Using overly complicated computers with blinking lights and super-colliders that make the Higgs Boson seem tiny, NA complied a list of five amazing things that WILL happen in 2013. Over the years we’ve become very good at predicting trends in pop culture and gaming, so just remember that you heard it here first-ish. Hold onto your Tardis, here we go.
Is there room on the Rated NA podcast for two folks named Ash? We’re joined on this week’s episode of Rated NA by writer, actress, and all around bad ass, Ashly Burch.
From the icy wastes of Canada Rated NA 82 is joined by special guest Mike Gamble of Bioware to talk production, Mass Effect, and the brand spanking new Omega DLC. We also discuss our Thanksgiving holidays and this year’s door buster madness! Oh yeah, we do quick reviews of Halo 4, ACIII (ship combat), The Walking Dead: Episode Five, Borderlands 2 DLC, and our buddy Steve’s new film Lincoln! This episode is filled with more idiocy and explosions than ever before!! EXPLOSIONS!1!!
Games rarely surprise me these days. It’s not that I’ve become bitter and jaded, quite the opposite really, I still love games, but I’ve been playing a lot of the SAME games of late. Telltale’s The Walking Dead did what no other title could accomplish this year , it genuienly surprised me in the best way possible.
Tomorrow, Telltale unleashes the season finale of The Walking Dead, and things are looking grim. If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out The Walking Dead, you’re missing one of the most innovative and terrifying games in recent years. On more than one occasion I found myself shouting at the screen while I struggled to hang onto my damp controller. The tension is palpable and constant, and like the comic book and television series, no one is safe. No one.
The gang gets into some spirited discussion about the Wii U talking prices, hardware, games, and your feels. There’s a new iPhone and a new jam from CossbySweater. We review Transformers: FoC, the new Resident Evil movie, JJ Abrams’ Revolution, and the Walking Dead Episode 3. Nah-Quatto!
Every once in a while a title comes along that changes the way games are made, played, and regarded. Telltale’s Walking Dead takes the adventure game genre and smashes it into a billion messy gore-drenched pieces. By the time you walk away from Episode 3, you’ll never look at adventure games the same again.
The Walking Dead is on Xbox / PC / PS3. Episode 2 is available now on Xbox, with PC and PS3 availability Friday, June 29th.
Hilary is back for more podcasting adventures: We talk about a departure from G4, PAX Prime registration, The Game of Game of Thrones, and, Fringe news, a Mass Effect 3 composer featured within the Animoog iOS app. We review the first chapter of The Walking Dead game, Dragon’s Dogma demo, The Witcher 2, Cabin in the Woods, and Mass Effect Homeworlds #1. Finally, we talk about your wishlist for a next-gen console experience.
By now you’ve heard, the dead are coming back to life and feasting on the warm juicy flesh of the living! … on the PC and Mac. Ever since Robert Kirkman first gifted us with his apocalyptic zombie talk that “never ends”, we’ve been very vocal about our love for the Walking Dead.
I grew up watching Growing Pains, and I was saddened last year by Boner’s death. There is something magical about the intro song written and composed by both John Bettis (Lyrics) and Steve Dorff (Music).. Imagine however if you will, what would happen if the whimsical joy Growing Pains… Came back from the dead.
What are you thankful for this holiday season? As I write this my family is sitting in the living room enjoying the misadventures of Scott Pilgrim as he battles to win Ramona’s heart. Hopefully watching Scott Pilgrim on Thanksgiving becomes a new family tradition.