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DLC is your weekly audio tour of the latest in video games and tabletop entertainment. Hosts Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer are joined every week by the best damn gaming experts on the planet as well as YOUR phone calls! Disagree, Like, or Comment by Direct Live Call-in or in the Designated Lobby Chat! It is the gaming show Decided by Listener Contribution. DLC, the Digital Lifestyle Companion for gamers who Don't Like Cynicism. Hosted by Christian Spicer & Jeff Cannata.
357 Episodes
Jeff and Christian welcome Tom Marks from IGN to the show thhis week to discuss the huge Playstation 5 event, with info on price, pre-orders, and all of the launch titles. Plus, Oculus had an event with new VR hardware and software. So much to discuss! The Playlist: Hades, A Monster's Expedition, Inertial Drift, Super Mario Sunshine; NVIDIA Broadcast; Donkey Kong Country 2, Unrailed!, Spelunky 2 Tabletop Time: Fort, Tellstones: King's Gambit Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Trisha Hershberger from Newegg back to the show this week to discuss pricing and availability of the Xbox Series X and Series S, the Ubisoft Forward Event, and more! The Playlist: Tell Me Why, Fall Guys, Control AWE, Marvel's Avengers, Star Renegades, Kingdoms of Amalur: The Re-Reckoning Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Imran Kahn from Kinda Funny to the show this week to discuss Nintendo's 35 Years of Mario Direct, including the strangeness of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, new GeForce video cards turning our current cards in garbage, a Shenmue anime, and more! The Playlist: Marvel's Avengers, Moon, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1&2, SpellBreak, Far:Lone Sail Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Lana Bachynski from Riot Games back to the show this week to discuss all of the huge announcements from Gamescom 2020. So many games! SO MANY! The Playlist: Risk of Rain 2, Fall Guys, Gunfire Reborn, Control AWE, Wasteland 3, The Girl of Glass Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome the Internet's Jesse Cox to the show this week to discuss the DC Fandome announcements, including Suicide Squad Kills Justice League and Gotham Knights. Plus, more Apple vs Epic news, Nintendo's new Indies, and Half-Life Alyx speedrunning. The Playlist: Fall Guys, Final Fantasy XIV, There Is No Game, Ms Pacman, Battletoads, Rogue Legacy 2, Manifold Garden, Spirit Farer Tabletop Time: Star Wars RPG, Inhuman Conditions, Mondo Puzzles, Roll for the Galaxy Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Danny Pena from Gamertag Radio to the show this week to discuss the Halo Infinite delay to 2021 and it ramifications for Xbox Series X, Fortnight being pulled from Google and iOS app stores, another Zelda remake possibility, and more! The Playlist: Streets of Rage 4, Final Fantasy VII, Phantasy Star Online 2, Tony Hawk Pro Skter 1 & 2, Avengers Beta, Touryst, Undermine Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Anthony Taormina from Gamerant.com back to the show this week to discuss Son'y latest State of Play event, Apple's refusal to play ball with Project Xcloud or Stadia, Spider-Man being exclusive to PS4 in Avengers, and more! The Playlist: The Avengers Beta, Horizon Zero Dawn PC, Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome God-tier streamer Trikslyr back to the show this week to discuss 343 reacting to the Halo Infinite reveal backlash as well as that game going free to play for multiplayer, Netflix announcing more video game IP shows and movies, and new data that suggests not having E3 hasn't been bad for the industry. The Playlist: Dark Souls, Ghost of Tsushima, Spider-man PS4 DLC, Valorant, Frostpunk DLC, Last of Us 2, Grounded, Carrion, Faeria Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Lana Bachynski welcome Patrick Dees from the Fan Controlled Football League to the show this week to discuss Microsoft's big Summer of Games event, the Xbox Games Showcase. Halo Infinite, Fable, and everything in between! Plus, the crazy Nintendo Gigaleak, Ubisoft keeping next gen games at $60, the return of G4TV and more! The Playlist: Star Wars: Squadrons Alpha, The Last of Us 2, Doom Eternal, Ghost of Tsushima, Hollow Knight, Hello Robot Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Kahlief Adams back to the show this week to discuss Project Xcloud streaming being added to Xbox Gamepass, PS5 doubling production, the Google Stadia Connect, and more! The Playlist: Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, Ghost of Tsushima, Superhot Mind Control Delete, Predecessor, CoD Warzone, Donkey Kong Country Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome indie game writer, designer and consultant Nick Suttner back to the show this week to discuss the Ubisoft Forward event, the Nacon Direct event, and the Devolver Digital event, as the Summer of Games roll on! The Playlist: Creaks, Lonely Mountains: Downhill, Earth Defense Force 5, Tetris Mobile; HyperScape; Ring Fit Adventure; Elgato Wave Link 3, Subnautica, The Waylanders Tabletop Time: Air, Land & Sea, Tabletop Simulator, Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Adam Leonhardt from Megadads back to the show this week to discuss abuse against voice actors on Twitter, a new higher price for next-gen games, a version of 2020 in which the Xbox Series X releases in August, and more! The Playlist: The Last of Us Part II, Animal Crossing Summer Update, CoD: Warzone, Destiny 2, Griftlands VR Talk: Iron Man VR, Half-Life Alyx Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome the writer of Mortal Kombat 11, Injustice 2, and the Image comic book Heart Attack, Shawn Kittelsen to the show to discuss new Cyberpunk 2077 info, new Marvel's Avengers info, new Rocksteady DC comics game info, and a possible subscription to the Xbox Series X hardware! The Playlist: Desperadoes III, Deep Rock Galactic, Rocket League, Ring Fit Adventure, The Witcher 3, Deck of Ashes, Blade & Sorcery Update 8 Parting Gifts! BONUS CONTENT: David Chen and Dan Trachtenberg join Jeff and Christian for a spoiler-filled discussion of The Last of Us Part 2
Jeff and Christian welcome Parris Lilly from Gamertag Radio to the show this week to discuss this year's EA Play event, including the gameplay reveal for Star Wars Squadrons and more! Plus, the new Cyberpunk 2077 delay and what it means for Holiday 2020. The Playlist: The Last of Us Part 2, Destiny 2, Disintegration, Ring Fit Adventure, Steam Summer demos: Grounded, Floppy Knights, Solasta Crown of the Magister, Fae Tactics, Ghostrunner, Unto the End, Riftbreaker Parting Gifts! BONUS CONTENT: Christian interviews Shawn James about music in The Last of Us
Jeff and Christian welcome Kristine Steimer from What's Good Games back to the show this week to discuss Sony's big Playstation 5 event, including all the big reveals: Spider-Man Miles Morales, Gran Turismo 7, Resident Evil Village, Horizon Forbidden West, and more! The Playlist: Having all finished game, all three hosts deep dive into a SPOILER FREE discussion of The Last of Us Part 2 Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Cicero Holmes back to the show this week to discuss the Kingdom of Amalur remaster, EA Access coming to Steam, a long lost Avengers game, the Destiny 2 event, and more! The Playlist: Valorant, Treachery in Beatdown City, The Outer Worlds VR Talk: Elite Dangerous, Tetris Effect Quest; Pistol Whip, 3DSen VR, The Wizards - Dark Times, Half Life Alyx liquid update Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Shareef Jackson from Rivals of Waterdeep back to the show this week to discuss PS5 exclusives, the first pictures of Super Nintendo World theme park, Cate Blanchett as Lilith in the Borderlands movie, and more! The Playlist: MK11 Aftermath, Ori Will of the Wisps, Streets of Rage 4, Treachery in Beatdown City, Wildfire, Minecraft Dungeons VR Talk: No Man’s Sky, Half Life Alyx, Karnage Chronicles Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome Michele Morrow back to the show this week to discuss Fortnite showing a Christopher Nolan movie, Mafia getting Definitive Edition remakes, a 20 million brick Minecraft city, and more! The Playlist: World of Warcraft Shadowlands Alpha, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Animal Crossing, Pony island, Sea of Thieves, Monster Train, Legend of Keepers. VR Talk: The best Oculus titles, Wolf & Pigs, Spectro Tabletop Time: Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Codenames, Just One Parting Gifts!
Jeff and Christian welcome board game designer Geoff Englestein back to the show this week to discuss the eye-popping Unreal Engine 5 demo, the surprise Paper Mario reveal, the new info about Ghosts of Tsushima, and more! The Playlist: Old World, Tabletop Simulator, Fortnite, Monster Hunter World, Fort Triumph, Fury Unleashed Tabletop Time: Super Skill Pinball, Pax Pamir, Unmatched, Through the Ages VR Talk: Half Life Alyx, Box VR, Oh Shape, Mini Moto Racing X, Tetris Effect on Quest Parting Gifts! Christian is raising money for St Jude Children's Research Hospital! You can donate directly to St Jude here: https://donate.tiltify.com/@christianspicer/2020playlive Download the print and play version of Geoff's Super Skill Pinball here: https://juegosrollandwrite.com/print-and-play-super-skill-pinball-4-cade/
Jeff and Christian welcome Rich Grisham, Chief Operating Officer at Out of the Park Developments, back to the show this week to discuss the first big Inside Xbox about the Xbox Series X, including all of the new game reveals, the new Last of Us 2 trailer, next-gen Smart Delivery, and more! The Playlist: Doom, The Golf Club 2019, Mario Maker 2, MLB The Show, PES, Streets of Rage 4, Monster Hunter World, Filament VR Talk: Vader Immortal, Beat Saber, Half Life:Alyx, Supernatural, Pixel Ripped 1995 Parting Gifts!
Comments (7)

Curtis Massey

I can't believe that people are giving guff to Jeff Cannata about his opinion! He's Jeff Cannata for goodness sake! Have you not heard a word he's said over the last DECADE!? You have to know he's a great guy by now. Geez.

Jun 26th

Martin Crook

"planting the red white and blue." good grief.

Oct 24th

Curtis Massey

Did I miss the Sekiro talk?

Mar 25th

Tomas Akhonen

My favourite gaming podcast with entertaining hosts that feels like just a couple of friends hanging out and talking about games. No pretentious bullshit like Giant Bomb. Plus you can also play a drinking game by taking a sip every time Jeff mentions that he had a child. You'll be drunk in no time.

May 17th

iTunes User

I am a big fan of 5by5 and generally try out any of the new shows that they put out. There’s a level of quality in hosts and production value that means it’s always worth a shot. I tried out DLC only for this reason, not being sure what the show was really going to be about. An hour and forty minutes is a lot of show for a topic I’m not that invested in. DLC kept me completely engaged for two critical reasons: 1) The hosts are excellent. They know how to separate out the wheat from the chaff and were able to remind me that I am interested in video games and the industry, just not the heavy dose of cruft that typically comes along with the coverage. 2) Effective use of call-in. There are few podcasts that are broadcast live and even fewer with the infrastructure, interest, and listenership to make calls work. Jeff and Christian got great callers, but more importantly, they used calls well. They asked great prompts, kept calls relatively short, and used the listeners to deepen areas of previous conversation or jump into new conversations that kept the show feeling fresh and kept the pace up. Jeff and Christian must listen to good radio and be fans of good radio, because they handled this like veterans. Call-ins even on week one were sufficient to extend the quality and length of the show. I am definitely subscribing and looking forward to learning more about games each week.

Aug 30th

iTunes User

Cannata and Spicer, what else do you need? Also definitely tweet @jeffcannata more questions about what this means for NLB and WC, I have it on good authority he loves it

Aug 30th

iTunes User

Just recently started listening to this podcast, as I love to listen to games podcasts. Episode 146 gets very political, very pro-Hillary Clinton. Nobody wants to hear your politcal opinions. I thought this was a games podcast.

Aug 30th
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