Starside Chat

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

Starside Chat Episode 022 - Blizzcon 2018 Recap, Thoughts on Phone Games, Pokemon Go Events

November 9th, 2018

This week we're mainly discussing some recent news and going over some of the Blizzcon 2018 announcements! Also, Zach got it wrong. Overwatch's new character Ashe's repeater rifle does fire faster while hip firing - a la Widow Maker's sniper rifle (I linked a video of some gameplay in the show notes).



Starside Chat Episode 021 - Spoiler Free Red Dead Redemption 2 Talk, Fallout 76 Beta, Smash Bros.

November 2nd, 2018

On this post Halloween episode of Starside Chat, we're not even discussing the story at all, but we are telling our Red Dead Redemption 2 war stories! But before that we discuss the Fallout 76 Beta and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate info unveiled during this week's Nintendo Direct!

But even before that we talk about the creepy thing that happened that caused us to delay this week's episode.

[News of the Week]



  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Spoiler Free Impressions After the Fist Week (32:59)


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Starside Chat Episode 020 - Red Dead Redemption 2 Anticipation, Halloween Events

October 24th, 2018

[News of the Week]




[What We’re Watching/Recommendations]


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Starside Chat Episode 019 - Destiny 2 Forsaken Spoiler Cast

September 12th, 2018

We've been playing Destiny 2's Forsaken DLC for a week now so SPOILERS, we're getting into our thoughts on the story and giving a verdict on whether or not it's worth getting.

But before that, we've got some news to discuss:


[News of the Week]



  • Destiny 2 Forsaken (37:04)

[What We’re Playing/Watching] (1:02:10)

  • Destiny 2 Forsaken
  • The Messenger


[Recommendations] (1:03:23)

  • American Vandal
  • BoJack Horseman Season 5

Starside Chat Episode 018 - Cyberpunk 2077 Reactions and Destiny 2 Update!

August 30th, 2018

On this week's show we're gushing over the Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay reveal, but before that we dig into the Destiny 2 Forsaken launch trailer and the 2.0.0 update.


[News of the Week]


[Let’s Talk About Destiny Again] (18:30)


[Features] (30:26)


[What We’re Playing/Watching]

  • Overwatch - Summer Event


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Starside Chat Episode 017 - Gamescom 2018! And Why Anime is Great!

August 24th, 2018

On this week's episode of Starside Chat we're discussing the latest from Gamescom 2018 and a conversation about the 2016 Anime film "Your Name" turns into a broader discussion about the merits of Anime.

[News of the Week]

     GAMESCOM 2018


[What We’re Playing/Watching]


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Starside Chat Episode 016 - Doom Eternal, Red Dead Redemption 2, Black Ops 4 Beta, Pokemon Go!

August 14th, 2018

It's been a busy summer but we're finally back with another episode of Starside Chat!

On this week's show we discuss the latest trailers for Super Smash Bros., Red Dead Redemption 2 and Doom, Eternal!

We decide to wait to discuss Destiny 2's Solstice of Heroes event until we spend more time with it.

And Zach gives some brief impressions on his brief time spent with the Black Ops 4 beta!

Also, it's the summer of Pokemon Go apparently, so we discuss what it's like getting back into the game for the first time in over a year.


[News of the Week]



  • Zach’s impressions of the Black Ops Beta (57:28)


[What We’re Playing/Watching]

Starside Chat Episode 015 - Comic-Con Movie Trailers!

July 24th, 2018

[News of the Week]


[Let’s Talk About Destiny Again]




[What We’re Playing/Watching]

  • Enter the Gungeon: Advanced Gungeons and Dragons
  • Cells

Starside Chat Episode 014 - Uncharted Fan Film, Destiny 2, Pokemon Go and Jurassic World Alive

July 19th, 2018

On this week's episode we talk some news including the No Man's Sky Update, the Uncharted fan film starring Nathan Fillion and our renewed interest in Pokemon Go.

We even get into Aaron's recent marathon of the Mission Impossible franchise in anticipation of Mission Impossible: Fallout! 

We also get sidetracked by our failed attempts to get back into Destiny 2, but one of us gives the new mobile AR game Jurassic World Alive a chance and explains the differences between it and Pokemon Go.


[News of the Week]


  • Multiplayer
    • Team up a small team of friends and explore the universe together, or be joined by random travellers.
    • You can help friends to stay alive, or prey on others to survive.
    • Tiny shelters or complex colonies that you build as a team are shared for all players.
    • Fight as a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and enemies.
    • Race exocraft across weird alien terrains, creating race tracks and trails to share online.
    • Character customisation allows you to personalise your appearance.
  • Visual Overhaul
    • The game is fully playable in third or first person, both on-foot and in ship.
    • Planetary rings and improved space visuals make space more beautiful than ever.
    • Dramatically improved planetary terrain generation, ground textures, water and clouds bring the environment to life.
    • Significantly more detail added to ships, NPCs and buildings.
    • No Man's Sky Next
  • Unlimited Base Building
    • Bases can now be built anywhere on any planet.
    • Dramatically increased base building complexity and size limits.
    • Hundreds of new base parts.
    • Own multiple bases.
  • Command Freighters
    • Assemble and upgrade a fleet of frigates and command them from the bridge of your freighter.
    • Send your fleet out to into the universe, or deploy them to help you as you explore a specific system.
    • Improved freighter base building allows a truly custom capital ship.
    • Invite your friends aboard and take on challenging multiplayer missions from the Galactic Commision Station on your bridge.


[What We’re Playing/Watching]

  • Mario+Rabbids
  • Pokemon Go
  • Jurassic World Alive

Starside Chat Episode 013 - We’re Back! Google Making a Gaming Device?

July 11th, 2018

After a brief hiatus we're back to discuss the latest gaming news and what we've been playing and watching lately!


[News of the Week]


[What We’re Playing/Watching]

  • The Last of Us
  • The Expanse
  • Sicario 2

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