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!
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