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One day, I get a text from Jack Gardner saying that Jeremy and him wanted me to play Slender for some kind of advertisement for Team GIO and Extra-Life. I had seen this game on videos online but it didn't look that scary, so I figured why not?
One year ago, Jeremy Brown and I started this weird little thing we like to call a podcast. Somehow, we fooled a bunch of people into listening to us ramble on and on about video games and any other junk that entered our brains. We are ever so grateful to all of you for putting up with our crap and giving us a reason to get out of bed in the morning. We like to show that gratitude every week with our shout-outs...
James Holmes had just murdered a dozen people and injured 58 more. Now he sat in the parking lot unremorseful, waiting for the police to take him to the Aurora Colorado Police Station. "I am the Joker," he told the officers who took him into custody and, like his villainous role-model, has since shut down, simply refusing to cooperate with investigators. Judging from what I know about the case (and I could be completely wrong, rendering this entire post pointless) Holmes admired the Joker character, who favors the unprejudiced nature of chaos over the righteousness of order. He had dyed his hair orange mimicking the look of The Joker and in modeling his actions after those of the famous villain, he calmly executed a brutal attack on the midnight showing of Dark Knight Rises early last Friday morning.
Jack returns this week to have a bunch of in-depth discussions about various games. We tackle the Mass Effect 3 ending DLC and get into a very heated discussion about the value of the new endings. Then we tackle Half-Life 2 and discuss why Jack has never finished it and why Jeremy isn't blown away by it. I get offended and my fanboy comes out, baring fangs like a rabid dog in a corner.
This week Jeremy and I are flying solo...together. Jack couldn't join us this week, so we did a show just the two of us like old times. Don't worry, Jack returns for next week's episode. This episode is actually a few weeks old so thanks for your patience with the outdated topics. But nobody really listens to us for up to the minute breaking news anyway do they? If so, they're doing it wrong. After Jeremy tells a couple stories about his experiences with customer service people (seriously, dude's go problems), I give my review of Ridley Scott's Alien prequel-ish film Prometheus.
We also chat about the games we're playing at the moment including why Jeremy and I aren't too enthralled with The Witcher 2. Jack talks about the Uncharted games and why he doesn't like Uncharted 2 as much as Uncharted 3 (blasphemy!).
A week ago Mray posted a blog listing all of the games he has achieved a 1000 gamerscore or received a Platinum trophy in and just today I read a similar blog by Jolt the Cynic. So I decided to join the fun and list all the games I've platinum'd. Here they are:
This week we welcome the smooth vocal chords of Dean aka Born4This to the show. It's our first annual E3 spectacular and boy is it spectacular! We cover all the big games, announcements and press conferences. We have some intense discussions and though we get a little negative about some of the showings, we have plenty of good stuff to say as well.
This week has been jam packed with glimpses of the future of gaming as demos and trailers pour out of E3 at the L.A. Convention Center. Thought provoking concepts (Watch Dogs), gorgeous visuals (God of War: Ascension) emotional stories (The Last of Us) and cinematic blockbusters (Star Wars 1313) all somehow left me feeling a little underwhelmed. So, to cure my case of jaded gamer syndrome, I decided to take a break from current gen gaming and travel back to a fondly remembered gem of my youth called Primal Rage.
I've been a member of the GIO community for a few years and I've seen it grow from fairly modest beginnings into what it is today. (But honestly, how modest can the website for the sixth largest magazine in the world actually be?) Every month seems to bring new faces and points of view to the site and it has become daunting for me to keep up.
Tara Reid and pine cones! This episode is book-ended by two unusual topics but in between it is full of witty banter and we talk about Jeremy building a PC, Jack's first day as a Game Informer intern and my adventures in pseudo journalism! Pseudo-seriously, amateur.