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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NOTE: this episode was recorded on May 17th, so it's a bit out of date.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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Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Second Opinion

Monster Disappointment

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Review Screenshot

HIGH I don't know... the giant bird fight?

LOW Oh, good, another magically-sealed area where I have to kill 80 monsters to proceed.

WTF "These monsters are just too cute to kill! Here, player, you do it."

Bound By Flame Review

Hot Mess

Bound by Flame Review Screenshot

HIGH The first two chats with the demon, and a nifty skillset for Vulcan.

LOW Having my partner glitch out and disappear when I needed backup.

WTF I gotta collect crystals? What is this, a joke?

Diablo III Second Opinion

Stay awhile and loot things

Diablo III Review Screenshot

HIGH Beating Diablo without using any Health Globes

LOW Getting my Hardcore Wizard to level 10...and dying.

WTF This is a game about keeping demons from overrunning Earth. I'd be disappointed if it weren't firmly in WTF territory.

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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Conception II: Children Of The Seven Stars Review

Boring anime girls talking about boobs

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HIGH The premise is pleasantly bizarre.

LOW The dungeons put me to sleep (literally!) more than once.

WTF Putting newborns on the front lines is terrible parenting.

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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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Review

Do Over!

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HIGH The music during the Ultima Weapon fight.

LOW Lag death.

WTF Someone needs to give Square-Enix an intervention for their crystal addiction.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 109: Pointless

After Sinan Kubba taxed the GameCritics brains in a Big Red Potion quiz, he's back in the hotseat to chuck another assortment of strange rules and horrible questions at Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik and Chi "Sea Breeze" Kong Lui.

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Dark Souls II Second Opinion

Spiritual Salvation

Dark Souls 2 Review Screenshot

HIGH Conquering the Gargoyles on my own after countless defeats.

LOW Accidentally killing an NPC after 50 hours of trying to not kill NPCs.

WTF Why is it even possible to miss the tutorial area?

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