Nintendo Switch

The Alpha Build 30: Nintendo Switch Launch; FCC okays privacy invasion

A week after the Nintendo Switch launched has it lived up to expectations now that consumers have it in their hands? And as the FCC continues to evolve under a new administration, Senator Jeff Flake introduces a bill allowing ISPs...

/ March 10, 2017
Xbox Game Pass

The Alpha Build 29: Microsoft unveils Xbox Game Pass; FCC attacks Net Neutrality

In this week's podcast, Microsoft announces an innovative new subscription service, Xbox Game Pass, granting access to their catalog for just $10 a month.

/ March 3, 2017
Ghost Recon Wildlands review

Ghost Recon Wildlands beta review

Ghost Recon Wildlands, releasing March 7, aims to merge emergent tactical gameplay with an open world environment. After the beta we're confident Ubisoft can pull it off.

/ March 1, 2017
Ghost Recon Wildlands

The Alpha Build 28: Ghost Recon Wildlands; is Doomfist coming to Overwatch?

We weigh in on Ubisoft's highly anticipated Ghost Recon Wildlands, releasing March 7. An updated take on a storied franchise mixing open-world gameplay with more tactical elements. We're hooked.

/ February 25, 2017
Destiny 2

The Alpha Build 27: Call of Duty 2017, Destiny 2, and For Honor

Activision's investor call proved to be an unlikely source of gaming news last week when they dropped hints about the next Call of Duty and Destiny 2.

/ February 18, 2017

For Honor open beta impressions

Ubisoft's new IP, For Honor, received an open beta. Despite some initially positive impressions it quickly devolved into a mess of frustrating gameplay and controls.

/ February 12, 2017

Runnin’ East to West Ep 2. – Super Bowl preview and GM hires

In our new NFL podcast, John and Max preview the Super Bowl match-up between the Falcons and Patriots and look at the two new GMs hired this weekend.

/ January 31, 2017

The Alpha Build 25: Andromeda trailers; death of Net Neutrality

New FCC chair Ajit Pai will likely kill Net Neutrality and introduce a number of anti-consumer policies.

/ January 29, 2017

The Alpha Build 24: Are video games stagnating?

This week on The Alpha Build we tackle the question of: are video games stagnating? It seems like every new game that comes out has a number attached to the end of it or some subtitle indicating its place in...

/ January 20, 2017

The Alpha Build 23: Nintendo Switch predictions; more Rogue One

We give our predictions about the Nintendo Switch presentation, discuss the news about how Rogue One might have ended, and then chat about the role of AIs like Siri and if we like our home assistants.

/ January 13, 2017