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Episode 17 — DIDO Is Dead

Episode 17 — DIDO Is Dead

April 13, 2019

Have you ever thought to yourself, "man, DualShockers Staff Writer Michael Ruiz is so cool, he should host a podcast!" If you have, today is your lucky day. This week, DualShockers Staff Writer Michael Ruiz is joined by DualShockers Staff Writer Max Roberts for the 20th time to bring you the video game content you deserve.

Usually, this is where we put a breakdown but there wasn't much to break down. We discuss what we've played -- which contains an oddly long Call of Duty discussion -- two news items, and Max's newfound love for the Mortal Kombat series and his excitement for Mortal Kombat 11. Also, we briefly discuss our trip to the wonderful city of Boston where we played a lot of video games at PAX East.

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Once again, thank you HTML for letting us use the song "Liquor Store" for our theme. You can find their music on Bandcamp.

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Note(s): Audio is a bit wonky this week. Sorry. Also, this was recorded before the Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order reveal. Again, sorry.

Episode 16 — This Division 2 Game Seems Pretty Good

Episode 16 — This Division 2 Game Seems Pretty Good

March 15, 2019

Logan, Michael, and their good friend Mario Rivera are on Drop In/Drop Out this week to talk about early thoughts on The Division 2Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to PC, and for some reason, My Chemical Romance.

Full breakdown of Episode 16:

Also, I'm aware that the audio has been acting strange lately on my (Logan) end lately in these recordings. I'm not really sure what's wrong at the moment but I'll be trying to rectify it before next week's show.

You can find Drop In/Drop Out on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify, in addition to listening natively on Podbean. If you have time to leave a review on any of those platforms, it’d help us a whole dang bunch.

Thanks to HTML for allowing us to use their song “Liquor Store” as the opening theme of the show. You can find their music over on Bandcamp.

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Episode 15 — The Resurgence of the Japanese Gaming Scene

Episode 15 — The Resurgence of the Japanese Gaming Scene

March 8, 2019

Devil May Cry has returned and the fantastic early review scores lead Logan and Michael to talk about the Japanese gaming scene as a whole which has been on fire the past few years. The duo also ends up talking about what happens when video games as a hobby begin to grow a bit stale.

Here’s what's also on tap in Episode 15:

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Thanks to HTML for allowing us to use their song “Liquor Store” as the opening theme of the show. You can find their music over on Bandcamp.

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Episode 14 — We Love Role-Playing Game Games

Episode 14 — We Love Role-Playing Game Games

March 1, 2019

Logan, Mike, and DualShockers’ own Max Roberts played a whole lot of Anthem this past week and discuss their thoughts on BioWare’s latest. They also talk about a potential next-gen announcement from Microsoft at E3 2019. Oh, and Bowser runs Nintendo now.

Here’s everything we discuss in Episode 14:

  • Anthem is not very good
  • ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is also not very good
  • Bowser takes over Nintendo after Reggie announces retirement.
  • Is Microsoft going to show its next-gen hardware at E3 2019?
  • Star Wars – Jedi: Fallen Order is going to be revealed at Star Wars Celebration
  • Grookey is our son

You can find Drop In/Drop Out on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify, in addition to listening natively on Podbean. If you have time to leave a review on any of those platforms, it’d help us a whole dang bunch.

Thanks to HTML for allowing us to use their song “Liquor Store” as the opening theme of the show. You can find their music over on Bandcamp.

Also, be sure to follow Drop In/Drop Out, DualShockers, and this week’s guests to keep up with us all moving forward.

Episode 13 — Breaking Down Nintendo’s Latest Direct

Episode 13 — Breaking Down Nintendo’s Latest Direct

February 15, 2019

It's a shorter edition of Drop In/Drop Out this week (for once) but there's still a lot to talk about!

With Mike out of town, Tomas Franzese joins Logan this week to break down all of the latest news and happenings in the video game industry. This includes the rise of Respawn's Apex Legends over the past two weeks, Nintendo's latest Direct which took place just a few days ago, and discussions about Activision's layoffs and Sony at E3 2019.

Here’s everything we end up touching on this week in Episode 13:

You can find Drop In/Drop Out on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify, in addition to listening natively on Podbean. If you have time to leave a review on any of those platforms, it’d help us a whole dang bunch.

Thanks to HTML for allowing us to use their song “Liquor Store” as the opening theme of the show. You can find their music over on Bandcamp.

Also, be sure to follow Drop In/Drop Out, DualShockers, and this week’s guests to keep up with us all moving forward.

Episode 12 — Kingdom Hearts III is Goofy But We Love It

Episode 12 — Kingdom Hearts III is Goofy But We Love It

February 1, 2019

Kingdom Hearts III is finally out and there's one question on everyone's minds: is it a good video game? We discuss the merits of what we've played of KH3 so far on this week's latest episode of DIDO and are joined by DualShockers' own Chris Compendio to try and break down what the heck is going on in this game's story (no spoilers though, so don't worry).

After running over the insanity that is Kingdom Hearts, we then dive headfirst into news which contains a whole litany of stories of various topics. It's a packed episode, so strap in for a whole lot of talk about "The Video Games."

Here's everything we end up touching on in Episode 12:

You can find Drop In/Drop Out on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify, in addition to listening natively on Podbean. If you have time to leave a review on any of those platforms, it’d help us a whole dang bunch.

Thanks to HTML for allowing us to use their song “Liquor Store” as the opening theme of the show. You can find their music over on Bandcamp.

Also, be sure to follow Drop In/Drop Out, DualShockers, and this week’s guests to keep up with us all moving forward.

Episode 11 — Returning to Raccoon City and Strangereal

Episode 11 — Returning to Raccoon City and Strangereal

January 25, 2019

It's time to talk about (most) of January's hottest releases.

Steven joins Michael and Logan on DIDO this week to run down his thoughts on Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown and the franchise's return to the world of Strangereal. Then, the gang chats about Resident Evil 2, which it turns out is a very, very good game. Lastly, Logan gives his thoughts on BioWare's upcoming release of Anthem, which he was recently able to play earlier this week at EA for an extended period of time. All of these hot takes/thoughts plus running down the week's biggest news stories highlight Episode 11.

Here are this week’s biggest topics:

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Thanks to HTML for allowing us to use their song “Liquor Store” as the opening theme of the show. You can find their music over on Bandcamp.

Also, be sure to follow Drop In/Drop Out, DualShockers, and this week’s guests to keep up with us all moving forward.

Episode 10 — Mortal Kombat 11 Look Really Good and YIIK is Really Bad

Episode 10 — Mortal Kombat 11 Look Really Good and YIIK is Really Bad

January 18, 2019

Drop In/Drop Out returns this week for our first double-digit episode to give you our hottest takes on the latest news.

To kick things off, Mike talks about his hatred for YIIK: A Postmodern RPG and Logan shares his love for Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. Max then talks about the most recent game he has played which is....Kingdom Hearts II? The boys then proceed to discuss the week's news which is highlighted by Cyberpunk 2077Death Stranding, and the reveal event for Mortal Kombat 11.

Here are this week’s biggest topics:

You can find Drop In/Drop Out on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify, in addition to listening natively on Podbean. If you have time to leave a review on any of those platforms, it’d really help us out greatly.

Thanks to HTML for allowing us to use their song “Liquor Store” as the opening theme of the show. You can find their music over on Bandcamp.

Also, be sure to follow Drop In/Drop Out, DualShockers, and this week’s guests to keep up with us all moving forward.

Episode 9 — Previewing 2019’s Biggest Games

Episode 9 — Previewing 2019’s Biggest Games

January 11, 2019

The first episode of Drop In/Drop Out for 2019 has arrived and it's likely far too bloated.

On this week's show, we talk about all of the year's biggest news stories so far including that of Bungie and Activision splitting, Ubisoft and The Division 2 on PC, and even bemoan what is happening with the Alien license.

After tackling the news, we then play everyone's favorite game "These Are 2019's Video Games!!" Basically, we run down the upcoming year's releases and give our thoughts on all of the major games that are slated to launch in this calendar year. We also discuss whether titles like Metroid Prime 4DOOM Eternal, and The Last of Us Part II will end up launching in 2019 even though they currently don't have release windows. It's a fun albeit quick look at what the forthcoming year could bring.

Here are this week's biggest topics:

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Thanks to HTML for allowing us to use their song “Liquor Store” as the opening theme of the show. You can find their music over on Bandcamp.

Also, be sure to follow Drop In/Drop Out, DualShockers, and this week’s guests to keep up with us all moving forward.

Episode 8 — Game of the Year 2018 Discussion

Episode 8 — Game of the Year 2018 Discussion

December 17, 2018

Well, it's finally here, ladies and gentlemen. After weeks of hyping up this installment of Drop In/Drop Out, it's finally time for you to see how we determined our Game of the Year for 2018 here at DualShockers.

As you might expect, this week's entire episode is dedicated to arguing over the merits of this year's Game of the Year. What game did we think was the most impressive? Which title will have the biggest impact on the industry moving forward? And why didn't anyone make a case for The Quiet Man for Game of the Year? All of these questions and more are answered. 

Here is a tease of some of the games you can expect to hear arguments for GOTY on the podcast:

  • The Messenger
  • God of War
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Also, our full list of Game of the Year 2018 awards is already live on the website. You can click here to read our full list of honors for the year that was 2018. Be sure to keep an eye out for our individual staff top 10 lists which will be staggering out over the next two weeks.

You can find Drop In/Drop Out on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify, in addition to listening natively on Podbean. If you have time to leave a review on any of those platforms, it’d really help us out greatly.

Thanks to HTML for allowing us to use their song “Liquor Store” as the opening theme of the show. You can find their music over on Bandcamp.

Also, be sure to follow Drop In/Drop Out, DualShockers, and this week’s guests to keep up with us all moving forward.

Lastly, if this is your first episode listening to the podcast, then thanks so much. We're still in the early stages of workshopping this show we'd love to hear your feedback in the comments below.