154 episodes

Your new favourite video game book club podcast! We tackle games large & small, new & old while keeping it informative, funny and (mostly) positive. Hosted by Jacob McCourt, Mike Ruffolo, Moe Murtadi, Katie Lesperance and Flora Eloise.



New episodes on the first and third Wednesday of each month.



Looking for a good place to start? Download an episode for a game that you really love and hit play.

Looking for suggestions? Consider our episodes on The Last of Us, Undertale, Firewatch, What Remains of Edith Finch or our Hitman, Wolf Among Us or Kentucky Route Zero series!

Left Behind Game Club: A Video Game Podcast Left Behind Game Club

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    • 4.9 • 20 Ratings

Your new favourite video game book club podcast! We tackle games large & small, new & old while keeping it informative, funny and (mostly) positive. Hosted by Jacob McCourt, Mike Ruffolo, Moe Murtadi, Katie Lesperance and Flora Eloise.



New episodes on the first and third Wednesday of each month.



Looking for a good place to start? Download an episode for a game that you really love and hit play.

Looking for suggestions? Consider our episodes on The Last of Us, Undertale, Firewatch, What Remains of Edith Finch or our Hitman, Wolf Among Us or Kentucky Route Zero series!

    Mutazione

    Mutazione

    We engage in some mythical gardening with friends in Mutazione.

    Developer: Die Gute Fabrik | Publisher: Akupara Games | Initial Release: September 19, 2019







    Jacob, Mike, Flora and Katie seek out the drama, play some funky tunes and improve our grandpa relationships.







    Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom), Flora Eloise (@LudonarrativeFM) and Katie Lesperance (@lesperak)











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

    SHOW NOTES:



    * 0:00 Start

    * 1:10 Fast Pitch

    * 2:35 Time Capsule

    * 5:30 Setting It Up

    * 11:20 Trying to Capitalism Mutazione

    * 14:25 Our Favourite Characters

    * 26:25 The Main Plot

    * 32:25 Music and Sound

    * 37:50 Die Gute Fabrik's Other Games

    * 39:40 Where The Story Ends

    * 46:30 Postcards

    * 48:10 Finishing on Polygon's Review of the Game 



    RESOURCES:



    * How She Flipped the Script by The Apple App Store

    * Escaping to 'Mutazione' Island by Flora Eloise













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

    • 51 min
    NieR:Automata

    NieR:Automata

    We fight for the future of mankind in NieR:Automata.

    Developer: PlatinumGames | Publisher: Square Enix | Initial Release: March 7, 2017







    Jacob, Mike, Flora and Katie talk philosophy, bad maps and potentially the greatest ending in video game history.







    Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom), Flora Eloise (@LudonarrativeFM) and Katie Lesperance (@lesperak)











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

    SHOW NOTES:



    * 0:00 Start

    * 1:50 Fast Pitch

    * 3:20 Time Capsule

    * 9:10 How about Philosophy

    * 11:50 Reviews from the Press

    * 14:10 How Did We Play?

    * 15:05 The State of the World

    * 18:35 The Opening of the Game

    * 23:10 2B and 9S

    * 28:40 Gameplay Overview

    * 32:30 Plug-In Chips

    * 36:30 The Map

    * 41:40 Spoilers Start - Game Structure

    * 45:00 Route A/B

    * 52:50 Simone

    * 54:50 YoRHa

    * 1:00:40 Route C/D

    * 1:02:50 Pascal and the Children

    * 1:07:50 The Black Box

    * 1:09:30 A2 vs. 9S

    * 1:15:55 Music

    * 1:18:30 Emil

    * 1:19:05 Ending E

    * 1:38:00 Will Mike play the rest of NiER:Automata?

    * 1:44:30 Wrap-up













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

    • 1 hr 49 min
    Into the Breach

    Into the Breach

    We get tactical in Into The Breach.

    Developer: Subset Games | Publisher: Subset Games | Initial Release: February 27, 2018







    Jacob, Mike and special guest Travis Colenutt travel through time tactically, fight giant bugs and throw boulders everywhere.







    Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt) and Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom)

    Special Guest: Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt)











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

    SHOW NOTES:



    * 0:00 Start

    * 1:50 Fast Pitch

    * 2:40 Time Capsule

    * 8:00 Into the Breach: A Game for Dads

    * 11:45 FTL

    * 15:00 Reviews from the Press

    * 16:00 Value for Money

    * 17:50 Setting Up The Basics

    * 23:20 Making Choices

    * 26:00 Mech Teams

    * 39:55 The Pilots

    * 45:10 Very Good Runs

    * 47:30 Music

    * 50:50 Into the Breach Crossovers?

    * 54:10 Wrap-up



    RESOURCES:



    * Chris Avellone sheds light on Into The Breach's time-travel mysteries by Alec Meer | Rock Paper Shotgun













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

    • 58 min
    Virtue's Last Reward

    Virtue's Last Reward

    We get confused and surprised at the very same time in Virtue's Last Reward.

    Developer: Spike Chunsoft | Publisher: Spike Chunsoft/Aksys Games | Initial Release: February 16, 2012







    Jacob and special guest CtrlAltNoob write so many notes, gasp audibly and hop through time!







    Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)

    Special Guest: CtrlAltNoob (@CtrlAltNoob)











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

    SHOW NOTES:



    * 0:00 Start

    * 1:10 Who is CtrlAltNoob?

    * 2:50 Fast Pitch

    * 4:30 Time Capsule

    * 9:15 Press Reviews

    * 11:10 High-Level Review

    * 13:40 Describing Virtue's Last Reward

    * 18:00 Setting Up VLR

    * 23:40 Spoiler Warning

    * 25:30 Main Characters 

    * 34:35 Branching Narrative

    * 37:30 Radical-6

    * 43:40 Bombs

    * 44:30 Morphogenetic Field

    * 49:40 Dio

    * 55:40 Timeline

    * 57:20 Pods

    * 59:55 Tenmyouji & Quark

    * 1:01:40 The Old Woman

    * 1:02:20 Sigma

    * 1:06:40 Jumping (The Chart We Referenced)

    * 1:10:30 Where Are We?

    * 1:14:15 Luna & K

    * 1:16:45 Gaming's Greatest Story?

    * 1:22:50 Setting Up Zero Time Dilemma

    * 1:28:55 Secret Ending

    * 1:32:50 Wrap-up

    * 1:36:20 All About CtrlAltNoob (Noob mentioned Exit/Corners & Jacob mentioned Afterworld)

    * 1:40:00 Conclusion













    RESOURCES



    * Episode 121: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (999)



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

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Life is Strange [Episode 5 - Polarized]

    Life is Strange [Episode 5 - Polarized]

    We look at this photograph in Life is Strange, Episode 5.

    Developer: Dontnod Entertainment | Publisher: Square Enix | Initial Release: October 20, 2015







    Jacob, Mike and Flora abandon reality, explore a very scary maze and make a very difficult choice.







    Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) and Flora Eloise (@LudonarrativeFM)











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

    SHOW NOTES:



    * 0:00 Start

    * 1:20 Episode 4 Recap

    * 2:25 More like Creepy McCreeperson

    * 4:35 How do we get out?

    * 5:55 Changing history

    * 8:40 A trip to SF

    * 12:00 Back in the Dark Room

    * 15:30 Telling David the truth

    * 20:05 Weird calls and texts

    * 21:40 Arcadia Bay in ruins

    * 23:05 Technical notes

    * 24:45 Back to the diner and Warren

    * 30:00 Unloading on Chloe

    * 32:20 Question from MatterofJoseph on other games in the series

    * 35:10 Losing touch with reality

    * 40:25 The stealth section

    * 45:20 The final sequence

    * 48:40 Final choice

    * 55:30 How our sacrifices play out

    * 59:00 Question from Setobox about the ending

    * 1:03:30 Question from JayDangerRoss about sequels

    * 1:08:00 Final thoughts on the series

    * 1:17:00 Wrap-up













    RESOURCES:



    * ‘Life is Strange’: A Ludonarrative Lighthouse in the Darkness by Flora Eloise



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

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Life is Strange [Episode 4 – Dark Room]

    Life is Strange [Episode 4 – Dark Room]

    We go to a party in Life is Strange, Episode 4.

    Developer: Dontnod Entertainment | Publisher: Square Enix | Initial Release: July 28, 2015







    Jacob, Mike and Flora talk tough topics, become deeply disturbed and reminisce about Nickelback.







    Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) and Flora Eloise (@LudonarrativeFM)











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

    SHOW NOTES:



    * 0:00 Start

    * 1:20 Episode 3 Recap

    * 2:40 Episode 4 Start

    * 4:10 Setting up a tough choice

    * 8:45 Choice 1: Chloe

    * 12:30 Medical assistance in dying

    * 15:20 Look at this photograph

    * 17:50 Nathan's room

    * 20:50 Choice 2: Nathan

    * 24:15 Choice 3: Frank

    * 30:00 The world's greatest detective

    * 33:45 The barn

    * 38:50 Rachel Amber

    * 40:40 Vortex Club Party

    * 43:45 Choice 4: Warn Her

    * 48:05 Jacob's Hottie McHotterson

    * 53:25 Wrap-up













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

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Lover of the Arts, hear ye! ,

One of the Best

I love the dynamic between Jacob, Mo, and Mike (and all the other guests!). Their format is easy to follow, fun, and freakin hilarious. For anyone who loves video games (even if you’re bad at them like me), this is a great podcast for you. I’m hooked and a forever listener now.

Alex 2627 ,

Great Game Reviews!

I’ve been in quarantine, sitting alone, and just blown away by some of the games I’m playing. It’s honestly been such a comfort to listen in to some really creative, intelligent, and funny people talk in depth about some different games. I was about to start yelling at the walls about KR0, so thank you for going so in depth and speaking on some amazing references, thoughts and different game plays!

im9brothers ,

I LOVE THIS PODCAST

Everyone is staring at me as I jam out to your theme song.

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