Episode 115: Thief: Deadly Shadows

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross are the hands that rock Thief: Deadly Shadows's cradle.

Thief: Deadly Shadows won our Fall 2015 Stealth Game poll, and we're glad it did. Not just because it gave us an excuse to talk about the Shalebridge Cradle for 30 minutes... but because it's a beloved series, and a kind of stealth game we haven't covered before. Garret's brand of first-person stealth led to games like Dishonored, which speaks to this series' credit... Even if Deadly Shadows overstays its welcome by about 5 hours.


Episode 47: Deus Ex (Part 1)

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross blow the lid off of the first half of Deus Ex.

Everything you've heard is true. The fluoride in your water is intended to keep you docile. Black Helicopters are tracking your grocery habits. And smoking will kill others. Deus Ex is a delightful and terrifying game, where your hero is on the spectrum and all the world is a playground.

It should be noted that this is a Part 1. This episode goes up until you first get to Hong Kong. We will cover everything after that in the next episode.

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Episode 33: Metal Gear Solid

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross engage in a protracted codec conversation expositionizing about Metal Gear Solid.

You're Solid Snake. Your twin brother is threatening the world with an unprecedented nuclear walking battle tank made of existing technology. It's up to you, your codec radio, and hours of cut scenes to save the world as we know it. This game is an utter treat, and it's understandable that it has such a huge influence over basically everything that follows it.

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Episode 3: Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross lose their minds re: Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.

Welcome, Stranger, to a macabre world of undescribable cosmic horror. Feel how insignificant you are when face with non-euclidian angles and strange beasts. Don’t ask too many questions, though, and certainly don’t forget to lock your hotel door. Mwahahaha…

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