Jumping the Shark
No High Scores' official podcast.

Here we stand, at the end of all things. Or, at least the end of the Jumping the Shark podcast. For our finale, Bill rejoins Brandon, Holly, and Todd as we reminisce and engage in a bit of navel-gazing over our 255 episode run. We also wrap up with much chatter on Fallout 4: Far Harbor, Dark Souls III, Stellaris, Uncharted 4, Homeland, and games criticism in 2016. 

Our warmest and sincerest thanks to all of you who have taken this journey with us. Catch ya later on down the trail. 

--- Bill, Brandon, Holly, and Todd

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This week Todd is spending time with Steve Jackson's Sorcery, Holly is back from PAX with tales of Lawbreakers and Battleborn and Brandon is living the sequelized dream with tales of Ratchet & Clank and Bravely Second: End Layer.

Thanks for listening! (You can contact Brandon at Brandon@NoHighScores.com/@misterbinky, Todd at Todd@NoHighScores.com/@ubrakto and Holly at @winnersusedrugs.)

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This week Holly plants many a crop in Stardew Valley, Brandon takes to the streets in The Division, and then he and Todd wrap up with a wholly opinion-netural (like) look at DC Murderverse, or as most know it, Batman v. Superman. 

Thanks for listening! (You can contact Brandon at Brandon@NoHighScores.com/@misterbinky, Todd at Todd@NoHighScores.com/@ubrakto and Holly at @winnersusedrugs.)

Direct download: JumpingTheShark_253.mp3
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This week Holly and Brandon run through the forest primeval in Far Cry: Primal while Todd languishes in pampered luxury in Cities: Skylines. He also drops some knowledge about Kingdom.

Thanks for listening! (You can contact Brandon at Brandon@NoHighScores.com/@misterbinky, Todd at Todd@NoHighScores.com/@ubrakto and Holly at @winnersusedrugs.)

Direct download: JumpingtheShark_252.mp3
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The Brakke/Cackowski-Schnell Hour of Power returns this week as Todd fights for the future in XCOM 2, Brandon earns his Birthright in Fire Emblem, and there is much exploration of the delicate psyche of the Internet Outrage Machine as it pertains to the women of Ghostbusters, jealousy of all things Australian, and the International Date Line. 

Thanks for listening! (You can contact Brandon at Brandon@NoHighScores.com/@misterbinky, Todd at Todd@NoHighScores.com/@ubrakto and Holly at @winnersusedrugs.)

Direct download: JumpingTheShark_251.mp3
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This week it's all Firewatch all the time as Holly, Todd and Brandon explore the wild, untamed wilderness of Firewatch. Danger! Mystery! Elks! Lovey-dovey bits! It's all here and that's just the intro!

Thanks for listening! (You can contact Brandon at Brandon@NoHighScores.com/@misterbinky, Todd at Todd@NoHighScores.com/@ubrakto and Holly at @winnersusedrugs.)

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After more than a year away, spent sharing his basketball genius with the youth of America, the self-proclaimed straw that stirs the drink, Bill Abner, is back this week! He and Todd try not to stress out in the Darkest Dungon, Holly hopes Dark Dreams Don't Die in D4, and Brandon finds Divinity in Original Sin: Enhanced Edition for the PS4. Along the way there's also some Spelunky, Brandon's extra special ranking of Assassin's Creed games, and reflections on game industry burnout. 

Thanks for listening! (You can contact Brandon at Brandon@NoHighScores.com/@misterbinky, Todd at Todd@NoHighScores.com/@ubrakto and Holly at @winnersusedrugs.)

Direct download: JumpingTheShark_249.mp3
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This week Holly tools around in zombie dune buggies in the Dying Light DLC, Todd kills all of his crew members on the way to Mars in Tharsis and Brandon navigates the rooftops and alleyways of Victorian London in Assassin's Creed: Syndicate. They also make a lot of jokes about pee.

Thanks for listening! (You can contact Brandon at Brandon@NoHighScores.com/@misterbinky, Todd at Todd@NoHighScores.com/@ubrakto and Holly at @winnersusedrugs.)

Direct download: JumpingtheShark_248.mp3
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For episode 247, Holly, Todd, and Brandon ring in the new year by taking a look back at the gaming experiences that shaped our 2015, with a look ahead to what's on our collective radar in 2016. We wrap-up with a bonus Life is Strange spoiler section with all of Holly's thoughts about all things Max and Chloe. 

Thanks for listening! (You can contact Brandon at Brandon@NoHighScores.com/@misterbinky, Todd at Todd@NoHighScores.com/@ubrakto and Holly at @winnersusedrugs.)

Direct download: JumpingTheShark_247.mp3
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This week Brandon, Holly and Todd get down with the residents of Arcadia Bay and talk about Dontnod's excellent five part adventure game, Life is Strange. Laughter! Tears! Hella wowzers! Also, Todd has his final thoughts on Fallout 4 and Brandon has more tales from raiding in Destiny. Happy Holidays everyone!

Thanks for listening! (You can contact Brandon at Brandon@NoHighScores.com/@misterbinky, Todd at Todd@NoHighScores.com/@ubrakto and Holly at @winnersusedrugs.)

Direct download: JumpingTheShark_246.mp3
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