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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  • 508: Ed Edd 'n Eddy: The MisEdventures (PS2)

    June 5th, 2023  |  42 mins 7 secs

    It's Edcruciating.

  • 507: Muscle Giants

    May 29th, 2023  |  34 mins 36 secs

    Okay, but imagine more muscles. More. MORE, DAMN YOU!

  • 506: Wild 9

    May 22nd, 2023  |  37 mins 18 secs

    Please do not listen before listening to Wild 1-5, and 7-8. You can skip 6 and 0.

  • 505: Shadow Man: 2econd Coming

    May 15th, 2023  |  35 mins 9 secs

    7h1s 1s 0n3 y0u d0n'7 w4n7 70 m1ss, f0lk5.

  • 504: Astyanax

    May 8th, 2023  |  36 mins 51 secs

    I had to check the title five times to make sure I spelled it right. Whoever was in charge of localizing this game made some interesting naming choices.

  • 503: Yerr Out!

    May 1st, 2023  |  33 mins 53 secs

    Finally a game that answers the question, why do we pay professional athletes when there's a perfectly good bear right there?

  • 502: Creature Shock

    April 24th, 2023  |  36 mins 24 secs

    "The game was one of the first extensive CD-ROM titles and used full-motion video for both cutscene and interactive portions. It is over a gigabyte in size over two discs." --Wikipedia

  • Episode 501: BMX XXX

    April 17th, 2023  |  51 mins 44 secs

    Are you ready to have a BONER while you BIKE?! Bike Boner?!

  • Episode 500: The Legend of Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon

    April 10th, 2023  |  52 mins 21 secs

    Big round number is big AND round.

  • Episode 499: Two Crude Dudes

    April 3rd, 2023  |  37 mins 26 secs

    These dudes are past bad. They're downright crude.

  • Episode 498: Bio F.R.E.A.K.S.

    March 27th, 2023  |  33 mins 10 secs

    To maintain order, the Secret Games Commission (SGC) is formed to organize tournaments deciding which organization gets to control all of Neo-Amerika, leading to the creation of Biological Flying Robotic Enhanced Armored Killing Synthoids (Bio F.R.E.A.K.S.) serving as the champions for each participating organization.

  • Episode 497: Lawnmower Game: Zombie

    March 20th, 2023  |  38 mins 36 secs

    Comedy Podcast: Games.