Bottle Crow Episode 1 – Double Hell

What makes a great Dota podcast? Expert analysis? Winning personalities? Years of experience, a high level of production quality? We who lack any of these are going to try our hand. This brave endeavor, inspiring as it is foolish, be a testament to our will. When all has fallen to dust, and nothing remains of …

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Progressive Scan: The Hard Blue Line

Why now? It is a question many of us want to put to EA. Why green light, develop, and release a game glorifying irresponsible violence by police given the current environment? Assuming this game would ever go over well with people willing to consider its politics, that time is not now. A game where you …

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A Blind Eye

This article candidly discusses a few of the major plot beats from Battlefield Hardline. If you do not wish to read spoilers for this game, this article might not be for you. As a freshly-minted detective in the Miami police department, Nick Mendoza sees himself as an ultimately good person, occasionally forced by his peers …

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Analogue: A Hate Talk

Recently my friend Johnny Niska of Score Attack¬†and played through a pair of Christine Love’s visual novels, Analogue: A Hate Story and its sequel Hate Plus. Fascinating games that are criminally under-discussed, we decided to record a half hour spoilercast of our thoughts and impressions. What should have been half an hour stretched to forty-five …

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Cook, Serve, Demoralizing

  I had never tried Cook Serve Delicious’s Extreme Difficulty until I decided to record this video. HOO BOY. I love this game, and I thought I was pretty good at it, but this mode absolutely does not screw around. If you’ve ever wondered what it sounds like when I panic, here you go- my …

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