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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 113: Shovel Knight, Watch Dogs, TWAU Episode 5

Back from our lengthy hiatus with a lengthy rundown of what we've been playing lately. The gang dishes on The Wolf Among Us Episode 5, Watch Dogs, Shovel Knight, Dark Souls, 1001 Spikes, and so much more. Our Watch Dogs analysis will shock and amaze you! (no it actually won't)

Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, and Mike "your enjoyment must be approved by me" Bracken.

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes Second Opinion

War Does Change

Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes Review Screenshot

HIGH The slow-mo reflex mechanic that kicked in to save my ass countless times.

LOW Hitting "Restart Checkpoint" because a guard saw me across the map.

WTF That time a guard shot me from one foot away ... with a rocket launcher.

State of Decay: Lifeline Review

Taking the Fight to 'Em

State of Decay Lifeline Review Screenshot

HIGH Watching an airstrike wipe out dozens of zombies in an orgy of carnage.

LOW Having no idea where my molotov is going to land after I've thrown it.

WTF No, be my guest and charge that juggernaut, Mr. Injured Accountant Armed With A Letter Opener.

Watch Dogs Second Opinion

Feature Creep

Watch Dogs Review Screenshot

HIGH "Tailing" a target by jumping from camera to camera.

LOW The pointless sideplot with Defalt.

WTF Why did we even have that bit with Jordi in the finale?

Watch Dogs Review

Hacking Into My Heart

Watch Dogs Review Screenshot

HIGH Remote-triggering a guard's grenade and watching him accidentally throw it at another guard.

LOW The game's story is a total afterthought.

WTF Was this really the best licensed soundtrack Ubisoft could throw together?

Infamous: Second Son Review

The Paint Washes Off

Infamous Second Son Review Screenshot

HIGH Crossing the city by gliding and jumping through satellite dishes without ever touching the ground.

LOW The overlong pattern fights against Augustine.

WTF The feds let Augustine destroy all these bridges? Do they have any idea how much a bridge costs?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 112: The Xbox Diskinected

The Xbox 180 is now truly complete. With Microsoft's announcement that they are dropping the Kinect requirement for the Xbox One, early adopters have been perturbed in droves. We happen to have three such fellows on the show to talk about their reactions, and if this was really a necessary move. Featuring Richard Naik, Mike Bracken, Ashley King, and special guest Aaron from the Gameenthus podcast. Special thanks to RushJet1 for the intermission music!

NOTE: this episode was recorded on May 17th, so it's a bit out of date. Apologies!

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Xbox Kinect 0:12-0:52

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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 111: The podcast with Soul...s

Only 5 years late to the Souls party, Richard assembles four of our favorite guests and an old friend to talk about Demons, Darkness, Death, more Death, and Determination in From Software's Souls series, preceded by a brief watcha been playin. Featuring Richard Naik, Tim "Lego" Spaeth, Michael "Easy Street" Cunningham, Kristin "Covenant" Taylor, and Samantha "Tell Me Everything You Know" Allen.

0:00-0:07 Intro

0:07-0:23 Watcha been playin

0:23-0:50 At what point did you "get" your first Souls game?

0:50-1:15 What makes Souls challenging for you personally?

1:15-1:27 Invading-have you ever done it?

1:27-1:39 The future of Souls

1:39-1:43 Pitch a Souls game to someone unfamiliar with the series

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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 110: TWAU Episode 3 and Listener Qs

The latest Wolf Among Us episode is out and we can't wait to talk about who we did and did not murder. Also featuring a fresh round of listener questions and some good old fashioned watcha been playin. With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Sinan Kubba, and Richard Naik

0:00-0:02-Intros

0:02-0:48-Watcha Been Playin

0:48-1:15-The Wolf Among Us Episode 3 (spoilers)

1:17-1:38-Listener Questions

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It’s Better To Make Something: In Defense of GTAV’s Story (Or Maybe A Third of It, Anyway)

GTA V Michael

Michael DeSanta is an angry, broken man.

His wife and children have deserted him. His wealth does not satisfy him. His return to a life of crime—while initially invigorating—has landed him in an interagency war between the FIB and the IAA. It's also brought Trevor Phillips back into his life, forcing him to confront the sins of his past in a way he hoped he would never have to.

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