In this special episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss the past year in gaming AND the past ten years in gaming. Also featuring the math of Pokeball mechanics, desperate SEO chasing, and Robert de Niro
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss what makes a good video game sequel and the best/worst naming conventions. Also featuring songs from Veggie Tales, Star Wars exhaustion, and timeline confusion.
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Just Cause and Untitled Goose Game and revel in being the bringers of chaos. Also featuring promising movie plans, wifi troubles, and Madelyn's traumatic duck stories.
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma go back through their last six weeks in video gaming and how much their game characters fell off high surfaces. Also featuring pink pants, accidentally marrying goddesses, and that leaked Re:Mind trailer.
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Steins;Gate and Control and try to avoid getting into the whole silly "what is a video game" discussion. Also featuring what's annoying about time travel, Odd Squad, and Gooigi.
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about outrage culture and why it seems like everybody gets upset over everything on the internet. Also featuring being an informed consumer, ill-advised musicals, and, yeah, impeachment hearings.
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Halo and Astral Chain and the benefits and drawbacks of console exclusives. Also featuring barking like a seal, the bane of silent protagonists, and Alexa laughing somewhere, somehow.
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about what makes a game fun and whether that even matters. Also featuring the importance of defining your terms, Inside Llewyn Davis, and this hip and happening thing called boredom.
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Disgaea and Outer Wilds which are surprising opposites in just about every way. Also featuring feeling stupid, jumping into a geyser, and where replay value comes from
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma go back through their last six weeks in video gaming and swap their situations from the last time we did this. Also featuring life adjustments, too much team bonding, and excessive button pressing.
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Blade Runner and Sea of Solitude and make up the concept for the next Persona game. Also featuring courting a copyright strike, good life advice, and how cool controller vibration is.
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about current issues in video game preservation and archival. It's very exciting, we promise. Also featuring the usual lack of technical knowledge, a no snitches sign, and the ideal way to preserve theater.
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Panzer Dragoon and Anthem and make childish jokes about planets. Also featuring terrible development processes, expensive rare games, and people in dragon mechs.
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma talk about GOATs. What is a goat? When will Untitled Goat Game come out? Also featuring losing the thread, The Last of Us online multiplayer, and too much Pokemon Go.
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Castlevania and Donut County and discuss the deep lore of the raccoon. Also featuring the different meanings of whip, names that kill vampires, and erotic pachinko machines.
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma continue to talk about Fire Emblem way too freaking much. Also featuring another Fire Emblem game, Kiryu's inability to say no, and the foibles of Clickbait Boyfriend.
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Luigi's Mansion and Jump Force and experience an interesting technical difficulty. Also featuring dark moons, big eyes, and why we all love Luigi.
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss the how games use violence for storytelling. Also featuring the condemnation of Overcooked, the monsters who kill their Fire Emblem students, and some sliding scales.
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Max Payne and My Friend Pedro and there's actually some bananas in this one. Also featuring noir voices, the origins of bullet time, and how to pronounce gif.
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma finally shake up the side-quest formula once more. Also featuring hand-eye coordination, why Emma's family relationships are falling apart, and the question of whether or not Mario Party is fun
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Secret of Mana and Into the Breach and forget to take a picture of Madelyn in her banana outfit. Also featuring the color green, rating difficulties by emoji, and what makes a good remake.
In this not-episode, Emma has a breakdown about how much she loves her Fire Emblem students while Madelyn laughs. Also featuring a lack of pen stabbing, Madelyn venturing into the online world, and Blue Lions pride.
In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss SSX and Gris and really channel that tired dad aesthetic. Also featuring ambiguous vs concrete storytelling, plans to take a high school team to nationals, and some accidental mash-ups.
In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma struggle at distinguishing car noises from wind noises. Also featuring the sound of Madelyn's sweat, too much to love about Judgment, and what to do when stung by a sting ray.