Each week I get together a group of friends and introduce them to a game that has fallen not just into the bargain bin, but slipped between the shelves and was uncovered dusty and moldy when the brick and mortar store was liquidated and the racks were sold. I introduce the game, it’s context and it’s promises to discuss with the group before we have a (highly edited) game play session and close with some thoughts and a declaration of whether this game deserves a second chance.
028 - Narcos: Rise of the Cartels (PC) | VIRAL EDITION (with Fredo, Carley, Hunter, Tom, Frank, Chris)
Reskin X-COM2 in the Narcos universe, it'll be white gold they said. We discuss how slightly tweaking game mechanics can ruin a game as well dopplegames and the most iconic families in video games.
027 - Tomato Way (PC) | VIRAL EDITION (with Hunter, Carley, Frank and Chris)
A western samurai tomato, mad scientist cucumbers, horrible textures... We get surreal with one of the strangest low-budget games on Steam. From the mind of one Ukranian, Tomato Way is perhaps the most surreal games on Steam, and we try to make sense of it.
026 - Hatred (PC) | VIRAL EDITION (with Hunter#2, Tom, and Chris)
Only the 3rd game to be rated AO for violent content and banned from twitch: The garbage gang checks out Hatred - a game often referred to as a mass murder simulator. We discuss how games earn their ESRB rating and the ethics of creating something that pushes the player toward ultraviolence.
025 - Alpha Zylon (PC) | VIRAL EDITION - (Frank Hosting w/ Fredo, Hunter, Carley, Tom, Chris)
You are a commando. You have a knife. Humvee's are magnetically attracted to you. Can you survive? The garbage gang hunts down one of the lowest rated and lowest quality games of all time: Alpha Zylon.
024 - Alone in the Dark: Illumination (PC)VIRAL EDITION (with Hunter, Carley, Tom, Frank and Chris, ft. Grace!))
The Garbage Gang faces off against Lovecraftian horrors in this 2015 co-op survival game as well as technical issues. We talk Lovecraft, lovecraft-inspired games and more technical issues! Special guest Grace steps in to experience the unimaginable mind-rending terror of Cthulu and we talk our scariest game experiences.
023 - X-Blades (PC) VIRAL EDITION (with Hunter, Carley, Frank,Chris)
A Russian game developer making a Devil May Cry hack n' slash with tomb raider inspirations and no pants, a recipe for success? This week we check out X-Blades, a 2009 game with a lot of metal music but even more cheeks.