Lost Saves - Episode 6: ASMR Spiritual Experience Special

Hello, dear listeners, and welcome to episode 6 of Lost Saves. This week, in lieu of losing a few of our cast members, we decided we would put together a bit of soothing audio fuzz for your ear holes. So get cozy, grab some tea, and get ready to relax like it's 1995. We'll hopefully be back next week with a regular episode.

Things Discussed

Death by Carl's Jr. Gamefaqs How to farm with a hoe How to get a fairy kiss What to do about all these HeftyHeads and their mystical sticks Ven is an illusion You can follow me, Nate Kiernan, on Twitter and most places @MrNinjaSquirrel. You can follow Rhiannon on Instagram @ChocolateBhanBhan. You can find Liz in your local library. Ven is probably camping out in a comics store.

Our intro and outro music is by Ben Prunty off his Chromatic T-Rex EP. You can find his work on benprunty.com and on Bandcamp.

You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, and wherever you get your podcasts!

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Lost Saves - Episode 5: Planters Nut Factory Explosion

Welcome to Episode 5 of Lost Saves. I am so sorry. This week Rhiannon Williams, Liz Lane, newcomer Ven Molas, and myself, Nate Kiernan, attempt to discuss local multiplayer, early multiplayer experiences, and lament the loss of split-screen gaming. Mostly, things go wildly off the rails. Shrek makes an appearance. It's an intense episode, made with love and (shockingly) little alcohol. Not for kids. This pod is for cool babies only.

Things Discussed

Star Fox: Assault Shrek Super Party Uncharted 2 Burnout Contemporary Christian Music Ven grew up in a cult Mario or Mario Trouble down at the Planters nut factory Really, really bad fanfic You can follow me, Nate Kiernan, on Twitter and most places @MrNinjaSquirrel. You can follow Rhiannon on Instagram @ChocolateBhanBhan. You can find Liz in your local library. Ven is probably camping out in a comics store.

Our intro and outro music is by Ben Prunty off his Chromatic T-Rex EP. You can find his work on benprunty.com and on Bandcamp.

You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, and wherever you get your podcasts!

If you like the show, share it with your friends and consider supporting Kritiqal on Patreon!

Lost Saves - Episode 3: Be My Coffee Valentine

Welcome to episode 3 of Lost Saves, a show that is definitely still going! It's the week of hearts and assorted chocolates. Valentine's Day has come and past and to celebrate (?) we decided to talk about sex and love in games. Join us as we do deep dives into falling for birds in Hatoful Boyfriend, being unsettled by making woo-hoo in The Sims, and realizing that true love is two coffees a day.

Things discussed:

Hatoful Boyfriend The uncomfortable rigidness of dating sims. The even more uncomfortable control of The Sims. Digital autonomy in Rimworld. Stardew Valley Persona 4 as the best/worse relationship sim. That there is not a single game all of us have played. The importance of platonic love in Animal Crossing. You can follow me, Nate Kiernan, on Twitter and most places @MrNinjaSquirrel. You can follow Rhiannon on Instagram @ChocolateBhanBhan. You can find Liz in your local library.

Our intro and outro music is by Ben Prunty off his Chromatic T-Rex EP. You can find his work on benprunty.com and on Bandcamp.

You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, and wherever you get your podcasts!

If you like the show, share it with your friends and consider supporting Kritiqal on Patreon!

Lost Saves - Episode 2: Fantastic Beasts of Neo San-Francisco

Welcome to the second episode of Lost Saves, a video game podcast that is rarely about video games! This week we discuss empathy in games, Dropsy and how to make effective positive media, consider how Read Only Memories handles identity, debate how fantastic Fantastic Beasts really is, and learn some lizard facts.

Things Discussed:

Lizards Dropsy (2015) The difficulty of creating effective drama and empathy Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them The value of positive media 2064: Read Only Memories (2015) The role of identity in games Gone Home (2013) How adventure games violate privacy You can follow me, Nate Kiernan, on Twitter and most places @MrNinjaSquirrel. You can follow Rhiannon on Instagram @ChocolateBhanBhan. You can find Liz in your local library.

Our intro and outro music is by Ben Prunty off his Chromatic T-Rex EP. You can find his work on benprunty.com and on Bandcamp.

If you like the show, share it with your friends and consider supporting Kritiqal on Patreon!