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Hosts: SoldierHawke, Shamus. Episode edited by Issac.
00:15 Mass Effect Andromeda
I do have nice things to say about this game. It’s just that when I say them, they’ll be wrapped in 40,000 words of criticism.
18:06 Dark Souls
29:25 Spec Ops: The Line
Heads up: SoldierHawk hasn’t played through to the end yet, which is why our conversation didn’t include those revelations.
48:58 Mailbag: Games based on real conflicts.
I know this topic skates around political-ish hotbutton topics. If we stepped on your toes, please try to be cool about it.
How do you feel about games that depict real-world wars and conflicts?
Does it make a difference if they’re historical, recent or ongoing?
Personally, I find it pretty tasteless to use ongoing conflicts as a
backdrop for some heroic power fantasy, because it seems too close to
Spec Ops is a different beast of course, but as far as I know, there
really aren’t any other games like it.
Going back in history, I find it strange that I’m uncomfortable with the
World Wars as settings, but not with anything before. They were extremely
brutal, of course, but so was the 30 Years War. I don’t know why it
should matter how far back you go, but it does seem to matter to me…
Marvel's Civil War
Team Cap or Team Iron Man? More importantly, what basis would you use for making that decision?
What is this silly word, why did some people get so irritated by it, and why did it fall out of use?
The Best of 2017
My picks for what was important, awesome, or worth talking about in 2017.
Starcraft 2: Rush Analysis
I write a program to simulate different strategies in Starcraft 2, to see how they compare.
Juvenile and Proud
Yes, this game is loud, crude, childish, and stupid. But it it knows what it wants to be and nails it. And that's admirable.