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Episode 69 – Sixty Nine Time

I get it

What a sexy episode we have for you all today. James has been getting it on with Contraption Maker and Divekick while Paul has his way with Mount Your Friends. Ben gets sick of sex jokes.  There are some fantastic crowd funding projects we chat about the 2DS and games that none of us will ever get to play.

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Crowd Funding Picks
Ben: .Decimal
James: Octopus City Blues
Paul: Death Road to Canada

Show notes after the jump.

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A History of the Side-Scrolling Beat-‘Em-Up – Part 1: A History of Violence

Hammer time

It can be easy for some gamers to write off the side-scrolling beat-‘em-up genre as shallow and repetitive, especially when taking into account how the medium of video games has evolved and matured over the past two decades, but this is doing the genre a disservice.

    Side-scrolling beat-‘em-ups have actually taught us some interesting and valuable things, such as how breaking open a metal bin or a wooden barrel or crate can potentially reveal a delicious whole roast chicken or some similar food hiding within, and how eating such hidden food (well, more “absorbing” than eating) can instantly heal you no matter how badly you’ve been beaten, stabbed, burned, and generally battered.

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