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GRcade Twitchcast Episode 9 – Driveless, Porting and Responsibility!

This week your hosts are Doom and Pedz and joining is newcomer Lord Aten.

After a couple of weeks of being unable to do the GRcade Twitchcast, Doom and Pedz get together with Lord Aten and get Episode 9 underway.

The team talk about The Xbox One that’s coming out fairly soon which will not have a disc drive. It will be an all-digital home console, we ponder how successful it will be and whether they release the NeXtbox with 2 SKU’s one with and one without a disc drive, ould we buy it.

The second topic of discussion is about the Halo Master Chief Collection coming to PC, the fact it’s coming to PC is what a lot asked for, and we kind of expected it, but the surprising thing is it’s coming to Steam, a rival PC store.

Lastly, the topic turns to the reception that ‘Anthem’ has gotten and how ‘The Division 2’ is getting a better one, and the chat does get a little heated as Doom and Pedz are in a little disagreement about responsibility behind a game’s failure.

Don’t forget that the Twitchcast is a Podcast that is live stream to Twitch.

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GRcade’s top 10 Xbox games of all-time

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Following the E3 announcement that original Xbox games will be coming to Xbox One, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to look at the games GRcade members recently voted as their top 10 Xbox titles of all-time.

Narrowly missing out on the top 10 were Beyond Good and Evil, Doom 3, Grand Theft Auto III, Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.

Top spot was shared by two titles.

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Halo: Combat Evolved (Bungie, Microsoft Game Studios – 2001)
Personally, I’ve never really got on with the Halo series. It’s so generic, and the weapons are so puny. But I know I’m in the minority when it comes to this.

1= Jet Set Radio Future (Smilebit, Sega – 2002)
The sequel to the Dreamcast’s Jet Set Radio.

3= Ninja Gaiden / Ninja Gaiden Black (Team Ninja, Tecmo – 2004)
At the time this was considered to be one of the hardest Xbox games released.

3= Project Gotham Racing 2 (Bizarre Creations, Microsoft Game Studios – 2003)
Not only a fantastic racing game, but you get the excellent Geometry Wars included as a minigame.

5= Fable (Big Blue Box Studios, Microsoft Game Studios – 2004)
Adventure RPG from the mind of Peter Molyneux that spawned two sequels.

5= OutRun 2 (Sumo Digital, Microsoft Game Studios – 2004)
Worth it’s place in the top 10 on the strength of its tune Magical Sound Shower alone.

7. Halo 2 (Bungie, Microsoft Game Studios – 2004)
The most overrated game of all-time. That’s right, you heard me.

8= Burnout 3: Takedown (Criterion Games, Electronic Arts – 2004)
The changes to gameplay this introduced from Burnout 2: Point of Impact were controversial at the time (diluting the purity of originals was the claim). But it’s quality endures – as one GRcader recently put it: “Has Burnout 3 ever been bettered for simple thrills in racing?”

8= Jade Empire (BioWare, Microsoft Game Studios – 2005)
BioWare’s next RPG project after two fantastic Star Wars titles.

8= Otogi: Myth of Demons (FromSoftware, Sega – 2003)
Hack and slash title from the developer of Dark Souls.

8= Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (BioWare, LucasArts – 2003)
Catapulted BioWare into the top tier of developers, and proved western RPGs could be just as good as their Japanese counterparts.

8= The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (Starbreeze Studios /Tigo Studios, Vivendi Universal Games – 2004)
Licensed games are always terrible, right? Not this one, a superb-looking and super-smart FPS.

Disagree with our top 10? Let us know in the comments or join the discussion on GRcade.

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