You only hit 200 episodes once, so you have to do it in style! For us that meant bringing back io9 geek culture, TV, & comic critic, Evan Narcisse!
Evan talks about his newest endeavor as writer for the upcoming Marvel comic book Rise of the Black Panther! He talks about how he was offered the gig, and where he plans on taking the character. Blackness quotients are raised as we continue to discuss all things Wakanda!
After the break, we dive into some of Evan’s favorite games since his last visit to Brookago, as well as where he would like to see gaming go. Also, what would his ultimate Black Panther video game be like?
Break out your paper hats & noisemakers, as we celebrate 200 episodes of Spawn On Me! Read More
With the holiday season quickly approaching, we give you our gaming buyer guide to help you make it through rough shopping waters.
We also share thoughts on Geoff Keighley's Game Awards, and the nominations for the show. Read More
Cicero and Kahlief are taking over the show this week and giving some Xbox One X impressions. We chat a bit about EA buying the studio that brought you TitanFall. Kahlief gives a quick review of Horizon Zero Dawn's Frozen Wilds DLC and we round things out with a discussion about Gamestop's new rental service.
(We had some technical difficulties this week that affected our audio quality, things will be back to normal next week) Read More
This week we have the amazing SimplyUndrea on with us to recap TwitchCon. We also give our impressions on Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Destiny 2 on PC. We wrap up with a discussion about the temporary shutdown of NeoGAF due to sexual harrassment claims. Read More
This week, we are super happy to bring on Robin Hunicke, Co-Founder of Funomena, to talk about her new game Luna! We dig into some game theory, why treating players like people is important, and where she would love to see games go next. Read More
After 2 years, Mike Bithell returns to Brookago to share his experience with his latest title, Subsurface Circular. We talk about writing humor in games, experiences in VR, pricing indie titles, and Mike's podcast. Check it out! Read More
Cicero has been reborn as The Bourbon Baron, and Shareef has to deal with his madness. This week features talk about scary games, VR price drops, speedrunning demos, and Short Circuit 2. Move to Brookago, and we will paint you gold and make you an american citizen. Read More
This week, we talk loot boxes in Forza and Shadow of War, what we've been playing this week, and we dig into the Cuphead difficulty controversy. Read More
Destiny raids, RUINER, and Cuphead all get covered in terms of what we’ve been playing. We talk about whether controllers have hit their peak, and...is playing Pac-Man in the casino wrong? Read More
Ben Haumiller, Associate Producer from EA's Madden team, joins us this week to talk about the new game and its FANTASTIC new story mode, “Longshot”. We dig into NFL politics and ask about if Madden could ever #takeaknee like Colin Kaepernick did. Read More
This week, we go hard in the paint on not friend of the show PewDiePie and his latest racist episode. We give our PAX recap, talk about some new Xbox features, and dig into some of what we've been playing. Read More
Cicero and Shareef are back to talk about their early impressions of Destiny 2. Is it the cultural phenomenon we all thought it would be? Reef gives us his report from DragonCon. Later we find out that South Park decided that they can make a statement with their game before you even play it. Plus, what tricks do game developers employ to make the games you play fun? Read More
Reef and Cee hold down the fort and find that everyone is playing Destiny 2. Shareef has had a chance to play the PC beta. Was it good enough to make him wait until the PC release? Destiny doesn't have an eSports scene so it won't be in the Olympics but what games will be on display in 2024? Also, Shareef gives his impressions of Mario + Rabbids! Read More
It's Kahlief's birthday! Tanya and Cicero are here to help him celebrate! Together they discussed the goings on of Gamescom: what do we think of Ubisoft's holiday lineup and did Microsoft screwed the pooch? Tanya talks about the the golden anniversary of GenCon! After the break, Shareef makes an appearance with reviews for Ironcast and Slime-San! Read More
Waypoint Editor in Chief Austin Walker returns to Brookago this week to talk about all the happenings since his first appearance. Austin shares his love of PlayerUnknown Battlegroundsand shares some thoughts on Charlottesville. Read More
This week, we bring on Jason Blair (Lead Writer on Deep Silver's newest game, Agents of Mayhem). We also share some thoughts on the Nick Robinson harassment issue, Fullbright's Tacoma, and much more! Read More
The crew jumps into the show this week with lots to talk about. NBA Live brings in the WNBA, Pyre is a must buy, Kah talks about what he did last week (OUCH!), and we share that our show is going to be live on Twitch! Read More
Tanya Depass joins Cee and Reef to discuss how we feel about a Call of Duty shoutcaster getting kink-shamed, and if that's really a thing. We discuss the success (or lack thereof) for the most recent Pokemon Go event. After the break, we give our impressions of Splatoon 2 and Dream Daddy. Dad jokes and blue jokes abound on this episode of Spawn On Me! Read More
It's a fountain of information this week thanks to the Destiny 2 Beta dropping. We give some impressions on what we've played and what we're hopeful for. EVO also wrapped up this past weekend, and we got displays of Black love that we didn't expect. We wrap up the show discussing why Nintendo is making chat so hard for its players. Read More
Katy Jo Wright, Director of Xbox's Gaming For Everyone, joins us this week to talk about how diversity and inclusion is the future of the Xbox platform. After the break, we give some love to the Metal Gear series on its 30th birthday, talk about the 2000(!) characters already created for Fire Pro Wrestling World, and we close out the show with a special announcement! Read More