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Where Should the Next Assassin’s Creed Take Place?

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Fresh off of the holiday season, Scott and JD both watched the Assassin's Creed movie this week. It has not been received well by critics and fans, and is performing poorly at the box office. But while plenty of people are slamming the movie for being boring and uncreative, it actually is a fairly good sci-fi film that is simply suffering from the wrath of a butt-hurt fanbase. We explain why. 

We also talk about some settings that we'd like to see future Assassin's Creed games take place in, each of which is drastically different from anything we've seen in any of the games so far. 

If you've got any questions, comments, or suggestions on what we should talk about next week, be sure to comment below, or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter!

Thank you for listening to The Gentleman's Pantry. New episodes will be released every Sunday night/Monday morning. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode, and check out Power Up Gaming for video game news, features, and reviews. 

We're also on iTunes. Click here if you prefer to get your podcast content from there, you Apple lover. 

The Gentleman's Pantry is recorded by JD Schmidt and Scott Russell in Alberta, Canada, and County Down, Northern Ireland. Edited by JD Schmidt. Theme music created by JD Schmidt. 

Why Isn’t Call of Duty Good Anymore? - The Gentleman’s Pantry Episode VIII

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It's the final episode of The Gentleman's Pantry for 2016! Or, depending on where you live, it could also be the first episode of 2017. But either way, the topics won't change! We discuss Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and what the franchise needs to do to regain their lustre. We also talk about some of the biggest and strangest gaming news items of 2016, including over-sexualization in Overwatch and Hideo Kojima being locked in a room for six months. 

Thank you for listening to The Gentleman's Pantry. New episodes will be released every Sunday night/Monday morning. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode, and check out Power Up Gaming for video game news, features, and reviews. 

We're also on iTunes. Click here if you prefer to get your podcast content from there, you Apple lover. 

The Gentleman's Pantry is recorded by JD Schmidt and Scott Russell in Alberta, Canada, and County Down, Northern Ireland. Edited by JD Schmidt. Theme music created by JD Schmidt. 

What is the Best Game of 2016? - The Gentleman’s Pantry Episode VII

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Merry Christmas from The Gentleman's Pantry!
We are in full holiday mode for this podcast as we count down the very best games of 2016. Our list is sure to leave off some really great games, and includes a few surprises as well, so let us know what you think of our choices!

Thank you for listening to The Gentleman's Pantry. New episodes will be released every Sunday night/Monday morning. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode, and check out Power Up Gaming for video game news, features, and reviews. 

We're also on iTunes. Click here if you prefer to get your podcast content from there, you Apple lover. 

The Gentleman's Pantry is recorded by JD Schmidt and Scott Russell in Alberta, Canada, and County Down, Northern Ireland. Edited by JD Schmidt. Theme music created by JD Schmidt. 

How Good is Star Wars: Rogue One? - The Gentleman’s Pantry Episode VI

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First and foremost, SPOILERS AHEAD FOR STAR WARS ROGUE ONE!

Now that that's taken care of, welcome to a giant Star Wars MegaCast from The Gentleman's Pantry. Rogue One hit theatres this week, and we share our thoughts on the first ever Star Wars spinoff film. We also talk about some memories of our favourite Star Wars video games, what Star Wars Battlefront 2 needs to have, and what we hope to see from Star Wars Episode VIII. 

Sincere gratitude goes out this week to Mariachi Entertainment System, 24Violins, and David Peña for hooking us up with some gorgeous Star Wars tunes to use in this week's episode. Check the show notes for links to their music and YouTube channels. 

The Force is with us, and we are with the Force. 

SHOW NOTES:
The Throne Room by Mariachi Entertainment System
Popurri Star Wars by David Peña
Rey's Theme by 24Violins

Thank you for listening to The Gentleman's Pantry. New episodes will be released every Sunday night/Monday morning. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode, and check out Power Up Gaming for video game news, features, and reviews. 

We're also on iTunes. Click here if you prefer to get your podcast content from there, you Apple lover. 

The Gentleman's Pantry is recorded by JD Schmidt and Scott Russell in Alberta, Canada, and County Down, Northern Ireland. Edited by JD Schmidt. Theme music created by JD Schmidt. Background music this week provided by Mariachi Entertainment System, 24Violins, and David Peña. 

The Last Guardian: Amazing or Colossal Disappointment? - The Gentleman’s Pantry Episode V

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After nine long years of development, Japan Studio finally released The Last Guardian this week. It was been the recipient of mixed reviews, ranging from perfect tens to shameful zeroes. But what do Scott and longtime Team Ico fan, Austin, think of the game? This week’s episode of The Gentleman’s Pantry features an extended discussion of the game’s mechanics, its shortcomings, what it does best, and why reviewer Austin Flynn is hesitant to even give it a score.

Scott also waxes nostalgic with a chat about his favourite childhood T.V. show, Oakie Doke, and we take turns describing our romantic lives with video game titles.

Show Notes:

Oakie Doke T.V. Intro
My really great new Toon Link and Zelda Amiibos

Thank you for listening to The Gentleman's Pantry. New episodes will be released every Sunday night/Monday morning. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode, and check out Power Up Gaming for video game news, features, and reviews. 

We're also on iTunes. Click here if you prefer to get your podcast content from there, you Apple lover. 

The Gentleman's Pantry is recorded by JD Schmidt and Scott Russell in Alberta, Canada, and County Down, Northern Ireland. Special guest Austin Flynn joined us this week from Melbourne, Australia. Edited by JD Schmidt. Theme and background music created by JD Schmidt

 

The PlayStation Experience: Better Than E3? - The Gentleman’s Pantry Episode IV

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What a week! The Game Awards happened, Nolan North re-asserted his position as king of the voice-over world, Final Fantasy XV was released, we saw the first trailer for the Crash Bandicoot NSane Trilogy, Sony shook the world with the announcement of The Last of Us: Part II at The PlayStation Experience conference, and more. All these things are discussed in this week's episode of The Gentleman's Pantry, plus an intelligent conversation about Star Wars Rogue One and The Phantom Menace. Oh, and we have new music!

Show notes and media:

Crash Bandicoot NSane Trilogy Trailer
The Last of Us: Part II Trailer
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Gameplay
Knack 2 Trailer
The LEGO Batman Movie Trailer

Thank you for listening to The Gentleman's Pantry. New episodes will be released every Sunday night/Monday morning. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode, and check out Power Up Gaming for video game news, features, and reviews. 

We're also on iTunes. Click here if you prefer to get your podcast content from there, you Apple lover. 

The Gentleman's Pantry is recorded by JD Schmidt and Scott Russell in Alberta, Canada, and County Down, Northern Ireland. Edited by JD Schmidt. Theme and background music created by JD Schmidt.

Can Final Fantasy Be Fun? - The Gentleman’s Pantry Episode III

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This week's episode of The Gentleman's Pantry is a special one. Not only is there a guest to talk about Final Fantasy, but this episode was recorded in an actual pantry. 

This episode is mainly focused on Final Fantasy, with the release of FFXV just around the corner. We also talk about the Christmas gifts that we never received and, oddly, Just Cause 3. 

Show notes:

Pictures of the pantry

Final Fantasy Box Art:
Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy III
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy V
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy X

Thank you for listening to The Gentleman's Pantry. New episodes will be released every Sunday night/Monday morning. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode, and check out Power Up Gaming for video game news, features, and reviews. 

We're also on iTunes. Click here if you prefer to get your podcast content from iTunes. 

The Gentleman's Pantry is recorded by JD Schmidt and Scott Russell in Alberta, Canada, and County Down, Northern Ireland. Edited by JD Schmidt. Theme music created by JD Schmidt.

 

Did Ubisoft Ruin The Ezio Trilogy? - The Gentleman’s Pantry Episode II

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Welcome back to the Gentleman's Pantry. This week begins with an offbeat discussion regarding historical figures that we would choose to spend an evening of passion with. Be warned, however, for things do not stay PG-rated for long. 

We then move on to the anchor of this episode. Did Ubisoft ruin The Ezio Trilogy? The triple remaster has just been released, and its upgrades may not be all that great. 

We also discuss some political statements from Read Dead Redemption 2, and the new Beauty and the Beast live-action trailer. 

Media from this episode:

Video - What is wrong with Petruccio?

Bug-eyed Assassin's Creed II NPC

Beauty and the Beast Trailer

Logan Trailer

Thank you for listening to The Gentleman's Pantry. New episodes will be released every Sunday night/Monday morning. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode, and check out Power Up Gaming for video game news, features, and reviews. 

We're also on iTunes. Click here if you prefer to get your podcast content from iTunes. 

The Gentleman's Pantry is recorded by JD Schmidt and Scott Russell in Alberta, Canada, and County Down, Northern Ireland. Edited by JD Schmidt. Theme music created by JD Schmidt.

Dr. Strange: Fantastic or Forgettable? - The Gentleman’s Pantry Episode 1

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Welcome to the premiere episode of The Gentleman's Pantry. 

This week, the video games topics being discussed are Dishonored 2, the Steep closed beta and hands-on experience at Gamescom, and the post-game grind in World of Final Fantasy.

The main discussion for this week is the newest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Dr. Strange. Many have praised it, but it isn't free of criticism. So is it as fantastic as many people say? Or will it be forgotten as soon as the next MCU film hits cinemas?

Other bonuses from this week's episode include:

- Some fun facts about Venice

- A list of games that JD may or may not have played

- A few thoughts on American politics

Thank you for listening to The Gentleman's Pantry. New episodes will be released every Sunday night/Monday morning. Make sure you subscribe so you never miss an episode, and check out Power Up Gaming for video game news, features, and reviews. 

The Gentleman's Pantry is recorded by JD Schmidt and Scott Russell in Alberta, Canada, and County Down, Northern Ireland. Edited by JD Schmidt. Theme music created by JD Schmidt.