Historians have long valued Ben Franklin’s famous almanac for the whimsical tales writ upon its myriad pages (20 collectible in Boston, 16 in New York). Stories of shrieking elf children, charismatic party trolls and cooperating robots provided hours of delight for American colonists skilled enough to parkour across rooftops and recover the First American’s scrawlings.
Every gamer has a story about the one that got away. Red Dead, GTA, Fable, Dead Space…
On this week’s show, we’re talking about the games that we’ve played but somehow never finished. Sometimes life gets in the way, sometimes we have to force ourselves to finish a game that just isn’t fun…and sometimes Randy just can’t get past a certain boss battle and won’t stop talking about it.
In the Hangover: Matt buys a Vita, D.J. prepares himself for Mass Effect 3 by getting his Shepard in order, and Randy gets closer to God with El Shaddai: The Ascension of the Metatron. D.J. also got his hands on the yet-to-be-released fighting game Skullgirls, and Randy and Matt keep their Journey talk 100% spoiler-free.
In Last Call: Quantic Dream follows up on Heavy Rain with something very moving, Stromkern emerges from hiding with some killer new music, and EA’s Origin service seems to be getting its act together.
Lastly, we pay tribute to some of our favorite fake radio ads from the Grand Theft Auto series in this week’s Video Game Community Theatre segments.
The Video Game Hangover podcast: it moistens your mouth and it’s mildly offensive to French people.
Mais non! Pas du tous!