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The Axe Factor 170: Gaming Impotent

Posted by Viking Brent on August 26, 2014 at 1:48am 6 Comments

Your eyes will receive no mercy from The Axe Factor! This week, we're catching up on the incredible deluge of game media from GamesCom 2014. Plus, we discuss Amazon's purchase of Twitch and what the future holds for the game-video-streaming service.


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EpicBattleCry Skirmish 245 - Week of August 18 2014

Posted by Viking Brent on August 22, 2014 at 2:04am 10 Comments

Hey all, as some of you may already know I was in the hospital over the weekend with salmonella poisoning. Its taken me a few days to get back in the swing of things so I thought we'd do things a bit differently this week for EpicBattleCry. I'm posting a playlist with all five of this week's video episodes in addition to the…


No Axe Factor This Week

Posted by Lorin Baumgarten on August 18, 2014 at 4:58am 16 Comments

Hello all - while there is much to talk about from Gamescom (more than E3, methinks), you will have to wait a week to get the skinny.   Our Viking Lord Adams has taken ill and will not be available for musing this evening. We are always sad when we can not raise a glass with you...but we will be back…


EpicBattleCry - The Rhythm Is Gonna Getcha! (Or is it…?) [PLUS SKIRMISH 244]

Posted by Viking Brent on August 15, 2014 at 7:00am 4 Comments

While the rhythm game craze has already lost its pulse, Axe Head I.S. Neko (@IS_Neko) wants to know if a revival is plausible. We sync up for a not-so-sophisticated discussion on the subject during this Friday edition of EBC!

Got a question for the EpicBattleCry crew? Hit us up on Twitter via @EpicBattleAxe and tune in Monday-Friday to find out if your Q gets an A on EBC!…


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The Axe Factor 170: Gaming Impotent

Your eyes will receive no mercy from The Axe Factor! This week, we're catching up on the incredible deluge of game media from GamesCom 2014. Plus, we discuss Amazon's purchase of Twitch and what the future holds for the game-video-streaming service.


This Week:

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This isn't a thread about PC being better than consoles. It is already a fact, just as a higher frame rate is better than a so called filmic 24 or 30 fps experience. But enough of that, there is…Continue


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Stuck at the very last boss battle of Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. All my characters are lvl 99, two black mages one elementalist and a white mage, I got my ass kicked after an intense half…Continue

Star Citizen

Started by Tracy Gates in Game Discussions. Last reply by Tim Albers Aug 20. 5 Replies

I don't know how many space sim players are out there but Ive been keeping an eye on a title called Star Citizen.A rich universe focused on epic space adventure, trading and dogfighting in first…Continue

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Welcome Axe-Head Army.  I wanted to basically make this thread dedicated to pickups!  Feel free to share what you've bought for the month so far, and all the months to come!  It can be game related,…Continue

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