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052: Hitman Part 8 [Holiday Hoarders]

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The Wet Bandits hit the Palais in Paris and the crew is tasked with stopping them.

Developer: IO Interactive | Publisher: WB Games | Release Date: December 14, 2016

Jacob, Mike, Moe, and special guest Thomas recount their journey to stop the Wet Bandits from taking their crime international with only a piano wire, syringe, and Santa suit at their disposal.

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

Special Guest: Thomas Riess (@CSGThomas | Editor in Chief, ChargedShot.com)

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Show Notes:

  • 1:40 Two-time guest host Thomas Riess speaks about his site, Charged Shot
  • 3:00 What the heck is Hitman: Holiday Hoarders?
  • 4:09 We talk about our love for Home Alone and tie that movie to this episode of Hitman
  • 6:15 The difference between “Regular Paris” and “Holiday Paris”
  • 8:25 Who’s the worst Hitman? It’s Jacob.
  • 9:45 Jacob breaks down his playthrough
  • 15:30 Mike came in third place on the leaderboard. He breaks down his playthrough.
  • 22:20 Thomas is a three-star, second-place killer (but he did find Santa)
  • 29:00 Moe’s playthrough was only a four-star playthrough
  • 35:50 Thomas’ role-played a little bit, we reminisce about Home Alone and talk about the challenges on this level
  • 39:40 Our final thoughts

051: The Wolf Among Us (Season 1, Episode 5)

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We go Full Wolf in episode 5 of Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us Season 1.

Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Release Date: October 11, 2013

Jacob, Mike and Moe chase down cars, break mirrors (or mirror-people) and talk about Dragon Ball Z a lot.

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

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

Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 2:05 An episode 4 recap
  • 4:15 Mike & Jacob get really descriptive about The Crooked Man
  • 7:25 The Crooked Man has a backwards villain strategy
  • 8:50 The big reveal… WHODUNNIT?
  • 10:30 The best part of the Wolf Among Us: the political system
  • 13:45 A fight breaks out
  • 14:55 Episode 5 had some technical issues on Xbox One
  • 16:40 Back to the fight!
  • 19:30 What we find out about Vivian
  • 25:00 Moving on from The Pudding and Pie to the Old Foundry
  • 26:50 The big fight with Bloody Mary and another transformation
  • 27:50 Jacob speaks to Moe’s heart directly… through Dragon Ball Z
  • 29:30 Jacob ties the final boss fight… to Asura’s Wrath
  • 30:10 The final confrontation with The Crooked Man
  • 32:20 The community holds a trial
  • 34:10 Moe and Mike share their version of the trial
  • 38:45 How did Moe’s trial conclude?
  • 40:05 Jacob’s version of the trial
  • 41:30 Nerissa was the smoking gun
  • 42:40 The final scenes in the game
  • 44:25 The important final scene and the Michael’s two hypotheses
  • 50:30 The sad bit about The Wolf Among Us
  • 52:10 Episode 5 and series wrap-up

050: The Wolf Among Us (Season 1, Episode 4)

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We vomit on public transportation while playing through episode 4 of Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us Season 1.

Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Release Date: October 11, 2013

Jacob, Mike and Moe snap bones back into place after snapping necks, send our roommate to the farm and ponder on the significance of subtitles.

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

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Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 1:40 A special episode 50 thank you to everyone!
  • 2:30 Recap of Episode 3
  • 3:15 Jacob vomits while resetting his arm bone
  • 4:40 Moe played this sequence on public transit
  • 6:10 Mike ponders on the subtitle: “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”
  • 10:05 A Conversation with Colin
  • 13:25 Jacob makes a series of terrible jokes about pigs
  • 16:00 Beauty and the Beast again? Ugh.
  • 19:20 A fork in the road
  • 20:10 First… the butcher shop!
  • 24:00 Breaking Bigby
  • 26:00 A fine detail… the list of names on the chalk board
  • 28:20 We head to the Lucky Pawn and confront the Jersey Devil
  • 32:45 All paths lead back to Bufkin
  • 36:45 Getting to the Crooked Man and Tiny Tim
  • 40:45 One final choice!

049: The Wolf Among Us (Season 1, Episode 3)

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We create our own versions of the Big Bad Wolf in Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us.

Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Release Date: October 11, 2013

Jacob, Mike and Moe trap toad-men in lies, get knocked out by some Fables and enjoy a double whiskey in a seedy dive bar.

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

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

Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 2:30 recap of episode 2
  • 4:30 The funeral, The guys decide to give the patrons space
  • 5:25 The guys argue whether its wise to leak info to the public
  • 8:25 Jacob finds a reason to play the horn.
  • 9:45 The tweedles arrive again.
  • 11:40 The fight begins and gun shots start flying
  • 14:20 Crane has a witch???
  • 17:05 does butt monkey matter?
  • 20:10 Where did the guys go first?
  • 23:30 Skeeter from dug?
  • 27:00 Blue beard is destroying evidence
  • 29:00 The woodsman and the troll
  • 30:20 Info from an intoxicated troll
  • 33:30 Off to see the witch!
  • 34:45 Jacob gets creepy
  • 37:05 do not burn my magic  tree!
  • 40:10 Crane might be innocent?
  • 43:30 Episode over? Mary doesn’t think so!
  • 47:00 big Bad WOLF vs a tweedle
  • 49:00 Gruesomeness turns up a notch
  • 50:20 Silver bullet and we almost lose our wolf
  • 51:00 A new crooked character has arrived.

048: The Wolf Among Us (Season 1, Episode 2)

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We create our own versions of the Big Bad Wolf in Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us.

Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Release Date: October 11, 2013

Jacob, Mike and Moe trap toad-men in lies, get knocked out by some Fables and enjoy a double whiskey in a seedy dive bar.

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

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

Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 2:00 Recap
  • 4:30 What kind of big bad wolf are we playing
  • 5:25 Crane, is he a problem, how do we respond?
  • 8:25 Interrogation of dee/woodsman
  • 9:45 Jacob decides to be a bad cop.
  • 11:40 “He sang like a canary” and Jacob steels money
  • 14:20 Autopsy of lily and
  • 17:05 Baby toad tries to share his story.
  • 20:00 Ariel? the little mermaid?
  • 24:00 Is there a spell keeping the girls quiet?
  • 25:00 You get the key to the hotel? but what does this mean?
  • 26:00 Beauty is working as the front desk admin at the brothel/hotel
  • 27:30 Mike eavesdrops and Jacob starts to kick doors down.
  • 29:00 Beast sees Bigby with Beauty and begins to become the “Beast”
  • 30:00 The bloody bed and the connection with Snow White
  • 33:30 Mike thinks Crane is being framed
  • 36:00 This episode has zero fat

047: The Wolf Among Us (Season 1, Episode 1)

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We create our own versions of the Big Bad Wolf in Telltale’s The Wolf Among Us.

Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Release Date: October 11, 2013

Jacob, Mike and Moe trap toad-men in lies, get knocked out by some Fables and enjoy a double whiskey in a seedy dive bar.

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

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

Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 2:00 What do we know about the Wolf Among Us?
  • 4:30 Honoring the work of Telltale Games’ employees
  • 5:25 The setup for the Wolf Among Us
  • 8:25 Jacob gets Harry Potter vibes… but this game is not for children
  • 9:30 The game’s graphics. The Wolf Among Us looks like a comic book. Jacob gets Blade Runner vibes next.
  • 11:40 How did we play The Wolf Among Us? Moe talks about how the interface changes on PC
  • 14:20 We have all decided how we are going to roleplay our Bigby
  • 17:05 The voice acting in The Wolf Among Us
  • 20:00 The opening of Episode 1
  • 24:15 Figuring out who the mystery girl is?
  • 25:00 Your first big decision: “did you give “her” your money”
  • 26:00 Your partner is Snow White!
  • 27:00 Entering the Business Office
  • 31:30 Discovering Faith
  • 33:00 Hey… we forgot that “she” died…
  • 34:15 Discovering Beauty and the Beast
  • 37:50 Choosing Mr. Toad or Prince Lawrence
  • 39:00 Confronting Mr. Toad and his lies
  • 41:55 Investigating Prince Lawrence’s
  • 46:10 Saving Prince Lawrence
  • 48:30 Another choice: “who’s your prime suspect”
  • 51:05 Entering a seedy, troubling bar
  • 53:40 Gren causes things go south
  • 56:30 A very dark choice
  • 58:50 Your final big decision: Dweedle Dee or the Woodsman?
  • 1:00:55 A final revelation for Episode 1
  • 1:03:50 Our final thoughts on Episode 1

046: SUPERHOT

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We unload clips and slice and dice our way through SUPERHOT… SUPERHOT.

Developer: Superhot Team | Publisher: Superhot Team | Release Date: February 25, 2016

Jacob, Mike and Moe control time and space and are entrusted with weapons.

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

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Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 3:50 Is Superhot the best VR Game?
  • 5:40 Jacob goes dark
  • 6:10 What is this game like?
  • 9:40 Jacob realizes he is a badass
  • 11:00 We can’t decide if this is a super easy game or super challenging game.
  • 13:55 SUPERHOT is a little aggresive
  • 16:00 SUPERHOT SUPERHOT
  • 17:45 Mike identifies SUPERHOT’s cake
  • 20:45 We realize we are not in control
  • 24:20 Are we special, Who are we?
  • 25:18 Mike found hidden terminals
  • 26:30 The game’s toughest question
  • 27:40 Jacob loses compassion and doesn’t realize it
  • 30:00 We begin to question our decisions in video games
  • 33:00 Gunshot prediction and “storm trooper aim”
  • 35:00 Mike shows us the value of jumping in SUPERHOT
  • 38:10 Moe feels uncomfortable shooting people in video games for once
  • 40:50 Our favourite missions
  • 43:45 What the hell happens at the end of the game
  • 46:30 Mike played the extra levels and demos
  • 49:10 We are excited to try out the VR version of the game

045: What Remains of Edith Finch

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We climb our family tree (literally and figuratively) in What Remains of Edith Finch.

Developer: Giant Sparrow | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Release Date: April 25, 2017

Jacob, Mike and Moe crawl through doggy doors, chase birds, swing and hide in bunkers.

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

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Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 2:10 A warning about What Remains of Edith Finch
  • 3:30 Moe makes a surprising proclamation about this game
  • 4:10 What is a walking simulator?
  • 6:15 Why are we playing What Remains of Edith Finch?
  • 7:10 Jacob accidentally spoiled the game for Mike
  • 9:40 The opening of What Remains of Edith Finch
  • 11:50 The Finch’s house
  • 13:40 Introduction to the game’s narrator, Edith Finch
  • 15:20 Entering the house
  • 17:10 Jacob brings up Matilda, The Curious Case Benjamin Button and The Pagemaster
  • 18:30 We introduce the structure of the game and start with the story of Molly Finch
  • 21:20 Cats, owls, sharks and sea monsters
  • 26:30 The game’s toughest question
  • 29:00 Odin Finch and the history of the Finch family
  • 32:00 Calvin Finch
  • 35:00 Barbara Finch
  • 37:00 Moe compares this section to Telltale’s The Walking Dead and Jacob brings up XIII, Killer7 and Madworld
  • 39:35 Walter Finch
  • 43:30 Jacob compares this section to the Beginner’s Guide
  • 44:00 We looked down
  • 46:10 Sam Finch
  • 51:45 Gregory Finch
  • 54:30 Gus Finch
  • 57:00 Milton Finch
  • 59:20 Mike connects this game to Unfinished Swan
  • 1:00:35 Lewis Finch
  • 1:08:00 Content warning (suicide and self-harm)
  • 1:09:45 End of content warning
  • 1:10:05 The beginning of the end (of the story)
  • 1:13:30 Wait… who is Edith talking to?
  • 1:15:15 Jacob… the game has to come full circle!
  • 1:17:00 Moe brings it back to Lord of the Rings
  • 1:17:45 The crew wraps it up
  • 1:21:00 A question from the Ludonarrative Podcast
  • 1:25:05 We announce our next game: Superhot

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