Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year to the End of Time!


As we look back on 2015 and forward to the new year, what better way to celebrate than by playing a game with a character named Janus?

After Thanksgiving and Christmas, I wanted to marathon a game that would really challenge my endurance for New Year's and my birthday. Chrono Trigger is one of my very favorites, and while I know it well—even going so far as to record every ending to VHS when I was a kid—I've never attempted to beat it in a single sitting, or even come close accidentally.

So, New Year's Eve at 4pm ET, I will sit down and attempt to do just that. Straight through, no stopping, from start to finish. I'll even try to stick through all the endgame sidequests.

There'll be some friends dropping by over the course of the stream, and I hope to see y'all join us in the chat!

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Final Fantasy II - Imperial Foray

Last time, I wound up spending the whole show grinding in preparation for the next part of the game...whoops. However, after the show ended, I continued until I was ready to proceed! So this time, we shall proceed to...the Empire's Coliseum, I think? I'm flying without Daniel to guide me tonight, so my sense of direction may prove faulty.

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET as I continue Final Fantasy II!

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

A New Holiday Tradition?


Like last year, more holidays than Thanksgiving are landing on a Thursday! And since last year's Thanksgiving stream of Secret of Evermore developed into something more across Christmas and New Year's Day (eventually becoming Thursday Throne), I think I'd like to do something similar this year.

This Thanksgiving, I marathoned a game: Illusion of Gaia. One that I knew would take me a while, but I was confident I could clear in a single sitting. For Christmas Eve, I'm upping the ante by bringing you two games (albeit shorter ones), back-to-back! From start-to-finish and start-to-finish, I'll be playing Sam & Max Hit the Road, followed by Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle!

Then next week...I'm really going to challenge myself.

Tune in today at 4pm ET, and don't miss a moment of these brilliant comedy adventures!


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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Final Fantasy II - Wyvern Incubator


Last time, we placed the last wyvern egg into the springs beneath Dist Cave so it would stay safe until it was ready to hatch. Not quite sure where to go from here, but I'll figure it out.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Final Fantasy II!

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Thursday Throne - Undertale - Session 5


Last week, we beat [spoilers]. Tonight, we get the True Pacifist ending! I'm excited.

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET for more Undertale!

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Monaco - Session 3


We've finally got the gang back together! After 3½ months, we're gonna be a bit rusty, but hopefully, it won't take long for us to get into the swing of things.

Join us for the heist hijinks tonight at 9pm ET as we return to Monaco!

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thursday Throne - Undertale - Session 4


At the end of last week, I thought I might be right at the ending. Reflecting on it further, I'm thinking this has got to be one of those "nope, fooled you, the game keeps going" situations. But we'll see how it proceeds.

Tune in tonight at 9pm for more Undertale!

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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Final Fantasy II - Where Was I, Again...?

So, it's been about 4 months since the last time I played this...I don't remember exactly what happened last session. I'll be sure and refresh myself on that before we actually start tonight, though.

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Final Fantasy II!

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Thursday Throne - Undertale - Session 3


The last thing I remember from our last session is gruelling combat with Undyne. I wonder what tonight holds in store...

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Undertale!

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Stone of Graves - The Crooked Man - Session 3


Okay, so I didn't finish it ahead of Thanksgiving like I thought I would. But I will finish it before December!

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET for the conclusion of The Crooked Man! For real this time.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

So, I just had an insane idea.


I'm going to marathon Illusion of Gaia for Thanksgiving. I'm even going to try to 100% it without a guide. I know it's a little late in the day for this, but I don't have anywhere to be until Monday, so screw it. :P

I'll be starting as soon as I get everything set up, so tune in and get ready!

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Stone of Graves - The Crooked Man - Session 2


On Halloween, since we finished Yume Nikki with plenty of time to spare, we moved on to The Crooked Man — a game which, while less eerie and unsettling, is more tense and scary. So far, our protagonist has moved into a new apartment, where strange things began happening, leading him to try and track down its previous tenant. His search brought him to an old, abandoned hotel, where he met a girl who seemed much like himself, and a monstrous man with a stretched, broken neck. After several encounters, he stopped running, and with some effort, dispatched the threat. He and the girl went their separate ways, and he continued following the trail to an abandoned...school, I think? Maybe college? That's where we'll proceed from tonight, and hopefully finish.

That's right — we're going to be wrapping up Stone of Graves before Thanksgiving. I don't think we've ever managed to do that.

Join us for the spookytimes tonight at 9pm ET!

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday Throne - Undertale - Session 2


Last time, we dated a skeleton. What could be in store tonight?

Join us tonight at 9pm ET for more Undertale!

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thursday Throne - Undertale


The friendly RPG where nobody has to die.

It's been a long time since I played a game this soon after it came out. But since it was made by friend and former Radio PSI DJ Radiation, I had to squeeze this in sooner.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we begin Undertale!

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Stone of Graves - Ib - Session 1.5


Previously on Stone of Graves, it only took us ⅔ of the show to complete Schuld, so we continued with Ib. We, of course, didn't finish the game in that time, so tonight we will be continuing.

So join us at 9pm ET as we journey through a haunted art gallery!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thursday Throne - Stuuuuff?

I've got no plan for tonight. Whoops!

Maybe I'll give Assassin's Creed another shot, see if the driver situation's gotten any better. If that doesn't pan out, uh...I'll figure something out.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET! It'll probably be fun regardless. :D

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Stone of Graves - Yume Nikki - Session 3


Happy Halloween, everybody! We continue the holiday celebration tonight on Stone of Graves, and hopefully complete Yume Nikki. That probably won't take the whole time, though, so we'll see what we play after that. Gonna try to make it something just as creepy.

Join us at 9pm ET for the spoopytimes!

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thursday Throne - Quack!


Clandestine Duck Approach

I mean


DUCK GAME!

Probably.

Catch it tonight at 9pm ET!

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Stone of Graves - Yume Nikki - Session 2


We venture back into the dreams of a hikikomori tonight. What strange and disturbing sights await us...?

Stone of Graves takes the early slot tonight! Cyan's got a special event at 9, so y'all should totally show up for that, too. But that means we'll begin Yume Nikki at 6pm ET tonight! Don't miss it!

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday Throne - Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows - Session 3

We have nearly all the essences we need! ...but Mona has left us, thinking Plague Knight is unfaithful. How can we regain her trust? And can we capture Propellor Knight's essence?

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Shovel Knight and find out!

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Stone of Graves - Schuld - Session 1


Stone of Graves continues tonight with Schuld! I actually know very little about this game, aside from the fact that, like Yume Nikki, it's an indie horror game made in RPGMaker. So spooky times ahead!

So please, join us tonight at 9pm ET for a good scare. Mwahaha.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thursday Throne - Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows - Session 2




I'd forgotten about this! So we followed up Shovel Knight with its DLC adventure, Plague of Shadows. The stages are the same, but it plays very differently! I'm no good, but Steve's got a good handle on it, so we're not stuck.

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET as we continue this alchemical adventure!

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Stone of Graves - Yume Nikki - Session 1


It's that time of year again...Halloween approaches, and it's time for us to return to the Stone of Graves! Tonight, we kick things off with Yume Nikki, in which we traverse the nightmares of a young girl.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET for all the spookytimes!

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Shovel Knight - Finale, followed by something else


This should not take very long to beat tonight. Still need to decide on what we're doing after, though...

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we complete Shovel Knight, and continue with a different game!

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Final Fantasy XI - Ineffective Disguises


Last time, what's-her-face tried to sneak out of the palace in a really terrible disguise. Things didn't go so well.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urghan!

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thursday Throne - Shovel Knight - Session ???

I don't know how to number this post. We've spent two half-weeks on this game due to technical difficulties with Assassin's Creed. Maybe a little time will be enough to allow those driver issues to get smoothed over....


But until then, Shovel Knight gets the spotlight! This retro-styled platformer plays like DuckTales with a dash of Mega Man, and Super Mario Bros. 3's overworld thrown in for good measure. In the past couple weeks, we've managed to play as far as the Lost City, and tonight, we'll proceed from there.

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET!

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed - Session 4 (for real this time)

Well, last week was completely ruined by video driver crashing. So instead of Assassin's Creed, we played Shovel Knight, gifted to me by Nightshade. Thanks again! It's a fun game, and I'll definitely return to it on here.

However, I seem to have gotten the driver issues ironed out, so tonight, we'll be continuing our stabby adventures in the Holy Land!

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed!

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Filler Week!

Tonight, we're gonna be playing...something! I don't know exactly what, so I can't tell you. But we will be on!

Join us at 9pm ET!

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Additionally, we will be gone next Saturday. No Throne of Games on the 26th.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed - Session 4

Last week, we had some technical difficulties...my video drivers were misbehaving really badly. Hopefully, we won't have a repeat of that. I'd like to actually get through this game.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed!

And please help us pick a game for Stone of Graves!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It's the Time of the Season

October is just around the corner...that means the return of Stone of Graves is soon! We (mostly Melissa) have a few ideas, but we wanna get your feedback. So let us know what you'd like to see us playing!





These are all very well-regarded indie horror games, so we'd be happy to play any of 'em! Just leave us a comment if there's any that sound particularly appealing to you.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Final Fantasy XI - The Vizier's Always Evil

Last time, the game showed us that the above trope holds true for it as well. But what might he be plotting...?

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht'Urghan!

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed - Session 3

Having dealt with the cruel weapons dealer in Damascus, Altaïr now sets out for Acre.

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed!

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Hatoful Boyfriend - Dangit, Melissa!

We played this demented little game following our Vampire finale...and now, we're returning to it. Pigeon dating. Yup.

Catch the weird tonight at 9pm ET as we revist Hatoful Boyfriend!

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed - Session 2

The disgraced assassin Altaïr has been dispatched to Damascus to begin proving himself once again. What might he discover while there...?

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed!

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Final Fantasy XI - You Are a (Ghost) Pirate

Last time, we started trying to catch Swavely up to Daniel and I in Treasures of Aht'Urghan...which mostly involved him running around for cutscenes while I tried to replay them at the NPC. We decided to take a slightly different tack afterwards, though — he got himself caught up to us in the intervening time, and we can just proceed from where we are on-air.

So join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Final Fantasy XI!

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed - Session 1

I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also was a chasing after wind. For in much wisdom is much grief; and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow. ~Ecclesiastes 1:17-18

Desmond Miles has been kidnapped by Abstergo Industries, who want him to use a device called the Animus to live through the memories of his ancestor, assassin Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad. What they hope to discover is a mystery, but they leave Desmond little choice. What is it they seek, and what else might be learned on the way?

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we begin Assassin's Creed!

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Monaco - Session 2


More criminal shenanigans and viewer-driven chaos tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Monaco!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Thursday Throne - The Banner Saga - Session 5

We are in Boersgard, and Juno has finally shown up! What's more, she has a plan to defeat Bellower...will it work?

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET and find out as we continue—and probably conclude—The Banner Saga!

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Final Fantasy XI - Things & Stuff


So, previously, we completed Rise of the Zilart...I didn't think to figure out what we'd be doing next, though. Whoops. I think I've got some cutscenes from the end to wrap up, so I guess I'll start with those, heh. Maybe we'll go try to tackle Bahamut or something, I dunno.

Join us at 9pm ET as we derp around in Final Fantasy XI!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thursday Throne - The Banner Saga - Session 4

We reached Sigrholm...but there was no sign of Juno. What now?

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue The Banner Saga!

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Monaco - Session 1

Get in. Get out. Get rich.

Tonight, we begin Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine, and we're making a big party out of it! Eight classes in the game means eight players, and you pick which four of us go into each stage. Will we operate smoothly, pulling off our heists without a hitch? Or will we trip every alarm, alert every guard, and cause general mayhem?

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET and find out!

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thursday Throne - The Banner Saga - Session 3

Einartoft is under siege, and a massive, mysterious serpent has appeared, and a mender has returned from death itself. When unknown prophecies hang in the balance, what could the future hold?

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET as we continue The Banner Saga!

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Final Fantasy II - Nearly There


Last time, we finally made it to Mysidia...and then went broke buying magic. There's still more to buy, but we're at least better equipped for the time being.

Lots of small delays here on Throne of Games, but next week, we should be beginning our new regular rotation of Final Fantasy XI and Monaco. We're busy picking classes in preparation!

Tune in tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Final Fantasy II!

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thursday Throne - The Banner Saga - Session 2


The war has begun in earnest.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue The Banner Saga!

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thursday Throne - The Banner Saga - Session 1.5


I forgot what day it was, so I'm running a little late right now.

Tune in now-ish as we continue The Banner Saga!

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Scheduling Gymnastics


Between planning future episodes and community events, this week kinda fell through the cracks. So we're returning to Final Fantasy II! Last time, we successfully destroyed the Dreadnought; what else lies in store for the Rebellion?

Follow the continuing fight against the Paramekian Empire tonight at 9pm ET!