Starside Chat

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

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



Starside Chat Episode 024 - Destiny 2 Black Armory, Netflix and Other Streaming Servces

November 30th, 2018

On this week's show we discuss the latest news in video games and TV. We also get sidetracked discussing streaming services.


[News of the Week] - (02:40)

  • Darksiders 3 is out (it’s getting mixed reviews) - 
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Beta beginning this week
    • “Red Dead Online transforms the vast and deeply detailed landscapes, cities, towns and habitats of Red Dead Redemption 2 into a new, living online world ready to be shared by multiple players. Create and customize your character, tailor your abilities to suit your play style and head out into a new frontier full of things to experience.”




[What We’re Playing/Watching] - (47:20)

  • Pokemon Let’s Go
  • The Meg
  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • A Quiet Place
  • Origin


[Out Next Week]

  • Just Cause 4 (PC/Xbox/PS4)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)

Starside Chat Episode 023 - Tetris Effect, Sony won’t be at E3 2019, Detective Pikachu

November 16th, 2018

On this week's episode we're talking about Tetris Effect and how great it is! But first we're discussing Sony's departure from E3 2019, the controversy over Bethesda's game engine, the Detective Pikachu trailer and a few other odds and ends. Send us your comments or questions at or @starsidecafe on Twitter!

[News of the Week]



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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