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The Axe Factor 181: A Fat Guy Named No Man's Sky

Rubber bullets cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we lose our minds over the latest media from Batman: Arkham Knight, discuss one listener's suggestion that we renounce pre-orders to combat broken games, and go hands-on with Far Cry 4, GTA V, and more!

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Added by Viking Brent on November 25, 2014 at 3:51am — 10 Comments

The Axe Factor 180: A Guy Who Knows That We Know

Grapple-parachute-traversal cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we're checking in on Tales From the Borderlands, digging on some Just Cause 3 and pondering our experiences as a customer of the game industry.

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Added by Viking Brent on November 18, 2014 at 4:04am — 21 Comments

The Axe Factor 179: How Sure Are You?

Release dates cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we compare Grand Theft Auto V on PS3 & PS4, ponder Blizzard's reveal trailer for Overwatch, look ahead to our most anticipated titles for 2015, and go hands-on with This War of Mine, and more!

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Added by Viking Brent on November 11, 2014 at 3:28am — 26 Comments

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 — 82 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 — 76 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 — 121 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!

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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

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The Axe Factor Poll!

Do YOU agree that buying 'Sixth Day Edition' games will help protect gamers?
Yes, if they see we're waiting it will change their behavior 0%
No, buying the game a week later is still buying the game. If they get our money, they'll keep screwing us0%
I think it can help with broken games and questionable pre-release reviews but not the larger industry problems we face0%
Most gamers aren't paying enough attention for this to become widespread 0%

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The Axe Factor 181: A Fat Guy Named No Man's Sky

Rubber bullets cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we lose our minds over the latest media from Batman: Arkham Knight, discuss one listener's suggestion that we renounce pre-orders to combat broken games, and go hands-on with Far Cry 4, GTA V, and more!

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Axefactor 180. We Get What We Deserve

I would love to change my username to DaySixEdition games.

Greetings fellow Axeheads.  I am once again compelled to write my thoughts in the same theme I wrote every other time in relation to the AxeFactor #180.  Our glorious Axelords Brent and Lorin again ponder as to why it is that our industry treats us like crap.  There is even a pole again for us to express what we feel about the situation.

The pole is missing the ''The industry treats us as we deserve.''   Which is what…

The Axe Factor 180: A Guy Who Knows That We Know

Grapple-parachute-traversal cannot save you from The Axe Factor! This week, we're checking in on Tales From the Borderlands, digging on some Just Cause 3 and pondering our experiences as a customer of the game industry.

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AC: Unity - The good, the bad and the ugly

The good:

- Graphics. It looks stunning and the amount of NPC's roaming through the city give the game a nice ambiance and make the city come to life like no other game has ever done before.

- Interiors. Much more inside buildings now. Fast short cuts through a house or complete missions taking place in a palace. Not every house is accessible but there is plenty of them to make it divers. 

- Riddles. Less hand holding this game. Riddles and murder cases to tease the…

Hatred is not about violence & here's why

PSA: Nothing I am saying is meant to be inflammatory or antagonizing. I am simply informing you the reader on my personal take of the Hatred controversy now that it has been several weeks and we can really take a step back to examine what the issue is.

 

The Hatred controversy is not about Violence in video games... Hatred is not about Grand Theft Auto, Hatred is not about Halo, heck Hatred is not about Boondock Saints or even Sons of Anarchy. Hatred is about Columbine, there I…

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Far Cry 4 PC mouse acceleration curve fix

Started by Adam David in Game Discussions 13 hours ago. 0 Replies

I heard on the show that Lorin was looking forward to Far Cry 4. I did a little research to see if I should buy it, and found out mouse control on PC is horrible, but there is a fix on reddit, I just…Continue

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Going to the new website?

Started by Karoc in Site Discussions. Last reply by Chimera-Six Nov 12. 23 Replies

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

Video Games Live

Started by Zoltan in Off-Topic Discussions. Last reply by Viking Brent Nov 10. 1 Reply

In this thread we discuss Video Games Live."Video Games Live (VGL) is a concert series created and produced by industry veterans and video game composers…Continue

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