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Video games: They’re serious business! Except when they’re not serious at all. Each week on Triple Click, video game experts Kirk Hamilton, Maddy Myers, and Jason Schreier journey into the fascinating world of games. They’ll explore hot topics in video game news and culture, answer burning listener questions, debate the pros and cons of the biggest new games, and replay old classics together.
 
Maddy Myers and Ryan Pagella review and break down the queer subtext of every X-Men cartoon/tv show/movie/game/book EVER. And maybe date Wolverine. E-Mail: themutantages@gmail.com Discord server: https://discordapp.com/invite/VJ5P5ZH Voicemail: (508) 319-1668 P.O. Box 3344, Natick MA 01760
 
A Disney+ Podcast. Every week Garrett Martin welcomes a new guest who picks one show or movie from Disney+, and, uh, they talk about it. Expect comedians, critics, theme park experts, musicians, and more, every week, talking about whatever they choose from Disney's massive library.
 
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X-Men Evolution brings us an entire episode focused on the Brotherhood, and we can't help but sympathize with the "bad guys" once again. These poor kids just need somebody to take care of them, and with Mystique and Magneto having died in the previous episode, they're resorting to a life of scamming people to get money. Xavier is a dick about it, a…
 
The year's only started but it's already full of GAMING NEWS! Join Jason, Maddy, and Kirk for a breakdown of this year's biggest headlines: Take-Two buying Zynga, E3 essentially dying, and the trials and tribulations of BioShock director Ken Levine. Plus: a cool new mystery show and the return of Jason's NFL stories! One More Thing: Kirk: Only Murd…
 
Comedians Sarah Tollemache and Erik Bergstrom join Zac Amico to celebrate the life and work of Betty White with a viewing of “Lake Placid,” a 1999 movie directed by Steve Miner where three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine. Air Date: 01/07/22 Support our sponsors! Visit BlueChew.com and u…
 
Wait a second... Maddy and Ryan think Apocalypse is kinda badass? X-Men Evolution achieves the unthinkable in its season 4 premiere episode, which also includes some very dark scenes about Rogue, Kurt, and their relationship to Mystique. Two characters in this episode die, but they both come back later. That doesn't make their deaths any less affec…
 
It's time! Kirk, Jason, and Maddy revisit their predictions for 2021, determine who won the big bet (and what game they'll all play this year), and then lay down some predictions for 2022. One More Thing: Kirk: The Frustration of Wanting to Play Cyberpunk 2077 Maddy: Wordle Jason: Final Fantasy XIV Links: Support Triple Click: http://maximumfun.org…
 
Comedians Andy Malafarina and Nate Marshall from Panties in the Mouth Podcast join Zac Amico for a viewing of the 1980 thriller “Terror Train” (directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starring Jamie Lee Curtis and David Copperfield) where six college students responsible for a prank gone terribly awry are targeted by a masked killer at a New Year's Eve …
 
As we all say farewell (and good riddance) to 2021, it's time to go through the BEST games of the year!!! Kirk, Maddy, and Jason each break down their ten (or more) favorites, from Metroid Dread to The Great Ace Attorney. KIRK'S LIST: Returnal Hitman 3 Deathloop Inscryption Wildermyth Halo Infinite Death’s Door Metroid Dread Psychonauts 2 Monster H…
 
Finally, a decent live-action X-Men movie! Maddy, Ryan, and Todd all watched The Wolverine (2013), which is a solo Logan action movie that isn't as horrible as X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and is a lot more free-wheeling and fun than Logan (2017). We get to see Hugh Jackman's naked butt, but the real draw of this movie is actually Rila Fukushima…
 
The Triple Click Trio discuss the entirety of the Half-Life story so far. Back in September, Maddy, Jason, and Kirk recorded a spoilercast about the entirety of Half-Life 2. Here in December, they're taking this week off for the holidays, so they decided to drop this bonus episode in the feed. As always, if you'd like to become a Maximum Fun member…
 
It's Halo time! Maddy, Kirk, and Jason dive into Halo Infinite, the new game from Microsoft and 343 Industries. They talk about the story (bleh) and the grappling hook (yesssss) then get into the game's rocky development, the very fun open world, and the truth behind Cortana. Plus: Succession season 3 talk! One More Thing: Kirk: The Matrix Awakens …
 
Comedians Maddy Smith and Gordon Baker Bone join Zac Amico for a viewing of the 1989 French thriller “Deadly Games” directed by René Manzor, where an intelligent and resourceful child is left alone with his beloved and fragile granddad on Christmas Eve when a psychopath dressed as Santa Claus breaks into their mansion. Air Date: 12/10/21 Support ou…
 
Maddy and Ryan dive into the Mutant Ages listener mailbag this week to answer questions about which X-Men villains and heroes they'd allow to crash their birthday every year, which contemporary songs and TV shows the X-Men Evolution characters would be into, and whether Scott Summers smokes weed or not.Next episode: The Wolverine (2013)Visit our ST…
 
It's the most trailer-filled time of the year, when Santa Keighley slides down our internet-chimneys to hastily deliver some awards in between ads for upcoming games. Jason, Maddy, and Kirk go over the history of The Game Awards, discuss the controversies surrounding this year's event, and of course, gripe about the games they wish had gotten more …
 
Comedians Chris Faga and LeMaire Lee join Zac Amico for a viewing of “Homie Spumoni,” a 2006 American comedy film directed by Mike Cerrone where a man (Donald Faison) raised in an Italian-American family experiences culture shock when he meets his biological parents (Whoopi Goldberg & Paul Mooney). Air Date: 12/03/21 Support our sponsors! Visit Blu…
 
This week we're going through the Game Awards nominations....and more or less tearing them apart. Listen to hear us go through the award categories and give our two cents about who we think will win, who we think should win, and which games the Game Awards snubbed entirely. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Noti…
 
Come join Maddy, Kirk, and Jason for a battle to the death staged by a foul-mouthed, adorable talking bear. That's right — it's time to talk Danganronpa. What's the deal with this popular series of killing games? Why is it so popular? And what do you have to know ahead of the Switch release this week? One More Thing: Kirk: Arcane Maddy: Last Podcas…
 
Comedians Chris O’Connor & Paco join Zac Amico to celebrate the season with a viewing of “Thankskilling,” a 2008 American horror comedy film written and directed by Jordan Downey where a homicidal turkey axes off college kids during Thanksgiving break. Air Date: 11/26/21 Support our sponsors! Visit BlueChew.com and use promo code MIDNIGHT to receiv…
 
Apocalypse is back, to Ryan and Maddy's dismay. Our suffering is your entertainment in "Dark Horizon, Part 2" which is an episode of X-Men Evolution that no one should watch. We devote plenty of time to the X-Men 97 news, as well. You knew we were gonna be pumped about that one!Next episode: Listener mail!Visit our STORE: teespring.com/stores/the-m…
 
This week the crew is giving thanks...and talking games, of course. First, we kick things off with a discussion about the most recent gaming news (including what's going on at Activision Blizzard), then we give our honest reviews on the PS5 and Xbox Series X and S consoles. And finally, we each share what we're thankful for this year—both in terms …
 
Happy Thanksgiving! If you're celebrating, grab yourself a turkey drumstick and listen to Kirk, Maddy, and Jason talk gaming news. From the ongoing Activision Blizzard crisis to the inexplicable rise of NFTs, it sure has been a weird fall in the video game world. This week, the gang talks about those and other big headlines, like the new consoles a…
 
Comedians Lawrence DeLoach & Sonia Z join Zac Amico to watch “Motel Hell,” a 1980 slasher where a seemingly friendly farmer and his sister kidnap unsuspecting travelers and bury them alive, using them to create the "special meat" they are famous for. Air Date: 11/19/21 Support our sponsors! Visit BlueChew.com and use promo code MIDNIGHT to receive …
 
This week, in honor of the release of Halo Infinite, we're taking a deep dive into the series as a whole. First, we kick things off with a little In The Headlines discussion, then we talk about the 20th anniversary of Halo, our thoughts on Halo Infinite, and how the game has changed over time. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and Cal…
 
Maddy, Kirk, and Jason go over this week's explosive Activision Blizzard allegations, then talk about the new Marvel game from Eidos Montreal, Guardians of the Galaxy. What works and doesn't work? Are the rough edges too distracting? And are we all suffering from Marvel fatigue? One More Thing: Kirk: Beverly Hills Cop 2 Maddy: Nancy Drew: Mystery a…
 
Comedians Dave Temple and Derek Gaines join Zac Amico to watch Pieces, a 1982 slasher directed by Juan Piquer Simón where the co-eds of a Boston college campus are targeted by a mysterious killer who is creating a human jigsaw puzzle from their body parts. Air Date: 11/12/21 FOLLOW THE SHOW! Zac Amico Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zacisnotfu…
 
Maddy and Ryan review the first half of X-Men Evolution's two-part finale for season three, and unfortunately, it was not good. We still manage to have a very good time talking about it, though. Enjoy us losing our minds as we discuss the awakening of Apocalypse, Toad getting milk in his eyes, and the Sphinx.Next episode: "Dark Horizon - Part 2," X…
 
In honor of the launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise, we're diving deep into the many iterations of the beloved game. First, we kick things off with a recap of what's new in the Happy Home Paradise DLC, then we discuss and rank the best and worst versions of Animal Crossing. And finally, we round things out with a brief dis…
 
Comedians Robbie Goodwin, Dalton Pruitt, and Joe Gorman from The Loud Boys Podcast join Zac Amico on Halloween night for a very special LIVE Episode of Zac Amico’s Midnight Spookshow from The Stand Comedy Club! The guys watch Hack-O-Lantern, a 1988 film directed by Jag Mundhra where a kindly old grandfather is actually the leader of a murderous sat…
 
This week we're joined by Kotaku Staff Writer Isaiah Colbert and are diving deep into Grand Theft Auto as the remaster trilogy is due out soon. First, we kick things off with a discussion on recent video game news, then we look back at GTA and our own experiences with it. Finally, we talk about the games we've been playing and recommend. See Privac…
 
Ever play a game that feels a whole lot like an older game? What's the DEAL with that? This week, Jason, Maddy, and Kirk talk about spiritual successors, from Bloodstained (Castlevania) to Mighty No. 9 (Mega Man) and oh so much more. What are the different kinds of spiritual successors? Why are they so common in games? And why is Jason so excited f…
 
Comedians Napoleon Emill and Julio Diaz join Zac Amico to celebrate the spooky season with a viewing of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers! Directed by Dwight H. Little and starring Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur, and more– the film takes place ten years after the original massacre, when the invalid Michael Myers awakens …
 
Amara and Tabitha finally consummate their relationship in "Cruise Control," a summer vacation episode of X-Men Evolution that aired out of order. We threw it in before the season finale, although technically we should have watched it before "X-23". We'd love to go on a tropical cruise just like the X-kids in this episode, although of course Boom-B…
 
In honor of the spooky season, we're talking spooky games this week on Splitscreen. First, we kick things off by naming the games that are too scary for us to play. Then, we give our best scary game recommendations. And finally, we finish things off by recounting our own dorky (I mean amazing) costumes of yesteryear. See Privacy Policy at https://a…
 
Why do video game reviews often feel rushed? What's the deal with drug trips in video games? And what are some good JRPGs for beginners? This week, Jason, Kirk, and Maddy answer some of YOUR Burning Questions on all that and more. One More Thing: Kirk: Death Stranding Director’s Cut Maddy: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Jason: ElecHead Links: Meg…
 
Comedians Kim Congdon (Broad Topix) and Lev Fer (The Lev Fer Show) join Zac Amico to watch fan selected movie to celebrate Halloween! “The Dog Who Saved Halloween,” is a 2011 TV Movie where a talking dog (Joey Lawrence) encounters a haunted house, a creepy neighbor (Lance Henriksen) and a scary canine (Mayim Bialik)! Even with the awesome cameo, we…
 
This week we're diving into the intense (and sometimes scary) world of gaming fandoms. First, we discuss how gaming fandoms have evolved over the years, and give our hot takes on some of the biggest fandoms out there. Then, we dive into the dark underbelly of gaming fandoms. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Not…
 
A new Metroid game is here, and by golly, it rules. Maddy, Jason, and Kirk put on their Varian Suits and take a deep dive into Samus Aran's latest adventure, Metroid Dread, which came out earlier this month for Nintendo Switch. They talk about the game's relentless pacing, the brilliant controls, and the endless stream of power-ups. They discuss th…
 
Comedians Josh Adam Meyers (The 500/ The Goddamn Comedy Jam) and Allie Mae join Zac Amico to watch Rock’N’Roll Nightmare, a 1987 direct-to-video horror film directed by John Fasano. The film (Starring Cindy Cirile, Jesse D'Angelo, Chris Finkel, & Jon Mikl Thor) tells the story of a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, where a hopeful hair-metal band…
 
We've finally reached one of Maddy's favorite episodes (and favorite characters) in "X-23," a spotlight on the teen girl clone of Wolverine who was first introduced on this show and was later introduced to the comics as well. Ryan and Maddy analyze this episode's introduction to the character and then her comic book counterpart, and why we think th…
 
This week we're diving into MMOs and talking about Amazon's New World. First, Lisa Marie challenges us on what actually defines and MMO as we discuss our first experiences with MMOs. Then, Fahey takes us through New World, and we round out with Fahey professing why MMOs have a special place in his heart. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/priv…
 
What's a video game? Let's explain! On this very special episode of Triple Click, produced as part of Maximum Fun's Block Party, hosts Kirk Hamilton, Jason Schreier, and Maddy Myers give you a beginner's guide to gaming: the good, the bad, and the pixelated. First, a few definitions of what a "video game" actually is. Then, some recommendations for…
 
Comedians Tim Butterly (Dad Meat Podcast) and Brian Six (Ya F#cked It Podcast) join Zac Amico to watch Sledgehammer, a 1983 slasher film written and directed by David A. Prior. The film (Starring Ted Prior, Linda McGill, & John Eastman) tells the story of a young boy who murdered his mother and her lover with a sledgehammer. Ten years after the mur…
 
This week we're talking Super Smash Bros and we're joined by none other than Kotaku's resident fighting game expert, Ian Walker. First, we kick things off with a conversation about the history of the famous brawl game and our own experiences with it. Then, Ian leads us in a conversation on the recent revelations of Smash as well as the journey to t…
 
Why is Diablo one of the best-selling series of all time? Just what makes Blizzard's action-RPGs so devilishly appealing? Kirk, Maddy, and Jason break down the iconic franchise and talk about why it's good -- and why it might be pretty bad. They talk about the addictive properties of loot hunting, how the games have evolved over the years, and whet…
 
Comedians Torrey Huggins & Lauryn Petrie join Zac this week to watch The Autopsy of Jane Doe, a 2016 supernatural horror film directed by André Øvredal. It stars Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox as father-and-son coroners who experience supernatural phenomena while examining the body of an unidentified woman (played by Olwen Kelly). Go to https://podcast…
 
Finally, X-Men Evolution gives us a fun episode full of homoerotic undertones and overtones. Ryan and Maddy laugh their way through this recap of "Under Lock and Key," in which Mesmero returns and tries to steal some keys to bring back Apocalypse, and also Warren Worthington is here to flirt with Gambit and inspire Bobby to come out of the closet. …
 
This week we're joined by Kotaku staff writer Isaiah Colbert and are talking about all things Nintendo Direct—our highlights and irritations from the most recent event, the history of the event, and the culture and fandom surrounding it. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-no…
 
Comedians Mike Vecchione & Mike Figs join Zac this week for a frenzied and frightening affair with fish as female P.I. Maggie McKeown (Heather Menzies-Urich) and local alcoholic divorcee Paul Grogan (Bradford Dillman) get to the bottom of things, starting with a pool full of razor-toothed piranha engineered by the military. It's all downstream from…
 
We're back this week with guest host Renata Price who's filling in for Fahey as he gets better (we miss you, Fahey!). And this week we're discussing time loops via Deathloop of course. First, we kick things off with our honest reviews of Deathloop. Then, we discuss other games with unexpected time loop mechanics. And finally, we end with a list of …
 
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