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A "One-Hit Polykill" is a trope in video games where the playable character can eliminate multiple enemies with a single shot. Well Jake and Travis hope to do just that with their extensive gaming backlogs. Listen as they discuss classic, current, independent, and early access games they are playing, in hopes of putting a dent in the pile of shame that haunts them daily.

A "One-Hit Polykill" is a trope in video games where the playable character can eliminate multiple enemies with a single shot. Well Jake and Travis hope to do just that with their extensive gaming backlogs. Listen as they discuss classic, current, independent, and early access games they are playing, in hopes of putting a dent in the pile of shame that haunts them daily.
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A "One-Hit Polykill" is a trope in video games where the playable character can eliminate multiple enemies with a single shot. Well Jake and Travis hope to do just that with their extensive gaming backlogs. Listen as they discuss classic, current, independent, and early access games they are playing, in hopes of putting a dent in the pile of shame that haunts them daily.

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Episodes

Episode 58: Magfest and 2018 Resolutions

1/14/2018
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After the long ass episode where Jake and Trav went through all of the best games they played in 2017, Polykill returns with something completely original. I'm kidding this isn't original at all. It's New Year's Resolutions, quaint. Anyway, listen to this thing because it ain't bad really. Also Trav gabs about Magfest.....nerd.

Duration: 01:06:25


Episode 57: Hindsight is 2017

1/1/2018
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It's finally here: the year-end episode to end us all. Jake and Trav cover their favorite games played in 2017, some released this year, and others that they finally got around to playing. From platformers, to action, to adventure, listen for opinions and choices on what the standouts were this year. Listen and share!

Duration: 01:42:13


OffKillter 13: Close Calls!

12/27/2017
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Near misses and close calls are the topic of discussion on this off-topic show where Jake and Trav share listener stories and some of their own. Car crashes, failing brakes, armed assailants and more for one of the wildest episodes of the show yet! Buckle up!

Duration: 01:09:33


Episode 56: Modern RPGs

12/18/2017
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This time around on the podcast, Jake and Trav dive into some modern role-playing games that they have enjoyed, and have yet to play. As usual the fellas go over the games that they have added to and escorted from their backlogs.

Duration: 01:15:07


Episode 55: PolyKill and Listen

12/4/2017
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This time around the podcast welcomes fellow gamer and podcaster, JD from Play And Listen! In typical PolyKill fashion all Jake, Trav, and JD go through the games they have cleared and added to their backlog. The notes are sabotaged to great heights, and the discussion centers around how JD came to start his very own show!

Duration: 01:32:52


OffKillter 12: Pet Peeves

11/26/2017
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Fair warning, you may have some habits that Jake and Trav dislike, and they may go on and on about it in this episode. That's because this entire hour is devoted to pet peeves. From bad driving habits to the way people consume their food, let's have a gear-grinding good time.

Duration: 00:57:57


Episode 54: The Golden Age of Beat'em Ups

11/20/2017
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The 54th episode of the show is here! Some sizable movements in the backlog are announced, including some hardware! The discussion turns back the clock to the 80's and 90's when brawlers and beat'em ups were all the (Streets of) rage.

Duration: 01:25:21


Episode 53: Chico and the Man

11/6/2017
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The fifty-third episode of the podcast is all about the classic sitcom Chico and the Man! Just kidding, the topic is sports games, and Jake and Trav try to explain why they no longer play them, and what it would take to play them again. Updates to the backlog are here as usual, and Jake finally nails down his long play.

Duration: 01:15:18


OffKillter 11: Spooky Stories

10/30/2017
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It's that time of year when all the skeletons in the closet are now yard decorations. Jake and Trav are back, and this time with all sorts of spooky tales from listeners and their own personal experiences. Ghosts? Maybe. Vampires? Who can say. Sit down and strap in for this special Halloween episode!

Duration: 01:15:13


Episode 52: The War Is Cancelled, Go Home

10/22/2017
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Episode 52 is here, and Jake and Trav bring you up to speed on their backlogs, completed games, and pickups. Jake discusses the EA's closing of Visceral, and the new Switch software update. The discussion takes a turn into classic gaming cinema, as the guys discuss the 90's classic Street Fighter.

Duration: 01:19:38


Collect Call 2.5: Alex, Becoming SNESDrunk

10/16/2017
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In the final episode of Collect Call's second season, Travis interviews Alex, the voice behind the hit retro review YouTube channel SNESDrunk. Alex describes his channel and how it's taken shape over the years. Games he'll review soon and some he might revisit are all unveiled in the episode! If you have shelves of video games or are looking for some new-old stuff to play, SNESDrunk has you covered.

Duration: 00:59:40


Episode 51: Snap Into a Sim, Jim

10/9/2017
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Do you like managing virtual worlds, or driving a truck across Europe? How about growing crops, or keeping dangerous inmates behind bars? Episode 51 discusses all the genre of simulation games, with Jake and Trav praising their favorites and what makes sim games just so darn fun. More games are knocked off and onto the backlog as Jake keeps buying games for the Switch.

Duration: 01:16:05


OffKillter 10: Encounters With Nature

10/1/2017
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The tenth episode of the off-topic series from PolyKill is here! This time around, Jake and Travis share stories about their run-ins with nature, including bears, spiders, snakes, and more! Listener submissions are also shared, so be sure to check it out!

Duration: 01:22:21


Episode 50: Polykillin' It Live

9/24/2017
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The podcast has reached a milestone episode, and to celebrate, Jake and Trav streamed the episode live! All the normal segments are here, and a big shakeup in Jake's console lineup get's announced. Trav announces a smorgasbord of games that left his pile of shame, and listener questions are the topic of discuush!

Duration: 01:14:14


Collect Call 2.4: Rick, GameValueNow Creator

9/24/2017
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Trav recaps the first three episodes of this season as well as mention his few pickups over the last few weeks. He's then joined by Rick, the founder and creator of the useful video game pricing tool GameValueNow.Com. Rick sheds some light on how the site operates and what to look forward to.

Duration: 01:12:18


Episode 49: Adventurous

9/10/2017
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Jake and Trav are back with more updates on the games that they have completed, added, and keeping tabs on. The discussion focuses on adventure games, from text adventures through The Walking Dead by TellTale, they cover a wide array of styles. A special announcement about episode 50 is included!

Duration: 01:26:13


OffKillter 9: First Jobs

9/4/2017
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It's time for a new off-topic podcast from the hosts of Polykill. This time around, Jake and Trav relate tales of employment, and relate a few from listeners as well! Fast food, retail, QA and more!

Duration: 00:59:11


Episode 48: Yeargasm 2

8/28/2017
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For the second anniversary of the podcast, Jake and Travis reminisce about the past year of the podcast. Favorite moments, personal stories and more. Of course, the usual segments are still in tact, with a very special rendition of "The Long Play."

Duration: 01:34:40


Collect Call 2.3: Dean, More Than Just Games

8/21/2017
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In this episode, Trav recaps his interviews with Beni and Randy from season one and describes his great manual pickup. The Collect Call features Dean, aka Round2Gaming, of the Cartridge Club. Dean collects video games as well as a "few" other gaming related items and shines light on a gaming related hobby not many know about.

Duration: 01:00:31


Episode 47: Genre Dive - Shooters

8/13/2017
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The 47th episode of the podcast gets you caught up on the number of games that Jake and Travis have moved into or out of their backlogs. The Hot Jakes cover the three of the more intriguing news items in the gaming world, and first and third-person shooters are the topic of discush!

Duration: 01:23:46

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