Critical Strike 28: Dinosaurs Don’t Spit!

August 18th, 2008 . by Josh

Short Mr Keith yet Kyle remained making it all good! This episode was kind of weird, Kyle and I seemed to go off on little ramble bits and of course at one point it ended up being a commercial for The Megas (go buy their album!) but thats alright by me!

  • What we’ve been up to
  • Lovely ice cream truck music
  • Top 5 games we were hopelessly addicted to
  • Why we think video game movies are full of fail

Music in this episode: MegaMan 3 with lyrcs intro, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, The Megas.

Special thanks to mik and the pong world champion “announcer guy” from The Fanboys for the opening clip.

Critical Strike NES Tribute part 1

August 12th, 2008 . by Josh

I’ve always been a big fan of what people now consider “retro” games, to me the best times in gaming are the Commodore 64, Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System and so forth.

One thing I think that has sadly been lost on gamers of today is the fun factor in which these games bring out more than anything, at least to me. Today everything seems to be about graphics and big explosions, while back then they couldn’t do that and had to focus on just making something that was fun (or completely horrible, heres looking at you McKids).

So anyway, I figured I’d make a little tribute video showing off some of my favorite games on the NES, I’ll probably continue making these over time since it was a pretty cool project.

I’ve never had to release a video on the feed, lets hope it works! If it doesn’t then you can always watch the video over on YouTube.

Critical Strike 27: Cheese is Good

August 4th, 2008 . by Josh

Congratulations to Kyle Dumond for his one year with the Playgasm / Critical Strike podcast! We were a bit harsh on him in this episode, kind of a throw back to us being dicks but hes a trooper!

  • What we’ve been up to
  • Top 5 games we want for the rest of 2008
  • Our view on DLC / user created content thus far in this generation

Music in this episode: Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!, Bloody Roar

Critical Strike 26: Frozen Bird Poop

July 20th, 2008 . by Josh

Now that E3 is out of the way, we decided to spend this episode discussing the June NPD numbers… Ok, not really. Just me and Keith on this one, Kyle lost his poor little dongle!

  • What we’ve been up to
  • VGMM winner (kinda)
  • E3 conference grading and discussion

Music in this episode: Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Chrono Trigger

Critical Strike 25: Roll that beautiful bean footage

June 30th, 2008 . by Josh

Keith now returns to us after moving and buying a special item that fills his void while Kyle remains the same and still talks over everybody. Heres what we discussed:

  • Where the hell has Keith been?
  • What we’ve been up to
  • Video game music montage
  • Josh’s problem with current generation games
  • Our E3 “predictions”

If you’d like to submit an answer for the video game music montage then head over here and private message “Josh”.

Music in this episode: MegaMan 3 (OCRemix), Bionic Commando Rearmed (buy it), Rockman X7

Episode 25 delay

June 23rd, 2008 . by Josh

Hey folks, sorry but unfortunately episode 25 is delayed like most things in the game industry. We had some issues such as power outages, a wedding etc, but we’ll have a new release after this weekend.

Hang tight and check out some of our other favorite podcasts listed on the site.

Critical Strike 24: The Clumsy Fat Guy

June 9th, 2008 . by Josh

Another episode and once more it’s just me and Kyle, Keith was sadly not with us since he is currently in the process of moving. Heres what we discussed:

  • What we’ve been up to
  • Top 5 video game soundtracks
  • VGM challenge announced
  • Our view on hype for games
  • Kyle’s lack of picking games on his own without reviewers validating his purchase

Thanks for the continued support and iTunes reviews, keep it up. If you’d like to suggest a top 5 topic for us to discuss then please send over an email and we’ll give it a look.

Music in this episode: Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Space Invaders Extreme, Super Smash Bros. Melee, MetalStorm, The Megas

Critical Strike 23: Behold LittleBigKyle!

May 27th, 2008 . by Josh

Welcome to episode 23, in this episode it’s just me and Mr Kyle Dumond. Sadly, yes we are short one Mr Keith Harbourt but we made do anyway and Kyle really picked up the ball and ran with it. Heres what we discussed:

  • What we’ve been up to
  • Josh’s hate for Mass Effect
  • Video game music challenge
  • Spiffy new LittleBigPlanet videos
  • When the hell is Kyle getting a PS3?
  • Microsoft’s lack of a dashboard update and removal of failure XBLA titles

Music in this episode: Everyday Shooter, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, The Megas

As always, please hook us up with some iTunes reviews and if you’d like to submit an answer for the video game music challenge then head over to our forums.

Critical Strike 22: Montage of the past

May 12th, 2008 . by Josh

Once more we gather to record a new episode, but this one is kind of special. This one is our one year anniversary of podcasting under the Playgasm / Critical Strike name! In this episode we discussed:

  • What we’ve been up to
  • Video game music challenge
  • What do we think of our past and future hopes
  • Montage of clips from past episodes
  • Our announcement of being affiliated with Platform Nation

As always, please give us some iTunes reviews, we’d appreciate the support. Also, no Grand Theft Auto 4 was mentioned on this podcast, you’re welcome.

Special thanks: The Fanboys, Player One Podcast, GamerHusbands, The Megas, Steve519, PSH Radio

Music in this episode: MegaMan: Powered Up, F-Zero, Ghostbusters, Final Fantasy 6, Final Fantasy 7, New Super Mario Brothers, The Last Ninja (remix), StarTropics, Goonies 2, Ultima Online, Castlevania: SOTN, Diablo, MegaMan III, The Megas – Metal Dance

If you’d like to buy The Megas cd then head over here.

Critical Strike + Platform Nation = Love

May 11th, 2008 . by Josh

That’s right folks. We here at Critical Strike have been invited to join a swell group of other podcasts known as Platform Nation.

Platform Nation is a site dedicated to gamers and podcasts. They have a great community that you can always count on to find someone to play a game with. If you ever want to know what’s going on in the game industry, then you should check out the podcasts that areĀ  affiliated with the site.

Do yourself a favor and check out Critical Strike and the other podcasts over at Platform Nation.

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