About the show

A video games podcast where Dave Jackson and guests break down and discuss the games they play. Each episode looks at one game in depth, focusing on mechanics, story, music and other aspects, with no spoilers until a clearly marked spoiler wall at the end.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Tales from the Backlog 46: Resident Evil 4

    Article  |  October 5th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    In episode 46 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by Michael Mays to discuss Capcom's pillar of both survival horror and 3rd person shooters, Resident Evil 4.

  • 46: Resident Evil 4 (with Michael Mays)

    Episode  |  October 5th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 26 mins
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    Dave is joined by Michael Mays to discuss Capcom's 2005 pillar of both survival horror and 3rd person shooters, Resident Evil 4.

  • Tales from the Backlog 45: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

    Article  |  September 28th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    In episode 45 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by Rick Firestone from Pixel Project Radio to discuss Vanillaware's mind-melting sci-fi adventure, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

  • 45: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (with Rick Firestone - Pixel Project Radio)

    Episode  |  September 28th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 51 mins
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    Dave is joined by Rick Firestone from Pixel Project Radio to discuss Vanillaware's 2019 mind-bending sci-fi adventure, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

  • Tales from the Backlog 44: Undertale

    Article  |  September 21st, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    Dave is joined by Eric Gess from The Unlockables podcast to discuss Undertale.

  • 44: Undertale (with Eric Gess - The Unlockables)

    Episode  |  September 21st, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 18 mins
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    Dave is joined by Eric Gess from The Unlockables podcast to discuss Toby Fox's indie megahit, Undertale.

  • Tales from the Backlog 43: Chrono Trigger

    Article  |  September 14th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    Dave is joined by Josh Covel from Still Loading podcast to discuss Chrono Trigger.

  • 43: Chrono Trigger (with Josh Covel - Still Loading)

    Episode  |  September 14th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 33 mins
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    Dave is joined by Josh Covel from Still Loading podcast to discuss Chrono Trigger.

  • Tales from the Backlog 42: Spec Ops: The Line

    Article  |  September 7th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    Dave is joined by Chris Coplien from Retro Hangover to discuss Spec Ops: The Line.

  • 42: Spec Ops: The Line (with Chris Coplien - Retro Hangover)

    Episode  |  September 7th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 29 mins
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    Dave is joined by Chris Coplien from Retro Hangover to discuss Spec Ops: The Line.

  • Tales from the Backlog 41: The Last of Us

    Article  |  August 31st, 2022
    By Dave Jackson

    In episode 41 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by Ben Robinson from Play Along Podcast to discuss The Last of Us.

  • 41: The Last of Us (with Ben Robinson - Play Along Podcast)

    Episode  |  August 31st, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 33 mins
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    Dave is joined by Ben Robinson from Play Along Podcast to discuss The Last of Us.

  • 2022 Summer Retrolympics! (Hosted by Secret Levels podcast)

    Episode  |  August 27th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 33 mins
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    This is the 2022 Summer Retrolympics, hosted by the Secret Levels podcast!

  • Tales from the Backlog 40: Outer Wilds

    Article  |  August 24th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    In episode 40 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by Keith Gasper of The Main Quest podcast to discuss Mobius Digital's 2019 open-world space exploration sim, Outer Wilds.

  • 40: Outer Wilds (with Keith Gasper - The Main Quest)

    Episode  |  August 24th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 30 mins
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    Dave is joined once again by Keith Gasper from The Main Quest podcast to discuss Mobius Digital's 2019 open world space sim, Outer Wilds.

  • Tales from the Backlog V.I.P.- Top 25 Games (Preview)

    Episode  |  August 20th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 4 secs
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    A preview of a patron-only top 25 games of all time episode.