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12:35 PM on 02.09.2016

Room to Share: Why More People Playing Games Is a Good Thing

I didn't like to share things much as a kid. Being plenty introverted as well as the youngest of three, I wasn't put in too many positions where I needed to open up my inner space to other people. So when it eventually happe...   read

4:17 AM on 02.04.2016

A Corrin and Bayonnaise Salad: An Early Look At the New Smashers

The latest (and last[?]) additions to Smash 4 come to us in the form of the much maligned Corrin and the much anticipated Bayonetta. While Corrin's addition is considered and eye-roll because he's yet Fire Emblem c...   read

12:19 PM on 01.24.2016

That Old Miyamoto Quote is Outdated

"A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is bad forever."  This quote, or some variation of it, has been bandied about on the internet attached in comment sections to news stories about delayed game...   read

10:20 AM on 01.22.2016


[In Podtoid Episode 233: "Anal Siege 2: Analectric Boogalanal", Jim suddenly breaks into a rendition of the Pokémon theme song about Jonathan Holmes. This was shortly before the moratorium on "anal talk" because it was start...   read

4:11 PM on 01.14.2016

What VR Also Means: More First Person and More Motion Control

2016, and it's being called "The Year of VR" with Facebook's (*shudder*) Oculus Rift launching later and Sony, HTC, Microsoft, and others following suit probably not much later. So far, the discussion has been largely about t...   read

1:18 PM on 01.10.2016

Blind Spots: Great Games I've Never Played

Everyone likes a nice digestible list! Quite simply, it's a list of some high profile and critically lauded games I've just never played, and some reasons (excuses) why I haven't. Some might be games I've attempted and droppe...   read

3:11 PM on 01.06.2016

Does Art Deserve Our Loyalty? (and other musings)

I'm going to try to tackle a broad subject today, it touches on the tips of a few icebergs, but my goal is just to get some discussion going (I think that's the best use of this space, anyway). To start, I'm going to lay ...   read

11:52 AM on 01.02.2016

Is Fallout 4 a Disappointment?

It was game of the year discussion time once again, and boy has this been a year. With no shortage of games to play that means there's even more to talk about when narrowing down games to fit into articles meant to generate...   read

6:43 AM on 12.29.2015

Metroid: Isolation

Hey all. So recently I was listening to the latest Retronauts episode about the early Metroid series, and toward the end the panelists began speculating about what they wanted to see in a new game in the long-neglected...   read

9:42 AM on 12.28.2015

"Hooking Up The Wii U"

[Sterling on Holmes struggling to set up the Wii U from "Podtoid 227.5 Wii U Launch Day". A particularly hilarious Jim story.]I'm seeing a woman with horn-rimmed glasses -- this is how I'm seeing you -- a woman with horn-rimm...   read

11:10 AM on 11.05.2015

Playing Your Favorite Game

The game cover, the one your eyes stop on each time you look at the rest, finally gets picked up after a year. Or two years? The case, a little more worn than the rest, opens to the disc you only see when it's time to go back...   read

9:26 AM on 05.04.2015

What I'd Like to See In Silent Hill

Ah, Silent Hill, it's a series that at once calls to my heart and pushes me away. My personal experience with the series is very limited, having only played through Silent Hill 2 a couple times and that was quite a ways ...   read

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