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The Best Games Period

Ever found yourself wondering about the best games period? Join Jack Gardner and Naomi Lugo as they debate, argue, and sometimes agree over the best video games. The duo brings 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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Jul 30, 2018

Guitar Hero released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2, quickly becoming a phenomenon that spawned years of plastic guitar shredding. With a slick, novelty controller and a punk art style, the plucky title became a party attraction everyone could enjoy. Should the game that made the whole world feel like all of their air guitar practice sessions were building up to something special be called one of the best games of all-time? 

Outro music: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 'The Swaggin' Dragon' by ToxicxEternity (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03766)

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Jul 23, 2018

The PlayStation 2 title that blended the magics of Disney and Final Fantasy into one crazy package, Kingdom Hearts captured the imaginations of a generation of gamers with a smorgasbord of previously unthinkable crossovers the likes of which had never been seen in video games before. The action-RPG, though regarded by many as a classic now, seemed to be a big gamble that Disney and Square were only willing to take because of the ailing finances of their respective companies. Now, more years than many would care to admit later, the third official installment of the series seems to be on track to release.

Does the original Kingdom Hearts hold up as one of the best games of all-time?

Outro music: Kingdom Hearts 'Protect Your Kingdom' by Smooth4Lyfe (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03532)

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
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Jul 16, 2018

We're going all the way back to the arcade heydays of video games this week. Pac-Man became one of the biggest games of all-time and paved the way to its strange successor and the first playable woman in video game history. Does it hold up as one of the best games period?

Outro music: Shovel Knight 'Shovel Power' by Jorito (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03758)

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
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Jul 9, 2018

Survival? In my zombie game? Wha- wha- whaaaaaaat? That's right, this week we are tackling State of Decay!

Outro music: Undeadline 'Marching Towards Roshufa's Spirit' by Jorito (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03475)

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
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Jul 3, 2018

Dontnod, the developers of Vampyr and Life Is Strange, released The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit for free just a few days ago. The narrative adventure follows Chris, a young boy who lives with his dad, throughout an afternoon of his life. It has a lot of heart, occasionally channeling the spirit of Calvin & Hobbes, and also quite a bit of darkness. It walks a thin line between the joyful attitudes of youth and the stark realities of adulthood, with all of the trauma and pain that entails.   

Sit down, kick back, and listen as we parse out the details of this interesting lead up to Life Is Strange 2. A correction: At the end of the episode, there's some mention of this free piece of content being the first episode of Life Is Strange 2 - that is not the case. It's a free prequel to the events of the five episodes that comprise the full game. The first episode of Life Is Strange 2 will release on September 27. 

Outro music: Kirby's Epic Yarn 'Blue Lava, Grass Landing' by The Hit Points (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03754)

You can follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod
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