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  • The Best Games Period - Episode 38 - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

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    The gang is back together this week and all ready to talk about the defining first-person shooter of the last console generation. The 2007 release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare changed the way almost all FPS developers approached multiplayer and paved... More
  • A Conversation Regarding No Man's Sky

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    During the episode of The Best Games Period on Bastion a few weeks ago, Daniel and Jack got off on a particularly long and detailed tangent on the subject of No Man's Sky. This wasn't a planned part of the episode, just an interesting back and... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 37 - Mark of the Ninja

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    The stealth genre is one that has historically been populated by a smattering of high profile hits like Metal Gear Solid or Thief and more than a few attempts that failed to leave more than a lingering impression. Not many companies were looking to take... More
  • 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
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