Like a book club, but with video games.

Episode 61 – Hydrogen Game

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Catsman complains about Zeus, Animitch grows garlic, Moogle laments, Happyman slaps knees. Plus: what is the sun’s favourite game?

  • 2:53 – Intro
  • 4:30 – The Gamey Awards (aka best\worst of 2016)
  • 48:39 – Show and Tell
  • 1:04:15 – Catsman’s Conundrum\Canandram

Music: Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050 (c. 1721), movement 1, harpsichord cadenza and conclusion.

PS: Sorry for the lack of reading comments or regular segments. These last two were technically specials!

Gentlemen Discussing Vidya Nintendo Switch Previewisode

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  • 0:01:00 Intro, The Conference & The Controller
  • 0:16:28 Mario Kart 8 from a Joycon perspective
  • 0:24:35 Online & Battery Life
  • 0:34:02 Arms & HD Rumble
  • 1:03:55 1-2-Switch
  • 1:09:22 Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • 1:46:40 Has-Been Heroes & arguing about Wii U
  • 1:54:47 Mario Odyssey & the parental controls video
  • 1:59:04 Homebrew chat
  • 2:05:06 Splatoon


  • Mii Channel
  • Wii Sports – Boxing Results
  • Wii Shop Channel
  • SSBB – PictoChat

Specs won a competition and went to go and play a Nintendo Switch. Was it any good? Not really. There, I saved you two hours.

Happyman toiled while editing this episode. Catsman apologizes again.

Help test Lawyer Guy: Tetrahedron Alley

The new level for Lawyer Guy is now complete. Amongst other things, it introduces the ‘portable checkpoint’ mechanic, which allows Lawyer Guy to place down a checkpoint anywhere in the level.
If you’d like to help test Lawyer Guy, shoot an email to and I will send you a playable build. The level might still have some rough edges! After I’ve rounded them down, I will release it publicly. You are allowed\encouraged to stream anything I send you (sorry, no prizes, unless you want more Bad Rats), and anyone who fills in the feedback form will get their name\alias in the Lawyer Guy credits.

Love, Cats

PS: Podcast… maybe next weekend? Not this immediate one, the one starting on the 14th. I will be polling people throughout the month. Please make sure you’ve watched the book club TV show if you want in on that discussion.

The Reports of my Death are Mostly True

Hello cattlepokes. First, I would like to drop in to apologize for not being around more often. I have booked 2 weeks of holiday for christmas, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to do a chunk of Lawyer Guy development sometime then (and maybe watch out for a stream from me\dodds\the other one!).

Second: podcast. Happyman is putting Family Feud on hiatus while we brainstorm new questions. Until then, I am proposing to fill the void as follows:
1) Get back on the video game movie\TV book club wagon (no cattlepoke reference intended). I proposed Law & Order: Special Victims Unit season 16 episode 14 – Intimidation Game (boy, that’s a mouthful). And yes, I promise it’s about video games.
2) For a while now I’ve just been bringing interesting things I found on the internet and\or things that annoyed me. I would now like to extend that to a more general segment. Bring anything you think is interesting! I will try and bring something every podcast to get the ball rolling.

Love, Catsman

Episode 59 – Horseboys

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Do you ever think that Kevin Spacey was really well-cast in that film about space? I mean, it’s in his name. Kevin SPACEy. Space-y.

  • 1:56 – News: RDR2, Nintendo Switch
  • 21:36 – Catsman doesn’t know what a space bar is and breaks an NDA maybe
  • 30:45 – Skeleton of the Month
  • 43:42 – Catsman’s Canandram
  • 53:42 – Kickstarter Watch: Liquid Gravity
  • 1:03:08 – Bicker Amongst Yourselves\Comments
  • 1:18:30 – Sneaky bit of Civ VI conversation

Sorry I forgot the comments and had to smush them at the end. This episode was recorded a while ago, so it doesn’t have all the comments we got. I will try and remember them next episode! Also, while I’m apologizing, sorry for the late release, things are pretty busy in my neck of the woods.

Episode 58 – My Sweet Booboogle

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Mustaches, semisweet candy, and an avant-garde reading from Moviebob’s book. Plus: which video game celebrity is going to die?

“A human centipide of a podcast” – Noted Musicer Michael Talley

  • 21:41 – Opening
  • 23:59 – Family Feud (Haydn vs Elvis)
  • 47:13 – Catsman’s Book Club – Super Mario Bros 3 Brick by Brick by Moviebob
  • 53:19 – Happyman’s Skeleton of the Month
  • 56:43 – Best Boy Update
  • 58:23 – Comments
  • 1:14:04 – Nobody can work out Spex’s connections
  • 1:31:56 – Talk about video games
  • 1:44:59 – Harry Potter Becomes a Communist
  • 2:11:31 – Outro

Music credits:
Main Theme by Catsman
featuring an excerpt from 我々の手には、フェード by haircuts for men.
Outro: ‘Promised Land’ from ‘Jesus my Comrade’ by M. Richard Talley.

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