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Now that 2013 is winding down it's time to catch up on some of the hot new holiday releases, covering the latest David Beyond Two Souls, Barkham Origins, ZombiU, and The Legend of Zelda Link to the Past 2, also known as Link Between Worlds. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Sinan Kubba, and Tim "coitus" Spaeth.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode102.mp3
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The podcast gets rythmic on us as we talk game music, some of our favorite tracks, why game music is special, and what has been lost as games have evolved from their technologically limited origins. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi King Lui, Michael "Mac" Cunningham, and special guest Matt Hunter from the A Jumps B Shoots podcast. 

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode101.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:36pm EST

Sinan Kubba is joined by the full house of Brad Gallaway, Chi Kong Lui, Mike Bracken, and Richard "Ouya" Naik to celebrate a historic fixture in the history of the podcast: The grand return of the Horror Geek. Oh, and 100 episodes of a podcast that's been like a pair of tattooed knuckles, offering both love and hate for all things gaming.. Yes, one knuckle's been slightly bigger than the other. Okay, not slightly.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode100.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:46am EST

With 100 percent more podcast regulars than last time, the almost significant Episode 99 delves into Pokemon X, Etrian Odyssey Untold, How to Survive, and Demon's Souls. Then it's question time, covering everything from favourite Final Fantasy magic systems to the issues surrounding the Barkham Origins embargo. All of this in the allegedly capable hands of Sinan Kubba, Brad Gallaway, Richard Naik, and special guest Michael 'Mack' Cunningham.
Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode99.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:49pm EST

Sinan is joined by just one GameCritic in the form of Brad Gallway, so takes the opportunity to have a Big Red Potion reunion by bringing his former co-host Joe DeLia and Eurogamer's Jeffrey Matulef onto the show. The quartet take a dazzlingly irreverent (and temporally irrelevant) dash through the games they've been playing, covering The Last of Us, Saints Row 4, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, Ico, Wordament, Asura's Wrath, and The Wolf Among Us

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode98.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19pm EST

This week we talk about sex and romance in games, who gets it, who doesn't, and how it can be better incorporated in the future. If nothing else, I promise that you will never look at an iPad the same way again. Featuring Chi "Approval Points" Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Sinan Kubba, Richard Naik, and Samantha Allen.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode97.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:47pm EST

This week we put the fate of our show in the hands of our listeners and came up with a bevy of hot topics, from the Xbox 180 to the distinction between AAA and indie games. Featuring Richard Naik, Brad "doesn't know what a conch is" Gallaway, Chi "no menus" Kong Lui, Michael Cunningham, and Ashley King.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode96.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:58am EST

THis week we attempt to scratch the mountain that is the backlog by getting to some of those titles that we've always *wanted* to play, but never made the time for. Now, we have made the time, at least for three of the games. The crew dishes on I Am Alive, Sleeping Dogs, and Heavenly Sword, and more, plus a What We've Been Playing roundtable. Featuring Sinan Kubba, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, and Richard Naik.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode95.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:43am EST

It's a special summer movie threeway! We chat about the hottest films of recent months, Chi and Tim destroy their friendship, and we come to the inevitable conclusion that Superman is a terrible, terrible superhero. With Richard Naik Chi Kong Lui, and Tim Spaeth.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode94.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53am EST

A belated but always beloved E3 shindig for the podcast team takes in the meandering of Microsoft, the smackdowns of Sony, and the no-shows of Nintendo in a thorough examination of the platform holders' performance at this year's conference. Strap yourselves in for a marathon effort from Sinan Kubba, Chi Kong Lui, Richard Naik, Mike Bracken, and Brad 'The Bone' Gallaway.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode93.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:24am EST

In the absence of one Brad Gallaway, the GC crew is finally free to delve into our sports fandom and how it relates to gaming. Join us as we discuss traditional sports and video games, our past memories of the genre, and how it suffers from the same "AAA diesease" as the rest of the industry. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Mike Bracken, and Michael Cunningham. 

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode92.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:36am EST

It's the end of a generation, and the GC crew takes a look back at teh era that was. We throw out our Most overrated and underappreciated games of the past gen, and somehow we were all still on speaking terms afterwards. Also, some bonus talk on the magic of Pokemon. With Sinan Kubba, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike "I hate you all" Bracken, and Richard Naik.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode91.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm EST

It's a Tomb Raider extravaganza!  We dish on the latest incarnation of Lara Croft, female protagonists in general, and the state of the "Cinematic Action" genre, a term which I claim full credit for coining. With Rickard Naik, Brad Gallaway, Ashley King, Sara Rich, and (later on) Tim "Skype connection dropped" Spaeth. 

Direct download: gamecritics_podcast_ep90.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm EST

Our first off-week adventure takes us into the land of Fallout. A lively debate on Fallout 3 versus Fallout New Vegas gets top billing, and then we compare the Fallout of today to the Fallout of the past, and try to find out if the old spirit still lives, Featuring Richard Nak, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Tim "The Gambler" Spaeth, and Darren Forman.

Direct download: ep89.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12am EST

Where one story ends - sorry Aliens: Colonial Marines Wii U - another begins anew. Welcome to the new, but pretty damn familiar podcast with brand new co-host Sinan Kubba of Joystiq - yes, co-host - more details inside...  Join Sinan and regular ruffians Mike Bracken, Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, and Brad "The Guy You Know" Gallaway as they summarize GDC and PAX East in two seconds, explore the depth of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, sink to the depths of Aliens: Colonial Marines, and fathom how the growing prevalence of broken-at-launch games is hurting the industry. All this and more in a podcast episode that will rewrite history, woo-oo.  

Direct download: gamecritics88.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:10am EST

In this episode we bid a fond farewell to one of our own, plus everyone tries to talk Richard into buying a 3DS with completely meaningless results. With Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad "Sweet Can" Gallaway, Mike Bracken, and Dylan Collins.

Direct download: ep87.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:53pm EST

On this episode, we talk about what we are FINALLY going to be clearing from our backlogs this year. We also answer some listener questions that you have always wanted to know, but didn't know you wanted to know. Join us for this informative episode of the Gamecritics Podcast! With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik and Dylan "I finally spelled everyone's name correctly" Collins.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode86.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am EST

We are reaching into the listener mail bag again! We learn Brad's favorite food, and what game is like Amelie...if Amelie could fly! Also, Special guest Christopher Floyd stops by to talk in his Irish accent. Oh yeah, we also talk about what we've been playing and have a lively discussion about the Steam Box! With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard "Sexiest Thumbs Alive" Naik, Special Guest Christopher Floyd and Dylan Collins

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode85.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:46pm EST