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Episode 81 – Whatcha’ Playin’ 07-22-13

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Rich kicks off the episode in the bath of the Summer Steam Sale. He talks about retro platformer Oniken and noir-styled puzzle platformer Gunpoint. Matt finally beats The Last of Us and takes a moment to reflect on the feelings and mature writing of Naughty Dog. Spoiler free, promise. Matt then takes us into the world of printed text (what?) as he describes his latest book purchase Super Mario Bros. 3: Brick by Brick – a combination personal essay and psuedo-strategy guide by Bob Chipman. Steve then, on the heels of his latest piece about E3, Los Angeles and the industry, describes game journalist burnout and why he’s taking a break. From games, not the podcast… we still love him.

Featuring music from the classic chip album Information Chase by Bit Shifter.

Episode 79 – Whatcha Playin’ 07.08.13

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We’re playin’ them up and spitting them out.

Steve takes us to a god-forsaken post-apocalyptic hell hole when he talks about the game The Last of Us. Spoiler free so don’t be afraid to listen if you haven’t played yet. Rich picks 2 of the smattering of games he’s played. First off is the new Mortal Kombat in which he talks about how he was pleasantly surprised about how tight the story is for a fighting game. He also brings up Neir, a genre bending fantasy. Lastly, Matt gets his Rogue-like on with the game Rogue Legacy. A game where your kids take your place in the battle, and nobody is perfect.

Featuring music from Tonight We Launch.

Episode 33 – How Games Saved my Life with Ashly Burch

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How Games Saved My Life is a blog dedicated to sharing people’s stories on how video games made a significant impact on their lives. Whether it was the ability to identify with an avatar, distraction from a bad situation, or helping you forget the moment you planned on killing yourself, the site features a wealth of personal stories about how gaming made a difference.

We talk with the site’s creator and curator, Ashly Burch about HGSML’s origins, where it’s going and the impact it has had.

Featuring music by Minusbaby from the album Bias

Persona 3 FES
Mass Effect 3
Demon’s Souls
MLB The Show 2012
This is the Only Level

Finally, thanks to Old Town Computers in Portland, OR for all their support.