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.
I like trivia…well, correction, I like knowing answers to trivia questions. Anyone who likes trivia but hates knowing the answers is a straight-up idiot. But that’s not what this post is about. This post is about a cool think that I thought would be cool and in fact turned out to be cool. I asked […]
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.