Episode 84 – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Our Full Review

The deluge of games that will begin to pour out over the next 4 months is officially underway, and first up is the highly anticipated psychological action game from Ninja Theory, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. The bulk of this episode is spent breaking down our thoughts on the game’s visuals, story, setting, acting, and everything in between. This game delivers something unique and altogether unexpected from this medium. Listen to find out what we thought!

We also talk about Sundered, Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 3, NBA Live 18, NHL 18 beta, and more!

As always, thank you for listening.

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Episode 83 – Top 5 Most Violent Video Games

Outside of sports & puzzle games, most video games have an element of violence. Which ones take it to the extreme? We each create our list of top 5 most violent video games, and then we do our best to create a combined ranking. Which games make the cut?

Also, we talk about Pyre, Fortnite, Overcooked, Sundered, and more!

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Episode 82 – The State of Sony

We’ve talked about the current states of Nintendo (Episode 77) & Microsoft (Episode 79)… but what about the current video game console market leader, Sony? We take a look at how things got started over 25 years ago, and we dig into the current perceptions of the tech giant. Daniel Freitas joins us again to talk about the state of Sony – their history and what we expect to see from them in the future.

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Episode 81 – Revisiting Final Fantasy XII

This month saw the re-release of a fan favorite entry in the Final Fantasy franchise: Final Fantasy XII. This remaster bears a new subtitle, “The Zodiac Age”and boasts a number of updates & improvements to the original experience. We invited Daniel Freitas to join us to discuss what it’s been like to revisit this title, and we break down what the biggest changes are. We also discuss a few other games we are playing, and there is a special visit from a certain brooding character from FFVII. Please be excited.

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Episode 80 – Listener Questions

Hey! Listen!

It’s time to open up the mailbag and hear from the community. Whether it’s personal questions about Derek’s character, or opinions on the industry, we are ready to field them all!

Also… we talk about lots of games and recent news – don’t miss it!

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 79 – The State of Xbox

How is Microsoft doing in the console gaming industry? After a dominating performance in the previous console generation, they find themselves once again in a distance 2nd place. What went wrong? How can they regain some momentum? We discuss that and more in this super-sized episode featuring our friend, Jesse White.

Also:
– Nier: Automata
– Mass Effect Andromeda
– Implosion: Never Lose Hope
– Wolfenstein
– and more!

Thanks for listening, and please take a minute to rate, review & share!

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Episode 78 – Mid-year GOTY Award

2017 is at the halfway point. Can you believe it???

Touted as a contender for the best year in gaming, 2017 has already seen some amazing titles. We breakdown the current top-rated games on Metacritic as well as the community voting results from YOU – the listeners.

There are too many games to list this week, so just know this: we cover A LOT.

Thanks for listening!

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Episode 77 – The State of Nintendo

With the successful launch of a new console / handheld hybrid console in the Switch, and a stellar showing at E3 2017, Nintendo seems to be making all the right moves… or do they?

We break down our thoughts on the current state of Nintendo, how they got here, and where they are headed next. Also… games!

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • ARMS
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • and more!

Want to vote for our Mid-Year GOTY award? Click here to vote now: https://goo.gl/forms/7y5XXgL8416isQHH2

Thank you for taking time to listen & support the show. Review, rate, subscribe, and share when you get the chance. Thanks!

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Episode 76 – E3 2017 Review

In this MEGA episode of Fathers of the Grind, Tim & Derek breakdown each major E3 conference in a addition to other recent gaming announcements. That’s over 80 video games that we discuss in one sitting! We give each show a grade and pick our favorite games. It’s a fast-moving conversation as we try to squeeze everything into a single episode, so buckle up!

Thanks for listening, and to those of you who are fathers…
Happy Father’s Day!

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