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Check It Out, Comrade!

Check it Out Comrade is a podcast about indie games. Games for the people and by the people. Two games every two weeks presented in a short form, get to the chorus manner that respects your time. Hosted by Nick Glauber and Gary Butterfield.

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Episode 27: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Nick, Gary and Jenni Polodna from Video Games Taco gush about The Binding of Isaac Rebirth for a good, long while. A serious pro buy. Seriously. Buy it. Seriously, it's pro. Also: Jenni! She's amazing and her stuff is amazing. Check it out, comrades. www.patreon.com/lycrashampoo @videogamestaco @lycrashampoo http://www.videogamestaco.com/

47mins

30 Nov 2014

Rank #1

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Episode 33: Sunless Sea / The Last Door

In this episode, Nick and Gary discuss Sunless Sea and The Last Door. I'd call this our Lovecraft special but it's not like we're not going to do a thousand more Lovecraft-y games. This is one of the best batting averages we've had.

35mins

28 Feb 2015

Rank #2

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Episode 30: Lethal League / Lisa

In our "L" special, we talk about a game of pure mechanics and then about a game where the mechanics that both enforce and detract from the narrative. Check it out!

30mins

18 Jan 2015

Rank #3

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Episode 24: In the Kingdom / Five Nights at Freddy's

Nick and Gary check out two games that do interesting things with limitations. Also, contest! Review the show on iTunes and get a chance to win a copy of Binding of Isaac: Rebirth!

24mins

19 Oct 2014

Rank #4

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Episode 81: FTL and Able Black

Nick and Brayton blast off with FTL and get mysterious with Able Black.

32mins

27 May 2017

Rank #5

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Episode 82: Hoplite and CRAWL

Nick and Brayton look at a mobile roguelite and a multiplayer jam. Look for Crawl on the couch at Duckstream 2017!

30mins

11 Jun 2017

Rank #6

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Episode 26: Wasteland 2

Nick and Gary finally talk about Wasteland 2 in our longest episode yet. It's not really the MO of the show to cover 60 hour rpg epics from start to back but the early 2d Fallouts are special to both of us. I hope you enjoy.

57mins

15 Nov 2014

Rank #7

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Episode 29: The Marvelous Miss Take / Elegy for a Dead World

Special guest Brayton Cameron joins Nick and Gary to talk about a coupla duds with a lot to recommend about them. Check out these duds! Also, check out Teenage Dirtbags, also on the network.

34mins

3 Jan 2015

Rank #8

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Episode 34: Hotline Miami 2 / Darkest Dungeon

Nick and Gary take a shot at Hotline Miami 2 (it's actually good, fuck the haters) and get dank up in Dankest Dungeon.

28mins

21 Mar 2015

Rank #9

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Episode 32: Hack 'n' Slash / Massive Chalice

Oh Double Fine. How much do we want to love you? Why can we only seem to love you about half of the time? Nick and Gary take a look at Hack 'N' Slash and Massive Chalice. One game that will live on in our hearts, one that will live in infamy.

28mins

15 Feb 2015

Rank #10

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Episode 28: Doorkickers / This War of Mine

We're joined by Kole Ross from something or other to talk about two violent games. The "title of the year" nominee Doorkickers and the affecting This War of Mine.

44mins

20 Dec 2014

Rank #11

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Episode 23: The Swapper / OlliOlli

Nick and Gary rock an 540 Olliolli off a 210 Swapper-grindcase-hate-your-dad. Also, contest! Review the show on iTunes and get a chance to win a copy of Binding of Isaac: Rebirth!

23mins

4 Oct 2014

Rank #12

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Episode 25: Anniversary Time Buying Procrastination Special!

In this very special and not at all necessary episode, Nick and Gary announce our contest winner, look back on the year we've had in the indie space and look forward to what we most want to play.

25mins

1 Nov 2014

Rank #13

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Episode 31: Power Cycle / Tea Leaves

Nick and Gary take a hard look at a cyberpunk thriller and a sensitive meditation on the future, both done in the medium of Twine. Plenty of ranting within! Here are the games: POWERCYCLES: http://noncanon.com/2015/PowerCycles.html Tea Leaves: http://navistudios.net/tealeaves/ Thanks to Tom and Davin, the respective creators of these neat, inspiring things.

24mins

31 Jan 2015

Rank #14

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Episode 80: Ring Runner and Solitarica

Nick and Brayton check out Ring Runner and Solitarica! Join us all in welcoming brand new host Brayton Cameron! Hooray!

29mins

13 May 2017

Rank #15

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Episode 79: The Flame and the Flood and HEARtREAD

Nick and Gary take a look at The Flame and Flood and HEARtREAD. A not entirely successful survival game and a almost entirely unsuccessful indie game with a good gimmick. Also, stay tuned to the end for a special announcement.

31mins

21 Apr 2017

Rank #16

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Episode 78: Lone Survivor and Breakforcist

Nick and Gary do our 3rd Duckstream request game (the low fi horror game Lone Survivor) and check out our buddy Pete's mobile breakout/breakfast game.

28mins

3 Apr 2017

Rank #17

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Episode 77: Anatomy / Brigador

Nick and Gary are joined by Evan Naugle (of Megaten Marathon ) to talk about Brigador, as well as Anatomy.

42mins

25 Mar 2017

Rank #18

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Episode 76: Invisible Inc and Refunct

Nick and Gary do our first Duckstream request (Invisible Inc), an ambitious, elegant game that proved to be too tough for us, and the beautiful little charmer Refunct.

36mins

11 Mar 2017

Rank #19

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Episode 75: Tyranny

Nick and Gary get to the bottom of Obsidian's newest masterpiece.

47mins

17 Feb 2017

Rank #20