The Vertical Slice #24: Wait, Is This TVS #24 Or Is This TVS #25?

Confusion, arguments and Austin getting upset with spoilers ensue in one of our shortest podcast episodes… this year.

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What are we playing?


  • Life is Strange
  • The Tomorrow Children
  • Divekick
  • Resident Evil Zero (Chris)
  • Gemini: Heroes Reborn (Chris)
  • Portal Stories: Mel (Chris)




  • Nuclear Throne


    • Description: Nuclear Throne is a post-apocalyptic roguelike-like top-down shooter. Not ‘the final hope of humanity’ post-apocalyptic, but ‘humanity is extinct and mutants and monsters now roam the world’ post-apocalyptic. Fight your way through the wastelands with powerful weaponry, collecting radiation to mutate some new limbs and abilities.
    • Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 (on the way), and Xbox One (on the way)
    • Time to completion: 10 hours
    • Platinum/Achievement Guide:It doesn’t exist (not yet)
    • Price: $11.99 on Steam, Humble Store, through Vlambeer’s Twitch, or on that there PSN (link is to PS4 version, which is cross-buy with PS Vita)

What’s in the headlines?



What’s went live?




  • Life is Strange Platinum Stream (7 PM CST on Friday – 2 PM CST on Saturday)
  • The Tomorrow Children Beta Stream (6 PM CST on Saturday – 9 PM CST on Saturday)







What games can we spend our money on this week?


  • Battlefield Hardline: Getaway (PS4, PS3, PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360 Multiplayer DLC)
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers (PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360 Digital & Retail Title)
  • Saturday Morning RPG (PS4 & PS Vita Digital Cross-Buy Title)


    • The Witness (PS4, PC Digital Title)
    • WWE 2K16 ‘Future Stars Pack’ (PS4, PS3, PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360 Character Pack)
    • AIPD (PS4, PC, Xbox One Digital Title)
    • Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo (PS4, PC, Xbox One Digital & Retail Title)
    • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PS3, PS Vita Digital & Retail Title)
    • This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4, Xbox One Digital Title)


  • Civilization Revolution 2 Plus (PS Vita Digital Title)
  • Final Fantasy Explorers (Nintendo 3DS Digital & Retail Title)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC Digital Title)
  • Bombshell (PC Digital Title)


What’s Our January Game of the Month?


  • That Dragon, Cancer (Austin)
  • Gemini: Heroes Reborn (Chris)


What social networks can you find us on?

Who’s Worth Checking Out This Week?


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