Podcast: 0.57 Full Bowser (Iron Man Three)

Zero Stars | 09.16.2019


We just don't know how to feel about Iron Man Three.

Podcast: 0.56 It Is Incredibly Complex (The Avengers)

Zero Stars | 09.03.2019


We try and fail to recall everything that happens in The Avengers and Matt makes a valiant effort to talk about video games.

Podcast: 0.55 It's Pandering To Me

Zero Stars | 08.19.2019


We watch Captain America: The First Avenger and disagree about the pronunciation of "Jumanji".

Podcast: 0.54 A Popular & Famous God (Thor)

Zero Stars | 08.05.2019


While ostensibly about 2011's Thor, this is really just a meditation on Jeremy Renner's music career.

Podcast: 0.53 Plot Q (Iron Man 2)

Zero Stars | 07.22.2019


The MCU returns to greatness (or at least goodness) with Iron Man 2 and Matt experiences D&D in a whole new way.

You can see images from the campaign Matt is a player in here.

Podcast: 0.52 It Was Pretty Well Received At The Time

Zero Stars | 07.08.2019


We watched 2008's The Incredible Hulk. It was incredible.

Podcast: 0.51 We Had To Force Ourselves To Do This

Zero Stars | 06.17.2019


We pick the biggest video game news week of the year to start watching Marvel movies. It went better than that sounds.

If you want to skip ahead, discussion of Iron Man starts at 34:28.

Podcast: 0.50 Superhero Sausage Party

Zero Stars | 05.13.2019


After fifty episodes, the Stars take this opportunity to ruminate on video game journalists and podcasts they've loved and lost. They also find time to tease a format change. Get your t-shirt!

Podcast: 0.49 I Like This Kind of Game

Zero Stars | 04.08.2019


It's been a rough couple weeks with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Podcast: 0.48 Bone & Rope Robot

Zero Stars | 03.25.2019

beard oil

It's a race against time as we discuss Google's Stadia announcement and the recent release of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Podcast: 0.47 Schroeder

Zero Stars | 02.25.2019


We're feeling loose as we discuss the Oscars that have already happened as well as Anthem, Apex Legends, and Divinity: Original Sin II.

Podcast: 0.46 Matt Has a New Obsession

Zero Stars | 02.11.2019

dungeons adjacent to dragons

Hot off their first round of D&D, the Stars get excited about Apex Legends, dismiss Anthem, and talk about a new segment involving Divinity II.

Podcast: 0.45 Nintendo Seal of Equality

Zero Stars | 01.28.2019

the seal

Matt becomes a Scrumlord and Bob plays games without screens. Tune in for discussions of CrossCode, Resident Evil 2, Twilight Struggle, Azul, and The Ancient Chinese Game of Go.

Podcast: 0.44 Plane and Smoke Friends

Zero Stars | 01.14.2019


It's a week full of regrets as the Stars discuss Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Into the Breach, and the Resident Evil 2 demo.

Podcast: 0.43 Our Various Psychological Issues With Video Games

Zero Stars | 12.31.2018


As 2018 draws to a close, the Stars evaluate the year in games. Matt wonders if he'll ever recapture the feelings conjured by Fallout 3. Bob gets a robot.

Podcast: 0.42 Why Would I Do the Smart Thing?

Zero Stars | 12.17.2018


Matt's played a lot and loved a little. Bob's played a little and loved a lot.

Podcast: 0.41 Red Dead Removed

Zero Stars | 12.03.2018

die ablo

A vacation from work provides the Stars a chance to play games that aren't Red Dead. There's lots to be thankful for as we discuss Diablo 3, Hitman 2, Dark Souls Remastered, and Super Mario Party.

Podcast: 0.40 Fresh Breath of the Wild

Zero Stars | 11.19.2018


Bob muses on the differences between story mission Red Dead and side mission Red Dead while Matt gets overwhelmed by Return of the Obra Dinn. Somehow, it all comes back to Zelda.

Podcast: 0.39 Cowmen

Zero Stars | 11.05.2018


Guess who just got back today
Them wild-eyed boys that had been away
Haven't changed that much to say
But man, I still think them cats are crazy

Podcast: 0.33 The Lost Episode

Zero Stars | 08.13.2018


Dear Readers, 

We here at Zero Stars are proud to present, for the first time ever, Zero Stars Episode 0.33, the fabled 'lost episode', which was recently discovered during an inventory at Prince's vault. It has been remastered in 1080p hi-definition widescreen to provide the ultimate in picture quality, and we hope you enjoy this peek at a lost moment in ZS history.

Podcast: 0.38 Solid Eight Hours (Feels Good)

Zero Stars | 07.30.2018


There's basically no news, but we still have stuff to talk about because Bob played a video game. Matt's obsessing over Zelda II and Bob wants the world to know about Dead Cells.

Podcast: 0.37 Extradition from Lavender Town

Zero Stars | 07.16.2018


It's the summer of Frosé, and we're big fans. Once we finish discussing frozen beverages, it's time for a loopy news hour and a light discussion of Fortnite on mobile before Matt tells Bob why he's wrong about Hollow Knight

Podcast: 0.36 Shock Jocks

Zero Stars | 07.02.2018


We come in like a wrecking ball to deliver affirmations and talk about the news of the week. Despite a remarkably lengthy news hour, we still find time to discuss All Our Asias, Dark Souls and God of War.

Podcast: 0.35 Hot Mike

Zero Stars | 06.18.2018


It's an Extremely Exciting Episode, because we're talking about E3. We journeyed to sunny Los Angeles and braved extreme heat so you could learn everything a human could possibly want to know about the games that (almost all) got pushed to 2019. 

Podcast: 0.34 After the Lost One

Zero Stars | 06.04.2018


We've been away too long, but we shake off the dust and dive in to a bucket of pre-E3 news. Despite having a month to do stuff, we haven't played much, but we still manage to opine on Cinco Paus, Doom, Alto's Odyssey, and Reigns: Her Majesty.

Podcast: 0.32 Bemusement Park

Zero Stars | 05.07.2018


It's a big week for news about Japanese games from the early 2000s. That gives us something to talk about that isn't God of War, but we still find plenty of time to talk about God of War. It's still really good.

Podcast: 0.31 Parkside

Zero Stars | 04.23.2018


There's a whole bunch of news, but it kind of doesn't matter because God of War is real, and it's spectacular.

Podcast: 0.30 The Inspirationists

Zero Stars | 04.09.2018

Nice Table

After creating thirty episodes of this show, we decide we're into making things. While Bob hasn't had time to play anything, Matt's burrowed deep into the wilds of Far Cry 5. It's another one of those, and this is another one of these.

Podcast: 0.29 Drake's Home Office

Zero Stars | 03.26.2018


After two weeks of hunting monsters, the boys reconvene to discuss the ups and downs of Monster Hunter: World. Bob likes it a lot. Matt likes it a little. They both continue to be baffled by Fortnite.

Podcast: 0.28 Balto's Odyssey

Zero Stars | 03.12.2018


We haven't played much but we've got heart and some excellent beverage recommendations. We still manage to talk about Alto's Odyssey, Super Monkey Ball, Metal Gear Survive, Celeste, and Turok on the Nintendo 64.

Podcast: 0.27 SURPRISE!

Zero Stars | 02.26.2018

mario time

We begin in a state of shock and never recover in this sugary-sweet episode. Matt and Bob have developed a taste for the eighties rock, and managed to play Metal Gear Survive, Remnants of Naezith, Cinco Paus, and Mount Your Friends 3D. 

Podcast: 0.26 The One With All The Callbacks

Zero Stars | 02.12.2018


We're feeling punchy on an episode that brings it all back home. Tune in for breaks, the return of the PUBG minute, the dramatic reappearance of Hollow Knight, and further conversations about the ancient Chinese game of Go. 

Podcast: 0.25 A Psycho Mantis Simulator

Zero Stars | 01.29.2018


We talk about video games, robots, AI, and laundry detergent in this episode. Matt intelligently condenses his feelings regarding Nier: Automata and XCOM 2 while Bob struggles mightily to make a single coherent point about the ancient Chinese game of Go. Tune in for one of the last missives from before the robots took over!

Podcast: 0.24 Twenty-Four Hours

Zero Stars | 01.15.2018


If you listened to every episode of this show, we've stolen a day of your life. This week, we talk about the games that have stolen days of ours. Bob's deep in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Matt's a citizen in West of Loathing, and we still find time to talk about Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy.

Podcast: 0.23 Florida Men

Zero Stars | 01.01.2018

florida man

A long break has given us plenty of time to play games and provided ample fodder for some first-class digressions. Tune in to hear about Rimworld, Gorogoa, Darkest Dungeon, Minimetro and basically everything that's currently out on the Switch.

Podcast: 0.22 Matt Goes it Alone

Zero Stars | 12.18.2017


We're sorry that we've been gone for three weeks. There's been a lot going on! We will return to our regularly scheduled broadcasts in the new year, but we know that you love content, so Matt recorded a special edition podcast to enrich your holiday season. Listen to learn why Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Johann Sebastian Joust, Towerfall, Cuphead, The World is Not Enough, Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Hitman, Resident Evil 4, and GOD HAND can make your season bright.

Podcast: 0.21 JJ Slider's Pizza Emporium

Zero Stars | 11.27.2017


It's a week full of filmic disappointment! A wild non sequitur appears and Bob hasn't played any games. Thankfully, Matt's played enough Horizon: Zero Dawn and Battlefield 1 for the both of them. 

Podcast: 0.20 Our National Nightmare

Zero Stars | 11.12.2017

ear mic

We embark on new adventures in hi-fi, discuss how EA ruins everything, and dive into conversations about Super Mario Odyssey and Horizon: Zero Dawn

Podcast: 0.19 Matt Watches Someone Beat Dark Souls 3

Zero Stars | 10.29.2017


We announce our new biweekly release schedule and then segue into an incredibly lengthy newshour. Stick it out for in-depth discussions about Super Mario Odyssey and The Evil Within 2.

Podcast: 0.18 Let's Take A Break

Zero Stars | 10.22.2017


We're mythbusting and fact-checking up a storm on this episode, mainly because Bob hasn't played anything. Thankfully, Matt's played enough Stardew Valley for both of us.

Podcast 0.17: Not a Knife in Sight

Zero Stars | 10.15.2017


It's Friday the 13th and we're ready to talk about a bunch of games. Tune in for the exciting conclusion(?) to Matt's Dark Souls saga, a bunch of praise for The Witness, quick takes on Octopath Traveller and Deus Ex, and a lengthy chat about Epic Games's sort-of-terrible and sort-of-amazing game Fortnite.

Podcast: Controversial Moves

Zero Stars | 10.09.2017


We pull out all of our trick shots for a rapid fire episode that addresses a whole bunch of games. Bob's beaten Dark Souls, Matt's played Picross, Cuphead is great, and Deus Ex is dumb. Matt even found time to play Thimbleweed Park.

Podcast: The Legend of Zelda: The Usual Danger of Sharks

Zero Stars | 10.01.2017

Smoke under the water.

We finally get around to some reader mail, and take a deep dive into The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Join us for a very special (and potentially spoiler-ish) episode.  

Podcast: Sweat It Out

Zero Stars | 09.24.2017


It's too hot and we can't think straight on this week's episode. Despite the heat, we manage to talk about Destiny 2, The Witness, Absolver, and Butterfly Soup.

Podcast: Apple Juice Moments

Zero Stars | 09.17.2017


Mario has nipples, Pewdiepie is a despicable person, and we have been playing the hottest new titles. Tune in for takes on Absolver and Destiny 2


Favorite things

Matt: Paris, Texas

Bob: The September Issue

Podcast: At It Again

Zero Stars | 09.11.2017


Bob returns from a multitude of weddings and Matt encounters an underwhelming killer clown. After discussing the state of movie award shows, we get down to business with our usual Dark Souls III discussion, follow up on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and the exciting conclusion to Bob's journey in Hyrule. 

Podcast: Wheels of Fight

Zero Stars | 09.04.2017

Wheels of Fight

 We ponder the demise of Nintendo's Miiverse and consider the possibility of an endless Super Meatboy. Matt's quest to find the Onion Knight in Dark Souls III continues, and we also discuss Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Neo Turf Masters.

Podcast: Ten Hours

Zero Stars | 08.27.2017

Ten Hours

The Stars receive their first reader mail and respond by plunging deep into the MOBA depths with Heroes of the Storm. A quickfire News Hour still leaves time to talk about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and a bit of Splatoon 2.

Podcast: A Very Special Episode

Zero Stars | 08.20.2017

Some person made this.

This week's episode forgoes the usual format in favor of a discussion about broken games we love. We talk about The World Is Not Enough, Final Fantasy VIII, Mirrors Edge and Alien: Isolation in an attempt to figure out what makes these games good, or at the very least, interesting.  

Podcast: The Zero Stars Card Game

Zero Stars | 08.13.2017

Stabbed in the back.

A lengthy discussion about why Valve is bumming us out segues into tales of Dark Souls betrayal and a big conversation about Supergiant's new game Pyre.

Podcast: Like a Monkey

Zero Stars | 08.07.2017

We figure out where Dave Matthews gets his ideas, forget that Jack Johnson is a person, and still find time to discuss Tacoma, Asemblance, Dark Souls III and Civilization IV.

Podcast: Jeff Geoff the Silicon Knight

Zero Stars | 07.30.2017

Matt's sleepy and we're both underprepared for this week's news section, but we pull it together by the end for our continuing discussion of Dark Souls III and looks at both Splatoon 2 and Civilization IV.

Podcast: The Onion Knight!

Zero Stars | 07.23.2017

The Stars talk about Dream Daddy, Spelunky, and Splatoon 2, but both hosts are most excited about their reunion with an old digital friend.

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Podcast: Dungeons Adjacent to Dragons

Zero Stars | 07.19.2017

Things get a little political, but the Stars recover and start a new journey in Dark Souls III. Other topics include Spelunky and Project CARS.

Podcast: Games Are Good Now

Zero Stars | 07.12.2017

Games were childish toys for decades, but now they're good and the Stars want to talk about it. Put on your Firewarden hat and join us for a lengthy (and spoiler-filled) discussion of Campo Santo's Firewatch.

Podcast: The Blues

Zero Stars | 07.05.2017

Hot takes abound as the Stars tackle Breath of the Wild's 'Master Mode', the SNES Classic, and Crypt of the Necrodancer.

Podcast: The One That Started It All

Zero Stars | 06.28.2017

Everyone's favorite podcast begins! The Stars discuss hot current games like Nioh, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Devil Daggers.