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The Axe Factor 178: Jackrabbit Wallets

Due process cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we ponder controller-sharing on PS4, yet another Far Cry 4 update, and conclude our conversation on the most contentious subject in all of gamedom: the dreaded Gamer Gate.

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Added by Viking Brent on October 28, 2014 at 4:00am — 35 Comments

Axehead Assembly #50: Today Goodbye Will Be Farewell

Prepare to endure one last poorly recorded, mic-popping, potty mouthed, ramshackle ride because the Axehead Assembly is back for a suicidal final charge at the enemy cannons!

On this final celebratory / mournful episode we discuss the closure of EBA and what the site has meant to us.…

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Added by Tokyochuchu on October 22, 2014 at 10:30pm — 17 Comments

The Axe Factor 177: The Breast Tactic

Bug spray cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we're checking out a Kickstarter for #TheFlameAndTheFlood, the Axehead-developed #StrengthOfTheSword3, and dive into part 1 of our epic conversation on #GamerGate. 

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Added by Viking Brent on October 22, 2014 at 3:36am — 75 Comments

The Axe Factor 176: "Interesting" Doesn't Necessarily Mean "Good"

Incendiary rounds cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we check out a Kickstarter from some ex-Bioshock devs, bask in the glow of Far Cry 4's latest promo vids, discuss the positive racial aspects of Sleeping Dogs, and go hands-on with Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

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Added by Viking Brent on October 14, 2014 at 4:11am — 20 Comments

The Axe Factor 175: The Most Popular 7 out of 10 of the Year!

The Old Ones cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we discuss the business model of Urban's latest crowd-funded venture, Human Resources, the role of game media pundits in native advertising, and discuss the future of our amazing community and our show.

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Added by Viking Brent on October 7, 2014 at 2:10am — 33 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 250: We Just Gave Them Some Help

After six years and 250 episodes, this week we gather one final time to close the book on EpicBattleCry. From how the show started to why its finally come to an end, today's conversation is our farewell to the podcast we've always called home and the audience that we've always called Epic. Thank you all for listening and supporting the show through the years. YOU amazing people are the reason this has been Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

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Added by Viking Brent on October 6, 2014 at 1:49am — 119 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Is It Fair To Release HD Remastered Games? [Plus Skirmish 249]

Well gang, its the final episode of EpicBattleCry on YouTube and @JohnScig is asking about the slew of remakes and remastered titles currently flooding the PS4. Is it fair to buy games twice? We discuss on our final YouTube edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

Join us back here next week for our farewell episode, EBC Skirmish 250!

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Added by Viking Brent on October 3, 2014 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

EpicBattleCry - What Single Game Would We Play From Now Till March?

Rocktober has officially begun and @jomipira wants to know if we had to choose just one game to see us through until next March...what would it be? We ponder this and more on today's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal…

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Added by Viking Brent on October 2, 2014 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Can New Game IPs Succeed?

Everyone loves a sequel, no one more than big game publishers, but how can new, original game IPs find footing in our franchise driven industry? @JustLikesToDraw asks, we discuss on today's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal…

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Added by Viking Brent on October 1, 2014 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Is Destiny All-Hype?

@Chutakoopas is stirring the pot today with a spicy question about Destiny. Given the mixed feelings the game has elicited in players, is the game a bonafide success, or does its real success lie in the pervasive marketing that led into its launch? We discuss on today's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal…

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Added by Viking Brent on September 30, 2014 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

The Axe Factor 174: A Passive-Agressive Ball of Yarn

Definitive graphics cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we talk over Triad Wars, the Sleeping Dogs Definitive edition, and the abysmal state of DLC.

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Added by Viking Brent on September 30, 2014 at 2:00am — 20 Comments

EpicBattleCry - With Titan Cancelled, Are MMOs Dead?

We've got the cure for your case of Mondays, EpicBattleCry! Today, @gargaflaps asks if the cancellation of Blizzards long-gestating game Titan heralds a turn in the industry away from large scale MMOs.

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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Added by Viking Brent on September 29, 2014 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

EpicBattleCry -Why Aren't All Super Hero Games as Good as Batman? [PLUS Skirmish 248]

Today, @idlemortician asks why other super hero games can't seem to live up to the standard set by the Batman: Arkham series. We discuss on today's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

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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Added by Viking Brent on September 26, 2014 at 7:00am — 60 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Do We Care About Gaming on the iPhone 6?

Today @_aaron__17 asks what we think about Apple's focus on the iPhone 6 as a gaming device. Has gaming on iOS evolved into an experience core gamers can get excited about? We discuss on today's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

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Added by Viking Brent on September 25, 2014 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Have Achievements Ruined Gaming?

Today @Nash_Nashwan asks if trophies have taken away the simple pleasure of playing how we want. Has gaming changed for the worse in the pursuit of unlocking achievements? We opine on Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

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Added by Viking Brent on September 24, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

EpicBattleCry - The Death of Unique Games?

Today's episode of EpicBattleCry is brought to you by a question from @vinhillart who asks if the constant comparisons of games like Destiny to titles like Borderlands and World of Warcraft signal the end of unique games. We discuss on today's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

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Added by Viking Brent on September 23, 2014 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

The Axe Factor 173: What Part of Town Were You In?

Industrial flame throwers cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we discuss our mixed feelings on Alien Isolation's Survivor mode, ponder if VR may offer a way to address gender issues in games, and finish our hands-on time with Destiny!

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Added by Viking Brent on September 23, 2014 at 2:03am — 47 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Did Microsoft Just Throw Away 2.5 Billion Dollars on Minecraft?

We're kicking off the week with a question from @Lav1tz on whether or not Microsoft was smart to pay two-and-a-half billion dollars for Minecraft developer Mojang and let its creator walk away. All on today's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

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Added by Viking Brent on September 22, 2014 at 7:00am — 11 Comments

The Axe Factor 172: Led Zepplin - The Game

Classic rock cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we talk badass smuggling in Elite: Dangerous, elephant carnage in Far Cry 4, Microsoft purchasing Minecraft dev Mojang, and go hands-on with Destiny!

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Added by Viking Brent on September 15, 2014 at 11:42pm — 11 Comments

EpicBattleCry - The Scariest Games Ever [Plus Skirmish 247]

While we still have a ways to go before Halloween is upon us, today we field a frightening question from EBA Axehead Alfonso Fletcher (@Darkfletcher) regarding the games that scared us the most! Check out our thoughts on the matter and then let us know which games YOU were scared by the most in the comments or via Twitter!

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Added by Viking Brent on September 12, 2014 at 7:00am — 11 Comments

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The Axe Factor 178: Jackrabbit Wallets

Due process cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we ponder controller-sharing on PS4, yet another Far Cry 4 update, and conclude our conversation on the most contentious subject in all of gamedom: the dreaded Gamer Gate.

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NBA2K15 Review

The NBA2K series has been one of the most dominant franchises in gaming. While some sports franchises rely on exclusivity deals to corner the market, NBA2K was able to do it the old fashioned way: make a far superior product to your competitor, and force them to close shop. This dominance allowed NBA2K to end the last console generation as the unchallenged king of basketball video games. 2K began the new console generation with another solid entry in the series. While NBA2K14 for the PS4 and…

Axehead Assembly #50: Today Goodbye Will Be Farewell

Prepare to endure one last poorly recorded, mic-popping, potty mouthed, ramshackle ride because the Axehead Assembly is back for a suicidal final charge at the enemy cannons!

On this final celebratory / mournful episode we discuss the closure of EBA and what the site has meant to us.…

The Axe Factor 177: The Breast Tactic

Bug spray cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we're checking out a Kickstarter for #TheFlameAndTheFlood, the Axehead-developed #StrengthOfTheSword3, and dive into part 1 of our epic conversation on #GamerGate. 

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Just curious how many Axeheads are going to be heading over to the new website, once Lorin and Brent get it up and running?I will be for sure.Continue

What TV?

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Hey guys!I'm moving to a new place soon and I'm looking forward to buying a brand new TV and a PS4. Woohoo :DI've done some research and I've hit some sort of a dead end. Do i get an FullHD Tv or…Continue

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