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Episode 98 - Valiant Hearts: The Great War
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August 29, 2014 06:48 AM PDT
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This we're reviewing one of the bigger indie game releases this summer: Valiant Hearts: The Great War! Is this a heartfelt journey worth taking, or is it too easy for hardcore gamers? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope 'X Meets Y' while drinking a german favorite: Colaweizens!

Colaweizen
- 1 Part Coke
- 1 Part Hefeweizen

Indie Corner
- Space Wrestler (Browser)
- Standoff (Browser)
- Fire in the Hole (IOS)

The Weekly Trope:
X Meets Y: A formula primarily used to pitch an idea by expressing it as the sum of two separate, unrelated ideas.

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Episode 97 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
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August 22, 2014 08:13 AM PDT
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This week we're reviewing one of the biggest movie releases this summer: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Does this film successfully reboot the series or are we all going to get (knock, knock) shell shocked? We're also discussing the trope 'Weapon of Choice' while drinking our own form of Mutagen.

Mutagen
- 1 oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. Coconut Rum
- 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
- 3-4 dashes Bitters
- 3 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 1/2 oz. Lime Juice

Indie Corner
- Air Pressure (Browser)
- Cavenaut (PC)
- Avoid The Gloom (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Weapon of Choice: Weapons that are either a direct reflection of the characters personality or the traits commonly deemed to their character type.

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Episode 96 - Shovel Knight
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August 08, 2014 08:00 AM PDT
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This week we're breaking down one of the biggest surprises of the summer: Shovel Knight. Mike guest stars on a show full of tangents, surprising opinions, and retro-platforming goodness! The drink we're pairing with this game should put a smile on the The Troupple King's face!

Special Guest - Mike

Ichor of Boldness
- 1 oz. Blue Curacao
- 1 oz. Blueberry Schnapps
- 1 oz. Vodka
- Splash of 7-up
- Splash of Sour Mix

Indie Corner
- Dopaminium: The Heal Journey (Browser)
- One Last Dance For The Capitalist Pigs (Mac, PC)
- Into the Box (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Awesome But Impractical: A flashy feature that has limited usability for victory.

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Episode 95 - Broken Age (Act 1)
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July 25, 2014 07:35 AM PDT
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This week we're reviewing Act 1 of Tim Schafer's newest tale: Broken Age. Does this magical game rejuvenate the aging point-and-click adventure genre? We're also discussing our favorite point-and-clicks from the past while drinking a dangerous beer float concoction.

Ice Cream Avalanche
- 2 Scoops Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
- 1/4 Shot of Black Raspberry Liqueur
- 6 oz. Guinness

Indie Corner
- Defeat The Boss (Browser)
- Bjorn out in the Boonies (PC)
- Stick it to the Man (PSN)

The Weekly Trope:
Point-and-Click Game: The player must use their sense of logic to find and assemble various clues scattered around the scene in order to escape a locked area, uncover a mystery or complete a quest.

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Episode 94 - Infamous: Second Son
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July 18, 2014 11:24 AM PDT
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This week we're reviewing the third entry in the Infamous franchise: Infamous: Second Son. Is this the next generation experience we've been waiting for? We're also discussing the trope 'Difficult but Awesome' in this weeks Weekly Trope while drinking a smoky beer by Thirsty Dog.

Rail Dog Smoked Black Lager
Style: Schwarzbier
ABV: 6.70%

Indie Corner
- Super Murderwolf (Browser)
- And Everything Started to Fail (PC)
- Buzz Killem (IOS, Android)

The Weekly Trope:
Difficult but Awesome:
Difficult character/weapons that with enough practice and experience, turn out as awesome as advertised.

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Episode 93 - Watch_Dogs
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July 11, 2014 11:49 AM PDT
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This week we're breaking down the most highly anticipated games of the summer: Watch_Dogs. Is the gruff-voiced Aiden Pearce a true hero? You don't want to miss one of the biggest 'On The Rocks' disagreements ever recorded. We're also discussing our favorite open world games while drinking a controversially titled IPA.

Anti-Hero IPA
Revolution Brewing
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 70

Indie Corner
- Drizzle (Browser)
- Super Pixelander (IOS, Android)
- 10 More Bullets (Browser, IOS)

The Weekly Trope:
Wide Open Sandbox: There's no time limit. No restraints, no objectives, no requirements. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want.

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Episode 92 - Indie Game: The Movie
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July 03, 2014 07:20 AM PDT
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This week we're discussing one of the latest video game documentaries: Indie Game: The Movie. Ian joins the episode this week as we breakdown this honest look into the creation of some of today's most popular games, as well as our top picks for favorite video game facial hair.

Special Guest - Ian

Microbreweries
- Thirsty Dog
- Elevator Brewing Co.
- Fat Head's Brewery

Indie Corner
- Minusgrad (Browser)
- Steamworld Dog (PSN, 3DS, Steam)
- Shapik: The Quest (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Badass Beard: Few things say Badass the way well groomed facial hair does.

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Episode 91 - The XBOX
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June 27, 2014 07:35 AM PDT
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This week we're reviewing Microsoft's first jump to the gaming market: The XBOX. We're breaking down the hardware, it's innovations, and games you should be playing on it. We're also discussing our biggest gaming regrets while drinking the XBOX-themed, Green Machine.

Green Machine
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 2 oz. Sour Apple Pucker Schnapps
- 6 oz. Lemonade

Indie Corner
- VHS Story (Browser)
- 21 Bytes (Browser)
- 1001 Spikes (PSN, Steam)

Weekly Question:
What is your biggest gaming regret?

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Episode 90 - Rambo: The Video Game
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June 20, 2014 07:02 AM PDT
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This week we're breaking down one of the worst games of the last generation: Rambo: The Video Game. We also talk about our favorite examples of video game cover systems, our thoughts on the 2014 World Cup so far, and drink a headache inducing cocktail called The Wrath.

The Wrath
- 3 oz. Jägermeister
- Fill with Tonic Water

Indie Corner
- Wrong Way Racing (IOS, Android)
- Rival Knights (IOS, Android)
- A House in California (Mac, PC)

The Weekly Trope:
Take Cover: Games based on this trope are pretty much guaranteed to be full of waist-high obstacles to duck behind, no matter what environment you're in.

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Episode 89 - Mario Kart 8
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June 13, 2014 07:50 AM PDT
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This week we're reviewing the newest entry in one of Nintendo's flagship franchises: Mario Kart 8. We're also discussing our initial impressions on this years E3 as well as giving our top picks for video games that we think are cheaters! This drink we're pairing with this game is the Banana Peel.

Banana Peel
- 1 oz. Banana Liqueur
- 1 oz. Bailey's Irish Cream
- 1 oz. Whiskey
- 6 oz. Coffee

Indie Corner
- Deep Down In Space (Browser)
- Coma (Browser)
- Tiny Dice Dungeon (IOS, Android)

The Weekly Trope :
The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard: The computer player is a cheating bastard whenever the "rules" differ between you and AI-controlled opponents.

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