EpicBattleCry Archive

EpicBattleCry launched along with the website itself in Oct 2008. From the beginning, the show took a critical look at the gaming news of the day, questioning the status quo and countering every topic with the question "Is this good for gamers?" The show's gamers-first perspective would go on to influence players, commentators, and other podcasts alike as Daniel, Tony, and Brent cut through the crap each week to get to the real deal on the gaming industry.

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 250: We Just Gave Them Some Help

    October 6, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 250: We Just Gave Them Some Help
    After six years and 250 episodes, this week we gather one final time to close the book on EpicBattleCry. From how the show started to why its finally come to an end, today's conversation is our farewell to the podcast we've always called home and the audience that we've always called Epic. Thank you all for listening and supporting the show through the years. YOU amazing people are the reason this has been Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

    Stay sharp…always!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 249: A Well-Timed Release

    October 3, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 249: A Well-Timed Release
    Today, we're tackling the state of MMOs with Blizzard's cancellation of Titan, discussing how new IPs can stand out in today's sequel-driven market, and pondering what single game we'd pick to play from now till next March. All on this week's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 248: Bereavement Unlocked

    September 26, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 248: Bereavement Unlocked
    This week, we discuss Microsoft purchasing Minecraft developer Mojang, whether trophies and achievements hurt the joy of play, and our thoughts on Apple's focus on gaming with the iPhone 6. All this and more on this week's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 247: And Then a Dinosaur Came Out

    September 12, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 247: And Then a Dinosaur Came Out
    This week, we're mashing-up our favorite game franchises of all time, talking our favorite scary game experiences, and discussing Nintendo's strategy with the new 3DS console. All on this week's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 246: Cake Always Wins

    September 5, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 246: Cake Always Wins
    This week, we throw down on our favorite multiplayer experineces, discuss the move to gut the EASHL mode from current-gen copies of NHL 15, and ponder who's really fighting the console war. All this and more on this week's edition of Gamin's Most Brutal Podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 245: Who Dares Accuse Activision of a Ruse?

    August 22, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 245: Who Dares Accuse Activision of a Ruse?
    This week, we discuss the bombshell news that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be "exclusive" to the Xbox One, debate the merits of giving players the ability to censor games, and ponder the return of Sierra Games and the King's Quest franchise. All this and more on today's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 244: One Sentence At a Time

    August 15, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 244: One Sentence At a Time
    This week, we tackle the (newest) Resident Evil remake, try to fix PlayStation Now's price structure, and discuss whether the rhythm game genre will see a resurgence. All this and more on today's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 243: I Should Open a Restaurant

    August 8, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 243: I Should Open a Restaurant
    This week, we discuss EA Access, reveal the secret origins of our not-so-secret loathig for GameStop, and imagineer what we'd do with our favorite game franchies. All this and more on today's edition of Gamin's Most Brutal Podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 242: Head For Butch Mountain

    August 1, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 242: Head For Butch Mountain
    This week, The Axe Lords discuss the state of gaming journalism, whether the word "free" belongs in free-to-play games, and what we'd like to see in an EpicBattleAxe video game. All on this week's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 241: I Didn’t Know You Could Read

    July 25, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 241: I Didn’t Know You Could Read
    This week, we ponder whether series like Uncharted or Halo can follow the Nintendo formula and continue indefinitely. Plus, what happens if early-access games come to console, and is it good for publishers to squeeze eight seven AAA titles into October 7th? All of this and more on this week's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 240: Guess What I’m Eating

    July 18, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 240: Guess What I’m Eating
    This week, we ponder playing games with built-in ads, where Uncharted 4 might take the series, then pick the best and worst developments to come out of the PS3/360 era of gaming. All, on this week's edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 239: Ebola Popsicles

    July 11, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 239: Ebola Popsicles
    This week, we pick one gaming device to last us the rest of our lives, find a suitable home for Capcom (should one of the big 3 decide to buy them), and explore that strange thing called "life" and what we do with it when we aren't blowing shit up. All on this weekly wrap-up edition of Gaming's Most Brutal Podcast!!!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - E3 2014: Happy to Take #2

    June 11, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - E3 2014: Happy to Take #2
    On this E3-fueled edition of EBC, the gang slices up our Top 3 picks from Sony and Nintendo's presentations at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo. We've got Batman: Arkham Knight, No Man's Sky, Splatoon, and weaponized-pachyderms in this episode of gaming's most brutal podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 237:They Write Themselves

    May 29, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 237:They Write Themselves
    On this party-filled edition of EBC the gang discusses EA, Ubisoft
    and Activision’s presence at E3. Plus, Battlefield: Hardline
    leaked, The Order: 1886 and The Evil Within Delayed, Batman goes
    beyond Gotham and so much more on this pre-pre-E3 edition of
    gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 236: Mehdiocre!!!

    May 22, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 236: Mehdiocre!!!
    On this masterful edition of EBC we evaluate the recent reveal of Halo 5: Guardians by discussing what the game needs to do to push the series and the genre forward. Plus, Far Cry 4 is official, Fable Legends preps for E3, The Division gets delayed, Child of Light hits Vita and much, much more on this Plasma-powered edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 235: A CD Community

    May 15, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 235: A CD Community
    Put down that sensor bar and pull up those pants, we’re disconnecting our Kinects to talk all things Microsoft as they reposition the platform heading into E3. Plus, why Insomniac’s Sunset Overdrive keeps us up at night, Nintendo looks to Infinity (and beyond), a new Unreal Tournament and much, much more on this sensor-tive edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 234: Can You Hear the Air Quotes?

    May 8, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 234: Can You Hear the Air Quotes?
    On this locked and loaded edition of EBC we’re discussing the newly-announced COD: Advanced Warfare to debate how the franchise can remain relevant. Plus, Activision dumps major dough into Destiny, Microsoft talks plans for E3, Transistor fans get some goodies and Harmonix hits Kickstarter for an HD remake. All of that and more on this Spacey edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 233: Clipped Below

    May 1, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 233: Clipped Below
    Prepare for a real load as team EBC discusses the future of digital content distribution and the associated risks and rewards for gamers. Plus, Xbox Originals announced, Nintendo’s E3 plans, Mad Max moves to 2015 and so much more on this digitally-distributed episode of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 232: Saving One Hundred Percent

    April 17, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 232: Saving One Hundred Percent
    On this revived edition of EBC, we honor Easter by discussing the games or franchises we’d like to see resurrected. Plus, The Last of Us gets remastered, Civilization is Out of this World, Dragon Age makes us shout, Watch Dogs gets a season pass and much, much more! Don’t blame us for your basket filled with broken eggs! We’re hoppy to see you on this Easter edition of EBC!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 231: One Tiny, Small Incident

    April 10, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 231: One Tiny, Small Incident
    On this boxed-in edition of EBC we discuss Amazon’s entry into the streaming media and gaming markets. Plus, Borderlands PS Vita Bundle and Pre-Sequel, Marvel makes a move into Disney Infinity, Nintendo talks new Mario and so much more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 230: Taco Bell’s Breakfast Menu

    April 3, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 230: Taco Bell’s Breakfast Menu
    On this ultra realistic edition of EBC we talk about the controversial acquisition of Oculus by Facebook and how it impact the Kickstarter community. Plus, what the lack of a Watch Dogs demo really means, Square Enix rethinks its strategy, Alien: Isolation gets dated and much, much more on this edition of gaming's most brutal podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 229: A Rift Between Us

    March 28, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 229: A Rift Between Us
    On this totally unforced edition of EBC we discuss the approach EA is taking to its 10 year license with the Star Wars games. Plus, Ubisoft confirms AC: Unity, Far Cry 4 might have elephants, Microsoft tries to move more Xbox Ones and we talk about VR via Oculus. All of that and more on this edition of gaming's most brutal podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 228: Solidly Beating It

    March 20, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 228: Solidly Beating It
    On this visionary edition of EBC we tackle the topic of virtual reality in light of Sony’s announcement of Project Morpheus. Plus, Xbox One prepares for new markets, The Phantom Pain might come early, Igrarashi leaves Konami and much, much more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 227: Dualshocked

    March 13, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 227: Dualshocked
    On this high-profile edition of EBC we discuss the gaming industry’s lack of promotion for its most prominent people. Plus, Watch Dogs gets a (new) release date, The Witcher 3 is delayed, DriveClub makes a pit stop, Costume Quest 2 is announced and much, much more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry Skirmish 226: Brent’s Special Sandbox

    March 6, 2014

    EpicBattleCry Skirmish 226: Brent’s Special Sandbox
    On this Bat-tacular edition of EBC, we discuss the recently-revealed Batman: Arkham Knight and what we’re hoping for the most. Plus, Murdered: Souls Suspect finds a date, Trials Fusion ramps up for release, Sony sells a whole lotta PS4s and much, much more on this Gotham-sized edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 225: Titanballs

    February 27, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 225: Titanballs
    On this Titan-sized edition of EBC we tackle the topics associated with a momentous day for Microsoft. Plus, new details surroudning MGSV: Ground Zeroes, Wolfenstein gets a release date, Batman’s Blackgate heads to consoles/PC and why Daylight makes you Twitch. All of that and more on this pilot-packed edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry Skirmish 224: Quickly Becoming Bad

    February 20, 2014

    EpicBattleCry Skirmish 224: Quickly Becoming Bad
    On this solo yet sophisticated edition of EBC we discuss the dynamics of making exclusively single player vs. multiplayer games. Plus, Irrational shuts down, The Order: 1886 debuts (kinda), a resolution for Ground Zeroes, Harmonix makes and FPS and much, much more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 223: Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

    February 13, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 223: Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
    On this evolutionary edition of EBC we break down the debut footage
    from Evolve, debate Destiny’s potential domination, learn when we
    should watch for Watch Dogs and mech room for some delays. Plus,
    has Sony finally convinced the masses that we all need a PS Vitas?
    We attempt to get a life on this not-so-slim version of gaming’s
    most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • BattleCry - Skirmish 222: Three Dollars and a Chainsaw

    February 6, 2014

    BattleCry - Skirmish 222: Three Dollars and a ChainsawEpicBattleCry - Skirmish 222: Three Dollars and a Chainsaw
    On this warped edition of EBC we talk all things Nintendo as we discuss the possible directions for the house of Mario. Also, Microsoft spins its Gears, PlayStation Emulation, Tony gets his Loadout and why GTA is Hall of Fame worthy. Grab your (warp) pipe, we’re going beyond world 1-2 in this epic edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 221: Toasters Are Off Limits

    January 16, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 221: Toasters Are Off Limits
    On this mechanized edition of EBC we talk all things Titanfall to evaluate the game’s human player count. Plus, does The Last of Us really need DLC?, Call of Duty runs out of ideas, SimCity goes offline and Brent has a baby (well, almost…)! Join us in the cockpit of this rapid-fire edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry Skirmish 220 - A Great Name For A Band

    January 9, 2014

    EpicBattleCry Skirmish 220 - A Great Name For A Band
    On this forward-looking edition of EBC we discuss our Most-Anticipated Games as listed on Favslist. Plus, PlayStation Now is official, a new Alien game is announced, the L4D team is about to Evolve and much, much more! Get those pre-orders ready - we’re tossing in free DLSee-I-Told-You-So on this edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 219: His Name is Wearing Sunglasses

    January 2, 2014

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 219: His Name is Wearing Sunglasses
    We kick off the new year with a look back at our favorite games of 2013 using Favslist.com. Plus, Sony and Microsoft jump into January with some sweet-ass freebies, Itagaki’s Devil’s Third, a new project from the maker of Okami and a whole lot more! Our resolution is 640x360 on this not-quite-high-def edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 218: Pulling Out

    December 19, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 218: Pulling Out
    On this Ho-Ho-Hopeless edition of EBC we engage in a tactical conversation about the future of the Rainbow 6 series. Plus, the Star Wars F2P space sim, funding Forza, jingle bells with Borderlands, Final Fantasy on Vita and much, much more! Keep your gift receipt handy on this holiday edition of gaming’s most brutal video game podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 217: No One Forgets James Vu

    December 13, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 217: No One Forgets James Vu
    On this jam-packed edition of EBC we discuss all things VGX including Telltale’s titles, Tomb Raider’s touch up, Thief’s ability to steal the spotlight and No Man’s Sky! Plus, MGS, Walking Dead, Destiny, World of Spycraft and more on this festive yet furious edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 216: I'm Glad its There

    November 29, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 216: I'm Glad its There
    QUICK! Hide the turkey! On this ONEderful edition of EBC, we talk all
    things Microsoft and make our arguments about what needs to happen
    with the Xbox One moving forward. Plus, LEGO become Hobbit forming,
    Persona fans get plenty, John Carmack hits the tarmac, Crash
    Bandicoot is considered and a whole lot more! Voice commands only
    work if you mean them on this Thanksgiving Day edition of gaming’s
    most brutal video podcast.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 215: Tony Rhymes with Sony

    November 21, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 215: Tony Rhymes with Sony
    We boot up a new generation of PlayStation to discuss how Sony handled the launch of its latest hardware. Plus, Final Fantasy X/X2 gets a launch date, SFIV goes Ultra, why the Xbox One won't Twitch at launch, the VGX gets sexy and more on this playful edition of gaming's most brutal video game podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 214: It Gets Your Motor Running

    November 7, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 214: It Gets Your Motor Running
    We’re getting ghostly on this edition of EBC as we discuss the future of annual installments for franchises like Call of Duty. Plus, MGS fans get grounded, Bungie balks at nickel and diming, and your trip to South Park has been delayed - AGAIN! All of that and more on this monstrous edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 213: In My Crocodile Hunter Voice

    October 31, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 213: In My Crocodile Hunter Voice
    On this Halloween-themed edition of EBC we talk Titanfall, the second season of The Walking Dead and why Aliens are the new Zombies in COD. Plus, what scares us about the next-generation of gaming? It’s more treat than trick on this epic edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 212: The Good Old Days

    October 17, 2013

    EpicBattleCry: Skirmish 212 - The Good Old Days
    Team EBC straps in and prepares for the launch of the new consoles by evaluating Microsoft and Sony’s ramp up to November. Plus, Watch Dogs gets delayed, Rockstar offers a stimulus, Friends and Followers on Xbox One, we heart Kingdom Hearts and much more on this edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 211: The Joy of Motion

    October 10, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 211: The Joy of Motion
    Lock and load on this forward-thinking edition of EBC as we discuss Destiny and the future of the FPS genre! Plus, Microsoft’s marketing tactics, ACIV’s DLC is set free, Sleeping Dogs awake and much, much more on this edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 210: Moon Cookies

    October 3, 2013

    EpicBattleCry Skirmish 210 - Moon Cookies
    On this edition of EBC we break down Valve’s announcements to see just how Steamy your living room can be. Plus, being Bruce Wayne, Changing up Zelda, Playing Wii on Wii U and Why Resident Evil isn’t scary. All of that and more on this announcement-filled edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 209: Good For Them!

    September 26, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 209: Good For Them!
    Zoom on in to this edition of EBC as we discuss the future of open-world gaming through titles like GTA and RDR. Plus, Valve makes the living room steamy, Microsoft pulls back on game clip sharing, Sony aims to make EVERYTHING a Play Station & a whole lot more! It’s all happening on this open-ended edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 208: Annie Lennox’s Truck Stop

    September 19, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 208: Annie Lennox’s Truck Stop
    We hijack an otherwise good discussion about GTA V to discuss the role of character development in gaming. Plus, why Princess Peach is feeling fruity, Fable Anniversary postpones the party, Valve throws its weight around and much, much more on this late-night edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 207: Give Us Your Money: The Game

    September 12, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 207: Give Us Your Money: The Game
    On this hardcore edition of EBC, we evaluate the recent headlines pertaining to hardware and hand out some thoughts for Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo! Plus, GTA V ain’t cheap, how to play Incognita NOW, is Mighty 9 a mighty ripoff and Kojima making your snake solid. All of that and more on this “anything but soft” edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 206: A Grinding Badge of Honor

    August 29, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 206: A Grinding Badge of Honor
    We get ticked on this timely edition of EBC as the team debates game quality versus quantity. Plus, double paying for the Elder Scrolls Online, Msoft’s Xbox One launch plans, inFAMOUS: Second Son finds a release window, and Ryse descends into digital nickle and diming. All of that and more on this time-honored tradition that we call EBC!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 205: A Ramp Called Mirage

    August 22, 2013

    EpicBattleCry: Skirmish 205 - A Ramp Called Mirage
    On this wunderbar weekly webcast, we discuss Sony and Microsoft’s showing at Gamescom 2013. Plus, GTA heads online, COD modifies multiplayer, BF4 goes premium and Thief gets a release date. All of that plus the new XCOM expansion, Elder Scrolls Online, and much more on this schnitzel-sized edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 204: Not Necessarily Necessary

    August 15, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 204: Not Necessarily Necessary
    On this criminally good edition of EBC we talk about Grand Theft Auto V’s recent reveals on the road to release. Plus, the Saint’s Row Million Dollar Edition, the truth on Xbox Kinect, Duke does the Vita and a whole lot more! So grab your weapon of choice and prepare for battle on this bombastic edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 203: The News of August

    August 8, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 203: The News of August
    On this epic edition of EBC, we talk about the future of MMOs in response to EverQuest Next’s official unveil. Plus, why you should fear your Betrayer, PS All-Stars discontinues DLC, Wolfenstein gets delayed, and why id won’t Rage quit. All of that and more on this massive edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 202: Depeche-Mode-Rage-Quit

    August 1, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 202: Depeche-Mode-Rage-Quit
    On this frantic edition of EBC we share our feelings on the fallout from the Fez fiasco. Plus, BioShock Infinite’s DLC, Self-Publishing on the Xbox One, the cost of control and a whole lot more on this teasing, tosspot edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 201: Cheap and Easy

    July 25, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 201: Cheap and Easy
    On this costume-clad edition of EBC we talk about pop-culture’s biggest event in an effort to figure out whether or not we’re being conned. Plus, Saints Row enters the dominatrix, God of War’s developers forge an interesting alliance, a second Forza Xbox One title gets fast tracked and much, much more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 200: A Punishing Mild-Stone

    July 18, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 200: A Punishing Mild-Stone
    We mark this 200th episode of EBC by looking back at the industry’s biggest changes. Plus, Dishonored’s new DLC, Max Max makes its gameplay debut (sort of), & LEGO builds anticipation for a new game! All of that and more on this mild-stone edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 199: The Boy Who Loved Brothers

    July 11, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 199: The Boy Who Loved Brothers
    We hit the midway point of 2013 by evaluating the best games so far and what we are looking forward to ahead. Plus, GameStops stops PS4 pre-orders, the XBL Summer of Arcade begins, Rockstar entertains PC ports and a whole lot more on this edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 198: Drilling and Banging

    July 4, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 198: Drilling and Banging
    We light the fuse on this Independence Day-inspired edition of EBC to talk about Don Mattrick’s departure from Microsoft, Klei’s announcement of Incognita, Titanfall’s E3 showing, and what to expect from Grand Theft Auto V. Plus, we evaluate the state of indie gaming and more! All of that on this fireworks-filled edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!!!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 197: The Astronauts of Bend Over

    June 27, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 197 - The Astronauts of Bend Over
    Team EBC talks Microsoft turnaround as the Xbox One’s controversial policies get reversed. Plus, Dead Rising 3’s use of SmartGlass, The Order: 1886, a BioShock Infinite DLC Update, and putting the brakes on Gran Turismo 6’s Pre-Order Bonus’. All of that and more on the reversal of fortune that is gaming most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - E3 2013 Special

    June 13, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - E3 2013 Special
    Step one: its EpicBattleCry! E3 2013 has played host to exciting game news, dramatic moments, and, some would claim, out-and-out homicide. From EA dropping the AT-AT foot to Jack Tretton dropping the mic, this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo will certainly go down as one of the most memorable. With DK still on full-time looking-good-in-LA duty, Brent and Tony sat down to discuss Nintendo's showing at this year's show, the fallout (good and bad) from Sony and Microsoft's Monday-night-melee, and the latesst gaming news that broke at E3 2013.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 196: Prey For Better

    June 6, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 196: Prey For Better
    Before E3, Team EBC talks about its most anticipated moments of this year's show. Plus, Master Chief goes mobile, Fable gets a remake, Disney teams up with Harnomix and is Arkane being Preyed upon? All of that and more on this momentous edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 195: Robbed & Jacked

    May 30, 2013

    EpicBattleCry: Skirmish 195 - Robbed & Jacked
    We round up the rumors about the Xbox One to discuss the dilemma Microsoft finds itself in. Plus, Peter Molyneux’s Curiosity is complete, Zombies go next-gen in Dying Light, Need for Speed gets some Rivals, and why GTA V’s Collector’s Edition might make you feel robbed. All of that and more on this edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 194: XBOX ONE SPECIAL

    May 23, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 194 - XBOX ONE SPECIAL
    Team EBC reacts to Microsoft's unveiling of the Xbox One. What should gamers take away from the announcement? How did Microsoft approach its presentation? Why were there so few games on display and WHY IS IT SO BIG?!?! We offer up One opinion after another on this rocket-science-fueled edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 193: Pun Bingo

    May 16, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 193 - Pun Bingo
    Break out the lightsaber, team EBC takes a swing at the Star Wars and EA announcement to discuss the light and dark sides of the news. Plus, Assassin’s Creed IV find the perfect jewel, What’s in and what’s not in the new Wolfenstein, Console-specific Rayman Legends content, and Total War: Rome II catapults towards success. All of that and more on this force-filled edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 192: Unafjordable

    May 4, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 192 - Unafjordable
    We break out the press badges to break down Nintendo’s presence at this year’s E3 and the shifting significance of the show. Plus, GTA V adds character, When to watch for Watch Dogs, XCOM gets Declassified, and The Witcher 3 won’t include MP, QTE, or DRM! All of that and more on this direct edition of gaming’s most brutal video game podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 191: Tough Sh*t

    April 25, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 191 - Tough Sh*t
    We break the bank to talk about microtransactions, DLC, and the business of gaming. Plus, Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within, The MGS Legacy Collection, Homeworld finds a home, and Peter Molyneux monetizes trolling! All of that and more on this shake-your-money-maker edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 190: The Wrong Way To Use A Pogo Stick

    April 18, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 190 - The Wrong Way To Use A Pogo Stick
    We’re rolling up the sleeves to talk about the future of the fighting game genre as we head into a new generation of gaming! Plus, Batman takes on the Black Mask, Mickey gets a makeover, Bethesda bids farewell to Skyrim, and we wonder what’s up with the XCOM FPS. All of that and more on this hand-to-hand edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 189: Infectious Punishment

    April 11, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 189: Infectious Punishment
    Prepare to get Batty as team EBC breaks down the reveal of Batman: Arkham Origins! Plus, Microsofts' disconnect, Far Cry 3’s Blood Dragon, The AVGN Adventure Game, Lost Planet 3 Delayed, and much, much more! Send up the bat signal, we’re answering the call on this editon of gaming’s most brutal video game podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 188: Bounce To The Next Level

    April 4, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 188 - Bounce To The Next Level
    Gather 'round the fire, we're talking story telling in gaming surrounding the celebrated release of BioShock Infinite. Plus, new COD DLC is rising up, Crytek Bids on Darksiders, Thief steals our hearts and Total War enters the F2P Arena. All of that and more on this narrative-driven edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 187: Whipping It Out

    March 28, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 187: Whipping It Out
    Set your sights on this shooter-filled edition of EBC as we talk Battlefield 4 and the evolution of the FPS. Plus, MGSV is being a Pain, WBIE is in Infinite Crisis, XCOM comes to iOS, Borderlands extends its borders and Blizzard shows its virtual cards. All of that and more on this edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 186: I Want To Bite It!

    March 21, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 186 - I Want To Bite It!
    We're rounding up the hottest headlines to talk Dishonored's DLC, The Phantom Pain, Saint's Row IV, Cyberpunk 2077 and much, much more! It's an all you can eat buffet of bad-assery on this edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 185: Eat Your Own Words

    March 14, 2013

    EpicEpicBattleCry - Skirmish 185 - Eat Your Own Words
    In the wake of SimCity's troubled launch, we're building an argument against constantly connected games. Plus, the last of Star Wars: First Assault, Lord British launches a Kickstarter, God of War goes co-op, and Ron Gilbert departs Double Fine. All of that and more is constructed on this towering episode of gaming's most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 184: It's All About Length

    March 7, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 184 - It's All About Length
    Prepare to set sail with team EBC as we talk timing regarding the announcement of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Plus, Thief steals our hearts, Beyond adds Dafoe, The Witcher 3 gets lengthy and Metro: Last Light shines in May! All of that and more on this edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast! NOW WALK THE PLANK!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 183: Spelled With A Silent X

    February 28, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 183 - Spelled With A Silent X
    Grab your bestest bow and tightin' up that ponytail, we're talking Tomb Raider and exploring the role of violence in story telling. Plus, BioShock Infinite gets a Season Pass, Uncharted 3's MP goes free-to-play, Sucker Punch talks Second Son, and Commander Shepard rekindles old romances on this edition of gaming's most brutal podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 182: It Requires a Lot of Drugs

    February 21, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 182: It Requires a Lot of Drugs
    We're talking all things PS4 as we break down Sony's big press event to talk about "next-gen" gaming and the Future of PlayStation. Plus, Bungie's Destiny is fulfilled, The Last of Us gets delayed, Nintendo Latches on to Luigi, and Rayman Legends Challenges Wii Owners to wait. All of that and more on this edition of gaming's most brutal podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 181: Cut It Out

    February 14, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 181 - Cut It Out
    New platforms bring new possibilities for old favs and team EBC discusses the franchises we'd like to see! Plus, Valve goes Hollywood, Assassin's Creed gets a new hero, Aliens DLC starts to bug us, and Ninja Gaiden gets redone…AGAIN! Don't pope out on us - Stick around for this edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 180: You Have To Blow In It

    February 7, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 180 - You Have To Blow In It
    With Sony soon to unveil the future for PlayStation, team EBC breaks down what we can expect. Plus, GTA V gets delayed, The Witcher returns, EA mulls over Medal of Honor, and the Call of Duty Championship offers mega bucks! We're rocking your iconic face buttons off in this edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 179: Shopping For Anarchy

    January 31, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 179 - Shopping For Anarchy
    Grab the popcorn, we're talking cinematic trailers and their impact on our perception of games! Plus, Nintendo talks Link, Mario, Yoshi and more, Splinter Cell's SE takes off, THQ's assets get sold, and Shogun 2 turns to gold. No admission (of guilt) required on this cinematic edition of EBC!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 178: Awkward Intercourse

    January 24, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 178 - Awkward Intercourse
    We're kicking' it old-school once again with the recently-released Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch to talk traditional gaming as new hardware is on the horizon. Plus, Elder Scrolls Online Beta sign ups begin, BioShock books, Free Gears of War, Resident Evil ports & more on this retro edition of gaming's most technologically-advanced video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 177: Bang For Your Buck

    January 17, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 177 - Bang For Your Buck
    On this edition of EBC we're talking sexy Cyberpunk, doing Fight Sticks justice, Infinite Disney, & the price of next-gen. Plus, we go under the gun to talk video game violence and a whole lot more! Augment your expectations of awesome on this edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 176: Cleaving Things From Stuff

    January 10, 2013

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 176 - Cleaving Things From Stuff
    Break out your crystal balls cause we're going nuts on this 2013-themed edition of EpicBattleCry! When will Sony & Microsoft's new consoles be revealed? What are our most highly-anticipated games? How will Kickstarter and digital distribution impact the next 12 months? Plus, why PlayStation doesn't feel used, why touching other people's Wiis can be a good thing, a shockingly-good Rapture, and Demons going digital! All of that and more on this forward-thinking edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 175: Thanks for Reading

    December 20, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 175 - Thanks for Reading
    We close out 2012 with word of a SWTOR expansion, ignoring the Call of Duty at theaters, Dark Souls II details, & Naughty Dog thinking outside the box. Plus, team EBC recaps the year's biggest buzz words and looks forward to 2013! All of that and more on this year-ending edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 174: Gobble It Up!

    December 13, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 174 - Gobble It Up!
    We tuck in our tuxedo t-shirts and get classy to discuss all things VGA TEN! The Phantom Pain is still a phantom, The Last Us gets dated, Dark Souls II gets announced, and BioShock Infinite gets delayed. Plus, how were the VGAs as a show from a gamer's perspective? There's an after party…IN MY PANTS…on this edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 173: Subtracted From The World!

    December 6, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 173 - Subtracted From The World!
    We're taking a hit of hot industry news to discuss questionable marketing campaigns and the agents of change. Plus, Walking Dead into retail, a Ni No Kuni demo, PS All-Stars additions, and making more and more Madden for the masses! Grab your Marketing 101 books and burn them in unison on this edition of gaming's most brutal podcast!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 172: The Sound of Hamburger on Face

    November 29, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 172 - The Sound of Hamburger on Face
    GREETINGS, YE AXE HEADS! Prepare to dive into December with team EBC as New SMB goes classic, the Wii Goes Mini, Dishonored goes to Dunwall, and BioShock Infinite's MP goes away. Plus, does the Wii U prove that Nintendo is out of touch when it comes to how gamers want to play? We're getting sexy while fixing the pipes on this Skirmish of gaming's most brutal video podcast! ENJOY!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 171: Thankful When It's Over!

    November 15, 2012

    EpicBattleCry: Skirmish 171 - Thankful When It's Over!
    Tuck in that turkey - Team EBC is carving up the details on industry topics like the new standard of 'AAA' games beyond blockbusters like Black Ops II. Plus, Skyrim's Dragonborn DLC not-so detailed, Halo 4 says "Hello" to a pretty pay day, Lara Croft is blowin' up in a TR CE, and PS Vita gets a major Plus next week! We're stuffing your head with gaming knowledge (and a side serving of puns) on this edition of EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 170: You Got Banned!

    November 1, 2012

    EpicBattleCry: Skirmish 170 - You Got Banned!
    Break out the ban hammer, team EBC is talking GTA V's Spring release, G4 cancellations, hefty Halo budgets, and a worthy Kickstarter project coming out of the shadows! Plus, how have horror games evolved over the years and how do titles like BioShock Infinite make the most of the medium? Sort your candy and save your soul, this Skirmish of EpicBattleCry is much more treat than trick!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 169: Imminent DLC is Imminent

    October 25, 2012

    EpicBattleCry: Skirmish 169 - Imminent DLC is Imminent
    Break out the textbooks and tune up the time machine, team EBC is taking a journey through our past to explore why historical settings like that of Assassin's Creed III make for such compelling gaming experiences. Plus, God of War: Ascension's beta drops a Zeus, we LOL at the prospect of e-Sports, Mass Effect moves on from Shepard, and Schafer speaks out on industry employment practices. You better bet your best Boston Creme Pie on this bad-boy! Yummy!!! Anyone have a napkin???

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 168: Don't Jack My Dragon

    October 18, 2012

    EpicBattleCry: Skirmish 168 - Don't Jack My Dragon
    Raise a glass (or a goblet...), EpicBattleCry is BACK in video form and kicking more ass than ever before! This week, we're camped out inside the rumor mill to talk about potential dragon jacking in Skyrim, praying that Prey 2 isn't in development hell, harnessing the power of our inner hacker to see how it feels to be bitch-slapped by Microsoft's ban hammer and otherwise getting you up to speed on what's what in the world of gaming.

    We also embark on a discussion about the role of character development in video games after spending some quality time with two very different games - Dishonored and XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry – Skirmish 167: Dude Where's My Remake

    October 5, 2012

    EpicBattleCry – Skirmish 167: Dude Where's My Remake
    Aim for the fences, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we investigate how un-definitive the Mass Effect Trilogy is, ponder DLC plans for Assassin's Creed III, and pour over the disparate review scores for Resident Evil 6 to figure out if any of it really matters.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 166: It Needs More Linkin Park

    September 28, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 166: It Needs More Linkin Park
    Break out the auxiliary hope, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we pour over the list of DLC headed to Sleeping Dogs, ponder the future of Dragon's Dogma, and discuss the recent news that cable carriers may soon be rolling out their own cloud gaming services.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 165: No One Expects the Inquisition

    September 22, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 165: No One Expects the Inquisition
    Grab your chief weapons and run, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we discuss the departure of BioWare's founding physicians, the news of Dragon Age III: Inquisition, and discuss how we think exclusives will play out in the next console generation.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry – Skirmish 164: Its Awesome, Its AWESOME!

    September 14, 2012

    EpicBattleCry – Skirmish 164: Its Awesome, Its AWESOME!
    Pinch those pennies kids, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we breakdown the Wii U price points and launch title announcements. Is Big N going to hit hard this holiday season? Plus, we get the big picture from Steam and mull over the gaming impact of the iPhone 5.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 163: Beneficial Plants

    August 31, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 163: Beneficial Plants
    dayum, Dayum, DAYUM!!!! Its EpicBattleCry! In this cheese-oozing installment, we crack open the Call of Duty: Black Ops II Hardened Edition, get our domestic on with Skyrim's new DLC Hearthfire, and ponder whether or not VR-gaming like the Oculus Rift-ready Hawken might inspire a resurgence of arcade glory.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 162: Head of the Class-less

    August 24, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 162: Head of the Class-less
    Strap in and grab a barf bag, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we dig through the pile of news coming out of Gamescom 2012, bemoan the closing of Wipeout and Colony Wars dev Sony Liverpool, and ponder the rumors of an impending press event to finally delivery a price and date for the Nintendo WiiU.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 161: Fifteen Seconds Before

    August 10, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 161: Fifteen Seconds Before
    Off the top ropes and all the way down to the deck, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we talk about THQ cutting Guillermo Del Toro''s inSane from their lineup, Rockstar jamming with 2K Czech on Mafia III, Steam branching out into non-game software, and the incredible Kickstarter support for the OUYA console.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 160: No One Wins Bubonic Plague

    August 3, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 160: No One Wins Bubonic Plague
    On your marks, get set, drink! This week on EpicBattleCry, we discuss SWTOR going free to play, the way-better edition of Sleeping Dogs heading to Hong Kong later this month, and discuss whether or not game prices are going up with the onset of the next console generation.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 159: Mountain Dude

    July 20, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 159: Mountain Dude
    Grab some candy and some insulin, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we checkout the teaser trailer for High Moon Studios’ Deadpool game, book tickets to a real-life Silent Hill, get details on the Battlefield 4 beta, and discuss recent a recent Nielsen survey that says gamers have an incurable case of sequel-itis.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 158: Somebody Call Alanis Morissette

    June 29, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 158: Somebody Call Alanis Morissette
    Ride, the heat wave, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we chill in the shade and discuss the newly announced 3DS XL, console pricing news from Microsoft and Nintendo, and go around the table in reaction to recent comments from Warren Spector and Shigeru Miyamoto calling for less violence in video games.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 157: Jordans Through Time

    June 22, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 157: Jordans Through Time
    Pour yourself a tall glass of freedom its EpicBattleCry! This week, we revel in the news that Australia has added the much-need 18+ rating to their games classification system, CODBLOPS 2 is getting ranked, dedicated servers on PC, and discuss the recent unveiling of the Microsoft Surface tablet.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 156: Hereditary Alcoholism

    June 15, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 156: Hereditary Alcoholism
    Despoil and despair, its EpicBattleCry! This week, with DK back in the saddle we break down new details on Watch Dogs, new hardware and OS announcements from Apple, and ponder the fallout from E3 2012 for Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 155: My Curiosity's Pik'd

    June 8, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 155: My Curiosity's Pik'd
    Save them from themselves, its EpicBattleCry! This week, buckle in for an extended trip through our conversation coming off the press conference gauntlet for E3 2012. We breakdown the pressers from Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo. From the greatest content, to the worst presenters, and the most surprising reveals, this our in-depth (like two-and-a-half hours in-depth) take on the press conference line-up from E3 2012!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 154: A Curious Case of Revengeance

    June 1, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 154: A Curious Case of Revengeance
    Prepare for lift-off, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we discuss Jason Rubin‘s new role as President of THQ, Capcom‘s plan to bring in more DLC profit, and run down the latest rumors, stories, and wtfs leading up to E3 2012!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 153: Hawkward

    May 11, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 153: Hawkward
    Look to the skies, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we rap on The Elder Scrolls MMO, EA‘s investment in next-gen consoles, and discuss if the recent analysis of Call of Duty: Black Ops II portends a declining trend for gaming overall. There is no escape, only eclairs!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 152: Testing My Patience

    May 4, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 152: Testing My Patience
    Let not your heart be trampled, its EpicBattleCry! This week, 66% of us point and laugh at PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, we discuss Skyrim‘s first expansion, and go around the table to discuss God of War Ascensions recently announced multiplayer and why the industry seems hell-bent on forking MP into SP.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 151: Innovation In Two Dimensions

    April 27, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 151: Innovation In Two Dimensions
    Stock the arsenal and dam the river, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we check out the final DLC and GotY Edition for Batman: Arkham City, pondet Robert Bowling‘s new studio Robotoki, and discuss recent comments by Ken Levine on why the game industry over-hypes titles years before they hit the streets.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 150: Kratos and Murtaugh

    April 20, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 150: Kratos and Murtaugh
    Break for cover and we’ll keep ‘em off your back, Its EpicBattleCry! This week, we ponder recent comments out of the Starhawk dev team that the FPS genre is in need of inovation, discuss the impending release of Halo 4, the announcement of God of War Ascension, and whether or not you can buy Super Mario World 1-1 in LEGO form for under 26K.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 149: Intrique Pie

    April 14, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 149: Intrique Pie
    Divert all power to awesome, Its EpicBattleCry! This week, we run down a couple of the high-profile gaming projects trying follow in Double Fine’s shoes and break orbit with Kickstarter, then we sit down to discuss Captivate 2012 and react to the latest media for Resident Evil 6, DmC, and more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 148: Killed Many-a-Pig

    April 6, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 148: Killed Many-a-Pig
    Prepare the catapults, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we mourn the closing of Zipper Interactive, rejoice in the news of Orcs Must Die 2 (with co-op!), and ponder how-in-the-hell Angry Birds became gaming’s hottest property. No chicken is safe tonight, its EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 147: Philing Molyneux’s Void

    March 16, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 147: Philing Molyneux’s Void
    Put your head between your knees, and brace for departure, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we discuss the rumors that Microsoft is prepping TWO Xbox SKUs for the next, next-gen console, discuss Phil Harrison‘s appointment at Microsoft Europe, Epic‘s epic plans for the iPad, and much, much more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 146: Commander Shepard’s Socks

    March 2, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 146: Commander Shepard’s Socks
    Grab some tube socks and a pair of spandex pants, its EpicBattleCry! This week we face-off over the state of Blizzard and Diablo III, ponder a Mass Effect MMO, and evaluate Sony‘s recent move to make Killzone 3‘s Multiplayer component a separate, downloadable title with a free-to-play level cap.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 145: Science and the Aurora Borealis

    February 24, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 145: Science and the Aurora Borealis
    Stash a race-card up your sleeve, its EpicBattleCry! In this week’s audio-only outing, we go back and forth on Borderlands 2, the ongoing problems with The Last Guardian, and whether Nintendo is moving to reclaim the hardcore market with the Wii U!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 144: Limp Launch

    February 17, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 144: Limp Launch
    Prepare ship for ludicrous speed, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we take a look at in-game footage from Sleeping Dogs, ponder the pre-order bonuses for Darksiders II, and discuss the potentially paradigm-shifting effects of Double Fine‘s Kickstarter success.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 143: Bill Gates Gets It All

    January 27, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 143: Bill Gates Gets It All
    Prepare for plunder, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we check out the Resident Evil 6 debut trailer and discuss whether or not the series straying from its roots has been the very thing that has kept it successful all these years. Plus, BioShock Infinite, Guild Wars 2, and more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 142: Its Called Cheese

    January 20, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 142: Its Called Cheese
    Welcome to the mad house, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we discuss the challenge devs face when trying to launch a new IP versus continuing an existing one. How do they deliver what players want and still deliver a fresh experience? Plus, Max Payne 3, Starhawk, and more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 141: Dumb Bear

    January 6, 2012

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 141: Dumb Bear
    Welcome to the last year on earth, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we look ahead to the lineup of 2012 and talk over a few of our most anticipated titles of the year. While none of us are expecting another roller-coaster like last year, there’s still some great stuff on the horizon; here’s our picks, how about yours?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 140: That’d Be Rough

    December 24, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 140: That’d Be Rough
    Rouse the fleet from the reindeer paddock and prepare to board the christmas slay, its EpicBattleCry! As 2011 rolls to a close, we re-unite to look back on one of gaming’s most dramatic years. We look at the trends that rose to prominence this year and will continue to shape the industry beyond 2011. Join us as we close out 2011 and we’ll see you back here the first week of the new year for an all-new EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 139: Stay On Target

    November 11, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 139: Stay On Target
    Pikes forward and push on! On this week’s Skirmish of EpicBattleCry, we discuss the imminent release of Skyrim and ponder how this highly anticipated RPG is bringing both series vets and newcomers alike together with its potent blend of badassery! Plus, Rainbow Six: Patriots, Ridge Racer: Unbounded and more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 138: Mine Got Smaller

    November 4, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 138: Mine Got Smaller
    Ride! We race against the sunset for its…EpicBattleCry! This week, we bask in the glow of Rockstar’s debut trailer for Grand Theft Auto V. The announcement of a new GTA is always a big deal, but can Rockstar live up to the hype once more?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 137: Counting Lame Jokes

    October 28, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 137: Counting Lame Jokes
    Mount up and take that hill, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we look back on the Uncharted franchise. From its humble beginnings, the series in just two games, is now mentioned alongside juggernauts like Halo, God of War, and others. With Uncharted 3 set to hit the streets, we take a moment to discuss why this franchise has captured the imagination of gamers and if it has secured a seat at the table of all-time video game greats.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 136: DIIIIIIEEEEE NOOOOOOB!

    October 21, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 136: DIIIIIIEEEEE NOOOOOOB!
    Drop a frag-muffin, its EpicBattleCry! As the fall gaming tsunami sweeps over us, so too does the tidal wave of Online Pass, VIP Pass, and Pass-Pass, announcements. We discuss the role of used-game sales in this increasingly ubiquitous trend and offer up our own ideas on maintaining revenue without frustrating players.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 135: They Were Khaaaaaaaaned!

    October 7, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 135: They Were Khaaaaaaaaned!
    Transmit the prefix code and lock phasers on target, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we issue a spoiler-warning and dive into the recent controversy surrounding the plot-bomb Kotaku dropped on fans of Batman: Arkham City. Plus we check out I Am Alive, bemoan the delay of Payday: The Heist, and more! Sauce for the goose Mr Savik, its EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 134: Don’t Stop Believing

    October 1, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 134: Don’t Stop Believing
    We’ll need gunpowder and rum where we’re going, its EpicBattleCry! This week, in light of the sheer brutality that the forthcoming Dark Souls represents, we have a talk about fun and whether or not we still need it to enjoy gaming. Plus, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Diablo III, and much more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 133: Cold-Blooded

    September 23, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 133: Cold-Blooded
    Put your foot down and drive, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we go around the table on recent comments by Epic Games’ Cliff Bleszinski over who he feels is qualified to review Gears of War 3. Then we slice into the news Netflix (in its new incarnation as Qwikster) will be shipping games-by-mail, THQ bringing in Crytek to carry on the Homefront series, and more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 132: By Your Wits and Knuckles

    September 16, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 132: By Your Wits and Knuckles
    Go nuts on doughnuts, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we take cover from the salvo Nintendo fired at the 2011 Tokyo Game Show, dig on the original Crysis heading to consoles, Starbreeze resurrecting the Syndicate franchise, and prepare for Rockstar to unleash Max Payne 3. EpicBattleCry: its cream-filled, glazed awesome!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 131: Things You Can Bring Up

    September 2, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 131: Things You Can Bring Up
    Hit the power, its EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish we set our sights on the accelerating trend of free-to-play titles. We’ve heard plenty of publishers and devs weigh on how it makes sense to them, now its time to evaluate F2P from the gamer’s perspective, how do we see freemium titles working to the advantage of players? Plus, GameStop‘s Deus Ex flub, Counter-Strike: GO Steamworks integration on PS3 and more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 130: A Big Piece of Wood

    August 26, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 130: A Big Piece of Wood
    Grab the case and make for the border, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we’re staying single as we discuss the impact of multiplayer on gaming and if single-player titles like Deus Ex: Human Revolution are endangered by this growing trend. Plus, we check out the new trailer for Wildstar, discuss the re-imagining of PlayStation Home and more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 129: Pick Out The Sweet Corn

    August 19, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 129: Pick Out The Sweet Corn
    Its pillagers vs villagers this week on EpicBattleCry! In this week’s skirmish, we break down Sony’s offering at Gamescom 2011 and see if their push with the PS Vita can succeed in the wake of Nintendo‘s recent 3DS stumble. Plus, Marcus Beer joins us this week to lend a helping hand to our hooliganry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 128: Hand Me The Paper Towels

    August 5, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 128: Hand Me The Paper Towels
    Grab an oil drum and a flamethrower, its EpicBattleCry! On this week’s Skirmish, we mull over Nintendo‘s recent (and dramatic) downturn, the 3DS price drop, evaluate their Ambassador program and talk about how Nintendo can weather the storm. Plus, we run a blitz on EA Sport’s Season Ticket, bemoan the delay of The Witcher 2 on 360 and mess up our pants!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 127: Padded Monkey Bars

    July 29, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 127: Padded Monkey Bars
    Torches up, its EpicBattleCry! This week we pull up a chair to pour through the copious amounts of Star Wars gaming news this past week. From the R2-D2-themed Xbox bundle, to the Star Wars: The Old Republic Collector’s Edition breakdown, we’ve got so much to chew through we need another fork; which is why our own Reuben Moretz joins us this episode to help in the chow down. Get ready for piping-hot awesome, its EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 126: They Were Pre-Delayed

    July 22, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 126: They Were Pre-Delayed
    Grab a truck and punch them with it, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! This week, we bend ov…uh…evaluate the recently announced Ubisoft Uplay Passport coming to Driver: San Fransisco and how (or if) the online pass system in general has affected gaming since its introduction. We also press our face to the glass for a look at the Batman: Arkham City collector’s edition, check out the Halo Anniversary pre-order goodies, and die some orcs. New verb.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 125: Double The Locations

    July 15, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 125: Double The Locations
    Light the torches and charge! In this week’s Skirmish of EpicBattleCry, we sit down with creative director Greg Kasavin to discuss Bastion. We talk drinking limits, being unique, and what it takes to be an indie developer these days. Plus, we run over down the latest Dragon Age II DLC, new content for DC Universe Online, and the PSN/PC launch dates for Limbo!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 124: Planting Seeds

    July 8, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 124: Planting Seeds
    Embrace the carnage, its EpicBattleCry! This week, we go back-n-forth on the dust up between Rockstar and Team Bondi, run down the pre-order bonuses and collector’s edition details on LOTR: War in the North, and, speaking of pre-release, discuss the Uncharted 3: Multiplayer Beta and if there’s a danger of releasing too many features and details of a game before its…uh…release. A gardening trowel can’t help you now, its EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 123: Shut Up And Give Us Your Money

    July 1, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 123: Shut Up And Give Us Your Money
    Get off the road, its EpicBattleCry! On this week’s Skirmish, we drink a tall glass of victory over the Brown vs. EMA Supreme Court ruling. We bask in the afterglow and contemplate what this means for gamers. PLUS, its PC love-week, apparently; we run down all the kick ass news including LA Noire debuting on PC, free Shift 2 Unleashed DLC and more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 122: LEGO My Demo

    June 24, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 122: LEGO My Demo
    Fell deeds awake, its time for another Skirmish of EpicBattleCry! This week, we bemoan the the news that the Mortal Kombat pass is going to be a 360-exclusive, ponder the possibilities of a Mass Effect 3 online co op mode, and weigh in on the fallout from Jim Redner‘s backlash against the Duke Nukem Forever…uh…backlash.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 121: Let Down and Left Out

    June 17, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 121: Let Down and Left Out
    Cast aside shields and mercy, its time for EpicBattleCry! This week, we close the book on E3 2011 by taking a post-show look at the Big 3. How did each fare in their press conferences, who brought the pain with their announcements, and were any of them good enough to declare a ‘winner?’ We’ll find out soon enough in this E3-sized edition of EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry Special: E3 2011 Day 2

    June 8, 2011

    EpicBattleCry Special: E3 2011 Day 2
    We close out our coverage of E3 2011 with Tony Grice, Brent Adams, Lorin Baumgarten, and Rueben Moretz as they look back at the announcements and games shown off this year.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry Special: E3 2011 Day 1

    June 7, 2011

    EpicBattleCry Special: E3 2011 Day 2
    We're back for a spoonful of E3 2011 Day one coverage with Tony Grice, Brent Adams, Lorin Baumgarten, and Keith Swaider!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry Special: E3 2011 Day 0

    June 6, 2011

    EpicBattleCry Special: E3 2011 Day 1
    Join Tony Grice, Brent Adams, Lorin Baumgarten and Jess Conditt for EpicBattleAxe's day-zero coverage of E3 2011!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 120: Negative Nancys

    June 3, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 120: Negative Nancys
    Unfurl the mains, and steer her into the maelstrom, its time for EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish we break out our list of games-to-watch at E3 2011. We separate the Contenders from the Pretenders and see what dark horses might take us by surprise. The biggest week in gaming doesn’t start until someone losses an eye, its EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 119: Kinect The Dots

    May 27, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 119: Kinect The Dots
    Thank the maker and skip the oil-bath, its time for EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, we turn down the lights for the real Modern Warfare 3 debut trailer, ponder Sony’s PSP-to-PS3 Remaster program, and lay out our thoughts for what Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft might have up their sleeves at E3 2011. The damage might not look as bad from out here, but its still EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 118: The Beard Did Most of the Work

    May 20, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 118: The Beard Did Most of the Work
    Rain down fire upon them! Its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, we close the book on the PSN saga, weigh in on Sony‘s freebie offerings, catch a screening of the Modern Warfare 3 trailer, and try to imagine ways Gotham City Impostors won’t suck.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 117: Betaflakes

    May 13, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 117: Betaflakes
    Stop stalling and head-butt the shark, its EpicBattleCry! On this week’s Skirmish, we bemoan (actually 66% of us laugh) the delay of Mass Effect 3 and ponder the possibilities of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Then we dive into the main course with our take on Capcom’s sequel strategy and play the blame game on the ongoing PSN outage. Dorsal fin: its what’s for dinner. This is EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 116: You Beta Believe It

    May 6, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 116: You Beta Believe It
    Summon the thunder and call down the lighting, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! This week, we go trust-or-bust on Sony‘s performance with the PSN outage and ponder whether the Gears of War 3 beta invite tokens portend a day when we’ll flat-out pay for beta access. Tricks and deception won’t do you any good when you’re missing a face; its EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 115: Guarded Eggspectation

    April 29, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 115: Guarded Eggspectation
    Brace for the thunder, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, we bemoan the ongoing PSN outage, open the floodgates on Hydrophobia Prophecy, and break out the swords and shields in our discussion of RPGs and whether the genre itself is getting lost in all the games that employ it’s mechanics. It may not be a hammer-to-the-face, but its still EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 114: Now With Less Luigi

    April 22, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 114: Now With Less Luigi
    Brace for jubilation, its EpicBattleCry! On this week’s Skirmish we ponder the rumors of Nintendo‘s next home console and supposed partnership with Rockstar to bring Grand Theft Auto V to ‘Project Cafe.’ Next we breakdown the new details on Uncharted 3 multiplayer and what new direction they may portend for the series. Whatever you do, don’t look up; its EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 113: A Big Sega Party

    April 15, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 113: A Big Sega Party
    Cast aside the shields and prepare spears, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, we dig through the mountain of news from Captivate 2011 and weigh our thoughts on Capcom‘s lineup: the stand-outs, the sequels, and shenanigans. Plus, we’ve got Black Ops‘ Escalation DLC, Brink‘s early release and more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 112: Konversation With a ‘K’

    April 8, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 112: Konversation With a ‘K’
    Spare no one; Its EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish we look over the news that Ninja Gaiden 3, is going to be more ‘accessible’ and ask ourselves why challenging games are on the ropes. Plus, we run down the plethora of recently cancelled games and put some hurt on Mortal Kombat‘s stealth-online-pass maneuver.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 111: The Straw That Broke The Camel’s Haystack

    April 1, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 111: The Straw That Broke The Camel’s Haystack
    Loose the catapults and bring down the walls, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! This week, we take to the red carpet to discuss the news that LA Noire will be honored at the Tribeca Film Festival. Is gaming finally getting is due as an artistic medium, or is it just a Hollywood power-play to court the gaming audience?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 110: Its Called The Titanic

    March 25, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 110: Its Called The Titanic
    Its a brand new day in the land of kick-ass! As the Axe Crew moves to their new time slot on Friday, we’re kicking some straight talk with Jeremiah Slaczka from 5th Cell; talking Hybrid, digital distro, and social gaming. Close the storm-shutters and hide the potato salad, its EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 109: Something’s Wrong With Your Muppet Collection

    March 21, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 109: Something’s Wrong With Your Muppet Collection
    Stain the sand with their blood, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! Has Insomniac Games sold out with their new social/mobile game-focused ‘Click‘ studio or is the long-time developer poised to change the game by bringing casual players into the fold? PLUS: Batman: Arkham City gameplay, the final DLC for Mass Effect 2, and more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 108: Harder To Cell

    March 14, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 108: Harder To Cell
    Press them over the mountain-side, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, the Axe Crew, gazes into our crystal balls to see if the next console generation is about to begin and how the big three are going to shake things up. Plus, Deus Ex: Human Revolution has been dated, Rainbow Six is coming to the iPhone and the 3DS might be coming to a town near you! All this and dog biscuits in the latest episode of EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 107: Fully Deployed Package

    March 7, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 107: Fully Deployed Package
    Bring down their cavalry and charge! Its time for another Skirmish of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s show we’re each picking our most interesting development from GDC 2011. From DICE‘s reveal of Battlefield 3, to Nintendo‘s dire warning of Apple‘s impact on gaming, and Valve‘s announcement that Steam is heading to your TV, we’re swinging the Axe on this year’s Game Developer’s Conference!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 106: Activisioned

    February 28, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 106: Activisioned
    Splinter their shields and crush their defenses; its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, we’re talking the Gears of War 3 release date, new DLC announced for Bulletstorm and Mass Effect 2, and pre-order bonuses for LA Noire. With Battlefield 3 and the next Call of Duty title (we can only hope Modern Warfare 3) set to go head-to-head in the bottom half of the year, we discuss how the FPS landscape has changed in the past two years and whether the increased popularity of the Battlefield series can bring a true challenge to the ever-popular Call of Duty franchise.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 105: Down on a Clown

    February 21, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 105: Down on a Clown
    Spears forward and drive them into retreat, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, we take a closer look at the demise of the Guitar Hero & DJ Hero franchises, breakdown the announcement of Sony’s Xperia Play, weigh the relative merit of the inFamous 2 Hero Edition, and engage in more jackassery than you can legally ship through the post office. No surrender, no retreat, no stale donuts; its EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 104: Life is Tough

    February 7, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 104: Life is Tough
    Get back in the saddle and back in the fray, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s skirmish, we’re reflecting on news of Battlefield III, the Dragon Age II demo, new details on Dark Souls and Armored Core V, and Dungeon Siege III. In the main topic, we take a look at the big story that broke the week we were off, Sony‘s unveiling of the Next Gen Portable. How does the successor to the PSP measure up? How much does it cost? Does it have an electric razor built-in? We discuss, you exfoliate.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 103: Moving in the Right Direction

    January 24, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 103: Moving in the Right Direction
    Brace for awesome, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, we go straight to the source for some insight into Blacklight Free-to-Play, breakdown our takes on Nintendo’s big 3DS announcement, and run down the features coming to the PS3 edition of Portal 2. Plus, Duke Nukem Forever gets dated, SOCOM 4 gets served up with Killzone 3, and Final Fantasy XIII-2 wrecks roman numerals!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 102: That’s Pretty Bad-Bass

    January 17, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 102: That’s Pretty Bad-Bass
    Ride south and stop for nothing, its time for another EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, we’re throwing down with some MMO heavy-hitters that have been in the news. DC Universe Online is making big waves in its launch, while Lord of the Rings Online is showing great promise from moving to a free-to-play model. Will innovation and smart business models allow these titles to carve out their own piece of the MMO pie with heavy hitters like World of Warcraft? There’s only one way to find out, grab a straw and some anti-freeze, its EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 101: The Slide Rule of DLC

    January 10, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 101: The Slide Rule of DLC
    Rejoice, for their destruction is nigh! This week, EpicBattleCry kicks off Skirmish 101 some co-op discussion on Multiplayer. Is it being needlessly tacked on to games like Dead Space 2?; do players expect (or demand) it; are single-player-only titles less relevant? Plus, we run the Gauntlet with news that OnLive is partnering with VIZIO, a firm release date for Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, an alliance between THQ and Mattel, TurboGrafx-16 titles finally heading to PSN in The States, and fresh DLC just announced for Dragon Age II. We’ve got to eat through these bars, so grab the mustard and the paper towels, its EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 100: Make Them Stop

    January 3, 2011

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 100: Make Them Stop
    Fell deeds awake. Now for wrath. Now for ruin. And the red dawn! This week, EpicBattleCry celebrates its first centennial as gaming’s most brutal podcast emerges in the new year a hundred skirmishes strong! This week, YOU run the gauntlet as we answer your questions, Make The Call to get to the bottom of industry shenanigans, put the spotlight on the mighty Axehead Army, and lay down our Battle Cries for the coming year. Raise your voice and help us ring in The Year of the Axe and, as always, Cry Havoc and Let Your Voice Be Heard!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 099: Working Hard At Stupid

    December 20, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 099: Working Hard At Stupid
    Draw the longboats into shallow water and attack! In this week’s Skirmish of EpicBattleCry, the Axe Crew cuts deep in our discussion of the Spike Video Game Awards; what worked, what didn’t and where the awards show needs to head from here. Plus, we’ve got news on the Bulletstorm‘s big add-on, the Deus Ex delay, Mortal Kombat‘s DLC fatality and more! Sans pants, or just sans lame? Either way, its EpicBattleCry!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 098: An Augmented Sense of Fail

    December 6, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 098: An Augmented Sense of Fail
    Flank them and show no mercy! Its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s skirmish we check out the Deus Ex Augmented edition, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, the launch date for Battlefield BC2 Vietnam, and the launch trailer for Binary Domain.

    In the main course this week, game developer, comic writer, and entrepreneur Jason Rubin goes Under The Axe to discuss digital distribution, emerging business models and whether or not the game industry can find a balance that benefits publishers and players.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 097: Hans-On Punnery

    November 22, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 097: Hans-On Punnery
    Prepare for a feast of fury friends, its time for another Skirmish of EpicBattleCry! This week, The Axe Crew makes with the cloak and dagger as we take a look at the recent news that Ubisoft has yet another Assassin’s Creed title on track for next year and ponder whether sequels are a boon or bane for players. We’re also serving up piping-hot awesome slices of the Portal 2 delay, the OnLive microconsole announcement, word that The Witcher 2 is headed to GOG.com, and BioWare‘s insufferable teasing of their next big project at the Spike VGAs.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 096: Or It Just Sucks

    November 8, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 096: Or It Just Sucks
    Force, Ferocity, and Fury its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, we ponder Battlefield Play4Free, bemoan the delay of Darksiders 2, just-moan over the exclusive DLC for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood heading to PS3, and discuss the cancellation of NBA Elite 11.

    First up in the main course, we dive into some piping-hot Black Ops. With the latest title in the franchise out this week, we discuss the CoD series, what’s make it so successful, and where its headed from here. Next up, we examine the marketing surrounding Kinect and whether Microsoft can manufacture a hit this holiday, or will Kinect succeed purely on merit?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 095: Phoning It In

    November 1, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 095: Phoning It In
    Swords, spears, and courage; its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, we discuss the ZeniMax acquisition of Shinji Makami’s game studio, BioWare’s announcement of a DLC pipeline for Dragon Age 2, the end of No More Heroes as a Wii-exclusive, and new DLC for Enslaved.

    First up in the main course, we discuss last week’s rumors regarding the PSP Phone and weigh in on if we think its legit and whether or not its a go for gamers. Next up, we talk a little Killzone 3 and ponder if the shooter can deliver all the things Sony is asking of it.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 094: Fool Me Three Times

    October 25, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 094: Fool Me Three Times
    Bar the gates and launch fire over the walls, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, we discuss the price and date (but mostly the price) of NBA Jam, Capcom’s admission that Dante’s new look in DmC was meant to inspire rage controversy, the Super Mario Bros 25th Anniversary Wii bundle, and the Clean Sweep map pack for Medal of Honor.

    With this week’s release of The Force Unleashed II, we take a fresh look at the IP and consider if Star Wars is the first super-franchise that will leap from being driven by films to being driven by games.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 093: How Many Dollars?

    October 18, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 093: How Many Dollars?
    Release the Kraken, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s skirmish, we check out the details on early Duke Nukem Forever beta access, bemoan the cancellation of Pirates of the Caribbean: Armada of the Damned, flat-out moan over Gran Turismo 5’s brand-new delay, and consider the Dragon Age 2 Signature Edition.

    First up this week, we take a look at the recently announced Panasonic Jungle and discuss if the MMO-handheld-machine has what it takes to go up against the mobile-gaming-melee. Next up, with the recent announcement that Redbox will begin offering games for rent, we discuss what this means for players…and other rental services.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 092: It Plays With Itself

    October 4, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 092: It Plays With Itself
    Douse the torches and daggers out, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, we discuss Valve‘s decision to open a Team Fortress 2 content store, ponder the Gears of War 3 delay, duke it out over EA‘s announcement they will rename the Taliban in Medal of Honor, and rally around the news Beyond Good and Evil is getting the HD remake treatment.

    With Castlevania: Lords of Shadow dropping this week and GameTrailers.com unleashing a multi-part Castlevania retrospective throughout the month of October, we invited GT co-founder and resident VO mastermind Brandon Jones on the show to discuss the franchise and his thoughts on Lords of Shadow. Next up, we run down the recent Nintendo 3DS news blitz and discuss how the release date and price will sit with gamers.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 091: Fan-Service in Bangkok

    September 27, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 091: Fan-Service in Bangkok
    Torch their tents and drive them into the river; its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, we laugh at the Michael Jackson MMO, cry over the Little Big Planet 2 delay, gripe (again) about the delayed multilayer for Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, pump our fists over the release date for Marvel vs Capcom 3, and shake our heads at last week’s GoG.com stunt.

    First up in the main course this week, we discuss the departure of Cammie Dunaway from Nintendo and what that means for Big N as they gear up for some brutal holiday competition. Next up, with Halo: Reach now in the hands of gamers everywhere, we discuss our impressions of the game, and the franchise as a whole.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 090: Its a Steal

    September 20, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 090: Its a Steal
    Prepare to pillage over a PB&J, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s skirmish we snag a release date for Epic Mickey, watch the debut trailer for Dead Rising 2: Case West, ponder the Vietnam expansion for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and discuss the PS3-time-exclusive Enslaved demo.

    With the Tokyo Game Show 2010 bringing a horde of news and media, we sit down to dig through the stack and pick our highlights from this year’s TGS. Next up, we discuss a recent quote from Bobby Kotick suggesting the Activision boss would like to sell gamers in-game cinematics as DLC.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 089: Con-troller

    September 13, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 089: Con-troller
    Archers nock and prepare to flame their ships, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s skirmish, we run down details on the multiple Halo: Reach launch events, prepare for the release of the EA Sports MMA demo, ponder the news that Need For Speed: World is shifting to free-play, and mourn the delay of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood on PC.

    First up, in the main course, we talk Reach. While the launch may be the biggest ever, will the new game be the last great Halo title, or simply the latest? Next up, we discuss the other big launch this week: the PlayStation Move, with Microsoft’s Kinect releasing in November, which (if either) of these next-gen motion controllers will win out with gamers?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 088: Meat-Balls

    September 7, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 088: Meat-Balls
    Repel their cavalry and advance, its time for another Skirmish of EpicBattleCry! In this week's episode we relish the news that Gearbox Software will be completing Duke Nukem Forever, place our bets on the Call of Duty: Black Ops wager matches, ponder the possibilities of Dead Space 2 and Batman: Arkham City getting multiplayer, open a savings account to but a 3D television and Killzone 3 next February, and run down the deals from Microsoft's Fall Game Feast.

    First up in the main course this week, we discuss the recently announced $10 per year price increase for Xbox Live and whether this is a necessary bump or just taking advantage of gamers ahead of the fall gaming onslaught. Next up, with the recent introduction of a new iPod Touch, price drops across the Nintendo DS line, and the announcement of a God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP bundle, we talk Handheld gaming. Are casual games all that portable platforms are good for?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 087: Unintentional Punishment

    August 23, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 087: Unintentional Punishment
    Ready your earth and water to receive victims of sparta-ing, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's Skirmish, we revel in the release date of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, snuggle with a companion cube for Portal 2 next February, check out the collectors edition of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, moan and groan on the pre-order madness for Hunted: The Demon's Forge, and roll our eyes as F.E.A.R. 3 is delayed.

    First up on the main course, we reflect on the recent news that Mass Effect 2 is headed to the PS3 and the announcement of Dragon Age 2. With all the talk of streamlined combat systems and selling games to the widest possible market, we ask the question: Is EA's corporate influence beginning to sink BioWare? Next up, Sony had a strong showing at GamesCom 2010; with exclusives like Resistance 3 and Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One as well as the newly announced console bundles for PlayStation Move, we discuss what lies ahead for Sony.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 086: Shaking Things Up

    August 16, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 086: Shaking Things Up
    Ride! Ride now; its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! This week we welcome a new member of the EBA team in a debut appearance on EpicBattleCry. Please extend your most epic welcome to EpicBattleAxe Features Writer Lorin Baumgarten, filling in while Tony is on vacation.\n\nIn this week's skirmish we ponder the Call of Duty: Black Ops prestige and hardened editions, run down the cast of voice talent for Fallout: New Vegas, marvel at the rumors of Duke Nukem Forever may be in active development, and discuss Quake Live's subscription business model and what it might mean for other titles.

    With the big event in NYC last week, the big news in gaming is undoubtedly BioShock Infinite. With that title consciously moving away from familiar territory, the Axe Crew talks sequels and the balance developers must find between forging new ground and alienating fans hunger for more of the same.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 085: There's a Game in Your Trunk

    August 9, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 085: There's a Game in Your Trunk
    Shields forward and hold the line; its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's Skirmish we relish the announcement of Batman: Arkham City, revolt over the news Assassins Creed: Brotherhood is getting a PlayStation/GameStop exclusive multiplayer beta, fein surprise that Crysis 2 is being pushed back to 2011, sing a hearty song at word Torchlight 2 is coming our way, and bemoan the announcement that NBA Jam is coming to PS3 and 360 for free, but only, with NBA Elite 11.

    We talk about gaming a lot round the Axe, but this week we take a step back to ponder the greater existential question our hobby/lifestyle raises: why do we game? Whether its for story, social interaction, the challenge, or just fun, we all have a reason (probably several) for doing what we do. So, this week, we, your humble Axe Lords, try to answer that question and we're inviting all of you to do the same throughout the week here on EpicBattleAxe.com.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 084: Nucking Futs

    August 3, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 084: Nucking Futs
    Spears down and advance; its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! This week, we revel in the announcement of Street Fighter X Tekken, ponder the new Dragon Age: Origins DLC headed our way, settle in to wait on SOCOM 4 in 2011, and discuss the newly emerged details for Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.

    In last week's skirmish, we tackled one of the most significant topics in gaming: reviews and review scores. During the conversation, one reviewer in particular drew our condemnation: Destructoid.com reviews editor, Jim Sterling. This week, Mr. Sterling boldly goes Under The Axe, to answer the criticism leveled against him and discuss his position on ratings, reviews, and ruffianism. Be sure to check back this week for the full, un-edited interview with Jim; only on EpicBattleAxe.com!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 083: Every Inch Counts

    July 27, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 083: Every Inch Counts
    Ready your weapons and prepare for attack its time for another skirmish of EpicBattleCry! This week, we check out the Sly Cooper Collection, ponder the recently announced charity contest for Gears of War 3, team-up for some co-op Shank details, and try to make sense of the Halo: Reach 360 bundle.

    With the price of Microsoft Kinect officially unveiled, we discuss the motion-sensing controller's fate and whether its been priced too high for gamers to take a chance on. The release of StarCraft II is looming and with it comes the inevitable onslaught of reviews. How much weight do reviews carry with gamers and what could be done to improve them?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 082: Make it Less Good

    July 20, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 082: Make it Less Good
    Sound the horns and lay waste the city, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish, we mull over the news that Zelda: Skyward Sword is on track for an early 2011 release, check out the trailer for James Bond 007: Blood Stone, discuss the 360 exclusive window for Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light, and the PS3-exclusive DLC for Mafia II.

    First up in the main course this week, we go Under The Axe with Zombie Studios' Jared Gerritzen, lead designer on Blacklight: Tango Down. We talk platform exclusives, milking gamers, and changing expectations for downloadable games. Be sure to check out the full interview with Jared only on EpicBattleAxe.com!

    With the slew of Limited Editions, DLC goodies, and promotions that were announced this week, we take a moment to consider whether or not these premium priced goodies make sense and whether game publishers and marketers get gamers.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 081: A Better Resolution

    July 12, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 081: A Better Resolution
    Raise your axes, raise your glasses, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's Skirmish we banter on Enslaved, which now has a release date, prepare for Red Dead Redemption's own zombie apocalypse, reflect on the announcement of Dragon Age 2, and discuss the Blizzard Real ID fiasco from last week.

    With the release late last week of Blacklight: Tango Down, and plenty of chatter in the EBA Forums on the subject, we sit down to talk about wether or not gamers are ready to give up discs in favor of Downloadable Games. Services like Steam are doing well on the PC, but are console gamers onboard with DLG?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 080: A Little Less Solid

    July 6, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 080: A Little Less Solid
    Raise the pain-sticks and prepare for ascension! Its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's Skirmish, we run down the release date for Final Fantasy XIV, check out BioShock 2's latest DLC, discuss the news Fable III is going episodic, and ponder whether Raiden has what it takes to carry the Metal Gear Series on his own.

    With Shigeru Miyamoto's recent comment that Nintendo "needs new characters," we sit down to discuss what makes a great game character and why Nintendo's mascots have stood the test of time. Will Marcus Fenix or Nathan Drake have the same longevity as Mario and Link?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 079: A Notion of Motion Commotion

    June 28, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 079: A Notion of Motion Commotion
    Fell deeds awake! Now for wrath. Now for ruin. And the red dawn! Its time once more, for another Skirmish of EpicBattleCry! This week, we get a release date for DeathSpank, ponder the laundry list of new features announced for Gran Turismo 5, make some Ice-T in Gears of War 3 jokes, and discuss if Sony's rumored move to prioritize the PlayStation Move over Heavy Rain's next DLC is a portent of things to come.

    With E3 2010 over, we look back and discuss our take-away moments and games from this year's show. What inspired us; what infuriated us; what made us question the nature of the universe? We've got everything from Zelda: Skyward Sword, to Marvel vs. Capcom 3, XCOM, and even Onlive; five things each, in no particular order, that we had to share from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 078: Eye Porn

    June 7, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 078: Eye Porn
    Into the long boats and ready the battering ram, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's Skirmish, we ponder the news the Lord of the Rings Online is going free this fall, rally around the news that His Airness, Michael Jordan will be the cover athlete for NBA 2K11, try to keep up with the plethora (Yes Jefe, a plethora) of PSP promotions falling out of the sky, and discuss the 'unique' approach Call of Duty: Black Ops has taken with its Co-Op mode.

    First up in the main course, we take a bite out of the Big Three. With Sony having already announced a slew of titles pre-show, what will they have left to surprise us with? Will Microsoft and Nintendo deliver the goods with some big announcements they've kept close to the vest? Can some well-placed booth babes turn things around for OnLive?

    Next up, EA, Activision, Ubisoft, THQ, and more are bringing down the thunder next week and we're putting together a hit list for our picks from the third party devs. What are the must-sees, what might surprise us, and what are going to watch drown in a bathtub?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 077: Absolute Online Ass II: The Wrath of Ass

    May 25, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 077: Absolute Online Ass II: The Wrath of Ass
    Unite the clans and ready the forge; its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! This week, we’re checking out Killzone 3…in 3D, contemplating the delay of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 (and its arrival on the iPhone), mulling over the new media for Bulletstorm, and screaming ‘why?!’ to the heavens over the Heavy Rain film adaptation.

    After last week’s discussion around the Online Pass initiative, we were hoping to spend this episode doing something constructive, like destroying a sock drawer, but THQ had other plans. They’ve just announced that they will be implementing a one-time $5 fee in order for gamers who pick up a used copy of UFC Undisputed 2010 to access the online content of the game. So, armed with fresh feedback from the EpicBattleAxe community, we charge once again into the melee. Why don’t game publishers just compete at retail with GameStop; how far will they go to tax players for shopping there; can we speak with our wallets and still play the games we love? Saddle up friends, this ride has just begun.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 076: Absolute Online Ass

    May 17, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 076: Absolute Online Ass
    Rejoice for on the morrow...BATTLE! Its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry and this week we check out the next pack of DLC headed to 360 for Modern Warfare 2, mark the date for Alan Wake's downloadable episode, peruse the resume of Shank's writer, lament no new space-buddies in Mass Effect 2's Overload DLC, and welcome Onslaught mode to the console versions of Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

    This week we're all about taking on EA's Online Pass: pit-fighter style! With the announcement that EA will begin charging gamers who pick up a used copy of Tiger Wood's PGA Tour 11 (and other titles moving forward) ten bucks to get access to online play, we weigh in on the motives, the money, and what this will ultimately mean for gamers.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 075: A Little Big Pun

    May 11, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 075: A Little Big Pun
    Swords and spears and no prisoners! Its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s Skirmish, we check out the new Medal of Honor trailer, run down what we know on Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, scope out the first Red Dead Redemption DLC, drool over God of War: Ghost of Sparta, and bask in the glory of StarCraft II’s recently announced release date.

    First up in the main course, we check out the newly announced Little Big Planet 2 and discuss if Sony’s ambitious title will end up being a game changer. Next, Nintendo was in the news recently declaring victory over Sony and setting their sights on Apple; where is Big N headed next and will gamers follow them?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 074: One Happy Meal at a Time

    May 3, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 074: One Happy Meal at a Time
    Make ready chains for the war machines, and bring down the city walls! Its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry; this week we discuss the alliance between Bungie and Activision, check out the Dead Space 2 trailer, ponder the indefinite delay for Game Room releases, consider the APB pricing structure, and mull over Alan Wake's free DLC.

    First out of the gate, we check out the trailer for Treyarch's new entry in the Call of Duty franchise: Black Ops. We discuss our impressions of the teaser and what the future holds for CoD. Next up, with the summer movie season about to kick off (and Iron Man 2 and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands waiting in the wings), we talk movie tie-in games and offer some thoughts on how devs could actually manage a good one.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 073: Capcom vs. EpicBattleAxe

    April 26, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 073: Capcom vs. EpicBattleAxe
    Spare not the horses, but ride for glory; its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s skirmish, we take on Korea’s decision to hit StarCraft II with an “Adults Only” rating, run down the details of the Halo: Reach special editions, check out Madden 11, and bemoan the delay of Metroid: Other M.

    WIth Captivate 2010 dominating the recent news cycle, we take a look at the big announcements from the week: Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, and more go under the Axe as we take on Capcom and see whether they struck gold or stuck out.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 072: XCOMunicated

    April 19, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 072: XCOMunicated
    Sticks and knives and lets get ready to rumble, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's Skirmish, we celebrate the impending official release of Demon's Souls in Europe, debate the news-worthiness of Sony's move to Tuesday for PSN updates, get with Cammy for free in Street Fighter IV on the iPhone, and ponder the return of XCOM or a clever facsimile thereof.

    With Cliffy B's recent late night appearance and the subsequent unveiling of the Gears of War 3 trailer, we now know the game isn't slated for release till April next year. Will having a whole year of lead-up time hurt Gears 3? Next up, in the wake of the mass exodus from Infinity Ward to Jason West and Vince Zamella's new studio Respawn, we ponder Activistion's next move and whether the Call of Duty (or more precisely Modern Warfare) series can ride out the chop.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 071: John Carpenter's Thing

    April 12, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 071: John Carpenter's Thing
    Spears down and march them into the river, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish, we check out the multiplayer details of Red Dead Redemption, the Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Pack (and continuing legal battle), Rush' N Attack: Ex-Patriot, the latest Uncharted 2 DLC, and John Carpenter's announced involvement in F.E.A.R. 3.

    In the main course this week, we discuss 3D gaming's impact on the the industry. Will 3D be another motion control, or will this technology become ubiquitous enough that it changes not just how games are viewed but also played?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 070: 2D Or Not 2D

    April 5, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 070: 2D Or Not 2D
    Sound the charge and break their line, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! This week, we cover the announcement of the announcement (groan) that Cliffy B will be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to debut his new game, check out the Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions trailer, ponder the news that The Witcher: Versus is headed to the iPhone, and revel in the recent gameplay vids for Metroid: Other M and Super Mario Galaxy 2.

    In the main course this week we talk the state of 2D gaming. With new titles like Shank and awesome 2.5D entries like Shadow Complex and Matt Hazard, is old-shool gameplay making a comeback? Will 2D find a way to coexist with 3D? Can they team up to kill motion control?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 069: What the Hell’s Wrong With You?

    March 29, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 069: What the Hell’s Wrong With You?
    Pikes to the front line and stop their charge; its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! This week, we examine the day one discounts offered on Just Cause 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction, check out the delightful and disturbing Naughty Bear, ponder the fate of Mafia II, and eat cake with Fat Princess on the PSP.

    First up on the main course, with the announcement of the 3DS and the PSP turning five years old, we take a look at the state of the handheld market and banter on how Nintendo and Sony are shaping up. Next up, in light of DK’s comments in last week’s skirmish, we thought we’d take a closer look at the issue of women in gaming and how gender differences impact what we play.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 068: Contributing to the Fat

    March 22, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 068: Contributing to the Fat
    Knives at the ready and make for the shore, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish we take a look at the first (and free) DLC for MAG, Skate 3's May release date, the St. Lucia DLC for Dante's Inferno, the Need for Speed World beta, and the Splinter Cell: Conviction demo that snuck out recently.

    On the main course this week, we examine the recent debacle with Ubisoft and their DRM scheme which cut off thousands of players from single-player titles like Assassin's Creed 2 on PC. We ask the tough questions; who is DRM hurting more pirates or players? How much money did Ubisoft spend to prevent paying customers from playing their games? Can we somehow blame Bobby Kotick?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 067: Lick Colored Balls

    March 15, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 067: Lick Colored Balls
    Fire the steel and make ready to bring down the mountain, its time for another skirmish of EpicBattleCry! This week, we're flying audio-only so we can fit in all the latest from GDC 10. We start with a look at the DLC battle brewing between Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Modern Warfare 2 (whose first DLC pack was detailed earlier today), then we check out plans for a browser-based Battlestar Galactica MMO, Valve's official lineup of games coming to the Mac in April, and the Dead Space 2 'Get Dismembered' contest.

    With GDC 10 now just a memory, we look at two of the biggest announcements of the show. First up, the beleaguered OnLive is finally launching in June; we chat about the potential for game services and whether OnLive can deliver the goods. Next up, we take a stab at the latest generation of motion controls with the PlayStation Move. Is Sony's new wand just Wii HD, or a paradigm shift in how we play games?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 066: Release the Kotick

    March 8, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 066: Release the Kotick
    Shields at the front and spears at the ready, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish, we reflect on the PSN ApocolyPS3, check out the Blur mutiplayer beta, mourn the delay of Red Dead Redemption, and ponder the graphic differences between Final Fantasy XIII on the 360 and PS3.

    First up in the main course this week, we talk about Steam coming to the Mac and all that means for Apple gamers. We also take a look at the rumors Sony is prepping some sort of mobile device to compete with the iPhone. Next up, we look back over the drama between Activision and Infinity Ward and what the future holds for the Call of Duty franchise.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 065: Big Stylus

    March 1, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 065: Big Stylus
    Sharpen thine knives and ready thine hammer, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish, we check out the Just Cause 2 demo, new Mass Effect 2 DLC, a Batman: The Brave and the Bold game headed to Nintendo consoles, and hope that Alpha Protocol finally has a firm release date.

    First up in the main course, we run down the details from last week's Nintendo Media Summit and get ready for big N to bring the pain in the first half of the year. Next up, we examine how the launch day DLC for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, may just be the thing to drive down GameStop's prices.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 064: Doobie-ous

    February 22, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 064: Doobie-ous
    Saddle up and ride for world's ending, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! This week, we check out the 'better late than never' Darksiders demo, run down the latest details on Super Street Fighter IV as well as the news that SFIV is headed to the iPhone, discuss the new Assassin's Creed 2 DLC and the circulating info on Assassin's Creed 3, and ponder the North American delay for the first episode of the Heavy Rain Chronicles DLC.

    First up, we talk the Heavy Rain demo. With the game being released this week, we discuss our impressions of the demo and what the future may hold for this unique title. Next, after many a request from you, the loyal Axehead vanguard, we take a stab at some of the business models being discussed by Jason Rubin on his recent Bonus Round appearance.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 063: Van-Dammit

    February 15, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 063: Van-Dammit
    Archers nock and ready the firestorm, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish we discuss the recently announced (and temporarily 360 exclusive) Modern Warefare 2 DLC, Left 4 Dead 2's 'The Passing' downloadable content, the plethora (yeah, we went there) of pre-order bonuses announced for Red Dead Redemption, and the announcement of Ghost Recon Future Soldier

    The Microsoft X10 conference in San Francisco provided gamers with a heaping pile of new media and details for some of the biggest titles coming out this year on 360. We, your humble Axe Lords, run down the list and pick the games we'll be on the lookout for in 2010.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 062: Pole-a-Rising

    February 8, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 062: Pole-a-Rising
    Ready the spears and mount the horses, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! This week, we take a look at the debut trailer for Fallout: New Vegas, cross our fingers in hope that Splinter Cell: Conviction does indeed have a firm release date, say a brief ‘I told you so’ to the news that Episodes From Liberty City is headed to both the PS3 and PC in March, and bemoan the announcement that Microsoft will soon discontinue the original Xbox Live service.

    First up in the main course this week, we talk about the recently unveiled Apple iPad. While Apple is certainly presenting their new mobile device as a superior outlet for games, will gamers buy into the new multi-touch platform? Next up, with BioShock 2 and Dante’s Inferno set to release this week, we discuss the literary influence on these two unique games. Will the source material of these titles inspire gamers to delve into the novels from which they sprang, or will everyone be too distracted by the kickassery?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 061: Full-Ass It

    January 25, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 061: Full-Ass It
    Light the fires and raise the steel, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week’s skirmish we ponder the recently announced God of War III PS3 bundle, discuss the Heavy Rain demo headed our way in early February, run down the details on Persona 3 Portable, and examine new details surrounding MGS Peace Walker and the MGS Portable Ops bundle headed to PSP.

    WIth Mass Effect 2 releasing this week, we take a look at the marketing of the long anticipated sequel; discuss whether or not the ad campaign has any affect on the series die hards and muse if its bringing in new blood as well.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 060: Grab and Pull

    January 18, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 060: Grab and Pull
    Prepare the second wave and loose the beserkers, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's Skirmish we try not laugh as Splinter Cell: Conviction is delayed again, contemplate non-HD streaming from Netflix on the Wii, revel around the rumor of a Tecmo Super Bowl remake, make the most of the news that Star Wars: The Old Republic is looking at a spring 2011 release window, and discuss the news that a new Zelda is on the way.

    With our skepticism, facetiousness, and loathing of Project Natal firmly on the record we change gears this week. Since Microsoft has, thus far, failed to demonstrate how Natal could be not only workable, but even desirable as a controller for traditional games, we discuss some uses suggested by several forum members that may actually have merit for gamers.

    Then, we take a look at some recent EBA Poll results and find out what gamers think about the recently released Army of Two: The 40th Day as well as the news that Splinter Cell: Conviction has been delayed once more.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 059: Real Entertainment

    January 11, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 059: Real Entertainment
    Be among them and attack from behind, its time for another episode of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish, we cringe as Tony Hawk sinks to new depths to sell copies of Ride, warm up our trigger fingers for Metal Slug XX, rally around the rumor a new NBA Jam is headed our way, and discuss the recent Sony survey that points to premium (as in paid) subscription services coming to PSN.

    With the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 behind us, we take a look at the offerings for gamers. Microsoft announced Game Room, and also confirmed Natal will be out this year. Sony launched the first salvo for 3D gaming and announced an expansion of PSN video services beyond the PlayStation platform. Who brought the heat, who stabbed themselves in the face? We sharpen the Axe on CES 10.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 058: About Half the Impressions

    January 4, 2010

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 058: About Half the Impressions
    Steady the bow and open fire, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In the first Skirmish of the new year, we examine the rumors of an NFL Trainer title and matching peripheral for the Wii, find out if Guilty Gear is headed to PS3 & 360, ponder the leaked info of a new Dragon Age expansion, and discuss Capcom's announcement that three titles are being delayed further into 2010.

    With the turn of a new decade upon us, we take a look back and ponder what the most influential games and franchises of the past ten years were. Next up, we look ahead into the coming year and run down our top-five picks for the most anticipated titles of 2010.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 057: Wada You Know?

    December 21, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 057: Wada You Know?
    Flank the blast doors and open fire; its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish, we investigate the Heavy Rain Chronicles, get the latest updates on the Final Fantasy franchise, get our name in the God of War III credits, and hope for the best from Transformers: War for Cybertron.

    With Santa completely clueless and real game journalists otherwise occupied, we, the Axe Lords of EBC, take it upon ourselves to dish out the Naughty and Nice list for the game industry this year. Who brought their 'A' game and gave players everywhere reason to rally? Who acted a fool and bent us over a table? We're dishing out candy canes, coal, and socks; who wants some?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 056: Mark Dacascos FTW

    December 14, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 056: Mark Dacascos FTW
    Wait till they're over the wall then open fire; its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish we check out the next Team Fortress 2 update, ponder the PS3-exclusive Dante's Inferno Divine Edition, discuss the details of Splinter Cell: Conviction's recently unveiled co-op multiplayer modes, and revel in the news of Mega Man 10.

    First up in the main course this week, we discuss star power and how the recently revealed celebrity voice cast of Mass Effect 2 may help or hurt that title. Next up, in light of the recent announcement of Dead Space 2, we talk survival horror and pontificate on whether or the burgeoning franchise can dethrone Resident Evil.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 055: Imagine Dress Making Studio

    December 7, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 055: Imagine Dress Making Studio
    Cover their escape route and move in for the kill, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish, we run down the details on The Saboteur's day-one-DLC, ponder Medal of Honor's move into *cough* Modern combat, check out the rumors of a possible Mirror's Edge sequel as well as the announced iPhone game, and discuss the new Prince of Persia entry to the Sands of Time series.

    With Black Friday already behind us and the Christmas Holiday moving steadily this way, we discuss what gamers want at retail this year. Will Walmart's deep price cuts pull shoppers away from specialty boutiques like GameStop? Next up, we take a look at a recent FTC report to Congress that praises the ESRB and calls gaming the most proactive and responsible medium when it comes to keeping adult content away from children.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 054: Its the Pitts

    November 23, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 054: Its the Pitts
    Clear the flank and fire everything! Its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish we consider the news of a Dark Void film, run down the details on the BioShock 2 Special Edition, step lightly past the Kane & Lynch 2 announcement, and ponder if Alan Wake is finally coming in 2010.

    First up in the main course this week, we take a look at the VGA nominees for game of the year and discuss whether game awards are merit or marketing. Next up, we celebrate turkey day by running down the things we're thankful for this year in the realm of gaming.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 053: You Will Have Our Borderlands

    November 16, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 053: You Will Have Our Borderlands
    Secure the gate and make ready to take the city, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish our spies bring word on Final Fantasy XIII's release date, the demo for Dante's Inferno, the first round of DLC for Borderlands, and Capcom's announcement that Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition is headed our way soon.

    Microsoft has been in the news cycle heavily as of late and we take a moment to discuss tomorrow's dashboard update that brings the much-hyped Twitter and Facebook integration along with some recent rumors on Natal's release date and price point. Next up, with last week's release of Modern Warfare 2 becoming the biggest in entertainment history, we mull over gaming's status in mainstream media and ask if our favorite pastime is getting the respect it deserves.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 052: If You Suck You Could Play Forever

    November 9, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 052: If You Suck You Could Play Forever
    Spearmen to the front and drive back the fire serpent, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish we plot a course to Star Trek Online's release early next year, dig through some of the leaked Black Friday deals, play with Princess Zelda in Spirit Tracks, and gasp in shock at the news there will be more Call of Duty in 2010.

    First up under the axe this week: Warhammer Online's recently announced "Endless Free Trial" will allow players to have as much fun as they want in WAR, up to level 10. Will giving away a big chunk of their game increase sales? Next up we take a look at Nintendo's holiday lineup and ponder whether or not New Super Mario Bros Wii and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks can hold the line against Sony and Microsoft's third party onslaught

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 051: A Couple Extra Inches

    November 2, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 051: A Couple Extra Inches
    Scale the wall and breech their defenses, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish, we open pandora's box with the new God of War III Ultimate Edition, run down down the details of Netflix on the PS3, check out the Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Limited Edition, and ponder the newly announced Nintendo DSi XL.

    With Modern Warfare 2 just around the corner, we examine some of the recent news that has cast a shadow over the release of this title; is Infinity Ward ruining their rep with players by charging more for less features with MW2 on PC? Long-running Japanese game mag Famitsu has given Bayonetta a perfect score? Is the game really that good and is there such a thing as a perfect game?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 050: Experts in Their Field

    October 26, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 050: Experts in Their Field
    Raise a glass and slay something quick; its time for a new edition of EpicBattleCry! In the fiftieth skirmish of gaming's most brutal podcast we start by checking out the newly announced Inversion, run down details on PAX East, get our nostalgia on with the revamp of Rocket Knight, and discuss Fable III's support for Natal.

    In the year since EpicBattleAxe began, gaming has seen many changes. We take a moment to look back over the last twelve months and ponder the evolution of digital distribution and the dwindling ranks of console exclusive franchises. Then, we kick back and invite everyone to join us as some of our friends and allies from the industry along with you, the Axe-Head army, help us kick off EpicBattleCry's first birthday in style...and slaughter. Featuring guest appearances by Stuttering Craig and Destin from ScrewAttack, Nick Chester from Destructoid, Marcus Beer of Invisible Walls, GameTrailers TV's Amanda MacKay and more! Plus, special shout outs from EpicBattleCry's biggest fans, digital cupcakes, and more finger pointing than you can point a finger at!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 049: Now You're Killing It

    October 19, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 049: Now You're Killing It
    Raise the banner and unleash the slaughter, its time for another Skirmish of EpicBattleCry! This week, we check out the newly announced Rockstar PSN storefront and the UMD titles headed to it, muse over Dragon Age Journeys, the new Flash tie-in game from BioWare and EA, consider the official word from Sony of a 250GB PS3 headed our way soon, and shake with anticipation as we finally get a release date for Mass Effect 2.

    First up this week, we examine recent statements by analyst Michael Pachter voicing concern over the threat a $99 iPod Touch could pose to game publishers. Next, we examine the controversy surrounding Brutal Legend and its marketing campaign. Did EA purposefully play down the real-time-strategy aspects of the game in its marketing?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 048: Preorder a Slushi

    October 12, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 048: Preorder a Slushi
    Surround their ships and ready the steel, its time for another skirmish of EpicBattleCry! This week, we check out the updates to the 360's Games on Demand service, grab a big gulp of MAG at our local 7-eleven, congratulate FIFA 10 on its record breaking sweep through Europe, and lament the lame edits robbing Australians of experiencing Left 4 Dead 2 as it was meant to be.

    First up this week, we reluctantly march back onto the field to battle more DLC shenanigans. Dragon Age: Origins will see paid DLC available on launch day, we ask the tiny question "why?", and debate why this content isn't included with the game or timed more appropriately. Next up, we examine Randy Pitchford's recent comments concerning Valve and their distribution platform: Steam. Pitchford claims the industry doesn't trust Valve and that a competitor shouldn't be acting as a distributor for other devs; is there any validity to his argument?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 047: Good Cover

    October 5, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 047: Good Cover
    Spears to the front and march! Its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! This week, we check on the new Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition, run down details on the new Matt Hazard title, sneak deets of Modern Warfare 2's first map pack and lack of a pre-release demo, and ponder the new Xbox 360 holiday bundles headed our way.

    With Super Street Fighter IV announced, and Fable II now available as piecemeal downloads, we take a look at the reality of digital distribution and work over the pros and cons of this emerging business model. So the long-promised 'Rocktober' is here and its time to start figuring out what we're gonna score this month and what we're gonna pass. With titles like Demon's Souls, Tekken 6, DJ Hero, Forza 3, Borderlands, Brutal Legend and Uncharted 2 headed our way, its going to be an expensive four weeks.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 046: Short in Japan

    September 29, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 046: Short in Japan
    Draw them in close enough for a sword and attack! Its time for another skirmish of EpicBattleCry! This week, we check out the leaked documents that point to Sony offering PS2 games for download on PlayStation 3 (and possibly Dreamcast titles as well), examine Capcom's latest fan poll on their next "Vs." title, ponder the news that the God of War III demo will be included with the God of War Collection, and analyze CD Projekt Red's response to the leaked Witcher 2 video.

    Well its the Tokyo Game Show 2009 and we've got longboat worth of news goodies. The Sony Motion Controller, the nixed UMD conversion plans for the PSP Go, the Wii Price Cut, Project Natal, The Last Guardian, Gran Turismo 5, and Dead Rising 2 all go under the Axe in this week's extended skirmish.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 045: In a Koala Suit

    September 22, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 045: In a Koala Suit
    Swords at the ready and into the cave; its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! Welcome back everyone! After a brief hiatus, we're back with another skirmish. This week, we run down the details on the BioShock 2 release date, check out the long-awaited Fallout 3 DLC on PS3 (and the accompanying Game of the Year edition), scope the leaked footage from Witcher 2, and morn the news that Left 4 Dead 2 has been banned in Australia.

    With the recent price drops behind them, Microsoft is prepping 250GB console bundles with Forza 3 and Modern Warfare 2. Sony is also rumored to be bringing the pain with a PS3 Slim - Uncharted 2 pack. Do bundles make sense for new titles? Should hardware makers just let players pick games and make their own bundles? We sacrifice a goat and discuss. Next up, we talk over recent news that The Last Guardian will be "heavily" marketed to North America and Europe. How do devs and publishers sell their games in a global games market?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 044: Self-Respecting Gamer's Club

    August 31, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 044: Self-Respecting Gamer's Club
    Ready the steel and teach them why they fear the night, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's Skirmish we check out the latest leaked footage from Modern Warfare 2, run down the details on the Gears of War 2: Game of the Year edition, laud the Xbox 360 Elite price drop, and ponder the fan-picked title for Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight.

    Cryptic this week, announced that development on Champions Online for the Xbox 360 is nearly complete, but that Xbox Live isn't ready to support an MMO. With DC Universe preparing to launch on PSN, we discuss MMOs on consoles and how Microsoft and Sony are moving to support this über-popular genre. Next up, we take a look at statements made by an EA exec predicting a PS3.5 and Xbox 560 rather than true next-gen hardware updates to the popular consoles.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 043: My Roller Coaster's Crowded Too

    August 24, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 043: My Roller Coaster's Crowded Too
    While they lay trapped in the valley, sound the charge and bring down the mountain; its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish we check out the latest news from the Fable franchise, state the obvious with The Beatles: Rock Band DLC announcement, subscribe to World of Warcraft's first official magazine, and ponder the wisdom of Dark Void's new release date.

    Straight from Gamescom we have official word on the long awaited PS3 price drop and introduction of the Slim PS3. How does Sony''s new system stack up? Next up we run down just a few of the most impressive titles we saw at Gamescom: Final Fantasy XIV, Dante's Inferno, Gran Turismo 5, and more.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 042: Cheeseburger

    August 17, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 042: Cheeseburger
    Break the gates and show no mercy, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish, we commend Quake Live for finally supporting the Mac and Linux, run down the deets on the Dragon Age: Origins Collector's Edition, discuss the controversy over the Borderlands box art, and take a look at the App-Store-like games rumored to be on their way to the PSP Go.

    The Super NES series of Star Wars games are making their way to Wii Virtual Console shortly, so this week we decided to run down our list of fav Star Wars titles and ponder whether The Old Republic can live up to the pedigree. Next up we take a look at Gabe Newell and his recent comments regarding Valve's support (or lack thereof) of the PlayStation 3.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 041: Sham-WoW

    August 10, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 041: Sham-WoW
    Down the cave wall and attack them from behind; its time for a new edition of EpicBattleCry! This week, we check out the original Left 4 Dead DLC that's due in September, ponder the news that StarCraft II has been pushed back to 2010, discuss Best Buy's new pilot program matching used games prices, and question the Champions Online sight-unseen lifetime subscription.

    Then we tear into the main course with a look at the various Activision news that's been floating this week including getting spanked by Double Fine in the Brutal Legend countersuit and their partnership deal to get exclusive sections in various retail stores. Next up, we take a look at the new Batman: Arkham Asylum demo and discuss our thoughts on the game's potential and what this will mean for comic book-based games.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 040: A Train Wreck of Punnery

    August 3, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 040: A Train Wreck of Punnery
    Archers to the trees and prepare for their first wave, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish we discuss the impending release of WET, the addition of Xbox Avatars in Guitar Hero 5, Warhammer Online heading to the Mac, and the recent faux pas that reset the Halo Wars Leaderboards.

    In the main course, we examine the recent news that GameStop is partnering with Real Networks to offer digital downloads of casual games and select PC titles; can Gamestop survive in a digital distribution business model? Next, we take a few moments to contemplate the current state of hardware and ask, what makes a good game console these days?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 039: Coming Out

    July 27, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 039: Coming Out
    Backs to the pillars and swords to the gates, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! This week, we discuss the new Grand Theft Auto 4 DLC pack, The Ballad of Gay Tony, face front on the news that Stan Lee will be a playable character in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, take a look at the Wii/DS exclusive Need for Speed: Nitro, and raise a glass to Double Fine for showing us all how to wield the axe as they counter-sue Activision over the attempt to cancel the release of Brutal Legend.

    Battlefield 1943 has already sold over 600,000 copies on XBL and PSN. We take a look at the emerging download-only games market and ponder if these cas-core titles will rival on-disc releases in the not-too-distant future. Next up, we run down the movie/game crossover announcements coming out of the San Diego Comic Con including the Warcraft film and the Halo Legends anime.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 038: Bend Your Spoon

    July 20, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 038: Bend Your Spoon
    Prepare the troops for a surface attack, its time for a new edition of EpicBattleCry! This week we ponder the news that BioShock 2 has been delayed, check out the leaked footage from Resident Evil 4 on the iPhone, discuss the Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines PSP bundle, and check out the latest Fallout 3 DLC.

    Next up, the latest NPD figures go under the axe as we examine the 31% loss in sales from this time last year and ask the question: does this have anything to do with everyone cramming their game into an October/November launch window? Then we examine recent comments by Dennis Dyack about the relevance of narrative in gaming and contemplate the story vs. gameplay argument.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 037: Suckerpunched

    July 13, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 037: Suckerpunched
    Draw them into an L-shaped ambush and open fire, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish we check the just-announced Mech Warrior game, laugh ourselves silly over Singularity being delayed to make way for Modern Warfare 2, discuss the news of a fourth and final installment for Command & Conquer, and check out the DLC that enhances (some would say fixes) the control scheme for Fight Night Round 4.

    Then, Eidos goes under the axe, as we examine the recent reports that they are, once again, trying to fix review scores for the upcoming Batman: Arkham Asylum, which leads to an even deeper discussion on game scores and whether or not they're still relevant. Next, we open a galactic can of worms by evaluating the state of the Halo franchise and pondering whether it deserves its considerable accolades.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 036: Backdoor Snowjob

    July 7, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 036: Backdoor Snowjob
    At the signal, prepare to unleash hell; its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish we discuss Alpha Protocol (now that its been officially dated), Brutal Legend being cancelled for the Wii, the rumors that Uncharted is headed for the PSP, and the news that World of Warcraft players will soon be able to switch factions.

    In today's main course, we talk about the state of affairs in stealth gaming. With core franchises moving in a more action oriented direction, whats become of the beloved sneaking genre. Next up, we open Pandora's box and diss on whether or not gamers are getting pumped at retail by higher prices and exclusive DLC.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 035: Swo-Toor

    June 30, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 035: Swo-Toor
    Rouse the Fire Worm, its time for another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish we take a look at the recent news of an Uncharted film in development, the quiet launch of Battlefield Heroes, EA's new deal with Dr. Pepper, and the surprise acquisition of Id Software by Bethesda's parent company.

    In the main course this week, we mull over EA's decision to merge BioWare and Mythic into a single entity and ponder whether this will create some real competition for Blizzard and WoW. Next up, we examine the recent news that Chinatown Wars is headed for the PSP and debate if Sony's handheld can serve up a real challenge to the DS in 2010.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 034: Get Your Hands Off My Wife PlayStation 3

    June 21, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 034: Get Your Hands Off My Wife PlayStation 3
    Aim for the flat-top and throw it, its time for another Skirmish of EpicBattleCry! This week, we take a look at a couple pre-order exclusives for Halo 3: ODST and Madden NFL 10, explore the Shadow Moses island map for Metal Gear Online, and ponder the rumors of a Wii price cut.

    First up on the main course, we examine Activision boss Bobby Kotick's recent threats to stop supporting the PS3 if Sony doesn't make like a tree and drop their prices. Next up, we go over Microsoft's damage control effort in the wake of Steve Balmer's "announcement" of a new Xbox Console.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 033: Compensating

    June 14, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 033: Compensating
    Rally the forward lines its another edition of EpicBattleCry! In this week's skirmish we examine the new details on Crackdown 2's multiplayer, the October release of Borderlands, pay our respects to the last of the Godfather franchise, and ponder the possibilities of Dungeons & Dragons Online Unlimited going free.

    First up in the main course, we take a closer look at some of the sleeper hits of E3 2009 and go over a few games that got lost in the shuffle last week (cough Last Guardian cough). Next, we review Natal's appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and wonder why the E3 demo wasn't as impressive.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 032: Desperate Women's Murder Club

    June 8, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 032: Desperate Women's Murder Club
    Sound the charge and break their lines, its time for a new EpicBattleCry! E3 is over and we're still trying to process all the amazing games that were shown off this year. In this week's skirmish we put Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony under the knife and see who put three E's in awesome (language is a fluid thing, just roll with it).

    Next up we talk games; what scored big, what took us by surprise, and what we'd kill to have in our hands right this second!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 031 - A.F.H.G.

    June 1, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 031 - A.F.H.G.
    Put your foot down and stand! We're a bit late, but as you can imagine, between migrating the site and prepping for the biggest game conference of the year, its been a busy weekend! Having said that, the special edition, pre-E3 skirmish of EpicBattleCry is here.

    This past weekend, we laid out our picks for the conference, running down the list of the games we're hungry to see show. God of War III, Mass Effect 2, Trico, Modern Warfare 2, Dark Void and more make the cut as we run down the most anticipated titles of E3 2009.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 030: Raping it In

    May 17, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 030: Raping it In
    Wade through their flank and break their lines, its time for a new EpicBattleCry! This week, we check out the new Modern Warfare 2 teaser, Dragon Age: Origins sex & violence trailer, the new Star Wars Clone Wars media, morn the loss of Factor 5, and shake our heads at the Take Two lawsuit over Apogee's failure to deliver Duke Nukem Forever.

    First up this week, we take a look at upcoming console peripherals including the Wii Motion Plus, the Tony Hawk Ride board, and Microsoft's 3D camera. Next we check out the PS3 Slimline photos making the rounds this week and ponder how this impacts a potential PS3 price drop.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 029: BAIT-A

    May 11, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 029: BAIT-A
    Sound the horn and make ready the chorus of war, we're back with a new edition of EpicBattleCry! This week, we check out the new Gears of War 2: All Fronts Collection, examine the Bioshock 2 multiplayer story announcement, ponder signing up for Qore to get in the Uncharted 2 multiplayer beta, and bemoan the Tenacious D-GameStop exclusive for Brutal Legend.

    First up on the chopping block this week, we take a look at Rockstar's new trailer for Red Dead Redemption and examine the state and future of Western-genre gaming. Next up we take a bite out of the world's biggest piece of irony at the sad news that Duke Nukem Forever has officially been cancelled in the wake of 3D Realm's demise.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 028: Improvisational Weapon Construction

    May 4, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 028: Improvisational Weapon Construction
    Fill the long-boats and sail east to glory, its another edition of EpicBattleCry! This week, we check out the rumored PSP Go!, Tekken 6 & Soul Caliber: Broken Destiny for Sony's portable, Red Steel 2, Mass Effect for the iPhone and TMNT: Turtles in Time for XBLA!

    With Capcom''s Captivate 09 media blitz over, we take a look at the new details, footage, and announcements for Dead Rising 2, Dark Void, Lost Planet 2, Bionic Commando, and more. Then we examine the news of Batman: Arkham Asylum being delayed and discuss whether or not delays help or hurt games.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 027: Smokin' Joes

    April 26, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 027: Smokin' Joes
    With their defenses broken, its time to let the slaughter begin! This week, we run down the announcement of a new Fallout title from Obsidian, scratch our heads over LEGO Rock Band, examine rumors of Uncharted 2's multiplayer mode, and marshall our forces against the Joker being a playable character exclusively on the PS3 edition of Batman: Arkham Asylum.

    For the main course this week, we take a look at the fast-approaching summer-movie season and take picks on the best combo of film & game, and then overall best game. Next up, we peel back the gristle from the recently announced Xbox 360 Game of the Year Bundle and ponder whether this will force Sony to answer with a PS3 price-cut at E3.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 026: Major Punnage

    April 20, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 026: Major Punnage
    We're back and ready to serve up fistful of awesome with a new edition of Epic Battle Cry! In this week's skirmish we take a hard look at Wii Motion Plus which finally has a firm release date, weigh in on Microsoft's decisions to reimburse 360 owners who've paid for E74-related repairs, ponder the news that inFamous is releasing two weeks earlier than expected, and take a look at the recently announced Halo Encyclopedia.

    First up on the menu this week, of course, is the leaked live-stream of the Final Fantasy XIII demo. We run down the state of the franchise and examine the marketing impact one person can have on a game the whole world is dying to play. Next up we take a look at the plethora of trade-in options available to players and pontificate on what sort of effect relative new-comers like Amazon and Radio Shack will have on the trade-in economy.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 025: Straight Up Positive

    April 11, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 023: Magic Pills
    Welcome back Axe Heads! This week we kick things off with a look at the new gameplay trailer for Bioshock 2, wax nostalgic about the classic arcade platformer Shinobi heading for Xbox Live Arcade, run down the details on the See the Future DLC for Fable II, and check out the wicked-cool teaser site for Assassin's Creed 2. Continuing in our ongoing series of rants on DLC, we take a look at the latest news out of Capcom in the wake of the Resident Evil 5 Versus Mode DLC and the question as to whether or not you own the games you buy. We also run down the announcement that the PS2 classic Shadow of the Colossus is being adapted into a film and diss on hollywood in gaming.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 024: Weibe Back

    April 6, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 023: Magic Pills
    We're back for blood this week with an all new Epic Battle Cry! First up we delve into the recent details emerging on Mass Effect 2, check out the leaked footage from Uncharted 2 making its way around the tubes, apply face-to-palm over EA's pre-release DLC announcement for the Godfather II, and wish Steve Wiebe the best of luck as he takes on Billy Mitchell's latest record-busting Donkey Kong score at this year's E3. First up on the main course, we chew through Sony's announced price-drop on the venerable PlayStation 2 and ask Captain Obvious' first question: why the hell wasn't this announcement for the PS3? Next up we take a look at the Nintendo DSi as it hits shelves today and ponder what Nintendo's latest handheld-wonder can bring to the table.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 023: Magic Pills

    March 30, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 023: Magic Pills
    The carnage continues with another fresh cut of Epic Battle Cry! In this special GDC skirmish, we run down all the news coming out of the Game Developer's Conference. First up, we take a look at the leaked God of War III gameplay footage, ponder the Fable II DLC mentioned by Peter Molyneux, check out the trailer for the newly announced Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time, and investigate the teaser for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2. First up for the main course we take a look at Nintendo''s lineup coming out of GDC; including The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks and the 1,000 free DSi point giveaway promotion. And then, the question we all want the answer to: is OnLive really the future of games? We cut to the heart of the matter and try to sort out the biggest news-bomb dropped on gaming in a good long while.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 022: Serious Game Journalism

    March 23, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 022: Serious Game Journalism
    Welcome back for another fresh slice of Epic Battle Cry! This week, we ponder playing as a Big Daddy in Bioshock 2, determine if Lars did anything to embarrass himself now that the Guitar Hero: Metallica demo is out, shudder in horror at the World of Warcraft-Mountain Dew hook-up, and check out Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. The main course this week takes a look at the Grand Theft Auto franchise with the release of Chinatown Wars and recent comments from Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg concerning how well The Lost and Damned is selling; the number is a secret, but its more than Killzone 2...for sure. We also examine Capcom exec Christian Svenson's recent comments (hint: it rhymes with pull-sit) in reaction to fan criticism of Capcom's DLC release schedule.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 021: Zune Stuff

    March 16, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 021: Zune Stuff
    This week, we take a look at the new Invisible Predator trailer for Batman: Arkham Asylum, rundown the freshly announced Army of Two sequel, binge & heave over the first screen shots from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and check out the Big Sisters that are sure to be making our lives suck in Bioshock 2. With the release of Resident Evil 5 this week, we take stock of where the franchise is at this point in its life cycle and ponder whether or not the series that put survival horror on the map has strayed from its roots. We round out the main course with a look at GamePro's recent decision to form a game publishing arm dedicated to working with developers on the Microsoft XNA and Apple iPhone platforms.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 020: Double Entendre

    March 8, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 020: Double Entendre
    In this week's skirmish we run the Gauntlet with City of Heroes: Issue 14, the Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack, the newly-dated Beatles Rock Band game, and the Warhammer: Online 10 day free-trial. Then we jump into the fray, taking a look at Nintendo's emerging strategy of translating classic NES titles like Punch-Out and A Boy and His Blog to the Wii. We also examine the recent discovery that Toys R Us is testing a pilot program in its NYC stores to buy and sell used titles ala GameStop and look at one online community of gamers who are cutting the middle man out of the equation.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 019: Fluffer

    March 2, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 019: Fluffer
    Grab a cup full of awesome and join us this week as we launch the video version of the EpicBattleCry Podcast with a bountiful cornucopia of crazy guaranteed to satisfy your soul. Topics include the rumored PS3 price-drop, the announcement of ACTUAL GAMES for the PSP, and the new gameplay trailer for Lost Planet 2.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 018: Ass Cake

    February 21, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 018: Ass Cake
    In this week's skirmish we discuss the recently announced Rock Band "Total Rock, Total Rewards" competition, examine how the Nintendo DSi will affect the gaming landscape, and, with the recently announced Dead Rising and Dead Space titles headed for the Wii, ask: is Nintendo going hardcore?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 017: He's Got Peepz

    February 15, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 017: He's Got Peepz
    This week, we run down the latest announced games coming out of the New York ComicCon, take a look at heavy-hitters Transformers 2, GI Joe, and Ghostbusters, and run down our picks for favorite game of the show.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 016: Cody Cry Hurt

    January 31, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 016: Cody Cry Hurt
    In this week's skirmish we check out the recently leaked screens from Pandemic's cancelled Batman title, check out the new Final Fantasy XIII trailer, bid Auf Wiedersehen to the Leipzig Games Convention as we know it, and ponder the recently announced Wii-exclusive TMNT brawler. Discussion this week centers around the "Premium Game" app store Apple is rumored to be launching for the iPhone and, with the recent downturn in Nintendo's financial outlook, whether the Wii hype-train has finally run out of steam.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 015: Achievement Unlocked

    January 24, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 015: Achievement Unlocked
    This week, we take a look at the new Mass Effect 2-disc Collector's Edition, drool over the U.K. exclusive Killzone 2 PS3 bundle, and the new Tomb Raider: Underworld DLC. We then revisit console-exclusive demos in light of Capcom's announcement that the Resident Evil 5 demo will be coming to the PS3 after all. Finally we take a look at the recent Forbes Magazine article claiming that Rock Band is a shameless knockoff of Guitar Hero.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 014: And Pepsi!

    January 17, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 014: And Pepsi!
    In this week''s skirmish we take a look at the latest news from Guitar Hero and GH: World Tour, take a look at the jaw-dropping footage from the greatest game none of us will ever play; Star Wars Battlefront III, and sharpen our cleavers over the 360-only Resident Evil 5 demo and other console exclusives.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 013: Drop-Dead Kayser

    January 10, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 013: Drop-Dead Kayser
    This week we run down the news coming out of CES 2009 including Microsoft''s Primetime Xbox Live channel, Sony''s PS3 running through their new 3D hardware, and the SF IV Battle Royale scheduled to go down at CES 2010. We also look at the newly announced release dates for Fable II''s DLC; Knothole Island, Halo Wars, and Godfather II. Finally we take a moment to recognize the passing of a legend in our community; in the wake of the 1up purchase, EGM magazine has closed its doors forever.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 012: Adjust Your Add-On

    January 3, 2009

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 012: Adjust Your Add-On
    In the first skirmish of 2009 We take a moment to look back at 2008; discuss the gains made by Sony, Nintendo''s continued dominance of casual gamers, and Microsoft''s steadfast hold on the market. Looking ahead to the coming year we predict the industry trends, the winners, the losers, and what may already be the best game of 2009.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 011: One Louder

    December 20, 2008

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 011: One Louder
    With Christmas just around the corner we examine the state of the iPhone with respect to the recent Konami announcement that Metal Gear Solid, Dance Dance Revolution, and Silent Hill will all have games coming to Apple's handheld platform. Next, we each ask Santa to deliver just one thing from the game industry this holiday season: cheaper titles, better trade-in credit, and less Hollywood.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 010: Wii Stroke

    December 16, 2008

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 010: Wii Stroke
    In this special edition of EpicBattleCry, we examine the recently unveiled gameplay footage of Star Wars: The Old Republic, then dive right in and breakdown the plethora of world premiere trailers screened at the 2008 Spike Video Game Awards. We've got the low-down on God of War III, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, GTA IV: The Lost and Damned, Gears of War 2, and more!

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 009: Sack-Less!

    December 6, 2008

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 009: Sack-Less!
    In this week''s skirmish we look at the state of Atari as they attempt to strike back and reclaim their foothold, rundown the world premiere lineup at Spike''s 2008 VGA awards, and examine the new MGS teaser released on the Kojima Productions website.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 008: Cas-Core

    November 24, 2008

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 008: Cas-Core
    This week we run down the latest on the 360-exclusive DLC offering for Grand Theft Auto IV, leap into the quagmire that is the hardcore vs. casual gamer debate, and, in the wake of Wrath of the Lich King becoming the best selling PC title ever, ask the question: is PC gaming dead?

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 007: Apples and Oranges

    November 16, 2008

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 007: Apples and Oranges
    In this skirmish we break down the controversy surrounding Call of Duty: World at War, look into the recent news that Microsoft plans to compete with Valve''s Steam, investigate Apple''s new entry into gaming with the iPhone, and look into what 2009 holds for Sony and the PlayStation 3.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 006: Wii''s So Brutal

    November 7, 2008

    EpicBattleCry -  Skirmish 005: Yellow Attack Submarine
    In our post-election skirmish, Microsoft takes a page from the EBA playbook and cleaves half of the New Xbox Experience features from the initial launch, tries to use crack-dealer marketing tactics to sell the Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack, and we examine the state of the Nintendo Wii and whether or not the recent push to win back hardcore gamers can succeed.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 005: Yellow Attack Submarine

    November 1, 2008

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 005
    In our first Halloween Skirmish, the panel goes Helter Skelter on the announcement of a stand-alone Beatles music game, protect our thumbs while we analyze the marketing blitzkrieg of Left 4 Dead, and trade blows on whether or not making the new PSP and DSi harder to hack is really a good idea.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 004: And Headbands

    October 25, 2008

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 004
    In this week''s skirmish we hack and slash our way to the bona fides on Bioware''s new Star Wars MMO, pontificate on Hollywood''s latest video-game-to-film efforts, and ask the hardest question of all: now that E3 is coming back, does it still matter? Plus we run the gauntlet with the latest gaming news of the day.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 003: Things Go Arai

    October 18, 2008

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 003
    In this week''s skirmish we peek under the hood of the latest firmware updates for the PS3 and PSP, repudiate the on again/off again Xbox 360 port of MGS4, get ready to believe Dan Aykroyd''s scoop on the Ghostbusters game, and take a fresh look at gaming on Apple''s latest Macbook.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 002: What's The Point?

    October 14, 2008

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 002: What's the Point?
    This week we break down our picks from the Tokyo Game Show, dish about the new Xbox Live Experience vs. Playstation Home, and debate the points system employed by Microsoft and Nintendo for purchasing games and DLC.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 001: The Thing That Should Not Be

    October 6, 2008

    EpicBattleCry - Skrimish 001: The Thing That Should Not Be
    Today we fire the opening salvo of EpicBattleCry the podcast where we cut through the crap of video game news to bring you the information you want. This week we cleave the fat from the stories of the day including: the Nintendo DSi, Hollywood Goes Gaming, Console Exclusive DLC, and Lars Ulrich vs. The Internets.

    Play Episode

  • EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 000: This Just Got Extended

    September 27, 2008

    EpicBattleCry - Skirmish 000: Tearing Your Face Off
    Before the reign of the Pun-isher, before the smooth taste of Dolphin Blood Beer, before ass-cake, there was EpicBattleCry Skirmish zero. This is the pilot episode of EBC, recorded in Sept 2008 and never released to the public…until now.

    Play Episode