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A sextet of GameCritics' finest reflect on the year that was. It's an old school holiday spectacular packed with all negativity you've come to expect (and surprisingly more than a dash of good cheer). With Brad Gallaway, Richard Naik, Dan Weissenberger, Corey Motley, Mike Suskie, and Tim Spaeth.

Direct download: GameCriticsRadioGOTY2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:59am EST

Join Richard (@richardnaik) and Dan (@gc_danny) as they explore the wonders of Dishonored 2. Also, be sure to listen *after* the ending theme for some hot Dishonored spoilerific talk as well. Also featuring some chatter about Luke Cage, the 2016 US Presidential Election, and rails shooters.

Direct download: GameCriticsRadio2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:18pm EST

The first episode of the rebranded, relaunched, retooled, and rebooted GameCritics media effort. Richard Naik and Tim Spaeth discuss the reasons behind the switch, and also discuss the Nintendo Switch and the art of segue. For the second half of the show (starting around the one hour mark) Dan Weissenberger and our good friend Steven Brown run down the Playstation VR launch effort and attempt to not look silly in VR gear.

Direct download: GameCriticsRadio1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

Another one on one affair as Richard Naik and Mike "permanently screw yourself into a hole" Suskie discuss the (de)merits of ReCore and the collapse of Keiji Inafune's reputation. Also, if you have not played Metroid Prime, please do so. You'll thank us.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode157.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10am EST

Another two-man affair as grizzled multiplayer veteran Richard Naik talks with Brad Gallaway about Overwatch, the game that finally made him question his stance on hating fun of all kinds. Also a few words about the GameCritics impostor, who is still pretending to be us in an attempt to get free download codes from publishers. 

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode156.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

A romantic two-man affair as Richard and Corey chat about Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, pulling away from social media, and bad television. 

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode155.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

We're back, a mere 12 years after our last show. No Man's Sky, Inside, Pokemon Go, Mighty Number Nine, The Fall, and We Happy Few, plus Star Trek Beyond, social media malaise, and a deep dive into Richard's digestive system. Featuring Chi Kong Lui, Richard Naik, Corey Motley, and Tim Spaeth.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode154.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:16pm EST

From Kratos to Zelda, from Neo to Scorpio, and from LeVar Burton to the Ends of the Earth, it's our annual roundup of gaming's biggest week. E3! What more could you possibly need to know? Featuring Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Richard Naik, Corey Motley, and Tim "Gauntlet Schmauntlet" Spaeth.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode153.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:20pm EST

LIVE from the Internet, it's the first ever GameCritics playcast! Richard and Suskie join forces to debate the merits of Blizzard's latest powerhouse and to talk about how great Team Fortress 2 was/is.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode152.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:58pm EST

We'd like to tell you about our favorite sequels of all time. Won't you join us? Plus exclusive behind-the-scenes tales of the GameCritics website relaunch! Oooh, juicy! Starring Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Richard Naik, Richard Naik's Respiratory System, and Tim Spaeth.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode151.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:23am EST

For episode 150 we turn to the final entry in the Souls series, at least until it's rebooted. We delve into major Dark Souls 3 spoilers around the 17 minute mark, so you have been warned. Also, brief chitchat about Mirror's Edge Catalyst demo, Salt & Sanctuary, and making fun of the WiiU. Featuring Richard Naik, Brad Gallaway, Mike Suskie, and Ashley King.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode150.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

The gang returns after yet another long hiatus to deliver a showstopping discussion of Ubisoft's latest apology game in The Division, plus we also marvel at the sheer Division (give me a pun award please) among our panelists regarding the most recent Zack Snyder spectacular, Batman vs Superman. The BvS segment featured *heavy* spoilers and starts around 1:12. Starring Tim Spaeth, Chi King Lui, Brad Gallaway, Dan Weissenberger, and Gene "The Media" Park.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode149.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10pm EST

Old friend Darren Forman stops by to discuss 50% of Street Fighter V. Why 50%? Because the other half apparently hasn't been released yet. Comedy! Plus Brad embraces his inner caveman in Far Cry Primal, and Chi marvels at Chun Li's fashion choices. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, and Darren Forman.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode148.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:27pm EST

Firewatch! It's a thing. To tell you any more would enter spoiler territory. However! There is a special spoiler segment from about 0:26 to 0:53 if you're into that. Also we dive again in Felipe's Mailbag, and come away with the one nerd question to rule them all-who is the best Star Trek Captain? Featuring Tim Speath, Chi Kong Lui, Richard Naik, and Corey Motley.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode147.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39pm EST

Our annual GOTY afterparty gets into full swing as we talk about Tales from the Borderlands, our surprise runner-up from 2015. Also on the agenda: vibrators and near-death experiences. Featuring Richard Naik, Brad Gallaway, Mike Suskie, and Corey Motley.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode146.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:24am EST

You are not prepared. Our celebration of the year in games starts calmly and concludes with sheer, unadulterated madness. Felipe will never be the same. Starring Brad Gallaway, Richard Naik, Daniel Weissenberger, Jeffrey Matulef, Tim Spaeth, and a surprise guest tasked with a burden so great, it makes Frodo's journey to Mordor look like a Target run. You are NOT prepared.

Direct download: GameCriticsPodcastEpisode145.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:47am EST