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Two old friends cover video game news, then recommend video games for each other to play.

Play This! Video Game Podcast by Max Lando and Daniel Thoreson

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Two old friends cover video game news, then recommend video games for each other to play.

    Special Announcement: Listener Recommendation Episode 2018 EDITION!

    Special Announcement: Listener Recommendation Episode 2018 EDITION!

    Play This! is doing another LISTENER SUGGESTION EPISODE!

    This time, we are accepting suggestions for any video game that has had it's FIRST FULL RELEASE in 2018. "First" means that if the full version came out for one platform in 2018 but was available on another platform earlier (like Hollow Knight or PUBG), it is ineligible. "Full" means it has to be at least the 1.0 version of the game. Early Access titles (like Slay the Spire), games currently in beta (like Magic the Gathering: Arena), demos of upcoming full games (like Deltarune), and episodic games that have not released their final episode (like Life is Strange 2) are ineligible. Ports and basic remasters of existing games are ineligible (like Shenmue 1 + 2), full remakes are eligible. Other than that, any 2018 release we haven't already played is fair game.

    The list of games we've played is below, with timestamps for when in the episode we discuss it. The deadline for submissions is Fiday, January 11th. Send your submissions as either a tweet to @playthispodcast, or as an email to feedback@playthispodcast.com!

    (This episode was recorded December 3, 2018, and we have since played Smash Bros Ultimate. A lot. So no need to recommend it!)

    0:02:23 Criteria

    2018 Games We've Played So Far:
    0:09:42 428: Shibuya Scramble
    0:11:13 Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, The
    0:12:23 BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle
    0:13:41 Detective Pikachu
    0:15:19 Detroit: Become Human
    0:17:24 Donut County
    0:18:20 Dragalia Lost (also Daniel talks about Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links again)
    0:21:02 Dragon Ball FighterZ
    0:24:40 Ultimate Custom Night (called "Five Nights at Freddy's Ultimate Custom Night" by Sean)
    0:27:25 Forza Horizon 4
    0:30:54 Indie Pogo
    0:34:23 Into the Breach
    0:35:12 Jimmy and the Pulsating Mass
    0:38:54 Kirby: Star Allies
    0:39:39 Longest Five Minutes, The
    0:41:39 Minit
    0:43:04 Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
    0:44:44 Monster Hunter World
    0:48:23 Monster Prom
    0:51:37 Nintendo LABO Variety Kit
    0:54:34 Octopath Traveler
    0:58:59 Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee
    0:59:23 Reignman
    1:01:09 Sea of Thieves
    1:04:05 Slap City
    1:06:02 Soulcalibur VI
    1:07:24 Spider-Man
    1:08:00 Sushi Striker
    1:09:37 Ultra Space Battle Brawl
    1:10:40 WarioWare Gold

    1:12:42 Closing
    1:16:43 Special Thanks

    Play This! Logo by Kessi Riliniki
    Play This! and Special Thanks Themes by Sean Francis

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 017 - Soulcalibur VI

    Episode 017 - Soulcalibur VI

    Daniel and Sean talk about the rise and fall of Final Fantasy XV, play some cute little games like Minit and Puyo Puyo Tetris, and dig into the recent fighting game release, Soulcalibur VI. Also, the duo announce the next LISTENER RECOMMENDATION EPISODE!

    (This episode was recorded November 26, 2008. Some discussion may be out of date.)

    0:02:02 Video Game News
    0:08:01 What Else We've Been Playing (Puyo Puyo Tetris, Minit, Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions)
    0:19:18 Soulcalibur VI
    0:27:10 "Spoilers" Start Here
    1:34:45 Beep Boop Group
    1:37:34 Play This!: Pokemon Let's Go! Pikachu and Eevee
    1:38:49 Announcement: Listener Recommendation Episode - 2018 Edition

    Play This! Logo by Kessi Riliniki
    Play This! and Special Thanks Themes by Sean Francis

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    • 1 hr 49 min
    Play This! Day of the Devs 2018 Impressions

    Play This! Day of the Devs 2018 Impressions

    Daniel and AmyLee interrupt your usual video game recommendation programming... because they went to Day of the Devs in San Francisco last month, and have several cool indie games to share impressions of!

    0:05:16 A Memoir Blue
    0:15:25 Disco Elysium
    0:29:48 Eastward
    0:38:53 Gris
    0:51:15 Ikenfell
    1:04:40 Ooblets
    1:10:15 Untitled Goose Game
    1:16:35 Untitled Paper RPG
    1:25:24 Top 3

    Play This! Logo by Kessi Riliniki
    Play This! Theme by Sean Francis

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 016 - Into the Breach

    Episode 016 - Into the Breach

    Daniel and Sean talk about some juicy gaming industry rumors, because it's not like anybody's making any official announcements right now. Daniel's discovered a quirky new RPG Maker game, and Sean still loves Spider-Man. The featured game this episode is Into the Breach, a game that takes the turn based strategy genre and reinvents it in many surprising ways. At the end, Sean and Daniel must look to the souls of the past to find the future of the sword. or something

    0:01:36 Video Game News
    0:28:42 What Else We've Been Playing
    0:45:26 Into the Breach
    0:56:25 Spoilers Start Here
    1:38:40 Play This!: Soulcalibur VI

    Play This! Logo by Kessi Riliniki
    Play This! Theme by Sean Francis

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 015 - Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

    Episode 015 - Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

    Daniel and Sean may not be able to escape, but they've got a lot of catching up to do. The duo discuss a fun Tokyo Game Show announcement, a much less fun Telltale Games development, and a fun..ny pair of event updates? Sean's still in the honeymoon phase with Dragalia Lost, Daniel's lofty expectations were met by 428: Shibuya Scramble and Life is Strange 2, and both boys can't get enough of Spider-Man for the PS4. The first game in the Zero Escape series, 999, gets the spotlight... for better or for worse. Sean recommends his first game as co-host to Daniel. A game... from the FUUUTUUUUURREEE

    0:01:18 Video Game News
    0:24:00 What Else We've Been Playing
    0:54:00 Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
    1:10:30 Spoilers Start Here
    2:15:15 Play This!: Into the Breach

    • 2 hr 21 min
    Episode 014 - Evoland 2

    Episode 014 - Evoland 2

    Here comes a new player! While Max is on paternal leave, Daniel welcomes Sean as Play This!'s first temporary co-host. The new duo talk about Gamescom announcements, Daniel's love of Wario, and Sean's love of Monster Hunter. Daniel and Sean then give their full impressions of Evoland 2, a celebration of gaming history that... overdoes the celebration a little sometimes. Finally, Daniel gives Sean his first Play This! recommendation: a game from which there is... zero escape.

    (This episode was recorded September 3, 2018)

    01:29 Video Game News
    21:39 What Else We've Been Playing
    51:49 Evoland 2
    1:03:08 Evoland 2 Spoilers Start Here
    1:53:56 Play This: 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

    Play This! Logo by Kessi Riliniki
    Play This! Theme by Sean Francis

    • 2 hr 2 min

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