The Rat King: A Video Game Podcast
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Every week, three dumb idiots team up to talk video games, news, rumors, and pop culture, with the occasional tangent. Sometimes they even know what they're talking about. Sometimes.

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    Episode 46: Desert Eagle Bethlehem

    We are back in the new year with Season 2! What does that mean to you? Not too much. Basically, we're going to somehow be even less structured than ever before, which means we're going to go back to talking about whatever we want, whenever we want. We're, like, badasses or something. In this episode, we talk about the surprises of 2017 and our most anticipated games of 2018. It's a hoot.

    TW: There is discussion of suicide due to a recent shithead YouTuber, and we talk a bit about our own mental illness(es). If you or a loved one is struggling, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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    Episode 44: I'm My Big Dad

    As the holidays approach, not too much is going on, aside from that creature stirring or whatever is happening in that one story we all love. José tells us a little more about Dragonball FighterZ this week, and we "celebrate" the PS Vita's 6th birthday! We also give our third and final nominee for the 1st annual Shitty™ Awards: Microsoft/Xbox One (S/X). We hope you had a Happy Hanukkah!

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    Episode 43: Slippy Noodle

    The devil is real, he has two butts, and he's bringing you this episode about the Street Fighter Collection, PSX, and the VGAs. We also give our second nominee for the 1st annual Shitty™ Awards: EA/Star Wars: Battlefront II. Tell your parents we said "Hi!"

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    Episode 42: Untitled

    José is here to let you know about upcoming Final Fantasy XV updates and DLC, as well as some exciting Mega Man news. Justin came to talk about the Monster Hunter: World beta. Scott decided to describe his vasectomy in graphic detail. This all culminates in a discussion about our first nominee for the 1st annual Shitty™ Awards: Pokémon GO Fest.

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    Episode 41: CHR1570PH3R KLUMPU5

    After a 10-day break, Thanksgiving, and a new episode release day, we honestly don't have much to talk about in terms of video games, but we shoot the shit and return to our beloved segment, Demo Disc!

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    Episode 40: Geese is More

    In an extremely out of character move, EA made a bunch of people mad. There's a bunch of stuff happening with fighting games. The Game Awards are around the corner and Breath of the Wild will probably sweep up? Listen if you want.

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    Episode 39: Major Hubbs

    Disney wants to acquire 20th Century Fox because IT IS THE SINGULARITY AND YOU WILL SOON BE ONE WITH IT! Sony will begin offering PlayStation Trophy Rewards based on your new trophies, and it will only take an entire year to earn $10 in credit! Most importantly, Justin is back from BlizzCon with the skippy on all of their cool shit, new and old!

    TW: There is a brief conversation about the recent outings of many sexual predators that have been prevalent over the last few weeks specifically. Though we don't usually bring non-video game related news onto the podcast, we think it is important to use what little platform we have to speak out against it. If you or someone you love has been a victim of sexual assault, RAINN is an excellent organization that can be contacted by phone at 1(800)656-4673 or online at Thank you.

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    Episode 38: Everyone's Girlfriend Loves the Sims

    The Nintendo Switch is forecasted to sell more consoles in one fiscal year than the Wii U did in its entire lifetime, which is as much of an endorsement of the former as it is an indictment of the latter. PlayStation showed off a plethora of game trailers at its Paris Games Week event and José and Scott are here to sort of remember them for you. Justin was gone for this one, but not forgotten.

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