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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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Episode 270 - River City Girls
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September 16, 2019 12:23 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing a beautiful successor in the River City Ransom series: River City Girls! Does this retro-inspired brawler kick ass? Or is it simply stuck in the past? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope Game Gourmet while drinking a new take on a classic cocktail.

Sake Manhattan
- 1 3/4 oz. Junmai Sake
- 3/4 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
- 3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth
- 1-2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

Indie Corner (46:08)
- Heave Ho (Switch)
- Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble (Switch)
- Burning Embers (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (58:40)
Game Gourmet - Consumable food items in video games that give you health, stats, and perks.

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Episode 269 - Leftovers (Vol. 14)
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September 09, 2019 11:29 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing some of the bigger games of for the tail end of the summer 2019! Spyro, Final Fantasy 8, Control, and Astral Chain! Which of these new titles is worth a buy? We're also talking about some bold gaming predictions for the rest of 2019!

Lolita
Brewery: Goose Island
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.9%

The Games
- Doom 3
- FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy
- Horizon Chase Turbo
- Control
- Astral Chain

Indie Corner
- Dandy Dungeon - Legend of Brave Yamada (Switch)
- Mighty Switch Force! Collection (Switch)
- Steamworld Quest (Switch)

The Weekly Question
What are some of our boldest gaming predictions for the end of 2019?

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Quick Shot - Good & Bad Trophy/Achievement Lists
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August 29, 2019 01:00 PM PDT

What makes a good trophy/achievement list? What makes a bad one? What are some of our favorite trophies and achievements? 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 - Indie World Showcase
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August 22, 2019 01:01 PM PDT

What did we think of Nintendo's Indie World Showcase? Are there any exciting new indies coming? 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 268 - Wolfenstein: Youngblood
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August 15, 2019 01:20 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing the second spinoff in this legendary franchise: Wolfenstein: Youngblood! Are two heads better than one? Does this game take the series in a bold new direction? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope The Dog Was The Mastermind while drinking a citrus-y cocktail.

Orange Crush
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 1 oz. Cointreau
- 3 oz. Orange Juice
- Splash of Sprite
- 1/4 oz. Grenadine

Indie Corner (1:14:44)
- Songbird Symphony (Switch)
- Bear With Me: The Lost Robots (Switch)
- Bot Vice (Switch)

The Weekly Trope (1:35:50)
The Dog Was the Mastermind - When the villain turns out to be the least conspicuous person possible.

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Episode 267 - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
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August 08, 2019 01:25 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing the biggest superhero game of the entire year: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order! Does this shiny new sequel take the series in an exciting direction? We're also discussing our favorite superhero games of all time while drinking a refreshingly bland beverage.

White Claw® Hard Seltzer
Flavor: Ruby Grapefruit
ABV: 5%

Indie Corner (58:49)
- Ghost Ride Da Whip (Browser)
- Beast Pixels (Browser)
- Spider-Man's Adventure (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:09:22)
What are your favorite superhero video games?

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