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August 2020

098: A Way Out

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We escape from prison co-op style in A Way Out.

Developer: Hazelight Studios | Publisher: Electronic Arts | Initial Release: March 23, 2018

Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Kevin Reaburn bond in pairs, play the mini-games for way too long and Jacob exerts his need for control with a middling result.

Player: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

Special Guests: Kevin Reaburn (@ATribeCalledKev)

Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub

SHOW NOTES:

  • 2:40 Our Fast Pitch for A Way Out
  • 3:40 Our personal histories with A Way Out, Josef Fares and Hazelight
  • 6:10 How did we play A Way Out?
  • 8:15 We shared our character choices
  • 11:30 Let’s break out of prison!
  • 15:00 We broke out of prison to fish (a discussion about mini-games)
  • 19:45 Let’s talk about the major story beats?
  • 26:05 Masterful co-op direction
  • 29:55 Leo’s Way or Vincent’s Way?
  • 31:40 Some of our other highlights
  • 39:35 We set up Harvey and the “twist”
  • 44:05 A Way Out: Showdown
  • 46:05 Our endings
  • 47:35 The graphic/sound did their job
  • 48:40 The recommendation machine
  • 52:30 Questions from @CtrlAltNoob & @LukeWarmLewis
  • 59:50 Our final thoughts    

NEXT SHOWS:

  • September 9, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Act V) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • September 16, 2020 – Our 100th Anniversary Spectacular feat. Jacob, Mike and Moe
  • September 23, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Death of a Hired Man) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta

LEAVE US A VOICEMAIL: If you want a chance to get your voice on the show, give us a call at (734) 489-9753 and tell us what you think about one of this month’s games! This is a U.S. number, long-distance charges apply for international callers. 

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097: Kentucky Route Zero (Un Pueblo de Nada)

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Don’t tell Moe that we laughed at Moe the Crow from Kentucky Route Zero’s fourth interlude, Un Pueblo de Nada.

Developer: Cardboard Computer | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Initial Release: January 25, 2018

Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta explore haunting old television stations, make terrible “yo mama” jokes and finally get platinum status at Yarn Barn.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt) & Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom)

Special Guest: Adam Iannetta (@DMAIannetta) | Website: adamiannetta.ca

Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub

SHOW NOTES:

  • 1:55 A difference in perspective
  • 3:35 Moe the Crow
  • 4:40 Setting up the WEVP-TV studio
  • 9:50 The videos/websites that accompany this game
  • 12:55 Mike gets some perspective about playing the game act-by-act/interlude-by-interlude
  • 18:15 We give you the plot rundown of the game
  • 28:20 Ghosts don’t exist, right?
  • 31:40 Our hypotheses about the supernatural events from the interlude and our wrap-up

UPCOMING SHOWS:

  • August 19, 2020 – A Way Out feat. Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Kevin Reaburn
  • September 2, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Act V) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • September 9, 2020 – Our 100th Anniversary Spectacular feat. Jacob, Mike and Moe
  • September 16, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Death of a Hired Man) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta

LEAVE US A VOICEMAIL: If you want a chance to get your voice on the show, give us a call at (734) 489-9753 and tell us what you think about one of this month’s games! This is a U.S. number, long-distance charges apply for international callers. 

DISCORD: The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server!

TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.

096: Kentucky Route Zero (Act 4)

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We get crushed by debt in Kentucky Route Zero, Act 4. Developer: Cardboard Computer | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Initial Release: July 19, 2016

Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta find (found) sound, take a trip on a boat (and miss the boat), make really awful jokes out of obligation and continue to curse the “Hard Times” boys.

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt) & Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom)

Special Guest: Adam Iannetta (@DMAIannetta) | Website: adamiannetta.ca

Web: LeftBehindGame.Club | Twitter: @LeftBehindClub | Instagram: @LeftBehindGameClub  Additional Music: Ice Cider (Cider Time Variation) by Lifeformed |

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SHOW NOTES:

  • 0:00 Act 3 Recap
  • 3:00 The start of our Act 4 talk-through
  • 4:40 Jacob completely missed the boat (but we sure didn’t)
  • 8:05 Will wills a mammoth (The Echo River)
  • 13:35 Recording found sound with Ezra
  • 16:00 Conway gives an arm and a leg
  • 21:30 We come upon a gas station
  • 30:30 The Rum Colony
  • 38:00 A Phone
  • 44:00 The Radvansky Center
  • 54:10 A Grove
  • 1:00:20 Echo River Central Exchange
  • 1:11:15 Sam and Ida’s
  • 1:16:00 A Neighbourhood and Silo of Late Reflections
  • 1:19:20 Final Thoughts about Act IV

UPCOMING SHOWS:

  • August 12, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Un Pueblo de Nada) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • August 19, 2020 – A Way Out feat. Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Kevin Reaburn
  • September 2, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Act V) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • September 9, 2020 – Our 100th Anniversary Spectacular feat. Jacob, Mike and Moe
  • September 16, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Death of a Hired Man) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta

LEAVE US A VOICEMAIL: If you want a chance to get your voice on the show, give us a call at (734) 489-9753 and tell us what you think about one of this month’s games! This is a U.S. number, long-distance charges apply for international callers. 

DISCORD: The Left Behind Game Club is a monthly game club podcast with a focus on positivity & community. To talk to members of the community, join our Discord server!

TIP JAR: If you’re feeling generous and love the show, we have a PayPal tip jar! Any funds raised will go towards hosting our site and paying for games and equipment as we look to bring you higher quality content every month.