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TALK THIS: It's Dangerous to Podcast Alone

Talk This! is a weekly podcast about video games, old and new. Each main episode, hosts Emma and Madelyn Paquette have a lively debate about two random video games (one old and one new) and then subsequently make up their own by mashing together the best elements of each.
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Now displaying: 2023
Mar 26, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Signalis and Trine and the mechanics of sharing a body. Also featuring plenty of references, simulated physics, and a new girl categorization. 

Mar 19, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss what makes a good rhythm game and casually boast about our musical prowess. We're still bad at DDR though. Also featuring Xbox buttons, the importance of color-coding, and how the musical industry plays into things.

Mar 12, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Front Mission and Soul Hackers 2 and muse on the difficulties of reviving long-abandoned properties. Also featuring friendly technology, where wanzer comes from, and the joy of little plastic models.

Mar 5, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss retro aesthetics in modern games and our own marked lack of nostalgia for any general time period. Also featuring the Marvel of the beforetimes, the cycle of pixel art nostalgia, and what makes a good beep-boop-bop.

Feb 26, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg and River City Girls 2 and decide how girly it is to turn your enemies into bugs. Also featuring abs of steel, what's too anime, and playing cozy games with your bro.

Feb 19, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss our last six weeks of gaming, and we're back to peak Yakuza-era Madelyn. Also featuring so much Fire Emblem talk, changing hair styles, and absolute betrayal.

Feb 12, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Façade and Pentiment and what's wrong with melons. Also featuring gamers learning to read, the appeal of food, and a lack of history nerds.

Feb 5, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss relationship systems in games and the mathematical complexities of dating several girls. Also featuring depth vs breadth, lying to people's faces, and gift giving guides.

Jan 29, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Heavenly Sword and Vampire Survivors (which Madelyn may or may not be playing as they speak). Also featuring 2007-typical language, no actual vampires, and more mortgages than you might expect.

Jan 22, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss fitness games. Exergame? Gamercize? Whatever you want to call it. Also featuring Wii Fit Dogs, our pathetic sprint speed, and lore step rewards.

Jan 15, 2023

In this episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss Armored Core and The Quarry and debate whether the threat of 1000 migrating bears would keep teenagers inside. Also featuring obtuse control schemes, stacked casts, and the appeal of big robots.

Jan 8, 2023

In this not-episode, Madelyn and Emma discuss our last seven weeks of gaming. That sets this before Thanksgiving. Truly uncool! Also featuring Judgment as an AU game, new voice actors, and wishing for just a little more oomph.

Jan 1, 2023

In this special episode, Madelyn and Emma reflect back on the year of 2022 in gaming and brace for the tidal wave of games called 2023. Also featuring our statistical breakdowns, how well we kept to resolutions, and our favorite games of the year.

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