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 53: Nier: Automata

    Article  |  November 30th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    In episode 53 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by Andrew Kimball (Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers) and Katie Shesko to discuss Yoko Taro and PlatinumGames' 2017 hit, Nier: Automata.

  • 53: Nier: Automata (with Andrew Kimball - Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers / Katie Shesko)

    Episode  |  November 30th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 53 mins
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    Dave is joined by Andrew Kimball of Your Friendly Neighborhood Gamers and Katie Shesko to discuss Yoko Taro's breakout hit, Nier: Automata.

  • Tales from the Backlog 52: Prey: Mooncrash

    Article  |  November 23rd, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    In episode 52 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by Adam & Kiaran from The Good, the Bad & the Backlog podcast to discuss the roguelike expansion for Prey (2017).

  • 52: Prey: Mooncrash (with Adam & Kiaran - The Good, the Bad & the Backlog)

    Episode  |  November 23rd, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 56 mins
    arkane studios, games, immersive sim, prey, video games

    Dave is joined by Adam and Kiaran from The Good, the Bad & the Backlog to discuss Prey's roguelike expansion, Mooncrash.

  • Tales from the Backlog 51: Prey (2017)

    Article  |  November 16th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    In episode 51 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by Nick & Will from Friday Night Gamecast to discuss Arkane Studios' sci-fi FPS immersive sim, Prey.

  • 51: Prey (2017) (with Nick & Will - Friday Night Gamecast)

    Episode  |  November 16th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 49 mins
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    Dave is joined by Nick and Will from Friday Night Gamecast to discuss Arkane Studios' 2017 sci-fi immersive sim, Prey.

  • Tales from the Backlog 50: Citizen Sleeper

    Article  |  November 9th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    In episode 50 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by DeadbeatPunk from WTFDYW?! podcast to discuss Gareth Damian Martin's 2022 deep space adventure game, Citizen Sleeper.

  • 50: Citizen Sleeper (with DeadbeatPunk - WTFDYW?!)

    Episode  |  November 9th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 5 mins
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    Dave is joined by DeadbeatPunk from WTFDYW?! podcast to discuss Gareth Damian Martin's 2022 sci-fi RPG, Citizen Sleeper.

  • Break from the Backlog: Happy Birthday to Tales from the Backlog! AMA + Reflections

    Episode  |  November 2nd, 2022  |  Season 1  |  36 mins 8 secs
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    Dave reminisces about the first year of Tales from the Backlog and answers your questions!

  • Tales from the Backlog 49: The Quarry

    Article  |  October 26th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    In episode 49 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by Liv Beyer from Between 2 Gamers to discuss Supermassive Games' 2022 horror adventure, The Quarry.

  • 49: The Quarry (with Liv Beyer - Between 2 Gamers)

    Episode  |  October 26th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 56 mins
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    Dave is joined by Liv Beyer from Between 2 Gamers to discuss Supermassive Games' 2022 horror adventure, The Quarry.

  • Tales from the Backlog 48: The Last Door

    Article  |  October 19th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    In episode 48 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by Adelaide Lohkamp to discuss a Lovecraftian horror point-and-click adventure by The Game Kitchen, The Last Door.

  • 48: The Last Door (with Adelaide Lohkamp)

    Episode  |  October 19th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 43 mins
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    Dave is joined by Adelaide Lohkamp to discuss The Game Kitchen's point-and-click Lovecraftian horror adventure, The Last Door.

  • 47: Parasite Eve (with Michael Berger - Bits of Time)

    Episode  |  October 12th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 41 mins
    games, horror, jrpg, parasite eve, video games

    Dave is joined by Michael Berger from the Bits of Time podcast to discuss Square's 1998 survival horror/JRPG mashup, Parasite Eve.

  • 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
    capcom, games, horror, resident evil 4, video games

    Dave is joined by Michael Mays to discuss Capcom's 2005 pillar of both survival horror and 3rd person shooters, Resident Evil 4.