Editorial

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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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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.

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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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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 Plus: Vita TV, Sega buying Atlus and already-outdated Valve speculation!

 

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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!

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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

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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!

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, Shawn Vermette, Lucas White.
Music: Podcast theme by Tom Casper.

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Henry returns to the podcast! While he finally gets to talk about Dota 2, Graham weighs in on recent releases: Pikmin 3, Tales of Xillia and Dragon’s Crown. Also: what’s the ideal JRPG party size? Will Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney be Henry’s first Layton game and his first Ace Attorney? Did everyone else run away because they’re scared of red hair?

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Hosts: Graham Russell, Henry Skey.
Music: Podcast theme by Tom Casper.

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Gaming hardware history can arguably be broken down into three distinct categories. First, we have the victors, the ones that rose above the competition to become timeless titans that will remain fondly in gamers’ memories. These are your NESs, PlayStations or 2600s, the ones that many retro aficionados keep plugged into their TVs at all times. Next, we have the forgotten. These systems simply never were able to stand up to the others, and were just swept away by the tides of time, leaving almost no impact on the market. These are your SuperGrafxes, and Atari XEGSes. There’s nothing to show for their existence; they were hardly even a blip on the radar. Finally, we have likely the most interesting category, the infamous. READ MORE