Podcast Episode 60 – The late show

29 09 2009
Sorry we is late!

Sorry we is late!

by Daren Baldock

Age of Booty, Demon’s Souls, Forza 3, United Gamers League Grand Final, the death of Hackcess and Afrika.

News discussion – Sega and Sony in bed together, ODST midnight launch, 250 Gig PS3 Slim bundle, wireless N 360 adapter, new Nintendo Wii bundle, Rock Band 2 patch and Nintendo looking for Britain’s best gamer

The retail round-up – PSP Go and FIFA 10 out this week, Need for Speed Shift in at number 1, DLC, sexy quiz and Tweeting action.

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5 Great Games That Don’t Get Enough Attention (But Should)

24 09 2009

Sherlock Holmesby xeroxeroxero

What do Ico, Killer7, BioShock, Flower, Call Of Duty and Braid all have in common? Well firstly, they’re all great titles, but second they are games that are talked about by gamers the world over, at length, regarding their merits, infact if there were a hall of gaming fame, the aforementioned would definitely be in it. With all of the buzz surrounding these products, it’s easy to have other titles get lost in the shuffle, so without further ado, here are 5 games or game franchises that just don’t get enough attention. Read the rest of this entry »





Podcast Episode 59 – Do the Bartman

21 09 2009

Bartman

by Daren Baldock

Uncharted 2, Batman, Age of Booty, Trials HD, Katamari Forever, Ratchet and Clank Quest for Booty and Little Big Planet

News discussion – Sony Playstation 3 V’s BBC Watchdog, no Left 4 Dead 2 in Australia, Bioshock 2 release date, The Longest Journey available again, ngmoco hiring Myspace president, Forza 3 Xbox pack, pirates in WOW, Free Realms dated for the PS3, WOW stats, Fallout 3 DLC on PS3, Uncharted 2 tweeting for you, The Beatles Rock Band SingStar and Rock Band smiles.

The retail round-up – Halo 3 ODST and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 out this week, Guitar Hero 5 in at number 1, DLC, sexy quiz and Tweeting action.

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Seriously? Part 2

17 09 2009

Serious Sam Seriouslyby xeroxeroxero

Last week, I argued that video games are not a medium that is taken ‘seriously’ by wider society and the press at large. I also said that it is the word ‘game’ that is the single biggest thorn in the side of those people that want to make an argument towards video games being a serious medium. If it’s simply a case of language being a barrier to an art form being accepted as something more than a childish diversion, what words should we be using to describe electronic entertainment? Read the rest of this entry »





Podcast Episode 58 – Fudge packer

13 09 2009

FudgePacker

by Daren Baldock

The Beatles: Rock Band, Hackcess, Demon’s Souls, Batman and Dreamcast love

News discussion -PS3 movie bundle, PS3 Slim sales, Forza 3 demo coming, backlash aginst Kurt Cobain in Guitar Hero 5, another Pacman record broken, Lucasarts new intellectual property, Rocksteady have a new weapon against pirates, Batman DLC coming, Sega working on a HD 2D sonic and a great prison escape.

The retail round-up – Batman still using his shark repellent to great effect, Rock Band DLC and new quiz format.

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Seriously? Part 1

10 09 2009

Seriously 1

by xeroxeroxero

Video games have, for quite some time now, had great power. Metal Gear Solid forced us to consider the boundaries of media, Manhunt examined our society’s murky depths, Silent Hill 2 made us question our sexual drives, games then can be powerful tools in provoking emotion and delivering story. Why then are critics, developers and enthusiasts still arguing over whether games are seen as ‘art’, why do the greater media not focus more attention on the industry at large and what do we have to do to be taken seriously?

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Podcast Episode 57 – Thumb in a sock

8 09 2009

thumbsock

by Daren Baldock

PS3 love with Everyday shooter, Flower, Echochrome and Killzone 2, Demon’s Souls and Batman.

News discussion – Playstation Firmware 3 features and issues, Sony pushing 3D gaming, more games coming to PSN, free web browsing on the Wii, GTA’s future, the best selling week 1 XBLA game, Rock Band bar nights, free LOTRO expansion, Lego Rock Band song export, God of War 1 & 2 re-release, Sonic and Knuckles coming to XBLA, Adult Only console being trademarked and new Sony slogan.

The retail round-up – Batman tops the charts, boat load of DLC and quiz.

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