Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Episode S5E4: PAX East 2015

At the 6th Penny Arcade Expo (East) in Boston, MA., it was another 3-day weekend of relentless stimulation. Developers from triple-A to indie all showed off their latest, the concerts were great, and much swag was gained. But between all the caffeine-binging and shininess of it all, some new things came to PAX: the addition of an e-sports arena and a lounge devoted entirely to cosplayers, to name a couple of things. On this episode, the five of us recap our own personal sights, sounds, and experiences of another 3-day romp known as PAX East. All music belongs to their respective games/composers/developers/studios/etc. Ep S5E4

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Episode S5E3: Broken Games

Wyatt and Ron join Brian and they discuss the growing trend of broken video games. Games are being sold to consumers that are loaded with glitches or just outright incomplete, often requiring a myriad of patches that must be downloaded as soon as the game is popped in for the first time. How can the industry address that? All music used belongs to their respective games/developers/composers/studios/etc. Ep S5E3

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Episode S5E2: Just Stop It Already

What is it about video game developers that grind our gears? Is it the fact that many keep using the same mechanics that frequently annoy us, like not being able to pause or skip really long cut scenes? Is it tacked-on multiplayer to artificially inflate a game's length? What about DRM? On this episode, we rant about the things that developers frequently do that piss us off. All music used belongs to their respective games/developers/composers/studios/etc. Ep S5E2

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Episode S5E1: The Brothers Mario, Part 1

It began 30 years ago, when the character known as Jumpman from Donkey Kong got his own game, and was given a brother decked in green. The Brothers Mario still are going strong three decades later, and show no signs of stopping. It's how we'll begin Season 5 of DLC, celebrating this fun franchise that'll continue all year long. Naturally, one must start at the beginning. It's the start of the ultimate nostalgia trip for many of us. Let's go down the warp pipe. All music belongs to their respective games/studios/developers/composers/etc. Ep S5E1

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Episode S4E23: Level 4 Cleared

It's the season finale! We round up 2014 in video gaming, give you our thoughts on the most memorable games and events of the year, and also give you what we're looking forward to in 2015. All music belongs to their respective games/studios/developers/composers/etc. Ep S4E23

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Episode S4E22: R.I.P. Single-Player?!

With more and more games taking advantage of the internet, online multiplayer is on the rise. However, more and more developers are deciding to put more of their resources into multiplayer experiences and as a result, devoting less time and/or dropping the single-player experience from games altogether. Does this herald the beginning of the end for single-player games? All music used belongs to their respective games/developers/composers/studios/etc. No copyright infringement is intended. Ep S4E22

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Episode S4E21: A Little Humoresque

We take a look at the funny in this episode, examining the role of humor in video games. Is it needed? What's the purpose? What are some games that are noted for their humor? All music used belongs to their respective games/studios/developers/composers/etc. Ep S4E21