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ABTS-037: Press Continue Presses Continue

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren are joined by the first returning guests Adam and Brittany of the Press Continue Podcast! We discuss a variety of games old and new and end up scarring the listeners for life during I Was The Walrus!

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X-com 2, Fallout 4, Megaman TV series
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Mirror’s Edge: Exordium comic
AlphaBetaGamer, Itch.io

Graphic Novels:

Saga
Wayward
Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse
The Squidder

I Was The Walrus:

The I Was The Walrus theme song is brought to you by DJ CutmanCheck out his SoundCloud here!

Contestants: Doug vs. Brittany
Category 1: If you could choose one Mega Man villain power what would it be?
Round 1: Clown Man vs. Quick Man
Category 2: If you could revive any game franchise, what would it be?
Round 2: Dark Cloud vs. Tapper
Category 3: If you could bring any object to life, what would it be?
Round 3: House vs. Car

Contestants: Adam vs. Brittany
Category 1: If you could turn any video game into a movie, what would it be?
Round 1: Castlevania vs. Borderlands 2
Category 2: If you could have any arcade cabinet, which would it be?
Round 2: Robotron 2084 vs. Ninja Turtles
Category 3: If you could pick any fictional sword, which would it be?
Round 3: Auron’s sword vs. Grass sword

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ABTS-035: Another Notch on the Belt of Video Gaming

In this episode of ABTS, Doug, AJ, and Bren all discuss a random assortment of video games, TV shows, and anime/manga. Doug reflects on his mistakes in Life Is Strange (and Heavy Rain), while Bren loses respect for AJ for liking Naruto 700+ and Grey’s Anatomy.

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An Anthropomorphic Mirror That Reflects Images with Black and Beige Pompoms
Jun Fukuyama’s 35 Characters in Anime
Wilfred
This is so wizard, Annie (video)

Games mentioned:

Heroes of the Storm, WoW, RunescapeAudioSurf 2, Heavy Rain, The Wolf Among Us

Games we’ve been playing:

Bren – Bozon-X, Invisible, Inc.
Doug – Dark Souls II, Life Is Strange

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ABTS-034: One Track Gamers Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and AJ interview all three hosts of the One Track Gamers, Jon, Cory, and Amanda! We get the chance to play both conversation games, and everyone contributes an obscure game they’ve played.

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One Track Gamers podcast

I Was The Walrus:

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Contestants: Cory vs. Jon
Category 0: If you had to team up with any Disney villian, which would it be?
Round 0: Hades vs. Hades
Category 1: If you were a game tester, which game would you never get tired of?
Round 1: Fallout: New Vegas vs. Resident Evil
Category 2: What is the hardest boss you’ve played in any video game?
Round 2: The final hunt/last bounty (Final Fantasy XII) vs. Bloodborne

Contestants: Cory vs. Amanda
Category 1: If you work for any game company what would it be?
Round 1: Nintendo vs. Blizzard
Category 2: What game would you want to see done in virtual reality? Full immersion.
Round 2: Silent Hill 2 vs. Drakengard 2
Category 3: In your opinion, which game (or game series) has the best soundtrack?
Round 3: The Legend of Zelda vs. Final Fantasy

10 Questions Recap:

Category: A Playstation 1 game
10. Is it an RPG game? No (Kind of?)
9. Is the style of the art 2D? No
8. Is it based off of a Japanese anime? No
7. Is the game from a well known developer? No
6. Do we play as a human? Yes
5. Was it developed by a Japanese company? No
4. Is it set in the past? No
3. Is the camera style 3rd person? Yes
2. Does it take place in a city? No
1. Was it more of an adult/serious/end of the world horror stuff? Yes
Guess: Fear Effect
Guess: Fade to Black
Answer: Fade to Black

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ABTS-033: Ramen Party with Mark

In this episode of ABTS, Doug, Bren, and Mark all discuss Assassin’s Creed movies, Mitsuwa, an anime called Pyscho Pass, as well as play a couple of games of DBZ themed 10 Questions!

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10 Questions Game 1 Recap:

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Category: A character in the Dragon Ball Z universe
10. Is he a character a Saiyan? No
9. Is he a Namek? No
8. Is it a human? No
7. Does this character fight young Goku? No
6. Is it an ally of the Z fighters? Yes
5. Is it shorter than Krillin? Yes
4. Guess: Is it Puar? YES
Answer: Puar

10 Questions Game 2 Recap:

Category: A villain in the Dragon Ball Z universe
10. Was this character around before Goku turned Super Saiyan? No
9. Is it the main villain of their arch? No
8. Once this character is dead, do you see them again later in the series? Yes
7. Is it a member of the Ginyu force? No
6. Were Goten and Young Trunks born by the time this character was out? Yes
5. Was this villain in a movie? No
4. Was this character on Babidi‘s ship? Yes/Maybe
3. Does the character have the letter M on their forehead? Yes
2. Guess: Is it Dabura? YES
Answer: Dabura

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ABTS-032: Genesis Guessing Game

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren reminisce about some Sega Genesis games while also talk about some recent events like Harry Shearer leaving the Simpsons as well as the release of Episode 3 of Life Is Strange. We also play a round of 10 Questions!

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Sega pulls 19 games from mobile
Capcom is planning more HD remasters

10 Questions Recap:

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Category: A Sega Genesis game
10. Do you know if it’s a game I’ve played? No
9. Was it a fighter? No
8. Was the main character human? No
7. Does it have sequels? Yes
6. Is it in the Sonic franchise? No
5. Is it one of the X-men games? No
4. Is it ToeJam & Earl? No
3. Guess: Is it Rampage? No
2. Guess: Is it Vectorman? No
1. Guess: Is it Thunder Force? No
Answer: Rocket Knight Adventures

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ABTS-031: Gamer Chat Weekly Interview

In this episode of ABTS, Doug and Bren interview Angie Roberts, one of the hosts of the popular gaming podcast Gamer Chat Weekly. We also play a quick game of IWTW. Can Angie finally put an end to Bren’s reign of terror?

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UGR Gaming
Gamer Chat Weekly podcast
Magic: The Gathering used to be aired on ESPN
The Last Guardian is still in development!
Angie’s Twitter

I Was The Walrus:

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Contestants: Angie vs. Bren
Category 1: If you could pick a card to represent you from any trading card game what would it be?
Round 1: Trample vs. Barrel Dragon
Category 2: If you could live in any open world video game, which would it be?
Round 2: World of Warcraft vs. Mass Effect
Category 3: What would be the weirdest item to find a portal to another dimension in?
Round 3: A can of soup vs. A shoe

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