How Did This Get Played?

By Earwolf & Heather Anne Campbell, Nick Wiger

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 Apr 7, 2020

Vex
 Dec 27, 2019
The only non-AP Podcast I will drop everything for. It's mostly jokes, but is peppered by fascinating insights sometimes about games, but often about the hosts, guests, or something else. Manages to be unexpected more than expected.


 Nov 9, 2019


 Oct 14, 2019


 Sep 27, 2019

Description

Heather Anne Campbell and Nick Wiger love video games. Together, they're playing the very worst and weirdest games ever made with their funniest friends to get down to this fundamental question: How Did This Get Played?


Episode Date
Street Fighter The Movie with Jason Mantzoukas & Paul Scheer
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Jason Mantzoukas and Paul Scheer (How Did This Get Made?) join Nick and Heather to discuss the video game adaptation of Street Fighter: The Movie. They talk about the Jean Claude Van Damme of it all, what the game gets wrong about Street Fighter, and more.
Jun 01, 2020
Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City (w/ Dave Schilling)
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Dave Schilling (Full Court Chat) joins Nick and Heather to discuss Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City. They talk about MJ's legacy, the city of Chicago, Michael's vocal performance, and more!
May 25, 2020
Bart vs The Space Mutants (w/ Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert of Talking Simpsons)
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Bob Mackey & Henry Gilbert (Talking Simpsons, Retronauts) join Nick and Heather to discuss The Simpsons: Bart vs The Space Mutants. They talk about the Simpsons' storied history in bad video games, the confusing mechanics of the game, and more!
May 18, 2020
Doki Doki Literature Club with Mary Laws
4022
Mary Laws (Succession, Preacher) joins Nick and Heather to discuss genre-bending visual novel Doki Doki Literature Club. They talk about how the game operates on a meta level, the dark bait and switch of genres, and more!
May 11, 2020
Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy with Chance Morris aka Sodapoppin
3589
Chance Morris AKA Sodapoppin (Twitch) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the extremely difficult platformer Getting Over It With Bennett Foddy. They talk about getting started with WoW, speedruns, how completing difficult tasks becomes satisfying, and more.
May 04, 2020
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (w/ Zach Reino)
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Zach Reino (Off Book, Brews Brothers) returns to the show to talk about Animal Crossing: New Horizons with Nick and Heather! They talk about what makes the game so playable, the benevolent landlord Tom Nook, and more!
Apr 27, 2020
Everything (w/ Jon Gabrus)
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Jon Gabrus (Action Boyz, High and Mighty) returns to the show for the 4/20 episode to talk about the procedurally generated simulation game, Everything. They talk about gaming while high, the narration by philosopher Alan Watts, the weird way the animals move, and more!
Apr 20, 2020
Waterworld
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Nick, Heather and Matt go deep on the video game adaptation of Waterworld! They talk about how good the game's music is compared to the movie, the too clear vocal samples, and more!
Apr 13, 2020
Ace Of Seafood (w/ Cirocco Dunlap)
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Cirocco Dunlap (Russian Doll, Miracle Workers) returns to the show to talk underwater action shooter Ace of Seafood! They talk about the implications of an ocean animal uprising, the imagination of the creator, the surprising gore, and more!
Apr 06, 2020
The Stanley Parable
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Nick, Heather, and Matt deep dive on The Stanley Parable. They discuss the game as an art piece, the branching narratives, breaking the rules, and more!

Mar 30, 2020
Premium DLC: Games to Play While Quarantined
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Nick, Heather and Matt get together online to recommend games to play while you're staying indoors and staying safe!

Mar 25, 2020
Panty Party (w/ Ify Nwadiwe)
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Ify Nwadiwe (Nerdificent, Candy Dinner) returns to the show to join Nick and Heather via the internet to discuss the panty-based arena shooter game, Panty Party! They talk a bit about what anime to watch while quarantined, being horny online, and more!

Mar 23, 2020
Garfield Kart (w/ Joey Clift)
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Joey Clift (Camp Nick) returns to the show to discuss Garfield Kart with Nick and Heather! They talk about trolling Paws Inc. on Twitter, the lack of fan service in the game, and more!

Mar 16, 2020
Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking For Love (In Several Wrong Places) (w/ Eva Anderson)
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Eva Anderson (Briarpatch, Dispatches from Elsewhere) returns to the show to discuss the second game in the Leisure Suit Larry series, Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (In Several Wrong Places)! They talk about the aggravating and obtuse solutions, the lack of sex in the game compared to the first, and more!

Mar 09, 2020
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (w/ Paul Rust)
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Paul Rust (In Voorhees We Trust With Gourley and Rust, Love) joins Nick and Heather to talk about one of the most legendarily bad games of all time, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial for Atari 2600! They talk about Paul's love of E.T., playing video games at your grandparents' house, the awful Atari sound chip, and more!

Mar 02, 2020
PREMIUM DLC: Super Question Block Turbo Deluxe Edition
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How Did This Get Played? Premium DLC is available on Stitcher Premium starting TODAY! Get a taste of our premium content FOR FREE, and then subscribe on Stitcher Premium. For a free month use the promo code PLAYED. Today's Premium DLC is the first edition of the Super Question Block: Turbo Deluxe Edition! Nick, Heather and Matt answer your emails, voicemails and even hand written mail to talk about edjutainment, video game homes, the Super Mario Bros movie, how the show's music is made, and more!

Feb 26, 2020
Surgeon Simulator (w/ Will Hines)
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WIll Hines (UCB, Screw It! We're Just Gonna Talk About Comics) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the first-person surgical simulation game, Surgeon Simulator. They talk about Will's recent journey into gaming, the frustrating and disorienting nature of the game's controls, and more!

Feb 24, 2020
Kitten Squad (w/ Siobhan Thompson)
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Siobhan Thompson (Dimension 20, Rick and Morty) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the animal advocacy game Kitten Squad! They talk about the bait and switch nature of cutesy graphics to horrific images, Nathan Drake's legitimacy as an archaeologist, and more!

Feb 17, 2020
Postal (w/ Jacob Wysocki)
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Jacob Wysocki (I Don't Want to Talk About Fight Club Anymore, UCB) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the controversial isometric shooter, Postal. They talk about the game's shock value, the worst things in America according to Joe Lieberman, and more!

This episode is brought to you by The Besties Podcast and UpStart.

Feb 10, 2020
Catherine (w/ Shaun Diston)
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Shaun Diston (Wrecked, Abby's) joins Nick and Heather to discuss dating sim and puzzle game Catherine. They talk about the game's take on relationships, the cool puzzle mechanic, horny games, and more!

Feb 03, 2020
Katamari Damacy (w/ Shauna Baker)
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Shauna Baker (Twitch) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the strange and beloved Katamari Damacy. They talk about how scary it would be to get rolled up on a Katamari, how jacked the King of All Cosmos is, and more!

This episode is brought to you by The Besties podcast.

Jan 27, 2020
Shadow the Hedgehog (w/ Jordan Morris)
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Jordan Morris (Jordan, Jesse, Go!, Bubble) returns to the show to discuss Shadow the Hedgehog with Nick and Heather. They talk about the edge-ification of characters in the early aughts, the branching narratives in the game, and more!

 

This episode is brought to you by League of Legends.

Jan 20, 2020
Death Stranding
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Heather, Nick, and Matt deep dive on Death Stranding. They talk about the satisfaction that comes from making deliveries, get into the weirdness of Hideo Kojima, making weapons with your bodily fluids, and more. Special Die-Hardman shout out from Tommie Earl Jenkins!

This episode is brought to you by UpStart (www.upstart.com/PLAYED).

Jan 13, 2020
Minecraft: Story Mode (w/ Dan Harmon)
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Dan Harmon (Rick and Morty, Community) joins Nick and Heather to discuss TellTale Games' Minecraft: Story Mode. They talk about how the game misses the entire point of Minecraft, the pitfalls of modern point and click adventures, and more.

Jan 06, 2020
WarioWare Inc (w/ Alex Berg)
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Alex Berg (Bajillion Dollar Properties, The Goldbergs) joins Nick and Heather to discuss WarioWare Inc! They talk about the fast paced manic energy of the microgame series, Berg's experience being Crash Bandicoot, and more!

Dec 30, 2019
Christmas Nights (w/ Ashley Esqueda)
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Ashley Esqueda (Senior Editor at CNET) joins Nick and Heather to discuss Christmas NiGHTS! They talk about gaming while being a new parent, bonus content in games, the Sega Saturn, and more.

Dec 23, 2019
Mutant League Football (w/ Carl Tart)
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Carl Tart (Drunk History, Comedy Bang Bang) joins Nick and Heather to discuss Mutant League Football. They talk about side quests in modern sports games, the in-game advantages popular players tend to get, and more.

 

This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Dec 16, 2019
Oh...Sir! The Hollywood Roast (w/ Cirocco Dunlap)
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Cirocco Dunlap (Russian Doll, Miracle Workers) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the roast fighting game Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast. They talk about video games that try to be funny, crafting insults within the game, and more!

This episode is brought to you by Netgear (www.netgear.com/bestwifi).

Dec 09, 2019
Blues Brothers 2000 (w/ Zac Oyama)
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Zac Oyama (College Humor, Adam Ruins Everything) joins Nick and Heather to discuss licensed movie tie-in Blues Brothers 2000 for the Nintendo 64. They talk about the departures the game takes from the movie, the variety of gameplay elements, and more!

This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED), Upstart (www.upstart.com/played), and Hawthorne (www.hawthorne.co code: PLAYED).

Dec 02, 2019
Custer's Revenge (w/ Joey Clift)
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Nick, Heather and Matt ask enrolled Cowlitz Indian Tribal Member Joey Clift (Telling People You’re Native American When You’re Not Native Is A Lot Like Telling A Bear You’re A Bear When You’re Not A Bear, Lego Ninjago: Decoded) to review Custer's Revenge for a very special Thanksgiving episode, and Joey has a serious discussion with them about tokenization.

Nov 25, 2019
My Horse Prince (w/ Erin Whitehead)
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Erin Whitehead (Wild Horses) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the freemium horse dating sim My Horse Prince. They talk about famous video game horses, how the horse in this game gaslights the player, and more.

 

This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED).

Nov 18, 2019
Shaq Fu (w/ Jason Concepcion)
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Jason Concepcion (NBA Desktop, Binge Mode) joins Nick and Heather to discuss licensed celebrity 2D fighting game Shaq Fu. They talk about Shaq’s legacy, the clunky controls, and more. Plus, the return of You Don’t Know Jack Off.

 

This episode is brought to you by Death Stranding: Timefall soundtrack and Netgear (www.netgrear.com/bestwifi).

Nov 11, 2019
Untitled Goose Game (w/ John Hodgman)
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John Hodgman (Medallion Status, Judge John Hodgman) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the viral phenomenon Untitled Goose Game! They discuss the appeal of the awful goose, the Atlantic article, and debut a new segment: the Untitled Quiz Game.

 

This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED) and Upstart (www.upstart.com/played).

Nov 04, 2019
Eternal Champions: Developer's Commentary (w/ William Kier)
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William Kier (Eternal Champions, The Bards Tale IV) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the hyper violent fighting game Eternal Champions in How Did This Get Played’s first Developer Commentary! They discuss William’s game development origin story, designing the overkills in Eternal Champions, and more!

Oct 28, 2019
The Typing Of The Dead (w/ Haley Mancini)
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Haley Mancini (The Last Kids on Earth, Godzilla vs the Podcast Zero) joins Nick and Heather to discuss zombie killing typing tutor The Typing of The Dead. They talk about the terrible voice acting, the oddball nature of the Sega Dreamcast and more!

 

This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED) and Candid Co (www.candidco.com/PLAYED).

Oct 21, 2019
Back In 1995 (w/ Oscar Montoya)
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Oscar Montoya (Spanish Aqui Presents, Bless the Harts) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the survival horror throwback, Back in 1995. They discuss the concept of nostalgia, the idea of the game as an art piece, and more. Plus, the debut of a new segment: The Bestiary.

 

 

This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/played80 code: PLAYED80)

Oct 14, 2019
Friday The 13th (w/ Matt Gourley)
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Matt Gourley (Superego, In Voorhees We Trust with Gourley and Rust) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the NES movie tie-in game, Friday the 13th. They talk about how different the game is from the movie, fan adaptations, and more. Plus a new feature and the return of VO Theater!

 

This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED), Upstart (www.upstart.com/played), and Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com/played80).

Oct 07, 2019
Hollywood Handbook Feed Drop
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Nick and Heather take a second to talk about their friends Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport of the medium popular podcast Hollywood Handbook. Find Hollywood Handbook in your podcast app and subscribe! https://h.earwolf.com/theboys

Oct 01, 2019
Zork with Lindsay Katai and Kelly Nugent
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Lindsay Katai and Kelly Nugent (Teen Creeps) join Nick and Heather to discuss the text based adventure game, Zork. They talk about the imagination required for a text adventure, sassy replies from the game, strategy guides, and more! Plus, the debut of a new segment: Fan Theory or Canon.

Sep 30, 2019
Mass Effect: Andromeda (w/ Mark Rennie)
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Mark Rennie (Two Old Queens, Gay of Thrones) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the 4th installment of the Mass Effect series, Mass Effect: Andromeda. They talk day one glitches, being bored in space, character customization and more!

 

This episode is brought to you by Square Roots: The Classic RPG Podcast, Candid Co (www.candidco.com/PLAYED), and Blue Chew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED).

Sep 23, 2019
Duke Nukem Forever with Colton Dunn
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Colton Dunn (Voyage to the Stars, Superstore) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the repeatedly delayed first person shooter game Duke Nukem Forever. They talk about Duke’s dated sense of humor, gaming with children, and more!

 

This episode is brought to yo by Upstart (www.upstart.com/played).

Sep 16, 2019
Seaman with Jon Gabrus
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Jon Gabrus (Action Boys, High and Mighty) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the Sega Dreamcast virtual pet simulator, Seaman. They talk about the innovative tech the game utilizes, Leonard Nimoy’s narration and they speak to the Seaman himself!

 

 

This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED).

Sep 09, 2019
Quest 64 with The Go Off Kings
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Jesse Farrar, Stefan Heck, and Rob Whisman (The Go Off Kings) join Nick and Heather to discuss the N64 RPG Quest 64. They talk about annoying encounter rates, awesome video game soundtracks, character names and more!

This episode is brought to you by Tool, Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com/played80 code: PLAYED80), and MyBookie (www.mybookie.AG code; PLAYED).

Sep 02, 2019
Leisure Suit Larry w/ Eva Anderson
4166

Eva Anderson (Briarpatch, You’re The Worst) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the horny point and click adventure game, Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded. They talk about the series’ history, Al Lowe’s Humor Site, and more!

 

This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED) and World of Warcraft Classic (www.wowclassic.com/howdidthisgetplayed).

Aug 26, 2019
Technocop with Arin Hanson
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Arin Hanson aka Egoraptor (Game Grumps) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the run and gun/racing game Techno Cop. They talk about best songs of the 16 bit era, exploding bad guys, and more!

 

This episode is brought to you by Indeed Prime (www.indeedprime.com/PLAYED), UpStart (www.upstart.com/PLAYED), World of Warcraft Classic (www.wowclassic.com/howdidthisgetplayed), and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Aug 19, 2019
Night Trap with Christine Nangle
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Christine Nangle (The Break with Michelle Wolf) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the controversial 90s FMV game, Night Trap. They talk about sleepovers, how the game’s controversial nature lead to a US Senate hearing, real ghosts and more!

This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED).

Aug 12, 2019
Series: Your Story Universe: Vanderpump Rules with Sean Clements
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Aug 05, 2019
Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker (w/ Zach Reino, Jessica McKenna)
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Jul 29, 2019
Vroom in the Night Sky with Ify Nwadiwe
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Jul 22, 2019
Dragon’s Lair (w/ Magic Tavern)
4124
Jul 15, 2019
Hatoful Boyfriend with Mano Agapion and Betsy Sodaro
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Jul 08, 2019
Superman 64 with Adam Conover
4030
Jul 01, 2019
Sonic 06 with Jordan Morris
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Jun 24, 2019
Coming June 24th: How Did This Get Played?
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May 31, 2019