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Left Behind Game Club is our attempt to make sure no game is left behind. We play through games large and small, new and old to recreate the experience of getting a game on day-one with your friends and talking about it.

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Left Behind Game Club is our attempt to make sure no game is left behind. We play through games large and small, new and old to recreate the experience of getting a game on day-one with your friends and talking about it.

    079: Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 3 – New World Order)

    079: Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 3 – New World Order)

    We prance, dance and romance in Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 3).



    Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Initial Release Date: October 25, 2016



    Jacob, Mike and Moe coddle their sweet baby boy, Harvey Dent, meet Lucius Fox and find out more about the leader of the Children of Arkham.



    Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)



    Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub



    SHOW NOTES:



    * 1:40 Recap of Episode 2's Cliffhanger Ending

    * Episode 3 Thoughts:



    * 3:35 Chapter 1 - State of the Union

    * 8:15 Chapter 2 - A Man Unhinged

    * 14:40 Chapter 3 - Hostile Takeover & Chapter 4 - Off the Rails

    * 26:20 Chapter 5 - Third Wheel

    * 34:00 Chapter 06- The Best of Us





    * 46:35 Final Thoughts (Jacob referred to this documentary by noclip)



    NEXT SHOWS:



    * Batman: The Telltale Series



    * Episode 4: February 19th

    * Episode 5: February 26th





    * March Games (Dates TBD)



    * Gato Roboto

    * Broken Age







    DISCORD: The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server!



    TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.

    • 49 min
    078: Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 2 – Children of Arkham)

    078: Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 2 – Children of Arkham)

    We look into our confusing past and make a choice about present romances while the future of Gotham hangs in the balance in Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 2).



    Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Initial Release Date: September 20, 2016



    Jacob, Mike and Moe ease the pain of our foes, bankroll our friends and approach corrupt politicians with caution.



    Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)



    Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub



    SHOW NOTES:



    * 2:05 Recap of where we left off in Episode 1

    * Episode 2 Thoughts:



    * 5:05 Chapter 1 - Broken Memories

    * 6:15 Chapter 2 - The Children

    * 14:30 Chapter 3 - A Big Fan

    * 18:20 Chapter 4 - Two of a Kind

    * 25:55 Chapter 5 - The Incumbent (Bruce Wayne)

    * 26:30 Chapter 5 - The Incumbent (Batman)

    * 28:40 Chapter 6 - Narrow Margins





    * 41:00 Wrap-Up



    NEXT SHOWS:



    * Batman: The Telltale Series



    * Episode 3: February 12th

    * Episode 4: February 19th

    * Episode 5: February 26th





    * March Games (Dates TBD)



    * Gato Roboto

    * Broken Age







    DISCORD: The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server!



    TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.

    • 43 min
    077: Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 1 – Realm of Shadows)

    077: Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 1 – Realm of Shadows)

    We dive into the life of Gotham's most eligible bachelor in Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 1).



    Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Initial Release Date: August 2, 2016



    Jacob, Mike and Moe gush about their love for the Batman, meet mysterious new friends at the local coffee shop and hurt some bad bad men.



    Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)



    Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub



    SHOW NOTES:



    * Pre-E1 Thoughts:



    * 2:30 What did you know about Batman: The Telltale Series before we started?

    * 4:30 How did we play the game? Also, our struggles with the Xbox Elite Controller.

    * 6:40 How would you describe this game to someone who hasn't played a Telltale Game and playing it in front of a significant other.

    * 9:20 Our experience with the Batman series.

    * 12:35 How will we play our Batman?

    * 15:45 Graphic and sound (The Telltale Tool)

    * 17:45 What is the Shadows Edition?





    * Episode 1 Thoughts:



    * 18:15 Chapter 1: Welcome to Gotham

    * 19:05 Chapter 2: The One that Got Away

    * 26:35 Chapter 3: Meet the Press

    * 31:25 Chapter 4: World's Greatest Detective



    * 40:10 Entering "Detective Mode" for the first time

    * *Jacob misquoted Jake Vanaman. He spoke about how one of the initial choices in Walking Dead S1 was lopsided and how it was their team's fault for not justifying one choice as well as another (source). 





    * 47:05 Chapter 5: Room with a View

    * 1:00:55 Chapter 6: Family Secrets

    * 1:03:25 Final thoughts







    NEXT SHOWS:



    * Batman: The Telltale Series [Episode 2]: February 5th

    * Batman: The Telltale Series [Episode 3]: February 12th

    * Batman: The Telltale Series [Episode 4]: February 19th

    * Batman: The Telltale Series [Episode 5]: February 26th



    DISCORD: The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server!



    TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    076: Detroit: Become Human [Part 2]

    076: Detroit: Become Human [Part 2]

    We continue our fight for the future of Androids in Detroit: Become Human. Please note: this is part 2 of this series. Check out part 1 (episode 075) before listening to this!



    Developer: Quantic Dream | Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment (PS4) & Quantic Dream (PC) | Release Date: May 25, 2018



    Jacob and special guests Travis Colenutt and Katie Lesperance make friends with Ralph and Jerrys, connect Detroit: Become Human to the original Toy Story, Furby & Captain America: Winter Soldier and end it for good... in more ways than one.



    The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server! Go to LeftBehindGame.Club and scroll down to the Discord section of the homepage!



    Player: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)



    Special Guests: Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt) & Katie Lesperance (@lesperak)



    Website: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub



    Show Notes:



    * We continue Kara's "solo story":



    * 2:20 "Fugitives" & "On The Run"

    * 9:05 "Zlatko"

    * 15:40 "The Pirates' Cove" and "Midnight Train"





    * All three characters' stories converge:



    * 19:55 "Crossroads"

    * 33:45 "Night of the Soul"

    * 34:50 "Battle of Detroit" for Connor and Markus

    * 51:00 "Battle of Detroit" for Kara





    * 1:05:15 Chloe

    * 1:08:15 Graphics and Sound

    * 1:10:00 Allegations against Quantic Dream (source 1 | source 2)

    * 1:11:20 Further readings about the game's criticism



    * Evan Narcisse's "The Casual Inhumanity of How Detroit: Become Human Uses Black Culture"

    * Heather Alexandra's "David Cage Games Keep Treating Women Like Sh*t"





    * 1:14:45 Questions from Twitter and Discord (thank you Athunderheart, The Greatest Story Ever Played Podcast and CtrlAltNoob)

    * 1:20:10 Final thoughts



    Other January Shows:



    * Batman: The Telltale Series [Part 1]: January 29th

    • 1 hr 23 min
    075: Detroit: Become Human [Part 1]

    075: Detroit: Become Human [Part 1]

    We fight for the future of Androids in Detroit: Become Human.



    Developer: Quantic Dream | Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment (PS4) & Quantic Dream (PC) | Release Date: May 25, 2018



    Jacob and special guests Travis Colenutt and Katie Lesperance walk through future Detroit, question our own morality and chastise Jacob for his behaviour. He may have gone Big Bad Wolf again.



    The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server! Go to LeftBehindGame.Club and scroll down to the Discord section of the homepage!



    Player: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)



    Special Guests: Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt) & Katie Lesperance (@lesperak)



    Website: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub



    Show Notes:



    * 2:20 What did you know about Detroit: Become Human?

    * 4:10 Question from Michael Ruffolo: “Did anything stand out to you as frequent visitors to Detroit that stood out to you as especially accurate or inaccurate?”

    * 6:20 How do you describe Detroit: Become Human? Thanks for the description, Helen.

    * 8:50 How did we play the game?

    * 9:25 We enter the spoiler-room starting now!

    * 10:10 We declare which character's story was our favourite

    * We begin with Markus' "solo story":



    * 10:30 Our thoughts on Markus' character arc

    * 12:15 "The Painter" & "Broken"

    * 16:25 We explain the game's "flowcharts"

    * 19:50 "From the Dead"

    * 22:20 "Jericho" and your new friends Josh, North and Simon

    * 25:55 Morality/relationships: Jericho sentiment and secondary character relationships

    * 26:45 "Spare Parts"

    * 29:55 "The Stratford Tower", "Capitol Park" & "Freedom March"





    * Next, we jump into Connor's "solo story":



    * 36:50 "The Hostage"

    * 39:20 "Partners", "The Interrogation" & "Waiting for Hank"

    * 42:05 "The Nest"

    * 44:00 "Russian Roulette"

    * 45:45 "The Eden Club" and Bryan Dechart streams (Jacksepticeye video we mentioned)

    * 52:20 "The Bridge" and a Windsor, Ontario tie

    * 53:10 "Public Enemy", "Meet Kamski" & "Last Chance, Connor"





    * Finally, we tackle Kara's "solo story"



    * 59:40 Introduction to Kara

    * 1:05:20 "A New Home" & Quantic Dream's 2012 "Kara" Short Film

    * 1:09:00 "A Stormy Night" and breaking out of your Mind Palace







    Other January Shows:



    * Detroit: Become Human [Part 2]: January 8th

    * Batman: The Telltale Series [Part 1]: January 29th

    • 1 hr 17 min
    074: The Game Awards (2019) [BONUS]

    074: The Game Awards (2019) [BONUS]

    We drank two and half bottles of wine, watched the Game Awards and talked into microphones about them. This is a bonus episode that breaks the format of our normal programming and will likely be our last show of 2019! Tune back in on January 1st for our takes on Detroit: Become Human.



    On this bonus episode, Jacob and special guests Travis and Katie questioned which Travis has the best last name (Touchdown or Colenutt), market Xbox Game Pass and plug tons of past LGBC pods. Oh yeah, and Katie chastises Jacob about Star Wars in the post-show.



    The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server! Go to LeftBehindGame.Club and scroll down to the Discord section of the homepage!



    If you liked the show, consider giving us a review on iTunes!



    Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)



    Special Guest: Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt) & Katie Lesperance (@lesperak)



    Website: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub



    Show Notes (spoilers):



    * 2:20 No More Heroes 3

    * 3:45 Final Fantasy 7 Remake

    * 7:45 Mortal Kombat 11 DLC

    * 11:20 Maneater

    * 12:50 Xbox Series X

    * 14:55 Jacob and Katie fight about Xbox Game Pass

    * 17:30 Senua's Saga: Hellblade II or Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga

    * 19:50 Travis is "fantasy-ed" out

    * 21:40 Control DLC

    * 22:30 Godfall, Warframe, Sons of the Forest, New League of Legends Games

    * 23:20 Ori and the Will of the Wisps, More Magic, Weird West

    * 24:50 Gears Tactics and Nine to Five

    * 26:45 Wolf Among Us 2

    * 27:50 Fast and Furious: Crossroads

    * 29:55 Game of the Year Announcement

    * 31:40 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC

    * 33:45 Musical performances (CHVRCHES, TGA Orchestra, Grimes and Green Day)

    * 35:40 Ninja vs. Fire Emblem's Caspar and Untitled Beaker Game (The Muppets)

    * 37:15 Jacob runs through The Game Awards winners (incl. Disco Elysium, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Control, Death Stranding and Fire Emblem: Three Houses)

    * 43:00 We run through the 2019 games that we still have to play

    * 45:50 Our final thoughts about the Game Awards 2019

    * 50:15 Post-show: Katie calls out Jacob for his history with the Star Wars franchise

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

Retalee S ,

One of my favourite podcasts, honestly!

The highlight of my days at work are binging past episodes of the show. Right now I’m on The Wolf Among Us & couldn’t stop laughing over Jacob’s sheer ruthlessness 😂 Quality content that rlly dissects & analyzes games from a player perspective, but w/ the much needed humour sprinkled throughout to keep you simultaneously engaged & mindful of the sheer chemistry shared between the cast members. Can’t wait for more☺️

Nicolelawa ,

Soft Girl Gamer

Didn’t know how I felt about a video game review podcast, mostly because I was worried it would be boring but I find it very entertaining and funny. I enjoy hearing everyones takes on the games some I have played and others I have not. Keep it up! Looking forward to hear more. P.S. I am an avid assassin’s creed fan and I am very much hoping to hear an episode on one of the first few games.

Vet10_19 ,

Great Show

Like the latest guests a lot. Looking forward to more.

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