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Frame Trap

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A podcast hosted by Ben Moore. We speak more specifically about what each guest is playing and tackle a big central topic - aka the Hottake. Comes out every other Monday.

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A podcast hosted by Ben Moore. We speak more specifically about what each guest is playing and tackle a big central topic - aka the Hottake. Comes out every other Monday.

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Excellent show

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I only started listening to this show a few weeks ago, but I love the expanded discussion on games and other pop culture topics that we don’t get on the regular show. Keep it up all!

Glorious!

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every aspect is a 5 out of 5 stars it’s a MASTAHPEECE

iTunes Ratings

269 Ratings
Average Ratings
255
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Excellent show

By Aceeven - Mar 03 2020
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I only started listening to this show a few weeks ago, but I love the expanded discussion on games and other pop culture topics that we don’t get on the regular show. Keep it up all!

Glorious!

By Drummerboyezlo - Aug 02 2018
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every aspect is a 5 out of 5 stars it’s a MASTAHPEECE
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Frame Trap

Latest release on Oct 27, 2020

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Rank #1: Frame Trap - Episode 107 "Staring Into the Future"

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Ben, Brandon, and Brad share the joys of old horror games like Silent Hill 4 and brand new releases including Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, Maneater, Mafia II: Definitive Edition, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, and more.

TIMESTAMPS

0:00 - Start

07:33 - Mafia II: Definitive Edition

23:13 - Maneater

31:37 - Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

44:05 - Saved From Caught in a Frame Trap: Small Shout-Out

51:30 - Boot Hill Bounties

01:04:09 - World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Alpha

01:18:39 - Silent Hill 4: The Room

01:36:38 - HOTTAKE: Now more than ever are consumers strongly discouraged from buying a game at launch?

01:55:12 - Emails

Thank you to these wonderful "Shout-Out!" tier patrons:

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Music: "Illuminate" by Ethan Rank - https://www.artlist.io/song/4423/illuminate

May 25 2020

2hr 17mins

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Rank #2: Frame Trap - Episode 80 "Heart Kollector" Ft. Maximilian Dood

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It's an incredibly special episode of Frame Trap as fighting game lover Maximilian Dood joins Ben and Kyle to talk about Mortal Kombat 11, Sekiro, Dreams, Dragon's Dogma, and Warhammer: Chaosbane.

TIMESTAMPS

30:17 - Mortal Kombat 11

02:14:33 - Caught in a Frame Trap: Test Your Might

02:32:56 - Dragon's Dogma

02:45:30 - Sekiro

02:58:06 - Dreams

03:11:24 - Warhammer: Chaosbane

03:18:57 - HOTTAKE: What do we want out of a new Capcom fighting game and what does it take for a fighting game to be successful?

03:41:29 - Patron questions

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Music: "Illuminate" by Ethan Rank - https://artlist.io/song/4423/illuminate

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Apr 29 2019

3hr 56mins

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Rank #3: Frame Trap - Episode 54 "Final Fantasy VII Remake Concerns"

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On a new Frame Trap, everyone shares their thoughts and concerns on the state of the Final Fantasy VII remake, Damiani and Kyle provide fresh takes on God of War, and Ben talks about his positive Nintendo Labo experiences. There's also discussion of BattleTech, Iconoclasts, and HBO's Barry.

TIMESTAMPS

05:43 - God of War

46:44 - Barry

57:09 - Dragon Ball GT

01:15:15 - Caught in a Frame Trap: Real or fake? Robot masters

01:27:30 - Nintendo Labo

01:42:22 - Iconoclasts

01:53:10 - BattleTech

02:10:17 - HOTTAKE: Should we be worried about the FF7 remake?

02:54:56 - Emails

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May 01 2018

3hr 24mins

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Rank #4: Frame Trap - Episode 106 "Streets of Hype"

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NOTE: There is a slight echo and some room noise with Huber's audio. It's not too bad and hopefully not distracting for you. - Ben

Ben, Huber, and Damiani have a lot to rejoice about regarding Streets of Rage 4. They also discuss Persona 5 Royal, Moving Out, Dead Rising 2, Control: The Foundation, Dark Souls 2, and Daymare 1998.

TIMESTAMPS

06:14 - Streets of Rage 4

26:01 - Dead Rising 2

44:02 - Persona 5 Royal

01:03:30 - Caught In A Frame Trap: Is There A Switch Port Of....?

01:08:16 - Dark Souls 2

01:18:49 - Moving Out

01:25:50 - Daymare: 1998

01:33:33 - Control: The Foundation

01:46:50 - HOTTAKE: Do big leaks, like the Last of Us 2 leak, seriously affect the perception of a game?

02:04:45 - Emails

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Music: "Illuminate" by Ethan Rank - https://www.artlist.io/song/4423/illuminate

May 11 2020

2hr 25mins

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Rank #5: Frame Trap - Episode 62 "Dragon Quest Is Almost Here!"

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Ben, Huber, and Damiani have a ton of exciting games to talk about on a spicy episode of Frame Trap including Dragon Quest XI, World of Warcraft, Valkyria Chronicles 4, We Happy Few, Dead Cells, and more.

TIMESTAMPS

07:25 - World of Warcraft

37:15 - Dead Cells

49:27 - Dragon Quest XI

01:09:32 - Valkyria Chronicles 4

01:22:09 - Caught in a Frame Trap: Dates!

01:31:16 - We Happy Few

01:45:48 - Mega Man X Legacy Collection

01:54:42 - Monster Hunter Event in Final Fantasy XIV

02:07:31 - Death's Gambit & Chasm

02:13:38 - HOTTAKE - Are we flooded with too many metroidvania games?

02:32:58 - Emails

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Aug 21 2018

3hr

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Rank #6: Frame Trap - Episode 61 "Spidey Senses and Ultimate Smashes"

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On a wonderfully casual Frame Trap, Ben, Brandon, and Bloodworth shoot the breeze about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Spider-Man, Octopath Traveler, Pool Panic, Warframe, and more!

TIMESTAMPS

08:33 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

34:08 - Pool Panic

48:15 - Warframe

58:00 - Spider-Man

01:13:56 - Sunset Overdrive

01:23:18 - Octopath Traveler

01:45:22 - Caught in a Frame Trap: Back of the Box Quotes
(link to GamesRadar list: https://www.gamesradar.com/the-most-ridiculous-game-box-quotes-ever/)

01:55:02 - The Banner Saga 3

02:13:15 - HOTTAKE: What can a game do to win you over after a bad first impression?

02:36:08 - Emails

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Aug 06 2018

3hr

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Rank #7: Frame Trap - Episode 82 "Empty Rage"

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Ben, Brandon, and Damiani express the highs and lows of Rage 2 while also spending time discussing A Plague Tale: Innocence, Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, Detective Pikachu, Dreams, and Super Castlevania IV.

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 - Terminator: Dark Fate discussion

10:40 - Rage 2

31:03 - Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

46:39 - A Plague Tale: Innocence

57:44 - Dreams

01:14:13 - Caught in a Frame Trap: How much of E3 2018 do we remember?

01:32:40 - Detective Pikachu movie

01:47:35 - Super Castlevania IV

02:00:50 - HOTTAKE: How can we improve the discourse around the things we love?

02:25:44 - Emails

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Music: "Illuminate" by Ethan Rank - https://artlist.io/song/4423/illuminate

Explosion Audio - https://freesound.org/people/Iwiploppenisse/sounds/156031/

Explosion graphic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7KmAe8_jZE

May 27 2019

2hr 53mins

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Rank #8: Frame Trap - Episode 72 "Third Time's A Charm"

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Ben, Huber, and Kyle celebrate the new year by having a passionate discussion about which 2019 games they're most confident in. The crew also talks about games both new and old including Valkyria Chronicles 4, The Missing, Below, Onimusha, and more.

03:17 - HOTTAKE: Which 2019 games are we most confident in?

01:15:00 - Caught in a Frame Trap: Are these real or fake Animal Crossing characters?

01:23:24 - Valkyria Chronicles 4

01:48:05 - The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories

01:56:15 - Kyle's mom gaming update and The Missing part two

02:01:42 - Yakuza Kiwami 2

02:11:40 - Onimusha: Warlords remaster

02:19:09 - Did Kyle finish these games in 2018? (featuring Ian Hinck)

02:25:35 - Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

02:36:52 - Below

02:45:05 - Aquaman

02:56:13 - Emails

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Jan 08 2019

3hr 2mins

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Rank #9: Frame Trap - Episode 79 "Bugs, Birds, and Bees"

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Ben, Brandon, and Blood not only talk about quirky games like Falcon Age, Risk of Rain 2, and Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain, they also share their excited and nervous thoughts on the new Star Wars trailer.

TIMESTAMPS

06:51 - Where the Bees Make Honey

20:03 - Dragon Quest II

34:11 - Yoshi's Crafted World

51:20 - Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain

01:11:33 - Falcon Age

01:25:36 - Caught in a Frame Trap: Rapid Fire RPGs

01:34:34 - Doom (2016)

01:43:05 - Risk of Rain 2

01:50:04 - HOTTAKE: What are our immediate impressions of the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer?

02:30:57 - Emails

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Music: "Illuminate" by Ethan Rank - artlist.io/song/4423/illuminate

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Explosion graphic - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7KmAe8_jZE

Apr 15 2019

3hr 18mins

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Rank #10: Frame Trap - Episode 75 "Apocalyptic"

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It's a shooter heavy episode of Frame Trap as Ben, Brandon, and Huber express their strong feelings on Apex Legends, Far Cry: New Dawn, Metro Exodus, Crackdown 3, and more.

TIMESTAMPS

10:56 - Apex Legends

32:27 - Crackdown 3

48:28 - Far Cry: New Dawn

01:03:27 - Metro Exodus

01:26:50 - Caught in a Frame Trap: Final Fantasy Trivia Time

01:38:11 - Tetris 99

01:45:15 - Etrian Odyssey Nexus

01:51:22 - Why is Square Enix being so stingy with the Dragon Quest XI Definitive Edition content?

02:14:18 - Emails

SPONSORS

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Chris Leroux (@ChrisLeroux): Animation & Motion Graphics

Music: "Illuminate" by Ethan Rank - artlist.io/song/4423/illuminate

Explosion Audio - freesound.org/people/Iwiploppenisse/sounds/156031/

Explosion graphic - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7KmAe8_jZE

Feb 18 2019

2hr 47mins

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Rank #11: Frame Trap - Episode 63 "More Yakuza, More Hype"

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On a very chill Frame Trap, Ben, Brad, and Huber express their love for Yakuza Kiwami 2, Dragon Quest XI, The Messenger, Shenmue, and much more.

TIMESTAMPS

07:25 - Shenmue

24:45 - Yakuza Kiwami 2

37:38 - Caught in a Frame Trap: Bonus HOTTAKE - What could Sega be working on?

51:35 - World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

01:03:00 - Dragon Quest XI

01:24:10 - The Walking Dead: The Final Season

01:31:31 - The Messenger

01:41:17 - Celeste

01:46:41 - Magic: The Gathering Arena

01:58:32 - HOTTAKE: Is Tira being DLC in Soulcalibur VI a bad idea?

02:28:37 - Emails

SPONSORS

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Sep 04 2018

2hr 53mins

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Rank #12: Frame Trap - Episode 97 "Holiday Hangout"

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Ben, Brad, and Brandon get in the holiday spirit by talking about both new releases and older titles including Darksiders Genesis, Halo: Reach on PC, Path of Exile, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Breath of Fire, and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Ben also gives his first impressions of The Witcher Netflix TV show.

TIMESTAMPS

04:24 - Darksiders Genesis

15:07 - Breath of Fire 1 & 2

44:01 - The Witcher Netflix TV Show

51:10 - Halo: Reach on PC

01:00:02 - Caught in a Frame Trap: Real or Fake - Star Wars Planets

01:08:35 - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

01:18:23 - Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

01:34:05 - Path of Exile Metamorph League

01:42:30 - HOTTAKE: Speculating on the reactions to some of the biggest games of 2020

02:13:50 - Emails

Thank you to these wonderful "Shout-Out!" tier patrons:

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Music: "Illuminate" by Ethan Rank - https://artlist.io/song/4423/illuminate

Dec 23 2019

2hr 29mins

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Rank #13: Frame Trap - Episode 74 "Finally Here"

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It's a lineup of heavy hitters on Frame Trap as Ben, Huber, and Brad have lengthy conversations about Resident Evil 2 Remake and Kingdom Hearts 3. There's also discussion about Wargroove, Anthem, the blue mage job in Final Fantasy XIV, and Ace Combat 7. It's also the first episode in the new studio!

TIMESTAMPS

04:48 - Resident Evil 2 Remake

44:58 - Kingdom Hearts 3

01:14:16 - Anthem

01:37:13 - Caught in a Frame Trap: Are these keyblades real or fake?

01:44:58 - Blue mage in Final Fantasy XIV

01:51:19 - Wargroove

01:56:37 - Ace Combat 7

02:02:48 - HOTTAKE: Are too many games asking to be too large of a commitment?

02:24:55 - Emails

Ace Combat 7 dog - https://youtu.be/uVe3bIl1VhY?t=8285

SPONSORS

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Graphics - Joe Ellis (@Joe_David_Ellis): Concept & Design
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Music: "Illuminate" by Ethan Rank - https://artlist.io/song/4423/illuminate

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Explosion graphic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7KmAe8_jZE

Feb 05 2019

2hr 51mins

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Rank #14: Frame Trap - Episode 73 "High in the Sky"

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Ben, Blood, and Brandon settle into a busy January by playing some new games and catching up on old favorites like Ace Combat 7, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Vane, Travis Strikes Again, and more.

TIMESTAMPS

06:55 - Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

30:37 - Assassin's Creed Odyssey

47:07 - Travis Strikes Again

58:11 - Caught in a Frame Trap: Who are these Mortal Kombat characters?

01:06:28 - Onimusha: Warlords

01:23:01 - Vane

01:34:37 - Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

01:46:17 - HOTTAKE: What do we want out of these companies in 2019?

02:35:44 - Emails

SPONSORS

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Jan 21 2019

2hr 56mins

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Rank #15: Frame Trap - Episode 76 "The Cost of Fighting"

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On this episode of Frame Trap, Ben, Ian, and Kyle wrestle with the highs and lows of recent releases such as Anthem, Dead or Alive 6, Kingdom Hearts 3, Astroneer, and more.

TIMESTAMPS

05:53 - Anthem

29:50 - Kingdom Hearts 3

49:57 - Caught in a Frame Trap: "That Happened!?" - Ridiculous moments in video game marketing

01:06:17 - Dead or Alive 6

01:32:48 - Astroneer

01:43:29 - Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion

01:53:42 - Earth Defense Force 5

02:01:10 - HOTTAKE: How do we feel about Super Smash Bros. Melee not being at EVO 2019?

02:20:40 - Emails

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Music: "Illuminate" by Ethan Rank - https://artlist.io/song/4423/illuminate

Explosion Audio - https://freesound.org/people/Iwiploppenisse/sounds/156031/

Explosion graphic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7KmAe8_jZE

Mar 05 2019

3hr 10mins

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Rank #16: Frame Trap - Episode 10 "What We Want Out Of The Nintendo NX"

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On today's Frame Trap, we get heated about Nintendo! NX reports have our imaginations running wild and we offer up some ideas that we'd like to see on the upcoming console. There's also quite a bit of chatter about Another Metroid 2 Remake, Abzu, Overwatch, World of Warcaraft: Legion, Batman: The Telltale Series, Pokemon Omega Ruby, Batman: The Killing Joke, and The Night Of.
TIMESTAMPS

02:18 - What has Damiani been playing? (Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Another Metroid 2 Remake)
14:27 - What has Huber been playing/watching? (Batman: The Telltale Series, Abzu, The Night Of)
33:10 - What has Brad been playing? (Overwatch, World of Warcraft: Legion)
01:02:41 - What has Ben been watching/playing? (Batman: The Killing Joke, Pokemon Omega Ruby)
01:29:20 - HOTTAKE (What do we want out of the Nintendo NX? I apologize for the failed game here)
01:54:07 - Emails

Aug 09 2016

2hr 39mins

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Rank #17: Frame Trap - Episode 81 "The Open Road"

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Ben, Brad, and Huber share the unexpected joys of Days Gone and also catch up on old favorites like Batman: Arkham Knight, Shenmue 2, and Final Fantasy XIV.

TIMESTAMPS

04:30 - Days Gone

29:04 - Final Fantasy XIV (FFXV event)

38:15 - Caught in a Frame Trap: Is Cloud Strike Represented?

45:10 - Batman: Arkham Knight

01:04:32 - World War Z

01:12:29 - Shenmue 2

01:26:42 - Dragalia Lost

01:39:00 - HOTTAKE: With the recent State of Play trailer, how are we feeling about Final Fantasy VII Remake?

02:04:53 - Emails

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Graphics - Joe Ellis (@Joe_David_Ellis): Concept & Design
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Music: "Illuminate" by Ethan Rank - https://artlist.io/song/4423/illuminate

Explosion Audio - https://freesound.org/people/Iwiploppenisse/sounds/156031/

Explosion graphic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7KmAe8_jZE

May 13 2019

2hr 32mins

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Rank #18: Frame Trap - Episode 29 "What We Want Out of Video Game Stories"

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CORRECTIONS AND TIMESTAMPS IN DESCRIPTION

On today's Frame Trap, the panel ruminates about video game storytelling and states what they appreciate most about their favorite gaming narratives. We also spend plenty of time discussing games including Fire Emblem Echoes, Prey, What Remains of Edith Finch, and more!

Corrections - Hey everyone. When I was listening back to the episode, I noticed I made a few errors when discussing my personal games during the "what we've been playing" segment. If there's anything I missed, don't hesitate to let me know. -Ben

Fire Emblem Echoes - Mages CAN attack units in adjacent tiles in other Fire Emblem games and the impression I gave is that they don't or that it's abnormal. They don't in Fire Emblem Heroes which I've been playing a fair amount of recently and it's the thing that was probably tripping me up. It was a dumb error. Sorry about that.

Cosmic Star Heroine - I thought I mentioned this in the episode, but just to be clear, characters can do a defensive action to "refresh" single-charge moves. So the water move that I mentioned can be used again as long as you refresh it first.

Monster Hunter XX - With alchemy style, I said that it takes more time to reach a higher number of shakes, so for example the meter will fill more slowly between shakes two and three than shakes one and two. However, this is wrong. After timing it, it seems as though the meter fills up at the same rate.

TIMESTAMPS (Now game specific!)

07:17 - What has Bloodworth been playing?
07:25 - Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels
16:05 - Little Nightmares
23:04 - What Remains of Edith Finch / Unfinished Swan
47:30 - Persona 5
01:06:23 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
01:11:42 - What has Ian been playing?
01:11:45 - Heroes of the Storm
01:20:20 - Conarium
01:22:57 - Nier: Automata
01:37:23 - What has Huber been playing/watching?
01:37:27 - Prey
01:57:24 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
02:06:45 - What has Ben been playing?
02:07:08 - Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
02:20:15 - Cosmic Star Heroine
02:31:57 - Monster Hunter XX
02:41:54 - HOTTAKE: What do we want out of our video game stories?
03:19:22 - Emails

May 16 2017

3hr 39mins

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Rank #19: Frame Trap - Episode 98 "The Boys"

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Ben, Brad, and Huber chill out and talk about an odd assortment of games including Jak and Daxter, Star Wars Battlefront II, Ori and the Blind Forest, Ace Combat 7, Arise: A Simple Story, The Outer Worlds, and more.

TIMESTAMPS

06:43 - Ace Combat 7

14:29 - Ori and the Blind Forest

25:25 - Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

37:32 - The Outer Worlds

52:30 - Caught in a Frame Trap: What are the top grossing games on Steam this year?

58:35 - Star Wars: Battlefront II

01:08:30 - Arise: A Simple Story

01:14:55 - Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

01:21:15 - HOTTAKE: Is it possible for any poorly received game to turn around now?

01:41:55 - Emails

Thank you to these wonderful "Shout-Out!" tier patrons:

Elthanas

Greg "TheDarkKnight" Kettering

Caleb "Togi" Crawford

Will Schmuck

FantasyCritic.Games

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Graphics - Joe Ellis (@Joe_David_Ellis): Concept & Design
Chris Leroux (@ChrisLeroux): Animation & Motion Graphics

Music: "Illuminate" by Ethan Rank - https://www.artlist.io/song/4423/illuminate

Jan 06 2020

2hr 1min

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Rank #20: FrameTrap - Episode 13 "An Exciting Time For RPGs"

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Ben is back from Japan! He spends some time describing his trip abroad and how impressed he is with the TGS build of Final Fantasy XV. After a few tales from the East, the crew digs into Destiny: Rise of Iron, Forza Horizon 3, Inside, Dragon Quest VII, and Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse. The podcast also features one of the most involved Hottakes yet as the allies discuss the role of politics in videogames.
TIMESTAMPS

03:10 - Ben talks about his time in Japan as well as the TGS build of FFXV
28:31 - What has Ian been playing? (Destiny: Rise of Iron, Pac-Man 256, Event Zero)
41:57 - What has Blood been doing/playing? (church responsibilities, traveling to Omaha, SteamWorld Dig, Earthbound, Forza Horizon 3)
58:53 - What has Brandon been playing? (Overcooked, Inside)
01:11:44 - What has Ben been playing (Dragon Quest VII, SMTIV: Apocalypse)
01:27:45 - HOTTAKE: Inspired by the recent controversy with Palmer Luckey and Oculus, should a creator's politics influence how we view their work?
02:05:22 - Emails

Sep 27 2016

2hr 23mins

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