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Apr 4, 2023

Welcome to the first episode of a miniseries on environments! According to Merriam-Webster, a desert is an arid land with usually sparse vegetation. Unfortunately, we spend more time discussing the other definitions and even pronunciations of desert. Is anyone surprised?

In this episode: David starts seeing things. Tess's expectations are dashed. Giovanni is pure evil. Greg looks back on what he's left behind.

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Games discussed include: Assassin's Creed Origins, Merchant of the Skies, Pokemon Go, Hearthstone

Mar 21, 2023

Disclaimer: we don't talk about bark at all in this episode. It's a real failure on our part and for that we'd like to apologize. There are several bits we left out there untouched. We're hopeful we can come back and address things like birch bark and the similarities between the names of the skin of a tree and the sound of a dog. One day...

In this episode: David flies over a terrible sight. Greg punches trees. Giovanni tries to get a bigger picture. Tess wants to make better decisions.

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Games discussed include: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Minecraft, Callisto Protocol, Titan Quest

Mar 7, 2023

Sleep is essential for humans (and computers). It let's our thoughts settle and our cycles to reset. But what happens when other things invade those restful moments? How do we continue to interact with games while we sleep? And what is sleep really a metaphor for? Surprisingly, we tackle all of these issues, while also discussing the prospect of a permadeath Mario game.

In this episode: Steven falls asleep at the wheel. Tess sleeps to success. David has some strategey sessions while sleeping. Cotton calls Kirby a murderer.

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Games discussed include: Forza Horizon 5, Universal Paperclips, Wild Hearts, Little Nemo: The Dream Master

Feb 21, 2023

Michael Buffer, 8 years after starting to use the phrase, trademarked "Let's get ready to rumble!" in 1992. Since then he's sold the rights to several different video games, advertisements, music albums, and more! As of 2018, he's made $400 million in revenue from the trademark. We here at Left Trigger Right Trigger applaud his achievement and hope he won't sue us for saying his iconic catchphrase.

In this episode: Giovanni calls out Jeff Grubb. David wonders how things are the same in different places. Greg taps the well again. Tess hits us with a haymaker.

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Games discussed include: Star Fox 64, Astro's Playroom, 1-2-Switch, Zeno Clash

Feb 7, 2023

Aristotle. Plato. Socrates. These philosophers have shaped the way the modern world talks about thought. But what about how we talk about think? Luckily, we're up to the task of filling in the area the old guys left out.

In this episode: David needs some space, Giovanni works on a real stumper, Tess sees the full shape of a game, Greg figures it all out without doing anything.

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Games discussed include: God of War Ragnarok, Return of the Obra Dinn, Braid, Hollow Knight

Jan 24, 2023

Strap in and get ready to change Gears! It's finally time to talk about One Piece, and Metal Gear Solid, and also the topic "Gear"!

In this episode: David tries to find the gear that's best for him, Giovanni can't stop picking up Batgirl gloves, and Greg tosses a coin into the gacha machine.

If you would like to strap on your own gear and join in on the adventure, you can head over to patreon.com/LTRT to get access to our Discord server. Or if you just want to fill up your backlog for the journey, you can check out more of our content over at www.lefttriggerrighttrigger.com 

Games discussed include: No Man's Sky, The Division, and Gotham Knights

Show Notes:

"One Piece deserves better than One Piece Odyssey"

Jan 10, 2023

It's the beginning of a new, momentous year! Celebrate in style with your favorite John Leguizamo movie, stare deeply into the magic eye pictures on the wall, and gather around the goo-log! Enjoy our celebration....or else!

In this episode: Giovanni spins some tunes, Tess gets left out in the lurch, David uncovers a Mandela Effect, and Greg pushes the limit

If you'd like to join us in our celebration of this most holy anniversary, head over to patreon.com/LTRT where you can hop in our Discord server to compare notes on celebrating the season.

Games discussed include: Persona 5, Fuser, PaRappa the Rapper, and Neon White

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"Clowns farting": The wild story behind Resident Evil's worst soundtrack

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