Command Center

Command Center

This is a podcast that delves deep into some of the most popular, and lesser known video games of the past. Play along with three completely unqualified gamers as we explore the nuances of a different title each month. More than just another review, this is an analysis of the development process, level design, story, game-play mechanics, legacy and more. Join us as we break down a game from inception to completion as well as its impact on the industry as a whole.... Show More

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January 29, 2021 62 min

After a holiday hiatus the boys are back! We took a little time off because of some real world events and of course the holidays, sorry for not giving a heads up ahead of time but, as they say, shit happens. Hopefully you guys played Return of the Obra Dinn like you were supposed to because we are finally going to talk about it. Along with all the other games we got into during the break including Rimworld, Read Dead Redemption 2, ...

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November 9, 2020 67 min

Yes this episode is quite late. No, we are not very sorry, chalk it up to just another 2020 woe. Good news is the world hasn't ended...yet. We aren't dealing with radioactive fallout, there aren't roving gangs of thugs, and most importantly we don't live in Arizona. Yes, that's right we played Wasteland 2 over the last month and have some hot takes on the importance of antacids and discourse on the finer points ...

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October 3, 2020 76 min

If you've got a thing for men in tights, deep baritone voices, hanging ominously from gargoyles, and capes, then I know of a great club down the street that yo-......wait, no, I know of a great game that you would love! BATMAN! Arkham Asylum was our homework for last month and some of us even went above and beyond to play some of the other games in the series as well. Tune in to find out what the boys thought of this 2009 Game ...

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August 31, 2020 64 min

It's time to go back to a modern classic! Admittedly not quite a hidden gem, but with the Master Chief collection FINALLY being patched to the point of playable, the boys just couldn't resist. We'll see if this re-skin of a beloved game will be up to snuff for famously fickle gamers. Spoiler alert: Cortana is looking THICC, Sergeant Johnson was a named character in the game, and the three of us have no future in our bud...

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August 5, 2020 59 min

Have you ever wanted to pilot your very own X-wing, A-wing, V-wing, chicken-wing? Well now is your chance with Rogue Squadron! You can even cruise through space, blasting tie fighters left and right in a purple convertible. No, seriously, that's in this game. Back from a time when cheat codes were all the rage and the Star Wars franchise hadn't been subjected to the prequels or (thank god) sequels yet. Join us as we chat ab...

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July 20, 2020 23 min

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron is well underway, but what else have the boys been dipping their toes into? Vats of Jell-o, Pools that are too warm, impressionist painting, among other things. OH! And Sea of Thieves, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Red Dead Redemption 2, Hearts of Iron 4 (again), and Fallout: New Vegas plus more. Hopefully this situation report will keep you held over until our next full length episode drops at the end of the...

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June 28, 2020 55 min

Aye dios mio! The boys tackled the cult classic Grim Fandango last month. But more than that, we got into the gritty details of Bill Shaver's life, the finer points of the decline of adventure PC games, and the lasting impact that the game made on the PC gaming scene. But don't let that distract you from the fact that It's a game that came out back in 1998 when undertaker threw mankind off hell in a cell and plummeted 1...

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June 15, 2020 17 min

What have the boys been playing? Not what we are supposed to be playing. Some of us just can't get enough SimAnt and are hopelessly addicted.

But seriously we want to play SimAnt.

Someone request it so I have an excuse.

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May 30, 2020 76 min

Comrade reporting! This month we tackled Red Alert 2 and had a special guest, our 4th member of the Command Center crew, Nick! Some of us *cough*Daniel and Jason*cough* are notoriously terrible at RTS's and some others *cough*NICK*cough* are really good so we get the entire spectrum of analysis. Whether you serve the Soviet Union or Allies, there's good fun to be had by all. Be sure to check our YouTube for our sub-par vide...

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May 16, 2020 16 min

This is our first mid-month update. From here on out we will be doing a quick 15 minute situation report on the 15th of every month. We'll talk about what games we are playing (other than our book club game), gaming news, completely unrelated subjects, and whatever else bounces into our extremely scatterbrained minds. Also be sure to check out our brand new YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOrRL0BG-dLc-TO0U7v...

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May 7, 2020 78 min

It's our year anniversary episode! Yes, it was delayed. Yes, we were lazy and recorded it a few days late. And yes, my hard drive failed a few hours after recording which delayed it even further. YET, alas, using some shady hard drive recovery software I found in the bowels of the internet I was able to retrieve it for your listening pleasure! Come along with us as we celebrate our year on the airwaves and play one of Blizzard&...

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March 27, 2020 78 min

Ahoy ye scurvy landlubbers! Set your sights on the open sea and take a trip of adventure with the boys in the Command Center. Sid Meiers is known most for Civilization, but he has dipped his toe in many waters, including the Carribean. This month we took on his try at a pirate simulator and had a hell of a time with it. We also are pretty excited about next month's episode which will be our 1 year anniversary of broadcasting. W...

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February 28, 2020 56 min

System Shock 2 is a cult classic, beloved by gamers far and wide. It influenced a ton of games since its release in 1999 but does it hold up to today's standards? The boys try to figure that out in this month episode as well as discuss the minutia of "goat spreading". Don't ask, you don't want to know.


But DO listen.

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January 31, 2020 101 min

Have you ever wanted to play a game that was so good you hate it? Have you ever felt compelled to play it for a podcast episode and then spend an inordinate amount of time talking about it? Well...We did! Spanning the time from 1996 to 2016, X-COM has pretty much always been around, and it offered a great opportunity to compare old vs. new. We did it. Ad nauseam. JOIN US!

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January 4, 2020 81 min

More boosters! More struts! NO! WAIT! EJECT EJECT EJE-......*Revert to launch*

Why wait for Elon to take us to Mars when you can do it yourself right now from the comfort of your own sad basement apartment? 2020 is finally here which means we are that much closer to the release of Kerbal Space Program 2. With this in mind, the boys decided to revisit an old favorite. If KSP teaches us anything, it's that there is a silver lining...

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November 29, 2019 69 min

Want to re-live Point Break but without the rad 90's aesthetic and dramatic firing of a pistol into the air while screaming in rage? How about giving people Italian jobs? Already seen Ocean's 11, 12, 13, 25, 20k? Well do we have the game for you! Payday 2 was last months homework and the boys have some strong feelings about it. We are also super excited about next months title so don't miss out.

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October 25, 2019 86 min

ReZOURCERS under attack! Episode 6 see's the boys tackle a few games that have a cult following, and even a long awaited 3rd chapter coming out in 2020. Homeworld was a groundbreaking 4X RTS that revolutionized the genre. We laughed, we cried, we even held each other tenderly. You won't want to miss this one.

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September 27, 2019 62 min

HOLD IT! Break out those DS's, Switches, GBA's, or PC's, the boys had a run at Ace Attorney this month. We spent way too much time and an embarrassing amount of hair gel trying to get our hair as sufficiently spikey as Phoenix Wright's, and hopefully you did too! Enter a world of courthouse drama and anime sweat beads in this trilogy of games and find out what game we are tearing up next month.

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August 31, 2019 75 min

CHOO CHOOOOO!!! Travel back in time to when the west wasn't won, women couldn't vote, and dying of dysentery was fashionable. This month the boys played Railroad Tycoon 3 and now all feel a little more entrepreneurial. the world of gaming is usually cutthroat, but this game sure takes it to a new level. 

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August 6, 2019 58 min

In light of Bloodlines 2 being previewed at E3, we are revisiting the flawed but fabulous Bloodlines 1! Ever wanted to be a creature of the night? How about fight gargoyles, ghouls, and demons? What about land yourself a big tiddy goth girlfriend? Well you are in luck ladies and gents, it's all inside. Come hear what your favorite boys have to say about this much beloved and derided game!

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