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Episode 252 - Eggggg
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February 14, 2019 10:40 AM PST

This week we're reviewing one of the strangest indie titles out there: Eggggg! Does this puking platformer steal our heart? Or do we just end up with egg on our faces? We're also discussing our favorite secret levels in video games while drinking a wintertime favorite.

Spiked Eggnog
- 1.5 oz. Dark Rum
- 6-8 oz. Eggnog
- 1 dash of Cinnamon

Indie Corner (48:47)
- Claybook (PSN)
- Yoku's Island Express (Switch)

The Weekly Trope (1:02:31)
Secret Levels - Hidden video game levels that aren't necessary to finish the game.

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Episode 251 - Resident Evil 2 (2019)
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February 07, 2019 12:17 PM PST

This week we're reviewing the first big blockbuster of 2019: Resident Evil 2! Does this beautiful remake bring the scares? Or is this just an aging franchise? Matt joins the episode as we also discuss our favorite examples of the trope, Too Awesome to Use, while drinking a real weed-killer of a cocktail.

Special Guest - Matt from Gameawry.com

Herbicide
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 1/4 oz. Triple sec
- 1/4 oz. Blue Curaçao

Indie Corner (1:25:41)
- Vane (PSN)
- Bury Me, My Love (Switch)
- Ninja Baseball Bat Man (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:48:16)
Too Awesome to Use - It's flashy and unstoppable. But it's also single-use and impossibly scarce. Yup, it's going to end up sitting in your inventory until the end of time.

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Episode 250 - Strange Brigade
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January 28, 2019 09:11 AM PST

This week we're reviewing one of the bigger sleeper hits of 2018: Strange Brigade! Is this game a wallop of a good time? We're also discussing our favorite puzzles in video games while drinking a blighter of a cocktail.

Stiff Earl Grey
- 6 oz. cold Earl Grey tea
- 1 1/4 oz. Gin
- 1 1/4 oz. Honey Simple Syrup (1 part Honey, 5 parts Water)
- 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice

Indie Corner (43:00)
- Strange Therapy (Browser)
- Strange New World (Browser)
- The Strange Adventures of SphereBot (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:04:29)
Set Piece Puzzle - Typically some sort of device, usually a complicated machine, whose controls must be operated in a particular way to solve the puzzle.

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Episode 249 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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January 21, 2019 08:20 AM PST

This week we're reviewing the biggest Nintendo Switch game of 2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Will this game brawl it's way to the top? Or is full of too much Kirby fluff? We're also discussing our favorite Duels of all time while drinking a royal cocktail.

King K. Roo
- 1 oz. Crown Royal Whiskey
- 1.5 oz. Melon Liqueur
- 1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
- 4 oz. Sprite

Indie Corner (49:45)
- GRIS (Switch)
- Iconoclasts (PSN)
- Papers, Please (PSN)

The Weekly Trope (1:14:43)
Duel - A contest with deadly weapons arranged between two people in order to settle a point of honor.

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Episode 248 - 2018 Rockies
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December 26, 2018 12:20 PM PST

This week we're giving out our awards for the 2018 Rockies! Which games rose to the top this year? We're also looking forward to 2019 and talking about what we're most excited for in the new year! Happy holidays! See you all next year!

Categories
- Biggest Meh of the Year
- Best Mode of Transportation
- Biggest Surprise
- Biggest Regret
- Prominent Theme of the Year
- Favorite Drinking Buddy
- Best Game of the Year

Indie Corner (1:36:02)
- Florence (IOS)
- 11-11: Memories Retold (PSN)
- A Way Out (PSN)

The Weekly Question (2:00:15)
What movies and video games are you most excited for in 2019?

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Episode 247 - Pokémon: Let's Go!
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December 06, 2018 11:49 AM PST

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest games for the Switch in 2019: Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee! Does this first mainline Pokémon game make a successful jump onto consoles? We're also talking about our hopes for Pokémon 2019 while drinking a shocking cocktail.

Pikachu Martini
- 1 1/2 oz. Vodka
- 1 1/2 oz. Orange Juice
- 3/4 oz. Red Bull
- 1/2 oz. Grenadine

Indie Corner (1:01:51)
- Speedly (Browser)
- Bouncy Bob (Switch)
- Super Fists (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:14:09)
What do you want to see in 2019 Pokémon?

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Episode 246 - Gaming Backlogs
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November 29, 2018 10:47 AM PST

This week we're going to be breaking down Nathan's huge gaming backlog. Can we successfully narrow down his list to our top 5 recommendations? We're also going to be revisiting our 2018 gaming resolutions from last year to see if we've kept them up.

Pickleback
- 1 shot of Whiskey
- 1 shot of Pickle Juice

Indie Corner (58:56)
- Dead by Daylight (PSN)
- Absolver (PSN)
- Dust: An Elysian Tale (PSN)

The Weekly Question (1:20:45)
Did we fulfill our 2018 resolutions made last year?

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Episode 245 - Red Dead Redemption 2
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November 15, 2018 11:30 AM PST

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest games of the year: Red Dead Redemption 2! Can this game possibly live up to the hype? Andrew rejoins this extended episode as we breakdown this title, share stories, drink bourbon, and talk about our favorite examples of the trope, Unexpectedly Realistic Gameplay.

Special Guest - Andrew

Woodford Reserve
- Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- 90.4 Proof

Indie Corner (1:50:40)
- Zarvot (Switch)
- Laser League (PSN)
- Shattered (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (2:11:40)
Unexpectedly Realistic Gameplay - Moments in video games that are way more realistic than you expect them to be.

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Episode 244 - Horror Shor Films
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October 31, 2018 12:50 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing three horror-themed short films: The Rizzle, Perished, and Canis! Do these movies capture elevate themselves to something special? We're also discussing our favorite Halloween candy and Halloween memories while drinking a potent cider punch!

Apple Pie Jug
- 1 gallon Apple Juice
- 1 gallon Apple Cider
- 1.75 Liter (Handle) of Everclear
- 8 cinnamon sticks

Indie Corner (53:06)
- Wandersong (Switch)
- Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (PSN)
- Crash World (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:10:39)
What are your favorite Halloween candy and Halloween memories?

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Episode 243 - Telltale Games
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October 18, 2018 11:30 AM PDT

This week we're having a big ol' discussion about Telltales Games! We're breaking down what they did for the industry, our favorite Telltale game moments, and finishing up the episode by talking about our favorite tropes in Telltale games.

Long Island Ice Tea
- 1/2 oz. Rum
- 1/2 oz. Gin
- 1/2 oz. Tequila
- 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
- 1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
- 1 oz. Coke

Indie Corner (1:10:42)
- The Gardens Between (PSN)
- Down Ward (Browser)
- Rainswept (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:29:50)
What are your favorite tropes in Telltale video games?

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