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Best Damn Video Game Podcast #22 – Voice actor D.C. Douglas talks Resident Evil, Transformers!

on Fri, Feb 7, 2014 | By Tim Torres

You know him as Wesker in Resident Evil 5 and Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Eddy Gordo in  the Tekken games. Legion in Mass Effect 2 and 3. Chase in the animated series Transformers: Rescue Bots. Now see D.C. Douglas — and listen to his mellifluous voice! — discuss those roles in detail on our latest video episode, hosted by our own Tatjana Vejnovic, Tim Torres, and...

Hands-On with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
on Thu, Feb 6, 2014 | By Isaac Rouse

This week, The House That Mario Built showcased a Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze demo in its Nintendo Store. The store’s second floor featured a man slouched in a Donkey Kong suit taking photos, Donkey Kong ties for those in attendance,  and the real treat — numerous kiosks housing the upcoming Wii U title. The story: Donkey Kong celebrates his birthday...

GX Gaming Manticore Keyboard (PC) Review – A mechanical mishap

GX Gaming Manticore
on Sun, Feb 2, 2014 | By Eric Guzman

The Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E 3 and Razer Deathstalker are excellent PC gaming keyboards that duked it out over the  2D-X Excellence Award — now GX Gaming looks to join the fray with its Manticore.  The keyboard hits the budget price sweet spot at $79.99, but with the wallet-friendly cost comes a few pitfalls that keep the Manticore from living up to its potential. The...

Best Damn Video Game Podcast #21 – Smash Bros., Ground Zeroes, and other 2014 games

on Sun, Feb 2, 2014 | By Tim Torres

2013 feels like forever ago! So what’s there to look forward to, video game-wise, in 2014? Join Jeffrey L. Wilson, Tatjana Vejnovic, Gabriel Zamora, Isaac Rouse, Will Greenwald and me as we talk about a few of the games we look forward to playing in the coming months. Like our videos? Be sure to comment, subscribe to our YouTube Channel and… Follow the entire crew...

Matt Hawkins talks Think Tank, Aphrodite IX, games, and the creative process

Aphrodite IX.
on Wed, Jan 29, 2014 | By Stephanie Burdo

[As a physicist and creative writer, Matt Hawkins has developed such works as Think Tank, Aphrodite IX and others. Blending his left and right hemisphere, Matt Hawkins has adapted great science fiction works that continue to expand into all avenues, including gaming. Matt Hawkins is also the Chief Operating Officer at, a comic book website launched alongside Image...

What can save the vanishing middle-class video game?

Killer is Dead
on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

“I’m going to go on the record and say that I believe the middle class game is dead,” said outspoken game designer Cliff Bleszinski (aka Cliffy B.) during GDC 2011. At the industry-only event, the brain behind the Gears of War franchise compared video games to films in that blockbusters and indie efforts appear to carry both industries. It was a true statement three...

Touchgrind Skate 2 (iPhone/iPad) Review – Like a Tech Deck on your tablet

Touchgrind Skate 2
on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 | By Elan Samuel

Growing up, the time that I didn’t spend playing N64 and PlayStation games was allocated to my skate crew as we grinded all over the schools, parks, and beachfront walks of Santa Monica. The perfect weather enabled me to skate year-round, and I took advantage of it. I was sponsored for a fleeting moment by a local skateshop (the pinnacle of my achievements) but some...

X-List: The 9 best 2D fighting games of all time

The King of Fighters XIII
on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 | By Jeffrey L. Wilson

There are many great 3D fighting franchises scrambling for your hard-earned dollar (Soul Calibur, Dead Or Alive, Virtua Fighter, and Tekken), but many of the absolutely best fighting games are ones made with two dimensions in mind. It’s tempting to state that 2D fighting games are beloved due to Capcom, SNK, and Arc System Works’ incredible contributions and output,...

Best Damn Video Game Podcast #20 – Is Nintendo Nintendoomed?

on Sun, Jan 26, 2014 | By Tim Torres

The Wii U is in trouble. It’s getting slaughtered in sales, and with an exception or two the only games getting made for it seem to be from the House of Mario itself. Things look so dire that the Internet at large has almost completely written Nintendo off. Will the Wii U share the same fate as SEGA’s Dreamcast or Atari’s Jaguar? What are Nintendo’s...