About the Show
We're a video game podcast with hosts from all over the world. Started by Londoner Cliff Goldsmith in 2015, he quickly recruited VaderVanOdin from New Zealand to be his co-host, with Jeremy Greer (US) and Josh Crowe (UK) after that(also I'm here now! -Bwade). Each week we bring you a different line up of people, views, topics, and feedback from our listeners.
Episodes and Blog Entries
Episode 60: Snuff Lad
May 28th, 2017
2 hrs 36 mins
Castlevania, Prey, Red Dead Redemption 2, dragon's dogma, far cry 5, magikarp, the surge
Standing at the shore, you look around, devastated. There's no gaming news on this island. No IGN, no polygon...god, there isn't even any Kotaku. Just you and your frankly depressing lack of insight into games. If you had known this was going to happen, you would have held onto that WSJ article about Nintendo's earnings while the ship was crashing into this godforsaken place....but wait. What's that? Over there, under the conch shell? Is that...my god, it's a podcast. Even better: it's a gaming podcast. It's episode mother%&*ing 60 of the Dark Insight podcast! Dang! Even better, it has three main hosts: Josh, the beardiest guy in gaming. Vader, the nicest guy in gaming. Bryan. Wait? Who's Bryan? Forget that, though, your favorite guest, Stephen, is back! You quickly remove the post it note from the back of the podcast to read the notes: holy *&$% this is going to be good. Your boix talk about all sorts of stuff this episode: Far Cry 5, Dragon's Dogma, Castlevania, The Surge...your eyes glaze over as you read through the topics, but focus again on the last bit: LISTENER FEEDBACK. "Stupid crashed ship," you think, "I could have responded to this if I wasn't on this stupid island." You sit down, nestle the podcast behind your ears so you can hear it clearly, and wait for the inevitable rescue boat to appear.
The Lore Hunter Reviews: Dark Souls - The Board Game
Blog Entry | May 25th, 2017
As a board game and Dark Souls enthusiast, I landed squarely in the crosshairs of Dark Souls™ - The Board Game when it was launched on Kickstarter in April 2016. The game was designed by Alex Hall, Mat Hart, and Richard Loxam and published by Steamforged Games. The game was put forth as "a strategically challenging, deeply immersive combat exploration game for 1-4 players set in the Dark Souls™ universe". The Kickstarter campaign was massively successful, earning more than $5.4m from over 31k backers (and even more than that in late pledges and alternative payment methods that Kickstarter doesn't track). Now that SFG had the funds and backing, they needed to answer the big question: How do you create the Dark Souls experience in a board game? I received their answer in early May 2017 in the form of a gigantic 8lb box.
Episode 59: MOBA Is A Dumb Name For Nerds
May 21st, 2017
1 hr 47 mins
dark souls 1, dead cells, destiny 2, infamous 2, life is strange 2, phantom dust, shadows of the damned, the surge, venom movie, witcher tv show
Who's that doing the intro? Why, it's Bryan Wade. That's right, frequent guest and all around cool guy Bwade has become a full time member of Dark Insight. What does that mean for you, the listener? Not much! You'll still get the same great show, week after week, weather update after weather update. This week Bryan, Cliff, and Jeremy (who is FINALLY back this week!) talk about some news, including the Destiny 2 and Life is Strange 2 announcements. Then it's on to video games, and-you know what, I'll just let you be surprised when you get there. Enjoy the episode everyone.
Episode 58: Actually, Prey is SYSTEM SHOCK in Space
May 14th, 2017
2 hrs 5 mins
Prey, alan wake, flinthook, hitman, little nightmares, mario kart, mass effect, outlast 2
Welcome back to Dark Insight! This week, VaderVanOdin and Josh (the moribidest of beards) are joined with frequent guest and noted Space Wizard Bryan Wade to talk about the things they love: VIDEO GAMES. First up is the news, which is mostly about Hitman going away (aw, man), Alan Wake disappearing (aw, man) and Mass Effect possibly not getting more games (oh well). Then it's right into games, including but not limited to: Mario Kart, Little Nightmares, Outlast 2, Flinthook, and Prey. Finally, we round the episode with a bunch of YOUR FEEDBACK. Thanks everyone for listening, everyone! Be sure to check out Dark Insight for links to previous episodes, profiles on our hosts and guests, and our blog full of interesting and entertaining articles.
Episode 57: Bioshock + Space = Prey
May 7th, 2017
2 hrs 11 mins
Prey, kamiko, little nightmares, mario kart, nier: automata, outlast 2, warhammer 40k space wolf, wonder girl, xbox scorpio, zelda breath of the wild
A new podcast is here. It's been given to you, the subscriber to the RSS feed. You read the notes, and aren't surprised: another quality episode from the Dark Insight crew. This episode is full of goodness, some talk about the news ("why the heck does Microsoft need to put a FPS counter on the front of it's new console?" you wonder), some chat about games ("alright, more Nier chat, Cliff chats about his review of Outlast 2, and Vader is heavy on the switch!"). What's this? There's a new guest? You smile. Guests are sometimes the best parts of the show. This week it's NinjaBadger7, a fan of the show for quite some time, and all around cool guy. "Damn," you think, "this is a cool podcast."
Episode 56: Mr. Carter
April 30th, 2017
2 hrs 14 mins
RE7, call of duty, condemned, full throttle, graceful explosion machine, kamiko, mario kart, mr. shifty, skulls of the shogun, switch, yooka laylee
Ah, here it is. Another Dark Insight episode. A smooth, two hour ear refreshment to get you through your workday, your jog, or maybe even just to lay on the couch and forget about the world for awhile. Let the soothing tones of Josh Crowe, VaderVanOdin, and returning guest James Carter take you on a magical journey. It's going to be a long and interesting trip this week, since there's a new Nintendo console AND a new Call of Duty game to talk about. "What about things I can play now?" you ask, and I understand, you need some peace in this crazy world. Our hosts are here for you as well, chatting about games like Killer is Dead, Kamiko, Graceful Explosion Machine, Full Throttle HD, Mr. Shifty, Mario Kart, (takes deep breath), Condemned, Skulls of the Shogun, and Yooka Laylee. That's right, folks, we have enough games chat on this episode to let you ignore reality for a good, long time. Please enjoy.
A Promise To Some Demons
Blog Entry | April 25th, 2017
Richard from the We're Not Wizards podcast has some serious opinions about Demon's Souls.
Episode 55: Anime Boys
April 23rd, 2017
2 hrs 4 mins
100ft robot golf, code vein, destiny, neir dlc, overwatch, snake pass, yooka laylee, zelda
Vader is back to host the podcast this week, and he brought two guests with him. Returning for the fifth time, Bryan wade joins the show to talk about Zelda, Snake Pass, and Overwatch. Guesting for the first time is Cameron, who is also playing Overwatch, and also Persona 5 and Destiny. Vader chats about VR games, Yooka Laylee, and there's more listener questions for your amusement. Of course we also chat about the weather (I'm guessing, I haven't listened to this podcast yet so maybe they forgot - JG) and news! It's going to be a blast (probaby - JG)!
Episode 54: Zero Coke Sugar
April 15th, 2017
1 hr 31 mins
Resident Evil, alan wake, bayonetta, killer7, lovers in a dangerous spacetime, nier, nintendo switch, persona5, preparetodine, remedy
Finally! Dark Insight is covering Persona 5. We had to bring on a special guest to do it, but we did it. Jessica walks us through the basics of the game, but don't worry, we don't really get into spoiler territory. Cliff is back to talk about Nier, Josh swoops in to talk about Killer 7 (warning: he sort of hates it), and Jeremy bemoans the fact that he doesn't have time to play games anymore. We also talk about Nintendo's success with the Switch, Remedy developing games for PS4, that dumb #PrepareToDine trailer, and of course, the weather.
Episode 53: Let's Get Rezzed
April 9th, 2017
1 hr 43 mins
Bloodborne, bafta, horizon zero down, listener feedback, neoloki, nier, persona 5 streaming, the room, tupac, typeshift, xbox scorpio, zelda breath of the wild
We're baaaaaaack! This week Cliff, Jeremy, and special Guest Dan (aka GlobalMegaDude) sit down to talk about some video games. Including, but not limited to, Horizon Zero Dawn, Persona 5, The Room, TypeShift, Zelda, Nier, and Bloodborne. Cliff fills us in on his trip to EGX Rezzed, and we read a bunch of listener feedback. It's the best episode since episode 52!
Episode 52: Plunge and Run
April 2nd, 2017
2 hrs 29 mins
Dark Souls 3, bloodborne 2, destiny 2, leaked sony e3 list, the Ringed City, zelda breath of the wild
It's that time again! Cliff, Jeremy, Vader, and special guest Niki sit down and talk about the hot button issue this week, The Ringed City DLC for Dark Souls 3. Mostly it's Jeremy whining about how hard it is, but don't worry Niki is there to balance it out a bit. We also talk about Destiny 2, Bloodborne 2 (!), and of course, Zelda Breath of the Wild. It's an ACTION PACKED EPISODE, y'all.
The Ringed City
Blog Entry | March 31st, 2017
Our friend Nicholas talks about his experiences with the Ringed City DLC for Dark Souls 3.
Episode 51: Joy ***
March 26th, 2017
1 hr 42 mins
destiny 2, lego worlds, nintendo switch, splatoon 2, zelda
This week's Dark Insight features an old school lineup, with Cliff, Vader, and Jeremy sit down and talk about some video games. Mostly Zelda, to be fair. First up: we announce the results of our photoshop contest to win the Zelda: Art and Artifacts book, then we talk about some news, then we talk about Splatoon 2, then we FINALLY talk about some Zelda. WHEW. Enjoy the episode, and we'll be back next week to talk about the new Dark Souls 3 DLC.
Episode 50: Metric Brigade
Podcast Episode | March 19th, 2017 | 2 hrs 12 mins
This week is the 50th episode of Dark Insight, so we had our listeners send in a BUNCH of questions for us to answer. Vader, Josh, and special guest Suvesh also talk about the Switch, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2 Switch, Horizon Zero Dawn, and MORE. Thanks to everyone who wrote in, and double-thanks to every one for listening. We love you!
Episode 49: Zelda Is Real Good Y'all
March 12th, 2017
1 hr 34 mins
Shadow of war, destiny, horizon, nier automata, nioh, snipperclips, superhot vr, titan souls, zelda breath of the wild
This week on Dark Insight: Cliff's back! Bryan Wade is back! Jeremy is here! I had a lot of coffee while typing these notes! Cliff catches us up on his goings on for the last few weeks, Bryan talks about the Switch, and Jeremy spends a good 10 minutes talking about Nier Automata. We also spend a LOT of time talking about the new best game ever: Zelda Breath of the Wild. Don't worry, we don't get into story spoilers, and we stay away from late game mechanics puzzles as well. Finally, listener questions!