GameCritics.com Podcast
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Dragon Age: Inquisition is big and meaty, but it's nothing our crew can't chew up. Come join us as we dish on Inquisition, share out thoughts on the greater Dragon Age franchise, and have a spirited discussion about having relations with fictional characters. Featuring Richard Naik, Sinan Kubba, Michael "Mac" Cunningham, and Kate "Swords & Shields" Cox.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode122.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

He's back in the host chair, and Felipe's right beside him. For one night only (well, hopefully not), Tim Spaeth steps in at the last minute to take the reins. It's old-school episode all round, with Mike Bracken, Brad Gallaway and Chi Kong Lui making it an "OG panel." And, last but not least, Anne Lee returns to tell us more about the future (well, Japan)

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode121.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:28pm EST

First timer Mike Suskie joins us to discuss Alien: Isolation and Hyrule Warriors, then Brad and Richard give their first impressions of Dragon Age: Inqusition. Also we talk about pigeons a lot. Featuring Richard Naik, Brad Gallaway, Anne Lee, and Mike Suskie.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode120.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:36pm EST

Description. This Particular Host Sinan Kubba and Also Host Richard Naik are joined by no other GameCritics.com Podcast regulars, but thankfully Chic-Pixel's Anne Lee is here to bring her importing insight on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Danganronpa: Another Episode, while GamerNode's Eddie Inzauto talks Oculus and the end of the world as we may come to know it.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode119.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:42pm EST

Thew crew meets their Destiny. *checks off mandatory joke marker* Now that Bungie's 500 million dollar monster is out, what did we think of it? Turns out we have a podcast to express that very thing! With Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike "The Lootman" Bracken, and special guest Gene Park.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode118.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:52pm EST

Recorded at the end of August 2014. Sinan Kubba is back in the hot seat, joined by Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway and returning superstar Tim "Shuhei" Spaeth to chat about the games from the first half of the year. Also, Brad presents a case for the defense of the Vita.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode117.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:04am EST

Live from Seattle, it's Saturday Night! Maybe. Regardless of what day it may be, you're sure to enjoy our first ever PAX on-site podcast, getting into the highlights and lowlights of this year's PAX Prime. Featuring Richard Naik, Brad Gallaway, and Matthew "Master" Hunter.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode116.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

Just when you thought we couldn't possibly bring you any more Souls discussion.......we bring you more Souls discussion, but this time with people much smarter and with more name recognition than our usual cast. Enjoy! Featuring Nels Anderson (Mark of the Ninja), Matthew Weise (MIT Game Lab), and Toups (GaymeBar podcast). Oh, and Brad Gallaway I guess.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode115.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:24pm EST

At long last we get to our annual E3 coverage, only about 40 days late. In addition, the crew talks on the Destiny Beta, Divinity: Original Sin, Walking Dead S2 Episode 3, The DOTA 2 International, and some weird Gundam Unicorn thing. Chi also gets excited about sex at the end. Featuring Richard Naik, Brad "Eurojanky" Gallaway, Chi Kong Lui, Sinan Kubba, and Ashley King.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode114.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:31pm EST

Back from our lengthy hiatus with a lengthy rundown of what we've been playing lately. The gang dishes on The Wolf Among Us Episode 5, Watch Dogs, Shovel Knight, Dark Souls, 1001 Spikes, and so much more. Our Watch Dogs analysis will shock and amaze you!

Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, and Mike "your enjoyment must be approved by me" Bracken. 

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode113.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:35pm EST

The XBox 180 is now truly complete. With Microsoft's announcement that they are dropping the Kinect requirement for the Xbox One, early adopters have been perturbed in droves. We happen to have three such fellows on the show to talk about their reactions, and if this was really a necessary move. Featuring Richard Naik, Mike Bracken, Ashley King, and special guest Aaron from the Gameenthus podcast.

Intros 0:00-0:12

Xbox Kinect 0:12-0:52

Thumbs 0:52-close

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode112.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

Only 5 years late to the Souls party, Richard assembles four of our favorite guests and an old friend to talk about Demons, Darkness, Death, more Death, and Determination in From Software's Souls series, preceded by a brief watcha been playin. Featuring Richard Naik, Tim "Lego" Spaeth, Michael "Easy Street" Cunningham, Kristin "Covenant" Taylor, and Samantha "Tell Me Everything You Know" Allen.

0:00-0:07 Intro

0:07-0:23 Watcha been playin

0:23-0:50 At what point did you "get" your first Souls game?

0:50-1:15 What makes Souls challenging for you personally?

1:15-1:27 Invading-have you ever done it?

1:27-1:39 The future of Souls

1:39-1:43 Pitch a Souls game to someone unfamiliar with the series

1:43-close Thumbs

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode111.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:40pm EST

The latest Wolf Among Us episode is out and we can't wait to talk about who we did and did not murder. Also featuring a fresh round of listener questions and some good old fashined watcha been playin. With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Sinan Kubba, and Richard Naik

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode110.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18pm EST

After Sinan Kubba taxed the GameCritics brains in a Big Red Potion quiz, he's back in the hotseat to chuck another assortment of strange rules and horrible questions at Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik and Chi "Sea Breeze" Kong Lui.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode109.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

The only unanimous GOTY winner in the history of the podcast gets a sequel in The Walking Dead Season 2-does it live up to its predecessor? Also on the agenda is Telltale's newest licensed property in The Wolf Among Us, and we also manage squeeze in some discussion about the little-known Dark Souls 2. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Sinan Kubba, and Matt "Mast" Hunter.   

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode108.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35am EST

Sinan Kubba is joined by Chi Kong Lui, Mike Bracken, and Brad "Gilligan" Gallaway for a round-up of some of the early big-hitters of 2014, including Bravely Default, Thief, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, and, er, Inazuma Eleven. Then it's a quick-fire edition of listener's questions, followed closely by the ever-stalking Thumbs Up Thumbs Down"  

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:55am EST

How many games actually need to be played to completion in order to be truly experienced? That is the question we attempt to tackle in this episode, along with a healthy dose of watcha been playing. Featuring Richard Naik, Brad Gallaway, Ashley King, and first-timer Rowan Kaiser. That rhymes!

Also, as you may have heard Rowan is writing a book about Mass Effect.

 

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:51pm EST

Sinan Kubba takes roll call and finds Brad Gallaway, Chi Kong Lui, and Mike "Aesthetics" Bracken in attendance for a first period of Whatcha Been Playing, followed by an extended study on the next-gen consoles. 

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode105.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

We had so much fun doing our Game of the Year show we decided to invite some of our best friends to a special supplemental episode. All the major awards are covered, including a surprise GOTY pick. Featuring Richard Naik, Tim "I'm a damn man" Spaeth, Michael "Mac" Cunningham, and Jeffrey Matulef.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode104.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:50am EST

Expectations are always high for our year-end festivities, and we aim not to disappoint for 2013. We run down the most notable games from 2013, our own personal highlights, and as always the spine-tingling GOTY vote. Featuring Sinan Kubba, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik, Daniel Weissenberger, and special guest James Carter of Caine and Rinse fame. Also, apologies for the low quality of my audio.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode103.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

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