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Join us every other week as we convene the 'video game book club.' Each episode is structured around a topic: anything from 'Trust' to 'Robots' to 'Body Parts'. Listen in as your hosts each bring a game to the table that they think exemplifies that topic in some way. Give us a shot, won't you?
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Jul 16, 2019

So much depends

upon

a red baseball

cap...

Welcome to the Hats episode of Left Trigger Right Trigger: Your Videogame Book Club. It's time to put that fedora directly into the shredder as your hosts discuss all things hat-related and hat adjacent in the world of videogames. Greg ponders the merits of hats in iconic games. Dave posits a new theory of hat-based psychological development. Colin admits to minor, hat-related fashion crimes. Giovanni's gonna to make it after all [throws hat in air]. 

As always you can follow all of Left Trigger Right Trigger and friends on FacebookTwitter (@LTRTCast), and Instagram. We also occasionally put up videos on YouTube and Twitch. And remember - if you give us a like and review on Apple Podcasts, we'll be forever grateful. 

Games discussed include Pokémon X & Y, Mario Odyssey, Team Fortress 2, and Overlord

Show notes: 

Analyst Pegs Team Fortress 2 Hat Economy at $50 Million - Owen Good, Kotaku

Jul 2, 2019

This episode tries to sneak around... but it's dummy thicc and the clap of its special guest keeps alerting the guards! Tom Zalatnai from Up For Discussion (@DownWithTalking) joins the usual crew for an extra long, extra honest episode discussing "Stealth" in videogames. Tom plays a bit of a stealth ARG in real life. Giovanni asks an important question about why stealth mechanics feel so forced. Dave gets into the mental games inherent in stealth multiplayer. Colin talks about using moss to choke people. Greg has two... thrones... 

Make sure to check out all of the shows on the Upford Network by going to https://upfordnetwork.com!

As always you can follow all of Left Trigger Right Trigger and friends on FacebookTwitter (@LTRTCast), and Instagram. We also occasionally put up videos on YouTube and Twitch. And remember - if you give us a like and review on Apple Podcasts, we'll be forever grateful. 

Games discussed include Pokémon Go!, Wind Waker, Depth, Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, and Thief: Deadly Shadows. 

Jun 18, 2019

Gamer Christmas is upon us once again. That is, if Christmas was the holiday where you only saw your gifts and couldn't touch them for at least a couple years. You know, that type of Christmas. 

This year, we actually watched the press conferences before recording the episode! Not that it matters since most of what we do is thirst over Gooigi. Greg does an intentional, attention grabbing gaffe. Giovanni demonstrates some straight up classic gamer fashion. Dave shows genuine emotion. Colin has some vague rambling about innovation. 

You can send us all your E3 opinions over on our Twitter and Facebook. Subscribe to our YouTube and Twitch channels before they become Epic Store exclusives. And don't forget to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, as long as that website is still around. 

Games discussed include Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Shenmue 3, Phantasy Star Online 2, and Fallout 76

Show Notes: 

Can You Eat Gooigi? Where Is Wayoshi? And Other Stupid Questions For Luigi's Mansion 3's Producer, Ben Reeves, Game Informer 

Jun 4, 2019

Father's Day: like the movement of the tides and the appearance of a leap year, you never know when it's going to arrive! Welcome to our third excursion into video game dad-hood, complete with everything your dad loves: conspiracy theories, walls, whippersnappers, sick poses, monthly magazines, amusement parks, and horse children. Greg adopts all the other hosts. Giovanni describes how a square dad sacrifices his family in order to save the world. Colin follows a family line of dads to their logical origin. Dave asks Bowser "Do you know where your children are?" and Bowser shrugs. 

Download this episode for a free copy of "GadInformer: The Josh Gad Fashion Rag for Rad Dads" when you sign up for a yearly subscription!

You can tell us your favorite dad jokes over on Facebook and Twitter. Send us your favorite dad-centered conspiracy theories on YouTube or Twitch. Lastly, why call us all a diminutive name over Apple Podcasts, so you can finally become our dad. 

Games Discussed include: Yoshi's Crafted World, The Gears of War series, Bye-Bye BoxBoy! and Red Dead Redemption 2

Show Notes: 

Wall man from Perfect Dark Zero

May 21, 2019

It's tee time, listeners! Sharpen your clubs, fasten your pantaloons, and steel yourself for this excursion into the green sea. "Golf" is the topic at hand, suggested by listener Aaron (@ajc77 on Twitter) who suggested it to us at PodCon! Get ready to 'walk the shank' in this episode: Giovanni reviews proper grass zamboni maintenance. Greg invents a language based on vegetables. Dave gets swarthy. Colin talks about how capitalism is bad.

Tell us about your most successful green sea raids over on Twitter and Facebook, or post your golf pirate manifesto at our YouTube Channel. You can also watch us explore advanced golf tactics on Twitch. Finally, if you like what you hear, leave a review and your favorite classic golf shanty over on Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Grand Theft Auto 5, Golf Story, Everybody's Golf, and Tropico 5

 

May 7, 2019

Sacrifice - whether you're saving the world or summoning a deity, Sacrifice is a huge part of games and popular media in general. This topic was whittled down from a suggestion by @Johnny.Boy.Jones, who talked to us at PodCon (RIP). Originally entitled "Destined to die in order to save the world," the idea of "Sacrifice" is explored in many different ways. Colin picks a game that matches this topic exactly, earning 50 bonus points. Dave pushes back on Giovanni's bad, bad opinions. Greg helps Dave edit the podcast in real time. Giovanni tries to avoid saying "Interesting" and fails immediately. 

Tell us your most painful game sacrifices on Twitter and Facebook, or publish a video essay response about it on our YouTube Channel. You can see us sacrifice our time an energy over on Twitch. Finally, if you like what you hear, leave a review and a few drops of blood over at Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Sacrifice, Bloodborne, Batman: Arkham City, and Nier: Automata

Show Notes: 

Tupac Alive Riding Backwards on a 10-Speed

Apr 23, 2019

Have you heard the word? Do you know the secret phrase? This episode is for those in the know ONLY. "Conspiracy" is the topic, brought to us from fellow Illuminati Alex Choate - @achoatexo on Instagram! Greg falls down a Half-Life 3 rabbit hole. Colin explains how different timelines intersect. Dave condemns DARPA. Giovanni is here to tell you the kids are all right (but what's in those chemtrails, ya know?) 

Send us your coded messages Twitter and Facebook, or subliminally communicate with us on our YouTube Channel. You can see us live (no body doubles, we promise) over on Twitch. Finally, if you like what you hear, leave a note for our secret alien overlords over at Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Polybius, and Pokémon Red/Blue

Show Notes: 

How A Game Made People Think Half-Life 3 Would Be Released This Year, Patricia Hernandez, Kotaku

A Half-Life 3 Conspiracy Image

A Half-Life 3 Reddit Thread we guess

Borealis Wikia Page in case you wanted MORE HL3 Conspiracy Notes

Tim Curry losing his mind over space communism

 

Apr 9, 2019

Listeners, breathe deep and repeat after us: "The topic is fruit." We recommend repeating this sentence often over the course of this episode. Welcome to "Fruit," at topic that comes to us from Stephanie Charas - @StepUpTheGame on Twitter! Dave discloses his allergy reports. Greg is happy to no longer be debating interesting things or having nice conversations. Giovanni explores the uneasy space between power and punishment. Colin has thoughts about eggs. 

Tell us your favorite fruit by on Twitter and Facebook, or make a video response on our YouTube Channel. Help us decide if an eel is a fruit by following us on Twitch. Finally, if you like what you hear, we'd really appreciate it if you could leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Yoshi's Story, Crash Bandicoot, Prey, and Tails Adventure

Mar 26, 2019

What's better than four hosts on this show? Four hosts PLUS a special guest! Andrew (@arhenderson) from fellow videogame podcast Debate This! joins the LTRT crew for a full hour of spicy takes and unpopular opinions. It's our most controversial and unpopular episode yet! Andrew walks us through how we can accidentally kill god using the power of friendship. Greg hates on every 90s kids' favorite Legend of Zelda game. Dave tries to redeem Anthem. Giovanni mourns the loss of BossKey Studios. Colin has eels on the mind. 

You can hear more of Andrew's hot takes by subscribing to Debate This! As always, you can find Left Trigger Right Trigger on Twitter and Facebook, as well as our YouTube Channel. We're also occasionally on Twitch, where we keep all our eels. Finally, if you like what you hear, we'd really appreciate it if you could leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Final Fantasy XIII, Anthem, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Radical Heights, and Odell Down Under

Show Notes: 

Go check out Debate This! you goons!

Mar 12, 2019

Charge your card and deposit your soul credits, Hell Arcade (now rebranded as ArcHades) is open and ready to accept your soul. This episode's topic - Arcades - comes to you courtesy of both Laila (@RowdyLaila) of the Bigfoot and Bob Podcast and Satan! Tune in for approximately 20 minutes of videogame discussion bookended by all the bits you could ever need. You want the world's greatest arcade salesman? You got it. You want a Nintendo Labo Coffin? We have that too? How about some Lou Bega nostalgia? No? Well too bad!

Reggie delves into the history of GameWorks. Reggie talks about how good it feels to shoot a man. Reggie explores the sensation of becoming a literal monster. Reggie has thoughts about Overwatch arcades and worldbuilding.  

You can follow all these Reggies on Twitter and Facebook. You can see additional content directly, with your eyeballs, by subscribing to our YouTube Channel. Reggie can also be found on Twitch, where we'll show you a TV that looks like an apple. Finally, if you like what you hear, we'd really appreciate it if you could leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Time Crisis II, Virtual Arena, Rampage, and Overwatch

Once again, thank you so much to Laila for the suggestion and make sure to check out the Bigfoot and Bob Podcast

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