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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

48: WarioWare - Danielle Radford (Everything's A Game)

10/15/2018
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We all love a good video game, but how about hundreds of games in one? Keith and Jesse join Danielle Radford to talk about the WarioWare games, because sometimes we all want a little bit of crazy.

Duration:01:00:22

47: WWF Smackdown - Hal Lublin (We're Men In Tights)

10/8/2018
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Get ready for some tights, some trash talk, and some foldable chairs because Keith and Jesse are sitting down with Hal Lublin to talk about the original WWF Smackdown game, and why wrestling is wonderful.

Duration:01:11:02

46: Fortnite - Dan Cummins (Just Dance)

10/2/2018
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Keith and Jesse sit down with Dan Cummins to talk about the biggest game in the world - Fortnite. Will they dive deep into the history of the game, or simply hide in a basement while the storm closes in around them?

Duration:01:18:45

45: Dark Souls - Open Mike Eagle (You Downloaded)

9/25/2018
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Is it an easy game? No. Is it a frustrating game? Absolutely. Is it a fun game? Somehow, yes. Keith and Jesse dive into the challenging and rewarding world of Dark Souls with Open Mike Eagle. Spoiler Alert - they die a ton of times.

Duration:01:04:32

44: Old School Games - J. Keith Van Straaten (The Golden Age)

9/18/2018
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There was once a time where you didn't just need a physical copy of a game to play it, but you actually needed to go to a huge room and spend quarter after quarter to beat a level. And you know what? It was wonderful. Keith and Jesse sit down with J. Keith Van Straaten to talk about Atari, arcades, and all things old-school gaming.

Duration:01:05:50

43: Blades Of Steel - Megan Rice & Wendi Starling (Young Whippersnappers)

9/11/2018
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Ever wanted to hear Keith be unable to talk about the sport he loves even though the game in question is a hockey game? Well you're in luck. Keith and Jesse sit down with Jammerz hosts Megan Rice and Wendi Starling to talk about Blades Of Steel. But somehow no hockey.

Duration:01:05:21

42: Braid - Jeremy Bent (You Know Nothing Jon Blow)

9/4/2018
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Keith and Jesse are joined by Mission To Zyxx's Jeremy Bent to talk about the indie hit Braid. No shooting, no big budget, no large studio - just a thoughtful, great puzzle game created by somebody with a great idea.

Duration:01:20:21

41: Live From ATX (Phil Rosenthal & Graham Yost)

8/28/2018
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Keith and Jesse are back with a live episode from the ATX Television Festival. This time they're sitting down with Graham Yost (Speed/Sneaky Pete) and Phil Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond/Somebody Feed Phil) to talk about a few of their favorite games of all time.

Duration:01:05:43

40: Firewatch - Jesse Thorn (Exploring Emotions)

8/21/2018
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Get your 'Intro To Psych' textbooks ready because Keith and Jesse are sitting down with Jesse Thorn to discuss the complex emotional journey of the indie game Firewatch. Towerwatch? Not Overwatch, right? No, yeah. Firewatch. It's definitely Firewatch.

Duration:01:23:38

39: Haunted House - Alie Ward (The Juggling Goth)

8/14/2018
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What's the scariest thing you can imagine? Okay, now picture something way less scary. That's what this episode is about. Keith and Jesse sit down with Ologies host Alie Ward to talk about her first video game love - Haunted House for the Atari.

Duration:01:13:10

38: Portal - Alison Haislip (The Episode Is A Lie)

8/6/2018
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Grab your weightedcompanion cube because it's time to have fun with physics. Keith and Jesse sit down with 'Attack Of The Show!' star Alison Haslip to talk about why Portal is both terrifying and funny. So enjoy the episode and also a series of possibly dangerous tests that may or may not result in your untimely insineration. And then there will be cake.

Duration:01:08:48

37: Diddy Kong Racing - Dani Fernandez (Flying Under The Radar)

7/31/2018
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When you think of famous N64 cartoonish racing games, what's the first game that comes to mind? Mario Kart. Okay, so what about the second game that comes to mind? Keith and Jesse sit down with Nerdificent's Dani Fernandez to talk about Diddy Kong Racing, and why this less celebrated game is none-the-less great.

Duration:01:04:20

36: Bioshock Infinite - Brett Boham and Alex Ramsey (Live At ATX)

7/22/2018
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New Player Has Joined is back with their first epeisode recorded in the heart of downtown Austin during the ATX festival. Keith and Jesse sit down with the founders of Foreverdog, Brett Boham and Alex Ramsey, to talk about their love for Bioshock Infinite. Also wizards, sky cities, and all the other best things in life.

Duration:01:26:04

35: Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble - Bowen Yang (Living On The Edge)

7/16/2018
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When most people imagine gaming they picture a couch, a TV, and a controller. But some games are best enjoyed from the backseat of our parents' sedan on long, long road trips. Keith and Jesse sit down with comedian Bowen Yang to discuss his love of Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, and his nostalgia for the golden age of Game Boy.

Duration:01:09:04

34: Fable 2 - Allie Goertz (Just Be Yourself)

7/10/2018
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Lots of games let you play as a hero and lots of games let you play as a villain, but some games let you explore the grey area between the two. Keith and Jesse sit down with Allie Goertz to talk about Fable 2 and all the ways you can be your best and worst self in the world of gaming.

Duration:01:12:40

33: Yoshi's Island, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and Halo 2 - 8-Bit Jazz Heroes (The First Music Episode)

7/3/2018
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Music plays a large role in creating memorable video games, so it seems only natural that New Player Has Joined would find some great musicians to talk to about both mediums. Keith and Jesse sit down with the members of 8-Bit Jazz Heroes to discuss their favorite games of all time, and to listen to some classic video game music covered in a 1960's cool jazz style.

Duration:01:49:40

32: Grim Fandango - Chelsea Davison (Don't Fear The Reaper)

6/26/2018
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Most videos games involve death in one way or another, but few try to present it as entertaining and whimsical. Keith and Jesse sit down with comedian Chelsea Davison to talk about the LucasArts classic Grim Fandango - a game where everything is dead and also very funny.

Duration:01:07:27

31: E3 Extravaganza (2018)

6/18/2018
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E3 has come and gone, and that means it's time to sit down and reflect on the huge collection of announcements and trailers the gaming world has just witnessed. Join Keith and Jesse as they break down a ton of news and reveals from the week, and oh my god are there so many games. Like, all the games. Like, almost too many games.

Duration:01:56:08

30: Need For Speed: No Limits - Marlena Rodriguez (Blueprint For Success)

6/12/2018
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Forget about the PC versus consoles debate - New Player Has Joined is jumping back into the world of mobile gaming. Keith and Jesse sit down with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Marlena Rodriguez to talk about speed, and how sometimes you just need it.

Duration:01:10:12

29: Secret of Mana - Josh Ball (First Loves)

6/5/2018
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Keith and Jesse sit down with Josh Ball of Loot Crate to talk about one of the most beloved RPGs of all time, Secret of Mana. If you're an RPG fan, you've probably played this SNES gem. But if you're not an RPG fan, you're still going to want to hear about Josh chasing his cousin around while wielding a controller like a medieval mace. It's a fun one.

Duration:01:19:29