Episode 17: Slippy Toad is not the creation of any god

This one just screams “episode 17″. Gather round for the horrifying true story of Matthew’s pet hamster. Learn some 100% True Facts about The Witcher 3 that would probably make Geralt even grumpier than normal. Meditate on the cerebral pursuits of The Talos Principle and Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishment — or alternatively join Mark for the latest chapter in his campaign to mercilessly torture every innocent bystander in videogames. Plus: SPACE ARK.

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Stuff we discuss

  • Grow Home, Forza Horizon 2 presents Fast & Furious
  • 100% True Facts: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • What we played: Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, Just Cause 2, The Talos Principle
  • Space Ark: Tokyo Jungle, Professor Layton (hamster minigame),  Parappa The Rapper, Okami, Red Card Soccer, Deadly Creatures, Blinx: The Time Sweeper, Mole Mania, Lylat Wars, Rampage, Space Station Silicon Valley, Catwalk


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

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  1. How on earth was Sonic overlooked if anthropomorphic animals are allowed, (I didn’t vote last week) but you need to put Sonic Pocket Adventure on the Neo Geo Pocket Color in. It just got lost in the time travel mail service.

    But for next EP there is only one choice Goldeneye 007 on the N64.

  2. I’d like to nominate Speed Racer: The Videogame on Wii.
    I’ve never played an F-zero game but from what I gather this was the closest the Wii ever came to delivering one. I remember it fondly for ‘Car-Fu’, the game’s daft combat system whereby you had to jam the wii remote in different directions to pull off hits on other cars. It sounds terrible I know, and it could be hellish frustrating when the game mistook a sharp turn for a ram , but when it clicked it really clicked. Creeping up on my friend in first place at the finish line and then at the last minute sending him to his doom with an exaggerated shunt of the remote was just pure dumb fun.

  3. “Doctor Jeckyll!” yelled Holmes in triumph. “It was you committing all those murders!”
    “Not me!” cried Jeckyll in despair. “It was all Mr. Hyde…”
    But Holmes had already put the handcuffs on him, and pushed him up against the wall.
    “Are, are you going to turn me over to the police?” said Jeckyll, his voice trembling.
    To which Holmes smiled his thin-lipped smile, and he pushed his face close to Jeckyll’s ear.
    “Not yet.”

  4. I’d like to nominate Rogue leader on gamecube.
    This title still stands as one of the best Star Wars games ever – amazing Graphics for the time, really good sound/ Music and really good attention to detail. The first encounter with a full scale star destroyer was jaw dropping only bested by a later level where you have to down TWO star destroyers all whilst being set upon by swarms of TIE fighters!

  5. I’d like to nominate every known remnant of Superman 64 to burn in the lava, but before it goes in, here’s a 100% True Fact. Superman 64 actually had nothing to do with the DC Comics superhero, but was based on Sue Perman, a 64-year old lady who was an extra in Stephen King’s The Fog. She was one year away from retiring as a maze tester. True story.

  6. Can I ask: did Matthew ever have a Tamagotchi or equivalent? If so, what happened to it?

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