We start an experiment this week: a series of shows based on the seven deadly sins.
But first, Jonathan bobbles a contest giveaway, and Sam doesn’t bother to try to make it sound good.
For the games this week, Jonathan has given up on Eternal Sonata. Perhaps it was a bad idea to claim he’d play whatever game the audience chose “to completion” but he thinks he’s got some good excuses for why he should be allowed to call the game “done.” He inflicts a small flash game, Hero’s Adventure, on the crew, argues with Sam about Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, and discusses the D Trilogy: Deus Ex (the original), Dungeon Keeper 2, and Dungeon Siege 3.
Alex leveraged his connections to get a hold of Space Marine and Dead Island early. He loves both for very different reasons. Space Marine is everything he wants in visceral, for-the-emperor style, brutal destruction. Dead Island takes its marks from Left 4 Dead, and expands it in a way that nudges all of his pleasure centers.
Meanwhile, Sam has spent an ungodly amount of time playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution, considering the game practically just released. He’s got some complaints, but it mostly scratches the right itches. He’s also still playing Eternal Sonata, though he wishes he wasn’t any longer.
In our topic, we start out the list of deadly sins with the one that most obviously relates to the video game industry: greed. What games, companies, and events typify gaming greed for the crew? What do you think of when you think of games and greed? Some choices might surprise you. Others will be pretty damn obvious.
Finally, we fumble through the introduction of a new game: Casting Call. Since we haven’t yet let our obsession go, Jonathan and Alex cast the big three parts from Catherine: Vincent, Katherine, and Catherine. Sam then decides on the final cast. Hop over to the forums or drop a note in the comments letting us know who you’d cast in the roles.
Next week: Sausage, Gluttony, and a Special Guest.