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 28: Agent Kirby’s Pillow Palace

DC’s Blackest Night arc in the mid-2000s finally accomplished the thing that 30 years of comics preceding it couldn’t—it finally made the Green Lantern cool by adding other Lanterns of different colors of the spectrum. So we decided to overlay some of our favorite Smash Bros characters onto these lesser-known Lanterns to make some truly unstoppable forces. We’ve got a zombified R.O.B. that worships death, an Incineroar with rage-induced bloodfire vomit, and everyone’s favorite eldritch horror, Kirby!

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Episode 27: Gyrados Jim’s Gyrados Gym for Gyra-Bros

A trainer’s first Pokemon is arguably the most important impact on how their fighting style develops and more importantly how they grow as a trainer and as a person. So naturally, the Pokemon that best map onto our personalities are a goopy snot dragon, a swole fish with large calves, and a metallic pangolin walled off from emotions. Fortunately, Tom Zalatnai from Up for Discussion and Blasting Off Again stopped by to remind us that there is good in the world, and that a Pokemon can be used to improve society and are not just for Instagram fan pages.

You can check out Tom’s work and other shows on the Upford Network at upfordnetwork.com.

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Episode 22: It Takes Two to Orangutango

War. War never changes. Except when the latest Fallout game gets bored with its lack of NPCs and decides to incorporate a hipster gorilla, malicious disembodied hands, and a delusional man shouting about “catching ‘em all.” In addition to our pitch for this new, unofficial DLC, we add to our pantheon of false actor gods.

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Episode 19: Benny Shortarms’ 30-Year Fixed Mortgage

We’ve got a pitch for you: We follow a pair of couples around with cameras while they shop around for their dream home. We will present them with a series of different types of homes in different neighborhoods around their desired location and people can experience the kinds of things that go through their minds as they make the decision. Oh, that’s already a thing? Well, what if we put these houses in nightmare eldritch hellscapes? Cool.

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SIDEBAR 3: Video Game Creepypastas (Pt. 2)

Part 2 of our super spooky creepypastas continues. This week, we are covering the black hole of misery that is Petscop and are digging up another classic Pokemon tale with even more murder!

WARNING: Some of these stories touch on serious subject matters, such as suicide and child abuse. If you are sensitive to this kind of content, please check out our other episodes.

In case you missed our livestream of Until Dawn, you can head over to twitch.tv/debatethiscast to watch Andrew inadvertently kill a gaggle of horny teens.

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SIDEBAR 3: Video Game Creepypastas (Pt. 1)

The idea of creepypastas was a weird mid-00s Internet phenomenon. A product of the message board era, creepypastas are ghost stories posted across a series of forum posts. Naturally, there are a ton of these out there based on video games, so we’re going to share some of our favorites.

WARNING: Some of these stories touch on serious subject matters, such as suicide and child abuse. If you are sensitive to this kind of content, please check out our other episodes.

Check out more incessant arguments at www.debatethiscast.com and keep the conversation going by following us on social media @debatethiscast.

Or, head over to our brand new Twitch page at twitch.tv/debatethiscast. We’ll be streaming a playthrough of Until Dawn on Sunday, October 28 at 5pm ET.

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Episode 10: Please Ignore the Zangoose Pee

Let’s face it, we’ve all dreamt of being a Pokemon Master...exploring the countryside, making new friends, and murdering children’s pets along the way. We’ve also all had that moment one-hit-KO-ing Erika’s Vileplume where we think we can do better. This week, Debate This! asks the question, “What would your Pokemon Gym do differently?”

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Episode 9: With Apologies to Vincent Diesel

Hollywood loves a good reboot. So that’s why we’ve decided to chase our dreams of being screenwriters and reboot our favorite classic sitcoms with video game characters. Todd whips out his extensive knowledge of Fallout, Andrew dredges up the worst Legend of Zelda sidekicks, and Kyle explores the interpersonal dynamic between Pokemon’s Red/Ash and Blue/Gary.

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