Gamers With Jobs - Conference Call

Gamers With Jobs - Conference Call Podcast

The official podcast of GamersWithJobs.com, every week the guys discuss the latest games, issues affecting the industry and more! This is THE gaming podcast for mature gamers.

GWJ Conference Call Episode 727
Amanda and Rich are joined by guests Lara and Karla to discuss shipping in video games and media. Games: Crusader Kings 3 (PC), Wasteland 3 (PC), Board Game Arena (PC), Paradise Killer (Switch), Paper Mario (Switch), The Last Campfire (PC)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 726
Amanda, Glendon, Rich, and Aaron talk about Surprise Gut Punches in games. Games: Marvel's Avengers (PS4), The Room VR: A Dark Matter (Oculus, Steam, PSVR), Wasteland 3 (PC), Tell Me Why (PC), Tony Hawk Pro-Skater 1 & 2 (PS4), Crusader Kings 3 (PC), Nvidia Geforce NOW (PC)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 725
Amanda, Glendon, Rich, and Aaron talk about which directors they'd like to see take on particular video game franchises. Games: Wasteland 3, Manifold Garden, Othercide, Necrobarista....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 724
Amanda, Cory, Glendon, and Julian are joined by special guest Eugene Huo from The Magic Hour Show Podcast to talk about The role of simulation in society and its function in the modern world. Games: PGA 2K21 (Stadia), Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 (PC), The Librarian (PC), The Beatles: Rockband (Wii), Call of Duty Ghosts (PS4)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 723
Amanda, Rich, and Aaron are joined by partners Paige and Liz to discuss Emotional Intimacy in Gaming. Games: Fast & The Furious: Crossroads (PS4), One Night Stand (PS4), An Outcry (PC), Total War: Troy (PC), and a smattering of multi-player games....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 722
Amanda and Rich talk about games that make you fill in the blanks. Games: Griftlands Early Access (PC), Ring Fit Adventure (Switch), No Man’s Sky (PC), Fall Guys (PC)....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 721
Amanda and Rich are joined by guest Lara Crigger to talk about games that "grew the beard." Games: Final Fantasy 7: Remake (PS4), Final Fantasy 7: Original (Switch), Final Fantasy 8 (Switch), Paper Mario the Origami King (Switch), Fight Crab (PC), Blaseball (Web)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 721
Amanda and Rich are joined by guest Lara Crigger to talk about games that "grew the beard." Games: Final Fantasy 7: Remake (PS4), Final Fantasy 7: Original (Switch), Final Fantasy 8 (Switch), Paper Mario the Origami King (Switch), Fight Crab (PC), Blaseball (Web)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 720
Aaron, Allen, Amanda, and Rich talk about the recently announced PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles and games. Games: Carrion (PC), Paper Mario the Origami King (Switch), Mortal Shell (PC), Hardspace Shipbreaker (PC), Ghost of Tsushima (PS4), Bloodstained Curse of the Moon 2 (PC), Subterfuge (Android)....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 719
Amanda, Glendon, Greg and Rich talk about Dogs in Video Games. Games: Ghost of Tsushima (PS4), Valve Index (PC), Gorn (PC), Avocuddle (Switch), Bloodborne (PS4), Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark (PC)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 718
Amanda, Glendon, Greg, Rich, and Aaron talk Video Game Blind Dates. Games: Max Gentleman Sexy Business! (PC), Wildermyth (PC), Signs of the Sojourner (PC), Neoverse (PC), Thief Simulator (Switch), (PC) Black Mesa (PC). *Show should be dated for July 15th, 2020....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 717
Amanda, Sean, Karla, and Michael are joined by guests Fred Keiper and David Bauer to talk about The Next Big Sting: A GWJ Honey Heist RPG! Games: Path of Exile: Harvest (PC), Satisfactory (PC), Hardspace: Shipbreaker (PC), Children of Morta (PC), Hades (PC), Mass Effect: Andromeda (with mods, PC), Desperados III (PC), Monster Train (PC), Trackmania (PC), My Jigsaw Adventures - Roads of Life (PC)....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 716
Amanda and Karla are joined by guest GWJ Twitch Streamer Josh (SeuGWJ) to talk about creating and experiencing LGBTQIA+ content in gaming. Games: Path of Exile: Harvest (PC), Animal Crossing (Switch), Age of Wonders: Planetfall (PC)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 715
Amanda, Glendon, Julian, and Rich talk about Gaming Outside the Game. Games: Beyond Blue (PC), Path of Exile: Harvest (PC), F1 stuff, Greedfall (PC), The Waylanders (PC)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 714
Julian, Sean, and Cory sit down and talk about their ideal media cocktails of books, movies, music, games, and more. Games: Europa Universalis IV: Dharma (PC), Slay the Spire on iOS, Monster Train (PC), Divinity Original Sin 2 (PC)....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 713
Amanda and Rich are joined by special guests Sarah Elmaleh and Graham Rowat to talk about voice over in video games, life, and more! Games: Animal Crossing, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Disco Elysium, Bundle for Racial Equality and Justice, Online improv and online RPGs, COD Modern Warfare, Codenames and Jackbox Games via Zoom....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 712
Amanda, Rich, and Glendon are Joined by guest Aaron Amendola to catch up on listener emails!  Games: Minecraft Dungeons (PC), Maneater (PS4), Destiny 2 (PS4), Apex Legends (PS4), Predator: Hunting Grounds: Arnold DLC (PS4), Disco Elysium (PC), Black Book: Prologue (PC)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 711
Amanda, Rich, and Glendon talk Surprise Rabbit Holes: Games That Came Out of Nowhere. Games: Deep Rock Galactic (PC), Maneater (PC), Spirit of the North (PC), Super Mega Baseball 3 (PC), Disco Elysium (PC), Breath of the Wild (Switch)....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 710
Amanda, Julian, and Rich are joined by returning guest host Jason aka ThatGuy42 to talk about the Joy of Playing Through the Pile. Games: Titanfall 2 (PC), PlanetSide 2 (PC), Deep Rock Galactic (PC), Breath of the Wild (Switch), Star Trek Online (PC), Deliver Us the Moon (PC), Hunt a Killer (Mail-in Mystery Game)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 709
Amanda, Julian, Rich, Greg, and Glendon talk about Learning Machines: Games that teach us how to play them. Games: Planetside 2 (PC), Octopath Traveller (Switch), Black Book: Prologue (PC), Deliver Us the Moon (PC), Contra Rogue Corps (Switch), Rogue Bit (Switch), Chimera Squad (PC)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 708
Amanda, Sean, and Rich are joined by guests Soren and Leyla Johnson from Mohawk Games to discuss the early access release of OldWorld. Games:  Gears Tactics (PC), Offworld Trading Company (PC), Raft (PC), Cloudpunk (PC), Control (PC), Horizon’s Gate (PC)....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 707
Amanda, Cory, Glendon, and special guest Aaron Amendola talk about the spaces we play in. Games: Resident Evil 3 Remake (PS4), Predator: Hunting Grounds (PS4), XCOM: Chimera Squad (PC), MB Bannerlord (PC)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 706
Amanda, Greg, Julian, and Rich talk about Sense Memories in Gaming. Games: VALORANT beta (PC), Butter Royale (Apple Arcade), Control (PC), Magic: The Gathering Arena (PC), Minecraft RTX(PC), Round Guard (Apple Arcade), Final Fantasy 7: Remake (PS4)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 705
Amanda, Cory, Rich, and Glendon discuss their current gaming Alpha and Omega: First game remembered vs last game played. Games: Final Fantasy 7: Remake (PS4), Stellaris: Federations DLC (PC), Mount & Blade 2 Bannerlord (PC), Animal Crossing (Switch), Doom Eternal (PC), Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective (Board Game)....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 704
Amanda, Julian, Rich, and returning guest McChuck talk about Fitness Gaming and Playing to Stay Active. Games: Eve Online (PC), Moonlighter (Switch), Remnant: From the Ashes (PS4), Armello (PC), Animal Crossing: New Horizons Seasonal Events (Switch), Jackbox games (PC), Dreamscaper (PC), RingFit Adventure (Swith), Just Dance 2020 (Switch), Fitness Boxing (Switch)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 703
Amanda, Julian, Rich, and Glendon talk Max Chillaxing: Games That Relax Us. Games that can calm vs games that aren't inherently relaxing, but help us unwind and process the world around us. Games: Stellaris: Federations DLC (PC), Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch), Doom Eternal (PC), Doom 64 (PC)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 702
Allen, Amanda, Julian, and Rich are joined by the site admin Jeff 'Doogiemac' Beeman to discuss gamerswithjobs.com updates and Online Distance Gaming. Games: Doom Eternal (PC), Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch), Ori and the Will of the Wisps (PC), Murder by Numbers (Switch) , FF7 Remake demo (PS4), Wasteland 3 Beta (PC), Black Mesa (PC), Death Crown (PC), Circle Empires (PC)....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 701
Amanda, Greg, and Rich talk about which video game characters they'd like to have with them for a Final Boss Fight!   Games: The Longing (PC), Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX (Switch), Ori and the Will of the Wisps (PC), Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 700
Amanda, Glendon, and guest Aaron Amendola take a 20/20 look back at each hundred-level episode and discuss some milestones made for gaming and GWJ. Games: Outer Wilds (PC), Division 2: Warlords of New York (PC), Spellbreak Closed Beta (PC), Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 The Black Order (Switch), Ori and the Blind Forest (Xbox)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 700
Amanda, Glendon, and guest Aaron Amendola take a 20/20 look back at each hundred-level episode and discuss some milestones made for gaming and GWJ. Games: Outer Wilds (PC), Division 2: Warlords of New York (PC), Spellbreak Closed Beta (PC), Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 The Black Order (Switch), Ori and the Blind Forest (Xbox)....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 699
Amanda, Julian, and Rich get into the games they're most looking forward to in 2020! Games: Device Six (iOS), Kentucky Route Zero (PC) , Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem (PC), Forgone (PC), Disco Elysium (PC), In Other Waters (PC)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 698
Amanda, Rich, Greg, and Glendon discuss Channeling Your Inner Protagonist.  Games: World Of Horror (PC), Them’s Fightin’ Herds (PC), Satisfactory (PC), Crypt of the NecroDancer (Nintendo Switch)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 697
Amanda, Karla, and Michael Zenke are joined by Chris O'Reagan from Cane & Rinse to talk about tabletop gaming and how to get into groups. Games: Vader Immortal (Oculus VR), Luna: The Shadow Dust (PC),  Sundered: Eldritch Edition (PC), Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem (PC), There’s This Girl (Android)....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 696
Allen, Amanda, and Rich talk about motivation to play, it's importance in our lives, and why you should make some time for that thing you've been meaning to play. Coffee Talk (Switch), Thief Town (Switch), Operencia: The Stolen Sun (PC), Kentucky Route Zero (PC), The Pedestrian (PC) Ironsworn (TTRPG)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 695
Amanda, Rich, Greg, and special guest Glendon announce a few site updates for GWJ and talk about some of their favorite games you may not heard of before. Video Games: The Outer Wilds (PC), The Cycle(PC), Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch), Through the Darkest of Times (PC), Speaking Simulator (PC)....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 694
This week Amanda is joined by Karla Andrich and Lara Crigger to discuss Narrative Crossovers and games. Video Games: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt (PC), Return of the Obra Dinn (PC), Kitsune Kitchen (PC), Kitty Love - Way to look for love (Switch), Frostpunk: The Last Autumn DLC Beta (PC), Kentucky Route Zero (PC)....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 693
This week Julian Murdoch and Allen Cook are joined by David Heron from The Game Design Roundtable Podcast to talk about board games they played at Winter Rabbitcon 2020. Board Games: Wavelength, Dune (1979), Just One, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Hanamikoji, Raccoon Tycoon, ShipShape....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 692
Greg Decker and Rich Lovejoy join host Amanda Knowlton this week as they dive into the mailbag backlog and answer your emails and more! Games: Death Stranding, Dragon's Dogma, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Gato Roboto, Consider It, Sayonara Wild Hearts....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 691
Julian and Amanda are joined by special guest Rob Daviau from Restoration Games to talk about Return to Dark Tower! Games: Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Slay the Spire, and Wattam....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 690
Another full house with Sean, Allen, Julian, Cory, and Amanda! The crew finishes off their favorite games list from the last decade....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 689
It's a full house with Sean, Allen, Julian, Cory, and Amanda! The crew starts to dig into their top ten favorite games from the last decade....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 687
Cory and Amanda are joined by special guest Nicole Banks to discuss accidentally becoming a gamer. Pokemon Sword & Shield, Revisiting Classics: Metroid Fusion and Rockband....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 686
Sean, Cory, and Julian discuss What Makes a Great Video Game Character & Some of Their Favorites. Games: Escape From Tarkov, Noita, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 685
Cory, Amanda, Julian, and Karla talk about Character Creators. Games: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Superliminal, Steam Remote Play, Ultimate Chicken Horse....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 684
Cory, Amanda, and Sean discuss Great Gaming Set-Pieces: Moments Intended to Awe. Games: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Planet Zoo, Bee Simulator....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 683
Amanda, Cory, and Julian catch up on your Emails! Games: The Outer Worlds, Modded Minecraft, Autochess/DOTA Underlords, Solitarica....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 683
Amanda, Cory, and Julian catch up on your Emails! Games: The Outer Worlds, Modded Minecraft, Autochess/DOTA Underlords, Solitarica....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 682
Amanda, Cory, and McChuck catch up with guest Aaron Amendola! Games: The Outer Worlds, Afterparty, Luigi's Mansion 3, Ring Fit Adventure, Destiny 2, Darkwood....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 681
Amanda, Shawn, Sean, and Julian get into Scary Games Beyond Jump-scares, Your Emails, and More! Games: The Outer Worlds, Disco Elysium, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 681
Amanda, Shawn, Sean, and Julian get into Scary Games Beyond Jump-scares, Your Emails, and More! Games: The Outer Worlds, Disco Elysium, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 680
This week Amanda, Allen, and Sean talk games, catch up on your emails, and celebrate International Gamers With Jobs day!...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 676
Amanda, Sean McKenna, and guest Rich Lovejoy talk Untitled Goose Game, Children of Morta, Hitman 2, Betrayal: Legacy, Kind Words, The Joyconjurer, and more!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 673
September 3rd: GWJ Conference Call Episode 673 World of Warcraft Classic, Children of Morta, Control, GWJ Donation Drive 2019, Shawn: Fond Memories and Safe Travels, your emails and more!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 671
This week Shawn, Elysium, Julian, Cory and Amanda pour through old news stories from the first year (2003) of Gamers With Jobs!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 669
This week Shawn, Elysium and Amanda launch the 2019 GWJ Donation Drive! We also have a report from Gencon on the coolest new games from the show!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 666
This week Cory, Amanda and Sean are joined by GWJ community member Jason (ThatGuy42) to talk about gaming on a budget!...




GWJ Conference Call Episode 660
This week Julian, Sean Sands and Shawn are joined by returning guest Shareef Jackson! We have so many games this week we had to skip the topic!...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 654
This week Sean Sands, Allen Cook and Julian Murdoch are joined by David Heron to talk about landmarks and going places in games....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 652
Pressed for time a bit this week, but Shawn, Amanda and Julian manage to carve out some time to talk about what franchises we wish had another kick at the can....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 648
This week Shawn, Julian and Sean are joined by Greg Decker to talk about all the time we put into games before we're even playing them....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 647
This week Shawn, Julian and Amanda talk about APE OUT, A Plague Tale: Innocence, The Division 2 Open Beta and more! They also chat about AI companions....


Gamers With Lives - Sean Sands
Sean McKenna hosts a series of interviews starting with the GWJ Conference Call podcasters and guests. This month Sean talks to Sean Sands. AKA The Game King, AKA Big Pilgrim. They talk about growing up and always on the move, his career, family and more!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 643
Trans Lifeline Charity Wrap-up, Sunless Skies, Subnautica: Below Zero, Mystic Vale, Kingdom Hearts 3, Your Emails and More!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 643
Trans Lifeline Charity Wrap-up, Sunless Skies, Subnautica: Below Zero, Mystic Vale, Kingdom Hearts 3, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 642
Resident Evil 2, Wargroove, Gothic Armada II, Anthem Demo, Card Thief, SEGA Heroes, Pikuniku, Jackbox Party Pack 5 and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 642
Resident Evil 2, Wargroove, Gothic Armada II, Anthem Demo, Card Thief, SEGA Heroes, Pikuniku, Jackbox Party Pack 5 and More!...




GWJ Conference Call Episode 638
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Scythe Digital, Kingdom Rush: Vengeance, MTG: Arena, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Games of 2019 We're Into, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 638
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Scythe Digital, Kingdom Rush: Vengeance, MTG: Arena, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Games of 2019 We're Into, Your Emails and More!...


Gamers With Lives - Shawn Andrich Part 2
Sean McKenna hosts a series of interviews starting with the GWJ Conference Call podcasters and guests. This month Sean talks to Shawn Andrich in part 2 of their long ranging interview. Future plans, the origins of Gamers With Jobs, the worst thing he ever did to his little brother and more!...

Gamers With Lives - Shawn Andrich Part 2
Sean McKenna hosts a series of interviews starting with the GWJ Conference Call podcasters and guests. This month Sean talks to Shawn Andrich in part 2 of their long ranging interview....




GWJ Conference Call Episode 634
X4: Foundations, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Reigns: Game of Thrones, Special Guest Luca Redwood From EightyEight Games, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 634
X4: Foundations, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Reigns: Game of Thrones, Special Guest Luca Redwood From EightyEight Games, Your Emails and More!...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 632
Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76, Minit, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus, Shawn's Secret Questions, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 632
Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76, Minit, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus, Shawn's Secret Questions, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 631
Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76 Pre-Launch, Tetris Effect, HellSign, Party Hard 2, The Little Touches That Mean So Much, Your Emails and More!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 631
Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76 Pre-Launch, Tetris Effect, HellSign, Party Hard 2, The Little Touches That Mean So Much, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 630
Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76 Beta, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Diablo 3, Chasm, GWJ Donation Drive Launched!, Checking in on Game Subscription Services, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 630
Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76 Beta, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Diablo 3, Chasm, GWJ Donation Drive Launched!, Checking in on Game Subscription Services, Your Emails and More!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 629
Red Dead Redemption 2, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, Spider-Man DLC, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, When Reality Gets in The Way of Fun ... Does Fun Still Win? Red Dead Labor Issues, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 629
Red Dead Redemption 2, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, Spider-Man DLC, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, When Reality Gets in The Way of Fun ... Does Fun Still Win? Red Dead Labor Issues, Your Emails and More!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 627
Super Mario Party, Yet Even More Spider-Man, Pizza Titan Ultra, NES on Switch, Arena of Valor and Magic The Gathering: Arena. Also, we check in with McChuck of Table Tanked to talk about game pairings....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 627
Super Mario Party, Yet Even More Spider-Man, Pizza Titan Ultra, NES on Switch, Arena of Valor and Magic The Gathering: Arena. Also, we check in with McChuck of Table Tanked to talk about game pairings....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 626
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, Wandersong, The Gardens Between, Head's Off, Clicker Racing, Forza Horizon 4. Also, we talk to Justin McElroy about The Sawbones Book and creating things as well as your emails & more!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 626
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, Wandersong, The Gardens Between, Head's Off, Clicker Racing, Forza Horizon 4. Also, we talk to Justin McElroy about The Sawbones Book and creating things as well as your emails & more!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 625
Moss, Beat Saber, some general VR discussion and Magic: The Gathering Arena. Also, getting deeply invested in your games, your emails & more!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 625
Moss, Beat Saber, some general VR discussion and Magic: The Gathering Arena. Also, getting deeply invested in your games, your emails & more!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 624
Nintendo Switch Online Plan NES Games, Bard's Tale IV, closing the door on Wow and even more Spider-Man. Also, 'Do gaming upgrades matter as much as they once did?', your emails & more!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 624
Nintendo Switch Online Plan NES Games, Bard's Tale IV, closing the door on Wow and even more Spider-Man. Also, 'Do gaming upgrades matter as much as they once did?', your emails & more!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 623
Spider-Man, Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, Donut County, Two Point Hospital, Why Is It Hard to Make Games From Famous IPs, your emails and more!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 623
Spider-Man, Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, Donut County, Two Point Hospital, Why Is It Hard to Make Games From Famous IPs, your emails and more!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 622
Spider-Man, Dragon Quest XI, Divinity Original Sin 2, PAX Wrap UP – Boyfriend Dungeon, Ashen & Villainous. Game Spaces That Remain Unexplored, your emails and more!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 622
Spider-Man, Dragon Quest XI, Divinity Original Sin 2, PAX Wrap UP – Boyfriend Dungeon, Ashen & Villainous. Game Spaces That Remain Unexplored, your emails and more!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 621
Divinity Original Sin 2 Coop, Donut County, Path of Exile: Delve, Subnautica, PAX West With Amanda, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 621
Divinity Original Sin 2 Coop, Donut County, Path of Exile: Delve, Subnautica, PAX West With Amanda, Your Emails and More!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 620
Graveyard Keeper, WoW Update, Dad Quest, Grimmwood, Phantom Doctrine, Are Re-Releases Choking Out New Games? Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 618
Star Traders: Frontiers, WoW Stuff, No Man's Sky, MTG: Arena, Dead Cells 1.0, Games Trending Toward in Early Access, Your Emails and More!...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 615
Milkmaid of The Milky Way, World of Final Fantasy, Hollow Knight, Battleheart 2, Rowdy Wrestling, MTG Arena, Your Emails and More!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 611
Hollow Knight, Octopath Traveller, Xenonauts 2, Lieve Oma, Cultist Simulator, State of Decay 2, How Expectations Change Your Threshold For Game Mechanics, Your Emails and More!...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 606
Revisiting Skyrim, MachiaVillain, Deep Town, Speed Dating For Ghosts, What Makes You Care About a Game Setting?, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 605
Pillars of Eternity II, Monster Prom, Enchanting Mahjong Match, Slay The Spire, Our Favorite Kind of Game Moments, Your Emails and More!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 604
Pillars of Eternity II, BATTLETECH, God of War, Bury Me, My Love, What Makes Game Characters Relatable? Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 603
BATTLETECH, God of War, Magi Quest, Tower of Time, Frostpunk, Nintendo Labo, Special Guest Justin McElroy, Your Emails and More!...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 597
Northgard, Gold Rush: The Game, Raspberry Pi Gameboy Hacks, A Magical Highschool Girl, Stuffed Fables, What Games Drag Us Back in After Finishing Them?, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 596
Surviving Mars, The Council, Shadow of The Colossus PS4, Subsurface Circular, Earworm's Kickstarter Launch, Trivia With Amanda, Your Emails and More!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 595
Into The Breach, Moss, One Hour One Life, Golf Story, When Is It Fair to Compare Movies to Games, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 594
Celeste, Assassin's Creed: Discovery Tour, Doom on Switch With Motion Controls, Beast Battle Simulator, Can Video Games Ever Be Large Cultural Events?, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 593
Evil Within 2, Subnautica VR, Darkest Dungeon, Special Guests Shawn Elliott and Jeff Green, When a Game Becomes Good, Your Emails and More!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 592
Civilization 6: Rise and Fall, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Celeste, Checking in With Soren Johnson and 10 Crowns, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 591
Monster Hunter World, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, Assassin's Creed: Origins The Hidden Ones, Subnautica, A Reading By Graham Rowat, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 590
Monster Hunter World, Zwift, The Red Strings Club, Tesla Vs. Edison Duel, Gloomhaven, Bringing Beginners Into Multiplayer Games, Your Emails and More!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 589
Gloomhaven, Slay The Spire, They Are Billions, Golf Story, Nintendo Labo, Sean Wishes Early Access Never Ended, Your Emails and More!...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 575
Forza 7, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Through The Ages, Destiny 2, Galaxy Trucker, Video Game Middle Manager, Your Emails and More!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 574
Divinity Original Sin 2, Heat Signature, Tembo the Badass elephant, Bendy and the Ink Machine, Cuphead, Destiny 2, Forza 7, Dishonored 2 Death of The Outsider, TopShelfGamer Interview, Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 573
Cuphead, Everybody's Golf, Divinity Original Sin 2, Metroid: Samus Returns, Hob, Project Octopath Traveler Demo, Your Emails and More!...








GWJ Conference Call Episode 556
This week Allen, Sean and Shawn are joined by Engaged Family Gaming's Stephen Duetzmann to make their hot E3 predictions!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 554
This week Julian, Shawn and Amanda are joined by former Irrational Games developer Bill Gardner who goes deep on development of his new company's game Perception which launches May 30th!...






GWJ Conference Call Episode 541
This week Shawn, Cory and Elysium talk about games you avoid playing, outmoded game mechanics and who would win in a podcaster fist fight?...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 536
This week Shawn, Cory, Julian and Amanda talk about the fresh Nintendo Switch announcements and some of their most anticipated 2017 games!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 533
Join Shawn, Allen, Julian and Elysium in the second half of our games of 2016! With special Cory and Amanda bonus content!...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 528
Dishonored 2, Tyranny, STEEP Open Beta, Planet Coaster, Google Earth VR, Overwatch Updates, Creating a Sense of Wonder, Your Emails and More!...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 524
This week Shawn, Allen, Amanda and Julian talk about the Nintendo Switch, League of Legends Semi-Finals live in New York and so many games!...




GWJ Conference Call Episode 514
This week Shawn, Julian and Amanda dive into whether or not we want to play in simulated worlds in the wake of No Man's Sky....






GWJ Conference Call Episode 502
This week Shawn, Julian, Cory and Rob Zacny talk about Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and how far games can go to meet them....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 501
This week Shawn Andrich, Sean Sands and Julian Murdoch revisit the very first topic from our first show! Game violence, where we stand 500 episodes later....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 500
It's our 500th show! Shawn Andrich, Sean Sands, Julian Murdoch, Allen Cook, Amanda Knowlton and Cory Banks are all on hand to celebrate!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 498
Dark Souls III, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, King's Quest, The Journey of Offworld Trading Company With Soren Johnson, Your Emails and More....





GWJ Conference Call Episode 487
This week Shawn, Elysium, Amanda and Allen talk about how pre-release coverage and opinions color their game experiences....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 486
This week Sean Sands, Julian Murdoch, Shawn Andrich and Rob Zacny talk games that begin with "The" and catch up on your emails!...




GWJ Conference Call Episode 478
This week Shawn, Elysium, Julian and Allen talk about character development vs. plot and video games. What a surprise!...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 474
This week Julian Murdoch, Allen Cook, Sean Sands and Shawn Andrich talk hot new games, new PCs and the kind of difference real places make in games....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 471
Steam Controller and Link, Wasteland 2: Director's Cut, Mad Max, Downwell, Special Guest Ian "Podunk" Dorsch  Talking Game Music, The Debut of The Meeples Song 'Portland', Your Emails and More!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 470
This week the GWJ crew is joined by community guest Michael Foster (Skiptron!). We discuss a lot of games and the games we've spent the most time in....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 469
This week Sean Sands, Julian Murdoch, Allen Cook and Shawn Andrich talk a whole mess of games and why they don't play realistic shooters quite so much....


The Beginner's Guide Spoiler Section
Julian Murdoch, Allen Cook, Erik Hanson, Shawn and Karla Andrich spoiler the heck out of The Beginner's Guide and delve into their unique reactions to the game....




GWJ Conference Call Episode 461
This week Shawn, Cory and Allen are joined by the amazing Chelsea (Aeneia) who talks about her psychological research and work around the gaming community to promote more positive social behavior....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 459
This week the usual chuckle heads are joined by amazing GWJ community member Amoebic! She comes bearing trivia questions and more!...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 454
This week Sean Sands, Julian, Allen and Shawn talk about their E3 impressions. We also have a segment with Jeff Cannata to talking his hands-on experiences at the show!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 452
This week Shawn, Elysium and Julian do an extreme amount of navel gazing and talk about how their history covering the industry....









GWJ Conference Call Episode 428
Join Sean Sands, Allen Cook, Rob Zacny and Shawn Andrich as they talk about their best and worst games and experiences in 2014! We also reveal Sean Sands as The Game King. All hail....




GWJ Conference Call Episode 421
This week Shawn, Julian and Elysium talk about games that play themselves for you. Shawn also reveals that he's the worst....



GWJ Conference Call Episode 413
This week Sean Sands, Cory Banks, Rob Zacny and Graham Rowat talk about the launch of the donation drive and weekend session games!...


A Long and Lonely Fall
A Long And Lonely Fall   a radio play by Kevin Kulp   Using the Bioshock Infinite world created by Ken Levine and Irrational Games   Starring Graham Rowat as Ezekiel Hunt and Karla Andrich as Violet Malloy   Featuring Kevin Kulp as Vanderwald, Rob Daviau as Jack Fowler, Rob Borges as Robert Adell, Lara Crigger as Lucy Adell, and Kristin Sands as Cassie   Sound production by Julian Murdoch, Graham Rowat, Rob Borges and Ian Dorsch Music by Ian Dorsch of Willow Tree Audio   Recorded at th...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 407
Join Shawn, Elysium, Julian, Allen and Rob Zacny as they debate whether or not games are a bit better when they're a little broken....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 406
Join Shawn, Cory, Russ Pitts and Walter Strapps as they discuss all the weird sites and smells that remind them of games....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 404
Our inter-dimensional flux technology has captured an alternate-dimension episode of the Conference Call! This one is from December 28th, 1994. Listen in on our alternate selves as we talk about our favorite games of 1994. Julian also interviews Rand Miller, Co-founder of Cyan Worlds and Co-creator of MYST!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 402
This week Shawn, Julian and Cory see what stuck in their minds now that the E3 dust has really settled. Jeff Cannata also chimes in with his E3 thoughts!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 401
This week Julian, Sean and Lara talk silent protagonists. Also an interview with the Project Lead for Europa Universalis IV, Thomas Johansson. And, finally, a Transistor spoiler section after the show....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 400
Julian, Sean, Jonathan and guest host Dru Staltman of Bootsnake games predict what we'll see at this year's E3. A bunch of wrong ensues....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 399
This week Cory, Sean, Allen and Jonathan talk the recent rash of PC remakes, and whether we can or should let go of our past!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 398
This week's show comes from summer Rabbitcon, and covers board games, board games and more board games! Shawn and Julian are joined by Graham Rowat, Lara Crigger and Cory Banks....



GWJ Conference Call Episode 392
Live from PAX East 2014! Shawn, Elysium, Julian and Cory are joined by Ken Levine and Elena Siegman for their 'Gamers With Jobs Saves Gaming' panel....



GWJ Conference Call Episode 386
This week David Heron joins Shawn Andrich and Julian Murdoch to talk about free to play mechanics encroaching on AAA games....




GWJ Conference Call Episode 378
This week Shawn, Elysium, Julian, Cory and Allen look back at their 2013 bold predictions and lay out some new ones for 2014!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 377
This week Allen Cook, Jeff Cannata and Jeff Green sit down with Shawn to recount their favorite games and experiences of 2013!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 374
This week Cory Banks snatches the hosting chair! Julian, Rob Zacny and Allen Cook join him to wax nostalgic about the last generation of consoles and more!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 372
This week Shawn Andrich and Sean Sands are joined by Dean Tate and Jeff Canatta to talk all things Xbox One! We also have a new reading by Graham Rowat and a report from the console wars....



GWJ Conference Call Episode 365
Episode 365! Join Elysium, Julian, Cory, Rob Zacny and Shawn as they sit around a table in Tahoe and answer your pressing questions....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 364
It's a full house this week at Allen, Cory, Elysium, Julian and Shawn catch up on what they've been playing and take a deep, dark look at SteamOS....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 363
This week Shawn and Elysium are joined by Jeff Green and Dean Tate to talk GTA V and more! We also have an interview with Dean Tate and Owen Macindoe to talk about launching Captain Bubblenaut!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 362
This week Shawn, Julian and Elysium are joined by Rob Borges! He's launching a Kickstarter and we're launching the donation drive. Symmetry!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 359
This week Shawn, Julian, Allen and Graham talk about all kinds of games, their favored platforms and more. After the credits we have a FINAL spoiler section for Gone Home....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 358
Lots of stuff this week! Tons of games, a report from Gencon, Emails and a half-spoiler section on Gone Home after the credits!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 357
This week Shawn, Elysium and Cory talk about the Oculus Rift, Everquest Next and more! We also have a spoiler section for the game Brothers after the credits....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 355
It's a big one this week as Shawn, Elysium and Julian talk about whether or not AAA games are held to a different standard than indie titles. After the credits, the long awaited Last of Us Spoiler Section with Rob Zacny, Dean Tate, Cory Banks, Karla Andrich and Shawn!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 354
This week community member Walter Strapps joins the show to talk about games, e-sports, things in games that drive you nuts and more!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 352
Live from rabbitcon! This week we talk about games, cars, music and more! We also have a new reading from Graham Rowat and a hot track from The Meeples....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 350
This week Julian, Cory and Elysium talk a whole mess of games and how consoles will fit into their lives in the future....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 348
We are hot and heavy into E3! This week the crew records fresh off the Sony press conference to give their thoughts on the day....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 346
This week we announce Cory's new job with PC Gamer! We also have an interview with Denis Dyack and Shawn Jackson of Precursor Games about Shadow of the Eternals!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 345
This week Shawn, Julian, Elysium and Rob Zacny emerge from their podcasting couple retreats to talk about finding authenticity in games....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 343
This week Julian, Elysium, Allen and Justin McElroy talk about what they see in the MMO genre and what they're looking for....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 342
This week Shawn, Cory and Jonathan talk about the proliferation of Let's Play style videos. We also have a new reading by Graham Rowat!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 339
This week Shawn, Elysium and Allen are joined by community member Jason Edmunds! Apologies for Allen's track this week, it's a bit rough....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 338
This week Shawn, Elysium and Julian have a non-spoiler discussion of Bioshock Infinite. They also share their PAX 2013 thoughts and impressions! After the credits, Shawn, Cory and Jeff Cannata have a spoiler discussion about Bioshock Infinite....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 337
Shawn, Elysium, Julian, Cory, Jeff Green and Justin McElroy talk about why they game in front of  live audience at PAX East....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 335
This week Shawn, Elysium, Julian, Rob Zacny and Jeff Cannata talk SimCity, games as service, Jeff's new Kickstarter and more!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 333
The PS4 Reveal brings more questions than answers. We discuss the implications and realities with returning guest Graham Rowat....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 329
This week Allen, Julian, Cory and Shawn talk about the (potential) new genre of games with little in terms of mechanics....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 328
This week is our show recorded at rabbitcon! Lots of boardgames and RPGs discussed, we'll get back to video games next week!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 327
This week Shawn, Elysium, Julian and Jon shafer talk about some of the weirdness out of CES and Jon's chilling view of a keyboardless future. We also have a new reading by Graham Rowat!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 325
This week we make our bold predictions for 2013! We also have a segment from Allen Cook, Rob Zacny, JP Grant and Charlie Hall talking about their favorites from 2012....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 323
Part one of our 2012 retrospective! This week we talk about the games of the first half of 2012. We also have a segment with Justin McElroy to share his thoughts on the past year....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 322
This week Jeff Cannata joins Shawn, Elysium and Julian to talk some Bioshock Infinite and whether or not spoilers (in general) are such a big deal....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 321
This week former 1Up allum and current Bioshock Infinite designer Shawn Elliott joins the crew to talk about game attachment psychology! We also have a Walking Dead spoiler section after the credits!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 319
This week Cory, Julian, Allen and Shawn reveal their deep, dark gaming confessions. Shawn and Julian also dish on the Wii U!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 317
This week Shawn, Julian, Cory and Rob Zacny talk games. Shawn and Justin McElroy also file their grievences on Assassin's Creed 3 and we have another reading by the talented Mr. Graham Rowat....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 316
This week we get reports from east and west coast GWJ Day events! We also do a Dishonored spoiler section after the credits....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 314
This week Cory takes the big chair and guides Sean Sands, Julian and Jeff Cannata through a show about XCOM, Dishonored and playing games the right (or wrong) way....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 312
This week Shawn, Julian, Sean and Cory talk about how gaming fits into their day to day lives and ravenous Pomeranians....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 309
This week marks the triumphant return of Jeff Green! We talk about community outreach for game companies and much more....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 308
This week Shawn, Julian, Elysium, Rob Zacny and Michael Talk about the financial state of the industry, the future and a whole bunch of games!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 307
This week we have a special feature written by Julian Murdoch and performed by Graham Rowat! We also have an interview with the producers of the upcoming arcade documentary, 100 Yen.  00.01.22 Diablo III--paragon style!00.05.20 Darksiders 200.10.07 King's Bounty: Legions00.15.59 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron00.21.00 Guild Wars 2!00.36.35 This week's topics:00.37.11 Rabbit's article read by Graham Rowat, a real voice actor and GWJer!00.46.35 Interview with 2 guys from Winnipeg (Stratus Studios), makers of ...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 306
This week Shawn, Julian, Justin McElroy and Jonathan Downin talk about Sleeping Dogs and more! We also have a live segment from Gencon! Chairman_Mao's Timestamps00.02.35 Sleeping Dogs00.18.40 Julian's gameplay struggles00.22.13 Rocksmith Bass DLC and an extended riff on Julian's future in music00.29.28 Persona 300.36.22 Darksiders 200.38.33 This week's topic: Gencon01.26.23 Your questions!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 305
This week Shawn, Elysium, Julian and Rob Zacny talk about developer relations with the press. After the credits, a spoiler section for Spec Ops: The Line! 00.03.07 Firefall (recently updated!)00.09.57 Sound Shapes00.19.11 Driver: San Francisco00.27.43 FTL00.38.01 This week's topic: Should developers talk to the Media?00.56.02 Your emails!01.19.49 Spoiler section: Spec Ops: The Line...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 304
This week Julian, Lara, Allen and Shawn talk about Zynga copying game design. Cory also sits down with 10000000 developer Luca Redwood!...




GWJ Conference Call Episode 297
This week Shawn, Cory, Julian and Rob Zacny talk about real stuff getting into our games. After the credits, a Dragon's Dogma spoiler section with Polygon's Justin McElroy!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 292
This week James Stevenson from Insomniac Games joins Shawn and Elysium to talk Outernauts, going Facebook and much more!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 289
This week Jeff Cannata joins the crew to talk about levelling and RPG systems invading games. The free to play angle, Diablo III and much more. We also have an interview with Portal creator Kim Swift about Quantum Conundrum!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 287
Our first ever PAX Panel! Ken Levine and Jeff Green join Shawn, Elysium, Cory and Julian to talk about getting older in gaming....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 285
This week Julian, Cory, Allen and Elysium talk about the casual market and after the credits, a Journey Spoiler Section!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 284
This week Sean, Julian, Shawn and special guest Justin McElroy talk about Diablo III's release date, Wasteland's Kickstarter, appearing in games and more. There's also a Mass Effect 3 spoiler section after the credits!...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 278
This week Shawn, Elysium, Julian and Rob Zacny talk about the state of game preservation, the Diablo III beta and more!...



GWJ Conference Call Episode 273
This week Allen, Shawn, Elysium and Julian look back on their bold predictions from 2011 and make fresh ones for 2012....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 271
This week is all about the MMOs! Mainly The Old Republic, but Sean, Shawn, Julian and Cory also get into their fondest memories from MMO launches of yore....



GWJ Conference Call Episode 267
This week Allen and Rob Zacny join Shawn to talk a bunch of new games and where Skyrim falls short. Karla also hops in for a segment to talk about Zelda: Skyward Sword!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 266
This week Shawn, Julian and Elysium are joined by both Justin McElroy and Jeff Cannata! Lots of Skyrim talk and thoughts on what to do when the trilogies have run their course....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 265
This week David Heron joins Shawn, Julian, Cory and Lara to talk about Uncharted 3, whether games deserve introspection and much more!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 264
This week we talk Battlefield 3 and Rocksmith for games. There's two spoiler sections this week!  Batman: Arkham City 56:00 to 1:15 Dragon Age 2: Mark of The Assassin (and other DA2 stuff) 1:15:00 to 1:42:00...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 261
This week Shawn, Julian and Elysium talk about whether or not games inform or reflect our societies. Also, RAGE, Dark Souls and more!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 260
This week Shawn, Julian and Cory are joined by Jeff Cannata from The Totally Rad Show! Thoughts on Rage, DOTA 2, The Binding of Issac, breaking the status quo and more!...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 258
This week Shawn and Elysium are joined by Russ Pitts to talk Dead Island, coop games, video killing the games journalist star and more!...

GWJ Conference Call Episode 257
This week Sean Sands and Julian are joined by Rob Zacny and J.P. Grant to talk about their deep love for consoles, JRPGs and deep, story-based games. I think it was love ......


GWJ Conference Call Episode 255
This week Shawn, Elysium, Allen and Rob Zacny talk about Deus Ex: Human Revolution and a bunch of topics spinning off that theme....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 254
This week Sean Sands triumphantly returns to the show! To celebrate, we talk about all the games we're excited about this Fall....

GWJ Conference Call Episode 253
This week Shawn, Cory and Julian are joined by Michael Zenke to talk about MMOFPS games, blurring lines and the state of pay....


GWJ Conference Call Episode 251
This week Greg Kasavin joins us to talk about Bastion and a great deal more! Stay tuned after the credits for an insightful Bastion spoiler section....