Video games! There’s a reason we play them, and a lot of it has to do with story…


This episode focuses mostly on Overwatch and RiME (but we talk about other games too!)


Our friend, Steve Saylor – who’s been a guest on Hardcover – is legally blind, and this is his experience with VR:


Today’s harmonica segment: what’s your favourite video game and why? (Or what’s your favourite game for each console?) Tweet us about it @hardcoverradio!


Thanks for listening!

This week, we’re discussing a video game franchise that has made a huge impact on popular culture: The Legend of Zelda!


Breath of the Wild, the newest game in the series, is one of the highest rated video games by critics and players alike!


Tweet us your favourite Zelda game or experience @hardcoverradio!


Thanks for listening!

Here’s part two of our series on video games!

We know games use words to advance stories, plotlines, and to help immerse characters into the world that surrounds them. We look into a classic that told your story. A classic that we all died of dyssentery from. Of course, that game is Oregon Trail.


People still love that game because of its nostalgic factor. We examine nostalgia and how that affects our game experience. Is Oregon Trail really that good? Which Tomb Raider is better? Do we side with Ratchet & Clank for the PS2 or the re-make for the PS4?

We also cover heavily story based games, and focus on Oxenfree. Peter’s currently playing through Oxenfree on his Youtube channel. Link below!


So what do you think? Weigh in here or on Twitter @hardcoverradio



This episode is a 2-parter! Because we had so much content we needed two parts to cover it all. We talk about video games! More specifically, we discuss what a narrative game is and why we play them. We also discover things like Pokemon Go and how EVEN that can be a narrative. But it’s the best kind! It’s the narrative YOU’RE creating!

We also discuss Detroit: Become Human which is a pretty cool lookin’ PS4 game due out in 2017.

Peter rants about the ending to Mass Effect III, and we cap it all off with a Jazz Trio from Ontario! Enjoy part 1!


In part 2 we’ll discuss more styles of narration and HOW a story drives a game forward. Stay tuned!


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Get ready for the Nintendo nostalgia! From Zelda to recent release, Ark, we’re continuing our discussion of words in video game culture!



Have you played Paper Mario?



Jon Tron reviews a terribly hilarious video game, Zoo Race (***some profanity in this video, be warned!***)



Watch game play footage of Ark: Survival Evolved here!


Child of Light and Ori and the Blind Forest have some basic similarities:

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Here’s the full 25th Anniversary Zelda Soundtrack performed by full orchestra!


Share your favourite story about video games with us @hardcoverradio! Thanks for listening!


Today we’re talking about storytelling in a few current and established video games!


Fallout 3 is a RPG involving 1950s aesthetic and themes in a post-apocalyptic American wasteland.


Fallout 4 is coming soon!


The Stanley Parable is game of one part frustrating and one part hilarious! Click on the red door to watch a trailer!



(Did you do it? If so, read A. If not, read B:

A: You watched the trailer, like I said. Very good. I can see we are going to get along splendidly. You can move on to the next paragraph.

B: You like to march to the beat of your own drum. But trust me, it’ll be a lot better if you click on the red door. Let’s try this again. Ahem! Click on the red door to watch the trailer.)

Ad infinitum 🙂



It’s a hard life, being the good Sith…


Star Wars: The Old Republic was developed by a Canadian branch of BioWare!



Check out the awesome song lists in Grand Theft Auto!




Playing the Game of Thrones Tell Tale Game. Kneel to the Lannisters? Or not? What do you choose?




A round of Gwent, anyone?




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What game are you really good at? Tweet it to us @hardcoverradio! And, as always, thanks for listening!