Dinosaur Machines Game Club Podcast

Dinosaur Machines Game Club Podcast

Different games discussed every episode. Join the Dinosaur Machines for a book-club-style chat, some trivia, and a healthy dose of mirth.

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June 12, 2022 81 min

You are the Ghostrunner. With no memory, you've got a voice whispering orders... or, "suggestions" in your head. Weakened and confused, you climb Dharma Tower while cutting through any opposition that stands in your way. This sharp adventure through the dystopian future challenges players to dodge bullets and dispatch enemies with unbelievable accuracy. If at first you don't succeed, slice and dice and slide again.

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Wade through a flood of memories with Miriam in A Memoir Blue by Cloisters Interactive. Published by Annapurna Interactive; this heartfelt story explores Miriam's complicated relationship with her mother. In spite of being a world-renowned swimmer, Miriam is left to navigate the sometimes murky waters of her past in this interactive narrative.

Dive into this beautiful journey with Mark, Dave, and Dan as they learn more about Mi...

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May 14, 2022 57 min

Greak: Memories of Azur is a single-player puzzle platformer by Team17 that features three playable heroes. With Greak's cunning, Adara's magic and Raydel's strength, the Urlags don't stand a chance! By their powers combined, can the three siblings defend against an invasion?

Meanwhile, a different trio takes their hand at saving the world. Can Mark, Dave, and Dan bring peace to the Courines?

Then, Dan challenges Ma...

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April 27, 2022 85 min

Solar Ash by Heart Machine is what happens when the creators of Hyper Light Drifter play a bit too much Jet Set Radio. Skate through the vibrant yet dying worlds as Rei: the last Voidrunner. Her goal is to prevent the Ultravoid from swallowing the known universe into its abyssal innards. Each area features an epic creature that will stop at nothing to keep Rei from her mission. Unfortunately for the Ultravoid's minions, Rei onl...

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April 6, 2022 88 min

Sifu by Sloclap tells a tale about vengeance by means of martial arts mastery. Players take on the role of an orphan who spends their life mastering hand-to-hand-and-sometimes-knife combat. Their mission? They're gonna kill Bill... I mean, Yang. Sifu requires players to succeed and fail on their journey. With each loss comes a chance to learn new moves and unlock passive perks. However, they'll literally age every time they...

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March 24, 2022 68 min

The name's A... Agent A. Well, that's at least the moniker by which this episode's game goes by! Agent A: A puzzle in disguise is a point-and-click puzzle game by Yak and Co. Unravel the web of lies and danger that's been spun by the notorious Ruby LaRouge. Work your way from a chic supervillain loft, to an ultra high-tech, ultra dangerous underground base! Pick locks, find hidden switches, and cause many controlled...

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March 8, 2022 78 min

Grab your sword (or umbrella), and get ready for your first day on the job at the Reaping Commission! In Death's Door by Acid Nerve and Devolver Digital, you take on the role of a Crow who has been tasked with finding a missing soul. Before long, it becomes clear that this is much more than a simple case of spiritual theft. The only way forward is by fighting through giant Spirits who each have a tale of their own.

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February 23, 2022 78 min

Head back into the Dark World of Deltarune by Toby Fox! Kris is reunited with Susie and Ralsei as they embark on another journey through mysterious portals. Along the way, they'll encounter even more quirky characters than in Chapter 1. Can they stop The Queen before it's too late?

Mark, Dave and Dan take turns discussing their return to the world of Deltarune. Who relates most to Berdly? Which of the Dinosaur Machines thin...

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February 2, 2022 73 min

Feeling trapped in a dead-end marriage, Veronica Villensey decides to take drastic measures. In an effort to take her life back, she ends another -- by throwing her husband, Malcolm... overboard! With no remorse, Veronica must now convince the crew and passengers that she's innocent. Can she get away with murder, or will she find herself locked up?

Mark, Dave, and Dan take a toss at getting away with the crime of the century. W...

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January 23, 2022 74 min

After gracefully passing on from the world of the living, Morris Lupton finds himself on a quest to save the island of Shelmerston from volcanic disaster. Morris teams up with his dearly deceased pooch, Sparky, to find the island's next spiritual protector. Along the way, they'll give other ghosts some much needed rest and closure.

Mark, Dave, and Dan share their thoughts on this thoughtful puzzle adventure game by Hollow P...

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January 7, 2022 81 min

Some cartographers make maps, others use maps to create their own versions of the world -- like Carto! After being separated from her Granny, Carto must find her way home by gently manipulating the world. On her quest, Carto will make friends, solve mysteries, and create memories that'll last a lifetime. 

Mark, Dave, and Dan take the universe into their hands in this lovely puzzle / adventure game. Will they create the perfect ...

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December 23, 2021 86 min

TOEM is a photo adventure that takes players through charming locales. A hobbyist photographer takes their first steps on a journey to meet a mythical being known as the TOEM. Along the way, they'll solve photo-based puzzles and aid townsfolk in their tribulations. So, grab some film and clean your lens -- it's time to see the world through the eyes of a camera!

Mark, Dave, and Dan compare photos and experiences from their ...

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December 9, 2021 71 min

Cody, May, and Rose are one big happy family! However, things have been getting somewhat murky for this seemingly happy picture. As Cody and May begin to finalize the ends of their relationship, they're suddenly transformed into living dolls. With the aid of a talking self-help book by the esteemed Dr. Hakim, Cody and May embark on an unforgettable journey through a surreal version of their own home. Along the way, they begrudg...

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November 22, 2021 70 min

In a world without color, what's left to do but paint? In Chicory: A Colorful Tale, it's up your job to bring vibrancy back to a land facing monochrome doom. As the most talented artist around has evidently thrown out their brush, can you take on this daunting role of creative heroism?

Mark, Dave, and Dan each take to the canvas in an effort to assist the citizens of these food-inspired towns. Will they paint themselves int...

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November 6, 2021 83 min

Last Stop is an adventure game that puts you in control of three individuals who each face reality-altering experiences. John, Donna, and Meena embark on unique journeys before ultimately converging with each other in a fated union. What forces have brought these otherwise disconnected individuals together?

Mark, Dave, and Dan embark on their own quest to get through this supernatural story. Will they emerge unscathed, or are their...

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October 19, 2021 63 min

Have you ever wanted to cause an outrageous ruckus in your favorite historical works of art? Well, aren't you a lucky scamp! Procession to Calvary lets you frolic about as an agent of chaos in multiple Renaissance paintings. As a soldier from the Crusades, it's your quest to slaughter Heavenly Peter in the name of Immortal John! On this adventure, you'll break into castles, perform street magic, and successfully make an...

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October 3, 2021 66 min

Juke! Side-step! Maneuver! And if all else fails: DODGE! What’s with all the evasion, you ask? It’s because we played Dodgeball Academia by Pocket Trap. Attend a school dedicated to the art of throwing rubber balls with great strength, and skillfully avoiding them when your opponent strikes back. You’ll make friends, create rivalries, and settle local disturbances every day of each semester! Mark, Dave, and Dan hit the courts with ...

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September 13, 2021 93 min

The only thing worse than being a cop with amnesia is having a necktie that just does not stop talking. Such problems merely scratch the surface of the warped encounters you'll experience in the world of Disco Elysium. After waking up from what seems like an epic bender, it's your job to solve a murder, remember who you are, and re-learn simple concepts such as currency. Why is this place in shambles? Where are your shoes? ...

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August 30, 2021 88 min

What happens when you mix Tron and Lord of the Rings? Studio Koba has an answer: Narita Boy! Traverse the Digital Kingdom as a being of ultimate power. Using the radical techno-sword, only the true Narita Boy can bring down the corrupt programs known as Stallions. Do you have what it takes to aid Motherboard before total system failure?

Mark, Dave, and Dan downloaded their consciousnesses into the pixelated realm. Sharing thoughts ...

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August 12, 2021 80 min

In this episode, we take a look through the eyes of a woman who faces her life one flashback at a time. Developed and published by 3-Fold Games; Before I Forget is a walking simulator that brings the player on an unforgettable stroll in the shoes of a woman named Suni. Throughout the game, we're given a unique perspective into what it's like to live with a fading memory.

Mark, Dave, and Dan work together to put the pieces o...

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