November 2012

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved the prospect of playing a video game about commanding a ship and sailing the seas. My real-life experience with sea travel is limited, but there has always been something so fascinating about the idea of a game taking place partially (or even entirely) on a boat of some kind.

Part of the reason for this is my love of all things pirates. There’s just something about those scavengers of the open seas that really appeal to me, and the interest in both pirates and sea travel in games has only increased exponentially since I was but a boy with dreams of playing a real pirate adventure.

Thankfully, the game industry has answered the call to create amazing open-seas games, with or without pirates, and I’m always pleasantly surprised when a new game with those elements I love pop up. READ MORE

The PSP has seen a surplus of off-kilter RPGs in the twilight of its life, even in America, where it is no longer even considered a viable platform in the eyes of the general public. This is due mostly to the fact that Western game companies refuse to develop for the hardware at this point, and thus the only games being made for it at all are from Japanese developers. Games such as Ragnarok Tactics can be released stateside with relatively few resources, and these titles are arguably all that are keeping the system alive now. READ MORE

At the Wii U launch, Madden isn’t exactly the most exciting property, but there are definitely some obvious cool things the hardware can help the series. Calling plays on the GamePad sounds like a cool idea, and there are certainly times when anyone else in the room would rather be doing something else than watching you play a football game for the next few hours. Madden NFL 13 delivers on some of the potential, but it just isn’t the full product it likely will be next year.


Looking for a good game for yourself or someone else this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. There were great releases, large and small, on the PC this year.


We can’t wait until next week to talk about the Wii U, so we decided to record a special episode! Andrew, Shawn, Jeff and Graham discuss their early experiences with the system, including Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros. U, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed and more.


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Hosts: Jeff DeSolla, Andrew Passafiume, Graham Russell, Shawn Vermette.
Music: Podcast theme by Tom Casper.