#76 Zanking Off at My Job


Episode #76

Zanking Off at My Job

We've got a thing for Spring. Alva and Robert discuss quality(?) TV programmes Gundam Unicorn, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind, and Hannibal, before moving on to what games they've been playing (or not playing).

Games discussed: Zanki Zero, Katana Zero, Heaven's Vault, Mortal Kombat 11, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and AI: The Somnium Files.

#74 Capitalism Sucks Part 396 of ???


#74 Capitalism Sucks

An ongoing case study

Alva and Robert look at video game marketing from the 80s to the 00s in America and the UK, and ruminate on Sonic the Hedgehog pissplay and Rayman’s gargantuan dong. We also talk about how to host your AMA on a message board for racist paedophiles, and Ape Out’s troubling equation of jazz with primal savagery.

We Play: Ape Out, La Mulana.

#73 Oh my! You're a shy queen. Not I! I'm a sky queen

Episode #73

Oh my! You're a shy queen. Not I! I'm a sky queen

It’s the start of MisanthroPlay Season 5(!!) and we attended the Sunless Skies launch event at Failbetter Games’ South London office. We talk a little bit about that experience, and a whole lot about the first 10 hours of Sunless Skies, an unconventional and fiercely literary RPG that understands the potential of steampunk without stumbling down the usual pro-imperialist pratfalls.

Also, We Talk about the latest Final Fantasy XIV announcements, Subnautica, Resident Evil 2, and Ace Combat 7.

Shortly after recording this podcast, it was announced that Spatsz of the French cold wave duo KaS Product had passed away. The intermission music in this week’s episode is KaS Product’s “Loony Bin” in tribute.

#72 The 2018 Awards Show Spectacular


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We’re here to talk about the games of 2018, and read some listener mail.

The Anticapitalism Award

  • Broken Reality

  • Fortune 499

  • Donut County

  • Holedown

Stop Trying So Hard

  • Agony

  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

  • God of War

  • Far Cry 5

  • Octopath Traveler

  • Red Dead Redemption 2

  • Detroit: Become Human

Best Art Direction

  • 428: Shibuya Scramble

  • CrossCode

  • Donut County

  • Dragon Quest 11

  • Octopath Traveler

  • Pokemon Let's Go

  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Best Re-released 8/16-bit game

  • Crystalis

  • Phantasy Star

  • Thunder Force IV

Best Old Game

  • Minecraft

  • Mega Man X

  • Lumines

  • No Man's Sky NEXT

  • Shin Megami Tensei If

Biggest Mess

  • Fallout 76 (GDPR)

  • TellTale Closure

  • The Quiet Man

  • PlayStation Mini

Biggest Disappointment

  • Death Mark

  • Sega Classic Mega Drive Collection

Favorite Moment

  • Drinking in Valentine, Red Dead 2

  • Wulfric and the Old Lady, Xenoblade Chronicles 2

  • Intro, Yakuza 6

  • Pokemon in the world

Queerest Game

  • Heaven Will Be Mine

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Tiniest Game

  • Donut County

  • The Haunted Island: A Frog Detective Game

  • Black Bird

Worst Trend

  • Late Stage Capitalism

Alva’s Game of 2018

  • Into the Breach

Robert’s Game of 2018

  • Monster Hunter: World