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Episode 256 - Google Stadia
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March 21, 2019 01:03 PM PDT

This week we're discussing our thoughts on Google's newest announcement: Google Stadia! Will  this new platform change the gaming landscape forever? We're also talking about our impressions from March's Nindie Showcase while drinking a very berry beverage.

Stadia
- 1 oz. Captain Morgan
- 1.5 oz. Cranberry/Pomegranate Juice
- 1.5 oz. Hard Cider

Indie Corner (1:02:05)
- Rumble Stumble Tumble (Browser)
- Full Metal Furies (Switch)
- The Curse of Malnoir (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:18:39)
What are you most excited for coming out of the March 2019 Nindies Showcase?

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Episode 255 - Baba Is You
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March 14, 2019 10:32 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest indie surprises of 2019: Baba Is You! Does this unique puzzler push all the right buttons? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Voluntary Shapeshifting, while drinking a strange twist on the margarita.

The Jägerita
- 2 oz Jägermeister
- 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
- 1 oz. Sour Mix

Indie Corner (42:03)
- ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove (Switch)
- Quest for the Golden Duck (Switch)
- Eye Contact (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:02:13)
Voluntary Shapeshifting - A character with the power to transform and reshape his or her body.

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Episode 254 - Leftovers (Vol. 12)
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March 07, 2019 11:05 AM PST

This week we're reviewing our gaming and book leftovers from Winter 2019! From Persona 5 and Inside to NBA 2K19 and Ape Out, we give our thoughts on the stuff that has been entertaining us through the last few cold months. We're also designing our own Pokémon for Generation 8!

The Menu
- Persona 5
- Inside
- Far Cry New Dawn
- The Chalk Man
- NBA 2K19
- Ape Out

Indie Corner (56:37)
- Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight (Switch)
- Horizon Chase Turbo (PS4)
- Wargroove (Switch)

The Weekly Question (1:27:04)
What kind of Pokémon would we design for Generation 8?

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Episode 253 - Apex Legends
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February 21, 2019 11:24 AM PST

This week we're reviewing the biggest of surprise of 2019 so far: Apex Legends! Does this new entry to the Battle Royale genre change the game? Lisa also joins the show as we discuss our thoughts on Tetris 99 and the past and future of the Battle Royale genre.

Special Guest - Lisa

Apex Predator
- 2 oz. Orange Juice
- 1.5 oz. Bourbon
- 1 tbsp Simple Syrup
- 1 Jalapeño, sliced
- 2 oz. Indian Pale Ale

Indie Corner (49:12)
- Drowning (PSN, Switch)
- LOVE (Switch)
- Rogue Aces (PSN)

The Weekly Trope (1:11:15)
Battle Royale Games - Several players enter a large battlefield and are tasked with killing each other until only one player, or team of players, is left alive.

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Episode 252 - Eggggg
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February 14, 2019 10:40 AM PST

This week we're reviewing one of the strangest indie titles out there: Eggggg! Does this puking platformer steal our heart? Or do we just end up with egg on our faces? We're also discussing our favorite secret levels in video games while drinking a wintertime favorite.

Spiked Eggnog
- 1.5 oz. Dark Rum
- 6-8 oz. Eggnog
- 1 dash of Cinnamon

Indie Corner (48:47)
- Claybook (PSN)
- Yoku's Island Express (Switch)

The Weekly Trope (1:02:31)
Secret Levels - Hidden video game levels that aren't necessary to finish the game.

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Episode 251 - Resident Evil 2 (2019)
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February 07, 2019 12:17 PM PST

This week we're reviewing the first big blockbuster of 2019: Resident Evil 2! Does this beautiful remake bring the scares? Or is this just an aging franchise? Matt joins the episode as we also discuss our favorite examples of the trope, Too Awesome to Use, while drinking a real weed-killer of a cocktail.

Special Guest - Matt from Gameawry.com

Herbicide
- 2 oz. Vodka
- 1/4 oz. Triple sec
- 1/4 oz. Blue Curaçao

Indie Corner (1:25:41)
- Vane (PSN)
- Bury Me, My Love (Switch)
- Ninja Baseball Bat Man (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:48:16)
Too Awesome to Use - It's flashy and unstoppable. But it's also single-use and impossibly scarce. Yup, it's going to end up sitting in your inventory until the end of time.

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Episode 250 - Strange Brigade
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January 28, 2019 09:11 AM PST

This week we're reviewing one of the bigger sleeper hits of 2018: Strange Brigade! Is this game a wallop of a good time? We're also discussing our favorite puzzles in video games while drinking a blighter of a cocktail.

Stiff Earl Grey
- 6 oz. cold Earl Grey tea
- 1 1/4 oz. Gin
- 1 1/4 oz. Honey Simple Syrup (1 part Honey, 5 parts Water)
- 1/2 oz. Lemon Juice

Indie Corner (43:00)
- Strange Therapy (Browser)
- Strange New World (Browser)
- The Strange Adventures of SphereBot (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:04:29)
Set Piece Puzzle - Typically some sort of device, usually a complicated machine, whose controls must be operated in a particular way to solve the puzzle.

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Episode 249 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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January 21, 2019 08:20 AM PST

This week we're reviewing the biggest Nintendo Switch game of 2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Will this game brawl it's way to the top? Or is full of too much Kirby fluff? We're also discussing our favorite Duels of all time while drinking a royal cocktail.

King K. Roo
- 1 oz. Crown Royal Whiskey
- 1.5 oz. Melon Liqueur
- 1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
- 4 oz. Sprite

Indie Corner (49:45)
- GRIS (Switch)
- Iconoclasts (PSN)
- Papers, Please (PSN)

The Weekly Trope (1:14:43)
Duel - A contest with deadly weapons arranged between two people in order to settle a point of honor.

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Episode 248 - 2018 Rockies
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December 26, 2018 12:20 PM PST

This week we're giving out our awards for the 2018 Rockies! Which games rose to the top this year? We're also looking forward to 2019 and talking about what we're most excited for in the new year! Happy holidays! See you all next year!

Categories
- Biggest Meh of the Year
- Best Mode of Transportation
- Biggest Surprise
- Biggest Regret
- Prominent Theme of the Year
- Favorite Drinking Buddy
- Best Game of the Year

Indie Corner (1:36:02)
- Florence (IOS)
- 11-11: Memories Retold (PSN)
- A Way Out (PSN)

The Weekly Question (2:00:15)
What movies and video games are you most excited for in 2019?

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Episode 247 - Pokémon: Let's Go!
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December 06, 2018 11:49 AM PST

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest games for the Switch in 2019: Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu and Eevee! Does this first mainline Pokémon game make a successful jump onto consoles? We're also talking about our hopes for Pokémon 2019 while drinking a shocking cocktail.

Pikachu Martini
- 1 1/2 oz. Vodka
- 1 1/2 oz. Orange Juice
- 3/4 oz. Red Bull
- 1/2 oz. Grenadine

Indie Corner (1:01:51)
- Speedly (Browser)
- Bouncy Bob (Switch)
- Super Fists (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:14:09)
What do you want to see in 2019 Pokémon?

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