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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 and remember, games are just metaphors.
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Sep 20, 2022

Dear listener, we ask you to be our mirror. Tell us, what is our reputation? Please be honest, and let us know who you think we are. Then let us know what wares that makes us qualified to purchase. The UI is foggy on this so we have to use text prompts.

In this episode: Giovanni asks "what's in a name?" David inspects the morality of mechanics. Tess fights the power. Greg asks some tough questions.

If you'd like to build up reputation with LTRT, head over to patreon.com/LTRT. While you gain points with our faction, you can check out the Patron exclusive content. Or head over to lefttriggerrighttrigger.com

Games discussed: WWF No Mercy, Infamous Second Son, Baldur's Gate, and Mega Man 3

Sep 6, 2022

Pets: what are they? where do they call home? what's their favorite treat? This is an episode full of thoughts like these and also RIP Gorbachev we guess. 

In this episode: David ponders the immortal Nintendog. Giovanni watches his cat play video games. Greg explore his dark side. Tess has her petting zoo license revoked. 

If you want to to adopt or sponsor us to be your pet, head over to patreon.com/LTRT. We have all types of adorable antics for our subscribers, like that one time G and David talked about Elden Ring for like an hour and a half 

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Games discussed: Resident Evil 6, Nintendogs, Cult of the Lamb, and Rollercoaster Tycoon 3

Aug 23, 2022

Listeners, Double-O August comes in like a Cookie and out like a Bazooka. This episode blasts its way into your brain, opening you up to new ideas. I guess your brain is a tank or something in this metaphor? When did writing these get so difficult.  

In this episode: David asks, "why do game have a big gun?" Giovanni tries to rocket jump. Tess loads everything she can into a tube and blasts it at you. Greg has worms.  

Hungry for more nonsense and explosive ordinance? Check out patreon.com/LTRT. You can learn all about World Flipper, a game that captured our attention for approximately two months that then most of us swore off of. 

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Games discussed: Doom, Team Fortress 2, Earth Defense Force 2017, and Worms W.M.D.

Aug 9, 2022

A treat! A snack! A delight! A Cookie! Listeners, however you describe it, this episode is sweet enough to satiate your sweet...ear? Is that really the audio equivalent of a sweet-tooth? Sweet-cochlea? That's nothing - this metaphor isn't working. 

In this episode: David reveals the dark underside of Pokémon GO. Giovanni explains why we're in the silver age of character licensing deals. Greg says a lot of jargon in a convincing and scary way. Tess wants to know what your relationship to cookies is like.  

If you're interested in a real sweet treat, you can dip your hand into our cookie jar over at patreon.com/LTRT. If you sign up you can listen to an exclusive podcast in which we only talk about Elden Ring for like 2 hours. Isn't that a sweet treat?

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Games discussed: Gears 5, Pokémon GO, Mixolumia, Cookie Clicker

Jul 26, 2022

Listeners, it's the episode you've all been waiting for: the one where we talk about that one sword from Beowulf. Just kidding, this isn't an episode about Hrunting, the sword gifted from Unferth and used in battle against Grendel's Dam. It's about Hunting - something these four nerds are definitely qualified to discuss.

In this episode: David lands a ten-pointer (that's a hunting thing? right? numbers and points?). Tess gets addicted to roleplaying in Pokémon. Greg doesn't talk about a card game (well, only technically). Giovanni unleashes his darkest wrath with a plastic shotgun. 

Hey listen, if you like the Hunting episode you can support all our other sports goals by going to patreon.com/LTRT. All our best trophies are there, like the special episode of After Hours where we discuss Gamer Tummies.

If for some reason you'd like to hunt us down and give us a piece of your mind, know that we won't make it easy for you but you can start by heading over to lefttriggerrighttrigger.com 

Games discussed: Dicey Dungeons, Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2010, Hunt: Showdown, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus

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Jul 12, 2022

Welcome to our fast-casual dining experience where we've got all the apps you could ever crave! Giovanni's got a game that'll get you ready for more. David's serving up all your favorites. And Greg's got something spicy cooked up just for you! Sound too good to be true? Well, you probably haven't listened to the episode yet, so come on down and indulge in our apps today!

If you'd like a more private experience, you can always head over to patreon.com/LTRT for some premium options like "Discord access" and "Exclusive eps." To check our menu for what we've served in the past, don't hesitate to take a look at lefttriggerrighttrigger.com. But maybe you've had your fill and just want to leave a nice tip. If that's the case, leave us a rating or review where ever you're reading this!

Games Discussed: Duolingo, Splatoon 2, Destiny 2

Jun 28, 2022

You open up your favorite podcast app. You notice there's a new episode of Left Trigger Right Trigger, your favorite video game podcast. Your momentary hit of dopamine that comes with seeing a new podcast episode suddenly turns to fear as you see the episode title: Crate? What could crate episode even be? Don't worry friends: You're about to learn a million things about crate in the span of an hour. David breaks down Link's insurance policy. Giovanni reveals Tony Hawk's mail crimes. Greg tells us his favorite piece of a shape. Tess goes back to Pissember.

If you want to open up a whole crate of LTRT content, you can support the show over on patreon.com/LTRT. You'll get some rare loot drops there, like the latest episode of LTRT After Hours, where we say the word "Geoff" more times than is legally allowed on Spotify.

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Games discussed: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, Crash Bandicoot, Diablo II: Resurrected

Show notes: How Crash Bandicoot Hacked The Original Playstation

Jun 14, 2022

Listeners! Who could have anticipated that your LTRT hosts would do yet another Father's Day episode?? You'd think that by the 6ixth one of these we'd know better, but you know what they say: fool me once, shame on you. Fool me six times, I have a condition.  Welcome to the 6ixth Annual Father's Day Dadstravanganza: The Red Herring (Respectfully). We know we just had a fishing episode a little bit ago, but this one is for the DADS! Dads out there, this episode is for you. Here's what you can look forward to in this year's Dadstravanganza: Giovanni brainstorms the ideal videogame for dads. David washes down the deck. Greg really mixes up his dad references. Tess has some advice for you beta dads out there. 

If you're a dad and you'd like to support our show, head over to patreon.com/LTRT and toss us some spare change. Think of it as an allowance - we'll do the chores (tell you bad jokes) and you give us the money. Sound good? Sounds good to us.  Also If you don't have the cash to support us right now you can always leave us a review on your podcatcher of choice (including on Spotify for some reason!)

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Games discussed include: PowerWash Simulator, Cyberpunk 2077, Pac-Man, and Spore.

May 31, 2022

It's getting hot out there. Wouldn't you like to cool off with some nice, refreshing, thirst-quenching paint? Now we know what you're thinking: "Isn't paint toxic?" But here at Left Trigger Right Trigger we don't prescribe to such pedantic categorizations like "toxic" or "healthy" or "pedantic." We just aim to make sure you're taking care of yourself the best way we can, which in this case is a big tub of paint right down your gullet.* What're our favorite ways to enjoy paint via video games? Well we're glad you asked! Giovanni gets industrious with some definitions. Greg comes face to face with his inadequacies. David discusses how much joy Pizza brings him. Tess helps shine a light on the perils of giving children wall candy.

As always, a huge, huge thank you to our patrons. Your support means the world to us and we hope you'll join our discord! 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: KidPix, Splatoon, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, and Roblox

Show notes:

Investigation: How Roblox Is Exploiting Young Game Developers
Roblox Pressured Us to Delete Our Video. So We Dug Deeper.

*DO NOT EAT PAINT, WE DO NOT CONDONE OR RECOMMEND CONSUMING PAINT. GREG GOT WEIRD FOR NO REASON.

May 17, 2022
Hey folks, it's me Buzz Lightyear of the hit film Lightyear. I'm here on LTRT's fishing episode to let you know that you can see my film in June and also, contrary to some rumors, I've never farted in my space suit, not even once. Anyway, I've been told I have to read the following to you despite this being a written description, so just imagine this in my voice I guess? Here goes: 

Fishing! What is it? Who does it? How has it influenced human society, culture, and language? We explore these questions and more in this videogame podcast. Greg flexes his fly fishing skills. David explains why fishing is a bad time. Tess starts a fight with all fish everywhere. Giovanni bears his flaccid claws.

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: Radica DEEP SEA FISHIN' Electronic Handheld Fishing Game, Sonic Adventure, Hades, and Nintendo Badge Arcade

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