Cody and Jon discuss the game mechanics in Sid Meier’s Civilization V through the lens of board games, and then talk about grinding in JRPGs, particularly Jon’s experience with the Final Fantasy V Four Job…

Jon and Cody give a full Shovel Knight review, and Cody is quite happy with the game. Jon then gives an update on his Final Fantasy V Four Job Fiesta, and Cody checks in on…

Jon has the most epic cookie dilemma in the history of video game podcasts. After giving him advice, Cody gives his first impressions of Watch Dogs. Jon then talks about recent improvements in Plants vs. Zombies 2:…

Jon and Cody provide an in-depth E3 2014 recap, including the press conferences of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, and discuss their favorite and least favorite games and moments of the annual video game convention. http://media.blubrry.com/unqualifiedgamers/p/gamelifebalanceus.com/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/unqualified-gamers-074-e3-2014-review-microsoft-sony-nintendo-pressers.mp3Podcast: Play…

After recapping their Memorial Day weekends, Jon reviews Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (Nintendo 3DS) and explains to Cody why he stopped playing Bravely Default and Batman: Arkham Origins. Click here to download this…

Cody grapples with the idea of “hanging out” with friends over the internet and has a philosophical debate with Jon about the merits and pitfalls of video game reviewers (and, of course, their reviews). Jon…

Cody and Jon use Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Bravely Default as a launching point into surprisingly interesting video game topics, from video game pricing to the importance of dynamic storylines. Cody also…

Cody pushes Jon’s capacity for suspension of disbelief to its limit by discussing the storyline thus far in the Final Fantasy XIII universe and explaining the premise behind Lightning Returns, and Jon discusses his first impressions of Bravely Default (Nintendo 3DS). Join the Square-Enix JRPG extravaganza! Continue reading