Getting old sucks! This week, we're talking about our changing tastes and the gaming concepts that just don’t do it for us anymore. Also: pre-PAX anticipation, Viewer Mail, Dungeon Defenders, Spec Ops: The Line, and more on New Super Mario Bros. 2 and The Last Story.
NASA's Curiosity rover is the coolest thing to happen on Mars since the rise of the Red Faction. This week, we're talking about games in space. We've also got your Viewer Mail, thoughts on Deadlight, Red Faction: Armageddon, Bioshock and Limbo, and we pick sides in the EA vs. Zynga dust-up.
Sure, Michael Phelps can swim...but how is he at Tekken 3? With apologies to all of the real Olympians out there, we humbly present our own Gold Medal Moments in Gaming. We’ve also got talk of Modern Warfare 3, Assassin's Creed Revelations, Puddle, Quantum Conundrum and lots and lots of fighting games. Go for the gold!
Sony’s purchase of cloud-gaming company Gaikai has us wondering about the future of shiny plastic discs. Also: THQ’s near-cancellation of The Devil’s Third gets us talking about some potentially good games that never saw the light of day. In the Hangover, we offer a quick update on our Summer Backlog Project, survive The Walking Dead: Starved for Help and the tap to the beat of Final Fantasy: Theatrhythm.
We’re getting all hot and bothered this week, and not just because it’s 103 degrees outside. The release of Lollipop Chainsaw prompts a decidedly PG-13 conversation about sex, sexuality and video games. NSFW! In the Hangover, Paul and D.J. are working their way through their backlogs and offer quick updates on Psychonauts and Bioshock. We've also got thoughts on the new Mass Effect ending, Andrew Garfield's pre-Spider-Man work, and the tenuous threads between Dane Cook and Capcom.
We start our Summer Backlog Attack this week to avoid the summer gaming lull... but with this many games, is there ever really a lull? We've also got a second opinion on Gravity Rush, more Mario Tennis Open, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, your Viewer Mail and Last Call.
It’s our last E3 show! Really, we promise. This week, we take aim at one of the big themes to come out of the Expo: over-the-top video game violence. We’ve also got talk of Diablo III, Mario Tennis Open, Mighty Switch Force! and swanky new music by Jim Guthrie!
As anyone who survived Blizzard's Great Diablo Debacle last week can attest, always-on DRM in single-player games can be a giant pain in the ass. On this week's show, we're talking about how some devs are willing to sacrifice player experience in the interest of protecting their products and making a few bucks. We've also got your Viewer Mail, talk of Max Payne 3 and Indie Game: The Movie, and more!
The folks at Treyarch are feverishly assembling the next Call of Duty game and promising several changes aimed at roping in new players. Will it be enough to get us on board? In the Hangover this week: we've all spent some time with Starhawk but Paul can't seem to put down Radiant Historia long enough to talk about it. Also, Randy learns a valuable lesson in "save early and save often".
Villainy! Treachery! Deceit! With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we’re dedicating this week’s show to the video game characters that only a mother could love. What makes a great gaming villain? Who are our favorites? Tune in to find out. We also take some time to talk about Catherine, Sniper Elite V2, Awesomenauts, the $99 Xbox and more.
We can’t believe that we’ve made 51 episodes already! On this week’s show, we discuss a whole slew of other gaming-related things that we simply can’t believe: Call of Duty's success, the Wii's dominance, Mass Effect's overlooked accomplishment and the possibility of a single-console gaming future. In the Hangover segment, we explore our love/hate relationships with Disgaea, Radiant Historia, Kinect, Witcher, and Bit.Trip Saga.