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October 14, 2019
Oscar Montoya (Spanish Aqui Presents, Bless the Harts) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the survival horror throwback, Back in 1995. They discuss the concept of nostalgia, the idea of the game as an art piece, and more. Plus, the debut of a new segment: The Bestiary.     This episode is sponsored by HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com/played80 code: PLAYED80)
October 7, 2019
Matt Gourley (Superego, In Voorhees We Trust with Gourley and Rust) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the NES movie tie-in game, Friday the 13th. They talk about how different the game is from the movie, fan adaptations, and more. Plus a new feature and the return of VO Theater!   This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED), Upstart (www.upstart.com/played), and Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com/played80).
October 1, 2019
Nick and Heather take a second to talk about their friends Sean Clements and Hayes Davenport of the medium popular podcast Hollywood Handbook. Find Hollywood Handbook in your podcast app and subscribe! https://h.earwolf.com/theboys
September 30, 2019
Lindsay Katai and Kelly Nugent (Teen Creeps) join Nick and Heather to discuss the text based adventure game, Zork. They talk about the imagination required for a text adventure, sassy replies from the game, strategy guides, and more! Plus, the debut of a new segment: Fan Theory or Canon.
September 23, 2019
Mark Rennie (Two Old Queens, Gay of Thrones) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the 4th installment of the Mass Effect series, Mass Effect: Andromeda. They talk day one glitches, being bored in space, character customization and more!   This episode is brought to you by Square Roots: The Classic RPG Podcast, Candid Co (www.candidco.com/PLAYED), and Blue Chew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED).
September 16, 2019
Colton Dunn (Voyage to the Stars, Superstore) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the repeatedly delayed first person shooter game Duke Nukem Forever. They talk about Duke’s dated sense of humor, gaming with children, and more!   This episode is brought to yo by Upstart (www.upstart.com/played).
September 9, 2019
Jon Gabrus (Action Boys, High and Mighty) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the Sega Dreamcast virtual pet simulator, Seaman. They talk about the innovative tech the game utilizes, Leonard Nimoy’s narration and they speak to the Seaman himself!     This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED).
September 2, 2019
Jesse Farrar, Stefan Heck, and Rob Whisman (The Go Off Kings) join Nick and Heather to discuss the N64 RPG Quest 64. They talk about annoying encounter rates, awesome video game soundtracks, character names and more! This episode is brought to you by Tool, Hello Fresh (www.hellofresh.com/played80 code: PLAYED80), and MyBookie (www.mybookie.AG code; PLAYED).
August 26, 2019
Eva Anderson (Briarpatch, You’re The Worst) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the horny point and click adventure game, Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded. They talk about the series’ history, Al Lowe’s Humor Site, and more!   This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED) and World of Warcraft Classic (www.wowclassic.com/howdidthisgetplayed).
August 19, 2019
Arin Hanson aka Egoraptor (Game Grumps) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the run and gun/racing game Techno Cop. They talk about best songs of the 16 bit era, exploding bad guys, and more!   This episode is brought to you by Indeed Prime (www.indeedprime.com/PLAYED), UpStart (www.upstart.com/PLAYED), World of Warcraft Classic (www.wowclassic.com/howdidthisgetplayed), and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
August 12, 2019
Christine Nangle (The Break with Michelle Wolf) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the controversial 90s FMV game, Night Trap. They talk about sleepovers, how the game’s controversial nature lead to a US Senate hearing, real ghosts and more! This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED).
August 5, 2019
Sean Clements (Hollywood Handbook, The Flagrant Ones) joins Nick and Heather to discuss mobile game Series: Your Story Universe: Vanderpump Rules. They talk about reality TV, Lisa Vanderpump and her horny restaurants, and more! This episode is brought to you by Indeed Prime (www.indeedprime.com/PLAYED).
July 29, 2019
Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna (Off Book) join Nick and Heather to discuss the arcade and Sega Genesis title Michael Jackson's Moonwalker. They discuss the controversial nature of the game, who is famous enough to have their own video game today, and Heather has a new quiz! This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED).
July 22, 2019
Ify Nwadiwe (Nerdificent, Candy Dinner) joins Nick and Heather to discuss one of the worst games to be released on the Nintendo Switch so far, Vroom in the Night Sky. They talk bad driving games, the insane unlockables in the game, and the debut of a new segment: VO Theater. This episode is brought to you by Indeed Prime (www.indeedprime.com/PLAYED) and UpStart (www.upstart.com/PLAYED).
July 15, 2019
Adal Rifai, Arnie Niekamp and Matt Young (Hello From the Magic Tavern) join Nick and Heather to discuss Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair trilogy (Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 2 and Space Ace). They talk about the genesis of quick time events, horny animators, and more! This episode is brought to you by BlueChew (www.bluechew.com code: PLAYED).
July 8, 2019
Mano Agapion and Betsy Sodaro (We Love Trash) join Nick and Heather to discuss the strange bird dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend. They break down the different paths they went down to try to romance the birds, whether or not visual novels are games, and Heather has a quiz! This episode is brought to you by Indeed Prime (www.indeedprime.com/PLAYED).
July 1, 2019
Adam Conover (Factually) joins Nick and Heather to discuss the terrible Superman 64, the insane in-game logic, Superman's intelligence and more!
June 24, 2019
Jordan Morris ("Jordan, Jesse, Go!", "Bubble") joins Nick and Heather on the very first How Did This Get Played to discuss the 2006 reboot of Sonic The Hedgehog, Sonic 06. They talk about it's many departures from a mainline Sonic game, the creepy romance between Sonic and a human woman, strange voice acting, the sexiness of Rouge the Bat and more! This episode is brought to you by Upstart (www.upstart.com/PLAYED), Away (www.awaytravel.com/played code: PLAYED), and Indeed Prime (www.indeedprime.com/PLAYED).
May 31, 2019
Heather Anne Campbell (The Twilight Zone, Whose Line is it Anyway?) and Nick Wiger (Doughboys, I Love You America) love video games. Together, they are playing the very worst and weirdest games ever made with their funniest friends to get down to this fundamental question: How Did This Get Played? Coming to Earwolf June 24th.
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