25¢: A Video Game Review Podcast

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2021 Year End
Episode 45 • Published Dec 16, 2021

We’re wrapping up the year with a final trip around our 4 corners.

Holiday Gift Guide Extravaganza - 2021 Edition
Episode 44 • Published Dec 02, 2021

We’ve put corners inside of corners to bring you our picks for the best holiday gifts for the gamer in your life.

What is a GameCube? Xbox Turns 20. ExtraLife Streaming. And Oregon Trail vs Civilzation 6.
Episode 43 • Published Nov 04, 2021

Chris played Civilization, Nick played a bunch of games for ExtraLife, and we talk about Xbox turning 20, kids not knowing what a Gamecube is, and ponder if reality is broken.

Nobody Likes NFT or Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Plus, Except Animal Crossing Fans
Episode 42 • Published Nov 04, 2021

Where’s Nick’s Playdate? Nintendo Switch Online pricing and Animal Crossing DLC. NFT and gaming don’t mix. And Nick plays a bunch of Apple Arcade games so you don’t have to.

Binders Full of PC Games, Star Wars Games, & Sports Game Microtransactions
Episode 41 • Published Oct 07, 2021

What’s happening to NBA2K22? Nintendo Direct with N64 / Genesis games, Mario Bros. movie casting, and Animal Crossing updates. Star Wars Squadrons on Amazon Prime. Apple Event follow up with Star Wars games coming. And Castlevania Grimoire of Souls.

Breath of the Wild, Apple Event Recap, Ikea Furniture, and the D&D Musical
Episode 40 • Published Sep 23, 2021

If you can read this, you’re standing too close. Nick finished Hades, Chris hasn’t finished Breath of the Wild, and IKEA’s got some furniture for your gaming room.

Chris Plays Hades, Nick Plays Fortnite
Episode 39 • Published Sep 09, 2021

Chris tries Hades before his GamePass expires, Nick tries Fortnite and is old-man confused, new Apple Arcade Games are tried - Do-Don-Pachi, Masterchef, Zen Pinball, Baldo - and Catan beer is found.

Do You Even Dutch Blitz? Pokemon, Fortnite Among Us, Mario and Sonic, and Back to School
Episode 38 • Published Aug 26, 2021

Be sure to check out Goodstuff’s newest show, Click and Flick! On this episode we’re talking Pokemon, Mario and Sonic at the Oympics, Fortnite’s Among Us rip off, and some Dutch Blitz.

Playdate Pre-ordered and Toxic Game Devs
Episode 37 • Published Aug 12, 2021

Nick got his Playdate pre-order, we talk Blizzard toxicity and gaming, new additions to Apple Arcade, and Exploding Kittens and Villainous.

Steam Deck, PAX East, and Lost Cities
Episode 36 • Published Jul 22, 2021

Did you pre-order a Steam Deck? Nick takes in PAX East, Chris tackles Roblox fascism, and we chill out with Alto’s Odyssey Lost Cities.

New Nintendo Switch, Gang Beasts, Solitaire Stories, and Villainous
Episode 35 • Published Jul 08, 2021

We debrief the new Nintendo Switch OLED upgrade, talk Gang Beasts stupidity and hilarity, Nick builds a gaming empire in Game Dev Story+, and Chris is introduced to the Villainous board game series.

Legends of Kingdom Rush vs Wholesome Games vs Family Fortnite
Episode 34 • Published Jun 24, 2021

We catch up on the latest Nintendo Direct, Hades on Xbox, Final Fantasy, and Wholesome Games Direct. Recent Apple Arcade games include Legends of Kingdom Rush, Frenzic, and GameDev Story+, and ponder the future of streaming games from the cloud.

Playdate, WWDC, and the Apple TV
Episode 33 • Published Jun 10, 2021

We talk about the Playdate announcement, and what we felt was relevant or interesting to Arcade and mobile gaming coming out of WWDC 2021.

Apple TV 4K Review - We Will Get to the Remote In a Bit
Episode 32 • Published May 27, 2021

We review the new Apple TV 4K that arrived in both our homes this past weekend and don’t actually get to even reviewing the remote. Next time! Also: Fortnite updates and the gluttony of too many games to play.

Making Your Own Video Game
Episode 31 • Published May 13, 2021

We’re talking about Nintendo Switch Game Builder Garage, Simon’s Cat Story Time, Apple building a Switch, and Hard Wired Island.

Finally! New Apple TV Hardware - What Do We Talk About Now?
Episode 30 • Published Apr 29, 2021

New Apple TV hardware, petting the dog in games, MLB The Show, Fortnite Vaccine Victories, and Cloud City / Sushi Go!

Indie World Showcase, Apple Arcade Dump, Bitcoin Cards, and Chess
Episode 29 • Published Apr 15, 2021

We talk Nintendo’s Indie World Showcase, bitcoin video cards, Apple Arcade dump of great new games, and chess gets pulled out again.

Rendezvous Points in Space with Dinosaurs in Fortnite
Episode 28 • Published Apr 02, 2021

FOMO on Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Fortnite Gets Dinosaurs, No Man’s Sky Amazing Race, and Nick DM’s a D&D Campaign.

Learning to Run and Jump in Mario, Sp!ng, Pogs, D&D, and Fortnite Season 6
Episode 27 • Published Mar 18, 2021

In Console corner we’re talking Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, Ring Fit, Nintendo vaulting games, and Fifa ‘20. In Apple Corner it’s Fitness+ and Sp!ng. And Nick’s returning to D&D, while Chris is returning to Fortnite.

Buying Windows for Fall Guys, Multiplayer Woes for Kids, and Games in the Catan-a-verse
Episode 26 • Published Mar 04, 2021

We’re talking Fall Guys, Apple blocking local multiplayer for kids, RIP to Nick’s Dad’s Apple TV, and Tabletop Corner updates.

25 Episodes of 25c - Minecraft, Breath of the Wild, and Diablo!
Episode 25 • Published Feb 25, 2021

Minecraft is back, Breath of the Wild reviews from 2017, Nintendo Direct updates, and BlizzConline thoughts.

Mass Effect 4K, Breath of the Wild Dad Edition, Rummoli, and a Run through Recent Apple Arcade Games
Episode 24 • Published Feb 04, 2021

We chat about the Mass Effect reissue, Chris plays Breath of the Wild for his kids, Apple Arcade updates, and Rummoli?

Pokémon, Hades, Minecraft Dungeons, Ring Fit, Nuts, and TableTopia
Episode 23 • Published Jan 21, 2021

Catching up on holiday games and gifts - Pokémon, Hades, Minecraft Dungeons, Ring Fit, Nuts, and TableTopia! Oh My!

Apple TV Gaming, No PS5 or Xbox X, Apple Watch 6, and Catan vs Pandemic
Episode 22 • Published Sep 18, 2020

We’re talking Apple’s event as it relate to video games, the Apple Watch, whether we’re ordering a Playstation or Xbox, and playing board games in the time of a Pandemic.

Tony Hawk, Apple Events, and Nobody Knows Scott Pilgrim
Episode 21 • Published Sep 11, 2020

Chris skates up a storm, Nicolas dreams of Star Trek in VR, and we preview what might be coming from next week’s Apple event.

Creak, Last Campfire, Micro-SD Cards, and LAN Parties
Episode 20 • Published Sep 04, 2020

If we’re waiting until 2021 for an Apple TV, should Chris build a gaming PC? We talk Nintendo Direct, Tabletop Simulator, Creak, Last Campfire, and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2 is out.

A Tale of Crows Going Camping to Play Fortnite
Episode 19 • Published Aug 28, 2020

We catch up after a few weeks away to talk camping, Paper Mario, Beyond a Steel Sky, Decoherence, GoT Tale of Crows, Fortnite and Marvel vs Apple, and what’s to come.

The Animal Crossing Line Has Been Crossed - We Are On the Island Now
Episode 18 • Published Jul 10, 2020

Bad graphs, cancelled trips, screen time getting enabled, and Apple Arcade contracts getting cancelled. The good news is we talk about Animal Crossing?

Itch.io Bundle, Just Dance, Animal Crossing, and Still No New Apple TV Hardware
Episode 17 • Published Jun 25, 2020

We talk about the games offered in the Itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, Just Dance and Animal Crossing on the Switch, Apple’s WWDC announcements, and Grindstone still grinding.

25c TV Prime Plus Bonus: A Discussion of Where We Watch TV and Movies
Episode 16 • Published Jun 04, 2020

While recording the previous episode, we went on a long enough tangent discussion around Disney+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV+, and all the ways to watch TV and movies in 2020. So we broke it off into it’s own special bonus episode. Enjoy!

Minecraft Dungeons vs Minecraft
Episode 15 • Published May 29, 2020

We’re talking about Minecraft Dungeons, when should kids start Minecraft, Obduction, Winding Worlds, and Towers of Everland.

Have You Tried Turning It Off and On Again?
Episode 14 • Published May 14, 2020

We’ve been playing Star Wars Pinball, Untitled Goose Game, Legend of the Skyfish 2, The Other Side, and Hearthstone. And so we talk about those games - and more!

SimLife, A Fold Apart, Skyfish 2, and Tokaido
Episode 13 • Published Apr 24, 2020

Nick tries a whole bunch of Arcade games, Chris has a confession to make.

Conducting Together Resisting Animal Crossing
Episode 12 • Published Apr 09, 2020

We’re taking a break from playing one specific game and just talking about the games we’re playing as we isolate in home with kids and family. And definitely not buying Animal Crossing.

Failure to Load While Working From Home
Episode 11 • Published Mar 26, 2020

Life is crazy right now but we still have video games. What have we been playing while we’re under quarantine and isolation?

Over the Alps, Treat Yo Self to a Switch
Episode 10 • Published Feb 26, 2020

We - well not all of the we - review Over the Alps, and Kids Corner officially gets a Switch added to it.

Our Experience as a Pilgrim in Pilgrims
Episode 9 • Published Feb 13, 2020

We review Pilgrims from Amanita Design, publisher of other popular games like Machinarium, & Samorost. Grindstone gets a gore update, Nick’s progress in Enchanted Worlds, and preview the game we’re playing next.

Episode 8 • Published Feb 06, 2020

We’re reviewing Grindstone - a game that Nick calls a near perfect mobile game.

The Enchanted World
Episode 7 • Published Jan 30, 2020

We review Enchanted World, talk about a Mac mini gaming TV, and preview next episode’s game.

Is It Doomsday (Vault) for the Podcast?
Episode 6 • Published Jan 17, 2020

Was it doomsday for Doomsday Vault? What are we playing next week? Do we mention Dear Reader… again?

What the Golf Switch?
Episode 5 • Published Jan 03, 2020

We return from a holiday break and catch up on What the Golf, a new Switch, city building games, and tracking kids screen time.

Nick and Chris are Ultimate Rivals on The Rink
Episode 4 • Published Dec 18, 2019

We’re reviewing Ultimate Rivals: The Rink, Apple announces annual subscription option, Dear Reader updates, and the game we’re playing over the holidays.

Lego Brawling Our Way Into the Lava
Episode 3 • Published Dec 17, 2019

We’re reviewing Lego Brawls, a Smash Bros style game set in the Lego universe, talk a bit about genres and styles for kids in Apple Arcade, and preview next episode’s game.

Inmost, Fortnite, and Screen Time
Episode 2 • Published Dec 16, 2019

We’re reviewing Inmost, talking family screen time restrictions, Fortnite, and what to do with weirdos playing with your kids.

Hello World - Who Are We? What Have We Played?
Episode 1 • Published Dec 15, 2019

Nicolas and Chris talk about the Apple Arcade games they’ve tried, what isn’t working, and what they’re playing next.