Schadenfreude Gaming

Join Bo, David and Jon for discussion of big events in the world of gaming, reviews and thoughts on new releases and some random silliness.

  • The Schadecast #62 – Executive Suicide Tips - Jump into a new episode of the Schadecast! In true schadenfreude fashion, we talk Billy Mitchell, loot box legislation and the best way to jump off a building. You know, video game stuff! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 61 – Game of the Year 2017 - It’s celebration time!  We’ve been mulling over three top ten lists for your perusal, and now it’s time to present to you, dear listeners, the results of our efforts.  Within this episode, you will find Star Trek chat, Jon’s guide to good video game parenting, new awards and every damn game we thought was worth mentioning on a top ten list (and a couple of alternatives) in the grand year of 2017.  Pencils down, time to score the results! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast – The Secret Origins of Meep-Merp - With only one show to go before we tackle Game of the Year 2017, we get around to the serious business of hosting sub-domains on your company’s website, starting a cult, our usual game round-up including some Star Wars: Bounty Hunter, Star Citizen, Predator comes to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Jon plays Doki Doki Literature Club, Super Mario: Odyssey, Battlefront 2, What Remains of Edith Finch, Jon’s long con, Cuphead, Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Net Neutrality fallout, horrifying processor security issues, PUBG frags Lawbreakers, Fez comes to mobile and much, much more! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #59 – Press the Space Bar - As the year draws to a close, we tackle the big issues in video games… and life.  Is ghost hunting a good idea?  What about bigfeet?  What’s the best fate for our current President?  We also do a quick movie roundup before diving into actual video games, including the sad lack of a good Rambo game, Justin’s artisanal keyboard, PUBG news, a return to Horizon: Zero Dawn, Jettomero: Hero of the Universe, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Mario: Odyssey, Skyrim VR for the PS4, the Battlefront II mess, EA picks up Respawn, makers of Titanfall, and Jon is pleased, crypto-currency and the internet Wild West, Destiny 2‘s DLC woes, Playstation VR gets a price break and sweet, sweet 3DO memories. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #58 – I Like to Hydrate - The Schadecast is back and Bo is bemoaning getting old, Jon is talented and Justin is getting his first taste of Destiny.  Speaking of that, we go deep on Destiny 2 and discuss the great and the frustrating with Bungie’s latest, Cuphead‘s beauty and difficulty, Heat Signature, Battlefront II  is better(ish) than the predecessor, Steamworld Dig 2 is out and it’s awfully good, the dark joys of Doki Doki Literature Club and Shadow of War.  Also, news featuring Destiny 2 banning mishaps, cheesing Shadow of War‘s loot boxes, DLC and microtransaction debates, more Hitman is coming (if you don’t mind paying for it), your PUBG minute now featuring speed-hackers, Oculus Rift gets a price slash and a new piece of hardware emerges, the Kinect dies for living people (dead people, careful!), Steam has a policy concerning your death and EvE Online‘s sexy job opportunities. Settle in for a spooky edition of the only video game podcast you need! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 57 – Free Ballin’ with the Joy-Cons - We’re back with the hottest of hot takes on Star Trek: Discovery, the new fall television season, fun cancer stories, Heat Signature, the DayZ update, Dolan gets a Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm, Morph Girl, VR pornography, Pewdiepie is dumb, Palmer Luckey gets filthy, our EvE Online obsession continues, PUBG updates, Chris Roberts tells everyone to shut up, Planet Coaster gets Halloween-y, the balls on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Pokemon: GO! wants to kill people. Also, the podcasts we talked about are linked below.  They’re really good. Waypoint – Episode 95 – So, PewDiePie Said the N-Word:   Spawn On Me – Episode 186 – Waypoints Are Everywhere:   Spawn On Me – Episode 190 – N-Word Of A Rotten Racist Pie: Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 56 – Excremetaphors - The Schadecast returns to get classy and tackle the tough issues!  Trivia nights!  Garages!  Wolf training!  Monkey stories!!! Also, we do talk about video games, including Nidhogg 2, Escape from Tarkov, No Man’s Sky, Black The Fall, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, The Shrouded Isle, the hard-hitting news from the world of video games and the usual sophistication you find here.  Join us, won’t you? Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 55 – Daguerreotype - The SDF crew is back with more fun than you can shake a VTOL plane at!  We discuss some VR airplane stuff, good parenting tips, who would lick a shopping cart, valuable advice for vacation photos, The Long Dark‘s inherent cruelty, Bo buys a Switch and watches too much Twin Peaks, video games as mental disorder, the cultural significance of Heavyweights, PUBS news, Hitman finds a new target on life, that SuperNES Classic nonsense, Ball Island, hot Miss Cleo news and maybe the worst VR idea ever.  Get comfy for the camera, it’s going to be a wild ride! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #54 – Maximum Monkeydrive - Bo, Jon and Justin have returned and video games have been played.  We tiptoeover PlayUnknown’s Battlegrounds talk before diving into RimWorld, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Diablo 3.  You know, new games.  Also, that SNES box, monkey love, klaxon budgets and how truly great a movie about killer vending machines could be.  CURTIS!!! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 53 – E3 or Bust!!! -   Ahoy, maties!  The Schadecast has returned to give you all the news from E3 you need!  We cover the big conferences and announcements, including potty-mouthed monkeys, giant ants, pre-ordering Destiny 2, how awesome the new Wolfenstein looks and much, much more!  Also, Power Listener Andy joins us to make the occasion all the more special!  Keep your eyes on those monkey hats and get ready for action! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 52 – Animal Rights - The Schadecast returns!  This time, we’re still talking some PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, but still have time to talk a little Injustice 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and how to know you’re in a cult before tackling the hardest-hitting news around.  Namely, the virtual extinction of ozimals.  Also, which pets are the worst and the animal takeover coming for us all! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #51 – Krullcaine - Summer has come and that means one thing!  Staying out of the hideous sun’s rays to enjoy video games!  We talk PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, some Marvel Heroes Omega, the latest in video game news and, of course, the dangers of Krullcaine abuse.  Join us down at the video game hole for a brand new episode of The Schadecast! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #50! … Snake Eyes! - We’re turning fifty (episodes) and it’s time to party!  We drop a new commercial product on you for your cat disposal needs, then turn our attention to playerunknown’s Battleground, CS:GO (as the kids call it), more Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Nier: Automata, the welcome return of Diablo 3 and its annoying lack of Minecraft, Mass Effect: Andromeda blues, how to call out of work sick, the Schadecast’s eerie powers of prophecy, Xbox Scorpio news, Atlus has very strict rules on Persona 5 streaming, emulating The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (it’s easy!), the Destiny 2 announcement, Ken Levine’s new game is borrowing from the Nemesis system and your questions! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #49 – High Falutin’ - We’re back on a brand new Schadecast!  We’re talking Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Hellion, a tad more Solitairica, Horizon: Zero Dawn, jury duty and Pauly Shore, bad dates, Stellaris, a look back at the movie Creepshow, that leaked Shadow of War trailer, your free games for Xbox and PS4 for March, more Oculus lawsuit stuff, Destiny 2 news, Switch chat, Mass Effect speculation and more! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #48 – The Father, Sun Drop and Holy Ghost - We investigate income opportunities with blessed beverages, the MOBI-ness of For Honor, Justin getting his Medal of Honor, the slo-mo joys of Sniper Elite 4, Nioh and the art of rock-tossin’, a hot new jam called Skyrim, Humble Bundles, Steam Greenlight goes dark, more VR news, PewDiePie races to the bottom, the Post Office surprises everyone by losing a package, Smedley Returns! and Stardew Valley gets an important update. We’ll be back in two weeks!  Until then be sure to check out the latest at! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 47 – You’re In a Cult - Welcome to this brand new episode of The Schadecast!  Slip on your white robes and put on those sneakers, we’re getting deep into Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, extreme sickness, Resident Evil 7, hot jury duty strats, Playstation 4 news and more Oculus woes.  Come chant to the moon with us! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 46 – Bomblets - Welcome to our first non-awards episode of 2017!  Settle in for some Nintendo Switch chat, hot Solitairica strats and a full-throated endorsement of movies no one cares about!  If you’re looking for your no-holds-barred journey to self-fulfillment, click play and allow the universe to unfold. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 45 – 2016 Game(s) of the Year(s)!(!) - 2016 isn’t over until The Schadecast says it is!  On this new episode, we dive into our favorite games of 2016, but not before we talk some Christmas, penis rankings and being Jesse Ventura in VR.   Also, on-episode Steam purchases, Dave & Buster’s Online ™, Astroneer, Let It Die, a trio of special awards including No Man’s Sky and an old favorite returning to the show, and our personal top 10 lists for the year! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 44 – Noob Tube - We return for one last show before the new year to talk about all the stuff you care about!  We’re chatting about Medal of Honor, Star Citizen, Titanfall 2, The Division (again), MechWarrior, Doom documentaries, The Last Guardian, Planet Coaster, Minion Masters, VR thrills, that Death Stranding trailer and all the news you can stand!  Come get it, Ike! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #43 – X-Commies - We’re back from the Thanksgiving doldrums to get all up into Clint Howard movies, The Division’s latest content, Titanfall 2 impressions, the madness of Accounting, Google Earth VR, zombie math, the new No Man’s Sky patch, that free-to-play EvE Online service, Final Fantasy XV, Planet Coaster staffing woes, all the news worth talking about and, as always, your questions and comments! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 42 – Blunts! - With the turmoil of the election behind us, we turn our attention back to the more important issues of the day: how much kids love blunts, The Division getting better, new game blues, the promise of Steep, finishing Tokyo Mirage Sessions, the joys of older ladies, Battlefront is still… fine?, how is Playstation VR for  first-time VR users?, getting caught with shovels, the unending saga of No Man’s Sky, Bethesda goes radio-silent for reviewers, more details on the Nintendo Switch, Tomb Raider leaks, Rimworld gets sexy and more! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 41 – Berenger and Zane - The Schadecast is back to discuss the important issues of the day: why monkeys throw poop, being duster cool, how good Battlefield 1 is, whether the new patch fixes The Division, beating Doom, how cool Thumper is, Playstation VR’s pros and cons, Mafia 3’s surprising catharsis, which Switch is which, how Red Dead Redemption 2 gives us all hope, Valve and EVE Online entertain lawsuits, Battlefield 1 servers, gettin’ truthed, voice actors on strike, Dead Star being, er, dead, phones as social commentary, diversity panel blues, alternate uses for human skulls and a death-defying recipe! Find more at! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #40 – The Ponderosas - The Schadecast returns with a brand-spankin’ new episode!  With the Fall season upon us, we dive into Rimworld, Hitman, Hyper Light Drifter,Rocket League, students becoming masters, Corpse Party, Forza Horizon 3, Oculus shake-ups, the nature of existence, mistaking Zooropa with Zootopia, no man playing No Man’s Sky, Vivendi looming over Ubisoft, players being sued for bad reviews, Destiny 2, Dean Hall’s new game, the Firewatch movie and your comments, questions and recipes.  Throw up those steak knives and let’s get video game-y! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #39 – Star Citizenry! Oh, and Murder! - The Schadecast has returned with a new episode!  So, what about the new PS4 Pro?  How good is Star Citizen now and should you get it right now?  Plus, Dolan gets into Rimworld, mechanical keyboard shop talk, used space car dealerships, Steam’s new review system and a whole mess of news!  Enough jaw-bonin’, let’s go! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #38 – Space Gas -   With September upon us, we turn our gaze to the stars…  More precisely, the Schadecast returns to talk No Man’s Sky, Star Citizen and Rimworld as well as Playstation pros and cons, Oculus Rift’s legal issues, imperative South Park peripherals and, of course, space farts.  Join us, won’t you? Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #37 – 65 Layers of Static - We live in a post-No Man’s Sky reality, and the newest episode of The Schadecast is here to help!  Jon deep dives on his time with No Man’s Sky while Justin goes old school with the new game Day of Infamy.  Bo recounts his time with Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE in an attempt to describe one of the most indescribable games we’ve played.  There’s more on that fan-made Battlefront 3 game, Hitman, the worst video game worlds to be stuck inside and our deep love of Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance.  As always, your comments, questions and recipes!  Fuel up that warp drive and blast into the newest episode! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 36 – We’ll Do It Live!!! - The Schadecast is back!  This time, we take to the air… the internet air, that is.  Our first live broadcast, now not live and in podcast form.  This time around, we’re talking HMS Marulken, Persona 3, Inside, the Xbox One S, Overwatch bans and, yes, your recipes. We’ll be back live on YouTube Wednesday, August 10th! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 35 – Chiller Oven! - It’s all the rage these days.  It seems like everyone is playing it.  No matter where you turn, the name of the game is on everyone’s lips.  That’s right, Inside, the follow-up to Limbo, is out now!  Also, submarine simulators, some quick VR hits, how to make your children crazy, “influencer” hi-jinx and, yes, Pokemon Go as a social experiment!  And, as always, your questions, comments and recipes! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 34 – Beanie Baby Cult - Drop your linen and start your grinnin’, The Schadecast crew is back to talk all things E3-related.  We dig into God of War, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Quake: Champions, kitten rescues, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, The Last Guardian, Death Stranding, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Mafia 3, Titanfall 2, DayZ’s new update, Slime Rancher, finishing video games, chess expertise, Naughty America, digging into our Steam wish lists and a new power listener gets LinkedIn advice. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 33 – Scorpio Rising! - With E3 upon us, we unite to discuss the new Doom, the latest VR games and what the hell’s going on with Oculus, Xbox’s new hardware, Watch Dogs 2, FTL obsessions, Overwatch and a quick post-mortem on The Division.  As always, your comments, questions and recipes play us out, but not before we examine a real-world game of Pong.  It’s Summer, so strip down and tune in! Your token link for this episode’s conversation: Real World Pong Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #32 – The Last Cowherder - The world of VR is upon us as Bo and Justin receive competing headsets.  Also, DayZ improves, Justin loves the D, Hitman shenanigans, Darkest Dungeon, the awfulness of the internet, new Battlefield, anime porn and your comments and recipes.  All await you just inside! Additional music provided by Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #31 – So Long, Reality… - Hey there, gamers!  We’re back to talk about everything from the upcoming receipt of VR headsets by 67% of our team to Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye and everything in between.  There’s more The Division, Party Hard, saying so long to Clash Royale, and, as always, your questions comments and one epic recipe!  Let’s roll! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #30 – The All-American Nap Blaster!!! - With summer nearly upon us, we take time out to talk about The Division (still), the surprising Ratchet & Clank reboot, our latest candidate for worst human being on the planet, the upcoming Friday the 13th game, the nature of identity, proper prayer habits, the benefits of multiple coffee makers and so much more!  Join us, won’t you? Also, be sure to check us out on Facebook and leave us a review on iTunes! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #29 – Airplane Jokes - VR is here and its real and, yes, we talk about it some.  There’s also The Division, Hyper Light Drifter, Bo plays Heroes of the Storm, some new toiletries and the best games to play on an airplane.  Also, porn is coming to VR, EvE Online gets battle-tastic, our favorite superhero-based games and, as always, your comments, questions and recipes. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #28 – … And Follow the Instructions -   We return to talk about the release of The Division, the nefarious qualities of Clash Royale, Lindsey Lohan’s Rockstar lawsuit, the sad legacy of Tron games and, as always, your recipes, including a very special Mountain Dew recipe. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast Bonus Episode #1 – Firewatchin’! -   Now that the game has been out a bit, Jon and Bo sit down to discuss Firewatch and its relentless subversion of expectations.  Be very warned, we talk about all the twists and turns of the story as well as our own reflections on the game’s ending.  Also, fire puns. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 27 – Goodnight, Lube… - Welcome back to The Schadecast and back to our usual Friday release!  This time around, we settle the important issues of the day, such as the best ride at Disneyworld/Land, whether The Division beta was any good, why dongs are pixelated in Rust, if Bioshock: Infinite is a game worth finishing, why we’re just about done with Tell Tale Games’ control scheme, what’s with Bo and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, why anyone would make a life-size Harley Quinn, how a mobile VR solution might work, how awesome ViewMaster is, what the hell Microsoft’s HoloLens marketing is all about, and the legend of John Smedley.  Also, your questions, comments and recipes! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 26 – The Basement -   Things get dark on this latest episode of The Schadecast.  We talk X-Com, X-Files, Dolan’s love of Jack Black, murder dreams, how you know you’re playing a good game, hot Marvel Puzzle Quest strats, Justin’s hunt for gold and sounds that trigger video game memories.  Also, prostitutes.  Looking for a good time, sailor?  Listen in! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 25 – Werewolf Colony! -   The Schadecast crew is back to talk Justin’s fancy new graphics card, Arma III, Squad updates, Pocket Mortys, Star Trek: Timelines, Marvel: Puzzle Quest – a call to action, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was seriously a good show, Adventure Capitalist and werewolf colonies, Uncharted 2, MechWarrior Online is good (and also gross), Hearthstone, Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon,  Metal Gear Online is no longer in beta, John Smedley has a new job and is not a murderer, Minecraft gets educational, favorite cabinets, Wilsons and feedback from the listeners! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast 24 – Fly! -   Our first podcast of 2016 explores taboo videos, Squad updates, Rainbow 6: Siege, Awesome Games Done Quick, Wolfriders, surfing games, Uncharted,  One Finger Death Punch, Satellite Reign, Rocket League, Destiny,  Tales from the Borderlands, Making a Murderer, Console Wars and the Sega Genesis, Jon’s talking new a PC,  playing old games, the price of the Oculus Rift is announced and it’s pricey, the HTC Vive now has a fancy front-mounted camera, lots of people have a Playstation 4, VR takes some real graphical power, Star Wars pinball is coming, some quality Terminator discussion, Far Cry: Primal doesn’t have co-op, Macho Man comes to the wasteland of Fallout 4, Activision buys MLG, Steam has some issues Christmas morning, Black Ops 3 server problems and watching games vs. playing them. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast Episode 23 – E-Sports!!!* (*Also, Top 10 Games of the Year) -   For our end of year spectacular, we talk Star Wars, holiday plans, Rainbow 6: Siege, The Gods Are Watching, Squad, Dust, Star Citizen, Element, the allure of the Hot’n’Ready, Minecraft, Rebel Galaxy, Bloodborne punishment, Broken Age, Kerbal Space Program, Destiny and the quest for loot, Massive Chalice, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Top 10 Games of the Year and honorable mentions, Best Music, Best Story, The Bally and The Schaddey, what’s coming in 2016, Kojima v. Konami, Rocket League getting sweet cash, Steam sales, and what to do with those pesky holiday hackers.  Let’s no-scope 2015 and ring in the new year with a bang!  E-SPORTS!!! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast Episode 22 – Dr. Thunder and the Snow Monkeys -   This time around we talk the murder of Ron Weasley,  Dying Light co-op play, Rainbow Six: Siege, Fallout 4 physics and synth dismemberment, Star Citizen crashes, Comcastie – the internet asshole, swapping Nashville stories, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection is the best Indiana Jones game ever made (or Bo thinks so), the trippiness of Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, the open world-ness of Rise of the Tomb Raider, Bo’s day o’streaming with Borderlands 2 and Tales fom the Borderlands, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is a good Diablo clone, Bo loves Firefly and finds a game that makes him feel like playing blues in space, we pry to Jesus Games, Gear VR is out and inexpensive and even has games, monkey talk, SoCom is back (in mod form), Insurgency and why Jon has so many copies of it, PS4 has a whole other processor core to be used and also pc streaming from a PS4 is a thing, the Microsoft Hololens has a use (kind of) and wants your ideas for me, children’s information hacked thanks to motherboard of VTech device, MGS V wants to save the world from nukes, Mr. Sardonicus references, XCOM in Excel, someone makes [...]
  • The Schadecast Episode 21 – Rise of the Schadecast! -   With the holidays upon us, Bo, Jon and Justin give thanks for the true meaning of Thanksgiving and talk MST3K Kickstarters, the importance of prompt vasectomies, Minecraft – you know, for kids!, Justin rooms with CHUDs in New York, Bo’s big gay wedding adventure, the emotional ties of The Schadecast to the planet Vulcan, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Star Wars: Battlefront get no love, the Blade Runner sequel, Fallout 4 pros and cons, Justin gets all cultural at MOMA, the genuine admiration of super-difficult simulation players, Jon goes Uncharted, Justin gets Mad (Max), H1Z1 isn’t as good as DayZ, Bo raids tombs, the new Xbox One dashboard (also, backwards compatibility), another round of gamer vs. developer, a new Diablo patch lands, Fallout 4 has sold a LOT of games, Star Wars: Battlefront announces DLC season pass, gray market game keys, Half Life 2 turns 11, Fallout 4 mods are coming, your Schadecast Arkham Knight update, is this PC port of Black Ops 3 a disaster of Batman proportions (and we get joy from Black Ops 3 Steam reviews), Left 4 Dead 3 and Red Dead sequel speculation, and horror franchises that should be video games. Podcast: [...]
  • The Schadecast #20 – Fallout Eve - Recorded a scant few days before the dawn of Fallout 4, we talk Zebulonian racism, Halloween happenings and the stages of celebration, obscure Halloween costume ideas, Fallout 4 enthusiasm abounds, Tomb Raider, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Metro 2033, The Walking Dead Season One, Destiny and the Festival of Whatever-the-Fu@k, Hearthstone and the tavern brawl conundrum,  Mad Max on fire, Broken Age and Doublefine Adventures, Magicka 2 and the way to cast spells, Grim Fandango, Rock Band 4, Bo has to sell Jon on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, Marvel Puzzle Quest and Bo’s obsession with Dark Reign, Grand Theft Auto 5 and good parenting skills, Skyrim mods, sub-DOTA MOBAs, Lynda Carter sings for Fallout and mods will be free, Activision buys King for a whole lot of money, the Metal Gear studio closes, MechWarrior!, No Man’s Sky is really coming out and there’s a date now, Steam has a giant use base now, Playstation VR is going to launch with more than 50 games, GOG has things on sale!, Star Wars: The Old Republic gets an update, and Arkham Knight gives up on pc. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #19 – Destiny’s Children -   Sorry for the delay on this one, but I think you’ll find it’s positively jam-packed with video game goodness.  We talk Metal Gear Solid V, Pumpkin Patch Pig Races, pails of cobwebs, Bo is broken by moving, Flywrench, Rockets, Rockets, Rockets, Star Wars: Battlefront Beta, Mad Max, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Destiny pros and cons, Rock Band 4, Dolan gets a Steam contoller and a Steam Link, Broforce is officially out, Marvel Puzzle Quest, an unreleased South Park game was discovered, Shadow of the Colossus has no hidden Colossus (no really) and a PC clone is on the way!, Steam and Mac try to make friends, Far Cry: Primal is a thing that will happen, there will be a Wargames game, Alison Road cancels a Kickstarter and gets a publisher, del Toro is not pleased about the fate of Silent Hills, Batman: Arkham Knight coming soon on PC!, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 5 is not very good, former Criterion devs are talking spiritual successor to Burnout, there is a new Doom game, Hearthstone gets nerfy, more disappointing Battlefront news, our favorite horror games for Halloween, The Evil Within, and our favorite Star Wars/sci-fi games! Podcast: Play in [...]
  • The Schadecast 18 – Long Pork -     Your trio of intrepid gamers has returned to discuss video games.  And cannibalism.  This time out, Bo goes to a Star Trek convention, David’s hooking up with Tammy, the merits of Fred Ward, Metal Gear Solid V, Squad, Rockets, Rockets, Rockets, PSNow, more Comcast complaints, whore etiquette, Mad Max and Mad Max: Fury Road, Fallout 4 anticipation, The Long Dark gets an update, Out There: Omega Edition, Minecraft animal husbandry, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Tales from the Borderlands, Marvel Puzzle Quest, SOMA, The Westport Independent, Bungie pays up, Shadowplay is live from Nvidia, Oculus has a Netflix app, Hitman is delayed, Kickstarter is a public benefit corporation (whatever the hell that is), Donkey Kong world record is beaten, Rainbow 6: Siege, the Battlefront beta is coming!, Metal Gear Solid 5’s failure spectrum, Star Citizen restructures, Twitch gets direct uploads, Fallout 4 goes all democratic, TBS set to air CS: GO tournaments, DayZ gets a new helicopter, GTA V boasts sasquatch sightings, David’s favorite games according to everyone but David, Street Fighter V, the scariest games and what WE would like to see. To see the article regarding free-to-play game data mining: Justin’s Squad gameplay: The Westport Independent: [...]
  • The Schadecast #17 – Metal Gear Schadecast -   We return for more video game goodness, this time with four – count ’em FOUR – hosts.  This time around: Bo’s adventures in Los Angeles, Until Dawn and the horror of spider-clowns, more Diablo 3, Rocket League, Rockets, Rockets, Rockets, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, your bi-weekly Squad update, Halo 4, Destiny, Assassin’s Creed 4, Ryse: Son of Rome, Sunset Overdrive, Massive Chalice, Tomb Raider, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, Rare Replay, Batman: Arkham Knight, Titanfall and the problem with “those” games, Dark Souls, Spintires, Trump v. McFerrin, Hearthstone, Planetary Annihilation: Titans, Fallout Shelter, Mad Max, Metal Gear, why you stink at fighting games, Hearthstone is making bank, Smedley v. Lizard Squad continues, Rick and Morty comes to DOTA 2, the new Tomb Raider will offer more stealth options, Machinima gets dirty, Chat Roulette becomes a first-person shooter, YouTube gets a gaming channel, Arkham Knight gets a pc patch (kind of), is Nintendo going straight digital?, Windows 10 is actually popular, Star Wars: Battlefront has no server browsing and no one is pre-ordering, Bo hands out a PSN pro-tip, Star Citizen refunds, favorite franchises and what the hell happened to Burnout? Podcast: Play in new [...]
  • The Schadecast #16 – The Trumpcast! -   The biggest, sexiest, classiest podcast around is back to discuss the timey-wimey nature of The Schadecast, the proper level of stupid, hail Florida!, zombie Carl Sagan, GTA V, Squad, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, the joys of SSDs, Tammy Mk. 2, Captain Forever, Rising Thunder, Punity, the wormhole, Rocket League aerial adventures!, gushing about Journey, Papers, prison romances, Victor Vran and what makes a good Diablo clone, cross-platform goodness, the inherent sorrow of the days’ end in Papers, Please!, Bo finishes Dragon Age: Inquisition, we love math, the ecosystem within Jon’s wuss, your big games don’t impress us, Bo likes the restaurant simulator Cook. Serve. Delicious!, we can’t wait for Metal Gear Online, Crackdown 3 is a thing that’s happening and has some pretty incredible tech behind it, something about the Ouya, Rare Replay, GTA V rpg and Fallout 3 Mad Max mods, Elite’s controversial new expansion, Tony Hawk brings everyone down, casual games that suck you in, and a listener gives us the business about Broforce! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #15 – Voluptuous Buttons -   Summer doldrums?  No big releases coming out?  Let the Schadecast prove why you are wrong and you should feel bad about yourself for thinking something so stupid.  This time out, Ron vs. Clint Howard, astrophysics with the Schadecast, updated contact information, video game giveaway (no, really, right on this episode), Steam tips from Justin, things not to do with Jon, Dungeon Souls, Squad, the official Toiletry review, Fallout Shelter coming for Android, Rocket League, Jon loves Journey and wants to have babies with it, player-to-player communication in multiplayer, #sorryalbinos, more Dragon Age: Inquisition, Driveclub PS+ Edition and great car controls, Davue & Busters and horrible jokes about children, classic pinball, people bought a whole lot of those Fallout Shelter lunchboxes, Sar Citizen updates an the burden of transparency, Windows 10 and Xbox One streaming, drugs and e-sports, The Schadecast’s Deity of the Week, game theory at work in game design, the origins of Rocket League, League of Legends character redesigns, and Flash problems, the Madden football stats guy, Threes is now free-to-play, continuing coverage of CEO v. Hackers, goofin’ on Galations, the future of Nintendo, digital pricing woes, and did I mention a free game for someone who [...]
  • The Schadecast #14 – YEEAAAHHH!!! -   In an epic-length podcast, the gang talks zombie games and Call of Duty, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and impromptu surgery, Dungeon Souls, ARMA III, Squad is coming, the curse of Steam libraries, Alien: Isolation,Far Cry 4 editors and Jon’s controller woes,You Must Build a Boat and toilet-related gaming, Risk strategies, when robbing liquor stores becomes passe, Rocket League,Twisted Metal needs love, CounterSpy, dog murder and great gaming deals, Her Story and contextual gaming, Mark Harmon: Pro and Con, Dolan vs. Windows 10, Bo’s pro-Batmobile stance and Arkham Knight, Broforce and the need for the quarter slot, Star Citizen delays first-person mode,PewdePie makes millions, survival games, now with dinosaurs!, Project Ascension, Jimmy Buffett and dinosaurs, Oculus says they’re making actual games, Windows 10 is free, the games we get excited about, Shenmue, superheroic games, and asymmetrical multiplayer experiences. Tank mode!!! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast #13: Gimme Shelter -   Welcome back to The Schadecast!  This time out we discuss the pun-tastic world of Sandra Bullock movies, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Fallout Shelter and the forced breeding experiments that ensue, Tabletop Simulator and 9/11 jokes, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Doorkickers, Road Redemption, Grow Home, Zombie Army Collection, The Talos Principle and the allure of puzzle-based multi-player, Bo preorders Arkham Knight and the creep factor of Arkham Asylum, BroForce, The Long Dark, Rogue System, Squad, Batman is broke as hell on pc, Rust has variable wangs, our inevitable robot overlords, The Division gets scaled down, companion apps and the proper use thereof, Fallout 4 at 30 frames per second?, Jon Dolan – Warrior of the Wasteland, thoughts on the Hololens, Arma 3 and Justin’s weeping computer, Diablo 3 gets a new patch, Destiny and how Bungie comes across like a bunch of dumb jerks, breaking Batman news as of a week ago, E3 thoughts an your questions! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast Episode 12: The Next Segment -   With David on assignment in the Himalayas, we recruit new Schadecaster Justin to fill in.  In an epic two-hour show, we discuss the politics of Hell, Steven Seagal quotas, Fallout 4, Bo’s relationship with his graphics card, the state of DayZ, the trials and tribulations of running a server and story time with Jon, Tabletop Simulator and crying God’s Tears, Project Reality, Windward, Elite: Dangerous and the perils of sly girlfriends, Star Citizen controversies, You Must Build a Boat!, Massive Chalice, Dragon Age: Inquisition (yes, again), Elder Scrolls Online, Marvel: Puzzle Quest, The Last Guardian lives, New Hearthstone game modes, VR and AR gets big at E3, Uwe Boll, Valve and refunds, Steam machines, Vice City reborn in GTA V, the perks of being John Fogerty’s neighbor, and Steam Summer Sale strategies from Jon! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast Episode 11: Lover’s Cross -   Kick back and listen to the cool grooves laid down by Jon, David and Bo as we discuss apex predators, Outlast, Hohokum, Windward, Heroes of the Storm and the magical world of MOBAs, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the Zombie Army Trilogy, Elite: Dangerous, Star Citizen, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Tomb Raider, all things Oculus, the trouble with Pudding Pops, Konami goes mobile, Jon parts ways with U-Play, Assassin’s Creed woes, Nvidia hair vs. AMD hair, 4chan trolls EA, filthy cheaters come clean, Pac-Man turns 35 but Duck Hunt still sucks, cereal: pros and cons, E3 surprises, light gun games, the best fighting game characters and we debate the greatest gaming system of all time. Drop us a line at Follow us Twitter: @sdfgaming Join the Facebook group. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast Episode 10: Tammy -   The gang is back!  In the wake of big Steam news,  we talk about that and more, including, but not limited to, GTA V online play, Mortal Kombat X, Neverwinter, console deals and Dead Rising 3, Halo: Master Chief Collection, Sunset Overdrive and the Tony Hawk itch, Far Cry 4, Hearthstone for mobile, Cities: Skyline and the joys of virtual traffic, Sunless Sea, Ready Player One/The Last Starfighter, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Real Dolls, mods of all stripes, the Oculus Rift is actually coming out, Konami being a bunch of jerks, GOG Galaxy, ironic bomb threats, Steam’s new ban system, pre-orders and GoatZ.  Also, Tammy…   Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast Episode 9: The Dynamo Dabbler! -   The gang is back for Schadecast Episode 9 in which our heroes get political, offer GTA: Vice City pro-tips. talk about Mario Kart 7, GTA V heists, Far Cry 4, Planetary Annihilation, Tomb Raider and the joys of PC repair, Ori and the Blind Forest, Tiger Woods Hot Shots’ Golf, PSNow, Saints Row the Third, Spirit Lords, Bo buys an Xbox One, Neverwinter, the importance of consoles in home defense, Rayman Legends, Child of Light, Never Alone, PoolNation FX, War Thunder, Loadout, Microsoft’s take on VR, Fable Legends as free-to-play, MOBAs make money (who knew?), Bo insists on getting the name of Heroes of the Storm wrong, movies on Steam, GTA V’s video editor, WTF gaming moments, favorite gaming memories, Mortal Kombat X and the number six. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Schadecast Episode 8: The Otho - The Schadecast returns!  This time around, we talk birthdays, rape fantasies and the neurosis it brings,Final Fantasy 4, Plague Inc. disease names, Minecraft farming, hilarious swastikas in Beseige, City Skylines and poop, Rock Band, Pillars of Eternity, Dark Alliance, Kojima and Konami, Nintendo goes mobile, more Minecraft, Evolve, the Twitch breach, GOG return policies, Hearthstone’s expansion, the PS4 update, PS Now, Ready Player One, Bloodborne, Dante’s Inferno, great video game stories and the joys of multiplayer co-op.  Over two hours of pure nonsense!  Quit reading and get ta listenin’!   Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • Schadecast Episode 7: Motorboatin’ w/ Katy -   This episode, you guys…  Thanks for being patient, but this 2+ hour vidja game bonanza is worth the wait!  Featuring your three returning champions, Jon, David and Bo, this episode covers Far Cry 4, Gone Home, WWE 2K15, Hotline: Miami, the inevitable Diablo 3 shout-out, Saints Row 4, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Rainbow 6 Vegas 2, The Swapper, WWE Supercard, Solar 2, The Long Dark, Rift demos, Microsoft’s big press event, new apps on the PS4, senior citizen pornography, t-shirt slogans and the best places to buy and/or steal electronics.  Join us, won’t you? Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • Schadecast!: Episode 6 – Tuna Taco Shepard -   Welcome back to the Schadecast!  Once more we discuss Diablo 3, but only  a little bit, we swear!  Also, Dragon Age: Inquisition tales, 3DS gamerin’, what the hell happened to Xbox Live and PSN Christmas Day, Uplay nonsense and your questions! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • Schadecast Episode 5: Gettin’ High in GTA V -   Welcome back for another episode of the Schadecast.  Rather appropriately for our fifth episode, we talk about GTA V and all the shenanigans possible.  Also, Shadow of Mordor, Napster, This War of Mine, more Diablo 3, Smash Brothers, WWE ’15, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Steamworld Dig, Sniper Elite, WWE Supercard, helicopter suicides, Destiny DLC, broken games,, Sonic games and the inaugural broadcast of Schadecast After Dark.  Also, Bo laughs for almost a solid minute, Dolan regales the gang with tales of bachelor Thanksgivings and David calls something stupid. Drop us a line at! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • Schadecast Episode 4: Effin’ Diablo, Man… - Join our hearty adventurers as they again traverse into the mystical land known as video games.  On this episode, we chat about Silent Hill: The Room, Overlord vs. Fable 2, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream, Planetary Annihilation, Super Stardust HD, Diablo 3, the upcoming Oculus Rift consumer release, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Anita Sarkeesian on The Colbert Report, buried E.T. cartridges and their relative value, Smash Brothers for the DS, what’s wrong with Titanfall and, oh yeah, did we mention Diablo 3? Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • Schadenfreude Gaming Episode 3: Miranda’s Butt - Once again, Schadenfreude Gaming returns to discuss video games and other unrelated matters.  In this episode, the gang talks the sitcom Taxi, the buoyancy of ginger souls, Jeffrey Osborne, wasp genocide, Silent Hill, Feed the Head, Halo: Reach, Battlefront 2, Blue Thunder, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, P.T., Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and a lengthy discussion of #Gamergate prompted by a listener question. Remember to contact us at and find all the videos and random nonsense at the main site, Enjoy! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • Schadenfreude Gaming Episode 2: A Spiteful Bag of Hot Sauce - Episode 2 of Schadenfreude Gaming is here!  This time around, David, Jon and Bo discuss the perils of shopping for Janice, more Wolfenstein: The New Order talk, the excellence of Tomb Raider, ridiculous Final Fantasy characters, the ups and downs of Resident Evil, Progress Quest, Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning, Swords & Poker, blue boobs, Starcade and customer service shenanigans. Send us your thoughts and questions at sdfgaming@sdfgaming,com. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • SDF Gaming First 30: Shadow of Mordor - Come to Mordor, where the heroes are deadly and the orcs are disgusting and brutal creatures that don’t call their mothers and hate you. Watch as Bo winds his way through the first 30 minutes of gameplay and gets in WAY over his head.
  • Sunday Morning Stream: Terror Aboard the Speedwell - In a bold move to inaugurate the Sunday Morning Streams (hehe, pee joke), here’s a poorly-chosen text-based adventure.  If you’d like to try the game yourself, you can find a copy here. Play in new window | Download
  • Schadenfreude Gaming Episode 1: The Joys of Nazi Murder - In the inaugural episode, David, Jon and Bo talk Wolfenstein: The New Order, space truckin’ in Elite: Dangerous, best games ever and lay out their gaming credentials.  Also, the first VR deaths and how likely Bo will be the first victim. Send your thoughts and questions to SDFGaming@SDFGaming,com. Podcast: Play in new window | Download

2 Comments on Schadenfreude Gaming

  1. Travis Sturm // October 5, 2016 at 6:14 pm // Reply

    What are your thoughts on the horror games that were recently released or about to be released? I watched some gameplay of Dead by Daylight and after about ten minutes decided that this game looked terrible.

    The main problem seemed to be balancing issues. I’m guessing that the Friday the 13th game is going to have similar problems. Games like Alien Isolation and Outlast did a good job of transitioning horror elements into gameplay but I don’t think slasher games work as well. How would you design these games so both sides have fun?

  2. My big recommend for these asymmetrical multiplayer horror games is to give the final girl/guy some advantages to remain true to the genre. It would be fun if the flow of gameplay somehow captured the discovery of bodies leading to the final confrontation. Tough bill, though.

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