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Episode 163 - Rhythm Games
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February 05, 2016 10:51 AM PST

This week we're reviewing some of our favorite Rhythm Games! What makes this unique genre so accessible? Lisa joins in on the conversation as we also talk about our favorite video game Bonus Stages and drink a caffeinated mouthful of a cocktail.

Special Guest - Lisa

Can you feel the rhythm tonight?
- 2 oz. Coffee
- 2 oz. Guinness
- 1 1/2 oz. Whiskey
- 3/4 oz. Simple syrup
- 1/2 oz. Heavy cream

Indie Corner (59:02)
- That Dragon, Cancer (OUYA, Steam)
- Slash Quest (Browser)
- Strangelands (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:15:27)
Bonus Stage - is a special level within a video game designed to reward the player or players, and typically allows the player to collect extra points or power-ups.

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Episode 162 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
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February 01, 2016 10:34 AM PST

This week we're breaking down the 3rd installment in Treyarch's call of duty sci-fi shooter franchise: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3! Dave is out sick this week but Nathan and Kyle are picking up the slack by destroying drones, discussing our favorite video game robots, and drinking a refreshingly frozen cocktail.

The Frozen Forest
- 1 cup Gin
- 1/4 cup Lime juice
- 3 cups Tonic water
- 2 cups ice

Indie Corner (45:54)
- Pocket Mortys (IOS, Android)
- Boltstorm (Browser)

The Weekly Question (58:25)
Who is your favorite video game robot?

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Episode 161 - Fallout 4
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January 22, 2016 01:44 PM PST

This week we're reviewing beautiful (and occasionally glitched) open world of Fallout 4! Is this game the epitome of next gen, or is it finally time to ditch that game engine? Jeremy joins the show and we also discuss our favorite tropes in Fallout 4 while drinking a post-apocalyptic classic.

Special Guest - Jeremy

Nuka Cola Quantum
- 3 oz. Gin
- 1/2 oz. Blue Curaçao
- 6 oz. Mountain Dew Voltage

Indie Corner
- Among The Sleep (Steam, PSN)
- Steamworld Heist (3DS)
- Sort the Court (Browser)

The Weekly Question
What is your favorite trope in Fallout 4?

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Episode 160 - Star Wars: Battlefront
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January 15, 2016 11:54 AM PST

This week we're reviewing one of our most anticipated games of 2015: Star Wars: Battlefront! Is this game a force to be reckoned with or is it stuck getting trampled by AT-STs? Andrew joins the episode as we review this beautiful game while also discussing our favorite competitive shooter game modes.

Special Guest - Andrew

Indie Corner (1:01:23)
- Rust Bucket (IOS, Anroid)
- Welcome back, December (Browser)
- Shots Fired (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:15:42)
What is your favorite competitive shooter game mode?

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Episode 159 - The 2015 Rockies
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January 04, 2016 12:06 PM PST

This week we're giving out awards for The 2015 Rockies! Ranging from 'Best Boss Fight' to 'Character We'd Most Like to Throw Into The Sun,' this first edition of The Rockies should have a little bit of everything for everyone. We're also discussing our favorite tropes of 2015. See you guys next year!

Coors
Coors Brewing Company
Style: American Lager
ABV: 5.00%

Indie Corner (58:35)
- GUNS UP (PSN)
- Guns, Gore, and Cannoli (PSN)
- Grocery Store Z (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:14:48)
What is your favorite trope of 2015?

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Episode 158 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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December 24, 2015 06:44 AM PST

This week we're reviewing the biggest movie of the decade: Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Is this the Star Wars movie we've been waiting for? Ian joins this extended episode as we break down the film, discuss our most anticipated movies of 2016, and drink a beer that's definitely on the Dark side.

Special Guest - Ian

Dark Truth Stout
Boulevard Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 9.7%

Indie Corner (1:14:43)
- Covetous (Browser)
- Button Quest (Browser)
- Fantastic Plastic Squad (IOS)

The Weekly Question (1:28:09)
What is your most anticipated movie of 2016?

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Episode 157 - Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
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December 18, 2015 01:11 PM PST

This week we're reviewing a reboot of a very old and classic gaming franchise: Gauntlet: Slayer Edition! Does this game capture the magic of the original or is it stuck eating dungeon flavored turkey? We're also discussing our favorite examples of Drop-In-Drop-Out Multiplayer games while drinking a very bloody cocktail.

The Blood of Our Enemies!
- 3 ounces bourbon
- 3 Strawberries, pureed in a blender
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- 1/2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 2 Dashes of Bitters
- 1 Dash of Cinnamon
- Top off with Club Soda

Indie Corner (50:10)
- Nuclear Throne (PSN, Steam)
- Germaphobe (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:03:25)
Drop-In-Drop-Out Multiplayer: Multiplayer games that allow your friends to join and drop out whenever they want.

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Episode 156 - PSX 2015
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December 11, 2015 01:26 PM PST

This week we're discussing Sony's biggest show of the year: PSX 2015! Can this year's event live up to the success of last years? We're talking about the games, the announcements, and our most anticipated games of 2016.

Indie Corner (48:57)
- Spelunker World (PSN)
- Equinox (MAC, PC)
- Three Fourths Home (PSN)

The Weekly Question (1:03:12)
What is your most anticipated game of 2016?

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Episode 155 - Transformers: Devastation
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December 04, 2015 12:49 PM PST

This week we're breaking down the stylish beat-em-up universe of Transformers: Devastation! Does this game take the series in a refreshing new direction, or is it too repetitive to enjoy? We're also discussing our big pop culture Turkeys of 2015 while drinking a cocktail straight from Cybertron. Roll out!

Energon Wine
- 3 oz. Pinot Grigio
- 1/2 oz. Blueberry Liquor
- 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup

Indie Corner (36:31)
- Morse (Browser)
- Labyrinth of Loneliness (Browser)
- The Raven and the Light (Browser)

The Weekly Question (49:07)
What are some of your 2015 Turkeys?

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Episode 154 - Need for Speed (2015)
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November 20, 2015 01:27 PM PST

This week we're breaking down a 2015 reboot of an old racing classic: Need for Speed! Does this game take the franchise in a new direction or is it stuck doing donuts? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope Excuse Plot and drinking a high energy cocktail.

Nitrous
- 2 oz Vodka
- 3/4 oz Triple Sec
- 5 oz NOS Energy Drink

Indie Corner (52:17)
- Hostile World (Browser)
- The Amazing Odyssey of Growing Up (Browser)
- Bionic Chainsaw Pogo Gorilla (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:06:48)
Excuse Plot - These games have plots simply because people feel a little silly doing things for no reason.

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