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Super GG Radio: The Red Lantern Review

Oct 24, 2020
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When I see the term “Rogue-like” or “Rogue-Lite” I am filled with visions of Rogue Legacy, Dead Cells, The Binding of Isaac and Spelunky. These are quirky side or overhead scrolling action-adventure games with randomly generated stages or dungeons that can be played over and over again without being exactly the same each time. This type of game play was what I expected from reading the press release for The Red Lantern. Although I also envisioned Guy Gardner kicking alien ass in outer space.

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 78 - Tide Pod Red Bull

Aug 23, 2020
Super GG Radio

This week!  Joel paid too much money for a Tony Hawk Pro Skater remake demo, Alex ganked the Rogue Legacy 2 beta key, we all tried our hand at the hot new puzzle game Mixolumia, we’re in love with Nintendo indie shadowdrops in the news, and we all took out our ipads and turned in our Video Game Homework: FTL: Faster Than Light. Join us!

 

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Early Adopters | News | Video Game Homework - FTL: Faster Than Light | One Last Thing

 

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 77 - Mr. Chef

Aug 16, 2020
Super GG Radio

Joel spent most of the week without power, so Alex G from podcast superfriends Gaming Fyx tags in at the last second!  He sells the group on Necrobarista, Alex O has some thoughts on the Avengers beta, and get real bloody with Carrion in Early Adopters.  Alex G shows us how to REALLY seduce the news.  We hit some Microsoft classics in the Backlog Blog.  Then we get to know Alex G better in our Guest Spot.

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 76 - $8 Hat DLC

Aug 9, 2020
Super GG Radio

This week!

Alex lets his Fall guys #content all hang out.  Getty & Joel have a #funtime.  Getty & Alex take one shell straight to hell.  We spend too much time talking about the Sony State of Play.  Alex gives Getty a second shot to talk about Superhot after we lost the original audio.  Finally, Alex took Joel on the Yoku’s Island Express journey.

Join us!
 

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Early Adopters | News | Backlog Blog | One Last Thing

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SUPER GG RADIO - Session 75 - Otter Jokes

Aug 2, 2020
Super GG Radio

We Punt Fall Guys til next week to talk about betas Yarntown, No Straight Roads, and Alex has replaced his tech deck with the 1.0 release of Skater XL in Early Adopters.  Touch on Nintendo leaks and Cuphead ports in the news.  We wrap the week in Backlog Blog, where we finished Gardens Between, and Joel & Alex take a second look at the Switch port of Nowhere Prophet..

Join us!

 

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Early Adopters | News | Backlog Blog | One Last Thing

 

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 74 - Tantric Sneaking

Jul 26, 2020
Super GG Radio

This week!  We play a trio of up and coming indie dev betas in early adopter (Literal snake game alert!), skim over Xbox’s WORLD PREMEIRE announcements and Nintendo’s muted Nintendo Direct Mini in the news, Getty gets his trash panda on with Donut County, and Orona can’t stop sneaking with Never Stop Sneaking.  Join us!

 

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Early Adopters | News | Backlog Blog | One Last Thing

 

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Super GG Radio

This Week, the crew gets edgy with Vernal Edge and Last of Us 2 in Early Adopters, talk "engh 3" press conferences, and turn in their video game homework with Night Trap! Let's have some fun! If you'd like to back Vernal Edge, here's the link to their Kickstarter: kck.st/3g74HEj

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Early Adopters | News | Backlog Blog | One Last Thing 
 

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SUPER GG RADIO - Session 70 - Acoutrement

Jun 28, 2020
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Alex and producer extraordinaire Steve take the reins this week, IN THE SAME ROOM NO LESS. They talk about their time with Souls-like Source of Madness and space looter shooter Ever Space 2 in Early Adopters, explain video game backroom baseball in the news, and discuss Alex’s new snake games while Steve gushes over Horizon Zero Dawn. Enjoy!

 

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Early Adopters | News | Backlog Blog | One Last Thing

 

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SUPER GG RADIO - Session 60 - Chekhov's Gun

Apr 19, 2020
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This week!  Alex & Getty tag team West of Dead Beta & everyone engages in some Treachery in Beatdown City in Early Adopters.  News is Playstation centric and insider baseball.  We turn in our video game homework finishing Gears of War for the first time.  Finally, Alex makes sure it’s a long ep with some bonus segments.

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Early Adopters | News | Video Game Homework: Gears of War | Bonus Alex Segments | One Last Thing

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This week!  It’s an Early Adopter Bonanza!  Alex & Getty played the darling indie co-op puzzler Pode, Resident Evil Resistance, and Getty ran through the naughty but not lewd Dead or School while Joel played the freshly released meditative indie In Other Waters.  News includes an i-robot esque Sony Playstation 5 controller reveal and the final collapse at the ESA’s attempt to keep E3 alive this year.  We round out the episode with talking about some of our favorite video game easter eggs.

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Early Adopters | News | Alex’s Easter Egg Hunt | One Last Thing

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 58 - I Am An E-Idiot

Apr 5, 2020
Super GG Radio

It's a new week and the boys are back, ready to take on some new games like Serin Fate and Nanotale, which are taking us away from games like Persona 5 Royal and Animal Crossing. We also discuss Nier and Nintendo News before snaking around to some Snakeybus. We end the episode talking about our favorite April Fools' jokes of 2020. 

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Early Adopters | News | Backlog Blog | April Fools | One Last Thing

12 Video Games to Play During Shelter-In-Place

Mar 30, 2020

We at Super GG Radio usually focus on the lighthearted, the fun, and what we love spending our time doing with friends.  While we can’t ignore how COVID-19 and the downstream effects of it spreading across the world have affected not only us but those in our community, we along with some friends & collaborators want to offer some of our favorite video games (in no particular order) we feel could help offer a distraction while many of us are holed-up in our homes.  Whether this time to you feels like a forced staycation, a fearful period without work, or time standing still, we hope one

SUPER GG RADIO - Session 57 - Here Comes The Shovelware

Mar 29, 2020
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This week!  Andre Cole from the Gaming Fyx podcast rounds out guest month!  He brings with him the new game hotness - Half Life: Alyx and Doom Eternal!  We also chat about the Resident Evil 3 Remake demo, chat about the games we’re looking forward to from Nintendo’s beefy surprise Nintendo Direct Mini, Getty brings Bastion to the backlog blog, and we cap this episode getting to know Andre a bit better.

Andre and the rest of the Gaming Fyx team can be found at fyx.space, @fyxpodcasts on twitter, and wherever you listen to podcasts.
 

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SUPER GG RADIO - Session 56 - The Fyx Is In

Mar 22, 2020
Super GG Radio

This week!  Pat from the Gaming Fyx Podcast joins us!  In early adopters, Joel describes the early hours of Paper Cult’s Bloodroots, and Pat gives us a reason to revisit the Spellbreak Beta & try the League of Legends Spin-off Legends of Runeterra in Early Adopter.  We go over the Nintendo Nindie digital event and Sony’s technical showcase of the Playstation 5 in News.  Pat is evangelizing The Crew 2 and Alex is sending his copy of Prey to Joel now that he’s finished it in the Backlog Blog.  Then we take a few minutes to get to know our Podcast compatriot in our Guest Spot.

The Front Row Network is proud to announce the addition of the latest group of contributors to the ever-growing entertainment network. We’re proud to announce that Super GG Radio will be joining the Network under the NPR Illinois banner. Super GG Radio is a video game-centric podcast dealing with news and reviews of new and existing titles as well as editorial stories. The Network has long wanted to get into the video game realm and adding a crew like Super GG Radio is just the perfect addition to get us there.

Extra Life

Extra Life is a national charity that holds 24 hour gaming marathons across the country. The charity mobilizes gaming enthusiasts to raise funds for children's hospitals while enjoying video and board games. 

For local gamers Ian McCann, Tony Anderson, and Ryan Capranica, the combination of their love of gaming and their want to give back comes together when they host their own annual Extra Life marathon. 


 

"The love of pleasure [among the young] will not be denied," wrote Jane Addams from Hull House nearly a century ago, "and when it has turned into all sorts of malignant and vicious appetites, then we, the middle aged, grow quite distracted and resort to all sorts of restrictive measures."