Hugo-award nominated this year, and with damn good reason, Cane and Rinse is the School of Movies of computer games. The shows share the same deep dive into context, history, and nuance but C&R’s focus is much narrower. The team, led by Leon Cox and including Tony Atkins, Jay Taylor, Joshua Garrity, and a legion of others, discuss a single game every episode, folding in audience recollections and occasional, impressive industry guests.
The enthusiasm behind that combination of analysis and nostalgia makes the show shine. Their Crazy Taxi episode is the team at their best; all bringing personal experience to a larger topic to help everyone understand and love it. It’s a simple formula, brilliantly executed and just part of the huge amount of content they put out.