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Number 69 - Street Racer, Rocket Knight Adventures, Sonic 3D Blast

Number 69 - Street Racer, Rocket Knight Adventures, Sonic 3D Blast

Three more games. 
And good ones at that!

Punch your mates (or your AI mates if you find yourself riding solo) in an early competitor to Super Mario Kart with Minty, zip around as an Opossum who finds itself adorned recklessly with a rocket propulsion system atop its back with Chris, and look quizzical at Sonic's roughshod attempt at an isometric adventure game with Jonathan.

Additionally, enjoy a discussion on veritable hot potatoes: videogame violence, uncouth youth, and digital literacy; some extremely late to the party views on Playdead's Inside; the perils of Kickstarter funded independent games; and technobabble that fuelled the 16-bit console wars!

And all of that within a spritely 32 minutes?! YES!

Number 70 - Pokémon UltraSun, Pokémon X, Proteus

Number 70 - Pokémon UltraSun, Pokémon X, Proteus

P-p-pick up a podcast! In this 'p' filled episode the chums embark on a merry hike across seasons, portmanteau'd archipelagos and a facsimile of continental europe. An uncharacteristically raunchy episode, listener discretion is advised (unless you want to be cursed with thinking about a Charmander's naughty bits).

Bonus Level - Summer Special

Bonus Level - Summer Special

Take shelter from the UK's unseasonably warm start to the summer, by allowing the cool, soothing tones of three doofi (doofus; plural) talk sunny, bright weather and sunny, bright games.

Find a comfy spot in the garden, crack open a fizzy pop, then injure your neck as you twist to best utilise the sun's searing rays to illuminate your Gameboy's monochrome screen, sharing all the while in the summer gaming memories of three young men who could probably do with getting outside a bit more.

Football! Progressive rock! Balance boards! Family holidays! It's all here. As well as, of course, the usual nerdy discussion on games past, present and future that we assume you all harbour an insatiable taste for.

BLUE SKIES FOREVER

Number 72 - Metroid Fusion, Mario Golf, Kirby's Epic Yarn

Number 72 - Metroid Fusion, Mario Golf, Kirby's Epic Yarn

Congratulations on arriving at the start of another week! Whether or not you have much time for games yourself, listen to the boys recommend the best way to stuff 30 minute windows of stolen gaming time, wax lyrical over the pedagogical approach Nintendo have taken with Super Mario Maker 2’s story mode, before settling in for another esoteric trio of video games linked only by their matching places on three distinct numerical lists.

Jonathan extols the virtue of doing a lot with a little on the Gameboy Advance’s diminutive screen; Chris details the outfit that saw him sneered at when attempting to master the Happy Gilmore swing at a local driving range; and Minty gets all tangled in pastel coloured yarn.

Also: an 'I Love You' present, an abrasive impression of a British children's TV institution, and at least one word that only Minty can comfortably wield in day to day life.

Number 73 - Super Mario Galaxy, DJ Hero, Wario Land II

Number 73 - Super Mario Galaxy, DJ Hero, Wario Land II

This week, two games from the Super Mario Extended Universe feature as Jonathan & Minty’s choices, in addition to a literal curveball (rotating disc) from Chris! 

Meanwhile, some things never change - like traffic congestion, pencils and the inevitability of death. Also not changing are our video gaming habits this week: Jonathan’s tackling a Metroidvania indie game, Chris is playing a retro classic and Minty is continuing his tactical adventure through Dead Cells. 

Also, a user question turns the table on another user question, and we discuss what the best movie video games are! Listen to find out if your favourite movie or indeed, your favourite game is mentioned!

This episode is absolutely jam packed with top class video game chat! Talc up, and dive in!

Number 74 - Terraria, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Creatures 2

Number 74 - Terraria, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Creatures 2

In our most disparate trio of games yet, our three gamers discuss their 74th favourite video games of all time! Elsewhere, voyeurism, a sad fat man, a little red fella and a multitude of hats collide in our weekly video game chat! Oh, and Jonathan destroys Minty’s precious childhood memory. Whoops.

Number 75 - QuackShot Starring Donald Duck, Dishonored, Fantasy Life

Number 75 - QuackShot Starring Donald Duck, Dishonored, Fantasy Life

As we reach the quarter mark in our countdown, a phenomenal phenomenon occurs with the first tri-peat of the series with Minty also reflecting on his interesting fictional existence! Elsewhere in this pun-tastic episode, Chris enjoys plunging his way down memory lane with a legendary Disney adventure and Jonathan once again reverts to his dastardly thieving ways! Else-elsewhere we also discuss the cons of retro throwbacks in games, alternative Japanese video game titles, the little known MMEU (Mickey Mouse Extended Universe) and we gain a new mascot in the gloriously-named Granny Rags!

Bonus Level - E3 2019 Special

Bonus Level - E3 2019 Special

E3, or the Eideo Eames Eonference, has come and gone once again to delight and disappoint swathes of angry entitled nerds. We take a break from our regularly scheduled chat about three games to tackle the mammoth docket of Everything Nintendo Announced, and Whatever That Thing They Wheeled Out Keanu Reeves For was. We discuss each company's approach to showcasing their upcoming releases and, whilst Jonathan attempts to retain some PokéOptimism, Minty is jumping aboard the Pokémon Hate Steam Train (this is a joke that references the setting of the new games by way of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and Minty wishes he’d come up with it when we recorded), and Chris is ready to cross oceans to raise a riot in the Pokémon head office! Come and listen to how we somehow talk about 60 games in 45 minutes!!

Number 76 - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Fantasy Life

Number 76 - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Fantasy Life

In the most punctuated episode of Our Three Cents yet, Chris becomes an accountant, Jonathan becomes an anarchist and Minty becomes an antagonist!

Also, slammed own on the Our Three Cents round table of discussion by a Twitter fan is the matter of video game movies. Coming hot on the heels of our thoughts on Detective Pikachu, we dive into a deep dissection of literally EVERY video game cinematic adaptation ever made and those to come! 

Number 79 - Luigi's Mansion, Kirby's Dream Land, Braid

Number 79 - Luigi's Mansion, Kirby's Dream Land, Braid

This week the lads are all investing in their latest obsession in Konami Pixel Puzzle Collection, whilst Jonathan has been off shaking the Hand of Gilgamech in SteamWorld Quest and Chris has been gearing up for Borderlands 3! All the while, one of the Arsenal fans within the collective have been venting their frustrations in their team’s downward turn in New Star Manager! We also decide to throw around the very hottest of accessible potatoes where we discuss the recent discourse about notoriously difficult games and the potential inclusion of Easy modes.

Meanwhile in the rankings, Minty visits the spectral plain with a very spooky entry, Jonathan takes another adorable trip down memory lane and Chris gets his brain tied in a series of complex and metaphysical knots!

Number 80 - Burnout 2, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Harvest Moon GB

Number 80 - Burnout 2, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Harvest Moon GB

This week, in a total car crash of an episode, Chris burns out, Minty pokes a small boy with a dream and Jonathan takes a thoroughly leisurely stroll down memory lane - a lane lined with cows, turnips and Christmas disappointment! Elsewhere, we all get our Picross on thanks to Konami’s new mobile game, Minty tries his hand at Cuphead, and Jonathan sees Image & Form knock yet another genre out of the park first time in their new RPG, SteamWorld Quest! 

Number 81 - Papers Please, Diddy Kong Racing, Blast Corps

Number 81 - Papers Please, Diddy Kong Racing, Blast Corps

In Our Three Cents this week, we have a Rare convergence - covering a full complement of video game tropes from border control admin to racist elephants, with ambiguous inter-solar nuclear operations in between! We also take Prince Harry to task on his Fortnite thoughts, and the boys get sucked in by the newest starriest football management game!

Number 82 - Pokémon Snap, SteamWorld Heist, Dragon Quest

Number 82 - Pokémon Snap, SteamWorld Heist, Dragon Quest

This week on Our Three Cents, Minty joins in the Dead Cells fun, just as Jonathan is moving on to playing, what seems like literally, all the other games - ping-ponging from the ludicrously unchallenging Yoshi’s Crafted World to the sadistically-designed Shakira: Hips Lie Twice, and covering a myriad of other recent releases in between! Meanwhile Chris is getting his retro on with some lovely electro-synth mobile pinball action! The chaps also discuss their 82nd favourite video games of all time featuring such classic video-game tropes as shallow tools, pickup trucks, strategic anxiety and the origins of grinding! Plus our dear old friend, nominative determinism rears their appropriately-named head - gender un-assumed.

Bonus Level - Easter Special

Bonus Level - Easter Special

At Our Three Cents we understand the profound importance that the innumerable faith systems play in the lives of all people across the globe. Therefore, on this most holy (and importantly, four day) weekend, we offer to you a solemn and reflective Easter special episode, which we hope will help you fully comprehend not only the gravity, but also the jubilation of this observed holiday. Contains excessively silly stuff about Romans, a very sexy Wario and dollops of fresh rabbit! All topped off with lashings of hot egg!

Number 85 - Excite Truck, The Wonderful 101, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Number 85 - Excite Truck, The Wonderful 101, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

This week on Our Three Cents, sickness (rotten colds) abound with Minty and Jonathan delivering the episode from their respective death beds (not actually dying). Thankfully, Chris is on hand to bring the energy and enthusiasm, divulging some deeply personal pudding-related predilections, revealing some fascinatingly pedantic trivial tidbits, and mourning the untamed spirit of Kurt Cobain. All the while in their paracetamol-induced hazes, the chaps concoct the concept for a Super Crash Bros racing compilation! Bon.

Number 86 - Angry Birds Trilogy, Dragon Age Origins, Counter Strike: Condition Zero

Number 86 - Angry Birds Trilogy, Dragon Age Origins, Counter Strike: Condition Zero

In a real trip down memory lane, this week the chaps recount all manner of recollections from hungover poolside birds, astrally-projected book clouds, and shouting incendiary warnings during vintage old-school threesomes! Plus Chris embarks on a new RPG to try and finish in the next 10 years, find out what’s hiding in Minty’s chest, and witness Jonathan suffering with a severe case of Dead Cells! It’s classic Our Three Cents.

Number 88 - Worms Armageddon, Life is Strange, Pokémon Rumble World

Number 88 - Worms Armageddon, Life is Strange, Pokémon Rumble World

In a jam-packed episode this week, we have our first repeat entry - the chaps are more riddled with Worms than ever before! In a surprising video game industry twist, Tetris is the suddenly the most revolutionary title on the market again - life really is strange! And whilst Minty plays with his suspiciously-designed pocket monsters, Jonathan explains why Blowfish Studio’s Minesweeper Genius is better than Red Dead Redemption 2! Discuss.

Number 89 - Mario Kart: Super Circuit, The World Ends with You, Fighters Megamix

Number 89 - Mario Kart: Super Circuit, The World Ends with You, Fighters Megamix

In a hot-headed episode of Our Three Cents, the chaps engage in all out battle over some 64-bit classics, Jonathan keeps his thieving up with a new indie game, Minty channels his inner sullen misanthrope as he duals with the Devil, and Chris beats up a car with a palm tree! Also, what does Arsene Wenger have to do with making video games harder? Find out what these pros did when they found old games too easy!

Number 90 - Halo: Combat Evolved, Star Wars, Thief: The Dark Project

Number 90 - Halo: Combat Evolved, Star Wars, Thief: The Dark Project

Gathered in the Our Three Cents towers, the boys dissect some revolutionary first-person video games, Chris waves the pixellated flag of an indie game, Jonathan comes to terms with his harrowing freemium game addiction, and Minty goes on a trip down memory lane, a long time ago… far, far away… (insert better Star Wars reference here). This episode is so chock full of succulent detail and rich metaphysics that an art critic would deem it ‘satisfactory’.