Gaming

Video Game Roundtable Episode 179: Back Pains

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Paul wasn’t able to make it for this podcast thanks to a hospital trip due to back pains, but Jordan and Jonah get into it a little themselves. They also avoid the predictable April Fool’s gags since even though the episode was recorded April 1, it wasn’t going to air until 2 days later. This […]

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Welcome to VR – The Oculus Rift

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As much as I’ve tried to ignore this, it appears that, for better or worse, virtual reality is going to become a “thing.” It appears that no less than four virtual reality devices are heading our way with the Oculus Rift, as well as projects from Sony, Microsoft, and Valve. While the hype certainly exists, […]

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Video Game Roundtable Episode 178: Old in the Valley – Podcast

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This week’s Jonah discusses an article about ageism in Silicon Valley, while Paul complains about an achievement ruining a casual game he’d spent $200 on. This week’s Gaming Flashback is Dance Dance Revolution. The news includes: Facebook acquiring Oculus for $2 billion, Valve’s Portal coming as Tegra 4 Android App to Nvidia Shield, Xbox One […]

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Video Game Roundtable Episode 177: Origin Problems – Podcast

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In this episode, Jonah complains about Origin and his inability to play Dragon Age: Origins, while a heated discussion between Jonah and Paul occurs over various topics, along with discussion of Frozen. Jordan discusses his son’s college tuitions as well. This week’s Gaming Flashback is the coin-op arcade game Wizard of Wor. This week’s news […]

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The Top 8 Movie/TV Show Based Video Games

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For this list, I’m using some flexible rules. Basically, I’m allowing video games that are based directly on a Movie or TV show as well as games that only use those licenses. Some of these also originated as comics, but I’ve allowed them so long as the games are pulled from a Movie or Television […]

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Amazon’s Rumored Gaming Venture

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The fact that Amazon is launching a set-top box offering streaming video services is hardly a surprise. Much like Netflix, Amazon has dabbled in original series and who can blame them for wanting to have a service that means you can only get that content straight from Amazon on their device. So, as expected as […]

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Video Game Roundtable Episode 177: Origin Problems – Podcast

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In this episode, Jonah complains about Origin and his inability to play Dragon Age: Origins, while a heated discussion between Jonah and Paul occurs over various topics, along with discussion of Frozen. Jordan discusses his son’s college tuitions as well. This week’s Gaming Flashback is the coin-op arcade game Wizard of Wor. This week’s news […]

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The Generation of Required Video Game Peripherals

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In case you haven’t noticed, this current game generation seems to be big on requiring video game peripherals that alter how you would normally interface with your game console. Now, this did start last generation with the Wii, but that’s arguably more of a non-standard take on the traditional controller with added motion functionality. A […]

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PlayStation 4, Xbox One, WiiU – Status Check

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Just a quickie this morning. I read an article this morning asking if the Xbox One was in trouble. I didn’t realize that this was an issue, so I did a check in on current sales of the PS4, WiiU, and Xbox One: – PS4: 5.85 million consoles – Xbox One: 3.54 million consoles – […]

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Batman: Arkham Knight Announced

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Earlier this week, Rocksteady announced their next title as Batman Arkham Knight. This game will, according to Rocksteady, conclude their Arkham Trilogy (interesting that they chose to ignore Arkham Origins in that statement). A friend of mine has already touched on this game , and I urge you to check that blog out, but, shyster that I […]

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Video Game Roundtable Episode 176: iPad Hot Air – Podcast

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This week sees the return of Paul to the crew, but unfortunately, Jordan’s voice is shot so he can’t make it a team of three. However, Jonah is happy over having a new iPad Air, while Paul laments unemployment. This week’s Gaming Flashback is Team Ninja’s classic Ninja Gaiden for the Xbox. The news for […]

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My Issues With Final Fantasy VII

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I’ve made it no secret here or on Twitter that I am not a fan of the massively popular Final Fantasy VII. I will flatly state that I don’t like it and make jabs at the title to good naturedly (I hope) tweak other people. What I never do is explain exactly what it is […]

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What Gamers Want in a Video Game Sequel

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With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze getting called out a bit last week for offering few new ideas that differentiate it from its prequel (not my opinion, just a tidbit from a few reviews), I think this is a good time to break down game sequels and what people generally seem to look for in […]

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The Top 8 Video Game Sequels

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With my recent writings on sequels, I’ve decided that a good Top 8 would be one on the best sequels. My personal rule for determining this list was to take into account my enjoyment of the games as well as what they did for their respective series. Also, I’ve limited myself to sequels that are […]

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Video Game Roundtable Episode 175: Arcade Memories ( PODCAST )

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Gaming Podcast is back, as Jonah and Jordan discuss arcade games from yore. This week’s Gaming Flashback is the classic Half-Life 2 by Valve, which ushered in a new age of shooters that get massive delays. This week’s news includes: Twitch coming to Xbox One on March 11, Microsoft appoints Stephen Elop to head Xbox, […]

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Editorial: In Defense of Game Reviewers

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Earlier this week, when the reviews on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze were released, I was surprised to see some people get upset with the few outliers that gave it a less than stellar grade. Yeah, not really. I totally expected that, and the internet did not disappoint. I won’t quote anything here because that […]

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