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Beyond Good & Evil Game Club Episode 0: Introducing Game Club

Hi everyone. Just a reminder: the first episode of GamesRadar's Game Club will go live at the end of the week. If you want to keep up, that means you should play through the first dungeon (Black Isle) and then stop. We'll be posting Episode 1's article a bit early so you can start the discussion then, we just wanted to remind you of the date.


Don't know what we're talking about? Well, here's the original article...


Welcome to GamesRadar’s Game Club,
a community experience where we use you as an excuse to clear through our backlogs and talk about games. Let us explain.

Here’s the quick pitch: Every month we’re choosing a different game to play through as a staff, and we want you to play with us. We’ll break it into four easy-to-digest chunks each week that you should be able to knock out in a few hours. We'll play through the same sections to make sure we're all on the same page, and then we’ll post a video (and audio podcast) every week, with some GamesRadar Editors talking about and analyzing that segment. It's not a "Let's Play" or anything like that - it's a discussion, and we want you to be involved.

We’ll also talk about it with you in the comments, and we encourage you to talk amongst yourself about it. Essentially, we want to make a book club, except for games that everyone should play, because we like games more than we like books. Sorry, paper.

For August 2012 we're playing Beyond Good & Evil, classic from the last generation that is on way too many lists of "games you didn't play." So we're going to play it. It’s super easy to get your hands on, since an HD version was recently released on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, you can download it on Steam, or you can even pick it up for last-gen consoles if you’d rather play it that way like some kind of purist.

 

Here’s the schedule for those interesting in an excuse to plow through one of the best games of the last generation with us:

  • Episode 1 (8/3/2012): Stop once you’ve finished Black Isle
  • Episode 2 (8/10/2012): Play until the end of The Factory
  • Episode 3 (8/17/2012): Play until the end of The Slaughterhouse
  • Episode 4 (8/24/2012): Finish the game

The first episode will be going up on 8/3, so if you're interested and want to keep up you should play through the introduction until you've finished Black Isle - it's about two hours, but it'll go by quick.

For August, nearly the entire GamesRadar Staff will be playing and giving their opinions of the segments in the weekly podcasts, and in the comments attached to the articles. This is sort of a beta, so we expect hiccups, but we hope you'll join us anyway. Let us know in the comments if you're interested, and we look forward to gaming with you. 

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71 comments

  • Robelicious - August 2, 2012 9:47 p.m.

    I'll try to play through the section tomorrow. It'll be nice you hear you dudes' voices again. Beyond G&E hooo.
  • Divine Paladin - August 2, 2012 12:37 p.m.

    I'd be down for it.
  • SideOfBeef - August 1, 2012 8:26 p.m.

    It's a good feature to do and I hope that more sites pick up on it. Only thing is.... anyone listen to the Rebel FM podcast? Remember Rebel FM Game Club? Where they played through (among other games) Beyond Good and Evil in digestible chunks along with the community?
  • TanookiMan - August 1, 2012 12:29 p.m.

    A little too busy to start up another game right now, but I still plan to follow along and see what people have to say. This is a really cool idea!
  • SDHoneymonster - August 1, 2012 10:30 a.m.

    I'll join in next month, I've only recently played through this! Great game though, those of you who haven't played it are in for a treat.
  • Aardvarkk - August 1, 2012 10:17 a.m.

    It sounds like a great idea!
  • bonerachieved - August 1, 2012 10:09 a.m.

    This sounds like a great idea and all but with your guys' current comment structure it'll be kind of hard to follow. Mostly because there won't be any organization, and the amount of comments could be overwhelming. I'll just wait and see how it plays out this game and decide whether or not I'll continue with you guys.
  • El Dango - July 31, 2012 12:11 p.m.

    Nice idea, I'm in!
  • Wikipares - July 30, 2012 10:31 p.m.

    Oh dear lord I am so down with this. You guys are brilliant. You should consider kicking the new games off with Live Streams where everyone starts playing at the same time.
  • Moondoggie1157 - July 30, 2012 5:13 p.m.

    Wicked idea, GR! This definitely swayed me in favor of getting it on PSN... I was still likely going to, but yea, this sealed it. I take back the shitty things I might have said about you in a past, I was angry... I was so wrong, you was always right, GR... Looking forward to playing with you all!
  • waitingforCharlietosnap - July 30, 2012 2:25 p.m.

    Love the idea, and I LOVE Beyond Good & Evil. Wish I'd have the time to do it this month, but I'll be separated from my games :( Next month, I'm (probably) down!
  • Tenlo - July 30, 2012 5:51 a.m.

    Awesome gives me an excuse to play this game once again!!
  • into the sound - July 29, 2012 2:14 p.m.

    This is an awesome idea. I'm gonna pick it up on PSN.
  • AdamPotts - July 29, 2012 5:01 a.m.

    Sweet, I started this during the week (just finished The Factory) and will be keen to hear what is said.
  • Turtman - July 28, 2012 3:49 p.m.

    This is awesome timing, I actually just started it two nights ago and stopped at Black Isle. This will be my 4th or 5th play through. I like the cut of your jib Gamesradar!
  • ObliqueZombie - July 28, 2012 9:03 a.m.

    I sorely, sorely wish I could participate in this, at least in every one. This, GamesRadar, sounds like one of the best ideas I've seen any gaming news website have. Very intertwined with the community, and it's essentially what us gamers like to do--play and talk about games. However, I'm going to have to pass on this first one personally, though I'll still be following it. I have my own agenda for games I need to finish before college, and the time is slowly ticking away.
  • DoctorCrazy - July 29, 2012 8:56 p.m.

    I'm in the exact same boat. Running out of time before moving away!
  • lazer59882 - July 28, 2012 1:27 a.m.

    oh hey, awesome. another lame gimmick to drive up traffic and comments. play a game in "chunks", then "talk amongst ourselves about it in the comments"? reeally, GR? is that where we're at?
  • CROZILLA - July 28, 2012 2:48 a.m.

    Better leave a comment letting them know how you feel...
  • zombi3grim - July 28, 2012 7:19 a.m.

    Lol, how fuckin lame is this guy?

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