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8:00 AM on 10.28.2013

Review: Batman: Arkham Origins

Batman: Arkham Origins had to endure a lot of cynicism from the peanut gallery as it rushed headlong from sudden announcement to pre-Christmas release. It's hardly surprising, too -- after the Arkham series earned high c...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 10.24.2013

Podtoid 275: A Moment on the Nips

On this week's episode, the gang opens an authentic Vietnamese restaurant with Jonathan "Lucky Dragon" Holmes' genuine recipes, while Willem Dafoe suffers a nipple-flavored curse at the hands of Brad Dourif. Elsewhere, there ...

Jim Sterling

11:45 AM on 10.24.2013

Killzone: Shadow Fall gifs showcase power and design

The Killzone series has always pushed graphical horsepower as one of its biggest selling points, and it's hard not to get excited at all the pretty lights and motion blur. As such, gorgeous gif images tend to crop up whenever...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 10.21.2013

Day One: Garry's Incident developers censoring criticism

Wild Games Studio, the company behind Day One: Garry's Incident, is currently caught up in a controversy surrounding criticism of its game on YouTube. Immensely popular PC game critic John "TotalBiscuit" Bain has accused the ...

Jim Sterling

4:53 AM on 10.18.2013

Review: Sonic Lost World

While it's still popular to suggest Sonic the Hedgehog hasn't had a decent game in decades, this generation alone has at least shown significant improvements. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 was an enjoyable, if controversial game, whil...

Jim Sterling

1:30 PM on 10.17.2013

Podtoid 274: Twilight Reborn

On this week's Podtoid, the gang opens Boston's best fetish dungeon, Jonathan Holmes preserves the sperm of the greatest living human, Paul Stanley encourages his friends, and stalkers get stalked by stalkers who stalk stalke...

Jim Sterling

11:45 AM on 10.17.2013

Review: The Stanley Parable

How do you review a game like The Stanley Parable? To describe any one part of it is to risk its ruination. To detail what it has to say about game design, the illusion of choice, and the psychology of the gamer is to tell yo...

Jim Sterling





8:00 AM on 10.15.2013

Indigo Prophecy - Now Bloody Playing Pt. 4

Oh look, it's time for more Indigo Prophecy! This time around, we get racist in a bookstore (again), we play basketball by watching basketball and pressing buttons, we push a wheelchair, and we play Simon Says while cutscenes have all the fun.  Indigo Prophecy thrills us all. 

Jim Sterling

5:15 PM on 10.14.2013

Jimquisition: Toxic

There has been much talk about how the gaming world is too toxic, too negative, too full of anger and rage. Jimquisition argues there might be just the right amount of it. The issue is in how it's used.  Anger is a powerful weapon, but like all powerful things, it must be handled with care. Venom can be harnessed to our benefit, provided we be careful not to let it spill into our own faces.

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 10.14.2013

Squirty Play - Iesabel

For some reason, I keep thinking hack n' slash RPGs will make for a good video. I keep getting it wrong, or at least picking the wrong games. This is Iesabel, a game that somehow got greenlit for Steam, despite it being utterly rubbish.  Check it out. It's not good.

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 10.13.2013

Top Ten Legit Pokemon

With Pokemon X and Y now out for public consumption, you're probably curious as to what the best Pokemon are for your silky pleasures. Fortunately, Jim Sterling is here to drop knowledge bombs in yo' face, and tell which Pokemon are the most legit.  I know lots of things about Pokemon. Let me talk to you about Pokemon.

Jim Sterling

7:00 AM on 10.12.2013

Squirty Play - Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior

Hey there, cool friends! I've got more Indigo Prophecy coming to you, but right now I'm having a go at pulling my own little YouTube channel up by its bootstraps and experimenting with things. What yummy fun! Here, I play Vi...

Jim Sterling



Indigo Prophecy - Now Bloody Playing Pt. 3 photo
Indigo Prophecy - Now Bloody Playing Pt. 3
by Jim Sterling

On today's thrilling adventure into David Cage's mental brainspace, we kick the crap out good friends, we get claustrophobic while trying to do our job, and we get very quiet and guilty when lots and lots of racism happens. 

Also, crap stealth and some other things. 

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Review: Pokemon X and Y photo
Review: Pokemon X and Y
by Jim Sterling

Certain game series can get away without making significant changes to their formula -- in fact, there are some that would risk infuriating their fans if they did alter too much. Games like The Legend of Zelda, Street Fighter, or Dynasty Warriors carry a certain familiarity to them, and remain strong enough contenders in their genre that nothing is doing what they do better. Mario Kart, these games aren't. 

Pokemon, arguably, is one such series. Even if there are complaints about its formula never changing, Pokemon is such a beloved and powerful franchise that it has never had to feel any real pressure to change. There were refinements and minor alterations along the lengthy road from Red and Blue to Black and White, but nothing revolutionary.

Revolutionary is exactly what X and Y looks like it will be. Boasting a whole new engine, with a brand new graphical style, fresh controls, and a host of unseen features, X and Y have all the trappings of a truly new era of Pokemon. These trappings, however, are a trap. Behind the shiny coat of paint, underneath the extra distractions, this is the same old Pokemon experience you've played so many times before. 

And that's ... perfectly okay. Because nothing does what Pokemon does better. 

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Indigo Prophecy - Now Bloody Playing Pt. 2 photo
Indigo Prophecy - Now Bloody Playing Pt. 2
by Jim Sterling

In this thrilling installment of Indigo Prophecy, we drink water, play the guitar, punch a bag, play the guitar, and listen to more Theory of a Deadman. The fun literally never ends. It will never end. The fun is literally going on forever. 

It's gonna move!

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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