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DLC #396: SnowBikeMike: Metroid Dread, Breath of the Wild 2, WarioWare, Nintendo Direct, Everwild, Xbox Design Lab, Chivalry 2, Roguebook, Sable, Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart, OlliOlli World, Dodgeball Academia

June 21, 2021 at 12:00AM • 1 hour 46 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Snow Bike Mike from Kinda Funny Xcast to the show this week to discuss the Nintendo Direct info with Metroid Dread, Breath of the Wild 2, and more! Plus, Xbox Design Lab and Rare's big reboot.

The Playlist: Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart, Chivalry 2, Tunic (demo); Sable (demo); OlliOill World (demo); Stern Star Wars Pro Pinball Roguebook, Summer Next Fest demos: Dodgeball Academia, Mechajammer

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


5by5 at the Movies #141: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 141 - "The Return Of Randy Quaid"

June 16, 2021 at 7:00PM • 48 minutes

This week is another slim pickin' news week but the boys pull it off! So many good entries for the "WHY THE FUCK DO WE NEED THIS" file, but there can be only one. PLUS MORE!

Venmo: @KeithRuckus

Hosted by: Keith Ruckus

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Back to Work #535: Long-Term Play Value

June 15, 2021 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

DISCUSSED: Dan finally gets more three-six-five, and Merlin gets extremely deep in the stack. Also, just a little more calendar talk, including a model for deciding where something goes.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #395: E3 2021 - Starfield, Elden Ring, Guardians of the Galaxy, Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, Redfall, Mario + Rabids Sparks of Hope, Avatar, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Xbox, Bethesda, Microsoft, Ubisoft, Summer of Games

June 14, 2021 at 12:00AM • 2 hours 5 minutes

E3 2021 is all-virtual, but it doesn't stop Jeff and Christian from their usual E3 Spectacular episode! Guest Anthony Taormina from Gamerant joins in to run down everything that happened in the Summer of Games and E3 through Suinday, including Elden Ring, Starfield, Guardians of the Galaxy, and so much more!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


Road Work #224: Tiny Little Awful Tracks

June 10, 2021 at 2:30PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

The running board of the Internet.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


5by5 at the Movies #140: 5by5 At The Movies - Episode 140 - "It Was Probably Janice"

June 9, 2021 at 8:00PM • 1 hour 2 minutes

This week the boys lay it on thick with vulgarity, opinions, and perfectly accurate Canadian accents. Plus all the news you love about the industry! Keith reviews "Cruella" and the first 8 minutes of "In The Heights". And a WHOLE. LOT. MORE.

Venmo: @KeithRuckus

Hosted by: Keith Ruckus

Co-host: Dan Richardson

Hosted by Keith Ruckus.


Road Work #223: Patterns in a Fractal Universe

June 9, 2021 at 11:15AM • 1 hour 14 minutes

To have you here by me.

Hosted by John Roderick & Dan Benjamin.


Back to Work #534: Manga and Others

June 8, 2021 at 7:00PM • 1 hour 55 minutes

DISCUSSED: Merlin runs into some problems reporting live from the show floor; is social media making us as happy as we'd like to think?; thoughts on pro wrestlers and the films of John Carpenter; finding the triggers for action that you didn't know you needed; recommendations for videos and Firefox extensions; why we use the web browsers that we use; your hosts dive into their favorite announcements coming out of WWDC; how exactly do you decide where something should go?; Dan reveals he has become the third kind of calendar person; exploring the ineffable (but indisputably real) value of finding technologies and experiences that you actually enjoy; and, finally, Merlin shares a novel misunderstanding with a voice dingus.

Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.


DLC #394: Kahlief Adams: E3 2021 predictions, God of War Ragnarok, Nvidia 3080 Ti, Ratchet and Clank, Knockout City, Blood Bowl 3, xCloud, Aerial Knight's Never Yield

June 7, 2021 at 12:00AM • 1 hour 45 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Kahlief Adams from Spawn On Me back to the show this week to look ahead to next weel's vitual E3 and Summer of Games events, and talk about God of War Ragnarok coming to PS4, new cards from Nvidia, Ratchet and Clank's day one patch, and more!

The Playlist: Virtual Fighter Ultimate Showdown, Knockout City, Aerial Knight’s Never Yield, Forza Horizon 4; Halo Combat Evolved, Blood Bowl 3

Parting Gifts!

Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.


The Critical Path #265: Helium

June 4, 2021 at 6:00PM • 55 minutes

In this special episode, Horace is joined by Oliver Bruce and Amir Haleem, CEO of Helium.

Hosted by Horace Dediu, Anders Brownworth, and Judd Rubin.