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This week on Hardline, Bill, Steven, and I used the PlayStation's 20th anniversary as an excuse to bring up a bunch of old games for better (Bushido Blade, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) and for worse (Blasto, some figh... read feature

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This week on Hardline, Steven, Brett, and I spoke about Avalanche finally confirming Just Cause 3 after all those leaks, Brett's review of Assassin's Creed Rogue, and funny faceless and infinite-jump glitches in Assassin's C... read feature

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[This episode of Hardline is sponsored by The Crew. We're giving away a silly amount of codes for this weekend's beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One right now. Claim yours here.] It's been a while since Brett, Steven, and I h... read feature

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Happy (early) Halloween! For this week's Hardline, Bill, Brett, and I reminisced about unintentionally scary games that bothered us as kids while Steven was off on the other side of the world throwing bread down a hole. Hope you like your podcasts full of tangents. For the audio-only episode, you can subscribe on iTunes and RSS or download directly. read feature

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This week on Hardline, Brett, Steven, and Jordan talk about Shinji Mikami's latest horror game, The Evil Within, and Hatred, a game that's just plain horrific. On a lighter note, there's also a discussion about recent featur... read feature

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For this week's podcast, Bill and Brett spoke with me about the first few hours of Alien: Isolation and how its hulking Xenomorph is among the scariest videogame enemies ever conceived. Lot of Alien talk this episode, includ... read feature

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At long last, Steven has returned from his grocery shopping and he brought Dale with him! This week's Hardline covers Super Smash Bros. 3DS, Shadow of Mordor, Driveclub, and visiting Japan. Lots of tangents, too. It's good to have a full cast again. For the audio-only episode, you can subscribe on iTunes and RSS or download directly. read feature

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Steven was too busy grocery shopping to attend this week's Hardline, but that didn't stop me, Brett, and Bill from talking about Blizzard canceling its MMO Titan, opium dens, Steam's redesign, the mean streets of Japan, Swery65's bizarre D4, and time traveling for the Tokyo Game Show. For the audio-only episode, you can subscribe on iTunes and RSS or download directly. read feature

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Hardline is back! For this week's episode, Max filled in to speak with me and Bill about Destiny and how the game fails to live up to Bungie's pedigree in some areas. Super Smash Bros., on the other hand, is just plain great... read feature

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Capcom is bringing a remaster of the Resident Evil remake for GameCube to current systems and that's good news for folks like me, Brett, and Bill who missed out on it. But all of these re-releases of games that came out with... read feature

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For this week's episode of Hardline, the major topic of discussion was Electronic Arts' new subscription service for Xbox One that offers full access to select games and discounts on digital DLC and full-game purchases for $4... read feature

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Electronic Arts has delayed not one but two of its major games originally planned for October 2014 -- Dragon Age: Inquisition is being held back until November, while Battlefield Hardline is now set for early 2015. In this w... read feature

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EVO happened over the weekend and holy hell, that BlazBlue grand final was something special (watch it here). The year's big fighting game tournament was home to spectacular comebacks and we even got some announcements like ... read feature

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This is what happens when there isn't much news to dig into in the weeks following E3. I tried to talk with Steven, Brett, and Hamza about a few of the silly EA stories that made the rounds earlier this week -- Mirror's Edge... read feature

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E3 2014 has come and gone. It was a week packed full of announcements, hands-on sessions with new games, and consumption of gross food. But we survived, more or less. I got together with Brett, Hamza, and Steven to recap the... read feature

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In this last episode of Hardline before E3 2014, we kind of lost our minds. Things started out proper, with talk of our most anticipated games of the show as well as Mortal Kombat X, Batman: Arkham Knight, and the superb Mario Kart 8. Business as usual. Then Homefront: The Revolution happened. For the audio-only episode, you can subscribe on iTunes and RSS or download directly. read feature

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Most of the interesting news is being saved for E3 in two weeks, but until then, Steven, Brett, and Hamza joined me to chat about the big Battlefield Hardline leak. Hardline on Hardline. We're not changing our show's name, E... read feature

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This week on Hardline, we discussed the days leading up to E3 including the pre-E3 event known as Judges Week, a gathering of select members of the North American games press who vote on the Game Critics Awards each year. We... read feature

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This week on Hardline, I joined my good friends Steven Hansen and Hamza Aziz to talk about Microsoft's recent moves to make the Xbox One more appealing and how, while it's nice that the Kinect will become optional in June, t... read feature

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This week on Hardline, there were games worth getting excited about! Like a new Unreal Tournament, Insomniac's return to form with Sunset Overdrive, Amplitude, and those Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire remakes, to name a few. Adva... read feature

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This week on Hardline, Hamza gave us the lowdown on Destiny and why, even as a Bungie fan, his excitement for the game has fizzled out. Steven, on the other hand, had nothing but good things to say about Mario Kart 8 after h... read feature

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This week, Hardline went into dangerous territory with a five-person show. It wasn't a disaster, but it sure could've been! (Well, it was, but for different reasons. Kidding. A little.) Hamza Aziz, Steven Hansen, Dale North,... read feature

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This week on Hardline, I was joined by Steven "I hardly know her!" Hansen for a chat with Dale North and Brett Makedonski about the games they were able to play at PAX East. Below, Evolve, and Child of Light were among the f... read feature

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Two weeks in a row! Look at us go! On this episode of Hardline, my bests buds Hamza Aziz and Brett Makedonski joined me for a chat about Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and our thoughts on the series more generally, Super Smash B... read feature

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Did I end the last episode of Hardline by saying we'd be back a week later if we weren't murdered and left in a ditch somewhere? And then we went two weeks without a follow-up? Well, we aren't all dead -- just on the inside -... read feature

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On this episode of Hardline, I was reunited with my good friends Steven Hansen and Hamza Aziz for a lengthy chat about Sony entering the virtual-reality headset market ahead of rumors that an announcement will happen next we... read feature

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What a news week! On this episode of Hardline, Hamza Aziz and Steven Hansen joined me in getting all excited for Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight, wondering what caused Uncharted creative director and writer Amy Hennig to ... read feature

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On this week's Hardline, I strapped in with Hamza Aziz and Steven "Hatesen" Hansen for a candid discussion about the challenges of writing effective game previews and why these articles aren't always as in-depth as everyone ... read feature

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Technical issues be damned! Hardline is back and this week I spoke with Hamza Aziz, Steven Hansen, and Dale North about the closure of Irrational Games and forming of co-founder Ken Levine's new, significantly smaller studio... read feature

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On this week's Hardline, Steven and Conrad joined me for what turned out to be a lengthy discussion about the future of Nintendo. It's been suggested that the company make games for mobile, but is that really such a good ide... read feature







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