January 27, 2014 at 3:45PM •
1 hour 45 minutes
Jeff and Christian welcome Cory Banks, Managing Editor of PC Gamer to DLC this week. In the Story of the Week segment, Cory is intrigued by the news that Microsoft has secured the rights to Gears of War, and brought over the old series producer Rod Fergusson. Christian is more interested in the news that Microsoft paid YouTubers for positive Xbox One mentions, while Jeff is confused about the need for Candy Crush Saga to trademark the word "candy".
The guys talk PC gaming with Hearthstone, Might and Magic Legacy X, Day Z, and the idea of early access, and ask whether "finishable games" are on the way out?
Then it is Tabletop Time with a question about Dungeons and Dragons style games that don't require a large group. Jeff has many suggestions.
All that, plus your calls on this week's DLC!
January 20, 2014 at 3:45PM •
1 hour 35 minutes
Jeff and Christian welcome video game industry veteran John Davison from First for Gamers to DLC, and kick things off with a spirited discussion on the state of Nintendo in the wake of their disappointing sales forecast for the WiiU. Even better, Garnett Lee from Shacknews and Weekend Confirmed joins in on the debate, as the guys ask what would make you want to buy a WiiU.
Christian thinks the delay of the Batman vs Superman film is a positive thing, while Jeff ponders a potential Superman video game. And Michael Myers in Call of Duty? The guys talk about the new mode and the idea of IP mashups. Then, in light of Hollywood award season, the guys imagine what might make for a great video game awards show. Finally, it is Tabletop Time! John has just gotten on board with the fantastic roll-and-move game, Formula D from Asmodee, while Jeff is still in love with the Brewster's Millions game, Last Will from Rio Grande Games. All that, plus your phone calls!
January 13, 2014 at 4:00PM •
1 hour 44 minutes
Jeff and Christian are joined by Anthony Carboni from Rev3Games, who has some harsh words about the announcement of an offline single player mode for SimCity in Story of the Week. For some reason, Christian thinks a few tweets about Ridley Scott and a Halo movie is the big news, while Jeff is more interested in Sony's 14 for 14 sale and the Awesome Games Done Quick guys raising $1 million for charity. Anthony hips the guys to the arrival of the new Indie title. Nidhogg, and OlliOlli has everyone reminiscing about extreme sports games. Then, Jeff's got one of his very favorite board games to suggest for tabletop time in Power Grid. All that, plus your phone calls!
January 8, 2014 at 5:00PM •
1 hour 39 minutes
Jeff and Christian kick off the very first episode of DLC with a discussion of the Story of the Week. Christian thinks that the high sales numbers for both the PS4 and Xbox One are the biggest story, while Jeff is focused on CES, with the reveal of the Steam Machines, and the new prototype of the Oculus Rift topping his list.
They also discuss the new Alien game announced by Sega, and the Playstation Now steaming service. Jeff introduces a What If for what Halflife 3 could be and Christian imagines a world without Nintendo hardware. Then it is tabletop time, as Jeff recommends some digital board games, and gives his tabletop pick of the week with Gauntlet of Fools. All that, plus tons of live call in and a surprise guest! DLC's first episode kickoff show!