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EpicBattleCry - Can "Free-to-Play" Games Really Be Called Free?

Posted by Viking Brent on July 31, 2014 at 7:00am 1 Comment

Recent events pertaining to the free-to-play model on mobile have sparked debates about the state of the genre and what's a truly fair description of the experience. Nico Viegas P. (@MonkeyBot9k) is curious about our take on the situation and we do our best to answer by offering up some truly free insight.

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…

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EpicBattleCry - Making EpicBattleAxe The Video Game

Posted by Viking Brent on July 30, 2014 at 7:00am 4 Comments

We're pretty sure ALL gamers fantasize about making their own video game at some point, and today Josh Tiefer (@JoshTiefer) inquires about the Axe Lords vision for designing a game. Get some insight into a once discussed potential project and offer up YOUR suggestions on today's EpicBattleCry.

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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EpicBattleCry - Should You Get Into Game Journalism?

Posted by Viking Brent on July 29, 2014 at 7:00am 6 Comments

Today on EBC we tackle a tough question from Butch Greuel (@butchgreuel) about whether or not getting into gaming journalism is a smart career choice. Considering the changing landscape of both gaming and game journalism, this ended up being a rather interesting discussion that any aspiring game journalist should check out.

Got a question for the EpicBattleCry crew? Hit us up on Twitter via @EpicBattleAxe and tune in Monday-Friday to find out if…

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The Axe Factor 167: Things That Rhyme With 'Harry Dean Stanton'

Posted by Viking Brent on July 29, 2014 at 1:17am 9 Comments

Grab your flamethrower and cat-carrier, its The Axe Factor! This week, we check out CounterSpy, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, and Alien: Isolation. Then, we discuss why its so hard for console makers to keep it simple.

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EpicBattleCry - Can "Free-to-Play" Games Really Be Called Free?

Recent events pertaining to the free-to-play model on mobile have sparked debates about the state of the genre and what's a truly fair description of the experience. Nico Viegas P. (@MonkeyBot9k) is curious about our take on the situation and we do our best to answer by offering up some truly free insight.

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EpicBattleCry - Making EpicBattleAxe The Video Game

We're pretty sure ALL gamers fantasize about making their own video game at some point, and today Josh Tiefer (@JoshTiefer) inquires about the Axe Lords vision for designing a game. Get some insight into a once discussed potential project and offer up YOUR suggestions on today's EpicBattleCry.

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EpicBattleCry - Should You Get Into Game Journalism?

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So what do you think about Playstation Now?

Started by Miguel Ramos in Site Discussions. Last reply by Abel2Disable 31 minutes ago. 5 Replies

What I don't get is the pricing structure. 3 dollars for 4 hours of game is absurd. 15 dollars for 90 days of one old game, that you can pretty much buy at that price is also nonsense. How can Sony…Continue

Rocksmith

Started by Zoltan in Game Discussions. Last reply by Res Bellicae yesterday. 8 Replies

Hail to the mighty Axehead Army!Let's discuss Rocksmith/Rocksmith 2014. For those of you who don't know: Rocksmith is a 'music video game', very similar to Guitar Hero. Instead of playing on plastic…Continue

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Divinity Original Sin, best game I have played in 5+ years

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This game reignited my love for video games. That usually happens once every few years with me and this game has done it. I have sunk over 80 hours into this beast already (to be fair I have two…Continue

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