Charged Shot Gamescast Episode 52: Stop Swatting People

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Lo – @N3e0theH3r0

Justin – @Zero_Score

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Game of the Year 2017 – Eric Bailey

Eric Bailey

Eric Bailey is an odd duck who can be followed on Twitter @EricVBailey and runs the retro gaming community SkirmishFrogs.com.

Disclaimer: I, uh, only really played one video game in 2017.

Fortunately, that game was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Nintendo Switch.

It’s a popular game. You may have heard of it. I could feel a bit daunted by the task of trying to add any sort of original insight to the vast collective commentary that already surrounds it, but I can only be honest and let you know a couple reasons I like it especially.

If I had to summarize Breath of the Wild’s appeal in one sentence: I’ve never before played a game that encouraged and rewarded simple exploration so richly. Between the vastness of the world and the incredible openness of it all (if you see it, you can get there! you can climb any vertical face! there are very few boundaries! … at all!), it’s just a remarkable sensation, to constantly see something in the distance you want to investigate, only to get distracted by something you see halfway there, oh but then you see this other little thing, and is that a shrine, and oh what’s that, and oh I think there’s a treasure chest over there…

It’s an addicting mechanism that turns upon itself near-endlessly. And it’s beautiful. It’s all so very pretty. I can’t remember another game where I’ve just stopped and looked around at the landscape.

As a big fan of the Zelda franchise, and as someone who enjoys themes like isolation and post-apocalyptic settings, I just really love this game — and I’m pretty sure it would have still been my favorite this year, even if I had bothered to play anything else.

Game of the Year 2017 – Jacob McCourt

You can find Jacob McCourt on Twitter @JacobMcCourt or streaming games on Twitch

Without a doubt, 2017 has been the hardest year of my adult life.

Over the course of the last eighteen months, video games have been one of the few constants in my life. I’ve moved at least five times, lived in four different cities and had the opportunity to do some really interesting work for others and myself.

One example of the good in 2017? After trying for the better part of fifteen years to produce a consistent series about video games, I’m finally part of a group doing exactly that. The Left Behind Game Club is a twice monthly podcast where we play older games and talk about them. This year, we’ve played games like Spec Ops: The Line, Papers, Please and Gone Home. The only problem with the podcast is that I spend less time playing new releases.

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The Video Game Newsy News Show – January 14th 2018

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Thomas – @CSG Thomas

Lo – @N3e0theH3r0

Justin – @Zero_Score

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Charged Shot Gamescast Episode 51: Broke Back Thomas

While Thomas fights through intense back pain Lo and Justin talk about the games they’ve been playing and how video games should have a second look after updates.

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Video Game Newsy News January 8th 2018: Gaming Disorder


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Charged Shot Gamescast Episode 50: Nazis Are Assholes

What else is there to say? Nazis are assholes.

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Lo – @N3e0theH3r0

Justin – @Zero_Score

Ben – @MarvelousIggy

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Newsy News Cast January 1st 2018

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Charged Shot Gamescast Episode 49: Mario Possession and Best Christmas Games

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