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It Is 2020 and We're Still Playing Games

We kick off the new year with what is undoubtedly the best stream we've done this year.

Jan. 2 2020

Cast: Ben, Matt

Posted by: Jason

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Can confirm, this is the best video of the year. Of the decade, even!

...so far

For real, this was a good chill time. Thanks for the stream, GB West and see you next week <3

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Happy New Year Ben, Matt and Jason. Love the dedication to the project!

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Jason in the house!!! Hope you are feeling better, man!

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Ben/Rorie combo is always fun

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Hell yeah, Ben! You’re an inspiration to us all.

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the first "breakfast" of 2020

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ArmCommander

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Ben went hard with the Ring Fit segment. I should really get that game...

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watching ben round his back during the pendulum swing was painful af

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What??? Content!? No way

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I missed all that last stream due to festive travelling, what happened with Rorie? Hope all is well man.

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Yeah guys keep giving form tips I’m sure Ben both appreciates them and will use them

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Hey, look at us. Who would have thought?

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Genessee

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Ben aughta stretch those suspenders out with his thumbs and lord over the office like a sleazy banker of old.

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Damn, Rorie with the nice beard going on.

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damn no Shakespeare from rorie

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love this website. love Ben & Rorie.

Happy New Year duders

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Ben cleans up nice.

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Dead cells? I just played six hours and you're making me watch someone play it ... making me wanna play it again!

I've put 80 hours into it in the past month, it's the best game made in like 20 years.

Play dead cells everyone

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That house in Zombie Clause is the same house from another game House Party.

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Ben, congrats, you've become quite in shape!

Man! Maybe I should start playing Ring Fit!

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omg those suspenders

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wow young pack looking good

I'm only lv 19 on Ring Fit...

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We got to see more Dead Cells, so yes, this is easily the best stream of the year. I couldn't believe it when Ben kicked down that door to avoid spending cells; I had no idea that was even possible!

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How's an adult man wearing suspenders not gonna know the word "erogenous"?

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So that's really wierd that they bring up the Speedlunky trophy during this. I was playing Spelunky while watching/listening to this after work and got the trophy run time was 6:18.064!

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In New Zealand, New Years Day and January 2nd are both public holidays like Rorie was wishing. It is officially called the day after New Years Day.

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@manicmonkey: *sings* "Just another Manic Monkey! I wish it was Spelunky!" Thank you, The Bangles.

So cool to have Jan 2 off as well. More gaming for everyone, please.

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@benpack you can turn on the ability to see consecutive kills in Dead Cells in the options menu.

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I looked at the side bar and said "Who the fuck is Matt?"

You mean Rorie.

I didn't even know there was a stream yesterday.

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Don't trust anybody that doesn't like menudo.

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The mad bastards are still playing video games. Wild.

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@jondo: yeah i definitely do not have enough space for that one in the studio

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looking trim Ben!

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COOLDOWNS ARE IMPORTANT!

Other than that, great stream!

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My sciaticas starting to get in the way of things, Ring Fit too most likely. Need to follow up with a doc.

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Is Anai-Raha the spirit of fealty or the spirit of fertility because those are two very different things, hah!

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I'm enjoying Ring Fit but I cannot get the leg strap to stay on my goddamn leg when doing any of the running in place.

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Dead Cells is ok, this was a great stream though.

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those suspenders add 30 years to Ben in my mind

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As a teacher, having Christmas on a Wednesday is the best because you get three weekends off instead of the normal two. I've had 2.5 weeks off with school starting this coming Wednesday so it's been great.

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@benpack

I just started Ring Fit a few days ago. How have you been managing the length of your sessions? Do you just go until you're tired, or do you take a break when the game suggests it? I'm into world 3 and up until now I've been clearing a whole map at a time before stopping. But now they've introduced side quests and extra warp areas and I think it's going to get to be too much to do it all in one session. Just curious how you've been breaking it up?

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So yeah, I just ordered Ring Fit for myself. Looks like a great winter workout option! Thanks for the demonstration!! :D

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this mf said 'doxshun'

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Fuck yea, Matt Rorie, origami angel put out one of my favourite albums of last year! I remember you used to wear a Braid shirt too, so you are alright in my eyes.

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If I may resurrect a chat question mentioned during this stream:

Yes, Slay the Spire has absolutely the worst graphics style I have ever seen in a game that is otherwise a 5-star game.

The enemy designs are aggressively bad eyeless blobs and eyeless plant monsters and there is just nothing resembling a coherent style. The environment art is super generic cave/dungeon stuff. The player character art is OK, in that they're a somewhat creative take on a warrior, rogue, and robot wizard. Honestly the player character art design feels like it teleported in from a game with much better art direction.

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Guys this was super fun; don't apologize for having fun Rorie! I love seeing you guys here.

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You should do the cooldown- especially if youre older