Video Games




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Our chat with author Daniel Johnson begins at 31 minutes into the show!

We speak with Daniel Johnson AKA Daniel Primed, author of the amazing 600 page ebook Game Design Companion: A Critical Analysis of Wario Land 4.

Before that Jagger and Arian review the game of the year lists of Destructoid, Amazon, Kill Screen, and Kotaku.


Ridiculous Fishing, Salty Bet, Europa Universalis IV, Dota 2, Corrypt, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Candy Box,  Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Grand Theft Auto V, Super Mario 3D World, Miasmata, BioShock Infinite, Device 6, Ni No Kuni, Metal Gear Rising, 868-Hack, Tomb Raider, Saints Row IV, Proteus, Fire Emblem: Awakening, The Stanley Parable, Kentucky Route Zero, Papers, Please, The Last of Us, Gone Home, Guacamelee, Tomb Raider, Divekick, Rayman Legends, Tearaway, Rogue Legacy, Sleeping Dogs, Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, Sleeping Dogs, Metal Gear Solid, Snake Eater 3, Gravity Rush, Culdcept, Hitman: Absolution, Mount & Blade, Starbound.


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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:52pm PDT

Runic Games' lead animator Matt Lefferts chat starts at 00:50.

Before that Corey, Arian and Jagger discuss Corey's realization that he's a drug addict, Pornhub on consoles, and Destructoid's Game of the Year Nominees. 

Games: GTAV, Torchlight & and Torchlight II, Kentucky Route Zero, Ni No Kuni, Fire Emblem: Awakening, The Last of Us, Super Mario 3D World, Guacamelee, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, Batman Arkham Series,  Prince of Persia.

Movies: The Hobbitt, Lord of The Rings, The Frighteners, Heavenly Creatures, Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles, Dead Alive/Brain Damage, King Kong. 



Direct download: Runic.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:52pm PDT

Chat with The Brainy Gamer Begins at: 36M


This week we are extremely proud to welcome Michael Abbott onto the show! We discuss how one manages such a time-consuming commitment such as gaming with a busy lifestyle. 

Before that Arian and Jagger discuss the VGAs, the NSA spying in World of Warcraft, and contrast at length LEGO BATMAN 2: DC Super Heroes, and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and their respective rosters.



Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario 3D Land, Tearaway, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, LBP, Gone Home, BioShock Infinite, Forza 5, GTA 5, Plants vs Zombies 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Ni No Kuni, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Titanfall, ACIV: Black Flag, Injustice, Minnish Cap, World of Warcraft.



Godzilla, Amazing Spider-Man 2, Thor: Dark World, Defenders of the Universe, Howard the Duck


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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:55pm PDT

This week we welcome Steve Barnes who is composing the score for the upcoming game Frontiers, still piping hot off its $157,000 Kickstarter success. We also speak about his stage musical: RPG (the studio-recorded album of which has just been released on iTunes).

The chat with Steve Barnes begins at 1h 12M

Before that we welcome scientist Dan Pettit, of the Pettit Bros. Brothercast! He speaks at length with Corey about Corey's thoughts on Chemtrail theory, (which posits that the government is intentionally spraying the population with lethal chemicals) the Shadow Government and World Management Team, MKUltra, Bohemian Grove, before finally touching on the origin of human life on earth. 

It's a great one, folks!

Games: Street Fighter II, Frontiers, Daggerfall, Elder Scrolls, Riven, Final Fantasy VI, The Legend of Zelda, The Last Express, The 7Th Guest, Dear Esther, Phantasy Star.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:09am PDT

Gamers will probably know Jessica Martin best from her portrayal of Samus Aran in Metroid: Other M or her role in The Gamers: Hands of Fate. She's also a filmmaker and speaks fluent wookie!

We chat about life as an actress in Seattle, portraying Samus, and making films.

Our talk with Jessica Martin starts at 44:25

Also in this episode:


Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Skyrim, Assassin's Creed III, Warframe, Blacklight: Retribution, Contrast, The Walking Dead, La Mulana, DC Universe Online (PS4 version).


The Pianist, Rosemary's Baby.


Admits Roman Polanski might well be a bad guy, Has an electrical field that affects computers if he doesn't meditate, The age of aggression began 5,000 years ago but may now be coming to an end.

Corey returns to the formerly renounced: Vioient Games 

Corey now renounces: Consumerism.

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Direct download: Jessica_Martin_on_Acting_in_Games.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:17pm PDT

Excited about Xbox One and Forza Motorsport 5? Well, this week we welcome Forza Motorsport 5 writer and comedian Paul Merrill to the show.


Intro and pre-intro intro

3:00 Jagger, Corey and Arian discuss Elizabeth's breast size in the new BioShock DLC, the Poltergeist movies being rated PG, and Corey defends Roman Polanski's criminal conviction.

28:48 Chat with video Game Writer Paul Merrill


PS4! Lakeview Cabin, Dead Rising Series, Assassin's Creed IV, GTA5, BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea part 1, Forza Motorsport 5, Spider-Man (2007), Barbie Fashion Show: An Eye for Style, That's So Raven: Psychic on the Scene, Power Rangers: Super Legends, Backyard Sports.


Poltergeist 1 and 2, Midnight Cowboy, Hostel series, Evil Dead Remake, Man of Steel, Elysium, Rosemary's Baby, Jeepers Creepers. 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:35am PDT

This week we speak with developer Hypnohustler AKA Roope Tamminen about his horror comedy hit game Lakeview Cabin, its roots in early slasher films and its sudden success spurred, in part, by PewDiePie.

Also: Corey is back! He talks about Assassin's Creed IV:Black Flag: how its violence in 10-hour stretches led him to seek more wholesome games, and why he changed his Facebook name to Randi Bauer.


Here's the URL to the video we mention on the article via our new Patreon page:




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Direct download: GoForRainbow_Lakeview_Cabin.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:16pm PDT

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Games Discussed: Candy Box 2 (candybox2.net) Stanlely Parable HD Demonstration (Stanleyparable.com)


And: Pac-Man CE DX +, Volgarr the Viking, Rastan, Bit Trip Runner 2, Hotline Miami, VVVVVV


VERSUS: Major Nelson Radio (Major Nelson.com) #494 


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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:49pm PDT

This week we ditch the versus format to speak with chiptune compser Doug Zwick about his game Super Space Blank and about the daily life at Digipen Institute of Technology where he studies game design. 

Games: Pac Man CE Deluxe +, Super Space Blank, Legend of Zelda, Deadly Premonition, Link's Awakening, FTL, Katamari Damacy, Mega Man Series, VVVVVV, Retro City Rampage, Ducktales Remastered, Super Hexagon, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, Mighty Switch Force, Shantae Series, Prince of Persia (Original)


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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:35pm PDT

Discussed: Haunted Memories, Dark Souls II beta, Battlefield 4 beta, Golem Arcana, jacking off in GTA Online, Last of Us Multi War Crimes, Jade Empire, Watch Dogs companion app, GTA Racist Companion App VVVVVV, how Clark wearing only glasses as a disguise is more realist than you migh think, An American Tail. Cheese grater used on a head in a wrestling match.

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Direct download: GFRvs11.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:54pm PDT

Please rate us on iTunes! We love you. Games discussed: GTA V Online, Delver, Tom Clancy, Last of Us Multiplayer, The Last Guardian,. Freshly Picked: Tingle's Rosey Rupeeland, Slender: The Eight Pages, Astroman

Video Game Hot Dog Episode 128 vs. Go For Rainbow!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:31pm PDT


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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:34am PDT

Mellow hungover, we discuss GTAV, Volgarr The Viking, Shelter, Star Wars Pinball, Robot Wants Kitty and do our usual versus match, this time against Podtoid

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:39pm PDT

Why is that one guy always talking about blackface? Staring at suicide fences from inside a bus. 

The Last Tango (barkingdoginteractive.com/lasttango), Shelter, Volgarr The Viking, Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse, Star Wars Pinball, Toro's Friend Network, Chipotle Scarecrow.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:48pm PDT

Retronauts is like Monica Belucci in Malena.

Discussed in this episode:

Hotline Miami, Hotline Miami 2 Rape Scene, Plants vs Zombies 2, Ducktales Remastered, Castle of Illusion. Moon Patrol, Killzone Mercenary

Things we've stolen from previous shows:

1. Besties: Halftime

2. Indoor Kids: Audio Clips

3. Mega64: Merchandising

4. Idle Thumbs: Harmonizing

5. Big Red Barrelcast: Hosts Play Same Game Each Week

6. ???


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Direct download: GoFor_Rainbow_6.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:01pm PDT


Broken and Bloodied our struggle continues.

Games discussed: Mighty No. 9, Elder Scrolls Online, Batman: Arkham Origins, Total War: Rome II, Ryse: Son of Rome, Wind Waker HD, New Super Mario Bros. 3D World, Gunpoint, Last of Us Multiplayer (Interrogation Update), Silver Surfer, New Super Luigi U.

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Direct download: GFR5vsBBC.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm PDT

Two manly podcasts stride into the octagon, one leaves on a stretcher. Can Go for Rainbow recover some basic human dignity after a string of humiliating losses? Only the Algorithm (and God, maybe) know for sure. In any case, what will we steal from the Idle Thumbs crew?

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Games Discussed: Sweet Fuse: At Your Side, Last of Us Multiplayer, Mike Tyson's Punch Out, LittleBigPlanet, Hitman Series, Revenge of Shinobi, Turtles in Time, Crash Dive.

Plus: santorum. 

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Direct download: GFRvs_4_Mark_2_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:07pm PDT

WWE Gay, Power Rangers Megaforce in place of porn, Mega64 Podcast after hempfest. What is slut-chained? Man Years.

Direct download: GFRvs3_Large_File_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:42pm PDT

Caution: A lot of bosom discussion in this one.

Last week we competed against Polygon.com's video game podcast The Besties and stole their halftime. This week? We review and compete against the Nerdist's Indoor Kids. Who will win? What will we permanently steal from their show? Only God Himself knows.

Plus: a little newsie-woosie, Go For Retro review of Wabbit for the Atari 2600, Dishonored DLC, Elizabeth's increased bust size in the "Rapture" DLC, Elysium and more.

Direct download: GFRvs2IndoorKids.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:52pm PDT

We went High Concept! Each week we will compete against a popular video game podcast, review them and rob them of an element of their show. Then, like Mega Man, we will make that element a permanent fixture in our own show! It's all part of our quest to go from the the world's most stupid video game podcast to the world's greatest. 

In this episode we fight our new mortal enemies: The Besties, consisting of that fearsome foursome, Chris Plante, Justin McElroy, Griffen McElroy and Russ Frushstick, and their abused animal mascot, New York Giraffe.

Games Mentioned in this Episode:

When Ian Fell in the Machine

Rise of the Triad

Infinite Crisis

Bioshock Infinite DLC: Clash in the Clouds

Saints Row the Third/IV

Lego Batman 2

Infamous: Second Son


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Direct download: GFRvs_1.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:49pm PDT

Hotline Miami Steam Key: CGHTV-9LIQH-AFCFX Follow us on Twtter: @GoForRainbow. Emails us questions! GoForRainbow@gmail.com

Let us know what you think of Hotline Miami if you're the one who grabs they key!


MARVEL HEROES, STEALTH Inc. A Clone in the Dark, Vidzone for PS3, Yars' Revenge

Plus: Man of Steel, Amazing Spider-Man, Superman vs. Batman, SPLASH TOO and the men in wet clothes fetish.

Direct download: GFR16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:34pm PDT

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Mega Man Unlimited

NEWER Super Mario Bros.

Mass Murderer of Steel
(Man of Steel Browser Game)

New Co-host Arian joins the show and hits the ground running.

Some of Our Steam Summer Sale Grabs!

Surgery Simulator 2013, Super Hexagon, Dear Esther

Other games mentioned:

Lego Batman 2

Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction

Marvel vs. Capcom 

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There's a lot of Superman talk in this one, if that's your thing.

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Direct download: GFR15v3Arian.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:52pm PDT

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This Episode:

Walking Dead: 400 Days

Final Fantasy XIV Beta (Teenage Catgirl's Maxed Boob Slider)

Borderlands 2 Tiny Tiny Assualt on Dragon Keep

The Last of Us Multiplayer

The Tribloos 2

Corey Plays Music inspired by The Last of Us

Promoting Go For Rainbow in Playstation Home as hot chicks

Corey does "Gay Voice" but it's not offensive because he likes to wear women's clothes. 




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Direct download: GFR14_3.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Corey thinks the monsters in The Last of US are designed by Naughty Dog to be subtly comedic.

Corey gets defensive about Jagger talking about the group public orgies of the religious movement that Corey is a part of called Adi Da.

Jagger tries to talk about Spartacus: Legends, and Final Fantasy XIV but is mocked by Corey for not taking spirituality seriously.


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Go For Rainbow Blog on Destructoid.com

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Direct download: GFR13_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:45pm PDT

The Air Force recruiter is trying to avoid Corey. Corey explains that even though he thinks the Air Force is secretly dropping chemicals on American cities, he doesn't think he's a hypocrite for wanting to enlist. 

Corey has his wife and baby go and sit in the soundproof baby booth while he stays in the theater proper and enjoys the movie AFTER EARTH. 

Jagger's wife forbids him from playing LOVE PLUS



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Direct download: GFR12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46pm PDT

The Pleiadians are an alien race that we can communicate with by channeling their spirits. These spirits include spirit crocadiles, King Lizard, and Doctor Lizard. Or something like that. They talk about something having to do with gilded invitations to the COSMIC PARTY, and getting excited by the the kundalini fire and having cosmic orgasms across multiple dimensions. Corey explains. 

But first! Jagger gets made at Corey for walking away from the microphone while Jagger is talking and tries to fire Corey from the show.

Also: PS4 E3,



SLEEPING DOGS makes Jagger see Bruce Lee's "sort of" last movie THE GAME OF DEATH.

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Direct download: GO_FOR_RAINBOW_11_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

A Japanese girl reviews PROTEUS. Plus a Proteus Steam activation code somewhere in the episode! LIMBO VITA first impressions. 

Jagger tries to convince Corey he is an alcoholic. Corey gets disctracted and plays music.

How SLEEPING DOGS connected Jagger to a real human.

Bonus first impression of TORO'S FRIEND NETWORK after the outro music.

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All Go For Rainbow music copyright Corey Swinburne

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT

Corey wants to Clarify the Zeus story (he does not talk about Zeus with people he had just known for ten minutes, just good friends).

Corey tries to tell the moral of Life of Pi but keeps getting sidetracked.

He likes to put on lipstick and his wife's clothes and call himself Glitter Girl.

Why he shaved his head besides being drunk.

Corey tries to turn the tables and dig up dirt on Jagger

Some messages we've gotten.

And a recorded late, AFTER the outro music BONUS review of the video game FUSE

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Direct download: GoForRainbow9_2.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:51pm PDT

Sometimes people think the titles of our show are jokes, but they are literal descriptions of what we are discussing on the show.

Corey using black magic to communicate with Zeus

Corey's belly fatter than his wife has ever seen it.




Storytelling in Games: Battlefield 3 (multiplayer) vs. Skyrim

DUST 514 and the military industrial complex

Corey is drinking straight vermouth from the bottle as we record

Jagger feels awkward wearing a Captain America hoodie to an Islamic festival

BONUS! Microphones left on after the show and we talk about Corey trying to take his baby into a movie theater. Then he takes the mic to the piano and plays live on the podcast.

Intro/Outro Music by Corey Swinburne

Contact us! Questions! Comments!


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Direct download: GFR8_JAGGER.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:29pm PDT

What is love? A wise man named lizzardKing asked me that once on the Destructoid forums. I had no reply to offer. This week Corey and Jagger talk about channeling Pleidian aliens and summoning Jesus like a genie (be careful you don't get baby Jesus.)

Going into debt to repay artists for pirating their work. Black Ops II multiplayer and campaign, Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition. Call of Duty Ghosts AI hopes.

Corey is worried about confusing reality with videos games. And as always, the title of this episode references things we argue about in the most literal way possible.

Grand Theft Auto V, Infamous: Second Son, Assassin's Creed IV.


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Haiku Contest: Tweet a haiku at #GoForRainbow about something said in the last few episodes and winner gets a $25 amazon.com gift card. Winner selected on May 21st.

Direct download: GFR7_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm PDT

Corey discovers aliens working for Obama; also: thinking Onion videos are real, YouTube anonymity, Bioshock Infinite, Elizabeth's breast size, Blood Dragon, Far Cry 3 maybe racist, Skyrim, marital arguments.

Direct download: GFR6.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:17pm PDT

Adi Da, Chanting on the mic while playing Battlefield 3, whether a spiritual leader with a harem is legit, Black Ops II Teabagging, Tomb Raider, erasing a save file and starting fresh as a lizard man in Skyrim, Bioshock Inifinite garbage eating, mumbling voice acting in LittleBigPlanet 2 vs. LBP Karting.

Direct download: GFR5.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:56pm PDT

[WARNING: First four episodes were done "raw" i.e. with no editing. So the aesthetic is different than the current version of the show. Serious GFR fans only.] Violence, Uncharted, Journey, Last of Us, Tomb Raider.

Direct download: GFR4.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 12:13am PDT

[WARNING: first four episodes are not edited and thus have a different aesthetic than show's current format. Serious GFR fans only.] Discussed: Teleporting Cat, Sound Shapes, Lambic Beer, Chemtrails, 9/11 conspiracy, Alex Jones, What in The World Are They Spraying?

Direct download: GFR3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm PDT

[WARNING: First four episodes are done raw/live with no editing, so have a different aesthetic than the current format. Serious GFR fans only.] Discussed: Far Cry 3, Assassin's Creed III, Dishonored, Skyrim DLC, Dust 514, babies, girl avatars.

Direct download: GFR2.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 9:28pm PDT

[WARNING: the first four episodes are not edited so have a different aesthetic from the show as it is now. For serious GFR fans only.] Possession of women and creating a vomit fountain in Dishonored.

Direct download: GFR1_Dishonored_and_Coreys_Police_State_Looting_OCD.mp3
Category:videogames -- posted at: 11:14am PDT