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  • The Best Games Period - Episode 42 - The Nintendo Switch

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    Since new consoles aren't announced every day from a major manufacturer, this week's episode focuses squarely on Nintendo's recent reveal of the Switch, their upcoming next-gen device that can be a console or handheld gaming device. Jeremy... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 41 - Flower

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    While the first attempt at recording Episode 41 might have failed due to technical difficulties, we've returned this week with a brand new and totally original discussion of Flower, the PlayStation 3's 2009 indie darling. While playing as the... More
  • The Best Games Period - Honorable Mention - Skies of Arcadia

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    Back in the mists of the year 2000, Sega and Overworks released a game for the Dreamcast called Skies of Arcadia. The title made a name for itself as one of the finest RPGs available on the system - some people even argued that it was one of the best... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 40 - Ocarina of Time

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    One of the monoliths that has topped the lists of the best video games of all-time, we're finally doing it. What it you ask? The game that has to come up at some point in every conversation about the best games of all-time: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina... More
  • The Best Games Period - Honorable Mention - You Must Build A Boat

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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 39 - Okami

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    Two games concluded the run of Capcom's golden age of IP development with their semi-independent Clover Studio: God Hand and Okami. There are few games with the pedigree of Okami; directed by Hideki Kamiya (the creator of Viewtiful Joe, Devil May... More
  • 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