By Bad End Crew
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BAD END is a videogame podcast brought to you by videogame critics and videogame makers. Each episode we talk about what we've been playing, and then dive in on a specific game, new or old.
||ExplicitBad End 43, Ft. Emma Kidwell: GDC, Google Stadia, Totem Teller, Sloppy Forgeries||BAD END is live from Game Developers Conference i…||3/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 42: Devotion, Apex Legends, Trials Rising||Two weeks have passed since BAD END 41, and much …||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 41: Apex Legends, Kingdom Hearts 3, Zelda: Breath of the Wild||Squad up and join us on this week's BAD END for t…||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 40: Kingdom Hearts 3, Obra Dinn, Getting Older, Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Anthem||Josh is gallivanting in Japan so Caty and Kyle ta…||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 39, ft. An Actual High Schooler: Super Smash Bros, Fortnite, LoL, teen gaming habits||As "mature" gamers, we miss out on a lot of big g…||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 38: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sunset Overdrive, Obra Dinn, Lumines, Superstar BTS, Books||Happy New Year everyone. Bad End is back. This we…||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 37: GOTY AWARDS 2018||It's Bad End's game of the year awards 2018 editi…||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 36: Artifact, Tetris Effect, Tinder, Red Dead Redemption, Thronebreaker||It's cuffing season, so on this episode of Bad En…||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 35: Red Dead Redemption 2, Return of the Obra Dinn||THE COWBOY GAME CAME OUT. We talk Red Dead Redemp…||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 34: Forza Horizon 4, Maple Story 2, BLOPS4||Well here we are, playing videogames and talking …||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 33: When the gamer hunger subsides, or, Everything we do is for teens, or, Fortnite||There's a lot of games coming out this month, but…||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 32, Feat. Dan Solberg: Fortnite, Nier Automata, Dragon Quest XI, DED LED||Remember when we thought games could be art? BAD …||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 31, ft. Tim Rogers: Dragon Quest XI, Donut County, Bioshock, Internet Comments||Videogame maker and critic Tim Rogers (@108) is h…||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 30: MTG Arena, Dead Cells, we solve gamergate, On Enthusiasts, ASMR Corner||This week, in the process of discussing Magic The…||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 29: No Man's Sky, Mothergunship, OWL Finals, Holedown, Metal Gear, The Dark Knight||It's BAD END 29 and this one is a frickin banger …||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBAD END 28: Fern Flower, Prey, Sonic Mania Plus, Overwatch League Playoffs,||Summer is actually boring as hell so far games-wi…||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 27: Mario Tennis Aces, Yoku's Island Express, Cultist Simulator, Reader Mail||WE ARE BACK brahs!! This episode, we're talking a…||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 26: House Flipper, Detroit: Become Human, Fortnite, The Witcher 3||In this episode, we make the crucial mistake of a…||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 25: State of Decay 2, Frostpunk, God of War, MapleStory 2||New week, new idols to burn to the ground. Josh t…||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 24: God of War, Spy Party, Halo 3 Online||To be honest with y'all, this episode might as we…||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 23: Sea of Thieves, PUBG's New Map, and Ninja as model Twitch citizen (?)||Upon learning that Kyle has never heard of Tyler …||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End Tinysode: Chillin' at the GDC||We were at the Game Developers Conference(at leas…||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 22: Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, Slay the Spire, One Hour One Life, Into the Breach||Alright folks Caty's back and we're ready to be s…||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 21: Boys Time||Caty's gone, so Kyle and Josh went back to basics…||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 20: Good Art Is Difficult, ft. Yussef Cole||Caty, Josh, and Kyle team up with games critic Yu…||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 19: Red Dead Redemption 2 [Advance Review]||So for some reason, we got our hands on an advanc…||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 18: A Gaming Wish for 2018||The gamers have stopped being heinous for a momen…||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 17: Game of the Year Awards||This ain't your little brother's GOTY special, so…||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 16: Controversy of the Year Awards||Whatever happens this episode, it's been a true p…||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 15: #gambling||Mario. Wolfenstein. Pokemon. Destiny. Star Wars. …||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 14.5: HYPEISODE||IT'S VIDEO GAME TIME KIDS. Josh is headed out of …||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 14: Death and the apocalypse, but with great gamefeel||Kyle's still out honeymooning, but we have specia…||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 13: Getting Hitched With Nintendo Switch||Kyle is getting married this week, so we've got a…||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 12: Heated Gaming Moments||"Heated gaming moments." We all have 'em from tim…||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 11: Bad End is Great, But It Has Some Flaws. 8/10||Are you good at games? Does it matter? Do you act…||9/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 10: Sonic and Uncharted might be Good Again||It's BAD END 10. We talk Uncharted: The Lost Lega…||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 9: Talkin' Walkin'||God we hope you feel strongly about walking simul…||8/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 8: PUBG ACTUALLY SUCKS??? JOURNALISM IS DEAD???||Holy crap ok so we're back and there's a lot to t…||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 7: The SNES Classic Makes Caty Feel Like A Fncking Baby||BAD END is out of the E3 tornado and back on its …||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 6: E3 Special||Happy E3 everyone! We celebrate the event by reca…||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 5: The Last of Us is the Five Guys of Videogames||In BAD END 5, we team up with illustrious videoga…||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBad End 4: Kyle Meets Hideo Kojima||Yes, it's true. While he was out last week, our v…||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Maybe Videogames Need Stories idk||BAD END 3 culminates in a conundrum: Are stories …||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: There Are No Good Sonic games||Hey whats up its another episode of BAD END. This…||4/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Twilight Princess is the Best Zelda||We're live with the first episode of BAD END! Joi…||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great pod. Tons of fun. Josh, Kyle, and Caty thank you and keep up the great work.
The McSweenys of Videogames podcasts
I came across this podcast because I used to read Kill Screen and I’ve enjoyed reading Caty McCarthy’s reviews at USgamer. The three hosts are great and discuss a variety of games. The hosts have a good awareness of games media and avoid repeating the same things that are said on dozens of other gaming podcasts.
Bonus: Joshua Calixto of Rollingstone dot com makes a solid amount of Kpop references
Bad End Part 2
I wrote a huge review here like 6 weeks ago and it vanished, so I guess I'll write it again.
Bad End is the most refreshing videogame podcast I have listened to in years. Where the rest of the game industry and it's periphery have become dull and repetive, Bad End dares to critique and open up a real discussion on the nature of and news around games. You don't get bull, and you get honest opinions. There's a lot of value to that. You aren't going to hear many other podcasters talking about how they aren't even sure if they want to play games in the future; that games are becomming sophisticated dopamine loops with no real value. But you might here such a challenging idea here.
While it can be serious in it's discussions the hosts are all funny and a treat to listen to. The humor is clever, self referential and fresh. You'll also learn about a lot of cool upcoming games.
Overall super dope! Give them a listen!