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Off The Record 32: Why do we love collectible card games?

Welcome to what I like to call the CVG Off The Record Disastercast.

This week we are incredibly tight on time so we speed our way through the news, which includes topics such as the PS4 boosting Sony's performance overall, EA offering a Netflix like service for its games, Mass Effect 4 being years away and the drama around Crytek and Homefront.

After that we talk at length about CCGs, particularly Hearthstone and Magic The Gathering, and try to explain what it is about each that makes us love them and the genre. There's also some talk about Gods Will Be Watching.

Finally we answer your burning questions and provide some dating advice.


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