RadioRadar+ Podcast 76: What would make you buy an Xbox Scorpio?

The Big Topic: The Xbox Scorpio’s official specs unveiling

Further Discussion: Horizon: Zero Dawn’s wonderful open world

What we’re into: Makoto Shinkai’s latest animated masterpiece, Your Name. (yes, the period is part of the title)

Microsoft officially released the technical specs for its upcoming console update, Xbox Scorpio, which is great – but are the teraflops enough to get us to come back into the Xbox fold after enjoying the bounty of PlayStation exclusives? We also dive back into Horizon: Zero Dawn after months of Zelda and Persona talk, spending some time reflecting on Guerilla’s beautiful sci-fi world. We close out with some chat about Your Name., a lovely animated film finally making its way to the West after enjoying massive success in its home country of Japan.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 75: Just when we think we’re out, Destiny 2 pulls us back in

The Big Topic: Destiny 2’s big reveal

What we’re into: Snake Pass, Elder Scrolls Legends, and TypeShift are all wonderful

Destiny 2 is coming (surprising basically no-one) and will arrive on PS4, Xbox One, and PC this September. And you know what? We’re into it. We gather round to share our thoughts on the reveal trailer’s colorful, humorous tone and its box art’s bland, monochromatic cover. We also discuss a few games we’ve been playing over the last week or so, including serpentine platformer Snake Pass and Bethesda’s free-to-play card game Elder Scrolls Legends.

Hosts:

Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Connor Sheridan (@c_sheridan)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 74: Proclaiming Persona 5’s PlayStation perfection

The Big Topic: Persona 5’s long development yielded proper results.

Further discussion: Living through your Switch bricking and other dead console experiences.

Persona 5. It is here. A full four years after its original proposed release date, two months after the GamesRadar crew finally started playing it, and just in time for the game’s release comes a podcast where we talk about the brilliant Atlus RPG’s story, style, and perfectly executed battle system. Fear not: WE ARE SPOILER FREE!

One spoiler, though: Anthony’s Nintendo Switch bricked for no reason. We talk through what happens when a Nintendo system goes down and look back on dealing with other catastrophic console failures.

Hosts:

Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 73: Mass Effect: Andromeda stumbles across the finish line, and PAX East is a delight

The Big Topic: Mass Effect: Andro-meh-da

Further discussion: The many games of PAX East

Pardon the minor, uh, home invasion (and subsequent digression about The Big Lebowski), and permit us some discussion about Mass Effect “My Face Is Tired” Andromeda and our own perceptions about the game based on the weekend’s EA Access preview and our own review. We also discuss the many things we saw at PAX East, including Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Kingsway, Final Fantasy 15: Episode Gladiolus, and much, much more.

Hosts:

Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Sam Prell (@samprell)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 72: Talking GDC and the Breath of the Wild/Skyrim connection

The Big Topic: A week with the Nintendo Switch

Further discussion: Breath of the Wild’s interlocking systems and expansive world

What we’re into: GDC is a ton of fun, you guys

Half of the team is hanging out at PAX East this weekend, so David took over hosting duties and ran the podcast right off a cliff. While they careened into the air Thelma and Lousie-style, Anna talked about her week at GDC, David and Connor talked about their week living with the Nintendo Switch, and everyone discussed Zelda’s similarities to Western RPGs like Skyrim.

Hosts:

David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Connor Sheridan (@c_sheridan)
Anna Washenko (@AnnaGetsPithy)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 71: Merry Switchmas and Happy Nier: Automata Celebration Week

The Big Topic: The Switch is here! We chat about the games we’ve been playing on it

Further discussion: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is majestic

What we’re into: Nier: Automata is weird and great

The Nintendo Switch is officially in the wild and we spent the past weekend putting it through its paces. Spoilers: we like it a lot! We run through our experiences and the handful of launch games we’ve gotten a chance to play, including Snipperclips, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Blaster Master Zero, and Super Bomberman R. And, oh yeah, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is great. We also discuss Nier: Automata, the bizarre, fourth wall-breaking, genre-bending RPG from Platinum Games and Square Enix’s enigmatic designer Yoko Taro.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Connor Sheridan (@c_sheridan)
Sam Prell (@samprell)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 70: Nintendo Switch is coming in hot

The Big Topic: What the hell are you doing, Nintendo?

What we’re into: Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, Slayaway Camp, and Night in the Woods

No, we didn’t skip a number. I don’t know what you’re talking about. In episode 70, we get together to chat about some games that are near and dear to our hearts this week: Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, Slayaway Camp, and Night in the Woods. We also discuss the Switch’s imminent launch, and ask that all important question: What the hell are you doing, Nintendo?

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
Sam Prell (@samprell)

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