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Radial Dialogue - Episode 13 - YouTube vs. Twitch

Radial Dialogue - Episode 13 - YouTube vs. Twitch

YouTube is beefing up their streaming features and Halo is Online (in Russia).

Review: Battlefield Hardline

Review: Battlefield Hardline

Is Hardline playing good cop or bad cop?

Radial Dialogue - Episode 12 - X-Files and Preacher

Radial Dialogue - Episode 12 - X-Files and Preacher

A distinctly more "TV" episode of Radial Dialogue.

Mario Party 10 [Review]

Mario Party 10 [Review]

Why is this game co-operative and luck-based!?

Geralt Gains a Dynamic Beard in Witcher 3

Geralt Gains a Dynamic Beard in Witcher 3

MAKE MY FACIAL HAIR GROOOOOOOW!

March 2015 - Playstation 20th Anniversary

March 2015 - Playstation 20th Anniversary

Mad Max vs. Metal Gear Solid V on September 1st!

Today seems all about the head-to-head! Not only did Unity fire back at Unreal going free today, but it looks like both Mad Max and Metal Gear are looking to stake a claim on September the first!

Unity 5 Joins Unreal Engine 4 in Being Free

Yesterday Unreal announced that they were making their fourth iteration of the toolset (Unreal Engine 4) free. These both came as both a surprise and great news for the development community. However, Unity (arguably Unreal's biggest competition these days) wasn't far behind.

Radial Dialogue - Episode 4 - House of Cards and GDC

This morning we recorded another new episode of Radial Dialogue. Unfortunate it didn't include Jen because she's out sick today, but we did get to play some SpeedRunners, which is awesome in of itself. We also talked some of the news coming out of GDC this week, including Clayfighter, Unreal Engine going free, and Trine 3!

Clayfighter HD Coming in 2016

Serendipity is a curious thing. Just last week while working my way through Kirby's newest adventure, The Rainbow Curse, I mentioned on Twitter that it gave me a hankering for some new Clayfighter action. Today we get the announcement of an HD remake of Clayfighter coming in 2016.

The details are expected sparse at this point, but things we do know about the game is that it will be a full reworking of both the graphics and the audio.

Mortal Kombat X Mobile Announced

There was a time where the concept of mobile based tie-ins was something that disgusted me. Actually, it would be fair to say there was a time when mobile gaming in general disgusted me. However, I have come around on the concept and there's a collection of games on my smartphone that I play daily.

For a while, one of those games was the Injustice Mobile game. It looked good and because I'm a fan of collecting, the card-based character collection appealed to me.

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Announced for 2015

Trine 2Trine 2 was probably one of the best looking platformers that released in the last decade or so. However, my love for that game is more than just "skin deep." I played the game for review along with two friends on PC and had an absolute blast. In terms of co-op platforming adventure, it stands out in my mind as one of the best do to the balance between the three characters; every character feels unique and has a purpose in the team.

Metal Gear Solid V Announcement on Wednesday

I used to be one of the biggest fans of the Metal Gear franchise of anyone that I know. I say used to because my love of the series has degraded ever since the end of Metal Gear Solid 4, which I believe should have been the end of the Solid franchise.

Metal Gear Solid 4 was, in my opinion, the perfect ending to a series that I have loved since I was a boy. Thusly, I've opted not to sully my experience by playing a fifth chapter of a franchise I believe ended, especially not in "paid demo" format.

Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 Confirmed

Inti Creates has confirmed via Twitter that Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, sequel to their 3DS eShop action-platformer hit, has been announced. The reveal comes to us from the Inti Creates FanFest event that I can only assume takes place in a convention centre built exactly like the Resistance Base from MegaMan Zero; elevators and ladders everywhere.

Radial Dialogue - Episode 3 - Canadian Price Increase, and GAME Millionaire's Club

Thanks to very one that joined us live this morning! As you can tell we are improving the show episode over episode. This time around we learned that we've been having the game audio WAY too long. I turned that down, you're welcome.

Episode 3 of Radial Dialogue features discussions about Fable Legends going the f2p route, and GAME's ridiculous special editions that are specifically made for millionaires. Full notes below!

Far Cry 4 DLC adds Yetis
-Will they be the Skyrim equivalent of Giants?
-Jen is still playing a bunch of FC4!

Behold! The Man-Child!

Dear God, I'm 30 years old. One week away from 31. My father was raising 4 kids by this age! Me? I'm raising freakin' Pokemon.

Is this a personality flaw of mine? I mean, a lot of my peers appear to be in similar situations, so maybe this could just be a generational thing. What could possibly have made such a big difference between last generation and this one? My guess: video games.

Xbox Live Gold Membership Discounted $20

Ever since the original Xbox, Microsoft changed the online space by making it a paid service. While Sony fought, for years, to maintain a free online service for their gamers, the model eventually was adopted by them as well.

Gamers today now have to pay, regardless of platform (unless we're counting the Wii U), to play their video games online.

Fable Legends Will Be Free to Play, Characters for Puchase

Last year's E3 seemed to be all about the multiplayer experience. While we haven't returned to full couch-coop era of gaming, we did get a bunch of announcements of games that were going to revolve around four player cooperative play. One of the most surprising of those announcements, in my point of view, with the introduction of a new Fable game, Fable Legends.

Perhaps even more surprising, then the original multiplayer-focus announcement of the game, is the news that comes today: Fable Legends will be a Free-to-Play title.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

Xenoverse feels like the ultimate Dragon Ball game. Not only does it allow you to play as virtually every Dragon Ball character to have ever existed in the original universe, both single player and multiplayer, but it allows you to inject yourself into the world via the character creation. Dragon Ball Xenoverse has dethroned the epic experience of Budokai, and may take the crown for best DBZ-themed game ever.

The Pros: 

+Deep combat system
+Impressive character customization and building
+Inventive storyline and retelling of the DBZ Universe
+Fixed issues from previous titles, like Tenkaichi
+MMO feature set makes socializing in-game a whole lot of fun

The Cons: 

-Being online-centric means sometimes being kicked from single-player (server issues)
-Some minor graphical bugs
-Game mode navigation could be MUCH simpler

ShogunGamer.com Rating : 
9

I've been playing Dragon Ball games since I started watching the TV show way back in the early '90s. The franchise has proved an unstoppable juggernaut, acting as flagship for Shonen Jump for years (until One Piece and Naruto grew into popularity).

Toejam and Earl Resurrected on Kickstarter

If you were a gamer in the ‘90s, and owned a Sega Genesis, then the chances are pretty damn good that you were also a fan of Toejam and Earl. The Genesis saw two outings of the intrepid heroes and they became popular enough characters in their time that a lot of people saw them as the secondary mascots for the Genesis alongside Sonic the Hedgehog.

While an attempt to bring them back was made in the early 2000s (on the original Xbox) the series has been pretty much dead ever since.

Forza Horizon 2 Adds Fast and Furious Theme Pack

Every once in a while the video game industry joins forces with a movie studio to produce something absolutely ridiculous which allows me to fulfill my movie-fantasies.

I’m a long-time fan of the Fast and Furious film franchise and, as most who regularly read the site are aware, a big fan of Forza. That’s why the news that came out today, the announcement of a Fast and Furious car pack for Horizon 2, is some of the best news I’m likely to get all day!

New Arkham Knight Trailer Features The Scarecrow

As mentioned on the Radial Dialogue Podcast (is that what I'm calling it?) Arkham Knight got a new trailer this morning.

March Games with Gold Titles Leaked, Double in April!

Earlier this morning an image surfaced with information regarding the Xbox “Games with Gold” promotion showing off not only what we can look forward to in March (a bit early) but also revealing the fact that in the following month, April, we’ll get twice as many free games.

The image surface on NeoGaf this morning and was subsequently picked up and ran on virtually every game news site. Chances are pretty good you’ve already seen it, if not here’s the image and link to the thread on NeoGaf:

Radial Dialogue - Episode 2 - SteamVR and Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Alright! Episode 2 is up and another very important lesson learned. Casey should not be allowed to play a video game about Dragon Ball while trying to uphold his end of the conversation.

Street Fighter V Charlie Nash Reveal, Bison Tease, and Beta Program

Capcom just released their latest from the upcoming Street Fighter V for PS4 and PC: The reveal trailer for none other than Charlie Nash! While this is exciting news (that we knew was coming) for fans of Street Fighter Third Strike, the more important news was what followed.

A Life in Games

I do talk a lot about the games I played when I was a kid. There are countless classic titles that I just like to sit down with, from time to time, for the purpose of blowing through something quick and familiar. With today's culture being steeped in nostalgia - everything  demanding everyone's attention has that 'old-school' feel, it's a freaking epidemic - it's always fun to think back to the way things were when you were a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed mutant squirrel child opening a brand-new SNES game for the first time. Wait, you weren't born with a tail, just me? Well, shit.

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