100 episodes

A bi-weekly video game book club that takes a deep look at one game every episode. We discuss the literary elements, philosophical ideas, and game design decisions that make games great while keeping things funny and friendly. Tune in for some close readings of your favorite games! Email us at thatpinguino@gmail.com

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    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

A bi-weekly video game book club that takes a deep look at one game every episode. We discuss the literary elements, philosophical ideas, and game design decisions that make games great while keeping things funny and friendly. Tune in for some close readings of your favorite games! Email us at thatpinguino@gmail.com

    Did Lightning Ever Leave? Part 3 - The Grand Final-e

    Did Lightning Ever Leave? Part 3 - The Grand Final-e

    In this episode Gino, Chris "ZombiePie" -REDACTED-, and Jeff discuss Lighting Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. We start with a food review, as is customary. We then talk about Caius, the Dead Dunes, and Chocolina. We end by placing Lighting Returns on our ongoing Ranking of Fantasies
    Check out the current Ranking of Fantasies here: bit.ly/deepfinal
    If you've been enjoying the podcast, please consider supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/DeepListens
    If you like our new art and want to commission some of your own, reach out to Tyler at tylerorbin.net

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Balls Deep: 2023 NBA Season Kickoff

    Balls Deep: 2023 NBA Season Kickoff

    In this episode Gino, Pete, and Chris "ZombiePie" -REDACTED- discuss the end of the 2022 NBA season, the current dramas in LA, Brooklyn, and Philly (war never changes), and 2023 season predictions.
    Please consider donating to the National Network of Abortion Funds: abortionfunds.org/donate
    If you've been enjoying the podcast, please consider supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/DeepListens
    If you like our new art and want to commission some of your own, reach out to Tyler at tylerorbin.net

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 184: God of War- Part 1

    Episode 184: God of War- Part 1

    In this episode Gino, Pete, and Em are joined by God of War expert Rob Palladino to discuss God of War 2018! We cover sad dads, dying worlds, and whether we enjoy the dwarves. Our discussion spans from the beginning of the game to the top of the mountain.
    Please consider donating to the National Network of Abortion Funds: abortionfunds.org/donate
    If you've been enjoying the podcast, please consider supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/DeepListens
    If you like our new art and want to commission some of your own, reach out to Tyler at tylerorbin.net

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Off the Deep End Ep. 27: Arcade-PGs

    Off the Deep End Ep. 27: Arcade-PGs

    The Deep Enders have returned from the local mall a few quarters short after exploring a few role playing-adjacent experiences available in arcade form. Is this the first podcast to give any time to SNK's The Super Spy? Probably!
    See the entire Off The Deep Ends ranked list at http://bit.ly/otderank
    Find OTDE's theme music and more at https://supersex-420.bandcamp.com/
    Please consider donating to the National Network of Abortion Funds: abortionfunds.org/donate
    If you've been enjoying the podcast, please consider supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/DeepListens
    If you like our new art and want to commission some of your own, reach out to Tyler at tylerorbin.net

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Episode 183: Layers of Fear is a Bummer

    Episode 183: Layers of Fear is a Bummer

    In this episode Gino, Pete, and Em discuss Layers of Fear. We cover how the game treats mental illness, rigs its jump scares, and how it invokes other, better games. We close up by discussing how Bloober Team will handle Silent Hill 2's remake.
    Please consider donating to the National Network of Abortion Funds: abortionfunds.org/donate
    If you've been enjoying the podcast, please consider supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/DeepListens
    If you like our new art and want to commission some of your own, reach out to Tyler at tylerorbin.net

    • 1 hr 35 min
    The Definitive Final Fantasy Lesbian Thirst Trap Rankings: Part 2: The Grand Final-e

    The Definitive Final Fantasy Lesbian Thirst Trap Rankings: Part 2: The Grand Final-e

    In this episode Em, Zandra, Monacht, and Gino (in a strictly production role) provide The Exciting Conclusion To The Definitive Final Fantasy Thirst Trap Rankings! This episode takes us from the ladies of Final Fantasy X to the barely previewed ladies of Final Fantasy XVI! Find out where your fave ended up in this Definitive List!
    Here is the list we considered:
    Benedikta, Lunafreya, Cindy, Aranea, Drusilla, Y’shtola, Moenbryda, Ysayle, Ameliance, Fordola, Venat, Yotsuyu, Lightning, Fang, Vanille, Serah, Jihl, Shiva, Fran, Ashe, Shantotto, Yuna, Paine, Leblanc, Lulu, Dona, Beatrix, Freya, Lani, Ultimecia, Edea, Rinoa, Quistis, Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, Yuffie, Jenova, Jessie, Scarlet, Celes, Terra, Faris, Rouge, Rydia, Rosa, Agrias, Arecia, Neon, and Sophia
    You can find Zandra @ZandraVandra on Twitter, https://www.twitch.tv/zandravandra on Twitch, and you can buy her work at https://shop.zandravandra.com/
    You can follow Monacht @MonachtVT on Twitter and buy her work at https://monacht.itch.io/
    Please consider donating to the National Network of Abortion Funds: abortionfunds.org/donate
    If you've been enjoying the podcast, please consider supporting us at https://www.patreon.com/DeepListens
    If you like our new art and want to commission some of your own, reach out to Tyler at tylerorbin.net

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Just another Viking ,

Lovely show from lovely people

You know you can trust Gino as he's down on Super Mario Sunshine.

KodaGoat ,

Content I want from people who are alright

I appreciate the sheer amount of content that I can sit through since I listen to a lot of podcasts, but the rotating co-hosts can be either fine or annoying to listen to depending on who it is. Slightly harshly worded, but I still like listening to most of them.

Gillbertbee ,

Games!

The analysis is super interesting and the hosts are hilarious! Definitely a worthwhile listen!

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