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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!

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

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Added by Viking Brent on July 22, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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 — 7 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!

HAPPY MONDAY! Today on EBC we discuss a question…

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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!

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…

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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!

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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Added by Daniel Kayser on July 17, 2014 at 6:30am — 14 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!

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 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!

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 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.

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 July 10, 2014 at 5:45am — 5 Comments

Will CD Projekt Red Sell Out If The Witcher 3 Is Successful?

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the most anticipated games in the industry, but will its potential success have a deeper meaning for developer CD Projekt Red? Claus Larsen (@Binky666) asks the crew if a big publisher will gobble up this great gaming company in the months and years ahead. We do do our best Pachter impression by making wild guesses for you to get mad…

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Added by Daniel Kayser on July 9, 2014 at 7:26am — 11 Comments

A Cap-complicated Situation...

As one of the longest running and most influential companies in gaming, Capcom is a name that everyone knows, but Axe Head Army member Izzy (@israelpacheco89) is wondering which of the big three companies would be the best to acquire them if in fact they were sold. Team EBC talks all things Capcom on today's edition of EpicBattleCry!

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Added by Daniel Kayser on July 8, 2014 at 7:40am — 15 Comments

EpicBattleCry: Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, PC? If you had to choose one, which one would it be?

EpicBattleCry kicks off its new daily format with a question from Tim Albers (@SunDancerGE) about choosing one gaming device to play on FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE! Daniel, Tony and Brent tackle this super tough question with all of the grace and poise of a ballerina balancing boats on the back of a…

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Added by Daniel Kayser on July 7, 2014 at 7:57am — 36 Comments

The Axe Factor 163: Booty Duty

The pre-recorded-revolution cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we talk Lorin's new PlayStation 4, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Nintendo's Direct E3 press strategy, and more!

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Added by Viking Brent on June 30, 2014 at 11:49pm — 23 Comments

The Axe Factor 162: Coming Out of My Mouth

Deliver on your promises or suffer The Axe Factor! This week, we soak up some gameplay from some of our most-anticipated titles going into E3 2014 including Destiny, The Order: 1886, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Then we discuss Ubisoft's reasoning in axing Rainbow Six: Patriots in favor of R6:Siege, then go hands-on with Wolfenstein: The New Order and more!…

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Added by Viking Brent on June 26, 2014 at 12:27am — 29 Comments

What's Next for EpicBattleCry?

Greetings Axe Head Army, it's your fearful, uh, I mean FEARLESS leader Daniel Kayser here with an update on the state of the EpicBattleCry video podcast - ya know - that thing you crave like crack each and every week that keeps you in the know about all of the awesome happenings in the realm of interactive…

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Added by Daniel Kayser on June 24, 2014 at 11:06am — 88 Comments

No Shows This Week

Just wanted to throw up a quick post to remind you that there will be no Axe Factor or EpicBatleCry this week as both Brent and I are traveling.

We know this comes as a crushing blow to many women, children, and marginally sensitive vikings the world over, however, we will resume our regular…

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Added by Lorin Baumgarten on June 15, 2014 at 5:56pm — 17 Comments

EpicBattleCry - E3 2014: Happy to Take #2

On this E3-fueled edition of EBC, the gang slices up our Top 3 picks from Sony and Nintendo's presentations at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo. We've got Batman: Arkham Knight, No Man's Sky, Splatoon, and weaponized-pachyderms in this episode of gaming's most brutal podcast!…

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Added by Viking Brent on June 11, 2014 at 4:17am — 18 Comments

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What's YOUR take on successful Kickstarters failing to deliver?
Kinda confirms my worst suspicions/fears about crowd-funding.0%
It doesn't really discourage me, there's always the possibility a project won't work out0%
I think projects need to start formulating a plan for what happens if the project folds0%
I'm going to be much more selective about funding things in the future0%

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Who gets gaming shame....?

Gaming Shame :  

1) The shame a person feels when they just screwed up and their team has died and lost the match because of it.

2) The shame a person feels when they play a video game, but feel that they should be doing something that would be more productive.

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I dont know about you guys, but I run into this more often than not, and its why I dont game as much as I used to.

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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!

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

Like a kid again

Yesterday I drove to my local store to get a new toner for my printer and, as usual, had a look around the gaming section. I was browsing the PS4 games when I heard two kids playing on an exhibition machine i couldn't see around the corner. "What a great game!" "I love this game sooooo much!" "Wow look at that!". The kids where just gasping at what they saw onscreen. "My mother is going to get me this game!" one of them said. "I'm so lucky!!!" The other kid just sighed. "I'm really lucky,…

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.…

Axehead Assembly #40: I can see it for free and I still won't

Prepare to see a back-to-back screening of Highlander 2 and Star Wars: Episode I because the Axehead Assembly is back flogging tickets to guaranteed classics!

On this episode we talk about movies of the summer. Films debated on this episode include The Raid 2, The Amazing Spiderman…

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Destiny Beta Codes, Who has extras and who wants em?

Started by Mord4k in Game Discussions. Last reply by Mord4k 3 hours ago. 8 Replies

So due to some really ridiculous circumstances, I've found myself with a few extra Destiny Beta codes on the following consoles: PS4, PS3, and once they're avaialbe Xbox 360. I have 1 for the PS4, 2…Continue

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XCOM Ironman - EBA Soldiers VS The Alien Menace

Started by Ian - Alexander Arts in Shameless Self-Promotion. Last reply by Adrian Tang on Saturday. 16 Replies

My girlfriend Jenny and I are working on a new survival series. We had a lot of fun with Minecraft Hardcore, and now we are going to try XCOM.The XCOM Ironman playlist is here:…Continue

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Destiny and my concerns (after alpha)

Started by StarBound in Game Discussions. Last reply by Daracus on Saturday. 4 Replies

Destiny is one of my most wanted games for this year. I can't wait to get into the beta and have my fears quelled ...or justified if I am unlucky.Let's start off with Destiny is an MMO shooter if you…Continue

Axeheads do Mario Kart 8

Started by Hellion in Game Discussions. Last reply by best_jeppe Jul 16. 11 Replies

Balance your chassis, polish your rims and fluff up your sponge tyres. They say the Wii U hasn't sold well I say we're exclusive. I thought I try organise a EBA MK8 night/championship using mumble…Continue

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