Parasyte: The Grey and The Question of Being Human

A new K-Drama just arrived on Netflix and it is for all of you Sci-Fi and Body Horror lovers. Let’s review Parasyte: The Grey from the director of Train to Busan.
by Art of Lily KApril 11, 2024

Princess Peach: Showtime! Review – Peach Takes Centre Stage

After so long, Princess Peach finally has another turn in the spotlight with Princess Peach: Showtime! for the Nintendo Switch. Thomas Richards shares his thoughts on this Peach-led adventure.
by Thomas RichardsApril 10, 2024

Why Aurra Sing Needs to Return to Star Wars

Aurra Sing has been missing for far too long in the Star Wars universe. It’s time for her to make her triumphant return! Join us as we discuss why now is the right time to bring back the beloved character, and besmirch the reputation of Tobias Beckett!
by Iain McParlandApril 8, 2024
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Streaming, The Australian Media Landscape & Games at PAX Aus 2023- Couch Soup Interviews Back Pocket

Rohan managed to wrangle Steph and Pete from Back Pocket for an interview talking all things streaming, the Aussie media landscape, and some fund games at PAX Aus 2023.
by Rohan ElliottMarch 20, 2024
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The Best Board Games for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, which means a lot of time with friends and family. So, why not play some new board games with them? Join Thomas Richards as he tells you about some fun board games you can play this holiday season.
by Thomas RichardsDecember 17, 2023

PAX Aus 2023: Nintendo’s Return, Tabletop Adventures, and a Brush with Back Pocket!

Missed out on PAX Aus 2023 or wondering what it was like to attend? Join Rohand and Thomas as they break down PAX Aus 2023 from the eyes of a first-timer and a grizzled veteran.
by Rohan ElliottNovember 19, 2023

Top 6 Christmas Gifts For Gamers

It’s never easy to buy Christmas gifts for gamers, especially if gaming is a foreign concept to you. If you’re tirelessly searching for a gift with no luck, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will help you to find at least one gift you can be sure every gamer wants.
by Drew LewisNovember 15, 2023

The Best Digital Download Games That You Can Play This Year

Gaming has taken a whole new level now as it becomes available to the masses with digital downloads. You can look to play on your phone with games like Pokemon Go, tablet, or game consoles and enjoy gameplay on or offline and it is a lot of fun.
by Drew LewisNovember 5, 2023

A Tiny Sticker Tale Review: Where Stickers Hold the Power to a Heartfelt Story

Looking for something different? Something super wholesome? Look no further than A Tiny Sticker Tale! Here is our review of this adorable little indie title available right now!
by Nick McKayOctober 7, 2023

Why You Shouldn’t Sleep on Sea of Stars in a Year Full of Excellent RPGs

Sea of Stars has been released in a challenging release window, with RPGs like Baldur’s Gate 3, Starfield and Tears of the Kingdom all releasing this year. Iain is here with his review of Sabotage Studio’s new game. Spoilers: he freaking loved it!
by Iain McParlandOctober 3, 2023

Avatar The Last Airbender: Quest for Balance- We Deserved Better

Ready for a new Avatar Game? Well, hold on to your cabbages before you hop on your flying bison to play this game until you hear what we have to say.
by Dan MorrisSeptember 28, 2023

PAX Aus 2023 is Shaping up to be the Best Yet, With More Exhibitors Announced!

Another wave of exhibitors has been announced, and we’re excited. Join Thomas and Rohan as they break down and highlight their favorite new additions to PAX Aus 2023.
by Thomas RichardsSeptember 22, 2023

Armored Core 6 for Newbs – First Boss Guide

Ready to rage quit Armored Core 6 before finishing the first level? Well we got you covered with our tips for toppling that flying titan in From Software's new mech action game
by Dan MorrisAugust 28, 2023

The Best Indie Games Coming to PAX Aus 2023

The PAX Aus 2023 Indie Showcase winners have been announced, and they’re amazing. Join Thomas and Rohan as they go over their favourite games from this incredible selection.
by Thomas RichardsAugust 17, 2023
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Why Aurra Sing Needs to Return to Star Wars

Aurra Sing has been missing for far too long in the Star Wars universe. It’s time for her to make her triumphant return! Join us as we discuss why now is the right time to bring back the beloved character, and besmirch the reputation of Tobias Beckett!
by Iain McParlandApril 8, 2024

TRANSFORMERS ONE: WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THE ORIGIN STORY OF THE CENTURY?

Transformers One releases September 2024, and no one is talking about it! An outraged Liza tells you EXACTLY why you should be hyped out of your mind for this addition to an already incredible franchise. It's time to pick a team. Optimus Prime or Megatron? Come September, Cybertron hangs in the balance, and she won't be caught slacking.
by Lizabeth PhoenixApril 5, 2024

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Left Me Feeling Cold

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the latest entry in the Ghostbusters franchise, has arrived. But is it a heartwarming adventure that capitalizes on Ghostbusters: Afterlife, or does it fall into the trap of so many other IPs, relying on cheap references and nostalgia?
by Iain McParlandApril 4, 2024

Three Korean Thrillers You MUST Watch

We already looked at some of the greatest K-Dramas you should check out, but now I am back talking about movies. On top of that: Thrillers. I can promise you all: You won’t be disappointed. Let me introduce you to some of the best Korean movies you MUST see.
by Art of Lily KApril 3, 2024

Wrestlemania Week: 3 GOOD Acting Performances and 3 BAD ones by Wrestlers in Superhero Media

It’s Wrestlemania 40! It’s a week where superstars become superheroes. It’s not the first time for some of the guys performing this weekend. Here are three good and three bad acting performances by wrestlers in Superhero TV and movies.
by Iain McParlandApril 2, 2024
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Parasyte: The Grey and The Question of Being Human

A new K-Drama just arrived on Netflix and it is for all of you Sci-Fi and Body Horror lovers. Let’s review Parasyte: The Grey from the director of Train to Busan.
by Art of Lily KApril 11, 2024

The Fate of Barriss Offee: Tales of the Empire is Telling Secrets

Tales of the Jedi has been replaced by Tales of the Empire. The recently released trailer tells the tales of Barriss Offee, Morgan Elsbeth, and the new Galactic Empire. Why is this important? Why should we be excited to watch? We dive into the trailer and talk about the importance of the series, which releases on May 4, 2024.
by Tim BeisiegelApril 9, 2024

Why Aurra Sing Needs to Return to Star Wars

Aurra Sing has been missing for far too long in the Star Wars universe. It’s time for her to make her triumphant return! Join us as we discuss why now is the right time to bring back the beloved character, and besmirch the reputation of Tobias Beckett!
by Iain McParlandApril 8, 2024

X-Men 97 Roars Back: Why Fans Can’t Get Enough Sugah!

Were you a fan of the original X-Men Animated series, which ran until 1997? If so, X-Men 97 is here to continue the story we once loved. Let's dive into what makes this new version of the show so good and why you should watch it if you haven't already.
by Tim BeisiegelApril 7, 2024

TRANSFORMERS ONE: WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THE ORIGIN STORY OF THE CENTURY?

Transformers One releases September 2024, and no one is talking about it! An outraged Liza tells you EXACTLY why you should be hyped out of your mind for this addition to an already incredible franchise. It's time to pick a team. Optimus Prime or Megatron? Come September, Cybertron hangs in the balance, and she won't be caught slacking.
by Lizabeth PhoenixApril 5, 2024

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Left Me Feeling Cold

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the latest entry in the Ghostbusters franchise, has arrived. But is it a heartwarming adventure that capitalizes on Ghostbusters: Afterlife, or does it fall into the trap of so many other IPs, relying on cheap references and nostalgia?
by Iain McParlandApril 4, 2024

Three Korean Thrillers You MUST Watch

We already looked at some of the greatest K-Dramas you should check out, but now I am back talking about movies. On top of that: Thrillers. I can promise you all: You won’t be disappointed. Let me introduce you to some of the best Korean movies you MUST see.
by Art of Lily KApril 3, 2024

Wrestlemania Week: 3 GOOD Acting Performances and 3 BAD ones by Wrestlers in Superhero Media

It’s Wrestlemania 40! It’s a week where superstars become superheroes. It’s not the first time for some of the guys performing this weekend. Here are three good and three bad acting performances by wrestlers in Superhero TV and movies.
by Iain McParlandApril 2, 2024

Crunchyroll Adds Even More Excitement to the Spring Anime Season

With the 2024 Spring Anime Season nearly here, Crunchyroll is rolling out some last-minute surprises! Join Thomas Richards as he fills you in on the latest news from Crunchyroll.
by Thomas RichardsMarch 30, 2024

The Profound Influence of Scooby Doo on Who We Are Today

Scooby Doo has been a major figure in popular culture since the 1960s, but does it get enough credit? This author’s whole life has been influenced by the habitually spooked Great Dane.
by Iain McParlandMarch 29, 2024
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The Profound Influence of Scooby Doo on Who We Are Today

Scooby Doo has been a major figure in popular culture since the 1960s, but does it get enough credit? This author’s whole life has been influenced by the habitually spooked Great Dane.
by Iain McParlandMarch 29, 2024

A Fan Reaction to the End of the Rooster Teeth Era

Stef reflects on Rooster Teeth closing its doors and the fandom, content, and community that meant so much to her.
by Stef WatsonMarch 9, 2024

Why Boomers and Gen Z’ers Have it Easy

Do you remember a time before the interwebs? You're old! Do you only know a time with the interwebs? You're too young!! Do you know both? Then you are right where you need to be. Take this journey with the rest of us in-betweeners so you know how much harder we have it than you!
by Michelle HolstineJanuary 7, 2024

Fortnite’s Booty Battle Royale: Fans Demand Respect for Solid Snake’s Backside!

Metal Gear Solid's own Solid Snake is landing in Fortnite this season but Epic Games forgot to make him dummy thicc, this needs to be fixed ASAP.
by Jake BrownDecember 12, 2023

A Film Guide to Understanding Your GenX Coworkers

Do you have a GenX coworker that you just can’t figure out? Charlotte gives us a list of films that might explain some traits or behaviors of your GenX coworker(s).
by Charlotte MerrittAugust 19, 2023
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Parasyte: The Grey and The Question of Being Human

A new K-Drama just arrived on Netflix and it is for all of you Sci-Fi and Body Horror lovers. Let’s review Parasyte: The Grey from the director of Train to Busan.
by Art of Lily KApril 11, 2024

Princess Peach: Showtime! Review – Peach Takes Centre Stage

After so long, Princess Peach finally has another turn in the spotlight with Princess Peach: Showtime! for the Nintendo Switch. Thomas Richards shares his thoughts on this Peach-led adventure.
by Thomas RichardsApril 10, 2024

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Left Me Feeling Cold

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, the latest entry in the Ghostbusters franchise, has arrived. But is it a heartwarming adventure that capitalizes on Ghostbusters: Afterlife, or does it fall into the trap of so many other IPs, relying on cheap references and nostalgia?
by Iain McParlandApril 4, 2024

Late Night with the Devil: The Scary Art of Producing Content

Late Night with the Devil, the new indie horror flick on the block is causing a storm. Does it deserve the praise it’s been getting from critics? And how about that pesky AI controversy? Join Iain as he breaks it all down in this review!
by Iain McParlandMarch 26, 2024

Imaginary: Imaginary Friends, Creepy Kids and Unfulfilled Potential

Did you have an imaginary friend? Well, I do hope it was a better companion than Chauncey, the new “friend” of Alice from the new film from Blumhouse, Imaginary. We review the film, which will never let you look at a stuffed animal the same way again!
by Iain McParlandMarch 23, 2024

Go Mecha Ball Review – Unleashing Your Inner Pinball Wizard

Whale Peak Games’ Go Mecha Ball is a roguelike game with tight mechanics and a satisfying gameplay loop. Read our review to find out if this title is for you!
by Tyler GrahamMarch 22, 2024

Lisa Frankenstein: A Fun Film with a Marketing Problem

Lisa Frankenstein is the new horror-comedy on the block. Except it isn’t. This movie has been a victim of expectation versus reality. Let us tell you why this is still a fun film that is worth your time!
by Iain McParlandMarch 16, 2024

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth: In-Depth Review

Ben has always loved the Yakuza/Like a Dragon series, and the newest installment might just be the best yet! Let's go in-depth on Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth!
by Ben HazellMarch 15, 2024

Princesses, Dragons, and Missed Opportunities: Inside the Cave of Damsel’s Disappointment!

Netflix’s new original movie is here. Damsel, played by Millie Bobby Brown promised to be a fantasy epic but fell head first due to some missed opportunities, bad writing, and underwhelming action.
by Art of Lily KMarch 14, 2024

Ultros: A Psychedelic Horticultural Adventure

Are you ready for the first Gardenvania in existence? Ultros is here, and it’s a psychedelic horticultural adventure. Join us for our review of this unique experience created from the mind of El Huervo!
by Iain McParlandMarch 10, 2024
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The Best Board Games for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, which means a lot of time with friends and family. So, why not play some new board games with them? Join Thomas Richards as he tells you about some fun board games you can play this holiday season.
by Thomas RichardsDecember 17, 2023

PAX Aus 2023: Nintendo’s Return, Tabletop Adventures, and a Brush with Back Pocket!

Missed out on PAX Aus 2023 or wondering what it was like to attend? Join Rohand and Thomas as they break down PAX Aus 2023 from the eyes of a first-timer and a grizzled veteran.
by Rohan ElliottNovember 19, 2023

Top 6 Christmas Gifts For Gamers

It’s never easy to buy Christmas gifts for gamers, especially if gaming is a foreign concept to you. If you’re tirelessly searching for a gift with no luck, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will help you to find at least one gift you can be sure every gamer wants.
by Drew LewisNovember 15, 2023

The Best Digital Download Games That You Can Play This Year

Gaming has taken a whole new level now as it becomes available to the masses with digital downloads. You can look to play on your phone with games like Pokemon Go, tablet, or game consoles and enjoy gameplay on or offline and it is a lot of fun.
by Drew LewisNovember 5, 2023

A Tiny Sticker Tale Review: Where Stickers Hold the Power to a Heartfelt Story

Looking for something different? Something super wholesome? Look no further than A Tiny Sticker Tale! Here is our review of this adorable little indie title available right now!
by Nick McKayOctober 7, 2023
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Glorious Burden – Season 2 Breakdown | Watching Now: Loki

Loki Season 2 has officially ended with the episode “Glorious Purpose”, and what a wild ride it was! Join Couch Soup contributors Lily K, Thomas Richards, Erika Aundawyn, and Iain McParland for a Watching Now special, discussing the series’ ups and downs. Did the Loki series end satisfyingly or did it leave us gasping for more? What did they think of series newcomers? How about that character development: undercooked or jusssstttt right? And what does it all mean for the overarching MCU?
by Drew LewisNovember 14, 2023

Avatar The Last Airbender & Ghostbusters Frozen Empire Trailer Reaction – TRAILER TALK

Trailers we are reacting to: Avatar The Last Airbender - Showrunner Albert Kim and starring Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley, Tamlyn Tomita. Ghostbusters Frozen Empire- Directed by Gil Kenan and starring Starring Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace. Let's watch - react - discuss. This is Trailer Talk.
by Drew LewisNovember 14, 2023

Spider-Man 2 Final Preview | Screen Smash (Members Only)

The Screen Smash crew takes a look at everything we know about the upcoming Marvel's Spider-Man 2 with lots of speculations, predictions, and a few wild theories to boot
by Dan MorrisOctober 17, 2023

Niche Games W/ Alex McCumbers | Screen Smash

Lies of P is a great difficult game for casuals, and we talk niche games with guest Alex McCumbers.
by Dan MorrisSeptember 28, 2023

The Best Movie-Based Games | Screen Smash

Movie games are usually not great, but all is not lost. We are here to give you our picks for which games are the crème of the crop when it comes to movie license tie-ins. See if you agree with our picks or if we missed any you think should make the cut!
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To Starfield and Beyond – Deep and Hard Special | Screen Smash

Starfield has been in the wilds for over a week now. Should you play it? Listen to our deep discussion and ratings to find out!
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Tekken to the Street W/ Keith Mitchell | Screen Smash

Keith from Outerhaven.net joins the Smash crew to talk about Armored Core 6 and the hotly anticipated Tekken 8!
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Another week, another episode of Ahsoka. Episode 4 has dropped, and we don't know what to think about it. This episode was filled with fights, reveals, and an unexpected cameo; it was a rollercoaster of emotions. Some of us even got a little bit too stressed out, which may have caused some issues. Join us as we breakdown everything that happened in this installment of the Ahsoka Chronicles.
by Drew LewisSeptember 6, 2023

The Killer & The Book of Clarence Trailer Reaction & Discussion – TRAILER TALK

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The Gang is back to talk about the games they played or didn’t play over the holiday break. Then get into all the whip cracking games from the recent Xbox Developer Direct ’24 #indianajonesandthegreatcircle #SenuassagaHellblade2 #Avowed Catch every Audio Podcast everywhere you listen Thursday. Catch the show Live on Twitch every Monday night at 6 […]
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Loki Season 2 has officially ended with the episode “Glorious Purpose”, and what a wild ride it was! Join Couch Soup contributors Lily K, Thomas Richards, Erika Aundawyn, and Iain McParland for a Watching Now special, discussing the series’ ups and downs. Did the Loki series end satisfyingly or did it leave us gasping for more? What did they think of series newcomers? How about that character development: undercooked or jusssstttt right? And what does it all mean for the overarching MCU?
by Drew LewisNovember 14, 2023

Avatar The Last Airbender & Ghostbusters Frozen Empire Trailer Reaction – TRAILER TALK

Trailers we are reacting to: Avatar The Last Airbender - Showrunner Albert Kim and starring Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley, Tamlyn Tomita. Ghostbusters Frozen Empire- Directed by Gil Kenan and starring Starring Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace. Let's watch - react - discuss. This is Trailer Talk.
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Video game adaptations are cursed! Well, maybe not, but it feels like most of the time, they suck. Let’s dive right into the “why” and get to the bottom of this.
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The Profound Influence of Scooby Doo on Who We Are Today

Scooby Doo has been a major figure in popular culture since the 1960s, but does it get enough credit? This author’s whole life has been influenced by the habitually spooked Great Dane.
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