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The Top 10 Games of 2012

Another year in the books and another top ten list for games. It’s been a bit of a weird year: two system launches, multiple game delays, and nothing groundbreaking. Still, it’s not like there weren’t any great games in 2012; this list doesn’t have contain any mediocrity. Considering that a number of titles on this list were smaller releases, maybe there are a few here that you haven’t played. This isn’t an isolated opinion; many other media outlets had a number of, if not a majority of the titles on their top games list, made by companies that are not household names. It’s a bit weird that many of the best titles of the year came from obscure place but, then again, 2012 was a pretty bizarre year in gaming. (more…)

Weekly Video Game Post–August 3, 2010

Weekly Video Game Podcast – August 2, 2010 <61 mins (55.8 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
  • I almost had this podcast out on time
  • Shorter than normal because there’s not much to talk about
  • Remember all those Nintendo printing money jokes? Well, maybe they should have printed more and stuffed it under a mattress because they seemed to have lost their printing press
  • We talk pirates and not the parrot-loving kind
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of July 24 and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Weekly Video Game Post – Jan. 8, 2010

Weekly Video Game Podcast – Jan 8, 2009 <60 mins (27.4 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
  • Two weeks of info covering with all the results from the holiday season
  • Apparently Chris is grumpy…grrr.
  • We even talk about board games…more like bored games. HA HA!
  • All our sales data comes from www.vgchartz.com
  • Continue reading for all the release dates and expanded sales figures

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Plants vs. Zombies (Video Game Review)

Video Game Review
Plants vs. Zombies
PC/Windows
2009
Developer: PopCap Games
Publisher: PopCap Games

If there has been a genre that has gone past the fad phase and now has hit the overkill phase, tower defence games is that genre. These types of games are everywhere and if you’re one of those that needs to justify their iPhone/iTouch purchase by saying it’s also a games platform, there’s a tower defence game released every week for the platform it seems. Plants vs. Zombies breaks the mold by offering something different although it is plagued by low difficulty and the extra crap that PopCap felt necessary to throw in to add value to the game. Even though it’s easy, it will still suck hours away from even a hardcore gamer.

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Nation Red (Video Game Review)

Video Game Review
Nation Red
PC/Windows
2009
Developer: DiezelPower
Publisher: DiezelPower

There’s something appealing about killing zombies in video games. Games are sell well simply with the premise of zombie annihilation. DiezelPower’s Zombie Red is no different. The game is an arena-based shooter that lets the player only do one thing: killing zombies. For a zombie killing game, it’s enjoyable but it’s limited in its options. It’s fun at the beginning but then the gameplay begins to feel a little dead after a while.

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