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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Episodes

  • Episode 430: Treasures of the Deep

    November 22nd, 2021  |  46 mins 44 secs

    Odd are you played it on a demo disk back in the day, but this PlayStation game is better and weirder than you'd expect.

  • Episode 429: Goosebumps HorrorLand

    November 15th, 2021  |  30 mins 2 secs

    We can't lie and say this minigame collection is any good, but we CAN talk about how great the Goosebumps books are.

  • Episode 428: Forbes Corporate Warrior

    November 8th, 2021  |  42 mins 4 secs

    A boring Battlezone clone's hilarious manual sets us off onto talking about business monsters again.

  • Episode 427: Max Payne (GBA)

    November 1st, 2021  |  43 mins 55 secs

    Funny enough, it was the most misguided port I could think of.

  • Episode 426: Deer Avenger

    October 25th, 2021  |  50 mins 3 secs

    Crass, classist humor can't paper over a thin game long enough for us to not find another truly depressing internet phenomenon.

  • Episode 425: Monster Garden

    October 18th, 2021  |  49 mins 29 secs

    This game isn't bad, but it's really not for us.

  • Episode 424: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

    October 11th, 2021  |  48 mins 23 secs

    A minor misunderstanding gives way to discussions of frightening produce and the ravages of age.

  • Episode 423: Peasant's Quest

    October 4th, 2021  |  33 mins 26 secs

    You just can't talk someone into thinking something's funny.

  • Episode 422: Eyeballs are your ENEMIES!

    September 27th, 2021  |  39 mins 10 secs

    We got burned by a name again.

  • Episode 421: Pandmeonium

    September 20th, 2021  |  42 mins 44 secs

    A clown, his horrible stick, and a very normal woman end the world and have to try to un-end it.

  • Episode 420: Pringles: The Game

    September 13th, 2021  |  44 mins 13 secs

    This is a labor of love, made only out of enthusiasm for those pressed salty shavings.

  • Episode 419: Heroes of Might and Magic: Quest for the Dragon Bone Staff

    September 6th, 2021  |  48 mins 35 secs

    An episode where, admittedly, neither of us can remember a specific aspect of the Heroes of Might and Magic universe... but it doesn't matter, because this is actually just King's Bounty!

  • Episode 418: I.Q.: Intelligent Qube

    August 30th, 2021  |  33 mins 7 secs

    This is actually a good game, but we couldn't pass up the opportunity to talk about Forbidden Cubes.

  • Episode 417: What Linus Bruckman Sees When His Eyes Are Closed

    August 23rd, 2021  |  38 mins 1 sec

    This week we talk about an experimental indie adventure game that seems fine, we just weren't in the mood for it at the time. So we talk about proper marshmallows, letting 'er rip, and pepper spray.

  • Episode 416: The Toxic Crusaders

    August 16th, 2021  |  35 mins 21 secs

    Troma decided to take the disgusting and disturbing Toxic Avenger series and adapt it... for kids!

  • Episode 415: How Do You Do It?

    August 9th, 2021  |  32 mins 21 secs

    This week has us looking at a fun little indie game about a young girl trying to use her dolls to figure out how people have sex.