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Monthly Archives: May 2012
If you’ve played Midnight Club: Los Angeles or Red Dead Redemption, you’ve probably got a Rockstar Social Club account. In Midnight Club: Los Angeles, the Social Club was a great way to admire your screenshots, and it also had some … Continue reading
This week Bruce Geryk joins us to talk about the Tom vs. Bruce Kickstarter, as well as Conflict of Heroes, Ratchet & Clank, Max Payne 3, Dragon’s Dogma, and CD Projekt’s new cyberpunk game, Cyberpunk. Geryk also fails two quizzes … Continue reading
Come on in, dear boy. Have a cigar. You’re gonna go far. You’re gonna fly high. But first, we have some notes, after the jump.
My entire career as a writer has been based on talking about games as a shared experience. We play games, singly or in groups, and then we talk with each other about them. In that way, they are no different … Continue reading
The Binding of Isaac is a disturbing roguelike shooter based loosely on the Bible story for, uh, the binding of Isaac. It’s also one of the most creative and addictive games I’ve played in years. Now it has DLC.
You know when someone comes up with one of those really good ideas you wish you’d thought of? Brian Kent and Matt Clark are two such people. Their podcast, Late to the Party, considers games in pairs, comparing an older … Continue reading
So how is everyone else playing Diablo III? Blizzard offers some stats: * On average players have created 3 characters each * 80% of characters are between levels 1 and 30 * 1.9% of characters have unlocked Inferno difficulty * … Continue reading
Let’s pretend it’s the 90s, when shooters are all about and only about shooting, when storylines have to be inserted between action bits like commercial breaks, when bullet time is the new hotness, when 80s style jumpshooting isn’t replaced by … Continue reading
You know that annoying thing your buddy does when he pulls up in his car to pick you up? As you reach for the door, he lurches the car forward so you have to run and catch up. Then he … Continue reading
This week’s 3×3 covers the awesomest scientific explanations in movies! It starts at the 55-minute mark and it doesn’t include anything from Chernobyl Diaries, the wretched horror movie we had to watch for the other part of the podcast.
Target down, this week’s Trials Evolution community track, forces you to learn how to use the brakes. Be ready for that. You have to get to know this track before you can beat it. From time to time when talking … Continue reading
Defender Chronicles II is a bit like Diablo III, where the early going is so easy that it’s almost a formality. You only have a few units, so your choices are limited. But the levels are so easy that you’re … Continue reading
The mellifluous Jon Rowe joins us for a special 3D edition of the podcast: Day Z, Defender Chronicles 2, and, of course, Diablo III. As our official Day Z correspondent, Jon walks us through the various ethical and moral dilemmas … Continue reading
I’m mostly pretty good at marshaling the appropriate amount of fury for things like always-online DRM, in-app purchases, and free-to-play design compromises. But when games are as good as Lord of the Rings Online, Anno 2070, and Diablo III, I … Continue reading