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TALK THIS! is a biweekly podcast about video games hosted by Emma and Madelyn Paquette. Every show, they talk about two games- one old (pre-2007) and one new (within the last year or two). At the end of each show, Madelyn and Emma take the best elements from each game and mash them together into a brand new game idea.

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United States

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TALK THIS! is a biweekly podcast about video games hosted by Emma and Madelyn Paquette. Every show, they talk about two games- one old (pre-2007) and one new (within the last year or two). At the end of each show, Madelyn and Emma take the best elements from each game and mash them together into a brand new game idea.

Language:

English


Episodes
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Episode 192. Octodad Zau

7/7/2024
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Octodad: Dadliest Catch and Tales of Kenzera: Zau and reflect on gaming dads some more. Also featuring imposter syndrome, more thoughts on the evils of the Gamers, and some very reliable sources.

Duration:00:54:13

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Side-Quest 188. We're Gonna Learn Today

6/30/2024
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about edutainment games and the true story of Mavis Beacon. Also featuring the lack of historical fiction games, classic novel visual novels, and history repeating itself.

Duration:00:58:18

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Episode 191. An Indika of Light

6/23/2024
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Child of Light and Indika and cross "Russian nun simulator" off their 2024 game bingo board which totally exists. Also featuring the trials of working at a big company, rhyming in other languages, and the huge fish at the huge fish factory.

Duration:00:55:02

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Side-Quest 187. A Lightning Strike of Indies

6/16/2024
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about their last six weeks of gaming and swim desparately against the wave of indies that released in May. Also featuring unintuitive cooking mechanics, a beautiful serenade, and missed opportunities.

Duration:01:12:09

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Episode 190. Animal, Well... Plants or Zombies?

6/9/2024
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Plants vs Zombies and Animal Well and the divergent careers of Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish. Also featuring a slow descent into soulessness, dog-cats, and the power of a slinkee/yo-yo.

Duration:01:02:27

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Side-Quest 186. Horses and Horse-like Objects

6/2/2024
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about horses in video games, and we debate about what falls under the classification of "horse" for these purposes. Also featuring pogo stick tendons, Barbie horse games, and the horse girls of Red Dead Online.

Duration:00:59:03

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Episode 189. A Diablo Monument

5/26/2024
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Monument Valley and Diablo 4 and somehow the various stories of Ted Chiang too. Also featuring the long-gone days of premium mobile titles, loot-type upgrades, and genre titles again.

Duration:00:57:06

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Side-Quest 185. Make Me A Heraclesvania

5/19/2024
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about Greek mythology in gaming and rally a cry for pimple representation on gods. Also featuring the Myth-o-Mania books, coincidental names, and a future big twist for Hades 2.

Duration:01:10:22

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Episode 188. Helldiver Shinobis

5/12/2024
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Shinobi and Helldivers 2 and debate the existence of a man named Joel (he is real!). Also featuring the power of long scarves, dead engines, and airstriking review bombs.

Duration:00:57:52

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Side-Quest 184. Cool Ladies at the End of the World

5/5/2024
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about their last seven weeks of gaming and make some Julius Caesar comparisons. Also featuring the saving of souls, good talks with your children, and the endings of some big games.

Duration:01:05:05

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Episode 187. The Granblue Sly (Cooper)

4/28/2024
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Sly Cooper and Granblue Fantasy: ReLink and the lack of gacha games for furries. Also featuring fake Latin, extremely fantasy names, and how you might design a good heist game.

Duration:00:57:42

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Side-Quest 183. Some People Are Into That!

4/21/2024
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about sexiness in games and the physics of it all. Also featuring female gaze Kratos, babygirl Leon Kennedy, and alluring space aliens.

Duration:01:06:21

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Episode 186. Clock Tower on Pandora

4/14/2024
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Clock Tower and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and the differing weights of cultural impact. Also featuring tall representation, Fortnite dancing on a corpse, and being the lore guy.

Duration:01:00:26

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Side-Quest 182. A Jump, A Jump, And A Jump

4/7/2024
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about jumping in video games and wonder how high they can jump in real life. Also featuring front-flip momentum, changes to gravity, and many philosophical musings.

Duration:00:56:54

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Special Episode: Pax East Time in 2024

3/31/2024
In this special episode, Madelyn and Emma go over their PAX East 2024 experience and are aghast at the lack of pins on offer. Also featuring unfortunate timing, lots of grilled chicken, and the great Moogle Pope.

Duration:01:01:48

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Episode 185. An Etrian Expanse

3/24/2024
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Etrian Odyssey and The Expanse: A Telltale Series and who this modern Telltale even is in the first place. Also featuring tourism revenue, the beauty and terror of the Nintendo DS stylus, and the troubles of making a prequel.

Duration:00:56:00

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Side-Quest 181. The Dragon's Rebirth

3/17/2024
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about their last six weeks of gaming. You wouldn't know how few games we talk about from how long this is! Also featuring Moogle discourse, narrative structure issues, and thoughts for the future.

Duration:01:10:13

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Episode 184. Shadows of Immortals

3/10/2024
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Shadows of the Damned and Immortals of Aveum and...wait what was that second game again? Why's it so hard to hold in my mind? Also featuring mistakes of marketing, the overlord called EA, and cool announcement trailers.

Duration:00:57:17

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Side-Quest 180. The Fate of Cool Ranch

3/3/2024
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about spoiler culture, both in general and as it relates to video games specifically. Also featuring the capitalistic hellscape of art, petty acts of cruelty from childhood, and our own feelings on spoilers.

Duration:01:03:47

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Episode 183. Lies of Kowloon

2/25/2024
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Kowloon High-School Chronicle and Lies of P, and Madelyn bemoans her modern game elitism. Also featuring the absurdity of Pinocchio, unclear ages, and the overlap of rhythm games and Soulslikes.

Duration:00:58:26