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Crazy Train of Thought is a weekly show with raucous rants regarding video games, movies, and pop culture by a rotating multitude of misfits and miscreants. JOIN US for the funny side of pop culture. And facepalms. Lots of facepalms.Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for Video Podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuCCHlDC5t729YajNdYggdg

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February 21, 2020

Liv Tyler is an Elf

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! All the greatest video game chat LIVE again from Savant Studios! Host Ryan Wolf is joined by intrepid explorer Colin Giffy, newcomer and Borderlands aficionado Phillip, Pokemaster/COD fiend Troy Osborn, and back for one more round is Sam The Babbi. Ride along with us and #Checkalook below at our topics:

Colin moves out (00:03:33)

Sam plays Shadow of War (00:07:53)

Troy goes to church camp and watches COD League (00:27:50)

A conversation about eSports (00:38:56)

News: Drake partners with Caffeine for rap show (00:57:08)

Pokemon Sword/Shield hacks (01:10:32)

Sony buys Insomniac Games (01:20:08)

Microsoft/Samsung partnership (01:23:33)

Xbox/Jordan news (01:28:47)

Outriders delayed/Next gen chat (01:34:20)

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Intro Music: “Departure” by Dan Fur

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ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! We are bringing you all the greatest video game chat LIVE again from Savant Studios! Host Ryan Wolf is one part of a duo for this episode as he is joined by the gamer every gamer wishes they could be Austyn GameMaster Torres. Ride along with us and check a look below at our topics:

Ryan plays more of The Outer Worlds (00:03:29)

Disney+ and The Mandalorian (00:10:21)

Austyn talks Battlefront 2 (00:19:22)

Ryan talks Disney+ Jeff Goldblum show (00:24:33)

Austyn talks The Dark Pictures (00:37:14)

News: Warcraft 3: Reforged is a dumpster fire (00:56:11)

EA vs EU (01:11:05)

Xbox Series X mystery port (01:17:54)

Playstation 5 price depends on next Xbox (01:27:11)

Playstation Remote Play on Xbox/Switch? (01:39:48)

Rainway on Xbox (01:45:32)

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Intro Music: “Departure” by Dan Fur

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Promo: Bore Meets World

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February 1, 2020

Alright… REMATCH!

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! We are LIVE again from Savant Studios! Host Ryan Wolf is joined by Colin Giffy, Pokemaster Troy Osborn, and the heel of our crew, Justin Campbell. Ride along with us one more time and check a look below at our topics:

Troy plays more Call of Duty

Swearing in front of parents

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Colin and Ryan play VR (00:26:27)

News: Nintendo mobile games earnings report (01:00:30)

Coronavirus and Plague Inc (01:06:14)

Space Force logo reveal (01:11:06)

Deadpool 3 rating confirmed (01:15:34)

Pokemon Home details revealed (01:17:34)

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Intro Music: “Departure” by Dan Fur

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Promo: In A City Like Yours

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ALL ABOARD for another ‘sclusie game developer interview brought to you by The Idiot Savants! A trio of Savants (Ryan, Colin, and Troy) sit down with developer Tribe Games’ sole representative Charles McGregor to talk about his new game HYPERDOT. Come along for the ride and check a look at our topics:
Art style influences for Hyperdot (01:28)
Charles’ favorite game (06:27)
Gameplay influences (08:18)
Gameplay, enemies, and modifiers (13:28)
Hyperdot at E3 2019 (18:55)
Hyperdot launch date and platforms (24:47)
Level editor details (26:56)
Campaign levels and inputs (30:25)
Multiplayer details (32:49)
Potential post-release content (35:28)
Thank you so much for listening and a HUGE thanks to Charles for taking time out of his day to talk to us about the game!
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Tribe Games/Hyperdot
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http://www.tribe-games.com/
https://hyperdotgame.com/
https://store.steampowered.com/app/876500/HyperDot/
Hyperdot on Xbox: https://bit.ly/2uOnjpE

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January 24, 2020

Freaky Fresh

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! We are LIVE from Savant Studios for a back-to-our-regularly-scheduled-programming style episode. Host Ryan Wolf is joined today by cohost Colin Giffy, friend of Marcus Fenix Malcolm Wilson, Pokemaster Troy “Padawan” Osborn. Ride along with us one more time and check a look below at our topics:

Colin talks VR

Ryan beats Control

Malcolm plays more Gears 5

News: Sony skipping E3 again (52:38)

Alienware makes a Switch (1:06:59)

GOTY Control to get a movie? (1:12:32)

Price for Baby Yoda (1:17:29)

Taika Waititi and the future of Star Wars (1:20:16)

Lucasfilm wants KOTOR movie (1:23:02)

Father helps daughter game using Xbox Adaptive Controller (1:31:03)

Airport monitor gets hijacked (1:31:34)

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Intro Music: “Departure” by Dan Fur

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Promo: How Will I Die?

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ALL ABOARD for another very special episode of Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! We are bringing you PART 2 of debate about our absolute favorite games released in 2019! Reconvening at Savant Studios, our perpetual host Ryan Wolf is joined by Colin Giffy, Sam Romero, Cody Slabaugh, Malcolm Wilson, Troy Osborn, and Austyn Torres. Special thanks to Mike Giffy who takes time away from raising his kids to join us by phone! Ride along with us one more time as we finish out discussing the merits of these games:

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Rage 2

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

The Outer Worlds

Pokemon

My Friend Pedro

Control

And finally our top 5 games of this year!

Thank you so much for listening, let us know if you enjoyed this. We loved recording this debate and hope you enjoyed listening. We don’t say it enough, but your entertainment is the reason we do this. Here’s to a great new year!

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Promo: SUPER MEDIA BROS

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ALL ABOARD for a very special episode of Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! We are bringing you, dear listener, along for the ride as we debate our absolute favorite games released in 2019! Host Ryan Wolf is joined by almost everyone who is anyone in this power-bomb of an episode. The list includes: Colin Giffy, Sam Romero, Cody Slabaugh, Malcolm Wilson, Troy Osborn, and Austyn Torres. Come along for the ride as we discuss the merits of the following games:

Void Bastards

Call of Duty mobile

Cadence of Hyrule

Total War: 3 Kingdoms

Gears 5

Link’s Awakening

Super Mario Maker 2

Stranger Things 3: The Game

Resident Evil 2

Life is Strange 2

Trails Rising

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Days Gone

GTFO

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Intro Music: “Departure” by Dan Fur

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Promo: Voices of Misery

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December 19, 2019

Team Muppets

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants, the place you go for muppet-based entertainment! Host Ryan Wolf is live at Savant Studios and he is joined by trusty co-host Colin Giffy, Pokemaster Troy Osborn, and Mike “Ghostboy” Kenway! Check a look below at today’s topics:

Sekiro is not Game of the Year (07:15)

The Game Awards discussion commences (07:45)

In light of Death Stranding, are The Game Awards rigged? (09:50)

We discuss the Xbox Series X reveal (17:21)

Is Microsoft done with Backwards Compatibility? (26:58)

Mike remembers Enchanted Arms (29:05)

Ryan brings XCloud news (34:43)

The Wolf Among Us 2 (43:40)

Favorite part of The Game Awards (47:50)

Mike shits on Devolver Digital, Ryan plays defense (51:07)

Magic and Dungeons & Dragons are the same thing (58:33)

We shit on Stadia (01:03:45)

Amazon Game Studios’ New World (01:06:21)

Prologue is what, exactly? (01:08:43)

Sons of the Forest is a sequel (01:12:46)

Path of the Warrior looks really cool (01:13:43)

2009’s Game of the Year: Fast & Furious Crossroads (01:16:27)

Burger King has some surprising news (01:22:18)

We rank Star Wars (01:25:51)

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Outro Music: “Scars” by Watch Out For Snakes ft. Megan McDuffee

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December 13, 2019

Frozen VR Bananas

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants, the only podcast on the internet based in Antarctica! Join host Ryan Wolf as he and Colin Giffy embark on a journey of reflection and self-assessment with Daniel Gutierrez. Just kidding. We actually spend the episode shitting on Frozen. See the full breakdown below.

The Giffy Bros play Switch (07:36)

Disney movies suck, according to Ryan (12:00)

Colin and his Oculus (18:50)

My Friend Pedro with Ryan (39:09)

Ryan preps for Game of the Year (48:38)

Newstime (51:00)

Daniel talks Riot Games’ new games (53:00)

More Loot Box Debacles in Rocket League (1:03:08)

Google Play presents Game of the Year 2019 (1:17:17)

New Fortnite/Star Wars mashup (1:19:30)

Ryan makes a very bold statement (1:25:45)

Ryan gets fired (1:26:36)

Jon Favreau talks Disney+ and Star Wars (1:27:24)

Disney+ gets a Star Wars game show, Ryan is stoked (1:34:31)

Dr. Disrespect, AKA streamer of the year gets TV show (1:39:54)

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Promo: Did I Say Something Wrong

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Outro Music: “What We Think vs What We Know” by The Bad Dreamers

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December 11, 2019

GTFO: The Game, The Interview

ALL ABOARD for The Idiot Savants Present: GTFO (the game) The Interview! Podcast host and aspiring video game journalist Ryan Wolf and Colin Giffy sit down with game developer Simon Viklund of 10 Chambers Collective to talk about their new game GTFO! Simon has some profound insight into the industry and some reasons why you might want to pay attention to GTFO (which is out now btw). Checkalook at our interview and don’t miss the video version of this interview on our Youtube channel!

00:02:46:18 Simon talks games that are too easy

00:07:36:00 GTFO’s potential audience

00:16:26:00 Procedural generation as a means of creation

00:17:41:50 GTFO will have bragging rights

00:37:18:59 Ryan asks about sound design

00:42:55:19 How GTFO is different from other cooperative games

00:51:09:58 10 Chambers Collective’s marketing budget

00:55:17:50 Console release/controller support

00:58:13:03 Biggest challenge making GTFO

01:00:35:47 Simon talks small-team game development difficulties

01:03:22:37 How GTFO is different from large studio releases

01:08:49:20 Campaign? Versus mode?

Find GTFO here:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/493520/GTFO/

http://gtfothegame.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD7WUe84y5FWCfVG_HeUYMg

Simon Viklund GTFO Video Interview:

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