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. 17: The Amazing Race

Spring has come to Goron Village, we earn the powder keg badge, win some races, and pursue some bumblefuckery. ❗First Encounter contains adult themes such as violence, sexual content, and adult language. Listener discretion is advised. Want the…

Majora’s Mask Ep. 16: A Cold Day in Hell

Our 100% perfect Snowhead Temple run continues, and thankfully, concludes. I stand victorious, a champion among the  ̶s̶a̶v̶e̶d̶  fairies. Remains in hand, I saunter out of the cleared temple, Haney’s mouth agape in admiration….

Majora’s Mask Ep. 15: Snow Way Home

We finally penetrate Snowhead Temple to begin dungeoning and it goes about as well as you’d expect. Chris absolutely crushes it and Haney is very impressed. ❗First Encounter contains adult themes such as violence, sexual content, and adult language….

Majora’s Mask Ep. 14: STFU Sweet Prince

We head back to Goronville and finally locate the chief, learn a new song, put the populace to sleep with our drum beats, and open the path to Snowhead Temple. We also begin our month long break, but we’ll be back in your ears soon enough! ❗First…

Majora’s Mask Ep. 13: Kafei Unmasked

Our plans for Majora’s Mask are rerouted after our save file decides to turn back time. The hunt for the missing Kafei continues, this time with results. ❗First Encounter contains adult themes such as violence, sexual content, and adult language….

Majora’s Mask Ep. 12: Grave Mistakes

After our only plan is derailed, we head to the snowy north where everyone is upset and nipples abound. ❗First Encounter contains adult themes such as violence, sexual content, and adult language. Listener discretion is advised. Want the journey to…

Majora’s Mask Ep. 11: The Case of the Lost Kafei

Detective Chris pulls on his deerstalker cap and begins sleuthing for the missing groom. ❗First Encounter contains adult themes such as violence, sexual content, and adult language. Listener discretion is advised. Want the journey to continue? Grab…

Majora’s Mask Ep. 10: A Fool and His Rupees

Fresh from the victory of Woodfall Temple, we head back to Clock Town where Chris makes some poor financial decisions. ❗First Encounter contains adult themes such as violence, sexual content, and adult language. Listener discretion is advised. Want…

Majora’s Mask Ep. 9: Swamp Temple Tantrums

Chris dominates the swamp temple and rescues a Deku princess without needing that stupid map. ❗First Encounter contains adult themes such as violence, sexual content, and adult language. Listener discretion is advised. Want the journey to…