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Two experienced competitive Super Smash Bros. players analyze and break down the unspoken psychological framework of the competitive scene.

Two experienced competitive Super Smash Bros. players analyze and break down the unspoken psychological framework of the competitive scene.
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United States

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Two experienced competitive Super Smash Bros. players analyze and break down the unspoken psychological framework of the competitive scene.

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English


Episodes

4-2: Elite Entertainment ft. The Phenomenal EE

9/12/2019
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This week, AV and Peon are joined by none other than the Phenomenal EE, famed Super Smash Bros. caster known for his enthralling performances on the mic. The BTM duo uncovers EE's thoughts about his own commentary style, the state of esports, and the path he took to the top.

Duration:01:14:44

4-1: Banjo-Kazooie, Terry Bogard, and a Nintendo Direct!

9/5/2019
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In the Season 4 opener, AV and Peon are blessed with a content-filled Nintendo Direct, a brand new patch, and a new addition to the roster! The BTM boys unpack the release of Banjo and react to the reveal of the latest character in development, Terry Bogard!

Duration:01:07:41

3-17: Community Appreciation

8/22/2019
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In the Season 3 finale, AV and Peon recall some of their favorite experiences in the Smash community, talk about what brings us all together, and play back some wholesome stories from listeners like you.

Duration:00:52:54

3-16: Character Crisis 2

8/12/2019
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In the inevitable sequel to Peon's character dilemma, AV starts to question his loyalty to Donkey Kong. On this episode, Peon talks AV through his quest to find a notable replacement or companion to the king of the jungle.

Duration:01:06:18

3-15: The Hero's Journey

8/5/2019
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On this week's episode, the BTM squad analyzes Hero, the brand new Smash Ultimate DLC character! The two go over their initial thoughts of the character, his general viability, and whether or not he's a healthy addition to the competitive metagame.

Duration:01:22:52

3-14: A Rookie's Guidebook ft. N64Josh & Nightcrawlr

7/26/2019
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AV and Peon catch up with their fellow podcast creators, N64Josh and Nightcrawlr, hosts of the Smash Bros Cast. In a wonderful fireside chat, the BTM co-hosts find out what Josh and Crawlr have been doing lately, their reasons for ending the show, and their best tips for improving as a new player.

Duration:01:29:17

3-13: Community in Crisis

7/18/2019
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With recent events displaying unbecoming behavior from members of the Smash community, AV and Peon stop to reflect on the values that they stand for, the true nature of the Smash community, and the things you can do to make the ecosystem a more positive place.

Duration:01:10:18

3-12: Why Play a Low Tier?

7/11/2019
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In an uncharacteristic change of heart, the BTM duo reconsiders the value behind playing low tier characters.

Duration:01:21:26

3-11: Smash's Rival ft. Dan Fornace

7/4/2019
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AV and Peon crossover between universes as they are joined by none other than Dan Fornace, creator of the indie platform fighter, Rivals of Aether. On the show, Dan paints the picture behind the inspiration for the game, why its characters are so vibrant, and why it's way more than Smash's younger brother.

Duration:01:25:46

3-10: The Hero, Banjo, and You

6/27/2019
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This week, AV and Peon react to the announcement of The Hero and Banjo-Kazooie. How will these characters distinguish themselves? Will these characters play to your strengths? What do these announcements say about the future of Smash character DLC?

Duration:01:25:29

3-9: Smash Ultimate Burnout

6/20/2019
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With AV and Peon's respective burnouts from parts of the Smash community, the two get down to business and figure out how to proactively combat this enduring issue.

Duration:01:09:25

3-8: The Loyal Scientist ft. Fatality

6/6/2019
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AV meets his match as the casting duo are joined by introspective master and Captain Falcon extraordinaire, Fatality! To learn more about how we can optimize our brain for success, we pick Fatality's brain on his self awareness, methodical practice routines, and dedication to the F-Zero hero.

Duration:01:11:12

3-7: Patch 3.1

5/31/2019
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This week, AV and Peon discuss the most recent balance patch in Smash Ultimate's development life cycle. Who are the biggest winners and losers? What does this say about the balance philosophy going forward?

Duration:01:08:46

3-6: Tilt

5/24/2019
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This week, our fearless duo talk about what tilt is, what causes it, and how we can address it to evolve into better versions of ourselves. However, when they get to talking about getting through tilt as a competitor, tensions arise as AV and Peon disagree on a pivotal talking point.

Duration:01:20:50

3-5: The Traveler

5/10/2019
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Join AV and Peon on their journey in breaking down the experience of traveling to other regions! Along the way, they highlight the pros and cons of competitive environments, the variety of regional subcultures, and the Prometheus principle. What's that?

Duration:01:15:43

3-4: Crossing the Plateau

5/3/2019
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As we move past the early days of Smash Ultimate, AV and Peon approach the concept of the dreaded plateau. In this episode, they talk about figuring out whether you're in one, learning how to move past them, and avoiding them in the future.

Duration:01:02:37

3-3: The "Low" Tier Hero ft. Maister

4/25/2019
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This week, we are joined by Maister, one of Mexico's best players and the best Game & Watch player in the world. He joins AV and Peon to talk about pushing the metagame of an unpopular character, staying positive through adversity, and proving to the world that tiers are meant to be broken.

Duration:01:08:43

3-2: Patch 3.0 and Joker

4/18/2019
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Nintendo pulls a fast one on AV and Peon, releasing the patch with almost no warning! In this episode, the duo goes over their first impressions of Joker, balance changes, new content, and the patch's overall implications for Smash Ultimate's future.

Duration:01:20:27

3-1: Smashing Tournament Nerves ft. PhD Louie

4/11/2019
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In the season 3 premiere, AV and Peon discuss mental health with PhD Louie, a veteran of the Smash scene and studied academic. Dr. Louie goes into depth about how to calm tournament nerves and offers many practical solutions to some of the most difficult parts of playing the game competitively.

Duration:01:21:33

2-15: The State of the Ultimate Address

3/29/2019
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In true finale fashion, AV and Peon take on addressing the Smash community about the developments in the first quarter of Smash Ultimate. Join them as they talk about how characters, players, and techniques have developed, in addition to some of the things they have been thinking about lately.

Duration:01:19:07