John and Garnett Podcast
By John Davison/Garnett Lee
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Years ago, John Davison and Garnett Lee were half of the lineup of the popular 1UP Yours podcast. Now, they live hundreds of miles apart - but still get together to talk about videogames whenever possible.John lives in the Bay Area while Garnett lives in Los Angeles, and has his own weekly podcast called Garnett on Games. Every Wednesday they get together for a live Google Hangout to chat about games, and then they post the audio as a podcast the following day. Each show they talk about gaming news, what they've been playing, the state of the games business, and answer questions from the community.
||CleanSilent Hills, Tomb Raider Exclusivity, and other Gamescom stuff||After a two-week hiatus, we're back. And just in time to talk about all the stuff announced at Gamescom this week. Lots of stuff from Sony and Microsoft to discuss, plus a throwback to old Listen Up and 1UP Yours shows.||8/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDOTA, Destiny, and Doom. Aliteration's Always Awesome||An aliterative theme this week. We start with DOTA 2, move on to Destiny, and later talk about the new Doom. There are probably other games we mention that begin with the letter D, but we can't remember what they are right now.||7/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPre-orders, Destiny, Divinity, and Garden Warfare + Games of the Generation||We're back on the regular schedule again this week, and we're all over the place. Lots of Divinity enthusiasm (and some doubts), plus Garden Warfare, the Destiny Ghose Edition, and much discussion about pre-orders and all the nonsense that seems to surr||7/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDivinity, Joblessness, Payday 2 and Wildstars||We're back! After a 2-week break, we've finally got back together to record another episiode. This one's a bit shorter than usual, but we wanted to get back onto a normal schedule rather than have episodes popping up at weird times when you're not expec||7/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPost E3 Wrap Up Show, with added Flora and Fauna||We're back from E3, and slightly late this week...but that doesn't mean we don't have plenty to talk about; Evolve, Destiny, Nintendo, Plundernauts, and plenty of other goodies.||6/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE3 2014 Special Crossover Episode with 8-4 Play (plus special guests)||Our special E3 2014 episode is a crossover with the awesome 8-4 Play podcast. This epic 2.5 hour show is the same show on both feeds. This is also the first time on this particular show that we've been able to record while being in the same room at the||6/13/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOne week before E3, gaming's grimness, Wolfenstein enthusiasm, and the Watch Dogs dilemma||With one week to go before the hugest of huge videogame extravaganzas in LA (E3 starts on June 9 with the big press conferences) we talk about what we'd like to see, rather than making predictions, and then we settle into some calm and collected critici||6/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWatching the Watch Dogs, E3 is leaky, and Garnett's (awful, says John) taste in tea||Lots to talk about Watch Dogs...like the fact that Garnett hasn't played it yet - so John conveys it's hundreds of tiny problems, while still trying to retain some enthusiasm for what lies beneath a large number of issues.Also this week; more leaks to r||5/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnjoying games with General Deathshead, revisiting Wii games, Wolfenstein, and Watch Dogs||Some unintentioal aliteration in the epsidoe title there; Wii, Wolfenestein and Watch Dogs. This week, we talk about the enjoyment of games, and how "timeliness" of conversations shouldn't be a factor (prompted by Garnett playing a two year old Wii game||5/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanXbox One: "Now Without Kinect," Fake E3 Games Lists, and Marmite Games. Now with more Simon Cox||This week, Microsoft dropped its pre-E3 bombshell of releasing a Kinect-less Xbox One SKU (coming June 9) - so, of course we talk about that, and other Xboxiness. Naturally, this segues into E3 predicitions, and we pick-apart the totally fakey "leaks" t||5/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnreal Tournament, Sony's E3 lineup, Why Nintendo Should Buy Square-Enix, and Where to Get a Good Curry||This week, John and Garnett discuss the revival of arena based shooters, and why rebooting Unreal Tournament is such a good idea, whiz through the allegedly leaked Sony lineup for their E3 press conference next month, and talk about how Nintendo can get||5/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat was "next gen" on PS3 and 360? Plus: Destiny, Watch Dogs, Oculus, Nintendo, and Hit Mango||Much to talk about this week: It's May, so we're edging closer to E3 and the delicious next-gen games we will be shown there, so we talk a fair bit about that. We also think back to the previous generation and try and come up with the games that proved||5/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRuining Soul Calibur, solving free to play, and enthusing about Heroes of the Storm||Provoked by Namco's joke Soul Calibur Unbreakable Soul trailer, this week John and Garnett try and solve the whole free to play business (and fail to do so,) before moving on to a rare chat about sports games, and then settling into general Blizzard e||4/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRacing games, Titanfall, Trials Fusion, and Hearthstone on iPad. Plus the need for a Kinect game jam||John and Garnett talk about what makes a great racing game (with much love for Burnout Paradise, Blur, and Split Second,) Geoff Keighley's excellent "Final Hours of Titanfall" ebook, the Ars Technica story about Steam download numbers and player behavio||4/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPre-sequels, remasters, remakes and finding a fitting sign-off||John and Garnett talk about pre-sequels (that void that exists between a prequel and a sequel, now given form thanks to Borderlands) and the growing number of next-gen "remasters" that are coming - sparked by the announcement of The Last of Us for PlayS||4/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe importance of the Amazon Fire TV, Blizzard's genius, and impressions of The Elder Scrolls Online||John and Garnett talk about how significant the Amazon Fire TV device could be for games, the ongoing power of Metacritic, the genius of Blizzard's game design, plus Garnett's Diablo 3 addicition. Also: John (a long-term Elder Scrolls wonk) gives his fi||4/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting started, virtual reality, and no pants||Let's call this first test episode an "alpha" or something. We call it "episode one" purely as it's the first thing that we're sharing with the world, but really it should be "episode zero" or just flagged as a test for a new format. The episode was rec||4/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Stoked on hearing john and Garnett on a weekly basis after a very long time...keep em coming
It is great to see you two back together. Keep up the great show.
It's about time!!
Two intelligent guys that have been in the games industry longer than most of us have been alive. Excellent insight and passion for games. Loves these dudes.