Game of the Year 2014 - Part 5: Twenty-five games enter. Ten games leave.

This means war. 

The first part of our 4+ hour spoiler-filled extravaganza of unadulterated anger (or was it celebration?) begins here. In "Part 5" we narrow the list to ten. Feelings are hurt.

The list of nominees in order of release date:

  • Broken Age (part one)
  • Threes!
  • Bravely Default
  • Jazzpunk
  • Wolf Among Us (season one)
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • TellTale’s The Walking Dead (season two)
  • Dark Souls II
  • Titanfall
  • Monument Valley
  • Transistor
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • P.T. (Playable Teaser)
  • Professor Layton Vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
  • Dance Central: Spotlight
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  • D4 (Dark, Dreams, Don't, Die)
  • Destiny
  • Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Alien Isolation 
  • Bayonetta 2
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Far Cry 4
  • Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Many thanks to our friends The JEM for letting us use their music in the show. More info on The JEM can be found through their facebook pageTwitter account, or Band Camp site.

Game of the Year 2014 - Part 1: January through March

In the spirit of our sausage-style Game of the Year deliberations, we do a run-through the year naming all the games that we played each month, and which ones we think could be Game of the Year contenders. No tears until part 5. Get ready for hours and hours of podcast with our Q1 discussion.

Our list of games:

January

04:30 - Nidhogg
07:35 - The Banner Saga
10:40 - Olli Olli
11:40 - Dragonball Z: The Battle of Z
14:15 - Octodad: The Dadliest Catch

February

18:25 - Plants Vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
21:35 - Lego Movie: The Videogame
24:25 - Tengami
25:05 - Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze
27:45 - Strider

March

31:35 - Hearthstone
34:05 - Luftrausers
35:40 - Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
41:50 - Infamous: Second Son
43:50 - Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls
48:00 - Bioshock Infinite: Burial At Sea
49:10 - Mercenary Kings


Many thanks to our friends The JEM for letting us use their music in the show. More info on The JEM can be found through their facebook pageTwitter account, or Band Camp site.

Game of the Year 2013: Top 10 Deliberations

This means war.

The list of nominees in pseudo-chronological order:

  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Tomb Raider
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Guacamelee
  • Monaco: What's Yours is Mine
  • The Swapper
  • Gunpoint
  • Saints Row IV
  • Papers, Please!
  • Outlast
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Rayman Legends
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Enjoy!

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Many thanks to our friends The JEM for letting us use their music in the show. More info on The JEM can be found through their facebook pageTwitter account, or Band Camp site.

Game of the Year 2013 - Part 4: October through December

The end of year roundups are always a time for ending lifelong friendships. In an effort to prolong Castle Couch camaraderie, we chose to discuss the year month by month picking out our favourite games and saving their discussions for a grand Game of the Year debate (episode 5 of this series.)

We certainly didn’t play everything, but hopefully these lengthy discussions will offer a clear picture of what we were playing during this year, and what games really stuck out.

So take a road trip, get those dishes done, whatever you do in your podcasting time! Just please —for the love of God please— enjoy our 2013 Game of the Year discussions.

Enjoy!

Word on the street is that every time someone subscribes or rates our show on iTunes a new puppy is born. So what are you waiting for? Get on it! 

Many thanks to our friends The JEM for letting us use their music in the show. More info on The JEM can be found through their facebook pageTwitter account, or Band Camp site.

Game of the Year 2013 - Part 3: July through September

The end of year roundups are always a time for ending lifelong friendships. In an effort to prolong Castle Couch camaraderie, we chose to discuss the year month by month picking out our favourite games and saving their discussions for a grand Game of the Year debate (episode 5 of this series.)

We certainly didn’t play everything, but hopefully these lengthy discussions will offer a clear picture of what we were playing during this year, and what games really stuck out.

So take a road trip, get those dishes done, whatever you do in your podcasting time! Just please —for the love of God please— enjoy our 2013 Game of the Year discussions.

Enjoy!

Word on the street is that every time someone subscribes or rates our show on iTunes a new puppy is born. So what are you waiting for? Get on it! 

Many thanks to our friends The JEM for letting us use their music in the show. More info on The JEM can be found through their facebook pageTwitter account, or Band Camp site.

Game of the Year 2013 - Part 2: April through June

The end of year roundups are always a time for ending lifelong friendships. In an effort to prolong Castle Couch camaraderie, we chose to discuss the year month by month picking out our favourite games and saving their discussions for a grand Game of the Year debate (episode 5 of this series.)

We certainly didn’t play everything, but hopefully these lengthy discussions will offer a clear picture of what we were playing during this year, and what games really stuck out.

So take a road trip, get those dishes done, whatever you do in your podcasting time! Just please —for the love of God please— enjoy our 2013 Game of the Year discussions.

Enjoy!

Word on the street is that every time someone subscribes or rates our show on iTunes a new puppy is born. So what are you waiting for? Get on it! 

Many thanks to our friends The JEM for letting us use their music in the show. More info on The JEM can be found through their facebook pageTwitter account, or Band Camp site.

Game of the Year 2013 - Part 1: January through March

The end of year roundups are always a time for ending lifelong friendships. In an effort to prolong Castle Couch camaraderie, we chose to discuss the year month by month picking out our favourite games and saving their discussions for a grand Game of the Year debate (episode 5 of this series.) 

We certainly didn’t play everything, but hopefully these lengthy discussions will offer a clear picture of what we were playing during this year, and what games really stuck out.

So take a road trip, get those dishes done, whatever you do in your podcasting time! Just please —for the love of God please— enjoy our 2013 Game of the Year discussions.

Enjoy!

Word on the street is that every time someone subscribes or rates our show on iTunes a new puppy is born. So what are you waiting for? Get on it! 

Many thanks to our friends The JEM for letting us use their music in the show. More info on The JEM can be found through their facebook pageTwitter account, or Band Camp site.