SPOILER ALERT: This week’s episode thoroughly discuss the endings of the Mass Effect series, Red Dead Redemption, and Braid. Listen at your own risk.
Week in Geek: Andrew starts playing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain while a piece of fanart Dan drew for Crimson Peak went mildly viral for the first time in his life and it freaked him out a little.
Game Over: Andrew and Dan sit down to ponder the nature of endings in video games. What are they for? What do gamers deserve? How do they serve the gameplay and/or the story?
Braid: Dan and Andrew sit down to discuss a really controversial, poignant, and impactful ending in recent history, that of Jonathan Blow’s Braid.
Next Week: Video Game Movies. Are there any good video game movies? What are the worst of the worst? Let us know!
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For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.
-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio
-“Brinstar (from Metroid)” by Isac Saleh (from Game Themes Cover Mix Vol. 1)
-“The End (Reprise)” by Jack Wall & Sam Hulick (from Mass Effect)
-“Downstream” by Shira Kammen (from Braid)
-“It’s All Over Now” by Willie Dixon
-“A One-Winged Angel” by Nobuo Uematsu (from Final Fantasy VII).