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11:00 AM on 10.10.2013

Podtoid 273: Julia Child's Ghost Penis

Danny Baranowsky is in the house, back with the Podtoid gang by popular demand. The game composer is on hand to talk about Jonathan going face-down-ass-up, Conrad pottering about in the garden, and Julia Child scaring childre...

Jim Sterling



Indigo Prophecy - Now Bloody Playing photo
Indigo Prophecy - Now Bloody Playing
by Jim Sterling

I fiddle with the temperature knob and get murderous as I play Quantic Dream's true classic, Indigo Prophecy. Laugh along as we murder people in bathrooms, interrogate distraught women, and listen to music about women doin' ya wrong.

Oh Theory of a Deadman. You scallywags!

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9:00 AM on 10.09.2013

Gamers: The Official Picture

Screenshot taken of the comment section of BF4Central.com, in a post about the upcoming Battlefield 4 Battle Packs.  As you can see, it manages to capture absolutely everything about the modern gamer in just two short statements.

Jim Sterling







Legends of Aethereus - Now Bloody Playing photo
Legends of Aethereus - Now Bloody Playing
by Jim Sterling

There probably won't be any more Legends of Dawn, because the game crashed while I was recording and took all the video with it. Buggy game, that is! Fortunately, we have a different legend for you, with Legends of Aethereus

Enjoy the world's most thorough tutorial, and let's kill some Definitely-Not-Orcs!

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Jimquisition: Reasons To Pass On Season Passes photo
Jimquisition: Reasons To Pass On Season Passes
by Jim Sterling

You were promised an episode on season passes, in the wake of Jimquisition complaining about downloadable content. There is a season for all things, and that season has come to pass.

Here is a nice little bit of shouting on why season passes are ridiculous, and why it would behoove you to pass up on the bloody things.

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Review: Beyond: Two Souls photo
Review: Beyond: Two Souls
by Jim Sterling

It's hard to divorce David Cage, the public figure, from the games Quantic Dream makes. He is, after all, a man who put himself in Indigo Prophecy's tutorial, immortalized as the movie director he's always dreamed of being. The self-styled auteur fiercely believes in being the one man with the one vision, and gladly takes credit for his games' success in doing so. 

The auteur theory is all well and good, but it only really works out for a piece of art if the auteur in question is good enough to actually be an auteur. I've believed for years that Cage, while an undoubtedly talented man, is simply not a strong enough creator to be an unchallenged writer and director. If Beyond: Two Souls does anything right, it's prove that belief. 

It demonstrates, beyond doubt, that Hollywood actors, cutting edge-visual technology, and a decent budget mean nothing, if it's all being piled onto a ship with an unsuitable captain. 

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Legends of Dawn - Now Bloody Playing photo
Legends of Dawn - Now Bloody Playing
by Jim Sterling

In what is easily my favorite Now Bloody Playing to date, I battle Skittlers and meet the best voice actors in the world, all with Legends of Dawn!

I had a blast with this one, and you can expect to see much more of it in future. Way too much of it. 

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11:30 AM on 10.03.2013

Podtoid 272: Horses Are Watching A Toy Masturbate

On this week's Podtoid, Jonathan Holmes finally breaks bad, but not before he runs the sexiest dog hotel you ever did see! Elsewhere, Willem Dafoe goes to Heaven and meets a saucy Dolly Parton, while MANY OTHER THINGS HAPPEN!...

Jim Sterling

10:30 AM on 10.02.2013

Rhymedown Spectacular: Cabin Fever

Oh look, more bloody poems for your damn eyeholes.  You are totally allowed to look at this video by clicking on it and watching it until completion. It's okay, I won't mind. I won't tell.

Jim Sterling



Shadow Warrior - Now Bloody Playing photo
Shadow Warrior - Now Bloody Playing
by Jim Sterling

Here's some Shadow Warrior to tide you over while our review is in the works. I go stab stuff up, look for glowing statues, and watch rabbits having sex. All in a day's work for this Stan Bush enthusiast! 

We might do more of this one. Depends how much y'all like it. 

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Review: Rain photo
Review: Rain
by Jim Sterling

Sony has a stable of impressive top-tier game franchises -- Uncharted, Killzone, God of War, the kind of blockbuster productions every console needs to open eyelids among the mainstream users. I, however, will remember Sony's impact on this generation in terms of what it delivered in the shadows of its titans. 

Flower, Journey, Unfinished Swan -- the less glorified games that gave the PlayStation 3 more personality and charm than any of its glossy, big-budget properties. Games often as beautiful as they are bleak, understated games that nonetheless make more of an impact on the player than any billion-dollar explosion could.

Games like Rain, a latecomer that nonetheless deserves to be counted among the PlayStation 3 games that truly mattered in the last five years. 

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Jimquisition: Vertigo photo
Jimquisition: Vertigo
by Jim Sterling

Let's look for a playable woman protagonist in a videogame that doesn't rely on the same pool of restrictive stereotypes as every other playable woman protagonist.

To do this, let's look at a fighting game from 1994. That one about the dinosaurs. Yes, that one. Because I damn well sure can't find many better example. Folks, be prepared ... to RAGE.

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Cookie Clicker - Now Bloody Playing photo
Cookie Clicker - Now Bloody Playing
by Jim Sterling

People keep talking about Cookie Clicker like it's the most amazing game yet, but don't get it.

I don't get it.

I don't get it.

I don't get it.

Click.

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Neverending Nightmares - Now Bloody Playing photo
Neverending Nightmares - Now Bloody Playing
by Jim Sterling

Oh look, it's Neverending Nightmares, that creepy looking adventure game Jonathan talked about the other day. It's only got a few hours left on its Kickstarter, and this video probably won't help it. We can only cross our fingers!

Anyway, I played the demo. You can watch me play it, if you want. 

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Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death  photo
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death
by Jim Sterling

Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death is funny, gloriously shameless, and solid in the action department. It is also, unfortunately, kind of broken in unforgivable ways, and if you get caught in its terrible traps, you could ruin your entire game. 

I wish I could just be showing off how much fun this game is. I can't though. Now I'm sad in my face. 

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10:00 AM on 09.26.2013

Podtoid 271: Tingle's Tiny Tadger

It is an experimental new Podtoid, as this week we recorded the questions segment live! Yes, the question part of the show was broadcast online and we answered queries in REAL TIME! It went of surprisingly well, too.  El...

Jim Sterling