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Now displaying: February, 2022
Feb 22, 2022
Listeners! Thank you to everyone who showed up for our annual 24-hour charity stream! A huge thank you to everyone who donated! Because of your contributions we raised over $4,200 for MaineTransNet! The charity campaign will be open until the end February, so if you want to add donations you can still do so right here.

This episode is Beige. No hot takes or bits here, just take the beige pill and vibe to the beige noise. Featuring a performance by special guest Tom Waits. 

In this episode - Giovanni is beige. David is beige. Tess is beige. Greg is beige. 

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. 

Maybe you should head over to lefttriggerrighttrigger.com to find all our social media and other content!!

Games discussed include: True Crime: Streets of LA, GoldenEye 007,  Fallout 4, and Assassin's Creed.

Feb 8, 2022
Hey everyone! We have a super important announcement - it's once again time for our annual 24-hour charity stream!! This year we'll be streaming to benefit MaineTransNet! MaineTransNet is a community based organization led by transgender people, for transgender people. They serve Maine's trans community in a ton of different ways, including support groups, transgender competency training, and advocacy work. We're so excited to support them with this year's stream!

You're going to want to tune to twitch.tv/lefttriggerrighttrigger on Saturday, February 19 at 10 AM ET and stick around until Sunday, February 20 at 10 AM ET. Oh and just like last year, we'll be donating our Patreon contributions for February. Come hang out, keep us awake, and check out all the shenanigans. We hope to see you there!!

Motion - is it more than just waggling a controller around? In this episode we seek to explore all aspects of this much-maligned game mechanic (and also discuss our struggles with motion sickness).

In this episode - Giovanni mourns the death of motion based party games. David has to have a little lie down. Tess discusses why your body does not want to be an interface. Greg tries to learn a new joke.  

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. 

Maybe you should head over to lefttriggerrighttrigger.com to find all our social media and other content!!

Games discussed include: WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Super Hexagon, and Nike+ Kinect Training.

Show notes: 

Video Games and Motion Sickness, Eric Qualls for Lifewire

Your Body Does Not Want to Be an Interface, John Pavlus for MIT Technology Review 

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