DLC

DLC

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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#63: Affectionados

March 2, 2015 at 5:45PM • 1 hour 50 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome the Creative Director of Halo 5, Tim Longo of 343 Industries to the show this week to discuss Unreal Engine going free to use, Valve Vive VR announcement, Fable Legends going free-to-play, WoW adding a new gold for playtime economy, and more!

In the Playlist, Tim wants to get into Heroes of the Storm, but Jeff is a jerk, Christian loves the whimsy of Kirby's Rainbow Curse, Tim extols the virtues of Never Alone, and Jeff feels like Hand of Fate is made just for him.

For Tabletop Time, Tim played Call of Cthulhu the card game, Christian play Monopoly... yuck, and Jeff played Scoville.


#62: I'm a Steampunk Dude

February 23, 2015 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 47 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome not one, but TWO developers to the show this week, Chris Siegel and Tim Stellmach from OtherSide entertainment, currently revitalizing the legacy of of Ultima Underworld with their Kickstarter project, Underworld Ascendant. They talk about the possibility of a new version of Rock Band on current gen consoles, a correction that The Last Guardian is NOT dead, A Settlers of Catan movie, TwitchCon, and more!

For the Playlist, Jeff and Christian get into it over The Order 1886, Chris and Tim discuss playing games as research for design, as well as Marvel Heroes, Far Cry 4, and Borderlands. Christian talks about getting ahold of a New 3DS.

During Tabletop Time, Tim talks about Sentinels of the Multiverse and Flashpoint: Fire Rescue, Chris talks Cash and Guns, and Jeff joins in for a discussion of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.

All that, plus a new edition of Stories of Glories/Tales of Fails!


#61: That L Word

February 16, 2015 at 5:30PM • 1 hour 44 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Kahlief Adams from the Spawn on Me podcast and the Spawn Point Blog to the show to discuss The Order 1886's short playtime, the final end for The Last Guardian, Peter Molyneaux's hot water, Bethesda's E3 announcements, and more.

In the Playlist, Kahlief has been playing Evolve and Dying Light, Jeff is enamored with Darkest Dungeon and Sunless Sea, and Christian has been rocking Gunman Clive 2 on his 3DS.

For Tabletop Time, Christian tried Splendor, and there is a new Ghostbusters board game coming soon!

All that, plus a new Story of Glory/Tale of Fail!


#60: Ganondorf the Early Years

February 9, 2015 at 6:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Geoff Keighley, the producer of The Game Awards and Bonus Round, to the show this week to discuss making a definitive video game awards show, the DICE Summit, a possible Legend of Zelda live action Netflix series, the Persona 5 trailer, Activision's huge profits, and more.

In the Playlist, Geoff has been playing Evolve and Dying Light, Christian remembers when 2D Mario was innovative in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, and Jeff raves about the whimsy inside of Grow Home.

For Tabletop Time, Jeff and Christian played X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight Games and loved it.


#59: Flippity Dipping Around the Universe

February 2, 2015 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome the CheapyD from Cheapassgamer.com to the show to discuss the closing of joystiq.com, the end of Nintendo Club, the first Tetris Grand Master in the US, Madden 15 nailing the Super Bowl final score, Unreal 4's Paris apartment, new LEGO games, the absence of LAN gaming, and more!

In the Playlist, Christian and Jeff have both been playing Dying Light, and discuss the zombie/parkour game in detail. Also, Christian is back in love with Metroid Prime on his WiiU.

For Tabletop Time, Jeff puts on his cape to play Sentinels of the Multiverse, both on the table and digitally on Steam.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls.

This episode dedicated to the memory of our friend, Andrew Yoon.


#58: Holographic Cat Armor

January 26, 2015 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 34 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Aaron Morales, Art Director and video game writer at Entertainment Weekly, to the show this week to discuss Microsoft's massive HoloLens announcement, Windows 10 integrating Xbox functionality, game streaming to Windows PCs, Bard Tale 4 announced, Guild Wars 2 getting an expansion, Elder Scrolls Online going subscription free, and more!

In the Playlist, Aaron got his hands on the New 3DS XL and Majora's Mask, Chistian is Playstation Nowing his way through Batman Arkham City and Shadow Warrior, and Jeff tries Lords of Xumlia on Steam, and has become the guy he hates in Heroes of the Storm.

For Tabletop Time, Jeff delves into the world of word games with Kerflip.


#57: Commodities!

January 19, 2015 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 45 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Xav De Matos from Joystiq.com back to the show to discuss the announcement of Sid Meier's Starships, a potential reboot for Rock Band, the Nintendo Direct announcements of New 3DS, Mario Party 10, and Splatoon, Blizzard giving statues to 10 year WoW subscribers, how long it will take to get through your Steam library, and more!

In the Playlist, Xav has been loving Elite Dangerous inside Oculus Rift, Christian has been testing Playstation Now, and Jeff digs Talos Principle and the new map in the closed beta of Heroes of the Storm. Plus, Evolve's beta!

Then during Tabletop Time, Xav has been playing Lords of Waterdeep and Formula D, and Jeff introduced Going Going Gone to his family.


#56: The Bloodspicer

January 12, 2015 at 10:00PM • 1 hour 39 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Alex Berg from UCB Theatre, Key & Peele, Reno 911, and more back to the show to discuss Call of Duty in China, no Nintendo in Brazil, 2400 MS-DOS games emulated in your browser, the WGA writing awards for video games, Blizzard's Overwatch trademark troubles, WoW's "Veteran Mode" and more!

For the Playlist, Alex is playing The Swapper and Dragon Age: Inquisition, Christian is playing Far Cry 4, and Jeff describes raiding Highmaul in WoW: Warlords of Draenor.

In Tabletop Time, Alex loves cooperative deduction in Hanabi, and Jeff introduces his wife to Caverna, and his nephew to Monza.


#55: Games of 2015: Bold & Crazy Predictions!

January 5, 2015 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 38 minutes

In this very special episode, Jeff and Christian celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of DLC's debut by looking back and looking forward. They discuss the Playstation Now subscription prices, which were actually the subject of speculation in their very first episode, and some of their predictions from last year.

Then, they look ahead, and pick out some of the most anticipated titles slated for 2015, including No Man's Sky, Legend of Zelda for Wii U, Witcher 3, Evolve, Uncharted 4, The Rise of the Tomb Raider, Star Wars Battlefront, Bloodbourne, Halo 5, and more.

Finally, it is prediction time, as Christian and Jeff make some bold speculation as to what 2015 might have in store for Video Games - and even some downright crazy predictions. Will they be right?

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#54: (Favorite) Game of the Year 2014

December 29, 2014 at 4:00PM • 1 hour 48 minutes

Jeff and Christian are joined by Rob Keyes from Gamerant and Screenrant to review the year that was 2014. They discuss the biggest stories and trends from the year then launch into their personal top 5 lists for the best games of 2014. Don't miss it!