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Episode 134 - E3 2015
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June 26, 2015 01:07 PM PDT

This week we're looking back and discussing our favorite moments from E3 2015!. Hannah joins the episode as we break down four of the big press conferences/events of the show, while also talking about the biggest game announcements.

Special Guest - Hannah

Indie Corner (1:18:38)
- Potato Man Seeks the Troof (Steam, IOS, Browser)
- Space Courier (Browser)
- Speak of the Cloud (Windows, Android)

The Weekly Question (1:29:53)
What is your most anticipated game coming out of E3 2015?

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Episode 133 - Jurassic World
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June 19, 2015 12:39 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing the biggest summer blockbuster of 2015: Jurassic World! Is this game the Jurassic Park sequel we were all hoping for? We're also reviewing a bunch of dino-themed indie games and discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Always a Bigger Fish.

Amber (Jello) Shot
- 3 oz packet of Lemon Jell-O
- 1 cup Boiling water
- 1/2 cup Vodka
- 1/2 cup Cold water
- Dried blueberries
- 2 drops of Red Food Coloring

Indie Corner (43:32)
- Dinosaur Gets REALLY Drunk (Browser)
- Me and My Dinosaur (Browser)
- Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Beams When They Roar (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (56:27)
Always a Bigger Fish: Our heroes are cornered or trapped by one scary thing, only to be saved by another, bigger, scarier thing.

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Episode 132 - Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
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June 15, 2015 07:01 AM PDT

This week we're discussing one of the biggest IOS games of 2015: Hearthstone! Jason joins this extended show as we break down gameplay, tactics, and what makes this game so good. We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Achilles' Heel, while drinking a chilly cocktail.

Special Guest - Jason

Stormwind Champion
- 1.5 oz Peppermint Schnapps
- 1.5 oz Jagermeister
- 3 oz Khalua

Indie Corner (1:04:30)
- Space Cat (Browser)
- Does it Shoot? (PC)
- A Box Full of Joy (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:20:45)
Achilles' Heel: A seemingly invincible character's one and only weak spot.

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Episode 131 - Edutainment Games
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June 08, 2015 11:31 AM PDT

This week we're discussing the wide and varied world of Edutainment Games! Leah joins the show as we take a trip down memory lane. We're also talking about our favorite examples of the trope Alphabet Soup Cans while drinking a literary-themed cocktail.

Special Guest - Leah

Romeo and Julep
- 6 sprigs Fresh Mint
- 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
- 0.5 oz. Peach Schnapps
- 1.5 oz. Bourbon
- 6 oz. Sprite

Indie Corner (43:40)
- Being Her Darkest Friend (Browser)
- Race the Sun (PSN, Mac, PC)
- Lullaby for an Electric Toaster (Mac, PC)

The Weekly Trope (59:21)
Alphabet Soup Cans: These are educational obstacles in video games.

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Episode 130 - Broken Age (Act 2)
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May 29, 2015 12:46 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing the finale of the wildly successful series by Double Fine Productions: Broken Age: Act 2! Does this act pick up where the first act left off or is it too difficult to enjoy? We're also discussing our favorite Retired Badasses while drinking a trio of candy-themed shots

Chocolate Covered Raspberry
- 1 Part Chocolate Liqueur
- 1 Part Raspberry Liqueur

Caramel Apple
- 1 Part Sour Apple Schnapps
- 1 Part Butterscotch Schnapps

Chocolate Almond
- 1 Part Half & Half
- 1 Part Amaretto
- 1 Part Chocolate Liqueur

Indie Corner (49:56)
- Fathom (Browser)
- Even the Stars (Mac, PC)
- Last Breath (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:07:52)
Retired Badass: An older ex-Badass who has hung up his/her/its spurs in order to enjoy the finer things life has to offer.

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Episode 129 - The Wolf Among Us
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May 26, 2015 10:45 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing the brutal world of Fabletown in TellTale's The Wolf Among Us. We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope 'Jerk with a Heart of Gold' while drinking Midas Touch.

Special Guest - Garthoff from Gameawry.com

Midas Touch
- Brewery: Dogfish Head
- ABV: 9.0
- Original Release Date: 03/1999

Indie Corner (50:43)
- Titan Souls (PSN, Steam)
- Ether One (PSN, Steam)
- Ultratron (PSN, XBLA, Steam)

The Weekly Trope (1:07:19)
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: A person you would expect to be a big Jerkass has some redeeming qualities behind their tough demeanor.

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Episode 128 - Bloodborne
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May 08, 2015 11:57 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing Kyle's most anticipated game of 2015: Bloodborne! Is this game a Lovecraftian masterpiece, or is it still too damn difficult? Garthoff joins this extended episode and we also discuss our favorite examples of the trope Degraded Bosses.

Special Guest
-
Garthoff from Gameawry.com

Blood Echo
- 3 oz. Bourbon
- 3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth
- 3/4 oz. Cranberry Juice
- 1/4 oz. Raspberry Liqueur

Indie Corner (1:17:55)
- The Stranger (Browser)
- Dungeon Souls (PC)
- Raid Encounters (Browser)
- Lifeline... (IOS)

The Weekly Trope (1:39:17)
Degraded Boss: These are bosses that (after being defeated) turn into regular enemies later in the game.

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Episode 127 - The Babadook
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May 01, 2015 12:39 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the best horror movies of the last few years: The Babadook! Is this movie an instant classic or should it be ripped up, dowsed in lighter fluid, and set on fire? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope 'Fluffy the Terrible' while drinking a cocktail that might keep you up all night. Ba BA-ba DOOK! DOOK! DOOK!

Mr. Bababdook
- 1.5 oz. Kahlua
- 1.5 oz. Whiskey
- 1.5 oz. Coffee
- 4 tsp Simple Syrup

Indie Corner (59:05)
- A Knight and a Line (Browser)
- Back to Bed (IOS, Android)
- Mashing through the Motions (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:19:20)
Fluffy the Terrible:
These are big, scary, dangerous monsters with bizarre, cutesy names.

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Episode 126 - Splendor
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April 24, 2015 01:23 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing a card game that is near and dear to Dave's heart: Splendor! Jason joins the show as we break down this unique game, discuss our favorite examples of the 'Dark Horse Victory' trope, and drink a cocktail worth it's weight in diamonds.

Special Guest - Jason

Red Ruby
- 3 oz. Cranberry Juice
- 1.5 oz. Vodka
- 1 tbsp. Lime Cordial
- 1 tbsp. Peach Liqueur

Indie Corner  (41:11)
- Never Alone (PSN)
- Woah Dave (PSN, IOS, Steam)
- Monologue (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:01:45)
Dark Horse Victory: A Dark Horse Victory involves a third competitor winning in a competition with two major rivals.

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Episode 125 - Axiom Verge
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April 20, 2015 12:56 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest indie releases of 2015: Axiom Verge. Is this game unique enough to stand out from the crowd, or is it just another Metroid clone? We're also breaking down our favorite examples of Backtracking in video games.

Axiom Verge
- 1.5 oz. Orange Juice
- 1.5 oz. Amaretto
- 1.5 oz. Sour Mix
- 0.5 oz. Habanero Tequila (optional)

Indie Corner (32:58)
- Proximity (Browser)
- Hot Diggity (Browser)
- Hidden in 8-Bit (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (44:30):
Backtracking: Instances in games where you must go back through a section (which may be a single room, an entire level, or more) that you have already visited before.

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