The original cast of the GameCritics.com Podcast reunites to catch up on their lives and their loves. Plus game talk, and a whole lot of swearing. Featuring Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, L’il Ricky, and Tim Spaeth. This one’s for you, fans!


Richard Naik

Richard Naik

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Richard received his first console (the NES) at the age of six, and from that point on games have been an integral part of his life, whether it's been frittering summers away with the likes of Mario, Mega Man, and the Zerg or partaking in marathon sessions of Halo, Team Fortress 2 or Left 4 Dead. After being a longtime reader of GameCritics, Richard joined the staff in March of 2009, and over the years Richard grew into the more prominent role of part-time podcast host.

In 2016, he spearheaded a complete rebuild of the GameCritics.com website, earning him the title of Chief Engineer.

His gaming interests are fairly eclectic, ranging from 2D platformers to old-school-style adventure games to RPGs to first-person shooters. So in other words, he’ll play pretty much anything.
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Gareth Payne
Gareth Payne
4 months ago

Hey guys It was great to hear you all again. I used to listen to the podcast when you guys did it together. I continued to listen to it after Tim left, but at some point I just drifted away, and the new format just ended up feeling foreign to me. For years I enjoyed reading and listening to you guys, and I have to say I missed you all and felt very sad at the end of this podcast, when Tim said that time was up. It was a trip listening to you guys and having a big nostalgic… Read more »

Brad Gallaway
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3 months ago
Reply to  Gareth Payne

Hey Gareth!

Thanks for the comment and I’m glad you found the reunion show, I was a little worried that people might not see it after such a long interval. It makes me happy to see that old fans are still around, and I hope you’ll keep coming to the site and giving an ear to our other two shows, So Videogames and the Bridge Crew. We probably won’t ever have the same old crew in the same old format on a regular basis, but we’re all still around in one way or another. ^_^

Gareth Payne
Gareth Payne
3 months ago
Reply to  Brad Gallaway

My pleasure Brad! Yeah I still go on the site and read the reviews…but thanks to this reunion podcast I’m encouraged to give the current ones a go. Thanks again