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Podcasts – Video Game Thoughts and Reviews

Summary: Author Caleb J. Ross chews, swallows, and every-so-often successfully digests various aspects of the writer’s life, from rejection to success, sober to drunk. The World’s First Author Podcast is for writers looking for a bit of navigation through the increasingly fractured path to publishing success…maybe.

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 A Video Game History of Chicago, Recorded LIVE! – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 026 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:39

LIVE from Chicago, it's Masters of Unlocking's first anniversary episode!  This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the first-annual Cartridge Club Con (C3) in Chicago, Illinois.  We delve into Chicago's rich history in gaming, including developers based here, games set here, and historic gaming events that occurred here.

 Microtransactions, Sex Disorder, & Gaming Corpses – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 025 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:35:44

We dive into a slew of gaming stories - Microtransactions, Google's rumored console, gaming corpses, Nathan Fillion, ESPN & Overwatch , controller mods, Neo-Nazi scum, sex disorder, Fallout: New California, and more! 

 Could Toys R Us Return From the Grave? – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 024 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:02:10

By now everyone knows that Toys R Us is officially dead... but could it be rising from the dead with zombie-like ferocity?  We discuss the juicy rumors of TRU's potential return, the WHO's creation of Gaming Disorder, a new Nielsen report on the gaming industry, and more!

 Drinking & Knowing Things: E3 2018 Thoughts – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 023 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:46:23

E3 2018 is officially in the books!  We give a run down of the presentations from Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Bethesda, CD Projekt Red, and Ubisoft and discuss our thoughts.

 E3 2018 is Here… What’s On YOUR Wishlist? – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 022 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:23:40

We get ready for next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) by taking a look at what has been announced/leaked thus far and what things we'd love to see. We also talk Best Buy, eSports, Let's Plays, Fallout mods, and more!

 Can the All-Digital Future of Gaming Have a Used Market? – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 021 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:48:07

If gaming has an all-digital future, then digital re-selling will have to be a thing.  Robot Cache, a new startup from the founder of Interplay and InXile launches with an eye on tackling re-selling of digital content.

 Who Had a Better 2017, Sony or Nintendo? – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 020 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:44:35

Subscribe to Masters of Unlocking: A Video Game Podcast by clicking over to the official website Sony & Nintendo recently released their 2017 fiscal year earnings reports – spoiler: they both did pretty damned well!  We dive into the results and ask what’s next? Show Notes Epic Set List: Discussion of what games we’ve been […]

 Snowed-In at Midwest Gaming Classic 2018 – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:20:29

Subscribe to Masters of Unlocking: A Video Game Podcast by clicking over to the official website Last weekend, Milwaukee Wisconsin played host to the annual Midwest Gaming Classic… and the worst April Blizzard in history.  We discuss the convention, it’s panels, personalities, vendors, and more. Show Notes Epic Set List: Discussion of what games we’ve […]

 Exploring the World Video Game Hall of Fame – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:50:08

Subscribe to Masters of Unlocking: A Video Game Podcast by clicking over to the official website With the World Video Game Hall of Fame set to induct its 2018 class, we take a look at the mark each of  the current Hall of Fame members made on the industry.  Then, we examine the 2018 nominees […]

 A Conversation With Giant Sparrow’s Ian Dallas – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 017 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:34:00

Subscribe to Masters of Unlocking: A Video Game Podcast by clicking over to the official website We sit down for a conversation with Giant Sparrow’s Ian Dallas – creative director of the 2017 hit What Remains of Edith Finch and 2014’s The Unfinished Swan. This episode of Masters of Unlocking follows a bit of a […]

 Are Video Games Better Without Stories? – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 016 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:13:21

Author & professor Ian Bogost theorized that video games, as a medium, are poor conduits for storytelling and that games are better without stories. Do Caleb & Scott agree? Show Notes Gaming Archaeology: Caleb J. Ross (@CalebJRoss) and VGCollectaholic (@VGCollectaholic) recap their recent game pickups Epic Set List: Discussion of what games we’ve been playing […]

 What Do Gamers Think About Gaming in 2018? – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 015 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:57:43

Caleb & Scott dive into a new report by social site Qutee about what video gamers think about gaming in 2018.  They examine the results of the report and ask whether it actually tells us anything scientific about gamers or the game industry.

 Which Game Publisher SHOULD Microsoft Acquire? – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 014 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:52:27

The rumor mill is running wild about Microsoft buying EA, Valve, or PUBG.  We look at why those don't make sense and propose three new contenders for who we think House Xbox SHOULD acquire.

 Overwatch League & Twitch; YouTube Demonetization – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 013 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:41:14

No shortage of news this week as we discuss the Overwatch League debut, CES video game announcements, Nintendo unveiling cardboard Legos, and a business look at the YouTube demonetization drama.

 Video Gaming’s Rich Legacy at CES – Masters of Unlocking Podcast Episode 012 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:51:07

This week the global electronics industry descends on Las Vegas for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  These days, the show is dominated by televisions, the Internet of Things, and 5G smart toasters, but it wasn’t always so… in this episode of Masters of Unlocking, we take a look back at the rich history of […]

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