Games podcasts

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Metacritic_podcast

This week I talk with Metacritic founder and editor of videogames Marc Doyle about why on earth a site like this is listed on Metacritic. Join us for a discussion of aggregates, game reviews, and the state of the critical discussion about videogames. Apologies for lapsing into movie nerd talk near the end of the podcast, but bear with us and I guarantee you’ll come away with a few interesting recommendations.

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PAX_East_podcast

Jay Gittings joins us this week with a report from PAX East! Find out what caught his eye at the show and what was far too popular to see. He also reveals the exact wrong way to enjoy certain games. Then join us for a conversation about Sentinels of the Multiverse, which we’re playing as part of our ongoing weekly series.

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Bravely_Default_podcast_main

And we’re back after a Diablo-inflicted hiatus to discuss what we look for in an RPG, using Bravely Default, Diablo III, and Elder Scrolls Online to make our case. Brandon Cackowski-Schnell, Tom Chick, and Jason McMaster level up in the course of the discussion. Listen to find out who wins!

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Hearthstone_podcast

We tried something new this week, and I’m not entirely convinced it works. But here it is anyway: me and McMaster doing a podcast stream — is that even a thing? — of a game of Hearthstone!

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Pre-Titanfall

Tom Chick, Nick Diamon, Rob Harvey, and Jason McMaster assemble to discuss Titanfall. Is it just Call of Duty with mechs? What makes it stand out among multiplayer shooters? Will these bipedal tanks have legs?

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IP

This week, I’m joined by Infested Planet designer Alex Vostrov to talk about my latest favorite real time strategy game.

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Chicken_slayer

This week Tom Chick and Jason McMaster talk about their experience with celebrities, the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online beta, the new Thief, and of course, the new Diablo III update. Plus possibly actual reader mail.

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Banished_podcast

Tom Chick, Nick Diamon, and Chris Hornbostel talk about starvation, freezing to death, tornadoes, the comparative merits of squash or pumpkin, and which city builders they might rather be playing than this often uneven indie project.

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right_to_the_heart

Tom Chick and Jason McMaster talk about Infamous: Second Son, Evolve, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Hearthstone, Marvel Heroes, and something called Mercenary Kings that you’ll be hearing more about shortly. Also, new existential knock-knock jokes and totally real listener mail.

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space_brains

Andrew Hume and Richard Clifford are here to tell us about Space Pirates and Zombies 2, a more survivor-centric take on galaxy-wide zombie apocalypses! They explain the move to 3D, how the pacing will differ from the usual action RPG, why they’re fussing with multiplayer, why this isn’t on Kickstarter, and how it resembles watching creatures fight in a Petri dish and then adding anthrax. They also tell us the bad news, which is how long we’ll have to wait to play it (spoiler: much of the year).

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Getting_schooled

This week I welcome three prominent and distinct boardgame designers to talk about teaching boardgames. Rob Daviau, Jamey Stegmaier, and Phil Eklund help me untangle the complicated fine art of how to best bring your favorite boardgames to your friends.

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A_Study_in_Fallen_London

A Study in Emerald creator Martin Wallace joins the Quarter to Three Games Podcast to talk about the challenges of meshing Sherlock Holmes with Cthulhu with a boardgame, the hardest part of the design process, and whether we can expect any add-ons.

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Navajo_Wars_podcast

Joel Toppen is the guest this week for a conversation about his fascinating solitaire boardgame, Navajo Wars. He reveals that it almost didn’t get made, he justifies its only supernatural element, and he talks a bit about his next game.

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January_games

Brandon Cackowski-Schnell, Tom Chick, Nick Diamon, and Jason McMaster talk about what they’re going to be playing in January, one of the best months for videogames such as Day Z, Rust, 7 Days to Die, Skylanders: Swap Force, or Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. It’s even a good month for boardgames like A Study in Emerald, which isn’t about the French and Indian War. We also open some listener mail.

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Drama

Tom Chick (far right) and Jason McMaster (center, wearing the crown) close out the holiday season with a very special tribute to the year’s best games.

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