Mike Worby

May 17, 2018

The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast — Ep. 14: Fortress of 1000 Corpses

On this week's edition of The Fire Keepers, we head into the infamous silver knight proving ground, Sen's Fortress. Goomba Stomp writer Andrew Vandersteen joins us to talk about this sadistic dungeon of swinging ax blades, devious traps and a treasure chest you definitely should not open.
May 4, 2018
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How ‘God of War’ Succeeds at Redeeming Kratos

In God of War III Kratos did one decent thing and it was meant to pay for years of cruelty and bloodshed, here, however, Kratos isn't suddenly redeemed through a single good act. No, instead he begins the path to redemption by coming to grips with the things he has done, and by trying to impart the things he has learned onto his son.
May 3, 2018
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The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast — Ep. 13: Arachnophobia

This week on The Fire Keepers we’re going to Dark Souls‘ most accursed, miserable, and Gods-forsaken of destinations: the unkempt hellhole known as Blighttown. Frame rate stutters, toxic poison statuses, and an area so poorly designed that you can barely see where you’re going, let a lone navigate in any meaningful […]
April 20, 2018
God of War III

He Who Fights With Monsters: How ‘God of War III’ Failed Kratos as a Character

God of War III is a phenomenal game. Its pulse-pounding boss battles with characters we learned about in grade school, its insane set-pieces that redefine the term itself, and its jaw-dropping graphics that still hold up today mark it as one of the best games ever released on the PlayStation 3 and undoubtedly the best game in the series. However, it does have one very big problem: its plot.
April 19, 2018
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The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast — Ep. 12: All Sifs Go to Heaven

This week on The Fire Keepers we go off to the deep dark woods to fight a pretty butterfly and the most bad-ass, sword-wielding wolf this side of Okami.
April 6, 2018

Why You Should Be Watching ‘Homeland’

While it has never held the eyes and ears of the viewing public the way it did back in its early days, Homeland is still appointment viewing.
April 5, 2018
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The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast — Ep. 11: Don’t Google Gaping

This week on The Fire Keepers we continue our playthrough of Dark Souls by tackling the depths, in which an uncomfortably designed dragon resides, before tunneling our way into the depths and facing off with it's many frustrating denizens.
March 28, 2018
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“Same Stitch” Cements ‘The Enemy Within’ as a Quintessential Batman Story

Taking bold risks and blazing shocking new trails in the mythology of the caped crusader, Batman: The Enemy Within will find itself in good company among some of the dark knight's finest outings in years to come. 
March 22, 2018

The Fire Keepers: A Dark Souls Podcast — Ep. 10: Back Door Ninjas

Having escaped from the Undead Asylum and taken down the Taurus Demon, we continue our Dark Souls replay in earnest this week as we head to the Undead Parish to ring our first bell. 
March 16, 2018

The Zodiac Rage: My Abusive Relationship with ‘Final Fantasy XII’

It was a very jolly Christmas eve when I opened my copy of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. As Cristina – my fiancèe – well knew, pretty much anything with the words “Dark Souls”, “The Legend of Zelda”, or “Final Fantasy” was a sure bet when it came to scooping […]