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.



#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


#23: E3 Day 0 - Monsters with Flatulence

June 10, 2014 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 47 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome big time Hollywood Director, Dan Trachtenberg to the show to discuss the first day of E3 2014! Microsoft, Sony, EA, and Ubisoft press conferences with surprise announcements, big games, and more! Check back for live episodes every day of E3 this week as the biggest event in gaming continues!


#22: If That Sounds Awesome... Awesome

June 2, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Christopher Livingston, freelance writer for PC Gamer and Rock Paper Shotgun to DLC this week for a giant E3 Hype Train and predictions episode.

First up, in Story of the Week, the guys discuss the pre-E3 leak-nnouncements of Battlefield: Hardline, Mortal Kombat X, Forza Horizon 2, and Homefront: Revolution. Plus, Nintendo is sharing profits with YouTubers and Jack Tretton is anchoring some E3 coverage!

The guys come large with a big E3 Hype Train, predicting their favorite press conference of the show, sleeper hit of the show, specific predictions from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, and even their Game of Show. Will they be right or way, way wrong?

In the Playlist, Christopher reviewed Watch_Dogs for PC Gamer and really liked it. Christian is still loving Wolfenstein, and Jeff has a $12 Steam game that very well could be his Game of the Year. You MUST listen to this one - and play this game!

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#21: Live In The Now!

May 26, 2014 at 4:15PM • 1 hour 43 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome their buddy Garnett Lee back to DLC for the 4th time. Garnett is the host of Garnett on Games and the John + Garnett podcasts. This week, he's talking about the contrast between hype and reality in games, specifically with Watch Dogs being released. Christian is interested in the PS4 being released in China, and Jeff is overwhelmed by the massive number of games released on Steam already in 2014. Plus, the guys ponder Amplitude's intense Kickstarter and the free Wii U game that Nintendo is giving away with every Mario Kart 8.

The E3 Hype Train continues to roll along as Christian asks what percentage of exciting announcements will actually be playable at the show.

In the Playlist, Garnett is almost finished with Last Story on Wii and has some strong feelings about Heroes of the Storm, Christian loves loving Wolfenstein: New Order, and Jeff is interdependently enjoying some independent releases, Super Time Force and Transistor. Plus, pre-E3 thoughts on Evolve and Civ: Beyond Earth.

Tabletop Time has Jeff amped to finally play Marvel Dice Masters, and he's got a lot to say. Plus, Garnett digs Bigger Blacker Cards Against Humanity.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#20: A Snake, a Steak, and a House

May 19, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 51 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome cartoonist and Acquisitions Inc member, Scott Kurtz, of PvP Online and Table Titans fame, to the show this week. He is buzzing about the Wizards of the Coast news, both their announcement of an official release date for D&D Next, and their copyright infringement lawsuit against Cryptozoic Entertainment. Christian is all riled up over the Kinect being de-bundled from the Xbox One, and Jeff is interested in YouTubve reportedly buying Twitch for $1 billion. Plus there is the Halo 5 news, Gold no longer required for Xbox Live streaming services, and more in a very full Story of the Week segment.

The E3 Hype Train continues along apace, as the guys consider the possibility of "megaton" announcements.

In the Playlist, Scott is hooked on Hearthstone, Christian is swinging away on Mario Golf on his new 2DS, and Jeff is loving Mario Kart 8. Plus, the guys introduce Stories of Glories and Tales of Fails.

Tabletop Time has one of the most famous players of D&D on hand, so of course Scott describes exactly what makes playing D&D Next so great.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!