Player One Podcast

Player One Podcast

Player One Podcast




666: Podcast of the Beast

Aug 12, 2019 2:07:38


This week! Just about 13 years after we started, we have reached the episode number of the beast. And to celebrate, we give you a list of 13—though not at all ranked in any particular order at all—spooky, scary, evil games. Special guest this week: Satan. Join us, won’t you? Show includes: Haunting Starring Polterguy […]

665: If It’s on a Computer It’s Called a Program

Aug 6, 2019 1:29:54


This week! Mixer deals, Crash microtransactions, Outer Worlds Switch, Tempest 4000, CJ’s stuff arrives, tightening up the graphics on level 3, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Ninja goes Mixer exclusive Crash Team Racing to add microtransactions Outer Worlds coming to Switch EA’s Switch Stance Picross: Lord of the Nazarick […]

664: Monster Closet Corridor Shooters

Jul 29, 2019 1:40:51


This week! We’re going to PAX West, Doom rereleased on everything, please log into to continue, Bloodstained, Picross: Lord of the Nazarick, kids and screen time, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Bethesda releases classic Doom games on everything Bethesda to remove B.Net login requirement The memes of the […]

663: Just a Bucket and Towel Is All You Need

Jul 23, 2019 1:37:14


This week! Greg has electricity problems, the standard Nintendo Switch gets more battery life, Comic-Con trailers and toys, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Dandy Dungeon, Eagle Island, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Luigi’s Mansion coming out on Halloween New model of the standard Switch adds battery life New Joycon colors […]

662: Obnoxious Beeps and Buzzes

Jul 16, 2019 1:42:01


This week! More details emerge on the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, Nintendo announces a Lite Switch, Phil makes a Cuphead twitter joke, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Tetris 99, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: New Coke Max Headroom Video Pirate in Chicago TurboGrafx-16 Mini Gets A Release Date And Full Game Lineup […]

661: Humans Make Noises

Jul 9, 2019 1:30:40


This week! CJ’s moving, Alan Wake back at Remedy, Outset Island discovered, Metroidvanias, Mario Maker 2, Stranger Things 3: The Game, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Remedy buys back Alan Wake from Microsoft Corpse Killer Limited Run River City Girls announced Shantae 5 – […]

660: Makin’ It Great

Jul 2, 2019 1:29:42


This week! Super Mario Maker 2, EVE Online in ChAoS, CJ is the best captain in Star Trek Bridge Crew, Virtua Racing, the Dragon Quest Builders 2 demo, Keanu Reeves is Canadian(?) and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Trade tariffs could increase console costs in the US Sol Seraph – […]

659: Then There’s The Cat Picture

Jun 25, 2019 1:47:06


This week! All the news happened at E3 so this week it’s more about games, including Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Catan, Cadence of Hyrule, Dauntless, Collection of Mana and so much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Budweiser’s America Mountain Dew Liberty Brew Dr Mario World coming July 10 Toys R Us […]

658: Quadruple-E

Jun 18, 2019 1:55:53


This week! We spend the entire episode going through our lists of the 10 or so things each of us are most excited about coming out of E3. And we cap it with some of the less exciting aspects. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Banjo-Kazooie in Smash reveal Last batch of backwards-compatible games […]

WELCO METOT HENEX TLEVEL – Revenge of the Ninja

Jun 15, 2019


Developer: Wolf Team Publisher: Renovation Release: 1993 I’m not sure if this is just a personal blind spot or if it has to do with the side of the globe I grew up on, but whenever I think about laserdisc games in the arcade my thoughts immediately go to Dragon’s Lair, it’s sequel and spin-off, […]

657: Don’t Give A Sh**, Will Give A Shot

Jun 11, 2019 1:36:09


This week! It’s E3 time, so we spend the majority of the show talking about what happened up until after the Xbox briefing. Google Stadia, iOS 13 PS4/XBO controller support, Pokémon, The Pirate Movie, Aladdin, a big chat about the Xbox briefing, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: iOS 13 […]

656: If I Light This, Is It A Molotov Cocktail

Jun 4, 2019 1:49:09


This week! It’s not E3 yet but we’ve got some Pokémon news, Xbox Game Pass for PC, 14 Xbox Games Studios game announcements coming, a Ghostbusters remaster, Contra stuff, Trover Saves the Universe, Oregon Trail (what?), Void Bastards, The Outer Wilds, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Death Stranding trailer […]

655: The Crank Is Solely For Gameplay Purposes

May 27, 2019 1:16:29


This week! Sonic movie delays, Panic’s Playdate handheld, more about A Plague Tale: Innocence, Crackdown 3, Realm Royale, Everybody’s Golf VR, Angry Birds VR, the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Sonic Movie delayed to February Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer Masters of the Universe trailer Tardy […]

654: I Hate The Phrase Best Intentions

May 21, 2019 1:41:24


This week! Indie game developer Benjamin Rivers joins us to chat games and news, including: Microsoft and Sony team up, new Mario Maker 2 details, Genesis Mini lineup additions, Epic Games Store’s growing pains, Mortal Kombat 11, A Plague Tale: Innocence, Beetle Adventure Racing, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: […]


May 18, 2019


Developer: Absolute Entertainment Publisher: Absolute Entertainment Release: 1994 There aren’t a lot of American Sega CD games I haven’t played much of, but I somehow completely overlooked RDF. The copy I have in my collection is actually a pre-release burn from the EGM vault, and not a retail version. My first thought upon firing up […]

653: What Do You Get For 95th Place?

May 14, 2019 1:26:29


This week! Loot box legislation comes to the U.S., EA Access coming to PS4, the video game cartoons that never were, a Predator game uncloaks, we get another tease of that Final Fantasy VII remake, plus Shakedown Hawaii, Ninja Gaiden, Manhunter: New York and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of Interest: I […]

652: React to the Reaction

May 7, 2019 1:40:13


This week! Things not liked on the internet must be changed. Plus: New Earthworm Jim, Phil buys the Kunio-kun collection, Greg finishes some retro games, and CJ continues his pirate life in Sea of Thieves. You know, the usual stuff. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Intellivision announces new Earthworm Jim exclusive developed by […]

651: Popeye (He’s A Magic Man)

Apr 30, 2019 1:41:28


This week! Japan trips, crunch time, Box-Boy + Box-Girl, Dig Dog, Picross S3, Marvel Cinematic Universe (no spoilers), and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Seeing Stars at the Detective Pikachu Premiere PS4 approaches 100 million sales Next-gen PlayStation at least a year away Nintendo not revealing new hardware at E3 […]

650: Two Or Three Balance Patches From Being Good

Apr 23, 2019 1:34:12


This week! Details on the PlayStation 5 emerge, Microsoft makes the All-Digital Xbox One a reality, Nintendo makes transferring saves between Switches a thing, plus Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Adrift, Steamworld Dig 2, Dreams Early Access and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Sony tells Wired some things about PlayStation 5 Digital […]

649: Turns Out You’ve Gotta Build It Yourself

Apr 16, 2019 1:33:09


This week! CJ’s out so Greg and Phil get Ben Rivers and Rich Grisham to guest and talk Star Wars, PSN ID changes, Final Fantasy XIII, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, MLB The Show 19, LABO VR, Yakuza 6 and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Benjamin Rivers Inc. Home Alone […]

648: Help Filling Your Stud Meter

Apr 9, 2019 1:29:00


This week! Anthem exposé, Mario/Zelda in VR, Xbox service bundles, Yoshi’s Crafted World, Donkey Kong 3, and vomit in the pool. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Here’s How BioWare’s Anthem Went Wrong Bioware Blog Post: Anthem Game Development Mario Odyssey and Zelda: BotW getting VR experiences Rumor: XBL and Game Pass to be […]

647: Spike Chunsoft Is What I’m Naming My Next Kid

Apr 2, 2019 1:27:02


This week! So. Much. News. Apple Arcade, State of Play, ID@Xbox Game Pass, new Nintendo Switch models (TWO?), a Sega Genesis Mini, more Sega Ages games, plus we played some video games too. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Cadence of Hyrule Yacht Club games publishing Cyber Shadow Streets of Rage 4 gameplay teaser […]

646: Stays Fresh Forever

Mar 26, 2019 1:39:15


This week! CJ went to GDC, Nintendo highlighted more Nindies, Google dropped announced Stadia, we played a whole bunch of video games, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Dirty Money: The Maple Syrup Heist Jason Rohrer One Hour One Life Nintendo Indies presentation Lucas movie trailer Stadia Blaster Master Zero […]

645: Vicariously in the HypeZone

Mar 18, 2019 1:33:14


This week! Judgement halted(?), Castlevania collection incoming, Master Chief Collection on PC, Project Stream, clear game pads, Jade Raymond joins Google as VP, Zelda II, Devil May Cry 5, CJ still playing Sea of Thieves a year later and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Check out Greg’s web series Generation 16 – click […]


Mar 18, 2019


Developer: Beam Software Publisher: Activision Released: 1994 It’s so interesting to look back at the nineties and realize just how important a friendly mascot character was to absolutely every video game publisher. Everyone needed their version of Mario or Sonic. Bubsy. Sparkster. Aero the AcroBat. Now, in 2018, only Sonic and Mario seem to matter […]

644: Paging Dr. Kintobor

Mar 12, 2019 1:42:05


This week! Captain Marvel talk (no spoilers), the Sonic movie leak, all-digital consoles, LABO VR, PS4 Remote Play, Ape Out, a long Star Trek digression (if your podcast client supports chapters you can skip it!), devs reaction to social media, choosing what to play and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: […]

643: Just Call It Ape Escape

Mar 5, 2019 1:34:24


This week! New games, PR disasters, TJ&E gets back in the groove of things, Ape Out, Crackdown 3, Greg and CJ’s adventures with Star Trek Bridge Crew, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Ben Rivers’ new game Worse Than Death Horror Thriller Worse Than Death Announced For PS4 THQ Nordic […]

642: Anything Could Happen

Feb 26, 2019 1:30:43


This week! Reggie’s retiring, we’ve got a whole bunch of Xbox rumors, Crackdown 3 is still awesome, CJ starts a replay of Breath of the Wild, Greg goes back even further in Zeldas past and starts Zelda II, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Dreams Early Access launching this spring […]

641: Not In It For The Likes

Feb 19, 2019 1:40:34


This week! We talk a lot about Crackdown 3, and spoiler alert—we really like it. Plus! Activision-Blizzard lay-offs, record-breaking Mario auctions, a Nintendo Direct, Greg’s distaste for battle royale, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links Awakening: Activision Blizzard Lays Off Hundreds Of Employees The Fallout Of Activision Blizzard’s Massive Layoffs Ubisoft reports […]

640: The Story of Two Guys Who Fell Out of a Plane

Feb 12, 2019 1:52:17


This week! We welcome Kevin Larrabee of Back in My Play and Logun Keller of the Keelhauled Podcast to talk Apex Legends, NES games on Switch, OutRun 2006, Yakuza Kiwami 2, The Division 2 beta and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Keelhauled: A Sea of Thieves Podcast Back In My […]

639: The One With The Sunglasses

Feb 5, 2019 1:32:40


This week! CJ is sick so Greg takes over hosting and we talk about Dr. Mario World, Inside Xbox, Apple’s rumored subscription gaming service, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown VR, Dragon Marked for Death, Wargroove and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Dr. Mario World coming to smartphones Inside Xbox presentation […]

638: Gotta Work On Your Ball Control

Jan 29, 2019 1:26:41


This week! Mike Phillips joins us to talk Wii Shop closure, Anthem demo troubles, Nomura reconsidering worldwide releases, Metroid Prime 4 rebooting development, the amount of “Stuf” in Oreo cookies, the things in CJ’s office, what games our kids are playing and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Development Update on […]

637: Play As The Arrivals

Jan 22, 2019 1:17:27


This week! CJ shares some news and the tale of his gaming PC, EA cancels more Star Wars, possible SNES games on Switch, Ace Combat 7, Horizon Chase Turbo, Onimusha: Warlords, Maniac Mansion, and so much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: EA Cancels Open-World Star Wars Game [UPDATE] Here’s Everything From The […]

636: Cloudy With A Chance Of Magical Sound Showers

Jan 15, 2019 1:28:35


This week! Listener Matthew Hall who contributed to Extra Life, please message Greg. Also: Bungie splits with Activision, Ubi brings games to Epic’s store, Sony sells a lot of Spidey, and there’s some salacious goings-on in Gearbox-land. Also: Smash Bros., the RE2 1-Shot Demo, Out Run, Ninja Gaiden, Below and so much more. Join us, […]

635: Take the Left Wing Off the Ship

Jan 8, 2019 1:06:08


This week! We talk new year’s eve, boy bands, spin-offs of boy bands, boy band brothers, Earth Defense Force 5, Starlink, Quantum Break, Smash Bros., and a lot of other stuff too. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: New Kids on the Block New Years Rockin Eve Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch Earth […]

634: Favorites of 2018

Dec 31, 2018 1:58:07


This week! We take a look at our favorite games of 2018. These are not the games that sold the most, nor had the most hype, nor garnered widespread critical acclaim (though there are some of those in there too). These are merely our favorite games that we played this year. Buckle up and join […]

633: The Taste of 40-Year-Old Cereal

Dec 25, 2018 1:37:06


This week! Christmas cheer, Xbox stats, Raimi suits, Fallout gifts, Donkey Kong Jrs., Monster Boys, Seas of Thieves, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Fallout Classic gifted to 76 players Raimi suit arrives in Spider-Man Check your Xbox 2018 stats Donkey Kong Jr. Puzzle Bobble Monster Boy and the Cursed […]

632: Boy, That Package Is Outstanding

Dec 18, 2018 1:27:30


This week! A weird Sonic shows up at movie theaters, Monster Boy is awesome, Phil expands his VR gaming collection, Greg opens a game he bought years ago and plays some of it, CJ is still playing Sea of Thieves, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Worlds of Power books […]

631: Fear Whale

Dec 11, 2018 1:22:04


This week! We watched The Game Awards and it was pretty good! Also: Smash Bros., Katamari Reroll, Phil is triggered by Astro Bot, Greg loves him some Monster Boy in the Cursed Kingdom, and much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Ding Fries Are Done Celozzi-Ettleson Epic Games Store Valve Adjusts Rev Share […]

630: Yard Full of Rakes

Dec 4, 2018 1:34:55


This week! Loot boxes, PlayStation Classic reviews, Al Lowe’s auctions, Fallout 76 struggles, Sea of Thieves’ best update yet, Phil gets PlayStation VR, and much, much more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Phil’s tweets about Pixel Blast Arcade Pixel Blast Arcade PlayStation Classic reviews not so good DF Retro: PlayStation Classic Review – […]

629: Robot or Dead Body With Note

Nov 27, 2018 1:23:19


This week! Jeff Solomon from Chive Gaming joins us to talk Thanksgiving, Black Friday purchases, Fallout 76, Astro Bot, Hitman 2, the next generation of controllers, Bubsy 3D box quotes, and a whole lot more. Join us, won’t you? Links of interest: Jeff Solomon on Twitter Chive Gaming Spider-Man Spoilercast Fallout 76 Fallout 76 Open […]