The Die Is Podcast

In this episode, we discuss what makes games challenging, what about that is fun, and when it crosses the line into simply frustrating. And we have lots of examples and discussion of the games we've played that are challenging, frustrating, or both.

Will's Game of the Week is Deadpool.

Chris' Game of the Week is The Last of Us.

Brandon's Game of the Week is Mechwarrior Online (Beta).

Direct download: The_Die_Is_Podcast_Episode_14.m4a
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In this episode, we reflect on our last six months of gaming and talk about what we liked and didn't like, and then we look forward with anticipation to all kinds of games announced at E3 and Origins (and whatever else might be coming down the pipe).

Will has a potty-mouth. His Game of the Week is Mass Effect 2.

Chris' Game of the Week is InSpectres.

Brandon has been fighting giant steampunk boss-monsters and can't be with us.

Direct download: The_Die_Is_Podcast_-_Episode_13.m4a
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In this episode, we talk about emotional investment when you play a game, the benefits and drawbacks to getting really into it, and what kind of person says "It's just a game." (Hint: I have few compliments for them...)

Will's Game of the Fortnight is Mass Effect.

Chris' Game of the Week is Sentinels of the Multiverse.

Brandon's Game of the Week is Dominion.

Direct download: The_Die_Is_Podcast_-_Episode_12.m4a
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In this episode, we discuss many of the games set in the Star Wars universe that we have played, their strengths and weaknesses, and what kinds of things we really look for in those games.

Will's Game of the Week is Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition.

Chris' Game of the Week is Alien Frontiers.

Brandon's Game of the Week is Neverwinter (MMO).

Direct download: The_Die_Is_Podcast_-_Episode_11.m4a
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In this episode, we take a look back at the first games we ever played, the games that opened our minds to the possibilities of the hobby, and the games that hooked us in, never to release us!

Will's Game of the Week is Space Cadets.

Chris' Game of the Week is Summoner Wars.

Brandon's Game of the Week is Guild Wars 2.

Direct download: The_Die_Is_Podcast_-_Episode_10.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am EDT

In this MEGA-sode, we each discuss something that we have spent an inordinate amount of time and effort seeking out in games, but have still somehow come up empty.

Will's Game of the Week is Defiance.

Chris' Game of the Week is Descent: Journeys in the Dark 2nd edition.

Brandon's Game (Accessory) of the Week is Roll20.

Direct download: The_Die_Is_Podcast_-_Episode_9.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

In this episode, we talk about how we find out about new games, how we learn more, what gets us interested enough to buy, and how we filter through the crap so we don't waste our money!

Will's Game of the Week is Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions.

Chris' Game of the Week is Pixel Tactics.

Brandon is MIA. He may have cut off his left hand. Hopefully, it will be reattached by next week.

Direct download: The_Die_Is_Podcast_-_Episode_8.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

In this episode, we talk about what is fun about superhero games in particular, and what superhero video games, board games, and role-playing games are best.

Will's Game of the Week is XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Chris' Game of the Week is Legends of Anglerre/Fate Core.

Brandon's Game of the Week is Valkyria Chronicles.

Direct download: The_Die_Is_Podcast_-_Episode_7.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

In this episode, we talk about howthe hobby of gaming fits into our non-gaming lives, especially with regards to our families and significant others.

Will's Game of the Week is Lord of the Rings: War in the North.

Chris' Game of the Week is Far Cry 3.

Brandon's Game of the Week is Hellfire.

Direct download: The_Die_Is_Podcast_-_Episode_6.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am EDT

In this episode, we discuss what keeps us playing older games despitea deluge of newer games coming out, and speculate on what current games might stand such a test.

Will's Game of the Week is Borderlands 2.

Chris' Game of the Week is Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.

Brandon's Game of the Week doesn't exist, because his two year old daughter locked him out of his computer. Send your insults to @BrandonCard2 on Twitter.

Direct download: The_Die_Is_Podcast_-_Episode_5.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am EDT