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February 27, 2021

Idiot Royale 2020: Part 2

Episode 148
ALL ABOARD for another fantastic episode of Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! We amass a full Savant crew to bring you impassioned arguments about the games that have most recently plunged into yesteryear. Using daggers, disputes, and displeasure, we cut the wheat from the chaff, trim the fat from the meat, slenderize and cauterize all in an effort to boil-down an official Savantworthy Game of the Year in Part 2 of Idiot Royale 2020! Welcome listeners!(00:02:36) Idiot Royale 2020 Part 1 recap
(00:03:39) Top Games of the Year
(00:05:14) Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 
(00:22:59) Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (or CODBOCW)
(00:33:14) Spider-Man: Miles Morales 
(00:40:14) Star Wars Squadrons 
(00:47:26) Pod Promo: Imperial Scrolls of Honor
(00:48:54) Tetris Effect: Connected 
(00:57:58) Among Us
(01:06:00) Call of Duty Warzone
(01:12:33) Doom Eternal
(01:23:18) Saints Row 3 Remaster
(01:27:52) Top 10 list reveal
(01:28:57) Animal Crossing: New Horizons
(01:39:23) Super Mario 35
(01:45:33) Twitch.tv/Kosmic provides Super Mario 35 footage
(01:46:19) The Complex
(01:54:59) Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
(02:10:14) Demon’s Souls
(02:14:38) Top 5 list reveal
(02:16:12) Ghost of Tsushima
(02:34:51) Cyberpunk 2077
(03:03:41) Nexomon: Extinction
(03:25:05) Top 2 games comparison
(03:49:23) Top 5 ordered list and winner reveal

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February 16, 2021

Idiot Royale 2020: Part 1

Episode 147

As all four seasons of 2020 have passed, so too does another year of video games fall into yesteryear. Join the whole Idiot Savant crew for a masterful episode that is part commemoration for last year’s games and part debate about the ones that were Savantworthy and the biggest Trainwrecks. Welcome to Idiot Royale.

(00:02:49) Idiot Royale 2020 begins
(00:06:34) Category: Best Visuals
(00:07:38) Tell Me Why 
(00:15:25) Neon Abyss
(00:18:39) Nexomon: Extinction
(00:24:27) Doom: Eternal
(00:25:06) Demon’s Souls
(00:37:17) Moons of Madness
(00:40:46) Last of Us 2
(00:56:32) Promo Pod: The Imperial Scrolls of Honor
(00:57:24) Category: Best Story
(00:59:31) Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
(01:11:33) Avengers: The Game
(01:16:00) Moons of Madness
(01:24:50) Cyberpunk 2077
(01:52:50) Nexomon: Extinction
(02:18:07) Christmas-master Troy brings gifts 
(02:27:43) Recap and rundown for Part 2

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ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! Our latest episode features thoughts that are soo 2020… because that’s when we recorded it. Podcast host Ryan Wolf is joined this week by Pokèmaster Troy Osborn, Trashman Austyn Torres, and Philbo Swagginns for some reflections on… well, just check a look at our topics:

(00:02:07) The Game Awards happened, we complain about it

(00:04:43) Perfect Dark revealed by Microsoft

(00:10:15) Master Chief in Fortnite

(00:15:12) The Callisto Protocol, much excite

(00:25:18) Dragon Age got a new trailer, color Austyn intrigued

(00:34:32) So did Mass Effect

(00:40:19) Will Mass Effect and Dragon Age get Anthemed?

(00:46:13) Hyperdot gets some recognition

(00:49:03) Back 4 Blood doesn’t impress Ryan

(00:55:09) Cyberpunk doesn’t suck THAT bad…

(01:02:12) Last gen assessment

(01:06:04) Troy teaches Ryan how load times work

(01:10:34) Philbo starts Cyberpunk

(01:34:45) Glitches bitches

(01:44:02) Cyberpunk controversy

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January 23, 2021

CyberVRpunk 2020

Episode 145

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! This is a week for solemn reflection and deep thought about the future of America… But dick jokes are way funnier. So join host Ryan Wolf along with Nexomaster Troy Osborn, Sony Superfan Derek Meyers, Sam The Babbi, and Philbo Swagginns for an episode that put us squarely in the top 100 best podcasts of all time. #CHECKALOOK

(00:02:44) Sam buys an Oculus, impresses family

(00:20:25) Steam sales

(00:22:32) Sam doesn’t hate Jump Force, Philip does

(00:28:30) Troy plays Nexomon

(00:42:35) Colin is streaming. Good job Colin

(00:47:52) Initial reactions to Cyberpunk 2077

(01:14:41) News: Avengers game isn’t profitable

(01:23:21) Twitch prodigy banned

(01:45:10) Microsoft wants to change how people preorder consoles

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Episode 144

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! Rabble rousers rejoice as we unveil our thoughts about Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War; a game with a title so long, even its initials are longer than the titles of some other games. Join podcast host Ryan Wolf along with Pokèmaster Troy Osborn, CODBOCW fan Rachel, and Twitchmaster Colin Freakin’ Giffy for an hour and a half full of rants and the heartwarming feeling you get when watching someone else rage. #CHECKALOOK

(00:01:52) Colin has words about Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

(00:06:56) Troy finds a CODBOCW cheat on TikTok

(00:12:34) Colin talks about sightlines and lag

(00:17:18) CODBOCW is back to basics for Rachel

(00:32:15) The loadout system gets improved?

(00:42:41) Gun attachments make all the difference

(00:49:30) Zombies chat primer

(00:54:12) Should Call of Duty be released as a yearly update instead of a new game?

(01:01:28) We go in depth on Zombies strategy, guns, and how to best survive the horde

(01:21:57) What’s next for Zombies?

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Episode 143

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! The only podcast on the internet to filmed in a shoebox. Join podcast host Ryan Wolf this week along with his cadre of comrades including Pokèmaster Troy "I'm-gonna-go-hackin'" Osborn, Marvel-lass Madalyn, and Twitchmaster Colin Freakin’ Giffy for all the rants you will ever need. #CHECKALOOK at our topics:

00:02:34 Colin doesn’t regret buying an Xbox Series X

00:05:00 Why Ryan hates HDMI

00:06:18 Colin and Ryan have issues with music games on Series X

00:15:48 Is Marvel’s Avengers Savantworthy?

01:07:10 News: Xbox shortages will continue into 2021

01:10:22 News update: Will Bethesda be exclusive?

01:14:37 The end

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December 13, 2020

Warzone and Hades

Episode 142

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! Providing up-to-the-month news and hot takes, one very late episode at a time. Podcast host Ryan Wolf is joined by Pokèmaster Troy Osborn, the illustrious Philbo Swaggins and Twitchmaster Colin Freakin’ Giffy for all the rants you will ever need. #CHECKALOOK at our topics:

Call of Duty Warzone Halloween update (00:03:08)

A short Cold War chat (00:19:32)

Cyberpunk delay (late news, we know) (00:32:34)

Control comes to Switch (00:34:31)

Xbox Game Streaming update (00:39:46)

Philbo plays Hades (00:44:15)

News: Farcry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine delayed (00:54:54)

Sony sells like A LOT of PS5s (01:02:22)

Judge decides on FIFA card pack and gambling (01:11:03)

Snoop Dogg gets something special from Xbox (01:14:06)

Microsoft extends warranty for Elite controllers (01:15:45)

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Episode 141

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! The only podcast on the internet to take place in the world’s dankest basement. Podcast host Ryan Wolf is joined by Pokèmaster Troy Osborn and Samwise Babbi for all the rants you will ever need. #CHECKALOOK at our topics:

Sam buys a gaming PC (00:02:50)

Camping for Xbox: The Troy and Ryan Diaries (00:08:18)

Troy plays Tetris Effect Connected (00:34:44)

Ryan plays Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (00:38:50)

Why the Xbox Series X is not the homerun Microsoft needs (00:44:44)

Should Microsoft bring back Xbox 360-style themes? (00:56:47)

Xbox Series X nifty easter egg (01:00:06)

Xbox VS Vape Smoke (01:06:14)

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November 17, 2020

PS5s are Among Us

Episode 140

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! The best place on the internet to get breaking news, a month after it happens. This week the worst podcast host in the world Ryan Wolf is joined by World of Warcraft pro player Rachel and Sanic Superfan Philbo Swaggins! #CHECKALOOK at our topics:

Philip tries Dark Souls on Switch (00:11:00)

Ryan should hate Elder Scrolls Blades, but doesn’t (00:16:50)

Rachel plays Among Us (0034:28)

News: PS5 preorders were a shit show (00:47:14)

The crew seems excited for Hogwarts Legacy (00:54:12)

Philip gushes for Demon’s Souls (01:08:16)

God of War gets a teaser video (01:17:38)

The PS Plus Collection is a good idea (01:23:51)

More in depth on PS5 pre-order disaster (01:30:47)

PS5 exclusives vs Xbox Game Pass (01:37:53)

Sony walks back “we believe in generations” statement (01:48:31)

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Episode 139: Microsoft Proves Money Wins All Arguments

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! The best place on the internet to get breaking news, a month after it happens. Ryan Wolf sits down with a cadre of comrades including Pokèmaster Troy Osborn, Martin Freeman wannabe Samwise Romero, and Call of Duty’s own Colin Freakin’ Giffy. #CHECKALOOK at our topics:

Sam tests out Prince of Persia: Sands on Time on Steam. Does it hold up? (00:03:05)

Not all who wander are lost on Hobbit Day (00:11:39)

We try to preorder Xboxes (00:21:03)

News: Microsoft buys Bethesda/Zenimax (00:38:42)

Xbox One X sales on Amazon (01:07:21)

Xbox Design Lab temporarily closed for retooling (01:11:41)

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