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Episode 280 - Pokémon Sword & Shield
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December 02, 2019 12:03 PM PST

This week we're reviewing the biggest Nintendo release of the entire year: Pokémon Sword & Shield! Does this first mainline console outing take the series to wild places? Or is it still stuck in the tall grass? Johnnie joins the episode as we also talk about our favorite examples of the trope, Unlikely Hero!

Special Guest - Johnnie

Maractus
- 2 oz. Gin
- 1 oz. Lemon Juice
- 2 tsp Simple Syrup
- 1/2 oz. Black Raspberry Liqueur

Indie Corner (1:12:48)
- Nearsight (Browser)
- Domiverse (Switch)
- Disabled Hospital (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:28:12)
Unlikely Hero - A character who gets involved in all sorts of craziness in defiance of all reasonable logic.

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Episode 279 - Disney+
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November 21, 2019 01:11 PM PST

This week we're taking a look at the newest streaming service in town: Disney+! Is this a nostalgic match made in heaven? Colin re-joins the crew as we breakdown some noteworthy originals, nitpick a few issues, and talk about our favorite Disney movie tropes of all time!

Captain Phasma
- 1 part Captain Morgans Spiced Rum
- 2 parts Zesty Blood Orange Coke

Indie Corner (1:02:48)
- New Super Lucky's Tale (Switch)
- Sparklite (PS4)
- Preventive Strike (Switch)

The Weekly Trope (1:26:37)
What are your favorite disney movie tropes?

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Episode 278 - Luigi's Mansion 3
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November 14, 2019 10:24 AM PST

This week we're reviewing the spookiest game to hit the Nintendo Switch this fall: Luigi's Mansion 3! Does this game blow away the competition? Or does it just... suck? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Hopeless Boss Fight, while drinking a gooey cocktail.

Gooigi
- 1 Part Whiskey
- 2 Parts Melon Liqueur
- 2 Parts Sweet & Sour Mix

Indie Corner (54:07)
- Asphalt 9: Legends (Switch)
- Spidersaurs (Apple Arcade)
- EarthNight (Apple Arcade)

The Weekly Trope (1:14:04)
Hopeless Boss Fight - Boss encounters that the player is not meant to win.

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Episode 277 - Leftovers (Vol. 15)
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November 07, 2019 10:46 AM PST

This week we're reviewing and re-reviewing two of the biggest games of the Fall 2019! Is Obsidian's new game out of this world? Is Control worth trophy hunting? We're also discussing our favorite video game robots in this hodgepodge of an episode.

The Games
- Control
- The Outer Worlds

Indie Corner (46:22)
- Lonely Mountains: Downhill (PS4)
- Pilgrims (Apple Arcade)
- Outlanders (Apple Arcade)

The Weekly Question (1:12:05)
What is your favorite video game robot?

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Episode 276 - Classic Horror Films
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October 31, 2019 12:27 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing Classic Horror Films from the 1940's and 50's! Gaslight, The Thing From Another World, and Les Diaboliques! Do these movies stand the test of time? We're also discussing our favorite and least favorite horror film tropes in this Halloween-themed episode!

Bordeaux
Winery: Michel Lynch
Location: Bordeaux, France
Year: 2016

Indie Corner (43:47)
- Valfaris (Switch)
- The Bradwell Conspiracy (Apple Arcade)
- Grindstone (Apple Arcade)

The Weekly Question (1:06:35)
What are your favorite and least favorite horror movie tropes?

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Episode 275 - Concrete Genie
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October 28, 2019 08:12 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the indie titles of the entire year: Concrete Genie! Does this game draw us into it's world? Or is it as dull as a used crayon? We're also talking about our favorite examples of motion/touch controls in games while drinking a very mysterious cocktail.

Darkness
- 1.5 oz. Gin
- 1 oz. Blue Curaçao
- 1 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
- 1 oz. Grenadine
- 1 oz. Cranberry Juice

Indie Corner (52:22)
- Neo Cab (Apple Arcade)
- Wilmot's Warehouse (Switch)

The Weekly Question (108:56)
What are your favorite examples of motion and touch-controls?

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Episode 274 - Apple Arcade
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October 14, 2019 09:42 AM PDT

This week we're talking all about Apple's newest subscription service: Apple Arcade! Is this gaming platform worth the money? What available games are worth your time? We're also talking about games we'd love to see on this fancy new service.

Green Apple
Brewery: Angry Orchard
Style: Hard Cider
ABV: 5%

Indie Corner (1:12:43)
- Ori and the Blind Forest (Switch)
- Multislay (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:24:25)
What games would we like to see on Apple Arcade?

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Episode 273 - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
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October 07, 2019 10:47 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the most exciting remakes of all time: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening! Does an adorable new coat of paint make this a must-have gaming experience? We're also discussing video game mashups we'd like to see while drinking a cocktail designed by our very own Dave.

Red Rupee
- 2 oz. Cranberry Juice
- 3/4 oz. Lime Juice
- 3/4 oz. Simple Syrup
- 1 1/2 oz. Gin
- 1.5 oz. Club Soda (Optional)

Indie Corner (48:42)
- Untitled Goose Game (Switch)
- Steel Rats (PS4)

The Weekly Question (1:07:14)
What video game mashups would you like to see?

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Episode 272 - Borderlands 3
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September 30, 2019 10:04 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest titles of the entire year: Borderlands 3! Is this game just more of the same or has a lengthy time between games created some stunning new mechanics? Andy joins the episode and we also discuss our favorite examples of the trope Big Creepy-Crawlies.

Special Guest - Andy

Gunslinger
- 2 oz. Rye or Bourbon Whiskey
- 12 ml Woodford Reserve Cocktail Bitters
- 1 tsp. Bourbon Smoked Sugar
- 1 oz. Club Soda

Indie Corner (53:54)
- Necrosphere Deluxe (PS4)
- Gladiator: Blades of Fury (PS4)
- Battle Chef Brigade (Switch/PS4)

The Weekly Trope (1:13:44)
Big Creepy-Crawlies - Simply put, these are creepy giant bugs.

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Episode 271 - Knights and Bikes
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September 23, 2019 07:40 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of our most anticipated indie games of this console generation: Knights and Bikes! Does this game have enough charm to bike ride it's way into our hearts? Or is it as fun as a soggy sock? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope Power-Up Mount while drinking a feathery-friend-inspired beer.

Next Coast IPA
Brewery: Goose Island Brewery
Style: Indian Pale Ale
ABV: 7%

Indie Corner (50:05)
- Cadence of Hyrule (Switch)
- The Tower of Beatrice (Switch)
- Relics of Dream (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:09:09)
Power-up Mount - Rideable creatures or small vehicles that give the player added firepower, skills, or health.

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