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079: Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 3 – New World Order)

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We prance, dance and romance in Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 3).

Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Initial Release Date: October 25, 2016

Jacob, Mike and Moe coddle their sweet baby boy, Harvey Dent, meet Lucius Fox and find out more about the leader of the Children of Arkham.

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

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • 1:40 Recap of Episode 2’s Cliffhanger Ending
  • Episode 3 Thoughts:
    • 3:35 Chapter 1 – State of the Union
    • 8:15 Chapter 2 – A Man Unhinged
    • 14:40 Chapter 3 – Hostile Takeover & Chapter 4 – Off the Rails
    • 26:20 Chapter 5 – Third Wheel
    • 34:00 Chapter 06- The Best of Us
  • 46:35 Final Thoughts (Jacob referred to this documentary by noclip)

NEXT SHOWS:

  • Batman: The Telltale Series
    • Episode 4: February 19th
    • Episode 5: February 26th
  • March Games (Dates TBD)
    • Gato Roboto
    • Broken Age

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.

078: Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 2 – Children of Arkham)

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We look into our confusing past and make a choice about present romances while the future of Gotham hangs in the balance in Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 2).

Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Initial Release Date: September 20, 2016

Jacob, Mike and Moe ease the pain of our foes, bankroll our friends and approach corrupt politicians with caution.

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

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • 2:05 Recap of where we left off in Episode 1
  • Episode 2 Thoughts:
    • 5:05 Chapter 1 – Broken Memories
    • 6:15 Chapter 2 – The Children
    • 14:30 Chapter 3 – A Big Fan
    • 18:20 Chapter 4 – Two of a Kind
    • 25:55 Chapter 5 – The Incumbent (Bruce Wayne)
    • 26:30 Chapter 5 – The Incumbent (Batman)
    • 28:40 Chapter 6 – Narrow Margins
  • 41:00 Wrap-Up

NEXT SHOWS:

  • Batman: The Telltale Series
    • Episode 3: February 12th
    • Episode 4: February 19th
    • Episode 5: February 26th
  • March Games (Dates TBD)
    • Gato Roboto
    • Broken Age

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.

077: Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 1 – Realm of Shadows)

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We dive into the life of Gotham’s most eligible bachelor in Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 1).

Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games | Initial Release Date: August 2, 2016

Jacob, Mike and Moe gush about their love for the Batman, meet mysterious new friends at the local coffee shop and hurt some bad bad men.

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

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • Pre-E1 Thoughts:
    • 2:30 What did you know about Batman: The Telltale Series before we started?
    • 4:30 How did we play the game? Also, our struggles with the Xbox Elite Controller.
    • 6:40 How would you describe this game to someone who hasn’t played a Telltale Game and playing it in front of a significant other.
    • 9:20 Our experience with the Batman series.
    • 12:35 How will we play our Batman?
    • 15:45 Graphic and sound (The Telltale Tool)
    • 17:45 What is the Shadows Edition?
  • Episode 1 Thoughts:
    • 18:15 Chapter 1: Welcome to Gotham
    • 19:05 Chapter 2: The One that Got Away
    • 26:35 Chapter 3: Meet the Press
    • 31:25 Chapter 4: World’s Greatest Detective
      • 40:10 Entering “Detective Mode” for the first time
      • *Jacob misquoted Jake Vanaman. He spoke about how one of the initial choices in Walking Dead S1 was lopsided and how it was their team’s fault for not justifying one choice as well as another (source). 
    • 47:05 Chapter 5: Room with a View
    • 1:00:55 Chapter 6: Family Secrets
    • 1:03:25 Final thoughts

NEXT SHOWS:

  • Batman: The Telltale Series [Episode 2]: February 5th
  • Batman: The Telltale Series [Episode 3]: February 12th
  • Batman: The Telltale Series [Episode 4]: February 19th
  • Batman: The Telltale Series [Episode 5]: February 26th

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.

076: Detroit: Become Human [Part 2]

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We continue our fight for the future of Androids in Detroit: Become Human. Please note: this is part 2 of this series. Check out part 1 (episode 075) before listening to this!

Developer: Quantic Dream | Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment (PS4) & Quantic Dream (PC) | Release Date: May 25, 2018

Jacob and special guests Travis Colenutt and Katie Lesperance make friends with Ralph and Jerrys, connect Detroit: Become Human to the original Toy Story, Furby & Captain America: Winter Soldier and end it for good… in more ways than one.

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! Go to LeftBehindGame.Club and scroll down to the Discord section of the homepage!

Player: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)

Special Guests: Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt) & Katie Lesperance (@lesperak)

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

Show Notes:

  • We continue Kara’s “solo story”:
    • 2:20 “Fugitives” & “On The Run”
    • 9:05 “Zlatko”
    • 15:40 “The Pirates’ Cove” and “Midnight Train”
  • All three characters’ stories converge:
    • 19:55 “Crossroads”
    • 33:45 “Night of the Soul”
    • 34:50 “Battle of Detroit” for Connor and Markus
    • 51:00 “Battle of Detroit” for Kara
  • 1:05:15 Chloe
  • 1:08:15 Graphics and Sound
  • 1:10:00 Allegations against Quantic Dream (source 1 | source 2)
  • 1:11:20 Further readings about the game’s criticism
  • 1:14:45 Questions from Twitter and Discord (thank you Athunderheart, The Greatest Story Ever Played Podcast and CtrlAltNoob)
  • 1:20:10 Final thoughts

Other January Shows:

  • Batman: The Telltale Series [Part 1]: January 29th

075: Detroit: Become Human [Part 1]

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We fight for the future of Androids in Detroit: Become Human.

Developer: Quantic Dream | Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment (PS4) & Quantic Dream (PC) | Release Date: May 25, 2018

Jacob and special guests Travis Colenutt and Katie Lesperance walk through future Detroit, question our own morality and chastise Jacob for his behaviour. He may have gone Big Bad Wolf again.

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! Go to LeftBehindGame.Club and scroll down to the Discord section of the homepage!

Player: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)

Special Guests: Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt) & Katie Lesperance (@lesperak)

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

Show Notes:

  • 2:20 What did you know about Detroit: Become Human?
  • 4:10 Question from Michael Ruffolo: “Did anything stand out to you as frequent visitors to Detroit that stood out to you as especially accurate or inaccurate?”
  • 6:20 How do you describe Detroit: Become Human? Thanks for the description, Helen.
  • 8:50 How did we play the game?
  • 9:25 We enter the spoiler-room starting now!
  • 10:10 We declare which character’s story was our favourite
  • We begin with Markus‘ “solo story”:
    • 10:30 Our thoughts on Markus’ character arc
    • 12:15 “The Painter” & “Broken”
    • 16:25 We explain the game’s “flowcharts”
    • 19:50 “From the Dead
    • 22:20 “Jericho” and your new friends Josh, North and Simon
    • 25:55 Morality/relationships: Jericho sentiment and secondary character relationships
    • 26:45 “Spare Parts”
    • 29:55 “The Stratford Tower”, “Capitol Park” & “Freedom March”
  • Next, we jump into Connor’s “solo story”:
    • 36:50 “The Hostage”
    • 39:20 “Partners”,The Interrogation” “Waiting for Hank”
    • 42:05 “The Nest”
    • 44:00 “Russian Roulette”
    • 45:45 “The Eden Club” and Bryan Dechart streams (Jacksepticeye video we mentioned)
    • 52:20 “The Bridge” and a Windsor, Ontario tie
    • 53:10 “Public Enemy”, “Meet Kamski” & “Last Chance, Connor”
  • Finally, we tackle Kara’s “solo story”
    • 59:40 Introduction to Kara
    • 1:05:20 “A New Home” & Quantic Dream’s 2012 “Kara” Short Film
    • 1:09:00 “A Stormy Night” and breaking out of your Mind Palace

Other January Shows:

  • Detroit: Become Human [Part 2]: January 8th
  • Batman: The Telltale Series [Part 1]: January 29th

074: The Game Awards (2019) [BONUS]

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We drank two and half bottles of wine, watched the Game Awards and talked into microphones about them. This is a bonus episode that breaks the format of our normal programming and will likely be our last show of 2019! Tune back in on January 1st for our takes on Detroit: Become Human.

On this bonus episode, Jacob and special guests Travis and Katie questioned which Travis has the best last name (Touchdown or Colenutt), market Xbox Game Pass and plug tons of past LGBC pods. Oh yeah, and Katie chastises Jacob about Star Wars in the post-show.

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! Go to LeftBehindGame.Club and scroll down to the Discord section of the homepage!

If you liked the show, consider giving us a review on iTunes!

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)

Special Guest: Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt) & Katie Lesperance (@lesperak)

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

Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 2:20 No More Heroes 3
  • 3:45 Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • 7:45 Mortal Kombat 11 DLC
  • 11:20 Maneater
  • 12:50 Xbox Series X
  • 14:55 Jacob and Katie fight about Xbox Game Pass
  • 17:30 Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II or Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga
  • 19:50 Travis is “fantasy-ed” out
  • 21:40 Control DLC
  • 22:30 Godfall, Warframe, Sons of the Forest, New League of Legends Games
  • 23:20 Ori and the Will of the Wisps, More Magic, Weird West
  • 24:50 Gears Tactics and Nine to Five
  • 26:45 Wolf Among Us 2
  • 27:50 Fast and Furious: Crossroads
  • 29:55 Game of the Year Announcement
  • 31:40 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC
  • 33:45 Musical performances (CHVRCHES, TGA Orchestra, Grimes and Green Day)
  • 35:40 Ninja vs. Fire Emblem’s Caspar and Untitled Beaker Game (The Muppets)
  • 37:15 Jacob runs through The Game Awards winners (incl. Disco Elysium, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Control, Death Stranding and Fire Emblem: Three Houses)
  • 43:00 We run through the 2019 games that we still have to play
  • 45:50 Our final thoughts about the Game Awards 2019
  • 50:15 Post-show: Katie calls out Jacob for his history with the Star Wars franchise

073: Wolfenstein: The New Order

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We hide out in WWII-era Germany and plot our assault in Wolfenstein: The New Order.

*We had some slight mic issues in this episode (especially near the end of the episode). We apologize for the inconvenience.*  

Developer: Machine Games | Publisher: Bethesda Softworks | Release Date: May 20th, 2014

Mike, Moe and special guest Kevin Reaburn dual-wield, get tested on the train and do the good good stealth.

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! Go to LeftBehindGame.Club and scroll down to the Discord section of the homepage!

If you liked the show, consider giving us a review on iTunes!

Players: Mike Ruffolo (@ruffolom) & Moe Murtadi (@mmurtadi)

Special Guest: Kevin Reaburn (@ATribeCalledKev)

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

Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 2:50 What did we know about Wolfenstein: The New Order and Machine Games before playing?
  • 5:20 A connection to the Chronicles of Riddick & Starbreeze?
  • 6:50 What is Wolfenstein: The New Order?
  • 9:50 We laugh at the difficulty names
  • 11:40 The starting sequence of the game
  • 13:25 Anya and the first key decision
  • 21:15 The rest of the major story beats (part 1)
  • 23:45 The Da’at Yichud
  • 28:10 Great mechanics in the game
  • 34:00 Tons of terrain types
  • 37:25 LaserKraftWerk upgrades
  • 40:45 “The stealth was so good in this game”
  • 42:20 The rest of the major story beats (part 2) and how the game ends
  • 50:00 Dual-wielding!
  • 52:50 Shotgun alternative ammo, the OP
  • 53:30 Our other favourite weapons
  • 56:15 The best characters in the game
  • 1:01:45 Character development mission
  • 1:03:30 Wrap-up (#KevQueries)

Next Shows:

  • Detroit: Become Human – January 1st ft. Jacob McCourt, Travis Colenutt & Katie Lesperance
  • More game announcements coming soon!

072: The First Tree

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We run through the forest and think about our relationships thanks to The First Tree. #heroesneverdie

Developer: David Wehle | Publisher: David Wehle | Release Date: September 14, 2017

Jacob and Travis mourned our losses, chased butterflies and dug up some memories. Also, Moe also ranted. Boy, did he rant.

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! Go to LeftBehindGame.Club and scroll down to the Discord section of the homepage!

If you liked the show, consider giving us a review on iTunes!

Players: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt) & Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt)

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

Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 2:00 What is The First Tree?
  • 2:50 A warning about this podcast (we spoil everything)
  • 3:35 The setup of The First Tree
  • 5:40 How did we play? What did we know about The First Tree before we started playing (we referenced lists like Vulture’s The 21 Best Video Games You Can Finish in 6 Hours or Less and Polygon’s 14 new games you can complete in a weekend)
  • 6:35 This game is about much more than we thought
  • 10:15 Trains vs. Tanks
  • 11:00 Was there a story from the game that stuck with us?
  • 12:45 Another ASMR game?
  • 15:40 Some of the mechanics in the game
  • 21:00 An antagonist and a revelation
  • 25:10 Comparing this game to Journey, ABZÛ and Gone Home
  • 27:15 The final of the game’s three sections
  • 27:50 Joseph has a bad Dad and we tell you why (and Jacob talks about his Dad)
  • 31:00 The first ending sequence: The First Tree
  • 33:05 A message and we enter the “Soft Boi Zone”
  • 38:45 The second ending sequence: Six Months Later
  • 42:50 “Heroes Never Die, Godspeed.”
  • 45:15 The game’s great music and technical challenges
  • 47:10 Moe’s rant and our final thoughts

Next Shows:

  • Wolfenstein: The New Order – December 4th ft. Mike Ruffolo, Moe Murtadi & Kevin Reaburn
  • Detroit: Become Human – January 1st ft. Jacob McCourt, Travis Colenutt & Katie Lesperance
  • Plus… surprises?

071: Doom (2016)

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We rip and tear our enemies to shreds as the Doom Slayer in Doom (2016).

Developer: id Software | Publisher: Bethesda Softworks | Release Date: May 13, 2016

Jacob, Mike and Moe go to hell, kill everything in sight and head bang to some sick rock beats while doing it.

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! Go to LeftBehindGame.Club and scroll down to the Discord section of the homepage!

If you liked the show, consider giving us a review on iTunes!

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

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

Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 2:45 What is DOOM?
  • 4:05 What is our experience with the series?
  • 6:10 Who are John Carmack and John Romero?
  • 8:10 How did we play Doom (2016)?
  • 9:05 How does Doom play (combat chess, glory kills and push forward combat)?
  • 16:20 The guns!
  • 19:50 Weapon mods and limited use weapons (including chainsaw and the BFG-9000)
  • 24:25 Ruins
  • 28:40 Bosses
  • 30:55 Is the story in this one important?
  • 34:20 Sound (shout-out to A & C Games in Toronto)
  • 36:15 Graphics
  • 39:45 The tumultuous story of Doom 4 1.0 aka Call of Doom (see noclip’s documentary about it)
  • 42:15 The things we didn’t like: the Switch port’s price and load times
  • 44:05 User submitted questions (multiplayer mode, sensitivity, “Doom Guy” for Smash and Rip or Tear)
  • 49:20 Final thoughts

Next Shows:

  • Wolfenstein: The New Order – December 4th
  • Detroit: Become Human – January 1st

070: P.T.

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We prepare ourselves for Death Stranding (and Halloween) with the very spooky P.T.!

Developer: 7780S Studios aka Kojima Productions | Publisher: Konami | Release Date: August 12, 2014

Jacob and special guest Jessica Fantauzzo (her 3rd apperance) scream at the top of their lungs many times, learn the worst ways to decorate your home and talk to a bagged lunch.

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! Go to LeftBehindGame.Club and scroll down to the Discord section of the homepage!

If you liked the show, consider giving us a review on iTunes!

Player: Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt)

Special Guests: Jessica Fantauzzo (@jfant)

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

Show Notes (spoilers):

  • 1:30 What is P.T.? What did you know about P.T.?
  • 2:40 Who is Hideo Kojima?
  • 3:30 The initial sequence of P.T.
  • 4:30 Who screamed first?
  • 6:05 The setting and bad decor of P.T. (including a “table of regrets”)
  • 9:20 We introduce you to the antagonist, Lisa
  • 11:00 P.T.: “The Corn Maze of Video Games”?
  • 14:50 Picture fragments and Lisa attacks
  • 18:00 New decor in the hallway (like red lights and a bloody fridge) gives us (P.T.)SD
  • 20:30 The writing is on the wall (“Hello!”)
  • 23:40 Lisa sticks to you
  • 25:20 A change in perspective aka “the red hallway”
  • 28:10 The bathroom scene
  • 29:55 The final sequence of P.T. and the heavily scrutinized way to finish the game
  • 34:50 Slient Hills starring Norman Reedus (note: Jacob wants to play Shattered Memories)
  • 35:55 The zeitgeist around P.T., Silent Hill, Hideo Kojima and Konami
  • 37:10 We talk about revelations from two great videos about this: The Grate Debate and Super Bunnyhop
  • 40:25 Closing thoughts about P.T.
  • 45:25 Bloopers

Please note: you cannot get this game on PS4 anymore, but you can get a remade version of the game on itch.io!

Next Shows:

  • DOOM (2016) – November 6th
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order – December 4th