Mandate Radio: Ep. 71 (2/11/2015)

  Mandate Radio: Ep. 71 (2/11/2015) Happy Wednesday Everyone! We’re back for another week of I3A’s premier podcast. Pete and Frank are all alone to talk about video games. Frank pleads with Pete not to get back into ‘Eve: Online’. Pete plays some ‘Out There’ and ‘MLB: The Show 15’. Frank complains about Pete’s style…

Mandate Radio: Ep. 69 (1/28/2015)

  Mandate Radio: Ep. 69 (1/28/2015) Happy Wednesday Everyone! and welcome back to Mandate Radio! Pete, Frank, and Joe are here to talk video games and Oreos. The guys are talking ‘Small World 2’, ‘Destiny’, ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’, ‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor’, and ‘X-Com: The Bureau’. The, in news, the guys talk about the new…

Mandate Radio: Ep. 68 (1/21/2015)

  Mandate Radio: Ep. 68 (1/21/2015) Welcome back to Mandate Radio! I3A’s premier video game podcast. Pete and Frank are once again joined by the luxurious Joe Fisher. The guys talk a bunch about games, Naked Gun, and a variety of other topics. Then, the guys do a little news. Finally, the guys do their…

Mandate Radio: Ep. 67 (1/14/2015)

  Mandate Radio: Ep. 67 (1/14/2015) The guys are back for more of their premier video game podcast Mandate Radio! Pete and Frank are getting work done as always, but this time they have two very special guests. The guys talk games, 2015, Pete’s jovial attitude, reading periodicals during periods, and new microphones. Then the…

Mandate Radio: Ep. 66 (1/7/2015)

  Mandate Radio: Ep. 66 (1/7/2014) Welcome back to Mandate Radio! I3A’s premier video game podcast! Pete and Frank are back and they hesitantly welcome back long since forgotten special guest Joe Fisher. The guys have a long discussion about ‘CS: GO’, ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’, ‘Tropico 4’, ‘Mark of the Ninja’, ‘Stealth Bastard…

Mandate Radio: Ep. 65 (12/31/2014)

  Mandate Radio: Ep. 65 (12/31/2014) Happy Wednesday everyone! and welcome back to I3A’s amazing video game podcast Mandate Radio! Pete is back with a vicious cough and him and Frank are rockin’ some video game and personal talk. The guys discuss ‘Nidhogg’, ‘How to Survive’, ‘Skullgirls’, ‘Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds’, ‘Dragon…

Pete’s Top Ten Games of 2014

2014 was all right by me. It was a year of positivity. It was one of my favorite years of gaming because I think it was the year I became most deeply imbedded in gaming. I played whatever I could get my hands on. It was really exhausting. I had a good year of podcasting…

Mandate Radio: Ep. 63 (12/17/2014)

Mandate Radio: Ep. 63 (12/17/2014) Happy Wednesday Everyone! Welcome back to I3A’s Premier Video Game Podcast, this is Mandate Radio. Pete and Frank are back to talk about ‘Plague, Inc.’, ‘Neo Scavenger’, ‘Blazblue: Calamity Trigger’, ‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’, ‘Ascension’, and ’80 Days’. The guys finish up the intro with a nice section…

’80 Days’ Review

There has always been something magical about choose-your-own adventure books. My first exposure was with the “Give Yourself Goosebumps” series and I remember flipping back pages because I had died in the story. The whole choose-your-own adventure thing had gone by the wayside as media advanced. There was a small niche of video games that…

Mandate Radio: Ep. 62 (12/10/2014)

Mandate Radio: Ep. 62 (12/10/2014) Happy Wednesday everyone! and welcome back to I3A’s premier video game podcast, this is Mandate Radio! Pete and Frank do a hop, skip, and pass out to the sound of their own arguing. After 30 minutes of self-searching, Pete and Frank talk about ‘The Vanishing of Ethan Carter’, ‘Dragon Age:…

Mandate Radio: Ep. 60 (11/26/2014)

Mandate Radio: Ep. 60 (11/26/2014) The dudes are back! Because it’s Wednesday and we’re happy or something. Joe continued his 30 minutes a week of ‘Transistor’, ‘Volgarr the Viking’, and played some more ‘COD’. Pete talks at length about ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ and ‘Destiny’. Frank built some spaceships in ‘Kerbal Space Program’ and built some…

‘Castle’ Review

Turns out building castles is insanely difficult. If you had a chance to check out our Indie Taste Test of ‘Castle’, you probably were thinking castle-building was a task for children. Mere mortals build castles. Why should I build castles? I’m half-god! Well you’re wrong on so many levels. Because castle-building can be next to…

Mandate Radio: Ep. 59 (11/19/2014)

Mandate Radio: Ep. 59 (11/19/2014) Pete, Frank, and Joe are back cause it’s Happy Wednesday! Joe played 30 minutes of ‘Transistor’ and a bunch of ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’. Pete played ‘Mushroom 11’, ‘Solforge’, ‘The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth’, and ‘Luftrausers’. Frank cuts back on his list of games to talk about ‘The Walking…

Mandate Radio: Ep. 58 (11/12/2014)

  Mandate Radio: Ep. 58 (11/12/2014) Welcome back to Mandate Radio! It’s Wednesday and the guys are here to talk games. Pete talks ‘Event 0’, ‘Castle’, ‘Artisan: Going Home Again’, ‘Hearthlands’, and ‘Coin Crypt’. Joe talks ‘COD: Advanced Warfare’, Pete makes some harsh statements about COD. Frank wants to talk about ‘Organ Trail’, ‘Trivia Crack’,…

Indie Taste Test- ‘Castle’

[youtube http://youtu.be/WEzabI49FmI]   Pete and Frank sit down with Castle and the fun doesn’t end when the fat lady sings. The fun just keeps going. Also, Frank Castle is the Punisher. Check out ‘Castle’ on Desura or get it from the ‘Castle’ Official Website! Then, if you like it, vote for it on Steam Greenlight. Check back Monday…

‘A Bird Story’ Review

With open arms and a cold-heart, I embraced ‘To the Moon‘, which was my first exposure to storyteller Kan Gao, of Freebird Games, and his mystical way of telling heartfelt tales through pixel art. ‘To the Moon’ was a swift and well-designed effort to humanize video game characters, without having them murdering everything in sight on…

‘Artisan Going Home Again’ Review

As far as weirdest games that I could be playing at any moment in time, ‘Artisan Going Home Again’ ranks among the weirdest. ‘Artisan’ is not inherently weird, but me playing it is probably a peculiar sight. However, regardless of what me playing ‘Artisan’ looks like, there are some really solid elements that make for…

Mandate Radio: Ep. 57 (11/5/2014)

  Mandate Radio: Ep. 57 (11/5/2014) Happy Wednesday everyone! Welcome back to Mandate Radio! The guys are talkin’ ‘Civilization: Beyond Earth’, ‘Race the Sun’, ‘Coin Crypt’, ‘Bayonetta 2’, ‘Hammerwatch’, ‘Devil’s Attorney’, and ‘Sleeping Dogs’. Then, in news the guys capture the essence of the price drop of the Xbone and ‘X-Wing’ and ‘Tie Fighter’s release…

‘Coin Crypt’ Review

When it came out in 2009, Dominion redefined most of what I knew about board games. I was playing tons of Magic:The Gathering at the time, but was sick of the crazy money sink I would have to put into a draft each week. $15 a week is a ton of money, especially when you’re not…

Indie Taste Test- ‘Event 0’

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJcY6D41sPo&feature=youtu.be]   Pete sits down with a first look at Event 0, a space and computer simulation that puts the player on an abandoned ship with nothing but an obviously corrupt and lonely AI to interact with. Check out ‘Event 0’ at the official website and check back for more upon ‘Event 0’s full release.