A Faithful Feathered Friend
HIGH Every slow-motion leap of faith.
LOW Hideous framerate drops when the action picks up.
WTF The first trophy is for watching Trico drop a deuce.
We're back! With Brad's and Tim's new sons safely extracted, the team reunites to discuss all the games they've been playing during the break: InFamous, Broken Steel, UFC Undisputed, Dead Space, Trino, CaveIn, Mithra and the Project Trico teaser. With Chi Kong "North/South" Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, and Tim Spaeth.
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