1Upsmanship

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Michael likes story-driven games with lots of contemplative moral quandaries and inventory management. Adam likes action-driven FPS games with gorgeous graphics and no down-time. Together, their friendship is constantly on the verge of ruin! But you can watch it all crumble before your very ears on 1Upsmanship, the pod where two lifelong gamers run one game an episode through the crucible to determine if it belongs on the Celestial Hard Drive. GAME ON.


Episode Date
1Upsmanship - Horizon: Forbidden West (Feat. Jason Pargin)
4329
Aloy's pushing her way ever-deeper into what we're pretty sure is a tiny-sized representation of the contiguous United States, and we're right along for the ride! Michael and Adam welcome long-time friend Jason Pargin back to the show to discuss the follow-up they've been explicitly waiting for ever since Zero Dawn dropped. Did the promise they sensed from this franchise pay out? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jul 04, 2022
1Upsmanship: Gone Home (Feat. Vanessa Guererro)
3392
Our heroes explore an empty and definitely scary house in the woods only to discover one of the most compelling love stories in video game history!! Joined by returning and celebrated guest Vanessa Guererro, the gang bonds over the depth, storytelling, and nostalgia in this little indie classic. It got real y'all. There's even some open-mouthed crying and a plan to dye each others hair that was... unfortunately cut for time. But it happened. Trust us.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 27, 2022
1Upsmanship: Game Mechanics That Should Be In More Games
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Ever play a videogame and think "I would LOVE to have a grappling hook in this"? Adam and Mike go back and forth sharing their favorite videogame mechanics and why they should be featured in more games. Smash that play button to see if YOUR favorite mechanics make the list!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 20, 2022
1Upsmanship: Halo - Combat Evolved
3490
It's the Citizen Kane of cover-based first-person shooters with robust multiplayer and vehicles! Adam and Mike take on the original Halo, and trace its impact through Destiny and all the way to Destiny 2, if you can believe it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 17, 2022
1Upsmanship - Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Feat. Maggie Mae Fish)
3732
What do you get when you cross animals with just kind of hanging out? An activity some -- including the inimitable Maggie Mae Fish -- consider a full-on game, actually, thank you very much. Our hosts dig for fossils, chop wood, and talk shop, all to finally determine whether the game that took the whole world by storm at the start of the pandemic is...you know, "good." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 13, 2022
1Upsmanship - Elden Ring
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A new day has dawned, and that means it's time for Michael Swaim and Adam Ganser to level up and present 1Upsmanship to you afresh with a very special Elden Ring ep! Our intrepid heroes have a new theme song, a whole new attitude, and even a new format that's been re-tooled so slightly as to confuse both old fans and new listeners alike. What hasn't changed is the topic, so let's get to it (it's video games, by the way)!  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 06, 2022
1Upsmanship: The Hard Drive Episode
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The hosts decided to take a review of the celestial hard drive. How does it work? What’s on it? How much space does it have? You see, we’ve been real lax about this in the past and this bit needs codification. With help from fellow Small Bean, askingseven, a list of all the “keeps” has been drafted and now the hosts must answer for their thought crimes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Sifu
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Adam and Michael discuss the crunchy combat of this year’s Sifu by Sloclap! Both hosts found the game’s ability to create the feeling of becoming powerful incredibly satisfying. Unfortunately for them, it isn’t real fighting and they’re both still wimps in real life. Seriously, you could probably just push Swaim over and he’d just say “Left Stick Up, Left Stick Up + X.” See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: New Pokemon Snap
3476
Hana Michels, who makes cat buttholes on Etsy and is a celebrated Small Bean, joins the pod for a special episode about cramming tiny animals into balls. They discuss the limits of the Pokemon lore, their shared joy of pelting things with apples, and Hana asserts her dominance as the one true trainer. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Halo Infinite
3897
Michael is the Halo hater. Adam is the Halo lover. This episode they talk about Halo Infinite and 343 Industries in some kind of red vs. blue deathmatch. See who wins the podcast. I bet it’s Adam. I don’t know why, that guy just seems like he has his shit together. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Deathloop (Feat. David Bell)
4542
We brought David Bell, big bean and famous pervert, to come talk about one of our GOTYs: Deathloop, a first person shooter with a groundhog day twist. All the 1Uppers enjoy this title and discuss what made it compelling. Is its simplicity a feature or a bug? How did the hosts’ play styles differ? Michael mined the story and embraced the puzzle structure. Adam shot all the people with impressive precision. Dave found a way to make AI do all the work. This all makes sense. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship - Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
3624
It’s time to cover the Miles Morales game! Michael and Adam discuss Insomniac Games’ influence on the zeitgeist of Spidey. Michael thinks Peter Parker is done, Miles is the new hotness. Adam thinks sequels have become something companies just do for the next gen consoles and this all takes too long. So let’s get all caught up in the web of conversation that is 1Upsmanship. Let’s listen to these gooey white takes. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: GOTY 2021 Edition
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Our hosts end the year with their Top 5 Games of the Year! While this isn’t a review show, we thought we’d take a moment to tell y’all our picks. It was a great year and we won’t spoil their picks so just put our sound beans in your hear beans. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Psychonauts 2 (Feat. Vanessa Guerrero)
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On the most important episode of 1Upsmanship yet, the hosts have Vanessa Guerrero on to discuss the cult hit Psychonauts 2. Vanessa, like Michael, loves this series. Adam thinks “it’s definitely a sequel.” Get ready for the what we’re already calling internally “the “‘Raz’zle-dazzle.” Also, witness a historic Speed Run. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship - Call of Duty: Warzone
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This episode Adam has a secret agenda and forces Michael to cover a Call of Duty. They talk about the casual gaming aspect of the game, the try-hard competitive mentality, the battle royale format, and the children of Call of Duty. Oh, the children. With their open mics. Screaming into oblivion. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: The Forgotten City (Feat. Zachary Ryan)
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Zach introduces us to a unique title this time. A time-loop based, existential mystery game developed by a team of only six or so designers based on a Skyrim mod. Gameplay mostly involves deciphering the larger mystery by altering your choices each loop. While time-loop games are in this year, the group discusses the uniqueness of this title, it’s ethical dilemmas, and the value of fables in gaming. So make sure you listen, then once you finish the episode, go ahead and listen to it again. You’ll get new information each time, I swear. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Resident Evil Village (Feat. Jason Pargin)
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Big Bean Jason Pargin, award-winning writer and professional podcaster, drops a deuce! By that we of course mean that he joins us for a second episode in a row! This time around the beans tackle the 8th installment of the Resident Evil franchise. They discuss the scares, the development of the series over time, and why don’t they allow you to kill that baby? I mean, that baby needs to die. Why won’t you let us kill the baby? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship - Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
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Big Bean Jason Pargin drops by to discuss the PS5 platformer Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, the new PS5 installment in the series by Insomniac Games. The gang discusses the game’s ability to immerse you, the mechanical flaws of the game, and if the chaotic action of the game distracts from the narrative. Everything you’d expect from three men discussing a game about a feline mechanic and his awful robot. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Returnal
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A unique game by many accounts: released as the first PS5 only major release during a pandemic and with few PS5s actually around. The boys discuss it’s repetitiveness and the uniqueness of a roguelike FPS Triple-A psychological horror game. Is this a new genre? Is this just Risk of Rain 2? Is the story anything? Adam says Adam things. Michael says Michael things. It’s a 1upsmanship episode! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Bloodborne (Feat. Zach Ryan)
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Zach Ryan returns to discuss the 2015 masterpiece Bloodborne with the fellas. Grab your nearest blood-based weapon and down a few blood vials because it’s time to tackle some heated discussion over the legacy of the game. The hosts discuss its insane story, complexity of games in general, and everyone’s feelings on how good games do optional quests/bosses well. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Doom Eternal (Feat. Tom Reimann)
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The Rhyme Man is back, baby! Let’s get that going as a thing! The Rhyme Man! Did this recent update of the Doom franchise improve the basic game mechanics? Does the lore add much to the game? How do we all feel about “The Rhyme Man?” Most of these questions are answered and more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Disco Elysium
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“What kind of cop are you?” That’s a real loaded question, game studio ZA/UM. First, I’m not a cop. Who said I was a cop? And second, maybe to answer that question we’ll have to get into 1800s-esque geopolitical fiction. And maybe make Michael cry. That’s right! This game opened the floodgates of both Michael’s physical tear ducts and the more philosophical ethical sparring of our hosts, Mike and Adam. Listen to hear what they think and where they disagree. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Rocket League (Feat. Abe Epperson)
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Michael and Adam considered all their friends and determined that the best Rocket Leaguer of them all is Abe Epperson. Turns out, he’s also bad! They’re all bad! Considering it’s a six-year-old game that still appears to be streamed by many, you’d expect they’d get a guest who’s better at the game. Though it doesn’t help that it’s one of the most challenging learning curves in modern gaming. So let’s chat about what makes Rocket League special and why it still remains relevant. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Psychonauts
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Child Michael Swaim visits this episode of 1upsmanship and demands that his co-host plays his favorite game from his formative years. Adam, who wants everyone to know that he does not like Final Fantasy and “sparkly anime boys,” and while that has nothing to do with Psychonauts, would not play this game if left to his own devices. Will Adam break child Michael’s heart and hate this game or will the stars in Swaim’s eyes win over his cold heart? Or is Michael completely wrong and this game can be deleted from history? Listen to find out! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Cyberpunk 2077 (Feat. Max Scoville)
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Max Scoville, another friend/host/podcaster from IGN, joins Michael and Adam to discuss the hopeful hit of 2020, Cyberpunk 2077. Months after the game’s launch, which was sensationalized by its bugs and recalls, can we look at the game with more objective eyes or will it never recover, kid? Well, Samurai, eavesdrop on whether or not this game was worth its decade-long development. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (Feat. Vanessa Gritton)
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Vanessa Gritton joins the co-hosts for the recent remastering of the OG and sequel of the classic Tony Hawk Pro Skater franchise. The gang reminiscences on the changes from the original releases and how brands change over time. Though, they all agree it’s worth letting the nostalgia do a sweet pop shove-it over your face. I know you wish you could choose Rodney Mullen, but you’re left with Michael, Adam, and Vanessa. Sorry. Also, Vanessa explains why she’s a wiener. Adam explains what being rad is. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Death Stranding
4367
Get ready for Michael and Adam (the Uppers) to have some contention. Michael waxes poetic about the power of this video game’s story and the experience he had while playing it. Adam on the other hand hated the game. Uh oh. Depending on how you land on the game, hopefully, this discussion will elucidate the highs and lows of this apparently divisive title, pee and all. Honestly though, let’s just listen to Swaim talk about the beauty of the game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Hades (Feat. Kevin Anderson)
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Michael and Adam are joined by Kevin Anderson, apparently the 3rd host. He hosts the podcast “Bleak in Review” on the Unpopular Opinion podcast network and now apparently this show! Today, the gang examines the indie game Hades from developer Supergiant. They discuss rogue-likes and game loops in general. Michael doesn’t want anyone from Supergiant to listen to this podcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Luigi’s Mansion 3
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Michael and Adam take a break from the real world and discuss the beautiful world of being the brother that will never be first place. They discuss how in this game you play as a lean, green, ghost-bustin’ machine who projects a goo-version of himself, which is what cum is! Michael believes that this episode suffers from the game being “good, but nothing to talk about.” Let’s see if Adam can bring the fire and convince Michael that there’s more than meets the eye (that follows you around). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Ghost of Tsushima (Feat. Zachary Ryan)
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Michael and Adam are joined by IGN’s Zach Ryan and tackle the moral implications, grind, and narrative of Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima. The group discusses genre as a whole and the combination of inspirations that made the game. Also, uncle-fathers. They talk a bit about uncle-fathers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Limbo & Inside (Feat. Daniel Vincent Gordh)
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Adam and Michael are joined by fellow actor, writer, and longtime bean: Daniel Vincent Gordh. This time they discuss TWO titles from the developer Playdead. It’s a double feature! The simplicity and efficiency of these games push the visual concepts to the forefront. Beautifully animated and designed, both games feature ambiguous plots and endings. Does this affect the enjoyment of the game? Can our 1uppers put their finger on what makes these particular indie games memorable? Listen on and don’t get stabbed by the legs of a horrifying spider monster or get devoured by watchdogs. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Bioshock
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No Gods or Kings. Only Beans. The 1Ups beans have returned to dissect the 2007 GOTY Bioshock. Let’s get into the story of the franchise and the Half-Life-esque game mechanics and determine for once and for all if it is kept or deleted. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: The Last of Us Part II (Feat. Tina Amini)
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The 1Ups beans are joined by new beanie, Tina Amini, IGN’s editor-in-chief to discuss TLOU2, the most talked about game of the summer thus far. How did Naughty Dog do? Is the game a worthy follow up to one of the best games of all time? What the hell is up with the internet’s reaction to this game? Contains heavy spoilers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Xbox vs. Playstation 2
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Whoa, what an episode. Michael and Adam make the cases for the cases that hold our gaming history. Let's examine the culture, the economics, the hardware, and the games through the lens of two very different gamers defending what made the system's special. Unfortunately, once they complete the segment "Keep or Delete" most of us will have to erase half of our formative gaming memories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Destiny 2 (Feat. Robert Brockway)
4299
Michael and Adam sit down with ex-cracked alum Robert Brockway and pick up the sweet loot that is his opinion and critiques of Destiny 2. Adam is unapologetic about his love for this game. Can he brave the raid of Michael and Robert's opinions? Does Destiny 2 do a crappy job curating missions? Are video games better than huge orgies? You'll have to ask Michael's 72-year-old dad about that last one! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Uncharted 4 (Feat. David C Bell)
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Michael and Adam sit down with soon-to-be doxxed David C Bell and discuss the only Naughty Dog production about pirates that hide crates on wheels on a deserted island: Uncharted 4. Does Nathan Drake have PTSD from all his murders and puzzle-based close calls? Could the treasure hunters leave the island and just return with stuff to make their job easier? Is the crypt with the exploding mummies the worst part of the game? Is Dave's new nickname Sweet Meat? These are the hard-hitting questions our hosts and guest must navigate to find the much-coveted treasure that is "keep or delete." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Titanfall 2
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If the IMC spends all its resources making mechs in the war for more resources, does a titan shed a tear? Adam and Michael strap on their grappling hooks and wall walk around the story and insane politics of Titanfall 2, somehow drawing a parallel to EA in general. Luckily, they include a discussion of the value of a good FPS movement mechanic and what makes them work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jun 01, 2022
1Upsmanship: Hollow Knight
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Michael and Adam visit their local stag station and fast travel into the 2017 metroidvania game Hollow Knight. One of our boys clearly worships the god-moth; the other, not so much. It gets a bit heated, but luckily no one brought a nail. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
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After it got the Switch treatment, the boys gab about the classic Link's Awakening. Adam contrasts it with Ocean's 11 and Michael compares it to Die Hard, but you'll have to listen! to find out how. Don't know about you, but I'm excited! I just threw a pot against the wall! Oh no! My favorite urn! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: The Witcher 3
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Michael and Adam undress and take a bath in the world of The Witcher 3. Things get spicier when they talk about the relative attractiveness of peasants in medieval times. When Geralt puts on that bear armor, hoo boy, take me to the unclear afterlife that is kinda canon! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Feat. Tom Reimann)
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Adam, Michael, and Tom Reimann take us to Jedi Academy for the most recent Star Wars video game title and try to force grasp all the ways the game succeeds and fails. Michael derails the conversation and puts the entire Ewok species on notice. I mean, at the end of the day, who gives a shit about little teacup wookiees? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Control
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Adam and Michael sit down to discuss the award-winning furniture-bashing sim Control. Michael puts health systems on notice and Adam thinks "that's fine." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Mortal Kombat 11
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Michael and Adam go head to head. Bones are broken, hearts are ripped out, and minds are blown. Find out whether or not this installment of the Mortal Kombat franchise is a flawless victory or a fatality. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Borderlands 2 (feat. Breandan Carter)
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Breandan shows Michael and Adam the benefits of a Handsome Jack. They may or may not also speak on the merits of the Borderlands franchise! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Spider-Man (Feat. Soren Bowie)
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Soren swings silently sideways, spurting sensuous silkies. Also he, Michael, and Adam discuss Marvel's Spider-Man game! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: The Subnautica Interview (Feat. Charlie Cleveland)
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Michael and Adam talk with Charlie Cleveland, Founder and Director of Unknown Worlds and Director of Subnautica. You can catch up on our analysis of Subnautica here, or just dive in and get to know the game through the eyes and gills of the man who created it! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Feat. Vanessa Gritton)
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1Ups superpal Vanessa Gritton returns to help Adam and Michael tackle one of the biggest gaming franchises in history. You know, the one that's all the other gaming franchises smashing against one another for your humiliation and/or amusement, depending on your skill level. Jiggly puff puff pass, my Incineroars! Snake's about to get Solid up in this Kirby! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Subnautica (Feat. Maggie Mae Fish)
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Explore a game that's part Minecraft, part Jaws, part Aliens and all indie. Under the sea! Under the sea! Peepers are creepin', Leviathans reapin', Prawn Suit Fricassee! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Assassin's Creed II
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Molto bene! Mike and Adam discuss taking up the role of Desmond Miles, then Ezio Auditore, then forgetting about Desmond Miles because Ezio can climb and jump and stuff. It's Assassin's Creed 2. Arguably the most foundational of the AC games, and a good one to fight over regardless. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Shadow of the Colossus Remastered
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There are giants about, and it's our job to kill them, for some mysterious reason. Join Adam and Michael as they dissect a cult classic full of emptiness and ennui. Zout Alours! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Telltale's The Walking Dead - Chapter 1
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Trigger warning: the word "crotch" is said about 38 minutes in. Also, OH SHIT ZOMBIES! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Resident Evil 2 Remastered
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Adam and Michael continue their survival/horror binge with a tour of Raccoon City's Police Station that's also a museum, orphanage, crypt and government lab for some reason. Imbibe the herb of your choice and join us! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: What Remains of Edith Finch
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The 1Upsmanship boys Adam and Michael tackle indie meditation on death and fate Edith Finch, talk predetermination versus free will and how to handle grim topics in storytelling. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Dead Space (Feat. Tom Reimann)
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In space...no one can hear you cut the limbs off of an alien zombie cultist. Tom Reimann of Gamefully Unemployed joins Adam and Mike to break down the initial installment of sci-fi/zombie/survival/horror game Dead Space. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: GoldenEye 007 (Feat. Greg Burke)
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Facility. Slappers only. No Oddjob. If these words mean anything to you, it's time to buckle in for a Goldeneye dive so deep we may as well have leapt from the top of a Russian dam. Featuring the glorious return of the n00b himself, Mr. Gregory Burke. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Starcraft (Feat. Brian Brushwood)
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Our chat with Brian Brushwood of The Modern Rogue about Starcraft. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Super Mario World
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Fresh off their epic Sega/Nintendo clash, the guys calm things down with a game everyone can agree on. Why was SMW such a phenomenon? What aspects make it such a sustaining piece of interactive art? What does its appeal say about human nature? Probably something about turtles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Sega Genesis vs. Super Nintendo
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Michael and Adam dispense with the niceties and go Fanboy a Fanboy in this uniquely-formatted episode of 1Upsmanship that aims to determine which was the more impactful system: The Sega Genesis, or the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. HINT: Things get dicey, it's the Genesis, and Michael wrote this copy. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Red Dead Redemption 2
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You are aware of what this is. It does not require further description. Happy New Year! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Minecraft (Feat. Cody Johnston)
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Cody Johnston of Some More News stops by to discuss the Cracked Cigarette Tree and how it relates to one of the more important games ever made. A truly crafty deep-dive into the mine of gaming, friendship, and the ways in which our relationship to virtual cubes says a lot about who we are as people, you know? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Sonic CD
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Get ready for some contention, some reaffirmations of fraternal love, and some going super duper fast! It's Adam and Michael dissecting Sonic CD, and, as they so often do in the process, the very nature of their friendship. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Horizon - Zero Dawn (Feat. Ryan Pequin)
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Three Word Phrase creator and Cartoon Network animator Ryan Pequin graces the show with his opinions on a bright start to a new AAA franchise about robot dinosaurs and the people that love to slay them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Red Dead Redemption (Feat. Vanessa Gritton)
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Just in time for about a month before the release of the sequel, it's Red Dead Redemption! Adam and Mike invite returning favorite Vanessa Gritton to read her divorce/glitch journal, and help decide whether to keep or delete this Rockstar classic. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Fallout - New Vegas (Feat. Vanessa Gritton)
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In their most explosive dust-up so far, Adam and Michael square off to demolish and enshrine (respectively), Michael's favorite game that Adam also played and thinks is just fine! Gamer and comedian Vanessa Gritton joins to incite violence, Michael nerds up the end with a Fallout rap, and Adam and Mike's friendship is forced to bust out a couple of stimpaks to survive. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Super Metroid
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Please note, you can only listen to this 1Upsmanship episode if you already have the Morph Ball, 15 Super Missiles, and the thing that goes on the other thing to reveal the secret thing. Join Samus, Adam and Mike for a rousing discussion of gating and how it makes games possible but also frustrating! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Fallout 4 (Feat. Vanessa Gritton)
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Do synths dream of synthetic sheep? And if so, does that justify their total enslavement for the purposes of salvaging an apocalypse-ridden post war 1950's-style Earth? Vanessa Gritton joins Michael and Adam to parse the philosophy of Fallout 4, burn Boston, and argue about the potential future of the franchise. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: God of War 4
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Adam and Michael discuss the latest installment in the Wad of Gore franchise, Wad of Gore 4: "Boy!" Edition. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Far Cry 5 (Feat. David Bell)
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Whether you cry near or far, this is the fifth time you've done it, and it's in America now! Is that good? Join David Christopher Bell, Adam Ganser and Michael Swaim as they answer that question more thoroughly than anyone probably should. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Portal 2 (Feat. Starline Hodge)
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Star returns to laud Portal 2 for its awesomeness! The fellas agree. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Skyrim
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No guests. No filler. Just Skyrim. The 1Upsmanship fellas take on an obligatory entry in gaming history, and the current crown jewel of the Elder Scrolls universe. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: The Last of Us (Feat. Tom Reimann)
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Tom the Rhyme Man stops by to discuss seminal Naughty Dog zombie stealth game/movie thing The Last of Us with Adam and Michael, and throw some shade at Zelda in the process. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Overwatch (Feat. Starline Hodge)
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Star Hodge joins the 1Upsmanship fracas to discuss Overwatch, soccer, and bespectacled gorillas. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Bioshock Infinite (Feat. Tom Reimann)
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Every possible multiverse version of Adam Ganser and Michael Swaim welcome every possible multiverse version of Tom Reimann to discuss the social and philosophical implications of Bioshock: Infinite. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Grand Theft Auto V
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Mr. Ganser and Mr. Swaim both played GTA V Remastered, and their opinions on it differ substantially. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: The Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild
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Michael and Adam dissect The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
1Upsmanship: Super Mario Odyssey
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Adam and Michael take a run at Super Mario Odyssey, and report their findings live from the Mushroom Kingdom (AKA Adam's house). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
May 31, 2022
Introducing: 1Upsmanship
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May 09, 2022