For Episode 42, Brad and Corey switch gears and have a mid-year check-in to discuss their current favorite games of 2017, and what they’re looking forward to for the rest of the year. They also discuss Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Ronin, Fortnite, The Surge, get listener feedback on 2017 games, and fess up to guilty-pleasure games.

Banter: 4:45
Deus Ex: 39:40
Ronin and Fortnite: 44:50
The Surge: 52:25
GOTY Check-in: 1:05:03
Q&A: 1:43:00
Closing: 1:55:20

Corey’s Instagram: CoreyMotley


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Brad Gallaway

Brad Gallaway

Brad Gallaway has been playing games since arcades were a thing and Atari was the new hotness. He's been at GameCritics since 2000. Currently, he's juggling editing duties, being a homeschooling dad, a devoted husband, and he does try to play a game once in a while.

Brad still loves Transformers, he's on Marvel Puzzle Quest when nobody's looking, and his favorite game of all time is a toss-up between the first Mass Effect and The Witcher 3. You can catch his written work here at GameCritics and you can hear him weekly on the @SoVideogames Podcast. Follow Brad on Twitter and Instagram at @BradGallaway, or contact him via email:

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3 years ago

I don’t do any social media so I’m going to give my picks here. Coming as no surprise, no one has mentioned any of my picks yet. (I’m used to this – my favorites just about every year are nowhere to be found on GOTY lists.) Of the new games I’ve played this year (always playing more older releases), I’ve only got two thus far that I really enjoyed – Torment: Tides of Numenera & Cosmic Star Heroine. I’ve got a laundry list for upcoming (October’s going to send me to the poorhouse!) games. By release date: Blackguards 2 for… Read more »

3 years ago
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Don’t fret if you’re not able to – I’ll pipe up in the comments if I’m looking to throw my two cents in!!