First Encounter

First Encounter is a video game podcast in which best friends Haney and Chris take turns introducing one another to beloved video games that shaped their childhood. One host plays through the chosen game for the first time while the other records their genuine reactions to the story, characters, and world.

If you miss the magic of playing through your favorite video game for the first time, and want to help bring that experience to others, please support the show on the First Encounter Patreon page! You’ll get bonus goodies for caring. <3

Hosted ByChris LaForce & Haney Hamdy

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Support First Encounter

We put a great amount of love, time, and effort into producing first encounter, and your support makes all the difference! The most important thing you can do to help is spread the word, and introduce at least one other friend to the show. If you want to take it even a step further, rating us on podcast platforms will help tremendously!

If you want to go the extra mile and truly help First Encounter grow and evolve (and enjoy some sweet bonus content along the way) you can support on us Patreon! By pledging a certain amount of money each month, you can receive cut content/blooper episodes, director commentaries, early episode releases, bonus series, and more! All the money donated through Patreon helps keep the lights on so we can continue bringing you that good good content. Become a member!

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All Episodes

Majora’s Mask Ep. 31: The Water Temple

We can no longer delay the inevitable and I say if you’re gonna do it, do it right, so we knock out the water temple in record time. ❗First Encounter contains adult themes such as violence, sexual content, and adult language. Listener…

Majora’s Mask Ep. 30: Dry Bones and Wet Beavers

We revisit Ikana Graveyard in order to beat up a giant skeleton and inherit their undead army. We also run into some racing beavers. ❗First Encounter contains adult themes such as violence, sexual content, and adult language. Listener discretion is…

Majora’s Mask Ep. 29: The Dog Whisperer

I don’t have a sword, but we’re still able to chat up some athletic dogs, get kidnapped by a giant turtle, and run into some exploding Gorons. ❗First Encounter contains adult themes such as violence, sexual content, and adult language. Listener…

Patreon Bonus | Advent Children Pt. 1: Boys in Leather

Part 1 of our Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children coverage for Patreon. To listen to part 2 and 3, as well as our current miniseries, On the Way to a Smile, support us at  <3 ❗First Encounter contains adult themes such as violence, sexual...

Majora’s Mask Ep. 28: Rock Sirloin With a Side of Frog Legs

We continue our adventures by grabbing a slimy new hat, take yet another trip back to Snowhead. and steal someone’s room key. ❗First Encounter contains adult themes such as violence, sexual content, and adult language. Listener discretion is…

Majora’s Mask Ep. 27: Is It Wrong to Pick Up Bottles in Another Shop?

Today we play some duck hunt in Clock Town, but we also check out the swamp, the swamp, and the swamp. Hmm. ❗First Encounter contains adult themes such as violence, sexual content, and adult language. Listener discretion is advised. Want the journey…

Chris’s “Apology” and Wholesome Games Stream Tomorrow

Sorry that First Encounter was put on the backburner for the past week, but now that our submission for the Indie Game Dev Beginner’s jam is finished, it’s back to work! In the meantime, while you bemoan the lack of First Encounter this week, think…

Sidequest 2: Haney’s Glory Pt. 2

Haney’s Quest for Glory adventure continues as we discover the numerous ways you can die as an unprepared hero. ❗First Encounter contains adult themes such as violence, sexual content, and adult language. Listener discretion is advised. Want the…

Majora’s Mask Ep. 26: Christopher’s Web

You may have heard the old adage “Kill two spiders with one Link”, and I think you see where this is going. Today we evict some eight-legged tenants and clean up the spider house (and do some other stuff as well). ❗First Encounter contains adult…