L.O.G. CastMar 02, 2021
The L.O.G. Reborn: Of Breegulls and Thieves
L.O.G. Cast 2.0 is here! For our first episode in the new format, long time listener Zach/Captain Breegull joins us for a Community Spotlight, as well as our long overdue review of Sea of Thieves. Also, Rare Trivia and a special message from Conker himself! Don’t miss it!
2021 Reunion Special
David Jones, Jeph Perez and Clay Howard reunite for the first all new L.O.G. Cast since 2017. We discus what we have been doing for the past 3 and a half years, get caught up on all the Rare & Friends covered news, and play and discuss clips taken from the past 109 episodes of the show. Stay tuned until the end for a special announcement regarding the future of the show. Don’t miss it! Our audio gear in 2021 even sounds at least 75% better!
Grabbed by the Ghoulies Lost Audio Drama
Through much effort, David Jones has resurrected the recorded table read of the first chapter of what was going to be a Grabbed by the Ghoulies audio drama set to be released as a special series in October 2017. This series was written and conceived by Clay Howard and a table read of the first chapter was recorded in early September 2017, with fantastic narration by Jephren Perez. Some of the audio was lost and had to be restore via the magic of robot voices, but it only ends to the charm!
#DKC2is20 Lost Episode
The long-lost episode of the L.O.G. Cast. Originally intended to be the 14th episode of our first season, this would have been the third part of our Donkey Kong Country 2, 20th Anniversary spotlight. One side of the audio was lost, and it was discarded as an episode, and latter re-recorded with 3 hosts in Season 2 with vastly different content. David has tirelessly restored the original surviving audio as best he could to give you a glimpse of what would have been.
Let's Play Highlights
After tirelessly spending hours shifting through all our Let’s Play’s and streams, David is proud to present this collection of highlights most suited for audio listening. Banter, mumbling, video game noises, David sucking at Tropical Freeze and then becoming god of Perfect Dark! It is all in here!
YouTube Audio Collection
A quick collection and commentary of most of the remaining odds and ends of our YouTube content.
We have songs, Top 5 lists, and unboxing audio from some weird reason! You are most welcome!
Reviews With Friends Collection
In today’s episode, we take a look at the Reviews With Friends videos from our YouTube channel, some of the most time consuming work we ever did. Check out the final products, as well as the never before heard original audio recording from the Jetpac review.
vL.O.G. Audio Collection
Ready your eardrums, today’s episode of the L.O.G. Cast is full of tinny Skype phone audio and background noise so loud you will want to pull your hair out. This episode collects the five “vL.O.G.” video episodes from the YouTube channel, bringing them to the official L.O.G. Cast audio feed for the first time ever, with brand new commentary!
E3 Coverage Collection
A complete collection of all our E3 related content not featured in a normal episode. Plus, some brief, but brand new and rambling commentary about the whole thing. Includes both bonus E3 reaction episodes from the old feed from 2016 and 2017, plus a couple E3 videos from the YouTube channel not featured in the L.O.G. Cast feed before.
A wild Season 4 of the L.O.G. Cast appears! Kicking off an archival project to preserve Rare & Friends content, we present the three bonus MillionRare episodes from the now defunct Season 1 L.O.G. Cast feed.
EGX and Rare Trip 2017
Once again, an envoy from Rare and Friends has traveled to both EQX and Rare HQ. Don't miss this exciting episode!
100th Episode - Top 20 Best Rare Games
Not only is it our 100th episode, but it’s also the shows 2 year anniversary! To celebrate, the whole staff puts their heads together to come up with definite Top 20 Best Rare Games of all time.
Kroko Bongo Impressions
We try to stop playing FortuneFish's Kroko Bongo long enough to give our first impressions of it!
Rare and Friends 20 Questions, Round 3
We play yet another round of Rare and Friends 20 Questions!
GoldenEye is 20!
GoldenEye 007 has turned 20. We take a look at its legacy.
Gamescom 2017 Preview
Our hopes and expectations for Gamescom 2017.
Rare and Friends 20 Questions, Round 2
We play another round of Rare and Friends 20 Questions!
Our Voyage on the Sea of Thieves
This week, the crew recalls their most recent voyage on the Sea of Thieves
Nothing But News!
This week, we fill up a full episode with just the news!
Rare Musical Trivia
In this episode, we test our knowledge of Rare music and play some rounds of Rare Musical Trivia!
Our Rare Mobile Game Pitches
We pretend we work at Rare, and give make-believe game pitches for a Rare mobile game.
Rare and Friends Turns 2
We go through our favorite memories of the site over the past 2 years.
Top 5 Games, Post-Buyout
We countdown our top 5 games released after the Microsoft buyout.
Tibbers Workshop Clay Creations
We interview the creative mind behind Tibbers Workshop, Kirsty Wesson!
E3 2017 Predictions
The entire staff co-hosts the L.O.G. Cast to each offer their insights and predictions regarding E3 2017.
We continue our Yooka-Laylee level spotlight with World 5: Galleon Galaxy!
Revival: the Rivals 2017
First hand impressions of the Revival: the Rivals 2017 expo, included the Rare panel with Kev Bayless, Chris Marlow, and Shawn Pile!
We continue our Yooka-Laylee level spotlight with World 4: Capital Cashino!
We continue our Yooka-Laylee level spotlight with World 3: Moodymaze Marsh!
We continue our Yooka-Laylee level spotlight with World 2: Glitterglaze Glacier!
We dive head first into Yooka-Laylee, World 1: Tribalstack Tropics!
Jeph and Clay take their turn at giving impressions of Yooka-Laylee.
Yooka is Here!
Our first impressions of the long awaited Yooka-Laylee release.
Journey to Yooka's Eve!
We take a look at both Playtonic's and our personal journeys to the eve of Yooka-Laylee's release.
Don't Miss This Episode!
When you get into podcasting, you can’t expect or assume that you will be able to bring an episode like this to your audience, but ask anyone in the field and they will tell you they dream about it happening one day. For the L.O.G. Cast, today is that day. We bring you an exclusive like none other. Enjoy.
The Saga of Free Radical to Dambuster
We take a look at The story of Free Radical Design to Dambuster Studios and all the ups and downs in between.
20 Years of Blast Corps!
For Blast Corps' 20th Anniversary, we talk about... well, Blast Corps!
GoldenEye Vs. Perfect Dark!
It is the Debate of the Century! Which Rare FPS is better? GoldenEye or Perfect Dark?
The Switch is Here!
We give a breakdown of our first impressions of the Nintendo Switch and its games.
We Play Rare 20 Questions!
We do our best to play 20 Questions with Rare characters, plus a rundown of this weeks news!
Sea of Dreams!
We go through our wishlists and dreams for the far-off future of Sea of Theives.
With Emma and Cameron From Rare!
We are joined by very special guests, Emma and Cameron from Rare’s community team! You don’t want to miss this one!
We gave a rundown of the latest news for Sea of Thieves and Yooka-Laylee.
Our Top 5 Rare Games!
The site staff hosts a countdown and comparison of their top five Rare games.
Streets, Senses, and Spider-Mans!
We take a look into the more obscure portion of the Rare catalogue and discuss "Sesame Street ABC and 123" and "Taboo: The Sixth Sense" for the NES along with "Spider-Man" for the Game Boy.
Nintendo Switch Event!
We are back for Season 3, and the Nintendo Switch Event,
2016 Holiday Special
Gather close, it's our 2016 Holiday Special.
Perfect Dark Spotlight - Part 3
Part three of our Perfect Dark Spotlight.
Perfect Dark Spotlight - Part 2
Part two of our Perfect Dark Spotlight.
Perfect Dark Spotlight
Part one of our Perfect Dark Spotlight.
Sea of Thieves Insiders
We talk about the Sea of Thieves Insiders Program.
DKR2 - False Starts and Almost Sequels
We talk about the various DKR sequels we never really got.
Viva Piñata Series Spotlight
Viva Pinata Series Spotlight
We Hit Record and See What Happens
We Hit Record and See What Happens
News Round Up
We round up this weeks news.
Nintendo Switch Reactions
We give our thoughts and reactions to the reveal of the Nintendo Switch.
A Rare Improvement?
We talk about Rare's history of taking existing genres and improving them.
Rare's New Technology Innovations
We talk through Rare's technology innovations over the years.
Yooka-Laylee Dream Cameos
We talk through our dream cameos for Yooka-Laylee.
What Friends Are For
We go into detail on the 'and Friends' scope of our site.
Craig Duncan Interview
For the show's one year anniversary, we interview Rare Studio Head Craig Duncan!
#DKC2is20 - Part Four
We complete our spotlight on DKC2.
#DKC2is20 - Part Three
Months later, we finish our spotlight on DKC2.
New Staff, and the Future and the Past
Clay joins the staff, plus GoldenEye XBLA and Nintendo NX
A Look at Gamescom 2016
We take a Look at Gamescom 2016
A Year with Rare Replay
We look back on the last year of our lives spent with Rare Replay
SDCC 2016 Report
Andrew went to SDCC 2016, here's his report from the con. Also featuring Adam from geekscape.net!
Impressions of the Yooka-Laylee Toybox
We give our impressions of the Yooka-Laylee Toybox.
The Great Tangent and News Catch Up
We catch up on the news we missed over the last few weeks.
Rare Trip V - The Final Chapter
We conclude our massive coverage of Rare Trip 2016 with DK Vine's Chad and Seashell Studio's Rodrigo!
Rare Trip IV - Steve and Amir
We talk to Steve from Rare Gamer and Amir from Rare Thief and RareFanDaBase!
Rare Trip III - L.O.G Cast X Pirate Port
The L.O.G. Cast and Pirate Port Radio collide as we talk to PPR hosts Abstractacas and Paladin Topaz!
Rare Trip II - Alex and Olivier
We continue our coverage of the Great Rare Trip of 2016 with interviews with contest winners Alex and Olivier!
Jeph and Mandie's Trip to Rare!
Jeph and wife Mandie give their walkthrough of their trip to Rare.
The History of Rare at E3
We go through past E3s year by year, Rare game by Rare game.
If Wishes Were Battletoads
A new Battletoads rumor this week, we go through our wishlist of what we'd like in a new entry.
Xbox Scorpio and Other Next Boxes
Tons of new Xbox leaks and rumors this week. We break them down.
RIP Project Spark
We bid farewell to Project Spark and discuss the future of Conker's Pocket Tales HD.
We are a bee podcast now.
Keeping Up With Rare & Friends
We take a look through the upcoming projects of the studios we cover.
Tangents, the Future, and Donkey Kong
We go on tons of tangents, plus the future of Retro and Donkey Kong.
The Death of Console Generations?
The NX? Xbox 1.5? The PS4K? Are traditional console generations being replaced by smaller, incremental updates?
Dreaming of Yooka and Laylee
We go through our wishlists for Yooka-Laylee and talk some more about the NX.
What's Next? The Nintendo NX!
We run down the last couple weeks of news and talk about the NX!
Smalltalk with Kev and Andrew
Smalltalk with Kev and Andrew.
GoldenEye Has Levels and Things
In part two of our in depth look at GoldenEye we look at the multiplayer and the main story.
Spies, Bad Guys and GoldenEyes
Part one of our in depth look at GoldenEye.
Conker's Video Game Quest
We take a look at Conker's past and future.
The Future is Looking Very Retro
We take a look at Retro Studios entries in the series in part 2 of our look at DKC post SNES.
Portable Kong Ports Ahoy!
In part 1 of our look at DKC post SNES, we take a look at the Game Boy ports of DKC.
Flyby Shooting: Captain Skyhawk
We take a look at the NES game Captain Skyhawk!
Relationships of the Rareniverse
We take a look at the tangled web of relationships in Rare games. Don't miss it!
Our Loves Grows for Battletoads
We give a rundown of your favorite 90's toads as we talk through every Battletoads release to date.
Nic is Makin' Justice (and code)
Ex-Rare programmer and founder of MakinGames, Nic Makin, joins us for an hour and a half to talk about his brand new game Raging Justice and his time at Rare.
We're back! Now dance for us!
This episode we go over our plans for the future and how you can be part of our team.
A Year of Dreams
This episode, we have more Star Wars spoilers, as well as Project Dream analysis and a look back at 2015.
Christmas With the Stars
Pour some nog, pull a cracker, skip The Queens Speech and strap yourself in for a Christmas Special like no other
Our Most Digestible Episode Yet!
We broke the podcast this week.
#DKC2is20 - Part Two
DKC2 is 20! To celebrate, here is part two of our now three part spotlight on the classic SNES game.
#DKC2is20 - Part One
DKC2 is 20! To celebrate, here is part one of our two part spotlight on the classic SNES game.
Banjo-Fifteenie - Part Turkey
Banjo-Tooie turns fifteen! We pick up where we left off last week with part turkey of our Banjo-Tooie spotlight!
Banjo-Tooie turns fifteen! Join us as we pretend to talk about it!
A Rare Journey
This week on the L.O.G. Cast, we take a look at the grand journey that is Rare ltd.
Analysis of Thieves
We take a look at the Sea of Thieves trailer and engage a in ton of baseless speculation about the nature of the game. Also, the first installment of Rare And Friends' new audio drama, The Legacy of Drumstick: The Third Great War.
A Rare Scare
We go through all the most spooky moments in Rare's back catalog, as well as bring you the season final of Rare Storytime as voted by you. Plus, a sneak peek at a new segment of Kev's own creation.
You Never Forget Your First Game...
On this week's episode of show, we take a walk down memory lane as we discuss our earliest Rare and gaming memories. Also, a special installment of Story Wars, Episode V: Return of the Kremlings, where YOU vote for the future!
All Your Stamps Are Belong To Us
Kev recounts his personal journey of obtaining all 330 stamps in Rare Replay, while David recounts his far saner experience of not getting all the stamps in only two months. Also, Story Wars - Episode IV: Captain Bones Strikes Back.
Pocket Tales Reloaded
We sit down with Agent Ape, whose Conker's Pocket Tales HD project is in the process of recreating the GBC game fully in Project Spark.
Ultimate Spectrum Disorder
We take a look at the Ultimate Era Spectrum games included in Rare Replay, and present the second installment of Rare Storytime.
Kev goes to EGX! Also, the first installment Rare Diary Story-time.
Our first episode ever. Have a listen as we take a look at Perfect Dark Zero!