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Explore the video games people love and why they love them. This mad-cap book club for video games digs into how games make you feel, how they draw you in, and how they reflect the world. Settle in for a mix of goofy quizzes, indie project spotlights, and some serious introspection as hosts Keith and Jesse chat with comedians, game developers, industry insiders, and some people you’d never guess are into video games.

Explore the video games people love and why they love them. This mad-cap book club for video games digs into how games make you feel, how they draw you in, and how they reflect the world. Settle in for a mix of goofy quizzes, indie project spotlights, and some serious introspection as hosts Keith and Jesse chat with comedians, game developers, industry insiders, and some people you’d never guess are into video games.
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Explore the video games people love and why they love them. This mad-cap book club for video games digs into how games make you feel, how they draw you in, and how they reflect the world. Settle in for a mix of goofy quizzes, indie project spotlights, and some serious introspection as hosts Keith and Jesse chat with comedians, game developers, industry insiders, and some people you’d never guess are into video games.

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English


Episodes

23 - Kingdom Hearts + Jared Bauer (When Worlds Collide)

4/24/2018
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Some pairings are obvious: peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, and a third good pairing. But what about Disney and Final Fantasy? Keith and Jesse sit down with Wisecrack co-founder Jared Bauer to talk about the wonder that is Kingdom Hearts, and why this game is so much better than it should be.

Duration:01:11:18

22 - Civilization V + Paul Gilmartin (Where Does The Time Go?)

4/17/2018
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If you've ever played Civilization then you know a few things are always true - you have to build those wonders, never trust Gandhi, and this game makes hours disappear. Keith and Jesse are going by the host of The Mental Illness Happy Hour, Paul Gilmartin, to talk about how time flies when you're taking over the world.

Duration:01:05:27

21 - Guitar Hero + Miles Gray (Now Here's The Thing About This Game...)

4/10/2018
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Sometimes video games are about more than just pointing a weapon and defeating an enemy. Daily Zeitgeist host Miles Gray joins Keith and Jesse in studio to talk about music, Guitar Hero, and to finally answer the age old question - what's chill?

Duration:01:09:23

20 - Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch + Love It/Hate It

4/3/2018
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Every game has pros and cons, but some are more polarizing than others. Keith and Jesse dive into the world of Ni No Kuni to try and figure out if they love this game or hate it.

Duration:00:58:53

19 - Mass Effect 2 + Kelly Nugent (Love To Game, Game To Love)

3/27/2018
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We all love games, but do we love characters? I mean really love them? Like, take them home to mom and dad love them? Keith and Jesse sit down with Kelly Nugent to get to the bottom of what makes game relationships work.

Duration:01:06:47

18 - Devil's Crush & Arcades In General + Joe DeRosa (Back To Basics)

3/20/2018
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Do you miss when video games were a little simpler? Joe DeRosa does, and he sits down with Kieth and Jesse to talk a little about Devil's Crush and a lot about how games are at their best when they're simple and fun.

Duration:01:11:13

17 - X-Men + Dan Murrell (Super Let Down)

3/13/2018
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Most kids grow up loving super heroes, but what about super hero video games? Keith and Jesse are joined by Dan Murrell who has a few critiques regarding Sega's X-Men game.

Duration:01:00:39

16 - Assassin's Creed + Shereen Younes (The Gaming World)

3/6/2018
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Keith and Jesse sit down with Shereen Younes to talk about her home nation of Syria, and how it feels to play Assassin's Creed when the game takes place in your historical backyard.

Duration:01:10:06

15 - Sonic The Hedgehog + Amanda Seales (The Gift Of Sega)

2/27/2018
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He's fast, he's blue, and he's Sega's answer to Mario. Keith & Jesse jump into the world of 'Sonic The Hedgehog' as Amanda Seales talks about her love for the speedy mascot.

Duration:01:09:44

14 - NCAA Football 07 + Isaiah Lester (It's 2028 Somewhere)

2/20/2018
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Are you more of a sports person or a video game person? Isaiah Lester sits down with Keith and Jesse to explain why you don't have to choose.

Duration:01:00:50

13 - The Last Of Us... ish + Ron Funches (Once Is Enough)

2/12/2018
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Keith and Jesse sit down with Ron Funches to talk about everybody's favorite emotionally devastating game, The Last Of Us. Oh, and there's also some talk about Super Mario Bros. III and touching butts.

Duration:01:09:39

12 - NBA Jam + Andrew Law ("Casual" Gaming)

2/6/2018
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Some games allow you to be a hero, others to be a villain, and one in particular to slam dunk a basketball with a 40 foot vertical. Keith and Jesse sit down with 'Silicon Valley' writer Andrew Law to talk about the joy that is playing NBA Jam.

Duration:01:07:23

11 - Kid Chameleon (The 90's In A Nutshell)

1/30/2018
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Keith and Jesse sit down for the second installment of their Before And After series, and this time they're diving into Kid Chameleon. What will they find? A whole lot of leather jackets.

Duration:01:06:01

10 - Mortal Kombat + Mari Takahashi (Macho Man Randy Scorpion)

1/23/2018
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Blood, gore, violence, sweatpants - Mortal Kombat has it all. Keith and Jesse sit down with Mari Takahashi as they explore the 90's game that terrified your parents.

Duration:01:06:53

Persona 3 + Kyle Clark (Friends In Strange Places)

1/16/2018
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Do video game characters count as friends? Keith and Jesse sit down with Kyle Clark to talk about making emotional connections with 1's and 0's in Persona 3.

Duration:01:03:56

Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare + Dan Van Kirk (This Title Is Already Too Long)

1/8/2018
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Keith and Jesse get all ghillied up with Dan Van Kirk to talk about keeping in touch with friends via Modern Warfare.

Duration:01:04:43

Pokemon Red + Shelby Fero (Stupid Sexy Pokemon)

1/1/2018
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Keith and Jesse sit down with comedian Shelby Fero as she looks back on her time playing Pokemon for Gameboy. Whether you chose Charmander, Squirtle, or Bulbasaur we can all agree - Magikarp sucks.

Duration:00:55:48

The Banner Saga + David Ebert (Walkthroughs vs. Newborns)

12/25/2017
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Are walkthroughs cheating, or just the preferred choice of prepared gamers? Keith and Jesse sit down with their old friend Dave Ebert as the three explore the harsh world of The Banner Saga and get to the bottom of how best to play strategy games.

Duration:00:55:47

Playstation and N64 (Keith & Jesse Gaming On Christmas)

12/19/2017
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Keith and Jesse take some time to look back on their favorite Christmas gaming memories. From an ill advised console wish to the ways games bring us closer with friends and family, this episode is all about holiday cheer (and how Ecco The Dolphin makes zero sense).

Duration:00:59:00

Super Mario 64 + Mike Drucker (The Joy Of Mario)

12/12/2017
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Mike Drucker discusses the pure joy that is Super Mario 64 as Keith and Jesse remember the feeling of video games moving into the 3D world.

Duration:01:02:53

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