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Episode CXXVII: "Don’t Pay Attention To Us! We’re Mormons!"

Our Bastette-In-Training returns for an all-new episode!

This week the B3 crew looks at the week in sports, including a final wrap-up before Super Bowl Sunday (since this was recorded the Saturday before the game). The new movie Chronicle is reviewed, Saignement tries her hardest to forget Underworld: Awakening, and King Baby Duck gets riled up when the best movie of 2011 gets screwed over at this year’s Oscar nominations. Finally the demos for Twisted Metal, Syndicate, Gotham City Impostors, Happy Action Theater, and Rhythm Heaven are looked at, and Saignement shares her initial thoughts on Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Soul Calibur V.

A lot to discuss, and it all fits into place. It’s Episode 127: “Don’t Pay Attention To Us! We’re Mormons!” (You’ll have to see Chronicle to know the meaning behind today’s title.)

Episode CV: The Elite Gamers Of The Benevolent Press

What’s better than have the Issues Program dudes show up to talk about the first half-year in gaming? How about having pro gamer, reviewer and model Raychul Moore joining the roundtable?

In a special episode the Bastards welcome Issues Guy, JC Sergeant and Raychul Moore to the program, as they dissect the current goings-on in the gaming world. Find out which games have already made it to their best-of 2011 list, and which upcoming titles they’re looking forward to most. Plus the gang chimes in on the true nature and style of Duke Nukem Forever, and figure out if L.A. Noire is a title that deserves to be on the pedestal that other gaming sites seem to put them on.

It’s all right here on this super-sized episode of the Boston Bastard Brigade. It’s Episode 105: The Elite Gamers Of The Benevolent Press!

Episode XCVIII: The E3 Hangover

Still groggy from LA the King returns with Anvil and Mr. Cuse by his side.

This week King Baby Duck reveals his top ten picks from this year’s E3 Expo, and Anvil shares his thoughts on the debut performance from Contemporarily Out of Order. The trio look at the film The Hangover Part Two, Mr. Cuse reviews Water For Elephants and Midnight In Paris and Anvil & KBD give their reasons why X-Men: First Class might be the best prequel ever made. Plus Anvil quickly looks at Just Go With It and River of Darkness, and throws a plug in for the folks at Cage Titans Fighting Championship.

It’s all packaged here in Episode 98: The E3 Hangover.

"Twisted Metal" Demo Reigns Insanity At E3

It’s been a long time coming, but Twisted Metal is back, and this time it’s as nasty and raw as it wants to be.

At the Sony booth at E3 I managed to get in an early line to try out the online multiplayer  mode in Twisted Metal, with a set up that was similar to capture the flag. In it your team had to destroy the statues of your opponents before the time ran out, and then proceed to protect your statues in the second round. The team with the highest score in the end wins. While it sounds like your run-of-the-mill battle mode, it’s far from it in the world of Twisted Metal.

Players were able choose from a massive foray of vehicles, ranging from Sweet Tooth’s ice cream truck to a helicopter. For this demo I chose what I believed was called the Meat Grinder, but it was basically a run-down version of the Ghostbusters vehicle. Each of these vehicles came with their own special tricked-out weapons. Mine came with a crazed man strapped on a rocket-powered wheelchair. Once everyone’s vehicles had been chosen, the chaos began.

From there everyone started driving around destroying everything around them, hitting every pedestrian they could see and blowing up their opponents. All the gamers around me were laughing maniacally as they were spreading mass carnage around the city. The excitement from them was indescribable, as they were having what seemed like the time of their lives. Nostalgic vibes came off Twisted Metal, as I have been a huge fan of the series since it began back in the 90s.

Everything we loved about the title was right here, only bigger, badder and looking realistic. The graphics in Twisted Metal were outstanding, as every smash, crash and boom was captured in all of its glory. Its gameplay is as insane as ever, and its core structure was at the peak of its upmost greatness. The controls took a bit to figure out, and I didn’t know how to reverse my vehicle, but once I was thrown into the game I just went gun-crazy and tried to blow up everything that moved. (Granted I wound up killing some of my teammates, but I was in the moment!)

In the end my team wound up winning 4-2, and I managed to get a fair amount of kills to earn a few extra points. The overall feeling with every gamer in that booth was mutual: from what we saw in this demo Twisted Metal is going to be everything we could want in this title. When it finally hits the PS3 on October 4th you can bet highly that gamers new and old will be battling away on what might be one of the best games of 2011.

Episode XCI: Three Men & A King Baby Duck

The Bastards say “Good riddance to bad Ramirez!” in an all-new episode.

This week the B3 crew discuss why they tend to avoid certain movies for obviously good reasons, and why they go too far in some cases. Anvil and Mr. Cuse say adios to the crybaby known as Mannie Ramirez, Mr. Cuse reports on the PGA Masters, Anvil gives his NFL Draft Picks and much more in the sports segment. Then the guys give their thoughts on UFC Personal Trainer, the new Twisted Metal and Sonic Generations, and King Baby Duck and Blueonic review the demos for Red Faction: Battlegrounds and The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile. Finally Mr. Cuse takes a look at the artist Eric Hutchinson and the others give their opinion of the new album from m-flo/Teriyaki Boyz member VERBAL.

It all happens here on Episode 91: Three Men & A King Baby Duck!

"Twisted Metal" Trailer Debuts, Release Date Announced

Be very afraid when you hear the ice cream truck playing on your street. Sweet Tooth is back, and he looks pissed! (Well, more pissed than usual.)

It has been announced that Twisted Metal is set to return this year on the PS3, with a release date of October 4. Developed by Eat Sleep Play the game will feature four-player multiplayer along with sixteen-player online modes (including Nuke Mode, where players go head-to-head with their opposing faction). As of right now four factions have been named: the Clowns, the Dolls, the Skulls and the Preachers, with the slight chance of a few more being announced. New and classic vehicles will be available to play, along with a massive arsenal of weapons and surprises. Expect more info to be revealed at E3 this year, with the possible chance of a playable demo.