Podcast: The Game Room – Episode 2 – Gift Guide for All Ages

Student cast recommends worthy purchases


In this episode, freshmen Jake Radcliffe, sophomore Christian Alfano and seniors Aiden Ulmer and Michael Ramirez talk about their recommendations for gifts this holiday season, plus what buyers should avoid. This list includes games for kids, teens, and adults. “We talked about how bad Nickelodeon ‘All-Star Brawl’ is,” Alfano said. “We also mentioned how great ‘Metroid Dread’ is.” (Photos by Lisa Roskens, digitally constructed image by Christian Alfano)

In this second episode of “The Game Room,” freshman Jake Radcliffe, sophomore Christian Alfano and seniors Michael Ramirez and Aiden Ulmer recommend video games to buy for Christmas. They talk about why they recommend these games, the age ratings of the games and what platforms the games are playable on.

Topics Covered:

Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)

Mario Party Superstars

Metroid Dread

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Forza Horizon 5

Halo Infinite

Far Cry 6

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Hollow Knight

Twelve Minutes

Road 96

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Fallout 4

Nintendo Switch

Mario Kart 8

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Stardew Valley

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Electronic Arts

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Activision Blizzard

Music from the Free Music YouTube channel.

Dub Hub by Jimmy Fontanez

Mountain Trials by Joshua McLean

Chopsticks by Jorge Hernandez

8bit Dungeon Boss by Kevin MacLeod

8bit Dungeon Level by Kevin MacLeod

Itty Bitty 8 Bit by Kevin MacLeod

Pixelland by Kevin MacLeod