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Hello! We are buttonmashing101. A conversation show about video games, industry news, and fun anecdotes. My name is Alex, and with me, as always, is Dave, and Dan. Join us for a fun time ;). Also check us out at: youtube.com/user/ButtonMashing101

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    • Nov 23, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    Episode 47: The Game Awards Nominations

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 130:20

    I bet you weren't ready for this 1, 2 combo! We are back it again and bringing the (mild) heat. We pull Dan out of the depths of despair this episode after discussing the shutting down of the single greatest Fighting Game and the number 1 reason so many people throughout the world are soulless: Jump Force. Rest in Greatness. Then we talk about scumbag Bobby Kotick and how much of a scumbag he is. We touch briefly on how the February gamers calendar is actually clearing up a little bit, and how Alex is a no good, rotten, cheater. Finally we go over most of The Game Awards nominees, make some predictions on winners, callout some games that shouldn't be nominated and cry about how Tales of Arise deserved better. But, apparently no one played Tales of Arise, because of they did it would be the most nominated game. I'm not crAZy. As always, we end the show with the games we've been playing and discover another one of Dan's social media accounts. Timestamps follow #BobbyNoDick Time Stamps: (11:21) Jump Force Shutting Down Servers (13:30) Activision / Bobby Kotick Update (24:55) February Games / Fantasy League Update (37:41) The Game Award Nominations (1:07:45) Games We're Playing --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 46: The Halloween Episode!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 112:15

    We are finally posting a new* episode, can you believe it? Naruto can! GET IT!?!!?! Naruto is in Fortnite now...WOW! Please listen to this stupid episode where we talk about the (soon to be cancelled) new Splinter Cell game, the boring State of Play, DC Fandome, how absolutely stacked February is, the Uncharted movie trailer and of course......the games we've been playing. Hum diddly dee Time Stamps: (13:31) Splinter Cell Rumors (19:26) Sony's most recent State of Play (44:10) DC Fandome (51:10) February Lineup of Games (54:32) Uncharted Movie Trailer (1:02:26) Game's We've Been Playing *recorded on October 30th --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 45: Can Konami Make a Comeback?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 76:28

    We are back at it like a bad habit. Chill with us as we talk about Guerilla Games hiring MMO experts, more Switch 4K rumors that Nintendo denies, David Jaffe being himself, and Konami attempting to get back into AAA gaming. Is Silent Hill irrelevant? Does anyone care about Contra or Suikoden? Has Dan lost his damn mind? Find the hell out! Time stamps below ^_- Time Stamps: (03:45) Guerrilla Games Hiring MMO Experts? (06:45) Nintendo Switch 4K/Pro Rumors (16:12) David Jaffe Threatens Sony / Twisted Metal Reboot (26:13) Konami Focusing back on their "Premier" Titles (40:55) Games We're Playing, incl. Kena, Tales of Arise, My Time at Portia, and more! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 44: Nintendo Shocks the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 103:47

    Sorry this episode is publishing a little late, GET OVER IT! Also, sorry the audio is a little weird in the beginning, trust me it gets better! This week we discuss the story that will never die, Blizzard scandals and the SEC investigation into them. We go over that wild Nintendo Direct and all the video games featured, plus the absolutely bananas cast for the Mario movie. Finally catch up with us on the games we've been playing. Tales of Arise is out now, why aren't you playing it? Time stamps below: Time Stamps: (07:15) Blizzard Scandals, SEC investigating, and what the hell's going on with Overwatch 2 (22:12) Nintendo's September Direct (1:00:00) Nintendo's Super Mario Movie Cast (1:17:26) Game's We're Playing including Deathloop, Tales of Arise, Life Is Strange: True Colors, and many more! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 43: First Impressions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 82:53

    AKA The Brendan Fraser episode. This week we touch briefly on some of the past week's gaming news, but our focus for this episode is giving our first impressions of some of Fall's major releases: Life is Strange: True Colors, Tales of Arise (!), and Deathloop. Video games are cool. Tales of Arise is out now. You will enjoy this podcast. Dan is undefeated at Jump Force. Time stamps follow. Time Stamps: (12:55) Battlefield & Dying Light 2 Delay (18:51) Games We're Playing (21:15) Life Is Strange: True Colors (29:10) Tales of Arise (49:40) Deathloop (1:09:00) General Discussion --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 42: PlayStation Showcase Rundown

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 123:50

    This week, the boys are back in town! We discuss the CEO of Tripwire putting his foot in his mouth, Sony putting their foot in their mouth in regards to Horizon Forbidden West upgrades from PS4 to PS5, and that bonkers PlayStation Showcase. Are we hot or cold on every game featured? Find the f*ck out! Also, if you've been wondering what we've been playing, wellllllll we talk about that too. Has Dave been playing Tales of Arise? Yeah, he has, it's a truly great time to be alive. Time Stamps below!!! Time Stamps: (07:40) Tripwire CEO Steps Down (14:35) Horizon PS4/5 Upgrade Debacle (20:20) PS5 Showcase (01:17:20) Games We're Playing --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 41: Part II: 12 Minutes Review

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 49:11

    In part 2 of our MEGA sized episode 41, we go over the winners and loser of our E3 and Summer Game Fest predictions, but mostly talk about the games we've been playing. We have an in-depth **SPOILER FILLED** review and discussion of 12 Minutes, but also get Dave's psychotic breakdown of the Tales of Arise Demo. Check it out or get CHECKED OUT! Only 4(!!!!) days until Tales of Arise (I'm shaking). Time stamps below. Time Stamps: (01:00) Summer Prediction Results (06:50) Elden Ring (09:24) Games We're Playing (10:25) 12 Minutes Review *SPOILER WARNING* (18:34) End 12 Minutes Spoilers / Games we're Playing cont'd (31:30) Tales of Arise Demo Impressions --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 41 Part I: Gamescom Extravaganza!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 92:12

    This episode is so EXTREME that we had to break it up into two parts. Part 1 covers the Pokémon Nintendo direct, Skyrim getting released again for the 58th time, and all the news from the Destiny 2 showcase. Then we jump head first into Gamescom coverage starting with the Xbox snooze fest, and then covering all the announcements from Opening Night Live. We talk about big upcoming release dates, the new Marvel game, and Dan pitches DokeV just based on that insane trailer. The rest of the episode will post on Monday, Aug 6th. 11 (!) days until Tales of Arise.  Time stamps follow. (6:05) Pokémon Legends: Arceus (10:35) Skyrim Next Gen Release (12:45) Destiny 2 Showcase (30:15) Xbox Showcase (41:07) Opening Night Live / Saints Row Reboot (47:21) Marvel's Midnight Suns (52:40) Halo Infinite (57:20) Cult of the Lamb (1:01:10) Is Geoff Keighley even a gamer? (1:09:55) Dan Pitches DokeV (1:13:23) Rest of Gamescom Discussed Credit Outro Song: heydium on Youtube --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 40: The Influence of PT

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 118:20

    This week we are back and we are as okay as ever! Hang out with us as we talk about how sexy Idris Elba is, Call of Duty Vanguard, Fortnite's new open world mode, Jesse McCree out at Blizzard and what that means for the Overwatch character, the horror classic PT and it's lasting effect on spooky games, more weird Bluebox stuff, and as always, what we've been playing. 23 days until Tales of Arise. Really good timestamps below. Time Stamps: (00:00) The Beginning (01:58:20) The End --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 39: The Triumphant Return of Dan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 112:46

    Is it finally safe to play Jump Force online again? Dan returns after a lengthy, mysterious, and somewhat nauseating hiatus. This week we share our impressions of The Suicide Squad (spoilers), we get Dan's feelings on some news he missed, and talk more about how people in the video game industry can't help but be awful to each other. Buckle up, we go on for a WHILE about the games we've been playing, and then for a WHILE about random nonsense and hijinks. 32 Days until Tales of Arise. Timestamps below!? Time Stamps: (11:17) The Suicide Squad Discussion (JUMP TO NEXT TIME STAMP TO AVOID) (27:17) Dan Catches Up on Some News (Steam Deck, AnnaPurna, Etc.) (31:10) Blizzard Update (33:20) FullBright's Co-Founder Steve Gaynor Accused of Employee Misconduct (36:30) Games We're Playing (1:06:16) Skyward Sword Discussion (1:18:56) Neo: The World Ends With You Discussion (1:30:00) Random Nonsense and Hijinks --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 38: We're Back.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 121:40

    TRIGGER/CONTENT WARNING: While we do not go into details about the Blizzard lawsuit or talk about the actual things that occurred, we do address and discuss the infamous Cosby Suite as well as other things pertaining to the lawsuit. We also discuss the sexual misconduct happening throughout the industry. There are timestamps to avoid these topics if they are too overwhelming. We vehemently denounce all the misconduct and toxic work environments and hope these issues get resolved. We also stand in solidarity with the workers of Activision, Blizzard, and Ubisoft. Description of episode goes as follows... After another long hiatus we're finally back and better than ever! This week's episode is a bit heavy but there are also lighter topics that are discussed such as the Annapurna showcase, Games we're excited for, the Steam Deck, and more! We apologize for the delays in recent episodes and hope to have things back to the regular schedule, next Monday. All the Timestamps are below and enjoy! Also, Dan is not in this episode and it's sad. Time Stamps: (10:57) Steam Deck (14:33) Annapurna Showcase (35:00) Blizzard/Activision Lawsuit (CW) (45:00) Ubisoft News & Originality in Video Games (56:10) Fantasy League Update (59:42) Games We're Playing (1:15:33) Games We're Excited For (1:21:00) Judgement Discussion Follow us on Twitter! @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @alexjperez4 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 37: Nintendo Unveils a new Switch Model... Wait... Woah. you can't spell model without OLED?!?!?! that's kinda neat. Oh and Playstation State of Play news!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 116:28

    This week it's just Alex and Dave. Alex is typing this description actually. Ain't that something. Anyway, after the holiday weekend we catch back up on the news we missed and the news of the week as well which includes Assassin's Creed Infinity, Sony's State of Play, the Switch OLED, and much more! Time stamps are below! Time Stamps: (15:45) New Switch OLED Model (23:36) Assassin's Creed Infinity (31:37) Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut (45:55) PlayStation State of Play (1:21:42) Games We're Playing (1:41:20) Scarlet Nexus Impressions Follow us on Twitter! @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @alexjperez4 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 36: More Blue Box Studios Conspiracies; Can It Really Be Kojima? Plus, Dead Space Is Rumored to be Revived?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 96:38

    This week's episode is incredible. From the Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Demo impressions, to the Springsteen cameo; this episode has it all. The main topic: Do we still think Blue Box Studios can be Kojima, or is this indie developer in over their head? Plus we give another quick update to our Video Game Fantasy League as well as Ghost of Tsushima expansion rumors! As usual, time stamps are below, enjoy! TIME STAMPS: (07:42) Blue Box Studios / Hideo Kojima Xbox Game? (13:25) EA Buying Playdemic Studios & Dead Space Revival (29:50) Ghost of Tsushima Expansion (33:05) Falcom Bringing 4 More Trails Games To The West (40:00) Fantasy League Update (46:20) Games We're Playing (48:00) Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Demo Impressions (55:30) Games We're Playing (Continued) Follow us on Twitter! @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @alexjperez4 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 35: Nintendo's E3 Direct, and is Kojima behind Blue Box Studios? Is Abandoned Secretly Silent Hill(s)?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 96:15

    After a very busy E3 week and amazing episodes in between, we are back to our old ways. Back on our bull**** as Dave would say, because we're wrapping up the entire E3 event and discussing who won, and how Nintendo's press event went. We also have a brief discussion about the movie "Mother!", Ratchet & Clank, and much more! We definitely go off the rails towards the end, but I mean, that's our M.O. Time Stamps: (9:59) Nintendo Direct (25:01) Who Won E3 & Grading Nintendo's Event (35:05) Blue Box Studios Conspiracy (43:59) Games We're Playing (1:01:20) Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin (1:16:35) Who is winning the Summer Predictions Follow us on Twitter! @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @alexjperez4 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Bonus Episode: Tic Toc Games Interview!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 32:06

    Another fantastic interview in the books for the Button Mashing Boyz. This one is with Abraham Morales, the Creative Director of B.Ark, and his assistant/CEO/personal demo-er of Tic Toc Games, Shareef. The interview begins around (5:00) and goes all the way to the end. I wish I could have chatted a bit longer with the guys, but I'm glad I got even 30 minutes to get to pick their brains. Topics Include: Development, Art Style, E3, Difficulty, Couch Co-op, Competitive Co-op, What games they're playing, and more! You can follow Tic Toc Games on twitter: @TicTocGames And make sure to go to their website: www.tictocgames.com for more updates! Try the B.Ark demo on steam! https://store.steampowered.com/app/1416760/BARK/ You can also follow Button Mashing 101 on twitter: @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @Alexjperez4 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Bonus Episode: Lifeslide's Creative Director, Mitko Tsaprev!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 54:30

    Welcome to another E3 bonus episode! On today's episode we have Dreamteck's very own Mitko Tsaprev who is the Creative Director of Lifeslide. This is also a re-do of our first ever interview for Button Mashing 101! The interview begins around (5:00) and the questions start firing at (6:30) or so. Lifeslide is a game all about life and the challenging journey we all face to achieve our goals and our perseverance is represented with a paper airplane! A simple game that utilizes minimalism extremely well and a soundtrack that is incredibly inspiring; an excellent indie title that uses the music to tell the story. This episode talks a lot about the creative process, the disruption of covid and how the team looked on the bright side of it, the challenges of making an appealing ending, and (TW) mental health. Check out their website, Dreamteck.io, and be sure to check out Lifeslide, releasing August 6 on Steam (& available on Apple Arcade): https://store.steampowered.com/app/956140/Lifeslide/ Follow Dreamteck on twitter: @Dreamteckstudio Follow Button Mashing 101 on Twitter: @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike, @Alexjperez4 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Bonus Episode: Ghost Street Games & Digital Yogurt Interview!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 51:55


    This week we have a special episode dedicated to the Developers of ExtraGalactica, an insane and challenging shoot 'em up in early access on steam right now! We got to chat with Dante Campana from Ghost Street Games and Matt Lewis from Digital Yogurt who are working nonstop to make this a very polished, and excellent indie title. The interview begins around (05:30) with the first five minutes being an introduction on what to expect. Also, disregard the intros mentioning of time stamps for this episode since the conversation ebbs and flows in and out of topics ranging from development, soundtrack, going in raw, voice acting, parenthood and the story of ExtraGalactica. Follow Button Mashing 101 on twitter: @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @Alexjperez4 Follow Ghost Street Games on twitter: @GhostStreetGame , @extragalactica1 and visit their website: www.Ghoststreetgames.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message


    Episode 34: The 2021 E3 Recap Episode!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 115:27

    This episode is all about E3. We got some new episodes cooking up that we're so excited to put out, but first, this episode is all about what we thought of the big conferences on Saturday and Sunday! As always, our time stamps are below for you to follow along and listen to the bits you find most important. We also give an update on our ongoing summer predictions for Summer Game Fest and E3! Time Stamps: (12:20) Games we're playing (44:57) Summer Game Fest (50:00) Ubisoft Forward (1:07:38) Xbox/Bethesda Conference (1:34:30) Square Enix Presents... (1:42:40) Capcom Conference (1:46:30) E3 Predictions Wrap-Up Follow us on Twitter! @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @alexjperez4 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 33: How Can a Publisher "Win" E3? Plus, David Cage is a Piece of S***!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 135:56

    Patch Notes: Join us for a 2-hour ride on a podcast that missed yet another week! It's all good though, we really packed this one to the brim with 2 weeks worth of content. It's insanely good. You honestly just need to listen to it and you'll have a sick ass time. Hi Bart, I forgot to shout you out for the podcast like I said I would, so instead your shoutout is here. Anyway, All the timestamps are below in case you want to hear individual topics and remember to follow us on Twitter and give us a kiss if you see us since we're vaccinated now! Time Stamps: (15:43) Far Cry 6 (22: 50) Horizon: Forbidden West (36:00) Brief discussion about 2k Studio working on a Marvel Xcom game (30:48) Dying Light 2 (39:30) Ex Blizzard Employees making a Blizzard 2.0 network of developers (41:48) Activision is Money Hungry (46:07) David Cage and Quantic Dreams Defamation Lawsuit (50:00) How Can Any of The Publishers "Win" E3 (58:20) Balan Wonderworld Creator Leaves Square Enix (1:02:24) E3 Continued (1:42:17) Games We've Been Playing Follow us on Twitter! @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @alexjperez4 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 32: The Annual E3 and Summer Game Fest Predictions Episode!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 106:47

    Patch Notes: After a week long break, we're back and better than ever! SO MUCH BETTER. Anyway, we got a lot of news to get through as well as a ton of games that we're playing and have beaten since we last recorded! From Returnal, to Resident Evil Village, and some Yakuza: Like A Dragon. We round out the episode with our E3 and SGF predictions for each publisher! As always, time stamps are below if you want to listen to a portion of the episode or if you are in a hurry you can put us at 3x speed to really take in the podcast at hyper-speed. it's fun. try it. I did. It was cool. Time Stamps: WB Games + Discovery Merger (12:25) The Last of Us 2 PS5 Patch (22:25) Overwatch 2 News / Livestream Impressions (28:22) Games We're Playing (39:52) Dave's thoughts on Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon (58:54) E3 + Summer Game Fest Predictions (1:10:43) Follow us on Twitter! @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @alexjperez4 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 31: Another Week, Another Returnal Heavy Episode. Plus, Some Discussion on Resident Evil 8!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 88:11

    Patch Notes: This week's episode was heavy on the games played and less on the news of the week. A lot of minor things like Xbox's Game Pass still not being profitable (which is normal) and some minor Elden Ring news, otherwise, there's a lot of Returnal, Final Fantasy XIV, and Slay the Spire! Time Stamps: Game Pass (7:01) CD Projekt Red (14:07) Elden Ring (25:55) Resident Evil Village (37:48) Games We're Playing (44:34) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 30: The Last of Us 3 has a plot?! Also, Returnal is finally out and we are loving it!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 102:06

    Patch Notes: Not a lot of news that hit this week aside from IO Interactive working on two games, one of which may likely be a Microsoft exclusive! The biggest story is The Last of Us 3 is in a very early pre-script phase and while there is no development, that's still pretty huge given the ending of Part 2. The big story of the week is all about Returnal, the Playstation 5 exclusive which we got our hands on over the week and is such a delightfully challenging game! Time Stamps:  IO Interactive (24:12) The Last of Us 3? (29:40) Games we're playing (38:30) Returnal (53:29) Follow us on Twitter!    @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @alexjperez4 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 29: Cyberpunk Refund Numbers are Insanely Low? Why? Plus, Jeff Kaplan Leaves Blizzard!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 106:23

    Patch Notes: Another day, another late button mashing upload. Nevertheless, we're here. You're welcome? Just kidding. Hi. I hope you enjoy this episode where we talk about Cyberpunk's insane sales and how many refunds it got, as well as that new AAA Firewalk Studios PS5 exclusive game, oh and of course Jeff Kaplan leaving Overwatch and Blizzard. All time stamps below as well as twitter handles! Enjoy! Time Stamps: Cyberpunk (16:35) Firewalk Studios and Sony's Strategy Moving Forward (47:29) Jeff Kaplan Leaving Blizzard (55:55) Games we're Playing (1:04:26) Follow us on Twitter!   @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @alexjperez4 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 28: Kojima is partnering with microsoft? The Last of Us is getting a remake for some reason?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 88:50

    Patch Notes: We kick things off this week with a brief talk about Final Fantasy XIV (which then picks back up later in the episode) but then we move on to some major news! Such as the rumors about Kojima working with Microsoft for his teams next game, as well as what has been going on with Sony and it's weird new business strategy of only embracing blockbuster titles it seems! All the timestamps are below as well as links to our twitter pages! Timestamps: Kojima/Microsoft (19:55) Sony (25:26) The Last of Us Remake (26:41) Days Gone / Sony Bend (32:30) Games We're Playing (39:16) Slay the Spire (40:22) Final Fantasy XIV (44:00) No Man's Sky (54:29) It Takes Two (58:30) Follow us on Twitter!  @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @alexjperez4 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 27: Button Mashing 101: A Podcast Reborn (PS3/Vita Stores are Closing, so that's the big topic. Also this counts as the subtitle)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 109:29

    Patch Notes: This weeks episode is a bit girthy, however, I have time stamps below for everything we talk about which ranges from Godzilla vs. Kong, to Final Fantasy XIV, and even cereal. We do it all at Button Mashing 101, so you don't have to? Time Stamps: Godzilla Vs. King Kong (4:20) Forspoken (7:44) Outriders (9:46) Games we're playing (21:25) Favorite cereal? (47:24) Alex plays too many games (54:22) Fire Emblem and Permadeath (57:30) PS3 and PS Vita Stores Shutting Down (1:02:36) PS Vita Highlights and Memories (1:16:34) Follow us on Twitter! @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @alexjperez4 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 26: The Snyder Cut and The Final Fantasy XIV Episode!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 95:10

    Patch Notes: We have seen The Snyder Cut of The Justice League and we have been playing Final Fantasy XIV. I mean the title pretty much says it all but I'll add timestamps so that way you don't get lost. Time Stamps: First up we discuss some Balan UNDERworld (07:20), and then make our way towards the update on the Fantasy League we have (12:55). After a few minutes of that we get into some X-Men and comic book discussion for a bit (16:20). Eventually we make our way back into games and talk about our yearly predictions (21:18). Then it gets hot, because Dave puts a hat on and goes on a rant (24:50) and we then discuss the Ghost of Tsushima movie (34:00). I (Alex) talk a bit about It Takes Two (40:09), and we talk about the amazing Jeremy Renner App (44:35). The Snyder Cut (50:18) and Final Fantasy XIV (1:12:42) round out the last few segments in this weeks episode! Follow us on Twitter! @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @alexjperez4 , @JumpForcestanhitmeup --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 25: Square Enix Presents Discussed, Plus Some More Xbox Discussion and Playstation's purchase of EVO!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 104:52

    Patch Notes: We made it to 25! On this episode, we talk a whole lot about Xbox and how it can affect Playstation! We also dissect and discuss the Square Enix Presentation which includes the Forspoken reveal, new Life is Strange, and Avengers game update. Finally, we finish off with the games we're playing which includes Slay the Spire, Yakuza 7, Assassin's Creed, and Demon's Souls! k bye! Follow us on Twitter! @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @alexjperez4 , @JumpForcestanhitmeup --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 24: The Bethesda and Microsoft Deal is Official. Plus, Our Triumphs/Best Moments in Video Games!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 100:40

    Patch Notes: Hi. Welcome Back. This episode opened a little off the rails, but then again when doesn't it, amiright???? First thing we talk about is the Bethesda/Microsoft deal, then Square's new announcement for a Direct-Style conference to showcase games, and finally we discuss our biggest and best moments in gaming! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 23: Another Nintendo Direct, but all about Pokémon. Plus a new Playstation State of Play!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 100:03

    Patch Notes: This week's episode is all about some major gaming news and reveals. First there was the Outriders Demo, then the State of Play, then the Direct dedicated to Pokémon and that new open world Pokémon game, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, as well as some news about Anthem and Crystal Dynamics Avengers game. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 22: Nintendo Direct, BlizzConline Day 1 and our Biggest Gaming Shame Stories!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 67:50

    Patch Notes: On the latest episode of Button Mashing 101, we discuss all the highlights of the latest Nintendo Direct, as well as everything revealed on day one of BlizzConline. After that, we talk about some of our biggest shames we had for video games. A very confessions-orientated podcast. Usher would be proud, I think. Find us on Twitter! @Bmashing101 @MrDaveMike @alexjperez4 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 21: The top 10 games of 2020!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 90:22

    Patch Notes: On this weeks new episode the BM101 cuties list out their top 10 favorite games of 2020 and then use those lists to make a completed amalgamation list. It's quite fun, honestly. Find us on Twitter! @Bmashing101 @MrDaveMike @alexjperez4 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 20: Our Recap of our 2020 Predictions and making our ten 2021 gaming predictions!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 60:38

    Patch Notes: This week is all about making our 2021 predictions and recapping last years while the winner gets to dole the games the two losers are forced play. And when we say losers, do we mean big losers. Bunch of idiots those two! Tune in and make your own predictions and tweet them at us! Twitter: @Bmashing101 , @MrDaveMike , @alexjperez4 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 19: New Year, New Video Game Fantasy Draft!!!!!!!!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2021 66:36

    Patch Notes: Finally. We can officially announce the winner of the Inaugural Button Mashing 101 Fantasy Draft! After, we move on to the 2021 draft and pick our "teams". As always, we will update with new info after new releases and recap next year in January! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 18: Two month hiatus is over! From PS5 impressions to discussing the disastrous launch of Cyberpunk 2077.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 89:42

    Patch Notes: We're back! After a brief hiatus from holidays, we are finally catching up on some of the news that whizzed by us during our break! First and foremost, we catch up with our impressions of the ps5 UI, the system itself, and finally the games we're playing on there. We end the episode with a long discussion about Cyberpunk 2077 and how it launched compared to other pretty major disappointing losses, as well as some impressions after playing through the game's first act. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 17: The Buttonmashing101 Game of the Generation Awards!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 137:44

    Patch Notes: We're back, in FULL FORCE, because Dan has returned and he's more than willing to just have at it??? This week is all about generational awards as we share a council counseling one another about which console we think will console us the best now that previous generation consoles reach their end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 16: The Dave and Alex Podcast - it's all us, all about us, nothing but us, and always us.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2020 81:09

    Patch Notes: Dan is MIA this week but it's okay because the show must go on, and we're gonna have a few busy weeks as more and more games come out and more news about next-gen hits with less than a month away from release! With that being said, this episode is all about news. From Level 5 withdrawing all production in the west (2:00), to Phil Spencer's Kotaku interview regarding bringing Bethesda titles over to other consoles (10:01),  as well as the PS5 UI reveal (23:30), and finally the story on crunch at CD Projekt RED (51:00)! We of course talk about the games we're playing and update you on the current hype level we're feeling for this November! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 15: Xbox week! All news about Xbox, its acquisition of Bethesda and the pre-order situation.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2020 78:09

    Patch Notes: Uhhh so this one we kind of make up a plot to The Passion of the Christ Sequel for the first 03:45 of the podcast. So if you just wanna hear about games, fast forward to that mark! We also end up talking about the plot and casting again at the 1:07:55 mark. So if all you're here is for gaming news, especially xbox stuff, there's a happy little medium for you to listen to! Otherwise, enjoy. And as always, if you want to talk to us or have some discussions about this episode, be sure to tag us on twitter @Bmashing101, @alexjperez4, and @mrdavemike!  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 14:

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2020 67:31

    Patch Notes: This has been a busy week for gaming news! We got the PS5 launch date, the price point, and random pre order launches from retailers! It's been a wild few days. Sony also showcased more content from Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call Of Duty: BO:CW (Terrible title), a Hogwarts game from Avalanche, more Deathloop(2021 GOTY contender already, don't even @ me), and more from Sony's showcase. Follow us to join the conversation: Twitter: @Bmashing101 ; @Mrdavemike ; @alexjperez4 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 13: The Xbox Series S was finally unveiled, plus a release date for all of Microsoft's next-gen consoles!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2020 80:21

    Patch Notes: Another major month of news came in with Gamescom footage, Xbox leaks, and more discussion about what was shown off at DC's Fandome! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 12: Apple/Google v. Epic, a really bold but also pretty cool move by Epic is discussed as well as Facebook/Oculus, Rocksteady's new game and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2020 84:43

    Patch Notes: A lot has happened in the month of August including the main topic, Epic's lawsuit against Apple and google, which may have huge ramifications with developers trying to use Unreal Engine. There was also some disappointing news coming from Oculus, and some exciting news coming from DC! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    BONUS EPISODE: The Last of Us Part II (Spoilercast)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2020 140:00

    Let me preface first with, LAST OF US II SPOILERS IN THIS PODCAST, you have been warned :). Second, our podcasts will not be this long moving forward. There was just a lot to discuss and dissect. Third, around the 50-minute mark the audio takes a bad turn and becomes heavily modulated. I tried fixing it, but there was no real way of coming back from it. Don't worry, we found the cause and future episodes won't sound like this! On to the... Patch Notes: The Last of Us Part II came and went, but it had such a lasting impact on people that got to experience it, that we just had to do a deep, deep discussion on it. In a very unconventional manner, we go beat by beat discussing plot points, how we felt, and what we liked and didn't like from this blockbuster sequel. Hope you enjoy! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 11: The PS5 Reveal and reactions. Plus an update on the 2020 predictions!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2020 79:08

    Patch Notes: We're back! The first upload after a 3 month forced hiatus! This episode is mostly revolved around the Playstation 5 and all the games that were shown off! Since this goes in order of what game was given, there won't be timestamps as the guys pretty much dive right into youtube's most live streamed gaming event ever, the PS5 reveal! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Episode 10: Bonus Episode (Quick Update)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2020 14:00

    Patch Notes: Unfortunately, with circumstances surrounding everything, we will most likely not be able to record a new episode for a bit. (You'll see a new episode if that changes). However, look to myself (Alex) recording quick updates to let you know what's going on, on our end or just old episodes to upload as bonus material! Otherwise, Here's just me (Alex) talking about stuff for less than 15 minutes! Enjoy! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Ep. 9: 2020 Predictions and perfectly casting The Last of Us TV show!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2020 107:02

    Patch Notes: Times are crazy right now, so we hope we can bring you some form of comedy or comfort with a brand new episode filled with a ton of discussion and content! First and foremost we revisit some more Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (2:30)(23:05), as well as discussing Ori and The Blind Forest (12:35)(21:20). Dan also talks about playing through No Man's Sky and his feelings towards the game at its current state (16:15). Eventually, we move on to the news; talking about E3's cancellation (26:00), new Xbox Series X specs and details (27:30), and asking where is Sony's rebuttal, as well as talking about the major rumors regarding Konami and Sony (30:50). Next, we make some general and E3-like predictions for 2020 (39:10). Finally, we round the episode out with another casting. This time, it's The Last of Us TV show coming to HBO (1:09:18). Stay safe out there, wash your hands, don't touch your face, and quarantine if possible. If not, remember to practice social distancing and avoid large gatherings! We love you! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Ep. 8: Speculating E3's potential cancellation and what that can mean. Plus the PS2 turns 20, so we celebrate our favorite memories and games from one of the greatest consoles ever!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2020 58:32

    Patch Notes: The guys are back after taking a week off and they discuss some great games they've been playing. From Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (09:02), to some more Fire Emblem (12:10), all the way to the far reaches of space with No Man's Sky (20:25). They also talk about the PS2 and all the glorious memories that come with it (24:00). Finally, they close out the episode with a discussion on E3's looming cancellation and what that can entail for major publishers moving forward (51:45) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Ep. 7: Contemplation on the next 6 Smash Brother characters. Plus we perfectly cast the Uncharted movie.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2020 96:30

    Patch Notes: First and foremost, sorry for the delay on the upload. Had to battle a flu, it was a rough one. But this episode happened to be a fun and jam packed one. First and foremost, the guys discuss all the games they were playing from the new Fortnite season (2:34), to Fire Emblem (7:45), to Dreams ( 13:30), and other games sprinkled in between. After that they talk about the latest news about next gen consoles, from the PS5 Controller Patent (21:05) to the Xbox Series X new specs and details (23:20)! Then, Smash Bros' predictions for the new fighters pass that will include 6 brand new fighters (30:30). FInally, the guys perfectly cast what an Uncharted movie(s) should look like (47:15)! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Ep. 6: How much will the PS5 really cost? Plus DICE Game Awards Discussion!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2020 73:45

    Patch Notes: In today's episode (Recorded Feb. 18) Dave, Dan, and Alex talk about some games they've been playing including WoW Classic (6:45), Tetris (11:00), Nier:Automata and Dead Cells (17:10). They also discuss the Fire Emblem DLC (27:55) and do a DICE Game Awards recap (34:00). Finally, the final topic is all about the PS5 and it's potential price point and what we should and could expect this coming holiday season (44:25). Eventually, they do a brief talk about Destiny 2 and the characters that inhabit the world/tower (1:06:00). --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Ep. 5: Is Anthem worth saving at this point? Plus, Off-topic discussions and an update on the fantasy league.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2020 60:47

    Patch Notes: Pardon our dust! We've been slowly implementing new styles and tunes for the re-launch of our podcast! So, apologies for some weird errors in episode numbering (I call it episode 4, it's episode 5) and other things! On this episode, (recorded Feb. 11) the buttonmashing crew discuss games they've played over the last 2 weeks. Alex talks about a bit about Fortnite and A Plague's Tale(6:25). Then Dave (11:35) and Dan (20:50) talk about the games they've been playing. Eventually, the guys give an update on the video game fantasy league they have (37:00). and then discuss the news about Anthem's re-launch plans (42:47). Finally, the guys close out the show discussing the Oscars and other off-topic discussion (48:34) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Ep. 4: The Video Game Fantasy Draft.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2020 61:47

    This episode (jan. 28th) is all about the video game fantasy draft, which was a ton of fun. Dave discusses his games he's played (00:35), Dan then talks about his games (15:35), and Alex briefly discusses some games he's been playing (26:47). After, the guys get ready for the video game draft (27:55) and pick their games that they think will be the best of the year. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Ep. 3: Decade in Review, 2010-19.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2020 106:23

    In this episode, we discuss what our favorite games are for each year up to 2019. We also talk about what are the —objectively speaking— most important games from each year! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

    Ep. 2: The Richard Gere Episode?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2020 73:22

    On the second episode of our re-launch, we discuss a Richard Gere nickname, and converse on about the games we've been playing towards the end of Summer 2019. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/buttonmashing101/message

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