By Steve Watts   //   October 2, 2015 1:00 PM

Chattycast 64: Holding Out for a Hero

The Chattycast crew turns its Big Topic question to one of the broadest ones of all: what makes a good hero? 

By Steve Watts   //   September 25, 2015 12:30 PM

Chattycast 63: You. Are. A. TOY!

The Chattycast talks about the Toys to Life genre: Skylanders, Disney Infinity, Amiibo, Lego Dimensions, and more plastic than you can shake a stick at.

By Steve Watts   //   September 17, 2015 12:30 PM

Chattycast 62: Feels Like the First Time

As The Taken King and Destiny 2.0 revive the year-old game, the Chattycast spends its Big Topic this week on revisiting lapsed games. What tempts us back, and what can developers do to encourage extended play? 

By Steve Watts   //   September 10, 2015 12:30 PM

Chattycast 61: Box Full of Tools

This week, the Chattycast examines user-generated content: the unique partnership between game designer and player, with tools designed with a very specific focus on making content creation a game in itself. 

By Steve Watts   //   September 3, 2015 12:00 PM

Chattycast 60: The La Li Lu Le Lowdown

This week, as Metal Gear Solid 5 puts an end to the series as we know it, the Chattycast talks about all things Metal Gear and Hideo Kojima.

By Steve Watts   //   August 27, 2015 12:00 PM

Chattycast 59: That Belongs in a Museum!

This week, the Chattycast talks about video game preservation with Mega Man Legacy Collection producer Frank Cifaldi!

By Steve Watts   //   August 20, 2015 12:00 PM

Chattycast 58: Winter is Coming

After weeks of taking on more serious topics, this week the Chattycast is going to kick back and geek out over this year's slate of upcoming games. 

By Steve Watts   //   August 13, 2015 12:00 PM

Chattycast 57: eSporting Chance

This week on the Chattycast, in honor of The International, we take a look at the current status and immediate future of eSports. 

By Steve Watts   //   July 30, 2015 12:00 PM

Chattycast 55: Breaking the Game

This week, inspired by Games Done Quick, the Chattycast is tackling emergent gameplay in its many forms: speed runs, sequence breaking, and more. Plus we have Newsybits, another round of Beat the Doc, and more!

By Steve Watts   //   July 23, 2015 12:00 PM

Chattycast 54: No, Money Down!

Watch the Chattycast crew tackle pre-order culture. Why do we keep pre-ordering games when the practice has proven so unreliable?

By Steve Watts   //   July 16, 2015 12:00 PM

Chattycast 53: Remembering Iwata

In which the crew takes some time out to talk about the life, legacy, and work of the late, great Satoru Iwata.

By Steve Watts   //   July 10, 2015 10:45 AM

Chattycast 52: The Season Finale

In which the gang bids a fond farewell to the first year's worth of Chattycast shows, and looks forward to the distant future of next week.

By Steve Watts   //   June 26, 2015 10:30 AM

Chattycast 51: Races Aren't Riddles

E3 is over, long live E3. The crew is back together and ready to unpack their experiences, talk about what the summer may bring, and more. Join us, won't you?

By Steve Watts   //   June 12, 2015 10:30 AM

Chattycast 50: All Aboard the E3 Hype Train

In which the crew stands, haplessly, in the path of a speeding E3 hype train. Tune in for predictions, hopes, dreams, fears, and potential hat-eating.

By Shack Staff   //   June 5, 2015 1:05 PM

Chattycast 49: Surgically Removed Butts

Steve Watts returns today to host an all-new Chattycast, in which our panel discusses three topics taken from our community. Open the door and get on the floor and download this podcast.

By Steve Watts   //   May 22, 2015 1:00 PM

Chattycast 47: A Smoking Crater

In which the gang wishes their beautiful destruction would actually stay destroyed for once. 

By Steve Watts   //   May 15, 2015 2:15 PM

Chattycast 46: Four's a Crowd

In which technical difficulties make for wild swings from too few panelists to too many.