This week, we discuss the problematic launch of ’s Stadia cloud-based games service. Our senior editor and resident games expert Jessica Conditt joins us to share what she thought of the service, how it fares against Microsoft’s and what she thinks of streaming games in general. Also, as we head into , it’s time to think about your holiday shopping and the deals you might be able to score for you and your loved ones on Black Friday. We have some tips for that. Plus, the recent, old-school, and straight up old games that we’ve been playing.

We’ll be taking a for Thanksgiving, so come back in two weeks for a new post-food coma episode.

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Hosts: Cherlynn Low and Chris Velazco
Guest: Jessica Conditt
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Terrence O’Brien