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CORE - Core Gaming for Core Gamers

Hosted by podcasting vet, Scott Johnson, Jon Jagger and Beau Schwartz. Weekly, on the frogpants network.

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E3 Final Roundup 2019 Podcast

Like we do every year, here's Patrick and Scott summing it all up on the roundup episode! Thus ending our E3 commentary for 2019!

1hr 55mins

11 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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CORE 197: Deathwing in the sky with diamonds!

Blizzcon predictions! Deathwing in Heroes! Fallout 76 has serious fallout from their latest announcement. Last of Us 2 is delayed. Command and Conquer all over again soon! Shroud is outta here. Mike Ybarra joins Blizzard. Planetside 3 is a thing. All the games we are spending time in and more!

1hr 40mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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CORE 151: The Burning Steeps

We are doing something cool at Blizzcon! Mal'Ganis continues his ugly business. We have lots of show predictions. Nexeopardy is back for a special pre-Blizzcon edition!

1hr 30mins

25 Oct 2018

Rank #3

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CORE 183: Making the Makers Making Makes

Mario Maker 2 is cool. We talk about gaming making culture and maybe why it's having a comeback. Artifcat was not promoted enough says Richard Garfield. No more boobs and blood in Hearthstone. Don't drink gamer water. And lots more!

1hr 45mins

4 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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CORE 185: We Needs Must Gather More Forces

We take a long look at the state of Early Access. New Switch again, this time for the TV and longer battery life. Skylines is good at being a calculator. Gloomhaven might be out a little early. Rocksmith is still putting out content! Your emails calls and more!

1hr 50mins

18 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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CORE 198: Conventional Wisdom

Beau and Scott here this week getting all the Blizz news figured out from Blizzcon, and in particular, D4. EA back in bed with Steam. Services that you feel bad for having. China went full Shwartz. Getting bannded for cheating. Scott gushes over ESO, and Beau is back in D3 hardcore. And lots more!

2hr 18mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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CORE 184: 10 Percent Faster

Warframe has a lot planned. Nintendo outs the the Switch Lite. Why Sean Murray likes things quiet. Heroes gets a 10% boost in speed. Amazon is trying to get into the Lord of the Rings MMO market. Star Craft 2 has a secret robot out there kicking your butt. How to adult with your games and more!

1hr 45mins

12 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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CORE 204: Dating Sims and Gaming Whims

Our followup our dating sim homework is here, and you don't wanna miss it. The next Xbox is called The Xbox. We also know what it looks like. Video Game Awards happened. More shadow tactics, ESO, Builders II, Star Wars Battlefront revisited, Diablo 3 and a LOT more!

2hr 4mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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CORE 178: Skrohawk, or Gamer Disorder according to WHO?

What is gaming disorder, according to the World Health Organization? We talk about it. Also Death Stranding has a release date and a weird new trailer. PlayDate seems interesting but a little pricey. Google is shutting down the Youtube Gaming app. Apex has a bit of a hit in the last two months. Why Jon and Scott love AC:O, and what Elswyr has to offer right now. Beau is back hardcore into Path of Exile. Your emails and more!

2hr 5mins

30 May 2019

Rank #9

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CORE 187: A-Qhira Matata

Kids and eSports...should that be a thing? We argue all sides of that question as Fortnite money washes over a 16 year old winner. We talk about Qhira, and all the games we are playing this week.

1hr 55mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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CORE 188: No Man's Rebel Galaxy

Phil Spencer talks big talka bout Cloud gaming and we talk about it too. Solo mode and lootboxes are in the news! Diablo 4 hints galore. Rebel Galaxy, No Man's Sky updates, and so much more!

1hr 45mins

16 Aug 2019

Rank #11

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CORE 176: All the Rage

What we think of Rage 2, and we go deep. The full list of E3 games is out and ready to look at. Steam Link on iOS happened and it works nice! Some spoiler-free GoT thoughts ahead of the finale. And your calls!

1hr 35mins

16 May 2019

Rank #12

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CORE 202: Top and Bottom Gary

We are ALL over the place tonight, but at the core of CORE, we get into the long hunt for the perfect action RPG. Also, RE3 is getting a remake treatment it seems. Diablo 4 is dropping Ancient Legendaries from the whiteboard. A new segment tonight too! Oh, and why Xcom2 is soooooo good still. We will all play Gloomhaven when it's ready. And a great call from a deep voice tonight.

1hr 55mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #13

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CORE 157: MC Mad Dignified

You know what we are talking about today. Tuck in.

1hr 40mins

14 Dec 2018

Rank #14

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CORE 162: Turn the page

We had a meeting. Today, we talk about that meeting, and the future of CORE.

1hr

7 Feb 2019

Rank #15

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CORE 164: BeAware

Anthem is the big talk tonight, along with lots of thoughts about Bioware's latest. Also, with all this Apex Legends business, many of us are finding out what's happening on Origin. Darkest Dungeon II is coming and that sounds great. Netflix murders to more Marvel shows and more! On CORE tonight!

1hr 45mins

21 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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CORE 203: Start a character and then leave!

RE3 is coming and we have thoughts on that. People cheat, and Blizz ain't having it. What Darksiders Genesis needs. Why Dragon Quest Builders 2 actually works for Scott. Why Jon can't live with his RPG faces. And so much more.

1hr 58mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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CORE 200: Bob knows you can do better

Half-Life Alyx is a thing and we go DEEP on the implications. Anthem might not be done just yet. Path of Exile goes full sequel but not really. Stadia is out and is mixed but interesting. Video Game Awards are kinda...dumb. Fallen Order sounds like it's great with some cracks. And so much more. Listen in and enjoy!

2hr

22 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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CORE 163: Pulled My Pork

We get into why we think Apex Legends came out of nowhere and shook up the whole scene in a week or less. Activision Blizzard laid off 800 people, and we don't think they needed to. We get into it a bit in this episode. And lots more tonight.

1hr 45mins

14 Feb 2019

Rank #19

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CORE 186: Sigma's Foot Bath Water

Frank Pearce leaves Blizzard. What that might mean. Our expectations for The Witcher show. Nintendo said they will fix all your drifting issues. Sigma has no shoes on and we noticed. What we are playing, your emails and more!

1hr 22mins

25 Jul 2019

Rank #20