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Character Unlock: Racer’s Paradise Achievement Unlocked

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Welcome to our second episode of Failed Critics’ basement lingering, video game-centric spin off, Character Unlock!

Hosts John Miller and Andrew Brooker have stolen the keys to some of the shiniest and fastest cars you can ever imagine getting your hands on and they plan to tear around the streets for an hour or so.

Celebrating the beginning of Silly Season 2016 by completely avoiding new releases for a couple of weeks, the boys delve into this year’s FIFA iteration and the disappointing sequel Homefront: The Revolution, before digging into futuristic follow-on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and wondering what’s next for the fan-favourite franchise. They pick apart newly released PlayStation VR and the games that were (and weren’t) allowed out for review before the hardware came out, all whilst waxing lyrical about why that might be.

The pair also kick the tyres on Forza Horizon 3, the latest in the free-roam racing series. Finally, stealing more of the Failed Critics patter, Brooker and John list out a triple bill on ‘racing in games’, picking their three favourites and checking them against listeners’ suggestions.

Join us again in a couple of weeks when the lads talk all things horror games – or maybe come join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

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Character Unlock: You Have Earned The Episode One Trophy

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Ejecting the Blu-ray from our PS4 and using it for its intended purpose for a change, the Failed Critics have booted up a computer game or two and put the movies back on the shelf for the first ever episode of our brand new sister-podcast, Character Unlock.

Andrew Brooker and John Miller host the pilot episode, kicking off with a run down from EGX 2016. It’s not just top-down racing games that John got to play, as Battlfield 1, Forza Horizon 3, FIFA 17 and plenty of indie games went under his microscope at the event.

Plus, this week Brooker chats with game reviewer-turned-game developer, Kevin Van Ord, about his career, what he thinks about early access for Original Sin 2, and sneaking Scottish euphemisms into Dwarven dialogue.

They round off the podcast by answering your questions that you sent to us via our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Want to get to know Brooker and John? Listen to find out how they met, what their favourite games are, which games series’ they would combine, and how many worms they think it takes to change a lightbulb. Hey, you asked. We answered.

If you enjoy the episode, if you have any feedback or things you’d like to hear on future podcasts, please let us know either on Facebook or Twitter (both @CharacterUnlock) or email failedcritics@gmail.com.

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