Ep 062 – Hyper Light Drifter (“I Don’t Know How You Feel About _____, But I Think _____ Is Really Important And Would Like _____ To Be Better”)

Aaron trips the life fantastic with inspirations from expressionist cinema. And, of course, we talk about Dark Souls, but not really.

Other mentions include; The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, Diablo, 2001: A Space Oddyssey (film), Watchmen (book), Fez, THX, THX 1138 (film), I Am the Walrus (song), The Incredibles (film), Ed Harris (actor), The Abyss (film), DMX (musician), Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (film), Tina Turner (musician), Looney Tunes (cartoon), Shadow of the Colossus, The Dark Tower (book series), Lost (TV series), Game of Thrones (TV series), The Leftovers (TV series), Alien (film), Ridley Scott (film director), Sigourney Weaver (actor), Stargate (TV series), The Fifth Element (film), Luc Besson (film director), Breaking Bad (TV series), Bastion, Dark Souls, Attack on Titan (TV series), The Simpsons (TV series), Johnny Cash (musician), Space Invaders, Bloodborne, Batman: Arkham Blank (series), FromSoftware (developer), Firewatch.

Ep 061 – Orcs Must Die! Unchained (That’s Just Shoddy Consmenship)

We talk the finer points of killbox design. And, of course, we think we’re really funny… we apologise.

Other mentions include; The Game (film), League Of Legends, EA Games, PSN (service), Gears Of War, World Of Warcraft, Evolve, Monkey Island (series), Uncharted (series), XCOM (series), Starcraft (series), Game Of Thrones, GTA III, GTA V, Hand Of Fate, Guardians of Ga’Hoole (IP), Military–Industrial Complex (concept), Dear Esther, Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, Plague Inc., Cows With Guns (song), Supreme Commander, Excel, Tina Arena, Rube Goldberg Machine, Sergio Leone, Little Big Planet, Alan Wake, Heroes Of The Storm, Dota 2.

Ep 060 – Rise Of The Tomb Raider (“Production Value Evident”)

Tony chooses Lara Croft to talk about this week but we end up talking more about the side kick known as ‘Not Lara’ and how beautiful that avalanche is. And, of course, we do know it’s the Xbox One.

02:08 – Rise Of The Tomb Raider
01:01:32 – The Plugz

Other mentions include: Firewatch, XCOM 2, Tomb Raider (2013), Lara Croft (character), Steven Spielberg (director), Richard Linklater (director), Dark Souls (franchise), Ice Climber, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Galaxy 2, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Uncharted (franchise), The Walking Dead (franchise), Batman (franchise), Zelda (franchise), Super Mario Maker, Resident Evil 5, Kevin Spacey (actor), Helen Hunt (actress), Jon Bon Jovi (actor), The Sixth Sense (film), Haley Joel Osmont (actor), Edward James Olmos (actor), Joaquin Phoenix (actor), I’m Not There (film), I’m Still Here (film), Bob Dylan (musician), Cate Blanchett (actress), Christian Bale (actor), P. Diddy (musician), The Matrix (franchise), Morpheus (character), Cypher (character), Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Zoolander (film), Rise Of The Triad, Rise, Rising Thunder, Tomb Raider (franchise), Nathan Drake (character), Indiana Jones (character), The Wolf Among Us, 10 Cloverfield Lane (film), The Martian (film), Michael Bay (director), Mark Wahlberg (actor), Monument Valley, Gus van Sant (director), Elephant (film), Assassin’s Creed (franchise).

Ep 059 – XCOM 2 (The Toast Is Quite Burnt)

This week, we continue our newly-found trend of one-game-per-week, with Aaron playing XCOM 2. And, of course, this ten minutes is the first XCOM he has ever played. Hold on to your hats, everyone…

00:54 – XCOM 2
1:13:06 – The Plugz

Other mentions include: Terry Gilliam (director), Iron Man (character), Robert Downey Jr. (actor), Shane Black (writer/director), Jon Favreau (director/actor), Gene Wilder (actor), Gene Hackman (actor), Daniel Craig (actor), Dolph Lundgren (actor), Winston Churchill (politician), Inglourious Basterds (film), It’s Tricky (song), Rock Around The Clock (song), Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment (developer), The Lego Movie (film), Björk (musician/actor), Dancer In The Dark (film), Han Solo (character), Paul Rudd (actor), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (film), The Wachowskis (writers/directors), StarCraft II, Halo (franchise).

Ep 058 – Firewatch (“Stop Eating My Spelling”)

This week, as with the next few, we’re choosing a game to talk about. Today it’s Firewatch. And, of course, we laugh, we cry, we talk a lot about story.

0:01:22 – Firewatch
1:22:10 – The Plugz

Other mentions include; NotGTAV, Fire, Walk with Me (film), Far Cry (game series), Eiffel 65 (band), Kentucky Route Zero, Sony (brand), Ke$ha (band), Taylor Swift (band), Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (film), Harrison Ford (actor), Sigmund Freud, Inside Out (film), David Lynch, The Walking Dead (game series), Simpsons (tv series), The Revenant (film), Gears Of War (game series), Aviators (sunglasses), Hunter S. Thompson (author), Summer of 69 (song), George Orwell (author), Up (film), Vampires, Tom Green (Actor, in Roadtrip), Forest Byrnes (mascot).

Ep 057 – SHOCK: System Shock 2, Puzzle Quest (Where’s Your Life Of Pablo)

Aaron is instructed on the mysterious ways of the mouse, Tony learns some believe this world operates in cycles, of light and dark, of war and peace. And, of course, a stray exclamation point shall indicate a glottal stop.

0:00:38 – SHOCK: System Shock 2
0:37:47 – Puzzle Quest
1:19:41 – The Plugz

Other mentions include; Ken Levine, Thief: The Dark Project, Herman’s Hermits (band), Bon Jovi (band), Backstreet Boys (band), Larger Than Life (song), Hugh Jackman (actor), Paul Verhoeven (director), Titanic (big ship, didn’t go well), Anton Chekov (writer), Half-Life, TRON (film), Jurassic Park (film), Dungeons & Dragons, Quake, Call of Duty: Black Ops (series), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Goldeneye, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Medal of Honor, Deus Ex, Saul Bass (designer), Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: TIE Fighter, Bioshock, Half-Life 2, Far Cry: Primal, Jay Leno, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, ARMA, DOOM, Wolfenstein, Devil Daggers, The X-Files (TV series), Portal, Game Of Thrones (tv series), The Joker (character), Syria (country), Monty Python and Quest for The Holy Grail (film), Bookworm Adventures, Thief, Bejeweled, Peggle, Verby Noun (twitter bot and phenomenon), Candy Crush (series), Pastry Panic, Tetris Battle Gaiden, Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, Magic The Gathering Puzzle Quest

Ep 056 – The Wolf Among Us, F.E.A.R. Extraction Point (“Now That’s The Only Thing I Can Think About”)

Tony works on completing our Telltale Games collection by exploring the dark middle chapter. Steve, and the heckler, craft a more well explained Casino Royale. And, of course, we learn that 2006 was a much harsher period for players.

01:18 – The Wolf Among Us
53:54 – F.E.A.R. Extraction Point
1:36:19 – The Plugz

Other mentions include: Jurassic Park: The Game, Back To The Future: The Game, Tales Of Monkey Island, Game Of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, The Walking Dead, Bridge No. 28 (bridge), They Breathe, Every Frame A Painting (YouTube channel), Full Throttle, Quentin Tarantino (director), Michael Bay (director), Humphrey Bogart (actor), The Third Man (film), Orson Welles (actor/director), The Seventh Seal (film), Ingmar Bergman (director), The Witness, Vertigo (comic publisher), DC Comics (comic publisher), Fables (graphic novel series), Fable, Peter Molyneux (developer), Snatch (film), Guy Ritchie (director), The Konami Code (cheat code), Game Of Thrones (TV series), Zoolander (film), H.P. Lovecraft (author), Edge Of Tomorrow (film), Homer Simpson (character), Harvey Keitel (actor), Tom Hanks (actor), Dragnet (TV series), Mad Max: Fury Road (film), The Last Action Hero (film), Charles Dance (actor), Evolve, F.E.A.R. (series), Vinnie Jones (hard man), Hail Caesar (film), Back To The Future (series), Bruce Springsteen, Kill Switch, Gears Of War, Doom, Hitman, Far Cry, Serious Sam, Half-Life, Snakes & Ladders, The Grudge (film), Blue Velvet (film), Dennis Hopper, Akira, Jason Statham, GTAV, Max Payne (series), Arma (series), Dark Souls (series), Call Of Duty (series), Five For Fighting (band), Casino Royale (film), Rambo, Left 4 Dead.

Ep 055 – NotGTAV, Elegy For A Dead World (I Intend This Audio Leveling Satirically)

Steve engages with some burlesque. Aaron becomes Sci-Fi Keats. And, of course, everybody loves getting out the dictionary.

0:00:35 – NotGTAV
0:16:31 – Elegy For A Dead World
1:01:10 – The Plugz

Other mentions include; Snake (game), Nokia 8210 / 3315 (device), Solid Snake (character), GTA (series), Bully, Red Dead (series), Film Crit Hulk, AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! – A Reckless Disregard for Gravity, Drunken Robot Pornography, Girls Like Robots, Percy Bysshe Shelley (poet), George Gordon Byron (poet), John Keats (poet), Ed Wood (director), The World is Not Enough (film), Die Another Day (film), Casino Royale (film), Pulp Fiction (film), The Man Who Sold the Word (song), David Bowie (we miss you), Inception (film), Atlas Shrugged (book), Ayn Rand (writer), Cameron Crowe (director), Say Anything (film), South Park (TV series), Catcher in the Rye (book), O Solitude! If I Must With Thee Dwell (poem), Dan Simmons (writer), The Hyperion Cantos (book series), Charles Dickens (writer), William Shakespeare (writer), Stephen King (writer), J.D. Salinger (writer), Tenouttaten (blog), The Castle Doctrine, Super Mario Maker, Neverwinter Nights, Minecraft, Bioshock Infinite, Darius Kazemi (does weird internet things).

Ep 054 – Madam, You Are Being Hunted, Cities:Skylines (“Curse You, Sky Blanket”)

Aaron changes the name of the game, Tony lays grid aligned rows. And, of course, no one bats an eye at the move to wind power.

0:00:34 – Madam, You Are Being Hunted
0:44:25 – Cities:Skylines
1:21:47 – The Plugz

Other mentions include: Wikipedia (the best), Kickstarter (website), Illidan (character), World of Warcraft, Rock Paper Shotgun (website), Jim Rossignol (writer), Django Unchained (film), Star Wars (film series), Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, The Binding of Isaac, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, The Witness, Left 4 Dead, Don’t Starve, Steam Workshop (digital modding platform), The Simpsons (TV series), Sim City (2013), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout (series), Maxis (developer).

Ep 053 – Jurassic Park: The Game, Mushroom 11 (You Are A Kevin Smith Character)

Tony examines his own arm and QTE’s a dinosaur, while Steve molds clay. And, of course, trust the fungus.

Tales Of Monkey Island (series), Steven Spielberg (director), Jurassic Park (film), John Williams (composer), Sam Raimi (director), The Evil Dead (film), Dennis Nedry (character), Fight Night Round 3, Doctor Who (TV series), Creepy Watson (character), Snakes On A Plane (film), Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots, Heavy Rain, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Alanis Morissette (musician), Rick And Morty (TV series), Dark Souls, Ian Malcolm (character), Ellie Sattler (character), Laura Dern (actress), Wild At Heart (film), Crusader Kings II, Roland Barthes (philosopher), Lee Everett (character), The Walking Dead (series), Moby (musician), Jon Hamm (actor), John Hammond (character), Back To The Future: The Game (series), Game Of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series, The Wolf Among Us: A Telltale Games Series, Until Dawn, The Secret Of Monkey Island, Sam & Max (series), Wallace & Gromit (series), Puzzle Agent (series), Poker Night At The Inventory (series), Sid Meier (developer), Civilization (series), God Of War (series), Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (series), Chris Pratt (actor), Wikipedia (website), Super Mario Bros. (film), Bridge-builder (genre), Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (film), Super Meat Boy, Little Big Planet, Cliffhanger (film), Rock Band, Dogville (film), Lars Von trier (director), No Time To Explain, Twitch.tv (web service), Five Nights At Freddy’s, Mario Bros., Spelunky, Souls (game series), Downloadable Context (podcast), Matt Ditton (game director), Birdman (film)