Rental Circulation

Welcome to Rental Circulation, a video game first impressions-cast, where the gang gets together to play games we haven't played, usually at the behest of someone else. Excitement ensues.
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Dec 2, 2016

Alola, everyone! It's us, we're back, talking about Pokémon. Igni isn't here. We miss him.

Please give Benfrosh's Dratini a good home.

(Intro/Outro: "Hope To See You Again Soon" -, The Missingno Tracks)

Dec 1, 2015

Today's Game: Undertale

Haca, Bitmap, Igni, and Fang get together not to play games for one hour and talk about them for two, but to, er. Play... one game. For however many hours it takes. And talk about that for an hour. 

Whatever, this is a new show. We hope you like it. It's about that one game everyone likes. You know, Homestuck.


Intro/Outro: Ruins - Toby Fox

Oct 28, 2015

Today's Circulation: Ghost Trick, Year Walk, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Atelier Annie: Alchemist of Sera Island, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Life is Strange 


This episode is dedicated to "Doom Shroom of Gay Incestuous Conquests Who Resides in the Inner Circle of Hell... the Third". Please be advised. Also Emily is on this podcast to elevate the usual level of Rental Circulation discourse from being the Dark Souls of banal humor. We also spoil a game that got released fifteen years ago. So, you know, fair warning.

Intro/Outro Music: Dawn of a New Day - Docjazz4, FunkyEntropy, Theophany, XPRTNovice,

Sep 15, 2015

Today's Circulation: The Marvellous Miss Take, Republique, Dishonored, Mark of the Ninja, Stealth Bastard, Gunpoint, Metal Gear 


CONTENT WARNING: In addition to the usual stable of Dark Souls jokes, we have added Banksy jokes to our repertoire. Please be advised that we here at Rental Circulation are ill-equipped for political commentary on political commentary. Thankfully Shinmaru joins us to keep a tight watch to make sure we don't get #HashtagBanksy'd.


Outro Music: Legend of the Snake - Reuben Kee,

Jul 3, 2015

Today's Circulation: Zineth, Jet Set Radio, Mirror's Edge, Sonic Generations

Igni died. Benfrosh drowned. With four members left, it's up to Haca, Bitmap, Proto, and Fang to keep the show moving in an episode about motion games. Except the games, in a shocking twist, lack motion controls...!? We talk about our Sonic OCs longer than is probably healthy. 

Intro Music: Late Night Sneakin' - HappyBivouac,

Jun 19, 2015

Today's Circulation:Herc's Adventures, ActRaiser, Valkyrie Profile, Okami, Katamari Damacy

We started from Jesus approval, now we're here, kowtowing to alternative deities. The RenCirc crew gathers to talk about games where you PLAY a god, but not have the game be a 'god game'. What does that mean? We talk about that. But mostly, we make jokes about E3. Yarn Dad and Mom for life.

Intro Music: Love Everlasting - DDRKirby(ISQ),

Jun 5, 2015

*cough*Dark Souls*cough*

Today's Circulation:Thirty Flights Of Loving, Gone Home, Dear Esther, The Path, The Stanley Parable 

RenCirc is back, and less professional than ever! Haca, Proto, Igni, and Fang meet the long-lost Bitmap as the crew sits down and talks about the oft-maligned "walking simulator." What's a walking simulator? Are walking simulators games? Is it okay to make irrational design decisions in the name of Artistic Merit? Is Japanimation the highest form of human expression? All this and more.

Intro Music: Redemption - Brandon Strader,

May 22, 2015

Today's Circulation: Slender: The Eight Pages, The Uncle Who Works For Nintendo, Misao, Imscared, SCP Containment Breach, P.T. 

Rental Circulation is back from the dead in a spine-tingling spook spectacular. Keely and Minovsky join us on yet another Bitmap-less voyage through the world of freeware horror. We discuss the populist aspects of horror, of swag, of terrible hashtags, misplaced childhood nostalgia, and make terrible jokes at the expense of the ill-fated Silent Hills. (We also might or might not have spoiled some of the games discussed, so fair warning.)

Intro Music: There Was a Hole Here (True) - The Wingless,

Apr 29, 2015

Today's Circulation: Rayman, Klonoa, Hermie Hopperhead, Croc, Gex: Enter the Gecko

On this episode of Rental Circulation, we play games that some argue should've been left in the '90s. We share our beauty and baking tips, while we all reminisce on how terrible we are at this genre of video games and the sorry state of modern visual culture. Haca struggles to pronounce the word 'record' differently as a noun and a verb. Igni and Bitmap have an argument about Klonoa's aesthetic sense. Proto reveals himself to be the filthy COD-liker of the bunch. Gex jokes.

Intro Music: The Father of All (Opening Stage X) - DarkeSword,

Apr 22, 2015

Today's Circulation: Always Sometimes Monsters, Ib, Yume Nikki, To The Moon, OFF

In the second episode of Rental Circulation, we play RPG Maker games that aren't really RPGs*. Fang-tan joins the crew while Bitmap suffers in silence for the sins of his microphone from last time. Igni proves himself to be a cynic with respect to games, cinema, and television. Proto and 'Frosh geek out over To The Moon. Haca pronounces 'Ib' correctly at least twice. Everyone has bad Yukiho opinions.

(*except for the one that is.)

Intro Music: Now You're All Alone (Barracks Settlement) - urdailywater,

Apr 15, 2015

Today's Circulation: Whirlo, Secret of Mana, Live A Live, Kirby Super Star, Metal Max Returns

In the first episode of Rental Circulation, we play SNES games. Benfrosh deals with a newfound puzzle-platform trauma, Bitmap learns the terror that is scripted boss fights, Proto learns how to be ninja, Haca learns how to win at Gourmet Race, and Igni fights... something strange, to be sure. Stay tuned to witness Jesus Christ Himself descending into our Q&A session.

Intro Music: Hotel Rhumba (I Want To Go Home) - The Pancake Chef,