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Nobody really knows what Spencer does. Technically some sort of Community Manager Spencer has also been known to stand in front of cameras and talk to people. Additionally, he's a hot hunk o' man.

Aside from these studly endeavors, Spencer loves indie games in a way that would make most people blush and has played more hours of Pokemon than any one person should.

Apparently ethics statements are a thing we're doing now so I guess I have to put that here:

I'm friends with several indie developers and I worked at Gamestop at one point in my life. I really love hotdogs.

I'm pretty sure those are the only biases I could think to air.
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Videogames Clubhouse: Bitin' on some dicks.

Remember when we played Call of Duty Ghosts and there were those awful dog sections? Well, as it turns out they were ripped off pretty wholesale from a game called Dead to Rights: Retribution. Sadly, Infinity Ward decided not...   more

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Gentlemen's Club: Get hype on Samurai Gunn!

If you asked me earlier this week I would have told you that Samurai Gunn was going to be awesome whenever it managed to come out. Well, looks like Beau Blythe tricked us all and stealth launched the game yesterday and oh my ...   more

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Videogames Clubhouse: What's going on with Knack!

Knack and I have had a complicated relationship. When it was announced I was excited even thought we didn't know much about it. I thought it would be a decent game for kids until I played it at PAX. Hot damn what I played was...   more

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Videogames Clubhouse: Is CoD Ghosts really that bad?

Let's get this out of the way first: I don't like Call of Duty much. That said: I'm a video games Journalist. That means I'm a paragon of fair and unbiased video game review. Everything I say is a fact. That means you can loo...   more

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The Core! The beginning of the end, part 1

Yeehaw. If you remember back to last week you know that there's a new sheriff in town. And by new I mean old. Now it's time for our plucky band of losers to get promoted up into deputy status. That metaphor was fairly inaccur...   more

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Video guide: The new PlayStation 4 user interface

I was sold on the PlayStation 4 long ago. Sony's promise of indie games for the console got me all hot and bothered, but there was always something lurking at the back of my mind: The UI. I hated the UI on the PS3. The XMB w...   more

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The Core! Whoa, next gen starts tomorrow!

I honestly thought that we had a few more weeks until the new consoles came out. Like, I knew they were coming out in November but that always seemed like it would be "a few weeks out." I guess that means that we're going to ...   more

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Gentlemen's Club: Cait Cooke is here!

Is it still Gentlemen's Club if a woman is on it? I'd like to think so, because on the Gentlemen's Club everyone is a gentleman. The men are gents, the ladies are gents, the kids, the dogs, the games. Gents all around. We're ...   more

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The Core! PS4 Countdown Day 1!

Wow guys! New consoles are coming out, and they're really expensive. I mean, I know the technology is really expensive but hot damn: those are some expensive-ass Blu-ray players. What? They're more than just Blu-ray players? ...   more

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The Core! Wait, what did Microsoft say about the Xbone?

I seriously don't understand Microsoft's angle leading up to the launch of the Xbone. At this point in the game (PUNS) I feel like we should have a pretty good handle on what the system is and where it's going. Microsoft seem...   more

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The Core! OH MY GOD METAL GEAR SOLID!

I'm not going to waste any time here: Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes has a launch window now. As you might imagine, that makes my pants really tight. I'm not the only one who is unable to contain their hype -- my co-host Phi...   more

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The Core! OH MY GOD HALLOWEENLOWEEN

Whoa! You know what's spooky? I don't. I lost that ability back in Nam. Regardless, we've got a crazy show lined up! We're having the developers of Rocksmith into the house to talk about games and music. We're talking about a little game called The Witcher 3, and my favorite fighter ever: Slayer. Also, we're dressing up. Hoorrraaaaayyy! Halloweenloween!   more

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Gentlemen's Club: 2spoopy edition is tonight!

Halloweenloween is tomorrow night which means that it's time for Gentlemen's Club's annual fright-fest! Living in San Francisco there are few things I'm more afraid of than hobo shankings. Seriously. One minute you're waiting...   more

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What is it like to make a popular iOS game?

In my time at Destructoid I've learned quite a bit about what it takes to make a game. Typically it takes a group of dedicated people to make a large product. But what happens when the product is small? How about iOS small? It dawned on me that I had no idea so I sat down with Victoria Cheng from Storm 8 and talked about what it takes to make an iOS game for the mass market. Check it out!   more

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The Core! StarCraf- I mean Call of Duty: Ghosts!

Sweet mercy! Remember StarCraft Ghost, that delightful StarCraft-themed shooter that got canceled so long ago? Activision remembers. You see that Call of StarCraft Ghosts trailer? I sure did. But that's not the only alien shooting you'll see on The Core today, EDF also got dated so expect a goofy level of hype.  Want to check out all of this alien technology? Check out the Core at 3pm PST!   more

The Core! StarCraf- I mean Call of Duty: Ghosts! photo

Live Show: The Core cut off my PAX ponytail!

So I'm a little bitter about PAX East selling out already. By the time I got home from classes the three-day and Saturday passes were all sold out. It only took an hour for the three-days to be gone. You'll have to excuse my ...   more

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