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The Game Crater
The Crater Corner is a video game podcast by The Game Crater covering various topics across gaming culture. Become a Paid Subscriber: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cratercorner/subscribe
May 10, 2022
NFTs in Video Games
After a week off as Tom felt unwell, the boys talk about NFTs in video games after a massive announcement by Square Enix. They discuss all the possibilities of what NFTs can do to video games and their future predictions.
May 2, 2022
Pokemon vs Digimon
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about their problems and (surface) love of Digimon. They discuss all the possibilities of what Digimon could have been if it followed the Pokemon formula, and why it didn't succeed (as much as Pokemon did).
1 hr 1 min
Apr 12, 2022
The BAFTAs Recap
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about the recent 2022 BAFTA Games Awards Winners. They discuss all the games that were nominated and what won and what probably should have won.
1 hr 2 min
Apr 5, 2022
Elden Ring vs. Horizon Forbidden West
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys debate what is the better game between Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West. They also talk briefly about the concept of Horizon Forbidden West being successful even if it was released after Elden Ring.
Mar 28, 2022
Interview with Main Tank Software (Hexarchy)
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys chat with John, one half of Main Tank Software. John has recently released a game in January and another on Kickstarter.
Mar 21, 2022
Elden Ring is Easy and Hogwarts Legacy Looks Amazing
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys are back after a little hiatus and chat about what they have been doing. Jayden thinks Elden Ring is easier than he thought it would be and Hogwarts Legacy received a new stunning gameplay trailer. They also talk about the J. K. Rowling dilemma.
1 hr 2 min
Feb 20, 2022
Cyberpunk 2077 is Good Now
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about Cyberpunk 2077. The new update is here, and for some reason, Tom loves the game. There are some mild Cyberpunk 2077 spoilers here, but we try to avoid anything that will affect your experience.
Feb 13, 2022
Interview with VestGames (Eville)
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, Jayden speaks with two members of the indie game studio, VestGames. Their upcoming game, Eville, is a multiplayer, social deduction game that draws inspiration from the classic card game, Werewolf. It features 3D gameplay, roles, and mysterious murders.
Jan 30, 2022
Interview with Nerd Pirates (Women in Games, Adventure Time)
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys chat with Lily and Violet from Nerd Pirates, who are a PR/Marketing duo in entertainment and games. During the episode, they chat about the process of working alongside video games and media, their Adventure Time "Name Our Boat" campaign and Women in Games.
Jan 23, 2022
The Yu-Gi-Oh Special
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about the new Yu-Gi-Oh game, compare it to other games, and talk about the anime as well. They even chat about the infamous Season 0 of Yu-Gi-Oh where no actual duels take place.
1 hr 13 min
Jan 16, 2022
Is the Xbox Series S Really That Good?
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys return from the Christmas break and talk about the length of video games, Assassins Creed Valhalla, and the Xbox Series S.
1 hr 3 min
Dec 20, 2021
The Most Anticipated Games of 2022
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about the most anticipated games coming out next year, and what they are looking forward to playing.
1 hr 42 min
Dec 12, 2021
All the Winners at The Game Awards 2021
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about all The Game Awards 2021 winners. Last week, the boys made some award predictions, but did they get any correct? They also talk about the world premieres and trailers at the show.
1 hr 11 min
Dec 5, 2021
The Game Awards 2021 Nominees
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about all The Game Awards 2021 nominees. We keep track of who we want to win, and talk about some of the games we deserve should be there and also about some of the games that left us puzzled. How is Cyberpunk 2077 up for any awards?!
1 hr 18 min
Nov 28, 2021
Interview with Jack Bennett (OddBug Studio)
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys chat with Jack Bennett, a lead video game developer for Oddbug Studio. During the episode, they chat about releasing breakout indie games, working on DLC, creating a virtual reality game, and working with Doug Cockle, the voice of Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher series.
Nov 14, 2021
Interview with Rumen Petrov (Baby Goat Billy)
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys chat with Rumen Petrov, a developer who just released Baby Goat Billy into Steam Early Access. This episode also covers a range of topics surrounding Early Access launches and Steam indie game promotion.
1 hr 13 min
Nov 1, 2021
This week the boys just have a quick update for the future of the Crater Corner podcast, as well as welcoming the introduction of a second podcast.
Oct 27, 2021
Must-Play Horror Games This Halloween
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about all the horror games that you should play this Halloween. * Until Dawn/Until Dawn: Rush of Blood * Outlast/Outlast 2 * The Forest * Slender: The Eight Pages * Alien Isolation * Resident Evil 7 * Evil Within 2 * Delirious * Don’t Starve * Bioshock * Metro Exodus
1 hr 10 min
Oct 18, 2021
Smash Brothers, Animal Crossing, and Minecraft have events, plus DC Fandome.
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about all the events in the past week. Smash Brothers Ultimate introduced Sora as their last fighter, Animal Crossing: New Horizons announced their last free update and a paid DLC, Minecraft Live introduced the new set of updates, and there were announcements for new DC films, TV Shows, and games.
1 hr 1 min
Oct 4, 2021
The Ultimate Gaming Quiz
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about New World and take the ultimate gaming quiz that only a master gamer would know.
Sep 27, 2021
Chris Pratt As Mario and the Nintendo Showcase
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about the latest Nintendo Showcase and the cast of the upcoming Mario movie.
1 hr 9 min
Sep 20, 2021
Are Battle Royales Dead?
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about Deathloop and whether Battle Royales have passed their "golden era". Are MMOs making a comeback?
Sep 13, 2021
The September PlayStation Showcase Recap
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about New World and the recent PlayStation Showcase.
1 hr 3 min
Sep 6, 2021
The Top Games Coming Out This September
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about the best games coming out this September. Fortunately, this month has plenty of great games, and if anything, we are spoilt for choice. Our full list of games to check out for September are (in order of release): * Lake * Ultra Age * Tales of Arise * Kraken Academy!! * Life is Strange: True Colors * Deathloop * Gamedec * Eastward * Kena: Bridge of Spirits * Diablo II: Resurrected * Lost Judgement * New World
1 hr 2 min
Aug 30, 2021
The Best Games Announced at Gamescom
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys continue the talk from last week regarding Patents before recapping Gamescom. The game that featured were: Saints Row, Marvels Midnight Suns, Call of Duty Vanguard, Halo Infinite, Cult of the Lamb, Midnight Fight Express, TMNT Shredders Revenge, Demon Slayer, Super Monkey Ball, Splitgate, Riders Republic, Century: Age of Ashes, UFL, LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga, Synced: Off Planet, The Outlast Trials, DokeV, Jurassic World Evolution 2, Far Cry 6, BloodHunt, Jett, Horizon Zero Dawn 2: Forbidden West, New World, Marvel’s Future Revolution, Tales of Luminaria, Tales of Arise, JUMANJI: The Curse Returns, Lost Judgement, Core, Fall Guys, Replaced, Ages of Empire IV, Valheim, CrossfireX, Sabaton, Genshin Impact, Sifu, and Death Stranding.
1 hr 12 min
Aug 24, 2021
Fortnite Steals The Among Us Formula
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys talk about the Ghost of Tsushima DLC: Iki Island, and about how Fortnite copied Among Us. Jayden also talks about a few crazy patents in video games over the years.
1 hr 1 min
Aug 16, 2021
Interview With Alex Richer (Square Enix, Ubisoft)
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, Jayden chats with Alex Richer, the Development Director at Square Enix Montreal on an Unannounced Project. Alex talks about his time as a UI Programmer on some of the biggest games at Ubisoft and Crystal Dynamics; Tomb Raider, Watch_Dogs, and Deus Ex.
1 hr 16 min
Aug 9, 2021
Our Top Indie Games of 2021 So Far
*Please note: This episode is unedited, and the audio will be replaced in the future. This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys discuss their favourite indie games of 2021 (so far). The full list (in no particular order) is as follows: Chicory: A Colorful Tale, Goop Loop, Rain on your Parade, Sarawak, What The Dub?!, Pako Caravan, The Invisible Hand, Hades, Maquette, What Comes After, Narita Boy, //TODO: Today, Cozy Grove, The Colonists, Clawfish, Beasts of Maravilla Island, Alekon, No Longer Home, Dodgeball Academia, Magellania, and of course, Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure.
Aug 2, 2021
Video Game Delays and No Nintendo at the Olympics
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys discuss all the games that have been delayed in the past year, and why they are good. Plus, Jayden shares the news on why Nintendo didn't feature in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Jul 26, 2021
The Best Upcoming Games For August 2021
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys discuss the new Steam Deck and the August video game lineup. As always, Tom is very optimistic about the new games!
1 hr 2 min
Jul 19, 2021
Interview with Marina Sciberras (Sarawak, We'll always have Paris)
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys catch up with Marina Sciberras, the developer behind Sarawak and the upcoming We'll always have Paris. Marina talks to us about her exciting life before video games and her ambitions for the future. We ran into a few audio issues with Marina's audio, so we would like to apologise for the extra effects on her voice.
Jul 12, 2021
Interview With Olivia Dunlap (To The Rescue)
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys catch up with Olivia Dunlap, an indie developer working on the hit dog rescue game, To The Rescue. Olivia has previously worked on plenty of game jams, before starting her own video game studio, Little Rock Games.
Jul 5, 2021
New Ghost of Tsushima, Cyberpunk Devs are Satified, and Steam Summer Sales
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys chat about The Last of Us TV Show, the drama surrounding the Hideo Kojima Xbox Game, Cyberpunk being “stable”, and the Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut. The boys also pick out 5 games each that everyone should check out during the Steam Summer Sales.
Jun 28, 2021
Interview with Michael Pearce (Misc. A Tiny Tale, Jurassic Explorer)
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys catch up with Michael Pearce, a Western Australian indie developer working on Misc. A Tiny Tale. Michael previously worked on the Jurassic World passion project, Jurassic Explorer, before starting his own video game studio, Tinyware Games. He has also competed in a game jam and really loves PangYa!
Jun 21, 2021
The E3 Recap - Was it Good?
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys chat about all the announcements from last week's E3 2021. Nintendo, Ubisoft, Xbox and Bethesda, and Square Enix all featured, and Tom promised to be more positive. You can let us know what you think by using the Twitter hashtag #Cratercorner
1 hr 19 min
Jun 14, 2021
Summer Game Fest: Kickoff Live! Announcements and Thoughts
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys chat about all the announcements at the Summer Game Fest: Kickoff Live! You can let us know what you think by using the hashtag #Cratercorner
1 hr 5 min
Jun 7, 2021
E3 2021 Schedule and Tom's Negative Predictions
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys chat about the E3 2021 schedule and try and predict a few of the games that will be featured. In typical British fashion, Tom is a little pessimistic. However, there is one game that he can't hide his excitement for!
1 hr 8 min
May 31, 2021
Interview With Tom Hardwidge (Lucy Dreaming, Kickstarter)
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys chat with Tom Hardwidge, a creative designer turned indie success. Tom has previously worked on projects all across the UK before entering the world of video games. His inspiration is drawn from old school point and click games, and he recently had an unbelievably successful Kickstarter campaign with Lucy Dreaming.
1 hr 27 min
May 24, 2021
Interview with Nathan "Jitspoe" Wulf (Far Cry 4, Lawbreakers)
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys decide to change it up and sit down with the veteran triple-A dev turned indie, Nathan "Jitspoe" Wulf. Nathan previously worked for Red Storm Entertainment (Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4), and Boss Key (Lawbreakers and Radical Heights) before deciding to leave it all behind and join the indie game scene. We were fortunate to talk to him about his past experiences at triple-A studios and his upcoming projects.
1 hr 17 min
May 10, 2021
The Hilarious Revelations of the Epic vs Apple Lawsuit
This week on the Crater Corner Podcast, Hot Wheels comes to Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure, Discord partners with PlayStation, and the hilarious revelations of the Epic vs Apple lawsuit.
May 3, 2021
PlayStation's State of Play, Cyberpunk is Back, and Representation in Video Games
This week on the Crater Corner podcast, the boys cover PlayStation's April State of Play, Cyberpunk 2077's new hotfix and developer interview, and minority groups in video games.
Apr 26, 2021
PS3 and PSVita Stores Aren't Closing and LudoNarraCon 2021
This week, the boys cover Song of Horror coming to consoles, Spiritfarer hitting 500,000 sales, Ps3 and PsVita stores are staying open and LudoNarraCon 2021.
Apr 19, 2021
PS5 Update, Bioshock 4 is Open-world, and Pokemon Snap Hype
This week, Tom and Jayden cover the Cyberpunk update and if it is going to be the next No Man's Sky. They also talk about the much-awaited PS5 update, BioShock 4 going open-world, the Nintendo Indie World Showcase, and the New Pokemon Snap.
Apr 12, 2021
E3 is Back, Deathloop Delayed and our First Special Guest
This week, Tom and Jayden are left to fend for themselves without Leon (Happy Birthday). The boys cover the return of E3, Deathloop being delayed again, and The Last of Us Remake. Jayden also sits down with one of the developers behind Dude, Where is my Beer? and asks him a few questions.
Apr 5, 2021
The CyberPunk 2077 Patch 1.2 Isn't Enough and No Man's Sky Continues to Improve!
The lads jump into all of this week's gaming news, including Landfall Games announcing "Landfall Day", Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2, and the new big update for No Man's Sky! We also play our weekly round of "Rate This Game".
Mar 29, 2021
Will the Ghost of Tsushima Movie be Good?
This week the team dives into the BAFTAs, ID@Xbox Indie Showcase, the Ghost of Tsushima movie and discuss video game movies. We also play Rate This Game and discuss the wooden spoon consequences.
Mar 22, 2021
Crater Corner - Chef Croft serves up Survival and Square Enix Presents...very little?
This week the lads dive into the Square Enix Presents event, Among Us and it's new map, The Playstation Indies event and discuss the Playstation Play at Home initiative! All this and more on this week's podcast!
Mar 15, 2021
Bethesda & Xbox get exclusive and the Return of the Best Kart Racing Game
The boys are back and talking about the week's gaming shenanigans, including a protest against an anime series in Tokyo, A Square Enix event announced, the launch of Beach Buggy 2, and Xbox and Bethesda finalising their merge. Plus, Rate this Game and Joseph's return.
Mar 8, 2021
Crater Corner - The New Assassin's Creed is set in Japan and Outriders Sucks...
This week, Leon, Jayden and Tom dive into the week's biggest gaming news, including a new Nintendo Switch model, a game that uses blinking to tell a story, the BAFTA game nominees, a new Assassin's Creed set in Japan, and Epic Games acquisition of Fall Guys. We also play "Rate That Game" and reflect on last week's ratings.
Mar 1, 2021
Crater Corner - Forget Pokemon, Forget Sony, it's all about Sifu!
This week, Leon, Jayden and Tom dive into the week's biggest gaming news, including the underwhelming PlayStation State of Play and the Pokemon Presents event. We also play "Rate That Game" and reflect on last week's ratings for Ghosts 'N Goblins Resurrection, Persona 5 Strikers and Taxi Chaos.
Feb 22, 2021
Crater Corner - Valheim, Nintendo and BlizzCon, Oh my!
This week, Leon, Jayden and TOM dive into the week's biggest gaming news, including Valheim, the Nintendo Direct, and Blizzcon Online...BlizzConline. We also play "Rate That Game" and reflect on last week's ratings for 30XtyX and Rustler (Grand Theft Horse).
Feb 15, 2021
Crater Corner - CD Projekt Red Hacked and is There a Halo Battle Royale Coming?
This week, we dive into the week's biggest gaming news, including CD Projekt Red Hacked, a new Halo Game, HBO's The Last of Us Casting, Jack Black as Claptrap, and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's incredible selling record. We also play "Rate That Game" and unfortunately, Joseph did well...
Feb 9, 2021
Crater Corner - Google Stadia Closes Game Studios, and We Flew on Dragons!
This week, we dive into this week's biggest gaming news, including Google Stadia closing game studios & one of us got to play a dragon dogfighting game.
Feb 2, 2021
Gamestop to the Moon! and Last of Us Part 2 Breaks Records
This week, the boys dive into this week's biggest gaming news, including the Gamestop/ Wall Street situation & The Last of Us Part 2 becoming the most *critically* successful game of all time!
Jan 26, 2021
Resident Evil Village and Xbox Live Gold gets a price Hike?!
This week, the boys dive into this week's biggest gaming news; including Resident Evil village news and Xbox Live gold pricing controversy, plus more on this week's podcast.