Cane and Rinse

Cane and Rinse

Cane and Rinse is a weekly podcast made by passionate videogaming enthusiasts aimed at like-minded listeners. Our ambition is to provide in-depth discussion with help from knowledgeable, articulate guests from the gaming community, the world of games...Show More
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Final Fantasy IX – Cane and Rinse No.365

1:59:51 | Apr 29th

“Doesn’t it feel nice to let yourself go under the stars?” We conclude the PlayStation one era Final Fantasy triptych with our Final Fantasy IX podcast. Leon, Leah, Josh and guest, FF9 fan Chris Lane appraise what is known to be one of the developm...Show More
Pilotwings – Cane and Rinse No.364

1:54:02 | Apr 22nd

“Do you ever dream of flying?” For the first of two podcasts on this lesser-known Nintendo IP, we swoop on Super Famicom showpiece title, Pilotwings. Leon, Darren and Michiel fly the (mostly) friendly skies of the Mode 7 driven flight school sim, d...Show More
This War of Mine – Cane and Rinse No.363

1:59:30 | Apr 15th

“In modern war… you will die like a dog for no good reason.” In which we are joined by War Child Gaming’s Wayne Emanuel, for a fascinating look at the heavy and bleak survival strategy game, This War of Mine. Leon, Charlotte and Jacob make up the p...Show More
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Cane and Rinse No.362

1:59:29 | Apr 8th

“Come and f**king get me, you…white ass fascist Nazi pigs!“ It’s time for Nazi punks to GTFO as Tony, Jon, Karl, and Jacob discuss MachineGames’ 2017 title Wolfenstein: The New Colossus. The panel covers the game’s weighty gunplay and punishing dif...Show More
Console Special: Nintendo Game Boy

3:02:07 | Apr 2nd

“Now you’re playing with power; PORTABLE POWER!” In the third of our series of single format console special podcasts, Leon, James and Leah stock up on AA batteries and fire up their Nintendo Game Boy handhelds for one last T-spin around the Tetris...Show More
Dark Souls III – Cane and Rinse No.361

1:59:56 | Apr 1st

“Ashen One, hearest thou my voice still?” In March 2016, FromSoftware released Dark Souls III, their fourth game in the space of little more than two years. Jacob, James, Jon and Josh delve into the darkest catacombs of Carthus and climb to the lof...Show More
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Cane and Rinse No.360

1:57:00 | Mar 25th

“Courage need not be remembered, for it is never forgotten.” Two years on from its release – and from the conclusion of our original epic run of Legend of Zelda podcasts – we return to Hyrule for reflection upon The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the W...Show More
Interview Extra: Joseph Bagi a.k.a. Joey Bag O’ Donuts

1:20:09 | Mar 23rd

With the community push behind Def Jam: Fight for NY growing ever stronger, Michiel (@MKStayOnTarget) speaks with one of the key, driving figures in the scene and top competitor Joseph Bagi a.k.a. Joey Bag O’ Donuts (@JoeyBagODonuts8), tieing in with...Show More
Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts – Cane and Rinse No.359

1:59:30 | Mar 18th

“TAKE A KEY FOR COMING IN!” After a few months’ respite we throw ourselves back into the maw of Capcom’s legendarily cruel series. Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts – actually a full-blown third game in the series rather than a souped up reincarnation of the se...Show More
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – Cane and Rinse No.358

1:59:14 | Mar 11th

“Ready for adventure!” In 2014 Nintendo decided to spin off Super Mario 3D World’s jumpless puzzling minigame into it own, full-blown title, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Leon, Darren, James and Josh – along with contributions from members of the...Show More
Final Fantasy VIII – Cane and Rinse No.357

1:55:36 | Mar 4th

It is my great honour to congratulate Josh, Leah, Brian and Tom for passing their exam and graduating to become official members of SeeD. As you all well known, being a member of SeeD comes with many privileges, but also many trials. They will be abl...Show More
NieR: Automata – Cane and Rinse No.356

1:59:56 | Feb 25th

“We are alive, after all. And being alive is pretty much a constant stream of embarrassment.” We turn our attention to one of 2017’s most talked about sexy androids smash up robots named after philosophers with floating swords games, NieR:Automata....Show More
Interview Extra: James Chen

1:00:35 | Feb 19th

To tie in with issue 355 of the podcast, Cane and Rinse's own Michiel (@MKStayOnTarget) speaks with old school competitor, fighting game analyst, extra prolific commentator and all around fighting game community (FGC) figurehead James Chen (@jchensor...Show More
Street Fighter IV series – Cane and Rinse No.355

1:59:58 | Feb 18th

“The weak lose and the strong win! Which of these fighters will prove the old axiom today?” Don’t call it a comeback. Nearly a decade on from Street Fighter III’s swansong, Capcom once again bust out the roman numerals and landed a blow with Street...Show More
HITMAN – Cane and Rinse No.354

1:59:32 | Feb 11th

“Sir, don’t sneak around like that, it makes you look suspicious.” Join Josh, Brian, Jon and James as they go undercover at IO Interactive. What will they find out whilst inside? Who is the shadowy figure that sent them there? And why do they all ha...Show More
Gravity Rush 2 – Cane and Rinse No.353

1:58:54 | Feb 4th

“A red apple fell from the sky…” Getting used to a whole new town is tough for anyone – but when you also have gravity powers, more problems than just learning the street layout are sure to land in your lap. Join Charlotte, Jay, James, and Leah as ...Show More
Virginia – Cane and Rinse No.352

1:59:54 | Jan 28th

“Press A to begin journey” Join Karl, Jon, Jacob and James on an investigation into exactly what happened in Kingdom, Virginia in late summer 1992. A missing child leads two FBI agents into a web of conspiracy and corruption… or so it seems. Will V...Show More
Nex Machina – Cane and Rinse No.351

1:58:39 | Jan 21st

“Between the switch, fade through the blitz, and the strongest quits, burn through the kiss.” Cane and Rinse returns for its eighth year with by following up on Volume 7’s Resogun show. In our Nex Machina podcast, Leon, Darren, Karl and Michiel get t...Show More
Console Special: Sony PlayStation

3:04:09 | Jan 7th

Leon is joined by Jay, Karl and Tony for the second of our single format console special podcasts. Sony entered the videogames hardware market in the mid-1990s and made a massive splash with its debut system, the PlayStation. The panel shares their m...Show More
Final Fantasy VII – Cane and Rinse No.350

1:58:31 | Dec 31st, 2018

Appropriately - for the earth-shattering conclusion to our seventh year - we celebrate the coming of age of Square's Final Fantasy VII. A little over twenty-one years on from its release, Leon, Josh, Leah and Thomas, along with a treasure chest of me...Show More
Sound of Play: 2018 Special

1:18:04 | Dec 26th, 2018

This year, the Cane and Rinse and Sound of Play team bring you a musical collage -- a constellation of audio memories from the year 2018. Rediscover favourites from 2018 or encounter tunes for the first time. This mix contains excerpts from 151 of th...Show More
Resident Evil VII: Biohazard – Cane and Rinse No.349

1:59:59 | Dec 24th, 2018

And so after a year's worth of zombies, spooky mansions, scary laboratories, definitely not zombies, horrific scripts and shocking performances, we reach the end of our Resident Evil series of podcasts. 2017's Resident Evil VII: Biohazard felt like a...Show More
Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner – Cane and Rinse No.348

1:55:44 | Dec 17th, 2018

We follow up Issue 322's Zone of the Enders podcast with a show all about the sequel, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner (aka Anubis: Zone of the Enders). Leon, Josh, Karl, Michiel and our support team of community contributors debate the pros and co...Show More
Interview Extra: Gory Detail

1:13:36 | Dec 14th, 2018

In this interview extra, Darren Gargette (@dezm0nd) talks to the two brainboxes behind Gory Detail (@gorydetail). They discuss games past (Conker), present (Rusty Pup) and future (‘Project3’). Focusing mainly on their most recent release; The Unlikel...Show More
The Last Guardian – Cane and Rinse No.347

1:59:59 | Dec 10th, 2018

In this issue, Josh, Jacob, Jay and Tony wake up in the middle of an ancient ruin and find themselves covered in unusual tattoos. Beside them slumbers the most adorable cat/bird/megafauna any of them have ever seen. And guess what? IT WANTS TO BE OUR...Show More
Resident Evil 6 – Cane and Rinse No.346

2:28:29 | Dec 3rd, 2018

“You’ve made it this far, haven’t you?” In our penultimate Resident Evil series show, Leon, Karl, Leah and a host of community contributors partake in a cathartic session of group therapy. We speculate on what internal and external machinations led R...Show More
Ghouls ‘n Ghosts – Cane and Rinse No.345

2:25:16 | Nov 26th, 2018

“On top of the mazic power, Arthur obtaihed the Psycho Cannon from ST. Michael, then after a dreadful batlle, he finally defeater Lucifer.” Marking its 30th anniversary, Leon, Karl, Michiel and Ben Cartlidge from One Credit Classics embark once again...Show More
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! – Cane and Rinse No.344

1:59:27 | Nov 19th, 2018

Leon, Brian, Darren and Michiel pair up for a frantic session of the fourth game in Nintendo's cartoon racer series, Mario Kart: Double Dash!! The game launched to great anticipation but a mixed reception in 2003. Was the GameCube game too gimmicky, ...Show More
Horizon Zero Dawn – Cane and Rinse No.343

1:59:53 | Nov 12th, 2018

An uncommonly recent (at the time of recording) 'AAA' title gets the Cane and Rinse treatment, as just over a year and a half after its release we turn our attentions to Guerrilla's post-post-apocalyptic metallic monster hunt, Horizon Zero Dawn. A pa...Show More
Final Fantasy VI – Cane and Rinse No.342

1:59:30 | Nov 5th, 2018

Josh, Leah, Jon and Maya Santandrea continue our journey through the Final Fantasy series with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System's final entry. Hironobu Sakaguchi, who has been intimately involved with the series up to this point, takes a reduc...Show More
Resident Evil 5 – Cane and Rinse No.341

1:59:54 | Oct 29th, 2018

“You’re merely postponing the inevitable!” For the eighth of our ten podcasts on the mainline Resident Evil games, we return to Kijuju for potentially the most controversial and divisive entry in the series. Leon, Charlotte, Jacob and Michiel decide ...Show More
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth – Cane and Rinse No.340

1:59:56 | Oct 22nd, 2018

In this issue, Josh, Sean, Michiel and Jacob take a bus to the small town of Innsmouth to investigate the fishy goings-on and casually uncover eldritch horrors not meant for mortal glaze. We discuss the lengthy development time for Headfirst Producti...Show More
Far Cry 2 – Cane and Rinse No.339

1:59:53 | Oct 15th, 2018

Darren and James buddy up to tackle the notoriously-hostile Far Cry 2. When the diamonds are down, their guns are jammed, and the fever starts to hit, can our mercenary duo avoid jumping out of the smoking jeep and into the fire? Music used in thi...Show More
Console Special: Sega Mega Drive

2:52:38 | Oct 14th, 2018

“Welcome To The Next Level” In the first of our extra-length single-platform specials, Leon (@ratsoalbion) is joined by Mega Drive enthusiast and expert Dan Clark (@MealtimeStrateG) as well as retro collector and technical guru, Digital Foundry’s Joh...Show More
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Cane and Rinse No.338

1:59:21 | Oct 8th, 2018

“You cannot overcome suffering if you refuse to look at it.” Following up previous podcasts on Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and DmC Devil May Cry, the Cane and Rinse team turns its attentions to Ninja Theory’s most recent offering to...Show More
Def Jam: Fight for NY – Cane and Rinse No.337

1:59:56 | Oct 1st, 2018

“That freight train that hit you? That was me!” Come and take a walk with Cane and Rinse, as Michiel, Tony, Karl and UFC judge and One Credit Classics head honcho Ben Cartlidge discuss the perfect cultural storm that was 2004’s celebrity stocked “urb...Show More
Resident Evil 4 – Cane and Rinse No.336

1:59:26 | Sep 24th, 2018

“You don’t seriously think a conservative mind can chart a new course for the world, do you?” For the first time ever – as we continue our run through the mainline Resident Evil games – we give a game a second Cane and Rinse podcast treatment. 13 yea...Show More
Ghosts ‘n Goblins (Makaimura) – Cane and Rinse No.335

1:59:09 | Sep 17th, 2018

Strawberry print boxers all round as Cane and Rinse makes its first journey to the Demon World Village of Ghosts 'n Goblins (aka Makaimura). Leon, Michiel and guest Ben Cartlidge consult their internal thesaruses in an attempt to use as many variatio...Show More
Resogun – Cane and Rinse No.334

1:59:53 | Sep 10th, 2018

“Armageddon.” Veteran Finnish code aces Housemarque helped launch a new generation with their PS4 (then) exclusive, Resogun. Taking its cues from classics Defender, Drop Zone and Datastorm – as well as a few from Housmarque’s previous gen banger, Sup...Show More
Valkyria Chronicles – Cane and Rinse No.333

2:00:00 | Sep 3rd, 2018

“Squad 7, move out!” Alright squad, listen up. The objective is to assist Josh, Michiel and Simon Cole in successfully evaluating Sega’s 2008 Tactics RPG, Valkyria Chronicles. They’ll be under heavy fire from difficulty spikes and a flawed ranking sy...Show More
Final Fantasy V – Cane and Rinse No.332

1:58:37 | Aug 27th, 2018

The Final Fantasy that was initially deemed too hardcore for the West. Leon, Josh, Jon and Leah have got the job to work out if Square's decision to keep this on under their hats for several years was justified. Final Fantasy V demands a lot from its...Show More
Daytona USA – Cane and Rinse No.331

1:59:54 | Aug 20th, 2018

“Blue, blue skies…” Just why is SEGA’s 25 year old coin-op racer still relatively easy to find in (what passes for) arcades in 2018? Leon, Michiel, new contributor Marvin Alexis and the Cane and Rinse community attempt to go beyond Daytona USA‘s belo...Show More
Resident Evil 0 – Cane and Rinse No.330

1:58:28 | Aug 13th, 2018

Perhaps appropriately, the last 'classic' style Resident Evil game (for a long while at least) would be the official, canonical prequel - Resident Evil 0. Leon, Darren, Michiel and guest Jon Salmon climb aboard the Ecliptic Express - the last train t...Show More
Secret of Mana – Cane and Rinse No.329

1:59:27 | Aug 6th, 2018

On a mid-90s roll, some of the team behind the Final Fantasy games broke off to create a follow-up to Square’s 1991 Game Boy title, Seiken Densetsu (aka Final Fantasy Mystic Quest). This sequel was intended to be a more ambitious and action-driven ty...Show More
Braid – Cane and Rinse No.328

1:56:39 | Jul 30th, 2018

Josh, Tony, Darren and new contributor Brian Edwards discuss their opportunity to indulge in the common fantasy of being able to reverse all your mistakes, in Jonathan Blow's 2008 Summer of Arcade release, Braid. How important was this title in shapi...Show More
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (Mario Kart Advance) – Cane and Rinse No.327

1:49:44 | Jul 23rd, 2018

It's the third of our sporadic but ongoing series on the Mario Kart franchise and so we arrive at 2001's Mario Kart: Super Circuit (aka Mario Kart Advance) on the GBA. This time, Nintendo handed the reins over to their trusted independent allies Inte...Show More
Hyper Light Drifter – Cane and Rinse No.326

1:59:43 | Jul 16th, 2018

In this issue, Josh, Tony, Darren and Sean Bell navigate the neon soaked landscape of Heart Machine‘s 2016 release, Hyper Light Drifter. We discuss how the themes and imagery of the game reflect the very real illness lead developer Alex Preston lives...Show More
Interview extra: Rapture Gaming Festival

39:10 | Jul 13th, 2018

In this interview extra, Leon Cox talks to Gary Kirby and Ogulcan “Ojo” Gunel about their Rapture Gaming Festival
Shovel Knight – Cane and Rinse No.325

1:59:54 | Jul 9th, 2018

Hoist your gardening implement of choice and strike the earth as we explore a game grounded in the 8-bit era with Shovel Knight! Leah, Darren, and Josh dig deep into Yacht Club Games' nostalgic platformer and unearth plenty of community correspondenc...Show More
Interview extra: David L. Craddock

55:15 | Jul 6th, 2018

In this interview extra, Leon Cox (@ratsoalbion) talks again to author David L. Craddock (@davidlcraddock), author of Stay Awhile and Listen: Book II a documentary-style book continuing the history of Blizzard Entertainment, Blizzard North, and their...Show More
Resident Evil (2002) – Cane and Rinse No.324

1:57:53 | Jul 2nd, 2018

All back to the Spencer Mansion for a rerun of the events of the 1996 original Resident Evil. Leon, Karl, Michiel and Sean replay the events of the REmake by which all other remakes would hereon be judged. Did Capcom's Shinji Mikami effectively have ...Show More
Final Fantasy IV – Cane and Rinse No.323

1:59:54 | Jun 25th, 2018

Final Fantasy leaps the generation gap like a nimble young chocobo, and sets up camp on the Nintendo's new for the 90s 16-bit behemoth. Leon, Leah, Sean and Jon Salmon ruminate on how that extra power allowed Square Soft to spread its wings and reall...Show More
Zone of the Enders – Cane and Rinse No.322

1:31:49 | Jun 18th, 2018

Ahead of the sequel's latest re-release, we revisit Konami's 2001 sci-fi mech action game Zone of the Enders. Leon, Karl and Michiel ponder Hideo Kojima's level of involvement, whether the game - even the 2012 HD Edition - holds up in 2018, and - alo...Show More
Interview extra: Konstantinos Dimopoulos

34:57 | Jun 12th, 2018

In this interview extra, Leon Cox (@ratsoalbion) talks to the game urbanist, designer, and writer Konstantinos Dimopoulos (@gnomeslair), author of the forthcoming book Virtual Cities.* *Apologies for the drop in sound quality during this interview, s...Show More
Pikmin – Cane and Rinse No.321

1:53:57 | Jun 11th, 2018

Leon, Darren, Leah and Michiel have finally recovered all 30 parts of their ship and succeeded in escaping this strange world! To think, all the times we almost gave up hope... On the now distant surface, the brave Pikmin that aided us in our perilou...Show More
Space Invaders – Cane and Rinse No.320

1:59:41 | Jun 4th, 2018

Cane and Rinse celebrates the 40th (fortieth!) anniversary of one of the most important and influential videogames of all time, Space Invaders. Leon, Karl, Michiel and returning guest Dan Clark try to decipher just what it was about Tomohiro Nishikad...Show More
Resident Evil – CODE: Veronica – Cane and Rinse No.319

1:55:44 | May 28th, 2018

In the fourth of our ten show series on the core Resident Evil games, we take a trip to mysterious Rockfort Island and a desolate Antarctic base with the Redfields in search of answers about the history of Umbrella Corp and the Spencer Mansion. Leon,...Show More
The Stanley Parable – Cane and Rinse No.318

1:24:55 | May 21st, 2018

Stanley popped his headphones on and started listening to his favourite podcast, Cane and Rinse. Disappointingly, this issue was hosted by "Diet Leon Cox" Joshua Garrity and a panel that included some Computer Game Show cast off called Sean Bell...oh...Show More
Interview extra: Richard Moss

57:11 | May 15th, 2018

In this interview extra, Leon Cox (@ratsoalbion) talks to the writer Richard Moss (@MossRC), author of the book The Secret History of Mac Gaming, recently published by Unbound. Edited by Jay Taylor (@JaySevenZero).
Worms series – Cane and Rinse No.317

1:59:57 | May 14th, 2018

Leon, Darren, Karl and Tony embark on a whistlestop tour of Team 17's prolific ballistic battler franchise, Worms. Tunneling through from Andy Davidson's original Scorched Tanks-inspired Total Wormage, all the way to the latest full-blown iteration, ...Show More
Soul Edge/SoulCalibur series – Cane and Rinse No.316

1:59:39 | May 7th, 2018

One of our whirlwind tour type shows as we take on Namco's legendary swords, staffs and shields fighting franchise, SoulCalibur (briefly Soul Edge, aka Soul Blade). Leon, Karl and Michiel's souls still burn as they relive the giddy days of the PS1 or...Show More
Final Fantasy III – Cane and Rinse No.315

1:54:54 | Apr 30th, 2018

Continuing our ongoing series, Josh, Leah and Jon say goodbye to the NES era of this franchise with the light hearted, short story collection that is Final Fantasy III. Except, why is everything in 3D? Within, we discuss the unique circumstance of th...Show More
Marvel Puzzle Quest – Cane and Rinse No.314

1:57:47 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Listen this week as James Carter, special guest, GameCritic's Brad Gallaway and host Karl Moon discuss Demiurge Studios 2013 title, Marvel Puzzle Quest. We talk about what makes it stand out in a match-3 crowd, whether it stays true to the Marvel mat...Show More
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – Cane and Rinse No.313

1:49:08 | Apr 16th, 2018

Leon, Josh and Michiel are pursued from beginning to end by the relentless, merciless and fashion-conscious Nemesis in our third Resident Evil podcast of the year. As well as the titular antagonist, the team and our community correspondents also look...Show More
Interview extra: Gareth Damian Martin of Heterotopias

50:54 | Apr 13th, 2018

Gareth Damian Martin (@JumpOvertheAge) is a writer, game designer, and photographer. Early last year, he took his column at Kill Screen, entitled “Heterotopias” and fleshed it out into a full online magazine. He and numerous contributors have used t...Show More
Rampage – Cane and Rinse No.312

1:48:38 | Apr 9th, 2018

Just ahead of the release of the 2018 movie version, Leon (George), Michiel (Lizzie) and Dan Clark (Ralph) team up in an attempt to understand the enduring appeal of Bally Midway's Rampage. Although the show focuses on the original 1986 coin-up, the ...Show More
Actual Sunlight – Cane and Rinse No.311

1:59:54 | Apr 2nd, 2018

James, Leah, Tony, and special guest Charlotte Cutts (@ccuttsgames) are your panel this week, as Will O'Neill's mostly autobiographical Actual Sunlight is the topic of conversation. Please be aware that Actual Sunlight is a game that tackles difficul...Show More
BioShock Infinite – Cane and Rinse No.310

1:59:22 | Mar 26th, 2018

Comstock's corrupt Columbia is the Cane and Rinse collective's destination in this, our long-awaited and much-requested BioShock Infinite podcast. Five years on from the game's initial release, Leon, James, Josh and Tony reexamine its divisive gamepl...Show More
Yoshi’s Woolly World – Cane and Rinse No.309

1:57:52 | Mar 19th, 2018

Another entry into the subset of textile-based platformers(!), Yoshi's Woolly World arrived on Wii U in 2015 to moderate acclaim and success. Do Leon, Darren, Josh and Leah believe that developer Good-Feel screwed the Poochy, or that amigurumi Yoshi'...Show More
Interview extra: Tim Colwill of Point & Clickbait

51:13 | Mar 15th, 2018

In this interview extra, Leon Cox (@ratsoalbion) talks to the creator of Point & Clickbait Tim Colwill (@burgerdrome) about his time as a game developer, game journalist and the formation of his humorous videogame satire site
Tenchu: Stealth Assassins – Cane and Rinse No.308

1:59:20 | Mar 12th, 2018

1998 was a big year for stealth games, and Tenchu: Stealth Assassins was the first to draw its weapon. Podcasting from the shadows, Tony, Darren, and James will remain entirely unseen as they discuss whether Acquire kickstarted a genre-defining resur...Show More
Interview extra: David L. Craddock

47:30 | Mar 8th, 2018

In this interview extra, Leon Cox (@ratsoalbion) talks to the gaming historian David L. Craddock (@davidlcraddock), author of the popular online book Rocket Jump: Quake and the Golden Age of First-Person Shooters.
Resident Evil 2 – Cane and Rinse No.307

1:56:01 | Mar 5th, 2018

Raccoon City itself is under siege from the infected hordes and - wouldn't you know it? - it's Leon's first day on the job at the R.P.D. Our Leon along with Karl, Michiel and Sean barricade themselves in case of various scenarios, including some unli...Show More
Final Fantasy II – Cane and Rinse No.306

1:59:18 | Feb 26th, 2018

In the second of at least fifteen podcasts on the series, Leon, Josh, Leah, and drop-in fourth party member Jon Salmon take Final Fantasy's difficult sophomore outing to task. Assisted by buffs from the community, the assembled consider the artistic ...Show More
1080 Snowboarding / 1080 Avalanche – Cane and Rinse No.305

1:59:43 | Feb 19th, 2018

As the N64 original turns 20, Leon, Darren, Michiel and Tony wrap up warm for another few runs down the mighty twin peaks of 1080 Snowboarding and 1080 Avalanche. Remarkably, before the first 1080 there had only been a handful of snowboarding videoga...Show More
Crackdown – Cane and Rinse No.304

1:59:18 | Feb 12th, 2018

In anticipation of the series' forthcoming third instalment, Leon, Leah, Tony and guest David Turner from The Computer Game Show podcast revisit Realtime Worlds' 2007 Crackdown. Arriving in the relative early days of the open-world sandbox experience...Show More
Rez – Cane and Rinse No.303

1:56:48 | Feb 5th, 2018

Belatedly following on from issue 3 of the podcast(!) - in which we spoke to producer James Mielke about Child of Eden - we finally get around to taking a deep dive into that game's synaesthesiac predecessor, Rez. Starting with the game's initial rel...Show More
Bleed / Bleed 2 – Cane and Rinse No.302

1:59:05 | Jan 29th, 2018

It's been a long time coming, but all heroes must eventually fall. Dashing, dodging, and dashing again through a hail of bullets are James, Darren, and Karl. Bosses will fall, time will slow, and hair will be dyed pink, as Bootdisk Revolution's Bleed...Show More
Resident Evil (1996) – Cane and Rinse No.301

1:59:53 | Jan 22nd, 2018

The Cane and Rinse podcast's seventh year commences with our look at the original 1996 incarnation of Capcom's Biohazard - AKA Resident Evil. Throughout the coming year we'll be working our way through the mainline, numbered instalments in the much-l...Show More
A Look Back at 2017

11:27:32 | Jan 9th, 2018

The entire Cane and Rinse team takes an epic look back at 2017 to reflect on all of the games that released that year that they had the opportunity to play. These are fresh opinions and not the thorough, historical perspective that the team usually t...Show More
The Witcher III: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine – Cane and Rinse No.300

1:59:39 | Dec 24th, 2017

Cane and Rinse concludes its epic sixth year by closing off our run with The Witcher, specifically the two substantial pieces of downloadable content for The Witcher III; Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine. Leon, Josh, Leah and guest Mike Diver (@Mik...Show More
Our Patreon update for December 2017

16:12 | Dec 22nd, 2017

Thank you to all of our Patreon patrons and supporters. We didn’t hit our ambitious target, but we still thrive on your support. We knew it was a tall order and in the end we fell quite a way short of the amount we needed to go full time and produce ...Show More
Call of Duty – Cane and Rinse No.299

1:56:23 | Dec 18th, 2017

Following on from our Medal of Honor: Allied Assault podcast back in 2014, we move on to Infinity Ward's first ever game, the original Call of Duty. Leon, Karl, Sean and Tony return to WWII as the theatre of conflict - just as Activision has done its...Show More
Mario Kart 64 – Cane and Rinse No.298

1:47:24 | Dec 11th, 2017

Cane and Rinse rejoins the race in 1996, as we review Mario Kart 64 - a wildly divisive entry in a much-loved but polarising series. Leon, Darren, Leah and Michiel discuss the transition from Mode 7 to polygons as well as many other significant (incl...Show More
Final Fantasy – Cane and Rinse No.297

1:59:06 | Dec 4th, 2017

In the first podcast of what we intend to be several years' worth of Final Fantasy coverage, we return to the original 1987 title. Warriors of Light Leon, Josh, Leah and Jon Salmon have ground their way through the 'bare bones' of Square's business-s...Show More
Mega Man and Mega Man 2 – Cane and Rinse No.296

1:59:13 | Nov 27th, 2017

OLD MAN Leon, DUTCH MAN Michiel and COOL MAN Sean each has their own take on the earliest games in the long-running Mega Man series, as do many contributors from the Cane and Rinse community who weigh in with reviews of three words and more.
Project Gotham Racing 3 and 4 – Cane and Rinse No.295

1:48:57 | Nov 20th, 2017

Moving onto the last lap, Karl, Tony and returning guest Gary Blower round out the final two iterations in the Project Gotham Racing series. Project Gotham Racing 3, launch showcase title for the Xbox 360, a technical tour de force, but did it li...Show More
Capcom Versus series – Cane and Rinse No.294

1:53:49 | Nov 13th, 2017

Are you ready, true believers? This jam-packed show spans a whole slew of fighting games released between December 1994 and September 2017, untangling the relationships between Marvel, Tatsunoko, SNK, Tekken and Capcom's various properties, as well a...Show More
Beyond Good & Evil – Cane and Rinse No.293

1:55:40 | Nov 6th, 2017

Attention Hillyans! Cane And Rinse Network members, Tony, Leah, Josh and James have been hard at work, uncovering a 14 year-old Ubisoft plan. You'll hear tale of agents operating in Montpellier, Milan and Shanghai, a secretive plot that grew bigger ...Show More
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt – Cane and Rinse No.292

2:00:00 | Oct 30th, 2017

In the third of our four podcasts on CD Projekt Red's celebrated RPG series, we arrive at 2015's legitimately epic The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. Leon, Jay, Josh, Leah - along with a wealth of community contributors - delve into Geralt's of Rivia's ulti...Show More
Grim Fandango – Cane and Rinse No.291

1:59:39 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Tim Schafer's final game for LucasArts was his much-loved noir meets the Mexican Day of the Dead mashup, Grim Fandango. Has Manny Calavera's four year undead odyssey proved timeless, or - even when Remastered - have the visuals and puzzles seen bette...Show More
Our October Patreon update

17:56 | Oct 20th, 2017

Here's our latest update to our ongoing Patreon campaign to try and raise enough to allow us to make Cane and Rinse a full-time concern and to double the amount of Cane and Rinse podcasts we make each year. Remember, you need only to commit as lit...Show More
Bayonetta 2 – Cane and Rinse No.290

1:49:42 | Oct 16th, 2017

Autumn 2014 saw PlatinumGames' Bayonetta 2 arrive as a Wii U exclusive, reviewed well and showcased the Japanese developer's talents for creating mind boggling set-pieces, deeply technical combat and naked ladies summoning hair demons. Leon, Leah, Mi...Show More
Interview extra: William Collis of Gamer Sensei

45:06 | Oct 14th, 2017

In this interview extra, Leon Cox (@ratsoalbion) talks to William Collis (@William_Collis) the Co-Founder and President of esports coaching platform Gamer Sensei that provides personalized coaching and skills development to help gamers reach their ne...Show More
SOMA – Cane and Rinse No.289

1:58:03 | Oct 9th, 2017

Join Josh, Tony and Sean as we travel to the year 2104 and try our best not to slip up on the mysterious black gel slavering the hull of the deep sea research facility, the PATHOS II. We confront monstrosities created in this abyss that not only make...Show More
The Room trilogy – Cane and Rinse No.288

1:55:57 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Fireproof Games' trilogy of mobile puzzle games is about to become a quadrilogy, but before that, The Room and its two sequels will be cracked wide open. James, Tony, Karl and, special guest, Paul Shotton find that discovering the secrets at the cent...Show More
Blade Runner – Cane and Rinse No.287

1:59:34 | Sep 25th, 2017

The acid rain beats the streets of L.A. like drums, marching me towards my next stop on the trail of these skinjobs. I don't know if Sean, Darren, Karl, James and the Cane and Rinse community can help me, but they've been tied up in this mess from th...Show More
Interview extra: Ben Cartlidge (One Credit Classics)

1:06:13 | Sep 22nd, 2017

In this interview extra, Leon Cox (@ratsoalbion) talks to Ben Cartlidge (@1creditclassics) the creator behind the YouTube channel One Credit Classics, a channel dedicated to one credit retrogame clears with no continues and no save states. Music u...Show More
Mortal Kombat – Cane and Rinse No.286

1:59:22 | Sep 18th, 2017

Kane and Rinse kovers the early years of one of videogames' more kontroversial koncepts, Midway's Mortal Kombat. From the ropy blue-skreen of the 1992 original to the konklusion of the truly 2D years with Mortal Kombat Trilogy on PS1, Saturn and N64,...Show More
Double Dragon Neon – Cane and Rinse No.285

1:58:13 | Sep 11th, 2017

A subtly different show this issue as Leon, James and Michiel consider three different approaches to reviving or renewing an existing (dormant?) IP. Double Dragon Neon, Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons and Double Dragon IV are the test subject...Show More
Interview extra: Jordan Erica Webber and Daniel Griliopoulos.

46:09 | Sep 8th, 2017

Leon talks to Jordan Erica Webber and Daniel Griliopoulos about their new book Ten things videogames can teach us (about life, philosophy and everything) Jordan Erica Webber (@jawsew) Daniel Griliopoulos (@GriddleOctopus) Leon Cox (@ratsoalbion)...Show More
Destiny – Cane and Rinse No.284

1:57:11 | Sep 4th, 2017

From Earth to Mars and everywhere in between, join Guardians Leah and Karl, with guests CJ Black and Paddy Smith along with contributions from our fantastic community as they tackle Bungie's epic multiplayer space shooter, Destiny. Music used in t...Show More
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – Cane and Rinse No.283

1:54:02 | Aug 28th, 2017

In the second of four podcasts on CD Projekt Red's fantasy RPG series, Leon, Jay, Josh and Sean turn their attentions to 2011's The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The panel considers just how much the developer moved everything on for this, the middl...Show More
Super Mario Kart – Cane and Rinse No.282

1:59:30 | Aug 21st, 2017

As Super Mario Kart celebrates a quarter of a century of infuriating racing mania, we return to the Mode 7 madness Super Famicom/SNES original. Leon, Darren, Karl and Michiel reminisce about the incandescent fury of being bullied by the likes of Luig...Show More
Our latest update for the ongoing Patreon campaign

10:57 | Aug 20th, 2017

Here's our second update to our ongoing Patreon campaign to try and raise enough to allow us to make Cane and Rinse a full-time concern and to double the amount of Cane and Rinse podcasts we make each year. Remember, if enough of you respond to th...Show More
Super Hexagon – Cane and Rinse No.281

1:05:41 | Aug 14th, 2017

In this issue we test our nerve to the very limit in the face of colour and sound smashing together and the very walls around us starting to close in. Josh, Sean, Karl and guest Ben Clavin of Pewter Games Studio brave Terry Cavanagh's 2012 fast paced...Show More
Interview extra: Nate Crowley

45:26 | Aug 11th, 2017

Originating from an idea that began on twitter Leon talks to Nate Crowley, author of the book 100 Best Video Games (That Never Existed). You can find Nate's book from most booksellers and can also be ordered from Amazon. Leon Cox (@ratsoalbion) N...Show More
Until Dawn – Cane and Rinse No.280

1:58:18 | Aug 7th, 2017

Karl, Tony, Josh and Leah discuss Supermassive Games first foray on Playstation 4 with the console exclusive, Until Dawn. Join us as we analyse this modern take on interactive-cinematic teen horror and, along with valuable correspondence from our lis...Show More
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver – Cane and Rinse No.279

1:52:12 | Jul 31st, 2017

1999 saw the release of the second title in the Legacy of Kain series, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, to critical acclaim. Join Karl, Michiel and special guests, Mark Hamer and Digital Foundry's John Linneman discuss Crystal Dynamic's technical juggern...Show More
Joust – Cane and Rinse No.278

1:47:46 | Jul 24th, 2017

Recorded one day after the 35th anniversary of the game's arcade debut, the Cane and Rinse crusty crew remembers Williams' bizarre bird-battler Joust. Leon, Michiel and returning guest Dan Clark mull over the origins of John Newcomer's crazy concept,...Show More
Life Is Strange – Cane and Rinse No.277

2:00:00 | Jul 17th, 2017

Time travel is complicated. When time travel is the best hope you have of finding a missing friend, as it is in Life Is Strange, it’s even more of a minefield. When you take all of that and add in high school drama… well, then it becomes hella crazy....Show More
R-Type and R-Type II – Cane and Rinse No.276

1:58:27 | Jul 10th, 2017

1987: Inspired by Aliens and Gradius, a compact but crack team at Irem produced a horizontally scrolling shoot-'em up that would become a genre icon, R-Type. Leon, Michiel and returning guest Dan Clark consider what made R-Type - along with its litan...Show More
Viewtiful Joe – Cane and Rinse No.275

1:53:10 | Jul 3rd, 2017

As part of the once Nintendo Gamecube exclusive Capcom 5 and Hideki Kamiya's third directing job, following the original Devil May Cry and Resident Evil 2, Viewtiful Joe by the now-defunct Clover Studio brought back the side scrolling beat 'em up in ...Show More
Help us DOUBLE the amount of Cane and Rinse podcasts!

18:55 | Jul 1st, 2017

Here's our first update to our ongoing Patreon campaign to try and raise enough to allow us to make Cane and Rinse a full-time concern and to double the amount of Cane and Rinse podcasts we make each year. Remember, if enough of you respond to thi...Show More
The Witcher – Cane and Rinse No.274

1:58:53 | Jun 26th, 2017

The first of four podcasts covering CD Projekt Red's celebrated series of RPGs. Leon, Josh and Sean each complete the 2007 original (or the 2008 Enhanced Edition anyway) and report back on the humble beginnings of The Witcher. The Cane and Rinse com...Show More
Robotron: 2084 – Cane and Rinse videogame No.273

1:43:59 | Jun 19th, 2017

Robotron: 2084 - by Williams' 'Vid Kidz' - may not have been the first twin-stick shoot'em up, but it was perhaps the one that most clearly defined the genre template which would be followed for three and a half decades (and counting). Leon, Michiel ...Show More
Tales of Vesperia – Cane and Rinse No.272

1:52:45 | Jun 12th, 2017

For more than twenty years, the sprawling, lush titles of the Tales series have captivated JRPG fans the world over. Like its more “Fantastic” brethren, the series doesn’t require that the games be played together or in order, so even as the tenth ti...Show More
Double Dragon – Cane and Rinse No.271

1:58:04 | Jun 5th, 2017

After the success of Nekketsu Koha Kunio-kun and Renegade, Yoshihisa Kishimoto of Technos Japan set about outdoing himself with Double Dragon. The resulting two-player brawler would go on to spawn multiple sequels and spin-offs, as well as influencin...Show More
Tetris – Cane and Rinse No.270

1:59:09 | May 29th, 2017

Tetris: Such a simple, elegant game with such a complex and convoluted back story. Leon, Josh, Karl and Leah recall the heights of their Tetris addictions and the versions (among countless versions) that worked for them and those incarnations which f...Show More
Perfect Dark – Cane and Rinse No.269

1:58:28 | May 22nd, 2017

Following a protracted and disrupted development, Rare eventually launched its spiritual successor-cum-sci-fi-sequel to the ubiquitous GoldenEye 007 (see issue 200 of the podcast) in the summer of 2000. Leon, Darren, Karl, Michiel and Tony recall the...Show More
Interview extra: Tomm Hulett

1:45:41 | May 19th, 2017

Joining Leon for this interview extra is WayForward Technologies' Game Director, Tomm Hulett. Recounting his remarkable career, Tomm tells us of his early days testing Dave Perry games for Virgin, before moving on to localisation work on JRPGs includ...Show More
Help us DOUBLE the amount of Cane and Rinse podcasts!

14:16 | May 16th, 2017

Cane and Rinse announces its desire to make twice the amount of podcasts from 2018 with the support of its incredible listeners and community!
Flashback – Cane and Rinse No.268

1:48:54 | May 15th, 2017

We travel to the year 2140 and crash land on the planet Titan. Panelists Karl, Michiel, Sean and returning guest, Dan Clark discuss Delphine Software’s visually iconic 1992 smash hit, Flashback. Join us as we travel to New Washington, battle Deat...Show More
Mad Max – Cane and Rinse No.267

1:57:18 | May 8th, 2017

His name is Max and his world is fire and blood. Tony Atkins, Sean Bell, Jay Taylor and, making his Cane and Rinse debut, Mark Delaney discuss Avalanche Studios' 2015 open world action adventure game Mad Max. Witness them as they contemplate whether ...Show More
Ninja Gaiden – Cane and Rinse No.266

1:56:48 | May 1st, 2017

The art of the Ninja is one of subtlety, patience and stealth. However, no one told Mr. Hayabusa this, and so Josh Garrity, Sean O'Brien and Michiel Kroder bare witness to Ryu figuratively tear up the Ninja guide book and paint the streets of Tairon ...Show More
Diablo III – Cane and Rinse No.265

1:48:40 | Apr 24th, 2017

In this three-man dungeon run Cane and Rinse, we delve deep on (almost) everything Diablo, briefly discussing the first two games in the series before hacking and slashing our way through the third game - expansions, updates, warts and all. Darren...Show More
Interview extra: Mattia Traverso

1:40:24 | Apr 21st, 2017

In this interview special, Ryan talks to Mattia Traverso about the 2016 Kinect oddity FRU, on which he is one of the designers. They chat about finding inspiration for games, developing for unique hardware, and balancing multi-modal challenges. Matti...Show More
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Cane and Rinse No.264

1:59:51 | Apr 16th, 2017

Leon, Josh, Sean, Tony and the Cane and Rinse community lie to their spouses before slaughtering hundreds in their bid to unearth the treasure of Naughty Dog's multiple award-winning Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Emotional and technical aspects are dul...Show More
Gone Home – Cane and Rinse No.263

1:54:04 | Apr 9th, 2017

Join Josh and guests Jon Salmon and Sean Bell, as we return to the family home on Arbor Hill after a long tour around the world, only to find no one there to greet us. Have its occupants met a horrible fate? Perhaps you're not alone...or maybe the an...Show More
Project Gotham Racing / Project Gotham Racing 2 – Cane and Rinse No.262

1:54:40 | Apr 2nd, 2017

The engines are revving and the lights are green as Karl, Tony and returning guest Gary Blower discuss Bizarre Creations new racing venture, Project Gotham Racing, created to launch along with Microsoft’s first foray into the gaming market with the X...Show More
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – Cane and Rinse No.261

1:58:39 | Mar 26th, 2017

In the final podcast of our Zelda run spanning the first 27 or so years of the series, Leon, James, Josh and Leah arrive at Triforce of the Gods 2 - better known in the West as The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Not for the first time, Ninte...Show More
Chibi-Robo! – Cane and Rinse No.260

1:55:14 | Mar 19th, 2017

Another 'cult classic' comes under the Cane and Rinse microscope as we inspect skip Ltd.'s late entry into Nintendo's GameCube library, Chibi-Robo! Leon is joined by a trio of diminutive automaton helpers, Jeff Cork (Game Informer), Susan Marmito (Re...Show More
Blast Corps – Cane and Rinse No.259

1:52:04 | Mar 12th, 2017

Former Rare man Darren is your host as a panel of Karl, Michiel and Tony cause environmental carnage in an attempt to save the world from environmental catastrophe. Two decades on from release our correspondents consider the (lack of) legacy of early...Show More
They Breathe – Cane and Rinse No.258

1:56:59 | Mar 5th, 2017

In a slightly different sort of Cane and Rinse podcast, Leon, James and Josh are joined by developers The Working Parts to fully inhale 'sunken forest frog adventure', They Breathe. Hugo Bille, Magnus Nyström, Victor Nyström and Kristian Johansson ga...Show More
Interview extra: Ben Clavin (Pewter Games Studios)

39:39 | Mar 4th, 2017

Leon talks to Ben Clavin of Pewter Games Studios about their charming debut adventure, The Little Acre. An unusual point and clicker set in rural 1950s Ireland, none other than Revolution’s Charles Cecil (Broken Sword) came on board as Executive Prod...Show More
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – Cane and Rinse No.257

1:59:59 | Feb 26th, 2017

In our 14th of 15 podcasts covering The Legend of Zelda, we arrive at the most recent 'big console' game in the series (before 2017's Breath of the Wild that is), Wii exclusive The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. With the longest development time and...Show More
Undertale – Cane and Rinse No.256

2:00:00 | Feb 19th, 2017

It's high time humans extended an olive branch to the monsters they exiled years ago. To do just that, James, Tony and special guest Maya Santandrea venture into the darkest depths of Toby Fox's Undertale. Find out if they escape and whether they'll ...Show More
The Order: 1886 – Cane and Rinse No.255

1:53:41 | Feb 12th, 2017

Tony, Leah, Sean and Jay take to the smog-filled, grimy streets of an alternative history Victorian era London to discuss Ready at Dawn's visually resplendent, yet critically divisive, third-person action-adventure title - The Order: 1886. However, b...Show More
Interview extra: Ryan Hart

1:16:24 | Feb 6th, 2017

To tie in with issue 254 of the podcast, we talk to the most successful European Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike player of all time, Ryan Hart The Prodigal Son talks to Leon and Michiel about the dawn of the fighting game community in the early 90s...Show More
Street Fighter III – Cane and Rinse No.254

1:58:09 | Feb 5th, 2017

Following the earlier Street Fighter II and Street Fighter Zero/Alpha series podcasts, Leon and James - along with guests Dan Bendon and Gary Dooton - mark the 20th anniversary of the New Generation with a show all about Street Fighter III. Our marve...Show More
Contra and Super Contra – Cane and Rinse No.253

1:58:08 | Jan 29th, 2017

When the arcades ruled and legal teams didn't, Konami went a long way to defining the run and gun genre with its Arnie and Sly take on the Aliens game, Contra. As well as a few name changes (Gryzor, Probotector, 'C') and plot alterations along the wa...Show More
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks – Cane and Rinse No.252

1:58:34 | Jan 22nd, 2017

We're almost on the homeward stretch of our odyssey of Link, with this particular leg of the journey a little lighter on the boot leather as we take the train. Leon, Darren, Josh and Leah are all aboard for Nintendo's second DS title in the series, T...Show More
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – Cane and Rinse No.251

1:58:38 | Jan 15th, 2017

Volume Six begins at the end of all things. the village of Yaughton has emptied, and now James, Sean, Tony and Jay follow The Chinese Room's signal to discover if Everybody's Gone To The Rapture. Music used in this issue: Track 1: I am not afra...Show More
A look back at 2016

1:18:31 | Jan 2nd, 2017

In this little podcast extra to kick off 2017, Leon Cox, Leah Haydu, Josh Garrity, Darren Gargette and Ryan Hamann look back and reminisce about their personal 2016 gaming experiences. A look back at 2016 was edited by Ryan Hamann Do you have a...Show More
Interview extra: Raphael Corkhill

1:12:18 | Dec 23rd, 2016

Leon talks to talented young actor Raphael Corkhill about making a living, including providing a variety of vocal performances for high profile games including Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Titanfall 2 and The Elder Scrolls Online. Raphael tells us abo...Show More
Bloodborne – Cane and Rinse No.250

1:59:26 | Dec 4th, 2016

We conclude our fifth year of the podcast with our fourth FromSoftware show. Leon, Josh, Sean and - making his Cane and Rinse debut - guest Gareth 'Gary Dooton' Dutton go to tahn on Hidetaka Miyazaki's gruesome gothica, Bloodborne. Though time is aga...Show More
Podcast special: An interview with Jeff Cork

49:23 | Dec 2nd, 2016

In this Cane and Rinse interview special Leon talks to Game Informer Senior Editor Jeff Cork about his new book, Limitless Sky: No Man’s Sky Unofficial Discovery Guide. Jeff and Leon talk at length about the No Man's Sky saga so far, their hopes a...Show More
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass – Cane and Rinse No.249

1:51:43 | Nov 27th, 2016

Not D-pads nor analogue sticks but styluses. Or should that be stylii? Either way, a contentious change of control method as we conclude the first year of our complete run through of Zelda reviews with The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. Leon, Jo...Show More
MDK – Cane and Rinse No.248

1:51:32 | Nov 20th, 2016

Leon, Tony and Sean display their Mighty Deep Knowledge of Shiny's bizarre 1997 3D run and gunner and consider the game's origins, technical achievements and legacy, as well as considering whether or not hero Kurt Hectic's phallus-headed bondage suit...Show More
Metropolis Street Racer – Cane and Rinse No.247

1:35:57 | Nov 13th, 2016

Join Karl, Tony and guest Gary Blower as they race through the city streets of London, San Francisco and Tokyo, giving kudos to the origins of videogame street racing in Bizarre Creations highly influential, yet also troubled, Dreamcast release, Metr...Show More
Fallout: New Vegas – Cane and Rinse No.246

2:00:00 | Nov 6th, 2016

Honest hearts Josh, Sean and James take a long journey down the lonesome road towards Obsidian's Fallout: New Vegas. Will the bright lights of the big city still dazzle in this post-apocalyptic wasteland, or will they be dulled by old world blues? ...Show More
Amnesia: The Dark Descent – Cane and Rinse No.245

1:19:47 | Oct 30th, 2016

Join Josh, Leah, Sean and special guest Simon Cole, as they explore the dilapidated halls of Brennenburg Castle and face the Lovecraftian monstrosities found within. Can we keep our cool when confronted with horrors that decay the mind, simply by bar...Show More
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – Cane and Rinse No.244

1:59:46 | Oct 23rd, 2016

Swansong for Nintendo's GameCube and curtain raiser for its Wii, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess arrived at the end of 2006 to critical rapture. Leon, Josh, newly 'permanent' Cane and Rinse member Leah and the departing (for Nintendo) Ryan con...Show More
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars – Cane and Rinse No.243

1:58:30 | Oct 16th, 2016

Released in 1996, Revolution Software's third game span a yarn surrounding the intriguing history of the Knights Templar. Leon, James, Karl and guest Chris Spann of Midnight Resistance point and click as they attempt to unravel the mystery, express t...Show More
Alien: Isolation – Cane and Rinse No.242

1:57:29 | Oct 9th, 2016

In this issue Josh, Tony and Sean, along with special guest and writer for PC Gamer Andy Kelly, step aboard the dilapidated space station the Sevastopol, and encounter the monstrous alien life form that emerged from H.R. Giger's imagination. Drawing ...Show More
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series – Cane and Rinse No.241

1:53:43 | Oct 2nd, 2016

It's a very extreme issue of Cane and Rinse as Ryan, Karl, and guest Dan Clark take to talking about the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater core series. An extensive history of Hawk's video game ventures from the PlayStation to the Xbox One are given with lots o...Show More
D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Cane and Rinse No.240

1:56:09 | Sep 25th, 2016

The daring and diligent dudes of digital dialogue discuss the deviant, delerious Dark Dreams Don't Die. Does it demand devotion, or do the discussants dryly dismiss it as they are driven to delete its data? Ryan, Tony, James, and Sean disembark into ...Show More
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap – Cane and Rinse No.239

1:59:26 | Sep 18th, 2016

Capcom's dinky Game Boy Advance offering gets its own full-sized podcast of course. In the latest of our mammoth The Legend of Zelda series of shows, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap gets its feature presentation. Leon, Josh Ryan and guest Leah Ha...Show More
Grand Theft Auto V – Cane and Rinse No.238

1:59:59 | Sep 11th, 2016

Leon, James, Jay and Sean take on Rockstar Games' critical and commercial behemoth, Grand Theft Auto V. The panel dissect the open world, the gameplay mechanics and the unholy trinity of characters, as well as the game's story and script. Expanding o...Show More
Out Run – Cane and Rinse No.237

1:46:37 | Sep 4th, 2016

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, SEGA AM2's iconic coin-op racer Out Run is the subject of our latest podcast retrospective. Leon, Ryan (new to the game in 2016!) and returning guest Dan Clark talk arcade awe, sprite-scaling, Magical Sound Showers, ...Show More
Kick Off – Cane and Rinse No.236

1:56:28 | Aug 28th, 2016

Dino Dini and Steve Screech collaborated in the late 80's to make the 16-bit footy phenomenon that was a ubiquitous multiplayer fixture for the next two to three years, at least until Sensible Soccer came and stole away its title. Soccer lovers Leon,...Show More
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords – Cane and Rinse No.235

1:48:36 | Aug 21st, 2016

Our ninth The Legend of Zelda podcast sees us tackle the co-op multiplayer antics of Four Swords on the GBA and its sequel, Four Swords Adventures for GameCube. Leon, Josh, Ryan and Sean (along with contributions from the Cane and Rinse community) di...Show More
The Wolf Among Us – Cane and Rinse No.234

1:52:36 | Aug 14th, 2016

In 2014 Telltale Games applied its episodic, adventure game formula to a title based upon Bill Willingham's Fables comic book series. In this issue, Joshua Garrity, Tony Atkins, Ryan Hamann and Sean O'Brien discuss The Wolf Among Us, aided as always ...Show More
Rock Band – Cane and Rinse No. 233

1:53:07 | Aug 7th, 2016

A combo of Leon (guitar), Ryan (bass), Tony (drums) and full combo-meister Paul Shotton (vox) passionately recall their many, many hours with the various iterations of Rock Band, from the 2007 launch of the first band-in-a-box, via numbered sequels, ...Show More
80 Days – Cane and Rinse No.232

1:59:43 | Jul 31st, 2016

Pack your bags! Ryan, James, Tony, and special guest Sean Bell grab their train schedules, wool trousers, and iPhones to play the globe-trotting interactive fiction favorite, 80 Days. The wayward adventurers go under the hood with the game's deceptiv...Show More
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker – Cane and Rinse No.231

1:59:16 | Jul 24th, 2016

Or Zelda IX. Or is it VIII? Seven-and-a-half? That's why no-one calls it that. Anyway, this is definitely the eighth of our 18 planned podcasts on Nintendo's fantasy franchise. Leon, Josh, Ryan and Leah Haydu consider and confer all aspects of the 20...Show More
Crazy Taxi – Cane and Rinse No.230

1:58:34 | Jul 17th, 2016

It's 1999 and arcade gamers are enjoying some Crazy Taxi, SEGA Hitmaker's loud and lurid take on the career of driving a Hackney Carriage. Leon, Karl, Ryan and returning guest Dan Clark talk Dreamcast and coin-op versions of the game in some depth ...Show More
Plants vs. Zombies – Cane and Rinse No.229

1:58:58 | Jul 10th, 2016

No-one had pitted flesh-eating vegetation against brain-eating cadavers before PopCap's George Fan, but that's exactly what he did in 2009's tower-defence-with-a-twist, Plants vs. Zombies. Your panel of Leon, James and Ryan have put hundreds of hours...Show More
Ori and the Blind Forest – Cane and Rinse No.228

1:49:07 | Jul 3rd, 2016

Developed by Moon Studios, the platform adventure game - Ori and the Blind Forest was released in 2015 to much critical acclaim. In this podcast Tony Atkins, Ryan Hamann, Darren Gargette and Joshua Garrity discuss the game and it's distinctive art st...Show More
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages / Oracle of Seasons – Cane and Rinse No.227

1:58:24 | Jun 26th, 2016

Nintendo entrusted the development of a Zelda game to Capcom 'super-group' Flagship for 2001's simultaneously released duo of The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages. The project started out as an attempt at rem...Show More
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Cane and Rinse No.226

1:59:55 | Jun 19th, 2016

For many, the idea of JRPG maestros Level-5 teaming up with animation and storytelling magicians Studio Ghibli was the stuff of fantasy. Ni no Kuni ('Second Country') was the entirely real manifestation of this collaboration however, arriving first o...Show More
Golden Axe – Cane and Rinse No.225

1:59:58 | Jun 12th, 2016

With their mothers, fathers, siblings and even their old mate Alex all slayed by DEATH=ADDER, Leon, Karl, Michiel Kroder and Dan Clark avenge their losses by thoroughly giving SEGA AM1's 1989 fantasy brawler Golden Axe, its inspirations, its various ...Show More
Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony – Cane and Rinse No.224

1:56:52 | Jun 5th, 2016

Inspired by the arcade games of CAVE and Treasure, the modern day Manic Shoot 'Em Up has found a home in the living room. Final Form Games' 2011 shmup, Jamestown has Bullet Hell hallmarks, but its unusual setting, structure and soundtrack piqued the ...Show More
Titanfall – Cane and Rinse No.223

1:59:03 | May 29th, 2016

Titanfall landed just over two years ago, the much anticipated first product of former Infinity Ward devs, Respawn Entertainment. Although closely associated with Xbox One (and perhaps therefore unfortunately, that particular console's controversial ...Show More
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – Cane and Rinse No.222

2:00:00 | May 22nd, 2016

In our sixth podcast covering Nintendo's fantasy series, we come to 2000's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Leon, Ryan, Michiel Kroder (as well as an audio contribution from Leah Haydu) are your panel as we attempt to cram everything we need to sa...Show More
Gunstar Heroes – Cane and Rinse No.221

1:50:07 | May 15th, 2016

Breakaway studio Treasure launched its first game in 1993, Gunstar Heroes. Formed of some of Konami's crack Super Nintendo coders, Treasure rapidly built its reputation on this hectic, sometimes surreal sprite and special effects-heavy run and gunner...Show More
RAGE – Cane and Rinse No.220

1:53:28 | May 8th, 2016

Darren, Karl and Sean discuss RAGE, a game from a fascinating time in id Software's history. The then brand new id Tech 5 engine rendering a 'MegaTextured' post-cataclysmic wasteland is the setting as we converse at length about what it's like to dri...Show More
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 – Cane and Rinse No.219

1:59:53 | May 1st, 2016

"Josh and Ryan, along with special guests Leah Haydu and Jerome McIntosh, enter the mysterious dark hour and explore every nook and cranny of ominous edifice Tartarus. This isn't the first time we've gotten to know some Japanese high school students,...Show More
Conker’s Bad Fur Day – Cane and Rinse No.218

1:55:04 | Apr 24th, 2016

Darren, Ryan, Cane and Rinse débutante Michiel Kroder and returning guest Jon Salmon discuss the potty-mouthed squirrel before, after and around the rather unorthodox platformer, Conker's Bad Fur Day. Focusing mainly on the original N64 comedy a...Show More
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – Cane and Rinse No.217

1:57:39 | Apr 17th, 2016

In which a panel of Leon, Darren, Karl and Leah Haydu consider what the fifth The Legend of Zelda title brought to both the series and videogaming in general. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time remains one of the best-reviewed games in the history ...Show More
Beyond: Two Souls – Cane and Rinse No.216

1:56:54 | Apr 10th, 2016

Following on from our earlier Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain podcasts, we turn our attention to Quantic Dreams' interactive drama action-adventure - Beyond: Two Souls. Tony, Jay, Sean and Karl discuss the 2013 release, the hype surrounding it and whether ...Show More
Podcast special: An interview with Alfie Bown

57:56 | Apr 8th, 2016

On this special edition of Cane and Rinse, Ryan Hamann (@Insrt interviews author, professor, and games philosopher Alfie Bown (twitter), sharing the insights that he has gained while writing his book Enjoying It: Candy Crush and Capitalism Music u...Show More
DOOM 3 – Cane and Rinse No.215

1:54:47 | Apr 3rd, 2016

In the second of our current run of three id Software podcasts, Leon, Darren and Jon Salmon focus their ineffective flashlights on 2004's much-hyped DOOM 3. How much of a big deal was it at the time, and how does it fare more than a decade down the l...Show More
Final Fight – Cane and Rinse No.214

2:00:00 | Mar 27th, 2016

Certainly not the first urban brawler although perhaps one of the most fondly remembered and influential, Capcom latterly entered the burgeoning arcade progressive beat-'em-up scene with 1989's Final Fight. Known as Street Fighter '89 during developm...Show More
Her Story – Cane and Rinse No.213

2:00:00 | Mar 26th, 2016

Her Story arrived in Summer 2015 to critical acclaim and has since garnered numerous accolades and awards. The FMV investigation brainchild of Sam Barlow bears some similarity to his work on psychological profiling in Silent Hill: Shattered Memories,...Show More
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Cane and Rinse No.212

1:58:53 | Mar 13th, 2016

In the fourth of this mammoth run of podcasts featuring Nintendo's eternal hero we are washed ashore on the dream island of Koholint in The Legend of Zelda; Link's Awakening. Leon and an all-USA panel of Ryan, Sean and Leah Haydu (@Improbable42) thor...Show More
DOOM and DOOM II – Cane and Rinse No.211

2:00:00 | Mar 6th, 2016

The landscape of the videogame industry changed forever with the release of id Software‘s epochal corridor shooter, DOOM. In this issue of the podcast, Leon, Darren, Karl and new panellist Jon Salmon re-open the sphinctered dimensional gateway to pai...Show More
Catherine – Cane and Rinse No.210

1:37:07 | Feb 28th, 2016

Buckle your chastity belts because we're exploring the romantic horror that is Atlus' oddball block-climber / dating game Catherine. Ryan Hamann, Joshua Garrity, and Sean O'Brien belly up to the bar to talk about the Persona team's unusual specimen. ...Show More
Deus Ex – Cane and Rinse No.209

1:56:51 | Feb 21st, 2016

In the year 2000, Ion Storm released the cyberpunk-themed action role-playing video game Deus Ex to universal acclaim. James Carter, Ryan Hamann, Joshua Garrity and Karl Moon look back on this award winning game and discuss how it stands the test of ...Show More
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – Cane and Rinse No.208

1:59:51 | Feb 14th, 2016

Released on the one year anniversary of the Super Famicom in Japan, The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods arrived in the USA and Europe as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past in 1992. Returning the to the oblique, top-down perspective of the ...Show More
Street Fighter Zero (Alpha) series – Cane and Rinse No.207

2:00:00 | Feb 7th, 2016

After the Street Fighter II series finally came to its end but before The New Generation's 2007 Street Fighter III debut, Capcom brought us... a whole ton of SF-related stuff: The 'Versus' series, a puzzle game, a kawaii spin-off, some chunky EX poly...Show More
Sunset Overdrive – Cane and Rinse No.206

1:58:53 | Jan 31st, 2016

In this issue, Host Tony Atkins is joined by Karl Moon, Sean O'Brien and Darren Gargette as they venture over to Sunset City to discuss the 2014 title developed by Insomniac Games and published by Microsoft Studios as an Xbox One exclusive - Sunset O...Show More
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Cane and Rinse No.205

1:45:25 | Jan 24th, 2016

It's the trial of the century! The prosecution and defense line up to examine and find the truth about Gyakuten Saiban a.k.a. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Ryan Hamann and Joshua Garrity from Cane and Rinse are joined by Susan Marmito of Ready Up! in...Show More
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Cane and Rinse No.204

1:59:55 | Jan 17th, 2016

In the second of our seventeen (!) planned The Legend of Zelda podcasts, we tackle notoriously tough 'odd man out', Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Indeed, the game's excessive difficulty put paid to planned panellists Josh and Sean, leaving Leon, ...Show More
A little look back at 2015

1:14:09 | Jan 1st, 2016

Cane and Rinse contributors Leon, Darren, James, Josh, Ryan and Sean crack open the brandy and cigars and pass judgement on their personal 2015 gaming experiences. Cane and Rinse 2015 was edited by Ryan Hamann
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Cane and Rinse No.203

1:59:57 | Dec 20th, 2015

Monolith Productions (not to be confused with Monolith Soft) hit pay dirt when they combined JRR Tolkien's fantasy with core gameplay facets from the Assassin's Creed and Batman: Arkham franchises. The result, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (not to b...Show More
Mass Effect 3 – Cane and Rinse No.202

1:58:49 | Dec 13th, 2015

Following on from issue 22 which covered Mass Effect 1 and 2, Josh, Brian, Karl and Ryan tackle the divisive final chapter of this space opera epic, Mass Effect 3. Did the panel feel like their choices throughout the series were respected? Did the ch...Show More
The Legend of Zelda – Cane and Rinse No.201

1:58:49 | Dec 6th, 2015

The Cane and Rinse podcast returns for its fifth year with the start of its longest series yet. Just under 30 years ago, Nintendo released The Hyrule Fantasy: Zeruda no Densetsu for the Famicom Disk system. Much better known as The Legend of Zelda, M...Show More
Help support us with our Patreon!

08:46 | Nov 30th, 2015

Leon offers a brief announcement as to the unveiling of our new Patreon page and our reasons behind it.
GoldenEye 007 – Cane and Rinse No.200

1:59:23 | Nov 1st, 2015

Because we failed to do it for issue 007, finally here it is for issue 200. That's right, to polish off our fourth year of the podcast we uncover the mystery and magic of Rare's much loved license, GoldenEye 007. Leon, Brian, Darren and Tony - along ...Show More
Interview extra: Paul Rose aka Mr Biffo

1:05:14 | Oct 30th, 2015

The driest and most reverent gaming organ around (that's us) comes face-to-face with possibly the most succulent and disrespectful - that's Digitiser, obviously.
Just Cause 2 – Cane and Rinse No.199

1:54:55 | Oct 25th, 2015

In the penultimate issue of Volume Four, Ryan Hamann, Brian Tarran, Jay Taylor, and guest CJ Black explode into the action-packed Just Cause 2, with some discussion about the original Just Cause as well as some speculative pondering about its upcomin...Show More
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee – Cane and Rinse No.198

1:51:23 | Oct 18th, 2015

Leon, Darren and Josh put their gizzards and giblets on the line as the tiptoe back through Rupture Farms. Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - and its recent remake, Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty - are up for health and safety inspection in this analysis of Oddworld...Show More
Halo 4 – Cane and Rinse No.197

2:00:00 | Oct 11th, 2015

Concluding our run of Halo podcasts ahead of the release of Halo 5: Guardians, we turn our attention to Halo 4. Leon, Darren, Josh Karl and Tony - along with our ever-reliable community members - discuss how 343 Industries fared in picking up the Mas...Show More
Podcast special: An interview with Denis Dyack

3:17:33 | Oct 8th, 2015

Leon and James are joined by Denis Dyack and Phil Haymes of multimedia innovators Quantum Entanglement for this rare chat. Over the course of more than three hours Denis takes us from Silicon Knights' earliest endeavours, through the machinations of ...Show More
Podcast special: An interview with Greg Toppo

55:14 | Oct 6th, 2015

On this special edition of Cane and Rinse, Ryan Hamann interviews USA Today's top education writer, Greg Toppo, who was invited to speak about his new book, The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter. In his book, Toppo make...Show More
Threes! – Cane and Rinse No.196

1:47:49 | Oct 4th, 2015

Ryan, Josh, Jay, and James swipe right to express their fondness for the deceptively simple iPhone mega-hit Threes. The panel discusses the developmental history of the card-swiping mobile title, recount the tragic story of its post-release copycats ...Show More
Comix Zone – Cane and Rinse No.195

2:00:02 | Sep 27th, 2015

Leon, Tony and Karl abuse save-states to see SEGA Technical Institute's late era Mega Drive/Genesis game Comix Zone through to its 'choice' of endings. The panel - including the always welcome guest, SEGA expert and poet Dan Clark - as well as our br...Show More
Thomas Was Alone – Cane and Rinse No.194

1:33:59 | Sep 20th, 2015

Josh, Ryan and Tony set up their microphones, for what was bound to be another enthralling issue of Cane and Rinse. "I wonder what Tony is going to say about this game's narrative?" Josh pondered. "It'll be interesting to discuss this game's u...Show More
Halo: Reach – Cane and Rinse No.193

1:59:59 | Sep 13th, 2015

For the penultimate podcast in our current run of Halo shows Leon, Josh, Karl and Tony remember Reach. Did Bungie, Inc. pull out all of the stops for their 2010 franchise swansong? Did the game miss the green, cybernetic elephant-in-the-room presence...Show More
The Secret of Monkey Island – Cane and Rinse No.192

2:00:02 | Sep 6th, 2015

LucasArts (nee Lucasfilm Games) discovered buried treasure with their swashbuckling 1990 point-and-clicker, The Secret of Monkey Island. The Cane and Rinse crew of Leon, Brian, Karl, Ryan and a galley full of contributors don their fanciest pants and...Show More
The Sensible Soccer series – Cane and Rinse No.191

1:59:40 | Aug 30th, 2015

Before FIFA, before Pro Evo (but after Kick Off), there was Sensible Soccer. 'Sensi' and its sequel Sensible World of Soccer (aka SWOS) dribbled around many of their computer footy predecessors' pitfalls, before assuredly bending a 25 yard curler int...Show More
Dark Souls II – Cane and Rinse No.190

2:00:00 | Aug 23rd, 2015

From Software switched personnel around for Dark Souls II, the first straight sequel in their Souls oeuvre. New directors brought new ideas that split fan reaction. 18 months after release, James, Sean and special guest CJ Black (Twin Humanities) wel...Show More
Halo 3: ODST – Cane and Rinse No.189

1:59:02 | Aug 16th, 2015

In the latest of our Halo series of podcasts, Leon, Karl, Tony and guest CJ Black revisit the franchise's 'odd one out', Halo 3: ODST. Not starring the Spartan Master Chief but rather several of the cast of Joss Whedon's Firefly as battle-hardened co...Show More
The Geometry Wars series – Cane and Rinse No.188

1:58:45 | Aug 9th, 2015

Stephen Cakebread's Geometry Wars may have started life as a Project Gotham Racing Easter egg but has since taken on an intensely glowing, neon life of its own. Leon, James, Ryan and guest Sinan Kubba trace the series back to its 2003 debut on the or...Show More
Bully (Canis Canem Edit) – Cane and Rinse No.187

1:46:33 | Aug 2nd, 2015

In 2006, Rockstar Vancouver introduced us to Bulworth Academy and the adventures of the delinquent Jimmy Hopkins in the tabloid-baiting Bully (Canis Canem Edit). James, Ryan and Jay discuss whether the school-based escapade deserves a gold star or an...Show More
Valiant Hearts: The Great War – Cane and Rinse No.186

1:44:03 | Jul 26th, 2015

With Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Ubisoft Montpellier took on the daunting task of making an accessible, informative interactive experience based around the First World War without doing a disservice to the grave source material. Leon, Tony and Jam...Show More
Halo 3 – Cane and Rinse No.185

1:56:24 | Jul 19th, 2015

Halo 3 saw the Master Chief's debut on the Xbox 360, surfing in on a tidal wave of hype. Though Bungie didn't even quite manage to bestow the 'next gen' game with 'HD ready' graphics, Halo 3 arrived to stellar reviews and spectacular sales, not to me...Show More
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors – Cane and Rinse No.184

1:59:31 | Jul 12th, 2015

It's a sadistic and mind-bending romp through sci-fi horror as Ryan Hamann, James Carter, and Karl Moon discuss their journeys through the perilous and mysterious 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. Its intricate story is carefully dissected a...Show More
Transistor – Cane and Rinse No.183

1:57:51 | Jul 5th, 2015

As a follow up to their critically well-received first game Bastion, Supergiant Games came up with the distinctly stylised Transistor. Ryan, James and Sean sit down and discuss their histories with the game, the characters, gameplay and it's stunning...Show More
FreQuency / Amplitude – Cane and Rinse No.182

1:37:27 | Jun 28th, 2015

A pair of PlayStation 2 games that, as we discover, were vital precursors to many rhythm action hits of the mid-to-late 2000s, including Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, Rock Band and - seemingly - several others, despite selling relatively few copies. In this ...Show More
Halo 2 – Cane and Rinse No.181

2:00:00 | Jun 21st, 2015

With Halo 5: Guardians scheduled to arrive later this year, Cane and Rinse company drop from orbit down to the surface of the second Halo. It's easy to forget just what a big deal this release was for Bungie and Microsoft back in 2004. How do Bungie'...Show More
Killer7 – Cane and Rinse No.180

1:55:10 | Jun 14th, 2015

Goichi Suda teamed up with co-writer Shinji Mikami to create one of the 'Capcom Five' for Nintendo GameCube in the early-mid 2000s. The result was the unique and intriguing melange of mechanics and ideas, Killer7. Leon, Josh and Sean attempt to relat...Show More
Silent Hill: Downpour – Cane and Rinse No.179

1:59:43 | Jun 7th, 2015

The Cane and Rinse podcast concludes its Silent Hill cycle where it began, with a panel of Leon, Josh, Karl and Sean, Silent Hill: Downpour may or may not turn out to be the last ever 'proper' new Silent Hill release (Book of Memories excluded - for ...Show More
Too Human – Cane and Rinse No.178

1:59:58 | May 31st, 2015

Silicon Knights' 2008 Xbox 360 exclusive, Too Human, was supposed to be the first in a trilogy of games. It was supposed to be the best game Denis Dyack's studio had ever produced. James, Brian and Sean Bell dissect what went right, what went wrong, ...Show More
God Hand – Cane and Rinse No.177

1:55:51 | May 24th, 2015

A late-generation cult classic or a ridiculous, slapstick B-movie take on the 3D brawler? Clover Studio wanted their cake and eat it with their 2006 swansong, God Hand, and Capcom let them have it. In Issue 177, James, Josh and Sean Bell discuss usin...Show More
Wolfenstein: The New Order – Cane and Rinse No.176

1:59:54 | May 17th, 2015

Our four podcast series tracing the history of this particular franchise concludes with MachineGames' 2014 debut, Wolfenstein: The New Order. Leon, Tony and Karl explain how the latest (until contemporary prequel The Old Blood anyway) Nazi-blaster st...Show More
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories – Cane and Rinse No.175

1:48:32 | May 10th, 2015

The penultimate of Cane and Rinse's eight Silent Hill podcasts sees Leon, Josh and Nick Parton from Just Add Idiots try to piece together their splintered recollections of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. As with several of the other games in this se...Show More
Max Payne 3 – Cane and Rinse No.174

1:59:16 | May 3rd, 2015

Max has a snazzy shirt and new employers as he leaves behind dark, dreary New York for sunny, scorching Rio. Rockstar Games made plenty of changes for Max Payne 3, and split opinion in the so doing. James, Karl, Darren and Sean get stuck into the gam...Show More
Kameo: Elements of Power – Cane and Rinse No.173

1:59:38 | Apr 26th, 2015

Hanging up their Covenant sniper rifles and Dragon Greatswords to dawn the wings of a fairy princess of the Enchanted Kingdom, Ryan, Darren, Tony, and Brian journey into the magical world of Kameo: Elements of Power. With perspectives ranging from re...Show More
Speedball / Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe – Cane and Rinse No.172

1:59:28 | Apr 19th, 2015

A dystopic vision (late 80s/early 90s style) of bone-crunching, metallic future sports, courtesy of the famous Bitmap Bros, first Speedball and then Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe captured the imagination of many gamers over a quarter of a century ago. L...Show More
Silent Hill: Homecoming – Cane and Rinse No.171

1:58:53 | Apr 12th, 2015

In this, the sixth of our eight podcasts on Silent Hill, we turn our attention to 2008's Silent Hill: Homecoming. A title than many series fans seem to perceive as a controversial entry in the franchise creates some genuinely interesting discussion, ...Show More
Dragon’s Dogma – Cane and Rinse No.170

1:58:56 | Apr 5th, 2015

Guests CJ Black (Twin Humanities) and Sean Bell (Midnight Resistance) join Leon and Jay in our entirely unbalanced Dragon's Dogma issue. That's right, you'll not find much negativity about Capcom's 2012 action RPG here (although, as always we dissect...Show More
Sleeping Dogs – Cane and Rinse No.169

1:58:34 | Mar 29th, 2015

United Front Games fused classic Hong Kong crime cinema with contemporary open-world videogame shenanigans for 2012's Sleeping Dogs. The game that was at one stage going to be a True Crime title ended up forging its own path, carving a niche and othe...Show More
Wolfenstein (2009) – Cane and Rinse No.168

1:59:11 | Mar 22nd, 2015

In our third podcast centered around the Wolfenstein series James, Brian and Tony discuss Raven Software's 2009 addition to the series - Wolfenstein. Music used in this issue: Track 1: Zeppelin Battle by Bill Brown Track 2: Main Theme by Bill ...Show More
Silent Hill: Origins – Cane and Rinse No.167

1:57:46 | Mar 15th, 2015

It's back to basics for the fifth of our Silent Hill series of podcasts. Climax Group were tasked with creating this 1976 set prequel to the original Silent Hill, and after an abortive attempt by their LA studio, a less ambitious title was mainly pro...Show More
Chrono Trigger – Cane and Rinse No.166

1:57:53 | Mar 8th, 2015

In 1995 a Square Soft development 'Dream Team' launched an epochal RPG for the Super Famicom/SNES. Chrono Trigger has since time-travelled its way to PlayStation, DS and mobiles, but does it retain an ageless charm? Leon, Brian, Josh and returning gu...Show More
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! – Cane and Rinse No.165

1:48:14 | Mar 1st, 2015

For those times when minigames are just too time-consuming, Mario's evil doppelganger Wario (with a little help from Nintendo R&D1) invented microgames. Leon, Darren and returning guest Dan Clark explore the world of game development, Made in Wario s...Show More
Sound Shapes – Cane and Rinse No.164

1:51:27 | Feb 22nd, 2015

In this show Ryan, Josh, Karl and Sean confer about Queasy Games' 2012 side-scrolling musical platformer - Sound Shapes. They discuss their own experiences with the game, the various artists involved in the soundtrack and the title's level creation t...Show More
Silent Hill 4: The Room – Cane and Rinse No.163

1:41:51 | Feb 16th, 2015

The last game in the series by Team Silent, Silent Hill 4: The Room is a game that so brazenly experiments with the established formula, the internet conjured forth a myth to explain its existence. One that Josh , Sean and Karl are quick to debunk. T...Show More
Assassin’s Creed III – Cane and Rinse No.162

1:53:57 | Feb 8th, 2015

In our first Assassin's Creed podcast for over three years we belatedly catch up with the series' fifth instalment, Assassin's Creed III. Leon, Brian, Jay and Sean debate the technical and storytelling merits and failings - both inside and outside of...Show More
Return to Castle Wolfenstein – Cane and Rinse No.161

1:48:16 | Feb 1st, 2015

In the second of four Wolfenstein podcasts we turn our attention to Gray Matter's 2001-2003 PC and console FPS, Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Leon, Tony and Karl see what BJ Blazkowicz got up to (shooting fascists) in this id Tech 3 take on the Wolfe...Show More
Spelunky – Cane and Rinse No.160

1:53:52 | Jan 25th, 2015

Join us as we explore the spider infested, alien contested and shop keeper invested world of Derek Yu's 2008 and 2012 rogue-like, platforming, homage to the likes of Rick Dangerous, Spelunky. Josh, James, Darren and Sean focus their attention on the ...Show More
Silent Hill 3 – Cane and Rinse No.159

1:43:58 | Jan 18th, 2015

We're less than halfway through our Silent Hill series of podcasts and yet already concluding the 'original' and 'classic' trilogy. 2003's Silent Hill 3 which retreads the unhallowed ground of its predecessors, Leon, Josh and Sean - along with our es...Show More
NiGHTS into dreams… – Cane and Rinse No.158

1:59:59 | Dec 28th, 2014

A slightly under-the-weather Leon (cold), Karl (stomach ache) and Dan Clark (headache) huddle together to celebrate Sonic Team's much misunderstood Saturn exclusive (at the time though no longer), NiGHTS into dreams... We also talk about the festive ...Show More
Skylanders – Cane and Rinse No.157

1:59:18 | Dec 21st, 2014

Tony, along with guests Gary Blower (GameBurst) and Brad Galloway (GameCritics) take a look at the Activision published Skylanders series - covering Spyro's Adventure, Giants, Swap Force and Trap Team. Music used in this issue: Track 1: The SWA...Show More
Diddy Kong Racing – Cane and Rinse No.156

1:51:36 | Dec 14th, 2014

"Select your vehicle." Fond festive memories of Christmas '97's gleeful kart, hovercraft and plane adventure: Diddy Kong Racing. Leon, Darren, Karl and our community peer through a haze of Nintendo 64 fuzz to Rare's candy cane (and rinse) fuelled ...Show More
Silent Hill 2 – Cane and Rinse No.155

1:59:51 | Dec 7th, 2014

Can we already reached the peak of the Silent Hill series after only two of our eight planned podcasts on the series? According to many we may well have done but do our panel of Leon, Josh and Sean agree? And how about our esteemed forum and Twitter ...Show More
Super Smash Bros. series – Cane and Rinse No.154

1:59:55 | Nov 30th, 2014

Leon, Darren, Josh and Ryan explore the vast, chaotic world of Super Smash Bros. from its pre-millennial inception on N64 up to and including Brawl on Wii. There's plenty of talk about the hardcore tournament scene surrounding the GameCube's Melee to...Show More
Gravity Rush – Cane and Rinse No.153

1:54:52 | Nov 23rd, 2014

In this issue, James Carter, Ryan Hamann, Brian Tarran and Jay Taylor discuss Keiichiro Toyama's gravity defying PlayStation Vita title - Gravity Rush (a.k.a. Gravity Daze). They talk about their thoughts regarding the title's distinctive visual styl...Show More
Castle Wolfenstein – Cane and Rinse No.152

1:54:21 | Nov 16th, 2014

In the first of four podcasts looking into the storied history of the (Castle) Wolfenstein saga, we start with the late Silas Warner's 1981 stealth/action hybrid for 8-bit computers. After gasping in awe and wonder at the ambition of its 1984 sequel,...Show More
Silent Hill – Cane and Rinse No.151

1:59:12 | Nov 9th, 2014

Cane and Rinse returns for its fourth year with the start of our Silent Hill series. In the first of eight podcasts dedicated to Konami's horror franchise, Leon, Josh, Karl and Sean turn off the state highway to visit the, erm, sleepy town of Silent ...Show More
Hotline Miami – Cane and Rinse No.150

1:54:36 | Oct 19th, 2014

In a flurry of chaos, Hotline Miami burst through the door of the video game world and took on all comers. In Issue 150, it's time for James, Sean, Brian and special guest Andi Hamilton from Midnight Resistance to take on Dennaton Games' surreal, vio...Show More
Dragon Age: Origins – Cane and Rinse No.149

1:40:37 | Oct 12th, 2014

Ahead of the forthcoming Inquisition (which we are expecting), Leon, Jay, Tony and guest Gary Blower of Gameburst journey back to the Ferelden of yore. BioWare's dark high fantasy Dragon Age: Origins burst forth in 2009 and provided gamers with count...Show More
Medal of Honor: Allied Assault – Cane and Rinse No.148

1:37:05 | Oct 5th, 2014

“Your team has trained hard, and I have every confidence you’ll get the job done.” WASD and mouse fingers are flexed as Leon, Tony and Karl* revisit Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, the game that to all intents and purposes begat monster franchise Cal...Show More
Team Fortress 2 – Cane and Rinse No.147

1:28:23 | Sep 28th, 2014

For this week's podcast, Josh, Darren G., Karl and Jay discuss Valve's 2007 idiosyncratic cartoonish shooter Team Fortress 2. Amongst the topics covered are the changes made between the first game and it's more outlandish sequel, the savvy way in whi...Show More
Brütal Legend – Cane and Rinse No.146

1:30:28 | Sep 21st, 2014

“Ugh! It smells like a whale… ate some cabbage… and died in your mouth… like a year ago!” Darren, Brian, Ryan and Jay discuss Double Fine Productions‘ ambitious third-person action adventure game – Brütal Legend. They talk about their thoughts regard...Show More
Gunpoint – Cane and Rinse No.145

1:54:57 | Sep 14th, 2014

Tom Francis' Gunpoint is, by its author's own admission, not the most appropriately named game ever released. However the former PC Gamer journo's debut title is a well-received and well-worth discussing 2D stealth/puzzle/action game. Leon, James, Jo...Show More
The Last of Us – Cane and Rinse No.144

1:59:50 | Sep 7th, 2014

Oft-requested, once delayed, here at last is our podcast devoted to Naughty Dog's critically acclaimed The Last of Us. Leon, Jay, Josh and Sean talk about the story, the cut-scenes, the performances and - yes - the gameplay, in both vanilla PS3 and P...Show More
Viva Piñata – Cane and Rinse No.143

1:59:05 | Aug 31st, 2014

“Don’t be a stranger now!” This week Tony, Darren, Ryan and guest Gary Blower (Gameburst) discuss Rare‘s brightly coloured, papier-mâché life (or perhaps zoological) simulation title Viva Piñata. The discussion also covers the sequel Viva Piñata: Tro...Show More
Snatcher – Cane and Rinse No.142

1:57:10 | Aug 24th, 2014

“You come from a world that’s been gone for 50 years…” Hideo Kojima’s Snatcher isn’t quite 50 years old, but James, Sean, Karl and special guest Brad Gallaway ( take a trip back to 1988 to visit the far-flung future of 2047, and the c...Show More
The Chronicles of Riddick – Cane and Rinse No.141

1:29:27 | Aug 17th, 2014

“Talking about me? Never wise.” Darren Gargette, Darren Forman and Brian Tarran discuss interplanetary anti-hero Richard B. Riddick and his break-out critical hit, 2004’s first-person action adventure The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Ba...Show More
System Shock 2 – Cane and Rinse No.140

1:56:47 | Aug 9th, 2014

“Your flesh is an insult to the perfection of the digital.” Leon, James and Karl were unfazed by the task of having to complete Looking Glass Studios/Irrational Games’ notoriously tough and terrifying 1999 action RPG System Shock 2 for this podcast. ...Show More
Fire Emblem Awakening – Cane and Rinse No.139

1:58:36 | Aug 3rd, 2014

“Mya ha! They’ll remember ME once I drive my axe into their… Wait… my axe! Where’s my axe?!” Nintendo‘s near-quarter-of-a-century-old tactical, turn-based fantasy battle RPG Fire Emblem is the subject of this issue of the podcast, and specifically th...Show More
Tearaway – Cane and Rinse No.138

1:45:16 | Jul 26th, 2014

Media Molecule's Vita-feature utilising Tearaway is the subject of this issue of the podcast. Traversing a whimsical and surreal paper-craft world typical of the developer, Iota and Atoi must deliver a crucial message to the player. As usual we also ...Show More
Banjo-Kazooie – Cane and Rinse No.137

1:59:42 | Jul 20th, 2014

“It really does sound quite absurd, adventure of a bear and bird!” Rare’s ursine-avian twosome are the subject of this issue of the podcast. Not only do Leon, Ryan, Brian and former Rare employee Darren discuss the original, much-loved Banjo-Kazooie,...Show More
Burnout Paradise – Cane and Rinse No.136

1:53:50 | Jul 12th, 2014

“You’re so fine, I want you mine, you’re so delicious, I think about you all the time, you’re so addictive…” Bringing our journey through the Burnout series to a close we come to Criterion’s final ‘proper’ game bearing the name, Burnout Paradise. Cru...Show More
Borderlands 2 – Cane and Rinse No.135

1:49:06 | Jul 5th, 2014

“Hey, wanna hear the new dubstep song I wrote? Wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub. DROP! Wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub wub.” For this weeks show James, Sean, Jay and Darren Forman don their best vault hunter gear in...Show More
To the Moon – Cane and Rinse No.134

1:45:40 | Jun 28th, 2014

“Because, y’know, that’s what grown-ups do. They make things up.” Leon, Tony, Josh and Ryan plug into old Johnny’s brain to experience the RPG Maker magic of Kan ‘Reives’ Gao and his indie game development team Freebird Games mind-altering sci-fi adv...Show More
Street Fighter II – Cane and Rinse No.133

1:59:36 | Jun 22nd, 2014

“The fight is everything.” With some trepidation but no little enthusiasm Leon, Josh, Sean and guest Dan Clark take on the phenomenon that was Street Fighter II. Starting with a look back at the original Street Fighter (1987) before moving in to Stre...Show More
Burnout 3: Takedown / Revenge – Cane and Rinse No.132

1:54:08 | Jun 15th, 2014

“Can you guys believe this?! DJ Atomika from Race Radio just called and told me to turn the down the volume!” A new publisher, new mechanics and new online features; Criterion evolved the Burnout series at a furious pace some ten years ago. Karl, Dar...Show More
Hitman: Blood Money – Cane and Rinse No.131

1:40:41 | Jun 8th, 2014

“Names are for friends, so I don’t need one!” Karl, Brian, James and Jay dust off their silverballers, check their fiber wires and discuss the Danish developer Io Interactive‘s fourth game in the series, the 2006 release – Hitman: Blood Money. They c...Show More
Portal 2 – Cane and Rinse No.130

1:59:29 | Jun 1st, 2014

“Oh, hey. Hiya, pretty lady. Name’s Rick. So, you out having yourself a little adventure?” Leon, Tony, James and Josh awake after 999999 days of suspended animation to cast their eyes (and an amalgam of mysterious gels) over the rusting carcass of Ap...Show More
The New Super Mario Bros. series – Cane and Rinse No.129

1:57:33 | May 25th, 2014

“This way!” Concluding our (first) Super Mario marathon, Leon, Darren Gargette and James attempt to resolve the quandary that is the (not so) New Super Mario Bros. series. From 2006 DS debut to 2013’s premium Luigi-themed dlc, we attempt to decipher ...Show More
Burnout / Burnout 2: Point of Impact – Cane and Rinse No.128

1:59:30 | May 18th, 2014

“High speed, high risk, drive to the limit.” In the first of a trio of podcasts dedicated to Criterion’s Burnout racers Leon, Darren Gargette, James and Karl roar headlong into oncoming traffic to return to the series’ origins a couple of console gen...Show More
Metro: Last Light – Cane and Rinse No.127

1:50:41 | May 11th, 2014

“Life was never easy in the tunnels, but it was our home.” We return to the post-apocalyptic waste land of Moscow in 4A Games’ 2013 sequel, Metro: Last Light. Josh, James, Darren, and making his Cane and Rinse debut, Brian Tarran, journey into the da...Show More
Portal – Cane and Rinse No.126

1:34:36 | May 4th, 2014

“Have I lied to you? …I mean, in this room?” From Narbacular origins to Orange Box unveiling, Leon, Josh, Karl and the Cane and Rinse community try to remember Valve‘s multiple award-winning first-person puzzler Portal the game, before Companion Cube...Show More
Super Mario Galaxy / Super Mario Galaxy 2 – Cane and Rinse No.125

1:55:32 | Apr 27th, 2014

In this, the penultimate podcast of our six month long Super Mario bonanza, we discuss the first and third highest-rated videogames of all time (according to GameRankings), Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Could Nintendo EAD Tokyo helmed ...Show More
Papo & Yo – Cane and Rinse No.124

1:59:17 | Apr 20th, 2014

“To my mother, brothers and sister, with whom I survived the monster in my father.” In this issue of the podcast Leon, Tony, James and Sean talk about what Vander Caballero’s hugely personal fable Papo & Yo means to them. As usual we also hear from s...Show More
inFAMOUS / inFAMOUS 2 – Cane and Rinse No.123

1:55:29 | Apr 13th, 2014

“Dropped out of college and got a job as a bike courier. Mostly just to piss off my parents.” An electro-charged double-header this issue as Leon, Jay, Josh and Sean discuss the positives and negatives of Cole McGrath’s PS3 outings as the juiced-up s...Show More
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons – Cane and Rinse No.122

1:56:00 | Apr 6th, 2014

A change of pace and tone for Starbreeze with their downloadable story of symbiotic siblings, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, affecting many who played it. Leon, Tony, Darren Gargette and Karl attempt to wrap their minds and thumbs around the concept o...Show More
Super Mario Sunshine – Cane and Rinse No.121

1:50:01 | Mar 30th, 2014

“What happened? Did the perpetrator get away?” In the fourth of our six podcast ‘core’ Super Mario series, Leon, Tony and Darren G jet off to the sunny climes of Isle Delfino for what we hoped would be a relaxing vacation. Is Super Mario Sunshine as ...Show More
PaRappa the Rapper / UmJammer Lammy – Cane and Rinse No.120

1:57:59 | Mar 23rd, 2014

PaRappa the Rapper, Masaya Matsuura's little lovelorn dog that could (rap) pretty much kick-started the rhythm-action genre single-pawed. NanaOn-Sha followed up with the twisted tale of a rocking ungulate destined to take a trip to Hell and back - Um...Show More
Manhunt / Manhunt 2 – Cane and Rinse No.119

1:55:35 | Mar 16th, 2014

“Do exactly as I say, and I promise this will be over before the night is out.” Manhunt and Manhunt 2 have garnered a fair amount of discussion in the past 10 years, not much of it about the games themselves. In issue 119, James, Tony and special gue...Show More
Demon’s Souls – Cane and Rinse No.118

1:59:52 | Mar 9th, 2014

“No interest eh? I can tell you’re not going to last long here.” In Issue 76, Cane and Rinse visited Lordran to discuss of Dark Souls. With Dark Souls II mere days away James, Tony, Sean, Darren F and special guest CJ Black made their way through the...Show More
Super Mario 64 – Cane and Rinse No.117

1:56:09 | Mar 2nd, 2014

“Ah spaghetti… Ah ravioli… Ah mamma mia…” In the third of our ‘core’ Super Mario series podcasts we arrive at the dawn of the 64-bit era and perhaps one of the most esteemed launch titles of all, Super Mario 64. Leon, Tony, Darren Gargette and Karl r...Show More
The Binding of Isaac – Cane and Rinse No.116

1:32:36 | Feb 24th, 2014

“Isaac and his Mother lived alone in a small house, on a hill…” In our second podcast covering an Edmund McMillen designed videogame, James Carter, Darren Gargette and special guest Lewie Procter discuss The Binding of Isaac and the depths that it li...Show More
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Cane and Rinse No.115

2:00:14 | Feb 16th, 2014

“Am I not beautiful?” Starting with the Nintendo 64 and working our way through Dreamcast and PS2 we trace the murky history of 3D Castlevania titles before arriving at MercurySteam’s 2010 opus Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Leon, Josh, Sean and guest...Show More
The Last Story – Cane and Rinse No.114

1:27:53 | Feb 9th, 2014

“It’s like looking after a bunch of misbehaving kids…” Hironobu Sakaguchi’s Mistwalker attempted to ring in some changes to the traditional JRPG template for Wii epic The Last Story. Leon, Darren Forman and Tony discuss the game’s protracted release ...Show More
Super Mario World – Cane and Rinse No.113

1:57:58 | Feb 3rd, 2014

“Thank you for rescuing me. My name is Yoshi. On my way to rescue my friends!” In the second of our ‘core’ Super Mario Bros. series of podcasts, Leon, Darren Gargette and Sean Bell of Midnight Resistance launch into the 16-bit era. Super Famicom/Supe...Show More
Cave shoot ’em ups – Cane and Rinse No.112

1:55:34 | Jan 26th, 2014

Danmaku fuss about it but we’re covering a whole load of games in this issue instead of the usual one. This time out we turn our attentions to small but perfectly formed Japanese specialist developer Cave Co. Ltd. as Leon, Darren Forman, James and ne...Show More
Nier – Cane and Rinse No.111

1:58:25 | Jan 20th, 2014

James Carter and Darren Forman along with Joystiq's Sinan Kubba and The AI Bots' Dan Clark gather together to confer about Cavia's third-person action role playing game Nier, which was published by Square Enix back in April of 2010 for the Xbox 360 a...Show More
Super Monkey Ball – Cane and Rinse No.110

1:53:54 | Dec 29th, 2013

“Magical spell is Ei-Ei-Poo!” Tony ‘AiAi’ Atkins, Darren ‘GonGon’ Gargette and Leon ‘MeeMee’ Cox are your guides on this whistle-stop tour of SEGA Amusement Vision’s Super Monkey Ball series, beginning with Toshihiro Nagoshi‘s 2001 coin-op and tracin...Show More
Super Mario Bros./2/3/The Lost Levels – Cane and Rinse No.109

1:46:17 | Dec 22nd, 2013

“Thank you Mario! But our princess is in another castle!” In the first of a six podcast series dedicated to the core games of the Super Mario canon Leon, Darren Gargette, James and Karl recollect the athletic plumber’s first flurry of success in Supe...Show More
Mark of the Ninja – Cane and Rinse No.108

1:30:15 | Dec 15th, 2013

“Rule number one: Don’t get me killed.” In 2012 Klei Entertainment released their love letter to the stealth genre in the form of Mark of the Ninja. With Nels Anderson at the helm, what started as a project that had the simple goal of “containing nin...Show More
Podcast special: An interview with Ed Key, designer of Proteus

1:08:10 | Dec 13th, 2013

In addition to issue 107 of the podcast, and a coincidental update to Proteus this week, James sat down to chat with the game’s designer, Ed Key. Ed talks about Proteus from inception to release, and how the ten months since have been for him and for...Show More
Proteus – Cane and Rinse No.107

1:59:45 | Dec 8th, 2013

Ed Key and David Kanaga’s collaborative musical exploration game Proteus raised eyebrows equally for its distinctive visual style and interactive music, as much as for its intentional lack of challenge and objectives. Tony Atkins, Sean O’Brien, Darre...Show More
Killzone 2 / Killzone 3 – Cane and Rinse No.106

1:38:58 | Dec 1st, 2013

Taking in all of Guerrilla's now six-game PlayStation-exclusive sci-fi FPS series but focusing on Killzone 2 and Killzone 3. The subject matter may be grittier and weightier but the podcast isn't, as Leon, Jay, Josh, Sean and members of the Cane and ...Show More
Batman: Arkham City – Cane and Rinse No.105

1:34:25 | Nov 24th, 2013

We conclude our brief Caped Crusader series with in-depth analysis of Rocksteady's highly rated 2011 sequel, Batman: Arkham City. Leon, Jay, James and Darren Forman are this issue's rogues gallery, aided and abetted by your forum posts and Three Word...Show More
LittleBigPlanet / LittleBigPlanet 2 – Cane and Rinse No.104

1:46:18 | Nov 17th, 2013

Sack People of the world unite! Our discussion of Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet takes in user-created genius, our own shoddy attempts at level-building and the game's much talked-about platforming 'feel'. We also hear plenty from the LBP lovers an...Show More
Football Manager – Cane and Rinse No.103

1:59:58 | Nov 10th, 2013

“I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” Leon, James and Karl jump in the communal bath and swap boot-room stories from two decades of virtual soccer management. They also discuss the origins, successes, failures, legacy and cult...Show More
Grabbed by the Ghoulies – Cane and Rinse No.102

1:34:42 | Nov 3rd, 2013

Rare's first game for Microsoft following their megabucks move from Nintendo was comedy haunted house beat 'em up Grabbed by the Ghoulies. Tony, James and Darren Gargette are your panel, sharing their experiences of the Xbox-exclusive Halloween 2003 ...Show More