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    • Nov 30, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    It Takes Three - Ep. 266

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 68:52

    This week we do a quick run through of some of the big stories in gaming this year as we get ready for GotY starting next week.Enjoy the show!

    Macaroni and Cheese - Ep. 265

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 167:54

    This week we are joined by guest Bebop to talk about controversies in gaming.We also talk about Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, Shin Megami Tensei 5, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story, and Pikmin Bloom.Enjoy the show!

    Penultimate Fantasy - Ep. 264

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 138:55

    This week we discuss which Final Fantasy games we'd like to get the full Final Fantasy 7 treatment with remakes from the ground up. A fight breaks out leaving twelve dead.We also talk about what we've been playing this week: Forza Horizon 5, Guardians of the Galaxy, Shin Megami Tensei 5, Flynn: Son of Crimson, Demon Turf, Webbed, and the new Deep Rock Galactic content.Enjoy the show!

    Rotating Ska - Ep. 263

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 151:00

    This week we discuss music from outside of gaming that we associate with games.We also talk about a ton of games we've been playing this week. Mario Party Superstars, Inscryption, Tales of Arise, Happy Game, Subway Midnight, Unpacking, Behind the Frame: The Finest Scenery, and ElecHead.Enjoy the show!

    Fuck Kill Kill - Ep. 262

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 129:56

    This week we keep one and get rid of two: platformers, metroidvanias, and roguelikes.Josh and Shea forgot we produce a video game podcast, and thusly haven't played any video games. Rich keeps us in business with some discussion of Guardians of the Galaxy and Moonglow Bay.Enjoy the show!

    Ask Your Doctor if Podcasting is Right for You - Ep. 261

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 159:27

    This week we talk about how podcasting and reviewing games has turned us into the shambling horrors we are today.We also talk about Into the Pit, Beast Breaker, and Resident Evil 4 VR.Enjoy the Show!

    Assless Chaps - Ep. 260

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 182:57

    This week we talk about the good old days of split screen. Couch co-op and competitive have diminished, and we miss it.We also talk about the games we've been playing this week: Metroid Dread, Back 4 Blood, and JETT: The Far Shore.Enjoy the show!

    Chomping at the Bits Ep. 1 - Donkey Kong

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 66:23

    In the first episode of Chomping at the Bits, Rich, Ray, and Eric take a trip back to where this whole video gaming thing started as they explore the history, legacy, and their personal feelings for Donkey Kong. This arcade classic saw the debut of everyone's favorite Gorilla and Plumber. From arcade beginnings to console homeports, video games would not be the same without DK.

    Gaming in Our 30s - Ep. 259

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 183:34

    This week we are joined by Bebop from the Hunting Pixels podcast to talk about gaming in our 30s and the ever increasing risk of us dying in front of a screen.We also talk about Metroid Dread, JETT: The Far Shore, and Sable.Enjoy the show!

    Give Me the Pastries - Ep. 258

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 164:46

    This week we talk about gambling mechanics in video games (and get distracted talking about tons of other predatory monetization).We also talk about the games we've been playing: Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Eastward, Sable, Tales of Arise, and KeyWe.Enjoy the show!

    Mario Mario was my father - Ep. 257

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 208:44

    This week we discuss the recent Nintendo Direct. It made us feel things.We also talk about what we've played this week. Deathloop, Tales of Arise, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Lost Judgment, Eastward, SkateBIRD, Lake, Dodgeball Academia, and Genesis Noir.Enjoy the show!

    Shoney's - Ep. 256

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 176:47

    This week we discuss the things game companies can do to make their online showcases better.We also talk about a ton of games we've been playing this week: Deathloop, Tales of Arise, WarioWare: Get it Together, F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch, Hoa, and The Artful Escape.Enjoy the show!

    A Fine Future - Ep. 255

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 171:53

    This week we talk about the Sony showcase from September 2021. What excited us? What bored us to tears? What's in the box?After extensively discussing all that, we get into the games we've been playing this week. Josh is finally back, and he gives his thoughts on Psychonauts 2. Rich talks about The Artful Escape and Lake. Shea smiles and nods graciously.Enjoy the show!

    Mom, Stop! - Ep. 254

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 141:13

    Hello all! In this week's episode, we discuss the news that China has implemented a strict ban on gaming for under-18-year-olds. Is it something to worry about? We also manage to discuss a bunch of games, such as Psychonauts 2, Dodgeball Academia, Splitgate, and Hypercharge Unboxed. We round out the show revealing the results of the social media polls and the Patreon question of the week. Enjoy!

    The Jack Black Track - Ep. 253

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 149:27

    Whoaaaaaaa Nelly, we got a heater of an episode this week! We discussed The Bechdel Test, if it is applicable to gaming, and what games successfully pass the Bechdel Test. We talked about a TON of games: Psychonauts 2, Twelve Minutes, Tales of Arise demo, Plague Tale: Innocence, A Link to the Past, and Super Mario World. It was that time of the month as we shouted out our wonderful Patrons. We wrapped up this lovely show with our social media polls! There are spoilers during the Twelve Minutes talk. If you haven't played the game yet, please use the time stamps to skip that portion of the conversation. Intro - 00:00:27 Topic: Bechdel Test - 00:09:51 Psychonauts 2 - 00:48:35 Twelve Minutes (spoilers) - 00:58:34 Tales of Arise demo - 01:27:22 A Plague Tale: Innocence - 01:34:21 A Link to the Past - 01:45:55 Super Mario World - 01:53:51 Patreon Shout-outs - 01:58:48 Social Media Polls - 02:02:05 Random Chat - 02:22:16

    Is It Better Than Spawn? - Ep. 252

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 116:24

    This week, we discussed the best game we bought for under $25 both this year and all-time. We also discussed some of the games that we played this week!

    Poppin' - Ep. 251

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 199:21

    Welcome all to our newest episode! We discussed our favorite Final Fantasy main characters and side characters, and we were joined by none other than our good friend, Leslie, from Sector 7 Item Shop. We also discussed a slew of video games, such as the Back 4 Blood demo, Death's Door, The Last Stop, Raji: An Ancient Epic, and Wildermyth. We didn't stop there, as we revealed the results of our Patreon and IG polls from the week. Packed with a ton of laughs, we hope that this episode brings you as much joy as it brought us.

    Episode 250

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 194:37

    It's been 250 episodes of the Chompcast! God help us.After celebrating, we talk about what we've been playing. Pokemon Unite, Skyward Sword HD, Ender Lilies, Omno, Narita Boy, and Last Stop.Thanks for listening. Enjoy the show!

    Bonus Episode: The Blizzard Situation in 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 59:48

    On this bonus episode of The Chompcast the crew is lead by Rich and joined by contributing writer, Ray McGill to discuss the disturbing news of Californa's lawsuit against Activision Blizzard and how it's affecting the image Blizzard has formed in their minds over their years playing the companies products.

    That Belongs in a Museum - Ep. 249

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 136:03

    This week we talk about gaming trends and culture that have gone to a nice farm upstate.We also talk about Skyward Sword HD, Pokemon Unite, Ender Lilies, Death's Door, Tohu, and Venineth.Enjoy the show!

    Sssssteam Heat - Ep. 248

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 159:08

    This week on the Chompcast we talk about the recent announcement of the Steam Deck. How are the specs? What is its market? Does it leave us cold at night?We also get into a bunch of games we've been playing this week: Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel; Ender Lilies; Weaving Tides; The Chameleon.Thanks for listening.Enjoy the show.Times:0:27 - Intros and pizza discussion11:36 - Steam Deck1:07:20 - Neo: The World Ends With You1:24:23 - Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel1:31:30 - Ender Lilies1:49:23 - Weaving Tides1:54:40 - The Chameleon2:08:16 - Polls

    Legen—wait for it - Ep. 247

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 153:38

    This week we discuss how delayed games can maintain momentum. In the process we manage to wander off topic and talk about B games for a while.We also discuss what we've been playing this week: Mario Golf: Super Rush, Ender Lilies, Biomutant, Resident Evil Village, Trace Memory, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, and Umurangi Generation.Thanks for listening.Enjoy the show.dary!

    Spotless Minds - Ep. 246

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 195:59

    This week we are joined by a new contributor to our Articles section of the site: Ray McGill. To get to know him a little, we talk about his favorite JRPGs.The topic this week is what game we'd like to have Eternal Shunshined right out of our domes (to experience again for the first time), and how much we'd pay to do it.We also talk about the games we've been playing lately: Mario Golf: Super Rush, the Monster Hunter Stories 2 demo, Operation Tango, Phantom Abyss, Lego Builder's Journey, Trails of Cold Steel 3, and Shea finally wraps up Biomutant.Thanks for listening.Enjoy the show!

    LGBTQ Representation in Gaming - Ep. 245

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 177:50

    Dear listeners, welcome to our newest episode! We sat down with our special guest and friend, Ivan, to discuss LGBTQ representation in gaming and gaming culture. We asked him some questions to get a deeper understanding and perspective this multi-faceted issue. Is there enough representation in gaming? Is there a specific way gaming journalists should talk about LGBTQ in gaming? What can you do when you haven't been as inclusive in the past and are feeling guilty for your mistakes? All of these questions and more are discussed in this delightful episode. And if that's not enough, we also discussed Chicory, Roguebook, Phantom Abyss, and Biomutant. We also revealed the results of the social media polls, and we rounded up the show with our monthly Patreon shout-outs. Thank you for checking out the show, and enjoy!

    Oppressing Need - Ep. 244

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 221:47

    Whoa Nellie! On this week's episode of the Chompcast, we went over E3: most of the showcases, many of the games, and our personal feelings and excitement regarding the announcements. We decided that it wasn't enough as we discussed the games we played the past week, which included Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intermission, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, and Island of Minutes. You would think that we wrapped up the show there, right? WRONG! We also discussed the results of this week's gaming polls. We hope that you enjoyed E3 as much as we did! Happy gaming and catch you next week for a very special episode.

    Words Are Hard - Ep. 243 Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 65:57

    Hello everyone! Welcome to part 2 of this week's episode. The topic of the week was, “What makes a voice acting performance in gaming great?” While we are all long-time fans of the gaming medium, we needed a bit of expert help to truly answer the question. We couldn't think of anyone better than our friend Zack Wilson, the host of the VisionCon TV podcast. Join us as we parse out the make-up of a stellar performance backed by some of our favorite performances in gaming! Also, if you are interested in checking out more of Zack's work, please head to their website here, their YouTube, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    Words Are Hard - Ep. 243 Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 90:30

    Welcome to the most recent episode of the Chompcast! It's so great to have you here. In part 1 of this special 2-part episode, we discussed the games we played this past week: Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intermission, Biomutant, and Backbone. We also discussed our social media poll results, and boy were they fun! Check back in a few days for part 2 where we discuss what makes up a wonderful voice acting performance!

    Rocko, Darling - Ep. 242

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 119:09

    This week on the Chompcast, while Josh is away on family vacation, Shea and Rich decided to discuss a hot issue: should remasters and remakes of video games be considered for personal and published GOTY lists? They also discussed more of their time with Biomutant, a cute game from Experiment 101. Rich talked about his time with Necromunda: Hired Gun, the new Doom-inspired Warhammer game. And last, but certainly not least, they discussed the results of the social media polls.

    Reasonably Priced Beaver - Ep. 241

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 184:19

    One owner.Gently used.This week on the Chompcast we discuss review scores, Biomutant, and An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs.Enjoy the show!

    Shut Up and Jam - Ep. 240

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 161:44

    This week we talk about difficulty curves in games, Mass Effect Legendary Collection, Resident Evil Village, Famicom Detective Club, and Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth.Also, I wrote in my notes that the picture and title should have something to do with Charles Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden, but I have no idea what that was supposed to be in reference to… if anyone can figure that out, I'd appreciate knowing what my own brain was thinking at the time.Enjoy the show!

    Zeitgeists and Goblins - Ep. 239

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 161:07

    This week we discuss the value of being a part of the zeitgeist. With so many new games coming out, it's impossible to keep up with everything. Is it worth trying, or should we just relax?Speaking of… We give our first thoughts on Resident Evil Village, as well as a plethora of other new games: Before Your Eyes, Wreckfest, Adios, Kaze and the Wild Masks.

    Sword Chomp: The Returnal - Ep. 238

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021 202:12

    This week we talk about whether JRPGs are having a resurgence.With a few weeks off before this show, we have a ton of games to discuss. We talk about Returnal, New Pokemon Snap, Pac-Man 99, Nier: Replicant, SaGa Frontier Remastered, Mundaun, Half-life Alyx, and Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion.Enjoy the show!

    Chomping After Dark - Ep. 34 - Pokemon Blue, Red, and Yellow

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021 135:19

    Ligma - Ep. 237

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 153:12

    This week we talk about the four year anniversary of the Switch, get completely off that topic about its first year, talk about some games we played, and then whisper stupid nothings into each other's ears.Enjoy the show!

    Horse-like Properties - Ep. 236

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 179:08

    There once was a man in Great Falls.Who had replaced his brain with his balls.He was shot in the head,Was predictably not dead,Grabbed his crotch; said “‘twas nothing at all.”This week we discuss what and whether you can learn from games. Hackles are raised; minds are blown, martinis are spilled.After the main topic we get into some of the games we've been playing this week: Monster Hunter Rise, Genesis Noir, Narita Boy, and Outriders.Come for the laughs, stay for the creeping suspicion that no one will love you after listening to such filth.Enjoy the show!

    Seeing Eye Anaconda - Ep. 235

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 141:10

    We talk about the best animal companions in gaming, Outriders, Deep Rock Galactic, River City Girls, Monster Hunter: Rise, and It Takes Two.

    Bonus Show - WhatsApp 2020 Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 27:03

    Hey everyone! Since we are on the cusp of April Fool's Day, we figured that it was a good time to drop our yearly show that we do. We compile some of the funniest voice messages from our private WhatsApp chat between the four of us and throw them all into one podcast. This show has been available for the Patrons for the past 4 months, and now we are making it available for everyone to enjoy. Have a laugh, and don't play too many mean pranks this year!

    Jack Snyder and Skimitars - Ep. 234

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 153:09

    We did it. We finally debuted the Chompcast live. On this week's episode, we did the Chompcast live on Twitch! It's been a long time coming, and it was an absolute blast to record. We discussed how Covid-19 has affected our gaming lives this past year. We discussed Black Legend, Warcave's newest strategy RPG game. We also managed to squeeze in Deep Rock Galactic. Morgan can't resist with his ridiculous social media polls. We wrapped up the show with our Patreon poll and shout-outs! Intros - 00:00:27 Topic: Covid-19 Affecting Gaming 1 Year Later - 00:27:00 Black Legend - 01:07:48 Deep Rock Galactic - 01:35:17 Social Media Polls - 01:48:10 Patreon Poll and Shout-out - 02:15:55

    Mud Man - Ep. 233

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 162:33

    This week we ostensibly talk about villains in video games, but:Oops! All Comics!We talk about comic books, movies, and occasionally games.Once back on track, we round out the show with some discussion about Loop Hero and CrossCode.Enjoy the show!

    Black Representation in Gaming - Ep. 232

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 118:56

    Hello everyone, and welcome to this week's episode of the Chompcast! We dispensed from our usual light-hearted topic of the week to discuss something that has been on our mind since the events of last year: black representation in video games and the video gaming medium. Is the level and kind of representation in gaming sufficient and inclusive? Is there a lot of work that needs to be done to be more inclusive (spoiler alert: yes)? We were also joined by friend and guest, Marcus Worrell to offer some much-needed insight into the subject. Here is a charity where proceeds go to providing underrepresented communities with education needs and opportunities: Lastly, at the foot of the show notes will be some further resources to check out if you are interested in checking out more information or just seeing where some of the information in the show came from!

    Peeps - Ep. 231

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 126:45

    On this episode of the Chompcast we kick Rich to the curb to make room for our guest Leslie Morales (Sector 7 Item Shop). We talk about the announcement for Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade, and play fuck marry kill with Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony.To round things out, Josh and Shea discuss their time with squirrel espionage action game, Nuts.Enjoy the show!

    Loreal's Kids - Ep. 230

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 126:47

    Hello all, and welcome! This week on the Chompcast, we talk about hidden gems on the PS4 and the Xbox One. We also carve out some time to discuss Persona 5 Strikers and Valheim, the game that has taken the Internet by storm. As per usual, we read out the results of our social media polls, and we wrap up the show with our monthly Patreon shout-outs! Thanks for listening, and enjoy.

    Duck Boat - Ep. 229

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 142:26

    The world has been a weird place for the past year. Within the mix-up of everything that has happened thus far, we all have somehow gone 500+ days without a Nintendo Direct…until this past week. We discussed the announcements this week and talked about what we are most excited for. Afterwards, we talked about a few games that we managed to fit in there. Last, we shared the results of the Patreon and the social media polls.

    Meatus - Ep. 228

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 168:29

    “Gimme love,” Peach says to Mario as he carries her from Bowser's castle. “You can't keep getting caught like this, Peach. If this continues to happen, we will never be able to find the time to have little Marios and Peaches,” Mario explains. Peach scoffs and responds, “Listen. It's not my job to fight off a fire-breathing, massive turtle. If you did your job as a plumber, you'd flush that turd out of our lives.” The two started to argue as they walked down the road, eventually starting to shout. Luigi, standing beside them the whole time, started to slow down, walking far enough behind them to be out of sight and out of the conversation. “LUIGI! IS IT MY FAULT THAT BOWSER KEEPS COMING BACK? CMON, ITSA ME!” Mario exclaims at his brother. Luigi looks to the right and sees a dark, endless pit. He looks back at Mario and hops inside. -1 life. Welcome everyone to this week's episode of the Chompcast! We decided to discuss our favorite couples in gaming in the spirit of Valentine's Day. Afterwards, we discussed the games that we have been playing, such as Cyber Shadow and Super Mario 3D World: Bowser's Fury. We rounded up the show with two weeks' worth of polls and Rich's rendition of the CD Projekt Red ransom note sent to them. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

    Jerking With Friends - Ep. 227

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 178:30

    This week on the Chompcast, we only had one thing on our minds: games. We skipped the topic this week, as we had almost a month's worth of games to talk about. We also rounded up the show giving thanks to our amazing Patrons.

    Sword Chomp GotY 2020 - Week 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 179:04

    Welcome! You have reached the third and final week of the Game of the Year shows where we award games of 2020 the Daggertooth Awards from us here at Sword Chomp. We officially close 2020 out by awarding games our personal top 5 games of the year before we collectively decide the 5 games that represent our favorite games here at Sword Chomp. We want to say thank you to you, the listener, for sticking with us this year and showing your incredible support. What was your game of 2020?

    Sword Chomp GotY 2020 - Week 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 286:36

    It's week 2 of Game of the Year, baby! We ran through all of our categories, such as our favorite character, our favorite gaming ecosystem, the character we'd most like to punch in the face, and many more. Enjoy one of our longest episodes of the year, and return for next week where we reveal our top 5 personal and site games of the year!

    Sword Chomp GOTY 2020 - Week 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 167:54

    Hello, everyone! Welcome to the first of 3 weeks of Game of the Year for 2020. That's right, we switched it up on you. This year, we kicked off the discussion with Best Soundtrack of the Year, Best Song of the Year, and Best Title Screen Music of the year. That's right; we wanted to give heaps of credit to some of the best composers in the game….the gaming game. Or something. Anyways, enjoy the show and stay tuned for next week when we break down many categories! Dafoe - Ep. 223

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 220:02

    Everyone, welcome to 2021! Whew, we managed to escape whatever the hell 2020 is. Despite the world largely being a dumpster fire, we saw some incredible games (which we will be talking about starting next week). However, this week, we broke in the new year with one of our annual shows here at Sword Chomp: the most anticipated games of 2021. We look at games collectively to talk about our mutual excitement and interest. We also reveal our personal choices that we just couldn't get the other guys on board with. And if you thought that was going to be a wave of content, just wait until you hear us catch up on 3 weeks' worth of gaming that we managed to do over our break! We talked about so…many…games. Too many to list, in fact. But a highlighted few that we discussed were Super Meatbot Forever and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. We are beyond excited to see what 2021 holds for the world here at Sword Chomp. Thank you for starting your year with us, and if you know anyone that would love our content, please share your love of us with them! TO 2021 AND TO GLORY!

    Happy Honda Days - Ep. 222

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 183:58

    The year of 2020 has almost drawn to a close. To some, it has been the longest year of their lives. To others, it has been an insanely short year.

    Smorgasborg - Ep. 221

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 161:17

    Listen here, fucker. You've stumbled upon the Chompcast, a podcast where we talk about video games. And GUESS WHAT? That's just what we did this week. First, we talked about those damn Game Awards. We discussed the awards that were given out and the announcements that were made about new games being made. Oh, and you bet your sweet ass that we talked about our initial impressions of Cyberpunk 2077, the hottest game on the market right now. Enjoy the episode, and get your sweet double-penised self back here next week for more video game talk.

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