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Tales from the Backlog

David Jackson

A video games podcast where Dave Jackson and guests break down and discuss the games they play. Each episode looks at one game in depth, focusing on mechanics, story, music and other aspects, with no spoilers until a clearly marked spoiler wall in the middle.

PublishesWeeklyEpisodes143Founded2 years ago
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GamesLeisureVideo Games

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From the first time I saw a screenshot of The Case of the Golden Idol, by Color Gray Games, I was struck by these caricaturish portraits and knew I'd have to follow up on it someday. Then the comparisons to a favorite of mine, Return of the Obra Dinn... more

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5 days ago
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Sunset Overdrive feels like a game that's been lost to time, doomed to a life of only being mentioned when a new game comes out that reminds people of it, despite being made by one of the industry's heavyweights (Insomniac Games) in the not so distan... more

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12 days ago
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SURPRISE! Balatro comes for us all. Developed by solo developer LocalThunk and published by Playstack, the poker-themed roguelike deckbuilder has singlehandedly caused productivity to drop by 7% worldwide since its 2024 release. Thank you to Playstac... more

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17 days ago
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This is the PAX East 2024 retrospective and run-through of all of the games I played! Woooo! Games featured: Animal Well (https://store.steampowered.com/app/813230/ANIMAL_WELL/): The Art of Flight (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1706800/The_Art_O... more

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19 days ago
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4.9 out of 5 stars from 110 ratings
  • Tales from the Backlog is a show that gamers of any level should check out. Dave is a fantastic host. Very thoughtful, insightful and he makes me chuckle sometimes. He and his guests really dive into a game and their perspectives are well thought out and above all, entertaining! I highly recommend this show.

    Podchaser
    5
    Nomad
    2 months ago
  • The best gaming podcast

    If you love video games and you love podcasts, this is exactly the podcast for you. Every week Dave dives into a game from his backlog and brings along a charming guest for the ride. The podcast is really fun to hear and best of all there is a Spoiler-Wall that is announced at the beginning and also before the spoilers are discussed so you can jump out, play the game then jump back in at any time.

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    sndkdkgnslsjfövnmeksbhmhf
    Germany3 months ago
  • One of the best

    Dave Jackson and his many excellent guests are a joy to listen to. For me, this is the right level of detail to talk about games at. He’s covered tons of games, both big and small, and I’m a big fan of some of the more obscure titles.

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    KingPenelope
    United States3 months ago
  • Video Game Perfection

    This is my favorite way to learn more about the games I love and get educated on the games I’ve never heard of. Always at the top of my queue. -Matt aka Stormageddon

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Crash Chords
    United States6 months ago
  • Unearth The Backlog

    If you’re looking for a video game podcast that is entertaining, informative, and engaging, you’re in for a great time. Dave and his guests offer great insights and good cheer. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to the Patreon as well for worthwhile bonus content and a great and welcoming online community.

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    PiscesJest
    United States9 months ago

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