Rebelstar: Tactical CommandWith the fall gaming season right around the corner things are starting to get busy in the world of gaming. So let’s jump right into this week’s show!

    00:00:55 Game News:
    • Nintendo ringtones? Sweet!
    • GameStop-EB merger almost complete.
    • World of Warcraft expansion to debut at BlizzCon.
    • Rockstar serving decaf in September.
    • Age of Empires III demo sets sail.
    • Myst V set for bittersweet farewell.
    • News Corp. absorbs IGN.
    • Key Blizzard departures appear at Red 5 Studios.
    • Guild Wars: Sorrow’s Furnace stoked.
    • Girls of gaming strip down for Playboy (again).
    • The first game-movie hybrid UMD to be released.
    • Anarchy Online continues to be free.
    • EverQuest & EverQuest II expanded.
    • WOW patch adds oodles of new content.
    • Sims 2 Nightlife ready to party!
    • It’s Sony turn to recall their AC adapters.
    • Retailers react to California games bill.
    • ESRB demands publisher audit for hidden game content.
    • Michigan “violent gaming” bill signed into law.
  • 00:35:56 GameTalk: Welcome to the post-Hot Coffee world.
  • 00:57:48 SporeTalk: Spore, the “dark period”.
  • 00:59:34 Game Review: Rebelstar: Tactical Command for the GameBoy Advance.
  • 01:13:15 RetroReview: Chrono Cross for the PlayStation.
  • 01:21:15 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a new prize!
  • 01:24:24 Final Thoughts on the iPod Nano, the length of the show, and the huge number of upcoming releases.

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