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Jul 28, 2020

There is an ocean in our soul where the waters do not curve. Unfortunately in this episode we are completely full of curves - believe us when we say the first 20 minutes or so are a journey. Sorry and you're welcome. Giovanni gets upset at constant references to his own music. Greg searches for sunken treasure. Colin gets a little salty. Dave stares into the endless black abyss. It's fun for the whole family. 

We're streaming over on twitch.tv/lefttriggerrighttrigger - join us every Thursday at 7:30 ET as we raise money for The Bail Project and play through Final Fantasy VII Remake Hard Mode! We're going to be raising money every week until we finish the game. Come join us!

If you want to catch up on past streams you can find them over on our YouTube page. You can also give us a follow on Twitter (@LTRTCast) or on the Left Trigger Right Trigger Facebook Page.  We'd also really appreciate if you take a moment to give us a rate and review on Apple Podcasts

Games discussed include Pokémon Sapphire, Sea Salt, Abzu, and Sea of Thieves.

Jul 14, 2020

Welcome to Left Trigger Right Trigger, the Sufjan Stevens Podcast about Sufjan Stevens and starring 1) Sufjan Stevens 2) Isaac Brock 3) Sufjan Stevens (again) and 4) A Youth Pastor or Something. As we do every episode on LTRT, the Sufjans convene to discuss an important theme throughout videogames. This time, it's Tone! You won't believe the lengths we go to in order to avoid saying the phrase ludonarrative dissonance.

Sufjan explains why the 50 States Project isn't finished. Isaac growls for a bit. Sufjan (the other one) explains why capitalism is bad. The Youth Pastor talks about how he broke up a fight on the subway with a fart.

We're streaming over on twitch.tv/lefttriggerrighttrigger - join us every Thursday at 7:30 ET as we raise money for The Bail Project and play through Final Fantasy VII Remake Hard Mode! We're going to be raising money every week until we finish the game. Come join us!

If you want to catch up on past streams you can find them over on our YouTube page. You can also give us a follow on Twitter (@LTRTCast) or on the Left Trigger Right Trigger Facebook Page.  We'd also really appreciate if you take a moment to give us a rate and review on Apple Podcasts

Games discussed include Borderlands 3, Persona 4: Golden, Beeswing, and Ori and the Blind Forest

Show Notes: 

On Beeswing, Joy In Death, And The 'Grandma Money Shot'Nathan Grayson, Rock Paper Shotgun

Jun 30, 2020

Listeners, it's time to indulge your deepest fantasies - as long as those fantasies involve a broad ranging discussion of Fantasy in videogames. Colin manages to avoid turning this whole episode into a discussion about Skyrim. Greg is ousted as a Cribbage hustler. Dave explores his masochistic side. Giovanni pitches an app (game??) that will finally let the Switch replace mobile phones.  

We've started a new streaming series over on twitch.tv/lefttriggerrighttrigger - join us every Thursday at 7:30 ET as we raise money for The Bail Project and play through Final Fantasy VII Remake Hard Mode! We're going to be raising money every week until we finish the game. Come join us!

If you want to catch up on past streams you can find them over on our YouTube page. We'd also really appreciate if you take a moment to give us a rate and review on Apple Podcasts. You can also give us a follow on Twitter (@LTRTCast) or on the Left Trigger Right Trigger Facebook Page

Games discussed include Dark Souls, World of Warcraft, That Dragon Cancer, and Secret World Legends (fka The Secret World)

Show Notes: 

Transcript of Game No Shokutaku interview with Hidetaka Miyazaki

Things I Ate in Skyrim - Gus Mastrapa, Kill Screen

Jun 16, 2020

Listeners: this is a weird time to be making podcasts. Every year around Father's Day we sit down and record what is consistently our goofiest, most absurd episode of the year. This particular episode is no different, but this year is definitely different.

Because of that, we hope you'll take a moment to give some time and money to some of the causes we've linked below. Thank you for taking the time to listen, read, reflect, and fight for a better world. Black lives matter. 

Finally, we're doing a charity fundraising stream of Final Fantasy VII Remake every Thursday at 7:30 pm ET over on twitch.tv/lefttriggerrighttrigger. All money raised goes to support The Bail Project. We'll be doing this stream every week for most of the summer, so come on by. 

Thank you, 

- Dave, Colin, G, and Greg

 

Jun 2, 2020

Dungeons - turns out they're actually towers? Get ready for a semantically vigorous episode complete with multiple dog pools. Greg gets lost. Colin berates Greg for not knowing about the game Hover!  Dave is actually not the person who pulls out a dictionary. Giovanni challenges you all to prove him wrong.

Quarantine is on and we've been doing some streams over on twitch.tv/lefttriggerrighttrigger. In fact we just hit affiliate status (by accident. Oops!) so come by and check us out. We've also been posting highlight reels over on our YouTube page. 

As always, if you like this show then we'd really appreciate if you take a moment to give us a rate and review on Apple Podcasts. You can also give us a follow on Twitter (@LTRTCast) or the Left Trigger Right Trigger Facebook Page, where you too can suggest topics for upcoming shows!

Games discussed include Dungeon Master, Neverwinter Nights, Gauntlet Legends, and Spelunky. 

May 19, 2020

Aliens: do they walk among us? Do they have ill intent? Have they been using SimCity to learn how to conquer us? This episode takes some big swings from discussing the cultural context of aliens to full blown conspiracy theories. Colin talks about 1950s pulp alien tropes. Dave examines aliens as a form of plot escalation. Greg starts a new VPN. Giovanni asks, what if the aliens are here to help?

Quarantine is on and we've been doing some streams over on twitch.tv/lefttriggerrighttrigger. In fact we just hit affiliate status (by accident. Oops!) so come by and check us out. We've also been posting highlight reels over on our YouTube page. 

As always, if you like this show then we'd really appreciate if you take a moment to give us a rate and review on Apple Podcasts. You can also give us a follow on Twitter (@LTRTCast) or the Left Trigger Right Trigger Facebook Page, where you too can suggest topics for upcoming shows!

Games discussed include Destroy All Humans! (2005), Kid Icarus: Uprising, The Sims 4, and Part Time UFO. 

May 5, 2020

This episode of LTRT comes to us from listener Alex McCrady! Thanks so much for the suggestion!

Physics: it makes the world go round and makes games possible (Probably? Maybe?? None of us know science!). Giovanni discusses the difficulty of moving his legs. Dave questions control and standards. Colin reads a product review from 2000. Greg tries to tie it all together but plays The Incredible Machine instead. 

Quarantine is on and we've been doing some streams over on twitch.tv/lefttriggerrighttrigger. In fact we just hit affiliate status (by accident. Oops!) so come by and check us out. We've also been posting highlight reels over on our YouTube page. 

As always, if you like this show then we'd really appreciate if you take a moment to give us a rate and review on Apple Podcasts. You can also give us a follow on Twitter (@LTRTCast) or the Left Trigger Right Trigger Facebook Page, where you too can suggest topics for upcoming shows!

Games discussed include QWOP, Human Fall Flat, InventorLabs: Technology, and Portal 2

Show Notes: 

Here's an OLD YouTube video for you! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWbDEYCIE5Y

Here's a RECENT YouTube video for you! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d0VQmyX_-s

Apr 21, 2020

Welcome back friend of the show Ayla Kaluski who's here to bring us all the best commentary on this SEO optimized episode on Remakes! This episode starts in a Chuck E. Cheese and ends with a K.K. Slider version of It's Tricky by Run-D.M.C. so you know it's a good one. 

Special note for our listeners: we've been doing some more streaming over on twitch.tv/lefttriggerrighttrigger, so tune in for our semi-regular shows. If you miss a stream, we've been posting highlight reels over on our YouTube. As always, if you like this show then we'd really appreciate if you take a moment to give us a rate and review on Apple Podcasts. You can also follow us on twitter @LTRTCast or over on the Left tigger Right Trigger Facebook Page.

Games discussed include SSX (2012), Shadow of the Colossus, Katamari Forever, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, and Melvor Idle

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Apr 7, 2020

Good news! We're here to ruin all your good will towards this show with a special topic: EGG! Hope you like 15 minutes of piling on Zipper from Animal Crossing. Also, we're ready and eager to receive your your Eggsonas over on our Twitter (@LTRTCast). Giovanni talks about a big egg. Dave posits a new religion. Colin explains that everyone is trans. Gr*** has a lot of thoughts about religion. 

If you feel like it, why not take a moment  to give us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts? You can also follow us on twitter @LTRTCast or over on the Left Trigger Right Trigger Facebook Page

Games discussed include The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Yoshi's Story Gameboy Advance, Pokémon Black and White, and Super Mario Bros. 2

Mar 24, 2020

Listeners - we say this with all sincerity. Times are hard right now and we are all in this together. We’re bringing you this episode on Isolation in the hopes that it brings you some amount of levity and humor in the face of something that, we feel, none of us know how to address or even fully comprehend. We know this little gaming podcast can’t do much but we’re going to do all that we can. Please stay safe and know that you are not alone.

Games discussed include No Man’s Sky, Alto’s Odyssey, Cosmochoria, and Minecraft

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