Ceaseless Discharge - Ep. 150

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Episode 150! To celebrate looking back on 150 shows together we look back at the first half of 2019. Your emcee this week is Shea Layton, filling in for Morgan Barnes who has his poor broken leg propped up and resting.

What games have stuck with us? What memories have just bubbled away like phlegm on a hot sidewalk? Join us to find out. We hope you enjoy the show!

Times:

Intros - 0:27

Favorite games from first half 2019 - 12:12

Listener Comments - 55:19

Sassy Dicks ad - 1:20:33

Weekly Polls - 1:23:29

Super Mario Maker 2 - 1:52:46

Sea of Solitude - 1:59:23

150 Game - 2:23:18

Recorded July 12, 2019

Whole Hog - Ep. 149

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This week we're joined by Rich Meister to talk about creative games. We discuss Mario Maker 2, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Judgment, and much more. Enjoy!

Times:

Intros - 0:27

Intro to creativity topic - 13:23

Mario Maker 2 - 21:11

Weekly Polls - 1:25:09

Importance of how we talk about rape - 1:51:27

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - 2:02:16

Judgment - 2:17:32

Sassy Dicks ad - 2:29:08

Recorded July 5, 2019

I Like It Doughy - Ep. 148

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Wow, this was a doozy of a show. To date, this was our longest show of the year! We talked a plethora of games, such Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Outer Wild, and Timespinner. We delved into the polls of the week, which were all over the place. Our listeners asked us a host of random questions, gaming-related and non- for the topic of the week. We rounded up the show with a ridiculous skit for our Patreon shout-outs. Watch out for things that go bump in the night.

Intros – 00:00:27

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon – 00:13:33

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – 00:33:15

Weekly Polls – 00:56:27

Outer Wilds – 01:16:25

Timespinner – 01:27:00

Topic of the Week – Listener Questions – 01:59:00

Patreon Shout-Outs – 02:34:00

Sassy D Merch Ad – 02:53:07

Condomer - Ep. 147

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This week we talk about spin-offs that we've enjoyed. We also talk about Obduction, Cadence of Hyrule, and give our first impressions of Outer Wilds and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

Enjoy the show!

Times:

Intros - 0:27

Obduction - 6:12

Spin-offs - 13:42

Cadence of Hyrule - 36:54

Bloodstained - 59:27

Outer Wilds - 1:35:38

Sassy Dicks ad - 2:03:03

Recorded June 21, 2019

Newfangled Technology - Ep. 146

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"How do I check the faces book on here?"

"You don't, Morgan, and..." *bzzzzzt* *bzzzzzt* *bzzzzzt*... "Is that a pager? Where did you even buy a pager?"

"Ok, but I can send a photograph of my gentiles with this, right?"

"Yeah, old man. You can show everyone your gentiles."

This week on the Chompcast we are joined by guest Leslie Morales (Sector 7 Item Shop) to discuss the highs, the lows, the Reeves, and a game or two from E3 2019. We go over most of the conferences, mention what spoke to us, and run down our favorite takeaways from the show.

Join us for an epic auditory experience that will guide you a great deal closer to the heat death of the universe. Enjoy the show!

Times:

Intros - 0:27

Square Enix Conference - 11:39

Nintendo Conference - 47:10

Microsoft - 1:43:33

Weekly Polls - 2:03:53

Bethesda Conference - 2:30:09

Top 5 Games of Show - 2:44:08

Sassy Dicks ad - 2:56:34

Recorded June 14, 2019

Dabble All Night Long - Ep. 145

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Guess what? It’s one of our favorite times of the year: E3! Games are announced, footage is released, hype is built, and heads are occasionally put into palms. Yes, through all the bad and the good, this is one of the most exciting times for anyone who enjoys games. Naturally, we wanted to make some predictions despite all of the leaks that happened this year. We had you, the fans, help us out with predictions. Afterwards, we discussed some of the social media polls. We also discussed some games, such as Observation and Dauntless.

Our sponsor is Sassy D Merch, who you can check out here.

Also, if you want to check out the Patreon and become a full-fledged Chomper, you can check us out here.

Times:

Intros - 0:27

E3 Predictions:

Microsoft - 14:35

Nintendo - 35:37

Games we'd most like to see - 45:17

Listener Predictions - 53:29

Pokemon Sword and Shield - 1:22:35

Observation - 1:44:52

Nioh 2 beta - 2:00:52

Dauntless - 2:08:44

Sassy Dicks ad - 2:24:27

Patreon Poll - 2:25:34

Recorded June 7, 2019

Double in Tandem - Ep. 144

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You-uh like games?.. Know what I mean? Nudge nudge. Say no more. This week we talk about games that we want to have in double. Grin grin. Wink wink. Say no more. We also "discuss" the new trailer for Death Stranding (nudge nudge), Final Fantasy 12 (ayyyyyy), A Plague Tale: Innocence (wink wink), and Morgan and Fish's time in the Sea of Thieves (nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more).

Sit back. Relax. And enjoy the ride (know what I mean, nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more, know what I mean). A nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat.

Times:

Intros - 0:27

Obvious Sequels we don't have - 12:52

Weekly Polls:

Modern Warfare trailer - 33:52

Dauntless - 45:10

Pokekombat Fanfic - 47:28

Sea of Thieves - 58:50

Death Stranding Trailer - 1:33:27

A Plague Tale - 1:46:27

Final Fantasy 12 - 1:53:38

Recorded May 31, 2019

The Backlog - Ep. 143

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Greetings, Chompers. This week was insanely packed with content. We started off by discussing how to tackle a backlog of games. We shared our favorite listener comments regarding the topic. Next, we delved into the poll results from both Instagram and Patreon. We broke into a tangential disagreement on the ending of Game of Thrones. Next, we discussed a plethora of games: Observation, Final Fantasy 12, Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season, Last, we capped this episode off with our Patreon shout-outs to our wonderful fans who keep this ship moving on course. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

If you want to check out some awesome gag gifts, you can see them all at Sassy D Merch located here.

Also, if you want to keep our dream alive of bringing awesome content to you, you can find our Patreon here.

Times:

Intros - 0:27

Tackling a Backlog - 12:46

Listener Comments - 41:50

Sassy Dicks ad - 1:04:15

Weekly Polls - 1:05:48

Please! For the love of god, skip past of all this

Game of Thrones talk at - 1:13:51

You were warned.

A Plague Tale: Innocence - 1:46:13

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online - 1:56:11

Shining Force - 2:06:35

Observation - 2:13:22

Final Fantasy 12 - 2:23:28

The Walking Dead - 2:32:02

Patreon Shout Outs - 2:48:32

Recorded May 24, 2019

Consider the Miniature Lobster - Ep. 142

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With Shea out of pocket, the crew take the opportunity to discuss his greatest fear: spoilers. Do we hate them? Do we like them? What's the time table until they're not spoilers anymore? We answer these questions and more while spoiling the all time classics you (personally) have missed.

(Yes, you, Nathan. You thought you could avoid Final Fantasy 7 spoilers, Nathan, but you can't. Cid is an astronaut who never made it to space in this one. Bam! Right in the description, Nate. You didn't even see it coming.)

Where was I?.. Yes. With the spoiler talk out of the way, the Sword Chomp crew go on to discuss an episodic release schedule for the Final Fantasy 7 remake, Morgan talks about his time with Final Fantasy 12 on Switch, Fish boils with Rage 2 (or he would if we stopped watching him), and we get Fish's thoughts on Detective Pikachu now that he's seen it.

Grab someone else's drink from the work fridge, sit back, and enjoy the show.

Times:

Intros - 0:27

How long do Spoilers count? - 9:01

Listener Comments - 20:48

Episodic FF7 - 36:51

Final Fantasy 12 - 48:44

Sassy Dicks ad - 1:18:26

Rage 2 and Crawdads - 1:19:41

Detective Pikachu - 1:46:55

Recorded May 17, 2019

Due for a Win - Ep. 141

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A sheriff walks the dusty, dirt road through the town, looking from left to right and back to left as he attempts to ascertain any tomfoolery in his town. His spurs clank and rattle as he takes each step, alerting anyone close enough to hear that he is nearby. His black cowboy hat blocks out the shining rays of the sun looking to pierce his retinas. The black hat appears to eat the light, perhaps an allusion of death. A revolver sits in its holster, secured to the waist of the sheriff.

People notice the man walking the street and begin to shut their windows and doors. They don’t want any trouble and they don’t want to give the man any reason to darken their residence. The few stragglers in the street scamper off, not wanting to be the target of any berating, investigating, or interrogating.

“Get in the damn house now, Beulah,” a mother says to her young child as the child watches the man curiously.

The man continues to walk the road and bask in the fear of the townsfolk, happy that they know who is in charge.

*machine gun fire is faintly audible nearby*

Whirling to the left, the man’s gaze rests upon a wooden house that seems barely held together by dilapidated boards and rusting nails. He has seen the house many times on his rounds, but has often ignored it due to it being consistently silent. But this time, to his delight, there is something worth investigating in this house he has always wondered about.

He strides over to the house, almost breaking into a run. He cannot contain his excitement as he feels the hairs on his arms and legs stand up on end. He feels a hot feeling in his cheeks and stomach, not unlike the same feeling of when he has been in a shootout. He stops in front of a poor excuse for a door, contemplating whether to knock or not. He settles for something he feels is far more threatening.

“Open up! It’s the sheriff!”

He can hear whispers and multiple footsteps rushing around the creaking boards. He hears a door open in the house and some clattering before the door is closed. The footsteps rush back to where they formerly were, and the door opens. In the doorway stands a raggedy young man in his early 20s. His tattered clothes are soiled and clotted with dirt. The sheriff looks past the man and can see three other young men in similar appearances.

“What’s going on in here, fellas? I heard what sounded like gunfire.”

The young men, attempting to hide their fear, look to each other before the door opener turns back to the sheriff.

“We were just playing with our toys.”

“Toys, huh? You won’t mind if I come in and see those toys, now?” the sheriff said as he pushed past the young man.

The house looks barren, with almost no furniture save for a few wooden crates. He sees a candle holder to the right of a crate pushed against the wall with a halfway-burned unlit candle. He notices something on the wall that he has never seen before. It is a white rectangle with two sets of…he doesn’t know. It looks like three holes ornately arranged into a weird triangle. What the hell is that, he thinks to himself.

He looks for the nearest door and opens it. Three of the boys stand frozen, while one slowly inches towards the door. He tries to be as quiet as he can, stepping on boards that won’t creak. The sheriff unholsters his weapon and cocks the hammer in a dizzying speed.

“You will not move if you value your life at all.”

The boy freezes in place, awaiting the sheriff. The sheriff quickly looks around the room but finds it empty. He sees another door and enters the next room. He sees that this one is empty as well. He just about turns to leave when he notices something: the floor is dusty except for two boards in the middle of the room. He saunters over to them, bends down, and lifts one up. It immediately comes away from the floor. He lifts the other clean board and looks inside. In front of him is a white rectangle with some weird strings attached to it. He sees four two-handled object that he cannot identify. On the side of the rectangle, he sees a green X. There is another slightly larger rectangle with another thick string coming from the back. The front of the rectangle looks shiny. He stands up and looks to the boys.

“This is the toy you spoke of?”

The boys grimace in fear and nod their heads in confirmation.

“Well, show me how you use the damn thing!”

Two of the boys grab the items from the hiding spot and rush them to the main room. One boy sets up the bigger rectangle on the crate against the wall. He takes the string and puts the metal attached to the end into the small, white rectangle attached to the wall. The other boy lays the rectangle with the X on the ground, puts one of the strings with the three metal pieces into the same small white rectangle, and takes the other string with a long piece of metal and attaches it to the large, shiny rectangle. The sheriff watches all of this in pure confusion, having no idea what is going on.

The four boys each take a two-handed object. The boy who opened the front door pushes the X on the rectangle with two strings, and he pushes a button on the shiny rectangle. Suddenly, a picture forms on the shiny part. Xbox 360, the sheriff reads. His jaw drops as he realizes it isn’t a picture. It’s a series of pictures!

The boys navigate all of the pictures and settle on one: Left 4 Dead. They wait for a minute as the screen is black. They navigate through more pictures. Suddenly, the boys perk up as the pictures begin moving. What the hell is this, the sheriff wonders as he watches in amazement. He watches the boys’ hands and the screen, noticing that the boys are controlling characters on the screen! The characters pick up guns and equip them. The boys’ characters open a door and feral looking people rush up the flight of stairs behind the door. The boys’ characters begin firing their guns, killing all of the people rushing at them. The sheriff watches in horror at the violence of the game. He looks at the boys’ faces and see smiles and admiration in their eyes. He points his gun at the shiny rectangle and pulls the trigger, shattering it and turning the picture black. The boys shriek in fear as the picture disappears and from the discharge of the weapon. They cower in fear, thinking they are next. The sheriff rips the strings out of the wall and grabs the rectangle with the X attached.

“You will not use this toy any longer. With the power vested to me by the US Government, I declare this toy violent and unsuitable for young people!” He storms out of the house with the rectangle stowed safely in his arm by his side.

This week on the Chompcast, we discuss the news that a U.S. Senator introduced legislation to ban loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions in games aimed towards minors. We also discussed more Katana Zero, Pokken Tournament, Final Fantasy 14 and 12, and Detective Pikachu. We also picked some listener comments regarding the topic and revealed the results of both the IG and Patreon polls.

If you are interested in the wares of our awesome sponsor, Sassy D Merch, check them out at sassydicks.com.

Times:

Intros - 0:27

Detective Pikachu (no spoilers) - 8:26

Loot Box Legislation - 15:03

Listener Comments - 37:59

Katana Zero (spoilers) - 1:22:49

Final Fantasy 14 - 1:51:56

Final Fantasy 12 - 2:05:28

Pokken Tournament - 2:15:10

Weekly Polls - 2:19:44

Sassy Dicks ad - 2:35:34

Recorded May 10, 2019

American Cheese Board - Ep. 140

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Morgan turns the Roquefort over a few times eying it. He weighs it with a little bounce in his hand, and sets it back. He picks up a dill Havarti, and tries to smell it through the plastic. Not getting anything, he quickly moves to mime a close visual inspection. Looking over his shoulder, Morgan returns it to the cooler.

Under a fast worsening knit brow, Morgan's eyes scan the refrigerated display looking for anything familiar to guide their ship back out of the deep waters. Gruyere, Camembert, Jarlsberg, Butterkase, Stinking Bishop, Gloucester, Gouda, Goudam ("are those the same thing?"), Mascarpone, Oscypek, BellaVitano, Aged Cheddar, Brie.

"Wait! Go back! Cheddar. I think I had that on a burger once. Why is it aged, though? It doesn't look right. Isn't cheddar supposed to be traffic cone orange?"

Having regained some measure of bearing, Morgan sets the fifteen dollar cheese in his basket. He sighs a relieved sigh, full of the embryonic groans of myriad proto-curses. He blinks several times trying to tune out the sick green noise of the fluorescent lights. He sniffs sharply, swallows, and keeps shopping.

At the register, Morgan rings up his Dr. Pepper Ten, his Too Much Goddamn Stuf Oreos, a loaf of white bread, the sanitary napkins he was there for in the first place, and the Store-brand American Singles he talked himself into getting immediately after leaving the cheese display. He had come so close to good taste, but today wouldn't be the day.

Morgan carefully lays the bread in the bottom of the bag, sets the remaining groceries on top of it, pays, and leaves. On the drive home, Morgan thinks to himself "Did I forget condoms?" He laughs out loud at the joke in his mind, and turns up the radio.

This week we talk about cheesy games with guest Rich Meister.

Enjoy the show.

Times:

MK 11 - throughout

Intros - 0:27

Steamworld Quest - 15:30

My Time at Portia - 20:31

Cheese - 28:40

Listener Comments - 50:33

Sassy Dicks ad - 1:16:14

Weekly Polls - 1:22:20

Recorded May 3, 2019

Incessant Badger - Ep. 139

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Dear fans,

This is a 3-course meal to you. We have carefully curated this episode for your excitement and titillation. We have prepared the audio foreplay appetizer by discussing when game series become iconic and everlasting versus wearing out their welcome. We continued the pleasure dish by bringing out the main love dish: discussion of games, primarily Katana Zero. We finished the meal with a delectable dessert of social media comments, polls, and the Patreon shout-outs.

If you want to check out our awesome sponsor, Sassy D Merch, check them out here!

Times:

Intros - 0:27

Irrelevant Franchise Entries - 15:07

Listener Comments - 43:05

Mortal Kombat 11 - 54:07

Sassy D Merch ad - 1:14:08

Weekly Polls - 1:16:47

Duskers - 1:30:12

Katana Zero - 1:36:23

Patreon Shoutout - 1:43:02

Recorded April 26, 2019

Chewy or Crispy - Ep. 138

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You put on your bath robe after exiting your shower, having cleansed your body. You are settling into a nice evening, relaxing on your plush sofa with a nice glass of Riesling. Your jazz record is playing in the background, settling you into a quiet evening of solitude. You are looking around at your house, appreciating the atmosphere within the comforts of your home.

A loud crash emanates from outside of your house. You groan and pull yourself up off of your sofa to move to the window. A few ninjas are crawling over your fence, eyeing your house in an attempt to locate a point of entry. You sigh and set down your glass of wine. You grab a katana off of your wall and unsheathe it slowly, staring at the gleaming metal as it is released. You loosely shake it up and down, feeling the weight of the weapon in your hand. You swiftly move over to the light switch and turn the lights off, blending into the darkness. You pick your hiding spot and you wait as they begin to enter your home, looking for their contract to kill.

Hello, Chompers! This week, we have a fantastic show for you as we discussed the new PS5 announcement. We paired that with discussion of PS VR, Bethesda, Hollow Knight, golf games, Smash’s new Joker addition, Katana Zero, and more! We also included our social media comments and our poll results. Come check it out and enjoy the gaming talk.

Times:

Intros with first Playstation memories - 0:27

Playstation 5 - 13:03

PSVR Future - 25:05

Listener Comments - 44:56

Weekly Polls - 1:22:47

Katana Zero - 1:44:43

Recorded April 19, 2019

Super Like - Ep. 137

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You hop on your phone while you’re sitting on the toilet for an undisclosed amount of time. You thumb lazily through various social media sites, looking for any inspiration. Nothing catches your eye; just heaps of selfies, rants from your crazy uncle that border on racism and xenophobia, ads for garbage products that some impoverished kids in a third world country worked on pennies on the dollar for, and inspirational quotes from people that you have seen for the 37th time this week.

You decide to exit out of social media. You browse through your other apps, hoping something pops out at you. Success! Tinder sits there, gleaming with its red flame icon. It begins to call out to you, “…swiiiiiiiiiiiiipppppe. Swiiiiiiiiiipppppe.” You listen to its plea and open up the app. It loads for a brief moment, whetting your desire to meet hot new singles in your area. A picture pops up and you see “NBA Live 19” on the screen. You swipe left in disgust, as your face crinkles in revolt. The next game pops up and you see “Far Cry New Dawn.” The picture is beautiful as the pink interlaced with the nature of the photo intrigues you. You look at more pictures and see photos of combat. The images are stunning! You click on the bio to read more. You get a few lines in and are completely underwhelmed by the lackluster plot. Suddenly, the photos seem less beautiful as you look again. You contemplate it for a few brief moments before swiping left.

You sigh, feeling as if this time spent on your smartphone has been a huge letdown. Social media has let you down. Tinder just isn’t cutting it. But wait! Suddenly, a picture of a Western in space illuminates onto your screen. You are mesmerized by the clash of two genres. It is pretty. It has character. It has an interesting art style. You look at more pictures, suddenly feeling giddy. Is this love at first sight?” you think to yourself. You can barely contain your excitement. You stand up and pull your trousers to your waist, completely forgetting to wipe away the excess. You don’t even flush the toilet. You start to pace your residence as you look at the pictures deeply. You go to the bio, eager to learn more. “The Outer Worlds is a role-playing video game featuring a first-person perspective. In the early stages of the game, the player can create their own character and unlock a ship, which acts as the game's central hub space.” You have seen all that you need to see. You swipe up, super liking the game. Now comes the waiting game to see if you match.

Hey there, Chompers. We had a lot of fun this week as we discussed games that we didn’t initially want to play, played, and were disgusted at ourselves for having missed the hype. We squeezed some actual gaming talk in there as we discussed some Smash and Hollow Knight. We pursued an unexpected Final Fantasy discussion, as we always seem to do, read some wonderful listener comments, and revealed the results of the polls. Thank you guys for listening, and enjoy swiping right on us!

Times:

Intros - 0:27

Skipped Games we returned to - 12:35

Listener Comments - 47:45

Spyro Reignited Trilogy - 1:26:42

Virtual Layton w. poll - 1:36:35

The Rest of the Weekly Polls - 1:56:10

Sassy D Merch ad - 1:57:04

Hollow Knight - 2:01:31

Recorded April 12, 2019

Word Pictures - Ep. 136

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This week the Sword Chomp crew (sans Shea) discuss the games that have gotten them through tough times. Without the professor droning on and on forever, there's room for tons of listener comments (and there were a lot of great ones on this topic) and catching up on what everyone has been playing. Pull up a drink, and crack open an easy chair while we talk about the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Wandersong, Hollow Knight, Baba Is You, Elder Scrolls Blades, and much more. Enjoy the show!

Times:

Intros - 0:27

Using Games to Cope - 4:30

Spyro Reignited Trilogy - 22:11

Listener Comments - 28:00

Sassy D Merch ad - 1:07:26

Wandersong - 1:11:50

Hollow Knight - 1:19:25

Baba Is You - 1:32:42

No Man's Sky VR - 1:39:55

Elder Scrolls Blades - 1:46:52

Last Minute Listener Comment - 1:57:52

Recorded April 5, 2019

A Little Bit of... - Ep. 135

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This week on the Chompcast, we had fun as Shea joined Morgan for a second week in his podcasting lair. We started off the show with discussing the SNES games that influenced our future game-playing choices. We shared our poll results after that. Next, we discussed the new Borderlands 3 trailer, and we asked you, the listeners, how you felt about it. We thank our Patreon supporters by giving them a hilarious shout-out (if you want to sign up, you can do so here). We wrapped up the show with our thoughts on the gaming world’s current masochist experience.

Our sponsor is Sassy D Merch, and they can be found here!

Intro – 00:00:27

Show Topic – 00:17:20

Polls – 00:55:02

Sassy D Merch Ad – 01:07:30

Borderlands 3 Talk – 01:10:05

Patreon Shout-outs – 01:34:07

Sekiro – 01:38:33

The Dark Souls of - Ep. 134

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A fun occasion this week has occurred, as Shea returned from across the pond to record the newest episode of the Chompcast in Morgan’s lair! We slam into this week with a blow of our hammer as we discuss Souls-esque games, or action role-playing games. We continue the talk as we delve into our initial impressions on Sekiro. Fish, Josh, and Morgan talk about Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, as Morgan’s pestering of Fish to play it has paid off. Last, we discuss the weekly poll results and the community comments on the topic.

Our weekly sponsor, Sassy D Merch, can be found here.

Times:

Intros - 0:27

Souls Games - 13:45

Community Comments - 33:25

Sassy D Merch ad - 1:15:52

Weekly Polls - 1:22:09

Recorded March 22, 2019

A Dark Twist - Ep. 133

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Ladies and gentlemen, this is the podcast that Morgan and Shea have been waiting for. This week, the topic of the Chompcast was sports gaming. Do we like it? Is it still interesting? Getting through Josh’s groans every 12 seconds (not really), we discussed our social media polls and interactions throughout the week. The actual gameplay was a bit slim, as we sadly didn’t play much this week. Dig your veneers into this fun-filled episode by the crew of Swordchomp!

Times:

Intros - 0:27

Sports Games - 15:45

Listener Comments - 56:25

Sassy D Merch ad - 1:23:54

Weekly Polls - 1:27:21

Patreon Poll - 1:58:48

Recorded March 15, 2019

Directors Eye - Ep. 132

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“Honey, I think that we need to break up,” the distressed woman stated.

“What? Why?!” the woman’s girlfriend shouted at her.

The woman cautiously responded, “I feel like our chemistry is off somehow. Something just hasn’t felt right since this relationship started.”

Suddenly, the conversation between the two froze. A third woman appeared. She opened a menu in thin air, and began to hit options frantically. She pressed one final button, prompting a ball of ethereal light shot from the menu into the two dating women. The third woman closed the menu and disappeared as fast as she had materialized. The scene started where it left off.

The first woman rubbed her head, feeling out of sorts. She opened her eyes and looked at her girlfriend. She began to feel in a way that she had never felt before. She grabbed her girlfriend’s hand, seeing her for the first time in a new way.

“I don’t know what I was talking about. I love you. I’ve always felt special with you. I don’t want to live a life without you,” she professed to her girlfriend, smiling.

The girlfriend smiled right back at the woman. A giant stream of saliva dribbled out of her mouth and poured onto the ground. The woman furled her brow and quizzically considered what just happened. She had never seen her girlfriend do that before.

The scene froze again, and the third woman reappeared, She pulled the menu out of thin air a second time, feverishly punched some buttons. The balls of light materialized and shot into the two dating women. The woman and the menu both disappeared, and the scene proceeded for a second time.

The woman had no recollection of the spittle incident, just remembering smiling with her girlfriend after rescinding her initial desire to end their relationship. She went in to kiss her girlfriend. As she planted her lips onto her girlfriend’s, her girlfriend’s lips felt wooden and stiff. The girlfriend barely moved her lips, yet still felt the passion that the woman had admitted to feeling. The scene paused for a third time.

Unlike real life situations, games in the current era have the ability to be adjusted and fixed to be a more complete experience. But how does that influence the initial playing of the game? Does updating a game give it a completely different ending feel compared to games of previous generations? That’s the question we posed to ourselves this week, ever-curious about the inner workings of gaming. We covered a multitude of games, such as Anthem, Ape Out, WarGroove, and more. Lastly, we took your comments and poll results and wrapped them up in a nice Sword Chomp sub...with a delicious side of some spicy mustard. Enjoy this incredibly fun and introspective episode!

Times:

Intros - 0:27

Sassy D Merch ad - 2:39

Margarita vs Margarita - 6:16

Game Patches - 12:25

Anthem - 1:00:04

WarGroove - 1:08:06

Apex Legends listener comments - 1:33:44

Polls - 2:03:38

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate - 2:11:43

Ape Out - 2:16:32

Wrap-up - 2:35:00

Recorded March 8, 2019

Groovy - Ep. 131

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Dun dun dun dun dun-dun dun dun dun dun dun-dun!

You are face to face with a trainer. You are clutching at your belt, deciding which Pokemon to throw out first. Your enemy tosses her first Pokeball out, and a Steelix emerges.

You think to yourself, I know what I’ll do! I’ll throw out my new water starter! It needs the experience. You take a Pokeball from your belt and throw it to the battlefield.

You look in front of you in confusion and horror. A Trubbish sits on the field staring back at you with its gomi eyes.

“What the hell?” you say out loud.

You throw the Pokeball back and put the Pokemon back into its ball.

“I’ve never even caught this Pokemon before. Oh well. Next one!”

Another Trubbish emerges.

“For the love of Arceus!”

You return the second Trubbish. You throw the other four Pokeballs at once, and 4 Trubbish sit in a garbage pile together. You stare dumbfounded. You throw the empty Pokeballs and the other two to the ground, and you walk away in anger.

This week on the Chompcast, Pokemon has made its away around to us again, as we discuss our first impressions of the reveal of Gen 8. We discuss our time with Anthem, enjoying it more than the critics. Morgan discusses his time with Far Cry: New Dawn. We run through the social media business, and we give you our business as we have fun in this excellent episode!

Times:

Intros - 0:27

Pokemon Sword and Shield impressions - 2:18

Listener Pokemon comments - 38:04

Anthem - 1:03:24

Far Cry New Dawn - 1:45:22

Sassy D Merch ad - 1:49:15

Catching up with the crew - 1:51:38

Legalizing Prostitution - 1:59:06

Recorded March 1, 2019