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Dialogue Options-A Video Games Podcast

20
Dec 2021

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 194: The Game Awards 2021 Results Show

Greetings listeners!

We're back with our final episode for the year!

We start with a Quest Log where we finally make time for some juicy spoiler-filled discussion for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy now that Joel has hit credits and can finally talk freely about one of 2021's biggest surprises, and Kyran makes time for some early Halo Infinite impressions.

MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY SPOILERS 0:25:36 TO 0:49:52

Meanwhile in our Bonus Round we break down the latest Keighley's and go over some of the surprises at the award show, including wins that made us happy, losses that bummed us out, and who won our little wager this year. We also break down the reveals in a very ad-filled year for the show, if there's any we didn't get excited enough about then let us know!

If you want to reach out to us in the lead up to our massive 2021 Game of the Year episode next year with any of your own personal highlights then hit us up below!

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3
Dec 2021

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 193: The Game Awards 2021 Prediction Showdown

Greetings listeners!

On this week's episode we have a small Quest Log as Joel tries to talk about Inscryption without spoiling what made it blow his mind and Kyran gushes over one of this year's most revered indie titles, Death's Door.

It's that time of the year again, folks! The Keighleys are just around the corner and we're back with another prediction showdown where both Joel and Kyran run through the list of nominees and say who they voted for and who they think will win. This year we've decided to pass on the esports and content creator awards as we just didn't know enough about any of the nominees to make an informed choice.

We also spare a little time at the end for some predictions and wild hopes for announcements and reveals we may see at the Game Awards.

If you want to get in touch with us to let us know who you think will win, feel free to hit us up using the links below.

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Joel: https://twitter.com/joelymac

Kyran: https://twitter.com/lemonmanx

18
Nov 2021

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 192: Seeking the Elden Ring

Greetings listeners, we're back with another episode!

On this week's show we focus entirely on what we've been playing with a Quest Log only episode, which tracks given Kyran held everyone up in October to gush about Metroid (sorry not sorry).

Joel and Kyran have both reached credits on the incredibly simple and fun Unpacking from Witch Beam Games and discuss how much they enjoyed the experience, including the subtle but effective underlying narrative told exclusively through the gameplay's strengths. We also talk about our time with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy where Kyran tries to convince Joel to pause what he's playing at the moment to get back into finishing it, it's almost certainly one of 2021's most surprising video games.

Lastly we have the two main games of the show, Joel has spent the last week getting his fix with Forza Horizon 5 and fills Kyran in on all the details from Playground's newest racer for fans of all skill levels, meanwhile Kyran waded into the Elden Ring closed network test over the weekend and spends almost too much time talking to Joel about everything he loved about the preview and how much he already misses it.

The Game Awards nominees are out so its very likely our next episode will be us running down the list and making our picks, so make sure you go to get your votes in as well! (Specifically for Metroid Dread as GOTY, let's make this happen)

If you want to hit us up feel free to do so using any of the links below!

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Joel: https://twitter.com/joelymac

Kyran: https://twitter.com/lemonmanx

11
Nov 2021

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 191: The PAX Radio Special

Greetings listeners!

We're back with a special episode this week, or rather we are releasing an episode we recorded especially for PAX Australia's PAX Radio back in October.

On this episode we return to our good ol' 'Kill Your Babies' / 'Battle Royale' format by picking a list of Australian indie games and attempting to crown our favourite, whilst hurting each other along the way because every single one of these games is worth a look.

We had originally planned a normal episode this week but some stuff came up and now we'll be releasing it next week. If you want a tease you can look forward to hearing Joel's early thoughts about Forza Horizon 5 and Kyran will be spending this weekend diving into the Elden Ring closed beta, so there's plenty to look forward to.

If you want to reach out to us then feel free to hit up any of the links below!

Email: contact@dialogueoptions.com

Website: www.dialogueoptions.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/DialogueOptions

Joel: https://twitter.com/joelymac

Kyran: https://twitter.com/lemonmanx

27
Oct 2021

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 190: The Big Metroid Dread Episode (Full Spoilers)

Greetings listeners!

We're back with another episode of the podcast and a second episode focused on Metroid Dread (probably our last one, thanks to Joel and everyone for humouring Kyran).

We spent the start of the episode doing a spoiler-free recap of our thoughts now that we've both rolled credits before rolling into breaking down the game's story, running through the game's bosses and enemies, and finishing off by talking about the power-ups featured in the game. 

METROID DREAD SPOILERS START AT 0:27:55

If you have any (literally any) Metroid Dread thoughts hit us up! You can find us through any of the links below and Kyran is always eager to talk about his favourite Nintendo franchise.

See you next mission!

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Kyran: https://twitter.com/lemonmanx

11
Oct 2021

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 189: Metroid Dread Early Impressions

The fated day has arrived!

Metroid Dread is finally here! The long awaited fifth (and final) entry in the original Metroid story arc has officially released on the Nintendo Switch just last week. So we decided we'd strike while the iron was hot and sit down to dish on our early impressions on the newest Metroid title.

We do our best to avoid major spoilers beyond what was initially shown in the game's early E3 showing and a few of the trailers, but we fully intend to break it all down in a full spoilers episode at some point in the not too distant future so be sure to keep an eye out for that.

Until then, sit down and plug in some headphones. Kyran's been waiting a long time to do this episode.

If you want to reach out to us with any Metroid Dread thoughts of your own feel free to use the links below!

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Joel: https://twitter.com/joelymac

Kyran: https://twitter.com/lemonmanx

 

29
Sep 2021

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 188: Nintendo Directs Our Attention to Bayonetta

Greetings listeners!

On this week's show we have a PACKED Quest Log, both Joel and Kyran have early impressions for both Dreamscaper and Tales of Arise respectively, both games they'll be circling back on at a later date. We then talk about how we've been finding Eastward, the first game from Chinese developer Pixpil, and gush about how much we love the game's visuals and Zelda-like gameplay. Lastly, we've also finished a new game! We talk about our time with The Artful Escape whilst keeping spoilers to a minimum, if you have access to a PC or an Xbox it is absolutely a game we recommend checking out.

Meanwhile, over in the Bonus Round we breakdown the latest Nintendo Direct that was packed with some pretty big surprises. We got our first look at a 3D Kirby, Nintendo confirmed rumours that N64 (and Sega Genesis) would be joining the Nintendo Switch Online line up in October for an undisclosed additional cost, our first official glimpse at the highly anticipated Bayonetta 3 and the entire internet was left reeling after the cast announcement for the Super Mario Bros. animated movie coming next year featuring Chris Pratt as Mario.

Segment Timecodes
Quest Log: 0:13:53
Bonus Round: 1:09:21

Metroid Dread is coming, Kyran is looking forward to hearing from all of you next week when the game drops and we are all collectively playing it on our Switches.

As always thank you for your support, if you want to reach out to us then feel free to hit up the links below!

Email: contact@dialogueoptions.com

Website: www.dialogueoptions.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dialogueoptions

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DialogueOptions

Joel: https://twitter.com/joelymac

Kyran: https://twitter.com/lemonmanx

17
Sep 2021

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 187: The PlayStation Showcase

Greetings listeners!

Sorry about the episode being a little late, this week has been another bumpy one in a long string of similarly bumpy ones as we continue to feel a bit fatigued by the endless barrage of stuff that 2021 continues to throw our way.

First up we've got a Quest Log where Kyran goes over his return to Destiny 2 with the recent launch of the Season of the Lost ahead of 2022's release of the new Witch Queen DLC, he has quickly been sucked back in by Bungie's incredibly fun shooting mechanics and the ever addicting act of making the numbers go up. Meanwhile, Joel has gone back in time to finish Psychonauts among all the excitement for the sequel and he fills Kyran in on his thoughts on the game, how it has aged, and how excited he is to play the sequel.

Elsewhere in the show we go through each game shown at the latest PlayStation showcase, billed as the show for the PlayStation 5. We talk about whether we thought it delivered and talk about the highs (like the insane talent over at Insomniac and how good the new God of War looks) to the lows (like that incredibly pointless GTA5 trailer). It doesn't make the console easier to get, but it does look like the future is looking good for PlayStation 5 owners as we move further into next generation becoming the current generation.

Segment Timecodes
Quest Log: 0:10:43
Bonus Round: 0:55:11

If you want to get in touch with us then feel free to hit us up using the links below!

2
Sep 2021

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 186: Gamescom Opening Night Live 2021 Breakdown

Greetings listeners!

On this week's Quest Log we've got a bit of a mixed bag of impressions from Joel who's been spending a little time with Art of Rally, the Ollie Ollie games on Switch, and dipped his toes in the Riders Republic open beta that recently took place. Meanwhile Kyran managed to finish NEO The World Ends With You and attempts to tell Joel how cool it is to have a sequel to an underappreciated Nintendo DS gem (and lament how the original game is hard to emulate on anything but a DS given the control scheme it used)

Then we jump over to Dope or Nope where we've got a brand new Gamescom Opening Night Live to break down that featured a few surprises and updates to both new and unannounced games, our personal highlights being Marvel's Midnight Sons and the newly announced Saints Row reboot. We also make a bit of time at the end of the show to talk about the recent very early look at Motive Studio's Dead Space remake.

Segment Timecodes
Quest Log: 0:09:38
Dope or Nope: 0:50:46

We're closing in on the release of Metroid Dread, so get yourselves ready for a bumper dose of Metroid excitement when that game drops in just over a month's time.

If you want to reach out to us feel free to hit us up using the links below!

Email: contact@dialogueoptions.com

Website: www.dialogueoptions.com

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Joel: https://twitter.com/joelymac

Kyran: https://twitter.com/lemonmanx

18
Aug 2021

Dialogue Options Podcast Episode 185: Heading Into The Boyfriend Dungeon

Greetings listeners!

Joel fills Kyran in on his fresh enrolment at Dodgeball Academia where he sharpens his Dodgeball skills to kick off this week's Quest Log. We also talk about our very early impressions from the recently released Boyfriend Dungeon (date those weapons!) and facing the hordes of the undead in Back 4 Blood's Open Beta.

Meanwhile over in the Bonus Round we break down the most recent Indie World featuring plenty of indies that either shadow dropped on the day and we now want or are coming out soon and we desperately want them. There's a lot to love from this latest showcase!

Segment Time Codes
Quest Log: 00:09:42
Bonus Round: 01:06:14

See you next mission (hit us up using the links below if you want to get in touch with us)

Email: contact@dialogueoptions.com

Website: www.dialogueoptions.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dialogueoptions

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DialogueOptions

Joel: https://twitter.com/joelymac

Kyran: https://twitter.com/lemonmanx

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