Episode 15: “Absolute Absurdity” with Logan Moore

It is that magical time in the Summer where Max Roberts and Logan Moore get together to predict E3/Summer Games Fest.

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Welcome

The Other Podcast – Chapter Select

E3 is Dead, Long Live E3

PlayStation Predictions

E3 2022 – Xbox Predictions

  • Logan’s Xbox Predictions
    1. Starfield gets a trailer at Summer Games Fest then gameplay at Xbox showcase with no new date.
    2. Jedi Survivor gameplay is revealed.
    3. A Fable trailer with gameplay premieres.
    4. Wolfenstein 3 is officially announced and revealed.
    5. Three new first party games are announced.
  • Max’s Xbox Predictions
    1. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is shown on Xbox’s stage.
    2. A Banjo-Kazooie game is announced.
    3. A Game Pass streaming stick device is revealed.
    4. The Indiana Jones game is shown off.
    5. The Last Night reemerges.

E3 2022 – PlayStation Predictions

  • Logan’s PlayStation Predictions
    1. God of War: Ragnaök gets September 2022 launch date announced before June ends.
    2. The Last of Us Remake confirmed and Factions will be packaged with it. The game won’t be announced until September.
    3. A new Sly Cooper game is announced. It is a reboot.
    4. A new Infamous game featuring Cole is revealed.
    5. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is shown on PlayStation’s stage.
  • Max’s PlayStation Predictions
    1. Half-Life Alyx is coming to PS VR2.
    2. A major title gets a day and date launch on PC.
    3. Insomniac announces a PS VR2 game.
    4. Death Stranding 2 gets a whacky Kojima trailer.
    5. Sony announces local PS3 emulation on PS5.

E3 2022 – Nintendo Predictions

  • Logan’s Nintendo Predictions
    1. The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay shown off, but still no official title.
    2. Bayonetta 3 is delayed to 2023.
    3. Shigeru Miyamoto reveals the first trailer for the Super Mario movie.
    4. A new Donkey Kong game finally revealed.
    5. Metroid Prime 4 is still nowhere to be found.
  • Max’s Nintendo Predictions
    1. Bayonetta 3 release date revealed: It is October 28, 2022.
    2. The next DLC pack for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is out “today!”
    3. Game Boy games/systems are announced for NSO.
    4. Hollow Knight: Silk Song actually shows up.
    5. Metroid Prime 4 gets a trailer.

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Episode 14: I Have It In My Contract to Write About Survivor with Ricky Frech

Ricky Frech teaches Max about the wide world of sports video games and Survivor. Then the two compare their guide writing practices before swapping worst wiki experiences.

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DoubleXP Rebrand

How Guides Have Changed

The Toughest Guides

GameFAQs

Ricky Teaches Max about Sports Games

Survivor

Wrap-Up


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Episode 13: Go Back to Daddy Microsoft with Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese joins the show to help digest the beefy $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. We also chat about Tomas’s new job at DigitalTrends and discuss Hollywood tapping into the well of video game IP.

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The Halo Trailer

Tomas’s New Job at DigitalTrends

Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard

The IP and Game Pass

Wrap-Up


Max Frequency

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Episode 12: Twitter Tea Leaves with Peter Spezia

Peter Spezia returns to the show to run through the September 2021 Nintendo Direct. Next month is jam-packed with releases, more Directs, and a new tier of Nintendo Switch Online. The fifth year of the Nintendo Switch is also shaping up to be one of its busiest and best. And of course, Seth Rogen is Donkey Kong.

The Direct’s Opening

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

The Next Stretch

Nintendo Switch Online – N64 and Genesis

“Mario” Film Cast

Episode 11: A 1,000 Labels Falling onto the Floor with Philip Summers

Philip Summers from Hand-Drawn Game Guides joins the show to talk about his first and wildly successful Kickstarter. From Ninja Gaiden to Metroid, we chat about his approach to writing a guide, as well as drawing them! We also celebrate the return of Metroid during the series’ 35th anniversary.

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Behind the Pixel – Peer Schneider Shares a Look Inside IGN

Part of creating The Max Frequency Podcast was to restore all the episodes of Behind the Pixel, an interview show I did in 2017 for seven episodes. These will be mixed into this feed so that the show can live on podcast services once more. Below are the original show notes, with some light editing. I hope you enjoy.

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Co-founder of IGN, Peer Schneider sits down with Max Roberts to offer a look inside the world’s largest gaming website—IGN. Peer shares about bringing video games back on TV, reacting and responding to the audience, and how to keep reporting entertainment and gaming news fresh over the course of 20 years. With 156 million monthly users across 12 platforms, IGN is a massive machine. Join us for a peek at the parts the make it all work and the community that fuels it.

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“If you frequent websites and YouTube channels and Twitch streams and you like something, say so. You do not understand how important it is to laud people for a job well done. And usually, we have this reaction where we want to say ‘That was awesome’ and step away. You can’t do that. Just like when you are angry—so important to give feedback when you are angry or when you disagree, very important to give that feedback—but remember to do it when you like something.”

— Peer Schneider on Action and Reaction with Peer Schneider: Pockets Full of Soup Ep. 48.

This episode was recorded on July 26, 2017.

Behind the Pixel – Danny O’Dwyer’s Journey to Making Video Game Documentaries

Part of creating The Max Frequency Podcast was to restore all the episodes of Behind the Pixel, an interview show I did in 2017 for seven episodes. These will be mixed into this feed so that the show can live on podcast services once more. Below are the original show notes, with some light editing. I hope you enjoy.
 

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Episode 10: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year with Jerrad Wyche

Jerrad Wyche celebrates the most wonderful time of the year with me. We chat about E3’s return in 2021 with a focus on Nintendo and Xbox. Metroid lives and Starfield has a release date before Halo Infinite. Like I said, it is the most wonderful time of the year.

Welcome

Overall E3 2021 Impressions

Ubisoft’s Avatar and Star Wars

Death Stranding Director’s Cut

The Sequel to Breath of the Wild

  • Note: I did remember that Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks used the same assets, as well as A Link Between Worlds and Triforce Heroes. This is the first time for a major 3D Zelda release though, since Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask.

Metroid Dread

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope

Starfield

Somerville

Wrap-Up

Episode 9: My Sweet, Sweet Baby Nintendo with Logan Moore

Logan Moore reunites with Max Roberts for the time-honored tradition of predicting E3. Before that, they chat about Logan’s new job at Comicbook.com and just why he loves the Dark Souls game so much.

Welcome

Chapter Select

Working in Video Game Journalism

What’s the Deal with Dark Souls?

Cross-Generational PlayStation Games

E3 2021 – PlayStation Predictions

  • Logan’s PlayStation Predictions
    • Spider-Man 2 is Revealed, Black Suit Spidey confirmed
    • BioShock 4 is revealed for the first time, no gameplay shown but the trailer reveals the location at the least
    • Half-Life: Alyx is announced for PSVR 2
    • Ghost of Tsushima 2 confirmed to be in development but it’s very, very far away
    • Konami IP appears, coming to PlayStation as an exclusive
  • Max’s PlayStation E3 Predictions
    • Sunset Overdrive comes to PS5
    • A mascot character returns
    • No new Horizon Forbidden West footage
    • Metal Gear Solid / Snake is in the showcase
    • Final Fantasy XVI gameplay and date

E3 2021 – Xbox Predictions

  • Logan’s Xbox Predictions
    • Halo Infinite multiplayer will be primarily highlighted, alpha/beta date revealed
    • A new Banjo game will finally be announced, being worked on by second party company
    • Battlefield 6 announced to release on Game Pass at launch
    • Wolfenstein 3 is teased, logo shown and that’s it 
    • Psychonauts 2 release date set for August 20th
  • Max’s Xbox E3 Predictions
    • Halo Infinite Beta – Today
    • Starfield only gets a trailer. No gameplay
    • Perfect Dark gameplay and release window announced
    • Bethesda shows off Indiana Jones gameplay
    • Microsoft announces an exclusive from a prominent Japanese developer

E3 2021 – Nintendo Predictions

  • Logan’s Nintendo Predictions
    • Switch Pro isn’t appearing at E3, at least not as a reveal
    • Breath of the Wild sequel will be shown but no release window given
    • Two Smash characters will be announced; Waluigi and Master Chief
    • New Metroid game is announced and Nintendo also comments on Metroid Prime 4’s development.
    • Bayonetta 3 is absolutely showing up
  • Max’s Nintendo Predictions
    • Breath of the Wild sequel shown off with no date
    • Doug Bowser and Bowser, The Koopa King appear on screen together
    • Mario Kart 9 is announced. Holiday 2021
    • New Metroid games do not make an appearance in the Direct
    • The GameCube makes an appearance.
    • 3D Donkey Kong returns

Episode 8: Announcing Chapter Select – A Seasonal Podcast with Logan Moore

Chapter Select is a season-based podcast. Myself and Logan Moore pick a series each season and play all its entries alongside guests. The twist is we play the first game and then the most recent game, bouncing back and forth until we meet in the middle; allowing us to explore a franchise’s design, legacy, and evolution.

Chapter Select

Episode 7: A Literal Golden Mine with Alex O’Neill

No fancy interview this time, Alex O’Neill joins the show to assess how the new consoles are going and share his disappointments in The Last of Us Part II. Plus, we chat about why 100 hours in Persona doesn’t actually feel like 100 hours.

Welcome

PAX 2019

Hosting Kinda Funny Games Daily

The Status of Next Gen / Current Gen

Alex’s Take on The Last of Us Part II

Wrap-Up

Behind the Pixel – Alex O’Neill – How He Created His Own Gaming Site and Podcast

Part of creating The Max Frequency Podcast was to restore all the episodes of Behind the Pixel, an interview show I did in 2017 for seven episodes. These will be mixed into this feed so that the show can live on podcast services once more. Below are the original show notes, with some light editing. I hope you enjoy.
 

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