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!
Jocelyn returns to the show having finished up Alan Wake Remastered, and is ready to continue on with the Remedy-verse. To prepare for this journey, you may want to check out our Inn-side the Game episode of Quantum Break. Ryan keeps the Alan Wake track going with the Control DLC for Alan Wake title AWE. Ryan also received Metroid Dread a little late, so we tease next weeks discussions on the game. In the news, we offer an update on the Twitch hacks (including reports from Eurogamer and The Verge on Twitch security policies), as well as an update on the Fortnite’s Imposters Mode with a possible collaboration coming with the Among Us developers.
We kick off the show with Jocelyn’s experience playing Alan Wake Remasteted on Xbox Series X. The shadow people are here and we’re nearly out of batteries! Ryan returns to Life is Strange: True Colors one last time for the release of the Wavelengths DLC (part of the Deluxe Edition, provided by review code). In the news, we have confirmation that The Game Awards will return to an in-person show on December 9th, Smash Bros. Ultimate final DLC character is Sora, and Twitch suffers a HUGE breach with source code, unreleased projects, and top streamer earnings leaked online.
Two brand new games to discuss this week, with Ryan bringing Tales of Arise to the main show from the TGI Patreon Mini Update Corner, and Jocelyn checking out the new Amazon MMO New World. In the news, we have yet another Activision Blizzard update where a lawsuit was filed and quickly settled (but there’s some weirdness to this one), plus we break down the highlights from the latest Nintendo Direct (yes, including the Mario movie casting).
We kick off the show wondering what we should do for episode 500, but ultimately decided we should leave it up to the community! Be sure to let us know in the Discord! Ryan then moves into his final thoughts on Life is Strange: True Colors after completing the game (Special thanks to Square Enix for providing a review code). Jocelyn on the other hand has jumped into the sequel to I Am Bread, titled I Am Fish. In the news we have another Activision Blizzard update where the SEC is investigating, with a few more high profile departures from the company for good measure. Moving into lighter news, God of War director explains why the Norse Saga is only two chapters, and Pokemon Company announces Pokemon Trading Card Game LIVE.
We kick off the show with some thoughts on the launch of Deathloop. While we haven’t had a chance to play, we react to the positive reviews on PlayStation 5 alongside the rocky reviews on Steam. Moving over to what we have played, Ryan received a review code for Life is Strange: True Colors on Xbox Series X and has some initial thoughts on the first chapter. We also confirm the next focus for the TGI Patreon Mini Update Corner, which will be Tales of Arise! In the news, we have another Activision Blizzard update with ANOTHER lawsuit being brought forward, LEGO announces a new Super Mario 64 set, Hayley Atwell will be the new voice of Lara Croft on Netflix, and the Epic v Apple ruling is in (but not over with an appeal from Epic).