First up in news ... it's reviews. Weird, right? Richard, Alexander and Ben start the show off with a bit on Richard's Asura's Wrath review, and why length should not necessarily factor into the judgement of a game's quality. Nintendo Direct talk starts the real news section, and the guys are sure not to miss word on the next Metal Gear Solid, Mass Effect 3 reversible cover art, and the horrifying premise of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. Also, game review theory, and lots of it.

The second segment is all about Alan Wake's American Nightmare in an interview with Remedy Entertainment's Oskari Hakkinen. The discussion covers the gamut from the inception of the XBLA release to what the future holds for the troubled scribe.

Part 1 (1:01) - The news
Part 2 (33:55) - Alan Wake's American Nightmare interview

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Host: Richard Mitchell (@TheRichardM)
Guest: Oskari Hakkinen - Head of Franchise Development, Remedy Entertainment
Producer: Jonathan Downin (@jonathandownin - Game Thing Daily)
Production Coordinator: Richard Mitchell
Music: Trash80 and Broke for Free

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Host
Richard Mitchell - Reviews Editor

News (hosts):
Richard Mitchell - Reviews Editor
Alexander Sliwinski - News Editor
Ben Gilbert - Senior Reporter

News:
Asura's Wrath review: Wrecking the curve
Nintendo Direct trailer roundup! YEEHAW!
Project Zero 2 (Fatal Frame 2) to terrify European Wii owners
Next Metal Gear Solid targeted for 'high-end consoles' and PC
Mass Effect 3 standard edition contains reversible FemShep cover
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is the next title from Frictional Games and Dear Esther dev

Alan Wake's American Nightmare interview:
Oskari Hakkinen - Head of Franchise Development, Remedy Entertainment
Richard Mitchell - Reviews Editor
Ludwig Kietzmann - Editor-in-Chief
Xav de Matos - Feature Content Director

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