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The MinnMax Show

Released every Thursday, The MinnMax Show features former Game Informer employees and beyond talking about the week's most exciting games or game industry news before reading feedback from the Patreon community found at patreon.com/minnmax.

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E4Jedi: Fallen Order, Pokémon Sword/Shield, Game Pass - The MinnMax Show

On this week's show, we unload our full thoughts on Star Ward Jedi: Fallen Order from Respawn and how the game compares to Dark Souls. We also do the appropriate amount of venting and celebrating the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield before talking about Microsoft's X019 and the continually absurd value of Xbox Game Pass. After that, we turn the show over to MinnMax's Patreon supporters as we answer some of your best questions from the week. Thanks again for all of your support on Patreon, it's amazing to see MinnMax continue to grow. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.4:25 - Shenmue 38:45 - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order39:20 - Pokémon Sword and Shield1:00:40 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's leaked battle royale mode1:05:45 - Minecraft Earth1:07:50 - Obsidian's Grounded1:09:10 - Age of Empires IV1:11:50 - The future of Xbox Game Pass1:21:35 - Thanks to our biggest supporters1:23:05 - Questions/comments from Patreon2:58:00 - Get A Load Of ThisBuy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merchFollow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxgamesGo behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxgamesFollow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxgamesPlease support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

3hr 9mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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E2Death Stranding, Luigi's Mansion, BlizzCon Reaction - The MinnMax Show

On this week's episode of The MinnMax Show, we pick Suriel's brain for his (spoiler-free) thoughts on Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding and Kyle talks about the ghastly horrors of Luigi's Mansion 3 on the Nintendo Switch. Then we unpack the internet's reaction toward BlizzCon 2019, trying to weigh excitement over Dibalo IV and Overwatch 2 with Blizzard's moves to crack down on free speech from players. We also lighten the mood again by talking about Sakurai's sweet showcase for Terry Bogard in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Our deepest thanks again to everybody that supported us on Patreon and made this entire thing possible! https://www.patreon.com/minnmaxTo jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.1:20 - The Outer Worlds community game club reminder3:09 - Extra Life 2019 back at Game Informer7:53 - Death Stranding26:25 - Luigi's Mansion 336:10 - The reaction to Blizzcon 201945:00 - Diablo IV49:50 - Overwatch 255:45 - Lonely Mountains: Downhill58:55 - Terry Bogard in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate1:09:20 - Thank you to our biggest supporters on Patreon!1:14:18 - Community questions2:24:25 - Kyle start listening here2:55:30 - Get A Load Of This

3hr 4mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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E6The MinnMax Show - The Greatest Games Of The Decade

On this week's episode, we rip off the band-aid and break down our game of the year choices for each year throughout the last decade. This is a fun and sometimes painful stroll down memory lane, we also admit where we were completely wrong in retrospect.Just a reminder, we have our first MinnMax community meetup on Monday, December 9th at 8pm at Bauhaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis. You don't have to be a Patreon supporter to swing by. If you're not in Minneapolis, we're raising money to buy toys for kids stuck in the hospital over the holidays right here - https://www.gofundme.com/f/sweet-toys-for-sick-kids-from-minnmax To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.4:30 - Our 2010 Game of the Year14:35 - Our 2011 Game of the Year24:55 - Our 2012 Game of the Year36:00 - Our 2013 Game of the Year47:10 - Our 2014 Game of the Year57:10 - Our 2015 Game of the Year1:11:05 - Our 2016 Game of the Year1:22:50 - Our 2017 Game of the Year1:31:45 - Our 2018 Game of the Year1:42:50 - Our 2019 Game of the Year... plans1:46:40 - MinnMax's Game of the Decade1:50:15 - Thanks to our biggest supporters1:53:30 - Community questions3:11:19 - Get A Load Of This

3hr 18mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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New PlayStation 5 Vs. Xbox Details, Getting Better, Release Date Wars

The world is surreal, but we're still here to talk about games and have a good time. On this week's show, Imran Khan joins the cohorts to talk about the new details on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Then we talk about ways to get better while working from home and a whole lot more. Thanks for sticking with us, we're not going to stop creating fun content for you.To jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below... 8:20 - PlayStation 5 specs26:25 - New Xbox Series X details30:30 - Doom Eternal34:00 - Tips for getting better during the quarantine53:00 - The corona virus' effect on the game industry58:15 - GameStop is endangering employees and customers1:06:00 - Video game release date match-ups1:27:55 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters1:29:53 - Community questions2:09:50 - Nioh 22:23:45 - Get A Load Of ThisKyle's GALOT - https://twitter.com/chrizmillr/status/1237938838367952897?s=21Suriel's GALOT - https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-03-16-assassins-creed-unity-was-one-of-the-best-selling-games-in-the-world-last-month Imran's GALOT - https://www.ign.com/articles/animal-crossing-devs-are-loving-the-doom-crossovers-with-isabelle-doomguy Hanson's GALOT - https://twitter.com/TJMonticello/status/1239630889501503491?s=20Community GALOTs - https://twitter.com/MimiMoonCosplay/status/1238455388682493958?s=19 https://twitter.com/decafjedi/status/1237890163268714498?s=19 Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier! Get your name on the list right here - https://www.patreon.com/minnmaxIam8bitSeth WalkerBeatenDownBrianThe SmakJawarhelloMark SeligaJesse VitelliZachary PliggeMirko Arico-TorrenoRob Hudak (aka Rook)David Lacolucci

2hr 34mins

19 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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E8The MinnMax Show - The Game Of The Year Debate 2019

Welcome to the biggest show of the year! On this episode, we build up and then whittle down a list of the greatest games from 2019 to create the official ranking for MinnMax. We hope you enjoy the discussion! If you don't like our list, you'll have a chance to fix it on this Saturday in the official MinnMax Discord for Patreon supporters. We'll be calling in community members to share their thoughts on the greatest games released this year.To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.5:25 - Creating the list of contenders18:00 - Whittling down the list1:53:15 - Ranking the Two Tens2:49:00 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters2:53:55 - Community questions3:28:45 - Get A Load Of ThisPlease support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

3hr 40mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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E10The MinnMax Show - 2020 Predictions, Holiday Mop-up, Halo: Infinite

Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this episode, we kick off the new year by announcing the next installment of The Deepest Dive community game club that is fueled by your comments and will be airing on January 22nd. Then we run down a gigantic list of games that we played and enjoyed over the holiday break before making some very bold predictions for the game industry in 2020. From the launch of the PlayStation 5 to the Xbox Series X, we cover it all. We also read a ton of community feedback and questions, thanks for leaving such great stuff at patreon.com/minnmaxTo jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.2:45 - Announcing the next Deepest Dive community game club9:30 - Awesome Games Done Quick11:45 - Resident Evil 615:00 - No Man's Sky19:10 - Return to Jurassic Park24:20 - Deltarune26:25 - Untitled Goose Game29:20 - Heave Ho30:15 - Outer Wilds34:30 - Forza Horizon 4's Eliminator37:30 - A Short Hike39:00 - My Friend Pedro40:00 - Ape Out42:10 - Wargroove43:07 - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order48:50 - Moonlighter54:45 - Wattam57:30 - Afterparty58:00 - Knights and Bikes59:00 - Breath of the Wild1:00:15 - 2020 game industry predictions1:59:15 - Thanking MinnMax's supporters2:02:45 - Community questions2:44:15 - Get A Load Of ThisThanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier!Michael MoranSuperhero Sinema ScoopHyperDotJawarhelloBeatenDownBrianMark SeligaJesse VitelliZachary PliggeMirko Arico-TorrenoNick DeFeoAdam WalkerThe_SmakGreg “FlaminQueso” GriffithJames SmithMarc Charette

2hr 51mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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The MinnMax Show - Call Of Duty: Warzone, Ori, E3 Is Canceled

Welcome back to The MinnMax Show, a good place to forget bad things. On this episode we cover Call of Duty's new stand-alone battle royale game called Warzone, the incredible achievement of Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and the stunning news that E3 2020 has been canceled. In the second half of the show, we're joined by the former host of The Game Informer Show Matt Helgeson to talk about his new music podcast on the MinnMax network called MinnTrax! Please subscribe to it here! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/minntrax/id1501267072To jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below...4:10 - Announcing MinnTrax, our new new music podcast4:35 - Announcing The Celebration of Final Fantasy VII5:50 - Announcing The Deepest Dive for Animal Crossing: New Horizons7:25 - Call of Duty: Warzone24:20 - Ori and the Will of the Wisps34:15 - Ghost of Tsushima36:50 - Half-Life/Black Mesa40:50 - Castlevania Season 346:50 - Murder by Numbers49:30 - Matt Helgeson on the new MinnTrax podcast55:30 - The cancelation of E3 20201:20:28 - The Last of Us on HBO1:28:00 - Horizon Zero Dawn on PC1:30:15 - 2K is creating NFL games again1:32:35 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters1:34:55 - Community questions2:26:08 - Get A Load Of ThisKyle's GALOT - https://twitter.com/kobunheat/status/1230167721813237760?s=21 Hanson's GALOT - https://twitter.com/sid_meier/status/1237755568045129728?s=20 Buy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merchFollow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxshowGo behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxshowFollow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshowPlease support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmaxThanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier! Get your name on the list right here - https://www.patreon.com/minnmaxIam8bitSeth WalkerBeatenDownBrianThe SmakJawarhelloMark SeligaJesse VitelliZachary PliggeMirko Arico-TorrenoRob Hudak (aka Rook)David Lacolucci

2hr 37mins

12 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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The MinnMax Show - Xbox Series X New Details, Mega Man's Future, Sonic Vs. Dragon Quest

Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, Jeff Marchiafva, and Suriel Vazquez talk about the specs for Microsoft's Xbox Series X, Mega Man Zero and ZX, Wayforward's Vitamin Connection, and Star Wars news before taking a turn for Hollywood and comparing the Sonic the Hedgehog movie against the Dragon Quest V adaptation on Netflix. Then we open up the Minnbox and choose our favorite community question of the week and send them a great prize from iam8bit! To submit questions or topics for The MinnMax Show, please consider supporting us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/minnmaxTo jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below...7:30 - New Xbox Series X Details22:10 - Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection38:00 - Vitamin Connection42:00 - Platinum's Project GG45:50 - Harmonix's Fuser46:50 - Kotaku's Star Wars article/High Republic52:55 - Sonic the Hedgehog review1:04:20 - Dragon Quest: Your Story review1:10:20 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters1:14:45 - Community questions2:47:05 - Get A Load Of This2:57:35 - Dragon Quest: Your Story spoilersSuriel's GALOT - https://twitter.com/cobysoftco/status/1232681106186608640?s=19 Kyle's GALOT - https://twitter.com/scottrogowsky/status/1228806939355885575?s=21Hanson's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv0WoKXzcpoThanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier!Superhero Sinema Scoopiam8bitSeth WalkerBeatenDownBrianJawarhelloMark SeligaJesse VitelliZachary PliggeMirko Arico-TorrenoByron BlackChristian KingThe_SmakDavid Lacolucci

3hr 3mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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The MinnMax Show - Call Of Duty Pros, Anthem's Reboot, Dreams Review

On this episode, Ben Hanson and Kyle Hilliard are joined by Ashley Glassel AKA Midnite and Devin Robinson AKA TTinyy to talk about the Minnesota Rokkr Call of Duty eSports team, Red Dead Redemption 2, and what it takes to play Call of Duty professionally. Then we're joined by Jeff Marchiafava and Jack Gardner to talk about Bioware's overhaul of Anthem, Geoff Keighley skipping E3 2020, and the final release of Media Molecule's Dreams. Then we open up the "MinnBox" and answer dozens of great questions from the community. We hope you enjoy the show!To jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below...:30 - Minnesota Rokkr's Midnite and TTinyy on Call of Duty55:45 - Anthem's reboot1:05:50 - E3 2020's struggles1:14:30 - Kunai1:18:25 - Dreams' big release1:35:00 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters1:43:20 - Community questions3:01:20 - Get A Load Of ThisKyle's GALOT - https://twitter.com/the_darklorde/status/1225632961921372161 Hanson's GALOT - https://www.npr.org/2019/01/04/682247286/how-to-dial-911-from-space Cheers Intro - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiJ2SRgN9Zs Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier!Superhero Sinema ScoopIam8bitSeth WalkeeBeatenDownBrianJawarhelloMark SeligaJesse VitelliZachary PliggeMirko Arico-TorrenoByron BlackChristian KingThe_SmakDavid Lacolucci

3hr 13mins

13 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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The MinnMax Show - Final Fantasy VII, Half-Life: Alyx, Tackling Your Backlog Tips

MinnMax's Ben Hanson, Suriel Vazquez, Jeff Marchiafava, and guest Javy Gwaltney share everything they learned about Baldur's Gate 3 and what it's like revisiting BioWare's original games to prepare for the exciting RPG from Larian Studios. Then we all share tips on how to get through your backlog of games while talking about Half-Life 2 and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Kyle Hilliard then joins the show while we rave about the incredible new demo for the Final Fantasy VII Remake and new gameplay for Half-Life: Alyx. Then we open up the Minnbox and award the iam8bit question of the week! You can win a prize and help make the show better by supporting us on Patreon and leaving a question! https://www.patreon.com/minnmaxTo jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below...5:00 - GDC's cancellation7:50 - PAX East highlights13:45 - Baldur's Gate 326:00 - Tackling your backlog tips35:00 - Kentucky Route Zero47:20 - Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot55:50 - Bloodroots59:15 - Final Fantasy VII Remake1:09:35 - Half-Life: Alyx1:22:46 - Granblue Fantasy: Versus1:32:20 - Valorant1:35:20 - Stadia's new studio1:37:10 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters1:41:30 - Community questions2:47:50 - Get A Load Of ThisSuriel's GALOT - https://twitter.com/boy_aloud/status/1234166868102959106?s=19 Hanson's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izxXGuVL21o Kyle's GALOT - https://twitter.com/imranzomg/status/1234026694647746560?s=20 Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier!Iam8bitSeth WalkerBeatenDownBrianThe SmakJawarhelloMark SeligaJesse VitelliZachary PliggeMirko Arico-TorrenoRob Hudak (aka Rook)David LacolucciBuy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merchFollow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxshowGo behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxshowFollow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshowPlease support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

2hr 57mins

5 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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E7The MinnMax Show - The MinnMax Awards 2019

We're proud to introduce The MinnMax Awards! On this week's episode, we're happy to air our big debate in its entirety as we lock down the winner and runner-up for a cavalcade of categories. Please let us know what we got wrong... maybe you'll have a chance to fix it in the future. Next week on the show we'll be tackling our full Game of the Year discussions in a similar format. We hope you enjoy this big episode!You can still donate for us to buy toys and games for kids stuck in the hospital over the holidays right here - https://www.gofundme.com/f/sweet-toys-for-sick-kids-from-minnmaxTo jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.9:15 - The Biggest News45:12 - The “Oh, that came out this year?" Award1:03:26 - The Game We All Agree is Probably Good But We Didn’t Play1:15:28 - Dumbest Thing1:32:40 - Favorite Thing1:50:30 - Best Podcast Game2:02:00 - The Honorary "Good Job, Capcom" Award2:12:47 - The Greatest Work Of Art Of All Time For 20192:17:10 - The Most Aggressively Mediocre Game2:22:55 - Best Character2:32:00 - Best Moment3:03:40 - Thanks To Our Biggest Patreon Supporters3:07:40 - Community Questions3:31:35 - Get A Load Of This

3hr 41mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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The MinnMax Show - Last Of Us 2 Predictions, Escape From Tarkov, Wolcen

Welcome back to The MinnMax Show podcast! On this episode, we try to alleviate the loss of PlayStation at PAX East by talking about the gameplay and sharing our best predictions for Naughty Dog's swan song for the PlayStation 4 The Last of Us Part 2. Jeff Marchiafava talks about some exciting indie games on Game Pass, we try to wrap our minds around Escape from Tarkov and Wolcen, and Suriel Vazquez pines for Blizzard's StarCraft: Ghost. For the back half of the show, we open the Minnbox and answer questions submitted on Patreon.com/MinnMax!To jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below...5:00 - Suriel's trip to Japan11:55 - The Last of Us Part 2 predictions31:00 - Sea Salt34:40 - Bleeding Edge/Ninja Theory40:45 - Escape from Tarkov48:50 - StarCraft: Ghost51:55 - Wolcen: Lords of Shadow55:25 - Wizard of Legend59:40 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters1:07:25 - Community Minnbox2:12:30 - GALOTJeffM's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeGVeBWECu8Suriel's GALOT - https://twitter.com/scienceshitpostHanson's GALOT - https://twitter.com/waxpancake/status/1228563391804928000 Kyle's GALOT - https://twitter.com/bradbirda113/status/1228851110690975745 Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier!Superhero Sinema ScoopIam8bitSeth WalkerBeatenDownBrianJawarhelloMark SeligaJesse VitelliZachary PliggeMirko Arico-TorrenoByron BlackChristian KingThe_SmakDavid LacolucciBuy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merchFollow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxshowGo behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxshowFollow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshowPlease support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

2hr 19mins

20 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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E5The MinnMax Show - Half-Life: Alyx, Visiting Valve, 2019's Best Game Music

Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! We have a very special episode this week as we're joined by music expert/podcaster Emily Reese to talk about her journey to Valve to play Half-Life: Alyx and record podcasts with the audio team. We also couldn't ask for a better guest to join us in raking our favorite video game tracks from 2019, you can check out the timestamps below if you miss the name of the song. We also talk a bit about MinnMax's first community meetup that will be on December 9th at 8pm at Bauhaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Then we're joined by Jeff Marchiafava to answer a mountain of wonderful questions from the Patreon community.Learn more about Emily Reese's podcast/Patreon here - https://www.patreon.com/Level Or you can watch our video profile on her from Game Informer here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jzUQcwFFQY To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.4:20 - Visiting Valve11:20 - Half-Life: Alyx25:30 - The MinnMax meetup on 12/9/19 at Bauhaus Brew Labs28:50 - Our favorite game music tracks from 201929:20 - Control - Poets of the Gods' Take Control31:15 - Kingdom Hearts III - Mount Olympus (Field)35:00 - Borderlands 3 - Main Menu38:00 - Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Main Theme42:29 - Vane - Metamorphosis45:15 - Heaven's Vault - Under the Eye of Kibenya47:28 - Pokémon Sword and Shield - Gym Leader Battle Music50:30 - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes - Mansion52:50 - Cadence of Hyrule - Windmill57:12 - 11-11: Memories Retold - Harry's Voyage59:00 - The Outer Worlds - Main Menu Theme1:05:00 - Death Stranding - Low Roar's Don't Be So Serious1:10:00 - Sayonara Wild Hearts - Mine1:12:45 - Ace Combat 7 - Charge Assault1:19:57 - Thanks to our biggest supporters1:24:19 - Questions/comments from Patreon2:35:30 - Get A Load Of This

2hr 43mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Doom Eternal, Half-Life: Alyx, Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! It's one of the biggest weeks of the year for game releases and we're excited to break it all down with you. On this episode, Ben Hanson, Jeff Marchiafava, Kyle Hilliard, and Suriel Vazquez are joined by former Game Informer managing editor Matt Bertz. We talk about playing Id's new masterpiece Doom Eternal, how Valve pulled off a miracle by releasing Half-Life: Alyx in VR, and we touch on Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Definitely check out The Deepest Dive on Animal Crossing for a much more thorough discussion of the game. Then we award the iam8bit question of the week to our favorite comment left on Patreon.com/MinnMax!To jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below... 4:40 - Doom Eternal19:50 - Paper Beast20:40 - Half-Life: Alyx44:00 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons50:00 - Call of Duty: Warzone53:25 - Control's Foundation DLC59:25 - Wasteland 31:02:40 - The Division 2: Warlords of New York1:03:40 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters1:06:05 - Community questions2:04:33 - GALOTKyle's GALOT - https://twitter.com/reggie/status/1233483672864600068?s=21 JeffM's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbspIYr-Sc&feature=youtu.be Suriel's GALOT - https://twitter.com/bugoffs/status/1242234442174750722 Hanson's GALOT - http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2020/03/rumourgodofwarpcportspeculationfuelledbymissinglabel Community GALOT - https://twitter.com/SinghLions/status/1240686550939136003?s=19 Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier! Get your name on the list right here - https://www.patreon.com/minnmaxIam8bitSeth WalkerBeatenDownBrianThe SmakJawarhelloMark SeligaJesse VitelliZachary PliggeMirko Arico-TorrenoRob Hudak (aka Rook)David Lacolucci

2hr 13mins

26 Mar 2020

Rank #14

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The MinnMax Show - Our Top 5 SNES Games, Rockstar, WarCraft III

On this episode of The MinnMax Show podcast, we welcome Ana Diaz (@analikespikachu) to help us rank our five favorite Super Nintendo games of all time. We all have a lovely time talking about Earthbound, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, and a whole lot more. Before we go retro, we cover the wild news of Dan Houser leaving Rockstar and what Kyle thinks of Zombie Army 4. In the back half of the show, we celebrate our new supporter iam8bit and are proud to announce the return of Question of the Week! If you'd like to submit a question or topic and potentially win an amazing item from iam8bit, please support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/minnmaxTo jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below... 4:30 - Final Fantasy VII Remake6:20 - Rodeo Stampede8:15 - Dan Houser Leaving Rockstar11:00 - Zombie Army 4: Dead War14:50 - Reggie Fils-Aimé podcast report21:20 - Our top 5 SNES games23:20 - Harvest Moon29:10 - Secret of Mana33:30 - Earthbound44:00 - EVO: Search for Eden46:30 - Super Mario Kart51:20 - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past57:10 - Metal Warriors59:45 - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest1:03:30 - Super Mario World1:08:10 - Donkey Kong Country1:12:15 - Super Metroid1:18:50 - Yoshi's Island1:26:50 - Mega Man X1:33:39 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters1:41:00 - Community questions1:43:00 - WarCraft III Reforged3:03:45 - Get A Load Of ThisKyle's GALOT - https://twitter.com/JosephGlass/status/1208754712079732738?s=20 JeffM's GALOT - http://www.citypages.com/news/minnesota-hates-wisconsin-loves-canada-and-cant-follow-instructions/567432261 Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier! Superhero Sinema ScoopIam8bitSeth WalkerBeatenDownBrianJawarhelloMark SeligaJesse VitelliZachary PliggeMirko Arico-TorrenoByron BlackChristian KingThe_SmakDavid LacolucciBuy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merchFollow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxshowGo behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxshowFollow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshowPlease support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

3hr 15mins

6 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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E3Mass Effect's Future, Death Stranding, Disco Elysium - The MinnMax Show

On this week's episode of The MinnMax Show, we're joined by Javy Gwaltney to talk BioWare and the future of the Mass Effect series. After that, we talk about Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding (PlayStation provided several of our copies) and Disco Elysium on PC. Then we dive into some wonderful community questions! If you want to contribute to the community questions, please consider supporting us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/minnmaxTo jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.9:45 - The future of Mass Effect25:30 - Death Stranding53:26 - Pistol Whip56:11 - Disco Elysium1:02:45 - Thanks to MinnMax's biggest Patreon supporters1:04:04 - Community questions2:30:24 - Get A Load Of This

2hr 43mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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E9The MinnMax Show - The Community's Favorite Games Of 2019

Merry Christmas, MinnMax supporters! You've been so generous with your support this year, we wanted to say thanks by releasing an episode over the holidays. On this very special episode, we're reunited with both Elise Favis and Javy Gwaltney as we call up wonderful community members in the exclusive Discord to learn which games we overlooked this year. If you enjoy this episode, please consider sharing it with a friend! We'll be taking next week off, but there will be some content released on MinnMax's YouTube channel.To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.:20 - Elise Favis on The Washington Post and friendship12:30 - Spoiler-free Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker impressions15:20 - Fortnite17:30 - The Outer Wilds24:45 - Luigi's Mansion 329:50 - Trails of Cold Steel 333:10 - Slay the Spire38:00 - Teamfight Tactics40:45 - Untitled Goose Game44:15 - Observation48:00 - The Division 252:25 - Monster Hunter World: Iceborne58:30 - The Surge 21:00:55 - Streets of Rogue1:05:10 - Thanking the community's biggest supporters1:07:10 - Community questions1:07:35 - Disco Elysium1:12:05 - More community questions1:54:25 - Get A Load Of This

2hr 12mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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The MinnMax Show - Kakarot Review, Witcher 3, Knights And Bikes On Switch

Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! For the first section of the podcast, we talk about CyberConnect 2's Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Tokyo Mirage Sessions on Switch, and Darwin Project before jumping into wonderful community questions alongside developer Rex Crowle from Knights and Bikes, LittleBigPlanet, and Tearaway acclaim!To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.1:50 - The Deepest Dive on Chrono Trigger5:15 - Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot38:30 - Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore46:45 - Darwin Project53:10 - The Witcher 3 on Switch57:55 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters59:55 - Rex Crowle on Knights and Bikes1:11:20 - Community questions with Rex Crowle1:34:30 - Community questions without Rex Crowle2:20:55 - Get A Load Of ThisSuriel's GALOT - https://twitter.com/bfod/status/1219859832796274688?s=19 Kyle Hilliard's GALOT - https://twitter.com/snorkpu/status/1219062910342725632?s=20 Ben Hanson's GALOT - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/technology/clearview-privacy-facial-recognition.html Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier!Michael MoranSuperhero Sinema ScoopHyperDotJawarhelloBeatenDownBrianMark SeligaJesse VitelliZachary PliggeMirko Arico-TorrenoNick DeFeoAdam WalkerThe_SmakGreg “FlaminQueso” GriffithJames SmithMarc Charette

2hr 37mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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The MinnMax Show - Our 5 Most Anticipated Games Of 2020

On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, Jeff Marchiafava, and Suriel Vazquez break down their most anticipated games of 2020. We cover everything from Cyberpunk 2077 to the remake of Final Fantasy VII. As Kyle puts it, these are the five games that we would grab first if they were all stacked in front of us. Then we answer some wonderful questions from Patreon supporters, thanks for leaving us so many great questions and comments every week!To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below. :40 - The Deepest Dive on Chrono Trigger2:55 - Checking in on Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot5:16 - Yakuza: Like A Dragon10:00 - Dying Light 213:30 - Little Nightmares 215:50 - Cyberpunk 207723:25 - Final Fantasy VII Remake37:15 - Biomutant39:40 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons42:40 - Guilty Gear Strive49:00 - Watch Dogs Legion53:30 - Gods & Monsters58:39 - Call of Duty's Battle Royale1:01:45 - No More Heroes 31:06:00 - Ghost of Tsushima1:12:00 - Resident Evil 31:14:30 - Half-Life Alyx1:16:10 - More exciting games in 20201:39:05 - Thanking our community's biggest Patreon supporters1:42:40 - Community questions2:44:50 - Get A Load Of ThisJeffM's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoqu5SEFqRI Suriel's GALOT - https://screencraft.org/2020/01/07/screenwriting-wisdom-from-j-j-abrams/ and the Polygon article on the Kinect - https://www.polygon.com/2020/1/14/21064608/microsoft-kinect-history-rise-and-fallKyle's GALOT - https://twitter.com/DiGiorno/status/1216885009254055939 Hanson's GALOT - https://www.wired.com/2007/09/mecca-in-orbit/ Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier!Michael MoranSuperhero Sinema ScoopHyperDotJawarhelloBeatenDownBrianMark SeligaJesse VitelliZachary PliggeMirko Arico-TorrenoNick DeFeoAdam WalkerThe_SmakGreg “FlaminQueso” GriffithJames SmithMarc Charette Buy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merchFollow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxshowGo behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxshowFollow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshowPlease support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

2hr 56mins

16 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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Final Fantasy VII Remake, PS5 Controller, Writing LEGO Games

Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this week's episode, we share out gut reaction to Sony's reveal of the PlayStation 5 controller called the DualSense and share spoiler-free impressions of Final Fantasy VII Remake. Then we're joined by Griffin Newman (Blank Check podcast, The Tick) and Graham Goring (LEGO City Undercover, LEGO The Force Awakens) to talk about the cultural impact of the LEGO games and the process of writing film parodies within video games. Then we open up the Minnbox and award the iam8bit question of the week! You can win a prize and help make the show better by supporting us on Patreon and leaving a question! https://www.patreon.com/minnmaxTo jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below... 0:00 - MinnMax's new theme song composed by Chris Tilton (SimCity, Fringe, Assassin's Creed Unity)1:25 - The Deepest Dive on Final Fantasy VII Remake4:00 - PlayStation 5's DualSense controller21:00 - Phil Spencer on IGN's Unlocked podcast25:45 - Google Stadia28:15 - Final Fantasy VII Remake37:15 - Half-Life: Alyx39:10 - Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire42:00 - Lost Cities43:50 - Raptor46:20 - Griffin Newman and Graham Goring on the impact of LEGO Games1:40:00 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters1:43:45 - Community questions2:43:30 - Get A Load Of ThisJeffM's GALOT - https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/star-wars-just-resolved-return-132300545.html Suriel's GALOT - https://kotaku.com/super-mario-64s-glitchy-smoke-has-been-fixed-after-24-y-1842714470 Hanson's GALOT - https://twitter.com/mattjonesisdead/status/674488496560713728Kyle's GALOT - https://twitter.com/ManMadeMoon/status/1246828461622091777 Community GALOT - https://mobile.twitter.com/agentbizzle/status/1247629393117106177 Buy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merchFollow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxshowGo behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxshowFollow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshowPlease support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmaxThanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier! Get your name on the list right here - https://www.patreon.com/minnmaxiam8bitEasy Going GamingJawarhelloSeth WalkerThe SmakMark SeligaJesse VitelliMirko Arico-TorrenoZachary PliggeLudwig RoqueJames SmithSteve BamdadDavid LacolucciRob Hudak (aka Rook)YarrowMichael JacquesCameron Wardlaw

2hr 52mins

9 Apr 2020

Rank #20