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  • The Best Games Period - Episode 36 - Bastion

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    Supergiant Games released Bastion on Xbox 360, followed shortly by a PC release, back in 2011. It smashed onto the indie scene with isometric action and light RPG elements. The art design from Jen Zee, the musical work from Darren Korb, and a groundbreaking... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 35 - Dragon Age: Origins

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    BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins released for PC and console back in 2009, presenting a wholly original fantasy world with a highly refined strategic RPG system. It offered players complex moral dilemmas and a reactive, entertaining cast of characters... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 34 - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (ft. Emily Reese)

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    The wonderful Emily Reese, from the lovely Level with Emily Reese podcast, joins the show this week to discuss the only Grand Theft Auto title that captures the spirit of the 1980s complete with neon lights, drugs, and crazy fashion. Equal parts homage... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 33 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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    FUS RO DAH! This week the gang tackles Bethesda's sprawling open-world RPG, Skyrim. The 2011 title released in an incredibly buggy state, but became one of the first major cases of post-release patching. Critics heaped acclaim onto Skyrim, praising... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 32 - God of War

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    2005's God of War set a new standard for the action-adventure genre for the following several years. The PS2 classic rolled in game of the year accolades and catapulted Sony's Santa Monica Studio into the limelight as one of their most important... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 31 - BioShock

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    When BioShock launched in 2007 for Xbox 360 and PC, it transported players to a world lost to time and some not-so-subtle Randian-inspired madness. Players navigated a city embroiled in self-obsessed insanity brimming with otherworldly powers and twisted... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 30 - Gone Home

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    Amidst the blockbuster games of 2013 like BioShock Infinite and The Last of Us, a little game from an unknown indie studio almost single-handedly established a genre. The Fullbright Company's Gone Home was met with critical acclaim, commercial success... More
  • The Best Games Period - Honorable Mention - Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

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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 shorter mini-casts, Honorable Mentions, to talk about... More
  • 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
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