Spoiler Warning is a videogame commentary series. A "Let's Play", in the vernacular. The intent of the series is to watch a game and hold an unrehearsed conversation between hosts of various ages and gaming backgrounds. Want to know more? Want to send us an email? Go here.
Season 14: Skyrim
(Feb 2014 - July 2014)
We finally play this big-budget, news-making, viral, meme-spawning game of the year, best seller, beloved by millions mega-hit.
So OF COURSE we crap all over it. [Youtube Playlist]
Season 13: Metro 2033
(Oct 2013-Dec 2013)
A videogame adaptation of a Russian novel about living in the Russian metro system after the world ends, and not nearly as bad as you might think from that description. Like it or love it, it's completely unique among modern AAA shooters. [Youtube Playlist]
Season 12: Tomb Raider
(June 2013 - Aug 2013)
Crystal Dynamics tries to reboot Tomb Raider by combining Arkham Asylum with Uncharted. The result is a game that's very sure about its mechanics and very unsure about its tone. [Youtube Playlist]
Season 11: Dishonored
(Feb 2013 - Apr 2013)
Arkane tries their hand at a Looking Glass style game. We end up with tight gameplay, ambitious worldbuilding, and flavorless characters. The opening is a little rough, but we warm up to it. [Youtube Playlist]
Season 10: The Walking Dead
(Nov 2012 - Feb 2013)
An outstanding game with a lot of new ideas. Note that this game is really best experienced first-hand. Maybe go play through yourself, then come back and join in the conversation. [Youtube Playlist]
Season 9: Mass Effect 3
(Aug 2012 - Nov 2012)
We come full circle, returning to the game where the show began in 2010. It was a rough trip, and in the end it was a lot of bellyaching over the changes to both the series and to BioWare itself. [Youtube Playlist]
Season 8: Alan Wake
(Apr 2012 - June 2012)
An admirable attempt, but this game just didn't work. This is a game so conflicted, it will take all five of us to enumerate the flaws and missed opportunities. [Youtube Playlist]
Season 7: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
(Jan 2012 - March 2012)
We welcome Chris to the show as a regular cast member, and look at this ambitious update to a beloved classic. Is this game a masterful and cunning improvement on modern shooters, or a short, dumbed-down bastardization of its predecessor? I think we conclude that it's kind of both.
Season 6: Assassin's Creed 2
(Sept 2011 - Dec 2011)
Now you can watch a show where we watch Josh pretend to be Desmond Miles who is pretending to be an assassin pretending to be an Italian noble. It's all very meta.
This game scored 91/100 on Metacritic. But we would puke on Metacritic if we had any puke left over after puking on this game. This thing is a mess, and we can prove it. [Youtube Playlist]
Season 5: Fallout New Vegas
(Apr 2011 - Aug 2011)
We return to the Fallout universe for a Fallout adventure that is 50% more cowboy, 25% less brown, and 100% less stupid. [Youtube Playlist]
Season 4: Mass Effect 2
(Nov 2010 - March 2011)
In compliance with all Alliance Affirmative Action Protocols, we changed Commander Shepard into a woman. She didn't seem to mind. [Youtube Playlist]
Season 3: BioShock
(Aug 2010 - Oct 2010)
We welcome Mumbles to the show by dumping on a game she enjoyed. That's what friends are for. More importantly, we learn that combat-focused shooters are a poor choice for our series, no matter how rich their environments and characterization might be. This series was further hampered by the fact that it claimed to be a "spiritual successor" to Shamus' #1 super-favorite funtime super-game, and he might have gone a bit nuts because of that. He got better. [Youtube Playlist]
Season 2: Fallout 3
(May 2010 - August 2010)
Our most insane and bile-filled series, where we heap shame and vitriol on a beloved and award-winning game. If you're a huge fan of Fallout 3, this season may cause terrible physical pain. These episodes were originally hosted on Viddler, but were re-posted to YouTube after Viddler shot itself in the foot to death. While watching, be sure to have the glorious Fallout 3 spreadsheet of fun and alcohol poisoning open, which is derived from the Fallout 3 drinking game. It even has charts! [Youtube Playlist]
Season 1: Mass Effect
(Jan 2010 - Apr 2010)
Our first season. It's very rough by today's standards. The audio was crap, the pacing was tortuous, the episodes were too long, and we hadn't worked out what our goal was or how we should play the game. We just decided to get out on stage, turn the amps up to 11, and THEN learn to play the guitar.
Enjoy! [Youtube Playlist]
A crazy, silly, absurd, stupid, goofy, God of War-ish action game. Sometimes it seems to be silly on purpose. Sometimes it drools on itself and craps its pants. We get a laugh either way.
Once in a while we mix things up and do a few levels of Half-Life 2. We don't do this often, lest viewers get sick of our Valve fanboy gushing. [Youtube Playlist]
(2010 to present)
This is a collection of our various one-off episodes and specials.
All episodes feature music from Kevin MacLeod. Artwork by Dan and Rutskarn.