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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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

042: Hitman Part 6 [Colorado]

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We get trapped in the closet and plot out four very difficult Colorado kills in Hitman: Episode 5.

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 shake up the Left Behind Game Club’s “hierarchy of killers”, ogle Moe’s score in unison, discuss Hitman math and transform Sean Rose from an environmental terrorist to a Silicon Valley Bomb Boy in khakis.

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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):

  • 2:40 We get our Colorado briefing
  • 4:25 Moe was Colorado-confused and imagines Sean Rose as a Silicon Valley CEO
  • 5:30 Mike gets really mad about reading
  • 6:30 Kevin gives his Hitman history (it’s very brief)
  • 8:20 Kevin hides his first kill
  • 11:20 Mike brings up the level’s “rings of security”
  • 16:30 Kevin takes on Sean Rose (aka the Silicon Valley Bomb Boy) and his watch
  • 19:20 We play the “how long did Kevin play this level” game!
  • 21:05 OH NO DON’T TALK ABOUT R. KELLY
  • 24:20 Taking out the Tamil Tiger, Maya Pavarti
  • 27:55 Kevin moves on to Penelope Graves
  • 30:45 Kevin exits the level
  • 33:15 What was Kevin’s score?
  • 34:10 Jacob got a non-zero score! Again!
  • 35:20 Jacob describes his path of destruction
  • 37:15 Jacob trusted the process to move from Sean Rose to Maya Pavarti
  • 40:00 Jacob finds goodies in a train car and tries to double kill Penelope Graves and Ezra Berg
  • 41:35 Jacob imbues the Handcrafted Killer
  • 43:35 Jacob channels Moe to kill Penelope Graves
  • 45:55 A big change in the Left Behind Game Club Hitman Universe
  • 47:40 Moe begins going through his masterful playthrough with Sean Rose and Maya Pavarti
  • 51:25 Moe has one set up… and gets two more with an amazing kill that had us in awe (in unison)
  • 53:10 Moe describes his final kill of Ezra Berg… lethal syringe style
  • 58:00 Mike takes a walk to start his playthrough
  • 1:00:50 We discuss Hitman math
  • 1:02:55 Jacob places Colorado this mission at the bottom of the Hitman Season 1 hierarchy
  • 1:06:00 Mike explains his Weekend at Bernie’s moment
  • 1:08:35 Mike goes after Maya Pavarti
  • 1:10:25 We compare Colorado to the other levels in Hitman
  • 1:14:25 Is the story backloaded? Also, Shakespeare.

041: Hitman Part 5 [Bangkok]

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We overstay our welcome as we explore a Hotel looking for Jared Leto’s twin and a lawyer who really wants to buy a tuk tuk in Hitman: Episode 4.

Developer: IO Interactive | Publisher: Square Enix, Feral Interactive (Linux, macOS) & Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Definitive Edition) | Release Date: August 16, 2016

Jacob, Mike and Moe order some room service, celebrate a birthday, try to sell a car and convince really awful people to follow us.

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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):

  • 3:19 We discuss the Jared Leto and Richard Branson lookalikes
  • 7:00 The proud moment when Mike and Moe realized Jacob scored some points
  • 8:45 Jacob hangs in his room and racks up a serious room service bill
  • 11:58 Jacob and Mike discuss how to make a birthday cake go boom
  • 13:40 Jacob goes single pistol and takes down a lawyer and makes a run for a speedy escape in a boat
  • 15:50 Moe explains his ruthless initial play through and finds common ground with Jacob
  • 19:15 Moe uses the word Tuk-Tuk in a sentence and becomes a mechanic
  • 21:05 Moe conducts a symphony and completes episode 3 in approx 13 min of mission time
  • 22:25 Jacob confronts an innocent camera man
  • 24:53 Mike wants to build interesting little stories with his murders
  • 26:59 Mike examines the grounds and finds Ken the Bulldog Morgan and plans his attack
  • 29:05 Mike knocks out a hotel guest, hotel staff, as well a some chefs before surprising Jared Leto with some cake
  • 33:00 Mike realizes he is a privileged ghost and throws a knife at Jordan Cross
  • 34:50 Mike and Jacob Kill a stalker
  • 35:55 Mike convinces Ken Morgan to follow him to his room and does not spend the night
  • 38:25 Jacob vows to murder better than us in the next episodes

040: Hitman Part 4 [Marrakesh]

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We push through a crowded market in Morocco in Hitman: Episode 3.

Developer: IO Interactive | Publisher: Square Enix, Feral Interactive (Linux, macOS) & Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Definitive Edition) | Release Date: May 31, 2016

Jacob, Mike and Moe become demolitions experts, moonlight as camerapeople, throw bricks and Mike continues to blow our minds with his high level Hitman play.

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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):

  • 4:21 We discuss the possibly disjointed environments.
  • 7:20 The market in Marrakesh reminds Jacob of Assassin’s Creed
  • 8:36 Moe veers left and murders a father and former headmaster in order to get his keys
  • 9:35 Moe unleashes the power of the coins to gain access to the abandoned school
  • 12:14 Moe parkours his way through a window and finds some C4
  • 17:15 Moe walks into a government facility and strangles a massage therapist
  • 22:18 “The Screwdriver” is born
  • 22:25 Jacob confronts an innocent camera man
  • 27:08 Kobe!
  • 30:18 Jacob throws a brick at an innocent bystander and dresses like a propaganda activist
  • 33:27 Our Hitman nicknames are created
  • 35:35 Mike realizes he needs a military uniform to hide his sniper rifle
  • 42:22 Mike herds the two targets into one area and blows our minds
  • 46:25 Mike murders a target in 10 seconds and tosses him in a closet
  • 47:25 Mike has fun and Kobe’s his way through Marrakesh