Shut Up and Play

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Shut Up and Play was an unconventional podcast in that it was broadcast live on TWiT but was not released as a recorded show (although they were in TWiT's archives). It was billed less as a show of its own and more of an after-show and a communal experience. Each show followed Game On! every Sunday at 8:00pm PT/11:00pm ET, lasting anywhere from 3 to 6 hours, and was hosted and produced by Glenn Rubenstein. Shut Up And Play was the LAN Party that evolved out of At The Controls.



Show Format

  • Highlights

Occasionally highlights from previous weeks, or videos produced by Chad relevant to that night's LAN game would be played in the hour break between the end of Game On! and the beginning of Shut Up And Play. During this hour Brian Brushwood and Veronica Belmont were in a production meeting immediately following Game On!, and the rest of the TWiT crew were setting up the brickhouse to broadcast the LAN party. During this hour Glenn would also entertain the chat room until TWiT was broadcast-ready.

  • LAN Party

This was the staple of Shut Up And Play, wherein players in studio and at home join the TWiT servers for the broadcast sessions. Glenn, Brian, and Veronica often played during this segment with the viewers at home.

  • Grudge Match

The Grudge Match pinned Brian and Glenn against each other in a competitive console game, serving as a break in the LAN Party after an hour or so. The loser would submit to the conditions determined before the match (or in some cases during), usually resulting in something embarrassing or entertaining. In time, the Grudge Match branched out to include Greg Burnett after his unforeseen trouncing of Brian in Street Fighter. This was the beginning of TWiT Dynasty: Greg's consistent victories during Grudge Matches.

  • Late Night Shenanigans

This segment was so loose that not only did it have an amorphous structure dictated by the momentum of the night, it didn't even have an official name. Following the Grudge Match, Brian and Veronica had usually left the studio, so Glenn and the rest of the TWiT crew would alternate between the LAN Party and console games pending on which ever is more entertaining. As the night drew long the show focused on the TWiT crew having jovial conversations around the console.

Show Notes

Below are detailed show notes for released episodes. These are updated as soon as possible as time allows and/or as much community effort is put into them.

Additional show notes for Shut Up and Play can be found here.

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