Episode 36: Off the Beaten Path

Episode 36: Off the Beaten Path

The 36th episode is here! Jake and Trav update you on their latest gaming updates, including what has made it into the backlog (Spoiler: Jake finally adds a game!) The discussion dives deeper and covers popular game franchises that they have never touched, and discuss why. 

Episode 36

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Recent pickups & Radar

2017 Game Release Schedule

  • Trav-

    • Pickups

      • PVM

    • Radar

      • Late March

        • Mass Effect Andromeda (XB1, PS4, PC) 3/21

  • Jake-

    • Pickups

      • Horizon Zero Dawn

    • Radar (Late MARCH)

  • React

    • The Swweeatch



Gaming Resolutions for 2017

  • Trav

    • Beat a space shmup (Darius Twin, Gradius, R-Type, etc.)

    • Beat Ocarina of Time or A Link to the Past

    • Continue to attempt games on secondary platforms

    • Play more CLASSIC RPGS

  • Jake

    • Beat a large scale RPG (Skyrim, Fallout 4, Witcher 3, Dragon Age Inquisition, Divinity Original Sin, Persona 4)

    • Beat more Retro Games

    • Track Progress Better

    • Purchase no new games for 6 months (excluding 2 preordered games, and subscription services)


Horizon Zero Dawn is right around the corner for Jake and Trav is excited about the coming Nintendo Switch release.  Trav adds Quantum Break and Bayonetta 2 to his pile of shame while only beating a couple NES games.  Jake continues with the Witcher as well as putting some time into the multiplayer of Overwatch and Titanfall 2.  Trav’s been dabbling with Jet Force Gemini and Demon’s Crest on the side.  Video game genres outside of their comfort zone serves as the TAWPIC OF DISSCUCSHSSH.

Added to BL:

  • Trav - Nothing

  • Jake - Horizon Zero Dawn


  • Trav - Little Mermaid, Quantum Break, Demon’s Crest

  • Jake -Nothing :(

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The Long Play

Games that we are spending time with in our backlog.

  • Trav- Bayonetta 2

  • Jake - Horizon Zero Dawn


  • Trav - Dragon Quest VIII,

  • Jake- Overwatch, Titanfall 2




Unfamiliar Franchises

  • Travis

    • Pokemon

    • Fire Emblem

    • Persona

    • Ratchet and Clank

    • Metal Gear

    • Panzer Dragoon

  • Jake

    • Silent Hill

    • Kingdom Hearts

    • Ratchet and Clank

    • Tales Series


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