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The Fall of the Jump

Fellow unwashed denizens of the Interwebs, I find myself severely conflicted.  A sea change is happening in our favorite pastime and I quite honestly can’t decide how I feel about it.  Typically I’m quick to jump one way or the other.  I rarely face a choice this difficult that doesn’t involve lunch.  My life is so hard. My distress revolves around one of gaming’s most ancient rites, a slice of gameplay so pervasive throughout the medium that some might consider it holy–or, perhaps more aptly, hole-y.  Entire games have been built around it, and most modern games at least pay it lip service with a half-assed, half-hearted implementation.  Dear friends, I’m talking about the jump. While playing Enslaved: Odyssey to the West the other day, I was struck by an epiphany: the jump ain’t what it used to be.  Here’s a game where the main...

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Episode 64 – John can’t hit the sweet spot

This week on Episode 64 of the D Pad D Bags podcast, we begin the podcast talking about John getting a midi guitar to play Rock Band Pro mode, this leads us into a welcome to the jungle of “Power Gig: Rise of the Six String”. From there Egan talks about how he started Uncharted. Kyle talks about how he played Return to Castle Wolfenstein, as well as the Free to Play game, Memoir ’44 on Steam. Kyle picked up Arkham City and explains what is new from Arkham Asylum. Over the prior weekend we went to King Richard’s Faire in Carver, MA. We have an excellent story of the weekend including John and his inability to hit the sweet spot. We also did Missed Connections from ComicCon NY and continued the Halloween Theme and did a missed connection from a horrorfest. If you would...

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Episode 35 – Burger Time Machine

This week, we talk about Minecraft, and have a new King of Wishful Thinking. Click here for direct download. Games we talk about this week Civilization V, Tetris, NHL 2010, Burger Time, Mass Effect 2, Snow Bros, NBA Jam, Splatterhouse, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Alpha Protocol, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Arkham Asylum, Minecraft, League of Legends View in iTunes Featured Articles:The Top Five Bioware Romance OptionsTo Hell with RebootsThe Five Worst Gaming Characters for Cosplay...

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Episode 33 – Stacking Happiness

This week, we talk about the Civ V multiplayer game that John and Egan have been playing. We also talk about Call of Duty: Black Ops Singleplayer. Click here for direct download. Games we talk about this week Civilization V, NBA Jam, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Medal of Honor, Resident Evil, Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, Super Mario Bros, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare View in iTunes Featured Articles:How to Counter TeemoHow to Counter Caitlyn - League of LegendsThe Top Five Bioware Romance Options...

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Episode 32 – A Retarded Game of Chess

This week, we go over our top picks of 2010 and recap the first year of the D Pad D Bags podcast. Click here for direct download. Games we talk about this week Civilization V, Red Dead Redemption, NHL 2010, Scarface, Party Babiez, Super Mario Bros Wii, Arkham Asylum, Starcraft 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Counter-Strike, Garrys Mod, Halflife, Darksiders, Overload, The Ball, Neverwinter Nights 2, Command and Conquer, Shank, Dragon Age Origins, Minecraft, Call of Juarez , Team Fortress 2, Bioshock, AAA Lucha Libre , Uncharted, Bully, Grand Theft Auto 4, Mass Effect 2, Shadow of the Colussus, Fallout: New Vegas, Alpha Protocol, 3D Dot Game Heroes, MLB 2k10, Homefront, Mass Effect 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim View in iTunes Featured Articles:The Ten Most Iconic Gaming Quotes of All TimeHow to Counter TeemoPlaystation 4: What Did We Learn?...

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Episode 28 – I got 99 problems, but Anemia ain’t 1

This week, we start the “12 Games of Xmas, Welcome to the Jungle and We Fuck it! Do it all the way live. Click here for direct download. Games we talk about this week NBA Jam, NHL 2010, Mortal Kombat vs DC, Galaga, Dance Dance Revolution, Revolution X, Civilization V, Metal Gear: Peace Walker, Call of Duty: World at War, Driver, Fallout: New Vegas, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Command and Conquer 3, Arkham Asylum, Clash at Demonhead, Godzilla, Baseball Stars, Arch Rivals, N64, Superman N64, ET, Cyborg Justice, Parappa the Rappa, Britney’s Dance Beat, Hogs of War, Ninja Gaiden Trilogy, Double Dragon, Robocop, Terminator 2 View in iTunes Featured Articles:New World of Speed Dream Drive trailerAn Open Letter to the Jiggle Physics and Digital Boob GodsPlaystation 4: What Did We Learn?...

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“Crappy” Video Game Characters

Killer Croc (from Batman: Arkham Asylum) I am all for being eco friendly, and green, and recycling, but this guy takes the cake. He recycles food, he lives in a sewer and eats weird shit and he’s green. He’s a massive fecal factory. It’s not easy to tell what’s going on in the sewer. The stench, the murky water, and the low light would all make it difficult to tell what brown sharks belong to who except for the fact Crocs will be the size of a shih tzu. Abobo (from the Double Dragon series) This is a big bad guy, with a big appetite and therefore a big byproduct. He always has a look on his face like he is about to launch a torpedo. I wouldn’t mess with this guy; I wouldn’t cut in front of him in the buffet line, or the...

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Episode 20 – White People Like Civ V, Asians Love the Matrix

This week, we talk about the Civilization V release, and get into a heated debate about Asian’s love for the Matrix. Click here for direct download. Here are the games that we mentioned on the podcast: God of War 3, FIFA 2000, MLB 2007, NBA Jam, Fire Emblem, Legends of Wrestling 2, Advanced Wars 2, Chess Master, Super Fire Pro Wrestling, NHL 2010, Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Batman Arkham Asylum 3D, Mass Effect 2, Civilization IV, Civilization V, The Sims, World of Warcraft, Solitaire 2, Bejweled 2, Peggle, NBA Elite, Animal Crossing, Tecmo Bowl, 3D Dot Game Heroes View in iTunes My Channel On Big Contact Featured Articles:The Ten Most Iconic Gaming Quotes of All TimeThe Top Five Bioware Romance OptionsAn Open Letter to the Jiggle Physics and Digital Boob Gods...

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Podcast 19 – Rush ‘n Attack and Attack of Rush

This week, we debut a new segment called deMo Money deMo Problems, do a Fuck it! we’ll do it live and we have a special guest host. Click here for direct download. Here are the games that we mentioned on the podcast: Civilization V, Batman Arkham Asylum, Knights of the Old Republic, Plants Vs. Zombies, Bejeweled 2, Sim City 4 Deluxe, Worms Reloaded, Ribbon, Alien Swarm, Starcraft 2, Mass Effect 2, Halo Reach, Halo, Halo 2, Bad Dudes, God of War 3. Tecmo Bowl, Counter Strike, Metal Gear Peacewalker, Mafia 2, Fallout, Halflife 2, Grand Theft Auto 4, Rush ‘n Attack View in iTunes Featured Articles:The Five Scariest Games of All TimeAn Open Letter to the Jiggle Physics and Digital Boob GodsDo You Feel Like A Hero Yet? Psychology Takes On Spec Ops: The Line...

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Podcast 15 – Ground Round and Pound

This week on the podcast, we talk about EA getting sued by the NFLPA, Starcraft 2, Arkham Asylum, the new Star Wars area in Playstation Home and UFC Undisputed. Click here for direct download. View in iTunes Featured Articles:Five Things to Be Thankful for in GamingThe Five Biggest Gaming Controversies of 2012Do You Feel Like A Hero Yet? Psychology Takes On Spec Ops: The Line...

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