It's a special 1/5 British edition of the podcast. This week we tackle Wreck-It Ralph, Thanksgiving shout outs, and what we've been playing during our long hibernation. Featuring Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik, and special guest host Sinan "Redcoat" Kubba.

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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 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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How good is it to have Sinan hosting a games show again.

How bout Dylan keeps the regular podcast, Richard pulls it out and does way more After dark podcasts, and add Sinan to the crew doing specialty/topical podcast. Then we can name Gamecritics, ‘ Podcasts out your butt ‘ and everyone will be happy.


Oh man, it sucks that you guys are my favourite podcasters, coz not I gotta wait for 2/3 more weeks…


Goddammit Mousse, I was going to comment with exactly the same thing! Great minds…

I would like to back Mousse Effect’s call for a moratorium on votes for Zombie Games. You have clearly demonstrated a bias in this area and another zombie game as GOTY would confirm that you are dangerously out of control. Excluding zombie games is the only sensible decision, or at least a handicap of -3 points to counteract this regrettable lapse in judgement.

On a more serious note, hopefully the listeners get a vote again this year. That was a lot of fun last Christmas.

Mousse Effect

A note for the upcoming show: As I sense The Walking Dead is going to be 2012 Gamecritics GOTY I have to warn you that this choice would reveal this podcasts’ BIAS towards GAMES WITH ZOMBIES RUNNING AT YOU IN THE FIRST 30 MINUTES OF GAMEPLAY. Come on, Demon’s Souls, Deadly Premonition, Dead Island, and now this? (I haven’t played Fallout 3 so I don’t know about that one). OBVIOUSLY you guys CAN’T APPRECIATE a game unless IT HAS UNDEAD RUNNING TOWARDS YOU IN THE FIRST LEVEL…

/Obviously this post is a joke, just in case I angered someone.


Great podcast as always guys, always nice to hear your well-informed opinions. Totally agree with Hitman Absolution. Extremely disappointed in the game, even though technically it’s great. Decided that I wanted to replay Hitman 2 after the discussion.

Decided to see Wreck-It Ralph after listening to the podcast, and was quite surprised and not what I expected. While not always a success, I think the overall story tied nicely together, and I agreed with almost everything everyone said.

Can’t wait for the next podcast.

I was playing the original recently and just bought Enemy Unknown this week and to me it’s like a fun cinematic streamlined version of it. Fair? No. Never was. It’s a randomized game. I lost a whole squad once to an alien sniper that was sitting under the ramp of the Skyranger. But that’s why I loved it. It didn’t give you a break at ALL. And I don’t get the satellite complaint. Expanding your coverage area was a key aspect of the original game, ie – removing the Fog of War. I was amazed that the gameplay has been… Read more »
Hey, guys. I have enjoyed listening to your podcast over the years. All of you are intelligent guys with generally interesting things to say about gaming. I post these comments with the sincere intention to give constructive feedback about your discussion. And I don’t post them intending to belittle anyone, or to condemn someone for having an opinion different from my own. So it is in the spirit of constructive criticism when I tell you that was the dumbest 15 minutes of discussion regarding XCOM Enemy Unknown I have ever read or heard. Where to begin? First off, I call… Read more »