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  • Open World Games - CASUAL FRIDAY

    In light of Watch Dogs' release earlier this week, we reflect on our the most memorable open-world game experiences we've ever had.

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  • Our Favorite Underrated Games - CASUAL FRIDAY

    This week on Casual Friday, we're joined by SourceFed Nerd's Steve Zaragoza for a chat about those certain games that don't get the love they deserve.

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  • The Summer Video Game Drought - CASUAL FRIDAY

    We're right in the middle of that time of year where game releases slow down, so this week we're having an appropriately laid-back, meandering conversation about what we do with the extra time, our thoughts on the episodic game format, and the looming specter of E3 2014.

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  • The Best-Feeling Games - CASUAL FRIDAY

    This Casual Friday is all about great-feeling movement - specifically, the games with our favorite traversal of all time. Join Tara, Nick and Max as we reminisce over our favorite games to simply run around in, from Assassin's Creed to Hulk: Ultimate Destruction to Mirror's Edge and everything in between.

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  • How Hard is Getting Into Dark Souls? - CASUAL FRIDAY

    This week, we're talking about the barrier to entry in the Dark Souls series, and how one goes about breaking through. PARK SOULS!

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  • Why Doesn't Everyone Love JRPGs? - CASUAL FRIDAY

    We love the occasional Japanese RPG, but let's be real: they aren't for everyone. This week, we talk Atlus' Persona series, that Final Fantasy X HD remake that just came out, and other JRPGs we've found ourselves loving - or hating! - all while joined by Polygon's Megan Farokhmanesh.

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  • Our Favorite Game Glitches - CASUAL FRIDAY

    In light of the ESO item-dupe bug, we were thinking: what are our favorite game glitches of all time? Turns out, there are a lot of them.

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  • Are Tablets Finally Getting "Real" Games? - CASUAL FRIDAY

    We know, we know - two tablet-related videos in a row - but with more 'hardcore' games like FTL, Hearthstone and XCOM starting to show up on the iPad, we are genuinely tabbowondering: is this the beginning of a trend of more substantial games making their way to the platform?

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  • Indie Vs. AAA (and the Games In the Middle) - CASUAL FRIDAY

    Last generation, we saw the emergence of indie games as a $10-to-15 alternative to your standard $60 retail titles. Increasingly, though, that line is blurring, and a new, mid-size type of game seems to be emerging. What's the future of these mid-sized games?

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  • Violent Game Controversy: A Thing of the Past? - CASUAL FRIDAY

    In light of notorious anti-video-game legislator Leland Lee's indigctment on charges of weapons trafficking and corruption, Adam, Scott and Nick take a look back on the history of violent video game legislation and wonder: is this even an issue anymore?

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