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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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Episode 118 - Apotheon
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February 26, 2015 09:46 AM PST

This week we're reviewing a game newly released on PSN: Apotheon! Hannah joins the show as we break down this action platformer. We're also talking about our favorite metroidvenia games while drinking copious amounts of red wine.

Special Guest - Hannah

Indie Corner
- One Take (MAC,PC)
- After the Credits (Browser)
- Superdimensional (Browser)

The Weekly Trope
Metroidvania:
Games with concepts shared by the Metroid and Castlevania.

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Episode 117 - Grim Fandango Remastered
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February 20, 2015 07:07 AM PST

This week we're breaking down the newly polished adventure game that is Grim Fandango Remastered! Does this game deserve a trip to the Ninth Underworld or is it destined to be sprouted? We're also talking about our favorite video game remakes while drinking Magic Hat's #9.

Indie Corner
- IronGate (MAC, PC)
- Ore Chasm (Browser)
- Disposables (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
The Remake: An updated version of an older video game.

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Episode 116 - Pixar
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February 13, 2015 07:41 AM PST

This week we're discussing one of the biggest and most beloved company's in the film industry: Pixar. Hannah joins the show as we talk about our favorite Pixar moments and why the company continues to produce high-quality films.

Special Guest - Hannah

Finding Nemo
- 1 Part Blue Curaçao
- 1 Part Orange Juice
- 1 Part Bacardi 151
- 1/2 Part Sour Apple Liqueur

Indie Corner
- Naut (PC, MAC)
- Loose Cannons (Browser)

The Weekly Question:
What is your favorite Pixar movie scene?

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Episode 115 - Far Cry 4
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February 03, 2015 07:21 AM PST

This week we're reviewing the beautiful open world of Far Cry 4! Does this game recapture the magic of it's predecessor or does it not take enough risks? We're also breaking down our favorite game hallucinations while drinking a potent island cocktail.

Himalaya Sunrise
- 3 oz. Gin
- 1/2 oz. Dry vermouth
- 1 oz. Maraschino cherry juice
- 2 Maraschino cherries  

Indie Corner
- Walk to the Door (Browser)
- FingerBoy (Browser)
- 12 Grapes (Browser)  

The Weekly Trope:
Hallucinations: Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been created by the mind.

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Episode 114 - Video Games: The Movie
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January 22, 2015 07:33 AM PST

This week we're reviewing a movie that flew under the radar in 2014: Video Games: The Movie. Is this documentary destined to be a modern classic or is it simply a video game love-fest? We're also breaking down our favorite single-screen games while drinking an arcade-themed cocktail.

Donkey Kong
- 1 oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. Coconut Rum
- 1 oz. Banana Liqueur
- 2 oz. Coke

Indie Corner
- Abandoned (Browser)
- Feed em' Burger (IOS, Android))
- Party Hard (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Single-Screen Games: Games in which levels (or the entire game) are displayed on the screen at once. No scrolling, no 3D movement. Everything is visible at once.

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Episode 113 - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
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January 22, 2015 07:21 AM PST

This week we're diving into the open-world orc-slaughterfest that is Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Does this game borrow too much from previous blockbuster titles? We're also discussing our favorite Puzzle Bosses while drinking barrels of homemade Grog.

Grog
- 2 oz. Bacardi 151
- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- 4 oz. hot water
- Slice of orange and a cinnamon stick

Indie Corner
- Secret Ponchos (PSN, Steam)
- Do or Die (Browser)
- Dear Santa, I Hate You (Browser)

The Weekly Trope:
Puzzle Boss: A boss that is beaten through trickery rather than brute force.

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