As we return from an unintentional break we face the ridiculous amount of comment backup we have caused, we talk about what Valve's Big Picture Mode means for the future of the service, and wish THQ a fond farewell.
Manscaping, Dead Space 3, and Aliens: Colonial Marines.
Finally our choices for Games of the Year are revealed, and we jump into a possible future hybrid of traditional games with in-game purchases and separately sold components.
Christmas, FTL, Halo 4 and Wal Mart.
The Gameinsight crew welcomes back John Fenix to the podcast and also Ben Mazzara, as all four finish up discussion of video game storytelling and move on to nominations for the best games and DLC of the year, and a special segment looking forward to the most anticipated games of 2013.
Whiplash is welcomed on the podcast this week as he responds to John's arguments and gets some substantial support for his own position.
WiiU, Black Ops 2, Far Cry 3 and Curiosity
This time on the podcast, the duo welcome back John Tarr for his second appearance as they take on a gargantuan listener email about storytelling in video games and FFXIII, as well as talking about the model for AAA titles moving forward.
Black Ops 2, Halo 4, Assassin's Creed 3, Hitman: Absolution, Far Cry 3, Kansas City and Thanksgiving.
On the podcast this week, Alex and Simon talk about the effects of CoD seeping into games such as Halo 4, and the fundamental reasons why some games' multiplayer modes keep us coming back for more.