Evan, Wes, and Cory introduce new intern Tom Marks to the podcast, and discuss today's big game announcements: Gearbox's "hero shooter" Battleborn and Cliff Bleszinski's F2P shooter BlueStreak. The team talks about Blizzard's release strategy for Hearthstone: Curse of Naxxramas, and then talk about the games they played over the holiday break.
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Join a would-be city council featuring Omri, Logan, T.J, and Chief Justice Evan as we take our frustrations with SimCity's servers to municipal court. Is there a fun game under all the disconnects and network errors? Plus, we're finally allowed to talk about the Arma 3 alpha! Which essentially means, the rest of us interrogate Evan about the Arma 3 alpha!
Who is this new, rather unsubtle assassin in the reveal images for Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag? Evan, T.J., and Omri discuss. SimCity and the Arma 3 alpha are both out next Tuesday, and we're actually allowed to talk about at least one of them. Plus, some of the best listener questions we've had in a long time. Keep 'em coming!
The Witcher 3! Dragonborn! A Half-Life movie? This and other topics get tackled this week by Evan, Tyler, and T.J., who returns from Iceland to tell us about the games he saw at Paradox Interactive's annual event. We also touch on the merits of Linux gaming and SSDs.
Listen to PC Gamer Podcast 343: Bear-On-Werebear Violence
Lock, load, and roll out with T.J., Logan, Evan, and Tyler as we share our experiences on the war-torn battlefields of PlanetSide 2, and bring you news from every wavelength of the PC gaming spectrum. Far Cry 3? XCOM? Ron Gilbert? We've got it all. Plus, is talking about whether or not games are art, in itself, art? Were we too hard on Telltale's The Walking Dead? Why am I still typing when there's science to do? Just hurry up and listen to...
PC Gamer Podcast 339: Designated Marksman
Alas, loyal listeners, there will be no PC Gamer US podcast this week due to some unforeseen circumstances tangentially related to laser beams from space. But never fear! We'll be back next week with a new episode from our underground podcasting bunker at an undisclosed location in Siberia. We're still accepting transmissions from our listeners, but you'll have to follow the directions after the jump. We can't risk our position falling into the wrong mutant lobster claws.
Evan, T.J., and Omri weigh this week's news (Halo 4, Mass Effect 3's "Happy Ending" mod, and Diablo III expansion hints among them), field important listener inquires on the heroics of modders and classic RPGs, and chat Natural Selection 2, PlanetSide 2, and MechWarrior Online.
Join Evan, Omri, and T.J. for a descent into the frightening (and sometimes disappointingly not-so-frightening) world of horror games on this minimally-gimmicky, holiday-themed epsiode. Featuring SPOOKY news, SPOOKY discussion of upcoming DLC for some of our favorite games, and SPOOKY musing on whether Minecraft is still relevant. Listeners beware, you're in for... PC Gamer Podcast 334: Burger Commando
Logan, Evan, Omri, and T.J. join forces with special guest and PC Gamer Podcast veteran Chuck Osborn to spray and pray their way through the gaming news of the day. Is Mists of Pandaria worth your time if you've fallen out of love with World of Warcraft? Is Windows 8 really as disastrous as Notch and Gabe seem to think it is? What is it about Borderlands 2 that earns it such universal praise? Has one Unreal Tournament 2004 bot heralded the early coming of the machine apocalypse? Have we presented enough thought-provoking questions to get you to listen to the freaking podcast already?
The last you can only answer yourself, but we've got the rest covered in PC Gamer Podcast 331: Osbornderlands!
Picking up the "Host Three PCG Podcasts" achievement, T.J. once again leads a party of daring journalist-adventurers into the deep and dank dungeons of the week's PC gaming goings-on. We talk the unforgettable moments of PAX (both the good, and the ones we wish were slightly more forgettable), the closure of City of Heroes, whether or not Steam should be catering to your sexy time fix, and how T.J. would like to punch story writer Sean Vanaman repeatedly in the abdomen so he can see how it feels to be on the receiving end of The Walking Dead Episode 3.
Don't call it a comeback: T.J. is misguidedly given dominion over the podcast for a second week running as we discuss whether the new Black Isle Studios has anything to do with the old Black Isle Studios, what our plans are for the launch of Guild Wars 2, and whether we will actually see the World of Darkness MMO before the apocalypse. Plus, new DayZ storytime from Evan, T.J. proposes to Crusader Kings II, and Tyler asks new Associate Editor Omri Petitte what (railgun) is best in life?
Saddle up for the content-crammed extravaganza that is PC Gamer US Podcast 327: Pixel Blood
Viking Overlord T.J. takes the helm of the podcasting longship this week, and Logan and Tyler hang on for their dear lives. We talk THROWING MOONS AT PLANETS in Planetary Annihilation, TF2's new Co--op vs Killer Robots "Mann vs Machine" mode, and how Dan Stapleton was outed as an alien sympathizer in X-Com: Enemy Unknown. All this, plus listener questions, and the first ever PC Gamer Podcast Tabletop Adventure! Can Logan and Tyler defeat the evil wizards Daywan Dee El-Cee and Al'wayzan Dee Ar'Im to save their favorite PC franchises from Internet scorn through a series of arbitrary dice rolls?
Listen in on our comms this week as we discuss Fortnite, Sins of A Solar Empire: Rebellion, The War Z. Is copying the mechanics of a certain Arma 2 mod lazy, or is it simply the beginning of a new genre? We've also got some hands-on details for PlanetSide 2 and answer listener questions. What is one to do when you dump coffee on your keyboard? The answer may surprise you.
All this, what we've been playing, DayZ storytime, and more. PC Gamer US Podcast 322: Feline Mothership
Returning from a modest hiatus that wasn't at all related to a time travel accident, we catch up on this week's happenings: Valve happenings, Day Z happenings, Kickstarter happenings, and beyond. We also wade into the Steam Summer Sale with $60 imaginary dollars to spend.
PC Gamer US Podcast 321: Fantastic Voyage
Talked this week: Super Monday Night Combat, Crysis 3, Dishonored, free-to-play weapon balancing, League of Legends' spectator mode, and horrific, hilarious EVE antics.
PC Gamer US Podcast 314: Super Monday Night Galactic Conquest
Evan delivers the final verdict on Tribes: Ascend, Josh puts The Old Republic’s enormous update through the paces, Chris played Max Payne 3 at PAX East, we're loving Mass Effect 3's Resurgence Pack, and we’re giving away FREE DLC in one of our easiest contests EVAR! Listen to find out how to win.
PC Gamer US Podcast 313: When two Tribes go to TOR
Evan's fresh from a hands-on with Far Cry 3, Chris is still in shock from Aliens: Colonial Marines, Tyler's getting a little tired of Kickstarter projects, and GamesRadar's Hollander Cooper drops by for a vicious chatdown concerning Star Wars Battlefront, Notch's new game, and augmented reality.
PC Gamer US Podcast 312: Never Cry Alien
No, our latest episode's title is not a slam on EnMasse Entertainment’s upcoming TERA, which you'll hear Gavin talk about glowingly this week. Sadly, in addition to otherwise joyous impressions on Legend of Grimrock (which you can WIN right here!), as well as Josh's updates on EVE Online and Dust 514 fresh from Fanfest, we say a heartfelt goodbye to a member of the PC Gamer US team.
PC Gamer US Podcast 311: TERA-ble News
WARNING: That is not a cute or clever title! We delve deep into Mass Effect 3’s ending controversy as an act of charitable therapy. Better still, joining us to stick up for the storyteller is none other than Gary Whitta, former PCG Editor-in-Chief and current big shot screenwriter! Seriously, if you have not finished Mass Effect 3, put this episode on the backburner until you do. We won’t tell you again… okay, one more time. CAUTION: SPOILERS!
PC Gamer US Podcast 310: Mass Effect 3 Spoilers