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The Best Games Period

Ever found yourself wondering about the best games period? Join Jeremy Brown, Jack Gardner, and Daniel Jones as they debate, argue, and sometimes agree over the best video games. The trio bring years of podcasting, game criticism, and somewhat related tangents to the table to create one of the most interesting podcasts you'll find in this corner of the internet.
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Oct 31, 2016

In honor of the day of all things spooky-scary we're turning to the game that took up Resident Evil 4's third-person horror mantle and mixed it with Alien and Event Horizon. Dead Space released in 2008 and garnered numerous accolades for its tense sound, tight level design, and its unique focus on dismembering monsters. Some reviewers and fans at the time crowned Dead Space as the scariest game of all time. Though that title might have since been given to other games, Dead Space still holds its share of horror. but is that enough for it to be a best game period?

Outro music: Uninvited 'The Old Mansion by the Road' by Sir_NutS, Stephen Kelly, and WillRock (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03443)

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
Or download the podcast from Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thebestgamesperiod

Oct 24, 2016

Since new consoles aren't announced every day from a major manufacturer, this week's episode focuses squarely on Nintendo's recent reveal of the Switch, their upcoming next-gen device that can be a console or handheld gaming device. Jeremy had to go save kids or something, so this discussion falls to Jack and Daniel who hold somewhat differing opinions on Nintendo's hybrid creation. Will the Switch be a success or a commercial flop? 

Outro music: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'Dance of the Kokiri' by Chris ~ Amaterasu and Doc Nano (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03438)

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
Or download the podcast from Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thebestgamesperiod

Oct 17, 2016

While the first attempt at recording Episode 41 might have failed due to technical difficulties, we've returned this week with a brand new and totally original discussion of Flower, the PlayStation 3's 2009 indie darling. While playing as the wind using motion controls might have been a breath of fresh air, has the game become stale over time? What about the prestigious "Best Independent Game Fueled By Dew" award that the 2009 Spike Video Game Awards bestowed upon Flower? Has the honor of that accolade dimmed over the past years? More importantly, is Flower one of the best games period?

Outro music: Shenmue 'Reflections' by Reuben Kee (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01159)

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
Or download the podcast from Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thebestgamesperiod

Rest in peace, Reuben Kee.

Oct 10, 2016

Back in the mists of the year 2000, Sega and Overworks released a game for the Dreamcast called Skies of Arcadia. The title made a name for itself as one of the finest RPGs available on the system - some people even argued that it was one of the best games made for the Dreamcast period. In fact, there was so much buzz around the game that it was ported to the Nintendo GameCube three years later. Jack makes the argument that, in either form, it's well worth playing - provided you can track down an elusive copy of the swashbuckling sky pirate game.

Outro music: Sonic Advance 'The Glacier's Peak' by jmr (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02370)

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
Or download the podcast from Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thebestgamesperiod

Oct 4, 2016

One of the monoliths that has topped the lists of the best video games of all-time, we're finally doing it. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Recorded just days after the 20th anniversary of the N64, join us as we discuss one of the most universally praised (or is it universally over-hyped?) games of the early 3D era. What do you think - is Ocarina of Time truly worthy of being recognized as one of the best games period?  

Outro music: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'Pachelbel's Ganon' by djpretzel (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00753)

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
Or download the podcast from Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thebestgamesperiod

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