Chapter Select: Season 4, Episode 7 – Furious 7

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You thought this was going to be a street podcast? Max Roberts, Logan Moore, and Chapter Select alum Ricky Frech see if cars can fly and if hearts can soar in the biggest Fast & Furious film to date. Does Universal’s formula for family fizzle out or can the crew continue to top themselves?

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Furious 7

Rotten Tomatoes – 81% critic and 82% viewers


This episode was originally recorded on September 22, 2022.

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Chapter Select: Season 4, Episode 6 – The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

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Let’s go back to 2006…or are we in 2014? The gaijin Max Roberts and Logan Moore are joined by Yakuza member Michael Ruiz to examine how small stakes feel in a post-Fast & Furious 6 world. Has the Tokyo crew drifted into our hearts or are they better off forgotten?

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Rotten Tomatoes – 38% critic and 69% viewers


This episode was originally recorded on September 9, 2022.

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Chapter Select: Season 4, Episode 5 – Fast & Furious 6

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Listen up! We’re heading to London baby! Max Roberts, Logan Moore, and wrestling move expert Mario Rivera hit the street to find out if ghosts are real as the Fast Family goes out to save one of their own. Does Justin Lin land the finale of his trilogy or does he run out of runway?

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Fast & Furious 6

Rotten Tomatoes – 71% critic and 84% viewers


This episode was originally recorded on September 5, 2022.

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Chapter Select: Season 4, Episode 4 – Fast Five

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It is time to assemble the team. Two precision podcasters – Max Roberts and Logan Moore – don’t crack under the pressure of discussing this transformative film. Can the Fast Family pull off the greatest heist of all and become a billion dollar franchise?

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Fast Five

Rotten Tomatoes – 78% critic and 83% viewers


This episode was originally recorded on August 30, 2022.

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Chapter Select: Season 4, Episode 3 – Fast & Furious

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New episode. Original Hosts. It is 2009 and The Fast and the Furious franchise hits the reboot button and shoots for the action-packed stars. Max Roberts and Logan Moore take a trip to Mexico to figure out how the series went from street racers to superheroes.

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Fast & Furious

Rotten Tomatoes – 28% critic and 67% viewers


This episode was originally recorded on August 4, 2022.

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Chapter Select: Season 4, Episode 2 – 2 Fast 2 Furious

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It is time to hit the streets of Miami and meet the East Coast members of the Family. Max and Logan dive into a world of undercover agents, night life, and neon to find out if this sequel sinks or swims.

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2 Fast 2 Furious

Rotten Tomatoes – 36% critic and 50% viewers


This episode was originally recorded on July 30, 2022.

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Chapter Select: Season 4, Episode 1 – The Fast and the Furious

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It all started with a couple tuna fish sandwiches and some stolen DVD players. In this movie packed with twists and turns (and not just on the streets), Max and Logan explore the origins of this mega blockbuster franchise. Do street races, crime, and Sunday barbecue still win the race or are some movies better off left in the dust?

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The Fast and the Furious

Rotten Tomatoes – 54% critic and 74% viewers


This episode was originally recorded on July 23, 2022.

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Chapter Select Season 4 is The Fast and the Furious

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Welcome to Chapter Select Season Four!

Chapter Select Season 4 will be The Fast and the Furious. Logan has never been a part of the Fast Family, while Max has been riding with the crew since the Miami days. Grab a Corona, order up a tuna fish sandwich, and buckle up as we explore this legendary series.

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As for this season’s slate of episodes, we are mixing up our usual formula. We are going to watch the series in chronological order. This is the order we have for Season 4:

Watching these movies with Logan has been something I’ve wanted to do for years. When I began working on what would become Chapter Select, I knew I wanted other forms of media to be explored. Movies were an obvious realm to explore—they were even apart of the concept art for the show. Tackling Fast & Furious now is also allowing us to produce a bigger and better Season 5 focusing on Resident Evil.

The art for this season felt like the opposite of last season. The idea came to me early on in the concept stage. Hot Wheels and Fast & Furious are a match made in marketing heaven. The only barrier was the cost, but that wall fell down fairly quickly when I realized how much I loved the idea. I’ll definitely be sharing the behind-the-scenes for the whole creative process in this season’s Looking Back post at the end.

Everyone buckle up for Season 4: The Fast and the Furious! The first episode will be launching next Wednesday – August 24, 2022 – with new episodes following in a fortnightly manner. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts! 

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Chapter Select: Season 3, Episode 5 – Conker’s Bad Fur Day

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Banjo and Kazooie weren’t the only 3D platformer mascots Rare created for the Nintendo 64. Often lauded as one of the console’s best, Max Roberts and Logan Moore decided to both play Conker’s Bad Fur Day for the very first time. Was Rare firing on all cylinders in the late 90s or is Conker actually a great and mighty pile of poo?

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Conker’s Bad Fur Day

  • Developer – Rare
  • Platform – Nintendo 64 (Xbox)
  • Release Date – March 5, 2001 (June 21, 2005 for Xbox)
  • Game Director – Chris Seavor
  • Producer – ?
  • Composer – Robin Beanland

Metacritic – 92/100 (78/100 for Xbox)


This episode was originally recorded on July 9, 2022.

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Chapter Select: Season 2, Episode 8 – God of War: Ragnarök Predictions

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The hype for God of War: Ragnarök is immense. With the release date officially announced for November 9, 2022, we have decided to share this special episode from the Season 2 – God of War archives. Fresh off beating the 2018 game for the season, Max and Logan dive into their predictions and theories for the sequel. Originally recorded in December 2021, we hope you enjoy this time capsule of speculation and excitement for Ragnarök.

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God of War: Ragnarök

  • Developer – Sony Santa Monica Studio
  • Platform – PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
  • Release Date – November 9, 2022

This episode was originally recorded on December 20, 2021.

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Announcing Chapter Select Seasons 4 and 5

There’s a first time for everything, right? I wanted to experiment with announcing the season topic well in advance for Season 4. As we ironed out the next few seasons, we ended up with a pairing in Season 4 and 5 that compliment each other quite well. So why not announce them both at the same time?

Season 4 is The Fast & The Furious

Yes. We are branching outside of video games. That’s actually been a goal from the show’s inception. And the first film series I wanted to do it with was The Fast & The Furious.

Logan has never seen these movies, outside of the first one, which he watched for the first time last year. I have been watching them since my aunt rented 2 Fast 2 Furious from Blockbuster in 2003. I have always wanted to share these movies with Logan. It’s going to be great.

I wanted the season to be a true bouncing back and forth, but Logan wasn’t into the idea of narrative whiplash.1 Instead, we are watching the movies in chronological order. Logan is very curious why Tokyo Drift is the fifth movie in this order.

We have three guests lined up for the season so far, but would love more. If you are interested, shoot me a message on Twitter.

The beauty besides Logan’s introduction to the Fast Family is the time commitment. Movies are (generally) much shorter than games. According to reddit, the total runtime of the entire franchise is just over 21 hours. That’s the length of one Paper Mario game. Saving all this time is allowing us to work on an ambitious, longer Season 5 for you all in the front half of 2023.

Season 5 is Resident Evil

It feels like there is no better time to make a season on Resident Evil than right now. RE4 Remake is out in March 2023, three games just got next-gen patches for free, Resident Evil Village is getting a third-person mode and DLC in October 2022. We are in a golden age for the franchise.

Logan has been a fan since playing them on GameCube. My introduction to the series didn’t happen until Resident Evil VII in VR. I’ve played others in chunks or in whacky orders. Speaking of which…

This season’s order is also not a traditional bouncing back and forth. Logan and I cooked up a special order given his knowledge of the lore and the versions we anticipate on playing.

  • Resident Evil (Based off 2002 GameCube remake)
  • Resident Evil VII: Biohazard (2017)
  • Resident Evil 0 (2002)
  • Resident Evil 2 Remake (2019)
  • Resident Evil 4 (2004)
  • Resident Evil 3 Remake (2020)
  • Resident Evil: Code Veronica (2000, PS2 Version)
  • Resident Evil Village (2021)
  • Resident Evil 5 (2009)
  • Resident Evil 6 (2012)
  • Resident Evil 4 Remake (2023)

I included the years of release to help paint the picture we want to present. We are bouncing back and forth through the years, versions, and remakes. We paired RE1 and RE7 for their similarities, according to Logan. We then have this Raccoon City chunk with RE0 through RE3R. Then its the modern-ish era of Resident Evil to round out the season. Placing the remakes throughout with the modern PS4/Xbox re-releases of the older games should give us interesting discussion with controls, design, etc.


We don’t have premiere dates locked in on the calendar yet. When these seasons are ready to premiere, you’ll find trailers in the podcast feed and posts here at Max Frequency. If you are interested in playing (or watching!) one of these titles with us for an episode, send me a message on Twitter and we can try to make it work.

Our best work is ahead of us and I cannot wait to share it with you all.


1. I think there are some interesting pairings when bouncing back and forth.

Behind the Scenes of Chapter Select Season 3 – Banjo-Kazooie

It is time to pack away your backpack and order a large pizza to get fat and lazy because the Banjo-Kazooie season of Chapter Select is done! We just barely got one season done within the first six months of the year. It wasn’t my plan to cut it that close, but we have been busy with other seasons of the show. 👀 I know I have said it in both previous Looking Back posts, but Chapter Select remains to be my creative highlight. I suspect it will continue to be for years to come.

Season 3 – Banjo-Kazooie was our toughest season yet. There were creative hurdles. The show’s structure was tested. As is now tradition, I want to take time to pull back the curtain on the production of the show. I’ve got more data, insight, and pre-production assets than ever before. I think a lot of this was bore out of the challenges we faced this go around. I also think it has led to a better product – both this season and in future ones.

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Chapter Select: Season 3, Episode 4 – Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge

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It’s time for Banjo and Kazooie to make their debut on the go! Max Roberts and Logan Moore wrap up Season Three-ie of Chapter Select with the portable (and mobile) debut of the legendary duo. Is this entry worthy of the name or would it be better to time travel back and forget Grunty’s Revenge?

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Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty’s Revenge

  • Developer – Rare
  • Platform – Game Boy Advance and Mobile
  • Release Date – September 12, 2003 ( June 2005 for Mobile)
  • Game Director – ?
  • Producer – Philip Holt (THQ)
  • Composer – Jamie Hughes

Metacritic – 72/100


This episode was originally recorded on June 14, 2022.

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Chapter Select: Season 3, Episode 3 – Banjo-Tooie

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Has there ever been a more perfect name for a sequel? Max Roberts, Logan Moore, and special guest Brian Henken explore the Isle o’ Hags to see if Banjo-Tooie is more than just a clever name. Is it possible to have too much of a good thing?

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Banjo-Tooie

  • Developer – Rare
  • Platform – Nintendo 64 and Xbox 360
  • Release Date – June 29, 2000 (Apr. 29, 2009 for 360)
  • Game Director – Gregg Mayles
  • Producer – ?
  • Composer – Grant Kirkhope

Metacritic – 90/100 (73/100 for 360)


This episode was originally recorded on May 17 , 2022.

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Changes to the Video Version of Chapter Select

Some changes are coming to the video version of Chapter Select. While the video version has only been around for one and a half seasons so far, changes already need to be made. 😬 Given the priority of Chapter Select has always been audio first, this allows me to be flexible with the video production; at least this is what I tell myself.

The video version will be the episode length of (mostly) uninterrupted game footage over the final audio podcast. This change goes into effect tomorrow with Banjo-Tooie.

My two biggest problems were my own file storage limitations and time.

When I capture footage for these games, I generally record every second. I have these great ambitions of keeping an archive of my gameplay like Mark Brown at Game Maker’s Toolkit or Razbuten. These games seem to average between 600-800 gigabytes. God of War is over one terabyte. I don’t have the storage means or money to buy enough external drives. If this was my job, then I would keep it all and chase my ambitions of producing more videos with all this footage. In the mean time, I have to delete the gameplay no matter how much it pains my digital hoarding tendencies.

Okay, it didn’t hurt to delete Nuts & Bolts. That actually felt good.

Another consequence of recording every single second is that I am tethered to playing on the TV at all times. I thankfully have a standalone capture card (an Elgato 4K60S+) so I can play away from my computer, but my flexibility in how I play is restricted. For Grunty’s Revenge, I used my Analogue Pocket in the Dock to play and capture. Despite being a portable game, which factors into discussions around design, I played 99% of that game on the TV.

Pivoting to just needing a few hours of footage opens up hard drive space and my own freedom to play how and where I want without feeling guilty of not always recording. Will I miss some cool moments? Assuredly. But within the confines of where both the show and I am at right now, this is the better call for my hard drives and my sanity.

Time is the other factor that weighed into my decision. I make rather detailed cuts and edits that tie to the discussion in the show. While editing the audio, I note down clips, trailers, etc. that could enhance the visual presentation. One example I love was incorporating the Kratos Mortal Kombat trailer into one of the God of War episodes. These little jokes and references bring me joy. I think they make the show better too.

It pains me to stop editing the show like this. I throughly enjoy the process. I am proud of what I produce. This is the right call for where I am currently at in life though. It allows the show to keep a presence on YouTube and gives me a little something to whip up in Final Cut.

This change will begin with the Banjo-Tooie episode of Chapter Select. It was not my plan to implement this mid-season, but being sick for a week and then out of town for a week stunted video production on the Banjo-Tooie episode. To get the video version out on time, I had to start this new process now. My apologies.

Despite the change in presentation, I am excited for the future of Chapter Select. We have big plans coming down the pipeline. It’s a show that provides me with a creative challenge and engaging discussion. I cannot wait to show you what is next.