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  • The Best Games Period - Episode 10 - Final Fantasy XII

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    For our tenth episode we cover the twelfth main entry in the Final Fantasy series. Though initially releasing to some of the best reviews of any Final Fantasy title, time has solidified XII's status as the black sheep of the series. Does its groundbreaking... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 9 - Braid

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    When Braid released on the Xbox 360's fledgling Xbox Live service, it changed everything for the indie games industry. It broke the barrier between artistic game development and more entrenched industry institutions. Its legacy is hard to ignore.... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 8 - Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

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    Between the launches of Heavenly Sword and DmC: Devil May Cry, Ninja Theory released Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Though it sold a lackluster number of copies, the 2010 title went on to achieve a cult following. Players take on the role of the world... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 7 - Metal Gear Solid 4

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    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, once thought to be the conclusion to the entire Metal Gear Solid franchise, received almost universal acclaim when it released in 2008. Hideo Kojima's creative vision of a near future in which both government... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 6 - The Best Games (of 2015) Period

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    A ton of amazing games came out during 2015. Jeremy, Daniel, and Jack bring their number one game of the year along with one honorable mention apiece. What game will be remembered as one of the best games period in several years? Feel free to share your... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 5 - Dark Forces and KotOR

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    People have Star Wars on the brain for some reason. To honor that popular trend, Daniel and Jack present the Star Wars games they believe should be considered one of the best games period: Dark Forces and Knights of the Old Republic. Jeremy goes AWOL... More
  • 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
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