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Episode 175 - Captain America: Civil War
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May 23, 2016 12:46 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest superhero movies of the year: Captain America: Civil War! Does this movie set a new benchmark for the super summer blockbuster? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Nothing is the Same Anymore, drinking tons of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, and celebrating some exciting news!

Indie Corner (43: 35)
- Switch Galaxy Ultra (PSN)
- Table Top Racing: World Tour (PSN)
- 1985 (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:02:05)
Nothing is the Same Anymore - Some big event in the storyline has changed everything forever.

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Episode 174 - Ratchet and Clank (PS4)
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May 06, 2016 11:44 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing the newest entry in one of Sony's biggest franchises: Ratchet and Clank! Does this game groove to the music or is it a Buzz (Blade) kill? Matt from Gameawry joins the episode and we also discuss our favorite examples of the trope, Mirror Boss.

Special Guest - Matt from Gameawry.com

Fusion Bomb
- 1.5 oz. Jägermeister
- 6 oz. Dr. Pepper

Indie Corner (1:02:33)
- Distraint (Steam)
- Harold & the House (Browser)
- Save My Face (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:18:34)
Mirror Boss - Bosses that have similar abilities to that of the player.

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Episode 173 - The XBOX 360
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April 29, 2016 01:22 PM PDT

This week we're taking a look back at the recently discontinued XBOX 360! What innovations did this 7th Generation giant bring to gaming? We're also talking about our favorite video game demos while drinking a revolution-ary cocktail.

The 360
- 3 oz. White Rum
- 3 oz. Mountain Dew
- 1/2 oz. Sour Apple Schnapps

Indie Corner (1:02:22)
- Enter the Gungeon (PSN, Steam)
- Shutshimi (PSN, Steam)
- Undercook (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:22:00)
What is your favorite video game demo?

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Episode 172 - Dead Star
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April 22, 2016 12:53 PM PDT

This week we're taking a look at one of the free PS+ games of April: Dead Star! Is this twin-stick shooter MOBA one you should be picking up, or is it lacking too much personality? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope Competitive Balance while drinking a laser-firing cocktail.

Justicar
- 3 oz. Rum
- 1.5 oz. Ginger Ale
- 1.5 oz. Rockstar Energy Drink

Indie Corner (42:32)
- Stikbold - A Dodgeball Adventure (PSN)
- Rody Fight (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (57:21)
Competitive Balance - Games that have characters/units with drastically different stats (speed, strength, armor, etc.) with none being too overpowered.

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Episode 171 - Mobile Games (Vol. 2)
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April 11, 2016 12:30 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing games from one of the biggest platforms of 2016: Mobile Games! Jason joins the episode as we break down some of our recent handheld favorites. We're also discussing what kind of tycoon games we'd love to see while drinking a medley of beer.

Special Guest - Jason

Indie Corner (33:24)
- Catlateral Damage (PSN)
- Salt and Sanctuary (PSN)
- Into the Dim (IOS)

The Weekly Question (54:44)
What kind of tycoon game would you like to see/make?

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Episode 170 - Unravel
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April 01, 2016 11:13 AM PDT

This week we're checking out the first big surprise of 2016: Unravel! Is this game an instant platforming classic or does it unravel too quickly? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope Silence is Golden and drinking a refreshingly red cocktail.

Yarny
- 1.5 oz Rum
- 1.5 Pomegranate Juice
- 1 tbsp Lime Juice
- 3 oz. Champagne

Indie Corner (39:52)
- Peter Panic (IOS)
- BroForce (Steam, PSN)
- The Witness (PS4)

The Weekly Trope (1:04:03)
Silence is Golden - These are memorable quiet (and typically dialogue-free) moments.

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Episode 169 - Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
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March 21, 2016 08:48 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing the biggest, baddest, and biggest game of 2016: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2! Does this sequel have the same unique charm of the original? We're also talking about our favorite video game buffs/nerfs and drinking a cocktail that's a little out of season.

Sweet Corn Martini
- 1/4 cup Corn Kernels
- 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
- 1/2 oz. Demerara syrup
- 1 1/2 oz. Dark Rum

Indie Corner (43:35)
- Slashy Souls (IOS, Android)
- Sacred Chikin (Browser)
- Lethal Injection (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (58:01)
Nerf/Buff - A change to a game that weakens/strengthens a particular item, ability or tactic.

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Episode 168 - Firewatch
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March 14, 2016 01:07 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing the debut game by new studio Campo Santo: Firewatch! Does the compelling narrative and beautiful visuals make this brief stint in the Wyoming wilderness worth it? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Scenery Porn, while drinking some very nice whiskey.

Jameson Caskmates Whiskey
- Stout Edition

Indie Corner (30:24)
- Galak-Z (Steam, PSN, XBOX)
- A Window to the Past (MAC, PC)

The Weekly Trope (41:02)
Scenery Porn - The emphasis on luscious backgrounds with great detail, lovely lighting, or both.

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Episode 167 - Deadpool (Film)
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March 04, 2016 11:35 AM PST

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest superhero movies of 2016: Deadpool! Is this the Deadpool character we've all been waiting for? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Breaking the Fourth Wall while drinking a surprising cocktail.

Bloody Balls
- 3 oz. Bloody Mary Mix
- 1.5 oz. Fireball Whiskey
- 1 Dash of Sriracha Hot Sauce

Indie Corner (31:10)
- Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (PSN, Steam)
- Life: The Game (Browser)
- Emily is Away (MAC, PC)

The Weekly Trope (45:27)
Breaking the Fourth Wall - This happens when a character acknowledges their fictionality, by either indirectly or directly addressing the audience.

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Episode 166 - Just Cause 3
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February 26, 2016 11:36 AM PST

This week we're reviewing the Michael Bay of video games: Just Cause 3! Does the beautiful open world of Medici have enough destruction to make up for a lackluster story? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope Video Game Cruelty Potential while drinking glass after glass of Medici wine.

Indie Corner (43:35)
- Entwined (PSN)
- Nova-111 (Steam, PSN)
- The No. 3 (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:06:06)
Video Game Cruelty Potential - This is the potential a video game has for the player to do awful, horrible things to enemies and NPCs.

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