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Quick Shot - Game Value and Pricing
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June 06, 2019 01:00 PM PDT

Should game price factor into overall score? Is the Nintendo Tax a real thing? Are games too expensive? A We answer these questions and more in this installment of Quick Shot.

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Episode 262 - Dauntless
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May 31, 2019 01:04 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the more unique free-to-play games out there: Dauntless! Does this game slay the competition or is it stuck picking flowers? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Design-It-Yourself Equipment while drinking a monstrous cocktail.

The Behemoth
- 1 1/4 oz. Whiskey
- 1 1/4 oz. Monster Energy Drink
- 1/2 oz. Coke

Indie Corner (57:08)
- My Very Own Train Station (Browser)
- Shadow of Deception (Browser)
- ChickenStone (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:13:15)
Design-It-Yourself Equipment: Where game designers give the player the power and ability to craft your own instruments of destruction.

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Episode 261 - Pokémon Detective Pikachu
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May 23, 2019 11:23 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing the biggest video game movie of all time: Pokémon Detective Pikachu! Does this movie thunder shock us all? Or is it as painful as a Psyduck migraine? We're also talking about other video games we'd like to see turned into movies while drinking a very tart cocktail.

Mr. Mime
- 2 oz. Tequila
- 1/2 oz. Compari
- 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
- 3/4 oz. Honey

Indie Corner (48:45)
- My Time at Portia (Switch)
- Ding Dong XL (Switch)
- Episode - Choose Your Story (IOS)

The Weekly Question (1:13:40)
What games would you like to see get the movie treatment?

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Quick Shot - Worst Parts of Our Favorite Games
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May 16, 2019 01:23 PM PDT

What are the worst parts of our favorite video games? We answer this question and more in this installment of Quick Shot.

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Episode 260 - Avengers: Endgame
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May 09, 2019 01:37 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing the biggest movie release of the entire year: Avengers Endgame! Does this 3-hour film wrap up Phase 3 properly? We're also discussing our favorite tropes from Avengers: Endgame while drinking a very classy cocktail.

The Boulevardier
- 2 oz. Bourbon
- 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
- 1 oz. Compari

Indie Corner (1:10:35)
- Super Blood Hockey (Switch)
- 100ft Robot Golf (PSN)
- Pan-Pan (Switch)

The Weekly Question (1:33:25)
What are your favorite tropes from Avengers: Endgame?

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Episode 259 - Cuphead
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May 02, 2019 01:23 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest surprises of the year: Cuphead on Nintendo Switch! Does this game's visuals and music elevate this side-scrolling shooter to new heights? Or is it too punishing for it's own good? We're also discussing our favorite video game bosses in this extended episode!

Wally Warbles
- 1.5 oz. Scotch Whiskey
- 1.5 oz. Cream
- 1.5 oz. Milk
- 1 Egg Yolk

Indie Corner (1:09:14)
- Hell is Other Demons (Switch)
- My Blinded Love For You (Browser)
- Dawn of the Breakers (Switch)

The Weekly Question (1:25:55)
What are your favorite video game bosses?

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Quick Shot - Game Difficulty
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April 25, 2019 11:38 AM PDT

What is gaming difficulty? Are modern games too difficult or too easy? Should developers be obligated to put easy modes into their games? We answer these questions and more in this installment of Quick Shot.

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Episode 258 - FAR: Lone Sails
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April 18, 2019 01:40 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the most unique indie experiences of 2019: FAR: Lone Sails! Is this game an enjoyable journey, or are there too many road blocks holding it back? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope Silence is Golden during this very heated episode.

Combustion Engine
- 1/2 tsp. Sugar
- 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 1 tsp. Water
- 2 oz. Bourbon

Indie Corner (1:08:20)
- Ghost of a Tale (PS4, XBOX, Steam)
- The Power of What (Browser)
- Scrap Arms (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:28:54)
Silence is Golden - These are dialogue-less forms of media, ranging from television and movies, to video games.

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Episode 257 - 2019 MLB Games
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April 11, 2019 01:45 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing doing our first head-to-head review between the two big MLB gaming giants: RBI Baseball 19 and MLB The Show 19! Which one of these heavy-hitters reigns supreme? We're also talking about games and sports we'd like to see get the video game treatment while drinking a curvy cocktail.

12-6 Punch
- 1 Part Vodka
- 1 Part Strawberry Lemonade
- 3 Parts Budweiser Beer

Indie Corner
- Chapter 1 of Deltarune (Switch)
- RICO (Switch)
- Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Switch)

The Weekly Question
What unique sport or game would you like to see get the Video Game Treatment?

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Quick Shot - Gaming Addictions
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April 04, 2019 01:46 PM PDT

What is gaming addiction? What makes games addicting? What games do we find ourselves getting hooked on? We answer these questions and more in this first installment of Quick Shot by On The Rocks.

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