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 May 15, 2020

dan
 May 13, 2020
they literally said to listen to other episodes if you don't wanna hear politics. time will tell who's on the right side of history. love the podcast! also screw you Brian. Brad. whatever. love ya!

Brad
 Apr 28, 2020
Just want to hear about games, not your idiotic political views. Bye.

Jorda
 Mar 18, 2020


 Aug 27, 2019

Description

Each episode explores the video games people love and why they love them. Why do we imprint hard on certain games, and how do those games imprint on us? Keith and Jesse chat with celebrities, game developers, industry pros, and some folks you’d never guess are into video games.

Episode Date
Quarantine - Episode 65 (Change)
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Protests roll on, and Keith and Jesse take a look at some of the failing institutions and ideologies that got America to this point. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 05, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 64 (Unpacking)
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As the protests continue, now in all 50 states, Keith and Jesse try to unpack what it means to be white in America. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 04, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 63 (Civil Disobedience 2)
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Keith and Jesse are checking in with their experiences protesting in LA, and looking at what's been going on in the world over the last few days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 62 (Civil Disobedience)
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No video game talk today. Too much going on in the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 03, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 61 (LA Protests)
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Cities all across the country are protesting, and police all across the country are rioting in response. Keith and Jesse are protesting and sharing their stories about the LAPD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 60 (George Floyd)
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Yeah, this one is going to be rough. Keith and Jesse have a conversation about racism in America and the craziness that seems to be everywhere in the country right now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 59 (Call In Episode 7)
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Keith and Jesse are back talking to more listeners, and the secrets keep getting better. We've got bullets and accidental debauchery for days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 28, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 58 (Coasters)
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Everybody's staying home, but that doesn't mean we can't all enjoy theme parks. Keith and Jesse talk about a fun roller coaster game, and why some people are terrible at their jobs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2020
132: Backyard Baseball - Keith & Jesse (Pick Your Team)
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Summer is officially kicking off, and Keith and Jesse are celebrating with Backyard Baseball. So pick the fastest kid in your neighborhood and get nostalgic for 'The Sandlot' because they're definitely dropping a Benny The Jet reference or two. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 57 (Hair Metal)
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Do you miss hair metal? Long guitar solos, leather vests, and music videos that take place entirely on the hood of a sports car? So do Keith and Jesse. Ish. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 56 (Missing Food)
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Shawarma, deli sandwiches, enchiladas: all foods that Keith and Jesse just can't recreate during quarantine, and all foods that they're missing dearly. Enjoy an episode filled with meals and some talk about how Angus Young is still performing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 55 (Call In Episode 6)
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The call in episodes keep rolling with secrets and BBQ. Keith and Jesse are joined by Aristotle and some New Players listeners, one of which teaches us all about the importance of grabbing trash bags gently. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 21, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 54 (Metal Gear)
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Some older games are making a comeback in today's episode, because Keith and Jesse finally found a way to replay Metal Gear Solid. Actually it was just Keith, but we didn't want Jesse to feel left out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2020
131: Far Cry 4 - Keith & Jesse (Like Father, Like Son)
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Run from a rhino and learn how to use a bow and arrow real fast, because Keith and Jesse are jumping into Far Cry 4. There will be drugs. There will be rocket launchers. And there will be a very eccentric fashion designer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 53 (Yelling At Wilson)
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As the quarantine episodes march on Keith and Jesse think about what happens next. Will the world go back to normal? Will people riot? Will a vaccine solve everything? None of this is in the episode, I can just tell they're wondering about this stuff. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 52 (Announcement!)
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It's time for some New Player news. Keith and Jesse have a small announcement, and also a lot of thoughts on the fighter jet flyover that occurred right before this one was recorded. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 51 (Surviving Office Jobs)
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Everybody has had a terrible job or two, and Keith and Jesse are no exception. Settle in for a discussion about idiotic bosses, killing work hours online, and why you shouldn't trust HR. While we're at it, tell your coworkers how much you make. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 50 (Call In Episode 5)
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It's time for another call in episode filled with secrets, restaurant recommendations, and one very interesting story about losing a virginity. Keith and Jesse talk to some New Players about life before and during the quarantine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 14, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 49 (Burt Reynolds)
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Who is Tom Selleck? Who is Jim Caviezel? Who is taking this Jane Goodall MasterClass? Today's episode finally answered these questions. Not the Jim Caviezel one, though. Honestly, who is that guy?! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2020
130: Music In Gaming 2 - Keith & Jesse (2 Music 2 Furious)
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Grab some headphones and settle in, because it's time for volume II of music in gaming. Keith and Jesse share some of their favorite and most memorable songs from games throughout history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 48 (Fight Night)
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This episode's got some violence talk in it, and not the video game kind. Keith and Jesse discuss the world of combat sports, and check in on a stealth game they hope grabs their interest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 47 (Ruffalo & Banksy)
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The pandemic rolls on, and so does New Player Has Joined. Settle down with episode 47 of the quarantine series. Or scream into the void about how crazy the world has become. Both are acceptable. Either way, this episode features some Mark Ruffalo talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 46 (Class Warfare)
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Keith and Jesse are back, and also maybe a little bit ticked off. This episode contains a lot of political talk, as well as a dive into how people in power seek to abuse that power. But otherwise, very lighthearted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 45 (End Game: Non-Avengers Addition)
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Keith and Jesse are back with another quarantine episode. In this one they try to steal the Declaration of Independence to find the treasure map drawn in invisible ink on the back of it. I might be confusing this episode with National Treasure, but I'm not gonna look it up to fix it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 44 (Call In Episode 4)
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New Player listeners are back, and this time it's personal. Honestly it's personal every time because they tell us secrets about their lives. Basically what we're saying is ignore this episode description. Does anybody even read these? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 07, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 43 (One Handed)
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Nothing can stop Keith and Jesse from playing video games, not even injuries. Well, maybe like a really good sandwich could. Or a power outage. Sleep would do it, too. You know what? Lots of things could stop them, but not injuries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2020
129 - Math Blaster: Keith & Jesse (Are you Not Edutained?! )
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Not every video game is about shooting and lighting things on fire. Some are about math. And also shooting and lighting things on fire. Keith and Jesse put on their space suits for Math Blaster, and then they feel stupid because you don't need a space suit to record a podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 42 (Jazz & Prince)
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Keith and Jesse are back with another quarantine episode, and today they're talking about music. Jesse nerds out on jazz, and Keith misses Prince. Well honestly, we all miss Prince. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 04, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 41 (Hollywood Hunks)
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Video games and middle aged men who've still got it - that's the episode today. And if you think that's a weird combination, you're right. But be honest with us - you'd play a Brad Pitt themed game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 40 (Not Into It)
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Keith and Jesse are back and looking great at 40! Like, 40 episodes, not 40 years old. Please don't tell anybody they're 40. They live in LA, so they'll be sacrificed to an Oscar ceremony if people think they're 40. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 39 (Call In Episode 3)
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It's time for another call in episode. Keith and Jesse learn about some hidden restaurants, some amazing secrets, and one listener who took a very big detour on their way to Chicago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 38 (Other Podcasts!?)
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Keith and Jesse are keeping the quarantine rolling! Well I mean, not like they're responsible for any of this. They're just doing episodes. Please don't send them hate mail because of the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 30, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 37 (Division Also)
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Keith and Jesse have some opinions of the alt comedy scene. And strikes. And historical fiction. And The Division 2. And Netflix shows. Maybe on the movie 'Jackass' too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2020
128: God of War - Keith & Jesse (Kick Down A Door)
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Chain some giant knives to your arms because Keith and Jesse are back with a full length episode about the action-adventure classic God of War. It's over the top and violent in ways that scare your parents. Like we said - a classic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 36 (Hacking, War, and Conspiracies)
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Keith and Jesse are a little bit wary of free video games and conspiracy theories. Those two are unrelated. Or maybe they're not? Oh man, this might turn into a conspiracy theory... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 27, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 35 (Hodgepodge)
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This one has a lot of topics ranging from CBS sitcoms to North Korean news. Somewhere there's a wall of red yarn and newspapers that can connect those two. But aside from that, it's really just this episode that manages it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 34 (Critiquing Critics)
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Having trouble wading through games and finding the one that's right for you? You're not alone. Keith and Jesse talk about game scores and critics, and how it's hard to find a voice to trust. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 33 (The Comedy Story)
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Ever wonder how Keith and Jesse met? This episode answers your questions and gives you an insight into their lives as performers in New York. It's not all funny and feel good, but it has a decently happy ending. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 32 (Call In Episode #2)
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The call in episode is back with five more wonderful New Player listeners! Keith and Jesse get to connect with some awesome people with some really great secrets. Like, REALLY great secrets. You're gonna want to hear these secrets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 23, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 31 (High School)
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Remember high school? Sitting in class and learning things you'd go on to forget in 6 months time? Your mom falling in love with you because of a weird time travel loop, and almost falling into non-existence? Wait, that last part was Back To The Future. Anyway, here's an episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2020
127: Resident Evil - Keith & Jesse (Horror Defined)
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Doors, doors, and even more doors! Welcome to the game that put horror/survival on the map - Resident Evil. Keith and Jesse sit down to discuss the creepy hilarity at the heart of the original entry in the zombie genre's most iconic franchise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 30 (Disco Death)
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Keith and Jesse are exploring some new games and finishing some older ones. And then there's a combat sports talk for a few minutes. And some SNL talk. And Cliff Lee talk. This one has it all! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 20, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 29 (Spyware In Gaming)
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Some games you love, some games you hate, and some games are maybe used by hackers to spy on your computer data at all hours of the day. The world is weird. But hey, video games are still fun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 28 (Cities & Midgar)
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Keith and Jesse have both beaten Final Fantasy VII the remake, and they're here to share their thoughts. Not right away, though. First they gotta discuss some of the great American cities that have fallen on tough times. It's funnier than it sounds! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 27 (Crunch)
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Keith and Jesse are back with another quarantine episode. Will they talk about gaming news and what they're currently playing? You bet they will. Will they also talk about hating billionaires? Yeah, obviously they will. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 26 (Call In Episode)
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New Player Has Joined is here with its first ever call in episode! Our listeners were kind enough to join us from their homes, and even share some secrets with us. The future is weird. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 16, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 25 (Juggalos? Juggalos.)
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The Quarantine rolls on, and speaking of rollin' rollin' rollin', Keith and Jesse take a look at some of the worst and oddest music in recent history. Somewhere a large group of people just started chanting "Family." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2020
126: Doom - Keith & Jesse (Heavy Metal)
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Grab your chainsaw and get ready to take on a swarm demons, because it's finally time for the Doom episode. Keith and Jesse dive into the world of metal music, over the top gore, and adults who own swords to get to the bottom of this first person shooter classic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 24 (Mostly Movies)
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Sometimes you have to take a break from video games. Not playing them - just from talking about them. Keith and Jesse do just that and get some good movie talk in today. Oh, and then they talk about video games, too. They can't be stopped. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 13, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 23 (Voice Acting)
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Keith and Jesse are getting pretty far into the FFVII remake, and Keith has a bone to pick with voice actors. And with their neighbor, Lois. Hey Lois, we're gonna throw you in the pool! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 22 (Remake Time)
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It's finally here! The Final Fantasy VII remake is finally here! Keith and Jesse talk about the Final Fantasy VII remake, and how it's finally here! Hey everybody, it's finally here! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 21 (Positive)
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Jesse is getting ready to face the Wild Hunt, and Keith is just trying to make it to retirement. Plus, a very special announcement about coming episodes of the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 20 (Some More Politics)
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Welp, we're all still in lockdown mode, so Keith and Jesse still have some steam to blow off. Some gaming in this one, but also a good deal of politics. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 09, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 19 (2nd Date)
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With the Final Fantasy VII remake just days away, we're finally getting some news about how it looks. Keith and Jesse share what they've heard, and check in on what they're playing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2020
125: Grand Theft Auto V - Keith & Jesse (Five Stars)
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Get ready for some mayhem and maybe a few rounds of golf because we're about to explore the fictional yet very real world of Los Santos. Keith and Jesse are jumping into Grand Theft Auto V, and like anybody who jumps in this game, it's going to look silly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 18 ("Not" Talking About WoW)
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Keith and Jesse are back with some new gaming updates, and some celebrity gossip? Yeah, why not. This episode is brought to you by a great pasta sauce recipe and yelling "For the Horde!" whenever possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 06, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 17 (Podcast About Podcasts)
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Jump back into New Player Has Joined with some discussion about the games Keith & Jesse are exploring, and also why some podcasts are BS and shouldn't be podcast. Yeah, this one has some opinions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 16 (Hipster Chaos)
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Cruise ships are garbage and Keith and Jesse are killing time until the Final Fantasy VII remake. These two things are unrelated, and yet both very important to today's episode. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 15 (Games We Missed)
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The weeks are getting long, but Keith and Jesse are finding some comfort in older games. Jesse is diving into GTA V and Keith is on that World of Warcraft train. And you know what? It's pretty fun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 14 (Return Of The Stallion)
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Keith and Jesse are back, and so is Aristotle! He's safely at home playing N64, but he zoomed he's way onto the show to let everybody know, in very detailed answers, what he's doing with his days. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 02, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 13 (Pasta & Bad TV)
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Keith and Jesse search for detective games and wonder how Law & Order is still a show. Is Law & Order still a show? It feels like it's still a show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2020
124: General Chaos - Keith & Jesse (Just The General Type)
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Keith and Jesse are back with a blast from the past. A bazooka blast, specifically. It's time to talk about General Chaos and all of the cartoonish war that comes along with it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 12 (Shangri-La Prison)
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Keith and Jesse are covering all the important video game talking points in this episode. Afterlife prison, boyfriends being awkward around kids, passive aggression - you know, the basics. Oh and don't tell Brian. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 11 (Some Animal Crossing)
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Keith and Jesse are back! But also, they never left. Like they're not allowed to. So instead they're creating their own island in Animal Crossing and everybody is invited Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 10 (Economics In Gaming)
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Some games have currency, and other games have entire economies. Keith and Jesse get into the expansive world of WoW and how players make money in and out of the virtual world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 9 (Just Politics)
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Well, it finally happened. It's an episode with literally zero talk about video games. Keith and Jesse had some stuff to get off their chests, and it's all political. If you're looking for video games, go to literally any other episode. Otherwise, enjoy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 8 (Big Cats)
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Looking for some video game talk? You'll get some. But you'll also get some 'Tiger King' talk. Keith and Jesse are going over the games they're playing and the shows they're watching. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 26, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 7 (Good Old Games)
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Keith and Jesse are back and they're firing up some old games to find some comfort. World of Warcraft? Check. Counter-Strike? Yup. A third game? You bet! Settle in for some virtual comfort food. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2020
123: Death Stranding - Keith & Jesse (Mads & BB)
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Rain makes you old, ghosts want your pod baby, and the floating worms make you feel better. Obviously we're talking about a Hideo Kojima game. Keith and Jesse sit down to discuss Death Stranding and all the great weirdness that comes along with it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 6 (Charge For Umbrellas)
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Hot takes for today's episode: Mushroom pasta is good, the 'Cats' movie is not, and the colossuses in Shadow of the Colossus are bad at killing humans. Colossuses? Colossun? Colossi? We don't know. Keith & Jesse don't either. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 5 (Find A Good One)
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Day 5 of isolation and Keith and Jesse are now using a Ouija board to contact spirits mid-episode. I mean, they're not. That was a lie. Also, did anybody know that's how you spell Ouija? Keith and Jesse did not. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 4 (Getting Punchy)
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We're not even a week in and Keith and Jesse are maybe starting to lose it a little. Settle in for some more Q&A, and we're now officially taking bets on when these two go full Lord of The Flies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 3 (Questions and Answers)
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You have questions, Keith and Jesse have answers. It's time for a makeshift New Player mailbag episode, complete with updates on current games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 2 (Drunk Dogs)
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Day 2 of lockdown is in the bag, and Keith and Jesse are already playing new games. Settle in for some Undertale and RimWorld talk, as well as some news from Playstation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 19, 2020
Quarantine - Episode 1 (Get Cozy)
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Stuck inside due to a little bitty, teeny tiny global pandemic? Keith and Jesse have you covered. Get ready for episode one of their daily gaming and life recap during the Coronavirus shutdown. Seriously. Every day. It's gonna get weird. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2020
122: Syphon Filter - Keith & Jesse (Running Thumb)
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If it looks like a thumb, and it runs like a thumb it's probably the main character from Syphon Filter. Keith and Jesse discuss the 90's action game that they know is bad, but that they also know they love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2020
121: Final Fantasy VII Remake - Keith & Jesse (Demo)
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It's finally here... ish! The Final Fantasy VII remake now has a playable demo, and Keith and Jesse have listenable thoughts. They cover the gameplay, their hopes, their concerns, and also it was Jesse's birthday when this got recorded, so they were wearing birthday hats the whole time. You can't prove they weren't. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2020
120: Super Mario Bros. 2 - Keith & Jesse (Not Mario)
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Root vegetables, scary masks, and magic carpet rides - three staples of the... Mario franchise? Keith and Jesse discuss the NES classic Super Mario Bros. 2, a game that is technically a Mario game, and also technically not a Mario game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2020
119: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 - Lewaa Nasserdeen (Industry Talk)
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Keith and Jesse are joined by writer and creator Lewaa Nasserdeen to talk about Marvel vs. Capcom 2, a game so good that it turns convenience store clerks into hype men. That reference will make more sense after you hear the episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2020
118: Counter-Strike - Keith Kingbay (No Hacking)
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The truly great games don't just stick with you - they become a part of your life. Keith tells Jesse all about his experience playing Counter-Strike, sometimes for fun and sometimes for more. No hacking, or this episode will boot you from the server. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 18, 2020
117: Disney's Aladdin - Keith & Jesse (Wasting Food)
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Get ready for some questionable Disney facts and some midi versions of great songs, because Keith and Jesse are looking back at the Sega and SNES classic Aladdin. It's just like the movie, except he has a sword and murders people. But aside from that, very movie accurate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 11, 2020
116: Half-Life 2 - Aristotle Acevedo (Fun With Gravity)
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Break out your crowbar because Keith and Jesse are sitting down with their producer and friend Aristotle Acevedo to talk about one of the most revolutionary games in history, Half-Life 2. There probably won't be a third Half-Life episode on this show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 04, 2020
115: America's Army - Keith Kingbay (First Propaganda Shooter)
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Go to your happy place, and take us with you because Keith invited Jesse into the very upsetting world of America's Army - a game made by and distributed by the U.S. Army. No seriously, they made a video game. And you'll never believe it, but it's a first person shooter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 28, 2020
114: Eternal Champions - Before & After (Four Years?!)
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Keith and Jesse are back with the newest installment in the Before & After series, and this time they're accidentally discovering a lot about Jesse's childhood. Welcome to the weird and maybe anxiety inducing world of Eternal Champions - a game that probably did permanent damage to Jesse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 21, 2020
113: Mega Man 2 - Hampton Yount (He's A Murderer)
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Keith and Jesse are joined by comedian Hampton Yount to talk about the classic NES game Mega Man 2. Also, he's less a mega man and more of a mega boy. Oh, and he might be a murderer. Like he's probably a murderer. Definitely a murderer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 14, 2020
112: Final Fantasy VII - Jesse Neil (Disc 2)
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Keith and Jesse are back with disc 2 of Final Fantasy VII, and this time it's personal. No seriously, the entire second disc is about character growth. Well, character growth and giant monsters. It's still an RPG, after all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 07, 2020
111: ESPN Extreme Games - Before & After (Chad's Dead)
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Keith and Jesse are back with another installment in their Before & After series, and this time things are getting extreme! But like that kind of 90's extreme that isn't actually extreme. You know? Like there's lots of nacho cheese and guitar solos, but we're all still wearing wrist guards? That kind of extreme. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 31, 2019
110: The Best Games Of The Decade
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It's time for Kieth and Jesse to give out their awards for the best games of the decade. Who will win best game? Who will win best villain? Who will think of a third rhetorical question to ask in this episode synopsis? The answer to the first two questions will soon be revealed! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 24, 2019
109: SSX Tricky - Dave Holmes (It's A Secret)
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Grab your most early 00's clothing and get as "extreme" as you can, because this one is about SSX Tricky. Keith and Jesse sit down to talk about crazy snowboard tricks and bad electro music with Dave Holmes, and they are getting all the way up in the universe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 17, 2019
108: Star Wars: X-Wing - Keith & Jesse (Dagobah!)
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If there's one thing the world doesn't have enough of, it's Star Wars media! Keith and Jesse are back with one of their favorite PC games, Star Wars: X-Wing. Insert your own light saber sound effects here. You know you did. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 10, 2019
107: Video Game Awards 2019 (Sponsor Us)
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It's that time of year again. No, not the holidays. I mean, yes it's that too, but that's not what we're talking about. It's video game award season, and Keith and Jesse are discussing the hits and misses of 2019. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting! He's not, but it feels like he would, right? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2019
106: Worms Armageddon - Keith & Jesse (And Hoobastank)
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Keith and Jesse look back on one of their favorite PC games growing up, Worms Armageddon. You're gonna hear a lot of bad accents and worse music, but trust me, it's going to be fun. Oh and also bananas and cows. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2019
105: Twisted Metal 2 - Keith & Jesse (Shadow Aristotle)
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Pick a cool looking death machine and crank some metal, because Keith and Jesse sit down to talk about the 90's mayhem that is Twisted Metal 2. Oh, and Keith's dad drops in at the end. This episode has it all! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 19, 2019
104: Jesse Neil - Revolution X (Why?!)
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Well, it's happened again. Keith tricked Jesse into doing another episode he wasn't prepared for. Disc 2 of FFVII? Nope. Persona 5? Wrong again. It's the Aerosmith arcade game Revolution X. Yeah, it was surprising. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
103: Fire Emblem: Three Houses - Aldrin Cornejo (Deadly Hogwarts)
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A game about kids going to war and trying to get with their teacher? It must be an RPG. Keith and Jesse sit down with American Dad animator and friend of the show Aldrin Cornejo to talk about Harry Potter with more death, Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 05, 2019
102: IndieCade - Bo Ruberg (Sucka!)
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Keith and Jesse head to IndieCade 2019 to check out some games and talk with Bo Ruberg, a professor of video games. Yeah, you read that right. Professor of video games. Bet you're rethinking your career right about now, huh? Us too. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 29, 2019
101: Katamari Damacy - Oscar Montoya (On A Roll)
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We're cracking open the vault to give you one of the first ever recorded New Player episodes. Keith and Jesse sit down with comedian and friend Oscar Montoya to talk about how sometimes alienating games are just the opposite. It's time for some Katamari Damacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 22, 2019
100: The 100th Episode Spooktacular - Keith & Jesse
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It's the 100th episode of New Player Has Joined! Take a trip down Memory Lane with Keith and Jesse. And then make a left on Reminisce Avenue. That'll bring you to Recollection Drive. Stay on that until you see the Jiffy Lube. This episode is at the Jiffy Lube. Anyway, 100th episode!

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Oct 15, 2019
99: Jade Empire - Brendan Lynch-Salamon (For Real This Time)
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Okay, no lies this time. Keith and Jesse sit down with friend of the podcast Brendan Lynch-Salamon to talk about Jade Empire. They actually talk about it this time. No fake outs. Well maybe a small fake out. But we swear they talk about Jade Empire.

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Oct 08, 2019
98: Star Wars Galaxies - Keith Kingbay (Bamboozled)
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They finally tricked him into doing an episode. Keith and Jesse by joined by... Keith! To talk about his favorite game of all time, Star Wars Galaxies. Buckle up for some secrets, some subterfuge, and some spodcasting. Also, Brendan is there!

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Oct 01, 2019
97: Heroes of Might and Magic III - Maude Garrett (High Fantasy)
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We're diving into the world of fantasy, and we're doing it one faction at a time. Keith and Jesse are joined by Maude Garrett to discuss the hit PC strategy game Heroes of Might and Magic III. It's going to get nerdy in the best way possible.

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Sep 24, 2019
96: Half-Life - Keith & Jesse (Third Episode TBD)
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Time for a new game. Your weapon is a crowbar, your training is a PhD in theoretical physics, and you are a complete badass. Keith and Jesse get to the bottom of what made Half-Life such a success and why governments are just flat out terrifying.

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Sep 17, 2019
95: Earthworm Jim 2 - Keith & Jesse (Please Sponsor Us)
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Gameshows, cows, blind salamanders, and so much more - Keith and Jesse sit down to discuss one of the weirdest and most celebrated Sega Genesis classics, Earthworm Jim 2. Also, the whole thing was video taped, so it got weird fast. Enjoy!

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Sep 10, 2019
Secret Level: 8-Bit Jazz Heroes Live!
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A special episode of New Player Has Joined?! On a Sunday?! Question marks followed by exclamation points?! We're releasing the audio of the very talented 8-Bit Jazz Heroes set from our last live show. Enjoy some awesome music, and a few big announcements.

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Sep 09, 2019
94: Keith's Dad - Rick Smith (No, For Real)
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Keith and Jesse sit down with Keith's dad, Rick, to talk about what he remembers of gaming history and Keith's childhood. We'd let him tell you more about the episode, but he's busy doing tax returns.

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Sep 03, 2019
93: Pong - Gaming History (But Not Boring!)
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It's time for a new kind of episode. Keith and Jesse are diving deep into the history of Pong - a game that many people consider to be the beginning of home consoles. Is the game exciting? Nah, not really. But the story of the game's creation genuinely is! 

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Aug 27, 2019
92: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - Oscar Montoya (I Like This Game)
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All of our besties are here! Keith and Jesse are joined by comedian and friend of the show Oscar Montoya to talk about Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. And Aristotle's voice might even be heard for a second!

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Aug 20, 2019
91: Road Rash - Keith & Jesse (Mostly Chains)
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Keith and Jesse look back on the Sega Genesis classic Road Rash. Will there be some weird music and devastating crashes? Of course there will. And it'll be great.

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Aug 13, 2019
90: Celeste - Keith & Jesse (Anxiety Galore)
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Get ready to dash and die because Keith and Jesse are back and jumping into Celeste. And a lot of spikes. Over and over again. So many spikes. Constant death. Lots of anxiety. Terrible panic. But it's fun!

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Aug 06, 2019
89: Stardew Valley - Avery Monsen (Slightly Addicted)
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The first step is admitting you have a problem. The second step is getting to level 120 of the mines. Keith and Jesse are joined by comedian Avery Monsen to talk about Stardew Valley and how sometimes too much of a good thing is a hilarious thing.

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Jul 30, 2019
88: Earthbound - Jackie Johnson Live (Cheat Codes)
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Things are about to get funky, emotional, and flat out weird. Keith and Jesse are joined by Jackie Johnson to talk about the cult classic RPG Earthbound. So grab that cracked baseball bat and get ready to fight some aliens, because New Player Has Joined is back, and this time it's live!

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Jul 23, 2019
87: NHL 94 - Keith & Jesse (And Some 93, Too)
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Keith and Jesse are back to talk about one of their favorite childhood games, NHL 94. Well, and NHL 93. Both. They're very similar. So lace up, because there's a very blue ice rink waiting for you.

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Jul 16, 2019
86: Metal Gear Solid - Keith & Jesse (A Podcast?)
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Go ahead and hide in a cardboard box all you want, but that ninja with an invisibility cloaking device will find you either way. Keith and Jesse sit down to finally dive into the Playstation classic Metal Gear Solid. Cigarettes not included.

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Jul 09, 2019
85: Star Fox 64 - Aristotle Acevedo (He Speaks)
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Hey could you come into the booth and check the levels on our headphones? Because Keith and Jesse just tricked their lovable producer Aristotle into being their newest guest. It's time to finally hear him speak, specifically about Star Fox 64.

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Jul 02, 2019
84: NBA 2K - Edgar Momplaisir (Now With Story)
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Keith and Jesse sit down with comedian Edgar Momplaisir to talk about NBA 2K, and why other basketball games just don't compare. This episode is a slam dunk! ...we're so sorry.

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Jun 25, 2019
83: E3 Extravaganza 2019 (Bring Out Keanu)
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Bring out an adorable dog and get ready to announce the 6th installment of a game you thought ended five years ago, because Keith and Jesse are back with their yearly E3 recap episode. Come for the news, stay for them gushing about the FFVII remake.

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Jun 18, 2019
82: Fallout 4 - Love It/Hate It
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Grab a sarcastic companion and horde all the aluminum cans you can find because there's another settlement that needs your help. Keith and Jesse are exploring the post-apocalyptic wasteland that is Fallout 4, and they love it just as much as they hate it.

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Jun 11, 2019
81: Overwatch - Johnny Pemberton (No Ego)
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Who's your main? A climatologist? An Australian anarchist? A hamster? Keith and Jesse sit down with comedian Johnny Pemberton to talk about the ever changing game of Overwatch.

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Jun 04, 2019
80: Inside - Aaron Bleyaert (Plus Voicemail)
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Keith and Jesse sit down with Clueless Gamer's Aaron Bleyaert to talk about how none of us have free will, and how only children wear shorts. It's also the first Voicemail Bag episode! 

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May 28, 2019
79: Tekken 2 - Biqtch Puddin' (And Johnny Cage)
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Most fighting games have memorable characters, but only a select few have a wrestler who might be a literal lion. Keith and Jesse sit down with Biqtch Pudding' to talk about her love for Tekken 2, and some of her favorite characters in video game history.

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May 21, 2019
78: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Rodolfo Landeros (No Regrets)
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Break out your distortion pedal and your harpsichord (you have those, right?) because it's about to get classical and metal. Keith and Jesse sit down with Rodolfo Landeros to talk about Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. 

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May 14, 2019
77: Final Fantasy VII - Jesse Neil (Disc 1)
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It's finally here. Summon Holy and grab your Buster Sword because Keith and Jesse are dropping the first in a three part series about Final Fantasy VII. And once we get on this train- well, you get it.

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May 07, 2019
76: Strider - Before & After (We Still Don't Know)
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The Sega Genesis took a lot of big swings. Some of them hit, and some of them didn't. Strider kind of didn't. Keith and Jesse are back with a new installment in their Before & After series, and this time they're genuinely confused. 

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Apr 30, 2019
75: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Jessica Chobot (About Time)
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Some games don't need an introduction. Keith and Jesse sit down with Jessica Chobot to talk about The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

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Apr 23, 2019
74: Music In Gaming
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Keith and Jesse take a trip down memory lane. From NES classics like 'Mega Man' to new favorites like 'Persona 5' this episode explores and celebrates one of gaming's greatest assets - its music.

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Apr 16, 2019
73: Borderlands 2 - Steve Berg (The Psychic)
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We're just going to say it - this episode accidentally predicted the future. No big deal. Keith and Jesse are joined by Steve Berg to talk about Borderlands 2, and all the fun that comes with loot grinding.

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Apr 09, 2019
72: Oxenfree - Lauren Shippen (Unfinished Business)
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Careful how you tune your handheld radio - you might open up an inter-dimensional rift. Keith and Jesse sit down with Lauren Shippen to discuss Oxenfree, therapy, and why the guy from Doom is maybe 100% mentally healthy.

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Apr 02, 2019
71: Goal! - Mauricio Pedroza (Mucho Macho)
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Put on your cleats and get ready to trash talk your opponent. Keith and Jesse sit down with friend and ESPN anchor Mauricio Pedroza to discuss the NES classic Goal. Annoying sound effects not included.

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Mar 26, 2019
70: SimCity 2013 - We Can't Save This (Offline)
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Keith and Jesse are back with the newest installment of the 'We Can't Save This' series, and this time they're taking aim at SimCity 2013. It was impossible to sign into, and once you got in things only got worse. Get ready for some mind boggling choices, because EA strikes again.

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Mar 19, 2019
69: XIII - Dave Ross (Style & Class)
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A game that takes risks is definitely worth talking about, and if it stars one of the 'X-Files' leads, even better. Keith and Jesse sit down with comedian Dave Ross to talk about an uncommon first person shooter - XIII. And they're pretty sure David Duchovny approves.

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Mar 12, 2019
68: Night In The Woods - Before & After (Real Life Real Talk)
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Sometimes games are more than just fun, and Night In The Woods is one of those games. Keith and Jesse are back with a new installment in the Before & After series, and this time it's getting a little real.

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Mar 05, 2019
67: Xenogears - Ryan Copple (A Lotta Plot)
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If you like a plot with serious twists and turns, and maybe a bunch of religious undertones, this episode is for you. Keith and Jesse sit down with Ryan Copple to talk about one of the most involved JRPGs of all time, Xenogears. Will they figure out what happens in this game? Mostly!

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Feb 26, 2019
66: ToeJam & Earl - Lindsay Katai (We Want The Funk)
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Keith and Jesse sit down with Lindsay Katai to talk about the funkiest game that ever did funk - ToeJam & Earl. It's got everything a great game should have, and also a bunch of stuff that no game needs. And you know what? We love all of it.

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Feb 19, 2019
65: Cyberia - Before & After (But The Graphics)
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Do you love well written plots and thoughtful game mechanics? Well too bad. Keith and Jesse are back with another installment in the Before & After series, and this time they're exploring the world of Cyberia. Is it a perfect game? No. But is it worth your time? Also no. But it's very fun to mock.

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Feb 12, 2019
64: Time Crisis II - Chris Laxamana (Co-op And Quarters)
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Arcades are magical places, but even more so when you discover one of your favorite games of all time. So step on that pedal and reload because Keith and Jesse are sitting down with Chris Laxamana to talk about scrounging for quarters for Time Crisis II.

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Feb 05, 2019
63: The New Tetris - Mano Agapion (Zen State)
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Put on your favorite classical music and hope for a long, skinny piece, because it's time for some puzzle action. Keith and Jesse are joined by comedian Mano Agapion to talk about Tetris. But not just any old Tetris. No, this Tetris is new as hell.

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Jan 29, 2019
62: PaRappa The Rapper - Jon Orr (Believe)
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Keith and Jesse sit down with Jon Orr to talk about the game that made rap famous - PaRappa The Rapper... It didn't make rap famous? Rap was already very famous? Oh, okay. Well regardless, it's a game about rapping.

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Jan 22, 2019
61: Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers - Frank Garcia-Hejl ()
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New Player Has Joined is going back to your childhood with an old Disney classic. Keith and Jesse are joined by comedian Frank Garcia-Hejl to talk about the adorably fun Chip n' Dale NES game. Also, Jesse discovers he's bad at video games.

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Jan 15, 2019
60: The Simpsons - Eliot Glazer (So Much Kidnapping)
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Keith and Jesse are joined by comedian Eliot Glazer to talk about the beat 'em up classic Simpsons arcade game. You'll have some fun, spend some quarters, and mash some bbuttons (The extra B is for B.Y.O.B.B).

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Jan 08, 2019
59: NHL Hitz 2002 - Before & After (Keep Rollin')
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New Year, same show! Keith and Jesse kick off 2019 exploring one of the best hockey games of all time - NHL Hitz 2002. Is it NBA Jam but on ice? Keith says no. Jesse says no to Keith's no.

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Jan 01, 2019
58: Goodbye 2018 (Hello Dragons)
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With 2018 on it's way out, Keith and Jesse look back on a year of episodes, games, and guests. Will your favorite moment be mentioned in this annual recap? I don't know, maybe? It's not really about you. Jeez.

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Dec 25, 2018
57: Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! - Glenn Boozan (Secrets)
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Do you enjoy pocket monsters, charming animation, and dark secrets from other people's pasts? Of course you do. Keith and Jesse sit down with comedian Glenn Boozan to talk about her newest video game love, Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! It's fun for everybody, except one unfortunate animal.

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Dec 18, 2018
56: Duke Nukem Forever - We Can't Save This (Not That We'd Want To)
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Keith and Jesse are back with a new episode format - We Can't Save This. Enjoy a walk through terrible memory lane as this episode dives deep into one of the worst video games ever made, Duke Nukem Forever. There will be jokes, there will be games, and there will be no mercy.

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Dec 11, 2018
55: Paper Mario - Dan Perrault (Snow Day Magic)
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Keith and Jesse are joined by 'American Vandal' creator Dan Perrault to talk about Paper Mario. Also some Pizza Hut talk. Gotta love that Pizza Hut! Pizza Hut, please sponsor this show.

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Dec 04, 2018
54: Spyro The Dragon - Jamie Loftus (Small Graves)
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It's time to jump back to the original Playstation to examine an often overlooked classic. Keith and Jesse are joined by Jamie Loftus to talk about Spyro The Dragon - a game with a lot of plot holes, but even more reasons to love it.

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Nov 27, 2018
53: Peggle - Dory Greenberg (Butts Again)
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Some games are huge and some games are niche, and this game might be both. Keith and Jesse sit down with Dory Greenberg to talk about Peggle - the only video game that might also be Plinko from The Price Is Right.

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Nov 20, 2018
52: Dragon Age: Inquisition - Kelly Nugent (Butts)
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Keith and Jesse are once again joined by friend of the show Kelly Nugent. What are they talking about? Only the most important question when it comes to Dragon Age: Inquisition - who you sleeping with?

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Nov 13, 2018
Bonus: Maculate Conception - Preview
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Enjoy a special preview of Maculate Conception. Join Abbe and Isaac Feder, as they start on their complicated and emotional quest to start a family. Subscribe to Maculate Conception on Himalaya, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Nov 08, 2018
51: Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time - Matt Apodaca (Valid)
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Keith and Jesse sit down with comedian Matt Apodaca to talk about his favorite game of all time, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. There are a lot of opinions in this one. And you know what? They're all totally okay to have.

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Nov 06, 2018
50: Donkey Kong Country - John Asante (A Barrel Of Fun)
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 Keith and Jesse are back to talk about a Super Nintendo classic, Donkey Kong Country. This episode has everything including John Asante, DK rapping, and a general discussion about who exactly Diddy Kong is. 

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Oct 30, 2018
49: A Boy And His Blob - Andy Beckerman (Too Many Jellybeans)
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 Sometimes our childhood favorites aren't great or even good games. And you know what? That's okay. Keith and Jesse sit down with Andy Beckerman to talk about A Boy And His Blob: Trouble On Blobolonia. 

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Oct 23, 2018
48: WarioWare - Danielle Radford (Everything's A Game)
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We all love a good video game, but how about hundreds of games in one? Keith and Jesse join Danielle Radford to talk about the WarioWare games, because sometimes we all want a little bit of crazy.

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Oct 16, 2018
47: WWF Smackdown - Hal Lublin (We're Men In Tights)
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Get ready for some tights, some trash talk, and some foldable chairs because Keith and Jesse are sitting down with Hal Lublin to talk about the original WWF Smackdown game, and why wrestling is wonderful.

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Oct 09, 2018
46: Fortnite - Dan Cummins (Just Dance)
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Keith and Jesse sit down with Dan Cummins to talk about the biggest game in the world - Fortnite. Will they dive deep into the history of the game, or simply hide in a basement while the storm closes in around them?

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Oct 02, 2018
45: Dark Souls - Open Mike Eagle (You Downloaded)
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Is it an easy game? No. Is it a frustrating game? Absolutely. Is it a fun game? Somehow, yes. Keith and Jesse dive into the challenging and rewarding world of Dark Souls with Open Mike Eagle. Spoiler Alert - they die a ton of times.

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Sep 25, 2018
44: Old School Games - J. Keith Van Straaten (The Golden Age)
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There was once a time where you didn't just need a physical copy of a game to play it, but you actually needed to go to a huge room and spend quarter after quarter to beat a level. And you know what? It was wonderful. Keith and Jesse sit down with J. Keith Van Straaten to talk about Atari, arcades, and all things old-school gaming.

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Sep 18, 2018
43: Blades Of Steel - Megan Rice & Wendi Starling (Young Whippersnappers)
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Ever wanted to hear Keith be unable to talk about the sport he loves even though the game in question is a hockey game? Well you're in luck. Keith and Jesse sit down with Jammerz hosts Megan Rice and Wendi Starling to talk about Blades Of Steel. But somehow no hockey.

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Sep 11, 2018
42: Braid - Jeremy Bent (You Know Nothing Jon Blow)
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Keith and Jesse are joined by Mission To Zyxx's Jeremy Bent to talk about the indie hit Braid. No shooting, no big budget, no large studio - just a thoughtful, great puzzle game created by somebody with a great idea. 

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Sep 04, 2018
41: Live From ATX (Phil Rosenthal & Graham Yost)
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Keith and Jesse are back with a live episode from the ATX Television Festival. This time they're sitting down with Graham Yost (Speed/Sneaky Pete) and Phil Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond/Somebody Feed Phil) to talk about a few of their favorite games of all time.

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Aug 28, 2018
40: Firewatch - Jesse Thorn (Exploring Emotions)
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Get your 'Intro To Psych' textbooks ready because Keith and Jesse are sitting down with Jesse Thorn to discuss the complex emotional journey of the indie game Firewatch. Towerwatch? Not Overwatch, right? No, yeah. Firewatch. It's definitely Firewatch.

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Aug 21, 2018
39: Haunted House - Alie Ward (The Juggling Goth)
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What's the scariest thing you can imagine? Okay, now picture something way less scary. That's what this episode is about. Keith and Jesse sit down with Ologies host Alie Ward to talk about her first video game love - Haunted House for the Atari.

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Aug 14, 2018
38: Portal - Alison Haislip (The Episode Is A Lie)
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Grab your weightedcompanion cube because it's time to have fun with physics. Keith and Jesse sit down with 'Attack Of The Show!' star Alison Haslip to talk about why Portal is both terrifying and funny. So enjoy the episode and also a series of possibly dangerous tests that may or may not result in your untimely insineration. And then there will be cake.

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Aug 07, 2018
37: Diddy Kong Racing - Dani Fernandez (Flying Under The Radar)
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When you think of famous N64 cartoonish racing games, what's the first game that comes to mind? Mario Kart. Okay, so what about the second game that comes to mind? Keith and Jesse sit down with Nerdificent's Dani Fernandez to talk about Diddy Kong Racing, and why this less celebrated game is none-the-less great.

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Jul 31, 2018
36: Bioshock Infinite - Brett Boham and Alex Ramsey (Live At ATX)
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New Player Has Joined is back with their first epeisode recorded in the heart of downtown Austin during the ATX festival. Keith and Jesse sit down with the founders of Foreverdog, Brett Boham and Alex Ramsey, to talk about their love for Bioshock Infinite. Also wizards, sky cities, and all the other best things in life.

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Jul 23, 2018
35: Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble - Bowen Yang (Living On The Edge)
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When most people imagine gaming they picture a couch, a TV, and a controller. But some games are best enjoyed from the backseat of our parents' sedan on long, long road trips. Keith and Jesse sit down with comedian Bowen Yang to discuss his love of Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, and his nostalgia for the golden age of Game Boy.

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Jul 16, 2018
34: Fable 2 - Allie Goertz (Just Be Yourself)
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Lots of games let you play as a hero and lots of games let you play as a villain, but some games let you explore the grey area between the two. Keith and Jesse sit down with Allie Goertz to talk about Fable 2 and all the ways you can be your best and w...

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Jul 10, 2018
33: Yoshi's Island, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and Halo 2 - 8-Bit Jazz Heroes (The First Music Episode)
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Music plays a large role in creating memorable video games, so it seems only natural that New Player Has Joined would find some great musicians to talk to about both mediums. Keith and Jesse sit down with the members of 8-Bit Jazz Heroes to discuss the...

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Jul 03, 2018
32: Grim Fandango - Chelsea Davison (Don't Fear The Reaper)
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Most videos games involve death in one way or another, but few try to present it as entertaining and whimsical. Keith and Jesse sit down with comedian Chelsea Davison to talk about the LucasArts classic Grim Fandango - a game where everything is dead a...

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Jun 26, 2018
31: E3 Extravaganza (2018)
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E3 has come and gone, and that means it's time to sit down and reflect on the huge collection of announcements and trailers the gaming world has just witnessed. Join Keith and Jesse as they break down a ton of news and reveals from the week, and oh my ...

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Jun 19, 2018
30: Need For Speed: No Limits - Marlena Rodriguez (Blueprint For Success)
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Forget about the PC versus consoles debate - New Player Has Joined is jumping back into the world of mobile gaming. Keith and Jesse sit down with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Marlena Rodriguez to talk about speed, and how sometimes you just need it.

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Jun 12, 2018
29: Secret of Mana - Josh Ball (First Loves)
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Keith and Jesse sit down with Josh Ball of Loot Crate to talk about one of the most beloved RPGs of all time, Secret of Mana. If you're an RPG fan, you've probably played this SNES gem. But if you're not an RPG fan, you're still going to want to hear a...

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Jun 05, 2018
28: Call Of Duty 3 - Trevor Moore (All Part Of The Game)
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Some people need story, some need graphics, and some need memorable characters. But for others, it's all about the multiplayer. Keith and Jesse sit down with The Whitest Kids U' Know's Trevor Moore to talk about Call Of Duty 3, and how sometimes you ju...

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May 29, 2018
27: Monster Hunter: World - Ify Nwadiwe (Nerds Who Lift)
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Grind, get loot, build gear, repeat: some games are loops, and we're just fine with that. Keith and Jesse sit down with Ify Nwadiwe to talk about Monster Hunter: World, and how sometimes there aren't enough squat racks.

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May 22, 2018
26: Myst - Siobhan Thompson (No Karate)
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As more and more video games become fast paced and intense it's sometimes good to remember when things were a little more calm. Maybe even eerily calm. Keith and Jesse sit down with comedian Siobhan Thompson to talk about Myst, and why sometimes a puzz...

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May 15, 2018
25: Blizzard Games - Jon Gabrus (Kind Of Heroes Of The Storm)
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Are you into strategy games? Do you know what MOBA stands for? Are you reading this sentence? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the episode for you. Keith and Jesse sit down with Jon Gabrus to talk about Diablo, Heroes Of The Storm...

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May 08, 2018
24: The Sims - Jackie Johnson (Need That Spanish Villa)
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Are there any bosses? Nope. Any crazy fighting mechanics? None. Puzzles? Not really. But is it one of the most popular video games of all time? Absolutely. Keith and Jesse sit down with the host of Natch Beaut, Jackie Johnson, to talk about her love of...

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May 01, 2018
23: Kingdom Hearts - Jared Bauer (When Worlds Collide)
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Some pairings are obvious: peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, and a third good pairing. But what about Disney and Final Fantasy? Keith and Jesse sit down with Wisecrack co-founder Jared Bauer to talk about the wonder that is Kingdom Hear...

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Apr 24, 2018
22: Civilization V - Paul Gilmartin (Where Does The Time Go?)
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If you've ever played Civilization then you know a few things are always true - you have to build those wonders, never trust Gandhi, and this game makes hours disappear. Keith and Jesse are going by the host of The Mental Illness Happy Hour, Paul Gilmartin.

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Apr 17, 2018
21: Guitar Hero - Miles Gray (Now Here's The Thing About This Game...)
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Sometimes video games are about more than just pointing a weapon and defeating an enemy. Daily Zeitgeist host Miles Gray joins Keith and Jesse in studio to talk about music, Guitar Hero, and to finally answer the age old question - what's chill?

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Apr 10, 2018
20: Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch - Love It/Hate It
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Every game has pros and cons, but some are more polarizing than others. Keith and Jesse dive into the world of Ni No Kuni to try and figure out if they love this game or hate it.

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Apr 03, 2018
19: Mass Effect 2 - Kelly Nugent (Love To Game, Game To Love)
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We all love games, but do we love characters? I mean really love them? Like, take them home to mom and dad love them? Keith and Jesse sit down with Kelly Nugent to get to the bottom of what makes game relationships work.

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Mar 27, 2018
18: Devil's Crush & Arcades In General - Joe DeRosa (Back To Basics)
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Do you miss when video games were a little simpler? Joe DeRosa does, and he sits down with Kieth and Jesse to talk a little about Devil's Crush and a lot about how games are at their best when they're simple and fun.

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Mar 20, 2018
17: X-Men - Dan Murrell (Super Let Down)
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Most kids grow up loving super heroes, but what about super hero video games? Keith and Jesse are joined by Dan Murrell who has a few critiques regarding Sega's X-Men game.

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Mar 13, 2018
16: Assassin's Creed - Shereen Younes (The Gaming World)
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Keith and Jesse sit down with Shereen Younes to talk about her home nation of Syria, and how it feels to play Assassin's Creed when the game takes place in your historical backyard.

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Mar 06, 2018
15: Sonic The Hedgehog - Amanda Seales (The Gift Of Sega)
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He's fast, he's blue, and he's Sega's answer to Mario. Keith & Jesse jump into the world of 'Sonic The Hedgehog' as Amanda Seales talks about her love for the speedy mascot.

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Feb 27, 2018
14: NCAA Football 07 - Isaiah Lester (It's 2028 Somewhere)
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Are you more of a sports person or a video game person? Isaiah Lester sits down with Keith and Jesse to explain why you don't have to choose.

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Feb 20, 2018
13: The Last Of Us... ish - Ron Funches (Once Is Enough)
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Keith and Jesse sit down with Ron Funches to talk about everybody's favorite emotionally devastating game, The Last Of Us. Oh, and there's also some talk about Super Mario Bros. III and touching butts.

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Feb 13, 2018
12: NBA Jam - Andrew Law ("Casual" Gaming)
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Some games allow you to be a hero, others to be a villain, and one in particular to slam dunk a basketball with a 40 foot vertical. Keith and Jesse sit down with 'Silicon Valley' writer Andrew Law to talk about the joy that is playing NBA Jam.

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Feb 06, 2018
11: Kid Chameleon - Before & After (The 90's In A Nutshell)
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Keith and Jesse sit down for the second installment of their Before And After series, and this time they're diving into Kid Chameleon. What will they find? A whole lot of leather jackets.

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Jan 30, 2018
10: Mortal Kombat - Mari Takahashi (Macho Man Randy Scorpion)
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Blood, gore, violence, sweatpants - Mortal Kombat has it all. Keith and Jesse sit down with Mari Takahashi as they explore the 90's game that terrified your parents.

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Jan 23, 2018
9: Persona 3 - Kyle Clark (Friends In Strange Places)
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Do video game characters count as friends? Keith and Jesse sit down with Kyle Clark to talk about making emotional connections with 1's and 0's in Persona 3.

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Jan 16, 2018
8: Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Dan Van Kirk (This Title Is Already Too Long)
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Keith and Jesse get all ghillied up with Dan Van Kirk to talk about keeping in touch with friends via Modern Warfare.

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Jan 09, 2018
7: Pokemon Red - Shelby Fero (Stupid Sexy Pokemon)
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Keith and Jesse sit down with comedian Shelby Fero as she looks back on her time playing Pokemon for Gameboy. Whether you chose Charmander, Squirtle, or Bulbasaur we can all agree - Magikarp sucks.

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Jan 02, 2018
6: The Banner Saga - David Ebert (Walkthroughs vs. Newborns)
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Are walkthroughs cheating, or just the preferred choice of prepared gamers? Keith and Jesse sit down with their old friend Dave Ebert as the three explore the harsh world of The Banner Saga and get to the bottom of how best to play strategy games.

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Dec 26, 2017
5: Playstation and N64 (Keith & Jesse Gaming On Christmas)
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Keith and Jesse take some time to look back on their favorite Christmas gaming memories. From an ill advised console wish to the ways games bring us closer with friends and family, this episode is all about holiday cheer (and how Ecco The Dolphin makes no sense)

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Dec 19, 2017
4: Super Mario 64 - Mike Drucker (The Joy Of Mario)
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Mike Drucker discusses the pure joy that is Super Mario 64 as Keith and Jesse remember the feeling of video games moving into the 3D world.

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Dec 12, 2017
3: Dune - Before & After (How Keith & Jesse Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb)
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Keith introduces Jesse to the wonderful world of Dune - a mind bending sci-fi bomb that forever altered the history of strategy games.

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Dec 05, 2017
2: Street Fighter III - Heather Anne Campbell (Secret Attacks With Team Ryu)
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Keith and Jesse sit down with Heather Anne Campbell as she describes the creation of video game tournaments, and why Street Fighter III deserves a spot in history.

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Dec 05, 2017
1: Fez - Adam Conover (Tiny Hat, Huge World)
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It wouldn't be an interview with Adam Conover without him teaching you something. Keith and Jesse sit down to talk about the indie sensation Fez, and come away with some newfound insight into the beauty of the game.

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Dec 05, 2017
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Jan 01, 2014