Feb 042013
 

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Skulls of the Shogun is the new turn-based strategy game just released on the Xbox LIVE Arcade as well as all Windows 7 and 8 platforms by developer 17-Bit. Generally speaking I have a pretty love-hate relationship with these types of games. As a lover of strategy and the contemplation and implementation of said strategy, these Final Fantasy Tactics’-style time-wasters should be right up my alley. I could never get into the majority of them, however. I think it has something to do with the grueling learning curve and massive penalty for failure, like having to start a 2-hour long battle over again from the beginning. Stuff like that always gave me the impression that the game was taking itself a little too seriously, you know, like the challenge of the game was subverting the fun? Maybe that was just me.

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Feb 012013
 

HOMEALONE

This week on the Paranerds Podcast, the two speak about Infamous 2, Indie Game: The Movie,  Ultimate Alliance 2, Shinobi 3DS , The Amazing Spiderman and The Simpsons Tapped Out, they also go over new releases and news (See below). Kevin then has an interview with new Paranerds.com member InControl and then the two go over 2013 Gaming Resolutions and speak about the PlayStation Teaser announcement.

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Jan 312013
 

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Although Torchlight 2 and Diablo 3 are their own different games and are both great in their own way, you can’t help but think how come Torchlight 2 is a lot more entertaining than Diablo 3, and why Diablo 3 should have been Torchlight 2, if you’re not already confused  here are a few comparisons.

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Jan 252013
 

ImOK

This week on the Paranerds Podcast, the Paranerds speak about Gavin Harrison music, Gunslugs, Oddworld Strangers Wrath HD, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Nights into Dreams , Sonic Adventure 2, Black Ops 2, and Rooster speaks about Zero Dark Thirty, they also go over news (see below) and new releases.  Then the two awkwardly go over the Top Ten RPG Endings and Connor (new member) makes his first Rant about Games destigmatizing violence, then the two speak a little bit about Next-Gen consoles.

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