PodBytes – Episode 23: It’s Time to Play a Game

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Mr. Anderson…No, Wrong Movie…

In light of our last, slightly-less-gaming-focused podcast, we thought we’d make it up to you, the listeners, by not only staying true to our passion of gaming in our discussion this week, but even taking it one step further and actually playing a game live as we record. Introducing our latest segment, BNB Sporcle. You’re welcome, world. Continue reading

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Review: Dead Island: Ryder White DLC (360/PS3/PC)

Dead Island Ryder White Review

Welcome (Back) to the Jungle

Opinions about Techland and Deep Silver’s zombie horror melee extravaganza were already formed last year when the game proper released. In the intervening months, gaming audiences have had the chance to explore the zombie-infested island paradise to great length, including the recent lackluster Bloodbath Arena DLC pack. Continue reading

Friday Roundtable: Are Games Being Dumbed Down?

Are Games Being Dumbed Down?

Uphill in the Snow, Both Ways

Some of us (relatively) old fogies like to shake our fists and bemoan the way the times, they are a-changin’. According to our campfire stories, the early days of gaming were a time when gamers still had honor, simple two-button controls were superior, and games were still back-breakingly difficult, “the way it should be”. Continue reading

Top 5: Scares

Top 5 Scary Games

Boo!

Horror games appeal to a very specific subset of gamers. Even a gritty thriller tingles the hairs on the back of your neck in a way that can only be appreciated by some of us. While those who prefer a more benign experience scoff in derision, we crave the build-up of terror in a game as much as in a good book or movie. Continue reading