May 10, 2017
So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbyeI leave and heave a sigh and say goodbyeAfter 137 wonderful episodes, we bid you, our faithful listeners, the very fondest of farewells. We've arrived at the metaphorical fork in the road, and we don't even care what a dreadful cliché that is. We hope you've had as much fun, learned as much, and generally had as good a time as we have with Unconsoleable.Remember, aloha means goodbye, but it also means hello and love: so to you, our listeners, aloha!Keep in touch:@jessicadennis and @annatarkov on twitterAnna's new venture, Indie SidekickEmail AnnaEmail Jessica
May 3, 2017
We talk to the brains behind Brain & Brain, acclaimed (and adorable) developers of Burly Men at Sea and Doggins
April 25, 2017
Aside from Jessica's Big! Huge! News!, a pretty disappointing week in gaming all around
April 19, 2017
In which we can finally abuse Alan Hazelden to his face (more or less)
April 12, 2017
Feels: happy feels, angry feels, battery feels?
April 5, 2017
Details emerge about the new The Room Game, a Candy Crush game show (?!), Crossy toys, and dire warnings
March 29, 2017
We sigh about Nintendo, mull mini-Kickstarters, go full cannibal, and more
March 22, 2017
Our triumphant return from our respective conferences
March 15, 2017
When your hosts are away, your podcast app will play: old skool Unconsolable!
March 8, 2017
Missed our very first episode? Good news: we've re-released (and shh, lightly remastered) it for your listening enjoyment!
March 1, 2017
The grueling Unconsoleable con schedule, Nazi-punching, Nintendo news, and more
February 22, 2017
We tell you how we really feel about PewDiePie and a racist Madden Bowl winner
February 15, 2017
Our week in gaming, Nintendo news, and Steam shenanigans
February 8, 2017
The unreasonably cool Ben Britten joins us to talk Mighty Games and more
February 1, 2017
We're still in the midst of some dark days, but games help us through it
January 25, 2017
Mobile gaming is good, but could it be better?
January 18, 2017
Mobile games and the toilet: a match made in bathroom. Plus, Nintendo Switch!
January 11, 2017
The 2017 gaming year gets off to an *interesting* start
January 4, 2017
The very best mobile games of 2016 according to us
December 28, 2016
Exploring the Wise Woman stereotype as it relates to railroad management
December 21, 2016
We bring you the developers of Mini Metro, who are as delightful as you might imagine
December 14, 2016
Good friend and erstwhile game developer Joe Macirowski joins us once again to puzzle over some curious Nintendo decisions. To put it mildly.
December 7, 2016
Jessica plays ads, Anna plays Facebook games, has the world gone mad?!
November 30, 2016
Some games got us riled this week, plus our extremely plausible and highly scientific herring theory
November 23, 2016
We're still reeling from the election, but we try to keep it on track and about games this week!
November 16, 2016
We discuss the big stinking elephant in the room, then catch up on some gaming news.
November 9, 2016
We're posting this episode while election results come in so you're getting a really crappy iTunes summary this week
November 2, 2016
The only thing that didn't stink is, surprisingly enough, that cheesy-looking game Anna fell in love with
October 26, 2016
Hang on, three St. Petersburg train stations are getting over-crowded
October 19, 2016
Hoo boy do we ever have some thoughts about some games this week
October 12, 2016
Anna and Jessica drink their way through what they're playing, ponder App Store search ads, and mock some Nintendo "news"
October 5, 2016
We like some games, we hate some games, and some games are just ok. Plus, Ubisoft bought WHAT?
September 28, 2016
We do play games sometimes, you know, in between the anger.
September 21, 2016
We get righteously angry at the dot bizzes and their bad attitude toward premium games, then take a moment rip entitled gamers a new one
September 14, 2016
Important life advice featuring Reigns game developer Francois Alliot
September 7, 2016
The Most Excellent Templar of Tacos and Sublime Prince of the Royal Tortilla join us to talk looty dungeons and mobiley games
August 31, 2016
Gaaaaaaames. So many games. We'll catch you up on what we've been playing in between guests and let you know what might be worth your precious time (and sometimes money)!
August 24, 2016
We've captured two spry foxes, er, Spryfoxers, to talk to us about making awesome games, especially on mobile
August 17, 2016
100th Episode. Boom.
August 10, 2016
We talk to indie dev and Thimbleweed Park game designer Jenn Sandercock about making games, both analog and digital. The analog ones involve cookies. We approve.
August 3, 2016
Who wins first prize in dickery? Can a mobile fencing game really be any good? What do we hate this time? All this and more!
July 27, 2016
Legendary (yes, we insist) game developer Ron Gilbert joins us to talk adventure games, indie game dev, woodchucks, and exploding hamsters.
July 20, 2016
Jessica wants you to Pokemon Go get off her lawn, while Anna is thoroughly hooked, and in other positive Nintendo news, a squee-worthy new addition to the hardware family
July 13, 2016
So there's this Pokemon game out...
July 6, 2016
Our WWDC spy delivers his report: is Apple doomed? Of course! But listen to find out exactly how!
June 29, 2016
Jessica played nothing new and Anna *deleted* some games! Scandal! Plus we try to make Steve's HearthZone happen.
June 22, 2016
There's a real dearth of new games worth checking out lately, it seems, but luckily there's plenty to complain about!
June 15, 2016
A listener-recommended game has set our hearts alight! Plus App Store changes and shenanigans in China.
June 8, 2016
We have a backlog of games to talk about and it's NOT all Candy Crush. But it's... not no Candy Crush either...
June 1, 2016
Special guest Enric Jorda, one of the creators of Love You to Bits, joins us to talk about the game and offer one crazy trick to fix the App Store
May 25, 2016
Jessica has gone over to the Dark Side because they have candy there. And speaking of candy, we speculate about forthcoming Blizzard/Activision King games, discuss a weird silver lining to Thailand's military coup, and of course, talk about what ELSE we're playing.
May 18, 2016
Are games even good? Why are we here? Who is our sponsor?
May 11, 2016
Anna and Jessica expose their secret gaming shame and lament the downright BORING state of mobile games this week
May 4, 2016
Why touch controls so often suck, who will save mobile gaming, and why we finally played Candy Crush
April 27, 2016
It's been a hard week but games have helped us through it. That, and some truly bizarre news!
April 20, 2016
We play good games, bad games, and let our feels out about deliberately difficult games
April 12, 2016
We talk at length about what we've been playing then whip you through the fastest news segment EVER!
April 7, 2016
The long-awaited Disney Crossy Road episode with friend-of-the-show Matt Hall is finally here! Grab the game, if you haven't already, and have a listen for a peek behind the scenes.
March 30, 2016
Things get back to normal, for better or worse, and we talk about some games! And also how to be a giant creep!
March 25, 2016
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we can't bring you the episode we had planned. However, we can bring you, um, this!
March 16, 2016
Jessica takes shameless advantage of Anna's distraction as she prepares to leave for GDC to complain at length about an almost-great game. And has Amazon set up a charity for game devs?
March 9, 2016
Our friend and occasional game developer Joe Macirowski joins us to hand out the scoldings we've been bottling up lately. Also, Jessica's robot army.
March 2, 2016
Bertram Fiddle creator Seb Burnett joins us to discuss really narrowing your game's potential audience as much as possible!
February 24, 2016
Barry Meade of Fireproof Games, makers of our beloved The Room games, joins us to talk about why mobile games can absolutely be amazing (as his studio has proven)
February 17, 2016
Ok so we couldn't bring you Fireproof's Barry Meade this week, but we will next week, and meanwhile we are our usual entertaining and informative selves!
February 10, 2016
In a shocking turn of events, we discuss mobile games (and announce an exciting upcoming guest)
February 3, 2016
We were all ready to love new puzzler Twofold, but we're... unsure. Also, Anna dives pretty deep into Crashlands while Jessica tries to stay objective about a game designed by Donald Rumsfeld. Yes, that Donald Rumsfeld.
January 27, 2016
We play a bunch of games! We have some thoughts! It was not we who peed in jars!
January 20, 2016
We kick up a (very) little controversy, talk about what we're playing, excoriate some unhelpful attitudes, and more!
January 13, 2016
Neven Mrgan, creator of Blackbar, Grayout, and Space Age, joins us to talk iOS gaming and the Twizzler Diet.
January 6, 2016
Is Jessica still a Real Gamer or has she gone over to the dark side? Plus a bunch of mobile gaming news!
December 30, 2015
We winnow down our list of 35 great games of 2015 to agree on a single winner. The suspense! The drama!
December 23, 2015
We actually make time to talk about games! That we're playing! I know, right? Also issues with free to play, coppa, and sweaty butt money
December 16, 2015
We love Matt Hall and also talk about Apple's picks for games of the year
December 9, 2015
We sally forth on our own this week and definitely do not objectify any male mobile game developers. Definitely not. We do discuss a bunch of mobile gaming news though!
December 2, 2015
Matt Ditton, our third Australian Matt who is a mobile game dev, joins us to talk Aussie Matts, Shooty skies, and hunky game devs, among other things
November 25, 2015
Randy Smith of Tigerstyle, indie studio behind Waking Mars and the Spider games, joins us to talk about the past, present, and future of indie mobile game dev.
November 18, 2015
Artivist Kiva Bay joins us to talk about her game 12 Hours and how we can all help the homeless, no matter our circumstances
November 11, 2015
Good friend and special guest Joe Macirowski joins us to talk about the new AppleTV from a developer as well as a gamer perspective
November 4, 2015
Our Nintendo Ninja Shareef Jackson joins us again to talk, you guessed it, Nintendo. And babies with jetpacks?
October 28, 2015
On our own again, we catch up on some housekeeping and then talk about mobiles games journalism that is WRONG. Oh and there's some weird advice too.
October 21, 2015
Our Gaming Yoda Steve Lubitz and his awesome wife Maureen join us to talk Hearthstone, goats, and... chain restaurants?
October 14, 2015
We have a Prettygreat time talking to Prettygreat creative director Luke Muscat and ReasonablyOk managing director Phil Larsen
October 7, 2015
Tanya DePass, #INeedDiverseGames originator, joins us to talk diversity, gaming, and diversity in gaming
September 30, 2015
Once again there's a lot to be mad about in mobile gaming, and without awesome guests to distract us, we have at it!
September 23, 2015
"Material" podcasters Yasmine Evjen and Russell Ivanovic join us to talk mobile gaming and more from an Android perspective
September 16, 2015
Matt Hall and Andy Sum join us for our special one-year anniversary episode to talk Apple TV, the future of Hipster Whale, and even more much much more than usual!
September 9, 2015
We invite Notch on the show, give mad side-eye to @appstoregames, and talk about That One Game.
September 2, 2015
Joel tells us how the idea for Prune came about, plans for future updates, his origin story in gamedev, his shameful mobile gaming secret, and much, much more!
August 26, 2015
Protostar developers Matt Knights and Dean Loades join us to talk about Sling Kong
August 19, 2015
Genuine fan of the show and our ESN fearless leader, Moisés Chiullan, stops by and talks about his gaming credentials (or lack thereof) and we try not to shame him too hard about not being a real filthy casual.
August 19, 2015
If you heard Episode 42, you might recall that we said some things about iOS gaming site Touch Arcade that were a bit harsh and unkind. While we stand by a lot of what we said, we believe that we unfairly mischaracterized the site in a number of ways as well.
August 12, 2015
Anna slings her way out of her funk while Jessica continues losing her mind
August 5, 2015
It was a bad week for your illustrious hosts, so we tear into some stuff that bugs us.
July 28, 2015
Our Gaming Yoda Steve Lubitz joins us once again to lay some knowledge on us (and get some angies out)
July 22, 2015
Future big-deal mobile game dev Jake Sones joins us to be hilarious and talk about Zombie Match Defense
July 15, 2015
Matt Hall returns to discuss games, vaginas, and vagina games
July 8, 2015
Besides porn on extremely old, outdated types of media, we talked about Touch Arcade's Patreon (spoiler alert: we are not fans), Bethesda's "surprise" hit Fallout Shelter, Nintendo's pronouncements on how their mobile games will be monetized and much, much more!
June 30, 2015
We welcome awesome indie game developer Jenna Hoffstein to the show to talk about her game, The Counting Kingdom, how being an indie isn't always all sunshine and rainbows and much more.
June 24, 2015
E3, WWDC, and the Charleston AME shooting: one of these things is not like the others
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