What's In A Game?
By Fountain City Frequency
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What’s In A Game? is a podcast where the nerdiest couple you know, Dana Masters and Cody Newill, take a deep dive into video games both old and new. Weaving honest opinions with footage from games across a spectrum of genres.
||Explicit#41: Game of the Year 2018||Dana, Cody and special guest (and Cody's roommate) Michael Parr discuss the best and worst games of 2018 — and look forward to 2019.||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#40: Celeste (2018)||We sneak in one last 2018 game before our Game of the Year episode: The delightful indie platformer Celeste from Matt Makes Games.||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#39: Kingdom Hearts II (2006)||We dive deep into one of Dana's favorite games, Kingdom Hearts II.||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#38: Deltarune Chapter 1 (2018)||Cody and Dana play the surprise follow-up demo to Undertale, Deltarune.||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#37: Return of the Obra Dinn (2018)||Dana and Cody may be landlubbers, but that didn’t stop them from loving Lucas Pope’s seafaring adventure, Return of the Obra Dinn.||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#36: Silent Hill 2 (2001)||In this Halloween Episode, Cody and Dana step into the fog once again to tackle Silent Hill 2.||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#35: Silent Hill (1999)||Dana and Cody brave the foggy streets of Silent Hill and find that it has more scares than you’d expect from a 20-year-old game.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#34: Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018)||Cody and Dana struggle through Shadow of the Tomb Raider.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#33: Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015)||Dana and Cody continue to play through the rebooted Tomb Raider games with Rise of the Tomb Raider.||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#32: What Remains of Edith Finch (2017)||We tackle Giant Sparrow's What Remains of Edith Finch, a surprising exploration of death, grief and family.||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVACA MINIPOD: The Return Of PS One Graphics||The second of our vacation mini episodes! The topic this time: The return of PlayStation and Nintendo 64-styled graphics to gaming.||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitVACA MINIPOD: What's In A Bad Game?||To tide everyone over until our next full episode on Aug. 30, we have two special mini episodes lined up this week and next. The topic this time: Bad games that we won't subject each other to for the sake of podcasting.||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#31: FAR: Lone Sails (2018)||Dana and Cody sail the drained seas with Okomotive's delightful first game, FAR: Lone Sails.||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#30: Psychonauts (2005)||Cody and Dana play one of their all-time favorites, Psychonauts by Double Fine Productions.||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#29: Black Mesa (Early Access)||Dana and Cody jump into the resonance cascade to take a look at Crowbar Collective's loving re-envisioning of Half-Life, Black Mesa. No safe haven from spoilers here, but Half-Life's plot details aren't discussed much here.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#28: Haunted Cities Vol. 2 (2017) & Paratopic (2018)||Cody and Dana dive into five experimental games — Haunted Cities Vol. 2 and Paratopic.||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#27: Quadrilateral Cowboy (2016) + E3 2018 Thoughts||Dana and Cody talk about E3 2018 game announcements and then dive into Quadrilateral Cowboy by Blendo Games.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#26: Tomb Raider (2013)||Cody and Dana plunge into the forgotten island of Yamatai in the Tomb Raider reboot.||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#25: FEZ (2012)||Cody and Dana fall down the rabbit hole with Polytron's Fez, one of the most surprising indie titles of the last 5 years. Sacred geometry, code breaking, dope chiptunes and internet harassment.||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#24: Kingdom Hearts (2002)||Dana and Cody play the most ambitious crossover event in history — no, it's not Avengers, it's Kingdom Hearts.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#23: A Way Out (2018)||Dana and Cody take on A Way Out, the latest from filmmaker-turned-developer Josef Fares. And, boy, do they have some things to say about this one.||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#22: Night in the Woods (2017)||Cody and Dana unravel a ghost mystery with a cadre of witchy, angsty young adults in Night in the Woods.||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#21: Cuphead (2017)||Cody and Dana get slapped down, knocked out and beaten by Studio MDHR's Cuphead, a beautiful indie title with a mean streak.||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#20: Shadow of the Colossus (2018 Remake)||Dana and Cody traverse ancient forbidden lands and take on the demigod colossi in the remake of Shadow of the Colossus for the PlayStation 4.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#19: The Evil Within 2 (2017)||Dana and Cody finish their thorough dissection of Tango Gameworks' survival horror series by spending some time with The Evil Within 2.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#18: The Evil Within's DLC Packs||What's In A Game's franchise deep dive into The Evil Within continues with the first game's DLC packs.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#17: The Evil Within (2014)||Dana watches on as Cody struggles through buckets upon buckets of gore in The Evil Within.||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#16: Gorogoa (2017)||Cody and Dana are sick, but that won't stop them from admiring the beautiful Gorogoa by Jason Roberts.||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Next Episode Is ... (Plus, Google Play)||We're taking a look at Gorogoa by Jason Roberts on Jan. 25. Plus, What's In A Game? is now on Google Play Podcasts.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPAX South 2018 Special, Day 2||Cody and Dana play Wattan, Donut County, Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition and Rival Megagun.||1/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPAX South 2018 Special, Day 1||Cody and Dana hit the show floor of PAX South 2018 to talk about a host of indie games, RPGs and board games.||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#15: NieR: Automata (2017)||Cody and Dana chew throught the existential terror of NieR: Automata's far-flung science fiction drama with complicated feelings.||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#14: Game of the Year 2017||Cody and Dana sit down to decide What's In A Game's inaugural 100 Percent Totally Awesome, Ultra-Legit Game of the Year.™||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#13: Undertale (2015)||Cody and Dana play Toby Fox's subversive, goofy, heartfelt ode to Earthbound, Undertale. If you need a pick me up after the last year, this is where you should start.||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#12: INSIDE (2016)||Dana and Cody play the dark, moody INSIDE by Playdead.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#11: Super Mario Odyssey (2017)||Cody and Dana play through Nintendo's newest epic, Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#10: Alan Wake (2010)||Cody & Dana brave terrible Twin Peaks references and axe-wielding shadows in Remedy's Alan Wake.||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#9: Kitty Horrorshow Halloween Special||Dana and Cody dive into some of the most dreadful games by Kitty Horrorshow.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#8: Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (2017)||Dana and Cody descend into the Void itself to kill a god in Dishonored: Death of the Outsider by Arkane Studios.||10/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#7: Resident Evil HD Remaster (2015)||Cody & Dana dive into an HD remake of a classic survival horror video game: Resident Evil.||9/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#6: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) SPOILER CAST||Cody & Dana talk all the spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#5: Tacoma (2017)||Cody and Dana play the Fullbright Company's latest narrative effort, Tacoma.||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#4: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)||Cody and Dana play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch.||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#3: Gravity Bone (2008) & Thirty Flights of Loving (2012)||Then it is agreed, What's In A Game? listeners. Listen to our episode on Gravity Bone & Thirty Flights of Loving and you shall be spared.||7/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#2: Dishonored 2 (2016)||Cody and Dana creep up and snatch all your stuff in Dishonored 2 from Arkane Studios. Buckle up for a lengthy episode.||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#1: Firewatch (2016)||For the very first episode of What's In A Game? Cody and Dana get lost in the woods of the Shoshone with Firewatch from Campo Santo.||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
It’s like I’m hanging with my friends again!
I love listening to your opinions on different games and how they play. Almost all of the games are ones I’ve never heard of, but I still appreciate hearing about them. You critical views are still positive, and you both keep open minds - such a breath of fresh air! Since I’ve known Dana for years, it’s also nice to listen and pretend I’m just getting coffee with some buds and talking about games again.
Good luck in the spring, your service won’t be forgotten. 😬
Awesome. Just started and I’m hooked!
Big fan of video games and a big fan of podcasts. This one included. I started through episodes of games I’ve played and now I’m on ones that I haven’t. Really appreciate the warning before spoilers and the story that you tell. Recommend for any gamers!
Super Audio Odyssey!
As a kid, I always watched my older brothers play video games. A podcast about video games is basically the audio version of that, right? Either way, I enjoy being third wheel to the “nerdiest couple” I know as they talk about video games old and new. It’s refreshing to hear an honest opinion of entertainment nowadays and these two don’t hold back. The audio quality is top notch and their knowledge of video games is even better! I can’t recommend this pod enough. Subscribe, listen, rate, review and tell a friend!
Ps: Why do only people named Tanner review this podcast?