The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion mark the pod’s first anniversary by discussing a quartet of recent releases. First, Ben and Jason examine what makes Super Mario Odyssey amazing and why the Switch is owning 2017 (1:00). Then they talk to Achievement Oriented producer Kyle Crichton about Middle Earth: Shadow of War (21:42), before welcoming in colleague Justin Charity to recount his impressions of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and explain why the game’s story takes on added depth in the current political climate (35:25). Lastly, Ben talks to Darkwood developer Gustaw Stachaszewski about why he made a horror game despite being scared of horror games, how he channeled his real-life fears into the game, and why he decided to give the game away on torrent sites (56:10).
‘Super Mario Odyssey,’ ‘Shadow of War,’ ‘Wolfenstein 2,’ and ‘Darkwood’
Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion celebrate the pod’s first anniversary and discuss a quartet of recent releases
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The Celtics-Udoka Situation, Comedian Colin Quinn, and Sheil Kapadia on the Eagles, Lamar, and Brady
Ryen Russillo discusses why the Celtics-Udoka situation is playing out this way, and later comedian Colin Quinn joins to talk business. Plus, Sheil Kapadia’s thoughts on the Eagles, Lamar, and Brady.
Rachel also briefly chats with Chelsea Stark-Jones about some Bravo news