Jake and Trav are back together for this episode, and boy do they have a lot to catch up on. There's a ton of new games added to the backlog, even more beats, and the pair relates some fun stories about their pickups and field some questions from Twitter.
Recorded before a live studious audience, this episode sees Travis and guest hosts James (RetroPixel) and MustyHobbit (Second Breakfast) join on the show in Jake's (aww) absence. The usual segments are in play and cities in games is the topic of discush.
In the Seventy-First episode, Jake and Trav discuss the upcoming Chicago event with the Cartridge Club, their latest pickups, and what they have been playing since the last show. The discush is a new idea, and the serendipitous turn of events is staggering. Seriously, like one of the weirdest things ever.
This is the 70th time that Jake and Trav sat down behind the mics to records an episode of Polykill, but the first with Frankie aka VyprStryke. They discuss their pickups, beats, and some of the biggest games they have yet to conquer. Or something like that....I didn't really pay attention.
You read that right. This is Jake and Trav at their most adolescent. The 69th episode was recorded live before about 17 Twitch viewers (not including themselves) and consisted of a ton of silly jokes and E3 reactions. Some big games are knocked off of the backlog, and Jake names his first pickups of the year.
In the lead up to E3, Jake and Trav keep spouting off what they think is going to happen. They really have no idea this year (as if they ever did). Trav completes a few games, and Jake is on the verge of buying games again. Plus, they get a few listener questions too.
What is this made up word in the title? Is it made up? Trav thinks that it means something that it probably doesn't. I'm sorry if it's offensive. Anyway, Trav knocked out a slew (slough?) of games and Jake goes off on some E3 nonsense.
Everyone is talking about the single-player game and if it will survive against the battle royale, esports and the like. Jake and Trav think it has to as well. In the discussion they talk about what attracts them to the single player games that they love, some of their favorite stories from games, and more. Games were beaten and added to the backlog as usual, so that's neat too.
Trav picks up some more games and vinyls. In this episode he even grabs a new console. It's been a while so this one is extra long. Be sure to check out some of the personalities mentioned in this video. All of these are a part of the cartridge club, mentioned in order.
Instead of playing a game like "what'd ya say?" and "the mouth game", (we're terrible at naming games) we instead try to just chat through these since there were so many! It sort of turns into a mini-podcast episode on its own.