The Level

A podcast for people who love video games.

About the show

The Level is a podcast for people who love video games. It's a weekly roundtable hosted by friends and industry outsiders Kole Ross, Ben Merkel, Dennis Furia, David Moneysmith, and Jala Prendes. Every Friday, we discuss video game news, the games we've been playing, and listener mail.

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Episodes

  • Episode 64: End With the Fun in Mind

    June 6th, 2014  |  1 hr 34 mins

    Kole, Ben, and David talk about the Batman: Arkham Knight delay, Dead Island: Epidemic, and Among the Sleep.

  • Episode 63: Snapchat My Junk

    May 30th, 2014  |  1 hr 46 mins

    Kole, Ben, and David welcome Dennis back, talk about potential uses for Oculus Rift and livestock, then ask "What's the deal with pinball?"

  • Episode 62: #DAWG

    May 23rd, 2014  |  1 hr 47 mins

    Kole, Ben, and David talk about YouTube possibly buying Twitch, Dead Space 2 (about three years too late), and we ask you about your mobile remake wish list.

  • Episode 61: Slide the Slide, Pump the Pump

    May 16th, 2014  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Kole, Ben, and David talk about Microsoft's Kinect announcement, WildStar, and we ask you about your favorite arcade games.

  • Episode 60: High Contact Tai Chi

    May 9th, 2014  |  2 hrs 1 min

    Kole, Dennis, and David talk about the new PS Vita's crappier screen, we ask you about the state of the next gen, and then we talk a lot about Sportsfriends.

  • Episode 59: Loose Roms

    May 2nd, 2014  |  1 hr 58 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about whether or not games need a stadium, Elder Scrolls Online, and we ask you if E3 is still relevant.

  • Episode 58: Barely Legal Pad

    April 18th, 2014  |  1 hr 54 mins

    Kole Ross, Ben Merkel, Dennis Furia, and David Moneysmith talk about Rocksmith 2014, The Elder Scrolls: Online, and we ask you about your favorite mini-games.

  • Episode 57: Prisoners On Fire Off the Shoulder of Orion

    April 11th, 2014  |  1 hr 45 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about a bunch of Smash Brothers stuff, do a Free-Play multiplayer, and then dive into Monument Valley.

  • Episode 56: #KOLO Think About It

    April 4th, 2014  |  2 hrs 7 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the GAME_JAM fiasco, we ask you what sequels most improved on their prequels, and then we actually talk about video games for once.

  • Episode 54: Short Sword Shortage

    March 21st, 2014  |  1 hr 56 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about how the Last of Us is becoming more of a movie, we ask you about your favorite game adaptations, and then talk about South Park: The Stick of Truth.

  • Bonus Level 11: Dark Souls II

    March 14th, 2014  |  43 mins 32 secs

    Dennis Furia and Murph Murphy gather to give an exhaustive and factual rundown of Dark Souls II.

    Check our Murph's other podcasts, The Dork Knight and Hours Played.

  • Episode 55: The Cradle of My Bailiwick

    March 8th, 2014  |  1 hr 40 mins

    Kole, Ben, and Dennis talk about the Occulus Rift aquisition, we ask you which game you wish you could play for the first time again, and then we avoid talking about any video games whatsoever.

  • Episode 53: Not a Cynical Episode at All

    March 7th, 2014  |  1 hr 50 mins

    Kole, Ben, and Dennis talk about the Batman: Arkham Knight announcement, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and we ask you what games you anticipated most.

  • Episode 52: My Fair Share of Anxiety Attacks

    February 28th, 2014  |  2 hrs 9 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the closure of Irrational, Calculords, and we ask you about your most-desired genre mashups.

  • Episode 51: Vestigial Crown

    February 14th, 2014  |  2 hrs 7 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about the Flappy Bird fiasco, Jazz Punk, and we do a free-play multiplayer segment.

  • Episode 50: Alpacallama Furia

    February 7th, 2014  |  1 hr 38 mins

    Kole, Ben, Dennis, and David talk about an announcement that will ruin the podcast forever, Octodad, and we ask you about your favorite unique control schemes.