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Pretentious Game Ideas

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Now displaying: January, 2016
Jan 9, 2016
This month the gang discusses drawback mechanics, where an otherwise large bonus is offset by a complementary negative effect. Also, it's eight years later, and we still haven't forgiven Smash Bros Brawl. 
Jan 8, 2016
It's the first episode we're willing to assign a positive number to! This time the gang dissects Quick Time Events, the cutscene-interrupting bane of players everywhere. But are there more to these simple button press challenges than meets the eye?
Jan 8, 2016
We're joined for our debut episode by Ryan Anderson and Rob Giusti as we discuss games that use real-time waiting mechanics to excite, entrance, and occasionally infuriate.

 

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