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Smashing Game Time

Smashing Game Time

By Nick Coffman & Josh Coffman
Open the video game time capsule and explore the releases of yesteryear with brothers Nick and Josh. Each episode will deep dive into the games and the gaming news that defined a year. Come for the games that haunt your back catalog and stay for the unbrotherly banter.

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#020 - 2008 Q4/Speedcap - Left 4 Bread

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#022 - 2009 Q2/Speedcap - Josh Simps for Sims
We kick it into Q2 of 2009 with a Popcap gem, a standalone superhero game, and Vin Diesel. We kick it into Q2 of 2009 with a Popcap gem, a standalone superhero game, and Vin Diesel. Josh also simps for the sims, again. Nick enters Speedcap hell with 2009’s Resident Evil 5, and he only has five minutes to get through this convoluted pile of steaminess. Basic Speedcap Rules With 5 minutes on the clock, the speedcapper will have to run through the synopsis of a game as fast as they can. The reviewer has a checklist of topics and things the speedcapper must cover in that time. In the end, we'll tally the score and see where the speedcapper finished. Nick and Josh will compete in speedcaps to determine who does a punishment after a set amount of speedcaps. Play along with the checklist -  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mj7R9ODwylDCzYa4ocZncaG3Yys212bl/view?usp=sharing Check the final score - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fROSvsiIDnMeyh9wxZrH3GSKlhUsNtf0/view?usp=sharing Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
59:04
May 17, 2022
#021 - 2009 Q1: But Say It Like I Pressed the Start Button
2009 is here. Q1 isn't as dry as you think it is. Come talk about punching boulders and fighting in the streets with the bros.  Josh also creates a questionable 2009 for Nick and Jake. Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
01:13:57
May 09, 2022
#020 - 2008 Q4/Speedcap - Left 4 Bread
The brothers venture into Q4 of 2008 with Gears of War 2, the best game ever made. There are some other games too. Something called Fallout and another called Dead Space. Those sound neat... I guess.  Josh enters Speedcap hell with 2008’s BRAID. An indie darling that isn't as sweet as you think. Basic Speedcap Rules With 20 minutes on the clock, the speedcapper will have to run through the synopsis of a game as fast as they can. The reviewer has a checklist of topics and things the speedcapper must cover in that time. In the end, we'll tally the score and see where the speedcapper finished. Nick and Josh will compete in speedcaps to determine who does a punishment after a set amount of speedcaps. Play along with the checklist -  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WASKgX3Mw3tkAsxw8aJ2dB_Nvin_BzIF/view?usp=sharing Check the final score - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bxCmiFgbI-p6Z_eGgaLaUGa9tWOQeJuB/view?usp=sharing Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
01:13:48
May 03, 2022
[Video Version] #019 - 2008 Q3: Josh's War with the Dandelions
The bros retrurn to full strength this week to geek out over Xbox's Summer of Arcade 2008 line-up and to find out why home ownership is just so darn hard. Nick also puts the twins to the test with a tough Summer of Arcade Quiz. Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
01:01:09
April 25, 2022
#019 - 2008 Q3: Josh's War with the Dandelions
The bros retrurn to full strength this week to geek out over Xbox's Summer of Arcade 2008 line-up and to find out why home ownership is just so darn hard. Nick also puts the twins to the test with a tough Summer of Arcade Quiz. Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
01:01:09
April 25, 2022
#018 - 2008 Q2/Speedcap - Mario Sucks at Baseball
Nick and Josh take on Q2 of 2008, without Jake this week. They’ll explore the cannibalistic tendencies of Nintendo, bad reboots, and a Snake doing the worm. Nick also steps it up for a Speedcap of 2008’s Dark Sector. Digital Extreme’s last stop before hopping on the Warframe super tanker. Basic Speedcap Rules With 20 minutes on the clock, the speedcapper will have to run through the synopsis of a game as fast as they can. The reviewer has a checklist of topics and things the speedcapper must cover in that time. In the end, we'll tally the score and see where the speedcapper finished. Nick and Josh will compete in speedcaps to determine who does a punishment after a set amount of speedcaps. Play along with the checklist -  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1677Cd01lsuKu-I32waf8m6ueuzfY2Q3x/view?usp=sharing Check Nick's final score - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PkUFcI08GAtGXoTFG80KsGmp9fhlTAt_/view?usp=sharing Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
01:18:34
April 11, 2022
#017 - 2008 Q1: Josh and the Magic Tecnicolor Shovelware
With 2008 we're rolling in some changes! Covering each year with two hours or less is a crime, we're now splitting years up into quarters. this week we cover January through March of 2008. Here comes the Shovelware of 2008 and Dark Sector. Jake also digs into the game from earlier in the year and quizzes nick and Josh for the right to pick next week's speedcap.  If you like what you hear, please consider heading over to Apple Podcasts and leaving a review! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
01:04:48
April 04, 2022
#016 - Speedcap - Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Basic Speedcap Rules With 20 minutes on the clock, the speedcapper will have to run through the synopsis of a game as fast as they can. The reviewer has a checklist of topics and things the speedcapper must cover in that time. In the end, we'll tally the score and see where the speedcapper finished. Nick and Josh will compete in speedcaps to determine who does a punishment after a set amount of speedcaps. The next punishment: TBD Josh takes on a dense Final Fantasy Speedcap. There's love, bbetrayal, and a rubric raccoon.  Play along with the checklist https://drive.google.com/file/d/1grjHynYt4qt_YArM0YXXvqqc_UmWQTC5/view?usp=sharing Check Josh's final score - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1q0HDZqgqWEhmgUvgr-Fda9chvv7kKeI7/view?usp=sharing Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
37:53
March 28, 2022
#015 - 2007: Finish the Jake
We've finally reached 2007! This week we explore the year that brought us Halo 3, Assassin's Creed, and Mass Effect. We also dabble in some March Madness and Sims Expansions. Nick and Jake also go head to head in a tough Halo 3 quiz.  If you like what you hear, please consider heading over to Apple Podcasts and leaving a review! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
01:48:34
March 21, 2022
#014 - Speedcap - Dead Rising
Basic Speedcap Rules With 20 minutes on the clock, the speedcapper will have to run through the synopsis of a game as fast as they can. The reviewer has a checklist of topics and things the speedcapper must cover in that time. In the end, we'll tally the score and see where the speedcapper finished. Nick and Josh will compete in speedcaps to determine who does a punishment after a set amount of speedcaps. The next punishment: TBD Jake's first Speedcap. Come cheery baby Jake on as he chops till he drops.  Play along with the checklist https://drive.google.com/file/d/117-x1Gjjh-zozU4rkcMqnOIueXPE98E1/view?usp=sharing Check Jake's final score - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1srEe_aO9_Z0c4rmG4-jMqGQltfUb8uom/view?usp=sharing Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
52:21
March 14, 2022
#013 - 2006: Boulevard of Broken Jakes
Holy F a third Coffman?! Welcome Jake into the fray, with the most chaotic evil intro you've ever heard. The bros explore a so-so 2006 while trying to get Jake to understand what a podcast is. Some highlights include Ape Escape 3, Hitman: Blood Money, and Gears of War.  If you like what you hear, please consider heading over to Apple Podcasts and leaving a review! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
02:10:26
March 07, 2022
#012 - Speedcap - Killer7
Basic Speedcap Rules With 20 minutes on the clock, the speedcapper will have to run through the synopsis of a game as fast as they can. The reviewer has a checklist of topics and things the speedcapper must cover in that time. In the end, we'll tally the score and see where the speedcapper finished. Nick and Josh will compete in speedcaps to determine who does a punishment after a set amount of speedcaps. The next punishment: TBD Josh tries to remember all the Killer in Killer7.  Play along with the checklist https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cUf_lDAwPfI65F8r7o_LkcAgTLAggWJV/view?usp=sharing Check Josh's final score - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WayEE4AalLQ9D3AT4f8GQw2-t9rE2_rq/view?usp=sharing Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
23:05
February 28, 2022
#011 - 2005: Just the Facts Josh
The brains get smooth in this one. Nick and Josh reflect on the weird as hell 2005 with RE4, God of War, and Killer7. Nick also fact-checks Josh a bunch on this one. Also, some cat and dog love in this one (check out the video version for all the lovins).  Josh's awesome Infernax review that is getting some attention. https://gamechronicles.com/infernax-review-pc/ If you like what you hear, please consider heading over to Apple Podcasts and leaving a review! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
01:43:55
February 21, 2022
#010 - Speedcap - Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Basic Speedcap Rules   With 20 minutes on the clock, the speedcapper will have to run through the synopsis of a game as fast as they can. The reviewer has a checklist of topics and things the speedcapper must cover in that time. In the end, we'll tally the score and see where the speedcapper finished. Nick and Josh will compete in speedcaps to determine who does a punishment after a set amount of speedcaps.    The next punishment: TBD   Celebrate the show reaching double-digit episodes! Nick gets saucy recapping MGS The Twin Snake and Josh gives ASMR a try in this one.    Play along with the checklist https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eZ87PByR_kR9dWE-rwmQiOPBZFZEYTIC/view?usp=sharing  Check Nick's final score - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_qvfxZySaUqsnm3gGLv7KxVCyXyDZ6fx/view?usp=sharing  Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
48:06
February 14, 2022
#009 - 2004: Josh's Sorry for 2004
Oh boy! This is a long one. Nick and Josh reflect on 2004, and we see just how many Mega Mans, Josh can sneak into the list. Also in this one, Nick shares his hottest Metroid take.   Play along in the Mega Man quiz here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UGUoaBA5rJX_5BVtrF7blAg7-d2QDkMl/view?usp=sharing  If you like what you hear, please consider heading over to Apple Podcasts and leaving a review! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...   Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
02:08:35
February 07, 2022
#008 - Speedcap - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Basic Speedcap Rules With 20 minutes on the clock, the speedcapper will have to run through the synopsis of a game as fast as they can. The reviewer has a checklist of topics and things the speedcapper must cover in that time. In the end, we'll tally the score and see where the speedcapper finished. Nick and Josh will compete in speedcaps to determine who does a punishment after a set amount of speedcaps. The next punishment: Winner's Choice Rounding out the next round of speedcaps, Josh rewinds time and tells us about 2003's Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. Play along with the checklist - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FX2w76AxcCh_oTwDSRnUX2_BKdtSyJ7G/view?usp=sharing Check Josh's final score - https://drive.google.com/file/d/12U55SxYg0wLu9dewBUXrj8MKQ4mnQwiK/view?usp=sharing Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
31:24
January 31, 2022
#007 - 2003: The Return of the Josh
The year was 2003, Return of the King was smashing box office records, Outkast was blaring Hey Ya!, and the Prince of Persia told all of us a tale in the Sands of Time. Play along in the Silent Hill 3 quiz here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gZ-uzyxrNXEQZpRr66yi-TJOmwvr8Duz/view?usp=sharing If you like what you hear, please consider heading over to Apple Podcasts and leaving a review! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smashing-game-time/id1598928914 Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
01:47:12
January 24, 2022
#006 - Speedcap - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Basic Speedcap Rules   With 20 minutes on the clock, the speedcapper will have to run through the synopsis of a game as fast as they can. The reviewer has a checklist of topics and things the speedcapper must cover in that time. In the end, we'll tally the score and see where the speedcapper finished. Nick and Josh will compete in speedcaps to determine who does a punishment after a set amount of speedcaps.    The next punishment: Winner's Choice   Peep the first show down here: https://youtu.be/RoyXvAld5Zo Starting off the next round of speedcaps, Nick recaps another Zelda for the ever picky Josh.    Play along with the checklist - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mnPMcAAfA6LvxTTcmZ8C7hmSd7RZce-k/view?usp=sharing  Check Nick's final score - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wsQgnUbyKOPyTRQf2TQxUWsdLT2ja2BA/view?usp=sharing  Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?ut...
35:47
January 17, 2022
#005 - 2002: Josh Dangles Nick Over a Balcony in This One
Josh and Nick recover from pickled beets while returning to the year of remakes, cell-shaded Zelda, and 3D Metroid. Josh also tries his best with Gen 3 Pokemon.  Play along in the Pokemon quiz here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IxhDVEKmj5vxFYHwF3u9w7hu68xnLcr7/view?usp=sharing If you like what you hear, please consider heading over to Apple Podcasts and leaving a review! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/smashing-game-time/id1598928914 Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
01:20:59
January 10, 2022
#004 - Speedcap - Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Basic Speedcap Rules   With 20 minutes on the clock, the speedcapper will have to run through the synopsis of a game as fast as they can. The reviewer has a checklist of topics and things the speedcapper must cover in that time. In the end, we'll tally the score and see where the speedcapper finished. Nick and Josh will compete in speedcaps to determine who does a punishment after a set amount of speedcaps. Josh tries to put his mash potatoes brains to rest and gives Nick the skinny on Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty   Play along with the checklist - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S91Ol_eMp3roUxffV9mkcuXiF_7Tez2i/view?usp=sharing  Check Josh's final score - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tQnrLiTZ2XmcG55dkT6X9fPsivbNUgJR/view?usp=sharing Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing The first punishment: Eating pickled beets while playing Beat Saber on stream.    Peep the first video in this show down here: https://youtu.be/RoyXvAld5Zo In the second Speedcap,  Josh tries to put his mash potatoes brains to rest and gives Nick the skinny on Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty   Play along with the checklist - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S91Ol_eMp3roUxffV9mkcuXiF_7Tez2i/view?usp=sharing  Check Josh's final score - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tQnrLiTZ2XmcG55dkT6X9fPsivbNUgJR/view?usp=sharing
37:53
January 03, 2022
#003 - Speedcap - Majora's Mask
Basic Speedcap Rules With 20 minutes on the clock, the speedcapper will have to run through the synopsis of a game as fast as they can. The reviewer has a checklist of topics and things the speedcapper must cover in that time. In the end, we'll tally the score and see where the speedcapper finished. Nick and Josh will compete in speedcaps to determine who does a punishment after a set amount of speedcaps.  The first punishment: Eating pickled beets while playing Beat Saber on stream.  In the first Speedcap, Nick tries to show his chops with Majora's Mask but is his knowledge enough to score high and put some pressure on Josh for the next speedcap. Play along with the checklist - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P0I79hMYVoSsqSw7ETdnAUw_ri46cNiU/view?usp=sharing Check Nick's final score - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uVV4a7XngWjjFs_KJFYkFT6QiXmKZc1l/view?usp=sharing Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
36:29
December 27, 2021
#002 - 2001: A Josh Odyssey
Josh and Nick go back to the year of Halo, Metal Gear Solid 2, and GTA III. They also discuss the major releases of the Gameboy Advanced, Gamecube, and Xbox. Nick also tests Josh's gen II Pokemon knowledge. Play along in the Pokemon quiz here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wL4FbFsHYS4bsfpg9q2AsrLDfeOGnXVZ/view?usp=sharing Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
01:44:40
December 20, 2021
#001 - Reviewing The Year 2000
In the first episode, Josh and Nick go back to the year of Diablo II, Spider-Man, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. They also discuss the staggered launch of the PlayStation 2, Nintendo selling 100-million Gameboys, and the formation of PopCap.   Thank you to Alex Marvin Clark for our opening theme Hunt Him Down. More of Alex’s work can be found here https://soundcloud.com/lizardbeach?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
01:56:19
December 06, 2021