Cutscenes & Cupcakes



The podcast where we talk about video games and rate with refreshments. We are Lindsey, Marlee, and Steph. Three gamer girls with various levels of gaming experience and here to offer a female perspective on video games. *Some episodes may contain content/language that is PG-13 in rating. Listener discretion is advised.



    04/08/2021 Duration: 01h28min

    You guys! We have achieved something! This is our 100th episode! Today, we cover the AMAZING Ghost of Tsushima. For this celebration and episode, we team up with Josh of Still Loading Podcast! Lindsey still has carnival music from an N64 game playing in her head. Things get philosophical and heavy. Marlee composes a haiku mid-conversation. And Steph goes Leeroy Jenkins, which is now a technical gaming term. Games mentioned in this episode: Ghost of Tsushima, Crash Bandicoot, Spider-Man, Infamous games, Spryro, Disruptor, Rocket: Robot on Wheels, Sly Cooper, Stardew Valley, Red Dead Redemption 2, Horizon Forbidden West, Oblivion, Skyrim, God of War, Mass Effect, BioShock, Assassins Creed, Souls games, Last of Us 2, Final Fantasy III (or VI).   See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Side Mission: Movies That Should Be Video Games

    14/07/2021 Duration: 32min

    Lindsey, Marlee, and Steph pick up a side mission at their local cinema and discuss which movies should be video games. Both Inception and Tenet get crazier, Ready Player One gets game-ceptioned, and The Tomorrow War gets even more playable. Games mentioned in this episode: The Last of Us: Part 2, The Witcher, Paper Mario, Ghost of Tsushima, Mass Effect, Donkey Kong, Tetris 99, God of War, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ratchet & Clank, Control, Super Mario Maker, Telltale Games, Pong, Super Mario, and Animal Crossing. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

    07/07/2021 Duration: 37min

    In this humble little episode, Lindsey, Stephanie, and Marlee tour the humble little Olive town where they enjoy fishing, mining, and defeating all kinds of moles using only a hammer. Gather 'round to hear the Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town and try with us to learn the difference between Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons. Plus, the buffaloes and alpacas are adorable!Games mentioned in this episode: Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, Harvest Moon, Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley, Rune Factory, Metroid: Dread, and Mass Effect. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Side Mission: Video Game Mash-Ups

    30/06/2021 Duration: 26min

    Linds, Steph, and Mar explore what mash-ups of video games they would like to see (one of which will basically be released soon!) But in the end, Untitled Goose Game paired with anything wins. Tell us your thoughts and mash-ups on our social media because you know that we want to see them!Games mentioned in this episode: Ghost of Tsushima, Legend of Mana, Kirby: Star Allies, Paper Mario and the Origami King, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, The Last of Us Part 2, God of War (2018), Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest, Tomb Raider, Uncharted, Bioshock, Horizon Zero Dawn, Far Cry Primal, Horizon Forbidden West, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Elder Scrolls Online, Assassin’s Creed, Kingdom Hearts, Bendy and the Ink Machine, Cuphead, Pokémon, Untitled Goose Game, and Goat Simulator. See for privacy and opt-out information.


    23/06/2021 Duration: 44min

    Linds, Steph, and Mar dive into The Maw and then into Pale City... Or were they in Pale City before? It's not important... What is important is that they are running from creepy, long-necked school teachers, hungry chefs with suggestive hats, and other horrors in this double-feature episode featuring Little Nightmares and Little Nightmares II!Games mentioned in this episode: Little Nightmares, Little Nightmares II, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2, The Last of Us, The Last of Us Part 2, Paper Mario (N64), Paper Mario and the Origami King, Super Smash Bros. (N64), GoldenEye, Diddy Kong Racing, and Mario Kart (N64). See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Side Mission: Quantic Foundry Gamer Quiz

    16/06/2021 Duration: 22min

    Lindsey, Stephanie, and Marlee tap into their junior-highest desires and take an internet quiz to see what kind of gamer they are! Slayers, Gardener-Ninjas, and Gladiator-Bards? Come find out who the Internet thinks we are! Also, we talk Magic Mike, and there may or may not be a debate about who says “SLAYERRRRR.” (Steph was right; it was in Halo.)Take the quiz and let us know your results! mentioned in this episode: Overwatch, Control, Red Dead Redemption 2, Red Dead Online, The Sims, Animal Crossing, Elder Scrolls Online, Detroit Become Human, DragonVale, Candy Crush, Super Smash Bros., Mass Effect, Uncharted, Tomb Raider, Street Fighter, Starcraft, League of Legends, Injustice, Mortal Kombat, and Halo. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Control

    10/06/2021 Duration: 54min

    Lindsey, Marlee, and Steph… but more specifically Marlee, gains Control of her life, and becomes the director of The Federal Bureau of Control! Weapons do crazy reloady things, what? Golden power suits that grant no powers but confidence, what? Finding your missing brother, what?Games mentioned in this episode: Control, Bioshock. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Side Mission - Gang Beasts

    02/06/2021 Duration: 25min

    Linds, Steph and Mar start a Fight Club with the video game Gang Beasts. We chat about what we’ve been playing, a blood truce is made, the chicken sandwich war ensues, and Steph finally speaks up in her own timid, opinionless way.Games mentioned in this episode: Control, The Last of Us: Part 2, Gang Beasts, Ghost of Tsushima, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, Maquette, God of War (2018), Human Fall Flat, Horizon Forbidden West, Wendy’s DnD game, Legend of the Hidden Temple, GTA, RDO, Heave Ho. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • God of War (Respawn)

    26/05/2021 Duration: 50min

    LIVE from Utah Remote-Con, Ragnarok is nearly upon us. To prepare, Lindsey, Marlee, and Stephanie decide to respawn God of War (2018)! Get ready for banter, game facts and theories, and a full interview of why Stephanie didn’t allow her son to be named Atreus. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Side Mission: Stolendroids Updates

    05/05/2021 Duration: 32min

    This week’s Side Mission looks a little different because we have a guest with us. (Also, still no Steph, but don’t worry because she will be back soon.) Help us give a warm welcome to Craig, the newest member of the Stolendroids family! He tells us all about his new podcast: Monday Morning Memory Wipe. We promise you that it's unlike anything else you will find on the Stolendroids Media Network. Lindsey, Marlee, and Craig also talk about the panels they will be participating in during the upcoming Utah Remote-Con. It starts next week and has something for everyone. If there isn't something for you, then you obviously don't like things.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Elder Scrolls Online

    28/04/2021 Duration: 01h14min

    Lindsey, Marlee, and special guest Erika (Aundawyn) find themselves in Tamriel (the continent that is home to Skyrim, Cryodill, and Morrowind), where they explore, decorate, and fish! Meanwhile, Stephanie finds herself on maternity leave. (Don't worry! She will be back soon!) Join us for our The Elder Scrolls Online episode!Also, prepare your ears and hearts for RemoteCon 2021! It’s coming up in May!And just in case you were wondering, Erika also comes to us from The Lettuce Inn TTRPG Podcast. Check it out wherever you listen to podcasts.Games mentioned in this episode: The Elder Scrolls Online, Skyrim, Oblivion, Morrowind, Red Dead Redemption 2, Red Dead Online, and Assassins Creed Valhalla.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Side Mission: GeoGuessr

    21/04/2021 Duration: 33min

    Where in the world is the Cutscenes and Cupcakes crew? Plug into our YouTube channel (or the Cutscenes and Cupcakes Facebook page) and find out as we play GeoGuessr and show off our incredible(?) geography skills. Games mentioned in this episode: Ghost of Tsushima, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, GeoGuessr, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, Genshin Impact, and Little Nightmares II. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • BioShock Respawn

    14/04/2021 Duration: 42min

    Lindsey, Marlee, and Steph find themselves back in Rapture to discuss once again their love for BioShock. It’s our first ever Respawn episode! #bioshockblindfoldchallenge #bioshockbirdboxGames mentioned in this episode: BioShock, BioShock 2, BioShock Infinite, Kingdom Hearts, and Among Us. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Side Mission: Favorite TV Comedies

    07/04/2021 Duration: 38min

    Comedy is so important in bringing up the mood after watching drama and horror (and sometimes living it)... and there’s nothing better than a funny TV show! It’s the side mission where Lindsey, Steph, and Marlee go through their all-time favorite TV series, comedy edition! But first, a quick discussion of what they have been playing. Games mentioned in this episode: Assassins Creed Valhalla, GeoGuessr, and Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Genshin Impact

    31/03/2021 Duration: 01h11min

    In this week’s episode, Lindsey, Stephanie, and Marlee are joined by friends of the podcast Prinny and Whitney. Listen as they discuss their exciting adventures and gacha wins and losses in the land of Teyvat. Also, Diluc gets disqualified for a beauty/coolness contest, and the crew has to come up with a deserted island game. It’s the Genshin Impact episode!Games mentioned in this episode: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Elder Scrolls Online, Legend of Mana, Tetris 99, Genshin Impact, Ghost of Tsushima, Assassins Creed, the Tales series (Tales of Beseria), Red Dead Online, Marvel’s Avengers, Monster Hunter, Bravely Default, and Geoguessr. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Side Mission: Heave Ho

    24/03/2021 Duration: 29min

    Lindsey, Marlee, and Steph drag, swing, and throw each other, as well as their friend Erika, into the paint splattery abyss in the game Heave Ho. Listen as they discuss the cult-classic game and share war stories on how they survived while attempting to carry the coin to the finish. Games mentioned in this episode: Heave Ho, Uncharted, Little Nightmares 2, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Ghost of Tsushima, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Overcooked.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Little Hope

    17/03/2021 Duration: 51min

    Lindsey, Marlee, and Stephanie venture into the Salem-like historical village of Little Hope, each of them having a “little hope” (see what we did there?!) for what the next installment of The Dark Pictures Anthology will bring. Games mentioned in this episode: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope, The Last of Us, Man of Medan, Until Dawn, and The Inpatient.Not a Sponsors: The Lost Queen by Signe Pike, Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad, and Simulation Theory Film by Muse (again :P).  See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Side Mission: Underappreciated Video Game Characters

    10/03/2021 Duration: 22min

    They, like us, feel underappreciated sometimes. But not today as we give a shout-out to some of the characters that don’t get enough love and attention! Games mentioned in this episode: Ghost of Tsushima, Apex Legends, Marvel’s Avengers, Genshin Impact, For the King, World of Warcraft, Vagante, Bioshock, Kirby, Mass Effect, Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, Hyrule Warriors, The Last of Us Part 2, Detroit: Become Human, and Horizon Zero Dawn. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Apex Legends We Are Not

    03/03/2021 Duration: 52min

    Get on the ground (and not in an endless hole of death) and get grabbing that gear! It’s the Apex Legends episode! Lindsey, Mar, and Steph discuss the game, their Not a Sponsor choices, and pander only 3/100 parts jokingly for fan emails. Games mentioned in this episode: Titanfall, Overwatch, Fortnite, Marvel’s Avengers, Red Dead Online, The Division, and Little Hope. See for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Side Mission: The Games That Got Us Through 2020

    24/02/2021 Duration: 27min

    Side Missions are back!2020: The Lost Year. 2020: What a Sh*t-Show. 2020: The Year Linds and Mar Got COVID, Steph Got Knocked up, and We Played Some Good Games! But really, Linds, Mar, and Steph decided to name this episode exactly what it was, The Games That Got Us Through 2020. Send feedback to and watch us play games LIVE on mentioned in this episode: Red Dead Redemption 2, Red Dead Online, The Last of Us Part 2, Overwatch, Animal Crossing, Among Us, Diablo, Genshin Impact, Ghost of Tsushima, Dead by Daylight, Fall Guys. See for privacy and opt-out information.

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