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Crazy Train of Thought is a weekly show with raucous rants regarding video games, movies, and pop culture by a rotating multitude of misfits and miscreants. JOIN US for the funny side of pop culture. And facepalms. Lots of facepalms.Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for Video Podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuCCHlDC5t729YajNdYggdg

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ALL ABOARD for another very special episode of Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! We are bringing you PART 2 of debate about our absolute favorite games released in 2019! Reconvening at Savant Studios, our perpetual host Ryan Wolf is joined by Colin Giffy, Sam Romero, Cody Slabaugh, Malcolm Wilson, Troy Osborn, and Austyn Torres. Special thanks to Mike Giffy who takes time away from raising his kids to join us by phone! Ride along with us one more time as we finish out discussing the merits of these games:

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Rage 2

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

The Outer Worlds

Pokemon

My Friend Pedro

Control

And finally our top 5 games of this year!

Thank you so much for listening, let us know if you enjoyed this. We loved recording this debate and hope you enjoyed listening. We don’t say it enough, but your entertainment is the reason we do this. Here’s to a great new year!

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ALL ABOARD for a very special episode of Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants! We are bringing you, dear listener, along for the ride as we debate our absolute favorite games released in 2019! Host Ryan Wolf is joined by almost everyone who is anyone in this power-bomb of an episode. The list includes: Colin Giffy, Sam Romero, Cody Slabaugh, Malcolm Wilson, Troy Osborn, and Austyn Torres. Come along for the ride as we discuss the merits of the following games:

Void Bastards

Call of Duty mobile

Cadence of Hyrule

Total War: 3 Kingdoms

Gears 5

Link’s Awakening

Super Mario Maker 2

Stranger Things 3: The Game

Resident Evil 2

Life is Strange 2

Trails Rising

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Days Gone

GTFO

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Intro Music: “Departure” by Dan Fur

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December 19, 2019

Team Muppets

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants, the place you go for muppet-based entertainment! Host Ryan Wolf is live at Savant Studios and he is joined by trusty co-host Colin Giffy, Pokemaster Troy Osborn, and Mike “Ghostboy” Kenway! Check a look below at today’s topics:

Sekiro is not Game of the Year (07:15)

The Game Awards discussion commences (07:45)

In light of Death Stranding, are The Game Awards rigged? (09:50)

We discuss the Xbox Series X reveal (17:21)

Is Microsoft done with Backwards Compatibility? (26:58)

Mike remembers Enchanted Arms (29:05)

Ryan brings XCloud news (34:43)

The Wolf Among Us 2 (43:40)

Favorite part of The Game Awards (47:50)

Mike shits on Devolver Digital, Ryan plays defense (51:07)

Magic and Dungeons & Dragons are the same thing (58:33)

We shit on Stadia (01:03:45)

Amazon Game Studios’ New World (01:06:21)

Prologue is what, exactly? (01:08:43)

Sons of the Forest is a sequel (01:12:46)

Path of the Warrior looks really cool (01:13:43)

2009’s Game of the Year: Fast & Furious Crossroads (01:16:27)

Burger King has some surprising news (01:22:18)

We rank Star Wars (01:25:51)

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Outro Music: “Scars” by Watch Out For Snakes ft. Megan McDuffee

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December 13, 2019

Frozen VR Bananas

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants, the only podcast on the internet based in Antarctica! Join host Ryan Wolf as he and Colin Giffy embark on a journey of reflection and self-assessment with Daniel Gutierrez. Just kidding. We actually spend the episode shitting on Frozen. See the full breakdown below.

The Giffy Bros play Switch (07:36)

Disney movies suck, according to Ryan (12:00)

Colin and his Oculus (18:50)

My Friend Pedro with Ryan (39:09)

Ryan preps for Game of the Year (48:38)

Newstime (51:00)

Daniel talks Riot Games’ new games (53:00)

More Loot Box Debacles in Rocket League (1:03:08)

Google Play presents Game of the Year 2019 (1:17:17)

New Fortnite/Star Wars mashup (1:19:30)

Ryan makes a very bold statement (1:25:45)

Ryan gets fired (1:26:36)

Jon Favreau talks Disney+ and Star Wars (1:27:24)

Disney+ gets a Star Wars game show, Ryan is stoked (1:34:31)

Dr. Disrespect, AKA streamer of the year gets TV show (1:39:54)

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Promo: Did I Say Something Wrong

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Outro Music: “What We Think vs What We Know” by The Bad Dreamers

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December 11, 2019

GTFO: The Game, The Interview

ALL ABOARD for The Idiot Savants Present: GTFO (the game) The Interview! Podcast host and aspiring video game journalist Ryan Wolf and Colin Giffy sit down with game developer Simon Viklund of 10 Chambers Collective to talk about their new game GTFO! Simon has some profound insight into the industry and some reasons why you might want to pay attention to GTFO (which is out now btw). Checkalook at our interview and don’t miss the video version of this interview on our Youtube channel!

00:02:46:18 Simon talks games that are too easy

00:07:36:00 GTFO’s potential audience

00:16:26:00 Procedural generation as a means of creation

00:17:41:50 GTFO will have bragging rights

00:37:18:59 Ryan asks about sound design

00:42:55:19 How GTFO is different from other cooperative games

00:51:09:58 10 Chambers Collective’s marketing budget

00:55:17:50 Console release/controller support

00:58:13:03 Biggest challenge making GTFO

01:00:35:47 Simon talks small-team game development difficulties

01:03:22:37 How GTFO is different from large studio releases

01:08:49:20 Campaign? Versus mode?

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December 4, 2019

It’s PokéMON, MOM!

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants, the vaguely video-game-related podcast that ensures your weekly dose of dumb! This week’s episode features Ryan “Ace Host Ryan” Wolf as your faithful, if shitty host, the youngest of the Giffy Brothers Colin “Youngster Colin” Giffy, and of course, what would a Pokémon episode be without Pokémaster Troy “Ace Trainer Troy” Osborn! Check a look below at this week’s topics:

We have dreams (6:37)

Troy talks Pokémon, for like, a while (11:26)

Colin tries to buy into Oculus Rift (1:00:40)

Ryan loves Curse of Oak Island, seriously (1:10:07)

Newstime! #idiotnews (1:17:11)

More next-gen Xbox details emerge (1:17:30)

Halo: Reach comes to PC (1:27:54)

The Vatican gets Minecraft (1:31:04)

Are we reaching Marvel content overload? (1:35:10)

#DannyDeVito4Wolverine (1:48:30)

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Outro Music: “Favorite Lover (Dead Astronauts Theme)” by Dead Astronauts

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November 30, 2019

That’s Not Canon!

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants, the unicorn without a horn of podcasts! Join host Ryan Wolf for an episode that ended up being a glitch-filled 4-hour recording session that we managed to melt down into a somewhat respectable shit-shaped pile of a podcast. This week’s guests feature stalwart co-host Colin “Easy Mode” Giffy, mascot for all the shoe brands you’ve never heard of Austyn Torres, Pokemaster Troy Osborn, and everyone’s favorite recently homeless ginger Justin Campbell! Check a look below at this week’s topics:

Colin and Austyn talk Jedi: Fallen Order

What may or may not be Star Wars canon

Austyn complains about glitches

Are there witches in Star Wars now? (55:00)

Savantworthy News: Joker makes all the money (1:13:23)

News from X019 (1:21:08)

Xbox Scarlett news (1:23:31)

Google Stadia news (1:28:49)

Man spends stupid amount of money on game character, gets screwed over by friend (1:36:49)

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Outro Music: “Landline” by Von Kaiser

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November 24, 2019

Steakhouse Wifi

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants, officially sponsored by Manscaped (not even kidding…)! Host Ryan Wolf is accompanied this week by a plethora of d-gens including co-host Colin “New Soundboard Guy” Giffy, former bike racing champion Malcolm “Wilson” Wilson, professional gamer Cody Slabaugh, and special guest Mike Kenway! Check a look below at this week’s topics:

Troy gets called out

Cody tells us about Remnant: From the Ashes (5:38)

Ryan goes TV shopping (38:26)

Ryan tests Xbox Game Streaming (54:39)

News: Lootboxes leave PUBG (1:16:15)

Phil Spencer reaffirms Xbox game plan for next gen (1:18:57)

Valve makes the news segment! (1:25:43)

Twitch streamer fails challenge, loses money (1:42:22)

Mike brings Kotaku news (1:46:39)

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Outro Music: “Can’t Stop Falling in Love” by W O L F C L U B

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November 14, 2019

Space Pirate

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants, the only podcast in the world that is LIVE from Savant Studios! Host Ryan Wolf is joined this week by co-host Colin “Modern Warfare Expert” Giffy, the wizened and wizardly Malcolm “Wilson” Wilson, and the heel to end all heels Sammy “Baby Truth” Romero! Check a look below at this week’s topics:

Sam wants to learn a special life skill

Sam plays The Outer Worlds

Malcolm elaborates on The Outer Worlds

Colin plays more Call of Duty Modern Warfare

News: Blizzcon – Overwatch 2 announced, but why?

Diablo 4 is announced, yay?

Xbox gets game shuffle button

Our reactions to Game of Thrones creators and Star Wars

Disney+ changes Han/Greedo scene again

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Promo: In A City Like Yours

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Outro Music: “White Lies & Palm Trees” by The Lovepools

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November 7, 2019

GTFO and Borderlands 3

ALL ABOARD for Crazy Train of Thought brought to you by The Idiot Savants, the world’s first lootbox free podcast! Host Ryan Wolf is joined this week by stalwart companion and co-host Colin “The Original Deadeye Right After Troy” Giffy, soundboard whiz Malacom F Wilson, and new to the show is our second guest with an actual degree in something Steven “MoistWombat” Hostetler! Check a look below at this week’s topics:

Steven talks Borderlands 3

Malcolm has more details about The Outer Worlds

Ryan and Colin talk GTFO

News: Faze Jarvis banned

Fallout 76 players in Australia get money back

Obsidian continues trek to accrue goodwill from fans

Rare Pokemon card sells for stupid amount

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Outro Music: “Adrift” by Starfarer

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