Humans of your own choosing have meticulously picked the contents of this episode from over three thousand podcast segments. Following the curation process, they will be algorithmically suited to your tastes by a robot. When the system does its job, you’re happy. You get exactly what you want. You get the good ones

Games Discussed: The Steam Discovery Update, Donkey Kong Doom, Super Smash Bros (3DS), Sunless Sea, Gang Beasts

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We sit in a dark room, split into factions by our actions or perhaps fate, conspiring to destroy each other for reasons unknown. We steal food from each other’s mouths. We eye our friends’ chosen partners jealously, vying to make them our own. Yes, we have been playing board games, so get ready for that. We’re joined by special guest Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency for a trip through the board and video games of this year’s XOXO festival in Portland.

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Idle Thumbs 174: Live from the Metropolitan Ballroom

We went to PAX and recorded an episode live in front of a bunch of wonderful people who could all hear us, though we could not hear one another. That didn’t stop us from trying to communicate, and we think the results speak for themselves. This episode was rated 3 out of 5 hosts by all in attendance; we hope it finds an audience in you.

Things Discussed: Screencheat, Screensheet, Screamsheet, Pikmin 2, Sentris, The Behemoth’s Fourth Game, Michael Crichton’s Orb, Firewatch

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Idle Thumbs 173: Ridonkulous Rift

I heard that social justice war has changed
But I’d always heard social justice war never changes
In the end it doesn’t matter anyway
Because this is the dawning of a brand new day
Where it doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
Cause I’m the social justice wizard. 

Things Discussed: Alien: Isolation (Oculus Rift), Invisible Inc., Donkey Kong Country

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I heard that social justice war has changed
But I’d always heard social justice war never changes
In the end it doesn’t matter anyway
Because this is the dawning of a brand new day
Where it doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
Cause I’m the social justice wizard

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Drinks? Yep. A quintet of game developers? You betcha. If you’re coming to PAX or are in the greater Seattle, WA area, come join us at Devs & Bevs! 

Five independent game developers—including us, naturally—are hosting a bar night at the Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday, August 31st from 6:00 to 10:00.

The lineup for the evening is extraordinary.

6:00—Fantasia from Harmonix
6:30—Firewatch from Campo Santo
7:00—Tharsis from Choice Provisions
7:30—Below from Capy 
8:00—MASSIVE CHALICE from Double Fine
8:30—Costume Quest 2 from Double Fine
9:00—Gang Beasts from Boneloaf

And more!

If you’ll be in Seattle on August 31, come hang out! Idle Thumbs isn’t at Devs & Bevs in an official capacity but we’re planning to all be there anyway!

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Idle Thumbs 172: http://malaise.ennui/

Pleased to present this podcast to placate the people that prefer Thumbs… Pleased. Thanks. Past the part that permeates the pod (the Playable Teaser) presenters take polite turns pontificating, talking, pushing their played titles. Parse this peculiar transmission, permitting the playful talkers’ preposterous tiresome palaver.

Games discussed: P.T., Silent Hill 4, Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill, Probability 0, Lovely Planet, Zombies Ate My Neighbors

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In life, and in the games we played this week, time continues to advance whether you want it to or not. Move forward, look back, or stand still, the inexorable march to the end continues unabated. So when you click on that dead body in the trunk, for God’s sake seize the opportunity and do something interesting.

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A weekend of non-stop sci-fi movies accidentally begets an episode filled with the first person corridors of today and yesterday, and the gross things they’re made of. Plus: Chris encounters the Necrodancer and Jake plays PC games from his couch for the first time.

Things Discussed: Xibalba, Doom, Toxikk, Unreal Tournament (2014), Crypt of the Necrodancer, Steam Home Streaming, Alien Quadrilogy

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Idle Thumbs at PAX 2014

We thought we were out, but we’ve been dragged back to PAX for one last job and are taking you with us! Come listen to us talk about video games and whatever else. Will Chris bring a guitar? Who can tell! That said, if you look Nick in the eye during the panel and mouth “baboo,” we’ve heard he will wink back at you.

Idle Thumbs Podcast Live: We’re All In This (Room) Together

Sunday, August 31st at 11:30am in the Sphinx Theatre

With our third appearance at PAX, the Idle Thumbs podcast can finally conclude the planned epic trilogy fans have been clamoring for. Though we’re confident the panel will be a thrilling and emotional experience filled with the incisive conversations, useless diversions, live music, and interactive romantic encounters that followers of the podcast have come to expect, should the ending prove unsatisfactory we promise we’ll fix it in the DLC.

Who will be present: Chris Remo, Jake Rodkin, Sean Vanaman, Danielle Riendeau, Nick Breckon, and all of you.

Hope to see you there!

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