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We’re back, a mere 12 years after our last show. No Man’s Sky, Inside, Pokemon Go, Mighty Number Nine, The Fall, and We Happy Few, plus Star Trek Beyond, social media malaise, and a deep dive into Richard’s digestive system. Featuring Chi Kong Lui, Richard Naik, Corey Motley, and Tim Spaeth.

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Tim Spaeth

Tim Spaeth

Cleveland native Tim Spaeth grew up in a happy household – a household with a father whose major client happened to be an Atari games distributor. This led directly to Tim's first nickname: "The kid who got Atari games before anyone else." Indeed, he knew Pac-Man and E.T. were colossal bombs weeks before the rest of the world, and the resulting celebrity brought him great pleasure.

Through the years every aspect of Tim's life has been touched by gaming. He mastered typing thanks to Space Quest, honed his poker skills on The Sierra Network, and learned to hate after a particularly traumatic game of Tecmo Super Bowl.

Today, Tim lives in Chicago with his three kids and strives to find that perfect balance between family, career, and Warcraft. He enjoys broadcasting, martial arts, rock and roll, growing and shaving his beard, singing show tunes to the homeless, and losing at Mario Kart to his lovely, talented, and amazing girlfriend.

In late 2008, Tim became the producer and host of the GameCritics.com Podcast, and he's thrilled to be bringing GameCritics' unique editorial voice to a brand new medium.
Tim Spaeth

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6 Comments on "GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 154: Pokemon Go, No Man’s Sky, and Star Trek"

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Li-Ion
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I was one of the idiots backing MN9, fueled by nostalgia about the NES days where I spent way more time than healthy kids should beating Mega Man 1 – 4. I haven’t even installed my backer-copy of MN9 yet. Instead I currently play Hyper Light Drifter, another kickstarter, but one that resulted in a good game. Regarding No Man’s Sky, I’m not entirely sure why people were so hyped up about it, and why people hate it so much now. It was always clear that it was generated in the same way as the old Elite games, and the… Read more »
Richard Naik
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MN9 is worth playing if you want to experience a massive train wreck for yourself, otherwise I’d just go play Shovel Knight again.

Li-Ion
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I guess I’ll give MN9 a pass then 🙂

tom
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In much agreement with Tim on No Mans Sky. The transitions from planet to planet is just so good. That ease and excitement of traversal to another discovery of a whole planet to potentially explore and experience is fantastic, but It’s all downhill form there. Since NMS proponents love to claim that exploration and discovery are where NMS is at it’s best, how doest it to compare to other science fiction ? Well, Atrociously. The best science fiction in other media has been the enticing curiosity of fictional discovery of other aliens and their cultures. Discovering primitive aliens would be… Read more »
Richard Naik
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I just realized I never explained the .5 in my Mighty No 9 review-it’s due to one really cool level in which you have to hunt down the boss, who hides in random places. It was a nice change of pace from just going right, and it suggested that at least *someone* in the room knew what they were doing and was trying to be creative.

Li-Ion
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Is that level worth installing the backer-copy I received?

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