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The Mash Those Buttons Show

The Mash Those Buttons Show aims to deliver entertaining and informative discussion on the latest in games, community, and culture. We talk the latest news, give our impressions of recent and upcoming game releases, as well as deep dive into relevant topics in today’s games.

Executive Producer
Jarret Redding
Jarret Redding
Associate Producer
Cory Treadway


Jarret Redding

Jarret is Executive Director as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He plays all types of games, but tends to lean more toward FPS, Stealth, and Combat games.

Nick Zielenkievicz

Host of WoW! Talk! and The Tauren & The Goblin. Sometimes known as the Video Games Public Defender. Wants to play more Destiny and Marvel Heroes but WoW is all-consuming. Decent F2P Hearthstone player. Sad that he lost the Wii that had Wrecking Crew on it. Would be happy if the only game ever made was M.U.L.E. Gragtharr on Skywall-US. Garresque on Ravencrest-US.

More Episodes

#35: Farewell, PogChamp Emote!
January 8th, 2021

The PogChamp face is removed from twitch, Nintendo laughs in Microsoft's face, and Cary, NC faces a purchase of Epic proportions!

#34: Favorite Games of 2020
January 2nd, 2021

Jarret, Nick, and Kurabara talk about their favorite games of 2020. The Last of Us 2! Hades! Final Fantasy VII Remake! Cyberpunk 2077! What games got the love this year?

#33: Cyberpunked
December 18th, 2020

Jarret's been playing Cyberpunk 2077 on pc while Sony delists the game. Also, EA buys Codemasters, Riot is making an MMO, and Walmart employees make getting a PS5 harder than it already is.

#32: Cyberpunk 2077 and the Game Awards
December 11th, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 may have missed eligibility for the Game Awards, but they can both be together on this week's show. Also, will Psycho Mantis know Oscar Isaac's imdb?

#30: Gambling That Your PS5 Won't Brick
November 20th, 2020

Kurabara's got a PS5 and luckily hasn't done one of the many things to brick it. Ubisoft Montreal got swatted, Stakester is Gambling, and 007 is coming back!

#27: Cyberpunk Delays, EA Pays, and Netflix Plays
November 3rd, 2020

Cyberpunk is delayed and the Game Awards will not be the same. EA pays a hefty loot box fine. Anthem's update is detailed. Phil Spencer has plans for Game Pass. Netflix wants Assassin's Creed.

#22: Happy 35th Anniversary, Mario!
September 7th, 2020

Super Mario 35th Anniversary, Epic vs Apple, Fortnite's Marvel crossover, and the Biden campaign's Animal Crossing crossover.

Astral Chain Impressions [MTBS Bonus]
October 15th, 2019

September was packed with games, but we managed to take the time to check out Astral Chain. Platinum Games is known for their combat games, but Astral Chain is looking to give you than and a bit more. Does it work out? Jaa, Mikey, and Kurabara discuss.

Gears 5 [MTBS Bonus]
October 1st, 2019

Jaa, Mikey, and Kurabara give their thoughts on the latest Gears of War. This GoW has the biggest changes since the series inception, but is it enough to keep players engaged?

Borderlands 3 Impressions [MTBS Bonus]
September 22nd, 2019

Jaa, Mikey, and Kurabara have spent the last week and change playing Borderlands 3 and are now ready to talk about it. You might have heard nothing has changed. That might be true.... if you don't include the shooting mechanics, vehicle customization, combat flow, level design, and a bunch of other quality of life changes. Enjoy!

Control [MTBS Bonus]
September 7th, 2019

September is packed full of games, but August managed to slide in a major release right before the end of the month. Jaa and Mikey get together to talk about their experiences in Remedy's paranormal thriller: Control.