Episodes

Real Talk - Episode 53: We All Gotta Splat Sometimes  

In Episode 53 we talk about Super Mario Run coming to Android, Nintendo's response to the Joy-Con connection issues, the announcement of the Seiken Densetsu Collection for Switch in Japan, and the latest teaser for the Mega Man cartoon! Major Topics include: 1)Our best vacations 2)What new Disney World do we want in Kingdom Hearts 3? 3)What games do we wish we had time to play?

Real Talk - Episode 52: Pretty Crap  

In Episode 52 we talk about Nintendo doubling production of the Switch, someone actually finding all 900 Korok Seeds in Zelda, the announcement of the Disney Afternoon Collection, and Super Bomberman R's sales success! Major Topics include: 1)Are we interested in any sports? 2)Can the time of day heighten or lessen the impact of a game? 3)Our most anticipated Switch Indies 4)What's our exploration strategy in Breath of the Wild?

Real Talk - Episode 51: Flying Solo  

In Episode 51, it's all Derrick, all the time! He talks about the Switch's sales success, Zelda's Art Director's comments on Link's hat, Shantae's Hardcore Mode, and the Switch Pro Controller's hidden message! Major Topics include: 1)What did we think of Logan? 2)Our favorite fast food chain 3)Our thoughts on mobile pricing models 4)Do we like to cook? 5)What adult TV shows did we watch as kids? 6)What other career would we choose if we could? 7)What flavors should Switch cartridges come in? 8)What don't we like about the Switch? 9)What jobs did we have in the past? 10)Do we consider a game's price when writing reviews?

Real Talk - Episode 50: Nintentional Decisions  

In Episode 50, we talk about Pokémon 20th anniversary movie trailer, the Switch's awful-tasting cartridges, the Breath of the Wild prototype, and the announcement of a new Capcom collection! Major Topics include: 1)How did our family and friends feel about our pursuit of game journalism as a career? 2)Our thoughts on Kid Icarus: Uprising and its future 3)Do we wear pants while we work? 4)Which members of GameXplain embody each piece of the Triforce?

Real Talk - Episode 49: Switch Envy  

In Episode 49, we're joined by Ted "ExandShadow" Wiesen to fill in for a missing Andre and Ash! We talk the lack of the Virtual Console at Switch launch, the current Switch line-up, the Joy-Con issues, and the new details on Dragon Quest Heroes 2! Major Topics include: 1)What games would we have played more if we could've taken them on the go with the Switch? 2)What unique ways would we like to see the Joy-Con used? 3)Has our favorite Nintendo franchise changed over time? 4)What makes gamers feel that the Console Wars are so important?

Real Talk - Episode 48: The Ruffles Pope  

In Episode 48, we talk about the Johto update to Pokémon Go, Nintendo stating that a 2D Zelda on Switch is possible, the leak of the Switch UI, and the PS4 Pro's Boost Mode! Major Topics include: 1)What's our favorite snack while gaming? 2)What difficulty in games do we select? 3)How important is it to match a reviewer to the game?

Real Talk - Episode 47: We Finally Did It!  

In Episode 47, we talk about Castlevania getting a Netflix Original Series, E3 being opened up to the public, Skylanders skipping a new release in 2017, the cancellation of Project Giant Robot, and what it took to make the Super Mario Odyssey Analysis! Major Topics include: 1)What are our worst pet peeves in games? 2)If we could meet any celebrity, who would it be? 3)How long do we think it'll take us to complete Breath of the Wild? 4)Our Top 5 Most Played Wii U games

Real Talk - Episode 46: Happy Anniversary!  

In Episode 46, we reflect on our first year of the Real Talk podcast as well as talk about about the PS4 getting external hard drive support, Nintendo's online pricing for the Switch, Yooka-Laylee on the Switch, the delay of Animal Crossing mobile, and our thoughts on Fire Emblem Heroes. Major Topics include: 1)Do remakes devalue the original? 2)Are there strategy guides we love or loathe? 3)Our favorite couples in gaming

Real Talk - Episode 45: Hidden Costs  

In Episode 45, we talk about about Ash's new job, Square Enix & Marvel's Avengers games, the terror of Missingno, Pokémon Duel's surprise release, and the leaked footage of the Mega Man cartoon. Major Topics include: 1)Why do games cost so much to develop? 2)Should Nintendo sell their gimmick controllers separately? 3)Are there any corners should have cut to make the Pro Controller cheaper? 4)Have we thought about covering more than just Nintendo games?

Real Talk - Episode 44: Crying About Zelda  

In Episode 44, we talk about about various Switch news, Breath of the Wild's lack of dual audio, Nintendo maybe selling a ROM of Super Mario Bros. on the Wii, and the cancellation of Scalebound. Major Topics include: 1)Does analyzing games kill our excitement? 2)What makes a good press event? 3)Would anything make us not buy the Switch? 4)What song made us appreciate video game music?

Real Talk - Episode 43: Wario & Waluigi: Partners in Crime  

In Episode 43, we talk about about recent movies, the Treehouse Switch Stream, Super Mario Run's Sales, Mass Effect Andromeda not on Switch, and the Beyond Good & Evil 2 rumor that it may be Switch exclusive for 12 months. Major Topics include: 1)Best and worst Kirby Games 2)What surprise do we want to see at the Switch Presentation 3)Favorite Reboot 4)Ideas for games starring video game villians

Real Talk - Episode 42: It's All Ash's Fault  

In Episode 42, we talk about our Christmases, the upcoming Freedom Planet 2 demo, Nintendo trademarking Eternal Darkness, new rumors about January 12th Switch Event, and much more! Major Topics include: 1)What E3 Announcement would blow our mind? 2)Should Nintendo focus on new or old IPs? 3)The biggest blunders of 2016 4)Our Most Played games on Wii U (10-6)

Real Talk - Episode 41: You Are Not Worthless  

In Episode 41, we talk about Mega Man coming to iOS, Pokémon Go adding Gen 2 Pokémon, Yooka-Laylee's Wii U cancellation, the Super Nintendo World concept art, and much more! Major Topics include: 1)Do we listen to anything while we work? 2)How do we feel about video game pricing? 3)Our worst fears 4)Have we had any health benefits from games? 5)Do we know anyone with disabilities that have learned to cope with them?

Real Talk - Episode 40: Andre Free is the Way to Be  

In Episode 40, we talk about Super Mario Run and its internet connection, Final Fantasy XV's upcoming updates, the new Indie Switch Game that was announced, Dragon Quest Heroes 2 coming to the US, Dark Souls 3 potentionally coming to the Switch, and much more! Major Topics include: 1) Our Favorite Super Hero 2)Our Feelings on Diversity in Games 3)Our Favorite Video Game Teams/Parties 4)What Christmas present did we spend the holiday playing?

Real Talk - Episode 39: The X Factor  

In Episode 39, we the news out of PSX and the Game Awards, including the reveal of Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, 3rd Party accessories indicate that Switch will charge via USB, what the Zelda amiibo do in Breath of the Wild, and much more! Major Topics include: 1) How do we feel about people who think gaming is just for kids? 2)What side character would we like to see get spotlighted with their own game? 3)Our favorite season 4)Our favorite collectible

Real Talk - Episode 38: Canadian Andre  

In Episode 38, we discuss Wayforward finishing Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, Todd Howard's comments on the Switch, Nintendo Fan Games being removed from the Game Awards, and Nintendo partnering with Scrap to make Zelda Escape Rooms, and much more! Major Topics include: 1) What makes a good trailer? 2)How do we feel about immersion in games? 3)Our favorite memories of Thanksgiving

Real Talk - Episode 37: These Topics SUCK  

In Episode 37, we discuss the recent Animal Crossing Direct, a hidden swear in Mario Kart 8, Deadpool's director is helping the live-action Sonic movie, and much more! Major Topics include: 1) How do we organize our discussions? 2)Do we have any merchandise for sale? 3)Our bad experiences with service 4)Which has better atmosphere? Luigi's Mansion or Dark Moon?

Real Talk - Episode 36: Now You're Podcasting With Power  

In Episode 36, we discuss Pokémon Sun & Moon being the most pre-ordered Nintendo game ever, the news that Klonoa is getting a movie, Final Fantasy XV going gold, and tons more! Major Topics include: 1) Do we think of ourselves as this generation's Nintendo Power? 2)Our Creepiest or scariest moment 3)Is it hard keeping game industry secrets? 4) Our favorite recent gaming announcement

Real Talk - Episode 35: Switching Things Up  

In Episode 35, we touch briefly on the Switch, Beyond Good & Evil 2's premise, Pikachu as Mario, Samsung's YouTube Takedown notice, and tons more! Major Topics include: 1)Tips for a good night's sleep 2)The top 5 3DS games on our playtime list 3)Our thoughts on Midnight console launches

Real Talk - Episode 34: No Morbid Topics Here!  

In Episode 34, we discuss Alolan Grimer, Scizor coming to Pokken, an oversight in Paper Mario: Color Splash’s battle mechanics, and more! Major Topics include: 1) Games that made us feel strong emotions? 2)5 Games that should be on a SNES Classic 3)And the always cheery, do you believe that we have a duty to die?

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