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

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

    Episode  |  June 22nd, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 43 mins
    game review, jrpg, yakuza, yakuza like a dragon

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

  • Tales from the Backlog 33: Unsighted

    Article  |  June 15th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
    indie games, metroidvania, podcast episode, soulslike, unsighted

    In episode 33 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by Nave (Gaming Together: A Cooperative Podcast) to discuss Unsighted.

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

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

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

  • Tales from the Backlog 32: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

    Article  |  June 8th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    In episode 32 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by Alan Nichols to discuss the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

  • 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 64, retro games, the legend of zelda

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

  • Shadow of the Colossus

    Article  |  June 1st, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    In episode 31 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by Adam Bucceri to discuss Team Ico's Playstation staple, Shadow of the Colossus

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

    Episode  |  June 1st, 2022  |  Season 1  |  2 hrs 46 mins
    game review, retro games, shadow of the colossus, team ico

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

  • Dark Souls 3 Bosses Tier List

    Article  |  May 25th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
    dark souls, dark souls 3, fromsoftware, podcast episode

    In a Break from the Backlog episode of the podcast, Dave is joined by Jake Anderson to tier rank the bosses in Dark Souls 3.

  • Break from the Backlog: Dark Souls 3 Bosses Tier List (FULL SPOILERS) (with Jake Anderson)

    Episode  |  May 25th, 2022  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 43 mins
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    Dave is joined by returning guest Jake Anderson to tier-rank the bosses in Dark Souls 3.

  • Dark Souls 3

    Article  |  May 18th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    In episode 30 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by returning guest Adam Rivera to discuss Dark Souls 3, the end of the Dark Souls series and a divisive game among fans.

  • 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.

  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus

    Article  |  May 11th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
    nintendo, podcast episode, pokemon

    In episode 29 of Tales from the Backlog, Dave is joined by Jared Moss from Play Along Podcast to discuss a new direction in the world of Pokémon.

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

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

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

  • It Takes Two

    Article  |  May 5th, 2022
    By Dave Jackson
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    Dave is joined by Aaron Angle to talk about It Takes Two, the 2021 Game of the Year award winning co-op platformer from Hazelight Studios.

  • 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, it takes two

    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, returnal, roguelike

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