Portal fans, it’s time to rejoice! Next month Valve is planning to release a simplified level editor for Portal 2, free. As an added bonus, they have also made a trailer featuring more antics from Cave Johnson. Check out the video below to see what awaits in Aperture’s “Perpetual Testing Initiative.”
Stark and I take a break from talking about all of the retro games that fill our minds and took this time to talk about the best games that have come out this year. We hand out some awards, talk about our biggest disappointments, and even try to make sure that some people get thoroughly angry at some of the choices that we have. After all of that we decide that the best thing to do would be to steal a page from fellow retro gaming podcast, “Retronauts,” and talk about the Disney afternoon on the next pod. No worries, we are even going to talk about the cartoons as well.
Skyrim: Game of the Year
Portal 2: Funniest Game of the Year, Best Shooter of the Year, Best Adventure Game of the Year
Mortal Kombat: Fighting Game of the Year
Duke Nukem: Bomb of the Year
Disgaea 4: Best JRPG of the Year
Gears of War 3: Best Multi-Player (Horde Mode)
So this week I start off with a story and Stark finishes with arguably a much better one. We also talk about Donkey Kong for awhile. It is funny that I can remember a couple of years ago when Penny-Arcade took a website, GameSpy, to task over the fact that they had made a list of over-rated games and Donkey Kong was number one on it. Turns out that everyone is sort of coming around to that conclusion. We talk about other things, I bring up editing the pod –but if we are being honest that isn’t ever going to happen. We talk about all kinds of fighting games and old games, which is on topic and I almost feel like we should be rewarded for.
Next Podcast coming sooner then later.
This week we talk about Blaster Master and everything awesome that has involved with it.
I would love to blame this podcast going up late on my new job, but the truth of the matter is that I have just been sitting on possibly some of the easiest to edit content that we may have ever recorded. I don’t know why it hasn’t gotten upload, and you can blame that entirely on me. Besides the standard block of video game talk we also discuss important things like anime and old movies that no one besides the two of us would ever care about. You know, the things that really matter in life.
Also, tell us how you feel about the new– much longer– format. We always love reading any and all fan feedback.
We are late with this newest addition to the ever growing family of dysfunctional pods that keep getting produced. This week Stark has decided that it is entirely his job to inform people that we don’t fact check, but in all honesty I was kind of hoping that people already knew that from 30 seconds of us talking. We start off really well this week, and instead of even making an attempt to talk about the game find a way to complain about people getting married or inviting us to parties. We do discuss the topic, Katamari, with a great amount of love–even though we don’t give it the time needed– and find ways to talk about so much else. E3, complaining about Family Guy (again), current games we are playing, and FPS’ are just small taste of the devotion that we show for staying on topic.