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  • Tanked Up 319 – Left the Beers in the Winter

    It’s been a minute but we are back with a catchup about Lucy’s brewery visit to Little Earth Project, and some of the games Aadil has been playing: Winter and Skábma: Snowfall.     Lucy has the Northern Monk Patrons Project 4.05 Northern Tropics Tropical Milkshake IPA. Ben has...
  • Tanked Up 318 – Mechs in the West

    It’s just one episode from us this week but it’s the joy of a longer one. We discuss the games we’ve been playing starting with mech twin-stick shooter Uragun, jumping into eldritch cowboys in Wierd West and heading back to the arcade with Astro Ace. Ben and Aadil drink...
  • Tanked Up 307 – Dying for a good open world

    It’s just Ben and Aadil this episode and they talk extensively about Ben’s time with Dying Light 2, which prompts a discussion of what we want out of an open world, inevitably leading to the latest scoops about Elden Ring and its glowing reviews. Aadil also gives a short...
  • Tanked Up – The Hidden Depths of a Canadian Breakfast

    On this week’s Topicsode we start with Ben’s first impressions of Submerged: Hidden Depths, the sequel to the relaxploration game he played several years ago. We also touch on sequels and what we expect from them as both new to the franchise players, and those who are eager to...
  • Tanked Up 305 – The Life and Suffering of a Grappled Dog in Canada

    On this week’s Tupisode we talk about the games we have been playing, with a nice selection from Lucy and Aadil’s return to First Looks. We touch on Please Touch the Artwork, Grappledog,  Castelevania Circle of the Moon, Infernax, and dive into the narrative and mechanics of The Life...
  • Tanked Up 298 – Infinite, Dying Open Worlds

    This week we are joined by a returning Stephen (points_of_brew) to chat about getting back into gaming and what he has been playing. There is Fortnite chat, Far Cry 6, big thoughts on Halo Infinite and a discussion on open worlds and game length including the news of Dying...
  • Tanked Up 296 – 2021 Games of the Year Spectacular

    We’ve got our top 10 games of this year! As always they are the games we played this year, and maybe not all ones that came out in 2021. We start out with a quick honorable mentions, much to Ben’s timing chagrin, and then hit those juicy top 10s....
  • Tanked Up 287 – Strange Loops and Recursive Pours with Bit Rot Games

    This week we’re joined by Curtis and Chad from Bit Rot Games. We talk about their upcoming game “Recursive Ruin”, the concept of Strange Loops, their gaming history, and learn a whole bunch about music in games and in general. We also chat Caves of Qud, Manifold Garden, Oxenfree,...
  • Tanked Up 263 – Ben’s been Snapped

    It’s just Lucy and Aadil this week, as Ben is a bit under the weather. Extensive pokemon snap chats, not to be confused with pokemon snapchat – which is just a series of filters, Pocket Watch, a duck timelooping indie, and the capitalist stock broker simulator The Invisible Hand....