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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, won't you?
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May 21, 2019

It's tee time, listeners! Sharpen your clubs, fasten your pantaloons, and steel yourself for this excursion into the green sea. "Golf" is the topic at hand, suggested by listener Aaron (@ajc77 on Twitter) who suggested it to us at PodCon! Get ready to 'walk the shank' in this episode: Giovanni reviews proper grass zamboni maintenance. Greg invents a language based on vegetables. Dave gets swarthy. Colin talks about how capitalism is bad.

Tell us about your most successful green sea raids over on Twitter and Facebook, or post your golf pirate manifesto at our YouTube Channel. You can also watch us explore advanced golf tactics on Twitch. Finally, if you like what you hear, leave a review and your favorite classic golf shanty over on Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Grand Theft Auto 5, Golf Story, Everybody's Golf, and Tropico 5

 

May 7, 2019

Sacrifice - whether you're saving the world or summoning a deity, Sacrifice is a huge part of games and popular media in general. This topic was whittled down from a suggestion by @Johnny.Boy.Jones, who talked to us at PodCon (RIP). Originally entitled "Destined to die in order to save the world," the idea of "Sacrifice" is explored in many different ways. Colin picks a game that matches this topic exactly, earning 50 bonus points. Dave pushes back on Giovanni's bad, bad opinions. Greg helps Dave edit the podcast in real time. Giovanni tries to avoid saying "Interesting" and fails immediately. 

Tell us your most painful game sacrifices on Twitter and Facebook, or publish a video essay response about it on our YouTube Channel. You can see us sacrifice our time an energy over on Twitch. Finally, if you like what you hear, leave a review and a few drops of blood over at Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Sacrifice, Bloodborne, Batman: Arkham City, and Nier: Automata

Show Notes: 

Tupac Alive Riding Backwards on a 10-Speed

Apr 23, 2019

Have you heard the word? Do you know the secret phrase? This episode is for those in the know ONLY. "Conspiracy" is the topic, brought to us from fellow Illuminati Alex Choate - @achoatexo on Instagram! Greg falls down a Half-Life 3 rabbit hole. Colin explains how different timelines intersect. Dave condemns DARPA. Giovanni is here to tell you the kids are all right (but what's in those chemtrails, ya know?) 

Send us your coded messages Twitter and Facebook, or subliminally communicate with us on our YouTube Channel. You can see us live (no body doubles, we promise) over on Twitch. Finally, if you like what you hear, leave a note for our secret alien overlords over at Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Half-Life 2: Episode 2, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Polybius, and Pokémon Red/Blue

Show Notes: 

How A Game Made People Think Half-Life 3 Would Be Released This Year, Patricia Hernandez, Kotaku

A Half-Life 3 Conspiracy Image

A Half-Life 3 Reddit Thread we guess

Borealis Wikia Page in case you wanted MORE HL3 Conspiracy Notes

Tim Curry losing his mind over space communism

 

Apr 9, 2019

Listeners, breathe deep and repeat after us: "The topic is fruit." We recommend repeating this sentence often over the course of this episode. Welcome to "Fruit," at topic that comes to us from Stephanie Charas - @StepUpTheGame on Twitter! Dave discloses his allergy reports. Greg is happy to no longer be debating interesting things or having nice conversations. Giovanni explores the uneasy space between power and punishment. Colin has thoughts about eggs. 

Tell us your favorite fruit by on Twitter and Facebook, or make a video response on our YouTube Channel. Help us decide if an eel is a fruit by following us on Twitch. Finally, if you like what you hear, we'd really appreciate it if you could leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Yoshi's Story, Crash Bandicoot, Prey, and Tails Adventure

Mar 26, 2019

What's better than four hosts on this show? Four hosts PLUS a special guest! Andrew (@arhenderson) from fellow videogame podcast Debate This! joins the LTRT crew for a full hour of spicy takes and unpopular opinions. It's our most controversial and unpopular episode yet! Andrew walks us through how we can accidentally kill god using the power of friendship. Greg hates on every 90s kids' favorite Legend of Zelda game. Dave tries to redeem Anthem. Giovanni mourns the loss of BossKey Studios. Colin has eels on the mind. 

You can hear more of Andrew's hot takes by subscribing to Debate This! As always, you can find Left Trigger Right Trigger on Twitter and Facebook, as well as our YouTube Channel. We're also occasionally on Twitch, where we keep all our eels. Finally, if you like what you hear, we'd really appreciate it if you could leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Final Fantasy XIII, Anthem, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Radical Heights, and Odell Down Under

Show Notes: 

Go check out Debate This! you goons!

Mar 12, 2019

Charge your card and deposit your soul credits, Hell Arcade (now rebranded as ArcHades) is open and ready to accept your soul. This episode's topic - Arcades - comes to you courtesy of both Laila (@RowdyLaila) of the Bigfoot and Bob Podcast and Satan! Tune in for approximately 20 minutes of videogame discussion bookended by all the bits you could ever need. You want the world's greatest arcade salesman? You got it. You want a Nintendo Labo Coffin? We have that too? How about some Lou Bega nostalgia? No? Well too bad!

Reggie delves into the history of GameWorks. Reggie talks about how good it feels to shoot a man. Reggie explores the sensation of becoming a literal monster. Reggie has thoughts about Overwatch arcades and worldbuilding.  

You can follow all these Reggies on Twitter and Facebook. You can see additional content directly, with your eyeballs, by subscribing to our YouTube Channel. Reggie can also be found on Twitch, where we'll show you a TV that looks like an apple. Finally, if you like what you hear, we'd really appreciate it if you could leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Time Crisis II, Virtual Arena, Rampage, and Overwatch

Once again, thank you so much to Laila for the suggestion and make sure to check out the Bigfoot and Bob Podcast

Feb 26, 2019

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us during our 24-hour charity stream benefitting AbleGamers. Because of you, we managed to raise over $1,700 while also making the absolutely worst looking Mario pizza in video game history. Thank you all and look forward to all types of streams and other content from us over the next year. 

Your hosts have survived the 24-hour charity stream and, in the Aftermath of that great event, emerged stronger than ever before. Welcome to what what we have deemed our canonical fourth season, full of comedy, unexpected twists, and even more dad jokes than before. Dave delivers a post-mortem on PUBG. Giovanni resurrects the spirit of Flappy Bird. Greg explores his loot-n-shoot habit. Colin talks about Big the Cat again. 

Get updates on the highlights and archive from our 24-hour stream by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel, where you can see see all our fun video content. You can also catch us on Twitch, where we'll probably be doing some more streams. Finally, if you like what you hear, we'd really appreciate it if you could leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

 Games discussed include Player Unknown's Battle Grounds, Flappy Bird, Borderlands 2, and Sonic Adventure

Feb 12, 2019

ANNOUNCEMENT: We hope you'll tune-in to our 24-hour Charity Livestream benefitting the AbleGamers Foundation! Saturday, February 16th 10 a.m. ET - Sunday February 17th 10 a.m. ET. We'll be playing 24 games in 24 hours, so make sure to subscribe to our Twitch channel (twitch.tv/lefttriggerrighttrigger) and come say hello!

Hoo boy, this episode has been a long time coming. Season two of Left Trigger Right Trigger comes to a thrilling conclusion with this discussion on the topic of Immersion. Dave wonders about the social phenomenon of digitally integrated spaces. Greg makes several references that literally no one will understand. Giovanni slurps down a bunch of Dayquil. Colin hopes this episode really makes you feel like you're the podcaster, ya know? 

 

Again, you can get all the news you need on our upcoming stream by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Not able to catch the stream live? You'll be able to see it archived on our Twitch Channel and we'll have highlights up on our YouTube as well.  Finally, if you like what you hear, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Eagle Flight, Alto's Odyssey, Pokémon Go, and Tetris Effect.  

Show Notes: 

 

The AbleGamers Foundation is rad and we hope you'll join us in raising money for them this Saturday!

Jan 29, 2019

Welcome new listeners! Thank you everyone who talked to us at PodCon - hope you like an episode full of eels. We're back from Seattle and ready to really slop down a whole pie. Giovanni channels Reggie Fils-Aimé and his love of big pizza. Colin teaches everyone the best way to watch the Ratchet and Clank film. Greg gets spicy about his favorite Chex Mix flavors. Dave refuses to "Weekend at Bernie's" his fellow hosts. 

Thanks to our listener Bonecake for suggesting this topic!

We will be doing our annual 24-hour charity stream starting at 10 a.m. ET February 16 - 17 as we injure ourselves in order to benefit the AbleGamers Charity. We'll be playing 24 of our favorite games from 2018 (even though no games came out last year). Follow us on Twitch in preparation for our stream!

For the latest updates on our upcoming stream (or to make a topic suggestion just like Bonecake did) make sure to follow us on Twitter or Facebook. You can see highlights from last year's stream over on our YouTube Channel. Finally, if you like what you hear, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Chex Quest, Doom (2016), Robocraft, and Ratchet and Clank (2016). 

Show Notes: 

AGDQ 2019 Chex Quest Speed Run

Eels Sloppin' Down a Whole Pie

Chex Quest Wikia

Jan 15, 2019

REMINDER: LTRT WILL BE AT PODCON JAN 19-20! WE'LL BE SHARING A TABLE WITH OUR FRIENDS AT THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD - COME GIVE US A HIGH FIVE! NOW BACK TO THE SHOW NOTES WE KEEP GETTING WARNINGS ABOUT.

We have a special guest who, for once, actually knows what they're talking about. Colin questions the validity of a console, Giovanni eases into the fray, Dave wishes for a more wistful and personal fight, and Greg mentions something else entirely.

If you'd like to start training for your next bout, why not follow us on Twitter or Facebook. When you're ready for the next round, take a look at our YouTube Channel. And if you'd like to go for the belt, let us know what you thought on Apple Podcasts.

Games discussed include Clayfighter 63 1/3, Soul Calibur, LastFight, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Crash Bash

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