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Conspiracy theories arise as we discuss the latest patch from Fortnite, the status of We Happy Few, Battleborn's free rotation and third Battleborn Day, and topics from the Nerdvana Live call-in show.  Don't forget to celebrate Battleborn Day and join us on Twitch and/or in-game for some fun times!

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We Tell you a Tale of the doom and gloom that recently befell several video game developers and try and ease your mind.  A different type of DOOM hits the Switch, it gets cold on the HORiZON, and Matt deals you in on a Hand of Fate.  Stick around for this news-packed, ominous episode!

This week's topics:

Fallen out of gaming? Just don't have the time? This is the podcast for you! Every other week, we'll be bringing you information and discussions on five topics from the world of gaming, so you can stay up-to-date and hold real conversations with your video-game-loving friends!

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There's something lurking in the swamp this week as we discuss bushes in Fortnite, being non-violent in We Happy Few, microtransactions still making their presence known, and we answer a Mailbag question from our most excellent listener.  Tune in as Matt secretly pulls out his Golden Mask of Optimism and Eric replaces his ghostly future with one worthy of a comic book series.

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We've got not one, but TWO special guests!  First up, it's Gearbox Software VFX artist extraordinaire, Ash Lyons!  Join us as we learn all about his job at Gearbox, where he's worked beforehand, and the happy accident that launched his VFX studies in the first place!  We've also got Danie in the house to help us sift through the details from the latest Compulsion Games and Gearbox Publishing blogs, news on a streaming call-in show featuring Randy Pitchford, some Fortnite patch notes, and the Battleborn free rotation!

Update #1:  Fixed a couple audio issues at the tail-end of the podcast concerning dead air and echoes.

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The spookiness continues for the THiRD SHiFT Network.  Nazis, Wrestlers, and small men with red hats, OH MY!  Find out which games made Young Matt and Young Eric wet themselves with yet another zany episode of IG2G!

Make sure to join in our #Inktober2017 #TalentedTuesday art competition by submitting art with the following prompts for the following dates:
October 3 - Poison; October 17 - Graceful; and October 31 - Mask.

This week's topics:

  • Top 5 Releases:

    • WWE 2K18
    • Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth
    • Assassin's Creed Origins
    • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Matt's Indie Game Showcase
    • A Mortician's Tale
    • Papers, Please
    • Something Something Soup Something
    • Moon Hunters
    • Disco Bear
    • Doki Doki Literature Club
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Amazing Eternals & Decksplash
  • The Collapse Of Visceral's Ambitious Star Wars Game
  • Matt & Eric's Most Scare-Inducing Games
    • Metal Gear Solid
    • Dead Space
    • Silent Hill
    • Silent Hill 2

Fallen out of gaming? Just don't have the time? This is the podcast for you! Every other week, we'll be bringing you information and discussions on five topics from the world of gaming, so you can stay up-to-date and hold real conversations with your video-game-loving friends!

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It's that time of year again!  Prepare yourselves for another spooky Halloween episode, packed with updates from Hello Neighbor, We Happy Few, and Fortnite.  And finally learn the story behind the importance of five-star ratings! 

Make sure to join in our #Inktober2017 #TalentedTuesday art competition by submitting art with the following prompts for the following dates:
October 3 - Poison; October 17 - Graceful; and October 31 - Mask.

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TiME CRiSiS!  Burned out from working around the clock for days on end, can your intrepid THiRD SHiFT hosts not only find the time to do a show, but manage to squeeze it in during Matt's lunch break?!  Desperate times call for desperate measures on this week's exciting episode!

Make sure to join in our #Inktober2017 #TalentedTuesday art competition by submitting art with the following prompts for the following dates:
October 3 - Poison; October 17 - Graceful; and October 31 - Mask.

October 17, 2017

Bloopers #2 [Censored]

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Technology has sabotaged this week's episode of IG2G, so we bring you the clean-cut version of a Patreon Exclusive Blooper Reel #2.  To hear the raw version of #2 and new Bloopers #3, head on over to Patreon and drop a buck in the tip jar!  Thank you so much for listening and we'll be back on 10/20/17 with a new episode of THiRD SHiFT!

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Let me tell you something, Mean Gene--this week we've got more topics than you can shake a Kendo Stick at!  Not only can you spend your Beer Money on a Gearbox-heavy Humble Bundle, but soon you'll be hiding behind Tables, Ladders, & Chairs in Hello Neighbor!  We've also got some Raw Talk about what's Broken™ in Fortnite's Horde Bash mode, and what they're doing to lay the SmackDown on cheaters in Battle Royale!  Prepare your earholes for a GLORIOUS episode of THiRD SHiFT!

Drop a Bionic Elbow on that Subscribe button so you don't miss our NeXT episode, and give us a Five Star Frog Splash on iTunes!  Help us live the Million Dollar Dream by donating to our Patreon!  Download our episodes and take them on your next Eight Second Ride--whether you're traveling to Kinshasa or Dudleyville, you'll never face the Wrath of the Gods with THiRD SHiFT by your side.

I could go All Night Long with these wrestling references!  (Interested in pro wrestling?  Check out To The Matt!)

Make sure to join in our #Inktober2017 #TalentedTuesday art competition by submitting art with the following prompts for the following dates:
October 3 - Poison; October 17 - Graceful; and October 31 - Mask.

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It's been a long, long Quarter End week, and the guys are on the verge of a breakdown!  Can they hold it together long enough to bring you the latest news from Gearbox Publishing and Fortnite, or will the show fall apart and devolve into nonsense?  There's only one way to find out!

Make sure to join in our #Inktober2017 #TalentedTuesday art competition by submitting art with the following prompts for the following dates:  October 3 - Poison; October 17 - Graceful; and October 31 - Mask.

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