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Warp Pipe, Ep. 5: Hotline Miami

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On this week’s blood-soaked episode of Warp Pipe, Goomba Stomp writer Carston Carasella joins us to discuss the faux-retro masterwork: Hotline Miami.

With its addictive soundtrack, twisted gameplay, and utterly unforgiving difficulty, Hotline Miami changed the indie landscape for good when it launched all the way back in 2011, and we chop it down to its nasty little bits on this week’s episode.


Warp Pipe is also available on Google PlayiTunesStitcher and Podbean. Thanks to Aja for our artwork, you can find more of her work here. You can also follow the hosts on Twitter here and here.

Mike Worby is a human who spends way too much of his free time playing, writing and podcasting about pop culture. Through some miracle he's still able to function in society as if he were a regular person, and if there's hope for him, there's hope for everyone.

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  1. Ricky D Fernandes

    August 17, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Wait a minute. Wait just a minute. Carston said THE DRIVER. Mike said DRIVE. Which movie are you guys talking about? They are both great. One is better.

    • Mike Worby

      August 18, 2018 at 12:53 am

      I think Carston confused the movie Drive with the game Driver, but meant to say Drive. Either way Drive is the movie that inspired Hotline Miami.

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NXpress Nintendo Podcast #176: ‘Three Houses’ Wrap-up, ‘The Sinking City,’ and Indie World

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From a packed house to a nearly empty one, this week sees Tim and Patrick carrying the gaming torch on their own, as they deliver finalized reviews of Fire Emblem: Three Houses and The Sinking City, as well as thoughts on the latest Nintendo indie showcase.

So, after 90-odd hours of battle, drama, comedy, tea time, fishing, lost-and-found, and vigorous recruitment, does Three Houses hold up all the way through to the end — or even beyond? Seeing as how Patrick basically hasn’t been able to put it down since he first picked it up, the short answer is probably yes. However, the guys go into more detail (though spoiler-free), discussing the gameplay differences between pre- and post-time skip, the difficulty for newcomers to the series, and whether it’s worth starting over to play other houses.

After that, we go through some of the bigger titles spotlighted in Nintendo’s Indie World, pick our standouts, and talk about how important it is for indie games to differentiate themselves from the growing mob of titles. Last, Tim reviews The Sinking City, a Lovecraftian detective story involving ancient gods in an atmospheric urban setting. Will fans of the author get more out of this? How do the puzzles work, and are they effective at making the player feel like they’ve solved a mystery? For all this and more, have a listen!

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Playlist

LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: Catching up on Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Fire Emblem: Three Houses clip
Main Event: Indie World discussion
The Sinking City cuscene
Bonus Content: The Sinking City review
Fire Emblem: Three Houses Soundtrack

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NXpress Nintendo Podcast #175: Ranking Mario, ‘Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3,’ and a Week Without Games

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We’ve got a packed house for this week’s show, but the more is merrier when discussing Goomba Stomp’s recently published list ranking the Mario series. How does one assess greatness? It ain’t easy, but there are enough strong opinions to go around to dispute some of the results. Rick, Tim, and Patrick are joined by Izsak Barnette and Game Boys co-host Ryan Kapioski to weigh in with our own picks for the best (and worst) Mario games, reignite the debate between Super Mario 3 and Super Mario World, jab at Sunshine a bit, and detail in general the thoughts that go into ranking games like these.

Before that, however, Izsak Barnette tells us about that time he went crazy and didn’t play video games for a week. What was he thinking, and what did he learn? It turns out that there’s a whole other world of things to do. Who knew? And finally, Ryan gives us the rundown on Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, and whether this Switch exclusive has enough combat and fan service to be worth your dollars. It’s another episode full of twists and turns and tangents, so for all this and more, tune in!

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Playlist

LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: A week with Video Games
Super Mario 64 Theme Song
Main Event: Ranking the Super Mario Bros. Series
Nintendo Power Commercial
Bonus Content: Reading over Nintendo Power issue #1
Super Mario 64 Soundtrack
Extra Bonus Content: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Review

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Game Boys, Ep. 157: Follow Us Into Fall

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A lot of games come out this fall. You can buy them. You can also listen to us talk about them here.

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NXpress Nintendo Podcast #174: ‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses,’ Hero and The Best Games of the Last 30 Years

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After last week’s one-on-one with Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the guys go back to a more traditional show this week, as Rick and Patrick are joined by Izsak Barnette to discuss what we’ve been playing, a new Smash Bros. Ultimate character, and Goomba Stomp’s recently published list of the best games from each year in the past three decades, as voted on by our staff. How many Nintendo titles took the top prize? And how many years were they blanked from even getting nominated? The results are pretty interesting, and may lend some insight as to why so many gamers are loyal to Nintendo consoles, even when it means less gaming options.

Before that, however, Izsak tells us about what’s going on with Hero, the latest DLC for Smash. It turns out there may be some weird quirks to his moveset, but is he overpowered? This somehow leads into a conversation about our personal views on esports in general, but bear with us. Lastly, we close with a few more words from Patrick about the excellent Three Houses, including an assurance to Rick that this game doesn’t ever turn into The Bachelor. And be sure to stick around for Rick’s review of The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia, which apparently is better than just another coffee table book. For all this and more, have a listen!

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Playlist

LFXIV – NXpress Intro
Nintendosage: General impressions of Hereo from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Mario World Soundtrack
Main Event: The Best Games of the Past 30 Years
Joe Esposito – “You’re the Best”
Bonus Content: The romancing angle of Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Soundtrack 

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Game Boys, Ep. 156: Game Boys, Assemble

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It’s been over a decade since the last Marvel Ultimate Alliance title came out. In that span, Marvel reshaped the film industry with its massively successful Marvel Cinematic Universe. So how is returning to a classic style beat ’em up in the post Endgame era? Find out as the Game Boys review Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order. But first, what kind of Pokémon are the Game Boys according to the official Pokémon Center quiz? Find out!

And check out our Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 & 2 episode here!

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