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Episode 138 - Kylo Ren, Use Thunderbolt!

In this episode, Brian Barnett and Joshua Mobley get into the Star War which broke out this year, touch on the potentially overlooked Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown, and much more! Enjoy! Rejected Episode Titles: Sweet Freaking Poncho Ancient Religions and Hokey Blasters Kylo Ren, Do Thunderbolt! “That’s About All I Have To Say About All The Stuff I Have To Say About” Whatever You Are, Be A Good One The Community of Freeloaders The Soothing Sounds of The Platformers...


Episode 137 - Achievement Unlocked: Fatherhood! (feat. GameSpot's Joshua Mobley)

In this episode, Brian Barnett and Joshua Mobley talk about the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx, Sparklite, Dark Devotion, Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist, and Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, and Brian opens up about what it’s like to be a new father. Enjoy! Rejected Episode Titles: Kind Of Revolutionary Disappointed, No Matter What In This Economy Topics: Fatherhood - 0:37 Half-Life: Alyx - 5:15 Legends of Runeterra / Star Wars Living Card Game - 16:05 Sparklite - 24:46 Star Wars: Jedi Fallen...


Episode 136 - There Was Rice In There (feat. GameSpot's Joshua Mobley)

In this episode, Brian Barnett and Joshua Mobley talk about Catherine: Full Body, Code Vein, drinking excessively to keep the dark thoughts at bay, and other light topics. Enjoy! Rejected Episode Titles: Excuse Me, Mr. Daniels A Handle Of Jack Effortlessly Brilliant I Have Nothing To Doodie Pho King Hundreds of Poohs Topics: Destiny 2: Shadowkeep - 3:30 Catherine: Full Body - 9:57 Creature In The Well, Super Mario Maker 2 - 30:17 Vambrace: Cold Soul - 32:13 Standby - 43:29 Code Vein - 48:13...


Episode 135 - I Get Knocked Down (feat. GameSpot's Joshua Mobley

In this episode, Brian Barnett and Joshua Mobley talk about Gears of War 5, Creature in the Well, Catherine: Full Body, and Borderlands 3 as Brian tries his best to hold back coughs from his trip to Vancouver. Rejected Episode Titles: None this week, sorry! Topics: Gears 5 - 0:23 Creature In The Well - 46:45 Catherine: Full Body - 1:02:28 Creature In The Well (Continued) - 1:09:53 Borderlands 3 - 1:12:51 Tags: #Entertainment #Podcast #VideoGames #Gears5 #Borderlands3 #CreatureInTheWell...


Episode 134 - The Cat Came Back The Very Next Day (feat. GameSpot’s Joshua Mobley)

In this episode, Brian Barnett is joined by Joshua Mobley and the pair dig deep into Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Blazing Chrome, Vambrace: Cold Soul, and much more! Enjoy! Rejected Episode Titles: None this time, sorry! Topics: Fire Emblem: Three Houses - 0:30 Underlords, Magic, and Destiny: Shadowkeep - 25:47 Paladins and Overwatch - 37:48 Diablo III - 47:23 Blazing Chrome - 49:21 Vambrace: Cold Soul, Darkest Dungeon, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and storytelling in mechanics - 55:00...


Episode 133 - I Don't Know Why I Like This (feat. GameSpot's Joshua Mobley)

In this episode, Brian Barnett is joined by Joshua Mobley and the pair talk about Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Disneyland, Void Bastards, demos, and more. Rejected Episode Titles: It’s Not Just Confirmation Bias Julyteenth What Happens At The End Of Titanic? Metrosekirols Josh’s Vampire Express Nobody Expects The Inquisition Topics: The Titanic - 0:18 E3 - 4:19 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - 6:31 Disneyland - 6:59 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 - 11:10 Bloodstained & Castlevania -...


Episode 132 - Drunk Texting Valve (feat. GameSpot’s Lily Zaldivar)

In this episode, Brian Barnett is joined by Joshua Mobley and Lily Zaldivar (GameSpot) and the trio talk about Brian’s continued journey through The Simpsons. They also talk about Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Monster Hunter: World VS Dauntless, Josh’s obsession with card games, and the newly-revealed handheld gaming device; PlayDate. Rejected Episode Titles: Hot Take: The Simpsons Is Good Wreaking Havoc On The Monster Community Life Is A Roguelike I’m In The Game Already Let's Make A PlayDate...


Episode 131 - Seems Like A Rogue-lite, But I Haven't Died Yet

In this episode, Brian Barnett and Joshua Mobley talk about SteamWorld Quest, Magic: The Gathering - Arena, Borderlands 3, Mortal Kombat 11, and much more. Enjoy the show! Rejected Episode Titles: Hanging Out In The Krypt It’s In The Computer “You F*&$ed Me!” “A Lot Of People Are Like Jesus Christ” “Kevin Doesn’t Care About The Army” You Guys Know What Stories Are Topics: Reigns: Game of Thrones - 2:19 Golf Peaks - 8:01 Horizon Chase Turbo - 10:49 Hob: The Definitive Edition - 15:35...


Episode 130 - Shazam! Spoilercast & The State of Superhero Films (feat. Joshua Mobley)

In this episode, Brian Barnett and Joshua Mobley talk about the recent DC superhero film, Shazam! The episode begins with a spoiler-free impressions segment, and ends with a full spoiler-filled discussion and commentary on the current state of superhero films as a genre. Enjoy! Rejected Episode Titles: Shazzum! Josh, the Shafan Kazoozles Topics: SPOILER FREE DISCUSSION Shazam (Obviously) Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam Wonder Woman Green Lantern SPOILER DISCUSSION - 28:16 ScreenX...


Episode 129 - Flat San Francisco

In this episode, Brian Barnett and Joshua Mobley talk about Star Wars Celebration, BATTLLOON, The Simpsons, Jedi: Fallen Order, and much more. Enjoy! Rejected Episode Titles: This Tube Of Farts Too Much Work, And Dumb A Six-Hour Chest Kondo Ren Darth Maul Talks To Rocks #ILoveButts Topics: “The Windy City” Star Wars Celebration - 06:10 Galaxy’s Edge Jedi: Fallen Order - 11:09 The Mandalorian - 13:48 Marvel Unlimited Star Wars novels The Simpsons - 29:41 Vader Immortal - 41:40 eShop Explore...


Episode 128 - A Wet $20 (feat. Josh Mobley)

In this episode, Brian Barnett and Joshua Mobley talk about video game burnout, Jedi Fallen Order, new and upcoming Switch indie games, upcoming coverage, Star Wars Celebration, and much more. Enjoy! Rejected Episode Titles: Jedi Gonk Droid “Cool Boy” Plo Koon Haircut Bros. We Perform A Little Bit Bigger Topics: Jedi Fallen Order - 0:50 Getting Burned Out On Video Games - 5:50 Brian’s Next eShop Explore Feature - 8:00 Odallus: The Dark Call - 8:34 The Red Strings Club - 9:21 The World Next...


Episode 127 - Google Stevia (feat. Joshua Mobley)

In this episode, Brian Barnett and Joshua Mobley talk about the Google Stadia announcement, dive deep into The Division 2, and detail the recent Nintendo Nindies Showcase. Enjoy! Rejected Episode Titles: Google Stevia Sleeping Dragons Resting On Your Laurels Señor Warframe Division 2 Has Excellent Brain Drug That Wizard Came From The Butt! Gok2 Warning: You Are 120 Hours Into Anthem The Eight-Fingered Man This Is The Moon Landing Topics: Google Stadia (Correction: It wasn’t Tom Marks or Dan...


Episode 126 - Captain Marvel Review & Spoilercast (feat. Audrey Barnett)

In this episode, Brian and special guest Audrey Barnett talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Captain Marvel. We begin with a spoiler-free discussion, which includes our thoughts on the film and how we feel it compares to some other recent Marvel films, then we crack it wide open in a spoiler-filled discussion. Enjoy!


Episode 125 - Budget Vader & the Popsicle Monks (feat. Joshua Mobley)

This week Brian Barnett and Joshua Mobley touch briefly on recent Pokemon and Overwatch news, a developer AMA controversy, and dive deep into lengthy discussions on Anthem and Kingdom Hearts 3. Rejected Episode Titles: You Freaking Div Budget Vader Tuna Pancakes The Story Is Like A Cat Grass Monkey Yoda: A Goblin With A Laser Sword Enjoy The Velveeta Popsicle Monks Brian, The Lich Riku: The Vegeta of Kingdom Hearts Topics: Anthem Star Wars: Battlefront II - 40:28 More Anthem Talk! Dark Souls...


Episode 124 - The Reverse Kondo (feat. Joshua Mobley)

This week Brian Barnett and Josh Mobley talk about dead stores, Apex Legends, the private beta for The Division 2, our early jobs, and a whole lot more. Enjoy! Rejected Episode Titles: The Iron Dark Zone Smooth Yoda Ping Is The Future The Swiss Army Knife Of Buttons Those Who Poop Gold Half Video Game, Half Stanford Prison Experiment Pulling A Steve Jobs The Crowncast Topics: The Division 2 Private Beta Apex Legends - 34:41 Respawn & Supergiant Games Hades Amazing Game Reveals - 1:00:28 Eve...


Episode 123 - None Of Our Periods Are Capitalized (feat. Joshua Mobley)

This week Brian Barnett and Josh Mobley talk about Resident Evil 2, Wargroove, Marie Kondo, strange YouTube comments, and so much more. Enjoy! Rejected Episode Titles: Jill Sandwich & The Master of Unlocking All Of Our Listeners Will Like This Podcast To Heaven Nesticle: The Icon Was Balls The F***ing Weather Don’t Let Your Eyeballs Freeze Stay Frosty, But Not THAT Frosty Topics: Resident Evil 2 (Remake) - 0:42 EA Star Wars games Next-gen Consoles Resident Evil 4 Horror games Baldur’s Gate:...


Episode 122 - Stop And Smell The Greedo (feat. Rebecca June Lane)

This week Brian Barnett and Rebecca June Lane talk about microtransactions, Star Wars game news, and some of the most beautiful and incredible games you’ll ever play. Enjoy! Rejected Episode Titles: Serious Spider Ickiness (But Not Really) Star Wars: The Game: The Cancellation Not-So-Hollow Knight All The Alliteration Topics: Arachnid Horrors Couch Co-op Games Rocket League World of Warcraft - 16:14 Mobile Games Star Wars game cancellation - 24:37 Chasm Hollow Knight - 38:40 Gris - 48:00...


Episode 121 - I Love Being On Podcasters (feat. Andrew Wolf)

This week Brian Barnett and Andrew Wolf talk about the Sam Raimi Spider-Man suit fiasco, some of our holiday traditions, and some of the biggest omissions from our Game of the Year episode (we’re looking at you, Hades)! Have a few happy holidays, and enjoy the podcast! Rejected Episode Titles: Charm Bomb The Metroid Prime King Is Dead, Long Live The Super Metroid King You Catch More Flies With Honey Below MSRP Eyeballs Deep “Too Much Water” If You Are Listening, You Are All Fantastic Topics:...


Episode 120 - The Best Games of 2018 (feat. Andrew Wolf)

This week Brian Barnett, Joshua Mobley, and Andrew Wolf talk about the absolute best games of 2018. Each host gives their top recommendations, their honorable mentions, and then vote to determine The Platformers’ 2018 Game of the Year. Rejected Episode Titles: #Shook Andrew Wolf News Flash: Smashing Feels Good You Get Smashed, You Smash, Then You Smash Topics: Every Major Release of 2018 - 4:38 Andrew Wolf’s Favorite Games of 2018 - 14:49 Brian Barnett’s Favorite Games of 2018 - 20:50 Gris -...


Episode 119 - I Wanna Roll Need On That Booty (feat. Rebecca June Lane)

This week Brian and Josh are joined by the delightful Rebecca June Lane, and the trio talk about open world games, campaign length, having sex with all the Dragon Age characters, overpowered spiders, Red Dead Online, Treasure Stack, Chasm, childhood arcades, some of our first gaming memories, and so much more. Enjoy the show! Rejected Episode Titles: Drive That Bus Into The Ocean Everyone Should Read This Video Game Speaking Of Going Deep… The Return of Slightly Bigger Luke Luke Prime Who...