Series: Gamer Heroes

A weekly podcast series dedicated to video games of all kinds. We’ll discuss the latest news and upcoming releases, plus detailed episodes covering consoles including Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo, and Sony Playstation, mobile gaming including Android and iOS, plus PC gaming.

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Series host and founding member, Derreck Mayer, discusses why he has chosen to finally bring the Gamer Heroes podcast to an end after more than 3 1\2 years. The Gamer Heroes podcast, the Heroes Podcast Network’s second longest running series, premiered in January of 2017 and this marks its 122nd episode, of which, Derreck hosted 70. The show saw several other hosts including Jon Czerwinski who co-hosted the first 60 episodes with Derreck. The show continued with other hosts, primarily Thomas Egan and Kam Konek of GGKC, before Derreck returned in episode 213 to continue the series.

As one of the founding members of the series, I want to thank every single one of our listeners for sticking with us over the years or simply catching an episode. I’d also like to thank all of the hosts who carried the show either with me or for me over the last few years. I love podcasting and I love gaming.

Sometimes it’s hard to know where the line is but when gaming becomes stressful due to podcasting deadlines and the podcast becomes stressful due to scheduling, it’s time to step away. Listen to this final episode for a more in-depth explanation.

You can still find me on the Heroes Podcast Network’s flagship series, Screen Heroes as well as our dedicated Star Trek podcast, Redshirts & Runabouts: https://linktr.ee/heroespodcasts

Thank you, everyone… and… Game On!

Support the Show

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Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts!

Gamer Heroes Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekDude)

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

The Last of Us: Part II

The Last of Us: Part II

We’re back with a more intense and somber gaming topic, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us: Part II. In this episode, Derreck is rejoined by Morgan and Zach, our guests from the BioShock Collection episode, to discuss Ellie, Joel, Abby, Clickers, Scars, and everything in between. In this spoiler cast, everything is game including mechanics, accessibility, and most importantly, story elements! Derreck also takes us through the two new games revealed this past weekend at DC FanDome, Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. It’s Game Time!

Support the Show

Hit us up on twitter (@GamerHeroesPod) and we could talk about it on the show! Don’t forget to subscribe! We’re available on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google Play, or you can use our RSS Feed to plug into any podcast app. Links are below! Help support the show by becoming a Patreon! – patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts. Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts!

Gamer Heroes Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekDude)

Special Guest | Morgan Simone (https://www.instagram.com/morgan_simoneofficial/)

Special Guest | Zach Story (https://twitter.com/AvengerZS)

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

The Last of Us: Part II

Do or Do Not, There is No Try

This week, we travel to a galaxy far, far away with a special crossover episode! Derreck is joined by Kris & Ian, hosts of the Echo Station podcast, a Star Wars podcast series! Why? Well, it’s time to look at Star Wars: Battlefront II! When the game first released in 2017, it was full of controversy surrounding lootboxes and the progression system. Now, 3 years later how is it doing? We answer this as well as look at the first reboot Battlefront, the originals, talk the upcoming Star Wars: Squadrons, and some classic Star Wars games we love!

Due to the Xbox event this week, we’re saving up our news segment, so stay tuned!

It’s Game Time!

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Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts!

Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekDude)

Special Guests | Kris Jade & Ian Turner

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

Do or Do Not, There is No Try

Staaaaaaaars!

It’s time to reload and keep an eye out for Nemesis as we travel to Raccoon City in this week’s episode! Derreck brings back his OG podcast co-host, Jon from Buster Props to break down the Resident Evil franchise, the different branches of games, the remakes, where to start for new players, and thoughts on the newly announced Resident Evil: Village! Plus, we both talk the latest news including Xbox Lockhart, PSVR in-game ads, and the new Fallout series from Amazon! It’s Game Time!

Hit us up on twitter (@GamerHeroesPod) and we could talk about it on the show!

Don’t forget to subscribe! We’re available on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google Play, or you can use our RSS Feed to plug into any podcast app. Links are below!

Help support the show by becoming a Patreon! – patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts.

Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts!

Articles Covered:

  • Microsoft Stores Closing: https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/microsoft-permanently-closing-retail-stores/
  • PSVR in-game ads: https://www.ign.com/articles/psvr-in-display-advertisements-sony-patent?sf124689761=1
  • Xbox Lockhart: gamespot.com/articles/microsofts-cheaper-nextgen-xboxs-cpu-is-more-power/1100-6479148/
  • Fallout Amazon Series: https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/fallout-series-jonathan-nolan-lisa-joy-amazon-1234696997/

Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekDude)

Special Guest | Jon Czerwinski (@BusterProps)

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

The Reclamation Has Begun

We travel to the future this week with an in-depth discussion on the iconic Halo video game franchise from Xbox, Bungie, and 343 Industries! Caroline of Danvers Cosplay joins to discuss how we got into the Halo franchise, our thoughts on the existing games including miniseries Forward Unto Dawn, The Fall of Reach, and Nightfall, and our hopes for Halo: Infinite and beyond!

Plus, the latest gaming news including details on Crash Bandicoot: It’s About Time, a new Wii game, Animal Crossing’s first major update, Cyberpunk NSFW customizations, and a Pokemon MOBO! It’s game time!

Hit us up on twitter (@GamerHeroesPod) and we could talk about it on the show!

Don’t forget to subscribe! We’re available on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google Play, or you can use our RSS Feed to plug into any podcast app. Links are below!

Help support the show by becoming a Patreon! – patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts.

Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts!

Articles Covered:

Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekdude) Special Guest | Caroline of Danvers Cosplay

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

The Reclamation Has Begun

Squadron! Take a Snap of the PS5 Mixer!

It’s a special bonus news update episode! This week, Derreck talks about the PS5 Reveal and the “Future of Gaming” Sony event as well as EA’s new Star Wars game, the return of Pokemon Snap, Microsoft killing Mixer, and more! We’ll be back next week for an in-depth discussion on the Halo franchise with a guest!

Hit us up on twitter (@GamerHeroesPod) and we could talk about it on the show!

Don’t forget to subscribe! We’re available on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google Play, or you can use our RSS Feed to plug into any podcast app. Links are below!

Help support the show by becoming a Patreon! – patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts.

Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts! Articles Covered:

  • PS5 “Future of Gaming” Event: https://www.ign.com/articles/ps5-reveal-everything-announced-all-games
  • Pokemon Snap: https://www.ign.com/articles/new-pokemon-snap-announced
  • Nintendo nixes Mobile Gaming: https://www.ign.com/articles/nintendo-mobile-no-games-in-development
  • Microsoft Killing Mixer: https://www.ign.com/articles/microsoft-is-shutting-down-mixer-will-now-partner-with-facebook-gaming
  • Vault Boy in Smash Bros: https://kotaku.com/smash-bros-ultimate-is-getting-a-small-crossover-with-1844117737
  • EA’s Star Wars Squadrons: https://kotaku.com/eas-star-wars-squadrons-will-finally-give-us-a-new-star-1844037961
  • EA’s Star Wars Squadrons More: https://www.pcgamer.com/star-wars-squadrons-will-be-an-exclusively-first-person-game/

Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekdude)

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

Squadron! Take a Snap of the PS5 Mixer!

Country Road, Take Me Home

Country road, take me home to the burning ring of fire way down in Appalachia! It’s time for our Fallout 76 discussion! This week, two guests join me (Derreck) for an in-depth talk on the latest Bethesda Fallout game. We discuss the launch, bugs, new game modes, Wastelanders DLC, the 2020 Roadmap, and why we keep on playing. Plus, I talk a little news including the Sega Game Gear Micro and the latest game I’ve played, Star Wars: Battlefront II. 

Hit us up on twitter (@GamerHeroesPod) and we could talk about it on the show!

Don’t forget to subscribe! We’re available on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google Play, or you can use our RSS Feed to plug into any podcast app. Links are below!

Help support the show by becoming a Patreon! – patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts.

Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts!

Articles Covered:

  • Sega Game Gear Micro: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/06/segas_game_gear_micro_was_originally_going_to_be_even_more_stingy
  • Sony PS5 Event Delay (yes we know it’s now scheduled for June 11th, we had already recorded): https://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-delays-ps5-reveal-for-undetermined-future-dat/1100-6477780/
  • PS Plus Games for June 2020: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/playstation-plus/
  • Xbox Live Games with Gold June 2020: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/05/26/new-games-with-gold-june-2020/

Fallout 76 Discussion Details:

  • Wastelanders: https://fallout.bethesda.net/en/wastelanders
  • 2020 Roadmap: https://fallout.bethesda.net/en/article/fPSas0ftnlgD0FcZNnMoL/fallout-76-inside-the-vault-introducing-the-2020-roadmap-and-76-seasons

Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekdude) Special Guests | Jordan Seper (KC Deadman) & Ryan Couture (@BusterProps)

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

Country Road, Take Me Home

Black Lives Matter: A Message from the HPN

This short statement is being released on all active Heroes Podcast Network podcast feeds. This week, there will be no Screen Heroes podcast. Echo Station will also released delayed, on Friday, instead of Wednesday. We do this in hopes of supporting and honoring the Black Lives Matter movement and those protesting police brutality throughout the world.

Our live stream has returned! Want to join us live on Tuesday nights while we record the show? Join our Facebook group and comment along: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ScreenHeroes/

Help support our podcast and the Heroes Podcast Network by becoming a Patron today at Patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts or if you’d like some less long-term, shoot us a coupe bucks at Ko-Fi.com/HeroesPodcasts. Every dollar truly helps and means a lot!

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Or just follow us on social media and share our content: http://linktr.ee/screenheroes

Screen Heroes Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts: Rae Stewart | Derreck Mayer | Ryan Couture

Executive Producer & Editor: Derreck Mayer

Music by Flying Killer Robots

Links: http://linktr.ee/screenheroes

iTunes: Screen-Heroes.com

Social Media: @ScreenHeroesPod

Black Lives Matter: A Message from the HPN

Bells, Miles, Turnips, and Crafting!

We take a trip to an island paradise with an in-depth discussion on the latest in the Animal Crossing franchise, New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch! Before I bring on this week’s guest, I talk about the return of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater! Plus, two games I’ve been playing recently, Lonely Mountains: Downhill for the Nintendo Switch and Wingspan’s Steam beta.

Hit us up on twitter (@GamerHeroesPod) and we could talk about it on the show!

Don’t forget to subscribe! We’re available on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google Play, or you can use our RSS Feed to plug into any podcast app. Links are below!

Help support the show by becoming a Patreon! – patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts.

Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts! Games & Articles Covered:

  • https://comicbook.com/gear/news/tony-hawks-pro-skater-1-and-2-collectors-edition-order/
  • http://heroespodcasts.com/lonely-mountains-downhill-review
  • https://store.steampowered.com/app/1054490/Wingspan/
  • https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/266192/wingspan

Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekdude) Special Guest | Lisa Linh (https://www.instagram.com/linhiful/)

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

Bells, Miles, Turnips, and Crafting!

There’s Always a Lighthouse

There’s always a lighthouse, so why not start with one for our big revival? That’s exactly what we’re doing in our first full episode back! I (Derreck) bring on two guests, Morgan and Zach, to talk about The BioShock Collection! Before we dive into Rapture, I kick things off with what I’ve been playing recently (Moving Out! and Lonely Mountains: Downhill), plus the latest gaming news including X Series’ Smart Delivery, Cyberpunk 2077’s custom genitals, and a possible return for Diablo II! Game on!

Hit us up on twitter (@GamerHeroesPod) and we could talk about it on the show!

Don’t forget to subscribe! We’re available on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google Play, or you can use our RSS Feed to plug into any podcast app. Links are below!

Help support the show by becoming a Patron and get access to ad-free versions of all the HPN shows! – patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts.

Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts!

Games & Articles Covered:

  • https://www.team17.com/games/moving-out/
  • https://lonelymountains.com/
  • https://www.ign.com/articles/long-rumoured-diablo-2-remaster-apparently-coming-this-year
  • https://www.polygon.com/2020/5/7/21250159/xbox-series-x-smart-delivery-titles-assassins-creed-valhalla
  • https://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-2077-features-customizable-genitals/

Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekdude)

Special Guest | Morgan Simone (https://www.instagram.com/morgan_simoneofficial/)

Special Guest | Zach Story (https://twitter.com/AvengerZS)

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

There’s Always a Lighthouse

Press Start to Continue

Gamer Heroes returns with the arrival of a familiar host! Derreck, founder of the series, returns to bring Gamer Heroes back from the dead in a brand new bi-weekly format! Catch the details now and the first full episode on Tuesday, May 12th! Got questions to ask the host? 

Hit us up on twitter (@GamerHeroesPod) and we could talk about it on the show!

Don’t forget to subscribe! We’re available on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google Play, or you can use our RSS Feed to plug into any podcast app. Links are below!

Help support the show by becoming a Patron and get access to ad-free versions of all the HPN shows! – patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts.

Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts!

Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekdude)

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

Press Start to Continue

Game Over

Kam and Thomas break down some big news for the Gamer Heroes podcast. 

Got questions to ask the hosts?  Hit us up on twitter (@GamerHeroesPod) and we could talk about it on the show!

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Help support the show by becoming a Patron and get access to our exclusive Patron Lounge on Slack! – patreon.com/HeroesPodcasts.

Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts!

Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Produced by GGKC

Hosts Kam Konek & Thomas Egan

Editor Kam Konek

Executive Producer Derreck Mayer

Music by Lifeformed

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