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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

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

EpicBattleCry - Is The Resident Evil Remake A Scary Good Idea Or Just Scary?

With recent word that the original Resident Evil is being remade (again), team EBC fields a question from Marcis Jekabsons (@marcoolio1) regarding our excitement (and fear) levels pertaining to the game while gathering our thoughts on the state of the franchise as a whole.

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Added by Viking Brent on August 11, 2014 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

EpicBattleCry - We Are All Doomed [PLUS WEEKLY WRAP UP]

With yet another DOOM title ready to lock and load, Axe Head Army member Surrealtrix (@Surrealtrix) is curious about id's ability to keep recycling content. We break out our flashlights to find an answer on this Friday edition EBC!

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

EpicBattleCry - Team EBC Takes Over Its Favorite Franchises

We have some fun on today's EpicBattleCry discussing an interesting question from Jonas Ifoudine (@iffomiffo) which asks, "What game franchise would you personally like to have control over and what would you do with it?" Think you know Daniel, Brent and Tony's reactions? Find out their answers and comment with your own on today's EBC!

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

EpicBattleCry - Mastering The Remaster

With the remastered version of The Last of Us causing quite the stir, Axe Head Army member George B Driver (@GeorgeBeTaz0420) wants to know what team EBC thinks about the timing of Remastered and Definitive editions of games. We debate the content and the timing of these increasingly prevalent products on today's EpicBattleCry.

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Added by Viking Brent on August 6, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

EpicBattleCry - Should We Stop Hating On GameStop?

Thanks for calling EpicBattleCry where you can pre-order every freaking game under the sun and trade in your used games for next to nothing! On today's EBC we field a question from Alfonso Fletcher (@Darkfletcher) about our loathing of GameStop over the years. Why exactly do we despise the retailer and what have positive aspects of the company have we been overlooking? We trade in our distain for pure discussion on this edition of gaming's most brutal video…

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Added by Viking Brent on August 5, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

EpicBattleCry - Evaluating EA's Access Program

We kick off your work week with a discussion about EA's recently announced Access program courtesy of a question from Brutal Brainwork (@BrutalBrainwork). Does the service offer enough to entice Xbox One users to dish out the dough or could it be improved before players part with their cash? We discuss on this Monday edition of EpicBattleCry!

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Added by Viking Brent on August 4, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

EpicBattleAxe - What Can Gran Turismo Academy Teach Us About Game Training? [PLUS WEEKLY WRAP UP]

Buckle up for this fast and furious Friday edition of EBC as we put a question from Duncan Ray (@DuncanRay47) in the driver's seat to find out if games can become training simulators for other professions like they have for race car drivers via Gran Turismo Academy.…

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Added by Viking Brent on August 1, 2014 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

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 — 8 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 — 7 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

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!

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 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

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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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How many hours of gaming do I have left?

So I thought it would be a good idea to do the math on how many hours of spare time I have left before I throw in the towel for good. With a sizable backlog, psplus throwing close to half a dozen games at me each month, new games coming out, two kids, some physical activity (rock climbing) and trying to get to a competent level of playing guitar, bass, piano and drums, its time for a reality check. Unsurprisingly, the math is not in my favor. 

In the last few years, I have not had…

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…

How to breathe life into a new Zelda game: a longwinded rambling

Right so a couple of things I feel Zelda SHOULD be

1. Link should always be Male.

(I have no reasoning behind this but Idk I just always thought it to be a universal constant, and making him a female for the sake of making him a female is accomplishes nothing)

2. I am totally all for a female protagonist.

(Why not make Zelda the protagonist for once?)

What I was loosely thinking was:

Setting: Link is prince of Hyrule and in charge of either…

Axehead Assembly #44: Rodman's Beach Volleyball Murder Island

Prepare to dye your hair strange colors and star in really crappy B-movie action flicks because the Axehead Assembly is standing at the ready with a knife and a bikini!

In this week's 'All About the Axe' we take a look at Aaron B's discussion…

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Gaming on the master race

Started by StarBound in Game Discussions. Last reply by Tokyochuchu on Friday. 4 Replies

This isn't a thread about PC being better than consoles. It is already a fact, just as a higher frame rate is better than a so called filmic 24 or 30 fps experience. But enough of that, there is…Continue

Yargh...

Started by Axel in Game Discussions. Last reply by Pmpmstrgeneral Aug 20. 1 Reply

Stuck at the very last boss battle of Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. All my characters are lvl 99, two black mages one elementalist and a white mage, I got my ass kicked after an intense half…Continue

Star Citizen

Started by Tracy Gates in Game Discussions. Last reply by Tim Albers Aug 20. 5 Replies

I don't know how many space sim players are out there but Ive been keeping an eye on a title called Star Citizen.A rich universe focused on epic space adventure, trading and dogfighting in first…Continue

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PICKUPS! SHOW OFF WHAT YOU'VE BOUGHT!

Started by Amrit Randay in Off-Topic Discussions. Last reply by Chimera-Six Aug 18. 52 Replies

Welcome Axe-Head Army.  I wanted to basically make this thread dedicated to pickups!  Feel free to share what you've bought for the month so far, and all the months to come!  It can be game related,…Continue

Tags: stuff, awesome, collectibles, pickups

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