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DLC is your weekly audio tour of the latest in video games and tabletop entertainment. Hosts Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer are joined every week by the best damn gaming experts on the planet as well as YOUR phone calls! Disagree, Like, or Comment by Direct Live Call-in or in the Designated Lobby Chat! It is the gaming show Decided by Listener Contribution. DLC, the Digital Lifestyle Companion for gamers who Don't Like Cynicism. Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

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DLC is your weekly audio tour of the latest in video games and tabletop entertainment. Hosts Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer are joined every week by the best damn gaming experts on the planet as well as YOUR phone calls! Disagree, Like, or Comment by Direct Live Call-in or in the Designated Lobby Chat! It is the gaming show Decided by Listener Contribution. DLC, the Digital Lifestyle Companion for gamers who Don't Like Cynicism. Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

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I still love Jeff Cannata but I unsubscribed on episode 302.

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Jeff, you will always be a rockstar to me, but I can't be wokescolded any longer. Kudos to you for reaching 300 episodes and best wishes on 300 more. Sadly, it will be without me.

Video game discussions that don’t shy away from industry issues

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Always a positive note, even when the news is not always positive. I can always count on DLC to lift my spirits and set up my week well.

iTunes Ratings

828 Ratings
Average Ratings
716
31
15
17
49

I still love Jeff Cannata but I unsubscribed on episode 302.

By rexrexrex - Sep 05 2019
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Jeff, you will always be a rockstar to me, but I can't be wokescolded any longer. Kudos to you for reaching 300 episodes and best wishes on 300 more. Sadly, it will be without me.

Video game discussions that don’t shy away from industry issues

By Schlaeps - Sep 03 2019
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Always a positive note, even when the news is not always positive. I can always count on DLC to lift my spirits and set up my week well.
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DLC

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DLC is your weekly audio tour of the latest in video games and tabletop entertainment. Hosts Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer are joined every week by the best damn gaming experts on the planet as well as YOUR phone calls! Disagree, Like, or Comment by Direct Live Call-in or in the Designated Lobby Chat! It is the gaming show Decided by Listener Contribution. DLC, the Digital Lifestyle Companion for gamers who Don't Like Cynicism. Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.

Rank #1: 121: Cancel Your Pre-Orders

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Jeff and Christian welcome Shawn Andrich from Gameswithjobs.com back to the show to talk about Quantum Break's disappointing PC port, new secrets revealed in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, Heroes of the Dorm, and the questionable Oculus privacy policy.

In the Playlist, Shawn has been playing Dark Souls 3 and Hyper Light Drifter, Christian puts more time into The Division, and Jeff has lots to say about Ratchet & Clank, Welkin Road, and the Battleborn open beta.

For Tabletop Time, Shawn talks 6 Nimmt, and a listener has an epic Betrayal at House on the Hill tale to share.

All that, plus YOUR emails.

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Apr 11 2016
1 hour 57 mins
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Rank #2: 75: Need For Reboot

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Jeff and Christian welcome Andrew Reiner, the executive editor at Game Informer Magazine to the show this week to discuss a new lawsuit for the Oculus founder, Ultra Street Fighter 4 compatibility, League of Legends' immediate banner policy, Microsoft and Sony's E3 press conference plans, a new Need For Speed, and Star Citizen.

In the Playlist, Andrew described his frustrations with the Witcher 3 Xbox One save glitch, while Jeff describes his love of Witcher 3 gameplay, and Christian warns of Marvel flavored free-to-play shenanigans.

For Tabletop Time, Andrew loves Betrayal at House on the Hill, Christian tries Masquerade and No Thanks, and Jeff whispers his way through Witness.

All that, plus Stories of Glories and Tales of Fails!

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May 26 2015
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #3: 126: Disney Definitely Finite

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Jeff and Christian welcome YouTube and Twitch.tv's own Ali Baker to the show this week to discuss huge numbers of people playing shooters, Disney Infinite going away, the announcement of Civilization VI, and Capcom learning a valuable lesson.

00:26:14 - The Playlist features discussion of Battleborn, Overwatch, DOOM, and Uncharted 4. Plus, Jeff finds the Vive VR holy grail in Vanishing Realms.

01:04:47 - Tabletop Time has discussion of Star Wars Imperial Assault, and other games based on known IP

01:28:07 - Parting Gifts, including Jeff's action short: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2skcpboV5g

01:32:54 - BONUS CONTENT: Jeff and Chistian's extended SPOILER discussion of Uncharted 4

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May 16 2016
2 hours 10 mins
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Rank #4: 45: Come Say Hi To Me!

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Jeff and Christian welcome Andrea Rene from Gametrailers and Gamespot TV to the show this week to talk about Super Smash Bros Wii U, Driveclub's release woes, photo mode in Shadow of Mordor, EVE playing like a speadsheet, porn sites sponsoring eSports teams, and more.

In the Playlist, Andrea has finished Destiny and Shadow of Mordor's story modes, Christian is back to Walking Dead, and Jeff is embarrassed about what he's (not) playing.

For Tabletop Time, we talk about Kig of New York, Dead of Winter, and Splendor, plus whether it is smart to pre-order a board game.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!

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Oct 20 2014
1 hour 44 mins
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Rank #5: 7: Blah, Blah, Blah, Titanfall

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Jeff and Christian welcome Garnett Lee from Weekend Confirmed and 1up Yours to DLC. For his Story of the Week pick, Garnett has NPD numbers and more that lead him to believe that Microsoft might be in danger of falling far behind Sony in the console race. Christian is more disturbed by the proposed Comcast acquisition of Time Warner and what that might mean in absence of Net Neutrality. But Jeff is just too excited about his playtime in the Titanfall Beta to think anything other that that could be SotW. He gushes about piloting giant robots, hacking specters, and double jumping his way around the maps. The guys debate the merits of multiplayer-only games, the danger of micro-transactions in the form of Burn Cards, and more as callers weigh in with their feelings on Titanfall, too. There is also the fact that thousands of people have been playing Pokemon together, and the announcement of a new FPS music game from Harmonix to discuss, before Tabletop Time. Jeff fills the guys in on his experience playing T'zolkin: The Mayan Calendar at Orc Con in Los Angeles, and discusses the evolution of worker-placement games. All that, plus the announcement of DLC's upcoming March Madness! Get your submissions for the tournament games in to dlcfeedback@gmail.com!

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Feb 17 2014
1 hour 49 mins
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Rank #6: 119: Rediscover Vanilla Ice

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Jeff and Christian welcome Patrick Klepek from Kotaku and the Match3 podcast back to the show this week to talk about much of the news he has been reporting, including the fake NX controller, the real PS4.5 update, the people behind torrent uploads, and the debate over Let's Play videos.

In the Playlist, Patrick talks about Stardew Valley and Dark Souls 3, Christian jams out on Rock Band 4, and Jeff hits endgame in The Division.

All that, plus YOUR emails.

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Mar 28 2016
1 hour 44 mins
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Rank #7: 130: E3 2016 Part 1 - EA and Bethesda Press Conferences!

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Jeff and Christian are joined by Xav De Matos to discuss the first day of press conferences for E3 2016! EA kicked things off with their own event, showing Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, and a little Mass Effect Andromeda. But was it enough to wow? Then Bethesda, last year's clear press conference winner, tried to up the ante with Quake Champions, Dishonored 2, and Prey! What were the biggest surprises, and all the highs and lows? Tune in to find out!

Then come back tomorrow as Jeff and Christian welcome a new guest for Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony discussions.

Jun 13 2016
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #8: 6: 2nd Place is the First Loser

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Jeff and Christian welcome Giant Bomb's Scoops himself, Patrick Klepek to DLC this week, and he's the perfect guy to bring up his pick for Story of the Week, the Flappy Bird saga. Not only is Patrick a great video game news man, he also gave a TED X talk about Internet discourse, which makes for the perfect context to discuss Flappy Bird.

Christian brings up the acquisition of game developer Double Helix by Amazon, and what that might mean for a potential upcoming Amazon home console. Jeff is more interested in the recently concluded DICE conference, its Awards, and one DICE talk in particular, focusing on the value of virtual goods in EVE: Online. That leads the guys into discussing Peter Molyneaux's indictment of the new free-to-play version of his own game, Dungeon Keeper, and the news that Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros will only be 2 hours long.

Jeff and Patrick have been playing - and loving - Threes on iOS, and a listener wonders how Patrick gets his "scoops". Then, it is Tabletop Time, and Jeff discusses his very favorite game of all time, Le Havre. All that, plus your phone calls!

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Feb 11 2014
1 hour 44 mins
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Rank #9: 9: On to the Next Person

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Jeff and Christian welcome Phil Kollar from Polygon.com to the show this week. They kick off with Story of the Week, which Phil thinks should be the triumph of Twitch Plays Pokemon finishing Pokemon Red and moving on Pokemon Crystal. Christian thinks that Nintendo shutting down their Wii and DS online servers is the most important story of the week, while Jeff suggests that it is the announcement of Twitch streaming being added to the Xbox One. They also imagine what a Minecraft movie might be, as well as whether a remastered Mass Effect trilogy would be a good thing for the new consoles.

Phil gives his impressions of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and Bravely Default, and Christian has been enjoying Thief 4 on PS4.

Then it is time for the first round of March Madness, as the guys tackle the Cannata Division of the bracket with the help of your live calls and votes. Some intense match-ups and a few underdog winners may surprise you.

Finally, it is Tabletop Time, and Jeff recommends the storytelling game, Tales of the Arabian Nights as an interesting alternative to competitive board games.

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Mar 03 2014
1 hour 41 mins
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Rank #10: 3: William Shatner Mask

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Jeff and Christian welcome video game industry veteran John Davison from First for Gamers to DLC, and kick things off with a spirited discussion on the state of Nintendo in the wake of their disappointing sales forecast for the WiiU. Even better, Garnett Lee from Shacknews and Weekend Confirmed joins in on the debate, as the guys ask what would make you want to buy a WiiU.
Christian thinks the delay of the Batman vs Superman film is a positive thing, while Jeff ponders a potential Superman video game. And Michael Myers in Call of Duty? The guys talk about the new mode and the idea of IP mashups. Then, in light of Hollywood award season, the guys imagine what might make for a great video game awards show. Finally, it is Tabletop Time! John has just gotten on board with the fantastic roll-and-move game, Formula D from Asmodee, while Jeff is still in love with the Brewster's Millions game, Last Will from Rio Grande Games. All that, plus your phone calls!

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Jan 20 2014
1 hour 35 mins
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Rank #11: 106: (Favorite) Game of the Year 2015!

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Jeff and Christian welcome Ben Hansen and Tim Turi from Game Informer to the show to help them work through their top 5 lists of Games of the Year. Is it possible for Jeff and Christian to come to a consensus about the absolute BEST GAME OF 2015?

The episode starts with a rundown of the biggest trends and most important news stories of the year, then the guys talk about all of the very best gaming experiences, as well as underdogs that deserve your attention before 2016 hits. Don't miss this one!

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Dec 28 2015
1 hour 45 mins
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Rank #12: 260: Brock Wilbur: Fallout 76, Red Dead Redemption 2, Pokemon Let's Go Eevee, Hitman 2, Call of Cthulu, Assassin's Creed Odyssey

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Jeff and Christian welcome comedian and game reviewer Brock Wilbur to the show this week to discuss The Game Awards nominees, Sony ditching E3, a disc-less Xbox, and more!

The Playlist: Fallout 76, Call of Cthulu, Red Faction Re-Marstered, Pokemon: Lets Go Eevee; Hitman 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Bulletstorm Remastered

Parting Gifts!

BONUS CONTENT: Jeff and Dave Chen deep dive into Red Dead Redemption 2

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Nov 19 2018
2 hours 45 mins
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Rank #13: 31: Between Pot and Pint

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Jeff and Christian welcome David Walgrave, Producer on Divinity: Original Sin, to DLC this week to talk about understanding what a game developer does, the EVO 2014 fighting game championships, Raiden joining Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7 announced, Hearthstone: Curse of Naxrammas pricing info, and more.

Then in The Playlist, Jeff goes a little crazy praising Divinity: Original Sin, which he calls one of the best games of ever. Christian tries to manage the slurping, but Jeff loves loving the throwback CRPG in all of its glory. Christian has some memories of Aladdin Genesis that he's revisiting himself, too.

For Tabletop Time, David talks about destroying his friends at Dominion, and Jeff is excited to play the newly announced Spiel des Jahres winners.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls.

Links for this episode:

  • Divinity Original Sin
    Original Sin is the latest RPG in the Divinity universe. Divinity: Original Sin concerns two heroes: a condemned warrior released from his chains and a mystic heroine restored to life. The game touts turn-based combat, cooperative multiplayer, a highly interactive world and will ship with a full-fledged modding tool.
  • Larian Studios
    The official website of the creators of the Divinity game series.

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Jul 14 2014
1 hour 41 mins
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Rank #14: 33: Losing Friends to MOBAs

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Jeff and Christian welcome Veronica Belmont to the show to talk about all the big Comic Con news, including the Mako coming back to Mass Effect, a redesign of Batman, the Halo: Nightfall trailer and more. Also, Gamestop customers don't know you can trade in games? A free browser based Catan? Bravely Default sells a million?

In the Playlist, Veronica is loving Tropico 5, Christian level caps the Destiny Beta, and Jeff is doing the Blizzard one-two punch of Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas and Heroes of the Storm Alpha.

In Tabletop Time, Jeff tries to convince Veronica that Monopoly is bad, and brings friends into the hobby with Love Letter and For Sale.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!

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Jul 28 2014
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #15: 34: Uncle George At The Ranch

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Jeff and Christian welcome David Nottingham, the co-founder and creative director at Dynamighty to the show to talk about his upcoming game, Counterspy, his history working at Lucasarts and Rockstar, and his choice to develop at a smaller studio.

In Story of the Week, they talk about EA's new subscription service, EA Access, endgame details for Destiny, Bioshock on iOS, and problems curating the Apple App Store.

In the Playlist, David has been playing Wolfenstein and Christian has been rocking Rogue Legacy on Vita.

For Tabletop Time, David tried Dungeon Dice, and Christian had a party with Knee Jerk.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!

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Aug 04 2014
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #16: 153: Leet F5 Skills

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Jeff and Christian welcome Kahlief Adams from Spawn on Me to the show this week to discuss Classic NES sell-outs, Nintendo Switch pricing rumors, wireless Vive, Telltale Guardians of the Galaxy, and more!

00:35:02 - The Playlist: Dishonored 2, Titanfall 2, PS4 Pro

01:08:37 - VR Talk: Rush of Blood, Headmaster, Thumper, Obduction, Accounting, Soulkeeper VR

01:28:22 - Parting Gifts!

01:33:44 - BONUS CONTENT: Christian interviews Titanfall 2 co-writer

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Nov 14 2016
2 hours 5 mins
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Rank #17: 40: Croissants are 90% Butter

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Jeff and Christian welcome Polygon's Deputy Reviews Editor and StreamFriends Twitch streamer, Phil Kollar back to the show this week to talk about the huge sale of Mojang to Microsoft for $2.5 billion, GTA V coming to next gen, gaming ramifications for iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, the White House GameJam, and much more.

In the Playlist, things get heated as the guys debate the merits of Destiny, now that it has been released to the masses. Is it more fun than it is good? Plus, Phil has been playing ArchAge and Jeff has been playing Fotonica.

For Tabletop Time, Jeff explains building nukes in Manhattan Project.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!

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Sep 15 2014
1 hour 45 mins
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Rank #18: 160: Games of 2017 - BOLD and CRAZY Predictions!

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Jeff and Christian celebrate the show's third anniversary and kick off the beginning of the fourth year of DLC by looking back and looking forward. As is the DLC tradition, Jeff and Christian hold their own feet to the fire by revisiting their 2016 predictions to see what was right and was was wrong. Then it is time to get excited about all the great games coming in 2017! The guys pick their favorites, including Mass Effect Andromeda, Horizon Zero Dawn, Zelda, Red Dead Redemption and more. They finish by making more Bold and Crazy predictions for the new year. What does 2017 have in store for gamers?

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Jan 02 2017
1 hour 41 mins
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Rank #19: 84: Fantasy vs Sci Fi

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Jeff and Christian welcome freelance writer Gita Jackson from the Match3 podcast to the show this week to talk about the new Hearthstone expansion, The Grand Tournament, the debut of Doom multiplayer, a patch for a 10 year old game, Summer Games Done Quick, the ESL adopting drug testing, and more!

In the Playlist, Gita is playing Love Live, Christian loves Not a Hero, and Jeff confesses his Bat-fears with a return to The Witcher 3.

For Tabletop Time, Gita digs Android Netrunner, and talks about Alchemists.

All that, plus your Q's and our A's.

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Jul 27 2015
1 hour 39 mins
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Rank #20: 35: Until We Delete Them

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Jeff and Christian welcome Devindra Hardawar from Venture Beat and the /Filmcast to the show to discuss Twich's crackdown on copyrighted music, Evolve's delay, Fantasy Flight's new X-COM and Star Wars games, the return of the Sierra brand, and more.

In the Playlist, Devindra finished Watch_Dogs, Christian is loving The Swapper and Rogue Legacy, and Jeff is still digging the alpha of Heroes of the Storm.

In Tabletop Time, Jeff has his hands on the 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set and couldn't be more excited about it.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls.

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Aug 11 2014
1 hour 35 mins
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