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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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Oct 17, 2023

A strong aroma lures you towards the kitchen. What possibly could be generating such an enticing smell? Also, who is cooking this delicious smelling meal? Four people stand in the kitchen, all standing over a large pot of stew, but the ingredients they're adding are video games. Cartridges, discs, and hard drives bubble away in the pot as the hosts of this podcast pass the stirring spoon back and forth. We hope you're hungry.

In this episode: Tom lights the burner, David starts to simmer, Greg kicks it up a notch, Tess finishes with a favorite.

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Games discussed: Pokemon, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Peglin, Pokemon Omega Ruby

Oct 3, 2023

Wrap up in a blanket, put on some calm music, and light one up. What are you lighting up? That depends on your state. So whatever state (of mind) you are in (or would like to be in), then adjust what you light up. Maybe I'm overthinking it. Maybe we all need to stop overthinking things.

In this episode: Giovanni looks to puff pixel pass. David waits to let it loose. Tess makes some tough decisions. Greg can't let it be.

If you want to chill out in a discord server with us, you can pay as little as $1 over at patreon.com/LTRT. Otherwise, it'd be really chill of you to leave a rating or review on your podcatcher of choice.

Games discussed: Chrono Trigger, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Frostpunk, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Sep 19, 2023

Finally, proof from outside just our hosts that Zoombinis are real. If you've been a Zoombini truther than thank you for all the work you've put in over the years....or, wait, I guess maybe not if being a truther is someone who doesn't believe they existed? Sheesh, manufacturing engagement over a fake conspiracy is harder than it seems.

In this episode: David tries to find the failure point. Josh wants to drop the bridge. Greg does it to himself.

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Games discussed: Anthem, Logical Journey of the Zoombinis, Pokemon Red

Sep 5, 2023

The cauldron bubbles, the runes are set, and your wand now hums with power. Your familiar looks on in anticipation, waiting to see what your spell brings forth. It's time to begin. You summon your will and chant the incantation. Purple and green sparks sizzle and pop in the middle of the summoning circle where a shadow has suddenly appeared. The veil begins to drop and reveal what has been brought forth. Your familiar flees at the sudden presence, you cover your face in shock at what you have summoned: the hosts of Left Trigger Right Trigger. Jeez, podcast platforms have gotten intricate.

In this episode: Giovanni compares and contrasts. Tess writes in. Greg gets hit by lightning. David ponders the dodgeball.

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Games discussed: Forspoken, Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon, Magicka, Dodgeball Academia

Aug 22, 2023

Double OO August continues! We got a little distracted in the intro for some reason, but it turns out some of us have been consuming vampiric media. Which to be clear, is media that features vampires, not media that siphons something off of someone else. But maybe all media is vampiric because it pulls a lot of energy out of the people who make it and we as people who take it in are consumers. Really makes you think. ANYWAY

In this episode: Giovanni gets a bit sweaty. Tess pulls from afar. Greg is looking at games with red tinted glasses. David fulfills the prophecy.

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Games discussed: Mortal Kombat, Legacy of Kain: Defiance, Diablo, Bloodborne

Show Notes: David L. Craddock's article on how Mortal Kombat changed video game history

Aug 8, 2023

Having trouble hearing this? Try leaning your head to the left. If that doesn't work, try unplugging and plugging back in your headphones/speakers. Otherwise, the surefire way to fix it is to shove your phone in your bed and roll around. Our troubleshooting has shown that, while taxing, this is the most consistant way to fix the problem of not being able to hear our silly podcast. If it doesn't fix the problem then you're not rolling hard enough!

In this episode: David calls for help straight from the source. Tess solves the dark equation. Giovanni slams his keyboard. Greg digs up the past.

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Games discussed include: Wandersong, Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries, Quadrilateral Cowboy, E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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Jul 25, 2023

Prepare to hear the future! Social media is changing a lot these days, but in the beginning of this episode we put forward an idea that is sure to take the world of gaming by storm. If you don't hop on the bus then get ready to get hit by it! Also we could use some help with the name.

In this episode: David evokes Pikmin for the SEO. Giovanni wants to settle down in a bathroom. Greg has a bloodlust that must be sated. Tess plans a politically motivated takedown.

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Games discussed include: BioShock Infinite, HITMAN World of Assassination, Duck Hunt, Skyrim

Jul 21, 2023

Hello listeners! We thought you may enjoy a sneak peek at one of our Patreon exclusive episodes. For as little as $1 a month at patreon.com/LTRT, you can gain access to a feed of episodes that cover a wide range topics, from deep dives into specific games to talking about big news in the industry to stuff like......this episode.

Listen, this episode goes off the rails pretty quickly, even by our standards. What was supposed to be a discussion about adaptations of video games somehow ended up with us opening a tier list with all Super Smash Bros. characters and trying to learn about US foreign policy. Hopefully we'll get back to that adaptation discussion later, but for now we hope you enjoy this buckwild episode.

Jul 11, 2023

Tis the season to get sweaty as we talk about Summer and why it is no longer our favorite season. But just because something has fallen out of our favor doesn't mean it's all bad! We also discuss the good things like Peppa Pig and wanting to take off all our clothes because it's too hot. So whether you're listening to this episode wearing white floral or nothing at all, we hope you enjoy.

In this episode: Giovanni is feeling the vibes. David is finding the reason for the season. Greg is making another plea to a large corporation.

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Games discussed include: Wide Ocean Big Jacket, Overwatch, TimeSplitters 2

Show Notes

Peppa Pig Game Pays Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Jun 27, 2023

It's Giovanni's Peppa Pig Summer. What is that? Don't worry about it. You will need to traverse the opening section of this episode without this information, but you can do it. Even if you find it challenging, you can get through. Just stick with it.

Giovanni plays with stickers. Greg is very animated. David laughs out loud. Tess wants to hear everyone's stick opinions.

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Games discussed include: Cardpocalypse, Stick Fight: The Game, West of Loathing, Minecraft

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