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On The Rocks

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On The Rocks is a humorous podcast that pairs video games and other stuff with their perfect alcoholic drink. Join Kyle, Nathan, and Dave as they attempt to drunkly review todays biggest games, movies, and books, as well as a few classic gems sprinkled in for good measure.We also review a set of indie/retro games each week, as well as a video game trope!

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On The Rocks is a humorous podcast that pairs video games and other stuff with their perfect alcoholic drink. Join Kyle, Nathan, and Dave as they attempt to drunkly review todays biggest games, movies, and books, as well as a few classic gems sprinkled in for good measure.We also review a set of indie/retro games each week, as well as a video game trope!

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Great show!

By Shar2467 - Mar 28 2013
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Great show guys, you should totally do a Mario Party episode.

Great show

By NFulton - Oct 08 2012
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A must listen for any gamers. Best show out there!

iTunes Ratings

30 Ratings
Average Ratings
28
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1
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Great show!

By Shar2467 - Mar 28 2013
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Great show guys, you should totally do a Mario Party episode.

Great show

By NFulton - Oct 08 2012
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A must listen for any gamers. Best show out there!
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On The Rocks

Latest release on Sep 25, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 266 - Oculus Quest

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This week we're reviewing the newest edition to the Oculus VR family: Oculus Quest! Is this piece of tech the best VR headset out there? Matt joins the show as we also break down the VR games that we'd love to see.

Special Guest - Matt from the Games Gone Awry podcast

Compact Nourishment Cylinders
- Vodka soaked Marshmallow

Indie Corner (1:12:36)
- Jotun (Switch)
- My Friend Pedro (Switch)
- The Office Quest (Switch)

The Weekly Question (1:37:52)
What VR game/experience would you like to see?

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Jul 25 2019

2hr

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Rank #2: Episode 270 - River City Girls

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This week we're reviewing a beautiful successor in the River City Ransom series: River City Girls! Does this retro-inspired brawler kick ass? Or is it simply stuck in the past? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope Game Gourmet while drinking a new take on a classic cocktail.

Sake Manhattan
- 1 3/4 oz. Junmai Sake
- 3/4 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
- 3/4 oz. Sweet Vermouth
- 1-2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters

Indie Corner (46:08)
- Heave Ho (Switch)
- Tiny Metal: Full Metal Rumble (Switch)
- Burning Embers (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (58:40)
Game Gourmet - Consumable food items in video games that give you health, stats, and perks.

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Sep 16 2019

1hr 15mins

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Rank #3: Episode 280 - Pokémon Sword & Shield

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This week we're reviewing the biggest Nintendo release of the entire year: Pokémon Sword & Shield! Does this first mainline console outing take the series to wild places? Or is it still stuck in the tall grass? Johnnie joins the episode as we also talk about our favorite examples of the trope, Unlikely Hero!

Special Guest - Johnnie

Maractus
- 2 oz. Gin
- 1 oz. Lemon Juice
- 2 tsp Simple Syrup
- 1/2 oz. Black Raspberry Liqueur

Indie Corner (1:12:48)
- Nearsight (Browser)
- Domiverse (Switch)
- Disabled Hospital (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:28:12)
Unlikely Hero - A character who gets involved in all sorts of craziness in defiance of all reasonable logic.

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Dec 02 2019

1hr 42mins

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Rank #4: Quick Shot - Good & Bad Trophy/Achievement Lists

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What makes a good trophy/achievement list? What makes a bad one? What are some of our favorite trophies and achievements? We answer these questions and more in this installment of Quick Shot.

Theme Music - "I Love Holy Daze" by Geir Tjelta

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Aug 29 2019

36mins

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Rank #5: Episode 278 - Luigi's Mansion 3

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This week we're reviewing the spookiest game to hit the Nintendo Switch this fall: Luigi's Mansion 3! Does this game blow away the competition? Or does it just... suck? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Hopeless Boss Fight, while drinking a gooey cocktail.

Gooigi
- 1 Part Whiskey
- 2 Parts Melon Liqueur
- 2 Parts Sweet & Sour Mix

Indie Corner (54:07)
- Asphalt 9: Legends (Switch)
- Spidersaurs (Apple Arcade)
- EarthNight (Apple Arcade)

The Weekly Trope (1:14:04)
Hopeless Boss Fight - Boss encounters that the player is not meant to win.

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Nov 14 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #6: Episode 275 - Concrete Genie

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This week we're reviewing one of the indie titles of the entire year: Concrete Genie! Does this game draw us into it's world? Or is it as dull as a used crayon? We're also talking about our favorite examples of motion/touch controls in games while drinking a very mysterious cocktail.

Darkness
- 1.5 oz. Gin
- 1 oz. Blue Curaçao
- 1 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
- 1 oz. Grenadine
- 1 oz. Cranberry Juice

Indie Corner (52:22)
- Neo Cab (Apple Arcade)
- Wilmot's Warehouse (Switch)

The Weekly Question (108:56)
What are your favorite examples of motion and touch-controls?

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Oct 28 2019

1hr 29mins

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Rank #7: Quick Shot - Cheating/Cheesing Video Games

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What happened to cheat codes? Is cheesing games always frowned upon? What games do we find ourselves cheesing? We answer these questions and more in this installment of Quick Shot.

Theme Music - "I Love Holy Daze" by Geir Tjelta

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Jan 02 2020

1hr 52mins

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Rank #8: Episode 263 - E3 2019

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This week we're reviewing this years biggest gaming event: E3 2019! Is the Electronic Entertainment Expo slowly fading away? We discuss our favorite things we saw at the show and finish up the episode by talking about our favorite titles featured in the Kinda Funny Games Showcase.

Lost Marbles
Brewery - Jackie O's
Style: New England IPA
ABV: 7.00%

Indie Corner (1:34:40)
- 39 Days to Mars (Switch)
- Baldy's Adventures (Browser)
- Mana Spark (Switch)

The Weekly Question (1:48:52)
What are we most excited about coming out of the Kinda Funny Games Showcase?

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Jun 20 2019

2hr 15mins

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Rank #9: Episode 272 - Borderlands 3

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This week we're reviewing one of the biggest titles of the entire year: Borderlands 3! Is this game just more of the same or has a lengthy time between games created some stunning new mechanics? Andy joins the episode and we also discuss our favorite examples of the trope Big Creepy-Crawlies.

Special Guest - Andy

Gunslinger
- 2 oz. Rye or Bourbon Whiskey
- 12 ml Woodford Reserve Cocktail Bitters
- 1 tsp. Bourbon Smoked Sugar
- 1 oz. Club Soda

Indie Corner (53:54)
- Necrosphere Deluxe (PS4)
- Gladiator: Blades of Fury (PS4)
- Battle Chef Brigade (Switch/PS4)

The Weekly Trope (1:13:44)
Big Creepy-Crawlies - Simply put, these are creepy giant bugs.

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Sep 30 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #10: Episode 285 - To The Moon

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This week we're reviewing a re-release of a game that originally came out in 2011: To The Moon! Does this narrative power-house successfully make the jump to the Nintendo Switch? We're also discussing our favorite examples of Time Travel while drinking a classic martini.

Gin Martini
- 4 oz. Gin
- 1 oz. Dry Vermouth
- 2-3 Olives

Indie Corner (1:08:42)
- Kyle is Famous (Browser/Steam)
- Happy Animals Bowling (Switch)
- Doomsday Vault (Apple Arcade)

The Weekly Trope (1:31:15)
Time Travel - Stories that involve characters going back, forward, or laterally through time.

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Jan 31 2020

1hr 59mins

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Rank #11: Quick Shot - Do Video Games Need To Be Fun?

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Do video games need to be fun? What makes a video game fun? Why do we play video games? We answer these questions and more in this installment of Quick Shot.

Theme Music - "I Love Holy Daze" by Geir Tjelta

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Dec 16 2019

25mins

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Rank #12: Episode 281 - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

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This week we're reviewing the most anticipated Star Wars game of this generation: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order! Did Respawn create a single-player masterpiece? Or is this game destined to get force-pushed around? Colin rejoins the crew as we also talk about our favorite and least favorite examples of the trope, Signposting.

The Empire
- 1 oz. Whiskey
- 1 oz. Crème de cacao
- 6 oz. Imperial Stout
- 1/2 oz. Half % Half

Indie Corner (1:00:50)
- Village Monsters (Steam)
- Pixel Pirate (IOS)
- The Adventure of Kowi (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (1:15:58)
Signposting - Refers to all the artifacts in a game that are based on visual aesthetics that fill a game space with content with the purpose of supporting player navigation.

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Dec 09 2019

1hr 43mins

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Rank #13: Episode 277 - Leftovers (Vol. 15)

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This week we're reviewing and re-reviewing two of the biggest games of the Fall 2019! Is Obsidian's new game out of this world? Is Control worth trophy hunting? We're also discussing our favorite video game robots in this hodgepodge of an episode.

The Games
- Control
- The Outer Worlds

Indie Corner (46:22)
- Lonely Mountains: Downhill (PS4)
- Pilgrims (Apple Arcade)
- Outlanders (Apple Arcade)

The Weekly Question (1:12:05)
What is your favorite video game robot?

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Nov 07 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #14: Episode 269 - Leftovers (Vol. 14)

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This week we're reviewing some of the bigger games of for the tail end of the summer 2019! Spyro, Final Fantasy 8, Control, and Astral Chain! Which of these new titles is worth a buy? We're also talking about some bold gaming predictions for the rest of 2019!

Lolita
Brewery: Goose Island
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.9%

The Games
- Doom 3
- FINAL FANTASY VIII Remastered
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy
- Horizon Chase Turbo
- Control
- Astral Chain

Indie Corner
- Dandy Dungeon - Legend of Brave Yamada (Switch)
- Mighty Switch Force! Collection (Switch)
- Steamworld Quest (Switch)

The Weekly Question
What are some of our boldest gaming predictions for the end of 2019?

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Sep 09 2019

1hr 10mins

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Rank #15: Quick Shot - Game Value and Pricing

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Should game price factor into overall score? Is the Nintendo Tax a real thing? Are games too expensive? A We answer these questions and more in this installment of Quick Shot.

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Jun 06 2019

39mins

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Rank #16: Episode 261 - Pokémon Detective Pikachu

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This week we're reviewing the biggest video game movie of all time: Pokémon Detective Pikachu! Does this movie thunder shock us all? Or is it as painful as a Psyduck migraine? We're also talking about other video games we'd like to see turned into movies while drinking a very tart cocktail.

Mr. Mime
- 2 oz. Tequila
- 1/2 oz. Compari
- 3/4 oz. Lemon Juice
- 3/4 oz. Honey

Indie Corner (48:45)
- My Time at Portia (Switch)
- Ding Dong XL (Switch)
- Episode - Choose Your Story (IOS)

The Weekly Question (1:13:40)
What games would you like to see get the movie treatment?

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May 23 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #17: Episode 267 - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

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This week we're reviewing the biggest superhero game of the entire year: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order! Does this shiny new sequel take the series in an exciting direction? We're also discussing our favorite superhero games of all time while drinking a refreshingly bland beverage.

White Claw® Hard Seltzer
Flavor: Ruby Grapefruit
ABV: 5%

Indie Corner (58:49)
- Ghost Ride Da Whip (Browser)
- Beast Pixels (Browser)
- Spider-Man's Adventure (Browser)

The Weekly Question (1:09:22)
What are your favorite superhero video games?

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Aug 08 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #18: Episode 294 - Streets of Rage 4

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This week we're reviewing one of the biggest gaming surprises of 2020: Streets of Rage 4? Does a 26-year hiatus lead to beat-em-up perfection? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope, Palette Swap!

Indie Corner (40:29)
- Wattam (PSN)
- Hellevator (Browser)
- Lamplight Hollow (Browser)

The Weekly Trope (58:40)
Palette Swap - A method for increasing the variety of game characters by reusing sprites, and simply changing the color palette.

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May 08 2020

1hr 12mins

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Rank #19: Episode 292 - Leftovers (Vol. 16)

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This week we're reviewing our leftover topics from Spring 2020! The Witcher on Netflix, McMillions, and Good Job! Are these distractions enough to keep us busy during quarantine? We're also discussing our favorite examples of the trope Gone Horribly Right!

Indie Corner (42:05)
- Cat Girl Without Salad (Switch)
- Coffee Talk (Switch)
- Revenge of the Bird King (Switch)

The Weekly Trope (1:02:17)
Gone Horribly Right
- When someone succeeds TOO well at something, and it's this success that ultimately dooms them.

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Apr 21 2020

1hr 19mins

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Rank #20: Episode 291 - Onward

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This week we're reviewing Pixar's latest fantasy adventure: Onward! Does this quest capture the magic of Pixar's previous films? We're also discussing our favorite examples of bittersweet endings while tackling a jiggly alcoholic foe.

Gelatinous Cube
- 2 oz. Tequila
- 2 oz. Triple Sec
- 4 oz. Lime Juice
- 8 oz. Boiling Water
- 1 oz. Unflavored Geletin
- 6 oz. Lime Jello

Indie Corner (46:23)
- Moving Out (Switch)
- Sheep Patrol (Switch)
- Horror Stories (PS4)

The Weekly Trope (1:02:00)
Bittersweet Ending - This ending happens when victory comes at a harsh price, and the heroes cannot fully enjoy the reward of their actions.

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Apr 14 2020

1hr 24mins

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