Episode Archive

157 episodes of Tales from the Backlog since the first episode, which aired on October 25th, 2021.

  • Elden Ring Bosses Tier List (with Jim Rodeman)

    Episode  |  July 27th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 53 mins
    break from the backlog, elden ring, fromsoftware, tier list

    Wrapping up Elden Ring month, as per tradition, Dave is joined by Jim Rodeman to tier-rank the Elden Ring bosses.

  • Elden Ring for the FromSoftware Newbie (with Aaron Angle and Ryan Arrington)

    Episode  |  July 20th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 26 mins
    break from the backlog, elden ring, fromsoftware

    Dave is joined by Aaron Angle and Ryan Arrington to discuss one simple question- why is Elden Ring the most approachable FromSoftware game for new players?

  • FromSoftware and the Open World (with Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers)

    Episode  |  July 13th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 11 mins
    break from the backlog, elden ring, fromsoftware, open world games

    Dave is joined by Andrew and Dylan from Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers to discuss open-world games as a whole, as well as how FromSoftware learned from the best to make Elden Ring.

  • 36: Elden Ring (with Ryan Juengling- List Off!)

    Episode  |  July 6th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  3 hrs 22 mins
    elden ring, fromsoftware, game review, rpg

    Dave is joined by Ryan Juengling from List Off! to discuss FromSoftware's game of the generation candidate, Elden Ring.

  • 35: Half-Life 2 (with Jay Davis - Super Bracket Bros)

    Episode  |  June 29th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 20 mins
    first person shooter, game review, half-life, pc games, valve

    Dave is joined by Jay Davis (Super Bracket Bros podcast) to discuss Valve’s foundational FPS, Half-Life 2.

  • 34: Yakuza: Like a Dragon (with Rick Firestone - Pixel Project Radio)

    Episode  |  June 22nd, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 43 mins
    game review, jrpg, ryu ga gotoku, yakuza

    Dave is joined by Rick Firestone from Pixel Project Radio to discuss Ryu Ga Gotoku's refresh of the Yakuza franchise

  • 33: Unsighted (with Nave - Gaming Together Podcast)

    Episode  |  June 15th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 8 mins
    game review, indie games, metroidvania, studio pixel punk, unsighted

    Dave is joined by Nave from the Gaming Together Podcast to discuss Studio Pixel Punk's inventive action game, Unsighted.

  • 32: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (with Alan Nichols - A Top 3 Podcast)

    Episode  |  June 8th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 34 mins
    game review, nintendo, nintendo 64, retro games, the legend of zelda

    Dave is joined by Alan Nichols to discuss The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

  • 31: Shadow of the Colossus (with Adam Bucceri)

    Episode  |  June 1st, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 46 mins
    bluepoint games, game review, ps2, ps4, remakes, retro games, team ico

    Dave is joined by tabletop RPG developer Adam Bucceri to discuss Shadow of the Colossus.

  • Dark Souls 3 Bosses Tier List (FULL SPOILERS) (with Jake Anderson)

    Episode  |  May 25th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 43 mins
    break from the backlog, dark souls, dark souls 3, fromsoftware, tier list

    Dave is joined by returning guest Jake Anderson to tier-rank the bosses in Dark Souls 3.

  • 30: Dark Souls 3 (with Adam Rivera)

    Episode  |  May 18th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 39 mins
    dark souls, dark souls 3, fromsoftware, game review

    Dave is joined once again by Adam Rivera to discuss the finale (for now) in the Dark Souls series.

  • 29: Pokemon Legends: Arceus (with Jared Moss - Play Along Podcast)

    Episode  |  May 11th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 27 mins
    game freak, game review, nintendo switch, pokemon

    Dave is joined by Jared Moss from Play Along Podcast to discuss Game Freak's 2022 hit, Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

  • 28: It Takes Two (with Aaron Angle - A Top 3 Podcast)

    Episode  |  May 4th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 3 mins
    game review, indie games, multiplayer

    Dave is joined by the author of the Book of Love, Aaron Angle, to discuss Hazelight Studio's 2021 Game of the Year winner, It Takes Two.

  • 27: Returnal (with Ryan Delaney)

    Episode  |  April 27th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 19 mins
    game review, ps5, roguelike

    Dave is joined by Ryan Delaney to talk about Housemarque's 2021 action roguelike hit, Returnal.

  • 26: Earthbound (with Keith Gasper - The Main Quest)

    Episode  |  April 20th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  3 hrs 17 mins
    earthbound, game review, jrpg, nintendo, retro games, snes

    Dave is joined by Keith Gasper from the wonderful The Main Quest podcast to talk about 1994's cult classic JRPG, Earthbound.

  • Bloodborne Bosses Tier List (FULL SPOILERS) (with Andrew & Dylan - Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers)

    Episode  |  April 13th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 51 mins
    bloodborne, break from the backlog, fromsoftware, tier list

    Dave is joined by Andrew Kimball and Dylan Wren from Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers to tier rank the Bloodborne bosses.