Sports! - The Bears are Scheming
The Bears are not back—they’re actually eliminated from the playoffs and have the first pick in the draft. But Rob, Patrick, and the Sports! podcast have returned with the NFL playoffs in full swing to discuss the tragedy of Damar Hamlin, what we misunderstand about football’s relationship to violence, the joy of watching aging men fail to be elite athletes, and more.
Episode 552 - Counter Strike GO to the Polls
Counter Strike 2 is real, proving that Valve can at least count to 2. Patrick has a delightful interview with lead Storyteller developer Daniel Benmergui, then Ren finally lets the rest of the Waypoint crew know what Redfall is like to play. Then we take a quick dip in the bucket and learn that most of today's crew is clumsy as hell.
Episode 551 - RIP Commander Zavala
Cado’s back from moving hell, with a broken phone and sore arms. We also take a moment to remember Lance Reddick. who passed last week, and his roles in TV and games that touched us. Then, Ren and Patrick recount their time with the beta for Exoprimal, where you don an exosuit and kill a crapload of dinosaurs. Oh, and Patrick’s been click-click-clicking around the Diablo IV beta, as well. Finally, we check in with the latest game to hurt Ren’s brain, Post Void, a lil’ Destiny 2, and Bayonetta Origins before dipping into the bucket.
Sports! — Are the Bulls Back?
Rob and Patrick are joined by Phoenix Labs' Bob Colayco to discuss Lakers fandom vs. Bulls fandom, the Bubble Championship, the Bulls late-season run for the playoffs, and of course, the latest instalment of the Green Bay Packers' performance of Hamlet, starring Aaron Rodgers.