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Paul Charchian talks about the week in gaming in the latest installment of Video Games Weekly.

Paul Charchian


    • Nov 24, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    New Shooters! - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 48:58


    Charch is in studio with Brian Shea and Sam Charchian to talk all things video games, including Battlefield 2042, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Halo Infinite, they give holiday shopping guides for every genre, and Forza Horizon 5 is Brian's game of the year!


    Far Cry 6 - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 44:44

    Charch and Andy are in studio to talk all things video games including Guardians of the Galaxy, Far Cry 6, Metroid Dread, Back 4 Blood, and more!

    Queue World - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 47:51


    Charch and Andy are in studio to talk all things video games, including New World with Dan Tack, Saints Row with Brian Shea, Alan Wake Remastered, Sony Trials, Hot Wheels Unleashed and more.


    Diablo II Resurrected - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 43:51

    Charch and Andy are in studio to talk all things video games, including Diablo II, Battlefield 2042, Halo Infinite, Hot Wheels Unleashed, New World, Disco Elysium, and more!

    NBA 2K Review - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 46:42

    Charch and Andy are in studio to talk all things video games, including NBA 2K22 review with Kimberley Wallace, EA College Football, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, and more.

    Deathloop Review - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 43:58

    Charch and Andy are in studio to talk all things video games, including Deathloop with Blake Hester, the leaked possible future titles, and Andy talks about his new favorite JRPG.

    No Man's Redemption - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 45:39

    Charch and Andy are in studio to talk all things video games, including No Man's Sky, Alan Wake, NBA 2K22, Marvels Midnight Suns, Deathloop, and more.

    Madden 22 Review - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 47:40


    Charch and Andy are in studio with guest Brian Shea to talk Madden 22, Crusader Kings III, Psychonauts 2, the Atari Lynx, and more.


    The Forgotten City and Humankind - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 46:19

    Charch and Andy are in studio to discuss the new Call Of Duty news, and the games The Forgotten City, Humankind, Jupiter Hell, Myst, Atomic Heart, and Library Of Ruina.

    Madden and RacketNX - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 46:06


    Charch and Andy are in studio to discuss Madden 22 with Brian Shea, and the makers of RacketNX. They also touch on the new Call of Duty and the Halo Infinite Beta.


    Board Games Annually - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 44:40

    Charch and Andy are in studio for their yearly board games special.

    Steam Deck Mania - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 42:58

    Charch and Andy are in studio, they dive head first into the Steam Deck, and mention Death's Door and Nickelodeon All Star Brawl.

    Shooters and Chicory - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 45:02

    Charch and Andy are in studio, they dive into Battlefield 2042, Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, and they talk to the Director of Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Greg Lobanov.

    Welcome Back! - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 45:22

    Charch and Andy are back in studio for the first time in 16 months! Your calls all show long with topics including Oculus, Blue Max, Slay the Spire, Escape from Tarkov and more.

    Ratchet and Clank + E3 - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 51:24

    PS5 owners get, arguably, the best game for their new system: Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart. This new installment showcases many of the PS5's special abilities. Reiner highlights some of the biggest stories of E3, including Elden Ring, Breath of the Wild 2, Starfield, and Metroid Dread.

    Bioshock 4 - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 45:31

    The iconic Bioshock series will be expanding with a new, fourth chapter. Charch and Reiner break down everything we know about Bioshock 4, including some rumors and educated guesses. They also break down Sony's new 19 minutes of gameplay from Horizon Forbidden West which appears to push the PS5's hardware to new depths.

    Knockout blow for Biomutant - Video Games Weekly on KFAN

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 47:48

    The week's biggest release was supposed to be the anthropomorphic action-brawler Biomutant. But instead, little-heralded Knockout City steals the show. Knockout City is a pickup-and-play team-based dodgeball game and it's already boasting over 2M players. We break down both games along with celebrating the 5th anniversary of Overwatch.

    Massive Effects - Video Games Weekly on KFAN

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 47:21


    Mass Effect is one of the greatest RPG trilogies of all time. Charch and guest co-host Brian Shea debate whether the remastered Legendary Edition warrants another purchase. They also provide a lengthy preview of Mario Golf, the forthcoming arcade golf game from Nintendo. Lastly, they preview Dying Light 2, the sequel to the popular zombie-blasting parkour mashup.


    A love-hate relationship with Resident Evil: Village - Video Games Weekly on KFAN

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 48:39

    Reiner loves Resident Evil: Village. Charch finds it slow, boring, and tedious. Listen to our review of RE:VIII and decide if it's right for you. We both agree that Subnautica: Below Zero is a beautiful game of exploration and crafting in a frigid underwater landscape. This sequel expands on the already-terrific gameplay of the original Subnautica with a powerful narrative and improved mechanics. Lastly, we salivate over the new rumors around the PS5's upcoming VR headset, which looks to be incredibly powerful and versatile.

    Is Returnal the first Game Of The Year contender?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 51:53

    Reiner and Charch break down Returnal, the eerie roguelike shooter exclusively on the PS5. The brilliant game sets a new high water mark for it's genre, offering amazing graphics, action, narrative, and replayability. Also, they cover the new normal, $70 games--is the price tag justified? Battlefield 6 information is expected this week, and they discuss expectations for the next entry in the long-running series. And lastly, Reiner gives his definitive review of MLB The Show 21.

    MLB The Show 21 - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021 49:18

    For the first time, Xbox owners get to play the best baseball game ever made. It's MLB The Show, previously a PlayStation exclusive. Reiner breaks down this year's iteration of the game and discusses all the new features, including the ability to be a two-way player. Charch breaks down the disastrous hardware shortages for PC gamers. And they also cover the 10 year anniversary of one of, arguably, the best action-puzzle game, Portal 2.

    Dungeons and Dragons...everywhere! - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 50:54

    We've been playing video games in dungeons. We've been killing dragons. But there's been very few officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons games...until now. We preview the three D&D games that are in the works. Plus we hit on the new PS5 and PC exclusive Forspoken, talk through the latest rumors about the Switch Pro, and we dig into the Game Informer magazine cover archives.

    Quest for a bigger Switch? - Video Games Weekly KFAN

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021 48:40

    Reiner and Charch break down the media reports of the new Switch hardware. Do you want a bigger screen and 4K support? Oculus Quest owners get a full segment of discussion about the best Quest games--and there's a LOT of them! Lastly, Reiner divulges a ton of info about the upcoming game Deathloop by Arkane Studios.

    Open World Pokemon! - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 44:00

    Nintendo shows off its next Pokemon game, Pokemon Legends: Arceus. It's the first 3D open world game in Pokemon history. Plus, Activision continues to amaze us with the quality and speed of their Call of Duty offernings, including the brand new Outbreak mode. Charch and Reiner break down two indie games, Littlewood and Curse of the Dead God.

    PS5 VR -- getting closer to reality - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 47:01

    Sony finally lifts the curtain on its PS5 VR headset and we share our hopes for it. Reiner urges Switch owners to get the shockingly good Ghosts and Ghouls remake. Local author Nick Nelson talks about the 25 head-to-head battles that shaped the history of video games in his new book Versus (VersusBook.com).

    A New, Old Mario - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 51:15

    Charch and Reiner break down the "new" Super Mario 3D, a remake of the Wii-U game that pretty much everyone missed. Breakout hit Valheim appears to have found a niche of exploration, combat, survival, crafting and village-building. And lastly, Reiner gives us reason to look forward to spring with a bevy of new games we'll be seeing in the next few months.

    Is "The Medium" Luke Warm?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 51:26

    College football is back! Charch and Reiner break down the future of EA's college football game. Spooky split-screen game, The Medium, has wildly varying reviews--we break down one of the winter's most divisive games. And we geek out with excitement for the remastered Mass Effect: Legendary Edition.

    Movies & TV <> Video Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 46:10

    Video games have frequently used movies for inspiration and we've got new games coming featuring Indiana Jones and the Star Wars universe. But, increasingly, video games are being turned into movies and TV shows. We highlight the seven gaming franchises being brought to your television set.

    5 Games That We Need Made!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 48:56

    We've got better game ideas than many of the development companies! Reiner, Charch, and Sam Charchian put their heads together to talk through the games that need to be made.

    Most Anticipated Games of 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 50:35

    Reiner and Charch talk through their most anticipated games for 2021, and somehow Baldur's Gate 3 wasn't mentioned. That's not okay. They also offer six predictions for things they want to see in 2021, including the Switch Pro.

    The Top 10 Games of 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2020 47:34

    Reiner reveals his top 10 games of 2020, with one absurd omission for which he abdicate his role at Game Informer...or at least stop letting Charch write these descriptions. Also, we break down the fallout of the Cyberpunk 2077 controversy.

    Board Games Annually 2020!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 51:57

    The holiday season provides plenty of opportunity to play games with family, so it's the perfect time to get buying advice from some of the industry's best brains. We talk with Lance "Undead Viking" Myxter from Grey Fox Games, Josh Wielgus from Chip Theory Games, and Ryan Miller from Ravensburger Games.

    Cyberpunk 2077, Finally!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 27:21

    The most anticipated game in several years is finally here! Cyberpunk 2077 has launched and it comes with plenty of controversy and wildly varying reviews. Find out if this mammoth futuristic world can possibly meet expectations.

    The Other Games - Video Games Weekly on KFAN

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 50:15

    Lately, we've been focused on the new consoles and blockbuster games. In today's Video Games Weekly, we look at some of the smaller releases that warrant attention, like Carto, Ring of Pain, and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin. We also have a deep preview of Ubisoft's upcoming release called Immortals: Fenyx Rising.

    The Launch Window Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 48:25

    You've got your new console! Great! Now, which games should you buy? Reiner and Charch talk through the biggest launch window games, including Call of Duty, Sackboy, and Yakuza.

    Next Gen Is Here! - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 44:20

    The Game Informer guys have spent a month with the new consoles and they break down the new Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 in detail. Learn everything you need to know before making your purchase. In addition to grading the new hardware, we also give posthumous grades for the PS4 and Xbox One. You'll also hear reviews of Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Astro's Playroom.

    T-Minus One Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 48:45

    One week from today we'll have the next generation of consoles in our hands! We cover everything you need to know about the PS5 and Xbox Series X in the days before launch. Also, a full review of Watch Dogs: Legion.

    Video Games Weekly 10/27/2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 49:23

    The Twin Cities Sports Leader

    Spider-Man Miles Morales - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 51:16

    Game Informer got exclusive time with Spider-Man Miles Morales and Reiner breaks down his early impressions of the PS5 launch title. Charch and Reiner offer their favorite scary games for Halloween from the current generation of consoles.

    Xbox Series X Hands On! - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2020 44:56


    Game Informer received a retail version of the new Xbox Series X and put it through the paces to learn everything possible about Microsoft's next generation of console. Charch and Reiner are joined by Brian Shea to break down the new hardware, as well as discuss Crash Bandicoot 4, Star Wars Squadrons, Baldur's Gate 3, and Genshin Impact.


    Star Wars Squadrons and Crash Bandicoot - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2020 48:32

    If you missed the first wave of preorders, Charch and Reiner offer strategies to secure a new console. They preview the two major new games this week, Star Wars Squadrons and Crash Bandicoot, both coming on Friday. And they talk about what they'd like from the rumored Mass Effect remaster.

    Microsoft Buys Bethesda! - Video Games Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2020 49:16

    Microsoft has asserted its might with one of the biggest acquisitions in video game history. The Xbox is poised to have Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Doom, Wolfenstein, and many other valuable properties. What does this mean for Playstation owners? Should it change your plans for the launch of next generation consoles?

    Finally, Next-Gen Pricing!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2020 52:33


    With affordable entry points for the Xbox Series S and X, Microsoft has thrown down the gauntlet on next gen pricing. Does this shift the scales toward the Xbox? How will Sony respond, if at all? Plus, Brian Shea offers a complete review of the newly remastered Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2.


    The Worst Madden Ever?!?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 45:18


    There's plenty of gamer outrage at Madden 21. Game Informer's Brian Shea joins the show to detail the many issues...and the handful of positive aspects of the game. Marvel's Avengers releases this week and we've got a breakdown of the early gameplay. And we wrap up the show by touching on some new strategy-RPGs, Wasteland 3 and Crusader Kings 3.


    It's Finally Golf Season - VGW

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2020 49:42

    It's been years since we've had a PGA-licensed golf game, but the drought has ended with PGA 2K21. Find out whether it's a birdie, bogie, or just on par. Charch and Reiner discuss the new game Spiritfarer, one of the most adorable games of this generation. Lastly, there's two major games coming from the DC Universe. You'll get all the details about Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad.

    Gamers, stuck in the middle

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2020 48:26

    In the match of wills between Epic, Google, and Apple, it's hard to root for any of these companies. And there's certainly going to be casualties, gamers and developers. On a brighter note, there's plenty of tantalizing game announcements, including new content for The Ghost of Tsushima. Lastly, are you ready to play a game with an old man as the protagonist?

    The Worst Video Game of The Year!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2020 45:42

    Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Surprise hit Fall Guys is a smash success, shaking up the battle royale genre. The bad news comes in the form of one of the worst games we've seen in this console generation. Fast And Furious fans, prepare for a bumpy ride.

    Sports Games Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2020 45:45

    Charch and Reiner preview the new version of Madden and give a deep dive on the very promising PGA 2K21. Microsoft announces new enhancements to Game Pass that allow people to play Xbox games on a wide variety of devices, even if you don't have an Xbox. Charch and Reiner explain which of your PS4-era devices will work on the PS5. And they discuss some promising indie games that arrive this week, Undermine and Relicta.

    Video Games Weekly: Carry On, Carrion!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2020 51:02

    We rarely get to play the role of the monster, but here comes Carrion to satisfy our darker instincts. Carrion allows us to control a tentacled eating machine that stalks, kills, and devours a research station brimming with tasty researchers. Reiner and Charch break down Carrion along with all the big news from the Xbox Games Showcase.

    Bent Out Of Shape Over Paper Mario?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2020 45:20

    We review new Switch RPG, Paper Mario: The Origami King. Does the latest entry in the Paper Mario series fold up? We cover the myriad Xbox Series X rumors, including the enticing prospect of a $299 entry point. Lastly, we try to figure out why anyone would pay $120 for Flight Simulator.

    Exercising Ghosts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2020 49:40

    Reiner and Charch put Ghost of Tsushima through its paces in a full review. Is this the final great PS4 exclusive? Plus, a complete breakdown of everything we know about the fascinating world of Far Cry 6.

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