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Apr 232015
 
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It’s the week of 4/20, which means you probably spent most of Monday massaging your temples in anguish as the Internet brayed endless weed jokes and used the word “ganja” unironically. Well, tough, because it’s not over yet — we’re late to the party, Henry Gilbert is back on the show, and we’re getting our smoke on. Or, well, the protagonists in this week’s Top 5 are, as we count down a selection of games in which you can watch your avatar get high. Then there’s some chat about Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China (during which we somehow fail to make any “chronic” puns) and Killing Floor 2, as well as a whole lot of talk about the weekend’s two big Star Wars trailers: The Force Awakens, and EA’s Battlefront.

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Apr 162015
 
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Do you often find yourself rooting for the bad guys, sometimes even when they’re not snappier dressers than the heroes? You’re not alone, and a lot of games cater to your dark impulses with the option to play as their Big Bads and put the sappy good guys in their place. Along with special guest Heidi Kemps of gaming.moe, we explore five of our favorite villain experiences this week, followed by a spirited discussion of Mortal Kombat X, Westerado: Double Barreled, Grand Theft Auto V on PC, and your last memories of being in an arcade.

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Apr 092015
 
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With David Lynch dropping out (at least temporarily) of the Twin Peaks resurrection over the weekend, the time was ripe for an idea that’s been sitting on our back burner for a while: games that borrowed heavily from the landmark ’90s show, forging their own uniquely weird identities in the process. Some of them may even surprise you. There’s also some light talk about Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, excitement over Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and ranting over Amiibos, and a look at your favorite April Fool’s gags of 2015.

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Apr 022015
 
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San Francisco seems to get destroyed a lot more often than most other cities in fiction, and that includes games – so this week, we take a look at five games that wreaked the most destruction on VGA’s hometown. Then there’s some extended Bloodborne chat with Michael Grimm, a bit of excitement over Axiom Verge, and a look at the games you said made purchasing a new console or video card worthwhile.

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Mar 262015
 
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Fresh off our playthrough of the dazzling Final Fantasy XV demo, we begin this week’s show by looking at the proud tradition of packing high-profile demos to help sell (and, more often than not, almost completely eclipse) medium-profile games. Then it’s on to some rapturous Bloodborne chatter, our thoughts on Hideo Kojima leaving Konami, and your best drunk-gaming experiences.

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Mar 192015
 
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Given that St. Patrick’s Day was this week, we opted for the convenient holiday theme and made this episode about the most Irish thing games have to offer: Irish accents, affected by (mostly) non-Irish actors. Then it’s on to some brief talk about Battlefield Hardline, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and Jason Voorhees joining Mortal Kombat X, after which we take a look at your ideas for the perfect VR experience.

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Mar 122015
 
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GameSpot’s Chris Watters joins us this week to help us talk about our five favorite Metroidvanias (or Castletroids, if you’re the type to worry about infringing on trademarks), but that’s the tip of the iceberg. Part 2 launches into a look at Ori and the Blind Forest and Hotline Miami 2, followed by cool things witnessed at GDC and PAX East, and your embarrassing convention stories (bolstered with a few more of our own, as well as a strangely impassioned argument over the correct orientation of ass gaskets).

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Feb 262015
 
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Returning to business as usual after last week’s three-hour explodaganza, we’re kicking this week’s show off with a look at five movie-to-game adaptations that, for whatever reason, only ever appeared on PSP. Then it’s on to some talk about Dragonball Xenoverse and Way of the Samurai 4, news of Kanye dabbling in game design, and answers to the questions you wanted to ask us.

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Feb 192015
 
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EPISODE 100 IS HERE AT LAST! To congratulate ourselves for actually sticking with a project for this long, we start with a Top 5 in which Chris tries to justify buying a New Nintendo 3DS immediately after dismissing it,  switch to a brief rundown of this week’s new releases, and then begin a nearly THREE-HOUR TOP 100 wherein we try to figure out the context behind all our Secret Sounds. This is our least game-focused show ever, but it’s also our filthiest, with lots of sometimes-funny behind-the-scenes bits that you’ve only heard if you listened to all our shows to the end.

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Feb 122015
 
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With the exception of maybe Rambo, it’s difficult to think of any characters who’ve been ripped off as frequently as Indiana Jones. (Granted, you could argue Dr. Jones is himself a ripoff, but that’s beside the point.) With rumors of a film reboot on the rise, we devote this week to the ersatz Indys who’ve been whipping their way through games since the ’80s. Then it’s on to chat about Evolve, the pros and (mostly) cons of a Netflix Zelda series, and the comedy sketches you’d like to turn into games.

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Feb 052015
 
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Not a lot of comedy sketches get their own video games, and after hearing about the mostly terrible entries in this week’s Top 5, you’ll understand why. With that safely out of the way, it’s on to some chatter about #IDARB and Game of Thrones, SOE transitioning to Daybreak, and the mythologies you’d like to adapt into games.

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Jan 292015
 
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In honor of Grim Fandango’s long-overdue return, we decided to base this week’s Top 5 around games influenced (however loosely) by Mexican folklore and its vision of the underworld — and we approach the topic with all the sensitivity and respect you’d expect from four suburban white guys. Moving on from there, we talk about Dying Light, hear some shocking voice samples from a forgotten Bomberman, and take a look at what your ideal current-gen remakes would be.

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