Jul 152014
 

Tonight we test our new podcast over Google Hangouts, talk early access, pre-order bonuses, Rise of the Triad, Risk of Rain, You Don’t Know Jack, and much more!!

What is Extra Lives?
Extra Lives is an all new video game podcast brought to you by Kyle McCauley and Kyle Penrod (formally of The Backwards Compatible Podcast) where we get down to the nitty gritty and absolute fun that is the wonderful world of games.

Why Episode Zero?
Great question anonymous stranger! While we’re frothing at the mouth to start this podcast, we don’t quite have everything we need just yet. So we figured why not release a half baked product in it’s place until we are ready! When everything is said and done we’ll be recording every week (probably Saturday evenings) via Google Hangouts On Air and releasing both a video version (similar to the one above) and a tired and true audio version of the podcast via our website (forthcoming) and of course at the ol’ CarpeGM.net because we love those guys! Until then feel free to join us in the chat while live on the air (via Google+) every week and let us know what you think!

Cheers!
-Kyle

Feb 042014
 

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With Aaron back from assignment, we talk ever changing items in Legend of Dungeon, replaying the entire Tomb Raider series, contemplate radical strategies in League of Legends, point and clicking in Broken Age, ghost whales in Paranautical Activity, and what the hell is going on at Nintendo? All this and much more on this week’s episode!

 

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Theme Music is:

“Play the Game” by Pocketmaster

Additional Music is:

“Do The Mario” from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show

Jan 152014
 

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With Aaron out on assignment this week; Kyle, David, and Penrod talk Snowmageddon, gun realism in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, our haul from the 2013 Steam Holiday Sale, cloud based gaming with Playstation Now, Valve’s master plan for the Steam Machines, and enlist the Overblood Super Replay Group for help deciding our Game of the Year 2013 award. All this and more in this week’s edition!

 

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Theme Music is:

“Play the Game” by Pocketmaster

Additional Music is:

“Theme from Call of Duty: Black Ops II” by Trent Reznor from the COD: Black Ops II OST

Dec 252013
 

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Join the Millennium Falcon of podcast this week as we look forward to the holidays, laugh at Borderlands 2, cry at Bioshock Infinitie, embrace the calamity of Just Cause 2, bring back the League of Legends hour, and try to figure out what went wrong with Youtube! Plus you are all now honorary members of the Penrod family. One of us! One of us!

 

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Theme Music is:

“Play the Game” by Pocketmaster

Additional Music is:

“God Only Knows” from the Bioshock Infinite OST

Dec 132013
 

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Join the gang this week as we discuss what we picked up for the Steam Autumn Sale and introduce our new rating system. Penrod goes from happy to rage in record time in Gotham City Imposters. David puts his sleuthing skills to test in L.A. Noire. Kyle justifies his purchase of Gone Home. Aaron finally plays Skyrim and breaks the fourth wall with The Stanley Parable. Plus everyone can’t stop raving about Far Cry 3 and we can’t help but discuss the train-wreck that was the VGX awards.

 

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Theme Music is:

“Play the Game” by Pocketmaster

Additional Music is:

“Make It Bun Dem” from the Far Cry 3 OST

Nov 122013
 

 

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Join the Gang this week as we discuss what we’ve been playing. Kyle forces David to buy Fallout 3 (at gunpoint), we continue the Dark Souls/Demon’s Souls talk (INVISIBLE WALKWAYS!), keep erections at bay for Trackmania 2 (Hot Wheels for adults!), pronounce Volgarr the Viking (Biking), narrate The Stanley Parable (Blue Grass!), laugh at Crysis 2′s A.I. again (Cloak Engaged!), and discuss strategies in Call of Juarez Gunslinger (Shoot ‘em in the face!). Plus we determine if the Next-Gen Resolutiongate pandemic is just hyperbole and reminisce on Blockbuster’s heyday.

 

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Theme Music is:

“Play the Game” by Pocketmaster

Jan 112013
 
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CarpeGM.net collects quite a few news feeds from an, ever-growing, and diverse group of our favorite producers and and publishers in the gaming industry and geek pop culture.

We do this so that you can get gaming news from multiple sources at one site, while hopefully, expanding the horizons of our readers, as well as our own,  and getting the word out on new products.

Each week we highlight one of these feeds in our Weekly FEEDture.

This week…

Margaret Weis Productions

Margaret Weis Productions

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Aug 242012
 
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“fiendish Nazi scientists, terrifying ancient mysteries, legendary German war machines, desperate partisans, gun-toting paratroopers, determined investigators, and enough writhing tentacles to pack ten Reichstags”

What more could you want?

Achtung! Cthulhu Now Available for Realms of Cthulhu!

MODIPHIUS, the London based role-playing games imprint has announced a licence deal with Pinnacle Entertainment Group for the Savage Worlds role-playing game and partnership with Reality Blurs to bring the Achtung! Cthulhu campaigns to the Realms of Cthulhu community.

The Achtung! Cthulhu setting is packed full of fiendish Nazi scientists, terrifying ancient mysteries, legendary German war machines, desperate partisans, gun-toting paratroopers, determined investigators, and enough writhing tentacles to pack ten Reichstags!

The first release for Achtung! Cthulhu – Zero Point Part 1 – Three Kings for Realms of Cthulhu is out now at RPGNow.com.

Achtung! Cthulhu  – Zero Point is a globe-spanning campaign, written by Sarah Newton (Legends of Anglerre, Mindjammer), converted by Dave Blewer (of Sundered Skies fame), with artwork by Dim Martin and layout Michal Cross. Spread over several standalone releases the first 44 page book ‘Three Kings’ is out now. In this first adventure join a band of heroic soldiers, intelligence agents, and resistance fighters behind enemy lines on the eve of World War Two, as they discover unspeakable horrors in the nightmarish lands of occupied Czechoslovakia! Featuring a complete multi-episode wartime adventure, full colour maps, background details on occupied Czechoslovakia, new rules for wartime investigations, and pre-generated characters so you can get playing straight away!

Each Achtung! Cthulhu campaign book is also a full blown setting with new rules, vehicles, characters, alternate and historical wartime events, setting information and much Savage goodness! The episodic releases are completely stand alone and designed to allow the adventures or setting material to be used within existing games or played as thrilling one off perilous escapades. 

The forthcoming www.achtungcthulhu.com website will host a growing community, free downloads, merchandising and product information for the Achtung! Cthulhu range.

For further information please contact Chris Birch, chris@modiphius.com or go to www.facebook.com/modiphius

Realms of Cthulhu and all associated logos and trademarks are copyright Reality Blurs and are used with permission.


More Information on Achtung! Cthulhu

Discover the secret history of World War Two – stories of the amazing heroism which struggled to overthrow a nightmare alliance of science and the occult, of frightening inhuman conspiracies from the depths of time, and the unbelievable war machines which were the product of Nazi scientific genius – and how close we all came to a slithering end!

Play a huge range of classic wartime heroes such as Russian political officers, German U-Boat commanders, British commandoes, RAF pilots, US rangers, Washington investigators, London journalists, Hollywood starlets, and resistance fighters from all across Europe, who must all unite in the battle against the darker side of World War Two. Play three whole campaigns leading from the opening shots of the War in 1939, through intrigue and adventure in Occupied Europe, the siege of Berlin in 1945, and finally the cold wastes of Antarctica in 1946!

Written for the popular Call of Cthulhu, Savage Worlds & Trail of Cthulhu roleplaying game systems, Achtung! Cthulhu will thrust your characters in to the midst of a dark and desperate struggle, as Cthulhu’s minions take advantage of the chaos wrought by the Third Reich to topple civilization! The massive world-spanning Achtung! Cthulhu setting features occult conspiracies, terrifying Nazi war machines, and an ancient evil so powerful that it threatens to tear the world apart!

More Information on MODIPHIUS

MODIPHIUS is the London based role-playing games imprint founded by Chris Birch, writer of the Ennie nominated Starblazer Adventures & co-writer of Legends of Anglerre. MODIPHIUS works closely with artists, writers and designers to develop gaming brands that can grow beyond the games market.

More Information on Reality Blurs

Reality Blurs is the Memphis based game design studio started in 2004 by Sean Preston, the creator of Agents of Oblivion, Iron Dynasty, Realms of Cthulhu, and RunePunk and developer and publisher  of Ravaged Earth, Shaintar, and more. It holds the unique distinction of being the longest running Savage Worlds licensee in the business. The studio is founded around one simple philosophy—to create games it wants to play. Check out the crew’s website at realityblurs.com for regular news and commentary, join them on Facebook (RealityBlurs), and follow Sean on Twitter @realityblurs.

 

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Aug 142012
 
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The second installment of the D&D Next play-test is ready for download.

If you have not got in on this yet, but you’re interested at all, you should sign up.  This is an opportunity to have your voice heard in the, as far as I know, biggest game play-test ever. (Don’t quote me on that)  It also gives one a nice perspective concerning game development and play-testing for  table-top RPGs.

This installment includes Character Gen, DM guidelines, new monsters, and pre-gen characters

For those of us who are already a part of this event, apparently we need to make an account specifically for the play-test.  They’re trying not to repeat the debacle that was the first download release.

Here’s the link!

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