As in my last review, I mean "cynical" in a good way, i.e. where most shows would spend your invaluable time flailing around a shiny fancy scimitar of a sales pitch, Gamehounds comes along like Indiana Jones and takes 'em down with just a few shots from their revolver of cold, hard reason. (Whew, I've been wanting to use that analogy for a while.) Seriously, this show is among the few to take a step back from individual games so that it may provide a broader perspective of the entire industry, the better to keep the ordinary average consumer guy informed of what to expect from those who compete for his/her money. All the while, the show is presented with a rare degree of passion that must be lauded, even if by that same token the hosts sometimes get carried away. (Brütal Legend, anyone?) Lastly, I hope this show never, and I do mean NEVER strays from its explicitly profane nature. To anyone who has the gall to act surprised when an M-rated podcast is M-rated, I would say, grow a pair and drop 'em already. There is a vast plenitude of other podcasts out there who would take you by the hand and try to rub you the right way in a family-friendly fashion, so stop trying to spoil things for the rest of us. Thanks Gamehounds, and if my podcasting habit were a burrito, you'd most definitely be among the carnitas surrounded by a bunch of cheese and dips. Damnit, now I'm hungry.