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The USgamer Podcast: Our Mario + Rabbids Review, Absolver, and R.I.P. Half-Life 3

PODCAST | Join Kat, Caty, Nadia, and Mike as they talk about the surprisingly great Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Absolver, and bid adieu to Half-Life 3.

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The USgamer Podcast is our weekly flagship podcast that is updated every Wednesday. You can find the previous episodes here.

Welcome, welcome to another episode of The USgamer Podcast, where Kat, Caty, Nadia, and Mike talk all the latest in gaming! (download link here).

August is somehow already over, and it's been a wild ride. Perhaps the most wild revelation of all this month is the fact that a Mario and Rabbids crossover strategy game is actually good. Like, really good. At least according to Mike.

On this week's episode of The USgamer Podcast, we talk the surprising joys of Netflix's Death Note adaptation (well, Caty does—though Mike does make a spot on Heathers comparison), Mike's Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle review, Absolver, the cringe-worthy graphics of Secret of Mana's remake, and finally we ask the question on everyone's minds. Do we even really need a Half-Life 3?

We're around every Wednesday with a brand new episode with our ever-rotating cast of USgamer team members where who knows, maybe Matt will pop in when he has time. (Dude is always busy with news!) Anyways, we hope you're enjoying our still-sorta-fresh podcast, and stay tuned for a new episode next week!

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Show Description

Kat, Mike, Nadia, and Caty get together to talk about the hottest movie going: Death Note! (3:50) Then they review Mario + Rabbids (12:00) and Absolver (41:15) before yielding to floor to Nadia so she can rant about the Secret of Mana remake's graphics (41:15). Finally, they pay their respects to Half-Life 3 while wondering what might have been in the wake of last week's blog entry. (01:00:00)

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Half-Life 3

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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Nintendo Switch

Secret of Mana

iOS, PS4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Wii, PC

About the Author
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Caty McCarthy


Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. Her work finds its way to VG247 via her time as USgamer's Senior Editor.