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The Best Podcast on the Citadel, Episode 26

The Best Podcast on the Citadel is here to break down another week of video game news, and what a week it was. The inaugural Video Game Awards wrapped up, with some clear cut winners, some marginal picks and a few outright head scratchers. Hosts Blake Anglin and Chris Mrkvicka discuss the nominees, the winners and what they would have picked for each category. Arguments abound, and it’s quite likely you have your own thoughts on the list. Leave us a comment with your picks. We would love to hear them!

In other news, Swedish police raided and shut down The Pirate Bay, minimally inconveniencing those who enjoyed getting their digital media the old-fashioned way: stealing it. What are the implications of this? Is this a serious blow against piracy? You don’t even need to tune into the next episode of Dragonball Z to find out, as we have all the answers right here.

With third-party exclusives making the news (for all the wrong reasons it seems like), now is a good time to discuss what that means for the industry. Two recent examples serve to showcase what we are talking about: Microsoft publishing the new Tomb Raider game, and Sony locking up Street Fighter V for all eternity (on consoles at least). They both make for an interesting case study, and we give you all the info you need to know about them.

Finally, we list out most hated video game character. With any number of annoying, evil and downright distasteful characters to choose from, you can imagine we had fun with this one. Tune in to see who exactly we hated on, and as always, drop us a line if there is someone you think that should have made the list.