video games Archive

Gamer’s Gambit 17: Final Fantasy 7 Remake and the Great Quarantine of 2020

May 5, 2020 @ 10:05 pm

Al and Wayne are back! Rather than re-watch an episode of Tiger King why not listen to our hosts talk about video games? Some topics include:

The long awaited Final Fantasy 7 remake

The games we're playing to help us through social distancing

Can MMOs be used to study outbreaks?

Video games and addiction

Opinion: Should Aerith live?

Want to contact us? Got an idea for a topic you would like to see us discuss? Email


Filed under video games, gaming, Final Fantasy · Comments

Geekery in General 244: Black Mirror S3E2-Playtest

December 12, 2019 @ 1:03 am

Al and Chad discuss video games, horror, technology, and how it all comes together in this episode of Black Mirror.

Want to contact us? Email


Filed under video games, horror, Technology, Black Mirror · Comments

Gamer’s Gambit 16: Shigeru Miyamoto, Disney Games, Mental Health, and Blizzard

November 9, 2019 @ 4:57 pm

Al and Wayne cover (mostly) positive stories this month.

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto receives Japanese Cultural Merit Award

Classic Disney games re-released

Video games may be good for male mental health

Teen uses online gaming friendship to prevent a suicide

Battling mental illness with the power of video games! (

Opinion: Blizzard's response to suspending esport athlete and the bigger picture

CORRECTION: Al attributes all the Lion King and Aladdin games to having been released by Capcom. This is incorrect. Only the SNES version was released by Capcom. The rest were released by Virgin Interactive Entertainment and Westwood Studios.

Want to contact us? Email



Filed under video games, gaming, Nintendo · Comments

Gamer’s Gambit 15: Video Games, Violence, and Politics

August 21, 2019 @ 9:30 pm

We cannot ignore the tragic loss of life that occurred at the hands of mass shooters earlier this month. Once again, politicians point the finger at video games. We'll discuss the latest attack on video games as well as some other stories.

Psychologist says video games can help with depression

Nintendo, Sony And Microsoft will require developers to disclose loot box odds by the end of 2020

Bandai/Namco getting ready to enter the mobile game market

Garfield Kart: Furious Racing coming in November

New tax on video game consoles

Loot Crate goes bankrupt

Opinion: Violence, Video Games, and Politics. Will it ever end?

Want to email us? Contact



Filed under video games, gaming · Comments

Geekery in General 240: Final Fantasy Record Keeper Updates

August 16, 2019 @ 4:58 am

Al and son discuss some of the recent updates to Record Keeper including Realm Chains, the Record Lab, artifacts, and more.

Want to email us? Email


Filed under video games, mobile games, gaming, Final Fantasy, FInal Fantasy Record Keeper · Comments

Gamer’s Gambit 14: Switch Lite, TGX16, Smoking, Space Invaders, LotR, and Fan Games

July 19, 2019 @ 3:41 am

Lots of video game stories to cover this month! We also have a side conversation about Transformer toys.

Gamers upload over 2 million Mario Maker 2 levels

Nintendo releases Switch Lite

Turbo Graphix 16 mini game titles announced

No smoking in Gears of War 5

Space Invaders movie is in the works

New Lord of the Rings game in development

Fire Emblem: Three Houses to allow same sex relationships

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan game

Opinion: Should game companies embrace fan games?

Want to contact us? Email


Filed under video games, gaming · Comments

Gamer’s Gambit 13: Bloodstained, D&D games, Turbographix 16, and doctors playing games

June 19, 2019 @ 1:48 am

Lucky number 13! Al and Wayne discuss a variety of news and topics.

Bloodstained Ritual of the Night is out!

Final Fantasy 7 remake release date announced

Crunch time in the video game industry

Dungeons and Dragons PC games coming to consoles

Doctors and video games

Netflix to license their titles to video game developers

Turbographix 16 retro system

Opinion: Games as a service-would it be good or bad?

Want to reach out to us? Email


Filed under video games, mobile games, gaming, D&D, Dungeons & Dragons · Comments

Gamer’s Gambit 12: Feel Good Stories and Bad Parenting

May 16, 2019 @ 2:41 am

Al and Wayne are back with some feel good stories and crazy parents. Stories include:

Mobile phone game might help predict if you are at risk of Alzheimer's disease

Video games can help with language skills

Senator from Missouri proposes bill to ban all loot boxes

Castlevania and Contra Anniversary Collections

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night release date announced

Video games can help teens make better decisions

Opinion:Parents destroy their children's video games as punishment. What's the point?

Want to email us? Contact


Filed under video games, gaming, Castlevania · Comments

Geekery in General 235: Final Fantasy Record Keeper Worst Characters

May 2, 2019 @ 11:51 pm

At the time of this recording Final Fantasy Record Keeper offers more than 200 playable characters. Not all of them were created equally. Some characters from this game have limited skills or a small selection of weapons and armor. These handicaps can limit their effectiveness. In some cases even having a couple of soul breaks for the character won't do them much good! Al and son discuss who they think are the least useful characters in the game.

CORRECTION: Al mentions Ceodore gets a record material that gives him a high chance to heal an ally when using knight abilities. This is incorrect. It is only a moderate chance.

Any other FFRK fans out there? Do you agree or disagree with our picks? Feel free to email us at


Filed under video games, mobile games, gaming, role playing games, Final Fantasy · Comments

Gamer’s Gambit 11: Game Boy, SNK, Star Wars, Minecraft, and PewDiePie

May 1, 2019 @ 10:58 pm

This week's stories include:

Game Boy turns 30

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection coming to XBoxOne

Video gaming can have a negative effect on girls

Using Minecraft as a teaching tool

Star Wars: Fallen Angel

Apple restricts screentime apps

Opinion: Will there ever be another PewDiePie?

Want to contact us? Email


Filed under video games, gaming, Nintendo, Star Wars · Comments

Point of Insanity Network



Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App