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Achievement Oriented & The Ringer

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Every week, The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion delve into the virtual world, discussing the latest video game releases and trends, interviewing industry experts, and exploring fascinating subcultures.
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Games of the Year, 'Gorogoa,' and 'The Last Jedi' (Ep. 67)

2:17:04 | Dec 29th, 2017

In an extra-long, year-ending episode, The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss Ben's VR Christmas gift (0:15), before welcoming Ringer colleagues Justin Charity and Matt James for a roundtable debate about the best games of 2017, whic...Show More
Ever-Evolving Games: 'PUBG,' 'Star Citizen,' 'GTA Online,' and 'Zelda' (Ep. 66)

1:12:23 | Dec 15th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss their opinions about porgs and cute creatures in 'Star Wars' and imagine an alternate history in which BioWare adapts 'Game of Thrones' instead of 'Star Wars' (0:15). Then they bring on three wr...Show More
Triumphant Nintendo, 'Xenoblade,' and Loot Boxes vs. the Law (Ep. 65)

1:05:01 | Dec 8th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss the scare-reducing "safe mode" in the new Xbox port of sci-fi horror game 'Soma' (0:15) then welcome colleagues Justin Charity and Victor Luckerson to talk about Nintendo's dramatic 2017 turnaro...Show More
EA's Reddit-Driven Downfall and Overwatch League Unknowns (Ep. 64)

1:08:21 | Dec 1st, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss the microtransaction controversy sweeping the industry and talk to the influential Reddit poster who helped start the backlash against 'Battlefront II' (8:40).They then bring on ESPN esports rep...Show More
We Finally Did a Mailbag Episode (Ep. 63)

53:28 | Nov 24th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion soundtrack your holiday travel with their first-ever mailbag episode, answering listener questions about the best and worst trends and games of 2017, the games they most regret missing, open-world desig...Show More
Loot Boxes Are Bad, but 'Battlefront II' Is Good (Ep. 62)

1:07:22 | Nov 17th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss the recent releases of several high-profile Switch ports, what their success means for the system's future, and what might have been for the PlayStation Vita (0:57). Then they review the highlig...Show More
'Assassin's Creed: Origins' and the Xbox One X (Ep. 61)

46:21 | Nov 10th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss whether 'Assassin's Creed: Origins' innovates enough on the franchise's familiar formula to bring them back to the fold (0:15), then welcome Polygon senior reporter Samit Sarkar for a conversati...Show More
'Call of Duty: WW II,' 'The Frozen Wilds' DLC, and 'Super Lucky's Tale' (Ep. 60)

40:28 | Nov 9th, 2017

In an intimate bonus episode, The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss Jason's concussion (0:15) and Ben's binge with three newly released games: back-to-basics big-budget shooter 'Call of Duty: WW II' (6:12), 'The Frozen Wilds' (the f...Show More
More 'Mario,' Visceral, Gambling on Loot Boxes, and 'South Park' (Ep. 59)

1:05:23 | Nov 3rd, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion briefly discuss the latest trailer for 'The Last of Us Part II' (1:00) then bring on Kotaku news editor and 'Blood, Sweat, and Pixels' author Jason Schreier for a wide-ranging discussion about 'Super Ma...Show More
'Super Mario Odyssey,' 'Shadow of War,' 'Wolfenstein 2,' and 'Darkwood' (Ep. 58)

1:20:43 | Oct 27th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion mark the pod's first anniversary by discussing a quartet of recent releases. First, Ben and Jason examine what makes 'Super Mario Odyssey' amazing and why the Switch is owning 2017 (1:00). Then they tal...Show More
The Holiday Deluge, 'Stardew' on Switch, and the AI of 'Echo' (Ep. 57)

1:12:09 | Oct 20th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss the beginning of the grueling/exciting torrent of fall releases and what they anticipate will be a successful gaming holiday season (0:55), then bring on comedian Nick Wiger to discuss his exper...Show More
'NBA 2K' Player Ratings and the Rise and Fall of 'Backyard Baseball' (Ep. 56)

1:04:32 | Oct 13th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk about Ben's video game bachelor party, how 'GoldenEye 007' has aged, and ultra-precise esports competitors (1:45). Then they bring on Mike Stauffer of 'NBA 2K' developer Visual Concepts to ask how ...Show More
The Frustration-Free Challenge of 'Cuphead' (Ep. 55)

52:24 | Oct 6th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss Jason's ever-changing real-life look and how his hairstyles affect his character-creation strategy (1:40), then share their impressions of the new Windows and Xbox run-and-gun game 'Cuphead' (7:...Show More
The SNES Classic, Revisiting 'Night Trap,' and Gaming Fear (Ep. 54)

52:43 | Sep 29th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion reminisce about 'Red Dead Redemption' and react to the trailer for 'Red Dead Redemption 2' (1:10). Then they bring on their colleague Victor Luckerson to recap his all-day marathon with the newly releas...Show More
Video Game Writer Walt Williams on 'Significant Zero' (Ep. 53)

1:00:05 | Sep 25th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion reflect on why video game makers are hesitant to talk about the development process publicly (0:15). Then they talk to one who isn't: Walt Williams, who's worked on 'BioShock,' 'Spec Ops: The Line,' and...Show More
'2K18' Release Week (Ep. 52)

47:22 | Sep 22nd, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss Jason's inaugural experience as a video game writer on 'NBA 2K18' (1:05). Then they talk to 'NBA 2K18' director Chris Papierniak about the difference between game direction and film direction, h...Show More
Streaming Sins, Space Games, and 'Metroid' (Ep. 51)

1:12:08 | Sep 15th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss Jason's return to the new and (possibly) improved 'No Man's Sky' (0:55), then bring on colleague Justin Charity to talk about celebrity streamer PewDiePie's latest offense, indie developer Campo...Show More
'Blood, Sweat, and Pixels,' 'Destiny 2,' and 'Localhost' (Ep. 50)

1:11:28 | Sep 8th, 2017

For their 50th episode, The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion welcome Kotaku news editor Jason Schreier to discuss the industry trends and revelations inside his new book ('Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind ...Show More
Recent Releases, 'Uncharted,' and 'Good Game' (Ep. 49)

1:17:43 | Sep 1st, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss their impressions of 'Undertale,' 'Sonic Mania,' and 'Uncharted: The Lost Legacy' (0:45), then interview 'Uncharted' writer and Naughty Dog veteran Josh Scherr about the game's breakneck develop...Show More
Making Mo-cap Magic, and Going Inside an Esports Team (Ep. 48)

1:21:15 | Aug 25th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to stuntwomen and voice actors Maggie Macdonald and America Young about their work in video games including 'Halo 5,' the 'Dead Space,' 'Uncharted,' and 'Saints Row' series, and the newly released ...Show More
'Dream Daddy' and Giant Bomb's Successful Pivot to Video (Ep. 47)

1:05:56 | Aug 18th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion banter about 'No Man's Sky' updates, mundane objects that look great in games, and Ben's plans for a video game bachelor party (1:20), then bring on their colleague Alison Herman to discuss the summer h...Show More
Gamer Grooming and the Golden Age of Board Games (Ep. 46)

1:07:13 | Aug 11th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss the addition of a free-for-all deathmatch mode to team-based shooter 'Overwatch' (1:05), then bring on makeup artist Ada Trinh to discuss her work with Blizzard, Riot, and esports athletes; why ...Show More
'Tacoma' and 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' (Ep. 45)

1:05:29 | Aug 4th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss whether makers of future consoles will feel pressure to support portability to keep pace with the Switch (2:37), then talk about Ben's impressions of 'Tacoma,' the new game from The Fullbright C...Show More
Developing 'Pyre' and Composing Supergiant's Soundtracks (Ep. 44)

1:15:10 | Jul 28th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to Greg Kasavin, creative director and lead writer of indie developer Supergiant Games, about the company's new game, 'Pyre,' its surprising shoutout from Arby's, the apocalyptic settings of Superg...Show More
'Splatoon 2,' 'Destiny 2,' and Aliens and Love in 'Grand Theft Auto' (Ep. 43)

1:00:09 | Jul 21st, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh, Jason Concepcion, and Justin Charity discuss their impressions of 'Splatoon 2' and the 'Destiny 2' beta (4:00). Then, Ben and Jason bring on Kai and Gramz, two members of 'Grand Theft Auto' data-mining group Team Guru, to ...Show More
'Overwatch,' 'Castlevania,' and Games Done Quick (Ep. 42)

1:03:24 | Jul 14th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss some of the challenges facing competitive 'Overwatch' in Season 5, including depleted rankings and a misaligned rewards system (0:39). Then they bring on their colleagues Matt James and Micah Pe...Show More
Gamer Sensei, 'Pokémon Go,' and Funemployment (Ep. 41)

1:00:26 | Jul 7th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion first talk to William Collis, cofounder of Gamer Sensei, an esports startup that matches players with coaches who tutor them on how not to be bad at games (2:14). Then they welcome colleague Claire McNe...Show More
The Ascent of 'Rocket League' and a Comeback for 'Crash Bandicoot' (Ep. 40)

1:00:16 | Jun 30th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion briefly discuss Nintendo's SNES Classic (1:12), and then are joined by their colleague (and fellow 'Rocket League' enthusiast) Rob Harvilla for a conversation with Psyonix Studios' Corey Davis, the desi...Show More
'Arms,' Animating Sex Scenes, and Long Loading Times (Ep. 39)

50:25 | Jun 23rd, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss their impressions of Nintendo's new Switch brawler, 'Arms' (1:10), the pros and cons of motion controls and the Pro Controller (2:42), and the game's esports future (7:50). Then they bring on Ko...Show More
Esports Roundup and a World-Size Sim (Ep. 38)

50:54 | Jun 16th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to Compete's Eric Van Allen about Nintendo's surprising new esports acumen with 'Splatoon 2,' 'Arms,' and 'Pokkén Tournament' (2:07), esports franchising and the future of competitive 'Overwatch'...Show More
All of Our E3 Reactions [Bonus Episode] (Ep. 37)

49:16 | Jun 14th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion digest the week's biggest news and announcements out of E3, discussing the notable trends, highlights—including Nintendo, Ubisoft, co-op and multiplayer, pirates, and long-awaited sequels and reboots—an...Show More
How a Good Game Goes Bad (Ep. 36)

55:22 | Jun 9th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to Kotaku news editor Jason Schreier about why developers divulge details about troubled projects to reporters (2:55), Schreier's exposé of the problems plaguing Bioware's development of the disapp...Show More
'The Walking Dead,' 'Rime,' and Casting Characters (Ep. 35)

1:02:30 | Jun 2nd, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk about the Switch as a mobile experience (2:20) and Ben's impressions of 'The Walking Dead: A New Frontier' (4:30), and 'Rime' (9:33). Then they listen to an excerpt from Ben's conversation with 'Ri...Show More
Doug Liman, Jonathan Allen, and 'Dota' (Ep. 34)

52:49 | May 26th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion speak to director Doug Liman about the influence of video games on his movies 'Swingers,' 'The Bourne Identity,' and 'Edge of Tomorrow' (2:44), the narrative differences between video games and movies (...Show More
'Prey', the Business of Gaming, the Future of E-sports, and Expert Glitchers (Ep. 33)

48:57 | May 19th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion pine for VR rigs and talk to their colleague Justin Charity about Arkane Studios' first-person shooter, 'Prey' (4:20), how the pace of a playthrough affects the player's impressions (6:05), and whether ...Show More
How to Get Back into Gaming and Laying Down Video Game Law (Ep. 32)

59:07 | May 12th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to colleague Justin Charity about how he's made up for lost time after an extended hiatus from gaming (2:10), his recent article on streaming culture (8:46), his second (!) playthrough of the lengt...Show More
Developing in VR and Controller Mods for the 'Melee' Gods (Ep. 31)

59:26 | May 5th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion speak to game designer and Funomena cofounder Robin Hunicke at the Tribeca Games Festival about the challenges and possibilities of developing VR games, the potential for more realistic portrayals of lo...Show More
Tribeca Games Festival [Bonus Episode] (Ep. 30)

50:33 | May 2nd, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion interview the head writer for Blizzard's 'Overwatch,' Michael Chu (3:31). They discuss the challenges of implementing elements of story to a multiplayer game (5:20). Chu explains how the 'Overwatch' tea...Show More
Ian Dallas on 'Edith Finch' and Chris Person on Video Game Highlights (Ep. 29)

53:51 | Apr 28th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to Giant Sparrow creative director Ian Dallas about his new first-person exploration game, 'What Remains of Edith Finch’ (3:38), the melding of moviemaking and video games (5:28), the centrality of...Show More
World of Warcraft' and 'Ultimate Epic Battle Simulator' (Ep. 28)

58:42 | Apr 21st, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion banter about Ben finally losing his 'Overwatch' virginity (1:43), 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' (3:12), and the SNES Classic (4:13). Then, they welcome writer Tony Palumbi to discuss his new book 'Blood P...Show More
Defying the Specs and Expanding the Decks (Ep. 27)

54:45 | Apr 14th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk about Jason's new Nintendo Switch and belated 'Breath of the Wild' impressions, then bring on the creator of the YouTube channel 'LowSpecGamer' to talk about how he gets modern games to run on low-...Show More
'Persona 5,' 'Nier: Automata,' and the Evolution of Japanese Games (Ep. 26)

47:51 | Apr 7th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion report the results of a survey designed to reveal their gaming motivations, then bring on their colleague Justin Charity to discuss his spoiler-free impressions of newly released Atlus RPG 'Persona 5' a...Show More
The Athlete-Gamer Episode, with Trevor May and Ryan Blaney (Ep. 25)

47:26 | Mar 31st, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion banter about Jason's move, convoluted 'Kingdom Hearts' titles, and what they want from 'Destiny 2,' then talk to Minnesota Twins pitcher Trevor May about how injury rehab impacts his gaming, his attempt...Show More
'Mass Effect: Andromeda' and 'Moral Combat' (Ep. 24)

49:33 | Mar 24th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion have a spoiler-free discussion about their impressions of the perplexing 'Mass Effect: Andromeda,' Bioware's brain drain, and the ways in which recent releases have raised the bar for big-budget games (...Show More
Ep. 23: 'Ghost Recon Wildlands' and eSports Analytics

52:33 | Mar 21st, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to writer Reid McCarter and lecturer in video game studies Hugo Montembeault about the dark side of Ubisoft's 'Ghost Recon Wildlands,' realism in shooters, and big-budget games' ongoing struggle to...Show More
Ep. 22: Gaming Drugs and eSports Injuries

56:30 | Mar 17th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to Compete writer Maddy Myers about experimenting with supplements that promise gaming benefits, covering competitive gaming's growing pains, and gender imbalance in eSports (0:30). Then they bring...Show More
Ep. 21: 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' and the Nintendo Switch

54:03 | Mar 10th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion bring on Kotaku news editor (and author of the forthcoming book 'Blood, Sweat, and Pixels') Jason Schreier to discuss reviewing great games (1:00), how 'Breath of the Wild' departs from and improves upo...Show More
Ep. 20: 'Achievement Oriented' on 'Horizon Zero Dawn,' 'Resident Evil 7,' and Video Game Phobias

49:52 | Mar 3rd, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion have a spoiler-free chat about the newly released PS4 exclusive 'Horizon Zero Dawn,' discussing its obvious influences, how it tweaks the open-world formula, and whether games have gotten too long (1:00...Show More
Ep. 19: 'Achievement Oriented' on Becoming a Meme and Setting Speedrunning Records

49:35 | Feb 24th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion briefly consider the future of TV video game adaptations, reacting to comments by 'Castlevania' producer Adi Shankar and 'The Expanse' co-author Ty Franck (3:30). Then they bring on longtime Giant Bomb ...Show More
Ep. 18: 'Achievement Oriented' on Google Doodle Games and Ubisoft's Sword-Fighting Experiment

49:00 | Feb 17th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to Jordan Thompson, lead software engineer for the latest Google Doodle game, about building games for a massive search-engine audience with unique control constraints and compatibility concerns (0...Show More
Ep. 17: 'Achievement Oriented' on Rockstar's Golden Goose and the Consolidation of Sports Games

58:40 | Feb 10th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss PS4 Pro envy and 'Resident Evil 7' (0:40) and talk to The Guardian's games editor Keith Stuart about the continued sales success of 'Grand Theft Auto V,' the perpetual repackaging of old titles,...Show More
Ep. 16: 'Achievement Oriented' on Preserving Video Games

57:28 | Feb 3rd, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to Frank Cifaldi, founder of The Video Game History Foundation, about his desire to salvage old video games (6:10), the difference between porting and emulating (9:35), whether online communities c...Show More
Ep. 15: 'Achievement Oriented' on Video Game Agents and Boss Battles

1:05:50 | Jan 27th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to Blake Rochkind, a video game agent for United Talent Agency, about how his job works, Hollywood's appetite for movie adaptations of video games, VR's bright future, and his favorite games from l...Show More
Ep. 14: 'Achievement Oriented' on Dystopian Twitch and 'Hitman'

57:34 | Jan 20th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion bring on Ben 'Professor Broman' Bowman to talk about life as a full-time Twitch streamer and a forthcoming change to Twitch that threatens to erase the boundary between streaming and regular life (1:00)...Show More
Ep. 13: 'Achievement Oriented' on Test-Driving the Switch and Exploring the Sandbox

59:00 | Jan 13th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion share their hands-on impressions of the Nintendo Switch and 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' and discuss some big questions surrounding the forthcoming console. Then they bring on the creator o...Show More
Ep. 12: 'Achievement Oriented' on 2017 Trends and the Man Behind Marcus Holloway

59:04 | Jan 6th, 2017

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion recap their holiday gaming and talk to New Yorker contributing writer Simon Parkin about his book, 'Death by Video Game'; VR and psychology; end-of-year lists; and recent (and future) industry developme...Show More
Ep. 11: 'Achievement Oriented' on 'Assassin's Creed,' Video-Game Movies, and the Year of the FPS

57:52 | Dec 22nd, 2016

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss the newly released movie 'Assassin's Creed,' then bring on their colleagues Jon Lovett and Kam Collins for a wider discussion about why video-game adaptations historically haven't worked well as...Show More
Ep. 10: 'Achievement Oriented' on the Past and Future of 'Star Wars' Games

1:00:53 | Dec 15th, 2016

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion name-check their favorite 'Star Wars' games and talk to Jack Sorensen, the former president of LucasArts, about how he helped oversee several classic titles during the heyday of in-house 'Star Wars' dev...Show More
Ep. 9: 'Achievement Oriented' on 'The Last Guardian' and 'Westworld'

50:47 | Dec 8th, 2016

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion react to recent announcements of new installments in a few of their favorite game franchises, then call New York Times contributing game critic Chris Suellentrop (8:30) to talk about 'The Last Guardian,...Show More
Ep. 8: 'Achievement Oriented' on 'Final Fantasy XV' and VR's Past, Present, and Future

59:15 | Nov 29th, 2016

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to their colleague Justin Charity about Square Enix's newly released role-playing game, 'Final Fantasy XV' (1:34). Then, they bring on Blake J. Harris, author of 'Console Wars' and the forthcoming ...Show More
Ep. 7: 'Achievement Oriented' on 'Batman,' the Telltale Model, and the Storytelling Techniques of 'Firewatch'

1:02:52 | Nov 25th, 2016

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk about how Telltale Games created a successful assembly line for licensed, episodic adventure games, and report their impressions of 'Batman: The Telltale Series' (1:33). Then, they bring on Telltal...Show More
Ep. 6: 'Dishonored 2,' 'Watch Dogs 2,' and How Not to Screw Up Stealth

51:16 | Nov 22nd, 2016

The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion share their thoughts on stealth games and discuss their impressions of recent high-profile releases ‘Dishonored 2’ (3:25) and ‘Watch Dogs 2’ (16:40). Then, they bring on ‘Firewatch’ and ‘Mark of the Nin...Show More
Ep. 5: Explaining the Strike and a Facelift for Esports

48:45 | Nov 17th, 2016

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to prolific video game voice actress Jennifer Hale about the ongoing voice actors strike (2:24), the unique challenges of voicing video games (8:07), and infiltrating a formerly male-oriented field...Show More
Ep. 4: 'Overwatch,' E-sports, and the NES Classic

54:55 | Nov 14th, 2016

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to former pro gamer and coach and current 'Call of Duty' and 'Overwatch' caster Matt "Mr X" Morello about the appeal and future of 'Overwatch' and E-sports (1:31). Then, they bring on Kotaku news e...Show More
Ep. 3: New-Console Anxiety and Mark Ingram on 'Call of Duty' and Clowns

45:31 | Nov 4th, 2016

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to their colleague Victor Luckerson about mid-generation console updates and the PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch optimism, and Nintendo's mobile strategy. Then they bring on New Orleans Saints running bac...Show More
Ep. 2: 'Battlefield 1,' 'Titanfall 2,' and the FPS Evolution

45:45 | Oct 28th, 2016

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion introduce Channel 33's new gaming podcast and discuss their impressions of newly released big-budget shooters ‘Battlefield 1’ and ‘Titanfall 2.’ Then they bring on Vince Zampella, the creator of ‘Call o...Show More
Ep. 1: 'No Man's Sky'

58:07 | Aug 13th, 2016

The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion give their thoughts on one of the year's most highly anticipated video games, 'No Man's Sky.' Then, game creator Sean Murray joins (26:55) to discuss the release process and dealing with lofty expectati...Show More