A big, special, loving thanks to our friends at Bitmob for helping us to promote CO-OP! For those of you not in the know, much of the team formerly responsible for The 1UP Show went on to form Area 5 Media, and our flagship production, CO-OP has been going strong ever since. I could blather on about the history of the show and how it ended up where it is, but it’s best if you just watch it.

This week’s show features our own JayFresh, who, it must be known, is secretly the harshest taskmaster of Area 5. His boyish good looks and easy demeanor belies an inner demon whose sole purpose is to expunge, nay murder inefficiency. In this episode, the aforementioned demon comes forth in a manner rather resembling a coach from a popular network television program. We’ll leave it up to you to figure out which one. His mission? E3 preparedness. Watch the show after the jump.

 

 

We can generally get behind the idea of the “series reboot” as, for the most part, they’ve been successful at selling our nostalgia back to us while simultaneously gifting us some original gameplay that’s easy to get in to. Bionic Commando is, fortunately, no exception. Well, unless you’re David Ellis, but who really listens to him anyway? OK, OK, we do. He and Ryan hash out the good and the bad.

For those of you that don’t know Jeff Green, you may not know it, but you wish you did. For those that don’t even know of him, watch the Plants vs. Zombies segment, Google/Wikipedia him, maybe go back and read some old issues of Computer Gaming World, and GFW Magazine (I wish the entire archive of GFWRadio was still available) and then tell me he doesn’t measure up to all myths and legends. This is not to besmirch the contributions of the always-brilliant Tiff Chow and our own JayFresh and Cesar, but, really, it’s Jeff Green!

Of course brilliance distinguishes itself in packs and Giant Bomb’s Brad Shoemaker lends his to the roster in our piece on Zeno Clash. Dripping “unique” from its very core, it’s a game that he, Ryan, and I all agree should be experienced in its entirety by anyone with the means to do so!

Lastly but not leastly, Cesar and Jason call out Sway for being simply being awesome. Thanks, iPhone! 

E3 is only two weeks away! What are you most looking forward to?

UPDATE: As someone so kindly pointed out to me not too long ago, the GFWRadio Archives are still available via the podcast’s page on 1UP. Thanks!

 

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