The Smart Marks 221 – Elimination Chamber Preview

Elimination Chamber is this Sunday so hold onto your butts it’s gonna be a fun one! We’re back from a week off! Matt went to Disneyland, and Jeremy laid the smackdown to go to Smackdown! All the details are in the show so enjoy! We appreciate your listening! Please subscribe to the The Smart Marks…

Trophy Whores 336 – Loot Box Legislation

After losing late week’s recording to audio issues — caused by nefarious gnomes — the Trophy Whores return to reclaim the crown for best PlayStation podcast that talks way too much about everything but video games.  Alright, so we talk plenty about video games, too. Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, Shadow of the…

Why you should be playing Dead Cells

Developer Motion Twin has been making video games since about 2001 but if you’re not part of their self-described “Anti-social Network” Twinoid You may have absolutely no idea they even exist. Almost all of their games, aside from Dead Cells, can be played for free after signing up. I tried out a few of the…

Assassin’s Creed Origins Discovery Tour Mode Out Today

Discovery tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt, the new educational tool by Ubisoft is available today for free for all owners of Assassin’s Creed Origins. The mode can also be purchased standalone on PC. Discovery Tour turns Origins into an interactive tool, allowing players to visit historical landmarks such as the Nile Delta, Sand Sea,…

Game Stuff 28 – What is game love?

Joe is still dying… So Kalai and Kory get together to discuss Valentines days, and their love of video games. We explore games for both single player and co op to play to celebrate this special day. We appreciate your support (and your ears)! Please subscribe to the Game Stuff feed in iTunes, Google Play…

New Biomutant Gameplay Teaser Unveiled

THQ Nordic has released a new gameplay teaser for their upcoming open-world, action-RPG, Biomutant. Although brief, the trailer lends a lot of insight into what players can expect when they get their hands on the game this year. The trailer focuses on two key aspects: traversal and combat. Throughout the course of the video, the…

Nintendo Duel Screens 34 – The Bloodstained Interview

In May of 2015, Koji Iragashi launched a campaign to create a spiritual successor to the iconic and much beloved Castlevania franchise – a series which Iragashi had worked on since the groundbreaking Symohony of the Night. The result was Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a game which remains as one of 2018 most hotly…

The Smart Marks 220 – Flashback #2

It’s a flashback episode this week featuring our interviews with Valentina Loca and EC3! Enjoy the memories! We appreciate your listening! Please subscribe to the The Smart Marks feed in iTunes or RSS and cut a promo on us in your review! We’ll read them on the show! Like us on Facebook: Smart Marks Podcast…

Xbox One Party Chat Now Available on iOS and Android

In a post to Twitter, Microsoft has announced that Xbox One users can now join an Xbox Live party through iOS and Android devices. Starting today, you can use your iOS and Android mobile devices to start, join, and chat with voice and text in an Xbox Live Party pic.twitter.com/stZVTxKin0 — Larry Hryb (@majornelson) February…

THQ Nordic Acquires Koch Media

THQ Nordic has purchased Koch Media, the owners of titles such as Saints Row, Dead Island, and also publisher Deep Silver, who published Metro Exodus. Along with all of the games that Nordic will acquire, they also have obtained all studios that are under Koch Media media. This includes Volition, the makers of Saints Row and…

The Evil Within 2 Getting First-Person Mode

A new, first-person mode is coming to The Evil Within 2 via a free game update. Players will be able to switch between first and third-person through the pause menu of the game. Along with the new first-person mode, Bethesda is currently offering a free trial of the game that allows players to go through…

South Park: The Stick of Truth Available as Standalone Purchase

Ubisoft has announced that South Park: The Stick of Truth, the predecessor to South Park: The Fractured But Whole is now available for purchase on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This is the first time the game has been available as a standalone purchase for the current generation of consoles. Check out the trailer for…

Free Overwatch Weekend Coming February 16th

Blizzard has announced that Overwatch will be doing a free-to-play weekend starting on February 16 and running till February 20. The game will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The trial will include the full roster of 26 heroes and 17 maps. Games modes such as Quick Play, Custom Games, and the…

Game Stuff 27 – You’re Shutting Us Down??

On this episode Kalai and Kory discuss if a company should shut down a server or find alternate methods to keep it running. We also discuss when we think a single player series stop producing more games in the series. We appreciate your support (and your ears)! Please subscribe to the Game Stuff feed in…

Nintendo Duel Screens 33 – Pawsitively Pokemon

The cat is out of the bag and Steve wants to litter you with some Pokemon hype, while Andy provides a fancy feast of Nintendo News for you to paw at. Many more cat puns inside! Donate to Steve’s Extra-Life page. While the 2017 fund raising has ended, the 2018 has just begun! We appreciate…

The Smart Marks 219 – Ghosts and Valentines

OH YEEEEEAAAAAH! The Ghost of Macho Man has taken over oh yeah! Taken over the description process because that SOB Mateo83 can’t handle the madness… oooh yea thats right… you know who else can’t handle the madness? That SOB Hulk Hogan! Check out this episode from the Smart Marks because the cream always rises to…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gameplay Revealed for Injustice 2

Warner Bros has released the first gameplay footage for the latest DLC characters for Injustice 2, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As the initial reveal trailer indicated, the turtles will fight as a team, coming in to assist each other throughout the match. The playable turtle will be determined by equipping one of four accessories, sword,…

Trophy Whores 335 – Shadow of the Red Dead Battlefront

Happy Shadow of the Colossus remake release week!  Say that five times fast.  Did you do it?  Congratulations!  You’re spreading the greatness of Shadow of the Colossus, one of the best PlayStation games ever made!  Ever!  Tell your friends!  Fumito!  Fumito!  Ueda!  Ueda! Japan Studio!!!!!! This week, in addition to the usual agenda bullet points,…

Dandara Review

The world known as Salt was once home to a peaceful, prosperous people. It was a world populated by musicians and poets, great thinkers and dreamers. Until one day, a dark oppressive force plunged Salt into ruin. Thus begins the tale of Dandara, a remarkable 2D platformer that is unlike any game I have ever…