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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 57: The Games of Our Summer Vacation

The crew reunites and wastes no time getting back to doing what they do best: angering the Internet with a brutal dismantling of Bastion. Plus: Sexism in Ms. 'Splosion Man, the failures of L.A. Noire, the joys of Ghost Recon 3DS, and the magnificence of Lost Odyssey. We also debut our new movie segment, and if you like surprises, well, hold onto your wigs and keys, folks. Featuring Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, and Tim "Fresh Beatz" Spaeth.

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Ms. 'Splosion Man Review

Puttin' a Bow on it

Ms. 'Splosion Man Screenshot

HIGH Captures the insanity that made the first game so great.

LOW Checkpoints are generally too far apart.

WTF That's a "curse"? More like a blessing if you ask me...

Comic Jumper Review

Maybe Try a Cliff Next Time

Comic Jumper Screenshot

HIGH Seeing the time machine from TimeCop brought a smile to my face.

LOW Wait, I have to pick just one thing?

WTF Why aren't the annoying Manga angels speaking Japanese?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 20: Xbox Live Summer of Arcade

Sunshine is for losers! We spent our summer vacation indoors, enjoying the offerings of the Xbox Live Summer of Arcade. Well…”enjoying” might be too strong a word. We rundown all five games: Splosion Man, Turtles in Time, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Trials HD, and Shadow Complex. Plus, Mike and Tim red ring within 12 hours of each other! Believe it! Featuring Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, and Tim Spaeth.

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'Splosion Man Review

'Sploding with brilliance

'Splosion Man Screenshot

HIGH The game is elegance incarnate.

LOW Players might be fooled into thinking it's as amiable as The Maw.

WTF The ending is ridiculously (and I mean that literally) awesome.

The Maw Review

A heartwarming tale of a boy and his... sentient, mobile mouth

The Maw Screenshot

HIGH Looks and feels just like a standard retail release.

LOW It's over way too soon.

WTF Any potential sequel is going to have to take place on a much larger scale.

Interview with Twisted Pixel Games

The post-PAX love continues as I'll be featuring a series of interviews with the developers of games from the show that caught my eye. First up is my chat with Frank Wilson, CTO and Engineer at Twisted Pixel Games, and one of the people behind the upcoming XBLA title, The Maw.

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