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  • The Best Games Period - Episode 4 - Ico

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    Ico released in 2001 to wide praise from critics, but slow sales in the West. Over time it attained cult status and became one of the games that shaped major design decisions across the industry right up until the present day. The puzzles, immersive storytelling... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 3 - Telltale's The Walking Dead: Season One

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    In 2012, the minor indie studio Telltale Games exploded into the mainstream consciousness with the five episode Walking Dead series. Released across every device capable of running it, Robert Kirkman's comic opus made the leap to gaming and received... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 2 - Dark Souls

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    The Best Games Period returns with our second episode! This week join myself, Jeremy Brown, and Daniel Jones as we discuss the grim fantasy world of Dark Souls. Released by FromSoftware in 2011, Dark Souls ripped and roared across the gaming landscape... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 1 - Donkey Kong Country

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    Over the last few months, I've been working on a special project with some podcasting veterans from this very community and today we're finally ready to reveal what we've been keeping under wraps for so long: The Best Games Period. Join myself... More
  • Media Messaging and Breasts

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    I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I just sat for an hour and read through over 700 comments on this topic, so I am gosh darn gonna chip in my own two cents: More
    I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I just sat for an hour and read through over 700 comments on this topic, so I am gosh darn gonna chip in my own two cents: A lot of people seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding of how media works. Media... More
  • The JIM Show - Let's Play Zork! - Episode 126 & 127

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    Fun fact: The JIM Show did a livestream Let's Play of Zork about two weeks ago. The experiment underwent complete large-scale cellular mitosis in that time. I estimate that within the year the world will be overrun by this podcast. O, the horrors that science hath wrought! More

    Fun fact: The JIM Show did a livestream Let's Play of Zork about two weeks ago. The experiment underwent complete large-scale cellular mitosis in that time. I estimate that within the year the world will be overrun by this podcast. O, the horrors... More
  • The JIM Show - World 1-1 ft. Jeanette Garcia and Daryl Rodriguez - Episode 128

    Jeanette Garcia and Daryl Rodriguez grace the podcast with their presence this week. The documentary duo masterminded the Kickstarted World 1-1 documentary about the beginnings of the video game industry and the rise and fall of Atari. They talked with tons of important and (sadly) obscure developers who pioneered video game development before it was even a thing that existed. Listen to Jack, Daniel, and Jeremy pelter them with questions. Oh, and we talk about the new New 3DS XL. More

    Jeanette Garcia and Daryl Rodriguez grace the podcast with their presence this week. The documentary duo masterminded the Kickstarted World 1-1 documentary about the beginnings of the video game industry and the rise and fall of Atari. They talked with... More
  • The JIM Show - Episodes 103 - 125

    It was recently brought to our attention that many in the Game Informer community thought that the JIM Show had gone the way of the dodo and died a quiet death. That could not be further from the truth! More

    It was recently brought to our attention that many in the Game Informer community thought that the JIM Show had gone the way of the dodo and died a quiet death. That could not be further from the truth! Myself, Jeremy Brown, and Daniel Jones got wrapped... More
  • GamerGate's Origins And What It Is Now

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    I'm going to do my best to relay what I have seen from GamerGate over the last couple months. I talked for several days with a number of ardent supporters, watched hundreds of interactions on social media, and watched hours of videos linked to me as evidence supporting the movement. I talked with people outside of the video game industry to get their perspective on recent events. This is how I've seen GamerGate. This article, as with all articles that I write, only represents my own stance. I do not speak for the organizations with which I work.

    My female friends in the video game industry are scared. More

    I'm going to do my best to relay what I have seen from GamerGate over the last couple months. I talked for several days with a number of ardent supporters, watched hundreds of interactions on social media, and watched hours of videos linked to me... More
  • The JIM Show - Extra JIMS and Prize Winners

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    Over the past week (and a bit beyond) we've been randomly picking from people leaving comments on our blogs to give out free Steam games. This blog announces the winners and contains a few clips of content that we cut from our hour long episodes!... More
  • The JIM Show - Breaking Naughty Dog & Leaving Our Calling COD - Episode 102

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    In the first portion of this two part episode, Jeremy Brown, Jack Gardner (kinda), and Daniel Jones talk about what the heck is happening at Naughty Dog in the wake of many high profile members of the development team leaving the company. Things go along... More
  • The JIM Show - The Tangentlemen ft. Tangentlemen - Episode 101

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    Jack and Daniel ditch Jeremy this week to hang out with the start up indie studio Tangentlemen and talk about the glamorous world of independent development. Also, we decided to stop having seasons because triple digit numbers are impressive. Music for... More