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Do you have more games than time to play them? So do Jake and Travis! Join them as they journey through their back catalog of current and classic games, consider upcoming releases, and discuss newsworthy trends in their favorite hobby.
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May 22, 2017

In the 41st episode of the show we learn what games have been completed and added to the backlog, hear what game Jake chooses as his first purchase in 6 months, and get reactions from the Destiny 2 reveal and more! The discussion starts turning the crank on the hype machine for this year's E3!

May 15, 2017

The fifth off topic podcast from the hosts of PolyKill finds the topic turning to injury stories. Poor fence climbing skills, toppling out of tree houses, and vindictive see saws make the list and much more. These stories hit hard. 

May 8, 2017

In the 40th episode of the podcast, Jake and Trav welcome their first ever guest on the show, Sean (aka Player One) of the Cartridge Club! News is the gaming world is discussed, games that have made their way into and out of the backlog are covered and more! The genesis and details of the Cartridge Club is detailed in this episode's discussion! 

Apr 24, 2017

Why would Nintendo discontinue the NES Mini? Has Trav mastered the combat in The Witcher 3 yet, or is he still just hating Roach? After some updates on the backlog, the fellas pull back the curtain and discuss how and why they want to grow the podcast and solicit feedback! 

Apr 17, 2017

This off topic episode touches everything from Bill Gates to John Claude Van Damme.  The fellas get three stories submitted from listeners that involve movie watching experiences and moving cross country.  Movie preferences are discussed as well as whether that thing Aunt Sally waving in the back of a neatly parked U-Haul is actually a lightsaber.  

Apr 10, 2017

The backlog updates are here again and games have both entered and exited Jake and Trav's backlogs including Persona 5 and The Witcher: Wild Hunt! This episode's discussion sees the hosts speak to what makes or breaks their multiplayer experiences! 

Mar 27, 2017

The fellas are back after the Ides of March to assassinate some games from their backlogs.  They discuss the newly released Mass Effect Andromeda, the much loved Horizon Zero Dawn, the addictive Overwatch, and the underappreciated Rise of the Tomb Raider before the commencement of their spring cleaning tournament.  The finale has them pitting games in their backlogs against each other to determine what stays and what goes.

Mar 20, 2017

The fellas are back at the bar for another session of late night tales.  They get a submission from a listener who shares a memorable bar tale and Trav and Jake share their stories that involve bars as well.  The conversation eventually gets to bro hugs and Linkin Park before it's all said and done.

Mar 13, 2017

The 36th episode is here! Jake and Trav update you on their latest gaming updates, including what has made it into the backlog (Spoiler: Jake finally adds a game!) The discussion dives deeper and covers popular game franchises that they have never touched, and discuss why. 

Feb 27, 2017

The fellas are back and update their gaming backlogs, gaming resolution for 2017, and to see if they have made progress! The discussion topic is stepping outside of their genre comfort zone, and what it would take for them to make the plunge. 

Feb 20, 2017

In the second episode of the new off-topic podcast, Jake and Trav discuss embarrassing stories, pranks, bad drivers and more! Crack open a cold one and listen! 

Feb 13, 2017

In this episode the fellas check in on their new years resolutions, games both on and under the radar, and discuss the games added and removed from their backlogs. The discussion seeks to define what constitutes a gaming community, and points out some notable ones! 

Jan 30, 2017

In episode 33, the podcast revisits its roots. Jake and Trav discuss how they track, justify, and maintain adding and removing games to their backlog, as well as discussing games that have done just that since the last episode. id5aeh3q

Jan 23, 2017

Something brand new from the PolyKill hosts has arrived, Off-Killter! This is an unscripted and off-topic podcast from Jake and Trav that will be less about video games and more about other topics that they enjoy discussing! The first foray of this new series is about other primary interests and in the premiere episode, that happens to be the varying genres of rock and metal music! 

Jan 16, 2017

With Travis basking in the afterglow of Magfest music is fresh on his mind so this episode's discussion is all about game music. Armed with 5 songs each Jake and Trav share some of the favorite game music, discuss the games that have made their way into and out of their backlog, and more! 

Jan 2, 2017

2016 was the most interesting trip around the Sun that we have taken, and the same can be said for the gaming accomplishments of Jake and Trav! Listen along as they discuss the games they completed, added to their collections and a variety of superlatives! 

Dec 16, 2016

Sleep deprivation and a little holiday spirit make this episode something special! Trav and Jake discuss the impressions of the last big game releases of the year and the games that have shuffled into and out of their backlogs. The discussion looks at how game companies attempt to get back into the good graces of consumers and gamers after gigantic gaffes. 

Nov 23, 2016

It's time to say thanks to some of our favorite developers who get too little recognition! We list some of our favorite dev studios who aren't quite household names to the general public, but who deliver some great content! The standard segments are here as well, but have the table turned for completing games? Thanks for listening! 

Nov 13, 2016

Trav and Jake cover the games that are on their radar, and cover the games that have made into and out of the backlog. This week's discussion is about the voices that populate and breathe life into the games that we love. Our favorite VO artists, characters that they embody and more! 

Oct 21, 2016

Sequels seem to dominate the video game industry and in episode 27, Jake and Trav tackle the topic of some of the best and worst out there. Jake added 4 games to his backlog, all of which were sequels, and Trav barely played anything made this century. The Nintendo Switch announcement was discussed and they mull over the new Red Dead Trailer! 

Oct 10, 2016

The final Collect Call of the season features an interview with Christian, aka Ferris Bueller on Nintendo Age.  Christian has a complete licensed NES set and has somewhat become the expert of the NES aftermarket scene.  His hard work and dedication has greatly benefited the homebrew collecting community.  He also has his own gaming convention in Plano, TX each summer, the Let's Play Gaming Expo.  

Sep 22, 2016

Welcome to Episode 26! The one where Travis and Jake discuss hype and hyperbole that creates unrealistic expectations for a game upon release! As usual, they cover games that have gone into and out of the backlog, new releases on their radar and more! 

Sep 15, 2016

In the ninth episode of the Collect Call series, Trav interviews Marcus. Listen as they discuss their hobby, PS2 games, and the fun world world of visual novels! 

Sep 5, 2016

This is the big anniversary special celebrating one year of the podcast. Jake and Travis get right to discussing the start of the show, check the release calendar, and remark on games that are coming and going in the backlog. The topic of discussion has the boys talk about their favorite moments in the show and checking in on games that have gone MIA! 

Aug 23, 2016

In this the eighth episode of the Collect Call series from the guys that bring you PolyKill, Travis interviews a set of in-laws that collect and enjoy retro games! Listen as they share their unlikely story and talk about great finds and the local Pennsylvania collecting scene! 

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