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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.

Doctor Who is Arriving in Minecraft This Fall

Aug
27

Doctor Who and Minecraft, a match made in... someone's weird fanfic probably. Nevertheless, the two will soon meet in the Xbox 360 version of the game this September.

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.

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...

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.

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.

Halo Looks a Whole Lot Cagier With Nic Cage's Face Everywhere

Aug
18

How do you make Halo better? Well, how do you make anything better? Add a whole lot of Nicolas Cage.

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.

'Faces of Skyrim' Portraits Hit Hard With Passion

Aug
14

Faces of Skyrim presents some stunning portraiture from the most recent Elder Scrolls game (natch the only partially released online version). These are characters captured in all kinds of moments. They're preparing to attack or contemplating their next move. They're speckled in blood and standing victorious or sprayed with freckles and on the verge of telling us something very important.

The Super Circuitcast! 08/13/14! Mass Effect 3 and Spooky Games! [Podcast]

Aug
14

Join our intrepid heroes this week as they discuss the joys of revisiting Mass Effect 3 and the tenants of game design in horror games. Careful, this episode may prove to be 2spooky4u. Listen at your own risk.

BioWare's Next RPG is Called Shadow Realms, Will Feature 4v1 Multiplayer

Aug
13

Bioware has announced their latest project, and it's probably not what you expected. Set in a "modern fantasy world," Shadow Realms will feature 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer with action RPG gameplay.

Gamescom Metal Gear Solid Preview Has Horse Poops, Bikini Boxes

Aug
13

15 minutes of Metal Gear Solid V gameplay was demoed during a Gamescom livestream earlier today. It's the same mission we saw at E3, but approached in an entirely different way. Considering Kojima himself was present, rest assured that it is entirely insane.

Pre-Orders Declining, But Why Were They Important In The First Place And What Happens Now?

Aug
07

We’ve been preaching against pre-orders and the damage that they do to the gaming industry for awhile now. By offering exclusive pre-order bonuses for separate retailers they’ve created a system in which consumers cannot purchase the complete game. Unless we purchase the game half a dozen times we’ll always be missing out. Now, Eric Hirshberg, Activision Publishing President and CEO, is saying that Destiny having the highest pre-order numbers of any new IP in history isn’t that big a deal, and it feels something like a victory.

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