The Nextlander Podcast

Longtime friends and games media colleagues Vinny Caravella, Brad Shoemaker, and Alex Navarro share their combined decades of knowledge, expertise, and passion for games with weekly discussions about what they're playing, what's happening in the industry, and whatever else they're up to.


episode 56: A Special Zone Called Cyberspace

This week's episode is your one-stop shop for pet bathing strategies, games like Redout 2, Neon White, and a Starship Troopers RTS (??), the news from the Nintendo Direct not-so-Mini, the wrestlers-liking-video-games industrial complex, the great Sonic 3 soundtrack mystery, and a paean for Bernie Stolar.

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(00:00:00) NOTE: Some timecodes may be inaccurate in versions other than the ad-free Patreon version due to dynamic ad insertions. Please use caution if skipping around to avoid spoilers. Thanks for listening.
(00:00:10) Intro
(00:01:32) The show rundown
(00:02:35) Alex's piping situation
(00:04:07) Giving the dog a bath and the big fish
(00:07:06) Let's talk some general pet ownership
(00:16:05) The games
(00:16:13) Neon White [PC (Microsoft Windows), Nintendo Switch] on Jun 16, 2022
(00:27:31) First Break
(00:27:36) Redout 2 [PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch] on Jun 16, 2022
(00:44:57) Starship Troopers: Terran Command [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jun 16, 2022
(01:01:07) The Looker [PC (Microsoft Windows)] on Jun 17, 2022
(01:05:06) SpiderHeck
(01:08:44) Second Break
(01:08:48) The News
(01:08:54) Reports of layoffs at Unity
(01:15:31) The Nintendo Direct Mini
(01:16:51) Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
(01:21:07) Railgrade
(01:25:57) Sonic Frontiers
(01:27:32) Portal: Companion Collection
(01:28:23) Into the Breach expansion and mobile versions
(01:33:44) John Cena loves 2D Metroid
(01:38:48) Michael Jackson and Sonic 3?
(01:46:09) Bernie Stolar passes away
(01:52:15) Wrapping up and thanks
(01:52:41) Stuff coming up
(01:55:19) Got an email? Send it in!
(01:57:31) Mysterious Benefactor Tier Shoutouts
(01:59:38) Podcast at Nextlander Dot Com
(02:00:38) Nextlander content updates
(02:01:22) See ya!

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