INTERACTIVE CD-ROM!! Oh my god, why didn’t we talk about the advent of CD-ROM and how Jurassic Park and video games at the time introduced the world to a whole new frontier of media… storage?! No, instead we talk about the influence of Jurassic Park and video games that capitalizated on the dinosaur craze of the 90s. Will the craze come back? Find out, as we tackle, uh, everything from Dino Crisis to Monster Hunter, to video game movies, back to dinosaur games, to Capcom’s woes once more, to Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Shovel Knight and Batman: Arkham Origins?! Sure. Will Greenwald of PCMag.com, Terry Lewis of The Other View and resident action expert Gabriel Zamora join me in one of our more irreverent escapades.
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Just in time for the Jetstream Sam DLC, action game expert Gabriel Zamora and I chat about Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Spoilers abound in this one, so if you haven’t played Kojima Productions and Platinum Games’ action hit, it’d be best to sit this one out. If you played it then this is the episode for you! We discuss a lot — bosses like Monsoon and Sundowner, Raiden as a character, comparisons to DmC: Devil May Cry and other action games, and what Rising maybe could have done better.
At PAX East, we were all together in the same enormous room! And after a few drinks we decided to record our conversation. The chat swings from Capcom and the treatment of their franchises, especially Mega Man, to the ridiculous state the overall industry has fallen into where games sell 3 to 5 million copies yet are still considered failures, to indie developers to games journalism. Eric Guzman and Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey L. Wilson dominate the discussion with input from Gabriel Zamora, Isaac Rouse, Terry Lewis of The Other View and me.
Let’s rock! The first episode of 2013! Gabriel Zamora leads The-Other-View’s Terry Lewis, PC Mag’s Will Greenwald and me in an in-depth discussion of Capcom’s crazy action series Devil May Cry, from the first game’s innovations, to the third game’s refinements to the pros and cons of the reboot, DmC.
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2012 is over! Time to ring in 2013! Break out the egg nog and rev up those ovens! It’s time to bake delicious, gooey Christmas cookies! Or Hannukah biscuits. I’m not sure. What I am sure of is that the year is just about over, and that means obligatory Game of the Year lists. Listen to host Tim Torres, Gabriel Zamora, Tatjana Vejnovic and Isaac Rouse discuss their picks for the best games of 2012. You may be surprised. Then regale as they share their sad/embarrassing/charming/spoiled (look, I’m sorry, okay) holiday gaming memories.
It’s been nearly 700 years since the last console launch. That is, if my math’s correct. And it always is! To complement the release of Nintendo’s new Wii U system, host Tim Torres and the gang — Tatjana Vejnovic, Gabriel Zamora, Johnathan Gibbs and guest Will Greenwald — talk about what we know about it, what we don’t know about it and our hopes and dreams for the first new console release in a very long time.
It’s the grand finale of Dorked and Matt’s going out with a bang! Expect drama, intrigue, romance, laughter, tears, explosions, and plenty of surprises. Guest stars include celebrity chef Guy Fieri and the dude who played Eddie in Family Matters! Okay, so there’s actually none of that in this podcast. But, hey, console predictions and a recommendation that MS and Sony team up in the future – that’s sort of interesting, right? Right? C’mmon. You know you want to. Last time’s free.
It’s Halloween time!! And hurricane time! Oh golly! Hope everyone’s okay. If your head’s still above water and you still got power, why not give a listen to our Halloween-themed episode all about scary games, survival horror and games not of that genre that still scared us anyway! Host Tim Torres, Gabriel Zamora, Sean-Paul Adams, and contributing editor Johnathan Gibbs makes his podcast debut to talk about Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Castlevania, Dark Souls, the frightening religious overtones of Xenogears and more!
This week, Matt examines the popular lumber sport Backlog, in which gamers strap heavy piles of timber to their backs in an effort to stop themselves from paying for games they don’t need during Black Friday. Or something like that.
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After four weeks of unscheduled metamorphosis, Matt has emerged from of his nerd-cocoon a beautiful swan! Wait. Swans come out of cocoons, right? In any case, here’s 9 minutes on why PlayStation Vita rides the S.S. Failboat. Enjoy!
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Music excerpted from “Bitter Bleeps” and “It’s a Long Way to the Top,” both by Mini Roc.