Critical Strike

Sorry about this being out a little late, we recorded it over the weekend but with the holiday and all I never got around to doing the editing on it! Here is what we discussed on this episode: A very long (but awesome) listener email with several questions and our game of the year lists.

Music in this episode: Neon Indian, Asura's Wrath

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-106.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:44am EST

Nothing too fancy to mention other than we actually stuck with the schedule for a change. It's also almost the end of the year so our next episode will probably focus on our game of the year lists, that's always fun, right? Here is what we discussed on this episode: XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Borderlands 2, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, New Super Mario Bros. 2.

​Music in this episode:​ Hotline Miami, Borderlands 2

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-105.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:59am EST

We now return to our regularly scheduled podcasting! Fall football is over so now we should be able to record on our normal times once more which will be a nice change over the last couple of months. Here is what we discussed: Assassin's Creed III, LittleBigPlanet Karting, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, Halo 4, Knights of Pen and Paper, a Star Trek Data doll being locked in a shower and listener questions.

​Music in this episode​: Random Encounter - Gerudo ValleyMesu Kasumai - Zoe

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-104.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10pm EST

Now that the Germany trip and eastern hurricanes are out of the way, Bill and Kyle finally got around to recording a show. This also marks the first time I've ever missed a episode so it's kind of fun to see what the boys cooked up in my absence. Here is what we discussed: Dishonored, Boarderlands 2, Skyrim, FEAR 3, books and movies!

Music in this episode: Django Django - Default, Epic Pinball

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-103.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:52am EST

Yup, this episode was recorded about two or so weeks ago, I got pretty busy after that and didn't get a chance to edit it, then I actually forgot about it until Bill reminded me today. So here you go, enjoy a episode from a few weeks ago! Here is what we discussed on this episode: Borderlands 2, NHL 13, Star Wars: The Old Republic, World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria, Bill's vacation plans and Kyle's "interesting" stories.

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-102.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:19am EST

Sorry it took so long to get this posted, we had a audio mix up on Sunday when we normally post the episodes and then I couldn't get back to editing it recently! Here is what we discussed on this episode: Zen Pinball 2, NHL 13, Darksiders 2, The Walking Dead, Sound Shapes, The World Ends with You.

​Music in this episode​: Double Dragon Neon

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Direct download: Critical_Strike-101.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

Holy crap, I can't believe we've finally reached triple digits! Its been so damn long that we've done this show and its hard to believe its taken us this long to finally reach episode 100, but I guess thats bound to happen when we've never really stuck to a schedule. Thanks to all the great folks who left us messages or tweets about finally reaching triple digits, we appreciate it! Here is what we discussed: Asura's Wrath, Max Payne 3, TERA Online, Tiger Woods 13, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, Need For Speed The Run, movies, Kyle's embarrassing stories and more!

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-100.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18am EST

One step closer to our long awaited episode 100 but this time we're recording without our favorite Canadian. Unfortunately Kyle is on vacation doing important things like getting engaged and having fun so we decided to call in our old time friend Tony to help us out! Here is what we discussed: ​Company of Heroes, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Quantum Conundrum, Sniper Elite V2, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Bastion.

​Music in this episode​: Bonesaw, Bastion

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-99.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:18pm EST

Even though we're in a complete lull of video game releases, we still mustered up enough strength to get together for yet another recording. Here is what we discussed: Quick Spelunky talk, inFAMOUS 2, inFAMOUS Festival of Blood, Breath of Dead VII, Mass Effect 3, The Walking Dead, and a lovely question from a listener!

Music in this episode: JENOVA Celestial, Parry Gripp - Sasquatch

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-98.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:23am EST

Yup, we're back to destroy your holiday week with nothing more than terrible jokes mixed in with some random video game talk! Here is what we discussed:​Dragon's Dogma, Asura's Wrath, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels. Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Skyrim: Dawnguard, Mass Effect 3's new ending and of course.... book talk?

​Music in this episode​: Yacht, Asura's Wrath, Super Mario World

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-97.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:07pm EST

Back from our little spring/summer vacation where one had to study for a work related exam, the other had a brief vacation and the last nerd went to a classic arcade tournament! Here is what we discussed on this episode: Diablo III, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Binary Domain and a couple of listener questions about our thoughts on E3.

Music in this episode: Freestyle - Don't Stop The Rock, Epic Pinball

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-96.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:03pm EST

We all know its been 12 years since Blizzard Entertainment released Diablo II, so since Diablo III was finally released we decided it was time to follow up our terrible attempt at playing a game and podcasting at the same time! Here is what we discussed on this episode: Diablo III, Binary Domain, MLB 12 The Show, Skyrim, Prototype 2.

Music in this episode: Tristam Rock, Diablo, Diablo II, Diablo III

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-95.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:04am EST

After a brief break we've returned to bring you another episode but this time it's free of Kyle's butt! Here is what we discussed: Prototype 2, Batman Arkham City, Diablo III beta, Walking Dead comics, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, A.R.E.S Extinction Agenda, Armored Core 5

Music in this episode: Super Meat Boy (OCRemix), Starhawk, Kameo

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-94.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:41am EST

Time for the second music episode of the year and it isn't the Super Nintendo one I promised, sorry! I intended on releasing that one but after hearing the entire episode out, I quickly realized it didn't really have much to it since I used pretty much all those songs on previous Critical Music or Critical Strike episodes over the years. We'll see about a possible release but for now I hope you all enjoy this one!

Music in this episode: Trash80, Zone of the Enders, inFAMOUS 2, Journey, Hard Reset, Everyday Shooter, Chaos Rings, Fatboy Roberts (Geek Remixed), Gravity Daze, Prototype 2, Castle Crashers, Select Start, Saints Row The Third, Retro City Rampage, Sim City 4

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-93.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:44am EST

Back from PAX and ready to ruin your week with a new episode! This is what we discussed: Our few funny stories at PAX 2012, Pinball Arcade, Street Fighter X Tekken, Syndicate, Mass Effect 3, Silent Hill HD Collection and the conclusion to Kyle's butt story.

Music in this episode: inFAMOUS 2, Jet Set Radio Future

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-92.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:03pm EST

Once again, another episode to ruin your week! Thanks to Mike (mormonrage) from The Fanboys Lunchcast and the Player One Podcast for filling in on this episode for a missing Kyle. This is what we discussed: Dota 2 beta, Microsoft Flight, Waveform, Mass Effect 3, Sine Mora, MLB 12 The Show Vita, Syndicate, Draw Something, clunge.

Music this episode: House of the Dead Overkill, Persona 3

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-91.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

Here is another episode to ruin your week! This is what was discussed: Journey, Kyle's Mass Effect 3 thoughts and woes, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier beta, Bill's troubles with selling items on Amazon, and a question from famed listener Meowfan112.

Music in this episode: Maverick Rising

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


Direct download: Critical_Strike-90.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32pm EST

Oh yeah kids, its on! Here is what we discussed: Kyle's recent "medical" issue, listener questions via twitter, Bill's Final Fantasy XIII-2 experience, The Darkness II, Alan Wake: American Nightmare, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, Modnation Racers Roadtrip, SSX.

Music in this episode: Mega Man 9 (OCRemix), Final Fantasy X, Starship Amazing

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-89.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

Its been a long time since I've done a music episode, I've promised one over and over and just couldn't get myself to sit down and hammer one out and when I finally did? I never released it. Yeah, this one has been sitting completed on my hard drive for the last month or so, and I just forgot all about it until a listener asked if I was going to be releasing a music show anytime soon. So here you go everyone! I hope you enjoy it.

Music in this episode: Daytona USA, Einhänder, Battlefield 3, Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony, Dead Island, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Infinite Undiscovery, Valkyria Chronicles, Infinity Blade, Modnation Racers, Marvel Pinball, Shatter, The Last Story, Conker's Bad Fur Day

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-88.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:51am EST

Its been a long time coming but something may have finally been able to pull me back to the handheld market for games, I've tried the Nintendo 3DS, iPad 2 and a few other devices but as you'll hear throughout this episode I recently picked up a PlayStation Vita! It actually came out at a good time because with the current lull in game releases, we really didn't have much to talk about on this show so it. Here is what we discussed: PlayStation Vita, Hot Shots Golf International Tour, Super Stardust Delta, The Simpsons Arcade, Final Fantasy XIII-2, World of Warcraft, Kyle rooting his Droid Bionic, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Skyrim's Steam workshop.

Music in this episode: OutRun -Shiny New Ferrari (OCRemix), World of Warcraft, Descent II

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-87.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56pm EST

Its about time we finally got back to doing the show, but its not like we didn't try for the past three weeks to get one done. Quite frankly we've had a whole heap of problems like the plague, a baby monitor screwing up someones internet connection. Either way its about time we got back to doing the show! This episode is a bit longer than normal, I wanted to keep most of the stuff in as it was just fun to do. We also now have a couple of contests going on  so if you want a chance to get a free copy of Dungeon Defenders (Steam), Sanctum (Steam) and Alice: Madness Returns (Origin) make sure you listen to the episode! Here is what we discussed: Fight Night Champion, Jamestown, Final Fantasy XIII, Alice: Madness Returns, Dark Souls, Resistance 3, Triple Town, Order Up!, Dead Space 2.

Music in this episode: Final Fantasy XIII-2, Killer7

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-86.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:13pm EST

Now that we're back together from our little holiday break, its time to settle in and get back to our normal schedule for the show and upcoming future music episodes. It was nice getting back together with the boys even though I said I'd skip out on this episode which probably would have been better if I did because I was not a fan of top 5 game of the year lists this time around. Here is what we discussed: Kyles holiday/anniversary gift issues, Halo CE: Anniversary Edition, Uncharted 1, 2, The Binding of Issac, Bastion, Bills quick summary of Operation Flashpoint: Red River, the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Raid Finder, Bill spoils the ending of Saints Row The Third,  and of course our top 5 games of 2011.

Music in this episode: New Super Mario Bros.  Mushroom Maddness OCRemix, The Binding of Issac

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

Direct download: Critical_Strike-85.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:07pm EST