Adam Bash from Splitkick.com takes a meandering, dancing, number eight-filled voyage across the very limits of what video game demonstration capabilities with The Stanley Parable. He exits looking disheveled, hungry for cheese curds, and 20 pounds lighter. Continue reading
Drawn ever deeper into the steaming, clanking machines of Mandus’s factory, gorged on unimaginable horrors, accompanied by a sweeping operatic score, it’s hard to miss you’re being fed and bled and dragged to slaughter. Continue reading
Gone Home is at times whimsical, ominous, and heartbreaking. It scratches the voyeuristic itch in all of us, but in poring through dozens of boxes and cabinets you may find real emotional investment in the characters. Continue reading
It took 6 co-hosts, three and a half years, and 150 episodes to reach this moment. As Adam, Dan, and Pete convene for the last episode of Fall Damage, we take a look at our Fallie award winners for the year (Best Story, Best Gameplay, Best Online/Multiplayer Experience, Best Soundtrack, Best Character, Best New IP, and Game of the Year.) We get a little drunk, a lot nostalgic, and close the podcast out with our longest episode ever.
Thanks to Aevan, Niki, Goji, Ben Daniels, Jim Hunter, Aaron Phokal, David Hughes, Todd Fuller, Adam Cogswell, Linthus, JJ, Mephianse, Gennataos, J.J., Dan, Peter, JB Walton, Paul Taylor, Greg Kasavin, Team Meat, Joel Kinnunen, Chandana Ekanayake, and everyone else who made doing this show so richly rewarding. Continue reading
I’m going to be honest, this was a terrible idea. We sat around last week and watched Double Dragon together, and I cannot express to you the depths of despair that await foolish travelers who follow in our footsteps. If you ever do, take this running commentary as a guide. It won’t help drown out the sound of your own screams, but it may help you better appreciate the nuance of Robert Patrick’s acting style.
** This is not a normal episode of Fall Damage. It’s meant to be listened to while watching 1994′s Double Dragon. The movie available is on Netflix instant. Continue reading
On this week’s show we brush away the pretense of discussing extant games, and instead talk about the very future of gaming (ie. a bunch of fake games we came up with.) Treat your ears with Frog of War: Amphibian Assault, Piri Piri, Death at a Pizza Party, Nemesis the Warlock, (Once Upon a Time in) Cold Milwaukee, Double, and Trickle Dream. Continue reading
With the universe ending in a few short weeks, Dan and Adam give you some preparatory tips before talking about Hotline Miami, LA Noire, dimensional sliding, and the world’s duck shortage. Continue reading
As a father, I may be particularly susceptible to Telltale Games’ masterful emotional manipulation. With the curtain closed on Season One, I’m comfortable saying it’s the best-written game I’ve ever played. Continue reading
With only 5 episodes of Fall Damage remaining, I’m going to be flat-out honest with you… we only recorded this show for the resultant tax deduction.
We get all hype about the Wii U (except Dan who prefers to fret his heart out about Nintendo’s future), talk for waaaaaay too long about what Portal had that Quantum Conundrum didn’t, and then roll out our longest PlayStation+ commercial yet. Continue reading
Sliding in fashionably late this week, the penpenpenpenpenultimate episode of Fall Damage introduces you to the hip new game sweeping the nation: Underball. Also, Halo 4 is a thing, and so is Assassin’s Creed. Continue reading
Years of progress have led us to this point. If a video game podcast were to record an entire episode without talking about video games, would it transcend its genre and become something…. more? SHOCKING news is revealed in this, the most important episode in Fall Damage history! Continue reading
Things get heated as Adam, Dan, and Pete talk cyborg assassins, pet cemeteries, nostalgia taint, and the BBC before Pete weighs in on Telltale’s The Walking Dead series, pushing the crew to their breaking point! Drama and intrigue from beyond the grave! Continue reading
Alert: this podcast contains information that has been classified as CLASS 4 EXTINCTION LEVEL THREAT (also there’s some talk about Retro City Rampage, Professor Layton, and a totally theoretical character crossover fighting game). Any worker found in possession of this material who does not have a security clearance higher than goldenrod or is not a member of Ultimax Incursion Team Bravo will be sentenced without trial to the salt mines of Halcyon 12.
Anyone with further information about the new elemental mutation of the beast formerly know as the Sevenbear should report it immediately to bureau security at 209-7-DAMAGE. Continue reading
Plenty I could tell ya’ about bears. Unique among mammals, the beasts are born from their own fetid waste; an endless cycle of wallowing ordure and matted fur. As putrid as your ev’ryday bear might be, they pale in comparison to the fiendish amalgamation known as the sevenbear. Possessing the spirits of the seven prime devils once worshipped by the long-dead Kohotek people, this monstrosity has carved a swath of terror across the New World like a glacier of furry fury.
Also, we talk about Dishonored, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Walking Dead: Around Every Corner, and Borderlands 2‘s new Mechromancer class. Continue reading