Starside Chat

We mainly talk about video games, but we also get sidetracked discussing movies, TV shows, and tech!

Gamescom 2019 Recap!

August 20th, 2019

Today we're recapping the most interesting bits of info from Gamescom 2019!


Nintendo Indie World Showcase

Inside Xbox

  • New controllers coming this fall
  • New Gears 5 themed Xbox One X coming
  • Gears 5 Horde Mode
  • Metro Exodus Two Colonels
  • Destiny 2 Shadowkeep


Google Stadia Connect



Gamescom Opening Night Live

  • Gears 5 story cinematic trailer
  • Comanche
  • DCL the game
  • Need for Speed Heat
  • Kerbal Space Program 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) 2020
  • Little Nightmares 2 (2020 - PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch)
  • Predator Hunting Grounds (PS4 - 2020)
  • Monster Hunter World Iceborne
  • The Cycle
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Humankind (2020)
  • Borderlands 3
  • Everspace 2 (2021 - PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • The Witcher 3 on Switch
  • FIFA 20
  • Disintegration (PS4, PC, Xbox One - 2020)
  • Darksiders Genesis (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Destiny 2: Shadowkeep - Season of the Undying (Oct. 1)
  • Remothered Broken Porcelain
  • Magic the Gathering Arena
  • Erica
  • Port Royale 4
  • Iron Harvest
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare
  • Death Stranding

Starside Chat E3 2019 Wrap Show

July 19th, 2019

We haven’t recorded a Starside Chat in awhile because we stopped to focus on E3, then took a bit of a break. But today we’re doing our belated E3 2019 wrap show complete with our top 5 games at E3! We also name the Game of the Show, we name the winner of E3 2019, we talk about the worst things at E3, and we give our early dark horse candidates for game of the year!

It’s a packed show, so settle in cause Starside Chat is back!


Top 5 Games at E3 (01:10)


Honorable Mentions (37:00)


Game of Show (42:04)


Who Won E3 2019? (44:42)


Worst of E3 2019 (51:05)


Early Game of the Year Candidates (54:05)


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Starside Chat Mini Episode - E3 2019 Top 5 Most Anticipated Things!

June 3rd, 2019

We sat down to discuss the top 5 things we're most looking forward to finding more out about at E3 2019.


Are you as excited about E3 as we are? Let us know what you're looking forward to seeing in the comments, or send us an email at


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Starside Chat Episode 036 - Games at E3, Game of Thrones, Shakedown Hawaii

May 24th, 2019

We're back with another week of news and we discuss what we've been playing and watching - in particular we give a brief review of the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie and explain why the last season of Game of Thrones is such a failure. Zach also explains why he's enjoying Shakedown Hawaii and Aaron has finally started playing Uncharted 4!

[News of the Week]


[What We’re Playing/Watching]


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Starside Flicks - Avengers Endgame Spoiler Discussion

May 10th, 2019

We're a little bit late on this, but this week we're discussing Avengers Endgame! 

We discuss what we liked, what we didn't like, and our thoughts on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Let us know what you thought of Avengers Endgame and what are your predictions for the future of the MCU?

Starside Chat Episode 035 - New Consoles! Star Wars Stuff, and So Much News!

April 26th, 2019

We may be anxiously anticipating Avengers: End Game, but we're making time to discuss the latest video game, TV and movie news!


[News of the Week]


[This Week’s New Releases]

  • SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech (Switch) – April 25
  • BoxBoy + BoxGirl (Switch) – April 26
  • Days Gone (PS4) – April 26
  • Super Meat Boy Forever (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, iOS, Android) – April 26


[What We’re Playing/Watching]

  • Game of Thrones?
  • What we do in the Shadows
  • Barry Season 2
  • Cobra Kai Season 2
  • Katana Zero

Starside Chat Episode 034 - New Movie and TV Trailers

April 12th, 2019

This week was light on gaming news, so we discussed a slew of new movie and TV show trailers! We also briefly discuss the rumors for the next Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs 3!


[News of the Week]


[What We’re Playing/Watching]

  • Baba is You
  • Satisfactory
  • Enter the Gungeon: A Farewell to Arms
  • Barry Season 2


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Starside Chat Episode 033 - Elder Scrolls Blades, PlayStation State of Play, More News!

March 29th, 2019

This week we're going over all the news including Sony's first State of Play stream. We're also discussing Bethesda's new mobile game "Elder Scrolls Blades."


[News of the Week]


Elder Scrolls Blades (53:16)

[What We’re Playing/Watching]

  • What We Do in the Shadows S01E01
  • Baba is You
  • Kollok 1991

Starside Chat Episode 032 - Google Stadia, The Expanse, Destiny 2, Pokemon Sword and Shield

March 20th, 2019

We've been gone for two weeks and we missed a ton in that time, so we're trying to cover as much as possible this week! In particular, we need to discuss Google's Stadia cloud gaming platform!

Also, there's some other news, like Destiny 2's latest update and the latest Pokémon announcement, we need to discuss. But more importantly, Aaron has finally binge watched The Expanse so we start discussing how much we love the show!

[News of the Week]


[It’s time to talk about Destiny again] (46:30)


New Pokémon Game Coming to Switch: (51:03)



[What We’re Playing/Watching] (01:01:36)


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Starside Chat Episode 031 - Anthem reviews? Cloud Gaming?

February 28th, 2019

We took a week off, but we're back to talk about the early negativity surrounding Anthem now that the game has officially launched. Before that, we talk about some of the bigger pieces of news happening this week - including some speculation about the cloud gaming wars that are soon to come!

#cloudwars - You heard it here first!


[News of the Week]



  • Anthem release window discussion (40:20)


[What We’re Playing/Watching]

  • Apex Legends (01:05:09)
  • Aaron’s Hulu recs (01:06:53)


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