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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

EpicBattleCry - Getting Steamy

Today on EBC we tackle a question from Martin (@MartinMcDevious) regarding the massive influx of content on Steam. Is it good or bad for the platform and PC gaming on the whole? We're getting steamy on today's edition of EBC!

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Added by Viking Brent on September 11, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

EpicBattleCry - Better Together

We get through hump day with an interesting question from Dennis Christiansen (@Mabon23) regarding two games we would combine to create the ultimate experience! Check out our discussion on the topic and then submit your own thoughts in the comments or via Twitter!

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Added by Viking Brent on September 10, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

EpicBattleCry - CEO/OMG!

What would happen if Tony, Brent and/or Daniel were the CEO of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo? What would we do differently regarding the current state (and launch) of the most recent consoles? Loyal EBA Axehead Stephen East (@Stepheneast) wants to know! We deliver an answer on today's edition of EpicBattleCry!

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Added by Viking Brent on September 9, 2014 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

No Axe Factor This Week :(

Hey all, very sorry for the late notice but there will not be an episode of The Axe Factor this week. We'll catch up with you all next week same Axe-Time, same Axe-Channel. 

See you then,

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Added by Viking Brent on September 9, 2014 at 6:12am — 7 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Is The New 3DS Bad News?

After Nintendo's recent reveal of a revised, "NEW" 3DS, EBA Axehead Chutakoopas (@Chutakoopas) wants to know the gang's take on the faster, more hard-core focused hardware. Does the device alienate current 3DS owners? Who should be picking this system up? What does it say about Nintendo's recent approach to gaming? We discuss on this 3D edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!

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Added by Viking Brent on September 8, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Calling Out The Console War [Plus Skirmish 246]

We conclude this week of EBC Skirmishes with a conversation about the ongoing console war as submitted by Josh Smith (@LordChain). Are companies like Microsoft and Sony really out to get one another or is the real war between the companies and the consumers. Wait! Is there even a console war at all?!?! We discuss on this Friday edition of EBC!

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Added by Viking Brent on September 5, 2014 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Let's Figure This Out

With the rise of franchises like Skylanders and Disney Infinity, EBA Axehead Francis Zver (@FrancisZver) wants to know our thoughts on the state of real-life products crossing over to in-game experiences. We attempt to figure out the future of this fashionable trend on today's edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!

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Added by Viking Brent on September 4, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

EpicBattleCry - The Puck Stops Here

We're hitting the virtual ice on today's EBC to discuss the controversial decision to leave out the coveted EASHL multiplayer mode from the current gen versions of EA Sports NHL 15. Even if you're not a big hockey fan, there's a good debate about the state of yearly gaming franchises and the features that fans have come to expect.

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Added by Viking Brent on September 3, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

EpicBattleCry - Is Violence Getting Too Graphic?

On today's edition of EpicBattleCry we field a question from Sundown (@SundOwn1979) about the realism level in this generation's graphics and the impact they have on the portrayal of violence within interactive entertainment. 

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

The Axe Factor 171: Words That End in "eep"

The gates of hell cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we drool over the new Saint's Row, discuss new gameplay from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and discuss the importance of betas in shaping games.

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Added by Viking Brent on September 2, 2014 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Our Best Mutliplayer Experiences

With the highly-anticipated release of Destiny nearly upon us, we kick off this week's EpicBattleCry podcasts with a question from EBA Axehead Rhys Thomas Elliott (@SUPERhys) about our favorite multiplayer experiences. From old-school shooters to more modern sports titles, we evaluate our online (and in-person) multiplayer experiences on today's EBC!

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Added by Viking Brent on September 1, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

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.

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

EpicBattleCry Skirmish 245 - Week of August 18 2014

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…

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

No Axe Factor This Week

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…

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

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

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!

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

EpicBattleCry - Can Great Stories Be Married To Open World Gameplay?

Many gamers love a great story while others appreciate creating their own in an open-world environment. Question is, can you have your cake and eat it too? Bengt-Robert Leine (@BengteLeine) asks about marrying story and open ended gameplay on today's EBC.

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Added by Viking Brent on August 14, 2014 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Is PlayStation Now Too Pricey or Just Stupidly Setup?

The recent launch of the PlayStation Now streaming service was met with quite a bit of confusion and outrage over the service's pricing model. Well, today on EBC we take a question from Frank Simko (@FrankSSimko) pertaining to the pricing and what we expect moving forward. Open up your minds (and your wallets) for this costly edition of EBC!

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Added by Viking Brent on August 13, 2014 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

EpicBattleCry - Is Mobile Gaming's Future Bioshockingly Good?

Some big time games have already landed in our laps (and hands) on iOS and with the original Bioshock joining the bunch, we discuss a question from our friend Keith Swiader (@KeithSwiader) regarding the future of portable potential.

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Added by Viking Brent on August 12, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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Axehead Assembly #47: Wild Celine Dion Appears!

Prepare for your heart to go on because the Axehead Assembly is back and has a dank basement with a pop star's name written all over it!

In this week's 'Cleaving the Leavings' we look back at the EBC topic of "Is the New 3DS bad?" and discuss whether we're interested in picking one up.

Then in 'The Axe…

Axehead Assembly #46: Beware the Bankruptor!

Prepare to use dirty, underhanded tactics to destroy the mega-corporations because the Axehead Assembly is into all manner of subterfuge!

On this week's short, sharp episode we take a look at Eric's discussion…

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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Go to hell Next Gen!

I have been a proud owner of a PS4 since Thursday.
No, I have been a frustrated owner of a PS4 since Thursday...
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Wrong Password,
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User agreement,
Accept\Down Accept,
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Cant find PS4 device
Cant find Bluetooth Device,
Contact your internet provider,
Restart Router,
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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!

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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Bionics. Deus Ex, here we come.

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Calling All Guardians: Are You Ready To Represent?

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Are you ready for Destiny? I mean really ready?? - You may think you are, but let me tell you my friend, you aren't fully equipped to tackle the dangers of the solar system until you have your…Continue

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