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Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, and the State of Episodic Games

Sep
01

Telltale Games has gained a lot of attention recently, after winning several game of the year awards for the first season of their Walking Dead adventure game, they also just released the final installments in the second season of that same game and The Wolf Among Us. They've got episodic adventure games based on Borderlands and Game of Thrones coming out soon, as well. All of these titles being episodic, though, I think it's time to assess the effectiveness and current state of episodic games.

The Super Circuitcastarino! 08/27/14! Metal Gear Solid V, Halo 2, and Fantasia [Podcast]

Aug
27

In this episoderino, Matt, Rami, Sean, and Moo discuss the upcoming PC release of Metal Gear Solid V, Matt forces everyon to talk about Halo and Destiny, and Rami tries to justify his enjoyment of Disney's Fantasia game. Much yelling and jokes ensue.

Twitch.TV Bought by Amazon for $970 Million: The Good, The Bad, and the Potentially Disastarous

Aug
26

Well, after a whirlwind of a day, rife with rumors and speculation, it has been officially announced that Amazon has purchased Twitch.TV for a whopping $970 million. There's obviously a lot of speculation going around still about just what this means for Amazon, for Twitch, and for the gaming community as a whole. Let's break down the facts and make some guesses, shall we?

Reminder: Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 2 Finale is Out Today

Aug
26

Episode 5 of Telltale's Walking Dead: Season Two arrives today, prepare for heartbreak. "No Going Back" (that sounds optimistic) is available now on PC/Mac through Steam, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS Vita in North America, Europe tomorrow. Finally, iOS versions will be available on the App Store on Thursday.

Amazon May Have Just Snatched Twitch.tv from Google [Updated]

Aug
25

UPDATE: Twitch has indeed been purchased by Amazon. The acquisition has been officially confirmed by Twitch itself with a statement from its CEO.

This Half-Life 2 VR Demonstration May be the Coolest Thing you See All Day

Aug
24

Half-Life 2 has been modded for compatibility with the Oculus Rift VR headset, and it's been modded for compatibility with the Razer Hydra motion controller, but like chocolate and peanut butter, no one realized how great these two things might be together until now. This, folks, might legitimately be the future of gaming right here.

Telltale's Walking Dead: Season Two Gets One Final (Amazing) Trailer

Aug
21

The Walking Dead: Season Two comes to an end next week, and Telltale has released a pretty special trailer to commemorate things. It starts with about two and a half minutes recapping Clementine's journey so far, through seasons one and two (so basically two and a half minutes of heartbreak), then moves into something we've never seen before...

I Want This: Sienna Storm Combines a Spy Thriller Story from the Writer of Deus Ex with Magic: The Gathering Inspired Card Battles

Aug
21

When the writer of Deus Ex says he wants to make an espionage-thriller game with a nonlinear narrative, emphasis on dialogue, and a Magic: The Gathering-inspired combat system... I say, yes please, and open my wallet.

The Super Circuitcast! 08/20/14! The Insanity of Hideo Kojima and Nostalgia [Podcast]

Aug
20

This week, Matt, Ryan, Sean, and Moo talk about P.T. AKA Silent Hills, an upcoming game from Hideo Kojima (what) Guillermo Del Toro (what?) and Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead (WHAT??), and also about the problem of revisiting games we have a lot of nostalgia for.

Try These Decks to Beat Hearthstone's Frostwyrm Lair on Heroic

Aug
20

The final wing of Naxxramas, Hearthstone's first singleplayer "adventure," arrived last night. As before, the most challenging portion of the new wing, the Frostwyrm Lair, is Heroic mode, which pits you against beefed up versions of the final two bosses. If you're having trouble getting through Sapphiron and Kel’Thuzad, here are the two decks I used.

Fish Should Play Every Video Game!

Aug
19

It turns out fish are good at lots of things we don't give them credit for. They've been playing Pokemon for awhile now. Now they're playing Street Fighter. Once you see the simple setup that allows the fish to play video games the mind just explodes with possibilities.

EA Won't Be Giving Out Early Review Copies of Sims 4

Aug
18

Looks like everyone's favorite punching bag is about to get hit a few more times. EA is reportedly not going to be releasing early review copies for The Sims 4. Some might see this as a tactical move on EA's part, perhaps as retalation against an industry that has come to love reporting on all the company's errors. Others will probably just say it's EA being evil and trying to hide how terrible they've made The Sims 4.

One Fan Is Remaking Shenmue in HD All on His Own

Aug
18

No matter how badly fans want it, SEGA seems very uninterested in pursuing a remake of the cult classic Dreamcast game Shenmue. It's not hard to figure out why. After all, the game cost a ridiculous amount of money (estimates vary between $47 and $70 million, in 1999), and although it's developed a healthy fanbase, no amount of Dreamcast game sales in the world were going to make it a financial success for SEGA.

Here's What the New LEGO Minecraft Sets Look Like

Aug
18

LEGO and Minecraft have joined forces for two more official sets, and now we know what they look like.

Silent Hills and the Insanity of Kojima: A Recap and Predictions

Aug
16

For thsoe familiar with the works of Hideo Kojima, the circumstances surrounding the announcement of the latest Silent Hill game, which Kojima will helm in association with Guillermo Del Toro, should come as no surprise. For those less familiar with the pure insanity of Kojima, let me explain to you exactly what's happening and why you should be excited.

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