Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Episode S4E6: The Original Gray Brick

In 1989, Nintendo launched a product that would change the face of handheld gaming forever. While the Game Boy wasn't the first handheld device to play games, it was the first to receive massive critical acclaim and appeal. Even now, 25 years later, Nintendo is still the runaway leader in the handheld market. On this episode, we look back at some of our greatest (and worst) memories of the original gray brick. All music used belongs to their respective games/developers/composers/studios/etc. Ep S4E6

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Episode S4E5: An Artistic Identity Crisis

Video games, like any art, have to undergo some growing pains. In an effort to try to gain legitimacy and mainstream recognition and not be seen as simply a kid's toy, some games may take on the look and feel of Hollywood-style movies. Others argue that video games should not try to be something else, but instead should stand on its own merits. Agree or disagree? We give our thoughts on this episode. All music used belongs to their games/developers/composers/studios/etc. Ep S4E5

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Episode S4E4: Steam-Powered Machines

Joshie joins DLC for the first time this season, and brings with him his two cents on the currently-being-developed Steam Machines. With Valve wanting to get in on the console and PC market, we talk about the devices themselves and speculate on how successful we think Valve might be. All music used belongs to their respective games/developers/studios/composers. Ep S4E4

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Episode S4E3: Flight of the Developers

In light of the recent announcement of Irrational Games shutting down, the reaction has ranged from wishing Ken Levine well to Rage Quitting everything. Yet, he's certainly not the first big-name developer who's left behind their AAA franchises to pursue making other games (usually indie). What effects on the video game industry does this have when such talent leave behind their blockbuster franchises to pursue other creative interests? That's what we aim to discuss here. All music belongs to their respective games/developers/studios/composers/etc. Ep S4E3

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Episode S4E2: Bigger, Stronger, Faster

In the 40+ years since the first video game console, these devices have gone from a living room accessory to multi-functional, all-in-one machines capable of doing far more than simply play video games. We take a look at the evolution of video game consoles and wonder just how far we can go. All music used belongs to their respective games, developers, studios, composers, etc. Ep S4E2

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Episode S4E1: State of the 8th Generation 2.0

We begin Season 4 of Downloadable Content with a glimpse into the 8th Generation: the newly-launched PS4 and Xbox One. How are they faring little more than 2 months after their release? Now that the honeymoon is over, what games are we looking forward to in order to justify those expensive toys? And what is up with Nintendo and its floundering Wii U? All music used belongs to their respective games/composers/studios/developers/etc. Ep S4E1

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bonus DLC: Series 3 Outtakes

It's the Series 3 outtake reel: what you're about to hear are some outtakes from this season of DLC, moments that got cut from finished episodes, and in some cases, left in the finished episode and re-lived here because they're just too funny. All music used belongs to their respective games/developers/studios/composers/etc. No copyright infringement is intended. Ep S3EB