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Guess what? Not all video games are about shooting people in the face or driving recklessly! Games have evolved into a rich and varied medium where there's something for everyone. No gaming experience? No console? No idea where to start? Enter your heroines, Anna Tarkov and Jessica Dennis.



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May 10, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye After 137 wonderful episodes, we bid you, our faithful listeners, the very fondest of farewells. We've arrived at the metaphorical fork in the road, and we don't even care what a dreadful cliché that is. We hope you've had as much fun, learned as much, and generally had as good a time as we have with Unconsoleable. Remember, aloha means goodbye, but it also means hello and love: so to you, our listeners,...
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May 3, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We talk to the brains behind Brain & Brain, acclaimed (and adorable) developers of Burly Men at Sea and Doggins
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Apr 25, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Aside from Jessica's Big! Huge! News!, a pretty disappointing week in gaming all around
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Apr 19, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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In which we can finally abuse Alan Hazelden to his face (more or less)
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Apr 12, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Feels: happy feels, angry feels, battery feels?
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Apr 5, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Details emerge about the new The Room Game, a Candy Crush game show (?!), Crossy toys, and dire warnings
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Mar 29, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We sigh about Nintendo, mull mini-Kickstarters, go full cannibal, and more
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Mar 22, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Our triumphant return from our respective conferences
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Mar 15, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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When your hosts are away, your podcast app will play: old skool Unconsolable!
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Mar 8, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Missed our very first episode? Good news: we've re-released (and shh, lightly remastered) it for your listening enjoyment!
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Mar 1, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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The grueling Unconsoleable con schedule, Nazi-punching, Nintendo news, and more
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Feb 22, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We tell you how we really feel about PewDiePie and a racist Madden Bowl winner
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Feb 15, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Our week in gaming, Nintendo news, and Steam shenanigans
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Feb 8, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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The unreasonably cool Ben Britten joins us to talk Mighty Games and more
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Feb 1, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We're still in the midst of some dark days, but games help us through it
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Jan 25, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Mobile gaming is good, but could it be better?
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Jan 18, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Mobile games and the toilet: a match made in bathroom. Plus, Nintendo Switch!
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Jan 11, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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The 2017 gaming year gets off to an *interesting* start
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Jan 4, 2017 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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The very best mobile games of 2016 according to us
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Dec 28, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Exploring the Wise Woman stereotype as it relates to railroad management
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Dec 21, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We bring you the developers of Mini Metro, who are as delightful as you might imagine
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Dec 14, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Good friend and erstwhile game developer Joe Macirowski joins us once again to puzzle over some curious Nintendo decisions. To put it mildly.
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Dec 7, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Jessica plays ads, Anna plays Facebook games, has the world gone mad?!
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Nov 30, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Some games got us riled this week, plus our extremely plausible and highly scientific herring theory
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Nov 23, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We're still reeling from the election, but we try to keep it on track and about games this week!
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Nov 16, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We discuss the big stinking elephant in the room, then catch up on some gaming news.
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Nov 9, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We're posting this episode while election results come in so you're getting a really crappy iTunes summary this week
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Nov 2, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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The only thing that didn't stink is, surprisingly enough, that cheesy-looking game Anna fell in love with
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Oct 26, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Hang on, three St. Petersburg train stations are getting over-crowded
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Oct 19, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Hoo boy do we ever have some thoughts about some games this week
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Oct 12, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Anna and Jessica drink their way through what they're playing, ponder App Store search ads, and mock some Nintendo "news"
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Oct 5, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We like some games, we hate some games, and some games are just ok. Plus, Ubisoft bought WHAT?
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Sep 28, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We do play games sometimes, you know, in between the anger.
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Sep 21, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We get righteously angry at the dot bizzes and their bad attitude toward premium games, then take a moment rip entitled gamers a new one
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Sep 14, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Important life advice featuring Reigns game developer Francois Alliot
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Sep 7, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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The Most Excellent Templar of Tacos and Sublime Prince of the Royal Tortilla join us to talk looty dungeons and mobiley games
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Aug 31, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Gaaaaaaames. So many games. We'll catch you up on what we've been playing in between guests and let you know what might be worth your precious time (and sometimes money)!
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Aug 24, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We've captured two spry foxes, er, Spryfoxers, to talk to us about making awesome games, especially on mobile
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Aug 17, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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100th Episode. Boom.
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Aug 10, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We talk to indie dev and Thimbleweed Park game designer Jenn Sandercock about making games, both analog and digital. The analog ones involve cookies. We approve.
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Aug 3, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Who wins first prize in dickery? Can a mobile fencing game really be any good? What do we hate this time? All this and more!
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Jul 27, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Legendary (yes, we insist) game developer Ron Gilbert joins us to talk adventure games, indie game dev, woodchucks, and exploding hamsters.
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Jul 20, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Jessica wants you to Pokemon Go get off her lawn, while Anna is thoroughly hooked, and in other positive Nintendo news, a squee-worthy new addition to the hardware family
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Jul 13, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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So there's this Pokemon game out...
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Jul 6, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Our WWDC spy delivers his report: is Apple doomed? Of course! But listen to find out exactly how!
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Jun 29, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Jessica played nothing new and Anna *deleted* some games! Scandal! Plus we try to make Steve's HearthZone happen.
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Jun 22, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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There's a real dearth of new games worth checking out lately, it seems, but luckily there's plenty to complain about!
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Jun 15, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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A listener-recommended game has set our hearts alight! Plus App Store changes and shenanigans in China.
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Jun 8, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We have a backlog of games to talk about and it's NOT all Candy Crush. But it's... not no Candy Crush either...
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Jun 1, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Special guest Enric Jorda, one of the creators of Love You to Bits, joins us to talk about the game and offer one crazy trick to fix the App Store
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May 25, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Jessica has gone over to the Dark Side because they have candy there. And speaking of candy, we speculate about forthcoming Blizzard/Activision King games, discuss a weird silver lining to Thailand's military coup, and of course, talk about what ELSE we're playing.
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May 18, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Are games even good? Why are we here? Who is our sponsor?
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May 11, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Anna and Jessica expose their secret gaming shame and lament the downright BORING state of mobile games this week
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May 4, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Why touch controls so often suck, who will save mobile gaming, and why we finally played Candy Crush
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Apr 27, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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It's been a hard week but games have helped us through it. That, and some truly bizarre news!
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Apr 20, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We play good games, bad games, and let our feels out about deliberately difficult games
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Apr 12, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We talk at length about what we've been playing then whip you through the fastest news segment EVER!
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Apr 7, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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The long-awaited Disney Crossy Road episode with friend-of-the-show Matt Hall is finally here! Grab the game, if you haven't already, and have a listen for a peek behind the scenes.
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Mar 30, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Things get back to normal, for better or worse, and we talk about some games! And also how to be a giant creep!
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Mar 25, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Due to circumstances beyond our control, we can't bring you the episode we had planned. However, we can bring you, um, this!
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Mar 16, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Jessica takes shameless advantage of Anna's distraction as she prepares to leave for GDC to complain at length about an almost-great game. And has Amazon set up a charity for game devs?
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Mar 9, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Our friend and occasional game developer Joe Macirowski joins us to hand out the scoldings we've been bottling up lately. Also, Jessica's robot army.
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Mar 2, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Bertram Fiddle creator Seb Burnett joins us to discuss really narrowing your game's potential audience as much as possible!
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Feb 24, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Barry Meade of Fireproof Games, makers of our beloved The Room games, joins us to talk about why mobile games can absolutely be amazing (as his studio has proven)
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Feb 17, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Ok so we couldn't bring you Fireproof's Barry Meade this week, but we will next week, and meanwhile we are our usual entertaining and informative selves!
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Feb 10, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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In a shocking turn of events, we discuss mobile games (and announce an exciting upcoming guest)
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Feb 3, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We were all ready to love new puzzler Twofold, but we're... unsure. Also, Anna dives pretty deep into Crashlands while Jessica tries to stay objective about a game designed by Donald Rumsfeld. Yes, that Donald Rumsfeld.
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Jan 27, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We play a bunch of games! We have some thoughts! It was not we who peed in jars!
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Jan 20, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We kick up a (very) little controversy, talk about what we're playing, excoriate some unhelpful attitudes, and more!
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Jan 13, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Neven Mrgan, creator of Blackbar, Grayout, and Space Age, joins us to talk iOS gaming and the Twizzler Diet.
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Jan 6, 2016 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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Is Jessica still a Real Gamer or has she gone over to the dark side? Plus a bunch of mobile gaming news!
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Dec 30, 2015 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We winnow down our list of 35 great games of 2015 to agree on a single winner. The suspense! The drama!
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Dec 23, 2015 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We actually make time to talk about games! That we're playing! I know, right? Also issues with free to play, coppa, and sweaty butt money
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Dec 16, 2015 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We love Matt Hall and also talk about Apple's picks for games of the year
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Dec 9, 2015 Anna Tarkov & Jessica Dennis
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We sally forth on our own this week and definitely do not objectify any male mobile game developers. Definitely not. We do discuss a bunch of mobile gaming news though!