After Hours: The Lore of Payday 2 OR the Real Heist Was the Friends We Made Along the Way

The story of Payday 2 is officially over. After playing this weird video game for 5 years now, I wanted to explain the lore behind the game to see if casual players could understand it. I enlisted Aaron, Bridget, Noah, and Thad to go through the lore and discuss other potential endings the game could have had. Thad also reviews Graveyard Keeper, a new game out on Steam.

Please check out Cry, a visual novel by Bridget and Fae from Thrilling Intent! 

Thanks to Discendo Vox to help me with the Payday 2 lore questions. Check out his mod for Payday 2, Crackdown, which rebalances the higher difficulty levels.

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Don’t Cross the Stream: Diner Scenes

We’re trying something a bit different for this episode. Instead of focusing on one movie or show, we are talking about a type of scene in many movies and shows: the diner scene. I got the idea from watching Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories on Netflix. Bridget, Fae, Thad, Kat, and I discuss how we can take this scene and create an interesting storytelling game about it.

Check out Cry by Bridget and Fae!

Song: Dont say a word by Idealism

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After Hours Bonus Podcast: A Discussion of The Room

Shaun and I watched The Room at the Alamo Drafthouse last year. It was his first time watching it. After it, we discussed the movie. What did Sahun think of the cult classic? It’s…complex.

I have been saving this podcast for a rainy day and since I am heading to Los Angeles for Patrecon (a conference for Patreon creators Nov 1 to 3) I am posting it now. We will still have a regular episode of After Hours this month and a new episode of Don’t Cross the Stream, but scheduling issues have kept me from recording them yet. When I get back, I will get them recorded and posted as soon as I can.

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