Power Button Presents Kombo Breaker - Episode 28: Bogus Reviews
April 23, 2012
Let's travel back in time to May 18, 2009 when J.J. Abram's Star Trek had just opened in theaters, Popcap's Peggle was taking the gaming world by storm alongside Plants vs Zombies, and games based on Marvel properties such as Wolverine and The Incredible Hulk had our attention. This classic episode of Kombo Breaker finds Dan Johnson's band performing at a festival, Brad Hilderbrand reading a book, me enduring glitchy games, and Joey Davidson telling the legendary scrapple story that would become a semi-recurring running gag on future installments of both Kombo Breaker and Power Button. Yes, it's Episode 28 in which the first segment is a relaxed, friendly chat about the games and media of the day and the second segment revolves around the then-recent scandal at Eurogamer in which a reviewer wrote a scathing review of the MMORPG Darkfall without spending any time with the game. We delve into review ethics and best practices. Join us for a little over an hour of discussion. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, or subscribe via iTunes, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach all three of us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow all of us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons, @aubradley84, and @JoeyDavidson or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.