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Episode 113 - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
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January 22, 2015 07:21 AM PST

This week we're diving into the open-world orc-slaughterfest that is Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Does this game borrow too much from previous blockbuster titles? We're also discussing our favorite Puzzle Bosses while drinking barrels of homemade Grog.

Grog
- 2 oz. Bacardi 151
- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- 4 oz. hot water
- Slice of orange and a cinnamon stick

Indie Corner
- Secret Ponchos (PSN, Steam)
- Do or Die (Browser)
- Dear Santa, I Hate You (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Puzzle Boss: A boss that is beaten through trickery rather than brute force.

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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Episode 112 - Loadout!
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January 15, 2015 11:56 AM PST

This week we're breaking down one of the funniest free-to-play games of 2014: Loadout! Join us for one of the most argumentative 'On The Rocks' episodes yet! We're also talking about our favorite fictional video game currency and drinking tons of Blutonium.

Blutonium
- 3 oz. Vodka
- 1 1/2 oz. Blue Curaçao
- 1 1/2 oz. Blue Gatorade

Indie Corner
- Tess (MAC, PC)
- Skullz (Browser)
- Werewolf Tycoon (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Fictional Currency: Fake money used in video games.

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Episode 111 - Serial
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January 09, 2015 08:23 AM PST

This week we're discussing one of the biggest surprises of 2014: The Serial podcast. Ian joins the show as we break down what makes this unique murder mystery such a viral success.

Special Guest - Ian

Indie Corner
- Not Everything is Flammable (Browser)
- Hypothermia (Browser)
- Why Am I Dead: Rebirth (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Ambiguous Ending: An ending where there is a lot left unexplained and the audience is still asking questions.

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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Episode 110 - Best of 2014
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January 03, 2015 02:08 PM PST

This week we're discussing our Favorite Games of 2014! Colin joins the episode as we go category by category for our favorite looking, sounding, and playing games of the year. We're also revealing our most anticipated games of 2015.

Special Guest - Colin

Indie Corner
- Video Game: The Game (Browser)
- I'm Pretty Sure It's Haunted (Browser)
- Louder Than Thunder (MAC, PC)

Weekly Question:
What is your most anticipated game of 2015?

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Episode 109 - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
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December 26, 2014 07:23 AM PST
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This week we're breaking down one of the biggest surprise sequels of 2014: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. We're also discussing our favorite video game jetpacks while drinking a toxic cocktail inspired by a futuristic bio-weapon.

Manticore
- 1.5 oz Mango Vodka
- 1 tsp Dry Vermouth
- 0.25 oz Simple Syrup
- 5 Basil leaves (muddled)

Indie Corner
- And The Moment Is Gone (Browser)
- Gentrification Tycoon (PC, MAC)
- Saboatage (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Jetpack: A backpack that lets the wearer fly by shooting jets of fire (or concentric rings of Pure Energy) out of the back, parallel to the wearer's legs.

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Episode 108 - Turkey Surprise!
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December 15, 2014 09:51 AM PST
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This week we're reviewing our end of the year Turkeys and Surprises! Things get heated as controversial gaming turkeys are brought up. We also discuss our favorite examples of the trope Damage-Sponge Boss while drinking a festive Cranberry Martini.

Cranberry Martini
- 1.5 oz Vodka
- .5 oz Dry Vermouth
- .5 oz Orange Liqueur
- 3 oz Cranberry Juice

Indie Corner
- Just Type This (Browser)
- Over My Dead Body (Mac, PC)
- Zombie Tactics (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Damage-Sponge Boss: The absolutely most basic type of boss monster with much higher health than standard enemies.

Podcast Art by Daniel Vega - noirmatic.tumblr.com

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Episode 107 - The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
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November 21, 2014 11:45 AM PST
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This week we're talking about the creepy dungeon-crawler world of The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth! Does this game improve upon the original? We're also discussing our favorite Boss Rush gauntlets while drinking a potent green shot made with Absynthe.

Envy
- 1/2 shot Kahlua
- 1/2 shot NV Absinthe

Indie Corner
- Overlod (Browser)
- The RoguePuzzleGame (Browser)
- The World the Children Made (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Boss Rush: A segment, usually near the end of the game, in which you're forced to fight a collection of bosses in sequence, often without a pause to heal.

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Episode 106 - Costume Quest 2
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November 18, 2014 04:49 AM PST
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This week we're reviewing the sequel to one of the biggest surprises from 2010: Costume Quest 2! Does this game still capture the special Halloween charm of it's predecessor? We're also discussing our favorite Time Travel games while drinking some spiked hot apple cider.

Spiked Apple Cider
- 1 Mug of Apple Cider
- 1 Shot of Rum/Whiskey

Indie Corner
- Yet, I Despise Him (PC)
- Snakeformer (Browser)
- Super Busker (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Time Travel: Video games that allow the character to travel through time into the past or future.

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Episode 105 - Wolfenstein: The New Order
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November 12, 2014 08:03 AM PST
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This week we're breaking down one of the biggest surprises of the Summer: Wolfenstein: The New Order! Does this game successfully rejuvenate the aging franchise? We're also talking about our favorite games that allow you to dual-wield weapons while taking an absolutely heinous shot called the Nazi Taco.

Nazi Taco
- 1 Part Tequila
- 1 Part Jägermeister
- 1 Part Tabasco Hot Sauce

Indie Corner
- Totem's Sound (PC, Mac)
- Escape from Puppy Death Factory (Browser)
- Bernband (PC, Mac)

The Weekly Trope:
Dual Wielding: A trope that refers to wielding two weapons at once. After all, if one weapon is good, then two weapons must be twice as good.

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Episode 104 - Horror Movies
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October 31, 2014 08:08 AM PDT
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This week we're talking about some of our favorite Horror Movies! Nick joins the show as we discuss what makes movies so scary, break down some of our favorite horror movies, and also our favorite jump scares. The drink we're pairing with this genre is a seasonal favorite!

Special Guest - Nick from On The Tropes

Apple Cider Margarita
- 1 Part Triple Sec
- 1 Part Gold Tequila
- 4 Parts Apple Cider
- Cinnamon/Sugar for the rim

Indie Corner
- Late Night Driver (Browser)
- Temporality (Browser)
- The Veiled World (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Jump Scare: The horror technique of having something happen unexpectedly and suddenly (usually something popping up out of nowhere).

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