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GameXplain Real Talk Podcast

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GX helps

By Drell12345 - Oct 17 2018
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GX helps when I dont feel like listening to music and helps keep me up to date with video game news

The best of Gaming

By DenzelthePencil - Apr 30 2018
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Very informative, entertaining, and awesome!!! Keep the hard work Derrick, Ash, Andre, and Tom!!!!

iTunes Ratings

252 Ratings
Average Ratings
222
17
8
2
3

GX helps

By Drell12345 - Oct 17 2018
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GX helps when I dont feel like listening to music and helps keep me up to date with video game news

The best of Gaming

By DenzelthePencil - Apr 30 2018
Read more
Very informative, entertaining, and awesome!!! Keep the hard work Derrick, Ash, Andre, and Tom!!!!
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GameXplain Real Talk Podcast

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Rank #1: Real Talk - Episode 155: Andre, the Living Commenter

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In Episode 155, we talk Crash Team Racing's new microtransactions, our impressions of Hero in Smash Ultimate, EA's lack of faith in the Switch, Iwata-san's possible localization, the Game Trials program, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What indie developer would we want to work on a Nintendo game?
2) What would we want from a new 2D Mario game?
3) Has a demo ever changed our opinion on a game?

Bonus Game! Guess the Review Score!
Aug 05 2019
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #2: Real Talk 01 - Beat The Dragon

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We finally made a Podcast! In our first episode, we discuss a TON of things, including the news that Mother 3 might be coming to the US, Undertale potentially coming to Nintendo platforms, Detective Pikachu being episodic, Nintendo's deal with Universal Studios extending to Japan--and more. We also start off with some non-gaming talk about what we've been up to this past week, including TV Shows we've been watching.

Major Topics Include:
1) What's the history of Andre, Derrick, and Ash joining GameXplain?
2)What game got us into gaming?
3)SNES games we'd like to see remastered
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Feb 08 2016
1 hour 50 mins
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Rank #3: Real Talk - Episode 154: Nintendo is Eternally DOOMed

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In Episode 154, we talk about the Joy-Con drifting issues affecting the Switch and Nintendo's response to them, the release of a new Japanese book looking back on the life of Satoru Iwata, the surprise announcement of Rockman X DiVE for mobile, Team Chaos winning Splatoon 2's final Splatfest, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Should games be priced differently according to metrics like content, genre, and graphics, or is it purely down to the player to decide if a game is worth $60 to them?
2) Has a game's graphics and/or art style ever been the sole basis for our becoming interested or disinterested in playing it?
3) What are our thoughts on shelling out more cash for special and collector's editions of games, and what are the best special editions we own?
Jul 30 2019
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #4: Real Talk 02 - Donkey Kong's Family Tree

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In Episode 2 of GameXplain Real Talk, we discuss some non-gaming news, like Deadpool and Sea Lions, games we've been playing including Metroid Zero Mission, Fire Emblem Fates, and The Witness, then touch on news like GameTrailers shutting down, Sonic getting a live-action movie in 2018, a new Yooka-Laylee character, and more!

Major Topics Include:
1) Should the Nintendo NX hardware be updated annually like Apple devices?
2)What is one dead or forgotten series that you would like to see brought back?
3)Which game universe do you wish you lived in?
4)What game that you were excited about, but ultimately were disappointed in?
Feb 15 2016
1 hour 33 mins
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Rank #5: Real Talk - Episode 134: X(Box) Gonna Give It To Ya

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In Episode 134, we talk about the charming delay of Untitled Goose Game, Shovel Knight: King of Card's own delay, the lack of DLC Palutena's Guidances in Smash Ultimate, new rumors surrounding XBox games on the Switch, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What Nintendo sequel improved most over its predecessor?
2) Who is our favorite incarnation of Link?
3) Where do we see ourselves in 5 years?
Feb 25 2019
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #6: 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
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #7: Real Talk - Episode 133: 99 Problems But Tetris Ain’t One

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In Episode 133, we talk about Tetris 99's surprise release, Hollow Knight's sequel getting announced, Activision Blizzard laying off over 800 employees, Capcom releasing a ton of music to Spotify, and more!

Major topics include:
1) Do we prefer shorter or longer games?
2) What's it like for us to cover Nintendo Directs?
3) What games would be improved by only changing the art style?
Feb 18 2019
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #8: Real Talk - Episode 113: The Great Switch RPG Rumble

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In Episode 113, we talk about Octopath Traveler's massive sales, the new Dark Souls Collection, Grandia 1 & 2 coming to Nintendo Switch, Elma in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Devil May Cry 5's release date, and more!

Major topics include:

1)What RPGs do we want remade on Switch?
2)Was the loss of Rare a problem for Nintendo?
3)What do we prefer about other console makers?
Aug 27 2018
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #9: 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
58 mins
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Rank #10: Real Talk - Episode 111: Eternally DOOMed to Bad Box Art

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In Episode 111, we talk about the new Mega Man cartoon, Doom Eternal coming to Switch, the Sonic movie plot outline, the progress of Dragon Quest XI for Switch, King K. Rool as a name, and more!

Major topics include:

1)What should box art convey to consumers? What are good and bad examples?
2)Why do we cover leaks?
3)The first final boss we ever defeated
Aug 13 2018
2 hours 9 mins
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Rank #11: Real Talk - Episode 80: It's Chaos, Be Kind

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In Episode 80 we talk about the closure of Visceral Games, the Switch's US sales, the reveal of Fire Emblem Warriors' DLC, the Switch 4.0 update, and BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle coming to the Switch.

Major Topics include:
1)What defines a Metroidvania?
2)How are we affected by Nintendo's review policies?
3)What's our top 5 PS1 games?
Oct 23 2017
1 hour 59 mins
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Rank #12: Real Talk - Episode 128: Church of Kong

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In Episode 128, we talk about Kingdom Hearts 3 holding back its Epilogue and Secret Ending as an update, Bungie and Activision's split, Blue Toad returning in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, the misinterpretations of Nintendo President Furukawa's statements, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What's something we want from tech to make our lives easier?
2) Do we really need a Direct in January?

Bonus Game! Donkey Kong Enemies: True or False?
Jan 14 2019
1 hour
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Rank #13: Real Talk - Episode 109: Adventures in Accessories

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In Episode 109, we talk about the Spyro Reignited Trilogy's possible Switch port, Torch Man's reveal in Mega Man 11, the hint of Mega Man X9, Mario Kart's new Hot Wheels toys, the strange Gym requirements in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Eevee, and more!

Major topics include:

1)Our thoughts on disability representation in gaming
2)What are some of our favorite gaming accessories?
3)Do we want more Sonic content like the Mania Adventures shorts?
Jul 23 2018
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #14: Real Talk - Episode 76: A Little Longer For You

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In Episode 76 we catch up with 2 weeks worth of news including Doom on Switch, Okami HD NOT on Switch, SNES Classic's availability, the connection between NES Golf on the Switch and Iwata, the new Pokémon trailer, and the new Roll design in Mega Man and what that could potentially mean.

Major Topics include:
1)How do we feel about loot boxes in games?
2)What music do we listen to while we work?
3)Our favorite Fall festivities
4)Do creators work better with or without constraints?
5)Our favorite Nintendo game on each Nintendo console
Sep 25 2017
1 hour 59 mins
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Rank #15: Real Talk - Episode 112: Organizational Hazard

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In Episode 112, we talk about Diablo 3 coming to the Switch, the possibility of Overwatch on Switch, Team Sonic Racing's new characters, Spyro: Reignited Trilogy's delay, and more!

Major topics include:

1)What's the worst part of our favorite games?
2)What's the weirdest thing we've done while our head was on autopilot?
Aug 21 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #16: Real Talk - Episode 9

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In Episode 9 of GameXplain Real Talk, we discuss Miitomo and My Nintendo, more PS4k rumors, the FFXV Uncovered Event, Marin coming to Hyrule Warriors Legends and more!

Major Topics Include:
1) Favorite Arcade Games
2)Favorite Final Fantasy game
3)What was our college experience like?
Apr 04 2016
1 hour 38 mins
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Rank #17: Real Talk - Episode 131: Counting the Darkness

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In Episode 131, we talk about the release of Piranha Plant in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Switch's success in 2018, Dr. Mario World on mobile, Resident Evil 2's sales success, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What were some WiiWare games that stood out to us?
2) What would we change/improve about a genre?

Bonus Game! How many times is darkness said in each Kingdom Hearts?
Feb 04 2019
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #18: Real Talk - Episode 75: Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Peach

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In Episode 75 we talk about LA Noire coming to the Switch, Mario no longer being a plumber, Peach's new Cappy crown in Super Mario Odyssey, and the file size of Resident Evil Revelations on Switch.

Major Topics include:
1)What's our process of analyzing trailers?
2)What games did our opinions change on?
3)What other last gen ports would we like to see on Switch?
Sep 11 2017
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #19: Real Talk - Episode 130: Tom’s Five Alarm Fire

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In Episode 130, we talk about our spoiler-free impressions of Kingdom Hearts 3, Metroid Prime 4's delay and transfer to Retro Studios, Nintendo Indie Highlights, Detective Pikachu 2 already in the works, the Switch's sales success, and more!

Major topics include:
1) What makes a good indie game?
2) What game did we play a ton of as a kid but could never beat?

Bonus Game! Guess the Speed Run Time!
Jan 28 2019
1 hour 12 mins
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Rank #20: 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
1 hour 29 mins
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