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Idle Thumbs casts its pod into your face with off-the-cuff, incisive, multiplatform video gaming discussion. No on-air schedules, no Skype.

Idle Thumbs casts its pod into your face with off-the-cuff, incisive, multiplatform video gaming discussion. No on-air schedules, no Skype.
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Idle Thumbs casts its pod into your face with off-the-cuff, incisive, multiplatform video gaming discussion. No on-air schedules, no Skype.

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English


Episodes

Idle Thumbs 315: Goty Over It With Idle Thumbs

1/5/2018
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The year finally over, you drag your tired, ragged husk into your desk chair, flick on your monitor and reach for your mouse, but your hand slips and falls to your side, sleep finally overtaking you. Two days later you wake up, rub the gunk out of your eyes, drink a half gallon of water, and feel alive for the first time you can really remember. "Let's leave the past in the past," you say aloud as you flick through your podcast library, "show me something new, I've had enough of 2017."...

Duration: 01:31:56


Idle Thumbs BONUS: Ruination Online December 2017

12/28/2017
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Enjoy this bonus episode drawn from the Idle Thumbs Patreon Ruination Online! Each month, we do a livestream where all topics have been posed by high-tier backers of our Patreon campaign: patreon.com/IdleThumbs. Due to popular demand, we're releasing the audio of that stream to the main podcast feed for easier listening. We'll be back with a regular episode of Idle Thumbs next week!

Duration: 01:02:06


Idle Thumbs 314: Super Mario Mumblecore

12/1/2017
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Four hours since leaving home, who knows how many 'til you get there, and only the idle putts of the outboard motor have broken the silence. Silence so thick it's suffocating, to the point that you don't know what will happen if you actually do say something. You almost did early on, but you saw it in its eyes: the nervous anticipation, the anxiety, the fear sweating out of that cartoon cap when it saw you open your mouth, and spared you both the embarrassment. But... Maybe it's not both...

Duration: 01:27:44


Idle Thumbs BONUS: Ruination Online November 2017

11/22/2017
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Enjoy this bonus episode drawn from the Idle Thumbs Patreon Ruination Online! Each month, we do a livestream where all topics have been posed by high-tier backers of our Patreon campaign: patreon.com/IdleThumbs. Due to popular demand, we're releasing the audio of that stream to the main podcast feed for easier listening. We'll be back with a regular episode of Idle Thumbs next week! Discussed: live episodes, our favorite things, Patreon postcards, San Francisco sightseeing, muting your...

Duration: 01:08:34


Idle Thumbs 313: Takeless Jake

11/1/2017
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This episode is an artifact of a simpler time. Buried in the ground for mere days, when you excavate it now, you barely understand what is discussed. "Why aren't they talking about the new Mario game for half this episode?" you wonder, your brain unable to see what is right before you. Eventually you settle in and enjoy what you have and are a better person for it, but only because you listen to the episode while playing Mario. Discussed: the past, Cuphead, Battlestar Galactica Deadlock,...

Duration: 01:08:43


Idle Thumbs BONUS: Ruination Online October 2017

10/19/2017
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Enjoy this bonus episode drawn from the Idle Thumbs Patreon Ruination Online! Each month, we do a livestream where all topics have been posed by high-tier backers of our Patreon campaign: patreon.com/IdleThumbs. Due to popular demand, we're releasing the audio of that stream to the main podcast feed for easier listening. We'll be back with a regular episode of Idle Thumbs the first week of November! Discussed: Curb Your Enthusiasm, what we're doing with our lives, our favorite robot...

Duration: 01:16:08


Idle Thumbs 312: Hashtag Nick Nod

10/7/2017
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It's like he can see you, the little face in the corner of your screen. Your cursor hovers over a unit you think looks cool - a little plastic orb car you bet you'd have fun riding around in if this wasn't a game - and he frowns. Correction: He looks you in the eye, and frowns. He sighs. "You're going to pick that? Really that one?" You roll your cursor over a few others and he holds his breath, clearly not wanting to say whatever he's thinking about your choices, because they're clearly...

Duration: 01:11:04


Idle Thumbs BONUS: Ruination Online September 2017

10/2/2017
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Enjoy this bonus episode drawn from the Idle Thumbs Patreon Ruination Online! Each month, we do a livestream where all topics have been posed by high-tier backers of our Patreon campaign: patreon.com/IdleThumbs. Due to popular demand, we're releasing the audio of that stream to the main podcast feed for easier listening. We'll be back with a regular episode of Idle Thumbs this very week! Discussed: virtual reality, augmented reality, being replaced by androids, traveling, candy, the Kit...

Duration: 01:09:20


Idle Thumbs 311: Tactical Gamer Chair

9/7/2017
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You sit down, strap yourself in, and wait for the feels. You turn a knob until the bass integrated into the back of the seat starts to thrum and buzz. "Ah, I can feel that for sure," you say aloud to no one. Your mouth turns down at the side, half a frown, as you look through your options. The hosts said they recorded this a while ago, but you think they might have been too kind. On the screen: A collection of lost games for an 8-bit console. A new video game system called the "Xbox One...

Duration: 01:21:23


Idle Thumbs BONUS: Ruination Online August 2017

8/31/2017
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Enjoy this bonus episode drawn from our Idle Thumbs Patreon Ruination Online! Each month, we do a livestream where all topics have been posed by high-tier backers of our Patreon campaign: patreon.com/IdleThumbs. Due to popular demand, we're releasing the audio of that stream to the main podcast feed for easier listening. We'll be back with a regular episode of Idle Thumbs next week! Discussed: Thumbs survival instincts, The WIZYs, Nintendo Horsebag, music composition, streaming, tiki...

Duration: 01:01:57


Idle Thumbs 310: They Came Through the Floor

8/3/2017
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They're out there. They're at the gates. You can hear their indistinct scrabbling and inhuman gobbering. scrabbling and It's a strange and hostile world—dinosaurs, self-replicating weird car homunculi, The Thing—but that's why you built your house out of stone, after all. There's nothing to worry about…is there? One of the voices pierces the night and, pressing your ear against the thick walls, you strain to hear. "Come out, you piece of shit!" Discussed: West of Loathing, ideal game...

Duration: 01:09:30


Idle Thumbs BONUS: Ruination Online July 2017

7/24/2017
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Enjoy this bonus episode drawn from our Idle Thumbs Patreon Ruination Online! Each month, we do a livestream where all topics have been posed by high-tier backers of our Patreon campaign: patreon.com/IdleThumbs. This month it's a lightning round: two minutes an answer for maximum efficiency. Due to popular demand, we're releasing the audio of that stream to the main podcast feed for easier listening. We'll be back with a regular episode of Idle Thumbs next week! Discussed: The future of...

Duration: 00:59:50


Idle Thumbs 309: "Terrible" Jason Voorhees

7/6/2017
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The game begins and this time, you are him. You look out through the holes in your mask, through the trees, and see the teens scattering across the camp. "They fear you," you think to yourself, gripping your iconic machete tighter, your extra senses already picking up their noise, their movements, their smell. "You are the only hunter in these woods and they fear you." A branch snaps behind you, and you whirl around. A small goblin-like man in a hat and overalls looks at you, bobbing...

Duration: 01:22:53


Idle Thumbs 308: Duplicans and Duplicants

6/2/2017
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There are only two kinds of people in the world, you tell yourself while looking out into the void of space, and well, maybe you'd rather be the other kind. The water ventilator broke down again, and no one's around to fix it. The whole base is going to flood with bile and fumes, and nobody cares. A guy teleported right into the middle of work the other day, just yelling at his wife or someone about a cup of water like she was there in the room, yelling about whether you could hear him,...

Duration: 01:12:33


Idle Thumbs 307: What Remains of Idle Thumbs

5/5/2017
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As the old saying goes, "When the Chris is away, Jake and Nick will play... the demo to Prey." "Specifically," the saying goes on, "the demo of the 2017 version of Prey, not the previous Prey or its demo, or the other two demos for unreleased Prey games." The saying is unpopular and fails to convey how good the Prey 2017 demo is. We're joined by James Spafford to talk about exploring creepy old houses, the experience of skiing down a hill with no one else around, and, yeah, some more...

Duration: 01:22:12


Idle Thumbs 306: Nick Breckons: 1, Mackle: More

4/6/2017
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"Now boarding all rows, all groups." Lemore was running late. Stepping up to the gate, he presented a creased boarding pass. The crisp sound of denial emanated from the machine. "I'm sorry, Mr. Macklemore, but this is telling me you've already boarded." Fist clenched, Lemore stared down the tunnel in disbelief. "It's Lemore," he said under his breath in a defeated tone. "Professor Mack Lemore." But it was no use. Once again, he'd been had. Discussed: Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Legend of...

Duration: 01:01:54


Idle Thumbs 305: Z to the Triple-T

3/30/2017
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All three Thumbs are still playing the new Zelda, and still having just as much of a blast. And some readers have a variety of Trespasser reactions to follow up Nick's recent playthrough. Plus: Jake gets confused about his own life. Discussed: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Trespasser

Duration: 01:01:15


Idle Thumbs 304: The Game Shack

3/24/2017
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It's a week of ambition, both realized and failed. All three hosts continue their journeys through The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but Nick Breckon goes the extra mile by slogging through the entirety of the oft-maligned Trespasser: The Lost World. There, he discovers moments of brilliance years ahead of their time, and also a lot of broken dinosaur animations. Discussed: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Trespasser: The Lost World - Jurassic Park

Duration: 01:07:21


Idle Thumbs 303: Great Play Dad

3/15/2017
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An old man sits in the dark, alone, waiting for a hero to arrive. The old man has lived a full life; he has seen things you wouldn't believe, but the world has changed around him, without him. "Were you able to get the files to download? I bought the game but nothing showed up," he says to no one in particular. "I was having a lot of trouble." He continues to wait for help. Discussed: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mac shareware, ResEdit, Nintendo Switch, Bloodborne,...

Duration: 01:07:35


Idle Thumbs BONUS: Ruination Online March 2017

3/14/2017
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Enjoy this bonus episode drawn from our Idle Thumbs Patreon Ruination Online! Each month, we do a livestream where all topics have been posed by high-tier backers of our Patreon campaign: patreon.com/IdleThumbs Due to popular demand, we're releasing the audio of that stream to the main podcast feed for easier listening. Discussed: The hype cycle, making movies, death robots, music listening habits, World of Warcraft and missing the boat, The Legend of Zelda series, Jake Rodkin, robot...

Duration: 01:29:17

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