Jumping the Shark Podcast #188

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Brandon is spending the week visiting with Tom over at the Quarter to Three gaming podcast (go check it out!), but Bill and I are still here to bring you your weekly dose of JtS goodness. This week we clasp hands together and bravely venture into a spooky old house in Gone Home. Is this really the unexpectedly brilliant adventure game hit of the summer or is it being overrated based solely for being a novel premise? Only your crazy uncle the pharmacist knows for sure and he’s not talking. So join us for two in-depth discussion of the game; up first the spoiler free iteration and then we light the Spoiler Lamp and talk about every shady nook and cranny. After that we’re on to the new Robinson Crusoe board game and why Bill thinks it’s really rather brilliant if he does say so himself.

Spoiler Lamp Warning: Gone Home 15:00 – 32:10

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2 Responses to “Jumping the Shark Podcast #188”

  1. Sören Höglund September 4, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    GONE HOME SPOILER WARNING

    If you’d found the combination opened the safe in the basement, you’d found out that crazy uncle Oscar was a pedophile. He molested the dad in the family, in 1963, after which he isolated himself in the house to avoid further temptations. Hence the dad’s obsession with JFK, and going back in time to right a wrong. And also probably why his writing went to hell when he moved into the house. Plus likely a lot of the dysfuntion in that family. So in a way, he is the ghost haunting the house.

    The paper you can’t pick up again is about about how great Sam and Launie’s sex is, from the few lines I managed to read.

    • Todd Brakke September 5, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

      You know, I had completely forgotten about the safe. (I had a few days between my first and last play sessions.) The deal with Oscar would have been good to know and does give a bit more explanation about the father. Alcohol plus return to the scene of childhood trauma? That’s better than nothing to explain his oddness.

      Thanks for the explanation about the piece of paper!

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