Team EBC reacts to Microsoft's unveiling of the Xbox One. What should gamers take away from the announcement? How did Microsoft approach its presentation? Why were there so few games on display and WHY IS IT SO BIG?!?! We offer up One opinion after another on this rocket-science-fueled…Continue
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Sorry to say it folks.....but all the forces of Valhalla could not stop the plague from descending upon the almighty Viking Brent. His delicate and angelic pipes could not perform for you on this day. But rest assured.....he will…Continue
Hold on to your pants, its The Axe Factor! This week, we get some direct impressions of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, ponder the potential of Watch Dogs' mobile-to-console multiplayer support, and dicuss the evolving course of games to address profound and painful human experiences. Plus, our hands-on time with Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Torchlight II, and more!…Continue
Duck and cover kids, its The Axe Factor! This week, we bask in the glow of the new trailers for Grand Theft Auto V, suffer through another bout of mainstream 'journalism' about violent video games, and decided that even if Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon isn't the game of the year, it is.
We break out the press badges to break down Nintendo’s presence at this year’s E3 and the shifting significance of the show. Plus, GTA V adds character, When to watch for Watch Dogs, XCOM gets Declassified, and The Witcher 3 won’t include MP, QTE, or DRM! All of that…
Hang on and crank the merry-go-ride to eleven, its The Axe Factor! This week, we pour over new trailers for Beyond: Two Souls, Watch Dogs, discuss the new XCOM prequel, and talk about the fascinating cross-influence of games and film making. Plus, our games of the week and the winner of the FarCry3 Blood Dragon giveaway!
We break the bank to talk about microtransactions, DLC, and the business of gaming. Plus, Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within, The MGS Legacy Collection, Homeworld finds a home, and Peter Molyneux monetizes trolling! All of that and more on this shake-your-money-maker…
Ready your condiments, its The Axe Factor! This week, we have an extra helping of epic with videos for The Evil Within, Guacamelee!, and Dear Esther running on the Oculus Rift. Plus, our reaction to Cliffy B's reaction to gamer's reaction to DLC, free2play, and more!Continue
Grab a fistfull of shuriken, its The Axe Factor! This week, we blow our on minds with details on Batman: Arkham Origins, Dark Souls II, gameplay footage from Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and discuss the creative tension between players and developers.
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Prepare to get Batty as team EBC breaks down the reveal of Batman: Arkham Origins! Plus, Microsofts' disconnect, Far Cry 3’s Blood Dragon, The AVGN Adventure Game, Lost Planet 3 Delayed, and much, much more! Send up the bat signal, we’re answering the call on…
Cancel the appetizer and start with dessert, its The Axe Factor! This week, we get all hot-n-bothered over new trailers for Thief, Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures, and The Last of Us. Then we discuss why game reviews for titles like SimCity could take a page from food critics.
Hold on to your bucking bronco and grab a fistfull of bird seed, its time for another Postmortem! This week, we settle in to discuss one of the most anticipated titles in gaming: BioShock Infinite. We slice deep with a no-holds-barred discussion of the game's design, mechanics, and story. End game spoilers and major plot-point discussion abound...you have been warned.…Continue
Gather 'round the fire, we're talking story telling in gaming surrounding the celebrated release of BioShock Infinite. Plus, new COD DLC is rising up, Crytek Bids on Darksiders, Thief steals our hearts and Total War enters the F2P Arena. All of that and more on this narrative-driven edition of gaming's…Continue
Microwave your cable modem and hide under your bed, its The Axe Factor! This week, we gorge ourselves on the massive amounts of awesomesauce gaming vids that have hit the tubes recently, then we warm up for our new Postmortem with a hands-on look at BioShock: Infinite.
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Activate slo-mo and brace for the hero shot, its The Axe Factor! This week, take a look at debut gameplay footage from Transistor, have a look at more Metro: Last Light, discuss Shane Saterfield's introspective blog on outlet-exclusive game reviews, and have our hands-on time with BioShock, God of War: Ascension and more!…Continue
Grab an ice axe and prepare to survive as we sit down for an epic 90+ minute postmortem of Tomb Raider! From mechanics and story to design and graphics, we cut deep with our impressions of Lara's rebirth. Be warned: this is a spoilerific discussion and beyond a breif note at the top of the show, we freely discuss spoilers without warning throughout the episode.
Also, note that the comments for this episode are a free-zone for spoilers. So, if you don't want anything…Continue
We're rounding up the hottest headlines to talk Dishonored's DLC, The Phantom Pain, Saint's Row IV, Cyberpunk 2077 and much, much more! It's an all you can eat buffet of bad-assery on this edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!…Continue
Time to buy a thrid monitor, its The Axe Factor! This week, discuss the return of Call of Juarez to the western genre, our varying excitement for Injustice: Gods of Among Us, and prepare for the onslaught of Oculus Rift news with a discussion raised by one Axehead of whether or not VR gaming will lead to more of the kinds of games he wants to play. PLUS: our hands-on…Continue
In the wake of SimCity's troubled launch, we're building an argument against constantly connected games. Plus, the last of Star Wars: First Assault, Lord British launches a Kickstarter, God of War goes co-op, and Ron Gilbert departs Double Fine. All of that and more is constructed on this…
Hi all, sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Lorin has fallen sick and we won't be able to record an episode of The Axe Factor this week. Just wanted to let you all know the situation and that we should be back in the saddle next week.