A sextet of GameCritics’ finest reflect on the year that was. It’s an old school holiday spectacular packed with all negativity you’ve come to expect (and surprisingly more than a dash of good cheer). With Brad Gallaway, Richard Naik, Dan Weissenberger, Corey Motley, Mike Suskie, and Tim Spaeth.

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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.
Richard Naik

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5 Comments on " Radio Episode 158: 2016 GOTY Extravaganza"

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Great show as always!

Nice to hear from Dan and Tim is doing an amazing job every time.

Interesting choice of GOTY, will have to check it out at some stage. The games I enjoyed most this year: 1. Firewatch – some emotional complexity at last. Loved the story and acting. 2. Salt & Sanctuary – absolutely brilliant. 3. Dark Souls 3 – everything I could ask for in a Souls Greatest Hits album 4. Banner Saga 2 – huge improvement on the first, both in combat and story, and reining in the arbitrariness of the first game 5. Stardew Valley. Really relaxing and charming clickfest Best re-release: Mount and Blade on PS4. Wtf? Best game from a… Read more »

listening to it RIGHT NOW!!! Manhunt should still be forbidden imho. Disgusting.


Excellent podcast, gentlemen. I’m with you on Uncharted, Tim.

Andreas Tang (aHei)

Every year I listen to this show at least 3 times, mainly because it is the only episode that features almost every panelist I love to listen to. Too bad Chi and Bracken are not here, but great to have Corrie and Mike Suske.