games. culture. criticism
Pour yourself a pitcher of egg nog, fire up a yule log, and join the family as we reminice about the year that was. We'll reveal our game of the year, and discuss the best and worst 2009 had to offer. Featuring Chi, Brad, Mike, Dave, Dan, Richard, Tim, and a special appearance by one of our favorite listeners, Hargrada. Thanks to everyone for listening; we really do appreciate it. Have a happy and safe New Year's, and we'll see you back here in January.

Categories discussed:

Surprise (Good) of the Year Award
WTF of the Year Award
The "Brad Gallaway is Single-Handedly Keeping Indie Developers in Business" Award
Non-2009 Game of the Year
Most Disappointing Game of the Year
The Too Human Award for Inexplicable Excellence
Developer We'll Miss the Most
Best Argument for Abandoning Discs
Most Promising New Franchise
Nail in the Coffin Award
The Internet Has No Idea What They're Talking About Award
Best Argument for Games-as-Art
The Steaming Pile Award
2009 Game of the Year
Direct download: GameCritics_Podcast_Episode_28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:04am EST

What compels us to spend 25, 40, 50, even 70+ hours on a single game? We think we've figured it out. Join us for conversation about Dragon Age, Assassin's Creed 2, Way of the Samurai 3, Torchlight, and Borderlands DLC. With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, and Tim "Yes, I Like Borderlands Now" Spaeth.
Direct download: GameCritics_Podcast_Episode_27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42pm EST