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In Bitcast 178 the guys discuss Forza Horizon 5 and its impact on the 2021 game of the year considerations. They also discuss a huge week in gaming with Call of Duty Vanguard, Elden Ring gameplay, new Halo Infinite details, Sega's deal with Microsoft, and more!
In Bitcast 176 the guys sit down to discuss the state of PlayStation including their upcoming lineup, future plans, successes, what they would like to see, and more. They also touch on Splinter Cell returning, the GTA Trilogy remakes, Cyberpunk and Witcher updates, October releases and reviews, and more!
In Bitcast 175, the guys are back together to discuss DC FanDome including the newest looks at Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad (and maybe some movie chatter too). They also touch on Nintendo's Online Expansion Pack, the Xbox Series X mini-fridge, competitive Halo Infinite, new details on Avowed, and more!
In Bitcast 174, friend of the show and first time guest K. Asante joins the panel to discuss the return of Metroid alongside the Switch OLED model. We also discuss the Battlefield open beta, the GTA Trilogy remake, the future of the Yakuza series without Nagoshi, and more!
In Bitcast 173, friend of the show 3Bit joins the panel to discuss PlayStation's continued expansion of its first-party studios. We also discuss the continued Halo Infinite Flight, some major rumors including the return of Twisted Metal and Konami titles, and next week's major game launches!
In Bitcast 172, friend of the show Eric Jaxson joins to discuss the Halo Infinite flight and expectations for Xbox's mega-shooter. We also break down the Nintendo Direct, chat on Perfect Dark, the on-going saga with Blizzard, and more!
In Bitcast 171, friend of the show Jordan from The Backlog Chronicles joins the panel to talk about Arkane's brilliant Deathloop. They then look at the Game of the Year picture, talk about some major delays, and more!
In Bitcast 170, we're joined once again by friend of the show NeoGameSpark to discuss PlayStation's Showcase and their plans for the PS5. The panel also touches on the next Halo Infinite flight, the latest rumors, and more!
In this Industry Perspectives Chat, Ains follows up with Steven Spohn, COO of Able Gamers to discuss hitting their $1 million goal, what it will allow the organization to accomplish, and what's next for Able Gamers as 2022 nears.
In Bitcast 169, we are joined by OneBadMutha from our friends at Xbox Era to discuss our expectations for the PlayStation Showcase. We also chat on the Alan Wake Remake leak, early Dead Space footage, THQ's upcoming stream, and more!
In Bitcast 168, friend of the show Miles Dompier from Windows Central Gaming joins the panel to discuss how Bungie is setting the bar for live-service games with Destiny 2. We also discuss the biggest announcements from Gamescom including Opening Night Live and the Xbox presentation, Horizon Forbidden West's delay, continued Halo Infinite discussion, and more!
In this Bitcast special, we discuss the biggest news of the week including Halo Infinite launching without co-op and Forge, Outriders failures, and Gamescom teases. Then we are joined by Dr. Rachel Kowert, Research Director for TakeThis.org. We speak to Dr. Kowert about her work, the importance of challenging stigmas associated with gaming, the benefits gaming can provide, and more.
In Bitcast 166, the panel welcomes first time guest Neo Game Spark to discuss the growing impact of Xbox Game Pass on game discovery for developers. The panel also chats on the Grand Theft Auto trilogy being remastered, Diablo 2 returning, the Nintendo and Xbox showcases, what's coming for Gamescom, and more!
In Bitcast 165 the guys discuss the Back 4 Blood beta and whether it recaptures the success of Left 4 Dead. They also discuss PlayStation's sales success, the continued investment in the gaming industry by The Embracer Group, major upcoming releases, and more delays to 2022.
In Bitcast 164, the panel discusses their impressions of Halo Infinite Multiplayer including the weapons, maps, and much more. They also discuss Horizon Forbidden West's reported delay to 2022, new studio That's No Moon, The Ascent reviews, and more!
In Bitcast 163 the new panel first discusses the changes to the Bitcast and what to expect moving forward. For the main topic, the panel discusses the allegations against Activision-Blizzard and how it highlights a subsection of gaming culture. They also discuss EA Play 2021 including Dead Space and Battlefield 2042 along with Tom Clancy's XDefiant and the Valve Steamdeck!
In Bitcast 162, the host of 4 Guys with Quarters, Carlo Pasquale, joins for the first time alongside host of The Shop PTK Bl4m and The Indie Gamer to talk about the new direction for Assassin's Creed. The panel also discusses PlayStation's State of Play, WitcherCon, Nintendo's Switch refresh, and more!
In Bitcast 161, friend of the show Pong Soul from Living Splitcreen joins the guys to talk about the rumored Dead Space remake, PlayStation preparing for the future with key acquisitions, Kojima working with Xbox in the cloud, and a lot more!
In Bitcast 160, the guys are joined by Kevin from The Backlog Chronicles and Bitcast regular Joseph Moran of The Trophy Room join to discuss Ghost of Ikishima, a leaked stand-alone extension of Ghost of Tsushima. They also touch on Xbox's continued expansion of xCloud, Halo Infinite, the Blue Box Studios mystery, and more!
In episode 159 first-time guests Steel Reign from Living Split Screen and Jordan from The Backlog Chronicles join the guys to break down Summer Game Fest and E3. They'll discuss the conferences, their favorite titles, big surprises, disappointments, and more!
In this Industry Perspectives Chat, Ains sits down with Dr. Rachel Kowert, Research Director for TakeThis.Org. They discuss her background in gaming and psychology, the negative stigmas associated with gaming, toxicity in the community, how sites and outlets can do a better job with their reporting, and even what is the best Final Fantasy.
In this Industry Perspective Chat, Ains sits down with Travis Northup (TieGuy Travis) who writes for IGN and has been a part of the weekly Destiny podcast Fireteam Chat. They discuss the state of gaming coverage including the focus on reviews and their impact, Fireteam Chat's 300th episode and his love for Halo/Destiny, how he landed with IGN, Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, and more!
In Bitcast 157, friends of the show Enrique from the Basement Radio Arcade Podcast (BRAP) and Wandering Dutch from the Midweek Mixup Podcast join us to discuss PlayStation's shift in focus on "generations", God of War being pushed to 2022, the full E3 schedule and conferences, and more!
In Bitcast 156, friend of the show Mr. Boomstick joins the guys to discuss all the biggest news of a packed week of gaming including Horizon Forbidden West, Dying Light 2, Far Cry 6, the Xbox/Bethesda showcase, and a lot more!
In this Industry Perspective Chat, Ains sits down with the COO of Able Gamers, Steven Spohn. The two discuss the impact Steven and Able Gamers have had on the gaming industry, the on-going fight for accessibility, the benefits of gaming for those facing challenges, escapism, and more. This is the latest addition to our on-going Good in Gaming Initiative (https://seasonedgaming.com/good-in-gaming/)
In Bitcast 155 the guys are joined by friend of the show and Bitcast regular Luke Lohr, alongside first-time guest Miles Dompier of Windows Central Gaming! The guys discuss some early thoughts on E3 including Xbox and Bethesda creating one massive conference. They also touch on upcoming game releases (Ratchet & Clank, Psychonauts 2, and The Ascent), continued thoughts on Mass Effect, WB Games potentially being back on the market, and more!
In this IP Chat, Ains sits down with host of the Player One podcast and admin of secondplayer.net Chris Johnston. They discuss his history with Electronic Gaming Monthly (he was Quarterman!) and Adult Swim Games, the evolution of gaming and the media coverage of it, stories from E3 and prior roles, and more!
In Bitcast 154 the guys welcome back SG regular Joseph Moran from The Trophy Room along with first time guest Sean Capri from Xbox Drive and We the Gamer Cast, to discuss revisiting Mass Effect with the Legendary Edition. We also chat on our expectations for E3 including Xbox and Bethesda's conference, new projects for PlayStation and Xbox, what to expect for the rest of 2021.
In Bitcast 152, friend of the show and host of The Backlog Chronicles, Dr. Moe, joins the guys along with first time guest Hector from The Lords of Gaming! The panel discusses Resident Evil Village and how it mixes up the franchise's formula, the revelations from the Epic vs. Apple case, wants for Borderlands 4, Nintendo's amazing growth, the future of The Division, and more!
In Bitcast 152, friend of the show JFonzerrelli joins the guys for the first time to chat on our early Returnal impressions. The panel also discusses IO Interactive working with Xbox on a fantasy RPG, impressive fiscal results for PlayStation and Xbox, the latest on Halo Infinite and Ratchet and Clank, and more!
In this Industry Perspectives chat, Ains sits down with friend of SG Benji Sales to discuss his gaming past, how he got into analysis, emerging gaming markets such as India and China, the effects and growth of Xbox Game Pass, and more!
In Bitcast 151, the guys welcome two new guests in Gaming Forte from the DPS Podcast, and Kyle Stephenson from The Trophy Room. The panel discusses the potential of Biomutant to be a sleeper hit, Returnal's impending release, Game Pass's surprising growth, Call of Duty milestones, and more!
In this special Bitcast, the guys celebrate 150 episodes with some of our favorite guests! Lord Cognito from Lords of Gaming, Eric Jaxson from the Basement Radio Arcade and Gaming Perspective, Luke Lohr from the Xbox Expansion Pass, and Joseph Moran from The Trophy Room all join the guys to talk about their favorite gaming memories, and share in some nostalgia with the SG community!
In Bitcast 149, SG Contributor and resident tech geek Karl Dwyer joins us alongside Bitcast regular and host of The Trophy Room, Joseph Moran, to discuss the recent news on PlayStation's direction with their first-party studios. We also chat about Hideo Kojima working with Xbox, Diablo 2 Resurrected, E3 2021, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and more!
In Bitcast 148 SG contributor/editor Patrick Shields joins us alongside show regular and host of the Xbox Expansion Pass Luke Lohr to discuss the utter madness that Xbox is pushing with Game Pass right now. We'll also talk extensively about Outriders, Monster Hunter Rise, Xbox fridges!?.......and more.
In Bitcast 147, Ains and Dan discuss what is to become of the year of the FPS with Halo Infinite, Battlefield 6, and Call of Duty Vanguard all to release this fall. We also discuss the ID@Xbox Showcase, the Ghost of Tsushima movie, more game delays, and more!
In Bitcast 146, SG Senior Contributor joins the panel to discuss the growing impact of Xbox Game Pass and how it will create a growing shift in the gaming industry in the future. We also discuss the new PS5 exclusive from Square-Enix, Forspoken, updates on Dying Light 2 and Gotham Knights, details of the PS VR 2, and more!
In this Industry Perspective Chat, Ains sits down with Jez Corden of Windows Central to discuss his past with gaming, how he began writing about the industry and the path to WC, Xbox's path in the future, the influence of Google and YouTube, and more!
In Bitcast 145, first time guest Darge Knight joins alongside host of The Gaming Perspective and Android Central writer Nicholas Downie to discuss the Xbox acquisition of Bethesda and what it means for the industry now that it is complete. The group also touches on the new TMNT game, Roblox's market value, the Good in Gaming initiative, and more!
In Bitcast 144, host of the Xbox Expansion Pass Luke Lohr rejoins us to break down the Elden Ring trailer, its details, and what to expect from the next major game from From Software. We also touch on the Switch Pro hardware details, PS VR 2.0 for the PS5, an open-world Dungeons and Dragons RPG, Aliens Fireteam, and more!
In this week's show, host of the Midweek Mixup channel Wandering Dutch joins us to discuss Outriders exploding onto the scene with its demo. We also review the PlayStation State of Play, BioWare pulling the plug on Anthem, PlayStation games going to PC, the Halo TV series, and more!
In Bitcast 142, the guys are joined by European friend of the show Archimedes to discuss Xbox's industry leading backwards compatibility software. They also touch on the latest Nintendo Direct, new upgrades for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, EA's acquisition of Codemasters, the latest Game Pass additions, and more!
In Bitcast 141, friend of the show Joseph Moran from The Trophy Room joins the guys to talk about the triumphant return of the platformer, the technology that will drive games over the next-generation, updates for the Xbox Series X and PS5, Little Nightmares 2, and more!
In this Industry Perspectives Chat, Ains sits down with host of The Trophy Room, Joseph Moran, to discuss the current state of gaming coverage, the challenges in focusing on a single platform, our love of Bloodborne, diversity in the gaming community, and more!
In Bitcast 140, friend of the show PongSoul joins the guys for the first time to talk about Battlefield 6 and what we want to see from it this fall. They also discuss the fiscal success of Xbox/Nintendo/PlayStation, EA College Football returning, Mass Effect Legendary Edition details, Gearbox's acquisition, the future of Stadia, and more!