#15: A Wok to Remember

We face our fears and name our Japanese restaurants. Our subjects for this week: driverless cars, Japanese cooking, plane crashes, and zombies.

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#46: Marle & Me

Kevin, Stevie, Steve, and Keith are reunited for the first time in a long time on the latest episode of GTSB. They nerd out about JRPGs from 20 years ago, and then they get current and talk about the Playstation 4 Pro and Super Mario Run. Oh, and Keith finally got the UltraHDMI.

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#14: Catholicism

Another week, another episode with Stevie and Lucia. This time they’ve brought friends. Our subjects for this week: “Would Your Rather” situations, all things overrated, coleslaw, paper towels, and Catholicism.

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#11: The 1904 Olympic Marathon

We’re committed to a podcast every Friday. Sometimes that means Steve calls in and talks about the 1904 Olympic Marathon for 25 minutes. Our subjects for this week: smells, sandwiches, and the best marathon ever.

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Retro Rehab: Super Mario World

I thought I hit rock-bottom about four months ago. After a brief stint of sobriety earlier in the year, I fell off the wagon. I found myself spending more time with Destiny than with my loved ones. Worse still, I found myself spending more time with Destiny than any other video game. I wasn’t eating. I wasn’t sleeping. I was just chasing that max light level dragon. And then one day, it just clicked in my head. This was a colossal waste of time.

Finally, with this monkey off my back, I could refocus my energy on our podcasts, this website, and the games that I had been ignoring. I played Uncharted 1, Uncharted 2, Uncharted 3, Uncharted 4, Until Dawn, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Inside. And it was great. I felt like a real gamer again.

Then someone messaged me about two weeks ago. Someone from my past. Someone who enabled me time and time again.

“It’s Iron Banner this weekend in Destiny. You can get the gauntlets you need to hit max light level.”

And with those few words, I was back. Just for two hours, but I was back. I haven’t played since, but it forced me to admit to myself that I’ll always be a Destiny addict. I was left with no choice but to check myself back into a more intense version of Retro Rehab. I’ve added an extra step to make sure my sobriety sticks for good this time, but for now, it’s time for step 3, Super Mario World. Continue reading

Smash Bash 3 Matches

On March 26, 2016, the bros of gametimebro.com got together for our annual Smash Bash Tournament. This double-elimination tournament was seeded using total kills accumulated from a series of twenty 4-player prelim matches in which every player played every other player exactly once.

The initial seeding:

1 STEVIE 5 KEVIN 9 BOUTIN
2 STEVE 6 JEREMY 10 BTOWN
3 COREY 7 TREVOR 11 SWEEN
4 KEITH 8 BRYAN 12 WEBBER

The tournament tree was populated based on those seeds, and a total of 40 one-on-one matches were played to determine this year’s Smash Bash Champion. For the first time ever, many of these matches have been recorded and uploaded to YouTube in their entirety. Check them out below.

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Match Videos:

Finals: Kevin vs. Stevie

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#9: Peak TV

It’s our mid-year best of TV podcast and we’re only a month late! Our subjects for this week: best new show, best show we caught up on, most improved show, and show we are most looking forward for the rest of 2016.

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#1: What Is It to Be a Hero?

We just launched Subject to Change, our new podcast that will be releasing every Friday! Each guest brings a different subject to table in this verbal potluck. Our subjects for this week: launching this new podcast, the Red Sox, male grooming, and Daredevil.

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Review: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

When Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was first teased at the PS4 launch event in November of 2013, it was met with some trepidation from fans. After all, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception seemed to be a fitting end to the then trilogy as Nate, Sully, and Elena quite literally rode (a plane) off into the sunset. Fan concern grew as Uncharted 4 lost some of its most key personnel during development, including Justin Richmond, game director, and Amy Hennig, creative director and head writer. On top of that, when Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley, the leads of The Last of Us, came in as the new co-directors, they threw out eight months of story on which Hennig and her team had been working. In the hands of a less capable developer, this game would have crumbled under the weight of this type of upheaval, but with Uncharted 4, Naughty Dog proves once again why many consider it to be the preeminent developer in the entire industry. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a massive achievement. With its gripping story, unrivaled character development, satisfying gameplay, and the very best graphics that have ever been produced on console, it not only justifies its existence as a sequel, but it unseats Uncharted 2: Among Thieves as the best Uncharted game there is. In fact, when the dust settles, this could very well be this generation’s best game, period.

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Uncharted 4: Chapters 12 – 15

Watch as I play chapters twelve through fifteen of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. My thoughts from day four: Naughty Dog managed to create both the best written and best looking game this generation. To me, this is the new measuring stick against which all Triple A games should be compared. Check back tomorrow 5/14/16 as I will be streaming the remainder of the game, and come back next week for my final review.

Uncharted 4: Chapters 7 – 11

Watch as I play chapters seven through eleven of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. My thoughts from day three: I’m glad I didn’t seek out the second half of the E3 Demo so the best action sequence of the series wasn’t spoiled for me. The real standout sequence actually came right afterwards, however, with Drake and Elena’s emotional exchange in the hotel room. Check back tomorrow 5/13/16 as I will be streaming the next few chapters, and come back next week for my final review.

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Uncharted 4: Chapters 4-6

Watch as I play chapters four through six of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. My thoughts from day two: It’s a little slower to get into the action than I’m used to, but that’s a small price to pay for the tremendous character development we’re getting.  The Last of Us influences are clear, and Uncharted 4 is better for it. Check back tomorrow 5/12/16 as I will be streaming the next few chapters, and come back next week for my final review.

Uncharted 4: Chapters 1-3

Watch as I play the first three chapters of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. My initial thoughts: It’s the most visually impressive game I’ve ever played, and it’s fun as hell. Check back tomorrow 5/11/16 as I will be streaming the next few chapters, and come back next week for my final review.

Smash Bash 2 Highlights

It’s March and that means it’s time for another Smash Bash. In celebration of March Madness, the gametimebros hold an annual Super Smash Bros Round Robin Tournament in order to award the most super of all the bros a fitting trophy. Last year Stevie took home the prize, but stay tuned to gametimebro.com to find out who takes it home this year. Check out last year’s highlights below and check out all the results here.

Championship: Stevie (STEW) vs. Steve (STAN)

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Brolympics: Super Mario 64

In the sixth event of the gametimebrolympics, The Last Ride’s Marissa attempts to best Nice Wang, Bro’s self-proclaimed “Nintendo expert” Stevie in Super Mario 64 slide races.

UPDATE: The Broylmpic Committee has announced that the finish of this event is under investigation due to allegations of cheating. Brian Townsend, Chairman of the committee, has promised to make a ruling before closing ceremonies.