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Lost Levels Club

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It's a book club for games! Mike and Ting talk about games while working through their backlogs - or more likely, make their backlogs worse by playing other things entirely. Join them playing the book club game and tell them their opinions are bad on Reddit and Twitter.

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It's a book club for games! Mike and Ting talk about games while working through their backlogs - or more likely, make their backlogs worse by playing other things entirely. Join them playing the book club game and tell them their opinions are bad on Reddit and Twitter.

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Lost Levels Club

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It's a book club for games! Mike and Ting talk about games while working through their backlogs - or more likely, make their backlogs worse by playing other things entirely. Join them playing the book club game and tell them their opinions are bad on Reddit and Twitter.

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Rank #1: Now Playing - Spring 2019

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Mike and Ting talk about what they've been playing. Pre-Chat Avengers: Endgame (2019) RunPee Munich (2005) Hello Kitty Sight Words 12-Book Reading Program IGN podcasts sponsored by Erectile disfunction pill service?? RFC 5322: Internet Message Format Now Playing Baba is You Satisfactory Reveal Trailer E3 2018 (YouTube) Satisfactory Flying Spaghetti Monster Satisfactory: “Joey’s Big Mac” International Finance Centre (Hong Kong) Space Hong Kong and Cthulu’s supercomputer altar Space China Return of the Obra Dinn Papers Please PSA: Return of Obra Dinn. Don't start this game on a Sunday night and other tips Anthem The Death & Rebirth of FINAL FANTASY XIV - Noclip Documentary Trailer (YouTube) How BioWare's Anthem Went Wrong Apex Legends Apex Legends Bot Spammers with hacker champion (YouTube) Apex Legends: How to manually choose servers to reduce lag on PC, PS4 and Xbox One Razer Chroma Should I buy a Philips Ambilight TV? Cultist Simulator Final Games Podcast Episode 84 - Alexis Kennedy & Lottie Bevan (Cultist Simulator) Rapid Fire Tetris 99 Opener How to Perform a T-Spin in Tetris Grand Theft Auto IV Is GTA IV on PC playable on Windows 10 without any tinkering? Know Your Meme: Let's Go Bowling Is it worth upgrading PS4 Pro with an SSD?  

May 13 2019
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Rank #2: Star Wars, Borderlands and the Epic Store

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Mike and Ting talk about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Borderlands and the Epic Games Store. Pre-Chat Pod People (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) Friends S5E22: The One With Joey's Big Break 2016 Wrap Up Pop-up ads in your car? It could be the next big thing Special Offers on Your Fire or Kindle Jack Ma defends the 'blessing' of a 12-hour working day 996.ICU on GitHub Chief Executive of Hong Kong Functional constituency (Hong Kong) Blade Runner (1982) It *is* faster to stand on the escalator rather than walk, 6-month London Tube study finds Star Wars Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — Official Reveal Trailer (YouTube) Chris Avellone Stig Asmussen What do the younger generation think of the Star Wars Prequels? Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Will Have Boss Battles And Draws Combat Inspiration From Metroid & Zelda Wind Waker Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Star Wars: Jedi Knight Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast - "Dismemberment" cheat (YouTube) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Teaser (YouTube) Ian McDiarmid: "Roll it again" | Episode 9 Trailer Fan Reaction (YouTube) Borderlands Borderlands 3 - Official Developer Trailer (YouTube) Borderlands (video game) Hellgate: London Borderlands - Intro Song (Ain't No Rest for the Wicked) (YouTube) Hellfire (Borderlands) 'Destiny' Announces Plans To Nerf Its Heaviest Hitters From Gjallarhorn To Thorn Dunning–Kruger effect Tsunami Modifier Epic Games Store The Epic Games store is now live Epic Games store revenue split Borderlands 3 Is A Six-Month Epic Store Exclusive On PC Phoenix Point evolves into an Epic exclusive with free DLC for backers Journey headed to PC via Epic’s new Steam store rival Epic just keeps getting exciting new exclusives for its store Metro Exodus ditches Steam to become an Epic Games Store exclusive Crysis 2 Steam removal "not an EA decision" Epic Games Store Roadmap The Witness is the next free game on the Epic Games Store Denuvo: "There is no uncrackable game. What we do is protect the initial sales" Gamers Hate the Epic Store, but They Hated Steam, Too Are You Ready? - Steam Summer Sale 2016 (YouTube) Satisfactory The Real Reason Netflix Cancelled All Its Marvel Shows Revealed  

Apr 28 2019
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Rank #3: Late Shift, Bandersnatch and Minecraft: Story Mode

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Mike and Ting talk about Late Shift, Bandersnatch and Minecraft: Story Mode. Contains SPOILERS for Late Shift and Bandersnatch! Pre-Chat Art Central Art Basel Feebee Niagara on BoardGameGeek Century: Spice Road on BoardGameGeek Saboteur: The Lost Mines on BoardGameGeek Abigail Marston Carmichael (surname) The Little Mermaid - Under the Sea (YouTube) Late Shift Late Shift - Interactive theatrical screenings Late Shift on Steam Buy The 7th Guest: 25th Anniversary Edition on Steam Phantasmagoria on Steam Late Shift The Delivery (YouTube) Late Shift Good Ending (YouTube) LATE SHIFT "Ending 1" (YouTube) - the one where you shoot everyone Late Shift The Fool (YouTube) Mark Chiu Batman Begins (2005) - Prison Fight 1080p (YouTube) Bandersnatch Black Mirror: Bandersnatch | Netflix Black Mirror Bandersnatch (2018) | Train Ending Scene (YouTube) Black Mirror Bandersnatch - Netflix Scene (YouTube) Black Mirror: Bandersnatch - Netflix Fight Scene (YouTube) Bandersnatch - Five Star Ending (YouTube) ZX Spectrum BANDERSNATCH SECRET ENDING FULL (YouTube) Tuckersoft “Black Mirror” Hang the DJ (TV Episode 2017) Minecraft: Story Mode Minecraft: Story Mode | Netflix Minecraft: Story Mode is now on Netflix, Telltale's final launch Minecraft: Java Edition surpasses 30 million lifetime sales 10 bit redstone computer, with basic GPU,game support Detroit: Become Human Detroit: Become Human Walkthrough and Guide - Chapter Flowcharts Post-Chat Hong Kong Sevens When you go Dark Souls with your best mates... [Extended Version] (YouTube)  

Apr 15 2019
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Rank #4: Stadia, Master Chief and Steamy Dwarves

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Mike and Ting talk about Google Stadia, Dwarf Fortress and the Master Chief Collection on Steam. Plus some RAPID FIRE NEWS. The “book club” games are: Bandersnatch and Late Shift. Pre-Chat The best dog accounts on Instagram to get your fluff fix The Coffee Academics Fuel Espresso There was a honking great big Nespresso stand Stadia Stadia GDC 2019 Gaming Announcement (YouTube) Phil Harrison Jade Raymond Google announces Project Stream, will let testers play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for free Google Stadia gets its very own WiFi-connected controller Google Stadia specs: is this our first taste of next-gen? Advanced Vector Extensions What Google's Stadia could mean for PC gaming Google leads gaming down a perilous path Origin Access Ads on Hulu Friends - HD - Opening Credits - Season One (YouTube) Google Stadia can use AI to change a game's art in real-time Apple - iPod Silhouettes - Shut up and let me go (YouTube) DLSS FAQ: What is it and how does it work? Breaking All The Rules - Baba Is You - Episode 1/? (YouTube) @BrianRoemmele - Apple AirPods H1 chip (SOCs) has the processing power of an iPhone 4—in each ear! Asynchronous Spacewarp The Lawnmower Man (1992) Dwarf Fortress Dwarf Fortress on Steam Dwarf Fortress RimWorld Prison Architect Minecraft Why Dwarf Fortress started killing cats DF2014:Aquifer 40d:Carp Dwarf Fortress Video Tutorial by captnduck Feed the Beast "You get used to it, I don't even see the code, All I see is blond, brunette, redhead" (YouTube) The 'Dwarf Fortress' Creators Weren't in It For Money, But Now They Need It Master Chief Collection Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to Steam Halo's weird, awkward history on PC Marathon Trilogy Halo - Macworld Unveiling (YouTube) Bungie co-founder says he's to blame for Halo's overpowered pistol Mgalekgolo Embrace, extend, and extinguish Microsoft completes GitHub acquisition Halo: The Master Chief Collection could be out in full this year Rapid Fire Nindies Showcase Spring 2019 (YouTube) Cuphead Announced For Nintendo Switch, Will Have Xbox Live Support The Red Lantern Super Londo Bros Cadence of Hyrule - Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda Oculus Rift S Revealed with Inside-out Tracking, Resolution Bump, & New Ergonomics Fighting Agents from the Matrix (Twitch)  

Mar 30 2019
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Rank #5: Celeste

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Mike and Ting talk about Celeste. Contains SPOILERS for Celeste! The “book club” games are: Bandersnatch and Late Shift. Pre-Chat Tokyo Milk Cheese Factory Biscuit or cookie? Rich Tea Custard Cream Pineapple Bun Are you a PLAYBOY? Eight of Hong Kong’s best vanity license plates Isn't It Romantic | Netflix The Sweetest Thing (2002) Reign of Fire (2002) Overview Celeste on Metacritic Celeste (video game) - Accolades Celeste Original Soundtrack Celeste - Madeline's Grab Bag Gameplay What Makes Celeste's Assist Mode Special | Game Maker's Toolkit (YouTube) Assist mode save file picture? @NoelFB - We're making it so you can turn off Assist Mode in Celeste because: 1) Why not? Who cares if you turn it on for a bit and then turn it off 2) On PC you already can turn it off by editing your save data Celeste: Old Site B Side in 4:34 (YouTube) - This is where the bird appears, not The Core or The Summit! Does the ending change if you collect all 200 strawberries? Story Badeline How old is Madeline? Celeste Walkthrough and Guide: Chapter 5 - Mirror Temple Mr. Oshiro Celeste All Dialogues/Full Story Chapter 6 Reflection (YouTube) NEW JOB IN SEATTLE (from the Instagram account the devs created for Theo’s backstory) Secrets and Surprises How long is Celeste? Celeste Walkthrough and Guide: Chapter 8 - The Core Celeste Forsaken City Crystal Heart (YouTube) Celeste Old Site Crystal Heart Chapter 2 (YouTube) Celeste Golden Ridge Crystal Heart (Super Mario Bros. 3 Easter Egg) (YouTube) 1UP! Achievement in Celeste How do you unlock the C-Sides? Celeste Secret 200th Strawberry (YouTube) Arranging the Heart text lines? Lexaloffle Games Celeste Celestial Resort Hidden PICO 8 Collectible Game (YouTube) Celeste PICO-8 Memorable Moments Celeste Walkthrough and Guide: Chapter 3 - Celestial Resort Celeste Walkthrough and Guide: Chapter 4 - Golden Ridge Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Celeste Walkthrough - All Strawberries in Chapter 5 (YouTube) Celeste Walkthrough and Guide: Chapter 6 - Reflection Celeste Walkthrough and Guide: Chapter 7 - The Summit Mike’s Celeste Stats Ting’s Celeste Stats I just finished Core - Is there anything more to the "story" than what I've seen? The Witness Post-Chat Tetris 99 Opener  

Mar 15 2019
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Rank #6: Apex Legends and the Nintendo Direct

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Mike and Ting talk about Apex Legends, the Feb 2019 Nintendo Direct, and follow up on some items from the previous ep. The “book club” game is: Celeste. Pre-Chat Would you drink hot water on a scorching summer’s day? Many Hongkongers do Nespresso Pro Plus Caffeine Jabra Elite 65t Apple AirPods 2 release date, news and rumors Apex Legends Respawn's Apex Legends Live Stream Reveals New Game, Out Now An Update On Apex Legends From Vince Zampella Apex Legends is the third game ever to hit 7 million hours on Twitch in a single day Apex Legends' ping system is a tiny miracle for FPS teamwork and communication Almost an amazing comeback (Twitch) The most bs win we ever had (Twitch) Wargroove Dev Says Sony Refused Cross-Platform Play Despite Chairman's Comments Buying hacks to cheat in Apex Legends is easy in China PC Update #26 (/r/PUBATTLEGROUNDS) Nintendo Direct Nintendo Direct 2.13.2019 Super Mario Maker 2 - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch (YouTube) AWFUL Anti-Softlock - Psychological Trolls & Twicest of Twice (YouTube) The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch (YouTube) @PixelGrotto: Wow that #SecretofMana remake looks miles better with a little tweaked lighting (originals on left). Lighting makes so much difference it's amazing. DELTARUNE Chapter 1 - Announce Trailer - Nintendo Switch (YouTube) @tobyfox: Here are my thoughts on Ch 1 of Deltarune. This should answer some questions. Undertale's Switch version might hint at Toby Fox's next game Tetris 99 Reveal Trailer (YouTube) Tetris 99 datamine reveals upcoming Team Battle, COM Battle, and Marathon modes Follow Up / Return Fire Activision Blizzard cuts nearly 800 jobs amid ‘record results in 2018’ Game Workers Unite Wants Activision Blizzard to Fire Its CEO Blizzard Says It Wasn't Expecting Fans To Be This Angry About Diablo Immortal Late Shift on Steam Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Minecraft: Story Mode Bowser takes over at Nintendo of America Bowser Name Meaning Definition of 'bowser' Illumination’s Animated Super Mario Bros. Movie Moving Forward How this 34-year-old dad made $1 million off a simple Fiverr side hustle  

Feb 25 2019
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Rank #7: Global Game Jam 2019

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Mike and Ting make Chinese new year's resolutions, and talk about Global Game Jam 2019, indie games and rapid fire news. The “book club” game is: Celeste. Pre-Chat Pig (zodiac) 'Gangster' Peppa Pig propelled to stardom in China McDull Paultons Park | Peppa Pig World Percy Pig Chinese New Year’s Resolutions Red Envelope About a Boy (2002) Dynamite Düx Global Game Jam 2019 Global Game Jam 2019 Keynote and Theme (YouTube) MagicaVoxel Progress vid (placeholder for when I edit it together!) Get Your House in Order Haus of the Doge Release The 10 most expensive cities to live in around the world in 2018 家 - HoMe Pa Pa Family House Crash @RegalPigeon Indie Games Slay the Spire Dead Cells 25 Best Upcoming Indie Games of 2019: Switch, Xbox One, PS4, & PC 9 Indie Games To Look Forward To In 2019 Our 20 Most Anticipated Indie Games Of 2019 In the Valley of Gods Wargroove Moving Out Sam Barlow Developing Next Video Game, ‘Telling Lies,’ With Annapurna Late Shift Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Baba is You Rapid Fire Development Update on Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch (YouTube) Anthem VIP Demo: an update from BioWare’s Head of Live Service Bungie Splits With Activision, Keeps Destiny With Activision's Influence Growing, Blizzard Is Cutting Costs Blizzard cancels 'Heroes of the Storm' eSports plans  

Feb 12 2019
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Rank #8: Super Mario Bros. 3

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Mike and Ting talk about Super Mario Bros. 3. The “book club” game is: Celeste. Pre-Chat Common house gecko Super Mario Party Isabelle (SSBU) Charles Martinet Background Super Mario Bros. 3 – Release Details Super Mario Bros. 3 Happy Meal, from 1990! The Wizard (1989) Super Mario Bros. 3/Version differences Design Frog Mario Boomerang Mario Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels The Nintendo Entertainment System's Loading Seam (YouTube) Overscan P-Wing Recorder (Warp Whistle) Treasure Ship Game Designer Jonathan Blow: What We All Missed About Braid Gameplay Angry Sun Rotary Lift Battle Game World 3-2 and 3-3 Boss Bass World 3-8 World 4-6 Tiny-Huge Island World 5-3 Goomba’s Shoe World 5-8 and 5-9 Flame Chomp World 6-5 Super Mario Bros. 3 - Wrong Warp (YouTube) World 8-Hand Traps How A Mario Character Was Named After Motorhead's Lemmy  

Jan 27 2019
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Rank #9: 2018 Wrap Up - Part 2

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Mike and Ting close the book on 2018 and look forward to 2019. The “book club” game is: Super Mario Bros. 3. Pre-Chat Cheesy blueberry pie What is 5/7 referencing? What's the SFW Porn Network? YouTube Red is dead: Google renames and raises prices on streaming services Gary Vaynerchuk WineLibraryTV (YouTube) Now Playing at Your Local Multiplex: Torture Porn Book Club Retrospective Torment: Tides of Numenera Super Mario Odyssey What Remains of Edith Finch Firewatch Minit Prey Super Mario Bros. Everybody's Gone to the Rapture Does Have a Run Button The Stanley Parable Antichamber Her Story Missed in 2018 God of War on Metacritic Red Dead Redemption 2 on Metacritic Celeste Super Meat Boy N and N+ Return of the Obra Dinn Papers Please Amplitude Child of Eden Tetris Effect Beat Saber Ni No Kuni 2 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Persona 5 The 20 best video games of 2018 The Game Awards 2018 Florence The Messenger Astro Bot Rescue Mission 2019 Look Forward New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (Jan 11) Resident Evil 2 (Jan 25) Kingdom Hearts 3 (Jan 29) Kingdom Hearts 3 community braces itself for spoilers after big gameplay leak Yesterday someone commented on the Donald Duck with glock post saying "You mess with the flock, you get the glock." I did my Donald Duck voice, here you go reddit. Anthem (Feb 22) Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (Mar 15) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Mar 22) Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch Announced Dreams Pokemon For Nintendo Switch: Here's Everything We Know So Far The Last of Us 2 The Road (2009) Blackout: New personal best, 9k chicken dinner (YouTube) The Outer Worlds Phoenix Point System Shock Repentance will be The Binding of Isaac's final DLC expansion Epic to launch their own Steam-rival store, cutting a better deal for devs Discord’s game store tries to top Steam and Epic by offering developers more money Epic Games Store will offer ‘a free game every two weeks’ — how does that stack up? Post-Chat Tower of God  

Jan 13 2019
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Rank #10: 2018 Wrap Up

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Mike and Ting look back on 2018. The “book club” game is: Super Mario Bros. 3. Pre-Chat Mince Pie Jingle Bells (YouTube) Cliff Richard - Mistletoe and Wine (YouTube) Ting’s present to Mike Played in 2018 Sir Michael’s Played In 2018 Tingothy’s Played In 2018 Steam Spring Cleaning Into the Breach Warhammer: Vermintide 2 A Way Out Arkham Horror: The Card Game 2018 Highlights Our #GGJ18 game: Rocket Lag Experiment #1 with the 2D Game Kit tutorial in Unity Experiment #2 with the 2D Game Kit tutorial in Unity Sir Michael's 1,000 hours of PUBG: Part VI - Modest Mike & Friends (YouTube) Vikendi is Here Prey The Sunk Cost Fallacy Agile software development Meaningless Awards - Best Multiplayer Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Ting) Monster Hunter World (Game that Ting maybe should have picked) No Man’s Sky NEXT (Mike) Meaningless Awards - Best Game Red Dead Redemption 2 (Ting) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Mike) Super Mario Party (Game that takes 2-4 hours to lose) Meaningless Awards - Missed in 2018 God of War (Ting) E V E R Y T H I N G (Mike - by which I mean I missed everything and not EVERYTHING, though I missed that too) Detroit: Become Human (Mike) Meaningless Awards - Honourable Mention Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Ting) Deltarune (Mike)  

Dec 26 2018
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