Starside Chat

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

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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Starside Chat Episode 030 - Nintendo Direct, Division 2 Beta, Apex Legends

February 15th, 2019

This week we're recapping the Nintendo's surprise Direct, and we're talking about the crazy number of games coming out! We're also recapping our experience with The Division 2 Beta and talking about how much fun we're having with Apex Legends!


[News of the Week]



  • The Division 2 Private Beta (45:24)
    • Open beta coming March 1-4
    • Full game release on March 15


[What We’re Playing/Watching]

  • Apex Legends - Console vs PC (54:22)
  • Zygote

Starside Chat Episode 029 - Apex Legends, Anthem Demo, Division 2, PS5 Backwards Compatibility

February 7th, 2019

This week we're talking about Respawn's new hero/battle royale game Apex Legends. We're also doing a brief follow up to last week's Anthem discussion, and we're reacting to the new info that came out during the open demo. We also discuss The Division 2 and whether or not we're actually interested in playing it.

[News of the Week]



  • Anthem Demo (57:44)
    • Server connectivity and loading bug fixed. New bugs appear.
    • End game content embargo lifts.
    • Surprise reveal Sunday afternoon.


[What We’re Playing/Watching] (1:08:40)

  • Pikuniku
  • Gris
  • Spot

Starside Chat Episode 028 - The Anthem VIP Demo Weekend Recap/Impressions Episode

January 30th, 2019

This week is all about Bioware's upcoming looter-shooter, Anthem!

Last weekend was the VIP Demo, and it was very eventful! So we're deep-diving on what it was like to play, and whether or not it was good. We also do a bit of a Q/A to explain everything we know about Anthem up to this point.

Since we reference video of Anthem gameplay quite often in this episode (for the purpose of illustrating specific points), we have made a video version of this podcast available on our YouTube channel!

Did you play the Demo? Are you planning on playing the free, open demo this weekend? We want to hear from you! 

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Starside Chat Episode 027 - Most Anticipated Games of 2019, Bungie and Activision Split, Bungie Keeps Destiny

January 14th, 2019

I hope you haven't taken off your 2019 new years party glasses, cause though we're a little late to the party, we're celebrating the first Starside Chat of 2019 this week! 

The biggest news lately is Bungie parting ways with Activision (they get to keep Destiny), so we speculate what that could mean for the future of the franchise. And once we get through some other news we discuss the games we're most looking forward to this year! 


[News of the Week]




[What We’re Playing/Watching] (51:08)

Aaron's Parting Wisdom - The Final Cheese


Also this:

Instapot Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe -


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Starside Chat Episode 026 - Top 5 Games of 2018 & Year in Review!

December 28th, 2018

This week we're going over our top 5 games of the year! We also discuss our favorite movies and TV shows of the year, our most disappointing games, the games we missed and what we're looking forward to next year!


The games we missed - (01:20)


The disappointments - (02:15)


Top 5 Games of 2018:

Number 5 - (03:32)

Number 4 - (06:58)

Number 3 - (11:27)

Number 2 - (14:07)

Number 1 - (18:24)


Favorite remasters - (25:04)


Honorable Mentions that didn't make our top 5 - (25:43)


Favorite Movies of 2018 - (26:29)


Favorite TV Show of 2018 - (30:43)


Comparing our top 5 games this year to last year's top 5 games - (34:40)


Anticipating what's to come in 2019 - (37:18)


Games we discussed that we did videos about:

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Project Stream)

Destiny 2 Forsaken:

- Prelaunch Talk -

- Gambit mode impressions -

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Tetris Effect

Enter the Gungeon

Red Faction Guerilla ReMarstered Edition

Monster Hunter World

Into the Breach

God of War - Let's Play Playlist -



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Starside Chat Episode 025 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Red Dead Redemption 2, Fortnite getting sued again

December 21st, 2018

This week we're mainly talking about Smash Ultimate and Red Dead Redemption 2, but we go over some of the latest news (including trainer battles in Pokémon Go) and, of course, we get sidetracked along the way. 

Also, stay tuned for our year in review podcast episode next week!


[News of the Week]



  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Discussion + speculation about upcoming characters (28:58)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Discussion (49:31)


[What We’re Watching] (56:04)


  • Sick Note
  • Venom
  • Christmas Chronicles



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