Jon gives a very thorough Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII review… 3 years after Cody reviewed the game on their old podcast, Unqualified Gamers. Hear how the game withstood the test of time, including Jon’s specific recommendations for the best way to enjoy playing it for the first time.
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Cody and Jon each reveal their personal Top 5 Video Games of 2014. Hear them talk about roguelikes, platformers, MMORPG expansions, tower defense games, and some good old fashioned Nintendo games in this year-end podcast….

Jon talks about storytelling in video games and missed opportunities in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Cody ponders “good” and “bad” kinds of difficulty in video games. We really ask the hard questions in this…

Cody delivers an epic review of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, Xbox 360). He and Jon also answer listener questions and engage with the audience as they record in their first-ever public Google Hangout. Technical difficulties—and hilarity—ensue. Continue reading

Cody pushes Jon’s capacity for suspension of disbelief to its limit by discussing the storyline thus far in the Final Fantasy XIII universe and explaining the premise behind Lightning Returns, and Jon discusses his first impressions of Bravely Default (Nintendo 3DS). Join the Square-Enix JRPG extravaganza! Continue reading

Jon takes a sick day, leaving Cody to analyze the Flappy Bird fiasco, explain how he made it onto a list of Chicago’s Hottest Geek Guys of Winter, preview his Valentine’s Day, and complain about…