It's been 15 heartfelt years since GameCritics.com first opend for business. We share our thoughts on our time together, plus some Arkham Knight talk followed by Tim's Top 10 list. Featuring Tim Speath, Brad Gallaway, Richard Naik, Anne Lee, and Jeffrey Mautlef.

00:01 : thoughts on Satoru Iwata, celebration of GameCritics' 15th anniversary
00:14 : what we've been playing
00:38 : Arkham Knight (non-spoiler)
01:06 : Tim's Top 10
01:52 : Arkham Knight (spoiler)

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Tim Spaeth

Tim Spaeth

Cleveland native Tim Spaeth grew up in a happy household – a household with a father whose major client happened to be an Atari games distributor. This led directly to Tim's first nickname: "The kid who got Atari games before anyone else." Indeed, he knew Pac-Man and E.T. were colossal bombs weeks before the rest of the world, and the resulting celebrity brought him great pleasure.

Through the years every aspect of Tim's life has been touched by gaming. He mastered typing thanks to Space Quest, honed his poker skills on The Sierra Network, and learned to hate after a particularly traumatic game of Tecmo Super Bowl.

Today, Tim lives in Chicago with his three kids and strives to find that perfect balance between family, career, and Warcraft. He enjoys broadcasting, martial arts, rock and roll, growing and shaving his beard, singing show tunes to the homeless, and losing at Mario Kart to his lovely, talented, and amazing girlfriend.

In late 2008, Tim became the producer and host of the GameCritics.com Podcast, and he's thrilled to be bringing GameCritics' unique editorial voice to a brand new medium.
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Thanks for the podcast! I enjoyed the talk about Arkham Knight, particularly the spoiler segment, but it’s a shame that Brad couldn’t contribute due to him having not played the game yet. Richard did what he could to counterbalance the praise provided by Tim and Jeffrey, but since he hadn’t completed the game it meant that the game wasn’t properly held to account. In any case, I’ve chosen to avoid playing Arkham Knight, despite having played the previous three titles, with Origins being a particular struggle to get through due to diminishing returns. In other words, the games are too… Read more »

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Not really. Galaga Legions was a ill-conceived puzzle game with Galaga art assets but otherwise very little connective tissue. Space Invaders Infinity Gene was fun for about an hour. I think the gold standard for classic arcade reboots is Pac-Man Championship Edition (or its own remaster/sequel, Championship Edition DX) on XBLA.

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Chi Kong Lui

Tim, do you consider any of the recent Galaga or Space Invader updates/reboots worth playing?

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Congrats to GC for reaching 15 years. Frikken amazing in the early internet age. It’s a testament to the staff that keep it all together. Well done to everyone. PS Brad seems to be doing a great job getting more reviews onto the site and at an earlier timeframe. Good work. ——— I’m not a fan of the Arkham Knight. My feelings about it below: The dull setting of Gotham has been done to death and its no way near interesting enough to reward the cool traversal system. I don’t mind the lack of Gotham’s residence, not only because there’s… Read more »