Season 3 (2013)

Episode 1: Final Fantasy 25, Part 1

To begin Series 3, we start off with Part 1 of a 5-part mini-series celebrating Final Fantasy's 25th anniversary. This episode features the panel discussing their memories playing through the first 3 games, originally released for the NES.  Panel: Brian, Ron, Shanna 

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Episode 2: Anticipated Games of 2013

A new year means a new slate of games to look forward to. The panel (with special guest Chris Gannon from Gamingdeath.com) talks about what games to watch for in 2013, as well as their own personal choices for games on their want list. Panel: Brian, Ron, Chris 

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Episode 3: State of the 8th Generation

In light of the upcoming media event from Sony, the panel looks at all the wild and rampant gross speculation and rumors surrounding the not-yet-announced next-gen consoles. Also, we discuss how the WiiU, the first console heralding the 8th Generation, has fared.  Panel: Brian, Ron, Andy & Ryan Wallace

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Episode 4: Rest In Peace, Nintendo Power

For nearly 25 years, Nintendo Power existed as the go-to source for all things Nintendo. Every month, readers could count on previews, reviews, strategy guides & cheats (in its early days), and the latest in Nintendo news. Now, it's over, and we are sad.  Panel: Brian, Doug Wilder

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Episode 5: Final Fantasy 25, Part 2

We continue our 4-part series celebrating the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy with Part 2, in which we spend time being crazy fans over the three games for the Super Nintendo--Final Fantasy 4, 5, and 6.

Panel: Brian, Ron, Shanna

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Episode 6: PAX East 2013

Once again, the 3-day game convention we call PAX East made Boston, MA, its home in late March. The panel talks about their experiences during this massive event--the concerts, panels, the expo floor, likes, dislikes, and what they are looking forward to for next year.  Panel: Brian, Wyatt, Daniel, Alton Campbell

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Episode 7: The Feminine Side of Gaming

On a serious subject, the panel discuss women in the video game industry--from women working in the industry itself, to the portrayal of women in video games. They also talk about what they'd like to see in the future to further improve gender equality in the medium. Panel: Brian, Shanna, Brittany Johnson

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Episode 8: Final Fantasy 25, Part 3

In Part 3 series celebrating 25 years of Final Fantasy, we take a look back at the three main games released for the PS1: Final Fantasy 7, 8, and 9. Nostalgia abounds.

Panel: Brian, Ron, Ronald, Shanna, Andy, Dejah Whited

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Episode 9: Mega Man Man Man Man

We take a look at Capcom's most prolific franchise: Mega Man, celebrating 25 years of 2D side-scrolling platforming goodness. Nick and Ron take hosting duties on this episode, with Brian in the panelist's seat as they chat about the core series and the X series.  Panel: Brian, Ron, Nick

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Episode 10: Sony & Microsoft, Your Move

Sony and Microsoft have now shown their hands with the reveals of their next-gen consoles. What we know so far has gamers both optimistic and annoyed, and if they hope to have any shot at winning over the masses, they need to deliver impressive gaming experiences.  Panel: Brian, Ron, Joshua

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Episode 11: Final Fantasy 25, Part 4

In our 4th episode celebrating Final Fantasy's 25th anniversary, we cover the PS2 & PS3 era, talk about the offshoots, and speculate on the future of the series. Panel: Brian, Ron, Ronald, Shanna, Andy

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Episode 12: E3 2013

The excitement & anticipation of E3 always brings the best from the major developers. With two major consoles on the horizon, Sony & Microsoft had much to offer. Nintendo, too, offered an impressive lineup. We break it down and give you our thoughts.  Panel: Brian, Ron, Shanna, Ben, Doug

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Episode 13: The Indies

Unencumbered by triple-A developers and publishers, independent developers are not afraid to get experimental, and thus have been giving the industry fresh ideas. We give you our thoughts and give our recommendations of some great indie games.  Panel: Brian, Ron, Wyatt, Jon Glover

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Episode 14: The Fanatic's Influence

We take a look at fans of video games and their influence on video games. How much influence should they have in a game's creation? Is it wise for developers to hear critique and feedback and use it? Should they even have a voice at all?  Panel: Brian, Ronald

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Episode 15: Blowing Cartridges

For many of us, the NES was our introduction to video games, and the experiences we had playing iconic games like Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Mega Man (to name a few) drew us in, and created a love for video games that we have today.  Panel: Brian, Ron, Doug

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Episode 16: Free Play 2.0

It's an open discussion on this episode of DLC--the panel sounds off about anything related to video games. We cover a variety of things on this "free play" episode, including indie games, the upcoming relaunch of FF14, games that we're currently playing, and more.  Panel: Brian, Ron, Andy & Ryan W.

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Episode 17: Choose Your Destiny

It's our 50th episode!!! On this special milestone, we shine the spotlight on fighting games and how they've evolved from arcade classics to e-sports main events. Along the way, we talk about our favorite fighting games and the joys and frustrations playing them.  Panel: Brian, Ron, Shanna, Wyatt

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Episode 18: Free Play 3.0

On our second Free Play episode of 2013, we discuss a wide range of game-related topics, such as: should Nintendo allow its first-party properties to be sold on other platforms, the rise of e-sports, Magic: The Gathering Online, why video game movies suck, and plenty more!  Panel: Brian, Ron, Ronald

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Episode 19: The Sport of Gaming

The popularity of multiplayer games have risen to the point where tournaments, often with large cash prizes, are watched live by hundreds of thousands of spectators. What's the allure? Should we expect such to continue to grow as a spectator sport?  Panel: Brian, Ron, Daniel, Reid Mason, Catey Carpentier

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Episode 20: Free Play 4.0

We give our thoughts on a variety of video game-related subjects: video games and their alleged relationships to shootings, how games can help to make better surgeons and also to improve child literacy. We also thrown in a couple of rants because, well, why not?  Panel: Brian, Daniel, Reid

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Episode 21: Holiday Lineup

The holiday season is upon us, and with it, a bunch of new games and some major new consoles come rushing in. Listen in as we break down the lineup.  Panel: Brian, Ben, Wyatt

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Episode 22: Final Fantasy 25, Part 5

We break down and romp through the offshoots and spinoffs--the non-numbered Final Fantasy games like Tactics, Crisis Core, and Dissidia (to name a few), and traipse through the FF media like Unlimited and the two major movies.  Panel: Brian, Ron, Shanna, Reid, Michelle & Shawn Withrow

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Episode 23: LGBT Are Gamers Too

We look to the LGBT community, and how they are represented and portrayed in video games. How do we as a community be more progressive, tolerant, and respectful? What can the industry do to follow suit?  Panel: Brian, Catherine, Tanya Lee Botelho, Sam Killerman

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Episode 24: Level 3 Cleared

It's our season finale--we recap the bests and worsts of 2013: video games, gaming industry moments, etc. The panel also has a bit of open discussion and give you what they look forward to in 2014.

Panel: Brian, Ron, Ronald

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Bonus: Season 3 Outtakes

It's the Series 3 outtake reel: what you're about to hear are some outtakes from this season of DLC, moments that got cut from finished episodes, and in some cases, left in the finished episode and re-lived here because they're just too funny.

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