It's E3 so we have a cavalcade of guests new and old! But the Beastcast isn't the same without CNET's own, Jeff Bakalar, so stay tuned for his own little segment at the end.
E3's on its way but the full crew is still here and ready to talk about Outer Wilds, Void Bastards, Pathologic 2, and Google Stadia. We also talk about basketball, impressions, and more E3. We're E3 crazed!
The crew's all here after their long weekend and they're ready to discuss everything: from Death Stranding, to scented candles, to googling KIDS! We've got it all!
It's almost Memorial Day and you know what that means; it's almost time for E3! We discuss Team Sonic Racing, American Fugitive, Rise of Industry, George R.R. Martin, and rogue hockey players. Listen during your BBQ!
Video games about raging, rats, and... um...robservations? Abby has exclusive ocular news, Dan reveals his personal recommendation engine, and everyone is wrong about proper bowl and plate use. Join us!
Today is a very special day and not JUST because it's Vinny's birthday. . . it's also The Giant Beastcast Day! Lucky you! Listen in as we discuss the Division 2 late-game, Astrologaster, a John Wick game, Dear Evan Hansen, and so much more!
Things are moving so fast! I think our Sonic news is already outdated, Twitter has probably exploded again, and we probably know how Chewbacca poops. These video games!
Austin Walker joins us to talk about Days Gone, book-to-game recommendations, and the current state of video game development. We've also got woodworking tips, best console upgrades, and dial-up dilemmas.
We're here and we're talking the three B's of gaming: Books, Bread, and the Blaystation 5. We also discuss Dreams, Ghost Giant, Mortal Kombat 11, and so much more!
The seasons are changing and the Beastcrew is here to talk flowers, sunshine, and pollination. JUST KIDDING! We're talkin' games, baby! Specifically Falcon Age, Division 2, Risk of Rain 2, and Satisfactory.
Gentleman Jack Gallagher comes by to finally put an end to this bathroom line cutting nonsense. We also talk about Satisfactory, Sekiro, and Yoshi's Crafted World.
Jeff Gerstmann joins us to talk all things Nintendo, some things Sony, and few things Sekiro. How many Zeldas is the right amount? What is the future of the video game industry? Which episode was really 200? Find out!
Vinny is out celebrating the 200th episode while the rest of the crew talks BaBa Is You, Devil May Cry V, and Cuphead on Switch. Thanks for sticking with us all these episodes, and we're sorry about all of the Stadia puns!
It's back to basics as the original Giant Beastcast crew reunites to talk about life, the video games, hockey, and Transformers. You know, the good stuff.
Days Gone and Devil May Cry 5! Early impressions are here. We've got them. Labo VR? Sure. More Anthem issues? Sure. E3 2019? Mayyyyyybe? Holes? Yes. We've also got'em. Plus your emails!
Video games! You know I love them. We talk about impressions of Judgment, Stellaris on consoles, Trials Rising, and Abby's obsession with Stardew Valley. Also, there's that news and even Pokemon!
Reggie has a message for everyone, and it's not what you think! Or... I guess it probably is since you know it already. Also, we talk about Anthem, continuing RE2, Dirt Rally 2.0, and we definitely don't give our impressions of Trials Rising.
Love is in the air! The full crew is here and everyone is enjoying their post-Valentines Day bliss! Listen in as they discuss Far Cry New Dawn, Metro Exodus, more Apex Legends, Mario 3D World, and of course which candy is good and which candy is not good.
Great games are being made and remade. What a time. The greatest time, in fact. The entire crew is here for some Apex and Resident Evil updates, a strong smattering of news stories, and of course... your emails!
The world is changing. Things we assumed would always be there are just vanishing. Platforms, preorders, rights to repair, triangles... Find out what you can do to make it through these troubling times, and also what we'd each name our restaurants!
It's hot in our studio, but Nintendo puts a bit of a chill in the air. Also, it sounds like that Resident Evil 2 remake is very good? There is also news of the world, your emails, and hockey talk!
The whole family is back together, again! This time it's old people yelling about their phones, sexual magic, and how cool their old toys were. It's always nice when we get together like this. Ask Jeff about his coat.
What a program folks! We've got the sights AND the sounds. Erica and Lena join us to talk about creating art for The Shrouded Isle and the music for Celeste. We also dive in into the puzzling nature of Destiny 2, the news, and your emails.
We're back and ready to get things going for the new year. Is 2019 more science fiction sounding than 2020? Maybe? Are hornets the same as wasps? Possibly. Do we still have Simpsons references? Yes.
We gather together for another special holiday bonus episode! Thanks to our listeners for all the support this year and we'll return in 2019 with our regular Beastcasting antics. Hope you enjoy and here's to 2019!
Friend of the site and good dogs everywhere, Casey Malone, joins the full crew to talk the state of Red Dead online, Hades on the Epic Games Store (aka EGG), and Dusk. If you didn't know who Backpack Kid was going into this, you sure as hell will be even
We're all here! Well, not all of us but there's a ton of news! Well, some news... but actually there are a bunch of games! It's true! Here come the December video games.
We're all tucked away making Game of the Year content, but things are still happening and important discussions must be had. Mostly...
We're here beautiful San Francisco to talk about the unstoppable power of the Switch and also the death of the Switch. Also, more Obra Dinn, Fallout 76, and of course Red Dead 2 Online.
The full crew is BACK! Enjoy the full team as they discuss Return of the Obra Dinn, Battle Royale in Call of Duty, and the one and only Cliffy B. And after, take a break from your Black Friday shopping to further discuss the death of the Steam Link, our f
We've got breaking news about Sony that you probably already know but it's still fun! Also, breaking news about Red Dead 2 and Dan! Also, breaking news about Santa! You won't want to miss all these hot scoops!
Quiet Man, Hitman 2, and Lumines. All video games. We've also got cowboy and microwave stories for you life hackers, Blizzard stories, and the story of the White Castle Crystals. Find out more now!
When you're not watching our Extra Life streams, join the GBE crew as we talk more Red Dead Redemption 2, 2b in Soul Calibur 6, and how many speakers are required for Jeff Bakalar to be sufficiently impressed with your home audio setup.
It's gonna be a lot of Red Dead 2. Got some news, few other games here and there, but this week we spend a lot of time talking about that cowboy game.
We're all back and ready to go! Soulcalibur VI, Mega Man 11, Return of the Obra Dinn! Video Games! Also, we talk about the current news surrounding crunch and Rockstar, because also... Video Games! Join us for the good, the bad, the VIDEO GAMES!
Vinny's out sick which means that the crew is off their leash! Join us as we discuss Forza Horizon 4, WWE 2K19, and whether or not Central America is a continent. Please join us on this incredible journey.
The one and only Austin Walker rejoins the team to talk the original Red Dead Redemption, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Vinny's desire to be webbed in the face. Stick around as the team also discusses a myriad of video game movies and department head depa
We've got more spider news, but from unexpected places. You'll also get our impressions of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Life is Strange 2, and freakish hockey mascots.
"Cowboys, cowboys, cowboys!" That's what you'll say after listening to this week's Giant Beastcast! We are COWBOY CRAZED now that Red Dead Redemption 2 press previews are live. But don't worry, we still talk about everyone's favorite web-shooting hero as
We've finally all played some of that Spider-Man and Ben Pack is here to set us straight. Also, Alex and Jeff have sports games to talk about, there are some news bits, and there's some real confusion about icebergs.
Jeff Bakalar is coming in hot with thoughts on Spider-Man, Donut County, and the end of review scores! We've also got the news, emails, and a bit of the giggles.
Listen up! It's a three person crew which means a SMALLER, more INTIMATE, extremely PERSONALIZED pod just for you! And it's personalized because I KNOW that each and every one of you was begging for more Rainbow Six Siege coverage!!!!! We also talk Donut
Unavowed is still interesting! Dead Cells is still interesting! Siege is still interesting? Sure! We've got games, we've got not games, we've got game news, and we've got a jacket.
We've got some pointing, some clicking, some adventuring and a whole lot of interneting going on this week. There's also much ado about wrestling jackets, Fire Pro, and the delicious onion.
Mike Mahardy joins us to discuss Dead Cells, We Happy Few, and Madden NFL 19! There they are, there are the video games... just emerging from their slumber. We've also got the news, your emails, and much more!
We chat about No Man's Sky, a bit more Warhammer 40K, a touch of Assassin's Creed Origins, some of that XCOM, a little Overcooked! 2, and a heap of bull riding!
More from the Warhammer 40K universe, the No Man's Sky universe, and the universe of things Alex hates talking about (mostly bathrooms). We've also got the news, your emails, and some stellar pun work in this extraordinary episode.
We've got some updated impressions on Dreams and Spider-Man! Also, we explore some of the key differences between Gremlins and Gremlins 2, Abby's love of the Beach Boys, and more from the world of video games!
Buckle up because we have a lot to say... about video games, that is!! Listen is as we discuss classics like Money Puzzle Exchanger, Toad Treasure Tracker, and FIFA 18. Come for the video games, stay for the video games.
SLOW NEWS DAY is what we say for podcasts like this one. Our resident Newsie, Dan Ryckert, is busy covering anime, so we do our best to fill his shoes and stay on topic. Listen as we discuss more Moonlighter, Super Blood Hockey, Shaq Fu, and Jim Carrey's
This week we talk about The Crew 2, Octopath Traveler, and Wreckfest. We briefly get into 32 bit systems and 64 bit systems (which is a mistake) but we also get in a mention of Minsc (which is great). Catch it!
The full crew is back in New York and ready to decompress after E3! Listen as we chat about Jurassic World Evolution, Splatoon 2 DLC, Atari uh-oh's, and SO MUCH MORE.
Just another day at old Beastcast HQ, talking about video games that have yet to be released and being joined some very special guests.
Vinny and Alex are away so we are doing a special three-person Beastcast just for you! Join us as we discuss Detroit: Become Human, Onrush, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gorogoa, and more. Also, check it out as we answer quick fire questions from you! Yes, YOU
We tick a bunch of things off the game list including E3 prep, Fallout 76, and a new Sonic racing game! We also discover more essentials that make Dan tick... like his knowledge of baking soda. Finally, Jeff spends a lot of time talking about a tick on hi
It's time to talk about Detroit: Become Human. It's also time to talk Horizon Zero Dawn. There's also some time left to talk about God of War, Bloodstained, Battlefield V, and Black Ops 4. It is not time to talk about a PlayStation 5, Newcomb's Problem, o
When Vinny's away the mice will play! We are the mice! And we love to play video games! Some of these games include Wizards of Legend, Laser League, Chuchel, AND A WHOLE LOT MORE.
This one goes out to all the Birthday Boys and Birthday Girls out there, but especially our very own Birthday Boy, Vinny Caravella! We discuss our slow decline towards death, BattleTech, watches, boiled meat, and LOTS MORE. And just for you, even the non-
We've got continuing impressions on God of War, FrostPunk, and some new thoughts on Red Dead Redemption 2. Also, I apologize if you can't hear Dan fart... I guess.
The full crew is back and ready to party! And by "party" we mean, "discuss video games in a critical capacity". Listen up as we discuss Battletech, the state of the Stanley Cup, Alex's recent trip, who is or isn't a nerd, and more.
Take it from the weed-sperts here, video games are great. We've got some very light God of War talk, some Call of Duty news, some Shenmue news, some revelations about why we're all so jaded, and a lot of terrible stoner impressions. 4/20.
Do you like God of War? Oh boy, we sure hope so because the embargo is up and we've got a lot to say! After that, stay tuned for more talk on the Council, Radical Heights, Billy Mitchell, and more.
It's our 150-ish episode! Come join us and special guest Jeff Gerstmann as we celebrate video games such as The Division, Shadow of War, Far Cry 5, and more! We also declare the end of nostalgia, confirm that all condiments are good condiments, and reveal
We talk about Far Cry 5, The Council, Assassin Creed's new DLC. Also, we finally hold a thorough and fair examination of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, our hair, and pulling an Alex.
It's all fun and games until someone has to Skype into the podcast! We talk about Sea of Thieves, A Way Out, and Ni No Kuni II. We've also got honored guest Jeff Bakalar to talk about God of War, dark Sonic rabbit holes, and porn. Of course.
You better believe we are talking about Burnout Paradise, Yakuza 6, Ni No Kuni II, God of War, and, of course, pinball with your favorite Beastcast crew! Also, stay tuned for Drake, Jeff Goldblum, and everyone's favorite, Geoffrey the Giraffe.
We've got thoughts on Into the Breach, Vermintide 2, and Where the Water Tastes Like Wine. Also, a lot of RealDoll talk, Bakalar's tech update, and we try to watch Ninty's Direct with the sound off!
We've got Into the Breach, Moss, and some early impressions of Kirby: Star Allies. Also, we learn a lot about our feelings on clones, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and Hyperbolic Time Chambers.
Sex is natural, sex is fun, sex is best when it's covered up with seashells? We talk about Assassin's Creed's new Discovery Tour, big TVs, Burnout Paradise, Chess, nightmare clown trash cans, and glorious food.
The Fall returns, THQ returns (sort of), Alex did not return, but the Labo love returns! Also, some really great discussion on laboratory testing, road trips, and curly hair!
Monster Hunter and Dragon Ball Z! Civ and Yakuza! Cars in space and... Billy Mitchell? Also, things heat up as the conversation turns to the right time to add water to your toothbrushing routine. Video games!
It happens so infrequently, but Dragon Ball time is here again! Let's shout about power levels, monster hunting, underwater adventures, Nintendo, and Red Dead!
We ask Danny O'Dwyer why would anyone make a Duke Nukem movie. I still don't know, but it's fun to talk about. We've also got some Assassin's Creed DLC, some game delays, a bunch of upcoming announcements, and more!
The crew is all back together and ready to share stories of motorcycles, incoming missiles, and robot nightmares. There also video game rumors, announcements, and complete resurrections. Don't miss it!
The Beastcast crew is scattered to the winds, so it's the perfect time to air the finale to our holiday bonus episode. Poor Austin, if he had only known how much we all love the Train Snakes...
It's another Giant Bomb East snow day out here so we all cozy up and call into Beastcast central. There's plenty of snow talk, Phoenix Wright chattering, some of that Assassin's Creed Origins, more They Are Billions, and essentially anything that will kee
It's our very special 2017 bonus episode! Thanks everyone for supporting us throughout the year. Now, sit back and join Master of Ceremonies Austin Walker as he takes us on a journey of the mind and one amazing map.
We're nearing the end of the year but there's still more podcasting to be done! Join us for some further thoughts on Assassin's Creed Origins, our complete lack of understanding of cryptocurrency, and the future of augmented reality!
Bakalar is back and he's got some words for the Beast crew. We've also got words about The Game Awards, Assassin's Creed Origins, and how properly to use a urinal. Also, Dan has a hot new craze he wants to share with the world. It's great to be back-alar!
It's The Giant Beastcast Q&A show where you ask the questions and we answer them! It's a pretty good concept.
We're in lovely San Francisco joined by some friends to talk about Destiny 2 news, more Battlefront II, and... to give Jeff a chance to explain role-playing games to Dan.
It's time to give thanks for all the great games we have to play and to also sharpen those knives for some Game of the Year... discussion. We've got that ongoing Battlefront II saga, some fun facts about Mario Odyssey that might be a spoiler, and Rock Ban
Scott Benson joins us to talk about Night in the Woods, Taylor Swift, and how weird New Jersey is. We also have some fresh thoughts on Wolfenstein II, Mario Odyssey, and Dream Daddy! OH, and the news!
We've got some fun news about fun games, some sad news about sad layoffs, and just some weird news about Dan and Billy Squier. The world may never be the same after this one.
We're one week out from the release storm and we've got some more to talk about. There's also Sony's barrage of news from their Paris Games Week Conference, more on Visceral's closure, and Samantha Kalman is here to help explain how easy it is to make vid
It's Mario time! Also, it's Assassin's Creed time! Wolfenstein time is now as well! Games are here, and we've got opinions on them. Also, we've got some news including Destiny 2 on PC, more Hitman coming, and the developments regarding NeoGAF. Join us!
Dad is away and the kids are here to play! Join the crew, sans Vinny, as they explore speedrunning, wireless headphones, and the proper way to make a PB&J sandwich. Also, there's a lot of jockstrap talk on this one so get those cups ready.
This week we discuss Shadow of War, loot boxes, and our great love of Star Control. Can't wait for the sequel! :) Also, we try our best to teach Dan the intricacies of table top role playing entirely with wrestling metaphors.
Destiny 2 is done and we've got our final raid thoughts. We've also got thoughts on NBA Live, Sony shaking things up, Cuphead, your fabulous questions, and much more!
The troops have returned from their Destiny 2 raid with some thoughts. We've also got Fortnight and PUBG beef, updates on the voice actors' strike, and betting on Pac-Man.
The games... they won't stop coming out! Of course there's Destiny 2, but we've also got some Tokyo Dark, Divinity: Original Sin II, ECHO, and Super Mario Odyssey. Also, we talk about playing games with family, Power Wheels, and Michael Transaction's cont
No shirts, no shoes, no belly buttons! We've got Nintendo coming at you directly and indirectly, with release dates and... re-release dates? Also, Life is Strange, DMCA is strange, and is it strange we're not talking a lot about Destiny 2?
Nintendo says Mario is done being a plumber, Abby discovers a new catchphrase, everybody wants to talk about Destiny 2, and Salmon Run is still weird. It's video games!
Is Mario a true hero or just a sad vessel that enables us to go on fun adventures together? Also, Goodbye Miiverse, hello Travis Touchdown, and who is LAY-RA Croft? What? Here we go!
We've got tons to talk about! Special guest Pat Baer joins us to chat about Age of Empires IV, Brink, SNES Classics, GameStop, Shenmue III, Star Citizen... and much more!
We've got some game to talk about! Madden NFL 18, Sonic Mania and Agents of Mayhem. We've also got some talk about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, spiders, and eggs.
It's time to talk about Valve's newest game, Steam's too many games, and one game that has fifty new games in it? It will make sense. We've also got No Man's Sky, The Shrouded Isle, and early impressions of Hellblade. Bring your jukebox money!
We get real with Splatoon 2, discuss some more Pyre, and dig into Tacoma. We also set the record straight on all previous Splatfests, on arcade cabinets, and on cheesecake. It's delicious.
We've got a bunch of talk about Pyre, those new PUBG skins, and more Splatoon 2. Walmart cancelled your SNES preorder? Get some classic Sega or Atari love instead. How about fun with dice? Math is great! It's all here!
Abby ruins ducks, forever. Also, we talk about Splatoon 2, Ubisoft, and Atari getting out there and disrupting the whole scene. We've also got a whole lot of postcards! Who knew? But the duck thing...
Time to talk about early impressions of Splatoon 2, Fire Pro Wrestling World, and... Zelda II? We also test our Super Mario knowledge, chat about that Castlevania series, and get deep into pickles.
We talk about the ending of Zelda, Overwatch's new character, our love for Assassin's Creed, That's You!, and much more. Plus we make fantastic new friends!
Alex is back to bring order to chaos but somehow he wasn't prepared for the appearance of Snake Face. We've also got some news about Battlestar Galactica, Somerville, and Fire Pro Wrestling!
We're back from E3 and we're a bit tired of talking about E3. Instead we talk about some old Wolfenstein, Stink U, and an insane amount of time is spent discussing sending people into space.
We're here at E3 2017 to celebrate Dan's birthday (happy birthday) and see if we can squeeze a little more show floor talk out of our bodies before we collapse.
We're mere moments away from from E3 2017 and we present to you our completely accurate predications for what to expect. I can feel everything coming true even as I type this!
It's time to talk Nintendo! The great, the good, and the downright goofy. Alex also gives his closing Persona 5 thoughts which will include some spoilers, your questions on eating humans, and the definitive list of Dan's coolest cool-guy stuff.
We've got some news on Far Cry 5 and talk about what we're expecting out of their next game. There's also talk of a new Seaman game, a new Life is Strange, and that Mario and Rabbids game gets even more unconfirmed confirmation. Also, let's not forget abo
This week we've got discussions about Injustice 2, South Park, the Witcher on Netflix, and Dead Cells. Also top tier monitor talk, spider nightmare emails, and the finale of the bread vs. cake debate.
Giant Bomb's newest producer Abby joins us to talk about the fate of IO Interactive, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Assassin's Creed, and an exclusive look into what possessions Dan treasures enough to lock away in his personal vault!
Grab a pitcher of sangria, get your loved ones, and let the worries of the week fade away for a moment as we chat about Rabbids and Mario, Darksiders III, and the NBA 2K Sports League.
Call of Duty returns to World War II, Forza Horizon 3 gets some Hot Wheels, and we discuss What Remains of Edith Finch. We've also got some Little Nightmares talk, video game cakes, and how a Magic: The Gathering deck could save your social life.
This is it! Our centennial! Austin Walker joins us to talk about our picks for a Super Nintendo collection, NieR, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, and Peter Moore's departure from EA. Thanks for helping us make it to 100...and one?
Nintendo giveth and Nintendo taketh away this week as we get news of release dates and news of no-more-release... dates. We've also got some Overwatch news, Alex's continuing Persona 5 impressions, and SPORTS!
Microsoft reveals more details about the Scorpio and we're here to say them back to you! We've also got impressions on Thimbleweed Park, more Hacknet, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, deconstructing pastries, and a farewell to Mad Catz.
Dan is off to WrestlePalooza but swings by to say hello. We've got some updates on Destiny 2, Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Yooka-Laylee, and Persona 5. There's also a part where we make great social media campaigns!
While Dan is out stealing credit cards and hearts on customer service lines we're here talking about Mass Effect: Andromeda. We've also got some updates on the Joy-Con conspiracy, Destiny 2 news, and a startling revelation about Jeff Bakalar you won't bel
The time has come to get real about the fascinating world of coin collecting. Yeah, there's still Zelda to talk about, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and lawsuits, but honestly, where else are you going to learn about those sweet Fast and Furious toys? Here. Tha
Jeff Gerstmann joins us to talk about Nier, Wildlands, and of course... more of that Zelda. We also debate how much sub we could eat, pronunciations, and what defines Finland.
It's Switch launch day and we spend a lot of our time going over more of the hardware and Breath of the Wild. We also get into putting seats back on planes, Horizon, and putting things in microwaves, but really it's mostly Zelda and Switch! Oh, and Blaste
Video games! That's what we're here to talk about. Nintendo's Switch, Zelda, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Resident Evil 7, Night in the Woods, and someone screaming about candy for 20 minutes. Join us!
It's The Giant Beastcast Business Edition! We're here with all your tax, stock, and investment advice. Go long on discussions of For Honor, Steam Greenlight, and expiration dates. You're gonna want to watch out for YouTube celebrities, Big Data, and chee
The Giant Bomb East crew is snowed in, but we cobble together what scraps of technology we have left to bring you this podcast. Be entertained by our talk of E3s new and old, Castlevania, that stock app nobody uses, and plenty of weird and spooky backgrou
We've got the full crew together and it's time to talk about cats and dogs. Oculus and Zenimax, Mad Catz and the NYSE, GameStop and consumers. We've also got your emails and all those video nasties you kids are into these days.
It's our very special Back to the Future episode! We'll also get into some other news, such as Resident Evil 7, a bunch of release dates, the difference between Rip Torn and Rip Taylor, much more.
Now that the Switch announcement dust is settling we can share some clearer thoughts on it. We've also got questions about what's a real Super Mario Bros. game, system storage size, eating hats, Resident Evil 7, and much more!
Special guest Ben Hanson explains why Final Fantasy 7 is his favorite game ever and Jeff Bakalar returns with the news of the future. In addition to your emails, we also talk about Scalebound, Kojima, Nintendo, and Roller Derby.
Jeff Bakalar is at CES but we've got Dan Ryckert with us to ring in 2017. There's a quick call from the CES floor, some Mass Effect news, life in a bubble, games we played during our break, what we'd want from an arcade, and more!
Annnnnd a Happy New Year! We get our crew back together for another end of the year bonus episode. We'll return in 2017 with our regular format. Thanks everyone for supporting The Giant Beastcast and I hope you're as excited as I am to see what next year
It's just about the end of the year, the news is slowing down but the emails are coming in hot! We've got all the latest trucking beef, more thoughts about saying "YES" to everything, and we finally figure out New Jersey. We've also got the week's news an
We're back in New York and we've got some news on Super Mario Run, folks not getting paid, folks getting paid too much, a folk not knowing the basics of Transformers... and the sadness of Mega Man.
We get ready to depart San Francisco, but not before we talk about a whole host of Nintendo news, China caring about loot boxes, the best time to play Final Fantasy XV, and of course, what we wear to bed.
We're in San Francisco to get breaking award show news from Jeff Gerstmann and show breaking puns from Drew Scanlon. We've got hot numbers on Final Fantasy sales, Gundams falling and rising, and tips on getting your coworkers into anime.
Austin Walker joins us to talk about Sleeping Dogs that never were, the selling of video games, high school memories, Thanksgiving pros and cons, and that moment when you saw a dead body.
Let's talk about You Can't Do That On Television. Done. Ok, what else... Watch Dogs 2, Dishonored 2, Sombra, #supported_by_EA, maybe some of that PS4 Pro, Persona 5 delays, and... Super Mario Run.
What a week! We've got some Mass Effect: Andromeda news, that new Overwatch character, and PlayStation 4 Pro hitting the streets. In these uncertain times, there are only two constants left in the world. The Giant Beastcast and AMAZING PR campaigns.
We're Bakalar and we've got plenty to talk including the PS4 Pro lineup, a tiny NES, bad PR campaigns, Overwatch mistakes, bowties, and a new Sonic movie?
Jeff Gerstmann joins us to talk about the the past, present, and future of reviewing games. Take a wonderful, historical tour with us as we ponder what the next years might bring. We also share some thoughts on Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Civ VI, Hololens
We bring Waypoint's own Austin Walker to clear up the differences between Will Smith's Hitch and Nintendo's Switch. We also talk Red Dead, Battlefield 1, Gonner, and Civ 6 as well as send our best wishes and a "thank you" to United Front Games.
We return to the biggest question of our time: Who would you recast for the Addams Family? We also talk about other stuff like Mafia III, Galaxy phones melting, Comic Con, Steam Dev Days, Star Citizen, your emails, and much more!
We've got a huge block of PlayStation VR to talk about as the virtual reality wars... never really happen? I don't know, it's all strange. There's also the news of stuff going sideways with Kerbal development, Beyond Good & Evil 2 "claiming" to be rea
Ubisoft is in the news this week as it survives hostile takeovers, takes over a mobile publisher, and overtakes the rumor mill. We also talk about Palmer's exploits, the state of Virginia, Event(0), and we answer your burning questions!
Jeff Bakalar returns from beautiful Italia and he shares his thoughts on what's going on with all these crazy consoles. We also talk about flight sticks, Hello Games, how wet BioShock should be, and we say ciao to Battle.net.
Danielle Riendeau joins us to talk about actual video games! Finally! We go into why it's hard to tell compelling stories in games, the navigating into the current console landscape, the hits from TGS, and the perfect taco.
The English are coming and they want Matt Pascual back. Before he leaves our shores though, he'll join us to talk about all that Sony news, our PAX West experiences, Interplay's boot sale, and Nintendo's latest mobile efforts.
We're joined by the world's foremost comedy ursine Pat Baer to check in on Pokémon Go, Hearthstone, and EVE Online. We also try to name a dog, uncover our PAX plans, and debate what it means when Carnival Games comes to your platform.
It's number 66, the number of the Beastcast! We talk about how everything around us is changing and how we are all outdated, and how the world is a vampire sent to drain, and also wrestling. Oh yeah, and Eddie Vedder, PlayStation, and Allison Road?
Metal Gear returns from the dead, or maybe it's back from another dimension? We've also got some closing thoughts on No Man's Sky, more reasons why Dota 2 will ruin your life, and a unanimous consensus that not respecting Queen should be against the law.
Where to begin...? Austin Walker. No Man's Sky. Mafia III. Taylor Swift. Carbon Dioxide. The Witcher 3. Quantum Break. Cool Dudes? Garbage Plates. Trent Reznor. Science. Complex Motives.
Dan Ryckert drops into the rotating chair to discuss such fine video game related topics as highway cheese, murder parks, and Abzu. We also get into Telltale's Batman, Escape Rooms, and toilets. Join us!
From Pokémon to more NX rumors, Nintendo is the talk of the town this week. We've also got our impressions of Headlander, Quadrilateral Cowboy, and We Happy Few as well the worst phrase ever uttered to another human.
This week the Beastcast tackles the toughest topics facing us today, like video games on sports television, sports video games on icy surfaces, and whether or not it is ethical to assassinate Gary Busey (in a video game).
It's Go time! Whether you're looking for a tiny NES, a big scandal, or a medium-sized chunk of time talking about Pokemon... we've got you covered! Take comfort in listening to the Greenest podcast on the Internet.
We're technically on vacation but that won't stop us from spending ridiculous amounts of time talking about ghosts, Evolve, Project Venture, and of course... Magic: The Gathering.
Jeff returns from his virtual Ghostbusting, we go deep on Inside, talk about remastering games, releasing finished games, and the sadness and corruption spreading through The Sims 2.
We quickly look back on E3 2016 and then look forward to this summer's new releases. Then we look WAY back to wish the N64 a happy birthday before settling back into the present to wish Austin all the best on his next adventure.
It's the end of E3 2016 and we gather our sleepy gang together to say farewell and talk about some of our highlights.
Welcome to our awesome new set! We tackle some pre-E3 chatter, talk about Watch_Dogs 2, have our Overwatch update segment, listen to a bunch of music, yell for a little while, and answer your emails!
Nintendo adds a few more items to its E3 menu, there's talk of a Division movie with Jake Gylasjdfkjdhahaall, Alex played some Mirror's Edge Catalyst, and we've still got that Overwatch!
Of course we're going to talk about Overwatch! And DOOOOOOM. And E3. AND, yes, we'll go and speculate on what all this Xbox One upgrade stuff could mean. Come, join us in the What If Machine!
We find ourselves excited for Overwatch, surprised by Doom, and then there's Homefront: The Revolution... We jam about how old people can be super cool and relevant even in today's world of Kindles and iPods. Also, how can we make it so Nintendo released
Happy Friday the 13th. We'll be talking about everything. Everything there is to talk about. Uncharted, Kickstarter, war, Star Trek, Steph Curry, regular curry, Paradox, Battlefield, video cards, and much, much more.
What a great time! We've got Uncharted 4, the promise of Persona 5, hot new Star Wars games, a million Warhammer 40K properties, and Austin finally shares his detailed plans for galactic domination.
Nintendo drops some news about its E3 plans, we've got our PAX highlights, Jeff wants people to get off his grass, and we reveal exclusive details about the "Forty Hands" incident.
It's time to chat about that PlayStation 4 news, which means a lot of Matrix talk. We also talk about Ken Levine's new gig, that big Kerbal update, GameStop's GameTrust, and more.
It's tax season! We pay tribute to Dark Souls III, Enter the Gungeon, and Ratchet & Clank. We also do an audit of Final Fantasy XV and the happenings over at Rockstar. That and even more tax talk!
We close the book on the Coleco Chameleon... again, but reopen the tome that is EVE Online. We also talk about Uncharted 4, Gears 4, and Rockband 4. Lastly, we get to the realities of employment and the employment of fantasies. Join us!
We take you on a time travelin' adventure with Quantum Break, Day of the Tentacle, and Dark Souls III? We make it work. Also, we definitively answer whether it's the best time to be alive and if there's a good time to introduce your kids to the tumultuous
It's our birthday-riffic episode! It's also our rumor-iffic episode! So if you're a rumor or have a birthday, get on in here. We also air our new segment - League of Legend Character or G.I. Joe!
The PlayStation VR comes screaming into reality with a price and release window. We've got Microsoft saying they are open to playing online with other platforms. Finally, Alex is still playing the Division and Jeff still loves hockey! All is well, except
Witness the stunning conclusion to our Coleco Chameleon coverage. Also, we get some Division impressions, news on the status of Lionhead Studios and Radiant Entertainment, and Bill Gates getting back into the game.
We get the scoop on No Man's Sky and Quantum Break, discuss how Factorio can ruin lives, spin up the speculation machine with Microsoft's latest announcements, and continue our hot Chameleon coverage.
We've got pricing news that seems to make the reality of VR a bit more virtual, our thoughts on SUPERHOT, updates on the Coleco Chameleon and Leland Yee, your questions, our mistakes, and more!
We check in on The Witcher, Kerbal, and oscilloscopes before peeking in at what's happening at D.I.C.E. Bethesda, Warren Spector, and Destiny all make the news and we learn questionable facts about pigs.
It's about XCOM 2, it's about Firewatch, it's about your trucking stories! We also spend some quality time talking about Quantum Break and our thoughts on PCs versus consoles.
Alex simulates his dreams of being an American trucker, we share our different experiences with The Witness, and we go deep on The Division. Also, we go over bathroom talking etiquette because there's always time for that.
We're back after sacrificing some time to the podcast gods. We've got EA making E3 news, Sony make Sony moves, and GameStop doesn't just want to sell you games they want to publish them too.
Sure, we talk about Deserts of Kharak, Oxenfree, and other video games but don't be fooled. This is not a video game podcast. It's a podcast about milk, weather forecasts, and Star Wars cakes.
After leaving Las Vegas, Jeff Bakalar returns to talk about CES... which means we talk about VR and porn. We also chat about Tharsis, Darkest Dungeon, the latest news, the latest smells, and makeup. Jeff's color is C4.
Jeff Bakalar is talking to refrigerators at CES so we've invited Danielle Riendeau to come join us! We talk Oculus pricing, eSports and Activision, the length of open world games, and spend a lot of time on cats.
Welcome to 2016! We're still on break, but that won't stop us from looking back at 2015 and taking a peek at 2016. Well, we kind of read off a list of 2016 releases. But enough dwelling in the past. To the future!
Happy Holidays! We're officially off from work so we thought we'd tell you a little Christmas tale about cocaine, the military, and art theft. Special thanks to Pat Baer for helping us craft our tragedy.
We fight off illness and lack of sleep to chat about Kojima, Devil's Third, and Destiny's new microtransactions. Also, somewhere in there, we answer emails, read your corrections, and write a movie.
We go deep on Rainbow Six: Siege, Final Fantasy 7, and Ewoks... maybe too deep. We also share our thoughts from the PlayStation Experience, answer some burning questions, and so much more!
We're traveled to San Francisco to get some impressions of Rainbow Six: Siege, chat about Super Smash Bros., and discuss the present and future of the entire video game industry.
We gather up to give thanks to all the emails we received for this special episode. Of course, it wouldn't truly be a holiday without some controversy so we've brought a side dish of that too!
This week it's all about relationships. Publishers and outlets. Content creators and content platforms. Refrigerators and your darkest fears. We also talk Xenoblade Chronicles X, Just Cause 3, and Rodea... THE SKY SOLDIER!
It's time to talk some Fallout 4! So we do. We also check in with Mass Effect, J.J. Abrams, and your thoughts on the Halo universe in under thirty seconds. The battle for Arizona begins here.
We talk about Activision's $5,900,000,000.00 purchase. So much money... We also share early impressions of Rise of the Tomb Raider, revisiting the Witcher 3, Yoshi's Woolly World, and the great Konami mystery.
Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeen! In our special holiday edition we share how not to act on Halloween and why we're all terrible people. We also talk about WWE 2K16, Sony's Paris get-together, The Librarian, Halo 5, and your questions!
We've got some informed impressions regarding Assassin's Creed Syndicate, some thoughts on the Steam Link, and feelings about Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Then it all gets real as we lay bare the dark truth about Chuck E. Cheese.
Alex returns to Giant Bomb East from the Far East and has some tales to share with the Beast. We also learn the stunning conclusion of NBA 2K16's story, learn about Steam Machines, and learn how to get someone to see a Minions game.
Disruptor Beam's Rich Gallup beams aboard as we talk Trek, Wars and all things Star related. We also have early impressions of Mirror's Edge and Unravel as well as some questions for the magicians making Rebel Galaxy. Engage? ENGAGE!
Pre-ordering, Crowd funding, Tony Hawk... can we make it through these "interesting" times? Can you get good internet in the Arctic Circle? Does the house always win? FIND OUT!
Let's talk about voice actors, unions and strikes! Let's talk about Kickstarter and not making what you promised! Heck, let's talk about how digital goods are failing the children of American. All of this and more on this week's Beastcast.
Tokyo Game Show is happening and we talk about our favorite news, but mostly we get excited for Persona 5. We also chat about Metal Gear Online, Forza 6, NHL 16, copyright laws and fair use, and putting everyone out of a job by giving everyone a job.
Is Apple getting deep into video games? Is the composer for Halo and Destiny getting his due? How, exactly, do you pronounce Peter Stormare? We answer all of these questions, and then go off and talk about vaping for the rest of the show.
Madden is out so game season is upon us! Mad Max, Metal Gear Solid V, and Until Dawn all get discussed. We also talk about getting paid for endorsed content, footbags, and Marry-oh.
We're live at PAX Prime 2015 and here to talk about indie games, raising kids, and of course... anime.
We talk a lot about diners. We spend a long time on it. We also talk about Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Super Mario Maker, and Regulation D investment opportunities. But mostly it's about cheese fries and we play Life is a Highway.
Samantha Kalman joins us to chat about her experience with Kickstarter, Ouya, and the trials of making an independent video game. Before all that we share our thoughts on Dark Souls 3, Naruto, and Jeff finally gets to play Fallout Shelter. And of course..
We're joined by Gita Jackson as we talk about Time magazine's vision of virtual reality, how Konami might have more threats than Dracula, and our highlights from Gamescom. Also, where do you want to spend your 9-5 in our dystopian future?
Windows 10 is out just in time for our tenth episode so let's talk about it! We also have more updates on Splatoon, Rocket League, and Halo 5: Guardians. And remember the Ouya? Remember Dragon Quest? Remember shorter podcasts?
Why do some things hold up and others don't? Why do we want remakes? We explore nostalgia and some of our early game experiences. Also, Minions. Also, EVO, Rocket League, and even more Hearthstone!
EA shows off its wares once more and we have some updated impressions. Confused about NY and NJ sports teams? No? Confused about songs that play after a hockey goal? Yes? Why are we talking about Gundam again? Lastly and with heavy hearts, we celebrate th
Are magazines the future? What's in the future for Splatoon? Should Dragon Ball have a future? Is the future ready for future content creators? Just how do we organize our stuff in the future? So many questions. No answers.
What happened with Batman? Is Star Citizen a game? Is it better to have fluff content in your game to flesh out the world or to just streamline the whole experience? Maybe... it's a tie.
E3 is done and we're back to share the good vibes! We share some final thoughts from last week, get deep into our Batman experiences, mix art and money, and procedurally generate other random thoughts.
We gather up in a dark room at E3 2015 to talk about our bright virtual and augmented future!
It's a mad dash to electronic three as the gang tries to make coherent predictions about what we'll see at the show, while also discussing early Ratchet & Clank and Mirror's Edge info, examining what goes into an E3 demo, and lighting one final candle
We've got a block of Valve and Steam related news, that Fallout 4 announcement, and we get an update from the field concerning the future of Skylanders. Things get heated with some Hearthstone news, Massive Chalice gets discussed, and we discover Alex's g
Austin Walker joins us as we deliver updates on Splatoon, Danny Trejo, and Jeff's Australian accent. We also dig into topics ranging from streaming Adult Only games to the current online gaming environment.
We try to convince CNET's Jeff Bakalar that the Witcher's extended universe is amazing while he clues us in on where the real money is made. We've also got updates on the Grand Theft Auto movie, Splatoon, Alex's Mad Max impressions, and hot New York real
We're getting ready to spin up The Giant Beastcast tires this Friday 05/22/2015!