We’ve explored Crew Quarters in Arkane’s still-terrific “Prey.” Chris has a quibble, but the spoilers wait until after he talks to Sofija Stefanovic, a Serbian-Australian-New-Yorker writer about her decreasingly quiet longing for a Nintendo Switch.
Do the first eight hours or so of Arkane’s love letter to the immersive sim live up to the promise of the demo? This episode is brought to you by Troy Gilbert, our very first Patreon patron.
Did the hourlong demo for “Prey,” Arkane’s highly referential immersive sim, sell us on playing the whole thing? Can JJ stomach the storyline in “Night in the Woods?” Can Chris get a do-over to explain why he adores “What Remains of Edith Finch”?
The second game from Giant Sparrow, and the first from Annapurna Interactive, is a virtuosic take on the walking simulator.
The Intercept reporter, and former Gawker writer and Valleywag editor, talks about growing up as a Dreamcast kid, playing Yakuza 0 and Persona 5, and what it was like to be in the middle of a Gamergate skirmish.
Ryan Avent of The Economist talks about research that indicates that some people are dropping out of the workforce to play video games. Plus, JJ and Chris are still playing “Persona 5.”
Two video games, one old and one new, about children who navigate fantastical mental landscapes. Not to mention literal subway systems. Plus, the shortest “What I Play” in history.
Everything in David OReilly’s “Everything” is playable, to try to convey the perspective of, well, everything. Our review. We have a Patreon at www.patreon.com/shallweshow! We are eternally grateful to everyone who has made a pledge.
The truth is…you’re the weak, and I am the tyranny of evil men. But I’m trying, Ringo. I’m trying real hard to be Commander Shepard.
We started Nintendo’s latest masterpiece on the Wii U instead of the Switch, and then rebuilt our finicky VR setups for Epic’s free Oculus Touch shooter. Plus, what game did Chris give up for Lent?
As always, we bring our listeners the hottest takes on the newest, freshest video games, which is why we just finished “The Witcher 3.”
A smidgen of “Torment: Tides of Numenera,” a smattering of the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Choice Awards, a smorgasbord of plans to start a membership drive.
Chris Plante, the culture editor of The Verge and a founder of Polygon, tells us why he liked “Horizon Zero Dawn.”
Our first-ever preview: Chris played four hours of “Horizon Zero Dawn.” Then, “Yakuza 0” and the disappearance of the medium-budget video game.
To prepare for the February release of “Torment: Tides of Numenera,” we’re playing “Planescape: Torment.” When we’re not playing “Yakuza 0,” that is.
The NBC News investigative journalist talks about why he bought a PlayStation Pro, whether it’s OK to talk about “Myst” in mixed company, and what Mia Farrow thinks about video games.
Impressions of the Nintendo Switch after playing with it during its reveal event in New York City.
What was your favorite game of 2016? We asked 23 of the smartest people we know–designers, podcasters, YouTubers, journalists, a screenwriter, a playwright–and got 19 answers. Plus, intense disagreement about the merits of “The Last Guardian.”