Story Mode Now on iTunes & Stitcher!


Good news, everyone! Story Mode is now available as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher! This means you can subscribe to the show and receive automatic updates each time I post new content! HOORAY!

If you like what you’ve been hearing, there’s so much more to come! Please help me keep the dream alive by subscribing. 🙂

Thanks for all the support!

Playing Pinball @ Free Gold Watch with Tony Urso


A few months back, I ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in years. I asked him what games he’d been playing recently. He replied, “Well, nothing on consoles. What I’m really into now is pinball.”

I didn’t think much of it at the time, and maybe it was just the power of suggestion, but I began noticing more and more pinball all around me – a few pics on Instagram, a couple of errant tweets, pinball in the background of a sitcom, the suggestion of pinball as deviant behavior in Anatomy of a Murder. A surprising number of pinball references were accumulating in my daily life. How? Why?

Then one day, I was sifting through the Facebooks and noticed a post from a former colleague about Free Gold Watch, a combination print shop and pinball arcade here in San Francisco. Turned out he’d been working there for a while and was part of their pinball league.

I had to know more. Here’s his story…

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HCF Podcast #11: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare & Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number


To me, this episode is all about embarrassment. Playing certain games can be, apparently, embarrassing. Failing at a game in front of strangers, equally, if not more so. All the man hours that have gone into boob physics? Embarrassing for sure.

I cannot, for the life of me, understand why Chris would be embarrassed to play Call of Duty. Sure, the annual release cycle has caused the franchise to drop the ball here and there (:::cough::: GHOSTS :::cough:::), but the game is popular for a reason: it’s fun! FUN, I SAY!

For my part, I got to fail in front of strangers and feel like an asshole while playing Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. Painful experiences all around this week, but they make for an entertaining episode.

Listen for yourself!

Story Mode Audio Sessions On Soundcloud

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All past and future Story Mode episodes will now be available on Soundcloud! Click here to give a listen.

I’m already recording a slew of new episodes! Please stay tuned for more stories from gamers and folks inside the games industry.

HCF Podcast #10: The Binding of Isaac & Don’t Starve (Together)


In this episode, Chris and I discuss beloved indie roguelikes The Binding of Isaac and Don’t Starve. What’s so satisfying about these punishingly hard games? Beats me! Seriously. The games beat me. Continually. Womp womp. frown emoticon

Listen up!

New Hypercombofinish Podcast! Episode #9

podcast_imageA brand new episode of the HCF Podcast is now up for your listening pleasure! Do you like video games? Do you like swearing? Do you like hearing people swear while discussing video games? Then, boy, have we got an episode for you!

In this episode, Chris and I discuss Far Cry 4, Far Cry 3, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, and Don’t Starve… cuz, we’re super awesome at keeping things current.

Click to visit HCF and give a listen!

Free Tavern Songs, You Guys

FreeDownloadThe good folks at BioWare have made all of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s tavern songs available for free download. The download also includes sheet music, so you can try your hand at a tune or two. If you do, be sure to enter the Fan Celebration Contest with your recording – or video, or fan art, or what have you. I wonder whether they’d accept some slash…. Hmmmmm…

P.S. Here is everyone’s favorite song:

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