games. culture. criticism

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT