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The podcast where we talk about how we'd rather be playing games Join Josh, Elliot, and Stevo every two weeks as they work through their endless backlogs three classic games at a time.

The podcast where we talk about how we'd rather be playing games Join Josh, Elliot, and Stevo every two weeks as they work through their endless backlogs three classic games at a time.
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United States

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The podcast where we talk about how we'd rather be playing games Join Josh, Elliot, and Stevo every two weeks as they work through their endless backlogs three classic games at a time.

Twitter:

@rbpcast

Language:

English

Contact:

815-669-0436


Episodes

Rather Be Playing 19: Final Fantasy DOO-DOO

2/6/2018
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After the last couple of episodes being loaded with all these games being played left and right and up and down, we’re calming things down a bit this week. We’re slowing our roll and taking a more measured approach to these fine delicacies we call the 2017 game lineup. Don’t get us wrong, we did… The post Rather Be Playing 19: Final Fantasy DOO-DOO appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:00:55:27

Rather Be Playing 18: What Remains of Metal Gear

1/23/2018
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We are hitting the ground running with our #NoNewGames2018 resolution. All told, the three of us finished five different games! And we played many more, and we’re not even done with January here! We’ve got some overlap in these games, so there’s plenty to talk about. Not the least of which is the game all… The post Rather Be Playing 18: What Remains of Metal Gear appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:47:33

Rather Be Playing 17: Loopholes

1/16/2018
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It’s a new year with new games and new resolutions. And those resolutions for us are to… not play any of those new games? What? Why? Don’t we host a podcast about playing video games? Won’t avoiding new games rob us of our content? Not at all! Well, we hope not. We’ve thought this one… The post Rather Be Playing 17: Loopholes appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:06:28

Rather Be Playing: 2017 Game of the Year

1/8/2018
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It’s finally here: the 2017 Game of the Year as decided by your Rather Be Playing hosts! First off, we owe you all a round of drinks for coming in so late with this. We meant to put it up two weeks ago, but life happened and now it’s been nearly a month since the… The post Rather Be Playing: 2017 Game of the Year appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:37:07

Rather Be Playing 16: Proud Mode

12/12/2017
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In our penultimate episode of the year, I must say we’ve somehow come up with our best episode yet. It’s a little on the long side, but we cover a wide breadth of gaming goodness. For one, the 4th Annual Game Awards just took place this past weekend and we have many thoughts on it.… The post Rather Be Playing 16: Proud Mode appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:34:39

Rather Be Playing 15: Feedback Loop

11/28/2017
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Hope everyone had a delightful Thanksgiving! We recorded this before the holiday and kept forgetting that, so mind the time warps! While we all did quite a bit of playing, this week the conversation focuses on the news of late, specifically loot crates. With the tumultuous release of Star Wars Battlefront II now behind us,… The post Rather Be Playing 15: Feedback Loop appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:14:55

Rather Be Playing 14: Chase That High

11/14/2017
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It’s Fall and that means the days are shorter and the video games don’t stop coming out. We’re drowning in them this week, but only one has managed to capture all our hearts. We’ve all finished Super Mario Odyssey instead of playing our backlog games! In fact we’re still playing it instead of our backlog… The post Rather Be Playing 14: Chase That High appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:09:19

Rather Be Playing 13: You’re Going to Die Here with Mike from PN2M

10/31/2017
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Happy Halloween! It’s that time of year again when we all hunker down, dim the lights, and play the crap out of the scariest games in our backlogs, right? Or is everyone playing Super Mario Odyssey? To help us out this week, Mike from the Pod Nerdy 2 Me podcast joins the cast! He’s here… The post Rather Be Playing 13: You’re Going to Die Here with Mike from PN2M appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:23:12

Rather Be Playing 12: Flick Your Ball On

10/17/2017
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We all got our Super NES Classics and we can’t stop playing them. Hopefully everyone who wanted one got one too because it’s a really great piece of kit. We’re all bouncing around trying many games, and entirely unable to stay focused on any one. But despite all of our backlogs suddenly taking on a… The post Rather Be Playing 12: Flick Your Ball On appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:37:22

Rather Be Playing 11: Toilet Games with Eric Variz

10/3/2017
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Rather Be Playing welcomes its very first guest to the podcast! Eric Variz joins us from the Same Team Y’all podcast to talk with us about what he would rather be playing (spoiler: it’s Destiny 2). We also go into graphic detail about gaming during parenthood and finding time for our favorite hobby when there… The post Rather Be Playing 11: Toilet Games with Eric Variz appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:08:46

Rather Be Playing 10: Rabid Mario

9/19/2017
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Welcome to our milestone 10th episode! What an exciting time! And how did we kick off the celebration? By reading a book! Wait, what? That’s right, Jason Schreier’s Blood, Sweat, and Pixels hit bookshelves recently, and we have a lot of (good) things to say about it. We also had a million backlog games to play… The post Rather Be Playing 10: Rabid Mario appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:07:32

Rather Be Playing 9: The PAX Album

9/5/2017
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We went to PAX West in Seattle and crushed it! What a surreal time! Still buzzing from the excitement after our last day of activities, we went immediately home, opened many beers, and recorded a fresh podcast. This was Rather Be Playing’s very first episode recorded with all three hosts in the same room and… The post Rather Be Playing 9: The PAX Album appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:43:24

Rather Be Playing 8: Swear Jar

8/22/2017
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We are getting ready for PAX! Next week Rather Be Playing will be recording from beautiful Seattle, Washington, as we attend our first convention as a world-famous podcast. So this week we need to get official RBP t-shirts, funded by our wonderful swear jar, and maybe pack some clothes. In the meantime, we have been… The post Rather Be Playing 8: Swear Jar appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:00:57:00

Rather Be Playing 7: Poor Lonely Dead Elliot

8/8/2017
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It’s multiplayer madness this week with a little-known title called PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Let us know if you’ve heard of it. In it, Elliot dies quickly and without hesitation while Josh and Stevo actually try to get things done. It’s a great way to keep the impending Super NES Classic preorder day of doom off our… The post Rather Be Playing 7: Poor Lonely Dead Elliot appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:07:22

Rather Be Playing 6: Self-Inflicted Wounds

7/25/2017
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We’re back to our regularly scheduled timezones! Everyone’s home from their epic journeys, and we all dust off our controllers after many weeks away. Actually, only Josh hasn’t touched a game in that long because this week he’s the only one of us not to finish his roulette game. WTF man?! The only thing Josh… The post Rather Be Playing 6: Self-Inflicted Wounds appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:21:48

Rather Be Playing 5: What We Would Rather Be Playing

7/11/2017
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We’re coming at you from the past this week (not unlike Final Fantasy XII’s recent remaster release)! This episode was recorded and banked a month ago to cover us while we went on our various excursions around the world last week. So we tweaked the format a little to keep us from sounding like idiots… The post Rather Be Playing 5: What We Would Rather Be Playing appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:07:51

Rather Be Playing 4: Big Box of Fun

6/27/2017
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We all played the same game! We deconstruct Firewatch with a deep spoilery discussion. Since it’s a relatively recent game, we moved it to the last part of the episode to make spoilers easily avoidable. Not to spoiler the spoiler warning, but we all liked it! So much so that we would like to have… The post Rather Be Playing 4: Big Box of Fun appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:28:09

Rather Be Playing: E3 Special

6/20/2017
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E3 has come and gone and left us all with tastes in our mouths. Some bitter, some oh-so-sweet. We had a ton of fun watching each of the conferences and reading about the games on the show floor. The future looks bright (even though our podcast is firmly rooted in the past)! Join us as… The post Rather Be Playing: E3 Special appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:02:15:36

Rather Be Playing 3: Don’t Stop Believin’

6/13/2017
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It’s a Journey kind of show this week. E3 is happening now! But that doesn’t mean we don’t have anything to cover this week. We’re only just getting started, so sit down and strap in for The Last of Us, Chrono Trigger, Doom, and more. I should also add that some of our best jokes… The post Rather Be Playing 3: Don’t Stop Believin’ appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:14:00

Rather Be Playing 2: A Little Bit of Schadenfreude

5/30/2017
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Look at that, we made it to our second episode! They say if you can do that as a podcast, you’ll make it big. Right? Yeah, that sounds right to me. Time to celebrate with more backlog blasting! It’s been a productive two weeks hacking away at our backlogs… Or has it? This episode, Stevo’s… The post Rather Be Playing 2: A Little Bit of Schadenfreude appeared first on Rather Be Playing.

Duration:01:16:31