Cody Gough here, checking in with a 2014 year-in-review for your video game recap pleasure. Jon and I will unveil our favorite games of 2014 on our end-of-year podcast next week, but I wanted to take…

Cody and Jon discuss their favorite October gaming traditions, from survival horror video games to thematic monster games like the Castlevania series. Plus, hear about their favorite comfort games! http://media.blubrry.com/unqualifiedgamers/p/gamelifebalanceus.com/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/unqualified-gamers-089-october-gaming-traditions-comfort-games.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |…

Jon reviews Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor in his first ever solo episode. He also talks about “comfort games” and wonders: what are yours? Plus, hear where you can get a delicious burger in Minnesota! http://media.blubrry.com/unqualifiedgamers/p/gamelifebalanceus.com/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/unqualified-gamers-087-middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-review.mp3Podcast: Play…

Cody recounts his experience with the “Bit Bash” Indie Gaming event at Threadless HQ in Chicago, featuring lots of games! Then, Jon reviews Five Nights at Freddy’s. http://media.blubrry.com/unqualifiedgamers/p/gamelifebalanceus.com/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/unqualified-gamers-084-bit-bash-chicago-five-nights-at-freddys.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Cody talks about the Final Fantasy VI 20th anniversary performance of Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy before giving his highly anticipated review of Bravely Default: Flying Fairy for the Nintendo 3DS. Hear his thoughts after 8…

Cody talks about Boss Monster, the retro-inspired dungeon-building card game from indie publisher Brotherwise Games, and Jon discusses what he did and didn’t like about Borderlands 2. http://media.blubrry.com/unqualifiedgamers/p/gamelifebalanceus.com/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/unqualified-gamers-082-boss-monster-borderlands-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Cody saw a special screening of Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie in Chicago! Hear his Angry Video Game Nerd Movie review, recorded immediately after he got home from the show. Continue reading

Jon and Cody give a full Shovel Knight review, and Cody is quite happy with the game. Jon then gives an update on his Final Fantasy V Four Job Fiesta, and Cody checks in on…

Go watch Summer Games Done Quick 2014 while your favorite Unqualified Gamers take a break this week! #SGDQ2014 http://media.blubrry.com/unqualifiedgamers/p/gamelifebalanceus.com/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/unqualified-gamers-075-2-watch-summer-games-done-quick-2014.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

This week, since my brother and I have been playing a whole lot of our NES (Nintendo Entertainment System, for those unfamiliar with the acronym), I decided to write a retro video game review for one…