Podcast Episode #3: The One About Games We Were Obsessed With

In an unsure and chaotic world of video game podcasting, only Bleeping Sickness can offer a strong and stable collection of fucking nerds arguing about which Star Ocean game was the best. Maybe not that strong. Or particularly stable, since this episode we’re talking about the games we became dangerously, life-ruiningly obsessed with. Full show notes below the jump!

00:01-17:23 Our customary catch up about the games we’ve been playing this week. It’s a masochism special: Mike doesn’t love himself and so has picked up Final Fantasy XV, Pete is having a one-man From Software marathon that’s reached Armoured Core 4, Sean has had a bad run of Overwatch and is sad about Hitman‘s apparent demise, and Tom is disappointed by the new season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead.

17:33-18:13 The topic under discussion this week are games we got obsessed with: not only completed or sunk the advised How Long To Beat? number of hours into, but the ones which invaded our dreams, made us waste many hours which could have spent far more productively (like recording podcasts!), all that sort of psychologically healthy and not at all worrying stuff.

18:14-24:59 Pete’s obsession was Star Ocean 2, because Pete is the one who likes JRPGs no other sane person has ever played. His extended play time was mainly down to branching storylines and counterfeiting money.

25:00-30:00 Mike sunk a lot of time into Mario Kart 8 on the WiiU, which is probably why he rinses the rest of the Bleeping Sickness team on the Switch version. He also hit 100% on the seventh generation Pokedex, so maybe Mike has too much spare time? Let us know in the comments or @bleepsickness on Twitter!

30:09-41:00 Tom’s wayward adolescence was spent mainly in front of a TV playing TimeSplitters 2, which accounts for his failing eyesight and absolute disdain for monkeys and love of Tracer in Overwatch.

41:03- After the customary referencing of The Witcher 3, Sean knocks it out of the park with a story about how The Witness consumed his life when he was off work sick for a week.

We wrap up with the customary begging for Twitter followers and page views on recently-written posts (…we might have recorded this several weeks ago)

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BONUS STAGE: Can you spot all the smooth edits where Mike’s off-colour jokes, which would push the limits of what even the EXPLICIT tag warns about, were removed? Good luck, sucker.


About Tom

Tom Baker is a freelance culture writer and dog whisperer. More often than not, he's hungry and tired.

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