That’s right, we’re celebrating TEN YEARS of The Gamers’ Inn this week. The celebrations include a Guess That Game segment with clips selected by listeners of the show, and some listener suggested topics to help us look back at the last 500 episodes. We chat about one new game called Nobody Saves The World, that’s out now on Game Pass (more on the game next week). Finally, we close out the show with the bombshell news that Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard for 70 billion dollars! This is a developing story, and just broke the day we recorded. Likely more to discuss next episode.
We’re back with our first episode of 2022 as we hurdle ever closer to the big TGI 500. We kick off the show with some holiday game discussions as Jocelyn purchased Skyrim again, leading to her playing a bunch of Elder Scrolls Online. Also Dead by Daylight appears to be having some balance issues. Ryan finished up Halo Infinite over the holidays, and managed to squeeze in some time with The Gunk, both on Xbox/PC Game Pass. Finally, Ryan has been enjoying the devilish delights of Rogue Lords. We forgo the news to discuss our most anticipated titles of 2022, including some honourable mentions.
Welcome to the annual Gamers’ Inn Game of the Year episode! We go over our top 5 video game experiences from 2021, which does include a few older games we played this year. We close our the show with some Honourable Mentions and Games We Missed. Wouldn’t want to leave anyone out on this momentous occasion! Look forward to some of those games making a comeback in 2022!
Ryan welcomes back Jocelyn with a surprise ripped straight from The Game Awards. Then we move into our promised Arcane spoilers, where we discuss the first full season for the Netflix animated series. While Jocelyn was away she completed the entire main game of Control, including the Alan Wake expansion. Moving into our news segment, we focus in on The Game Awards, looking at the awards and the announcements.
Jimmy The “Play Trails” Shovel guests on the show this week with Ryan to dive into the latest anime experiences! Jim kicks things off with Scarlet Nexus, which he played on Xbox Game Pass for PC. Inspired by Ryan’s time with Arcane, he checked out League of Legends: Wild Rift and Legends of Runeterra on iOS. Closing out our games section, Jim updates us all on the Doki Doki Literature Club Pus, an updated paid version to the free game. In the news, we have a large chunk of Activision Blizzard updates where one of the protest leads is leaving Blizzard, The Game Awards made headlines for how they may or may not deal with Activision Blizzard, and Raven QA team members let go after being promised full time positions for months. Closing out the news, we look at the reports that PlayStation is preparing a response to Xbox Game Pass.
We’re soon to be all loaded up on current generation consoles as Jocelyn has successfully ordered a PlayStation 5! Plus, what should we do for our 500th episode to mark ten years of The Gamers’ Inn? Moving into games that we’re playing, Ryan is driving around in Forza Horizon 5 while thinking about Xbox Game Pass. Jocelyn on the other hand is crafting the superior dinosaur park in Jurassic World Evolution 2. Moving into the news, we have more on Activision Blizzard as Sony, Xbox, and Nintendo all weigh in on the matter. And to conclude the news, League of Legends is renewed at Netflix with Arcane Season 2 in production, and Amazon may be adapting Mass Effect soon.
Ryan and Jocelyn take a break from video games to talk about a Netflix series based on a video game! That’s right, we discuss the first three episodes of Arcane, the new League of Legends series. We discuss some spoilers for this first arc, so if you’re looking to experience yourself, best skip ahead. Next up, Ryan had some time in Back 4 Blood with his ZAMP co-host. In the news, there’s another damning update in the Activision Blizzard saga as WSJ has released a report on Bobby Kotick’s actions over the years and the story behind Jen O’Neal’s departure. In more news, The Game Awards released it’s nominee list, and for Xbox’s 20th anniversary Microsoft announced a documentary, showcased the first teaser for the Halo TV series, and launched Halo Infinite multiplayer early!
After a very successful Extra Life Game Day, Ryan and Jocelyn bring The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes to the inn. We go into full spoilers for the entire game, so if you’re looking to experience the game for yourself be sure to skip ahead. Before closing out the show, we chat about the continuing adventures of video game movies where Nintendo is looking at their next film starring Donkey Kong, and Mass Effect 5 received new concept art for N7 Day.
Both Jocelyn AND Ryan return this week to catch up on all the latest games and Chris Pratt news. Ryan brings a slew of games to chat about including his final thoughts on Metroid Dread (and a little Super Metroid thrown in for good measure). Plus a visit to the post apocalyptic sim builder genre with Endzone: A World Apart. Finally, we conclude what we’re playing with the overpriced, but nostalgia driven N64 expansion to Nintendo Switch Online (and N64 wireless controller). In the news, there’s more Activision Blizzard updates with BlizzConline 2022 cancelled, Overwatch 2/Diablo IV being delayed, and Jen Oneal (one of the co-leaders) leaving the company. Plus we get Jocelyn’s take on that new Uncharted movie trailer.
While Jocelyn is away, Crofton from Dungeons & Diapers joins Ryan on the show to unpack Metroid Dread. We keep the conversation relatively spoiler free, so don’t worry if you’re avoiding story spoilers outside of the intro. Moving over to the news, Nintendo unveiled the final free update for Animal Crossing New Horizons, alongside details for a DLC and the final pricing for Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. We also got our first look at the Uncharted movie with a new trailer!