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Super Arcade Racing, Bird & Blend Tea, Return of the Obra Dinn - Staying In Episode 77

Super Arcade Racing, Bird & Blend Tea, Return of the Obra Dinn - Staying In Episode 77

April 15, 2019

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00:00 - Wedding decompression and a very special ice cream.

04:19 - EGX Rezzed 2019 as experienced as a member of the video games industry.

11:35 - OutOfTheBit's new 2D top-down racer Super Arcade Racing feels like an ever-so authentic mix of 90s racers like Micro Machines and Overdrive.

15:47 - Return of the Obra Dinn from Lucas Pope has you piecing together a maritime mystery in a stylish 1-bit visual style. We think it's genius.

25:28 - A lovely tea blending workshop at Bird & Blend Tea in Bristol, plus a "Cremebow".

41:49 - Our pal Robyn Zwicker asks us via Facebook: "if Brexit was a board game how would it play and how would you rate it?". Thanks!

All that, plus a fair bit about pu'er, with Kris (@DigitalStrider) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero).

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Captain Marvel, Old Man’s Journey, and Railroad Ink - Staying In Episode 76

Captain Marvel, Old Man’s Journey, and Railroad Ink - Staying In Episode 76

April 2, 2019

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00:00 - Dan's feeling a bit poorly, bless.

02:04 - The first 30 mins or so of Captain Marvel.

08:50 - How late is too late for someone to write a groomsman’s speech?

21:30 - We go on an Old Man's Journey, with the perfectly slow-paced adventure from Broken Rules.

27:36 - Railroad Ink and other games to play with a cup of tea.

33:38 - Another episode, another Charity Miles update.

37:54 - The problems with computer voices and phoning it in.

41:38 - Our listener pal @Adamski_UK provides our question for the episode, and it's all about our "inner voices". Thanks!

All that, and a not-grift, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Super Mario Odyssey, TowerFall Ascension, and York - Staying In Episode 75

Super Mario Odyssey, TowerFall Ascension, and York - Staying In Episode 75

March 15, 2019

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00:00 - Super Mario Odyssey is great, with a surprisingly compelling narrative hook, and has convinced us that maybe, just maybe, 3D Mario games can work as well as the 2D ones.
09:29 - Stag Part 1: fun and games and fizzy beverages at Sam's stag in York, plus RAF facts.
14:41 - Stag Part 2: Sam Bingo came to a rapid end, the best salt and vinegar crisps, and "the great normaliser" that is FootGolf.
20:09 - A big welcome to Winston, Superkmx, Adamski, Andy Barton, Robyn Z, and (probably) a member of the landed gentry, in our Charity Miles update.
26:21 - Stag Part 3: A very special recording session at Precentor Studios which, if you want to subject yourself to it, can be found on our YouTube channel.
37:37 - TowerFall Ascension from Matt Makes Games is an arrow shooting arena shooter where you always feel like you're either playing like absolute rubbish, or amazingly well.
44:13 - Stag Part 4: lovely York, Samikers, and post-stag rebuild.
49:04 - Which of the current squad at Aston Villa makes the best cup of tea AND has the keenest eye for painting miniatures, and is it John McGinn? Thanks for the question, @Games247!

All that, and a "maraca mode", with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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The Umbrella Academy, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Rise of Industry - Staying In Episode 74

The Umbrella Academy, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Rise of Industry - Staying In Episode 74

March 1, 2019

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00:00 - White chocolate and matcha brownies, some sort of cheddar abomination, and a spot of Have I Got News For You via @CrapLocalNews.

7:25 - An ear worm and a return to form for Assassin's Creed in Odyssey.

20:53 - A Charity Miles update and a big thank you.

25:30 - Who among us is the Kebab King? Find out in this episode.

27:25 - Rise of Industry's extreme detail can feel like a second job, but that's also what makes it so great, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

37:15 - Comic book series The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, now has a TV series, and this is what we think of it.

47:15 - Our listener question this episode comes from our pal Alex Holmes, who asks "do you think the video game industry will ever completely merge with the board game industry?" Thanks Alex!

All that, and a very special round cheese, with Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Risk Express, The Gardens Between, and Schummel Hummel - Staying In Episode 73

Risk Express, The Gardens Between, and Schummel Hummel - Staying In Episode 73

February 15, 2019

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00:10 - Revealed: our favourite Twitter accounts (spoilers, it's @leastusedemoji & @darkstockphotos).
06:21 - The chaps went to Frankfurt, or as it shall now forever be known, "Coventry Gone Crazy". Plus a visit to the incredible T3 Terminal Entertainment.
18:32 - Charity shop find Risk Express is a dangerous game for friendships, from Hasbro and Reiner Knizia.
27:17 - We get drawing and scheming with A Fake Artist Goes to New York by Jun Sasaki.
35:29 - It's our regular Charity Miles update. There's 15 of us now and our pals Nicholas, Mike Daw, Brittany Harbidge, Kathryn Hopkins, and Qourth are putting in some amazing effort!
39:59 - Oh sure, Hypnotising surreal puzzler The Gardens Between is on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but it's best played on Switch, and we'll tell you why.
50:38 - "Cheaters never prosper", except in Schummel Hummel.
57:35 - Our listener question comes from @Lonegamesman, who asks "what is one aspect of the hobby (board game or video game) that one of your fellow SiP members raves about or enjoys that you do not, and why?". Thanks pal!

All that, and a fair bit of Currywurst, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Brass: Lancashire, SimCity: Build It, and Into the Inferno - Staying In Episode 72

Brass: Lancashire, SimCity: Build It, and Into the Inferno - Staying In Episode 72

February 1, 2019

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00:00 - Our time with Charity Miles continues, and there's still space for you in our #StayingInPod group if you fancy joining us.

04:35 - Into the Inferno is not an easy going watch, Mary Poppins Returns absolutely is, and things get really really real.

19:59 - Feldherr foam is a joy-sparker for tabletop gamers.

27:33 - Mayor Contests in SimCity: Build It keep us coming back for more of this slick city management mobile game.

42:35 - Brass: Lancashire is a game that seems impenetrable, but is actually very elegant, and in-turn is supremely satisfying.

49:44 - Our question this episode is from Neil Bailey, who asks "what game are you most looking forward to in 2019?". Thanks Neil!

All that, and the best Revel, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero).

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Flamme Rouge, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo - Staying In Episode 71

Flamme Rouge, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo - Staying In Episode 71

January 15, 2019

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00:00 - Do people do New Year's resolutions any more?
06:58 - Sparking joy in us all is the TV series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.
16:17 - You can get involved with our big challenge this year: raising money for charity, through exercise, via a smashing social good app called Charity Miles. We need your help to hit our target, so please join us!
25:46 - We crack into Escape Room In A Box: The Werewolf Experiment.
30:05 - Flamme Rouge sprints into our hearts while it provides a wonderfully thematic board game take on competitive cycling.
36:00 - We unpick our thoughts on interactive TV show Black Mirror: Bandersnatch.
52:25 - Our pal @MantisMat provides the question for this episode, asking if we have a list of stuff we want to do before we're 40. Thanks Matt!

All that, and a whole lot of nihilism, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Cryptid, and Project Highrise - Staying In Episode 70

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Cryptid, and Project Highrise - Staying In Episode 70

January 1, 2019

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00:00 - We start off 2019 with our best foot forward, chatting about cycling naked.
09:13 - Project Highrise from Kasedo Games is a ridiculously compelling, meditative tower management game on PC, mobile, and console.
19:03 - Kris and Sam have been getting their deduction on with Cryptid from Osprey Games.
26:16 - We open our Secret Santa gifts which, as you'll all remember, is a nice thing we often balls up.
37:19 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse will define a new era for what animation can achieve on the big screen. No joke, it's THAT good.
45:50 - Our question from you for this episode is from Richard Simpson who asks whether we keep any Christmas traditions we had as kids. Thanks Richard!

All that, and a whole lot of vegetarian curry, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Dragonmeet - Staying In Episode 69

Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Dragonmeet - Staying In Episode 69

December 15, 2018

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00:10 - Saint Nicholas Day (hooray!) and Dan's Deep Clean Dentistry (boo).
09:26 - Another cause for celebration is that Peter has finally completed Mass Effect: Andromeda.
20:58 - Kris thinks Spyro Reignited Trilogy is some pretty hot stuff.
31:27 - Fallout 76's nylon bag sure is something.
36:17 - Dragonmeet 2018 was a tabletop RPG fan's dream convention.
47:33 - The ever-so lovely Neil Bailey asks "what is the best Christmas film?". Thanks Neil!

All that, and a very Gnasty Gnorc, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero).

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Keyforge: Call of the Archons, Human: Fall Flat and Killing Eve - Staying In Episode 68

Keyforge: Call of the Archons, Human: Fall Flat and Killing Eve - Staying In Episode 68

December 1, 2018

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00:00 - Krismas Eve (not Christmas Eve!), and the start of Secret Santa preperations, as we do every year.
10:10 - Keyforge: Call of the Archons is here and we have opinions about Richard Garfield's latest for Fantasy Flight.
23:10 - Reminiscing about The Incredible Crash Dummies.
28:00 - Human: Fall Flat is an unmissable, playful, an wonderfully silly comedy game.
34:44 - Killing Eve is Phoebe Waller-Bridge's dark drama with a wry sense of humour, and it is excellent.
42:58 - An update for the Round The Houses Challenge. And then WE CHALLENGE YOU!!!!!!1
50:35 - "Going out to eat, do you choose breakfast, lunch, or dinner?" <- it's a stellar question, from a person with an equally stellar Twitter handle. Thanks @BoardGraemes!

All that and a Google Image Search you definitely shouldn't do, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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