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Episode 183 - Mighty No. 9
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July 22, 2016 10:52 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the more controversial games of the year: Mighty No. 9! Does this new title by Keiji Inafune live up to his previous work? We're also reviewing some classic NES Megaman clones and discussing our favorite campaigns to come out of Kickstarter.

#9
Magic Hat Brewing Co.
Style: Not Quite Pale Ale
ABV: 5.1%

Retro Roulette (47:16)
- Darkwing Duck (NES)
- Bucky O'Hare (NES)
- Journey to Silius (NES)

Question of the Week (1:03:55)
What is your favorite thing to come out of Kickstarter?

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Episode 182 - Pokémon Go
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July 15, 2016 07:13 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing the biggest pop-culture surprise of the year: Pokémon Go! Is this the massive Pokémon game we've all been looking for? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Never Trust a Trailer, and drinking a potently green cocktail.

The Caterpie
- 2 shots of Tequila
- 1 shot of Green Apple Soda
- 1/4 shot of Lime Juice

Indie Corner (51:54)
- Solitude (MAC, PC)
- PAC-MAN 256 (IOS, PSN)
- Little Bug (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:12:30)
Never Trust a Trailer - These are misleading trailers to movies, games, and television shows that show elements that don't appear in the final product.

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Episode 181 - Finding Dory
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July 08, 2016 03:05 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing the biggest underwater movie of the summer: Finding Dory! Does this movie recapture the magic of the original? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Ridiculously Cute Critters, while drinking a tropical beverage.

The Dory
- 1 oz. Rum
- 3/4 oz. Hypnotiq
- 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
- 1/4 oz. Blue Curaçao
- 1/4 oz. Pineapple Juice

Indie Corner (42:04)
- Mad Mage Tower (Browswer)
- Through the Playground (Browser)
- The Case of Scary Shadows (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (57:26)
Ridiculously Cute Critter - Adorable critters in video games, movies, and television.

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Episode 180 - Leftovers (Vol. 5)
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June 24, 2016 12:41 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing our TV, Book, and Movie Leftovers of the 2016 Summer! We're also discussing our favorite games and announcements coming out of E3 this year.

Indie Corner (52:13)
- Gone Home (PSN, Steam)
- Zombie Vikings (PSN, Steam)
- Oh! I'm Getting Taller! (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:17:47)
What is the most exciting thing coming out of E3 2016?

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Episode 179 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (Movie)
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June 17, 2016 02:03 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing the most exciting movie about turtles this summer: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows! Does the addition of Bebop and Rocksteady prevent this film from getting shell shocked? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Plug 'n' Play Technology while drinking a simple green cocktail.

The Ooze
- 1.5 oz. Bourbon
- 4.5 oz. Green Apple Soda

Indie Corner (49:56)
- Oxenfree (PSN, Steam)
- Little Deviants (Vita)
- Captain Forever (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:05:44)
Plug 'n' Play Technology - These gadgets are the universal remotes of fiction movies and will work on any sci-fi system no matter how feasible it really is.

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Episode 178 - Doom (2016)
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June 10, 2016 12:25 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing the most badass game of 2016 so far: Doom! Does this game punch out the competition or is it stuck floating through space? Mike joins the episode as we also discuss our favorite examples of the trope, Suspicious Video Game Generosity while drinking a bloody good sangria.

Special Guest - Mike

Demon Blood
- 1 Bottle of Red Wine
- 12 oz. Club Soda
- 2 oz. Brandy
- 1/2 cup of Red grapes
- 1/2 cup of Pitted Cherries
- 2 tbsp. Honey

Indie Corner (1:11:37)
- Risk of Rain (PSN, Steam)
- Nature's Sketchbook (Browser)
- Dead Man's Journey (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:30:38)
Suspicious Video Game Generosity - When video games are over generous with consumables/items/health before hitting you over the head with a difficulty spike.

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Episode 177 - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
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June 03, 2016 01:12 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest games of this entire generation: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End! Does this game end the series on a high note or is it stuck sliding on its ass? We're also discussing our favorite video game duos while drinking a variation on an old favorite. Stay tuned for Uncharted 4 spoilers at the end of the episode!

Sunken Treasure
- 1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
- 1.5 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
- 3.5 oz. Apple Cider
- A few dashes of Angostura bitters

Indie Corner (51:04)
- Push Me Pull You (PSN)
- The Wild Eight (Browser)
- The Autumn Glen (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:04:58)
Who is your favorite video game duo?

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Episode 176 - Severed
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May 27, 2016 10:59 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the last big titles for Sony's handheld: Severed! Is the swipe-based combat in this stylish dungeon crawler enough to make this an instant classic? We're also discussing our favorite Dungeon Crawlers while drinking a very tropical cocktail.

The DrinkBox
- 2.5 oz. Lemon Vodka
- 5 oz. Mango
- 0.5 oz. Simple Syrup
- 0.5 oz. Lemon Juice
- 10-12 Tarragon Leaves

Indie Corner (43:41)
- The Mimic (Browser)
- Igor the Necromancer (Browser)
- Neverending Nightmares (PSN, Steam)

The Weekly Trope (56:57)
Dungeon Crawling - The act of exploring a dungeon (or other dangerous area) while looking for treasure or some other important object.

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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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