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Weekly News, Views, Ideas and Opinions on Video Games by Lucas Wittingslow, James Kleehammer, Douglas Bright and Rhys Wittingslow.

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English


Episodes

123: Farewell - Game Of The Year

12/27/2015
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We countdownour top 4 games of the year in a roundtable discussion from four to one. So as not to spoil the episode we won't post our picks here until a little while later. Rhys is moving away and he will be surely missed. He is off to start his own game career making them and we wish him the best of luck. The podcast is taking a break for a while to get a revamp and work out some technical issues. We hope to see you back in the new year and we hope to all still be talking about the things...

Duration: 01:04:15


122: Fall Frontal - Star Wars Battlefront, Fallout 4

12/15/2015
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We get into the two biggest games of the year (as hyped by advertising), Fallout 4 and Star Wars: Battlefront. Zach joins us for the first time to be thrown into the conversation where he barely makes it through by winging it. Lucas and Rhys talk about their own Fallout adventures.

Duration: 00:46:53


116: Three Minutes In A Day

9/4/2015
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A brief interuption doesnt stop these guys from discussing the latest in gaming news, and plenty of old stuff too.

Duration: 00:40:21


115: Ventriloquists Exposed - Minecraft Story, Batman Arkham Knight

7/25/2015
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Believing in the listeners ability to understand ventriliquism in audio was most likely a bad decision...and video games. Things Discussed:Minecraft Story Mode, Mass Effects 3, Red Dead, Life Is Strange, Batman Arkham Knight.

Duration: 00:54:38


114: The Word Was Alias - Uncharted, Fallout 4, XCOM 2

7/25/2015
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This week we look on from E3 and talk about the games we like. Things Discussed:Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection, Fallout 4, XCOM 2, Game Of Thrones, The Witcher 3, Life Is Strange

Duration: 00:59:29


113: Excitement Expressively Explained

6/28/2015
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This big discussion on all things E3. What were the games we wanted after all the announcements!

Duration: 01:00:12


112: Table Slams - Fallout 4, XCOM 2, The Witcher

6/11/2015
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After much chatter about Vaults and a wild Pam appears we get slammed into talking about video games. Things Discussed: Uncharted: Collection, Fallout 4, XCOM 2, Game Of Thrones, The Witcher, Life Is Strange.

Duration: 00:48:58


110: Wild Speculation BFG Edition - Hololens, Bethesda, Witcher 3

5/8/2015
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We look at the future of computing and reinvent the way we play tabletop games. Anticipation is high for The Witcher and speculation is rampant on Bethesda's E3 presentation. Things Discussed: Microsoft Hololens, Bethesda E3, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Button Mapping.

Duration: 00:44:08


109: Only Butted In

4/25/2015
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After a week of hiatus and much game playing we turn our thoughts on games that made us very agressive yet two of out hosts have different outcomes to the game. We are joined by one of the Elite, a dangerous man and all discuss why Life is so Strange. Things Discussed:Star Wars Battlefront, Ori and the Blind Forest, Bloodborne, Elite: Dangerous, Life Is Strange

Duration: 00:59:58


108: Interview with Nicholas McDonnell - Eight Ways To Cheat

4/8/2015
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A very special guest Nicholas McDonnell joins us this week to discuss Screencheat,thevideo game he didthe art, level design, sfx and vfx for.Screencheat is a chaotic online and offline split-screen multiplayer shooter that forces players to rethink the way they approach conventional multiplayer games. In the Screencheat arena, fast reaction times aren’t enough to keep you alive. When everyone is invisible, players will have to master the art of taking a not-so sneaky look at their...

Duration: 00:55:08


107: Larph Out Loud

3/31/2015
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As we dive into the pretty work of platformers a sense of entitlement bestows upon us as we feel we should rule an empire. In the mean time cities are built all around and after a while full of zombies. Heists are cool. Things Discussed:Ori and the Blind Forest, Crusader Kings 2, Cities: Skyline, Dying Light, GTA Online.

Duration: 01:05:51


106: Super Top Down Pixel Shooter - Hotline Miami 2, Final Fantasy XV, Mons

3/24/2015
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A wild guest appears and brings new discussion into this podcast. We triumphantly evade any confirmation that we may have or have not played Hotline Miami 2 and move on to talking about riding in cars with Final Fantasy characters. Things Discussed:Super Top Down Pixel Shooter (Hotline Miami 2), JRPG's, Final Fantasy XV, Monster Hunter 4.

105: The Polite Protagonist - The Order 1886, Grand Theft Auto Heists, Hotl

3/17/2015
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A full cast tonight where everyone has completed the same game! The Order 1886 is discussed and *spoliers* galore await you. We talk about not playing Heists in GTA and how brutal Hotline Miami 2 is and how good that is to play. Things Discussed:The Order 1886, GTA Heists, Hotline Miami 2, Controller or Mouse.

Duration: 00:55:36


104: Shards For Kiddies - SkySaga, New Tony Hawks Game, The Order: 1886

3/10/2015
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We drift back to the memory hungry world of Minecraft and compare simalarities to SkySaga. What will the new Tony Hawk game be like. What Doug really thought of The Order 1886 and how we compared the new alpha Unreal Tournament to modern shooters. Things Discussed: Minecraft, SkySaga, Hotline Miami 1 and 2, Skate, Tony Hawk, Unreal Tournament, Medieval Engineers, The Order: 1886, Unreal Engine.

Duration: 01:05:57


103: Overscanned Fingers - The Order 1886, Vive VR Headset, Valve

3/3/2015
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Talking heads to the future of gaming in Virtual Reality yet still the conversation can sustain some chatter about how we gamed back then. Discussed: The Order 1886, Vive VR Headset from HTC, Valve, Steam, Installation Times,Playstation and Xbox Menus

Duration: 00:57:52


102: A Serious Hundred

2/25/2015
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Join the ever shrinking membership of the Trusty Crowbar and of video game time as they discuss the independent world of kickstarter and the most lookalike skylander minecraft hybrid ever. Discussed: SkySaga, Yogsventures, Order 1886, Length of Games.

Duration: 00:52:48


101: Technical Difficulties - Grow Home, Evolve, Subtitles

2/18/2015
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After a couple of attempts the buys finally record a full episode. Here in all its glory, episode 101.3. Discussed: Grow Home, COD Zombies, Evolve, Tony Hawk, Sunset Overdrive, ASL?, Dial Up Modems, Subtitles. Recorded: 18/02/2015

Duration: 00:57:55


100: Performance Anxiety - Grim Fandango, Life Is Strange, I Am Bread

2/10/2015
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WOW! Made it to 100 and it almost ends in the final minutes of this episode. We are very thankful to everyone that listens and we hope you keep enjoying our shenanigans. The four of us decide to take the usual aproach talking about the games we play, we want and we love and fill your ears and eyes with those thoughts. Things Discussed:Grim Fandango, Life is Strange, WOW, GTAV, Spooky Selfies, I Am Bread.

Duration: 00:56:52


099: Dodging Questions

2/3/2015
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One to one hundred! Wow how have we got this far. We are joined by guest Marcus Reed to discuss all things he liked about Dragon Age. We dare to dream about publishing a game and how scared can a trailer get you. Things Discussed:Indi Publishing, Bioshock Infinite, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Star Wars Battlefront, Abduction, Until Dawn, Deadly Premonition, D4, GTAV, Far Cry 4, Last Of Us.

Duration: 00:53:17


098: Ugly Dancing Words - Life is Strange, The Walking Dead, Grim Fandango

1/28/2015
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We talk about how Lucas looks like a wacky waving inflatable arm man, how Rhys still thinks The Walking Dead is better than most and why Doug can't reflect on classic adventure games other than Sierra. Things Discussed:Just Dance 2015, The Walking Dead, Grim Fandango, Dragon Age Inquisition, Dying Light, Life is Strange, Jump 'n' Bump, The Order 1886

Duration: 00:45:38

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