Podcast News


Chattycast 82: Press X to XOXO

By Steve Watts, Feb 12, 2016 12:00pm PST

In honor of the lovingest time of the year, the Chattycast talks about how romance and relationships are portrayed in games. 


"Did you guys look at my contribution in the chattycast call for comments thread for this week?"

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Chattycast 81: Old Guard, New Blood

By Steve Watts, Feb 04, 2016 11:30am PST

Inspired by the announcement of Hearthstone's new format, we talk about how legacy games attract new players. Or we just talk about Hearthstone.


Chattycast 80: Villain, Us

By Steve Watts, Jan 28, 2016 12:00pm PST

The Chattycast crew takes a sinister turn as we discuss how video games craft a compelling villain, and some of our most memorable badguys. 


Chattycast 79: Let's Role-Play

By Steve Watts, Jan 21, 2016 12:30pm PST

The crew discusses the current state of traditional RPGs and their popularity during the slower, non-blockbuster months. Come watch!


"Trails in the Sky is definitely on my to-do list. Maybe I'll give it a spin tonight."

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Chattycast 78: State of the Virtual Union

By Steve Watts, Jan 14, 2016 12:00pm PST

We welcome Shacknews CEO and VR enthusiast Asif Khan to check in with virtual reality in light of CES 2016.


"There are so many options, how do we try them all before committing to one VR device?"

- radula see all 8 comments

Chattycast 77: My New Year's Resolution is 1080p

By Steve Watts, Jan 07, 2016 12:00pm PST

The first Chattycast of the year kicks off with the gang making New Year's Resolutions for the games industry. What do we want changed by the time we hit 2017?


Chattycast Game of the Year 2015 Special

By Steve Watts, Dec 31, 2015 3:00pm PST

Now that all of our Game of the Year picks have been revealed, take a look behind the curtain as the staff reviews the top ten and talks about what made each entry so special.


Chattycast 76: You'll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid

By Steve Watts, Dec 23, 2015 12:30pm PST

The Chattycast crew sidles up to a roaring fireplace, sings carols, and opens all your presents before you wake up. Join us!


Chattycast 75: Indie Jones

By Steve Watts, Dec 18, 2015 12:30pm PST

The Chattycast welcomes Shark Punch CEO Jiri Kupiainen to talk about indie game discovery as well as his company's Playfield platform. 


"I haven't for a while now, no. However, we are working on a video series that we want to become ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 6 comments

Chattycast 74: Cloudy Memories

By Steve Watts, Dec 11, 2015 9:20am PST

The Chattycast crew takes a look at how games age gracefully, and what developers need to do to modernize old tropes, in light of Final Fantasy VII remake news. 


"Good point! I guess Gears just feels more defined by that central mechanic to me. Final ..."

- SporkyReeve see all 5 comments

Chattycast 73: Funny Games

By Steve Watts, Dec 04, 2015 1:30pm PST

The Chattycast crew cracks wise about comedy in games. Which games have done it well, and why so few developers manage to get it right.


"Please support Dr. Games' Jingle Brawl for the kids! https://t.co/OVbeBfB2ks"

- the man with the briefcase see all 9 comments

Chattycast 72: 2015's Biggest Turkeys

By Steve Watts, Nov 25, 2015 10:35am PST

Before we dive into the love-fest that is Game of the Year, it's time to start a new holiday tradition by putting 2015's big fat turkeys on blast. But what will win the dubious distinction of Turkey of the Year? 


"Yes please. If you could include in the next patch for the internet that would be great, thanks."

- dael see all 8 comments

Chattycast 71: Those Crazy Star Wars

By Steve Watts, Nov 20, 2015 10:35am PST

The Chattycast crew welcomes CEO Asif Khan to geek out about Star Wars. Star Wars, you guys! 


"Like yet another Elite Dangerous style game? Just with Star Wars ships and sounds?"

- UnatcoTelephone see all 7 comments

Chattycast 70: The Feast

By Steve Watts, Nov 13, 2015 10:30am PST

The crew looks at the insane holiday release schedule and asks whether it's good for the industry. Plus Beat the Doc, Newsybits, and lots of Fallout and Tomb Raider talk!


"~44:00 Since fallout 4 is basically fallout 3.5, if you go back and play fallout 3, you ..."

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Chattycast 69: Call of Laser Robots

By Steve Watts, Nov 05, 2015 12:30pm PST

The Chattycast gabs about Call of Duty's slow march towards sci-fi craziness.