Video games: They’re serious business! Except when they’re not serious at all. Each week on Triple Click, video game experts Kirk Hamilton, Maddy Myers, and Jason Schreier journey into the fascinating world of games. They’ll explore hot topics in video game news and culture, answer burning listener questions, debate the pros and cons of the biggest new games, and replay old classics together.
What do you do when your friends stop playing games? Are games more fun when you play them at launch? This week, Kirk, Maddy, and Jason open up the mailbag and answer some of YOUR burning questions. Plus: Marvel's Avengers! Is it good? Let's discuss.
The console war is almost here! Or is it a console war at all? It's time to step back and go over everything we know about the next Xbox and PlayStation, as Kirk, Maddy, and Jason set the stakes for this fall's next-generation console battle. Plus: Ghost of Tsushima and much more.
Just what is the deal with Paper Mario? Why is he so... flat? This week, the Triple Click gang dives into the conflict at the heart of Mario's spinoff adventures. Tradition versus innovation -- which will reign supreme? (Innovation. The answer is innovation.)
It's time for a new segment called "Hey, Listen!", where Kirk takes listeners deep inside the music for a given video game. This first edition focuses on 1997's Final Fantasy VII, as well as some of the new arrangements from 2020's Final Fantasy VII Remake.
What makes the original game's music so special? What new musical ideas are introduced in the Remake? And why is Aerith's theme so magical?
Put on your headphones for this one, and turn up the volume.
Maddy, Jason, and Kirk open up the listener mailbag and answer some of your best questions about "cinematic" gameplay and racial allegories in video games. Plus: Kirk's finished The Last of Us Part II, and other things in One More Thing.
Jason and Kirk have gotten some time with The Last of Us Part II, and they have THOUGHTS. They talk to Maddy about the first half of the game (including spoilers for the first couple of hours) and dissect what they like and don't like. Later, the gang talks about the recent wave of sexual harassment allegations in the video game industry.
Maddy brings on special guest Rob Zacny (Vice, Waypoint Radio) to give some early impressions on The Last of Us Part II. They talk about what the game accomplishes, why it didn't do what they hoped it would do, and they try to avoid spoilers while navigating that ridiculous embargo.
Surprise! Time for a bonus episode, as Maddy, Jason and Kirk react to Sony's big PlayStation 5 video game showcase.
There were some cars, some swords, a lot of graphics, and a kitty cat wearing a backpack. They also showed what the console will look like. Let's discuss.
Kirk, Maddy, and Jason bring on old friend Evan Narcisse (Kotaku, io9, Rise of the Black Panther) to talk about how the police are portrayed in video games like BioShock Infinite, Resident Evil, and the Arkham series. Do games glamorize cops? Do they have a subtle influence on the way we perceive the militarization of police? Let's discuss.
In the first bonus episode of Triple Click, Maddy, Jason and Kirk get together to “spill the beans” on Final Fantasy VII Remake. What did they think of the game overall? How about that ending? And what the heck might happen next?
This episode includes FULL SPOILERS for Final Fantasy VII Remake, and at about the hour mark (with a warning), the hosts will also talk about the events of the original Final Fantasy VII.
It's time for Triple Play, in which Kirk, Jason, and Maddy all play the same game. This week, the three of them are going deep on Super Mario Odyssey, released for the Nintendo Switch in 2017. How does it compare to previous Mario games? What's the multiplayer like? And why is this game such a complete and utter joy to play? Let's discuss!
Why do people love this whole Final Fantasy thing so much? Welcome to What's The Deal With, in which the Triple Click crew explains why something matters. This week, Jason, Maddy, and Kirk explain the history and appeal of one of the most beloved roleplaying video game series ever, from Sephiroth to Noctis and oh so much more.
It's time for Burning Questions, in which Triple Click answers YOUR questions about all things gaming (and more). This week, Jason, Kirk, and Maddy open up the mailbag and answer questions about the best time to use strategy guides and what a video game industry without crunch might look like. Plus: One More Thing and Maddy's new job!
There's been a lot of talk about post-apocalyptic worlds these days, so why not take a look at one of the most popular ones? This week, Maddy, Jason, and Kirk take a deep dive into Fallout, the long-running series whose most recent entry, Fallout 76, has been polarizing (to say the least). How did we get here? Let's discuss.
What games should you play in quarantine? What are the best games to help you stay connected to your friends? This week, Kirk, Maddy, and Jason talk through some of their recommendations for video games to play in self-isolation, from meaty RPGs to idyllic animal village simulators. They also highlight their favorite Jackbox Party Pack games.
Welcome to Triple Click, a podcast about video games! On this debut episode, Kirk Hamilton, Maddy Myers, and Jason Schreier introduce themselves and then talk a bit about the language of video games. With tons of people stuck inside and playing games these days, what kind of video game tropes are they learning? What have hardcore gamers learned to take for granted? Why does food always give you health? Plus: the introduction of a weekly segment called One More Thing!
Each week on Triple Click, video game experts Kirk Hamilton, Maddy Myers, and Jason Schreier journey into the fascinating world of games. They’ll explore hot topics in video game news and culture, answer burning listener questions, debate the pros and cons of the biggest new games, and replay old classics together. Coming soon to Maximum Fun!