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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: 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 #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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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Rank #7: Randomizer, Nintendo and Going Digital

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Mike and Ting talk about the randomizer for Zelda: ALttP, Nintendo news and the rumoured disc-less Xbox One The “book club” game is: Super Mario Bros. 3. Pre-Chat Use Screen Time to get insights about how you use your device PBS Space Time (YouTube) Matt O'Dowd (astrophysicist) The Lion King Official Teaser Trailer (YouTube) List of Disney live-action reimaginings of animated films A Link to the Past Randomizer ALttP: Randomizer Exploration Glitch Hovering Hyrule Magic Infinite Remix: The Story of the Link to the Past Randomizer Inside The Wild New Mash-Up Of Link To The Past And Super Metroid Super Mario Bros. Crossover SD2SNES MSU1 - CD Quality Music on the Super Nintendo (YouTube) Nintendo Nintendo Hits Big Milestones from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday Nintendo on track to miss two-year sales targets for Switch, say analysts Subitizing Pokemon: Let’s Go! Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 11.1.2018 (YouTube) Nintendo fighting major Super Smash Bros. Ultimate leaks Nintendo Is Shuttering Its Controversial YouTube Creators Program The more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers (YouTube) Disc-Less Xbox One Microsoft is reportedly launching a disc-less Xbox One next year Tomorrow's World - Compact Disc (YouTube) Spyro Reignited Trilogy retail version only comes with the first game on disc Xbox Game Pass Puyo Puyo Tetris: English text if I import the Japanese version? Bethesda offers 500 Atoms to customers affected by Fallout 76 bag-gate  

Dec 10 2018
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Rank #8: Now Playing, Deltarune and Detective Pikachu

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Mike and Ting talk about what they've been playing, Deltarune and upcoming video game movies The “book club” game is: Super Mario Bros. 3. Pre-Chat This is Sparta Scene (YouTube) Spartan Race Clockenflap Alcohol flush reaction Famotidine Now Playing Xbox Game Pass Forza Horizon 4 GTX 1060 vs. R9 270 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Enchantment? ENCHANTMENT! Sandal from Dragon Age (YouTube) Wait...what? (Twitch) 200IQ TROPHY SYSTEM... (YouTube) Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now has microtransactions - and they're not going down well Red Dead Redemption 2 xkcd: Honor Societies Stars in Shadow Exapunks 7 Billion Humans Fidel Dungeon Rescue Review: Why I can’t stop killing a cute, puzzle-solving dog named Fidel Prey: Mooncrash Benedict Wong Deltarune Mysterious Undertale tweets tease "something new" to be unveiled tomorrow DELTARUNE I like the route Toby has taken with Deltarune deltarune.com on the Wayback Machine W. D. Gaster Homestuck I have a feeling that someone really doesn’t want us to forget that they’re with us in the dark. Upcoming Video Game Movies First Set Images Of Hollywood's Monster Hunter Movie There’s a Sonic the Hedgehog movie coming, and Jim Carrey is Eggman Maria Robotnik 'The stench of it stays with everybody': inside the Super Mario Bros movie Detective Pikachu (game) POKÉMON Detective Pikachu - Official Trailer #1 (YouTube) Ted Shining (YouTube) Nintendo ROM Site Lawsuit Results In $12 Million Judgment  

Nov 27 2018
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Rank #9: Super Mario Bros.

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Mike and Ting talk about Super Mario Bros. The “book club” game is: Super Mario Bros. 3. Discuss: @lostlevelsclub /r/lostlevelsclub Lost Levels Club on YouTube and Twitch mike.and.ting@lostlevels.club Show Notes: Pre-Chat Teens are abandoning Facebook in dramatic numbers, study finds SAUSAGE /r/IDontWorkHereLady Barbican What's it really like to work in the City? Father and sons jailed for huge DVD scam Seafood - Pleasurehead (YouTube) Why Are Game Developer Bonuses Based On Review Scores? Context and Expectations Super Mario Bros. speedrunner sets ‘impossible’ new world record Here Are The Five Best-Selling Video Games Of All Time Super Mario Bros. game was just 31 Kilobytes. How's that possible? Super Mario Bros. US Manual PDF Platforming Ledge Forgiveness Super Mario Bros. UK Versions Didn't caped Mario turn to Super Mario after damage? Why Super Mario Maker uses New Super Mario Bros. U physics for all game styles Mechanics Piranha Plant Bill Blaster Invincible Mario Why didn't you tell me about this Super Mario Bros. cheat? Analyzing Super Mario’s level and tutorial design World 8-4 Kaizo: The Dark Side of Super Mario Worlds and Moments Blooper Where are the warp zones? Buzzy Beetle World 4-4 World 7-4 Super Mario Bros. From NES to Super Mario All-Stars World 8-2 Bowser Glitches and Secrets Why the Minus World Glitch Happens — IN-DEPTH TECHNICAL EXPLANATION — Glitch in Depth (YouTube) Hard Mode Super Mario Bros. - World 3-1 Infinite Lives Trick (YouTube) Pop Fiction: Season 1: Episode 2 - Jumping the Flagpole (YouTube) Super Mario Bros. - Small Fire Mario Glitch (YouTube) Post-Chat DELTARUNE  

Nov 13 2018
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Rank #10: PS Classic, Ninty & Blackout

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Mike and Ting talk about the /r/Games time capsule, PlayStation Classic, September Nintendo Direct and Black Ops 4 Blackout beta. The “book club” game is: Prey. Finish the game by the next episode! Discuss: @lostlevelsclub /r/lostlevelsclub Lost Levels Club on YouTube and Twitch mike.and.ting@lostlevels.club Show Notes: Pre-Chat How to Stop Windows 10 From Asking You For Feedback Hong Kong tropical cyclone warning signals Li's field Buildings crumble and sway as Super Typhoon Mangkhut rips through Hong Kong (YouTube) More than 600 road sections blocked and chaotic scenes at Hong Kong MTR stations as grim Typhoon Mangkhut recovery begins Extreme Athleticism Is the New Midlife Crisis Spartan Race Time Capsule If /r/games had a time capsule to be opened in five years, what thoughts / predictions / expectations would you have for the future of gaming? Opening the 5 year old /r/Games time capsule. Would the Wii U be a hit? Would Portal 3 be released, would Watch Dogs become a franchise? See what people of /r/Games thought about the future of games in 5 years. What is Reddit karma and how do people benefit from having more Reddit karma? Is Internet access needed to install the retail PC version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt? Undertale OneShot The Caretaker of the Ruins PlayStation Classic Introducing PlayStation Classic, with 20 Pre-Loaded Games Dual Analog Controller Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Cool Boarders Final Fantasy Tactics Vagrant Story Dragon Quest XI Wipeout (video game) Gran Turismo Tenchu: Stealth Assassins PlayStation 1 with Texture Perspective Correction feature Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes Tomb Raider (2013 video game) Resident Evil (2002 video game) Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Spyro Reignited Trilogy Xbox UK Reacts to PlayStation Classic With Tongue in Cheek Tweet About Backward Compatibility Nintendo Direct and Switch Online Nintendo Direct 9.13.2018 The Internet Reacts To Animal Crossing's Isabelle In Smash Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - E3 2018 - Nintendo Switch (YouTube) Waluigi Mario Party Party - Giant Bomb We Love Katamari Final Fantasy VIII - Eyes On Me (YouTube) Final Fantasy VIII Is MIA Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online Excitebike Arena - Mario Kart 8 [OST] (YouTube) Today I Discovered The UK Government's Irrational Fear Of Ninjas System Swan Songs: The Last Games Released on the Greatest Consoles Why Nintendo’s Toad is in the news, and why he doesn’t deserve this Blackout Beta Black Ops 4 Blackout beta: Start times, how to access, and everything you need to know Here’s how the mystery box works in Call of Duty’s Blackout mode Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout Mode Has Consumables That Grant Timed Perks Rapid Fire Marvel's Spider-Man on Metacritic Marvel's Spider-Man - A good memory PlayStation Plus members can get 'Destiny 2' for free right now Belgian govt opens criminal investigation into EA Introducing a new version of Steam Play  

Sep 29 2018
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