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    Episode 180 : Halo Infinite is Hitting On All Fronts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 124:32

    In Bitcast 180, the guys are back to discuss Halo Infinite's early multiplayer launch, campaign impressions, and overall early success. They also chat on Activision and Bobby Kotick, the running GOTY race, and more!

    Episode 179 : Celebrating 20 Years Of Xbox

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 136:49

    In this special Bitcast, we look back upon 20 years of Xbox memories with some of our favorite content creators in the industry.

    Episode 178 : Forza Horizon 5 Heats Up The Game Of The Year Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 140:06

    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!

    Episode 177 : Live Halloween Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 148:30

    In this special Bitcast, the guys break down Halo Infinite campaign footage, PlayStation's State of Play and then host a live discussion on scary games, favorite horror moments, and a bunch of Halloween related topics!

    Episode 176 : Discussing The State Of PlayStation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 124:15

    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!

    Episode 175 : DC FanDome Provides Gotham Knights And Suicide Squad Glimpses

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 122:24

    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!

    Episode 174 : Metroid Dread Returns Samus to the Spotlight

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 118:00

    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!

    Special : Halo Infinite Multiplayer Roundtable

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 147:16

    In this special show, a cast of Halo veterans sit down to discuss the state of Halo Infinite multiplayer, their thoughts on the Arena and Big Team Battle play, game modes, map designs, weaponry, and more!

    Episode 173 : PlayStation Continues To Expand Its First-Party Studios

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 136:03

    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!

    Episode 172 : Halo Infinite Aims To Rejuvenate The Franchise

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 117:54

    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!

    Episode 171 : The Game Of The Year Race Heats Up With Deathloop

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 109:50

    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!

    Episode 170 : PlayStation Leans Into Marvel With Spider-Man And Wolverine

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 149:42

    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!

    Industry Perspectives : Steven Spohn of Able Gamers (Follow-Up)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 23:22

    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.

    Episode 169 : Our Predictions For PlayStation's PS5 Showcase

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 116:24

    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!

    Episode 168 : Is Destiny 2 Defining The Live Service Model

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 123:35

    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!

    Episode 167 : Gaming's Impact On Mental Health With TakeThis.org

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 92:08

    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.

    Episode 166 : Xbox Game Pass's Positive Effect On Game Discovery

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 118:00

    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!

    Episode 165 : Does Back 4 Blood Succeed?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 84:57

    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.

    Episode 164 : Halo Infinite Aims To Recapture The Crown

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 122:32

    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!

    Episode 163 : Activision-Blizzard Lawsuit Highlights Continued Issues In The Industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 129:36


    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!


    Episode 162 : Ubisoft's New Direction For Assassin's Creed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 126:47

    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!

    Episode 161 : Dead Space Remake Rumors Heat Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 120:04

    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!

    Episode 160 : Ghost Of Ikishima Leaks Onto The Scene

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 100:45

    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!

    Episode 159 : The Post E3 2021 Discussion Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 132:40

    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!

    Industry Perspectives : Dr. Rachel Kowert of Take This on the Benefits of Gaming

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 55:10

    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.

    Episode 158 : E3 And Summer Game Fest 2021 Special

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 176:58

    In this E3 and Summer Game Fest special, we welcome a huge panel to discuss the Summer Game Fest and Ubisoft conferences while also making our final predictions for the big Xbox/Bethesda show.

    Industry Perspectives : Travis Northup of IGN and Fireteam Chat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 110:26

    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!

    Episode 157 : PlayStation Shifts Focus To Cross-Gen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 127:54

    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!

    Episode 156 : Horizon Forbidden West Looks Spectacular

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 99:56

    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!

    Industry Perspectives : Steven Spohn of Able Gamers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 58:57

    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/)

    Episode 155 : Xbox And Bethesda To Highlight E3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 128:23

    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!

    Industry Perspectives : Chris Johnston of The Player One Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 95:57

    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!

    Episode 154 : Revisiting Mass Effect with the Legendary Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 116:27

    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.

    Episode 153 : Resident Evil Village Redefines The Franchise

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 110:05

    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!

    Episode 152 : Returnal Has Landed

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 106:37

    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!

    Industry Perspectives : Benji Sales on Analysis, Xbox Game Pass, and Game Markets

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 84:02

    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!

    Episode 151 : Biomutant Has Sleeper Hit Potential

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 123:25

    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!

    Episode 150 : Gaming Memories and Nostalgia Roundtable

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 151:03

    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!

    Episode 149 : The Direction Of PlayStation Studios

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 110:29

    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!

    Episode 148 : Xbox Is Swinging For The Fences

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 129:34

    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.

    Episode 147 : Halo, Battlefield, And Call Of Duty To Dominate The Fall

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 132:42

    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!

    Episode 146 : How Xbox Game Pass Is Changing the Conversation

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 142:11

    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!

    IP Chat : Jez Corden from Windows Central

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 100:00

    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!

    Episode 145 : How Xbox Buying Bethesda Will Change The Industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 114:35

    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!

    Episode 144 : Elden Ring Finally Comes To Light

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 141:21

    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!

    IP Chat : Colt Eastwood on the Gaming Industry, Content Creation, and E3

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 87:48

    In this IP Chat, Ains sits down with Colt Eastwood to discuss his gaming history, the road to and challenges of content creation, the future of the industry, gaming shows like E3, and more!

    Episode 143 : Outriders Explodes Onto the Scene

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 155:02

    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!

    Episode 143 : Xbox's Industry Leading Game Improvement Technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 113:17

    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!

    Episode 141 : Platformers Return To The Spotlight

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 136:21

    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!

    IP Chat : Joseph Moran on PlayStation Community, the Gaming Industry, and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 97:31

    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!

    Episode 140 : Our Expectations For Battlefield 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2021 146:33

    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!

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