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Episode 298 - Arcade1Up Cabinets
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July 07, 2020 07:42 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing some of the newest home arcade cabinets by Arcade1Up! Are these machines worth the investment, or are they too pricey for a trip down memory lane? We're also discussing our favorite arcade games of all time while partaking in a fire-y cocktail.

He's On Fire
- 1.5 oz. Vodka
- 1/2 tsp. Seedless Raspberry Jam
- 1/2 tsp. Bitters
- 3 oz. Club Soda

Indie Corner (1:01:10)
- Tonight We Riot (itch.io)
- A Short Hike (itch.io)
- A Morticians Tale (itch.io)

The Weekly Question (1:25:00)
What are your favorite arcade games of all time?

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Quick Shot - The Last of Us Part II Spoiler Review
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June 29, 2020 07:35 AM PDT

What do we REALLY think of The Last of Us Part II? Does a certain story moment really ruin the experience? Is Hotline Miami worth playing on the Vita? 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 297 - The Last of Us Part II
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June 26, 2020 11:55 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the most polarizing games of recent memory: The Last of Us Part II! Does this long-awaited sequel live up to expectations? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Scenery Porn, with a warming cocktail pairing.

She's No Gentleman
- 1.5 oz. Blended Scotch
- 3/4 oz. Chambord
- 1/2 oz Earl Grey syrup
- 1/2 oz. Cream

Indie Corner (1:04:15)
- Kentucky Route Zero (Switch)
- Impeached! (Browser)
- System Breach (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:21:07) 
Scenery Porn - The emphasis on luscious backgrounds with great detail, lovely lighting or both.

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Quick Shot - Shantae and the Seven Sirens
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June 22, 2020 10:16 AM PDT

What do we think of the newest Shantae game? Is Shantae and the Seven Sirens a worthy sequel in this beloved franchise? How has it done enough to stand out? 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 296 - Minecraft Dungeons
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June 16, 2020 10:01 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing the newest game from Mojang Studios: Minecraft Dungeons! Does this genre-shift for Minecraft hit all the switches? Or is it too skimpy on the loot? We're also discussing video games we'd like to see as comic books while pairing a decadent dessert drink.

Dirt Block
- 1.5 oz French Vanilla Kahlua
- 1.5 oz Amaretto
- 3 oz. Chocolate Milk
- Garnished with crushed Oreo crumbs

Indie Corner (54:55)
- A Fold Apart (Switch)
- Neversong (Apple Arcade)
- Lab Rat (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:13:53)
What video game stories would we like to see turned into comics?

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Quick Shot - Game Genres We Loathe and Why
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June 09, 2020 11:00 AM PDT

What are some of our least favorite gaming genres? Why do we dislike them so much? Are we open to branching out and trying new things? 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 - Self-Imposed Media Blackouts
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June 02, 2020 12:17 PM PDT

What is a self-imposed media blackout? Why should you or should you not do them? What games and movies have we done them for? 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 295 - Solar Opposites (Season 1)
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May 26, 2020 06:24 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing the newest show by Justin Roiland: Solar Opposites! Does this new cartoon sitcom take enough risks? Or is it forced to fight over candy in a post-apocalyptic society within the wall of an alien child's bedroom? We're also discussing our favorite bit characters while designing a punch that may lower your IQ.

Dumb Ray Punch
- 13oz packet of Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid
- 1 cup of Sugar
- 8 oz. Pineapple Juice
- 8 oz. Frozen Lemonade Concentrate
- 1/4 cup Sprite
- 1 cup Vodka

Indie Corner (38:40)
- Deliver (Browser)
- Alien Dream (Browser)
- Roundguard (Apple Arcade)

The Weekly Trope (54:03)
Bit Characters - A minor character in a cast. One that is smaller than a side character.

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Episode 294 - Streets of Rage 4
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May 08, 2020 04:01 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest gaming surprises of 2020: Streets of Rage 4? Does a 26-year hiatus lead to beat-em-up perfection? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Palette Swap!

Indie Corner (40:29)
- Wattam (PSN)
- Hellevator (Browser)
- Lamplight Hollow (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (58:40)
Palette Swap - A method for increasing the variety of game characters by reusing sprites, and simply changing the color palette.

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Episode 293 - Final Fantasy VII Remake
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April 29, 2020 08:59 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of our most anticipated games of 2020: Final Fantasy VII Remake! Does this slice of a 1997 classic do all the right things? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, New Game Plus, while drinking a special cocktail.

The Cosmo Cannon
- 4 oz. Whiskey
- 8 oz. Merlot (or Red Blend)
- 2 tbsp Simple Syrup
- 2 tbsp Lemon Juice

Indie Corner (47:03)
- Final Prophecy (Browser)
- Final Strife (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (55:55)
New Game Plus - An unlockable option of starting a new game using previous save date, allowing you to start with improved stats, armor, and gear.

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