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.



#18: A Blurry Pic of You

May 5, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 43 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Carlos Rodela from the Video Game Break Show to DLC this week. His Story of the Week pick has Nintendo changing their strategy for E3 and beyond. Meanwhile, Christian is intrigued by leaks, leaks, leaks, including the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfighter leak-turned-announcement and From Software's Project Beast leak-stayed-leak. The guys debate the merits of Call of Duty's new direction, and the use of Twitter for personal comments in light of Turtle Rock's community manager being fired. Jeff's excited for a potential re-release of the No One Lives Forever franchise, and a new version of Amplitude, and curious about Neversoft merging with Infinity Ward.

Then in the Playlist, Carlos is playinh a weird Steam game called Anventure Manager, Christian is back into racing games, and Jeff loves Dark Souls 2, even solo. Also, do you want to talk to your video games?

Then it is Tabletop Time and Carlos has fond memories for Avalon Hill and Car Wars. Jeff discusses his experience playing one of the biggest releases (in more ways than one) from 2013, Terra Mystica.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#17: I Went On a Digital Trip

April 28, 2014 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 42 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Andrea Rene to the show from the Escapist. In Story of the Week, Andrea is excited about all of the new hands-on information about Bungie's upcoming Destiny, while Christian debates the merits of Major League Gaming being included in the next X-Games in Austin. Jeff is excited about the excavation of the legendary E.T. cartridges in the desert, and the fact that Microsoft's Xbox Originals initiative seems to have a lot of exciting programming coming soon. Also, Twitch is more popular that ESPN and WWE?

In the Playlist, Andrea has some issues with Infamous: Second Son, but tons of fun with Lego: The Hobbit, Christian is still loving Hearthstone, and Jeff discovered the joy in... wait for it... Dark Souls 2!

Tabletop Time has Andrea buying King of Tokyo and Jeff trying Coal Baron.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#16: Mel Brook's MMO: The Movie

April 21, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 36 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Michael Fox from the Little Metal Dog Show and Sprocket Games to DLC for a very Tabletop Time episode!

Michael is excited about the Origins Awards nominees and has played nearly all of the games. He gives a rundown of what to be excited about. Then the guys reminisce about the Gameboy as a way to celebrate its birthday, before Christian lays into the NPD numbers for March. Console War ignite! News that Nintendo turned down exclusivity for Skylanders is discussed, as well as the recent departure of Marty O'Donnell from Bungie and Nate Wells from Naughty Dog. Jeff is excited about video game developers creating cards for the new Magic the Gathering 2015 Core Set, and the games recently announced as MENSA's favorites for 2014.

In the Playlist, everyone is playing Hearthstone on the iPad, Michael is still loving Dark Souls 2, and Jeff cannot get enough of Elder Scrolls Online, even if he can see its weaknesses.

Then, in Tabletop Time, Michael loves the civ game, Nations, as well as his own publishing effort, Of Mice and Lemmings. He and Jeff then both rave about Caverna and Big Foot.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls.


#15: There Are No Awkward Places

April 14, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 37 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Emily V Gordon from Nerdist's Indoor Kids podcast to the show this week. She is excited about Sir Richard Attenborough making a new documentary for the Oculus Rift, as well as the new DLC announced for Titan Fall. Christian is surprised by the release dates for Super Smash Bros on the WiiU and 3DS, as well as Peter Molyneux calling the Kinect a "joke". Meanwhile, Jeff is still in Boston for PAX East, and he is buzzing about his participation in Firaxis' announcement of Civ: Beyond Earth, and Blizzard's announcement of Curse of Naxxramas for Hearthstone. Everybody was excited to see 14 minutes of Chris Robert's Star Citizen on display at the show.

In the Playlist, Emily is playing Titanfall and South Park: Stick of Truth, as well as Don't Starve, Christian is playing Zen Pinball, and Jeff has a ton of PAX East games to report on, including Evolve, Wildstar, Love in a Dangerous Spacetime, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and Below.

Then it is Tabletop Time, and Jeff played some awesome games at PAX East, including Mobile Frame Zero, Myth, and Cipher Ops.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#14: Cosplay vs. Cosplay

April 7, 2014 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 40 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Canada's own Victor Lucas from EPN.tv to the show to discuss Stories of the Week, including Amazon's Fire TV announcement, the Game_Jam reality TV debacle, Amy Hennig joining Visceral Games, Microsoft making a new sci-fi show for Xbox, Borderlands' new Pre-Sequel, and Adam Sessler leaving games journalism.

Then, in the Playlist, Vic has been playing Luftrausers, inFamous Second Son, Titanfall, and NBA 2K14, while Jeff is completely addicted to Elder Scrolls Online and Christian has gotten back into Forza.

March Madness comes to its thrilling conclusion as the final matchup pits Super Mario 64 against Portal!

And in Tabletop Time, Jeff and Christian recount their experience playing Last Will on International Tabletop Day, and Jeff finally gets his hands on Caverna!

All that, plus YOUR phone calls.


#13: Oculus Puppies

March 31, 2014 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 35 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome their first International guest, Guy Cocker, from Wired UK. The Story of the Week centers around Facebook's buyout of Oculus Rift, and the guys debate all sides of the news, plus Microsoft's purchase of AR tech and Nintendo's continued investment into health monitoring hardware. Christian thinks Phil Spector becoming the head of Xbox is a good thing for games, while Guy has his own optimism about UK tax breaks for video game companies. Meanwhile, Jeff loves the way Titanfall is dealing with cheaters on the PC.

In the Playlist, Guy has been revisiting excellent PC games from the last couple of years that he missed, while Christian continues to get the most out of inFamous: Second Son. Jeff is renewing his addiction to Diablo 3 with Reaper of Souls, and just starting to play Elder Scrolls Online.

March Madness hits its Final Four, with Super Mario 64 taking on Half-Life 2 and Last of Us squaring off against Portal.

Then Tabletop Time gets you ready for International Tabletop day with a discussion of great co-op games that can overcome Christian's competition qualms from last week. Space Cadets, Pandemic, and Flashpoint: Fire Rescue are discussed.

All that, plus your phone calls!


#12: A Truck Full of Brink

March 24, 2014 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 51 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome back Garnett Lee from Garnett on Games to the show to talk about GDC, inFamous, Titan Fall, and much much more. Garnett has hands on with the new Sony Project Morpheus VR headset, as well as Hack and Slash, eye tracking technology, and more! Jeff is excited about the Unreal and Crytek engines being affordable for indie developers, announcements of the new Assassin's Creed and Far Cry franchises, and the comic book Powers coming to Playstation Network as a TV series.

Christian just wants to talk about games! And games there are! Christian defends the brevity of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, Garnett digs Tearaway and is uncertain about the staying power of Titan Fall, and Jeff is hooked by Diablo 3 2.0 and inFamous.

Then it is the Elite Eight round of March Madness, and the guys are reeling from last week's Tetris-gate. But the decisions are any easier this time! Your votes and calls help determine which games progress into the Final Four.

And Tabletop Time debuts a new jingle, with Christian discussing his experience playing Wits & Wagers.


#11: Against the Will of the People

March 17, 2014 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 44 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Jeff's old TRS co-host and big time Hollywood movie director, Dan Trachtenberg to DLC this week. Dan kicks Story of the Week off with the announcement of a reboot for the classic arcade game, Gauntlet. Christian is still on the Twitch news bandwagon, arguing that the first mobile game with Twitch streaming integration is a game changer. Jeff cheats by bringing up several stories for SotW, including PS4's price hike in Canada, the producer of the Castlevania series leaving a 20 year long post at Konami, Valiant Comics characters getting tabletop games, Bruno Cathala teaming with Days of Wonder, and most of all, evidence of gravitational waves from the Big Bang being found!

Then, March Madness hits the Sweet 16 round, with some incredibly hard matchups, that have Dan, Christian, and Jeff disagreeing with each other and the audience!

Plus, in Tabletop Time, Jeff and Dan discuss their love of Dungeons and Dragons, and what makes for a good pen and paper RPG.

All that, plus your phone calls!


#10: Jeff Calls In

March 11, 2014 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 38 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Scott Johnson of Frogpants Studios, the podcaster and cartoonist responsible for the comic strip, Extralife, to DLC this week. They start with a big week of news, including big name departures from Sony and Naughty Dog, the new Batman: Arkham Knight debut trailer, and Last of Us as a live action movie.

Scott has great things to say about the new 2.0 patch for Diablo 3, and Christian is back in Killzone Shadow Fall.

Then it is week 2 of March Madness, with some epic match ups decided by your votes and phone calls!


#9: On to the Next Person

March 3, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Phil Kollar from Polygon.com to the show this week. They kick off with Story of the Week, which Phil thinks should be the triumph of Twitch Plays Pokemon finishing Pokemon Red and moving on Pokemon Crystal. Christian thinks that Nintendo shutting down their Wii and DS online servers is the most important story of the week, while Jeff suggests that it is the announcement of Twitch streaming being added to the Xbox One. They also imagine what a Minecraft movie might be, as well as whether a remastered Mass Effect trilogy would be a good thing for the new consoles.

Phil gives his impressions of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and Bravely Default, and Christian has been enjoying Thief 4 on PS4.

Then it is time for the first round of March Madness, as the guys tackle the Cannata Division of the bracket with the help of your live calls and votes. Some intense match-ups and a few underdog winners may surprise you.

Finally, it is Tabletop Time, and Jeff recommends the storytelling game, Tales of the Arabian Nights as an interesting alternative to competitive board games.