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Time's '50 best video games of all time' list has broken me

Time Magazine is a tabloid, clickbait before internet teens learned to sling the word at anything that didn't mesh with their ideology, but because it has a veneer of respectability owed to its near 100-year run, it continues to make bolder...   read

 
 
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Tormentor X Punisher is metal beyond good taste

Let's fucking do this! Sure at first glance it looks like I Made a Game with Zombies in It! without a tongue in its cheek, especially with the live-action trailer bits that look like Strafe with 1/10th the budget (I mean, a professional ba...   read

 
 
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These Pokemon hamburgers are to 'dye' for

Australian burger pop-up Down-n-Out (In-n-Out down under) is selling a two-week run of Pokemon-inspired hamburgers. Squirtle got the shaft as the crew went with two starters, Bulbasaur and Charmander, as well as the ubiquitous Pikachu. The ...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go loses over 10 million daily players

Pokemon Go made record profits in its first month, but the reason King sold for $6 billion, for example, wasn't Candy Crush's first month (a paltry $25 million earned to Go's $200 million), but sustained engagement.  After peaking 2-3 ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch x Metal Slug

Overwatch's bright, styling characters make for some sharp sprites. 2D is best D, just sayin'. Shout out to artist and animator Josh Hano.   read

 
 
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Get half off Street Fighter V plus Capcom classics in the PlayStation Humble Bundle

If you like Capcom/PlayStation games bundled humbly, then boy do you have a very specific wheelhouse which I am about to pleasure. One dollar or more gets you Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 (PS3), Strider (PS3 or PS4), Super Puzzle Fig...   read

 
 
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New Pokemon Crabrawler is an incredulous rock lobster

My first thought reading the name "Crabrawler": the balls on the localization team with that one, innit? I was so impressed I turned British, despite being the red-bloodiest American on staff. It's a crab and it's a brawler. It's a crabraw...   read

 
 
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Dishonored 2 still looks amazing as hell

The last Dishonored 2 trailer out of QuakeCon was Corvo-heavy, which is fine, if you're into that sort of thing. That's fine, no judgment. Some of my best friends are Corvo. But this gamescom trailer shifts the focus back to the other prot...   read

 
 
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What minigames are better than the games they're in?

We had a fabulous question this week that ended up comprising the bulk of our conversation in this, the slow season for games, and that is: which minigames actually surpass the game they're housed within, like an 8 ball hidden within a matr...   read

 
 
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Guardians of the Galaxy and Gravity Falls writers tapped for live-action Pokemon film

Last month The Pokémon Company and Legendary Entertainment reached a deal for a new film franchise based around Detective Pikachu. According to Variety, the project has found its writers, too: Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch. Perlman ...   read

 
 


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Good-ass Rayman Origins is free as hell today, come get it

Rayman Origins is five years old this year and I can't think of a pure platformer I've enjoyed more in those five years. As part of Ubisoft's dirty 30 birthday celebration, it's free as hell to download right here. Just sign in with a Uplay...   read

 
 
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EA reverses position on remasters, hints towards Mass Effect

One year ago, noble mega-publisher Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore said of the recent trend of remastering slightly older games and re-releasing them on current console hardware, that, it "feels like pushing stuff out because you've run out...   read

 
 
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Internet compiles exhausting list of features 'missing' from No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky is hugely popular and, depending on who you ask, a neat Jules Verne-esque romp through space or an abject failure of procedurally-generated lies. I'm not sure where I sit because I admittedly got a bit bored and then got obse...   read

 
 
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We're taking Podtoid questions

I know what you're thinking: "A call for Podtoid questions on a Tuesday!?" Well guess what buckos, now that Kyle's gone, I've gone too. Gone mad, that is. With power. Now the Podtoid boys can stay up as late as they want, watch all the naug...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Uranium 'more alive than ever' despite Nintendo's takedown

A story in two headlines: Fan-made Pokemon: Uranium finally releases after nine years, August 11. Nintendo drops the hammer on Pokemon Uranium, August 13. Yes, Nintendo put the kibosh on the years-in-the-making, not-for-profit fan project q...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go teens flashed by laser-wielding, pig-masked sex couple

I'm not sure anyone can top the original headline, Sex pigs halt traffic after laser attack on Pokémon teens, but I've tried. The report comes from Insjön in central Sweden where a couple spooked two teens who'd wandered out to ...   read

 
 
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Beautiful Half-Life 3 troll greets gamescom attendees

Half-Life 3 is not confirmed, despite what you may see out of Germany. A giant, orange banner outside of gamescom reads, "Half-Life: 3" in large print. Beneath it lies arcane, inscrutable text (what the fuck is "redakteure"!?) that is meant...   read

 
 
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Watch Overwatch cosplayers watch Overwatch porn

Today's unexpected discovery? Heavily-censored, pixelated Overwatch porn (or, "hentai," for you sticky sticklers) is actually incredibly funny to watch, the abstraction emphasizing the absurdity of cartoon sex. Add four real-life Overwatch...   read

 
 
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What's your most-played Steam game?

While I'd love to offer you my hours-count in Pokemon Some Such Color or Final Fantasy Some Such Roman Numeral, that would require much too much digging through boxes. Beyond that, plenty of games like Super Smash Bros. or Street Fighter II...   read

 
 
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Balrog 1, Olympics 0

I had me some asthma as a kid. Nothing too major. I was able to run, jump, and play sports as kids are wont to do. But I did land in the emergency room twice with a case of not being able to breathe (both times triggered by a severe onset o...   read

 
 
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PSA: You can walk even faster in No Man's Sky

It can take a while to get places in No Man's Sky, especially when you're hoofing it. While you can enhance your stamina to sprint longer (taking up a prized inventory slot), here is one simple trick culled from Reddit and tested myself tha...   read

 
 
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What's the sickest alien you've seen in No Man's Sky?

No Man's Sky features a full universe with infinity +1 planets, most of which seem to be hospitable to some kind of plant and wildlife. A lot of times these creatures look the same, a randomly generated amalgamation of limbs and swim bladde...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go will get you booted from the Cambodian genocide museum

While a handful of dictators have killed or been otherwise responsible for the deaths of many more millions of people, the estimated two million deaths under Pol Pot's reign in Cambodia is extreme in context, given that that number represen...   read

 
 
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What's on your mind?

It is that warm, languid middle-of-the-week day alternatively known to us in the recording studio (read: respective living rooms) as Podtoid Day, the day where we record Podtoid. Hopefully you've already heard our send off to former host Ky...   read

 
 
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One of 2015's lowkey best games is getting better

I liked Kingdom a lot when I reviewed it last year. It's a gorgeous building game that is incredibly simple to play (movement aside, there is only one button) that belies its discoverable depth, even if I took issue with the late game. But...   read

 
 
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I feel like every time I wonder why a character is disfigured it turns out to be an important plot point, like Kubos eye or Elizabeths facial scar must be important, right?

 
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On top of that, I have my Wii back for the first time in a year or Now I can finally play Wario Land: Shake It! Oh, and Im going to that portfolio review/networking thing Wish me luck!

 
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