Episode 100: GOTY Simulator 2014

2014 sure was a year for games, and the time is upon us to welcome our Unwinnable overlords, Chuck Moran and Stu Horvath, to join Josh, Jay and Rowan for our third annual Games of the Year blowout. We laugh. We cry. We learn how to pronounce words like “Mario,” “Theatrhythm,” and “Persona.” But in the end, most of us get Rowned. And the categories are…


GOTY #1: Deja Vu of the Year 

GOTY #2: Brodeo of the Year

GOTY #3: Bus, BART or Bathroom Game of the Year

GOTY #4: Companion of the Year

GOTY #5: Liquid Televideogame of the Year

GOTY #6: Expansion of the Year

GOTY #7: Unmentionable of the Year

GOTY #8: Dancing Numbers of the Year

GOTY #9: Dunce Cap of the Year

GOTY #10: Missed GOTY

GOTY #11: Comic Sans Award

GOTY #12: Flannel-Wearing Remember the 1990s GOTY

GOTY #13: Most Whiskey Snorted Out The Nose

GOTY #14: Best Telltale Episode

GOTY #15: GOTY 2015

GOTY #16: G.O.T.Y.


Thanks for listening and we’ll see you in 2015. Happy New Year!


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Christmas 2014 BONUS Episode

Last March The Josh and Jay show hosted a series of micro-interviews live from the Unwinnable Salon at GDC 2014 in San Francisco. Orginally, this episode was only availble to Unwinnable Weekly Kickstarter backers, but as a Christmas present to our amazing listeners, we’re releasing it to everyone. Enjoy.


0:00:00 – Introductions with Rowan Kaiser and Charles Moran

0:11:25 – Sanatana Mishra & Tim Dawson of Witch Beam – Assault Android Cactus

0:19:20 – Chris Dahlen, writer – Mark of the Ninja

0:25:55 – Lucas Pope, developer – Papers, Please

0:34:30 – Richard Clark, writer – Gamechurch.com (Rowan Kaiser sits in)

0:41:00 – Johnnemann Nordhagen of The Fullbright Company – Gone Home

0:49:55 – Teddy Diefenbach of Heart Machine – Hyper Light Drifter

0:54:10 – Daniel West, developer – Airscape: The Fall of Gravity

0:58:45 – Tadhg Kelly, developer relations at OUYA, Inc., writer –WhatGamesAre.com

1:13:30 – Borut Pfeifer, programmer/designer – Skulls of the Shogun

1:22:00 – Pippin Barr, game maker/academic – pippinbarr.com

1:27:00 – Shawn Alexander Allen of Nuchallenger – Treachery in Beatdown City

1:40:35 – Jason Oda, developer – CONTINUE?9786543210Skrillex QuestPerfect Strangers

1:50:05 – Goodbyes with Unwinnable Editor in Chief Stu Horvath, Charles Moran & Rowan Kaiser


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Episode 99: Blackwang of Skymall

This week Josh surrenders to the hype of the 2014 Game Awards, Jay declares 2015 the year of zero gravity, Rowan tells us absolutely nothing about Telltale’s Game of Thrones, and everyone continues the Inquisition in Dragon Age. Plus, FFVII on ps4, Tacoma, Adrift, new-old Zelda, No Man’s Sky, Fallout 4, Rock Band 4, Left 4 Dead 4, and more!


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Episode 98: Skyrimming in the Hinterlands

This week Josh drops double bows on Dragon Age Inquisition with his predictable human archer, Jay struggles to recreate Tilda Swinton in Dragon Age Inquisition, and everyone takes Rowan’s advice on Dragon Age Inquisition. Plus, Skyrim!


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Episode 97: Max Candiosity

This week the guys throw a piñata party as Josh cracks his legal version of Viva Piñata, Jay breeds sweetles in Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise, and Rowan gets a headache from all the pretty colors. Plus, remembering Games for Windows Live, Rowan’s hard drive rant, Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect, and more!


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Episode 96: Clit Raider

This week the guys tell tales of Halloween adventure and lethargy before blasting off to the deep worlds of Civilization: Beyond Earth. Plus, The Walking Dead, Dragon Age hype, Sunset Overdrive, Dreamfall Chapters, and more!


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Episode 95: Hella Stanima

This week the gang welcomes ex-Gamespot writer Carolyn Petit to the studio for a Halloween Spooktacular! Plus, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter concluded, our favorite horror moments in gaming, listener emails, Alien: Isolation, Shadow of Mordor and more!


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Episode 94: Zelda Jelly

This week Josh tries to get everyone on Final Fantasy XIII, Rowan gives us a Chinese history lesson in Dynasty Warriors 8, and Jay wonders if there’s a little I Am Legend in his Shadow of Mordor. Plus, we compare everything to Far Cry 2, Red Faction, and Crackdown. 

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Episode 93: Cocaine Bullet Time

This week Josh reveals the new studio, Rowan reveals his new 3DS, and Jay reveals the new Sherlock Holmes game: Crimes and Punishments. Plus, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (mild spoilers),Destiny, Rock Band, Crackdown, listener emails, collusion, corruption, and more! This episode is brought to you by the official Game of Thrones beer

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Episode 92: Wakka’s Ultimate Weapon

This week Josh celebrates a Fable Anniversary, Jay infiltrates Alpha Protocol (again), and Rowan designates Desert Golf his GOTY. Plus, more on Eurojank, Final Fantasy X, Destiny,The Walking Dead, X-Files tattoos, broken thumbs, and more!

Show notes:
It’s Time to Reconsider Alpha Protocol by Chay Close

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