Into the Aether - A Low Key Video Game Podcast

Stephen Hilger + Brendon Bigley

A low key video game podcast by Stephen Hilger and Brendon Bigley. Produced by AJ Fillari. read less
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Embrace the Egg (feat. Fallout, Fallout Shelter, and Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg)
5d ago
Embrace the Egg (feat. Fallout, Fallout Shelter, and Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg)
Behold! Behold! Gaze up the resplendent curvature of Egg! Let those who dwelled here shout out in His glorious voice! Cock-a-doodle doo!Use code AETHER20 when subscribing to Pika Pro for 20% off your first year of blogging!Discussed: Out of the Aether, Fallout (the TV series), Fallout 4 (the video game), Fallout 3 (the video game), Noah Caldwell Gervais' "A Thorough Look at Fallout", Fallout Shelter, Idle Thumbs, Lifeline, Fallout Shelter updates, Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, upcoming bonuses.---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro(01:48) - Out of the Aether | Weird segue!(12:09) - Fallout | Talking about... Television?!(22:27) - Fallout 3 | I wonder if they let you shoot a gun in this one(01:01:48) - Break(01:01:49) - Fallout Shelter | More games based on this new "Fallout" TV show(01:28:35) - Break(01:28:36) - Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg | I wonder if there's anything online about Sonic laying an egg or something... nah probably not(01:48:35) - Wrapping up---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Pretty Good Jason Statham (feat. The Playdate)
10-04-2024
Pretty Good Jason Statham (feat. The Playdate)
Oi bruv. Check 'is thing out. It's a "PlayDate" and that there's the crank. Go on. Give it a whirl, yeah?Brendon's Backloggd list of PlayDate titles: https://www.backloggd.com/u/brendonbigley/list/best-of-playdate/Discussed: The Playdate, mobile gacha games, Apple being pressured to allow emulators on the App Store, The Crank, Video Game Podtimism, games on the Playdate, Mars After Midnight, SatOlite, Celeste Classic, Bloom, Shining/Shadow Gadget, Root Bear, rougelikes, Under the Castle (listen to Podtimism!), Rendsword, cranking on the subway, Brendon's piece about Domino Drop, Pocket Pets, Recommendation Dog, The Simorgh, MDMA: Mega Dystopia Micro Architect, what makes the Playdate special, solitaire, Quandino, PlayDOOM, Seaman 2024, crank to "Honk", Lost Odyssey, Frieren the Wanderer, Dungeon Meshi, Solo Leveling, updates and announcements.---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro(00:22) - A future of infinite possibilites(05:45) - The Playdate | Everyone's favorite yellow square(39:52) - Listen to Video Game Poditimism for more Playdate talk!(40:31) - The Playdate | Games on the Playdate(40:41) - Mars After Midnight | Games on the Playdate(48:34) - SatOlite | Games on the Playdate(53:13) - Celeste (Pico8) | Games on the Playdate(54:01) - Bloom | Games on the Playdate(57:14) - Shining/Shadow Gadget | Games on the Playdate(01:01:31) - Root Bear | Games on the Playdate(01:03:43) - Roguelikes! | Games on the Playdate(01:06:20) - Under the Castle | Games on the Playdate(01:07:10) - Rendsword | Games on the Playdate(01:10:06) - BBs future with the Playdate(01:12:17) - Pocket Pets | Games on the Playdate(01:14:42) - Recommendation Dog | Games on the Playdate(01:16:22) - The Simorgh | Games on the Playdate(01:18:09) - MDMA: Mega Dystopia Micro Architect | Games on the Playdate(01:20:36) - What makes Playdate games interesting(01:29:56) - A wrap up fake out(01:35:58) - Marker 02---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Baldur's Gate 3 (w/ Sadie Lancrete and Kim) | Bonus
08-04-2024
Baldur's Gate 3 (w/ Sadie Lancrete and Kim) | Bonus
Join Stephen, Sadie and Kim down down down by the river as they talk about a game they have each spent at least 20 times this episode length playing!Follow Sadie! - https://www.instagram.com/sadieposting/ Listen to NPC Incorporated! - https://www.machineculture.com/npc-incorporatedFollow Kim! - https://bsky.app/profile/ohkimmies.bsky.socialListen to Frog of the Week! - https://frogpod.online---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Baldur's Gate 3 Main Theme by Borislav Slavov (00:28) - Intro (00:46) - Gale's here! (01:07) - How to begin (02:46) - Rolling initiative (03:47) - Our experiences with DnD (23:34) - Sharing our blorbos (24:52) - Sadie's PCs (31:51) - Kim's PCs (40:45) - Stephen's PCs (47:12) - Some extra PC chat :-) (48:57) - What IS Baldur's Gate 3?? (51:18) - Twisted Force by Borislav Slavov (51:49) - SPOILER WARNING (52:37) - Getting to know the party members (01:08:36) - When did you get BG3-pilled (01:21:59) - The morality of characters (01:45:33) - Act 2 STINKS (a joke) (02:12:56) - Evil can be *interesting*???? (02:22:09) - Kim's soapbox (02:27:42) - Thorm of the Year 2024 (02:30:41) - Time to talk about Raph (02:36:58) - Horny Gale (02:42:14) - One quick note about Raphael (02:44:42) - We almost forgot! (02:49:29) - The Act 3 fireworks (02:54:00) - Talking about the Strange Ox (02:57:01) - Last Light inn Theme by Borislav Slavov (02:57:28) - Act 3 | Character arcs, Durge, and the finale (02:57:52) - Starting with Shart (03:11:40) - What if a vampire, but you made him snarky and hot??? (03:23:31) - Everyone's favorite muscle mommy with a V6 in her chest (03:31:52) - My frog wife, Liz (03:44:25) - I've got a desk, a microphone, and a podcast (03:52:54) - Wyll Ravenguard, The Blade of the Frontiers! (04:05:03) - Honorable Mentions (04:07:12) - It's time for the Durge (04:28:56) - Believe it or not, there is so much more we haven't talked about (04:30:16) - Sing for Me by Borislav Slavov (04:30:51) - Welcome to our House of Hope (04:31:04) - From Peter | Has BG3 affected your DnD? (04:37:23) - From TheJerdz | Quality of life improvements? (04:41:05) - From Rob | Host NPCs? (04:43:48) - From TableOne | Rolan the GOAT? (04:51:19) - From TheDarkUrge | Bulldur's Shit 3 (05:08:55) - From DMDoug | Best spinoff? (05:12:05) - From TubbyCustard | Smalldur's Gate 3? (05:14:30) - From TubbyCustard | Sourcebook DLC? (05:18:25) - From gmanteer | Favorite companions? (05:21:06) - From ian.michael.james | Do you min/max companions? (05:25:27) - From Emily | Favorite things to see realized? (05:28:49) - From _schmorgle | Session stories? (05:30:06) - From Chase | What's your Worm of the Brain? (05:35:25) - Down, down, down by the river (05:38:29) - Baldur's Gate 3 Main Theme by Borislav Slavov---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Dragon's Dogma: The Third Pillar (feat. Dragon's Dogma 2)
03-04-2024
Dragon's Dogma: The Third Pillar (feat. Dragon's Dogma 2)
If you're podcasting, make it about Dragon's Dogma 2.Discussed: Dragon's Dogma 2---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro(00:21) - This episode is about the video game Dragon's Dogma 2(02:05) - Dragon's Dogma 2 | How the episode is going to go(04:25) - Dragon's Dogma 2 | What is Dragon's Dogma and why do BB and SH like it?(25:45) - Dragon's Dogma 2 | The microtransactions(42:51) - Dragon's Dogma 2 | A game with purposeful friction(50:03) - Dragon's Dogma 2 | Kind of impossible not to spoil(50:49) - Dragon's Dogma 2 | The game that can be anything(02:06:51) - Dragon's Dogma 2 | Hello, Arisen(02:07:16) - From Jared | How to Stop Worrying and Love Dragon's Dogma?(02:09:47) - From tozac | How're you partying down?(02:13:21) - From Taras | Other RPGs Dogma?(02:29:09) - From MrGronkle | How to make the game more approachable?(02:31:25) - From fullmoonassboy68 | Dragon's Dogma B.A.D.???(02:36:46) - Wrapping up---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
The Joke from Dinner (feat. PAX, Vampire Survivors, Children of the Sun, Slice & Dice, The Last Story, Murder by Numbers and One Shot)
27-03-2024
The Joke from Dinner (feat. PAX, Vampire Survivors, Children of the Sun, Slice & Dice, The Last Story, Murder by Numbers and One Shot)
This week's episode is PAXed with games, hosts, and Original Characters. Discussed: freesound.org, Darn Tootin, PAX East, Vampire Survivors Adventure Mode, Children of the Sun, Slice & Dice 3.0, Portrait vs Landscape mode, the Backbone, how to fiid your Miis, The Last Story, Murder by Numbers, One Shot, NOT Dragon's Dogma 2, another shot---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro (03:06) - Outro (04:09) - The Penny Arcade Exposition EAST 2024 (04:21) - Vampire Survivors Adventure Mode | #wario4vampsurv2k24 (13:09) - Children of the Sun | A much bleaker game than the title would suggest (23:20) - Slice & Dice | I wish I was playing this game instead of editing rn (31:58) - Gameboy Phone and Demos (42:03) - aaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA (42:50) - Into Mii Aether (45:06) - The Last Story | Final FantasWii (01:06:42) - Murder By Numbers* | *Sonic the Hedgehog (01:13:28) - One Shot | A game about shrimp (01:28:26) - Wrapping up---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
The Mountain Dew Album (feat. Updates, The Wii, Shotgun King, Penny's Big Breakaway, and The Battle for Polytopia)
20-03-2024
The Mountain Dew Album (feat. Updates, The Wii, Shotgun King, Penny's Big Breakaway, and The Battle for Polytopia)
HELLO AND WELCOME TO INTO THE AETHER! WE'RE LIVE FROM THE MOUNTAIN DEW BOOTH, TALKING WITH SHADOWHEART ABOUT HER NEW COLLABORATION WITH THE BEVERAGE TITAN AND NINTENDO! WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXCLUSIVE SWITCH THEME?!Discussed: How do you beat games?, Unicorn Overlord update, Balatro, Some advice for beginning Unicorn Overlord, the best and third-best selling game in Japan last week, Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, RTS mean "Real Time Saturdaynightliveaudition", The Nintendo Wii and the lost art of the console menu experience, Shotgun King, Penny's Big Breakaway, The Battle for Polytopia, Civilization, I've been playing the same game of Civilization II for almost 10 years. This is the result., Can't Let It Go's "The Very Best of Star Trek: The Next Generation"---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro (00:34) - How do you finish games? (04:37) - Unicorn Overlord | Monologue of a Mad Unicorn (33:29) - Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth | Welcome back to Gaia, the land of Queen's Blood (58:44) - Unicorn OverLorne (59:39) - The Nintendo Wii Home Entertainment System | A thing that the boys did recently (01:03:35) - Shotgun King | BB's VGs (01:11:51) - Penny's Big Breakaway | Chameleon Twist with a Yo-yo (01:14:52) - The Battle for Polytopia | What if you knew what was going on in Civilization? (01:30:20) - Wrapping up---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Between Unicorn and Overlord (feat. Unicorn Overlord and the Dragon's Dogma 2 Character Creator)
13-03-2024
Between Unicorn and Overlord (feat. Unicorn Overlord and the Dragon's Dogma 2 Character Creator)
Are you a Unicorn or an Overlord? We'll tell you, but first you have to make a biblically accurate Bubsy in the character creator and then you have to buy our game. We promise you're gonna love it. Discussed: Mar10 day, Unicorn Overlord, Tidings, Unicorn Overlord's World Map, Dragon's DoUnicorn Overlord, DraUnicorn Overlord, Dragon's Dogma 2's ChSKYRIM, Dragon's Dogma 2's Character Creator, The Worst Garbage Podcast Network!---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro(01:20) - Unicorn Overlord | The Switch has NON-Mario games(43:50) - Tidings from Jess to Nick(44:12) - Tidings from Spencer to US?!(45:05) - Unicorn Overlord (SOME EARLY SPOILERS) | UniMOREn Overlord(01:23:20) - Break(01:24:27) - Dragon's Dogma 2 Character Creator | Welcome back, Arisen(01:24:47) - Unicorn Overlord | Recruiting Peter(01:25:00) - Dragon's Dogma 2 Character Creator | It's called Gran Soren(01:25:05) - Unicorn Overlord | One other thing(01:25:47) - Dragon's Dogma 2 Character Creator | FOR REAL THIS TIME(01:26:51) - Skyrim?????? | We've totally lost the plot, gang. Godspeed to you.(01:27:51) - Dragon's Dogma 2 Character Creator | Hopefully(01:54:43) - Marker 01---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
ITA Presents: DCC 3 (feat. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Balatro, Pokemon Legends ZA, and more)
06-03-2024
ITA Presents: DCC 3 (feat. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Balatro, Pokemon Legends ZA, and more)
NEW! for your Sega Dreamcast: DCC 3. Not sure what the acronym stands for? This game ain't for you then, chump.Discussed: DCC, That era when everything was trying to be the Wii, Tidings, Retro Bowl, The Pokemon Direct, Pokemon TCG: Pocket, Pokemon Legends ZA, Pokemon Coliseum, Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro(01:23) - Dorito's Crash Course | And the state of gaming(15:02) - Here's the deal(16:36) - Tidings from Douglas to DC(17:16) - Balatro | Video games that exist(45:00) - Retro Bowl | Games on your PHONE?!(01:01:34) - The Pokemon Direct | Games that don't exist YET(01:22:54) - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth | SPOILERS(02:15:09) - SPOILERS FOR ZACK'S STORY IN ALL OF FFVII(02:31:15) - Wrapping up---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
The Alchemy of a Coin (feat. Airborne Kingdom, Against the Storm, RPG Maker, Persona 3, and Airborne Kingdom)
28-02-2024
The Alchemy of a Coin (feat. Airborne Kingdom, Against the Storm, RPG Maker, Persona 3, and Airborne Kingdom)
I tried to buy groceries with my sticky note coin, but they just told me I was "stealing from the office supplies section and doing bad origami".Discussed: This week, How to Make a Coin, Airborne Kingdom, Against the Storm, Airborne Kingdom, Tidings, RPG Maker MV, Game Maker's Toolkit development series, game development, Persona 3 Portable (CONTAINS DISCUSSION OF PANDEMIC, DISSOCIATION, DEATH, DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY).---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - We're still here(01:33) - This week on Into the Aether(02:16) - Airborne Kingdom | My kingdom for an airborne... kingdom...(11:53) - Against the Storm | Brendon's turn with the City Builder stick(22:01) - Airborne Kingdom | Heads or tails?(22:17) - Tidings for Dre from Skyler(23:04) - RPG Maker MV | A game ENGINE?????!!!!!(46:40) - DISCLAIMER: It's going to get a little heavy (CW IN THE SHOW NOTES)(47:16) - Persona 3 Portable(01:12:59) - AIrborne Kingdom | What if it was on the ground???(01:13:11) - Wrapping up---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
The Ill-Fated Teen in Time (feat. Balatro, Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor, Helldivers 2, and News)
21-02-2024
The Ill-Fated Teen in Time (feat. Balatro, Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor, Helldivers 2, and News)
I don't understand! Nobody in 1885 cares that Balatro is going to be the best deckbuilding rougelike of 2024!!!!Discussed: Andre 3000, Balatro, Break bits, Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor, Helldivers 2, streaming plans, fighting at the lake, the year Silksong will come out, Nintendo Switch 2, Mario vs. Donkey Kong is fine, but Nintendo remade the wrong game by Oli Welsh, Sony's future, Xbox's Nothingburger, a cliffhanger.---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro(02:07) - What Andre 3000 is doing(02:36) - Balatro | Anyway...(19:10) - What happens when we're not recording(20:13) - Deep Rock Galactic Survivor | Christopher Thomas ROCK(31:01) - Helldivers 2 | Another game about shooting space bugs(45:19) - Streaming! | Into the Thursdays(51:08) - My Cool Principal(51:35) - The Future(54:18) - The Nintendo Switch 2(025)(56:19) - Sony's plans(57:52) - Xbox's Nothingburger(01:03:18) - Let's talk about the news!(01:28:51) - Wrapping up(01:29:24) - INTERMISSION---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
The Boy Who Cried "Zune!" (feat. Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, Celeste 64, Helldivers 2 and Persona 3 Reload)
14-02-2024
The Boy Who Cried "Zune!" (feat. Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, Celeste 64, Helldivers 2 and Persona 3 Reload)
You either die a Hero 2: RE:BoRN - Ultimate Edition or you live long enough to see yourself unironically become "The Zune Kid".This episode is brought to you by Andy Fisher! You can check out his music at https://andyfishermusic.com. Thanks Andy!Discussed: Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth, the weather, Celeste 64: Fragments of the Mountain, Helldivers 2, Live-service games, Persona 3: Reload, Dur's Gate---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro(01:23) - Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth | Final Fantasy Seven Two: Part Two(22:03) - STUFF THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED SPOILERS FOR REBIRTH/FFVII(35:21) - Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth | Final Fantasy Seven Two: Part Two(41:47) - MORE SPOILERS FOR REBIRTH/FFVII(44:19) - Break(45:55) - Into the Small Talk(46:13) - Celeste 64: Fragments of the Mountain | Speaking of what's current(54:22) - Helldivers 2 | FOR DEMOCRACY!(01:15:09) - Persona 3: Reload | The obligatory Persona segment(01:55:41) - Wrapping up---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Long Game, Short Game, Infinite Game (feat. Persona 3 Reload, Tiny Rouges, and Dondoko Island)
07-02-2024
Long Game, Short Game, Infinite Game (feat. Persona 3 Reload, Tiny Rouges, and Dondoko Island)
Sometimes a guy comes into the cafe to yell at you because when he was in a few evenings ago "you" messed up his latte even though you weren't even working that night because you were fighting The Clairvoyant Relic on the forty-second floor of hell.Discussed: Persona 3 Reload, Tiny Rogues, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth — Dondoko Island, Taro class, Death Stranding 2---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro(00:33) - Persona 3: Reload | An immediate segment(01:18:30) - Tiny Rogues | A tiny segment(01:25:08) - Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth | An infinite segment(01:43:16) - Wrapping up | Just kidding it's another Persona segment(01:44:28) - Wrapping up---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess | Bonus
05-02-2024
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess | Bonus
Stephen and Brendon talk about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. A game about finding yourself, sacrificing for the ones you love, and Ooccoo the weird bird person who can teleport.Thank you patrons for making these bonuses possible!Twilight Princess Emo Icon: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6YAcHoNrU2B6VR322Y5zK9?si=372a122718474e7c---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro(03:24) - Histories with the game and general thoughts(54:22) - Ordon Village Theme(54:48) - SPOILERS AHEAD(54:53) - SPOILER DISCUSSION!(01:37:49) - STAR Game Theme(01:38:17) - Some final thoughts AND THEN listener questions(01:50:21) - Is the beef squashed? | Dom(01:54:32) - Phew! Out at last!(01:58:30) - Derailing a little bit(02:00:39) - ITA (02:03:00) - The themes of the game | NSR(02:12:39) - How does this Hyrule stack up? | Rufus(02:14:38) - How does this Zelda stack up? | Rufus(02:18:05) - Your twili-beastsona | SnoozebuttonUK(02:19:04) - Jumping into the Pokemon Realm | Brady(02:20:42) - Dungeon power rankings | Nbz(02:36:50) - TLoZ:TP AMV | Biscuit (Ryan)(02:39:34) - Favorite item? | Will(02:40:25) - Charming items? | Flavor(02:41:47) - Remake or Demake? | PokeKid Blake(02:45:24) - A GANON event | xtian(02:46:59) - Shadow Link and Ilia | Will(02:52:28) - Artistic homages | yolkpunk(02:54:10) - Thanks for your questions!(02:54:34) - Sense of adventure | BaconofWar(03:01:46) - That's a bonus episode, baby!(03:03:44) - Wrapping up---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
It's Just Like Dragon Quest V (feat. Tekken 8 and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth)
31-01-2024
It's Just Like Dragon Quest V (feat. Tekken 8 and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth)
What're you doing reading this? Ichiban is waiting for you in Hawaii!Discussed: Night time recording, Tekken 8, new Smash Bros. spirits in 2024, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, deciding the GOTY in January---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro(00:21) - Bringing this up right at the top(02:24) - The REAL Hunk Punk(06:30) - Tekken 8 | A King dress-up game(45:59) - Tidings from the Aether(46:23) - From Craig to Nate | Tidings from the Aether(48:58) - Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth | The definitive BEST Yakuza game to start with (for legal reasons, this is a joke)(01:45:08) - Getting back to Ichiban---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
HunkPunk (feat. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown and Tokimeki Memorial!)
24-01-2024
HunkPunk (feat. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown and Tokimeki Memorial!)
Yeah he just keeps asking me if I want to go with him to "the new gate that opened across town"? I mean I guess I'll go, but he better put some time into his [LOOKS] otherwise I'm dipping out early.Discussed: No Man's Release Window, Gatepunk>Metroidvania, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, Tidings, Tokimeki Memorial (Fan Dub)TokimekiHouses dot jpeg---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro(01:14) - No Man's Release Window(04:20) - A chat about genres | I promise this isn't about Prince of Persia yet lol(17:49) - Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown | Once more, with feeling!(52:36) - Tidings from the Aether(53:44) - From Lillian to Jacob | Tidings from the Aether(55:13) - From Garrett to Dave | Tidings from the Aether(58:32) - Favorite boot sound? | Tidings from the Aether(59:52) - Get your own Tiding at shop.intothcast.online!(01:00:23) - Tokimeki Memorial | What if you were back in high school and it was impossible to get anyone to like you?(01:07:52) - Comparing the Tokimeki and Three Houses pic(01:08:56) - Tokimeki Memorial | What if you were back in high school and it was impossible to get anyone to like you?(01:52:27) - Wrapping up---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MBrady HJoshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
2024: The Year of GOLDEN SUN (feat. Jusant, the Ayn Odin 2, and Bully)
17-01-2024
2024: The Year of GOLDEN SUN (feat. Jusant, the Ayn Odin 2, and Bully)
Dragon's Dogma 2? Snooze. Final Fantasy VII: REBIRTH? Nah. Persona 3 Reload? Old news. This year is for one thing and one thing only: Painstakingly typing out a 100-character code into your Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Discussed: Ads, Pokemon Unbound, Golden Sun, Dragon's Dogma 2, The Switch 2, Jusant, This song from Ico, College, Retro Handhelds, Bully (created by Rockstar Games, creators of Austin Power's 'Oh Behave'), 2013---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro(01:11) - Persona | Woops Brendon started a segment!(01:51) - Updates!(03:33) - GAME related updates????(03:37) - Pokemon Unbound | GAME related updates????(06:46) - Shout to Video Game Podtimism!(07:36) - A confession(09:41) - Golden Sun on the Nintendo Switch(15:21) - Dragon's Dogma 2 | Explaining the Sphinx(18:42) - Frontloading this year(21:10) - Jusant | Let's CLIMB(34:00) - ITA: The Musical(39:24) - A deep breath(40:05) - Another deep breath(40:26) - The Ayn Odin 2 | Brendon's talkin about retro handhelds again(59:02) - Bully | Wait you're telling me these things play GAMES????(01:27:00) - Next week!(01:30:28) - Wrapping up---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MRedmage77Joshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Lt. Surge, Best-Selling Author (feat. Pokemon Unbound, Tinyfolks, Majesty, Updates, and Dragon Quests)
10-01-2024
Lt. Surge, Best-Selling Author (feat. Pokemon Unbound, Tinyfolks, Majesty, Updates, and Dragon Quests)
Ha ha! Great battle kid. You sure showed me! Here's your badge... and uh, if you have some extra time do you think you could give me some notes on this manuscript I wrote? It's about love and loss on the battlefield. Pikachu says a curse word in it! Discussed: Pokemon Unbound, Tinyfolks, Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim, Astral Ascent, Golden Sun, Dragon Warrior, Dragon Quest VI: The Realms of Revelation---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro (01:03) - Thank you so much for listening to the Game of the Year episode!!!! (01:59) - Recapping GOTY updates (06:30) - Where Brendon's been and retro handhelds (14:33) - Pokemon: Unbound | Brendon played 4 games (53:54) - Tinyfolks | The "A" in GBA stands for "Aesthetics" (01:00:29) - Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim | Some Stephen lore (01:12:06) - An update section! (01:12:19) - Astral Ascent | An update section! (01:20:39) - Golden Sun | An update section! (01:33:10) - 😉 (01:34:12) - Dragon Warrior | 😉 (01:49:43) - Dragon Quest VI: The Realms of Revelation | The year of second chances!!! (01:53:26) - SPOILERS FOR Dragon Quest VI: The Realms of Revelation | The year of second chances!!! (02:02:46) - Dragon Quest VI: The Realms of Revelation | Being "That Person" for a piece of media (02:07:53) - Wrapping up---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MRedmage77Joshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
2024: The Year of Second Chances (feat. The Finals, Golden Sun, Life is Strange, Meta Quest 3, and more!)
03-01-2024
2024: The Year of Second Chances (feat. The Finals, Golden Sun, Life is Strange, Meta Quest 3, and more!)
The boys are back and they're ready to give gaming another try. 2024 might just be the year that Video Games get 'em.Discussed: The Finals, Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age — Definitive Edition — 2D Mode, Life is Strange Episode 1, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, The Meta Quest 3, Asgard's Wrath 2, Tetris Effect: Connected, Pistol Whip, Resident Evil 4 VR, Virtual Reality---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro (00:51) - Don't forget that Brendon is making chili. It will come up later. (01:06) - Post-GOTY Thoughts? (03:25) - The FIRST game of 2024 | The Finals (30:53) - Hællo (31:26) - We are so back, baby | Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age: Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch 2D Mode (48:37) - The Year of Second Chances (48:59) - A new stinger??? (49:12) - A game from 2015 | Life is Strange: Episode 1 (01:08:02) - A surprise for Brendon | Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (01:38:22) - Vrendon Rigley | Asgard's Wrath II (01:58:14) - Come on. You know what we're talking about. | Resident Evil 4 VR (02:04:40) - Talk about a Tetris Effect, amirite? | Tetris Effect: Connected (02:05:12) - A direct shoutout to Jacob Geller | Pistol Whip (02:06:44) - The VR Sandwich (02:20:01) - Wrapping up---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MRedmage77Joshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCodesWesleyErik BmebezacSergio LninjadeathdogRory BA42PoundMooseAndrewJustin MPeterStellar.BeesBrendan KScott RwreckxNoah OMichael GArcturusChris RhepaheCory FChase ALoveDiesNick QWes KChris MRBMichaela WAdam FScott HAlexander SPTherese KjgprintersJessica BMurrayDavid PJason KBede RKamrin HKyle SPhilip N ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
The 2023 Game of the Year Spectacular
27-12-2023
The 2023 Game of the Year Spectacular
Brendon, Stephen and AJ are once again in THE SAME ROOM to talk about VIDEO GAMES. And of course, to have some lunch.!!!SONG CREDITS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SHOW NOTES (BELOW CHAPTERS, ABOVE PATRONS) SCROLL AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!Discussed: At least Ten (10) Video games!!!!!!!!!!!!---Find us everywhere: https://intothecast.onlineBuy some merch if you'd like: https://shop.intothecast.onlineJoin the Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/intothecast---Follow on Threads: https://threads.net/@intothecastFollow on Tumblr: https://intothecast.tumblr.com---Follow Stephen Hilger: https://stephenhilgerart.com/Follow Brendon Bigley: https://threads.net/@brendonbigleyProduced by AJ Fillari: https://bsky.app/profile/ajfillari.bsky.social---Season 6 Cover Art by Scout Wilkinson: https://scoutwilkinson.myportfolio.com/Theme song by Will LaPorte: https://instagram.com/ghostdownphoto---Timecodes:(00:00) - Intro(00:49) - Hello and how this is going to work(08:41) - GotOY Time!!!!(09:06) - Stephen's GotOYs(25:40) - AJ's GotOYs(34:47) - Brendon's GotOYs(49:37) - TWG Discord GotOYs(52:13) - ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!!!!!!!(01:00:46) - IT'S GOTY TIME BABY(01:01:03) - Acknowledging the state of the industry and talking about 2023(01:04:17) - It's time for the GotYs, dude(01:05:43) - Stephen's #10(01:10:28) - AJ's #10(01:18:38) - Brendon's #10(01:24:37) - Sadie's game of the year!(01:27:14) - Stephen's #9(01:31:50) - AJ's #9(01:36:03) - Brendon's #9(01:41:19) - Alanna's game of the year!(01:43:07) - NOT Stephen's #7(01:48:54) - AJ's #8(01:58:04) - Brendon's #8(02:07:02) - Matt's game of the year!(02:08:00) - Stephen's #7 for real(02:13:45) - AJ's #7(02:20:23) - Brendon's #7(02:29:20) - Christian's MODES of the year!(02:31:48) - Stephen's #6(02:38:47) - AJ's #6(02:44:03) - Brendon's #6(02:46:49) - C YA!(02:47:17) - Will's game of the year!(02:48:28) - Lunch of the year(02:49:22) - Yeah, I'm on the seafood diet. I SEE FOOD and I EAT IT xDDDDDD(02:49:42) - Stephen's #5(02:54:19) - AJ's #5(02:58:33) - Brendon's #5(03:05:05) - Adam;s game of the year!(03:07:33) - Adam's game of all time!(03:07:59) - Stephen's #4(03:15:00) - AJ's #4(03:19:57) - Brendon's #4(03:26:42) - Chase's game of the year!(03:30:01) - Stephen's #3(03:35:50) - AJ's #3(03:40:24) - Brendon's #3(03:48:02) - Kim's game of the year!(03:50:19) - Stephen's #2(03:50:28) - Stephen AND Brendon's #2(04:02:43) - AJ's #2(04:10:31) - Scout's game of the year!(04:12:10) - Stephen's NUMBER ONE GAME(04:22:04) - AJ's NUMBER ONE VIDEO GAME(04:33:11) - Brendon's NUMBER ONE MINESWEEPER GAME(04:42:23) - Recapping The Lists(04:43:57) - Reading Brendon and Stephen's predictions for each other(04:47:03) - Christopher Plante's game of the year (I guess)(04:49:25) - Results of the TWG Discord GotY Poll!(04:53:40) - Back to US (Honorable Mentions)(05:10:00) - Figuring out the Aether Top 5(05:44:27) - Testing the list(05:47:03) - The Into the Aether Top 5 Video Games of 2023(05:47:45) - Someone's game of the year!!!!!(05:48:37) - The ITA GOTY Post-Show (06:19:29) - One final BIG REVEAL(06:19:57) - Wrapping up---SPOILERS BELOWLinksThoughts of Sea of Stars, its ending, and the priorities of indie devsJacob Geller’s “The Best 10 Games of 2023”Song creditsA Bit of Fun by Thomas BrunetTitle Theme by Studio Thumpy PuppyHinoeuma Night by Yasunori NishikiInazawa Chainsaw by NUMBER GIRLNee Dhaane ft. Shreya Sukumar by Alpha SomethingMain Menu (Orchestral) by Dale NorthSuspicion by Hidenori IwasakiTrials of the Mist by Eric W. BrownFar East Princess by Yeakun YooPetal Isles by  Koji Kondo, Shiho Fujii, Sayako Doi, Chisaki ShimazuDive to the Depths by Manaka Kataoka, Maasa Miyoshi, Masato Ohashi, Tsukasa UsuiShooting Range - The Drive Remake version by Kota SuzukiJusant by Guillaume FerranRaasa feat. Divya Vivek and Harish Kumar by Alpha SomethingHerald of Darkness by Poets of the Fall (Old Gods of Asgard)Catch Me! by Thomas BrunetMechanic Hub by Chi LeungNot a Little Girl by Yoshiya TerayamaMother Plant by Jakob SchmidGather Your Allies! by Borislav SlavovAgnea's Theme by Yasunori NishikiMain Theme by Borislav SlavovNow Entering: Ward 13 by Rob WestwoodMain Theme by Manaka Kataoka, Maasa Miyoshi, Masato Ohashi, Tsukasa UsuiHeatwave by Shuichi KoboriBard Dance by Barislov SlavovThis Road by PoeSave Theme by Kota SuzukiI Want to Live by Borislav Slavov---Thanks to all of our amazing patrons including our Eternal Gratitude members:GrokCorey ZDirectional JoySusan HOlivia KDan SIsaac SWill CJim WEvan BDavid Hmin2Aaron GVErik MRedmage77Joshua JTony LDanny KSeth MAdam BJustin KAndy HDemoParker EMaxwell LSpiritofthunderJason WJason TCorey TMinnow Eats WhaleCaleb WfingerbellyJesse WMike TCode...