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  • The Best Games Period - Episode 43 - Dead Space

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    In honor of the day of all things spooky-scary we're turning to the game that took up Resident Evil 4's third-person horror mantle and mixed it with Alien and Event Horizon. Dead Space released in 2008 and garnered numerous accolades for its tense... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 42 - The Nintendo Switch

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    Since new consoles aren't announced every day from a major manufacturer, this week's episode focuses squarely on Nintendo's recent reveal of the Switch, their upcoming next-gen device that can be a console or handheld gaming device. Jeremy... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 41 - Flower

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    While the first attempt at recording Episode 41 might have failed due to technical difficulties, we've returned this week with a brand new and totally original discussion of Flower, the PlayStation 3's 2009 indie darling. While playing as the... More
  • The Best Games Period - Honorable Mention - Skies of Arcadia

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    Back in the mists of the year 2000, Sega and Overworks released a game for the Dreamcast called Skies of Arcadia. The title made a name for itself as one of the finest RPGs available on the system - some people even argued that it was one of the best... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 40 - Ocarina of Time

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    One of the monoliths that has topped the lists of the best video games of all-time, we're finally doing it. What it you ask? The game that has to come up at some point in every conversation about the best games of all-time: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina... More
  • The Best Games Period - Honorable Mention - You Must Build A Boat

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    With schedules being what they are, sometimes coordinating a full episode of The Best Games Period can be difficult. When we can't have a proper discussion, we will be breaking off to do these shorter mini-casts, Honorable Mentions, to talk about... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 39 - Okami

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    Two games concluded the run of Capcom's golden age of IP development with their semi-independent Clover Studio: God Hand and Okami. There are few games with the pedigree of Okami; directed by Hideki Kamiya (the creator of Viewtiful Joe, Devil May... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 38 - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

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    The gang is back together this week and all ready to talk about the defining first-person shooter of the last console generation. The 2007 release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare changed the way almost all FPS developers approached multiplayer and paved... More
  • A Conversation Regarding No Man's Sky

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    During the episode of The Best Games Period on Bastion a few weeks ago, Daniel and Jack got off on a particularly long and detailed tangent on the subject of No Man's Sky. This wasn't a planned part of the episode, just an interesting back and... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 37 - Mark of the Ninja

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    The stealth genre is one that has historically been populated by a smattering of high profile hits like Metal Gear Solid or Thief and more than a few attempts that failed to leave more than a lingering impression. Not many companies were looking to take... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 36 - Bastion

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    Supergiant Games released Bastion on Xbox 360, followed shortly by a PC release, back in 2011. It smashed onto the indie scene with isometric action and light RPG elements. The art design from Jen Zee, the musical work from Darren Korb, and a groundbreaking... More
  • The Best Games Period - Episode 35 - Dragon Age: Origins

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    BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins released for PC and console back in 2009, presenting a wholly original fantasy world with a highly refined strategic RPG system. It offered players complex moral dilemmas and a reactive, entertaining cast of characters... More