Pixel Response Podcast: Episode 118 – Under A Harvest Moon

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Throat problems and late night recordings lead Paul and Nathan to put on their bedroom voices and recount tales of becoming a serial killer in Harvester, surviving off the wasteland in Nether and finding the origins of “fahgettaboudit” from Donnie Brasco.
Also, the merits of contemporary art and YouTube bait are discussed.

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Nintendogs: Chihuahua & Friends (NDS)

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Nintendogs is the latest game from the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto. The game centers around the joys of owning a dog and manages to bring some of the aspects of owning a dog into the game. Unfortunately, you can see pretty much everything the game has to offer in a few days and there is no compelling reason to keep playing.

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Castlevania Double Pack (GBA)

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For one reason or another both Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow disappeared from store shelves between May of 2003 and December 2005. This was especially odd considering the renewed interest in the franchise provided by the release of Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow for the Nintendo DS and the 3D entries in the franchise on the Playstation 2. Konami must have realized this as they have taken both HoD and AoS and put them on to one cartridge in the Castlevania Double Pack.

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Cold Winter (PS2/Xbox)

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Cold Winter is a First Person Shooter exclusive to the Playstation 2. While the game isn’t extraordinary by any means, it does provide a satisfying single player game experience which is fuelled by an interesting and well-told story involving a potential nuclear disaster and some very brutal arms dealers. You play as Andrew Sterling, a former MI6 (British Secret Service) agent. At the beginning of the game you are captured by the Chinese and endure some extremely brutal torture (in one of the games several extremely violent cutscenes) before being rescued by an old friend named Kim. In exchange for being rescued you agree to work for another old friend of yours named Danny who operates a mercenary agency of sorts. The mission you receive from Danny is pretty much what the rest of the game is all about. You are supposed to track down an arms dealer, who has somehow acquired a dangerous new weapon, and eliminate him. There is more to it then that but the story does get rather interesting as you progress through the game and I’d hate to spoil anything.

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WDIS?!: 01 – Dungeons & Dragons

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In the inaugural episode of a possible new series, Tony(@Zetashade) describes to Paul and David(@HebrewLantern) some of the basics in starting a new character in Dungeons & Dragons.

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Psychonauts (Xbox/PS2/PC)

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Psychonauts takes place in a summer camp for mentally gifted children, each possessing some kind of psychic ability. The main character is Razputin, or Raz for short, who sneaks into the camp with the desire to become a Psychonaut. Unfortunately, shortly after his arrival many of the kid’s brains start to disappear, as do some of the counsellors’. Raz is then responsible for restoring order to the camp, retrieving the stolen brains and finding out who is behind all the madness.

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Indie Talks!: Ep. 13 – Alec Holowka

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Alec Holowka has been a pillar of the indie gaming community ever since Aquaria came out to much critical acclaim in 2007, so Paul and Nathan were humbled to have him on this episode of Indie Talks. Indie Houses, Towerfall (which just hit a bunch of other platforms but we talk some OUYA too), the Infinite Ammo podcast and a really honest and open conversation about the development of Marian are all contained within these couple hours.

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99 Card Images From Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

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This gallery contains 99 photos.

If you’ve been playing Hearthstone, you might be like make and wanting to see the bigger images that the card art was used from. Well, thankfully this is the internet and people have been gathering these images for easy viewing. These, in particular, were compiled by Unreality Magazine a couple months ago and have been bookmarked and viewed often on my various devices.

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Year In Review: Paul’s Top Ten Video Games of 2013

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It’s that time of year again. A time for giving, receiving, remembrance and, most importantly, a time to reflect on all the wonderful (and shitty) games of the past 12 months and put them in an arbitrary list to somehow pit them against each other in a competition of significance so you, the person reading this right now, can get a better idea of who I am as a person. Maybe you’ve played most of these games, maybe you disagree with most of my list… the important thing is that this is my list of my favorite games of the last year and there is nothing you can do about it. Except read it.

Please, for the love of god read it. Also, comment below if you agree or disagree. Or don’t. I can’t make you do anything.

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Indie Talks!: Ep. 11 – Kyle Pulver

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Kyle Pulver has always made games using interesting mechanics and ideas, even before his breakout hit Offspring Fling gained popularity in the wider video game audience. Combined with a background in design and art, he has quickly become a household name to the indie game crowd and is an all around awesome guy to have chats with about his craft!

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Retro Killscreen: Episode 19 – A Whole Mess Of F.E.A.R.

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Nathan joins Paul and Jon again on this special Halloween episode to discuss the various games from our past that terrified us and defined what makes a video game scary.

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SPOILED!: Gone Home

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You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something’s not right. Where is everyone? And what’s happened here?

Gone home is an interactive exploration simulator. Interrogate every detail of a seemingly normal house to discover the story of the people who live there. Open any drawer and door. Pick up objects and examine them to discover clues. Uncover the events of one family’s lives by investigating what they’ve left behind.

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Unnecessary Sequels: A Review of Kick-Ass 2

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I started buying the comics for Kick-Ass 2 when they first started coming out but lost interest after maybe two issues, and I can kind of see why that happened now having watched the film, which I presume hits many of the same story beats. This story is kind of pointless. It really just seems

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Pixel Response Podcast: Episode 117 – KanYe Diggit?

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Taking it back old-skool… kind of. We go offline again to try to prevent some audio glitches and come out relatively successful! We’re also successful in finding out Who’s Coming To Dinner, what life might be like in Brazil and why Rushmore isn’t that great.

Also, who would Nathan erase from existence?

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