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Episode 305 - Game Pass Grab Bag
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October 23, 2020 11:35 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing a collection of Game Pass games that we were each all recommended: Indivisible, Sunset Overdrive, and Hotshot Racing! Are these games worth a look on Microsoft's digital service? We're also talking about games we'd love to see on Game Pass.

Overcharge
-1.5 oz. Vodka
- 6 oz. Orange Juice
- A Splash of Orange Energy Drink

Indie Corner (52:34)
- Speed Dating for Ghosts (itch.io)
- Fugue in Void (itch.io)
- Gun Rounds (IOS)

The Weekly Question (1:10:35)
What games would we like to see on Game Pass?

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Quick Shot - Nintendo 3DS
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October 16, 2020 10:55 AM PDT

Is the Nintendo 3DS the best handheld system of all time? Was the 3D slider just a gimmick? What are some of our favorite 3DS games? We answer these questions and more in this installment of Quick Shot.

Theme Music - "I Love Holy Daze" by Geir Tjelta

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Episode 304 - Super Mario 3D All-Stars
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October 09, 2020 12:29 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest surprises to land on the Switch this year: Super Mario 3D All-Stars! Is this the greatest game collection on Nintendo's handheld? Or is it a lackluster celebration for Mario's 35th Anniversary. We're also discussing our favorite Battle Music while drinking a twist on a classic cocktail.

The Bee Suit
- 2 oz. Bourbon
- 1 oz. Lemon Juice
- 1/2 oz. Honey

Indie Corner (1:00:49)
- Dungeons and Lesbians (itch.io)
- Sewer Rave (itch.io)
- Cats are Liquid (itch.io)

The Weekly Trope (1:13:56)
Battle Music - Music that plays during a boss or strong enemy encounter.

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Quick Shot - Hades
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October 02, 2020 12:04 PM PDT

What exactly is Hades? Does this game stand up to Supergiant's other games? Is this indie title in contention for Game of the Year? We answer these questions and more in this installment of Quick Shot.

Theme Music - "I Love Holy Daze" by Geir Tjelta

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Quick Shot - Video Game Pet Peeves
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September 25, 2020 09:46 AM PDT

What exactly is a pet peeve? What are some of our video game pet peeves? How many times will we say pet peeve this episode? We answer these questions and more in this installment of Quick Shot.

Theme Music - "I Love Holy Daze" by Geir Tjelta

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Episode 303 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
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September 18, 2020 11:51 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the more exciting remakes in recent memory: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2! Does this classic franchise age beautifully? Or was this collection not made with enough love? Andy joins the podcast as we also discuss older games we'd like to see remade.

Special Guest - Andy

Stay West
Brewery: Breakside Brewery
Style: West Coast IPA
ABV: 7%

Indie Corner (42:56)
- Pixel Fireplace (itch.io)
- Where is Cat? (itch.io)

The Weekly Question (53:27)
What video game remakes would we love to see?

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Episode 302 - Spiritfarer
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September 11, 2020 11:05 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of Kyle's most anticipated games of the entire year: Spiritfarer! Is this a magical journey every spirit should take? Or is it too ambitious for it's own good? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Civilized Animal while crafting a caffeinated cocktail.

Gwen-tini
- 8 oz. Chai Tea Latte concentrate
- 8 oz. Milk
- 1.5 oz. Kahlua
- 3 oz. Espresso
- Coffee Ice Cubes

Indie Corner (40:00)
- Cook Serve Delicious 2 (itch.io)
- Fossil Echo (itch.io)
- Eternal Castle Remastered (Switch)

The Weekly Trope (58:52)
Civilized Animal - Animals that exhibit some form of civilized manner, but otherwise occupy their species's natural role in the ecosystem and food chain.

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Quick Shot - Carrion
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September 04, 2020 12:00 PM PDT

Is Carrion the best reverse horror game? Can a Metroidvania work without a map? Does the satisfying gameplay make up for a repetitive experience? We answer these questions and more in this installment of Quick Shot.

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Quick Shot - Takeshi and Hiroshi
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August 28, 2020 10:10 AM PDT

What exactly is Takeshi and Hiroshi? What's it like designing your own video game? Is this world of puppet animal worth diving into? We answer these questions and more in this installment of Quick Shot.

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Episode 301 - Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
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August 21, 2020 10:15 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the craziest party games of 2020: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout! Does this new battle royale grab the crown? Or is it sent rumbling-stumbling into a pit of slime? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, And Your Reward is Clothes, while drinking a "hit" of a cocktail.

The Hit Parade
- 2 oz. Whiskey
- 2 tsp. Simple Syrup
- 1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. Grated Ginger

Indie Corner (52:57)
- Signs of the Sojourner (itch.io)
- Hidden Folks (itch.io)
- Anodyne (itch.io)

The Weekly Trope (1:13:32)
And Your Reward is Clothes - Getting rewarded in video games with clothing and armor.

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