About the Show
This is a podcast that's nominally about bad games. In reality, it's about the horror of daily life, GameFAQs Gold, strange combatants in the battle of Good vs. Evil, and a singular patriarch known only as Crick. Every Monday, Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross choose a game at random from the titles submitted by listeners, play it, and venture off on a freeform discussion that winds between the topic at hand, and the absurd.
Episode 33: Body Harvest
March 30th, 2014 | 28 mins 34 secs
In the long view, the Ninentdo 64 might be Abject Suffering, the system. In our initial estimate, the NES seemed like the most fertile and hateful ground... but the N64 is a remarkable moment in history where everyone's reach exceeded their grasp.
Episode 32: King of Dragons
March 16th, 2014 | 38 mins 3 secs
We're not proud, and we never said we weren't hypocrites. We also never promised to do things like "actually talk about the game we're supposed to talk about". That's your bad. You assumed that.
Episode 31: Episode 31: Ballz 3D
March 2nd, 2014 | 35 mins 57 secs
Squares. Circles. Tetrahedrons. The stately geodesic dome. Icosahedrons. Cubes. Hypercubes. Sentient cubes. BALLZ.
Episode 30: Cool World
February 16th, 2014 | 39 mins 57 secs
How does a person feel when they stare into the smoldering, waiting eyes of their creation? When it clambers for your attention... wanting love, wanting validation... wanthing to feel something, ANYTHING. That's how God feels about you ever day.
Episode 29: Yu-Gi-Oh!: Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel
February 2nd, 2014 | 44 mins 37 secs
Not everyone knows the creation myth for anime. One day in a peaceful village in Japan, a truck carrying a surplus of decimal places from the war overturned, spilling extra zeroes and permanently altering the population. What was once 20 was soon 20,000.
Episode 28: Stone Protectors
January 19th, 2014 | 38 mins 25 secs
What stones can't do is support an entire multimedia blitz with bad puns related to (ugh) rock and roll.
Episode 27: Scrapyard Dog
January 5th, 2014 | 45 mins 11 secs
In fact, the act of sharing a hot tub with a group of strangers is a form of communal Butthole Soup Making. So, think about that next time you're in a jacuzzi.
Episode 26: Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City
December 22nd, 2013 | 35 mins 3 secs
We might secretly like sports. Or, at least, Gary might. One imagines him as a closeted basketball hound, feverishly building brickets for his Springtime Fever league, going in on office pools to see which squadrons will tame the orange bounce.
Episode 25: Captain Planet and the Planeteers
December 8th, 2013 | 35 mins 25 secs
Captain Planet takes a cut of the proceeds, and buys them all 40's of Old English to share. He sleeps in an unadorned firetrap apartment and no longer fears death.
Episode 24: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
November 24th, 2013 | 29 mins 33 secs
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are just like this glass. Once, they didn't exist. Then they started existing. And then they didn't stop existing. The NES game is an artifact of that violent cultural birth. Also, it doesn't really belong here, except it's kind of flickery and a little too hard.
Episode 23: Mission: Impossible
November 10th, 2013 | 39 mins 45 secs
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take this container of Vaseline, and smear it all over these Doritos. Just really get it in there. That's right. Rub it real good. Now stack them up and press your face into it.
Episode 22: Friday the 13th
October 27th, 2013 | 35 mins 49 secs
If people don't stop having sex, then the human race is done for. The church has done all it can, but it's not enough. We must instead turn to our masked vigilante saviors to stop this sexy, sexy scourge once and for all.
Episode 21: Home Alone
October 13th, 2013 | 34 mins 40 secs
Home Alone was written by John Hughes. So were a bunch of other movies. He was a fixture, and then he just went away. Was he aware of this game? Did he conceive of the stereotyped mobsters that are in it?
Episode 20: Ren and Stimpy Space Cadet Adventures
September 29th, 2013 | 37 mins 57 secs
How can you capture something as fucking nutso as Ren and Stimpy in a game? We spend about 35 minutes figuring out that you can't do it with a monochrome spaceship where Log attacks you.