Podcasts

Connecting to Host #27: Elite Dangerous

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Episode #27 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I wing it with Elite Dangerous:

John and Ben hop into their Sidewinders and make their way through a tiny fraction of the 400 billion star systems that make up the huge world of Elite Dangerous. We take some time to fly as a wing through the expansive galaxy basking in the light of many suns while we destroy pirates and smuggle goods between different star systems.

Whether it’s trading, smuggling or bounty hunting, we take a look at what it’s like to play Elite Dangerous as a co-op experience. We put the features released as part of the Elite Dangerous: Horizons expansion to the test and join up to form a single crew hunting bounties as a team. Last but not least, we also talk about the VR support in Elite Dangerous.

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If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #26: Star Wars Battlefront

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Episode #26 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I find the droids we are looking for in Star Wars Battlefront:

Similar to how the Imperial Blizzard Forces descended upon Hoth, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will soon be overrunning our hard drives, so we decided to revisit the Multiplayer FPS Star Wars: Battlefront from 2015 in it’s final form on PC. Join us as we talk about our favourite game modes in Star Wars: Battlefront and the issues we hope they will improve in the upcoming sequel.

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If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #25: Rocket League

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Episode #25 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I take the shot with Rocket League:

Holy Cow! John and Ben have finally peeled their fingers away from their Xbox One controllers long enough to go for it and bring you their round-up of Rocket League. With over 600 hours combined behind the remote controlled wheels, we resisted “One. More. Game” and we’re in position to share the highs and lows of this vehicular sports game. So, if you need boost then why not take the shot and download this Siiiiick episode? Thanks!

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #24: Titanfall 2

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Episode #24 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I standby for Titanfall 2:

While originally released at the end of 2016, Respawn Entertainment recently added the horde-mode like Frontier Defense to Titanfall 2, which inspired us to go back and revisit this highly mobile FPS which we never got around to reviewing after it launched. With over 600 hours of gameplay between us in the original Titanfall, Titanfall 2 has a lot to live up to for us. Join us as we chat about what’s changed for the better and for the worse in the latest installment of Titanfall.

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If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #23: Splatoon 2

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Episode #23 of Connecting to Host is now available in which John and I discuss salty sea-based shooter Splatoon 2:

In this episode we get fresh an take to the front lines with our splattershots and curling bombs in an effort to ink as much turf as possible. A Nintendo Switch exclusive, Splatoon 2 is a team-based third-person shooter where the primary game modes feature 4v4 matches where the goal is to ink as much of the stage as possible in a short 3-minute match. Splatoon 2 also introduces a new co-op “horde mode” like experience called Salmon Run where you team up with up to 3 other friends in order to fight off waves of Salmonids and steal the bosses eggs before the time runs out.

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #22: ibb & obb

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Episode #22 of Connecting to Host is now available in which we discuss the wibbly wobbly gravity wavity game of ibb & obb:

Released in 2013, ibb & obb is specifically designed as a two player cooperative platformer game set in a puzzle filled world where gravity goes both up and down. You need to work closely together in order to succeed and you can play in either local co-op or online co-op with a friend.

ibb & obb travel through a world divided by a horizontal line - above the line gravity goes down like normal, but below the line gravity is reversed and pulls you back up. Momentum is conserved and the world is filled with enemies and objects, which leads to a number of interesting puzzles and scenarios for ibb & obb to work through.

Tune in to find out what we thought of ibb & obb so you can decide whether it’s something you to pick up.

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #21: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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Episode #21 of Connecting to Host is now available and is a review of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:

We don our racing suits and hop into our go karts as we race alongside Mario, Wario, Samus and Toad through Haunted Mansions and Rainbow Roads in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Whether kicking back in front of your TV or enjoying lunch in the park, it’s easy to pick up the latest Mario Kart installment on the Nintendo Switch and enjoy a race or two around a bunch of familiar tracks with familiar faces.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe offers 48 beautifully crafted tracks and 42 characters. You can play local split-screen in your living room or relive the Nintendo Switch adverts by playing with up to 8 players in wireless mode. You can also play online and invite your friends to join you as you race against others playing Mario Kart around the globe.

We evaluate our highs and lows from a co-op gaming perspective, so download this episode to find out what we thought of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #20: E3 2017 Co-op Gaming Highlights

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Episode #20 of Connecting to Host is now available and is a review of our most anticipated games showcased at E3 2017:

From Far Cry 5 to Sea of Thieves, we were excited to see a good range of co-op and multiplayer gaming at this year’s E3. On top of that, there were some really interesting looking fresh ideas - ranging from split-screen only prison break action in “A Way Out” to using mobile phones for local players to vote on how the story should advance in “Hidden Agenda”.

We discuss the following co-op and multiplayer games from E3 2017…

  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • A Way Out
  • Far Cry 5
  • Anthem
  • Sea of Thieves
  • State of Decay 2
  • Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battles
  • Hidden Agenda
  • Deep Rock Galactic

Grab a coffee and enjoy!

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #19: Fast RMX

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Episode #19 of Connecting to Host is now available and is a look at the first racing game available on the Nintendo Switch; Fast RMX:

We suit up and hop into our anti-grav vehicles as we race through sci-fi landscapes at breath-taking speeds. In this episode we take a look at Fast RMX, an F-Zero / Wipeout inspired track-based racing game that’s available on the Nintendo Switch. Find out what we think of this high-octane racing game that does a great job at showing off just what the Nintendo Switch can deliver with a solid 60fps in both handheld and TV mode.

Fast RMX offers up local or online play for up to 8 players. The game is built on top of FAST Racing NEO, so if you’ve yet to get your hands on a Switch you can still pick up a very similar experience on the Wii U.

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.

Connecting to Host #18: Borderlands 2

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Episode #18 of Connecting to Host is now available and is a trip down memory lane with Borderlands 2:

When is it not fun to loot, shoot and level-up with friends? This week we’ve gone back in time to revisit the classic co-operative FPS/RPG game: Borderlands 2. Whether you somehow missed it back in the day or you just want to reminisce about a game you know and love, drop in and join us. We talk about our highs and lows from our favourite in the series, discuss the epic DLC, and keep our fingers crossed that Borderlands 3 will one day deliver more of this classic action.

You can get Connecting To Host from these fine outlets:

If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or letting us know on Twitter via @CTHCast; you can also suggest games you'd like us to review!

Connecting to Host is a podcast exclusively about co-operative and multiplayer games. I host it with my good friend John Wordsworth who is based in Sweden; due to this, we generally look at online co-op / multiplayer games but we will occasionally play some couch co-op games when we meet up every 6 months or so. You can find out more at connectingtohost.com and follow us on Twitter via @CTHCast.