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6:23 PM on 03.29.2013

The Low(er) Tier Podcast: Episode 7 - Look At Me Ma

Welcome back to episode 7 of The Low(er) Tier. This week we look at SimCity, Sarkeesian and Jesse makes eye contact with his mom. While not pulling out. Yeah..... We continue our decent into filth. We also are giving away 5 copies of Sword of the Stars: The Pit which was just reviewed and that's about all we have for you this time. Until episode 8 fools.

Episode 7 - Look At Me Ma

To enter to win SWOTS: The Pit, just leave a comment below telling us why we should give it to you!   read

12:17 AM on 03.15.2013

Happy Birthday Neiro/Destructoid (NSFW)

The Low(er) Tier's Latrell has made quite the lovely happy birthday video. Sit back, relax and enjoy:

Happy birthday Destructoid and Neiro, from all of The Low(er) Tier.

Don't forget to check out our newest episode and numerous contests: Linkage   read

11:36 PM on 03.13.2013

LTP - Ep. 6: Uncensored with Kids feat: Revuhlooshun and MrCharleeB

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd: NOW, we are officially back. Not, some silly blog post(that has a totally awesome contest attached). Nope, the real deal right hurr. This is episode 6. It features horrible connections, bad microphones, more cussing and horrible behavior than ever and Latrell and Mike's kids. Wholesome stuff folks. We are also very proud to have Dtoid superstar and opponent of voting, Revuhlooshun, as well as some asshole named MrCharleeB. Truly an amazing awesome show. Oh snap! We also have two MORE games to give away? That's right, you can also win Super House of Dead Ninjas and Anodyne (Soundtrack Edition). To win either of these, leave a comment below, telling us your favorite moment from this episode. Be specific or you won't win shit. We will back next week folks (really), so the you have until then to enter.

Episode 6 - Uncensored with Kids

Now have some screens for the games featured in our current giveaway:

Super House of Dead Ninjas:


We would like to thank the devs at Megadev and also Sean Hogan and Jon Kittaka for their generous donations. If you don't win, support these fine folks. Not enough awesome devs out there and this bunch, is top notch.   read

12:21 AM on 03.12.2013

Eesh, been awhile. + Contest Time: Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army

[Here at the The Low(er) Tier, we aspire to be more than just podcasters. We want to bug you with written words also. From time to time, we will take turns writing and we ask that you allow us to vomit these words on and into you. Be our baby bird and let us be your mamma.]

What up folks? Mike/Phil here. We know it's been awhile since we put out an episode. We are sorry to the few of you that listen. I mean that. As we've pushed forward doing this thing, people have come and gone (look at the sidebar now). I'm very thankful to have done this with all them and so honored to have had them help me. Life gets in the way though, schedules collide, all sorts of stuff happens when you podcast. It's weird and stressful. Right now, I've been working on episode six for almost two weeks now. Had my first edit get corrupted, then had a late interview to put in and then other responsibilities have kept me from finishing. We had a blog to put out and that straight disappeared. It's weird maybe, but this stuff worries and stresses me. It's ok though. It also allows to have fun with my friends and (hopefully) entertain you folks.

Another fun thing that a few of us have gotten into is; developing our own game. A friend has done the concept art/main art and all around design and Jesse and I are plugging away at the development part. We don't have any more to say on that at the moment, but it's really exciting and fun stuff. Especially for me. I'm 31, an old man in the games world. I gave up my dream of working on games or just in this industry, a long time ago. Now here I am, living my fucking dream at 31. That's so insane and awesome to me. I've been floating on cloud nine for a couple weeks now. The tools and guides to this stuff is so plentiful and cheap, if not outright free. I never could have imagined this, back in the days of C++ and Visual Basic. As I said in my recaps today, I'm a busy ass man these days, but goddamn am I happy with it.

Now onto the part where I buy your love. This time the lovely folks at Rebellion have been kind enough to give us a 4-pack of Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army for Steam. This is a damn fun game. I'm a huge fan of the Sniper Elite series myself and I enjoy CoD zombies as well. So at first glance I was sold already. I'm now about 4 hours into the game and damn. That's all I can say. This is a really tense, fun shooter. It absolutely shines in co-op too. The minute you see the numbers stacked against you, you will crap your pants. Now I'm a bit of a masochist and have been rolling mostly solo. So it is doable if you don't have friends. It's not like that other games zombie mode alone. This is a fully standalone dealy too. You don't need to own V2 to play it. It has a great horror vibe that will remind you of the 70s and 80s. I just really dig it. I hosted it last week for FNF and I shall be hosting it again. A lot probably. Plus look at the cover art above. Totally metal.

You must be asking, "How do I win?" Simple. leave a comment on this blog, telling us your favorite horror movie of all time and why you love it(or hate it) so much. If you don't watch horror, I want to know what movie/tv show/whatever, scares you the most and why then. I don't want comedies or spoof movies either. You little butt munches follow the rules or I'll let Smurfee in your house while you sleep. I'll give him the mayo too.

Contest Ends: March 18th

-Mike   read

1:08 AM on 02.12.2013

I Ruin Everything For Myself! YAY!!! + Contest Time

Hey, Mike/PhilKenSebben here with a quick intro. This our first in an ongoing series of blogs written by Low(er) Tier member: Lola/ThatDocktorGirl. We hope you enjoy and if not.... well, you know what I have to say. Read on after the article to find out how you can win one of two Steam copies of Dishonored (Lola's fav from 2012, HAHA) or one of 15 beta keys for The Showdown Effect (also Steam).

Hey everybody! So this is article one from yours truly, ThatDocktorGirl.

In regards to the title; I’ve started playing Silent Hill, and in doing so I’ve completely destroyed any connection or engaged reaction that I could have had for the other games in the series. This is down to me starting off with Silent Hill Downpour. And all the Silent Hill fans right now are like “you idiot!! You should have started with 2 at least!!” I’m like that with myself right now anyway!

I’d never really had a thought about Silent Hill up until recently, and talking to someone who’s the hugest fan of Silent Hill 2 you could ever possibly come across. And I’d read previews of Downpour and it seemed cool. But I’m from the Isle of Man. And getting Downpour was a long wait and I only saw it by chance; it was in with a load of pre-owned stuff, and I just grabbed and got it, because I’d probably never see a copy of it in that store ever again.

So I got Downpour, and I have no prior experience or knowledge of Silent Hill, what it’s like, how scary it is - nothing at all. I’d heard of it, and the movies… For some reason I blanked it completely. Not out of anything though, just glossed over it. This is how bad I didn’t know - I thought Pyramid Head was dark green… Until I googled him… I don’t know why about that either… At all… SH fans - I am sorry.

I seriously regret playing Downpour first, or to be honest, even getting it. I should have just got the originals to play on my PS2, for the following reasons;

First of all, littered across forums and blogs is stuff about this “Silent Hill Formula” - basically the way the game plays out, and is designed or something all follows a pattern - you know, begins with a dream, then the real story starts, and how they get to the town and all that (I will be honest, I drifted off reading about it… But at least I did some homework). So starting playing Downpour I was a bit confused until that clicked in that the first part‘s a dream. Also, where I am right now - just reached the town. Why am I releasing little blue birds??? Is that part of it to? Is that a thing?

Secondly, the enemies. Holy fucking shit. I did not know what I was in for at all. Those screamer chicks remind me of the ghosty fuckers in Deadly Premonition that do a skittery limbo towards you. And they fucking creep me right the fuck out. Also, got told about the dolls… I am not looking forward to them, not one bit. Especially the first time you see one; if you follow me on Twitter, keep an eye out for when I reach that point in the game! I might implode with swears and tears. (I have a tendency to pause and tweet, just so I have a reason to pause the terror I’m facing.)

And it’s not just being scared of them - the first real enemy, in the Diner Otherworld, that red vortex thing… Let me talk you through my initial reaction;
“ hmm I’ve just been dragged into some weird realm. Realms have vortexs which you travel through… Oh look, a vortex!! Lets run straight into it, it might take me back to the proper world… *dies*… maybe I should run from it… Like Murphy yelled out to… Not into it… I’m not cut out for this…”

Third of all, which is why I regret not starting with 2; I have no emotional connection to Murphy at all, except for the fact that his first name is the same first name as my favourite McManus brother in Boondock Saints. That is as much as I care about him. And I don’t like that - I love getting a connection, having my heart go out to a character, getting a little bit over-attached (my heart broke over Alistair in Dragon Age Origins… Devastated. I’m still bitter. If you played as a Female Noble who accepts flowers - you will know and understand.)

Now this is where I ruined the whole series for myself. I fucking googled them to see what I’d missed; I’d stupidly assumed they were all connected - and I was very wrong, and in doing so annihilated any surprises. Read the plots on Wiki didn‘t I… now know too much to be able to enjoy them if I got them. And that’s how you ruin a whole fucking franchise for yourself boys and girls!!!

I really would have loved SH 2. And I’ve blown that up completely. I know the whole story, the endings, what colour Pyramid Head actually is… Too much to be able to play it and feel the way I would have probably done given that I started with that and not fucking googled. I’m too curious for my own good when I want to be.

Also, reading online - a LOT of people do not even consider Downpour as a proper Silent Hill game, as it’s not the same people, it’s not Team Silent, who created the originals. WHY WASN’T THAT THE FIRST THING I READ?!?!?!?! It would have saved me so much self loathing over all this. *sigh*

So yeah, me and franchises don’t really get along it seems… And now Dead Space 3 is out, I am not jumping into it and putting myself back on the previous games. This bitch is gonna play them in the order that EA intended… Learning from my mistakes in action! x

Silly, silly lady. While I thought Downpour was pretty good myself, definitely NOT the place to start. Alright, now, you little bastards want to know how to win stuff, right? RIGHT? Well, for Dishonored, I want you to leave a comment, telling us the most dishonorable thing you've done in your life (this should be fun). For The Showdown Effect, name your favorite 80s or early 90s action movie. As always we will pick our favorites and notify the winners via pm. you have until Friday. -Phil   read

10:49 PM on 02.08.2013

The Low(er) Tier Podcast: Episode 5 - A Moment of Silence feat: Zombie Platypus

Close enough....

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to The Low(er) Tier. Today/tonight, we bring you episode 5. In this episode Daniel and Mike rant. Latrell interviews forum celebrity Zombie Platypus and we go longer than we ever have before. This is our first (almost) 2 hr episode. No Contest Time this week (sorry), due to Mike's stupid surgery and new found addiction to painkillers, but winners of last time's have been notified via pm. That's all for episode news, so let's strap in for the ride, but don't tune out! Scroll below the link, to find our newest member!

Here be yer link mateys: Episode 5: A Moment of Silence

I bet scrolling down this far was hard, wasn't it? Now, we do have some very exciting news. A new addition to The Low(er) Tier family! Lola/ThatDocktorGirl, who shall be heading up our new bi-weekly blog series. On the weeks we don't post episodes, you will have awesome articles from her to look forward to and give you a nice break from the assholes you have to listen to on the show. Without further ado, we shall let her introduce herself:

Hiya, I’m ThatDocktorGirl and I’m the new member of the Low(er) Tier!! I’ll be writing articles on stuff… You know… Basically anything that gets my mind going or something that’s got my attention in past 2 weeks or so. I’ll be the little cheese that packs a punch in the flavour department, between the 2 slices of toasty hot bread that is the podcast… FYI I’m totally lame, if you hadn’t figured that out already…

So I’ve been asked to write a little something to introduce myself, to let you get to know me a bit... First of all, feel free to call me Lola; ThatDocktorGirl is just my main “identifier”. I’m 20, from the Isle of Man. I started playing video games at about 6 years old - my first game is still awesome to this day, it was Parrappa the Rapper - and I still know all the words to the first rap!

The kinda games I like are totally varied. If I had to put a genre on it though, it’d be action - but I need a story to connect with it, or some kinda hook to just grab me. I can’t just play a game for the sake of it, or for whatever social value it has if it doesn’t have that special appeal to me.

I can’t say for definite my all time top game, but the 3 that stand out for me (and this might tell you about me more than I actually can) are BioShock, Lollipop Chainsaw and Devil May Cry 3. They’ve all got a special place in my heart. I would have included Borderlands 2 in that list, but that’s only cuz Handsome Jack is the man of dreams…

I’ve never come across a game I’ve outright hated from the get-go - I rarely don’t not-like a game - but there has been one I stopped playing which grabbed me at the start, and then bored me out of my mind before the 3rd level was up. I was more disappointed in it - was so looking forward to it and now I can’t play it cuz it’s not enough for this girl… I’m talking about Dishonored by the way =)

Outside of games, I love Batman!!! Mainly for the villains mind; if you follow me on Twitter, straight up it’s obvious I love The Riddler. “Hush” was the first one I read… I was just hooked straight away - I like to think I have quite a respectable collection of Batman graphic novels and comics now. I can even rock a Harley Quinn impression yo!!

I like my anime and manga too - Black Butler, H.O.T.D, Ouran High School Host Club, Chaos Head - my favourite manga however (and I’d love to know how many of you know this) is Kitchen Princess - it’s super cute!! It’s a romantic little story about an orphan girl trying to find the love of her life (she has his spoon). Plus it gives you recipes like strawberry shortcake and stuff - it’s so girly and lovely!!

Away from all of that - which I doubt I’m gonna be able to fit into any conversation here - I’m a huge follower of fashion. When I’m not reading or playing anything, I’m looking at fashion blogs on my fave clothing sites, going through the multi-country twitter accounts of my bible aka Vogue. I’m a total girly girl when I wanna be.

Well there ya go… I’m not the best at talking about myself in any way, but get me going about any of the above, it’s quite hard to stop me from rambling on and on. You will find that out soon, I’m positive of that. I am quite approachable - so you can always leave a comment here and I’ll get back to you.

Cheers kiddos x   read

7:48 PM on 01.12.2013

The Low(er) Tier Podcast: Episode 4 - Deadly Serious

Welcome back to another lovely edition of The Low(er) Tier Podcast. Fully entering the fold this week is Latrell/Used_ta_be. Welcome him with open arms or some shit. This week we are throwing something different at you. We have two different episode lengths, a short, concise one and a longer more bullshit filled one. Let us know what ya think in the comments. This week also see's another installment of Contest Time. Listen to the episode to find out how to enter. Up for grabs this week: Torchlight 2 (4 Copies) and Super Hexagon (10 Copies). Top 4 winners will receive a copy of each, while the last 6, will only receive Super Hexagon. Get to listening. Winners will be notified via pm.

Episode 4 - Deadly Serious (Short)

Episode 4 - Deadly Serious (Long)   read

11:54 PM on 12.24.2012

The Low(er) Tier Returns + Contest Time's X-Mas Blowout (feat. Used_Ta_Be)

Merry Chrimbus Everyone! Low(er) Tier Podcast has returned. Yes, we've been gone a month and we are sorry. We know all 3 of you were dying inside. Moving along, this is not a traditional episode. Its a short, to the point, drunken x-mas party, with hard edits and bad sound, featuring our guest: Used_Ta_Be. What an awesome guest he was too. Also in this episode, Low(er) Tier's Contest Time comes blazing back with a huge Steam/Desura giveaway. For details on how to enter, listen to the episode and Daniel and Mike will pick their favorites and announce the winner January 1st. Below is a list of the prize packages (all packages include 1 copy of listed game).

Good Luck and Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays from Low(er) Tier and mother fudging Latrell Washington ;)

Episode 3 - Drunken Xmas Party

Prize Details:

Grand Prize (1)
Secret Files 1 and 2
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire + DLC
Dead Island GOTY
Shank 2
Mark of The Ninja
Don't Starve
Hotline Miami
Teleglitch (redeems on Desura)
Thirty Flights of Loving
Serious Sam 3 + DLC
WH40K - Dawn of War GOTY

Runners-Up A (2)
Secret Files 1 and 2
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire + DLC
Teleglitch (redeems on Desura)
Thirty Flights of Loving
Hotline Miami

Runners-Up B (2)
Secret Files 1 and 2
Who Wants to Be A Millionaire + DLC
Teleglitch (redeems on Desura)
Hotline Miami

Pity Package (3)
Hotline Miami

So yeah, as you can see, not giving away much. Just a little bit. Now, none of this would be possible without the amazing support from the developers, publishers and dtoiders listed below. Thank you all so much, for making this possible.

Developers and Publishers...

Olivier - Ronimo Games
Maurice Tan - Deep Silver
Corey Rollins - Klei Entertainment
Nigel - Devolver Digital
Edvin - The Teleglitch Team
Justin - Subset Games
Sos Sosowski
Brendon - Blendo Games


Chris Carter/Magnalon
Smurfee McGee

You all are so awesome and amazing. We can't thank you enough. Now, excuse us while we go make a real episode for next week. Thanks for listening!

UPDATE: CONTEST OVER! Winners notified through PMs   read

10:52 AM on 11.08.2012

The Low(er) Tier Podcast - Ep.2: The Killing Joke

Welcome ladies and gentlemen, to episode 2 of The Low(er) Tier podcast. This episode sees the loss of co-host Jesse. RIP friend. You will be missed.

In this episode, Daniel and I give you some news, discuss fanboys and reviewers and yell about no one trying to win Assassin's Creed 3 (YOU HAVE UNTIL THE 15TH PEOPLE). We worked hard on this one, so we hope you folks enjoy it. Hit the link below to download and leave any questions or comments in the....erm....comments. ALSO ENTER THE DAMN CONTEST, FFS.

The Low(er) Tier Podcast - Episode 2: The Killing Joke


4:46 PM on 10.31.2012

The Rise of Low(er) Tier Podcast + Contest Time

Low tier

1. Opposite of Top tier

2. Usually the one of the worst and often un-picked character in a game. This character is usually never chosen in serious play, and more times than not has bad attacks and low defense.

3. Not great, bad

Welcome to the first episode of the Low(er) Tier podcast. This episode is about getting to know our hosts; Daniel, Jesse and Mike. This episode also features Mike's contest time series of.....erm...contests and their new home: Low(er) Tier. So find out how to win your own copy of Assassin's Creed 3 (PS3) by listening in. Also leave your thoughts in the comments below (and anything else down there too) and ask any questions you have for us in next weeks show. Thanks for listening (YOU DAMN WELL BETTER)!

Episode 1 - The Rise of Low(er) Tier

I would like to give credit to Ninjapresident for our outro music. He is amazing. He is also our VP of the Congress of sound for our show and one of our graphic designers.

Intro music was Spose - Under Control from his Preposterously Dank album.   read

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