Jen’s Games of the Year 2016

Writers are often prone to hyperbole, but I don’t think anyone will object that 2016 was one of the wildest years I’ve ever experienced. At the tail end of September, I finally came out as a woman to the rest of the world, and the positive response wiped away one decade of fear that I …

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Colin’s Games of the Year 2016

Hey. How ya doin’? If I had to guess, I’d say you’ve been better. Most of us have. I don’t like the narratives of “good” or “bad” years, because it feels arbitrary and distracts from the responsibility for events… but boy, a lot of trash happened in that twelve month period. If we don’t step …

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Pokecast Sun and Moon

Big releases scatter the months of 2016, and we’re running out of time to play them all before game of the year… but in the background, slowly but surely, Colin and Jen are chipping their way through Pokemon Sun and Moon. From a longtime fan and a relapsed enthusiast, what does Alola hold? How is …

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Love in the City

In one of the grislier Grand Theft Auto V missions, you infiltrate LifeInvader, a “clever” clone of Facebook where employees air-guitar near their cubicles and admonish folks who can’t sit in beanbag chairs for not fitting the company vision. After tampering with a prototype phone and driving home, you’re treated to fake Mark Zuckerberg blowing …

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Bottle Crow Reborn 7.00 Special

I always call these patch notes “specials,” but this one genuinely IS special. Colin is joined by guest Nick Seese to break down the biggest Dota patch in… forever? A long damn time. Monkey King in the streets, Viper in the sheets. Dota’s got Talent. The map has changed, illusions got GOT, and Windranger got …

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