Girlfriend Mode

Lindsay and Alice talk about video games.

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017: Smash Broskis

Things have turned a corner this month as we discuss the bountiful harvest of games we have been playing since the last episode. 

The new Steam group is here.

Taylor's stream is here.

Also #gamergate can go fuck themselves.

016: Hype Train Choo Choo?

It has been a slow summer here at Girlfriend Mode, but we trundle on to talk about the few things we have been playing and try to hold out for the bounty of new games coming in the fall.

015: Millenial$$$zzzz

This month we get hyped about E3, go back and forth on the merits of MMOs, and seriously question how we survived the 90s.

014: Four Donuts - Danger on Deception Island

After a bit of a break, Girlfriend Mode is back! We talk about all sorts of great new (and old) games we have been playing and try to finish the show before Lindsay sugar crashes.

What is Lindsay playing?

Nancy Drew Adventures games

Monument Valley

What is Alice playing?


Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Final Fantasy X HD Remaster (FINALLY)

Spelunky HD

What are we looking forward to?

Smash Bros!

Tomodachi Life

Hearthstone (now on iPad!)

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel



013: Garbage Human Being

This month we go hard in the paint on a bunch of great new games, while questioning our self-worth over our skill at Threes!

What is Lindsay playing?

Threes! (Very fun, very well done)

The Yawhg (Super great!)

What is Alice playing?

The Titanfall beta

Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (So good, a must if you like RPGs)

What are we looking forward to?


Inazuma Eleven

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

New games in the Phoenix Wright and Zero's Last Reward series

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

012: Shoe Gun

This month we get cranked on Call of Duty: Ghosts and share our favorite Smash Bros. memories.

What is Lindsay playing?

Call of Duty: Ghosts (She enjoyed it, Alice did not, multiplayer was fun)

Analogue: A Hate Story (Everyone loves it, even though it is tragically sad)

What is Alice playing?

Super Mario 3D World (Buy a Wii U and play with friends!)

Evoland (Neat concept, gets boring)

Gunpoint (Weird and fun!)

Rogue Legacy (Very difficult but fun, maybe not for you if you are as bad at reflex games as Alice is)

What are we looking forward to?

Super Smash Bros for the Wii U

Final Fantasy XIII: Lightning Returns

011: Dick Moose

In this last episode of 2013, we drank a bunch of hobbit coffee and talked all about the games we have been playing this month. Also we really earn that explicit tag on iTunes. Sorry families!

What is Lindsay playing?

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies (Still enjoying it. It is easier than earlier games but that is okay!)

Long Live The Queen (Fun, pick it up!)

Harvest Moon: A New Beginning (Very fun!)

What is Alice playing?

Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea - Part 1 (Highly recommended!)

Lords of Waterdeep for iOS (Also highly recommended!)

Tearaway (If you own a PS Vita, you need to own this game)

What are we looking forward to?

Ecco The Dolphin for 3DS

The Last Express (now on Steam)

Final Fantasy VIII (The best Final Fantasy game is now on Steam as well)

The Novelist

010: Who's Getting Pooped On?

We ate too much stuffing and forgot to release our November episode during its proper month. No worries though, as we are here to give you all our favorite games from the month of turkey.

What is Lindsay playing?

World of Warcraft (Back at it!)

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies (Download it!)

What is Alice playing?

Typing of the Dead: Overkill (Okay but the original was much better)

Long Live the Queen (Super fun!)

Redshirt (Alice did not find it funny, but maybe you will?)

What are we looking forward to?

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies DLC

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Night in the Woods -

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

009: Fuck Fox

Happy October everybody! In this episode that was recorded in the month of October (and clearly not last week), we finally get to record face-to-face with all the weird eye contact you can handle.

What is Lindsay playing?

Pokemon X (Fun!)

What is Alice playing?

The Stanley Parable (Interesting, funny but flawed)

Candy Box 2 (Play it!)

What are we looking forward to?

The Sims 4

Gone Home commentary mode!

Deux Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut

Also, Alice wrote a short story about the existential horror of being an NPC in a Pokemon game that you can read here.

008: Teach Me How To Peggle

Big news! Alice is moving to Los Angeles (and you get to hear us talk about it a lot!) Also we played some video games.

What is Lindsay playing?

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Very pretty, fun but super difficult!)

What is Alice playing?

Dragon's Crown (Terrible, horrible, do not recommend)

Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Fun but the free-to-play/mobile aspects wear out their welcome fast)

Shin Megami Tensei IV (Okay, no Persona 4 anyway)

Analogue: A Hate Story and Hate Plus (Very recommended, but warning the material gets dark/depressing at times)

What are we looking forward to?

Peggle 2 (Have to get an Xbox One)

SpyParty (Currently in open beta)

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea

The XCOM: Enemy Within expansion

007: Liquify My Pillow Pets

This month we talk about just one game, the amazing Gone Home! We talk about the whole game including the ending so there are spoilers abound; you should definitely play it (we cannot recommend it enough) before listening.

During the episode we discuss some of the side stories in the game, this article in particular was very helpful in explaining one of the bigger mysteries.

006: 500,000 Bells worth of beetles

This month we revisit some selections from last month, discuss the Twine game phenomenon and get hyped for Gone Home.

What is Lindsay playing?

Mostly just League of Legends (Come play with us!)

What is Alice playing?

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (still on the Bell creep)

Horse Master (Mandatory. Play it.)

The Last of Us (Not crazy about it)

What are we looking forward to?

Shin Megami Tensei IV

The Brave New World expansion to Civilization V

Gone Home

005: I'm Great At Metaphors

There is a lot to talk about in this month's Girlfriend Mode!

What is Lindsay playing?

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (and she recommends it)

League of Legends (play it!)

Ace Attorney: Phoenix Wright HD (there are some small issues but the first case is free-to-play)

What is Alice Playing?

Monaco (Multiplayer is fun, single player is a bit lacking)

Prime World: Defenders (Not sure she recommends it)

Persona 4: Arena (Total recommendation)

What are we looking forward to?

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Dual Destinies

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- (and the BlazBlue anime!)

A Hat In Time (you can still back the Kickstarter!)

004: You know, stuff

This month we are back with amazing new show art by Jade Gordon and have rescued from the squatters. In this episode we discuss:

What is Lindsay playing?

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (and she recommends it)

What is Alice Playing?

Bioshock: Infinite (and she cannot stop talking about it)

What are we looking forward to?

DuckTales Remastered (go watch the trailer!)


Final Fantasy X and X-2 Remaster

What did Alice see at PAX East?

A bunch of stuff and nothing big at the same time.

003: Sorry About Your Neck

This month we discuss:

What is Lindsay playing?

Tomb Raider (and she recommends it)

What is Alice playing?

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (but she does not recommend it)

What are we looking forward to?

Lindsay - SimCity (Yeah, we went there)

Alice - BioShock: Infinite

Are games getting harder? Do we, as adults, not have the same patience? Or are we just becoming old and decrepit?

We discuss our thoughts on having trouble with difficult games as time goes on and how we deal with that.

We are also honored to be included in this list of Women in Podcasting. Check it out!

002: Whatever Mario, Get Off My Dick

This month we discuss:

What is Lindsay playing?

Zero's Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

Super Hexagon

What is Alice playing?

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

What are we looking forward to?

Lindsay - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for the 3DS

Alice - Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Remake for the Wii U and Metal Gear: Revengeance

Where do we get our video games news and reviews?

Lindsay - Polygon and Adventure Gamers

Alice - Rock, Paper, Shotgun and The Penny Arcade Report

001: Haters to the Left

Welcome to Girlfriend Mode, a monthly 30-minute podcast where Lindsay and Alice talk about video games! This month, we discuss:

What is Lindsay playing? 

Home, for PC

What is Alice playing?

Far Cry 3 for PC

What are we looking forward to?

Lindsay - Animal Crossing 3DS

Alice - Gravity Rush and Spec Ops: The Line