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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

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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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.

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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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.

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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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.

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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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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Episode 103 - Minecraft
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October 24, 2014 08:55 AM PDT
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This week we're reviewing one of the most popular games of all time: Minecraft! We're also discussing our favorite 'Item Crafting' systems while paying homage to one of the greatest games of all time. The drink we're pairing with this game is The Dirt Block, designed by The Drunken Moogle.

Dirt Block
- 1.5 oz. Amaretto
- 1.5 oz. French Vanilla Kahlua
- 3 oz. Chocolate Milk
- Oreo cookie pieces

Indie Corner
- Wolfgang Fights the Future (Browser)
- Boy Goes to Space (Browser)
- On The Edge of Earth 5000 (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Item Crafting: A system in games (mostly RPGs) where characters make their own items and weapons, some of which are superior to anything that can be acquired otherwise.

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Episode 102 - Destiny
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October 03, 2014 11:52 AM PDT
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This week we're discussing the most highly anticipated game of 2014: Destiny! Does this game sore above the hype-train? Or is it too ambitious for it's own good? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope 'After the End' and drinking our own blue cocktail called The Awoken.

The Awoken
- 1.5 oz Blueberry Vodka
- .5 oz. Blue Curaçao
- .5 oz. Blueberry Liqueur
- Fill with Tonic Water

Indie Corner
- The Most Amazing Piano In The World (Browser)
- The Cave of Ātman (Browser)
- Critical Mass (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
After the End: Games that take place after something hugely nasty has happened to humanity.

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Episode 101 - Drinking Quest
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September 26, 2014 11:39 AM PDT
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This week we're reviewing our first board game on the show: Drinking Quest! We dive into the artwork/presentation, the gameplay, and even talk about a few rules that we recommend (if you feel like drinking a boatload of Bellow Ale). We're also discussing our favorite drinking game rules on this week's Weekly Question.

Indie Corner
- Upgrade Complete (Browser)
- BlamBurgers (PC)
- CubicTour (IOS, Android)

The Weekly Question:
What is your favorite drinking game rule?

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Episode 100 - Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
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September 12, 2014 08:31 AM PDT
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This week we're doing a short review of one of the big surprises of 2014: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare! For this special Episode 100 celebration, we're also looking back at where 'On The Rocks' started and where it plans on going in the future. We're also drinking Tactical Cuke Martinis and getting surprised by a very special guest!

Tactical Cuke Martini
- 1 1/2 oz gin
- 1/2 slice of lemon muddled
- 2 slices of cucumber muddled
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup

Indie Corner
- Frog Fractions (Browser)
- Fix the Sun (Browser)
- Puxxel (Browser)

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Episode 99 - Leftovers (Vol. 1)
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September 05, 2014 08:58 AM PDT
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This week we're reviewing our gaming Leftovers of the summer! These are gems that we played on the side that never got their own full-length review. We're also discussing our most anticipated games on this extended episode!

Kyle's Games
- Rogue Legacy
- Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
- P.T. aka Silent Hills

Nathans's Games
- CounterSpy
- Tearaway

Daves's Games
- Mass Effect Trilogy
- Chex Quest

Indie Corner
- The Lineup (Browser)
- OUTt (Browser)
- A Mother's Inferno (PC, MAC)

The Weekly Question:
What is your most anticipated game(s) of the year?

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