Hey all! Welcome to "Level Up", the podcast where we discuss the greatest in gaming. In this episode, our host Kyle is joined by guest Josh, a longtime gamer and Resident Evil fan. They'll be reviewing one of the most iconic games in the Resident Evil franchise: Resident Evil 4. Resident Evil 4 was first... Continue Reading →
Time to Level Up!
Are you a gaming enthusiast who loves to revisit the classics and learn about the history of your favorite games? Do you want to explore the industry-changing games that paved the way for the gaming world as we know it today? If so, then you won't want to miss Level Up! Join us on a... Continue Reading →
Pushing Button’s Most Anticipated Games of 2023
We are talking about the Most Anticipated Games of 2023! It's setting up to be a monster year in gaming from Suicide Squad to Hogwarts Legacy, and so mush more. What game are you most hyped for? https://open.spotify.com/show/21372eeN8I3XZkBAr4FOdr?si=5b9bc08738b4430c
God of War Ragnarok Review
We are talking God of War on this week's Pushing Buttons! We can't get enough of Kratos and Atreus in this mythological world. Design, gameplay, and a ton of story; we discuss it all.
Mythology: From God of War to Kid Icarus
Hey all! Mythology has been a popular story subject in gaming. In the latest episode, we discuss how Mythology is used and what it adds to the gaming industry.
Scott joins Kevin and Kyle to talk about comfort games. They share their favorites and analyze what makes a game a comfortable escape. What is your go-to comfort game? https://open.spotify.com/episode/2TNfrAoagkHekDgivkVzUY?si=623a1714fd5941c8
Geek Freaks has a Newsletter!
We have launched a newsletter called the Geekdom Herald. It will keep you informed on the broad strokes of geek news, tell you what's happening in our network, and have some fun along the way. A new issue releases the last week of every month. Be sure to check it out and give us your... Continue Reading →
Gaming Acquisitions – Why Microsoft Wants to Collect Companies
Kevin and Frank are discussing the growing trend of gaming acquisitions. Specifically, they go over Microsoft's latest reasoning behind their purchase of Activision Blizzard. What do you think of gaming companies merging? Is your first impression positive or worried? https://open.spotify.com/episode/13S4Dmku6MdHc51tV2N5BW?si=ee35ee9ab5f7407b
Best of Gaming Tierlist
The guys are working with Tiermaker to put their review skills to the test. Did they mess up any of your favorite games? https://open.spotify.com/show/21372eeN8I3XZkBAr4FOdr?si=f2b3ca4df8544327
What Deserves a Perfect Score?
This week the guys discuss reviewing games and what it means when a game gets a 10 out of 10. What review process do you prefer when researching a new game? https://open.spotify.com/episode/5gGtubGKuLmwrhr2SrMA5a?si=28e1c9a6ca0044d8
Quickfire Review Part 3
Hey all! New season, a new set of Quickfire Reviews! What are some games that deserve a better review? Were there any you completely agree with? Let us know! https://open.spotify.com/episode/24uLFNA7K6czpLq2Tdq8BM?si=227f08f82f12471f
We've all had our favorite systems. We would defend them on the school bus with fervor. Today, as adults, we still exclaim our preferences on social media. But does it matter? Did it ever matter? We discuss the start of the console wars and the current state of the pseudo battles.
Battle Passes: Gaming’s New Game
Pushing Buttons' Season 3 is here! Kevin and Kyle are joined by Scott to discuss the gaming industry's most useful new money maker, the Battle Pass. Perfected by Fortnite and now adopted by Call of Duty, Sea of Thieves, and even Overwatch. It seems like every big multiplayer game wants in on this business model.... Continue Reading →
Summer Brawl Part 4 – Season 2 Finale!
Hey all! We come to the conclusion of our Summer Brawl! The ultimate showdown between the best hero and villain. This is also the season 2 finale for Pushing Buttons. Hope you enjoyed the season and we'll be back SOON! https://anchor.fm/frank-lourence2/episodes/Summer-Brawl-Part-4---Season-2-Finale-e1l6nrk
Summer Brawl – Part 3
Hey all! It's our third round of duels. Even the strong will fall at this point. We bring in a judge to break ties as things tend to get heated! https://open.spotify.com/episode/1nVuKOlVR4uTnqZNRB5k3Q?si=0684efbcc0d04bd6 https://anchor.fm/frank-lourence2/episodes/Summer-Brawl---Part-3-e1ksor8
Summer Brawl Part 2
Bring on the baddies! It's time for the villain's sweet 16. Who will prevail? Bowser, Arthas, M. Bison... Let's find out. https://open.spotify.com/episode/00ADcrJNl4zQItCrKTtzgD?si=ff7e84deb2e6410f https://anchor.fm/frank-lourence2/episodes/Summer-Brawl-Part-2-e1kl5m1
https://anchor.fm/frank-lourence2/episodes/Summer-Showcase-e1ju01s Hey all! Kyle is joined by Frank and they are talking about all the recent gaming reveals. From The Last of Us to Starfield, there is a TON to discuss! What are you most hyped for?
Linear vs Open-World Games
Kyle and Frank debate over the dominant form of gaming, linear or open-world. Which kind do you prefer? https://open.spotify.com/episode/7G9eiOXVLenihS6uCBsYqJ?si=bc0dab0c577c436b
Quickfire Review Part 2
https://open.spotify.com/episode/5K6Ell5fuAgr0LL9pP7LWa?si=f14c30d6e7894f71 We are tackling some quickfire reviews once again! 90 seconds, random game, GO!
Popular Games We Avoid
https://open.spotify.com/show/21372eeN8I3XZkBAr4FOdr?si=868f6af02c6646d2 Kevin and Kyle are talking about those super popular games they simply do not like. Is there a big game you tend to avoid? Let us know on our socials!