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Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:23:00 -0500The debate heats up! Round three of Checkpoint Radio's High Score Hall of Fame Game competition is certainly an interesting one. In this round we see the newcomer to the roster still in its rookie season, comparatively speaking, the ever increasing e sports juggernaut - Blizzard's Overwatch. And in this metaphorical corner is the classic Playstation 1 game, soaked in blood and candle wax, the game that redefined and cemented the -vania half of the Metroidvania game genre - Konami's Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:19:50 -0500The LBR Crew makes their way through yet another Yosheep Stormblood interview. Plus, the 14 GREATEST moments from Final Fantasy XIV! But beware, because on this episode of Limit Break Radio…Aniero…Gets…MEAN! Steel your hearts, Warriors of Light.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:02:00 -0500Continuing on in the High Score Hall of Fame competition, the debate heats up as the Checkpoint crew continues to slug it out in Round Two of the quarterfinal match up. Today - Chrono Trigger vs The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:22:00 -0500Welcome FEC fans to another exciting episode of Final Encounter Cast, where the crew tackles the latest in gaming headlines like, The Original Ghost in the Shell creator weighing in on the ‘white washing’ of the movie, a Photographer being banned from Facebook for her body positive photographs and three triple AAA games try their hand at transgendered representation with...varying degrees of success. Plus, Nate gets deep and philosophical as the crew discusses YouTube’s downward spiral and the mass exodus of hundreds of high profile advertisers.
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 23:37:00 -0500In case you missed it on the air Checkpoint is proud to present: Checkpoint On Demand! Listen to the latest clips of Checkpoint Radio whenever you like! Here's our very first match in Checkpoint's High Score Hall of Fame Game - Undertale vs Street Fighter II
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:41:50 -0500We are warning you now, this episode is a loaded pile of crap. The hosts take a look at a few interviews and ‘analyze’ entries in the Design-A-Gear contest. But none of that compares to the level of shit-talking derailment delivered by Juxta Position this week, who nearly destroys the show. Ye faint of heart turn back...here’s this weeks Limit Break Radio.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:34:00 -0500Gone are the days of old when games would wreck you on a spiritual level with thier difficulty. Nowadays people play for the story, or have choices between easy, normal or hard. What happened? How did games like Dark Souls become a niche? Find out what the hosts think along with other headlines such as; Dungeons and Dragons teams up with curse to deliver a new-age app, a little known Overwatch team is making big waves at the APEX and Jason Mamoa is set to bring the action in a Just Cause movie.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:59:50 -0500Diadem 2.0 has hit and the reception hasnt been great. We take your calls on the new feature as well as share our own thoughts. Plus, with PAX East finished and another Yosheep Q and A in the bag the hosts dive into more discussions about the future of Final Fantasy XIV.
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:34:00 -0500Today on Final Encounter Cast the crew analyses the emerging trend of R Rated Comic Book movies. Deadpool and Logan have done what most Sony owned comic properties have not. Is this because they are Rated R? Or is there something deeper? Other headlines include; Man destroys $20000 worth of first edition comics, Nintendo wins nearly $10 million in lawsuits and Mass Effect Andromeda with have over 1200 speaking roles.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:01:50 -0500On Today’s show the hosts dissect more Stormblood theories and content as they analyze a recent GameWatch interview with Yoshida. Do they have hope for the expansion? Is the love of the game unanimous throughout the studio? Plus, we take tons of calls today! And a contest is posed to all callers...who can come up with this sickest Nika slam? Tune in now to find out.
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 21:34:00 -0500With the release of the Switch, the internet is abuzz with love all around, despite a few small flaws and concessions. The crew talk about what they’ve witnessed so far. Plus, GDC gives us some juicy drama, some weird awards and much more. Other headlines include; Mass Effect producer walking back his comments about space porn, New Overwatch Hero Orisa and Xbox Live comes out with a Netflix for games?!
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:20:50 -0500Show 101 is a hot one! The hosts dig deep into the Daddy of Light trailer, MST3K style with special guest Prince Klari! Nika, now in full weeb mode, tries her best to defend it but to no avail. She also goes ham on Samurai being added to the game, but did any white knights call in to defend her? Tune in to find out.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:40:00 -0500Part 2 of the PewDiePie dialogue gets a bit hotter as Norris provides an excellent foil to Nate’s argument. The debate goes from the legitimacy of PewDiePie’s joke, to his subtleness or lack thereof as well as the context surrounding content and your audience. Other headlines include, legislation that could make it easier and cheaper to repair your consoles and how your favorite video game companies are fighting it. Plus, GameStop changes their circle of life program and $10,000 worth of SNES games are returned safely.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:31:00 -0500To little surprise Samurai was announced and from out of left field Square-Enix announces that the newest expansion would be taking us to Othard and the Far East! The crew discusses everything from the new massive map reveal to what two DPS will en up doing to the meta, or how Squarenix is going to adjust the current Healer\Tank meta with the battle system adjustments. We also hear from you, dear Eorzeans, on how you feel about all the exciting announcements coming out of Germany from Stormblood.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:59:00 -0500It’s all over your Twitter pages and Facebook Tweets, PewDiePie has done it again, taken over every headlined as far as the eye could see. But which version of the story have you taken the time to dig into? There’s something more important going on than PewDiePie making stupid jokes or being a nazi. Tune in now to find out what that is. Also in gaming news: Pokemon GO 2nd Generation is out, $10,000 worth of classic SNES games stolen and Legend of Zelda on the Switch is getting a Season Pass of DLC.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:35:50 -0500Today on Limit Break Radio, the 100th episode. Join “the crew” as they speculate about the upcoming European FanFest and what exciting announcements could possibly be in store. We’ll also hear from some of our favorite guests including Joe Never Fails, Fusionx of Aetheryte Radio, Samus Rageborn and some guy named Frosty TV. We’ll also hear from YOU our audience about what you’re looking forward to about EU FanFest as well as your congratulations on hitting this epic milestone!
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:59:00 -0500The NBA and Take-Two are teaming up to bring NBA 2k to the next level in competitive e-sports but introducing a full fledged E-Sports NBA 2k League in 2018. What does this mean for E Sports other than NBA2k? Tune in to find out what the hosts of FEC think. Plus, have you ever wondered if Link has a last name? What if Blizzard made an Overwatch TV show?! And news on two geek-culture to movie adaptations!
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 20:13:50 -0500On today’s edition of Limit Break Radio: a special Limit Breaking Music with special guest Benjamin Antony James! We’ll talk to him about his Final Fantasy XIV covers and remixes. We’ll hear song music from Ben, plus find out what he’s got coming up in the future. Plus, Yoshi-P sits down with MMORPG.com and Aniero reveals a shocking medical diagnosis! What could possibly be in store for Episode 100? You’ll have to tune in to find out! Tune in LIVE Sunday February 12th at 4pm to our Twitch channel for the Limit Break Radio 100 episode special!
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:59:00 -0500A long standing GameStop retail strategy has recently come under siege in the Gaming World. In today's episode the hosts explain what the Circle of Life is and how terrible it is for customers and employees a like. The crew also revel in their mutual hatred for all things retail and of course cover several headlining stories such as: the death of the Father of Pac-Man, the future of EA games and how Battlefront will be better and how the Final Fantasy VII Remake is going no where.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 19:54:50 -0500Today on Limit Break Radio special guests Lukile and Orange Caramel from The Speakers Network join the crew to talk about their YouTube series The Rise and Fall of Final Fantasy XIV. Plus, the hosts go in on Patch 3.5 for the second time, this time with the spoiler ban being lifted. Every single hosts has a different idea on where the story is going and why. Tune in to hear their reactions and see how your own theories line up with Limit Break Radio.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 20:35:00 -0500This past week Marvel made a huge announcement that they were teaming up with Industry giant Square Enix to bring us an Avengers video game. Even with Crystal Dynamics behind the development (Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider) its hard for the hosts to picture what kind of game that would be. That doesn’t stop the theories and tin foil hatting. Other headlines include; more Drama around Pokemon bans, more Drama around Overwatch diversity AND MORE DRAMA with Smash Bros. pro tournaments.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:41:50 -0500On todays episode, the crew give Aniero a well-deserved break (read: kicks him off the show) and Kallo takes the lead. Tyranny ensues as they go through the newest patch content piece by piece. A special guest call also features FusionX correcting LBR only to have Juxta re-correct HIM! Ultimately, the fan-hated-favorite LBR FanFic makes a return once more…
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:21:00 -0500This past weekend saw an unprecedented turnout when thousands of men and women marched all over the world in support of equality. So, this week the crew talks about women in gaming. We hear a firsthand report from our very own Nika who was in the D.C. rally as well as Stephanie Harvey 5 time Counter Strike World Champion as well as founder of MissClicks, a group dedicated to furthering representation of women in gaming culture and the gaming industry. MissHarvey joins us for an exclusive interview! Plus, the latest gaming headlines: World of Warcraft Vanilla servers taken down AGAIN, Pokemon GO API data hints to new content and an internet star passes away to the rainbow bridge in the sky…
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:31:50 -0500The full cast is finally back together and in studio! Just in time for patch 3.5, tune in to find out all the juicy details (and hear Aniero take credit for literally everything.) Yoshida also did a recent Famitsu and Game Watch interview that sheds a lot of new light on the incoming 3.55 Diadem patch and also some clues as to what we can expect from 4.0s Eureka. The hosts have it all this week! And…the return…of FanFics.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:00:00 -0500Besides Nika and her love affair for Zelda, it wasn’t anything but puppies and rainbows on FEC this week. The Nintendo Presentation for the Switch was met with largely groans and underwhelming disappointment. Tune in to find out the specifics and see which host’s expectations fell the furthest. Also, Microsoft cancels Scalebound, Nomura gives updates on FF7 remake and Kingdom Hearts 3, and updates on the Uncharted film.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:05:50 -0500With all of the information coming out about Stormblood, we haven't gotten much in regards to what to expect in Patch 3.5. With the arrival of the Far Edge of Faith's trailer, all will soon be revealed...
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:00:00 -0500On today’s show the hosts of Final Encounter Cast unveil their next big project, Checkpoint Radio! Tune in now to see what could be the future of ESports Radio. Other headlines include; Ariana Grande to be in the FF universe, A drone gets speared down and Square-Enix’s Twitter account is hacked!
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 15:21:50 -0500This week on Limit Break Radio, with the wrap-up of the 2016 Japanese Fan Fest information is still being dissected. The crew finally gets Nika and Juxtaposition’s take on Red Mage, as well as a look at a recent Game Watch interview with Yoshi-P that gives us more insight into Red Mage and what we can expect from the launch of Stormblood. Plus the crew shares speculation on Red Mage, the as of yet unnamed 2nd Stormblood job and just how Ivalice will work with Final Fantasy XIV.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:44:50 -0500Today on Final Encounter Cast the crew plays catch up on the news since they took last week off for the holiday. Interesting stories this week including Blizzard apologizing for another Overwatch thing, Brianna Wu plans to run for Congress in 2017 and Hironobu Sakaguchi announces plans for a new game. Plus, Nate rants about Tumblr genders, celebrity deaths and girls who shake their ass on streams.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0500Limit Break Radio covers the 2016 Japanese Fan Festival held in Tokyo! Square-Enix announces Red Mage as a DPS as well as the new 24 man raid Return to Ivalice. Limit Break Radio goes into full blown speculation mode on what the next job we’ll see announced at the Fan Fest coming up in Frankfurt, Germany in February as well as just how Ivalice will end up fitting into the lore of Final Fantasy XIV. The crew also gives you the need to know on Producer Live Letter 34 and the changes in store for Diadem! Plus, we get reactions from YOU the FFXIV community with your calls! This was a skeleton crew with no support staff and just Aniero, Kallo and Eskalia behind the mics and the rest of the crew spending Christmas day with their families.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:21:50 -0500On Limit Break Radio the crew hangs out with friend of the show Lore Master Ethys Asher to discuss Patch 3.4 story and lore but we start today with the hot topic that’s burning through the Final Fantasy XIV community: Yoshi-P took to the FFXIV Official Forum to make a case for implementing Jump Potions into Final Fantasy XIV. The LBR crew gives listeners a chance to sound off on topic and spend time taking calls on the subject.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:11:50 -0500The crew tackles the ethical questions behind murder in Virtual Reality. The more life-like games become, the more visceral it becomes. Other headlines include; Nintendo Switch possible VR, Wonder Woman fired as the UNs honorary ambassador and Riot signing major $300M deal over 6 years.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:51:50 -0500Today on Limit Break Radio, inclement weather prevents Juxta from being in studio, leaving Aniero all by himself to operate the gear. The crew soldiers on anyway and discusses statements made by Yoshi-P to the Korean publication Game Focus as well as an article published on MMORPG.com telling healers that DPS is an expected part of their job. We read selections from the comments section and talk your live calls today on Limit Break Radio.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:11:50 -0500Kali's absent and Robbie takes over the news desk, much to Nate's dismay. Headlines include hacking, banning, porn and the Switch -- tune in for the specifics. But the meat of the topic consists of the downfall of the JRPG genre. The early to mid 90s were littered with golden games...but where have they all gone now?
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:40:50 -0500This week on Limit Break Radio Eskalia gets a taste of Kallo’s own medicine in...another FanFic. Plus, Dramatic Shitpost Reading done via a special guest host (hint: It’s someones mother). Lastly, Limit Breaking Radio makes a triumphant return!
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:34:50 -0500This past week PlayStation Experience dropped a few juicy bits, including Marvel v Capcom Infinite and the Last of Us 2. Plus the VGA’s made a splash with an industry icon award for Kojima, but wasn’t without it’s shading dealings in relation to fan made games. But the real meat and potatoes comes with the release of Final Fantasy XV and the question burning in everyone’s minds: was it worth the wait?
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:40:50 -0500On this episode of Limit Break Radio: the team takes a look at the recent Producer Liver Letter 33 and what we can expect with the upcoming Patch 3.5. Yoshi-P talks about the new dungeons we'll be facing: Baelsar's Wall and Sohm Al (Hard), plus the final leg of the Void Ark raid series and we get out first peek into Diadem changes slated for 3.5x. As always the crew takes your calls and finally get around to reading some of your emails.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 20:28:50 -0500WWE Raw Tag Team Champ and one third of The New Day Austin Creed joins the Final Encounter Cast crew for an amazing interview. He's here to discuss his YouTube channel UpUpDownDown which recently hit 800k subs. Other headlines include the Final Fantasy XV Day 1 Patch, Video Game Award Drama and a discussion on games being released before the end of the year.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:01:50 -0500Today on Limit Break Radio the crew takes a deep dive examination into some of the recently translated interviews that happened with Japanese gaming outlets Game Watch and Famitsu just following the North American FanFest in Las Vegas back in October. These interviews contain some of the most compelling statements by Yoshi-P about Stormblood, the direction of the expansion and the future of Final Fantasy XIV that we’ve got to date! Get all the juicy details here on Limit Break Radio.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:48:50 -0500With the release of Pokemon Sun and Moon everyone is scrambling to re-catch ‘em all. (Except for Kali, loser.) The hosts of FEC talk about all the new changes to the longtime favorite franchise, what worked, what didn’t work and what does it spell for the future of Pokemon? Plus, a switch exclusive Pokemon game?! Other headlines include Persona 5 delay (again!), another Miyazaki film and a man…melting to death?
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:10:50 -0500This week on Limit Break Radio Aniero completely loses all control of the show. It's mutiny! Eskalia, Nika and Juxta force Aniero to listen to the fan faction we didn't have time for last week. Then we hear from a "very special" (see: dumb) member of the Final Fantasy XIV community and find out what upset him so. And we round out the show by reading shitty YouTube comments.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 16:48:50 -0500Today on Final Encounter Cast the crew examines the evolution of gaming media from its beginnings with gaming magazines, its eventual evolution to television and how both those mediums have been completely eclipsed by gaming media on the internet. Plus, news stories including Blizzard starting its own e-sports league for Overwatch, the chilling HBO documentary about Slenderman and Snapchat vending machine glasses confuse the crew .
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 22:21:50 -0500This week on LBR the dick ninja’s double team Deep Dungeon! Plus the newest relic step leaves a lot to be desired. And once again the discussion circles back to the biggest problem in FFXIV currently -- incentive. Can SE do it right?
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:21:50 -0500While at Alamo City Comic Con 2016 Nate was able to grab a few moments of time from acclaimed Dragon Ball Z star Sean Schemmel, better known as Goku. The two talked a bit more about the current SAG-AFTRA strike affecting video game voice overs. Nate also flays Kali and Chris for their lack luster show programming. Other headlines include: Tim Miller jumping ship from Deadpool 2 to Sonic? Nintendo bringing back the PowerLine and Nate shitting all over his idol Howard Stern.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:34:50 -0500Patch 3.45 looms large as the LBR crew looks forward to the update for Palace of the Dead. Aniero may be out of town, but that doesn't stop Eskalia, Nika, and Juxta from bringing you all the latest in the world of Eorzea. Also on the show today, Simply Juxta makes its long awaited (we guess?) return to the airwaves as the hosts discuss why the Halloween event is good and what SE could learn from its success. Racist Roulette makes a dramatic come back, this time with the great wheel of intolerance deciding which stereotypes belong to which jobs, and we also debut a new segment where grand prophet Juxtaposition divines your fortunes in Eorzean Horoscopes. All of that and more on this #Nikaliaposition episode of Limit Break Radio!
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 02:03:50 -0500Happy Halloween everyone! Nate may be out of town, but the show must go on as Kali steps in with Nika and Christoff to take you through the week in gaming and e-sports. From crossplay being banned at Tokyo Comic Con to the League of Legends world finals, tune in for all the latest. Also on the show today we discuss horror as a genre as well as the ethics behind purchasing and streaming games.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:12:00 -0500A week after Fanfest and the reveal of Stormblood the host (along with a very special guest) discuss the finer points of the newest expansion. They also retell the shenanigans of the Epic LBR After Party which includes but is not limited too: Juxta’s Action Figure, Scuro Almost Dying and Susan Calloway. We also welcome a special guest: Prince Klari who will be joining the crew on the forthcoming radio project from LBR.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:03:50 -0500What a huge week for gaming. Nintendo dropping the trailer bomb for the Nintendo Switch. Join Nate, Kali and Chris as they share their opinions about the Nintendo Switch. We also take some calls to find out how you’re reacting to the Nintendo Switch. Plus, conversations about China’s new (See: mandatory) social network, the Pokemon Sun and Moon demo and how you can use the PSVR to play Xbox1 and Wii-U games.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 02:46:00 -0500Limit Break Radio keeps their convention coverage rolling with Day 2 from out at The Paris in Las Vegas, Nevada for the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival. Live reports from the convention floor including interviews with Sly aka Grey Fox and MTQCapture as well as a special sit down with Answers vocalist Susan Calloway. Plus, check out a sneak peak at the brand new remix of Answers available exclusively to Fan Fest attendees!
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:46:00 -0500Limit Break Radio's coverage of the 2016 Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival is here and breaks down all the latest exciting announcements from Square-Enix about the coming expansion Stormblood! Aniero, Kallo, Juxtaposition, Nika and Eskalia are all out in Las Vegas to bring you their expert analysis on the next exciting expansion to Final Fantasy XIV. They bring you what it feels like to be right in the middle of the action, on the show floor experiencing the hype with all of the attendees. This is only Day 1, so we've got another full day of interviews and analysis still to come.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:46:00 -0500It's nearly time for the Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival out at the Paris resort in Las Vegas so Limit Break Radio looks at FanFests past and reminisce how awesome those events were. We'll hear clips from 2014, 2008 and 2007 and hear from LBR hosts and the FFXIV community as to what their favorite memories from FanFest are. We're so excited to meet all of you at the 2016 FesnFest as well as the FFXIV FanFest Community After Party over at the Rockhouse!
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:01:50 -0500We have a shorter show than normal today because we're in the process of getting ready for our trip to Las Vegas later this week, so today's show focuses on the most recent gaming headlines including the No Man's Sky subreddit that shut down due to its toxicity, Gears of War will be seeing a movie soon and the latest in E-sports news. Plus, the crew has a quick discussion about shiny Pokemon and whether keeping suspected hacked shiny's is ethical. A reminder Final Encounter Cast will be taking a break next week because we'll be in Las Vegas.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 22:46:00 -0500The reception surrounding the release of Patch 3.4 seems to be a resounding YES! Despite some odd outcomes in the realm of Raid Difficulty. Even Aniero has some positive things to say about the MSQ. The hosts each share thier own views of the patch and while everyone has some lamentations overall most of them are pretty -- oh, just go listen to the show! Plus Squadrons! Nika Cries and Juxta is...he’s just bad.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:01:50 -0500Headlines of today's episode includes a study that says young men would rather stay home then get real jobs, the Girl Scouts make Nika jealous and is No Man’s Sky deserving of a federal investigation?! And the big Discussion surrounds the old 1993 federal hearings that eventually led to the formation of the ESRB. How did that affect today's culture and is it possible that the future of VR could spur another incident like the Gaming Hearings of yore?
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:58:00 -0500It’s Patch Day! Tune in to find out what all the hype is about and what's been added to Final Fantasy XIV. Then listen to your favorites hosts talk about...World of Warcraft?! The newest Legion expansion seems to have borrowed a lot of ideas and sentiments shared in recent Limit Break Radio episodes. Coincidence? And should Square-Enix be taking note? Tune in to find out.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:01:50 -0500After 10+ years worth of development and multiple missteps, Final Fantasy XV has Square-Enix in a very precarious position. It has people not only questioning the game, but the company as well. The Final Encounter Cast crew look at the history of Square-Enix as a developer and do their best to asses the situation as fans of the franchise and the developer. Using a recent Rolling Stone article, they debate if it’s even possible for Square-Enix to make a great game anymore. Plus, discussions about such topics as Pokemon GO, Muggers, Overwatch Sexy Time and how Street Fighter 5 just can’t catch a damn break.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:15:00 -0500This week on Limit Break Radio, the crew discusses Live Letter 32’s details and begin to get ready for Soul Surrender. Plus, reactions to the Soul Surrender trailer, Scuro takes his midterm, and your calls and emails. Are your hyped for 3.4? Let us know in the comments below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and have it read on the show!
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:21:50 -0500Today on Final Encounter Cast the crew discusses the financial viability and stability of Riot's e-sports league, and a look at the new trailer for Final Fantasy XII-HD that was revealed out at Tokyo Game Show. Plus, the latest in gaming news including Chris Metzen's retirement announcement, Digital Homicide rears its ugly head and sues consumers, and Hollywood is making a Monster Hunter movie.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:19:00 -0500Today on Limit Break Radio the crew discusses some recent interviews given by Yoshi-P including the brilliant interview by Finaland that directly strikes at the heart of so many of the complaints about the game by FFXIV players. Also, the crew has scoured the internet to bring you a list of 14 Totally Unconfirmed Features Totally Not Coming To FFXIV. How many of these did you know about? Plus, as always, your calls and emails! That’s all on episode 80 of Limit Break Radio!
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:01:50 -0500This week on Final Encounter Cast, the crew discusses Sony’s latest console announcement for the PS4 Pro and asks the question: is console hardware going to even be relevant moving forward? Between platform connectivity, device consolidation and developers making games for multiple platforms does gaming exclusive hardware even make practical sense? Plus, the latest in gaming news and headlines including one of the coolest WoW bosses the crew has ever heard of, Sony falling short on the promise to allow user mods for Bethesda titles and Pokemon Go coming to Apple Watches.
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:42:00 -0500Classic LBR is BACK! For this week we take the focus off of Final Fantasy XIV as we get ready for Fan Fest 2016 in just 5 weeks and spend the entire show reminiscing about Final Fantasy XI and the "classic" version of Limit Break Radio. Aniero and Viki (aka Nika) are on hosting duties as we welcome two special guests Eskalia host of Voices of Vana'diel and Poppa our secondary guest that doesn't know the topic and is there for no discernible reason. This also serves as Episode 65 of the original Limit Break Radio and we sign off Final Fantasy XI for good. Thanks for the memories Vana'diel, we will miss you.
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 00:01:50 -0500Today on Final Encounter Cast the crew discusses EVE Online’s move away from a strict subscription model toward a hybrid model that most other online games have already adopted. This leaves 5 games that still have strict subscription only business models, what does this mean for the future of MMO’s? Plus, we give everyone a taste of a new program developed by the minds here at Final Encounter Cast so we’re excited to debut one of our segments: The E-sports Gaming Update! Stay tuned for more details about this all new show!
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 23:55:00 -0500Limit Break Radio breaks down all the information given by Yoshi-P on Patch 3.4 from Live Letter 31 from the 3 year anniversary broadcast. Will 3.4 give Final Fantasy XIV anything different? Are there any surprises? LBR sorts out everything we know right now. Plus, the crew discusses statements by Yoshi-P in a Famitsu interview about the future of the FFXIV raiding scene. It's a jam packed Limit Break Radio!
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:38:50 -0500This week on Final Encounter Cast tempers flare! Nate and Robbie question the integrity of Final Fantasy XV and Square Enix as a developer, but Nika remains steadfast in her support. Mass Effect gets brought into the ring, the FF7 Trigger card is used and much more. Tune in now for the salt and brimstone
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:55:00 -0500The discussion from episode 76 continues as the community reacts to the conversation. Did Final Fantasy XI have some good core gameplay ideas? What, if anything, can Final Fantasy XIV learn from its predecessor and are old MMO styles of play even viable in this day and age? Was JoeNever right? The crew reads your emails and takes your calls for the duration of the show to let you, the Final Fantasy XIV community, have your say! Plus, we check in with the Final Fantasy Feast League and tell you a little bit about an upcoming project from the Let's Be Real Network.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:08:50 -0500Today on Final Encounter Cast the crew talks about Nate's recent attention as the warden of Pokemon Go's Safari Zone as well as some of the strangest Pokemon Go news we've ever heard. Plus, Nate and Nika react to the new Metal Gear Survive trailer dropped out a Gamescom 2016.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:13:55 -0500On this weeks show Aniero, Kallo and Juxta throw back to the days of yore. They start by discussing this Kotaku article and interviewing its author Cecelia D’Anastasio They talk about whats unique to FFXI and FFXIV and what similarities, if any they share. What makes them different and how does that effect each game? In addition, several stories and anecdotes from each of their MMO career’s come to light. The crews pessimism is challenged by friend of the show JoeNeverFails in an epic clash of FFXIV’s most vocal personalities.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:02:50 -0500Final Encounter Cast brings you the latest gaming news you need to know! With a recent Pokemon Go patch fixing the biggest problem to plague the game, the crew talk about how these changes are affecting players. They also discuss what kinds of things they'd like to see in Pokemon Go and then spend some time analyzing the new pokemon and Alolan forms coming out in Sun and Moon.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 23:59:55 -0500Limit Break Radio spends the first portion of the show dissecting this rant on the Final Fantasy XIV community and the attitude of its players and community and, in a shocking twist, the creator calls the show! Also, the crew examines the best and worst additions to Final Fantasy XIV over the years and the events that sounded good on paper, but were ultimately just plain ugly. Settle in for this epic episode of Limit Break Radio!
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:16:50 -0500Today on Final Encounter Cast the crew discusses their most crushing defeats in gaming. Defeats so epic that they put down the controller and walked away! Plus, stories on Pokemon Go, Outlast 2, and new Vita homebrew. Plus, a dramatic reading of Overwatch players that got caught in the latest wave of bans handed down from Blizzard.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:01:55 -0500You've all been waiting for it and the time is finally up! The Final Fantasy Feast Leauge returns for Season 2! Along with some rules and format changes the league has expanded it's team lineup by nearly half, consisting now of two 5 team divisions. With only the Banana Hammocks making a return from last year, will reigning champ GM Kallo Landis be able to repeat his decisive winning streak? What new plays does Villain Favorite Aniero have in his book this season? Tune in to find out!!
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 23:00:50 -0500Final Encounter Cast returns from their week off and are excited to talk more about the biggest game in the world right now: Pokemon Go. Niantic released an update to the game this past weekend that has fans of the game furious by disabling third party trackers like the now defunct PokeVision while simultaneously not fixing or addressing the infamous “three step” glitch. Plus, news about J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion being made into a series, some disturbing news out of Evo regarding a Smash Bros player and a Heroes of the Storm player goes to jail over internet threats.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:01:55 -0500This week on Limit Break Radio the crew is down both Juxta and Kallo which means that the adults can have a real conversation about the brand new 3.35 content Deep Dungeon: Palace of the Dead. The long awaited feature has made it's debut to mixed reviews from the Eorzean fanbase. Tune in to hear Aniero, Eskalia and Nika break down all of the most important info on Deep Dungeon. Plus, your calls and emails on Limit Break Radio!
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:01:55 -0500This week on LBR, the cast sits down to discuss the unfulfilled promises that Square-Enix has made to us over the years. Also on the show, we see the return of dramatic shit post readings and catch up on your e-mails!. So whether it be summoner egis or a backdoor API, join Aniero, Juxta, Nika, and Eskalia as they discuss the validity, feasibility, and history behind some of SE's most ill fated ideas.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:10:50 -0500It’s your weekly dose of all things gaming! Final Encounter Cast keeps you up to date on the latest happening in gaming. This week we’re talking about Pokemon Go and taking your calls. What team do you rep? What’s your best catch? How full is your Pokedex? And which of the crew is closest to becoming a Pokemon Go Master? Tune in and find out!
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:01:55 -0500The spoiler embargo has finally been lifted now that Nika has returned from Japan so the crew enlists the help of friend of the show Ethys Asher to lend his expertise and discuss Heavensward lore and story up to Patch 3.3. Curious to know what the ruins inside Ozma are all about? Or what the landmasses in 4.0 could possibly be? We break it all down for you in this episode of Limit Break Radio!
Mon, 11 Jul 2016 01:10:50 -0500This week marked the launch of Pokemon Go and, surprisingly, the whole crew including Nate have been diligently filling out their Pokedex's. While we will certainly have a full episode about Pokemon Go coming up, this covers our initial reactions to what is certainly the most popular phone game ever released. Other headlines include Street Fighter V's EVO tournament being broadcast on ESPN2, Blizzard is suing a well known cheat maker, and YouTuber MatPat gives a copy of Undertale to The Pope for it's themes of mercy. For our discussion this week: Game of Thrones! We talk about the dramatic 6th season of the show, the revelations it brought to light and some fan theories about the story's future direction. Is Tyrion also a Targaryan? What is the Curse of King Robert? Is Varys a merman? Find out on today's show!
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:42:55 -0500This week the show is down a Femroe, but Kallo has returned! First thing is first, Juxta Position undergoes his first annual job review. Plus, the crew wades through more calls about the Jump potion and even three shows on callers bring up some interest points. Finally, the hosts take a retrospective look at the evolution of content in FFXIV from 1.0 til now and what trends have emerged, vanished and what to expect in the future.
Mon, 04 Jul 2016 01:10:50 -0500This episodes news articles include some pretty controversial topics including one PSN user who was banned for using his ‘first name’ in his account name, two (possible three or four) lawsuits and Twitches new ‘Social Eating’ channel. Nate also grabs an amazing interview with Eckehard Stier conductor from the Final Symphony and gives out some free tickets. Tune in for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the San Francisco showing. Finally, the cast wraps up the show sharing some of their favorite video game renditions of songs in a new segment known as Boss Ass Music.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:01:55 -0500Limit Break Radio welcomes a very special guest to the program, Eckehard Stier, conductor for Final Symphony! Eckehard shares his experiences recording Final Symphony with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios and familiarizing himself with Final Fantasy music. Limit Break Radio also announces a special giveaway for 2 tickets to see the San Francisco Symphony perform Final Symphony live! Also on the show today, the community continues to react to the concept of a jumping potion. The crew takes nearly an hours worth of calls from the community regarding this proposed feature. Plus, the gang plays a new game: “Whose Fantasy Is It Anyway?”
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:05:50 -0500Today on Final Encounter Cast we look back at E3 2016 and talk to our producer Kooky Persona who was out at E3 2016 about what it was like to be at the biggest gaming trade show of the year, her hand-on experiences with games out there and developer interviews. We hear about games such as Killbox, The Surge, and Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star and get introduced to Graysun Morales, editor for WTF Gamers Only. We also let you know about an upcoming contest to win tickets to Final Symphony at the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:01:55 -0500Limit Break Radio is rocking a skeleton crew on today’s show missing Juxtaposition, Kallo and Kooky. Aniero, Nika and Eskalia hold down the fort with Poppa Woody filling in for our missing hosts. Today on the show the crew breaks down all the info from the Producer Letter Live at E3 2016 including an implementation time table on 3.35, more information on Deep Dungeon and confirmation Weeping City’s difficulty will not be nerfed. Plus, a look at this interview from Gamer Escape, MMORPG.com and PlayStationUniverse that outlines some big potential changes for Final Fantasy XIV, including the concept of a level-skipping WoW-like “jumping potion”. Should FFXIV allow players to pay to skip levels? The community reacts live on Limit Break Radio!
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:00:50 -0500In the wake of E3, everyone is still digesting the news from all sources and after an epic three day marathon of conference after conference, the FEC crew takes a step back and allows Nika to go full Weeb on one of her passions, Anime. But all is not well in the Kingdom of Encounters Final. Robbie fights tooth and nail to make sure it's known just how much he despises the Animes. What side will Nate and Kali take? Tune in to find out.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:38:50 -0500Final Encounter Cast closes out our live coverage of E3 2016 press conferences by discussing the Nintendo Treehouse event at this years E3. Nintendo had a paltry showing of Pokemon: Sun and Moon and the first look at the brand new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild trailer. Tune in to find out what impressions, if any, it made of the crew and remember to join Final Encounter Cast live on our Twitch channel June 19th at 5pm EDT as we look back on all the announcement made at E3 2016 as well as talk to Kooky Persona about her experiences live on the show floor and check out her exclusive interviews with devs and attendees of E3 2016.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 18:35:55 -0500We’ve had a week with Patch 3.3 and it’s time to see how well Square-Enix delivered. The Limit Break Radio crew breaks down all the additions that 3.3 made to the land of Eorzea including the new dungeons, quests, encounters and items. Plus, in-depth discussions on the Weeping City of Mhcah difficulty, Arthars calls the show and weighs in on the Anima grind and the new PvP mode Fields of Glory. Plus, a look ahead at 3.35 and beyond with translated articles from Dengeki, 4 Gamer and Game Watch courtesy of Slycer at the BG Forums.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 22:16:50 -0500Welcome back for Final Encounter Cast's continuing coverage of E3 2016. Today we have press conferences from Microsoft, PC Gaming, Ubisoft and Sony. Who will walk away making the biggest impression? Listen all the way to the end to find out! We also check in with Kooky Persona who edged her way in to Son's press conference last night and hear her report live from the E3 show floor. There's one more day of conferences still to come, can Nintendo win the show? Tune in tomorrow to hear the reactions here at Final Encounter Cast!
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 01:00:50 -0500Final Encounter Cast launched just following E3 2015, so just under 1 year later it’s fitting that Final Encounter Cast brings you all the latest from the E3 2016 show floor. E3 is one of the biggest gaming events of the year, so stay up to date with all the reveals, trailers and announcements with Final Encounter Cast. Day 1 saw press conferences from Electronic Arts and Bethesda. Stay locked in to FinalEncounterCast.com for all the latest from E3 and join us live Sunday June 19th at 5:00pm EDT at our Twitch channel as we review everything from E3 2016, talk to Kooky about her hands on experiences on the show floor and check out her exclusive interviews.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 16:30:55 -0500IT’S NEARLY PATCH DAY LBRMY! As you dive into the finale of the Dragonsong war, let the hosts of Limit Break Radio accompany you. Get the low down on all the new features added from MSQ to Auto Translate additions, plus, Yoshida speaks about future content in a Famitsu Translation that further builds hype for Deep Dungeon and...dare we dream it...Diadem.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 01:00:50 -0500The crew is down a Nika and a Kali today, but that stop the terribly terrific trio from laying bare all they know and except from the E3. While giant software companies like Microsoft and Sony will likely be leading with VR, exactly what does Nintendo have planned? Plus, does Bethesda have an ace up their sleeve? Fallout 4 is still fresh and Elder Scrolls seems a ways out. This week's headlines get down right dirty as a teen is being sued for a snapchat related incident, Blizzard bans thousands of Overwatch cheaters and one twitch viewer loses $50,000 in an attempt to troll.
Tue, 31 May 2016 00:02:55 -0500With the release of the Patch 3.3 Trailer, we are able to glean a bit more about what to expect in Revenge of the Horde. The biggest clues come in the form of the few sneak peaks of the Main Storyline Quest. The crew theorize and discuss what the end of the Dragonsong War could look like and what it means going forward. Plus, they talk a bit about what kinds of plot twists they'd like to see in FFXIV, but likely never will.
Mon, 30 May 2016 01:00:50 -0500A few days ago MancZombie tweeted out their thoughts onthe topic of "mansplaining" and Notch, creator of the wildly popular Minecraft, responded in kind with his own thoughts. As it always does, a spark ignited a twitter conflict that resulted in the greatest pun slam of all time. That’s all you really need to know right? If not, tune in as the crew breaks down the situation and opens doors into a deeper discussion about the ideas of language and what causes offense. In addition: The Overwatch Pornhub Saga draws to it’s inevitable conclusion, The Power Rangers movies are looking at quite a bit more than just a trilogy and TPain joins Twitch and brings with him some very warming gamer pride.
Tue, 24 May 2016 00:04:01 -0500With Patch 3.3 looming on the horizon, the crew starts to dissect what we can expect on patch day. The treasure hunting event Aquapolis takes a front seat in the discussion as Kallo voices concerns about the finality and originality of certain aspects. Aniero expresses disinterest for the new dungeons and the crew in general throws praise at older design philosophies. In an unexpected turn of events, Nika calls out the guys and gets triggered which prompts a massive blowout between her and the guys. Plus, a long lost figure of mystery appears...who could it be? Tune in to find out.
Mon, 23 May 2016 13:17:50 -0500The terrifying story that no one is really talking about -- Fox uses a clip from a video game, then copy rights it and issues DMCA takedowns on all the original videos contents. Could this set a dangerous precedent going forward? What ways do content creators have to fight back? Is there any home or way to protect their work if larger entities can copyright it? Find out what the Final Encounter Crew has to say. Other notable headlines include; Nintendo looking to make movies using their IPs, Pornhub combining sex and science to create the best workout plan ever; BANGFIT, and have you ever wondered just how big of a failure Street Fighter V was? Because Pokken Tournament has an idea...
Tue, 17 May 2016 00:04:01 -0500With the ending of The Heavensward music contest last month, the crew take the time to listen to several entries as well as visit some Limit Breaking Music alumni. Plus, the crew discuss the alleged PvP speed hacking "epidemic". Is this an "out of control game ruining mess" or are bad players hiding behind accusing better players of speedhacking? And, as always, your calls and emails.
Mon, 16 May 2016 12:24:50 -0500Headlines on today's show include: the new Power Rangers Morph Suits, Overwatch Porn and Square-Enix's future business plans. Most importantly Final Encounter Cast talks about humble beginnings and what it would look like if they followed notable Twitch streamer Lirik's advice. Should smaller streamers forego asking for support? Well, Lirik seems to think so. The crew unpacks the wisdom and the hubris of the tweets and shares choice words for Lirik
Tue, 03 May 2016 00:04:01 -0500The Hosts have their plates full when it comes to 3.3 discussion. From the deep diving Palace of the Dead to the treasure filled depths of the Aquapolis, patch 3.3 promises to be filled to the brim with new adventures including more MSQ, the return Hildebrand and eventually the next leg in the anima quest. Plus, they harken back to the olden days as they discuss what FFXI might be like on a mobile platform.
Mon, 02 May 2016 04:24:50 -0500On today's Final Encounter Cast interesting headlines include, YouPorn being banned from the ESL, Blizzard speaking out on the private server shutdown and FFXV releasing a movie explaining more game mythos. The meat of the show centers around the idea of what it takes to launch a game into a full franchise. What serves to boost a game into a legacy status? What makes or breaks it? What’s your favorite franchises and why have they succeeded in finding such a loyal place in your heart?
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:04:01 -0500This week on LBR, it’s all positive thoughts and criticisms as the cast talks about possible outcome of Palace of the Dead, a new dynamic event that caters to a more casual player but has room for hardcore growth. Likened to FFXI’s Salvage and Nyzul Isle, LBR thinks this is exactly what the game has been waiting for. But might it go the way of Diadem and see little to no use? Plus, we get a surprise call from PAX with JoeNeverFails and fan Malkythera!
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:24:50 -0500The Crew weighs in on some of the recent headlines in gaming such as; SE’s plans to continue remaking classics, Runescape getting a long overdue makeover and a handful of Starcraft players facing criminal charges. However, the real discussion starts when Nate posits the question, “When we become older and every age group has a stake in gaming, who caters to the older generation?” What happens when you’re arthritis prevents you from player fighters? Or when your sight and reflexes falters in Dark Souls? It sounds like a silly question, but FEC has a talk about how we, as the original pioneers of gaming, will play in our golden years.
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 02:04:01 -0500On todays show, we go to square one with how all this drama started, Mithrie Menethil. You may know him best as a crafter and content creator, but Reddit will have you believing something else entirely. He joins the show to explain his side of things, talk about LBR stole the spotlight and how to put it all behind us. Kallo also tells a cautionary tale about ‘Crafting Cartels’ and what Square Enix should do to protect crafters from harassment.