August 2013


Andrew’s back, and the fall game deluge has begun! We talk about DuckTales Remastered, Divekick, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, Gone Home and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. Plus: the big news out of Gamescom!

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Hosts: Andrew Passafiume, Graham Russell, Henry Skey, Shawn Vermette, Lucas White.
Music: Podcast theme by Tom Casper.


Romance plots in games have always been one of the hardest things to write. Often, they fall into one of many typical cliches, or they go completely off the rails, confusing the player. Hate Plus avoids these potential pitfalls, telling a wonderful story that is designed to be interactive. READ MORE


This week, we discuss whether your gardens will be fighting on the PlayStation 4, the next project from Media Molecule and whether Sony will be bringing TV to its new console. READ MORE


The Bureau is a confused game. It doesn’t seem to have a single, driving focus, and that really hurts the experience. Instead of, I assume, working with the folks at Firaxis to craft a narrative that dovetails into the narrative of last year’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown, The Bureau spins a tale that is gripping at the front and completely nonsensical at the conclusion. READ MORE

In the My Favorite Game series, get to know us better as staff writers share the game they love most and why. Today, our video editor, Coury Carlson, uses his medium of choice to tell you about his pick.