Chatterbox Video Game Radio
549 - Confused Identity11/14/14
It's been a long time, but we're back, at least for a while. Ara's been off working in the Philippines and speaking at GDC Next, and Alon's been working on a new art project. Luckily, they can still find time to rag on Assassin's Creed.
548 - Abobo
Why GamerGate is stupid. Dumb kids do dumb things. Ara's a professor now. The E.T. landfill auction still hasn't happened, we think. We found a list of the most influential NES games.
547 - Least Valuable Player
After hours and hours of playing, Alon is finally able to enjoy pure Titanfall. Ara explains why he got good at crappy games. Alon wants to tell a story.
546 - Caspian
People are paying way too much attention to Zoe Quinn. Phil Fish had another emotional breakdown. Sony's letting yet another big idea die. One Puppy finally tells it like it is.
545 - Fistfuls
Alon has a baby. Ara's baby, Gran Turismo 6, was sick, but it's better now. It only took Alon a year to figure out how to use his Kinect. Nintendo is having a hard time adjusting to the new world. Bounden is a dancing game worth knowing about. Pausing...
544 - Brain Helmets
Alon and Ara both have some tech trouble, Killer Instinct Pins continue to stab Alon in the heart, GameStop is still trying to stay relevant, there are sweet games to play on the streets of Denver, and Alon wants to play with electricity.
543 - Mirror Neurons
We're changing the show to bi-monthly... AND bi-weekly! Alon's scaring the kids. Watch Dogs teaches us about ourselves. Psych experiments do too.
542 - XBOX, Turn Off
Destiny isn't anything special, we might have to change the show, Riot Games is giving away money, Le Game Jam is a tough jam, and modern video is changing the game.
541 - Distinctive Nipples
All E3 stuff. Microsoft and its relatively boring conference, Capcom and Nintendo making fun of themselves, game trailers we can't trust, some cool stuff Nintendo's bringing out, and the greatest way to travel since that guy rampaged through San Diego...
540 - Goodwood
How interesting is augmented reality in print? The XBOX One interface is still really broken and annoying. Ara played Mario Kart 8.
539 - Goosed
In this episode, we learn what game makers can do to piss us off. Basically, by changing stuff. Also, Alon sucks at Titanfall.
538 - On the List
The newer the game, the more broken it is. Alon finally made it into the credits. Amplitude is coming back, but we don't know why. Things just got real between Zenimax and Oculus.
537 - Ralph
Alon got the sickness, Nintendo had a rare change of opinion, Microsoft had another not-so-rare change of opinion, and men all over the world change a lot more than opinions.
536 - Shaq Fools
Sportsfriends is finally out, but Alon can't play it. Zenimax is acting like a jealous ex. Someone's about to sell a 500 dollar aluminum NES/Famicom. There's a new Shaq Fu game coming. We're confused about gaming addiction.
535 - The Distant Distant Future
Alon's feeling the anxiety of not having all his video game systems in Colorado. Nintendo's giving away free games. Microsoft's making the move to China. Kirby's always angry. E.T.'s come home.
534 - We All Shake Our Heads
Mario Golf should be made for the Wii U, China needs to lighten up, soon you'll get to learn a lot more about Atari, and Ara has lots of design stuff to put in your head.
533 - Glassholes
Apparently it's normal and okay to sell unfinished products. Ara really doesn't like Google Glass. Alon's excited to almost have his hands on Sprortsfriends. Oculus has officially made it into the bigtime, and we're not upset about it.
532 - Ultimate Trademark
Alon's finally in Denver. The UFC is all uppity about Ultimate Gay Fighter. Riot Games is genius, but it can't satisfy its players. Microsoft proves why its own planned DRM model never could have worked. Titanfall cheaters get cheated.
531 - Pidgey
Alon failed on his personal quest to catch them all while Google allowed Pokemon to invade Maps, Gran Turismo 6 continues to fail Ara in his quest for a worthwhile virtual driving experience, and reality TV has failed us all (again).
530 - Prestige
Alon's been playing a lot of Titanfall. The folks who developed Monaco really did care what people thought about the game even if they didn't show it. Backing a game project on Kickstarter is likely to result in disappointment.
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