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Episode 161 — To Be Fair

Episode 161 — To Be Fair

Consider a concert set list. The band comes out and opens with a couple of deep cuts, a bit slow-tempo, really a nod to the fans. But then they kick it in, building tension, generating release, mixing cuts from all their albums, back and forth across the years. For the encore, a few more deep cuts for the die-hards who haven’t rushed out to beat the traffic.

We’ll just say that this episode is like that show.

CUTS:

00:16:08 — Player Usage and the Art of Making Out
00:21:46 — Guild Usage and the Art of Restaurant Patronage
00:23:59 — T-Shirt usage and the Art of Support
00:27:52 — City of the Big Shoulders and the Art of Declaration
00:31:18 — Creating Music and the Art of Distribution
00:35:21 — High Frontier 4 All and the Art of Paying What’s Due
00:39:10 — The Long and Winding Road (A Games Journey)
01:36:25 — Right Here, Right Now: Top 5 Euro Games
01:53:04 — Undaunted: Normandy (in-depth)
02:27:21 — Snap, by Belinda Bauer

Episode 160 — Fatal Flaws

Episode 160 — Fatal Flaws

We start slow, as cool ambient music on a rainy Autumn evening, but by the halfway point we warm to the task and heat the discussion up to a boil.

Some games just get you that way.

TEMPS:

00:06:01 — Tournament Losses (Wir Sind das Volk)
00:17:11 — Innovation & Shogun (sessions)
00:28:25 — Five-Player Games, now!
00:40:57 — Spiderman on PS4
00:52:35 — Endless Legend
01:00:45 — City of the Big Shoulders (in-depth)
01:43:50 — Vindication (preview)
01:54:57 — Oban Little Bay
01:58:32 — Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan

 

Episode 141 — When Did You Stop Caring?

Episode 141 — When Did You Stop Caring?

It’s that time, and we roll the dice and lay out the games that have caught our attention in this year’s Essen preview show.

First we cover 10 games nominated by our guild using a complex and patented formula. Then we each take a shot at adding five games of our own discovery. Throw in some expansion discussion, and you have a show of partially educated guessing that is sure to wow even the most cynical gamer.

SPOILERS:

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00:14:49 — The Guild 10 plus
00:16:03 — Tramways Workbook
00:17:58 — Barrage
00:2303 — 18Lilliput
0026:37 — SpaceCorp
00:30:45 — City of the Big Shoulders
00:34:20 — Reykholt
00:37:43 — Pipeline
00:44:06 — Teotihuacan
00:49:05 — Captains of the Gulf
00:56:20 — Pax Emancipation
01:03:42 — Blackout: Hong Kong
01:12:30 — Our Fives
01:15:05 — Architects of the West Kingdom (Jim #5)
01:18:56 — Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea (Jim #4)
01:20:20 — Underwater Cities (Jim #3)
01:22:04 — Europa Universalis (Joe #5)
01:24:09 — Pandoria (Joe#4)
01:25:22 — Dominant Species: Marine (Joe #3)
01:28:06 — Imaginarium (Joe #2)
01:30:37 — Expedition Zetta (Jim #2)
01:34:02 — War Room (Jim #1)
01:37:20 — Newton (Joe #1)
01:44:11 — Expansions and Other Riff Raff