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GameXplain Real Talk Podcast

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By N64Josh - Nov 14 2019
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These guys put out amazing content week after week!

Really cool!

By Most innovative - Sep 10 2019
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This really is for GX fans to hear more about the GX crew outside of their videos!

iTunes Ratings

305 Ratings
Average Ratings
265
22
7
4
7

Great content!!

By N64Josh - Nov 14 2019
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These guys put out amazing content week after week!

Really cool!

By Most innovative - Sep 10 2019
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This really is for GX fans to hear more about the GX crew outside of their videos!
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GameXplain Real Talk Podcast

Latest release on Jun 01, 2020

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Rank #1: Real Talk - Episode 100: Here's to the Next 100!

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It's Episode 100! Rather than talk about the latest news topics, we decided to focus on our Patrons and their topics as Derrick, Andre, Ash, and Tom come together to celebrate!

Major Topics include:
1)How do we feel about gradual console upgrades?
2)Our reflections on the podcast
3)What are some of our unpopular opinions?
4)Is there anything we don't celebrate as much as others?
5)Our thoughts on the Virtual Boy
6)Do we read reviews before buying a game?
7)What games do we want on Switch as part of Sega AGES?
8)Our favorite accomplishment at GameXplain

Apr 30 2018

2hr 14mins

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Rank #2: Real Talk - Episode 151: Shantae for Smash

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In Episode 151, we talk about Studio Trigger's animated opening for Shantae 5, the reveal of River City Girls, Jon's discovery of Outset Island in Breath of the Wild, the lack of a National Dex in Pokémon Sword & Shield, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What updates would we like to see in Mario Maker 2?
2) What kind of game music do we tend to listen to?
3) What other hobbies do we have?

Bonus Game! Who Tweeted That?

Jul 08 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #3: Real Talk - Episode 149: Doggie Ninja

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In Episode 149, we talk about our time at E3 2019, Andre's thoughts on Toy Story 4, The Witcher 3 fitting everything on a single Switch cartridge, the best-selling 3rd party games on Switch, the Breath of the Wild sequel beginning as more DLC, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What villains do we like more the heroes?
2) Why are video game remakes accepted more than movies?
3) Our favorite games of E3

Bonus Game! Switch Shovelware - Real or Fake?

Jun 24 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #4: Real Talk - Episode 89: Going Hard on the GameCube Controller

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In Episode 89 we give our thoughts on the cost of Tropical Freeze on Switch, Blazblue Cross Tag Battle's DLC, the Mario movie's potential 2020 release, a rumored Switch port of South Park: The Fractured but Whole, and more!

Major Topics include:
1)Our favorite 90s Nickelodeon shows
2)What are the best jobs we've had?
3)Our Top 3 favorite consoles

Jan 15 2018

1hr 29mins

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Rank #5: Real Talk - Episode 50: Nintentional Decisions

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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?

Mar 06 2017

1hr 31mins

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Rank #6: Real Talk - Episode 125: The Return of Andre!

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In Episode 125, we talk about Bethesda's continued problems with Fallout 76, Sakurai's comments on a Kid Icarus Uprising port, the potential future of Smash Ultimate's DLC characters, the possibility of Radiant Silvergun coming to Switch, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Do we prefer Snake's Codecs or Palutena's Guidances in Smash? And what other series could offer similar commentary?
2)What Nintendo IP would we love to see in a different genre?
3)How do we feel about Microsoft's studio acquisitions and should Nintendo do the same?

Dec 10 2018

1hr 29mins

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Rank #7: Real Talk - Episode 81: Odyssey, Ya See

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In Episode 81 we talk about Andre's Mind-Blowing review of Super Mario Odyssey, the Japanese Sonic Forces demo, the end of the Kinect, the Switch's new ability to use GameCube controllers, and Dragon Ball FighterZ North American release date.

Major Topics include:
1)Do online playthroughs of new games affect our enjoyment?
2)What other games would receive a Mind-Blowing rating?
3)What's the worst spoiler we ever encountered?

Oct 30 2017

1hr 22mins

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Rank #8: Real Talk - Episode 57: Kicking It Old School

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In Episode 57 we talk about Super Bomberman R's upgrade to 60fps, Target and Nintendo's ad collaboration for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the rumored SNES Classic, and localization of the Splatoon manga!

Major Topics include:
1)Will the Switch have multiple iterations like the PS4 Pro or Xbox One Scorpio?
2)What games stand out as early Game of the Year candidates?
3)Will Nintendo censor Mother 3's Magypsies and should the game be supported if they do?

Apr 24 2017

1hr 32mins

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Rank #9: Real Talk - Episode 86: Holiday Scramble: Full Body

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In Episode 86 we talk about Sonic Forces' Super Sonic DLC, Catherine: Full Body being announced, the last major ARMS update,
the Switch's sales success in Japan, the return of Nintendo Power, and more!

Major Topics include:
1)Are fans better at handling old franchises than their creators?
2)Our favorite holiday specials
3)What do we miss about gaming magazines?

Dec 26 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #10: Real Talk - Episode 23: What's Old is New Again

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What year are we in?! This week we talk the NES Classic, Pokemon Go, and Ghostbusters?! We also discuss Darkrai coming to Pokken Tournament, Universal Japan’s Nintendo Area exceeding Harry Potter, and more!

Major Topics include:
1) Would we get a gaming tattoo?
2) What other game franchises should have a Pokemon Go-style app?
3) What do we name our in-game characters or avatars?
4) What is the worst part of your favorite video game? Th

Jul 18 2016

1hr 37mins

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Rank #11: Real Talk - Episode 127: Time for a Reboot!

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In Episode 127, we talk about the end of Bowsette, Atlus's tease for Persona 5R, Smash Ultimate's DLC Datamine, Dragon Quest XI S coming to the Switch, the end of the Wii Shop Channel, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What's the difference between remake, reboot, and remaster?
2) What's a typical day at GameXplain like?

Bonus Game! Sonic Sez?

Jan 07 2019

58mins

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Rank #12: Real Talk - Episode 169: Lessons in Galarian Slang

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In Episode 169, we talk about the reveal of Half-Life: Alyx, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp getting a subscription service, Google Stadia's rough launch, the sales success of Pokémon Sword & Shield, and more!

Major topics include:
1) How do we feel about remakes winning Game of the Year?
2) What do we want from Pokémon in the future?
3) Could video games be used to change the perspective of certain groups?

Bonus Game: British Slang!

Nov 25 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #13: Real Talk - Episode 54: Deja Vu

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In Episode 54 we talk about Super Bomberman R's free DLC, the latest patch for Breath of the Wild, LEGO City Undercover's box art confusion, the Switch's sales success in Japan, and Persona 5 blocking PS4 streaming!

Major Topics include:
1)Tips for visiting Japan
2)How do we judge games for review?
3)How will other Switch games balance brief and long play sessions like Zelda?

Apr 04 2017

1hr 27mins

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Rank #14: Real Talk - Episode 99: The King of Wrong

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In Episode 99, we give our thoughts on the stripping of Billy Mitchell's King Kong records, the Mega Man X Legacy Collection, the return of Spyro with the Reignited Trilogy, Nintendo's supposed new system that's in the works, and more!

Major Topics include:
1)How do we feel about laundry?
2)Are any of us on the autistic spectrum?
3)Do we sit through credits in video games and movies?

Apr 16 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #15: Real Talk - Episode 93: Truffle Tracker

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In Episode 93 we give our thoughts on the rumor that Bandai Namco is working on Metroid Prime 4 and Ridge Racer 8, the EVO 2018 lineup, My Nintendo soon working with the Nintendo Switch, Toad's head being his head and not a hat, and more!

Major Topics include:
1)What makes a video game a piece of art?
2)Do we every buy the collector's edition of games?
3)Who would make up our team of Avengers from Nintendo?

Check out Tom's game here! https://tombo.itch.io/carpoon

Feb 12 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #16: Real Talk - Episode 59: Our Biggest Loser

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In Episode 59 we talk about Splatoon 2's Squid Sisters Stories, Fire Emblem Echoes's season pass, Nintendo shipping Switches by plane, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga's rumored remake, and details on Risky's gameplay in Shantae: Half-Genie Hero!

Major Topics include:
1)Our Top 5 most Played Fighters in Smash Wii U
2)How do we feel about mini-maps in games?
3)How are we liking the Switch Joy-Con and Pro Controllers?
4)Have we ever dieted?

May 08 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #17: Real Talk - Episode 58: Bowser Jr's Booty

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In Episode 58 we talk about Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 receiving a rating in Korea, Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite's release date, Nintendo not hold a traditional press conference at E3, and the return of Night Trap!

Major Topics include:
1)How do we feel about playing portable games in public spaces?
2)What other remakes in the style of Wonder Boy would we like to see?
3)Our ideal way to play through the Kingdom Hearts series
4)Our favorite pizza place

May 01 2017

1hr 40mins

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Rank #18: Real Talk - Episode 51: Flying Solo

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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?

Mar 13 2017

1hr 7mins

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Rank #19: Real Talk - Episode 129: Dirt on Andre

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In Episode 129, we talk about the SNES game datamine, Team Sonic Racing's final roster, more evidence of Yoshi's tax dodging, Mortal Kombat 11's gameplay reveal, and more!

Major topics include:
1) How would we feel about Apple buying out Nintendo?
2) What games do we play over and over again?

Bonus Game! Guess the Metacritic score!

Jan 21 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: Real Talk - Episode 47: We Finally Did It!

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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

Feb 13 2017

1hr 47mins

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Real Talk - Episode 192: Kitty Chameleon

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In Episode 192, we talk about the Sonic movie getting a sequel, a rumored Kingdom Hearts TV series, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles getting a release date, Xbox Series X backwards compatibility enhancements, and more!

Major topics include:
1) How has our mindset changed when reviewing games?
2) Where can Mario Kart and Smash Bros. go next?
3) Best game and console launch days

Bonus Game! Speedrun Times!

Jun 01 2020

1hr 34mins

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Real Talk - Episode 191: Voice of the Market

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In Episode 191, we talk about the Switch's record breaking sales in 2020, LEGO's new Mario Power-Up Packs, our first look at the Cuphead Show, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What previous jobs did we have?
2) What are our quarantine routines?
3) Do we get burnt out on longer games?

Bonus Game! A Rare History!

May 25 2020

1hr 26mins

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Real Talk - Episode 190: COVID Doesn’t Mean No-Vid

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In Episode 190, we talk about Panel de Pon coming to Switch Online, the reveal of Paper Mario: The Origami King, Smash Bros. Ultimate getting cut from EVO Online, Joe Musashi almost appearing in Streets of Rage 4, and more!

Major topics include:
1) How do we still feel about Xenoblade Chronicles 2?
2) Our favorite Paper Mario game
3) Our childhood dream job
4) What franchises would we give to a different publisher?

Bonus Game! Kirby Power Moves Part 2!

May 18 2020

1hr 41mins

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Real Talk - Episode 189: That Feeling of Defeat

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In Episode 189, we talk about the upcoming first footage of Xbox Series X games, the new Summer Game Fest, Indivisible's surprise Switch launch, The Last of Us Part 2 getting leaked, and more!

Major topics include:
1) How do we decide an unfinished game is worth revisiting?
2) Saying one nice thing about a character we hate
3) Situations where we couldn't win no matter what

Bonus Game! Pokémon Episode Names Part 2!

May 05 2020

1hr 32mins

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Real Talk - Episode 188: NPC Life

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In Episode 188, we talk about the release of Super Mario Maker 2's Version 3.0 update, a surprise return of Splatoon 2's Splatfest, Nintendo's report on getting hacked, a massive new patch for Panzer Dragoon Remake, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Should Nintendo use mobile games as a way to gauge interest in lesser-known IPs?
2) Our favorite board games with friends
3) Our favorite games with troubled development cycles

Bonus Game! Wind Waker Trivia!

Apr 27 2020

1hr 20mins

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Real Talk - Episode 187: Just Another Week

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In Episode 187, we talk about the delay of Sonic's SXSW news, the cancellation of Gamescom, PS5's limited launch stock, Crysis Remastered announced for the Switch, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What developer would we have work on what IP?
2) Are there any changes we want to see in games?
3) What are some of our favorite cultural references?

Bonus Game! Majora's Mask Trivia!

Apr 20 2020

1hr 15mins

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Real Talk - Episode 186: Skill Tree Strife

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In Episode 186, we talk about Streets of Rage 4's Retro Mode, Sakurai working remotely, LEGO Super Mario's launch date, Resident Evil 8 rumors, and more!

Major topics include:
1) At what point is a product changed too far in remakes?
2) Are there any changes we want to see in games?
3) What are some of our favorite cultural references?
4) Our most restarted games

Bonus Game! Ocarina of Time Trivia!

Apr 13 2020

1hr 53mins

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Real Talk - Episode 185: Down the Rabbit Hole

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In Episode 185, we talk about the Last of Us Part 2 being delayed indefinitely, the April Fools Day "prank" that hurt the most in DuckTales Quackshot, LEGO Mario's Price & Release, Mario ports coming to the Switch, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Is it possible to discuss game difficulty with nuance?
2) What makes a remake good?
3) Do we ever look back at old videos to reminisce?

Bonus Game! Name That Blurb!

Apr 06 2020

1hr 32mins

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Real Talk - Episode 184: Fear the Pianta

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In Episode 184, we talk Nintendo fixing an Animal Crossing exploit, the sheer sales success of New Horizons, an ARMS character being the next Smash fighter, Shantae's release date, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Keeping social gatherings to a minimum during distancing
2) Indie game recommendations
3) What character would we hate in Smash Ultimate?

Bonus Game! Guess the Age!

Mar 30 2020

1hr 11mins

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Real Talk - Episode 183: Social Isolation Has Made Andre a Weeb

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In Episode 183, we talk about GameStop claiming they're an "essential" store, the potential delay of Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC, Sony's confusing state of backwards compatibility, The Messenger's exciting RPG prequel getting a Kickstarter, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What games would we recommend to someone who doesn't play games?
2) What games or consoles did we have trouble getting a copy of?
3) How is Andre holding up without Disney Parks?

Mar 23 2020

58mins

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Real Talk - Episode 182: Where’s Dr. Mario When You Need Him?

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In Episode 182, we talk about the new LEGO Super Mario playset, Mario Kart Tour's new multiplayer, Doom 64 getting a new level, Reggie's new part-time job, and more!

Major topics include:
1) How do we feel about minor gameplay stories?
2) What game were we super excited about on a daily basis?

Bonus Game! Name That Quote!

Mar 16 2020

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Real Talk - Episode 181: Small Fists, Big Heart

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In Episode 181, we talk about GDC's delay, E3's continuing problems, The Last of Us getting an HBO show, Miyamoto on Mario, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What game remakes would we like to see?
2) How would we compliment each other?
3) How are we feeling on the lack of a Direct?

Bonus Game! Smash Bros. Trailer Names!

Mar 09 2020

1hr 23mins

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Real Talk - Episode 180: Most Real Talk

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In Episode 180, we talk about price of DOOM 64, the Animal Crossing Direct, Sony backing out of PAX East, Sakurai stating that there are no DLC plans beyond Fighters' Pass 2, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Our favorite foreign films
2) Favorite vacation destinations
3) Non-scary games that scared us

Bonus Game! New Super Mario Bros. U Level Names!

Feb 24 2020

1hr 22mins

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Real Talk - Episode 179: Busy with Love

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In Episode 179, we talk about the DICE Awards winners, Final Fantasy VII Remake's new opening, the launch of Pokémon Home, the new games available on Nintendo Switch Online, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Series we were hesitant to try, but ultimately loved
2) How long will E3 last?
3) Games in a series that we like, but nobody else does

Bonus Game! Smash Titles!

Feb 17 2020

1hr 25mins

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Real Talk - Episode 178: Andre’s Late for his Flight

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In Episode 178, we talk about Animal Crossing's cloud saves, Sakurai's thoughts on too many Fire Emblem characters, Crash Bandicoot on mobile leaked, the Wonderful 101's Kickstarter, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Our favorite controllers
2) Would we rather see Metroid Fusion or Super Metroid remade?
3) Our thoughts on PC vs console

Bonus Game! Animal Crossing Knowledge Test!

Feb 12 2020

1hr 47mins

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Real Talk - Episode 177: Pastel Horizons

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In Episode 177, we talk about Nintendo having no plans to release a new Switch system, the Animal Crossing-themed Switch, Pokémon's sales success, Pokémon Home details, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What games do we love that nobody talks about?
2) Do we worry that remakes override the original games?
3) What maligned sequel deserves more love?

Bonus Game! Who Made Which 2019 Prediction!

Feb 03 2020

1hr 52mins

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Real Talk - Episode 176: Feel the Goomba

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In Episode 176, we talk about the newly announced Kingdom Hearts mobile game, Half-Life: Alyx's game length, the state of Doom Eternal's Switch delay, Nintendo's trademark for a Joy-Con stylus, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What series should get a rhythm game spin-off?
2) Our proudest gaming achievements
3) What Premium Mii Costumes would we want to see?
4) If we could bring DLC to a game on any system, which would we choose?

Jan 27 2020

1hr 27mins

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Real Talk - Episode 175: Dealing with Delays

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In Episode 175, we talk about the delays of Final Fantasy VII Remake and Cyberpunk 2077, Devil May Cry 3 on Switch getting a faster Style Switch mechanic, the likelihood of Bioshock Collection, Metro Redux, and Saints Row IV coming to Switch, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Our best gaming deals
2) What's our ideal gaming theme park ride?
3) How would we remake Chrono Trigger?

Jan 20 2020

1hr 8mins

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Real Talk - Episode 174: Isle of Ancel

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In Episode 174, we talk about the Pokémon Direct, the new trailer for Persona 5 Scramble, Devil May Cry 3 on Switch's mysterious new feature, the mindblowing design of the Playstation 5 logo, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Our favorite game intros
2) What games make us feel relaxed or improve our mood?
3) Our thoughts on Nintendo's state of mobile games

Bonus Game: VGA History

Jan 13 2020

1hr 25mins

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Real Talk - Episode 173: We Have to Go Back...to Disney World

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In Episode 173, we talk about the unfortunate data-mine of the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo, Untitled Goose Game's sales success, Xenosaga's failed attempt at a remastered trilogy, the return of Tropical Freeze's lead designer to Retro Studios, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Our biggest disappointment of the decade
2) What genres do we play as palette cleansers between big games?
3) What games made us fall in love with our favorite genres?

Bonus Game: Quoting GX - Round 2!

Jan 06 2020

1hr 4mins

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iTunes Ratings

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265
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7
4
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Great content!!

By N64Josh - Nov 14 2019
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These guys put out amazing content week after week!

Really cool!

By Most innovative - Sep 10 2019
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This really is for GX fans to hear more about the GX crew outside of their videos!