You know who directed your favorite films and wrote your favorite screenplays… so why don’t you know the names behind your favorite video games? On this episode, host Cody Gough interviews Patrick Hickey, Jr, author of “The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Video Game Developers,” about his conversations with the creators of games like NBA Jam, Night Trap, Maniac Mansion, and more. Continue reading

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 gives a feature-length Final Fantasy XV review. Spoiler alert: he didn’t love it. Hear Cody explain exactly why he takes issue with this game as a main entry in the series, then judge for yourself whether it’s worth buying at full-price.
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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…

After catching up on the console wars and some other miscellaneous gaming news, Cody finally reviews The Last Of Us (PS3) and Jon reviews Dust: An Elysian Tail (Xbox 360). Apologies in advance to anyone…

Jon and Cody discuss the first hour of Bioshock Infinite (Steam, PS3, Xbox 360), and Jon goes on to discuss his overall impression of the game. They then launch into a discussion about Bioshock Infinite storytelling through…

Cody reviews The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) after Jon explains why Unqualified: A Video Game Podcast isn’t about women. http://media.blubrry.com/unqualifiedgamers/p/gamelifebalanceus.com/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/unqualified-gamers-024-the-legend-of-zelda-skyward-sword-nintendo-wii.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download