Randy and D.J. are going to PAX East this year so Nintendo, Sony, and friends don't have to, apparently. But why is that exactly? We also discuss Vlambeer's indie guilt over Ridiculous Fishing, Batmanstlevania: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Final Fantasy, and, as always, baseball.
Titanfall is a first-person shooter multiplayer video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts as an exclusive for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. The game was officially announced as Respawn's debut game at Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference, and was released on March 11, 2014.
Matt returns with a shocking announcement about Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season 2: Episode 2. Randy decides the new Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy feels familiar, but that's OK. Meanwhile, D.J. stunt casts the recently announced Last of Us movie. And we all can't wait to rent PlayStation games over the Internet! There's also a little chat about puzzle games and blacksmithing.
We're all just waiting for our titan to fall—that is, Paul and D.J. spend some time with the elusive Titanfall beta on PC, and What They Think May Surprise You! Randy and D.J. have experience highs and lows in The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC and Steel Diver: Sub Wars—some emotional, and others because they're in a submarine. Finally, D.J. explores the sultry side of Bravely Default and doesn't know what to make of Yasumi Matsuno's Unsung Story Kickstarter.
We discuss the potential negative effects of game sales and consumerism on while D.J. bites his tongue completely off. Randy inspects Lara Croft's HD-er makeover in Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Paul plays the latest Final Fantasy XIII. (That would be Lightning Returns. Also, D.J. insists he's still enjoying Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and Video Game Community Theater makes its long-awaited return. If you listen to this episode right now, it's half price!
This week, we finally bring the hammer down on Conan O'Brien and his fraudulent video game reviews. (Someone has to!) Randy's so desperate for PS4 games that he digs into the free offerings Contrast and Don't Starve, with mixed results. Paul returns to fix the timeline in Radiant Historia, and D.J.'s playing the same games from the last six months of shows, but maybe there's an end in sight.
We know you're not the type of gamer who would ever skip a game's cutscenes and just watch the ending on YouTube but, as suggested by one of our awesome listeners, we're discussing those lamentable practices on this week's show. We've also got more hype for the upcoming Bravely Default and thoughts on the new Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus and Catlateral Damage.
It's just D.J. and his microphone again, so it must be time to talk about the Guild games on 3DS! Get impressions on Keiji Inafune's Bugs vs. Tanks! and Kaz Ayabe's Attack of the Friday Monsters! Also... is that you, Snake? SNAAAAAKE!
Turn up the volume and get ready for an hour of 2013’s best game music! We play and discuss some of our favorite tracks this year. Also, SteamWorld Dig.