Aug 142014
 
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I’m sure I don’t need to tell you why this is a sad week. In light of recent events, we hastily, clumsily cobbled together a tribute to beloved comedy icon and fellow gamer Robin Williams for this week’s show by centering our Top 5 on games based on his movies. (Some of them are kind of terrible, though, so this may be stretching the definition of “tribute.”) Then we resume normal programming with some talk about Hohokum, the return of Sierra, and the crappy licensed games you loved as a kid.

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Aug 082014
 
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Twenty years ago, it was a given that if a movie released between the months of May and September, it’d have a flashy-looking tie-in game on every major console — and actual humans would be excited for it. 1994 was jam-packed with wholly unnecessary movie-games, so let’s count down the five best as dictated by their movies’ box-office grosses. After that, there’s some talk about Sacred 3, a lot more talk about how nobody wants to pay for news anymore and things were better when Glenn Miller was running the country,  and your most embarrassing fart-related stories.

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Jul 312014
 
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No discussion of whether video games are art would be complete without totally ignoring all the ones that feature fart buttons. Good thing we’re not discussing art this week. After a spirited discussion of five games that let you pass gas at will, we move on to The Last of Us Remastered, talk about recent Xbox One developments, and discuss your saddest experiences with games.

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Jul 242014
 
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With Comic-Con in full swing this week, this episode revolves around our favorite games based on comic books… that DON’T FEATURE SUPERHEROES (at least not in a traditional sense). Then, following an unhealthy number of digressions, we lay into Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, the Destiny beta, and your favorite digital monkeys.

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Jul 172014
 
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“Pro Wrestling” doesn’t always mean “beefy dudes in Speedos.” Sometimes it means insultingly gratuitous panty shots, four-armed monsters, and Bart Simpson suplexing Moe Szyslak. This week, we take a look at five of the strangest wrestling games of recent years, after which our brief discussion of this week’s paltry new releases gets completely derailed with talk about movies with apes and Transformers in them. Then we talk about the worst jobs you’ve ever had. It’s fun!

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Jul 102014
 
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No matter how monotonous, thankless, or gross a job is, you can bet it’d make a pretty badass video game with just a few conceptual tweaks. Our show this week starts off with five of them, followed by some vague ramblings about sexist Hearthstone tournaments and Nintendo shareholder meetings, as well as a look at your favorite games of the year so far.

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Jun 262014
 
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We’ve been teasing this one a long time, and now Anne Lewis at last has the floor to recognize her five favorite (male and female) in-game butts. This is real, people. We’re doing this. Hang on to your butts, etc. Oh, and then stick around as we talk about some of this week’s new game releases, try to identify more Steam games based on their reviews, and talk about which characters you’d love to see gender-swapped.

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Jun 192014
 
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Another E3 has come and gone. Was it good for you? If not, too bad, because you’re not getting another one until next year. 2014′s show was a lot more grim and dark than it’s been in a while, at least if you only look at the trailers — so we dedicated this week’s show to the five saddest ones we could remember.  Then there’s some more general E3 discussion, some talk about the blow-up around Assassin’s Creed Unity’s approach to gender, and a look at which E3 reveals got you the most excited.

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