Vidjagame Apocalypse

Giant city-crushin' monsters are in right now, so why not devote a show to their greatest appearances in video games (and give kaiju expert Brett Elston a chance to wax nostalgic at the same time)? There's also some talk of mysterious new PC releases, e-cigarettes for some reason, and a quick look at your favorite games of the year so far.

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Have we really been doing this for 25 straight weeks? Dang. To celebrate being halfway to 50, we spend this episode counting down our top 5 games of 2013 (so far), gushing about Earthbound, recounting your most memorable game deals, and introducing a NEW COMMUNITY SEGMENT (OK we admit it it's just a twitter contest).

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This week, we pay our respects to five hotly anticipated games that were shut down before  ever really seeing the light of day. We also chat about a little iOS oddity called Deus Ex: The Fall (and other new releases, sure), freak out over the revelation that Microsoft's been handing user data over to the NSA, and talk about which times and settings you'd love to explore in an open-world game.

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Ride to Hell: Retribution is already being hailed by critics as the worst game of 2013, which has been enough to get most outlets to forget about it. Most outlets, however, are not run by masochists for whom the phrase "worst game" is a kind of catnip, so we used it as a jumping-off point for a Top 5 about biker gangs. We also talk about The Walking Dead: 400 Days and some of the worst things you've ever done in a game. (Turns out some of you are real sadists, so this was a treat.)

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Last week was a pretty important one for our LGBT friends; not only was it Pride Week, but the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, clearing the way for gay marriages to be recognized on a federal level. What better way to say "congratulations!" than with a countdown of our favorite trailblazing gay characters from games? (If Pride isn't your thing, you may want to cover your ears for this one.)

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