Josh aka Morbid Beard is a strange man, often seen musing over Solid Snake's jawline. He is a self confessed super fan of Metal Gear Solid and Max Payne, and an apologist for Metallica's St. Anger album. He has a habit of liking things other people don't. In his spare time he daydreams about being a Sin City character, and owns a leather coat to appear more cool than he actually is. He's too short to pull it off. While others laugh at Nicholas Cage memes, he'll be spending his time watching Keanu Reeves movies and dreaming up an entire career path for Wyld Stallyns. If you wish to be excellent to him, he can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode | October 29th, 2017 | 1 hr 47 mins
blade runner 2049, code vein, cuphead, dishonored death of the outsider, dragon ball fighterz, dumb ways to die vr, pax, south park the stick of truth, the evil within 2, wolfenstein 2 the new colossus
It's been a little while, but here we are with another episode of Dark Insight! First off, we planned to release 2 episodes this week, but technical issues resulted in one of those episodes being postponed until the near future. Unfortunately, at the time of this particular recording, everything was still full steam ahead, and thus Josh does mention the aforementioned second episode during this recording...to discover after the fact that this was not the case. Please bear with us, in this grand old age of communication we are still finding the odds stack against us occasionally. What can we say? You've gotta love it, eh?
Episode | October 1st, 2017 | 2 hrs 20 mins
assassins creed origins, cuphead, dragon’s dogma, warframe, wolfenstein the new order
Tenno, your mission is to download this podcast, then sneak into your listening device of choice and connect the provided headphones to your ears. Then, using your incredible range of weaponry, you must survive through the delightful chat between Josh, Jeremy, and TWO special guests: Michael, the walking Warframe encyclopedia, and CoffeeJezus, one half of Twin Humanities and a delightful human being. First, you'll have to win against weather chat, a discussion of Assassin's Creed tourist mode, and some game chat: Dragon's Dogma, Wolfenstein, and Cuphead. Then, it's the main event. A full hour of Warframe chat, including: Michael's detailed explanations, Josh and Jeremy's first time with the game, and CJ's effervescent love for the game. Once completed, you'll be rewarded with a number of crafting materials, a new frame, and a pleasant day. Be sure to check out the links below!
Episode | September 2nd, 2017 | 2 hrs 4 mins
absolver, cultist simulator, get even, hellblade, mcpixel, observer, overwatch, persona 5, pyre, rainbow six siege, sniper ghost warrior 3, the dark souls board game
Hello and welcome to the biggest Dark Insight ever. Not in terms of length, but in terms of girth. We have FIVE people on this week's podcast. Jeremy hosts this week along with podcast regulars Josh and Bryan, along with two special guests: Rachel and Alex from the Rachel and Alex vs the Whoniverse podcast! We all sit down for a long chat about video games and movies. Just a taste: Overwatch, Observer, Persona 5, Cultist Simulator, Hellblade, Get Even, Rainbow Six Siege, Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, Absolver, the Dark Souls Board Game, McPixel, and Pyre. On top of all those games, we also talk about It Follows, Death Note (the new one), and Baby Driver! Thanks for listening everyone!
Episode | August 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 53 mins
beta, crackdown 3, get even, guilty gear xrd rev 2, horizon zero dawn, nier automata, ninja assault, ps4, sonic mania, the simpsons arcade
We're back with another action packed episode! This week, Josh and Vader are joined by debut guest, and podcast enthusiast, John Gamble. John is an absolute delight to talk to, and if you take away just one thing from this episode, it'll most certainly be that John LOVES fighting games, which is cool!
Episode | August 6th, 2017 | 1 hr 45 mins
batman the telltale series, destiny 2, late shift, little nightmares, might no. 9, nintendo switch, splatoon 2, the sexy brutale, thumper
The podcast slingshot is primed and ready to fire another episode of Dark Insight at ya!
After the break last week we return for another show, where an exhausted Cliff returns and is joined by a knackered Josh and a groggy Vader (who'd only just got out of bed, like a champ) to discuss some vidya gaems.
There's a brief discussion regarding the travesty that was the Mighty No. 9 physical Kickstarter mix up, how the Switch appears to be out-doing everybody's expectations by selling a ridiculous amount of units, Josh details his trip to London Comic Con and Cliff was lucky enough to be given the first 2 episodes of the new Little Nightmares comic. There's also a quick bit of follow up regarding Jalaid and the, frankly, heart warming response to that. Thank you to each and every person who was involved, even to the most minute degree. Just a tiny amount of effort and make the world of difference.
Episode | July 9th, 2017 | 2 hrs 19 mins
horizon zero dawn, injustice 2, mgsv, nier automata, overwatch, shadow of the colossus, zelda breath of the wild
We're back with another Dark Insight, so pull up a chair in front of this lovely fire, grab yourself a biscuit, maybe give the lovely dog a pat on the head to reassure it that it's in good company...and relax!
This week, Josh and Vader are joined by the fantastic Matt from Monster Dear Monster! Together, the 3 of them discuss the weather, and how an 800 watt microwave is enough to shrivel the U.K. to a blubbering mess, then it's onto the news! A smattering of topics are talked about, including but not limited to the new Castlevania Netflix series, some juicy deets on Nintendo's online service proposal, and how a honeymoon ruined somebody's gamer score. I know, imagine that, digital achievements being upset by a truly wonderful event! You just couldn't write it!
Episode | June 25th, 2017 | 2 hrs 25 mins
atari, call of duty, friday the 13th, hitman, monilith, monster, splinter cell, the surge, torment: tides of numenera
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No! It's Superma...no wait, that's not quite right. It is, however, a new episode of Dark Insight! This week, hosts Josh and Bryan are joined by friend of the show and debut guest, Dave Cox, who hosts the Monster Dear Monster and Crouching Tiger Hidden Podcast shows, both of which are very much worth listening to!
Episode | May 28th, 2017 | 2 hrs 36 mins
castlevania, dragon's dogma, far cry 5, magikarp, prey, red dead redemption 2, 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.
Episode | May 14th, 2017 | 2 hrs 5 mins
alan wake, flinthook, hitman, little nightmares, mario kart, mass effect, outlast 2, prey
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 | April 30th, 2017 | 2 hrs 14 mins
call of duty, condemned, full throttle, graceful explosion machine, kamiko, mario kart, mr. shifty, re7, 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.
Episode | April 15th, 2017 | 1 hr 31 mins
alan wake, bayonetta, killer7, lovers in a dangerous spacetime, nier, nintendo switch, persona5, preparetodine, remedy, resident evil
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 | 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.