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CA! Radio Episode 113: Sonys Pro a no-go?

I hooked up (not in that way, pervert) with Chuck Zodl at CA! Radio for a podcast on the pros and cons of the PS4 Pro. Oh, and Chuck talked about tabletop stuff. Nerd.

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CA! Radio Episode 113: Sony’s Pro a no-go? (09/12/2016)
♪This week Brad and Chuck get together to talk tabletop, vidjagames and all of the negatives and positives of Sony’s newest console.♪ Download & iTunes

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It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! What are You Playing?

After a busy week at school, due to an exam, a term paper, and the start of a new accelerated class, I’m definitely ready to unwind with a good game or two. I just don’t know which one.

What are you folks getting in to this weekend?

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REVIEW: Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas

Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas
Developed by: Cornfox & Bros.
Publisher: FDG Entertainment
Available on: Xbox One (reviewed), PlayStation 4
Price: $14.99

Over the years, many games have attempted to capture the magic of Nintendo’s beloved Zelda series. However, there’s a fine line between using these inspirations to craft something that still has some form of individuality, and blatantly cloning it in hopes of finding an audience.

While Cornfox & Bros.’ Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas is somewhat enjoyable to play, I spent most of my adventure wondering if it’d ever step away from its formulaic approach to The Legend of Zelda and eventually become its own game. Unfortunately, it didn’t.

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Xbox Games With Gold for October Confirmed

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With more than a week to go in the month of September, the folks at Xbox are getting an early start by confirming the official Games With Gold lineup for October.

As always, Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One will receive four games, due to both Xbox 360 titles supporting backwards compatibility.

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Official Launch Trailer: Never Fight Alone in Gears of War 4

25 years after Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad made the world a safer place, The Swarm has arrived to put an end to these better times. Stepping in to his father’s colossal shoes, Marcus’s son JD, along with his friends Del and Kait, take the fight to the big uglies not in hopes of bringing peace back to the world, but simply to survive another day.

Today’s premier of the official Gears of War 4 launch trailer features a pretty fantastic cover of Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters,” performed by Lissie. With survival being the name of the game, and the world seemingly in ruins, I couldn’t think of a more perfect song to accompany the action.

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Let’s Discuss Game Development and Horror with Emily Wants to Play’s Shawn Hitchcock!

Fresh off the console release of his first-person survival horror game Emily Wants to Play, developer Shawn Hitchcock (great last name, by the way) was kind enough to answer a few of my questions via e-mail.

I picked his brain about past projects, his taste in horror, and what games he likes to play in his free time, which you can read all about below!

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REVIEW: Emily Wants to Play

Emily Wants to Play
Developer: SKH Apps LLC
Available on:PS4 (reviewed), Xbox One, PC
Price: $4.99

Delivering pizza in the rain already sounds like an awful way to make a living, but it’s about to get much, much worse. As you pull up to the last stop of your shift, something doesn’t feel quite right. Taking a peek through the window, the house appears disheveled, with overturned furniture, broken glass, and personal belongings packed away in boxes.

With the rain beating down ferociously and thunder booming off in the distance, you go against your better judgment and step through the open doorway in search of shelter. After taking a quick look around, you announce to anyone within earshot that you’re just there to deliver a pizza.

That’s a shame, really, because the dolls that reside within don’t want pizza. They want a playmate.

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