Cane and Rinse

Cane and Rinse

Canada

The videogame discussion podcast

Episodes

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – The Cane and Rinse podcast No.261  

“There’s no choice but to go.” In the final podcast of our Zelda run spanning the first 27 or so years of the series, Leon (@ratsoalbion), James (@cartercommaj), Josh (@combinehunter) and Leah (@improbable42) arrive at Triforce of the Gods 2 – better known in the West as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Not for the first time, Nintendo turned to Zelda III on the SNES – the […]

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Chibi-Robo! – The Cane and Rinse podcast No. 260  

“We’re here to make you happy!” Another ‘cult classic’ comes under the Cane and Rinse microscope as we inspect skip Ltd.’s late entry into Nintendo’s GameCube library, Chibi-Robo! Leon (@ratsoalbion) is joined by a trio of diminutive automaton helpers, Jeff Cork (@gijeff – Game Informer), Susan Marmito (@susakobunny – Ready Up) and Simon Cole (@thesonicmole – Cool Box Art) to dissect every element of this unusual and quirky third-person adventure. […]

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Blast Corps – The Cane and Rinse podcast No.259  

“You’re just trying to impress me!” Former Rare man Darren is your host as a panel of Karl, Michiel and Tony cause environmental carnage in an attempt to save the world from environmental catastrophe. Two decades on from release our correspondents consider the (lack of) legacy of early N64 ‘cult classic’, Blast Corps (Blast Dozer) and discuss whether or not a ‘Backlash’ was justified. http://media.blubrry.com/caneandrinse/caneandrinse.com/podcast/cane_and_rinse_issue_259.mp3   Music used in this […]

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They Breathe – The Cane and Rinse podcast No.258  

“First we need to make sure that you can see in the darkness.” In a slightly different sort of Cane and Rinse podcast, Leon, James and Josh are joined by developers The Working Parts (@TheWorkingParts) to fully inhale ‘sunken forest frog adventure’, They Breathe. Hugo Bille, Magnus Nyström, Victor Nyström and Kristian Johansson gather together in their Stockholm studio to discuss the creation and inner workings of this underwater curio, […]

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Podcast special: An interview with Pewter Games Studios  

Leon talks to Ben Clavin (@BenClavin) of Pewter Games Studios about their charming debut adventure, The Little Acre. An unusual point and clicker set in rural 1950s Ireland, none other than Revolution’s Charles Cecil (Broken Sword) came on board as Executive Producer the game. http://media.blubrry.com/caneandrinse/caneandrinse.com/podcast/cane_and_rinse_interview_with_ben_clavin.mp3   Edited by Jay Taylor (@JaySevenZero). Do you have an opinion about a game we're covering that you'd like read out on the podcast? Then […]

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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – The Cane and Rinse podcast No.257  

“This news has just filled my heart with rainbows!” In our 14th of 15 podcasts covering The Legend of Zelda, we arrive at the most recent ‘big console’ game in the series (before 2017’s Breath of the Wild that is), Wii exclusive The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. With the longest development time and the longest completion time up to this point in the series, has Nintendo’s 2011 critical smash […]

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Undertale – The Cane and Rinse podcast No.256  

“You are the first human to come here in a long time.” It’s high time humans extended an olive branch to the monsters they exiled years ago. To do just that, James, Tony and special guest Maya Santandrea (@mayasantandrea) venture into the darkest depths of Toby Fox’s Undertale. Find out if they escape and whether they’ll be welcomed back. http://media.blubrry.com/caneandrinse/caneandrinse.com/podcast/cane_and_rinse_issue_256.mp3   Music used in this issue: Track 1: Once upon […]

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The Order: 1886 – The Cane and Rinse podcast No.255  

“Never Accept. Always Question.” Tony, Leah, Sean and Jay take to the smog-filled, grimy streets of an alternative history Victorian era London to discuss Ready at Dawn‘s visually resplendent, yet critically divisive, third-person action-adventure title – The Order: 1886. However, be warned, the podcast may contain talk of realistically flappy appendages! http://media.blubrry.com/caneandrinse/caneandrinse.com/podcast/cane_and_rinse_issue_255.mp3   Music used in this issue: Track 1: The Knights' Theme by Jason Graves Track 2: Airborne Pursuit […]

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Podcast special: An interview with Ryan Hart  

To tie in with issue 254 of the podcast, we talk to the most successful European Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike player of all time, Ryan Hart (@RyanJosephHart) The Prodigal Son talks to Leon and Michiel about the dawn of the fighting game community in the early 90s, from his earliest tournament experiences to success at EVO. He recounts bouts against the likes of Daigo and getting right up Justin […]

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Street Fighter III – The Cane and Rinse podcast No.254  

“May the best fighter win and win again.” Following the earlier Street Fighter II and Street Fighter Zero/Alpha series podcasts, Leon and James – along with guests Dan Bendon and Gary Dooton – mark the 20th anniversary of the New Generation with a show all about Street Fighter III. Our marvelous community assists us in following through from the original coin-ops less than rapturous reception in ’97, to the extended […]

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Contra and Super Contra – The Cane and Rinse podcast No.253  

“What is this place?” When the arcades ruled and legal teams didn’t, Konami went a long way to defining the run and gun genre with its Arnie and Sly take on the Aliens game, Contra. As well as a few name changes (Gryzor, Probotector, ‘C’) and plot alterations along the way, Contra also received a Super coin-op sequel. Leon, Michiel and returning guest Dan Clark focus on the first two […]

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The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks  – The Cane and Rinse podcast No.252  

“Congratulations on your resurrection, Your Majesty!” We’re almost on the homeward stretch of our odyssey of Link, with this particular leg of the journey a little lighter on the boot leather as we take the train. Leon, Darren, Josh and Leah are all aboard for Nintendo’s second DS title in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, along with – as ever – invaluable insight tendered by the Cane […]

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Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – The Cane and Rinse podcast No.251  

“I don’t know if anyone will ever hear this. It’s all over, I’m the only one left.” Volume Six begins at the end of all things. the village of Yaughton has emptied, and now James, Sean, Tony and Jay follow The Chinese Room’s signal to discover if Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture. http://media.blubrry.com/caneandrinse/caneandrinse.com/podcast/cane_and_rinse_issue_251.mp3   Music used in this issue: Track 1: I am not Afraid by Jessica Curry Track 2: […]

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A look back at 2016  

In this little podcast extra to kick off 2017, Leon Cox, Leah Haydu, Josh Garrity, Darren Gargette and Ryan Hamann look back and reminisce about their personal 2016 gaming experiences. http://media.blubrry.com/caneandrinse/caneandrinse.com/podcast/cane_and_rinse_end_of_year_2016.mp3   A look back at 2016 was edited by Ryan Hamann Do you have an opinion about a particular game or maybe about our regular podcasts in general? Then why not venture into our forum and leave us your feedback. […]

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Podcast special: An interview with Raphael Corkhill  

Leon Cox (@ratsoalbion) talks to talented young actor Raphael Corkhill (@raphaelcorkhill) about making a living, including providing a variety of vocal performances for high profile games including Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Titanfall 2 and The Elder Scrolls Online. Raphael tells us about the methods, the practicalities and the working conditions, including what he thinks of the recent industrial action and the work of his fellow performers, including the legendary […]

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Bloodborne – The Cane and Rinse podcast No.250  

“We are born of the blood, made men by the blood, undone by the blood.” We conclude our fifth year of the podcast with our fourth FromSoftware show. Leon, Josh, Sean and – making his Cane and Rinse debut – guest Gareth ‘Gary Dooton’ Dutton (@GaryDooton) go to tahn on Hidetaka Miyazaki’s gruesome gothica, Bloodborne. Though time is against them before the bad moon rises, the panel wades through the […]

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Podcast special: An interview with Jeff Cork  

In this Cane and Rinse interview special Leon (@ratsoalbion) talks to Game Informer Senior Editor Jeff Cork (@gijeff) about his new book, Limitless Sky: No Man’s Sky Unofficial Discovery Guide. Jeff and Leon talk at length about the No Man’s Sky saga so far, their hopes and dreams for the future of the game and what Jeff’s book might bring to the table for the lapsed to disillusioned player. NB: […]

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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass – The Cane and Rinse podcast No.249  

“That’s enough out of you, Sparkles.” Not D-pads nor analogue sticks but styluses. Or should that be stylii? Either way, a contentious change of control method as we conclude the first year of our complete run through of Zelda reviews with The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. Leon, Josh and Leah discuss Daiki Iwamoto’s directorial debut, including – of course – its innovative but controversial conceit of a repeating ‘central’ […]

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MDK – The Cane and Rinse videogame podcast No.248  

“Good job Kurt, you saved Kirkcaldy (tourism is safe!)” Leon, Tony and Sean Bell display their Mighty Deep Knowledge of Shiny’s bizarre 1997 3D run and gunner and consider the game’s origins, technical achievements and legacy, as well as considering whether or not hero Kurt Hectic’s phallus-headed bondage suit is the Most Daringly Kinky element of the experience. Will MDK receive a Mildly Derogatory Kicking or Mainly Decisive Kudos? Listen […]

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Metropolis Street Racer – The Cane and Rinse podcast No.247  

“It seeks ambition… and it will change the way you think about driving. Forever.” Join Karl Moon (@NokkonWud), Tony Atkins (@GhostWorld80)and guest Gary Blower (@Xantiriad) as they race through the city streets of London, San Francisco and Tokyo, giving kudos to the origins of videogame street racing in Bizarre Creations highly influential, yet also troubled, Dreamcast release, Metropolis Street Racer – aka MSR. http://media.blubrry.com/caneandrinse/caneandrinse.com/podcast/cane_and_rinse_issue_247.mp3   Music used in this issue: […]

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