Podcast Episode 69 – The stink bridge

30 11 2009

by Daren Baldock

Assassins Creed 2, God of War Collection, Borderlands, Everybody’s Golf, 1 vs 100 Winner, M.A.G. and Modern Warfare 2.

News discussion – Afterburner, Final Fight and Magic Sword coming home, Little Big Planet online level creator, Uncharted 2 title update, Rock Band now has over 1000 songs available, female gamers love the Wii and the Microsoft hint system

The retail round-up -Modern Warfare 2 tops the charts again, Avatar and Tony Hawk: Ride coming out this week, DLC, Twitter section and sexy quiz as per.

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1 vs 100: We have a winner!

27 11 2009

by Daren Baldock

The evening of Tuesday 24th November 2009 started as a night like any other night as far as 1 vs 100 live shows go. Get in from work and grab a quick bite to eat. Snatch a few cold beers from the fridge and settle down for another 2 hours of interactive quiz show goodness. After the previous Friday’s issues with my countless disconnections I was quietly hoping for a better night.

Little did I know that the satisfaction I craved from the game would come from an unlikely source…

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There is a Legend, and it is of Zelda.

25 11 2009

by Wayne Shayler

There are many sounds which make me smile, and a few that make me laugh out loud.  However, there is one noise that generates a response in me, like no other, and I have just heard it coming from my TV in the living room.

The sound is my old friend Link, a boy garbed in green, opening another treasure chest – the very sound that warms my heart and cradles my soul and there is a new adventure coming, just in time for Christmas.  The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, and that is all the information I need to make my purchase.

I don’t know why I love Zelda so much.  I’m quite  sure that I’ve only ever finished one of the many games available, but it still resonates with me as one of the greatest games series ever created.  Sure, it could be argued that they’re all predominantly the same game, re-hashed and re-skinned.  In fact, I would argue for that very point.  Like an old friend you’ve not seen for a while, with whom you strike up a conversation, and it’s like you’ve never been apart.  That is one of the reasons why for me, Zelda is  the king of the action RPG, but how would I cut it going up against the original title released in Japan in 1986?

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F1 2009 Review

24 11 2009

by xeroxeroxero

The first F1 racer in recent years with any buzz around it is also the first F1 game by Codemasters and virtual motor sport darlings Sumo Digital. It’s also the first in quite some time to not be a Playstation exclusive, being available for the Nintendo Wii, as well as the version we played on PSP. Does it have what it takes to win the chequered flag, or is it just a Coulthard? Read the rest of this entry »

Podcast Episode 68 – Han Solo shot first

23 11 2009

by Daren Baldock

This week we’ve been playing Wet, Modern Warfare 2, Braid, The Beatles: Rock Band Sergeant Pepper DLC , N+, 1 v’s 100,  God of War Collection and Gauntlet?

News discussion: Ubisoft U-play, Activision creating a third team for MW2, Noby Noby Boy;  Girl reaches Jupiter and a man marries a video game.

The retail round-up -Modern Warfare 2 tops the charts, Lego Rock Band and Blood Bowl coming out this week, DLC, Twitter section and sexy quiz as per.

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FIFA 10 Review

19 11 2009
Want to know a lesser known bit of gaming trivia? Over the last 16 years, EA has brought the world over 40 football titles. With all that practice, you would have to assume that the company is getting pretty close to producing the ultimate version of the ‘beautiful game’. But while this years title is thoroughly accomplished and well presented, it isn’t without its faults, and there really is still no clear cut decision for those wondering whether to roll with FIFA or Pro Evolution Soccer for their football title of choice this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Competition: Win F1 2009 – Wii

18 11 2009

To celebrate the launch of their brand new Formula One racing game, those lovely people at Codemasters have provided us with a spanky new Wii copy to give away.

F1 2009 is the first in a new generation of Formula One videogames featuring Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship. New aerodynamic regulations, the return of slick tyres and the introduction of KERS are set to make 2009 the most exciting season to date and F1 2009 will be every bit as thrilling. A fully licensed, authentic and challenging Formula One experience, F1 2009 will take gamers as close as possible to the most spectacular motorsport on the planet.

To enter the competition, simply submit your answer to the following question:

Q. Which driver won the 2009 British Grand Prix?

Answers must be submitted to midlifegamerpodcast@googlemail.com by no later than 20:00 on Saturday 21st November 2009. All correct entries will be entered into a draw. The winner will be notified directly and we reserve the right to announce the name of the lucky bleeder.

UPDATE: Thanks to all who entered. The correct answer was of course Sebastian Vettel.

Congratulations to Sam Bennett from Market Drayton who got the question right and was randomly picked, the lucky bugger!