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Episode 237 - Leftovers (Vol. 11)
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July 25, 2018 08:33 AM PDT

This week we're talking about our gaming leftovers from the Summer! Hannah joins the episode as we break down Octopath Traveler, Earthfall, and Nathan's final thoughts on Detroit: Become Human! We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope Developers' Foresight.

Special Guest - Hannah

Indie Corner (49:04)
- Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Switch)
- PixelJunk Monsters 2 (Switch)

The Weekly Trope (1:07:41)
Developers' Foresight - These are little and usually unnecessary video game details that add to immersion.

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Episode 236 - Detroit: Become Human
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July 12, 2018 06:40 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing the latest game from the ambitious mind of David Cage: Detroit: Become Human! Does this branching storyline have a satisfying end? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope 20 Minutes into the Future while drinking a classic Detroit cocktail.

The Hummer
- 1.5 oz. Kahlúa
- 1.5 oz. Light Rum
- 2 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream
- 2 Ice Cubes

Indie Corner
- Westworld (IOS)
- Tiny Robot Justice Squad (MAC, PC)
- GunBot (Browser)

The Weekly Trope
20 Minutes into the Future - Stories that are set in the not so distant future.

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Episode 235 - West of Loathing
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June 28, 2018 12:23 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing the biggest indie surprise of 2018 so far: West of Loathing! Can the creators of the cult-classic Kingdom of Loathing do it again, but in The West? In the final episode of the recording studio, we're also reminiscing about the good ol' days.

Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale
Brewery - Alltech's Lexington Brewing
Style: Cream Ale
ABV: 5.50%

Indie Corner (50:30)
- Love Balls (IOS)
- Pokemon Quest (Switch)
- Super Science Friends: The Game (MAC, PC)

The Weekly Question (1:17:58)
What are our favorite memories at the old recording studio?

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Episode 234 - E3 2018
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June 14, 2018 11:31 AM PDT

This week we're breaking down our favorite moments from E3 2018! Which games stole the show? We're also reviewing a handful of indie titles and Dave and Nathan give their two cents on the newest Star Wars film.

Press Tart
Brewery - Rhinegeist
Style: Berliner Weissbier
ABV: 4.4%

Indie Corner (1:15:24)
- Runner3 (Switch)
- Long Gone Days (MAC,PC)
- Rise Up (IOS, Android)

The Weekly Question (1:32:54)
What did Dave and Nathan think about Solo: A Star Wars Story?

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Episode 233 - Leftovers (Vol. 10)
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May 25, 2018 09:04 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing we're quickly talking about our favorite games and rumors from Spring 2018! Colin drops by for this mini Leftovers episode dedicated to God of War, Poké-rumors, and more Infinity War! We're also talking about how we'd reboot our favorite franchises!

Indie Corner (35:38)
- Stickman Dismounting (Mobile)
- Draw Rider (Mobile)

The Weekly Question (40:18)
How would you reboot your favorite video game franchise?

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Episode 232 - Avengers: Infinity War
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May 16, 2018 01:12 PM PDT

This week we're breaking down and reviewing the biggest movie of 2018: Avengers: Infinity War! Is this star-studded film destined to be a superhero classic? We're also discussing our favorite useless super powers while drinking an IPA that is out of this... galaxy?

Galaxy-Hero
Brewery: Revolution Brewing
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7%

Indie Corner (1:10:49)
- King Oddball (PSN)
- Major Contract (IOS)
- The Great Tsunami Thief (Browser)
- Tomb of the Mask (IOS)

The Weekly Question (1:24:32)
What useless super power would you love to have?

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Episode 231 - Ready Player One (Film)
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May 02, 2018 08:12 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing the film adaptation of the first book we ever reviewed on our show: Ready Player One! Is this the action-packed video game movie we've all been waiting for? We're also talking about other books we'd like to see get the film/TV treatment while drinking some chilled sake.

Black and Gold
Gekkeikan
ABV: 15.6%
Class: Junmai-shu

Indie Corner (45:17)
- Clawbert (IOS)
- Pong Pong Egg (IOS)
- Slime Pizza (IOS)

The Weekly Question (1:00:23)
What books would you like to see turned into a movie or television series?

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Episode 230 - Far Cry 5
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April 18, 2018 11:44 AM PDT

This week we're reviewing one of the biggest games of early 2018: Far Cry 5! Does a new Montana setting rejuvenate this aged franchise? We're also talking about our favorite examples of emergent gameplay while drinking a cocktail that is quite popular in Big Sky Country.

Whiskey Ditch
- 2 oz. Whiskey
- 2 oz. Water
- Ice

Indie Corner (1:03:42)
- Almost a Hero (IOS)
- Kleptocats 2 (IOS)
- DPad Lab (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:16:16)
What are your favorite examples of Emergent Gameplay?

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Episode 229 - Hi-Bit/Remasters
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March 29, 2018 12:56 PM PDT

This week we're talking about two dominant game trends of 2018: Hi-Bit and Remakes/Remasters! Are pixelated and remade games here to stay? We're also talking about our favorite examples of the trope Anti-Frustration Features.

Who Cooks For You
Brewery: Jackie O's
Style: Double Dry-hopped Hazy Pale Ale
ABV: 5.5%

Indie Corner (50:46)
- Path Out (MAC, PC)
- Jazzy Beats (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:02:41)
Anti-Frustration Features - These are instances in a game where the established rules of the game are modified under certain circumstances.

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Episode 228 - Nintendo Switch
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March 19, 2018 01:01 PM PDT

This week we're reviewing the first year of the big N's newest console: The Nintendo Switch! How does the OTR crew rate this record breaking year? Mike joins the show and we also discuss our favorite examples of Time Travel in video games.

Special Guest - Mike

New Donk-hattan
- 3 oz. Bourbon
- 1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth
- 2-3 dashes bitters
- 1/4 oz. Maraschino Cherry Brine

Indie Corner (1:06:24)
- Mother Russia Bleeds (PSN, Steam)
- Bombing Busters (PSN)
- You Can't See Everything at Once (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:23:02)
What is your favorite example of Time Travel in video games?

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