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DLC is your weekly audio tour of the latest in video games and tabletop entertainment. Hosts Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer are joined every week by the best damn gaming experts on the planet as well as YOUR phone calls! Disagree, Like, or Comment by Direct Live Call-in or in the Designated Lobby Chat! It is the gaming show Decided by Listener Contribution. DLC, the Digital Lifestyle Companion for gamers who Don't Like Cynicism.

Hosted by Christian Spicer and Jeff Cannata.



#25: E3 Day 2 - Now THAT'S a Dongle

June 12, 2014 at 12:30AM • 1 hour 52 minutes

Jeff is without Christian for this, the third DLC Special Edition episode, covering the second official day of the the E3 conference. But fear not! Jeff has a couple of awesome guests host to fill in, complete with their own experiences from the E3 show floor. Jeff Mattas from Weekend Confirmed and the upcoming game, Narcosis, and Matthew Burnside, formerly of the Indoor Kids Podcast help Jeff discuss The Witcher 3, Lords of the Fallen, Splatoon, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Smash Bros, The Division, Batman: Arkham Knight, and more! All that, plus YOUR phone calls!

Don't miss DLC's special live E3 coverage every night this week!


#24: E3 Day 1 - Witcher Voice

June 10, 2014 at 11:00PM • 1 hour 49 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Cory Banks from PC Gamer Magazine to the show for the second live E3 episode of 2014. This, the first official day of the conference, started with Nintendo's big Nintendo Direct announcements, and continued with great games. Jeff and Christian report from their show floor and behind closed doors experiences with Bloodbourne, The Witcher 3, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon, Driveclub, The Crew, Ori, Fable Legends, Far Cry 4, and so many more! Plus a special call in from Xav De Matos of Joystiq.com and YOUR phone calls


#23: E3 Day 0 - Monsters with Flatulence

June 10, 2014 at 1:00AM • 1 hour 47 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome big time Hollywood Director, Dan Trachtenberg to the show to discuss the first day of E3 2014! Microsoft, Sony, EA, and Ubisoft press conferences with surprise announcements, big games, and more! Check back for live episodes every day of E3 this week as the biggest event in gaming continues!


#22: If That Sounds Awesome... Awesome

June 2, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Christopher Livingston, freelance writer for PC Gamer and Rock Paper Shotgun to DLC this week for a giant E3 Hype Train and predictions episode.

First up, in Story of the Week, the guys discuss the pre-E3 leak-nnouncements of Battlefield: Hardline, Mortal Kombat X, Forza Horizon 2, and Homefront: Revolution. Plus, Nintendo is sharing profits with YouTubers and Jack Tretton is anchoring some E3 coverage!

The guys come large with a big E3 Hype Train, predicting their favorite press conference of the show, sleeper hit of the show, specific predictions from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, and even their Game of Show. Will they be right or way, way wrong?

In the Playlist, Christopher reviewed Watch_Dogs for PC Gamer and really liked it. Christian is still loving Wolfenstein, and Jeff has a $12 Steam game that very well could be his Game of the Year. You MUST listen to this one - and play this game!

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#21: Live In The Now!

May 26, 2014 at 4:15PM • 1 hour 43 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome their buddy Garnett Lee back to DLC for the 4th time. Garnett is the host of Garnett on Games and the John + Garnett podcasts. This week, he's talking about the contrast between hype and reality in games, specifically with Watch Dogs being released. Christian is interested in the PS4 being released in China, and Jeff is overwhelmed by the massive number of games released on Steam already in 2014. Plus, the guys ponder Amplitude's intense Kickstarter and the free Wii U game that Nintendo is giving away with every Mario Kart 8.

The E3 Hype Train continues to roll along as Christian asks what percentage of exciting announcements will actually be playable at the show.

In the Playlist, Garnett is almost finished with Last Story on Wii and has some strong feelings about Heroes of the Storm, Christian loves loving Wolfenstein: New Order, and Jeff is interdependently enjoying some independent releases, Super Time Force and Transistor. Plus, pre-E3 thoughts on Evolve and Civ: Beyond Earth.

Tabletop Time has Jeff amped to finally play Marvel Dice Masters, and he's got a lot to say. Plus, Garnett digs Bigger Blacker Cards Against Humanity.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#20: A Snake, a Steak, and a House

May 19, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 51 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome cartoonist and Acquisitions Inc member, Scott Kurtz, of PvP Online and Table Titans fame, to the show this week. He is buzzing about the Wizards of the Coast news, both their announcement of an official release date for D&D Next, and their copyright infringement lawsuit against Cryptozoic Entertainment. Christian is all riled up over the Kinect being de-bundled from the Xbox One, and Jeff is interested in YouTubve reportedly buying Twitch for $1 billion. Plus there is the Halo 5 news, Gold no longer required for Xbox Live streaming services, and more in a very full Story of the Week segment.

The E3 Hype Train continues along apace, as the guys consider the possibility of "megaton" announcements.

In the Playlist, Scott is hooked on Hearthstone, Christian is swinging away on Mario Golf on his new 2DS, and Jeff is loving Mario Kart 8. Plus, the guys introduce Stories of Glories and Tales of Fails.

Tabletop Time has one of the most famous players of D&D on hand, so of course Scott describes exactly what makes playing D&D Next so great.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#19: Greatest American Hero Simulator 2014

May 12, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 41 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Julian Murdoch from Gamers With Jobs to DLC this week, and he's excited about Unreal Tournament returning after a 7 year hiatus! Christian is "amped" for the new Sunset Overdrive gameplay trailer, but he and Julian gang up on Jeff and tell him Nintendo hasn't done anything right since SNES, especially in light of their $238 million loss this quarter, desperate new Pokemon games announcement, and late-to-the-party adoption of NFC figure product line. Jeff is still excited about VR, and loves that Oculus wants to use their Facebook money to shoot for a 1 billion user VR MMO! Oh, and Birdly. Plus, could Darksiders be coming back?

The HYPE TRAIN for E3 is starting early this year, as Jeff and Christian start their predictions this week, with more coming each week we get closer to E3. Which console will likely have an exclusive that will get you most excited?

In the Playlist, Julian is playing Kentucky Route Zero's third episode, and Sportsfriends, Christian is going through his backlog of Steam games, but has given up on platinuming inFamous, and Jeff has more tales of frustration and glory from Dark Souls 2, and Hearthstone.

Tabletop Time clocks in with the guys discussing Alien Frontiers, Dixit, and D&D Next.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#18: A Blurry Pic of You

May 5, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 43 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Carlos Rodela from the Video Game Break Show to DLC this week. His Story of the Week pick has Nintendo changing their strategy for E3 and beyond. Meanwhile, Christian is intrigued by leaks, leaks, leaks, including the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfighter leak-turned-announcement and From Software's Project Beast leak-stayed-leak. The guys debate the merits of Call of Duty's new direction, and the use of Twitter for personal comments in light of Turtle Rock's community manager being fired. Jeff's excited for a potential re-release of the No One Lives Forever franchise, and a new version of Amplitude, and curious about Neversoft merging with Infinity Ward.

Then in the Playlist, Carlos is playinh a weird Steam game called Anventure Manager, Christian is back into racing games, and Jeff loves Dark Souls 2, even solo. Also, do you want to talk to your video games?

Then it is Tabletop Time and Carlos has fond memories for Avalon Hill and Car Wars. Jeff discusses his experience playing one of the biggest releases (in more ways than one) from 2013, Terra Mystica.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#17: I Went On a Digital Trip

April 28, 2014 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 42 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Andrea Rene to the show from the Escapist. In Story of the Week, Andrea is excited about all of the new hands-on information about Bungie's upcoming Destiny, while Christian debates the merits of Major League Gaming being included in the next X-Games in Austin. Jeff is excited about the excavation of the legendary E.T. cartridges in the desert, and the fact that Microsoft's Xbox Originals initiative seems to have a lot of exciting programming coming soon. Also, Twitch is more popular that ESPN and WWE?

In the Playlist, Andrea has some issues with Infamous: Second Son, but tons of fun with Lego: The Hobbit, Christian is still loving Hearthstone, and Jeff discovered the joy in... wait for it... Dark Souls 2!

Tabletop Time has Andrea buying King of Tokyo and Jeff trying Coal Baron.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls!


#16: Mel Brook's MMO: The Movie

April 21, 2014 at 3:00PM • 1 hour 36 minutes

Jeff and Christian welcome Michael Fox from the Little Metal Dog Show and Sprocket Games to DLC for a very Tabletop Time episode!

Michael is excited about the Origins Awards nominees and has played nearly all of the games. He gives a rundown of what to be excited about. Then the guys reminisce about the Gameboy as a way to celebrate its birthday, before Christian lays into the NPD numbers for March. Console War ignite! News that Nintendo turned down exclusivity for Skylanders is discussed, as well as the recent departure of Marty O'Donnell from Bungie and Nate Wells from Naughty Dog. Jeff is excited about video game developers creating cards for the new Magic the Gathering 2015 Core Set, and the games recently announced as MENSA's favorites for 2014.

In the Playlist, everyone is playing Hearthstone on the iPad, Michael is still loving Dark Souls 2, and Jeff cannot get enough of Elder Scrolls Online, even if he can see its weaknesses.

Then, in Tabletop Time, Michael loves the civ game, Nations, as well as his own publishing effort, Of Mice and Lemmings. He and Jeff then both rave about Caverna and Big Foot.

All that, plus YOUR phone calls.