The Game Awards 2023 Recap: An Embarrassment of RPG Riches and Just Plain Embarrassment

The Game Awards 2023 Recap: An Embarrassment of RPG Riches and Just Plain Embarrassment

All the awards, trailers, and controversies in The Game Awards 2023.

Episode Notes

It was an embarrassment of RPG riches as well as just plain embarrassment at this year’s Game Awards 2023 as Keighley Fest 2023 once again brought us trailers, celebrities, and way too much Hideo Kojima. Nadia, Kat, and Eric recap everything that happened at this year’s show, including the major reveals (Monster Hunter! Exodus!), the winners (Baldur’s Gate 3… a lot!) and controversies (maybe don’t play developers off the stage when they’re trying to honor dead colleagues!). All that and more in this week’s episode of Axe of the Blood God!
Also in this Episode:
  • GTA VI mania!
  • Dragon Age gets a short reveal
  • Nadia’s Christmas Pit
00:00 – Intro/Pantheon poll winner
07:45 – Game Awards 2023 Announcements, Winners, and Controversies
1:05:00 – Random Encounters 1:08:00 – The Tavern
1:26:38: Nadia’s Nostalgia Nook
Music Used in this Episode:
Do Your Best! – Breath of Fire III
A Curious Tale – Secret of Mana
Maze of Life – Persona Q


RPGs and Fighting Games

They share more than just fireballs! Kat and Eric are joined by special guests Brenden Groom and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss why these are two genres that taste great together! What fighting games would make a great RPG? What RPG would make a great fighting game?...

Paying Tribute to Akira Toriyama, Unicorn Overlord, and More

Akira Toriyama died on March 1, leaving behind a legacy that includes Dragon Ball, Dragon Quest, and an incredible impact on both games and anime. With Eric out, Kat and Nadia are joined by Victor Hunter and Ash Paulsen to break down he changed RPGs, our memories of watch Dragon Ball, and more.