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Squids: Wild West Review

Ten-legged Tactics

Squids: Wild West Screenshot

HIGH A bigger role for gunslinger Clint.

LOW Getting stuck on a level by overlooking a very obvious switch.

WTF When's the next episode coming out?

Gungnir Review

Your Myths! I Must Have Them All! No Symbolism There.

Gungnir Screenshot

HIGH Landing that perfect AoE spell attack!

LOW I have to break open chests over multiple actions? With a rogue in the party?

WTF That's what you call a tutorial?

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Review

Pokewho?

Skylander's Spyro's Adventure Screenshot

HIGH Discovering how much each character can evolve.

LOW Trying to platform with two people and failing miserably.

WTF Who thought the separate-purchase add-on levels were fun?

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland Review

Perfect Synthesis!

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland Screenshot

HIGH Seeing what finally became of the kingdom I worked so hard to build.

LOW I just want a Lvl2 fire resistant item, and I know it's here somewhere!

WTF Well, that bath scene was certainly unexpected!

Video: Link finds Ganon's weakness

You probably never thought about it this way, but while playing The Legend of Zelda, you were going into boss fights at a severe disadvantage. Not only were you probably low on health, but you had to deal with that incessant chiming. Dorkly shows us how Link should have used it to turn the tables.

Dawnguard... or Yawnguard?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim—Dawnguard Screenshot

I just wrapped up The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimDawnguard DLC last week, and as someone who's not a Skyrim fan at all, it… wasn't too bad.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Second Opinion

Speak Softly and Carry a Silver Sword

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition Screenshot

HIGH The inexplicably detailed and believable dwarven city of Vergen.

LOW Killing a family of friendly trolls and feeling really bad about it.

WTF "King, command your vulture to shut his beak before I thrust his cockerel up his ass and twist so hard he'll crow until noon reverts to morning."

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 76: Listener Questions, Dawnguard, The Walking Dead--Episode Two

In this episode, Chi and Brad play Dawnguard, Richard plays League of Legends, Mike plays Demon's Souls (2 years late) and we ALL play The Walking Dead Episode Two. We also took some listener questions. Haven't you always wondered what Chi's favorite Pokémon is? WELL HERE IS THE CHANCE TO LEARN! With Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard "We still hate Duck" Naik and Dylan Collins.

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Gamecritics After Dark Episode 3: The Avatar Show

Tonight (or today, depending on when you choose to listen) we join Richard, Kristin, and guests Aaron and Anna for a very special Avatar-themed podcast. No, not the stupid M. Night Shyamalan adaptation or James Cameron film, we're talking about the real meat of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. We talk about our favorite episodes and characters, followed by rampant gushing about everything related to bending, sky bisons, and more. Plus, we engage in rampant speculation as to the identity of Amon, all of which turns out to be spectacularly wrong. Enjoy!

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Second Skin Review

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Second Skin is a 2008 documentary by Juan Carlos Piñeiro Escoriaza about MMO players' "second skin"—their avatars and virtual life. While looking at those into titles like World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Second Life, and others, MMO players' lives seem like an easy target for humor, Second Skin manages to avoid that.

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