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Ah, the holidays. It’s a great time to gather with friends and family, appreciate the things you have, eat good food and get some much-needed rest.

Oh, and play games! We like that part, too.

We’re not going anywhere. From now until January, we’ll be sharing what we think, both individually and as a group, are the best that 2013 had to offer. If you do need something to pick up, rest assured: we’ll put you on the right path! Also, in this holiday season of peace and joy, maybe check out these games with winter-themed levels? Or settle down at the table with a good unplugged title? Maybe even use our Amazon page to order some things, and give us the gift of being able to pay our hosting bills.

Mostly, though: have a happy holiday! And bundle up out there.

Podcast 270: Regifting Henry

December 10, 2013

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The holiday season is a good time to look back, so Jeff, Chris, Andrew, Graham, Lucas and Henry talk about the year’s biggest events and how they’ve changed the way we play games.

 

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Check out the show here, check us out on iTunes or use the RSS feed in your favorite podcast aggregator. Let us know what you think! Email podcast[at]snackbar-games.com.

Hosts: Jeff deSolla, Chris Ingersoll, Andrew Passafiume, Graham Russell, Henry Skey, Lucas White.
Music: Podcast theme by Tom Casper.

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Two new consoles are here. The crew talks about the hardware, UI, launch games and more. Also: Super Mario 3D World, Tearaway and Into the Nexus!

 

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Hosts: Jeff deSolla, Andrew Passafiume, Graham Russell, Henry Skey.
Music: Podcast theme by Tom Casper.

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Even the biggest name in gaming let its whimsy get the best of it, and how it managed to release one of the most confounding pieces of gaming hardware ever conceived is a bit difficult to untangle. But to understand how the Virtual Boy was ever released, you first have to understand the economic, political, and social factors of the turbulent mid-1990s that culminated in its release. READ MORE

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The busy season is upon us! Hear our thoughts on Batman: Arkham Origins, WWE 2K14, The Typing of the Dead: Overkill, Sonic Lost World, the latest first-party Wii U releases, the future of Metal Gear Solid and where The Walking Dead is heading next. Plus: we send off the 360 and PS3 by talking about our favorites.

 

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Check out the show here, check us out on iTunes or use the RSS feed in your favorite podcast aggregator. Let us know what you think! Email podcast[at]snackbar-games.com.

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

Podcast 267: Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

October 22, 2013

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In this episode, we’ve come down with a severe case of Pokemania, and get together to discuss our symptoms. Also: Skylanders Swap Force, Beyond: Two Souls, The Wolf Among Us, next-gen delays and a dip into the unplugged world with Canterbury.

Check out the show here, check us out on iTunes or use the RSS feed in your favorite podcast aggregator. Let us know what you think! Email podcast[at]snackbar-games.com.

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

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Lucas, Henry, Jeff, Andrew and Graham convene to discuss series that tried to be more accessible, and whether that turned out well. Also: Wind Waker HD, Disgaea D2, Rain and Rune Factory 4, plus Steam Machines and the Wii U update!

 

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Check out the show here, check us out on iTunes or use the RSS feed in your favorite podcast aggregator. Let us know what you think! Email podcast[at]snackbar-games.com.

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

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Coury Carlson joins Graham, Andrew, Chris and Chris to talk about Grand Theft Auto V, The Wonderful 101, Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix and Puppeteer. Plus: Vita TV, Sega buying Atlus and already-outdated Valve speculation!

 

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Check out the show here, check us out on iTunes or use the RSS feed in your favorite podcast aggregator. Let us know what you think! Email podcast[at]snackbar-games.com.

Hosts: Coury Carlson, Chris Dominowski, Chris Ingersoll, Andrew Passafiume, Graham Russell.
Music: Podcast theme by Tom Casper.

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It’s time to share our love for games! And some of the latest releases are making that a lot easier. Topics: Rayman Legends, Diablo III (console), Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Killer is Dead, Final Fantasy XIV and more!

Check out the show here, check us out on iTunes or use the RSS feed in your favorite podcast aggregator. Let us know what you think! Email podcast[at]snackbar-games.com.

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

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While the industry divides the year into quarters, we realize that there are really three parts to the year: the (at least usually) barren early months, the gimmicky, convention-filled summer and the action-packed holiday season. This time, we look at May through August. (Check out part one here.) READ MORE