Episode 62 – The One With Paul On Painkillers

Paul moved house and had emergency dental surgery, but still had the will to check in with our listeners in this short episode. We talk about E3 and what we’ve been following before Paul lapses into tooth aphasia. We’ll bring you our takes on E3 reveals next week!


Episode 61 – The One With Legion


Part two of our huge visit to Irvine, California and the Blizzard offices! In this episode, the day after the Warcraft movie premiere, we get a hands-on NDA-controlled look at the upcoming WoW expansion Legion, plus big interviews with Blizzard creatives Cory Stockton (Lead Game Designer), Julian Morris (Lead Game Designer) and James Waugh (Director, Story and Creative Development).

Then it’s off to tour the Blizzard campus, and retire to the hotel room for a new taxonomy of human secondary sexual characteristics, ways to tell royalty from commoners, and the effects of codeine on two very sleepy boys.

Huge thanks to Blizzard ANZ for making this all possible! Next episode: our E3 review! Cheers!

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Episode 60 – LIVE From the Warcraft Movie Premiere


Paul and Kris fly to Hollywood, CA to see the Warcraft movie world premiere! We spent time on the red carpet frontlines, chat with Ben Schulz aka Leeroy Jenkins, take a pauldron spike in the eye with Jamie Lee Curtis, and review the movie afterwards in the spectacular Hotel Irvine.

Huge thanks to Blizzard ANZ for this amazing trip — and this episode is just the first half. Next week, we take a hands-on look at the upcoming WoW expansion Legion, interview lead designers and loremasters, and tour the Blizzard corporate campus!

And much more extra content is going up at our Patreon. Thanks for listening!

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Episode 59.5 – The One Before Big 60

Hi all! A half-episode this week as we prep for our biggest 60th episode ever! And one of our biggest episodes period. This week, we talk about Overwatch and its myriad lore hookpoints that ensnared Paul.


Episode 59 – The One With Paul In VR


Paul tries the Vive and he likes it! Plus Overwatch, Salt and Sanctuary, and an EXCLUSIVE interview with a very Australian-sounding Gabe Newell in our new segment, You Must Remember Kris.

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Episode 58 – The One With DOOM and No Man’s Sky


Let Kris and Paul drip excitedly into your ears about 2016’s Doom (we thought we wouldn’t like it — we were incorrect!) and the forthcoming No Man’s Sky, as well as a discussion of rumors and feelings of player entitlement. It’s a lot to chew on in this week’s episode!

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Episode 57 – The One With Battleborn and Uncharted 4


Woop! Don’t break your knees scrambling to listen to this full-size episode touching on Battleborn (we love it), Uncharted 4 (Paul really loves it), and your email on marketing a game to the wrong audience. Plus, Paul’s dad returns with a horoscope for one unlucky listener!

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Episode 56 – The Short One With Sinister Delights

In this mini-episode, Paul tells us a bit about his great Battleborn co-op experience, the press junket life, and his hotel in Sydney where nightmares spring to hellish life! Plus, Kris waxes about the impenetrability of the MOBA community. How can we get in there?!

And, here are the recipients of our Banner Saga 2 on Steam giveaway:

  • TJ Shields, for his uncouth — un-Kvothe? — road trip disaster
  • Sean Doyle, for unending train torture
  • Rudy Schuepbach, for a tale of undercooked chicken

Plus a new announcement — Paul is reviving his weekly nerd news roundup for Chainsawsuit Original! It’s called Nerds of a Feather and you can check it out right here!

Episode 55 – The One With Alex Preston


In this week’s show, Kris talks to Alex Preston, lead developer/creator/designer of the incredible Hyper Light Drifter, about wearing many hats, becoming a game developer, mortality, and need to fight big-money concrete lobbyists. Plus, Paul takes a look at the Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst beta, and makes a special holiday wish for a little more magic — kinda.

Coming to our Patreon this week is an extended cut of the interview! Thanks for listening, all!

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Episode 54 – The One With Cheatin’ Muggy Duggy


Back in the saddle again! Kris and Paul tackle the idea of cheating in a game — what defines it? Is it always wrong? Especially in the context of the two difficult games they’re playing: Dark Souls 3 and Hyper Light Drifter.

PLUS a look at the hidden talents of Michael Douglas, and a Third Eye Blind retrospective.

Catch Kris this weekend in Boston at PAX East! Here’s where — and be sure to let him know what you think of the episode in person!! Don’t be shy. He can be violent, but he’s very tired.

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