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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.

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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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.

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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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?

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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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)

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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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?

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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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.

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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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.

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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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.

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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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.

On The Rocks does not support underage drinking!

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