We have zero money for licensing music, but just pretend that Weezer’s “Island in the Sun” plays over the beginning of this episode, because this week we’re talking about our desert island games! We’re not stopping at the normal “which three games…” though. We go over several scenarios, including which single series we would choose, which single console and library we would take, which couch co-op game we’d take if we were stuck together, and more. We also talk about the lawsuit initiated against Activision Blizzard by the State of California (and the general response and discourse surrounding it) and the show of love for gaming at the Tokyo Olympics. Plus Tab talks about indie games Mind Scanners, Our Life: Beginnings and Always, and Call of the Sea, and Joey’s been playing lots of stuff, including Doki Doki Literature Club Plus!, Persona 5 Royal, and Halo 3 multiplayer.
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00:01:36: The Tokyo Olympics opens with tons of video game music, plus the Russian gold medalist sharpshooter is a huge gaming nerd
00:06:43: EA announces Dead Space remake
00:07:55: California sues Activision Blizzard over toxic culture that has significantly affected women in particular – we think that we need to do more than “better”
00:25:21: Tab’s playing Mind Scanners, Our Life: Beginnings and Always, and Call of the Sea
00:30:42: Joey platinum-ed DDLC Plus! and played a bunch of multplayer games with friends Gari and Ron over the weekend, with a big focus on Halo 3 multiplayer. He also went and started yet another run of Persona 5 Royal
00:42:42: We’re stranded (on our own, independently) on a desert island for life. We have food, water, shelter, and (strangely enough) electricity. What three games do we want to have with us?
00:55:15: What is one entire series (including spin-offs) that we’d take?
01:02:16: If we could have just one system with its entire available library, which would we choose?
01:10:13: Which three online games would we pick (if we magically had internet access and servers were magically up and always populated)?
01:20:31: If we were stuck on an island together, which three couch co-op games would we collectively decide to take with us?
01:22:31: Joey confirmed after recording that Tetris & Dr. Mario does, indeed, have a combo mode, so it does count and is not cheating and Tab is a doodyhead
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