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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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Episode 124 - Leftovers (Vol. 2)
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April 11, 2015 02:18 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing our gaming Leftovers of the winter! These are gems that we played on the side that never got their own full-length review. We're also discussing games that correlate with our favorite hobbies.

Kyle's Games
- LittleBigPlanet 3
- The Evil Within

Nathans's Games
- Helldivers
- OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood

Daves's Games
- The Last of Us
- Shadow Warrior

Indie Corner
- Prelude to Finale (Browser)
- Solitary Sand (Browser)
- Destroy the Porn (PC)

The Weekly Question:
What is your favorite game that exhibits one of your hobbies?

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Episode 123 - Betrayal at House on the Hill
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April 03, 2015 01:49 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing our first board game: Betrayal at House on the Hill. We're breaking down the presentation and gameplay of this tabletop RPG-light while drinking a very bloody (and spicy) cocktail. We're also discussing our favorite Big Bads in video games.

Fiery Mary
- 4 Parts Bloody Mary Mix
- 1 Part Vodka
- 1-3 drops of Dave's Insanity Hot Sauce

Indie Corner
- Serious Dave (Browser)
- 20 Days at Sea (Browser)
- Wide Opened Eyes (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Big Bad: The cause of all bad happenings in a story. The Big Bad may either be personally responsible for the events, or are the biggest force in opposition of the hero's goals.

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Episode 122 - Game Boy
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March 27, 2015 01:15 PM PDT

This week we're breaking down the system that kickstarted the handheld gaming phenomenon: the Game Boy! From the OG Game Boy to the Game Boy Advance, we're talking about systems, innovations, and tons of games! We're also discussing our favorite platformers while drinking a cocktail inspired by Kirby.

Special Guest - Colin and Hannah

Dream Land
- 2 oz. Gin
- 1 Large Egg White
- 1/2 oz. Heavy Cream
- 1 tsp. Grenadine

Indie Corner
- Spacejacked (Browser)
- Veridious (MAC, PC)
- Grand Mystic Quest of Discovery (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Platform Game: Games with gameplay dominated by leaping over or onto enemy characters and between platforms of varying heights.

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Episode 121 - Dying Light
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March 20, 2015 01:22 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing the wide open world of Dying Light. Does this game dropkick the competition or is it just another zombie experience? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope Interface Screw while drinking a good ol' bloody wrench.

Bloody Wrench
- 1.5 oz Light Rum
- 3 oz Grapefruit Juice
- .5 oz Cranberry Juice
- 1 dash bitters

Indie Corner
- and just like that I was free (Browser)
- Fail-Deadly (Browser)
- The Sun and the Moon (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Interface Screw: An event in a game where the controller buttons are switched around, or the player's display is interfered with.

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Episode 120 - The Order: 1886
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March 13, 2015 01:14 PM PDT

This week we're breaking down one of the most polarizing games of 2015: The Order: 1886! Can this game get by on looks and sound alone? We're also discussing our favorite Quick Time Events in video games while sipping down a bit of Absinthe.

Absinthe
- 3 oz. Absinthe
- 2 tsp. powdered sugar

Indie Corner
- Dark Rolls (Browser)
- Atomic Creep Spawner (Browser)
- Potato Dungeon (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Quick Time Event: An event during a video game where a button pops up on screen, sometimes accompanied by a prompt like "Press X to dodge." Failure to do so results in damage, an alternate scene, or even a Game Over screen.

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Episode 119 - Evolve
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March 06, 2015 01:18 PM PST

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest games of 2015: Evolve! Does this monster hunter live up to the hype, or is it simply running around in circles? We're also discussing our favorite damage models while drinking an energetic cocktail.

Absolute Monster
- 4 oz. Vanilla Vodka
- 4 oz. Monster Energy Drink
- 4 oz. Ice Cubes

Indie Corner
- Luckslinger (Browser)
- Appy 1000mg (Browser)
- The Darkside Detective (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Shows Damage: Rather than just give an enemy (or your character) a generic Life Meter, some games will show the enemy taking damage on screen.

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