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Episode 18 - What Gaming World Would You Live In?

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Scott botched the opening this week. 

But after that, it's the news! Beauty and the Beast, Sonic Mania, and the Capcom Disney Saturday Afternoon Collection are making headlines for us this week. 

After the news, it's time to continue our discussion on the Switch and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild before having a chat about which gaming world we would like to live in if we could. Turns out they're all too dangerous, and this world isp probably the best option. 

Episode 17 - What Dead Gaming Franchises Should Be Revived?

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After a flurry of releases last week that saw Horizon Zero Dawn, Breath of the Wild, and the Nintendo Switch console all hit store shelves. things have returned back to an acceptable level of sanity this week. 

Some more thoughts and experiences in regards to Breath of the Wild are shared this week, and we discuss which gaming franchises we'd like to see revived after a long period of being dormant. With Crash Bandicoot, Parappa the Rapper, Patapon, and more making comebacks this year, perhaps the time is right for another franchise. 

If you've got a question, comment, or suggestion for a discussion topic, comment below or send us a message on Facebook orTwitter.

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. 

Timestamps:

0:00 - Intro, opening BS, Seinfeld
11:15 - Persevering through Breath of the Wild
18:15 - The Mel Gibson Movie Book Club: Lethal Weapon
28:30 - Which dead franchises should be resurrected?
47:00 - Upcoming games we want, outro

Episode 16 - Which is Better: Horizon Zero Dawn or Breath of the Wild?

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It's showdown time! Two major, highly anticipated open world games were released last week and both have received extremely favourable reviews. But only one can be crowned king! So will it be Horizon Zero Dawn or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Also, all of our predictions about the Nintendo Switch are true. Listen to find out why. 

If you've got a question, comment, or suggestion for a discussion topic, comment below or send us a message on Facebook orTwitter.

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. 

MiniCast - Let’s Talk about Logan

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Logan, probably the best movie of all time (not really, though), hit the big screen over the weekend, and it was incredible. 

In this minicast episode, we review Logan in all its glory, and compare it to prior X-Men and Wolverine movies, as well as Batman v. Superman just to show how much that movie sucked. 

If you've got a question, comment, or suggestion for a discussion topic, 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. 

SHOW NOTES:

This awesome video of Hugh Jackman doing voice-over work for Logan

The first (and best) trailer for Logan

 

 

Episode 15 - The Oscars 2017: What a Waste of a Lovely Night

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The Oscars happened over the weekend, and what a mess they were. But before we get to that, we have a chat about The Last of Us, which Dallin finally played and enjoyed thoroughly. 

A reveal trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War launched this week, and we give a few brief thoughts on that before diving into our Oscars debrief. Were the right awards given? What happened with that disastrous finale? Listen to find out!

This week, we also continue the Mel Gibson Movie Book Club, and talk about The Bounty, a 1984 film starring Mel, Anthony Hopkins, and a host of other great actors. 

If you've got a question, comment, or suggestion for a discussion topic, 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. 

Timestamps:

0:00 - The Last of Us (a long overdue review)
14:00 - Middle-earth: Shadow of War, catching up on Heavy Rain
22:00 - The Oscars 
43:00 - The Mel Gibson Movie Book Club - The Bounty
56:30 - Wrap-up

Episode 14 - What Do We Want from the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy?

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There hasn't been a lot of gaming news recently, except that we still hate the Nintendo Switch. So this week on The Gentleman's Pantry, we discuss the worst kinds of video game levels and designs, the new Pokemon GO update that brought in 80+ second-generation Pokemon, our hopes for the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, as well as our thoughts on the new Lego Batman Movie. 

If you've got a question, comment, or suggestion for a discussion topic, 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. 

Show Notes:

Nintendo is already repeating the Wii U's mistakes with Switch - via Polygon

The LEGO Batman Movie Trailer

Signs Trailer

Pokemon GO Update Notes

 

Timestamps:

0:00 - Why the Sorting Hat is pointless
1:15 - The worst kinds of video game levels
5:45 - Crash Bandicoot mechanics: Old vs. New
11:30 - The LEGO Batman Movie review
23:00 - We still think the Nintendo Switch is going to be terrible
25:30 - Early reviews of Logan are incredible
32:00 - The Mel Gibson Movie Book Club: Signs
54:20 - Our thoughts on the new Pokemon GO update

Episode 13 - Nioh vs. Dark Souls: Which is Better?

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The third PS4 exclusive in as many months, Nioh, was released last week and Scott has been enjoying his time playing through the game. It has received incredibly high scores from most reviewers and has a lot in common with the Dark Souls series, so we examine which of the two games is better.

We also debut the Mel Gibson Book Movie Club, to help Mel with his comeback. In this section, we watch a Mel Gibson movie and share our thoughts on it. This week, The Patriot is up for discussion. 

Finally, we also talk about how La La Land is going to win all the Oscars, and share our obligatory hate thoughts about the Nintendo Switch. 

If you've got a question, comment, or suggestion for a discussion topic, comment below or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.

Show Notes:

Nioh Gameplay
La La Land Trailer
The Patriot Trailer
Signs Trailer
The church by Dallin's house that looks like the burned church in the Patriot

Episode 12 - Is it Time to Forgive Mel Gibson?

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Oscar Nominations were revealed this week, and among the slew of praise for La La Land and a higher-than-normal rate of nominated non-white actors was a bit of a surprise: Mel Gibson is back, and nominated for Best Director for Hacksaw Ridge. In this episode, we discuss whether or not it's time to forgive ol' Mel for his past transgressions.

This week, we also chat more about the Nintendo Switch, the new Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix Avengers game, the title of the next Star Wars movie, and the very first video games we ever played.

If you've got a question, comment, or suggestion for a discussion topic, comment below or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.

SHOW NOTES:

2017 Oscar Nominees
Mel Gibson's Biker Beard
Square Enix Avengers 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 music created by JD Schmidt. 

Episode 11 - Is Gravity Rush 2 Better Than The Last Guardian?

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This week's episode of The Gentleman's Pantry begins with a cheeky chat about Star Wars bounty hunter characters before moving on to more serious topics. The Nintendo Switch is being highly under-manufactured, and the majority of retailers will not be receiving stock outside of their preorder allocation, and we have proof. 

Also, what's up with George R.R. Martin taking forever to write the Game of Thrones novel? It's stressing Scott out. 

And finally, Japan Studio's Gravity Rush 2 hit store shelves over the weekend. It's a wonderful sequel and highly relaxing game. And while it may share some aspects with The Last Guardian, which was released just over a month ago, we examine which of the two is a better game. 

If you've got a question, comment, or suggestion for a discussion topic, comment below or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter.

SHOW NOTES:
Rory B. Bellows A.K.A. Krusty the Clown

That time when Scott met Maisie Williams
George R.R. Martin

This week's topics:

• Bounty hunters in Star Wars (0:00)
• Why Dallin isn't using his pen name, JD, on the podcast anymore (3:35)
• An investigation into the status of Nintendo Switch preorders and stock, and pros and cons of the console (8:20)
• Why is the final Game of Thrones novel taking so long to complete? (27:30)
• A look at Gravity Rush 2 and how it stacks up against The Last Guardian (41:30)
• Preview for next week (55:40)

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. 

Does the Switch Mean the End for Nintendo?

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Nintendo officially unveiled their new console, the Switch, this week. Many people throughout the world enjoyed their conference and have shown unrestrained enthusiasm for the new device. But not us. 

The good moments were few and far between during the reveal conference, and we speculate whether or not the Switch might be the final nail in Nintendo's coffin. JD also gives a very loud and emotional rant about the company that continues to abuse and take advantage of its customers. 

SHOW NOTES:

Nier Moon Man, E3 2015
Wii Music E3 2008 Performance
Scott's Nintendo Switch Selfies
Watch the full Nintendo Switch Conference

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.