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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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Added by Viking Brent on July 31, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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

EpicBattleCry - Should You Get Into Game Journalism?

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.

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

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

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

EpicBattleCry - Should Bungie's Destiny Should Come to PC ASAP?

Destiny is easily one of the most highly-anticipated games in the industry, but despite its obvious appeal to PC players, fans on that platform remain out in the cold. We kick off this week's editions of EpicBattleCry with a question from Christer Lindqvist (@ChristerLindqv1) about the potential arrival of Bungie's Destiny on the PC

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Added by Viking Brent on July 28, 2014 at 12:42pm — 8 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Will Dark Souls Sell Out Like Dead Space? [PLUS WEEKLY WRAP-UP]

Today, @Murdorain wants to know why big publishers don't care about core gamers? Is it inevitable that all franchises become watered-down vehicles for mass appeal? Is Dark Souls doomed to end up like Dead Space? We dare to peer into the future of core franchises on today's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

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Added by Viking Brent on July 25, 2014 at 7:00am — 14 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Are Alien: Isolation, Dragon Age: Origins, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor & More too much of a good thing?

On today's EpicBattleCry we field a question from Aaron (@_Aaron_17) about the embarrassment of riches that will be October's gaming release calendar. Are there TOO MANY good games coming out in one time frame? We discuss exactly how much this ROCKtober will Rock on today's edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!

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Added by Daniel Kayser on July 24, 2014 at 7:36am — 12 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Are Next-Gen Consoles Boring Without VR?

@ADLangfield is bored and needs an infusion of immersion to liven up his next-gen experience. Will VR be the shot in the arm he needs and will he get his dose before succumbing to same-as-last-gen-itus? We break it down on today's edition of gaming's most brutal podcast!

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Added by Viking Brent on July 23, 2014 at 7:24am — 7 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Early Access Games Are Coming To Consoles

Early Access games are coming to consoles and you're going to pay for them. How do we know this? Because Daniel Kayser can see the damn future. You might be skeptical, but that's only because you haven't tried our ectoplasm brownies. @Lavi1z swallows the magic pills and we make the case on today's episode of Gaming's Most Brutal podcast!

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Added by Viking Brent on July 22, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

The Axe Factor 166: Restricted Baby Oil

Crowd funding cannot stop The Axe Factor! This week, we're checking out Oddworld: New and Tasty, still butting heads over Rainbow Six: Siege, and discussing the lessons to be learned from Yogventure's failed Kickstarter project.…

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Added by Viking Brent on July 21, 2014 at 11:06pm — 12 Comments

EpicBattleCry - What's the Story?

HAPPY MONDAY! Today on EBC we discuss a question from Cole J. Miltenberger (@Colemanzilla) regarding story arcs in gaming. Should big franchises like Halo and Uncharted concluded their tales with main characters or continue on in a manner similar to Nintendo's heroes? We discuss on today's edition of EpicBattleCry!

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Added by Daniel Kayser on July 21, 2014 at 6:44am — 7 Comments

EpicBattleCry - The Best and Worst Things About the PS3/360 Era

Last generation brought many changes to the landscape of gaming. @stepheneast wants to know what we'd pick for the best and worst developments from the seventh console generation on today's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

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Added by Daniel Kayser on July 18, 2014 at 6:36am — 10 Comments

This Titanfall Match Brought to You by Mountain Dew?

Would YOU play games with in-world advertising? Would you mind seeing a Coke sign in a COD map, a Mountain Dew commercial in-between your Titanfall matches? That's what @Jagoou wants to know on today's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

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Added by Daniel Kayser on July 17, 2014 at 6:30am — 15 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Entering Uncharted Territory

Today Axe Head Member Alexander Arts (@alexander_arts) wants to know our thoughts on the future of Uncharted! We'll try not to Sully your hopes in this adventurous edition of EBC!

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Added by Daniel Kayser on July 16, 2014 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

Building A New Generation of Gamers

With games like Minecraft having such a big impact on today's younger gamers, Axe Head Army member Zachary Clarke (@Eggerino) wants to know how the next generation of software developers will shape the industry. We construct our thoughts to debate the topic on today's EpicBattleCry!

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Added by Daniel Kayser on July 15, 2014 at 8:19am — 4 Comments

The Axe Factor 165: You Play a Gardener

Entropy cannot stop The Axe Factor! This week, we're mulling over pre-order DLC for Alien Isolation, the debut trailer for Gearbox's Battle Born, and discuss the role of indie games in Sony and Microsoft's free-game libraries.

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Added by Viking Brent on July 14, 2014 at 11:52pm — 23 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Next Gen Hype

Do you own a PS3 or an Xbox One? Do you know WHY you own a PS3 or an Xbox One? Axe Head Army member @Gargaflaps poses a question to team EBC about the outrageously successful sales of both consoles despite their lack of viable software on today's EpicBattleCry!

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Added by Daniel Kayser on July 14, 2014 at 10:02am — 12 Comments

EpicBattleCry - When The Axelords Aren't Gaming... [Plus Weekly Wrap-Up]

Its Friday and we're finishing out the week with a question from @RJMBorland about our interests outside of gaming and whether there's any crossover with our beloved interactive entertainment. What do The Axelords do when we're not platforming, reloading, and leveling up? Quite a bit as it turns out!

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Added by Viking Brent on July 11, 2014 at 6:32am — 16 Comments

The Axe Factor 164: The Answer Is No

Hallucinogenics cannot distract you from The Axe Factor! This week, we're talking Escape Dead Island, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and how indie devs can still stand out from the crowd.

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Added by Viking Brent on July 8, 2014 at 2:38am — 14 Comments

How will Hollywood A-listers change the course of the game industry?

Many games now feature celebrity voice-talent but with some titles capitalizing on A-List Hollywood actors, Iiro Lehtonen (‏@Murmelson) wants to know how that will change the game industry moving forward.

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Added by Viking Brent on July 10, 2014 at 5:45am — 5 Comments

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Do YOU think console makers should keep it simple?
Yes, I need a controller, graphic horsepower, and an 'on' button...that's it 0%
Its not realistic to think mainstream consumers will buy a device that only does one thing0%
I actually like all the entertainment options and hope they can be balanced with gaming0%
Keeping it simple is fine, but if everyone does that then no one stands out; console makers half to also stand apart0%

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Living with Tinnitus, the (not so) silent killer

This is a hard article to write. Not necessarily to express what I want to say, but because no matter how one writes an article of this nature it's nigh-on impossible to avoid sounding like a crusade, or a victim-piece or some form of self-indulgence. I can only implore you to read on in trust that I'm writing this article with no other intent than to help ensure that you never develop this condition. It has the power to terrify and debilitate you and it may be more likely to occur than you…

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.

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…

PSN Plus Instant Game Collection (May to July 2014)

Back again to give my impressions of games that I have played (and many I failed to complete) thanks to the PSN plus instant library. 

Stealth Inc.: A Clone in The Dark

The first on a long list of games that I failed to complete. I enjoyed the puzzles, it was well polished for an indie title and it is a perfect fit for mobile gaming. I played it in bite size amounts and ended up logging three or four hours into it. If I had more of an opportunity to…

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.

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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So what do you think about Playstation Now?

Started by Miguel Ramos in Site Discussions. Last reply by Hellion 3 hours ago. 6 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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Journey PS4!!!

Started by MeatyPlasmaBaws in Game Discussions. Last reply by Aussie Legend yesterday. 5 Replies

Thought this was worth mentioning...…Continue

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

Started by Eric in Game Discussions. Last reply by FistFencingChivalry on Tuesday. 2 Replies

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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