennis Will Eat Your Boat

PSVR2 and what you might need to know about it. Ubisoft Connect coming to Gamepass in some form. China is killing their own video game companies. E3 will be all digital this year. Gamers now have a way to massage that pesky hand. Dear Martha steam review. The games we played this week and MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/7/20222 hours, 18 minutes, 30 seconds
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CORE 295: The Year is CORE!

Our big end of year show! All the best games we played, and the best games we didn't! Join us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/20212 hours, 43 minutes, 1 second
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CORE 294: Call Master Beef!

Nature finds a way...to tea bag your fallen enemy. Welcome to CORE! We get into all sorts of news this evening, including a couple big Halo takes you might wanna hear, and how God of War might have done Kratos better than MS did Master Chief. Plus Tavern Master, Wartales, Shipbreaker updates, End Walker, MK11, and more! And next week, our best games of 2021! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/20212 hours, 33 minutes, 2 seconds
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CORE 293: Is the fantasy finally final?

Gamepass had quite the week. More takes from the game awards. FFXIV stops selling itself. FF7 is out on Epic right now. Do we need video games in our cars? Ubisoft first to be dumb. Dear Martha Steam Reviews! Scott is hooked on SWTOR again, plus Halo, The Gunk, that Aliens coop game, and The Matrix UE5 thing. Jon ONLY played FF this week. And beat it. :) Beau played Age of Darkness, WarTales, Scarlet Nexus, MK11, and also that Matrix thing. Emails and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/20212 hours, 20 minutes, 23 seconds
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CORE: Game Awards 2021 Special Commentary Edition

Spend some time with the boys as they live-watch the awards, and all the announcements. Lots to unpack in here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/20213 hours, 21 minutes, 16 seconds
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CORE 292: The Infinite Good and Bad

Is there a Matrix game coming soon? Mass Effect TV show and WOW did we have a discussion about this possibility. GOG is losing money, but CD project has plans. Marvel MMO on the way from DCUO dev. Dear Martha Amazon Reviews. Games we played include Final Fantasy 14, Legends of Runeterra, Halo Infinite MP, Darkest Dungeon II, Wild Rift, and more! Emails too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/20212 hours, 16 minutes, 2 seconds
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CORE 291: What a Riot

Big show tonight, so tuck in! Everyone wants Kotick out, and we have thoughts on that actually happening. Every big game delay from this year. 100 turns is a lot for the Humankind demo. Game Awards noms! Star Citizen hits 400m. Is it a game yet? Dear Martha Amazon Games Review. Games played this week: Halo, Forza, Ruined King, Final Fantasy, Runeterra, and Wild Rift! Oh, and we figure out what Tantric means. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/25/20212 hours, 16 minutes, 16 seconds
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CORE 290: Get in The Shower

We fawn over the new Netflix series, Arcane. Endwalker gets a 2-week delay. Steam Deck also in delay town. MS Xbox PC app now treats folders and drives normally. Metal Gear gets pushed out of stores. Twitch App now on Switch, making it the Switch Twitch App. TWO Dear Martha reviews today! Scott talks about Forza H5, Animal Crossing 2.0, ESO, and more! Jon is still all in on FF14, plus Nier Automata, and a little Lost Ark. Beau goes ALL in on Lost Ark and has lots to say about it. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 21 seconds
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CORE 289: Ruined it with that stupid hamster

Blizzard had another bad week! Midnight Suns gets delayed. Same with Diablo IV and Overwatch 2. Animal Crossing hits the road early with 2.0. Esports are still not making any money. Crossovers are getting weird. Old people need to game too. Dear Martha Amazon Review. Unpacking, Rogue Legacy 2, Age of Empires IV, Super Mario RPG, FFXIV, Back 4 Blood, Urea, and Lost Ark! Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/20212 hours, 21 minutes, 3 seconds
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CORE 288: The Priest Better Be in There

Lots to talk about this week, including Kotick taking a pay cut for the team. Twitch being built back into the dashboard. Playstation's State of Play and PC plans. The bad N64 ports to the Switch. Wu-Tang doing an RPG. Beau's hot take on pee in your coke. Scott played Guardians of The Galaxy, Enlisted, Chivalry II, Quacamelee 2, ESO and Rogue Legacy 2. Jon played Inscryption, Chrono Trigger, and Age of Empires IV. Beau played more HS: Mercs! Dear Martha Steam Review! Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/29/20212 hours, 19 minutes, 29 seconds
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CORE 287: Essence of Dragon Waifu

God of War coming to PC. Cyberpunk and The Witcher still coming to your PS5 and Series X|S. Steam says no to NFT's. That Xbox fridge sold out. No Man's Sky goes full worm. Dear Martha Steam Reviews. Scott played Inscryption, EverSpace 2 and reset his WHOLE farm! Jon is almost done with Metroid Dread. Beau played a lot of HS Mercenaries. Some board game talk too, plus your emails! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/22/20212 hours, 4 minutes, 4 seconds
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CORE 286: Cookie Cutter Cookie Clicker

Maybe you should hear what Yoshi-P has to say. FFXIV detailed a load of what is coming next. G4 is coming back. Avengers is going back to getting your cash. Riot gets out of the chat business. Dear Martha Steam Review! Scott played Everspace 2, Back 4 Blood, Saints Row IV, and RogueBook. Jon and Beau played pretty much ALL of Metroid: Dread. Plus Pictopix, Chrono Trigger, and more FFXIV. Your emails and all! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/15/20212 hours, 25 minutes, 29 seconds
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CORE 285: The Chosen Joe

D4 gets a new director. PS3 and Vita are not gonna have ways to pay for stuff soon. Dread is reviewing well on Switch, out tomorrow. The big Twitch Hack and what it means. Scott played a LOT of GamePass games this week, including: Scarlet Nexus, State of Decay 2: JE, A Plague Tale, and Phoenix Point. Beau played NOTHING but is jonesing for Dread really bad. Jon is out with family stuff tonight! Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/8/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 2 seconds
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CORE 284: Old Ass Skate 3

New World is out, and if you wait long enough, you can get in and play. We have all kinds of thoughts about the game thus far. Potion Craft crafts an early success. Blizzard finally explains the fruit replacement thing. Game Pass is somewhere in the 30 million user mark, and that means a LOT of money. Chaterbate wants you to play games on there. Dear Martha, Aragami II, Castlevania Advance Collection, and playing DOS2 on the hardest setting. And your emails too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/1/20212 hours, 45 minutes, 36 seconds
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CORE 283: Goat Farm, Remember It!

We break down the details of the Nintendo Direct this week! Especially this wacky Mario movie casting news. Dear Martha Reviews, Sable, Argami II, Gas Station Sim, D2:R, finishing tthe Disco, and emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/24/20212 hours, 27 minutes, 59 seconds
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CORE 282: Eat the tail, bury the rest.

nVIDIA done put a leak out there and it's pretty tasty in terms of game potential. Fingersleeves are a thing you can now get. IKEA is making gamer furnature. Scott played Solasta, Wrath of The Rightious, and Warioware. Jon beat more Final Fantasy and played Deathloop! Beau 100 percented Hades and is one more to do that in Banished. Dear Martha, your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/17/20212 hours, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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CORE 281: Kinda Wolverin-nie

New Twisted Metal coming? Sign us up! Titanfall 2 has some issues. Pokemon cookies? How about all that stuff that dropped on the Playstation event? Dear Martha steam review. Spiritfarer, all the Final Fantasies, Hades, Disco Elysium, and SPLITGATE! Oh and your emails too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/20212 hours, 30 minutes, 48 seconds
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BONUS CORE: The Sony Showcase for 9-9-2021

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9/9/202154 minutes, 44 seconds
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CORE 280: A Myst Opportunity

China wants to keep kids from playing video games all the time. Midnight Suns is looking VERY good to us. Transformers comes to tabletop and Youtube! Dear Martha review of What The Golf. Scott played Mech Arena, Surgeon Sim 2, Mowing Lawns, and No Man's Sky. Jon is all about the final fantasies, and some MYST too! Beau can't stop playing Hades again! And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/4/20212 hours, 7 minutes, 3 seconds
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CORE 279: Put Alloy In It

All the big GamesCom stuff! Especially the new SR, and Marvel Xcom-like, or not so like. Halo Infinite date and the multiplayer plan. Working on car stuff in Simulator 2021. More Humankind and Old World. Jon finished a final fantasy for the first time! Google went after Epic hardcore. Wahammer good game time! Deep Rock is Deep Back! MYST, Hades, FFIV, Pokemon Unite, and MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/27/20212 hours, 39 minutes, 42 seconds
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CORE 278: No Fishing Here

The CORE Boys are back! We start with Quake getting better all these decades later, and Skyrim coming yet to MORE platforms for its 10 year anniversary. A triple Dear Martha Steam Review bonanza. GW2, Humankind, Amazon Luna, Pokemon Unite, Jupiter Hell, Disco E., Katamari Rerolled, emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/20/20212 hours, 14 minutes, 13 seconds
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CORE 277: It's Better From Your Mom

We get some info on the OLED discussion. Then some new D2 cinematics. Blizzard let the D4 lead and lead designer go. Frostpunk 2 is coming. Grand Theft Audio Trilogy remastered is really a thing. Get GameMaker for free. Mobile players generate 1.7 billion dollars a week. Dear Martha Steam Reviews! Deep Rock Galactic is still amazing. Lawn Mowing needs a better throttle. Banners of Ruin is rad. Ultimate ADOM is very cool. FF Pixel Perfect Remaster is all it could be and more. Pokemon Unite knows where they can get to your wallet the fastest. Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/13/20211 hour, 52 minutes, 13 seconds
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CORE 276: Grew a BackBone

JAB steps down, so does Meschuk, and the lawsuits keep coming. Halo Infinite had a good test weekend. New World gets another delay. Playdates sell out and sell out fast. Pokemon Go reverted, and pissed people off really bad. Dear Martha Steam Reviews! Scott got a BackBone and loved it, and played The Ascent, Lawn Mower Sim, and some weird MMO's. Jon played a lot of FF, and a little Townscraper. Beau got a switch and is completely hooked on Pokemon Unite! Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/6/20212 hours, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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CORE 275: Teedus and Tidus are buddies

Sony sold 10 million PS5's, and MS did really well too, all this despite supply chain issues. Why and what, we discuss on the show. Blizzard employes did a walkout yesterday. Xbox Game Pass showing people using PS4 controllers on Xcloud. :) RE Villiage sells 4.5m copies! Zoom adds a weird gaming service. EB Games is now GameStop in Canada. We give away that Series S today! Dear Martha Reviews. Scott played Swords of Legends Online, Skyward Sword and ESO. Jon played FF1, FF14, and Pokemon Unite. Beau played Disco Elysium, and Like a Dragon. We did emails and talked about music in games, and when it goes horribly wrong. Music Beef? Maybe. Tune in and find out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/30/20212 hours, 17 minutes, 32 seconds
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CORE 274: Space for Dead Space

We talk about this horrible Blizzard lawsuit. And then some positive stuff. Like New World is pretty good, EA is making Dead Space again, and Battlefield wants you to be creative again. Plus the fact that Pokemon Unite is badass. And a LOT of trying to get each other to play Disco Elysium. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/23/20212 hours, 21 minutes, 15 seconds
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CORE 273: All Hands On Steam Deck

Valve announced their long rumored handheld steam machine, called Steam Deck, and we have a LOT to say about it. Xbox controller might see a refresh sooner than you thought. Netflix is gonna start providing you with video games, whatever that means. Dear Martha. Scott played Ironcast, Griftlands, and Shipbreaker. Jon played FF14, and some Old World. Beau played a Bard in FF14, plus some time in Sea of Thieves. Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/16/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 45 seconds
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CORE 272: Big Boy Roblox

We get into some news regarding the new Switch model, Assassin's Creed Infinity, WoW based Pandemic board games, Tencent seeing you on camera at all times, Doom Eternal getting a new replacement mode, Magic Legends going bye-bye, and more! Dear Martha Steam reviews. We played Prodeus, Wildermyth, Metro Exodus, Mario Golf, Old World, Griftlands, Gladius, Endless Space 2, Lego Builder's Journey, FFXIV, Sea of Thieves, and more! Also your emails! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20212 hours, 43 minutes, 40 seconds
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CORE 271: Dirt Nickle

Windows 11 and all the stuff that might effect your pc gaming life. Nvidia gets weird with AI and painting. Steam sale starts today! Fat Black Chocobos and how to gets em. Dear Martha goes to Russia today. Scott goes HARD into Chore Core this week. Chivilary II. Griftlands. Invisible Inc. Tainted Grail. FF14. Wildermyth. House Flipper. Dorfromantik. Your emails and more! Also, what's up with Incest Pig? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/25/20212 hours, 15 minutes, 53 seconds
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CORE 270: Yakuza: Like a Dragon Beef

We sum up things in E3 so you don't have to, and we tell you what we think stuck and what didn't. Plus, Dear Martha Steam reviews, Yakuza Like a Dragon, Travelers Rest, and Invisible Inc. Plus Jon plays House Flipper. And Beau went wild in the deck builders but has regrets about Mass Effect. And lots more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/20212 hours, 52 minutes, 25 seconds
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CORE SPECIAL: The PC Gaming Show E3 2021 with the CORE crew

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6/14/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 24 seconds
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CORE SPECIAL: SquareEnix at E3 2021 with the CORE crew

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6/13/202151 minutes, 31 seconds
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CORE SPECIAL: Microsoft-Bethesda Showcase 2021 with Scott and Jon

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6/13/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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CORE SPECIAL: Ubi-Soft Forward 2021 with Scott and Beau

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6/12/202157 minutes, 53 seconds
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CORE SPECIAL: Summer Fest 2021 Commentary with Scott & Jon

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6/10/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 56 seconds
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CORE 269: Roach on a house, everyone loves ya

Battlefield 2042 announced today, and we have thoughts about it, and how it will never be Planetside 1. Last of Us stand alone multiplayer game still coming. Overwatch goes full cross-play. Ratchet and Clank might have hit a new all time high. TWO Dear Martha Steam reviews. Cyberpunk, Tainted Grail, RE8, FF14, and the final missions! All that and your emails too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 49 seconds
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CORE 268: Dragon bE3f

We have the E3 details and we feel like talking about those details, including the big leak from 2k today. Also lots of games played this week so suit up and get ready for a big ol' CORE episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/4/20212 hours, 15 minutes, 33 seconds
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CORE 267: Mass Reflect

No Blizzcon in 2021. Dead by Daylight gets a load of RE people in it. MS confirms Starfield will get a big showing this June. Uncharted 4 coming to PC. No Man's Sky gives you the Normandy. Sonic looks really stupid in the Olympics. 3D Hentai Checkers gets the Dear Martha treatment. We have a LOT of Mass Effect remastered talk today. PowerWash Sim, Days Gone, RE:V, Bugsnax, and lots lots more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/20212 hours, 29 minutes, 35 seconds
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CORE 266: Find The Data Drive

More ex-Blizzard folks in a new company, Lightfordged Games. Target gets out of the Pokemon fight. Mass Effect in effect this weekend. Dark Alliance coming to Gamepass day one. Jon played RE8 3 times so far. Dear Martha Steam Reviews. Back to Shipbreaker. ESO. FF14. Yakuza 0, and loads more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/14/20212 hours, 8 minutes, 1 second
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CORE 265: Will there be a crotch nest?

RE8 hits tomorrow and the word on the street is good! Nintendo wants kids to learn how to make games on Switch! Mass Effect LE lets you make custom console case art. Really. Blizz loses players but gains profits. Dear Martha Steam Reviews. Shipbreaker got its big patch finally! Apex gets 3v3 arena matches. ESO is still great. So is FF14, Mega Man X, and Dragon Quest Builders 2. Beau digging on Children of Morta, SW Battlefront 2, Andromeda, Inquisition, Torchlight 3 and more. Emails too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/20212 hours, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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CORE 264: Money Melon

MS goes for the 88-12 split, just like Epic. Acivision's Bobby Kotick got forced to take a pay cut. He also looks like a certain celeb. Xbox no longer charging you for free to play games. Capcom goes long with the demo for 8. The new Mortal Kombat movie is great trash. Dear Martha gets in on the Dragon Beef this week. ESO, PGA Tour 2K21, Obsidian Prince, NieR Replicant, FF14, Torchlight III on Series S, emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/20211 hour, 59 minutes, 41 seconds
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CORE 263: We Live in a Satiety!

Jeff Kaplan leaving blizz, and what we make of that. Windows is overhauling the Windows Store for game stuff. PS Plus Video Pass leaked but no one really knows what it is. EA is upping frame rates on a load of older EA games for next gen consoles. Dear Martha Steam Review. ESO vs FF14 beef continues. MLB The Show on Xbox. American Fugitive on Switch. TaleSpire is interesting. Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/20211 hour, 59 minutes, 33 seconds
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CORE 262: MMO Mix Up

Tim Sweeny got that Sweeny Money. Jaffe says Sony is building a Gamepass like service right now. RE showcase was a thing and we break it all down. Last of Us remake? Alexa will start working with Gamepass. Blizz added a couple more games to the arcade collection. Things Naughty Dog is NOT making. Dear Martha Steam Reviews. The games we are playing and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/20211 hour, 51 minutes, 1 second
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CORE 261: Keeping your game in the fridge

Deathloop delayed, Advent Children getting the 4k HDR treatment, EA play is weird on PC. Path of Exile 2 is coming and looks like one! Dear Martha game reviews. FFXIV and Scott and John in that game. FUSER. Two Point Hospital. Heroes and Hearthstone and your emails and more! Why do people meme Shrek anyway? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/20212 hours, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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CORE 260: Everything is a simulation

CyberPunk hits 1.2 and we have all kinds of thoughts about that. Among Us is going full art-redo and we are here for it. No Man's Sky adds a big multiplayer element. Sony's MLB The Show is coming day one on Xbox with Gamepass. We guess that means hell froze over or something. Beau goes off on Bitcoin. What we are playing this week, and your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/20212 hours, 27 minutes, 43 seconds
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CORE 259: Pikman Everywhere

The BAFTA's happened. Hades and Last of Us Part II did really well. Niantic wants you playing with Pikmin outside. MS might be buying Discord for 10b. Steam has some standards we guess. Switch 2 could boost some serious Mario with DLSS from NVIDIA. Dear Martha Steam Reviews. Scott beat Outer Worlds, is playing Mankind Divided again, Littlewood on Switch, and tried that Magic ARPG. (Hint: It's kinda bad right now). John all back into FF 14, while Beau is in HOTS again. Get the new Frogpants newsletter at FROGPANTS.CLUB! And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 58 seconds
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Frogpants Plays: Special Interview with Chris Metzen

Scott and Chris have a sit-down and chat up up about his new big project, plus lots of great insights into development of this kind of project vs something like a major game release at Blizzard. Here’s a bit more about the project. Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent is a 5E campaign setting by Chris Metzen and Warchief Gaming. The first release in this universe, Worldbook: Lawbrand, is based on the roleplaying campaign that Chris ran with his childhood friends in the eighties and nineties, before heading to Blizzard to work on worlds such as Warcraft, StarCraft, and more. Enjoy Scott Johnson chatting with Chris Metzen about his awesome new project! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 19 seconds
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CORE 258: Ancient Needs

Swuare-Enix did their showcase, and there were a few things of note. Playstation buys EVO, and we think that is a little odd. EA Play now on Gamepass PC. Diamond Cards come to Hearthstone. Scott actualy played a little Lust From Beyond, and it kinda was not what we thought it was. Also the long hunt for that Pharaoh Feeling. Jon is back into Neir, and loves it. More Loop Hero, and Beau just did some old fashioned Hots this week! And your emails! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 45 seconds
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CORE 257: Honor and Implants

This is the week all that Bethesda stuff comes slamming into your Gamepass sub. Right now in fact! Hang on to those 20 year old Diablo II saves. Also, Artifact is done. Are you? We go hard into Loop Hero, and why it's our game of the now. Horizon is rad on PC. Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 37 seconds
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CORE 256: Techno Swamp

Jon had a baby! But Scott and Beau are here to keep things running tonight with talk about Diablo IV, OW2 getting cooler by the second, MTG getting some Warhammer 40k love, and Bioware and the dropping of Anthem. Scott is losing it over Loop Hero, with some Griftlands, and Valheim thrown in. Beau is playing all the Blizz games, plus some Dicey Dungeons, Dyson Sphere, and Valheim! And lots more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 24 seconds
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CORE 255: Nobody Wants Hard Milk

Mortal Kombat trailer is rad. Nintendo Direct had stuff to talk about. They had me at Mario Golf. No Man's Sky gets pets. Kingdom Hearts comes to PC. Blizzconline discussion. More factory building games on tap this week. Legend of Keepers is Scott's new jam. Ori looks INSANE on big TVs with lots of features. Hearthstone holds Beau hostage again. Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/19/20211 hour, 59 minutes, 54 seconds
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CORE 254: The Mandalorian and the Lady of Bear Island

That cancelled Xbox 360 GoldenEye game leaked! Blizzconline happens next week. We have thoughts. Disco Elyisium is getting a BIG update or owners of the game. Someone hacked CDPR hardcore. Mario 3D Land hits this week. Shipbreaker, WoW, Legend of the Keepers, Alba, Fallen Order, Genshin Impact, and lots more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/20212 hours, 11 minutes, 38 seconds
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CORE 253: Adjective Edition

Beau is here tonight to talk with Scott about their joint love of the new addiction known as Dyson Sphere Program on PC. But there's more! Mass Effect Legendary Edition coming and soon! Stadia cut out its internal game dev teams. How about the return of College Football to video games? More Shipbreaker, more Demon Hunters, and more Yakuza: Like a Dragon. And MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 50 seconds
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CORE 252: Resident Evil Kart

The rise and fall of the Live Gold price. Gamepass hits a milestone. Sony should make an RPG from NaughtyDog. The quick and dirty on all this Gamestop stuff. Resident Evil 8 shows off a load of stuff. Tall lady!! Hitman III, Shipbreaker, Pokemon Go, Spiritfarer, and your emails! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/20211 hour, 57 minutes, 40 seconds
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CORE 251: A Nouveau Hope

Ubisoft is making a Star Wars game for Lucasarts! So is Bethesda, 'cept for Raiders of The Lost Ark! CDPR says sorry, and has some plans. Fallen Order and Battlefront 2 get next gen updates for free. Scott is still hooked on Shipbreaker and Xcom 2, while John is giving Teardown a run! Your emails and lots more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 24 seconds
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CORE 250: Microsoft Mario?

Come with us on a trip to try and find the perfect mech game! Also, did you know MS almost bought Nintendo once? Ubisoft might be rolling into Gamepass and we are all for it! That KFC console is not going on sale. Mechwarrior 5, Phantom Brigade, Battletech, P-Go, Warcraft, Fynyx Rising, and so much more this week! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 56 seconds
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CORE 249: End of Days

That's right, time for our end of year games roundup and talk of our favorite games of the year! There are quite a few surprises in here this year so tune in and see how it jives with your 2020 favorites! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/20202 hours, 11 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Year End CORE Message From Co-Host Jon Jagger

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12/26/202025 minutes, 7 seconds
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CORE 248: We Invite you to do what you'd have done anyway

We need to talk about Cyberpunk a week into things. And so we do. Like we REALLY do. Too much to list here. Also new Mass Effect coming, Diablo Immortal exists still, and Riot announces an MMO. What we played and lots more so tune in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/20202 hours, 22 minutes, 56 seconds
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CORE 247: CyberPunk or CyperPunk'd

A deep dive into CyberPunk so far, and the kinds of stuff swirling around it. Game Awards is happening right now. WoW talk about Torghast, Haven and why Jon should play it, GeForce Now to the rescue. And loads more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 15 seconds
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CORE 246: We Did It For Science

We have some talk about Mando and Kratos coming to Fortnite, Cyberpunk is only a week away, Mass Effect and Dragon Age lose their leads. WoW time, more viking time, and for some reason back to Outer Worlds, and LOTS more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 54 seconds
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CORE 245: Don't Sneak, Just Plunder

We go a little deeper into our Series X experience a couple weeks in. Hitman devs take aim at Bond next. Marvel Avengers is not doing well. Hogger is coming to Heroes. Valhalla is rad and we all love it so far. Shadowlands is good, and more wow. Gears 5 is INSANE on X/S. Beau had to make a girlfriend in Baldur's Gate 3, and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 28 seconds
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CORE 244: Dawn of One, Eve of Another

The Series X is out and the PS5 right on its tail! We talk about our experiences so far. Mass Effect is getting a remastered trilogy. And a whole new game down the road. We're playing AC Valhalla, Days Gone, Watch Dogs Legion, the WoW pre-expac event, Baldur's Gate 3, and lots more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/20201 hour, 57 minutes, 33 seconds
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CORE 243: Hack the Planet

Preloading EA games on gamepass for the 10th. Oculus Quest 2 sells super well. Spider-verse style animation coming to Miles Morales! Witcher 3 has no load times on Series X. Next week means new consoles! Watch Dogs Legion is good! Dirt 5 is also good! Teardown is amazing. Squadrons is happening with all of us and your emails to boot! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 7 seconds
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CORE 242: Back To Monkey Town

Cyberpunk got punked again. Metzen announces a new project with tabletop as the focus! Legion reviews seem solid! No Man's Sky goes next gen for free! Anthem is still saying things about the game that they maybe have been working on. Ghostrunner is rad. WoW is comfort food. Hades is is offramped. And lots of other talk you might enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/29/20201 hour, 43 minutes, 54 seconds
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CORE 241: The Future Is Made of Gamers

What happens when more and more in political power use gaming and streaming as a tool to reach voters? We discuss how this works and how it might work in the future. Also, Warcraft is really good right now for Scott and Jon. The Solitaire Conspiracy still suits us. Hades still owns our souls. Emails about EA and star wars and way more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/22/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 11 seconds
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CORE 240: Ball of Duty

Wow Prepatch has us interested again. Modern Warfare lets you shrink it a little. Spider-Man gets a cat. Monster Hunter gets a movie. Animal Crossing is a Among Us game it turns out. Scott plays Final Fantasy 14. Hades still a threat. A mashup and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/15/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 35 seconds
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CORE 239: Talk Into My Ear

What is Luna and do you want it? Or are there already too many gaming streaming services. Steve enters Smash and some are not happy about it. Sony does a hardware breakdown of the PS5. Nvidia cards are WAY back ordered now. Baldur's Gate 3 is in EA. Scott played and really liked Neir Automata. Shocking we know. Hades, Forgone and The Solitaire Conspiracy get a look too. Hades especially. Squadrons is...ok we think. Great emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/8/20201 hour, 59 minutes, 34 seconds
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CORE 238: Open Your World

What even is crunch in gaming and what can be done about it? Also early Series X impressions are in, and they are good! Among Us dumps sequel and goes back to the first game. A bunch Metal Gears make their way to GoG. Peter Parker looks different on PS5. Scott talks about his effort to scratch the right open world itch he has right now. Shadow of War, Watch Dogs 2, and Just Cause 4 on deck. Jon rightly loves Hades, but not Super Mario All-Stars 3D. Spelunky 2 is pretty great though. Beau finished Banner Saga 2 and is ready for 3! Our /paid on Steam and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/1/20201 hour, 52 minutes, 41 seconds
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CORE 237: Baby Sleeping Place

HUGE week of discussion. Let's start with Mike Morheim announcing today that Dreamhaven is his new games company, with sub studios, Secret Door and Moonshot. All of what that means and could mean. Plus, preordering PS5's and Xboxs is harder than you thought. Also GTX3080's for that matter. A big discussion about the Xbox plan, and how their HUGE acquisition of Zenimax/Bethesda could impact things. 7.5 BILLION dollars is a lot of dollars. No Man's Sky goes further than we thought. Shadow of War. Art of Rally. Avengers goes on hold. Disgaea PC. The Banner Saga. And your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/24/20202 hours, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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CORE 236: Throbbing Logos

Sony took the virtual stage today, and we have price and dates for PS5. Also a look at Final Fantasy 16, Mile Morales, The Plus Collection, and Ragnorok, a God of War sequel. Mad Max, Wasteland 3, Luigi's Mansion, streaming some cooking and guitar playing, and The Beau Zone Layer! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/17/20202 hours, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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CORE 235: A Series of S and X

Microsoft finally confirms and gives a date to the Xbox Series X and S, and we think this is all a pretty insane deal. We talk about all of it, including what we think Sony will need to do to answer what we got this week from MS. EA adds to the pile as well. The Witcher is getting a free next gen update for all owners. Nintendo wants you to do lots of temporary things for his 35th birthday. Mad Max, Star Renegades, Control, Marvel's Avengers, Crusader Kings 3, Divinity 2, Dead Cells, and LOTS more. Oh and why your eyes might be your display problem. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/10/20202 hours, 2 seconds
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CORE 234: Dead Cells & The Wagon

Nvidia cards and what they might do to your wallet this year. Ubisoft renames Gods and Monsters to something dumber. Sony is thinking about more PC games. Witcher goes full Pokemon. What it means to fall off the games management wagon, and how to get back on. Spiritfarer is amazing and you should be playing it. Wasteland 3. New Super Lucky's Tale. Fall Guys. Crusader Kings 3. And why you should ask for Dante when getting gigabit internet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/3/20202 hours, 12 minutes, 45 seconds
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CORE 233: Explosive Burrito

We give our take on the Apple / Fortnite / Google thing. DC had a big week with two big game announcements. What even is Lord of the RIngs: Gollum? Fall Guys keeps breaking records. Jon wants back into FFXIV. Rogue Legacy 2, Sleeping Dogs is done, Mad Max visit, The Witcher 3 is done for Jon. Grounded is pretty grounded. Dead Cells for Beau. And LOTS MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/27/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 42 seconds
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CORE 232: The dogs are still sleeping

Halo Infinite infinitely delayed. Cyberpunk shows off LifePaths. Doom Eternal gets some DLC. Last of Us 2 gets a HUGE update. Sleeping Dogs, Hellbound, Littlewood, Witcher, HZD, Paper Mario and why Beau loves Youtube premium. :) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/13/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 19 seconds
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CORE 231: But what about these guns

Spider-Man comes to PS5 only for Avengers, PS4 controllers only work with PS4 games. Diablo Immortal gameplay shown. Fall Guys seems rad. Zelda Monsters in your book! On our playlists, Yakuza 0, Earthlock, Blazing Beaks, Paper Mario, Odyssey, Diablo 3 and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/6/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 34 seconds
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CORE 230: A More Artistic Meat Boy

We look a little closer at the Xbox event last week. Why some say Halo Infinite needs help the graphics department. Grounded gives you some sweet spider options. Nintendo and the gigaleak, and what we learned from it. Carrion, Shipbreaker, Celleste, Krumit's Tale, Sea of Thieves, why we are all going to play Yakuza 0, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/30/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 53 seconds
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BONUS: Xbox Series X Streaming Event Coverage

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7/23/20201 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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CORE 229: We are paper

Ubisoft is in trouble, Yakuza goes full RPG, No Man's Sky gets scary, Final Fantasy 7R gets ready for the next one, Ghosts and Paper fight it out in the charts, all the 40k games, Breakpoint is better, Shipbreaker is amazing, Superhot is super hotter, and Divinity 2 is still pumpin! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/23/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 13 seconds
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CORE 228: The Great Tier Discussion

More coverage of what came out of Ubisoft last week. Deeper cuts into Farcry, Hackertown, and Skull and Bones. Halo 3, Titanfall 2, Acient Enemy chilling us out, Neon Abyss missing the mark barely, and so much more today. A must listen episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/16/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 13 seconds
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CORE 227: Why Would You Do Either of These Things

Microsoft says next gen upgrades need to be free - removes DLC loophole, but "remasters" will presumably still be a thing. 23rd for their big stream. The Sims is getting a reality TV show. Ninja is back...and he's on Youtube this time. Warcraft had their Shadowlands talk... it was pretty meh, but Beta starts next week. Art book is back! Still on track for Fall release. Hardspace: Shipbreaker. Curse of the Old Gods (PC early access). Streaming Titanfall 2 and LOVING IT. Swimmin in Animal Crossing NH. Roundguard. Streets of Rogue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/9/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 44 seconds
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CORE 226: ReamWorld

Are you ready to pay $70 for new games? Crucible goes back to the drawing board. Last of Us 2 gets no DLC, but maybe multiplayer. Is the Series S Xbox coming in a couple weeks? Worms gets into the battle royale business. Games we are playing and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 26 seconds
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CORE 225: Gotta Push 'em All! DOTAmon

Cyberpunk 2077 had new things to show today. Star Wars Squadrons. Skate. Avengers. Steam summer sales. Mixer going away. Why Desperadoes III is amazing. Why Jon LOVES The Last of Us II, and a lot more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 39 seconds
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BONUS - Avengers Gameplay Stream

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6/24/202041 minutes, 33 seconds
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CORE 224: Pokemon, Snap Back!

Beau is out, but Jon and Scott are in this week talking all things PS5, Pokemon Snap coming back, Star Wars Squadrons, Last of Us 2 and more! Also Scott's huge 4x experiment, thoughts on Old World, Griftlands and Desperadoes III! Jon played the Outer Worlds again too! And lots more! Oh and we argued about 90's cartoons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/20201 hour, 57 minutes, 38 seconds
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BONUS EPISODE: PS5 Reveal Frogpants Commentary

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6/11/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 16 seconds
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CORE 223: Mech Itch

EA is back on steam! Do we care? Do you? We talk about it. Destiny fans are not happy. Warcraft pushes an announcement. PS5 stuff pushed but we get it tomorrow. Civ VI keeps racking up victims. Deep Rock still has us by the tail. Animal Crossing is a great place to leave tips. Battletech is so rad. Command and Conquer conquer again! Burnout Paradise won't run for me. And LOTS more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/20201 hour, 27 minutes, 34 seconds
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CORE 222: Unleashing our Fury

We get into some news, like Blizzcon being canceled, Doom Eternal doing the right thing (maybe), Avengers, and why that thing is still a problem game. Minecraft Dungeons and Crucible are not terrible, but they are not great. More Rock Dwarves for us all! Fury Unleashed still rockin Scott's world. How gaming conventions might work in the future! Your emails and loads more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/28/20201 hour, 34 minutes, 36 seconds
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CORE 221: Rock and Stone!

Mafia Trilogy sounds like it might be worth a look! GTAV goes free! Nintendo gives Paper Mario fans what they want! Artifact 2 is really happening we guess. Ghost of Tsushima looks amazing. We played a LOT of Deep Rock Galactic this week and we LOVE THIS GAME! Animal Crossing is going strong for Scott AND Jon now. Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/21/20201 hour, 52 minutes, 57 seconds
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CORE 220: So Many Triangles!

We break down all this Unreal 5 news, and see what we think. EA has a load of games coming this year including what seems to be a Mass Effect trillogy remaster. RD2 petting horse thing is nuts. Animal Crossing crosses Jon, Scott gets some real anime bullshit in Ace Combat 7, and Beau finds his groove again in The Witcher 3. Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/14/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 10 seconds
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CORE 219: He's handsome but he smells like vegetables

We break down all the stuff Microsoft showed today for the Series X games, and some commentary on how this is all gonna go for them come year-end. We like that Robocop is coming to MK11. Valhalla trailer blew our minds. Why is Mass Effect not a tactics game yet? LevelHead is amazing. Animal Crossing is the right thing still. FFVII is amazing according to Jon. Finding the best unwind game. And LOTS more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/20202 hours, 12 minutes, 10 seconds
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CORE 218: Senior Star Citizen

Last of Us 2 has a bad leak, and a new release date. New AC has vikings in it, and we are pretty stoked about it. Epic says you need 2FA to use the store now. Elite Dangerous adds fleets. Morhaime has things to say about Blizzard. Iratus, Gears Tactics, XCOM, FFVII Remake and lots more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/20201 hour, 51 minutes, 13 seconds
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CORE 217: Reboot, Remaster, Remake, Repeat

Jon is now all in on FF7 and there is nothing stopping him. Scott went on a sales binge on the Switch. Diablo-likes can never taste like the real thing. Spoilers make things better for some of us. RTX in Minecraft is really mindblowing. Mario Maker 2 got a HUGE update. Animal Crossing is getting a huge update RIGHT THIS MINUTE! GeForce Now loses more games. Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/23/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 49 seconds
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CORE 216: A wild XCOM appears

Why games should always let you pull the trigger. Uncharted collection goes free. Stadia is still weird. PS5 controller is kinda funny. Remapping controllers on Switch is kinda cool. XCOM has a new game out, and no one knew it was coming. Gears Tactics seems like it might scratch the same itch. Animal Crossing still engrossing for Scott. Ancient Enemy is a serious treat. Fallout 76 is better. RE3 is scary. Mechs in No Man's Sky. Civ VI and LOTS more! Oh and Beau cried a lot in Final Fantasy 7. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 45 seconds
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CORE 215: No Foolin'

April Fools day is dumb, but googly eyes on your shooter heroes is kinda rad. Gearbox is in another mess, and we don't hold very well with this particular turn. DOOM Eternal has been whipped, and Jon and Beau have advice. RE3 is coming this week, and Scott and Jon are ready to stream the screamfest. Animal Crossing still owning Scott's time. Ghost Recon Breakpoint got a lot better this week. Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/20201 hour, 29 minutes, 48 seconds
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CORE 214: We are DOOMED!

Doom and Animal Crossing New Horizons are huge releases and we played a TON of those two games! Plus loads of other stuff this week so tune in and enjoy in this weird time! Now with a 400lb Baconator Butthole Expresso Butter! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/20201 hour, 55 minutes, 1 second
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CORE 213: Mellifluous Vernacular!

E3 is cancelled. We talk about what that means! HZD is coming to PC for real now. Lego Mario is rad. DOOM launch trailers are better than others. Last of Us coming to HBO. Castlevania on Netflix continues to be a damn joy. Reggie Fils-Aime appointed to executive board at GameStop. No Man's Sky - it's becoming a problem. And SO much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/20202 hours, 5 minutes, 47 seconds
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CORE 212: Everything is Better on A Tractor

We break down all the Baldurs Gate 3 stuff. GDC is cancelled. Will E3 get hit? Halo is back on PC. Final Fantasy 7 demo thoughts. Want a gamer bed? We kinda do. NMS is getting better and better and better. Does Scott think he will ever get the city builder he wants? Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/20201 hour, 48 minutes, 13 seconds
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CORE 211: Confirm the Origin of Fire

Wolcen has issues but we are split on it. Mass Effect 2 is fun to talk about it turns out. Animal Crossing is in Scott's dreams. No Man's Sky just gets better and better. Should Eli Roth, or ANYONE else do a Borderlands movie? Sonic was....good? And loads more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/20202 hours, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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CORE 210: This is not the right mushrooms

Anthem is getting reworked. Blizzard is not ready for NOW. Keighley is out of E3! And we played a LOT of games, so tune in and enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 5 seconds
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CORE 209: Back away from the JPEG brawler

Sony is giving us more bread crumbs. Phil Spencer knows who the enemy is. Blizz sort of answers concerns regarding WC3 issues. Nvidia goes full launch with GForce Now. Rockstar loses a founder. Breakpoint get's a fresh start. Scott played LOTS of card games. Jon like playing BB8. Beau did NOTHING but Warcraft III. And your emails! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/20201 hour, 59 minutes, 43 seconds
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CORE 208: We await only your command Warchief

We talk a lot about Warcraft 3 Reforged and the rough launch. Also what makes you help a friend move. KotOR is getting a remake of it's own soon! Atari wants to make a hotel chain. Torchlight is going the full III instead of Frontiers. Youtube and Blizz strike an exclusive deal. All the cool stuff we are playing and loads more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/20202 hours, 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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CORE 207: Doom Like

Cyberpunk delayed, but we are ok with it. GTA6 and Spider-Man 2 leaks happened. Doom Eternal looking REALLY good so far. LittleWood is right up Scott's alley. Jon reviews WoW 8.3 a bit. Beau still has his head in Black Desert Online, and bought an outfit for his lady. NEXEOPARDY is back baby! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/20201 hour, 52 minutes, 15 seconds
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CORE 206: Simlish You Can Understand

Sony is out! MS is still in! The Avengers gets delayed! What's up with The High Republic? Alienware gets into the Switch space. Doom knows how to do Doom things. Nemesis has a flame thrower? No thanks. What we played this week and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/20201 hour, 45 minutes, 34 seconds
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CORE 205: Smooth Cheeseburger

We get all caught up after the holidays, and find out why Beau is so taken by Black Desert Online. Or why Scott is playing nothing but shooters all of the sudden. Or why Jon died in a chair. Lots of good stuff today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/20202 hours, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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CORE 204: Dating Sims and Gaming Whims

Our followup our dating sim homework is here, and you don't wanna miss it. The next Xbox is called The Xbox. We also know what it looks like. Video Game Awards happened. More shadow tactics, ESO, Builders II, Star Wars Battlefront revisited, Diablo 3 and a LOT more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/20192 hours, 5 minutes, 31 seconds
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CORE 203: Start a character and then leave!

RE3 is coming and we have thoughts on that. People cheat, and Blizz ain't having it. What Darksiders Genesis needs. Why Dragon Quest Builders 2 actually works for Scott. Why Jon can't live with his RPG faces. And so much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/20192 hours, 1 minute, 2 seconds
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CORE 202: Top and Bottom Gary

We are ALL over the place tonight, but at the core of CORE, we get into the long hunt for the perfect action RPG. Also, RE3 is getting a remake treatment it seems. Diablo 4 is dropping Ancient Legendaries from the whiteboard. A new segment tonight too! Oh, and why Xcom2 is soooooo good still. We will all play Gloomhaven when it's ready. And a great call from a deep voice tonight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/20191 hour, 56 minutes, 35 seconds
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CORE 201: I like the farmin', you like the charmin'.

We go deep into why Diablo keeps dragging us back in. Holiday sales are happening! Nomansky gets a big new update. Games that we meant to play this year but did not. Games we might grind out in the holiday time. And lots of stuff here and here so get in and listen! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/20192 hours, 37 seconds
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CORE 200: Bob knows you can do better

Half-Life Alyx is a thing and we go DEEP on the implications. Anthem might not be done just yet. Path of Exile goes full sequel but not really. Stadia is out and is mixed but interesting. Video Game Awards are kinda...dumb. Fallen Order sounds like it's great with some cracks. And so much more. Listen in and enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/20191 hour, 59 minutes, 4 seconds
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CORE 199: Getting out of Brown Town

How sub-game services are changing how we see video games. Sonic looks better now! Red Dead 2 on PC! A little more ESO talk. Burnout Paradise. Diablo 3, and way more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 56 seconds
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CORE 198: Conventional Wisdom

Beau and Scott here this week getting all the Blizz news figured out from Blizzcon, and in particular, D4. EA back in bed with Steam. Services that you feel bad for having. China went full Shwartz. Getting bannded for cheating. Scott gushes over ESO, and Beau is back in D3 hardcore. And lots more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/20192 hours, 21 minutes, 24 seconds
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CORE 198: Blizzcon 2019 Commentary Day 1

Blizzcon 2019 Commentary Day 1. With Scott and Jon and Beau! Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/20191 hour, 59 minutes, 10 seconds
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CORE 197: Deathwing in the sky with diamonds!

Blizzcon predictions! Deathwing in Heroes! Fallout 76 has serious fallout from their latest announcement. Last of Us 2 is delayed. Command and Conquer all over again soon! Shroud is outta here. Mike Ybarra joins Blizzard. Planetside 3 is a thing. All the games we are spending time in and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/20191 hour, 42 minutes, 16 seconds
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CORE 196: Starting a RIOT

We look at all the Riot announcements this week, and that weird Fortnite thing that went down. Deathwing seems to be in the wings. How many dos games can you play in your browser? ESO, Story of Seasons, Disco Elysium and MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/20191 hour, 38 minutes, 58 seconds
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CORE 195: Product In The Product Hole

Blizzard is in a hot pot. Red Dead 2 is coming to PC. PS5 got confirmed. Doom Eternal is gonna have to wait. Why does Scott like Breakpoint when everyone else hates it. Batman is still spinin! ESO is also rad! Untitled Goose Game has Jon's Goose. Opus Magnum is also rad for a couple of us. Black Desert Online is terrible with great combat, and MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 40 seconds
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CORE 194: Oversmash

It's a Scott-free zone this week on CORE, as Jon and Beau go deep on all the gaming stuff in their heads! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 35 seconds
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CORE 193: We have no idea who Henry is

Why so many Switches? Link in two forms is good. Batman is still pretty awesome. Gears 5 and WoW have kept Jon very busy. Beau played 2016 DOOM again! And lots more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/20191 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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CORE 192: Fire Up a Cheese Crisp

Why we have not bought BL3 yet. Mr X is coming for Scott in a new game from Capcom. Is Anthem the new FFIV? Space Rocks are coming! A card game we should play. WoW is still in our hearts. Gears is still fun. And so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 56 seconds
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CORE 191: The Gears keep turning

Apple announced its gaming subscription thing. iPhones/iPads will soon sync with Xbox and PS4 controllers. And a deep dive into all the games we are playing, Gears 5 being a big one! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/20191 hour, 51 minutes, 11 seconds
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CORE 190: Where's Christian Haydensen?

This week we go deep into the games that are still coming this year we give a crap about. Why Beau is not into a ladder / suitcase / peeing simulator. More WoW Classic discission. Jon is holding someone hostage on the planet he's on for No Man's Sky. And lots more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/20191 hour, 44 minutes, 4 seconds
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CORE 189: Are you a fan of Classical?

We go deep on MMO culture, and why WoW Classic seems to be doing so well this week. Lots to say about it. More NMS stuff too, and some thoughts on Battle Passes again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/20191 hour, 43 minutes, 20 seconds
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CORE 188: No Man's Rebel Galaxy

Phil Spencer talks big talka bout Cloud gaming and we talk about it too. Solo mode and lootboxes are in the news! Diablo 4 hints galore. Rebel Galaxy, No Man's Sky updates, and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/20191 hour, 48 minutes, 5 seconds
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CORE 187: A-Qhira Matata

Kids and eSports...should that be a thing? We argue all sides of that question as Fortnite money washes over a 16 year old winner. We talk about Qhira, and all the games we are playing this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/8/20191 hour, 53 minutes, 39 seconds
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CORE 186: Sigma's Foot Bath Water

Frank Pearce leaves Blizzard. What that might mean. Our expectations for The Witcher show. Nintendo said they will fix all your drifting issues. Sigma has no shoes on and we noticed. What we are playing, your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 25 seconds
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CORE 185: We Needs Must Gather More Forces

We take a long look at the state of Early Access. New Switch again, this time for the TV and longer battery life. Skylines is good at being a calculator. Gloomhaven might be out a little early. Rocksmith is still putting out content! Your emails calls and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/20191 hour, 51 minutes, 32 seconds
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CORE 184: 10 Percent Faster

Warframe has a lot planned. Nintendo outs the the Switch Lite. Why Sean Murray likes things quiet. Heroes gets a 10% boost in speed. Amazon is trying to get into the Lord of the Rings MMO market. Star Craft 2 has a secret robot out there kicking your butt. How to adult with your games and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/20191 hour, 47 minutes, 24 seconds
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CORE 183: Making the Makers Making Makes

Mario Maker 2 is cool. We talk about gaming making culture and maybe why it's having a comeback. Artifcat was not promoted enough says Richard Garfield. No more boobs and blood in Hearthstone. Don't drink gamer water. And lots more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/20191 hour, 53 minutes, 56 seconds
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CORE 182: Checking in on the Underlords of addiction

A week with Underlords and we might have a problem. Mario Maker 2 is at your door. PUBG going full story in a new game. Nintendo Sony and MS all going after tariffs. Why are we not playing more Rocket League and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/20191 hour, 30 minutes, 43 seconds
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CORE 181: The Hunt Begins

We talk about why it's hard to out-Diablo Diablo, and what we want from the perfect clone of the best ARPG series of all time. Baldurs Gate 3 and how it will use 5e rules in it's universe. Discord questions! Why Scott loves HUNT so much. Why Jon faught all the Minotaurs. And why Beau feels so strongly about Cyberpunk. All that and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20192 hours, 36 minutes, 53 seconds
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CORE 180: Who remakes the remakers

We have a lot to say about bits of E3 this episode, but some cool focus on games as remakes vs remasters. Tune in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/20191 hour, 40 minutes, 40 seconds
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E3 Final Roundup 2019 Podcast

Like we do every year, here's Patrick and Scott summing it all up on the roundup episode! Thus ending our E3 commentary for 2019! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/20192 hours, 9 minutes, 40 seconds
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E3 Nintendo 2019

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6/11/201954 minutes, 58 seconds
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E3 Square Enix 2019

Time for Scott Jon and Patrick to get all up in E3 Square Enix 2019. It's a mixed bag, but you'll have to listen to find out why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/11/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 52 seconds
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E3 Ubisoft 2019

Join Scott Brian Dunaway and Patrick as they take in all that Ubisoft has to offer at E3 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 10 seconds
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PC Gaming E3 2019

Join Scott and Patrick as they sit down for the PC Gaming show of E3 2019. What did we think? Gonna have to listen to find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20191 hour, 55 minutes, 10 seconds
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VR Showcase E3

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6/10/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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E3 Bethesda 2019

Scott and Jon see if Bethesda has stuff worth seeing, and how they handle their rough year since last E3. Tune in and see! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 53 seconds
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E3 Microsoft Xbox Conference 6-9-2019

Scott, Patrick, and Jon settle in for the MS Xbox conference at E3 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/20191 hour, 54 minutes, 4 seconds
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E3 2019 EA And Stadia

Scott and Patrick revive our yearly tradition and cover E3 from the comfort of our studios! We start with some EA, Stadia, and such! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/8/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
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CORE 179: Big fat fatty smoked meat

Watch Dogs Legion is coming and we talk about it a whole bunch. Apple letting PS4 and Xbox controllers in. Magic is getting the animated Netflix treatment. Call of Duty goes back to Modern Warfare basics. The future of MOBA's, and how they are currently peaked. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/20191 hour, 38 minutes, 39 seconds
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CORE 178: Skrohawk, or Gamer Disorder according to WHO?

What is gaming disorder, according to the World Health Organization? We talk about it. Also Death Stranding has a release date and a weird new trailer. PlayDate seems interesting but a little pricey. Google is shutting down the Youtube Gaming app. Apex has a bit of a hit in the last two months. Why Jon and Scott love AC:O, and what Elswyr has to offer right now. Beau is back hardcore into Path of Exile. Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/20192 hours, 3 minutes, 56 seconds
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CORE 177: Game Juice is very important in 2019

What is Dota Underlords? Red Dead PC looks more and more probable. Fortnite goes full Wick. Ubisoft delays Skull and Bones. Switch sold more than PS4 in Japan. And MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/20191 hour, 46 minutes, 27 seconds
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CORE 176: All the Rage

What we think of Rage 2, and we go deep. The full list of E3 games is out and ready to look at. Steam Link on iOS happened and it works nice! Some spoiler-free GoT thoughts ahead of the finale. And your calls! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20191 hour, 48 minutes, 48 seconds
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CORE 175: Money For Pixels, Bits for Free

Apex Legends is coming to phones, and so is everything else, and is that ok? We also look at more drama around Gearbox. Loot boxes could become illegal in the US. And way more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 32 seconds
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CORE 174: Did Somebody Touch Your Tower?

Epic Games has a challenge for Steam and it's kinda weird. We talk all about it. In and out of love with Mortal Kombat 11. Despite Gearbox saying differently, there are in fact microtransactions in Borderlands 3. What is this Sonic nightmare we are in? And loads more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 59 seconds
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CORE 173: Casual Version of The Hard Stuff

MK 11 has some weird stuff going on, and we talk all about it. Plus, Anduin joins the frey. Will these guys get the cheaper Switch? Overwatch adds a workshop. And loads more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/20191 hour, 37 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Metzen Series Part 03: I Am Content

The 3rd and final part of this most recent Chris Metzen interview series. Perhaps the most emotional and intense of the three, but with some very happy endings. Not to mention some great behind the scenes in StarCraft and Diablo III. Thank you everyone, and especially Chris, for making this series happen. More soon! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 54 seconds
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CORE 172: Discless

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4/19/20191 hour, 47 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Metzen Series Part 02: Game Life

Part two in our multi-part interview series with Chris Metzen, video game legend, now retired. One part followup to our previous interviews and many parts look at the now and future of Chris, games, life and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/201934 minutes, 58 seconds
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CORE 171: The Full Bluehole

Why hard games work better for others than some. How about a REAL battle royale? Borderlands 3 does NOT have Troy Baker. Vikings are coming to Assasins Creed. What we are playing and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/20191 hour, 38 minutes, 33 seconds
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SPECIAL: The Metzen Series Part 01: Open Book

Part one in our multi-part interview series with Chris Metzen, video game legend, now retired. One part followup to our previous interviews and many parts look at the now and future of Chris, games, life and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/201928 minutes, 57 seconds
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BONUS: A taste of There Will Be Dungeons

A taste of TWBD for the CORE folks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/20193 hours, 3 minutes, 27 seconds
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CORE 170: That Old Bioware Magic

So much to talk about on the show today. Bioware has some fallout to deal with, and they responded...poorly. Borderlands 3 goes Epic timed exclusive and we have a LOT to say on that subject. Joker looks cool. What we are into and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/20192 hours, 16 minutes, 25 seconds
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CORE 169: Run for the Borderlands

Why Scott is mat at Bethesda today. He'll explain. Borderlands 3 is happening and we go deep on the announcements today. Borderlands 1 is also getting a big remaster. Wolfenstein Youngblood also looking tight. Is blizzard hiring out for all classic stuff from now on? What we are playing and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/20191 hour, 44 minutes, 55 seconds
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CORE 168: Head in the clouds

We try and wrap our wee heads around Google Stadia, and what MS might do in response come E3. Apex gets its Battle Pass, and it's...kinda lame. Octane seems cool though. Epic says they are not in the porn business. Heroes dumps paid loot boxes. Wildlands, Warframe, Pandemic Legacy, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/20191 hour, 41 minutes, 28 seconds
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CORE 167: Strangers and grinding and farming

This wee we discuss Cloud Gaming and what MS and Google have planned for your gaming dollor. Halo coming to PC on Steam and Windows! How much does it cost to have a Ninja play your game? Gift bags are coming to Divinity for some reason. The Division 2, Wildlands, WoW, and Darkest Dungeon, and MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/20191 hour, 47 minutes, 19 seconds
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CORE 166: One Mozambique Kill

What is old is new again, and we talk about older games getting more play later in their lives. We cover the Heroes AMA today! Apex Legends hits 50 million players. Vermintide 2 get's a rad expansion and LOTS more. Things like, why Jon can't be inside the human body ever. Or how Scott learned there are hookers in The Witcher. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 22 seconds
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CORE 165: Sam The Fly Wants My Yogurt

All this Apex talk reminds us that Overwatch has a few things to say! Baptiste joins that game. DUNE has new games coming. MK 11 decides that Johnny Cage is a good idea again. Rotton Tomatoes does the right thing. Our week in gaming! Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/20191 hour, 32 minutes, 51 seconds
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CORE 164: BeAware

Anthem is the big talk tonight, along with lots of thoughts about Bioware's latest. Also, with all this Apex Legends business, many of us are finding out what's happening on Origin. Darkest Dungeon II is coming and that sounds great. Netflix murders to more Marvel shows and more! On CORE tonight! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/20191 hour, 47 minutes, 5 seconds
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CORE 163: Pulled My Pork

We get into why we think Apex Legends came out of nowhere and shook up the whole scene in a week or less. Activision Blizzard laid off 800 people, and we don't think they needed to. We get into it a bit in this episode. And lots more tonight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 5 seconds
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CORE 162: Turn the page

We had a meeting. Today, we talk about that meeting, and the future of CORE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/20191 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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CORE 161: Very Toasty and Glad, Man

Big patch day with tons of little things thrown in. Plus lots of new grassroots tournaments happening this week. And an odd chat about our big video game mistakes in life. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 10 seconds
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CORE 160: Sweet Wings are Made of This

This week is ALL about the angel god, James Imperius Kirk. He's in the game now and he's rad. Or is he? We find out tonight on CORE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds
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CORE 158: Lord of The Wings

It's the day where we talk a lot about Imperius, and how we think he'll fit into our favorite MOBA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 25 seconds
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CORE 158: A week later

Kaeo Milker, the people's game director (we should just call him that even if it isn't his official title), message about the future of Heroes. Winter Event Begins. XP Changes are live - impressions now that they are in the game! New Quick Match ruleset for matchmaking - a review! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 23 seconds
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CORE 157: MC Mad Dignified

You know what we are talking about today. Tuck in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 7 seconds
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CORE 156: Snap Crackle Pop Rice XP's

What does Winter's Veil bring this year? Also, what are the pros saying about the PTR right now, and is their concern warranted? Reworks and stuff coming next week. So much more. Strap in and enjoy being strapped in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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CORE 155: Can you HGC me?

So why so quiet on the HGC front, Blizzard? Plus a look at all the stuff that landed this week. And even more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 3 seconds
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CORE 154: The List

We are missing a few heroes lately. Also lets go hard on the Tier list compiled from some pro players. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 46 seconds
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CORE 153: Who's the Coffin Lady?

People get salty when Orphea does that Q build. Twich drops are raining down! Boosts are a thing and we are not sure how we feel about them just yet. Healers get no more interuptions! Emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/20181 hour, 24 minutes, 51 seconds
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CORE 152: Mighty Morphin Orphea!

We sum up blizzcon, talk allot about Orphea, and go deep into new stuff coming soon! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/20181 hour, 44 minutes, 42 seconds
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CORE: The Blizzcon 2018 Bonus Interview Episode!

CORE: The Blizzcon 2018 Bonus Interview Episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/201828 minutes, 52 seconds
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CORE 151: The Burning Steeps

We are doing something cool at Blizzcon! Mal'Ganis continues his ugly business. We have lots of show predictions. Nexeopardy is back for a special pre-Blizzcon edition! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/20181 hour, 40 minutes, 16 seconds
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CORE 150: Demon Clown

Why did halloween end? How is Mal'Ganis after full release? Is he a main tank? Not really. Dabiri is out at Heroes. Twitch overlays get cooler. Diablo is a buzzkill. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 6 seconds
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CORE 149: To The Ends of the Earth!

What is the "creed" of Heroes? Mal'ganis is here and he is awesome, and a little unexpected. PTR patch notes are known. Balance patch too. HoTs got watched a lot on twitch it turns out. Getting out of robot hell, and MORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 55 seconds
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CORE 148: Mike's not here, man...

It's open phone night! Also, team league is really good now. Also, Mike is leaving blizzard! Also we know about Blizzcon panels now. And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 45 seconds
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CORE 147: Kerrigan Kan

What about mobile? Why not? Raven Lord gives you a choice this week. You can pay gold for announcers now. Kerrigan and Brightwing reworks are live. VT goodies are known. Our 7 deadly sins series continues. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 50 seconds
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CORE 146: Garden of Downvotes

Why numbers are not that important in the end. Big update about the fall of king's crest, new skins, and big reworks underway. Including an overhaul of Garden of Terror. Get ready for flex groups in Team League again! Balance patch and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/20181 hour, 39 minutes, 57 seconds
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CORE 145: Tanky no Thanky

Heroes makes you wanna tank in other games. How team league could be, by Beau. Blizzcon comes into focus for heroes and the rest. Independent leagues and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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CORE 144 : Do Re Me Fis To La Ti Do

When you are at the select screen what's your plan? Mephisto is out and pretty fun! We talk about spell power and why it might be broken. What happened to the TV puncher guy? Heroes swag hints at a new role system in the game. The 4th deadly sin from the series and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/20181 hour, 26 minutes, 1 second
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CORE 143: Mephist-O's

When WoW casts it's shadow over the rest of Blizzard. Mephisto is fun, and weird. Hanamura is pretty ok now! Tyrande is now out of the weird queue. Will we get another hero before Blizzcon? More deadly sins of Heroes and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/31/20181 hour, 44 minutes, 38 seconds
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CORE 142: Cheesy Irritating Damage Dumpster

D.Va has a new cinematic and we have thoughts about it. Mephisto is coming, and so is a reworked Hanamura. What's happening with Tyrande? And so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/20181 hour, 51 minutes, 22 seconds
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CORE 141: Bring In The Turtles

Warcraft is back in the limelight and as a result, we have some new ideas for Heroes characters already. Western Clash wrapup and why Beau hates loser brackets. The 7 Deadly Sins of Heroes. Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/20181 hour, 26 minutes
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CORE 140: The Unfortunate Timing of Sally Whitemane

All this BFA stuff could mean some things for Heroes! Whitemane is in the game. Twitch boxes are here again. A LOAD of Q&A coverage. All about Chen and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 49 seconds
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CORE 139: Sultry Sally Simultaneously Soothes Sores & Smacks Suckers

Gazlowe is trolling Scott in WoW. Let's learn all about Whitemane. Big changes for Chromie and Stukov coming. Heroes gets it's GI Joe on this week with a new skin event! What comes first, kit or character? And more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/20181 hour, 30 minutes, 39 seconds
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CORE 138: How to Arise Your Champion

We have a new tease and we are pretty sure it's Scarlet Monastery related! Big patch and we break it down. Why Malf may never be the same again. When you are playing your Heroes character like your WoW character, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 36 seconds
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CORE 137: Fever Dreams

Jon and Beau dig deep into recent changes in this episode of CORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/20181 hour, 29 minutes, 39 seconds
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CORE 136: Yank Ray Ray Around A Little Bit!

Yank Ray Ray Around A Little Bit! What if we got a new hero before Overwatch did? The art panel recap! Patch means reworks and skins! TempoStorm breaks down the mid-season brawl by the numbers. Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/20181 hour, 31 minutes, 49 seconds
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CORE 135: Rust and Chrome

Welcome to the Warchrome Wastes. Did they make these skins for Scott? He feels like it. How about a 5 man mount? Raynor and Azmo get a big rework. PTR holds lots of changes for next week. All those ranked changes are on the way as well. Beau sees a hammer he wants really bad and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 15 seconds
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CORE 134: Faction Traction

Cool jerseys man! Big patch today, but lots of little changes. More comics for the Nexus! What does $100 Canadian get you these days in the store? Some big talk about Horde v Alliance, and a revelation about Beau's past in the theater! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 22 seconds
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CORE 133: Dude What Emailed Us

Why they want you to play low level characters. The new battleground pool. A load of community contact this week and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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CORE 132: Sneaky D's

All our thoughts on Yrel and her entry into the Nexus. Spoiler: She's pretty rad. What's with no animated homescreen, blizz? Get your Twitch on so you can get free loot! Blizzard is going harder on bad behavior. 50% XP gains are yours for a while. Jaina has weird shoes. Mid-season brawl is happening. Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/20181 hour, 21 minutes, 32 seconds
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CORE 131: Yrel'ly Need to Get Excited

Could heroes ever see play on other platforms? We break down ALL the Echos of Alterac event info, including our newest hero, Yrel! Patch notes were significant this week. What brawls might we see come from the charity play? Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 12 seconds
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CORE 130: Unmasking Yourself

Blizzard agrees that things needed to change with boxes, so they did. The tricky world of Quick Match. Hero to Zero. How you mac players doing anyway? 3 years of Heroes and three years of CORE! Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 13 seconds
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CORE 129: Bundle Bungle

Choose a side and win stuff. Could they expand on this plan? Bundlemania! And by that we mean, maybe $80 is a bit much. Reworks hit the live server. Some of these skins are weird. The Heroes Charity Brawl is happening June 2nd! Hanamura taken off custom, and we wonder what that means. Wanna ride a shark? We do. Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 49 seconds
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CORE 128: Let Me Tell You Somethin' Brother...

Cain gets you back into it! We look at this Nexusmania thing in depth. Season 3 stuff. Diablo and Lunara are getting changes. Loads of balance changes hit this week. There was a Reddit AMA and they told us new stuff. What's up with Zeeb's spiders? Also, being a tank in Heroes can be tricky! Among many other weird things tonight! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/20181 hour, 34 minutes, 53 seconds
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CORE 127: We have a Lore to talk about

Stay awhile, AND LISTEN TO CAIN BREAK IT DOWN! A gateway to The Dark Nexus has opened! Announcing The 2018 Heroes Charity Brawl on June 2nd! We give our thoughts and impressions on Deckard Cain while welcoming the Raven Lord and the first chapter of Nexus Lore to the game! All that, short old ladies, your emails, and more on CORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 5 seconds
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CORE 126: Ask Them Anything

How to unwind in Heroes! PTR day and we have a lot to look at. Deckard is playable now. We look harder at that AMA Blizz did. Stutter Step with the pros. Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 49 seconds
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CORE 125: The Banana Theory

What heroes do you play the wrong way? We have examples. Also, Blizzard dropped a BIG breakdown of where they are with lots of stuff. Also a big patch really changed things for a few heroes. No Cain on PTR yet. And much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/13/20181 hour, 40 minutes, 19 seconds
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CORE 124: The Lorenado Cometh

The Lorenado is coming! What did we learn about Nexus lore this week at PAX? Tyrael lives in Neo-Stormwind for one thing. :) Deckard Cain is real and he is comin! We go deep on this kit. Fenix is broken but in a good way. DirectX9 is getting dumped after 16 years. Brawls get fun this week. Is Heroes more work than Overwatch to play? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/7/20181 hour, 39 minutes, 29 seconds
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CORE 123: Hard Luck Zarya

Hey! Your Fenix is showing! Brawlin with the Blues is fun! Lots to say about Fenix! Varian gets his. New PVE brawl coming friday! PAX is gonna be big says many! Nothing is sacred! And so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/20181 hour, 51 minutes, 41 seconds
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CORE 122: Hosed by The Tree Prophet

Sad sad Arthas, but we have a fix. Fenix seems really really great. Balance patch day and we have the details. What's up on the PTR? Varian getting a MAJOR change. And way more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/20181 hour, 26 minutes, 58 seconds
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CORE 121: One Map to rule them ALL!

One map to rule them all? How happy is Blizzard with the HGC stuff this year. Pax will be the place for a big announcement. Survey stuff is interesting. Target rank numbers look tight! A focused look at Li Li and why she's pretty great! Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/20181 hour, 34 minutes, 17 seconds
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CORE 120: The Cops are Comin!

Voice packs could be sooooo cool. Voice chat in the wild and what we think. Would the game do well with a season pass? Who's the next starcraft hero? HGC Clash ends with a bang. A breakdown of the Skeleton King! Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/20181 hour, 47 minutes, 18 seconds
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CORE 119: The cops are on patrol!

This week on CORE! We get arrested by some sweet new police skins for Worgen Freeman and friends! Reworks are everywhere this week and this time Sonya and Medivh get a little Balance Team TLC! and we're getting Ana BUFFS!! And that, a sweet new Q&A video with Captain Adab and Eric Cooper, your e-mails, and more! on this hole-style episode of CORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/20181 hour, 34 minutes, 19 seconds
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CORE 118: I like to Gazhigh and I love to Gazlowe

So how are solo players feeling at this stage? Mobas are hard on solo players, but does Heroes do it better than the rest? A deep look at Stukov and how you might want to play him in your comps. Voice is in the game and loads most stuff! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/20181 hour, 25 minutes, 52 seconds
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CORE 117: Happy Valentines Bidet!

Happy Valentines Bidet! Light news week but loads of great stuff this episode, and a DEEP look at everyone's favorite sack of meat, Stitches! (And why you should play him more.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/20181 hour, 41 minutes, 44 seconds
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CORE 116: The Unweildy Protoss

Scott shares some surprising revelations! Maiev is here and chewing up the scenery! Some more post-PTR Changes! Do Overwatch characters Basic Abilities have to match their FPS counter-parts so religiously? The Lunar Festival has begun! Heroes Mario Kart! All that, containment fields, knives, your e-mails, and more, on this crescent-shaped edition of CORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/20181 hour, 35 minutes, 48 seconds
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CORE 115: Let this be a wardening to you

What gets you excited about a new hero in the game? We go deep into this deep question...deeply. Maiev hits the PTR and we look at her kit and her role! Other MOBA's are in danger. Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/20181 hour, 26 minutes, 50 seconds
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CORE 114: I Maiev seen that tease

This week on CORE: What's behind the shower curtain? What's on everyone's mind when it comes to Arthas? What's up with the new patch today? And why isn't Heroes of the Dorm 2018 on Facebook? HGC is back! There Will Be Dungeons! All that, your emails, shower curtains, and more! and this veild episode of CORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 53 seconds
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CORE 113: Buncha Gundam Robots

So the mecha stuff that blizzard did this week blew our minds! We talk a lot about it. Blaze has grown on Beau. Deeper look at Tyrael changes. HGC is right around the corner! Emails and more! Oh and you gotta hear the top of the show this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 15 seconds
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CORE 112: Just 400 More Sharts

Blaze is here and he's great! We also talk gem bundles and how much Scott loves Blaze. Plus we dive into major patch changes on some of our favorite characters, like Blaze. All that, Blaze, your e-mails, and Blaze." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/20181 hour, 41 minutes, 47 seconds
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CORE 111: Honcho the Rocket Lord

How more stuff on the ground I can light on fire? Let's take a hard look at Blaze and why he's rad. In-dev video has some tastey stuff! Malf is getting big changes. Games are shorter than ever. HGC loses a couple teams. Trial Grounds is great! Your emails and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/20181 hour, 51 minutes, 14 seconds
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CORE 110: 2017 Goes Boof!

It's our Heroes of the Storm year in review! Join us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/20171 hour, 45 minutes, 30 seconds
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CORE 109: Garrosh can't pull jack

This week: is Quick Match getting weird? We do a post-mortem on the latest major patch: what worked and what didn't work and why? The new Ranked seasons started a little rough and we catch you up on what you might have missed. Balance patch dropped today and we cover the highlights! Part 2 of Escape from Nexeopardy! All that, your emails, and more, on this inappropriately ranked episode of CORE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/20172 hours, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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CORE 108: Sad Guy Handsoap

MERRY WINTER'S VEIL! Hanzo arrives in the Nexus to ring in the holiday and everyone's hands are that much cleaner! The 2018 Gameplay Update is LIVE and we give it one last review before diving in! We take a look at Performance-Based Matchmaking and celebrate the return of Nexeopardy! Or, shall we say, our Escape from Nexeopardy! Splood, Dungeon Runs, Simple Geometry, your emails, and more, on this handsome episode of CORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/20172 hours, 5 minutes, 49 seconds
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CORE 107: Turkey Nerf

It's the calm before the patch here on CORE, but that doesn't stop us from setting our brawls to Heroic! We're also a week in from the great support nerfs of 2017, so what's the verdict? It's your last call before the season ends so let's dive in. #Splood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/20171 hour, 12 minutes, 19 seconds
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CORE 106: Support THIS!

Damn, that brawl was good! Supportcalypse 2017 is upon us and WE NEED HEALING! Hanzo on PTR, Balance Patch notes, Reddit questions and answers, Politically Auto-Correct, SPLOOOOD!, your amazing e-mails, and more, on this blanket nerfed episode of CORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/20171 hour, 26 minutes, 28 seconds
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CORE 105: Splood!

This week we begin speculating what kind of lore might be coming to our favorite game and what that could mean for its future, after which we do a deep dive on the major 2018 Gameplay Updates that have landed in the PTR! We also talk Black Friday sales, look at the Winter Veil skins that the community has uncovered, and pitch another ball at the "Loot Boxes as Gambling" debate running hot in the gaming zeitgeist. All that, your e-mails, Splood, and more, on this unrevealed, invisible, and stealthed episode of CORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/20171 hour, 57 minutes, 5 seconds
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CORE 104: Craw Scrimshank

This week we welcome Alexstrasza to the Nexus, check our temperatures on 2.0, take a look at Travis McGeathy's comments about performance-based MMR, and take a look at the eSports Rosterpocalypse. All that, Craw Scrimshank, your e-mails, and more, on this dragon-y fire-y green heal-y episode of CORE! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/20171 hour, 29 minutes, 30 seconds
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CORE 103: Gems are hard

BlizzCon has come and gone! Settle in as we share our experiences about Heroes, the Con, Gatorade, Sylvanas statues, and recap all the crazy news and announcements that came out of the show -- but not before addressing Gemgate 2017! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/20171 hour, 38 minutes, 52 seconds