Gaming Buzz Episodes
No. 63 - Loot Boxes and Microtransactions, Why They SUCK!
What is with AAA gaming these days? In this Gaming Buzz discussion Jacob, Christian, and Jason discuss the recent trend of AAA games like Star Wars Battlefront II, Middle Earth: Shadow of War and NBA 2K18 to be littered with microtransactions and pay to win lootboxes.
No. 62 - Splatoon 2 Review and Impressions Ft. Jordan from Drop Rate!
In this Gaming Buzz discussion, Christian, Darien and special guest Jordan from Drop Rate and the Have At You! podcast discuss the release of Splatoon 2, Nintendo's newest entry in their fast paced, high octane, shooter series. They discuss some of the changes to game play from the first Splatoon, some of the joys and sorrows of salmon run, and their general experiences with the game.
No. 61 - Digital Downloads, Are Physical Games Dead?
In this Gaming Buzz discussion, Jacob, Jason, and Darien discuss how digital downloads are changing the gaming industry. They discuss the history of downloading games, the effects of game downloads on the industry, and the future of physical media for games.
No. 60 - How We Store Our Games! 1996 - 2017
In this Gaming Buzz discussion, Jacob, Jason, and Darien continue discussing the many ways we have stored our video games over the many decades of gaming. They cover many influential formats like, CD Roms, DVD's, Blue-ray, game cartridges and more!
No. 59 - How We Store Our Games! 1960 - 1995
In this Gaming Buzz discussion, Jacob, Jason, and Darien discuss the many ways we have stored our video games over the many decades of gaming. They cover many influential formats like floppy disks, CD Roms, game cartridges and more!
No. 58 - Modern games that are going to be RARE and EXPENSIVE!
In this Gaming Buzz discussion, Jacob, Jason, and Christian discuss video games that will (in their opinion) become rare and valuable in the future! They discuss games on PS3, PS4, Wii U, and PS Vita!
No. 57 - Online Gaming is in DANGER!! Net Neutrality
In this Gaming Buzz discussion, Jacob, Jason, and Christian get political! They discuss the recent challenge of Net Neutrality laws in the US government. They discuss what Net Neutrality means, why it matters to gamers, and some of the things we all can do to keep net neutrality safe!
No. 56 - Retro Gaming VS Modern Gaming! With Dan!
In this Gaming Buzz discussion, Jacob, Jason, and special guest Dan discuss the merits of Gaming in the past and gaming in the present. They discuss many of the benefits to playing games on old computers with shareware, downloading games, and the lack of innovation with AAA gaming.
No. 55 - Speedruns! (Fastest Episode Ever!)
In this Gaming Buzz discussion Jacob, Jason and Christian discuss the rise of speed running video games. They cover the many merits of Awesome Games Done Quick, the many games that are speed run, and the competitive spirit that drives speed runners.
No. 54 - Lets Discuss Virtual Reality in Under 30 Minutes
In this Gaming Buzz Podcast Darien, Jason and Christian discuss how Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are important to the video game industry and their applications outside of video games, and the future of these technologies.
No. 53 - Our Predictions for E3 2017!!
In this Gaming Buzz Podcast Jacob, Jason and Christian discuss E3 and the many amazing games that could be announced!! They cover all the major publishers like Ubisoft, Nintendo, and Sony.
No. 52 - The Video Game Consoles we HATE!
In this Gaming Buzz Podcast Jacob, Jason and Christian discuss the video game consoles they don't like collecting or even playing! They also discuss why they hate the systems they do and why Jason is absolutely 100% completely wrong about the Dreamcast.....like geez Jason, were you just never held as a child? The Dreamcast is AMAZING. SHAME. ON. YOU.
No. 51 - Pre-orders Industry Savior or Pure Evil!?
Pre-orders? In this Gaming Buzz Podcast Jacob, Jason and Christian discuss the good and the bad of pre-orders. They also discuss the origins of pre-orders and how they may be affecting game developers in a negative way.
No. 50 - Reacting to Our First Ever Podcast!
It's a blast from the past! In this Gaming Buzz Podcast Jacob, Darien and Christian celebrate Gaming Buzz's 50th podcast episode by reacting to the very first Gaming Buzz Podcast episode ever. Spoilers....It's bad! They also discuss the origins of Gaming Buzz and Gaming Buzz's future!
No. 49 - Everything Wrong with the Nintendo Switch
Is the Nintendo Switch a bad system that will lean Nintendo to bankruptcy?? In this Gaming Buzz Podcast Jacob, Jason and special guest Elliot discuss some of the obvious flaws with the Nintendo Switch and how they may effect Nintendo.
No. 48 - Nintendo Switch Launch Title Comparison
Does the Nintendo Switch have the worst launch lineup of any system ever? In this Gaming Buzz Podcast Jacob, Jason and Christian discuss many video game systems with better or worse launches than the switch.
No. 47 - Mobile Games
Lets Talk about Mobile Games, with Darien?. In this Gaming Buzz Podcast Darien, Jason and Christian discuss how mobile games are changing in the market and how it is improving.
No. 46 - Is the Retro Game Bubble Going to Burst?!?!
Are all of our games going to be worthless?. In this Gaming Buzz Podcast Jacob, Jason and Christian discuss the retro game market and whether games for the NES, SNES and others are going to become worthless. They also discuss other systems like the GameCube, PSP and DS and their potential as a good investment.
No. 45 - Favorite Video Games of 2016!!!
Its the New Year! So lets talk about last years best games. Jacob, Jason and Christian talk about their favorite 2016 video games.
No. 44 - Jason VS Pokemon!
Is Pokemon EVIL? In this episode Jacob, Jason and Christian discuss some of the darker elements of the Pokemon universe and if the main series Pokemon games should have a higher rating.
No. 43 - JRPGs VS WRPGs!
Do you like Final Fantasy VII or Fallout 4? In this episode Jacob, Jason and discuss the differences between Japanese RPGs and Western made RPGs. They also discuss which games they prefer.
No. 42 - The Best MMOs!
World of Warcraft anyone? in this episode Jacob, Jason, and Darien discuss Massively Multiplayer games. They list some of their favorites and least favorites!
No. 41 - Pokémon Sun and Moon Discussion
Alola everyone, in today's episode Jacob, Christian and special guest Darien discuss about Pokémon Sun and Moon and what they think about it.
No. 40 - 2017 Gaming Predictions
2016 was pretty weird, what could happen next? In this episode Jacob, Jason and Christian discuss their predictions for Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and more for 2017!
No. 39 - Nintendo's Misstep The Wii U
Why is the Wii U the worst console of this generation? In this episode Jacob, Jason and Christian talk about on how and why the Wii U was a commercial failure
No. 38 - Overrated Video Game
Whats are some video games that are overrated? In this episode Jacob, Jason and Christian talk about their opinions on overrated video games.
No. 37 - Hidden Gems
Whats our Hidden Gems? In this episode Jacob, Jason and Christian talk about their own hidden gems and underappreciated games
No. 36 - To Emulate or NOT to Emulate
Is emulation...good or bad? In this episode Jacob, Jason and Christian discuss emulation and the problems that effect game developers and the legacy of games.
No. 33 - What it's like running a game store!
What is it like running your own game store? Jacob, Jason and special guest Gregg from Game Trade in De pere, WI discuss what it is like running a game store. They discuss some of the challenges that game store owners face, if running a game store can help your own game collection and some game store horror stories!
No. 32 - Nintendo vs Fans (DMCA Battles)!
Who has the right to make a Mario Game? Jacob, Christian and Jason discuss several recent cases of Nintendo issuing DMCA claims against fan games. They discuss whether these claims are fair or not.
No. 31 - No Silver Lining for No Man's Sky!
Was No Man's Sky a ripoff?? Jacob, Christian and Jason discuss some of the issues with No Man's Sky and why it has gotten so many gamers mad. They brainstorm ideas for how to improve relations between Hello Games and gamers.
No. 28 - The Best Video Game Consoles Ever!
Which Video Game consoles are the best? The podcasts hosts Jacob Christian and Jason talk about some of the greatest video game consoles of all time. From the PS1 to Dreamcast to the Wii they go over all the great consoles that make gaming great!
No. 27 - The Best Overwatch Characters!
Which Overwatch characters are the best? Is the best Tracer? Roadhog? Lucio? The podcasts hosts Jacob Christian and Jason debate, bicker, and fight to decide the best characters in Overwatch. This episode is more fun than a game of Lucioball!
No. 26 - An interview with Jon St. John
We're all out of bubble gum! Jacob and Darien interview famed voice actor Jon St. John in this episode of Gaming Buzz! Jon is well know for providing the voice of Duke Nukem, Big The Cat from Sonic Adventure, and has provided voice work for many other games. Please note this episode contains strong language and sexual themes.
No. 25 - The Pokemon Go Live Podcast Event!
It's time! Jacob and Darien host the Gaming Buzz Pokemon Go Live Podcast Event! They bring on a lot of guests who all share their experiences with playing the world-wide phenomenon Pokemon Go. They talk about Pokemon they want to catch, severs crashing and.....a derailed train?
No. 24 - Much Ado About Conventions!
It's convention season! To celebrate Jacob welcomes on Alex Giebel, the Video Game Chair for Kitsune Kon (a convention located in Green Bay, WI) and Zak Kasper, Kitsune Kon's LAN Subchair. Together they discuss tips and tricks for attending a convention, what games you should chose to play from Kitsune Kon's massive game library and some convention horror stories!
No. 23 - Video Games that would make great movies!
Nachos, Mountain Dew and Doritos flavored popcorn? In this episode of Gaming Buzz Jacob, Darien and Christian discuss video games that they feel would make great adaptions on the silver screen! They talk about games like Fallout and Pokemon!
No. 22 - Pokemon Sun and Moon Predictions!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz Jacob, Darien and Christian discuss the upcoming games Pokemon Sun and Moon! They discuss their individual opinions on the games starter Pokemon, possible new Pokemon, new mega evolutions and new gym types they would like to see.
No. 21 - Our Biggest Gaming REGRETS!!!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz Jacob, Darien and Christian discuss their biggest gaming regrets! They discuss games that they bought that they didn't enjoy. They also discuss what they have learned from their mistakes that have made them better video game collectors.
No. 20 - The Best Indie Games!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz Jacob, Darien and Christian discuss Indie games! They discuss games like Minecraft and Cave Story. They even discuss games like Super Meat Boy and Christians adiction to The Binding of Issac!
No. 19 - Our Sports Game Recommendations!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz Darien, Christian and special guest Dalton of TCG Buzz share their recommendations for sports games.. They discuss their favorite sports games, some other game recommendations and even some games to stay away from.
No. 18 - Sports Games Featuring Dalton!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz Darien, Christian and special guest Dalton of TCG Buzz share their experiences with sports games.. They discuss their first memories with the genre and What they like and don't like about sports games!
No. 17 - Our top video game characters!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz Darien, Jacob and Christian share many video game characters they cannot go on gaming without. They discuss characters from many franchises including Metal Gear, Mega Man, Senran Kagura and much more!
No. 16 - Games we want remade!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz Darien, Jacob and Christian share their enthusiasm for great games they want to experience again with a fresh coat of paint. They even share what games they wish would be made again such as F-Zero GX, Shenmue, Metal Gear Solid, Mega Man, Crash Bandicoot and many more!
No. 15 - Our thoughts on....RPGs Featuring Jason!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz, Jacob and Darien discuss the RPG genre with a special guest, Jason. They go over their fist experiences with the genre of role playing games, their favorite games in the genre like Final Fantasy and Pokemon. From Yo Kai Watch to Dark Souls they discuss everything RPG!
No. 14 - Our thoughts on....3D Platformers!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz, Jacob Christian and Darien discuss the 3D platformer genre. They go over their fist experiences with the genre of 3D platformers, Their favorite games in the genre like Crash Bandicoot and Super Mario 64. From Ratchet and Clank to Bubsy 3D they discuss everything 3D platformer!
No. 13 - Our thoughts on....First Person Shooters!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz, Jacob Christian and Darien discuss the first person shooter genre. They go over their fist experiences with the genre of first person shooters, Their favorite games in the genre and the effects that Call of Duty has had on the genre. From Half Life to Bioshock they discuss everything FPS!
No. 12 - Our thoughts on....2D Platformers!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz, Jacob Christian and Darien discuss the 2D platformer genre. They go over their fist experiences with the genre of 2D platformers, Their favorite games in the genre and some 2D platformers that are no good! From Mario to Sonic they discuss all the greatest 2D platformers.
No. 11 - Boss Battle Rage!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz Darien, Jacob and Christian blow off some steam by sharing some video game boss battles that they do not enjoy. Each hosts share several of his most rage-inducing boss battles and (to keep from having an aneurysm) some video game boss battles that made them smile. They also discuss a potential sequel to Naughty Dog's game The last Of Us.
No. 10 - Video Game Collecting Tips!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz, hosts Jacob, Darien, and Christian share their knowledge and experience of the retro game collecting world. They walk through the best places to find games, how to store game collections, how to manage game collecting and even some general life advice.
No. 9 - PC Master Race! Featuring Gary Dechamps
In this episode of Gaming Buzz Jacob and Christian along with special guest Gary discuss the world of PC gaming. They discuss some of the potential new technologies in PC gaming such as virtual reality, 4K resolutions and external graphics cards.
No. 8 - G.B.K.F.A with Cheat Codes!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz, Jacob Christian and Darien talk about their favorite video game cheat codes. They discuss classic PC games like Doom, recent Indie titles like Shovel Knight and even some really weird cheats....Exploding women and WWII era T. rexes anyone?
No. 7 - But which should you buy?
In this episode of Gaming Buzz, Jacob, Darien and Christian analyze the current gen consoles to see which ones are the best.They analyze the Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to find out which is the best to buy. From exclusive games to backwards compatibility They look at every aspect of each console and give their opinions on which reign supreme!
No. 6 - Super Smash Bros: Not for Scrubs Edition
In this episode of Gaming Buzz, Christian, Darien, and Jacob predict what might be coming next for the Super Mash Bros. series in a potential sequel. They ponder on new game play elements, characters, stages and whether or not Melee elitists suck (they do). They also discuss #logogate a scandal they have been affected by.
No. 5 - The 2015 Lemmy Awards
In this special episode of Gaming Buzz, Jacob, Christian and Darien switch jobs from being Hosts to being Judges as they analyze the best games of 2015 and debate over which games should receive a coveted Lemmy award. Chairs are broken and many INKrecible puns are made.
No. 4 - SpongeBob? SpongeBob!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz Christian, Darien and Jacob discuss great video games that most people have never played or wouldn't expect to be great. These "Hidden Gems" vary from Super Nintendo platormers to quirky PlayStation 2 RPGs. There's a game in this episode that is a cartoon Metal Gear Solid!
No. 3 - It Didn't GGGOOOOOO Anywhere
In this episode of Gaming Buzz, Christian, Darien, and Jacob continue their discussion on failed video game consoles. However, every system they talk about this time is a handheld system meant for portable use. They even talk about a system that is worse than the Virtual Boy!
No. 2 - Saturns, GameCubes and Virtual Boys. Oh my!
In this episode of Gaming Buzz Christian, Darien and Jacob discuss several video game consoles that for various reasons, did not make a massive impact in the gaming market. These "failures" might not be horrible systems but one thing is sure, you'll be seeing red (and black) by the end!
No. 1 - The Good, the Bad and the Amiibo.
In this episode of Gaming Buzz Christian, Darien and Jacob discuss what they like and don't like about Nintendo's amiibo toys. This topic leads to discussion about weird toy names, price gauging and even using hair as a weapon! Each host discusses what they like and dislike about Amiibo and their hopes for future amiibo.
No. 0 - Preview Episode: Shark Tales!
In this special preview episode, the hosts of Gaming Buzz discuss everything from their favorite genres of games to their fondest memories of playing games as kids. Jacob and Darien discuss traumatizing memories of bad games while Christian shoots lemons.