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MGSV: The Phantom Pain Story Analysis

It’s the MGSV podcast and the gang discusses the storytelling or lack thereof within the game.


Tokyo Game Show 2015 Coverage! -Virtual Reality Takeover-

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Your summer lesson awaits you…inside your own private virtual island! And don’t worry, you won’t be alone…

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Persona 4 Story Review!

It’s certainly been awhile, but our latest story review video is up! And it covers one of our favorite game stories ever: PERSONA 4.


Rescue the Princess! – #0035! Tutorials in Video Games!

Today the gang is discussing another storytelling theme: tutorials in video games. Can tutorials be creatively integrated into video game storytelling or will they forever be a “gamey” feature that disrupts our immersive experiences?

Games discussed: Bioshock, Persona, Prince of Persia, XCOM, Kingdom Hearts, Zelda, MGS, Arkham City, Call of Duty, Siren


Majora’s Mask Story Review!

Lost Link revamps our old Majora’s Mask podcast into a concrete solo take on one of the best entries into the Zelda universe. With music so orchestrated and graphics so HD you’d think Nintendo finally announced the remake!


Rescue the Princess! – #0034! Pacing in Video Games!

After a long period of podcast inactivity, RtP! is back with a themed cast. Today we discuss how pacing effects storytelling in video games.

Games discussed: Panzer Dragoon, Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted, Skyrim, Modern Warfare, Half Life, God of War, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Silent Hill, Suikoden, Mass Effect, Persona, Final Fantasy, Gone Home, Myst, Zelda, The Witcher, Resident Evil, Journey


Kingdom Hearts Story Review!

Check out our very first solo-casted under-10-minute podcast video story review! Wherein Lost Link discusses the story of the first Kingdom Hearts game as it stood before the series’ convoluted future. Spoilers abound. Full video and beautiful musics.


Rescue the Princess! – #0030! Bioshock Infinite!

And we’re back with a new GAME podcast. Today we’re discussing the highs and lows of Bioshock Infinite. Spoilers abound!


Anime Cast 0001! ATTACK ON TITAN

It’s the first podcast from our new podcast section because what Japan-based show is complete without a strong dose of anime? We’ll be periodically updating whenever we find shows that we’re all willing to watch (blame b-rock and his tastes). First up: Attack on Titan.

Warning: This podcast compares the anime and manga as well as offers some crazy theories into the Titan lore. Thus spoilers abound.


The Best Game Stories of 2012!

We reveal our picks for the best video game stories released in 2012. Spoiler free cast!


Rescue the Princess! – #0028! Merry Changmas!

It’s the Christmascast and RtP! hypes their top 3 games they’re looking forward to in 2013!


Rescue the Princess! – #0027! The Sound of Music!

RtP! discusses the POWER OF MUSIC in video games! How does it affect characters and story? Does it actually make them better? We also give our TOP 10 favorite tracks!

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Rescue the Princess! – #0026! Batman: Arkham City!

We look back and review the story of Batman: Arkham City!

Major plot spoilers are involved so BE WARNED.

We’ve also jam packed this podcast with gameplay so you can see sexy Catwoman slink around as we analyze her VITAL role in the game!

Was this the game Batman fans deserve but not the one they need?


Rescue the Princess! – #0025! Spoiler Cast!

RtP! discusses plot twists in video games. Which ones surprised us and which ones were predictable? Which ones were interesting and which were complete garbage?

With CUTSCENES and special guest Xinity!

Mega spoilers for Assassin’s Creed, Persona 3/4, Metal Gear Solid, Knights of the Old Republic, Final Fantasy X, Heavy Rain, Chrono Trigger, System Shock, Ghost Trick, Red Dead Redemption, The Walking Dead.


Rescue the Princess! – #0024! The Portrayal of War in Games!

We sit down to discuss the way video games portray war and the battlefield. In what ways do they depict reality, violence and strategy? Is it even possible to showcase war without gratuitousness and do we even want realistic war games?

Lest we forget.


Rescue the Princess! Goes to Youmacon

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We document our trip to the Renaissance Center in Detroit! Tune in for cosplay, merchandise, dancing, food, and our review of the convention.

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RtP! plays Slender with Frightened Girl!

We sit down in the dark to play Slender in an attempt to scare ourselves on Halloween. Did it work? Tune in to witness the horror…

Starring special guest Rakal.


Rescue the Princess! Casual Cast 0003!

RtP! casually conducts conversation with two special guests.


Rescue the Princess! Casual Cast 0002!

We sit down to chat about Resident Evil 6 (and the movies!), downloadable games, Youmacon, Persona 4 Arena, XCOM, pre-order bonuses and Looper.

In a casual manner.


Rescue the Princess! – #0023! The Curse of Video Game Franchises!

RtP! discusses the impact that video game franchises have on the quality of storytelling in games.

Some topics covered:
Metal Gear Solid
Final Fantasy
The Legend of Zelda
Metroid
Kingdom Hearts
Warcraft
Bioshock
Suda 51
Team Ico
Fire Emblem
The MANY incarnations of Mario.
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Rescue the Princess! Casual Cast #0001!

It’s RtP’s first casual podcast in which we discuss a host of topics including Resident Evil 6 and what makes games scary; the importance of playing old games, Guild Wars 2, Fan Expo adventures, the new Metal Gear Solid game, and b-rock’s artsiness!


Rescue the Princess! – #0022! Video Game Villains!

RtP! discusses what makes a good villain in video games.


Rescue the Princess! – #0021! Difficult Choices in Video Games!

RtP! discusses the most difficult choices we’ve had to make in games.


Rescue the Princess! – #0020! Being Chintzy!

RtP! discusses the concept of companions in video games! Are they useful? Are they annoying? Which duos demonstrate the true power of TEAMWORK?

Spoilers: Hellnight, Bioshock 2, Ico, Passage.

Who are YOUR favorite partners?