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  • The Best Games Period - Episode 29 - E3 2016

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    Usually, each week we tackle a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 28 - Grim Fandango

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    The gang returns this week to talk Grim Fandango, the adventure game that launched Double Fine. The late 90s adventure classic may have once reigned supreme, but it was also one of the last adventure titles from the now defunct LucasArts. With the relatively... More
  • The Best Games Period - Honorable Mention - OverBlood

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    With schedules being what they are, sometimes coordinating a full episode of The Best Games Period can be difficult. When we can't have a proper discussion, we will be breaking off to do these short mini-casts to talk about fringe games that we might... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 27 - Wii Sports

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    The second most sold game of all time, Wii Sports dominated gaming culture and beyond when it released on the Wii back in 2006. Bundled with the Wii and sold on the promise of bringing gamers and non-gamers together, Wii Sports made waves for being the... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 26 - Passage

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    The 2007 indie game Passage could be considered one of the standard bearers for the art game genre. Created by Jason Rohrer, for a game jam event, Passage went on to receive a significant amount of attention in the mainstream press with some critics outside... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 25 - Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

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    Since Naughty Dog recently released the fourth Uncharted game, we took the opportunity to talk about the 2007 Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. As the title that resurrected the third-person shooter for the modern age and proved to the world what the PlayStation... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 24 - Tetris

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    From breaking through the Iron Curtain of Soviet Russia to being labelled as a cause of medically confirmed hallucinations, Tetris has a fascinating history both within and without the video game industry. Alexey Pajitnov and Vladamir Pokhilko's classic... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 23 - Team Fortress 2 (ft. Jack Packard)

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    This week we tackle our first multiplayer-only and first free-to-play title, Valve's Team Fortress 2. The online FPS has been around for almost a decade and still sees an incredibly active community, due in no small part to the decision to make it... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 22 - A Link to the Past

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    It has been 22 weeks so far and we are only now getting to our first episode dedicated to a Legend of Zelda title! The Nintendo title, released in 1991 for the SNES, is widely regarded as one of the best games of all time and remains at the top of many... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 21 - Fallout 3 (ft. Elizabeth DeLoria)

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    This week voice actress, cosplayer, and Australian wrestling commissioner, Elizabeth DeLoria, joins us to take a hard look at Fallout 3. Released on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, Fallout 3 was hailed as an incredible milestone for the video game industry... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 20 - Ratchet & Clank

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    The remake/re-imagining of Insomniac Games' 2002 PlayStation 2 platformer Ratchet & Clank will be releasing tomorrow with a movie on its heels later this month. What better way to commemorate those releases than to talk about the game that inspired... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 19 - Demon's Souls

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    This week we return to From Software and Hidetaka Miyazaki to cover the beginnings of the Soul series. The 2009 release of Demon's Souls became the sleeper hit of the year, racking up awards for its gameplay innovations and solid, challenging mechanics... More
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