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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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Episode 242 - Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn
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October 02, 2018 11:02 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing a reboot of a video game classic: Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn! Is this game truly as bad as it's predecessor? We're also talking about our favorite examples of video game Power-ups while drinking a very famous apéritif.

Negroni
- 1 oz. Gin
- 1 oz. Sweet Vermouth
- 1 oz. Compari
- Garnish with Orange Peel

Indie Corner (39:45)
- Old School Musical (Switch)
- The Unknown City (PS4)
- Don't Give Up (Mac, PC)

The Weekly Trope (1:06:18)
Power-up - Something which is found in the game environment that bestows a positive benefit.

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Episode 241 - Marvel's Spider-Man
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September 20, 2018 11:46 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the most highly anticipated games of the entire year: Marvel's Spider-Man! Is this the pinnacle of superhero video games? We're also talking about our favorite Collectibles while drinking our own version of Devil's Breath.

Devil's Breath
- 3 oz. Jim Beam Devil's Cut
- 1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth
- 1/4 oz. Grenadine
- 3-4 dashes Angostura Bitters
- 1-2 Luxardo Marachino Cherries

Indie Corner (1:01:35)
- Pizza Defender (Browser)
- Princess Apocalypse (Browser)
- The World the Children Made (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:15:19)
What are your favorite in-game collectibles?

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Episode 240 - A Quiet Place
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September 12, 2018 12:13 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest thriller movies of the year: A Quiet Place! Is this monster movie an instant classic? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Nothing is Scarier, while drinking a semi-corny drink.

Sweet Corn Cocktail
- 2 oz. Bourbon
- 1/2 oz. Dry Vermouth
- 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
- 1/2 Cup Corn Kernals (Muddled)

Indie Corner (38:27)
- Smack-a-bun (Browser)
- Source of Madness (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (48:29)
Nothing is Scarier - A horror trope where fear isn't induced by a traumatic visual or by a physical threat, but by the sole lack of an event.

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Episode 239 - Donut County
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September 05, 2018 11:52 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the most intriguing puzzle games of this generation: Donut County! Is there more to this hole than meets the eye? We're also talking about prominent tropes from games we've been playing and movies we've been watching while drinking a deliciously decadent cocktail.

Glazed Donut
- 1.5 oz Cake Vodka
- 1 oz. Creme de Cacao
- 3 oz. Half & Half
- 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Indie Corner (43:00)
- Pool Panic (Switch)
- Hidden My Game by Mom 3 (IOS)
- Hunk Hustler (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:04:22)
What prominent tropes have you noticed in the media you've consumed lately?

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Episode 238 - Earthfall
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August 23, 2018 11:43 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing the sci-fi team-based shooter: Earthfall! Does this game scratch our Left 4 Dead itch? We're also talking about our favorite examples of the trope, Excuse Plot, while drinking an otherworldly cocktail.

The Alien
- 2 oz. White Rum
- 1/2 oz. Blue Curacao
- 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
- 4 oz. Sprite

Indie Corner (59:12)
- Don't Knock Twice (PS4, Switch)
- Just Shapes & Beats (Switch)
- Transmogrify (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:17:07)
Excuse Plot - These are throw-away plots that only seem to exist because people feel silly doing things for no reason.

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Episode 237 - Leftovers (Vol. 11)
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July 25, 2018 08:33 AM PDT

This week we're talking about our gaming leftovers from the Summer! Hannah joins the episode as we break down Octopath Traveler, Earthfall, and Nathan's final thoughts on Detroit: Become Human! We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope Developers' Foresight.

Special Guest - Hannah

Indie Corner (49:04)
- Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Switch)
- PixelJunk Monsters 2 (Switch)

The Weekly Trope (1:07:41)
Developers' Foresight - These are little and usually unnecessary video game details that add to immersion.

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Episode 236 - Detroit: Become Human
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July 12, 2018 06:40 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing the latest game from the ambitious mind of David Cage: Detroit: Become Human! Does this branching storyline have a satisfying end? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope 20 Minutes into the Future while drinking a classic Detroit cocktail.

The Hummer
- 1.5 oz. Kahlúa
- 1.5 oz. Light Rum
- 2 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream
- 2 Ice Cubes

Indie Corner
- Westworld (IOS)
- Tiny Robot Justice Squad (MAC, PC)
- GunBot (Browser)

The Weekly Trope
20 Minutes into the Future - Stories that are set in the not so distant future.

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