Episode 13: Romantic entanglements with pirates

Something something unlucky for some. Vibrate your inner-ear hairs by blasting them with sound waves that contain our experiences with Dying Light, 80 Days and Dragon Age: Inquisition, some Metroid Prime “true” facts involving ladybirds and Koji Kondo in a bin, and an invasion by a rival games podcast. And there we were thinking we were the only one. Plus: SPACE ARK.

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Stuff we discuss

  • Club Nintendo
  • Metroid Prime: Trilogy
  • What we played: Dying Light, 80 Days, Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • A capella game tunes (thanks to our friends/enemies at Chat Very Good): Answer
  • Space Ark (real-time strategy): Advance Wars, Sid Meier’s Civilization, Worms, Worms Armageddon, Chaos, Laser Squad, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Shining Force III, Fire Emblem, Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars, Rebelstar: Tactical Command


  • ‘between sounds’ licensed under the Creative Commons 0 license
  • music by ckotty

Categories: podcast


  1. Odd genre for next week. Doesn’t it overlap a heck of a lot with on-rails shooters? And would a game using the Wiimote as a gun count? (Still sore over the Metroid Prime games not even being considered for Metroidvania week.)

    • It’s true, there is a bit of overlap with on-rails shooters — we’ve chosen the genre largely because Alan and I had enormous fun playing Point Blank in an arcade a couple of weeks back! (And the fuzzy borders between many gaming genres means that Metroid Prime(s) will no doubt get another chance in a future Space Ark.)

      Wiimote as a gun… yes, probably ok. Those Space Ark rules are pretty lax, as you’ve no doubt noticed 🙂

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