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Into the Aether - A Low Key Video Game Podcast
Into the Aether - A Low Key Video Game Podcast
Stephen Hilger + Brendon Bigley

A low key video game podcast by Stephen Hilger and Brendon Bigley. Produced by AJ Fillari.

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The Steam Deck Episode (feat. Lots of Steam games, Harvestella, and more!)

Stephen and Brendon finally receive their Steam Decks and have a lot of thoughts to try and cram into one... more

21 Sep 2022 · 2 hours, 45 minutes
Usurper King Dom (feat. Zelda, Zant, and also Splatoon 3)

Little peek behind the curtain here: This is Brendon. I usually write these things... but I'm not in this episode!... more

14 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 34 minutes

Today is September 13, 2022. Nintendo had yet another Direct. We Had to discuss.

13 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Upgrade Your Dwight (feat. Strange Horticulture, SMT4, Splitgate and more)

This ain't your usual out-of-the-box Dwight. No sir, this is a premium Dwight for a premium customer. It's got all... more

07 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Actually Raiding Tombs (feat. Rise of the Tomb Raider, Splatoon 3, and more)

Had a cool idea for a reboot of Tomb Raider in which Lara Croft raids tombs. I think it's gonna... more

31 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
Paper Mario | Bonus Episode

It's a summer of crafting here in the Aether, and with it comes a discussion about Paper Mario for the... more

29 Aug 2022 · 2 hours, 42 minutes
Tiptoeing Around Time (feat. My Summer Vacation, Rollerdrome, and more)

I like keeping myself on my own toes.

24 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 47 minutes
ITA 200: Another Normal One

Nothing to see here, just two cows and a lamb out in the pasture. They've all been doing this for... more

17 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Pigma's Allegory of the Cave (feat. Tetris Effect, REZ, Xenoblade 3)

Pigma’s Allegory of the Cave asks if you spent your life staring at a CRT screen playing Star Fox 64,... more

10 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 41 minutes
Xenoblade Summer (feat. Mario in 3D and Xenoblade Chronicles 3)

Is it true what they say? Mario's got height, width, AND depth? His cousin Al is left to run the... more

03 Aug 2022 · 2 hours, 1 minute
Chasing Every Fox (feat. Live A Live, Multiversus, FTL, and more)

It's helpful to look back on how you spent your journey — writing every haiku, dueling every villain, chasing every... more

27 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
Anyway, (feat. Pokemon ORAS, Fire Emblem Echoes, Yakuza Kiwami)

Anyway, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is available for a limited time on the Nintendo 3DS eShop!

20 Jul 2022 · 2 hours, 7 minutes
Classic Claude Shake 'Em Up (w/ Sadie Lancrete + Alanna Okun) feat. Fire Emblem: Three Hopes

Stephen and Brendon are joined by returning guests Sadie Lancrete and Alanna Okun for a fully self-indulgent dive into the... more

13 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Into the Aether V: The Nintendo DS

Welcome to season five of Into the Aether! We're kicking things off with a comprehensive look at a huge chunk... more

06 Jul 2022 · 3 hours, 58 minutes
My Sasquatch Theory (feat. Actually Low Key Vibes, Summer in New York, Some Games)

We recorded this one outside while the sun set and you can tell. Goodbye to season four

29 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
He's Just Screaming (feat. Fire Emblem: Three Hopes, Neon White, TMNT: Shredder's Revenge)

No no just let him tire himself out. It's mostly just pent up frustration. Well you see, he's about 0.3... more

22 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
Pokemon Red + Blue | Bonus

With an impending 9th generation of Pokemon games looming over the horizon, Stephen and Brendon take a look back at... more

17 Jun 2022 · 2 hours, 16 minutes
Berethor & NotGimli Are Dead (feat. Might & Magic, LOTR: The Third Age, Listener Questions)

This video game is not in any way affiliated with the works of JRR Tolkien outside of the New Line... more

15 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 46 minutes
Everybody Loves Yangus (feat. Pokemon Scarlet / Violet, State of Play, Retro Handhelds)

INT. DAY, RAY'S LIVING ROOM A crash from off camera as the cast turns towards the kitchen in horror. (laugh track) Yangus appears... more

08 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 46 minutes
Chameleon Twist Chameleon Twist Chameleon Twist (feat. Multiversus, Castlevania, and more!)

If you end up in a FuncoLand looking for the next great 3D platforming adventure, make sure you do everything... more

01 Jun 2022 · 2 hours, 4 minutes
What if Kirby Couldn't Do It? (feat. Kirby, Card Shark, Kingdom Hearts)

Kirby's whole thing is eating, but what if he just couldn't get it down?

18 May 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
Undertale | Bonus Episode

Stephen and Brendon find the determinaiton within themselves to discuss the entirety of Undertale, the fandom surrounding the game, and... more

13 May 2022 · 3 hours, 38 minutes
Fun Guy (feat. Citizen Sleeper, Henry Hatsworth, Dragon Quest V)

Even keeled and turned so his back faces you and the rest of the Eye's denizens lined up at the... more

11 May 2022 · 1 hour, 43 minutes
Into the Aether: Ultra Deluxe (feat. The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe)

Regrettably, Stephen and Brendon spend this extremely truncated episode discussing a solitary game due to a lack of time or... more

04 May 2022 · 2 hours, 24 minutes
13 Houses (feat. 13 Sentinels, Patrick's Parabox, Grapple Dog, and Rune Factory 5)

Every time I invite Kyuta over we watch those old fantasy movies they have on VHS at the video store... more

27 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
...Objection. (feat. The Phoenix Wright Trilogy, LEGO Star Wars, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn)

Look it's hard to keep up the panache after so many cases. People expect me to stand up and point... more

20 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 43 minutes
The Toad Problem (feat. Chrono Cross, Radical Dreamers, and Radiant Historia)

The question looms: How radical are your dreams? Time to manage your expectations and climb into bed so you can... more

13 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 45 minutes
Breaking Gex News (feat. Rune Factory 4, Rune Factory 5, Animal Crossing: Wild World)

The world comes to a screeching halt when his name rings out over the airwaves. It's been twenty-three years, so... more

06 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
Elden Ring | Bonus

Having both finished their first runs of Elden Ring and in the midst of New Game+, Stephen and Brendon sit... more

01 Apr 2022 · 3 hours, 28 minutes
The Boy Who Cried Chocobo (feat. Kirby, Rune Factory 5, and Wonderlands)

Yeah, it's me smashing the L and R buttons to interrupt you mid-sentence and tell you how much I love... more

30 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
STROLL (feat. Tunic, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Secaucus Junction)

This episode of the podcast has been brought to you by Updates for Old Video Games and Secaucus Junction via... more

23 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
A Million Icons (feat. Bundle for Ukraine, OlliOlli World, and Stranger of Paradise)

Nothin' a bit of spit won't fix. Discussed: OlliOlli World, OlliOlli, OlliOlli 2, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, Self-Checkout Unlimited,... more

16 Mar 2022 · 2 hours, 1 minute
Eight Great Salads (feat. Super Auto Pets, Triangle Strategy, Pokemon Scarlet / Violet)

What follows an amuse-bouche of eight incredibly well-paired salads?

09 Mar 2022 · 2 hours, 3 minutes
Consider the Wretch w/ Chris Plante (feat. Elden Ring)

Chris Plante (EIC of Polygon, co-host The Besties) returns to The Aether for a full-on gush-fest about Elden Ring, the... more

02 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 55 minutes
Portal + Portal 2 | Bonus

In this very special bonus episode, Stephen and Brendon take a look back at the 2007 and 2011 games Portal... more

28 Feb 2022 · 2 hours, 7 minutes
Now That's What I Call an Open World (feat. Horizon Forbidden West, Cyberpunk 2077, and more!)

Featuring all of your favorite hit songs like: Hang Glider Baby, The Ballad of Fast Travelin' Terry, Crafting (I Just... more

23 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 47 minutes
Eat, Pray, Mayhap (feat Triangle Strategy, Vampire Survivors, and more!)

Serenoa Wolffort thought he had everything he wanted in life: a home, a bride-to-be and a title to inherit. Now... more

16 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes

Today is February 9, 2022 and there was a Nintendo Direct. We needed to talk about it.

10 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The Hat's Got Eyes (feat Pokemon Legends, Pokemon Conquest, and more)

Discussed: Pokemon Legends Arceus, Pokemon Conquest, Chrono Cross, Radiant Historia, Listener Questions

09 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 55 minutes
Some Rando's PC (feat. Pokemon Legends: Arceus + Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth)

You found me, you finally found me! After all these years of obscurity I can finally reveal that yes, it... more

02 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 55 minutes
Chrono Trigger | Bonus

We travel back and forth through time to explore what made Chrono Trigger an instant classic upon release and how... more

31 Jan 2022 · 3 hours, 22 minutes
Hunt (feat. Nobody Saves the World, Bloodborne: The Board Game, I Am Setsuna)

Yharnam, the final frontier. These are the voyages of deluded hunters — tonight's mission: To explore the aberrant city from... more

26 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Goodbye, Cruel World (feat. Wordle, Trauma Center, Star Fox Command, and more!)

While Brendon remains in France trying to find the RPG that will make the days go by faster, Stephen tries... more

19 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Predictable & Completely Baffling (feat. Lost Sphear, Ocarina of Time, and Shovel Knight)

It's WEIRD SEASON, baby, and you know what that means: Lengthy discussions about the nature of inspiration, reflections on remakes,... more

12 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 51 minutes
The 2021 Game of the Year Spectacular

The time has come once again to review the entire year of video game releases with Into the Aether's 2021... more

05 Jan 2022 · 5 hours,
New Catan (feat. OLED, Lake, Battle Chef Brigade)

Recorded in person in a cold beach house on the bay: It's Into the Aether.

22 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Master Chief's Screen Name (feat. Halo Infinite, Legends of Runeterra, Nintendo 64)

John117: hey dude u fall asleep at ur comp again xD xXxARB1T1NGxXx: WTF THAT WAS 1 TIME ASSWAGON John117: lololol im... more

15 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Tales of Arise | Bonus Episode

We're joined by Eric Smith for a discussion about Tales of Arise, Bandai Namco's attempt to reposition their long-running franchise... more

14 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 48 minutes
Rocket League of Legends (feat. Ruined King, Rocket League Sideswipe, Dungeon Encounters)

The GOTY list continues to inch closer, so we're doing what we always do to prepare — Finding an excuse... more

08 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Gold Leaf Everything (feat. Kid A Mnesia, Halo Infinite, Q&A)

Take the money and run!!

01 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Restaurant Voice (feat. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond + Shining Pearl, Shin Megami Tensei V, Halo Infinite)

Your restaurant voice is your always voice.

24 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Spanky's Day Off w/ Dom Nero (feat. Forza Horizon 5, Unsighted)

Spanky called me the other day and told me he was puttin' a — heart to god — puttin' a... more

17 Nov 2021 · 2 hours, 1 minute
Groundfather (feat. Animal Crossing New Horizons 2.0 and Happy Home Paradise)

Feed me the gift of life, groundfather.

10 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Mario Kart Awakening (feat. Voice of Cards, Pikmin Bloom, The Nintendo DS)

Close your eyes? What do you see? A rainbow road in a starry sea? It's a me.

03 Nov 2021 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
The Luigi's Mansion Trilogy | Bonus

We won a ticket to visit THREE beautiful hillside locations that are absolutely NOT filled with ghosts!

31 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Little Big Nightmare (feat. Limbo, Into the Pit, Universal Paperclips)

The scariest thing of all is a massive spoiler section.

27 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
You Gotta Be Ridden Me! (feat. Back4Blood, Speed Dating for Ghosts, Dragon Age II)

No no no, they're NOT zombies. I thought we made that clear?

20 Oct 2021 · 2 hours, 7 minutes
Metroid Cool (feat. Super Monkey Ball, Metroid Dread, and more)

But like what if the whole game was just like Samus hanging out, man? Like "hey what's up I'm Samus,... more

13 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Rose, Mia's Baby (feat. Resident Evil Village, Sable, and the Nintendo Direct)

It's time for Ethan Winters' Himbo Halloween Discussed: Sable, Resident Evil Village, the September 2021 Nintendo Direct

06 Oct 2021 · 1 hour, 40 minutes
The Forgotten City | Bonus

We take a tumble into the portal that is The Forgotten City, a timeloop mystery set in the distant past... more

30 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Into the Aether - A Low Key Video Game Podcast
Spanky's Day Off w/ Dom Nero (feat. Forza Horizon 5, Unsighted)
Into the Aether - A Low Key Video Game Podcast

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Spanky called me the other day and told me he was puttin' a — heart to god — puttin' a jet engine... more