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CoolGames Inc: Shadow of the Colossus, but with slam dunks

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It's Friday, which means it's time for CoolGames Inc, the weekly podcast where Griffin McElroy and I rifle through your Twitter-submitted game ideas and hone them into beautiful, perfect finished products.

This time around, we entertain the idea of an augmented-reality Jumanji game, research an Applebee's flair-driven RPG, and radically improve Shadow of the Colossus by adding slam dunks to the mix. Polygon executive video producer Tara Long guest stars and almost immediately ruins everything we worked so very hard on.

Links to subscribe to CoolGames Inc in iTunes, via RSS, or using a direct MP3 download are all a click away, tucked inside the buttons below today's episode.

Theme song: "Social Science" by Maxo

Want your game idea to be featured on a future episode of CoolGames Inc? Follow us on Twitter: I'm on there as @babylonian and Griffin is @griffinmcelroy. Once a week — usually on Wednesday afternoon — we'll put out a request for your pitches, so stay vigilant!

The suggestion that almost made it to the finish line this week comes from @Aestro on Twitter: