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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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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.
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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. 
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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 
Apr 24, 2018
Dear listeners, it's time to start plugging things in! Get out yer old Guitar Hero controller. Fire up the GunCon. Bust out that Wonderbook. "Peripherals" are the topic of this episode. Dave discusses the worst massage he's ever had. Greg talks about the dangers of letting moose into your arcade. Colin thinks immersion is dead. Giovanni discusses the various games that can be played with balls. Make sure you tune in for this one. And as a reminder, you'll only receive the full LTRT experience if you plug your phone into the official LTRT Edition of the W I D E B O Y 6 4. 
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Games discussed include F-Zero, Gumshoe, DJ Hero, and Marble Madness
Show Notes: 
Beat Sabre Gameplay
The Bye Bye Man Cinematic Trailer
Apr 10, 2018
Those aching muscles. That throbbing headache. Only one thing can soothe the tension built up after a long week: the latest episode of Left Trigger Right Trigger. Take four doses of your (surprisingly chill) hosts and their bad jokes. You'll feel the pain just melt away. "Tension" is the topic at hand and your hosts are ready to help you relax with an extended bit about NPR and the velvety sound of their Tom Waits impressions. Your troubles will disappear as Giovanni, Colin, Greg, and Dave only barely discuss which video game characters are defo big time sex perverts.
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Games discussed include PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, League of Legends, and Minit
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Mar 27, 2018
This is it, gumshoe! Today's topic is "Investigations" and wouldn't ya know, your hosts get all up in your business about things you wish they didn't. Greg finds that hidden blog where you once wrote Pikachu fan fiction. Giovanni gets intimate with your secret diary about the Pope. Dave quietly pockets that disturbingly erotic poem about your former professor. Colin just wants to know who fucks the fuckmen. It's a regular "Good Cop, Bad Cop, Sex Cop, and another Sex Cop" up in here. 
Once you wrap up this case, head over to  Apple Podcasts and leave us a review. If you're dying for more mystery, you can always follow our enigmatic social media profiles on Facebook and Twitter. Finally, be sure to swing by the seedy club that is our YouTube for some hot tips on the next perp you're trying to track down.
Games discussed include Batman: Arkham Asylum, Zeno Clash, Gone Home, and L.A. Noire
Show Notes: 
This Pikachu Fucks
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