Fandom

Angry Video Game Nerd Wiki

Talk About Games

607pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share

Talk About Games is a Cinemassacre series with Mike Matei and his friend Ryan Schott, the web designer for Cinemassacre.com. The series features them making non-scripted commentary about video games. In contrast to the traditional Cinemassacre focus of retro console gaming, Talk About Games is about newer games, some of them indie. The majority of the episodes feature Windows PC games, and to a lesser extent eighth-generation video game consoles such as the PlayStation 4 and Wii U.

The series originated as a one-off video in late 2014, with Mike stating that he and Ryan were trying out a new thing and would be "talking about some games", which became the series' official title with the "Axiom Verge" episode. From April 2015 to May 2016, episodes were released semi-frequently, but without a consistent upload schedule. Starting with "DOOM", episodes became more frequent, airing roughly once a week. With "Worms W.M.D.", the series settled into a regular schedule of a new episode every Friday.

The series began in a let's play/review hybrid format. This changed with the "DOOM" episode, where the series transitioned away from let's plays into a straight-up review show, although "Batman: Arkham VR" and "Clockwork Empires" would later show them playing through the games again.

In late 2016, the two of them also started up a second series, simply titled Mike & Ryan, which focuses on retro games and is closer in style to James & Mike Mondays and Mike & Bootsy. Mike & Ryan would alternate with Talk About Games, with every Friday seeing the release of a new episode of one show or the other. At the beginning of 2017, the upload schedule changed again, with episodes of Mike & Ryan released on Saturdays instead of Fridays, and episodes of Talk About Games becoming more sporadic.

Talk About Games

  1. Axiom Verge (PS4) - April 11, 2015
  2. Shovel Knight BATTLETOADS (Xbox One) - April 30, 2015
  3. Toren (PC, PS4) - May 14, 2015
  4. Lakeview Cabin Collection (PC) - June 3, 2015 (YT), June 4, 2015 (CM)
  5. Farm Simulator 15 - July 7, 2015
  6. Guild of Dungeoneering (PC) - July 10, 2015
  7. Ronin (PC) - July 16, 2015
  8. Layers of Fear Early Access Gameplay (PC) - September 15, 2015
  9. Guitar Hero Live (PS4) - September 18, 2015
    • YouTube exclusive
  10. Transformers Devastation - September 30, 2015
  11. Prison Architect - October 10, 2015
  12. Dungeon Defenders II - October 14, 2015
  13. Shadow Complex (PC) - December 30, 2015 (YT), December 31, 2015 (CM)
  14. Guns Gore & Cannoli (PS4) - February 27, 2016
  15. Stardew Valley (PC) - March 11, 2016
  16. Overwatch (PC) - March 29, 2016
  17. Slain! (PC) - April 6, 2016 (YT), April 7, 2016 (CM)
  18. Heads Up! (Mobile) - May 11, 2016
  19. DOOM (PC) - June 7, 2016
  20. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan (PC) - June 13, 2016
  21. Dead by Daylight Beta (PC) - June 15, 2016 (YT), June 16, 2016 (CM)
  22. Warcraft: Orcs & Humans (PC) - June 22, 2016 (YT), June 23, 2016 (CM)
  23. Pokémon GO - Episode 1 (Mobile) - July 14, 2016
  24. Pokémon GO - Episode 2: Philadelphia (Mobile) - July 21, 2016
  25. Space Run Galaxy (PC) - July 27, 2016
  26. We Happy Few - Beta (PC) - August 2, 2016
  27. Hyper Light Drifter (PC) - August 15, 2016 (YT), August 16, 2016 (CM)
  28. Savage Resurrection (PC) - August 18, 2016
  29. Worms W.M.D. (PS4) - August 26, 2016 (YT), August 28, 2016 (CM)
  30. Star Trek 50th Anniversary Trivial Pursuit - September 2, 2016
    • First non-video game episode, instead featuring a card game 
  31. Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (PC) - September 8, 2016
    • YouTube exclusive, released on Star Trek's 50th anniversary 
  32. Attack on Titan (PS4) - September 9, 2016 
  33. Ori and the Blind Forest (Xbox One) - September 16, 2016
  34. Nintendo Switch - Everything We Know - October 20, 2016 (YT), October 21, 2016 (CM)
  35. Batman: Arkham VR (PlayStation VR) - October 21, 2016 (YT), October 22, 2016 (CM)
  36. Clockwork Empires (PC) - October 28, 2016
    • YouTube exclusive
  37. NES Classic Edition (aka NES Mini) review - November 11, 2016
  38. PS4 Pro - Is It Worth Buying? Does It Suck? - November 24, 2016
  39. Nintendo Theme Park at Universal Studios - November 29, 2016 (CM), November 30, 2016 (YT)
  40. Ps4 vs Ps4 Pro - Comparison Test: Can you tell the difference? - December 9, 2016
  41. Nintendo Switch Reveal - January 13, 2017
  42. 1-2 Switch Nintendo Gameplay Preview Event - February 18, 2017 (YT), February 19, 2017 (CM)
  43. Nintendo Direct Reaction 4.12.2017 - April 12, 2017
    • YouTube exclusive

Removed episodes

  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare - November 5, 2014
    • Cinemassacre exclusive
  • Splatoon (Wii U) - June 23, 2015
    • Cinemassacre exclusive
  • Batman: The Telltale Series (PS4) - August 3, 2016 (YT), August 4, 2016 (CM)
  • Dead Rising Remastered (Xbox One) - September 23, 2016
    • YouTube exclusive

Mike & Ryan

  1. Castlevania (NES) - September 29, 2016 (YT), October 1, 2016 (CM)
  2. Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth (WiiWare) - October 7, 2016
  3. Shinobi II: The Silent Fury (Game Gear) - October 14, 2016
  4. Rockin' Kats (NES) - November 4, 2016
    • YouTube exclusive
  5. Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers (NES) - November 18, 2016
  6. Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) - December 2, 2016
  7. Super Mario Run (Mobile) - December 16, 2016
  8. Star Wars (NES) - December 23, 2016 (YT), December 26, 2016 (CM)
  9. Star Fox (SNES) - December 30, 2016
  10. Super Double Dragon (SNES) - January 7, 2017
  11. Castlevania: The Adventure (Game Boy) - January 14, 2017 (YT), January 15, 2017 (CM)
  12. Happy Room - January 21, 2017
  13. Double Dragon IV (PS4) - February 3, 2017
    • Guest Star: James Rolfe
  14. Super Mario World (SNES) - February 11, 2017
  15. DuckTales 2 (Game Boy) - February 25, 2017
  16. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Game Gear) - March 4, 2017
  17. Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (Game Boy) - March 11, 2017
  18. Blaster Master Zero (Nintendo Switch) - March 25, 2017 (YT), March 26, 2017 (CM)
  19. River City Ransom: Underground (PC) - April 1, 2017 (YT), April 3, 2017 (CM)
  20. Batman Returns (SNES) - April 8, 2017
  21. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES) - April 15, 2017

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.