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The Lord of Terror Feasts on Your Tears

I am not going to tell you that you can’t dislike something in a game. I am also not going to tell you that you can’t complain about it. What I am going to tell you is that your complaints are completely invalidated when you continue to give the companies you complain about your money. Last week’s biggest PC release was unquestionably Diablo 3. Like every major release lately, it started certain gamers’ tears flowing–and with Diablo 3, they’re flowing hard. Diablo 3 is not a perfect game, but it also isn’t Diablo 2. It never will be, and for those looking for Diablo 2, I recommend playing a game called Diablo 2. I think what bothers me the most about the Diablo 3 fallout is that I am not sure the game ever had a chance. People were salivating, not to play the game,...

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Stories Without Words (Featuring I Wish I Were the Moon)

I Wish I Were the Moon has a simple, if surreal premise: using a Polaroid camera, players manipulate a small scene depicting the love triangle between a boy, a girl, and the moon to achieve a handful of endings. Although tiny, it’s a resonant experience that begs to be interpreted—but how do you decide which ending is the ‘right’ one when there isn’t a story to begin with? Well, it turns out there is: on Daniel Benmergui’s blog, where he first introduced the game, he writes that it’s largely inspired by an Italo Calvino short story called The Distance of the Moon. In the story, the wife of a ship’s captain falls madly in love with a deaf man who himself is in love with the moon. The ending of Calvino’s Moon sees the lovesick woman float into space on the moon, whose orbit grows...

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Piracy is not boycotting

EA isn’t making any friends right now. With the whole Mass Effect release day DLC, Mass Effect ending, Origin and Sim City limited edition bullshit, they are not high on people’s list of top video game publishers. While I think the reaction to the Mass Effect ending is a bit over the top, I can’t really blame people for not being happy. Recently, EA announced that Sim City would be an Origin exclusive, so we can chalk that up as one more game that I will not be playing. People need to start voting with their wallets; if you dislike what EA is doing, stop buying the games. It is that simple. I am not asking you to boycott them–I hate the concept of video game boycotts in general because they only end up making everyone look like a hypocrite or an asshole or allow...

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Top 10 Posts of 2011

It’s that time of year again. Another year of video game douchebaggery, and we have another collection of 10 posts that performed well over the course of the year. This list is purely based on traffic, no other things were taken into consideration, like social media, comments, or any sort of subjective opinion. 2011 was a very successful year for us here at D Pad D Bags, we got our podcast up to 72 episodes, we added a new writer to the blog(YachtCaptianColby), started broadcasting our podcast and gaming content via TwitchTV, and we were nominated for a Most Valuable Blogger award. In 2012, we are looking to grow more, add more writers, produce more content, continue our podcast and entertain you as we find possible. Now on to the list! 10. It’s Not the Size of the Weapon That Counts but the Fury of...

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Episode 71 – Terraria Giveaway

This week on the D Pad D Bags podcast, we give you a chance to win a free copy of Terraria. We also talk a lot of about Terraria, Skyrim and Take a trip to the jungle for Modern Warfare 3 – Mobile. If you would like to contact the D Pad D Bags, you can email us, or send us a text message, or leave us a voicemail at 704-GAMES-04. We will read or play any messages on the air. You can follow us at our various twitters:@phegan @mcanus50 @dpaddbags. And remember to click on the sidebar to become a facebook fan. Please remember, we welcome any feedback, in the comments, via text message, voicemail, twitter and email. We will take them to heart, we are always looking to improve our podcast for you, the listeners. Click here for direct download. View in iTunes...

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Episode 68 – Creepin’ out Koreans

Egan is out of town, living it up at Major League Gaming Providence. He talks about some some awkward interactions down there. Kyle and John talk about the usual games they’ve been playing, NHL and Battlefield 3.  John wonders about the sales of Skyrim vs Modern Warfare 3. Kyle explains the differences between Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 to John. John forgets why he wanted to talk about exercising while playing video games. Kyle has some ideas how the Play Station Network could better alert users about downtime.  Burger Time World Tour finally comes out. If you would like to contact the D Pad D Bags, you can email us, or send us a text message, or leave us a voicemail at 704-GAMES-04. We will read or play any messages on the air. You can follow us at our various twitters:@phegan @mcanus50 @dpaddbags. And remember to...

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Episode 66 – Do I want to fuck justice? Or do I want to fuck the catwoman?

Kyle has finished Arkham City, so we spent a fair amount of time on that. Kyle has also started Battlefield 3, and we discussion a potential controversy, similar to the No Russian level of Modern Warfare 2. Egan tried out Aces of Spades, the Minecraft inspired first person shooter. We also pondered the idea of a Three Stooges game, full of quick time events, as well as John Koz, Game Designer comes up with a good driving version of Grand Theft Auto. We also talked about DC Universe being free to play, and how we are considering trying it out to make fun of it. If you would like to contact the D Pad D Bags, you can email us, or send us a text message, or leave us a voicemail at 704-GAMES-04. We will read or play any messages on the air. You can...

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Episode 46 – Gnomefront

This week, we talk more about Homefront and Koz has a King of Wishful Thinking Click here for direct download. View in iTunes Games we talk about this week: Starcraft 2, Shining Force 2, Metal Gear: Peacewalker, Civilization V, Homefront, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Golden Eye, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Neverwinter Nights 2 Intro Music: King of the Hill Theme Outro Music: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass – The Lonely Bull Featured Articles:I Hate Everything, Including DestinyThe Top Five Bioware Romance OptionsHow to Counter Teemo...

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