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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 18, 2017

Welcome to the official launch of season two of Left Trigger Right Trigger! We're cranking the drama up to eleven! Friends become enemies! Enemies become lovers! Acquaintances become... well actually they mostly stay the same. Listen in as the podcast you know and love breaks under the pressure of this episode's topic: "Competition." Colin attempts to explain how Smogon University works. Dave struggles with the anxiety of constantly comparing himself to other gamers. Greg makes a horrifying metaphor about the growing e-sports scene. Giovanni tries (and mostly fails) to lift everyone's spirits. We're only 30 brutal beheadings away from being the podcast equivalent of Game of Thrones. Give us a listen, won't you?

Here's a little side competition: whoever writes us the best review on iTunes will win Dave. You can just have him. Imagine that... a Dave of one's own. Also, don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@LTRTcast) We'd love to hear from you. 
Games discussed include Pokémon X and Y, Destiny, Overwatch, and Super Monkey Ball.
Jul 4, 2017
After last episode's bombshell announcement, we decided to follow up with a theme that involves actual bombs! Revolution is the topic at hand. Whether that means Dance Dancing yourself to fitness or pursuing prisoner 24601 until you jump off a bridge (for whatever reason) we've got all the game discussion you need for this independence day. You know what they say: If we can't [play video games] it's not our revolution! Give us a listen and Happy Independence Day to our listeners who celebrate that sort of thing.
Have you done your patriotic duty and reviewed us on iTunes? It'll help us grow and continue to improve the show. And don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @LTRTCast. Let us know what you think, won't you?
Games discussed include Little Big Planet 2, Beyond Good and Evil, Freedom Fighters, and All I want is for all of my friends to become insanely powerful
Jun 20, 2017


In this historic first Father's Day episode, the guys cover all their favorite Dads in gaming while also covering all the zaniness of E3 2017. Truths will be revealed, bonds will be broken, and guests will make surprise appearances. Keep your tissues handy for all the emotional twists and turns.

Have you got a Dad story you want to share? Reach out on the Left Trigger Right Trigger Facebook page or tweet us @LTRTcast. Try using the hashtag #LTRTcast to find other fans!

Games Discussed include Dad, Dadz, Dad II: Born to be DAD, Zeldad: Links to the Putt

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Jun 6, 2017

Dave and Greg are going to E3! Follow LTRT on Twitter for all our updates during "The Wrestlemania of Video Games."

The Electronic Entertainment Expo hangs over us like the Sword of Damocles. Listen in as the boys discuss memorable moments from past expos and try to draw life lessons from years of watching the biggest (and weirdest) video game event of the year. What treasures (horrors?) will E3 2017 gift (unleash upon?) the world? Monopoly for the Nintendo Switch? A reboot of the Kane & Lynch Franchise? Digital Pogs? Shenmue Four?? There's only a little cynicism in this episode.

If you want to share your expectations (or concerns) for E3 2017 or demand an official "Shame Dave" T-shirt you can do that at the Left Trigger Right Trigger Facebook page or tweet at us @LTRTCast. Try using the hashtag #LTRTCast to find other fans!

Games discussed include Super Smash Bros. Melee, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii Music, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Ravi Drums:

Wii Music...performance?:

May 23, 2017

That podcast you like is going to come back in style. Nostalgia is the theme, chosen by special guest Adam Ellerson (ADAM ELLERSON.) Strap on those rose-colored glasses for a trip down memory lane as these five adults recount their formative experiences around games. Adam (ADAM ELLERSON) explores the use of nostalgia as a marketing tool. Greg reveals how he became a virtual pinball wizard. Colin sniffs out some connections between olfactory memory and games. Giovanni realizes that the things we once loved might not be so great nowadays. Dave gives us yet another reason to be in court.

If you want to send Dave your support (or shame him publicly) you can do that at the Left Trigger Right Trigger Facebook page or tweet at us @LTRTCast. And try using the hashtag #LTRTCast to find other fans!

Games discussed include 3D Pinball Space Cadet, Baldur's Gate, Torment: Tides of Numenera, the Donkey Kong franchise, and Kingdom Hearts.

May 9, 2017

Welcome, defenseless listeners, to the Escort episode! Let these four barely competent boys guide you to your auditory destination. Be careful, for the path is fraught with digressions and distractions that will endanger you and your stalwart hosts. These include: intellectual property theft (sorry Cool Games Inc. fans,) friendly dogs eager for attention, memories of abstinence only sex education, and The Shame Bell™

If you survive the trip, let us know your thoughts at the Left Trigger Right Trigger Facebook page or tweet at us @LTRTCast.

Games discussed include Portal, Yoshi's Island, Kirby Mass Attack, and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Apr 25, 2017

Here it is, the first topic chosen by our audience! Join the boys on a whimsical journey as they discuss potential cast members for "The Fast and The Furious: 2000," uncover that one of them hasn't played any games, and introduce a special new segment that literally no one asked for! This is the episode you voted for, everyone!

(Oh and listen, we know it's the Order of No Quarter. We messed up in the episode, but we know what it's actually called. Please don't message us about it.)

Games discussed include The Wolf Among Us, Shovel Knight, Frog Fractions, and Brutal Legend

Apr 11, 2017

Hoo boy where do we start with this one? Ayla Kaluski joins the boys to talk about her experience running a nature preserve for anthropomorphic piñatas. Dave laments how strangers convince his friends and neighbors to move away and leave him. Colin and Giovanni develop an orc dating sim/hookup app. Oh, and GREG RETURNS! This episode features an absurd amount of product placement from various breweries and soda companies, as well as in-depth discussion of collections of all types.

Don't forget to pick up some of Dave's exclusive artwork only available from April 11th - April 18th! Get it here:

We kind of end this show on a question: is there a functional difference between collection in games and selection? Let us know your thoughts!

Games discussed include Shadow of Mordor, Viva Piñata, Metroid Prime, Animal Crossing, and The Legend of Zelda.

Additional show notes:
Colin Learns to DAB:
Greg is Steven Universe's Dad:
Moozipan Sex Dance (NSFW):

Mar 28, 2017

It's our third episode and we don't waste any time getting completely off the rails. Greg, the moral compass of the show, is absent so naturally the three remaining hosts immediately conduct a taste-test of Nintendo's new Switch cartridges. Take a trip with this unholy trinity into the depths of our twisted, geocities-based minds as we explore body horror, physical violence, and juvenile humor through the topic of Body Parts.

Games discussed include: Dead Space, Tomb Raider (2013) and most of the Metal Gear Solid franchise.

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Mar 14, 2017

Hey all, we are so sorry about this. It’s our 2nd episode and we’ve already had to Ken Burns the crap out of this thing. What happened? Time is a valuable thing and instead of watching it fly by while the pendulum swings we realized we could just use the magic of audio editing software. Which is good because the four of us are about to not only lose trust in the games industry… but in our very hearts as well. Discussion ranges from the perils (and joys) of playing games with strangers to the use of poorly optimized game mechanics as a stand-in for god. It gets a little heady but trust us, it's an episode you don't want to miss. 

Games discussed include Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Overwatch, Custer's Revenge Little Inferno, and Bioshock.

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