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Episode 95 - Broken Age (Act 1)
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July 25, 2014 07:35 AM PDT
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This week we're reviewing Act 1 of Tim Schafer's newest tale: Broken Age. Does this magical game rejuvenate the aging point-and-click adventure genre? We're also discussing our favorite point-and-clicks from the past while drinking a dangerous beer float concoction. Ice Cream Avalanche - 2 Scoops Dark Chocolate Ice Cream - 1/4 Shot of Black Raspberry Liqueur - 6 oz. Guinness Indie Corner - Defeat The Boss (Browser) - Bjorn out in the Boonies (PC) - Stick it to the Man (PSN) The Weekly Trope Point-and-Click Game: The player must use their sense of logic to find and assemble various clues scattered around the scene in order to escape a locked area, uncover a mystery or complete a quest. On The Rocks does not support underage drinking! ____________________________ Check us out on iTunes! Email us at PodcastOTR@gmail.com if you have ideas for future drink/game pairings!
Episode 94 - Infamous: Second Son
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July 18, 2014 11:24 AM PDT
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This week we're reviewing the third entry in the Infamous franchise: Infamous: Second Son. Is this the next generation experience we've been waiting for? We're also discussing the trope 'Difficult but Awesome' in this weeks Weekly Trope while drinking a smoky beer by Thirsty Dog.

Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager
Style: Schwarzbier
ABV: 6.70%

Indie Corner
- Super Murderwolf (Browser)
- And Everything Started to Fail (PC)
- Buzz Killem (IOS, Android)

The Weekly Trope:
Difficult but Awesome:
Difficult character/weapons that with enough practice and experience, turn out as awesome as advertised.

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Episode 93 - Watch_Dogs
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July 11, 2014 11:49 AM PDT
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This week we're breaking down the most highly anticipated games of the summer: Watch_Dogs. Is the gruff-voiced Aiden Pearce a true hero? You don't want to miss one of the biggest 'On The Rocks' disagreements ever recorded. We're also discussing our favorite open world games while drinking a controversially titled IPA.

Anti-Hero IPA
Revolution Brewing
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 70

Indie Corner
- Drizzle (Browser)
- Super Pixelander (IOS, Android)
- 10 More Bullets (Browser, IOS)

The Weekly Trope:
Wide Open Sandbox: There's no time limit. No restraints, no objectives, no requirements. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want.

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Episode 92 - Indie Game: The Movie
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July 03, 2014 07:20 AM PDT
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This week we're discussing one of the latest video game documentaries: Indie Game: The Movie. Ian joins the episode this week as we breakdown this honest look into the creation of some of today's most popular games, as well as our top picks for favorite video game facial hair.

Special Guest - Ian

Microbreweries
- Thirsty Dog
- Elevator Brewing Co.
- Fat Head's Brewery

Indie Corner
- Minusgrad (Browser)
- Steamworld Dog (PSN, 3DS, Steam)
- Shapik: The Quest (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Badass Beard: Few things say Badass the way well groomed facial hair does.

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Episode 91 - The XBOX
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June 27, 2014 07:35 AM PDT
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This week we're reviewing Microsoft's first jump to the gaming market: The XBOX. We're breaking down the hardware, it's innovations, and games you should be playing on it. We're also discussing our biggest gaming regrets while drinking the XBOX-themed, Green Machine.

Green Machine
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 2 oz. Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps
- 6 oz. Lemonade

Indie Corner
- VHS Story (Browser)
- 21 Bytes (Browser)
- 1001 Spikes (PSN, Steam)

Weekly Question:
What is your biggest gaming regret?

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Episode 90 - Rambo: The Video Game
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June 20, 2014 07:02 AM PDT
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This week we're breaking down one of the worst games of the last generation: Rambo: The Video Game. We also talk about our favorite examples of video game cover systems, our thoughts on the 2014 World Cup so far, and drink a headache inducing cocktail called The Wrath.

The Wrath
- 3 oz. Jägermeister
- Fill with Tonic Water

Indie Corner
- Wrong Way Racing (IOS, Android)
- Rival Knights (IOS, Android)
- A House in California (Mac, PC)

The Weekly Trope:
Take Cover: Games based on this trope are pretty much guaranteed to be full of waist-high obstacles to duck behind, no matter what environment you're in.

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Episode 89 - Mario Kart 8
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June 13, 2014 07:50 AM PDT
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This week we're reviewing the newest entry in one of Nintendo's flagship franchises: Mario Kart 8. We're also discussing our initial impressions on this years E3 as well as giving our top picks for video games that we think are cheaters! This drink we're pairing with this game is the Banana Peel.

Banana Peel
- 1 oz. Banana Liqueur
- 1 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream
- 1 oz. Whiskey
- 6 oz. Coffee

Indie Corner
- Deep Down In Space (Browser)
- Coma (Browser)
- Tiny Dice Dungeon (IOS, Android)

The Weekly Trope :
The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: The computer player is a cheating bastard whenever the "rules" differ between you and AI-controlled opponents.

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Episode 88 - Transistor
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June 05, 2014 01:26 PM PDT
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This week we're talking about the newest game by Supergiant Games: Transistor. Does this game live up to the high expectations? We're also discussing our top picks for 'Mighty Glacier' characters while drinking a homemade cocktail based on the antagonist group in Transistor: The Camerata.

Camerata
- 3 oz. Bourbon
- 1.5 oz. Amaretto
- 1.5 oz. Lemon Juice

Indie Corner
- Alien Disaster (Browser)
- Snot City (Browser)
- You Have To Win The Game (PC, MAC, Linux)

The Weekly Trope:
Mighty Glacier: A common character build that emphasizes pure power at he cost of speed and mobility.

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Episode 87 - MLB 14: The Show
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May 30, 2014 05:44 AM PDT
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This week we're reviewing the newest entry in Sony's award-winning baseball franchise: MLB 14: The Show. Does this game successfully make the jump to the PS4, or is it caught in a run-down? We also talk about 3 less-than-stellar Indie Games, Lisa gives her two-cents on Kyle's anger issues, and we choose our top picks for favorite Video Game Nerfs.

Indie Corner
- Artillerize (Browser)
- Repeat (Browser)
- Inquisitive Dave (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Nerf: A change to a game that weakens a particular item, ability or tactic.

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Episode 86 - Ready Player One
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May 22, 2014 12:31 PM PDT
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This week we're reviewing our first book on the show: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Is this a sci-fi adventure worth taking, or is it completely outdated? We also review a few of the games that were featured in the book in the return of the Retro Roulette while drinking the tart cocktail known as the Kamikaze.

Kamikaze
- 2 Shots Vodka
- 1 Shot Triple Sec
- 1 Shot Lime Juice

Retro Roulette
- Dungeons of Daggorath (TRS-80 Color Computer)
- Zork (DEC PDP-10 Computer)
- Black Tiger (Arcade)

The Weekly Trope
Easter Eggs: In-game secrets, intended to tickle the fancy of those who discover them.

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