Rather Be Playing 11: Toilet Games with Eric Variz

Rather Be Playing Episode Episode 11: Toilet Games with Eric Variz

Rather Be Playing welcomes its very first guest to the podcast! Eric Variz joins us from the Same Team Y’all podcast to talk with us about what he would rather be playing (spoiler: it’s Destiny 2). We also go into graphic detail about gaming during parenthood and finding time for our favorite hobby when there…

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PAX 2017: Rocket League for Nintendo Switch

Rocket League Switch Impressions

As we strolled through the raucous fourth floor Expo Hall of the Washington State Convention Center, one booth stood apart from the rest. The fourth floor is where you went to find many of the big names in the business: Capcom, Square Enix, Playstation, Xbox, and, of course, Nintendo. The Nintendo booth was marked by…

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Rather Be Playing 10: Rabid Mario

Welcome to our milestone 10th episode! What an exciting time! And how did we kick off the celebration? By reading a book! Wait, what? That’s right, Jason Schreier’s Blood, Sweat, and Pixels hit bookshelves recently, and we have a lot of (good) things to say about it. We also had a million backlog games to play…

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Rather Be Playing 9: The PAX Album

We went to PAX West in Seattle and crushed it! What a surreal time! Still buzzing from the excitement after our last day of activities, we went immediately home, opened many beers, and recorded a fresh podcast. This was Rather Be Playing’s very first episode recorded with all three hosts in the same room and…

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The Super NES Classic Blame Game

The Super NES Classic, Nintendo’s latest nostalgia-powered mini console, became available for preorder across half a dozen retailers last week after months of anticipation. Nearly every supplier sold out within seconds of listing the console on their website, despite some of them going up in the dark hours of the morning without preemptive notice. What…

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Rather Be Playing 8: Swear Jar

We are getting ready for PAX! Next week Rather Be Playing will be recording from beautiful Seattle, Washington, as we attend our first convention as a world-famous podcast. So this week we need to get official RBP t-shirts, funded by our wonderful swear jar, and maybe pack some clothes. In the meantime, we have been…

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Shenmue III First Teaser Trailer Released

The first teaser trailer of the long-awaited PS4 and PC game Shenmue III is now out, giving us our first glimpse into the look of the game. Character and environmental designs and animations are showcased in the brief trailer.  Starting out as a successful Kickstarter, Shenmue III is being developed by Neilo and Ys Net…

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Rather Be Playing 7: Poor Lonely Dead Elliot

It’s multiplayer madness this week with a little-known title called PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Let us know if you’ve heard of it. In it, Elliot dies quickly and without hesitation while Josh and Stevo actually try to get things done. It’s a great way to keep the impending Super NES Classic preorder day of doom off our…

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Rather Be Playing 6: Self-Inflicted Wounds

We’re back to our regularly scheduled timezones! Everyone’s home from their epic journeys, and we all dust off our controllers after many weeks away. Actually, only Josh hasn’t touched a game in that long because this week he’s the only one of us not to finish his roulette game. WTF man?! The only thing Josh…

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Rather Be Playing 5: What We Would Rather Be Playing

We’re coming at you from the past this week (not unlike Final Fantasy XII’s recent remaster release)! This episode was recorded and banked a month ago to cover us while we went on our various excursions around the world last week. So we tweaked the format a little to keep us from sounding like idiots…

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