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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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Sep 11, 2018

The long awaited Sports episode has finally happened! If there's one thing these four hosts know about, it's sports. They love talking about sports. They love reading about sports. They love dreaming about sports. Everything you've ever wanted to know about sports gets discussed in this episode. Colin talks about sports in which you hit balls with your fists. Giovanni talks about sports that are violent, but entertaining. Dave talks about stereotypes in sports. Greg talks about a sport involving nets. It's all sports. 

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Games discussed include Tekken 3, NFL Blitz, Sega Soccer Slam, and Virtua Tennis

Show Notes: 

How In The Hell Did NFL Blitz Ever Get Made? Aaron Gordon, Vice Sports

Aug 28, 2018

THE WHOLE OONIVERSE WAS IN A HOOT DENSE STATE! Double-O August wraps up with legitimately like 20 minutes of discussion on the Big Bang Theory. We aren't sure what happened but it's tangentially related to the the topic of "Outdoors." Giovanni confesses to a crime he committed against his own grandfather. Colin proposes so jolly cooperation in the woods. Greg can't stop talking about his area. Dave learns the truth about his long lost brother. 

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Games discussed include Pokémon Go, Firewatch, Don't Starve Together, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Show Notes: 

Justin McElroy would like you to look at his map

Aug 14, 2018

That magical time of year is upon us again: Double-O August returns, bringing with it a whole bunch of topics to delight and confuse. This is the month in which your hosts refuse to talk about anything that doesn't contain a double-o, so we hope you like it? "Cartoons" leads off this holy month, so make sure to tune in and listen to Greg get frustrated with babies. Giovanni defends his strange addiction. Dave teaches everyone how to audio-bend. Colin describes his obsidian hippo. 


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Games discussed include Rugrats: Search for Reptar, Animaniacs, The Legend of Korra, and Garfield: Caught in the Act. 

Show Notes: 

eBay Garfields

Jul 31, 2018

In celebration of No Man's Sky's final launch out of its Beta phase and into the full fledged game it was meant to be, your hosts at LTRT have put together this show on the subject of "Beta." While thee inventory management simulator NMS has finally turned into the game it was meant to be, that isn't the case for other games caught in a perpetual Beta state. Giovanni explores how Betas just ruin games forever. Greg asks important questions about the role Betas play in esports. Colin makes reference to Le Internationale, but doesn't follow through. Dave settles an argument that somehow involves Mothra. 

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Games discussed include Fortnite Battle Royale, Wrecked, Arms, and Dota 2
Show Notes: 
You call this a jelly donut??
Corvo Studios Seagull Game
Jul 17, 2018
Toniiiiiight. We are Pets. So let's fill the bowl with kibble, or we can all nibble, on some boooones. "Pets" is the topic in this episode, which is appropriate since they needed to spray Colin with a water bottle in this one. Tune in as Greg recounts the trauma of the worst crime ever perpetuated against him. Giovanni frets over virtual birds. Colin explores his unprocessed feelings towards Tubs the cat. And Dave just tries to pet some digital dogs.
Note: Colin, in his "Vacation Dave" state, conflated Digimon Tamagotchi with all Tamagotchi. He regrets this mistake. Please no emails. 
Please post pictures of your pets to our Facebook and Twitter. You can also find more critter related content on our YouTube channel. Lastly, in exchange for giving us a like and review on Apple Podcasts, one of our hosts will be your pet for the day! I guess that's why Colin has all those collars. 
Games discussed include the Pokemon series, Nintendogs and Cats,  Neko Atsume, and Fallout 4
Show Notes: 
Mo’ Neopoints, Mo’ Problems: How That Website We Liked As Kids Became An Economist’s Nightmare, Victoria McNally
Dogmeat, Fallout 4, and the Anxiety of Everything, Reid McCarter
Jul 3, 2018
Vacation: all you ever wanted? Vacation, *had* to get away? These are the big questions we ask on this episode of LTRT. Vacation Dave takes everyone on a pleasure cruise through this relaxed, Island Time centered episode. Grab your drink and feel that banana wind as we explore Vacations both literal and metaphorical. Dave takes us to a bougie, but comfortable tourist resort. Colin smashes that shit apart in his personalized va-kaiju-ation. Giovanni takes us on a delightful gay-cation. Greg brings us home with more of a stay-cation experience.
You can send us your favorite vacation beverages on Facebook and Twitter. You can also find our hot, relaxing videos on our YouTube channel. Lastly, why not get that serious vacation buzz by writing us a nice review on Apple Podcasts. We promise you'll make memories that stay with you forever.  
Games discussed include Butterfly Soup, Toy Story, Wii Sports Resort, and Godzilla: Monster of Monsters
Show Notes: 
The Perfect Human BodyBBC
The Legend of D.B. CooperWikipedia
This Dog is a Charming Paleontologist, Vanessa Gritton
Greg is Obsessed with this song Synthetic LifeYouTube
Smash Mouth Is Not Sugar Ray, Reality
Jun 19, 2018
Dads... What are they? Who are they? How did they come to be? These questions and more tickle your ears as your hosts plumb the depths of Dadhood, Fatherhood, and Daddyhood. Join us for the Second Annual Left Trigger Right Trigger Father's Day Dadstravaganza: Dadliest Catch. Your intrepid hosts discuss all things Dad-related: How to get that perfect Dadbod. Where to find your Dad when he disappears on you. How to know if the person you're speaking to is secretly a Dad. Tune in as we celebrate Father's Day the only way we know how: by making a podcast. 
You can pull our fingers over on Facebook and Twitter. Alternatively, consider tuning in to our YouTube channel while you nap away in your barcalounger. Lastly, why not write us a nice Father's Day card on Apple Podcasts, where we'll keep it on the mantle as a memento of your love. 
Games discussed include Bioshock, Katamari Damacy, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, and Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015: Do You Still Shower With Your Dad? 
Show Notes: 
A Guide to Breeding Chao in Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, Level Skip
Big The Cat, History's Greatest Monster, Imgur
Jun 5, 2018
Well it's the Big Show (oh) it's the Big Bad Show tonight. Er, not tonight specifically, but maybe just on this episode?
E3 2018 looms over us like so many giant, muscular wrestlers, ready to slap us in the chest in a hard, loud, and frankly embarrassing fashion. Your hosts are here to give you a hardy Abdominal Stretch as they discuss the rumors (and promises) for this year's E3. Greg gives a Big Boot to an adorable pikmin-like project. Dave comes in with a Sidewalk Slam related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Giovanni Chokeslams some indie game. Colin sends you to dreamland with a knockout punch. Whatever, it's E3 - we'll be watching all week for the latest information. 
Make sure to walk all over our chests on Facebook and Twitter. (That's really a thing he does? Just walks on people?) You can always smash that like button (with your Colossal Clutch) on our YouTube channel. And finally, don't forget to leave a review on Apple Podcasts, where we never ever make weird wrestling jokes ever. 
Games discussed include Dreams, Ooblets, The Artful Escape, and "UNTITLED AVENGERS PROJECT"  
Show Notes: 
Walmart of Canada leaked game listings
The Artful Escape E3 2017 Trailer
Devolver Digital E3 2017 Conference
EA Leak Gives Us A Glimpse At How Publishers Plan Marketing Campaigns Jason Schreier, Kotaku
May 22, 2018
Don your best raid gear, fill up that cup of mountain dew, and cancel your plans because it's time for LTRT's MMO episode. In honor of MMOrial Day, your hosts have gathered to see just how many times they can raid wipe before they finally get sick of each other. Greg tanks like no one's business. Dave definitely has that DPS covered. Giovanni goes to jail for laundering money through the gold farm economy. Colin will not stop blasting his favorite Hoobastank song into the mic. It's the true MMO experience, in podcast form!
If you're feeling up to it, you can join our guild on Facebook and Twitter. Alternatively, you can always grief us via our YouTube channel. And finally, don't forget to leave a review on Apple Podcasts, where we definitely, 100% do not and never will use that platform to sell obscene amounts of gold that we forced Dave to farm. Nope, never, happened. 
Games discussed include World of Warcraft, Phantasy Star Online, Bombermine, and Drawful 2
Show Notes: 
The Sonic The Hedgehog version of Yanny vs Laurel (NSFW)
The Best GameCube Controller
Dofus Sram's Shadow Class
May 8, 2018
This episode is just what you've been looking for: a hand-crafted, artisanal, small-batch podcast containing locally sourced hosts and ethically harvested jokes. Enjoy your fully personalized auditory experience as the boys cover the wide-ranging topic of "Customization" in games. Colin weighs the pros and cons of destroying the sun. Dave freeboots over 1,000 Dry Bones mods for various games. Greg sneezes and just like, doesn't even try to cover his mouth? Like he just does it uninhibited and acts like it's not even a big problem. Giovanni replaces his skeleton with iron rods. He's really the only one who does much customizing in this episode. 
Special thanks to our listener Day for suggesting this topic!
If you're an aspiring modder and you'd like to try your hand at adjusting our content, you can begin by following us on Facebook and Twitter. You can further customize your LTRT experience by subscribing to our YouTube channel. And lastly, don't forget to post your mods in the form of a review on Apple Podcasts.
Games discussed include Mount & Blade: Warband, ModNation Racers, Halo: Reach, and SimCity 2000 
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