After a holiday hiatus, we're back! Jack, Daniel, and returning guest Dean Stephenson talk about the best games of 2017. And what a year it was! incredible sequels, new IPs that left gamers stunned, and the incredible success of a new Nintendo console - all of it came together to make a legendary year for video games. Each host came with a list of five games to discuss (and let me tell you, it was a feat to whittle a list of great games from 2017 down to just five). 

While you listen, we'd love for you think about what games you'll remember as the best of 2017 and leave a comment!

Each week we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative.

Outro music: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time 'The Lost Explorer' by timaeus222 (

You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available as well! 

Patreon has been created for those looking to support the show (and we occasionally post exclusive discussions and episodes there for everyone who supports us with $1 per month) We just recently posted a teaser for a new podcast that will be launching soon where we play Dungeons and Dragons!

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You can follow Dean on Twitter @deanrobot - ask about his podcast and shirts (he likes being the middleman for his own stuff!)

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New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday