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Hit me (with your Podtoid questions)

It's the most wonderful time of the week. Podtoid's recording tonight, baby. That means Steven, Brett, and I will be gathered around our microphones to talk about all the stupid, silly, and weird things that cross our minds. We'll probably ...

 
 
 
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Is there a game you eventually grew to love?

Having played through the Final Fantasy V-themed Omega raid in FFXIV this week, I felt an overwhelming sense of melancholy sweeping over me. Final Fantasy V -- a game that the series owes so much to, and yet, was underappreciated for so lon...

 
 
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What games did you get during Steam's Summer Sale?

In a cruel twist of fate, Steam's annual Summer Sale started almost exactly one week after I bit the bullet and built my first gaming PC rig. Despite owning more than 300 games on Steam and spending more money than I should on the build, I ...

 
 
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Did anyone else regularly get scared by Nintendo 64 games?

The Nintendo 64 wasn't my favorite console. Even on a good day, it doesn't make my top five. And many of its best games don't hold up super well if you're running them on the original hardware. But, all that said, the N64 does warrant a spe...

 
 
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What old series do you want to see Sega bring back the most?

Sega has given us a major tease ahead of E3, noting that they want to revive "major IPs" as part of a sort of corporate restructuring. We've already seen some revivals, a few of which have had success. Just look at the well received&nb...

 
 
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How much longer will Nintendo support the 3DS?

Nintendo is not giving up on the 3DS. Well, "giving up" isn't the perfect turn of phrase as it's been quite successful over the years, but rather than focus fully on the Switch they chose to just kill off the Wii U instead and keep creating...

 
 
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Which Souls boss gave you the most hell?

With the final Dark Souls III expansion out and sleep sacrificed to play it, I've been dying a lot lately. And when I'm not repeatedly falling in battle -- for instance: during the tense final seconds of the drawn-out duel with The Ringed C...

 
 
 
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Where do you want Call of Duty to go next?

Yesterday, Activision announced that they're taking a break from Call of Duty. Just kidding! That was Skylanders. COD has three developers working around the clock to ensure that there's an annual iteration, and it's still selling very...

 
 
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How do you feel about rubber banding in games?

Ever screw up in race catastrophically and find that even after crashing 13 times it's still possible to not only catch up but actually win the race? You probably experienced what is referred to as rubber band AI, which is used primarily fo...

 
 
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What were the hidden gems of 2016?

There's no shortage of discussion this week, civil or otherwise, about which games were the much-needed highlights of 2016. You've likely seen our staff-wide Game of the Year by now and a handful of other platform-specific picks. As we move...

 
 
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When were you first introduced to Gravity Rush?

I had a thought this morning while I was enjoying the Gravity Rush 2 demo and watching the anime series over again -- how many people actually played the [amazing] first iteration? I mean, it had the horrible fate of being release...

 
 
 
 
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Who would you want to see in Marvel Vs. Capcom 4?

No Wolverine in Marvel vs. Capcom 4? That would be pretty insane, right?I've been playing the little guy (fun fact about Wolverine: he's short) since the early days of X-Men: Children of the Atom, and to see his run end now because of Fox's...

 
 
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Has Nioh redeemed Team Ninja for you?

Back when Itagaki was at the helm, Team Ninja was riding high. Say what you will about Dead or Alive but it made an impact on the 3D fighter market in the '90s, and Ninja Gaiden's pristine reboot? Say no more. But after he left, they starte...

 
 
 
 
 
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How much would you pay for a Nintendo Switch?

Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki, who has long since had a direct line in on Nintendo, is stating that the company "won't make a loss" selling the Nintendo Switch, but it's "also listening to what consumers expect...when setti...

 
 
 




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Electric Reaper

Annnnd Fallout 4 has dropped down to a mixed overall review rating of 69% Enjoy your lulz, I imagine some of the few sane people at Bethesda are going:

 
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I dont want another 2D Metroid without Samus Returns free-aim Its too #SorryNotSorry

 
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Saw Kingsman: The Golden Pretty Not as good as the first, but it hardly could have I admire the chances they took, even if they didnt all pan Looking forward to Kingsman Although I hope it takes after Kingsman 1 more than

 
Silver Luso

Happy first day of fall, does anyone know where to buy spiders?

 
Tohsaka

Why would anyone do this to themselves?

 
TricerArocK

Games are Math: Code Vein is to Dark Souls as Quantum Theory is to Gears of remember Quantum Theory??? Me neither! Link to watch and totally prove my point in comments though!

 
medicamecanica

Is playing danganronpa v3 as your first one totally fine or 75% through they all of a sudden talk about the first games a lot? Mostly curious because of the review and a like of

 
CaimDark Reloaded

and have to backtrack all the way back to the beginning because you missed a key So after wandering aimlessly around the gorgeous forest for a while and solving a few puzzles, I lost patience and followed a guide for the rest of the

 
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Anyone remember cheat codes? Ah, those were the The Bioshock article on the front page made me think about

 
CaimDark Reloaded

Finished Vanishing of Ethan While I appreciate the idea of not treating players like morons, I think they went overboard with the utter lack of Even Dark Souls tells you key game Apparently you can even reach the very end (1)

 
 

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