Starside Chat

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

Starside Chat Episode 038 - The Game Awards 2019!

December 24th, 2019

We're behind (I'm also releasing this episode later than intended), but on this week's episode of Starside Chat, we discuss the 2019 Game Awards and what we've been playing and watching lately!

We're hoping to do a top 5 games of 2019 episode in the near future so stay tuned, and give us your top 5 in the comments!

[News of the Week]

 

[Features]

 

  • Game of the year:

 

        • Control
        • Death Stranding
        • Resident Evil 2
        • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - WINNER
        • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
        • The Outer Worlds

 

  • Action Game

 

        • Apex Legends
        • Astral Chain
        • Call of Duty Modern Warfare
        • Devil May Cry 5 - WINNER
        • Gears 5
        • Metro Exodus

 

  • Action/Adventure Game

 

        • Borderlands 3
        • Control
        • Death Stranding
        • Resident Evil 2
        • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
        • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - WINNER

 

  • Family Game

 

        • Luigi’s Mansion 3 - WINNER
        • Ring Fit Adventure
        • Super Mario Maker 2
        • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
        • Yoshi’s Crafted World

 

  • Fighting Game

 

        • Dead or Alive 6
        • Jump Force
        • Mortal Kombat 11
        • Samurai Showdown
        • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - WINNER
      • Fresh Indie Game (Recognizing a new independent studio that released its first game in 2019)
        • Za/Um - Disco Elysium - WINNER
        • Nomada Studio - Gris
        • Deadtoast Entertainment - My Friend Pedro
        • Mobius Digital - The Outer Wilds
        • Mega Crit - Slay the Spire
        • House House - Untitled Goose Game

 

  • Game Direction

 

        • Control
        • Death Stranding - WINNER
        • Resident Evil 2
        • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
        • The Outer Wilds

 

  • Independent Game

 

        • Baba is You
        • Disco Elysium - WINNER
        • Katana Zero
        • The Outer Wilds
        • Untitled Goose Game

 

  • Multiplayer Game

 

        • Apex Legends - WINNER
        • Borderlands 3
        • Call of Duty Modern Warfare
        • Tetris 99
        • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

 

  • Narrative

 

        • A Plague Tale: Innocence
        • Control
        • Death Stranding
        • Disco Elysium - WINNER
        • The Outer Worlds

 

  • Ongoing Game

 

        • Apex Legends
        • Destiny 2
        • Final Fantasy XIV
        • Fortnite - WINNER
        • Rainbow Six Siege

 

  • Performance

 

        • Ashly Burch as Parvati Holcomb in The Outer Worlds
        • Courtney Hope as Jesse Faden in Control
        • Laura Bailey as Kait Diaz in Gears 5
        • Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff in Death Stranding - WINNER
        • Matthew Porretta as Dr. Casper Darling in Control
        • Norman Reedus as Sam in Death Stranding

 

  • Role Playing Game

 

        • Disco Elysium - WINNER
        • Final Fantasy XIV
        • Kingdom Hearts 3
        • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
        • The Outer Worlds

 

  • Score and Music

 

        • Cadence of Hyrule
        • Death Stranding - WINNER
        • Devil May Cry 5
        • Kingdom Hearts 3
        • Sayonara Wild Hearts

 

  • Art Direction

 

        • Control - WINNER
        • Death Stranding
        • Gris
        • Sayonara Wild Hearts
        • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
        • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

 

  • Audio Design

 

        • Call of Duty Modern Warfare - WINNER
        • Control
        • Death Stranding
        • Gears 5
        • Resident Evil 2
        • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
      • Community Support (outstanding community support, transparency and responsiveness)
        • Apex Legends
        • Destiny 2 - WINNER
        • Final Fantasy XIV
        • Fortnite
        • Rainbow Six Siege

 

  • eSports Game of the Year

 

      • Counter Strike Global Offensive
      • Dota 2
      • Fortnite
      • League of Legends - WINNER
      • Overwatch

 

[What We’re Playing/Watching]

Episode 037 - Blizzcon 2019, What we want from Destiny 3, The Outer Worlds, Luigi’s Mansion 3

November 5th, 2019

We've been away for too long, but we're back! And in this episode of Starside Chat, we discuss a couple of the BlizzCon 2019 announcements. We also talk about the mixed reception Death Stranding seems to be getting, and the leaked Pokemon Sword and Shield Pokedex.

Then we talk about what we'd like to see Bungie change for Destiny 3. We go over the latest games we've been playing: Link's Awakening, The Outer Worlds, Luigi's Mansion 3 and Ring Fit Adventure.

 

[News]

[It’s Time to Talk About Destiny Again] (23:50)

  • Shadowkeep
  • What we want Bungie to do with Destiny 3

 

[What We've Been Playing]

 

[Games Coming Out in November] (57:20)

 

 

      • Death Stranding
      • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
      • Pokemon Sword and Shield

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

 

RTX: MINECRAFT

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)

 

Watch our E3 2019 video recaps! - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaGgQdjLxC9Ft0TtrpPbf7sSeiq9fh-vn

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 starsidecafe@gmail.com

 

Follow our YouTube channel, and follow us on Twitter @starsidecafe for more on E3 2019!

 

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]

 

Let us know if you agree or disagree with us about anything we discussed either in the comments below, or @starsidecafe on Twitter, or send us an email at starsidecafe@gmail.com

 

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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Send us an email at starsidecafe@gmail.com with questions, comments or discussion topics and we may read them on the next episode!

 

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