The Axe Factor 147: Play With Your Club Lengths

Who needs half-time, its The Axe Factor! This week, we weigh in on Alien: Isolation, South Park: The Stick of Truth, discuss the Trademark dispute between Candy Crush and The Banner Saga, and more!

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What We’re Watching:

Alien: Isolation - Gameplay Announcement Trailer

Alien: Isolation - Origins Dev Diary

The Golf Club - Gameplay Trailer

South Park: The Stick of Truth Behind The Scenes with Matt Stone &a...

What We’re Reading:

Candy Crush Makers go after The Banner Saga.  For real.

What Kings ‘Candy’ trademark Really Means

What We’re Playing:

Battlefield 4

The Banner Saga

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

 

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Comment by Aussie Legend on February 4, 2014 at 3:20am

I think there needs to be some changes around here now that Brent's wife has had a child to tone down the excessive violence and profanity. Brent, Vikings are savage and ruthless, you should take on the persona of Pacifist Brent to give off an air of approachability and friendliness. Lorin, bombs are loud and can get people killed, I suggest changing your name to Lorin Flowergarden to come across less intimidating and more inviting to your younger and more easily impressionable viewer base. Also, Axes are big and scary, so I suggest we rename the show to the RattleFactor to ensure that the worst the big meanies can do to you is adorably bonk you on the head... also I think EpicBabyCry just writes itself!

Glad all is well, welcome back the two (three) of you! (I'm with Lorin btw on the Gold Club, sounds friggin awesome as a fan of the ol' golf myself. Also thank god someone finally played Brothers, though its unfortunate that is was a little dissonant of an experience due to how you consumed the game, I know that feeling cause I did the EXACT same thing with Gone Home and kinda ruined that game for myself)

Comment by Lance Latham on February 4, 2014 at 4:26am

Welcome Back!

Comment by Tokyochuchu on February 4, 2014 at 5:39am

The legend of The Axe Factor returns! Yay!

Comment by Setsuna on February 4, 2014 at 6:41am

Welcome back guys and many many congratulations 'daddy' :D

Just wanted to leave this food for thought about the 'saga' controversy:

http://www.howlongtobeat.com/search.php?t=games&s=saga

I'm pretty sure Hero's Saga Laevatein Tactics wasn't copying this bullshit candy crush that no one gives 2 shits about.

The word 'SAGA' can't be trademarked as it was already used plenty of times by several other games and becomes fair use of a word that can't be trademarked (imho).

Sorry, just had to rant...

Comment by CornRPeople2 on February 4, 2014 at 6:44am

The Axe Lords have not forsaken us! All of those calves I sacrificed must have worked!

Comment by TheRealGamer on February 4, 2014 at 7:04am
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
It is really good to have you guys back.
Congrats daddy Brent :)
Comment by Miguel Ramos on February 4, 2014 at 7:27am

Welcome back! The Axe Factor is home again! Don't forget for me the most anticipated game in a very long time, Dark Souls 2, coming out in March also!

Comment by Thomas Sorensen on February 4, 2014 at 7:48am
.......First off.... Congratulations Baby-Daddy.......and welcome back both of u.......

Ok how can something like saga be trademarked its one of those words like "chair, banana, wind, hey & what" that it makes no sense that a word like saga can be trademarked. Its absolutly ridiculous.......

.......Hmmm maby i should trademark my name.......
Comment by Deking on February 4, 2014 at 8:04am

Welcome back.. i felt like an addict suffering from withdrawals ..but CONGRATS BRENT!

Comment by nGAGE on February 4, 2014 at 8:24am

Welcome back guys and of course congrats Brent.

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