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Now displaying: November, 2021
Nov 30, 2021

Listeners, we have a question for you: what is a surprise? Well, if you're Greg, the answer is "lying." Are lies surprises? Can the truth ever be a surprise? These are the questions we gloss over in favor of discussing the storied career of Bradley Whitford. "Surprise!"

In this episode - David gets tired of leaks. Giovanni is shocked by defying genre conventions. Tess evangelizes the egg rabbit. Greg lies over and over. 

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Games discussed include: The Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Peggle Nights

Nov 16, 2021

Listeners - please know that we are not exaggerating when we tell you that this is one of the best 3/4ths of an episode we've ever released. This episode is full thoughtful insights into our relationship to nature as creators, game players, and humans in general. But, it is the nature of the scorpion to sting - and that is exactly what Greg does to the last 1/4th of this episode. This is 'Nature.' Please enjoy. 

In this episode - Tess reflects on the colonial mindset toward nature reflected in media. Giovanni probes the limits of nature as a digital construct. David explores the visual beauty of nature and briefly ponders the concept of the sublime. Greg asks, "why isn't Mario taller?"

As always, a huge, huge thank you to our patrons. Your support means the world to us. If you want to become a patron (and get access to some exclusive podcasts) you can sign up at patreon.com/LTRT.  If you don't have the cash to support us right now you can always leave us a review on your podcatcher of choice. 

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Games discussed include: Eastshade, Offworld Trading Company, Assassin's Creed 3, and Mario Galaxy

Nov 2, 2021

Sorry, listeners. You're going to have to attempt this episode again after you've acquired the EARS upgrade. You could try to brute force it but it's really much easier once you have EARS. 

In this 'Metroidvania' episode - Greg opens the show with the longest joke we've ever heard. David succeeds at the metroidvania of life. Giovanni has bad opinions on Hollow Knight. Tess is away - laying low across county lines until the heat dies down. 

As always, a huge, huge thank you to our patrons. Your support means the world to us. If you want to become a patron (and get access to some exclusive podcasts) you can sign up at patreon.com/LTRT.  If you don't have the cash to support us right now you can always leave us a review on your podcatcher of choice. 

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Games discussed include: Metroid: Dread, Ori and the Blind Forest, and Hollow Knight

 

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