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Welcome to another Indie Reviews episode of In Your Element! Featured Game: Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda (2019, Nintendo Switch) From the creators of Crypt of the NecroDancer, the breakout rhythm/dungeon-crawler hybrid, comes Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda. This unique game blends the iconic characters, music, and gameplay of the Zelda franchise and mixes in an incredibly polished and addictive rhythm-based combat game full of familiar enemies, locations, and items. If you're a fan of Zelda games, or rhythm games for that matter, you don't want to miss this one! Written Review: Available on IndieRanger.com Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Background music by Danny Baranowsky - Overworld (Peaceful) & Overworld (Combat) - Cadence of Hyrule OST Enjoy!
Welcome Back to In Your Element! Featured Topic: 2019 is already halfway done, and that means it's time to check in on our favorite games of the year. This week, I'm joined by my guest Adrian Espinoza (@real_vdrivn) to discuss our top picks of 2019 so far. Will your favorite game make the cut? Check out this week's episode to find out! Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro/What We've Been Playing 9:17: Our Top Games of 2019 So Far 35:04 Looking Forward to the Rest of 2019/GOTY Predictions 40:03 Closing/Outro Music Show Notes Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Intro Music by Eric Skiff - Arpanauts - Resistor Anthems - Available at http://EricSkiff.com/music Outro Music by Chillhop: http://chillhop.com/listen - GYVUS - Tōzen - Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ChillhopSpotify Enjoy!
Welcome to another Indie Reviews episode of In Your Element! Featured Game: Gato Roboto (2019, Nintendo Switch) What do you get when you take a small cat in a mech suit and a mission to save a distant planet? Well, you get Gato Roboto, of course! In this bite-sized Metroidvania adventure, you'll do just that. Navigate an alien planet as a small cat named Kiki armed with a powerful mech suit as you collect powerups, discover secrets, take down enemies, and more! Written Review: Available on IndieRanger.com Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Background music by Doinksoft - Nexus - Gato Roboto OST Enjoy!
Welcome to another Indie Reviews episode of In Your Element! Featured Game: Void Bastards (2019, Xbox One/PC) In this episode, we journey deep into the Sargasso Nebula as I review Void Bastards for Xbox One and PC. Void Bastards is a strategy-shooter with roguelike elements from the creative minds behind BioShock and System Shock. You are part of an endless supply of prisoners aboard the Void Ark looking to board enemy vessels, salvage loot, upgrade your weapons, and make it out of the galaxy in one piece. The only issue is, everything is out to kill you. Will you make it out alive? Written Review: Available on MammothGamers.com Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Background music by Ryan Roth - The Sargasso Nebula - Void Bastards OST - Available at: https://dualryan.bandcamp.com/album/void-bastards-original-soundtrack A review copy of the game was provided to me by the publisher. This did not influence my review in any way. Enjoy!
Welcome Back to In Your Element! Featured Topic: We're hot off the heels of another exciting E3, and this year my guest Claire Fusich-Falzone (@ClairityClear) and I got to attend for the first time! We saw a ton of awesome upcoming games, played many demos, met incredible people, and more. In this episode, we're sharing our highlights from the show, as well as some of our biggest overall surprises! Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro/What We've Been Playing 9:46 E3 Highlights 47:41 E3 Surprises 1:11:22 Closing/Outro Music Show Notes Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Intro Music by Eric Skiff - Arpanauts - Resistor Anthems - Available at http://EricSkiff.com/music Outro Music by Chillhop: http://chillhop.com/listen - Bonus Points - Pizza and Video Games - Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ChillhopSpotify Enjoy!
Welcome to another Indie Reviews episode of In Your Element! Featured Game: Trover Saves The Universe (2019, PS4/PSVR/PC) Justin Roiland (co-creator of Rick and Morty) has another hilarious adventure for you to embark on. In Trover Saves The Universe, an evil alien being named Glorkon has stolen your two dogs, jammed them into his eye sockets, and is threatening to destroy everything. It's up to you and Trover, a timid eye socket monster, to rescue them and save the universe from destruction. Written Review: Available on MammothGamers.com Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com A review copy of the game was provided to me by the publisher. This did not influence my review in any way. Enjoy!
Welcome Back to In Your Element! Featured Topic: After months of cryptic tweets, Kojima has finally given us a substantial trailer for his upcoming PlayStation exclusive Death Stranding. The almost nine-minute-long trailer gave us an extensive look at gameplay, characters, Breach Babies, and more. This week, my guests Adrian Espinoza (@ad2sterling) and Austin Elkins (austinlavistatv) join me to discuss our reactions to the trailer, as well as what it all means. Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro/What We've Been Playing 9:20 Death Stranding Trailer Reactions 45:20 Closing/Outro Music Show Notes Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Intro Music by Eric Skiff - Arpanauts - Resistor Anthems - Available at http://EricSkiff.com/music Outro Music by Chillhop: http://chillhop.com/listen - Birocratic - Tony's Belated Breakfast - Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ChillhopSpotify Enjoy!
Welcome Back to In Your Element! Featured Topic: E3 2019 is just weeks away, and that means plenty of new game announcements coming from the biggest publishers and developers are on their way. This week, my guests Matt Jeffray (@mattjeffray) and Adrian Espinoza (@ad2sterling) join me to discuss our predictions for Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Square Enix, and Nintendo's conferences. We also give our longshot predictions that we'd love to see, but probably won't happen. All aboard the hype train! Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro/What We've Been Playing 9:40 E3 Predictions: Microsoft 29:31 E3 Predictions: Bethesda 38:00 E3 Predictions: Ubisoft 54:08 E3 Predictions: Square Enix 1:04:02 E3 Predictions: Nintendo 1:12:33 Closing/Outro Music Show Notes Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Intro Music by Eric Skiff - Arpanauts - Resistor Anthems - Available at http://EricSkiff.com/music Outro Music by Chillhop: http://chillhop.com/listen - Brock Berrigan - Split Decision - Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ChillhopSpotify Enjoy!
Welcome to another Indie Reviews episode of In Your Element! Featured Game: SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech (2019, Nintendo Switch) Grab your sword & shield and your best gear as we journey deep into mystical lands with my review of SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech. This game blends a traditional RPG with unique card-based battles. With over 100 collectible cards in the game, there's no shortage of strategy, and plenty of fun to be had. Written Review: Available on MammothGamers.com Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Background music by Eric Gudmundson - Village Theme - SteamWorld Quest OST A review copy of the game was provided to me by the publisher. This did not influence my review in any way. Enjoy!
Welcome Back to In Your Element! Featured Topic: Pandora's box has finally been opened as Gearbox has finally given us that sweet, sweet, Borderlands 3 gameplay that we've been patiently awaiting. This week my guests are Dave Rottino and Dan Robinson, Hosts of the 'Rated G For Gamers' Podcast (@ratedgforgamers). We discuss our thoughts of the reveal event, including the new playable vault hunters, new interplanetary travel, and of course...the guns. Strap in, we're going for a wild ride. Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro/What We've Been Playing 24:36 Borderlands 3 Gameplay Initial Takeaways 35:17 Dan's PAX East 2019 Experience 40:03 Interplanetary Travel/Sanctuary 3 44:38 The Four New Vault Hunters 51:34 Season Pass Discussion/Microtransactions 59:01 Last Thoughts 1:01:13 Closing/Outro Music Show Notes Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Intro Music by Eric Skiff - Arpanauts - Resistor Anthems - Available at http://EricSkiff.com/music Outro Music by Chillhop: http://chillhop.com/listen - L'IndÇcis - Happy Hours - Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ChillhopSpotify Enjoy!
Welcome to another Indie Reviews episode of In Your Element! Featured Game: Katana ZERO (2019, Nintendo Switch/PC) In this episode I'll be reviewing Katana ZERO, a side-scrolling action game that puts you in the shoes of a time-manipulating ninja hell-bent on figuring out his mysterious past. The game features an 80's-inspired aesthetic, complete with an original synthwave soundtrack and gorgeous pixel art. Written Review: Available on IndieRanger.com Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Background music by LudoWic - Katana ZERO - Katana ZERO OST - Available at: https://wicrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/katana-zero-original-soundtrack Enjoy!
Welcome Back to In Your Element! Featured Topic: Hop on your Drifter Bike and journey through the lush forests of the Northwestern US with my guest Matt Jeffray (@mattjeffray) and I this week as we preview Sony's upcoming game, Days Gone. We'll discuss our thoughts on the protagonist, Deacon St. John, as well as all the various Freakers you'll encounter in Oregon during your survival adventure. Don't forget to fuel up, it's gonna be a good one. Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro/What We've Been Playing 10:42 Days Gone Preview 52:54 Closing/Outro Music Show Notes Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Intro Music by Eric Skiff - Arpanauts - Resistor Anthems - Available at http://EricSkiff.com/music Outro Music by Chillhop: http://chillhop.com/listen - Joakim Karud - Canals - Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ChillhopSpotify Enjoy!
Welcome Back to In Your Element! Featured Topic: This week my guest Austin Elkins (@austinlavistatv) and I are previewing three upcoming Nindies (Nintendo + Indies) arriving VERY shortly on Nintendo Switch. We discuss the classic run and gun action game, Cuphead; we chat about the upcoming neo-noir action slasher, Katana ZERO; and we finish up with the card-based RPG, SteamWorld Quest: The Hand of Gilgamech. Let's chat some indie games! Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro/What We've Been Playing 11:57 Cuphead Preview 24:44 Katana ZERO Preview 32:35 SteamWorld Quest: The Hand of Gilgamech 44:51 Closing/Outro Music Show Notes Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Intro Music by Eric Skiff - Arpanauts - Resistor Anthems - Available at http://EricSkiff.com/music Outro Music by Chillhop: http://chillhop.com/listen - Bonus Points - Pizza and Video Games - Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ChillhopSpotify Enjoy!
Welcome to the first-ever Indie Reviews episode of In Your Element! Featured Game: Baba Is You (2019, Nintendo Switch/PC) This episode, I'm reviewing the challenging puzzle game Baba Is You for Nintendo Switch. Baba Is You features over 200 individual puzzles that are solved by moving words and items around to create a solution. What makes it unique is that it encourages you to break the rules, and constantly challenges you to think outside the box. Written Review: Available on IndieRanger.com Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Background music by Arvi Teikari - Fruit On Grass (Garden) - Baba Is You OST - Available at: https://hempuli.bandcamp.com/releases A review copy of the game was provided to me by the publisher. This did not influence my review in any way. Enjoy!
Welcome Back to In Your Element! Featured Topic: This week join my guest Adrian Espinoza (@ad2sterling) and I as we discuss the most difficult modern video games we've experienced. We also discuss the need for accessibility in video games and the case for creating an 'easy mode' that allows everyone to experience specific games. Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro/What We've Been Playing 19:26 Accessibility and Video Game Difficulty 32:18 Our Most Difficult Modern Games Played 1:27:03 Closing/Outro Music Show Notes Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Intro Music by Eric Skiff - Arpanauts - Resistor Anthems - Available at http://EricSkiff.com/music Outro Music by Chillhop: http://chillhop.com/listen - Joseph Jacobs - Tune In - Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ChillhopSpotify Enjoy!
Welcome Back to In Your Element! This Week's News: Sony's first "State of Play" livestream just wrapped up, and they announced a handful of new games, including many PSVR experiences coming in the near future. Apple also held a services-focused event, announcing Apple Arcade, a subscription-based gaming service that promised premium curated content that can be played across all your devices. Lastly, SEGA is entering into the mini console market officially later this year with the SEGA Genesis Mini. All that, and more, on this week's episode! Featured Topic: Last week was jam-packed with industry news and events and this episode, my guest Matt Jeffray and I will be breaking down the biggest announcements to come out of the 2019 Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, and PAX East in Boston. There were a number of big developer changes detailed, and a handful of really exciting games coming soon, including a big one that has been teased for awhile. Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro/What We've Been Playing 13:05 Sony's First State of Play Livestream Breakdown 25:10 Apple Arcade Announced For iOS, macOS and tvOS 31:34 SEGA Announces Genesis Mini 40:36 Game Developer's Conference 2019 Recap 56:50 PAX East 2019 Recap 1:13:49 Closing/Outro Music Show Notes Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Intro Music by Eric Skiff - Arpanauts - Resistor Anthems - Available at http://EricSkiff.com/music Outro Music by Chillhop: http://chillhop.com/listen - Globuldub - Foreign Exchange - Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ChillhopSpotify Enjoy!
Welcome Back to another Bonus Episode of In Your Element! Featured Topic: This week I welcome back my guest Eric Manning as we break down Nintendo's recent Nindies Showcase for Spring 2019. There were 18 different games announced and shown off during the presentation, and we give our initial thoughts of each one! As a reminder, In Your Element Bonus episodes are my way of thanking my Patrons supporting me over on patreon.com/inyourelement. My goal is to create additional content and deliver it to them a week before everyone else gets it. If you’d like to receive these bonus episodes early, as well as all future main episodes, consider showing your support on my Patreon page! As a Patron, all of your episodes will also be ad-free. Other perks include access to Patreon-exclusive roles in the In Your Element Discord server as well as being eligible for periodic giveaways. If you enjoy the show, join other Elementalists in supporting at the $1 level or above on patreon.com/inyourelement. Show Notes Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Intro Music by Eric Skiff - Arpanauts - Resistor Anthems - Available at http://EricSkiff.com/music Enjoy!
Welcome Back to In Your Element! This Week's News: Google announced their new cloud-based gaming platform to the world earlier this week, called Google Stadia. It will be able to stream AAA games to your phone, tablet, computer or television in 4K resolution at 60 fps. Also, Apex Legends began its first Season, introducing a Battle Pass with 100 tiers of unlockables and the first new Legend, Octane. Featured Topic: 2019 is off to a hot start, and we're not even done with March yet! So far, we've gotten great games such as: Resident Evil 2, Apex Legends, The Divison II, Metro: Exodus, Devil May Cry 5, and most recently, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. We discuss our biggest surprises of the year, biggest disappointments, and what what's to come for the rest of the year! Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro/What We've Been Playing 13:43 Google Announces Stadia 34:33 Apex Legends Season 1 - Wild Frontier Begins 46:30 2019 In Gaming (So Far) 1:23:59 Closing/Outro Music Show Notes Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Intro Music by Eric Skiff - Arpanauts - Resistor Anthems - Available at http://EricSkiff.com/music Outro Music by Chillhop: http://chillhop.com/listen - Brock Berrigan - Split Decision - Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ChillhopSpotify Enjoy!
Welcome Back to In Your Element! This Week's News: An outlandish rumor surfaced claiming that Sony may be in talks to acquire Take Two Interactive, who own Rockstar (Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption), and 2K Games (BioShock series, Borderlands series, 2K Sports games, Mafia and more). This would be an insane pickup if true. Also, Dark Souls creator has stated that they are interested in exploring a potential Battle Royale or multiplayer experience title in the future. What could this mean? All that, and more, on this week's episode! Featured Topic: This week, join my guest Adrian and I as we journey back to Racoon City and relive the worst first day on the job ever in the remake of Resident Evil 2. We discuss our thoughts on gameplay and story (without spoilers!) as well as some other aspects. We also discuss whether Capcom should stick with a third-person over-the-shoulder view for upcoming titles, or continue with the first-person view introduced in Resident Evil 7, as well as what the future holds for the franchise. Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro/What We've Been Playing 9:32 Sony Set To Acquire Take Two Interactive?! 14:58 Dark Souls Creator Interested In Battle Royale Game 20:48 Resident Evil 2 Review 55:22 Closing/Outro Show Notes Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Intro Music by Eric Skiff - Arpanauts - Resistor Anthems - Available at http://EricSkiff.com/music Outro Music by Chillhop: http://chillhop.com/listen - GYVUS - Tōzen - Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ChillhopSpotify Enjoy!
Welcome Back to In Your Element! This Week's News: Nintendo is getting into the VR game...sort of. They announced Nintendo Labo VR Kit this week, which includes a cardboard VR headset as well as five additional VR experiences. Sony dropped a new software update for the PS4, bringing with it Remote Play capability for iOS devices! Lastly, EA announced they will be opting out of a traditional press conference at this year's EA Play event, which traditionally kicks off the E3 festivities. All that, and more, on this week's episode of In Your Element! Featured Topic: Join my guest Travis LeFevre, Editor-in-Chief of Indie Ranger, as we dive into some of the recent indie games we've been playing. We chat about the frenzied, jazz-fueled rage of Ape Out, the customizable tactics-based game Wargroove, the infinitely-moddable battlefield game Ravenfield, the surrealist point-and-click adventure Lucid Dream and the over-the-top roguelike motorcycle game, Road Redemption. Click Here if you are interested in reading my full review for Ape Out, available on IndieRanger.com Click Here if you are interested in reading my full review for Lucid Dream, available on IndieRanger.com Time Stamps: 0:00 Intro/What We've Been Playing 13:51 Nintendo Announces Labo VR Kit 19:16 Sony Enables Remote Play For iOS 24:02 EA Cancels E3 Press Conference 28:20 Indie Chat - Ape Out 36:47 Indie Chat - Ravenfield 41:18 Indie Chat - Wargroove 47:17 Indie Chat - Road Redemption 51:22 Indie Chat - Lucid Dream 58:33 Closing/Outro Music Show Notes Social Media: Instagram @inyourelementpodcast Twitter @IYEpodcast Facebook Page @inyourelementpodcast Discord Join Server For the latest news and content visit: inyourelementpodcast.com Support In Your Element at: patreon.com/inyourelement Email any Questions/Comments for the Show at: hello@inyourelementpodcast.com Intro Music by Eric Skiff - Arpanauts - Resistor Anthems - Available at http://EricSkiff.com/music Outro Music by Chillhop: http://chillhop.com/listen - Bonus Points - Pizza and Video Games - Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ChillhopSpotify Enjoy!
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