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.
Jake and Trav are back with a brand new pair of guests! This time Eric and Melissa (AKA the QDawgs) are along for the Polykill adventure. They discuss new game pickups, how they got started on Youtube and more!
Well Jake's back, not like anyone really missed him. Anyway, this episode sees Trav and Jake eliminating a few games from their backlog: by completing them AND by bracket-style elimination. And there's a pretty wild Target story in there too.
Well this is a first. Jake has to sit out this latest episode of the cast, and in his stead the usurper Brian (@hokiebriz). Trav and Briz talk about their backlogs and stuff; and they discuss one of their most sacred traditions, Video Geddon. Listen if you want to know what the heck that is.
So, thankfully, Brian is back again. That guy was a BRAT, I tell ya. Jake was basically a saint, and Trav falls somewhere between Brian and Jake. He's clumsy like that. Anyway, there are all sorts of crazy stuff in this one, so hang on to your hats.
So, Brian finally makes his way onto the show and gabs along with Jake and Trav about the games they have all played. The discussion is led by the guest and it's all about Virtual Reality! The fact that this episode is coinciding with Ready Player One's theatrical release is completely coincidental. We're not that smart...
Alright, so Jake and Trav are back with their next episode of this show, and they update you on the progress in their game-beating accomplishments. Jake waxes scholarly and drops figures and stats on the PS+ and Games With Gold titles and he and Trav discuss the ups and downs of "free" games. It's alright I guess.
What do dreams mean? Why would food chase you? Do you think that dreaming in black and white means anything? Well, one's thing is for sure, Trav and Jake don't know, but in this episode, they have fun trying to decode those elusive dreams.
The 60th episode of Polykill sees Jake and Trav welcome long time listener Diego (@ALatinoLawyer) to the show to talk about all the games they beat or something. He's a cool guy, much cooler than the other two idjits on the shot. You should probably listen to this one.
So this time Jake and Travis talk about games that they beat (big surprise) and they added to their shame piles. Then they do this thing where they rate how excited they are for some of this year's big releases. They think that we care about that for some reason. Whatever, there's some good jokes.
So since the guys at PolyKill have so much time on their hands they decided to look up old and irrelevant news stories that were weird and strange and stuff. Then they just talk about it on the air. Some of it is pretty strange though, probably worth a listen.
After the long ass episode where Jake and Trav went through all of the best games they played in 2017, Polykill returns with something completely original. I'm kidding this isn't original at all. It's New Year's Resolutions, quaint. Anyway, listen to this thing because it ain't bad really. Also Trav gabs about Magfest.....nerd.
It's finally here: the year-end episode to end us all. Jake and Trav cover their favorite games played in 2017, some released this year, and others that they finally got around to playing. From platformers, to action, to adventure, listen for opinions and choices on what the standouts were this year. Listen and share!
Near misses and close calls are the topic of discussion on this off-topic show where Jake and Trav share listener stories and some of their own. Car crashes, failing brakes, armed assailants and more for one of the wildest episodes of the show yet! Buckle up!
This time around on the podcast, Jake and Trav dive into some modern role-playing games that they have enjoyed, and have yet to play. As usual the fellas go over the games that they have added to and escorted from their backlogs.
This time around the podcast welcomes fellow gamer and podcaster, JD from Play And Listen! In typical PolyKill fashion all Jake, Trav, and JD go through the games they have cleared and added to their backlog. The notes are sabotaged to great heights, and the discussion centers around how JD came to start his very own show!
Fair warning, you may have some habits that Jake and Trav dislike, and they may go on and on about it in this episode. That's because this entire hour is devoted to pet peeves! From bad driving habits to the way people consume their food, let's have a gear-grinding good time!
The 54th episode of the show is here! Some sizable movements in the backlog are announced, including some hardware! The discussion turns back the clock to the 80's and 90's when brawlers and beat'em ups were all the (Streets of) rage.
The fifty-third episode of the podcast is all about the classic sitcom Chico and the Man! Just kidding, the topic is sports games, and Jake and Trav try to explain why they no longer play them, and what it would take to play them again. Updates to the backlog are here as usual, and Jake finally nails down his long play.
It's that time of year when all the skeletons in the closet are now yard decorations. Jake and Trav are back, and this time with all sorts of spooky tales from listeners and their own personal experiences. Ghosts? Maybe. Vampires? Who can say. Sit down and strap in for this special Halloween episode!
Episode 52 is here, and Jake and Trav bring you up to speed on their backlogs, completed games, and pickups. Jake discusses the EA's closing of Visceral, and the new Switch software update. The discussion takes a turn into classic gaming cinema, as the guys discuss the 90's classic Street Fighter.
In the final episode of Collect Call's second season, Travis interviews Alex, the voice behind the hit retro review YouTube channel SNESDrunk. Alex describes his channel and how it's taken shape over the years. Games he'll review soon and some he might revisit are all unveiled in the episode! If you have shelves of video games or are looking for some new-old stuff to play, SNESDrunk has you covered.
Do you like managing virtual worlds, or driving a truck across Europe? How about growing crops, or keeping dangerous inmates behind bars? Episode 51 discusses all the genre of simulation games, with Jake and Trav praising their favorites and what makes sim games just so darn fun. More games are knocked off and onto the backlog as Jake keeps buying games for the Switch.
The tenth episode of the off-topic series from PolyKill is here! This time around, Jake and Travis share stories about their run-ins with nature, including bears, spiders, snakes, and more! Listener submissions are also shared, so be sure to check it out!
The podcast has reached a milestone episode and to celebrate, Jake and Trav streamed the episode live! All the normal segments are here, and a big shakeup in Jake's console lineup gets announced. Trav reveals a smorgasbord of games that left his pile of shame, and listener questions are the topic of discuush!