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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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Feb 15, 2016

Jack returns in time to discuss GoldenEye 007 for the N64. Time has not been kind to gaming's early adventures with 3D and FPS games on consoles have aged especially poorly. Does a game have to be aesthetically pleasing and also appeal to modern gaming sensibilities to be considered one of the all-time greats? Strap in and get ready for some quality Bond-ing time.

Outro music: Double Dragon 'Bimmy Whatchu Got' by Shnabulba (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03285)

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Feb 8, 2016

Despite losing Jack to a case of crippling mouth pain, Jeremy and Daniel soldier on through episode eleven to talk about Insomniac Games' finale to the Resistance trilogy. Though it released to mixed reviews and some heated opinions regarding its box art, Resistance 3 has managed to stand out in the minds of a significant number of its players in the years since. With Insomniac returning to Ratchet and Clank soon, maybe their PlayStation 3 title deserves a second look. Does the divisive ending to their gritty alternate history shooter have what it takes to be one of the best games period?  

Outro music: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 'La Gran Fuente de Salsa' by MrKyle (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03296)

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Feb 1, 2016

For our tenth episode we cover the twelfth main entry in the Final Fantasy series. Though initially releasing to some of the best reviews of any Final Fantasy title, time has solidified XII's status as the black sheep of the series. Does its groundbreaking visuals, real-time battle system, and risky shake up of the Final Fantasy formula earn it a place as one of the best games period?

Outro music: Final Fantasy XII 'The Winds of Inishmore' by Avaris (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01719)

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Jan 25, 2016

When Braid released on the Xbox 360's fledgling Xbox Live service, it changed everything for the indie games industry. It broke the barrier between artistic game development and more entrenched industry institutions. Its legacy is hard to ignore. The discussion in this episode gets a bit heated, so you know you're in for something good. Does Braid stand as one of the best games period? 

Outro music: FTL 'Faster Than Rock' by Little V (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03137)

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Jan 18, 2016

Between Heavenly Sword and DmC: Devil May Cry, Ninja Theory released Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Though it proved to sell a lackluster number of copies, the 2010 title went on to achieve a cult following. Does the action-adventure game based on a 400-year-old Chinese novel stand as one of the best games period? 

Outro music: Phantasy Star II 'Dezoris Winter' by GrayLightning (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01065)

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Jan 11, 2016

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, once thought to be the conclusion to the entire Metal Gear Solid franchise, received almost universal acclaim when it released in 2008. Does it hold up eight years later as one of the best games period? 

Outro music: Metal Gear Solid 4 'Never Go Away' by Chris ~ Amaterasu, Claire Yaxley, Dj Mystix (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03189)

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Jan 4, 2016

A ton of amazing games came out during 2015. Jeremy, Daniel, and Jack bring their number one game of the year along with one honorable mention apiece. What game will be remembered as one of the best games period in several years? 

Outro music: Metal Gear Solid 3 'Innocent Deception' by Claire Yaxley and Dj Mystix (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02573)

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Dec 28, 2015

People have Star Wars on the brain for some reason. Daniel and Jack present the Star Wars games they believe should be considered one of the best games period: Dark Forces and Knights of the Old Republic. Jeremy goes AWOL due to a Venurian space virus.

Outro music: Neverwinter Nights 'Kara-Turian Nights' by Ceracryst (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01848)

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Dec 21, 2015

Ico released in 2001 to wide praise from critics, but slow sales in the West. Over time it attained cult status and became one of the games that shaped major design decisions across the industry. This proves to be the most divisive episode yet.

Outro music: Ico 'Save Me (OCR Edit)' by SGX (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR01056)

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Dec 14, 2015

In 2012, Telltale Games exploded in the world of video games with the five episode Walking Dead series. Robert Kirkman's comic opus made the leap to gaming and was received to tremendous praise, winning numerous awards for storytelling, voice acting, and all-around goodness. Is it one of the best games period?

Outro music: The Walking Dead: Season One 'Don't Go' by RoeTaKa (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03244)

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

Dec 7, 2015

Jeremy Brown, Jack Gardner, and Daniel Jones discuss the grim fantasy contained in Dark Souls. Released as a niche title in 2011, it swept through the gaming landscape like wildfire and quickly became one of the most influential titles of the decade.

Outro music: Dark Souls 'I Had a Name' by RoeTaKa (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03101)

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Nov 30, 2015

Jeremy Brown, Jack Gardner, and Daniel Jones discuss the 1994 Super Nintendo classic Donkey Kong Country. With its crazy origins, enduring legacy, and tangential inspirations, is it one of the best games period?

Outro music: Donkey Kong Country 'Where's the Ocean, Andrew?' by OverClocked University (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02524)

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