Nov 142014
 

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This week on the Paranerds Podcast: The Paranerds speak about Simpsorama, Le Fear II: Le Sequel, Siren: Blood Curse, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas HD, Fall Out: New Vegas, Super Smash Bros. For Nintendo 3DS, Aladdin, Super Mario RPG, and Gears of War: Judgment, GTAV, Civilization : Beyond Earth, and A Dark Room along with news (see below), new releases and Deals of the Week (see below). The two then play a live segment and talk about the games they’ve played at the Toronto WordPlay Festival. ***Correction: We mention that Black Friday is today. It is not. We are Canadians and don’t know hot to use a calendar apparently***

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Oct 312014
 

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This week on the Paranerds Podcast, the Paranerds speak about Fatal Frame, Fatal Frame II, Grand Theft Auto, Final Fantasy X HD, Jet Car Stunts, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS  Fall Out: New Vegas, The Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer, Dead Space iOS and Middle-Earth Shadow of Mordor.  The two also go over news (see below), new releases and Deals of the Week. Kevin and Rooster go over the newest Top Ten with the Top Ten Zombie Massacre Games.

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Oct 172014
 

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This week on the Paranerds podcast, the Paranerds speak about Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Fatal Frame, Final Fantasy X HD, Borderlands 2 and Unlimited Spider-Man along with news (See below), new releases and deals of the week. Rooster and Kevin then speak about resolution and how silly everyone else is.

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Oct 032014
 

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This week on the Paranerds Podcast, the Paranerds speak about The Simpsons Guy, Gotham while Rooster speaks way too much about The Walking Dead Season 2 along with news (see below), new releases and Deals of the Week. The Two then go over the Top Ten Video Game Crossovers and Kevin gives his review on Super Smash Bros. For the Nintendo 3DS.

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Sep 292014
 

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Since their introduction, achievements have frequently come under fire from fans and video game critics alike. Even now, over a generation on since they were first brought into the industry as accounts were popularised and online community aspects were pushed, the backlash against them remains ever strong.
The very idea of them seems to be scorned by a lot of major figures, especially John Bain and members of Polaris, with the very idea of them often being ridiculed. Many are argued to be unnecessary, to be a pointless addition which ultimately adds nothing to the experience and something which the industry never needed before now. However, I personally believe that this is not entirely true. While achievements have been mishandled certainly, there is a definite reason for them to exist and benefit developers of all titles.
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Sep 282014
 

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It goes without saying that Final Fantasy is one of the biggest and most successful series on the market. Even after being repeatedly marred by the development team’s obsession over Final Fantasy XIII and a disastrous initial release of XIV, as a whole the franchise stands strong. While certainly having a fair number of dumb storytelling moments, you’ll find plenty of fans willing to defend just about any title in the series and put forwards genuinely good reasons why one in particular is a personal favourite.

Some enjoy how X dealt with the idea of religion, others enjoyed the more straight forwards adventuring tale of XII and how it tackled the subject of loyalty, and VII needs no explanation. This said, one in particular seems to have been constantly overlooked despite offering some surprisingly effective storytelling methods which hold up today: Final Fantasy II.
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Sep 192014
 

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This week on the Paranerds Podcast, Kevin drops a crazy big announcement while Rooster tries to not swallow his tongue. The two then then speak about Castle of Illusions Starring Mickey Mouse, Dead Space (iOS), American McGee’s Alice, The Walking Dead Season 2, The Wolf Among Us, Final Fantasy X HD, along with news (see below) new releases and Deals of the Week.

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Sep 152014
 

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Before we truly get into the meat of this article there’s something which needs to be commented upon: Someone on the development team was obviously a fanboy of British sci-fi. It’s either that or they had one of the best casting teams ever attached to a project.

If you were to go into this, just booting up the game without looking up any new information, you might be a little surprised to hear Tom Barker’s booming voice serving as the narrator. A little surprising to say the least, but this was from the early 2000s, and Baker had worked on a few video games in that time. Of course, then you see Warren Ellis’ name being credited as the head writer, and in the following scene hear Paul Darrow and Glynis Barber discussing a new threat they face.

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