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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 101: Video Game Music

The podcast gets rythmic on us as we talk game music, some of our favorite tracks, why game music is special, and what has been lost as games have evolved from their technologically limited origins. Featuring Richard Naik, Chi Kong Lui, Michael "Mac" Cunningham, and special guests Dylan Collins and Matt Hunter from the A Jumps B Shoots podcast.

00:00-00:02 – Intros

00:02-00:12 – A little chat about our musical backgrounds

00:12-00:27 – Games that we hate, but love the music

00:28-00:48 – With the technological evolutions over the years, has game music lost something compared to it's restricted roots?

00:49-01:04 – Name something creative that a game has done with its music that drastically altered your opinion of said game

01:05-01:31 – Some of our personal favorite game songs/soundtracks

01:31-close – Thumbs

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Consoleation: All good things…

Consoleation: All good things...

After more than 12 years of writing about console video games—ranging from game reviews to sales analysis—I am officially "retiring." I use quotation marks because I can't really retire from something that I didn't really do for a living… but it's been more than 25% of my life, and the time has come to hang up my keyboard and step away… for good, this time.

Arkham Origins, Swap Force, Phoenix Wright and Gravity

Batman: Arkham Origins Screenshot

For review, I've been playing two games at once… Not my favorite thing to do, but it is that time of the year and they aren't at all alike, so playing one is kind of like taking a break from the other. The first is Batman: Arkham Origins, as mentioned in the last post. I'm finding this is a very interesting title on many levels, but not necessarily for the reasons that you might expect.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 97: The Sex Show

This week we talk about sex and romance in games, who gets it, who doesn't, and how it can be better incorporated in the future. Plus we dish on the recent PAX Prime. If nothing else, I promise that you will never look at an iPad the same way again. Featuring Chi Kong "Approval Points" Lui, Brad Gallaway, Sinan Kubba, Richard Naik, and Samantha Allen.

00:00-00:12 – Intros and Pax discussion

00:12-00:16 – Getting to know Samantha

00:16-01:41 – Sexy time: discussion of existing games that depict sex/romance

01:41-01:50 – How can games improve these depictions?

01:50-01:59 – What would a true erotic game look like?

01:59-close – Thumbs

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