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 69: Skate or Die 2

    December 29th, 2014  |  30 mins 53 secs

    There's only two ways this can go.

  • Episode 68: Platoon

    December 22nd, 2014  |  28 mins 4 secs

    Two universal rules: Every dad will talk about Platoon, and never make eye contact with Kremlo.

  • Episode 67: Bubsy 3D

    December 15th, 2014  |  31 mins 47 secs

    Sometimes we get static over how little we talk about video games on this show. We fix that this week. We found a game so bad that it broke the show: Bubsy 3D.

  • Episode 66: The Simpsons - Bart vs. the Space Mutants

    December 8th, 2014  |  30 mins 15 secs

    It's all we ever wanted to do: to talk about The Simpsons on a show. But it shouldn't have been like this. Not like this. These aren't the aliens we were told to expect.

  • Episode 65: Metal Morph

    December 1st, 2014  |  32 mins 6 secs

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  • Episode 64: Kick Master

    November 23rd, 2014  |  27 mins 20 secs

    Something written for information should be to the point and not too cute. This is an episode of the Abject Suffering program about the NES game Kick Master.

  • Episode 63: Circus Charlie

    November 16th, 2014  |  33 mins 7 secs

    "Circus Charlie" isn't the preferred nomenclature anymore, dude.

  • Episode 62: Solar Jetman

    November 8th, 2014  |  31 mins 8 secs

    So little in this life can be regained once it is lost. Hair that is cut off grows back. Sometimes Deborah will realize she's wrong and leave Reginald, returning to your waiting arms.

  • Episode 61: Athena / Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu

    November 2nd, 2014  |  28 mins 8 secs

    "Let's roll with it." "Throw it in." "Fuck it." These are words that cowards are afraid to say. We here at Abject Suffering are far from cowards. No, we don't just admit our mistakes, we lean INTO them.

  • Episode 60: SwordQuest: EarthWorld

    October 26th, 2014  |  25 mins 52 secs

    For Sale: Single Chalice, gold. Wands, scepters, gems and scimitars optional, will talk. No negotiation, cash only. I'm on to your games. I've been down this road before. Bow before the zodiac puzzlemaster.

  • Episode 59: Fester's Quest

    October 19th, 2014  |  35 mins 28 secs

    TV Land, 2:00 A.M. - The Addam's Family, "Not Without My Kitty." Uncle Fester has a breakthrough and attaches a functioning second dick to himself. Meanwhile, Gomez disrobes and devours Morticia's elbow skin.

  • Episode 58: Doug's Big Game

    October 12th, 2014  |  30 mins 13 secs

    Hey everyone, remember Doug? The nineties, am I right? Oh man, life is a grim chore.

  • Episode 57: Fish Dude

    October 5th, 2014  |  27 mins 30 secs

    Listeners essentially listen to a podcast, and audio program released over the internet, about an ostensibly bad but actually good video game for the Gameboy called Fish Dude.

  • Episode 56: The Rocketeer

    September 28th, 2014  |  31 mins 26 secs

    BREAKING NEWS: Babe Ruth sinks a fly ball right into the cerebral cortex of Joseph Goebbels in this alternate universe where balls are the new phallic symbol.

  • Episode 55: Fist of the North Star

    September 21st, 2014  |  32 mins 4 secs

    Gather 'round and hear a tale of how two guys can't decide why they don't like anime.

  • Episode 54: Hydlide

    September 14th, 2014  |  26 mins 58 secs

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