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Season 14: Skyrim

(Feb 2014 - July 2014)

We finally play this big-budget, news-making, viral, meme-spawning game of the year, best seller, beloved by millions mega-hit.

So OF COURSE we crap all over it. [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Chris, Mumbles


1:The Trial of Reginald Fluffbert
2:Pot Head
3:Catbert the Swifter
4:Camilla Baba Jaga
5:You're Making a Mistake...
6:Adventures in Incarceration Shenanigans
7:A Gigantic Mistake
8:Mammoth Cheese Bowl
9:#Deserved
10:Have You Seen Lydia?
11:Lydia Becomes a Hottie
12:The Innkeeper is a Spy!
13:Escape Guard
14:Bad Kitty
15:Unfit for Duty
16:Wolves Aren't Evil
17:Viking Funeral
18:King Catbert
19:Bottle Fairy
20:The King's Speech
21:Ricki vs. Jenny
22:Hey Look, A Moose
23:Praefect Strangers
24:Hover Horse
25:Catbert Gaiden
26:Follow the White Rabbit
27:Mission Literally Impossible
28:Specialist Olympics
29:Gimmie a Y!
30:Escape From The Temple of Boobs
31:Richard Scarry's Busy Markarth
32:Arrested for Lollygagging
33:Aquaman!
34:Double Dragon!
35:Ennis the Menace
36:Shffere!
37:Lowlifé
38:Master Chef
39:Ist Der Head Zer Poppins
40:Escape Goat Simulator
41:Stay a While and Listen
42:You! Leveled! Up!
43:VERY Irresponsible
44:I Hate Everything
45:Professor Jenassa
46:Enchanting Questions Part 1
47:Enchanting Questions Part 2
48:Enchanting Questions Part 3
49:"Legitimately Obtainable"
50:Learn to Fight Fair!
51:The Peace Talks Were Successful!
52:It's All One Big Yoke
53:You Win at Skyrim!

Season 13: Metro 2033

(Oct 2013-Dec 2013)

A videogame adaptation of a Russian novel about living in the Russian metro system after the world ends, and not nearly as bad as you might think from that description. Like it or love it, it's completely unique among modern AAA shooters. [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Chris, Mumbles


1:Ranger Hardcore
2:Shoot the Babies!
3:Stealth Revolver
4:Ding Ding Ding Ding Ding
5:You Could Climb Up
6:Kahnception
7:The Ghosts with the Most
8:C is For Nazi, Good Enough for Me
9:Turret Vehicle Stealth Section
10:The Adventures of Arty and Sasha
11:Face Stew
12:Fluke Ninja
13:Greetings & Farewell Polis
14:Door is MVP
15:That. Was. SPARTA!
16:Knife a Wooden Door
17:Fear the Future

Season 12: Tomb Raider

(June 2013 - Aug 2013)

Crystal Dynamics tries to reboot Tomb Raider by combining Arkham Asylum with Uncharted. The result is a game that's very sure about its mechanics and very unsure about its tone. [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Chris, Jarenth


1:Lair of the Hobo
2:Hunger Games
3:Arrowed!
4:Nice Doggy
5:Massive Bodycount
6:The Crash
7:Oh, Honey
8:The Colon of Sadness
9:Tree'ed!
10:uʍop-ǝpısd∩ ƃuıƃuɐH
11:Grim Därk
12:See-Saw'd
13:Talk to the Butt
14:We Require More Vespene Gas
15:Run You Bastards!
16:Spoiler Warning - The Musical
17:Lifter Pulley System
18:Kiss This Guy
19:A Couple of Tools
20:Why is Everything Backwards?
21:The Wheels Come Off
22:Diplomacy Shotgun
23:The Ballad of Tom Braider

Season 11: Dishonored

(Feb 2013 - Apr 2013)

Arkane tries their hand at a Looking Glass style game. We end up with tight gameplay, ambitious worldbuilding, and flavorless characters. The opening is a little rough, but we warm up to it. [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Chris, Jarenth


1:A Capital Offense!
2:Rat Traps
3:Your Stupid Dumb Face
4:Grandma's House
5:Secondary Explosions
6:You're a Chicken Now!
7:Have You Lost Your Senses?
8:The Lousiest Man in Dunwall
9:Great Whale of Death
10:Extra-Strength Sokolov
11:The Boringest Guy Ever
12:Your Score is Apple
13:Bath Assaults
14:Like Real Assassins
15:The Dudeless Way
16:Realm of the Bad Dog
17:Another Brick in Dunwall
18:Goomba Stomp
19:Listen to Your Heart
20:Havelock and Load
21:The Fight at the End

Season 10: The Walking Dead

(Nov 2012 - Feb 2013)

An outstanding game with a lot of new ideas. Note that this game is really best experienced first-hand. Maybe go play through yourself, then come back and join in the conversation. [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Chris


1:General Lee
2:Some Kid Lived!
3:The Only Winning Move
4:I LOVE Candy Bars!
5:Best Racist Ever
6:We're Here to Eat You!
7:Who Wants Some Beef Jerky?
8:The Best Defense is a Good Fence
9:Dangerous In Tent
10:What's Not to Like?
11:A Salt and Battery
12:Fork This Guy
13:Duck Will Help
14:We Line Everyone Up
15:All Aboard
16:Training Day
17:Hobo Chuck's Private Reserve
18:Ninja Zombies
19:Every Day's a School Day
20:There is no Plan B
21:The Sewer Level
22:Lampshading Zombies
23:Amazing Fitness
24:Bursting with Flavor!
25:Axe Queen McZombie Killer Ninja
26:Disarmament
27:Busted!
28:You're Gonna Carry That Weight

Season 9: Mass Effect 3

(Aug 2012 - Nov 2012)

We come full circle, returning to the game where the show began in 2010. It was a rough trip, and in the end it was a lot of bellyaching over the changes to both the series and to BioWare itself. [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Mumbles, Chris


1:We Fight or We Doy
2:Now I Have A Machine Gun
3:TIM the Toolbox
4:Gigantic Space MacGuffin of Doom
5:Enjoy the Movie
6:Shut Up, It's Garrus
7:Some Kid Died!
8:Krogan Air-Drop
9:Interocitor Cycles
10:The Space Tits Discussion
11:Toilets and Fatalism
12:Space Magic Town
13:You Big Dumb Jellyfish
14:Hacket Unit
15:Sniper Sandwich
16:The Space Racist
17:The Set-Pieces Must Flow
18:Our Buddy Hackett
19:Walk it Off
20:Unfair Nitpicking
21:Boobotics?
22:Relationships are Complicated
23:Dead Civilians for Breakfast
24:Logic is for Sissies!
25:Finally, Some Action!
26:Finish the Fight!
27:Deckers VR Tron Matrix World
28:You Lied to Me!
29:The Fall of Shepard
30:Playdate
31:You Should Not Have Charged That
32:Challenge Mode
33:Burst Vanguard
34:Menus and Silence
35:A Little Unwhelming
36:Your Choices Matter
37:Blimey!
38:Make it Stop!
39:MOAR DAKKA!
40:Powers Cannot Be Used In Cutscenes
41:Artistic Integrity

Season 8: Alan Wake

(Apr 2012 - June 2012)

An admirable attempt, but this game just didn't work. This is a game so conflicted, it will take all five of us to enumerate the flaws and missed opportunities. [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Mumbles, Chris


1:Hey, Listen!
2:Finnish My Manuscript
3:Stop Apologizing!
4:End of Episode 1
5:Renegade Interrupt
6:The Taken Are Filled With Bullets!
7:Bears & Flares
8:A Chainsaw for a Face!
9:But You Can Hit People With Cars!
10:Nightingale, Agent Nightingale
11:Physics and Pasties
12:Murder and Coffee Thermoses
13:Is Your Refrigerator Flying?
14:Stabbed in the Brain
15:What Episode is This Again?
16:Product Placement
17:Relevant and Topical
18:ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?
19:65 Billion Cows & Pigs
20:Screw Cupcakes
21:Wayne Knight, Superhero
22:The Hellevator
23:Swan Dive!
24:The Beginning of the End... Of the Beginning
25:Keep Your Head Down, Genius
26:The End

Season 7: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

(Jan 2012 - March 2012)

We welcome Chris to the show as a regular cast member, and look at this ambitious update to a beloved classic. Is this game a masterful and cunning improvement on modern shooters, or a short, dumbed-down bastardization of its predecessor? I think we conclude that it's kind of both.

Ironically, a lot of people did ask for this. [Youtube playlist] [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Chris


1:You All Asked For This
2:Six Month Loading Screen
3:Hyber Sacking Lockpick
4:Cheese-Filled Terrorists
5:Hi Mom!
6:Sidequests, You Guys!
7:Adventures in Social Engineering
8:Venting Our Frustrations
9:Yo Baby What's Up?
10:Welcome to Mine Apartment
11:Stealth Grenades
12:Ye Olde Firearms Shoppe
13:Shoots & Ladders
14:A Brush With Glitch
15:Staff Meeting
16:Public Service
17:You Make Me Poor
18:Schrödinger's Pimp
19:Your Face is Ugly
20:Lunacy!
21:Nice Hat
22:It's a Small, Small World
23:Multiple Levels of Failure
24:Reloads and Elevators
25:Press F5 to Quicksave
26:Men Never Fail To Underestimate Elevators
27:The Icarus Funicular
28:The One True Pairing
29:Can I Haas Your Job?
30:LAN Party
31:Time to Take Your Medicine
32:The Problem Solver
33:You Munchkin
34:Adventures In Indecision
35:Deus Accent
36:Ancient Chinese Secret
37:A Bomb!
38:Naked Muscle Man
39:Plot Rocket
40:Capitalism Endures
41:Did We Ask For This?

Season 6: Assassin's Creed 2

(Sept 2011 - Dec 2011)

Now you can watch a show where we watch Josh pretend to be Desmond Miles who is pretending to be an assassin pretending to be an Italian noble. It's all very meta.

This game scored 91/100 on Metacritic. But we would puke on Metacritic if we had any puke left over after puking on this game. This thing is a mess, and we can prove it. [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Mumbles


1:The Life and Times of Desmond Miles
2:Ezio Auditore, Paper Boy
3:And Then Something Bad Happened
4:An Assassin Is (Not) You!
5:Leonardo da Sissy
6:Bustaterianism
7:World 1-1
8:Peasant Bowling
9:La lingua Italiana
10:The Quick Brown Fox
11:The Assassin's New Cloak
12:FREE HUGS
13:Press Dodge to Dodge
14:Free Shave & A Haircut
15:You Are Sure Nobody's Follow' Us?
16:Welcome to Lazytown
17:Your Brain is Melted
18:I'm Better off Without You!
19:Pick a Pocket or Two
20:No Hug for You!
21:Actually Pimpin' is Indeed Quite Easy
22:The Desynchronizer
23:I Believe I Can Fly
24:Mario Murder Party
25:Capture the Herp Derp
26:Il Doge Ridicolo
27:Babysitter's Creed
28:Shark-Jumper's Creed
29:Who's the Templar?
30:Requiescat in Pace

Season 5: Fallout New Vegas

(Apr 2011 - Aug 2011)

We return to the Fallout universe for a Fallout adventure that is 50% more cowboy, 25% less brown, and 100% less stupid. [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Mumbles


1:The Death and Life of Reginald Cuftbert
2:Aren't Tutorials Fun?
3:I Have High Science
4:Yo Dawg
5:Two Heads are Better than None
6:Bonnet Get!
7:You May Already Be a Winner
8:Caesar's (Tenaciously Boring) Legion
9:No-Vac(ancy), No Problem
10:Boone Comma Boom
11:Khaaaaaans!
12:Where Dreams go to DIE
13:Ring-a-Ding Bang, Baby!
14:A Night on the Town
15:Are you cross?
16:Ave, True to Cuftburt
17:Best weapon in the Game
18:Nothing Happens!
19:Indecisive Indiscretions
20:Simple Reading Comprehension
21:Boom Goes the Dynamite!
22:In the Not Too Distant Future
23:Elijah's Interocitor
24:Silent but Deadly
25:Of the Taco
26:Fantastic Plot Doors
27:Fish 'n Chips
28:Rock Climbing
29:Do Over
30:She Saw Me Yesterday
31:Hermetically Sealed
32:The President of Burp Head
33:Robbing the (Dead) Money
34:Welcome Back!
35:Spy is Demoman!
36:Murder, On the House
37:*Puts on Sunglasses*
38:A Chauncy Proposition
39:You Have Gained Karma
40:Against Regulations
41:I'm Invisible!
42:You Can't Get There From Here
43:Copasheshy
44:Fear and Loathing in New Vegas
45:Fission Mailed
46:Drinking Game
47:Zion Valley Ranch
48:Take Drugs, Kill a Bear
49:Beer Battered Bacon Shiskebabs
50:Y U SO DEAD?
51:No Thanks
52:Honest Hurts
53:Let's Play Caravan!
54:Stop Worrying and Love the Troll
55:Into the Sunset

Season 4: Mass Effect 2

(Nov 2010 - March 2011)

In compliance with all Alliance Affirmative Action Protocols, we changed Commander Shepard into a woman. She didn't seem to mind. [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Mumbles


1:Death is Cheap
2:Kill Ten Robots
3:I've been working on the Railroad...
4:Consequences!
5:Don't [REDACTED] with Aria
6:Troll Science
7:What Cover?
8:Mordin Solus, M.D.
9:Stairway to Heaven
10:Garrus Bueller's Day Off
11:And this is my favorite [noun] on the Citadel
12:Punch Drunk
13:Cheerleaders and Terrorists
14:Let's Talk About Our Feelings
15:Welcome to Junktown!
16:League of Gentlemanly Krogan
17:Hello My Name Is Grunt
18:Assuming Direct Control
19:My Mommy Says I'm Special!
20:Follow the Yellow Brick Railroad
21:Gethbusters!
22:It's a Small World After All
23:Lawful Stupidity
24:I'm Superman!
25:Climactic... Battle?
26:The Best Plan in the Universe
27:CHALLENGE THE SUN TO A STARING CONTEST
28:Illium
29:More Fighting!
30:Cloud City
31:Lair of the Shadow Bowser
32:The Rubble Planet
33:Strip the Flesh, Salt the Wound!
34:All Downhill From Here
35:The Plot Strikes Back!
36:Probing Questions, Part 1
37:Master Detective
38:I Like the Bass
39:A Rogue Element
40:You DO Know Jack
41:It was the Best of Episodes...
42:What Are We Doing?
43:Evidence? What Evidence?
44:Reginald Gethbert
45:I OBJECT!
46:Geth Who's Coming to Dinner?
47:I am Spartacus
48:Every Vote Counts!
49:I Don't Even...
50:Miran-duh
51:Three Hour Relay Race
52: Don't Fear the Reaper

Season 3: BioShock

(Aug 2010 - Oct 2010)

We welcome Mumbles to the show by dumping on a game she enjoyed. That's what friends are for. More importantly, we learn that combat-focused shooters are a poor choice for our series, no matter how rich their environments and characterization might be. This series was further hampered by the fact that it claimed to be a "spiritual successor" to Shamus' #1 super-favorite funtime super-game, and he might have gone a bit nuts because of that. He got better. [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Mumbles


1:Andrew Ryan's Pipe Dream
2:This Episode is Too Symmetrical
3:All in the Family
4:Time to Get Tanked
5:The Flame War Plasmid!
6:The Hazardous Vector
7:Hold W to Win!
8:Artistic Murder Simulator
9:This Ends Prematu
10:Fore!
11:The Vita-Chamber Tour of Rapture
12:Stop Me if You've Heard This Before
13:Are We There Yet?
14:Who's Your Daddy?

Season 2: Fallout 3

(May 2010 - August 2010)

Our most insane and bile-filled series, where we heap shame and vitriol on a beloved and award-winning game. If you're a huge fan of Fallout 3, this season may cause terrible physical pain. These episodes were originally hosted on Viddler, but were re-posted to YouTube after Viddler shot itself in the foot to death. While watching, be sure to have the glorious Fallout 3 spreadsheet of fun and alcohol poisoning open, which is derived from the Fallout 3 drinking game. It even has charts! [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn


1:The Birth of Reginald Cuftbert
2:Home Run Derby
3:Megatons of Fun!
4:What Consequences?
5:Glorious Chaos!
6:It's My Way, or the Subway
7:Can't Stop the Signal
8:Dead Cats and Other Treasures
9:Operation Rancorage
10:More of the Same!
11:Did You Just Punch Out Jingwei?
12:Memorial Memorandum
13:Enter the Matrix?
14:The Long March
15:The Cure, and Heavy Metal
16:Adventures in Babysitting
17:Let's Do the Time Warp Again!
18:If Wishes Were Black Helicopters...
19:Stop Calling Me Mungo
20:Anger Management
21:Guy Fawkes Day
22:President Evil
23:It's the End of the World as We Know It...
24:Let the Good Times Roll
25:The Ramblin' Man
26:Tesla's Cannon in D
27:Don't Fear the Reaver
28:Revenge of the Spoiled

Season 1: Mass Effect

(Jan 2010 - Apr 2010)

Our first season. It's very rough by today's standards. The audio was crap, the pacing was tortuous, the episodes were too long, and we hadn't worked out what our goal was or how we should play the game. We just decided to get out on stage, turn the amps up to 11, and THEN learn to play the guitar.

Enjoy! [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Randy


1:The Tonight Show With Commander Shepard
2:Screw the Rules, I Have Plot!
3:Barfights Solve Everything
4:Hookers and Elephant People
5:Failure is the Only Option
6:And if That Don't Work, Use More Gun
7:The Gate's Guarded, Time for Corporate Espionage!
8:Oh Crap, a Popup
9:I Think We're Going to Need More Bugspray
10:Welcome to Feros
11:Makos, Geth, and Falling Cruisers, Oh My!
12:Grab That Shotgun, We've Got Zombies!
13:Filler Galore
14:One Small Step for Conan...
15:Art Collectors and AA Guns
16:Ham and Squid
17:Kilotons for Kaiden
18:Bow Chicka Wow Wow
19:Exposition Surge
20:The Last Elevator

Marlow Briggs

A crazy, silly, absurd, stupid, goofy, God of War-ish action game. Sometimes it seems to be silly on purpose. Sometimes it drools on itself and craps its pants. We get a laugh either way.

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Mumbles, Chris,


1:Marlow Briggs and the Better Than It Should Be
2:Marlow Briggs and the OH GOD THE SPINNING
3:Marlow Briggs and the Refinery of DOOM
4:Marlow Briggs and the Pipes of Doom
5:Marlow Briggs and the Heavy Thing That Needs to be Over There

Half-Life 2

Once in a while we mix things up and do a few levels of Half-Life 2. We don't do this often, lest viewers get sick of our Valve fanboy gushing. [Youtube Playlist]

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Rutskarn, Mumbles


1:He Doesn't Want Any
2:The IT Guy
3:Hot Fuzz
4:Where We're Going, We Don't Need... Wheels
5:Welcome to Ravenholm
6:Father Danny
7:Aunt Lyons
8:Get in the Basement!
9:Highway 17, Abridged
10:How Not to Play Half Life 2
11:The Bug Whisperer
12:Post-Grad Commando
13:Turrets Syndrome
14:Slow Teleporter Operator
15:I've Fought Headcrabs More Fearsome Than You!
16:Expose the Core
17:Stop Breaking Source, Josh!
18:Grenade vs. Sniper
19:Set Piece - The GAME
20:The Kinaesthetic Pastiche Buffet

Special Episodes

(2010 to present)

This is a collection of our various one-off episodes and specials.

Hosts: Shamus, Josh, Randy, Rutskarn, Mumbles, Chris, SuperBunnyHop


1:'Best' Of Spoiler Warning
2:Right Behind You
3:Happy Adversary
4:Probing Questions, Part 1
5:Probing Questions, Part 2
6:Probing Questions, Part 3
7:Probing Questions, Part 4
8:Railroad to Nowhere
9:Spoiler Warning Hitmas 1-Merry Hitmas!
10:Spoiler Warning Hitmas 2 - They Keep Pulling me Back in
11:Spoiler Warning Hitmas 3-Marty Graw
12:London City, Part 1
13:London City, EP 2
14:Anniversary The Second
15:Elevator Source
16:8 By Zombies Part 1
17:Modern Warfare Part 1
18:Modern Warfare Part 2
19:Modern Warfare Part 3
20:Synergy Part 1
21:Post-Zombie Economics
22:Josh's Medschool Exam
23:Scribblenauts
24:A Very Slender Evening
25:Reginald Cuft(bert), Agent of Shield
26:Hashtag DESERVED
27:None Shall Pass

All episodes feature music from Kevin MacLeod. Artwork by Dan and Rutskarn.