Dustin Furman joins the show to talk about his journey to executive producer of Last Stand Media. Take a peek behind the curtain of production before Max and Dustin chat about PS VR2 and game collecting.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl turns 15-years-old today in North America. Max and the voice of the Brawl community – Peter Spezia – look back on Sakurai’s Wii masterpiece as well as the legacy of the weekly weekend podcast discussing the biggest news in anticipation of the game—Show Me Your News.
App developer, sideloader, and emulator enthusiast Riley Testut teaches Max all about the delicate dance of stretching Apple’s rule and guidelines. It’s going to be a big year for both Apple and Riley as we speculate what 2023 will bring to light.
Javed Sterrlitt from Good Blood and The Hyrule Journals joins Max to dig behind the scenes of his Majora’s Mask documentary Line By Line, explore the thrill of the (research) hunt, and the balance of recreation and authenticity.
As one of the four Mega Man Battle Network fans in the world, Scott White joins Max to talk about the Blue Bomber’s new collection, the love of (and fear of) RPGs, the power of VR, and retro game collecting.
When I watched I Finished A Video Game’s 7+ hour Castlevania retrospective, I had to know how it was made. So I reached out to the creator, Matt, and invited him to the show. We talk about both the history of Castlevania and the daunting task of chronicling the entire franchise.
Colin Moriarty dives into his origins of writing walkthroughs and FAQs before the rise of video. Max and Colin then explore the history and development patterns behind Naughty Dog before the imminent release of The Last of Us Part I.
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.
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.
Phil 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.