Show #218 – The Best Around

Finally! The Rock… er, we have our Game of the Year show! Mike and AJ give their top 5 games of 2011. We also take a look forwards at some of the top games (that we know of) for 2012. There’s talk of the used games market, more Nintendo stuff, and the latest iPhone craze, PuzzleJuice. Plus, we reveal the winner of our GotY contest!

Show #217 – One More Week

Mike still hasn’t finished Zelda, so GotY has to wait another week. Normally AJ would tie Mike to a chair and make him finish, but this is not possible thanks to the evils of motion gaming. So blame Nintendo, I guess. We do talk about the demos for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and Resident Evil: Revelations, so all is not lost.

Show #216 – The Clear Choice

Mike still has a game he needs to finish (it rhymes with “meld a”), so we’re pushing back our game of the year picks to next week. Instead, we match up some top games of 2011, discuss the future consoles, get a bit deeper into SWTOR, and the ever interesting December NPDs.

And because the GotY picks are pushed back a week, this gives you 7 more days to enter our DOTA 2 beta key giveaway. Check out last week’s show and post for details on how to enter.

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Show #215 – Countdown the First

Mike and AJ begin their countdown to Game of the Year 2011. This week, we reveal slots 10 through 6. We also get into some of the more unique aspects of Star Wars: The Old Republic including crafting and the excellent Flashpoint missions.

We’re also doing our first ever EBP Contest this week. The prize is an invite to the DOTA 2 beta on Steam. After listening to our 10 – 6 picks for GotY, you can probably well guess what games are in our top 5 for the year. In the comments on this post, leave your best guess for what Mike and AJ’s 5 favorite games for 2011 were in the correct order. For each list you get correct, you gain an entry into the contest (giving you a maximum of two entries). If no one is correct, everyone will get entered with a single entry. Please leave your Steam ID with your entry so I can send you your prize! To enter, you must have a North America Steam account.

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Show #214 – I Are Disappoint

Mike and AJ are here to begin bringing 2011 to a close. We take a look back at some of our most pleasant surprises and biggest disappointments. We also weigh in on Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 and Epic Mickey 2, discuss Vox Media’s big gaming push, and talk a little more SWTOR.

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