Fri, 29 May 2020
Where would RPG heroes be without the faithful merchants who keep them supplied with magic swords and healing potions? Dead in a ditch, that's where. This week, we grab Tyler Nagata for a look at five games that flip the script by making you a shopkeeper in someone else's heroic journey, after which we'll tunnel into Minecraft Dungeons and Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, get excited for Silent Hill's sort-of return, and hear about the athletes you'd pick to fight monsters.
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Fri, 22 May 2020
This week, Vidjagame Apocalypse welcomes PNB's TL Foster for a good, long look at five times pro athletes starred in videogames that were more about punching monsters than playing sports. Then it's on to swimmer-munching shark nirvana in Maneater, excitement over Paper Mario: The Origami King, and the Schwarzenegger movies you thought were overdue for game adaptations.
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Fri, 15 May 2020
This week's news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's return as Dutch Schaefer in Predator: Hunting Grounds has us just a little excited, so we roped in PNB's Kayla Zumbaum for a look at five of the best games ever to let you step into the Governator's shoes. We then wallow in a little more nostalgia with Pixel Ripped 1995, look to the future with Xbox Series X and PS5 news, and hear about the un-adapted Star Wars stories you'd like to see made into games.
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Fri, 8 May 2020
Hang on, this episode isn't about Candy Crush. With Mother's Day imminent, we decided to flip genders on the concept of "dad games" - in which a father has to protect or rescue a child - and focus on moms doing the same thing (which turned out to be surprisingly rare in videogames). Then it's on to Streets of Rage 4, Mortal Kombat 11's Aftermath expansion, and the games you took a year or more to play.
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Fri, 1 May 2020
We've now officially done as many numbered episodes of this show as there are days in a (non-leap) year, so this week, we're looking at five games whose stories and gameplay are affected by changing seasons over (at least) an in-game year. Then it's onward to the reveal of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, impressions of XCOM Chimera Squad and Gears Tactics, and the games that made you give one of your favorite series a miss.
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