Horizon Forbidden West has finally arrived and we’re ready to start chatting about it! That being said, if you’re worried about spoilers, we have not made actually made it to the Forbidden West in the game, so that will give you an idea of where we’re at. After a good introduction to the new Horizon, we move into the latest video game news. This includes the new Uncharted film performing well, Call of Duty may be skipping 2023, and Dead by Daylight may be getting a dating sim spin off.
After a brief video game TV/movie update brought to you by Paramount+, we move into a discussion of Death’s Door. Afterwards, Jocelyn goes over her adventures in Lost Ark and Final Fantasy XIV. As we jump back into the news Horizon continues to invade Joce’s shelf space with the newly announced LEGO Tallneck, Cyberpunk 2077 has received it’s current generation console upgrade, the Wii U and 3DS eShop is being shut down, and a Bioshock movie is back on the table thanks to Netflix.
Jocelyn has completed her journey through Insrcyption, so we’re ready to chat spoilers for this deck building game. But before that, we look forward to Horizon Forbidden West and Jocelyn’s upcoming time in Final Fantasy XIV. In the news, there’s a hint of more Warcraft coming to mobile this year, Google Stadia may be shifting to primarily a tech offering, The Wolf Among Us 2 has it’s first trailer, and YES a new Nintendo Direct!
After we kick off the countdown of non-Horizon Forbidden West Gamers’ Inn episodes, we move over to a fan favourite of 2021: Incryption. Ryan started his journey through the creepy card battler over the holidays, and finished before this episode, while Jocelyn is fresh on her path to defeating Leshy. We keep the conversation spoiler free, as we recommend going into this one fresh. In the news, we have our first full length trailer for the Halo TV series, Sony is buying Bungie for 3.6 billion dollars, and Wordle joins the acquisition club thanks to the New York Times.
Ryan and Jocelyn return to share more of their thoughts on Nobody Saves The World. Plus, Ryan returns to the stealth strategy genre with Shadow Tactics: Aiko’s Choice. Over in the news, there’s more to dive into when it comes to the Activision Blizzard acquisition, which includes diving into the back catalogue of Activision franchises, and Call of Duty staying on PlayStation (for now). Finally, we close out the show with Blizzard’s recruiting announcement for a new survival game based on a fresh IP (tune into The Instance this week for more on this one from Joce).
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.