Out of the Level









October 2020
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Out of the Level #15 - Vegas EVO2015 Edition

Tom and Brad dive into Vegas for the biggest fighting game tournament in the world.

Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_15_-_Vegas_EVO2015_Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:53am CDT

Out of the Level #14 - B&Ter Episode Zero

We take a break from our normal format to truly bring a show about nothing; a banter-style test run of a podcast within a podcast. Instead of talking about videogames, it's everything and anything else in one big bowl of spaghetti.

Spoiler warning for Game of Thrones from 1:03:45 onward. If you haven't read into DWD, you might have a bad time.

Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_14_-_BTer_Episode_Zero.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09am CDT

Out of the Level #13 - E3 For Thee

We shoot the shit on E3 2013 and make boneheaded predictions regarding the futures of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo but with strong conviction behind our utterances. We had fun doing it at least.


Killer Instinct - TJ Combo Theme

Console Wars - 1990

Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_13_-_E3_For_Thee_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25am CDT

Out of the Level #12 - Moviefone and Xbone

We're still slogging through the archives, and finally polished this gem to an acceptable level of mediocrity (yes, a certain someone botched their audio.) For the first half we discuss and somewhat spoil Iron Man 3 (skip to 23:40 to avoid) and Star Trek: Into Darkness (skip to 38:40 to avoid). Second half focuses on the Xbox One; what we think of the DRM policies and if Microsoft is making the right gamble. Also, because of our tardiness, it includes an updated segment where we totally disregard everything we determined from the previous segment. Awesome.


Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_12_-_Moviefone_and_Xbone_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18am CDT

Out of the Level #11 - PS4 and Some More

In classic fashion, an episode recorded months ago sees the light of day and just in time for the PS4's impending release. We try and bury our biases to have a discussion on the impact the PS4 will have for Sony.


Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_11_-_PS4_and_Some_More.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45pm CDT

Out of the Level #10 - Wii U Slam and Christmas Wham

They said this episode would never come out. Whoever THEY are, they were almost right. Now that the show is actually salvaged, listen to the best Christmas show ever released in July. The Wii U is dissected, and Christmas stories are divulged. Happy Kwanzaa.


Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_10_-_Wii_U_Slam_and_Christmas_Wham.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm CDT

Out of the Level #9 - Arcadia Mania (Part 2)

Brad and Tom are back to discuss the arcade scene of the present, how you can never go back home, and the rules of "Jinx". They try their best to not sound like crotchety, old men, but it manages to seep out anyway. However, much praise is lavished upon the few standouts (namely Galloping Ghost Arcade), while the rest are commended (or RAVAGED) for their particular qualities.


Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_9_-_Arcadia_Mania_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39pm CDT

Out of the Level #8 - Arcadia Mania (Part 1)

Delving into the deep, dark pits of their memories, Brad and Tom drudge up several experiences and reasons why arcades were the "bomb diggity" in the 90's. In fact, they got so worked up, they ran out of time to talk about arcades in the present! Oh well - there's always next week...


Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_8_-_Arcadia_Mania_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:16pm CDT

Out of the Level #7 - LAN-tasm

For lucky episode 7, cohorts Tom and Brad delve into the merits of the LAN experience and why it's still worth it to lug your computer to your friend's basement. This would have been a convincing argument, except we only use our crappy personal experiences as evidence. Oops.


  • Sonic Unleashed: Apotos - Windmill Isle Day
  • Streets of Rage 'Drop and Roll' OC ReMix [Fighting in the Street]
Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_7_-_LAN-tasm.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05am CDT

Out of the Level #6 - Showing Up to Class

We're not dead! I mean...emotionally sure, but we managed to haul our husks back for another show. There isn't a single topic as we usually do, but we dabble with a GOTY-type discussion. It quickly and frequently gets side-tracked, but that's what we're all here for anyway. Relax and enjoy.


  • Sonic CD (JP) - Palmtree Panic (Present)
  • Sonic CD (JP) - Collision Chaos (Good Future)
Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_6_-_Showing_Up_to_Class.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50am CDT

Out of the Level #5 - Dreamcast

In celebration of the Dreamcast's 12-year anniversary, Brad and Tom wax and wane on the merits of SEGA's finest (and final) console, along with their fondest memories of it. VMU's, SegaNet, Shenmue, SoulCalibur - it's all here people! Somehow, the Jaguar, GameCube, Xbox, and PS2 are all talked about as well. It's hard to stay focused sometimes.

Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_5_-_Dreamcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm CDT

Out of the Level #4 - Blizzard Entertainment

Tom and Brad are back to discuss nonsensicals and cattywompii. This time, they set their sights on Blizzard Entertainment a.k.a. one of the best developers ever. Every Blizzard PC release (Diablo and onward) is discussed, with plenty of non-sequiturs to fill in the gaps. And yet, there's only one mention of Rock N' Roll Racing. Sorry about that.

Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_4_-_Blizzard_Entertainment.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm CDT

Out of the Level #3 - Mortal Kombat

Hosts Tom and Brad are up to their regular, goof-ball shenanigans. This time, it's all about the Mortal Kombat series. Talk is mostly confined to the 2D entries (i.e. the only ones worth discussing), along with the fantastic Mortal Kombat 9. Learn about our heroic hosts' introductions to the series, sprinkled with random bitching. It wouldn't be a show without it. Also, forgive us for the audio issues.

Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_3_-_Mortal_Kombat.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:48am CDT

Out of the Level #2 - Gears of War

Another week brings more ranting and raving from podcast stalwarts Tom and Brad. This time, it's about the Gears of War series. Much love is given, but matched with much criticism. No jokes about "10 shit-loads" though. Listen for other missed opportunities and much more!

Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_2_-_Gears_of_War.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm CDT

Out of the Level #1 - Asheron's Call

Tom and Brad discuss Turbine's first MMO attempt - Asheron's Call. There's countless complaints but still a few merits to this long, forgotten game. Stay awhile and listen.

Direct download: Out_of_the_Level_1_-_Asherons_Call.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:28pm CDT