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Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers

Hosts Andrew Kimball and Dylan Wren explore the world of video games from the perspective of average video game players. The goal of this show is to shine a light on awesome people in the gaming community while also diving deep into some of our favorite games. Do you enjoy playing games on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, PC, or even physically on a board? Love getting lost in massive role playing games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim? How about overcoming challenges in games like Dark Souls or Bloodborne? Or even competing in your favorite sports game like MLB The Show or Madden? And don't forget the colorful and vibrant worlds of Mario and The Legend of Zelda! Then give Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers a listen and let us know what you think. Stay Friendly, Gamers!

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Dark Souls III
As fires fade and the world falls into ruin, developer FROMSOFTWARE and director Hidetaka Miyazaki continue their critically-acclaimed and genre-defining series with Dark Souls III. Fans and newcomers alike will get lost in the game's hallmark rewarding gameplay and immersive graphics. Now only embers remain…Dark Souls III is an action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows. The third and final entry in the Dark Souls series, it is played in a third-person perspective. The players have access to various weapons, armor, magic, and consumables that they can use to fight their enemies. Hidetaka Miyazaki, the creator of the series, returned to direct the game after handing the development duties of Dark Souls II to others.Dark Souls III was critically and commercially successful, with critics calling it a worthy and fitting conclusion to the series. It shipped over three million copies within its first two months and over 10 million by 2020. Two downloadable content (DLC) expansions, Ashes of Ariandel and The Ringed City, were also released.WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
144:20 4/15/24
Dark Souls II
Developed by FROM SOFTWARE, Dark Souls II is the highly anticipated sequel to the grueling 2011 breakout hit Dark Souls. The unique old-school action RPG experience captivated imaginations of gamers worldwide with incredible challenge and intense emotional reward.Dark Souls II brings the franchise’s renowned obscurity & gripping gameplay innovations to both single and multiplayer experiences.Join the dark journey and experience overwhelming enemy encounters, diabolical hazards, and the unrelenting challenge that only FROM SOFTWARE can deliver.Dark Souls II is a 2014 action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware. The second installment of the Dark Souls series, it was released for Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Taking place in the kingdom of Drangleic, the game features both player versus environment (PvE) and player versus player (PvP) gameplay. Dark Souls II was released in March 2014 after some initial delays, with the Windows version being released the following month.It was a critical and commercial success. A remastered version of the game, titled Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows in April 2015. It contains the original game and its downloadable content with upgraded graphics, expanded online multiplayer capacity, and various other changes. A sequel, Dark Souls III, was released in 2016.WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
135:45 4/8/24
Dark Souls
Prepare for a new, despair-inducing world, with a vast, fully-explorable horizon and vertically-oriented landforms. Prepare for a new, mysterious story, centered around the world of Lodran, but most of all, prepare to die. You will face countless murderous traps, countless darkly grotesque mobs and several gargantuan, supremely powerful demons and dragon bosses. You must learn from death to persist through this unforgiving world. And you aren’t alone. Dark Souls allows the spirits of other players to show up in your world, so you can learn from their deaths and they can learn from yours. You can also summon players into your world to co-op adventure, or invade other's worlds to PVP battle. New to Dark Souls are Bonfires, which serve as checkpoints as you fight your way through this epic adventure. While rested at Bonfires, your health and magic replenish but at a cost, all mobs respawn.Beware: There is no place in Dark Souls that is truly safe. With days of game play and an even more punishing difficulty level, Dark Souls will be the most deeply challenging game you play this year.Can you live through a million deaths and earn your legacy?Dark Souls is a dark fantasy action role-playing game series developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It began with the release of Dark Souls (2011) and has seen two sequels, Dark Souls II (2014) and Dark Souls III (2016). The series was created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and has received critical acclaim, with its high level of difficulty being among its most discussed aspects, and the first Dark Souls is often cited as one of the greatest games of all time. By 2023, the series had shipped over 35 million copies outside of Japan. Other FromSoftware games, including Demon's Souls, Bloodborne, and Elden Ring, share several related concepts and led to the creation of the Soulslike subgenre.WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
154:21 4/1/24
35 Video Game Questions - with Aubrey, Abi, and Delaney
On this episode of Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers, Andrew and Dylan are joined by some very special guests in order to take things back to the days of Level Playing Field! Aubrey, Abi, and Delaney join the show to answer 35 video game questions while enjoying some adult beverages. Obviously chaos ensues, and obviously Andrew regrets it all when it's time to edit, but hopefully you, the listener enjoy the ride!  WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.g Support the show
148:46 3/25/24
Bridging the Gap Between Triple A and Indie Games
Join hosts Andrew Kimball and Dylan Wren on this episode of Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers as they delve into the captivating realm of double A (AA) video games. As the industry experiences a shift in talent and a rise in mid-tier game development, our hosts explore the impact on the gaming landscape and the attention now given to these unique titles.From discussing the distinctions between double A and triple A games to sharing their personal experiences with discovering lesser-known gems, Andrew and Dylan unpack the allure and potential future of double A games. Listeners can expect insights into successful titles, the debate surrounding game classifications, and the rising appreciation for indie and double A games among gamers.WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
67:11 3/18/24
Super Mario Bros. Wonder - Featuring Joe Sommer (and Special Guest)
On this episode of the podcast, Andrew is joined by his new brother-in-law, Joe Sommer! They discuss the latest game in the 2D Mario series, Super Mario Bros. Wonder! Everything from the Wonder Flowers, to the playable characters, to the fresh art-style and personality of the game is talked about. At the end of the conversation they give their verdicts, is this game one of the all time greats, or can you skip it? Listen and find out!Be sure to stick around at the end of the episode to hear what Andrew's daughter thought about Super Mario Wonder! He recorded a 10 minute interview with her and they talk about Wonder and her thoughts on the Mario movie. TIMESTAMPSBowser Spoilers - 43:13Verdicts - 50:22Check out Joe's writing here - https://www.wowhead.com/news/a-look-back-at-frost-death-knight-in-dragonflight-and-war-within-wishlist-337351 WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.g Support the show
69:37 3/11/24
Gaming Subscriptions and the Streaming Future
In this episode of Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers, hosts Dylan Wren and Andrew Kimball delve deep into the world of gaming subscriptions. The hosts explore the value of Xbox Gamepass and its potential impact on traditional game purchases. They also discuss the rising prices of games and the sustainability of such high costs for consumers, emphasizing the changing nature of game experiences and the impact on gamers' wallets.Throughout the episode, they share their own experiences and preferences for purchasing games, while also highlighting the influence of game subscription services on the gaming industry. They analyze the potential impact of subscriptions on game development and accessibility for indie studio games. The evolving landscape of digital content ownership and potential risks associated with digital purchases are also examined, along with concerns about the increasing cost of media consumption and the fragmentation of gaming subscriptions. Listeners are encouraged to vote with their wallets, avoid getting caught up in social media outrage, and consider the future implications of gaming subscriptions on the industry. WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
63:49 3/4/24
Sea of Thieves, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Xbox Drama - Neighborhood Watch
On this episode of the Neighborhood Watch, Andrew and Dylan break down the recent Xbox drama and the overreaction from the gaming community. Then, they dive into the list of games they've been playing recently. Andrew has been playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with his daughter while Dylan had been vibing in Sea of Thieves. They have also each been playing their preferred card games of choice, Magic the Gathering and Marvel Snap. And there is some chat about Skull and Bones and the intense marketing push behind a game no one seems interested in playing. We hope you enjoy listening!WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
70:37 2/26/24
Final Fantasy VII Remake - With Caleb Van Nice
On this episode of "Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers," host Andrew Kimball dives into the world of Final Fantasy VII Remake with guest Caleb Van Nice. They dissect the challenges of translation in video games, delve into the visual and narrative elements of the game, and discuss the incredible and intricate combat system. Andrew and Caleb express excitement for this unique remake and share some constructive criticism for the future installments in the series. So please enjoy this conversation between our host and his guest as they embark on an insightful and engaging journey through the captivating realm of Final Fantasy VII Remake.Spoilers Start - 56:29Spoiler End/Verdict - 1:47:30WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
115:52 2/19/24
Interviewing Kevin, Host of the Gamer Parents Podcast
This week on the show, the FN Gamers are joined by the host of the Gamer Parents Podcast, Kevin! They discuss the rewards and challenges of podcasting and streaming while also taking care of their family responsibilities. Kevin shares the motivations behind his content and that at the end of the day, he enjoys doing something he loves with his wife and that's what really matters. The crew also discusses the world of videos games, diving into the upcoming games they are excited about, the phenomenon that is Palword, Kevin's favorite games of all time and more! The episode wraps up with Andrew hosting a game for Kevin and Dylan to compete in. Who comes out the victor? Listen and find out!Follow the Gamer Parents Podcast here -https://linktr.ee/gamer_parents_podcastFollow the FN Gamers here - WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
59:24 2/12/24
Reminiscing About Rock Band (and Guitar Hero)
In this episode of Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers, hosts Dylan Wren and Andrew Kimball delve into the world of music rhythm games with a focus on the iconic series, Rock Band. They explore the challenges and delights of finding high-quality instrument controllers, as well as the social dynamics of playing alongside friends and family. You can also expect to hear nostalgic tales from the hosts' personal experiences with Guitar Hero and Rock Band, along with insightful speculations about the future of music gaming in regard to Epic's acquisition of Harmonix. From discussing the physical wear and tear on plastic instrument controllers to the importance of couch co-op, the hosts guide listeners through an engaging conversation packed with enthusiasm and expertise. It's a must-listen for anyone passionate about gaming, music, and the power of rhythm to bring people together.Remember to tune in and share your favorite memories and thoughts on rock band and Guitar Hero games in the Friendly Neighborhood Discord! And don't forget to leave a rating or review to help spread the love for Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers!WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
71:53 2/5/24
Two Great RPGs, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot and Baldur's Gate 3 - Neighborhood Watch
The neighborhood watch is back! On this episode Andrew and Dylan talk about a bunch of fun games they've been enjoying over the last month or so! Dylan gives some thoughts on Baldur's Gate 3 and how he'll probably never stop playing it. Andrew has been filling in the gaps of his Dragon Ball Z knowledge by playing through Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot and having a great time with it. Along with that, Andrew played and finished the rogue-like mode for God of War: Raknarok, called Valhalla. He talks about how it is a great experience for someone new to this genre. Dylan has been playing Factorio and talks about what he enjoys about that game. And both hosts have been playing Fortnite. The game has finally clicked for Andrew and he's been enjoying his time in the most popular game in the world!They also predict a Super Smash Bros. style fighting game eventually coming to Fortnite and Andrew wants it to happen right now...TIMESTAMPSMain Topic - 14:07Baldur's Gate 3 - 15:22DBZ Kakarot - 29:37GoW Valhalla - 38:03Magic the Gathering - 45:37Factorio - 49:58Fortnite - 56:56Assassin's Creed Odyssey - 1:19:26WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
93:21 1/29/24
Fantasy Football But It's For Nerds -The FN Fantasy Critic League 2024
Andrew and Dylan are joined by Eric and Phil from The Wait For It podcast and Stefan (Eric's brother) to talk about the results of the 2023 Fantasy Critic League and to draft for the 2024 league! Jay Davis of Super Bracket Bros is also part of the league this year but couldn't make it to the recording.It's looking like it's going to be an exciting year for Fantasy Critic in 2024! To keep up with the leagues' activity, join our Discord with the link below. Or use the Fantasy Critic link to view the league on the website.Wait For It info -  https://linktr.ee/waitforitpodcastSuper Bracket Bros info -  https://superbracketbros.buzzsprout.com/  WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
71:18 1/22/24
Results for 2023 and New Predictions for 2024
Last year Andrew and Dylan made predictions about things they thought would happen in 2023. Now it's time to look back and see who was correct! Whichever host got the most predictions correct gets to choose a game for the other to play. Once they have finished it, they will record an episode about it. Along with that, it's time to make predictions for 2024! Who has the craziest ideas about the upcoming year? Who is playing it safe? Listen to this episode to find out! And join our Discord server to let us know what your predictions are for 2024!WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
94:41 1/15/24
The Third Annual FN Game Awards
**Lies of P Spoilers** check the timestamps below.It's time once again for the annual FN Game Awards! Andrew and Dylan give out awards to the games they played this last year. Awards such as, best art-style, best villain, biggest letdown, and so many more! We hope everyone had a great holiday season and we appreciate you listening to the show!Time stamps for spoilersSpoilers for Lies of P - 30:03Spoilers for Lies of P end - 32:20WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
87:33 1/8/24
Game of the Year 2023
On this episode of the podcast Andrew and Dylan share their top 10 games of 2023! Along with that, they also go over the various "year in review" data from Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox. We hope you enjoy and we hope you also had a wonderful year of gaming in 2023!TIME STAMPSGOTY talk starts at 29:20WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.g Support the show
94:19 1/1/24
The Unforgiving Wheel of Christmas Songs - A SBBCU Holiday Special
It's time once again for the Super Bracket Bros, The Friendly Neighborhood Gamers, Game of Groans, and The Wait For It podcast to gather around a holiday topic and argue about it. This year the gang aims to find out what the best Christmas song of all time is. It goes about as well as you would expect...Check out the playlist of songs that were debated on the episodehttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/0Sz8l32L8fwmj4ffwjWqWu?si=a61a4a18821b4e70Follow all of the shows with the links belowhttps://superbracketbros.buzzsprout.com/https://www.gameofgroanspod.com/https://linktr.ee/waitforitpodcasthttps://www.fngamers.com/Support the show
99:24 12/25/23
Episode 100
Join Andrew and Dylan for a very special milestone episode as they take a look back over the past year and answer some questions from the community!WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
83:05 12/25/23
Remnant II
On this episode of Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers Andrew and Dylan take a deep dive into Remnant 2. Remnant 2 is a third-person shooter action role-playing video game developed by Gunfire Games and published by Gearbox Publishing. A sequel to Remnant: From the Ashes, the game was released for PlayStation 5, Windows and Xbox Series X/S on July 25, 2023. Like its predecessor, Remnant 2 is a third-person shooter inspired by Soulslike video games. Players can wield up to two guns, alongside their melee weapon. And at the beginning of the game, players can select their character archetypes. While the first game features procedural generation by changing a level's layout and enemy spawn points, it has been significantly expanded in Remnant 2. According to Gunfire Games, enemy types, the aesthetic of a region, boss characters, non-playable characters and the game's storyline and quests are also randomly generated. Players can play through the entire game solo, though the game also supports a three-player cooperative multiplayer mode.The hosts break down what they thought about the gameplay loop and whether the procedural generation worked well or not. They also discuss the puzzles in this game and discuss if they added to the overall experience or not. They tackle the question of whether or not this game should be called a soulslike game or it there could be a better category for it to fit in. And lastly, they talk about their individual builds and how they approached the game as a far as weapons and gear. TIMESTAMPSVerdicts - 1:00:34WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
70:54 12/18/23
Geoff Keighley's Game Awards 2023
Welcome back to the neighborhood, on this episode Andrew and Dylan are talking about the 2023 Game Awards! The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony honoring achievements in the video game industry. Established in 2014, the show is produced and hosted by game journalist Geoff Keighley, who worked on its predecessor, the Spike Video Game Awards, for over ten years. In addition to the awards, The Game Awards features premieres of upcoming games and new information on previously-announced titles.The bulk of this episode is dedicated to breaking down the winners of each category. But Andrew and Dylan also critique the structure of the show itself and how they think it could be improved moving forward. Along with that, they also talk about some of their favorite announcements from this year and discuss which ones they are most looking forward to. TIME STAMPSAward Winners start here - 13:09Announcements start here - 1:00:07Keep up with the FN Gamers hereWEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
83:22 12/11/23
Assassin's Creed Mirage and Destiny 2 Disappoint While Remnant 2 and Evil West are Great! - Neighborhood Watch
This is a big episode of the Neighborhood Watch! On this episode, Andrew and Dylan talk about how much fun they are having playing Remnant 2 together! Andrew also talks about how great Evil West and Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty are. Dylan played Cocoon and had a great time as well. But it can't all be nice, Andrew started playing Assassin's Creed Mirage and has a lot to say about it. Most of it is not good. Dylan has been playing Destiny 2 again and having fun with the game (as always) however, Bungie has hit a bit of a rough patch lately and the guys discuss  what's been happening with the studio lately. TIME STAMPSMain Topic/Remnant 2 - 12:04Evil West - 29:07Cocoon - 38:41Phantom Liberty - 47:22Assassin's Creed Mirage - 49:49Dungeons 4 - 1:02:39Destiny 2 - 1:07:35Bungie Rough Patch - 1:11:36Housekeeping - 1:22:06Keep up with the FN Gamers hereWEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.g Support the show
87:05 12/4/23
The Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Crossover Event Part One - Featuring The Wait For It Podcast
Welcome to Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers! In this episode, our host Andrew Kimball is joined by guests Phil Smith and Eric Serna from the Wait For It Podcast to dive spoiler-free into the thrilling world of Marvel's Spider-Man 2. In part one of this two-part discussion, the trio delves into the game's exciting stealth mechanics, the joy of web-slinging through New York City, and the satisfying use of gadgets to take down foes. They also explore the introduction of a counter mechanic in combat, sharing their mixed opinions on its effectiveness and discussing its impact on boss fights.The conversation expands further to cover the game's story and characters, with Phil and Eric offering their take on the portrayal of MJ, Peter, and Harry, as well as the struggles and growth of Miles Morales. They discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the storytelling and share their thoughts on the portrayal of iconic villains such as Venom and Craven.Our hosts also touch on the gameplay improvements, including the revamped abilities for both Spider-Man characters and the enjoyable changes made to the gadgets system. They explore the different gameplay styles of Peter and Miles, sharing their preferences and experiences using the various suits available.As they wrap up their discussion, Andrew, Phil, and Eric evaluate the game's overall impact and give it their ratings, while also highlighting some minor glitches and technical issues they encountered along the way. Don't miss this insightful and entertaining episode of Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers, as the hosts and guests provide a comprehensive, spoiler-free overview of Marvel's Spider-Man 2.  Look forward to the spoiler conversation this Wednesday on The Wait For It podcast.Listen to part two herehttps://linktr.ee/waitforitpodcastKeep up with the FN Gamers hereWEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
69:19 11/27/23
The Game Awards Nominees, Armored Core 6, Super Mario Bros. Wonder and More! - Neighborhood Watch
This week Andrew and Dylan share their thoughts on the recent nominees for The Game Awards. They discuss who they think will win, confusing categories, games that are missing, and more.After that they dive into the games they've been playing recently. Andrew has played and beaten Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon and Super Mario Bros. Wonder. Dylan has been playing Wild Hearts and Warcraft Rumble. Listen to hear what they think of this group of games.Want to be part of the conversation and the community? Use the link below to join our discord server!WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
68:26 11/20/23
The Games of Our Childhood - With Aubrey Kimball
Aubrey is back in the neighborhood to chat with Andrew about the games that defined their childhood. Dylan couldn't make it this week so it was the perfect opportunity for two siblings to sit down and reminisce about all of the great games they played during their early years. They discuss educational games like Reader Rabbit and Hades Challenge. They talk about handheld games on their Gameboy Colors and Nintendo DS systems. They highlight games on the Gamecube like Twilight Princess, Soul Calibur II, and Lord of the Rings the Return of the King. And they take a trip down memory lane to the time where the whole world was playing World of Warcraft (including them).WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
87:24 11/13/23
"Bad" Games That We Love
On this episode of Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers, hosts Dylan Wren and Andrew Kimball delve into the world of bad games that they love. From "scary" dialogue to unimpressive shooting mechanics, they explore games like "Mafia 3" and "Call of Cthulhu" that may not have received high review scores but still hold a special place in their hearts. They also discuss games like "Darksiders 3" and "The Sinking City" that offer unique gameplay experiences despite mixed reviews. The hosts also share their thoughts on upcoming episodes and invite listeners to join their Discord server to share their own experiences with underrated games. Tune in for an engaging discussion on finding hidden gems and appreciating games for their own merits, rather than solely relying on critical acclaim. Don't forget to rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform and check out their YouTube channel for more gaming content.WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
78:18 11/6/23
Interviewing Matthew Bliss - Professional Podcast Editor and Host of The Dead Drop Gaming News Podcast
In this episode of Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers, hosts Dylan Wren and Andrew Kimball interview Matthew Bliss, a professional podcast editor and host of The Dead Drop Gaming News Podcast. Matthew shares insights into his journey as a podcast editor and the development of his own shows. He discusses the origins of The Dead Drop Gaming News Podcast. Matthew emphasizes the importance of determining a specific topic for a podcast to attract interested listeners and shares his experience with engaging his audience. The conversation explores various aspects of podcasting, including recent industry news and the challenges and rewards of being a podcast editor. Matthew provides tips for collaboration and finding a balance between perfectionism and self-critique. He also shares his plans for scaling his podcast editing business and expanding into other ventures. Overall, this episode offers valuable insights into the world of podcast editing and the creation of engaging gaming content from the perspective of a seasoned professional.Follow Matthew hereDead Drop Game News: https://deaddropgamenews.captivate.fm/listen From My Home To Yours: https://frommyhometoyours.captivate.fm/listen For podcast production consultations, head to https://www.mbpod.com/. Or send him an email blisserypodcasts@gmail.com and to talk about podcasting!Follow the FN Gamers hereWEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
104:32 10/30/23
A Deep Dive Into Marvel's Spider-Man - Featuring The Wait For It Podcast
On this episode of the Friendly Neighborhood Gamers podcast, Phil and Eric from The Wait For It Podcast stop by to talk all things Spider-Man! Spider-Man 2 is out now so what better time to reminisce about the first game in the Insomniac series, Marvel's Spider-Man? The crew breaks down all the things they love about the game and also some of the things that weren't as strong (looking at you Mary Jane).  There is a dedicated spoiler section with an obvious spoiler warning so you can listen even if you haven't played or finished the game yet! Just check the timestamps below.TIMESTAMPSspoilers start - 50:45spoilers end - 1:21:45Follow The Wait For It Podcast herehttps://linktr.ee/waitforitpodcastFollow the FN Gamers hereWEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.g Support the show
94:14 10/23/23
A Deep Dive Into Lies of P - Bloodborne Meets Pinocchio
On this episode of the Friendly Neighborhood Gamers podcast, Andrew and Dylan break down Lies of P. Lies of P is a new addition to the soulslike genre and it wears its inspiration on its sleeve. What if Bloodborne was based on Pinocchio? But that isn't to say that it is just a reskin. Lies of P offers a lot of new ideas within the genre while playing into what makes it great.Listen as the guys discuss what they liked and what they think could be improved upon in this challenging game. Topics of conversation include the weapon system, side-characters, story, world-building and lore, favorite and least favorite bosses, and more! There are time stamps below if you want to skip spoilers for now and come back when you've finished the game.TIMESTAMPSspoilers - 54:12verdicts - 1:46:38WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
117:39 10/16/23
Baldur's Gate 3, Warhammer 40k Darktide, Lies of P Impressions, and more! - Neighborhood Watch
This week on the Friendly Neighborhood Gamers podcast Andrew and Dylan give some impressions on games that they are both playing for the first time! Andrew has been playing Lies of P, a Bloodborne inspired game based on the world of Pinocchio. He has also been playing the super impressive and somewhat overwhelming RPG based on the world of DnD, Baldur's Gate 3. Dylan has finished Lies of P and has also been playing Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. A Left 4 Dead style game where you fight your way through hordes of enemies. He has also been playing Marvel's Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4 and has been learning just how little he really knows about the Spider-Man universe. Listen to impressions on all of these games and get a little talk about Andrew's recent trip to Disneyworld and LEGOLAND on this episode of the Neighborhood Watch! The Disneyworld chat ends around 13 minutes and 6 seconds in to the episode if you wanna get right into the gaming talk. WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
70:59 10/9/23
Huge Xbox Leak and a Dive Into the Backlog
On this episode of Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers, Andrew and Dylan share their thoughts on the MASSIVE Xbox Leak that happened a couple of weeks ago. After that they take a look at their backlogs. But more than that, they try to answer the question, "what is a backlog, anyway?" It's a great conversation about gaming and the hard to quantify place where we put the games we haven't played, want to play, need to get back to, etc. If you want to join the conversation, use the link below to join our Discord server and come chat with us!WEBSITE https://www.fngamers.com/DISCORD https://discord.gg/euhEYZxC58 TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/F_N_GamerzINSTAGRAMhttps://www.instagram.com/yourfriendlyneighborhoodgamers/YOUTUBEhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgS_YRAM8_PlWNvxrjQshAFANTASY CRITIC LEAGUEhttps://www.fantasycritic.gSupport the show
62:43 10/2/23

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