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By Steve Watts   //   February 12, 2016 12:00 PM

Chattycast 82: Press X to XOXO

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

By Steve Watts   //   February 4, 2016 11:30 AM

Chattycast 81: Old Guard, New Blood

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

By Steve Watts   //   January 28, 2016 12:00 PM

Chattycast 80: Villain, Us

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

By Steve Watts   //   January 21, 2016 12:30 PM

Chattycast 79: Let's Role-Play

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

By Steve Watts   //   January 7, 2016 12:00 PM

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

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?

By Steve Watts   //   December 31, 2015 3:00 PM

Chattycast Game of the Year 2015 Special

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.

By Steve Watts   //   December 18, 2015 12:30 PM

Chattycast 75: Indie Jones

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

By Steve Watts   //   December 11, 2015 9:20 AM

Chattycast 74: Cloudy Memories

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. 

By Steve Watts   //   December 4, 2015 1:30 PM

Chattycast 73: Funny Games

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.

By Steve Watts   //   November 25, 2015 10:35 AM

Chattycast 72: 2015's Biggest Turkeys

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? 

By Steve Watts   //   November 20, 2015 10:35 AM

Chattycast 71: Those Crazy Star Wars

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

By Steve Watts   //   November 13, 2015 10:30 AM

Chattycast 70: The Feast

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!

By Steve Watts   //   October 29, 2015 12:30 PM

Chattycast 68: Halo-ween

The crew gets spooky and shooty with a very scary Halo-themed episode. 

By Steve Watts   //   October 22, 2015 12:30 PM

Chattycast 67: The Creed Courts Controversy

The crew breaks down the more daring plot elements of the Assassin's Creed's series, with special guest Robert Rath on the Chattycast!

By Steve Watts   //   October 15, 2015 12:00 PM

Chattycast 66: The Retention Contention

The Chattycast talks about how game companies keep players around long-term, with guest co-host Briefcase Man!

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?