Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion soundtrack your holiday travel with their first mailbag episode, answering listener questions about the best and worst trends and games of 2017, the games they most regret missing, open-world design vs. linear levels and single-player vs. multiplayer, how Triple-A games can cut costs, the balance between new IP and sequels, the latest esports and streaming developments, how to introduce kids to video games, the greatest gaming eras, fallen franchises and genres that are due for revivals, trophy hunting, Switch ports, and much more.
We Finally Did a Mailbag Episode
From fallen franchises to the best and worst game trends of 2017, Jason Concepcion and Ben Lindbergh answer fan questions
Steve, Jomi, and Daniel share their thoughts on Drax and Mantis having starring roles and evaluate Kevin Bacon’s performance
Jill Is Queen of the Jungle, One-Touch Kate Rides Again, and There’s Only One England-USA That We Care About
Flo and the gang also discuss the UEFA Women’s Champions League and ask if anyone can stop Barcelona
Plus, Brian reacts to the Celtics’ comfortable win over the Wizards and where this team ranks among recent memorable Celtics teams
Ben and Sheil break down the monstrous Eagles rushing attack, why the defense appeared to struggle, and a disappointing outing from the special teams unit
Week 12 Recap: Eagles Run All Over the Packers, Bengals Win a Tight Road Game, and Raiders Win a Shootout
The Bengals won and the Ravens lost, which means there’s a tie atop the AFC North. Steven and Nora discuss that with Ben Solak, and then pick winners and losers from the Week 12 slate.