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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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Feb 20, 2024

Thanks to everyone who came and supported us during the 24-hour stream benefitting NAMI Seattle!

Bosses. Babies. A perfect match. In this episode we talk about video games, Boss Baby, and also the Boss Baby interactive game. With DreamWorks Animation's cultural touchstone taking the world by storm, it makes sense this would take up so much real estate during the Boss episode. And if you got a problem with that then I've got a pink slip for you.

In this episode: Tess runs the world. David fights the big ones. Giovanni leads the way. Greg gets overrun by the rush.

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Games discussed: Tropico 5, Hollow Knight, Humanity, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Feb 8, 2024

Left Trigger Right Trigger is turning 7 years old which means it's time to stay awake for 24 hours! We'll be streaming 24 of our favorite games from 2023 from Saturday, February 17th at 10am until Sunday, February 18th at 10am over at twitch.tv/lefttriggerrighttrigger.

This year we'll be raising money for NAMI Seattle, an organization in the Seattle, Washington area working specifically to fill the gaps in their local mental health system through peer-led education, refererals, and support. NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, itself is the largest grassroots mental health organization in the United States. Their mission is to address the unmet mental health needs within their communities through support, referral, education, and outreach to help people impacted by mental illness know they are not alone and are empowered to live a fulfilling life.

So join us over at twitch.tv/lefttriggerrighttrigger from Saturday, February 17th at 10am until Sunday, February 18th at 10am and make sure we're still awake/alive. We hope to see you there!

Feb 6, 2024

The 7th Annual LTRT 24-Hour Stream is coming on February 17 at 10am ET! We'll be raising money for NAMI Seattle over the course of 24 hours while playing some of our favorite games from 2023. Come check it out at twitch.tv/lefttriggerrighttrigger!

I feel like the obvious thing is to bring up the song by The Beatles, but I think the better angle to discuss a cover of a different Beatles song. That's right, it's time to talk about Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help from My Friends"! Uh...yea I don't know, it's late.

In this episode: Tess leads the charge. David goes online. Greg does a bad promo.

If you'd like to help us out, come check out the charity stream on February 17th! If you want to get in early on the action, you can join our Patreon where this months donations will go to NAMI Seattle! Finally, the free way to help us is to rate or review us on your favored podcatcher.

Games discussed: Fortnite, Elden Ring, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

Jan 23, 2024

Quietly approach this next area so we don't spook the wildlife within. This is where we can witness a podcast in its natural habitat. Splendid! They appear to be in a jovial mood today. You can tell if a podcast is in a good mood by the amount of odd references, callbacks to previous bits, and mediocre segues it makes. If I'm understanding them right, this podcast is refering to "Wildlife" but is looking at a screen rather than the wilderness around them. Hopefully that means they'll be- oh they've seen us. Ok, listen closely and repeat after me.

In this episode: David has done a lot of work. Giovanni brings an oldie but a goodie. Tess takes a bite. Greg potentially gets meta I guess?

Phew, ok we made it out of there unscathed. If you'd like to support habitats like this, consider joining our Patreon for as little as $1. Or you can always leave us a rating or review on your preferred podcatcher.

Games discussed: Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Bugsnax, Horizon: Zero Dawn

Jan 9, 2024

New year, new you, guess who? It's Matt Cole from Debate This! Matt has joined us for a very casual talk about how we feel about retro games, how to take a more casual approach to games, and what Quibi stands for. Also, we have an update regarding the aprons we sold during 2023's 24-hour stream (RIP).

In this episode: Giovanni files a complaint with Walmart. David asks the hard questions. Greg takes a turn. Matt has put in some hours.

If you want to have a casual hang, consider joining our Patreon for as little as a little as 1 US dollar to join our Discord server. Also, it'd be super rad if you left us a rating or review on your preferred podcatcher.

Games discussed: Tetris DS, Honkai: Star Rail, Hearthstone, Overwatch 2

Dec 26, 2023

It's the end of the year! Which means it's time to reflect on what 2023 means to each of us. What has this year brought for better or worse? What does "new year, new you" really mean? When will InVincible Iron Ivy: Enter Pretty, Pretty Princess come out of early access? Don't worry about that last one.

In this episode: David's got the good stuff. Giovanni forgets what he said. Tess adds to her party. Greg gets fixated.

If you'd like to support us into 2024, consider supporting us via Patreon or by leaving us a rating or review on your preferred podcatcher.

Games discussed: Fortnite, VIDEOVERSE, Baldur's Gate 3, Sea of Stars

Show Notes: Giovanni's interview with VIDEOVERSE creator Lucy Blundell

Dec 12, 2023

Sometimes I think about how different the gaming world would be if Nintendo had gotten the rights to Popeye and hadn't had to scramble to make the characters in the original Donkey Kong game. Instead of a fleet of mascot shooters, would the 90s have been filled with a slew of era-defining video games based on previously existing IPs? Would the variety of skins you see in something like Fortnite be considered gauche? What IP specific games would have the best spinoffs?

In this episode: Giovanni hits the links, Tess learns how to touch a computer, Greg gets bored, David follows the trend.

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Games discussed: Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Mario Teaches Typing 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario RPG

Nov 28, 2023

Stop, collaborate, and listen to this episode about collaboration! It's an episode that is legally distinct from our Co-op episode both in title and in the areas we cover in our conversation. But keep an eye on the clock for a returning segment everybody loves!

In this episode: Tess brings the house down. Greg creates a problem for his cohosts. David watches the world burn around him. Giovanni discusses taxes.

If you'd like to give us a hand, consider collaborating your wallet with our Patreon at patreon.com/LTRT. Or if you'd rather, leave us a review on your podcatcher of choice.

Games discussed: Teardown, Suika Game, Human Fall Flat, Death Stranding

Nov 14, 2023

An unnamed LA stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver for local criminals has started getting close to his neighbor and her young son. When he gets an offer he can't refuse on a dangerous deal and it all goes awry, the driver will need to do everything he can to protect his neighbors. There's only one thing he can do to keep them safe........listen to the latest episode of Left Trigger Right Trigger. Err...I mean, Drive.

In this episode: David gets too real. Giovanni takes to the streets. Tess has to go fast. Greg changes his perspective.

If you'd like to support us for as little as $1 you can head to patreon.com/LTRT. Or if you'd like to support us for free, consider giving us a rating or review.

Games discussed: Pikmin 4, Forza Motorsport, F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, Death Rally

Oct 31, 2023

It's time to once again get spooky with Andrew Zucosky! This time around we have some group therapy about the compulsion to buy certain games, talking about games, and Baldur's Gate 3. We probably should have talked about some monsters or something. I guess we talked about Asterion, but we certainly didn't talk about being afraid of him...

In this episode: Andrew can't help himself. Greg gets creeped out. Giovanni gives up the ghost. David goes to some weddings.

If you'd like to get in on the conversation, you can join our discord by paying as low as $1 via our Patreon at patreon.com/LTRT. Otherwise, if you've enjoyed the episode you can support us by leaving a review on your podcatcher of choice.

Games discussed: XCOM 3, Firewatch, Baldur's Gate 3, Metroid Dread

Show Notes: Zuco's Baldur's Gate 3 review

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