So you want to learn more about Level Down Games, huh? Sounds good! Bryan and Jessica started this operation on July 25, 2016, and we’ve been going strong ever since! Frank joined the crew in July of 2017, and the three of them have been providing in-depth reviews, news, opinion articles, entertainment, podcasts, and videos for the last two years non-stop. You can expect the following from us here at LDG:
Reviews – We will have text and video reviews on our Website and YouTube Channel as often as humanly possible. Our priority system for getting reviews out will always be in the following order: Games provided by publishers/developers, new release games, and then finally new-ish games still not covered on the outlet. Some games will receive both a text and video review, while other games will just receive a text review. If there is a video review to accompany the text, it will always be embedded in the review here on the website in the actual review itself. Our goal is to have at least two new reviews hitting the outlet on a weekly basis, but this may not always be possible due to time constraints. Just know that in-depth reviews are our number one priority here at Level Down Games!
News – The gaming industry is an ever changing beast, and one of our goals here at Level Down Games is to eventually grow to the point where we have a dedicated News Editor on staff to cover everything that happens on a daily basis. As of right now, we cover weekly news in our Max Level Podcast every Monday, which you can find out more on below!
Opinion Articles – There was a time when Bryan had the available schedule space to sit down and write out opinion pieces and articles once or twice a week. Due to the amount of review coverage we are now providing on the outlet with no new additions to the staff, opinion articles are currently on hiatus. Fear not! They will return once we have the appropriate numbers to sustain the content.
Max Level Podcast – The Max Level Podcast can best be summarized as two individuals with access to near-100% of new release games every week sitting down to talk in depth about the latest games hitting store shelves, while still providing news updates and a main discussion each episode. Every Monday, Bryan and Frank do their best to keep you entertained while expressing their love of gaming. The audio version is available on Podcast Services at 9:00am EST, and the video version is available on YouTube and our Website at 12:00pm EST.
BGMania Podcast – Every Wednesday, Bryan and Frank do one of their favorite things of all time… listen to video game music! BGMania is an exploration of the music found within our favorite games, presented in a wide variety of different ways. We have themed episodes, eclectic mixes, composer deep dives, and so much more. Plus, facts about the games and composers we are talking about, personal stories, and a TON of comedy. If you like video game music, you have definitely found your new favorite podcast. Trust us. This is an audio only podcast, and is available at 9:00am EST on Podcast Services and our Website.
Revisiting the Classics Podcast – Every Friday, Frank takes a trip back to the past to tell us fond childhood memories and stories of his favorite retro games. Bryan is there to interject, ask questions, and provide additional commentary, but this is mostly about Frank and his personal stories revolving around these games. This is a Mini-Podcast, with episode lengths being less than 20 minutes. The audio version is available on Podcast Services and our Website at 9:00am EST, and the video version is available on YouTube at 12:00pm EST.
Gorgeous Lads of Wrestling Predictions – Taking place on the Thursday before a major WWE or NJPW wrestling event, Bryan, Frank, and Mannion will offer a brief discussion on the upcoming show and give their predictions on what they think is going to happen. The audio version will be available on Podcast Services at 9:00am EST whenever there’s an episode, and the video version will be available on YouTube at 12:00pm EST whenever there’s an episode.
Reaction Videos – As often as possible, Bryan (and sometimes Frank!) will react to the latest gaming trailers and theatrical movie trailers on a day to day basis. Our aim is to have at least one new Reaction Video Monday through Friday, but obviously this cannot always be the case due to how and when trailers are released. So we will do our best to have at least one new Reaction Video daily, but please be aware that some days may have zero depending on circumstance. We always will have Reaction Videos to the latest gaming press conferences, Nintendo Directs, and major events that happen within our industry.
Top 10’s / Ranking Videos – Taking place as often as we have the time to produce, our official Top 10 Videos and Ranking Videos are making a return! If you have suggestions for what you’d like to see us cover under this topic, reach out to us through the contact form!
LDG Plays – Whenever there’s a new release game we feel would make a good gameplay series for our YouTube Channel (typically narrative heavy games/choose-your-own-adventure style), we will produce what we call LDG Plays. This is our version of a Let’s Play. These will happen at random times due to the release schedule of video games and our our physical commitments.
Unboxing Videos – This type of content is still on hiatus here at Level Down Games, but we are working on something to bring this back in the near future. We’d like to have at least one new unboxing video per month, potentially two. Keep an eye out for more news on this front coming soon!