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Infamous: Second Son Review

The Paint Washes Off

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HIGH Crossing the city by gliding and jumping through satellite dishes without ever touching the ground.

LOW The overlong pattern fights against Augustine.

WTF The feds let Augustine destroy all these bridges? Do they have any idea how much a bridge costs?

LEGO The Hobbit Review

The Desolation of LEGO Games

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HIGH Seeing the films' dramatic scenes reenacted with LEGOs, as usual.

LOW Going from my Dark Souls binge to this shallow, lightweight fare.

WTF A LEGO game on PS4 and they still can't get it running higher than 30fps?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Amazing? No, pretty much as expected.

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HIGH Swinging smoothly in a maze of skyscrapers.

LOW Repeated failures when rescuing people from burning buildings.

WTF Do we really need to cover Uncle Ben's death again?!?

Daylight Review

Procedural Constipation

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HIGH Effective sound design that leaves players shaking... before sprinting for their lives.

LOW The procedurally-generated levels all look eerily similar.

WTF I had to force myself to play this game because I'm a coward.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 112: The Xbox Diskinected

The Xbox 180 is now truly complete. With Microsoft's announcement that they are dropping the Kinect requirement for the Xbox One, early adopters have been perturbed in droves. We happen to have three such fellows on the show to talk about their reactions, and if this was really a necessary move. Featuring Richard Naik, Mike Bracken, Ashley King, and special guest Aaron from the Gameenthus podcast. Special thanks to RushJet1 for the intermission music!

NOTE: this episode was recorded on May 17th, so it's a bit out of date. Apologies!

Intros 0:00-0:12

Xbox Kinect 0:12-0:52

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Transistor Review

Electric Angel

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HIGH Imagining Red unleashing a furious battle cry as she fires six Sparks to finish off the Spine.

LOW Being spawned right on top of an invisible enemy.

WTF The final boss's voice is a dead ringer for Bob Newhart

Trials Fusion Review

Man. Machine. The future... Of The Series?

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HIGH The Pit Viper is the best Trials bike ever.

LOW Adding tricks was a bad idea that's badly done.

WTF The "Baggie"?

Octodad: Dadliest Catch Review

Nobody Suspects A Thing

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HIGH The premise is comedic gold.

LOW Knocking bottles down in the arcade. Also, the hammerhead chase.

WTF Octodad only has six arms?!?

Bound By Flame Review

Hot Mess

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HIGH The first two chats with the demon, and a nifty skillset for Vulcan.

LOW Having my partner glitch out and disappear when I needed backup.

WTF I gotta collect crystals? What is this, a joke?

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 111: The podcast with Soul...s

Only 5 years late to the Souls party, Richard assembles four of our favorite guests and an old friend to talk about Demons, Darkness, Death, more Death, and Determination in From Software's Souls series, preceded by a brief watcha been playin. Featuring Richard Naik, Tim "Lego" Spaeth, Michael "Easy Street" Cunningham, Kristin "Covenant" Taylor, and Samantha "Tell Me Everything You Know" Allen.

0:00-0:07 Intro

0:07-0:23 Watcha been playin

0:23-0:50 At what point did you "get" your first Souls game?

0:50-1:15 What makes Souls challenging for you personally?

1:15-1:27 Invading-have you ever done it?

1:27-1:39 The future of Souls

1:39-1:43 Pitch a Souls game to someone unfamiliar with the series

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