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September 2018

044: Portal

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We enjoy cake (even though the cake is a lie) in Portal.

Developer: Valve Corporation | Publisher: Valve Corporation | Release Date: October 10, 2007

Jacob, Mike and Moe make some extreme trust leaps, talk extensively about Mirror’s Edge and laugh at some great comedic writing.

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Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Michael Ruffolo (@ruffolom) and Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

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Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 2:00 Remember when Valve made video games?
  • 2:15 Is Moe secretly the owner of @IsHL3OutYet?
  • 3:00 The Digipen connection & Narbacular Drop
  • 4:20 The Orange Box
  • 5:55 How does Portal start?
  • 7:45 The difficulty ramp
  • 9:00 Jacob compares Portal to The Witness
  • 11:20 Mike praises Erik Wolpaw and Mike Morasky’s writing
  • 14:20 Jacob avoided 11 years of Portal spoilers
  • 15:50 We talk about our favourite levels!
  • 19:00 Jacob used a walkthrough
  • 21:20 Jacob asks about the Weighted Companion Cube
  • 23:35 The Source engine was the engine for physics
  • 24:50 The final boss encounter with GLaDOS
  • 28:05 Connecting Portal and Mirror’s Edge
  • 30:45 Jacob brings up the PS3 version of the Orange Box
  • 31:25 Our final thoughts about Portal

043: Hitman Part 7 [Hokkaido]

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We travel to a resort? a hospital? a super secure spa? in Hitman: Episode 6.

Developer: IO Interactive | Publisher: Square Enix, Feral Interactive (Linux, macOS) & Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Definitive Edition) | Release Date: September 27, 2016

Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Kevin Reaburn all score some pretty solid performances but Moe’s continues his dominance by landing 157,000 points!.

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Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Michael Ruffolo (@ruffolom) and Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

Special Guest: Kevin Reaburn (@ATribeCalledKev)

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Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 3:30 We get our Hokkaido briefing
  • 5:45 Mike breaks down our scores
  • 10:08 Kevin becomes a creepy serial killer
  • 10:50 Helmut Kruger body double makes his return
  • 12:20 Jacob appreciates our evolution playing this game
  • 13:15 Kevin kills a happy doctor and finds his “base”
  • 14:45 Kevin messes with the thermostat and makes people uncomfortable
  • 15:45 Kevin pushes a a woman off a cliff (You will learn how to do the tree pose)
  • 17:55 Kevin throws a helicopter pilot in a closet
  • 19:10 We find a doctor who needs a prescription?
  • 22:45 Surgeon uniform is OP
  • 25:40 Kevin gets naked
  • 27:55 Did Jacob even play Hitman?
  • 29:25 Jacob, Moe and Mike realize they may have killed their targets, the same way!
  • 33:00 Mike grabs a heart and tosses it in the trash
  • 36:15 Jacob loves yoga and murder!
  • 38:55 Save scumming didn’t save Mike
  • 40:40 Mike decides on his first target
  • 42:15 Mike helps a doctor get their fix.
  • 45:00 Mike realizes being a surgeon was not all its cracked up to be
  • 47:00 Mike takes joy in crushing a heart in his hands
  • 49:00 Mike has never filleted a puffer fish.
  • 50:50 Moe argues a patients uniform may have been a better uniform to explore with
  • 52:00 Moe isn’t quick enough to solve the murder machine puzzle
  • 54:00 Moe is confused and doesn’t know how to approach the kill.
  • 55:25 Moe uses his precise Hitman skills to acquire a Sushi Chef uniform
  • 57:20 The guys trigger Mike into a rant about Sean Rose
  • 59:41 Moe wraps up his mission using the wrench and Heart breaker technique
  • 1:00:42 Our final thoughts

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