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DLC is your weekly audio tour of the latest in video games and tabletop entertainment. Hosts Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer are joined every week by the best damn gaming experts on the planet as well as YOUR phone calls! Disagree, Like, or Comment by Direct Live Call-in or in the Designated Lobby Chat! It is the gaming show Decided by Listener Contribution. DLC, the Digital Lifestyle Companion for gamers who Don't Like Cynicism.

Hosted by Christian Spicer and Jeff Cannata.


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#33: Losing Friends to MOBAs

July 28, 2014 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 26 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Veronica Belmont to the show to talk about all the big Comic Con news, including the Mako coming back to Mass Effect, a redesign of Batman, the Halo: Nightfall trailer and more. Also, Gamestop customers don't know you can trade in games? A free browser based Catan? Bravely Default sells a million?

In the Playlist, Veronica is loving Tropico 5, Christian level caps the Destiny Beta, and Jeff is doing the Blizzard one-two punch of Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas and Heroes of the Storm Alpha.

In Tabletop Time, Jeff tries to convince Veronica that Monopoly is bad, and brings friends into the hobby with Love Letter and For Sale.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#32: Don't Choke On That Thing

July 21, 2014 at 4:15PM • 1 hour 43 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Ben Silverman from Yahoo! Games to talk about The International DOTA Championships, Microsoft laying off 18,000 and ending the Xbox Entertainment Studios, a new DOOM, the Yogscast Kickstarter debacle, and high-earning MMOs.

In the Playlist, Jeff and Ben have lots to say about the Destiny Beta, while Christian talks Walking Dead season 2. Ben has paid money to enjoy Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015, and Jeff loves the beauty of elegance of Monument Valley on the iPad.

For Tabletop Time, Ben describes his epic quest to acquire 1981's Dark Tower board game, and Jeff finally got to play the 2014 Kennerspiel des Jahres winner, Instanbul - and he is impressed. The segment ends with Ben and Jeff talking about Pathfinder and D&D tabletop RPGs.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls.


#31: Between Pot and Pint

July 14, 2014 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome David Walgrave, Producer on Divinity: Original Sin, to DLC this week to talk about understanding what a game developer does, the EVO 2014 fighting game championships, Raiden joining Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7 announced, Hearthstone: Curse of Naxrammas pricing info, and more.

Then in The Playlist, Jeff goes a little crazy praising Divinity: Original Sin, which he calls one of the best games of ever. Christian tries to manage the slurping, but Jeff loves loving the throwback CRPG in all of its glory. Christian has some memories of Aladdin Genesis that he's revisiting himself, too.

For Tabletop Time, David talks about destroying his friends at Dominion, and Jeff is excited to play the newly announced Spiel des Jahres winners.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls.


#30: Oh, Sweet Shaders!

July 7, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome David Eckelberry, the Game Director of Fable Legends, to the show this week to talk about DnD Next, Cliffy B returning to video game design, Hearthstone tournaments allowing women to play, Giant Bomb's hiring only men, Mario Kart 8 being hacked, Dungeon Kepper being deem NOT free-to-play by the ASA, and more.

In the Playlist, David is enjoying Wolfenstein and Wolf Among Us, but not anything Transformers related, Christian still loves Shovel Knight, and Jeff discusses Civilization Revolution 2, Witcher Battle Arena, and possibly his new love, Divinity: Original Sin.

In Tabletop Time, David has been playing Chaos in the Old World, and Jeff spent the weekend introducing people to Puerto Rico.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls.


#29: I'm The Other Vita Guy!

June 30, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 47 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Ryan O'Donnell from Area 5 to the show this week, to talk about YouTube going 60 FPS, Games Done Quick raising over $700,000 for charity, a new world record speed run for Super Mario Bros, Minecraft's astonishing console sales number, Crytek's possible problems, DOTA International's $10 million prize pool, and more.

In the Playlist, all three guys have been playing Shovel Knight, but on different consoles and with different controllers/ Christian is on a huge retro gaming kick, Ryan is addicted to Titanfall, and Jeff is even more in love with Wildstar.

For Tabletop Time, Jeff addresses the number one question he gets, namely, the best introductory board games for 2 players.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#28: Susan Can Go To Space

June 23, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 27 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Geoff Engelstein to the show this week, for a special Tabletop Time episode! Geoff is the designer of The Ares Project, Space Cadets, and Space Cadets Dice Duel, as well as the host of the Ludology Podcast and Gametech on The Dice Tower. The guys discuss Kickstarter's effect on games, the Steam Summer Sale, and a crazy WoW player who leveled to 90 without ever leaving the starting area.

In Tabletop Time, Geoff discusses Splendor and Lewis & Clark, as well as his own games. The guys talk about The Magic Circle and introducing one new design concept per game.

In the Playlist, Christian is playing DmC: Devil May Cry, Geoff is enjoying Hearthstone and Wolf Among Us, and Jeff has found the love for Wildstar.


#27: You're The Best In Town

June 16, 2014 at 4:45PM • 1 hour 45 minutes

Jeff and Christian are joined by the very first member of the DLC 5-Timers Club, Garnett Lee, from Garnett on Games to work through all of the post-E3 news. First up, it is the Destiny Alpha, which has been making a good first impression all weekend long. Christian is perplexed by the discovery of great graphics setting hidden inside the PC code for Watch_Dogs. And Jeff hopes the fate of the Wii U has been improved by the strong sales of Mario Kart 8. Plus, PS4 side-by-side with PS3 of the GTA V trailer looks really pretty, but what does that mean for graphics on this new generation of consoles?

In the Playlist, Garnett and Christian have been playing tons of Destiny, and have a lot to say about it. Jeff has been playing Wild Star and is trying to find the love. And Christian has some feeling about Battlefield: Hardline.

For Tabletop Time, Jeff wants to highlight the winners of this weekend's Origins Awards, including Numenera, Love Letter, and Trains.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#26: E3 Day 3 - Choo Choo

June 12, 2014 at 11:45PM • 1 hour 44 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Ashley Esqueda, Senior Editor at CNET and host of the uncoming Tomorrow Daily show to help them wrap up a huge week of daily E3 episodes. They discuss The Order 1886, No Man's Sky, Splitoon, Super Smash Bros, Playstation Now, Counterspy, Destiny, Batman: Arkham Knight, Sunset Overdrive, and much much more. Plus, they each name their Games of Show for E3. All that, plus calls from David Nottingham, Anthony Carboni, and YOU.

You can hear all of the complete daily DLC coverage of E3 2014 starting with episode 23.


#25: E3 Day 2 - Now THAT'S a Dongle

June 12, 2014 at 12:30AM • 1 hour 52 minutes

Jeff is without Christian for this, the third DLC Special Edition episode, covering the second official day of the the E3 conference. But fear not! Jeff has a couple of awesome guests host to fill in, complete with their own experiences from the E3 show floor. Jeff Mattas from Weekend Confirmed and the upcoming game, Narcosis, and Matthew Burnside, formerly of the Indoor Kids Podcast help Jeff discuss The Witcher 3, Lords of the Fallen, Splatoon, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Smash Bros, The Division, Batman: Arkham Knight, and more! All that, plus YOUR phone calls!

Don't miss DLC's special live E3 coverage every night this week!


#24: E3 Day 1 - Witcher Voice

June 10, 2014 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 49 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Cory Banks from PC Gamer Magazine to the show for the second live E3 episode of 2014. This, the first official day of the conference, started with Nintendo's big Nintendo Direct announcements, and continued with great games. Jeff and Christian report from their show floor and behind closed doors experiences with Bloodbourne, The Witcher 3, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon, Driveclub, The Crew, Ori, Fable Legends, Far Cry 4, and so many more! Plus a special call in from Xav De Matos of Joystiq.com and YOUR phone calls