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WDGR Podcast Episode 123: Video Games Are Like Toothpaste

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It’s Will’s last podcast in his current office. As he preps his move to a new home, he and Drew press record one more time to discuss their video game backlogs, MLB The Show ’21, Returnal, Bioshock Infinite, CD Projekt Red’s refund rate for Cyberpunk, the Mortal Kombat movie teaser, a Ghost of Tsushima movie, and so much more.

All this, plus details of our Patreon, launching in May 1st!

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“Selection Screen” was written and performed by William Grobbelaar. Check out his Soundcloud for more music: http://www.soundcloud.com/Will_Gear

WDGRPodcast Episode 059: Headed to the Principal’s Office

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Attention everyone: Will beat a game!

After weeks of poking and prodding, Will knuckled up and beat a game! Which game? What was his mindset? How did he manage to pull off this miracle? And how did he decide to continue with this game, rather than abandon it? When should a player decide to abandon a game?

Plus, a new Nintendo Switch model is heavily rumored (again). What is expected from the revision? What do Will and Drew expect to see?

All this plus listener mail about comfort food games.

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“Cyborg Ninja” and “Local Forecast – Elevator” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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WDGRPodcast Episode 058: The Folksy Elbow

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It’s the first episode recorded in 2020! Will and Drew catch up, hit the mailbag, and chat about the sodium content in a box of Hamburger Helper.

Plus, Drew provides an update on his Octopath Traveler experience, and the two discuss their favorite “comfort food” games, plus much more!

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“Cyborg Ninja” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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WDGRPodcast Episode 057: The Mount Everest of Gaming

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As 2019 comes to a close, Will and Drew look forward – not behind – to 2020 and discuss their personal goals. Drew even has a game-plan: to beat 12 games in 12 months. Is he out of his mind?

And how exactly does Drew plan to tackle this challenge? Through spreadsheets? Snowball method? Or something else?

Plus, Will chats about his experience playing Titanfall 2 for the community game night, and the two chat about their Christmas holiday.

All this plus lots more!

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“Cyborg Ninja” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Dear Backlog: 09/28/19

Dear Backlog,

I didn’t get a ton of gaming in these past two days, but I did put some work into Control. It’s one of my favorite games this year, but I’ve been sidetracked with a few other games since I bought it.

I love the way the game encourages exploration, and despite being third person, feels like a Metroidvania in a ton of ways. As you go through the game, there are areas that are inaccessible to you at first, but later, once you have different powers or accomplish different tasks, you can circle back to them and reach them. Usually there is a reward in a chest – some type of upgrade to your weapons or your personal stats. Unfortunately, the frequency that you find these upgrades does make these rewards feel a little uninspired.

The game’s is massive, so it’s a good thing fast travel is available at certain checkpoints. It makes getting around a little bit easier, but not completely simple.

I’m also really digging the game play. It makes me feel like a complete and total badass. I get to shoot dudes and then use their corpses as weapons and use mind control to take over other dudes and have them fight on my side.

It’s just fun.

That’s all for now.