Every year, in anticipation of the Academy Awards, Steff and I make the effort to watch every movie nominated for best picture. I’m far from the target audience for Oscar bait, but it’s an opportunity for us to bond over her love of movies. Along the way, this journey has exposed me to some of my favourite films in recent memory, such as La La Land, Whiplash, and Mad Max: Fury Road to name a few.
As we wrap up the 2018 crop of best picture nominees, it got me thinking. Would I consider taking the approach of playing every major game of the year contender?
And the winner is…! Mat, Jon, Kris, Rachel, Jason, and I share our game of the year picks! We also talk about the games we’ve been playing, which include Gris, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Cattails, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider! Also, the pairs of siblings battle it out for the Boss Rush tag team titles in a hilarious game that tests their respective bonds to one another!
As a bonus, here’s Jason’s full video with his Game of the Year pick, honourable mentions, and his pick for 2018 game of 2019!
Kris & Rachel – www.doublexjump.com
Mat – www.biffbampop.com
Jon – @hotfiya
Jason – www.downstab.com
Final episode of the year! The crew is gearing up for the holidays while also trading stories about audience fails at sporting events. In terms of games, we cover Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, Fallout 76, Red Dead Redemption 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and Celeste! Also, a surprise guest joins the crew for our latest game show! Who will take the belt into 2019 with them?
Thank you to everyone whose tuned in for supporting Boss Rush! We’re excited to pick things back up in the new year with our Game of the Year spectacular!
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We’re back from Extra Life! Having recovered from our 26-hour gaming marathon, we discuss Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76, Tetris Effect, Mario Odyssey, and Into the Breach! We also review the nominees for the 2018 Game Awards!
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