Episode 40: No Quid Pro Quos in Mephisto's Realm

Before Nic Cage donned the flaming skull of Ghost Rider, the Spirit of Vengeance has inhabited many bodies, dating all the way back to the Stone Age. Since we didn't want the goofiest iteration of Ghost Rider to be a boy on a wooly mammoth, we decided to mash this universe together with Mario Kart to bring you some flaming skulls with your red shells and your banana peels. Todd pitches a Parakoopa with a violent past, Kyle gets metal with a frownie-faced Lakitu, and Andrew holds a different argument with a shy guy on a pogo stick.

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Episode 32: Please Stop Trying to Domesticate My Near-Sighted Son

Yeah, sure, your pet is your best friend because and they provide you with unrequited love and companionship, yada yada yada. But your dog would be waaay cooler if it could breathe fire. Hypothetical situations like this are what we here at Debate This! do best. And so, we’re taking some of Mario’s most iconic baddies and housebreaking them. Oh no, Chargin’ Chuck peed on the carpet again…

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Episode 31: The Waaahmazing Whimsy of Wario and Waluigi

From Dinosaur Blade Runner to CG hedgehogs with real human teeth, we here at Debate This! unequivocally love when video games get adapted to other things. So this week, we’re asking what video game could be the next great cinematic masterpiece. Will it be the anime-esque adventures of Monster Hunter, the hilariously unoriginal space-pirate-ninja drama from Blood Wake, or the very smelly misadventures of Nintendo’s dirty boys Wario and Waluigi?

Debate This! is going on the road...kind of! Come see us at CORGS-Con on Saturday, June 1, at the Makoy Center in Hilliard, OH. We’ll be hanging out and giving away free merch!

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Episode 30: Two Baldwins Deep (ft. Giovanni Colantonio)

The 1993 film Super Mario Bros is notorious for 1) being very bad, and 2) inadvertently creating a sub-genre of crappy movie adaptations of popular video games. So this week, we’re finally going to right this wrong and re-shoot the Mario Bros movie the right way. Problem is, we don’t actually create new concepts, we just steal from the likes of Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, and...the dudes from Super Troopers. Thank God we brought in guest expert Giovanni Colantonio to help pen this masterpiece.

You can listen to more of Giovanni talking about video games on Left Trigger Right Trigger, or check out Fullmetal Bazinga, an improvised science-fiction audio drama based on the final season of the Big Bang Theory!

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Episode 26: Butt Thwomp Nation

Despite the fact that we’ve made it abundantly clear that we don’t know Science, our field team at Debate This Labs are studying the various colors of Yoshis to answer one very important question: Which color of Yoshi is the best? Is it the fire-breathing red yoshi, the flying blue yoshi, or the butt-thwomping yellow yoshi? There can only be one champion in the ensuing Yoshi Race Wars, because those are the imaginary stakes we’ve established today.

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Episode 20: Enter the Vibration Dimension

It’s the holiday season, so that means it’s time to shower each other with good will and material love. The Debate This! boys are exchanging gifts in the form of crappy third-party gaming peripherals. Have you ever wanted to get kicked in the chest by Scorpion? How about firing a gun with your vocal cords? Santa wouldn't touch this garbage with a ten-foot pole.

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Episode 16: Werewolves Don't Always Wear Jorts

Spooktacular Express continues this as we talk about classic movie monsters. In the usual Debate This! flair, we ask ourselves what if old-timey movie monsters got their hands on a video game power-up. We’re serving up a ooky spooky potluck chock full of metal vampires, a Time Lord mummy, and werewolves who just gotta go fast.

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Episode 7: More Airtight Than Yoshi’s Butthole

Mario has had many sidekicks throughout his career. This week’s episode has us discussing which of his past partners is the best. A flu-addled Andrew goes toe-to-toe against a sleep-deprived Matt and things get...gross. Todd brings an old flame to the table.

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Episode 5: Might, Magic, and Mario

In the last years of the SNES life cycle came a game that grew a whole new generation of RPG fans: Super Mario RPG. Fans are still clamoring for the sequel that never came. Instead, we received two new franchises as spiritual successors in the form of the Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi series. We discuss whether or not the new games successfully improved upon the original, but Todd instead focuses on why Mallow isn’t the most useless character.

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