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May 3, 2021  

100: Sega Fever Dream

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  Can you believe we’ve been at this nonsense for (over) 100 episodes?!?  We’re not doing anything special for the occasion this week—we’ll be celebrating our Two Year Anniversary on next week’s episode—but we do have a bunch of recently released & relevant games to talk about for a change, so let’s dig into it!

We kick things off with Pac-Man 99, which surprisingly dropped on the Nintendo Switch Online service, shortly after we ‘mourned’ the loss of Mario 35.  This might be the our favorite iteration of the ‘99’ series from Nintendo so far, and we’re really excited about the potential for more releases in the future!

From there, Kevin & Randall take a look at the Balan Wonderworld demo after some encouragement from indie dev ‘TheXandan,’ who had a really good time playing through the whole game.  We’re pretty much on the same page after playing through the demo, and while we may not be itching to drop $60 on this 3D platforming fever dream, we’re looking forward to snagging it on sale in the future!  We also give a shoutout to Winning is Fun, which is an awesome little game jam entry from ‘TheXandan’ himself!

While we’re on the topic of 3D platformers, John & Kevin take a look at Toree 3D from Siactro, a bite-sized obstacle course platformer with an emphasis on speedrunning.  It’s only $1 and cannot come with a higher recommendation!  We also talk a little bit about the rebirth of the low-poly N64/PSOne aesthetic in the indie game world lately...we’re not complaining!

Lastly, John talks us through his journey with the Monster Hunter franchise—and his journey through the rain to pick up a copy of the latest entry in the series, Monster Hunter Rise.  This one is hitting ALL the right notes for John, and really scratching at that pesky RPG/MMO itch!

 

Timestamps:

Pac-Man 99  -  00:01:34

Winning is Fun  -  00:15:33

Balan Wonderworld  -  00:16:27

Toree 3D  -  00:25:38

Monster Hunter Rise  -  00:32:19

 

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April 26, 2021  

099: Decode the Poem

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We’ve got ALL sorts of games to talk about this week, so let’s dig right into the action…

We kick things off this week with a spotlight on Starjump, a brand new top-down precision platformer (you don’t see those everyday?!?) on the PICO-8 fantasy console.  The game even has its own atmospheric OST that you can pull up on YouTube while you play!

From there, DJ fills us in on the things he’s been playing lately, including crossing off his resolution game for this year, Deltarune.  On top of the follow-up to Undertale, we also touch on Baba is You, both games in the Yooka-Laylee franchise, and a few of the games from the classic Bit.Trip series.  He also gives some love to Days Gone, after getting sucked into this world a little more than another zombie-themed game on the PlaySation that we won’t mention here...

Kevin finally gets into a deep discussion on a couple of roguelikes that he’s been bouncing back and forth between, ScourgeBringer & West of Dead.  ScourgeBringer is scratching the ‘hectic action’ itch, while West of Dead offers up a more strategic & stealthy approach, making these two games a perfect pairing—both of which are absolutely dripping with style!

Finally, John is still plowing his way through Dark Souls III, as he continues to update us on his journey through FromSoftware’s flagship franchise.  He & DJ also dig a little into the pros & cons of each game in the trilogy (and the other Souls-like games) and look forward to checking out some of their non-Souls games next...

 

Timestamps:

Starjump  -  00:01:00

Baba is You  -  00:05:34

Yooka-Laylee (2D & 3D)  -  00:07:33

Deltarune  -  00:15:35

Bit.Trip Series  -  00:17:57

Days Gone  -  00:25:00

ScourgeBringer  -  00:32:58

West of Dead  -  00:37:11

Dark Souls III  -  00:40:20

 

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April 19, 2021  

098: The Correct Number of ‘V’s

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We’re itching to dig into some ‘retro gaming’ goodness on ALL fronts this week, so let’s get right into the action…

Kevin kicks things off with an awesome new indie arcade game, Satryn, that is heavily inspired by retro classics like Robotron, while simultaneously leaving them in the dust—this one is still a work-in-progress, so we’ll definitely be keeping you updated!

From there, John & Kevin dig deep into a handful of games on the PICO-8 fantasy console!  We kick things off with a couple of gems from one of our favorite indie devs, Sebastian Lind, Cards With Personalities & I Demand Coffee—the former is an incredibly deep deckbuilding RPG, while the latter is a super solid puzzle platformer!  After that, we dig into a couple of precision platformers, GRiPPY & Yolo Solo, each with their own unique take on climbing your way around from point A to point B.

Finally, Randall & Kevin keep the NES/Famicom train rolling from last week, and check out a couple more semi-obscure titles from Nintendo’s 8-bit era.  First, we dig into the run ‘n’ gun platformer Metal Storm from Irem—which has even seen a modern re-release from retro-bit that Randall scooped up, with a bunch of extra goodies!  After that, we briefly touch on Kabuki: Quantum Fighter from HAL Laboratories (yes, that HAL Laboratories?!?!?), before springboarding into yet another conversation about difficulty in retro games, versus the modern indie games that might give some of us all the ‘retro’ we need...

 

Timestamps:

Satryn  -  00:02:05

Cards With Personalities  -  00:08:50

I Demand Coffee  -  00:17:14

GRiPPY  -  00:19:14

Yolo Solo  -  00:25:31

Metal Storm  -  00:29:20

Kabuki: Quantum Fighter  -  00:40:02

---> Modern Difficulty vs. Retro Difficulty  -  00:43:19

 

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April 12, 2021  

097: Quasi-Memorize These Games

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  First things first, if you happen to notice John sounding a little different this week, his computer decided to record the audio from the mic built into the laptop—but we’ll just pretend he needed to keep his distance from his latest trek into the ‘Souls’ franchise, with Dark Souls III.  With that note out of the way, let’s get on with the show…

Kevin kicks things off this week with a spotlight on Lonely People Potion Shop, yet another incredibly stylish game from one of our favorite indie devs, Kultisiti—this game was also included in the recently released Care Package Bundle on itchio, along with six other ‘wholesome’ games for $7!?!  And while we’re on the subject, Kevin takes a little more time to highlight a few of his other favorite discoveries from Kultisti.

From there, Randall & Kevin roll into a couple of obscure NES/Famicom platformers that were released late in the console’s lifecycle, Little Samson & (Mr.) Gimmick!, both of which are essentially out of reach in the cartridge collecting world due to obscurity.  You really need to check out these forgotten ‘classics,’ if you can!

 

Timestamps:

Care Package Bundle  -  00:02:00

-----> Lonely People Potion Shop  -  00:04:57

Don’t Eat My Mind You Stupid Monsters!  -  00:09:40

Little Samson  -  00:13:45

(Mr.) Gimmick!  -  00:27:03

The Adventures of Cookie & Cream  -  00:40:10

Dark Souls III  -  00:41:42

  -  00:55:30

OOO  -  00:58:00

 

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April 5, 2021  

096: You Have to Spend Candy to Make Candy

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We've got all sorts of video game goodness coming your way this week, so let's start the show...

John gets us started with his first impressions on Apex Legends after spending an entire evening syncing up with DJ, with only a small break for dinner.  Kevin also recaps one of his most recent streams, after getting completely hooked on Spinch, a super trippy 2D precision platformer.

From there, Randall sticks around in the platforming realm and talks about Doodle World, a recently released homebrew NES title designed by Nate Peters and his daughter!  Kevin checks out a homebrew title as well, with Tobu Tobu Girl Deluxe on the Game Boy Color—a frantic action arcade game with an octo-directional triple dash!

John's been looking for an RPG on the PICO-8, so he and Kevin decided to take a look at The Lost Night, which is an incredibly impressive & ambitious title on the retro-inspired fantasy console!  We also give a shoutout to a couple other games from the same developer.

Finally, we wrap things up with a couple of 'winners' from Lonebot, You Are Now Possessed & What Goes Up—two incredibly clever puzzle games that each took first-place in the 'overall' category of their respective GMTK Game Jams.

 

Timestamps:

Apex Legends  -  00:01:44

Spinch  -  00:06:40

Doodle World  -  00:10:00

Mr. Rescue  -  00:15:13

Tobu Tobu Girl Deluxe  -  00:15:42

The Lost Night  -  00:19:27

Virush  -  00:26:12

Pullfrog  -  00:26:41

You Are Now Possessed  -  00:29:36

What Goes Up  -  00:31:52

 

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March 29, 2021  

095: Cancel That Ghost

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  First things first, you're probably going to hear a little bit of crackling in the background this week (particularly in the back half of the episode), due to a janky mic cable that has since been replaced.  That said, let's get to the video games!

Kevin's been spending some more time hanging out in the SELF discord, also known as 'the bugcord,' and couldn't wait to check out the game's first patch, featuring some seriously challenging new levels!  And thanks to the bugcord community, he also discovered the lovely little platformer, Clockwatch, from Aplove Studio.

Randall has been diving head first into his collection of homebrew retro cartridges lately, and this week he takes some time to highlight Tanzer, another modern Sega Genesis/Mega Drive release from Mega Cat Studios.  Bouncing off of that, Kevin quickly highlights Magnet Man Adventures from Ohsat Games, who is another indie developer that plays around in the retro Sega realm.

John is digging deeper & deeper into Stardew Valley and getting into some of the endgame activities, as he continues to be blown away by the ongoing efforts of ConcernedApe.

We wrap things up with a little more Wild Guns talk, which Randall & Kevin had a chance to stream earlier in the week...and made it all the way to the final boss—John even hopped in on the call and hung out with us for a bit!  Kevin also debates streaming some Aztec Ride: Quetzalcoatl in the future, after getting totally hooked on it before recording the episode tonight.

 

Timestamps:

SELF (update patch #1)  -  00:02:05

Clockwatch  -  00:06:52

Tanzer  -  00:09:57

Magnet Man Adventures  -  00:18:18

Stardew Valley (endgame?)  -  00:21:36

Wild Guns  -  00:30:27

Aztec Ride: Queztalcoatl  -  00:34:28

 

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March 22, 2021  

094: Vampire-Angel Hybrids

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We've got the trio back together again this week with games of ALL shapes & sizes, so let's get started...

Randall kicks things off with a couple of games that he's been going back to now that we can (sort of) see a light at the end of the COVID tunnel.  First, he dips back into Breath of the Wild and finally takes a stab at Eventide Island in earnest and is able to overcome the challenge!  After that, he's onto the never-ending gloominess of The Last of Us 2 and will continue to chip away on that one in the background.

From AAA to the tiniest of indies, Kevin is on his usual bullshit and takes a little time to highlight a few smaller games he's stumbled upon recently.  Our buddy Lewmoth teamed up with a couple of indie devs, Frogrammer & HumanIsRed, for the game Hinoken, an entry to Wowie Jam 3.0.  And thanks to some fanart done by HumanIsRed, Kevin discovered the solo dev, Kultisti, and highlights a couple of their hyper-stylish game jam entries, Rusty Wind Blows & Roborazzi.

John's wife Lauren was assigned a game to 'play' for an art class she's been taking, Black Room from Cassie McQuater, so we decided to take a look at it ourselves.  It's an incredibly unique & personal experience that is definitely worth a look!

Finally, in true Pursuing Pixels fashion, we wrap things up with a little basketball talk, as we all recently snagged NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 on Nintendo Switch for super cheap!  We're ripping open packs with high hopes that our favorite players will be inside, and really enjoying the N64-era nostalgia.

 

Timestamps:

TLoZ: BotW (Eventide Island)  -  00:01:56

The Last of Us 2  -  00:08:51

Hinoken  -  00:10:57

Rusty Wind Blows  -  00:13:58

Roborazzi  -  00:16:22

Black Room  -  00:19:48

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2  -  00:29:55

 

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March 14, 2021  

093: Let’s Do Away With the Concept of Lives

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  You're stuck with just Kevin & Randall this week, which means we're going to be veering a little further off the beaten path and into some more niche territory than normal, so buckle up!

We kick things off with the latest release (and collaboration) between a couple of our favorite indie devs, mmatt_ugh & dev_dwarf, with Connor Grail cranking out some killer tunes, as always.  They recently put out their precision platformer SELF, and we are both in love with this little game—they're planning on expanding this project into a full release too, so stay tuned for more?!?

Kevin gives a quick shoutout to a lesser-known fantasy console, the TIC-80, after playing the Fetch Quest on the platform, yet another little precision platformer that we feel in love with.  Randall's also still plugging away at Paprium, and having an easier go at things after Analogue pushed out an update for the Mega Sg to support this recently released Sega Genesis beat 'em up!

From there, we head on over to the actual retro realm and discuss some Fire ' n Ice, which was, far and away, the highlight of the recently added games to the Nintendo Switch Online service.  We also have our Japanese eshop accounts set up in order for us to check out the Famicom releases overseas, and we got totally sucked into Konami's Ping Pong.

Finally, we close things out with some Xbox Game Pass indie highlights, CartoStar Renegades, and also discuss our desires to check out The Falconeer, and finally dig into Sea of Thieves.

 

Timestamps:

SELF  -  00:01:55

Fetch Quest  -  00:12:32

Paprium  -  00:17:22

Fire 'n Ice  -  00:20:07

Konami's Ping Pong  -  00:31:08

Xbox Game Pass Round Up  -  00:41:55

---> Carto  -  00:43:06

---> Falconeer  -  00:48:02

---> Sea of Thieves  -  00:48:50

---> Star Renegades  -  00:49:41

 

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March 8, 2021  

092: Do You Wish Ice Climber Was a Good Game?

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We've got a whole bunch of gaming goodness to discuss this week, so let's get right into it!

John's kicks us off with his thoughts on Downwell, which he's been digging deeper into after it came up on the podcast a few weeks back—it's all about that 'boulder mode' baby!  And while John makes his way down the well, Kevin tries to keep it from spilling over in Overflow, a game jam entry from indie dev, shmoozey.

From there, Kevin & John discuss a couple of bite-sized Minit-inspired games.  SURGE was an entry to Mini Jam 73 from Reeds and Steps is yet another gem on the PICO-8 platform from Amidos.

Randall's firing up his Analogue Nt Mini Noir again for another modern-day NES game from Morphcat games, Micro Mages.  It's absolutely mind-boggling that they could cram this entire game onto a 40kb cartridge, which you know Randall got his hands on!

And finally, since PICO-8 already came up, you know we're gonna spend a little more time highlighting a couple of our current favorites on the fantasy console.  First we talk about the fantastic arcade puzzler, Mai-Chan's Sweet Buns, from the developer of High Stakes, Krystman.  And we wrap things up with Alpine Alpaca, a deckbuilding skiing strategy game from Johan Peitz, who also just put out the incredible picoCAD.

 

Timestamps:

Downwell  -  00:00:54

Overflow  -  00:03:52

SURGE  -  00:05:39

Steps  -  00:09:57

Micro Mages  -  00:13:08

Mai-Chan's Sweet Buns  -  00:24:05

Alpine Alpaca  -  00:29:40

 

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March 1, 2021  

091: Cowboys Have a Pretty Good Track Record

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We kick off the episode this week with a brief discussion about the most recent Nintendo Direct, which gave us some news & updates on first-party Switch titles for the first time in quite a while.

From there, Randall fills us in on the latest beat 'em up on Genesis/Mega Drive, Paprium, from WM's Magical Game Factory.  This game sounds absolutely insane, and Randall's also got the details on The GRANDSTICK III, the custom arcade sticks that were bundled with the game.

Kevin's been playing a bunch of the SNES version of Wild Guns online with his brother recently, so he and Randall finally take a little time to highlight the souped-up 'remake' that came out back in 2016, Wild Guns: Reloaded.  You really can't go wrong with either version here!

John closes us out with some Stardew Valley talk, as he's been diving into the 1.5 update which was recently released on consoles.  He's got the rest of us itching to either get back to, or start up, our farms—and possibly explore the latest additions to this lovely, handcrafted world online together...

 

Timestamps:

Nintendo Direct  -  00:02:22

---> TLoZ: Skyward Sword  -  00:03:26

---> Mario Golf  -  00:08:01

---> Project Triangle Strategy  -  00:12:03

Paprium  -  00:20:19

Wild Guns: Reloaded  -  00:31:01

Stardew Valley (1.5 update)  -  00:38:50

 

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February 22, 2021  

090: You Gotta Be Stacked

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We're shorthanded once again this week, but we're back as always to talk about some video games!

Kevin & Randall get things started with a deep dive into the recently released Cyber Shadow, from Mechanical Head & Yacht Club Games.  With Yacht Club putting their stamp on this release, you know it's gushing with all sorts of 8-bit retro goodness—and you know we aren't complaining about that!

Kevin takes a few minutes to highlight a couple of indie arcade games that he recently picked up on Nintendo Switch, including another recently released title, Project Starship X, along with another game that we've briefly mentioned on the podcast before, Singled Out from Matt Glanville.

DJ & Kevin close things out with a discussion on Exit the Gungeon, which is Dodge Roll's follow-up to Enter the Gungeon.  Though it doesn't quite stack up to its predecessor in our opinion, we're both pretty into this sequel of sorts—and of course, DJ already beat it...seven freaking times?!?!?

 

Timestamps:

Cyber Shadow  -  00:03:05

Singled Out  -  00:24:28

Project Starship X  -  00:27:49

Exit the Gungeon  -  00:30:55

 

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February 15, 2021  

089: There Was a Strawberry I Was After

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We're missing Randall as he studies up for his final exams, but the rest of us were able to sync up on a handful of games for this week's episode, so let's get right into it...

John & DJ get things started off with some more thoughts on Dark Souls II, which John booted up last week to share his initial impressions—and it seems like things are starting to turn around for John!

From there, we all dive into Celeste 2: Lani's Trek, a brand new PICO-8 Celeste 'sequel' of sorts that was released by the developers for the game's third anniversary.  What an awesome way to celebrate?!?

Speaking of celebrations, we also all checked out Ugby Mumba 3 from Milkbar Lads, which was released in celebration of Pixel Day 2021 over at Newgrounds!

Tiny Heist from Terry Cavanagh is yet another game we all were able to some time with this week, and is even more evidence of Terry's game design brilliance!

We close things out with the wild & wacky adventure game, The Good Time Garden, from Coal Supper, which leaves us wondering just what the hell is going on...

 

Timestamps:

Dark Souls II  -  00:01:15

Celeste 'Classic' 2: Lani's Trek  -  00:16:33

Ugby Mumba 3  -  00:23:47

Tiny Heist  -  00:35:10

The Good Time Garden  -  00:43:48

Indie Demos Shoutout  -  00:51:29

---> GigaSword  -  00:51:40

 

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February 8, 2021  

088: You’re Basically Just Kicking the Shit Out of This Guy

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  This week, we had some technical issues (aka some of our computers are super old), and we lost the audio from our first recording session.  Determined to get an episode out this week, we let the computers cool down for a bit and sat back down for take two, already a couple drinks deep.....

Randall kicks us off with an 8bit retro nostalgia trip with his recently imported physical copy of the Aleste Collection on Nintendo Switch!  With M2 handling the cultivation of the collection—and even making a brand new Game Gear game—you know this one is top-notch!

Kevin fired up the demo for Big Boy Boxing before recording tonight and can't wait to see what this Super Punch-Out!! inspired boxing game has in store upon its full release.  He also takes some extra time to gush about a couple of indie devs that he's mentioned on the podcast in the past—pixel-boyrxi—spotlighting a couple of games from each developer.

DJ takes the reigns from here, and continues to rave about Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, as it might be his favorite FromSoftware game yet!  He also has some mindless fun with a couple of PS Plus games this week, including the latest entry in the Worms franchise, Worms Rumble, and the GTA/Jaws inspired Maneater.

John keeps the FromSoftware train rolling and closes us out with his opening thoughts (40 hours in) on Dark Souls II, now that he finally has his hands on DJ's old PS4.  We'll definitely be hearing more of his thoughts on this one next week, so stay tuned...

 

Timestamps:

Aleste Collection  -  00:02:28

Big Boy Boxing (Demo)  -  00:12:59

pixel-boy  -  00:16:40

---> The Station (Demo)  -  00:16:58

---> Fairy Song  -  00:19:20

rxi  -  00:21:53

---> Stray  -  00:22:51

---> Gift  -  00:24:20

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice  -  00:26:48

Worms Rumble  -  00:28:12

Maneater  -  00:30:58

Dark Souls II  -  00:34:28

 

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February 1, 2021  

087: Where’s That Last Duck?!?

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  Sorry if you can hear a little extra background noise on this week's episode—most of us are recording from older apartment buildings with antiquated heating systems.  That said, nothing's gonna stop us from us from talking some video games, so let's get rolling...

DJ gets us started once again with another PS5 update, though he's moved onto Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice after polishing off Demon's Souls last week!  Randall is also spending some time with one of his 'new' consoles, as he and Kevin take a look at Böbl from Morphcat Games—an NES game released in 2020 that Randall tested out on his jailbroken Analogue Nt-Mini.

While searching for Böbl on itch.io, Kevin stumbled across another platforming gem called Bobls, this one being a one bit, bite-sized precision platformer.  He also raves about one of the most immersive games he's played in a while, known as either Meow, or simply ''.

John closes us out with a conversation inspired by Awesome Games Done Quick—after watching a 'gotta catch 'em all' run of Pokémon Red & Blue (and digging into the most recent Sword & Shield DLC), he's wondering how the rest of us go about 'completing' games these days.  Does anyone still go for 100% completion anymore???

 

Timestamps:

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice  -  00:01:14

Böbl  -  00:15:02

Bobls  -  00:26:17

Meow (aka '')  -  00:27:30

Awesome Games Done Quick  -  00:31:17

Pokemon Sword & Shield  -  00:33:56

----->  'Compulsion' Gaming  -  00:39:41

 

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January 25, 2021  

086: Trash Cans, and Yo-Yos, and Shit

Welcome back to Pursuing Pixels.  We've got another jam-packed episode full of video games this week, so let's jump right into it!

DJ is still playing around with his brand new PS5 this week, kicking things off with a quick Demon's Souls update from last week, before digging into the wacky world of Bugsnax—and he's definitely got the rest of us intrigued!

From there, he also shares some brief thoughts on Eves DropDownwell, which are a couple of Kevin's favorite modern arcade games!  And speaking of awesome arcade games, Kevin also quickly highlights SlugcasterDisc Gun—the latter being yet another entry to the Disc Room Game Jam that he likes more than the game the jam was based upon...

Kevin also had an absolute blast with a couple of puzzle platformers, BombasticPuzezl—the former offering up a perfectly balanced mix of precision and puzzle solving, while the latter won't necessarily be testing your platforming skills, but will certainly leave you scratching your head!

Randall is also still playing with his shiny new console and ends up getting entirely sucked into River City Girls, thanks to its availability on Xbox Game Pass—and also takes a little time to thanks the video game gods for supplying us with a smattering of awesome beat 'em ups in recent memory!

Finally, John closes us out for the week with a Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity gush-fest, and has Randall & Kevin ready to pull the trigger on picking up the latest game set in the Breath of the Wild universe!  After that, we end up talking all sorts of Zelda stuff after that as we wind things down, before wrapping things up for the week.

 

Timestamps:

Demon's Souls  -  00:01:15

Bugsnax  -  00:02:38

Downwell  -  00:06:23

Slugcaster  -  00:12:47

Disc Gun  -  00:14:08

Bombastic  -  00:16:27

Puzezl  -  00:18:06

River City Girls  -  00:20:48

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity  -  00:27:15

 

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