Abject Suffering

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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.

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  • Episode 405: F-18: No Fly Zone

    May 31st, 2021  |  37 mins 11 secs

    This game is nothing, but it's also a reminder of a forgotten era of Windows 3.1 aesthetics and production values.

  • Episode 404: Timecop

    May 24th, 2021  |  36 mins 57 secs

    Timecop was created out of necessity once someone realized "Time" and "Crime" rhymed.

  • Episode 403: Rescue: The Embassy Mission

    May 17th, 2021  |  35 mins 38 secs

    This cinematic game for the NES is slightly divisive between us, as it awkwardly fumbles to be Rainbow 6 before Rainbow 6 was possible on hardware.

  • Episode 402: The Suffering

    May 10th, 2021  |  37 mins 43 secs

    Torque may or may not have killed his wife and child, and now he's in a haunted prison with plenty of time to sort himself out.

  • Episode 401: Warlocked

    May 3rd, 2021  |  33 mins 45 secs

    The tiny RTS that kinda could.

  • Episode 400: Last of Ass

    April 26th, 2021  |  45 mins 6 secs

    To celebrate episode 400 of Abject Suffering, we dip into some Steam crapware, based entirely on its funny name.

  • Episode 399: Guilty Gear Isuka

    April 19th, 2021  |  40 mins 20 secs

    We believe that Guilty Gear is a good series that just isn't for us.

  • Episode 398: Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death

    April 12th, 2021  |  38 mins 41 secs

    They killed Marlow Briggs on the wrong day with the wrong scythe.

  • Episode 397: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    April 5th, 2021  |  32 mins 27 secs

    Truth time: Buffy is a blind spot for us.

  • Episode 396: William Shatner's TekWar

    March 29th, 2021  |  37 mins 10 secs

    After all, the kids need to learn about TekWar sooner or later.

  • Episode 395: Eternam

    March 22nd, 2021  |  41 mins 40 secs

    The words are funny, but the faces spewing them are nightmares.

  • Episode 394: Dog's Life

    March 15th, 2021  |  38 mins 30 secs

    The wild swings that developers took on the PS2 are infinitely fascinating, and one that you don't hear too much about is Dog's Life.

  • Mystical Fighters

    March 8th, 2021  |  40 mins 4 secs

    This mediocre brawler about Kabuki warriors fighting generic monsters doesn't provide much fertile ground for discussion, so we default to talking about tragedy and the ways out education failed us.

  • Defenders of Dynatron City

    March 1st, 2021  |  35 mins 18 secs

    In a remarkable bit of serendipity, this game wasn't a hit because you couldn't hit anything in it.

  • Episode 391: Lester the Unlikely

    February 22nd, 2021  |  28 mins 17 secs

    We all know the stereotypical traits of nerds. Thick glasses, nasally voice... narcolepsy?

  • Episode 390: Dragon Riders: Chronicles of Pern

    February 17th, 2021  |  37 mins 53 secs

    It's a fantasy saga of high flying dragons and alien invasions where nothing at all happpens.