Grunt Free Press Podcast

Grunt Free Press Podcast Episodes

Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 157
Games that are like other games, or hybrids of games to make new games that contradict with the design of other games.

Topics - 'Nam invasion, origin story, The Banner Saga, turn based tactics, the Dredge, combat injuries, split stories, classes, grids, turn orders, Willpower points, last battle blues, The Banner Saga 2, footsies, buffs, Berserker, The Dredge Strike Back, 20XX, rouge Mega Man, Danger Zone 2... it's Burnout's Crash Mode.

Music - Annabelle - Stuck, Austin Wintory - With Eyes to the Endless Sun, Dropkick Murphys - The Auld Triangle
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 157.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 156
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 155 Remastered

Topics - Remasters of remasters, Crash Bandicoot, collectibles, cool tips, stupid gaming shit, secrets?, Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-Tered, EDF, sand people, shitty GPS, blowing shit up, demolition puzzles, nano rifle, red sandbox, The Banner Saga, storybook Oregon Trail, guesswork, Strength is Health

Music - Nine Inch Nails - Shit Mirror, Siberian Meat Grinder - Hail to the Tsar, Van Broussard - Kidnapper
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 156.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 155
The calming, lazy days of Summer episode. Everything is broken.

Topics - My stick doesn't work, Nasty Tuesdays, IL-2 Sturmovik, keys and axes, flight sim enthusiasts, War Thunder, I hate Platinum Games, Nier: Automata, Borderless Gaming, bad map, invisible walls, donut fries, Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy, collectibles, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, I'm on iHeartRadio lol.

Music - Bobo - Do the Daniel Kurlan, Talking Heads - Life During Wartime, Slayer - Sick Boy
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 155.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 154
A nice smorgasbord of garbage from the past couple of weeks. I have no idea what this is.

Topics - Castelvania: Symphony of the Night, "Metroidvania", RPG stuff, downtime, I'm a Quake Champions pro, Insurgency, "unassigned", controller support lies, episodic Hitman blows, wasted opportunities, Square Enix is racist, random and shitty, fugu fish, Hitman: Absolution rules, beating BattleTech.

Music - One Day as a Lion - If You Fear Death, The Cramps - Garbageman, Pantera - Yesterday Don't Mean Shit
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 154.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 153
E3 2018 part 2. All E3, only E3, and plenty of "fuckin'" verbal ticks.

Topics - E3 2018: Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Devolver, PC Gamer Show.

Music - KMFDM - Ready to Blow, Dying Fetus - Panic Among the Herd, Pink Floyd - Time
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 153.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 152
The E3 2018 Spectacular... eventually. Part One of (hopefully) Two.

Topics - I'm a "spammer", Vampyr with a "Y", looking at people's faces, Souls-like combat, blood pool, talky RPG, mats, Steam policy update, morality police, "trolling", Hitman 2, Far Cry 5: Hours of Darkness, three hours of 'Nam, Dead or Alive 6, EA 2018: EA and Bethesda.

Music - The Mama and the Pepes - Hate Crime Hoax, Cambodian Space Project - When Are You Free, Owen Benjamin - Tommy Robinson Song (Live)
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 152.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 151
Being shaken out of a week of debauchery and returning to the real world turns out exactly how you'd expect. Grumpy and homicidal. Pure Agony.

Topics - Blown off, everyone's a sack of shit, Fallout 76, online?, censored Agony, bending the knee to the ESRB, Agony sucks, remember the sigil, possession, vaginas everywhere, a maze of shit, boring demons, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, I'm hopeless at fighting games.

Music - Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon OST - The Brilliant Void, Anal Cunt - You Quit Doing Heroin, You Pussy, - The Ramones - What a Wonderful World
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 151.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 150
I made one hundred and fifty episodes of this shit for some reason.

Topics - Downfall, hand grenades, comic relief, Total Biscuit died, Steam Link pulled from Apple store, Detroit: Become Human, David Cage games, "our people", Friday the 13th's single player sucks, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, restream.io.

Music - Neil Young - Dead Man Theme, Smut Peddlers - Fuck You That's Why, Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - My Tank
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 150.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 149
The Steam Episode.

Topics - Learning experience, blocked by UMG, Smashing Pumpkins are assholes, pre-E3 delays and cancellations, Boss Key shutdown, Steam is going to shit, lowest common denominator censorship, new guidelines, Battletech still rules, State of Decay 2 is more State of Decay 1, Far: Long Sails.

Music - Jack White - Over and Over and Over, The Mamas and the Pepes - Ramadan Bomb-A-Thon, Sex Pistols - EMI
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 149.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 148
Pardon our mess as we continue to adjust our levels.

Topics - Pre-written improv, fucking with levels, E3 leaks, RAGE 2, jail for dickheads, State of Decay 2 delay, Detention, 2-D Taiwanese horror, The Cat Lady callbacks, holding your breath, puzzles, walking, teacher fucker, Panzer Dragoon Orta, complicated Space Harrier, wasting a boost, bad checkpoints, black screen, Battletech is genius.

Music - Primus - Here Come the Bastards, Dying Fetus - The Wrong One to Fuck With, The Smashing Pumpkins - Fuck You (An Ode to No One)
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 148.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 147
New microphone really picks up the natural bass-y sexiness of my voice. Doesn't help with the content, unfortunately...

Topics - God of War wrap up, anonymous e-mails, Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, vague news, Battletech... Round 2, salvage, crashing, critical hits, the ultra-wide problem, evasion, The Forest: what is it?, four year old indie game, Total War: Thrones of Britannia, Escape from Tarkov, shoot first.

Music - Daron Malakian and Scars Over Broadway - Lives, Toe to Toe - Giant Killer, Jethro Tull - Hymn 43
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 147.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 146
Things get personal and intimate as AbsoluteDeicide comes to grips with his sociopathic tendencies and cries like a little bitch. No one is surprised. Also some breaking news that shatters one of the longing running gags on the show.

Topics - Falling down stairs, Agony gets censored, vacation plans, cringey Blizzard support, God of War, Greek epic?, glowing blood, manly sociopathic tears, combat tips to ignore, side realms, grinding gear, The Forest out of Early Access, Battletech, lore overload, instant bankruptcy, Fortnite looks gay.

Music - The Black Dahlia Murder - Kings of the Night World, Melvins - Don't Forget to Breathe, GWAR - Lost God
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 146.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 145
Now in video form. It's like Stephen Wright without the jokes.

Topics - Options, now on video! (kind of...), The Terror bear, Car News Part 2, Castlevania mobile game, new Doom movie, Night Trap on Nintendo Switch, fifteen minutes of Year Walk, Darksiders 2, God of War, slow start, axe throwing, combat basics, mastering chaos, RPG elements, one shot bullshit, comic relief.

Music - The Clash - Know Your Rights, Nailbomb - Guerrillas (Live), Black Dahlia Murder - I'm Charming
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 145.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 144
Here in my car, I don't feel safe at all. It's a piece of shit, I can't believe it... my car. Do doop. Bah do, do doop...

Topics - "Job" offer, Microsoft disappointments, more backward compatible Xbox games, unified accounts, contracts, Darksiders, backseat retroactive game design, too many golems, writing tips from the master, Forza Motorsport 7, gifts, sim racing, zoning out, new (used) car!

Music - Operation Ivy - Artificial Life, Horse the Band - Face of Bear, Turisas - Rasputin
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 144.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 143
The Year of the Bear has officially begun.

Topics - The Terror, Eskimo spirit bear, how ice works, good gore, Year of the Bear, Far Cry 5, bad endings, constant reviving, downer ending, prepper stashes, Arcade Mode, PvP, vomit coffee, a rare (sincere) apology, Darksiders, freeform combat, stick clickin'.

Music - Nine Inch Nails - All the Love in the World, Wanda Jackson - Nervous Breakdown, GG Allin and the Murder Junkies - Legalize Murder
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 143.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 142
After some impromptu rearranging of his show notes, AbsoluteDeicide throws caution to the wind and puts his reputation on the line by predicting the future and talking about video game remasters. The stakes have never been higher.

Topics - Reading the future, cat resurrection, Defiance 2050, Red Faction: Guerilla ReMARStered, Far Cry 5 is badass, no grinding, like Grand Theft Auto but good, Heart of Darkness, smart setups, real Americans, makin' maps, Easter egg?, pirate legend, fuck March.

Music - The Road Vikings - The Ballad of Evel Knievel, GWAR - Horror of Yig, Melvins - A History of Bad Men
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 142.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 141
A pirate's life for me. We learn that lifestyle choice isn't always as glamorous as the Hollywood movies make it out to be, but sometimes it involves random naked guys so it's not all bad. Plus: New Logo!

Topics - Napster grudges, Sea of Thieves, server issues, "better with friends", galleys and sloops, gold for the sake of gold, simulation sailing, caging animals, reputation, PvP, war stories, God of War "One Shot", God of War 3: Remastered, New Logo!

Music - Bad Brains - Banned in D.C. (Live), ALESTORM - Fucked With An Anchor, Dropkick Murphys - Shipping Up to Boston
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 141.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 140
New format: no long, boring stories at the beginning. I save them until the end. Thoughts?

Topics - No Irish, I really like Pit People, beard AIDS, GWAR party?, nets, vampire bat scientist, limited loot, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, Consumer Reports, free games, launchers, more meta, Superhot = Supergay, banned games, Japanese pervs, Are cartoons people?, free coffee, Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Music - FEAR - The Mouth Don't Stop, Sola Rosa - Del Ray, The Ramones - Rockaway Beach
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 140.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 139
Finally back to modern civilization... Let's kill some rats and burn some bridges!

Topics - Pit People, random shit I usually hate, worms, stealth, cosmic bear love, juicy gossip, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, bots, a bile troll appears, advanced strategies?, Dynasty Warriors... with rats, look acceleration, censored again, paywalls, selling out, Michelle Madison is a goddamn baby, VGO: phony motherfuckers.

Music - Pit People OST - Overworld Theme, Lamb of God - Walk the Faded Line, Citizen Fish - Money
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 139.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 138
Live from an undisclosed location: the same old shit.

Topics - The search for Kiwi Bear, I didn't play Into the Breach because it looks like shit, Shadowrun: Dragonfall, Pit People, The Great Gas Wars of 2018.

Music - L7 - Mr. Integrity, Shadowrun: Dragonfall OST - Alpha Mike Foxtrot, Dale Hawkins - Suzie Q
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 138.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 137
Now with CD quality audio.

Topics - Correction, Super Castlevania 4, Dark Souls fans are queers, pissing people off, Castlevania: Bloodlines, questioning progress, Rondo of Blood, CD quality, smart changes, Contra is perfect, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, dyslexic reading, broken horse armor, useless perks, pulling weeds, dove-coat tree?

Music - RAS - An Old Fashioned Grindcore Assault Vol. 2 (Full Album), Pink Floyd - The Happiest Days of Our Lives, Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall Part 2
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 137.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 136
We travel back in time to the 1400s and all the way back to an early SNES game. There is one constant: Dracula.

Topics - internet garbage culture: "lol", laughter is a lie, Super Castlevania 4, three buttons, fancy whips, impossible traps, random spikes, System Shock Remastered hiatus, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, controller support?, lockpicking, not good For Honor combat, PC fiddlin', story and simulation modes, lots of "fuckin'", exposition and flashbacks, "realistic" woods, simulation theory.

Music - Imperium Dekadenz - Thru the Fog of Time, Sex Pistols - Liar, Reign of Pestilence - Stephanie Tanner Smokes Crystal Meth
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 136.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 135
Things get Naaaaasty as we wrap up two difficult games. Brains are fried and there are more Draculas than you can shake a stake at.

Topics - Mixer support, streaming services are gay, The Surge 2, Metro: Exodus, ELEX, Chapter 2, sound mixing, Nasty the not black whore, it's never easy, the Ice Palace, The Hybrid, Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse, crows, doppelganger, random bullshit, blood vomit.

Music - Dropkick Murphys - Do or Die, Marilyn Manson - Irresponsible Hate Song, Lords of Acid - Mixed Emotions
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 135.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 134
Goddamn Dracula and his sexual harrassment...

Topics - Work stories, tiny little eyes, Gods of Rome, touchscreen fighting, timers, push notifications, mobile games, Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse, epic cinematic storytelling, branching paths, filler, falling blocks, waiting, spiders that spit spiders, mummies, ELEX, Seperatists, I'm an Outlaw.

Music - Owen Benjamin - It's Time to Give Our Guns to Hitler, Castlevania 3 - Demon Seed, Rancid - Let the Dominoes Fall
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 134.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 133
The Nerdy Sci-Fi Episode.

Topics - Video game podcasts suck, Anthony Cumia is killing it, Blade Runner 2049, infinite possibilities, Harrison Ford is not a good old man actor, ELEX, brutal start, Albs, Berserkers, mug salesman, Outlaws, shit combat, broken AI, agro, thirty hours to competency, chems.

Music - Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker, The Dead Milkmen - Swordfish (Live), Skinless - The Optimist
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 133.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 132
Another unintentionally retro episode as two classic games fall to the mighty prowess of AbsoluteDeicide's skills. And then we get a sneak peak of the future of gaming: playing with trash.

Topics - I beat a bunch of games this week, Super Metroid, Metroidvania genre, Look for Secrets: The Game, false wall, Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest, ferry rides, retarded bosses, Engrish, hearts, slowdown, NESMaker, makin' games, Nintendo Labo: it's cardboard.

Music - GWAR - Meat Sandwich, Thin Lizzy - Whiskey in the Jar, Don Felder - Takin' A Ride
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 132.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 131
The endless battle between good, evil, Frankensteins, fishmen, and crows reaches it's epic, thirty year conclusion. And some nostalgic stories to warm your heart. All this and more in a new episode of Grunt Free Press.

Topics - fruit Pi, retro Puritanism, emulating controllers, Castlevania, the Holy NES Trilogy, offbeat, the Dark Souls link, you can't beat Death, I suck at games, Breaking News!, Dracula's face, wigger knife fight, ol' Homeless Hand, save states, Super Metroid, winter snot tips.

Music - Quango - Living in a Shithole, Castlevania - Heart of Fire, The White Stripes - In the Cold, Cold Night
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 131.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 130
All Pi and no play make AbsoluteDeicide a bad episode.

Topics - Miss Number, Grandpa Tangent, Raspberry Pi marathon madness, ports, Quake revelations, jacked up Marathon, DOS games/DOS problems, ZZZ (NOT A GAME), cycle speed, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, case sensitive bullshit, disc swap, PSX plug ins, makin' clones, surprise shareware.

Music - Now They Are Four - They Don't Play George Jones on MTV, Mayhem - Chainsaw Gutsfuck, Black Knight 2000 - Main Theme
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 130.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 129
Grunt Free Press rings in 2018 by repeating the same mistakes made in 2017. And games that are as exciting as melatonin.

Topics - Okami HD, Big Picture Mode, inverted camera, gibberish, rules of thumbs, wolf Zelda, brush powers, Zzzzz, Retropie V2, samples, heat sinks, missing OS, partitions, copy and paste scripting, "Error 5", SSH protocols, hidden gems, RetroArch, cores, ports, Robocop Versus Terminator, Chakan: The Forever Man.

Music - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES) - Main Theme, System of a Down - Know, The Stranglers - No More Heroes
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 129.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 128
The Grunt Free Press Half Assed Christmas Special.

Music - Owen Benjamin - The Twelve Triggers of Christmas, From First to Last - Santapocalypse, The Mamas and the Pepes - Christmas Special
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 128.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 127
Once again proving his obliviousness, AbsoluteDeicide forgot this is the last episode before Christmas. All of the Christmas music will appear in the next episode, where it will make no sense.

Topics - egg burger, Call of Duty: WW2, fifty matches?, Hardcore Team Deathmatch, Ranked, performance shit pits, reverse auto aim, surviving S-mines, new old map, Gun Game, Super Mario Odyssey, cryptic moons, Raspberry Pi 3, Retro Pi project, Christmas memories, giant list o' games.

Music - The Streets - Empty Cans, The Clash - I Fought the Law, Owen Benjamin - Ballad of the Soy Boy
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 127.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 126
An embarrassing episode (there's a first time for everything) where AbsoluteDeicide reveals that he doesn't know the difference between metal and classical music. Or are they really one and the same? Deeper levels...

Topics - Mega Man 11, Atom in Injustice 2, the ya knows, stage transitions, endless battle, Nintendo Switch review, short and stubby sticks, The Game Awards are a joke, Tenchu?, Super Mario Odyssey end game, moon surprise, mood shift, boss rush, Steep Winter Olympics expansion, Call of Duty: WW2 Winter Siege Event.

Music - FEAR - SNL Appearance, Excrementory Grindfuckers - Taschengeld, Neil Young - Southern Man
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 126.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 125
AbsoluteDeicide welcomes a new addition to the family, and it's not a baby or a dog you clown. Of course that means a rambling, confusing narrative about setting up a Nintendo Switch. And stumbling over every joke in the episode. It's another classic.

Topics - Offensive Facebook posts that don't exist, Call of Duty: WW2, meaningless status symbols, weapon levels, rocket launchers, shitty shotgun, Injustice 2's story mode is still bad, Nintendo Switch, console puzzle game, cable management, video troubleshooting, Super Mario Odyssey, hats.

Music - Slayer - New Faith, Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues, Slipknot - The Negative One
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 125.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 124
Tales from the frontlines of the Annual Black Friday massacre. Report: kind of lame. End report.

Topics - Surviving Black Friday, Burlington Coat Factory sucks, fashion corner, garbage pants, to Switch or not to Switch?, Steam sale search, user reviews get complicated, Call of Duty: WW2; still good, specializing, cheater, Ninja Gaiden Black, maps, spend and use, Total War: Warhammer 2, Lizardmen, artillery dinosaur, 4K lore.

Music - Greatful Dead - Shakedown Street, GWAR - If I Could Be That, B52s - Planet Claire
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 124.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 123
Gobble, gobble, wink, wink. Battlefront 2 sucks.

Topics - Company memo, Call of Duty: World War 2 update, useless suggestions, error code 5, Free-for-All, Injustice 2: still Injustice 2, Star Wars: Battlefront 2's campaign sucks, Friday the 13th: The Game: The Physical Copy, Star Wars: Battlefront 2's multiplayer also sucks, old school lag, star cards, tiny lasers, Ninja Gaiden Black clad ninjas.

Music - Jethro Tull - Mother Goose, Ninja Gaiden OST - Iron and Sword, Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 123.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 122
Still reeling from the shock of a good Call of Duty game, we shake it off and do what we do: Protips and tech reviews you shouldn't take seriously.

Topics - Leftover Crack fans are faggots, ironic tolerance, Assassin's Creed: Origins, question marks, third person Far Cry, where's the "run" button?, broad in a cave, sound bar, EA buys Respawn Entertainment, Call of Duty: WW2, challenges and contracts, I suck at sniping, Injustice 2 on PC, Ninja Gaiden Black, cords.

Music - Leftover Crack - Gay Rude Boys Unite, Primus - The Rainbow Goblins Chapter 4 (The Scheme), GG Allin - Tough Fuckin' Shit
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 122.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 121
AbsoluteDeicide gets back to the grind and back to the frontlines with some surprising AAA titles that don't suck. And that one that does. You know which one...

Topics - Halloween hangover, Stranger Things Season 2 sucks, whining in a shack, beating the shit out of Shadow of War, defending strongholds, rastlin' War Chiefs, Call of Duty: World War 2... is good?!, old school/no filler, War Movie: The Game, saving Nazi girls, Agon 4K 21:9 monitor review, G-Sync, hooked on multiplayer, Assassin's Creed: Origins, Destiny 2.

Music - Spinal Tap - Stonehenge, Combat - The Reign is Over, White Zombie - Starface
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 121.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 120
Grunt Free Press Scarefest 2017. I dressed up as someone who sounds like he's dying.

Topics - Spooky tales, Halloween 3: The Season of the Witch, old man horror mythology rant, kids' heads exploding, Stonehenge, doe-eyed girl, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, remembering The New Order, ads Vs. games, shit starts, whhiiiitteee maaaalees!, B.J.'s daddy issues, Nazi memos, how's the shooting?, pray and spray, "This might sound bad, but...", Debris, Shadow of War: Badass Overload?, Leatherface.

Music - Trent Reznor - Halloween Theme, Dead Kennedys - Halloween, Gregorian Lyrics - Ave Satani
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 120.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 119
(crickets)

Topics - Half assed history of Piranha Bytes, games I'm not playing: ELEX, dirty dollars?, The Evil Within 2... is good?, forced art appreciation, South Park: The Fractured But Whole... is butt?, racial difficulty, safe targets, Shadow of War kicks ass, funnier than South Park, Never Hike Alone, AVGN finds Polybius.

Music - Cannibal Corpse - Red Before Black, Candlemass - Bewitched, Type O Negative - Love You To Death
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 119.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 118
Some people say confusion is really the spirits of the dead calling forth from beyond the grave. Some say it is echoes of a time long past. In a small New England town, confusion is just a way of life... but what happens when you say a show is on Netflix and it's really on Amazon Prime? I'm Aaron Mahnke. This is some bullshit about video games.

Topics - Hellraiser sucks, Uncle Frank, fuckin' fuckin', bone stickman, personal hell, rubber monster, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, goo theme, head pops, ADD Elder Scrolls, Nemesis System, uh oh: loot boxes, The Evil Within 2, Why?, open world horror and stealth, technobabble, slow everything, goo animations, Raiden 5: The Director's Cut, cheer.

Music - System of a Down - Prison Song, Messer Chups - Curse of Stephen King, The Black Dahlia Murd
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 118.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 117
This was going to be a pure Halo themed episode, because... you know... 117 and all that. But I got distracted with the month long Spook-a-thon. Then I forgot about that, too.

Topics - The death of Groove, Cuphead, hittin' the dice, boss gauntlets, The Devil, fin, Pinball FX 3, Universal tables, Paulie Pinball, RPG progression, challenge modes, Total War: Warhammer 2, nerdy fantasy stuff, colonize, The Vortex, rituals, Forza Motorsport 7, VIP credits, mod cards, head shakes, The Satanic Bible for SJWs.

Music - Dethklok - Murmaider, Led Zeppelin - Gallow's Pole, iDiG Festival '15 - DIT Traditional Irish Halo Theme
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 117.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 116
It's the return of the original AbsoluteDeicide, and the return of the Halloween Spook-a-Thon (again). Plus, was this secretly the best week for game releases... well, ever? Shhhh!

Topics - More refunds, in Russia code redeems you, Home Sweet Home, R.I.P. The Black Saint, Asian Dude, ghost jukin', Nintendo and Atlus: double sided dildos, Cuphead, boss fights, Forza Motorsport 7, best week for game releases?

Music - GWAR - Techno Destructo, Cuphead - Floral Fury, The Beatles - Rocky Raccoon
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 116.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 115
Grunt Free Press gets high brow and introduces a book club segment, a classic rant about Comcast, and the unappreciated brilliance of fighting game stories.

Topics - New policies, Mixer, yellin' at Comcast (again), names, low latency mode, VOD, Marvel Versus Capcom: Infinite, roster complaints, another shitty fighting game story, easy Arcade mode, clashing art style, System Shock 2, RPG stats, weapon degradation, issues solved, Tomb Raider movie trailer, Grunt Free Press Book Club, Dangerous Gamers.

Music - The Doors - Spanish Caravan, Wolfbrigade - Warsaw Speedwolf, Rancid - The 11th Hour
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 115.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 114
They say the early bird gets the worm, so we kick off the Grunt Free Press Spook-a-Thon a few weeks early with a horror themed episode. Although there were horror games last week, too. And there might not be any next week... Scratch that. It's just a normal episode.

Topics - Fuck System Shock, Where did you learn to fly?, control mastery, playablility, Whatevertown, humping walls, like Prey only bad, horror theme?, Penumbra: Overture, Frictional Games, Lovecraftian, manual control, physics, demon dogs, levels!, where the goo is, graboids, The Land of Pain, lost in the woods, random goofy Cthulhu, normie Earth dimension, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, FPS lives, refunds.

Music - The Misfits - She, Pantera - Domination/Hollow, Iron and Wine - Sick of You
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 114.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 113
Just the classics, as usual. Demon boys and homicidal AI.

Topics - Vanilla Iced Whiskey, two Bad Ass Babes; one controller, Pinball FX 3, horror time, Lucius, The Omen: The Game, elaborate deaths, speed running murders, walkthrough philosophy, chores, meaningless nail guns, Salt and Sanctuary, Ska Studios, Dark Souls demake, System Shock, '90s cyberpunk, maze game, boxes within squares within quadrants, shock shields, meters and beams, vita chambers, pixelated buttons, clicking puzzles.

Music - Patti Smith - Rock N' Roll Nigger, Andrew Hung - Fizzy Barf, The Mamas and the Pepes - SPLC Hate Dance
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 113.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 112
Anticipation gets the best of AbsoluteDeicide as he jumps around and installs/uninstalls multiple games and watches the quintessential superhero movie to end all superhero movies.

Topics - Warhammer: End Times: Vermintide, cursed dice, nerd stats, bounty board, daily quests, co-op garbage, rat wizard, Sonic Mania, special stages, blue balls, tappa-tappa-tappin', goin' fast, more animations, Wonder Woman sucks, Already Established Scenes and Characters: The Movie, dumb superhero shit, Kona, fuck survival games, freezing mechanics, Canada sucks.

Music - Owen Benjamin - Antifa, Sonic Mania - Oil Ocean Zone - Act 1, The Black Dahlia Murder - Nightbringers
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 111
Werewolves and robots and Formula One, oh my...

Topics - Gamescom wrap up... I guess, Observer, robot werewolf, jacking into dead people, surprise stealth, AI sons, beta bullshit, Comcast still sucks (for different reasons), slippery slopes, Warhammer: End Times: Vermillion, Rat People: The Game: The Left 4 Dead Clone, because Europe, scarce loot, F1 2017, practice, penalties.

Music - Sepultura - Symptom of the Universe, Mary Poppins - Death Metal, Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 110
An in depth look at all of the mind blowing announcements from Gamescom 2017. Psyche! It's mostly more Total War: Warhammer.

Topics - News!, Planet of the Apes: The Game, Swery's cat game, Total War: Warhammer, pro Dwarf strats, gyrocopters, "as I understand it"*, cycling, Chaos, geographical advantages, corruption attrition, The Book of Grudges, ignoring heroes, Observer, lots of movie references, bored Blade Runner, headache vision, holograms and trash, Clutter: The Game, Gamescom happened?

Music - System of a Down - Attack, Total War: Warhammer - Skirmish, FEAR - I Love Livin' in the City
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 109
What the Hellblade were they thinking?

Topics - Hey! Games!, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, meta bullshit, ready for my close-up, artsy, runes, Dark Souls lite combat, ghost people, perma-death, story vs. gameplay balance, SPOILERS!, Javy Gwaltney is a faggot, lazy journalism, semantic breakdown, Batman: The Telltale Game Season 2, stand alone stories, the long slog through The Long Dark, house wolf, Total War: Warhammer Norsca.

Music - The Mamas and the Pepes - Diversity is Our Strength, Megadeth - 99 Ways to Die, Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 108
From freezing in the woods and running from wolves, things get varied and interesting this week... but it's mostly about how much I suck at Total War again.

Topics - Qualified indie game garbage, more Total War: Warhammer, the crumbling Empire, Stuff that I Like: The Game, play by play, Easy is Hard, Warhammerian economics, flavor text, walking the beast paths, The Long Dark, survival games suck, menu simulators, meters, Story Mode... in chapters, UI sucks shit, find more sticks, a bridge too dark, selective wood.

Music - Muse - New Born, The Pogues - Bottle of Smoke, Rancid - Cold Cold Blood
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 107
Do you want... Total War? Yes you want... Total War? I hope so, because that's more or less all I've got this week. Shitty song, by the way.

Topics - Total War talk, summer games aka everything, conflation of strategy, watchin' mods, Epic Battle Simulator, Total War: Warhammer, pay for gore, user face, Grand Campaign, mouse over garbage, The Empire, fake fantasy flags, stances, hard counters, Beastmen, Vampire endgame, the long siege, paid assassins, Quake.

Music - Dropkick Murphys - Pipebomb on Landsdowne, Aeon - Still They Pray, Sera Percha - Ti Amo
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 107.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 106
Vampires versus Werewolves versus the American Revolution. It's kind of like Twilight.

Topics - Unanswered trivia, Telltale Games games, The Wolf Among Us Season 2, fake game news, Leatherface: not retarded?, Empire: Total War, blocking my ports, the useless French, shit ships, square formation, rage boners, Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines, patches and SweetFX, empty environments, RPG rulesets, fetch quests, garbage combat.

Music - Suicidal Tendencies - Subliminal, Okilly Dokilly - White Wine Spritzer, Canned Heat - Let's Work Together
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 105
Send me some jaja, you scummy Votan sack of stucco.

Topics - Steam Summer Sale pickups, backlog conundrums, Defiance, post-peak WoW, game/show, shitty servers, loot grinds, head shits, balanced chaos, MMO-ness, explodey grenades, like Destiny but fun, blacklisted from betas?, level scaling, arkfalls, Shadow War, Dark Forces, pixel vomit, Empire: Total War, failed tutorial, Creative Assembly: The Strategy Game Guys, scaling, trade and taxes.

Music - Night of the Living Dead - At the Gravesite, Olivier Deriviere - Tracking the Truth, Alex Jones - Indie Folk Song
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 104
"F"... "U"... In the coffee...

Topics - pissing al fresco, Deadly Premonition, launch memories, pure comedy, dark weird, the worst map in the history of video games, NPC routines, hack reviews, real cult following, Swery is a non-shitty Kojima, gun tool, Otherworld, peeping York, womb trees, Pinball FX 2 ADD, Ikaruga, Castlevania Netflix series, Warren Ellis gives a shit.

Music - Dead Kennedys - Riot, Seryoga - King Ring, Nine Inch Nails - Down In It
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 103
Grunt Free Press celebrates Independence Day by being held hostage in a room and whispering into a mic, avoiding family drama. Just the way the founding fathers intended.

Topics - story time, PC gaming mishaps, the game of getting games to work, Friday the 13th: The Game: The Memory Leak, Syberia 2, cut off dialogue, super secret menus, referencing my own work, Bandicam, Deadly Premonition, kinda soda, years of patches, warm filters, compatibility modes, virtual memory, R.I.P. Xbox Elite controller, Pinball FX for the kids.

Music - Dicknado trailer, Messer Chups - Magneto, Frank Zappa - Valley Girl
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 102
We focus on two story heavy games after some shameless self promotion, as well as a couple E3 announcements that went under the radar. Includes some soulful renditions of slave songs.

Topics: Fake Atari interview becomes relevant, leftover E3 tidbits, slave songs, Metro 2033 Redux, bullet money, simulated fiddling, Get Even, story games, whiteboard mysteries, corner guns, bass hums and mouth sounds, Black Mirror vibe.

Music - GWAR - West End Girls, Nordfront - Hu Ha Antifa, Wheeler Walker, Jr. - Puss in Boots
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 101
The obligatory E3 2017 Spectacular! We get there eventually. Full coverage you'll find everywhere else.

Topics - Episode 100: Behind the Scenes, Friday the 13th: The Game: The DLC, Pamela tapes, proximity chat, new mic, technologically retarded, E3 2017, EA Play, Microsoft, Metro: Exodus... holy shit, Bethesda, Ubisoft, "diversity", Sony, Nintendo, no, really... a new Metro game is coming out.

Music - Pink Floyd - Pigs (Three Different Ones)
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 100
It's a clip show!
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 99
Tired of Friday the 13th: The Game yet? Uh oh...

Topics - Friday the 13th: The Game: The Launch, tiny credits, phlegm, killin' Jason, you suck at looking, Japanese Jason, points and perks, bugs, The Surge, Alien: Covenant, too many couples, Vanquish, meh week, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, jerky hand movements, Tekken 7, more nonsensical anime garbage, gas station fight.

Music - Excrementory Grindfuckers - 99 Grindcore Songs, Rancid - 1998, Dee Snider - We're Not Gonna Take It
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 99.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 98
Live report from Fun Spot: The World's Biggest Arcade in Laconia, NH.

Topics - On the road again, car wash, Fun Spot, guns and churches, bingo hall, toilet cast, cheap classics, broken games, Marble Madness, Zombie Raid, Galaga, pinball, dim lights, blurry monitors, cup o' tokens, '90s games, Mortal Kombat, Walking Dead is Doom 3, shit that moves, Chiller, cuisine report.

Music - C.W. McCall - Convoy, Jim Carrey - Dying Fetus, Excrementory Grindfuckers - 99 Grindcore Songs
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 98.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 97
Full volume, full vacation mode.

Topics - future plans, Destiny 2, mining minerals, The Surge, wheelchair heroes, sever limbs, timed Souls, jumpin' and duckin', Advanced Dark Souls: Third Edition, robot trash, Injustice 2, DC characters are lame, fighting game stories suck, costumes, meters, equipment, Multiverse.

Music - Mastodon - Shadows that Move, Stumfol - Prisoner, The Doors - Waiting for the Sun
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 97.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 96
Have you ever listened to Achilles Last Stand and related it to Dark Souls? You're about to...

Topics - Family prison, Hitbox takes a bright turn, smashcast.tv, permanent logo, streaming stalkers, Video Game Land, tiny house, pocket change budget, Deadly Premonition: The Board Game, Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels Expansion, crashes, orange track, Prey, wandering, killing people, space justice, ending choices, Contra

Music - Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 95
In an unusually whiny episode, AbsoluteDeicide rants about people he doesn't like and foot problems. Maybe it's not that unusual.

Topics - Let's talk about video games, that guy, Bubble Ghost, limited copies, sales warriors, falling apart, feet, Darksiders 3, horselady, Syberia, hot steamy love triangles, mechanical piano bar, emotional orgasm, StarCraft, RTS genre, paper marines, Prey... 2?, goo spiders, painful choices, pick up the junk.

Music - The Melvins - Graveyard, StarCraft - Terran, Six Feet Under - Stepping Stone
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 94
Video game news and boos of the week. Train keeps a rollin' towards Syberia with an unexpected piss stop, and things get cultish in the woods or a swamp or a desert.

Topics - Night Trap Anniversary, anti-Kickstarter, timestamps, ProTraps, Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels, Zelda's Horde Mode, Outlast 2, warring cults, batteries, jerky, cartoon cacti, chase sequences, slit of a window, veiny walls, fucked up shit, Syberia, adventure game stuff, destroyed beauty, drunken Cosmonaut, fuckin' robots, Jaymer tips.

Music - Waylon Jennings - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way, Spice 1 - Born II Die, Syberia - Komkolzgrad, Night Trap - Theme
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 93
In the not too distant future... actually the not too distant past in European cities. Some Japanese garbage goes down and there's robot toys or something. (shrug)

Topics - Life hacks, MST3K Reboot, Hodgeson stink, Carrot Top?, rapid riffing, Bayonetta sucks, Witch Time, hot garbage problems, dumb puzzles, anime gay, hair power, gay gay, unavoidable damage, always doing something stupid, Friday the 13th: The Game: The Release Date, random Adventure Island, Syberia, clicking around, proof of cultural regression, brain damage, pulling levers and pushing buttons.

Music - Flogging Molly - The Power's Out, Tom Servo - Creepy Girl, Horse the Band - Shapeshift
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 93.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 92
Laying some old business to bed, AbsoluteDeicide warms up to an old classic. Then he gives a not-so-classic "classic" a second shot with mixed results.

Topics - Future plans, putting Nightcry to bed, flowcharts, Berserk all over the place, goo blobs, skeleton horse, little witch girl, Endless Mode, ROMs Unlimited, '90s websites, Ninja Gaiden, pixel perfect backflips, random hawk, backward progress, 4K Bayonetta, douche bumps, nightmare settings, no HUD, cheesy ass game, desensitized to gayness, character action, arena spurts.

Music - The Mamas and the Pepes - Doctor My Eyes, Ninja Gaiden - Evading the Enemy, Dying Fetus - Kill Your Mother, Rape Your Dog.
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 91
The crack smoke of the bat, the pine cigarette tar, the roar of the crowd as they try to jump out of the way of another Muslim truck attack... Must be baseball season.

Topics - games I'm not playing, Persona non grata, androgynous high school kids, streaming restrictions, you're not special, MLB The Show '17, exciting baseball history, nightmare installs, pulse pitching, "ready to play", stats versus control, Billy Badass, Berserk, Xbox Scorpio specs/pricing predictions, "premium", selective tech experts, Nightcry snags, Bad Ass Babes 2?

Music - GWAR - War Party, First Aid Kit - Sailor Song, The Simpsons - Talking Softball
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 91.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 90
Quite possibly the least relevant episode yet. I'm very proud.

Topics - 2Dark sucks, crashing and glitches, punching old men, whoops! killed my kids, The Secret World remake/reboot/whatever, Berserk: Retarded Dynasty Warriors, censored nips, Nightcry, jazz loops, Bad Ass Babes, digitized strippers, giant penises, MS paint cum, vagina portals, empowered women smashing the patriarchy.

Music - Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. Trailer, Bad Brains - Send You No Flowers, Nightcry Jazz
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 90.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 89
Even the king of Hyrule has a hard time getting some granny action, and he has to deal with dead kids. Also, I'm not sure if that's what actually happens.

Topics - Zelda forever, Easter eggs?, taking credit, Adventure, cheat codes, OP turning point, cheating memories, the final confrontation, ass kippin', 2Dark, a dead kid extravaganza, "stealth" games, cheese it, midget cartoons, Star Wars: Rogue One, 'Nam Wars, Mass Effect?

Music - Immortal Technique - Freedom of Speech, Chris Ray Gun - Punch a Nazi, Six Feet Under - Human Target
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 88
Deeper and deeper into Hyrule... things get either really interesting or incredibly boring depending on how much you care about Breath of the Wild.

Topics - A lot of Zelda once again, the case against Achievements, stat-y shit, the horses..., motion control puzzles, ice block bullshit, dying, Fairy Fountains, sand seals, breaking my brain, spoilers, granny porn, just A Touch of Satan, Water Temple, 900 seeds, memories, game gossip, Colin Moriarty on The Rubin Report; still a fag.

Music - The Rolling Stones - Mother's Little Helper, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Lost Woods, Scars on Broadway - They Say
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 87
It's the Zelda Edition of Grunt Free Press Podcast, where it gets super nerdy and embarrassing. And that's saying a lot.

Topics - The Zelda Episode, Mutant Football League, lowest common denominator aka mobile games, whatever, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, adventure log, a day in Hyrule, how open?, dialogue text, shut up Princess Zelda, shrine distractions, horses, wind, eatin' meat, enemy camps, surprise giants, sparkly rocks, toenails, Dark Souls DNA, stop trying to rape Link, combat, gadgets, ancient knowledge, mechanical giraffe, Amazon women, races, The Lost Woods.

Music - The Mamas and The Pepes - Teh Ballad of Stickman, Hatebreed - Destroy Everything, Johnny Cash - Cry, Cry, Cry
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 87.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 86
Why publishers decided to release a half dozen games back to back, I don't know. I do know that it's a blessing and a curse, as we jump around game to game in a schizophrenic smorgasbord of discussion. Have fun making sense of it.

Topics - All games for once, Xbox Game Pass, Halo Wars 2, turtle missions, RTS conundrum, For Honor battle report, low bar skill cap, Viking victory, "community" rules, Horizon: Zero Dawn, full game orgasm mode, pretty tradeoffs, crossing the tree, noun soup, The Feral Kid, retarded midgets, Berserk: Band of the Hawk, "Y" if you're feeling fancy, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Wii U review, painful downloads, fuck the Gamepad, Vasoline smears, towers, spider climbing, systems, cooking animations.

Music - The Clash - Clash City Rockers, Little Shop o
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 86.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 85
We branch out into some new segments this week, including weather reports and the Weekly Podcast Review.  Then we talk about the same games we've been playing for weeks.  Unsubscribe. 

Topics - Grunt Free Press Weather Report, bees, trash walk, MST3K reboot, cringy funny, unsubscribe, For Honor is pretty good, suckin' the Viking dick, the Nioh loop, recycled maps, old school Japanese PS2 era game, Friday the 13th: The Game: The PAX South Panel, car trolling, throwing knives, Halo Wars 2, strategy faggots, shit blows up, juggling controllers.

Music - Cheap Trick - Surrender, For Honor - Wolves Among Sheep, GG Allin - Bite It You Scum
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 85.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 84
White people. Am I right?

Topics - Ass swamped with games, footsies, brainfucking, Apocalypse Now wants your money, PewDiePie recruits Hitler Youth, anti-Semitic Indian kids, telephone journalism, For Honor, mechanics, rock-paper-scissors-throw, combos, special moves, meta-Risk, retardeder story for some reason, party problems, confusing currency, Sniper Elite 4, openish worlds, hiding in bushes, controller garbage.

Music - System of a Down - P.L.U.C.K., Belphegor - Bondage Goat Zombie, Pink Floyd - Run Like Hell
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 83
Warning: I may have inadvertently dropped an F-bomb or two. Sowie...

Topics - Shitty snow, NightCry, bad Kickstarters are hilarious, half assed Clock Tower history, Shenmue is terrible, pixel hunting, running in high heels, rope on window, soda machine wood chipper, "fuckin'", bad news roundup, Bloody Boobs, pants, Nioh, Dark Souls plus Tenchu, tanky, stances, axes, active stamina reload, gamey, boss fights, confusing crafting, Valentine's Day dump.

Music - The Black Dahlia Murder - The Blackest Incarnation, Horse the Band - A Rusty Glove, Tool - Anema
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 82
Woke up. Got out of bed. Smiled, knowing a hot redhead owes me head.

Topics - Banter, Pats won, Lauren Phillips' asshole, blowjob logistics, back to Forza Horizon 3, I hate drifting, fistjail?, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath, living ammo, checkpoints, chicken people, high pitched gibberish, boss fights, full murder mode, spoiler twist, Captain Planet bullshit, 15 year old PTSD, tripping/trapping, Steam brain, Hard West review, dusting off the PS4

Music - Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks Theme, Pantera - Sandblasted Skin, The B52's - Private Idaho
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 82.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 81
Now with 80% more games and 60% less snot!

Topics - The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, The Telltale formula, escalate the violence, Juno bug, Resident Evil 7, back to the roots?, magic box, is it RE?, references, Condemned 3, VR tricks/gimmicks, inconsistent damage, goo monsters, dumb AI, fanboying by proxy, Hitbox jokes, Apocalypse Now on Kickstarter, For Honor For Beta, moshpit, bloody Valentine.

Music - Slayer - Angel of Death, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - Mystic Cave Zone, Amon Amarth - First Kill
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 80
Experiment: Try to describe a complex puzzle game with philosophical overtones while battling a cold. Results: The rambling gets so convoluted that even I don't know what the fuck I said. Interesting...

Topics - snot faucet, Hyper Light Drifter, perspective problems, pixel explosion, bad map, fake artsy bullshit, "like Zelda", The Talos principal, "like Portal", Tetris pieces, meta narrative, SOMA?, trying to explain a puzzle game, the voice of God, QR codes, the Dark Souls mindset, star doors, the tower.

Music - Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song, The Talos Principal OST - A Land of Ruin, Municipal Waste - The Fatal Feast
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 79
Continuing the search for interactive entertainment in a barren hellscape, AbsoluteDeicide looks toward the future in a new console, returns to Hell itself, and braves the apocalypse. Spoiler: We're fucked.

Topics - Pants, Doom 4 DLC, shit gen, fake news, Nintendo Switch, waitin' on Zelda, launch remasters, hat gimmicks, phlegm, the miserable generation, "creative" people, hack jobs, Pit People... in Early Access, brief history of The Behemoth, The Forest update, Wasteland 2, meat on the bones, blue hair and red blood, twist.

Music - Dio - Holy Diver, Anti Nowhere League - Out on the Wasteland, System of a Down - Old School Hollywood
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 78
AbsoluteDeicide digs himself out of a foot of snow, then tries to keep a chain of thoughts straight for more than a few seconds at a time. The results are... mixed.

Topics - Grunt Free Press goes social; doesn't know how that works, Party Hard, fake ass 8 bit, bad voice acting, bad podcasts, Welcome to Night Vale, Gab, colored dots, Batman - The Telltale Game, genre fatigue, still Batman, political underpinnings, subversion, Wasteland 2, party based RPGs, RPG game theory, time = reward people, Angela Deth gets a call, messy alliances, Act 2: California, Scalebound cancelled.

Music - Anti-Flag - Die For Your Government, Lords of Acid - Rough Sex, S.C.U.M. - Go To War
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 77
With the first podcast episode of 2017, Grunt Free Press lays out it's agenda for massive, sweeping change in the coming year. Mostly rambling and the usual bullshit you should be used to by now.

Topics - 777 ?, umm..., Resident Evil 6, nostalgia thing, Wasteland 2, before Fallout, premade party, walls of text, controller garbage, angry and confused, work for pussies, CRPGs, save scums, five second animations, no rest for the Rangers, goin' rogue, hobo with a shotgun, Atari E.T., metalulz, man yells at dog, Party Hard?, Steam Discussion Investigations, Tower of Doom, Halo Wars.

Music - Lamb of God - Laid to Rest, Liam Lynch - United States of Whatever, Sluts - I Don't Wanna Be Your Friend
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MP3 audio file [75.8 MB]
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 76
Friday the 13th: The Game: The Beta: The Podcast: The Episode.

Topics - Friday the 13th: The Game: The Beta, brain rot, Resident Evil 6 and Wasteland 2 quick hits, "It's a beta", full disclosure, connection issues, Steam attack, pickin' Jason, stamina, powers, weak Rage mode, Battlefield One quick shit, part 7 Jason sucks, counselor stats, the "metagayme", walking speeds, mini-games, perks, XP, escape, shades of NES, randomness, cops are OP, Tommy Jarvis, shotgun to the face.

Music - Dead Kennedys - MTV Get Off the Air, Resident Evil 6 - Separation, Megadeth - Symphony of Destruction
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 76.mp3
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Grunt Free Podcast Episode 75
Attention! Some hipster in San Francisco has decided this is fake news. Listener discretion is advised.

Topics - 75 episodes!?, the seasonal spirit, Forza Horizon 3: Blizzard Mountain, stars, Steep, snow, go do stuff, how wind works, G-meter, sucky camera, NDAs, Friday the 13th: The Game: The Beta Codes, free Lost Odyssey, Twitch/White House hosts games... for healthcare awareness, Twitch's Thought Police AI, Internet Archive gets political; Loses money.

Music - Run D.M.C. - It's Tricky, Jethro Tull - Up To Me, Kill Baby Kill - Diversity
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 75.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 74
This episode goes from zero to sixty in about forty five minutes, then it kind of swerves to the right and gets lost for a little while. If you can parse out the maze and think you have the solution, remember to email podcast@gruntfreepress.com and we'll randomly pick the winner. I also forgot to say that in the episode.

Topics - Boycott Burger King, waitin' for burgers, Train to Busan, product placement, Bethesda Pinball, generic fantasy pinball, rules, saving stats, Doom pinball, chainsaw plunger, Dead Rising 4, a brief history of the Dead Rising series, cheat code GTA retards, no structure, non-bosses, wasted skill trees, go do stuff, the downward spiral, botched ideas.

Music - Nailbomb - Sicklife, Old Dan Tucker, South Park - Troll Song
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 74.mp3
MP3 audio file [77.2 MB]
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 73
So... Have you played The Deadly Tower of Monsters yet?

Topics - Regrets, in depth Game Awards coverage, more Capcom games, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Mega Man 5: More Mega Man, story dumps, M tanks, letters and numbers, N bombs, lack of news, Jeff Cork is a hero, ups and downs of Battlefield 1, in depth PSX coverage, sex doll Mega Man, Mega Man 6, Resident Evil 6.

Music - Bob Dylan - It Ain't Me Babe, Dropkick Murphys - Never Alone, Horse the Band - Werepizza
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 73.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 72
I ate a bunch of apple crisp before recording, so sorry for the gurgling.

Topics - Put it Down! - signs, Black Friday floor report, Mega Man 4, E tank grinding, questionable weapon pellets, charged shots, last minute mechanics, Resident Evil 5, fight the AI, brown games, inventory, agro, game tutorimercials, Black Mirror

Music - Lamb of God - Omerta, Rancid - Disgruntled, Frank Zappa - Tinsel Town Rebellion
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 72.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 71
This one... this one... is more ramble-y and stutter-y than usual. I give it a 6 out of 10. Wait for a sale.

Topics - A day in the life, notebook auctions, bloody tampons, NES mini, Mega Man Legacy Collection, password protips, E tanks, feature creep, RPG elements, shotguns, Battlefield One, Hardcore, games I didn't buy or play, Civilization 6 remains questionable, working ass backwards, Resident Evil 5, podcast games, Clueless Gamer

Music - Leftover Crack - Clear Channel (Fuck Off), Mega Man 2 OST - Heatman, Nine Inch Nails - Burn
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 71.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 70
Trigger Warning: A straight, white, male devil is about to rant about the US election. Go fuck yourself.

Topics - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, the Metal Gear connection, Comcast continues to suck, data caps, streaming news, the obligatory post-election rant, my so called privileged white life, Dave Chapell, sound bites, Milo Gay Dude, pussy riot, punching presidents, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Hardcore, Civilization 6.

Music - Slipknot - Fuck it All, System of a Down - Fuck the System, Dead Kennedys - Stars and Stripes of Corruption
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 70.mp3
MP3 audio file [85.9 MB]
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 69
Its the Halloween Spooktacular: Part Three: Election Day Edition.

Topics - hot hermaphrodites, more Doom 4, multiplayer death rumors, demon dancin', Mythbusters: Doom Edition, ass to ass butt buddies, bad references, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, useless reviews, taking control, Tom Clancy's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Friday releases, brain splatter downer, ship to shit, garbage multiplayer.

Music - Doom - Main Menu, Nine Inch Nails - Something I Can Never Have, The Clash - Hateful
Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 69.mp3
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 68
What's this? And early Halloween treat? Open up your Ninja Turtles pillowcase and accept an early podcast episode down your gullet. It's full of chills and spills, and raw, sleepy hollow voices and coughing.

Topics - "normal", reviews, Old Man Halloween, controversy?, voice over strike, Bethesda's review policy, spot the big corporation, Doom 4 again, classic Doom? Battlefield One, jammin' "X", Titanfall 2, member good FPS campaigns?, Attrition changes, paper titans.

Music - The Bomboras - Playa de los Muertos, Rob Zombie - Living Dead Girl, Cannibal Corpse - Addicted to Vaginal Skin
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 67
AbsoluteDeicide scares up some thrills and chills for you boils and ghouls in the second annual Grunt Free Press Spooktacular! Those flies buzzing around are actually CGI props that cost thousands of dollars per second.

Topics - Vacation smells, more words I can't say, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, bad memory, flies, Alone in the Dark, blinking, OBS revelations, selling out, Rise of the Tomb Raider (again), Year of the Yaga, brutal Lara, Gears of War 4: Still pretty shitty, Nintendo Switch, Red Dead Redemption 2, Red Dead Rewriting History, Battlefield One, shitty campaigns, Goldeneye A.I.

Music - The Ramones - Chain Saw, Terminator Theme, GWAR - Whargoul
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 66
Recording on new equipment doesn't necessarily result in a better podcast, as this episode clearly proves.
 
Topics - A long, boring story about waiting around and being a grumpy old man, Gears of War 4, Mafia 3, A long, boring story about PC hardware.
 
Music - GWAR - The Bloody Pit of Horror Part 4, Castlevania Lords of Shadow - Vampires, The Animals - House of the Rising Sun
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 65
Shivering and full of hummus, AbsoluteDeicide tackles the real issues the other Illuminati-run news outlets won't touch with a silver spoon. And games!

Topics - Grunt Free paranoia, bags, the muffins are secure, Tomb Raider 2013, gritty reboots, garbage shipwrecks, Alien: Isolation, last gen nostalgia, slow burns, Alien A.I., pressin' buttons and pullin' levers, Gears of War 4, Early Access for more money, Gears is Gears, General VRAMM, blurry graphics, playin' it safe, millennial comedy, shoehorned Horde, flat maps.

Music - GWAR - The Bloody Pit of Horror Parts 1-3.
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 64
Busy times results in a rushed and shortened episode, but they're all gems in the eyes of our loving God.

Topics - Shitty C buttons, hard on outs, Forza Horizon 3 Review, everyone's a winner, filthy casual racing, VRAM, bad ports, Xbox download speeds suck, car porn downtime, locked custom music, staged showcases, rubberbanding AI, bad Forza Motorsport, gimmicks, bad progression trees, foreign languages, Westworld rules.

Music - The Ramones - The KKK Took My Baby Away, GG Allin and Antiseen - 99 Stab Wounds, Dropkick Murphys - The State of Massachusetts
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 63
It's been four days of burning through he desert in Halo Warthogs and Ferraris since we got early access to Forza Horizon 3. Naturally we talk about it for all of thirty seconds and rant about other, less topical garbage.

Topics - Impacted podcast colon, For Alpha... For Honor Alpha, Moderate NATs, Weekly Friday the 13th: The Game: The Beta Code update, Resident Evil: Zero: Sucks, random holes, bad design, item dumps, turd blobs, Batman: The Telltale Game: Part 2, The Resolution Riddler, dead parents, Tomb Raider: The Reboot One, Lara Croft puts tears in my eyes, More reasons I hate people, Idle Thumbs makes me delete podcasts, Friday the 13th: The Game: The Virtual Cabin: The Bathrooms, Monster Madness, The Rise and Fall of Palmer Luckey, Twitter Hell.

Music - Combat, ROP, Belphegor
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 62
Chipping away at an aural backlog, go behind the scenes of Grunt Free Press and hear all of the rants and grudges and hatred in real time.

Topics - Behind the Grunt Free curtain, Game of Thrones: The Telltale Game, pandering, forced cameos, Raiden 3, Japanophile FPS casual douchebags, Mass Effect: Andromeda voice over contest, Mike Futter goes away and the people rejoice, surface level stalking, ReCore, robutt buddies, 3D Mega Man, matching sets, lots of cores, objectively wrong reviews, grindin' axes, anti-Windows 10 dufuses, Friday the 13th: The Game: The Weekly Beta Code Update.

Music - R.E.M. - Stand (Get A Life Intro), Harry Manfredini - Friday the 13th Part 3 Theme, Serj Tankian - The Unthinking Majority
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Grunt Free Press Podcast Episode 61
The games are on the horizon, so why not join AbsoluteDeicide as he bitches about a Gamecube game?

Topics - General Dicking Around, ReCore early impressions, the new B tier, convenience store transvestites, PlayStation meeting/press conference thing, fanboy hypocrisy, 4K snobbery, Friday the 13th: The Game: The PAX West Panel and The Virtual Cabin, Rage, The Flame and the Flood still sucks, review obligations, old Resident Evil games are bad, Resident Evil Zero is the worst, Gamecube war stories, poisonous chess.

Music - Alfred Hitchcock Theme, GG Allin - Caroline and Sue, The Black Dahlia Murder - To a Breathless Oblivion
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These are the podcasts I listen to in order to get through my generally grindy, shitty workdays.  I'm not getting paid to endorse them, humbly and obviously admit that they are produced by individuals with leagues more talent than myself, and just want to spread the good word. 

 

 

The Chip Chipperson Podacast

 

Funny man Chip Chipperson brings the hilarity on all fronts.  Over a billion laughs served to date.  Frequent co-host Anthony Cumia (more like Anthony CUM In Ya...) and a rotating cast try to keep up with the master.  

 

Honestly, listening to it as a podcast is kind of gahbidge because the jokes are visual, so watch the YouTube show instead.

 

Xone Bros.

 

Despite the name, it's not all about Xbox One.  Mostly, but they're not fanboys or anything like that.  "Positive gaming", aka the complete opposite of Grunt Free Press.  The three hosts are funny and knowledgeable about sports games, anime, MMOs... again, this is pretty much the anithesis of Grunt Free Press.

 

Free Domain Radio

 

A hardcore philosophy show usually dealing with current issues.  There's a good variety in both topics and the length of the shows: could be a ten minute rant or a four hour marathon that begins with a history lesson then weaves into self help/dating advice.  Stefan Molyneux is harsh, intelligent, and can be brutally honest and humorous.  If you're looking for some truth to cut through the sugar coated bullshit, here you go.  Just be warned that the truth can hurt.

 

Game Blitz

 

Current game news with some random retro shit thrown in there, Game Blitz covers the topics I usually don't touch (JRPGs, Metal Gear, etc.) in an entertaining way that makes it interesting and tolerable.  Good banter with the hosts, usually making fun of each other.

 

 

The Andrew Klavan Show

 

A Jew, an Atheist, and a Christian walk into a bar... and it's the same guy.  Andrew Klavin... Klavan has been all over the map in his life; changing religions, writing crime novels, screenwriting for Hollywood... then hating Hollywood like the rest of us.  Smart, funny dude, great sketch writer and deadpan performer.  Mostly politics and religion, but from someone who's not afraid to point out the hypocrisy and irony that comes with those topics.

 

Lore

 

A short but informative show about dark folklore tales from around the globe and throughout history.  Well produced and not afraid of the grizzly details, topics range from torture devices to fairies and witchcraft.  I really enjoy the format: half legend, half historical fact. 

 

The Retro League

 

Weekly roundup of re-releases of older games, spotlights on random games from the past, and a generally informative and entertaining show about all things retro.  The two hosts know their shit.

 

Bizarre States

 

It's sometimes about the paranormal, sometimes about dick and shit jokes.  Hosted by Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser.  The talk is loose and ranges from the hosts directly reading stories off the internet, to guests giving first hand accounts of their "spoooky" experiences, to long and questionable listener stories, to movie pitches about dismembered sentient serial killer dicks.

 

Cumtown

 

It's a show called "Cumtown".

 

 

 

2 Dudes and a NES

 

I'm a sucker for the NES, so a game-by-game podcast about the system is required listening.  It's published rather infrequently and unfortunately goes out of it's way to be "family friendly", but I still look forward to each and every episode. 

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