Recently I was a presenter at a professional conference, which has become – in a way I don’t fully understand – an increasingly fundamental part of my day-to-day job.
Bloodborne, Pillars of Eternity, Titan Souls, Star Craft II: Legacy of The Void, A New Graham Rowat Reading, Your Emails and More! This week Shawn, Julian and Rob Zacny hold it down for Easter weekend. We also feature a new reading by Graham Rowat!
I've come a long way to be here. I've crawled through vents. I've punched through a few very specific walls.
Affordable Space Adventures, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, Don't Shoot Yourself, Hover: Revolt of Gamers

April 6 – April 12

Did someone get the license of that truck? It was filled with all the big budget, highly marketed releases of the season.
Time Played: 33 minutes Sponsored By: Lake23 Genesis Review A game that is pretending to be a bad port of a Bible game for the Sega Genesis isn't nearly as bad as it thinks it is. I don't know if that counts as more fail or less.
Bloodborne, Pillars of Eternity, Orbital Gear, Games That Make us Feel Foolish, Special Guest Jeff Green!, Your Emails and More! This week Shawn, Elysium and Julian are joined by Jeff Green to talk about games making us feel foolish.
Oliver stars, via thebarefootedsasha

RevieWii-Uing the Situation

I haven't bought a new console since 2007. Back in mid-2007, I could see an ad announcing a $100 price drop for a PS3, blithely assume that it would be backwards compatible, run out and impulse-buy the dern thing that day – even in a non-pay week. Then I could gnash my teeth and wait for games to come out. Oh, "everybody knows" the consoles time their big releases for November?
Spring is in the air, and so is another inch of snow for those of us on the east coast of the United States. We don’t sweat it, though.
Sponsored By: Mantid (I GET IT!) Time Played: 89 Minutes Fruit Fly review Like L.A. Noire, but fun. Cockroach review
I've written a lot about how, as consumers, it's important to manage our expectations in order to avoid disappointment: You buy a game expecting it to have flaws, and you will yourself to have a good time with it. You'd be surprised how often that works. What about the other side of the coin, though? Expectations aren't formed in a vacuum.