Nick and EJ talk Detective Pikachu, Stan Lee, Prima Games, Diablo, Nintendo Switch and NPD lists!
EJ Olson and Nick Durheim discuss the latest in video game news, whatever tickles our retro fancies, and generally devolve into goofs and gaffs. Posted weekly on Wednesdays.
Nick and EJ talk Detective Pikachu, Stan Lee, Prima Games, Diablo, Nintendo Switch and NPD lists!
You heard EJ vent with Leif on Saturday's extrasode, but now it's time for Nick to clock in and punch out some false suppositions. But also some of this stuff is still pretty uncertain and opinions are weird, man. 4 weeks left until Super Smash Bros Ultimate!
A belated reaction to the Nintendo Super Smash Bros Ultimate direct. EJ and guest from the group chat Leif Tjaden revel in their disappointment!
Rumors, leaks, speculation---the Grinch has it all this week. The boys talks Super Smash Bros Ultimate and the reported roster leak, Spider-Man DLC impressions, and the ill-fated Playstation Classic. (Sorry, no Red Dead Redemption, partner.)
It's been a slow news week, but the boys chat Dark Souls, Golden Sun, Mario Party and Spider-Man. Video games, go!
Through the trials and tribulations of an internet connection gone rogue, Nick and EJ somehow manage to chat a bit on Golden Sun, go into the latest Microsoft rumors to purchase Obsidian Entertainment, Microsoft and Google both announced game streaming platforms, Rockstar working its employees into the ground, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Ubisoft's ridiculous obsession with micro-transacting weird stuff, and Nintendo's newly announced Bad Limited Edition for the upcoming Diablo III port. Stay tuned for some hilarious phone-based humor.
The boys chat with some Very Special Guests, Leif and Drew, and finally ramble about Spider-Man for PS4, assemble the Zelda defense force, debate what games are really about, then muse a bit about the potential for a Switch revision. We will never apologize for the audio quality, but we might apologize for how off the rails this gets. There may have been whiskey involved. We're sorry!
It's a slow week, so the boys chat about EJ's impressions on God of War, Nick tries to define a JRPG and whether Paper Mario fits in that mold, and then to kill some time and tickle our collective nostalgia noodles, we run down some series we'd like to see revived from an undeserved dormant state. (Also just put it on the Switch dang it)
Since y'all are lazy and we're trying to hit that sweet SEO, we discuss: Paper Mario, Super Mario RPG, KOTOR, Dragon Quest Monsters, Mother, Pokemon Pinball, Chrono Trigger, Castlevania, Monkey Island, Golden Sun, Castle Crashers, Age of Empires, Tony Hawk, 2D Metroid, Disney Platformers (Aladdin, Tarzan, Chip n Dale, Duck Tales), Final Fantasy Tactics, Mega Man Battle Network, Dark Cloud, Wario Land
Telltale shuts their doors, Nintendo Online (sort of) works, and EJ and Nick break down the potential Playstation Classic lineup.
A belated breakdown of the delayed direct!
EJ loses it over Nitnendo's online service, console variants and MARIO. Nick remains as cool as a cucumber.
Nintendo Indies, Spider-Man #PuddleGate, Cyberpunk, and more!
Join EJ and Nick as they discuss Hollow Knight, Jackbox games, get distracted by the daunting future of console gaming, then wax nostalgic about the Mega Man X Legacy Collections. Hoo ha hoh!
IGN, Sony's Spiderman, Nintendo and the Smash Bros HYPE.
EJ and Nick are joined once again by the grand gamer Andrew Chavez, and with his help, run through E3 2018 to make some soft "predictions"---because come on, everything has been leaked or teased already.
The boys wax over recent(ish) Nintendo news before receiving a last minute prompt from a few fellow Nintendo stans---top five character additions to Super Smash Bros Switch, GO!
EJ's traveling for work (still), so here's another episode from the backlog! This week, Andrew Chavez from The Precipice Between Two Hills podcast joins EJ and Nick to talk about money, Jeff Bezos, anime and sometimes video games. Console Crusade GO
Friend of the program Brennan Dryer drinks a beer and talks some shit about video games.
The boys wanted to get together and (finally) catch up on all of the game news from the past two months, but things didn't quite go as planned (as usual). Console Crusade, GO!
It's been awhile, but EJ's back to have a chat with aspiring game developer Milo Kent-Pettit. We're still dealing with some technical issues, so bear with us!
Special Guest: Milo Kent-Pettit.
The boys dive deep and cast their imaginary ballots for 2017's Game Awards. Is it Nintendo's year? Or can Sony and Microsoft make themselves a presence? Listen to Nick and EJ wax over a list of games they've never played!
The boys talk Nick's new PlayStation purchase, Super Mario Odyssey, Skyrim on Switch, and then tease a Wii-Eulogy.
The boys talk EA, Star Wars, flippin LOOT BOXES and of course, Nintendo. Let the classic edition speculation begin!
The La Croix Boix are back, talking Nintendo Switch, Gamestop and Amazon Retro Zone. EJ and Nick also discuss which franchises they want to come to their beloved Nintendo platform---more games that EJ will never finish!
EJ is still bad at games, and Nick doesn't let him forget it. Console Crusade, GO!
The boys are busier than ever, which means game news has gone in one ear and out their rears. Instead they talk about what they've been playing lately, and argue over which of John Williams scores is actually best!
The lads catch up and chat Nintendo as usual. Also, we play shooters now.
It's been another long hiatus (the boys will be releasing again consistently this autumn!) but they're finally back with some rumblings and ramblings, choppin' it up over their nostalgia for the N64 and PSOne. Croc is the GOAT---stay out our mentions!
Special Guest: Trever Chaffe.
The announcement of an impending video game remaster is almost always met with a collective sigh, but EJ and Nick ramble about even more they'd like to see. SPY-RO! SPY-RO!
The gaming press event of the year has blown past us, and what better way to celebrate than to talk about it way too much? We watched 'em so you don't have to, but this isn't a summary - it's a veritable dissertation on all the best (and worst) of the Electronic Entertainment Expo. E3 brother!
EJ and Nick are back after an interminable hiatus, and after a not-so-quick catching up with some "retro" pickups we've acquired, we dive into E3. Sure, it seems a bit late for that, but that's how we operate! Hear us ramble about EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo - and haphazardly cobble together our idea of an SNES Classic. We're back!
It's been a few weeks since the Nintendo Switch launched, but the boys haven't had any time to record in between all of the Zelda they've been playing, and all of the Zelda they've been playing. Come listen to EJ and Nick articulate themselves as well as a couple of bumbling Bokoblins!
EJ and Nick exercise their adept proclivity to dwell on the esoteric---AKA they bullshit about memes for way too long. Maybe they talk about the Switch, maybe they wax philosophical and debate the necessity of graphical powerhouses, but they definitely miss the other's point completely and make themselves sound like idiots. Tune in to another dynamite episode!
Esteemed lord of the geeks, Andrew Chavez, swears fealty to the Console Crusade before breaking down Marvel's most recent game announcements. He and EJ go off the rails in imagining what the ultimate Marvel video game may look like; Manifold, Swordsman, Black Knight---AVENGERS ASSEMBLE!
Special Guest: Andrew Chavez.
If there's one thing the boys do well, it's not making any sense whatsoever. This week, they tackle an all digital future, the Castlevania television series, E3, South Park, Rocket League, Nintendo, AAAAAND some other stuff. Nick eats some bread. EJ eats some bread. Who's in charge of quality control around here?
It's been a few weeks, but the boys are back to muse nonsensically and talk some game news for the first week of February. EJ may sound like an 80 year old woman, but he's got the vigor of 78 year old, we assure you. Nick sounds level headed as usual, but that's only because you can't see the faces he's making. Huzzah!
The boys have tried to keep things civil during prior discussions, but the time for etiquette has passed. EJ grows irate over Nintendo's continued ill-informed decision making, and has a few choice words for the guys over at Limited Run Games. Even the Fire Emblem Direct wasn't enough to sauce the big fella up! He tried his damndest to keep his attitude (and his mouth) in check, but even Nick isn't able to rein him in at times. THIS. IS. The...Console...Crusade?
Video game news has slowed to a trickle in a post Nintendo press conference world: the fellas have nothing better to do, so it's time to regurgitate some useless facts. What the hell do Cal Ripken Jr, a Trump brother and Wonder Woman have to do with each other? Hit that play button and find out!
As a couple of fellas who just can't WAIT for the Nintendo Switch, the boys spend an hour or so discussing how terrible it's going to be. They may sound angry (blame the $6 wine, dextromethorphan and Nick's questionable taste in snack food) but rest assured, they've got 7 pre-orders between the two of them. SWITCH!
2016 was a big year for video games, but the boys didn't play any of them! EJ Olson and Nick Durheim discuss their dreaded backlogs, casually discussing which titles they spent time with during the last calendar year. The Console Crusade podcast has been called many things, and lazy is definitely one of them. Don't worry, Nintendo Switch breakdown inbound!
The leaks keep leaking and the sources are as unreliable as they are believable, but these good ol' boys are full of hope and pessimism. Join EJ Olson and Nick Durheim on this debut episode of the Console Crusade podcast as they discuss the much anticipated Nintendo Switch, speculating on recent rumors as well as discussing their Switch wishlist---their Switchlists?