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Speaking in Forked Tongues draws nearer and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

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I'm currently working on my review of Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate. I wasn't able to put as much time into it as I expected because the bridging software which allows players to transfer data between the Wii U and 3DS has not been available, and apparently will not be until the day of release. Since I'm usually able to catch a few quests here and there on a portable when I'm not in front of my TV, that was an unexpected setback.

Gamecritics After Dark Episode 4: The Borderlands Show

At long last, the in-depth Borderlands/Borderlands 2 discussion that has for too long been stricken from our main show. For a grueling six hours we tear into every possible facet of the Borderlands franchise, from secret relationships of the NPCs to Randy Pitchford's favorite breakfast cereal. Featuring Richard "Sniper" Naik and Tim "Going in Guns Blazing is Always an Appropriate Course of Action" Spaeth.

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Guardians of Middle-earth Review

Middle-earth Online Battle Arena

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HIGH Mastering Legolas' abilities to finally get that first player kill.

LOW Getting ambushed and destroyed before I knew what hit me.

WTF Gollum killed me? Gollum?!

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Review

How to Lose with a Straight Flush

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Screenshot

HIGH The gameplay is solid for a portable FPS.

LOW Finishing the single-player modes in less than an hour.

WTF This could have been good, had everything not gone horribly wrong

Ravaged Review

Falling Short of Inspiration

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HIGH The impact of a perfectly-aimed tank round on a punk riding a trike.

LOW Getting stuck in the level geometry three times per game.

WTF No team deathmatch? In an FPS?!

Borderlands 2 Review

Numbers Game

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HIGH Mopping up a roomful of baddies with a buddy in short order makes you giddy.

LOW My low level runthrough gave me +5 Gray Hairs.

WTF Me: "Did we just murder the Ninja Turtles?"

The Secret World Review

Too Crowded for its Own Good

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HIGH Spending time with an MMO that feels like it's truly doing something different.

LOW Being voiceless in an otherwise fully-voiced world.

WTF All three factions start off in the same area?!

Gamecritics.com Podcast Episode 80: System Sellers?

Have you ever bought a system for one game? That's the question we discuss this episode. We also hear about Brad's trip to the Retro Games Expo, and talk about Torchlight 2, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Tokyo Jungle and more. Also, Richard contemplates putting on water skiis. With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard "Shark Man" Naik, and Dylan Collins

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Gamecritics.com Podcast Special Team Fortress 2 Extravaganza

A few weeks ago I had a bunch of wine and thought to myself: "Self, what would it be like to get the podcast crew together to play TF2's Mann Vs Machine?" Sadly I couldn't get the whole crew on board, but I did manage to get 4 people who had barely played the game before, plus me being terrible at medic and great at healing spies. Unfortunately we weren't able to finish the round due to technical difficulties and the fact that it was getting so late, but fun was had by all (I think) and let it be known that I actually got Tim Spaeth interested in Team Fortress. Yay me. Enjoy the good times with myself, Chi "Heavy" Kong Lui, Tim "Welcome to the Jungle" Spaeth, Kristen "Self-destruct" Taylor, and Jeremy "Technical Difficulties" LaMont.

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Dr. Penguin - Richard Naik
gamecritics - Chi Kong Lui
ColonelT - Tim Spaeth
Gelles - Kristen Taylor
Jeremy - Jeremy LaMont

Richard's Guide to Team Fortress 2, Part 6: The Engineer

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Montgomery Scott. Kaylee Frye. Lucca. All are capable of fashioning a soup can, a book of matches, and some rocks into a warp drive. From this line of quirky mechanical geniuses comes the Engineer, Team Fortress 2's resident miracle worker.

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