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The Lunchpail Platoon: Episodes

Super massive episode coming to you on this holiday Monday (Canadian Thanksgiving). Make sure all your turkey, cranberries and gravy are down before you settle into this behemoth. As the title indicates, this is the Season 1 Finale, stay tuned for announcements on Season 2. In this episode the platoon ...
Ep32 touches on mostly new school games and briefly hits some revamped titles. Jaime and Curtis chat about the big new title for the DS, Scribblenauts before Kerry gives some very indepth info on the new NHL10. Ben and Curtis talk about the new TF2 server and Jaime throws out a Jet Force Gemini reference. ...
Episode 31 clears up another big tie in our Cut The Crust List. On the PC side for 1987 there were three titles competing, Leisure Suit Larry, Police Quest and Dungeon Master. The LP2 go to an outside caller who squarely sets two apart. The LP2 then go on to give an in depth look into the makeup and ...
With a new melee weapon tucked under his tool belt, enemy spies will have to be more cautious when on the hunt for Sentry Guns (Mon dieux!).  Introducting the new Engi (audio stream below).
Episode 30 clears up some ties by going to the phones to settle 2007 on the PC and 1989 for console. For 2007, Team Fortress 2 was already through, but tied were Supreme Commander and Portal. On the console in '89 there was a tie between River City Ransom and TMNT, while Mega Man 2 had already Cut. Both ...
Episode 29 is out now and it's the third cast in less than a week, so there's lots to listen to if you are trying to catch up. This Ep. strikes into the core of great oldschool games and comes at the tail end of the Golden Age of Gaming. The LP2 took a look at console classics from 1989 and wow, were ...
The LP2 is happy to bring you two podcasts this week, so today we've got Ep28 for you. The Crust List continues to grow as the Platoon cut 2002 for the PC. Big titles that year were Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Battlefield 1942. Totally different in genre and gameplay, but both games are titans in ...
Podcast Episode #27 dissects a very recent year, 2007, and focuses on the strong titles available for the PC that year. First off is the epic RTS game Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance which Kerry and Jaime give a great overview of. After that, two titles off the fantastic Orange Box; Portal and Team ...
Episode 26: It's a top down RTS comes in at 42min and tackles the best PC titles of 1990. Curtis starts it off with an anti-humourous take on Minesweeper, a game which everyone is sure to have seen. Kerry talks up Commander Keen, the side-scroller. Ben lays down the info for Conquests of Camelot, and ...
Episode 25 is out now and it's a great 50min of game rants and emails. Topics touched on are favourite consoles, reasons for starting podcast, best Team Fortress 2 classes and maps as well as some chat about alcohol, cops, weed and some good Halo lans. I mean Halo comes up at least every podcast, but ...
Episode 24 for the LP2 gets back to Cutting some Crust, focusing on console games of 1988. They jump right on to Super Mario Brothers 2 and how it was "something", and everyone but Andrew beat it. Double Dragon comes up next with some music replay, which leads into the music of Contra, and then they ...
Episode 23 of the LP2 podcast weighs in at a little over 40 minutes and focuses on the major discussion of Console vs PC, but expands to contrast the idea of local processing against server side processing and how it's being driven by the ever increasing digital distribution of games. Andrew begins with ...
This weeks podcast comes to you a day later thanks to the August Long Weekend, hopefully you all enjoyed yourselves. Up this week is Episode #4 of Gamer Stories where Andrew talks about being a sniper in Halo. They are in Blood Gulch of course, so listen and enjoy.
Podcast Episode 22 looks at a re-imaging of one of the all-time great shooters, Goldeneye. Ben starts it off by talking about the mod that brings the classic Bond onto the Source engine. Jaime talks about how great it is and the crazy outcomes from 12 man games while Kerry debates the deja-vu effect ...
Episode 21 focuses mostly on MLG Canada and its recent collapse. The conversation starts with why it faltered and some of the content that Fire Team Charlie created for MLGC before they were absorbed into MLG Pro. The Platoon compares TV ratings and popularity of gaming against poker and dancing with ...
After a week of solid blogs and some great conversation surrounding Team Fortress 2 and Fallout 3 we now have LP2 Episode 20 for your pleasure. This episode focuses strongly on digital distribution models and the various digital rights management on music, movies and games. Ben starts it off by laying ...
In what will go down as probably the most disgusting podcast to date, Episode 19 at least brings some seriously awesome games to the table, in Golden Axe, Prince of Persia, Stuntcar Racer and the the extremely famous SimCity. These were well made games, developed by one or two people but they managed ...
Kerry and Curtis speak with Keith Gronning who currently heads up Canada's Pro Gaming League. They chat for approximately 30 minutes about all things pro gaming, including the PGL and its future plans, corporate sponsorship, trash talking, Canada's top pro gamers and of course, the upcoming PGL event ...
Here comes a hefty serving of pie, with over 75min of crust. For this being mostly a retro gaming crew, 2004 lit up many consoles for us and there was a lot to talk about for this year. Ben points out early how at this point we had a lot of other stuff on our plates, so for this many games to shine through ...
This episode is jammed pack full of amazing games and is surprisingly not a year from the early 90's. The LP2 review the top console games of 2003 and have a tough time whittling them down to the top two. First up we get into Mario Golf Toadstool Tour and how precise a golf game it actually is, despite ...
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