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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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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. 
But dear listener, that's not all we have to offer! Bury yourself in the fully developed cinematic universe of LTRT by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting secret bonus content. And leave us a review on Apple Podcasts to unlock this podcast's bonus stage. 
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.
Once you've finished your aural relaxation regimen, why not head over to Apple Podcasts and leave us a review? If you'd like to book a return appointment, you can do that by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Finally, you can find additional relaxation and breathing techniques on our YouTube
Games discussed include PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, League of Legends, and Minit
Show Notes: 
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
Mar 13, 2018
For best listening, please begin this podcast at 4:09:40 local time.
This is it - what remains of all human life. After the events in Antarctica brought about catastrophic climate change, we pinned all our hopes on the work being done at the GeoFront. Mankind survives because it has the will to do so - this is also the nature of Power, the topic of this episode. During this talk, Greg refuses to get back in his mech. Colin embraces the forbidden union of Adam and Lilith. Giovanni reverts to primordial soup. Dave awakes on a beach only to comment, "how disgusting." All this, and your hosts still manage to talk about Gex for like 20 minutes. 
If you're too afraid, you can always leave. But why not stop by Apple Podcasts and give us a review before you do. If you'd like to attack our egos directly just like Arael, you can do so on our Facebook and Twitter. Finally, if you'd like to explore the reality in which we are all one, you can check out our videos on YouTube.
Games discussed include The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Super Mario Bros. 3, Monster Hunter: World, and Metroid II: Return of Samus
Show Notes: 
Mario Kills Tanooki, PETA
Feb 27, 2018
UPDATE: Thank you everyone for watching and supporting our 24-Hour Anniversary Stream. You raised over $1,100 dollars for Child's Play! You're amazing! Thank you so much, and make sure to check our YouTube for stream highlights coming soon. With that, on to the show!
Hey y'all, welcome to the first episode of Guy Fieri's American Video Game Dumpster. I'm your host, Guy Fieri, and I'm here to tell all you little shits that I better not see you on Xbox Live or my good friend Travis and I will serve you your own ass (with a side of Donkey Sauce). In this episode, I'm rudely interrupted by some real assholes who want to talk about the one-year anniversary of their garbage show that I've barely even been on. These losers talk about "being friends," "growing as people," and other absolute trash that no one wants to hear. Really, the only thing that interested me was that one game at the end that gave me some really good ideas for new recipes. 
Anyway, my boy T says to remind you to head over to Apple Podcasts and rate this show. Also, you cretins can find my new recipes on Facebook and Twitter. And I guess you can see on-demand videos of my new series on YouTube.
I'm Guy Fieri- See You All In Hell!
Games discussed include Battlefield Hardline, Destiny, Dance Dance Revolution, and Encyclopedia Fuckme and the Case of the Vanishing Entree
Feb 13, 2018
Quick and important announcement: LTRT is turning one year old! In celebration of getting away with this aural crime for a full year, we will be doing a 24-hour livestream to raise money for Child's Play on February 24th! We'll be live at from 10 a.m. 2/24 to 10 a.m. 2/25 (that's Eastern time, btw.) Give a few dollars and spend part of your weekend with us as we become increasingly delirious and strange. It's for the kids!
With that, we hope you enjoy our very romantic Valentine's Day episode about that lusty topic, "Education." Dave tells us about his special pajamas. Giovanni hangs out with a green pervert. Greg plays out a "convenient snowstorm" experience. Colin... talks about gerrymandering. 
Tune in next episode to find out what happens to Travis!
If you have a moment, we'd really appreciate your reviews on Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on our 24-hour charity livestream.  And be sure to stop by our YouTube channel to see all the shenanigans we get up to over there.

Games discussed include Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside, Number Munchers, Treasure MathStorm!, and Stellaris

Show Notes: 

Welcome to your cell, The Guardian

Making and Playing Games in a time of political struggle, Austin Walker, Waypoint / NYU Game Lab

Jan 30, 2018
Head's up y'all: Colin's audio is very bad in this one. He apologizes for being harder on your ears than usual. That aside, this episode gets into the murky topic of Sequels in games. Your hosts tackle the big questions: what does it mean to have a sequel in the age of "games as service?" What is the cultural significance of "spiritual" sequels? Why are there so many horny hedgehogs on DeviantArt? Listen in as these questions are only barely answered in this episode. But that's ok; we'll get it in the next one.
If you have a moment, we'd really appreciate your reviews on Apple Podcasts. You should also make sure to send us the results of image searching your name + the hedgehog on Facebook and Twitter. And be sure to stop by our YouTube channel to see all the shenanigans we get up to over there.

Games discussed include Power Stone 2, Resident Evil 4, Mega Man 3, and Return to Krondor

Show Notes: 

"Greg the Hedgehog"

"Dave the Hedgehog" (NSFW)

"Giovanni the Hedgehog"

"Colin the Hedgehog"

Jan 16, 2018
2018: The Year of Miitomo Waluigi! Your hosts kick off this discussion of "Simplicity" by pitching a Waluigi conspiracy theory that spins into a fully developed cinematic universe. Stick around to hear the show get back on the rails and get a pretty solid discussion on simplicity in games. Dave admits to earning every achievement in Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. Giovanni explores the subtle mystery of Pitfall. Greg gives everyone some Minesweeper speedrunning strats. Colin forgets to breathe for like three minutes. 
Shoutout to our listener Wap for suggesting this topic!
Some simple tasks for everyone: write us a review on Apple Podcasts, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.  

Games discussed include Pitfall, Minesweeper, HUGPUNX, and Bury me, my Love

Show Notes: 

Game Theory Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times

If gamers are the "educated elite," then... Patricia Hernandez, Nightmare Mode (archived) 

HUGPUNX by Merritt K

Jan 2, 2018
The new year is upon us! Friend of the show Calvin Kasulke stops by to help your hosts work out their new year's resolutions. Listen in as we embrace 2018 with renewed energy, resolve to cut down on "onion" jokes, and create a copyrighted, legally distinct superhero who is fueled by anger. Also, there's some talk about "Transformation" or whatever. 
Make it your resolution to review us on Apple Podcasts, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on YouTube

Games discussed include Inside, Monument Valley, Tumbleseed, Universal Paperclips, and Reus

Dec 19, 2017
Dear friends, 
We are gathered here to pay our respects as we banish 2017 back to the land of wind and ghosts. In this retrospective episode we examine the year in detail and each of your hosts brings forward a game that symbolizes their experience of 2017. Giovanni looks for the one positive outcome of this trash year. Colin vows to keep moving forward. Dave takes a moment to find calm. Greg works through some things. 
For real though: we get into some heavy stuff. Here's your content warning for grief, depression, and mentions of cancer and lost loved ones. 
Also: Thank you to all our listeners, families, and friends for supporting us in making this project. We appreciate all of you. We hope we can help make the next year a great one for everyone. 

As always, please review us on Apple Podcasts, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and watch us on YouTube. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. 

Games discussed include Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, Super Mario Odyssey, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Show Notes: 

There is One Good Thing About 2017: Lots of Queer Women in Games Danielle Riendeau, Waypoint


We Made The Developer Of Getting Over It Play His Own Infuriating Game Tim Rogers, Kotaku


Yoko Taro's letter to the press for game of the year coverage


Charles Marinet, the voice of Mario, has the worst website ever literally don't click anything unless you want to download a dozen copies of his video resumes

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