Exclusive Interview With Critical Role Stars Liam O’Brien And Sam Riegel On Returning To The Podcast Where It All Began

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Exclusive Interview With Critical Role Stars Liam O’Brien And Sam Riegel On Returning To The Podcast Where It All Began

Critical Role, the enormously popular show featuring a beloved cast of voice actors playing Dungeons & Dragons, may have started in 2015, but the group began playing together a couple years prior. The initial idea started when voice actors Liam O’Brien and Sam Riegel discussed fellow voice actor Matthew Mercer and his skills as a dungeon master on their podcast, All Work No Play. Mercer invited the two to play a campaign with a group of friends and the rest is history.

The podcast, which began in 2012, has only released 15 episodes over the last six years as the voice actors became busier and busier. With new ideas in tow, the duo is eyeing a full All Work No Play revival.

Riegel, who is best known for his work on series like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Phoenix Wright, says both the original run of All Work No Play and the new rebooted series were born from his and O’Brien’s desire to spend more time together amidst their busy schedules. “We could ‘work’ and ‘play’ at the same time!” he says. “Now, with the success of Critical Role and other professional commitments, we're faced with the same problem: too little time and too much work. For me, our show couldn't have come back at a better moment. My calendar is so jammed that any chance to just be goofy with my pal feels like a mini vacation.”

Exclusive Interview With Critical Role Stars Liam O’Brien And Sam Riegel On Returning To The Podcast Where It All Began

about X hours ago from
Exclusive Interview With Critical Role Stars Liam O’Brien And Sam Riegel On Returning To The Podcast Where It All Began

Critical Role, the enormously popular show featuring a beloved cast of voice actors playing Dungeons & Dragons, may have started in 2015, but the group began playing together a couple years prior. The initial idea started when Critical Role dungeon master Matthew Mercer appeared on the All Work No Play podcast with fellow voice actors Liam O’Brien and Sam Riegel. Mercer invited the two to play a D&D campaign with a group of friends and the rest is history.

The podcast, which began in 2012, has only released 15 episodes over the last six years as the voice actors became busier and busier. With new ideas in tow, the duo is eyeing a full All Work No Play revival.

Riegel, who is best known for his work on series like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Phoenix Wright, says both the original run of All Work No Play and the new rebooted series were born from his and O’Brien’s desire to spend more time together amidst their busy schedules. “We could ‘work’ and ‘play’ at the same time!” he says. “Now, with the success of Critical Role and other professional commitments, we're faced with the same problem: too little time and too much work. For me, our show couldn't have come back at a better moment. My calendar is so jammed that any chance to just be goofy with my pal feels like a mini vacation.”

The Gang's All Here: The Seven Characters Returning To Red Dead Redemption II

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The Gang's All Here: The Seven Characters Returning To Red Dead Redemption II

As we get closer to Red Dead Redemption II’s release on October 26, Rockstar Games continues to reveal precious nuggets of information about its massive sandbox. However, most of the game remains a mystery. Since Red Dead Redemption II is set twelve years before the original, there is a fair bit we already know about its world and the people that inhabit it. Ultimately, the Van der Linde Gang tale is a tragedy that will end in death and betrayal. Red Dead Redemption is almost ten years old, so we dust off some memories and reexamine the finer points of the familiar characters to imagine what we might see in Red Dead Redemption II.

The Gang's All Here: The Seven Characters Returning To Red Dead Redemption II

about X hours ago from
The Gang's All Here: The Seven Characters Returning To Red Dead Redemption II

As we get closer to Red Dead Redemption II’s release on October 26, Rockstar Games continues to reveal precious nuggets of information about its massive sandbox. However, most of the game remains a mystery. Since Red Dead Redemption II is set twelve years before the original, there is a fair bit we already know about its world and the people that inhabit it. Ultimately, the Van der Linde Gang tale is a tragedy that will end in death and betrayal. Red Dead Redemption is almost ten years old, so we dust off some memories and reexamine the finer points of the familiar characters to imagine what we might see in Red Dead Redemption II.

Ranking All The Free Switch Online Games You’re Never Going To Play

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Ranking All The Free Switch Online Games You’re Never Going To Play

The Switch’s long-awaited online service is here, which means Nintendo fans are finally…paying for something that was free a week ago? If that sounds like a raw deal, fear not: Nintendo is taking a page from its competitors’ playbooks and offering up some free bribes bonuses to get players on board. However, instead of Microsoft and Sony’s approach of giving you a bunch of modern-ish games you might sorta like but will never-ever buy, Nintendo is giving you a bunch of ancient games you absolutely love but will never-ever play. That’s not a joke, people! You’re not going to play them!

Switch Online launched with 20 free NES games and will release a few more every month, presumably because it is SO hard to port them to the Switch – Nintendo has to change the ROM filename for each one and everything! The launch line-up runs the full gamut from classics like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, to more forgettable titles like…anything that doesn’t have “Mario” or “Zelda” in the title. Come to think of it, that pretty much sums up their current software line-up as well, doesn’t it? But I digress!

Ranking All The Free Switch Online Games You’re Never Going To Play

about X hours ago from
Ranking All The Free Switch Online Games You’re Never Going To Play

The Switch’s long-awaited online service is here, which means Nintendo fans are finally…paying for something that was free a week ago? If that sounds like a raw deal, fear not: Nintendo is taking a page from its competitors’ playbooks and offering up some free bribes bonuses to get players on board. However, instead of Microsoft and Sony’s approach of giving you a bunch of modern-ish games you might sorta like but will never-ever buy, Nintendo is giving you a bunch of ancient games you absolutely love but will never-ever play. That’s not a joke, people! You’re not going to play them!

Switch Online launched with 20 free NES games and will release a few more every month, presumably because it is SO hard to port them to the Switch – Nintendo has to change the ROM filename for each one and everything! The launch line-up runs the full gamut from classics like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, to more forgettable titles like…anything that doesn’t have “Mario” or “Zelda” in the title. Come to think of it, that pretty much sums up their current software line-up as well, doesn’t it? But I digress!

NHL 19 Franchise Mode Scouting System Tips

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NHL 19 Franchise Mode Scouting System Tips

After years of neglect, EA Vancouver finally gave one of the older franchise mode components a much-needed overhaul in NHL 19. Gone is the inflexible system that gave you little information to go on when making draft-day selections. The new scouting system has been rebuilt from the ground up to give GMs the flexibility they need to identify and evaluate talent prior to turning in that pick card before the draft timer expires.

Your duties as general manager extend beyond draft day as well thanks to the new Fog of War mechanic. The longer you go without scouting pro teams, the less likely you are to have reliable information when it comes to making trades and signing free agents. Keeping tabs on your rivals can now spell the difference between making savvy trades that put your team on a Stanley Cup trajectory and being the next Marc Bergevin, making a series of questionable decisions that inevitably set your franchise back.    

With 20 scouts at your disposal and hundreds of prospects to research, keeping tabs on all the activities can be dizzying. I’ve spent dozens of hours poking and prodding the new system trying to maximize my returns both in free agency and during the draft. Here are some simple tips to get you ahead of the game. 

NHL 19 Franchise Mode Scouting System Tips

about X hours ago from
NHL 19 Franchise Mode Scouting System Tips

After years of neglect, EA Vancouver finally gave one of the older franchise mode components a much-needed overhaul in NHL 19. Gone is the inflexible system that gave you little information to go on when making draft-day selections. The new scouting system has been rebuilt from the ground up to give GMs the flexibility they need to identify and evaluate talent prior to turning in that pick card before the draft timer expires.

Your duties as general manager extend beyond draft day as well thanks to the new Fog of War mechanic. The longer you go without scouting pro teams, the less likely you are to have reliable information when it comes to making trades and signing free agents. Keeping tabs on your rivals can now spell the difference between making savvy trades that put your team on a Stanley Cup trajectory and being the next Marc Bergevin, making a series of questionable decisions that inevitably set your franchise back.    

With 20 scouts at your disposal and hundreds of prospects to research, keeping tabs on all the activities can be dizzying. I’ve spent dozens of hours poking and prodding the new system trying to maximize my returns both in free agency and during the draft. Here are some simple tips to get you ahead of the game. 

Tips For Mastering NHL 19’s New Scouting System

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Tips For Mastering NHL 19’s New Scouting System

After years of neglect, EA Vancouver finally gave one of the older franchise mode components a much-needed overhaul in NHL 19. Gone is the inflexible system that gave you little information to go on when making draft-day selections. The new scouting system has been rebuilt from the ground up to give GMs the flexibility they need to identify and evaluate talent prior to turning in that pick card before the draft timer expires.

Your duties as general manager extend beyond draft day as well thanks to the new Fog of War mechanic. The longer you go without scouting pro teams, the less likely you are to have reliable information when it comes to making trades and signing free agents. Keeping tabs on your rivals can now spell the difference between making savvy trades that put your team on a Stanley Cup trajectory and being the next Marc Bergevin, making a series of questionable decisions that inevitably set your franchise back.    

With 20 scouts at your disposal and hundreds of prospects to research, keeping tabs on all the activities can be dizzying. I’ve spent dozens of hours poking and prodding the new system trying to maximize my returns both in free agency and during the draft. Here are some simple tips to get you ahead of the game.