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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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No Man's Sky players have discovered over 10 million species, including your mom lol

The first-person No Man's Sky comes with a scanner that'll make Metroid Prime heads feel at home. Given that the functionally infinite amount of planets all have unique animal and plant life, there's a lot of crap to scan and discover. Last...   read

 
 
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PS4 Neo could 'fundamentally change' No Man's Sky

The new PlayStation 4 model Sony is likely announcing in September, currently referred to as "PS4 Neo," could affect the future of just-release No Man's Sky, Hello Games head Sean Murray told the Daily Star. While this fly's contrary to rep...   read

 
 
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Sony to hold PlayStation Meeting next month, PS4 Neo announcement likely

It seems like yesterday's reports for a pre-Tokyo Game Show PlayStation 4 Neo reveal were accurate. Today Sony announced the September 7 "PlayStation Meeting," inviting select media to New York City to talk, "about the PlayStation business....   read

 
 
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Iran is the first country to ban Pokemon Go

Iran has become the first country to ban the hugely popular Pokemon Go. The decision was made by The High Council of Virtual Spaces, the wonderfully-named authority on such things.. According to the BBC, the ban is related to "unspecified s...   read

 
 
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Pokemon Go had a record $200 million first month

While Activision would come to purchase Candy Crush Developer King for about six billion dollars, King's crown jewel "only" made $25 million in its first month of release back in 2014. Usurping Candy Crush was this year's Clash Royale (~$12...   read

 
 
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Man shot and killed while playing Pokemon Go in San Francisco

20-year-old Calvin Riley was shot and killed this weekend while wandering San Francisco's Aquatic Park, near popular tourist destination Fisherman's Wharf, with a group of friends while playing Pokemon Go. He was shot in the upper torso fro...   read

 
 
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$130 Amazon Battlefield 1 Collector's Edition doesn't come with the game

Talk about jumping the trench on a horse! Battlefield 1's Collectors Edition comes with a statue, steel book case, cloth poster. Also: "Messenger pigeon tube with exclusive DLC content, Exclusive patch, and Premium packaging." If ...   read

 
 
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Criminal Girls 2 denied rating (and release) in Germany

The sexual-punishment-themed Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors jumped some hurdles in its localization for a western audience that included, "redrawn art, terminology changes, no native language dialogue, and no motivation scene dialogue." Th...   read

 
 
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Pokevision creator's open letter to Niantic about Pokemon Go tracking

A tracking bug that upset one of Pokemon Go's prized features -- knowing how close nearby monsters were, so you could go get them -- led to the rise of Pokevision, a service that displayed Pokemon location in real-time in lieu of the game b...   read

 
 
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Deus Ex goes from 'mechanical apartheid' to 'aug lives matter'

The coincidentally upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has accidentally ginned up some controversy in releasing promotional art that features a banner that reads "aug lives matter," which, according to Deus Ex executive brand director Andre V...   read

 
 
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The Angry Gamer

Man rams car into game studio for 'ruining his life'

This happened last week, so it's not news, but since I also feel like driving my car through the ostentatious glass walls of several institutions just for the moment of ecstasy as the sun shines brilliantly against a billion pieces of shatt...   read

 
 
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Japanese Olympian got a $5,000 bill playing Pokemon Go in Brazil

There are two reasons I don't play Pokemon Go: 1) I can't afford a phone with more storage space and 2) I can't afford to keep my data turned on all the time. It ain't easy being broke as fuck. The latter came up and bit Japanese gymnast Ko...   read

 
 
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Persona 5 battle-wear is my fetish

I loved Persona 4's vibrant pop aesthetic just fine. Entering the TV world to the tune of catchy department store jingles while wearing school clothes (or, later, the Dojima costume!!!). And I like that Persona 5 is doing something differen...   read

 
 
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Russia fears Pokemon Go is a CIA psyop to destabilize country

Playing Pokemon Go in Russia could land you in jail. The country is not taking well to Niantic and Nintendo's global hit. The Moscow City Hall is even trying to substitute Pokemon Go fever with its own knockoff app about "catching" historic...   read

 
 
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Is there violence? Is there murder? Listen to Werner Herzog say Pokemon

In an interview on The Verge with the very-good Emily Yoshida, director Werner Herzog talks his new film, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, spinning into all sorts of technology talk. We share the same opinion on virtual reali...   read

 
 
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I'd take a Stranger Things adventure game

Artist Jacob Janerka took a break from developing his game Paradigm to mock up this homage to the recent Netflix darling Stranger Things. The fairly-non-cloying ode to 80s adventure flicks (it's Goonies-ish and references Star Wars a lot) ...   read

 
 
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Hit us with your best Podtoid questions

Hopefully you heard us last week take advantage of the slow season to weigh in on some of the most underrated games of the last generation (and left your own in the comments). We'll be delving similarly into the memory mush on today's podca...   read

 
 
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The Sonic and Dead Rising movie folks are making a live-action Life is Strange

Life, uh, finds a way...to be strange. Episodic hella-teen adventure Life is Strange is getting a live-action series, replacing the choice-based game with some pre-scripted teen drama, like a second Butterfly Effect (god that movie fucking ...   read

 
 
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