Critical Strike

Look, it hasen't been a year in between episodes! We did it, everyone! Now we won't make anymore promises on our schedule. Here is what we discussed on this episode: Kyle became the neighborhood watch, Josh's gut is a strainer, spiders!, Deus Ex: Memory Leaks, Battlefield One beta, downloadable indie games, World of Warcraft Legion, Madden 17 and more!

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-133.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:06am EDT

Well here we are everyone, it's been over a year since our last actual sit down and get together type podcast. Somehow we decided we should do this again, who knows how long it will last? Either way, as usual it was a blast to dick around. Here's what we discussed on this episode: Kyle's neighbors, Josh is dying, Bill is Bill, Kyle plays Pokemon Blue like Dark Souls, Retropie, No Man's Sky, Ratchet & Clank, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Final Fantasy XIV, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and some old/new listener questions.

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-132.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:32am EDT

I just figured it would be fun to take a little bit of time and have everyone listen to how we progressed over the years. It was a lot of fun, and sometimes it's easy to forget that with everything else that happened in life while trying to squeeze in a podcast. We had our ups, our downs and anything else you could imagine, but it was an amazing time to do this with my friends over the years. I hope you enjoy it, sorry about the sound quality and some levels, not much I could do about that as I no longer have the original files and I don't want to spend ages cleaning it all up!

Direct download: Critical_Strike-131.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:16pm EDT

I have no idea what happened on this episode, we had a scheduled time so everyone showed up late. There was also some drinking and a severe lack of sleep which lead to one of us being extremely quiet. Here is what we discussed this episode: Bill's 8 days in Paris, Bloodborne co-op, and I'm not sure if there was anything else. Hopefully next episode we're back to normal.

Music in this episode: Guacamelee

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-130.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:42am EDT

We didn't really have much to talk about on this episode, not to mention one of us was very tired. But we squeaked out enough of a Bubo update and various other little arguments to get something out there! It's better than nothing, right? Here is what we discussed on this episode: Bubo meets shaft, coffee wars, Bloodborne, The Golf Club, Grand Theft Auto V PC.

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-129.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:23am EDT

Well here we are, over a year and we reunited to do another podcast. I for one didn't think it would happen but this is what a week off from work will do to you I suppose. It's nice to sit down and chat with the boys again though! Here is what we discussed in this episode: Kyle's unfortunate stories, Bloodborne, Dragonball Xenoverse, Grand Theft Auto: Online, Resogun's expansions, The Order: 1886, Final Fantasy 14 and listener questions!

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-128.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

So here we are, it has been a long long time internet! I've been bored recently and so I decided to stock up on some video game music again which kind of lead to me thinking I should do a music episode again. So one thing lead to another and now it's out for your listening pleasure! I  hope you enjoy it!

Music in this episode: Killer Instinct 2014, Dying Light, Captain America and The Avengers, Dark Souls II, Grey Goo, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Heroes of the Storm, Darkest Dungeon, Descent 2, Kirby's Epic Yarn, SimCity 4000, StarTropics, Mortal Kombat II, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Crackdown 2, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, Black Knight 2000 (Pinball)

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Direct download: Critical_Music-127.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

It's kind of weird releasing this after all the down time, but I just felt like I should do a music episode because of my recent resurgence into listening to video game music. I hope everyone enjoys it and thanks for listening!

Music in this episode: Demon's Souls, Aero Fighter II, Captain America and The Avengers, Pulstar, Sunset Riders, Infamous: Second Son, Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Both Worlds, Shovel Knight, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Mario Kart 8, WildStar, Transistor, Rogue Legacy

You can reach us at cstrikepodcast@gmail.com, leave a voicemail at (909) 278-7453 or Twitter at criticalstrike

Direct download: Critical_Strike-126.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

Hey, we're back! Once more we're still kind of chewing through the queue of games we built up during our little break, but its almost time to start playing games again! Here is what we discussed on this episode: Knack, Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, Kyle's honeymoon stories, chromecast, Pikman 3 and a listener question!

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-125.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:48am EDT

Well look at that, we've actually stuck to the schedule for a change. I don't expect it to last though, so you shouldn't either! Here is what we discussed on this episode: The PlayStation 4, Pikman 3, Bill bought a PlayStation Vita, Super Mario 3D World and of course two more of Kyle's honeymoon stories.

Music in this episode: Super Mario 3D World

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-124.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

Why hello there, it's been awhile! We recently remembered how to do a podcast and not sit around on the few nights we get together and play Battlefield so, we decided to make everyone a extra long show! This episode will also include our end of the generation games list since we're all done with the gen-7 consoles. Here is what we discussed: DayZ Alpha, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Kyle's wedding/honeymoon, we all have Wii U's!, Battlefield 4, and our top ten games of the generation.

Music in this episode: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-123.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

Yeah I know, I remember I said we were done with our summer break and apparently we weren't! But we're here now, aren't we? So its been a long time, and even in that large gap between episodes it seems we haven't really played much because of things going on in our lives. Here is what we discussed in this episode: Grand Theft Auto V, Saints Row IV, Dark Souls, some unfortunate events and Bill's lack of interest in the next generation of game consoles.

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-122.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:49am EDT

We're finally (hopefully) back from our summer vacation from the show. A few things have changed here and there, Kyle is now an adult who owns a home and had to go through hell to get it and Bill is not here because he is enjoying a boring football game with a cheeseburger on his.... well you can figure it out. Here is what we discussed this episode: Kyle's hell of buying a house, Saints Row: The Third, DuckTales Remastered, Blizzard's new CCG in beta Hearthstone.

Music in this episode: Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-121.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38am EDT

Its nice getting back to the basics and grinding out another music episode, but as usual I need to do my typical "I'm sorry" for it taking so long to do another one. As I explained on the show, I kind of forgot about this series for awhile, like I seriously forgot about it. We've had so much fun sticking to the schedule of the main show and hammering those out that it was pretty easy to forget and or not want to do one of these. Either way, its out now!

Music in this episode: Street Fighter - Guile's Theme (Smooth McGroove), Deathsmiles, Sleeping Dogs, The Last of Us, Shadowrun Returns, King of Fighters XIII, Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed, Defiance, LittleBigPlanet Karting, Terranigma, Rogue Legacy. Path of Exile, DuckTales - The Moon (Smooth McGroove)

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Direct download: Critical_Music-120.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:40am EDT

Oh look everyone, another episode where our Karl decides not to join us! Fear not though, we pulled some strings and had our old friend Thrillhouse from the Video Game Jocks join us for the first time in many many years. Here is what we discussed on this episode: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Rogue Legacy has been defeated, Tales of the Abyss, The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing, Super Mario Land 3D and a few lovely listener questions and comments.

Music in this episode: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-119.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32pm EDT

The full crew is once more united to bring you this fine episode that is kind of distracted early on due to Evolution 2013 being on at the same time. It's nice having Kyle back, this episode was full of laughs over unfortunate stories and hatred of birds. Here is what we discussed: Marvel Heroes, Borderlands 2 DLC, horse killing, Steam's summer sale, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings bugs and some listener questions.

Music in this episode: Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-118.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

This episode we are graced by fellow podcaster Shawn from the Geek & Destroy cast! It was nice to finally have another guest on, especially when it was planned in such short notice because our own Mr Kyle decided to wait until 2am the night prior to tell us he wouldn't make the show like a jerk.  Here is what we discussed: Bill's Wii U, New Super Luigi U, Animal Crossing New Leaf, Project X Zone, The Last of Us (with potential spoilers), Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate.

Music in this episode: Get Lucky (KK Slider cover by Alex Romero), Animal Crossing

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-117.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

Now that our "little" summer break is over, we figured it was about time we got together and recorded a new episode! It was nice sitting down with the boys, even though we didn't have much to talk about in terms of games we still managed to make a fun episode out of it. Here is what we discussed: Leg infections, Josh's trip to Funspot, Minecraft,  Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine, Kraft macaroni and cheese, Marvel Heroes, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Bill's new system purchases, and some listener questions!

Music in this episode: Sleeping Dogs

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-116.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

After a brief break we once more return to the show and as expect from the complete lack of new games and all three of us being busy, we haven't really played much! But it's very nice that our fine listeners gave us a bunch of questions to go through so we could fill up a episode with that. Here is what we discussed this episode: Monaco: What's Yours is Mine, new Pinball Arcade tables, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and sorry for something you'll hear during the show.

Music on this episode: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-115.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:02am EDT

The trio is finally reunited now that Kyle actually remembered we had a show and he needed his computer to do said show. It's fun to be back together with the boys but if you're worried about a game that came out recently, possibly named BioShock Infinite then you should be wary of some spoilers because even though they were told to mind what they say, I don't think they did. Here is what we discussed this episode: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, BioShock Infinite, Evoland, Battlefield 3, Metal Gear Rising and a listener question!

Music in this episode: Guacamelee!

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-114.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT

Well its been since about January but I finally made my return to the show, sadly it wasn't a full reunion because Kyle "forgot his laptop" and couldn't contact us to say he couldn't be on it. Either way, Bill and I got together to do a recording and it actually features some video game talk for a change! Here is what we discussed this episode: Halo 4, Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Arma III, Mass Effect 3.

Music in this episode: Vomitron - Contra, Ultima Online

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-113.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47pm EDT

I actually got this one edited on time! I hope you guys enjoy getting this train wreck not two weeks late from it's original recording time. I have no idea what these two are talking about anymore, but who really cares either way, it's fun regardless! Here is what they discussed this episode: Kyle's alcoholism, shaving, Diablo III, Crysis 3, books, coffee, listener questions and gargling!

Music in this episode: Hotline Miami, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-112.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:01pm EDT

I honestly have no idea whats going on anymore, of course I'm late with editing this episode again and once more I apologize but seriously this show starts off with coffee talk? What have we become! Anyway Bill and Kyle got together once more to bring you this fine episode. Here is what we discussed: Really, coffee talk?, Ni No Kuni, cloaks?, Lego Lord of the Rings, System Shock, Journey, and whatever else they threw into this.

Music in this episode: Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-111.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:05am EDT

So yeah, its been an absolutely hectic couple of weeks and it isn't going to get any easier for any of us on the show. Sorry it took this long for me to get around to editing it! This episode its just Kyle and Bill dicking on about stuff no one should have to listen to. Here is what we discussed this episode: Spec-Ops: The Line, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Ni No Kuni, Bill's new video card, Lego Lord of the Rings, and a listener question.

Music in this episode: Ni No Kuni

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-110.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

Another week, another episode but this one is Josh free! Now you ask what you're in for? Well a bit of game talk, a whole bunch of Josh and hockey talk and of course, book talk. Sorry! Here is what was discussed on this episode: The Walking Dead, Spec Ops: The Line, Mark of the Ninja, books, movies and listener questions!

Music in this episode: New Super Mario Bros. U, NHL 93

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-109.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56pm EDT