Orange Lounge Radio

Orange Lounge Radio is a Video Game podcast dedicated to what gamers really want to know, and the gamer lifestyle. An independent voice in a crowded world of video game podcasts, Orange Lounge Radio is dedicated to giving a forum for every gamer to have their voice. Hosted live weekly for the past nine years by DarkSakura, skie and LOKI, Orange Lounge Radio gives listeners the opportunity to interact directly with the show and give their feedback on the hot topics in the gaming industry thru live call-ins, a chatroom, e-mail, twitter and more. Winner of a Podcast Award for Best Gaming Podcast. Nominated for three Best of Live 365 awards. Tapes live on Sunday nights on the VOG Network.

We are on the eve of a new generation of consoles, something we've really only seen twice before in the 18 plus year history of our show. We talk about where we stand on Xbox Series X as well as the Playstation 5. Which consoles are we getting? Which ones are giving us trouble in the ordering process? Which ones are we going to wait on? And we talk about some of the last minute changes with the consoles that have us wondering if maybe it was too soon to be jumping into the next generation. We talk about all this and more on the dawn of a new generation on this week's Orange Lounge Radio!

Podcast by - 11/9/2020 1:34 AM Comments (0)

Ubisoft released information this week that indicated that all of the games Sony said would be compatible on Playstation 5 may not actually be. Although the post was retracted, what is going on to cause this conflicting information to come out? We discuss this issue, as well as the issue of backwards compatibility in the new generation of gaming and just how important it is to us. Do we want our consoles to be able to play the old games, or is this an expectation that has been unfairly set on an industry that often hasn't had backwards compatibility? We discuss all this and more in another week of gaming news!  

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Tonight we talk Pokemon DLC at the top of the show with our resident Pokemon Expert Shane, who joins us to talk about this. What new feature about the Pokemon DLC has Shane saying is even better than the raids? Also we talk about coming back to World of Warcraft after a bit of a hiatus, and the big changes recently made in the game in preparation for the next expansion. Also at the top of the show we talk about a stream on twitch by a representative in Congress that took the twitch community by storm and set high viewership numbers. Is this the future of political rallies? We talk about all this and MORE!

Podcast by - 10/26/2020 2:15 AM Comments (0)

Tonight we tackle a topic that has effected us all during our pandemic and we talk about mental health. How can video games help us during these times and have a positive impact on our mental health? Conversely, what are things we can do to avoid making bad decisions for our mental health? Our special guest E, a gamer who hosts the podcast Am I Mental? joins us to discuss these questions and much more. We also get into a lot of gaming news for the week including a very interesting partnership between Gamestop and Microsoft. Could Microsoft have found a way to nudge the Xbox Series X into a few more homes?

Podcast by - 10/19/2020 2:20 AM Comments (0)

It's another week of news in the video game world, including an old classic, Minecraft, popping up in several places this week. First was the shocking announcement that Minecraft Steve would be added to Super Smash Bros... although not that shocking if you put a lot of stock in rumors, maybe. We also got some updates for the game out of a digital version of MineCon that occurred this week. Also in the news this week is a stunning change to confirm and cancel button configurations that could really confuse some people long conditioned to a different standard in Japan. However could accessibility features help make this feature be reversible? We talk about all this and more on another week of Orange Lounge Radio!

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Even with the Tokyo Game Show occurring (virtually) this week, Microsoft manages to make the big headlines with their purchase of ZeniMax (including Bethesda) early in the week. Has Microsoft spent all that money to bring on new Xbox exclusives and try to ensure more sales of Series X vs. PS5? Or could the goal post for this generation of games have moved a bit in Microsoft's eyes with Game Pass and subscription services becoming an emerging trend in gaming? We discuss all this and much more on a busy news week.

Podcast by - 9/28/2020 1:11 AM Comments (0)

The Playstation 5's price and date was finally unveiled this week after a long wait, and some game announcements truly surprised the industry as well. How do our hosts and our listeners feel about the event? Did the event change their mind on a pre-order? We discuss this as well as upcoming Xbox Series S & X preorders, as well as recap a Nintendo Partner Direct that happened this week. It was a very busy week in gaming news, and we do our best to tackle it all!

Podcast by - 9/21/2020 1:56 AM Comments (0)

We are back after the Labor Day holiday this week to tackle two big gaming developments at the start of the show- first the Mario 35th anniversary Nintendo Direct which features a new Mario 3D All-Stars collection. Do our hosts think this is worth the $60 price of admission? And what is up with the limited time offering of the collection, even digitally? We discuss this, then get into some news out of Microsoft's camp, as leaks forced them to show their hand with Xbox Series S and Series X early. What do we think of what we have seen so far? And what might Sony bring to the table this week? We talk about all this and more on another episode of Orange Lounge Radio!

Podcast by - 9/14/2020 1:39 AM Comments (0)

Gamescom happened this weekend, even if in a new virtual format, and gave us several new game announcements and updates of games to look forward to. Nintendo also presented us with another Direct this week, though it was another Mini direct focusing on non first-party titles. Our hosts sure were excited about the number of one particular genre of games that was represented though. We discuss these various announcements and more news on another week of the show where every gamer has a voice!  

Podcast by - 8/31/2020 1:20 AM Comments (0)

A company and their public relations company uses a tactic to advertise on many twitch streams that some are calling shady. We talk about what is going on and how it may impact game streamers moving forward in the future. Later in the program, we talk about drop changes coming to twitch which can also have the potential to change streaming, but in a good way as hopefully streams with drops enabled will be less spammy and more productive. We talk about all this, more news, and our gaming weeks on another week of the show where every gamer has a voice!

Podcast by - 8/24/2020 1:28 AM Comments (1)