Critical Strike 132: No Kyle’s Neighbor

August 28th, 2016 . by Josh

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.

You can reach us at, leave a voicemail at (909) 278-7453 or Twitter at criticalstrike

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Street Fighter III: Third Strike Game Night

August 28th, 2011 . by Josh

Even though we haven’t been around to do a recording, I wanted to let everyone know that we’ll be co-hosting a game night for Street Fighter III: Third StrikeĀ  on September 1st with the fine gentlemen from The Rumble Pack. It’ll take place around 9pm EST on the Playstation Network so if you want to join us and punch some faces in head over to their events page on Facebook for all the information you’ll need.

Uncharted 3 Beta!

June 28th, 2011 . by Josh

Hey folks guess what time it is? Yeah, thats right its time for the beta we’ve all been waiting for and we have some codes we can give away to you! If you skipped out on inFAMOUS 2 or aren’t a Playstation+ member and want to get into the beta then shoot us a email at subject Uncharted 3 beta and we’ll give them away while they last.

We are officially out of beta codes! If you still need to get one, make sure you try out the other Platform Nation podcasts!

Critical Strike 71: Robo-Fists

April 13th, 2011 . by Josh

Finally getting back into the routine of doing a show, Kyle and I were a bit surprised that we had so many games to discuss to begin with that a few didn’t even make it. That isn’t exactly something that happens to us too often because we have such limited playing time, but it sure made for a welcome change! Here is what we discussed: MLB The Show 11, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Pixeljunk Shooter 2, Days of Thunder Nascar, Nintendo 3DS, Super Street Fighter IV 3D, Singularity, Fallout New Vegas, Beyond Good & Evil, Red Dead Redemotion, Rift

Music in this episode: Danger Zone (H-Pizzle), Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

You can reach us at, leave a voicemail at (909) 278-7453 or Twitter at criticalstrike

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Crackdown 2 Demo Contest (update)

June 18th, 2010 . by Josh

Well scratch all that, we didn’t know the demo was coming out on Monday anyway! So here’s the new deal, email and first come first serve gets a demo code! Ok, we’re officially out of codes but check out the other shows from Platform Nation for a chance to get one from them!

Critical Strike… Strikes Again!

June 13th, 2010 . by Josh

It’s been awhile since this subject last came up, but back in May of 2008 we joined a site formed around other podcasts called Platform Nation. It was about September or so of that year we also left Platform Nation due to some differences in opinion and we both just went our own separate ways.

Two years later and a bit of growing up between both, Critical Strike and Platform Nation have now once again joined forces to fight the evils that is…. something. We’re once again excited to be rejoined with some of our favorite podcasts and people we once worked with and hopefully it’ll be good for all the parties involved.

For those who do not know about Critical Strike, it’s a simple podcast that is recorded every fortnight by Josh and Kyle. We pretty much just discuss the games we’ve been playing and occasionally spice things up with discussions of video game music or retro game challenges between each other which serves as a nice way to introduce someone to a game they’ve never played.

A brief tour of the Funspot first floor

June 7th, 2010 . by Josh

As most of you know I spent this past weekend in northern New Hampshire at the worlds largest arcade Funspot. Nothing can describe how great this place can be if you have deep appreciation for older games.

I brought my new camcorder with me but sadly I forgot the larger memory stick for it thus leaving me with only 2gb of space to record on. It’s not so bad, I was able to record a quick walk through of Funspot’s first floor which is the main attraction there anyway.

Forums and Twitter!

October 13th, 2009 . by Josh

Thanks to our good friends over at The Fanboys Lunchcast (whom you should be listening to by the way), we have a new set of forums over at their fine community of old time friends.

Please head over there and join in the discussions, meet the fine folks and hopefully hook up and play some games with them.

Also we have a official Critical Strike Twitter account, Kyle and I both have the info though for the most part it’s mainly just been the site updating it, but if you want to follow we’ll start to communicate through it as well.


August 27th, 2009 . by Josh

It’s pretty well known that in these parts of the great vast interweb we love our good friends The Megas and Entertainment System. After meeting both bands last year during their Megatainment Tour and hearing afterward that both bands decided to get together and work on a Mega Man 1 EP, you could easily say I was very excited for it.

Well the time has finally come, both bands have finally completed their ends of the EP and it’s available for public consumption! The EP is a four song face melting session of Mega Man goodness that is–in my opinion pretty fair priced at $5 if you so choose to buy it via digital download or a additional $3 for shipping of the cd!

I’d like to see our listeners support these two bands as they’ve given me some awesome tunes to play on Critical Music as well as being part of a growing list of video game based bands!

So if you’d like to hear a song from the album then go to The Megas myspace page or to buy the album head over to The Megas website and show them your support

Critical Strike 39: We Are Error

July 19th, 2009 . by Josh

Of course, it seems to have become a trend that we only do a main podcast episode when Kyle gets injured in his daily life. So after he got rear ended while driving the company truck, we just knew it was finally time to regroup and discuss simple things like video games! Here’s some of the stuff we discussed: Lost Odyssey, Braid, WiiFit, Wolfenstein 3D, Kyle being horrible and not playing Quake, Shadow Warrior, inFAMOUS, Ghostbusters, Tiger Woods 10, Bubble Bobble Plus, Bit.Trip Core, Killing Floor, Street Fighter IV, Blazblue, Zenonia, NCAA Football 10.

Music in this episode: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater


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