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101: Kentucky Route Zero (Death of the Hired Man) + Recap

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We watch some television in Kentucky Route Zero, Death of the Hired Man.

Developer: Cardboard Computer | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Initial Release: January 26, 2020

Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta changed the channel, read some Frost and we give you our feelings about the series.

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

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

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

  • 1:45 We give you a first idea of how we feel to be finished
  • 3:50 We set up the fifth interlude, Death of the Hired Man
  • 10:40 You can change the channels!
  • 13:50 The game that we have been playing a version of The Death of a Hired Man
  • 25:40 The Recommendation Machine about Kentucky Route Zero related media
  • 30:15 We just want more (also, is this a game)!
  • 36:40 What will you remember most about Kentucky Route Zero?
  • 39:30 Wrap-up and big thanks to Adam Iannetta!

UPCOMING SHOWS:

  • October 7th: Death Stranding (Part 1) ft. Jacob and special guests Katie Lesperance, Travis Colenutt & CourtFTW
  • October 14th: Death Stranding (Part 2) ft. Jacob and special guests Katie Lesperance, Travis Colenutt & CourtFTW
  • October 28th: Psychonauts ft. Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest CtrlAltNoob
  • November 4th: Telltale’s The Walking Dead (S01E01) ft. Jacob, Moe and special guest Cam Hawkins
  • November 18th: Pokemon Snap ft. Jacob, Moe and special guests Joseph Hooper and Arsene Lakpa

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099: Kentucky Route Zero (Act 5)

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We tell you what happened after the storm in Kentucky Route Zero, Act 5. Developer: Cardboard Computer | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Initial Release: January 26, 2020

Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta saved what they could, dug a grave and buried the horses.

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 | Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 

SHOW NOTES:

  • 0:00 Act 4 Recap
  • 3:40 The start of our Act 5 talk-through with a setup
  • 9:30 We talk through the first sequence: “We saved what we could”
  • 15:00 What about them ghosts?
  • 19:00 What about them horses?
  • 23:45 We dug a grave and getting to 5 Dogwood Drive
  • 31:40 The Ancient Midwest
  • 33:55 How about that dark barn shadow?
  • 38:15 Can you adopt the dog?
  • 41:20 We buried the horses
  • 49:00 We wrap up our Act V episode
  • 56:30 I’m Going That Way covered by Adam Iannetta

UPCOMING SHOWS:

  • 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. 

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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 |

Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 

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. 

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094: Kentucky Route Zero (Here and There Along the Echo)

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We play with old telephones in Kentucky Route Zero (Here and There Along the Echo).

Developer: Cardboard Computer | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Initial Release: October 30, 2014

Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta dial (270) 301-5797, listen to a series of messages (and broadcasts) and receive phone calls?

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

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

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • 1:00 An introduction to this interlude
  • 2:30 This interlude’s different telephone models
  • 4:30 Numbers stations
  • 10:10 Do we like this interlude?
  • 13:00 Wait… REAL PHONES AND A REAL NUMBER?
  • 17:25 Our favourite branches (speaking bat, great music
  • 25:15 What happens when you find the LBGC Numbers Station

NEXT SHOWS:

  • July 22, 2020 – Florence feat. Jacob with special guests Travis Colenutt, Katie Lesperance and Jessica Fantauzzo
  • August 5, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Act IV) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • 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

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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093: Kentucky Route Zero (Act 3)

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We occupy Pepe Silvia’s galaxy brain in Kentucky Route Zero, Act 3.

Developer: Cardboard Computer | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Initial Release: May 6, 2014

Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta experience a haunting musical performance, degauss old CRTs and scream about debt.

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 | Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 

SHOW NOTES:

  • 0:00 Previously on Act 2 of Kentucky Route Zero
  • 2:00 “Where my leg?”
  • 5:10 Was the first scene a hallucination?
  • 8:00 Hey, this game is about debt, right?
  • 12:50 The writing and the direction is so great (and continues to get better)
  • 14:00 Meeting Junebug and Johnny
  • 19:00 Taking in a show
  • 25:35 We set up Junebug and Johnny’s beautiful performance
  • 32:45 The Hall of the Mountain King & Xanadu
  • 39:30 Jacob’s galaxy brain moment (and really beautiful death) with Xanadu
  • 44:00 Going to a creepy graveyard
  • 47:25 The Hard Times Whiskey Distillery
  • 58:00 Jacob is ready to “wring this game’s neck” and we explain why
  • 1:03:45 Wrap-up

NEXT SHOWS:

  • July 8, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Here And There Along The Echo) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • July 22, 2020 – Florence feat. Jacob with special guests Travis Colenutt, Katie Lesperance and Jessica Fantauzzo
  • August 5, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Act IV) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • 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

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.

091: Kentucky Route Zero (The Entertainment)

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We try to eat a brick sandwich in Kentucky Route Zero: The Entertainment.

Developer: Cardboard Computer | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Initial Release: November 22, 2013

Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta contemplate “the American Dream”, catch a play and try to drink for free.

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

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

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • 1:35 An introduction to The Entertainment
  • 6:00 Our resident “dumb-dumb entertainment boy” loved this one
  • 7:55 How is this interlude different from a gameplay perspective?
  • 12:25 What happens in the play?
  • 22:30 The end reveal
  • 29:15 Final thoughts and wrap-up

NEXT SHOWS:

  • June 17, 2020 – Shovel Knight feat. Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Nathan Brandt
  • July 1, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Act III) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • July 8, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Here And There Along The Echo) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • July 22, 2020 – Florence feat. Jacob with special guests Travis Colenutt, Katie Lesperance and Jessica Fantauzzo

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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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.

090: Kentucky Route Zero (Act 2)

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We grin and bear the comedy of bureaucracy in Kentucky Route Zero, Act 2.

Developer: Cardboard Computer | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Initial Release: May 31, 2013

Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta take a trip to an office park, a storage park, a trailer park and a park? Also, bears. And eagles?

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 | Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 

SHOW NOTES:

  • 0:00 Previously on Act 1 of Kentucky Route Zero
  • 2:00 Entering the Bureau of Reclaimed of Spaces and the comedy of bureaucracy (Scene I)
  • 13:00 Getting back on the road to 5 Dogwood Drive and Dr. Truman
  • 17:00 Jacob dials a long-distance phone number that he found in the game
  • 20:20 Random Access Self Storage/Saint Thomas Church (Scene II/III)
  • 24:25 The Museum of Dwellings (Scene IV)
  • 28:00 Meeting Ezra and Julian
  • 31:05 Taking flight and exploring the forest (Scene V)
  • 37:30 Finding Dr. Truman
  • 41:40 Wrap-up

NEXT SHOWS:

  • June 10, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (The Entertainment) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • June 17, 2020 – Shovel Knight feat. Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Nathan Brandt
  • July 1, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Act III) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • July 8, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Here And There Along The Echo) 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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088: Kentucky Route Zero (Limits & Demonstrations)

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We look at some art in Kentucky Route Zero: Limits & Demonstrations.

Developer: Cardboard Computer | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Initial Release: February 7, 2013

Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta are stricken with sadness, play with cassette tape and think about visages. You can download this interlude for free!

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

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

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • 2:15 How does Limits & Demonstrations begin?
  • 6:55 So, what do you do in this interlude?
  • 12:30 Our take on “Overdubbed Nam June Paik Installation in the style of Edward Packer”
  • 14:20 We screwed up and thought this was Act 2
  • 17:50 Mike compares this game to Thomas Pynchon’s “Gravity’s Rainbow” and David Foster Wallace’s “Infinite Jest”
  • 22:30 A description of “Visage”
  • 25:55 A description of “Spinning Coin Suspended, Correcting for Angular Motion”
  • 28:30 Wait… was this whole thing just a hardware test?

NEXT SHOWS:

  • May 20, 2020 – Episode 89: Firewatch feat. Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Dan from the Greatest Story Ever Played Podcast
  • June 3, 2020 – Episode 90: Kentucky Route Zero, Act 2 feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • June 10, 2020 – Episode 91: Kentucky Route Zero, The Entertainment feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta

(NEW) 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.

087: Kentucky Route Zero (Act 1)

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We transport antiques through the Kentucky back-country in Kentucky Route Zero, Act 1.

Developer: Cardboard Computer | Publisher: Annapurna Interactive | Initial Release: January 7, 2013

Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta meet a very old dog, explore some very spooky locations and buckle up for the strange and the mundane.

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

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

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

SHOW NOTES:

  • 2:40 The “Fast Pitch” on Kentucky Route Zero
  • 3:25 What did we know about Kentucky Route Zero before we started?
  • 5:10 How did we play?
  • 7:15 Wait, this game was episodic? And it had a Kickstarter? [The Polygon article Jacob mentioned]
  • 7:50 What is Kentucky Route Zero?
  • 10:40 The start of the game at Equis Oil and the darkness held within (Act I, Scene I)
  • 14:05 An introduction to Conway and your dog
  • 15:50 How did we play our Conway?
  • 19:45 When things may have started to unravel at the Marquez Farmhouse (Act I, Scene II)
  • 23:05 The game has STYYYYYLE (and reminded us of Paper Mario)
  • 25:20 Mike describes the driving and some of the stops along the way
  • 29:20 How long did play in Kentucky Route Zero Act 1?
  • 30:25 We make our way to Elkhorn Mines (Act 1, Scene III)
  • 33:30 Wait, who is Shannon?
  • 36:15 Moving through the mine on a minecart (reminder: Mike is a scaredy-cat; Act 1, Scene IV)
  • 40:50 Mike explores and forgets to talk about his time back at Equis Oil (Act 1, Scene V)
  • 44:35 Back to the Marquez Farmhouse (Act 1, Scene VI)
  • 46:00 Do we want to keep playing Kentucky Route Zero?
  • 48:20 Our wildest theories about Act 2 and beyond!

NEXT SHOWS:

  • May 13, 2020 – Kentucky Route Zero (Limits & Demonstrations) feat. Jacob, Mike and special guest Adam Iannetta
  • May 20, 2020 – Firewatch feat. Jacob, Mike, Moe and special guest Dan from the Greatest Story Ever Played Podcast

(NEW) 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.