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We love video games and so do you! Every other week, we get together to talk about what we’ve been playing, gaming news, and dive deep into a weekly gaming-focused topic.

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    9: Almost Certainly Wrong

    Look, we love video games. Just not every aspect of every video game. Join us as we discuss the game mechanics, features, and design decisions that we haaate. Trust me, this one’s therapeutic. We also discuss the games we’ve been playing recently: Octopath Traveler, Monster Hunter World, We Happy Few, and The Binding of Isaac.

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    8: An Exemplary Example

    In our 8th episode, we’re all about Octopath Traveler! We talk all about the game’s mechanics and how it compares to the JRPGs it harkens back to. Story-wise, this episode is fairly spoiler-free, but as usual, use your own judgement if you haven’t played the game. We also briefly talk about other games we’ve been playing lately: Dark Souls III, Raw Data, and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

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    7: An Achievement For That?

    Like them or not, achievements are part of most major gaming platforms today. We talk about their history, the ones we like, the ones we don’t, and how they shape the way we approach games. We also briefly discuss the games we’ve been playing: The Binding of Isaac, Dark Souls II, Prey - Mooncrash, Diablo III, Octopath Traveler, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Super Mario Odyssey, and Splatoon 2.

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    6: Set Your Own Teammate On Fire

    Ride the Epoch back with us to 1995 as we discuss our impressions of the fantastic Square RPG Chrono Trigger. We also briefly discuss Prey (2017) and our favorite speed runs from Summer Games Done Quick 2018.

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    5: Transcend This Fleshy Shell

    E3 2018 has come and gone, and in this episode, we recap the announcements that we’re most excited about. We also talk about the games we’ve been playing: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, Moonlighter, Hollow Knight, Beat Saber, and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.

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    4: You Had Me At “Giant Rule Book”

    Your hosts go back in time in this very special episode about our childhoods in gaming. From the Commodore 64 to the Nintendo GameCube, join us in our journey back to the good ol’ days. We also talk about the games we’ve been playing recently: Dark Souls: Remastered, Space Pirate Trainer, For the King, Unworthy, Super Mario Odyssey, Octopath Traveler (Demo), and Scythe.

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    3: A Good out of Ten

    In this episode, we return to Rapture in BioShock Remastered. This is a spoiler-heavy episode in which we talk through our reactions to major events in the story and how the game and its mechanics have held up over the last decade. We also talk about the games we’ve been playing: Scythe, Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and Hollow Knight.

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    2: Get Your Own Pro Controller

    In this episode, we cover game difficulty and its effect on how we choose which games to play, whether Dark Souls is hard, and the ways in which difficult games offer affordances for less skilled players. We also talk about the games we’ve been playing: Far Cry 4, Super Mario Odyssey, Hollow Knight, Beat Saber, Firewatch, Prey (2017), and West of Loathing.

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    1: Yo, You’re a Hylian

    In this inaugural episode, we dive into our experiences playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild just over a year after it’s release. We also discuss Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Final Fantasy VI, Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and Celeste.