DLC is your weekly audio tour of the latest in video games and tabletop entertainment. Hosts Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer are joined every week by the best damn gaming experts on the planet as well as YOUR phone calls! Disagree, Like, or Comment by Direct Live Call-in or in the Designated Lobby…
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The DLC podcast with Jeff and Christian is a must-listen for any gaming enthusiast. From the moment you start listening, you'll feel like you're hanging out with two close friends who share your passion for games. The show's earnestness, honesty, and positivity shine through in every episode, making it a great source of comfort and entertainment, especially during tough times. What started as a gaming chat quickly becomes much more as Jeff and Christian's personalities shine through, creating an intimate and friendly atmosphere. Their chemistry is impeccable, and their genuine enthusiasm for games is infectious.
One of the best aspects of The DLC podcast is its comprehensive coverage of all things gaming. Whether it's the latest news, in-depth discussions about current and older games, or behind-the-scenes insights into the industry, Jeff and Christian leave no stone unturned. They bring on innovative and interesting guests who offer diverse perspectives on gaming, keeping the show fresh week after week. In addition to video games, they also occasionally delve into board game discussions, adding even more variety to the content.
However, there are a few minor aspects that some listeners may not enjoy as much. Occasionally, political topics are brought up on the show. While this may be off-putting for those seeking pure escapism from games, it does add depth to the conversations by addressing real-world issues that intersect with gaming. Additionally, some episodes can be quite long (approaching 2 hours), which may be too lengthy for those with limited time or shorter attention spans.
In conclusion, The DLC podcast is an excellent show that offers a wealth of gaming knowledge in an entertaining and enjoyable format. Jeff and Christian's passion for games shines through in every episode, making it a delight to listen to each week. Their positive outlook on both games and life brings joy to listeners' lives while also addressing important topics when necessary. Overall, The DLC podcast deserves a top spot among gaming podcasts and is a must-listen for any gaming enthusiast.
Jeff and Christian welcome Shane Bailey from Game On Cancer back to the show this week to discuss the upcoming Wonder Woman game and live service games in general, next year's Call of Duty, and possible sequels for Borderlands and Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. The Playlist: Uncharted: Lost Legacy, Fable 2, Dome Keeper, Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways, Sea of Stars, Star Wars: Jedi Survivor, Downwell+ VR Talk: Assassin's Creed Nexus VR Tabletop Time: Tsuro, Monopoly Deal, Detective Club
Jeff and Anthony Taormina welcome Adam Leonhardt from Megadads back to the show this week to discuss the Last of Us Part 2 Remaster announcement, the nominees for the 2023 Game Awards, Valve's Half-Life 25th anniversary update, and more! The Playlist: Resident Evil 4 remake, Super Mario RPG, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, Playstation Portal, Steam Deck OLED, Lenovo Legion Go, Last Faith VR Talk: Assassins Creed Nexus Parting Gifts!
You can get episodes like this early, along with a lot of other great, exclusive content by supporting DLC at Patreon.com/DLCPod. It is our patrons support that keep this show running. Thanks for listening! In this DLC Bonus Content discussion, Christian Spicer chats with Bret Robbins, CEO of Ascendant Studios (Immortals of Aveum) about layoffs, building a new studio and new IP, developing with cutting-edge technology, and some updates for Immortals of Aveum.
Jeff and Christian welcome Brandon Jones, author of Whirly World, to the show this week to discuss the upcoming reveal of GTA 6, Nintendo's intent to make a live action Zelda movie, Valve's new Steam Deck, and more! The Playlist: Spider-Man 2, Sanabi Ebenezer and the Invisible World, The Talos Principle 2, EA Sports WRC, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, For the King 2 VR Talk: Powerwasher Simulator, Dungeons of Eternity Parting Gifts!
This special bonus content went out first to patrons. You can become a patron and support the show at Patreon.com/DLCPod. We partnered with NVIDIA for a conversation on their tech in Alan Wake 2, and to discuss all things path tracing, DLSS 3.5, Reflex and more! We asked Jacob you're questions and had a really fun conversation with him about all things GeForce. Also, Beefy Geepies!!!!
Jeff and Christian welcome Jan Ochoa from Giantbomb back to the show this week to discuss massive layoffs at Bungie, an acquisition for Atari, new life for Blizzcon, and more! The Playlist: Alan Wake 2, NBA 2K24 Apple Arcade; Ghostrunner 2, Jusant, Balatro demo Tabletop Time, Wingspan, Giant Jenga, Ice Cool, Stuffed Fables Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Wil Harris from Unbound back to the show this week to discuss the Xbox Partner Preview, leadership shuffling at Xbox, Elder Scrolls 6 not being mentioned until 6 months before release, and more! The Playlist: Super Mario Wonder, Spiderman 2, Cyberpunk 2077, Alan Wake 2, Deepest Chamber Resurrection VR Talk: 7th Guest, Pianovision, Phasmaphobia Parting Gifts!
Evan Pedersen from the Mega Dads joins Christian and Anthony Taormina this week to discuss Insomniac possibly considering a standalone Venom game, Cities: Skylines 2 devs commenting on the launch status of the game, Pete Hines leaving Bethesda, a rumored Far Cry multiplayer extraction game, and more! Playlist: Super Mario Bros. Wonder; RimWorld; Final Fantasy 16, Hellboy Web of Wyrd; Hot Wheels: Unleashed 2; Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Bruce Greene back to the show this week to discuss the Microsoft/ABK merger getting finalized, John Riccitiello out at Unity, the PlayStation 5 Slim, a player surveying every planet in Starfield, and more! The Playlist: Robocop: Rogue City, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Forza Motorsport; Lords of the Fallen VR Talk: Quest 3 Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome twitch streamer Tim Trikslyr Frazier back to the show this week to discuss the state of video game reviews, a potential PS5 remaster for Last of Us Part 2, Redfall chances for redemption and more! The Playlist: Sea of Stars, Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space, Wow Classic hardcore, Assassin's Creed Mirage, Chants of Sennaar, Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Victor Lucas from EPTV back to the show this week to discuss the massive layoff at Epic Games, Jim Ryan stepping down at Sony, Chris Metzen coming out of retirement for World of Warcract, and more! The Playlist: Dave The Diver, Under The Waves, RE4: Separate Ways, Alan Wake 2, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Cocoon Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Giantbomb's Jeff Grubb back to the show this week to discuss the massive leak of internal Microsoft Xbox emails and info, Unity backpedaling their disastrous revenue policy, the UK's CMA signaling approal for the MS/Activision Blizzard deal, and more! The Playlist: F-Zero 99, Cyberpunk Phantom Liberty, Armored Core 6, Lies of P, These Doomed Isles Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Art Director at Bitreactor and friend of the show, Daanish Syed back this week for a huge show. They discuss Sony's latest State of Play, featuring Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Avatar Frontiers of Pandora, and more, Nitendo's Direct, featuring Princess Peach Showtime, Paper Mario the 1,000 Year Door, and more, and Unity upending their pricing structure and the entire industry. Plus, Starfield updates, more layoffs, and more The Playlist: Mortal Kombat 1, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dune Spice Wars, Starfield, Shadow Gambit, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 hands-on, God of Weapons.
Jeff and Christian welcome Rachel Kaser from Gamesbeat to the show to discuss solid rumors of Nintendo's next version of the Switch, Megan Fox joining the cast of MK1, a delay for Alone in the Dark, and more! The Playlist: Starfield, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened Remake, Samba de Amigo: Party-To-Go, ABRISS Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Brendon Bigley from Into the Aether back to the show to discuss Nintendo's latest Direct, focusing on Super Mario Wonder, a shocking price increase for Sony PS Plus subscription service, Embracer Group shutting down Volition, Lenovo announcing its own Steam Deck competitor, and more! The Playlist: Starfield. All Starfield, only Starfield. It's a deep dive, with no story spoilers. Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Chris Baker, author of X-Wings, Lightsabers, and Scorpion Vader to the show this week to discuss a remaster of the classic DOS game, Dark Forces, Playstation Portal, and all of the huge Gamescom 2023 trailers, including Crimson Desert, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, and more! The Playlist: TMNT Splintered Fate, Marvel Snap, Jedi: Survivor, Immortals of Aveum, GeForce Now, Sea of Stars Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome the director of Prey, Dan Trachtenberg, back to the show this week to discuss 7 years of No Man's Sky and how it may compare to Starfield, the wild October video game release schedule, Bungie's odd description of their upcoming game, and more! The Playlist: En Garde, Midnight Fight Express, Waven, Wayfinder, Baldur's Gate 3, Hammerwatch 2 Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Mike Futter from the Virtual Economy podcast back to the show this week to discuss the strange case of Overwatch 2 becoming Steam's worst reviewed game, Rockstar acquiring the developers behind unofficial RP servers for GTA 5 and Red Dead Redemption 2, THQ's jam-packed showcase, and more! The Playlist: Destiny 2, Diablo 4, Forza Horizon 5 seasonal content, Quake II, Baldur's Gate 3, Tales and Tactics Tabletop Time: Betrayal at Baldur's Gate, Taco vs Burrito, Can't Stop Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Richard Lovejoy from the Gamers With Jobs Conference Call podcast back to the show this week to discuss Wizards of the Coast discovering an artist using AI to create art for an upcoming D&D expansion, older Elder Scrolls games being remade, Metal Gear hitting a sales milestone and more! The Playlist: Baldur's Gate 3, Neurocracy 2.049, The Expanse: A Telltale Series, Let's Revolution! Tabletop Time: Thousand Year Old Vampire, Betrayal Legacy, Bloc by Bloc, report from GenCon Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Mario Rivera from Point in Progress back to the show this week to discuss Riot's reveal of true 2v2 multiplayer in their upcoming fighting game, Project L, Destiny 2 players jumping on the Glorbo bandwagon, Ubisoft killing the Immortals Fenix Rising sequel, and more! The Playlist: Dave The Diver, Final Fantasy 16, Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals, Disney Illusion Island, Ratchet and Clank PC, Doomsday Hunters Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome streamer and voice actor Frank Ellerbe back to the show this week to discuss the Comic Con reveal of a new Marvel Spider-Man 2 trailer and branded PS5, Xbox Live Gold turning into Xbox Game Pass Core, the invention of Glorbo, and more! The Playlist: Remnant 2, Diablo 4 Season of the Malignant, Final fantasy 16, Street Fighter 6, The Finals, Portal: Prelude RTX, Ember Knights Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Miles Dompier from Windows Central and IGN back to the show this week to discuss a possible conclusion to the long roller coaster ride of Microsoft's bid to acquire Activision Blizzard, a landmark court decision that could help prevent online harassment, Major Nelson stepping down, a new haptic suit for Assassin's Creed, and more! The Playlist: Exoprimal, Grounded, Viewfinder, Halls of Torment Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Rebekah Valentine from IGn back to the show this week to discuss her stellar coverage of the Microsoft v FTC injunction hearing over the last several weeks. Plus, they discuss Larian's final Baldur's Gate 3 panel before release, the lackluster sales numbers for Final Fantasy XVI, some games getting remasters, and more! The Playlist: World of Warcraft, Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life, Ghost Trick VR Talk: Synapse Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Jill Grodt from Indie Informer to the show this week to discuss the exciting Annapurna Showcase, more juicy details from the FTC case against Microsoft, and a revelation that loading screens might be... fake? The Playlist: Dave the Diver, Mythforce, Sludge Life 2, Final Fantasy XVI, Diablo IV Tabletop Time: Sonora, Happy Little Dinosaurs, Spaceship Unity Season 1 Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome podcaster Patrick Beja back to the show this week to discuss the huge Nintendo Direct reveal of Super Mario Bros Wonder and so much more, plus the shocking court revelations coming out of the Microsoft FTC trial, and in increase in the price of Xbox Game Pass. The Playlist: Street Fighter 6, Pokemon Let's Go, Final Fantasy XVI, Laika Aged Through Blood, Bulwark Falconeer Chronicles, Ebenezer and the Invisible World, Sea of Stars, Broken Roads, Viewfinder, Hammerwatch 2 Parting Gifs!
Anthony Taormina joins Jeff and Christian for special bonus episode of Paid DLC, featuring a spoiler-free review of Final Fantasy XVI. You can read Anthony's full written review on Game Rant HERE. This Bonus Content is only possible through the generous support of our Patrons at patreon.com/dlcpod
Jeff and Christian welcome Adam Leonhardt from Megadads back on the show this week for a very special occasion! Not only is is Father's Day, but DLC celebrates its 500th consecutive episode! They discuss the UploadVR showcase with its 62 games, the next roadsblock from Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition, Fable's in-game graphics, and more! The Playlist: Final Fantasy XVI demo, Layers of Fear, Exoprimal Beta, Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew Parting Gifts! DLC is made possible through the generous support of our patrons at patreon.copm/dlcpod
Lana Bachynski joins Jeff and Christian for special bonus coverage of the Ubisoft Connect and Capcom Direct conferences, including takes on Star Wars Outlaws, Avatar Frontiers of Pandora, Assassin's Creed Mirage, Dragon's Dogma 2, and more! This show is made possible by our patrons at patreon.com/dlcpod
Summer of Games 2023! E3 may be dead, but that doesn't mean there isn't a TON of game announcements compressed in a VERY small window. Anthony Taormina from Gamerant joins Jeff and Christian to run through all of the huge announcements from Microsoft's big show, including Starfield, Fable, and so much more! Then they make time for Summer Games Fest and the PC Game Show, too! This show is made possible by the generous support of Patrons at patreon.com/dlcpod
Jeff and Christian team up with Dave Chen from youtube.com/davechensky and Peter Sciretta from Ordinary Adventures on Youtube to give their immediate reactions to Apple's groundbreaking announcement of the Vision Pro AR headset. Hope you enjoy! This content is only possible because of the support of our Patrons!
Jeff and Christian welcome Kahlief Adams from Spawn on Me back to the show this week to discuss Sony's CEO outlining potential problems with cloud gaming ahead of Project Q's launch, Microsoft's latest plan to circumvent the UK's CMA and advance their acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Meta's VR showcase, and more! The Playlist: Street Fight VI, Diablo IV, Wildfrost Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Tom Marks from IGN to the show to break down all of the surprising and not-so surprising reveals from the Playstation Showcase, including Spider-Man 2, Metal Gear Solid Delta, and so much more! The Playlist: Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, Humanity, After Us, Planet of Lana, Wildfrost, WoW Classic Hardcore Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Stephen Hilger from Into the Aether to the show this week to discuss the reveal of Mortal Kombat 1, no more PvE for Overwatch 2, the return of Blizzcon in 2023, and more! The Playlist: Darkest Dungeon 2, Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, Star Wars Jedi Survivor VR Talk: Humanity, Walkabout Mini Golf Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Ash Parrish from The Verge to the show for the first time to discuss the release of Tears of the Kingdom, a new kind of game announcement from the Pokemon developers, four surprising games added to the World Video Game Hall of Fame, and more! The Playlist: The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, Diablo IV, Mario Picross Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome lead gameplay designer Alex Sulman to the show this week to discuss another round of layoffs at Unity, a surprisingly candid interview from Phil Spencer about the state of Xbox, and more! The Playlist: Horizon: Burning Shores, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Street Fighter 6 Demo, Disney Speedstorm, Dead Island 2, Age of Wonders 4 Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Benjamin Watts from IGN to the show this week to discuss the UK's CMA shocking block of Microsoft's acquisition of Activision/Blizzard, leaked specs for Asus' answer to the Steam Deck, Call of Duty not taking a year off, and more! The Playlist: Star Wars Jedi Survivor, Breath of the Wild, Redfall, Honkai Star Rail Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Ian Higton from Eurogamer to the show to discuss his hands-on with Firewall Ultra, Sega's acquisition of the developer of Angry Birds, and Nintendo's latest spotlight on Indie Games for Switch The Playlist: Meet your Maker, Dead Island 2, Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores DLC, Dredge, Street Fighter 6 Demo VR Talk: Firewall Ultra, Kayak, Pavlov, Afterlife Parting Gifts
Jeff and Christian welcome Danny Bogue from The Good Gamer Club to the show this week to discuss new trailers for Tears of the Kingdom and Final Fantasy 16, a huge delay for Suicide Squad Kills the Justice League, ChatGPT for NPCs, and more! The Playlist: RE4 Remake, FFVII Remake, T'Chia, Cyberpunk 2077 Overdrive Mode, MLB The Show 23, Wartales VR Talk: Halflife 2 Episode 1 and 2 in VR, Vertigo 2 Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Steven Spohn from Ablegamers back to the show this week to discuss the rumors of a Playstation 5 Pro SKU, the exploding handheld market, new video game movies of Street Fighter and Minecraft, and more! The Playlist: Crimeboss, Marvel Snap, Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure, Shogun Showdown Prologue Tabletop Time: Remembering Klaus Teuber and Catan Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Frank Ellerbe, aka Techniq, to the show this week to discuss the death of E3, 10 minutes of revealing new Tears of the Kingdom gameplay, new DLC for Jeff's Game of 2022, and more! The Playlist: Wild Hearts, Dredge, The Last of Us Part 1 PC VR Talk: Vive XR Elite headset, C-Smash VRS demo, Walking Dead Saints and Sinners PSVR2 version, After the Fall, The Last Worker Parting Gifts!
In this Bonus Content conversation, Christian Spicer sat down to chat with Jörg Tittel and Cory Schmitz, two of the people behind the upcoming PSVR2 game, C-Smash VRS. It's a great conversation about appreciating iconic design, Dreamcast "vibes," designing for VR, and more. The C-Smash VRS demo is available on the PlayStation Store now.
Jeff and Christian welcome one of their favorite guests, Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com to discuss the latest in the Microsoft Activision acquisition, Epic's Unreal GDC presentation, three big new game announcements, and more! The Playlist: Redfall, LOTR: Gollum, Resident Evil 4, Tchia, Above Snakes Parting Gifts!