March 13, 2006
Gaming Steve Episode 42 - 03.13.2006
I start off year two of the Gaming Steve podcast show with a nice little recap of the last year and the many changes the site has undergone. In addition, the long-awaited Gaming Steve t-shirt is finally revealed, I explain some small changes to the show, and get ready for a week of GDC craziness! Enjoy!
Gaming Steve Episode 42 Program
- 00:50:00 Special 1 Year Anniversary: A retrospective look at the explosive growth of the site and what the future holds for Gaming Steve.
- 00:15:32 Game News:
- GBA gets Player's Choice.
- Microsoft's Origami folds into an Ultra Mobile PC.
- New Guild Wars dated.
- Anti-game study approved by Senate panel.
- BioWare working on a new MMORPG and forms a new studio.
- ESA launches Video Game Voters Network.
- God of War 2 to rock your world.
- 00:43:00 Review: Ticket to Ride for the PC and Macintosh.
- 00:51:29 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and the always cool prize!
- 00:55:24 Show Mail: I answer a dozen audio questions.
- 01:52:44 Final Thoughts: Next week is the Game Developers Conference ... aka a week of gaming insanity!
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Lol, just refreshed and here it is, thanks ;D
wow late post...why am i even on here so late lol.
For gaming shows, there is PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) up here in Seattle. Check it out here: http://www.pennyarcadeexpo.com/
Steve says the name of the magazine for god of war 2 too quickly for me to hear, especially since I want to read the article. if anyone can tell me that it'd be really great, thanks.
No GRAW review? Come on Stevey boy ;)
Did I miss something... no Retro Review?? :(
Oh, and one other thing - Happy 1 Year Anniversary Gaming Steve! May year 2 be every better!
The magazine with God of war 2 in it was Game Informer. Also here http://www.cq-ef.net/news/1711/ are some screenshot of the magazine.
If I have time to listen to only one gaming podcast on any given week, it's Steve's.
Happy 1st Anniversary, Gaming Steve!
Long time listener, first comment though.
Great podcast as usual. But I have to say when talking about Edmonton you make it sound like it’s in the Yukon or the NWT. I live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan a city east of Edmonton but not that much further south. The sun does not set at 2 in the winter. The earliest the sun sets is around 5:30ish... and yeah it can get cold but it’s not that bad. And actually up here we have been having the warmest winter of history.
Anyways great podcast, love the quicker review. Keep up the great show!
I'm not even half through yet, but I wanted to comment about this before I forget it:
About forbidding people to sell M-rated games to minors - we have that here in Germany. You can't sell a game which is rated 12+ to a child who is 11. Until recently I had to ask my father to buy all the 18+ games for me (Doom 3 was the last one). They do the same for movies and everything. And you know what? It makes sense. If they don't enforce it in the US they are stupid. Why have ratings if you don't enforce them? Self Control? It doesn't work because a lot of parents don't care what their children get. (I would say almost 25% - if it's more it would be sad)
It would also protect the gaming industry against politicians. They can't argue against it because it can't harm the children.
Hey Steve, happy anniversary! For some reason, the last 20 minutes or so were cut off!
No Morrowind Preview part 3??????
So if I wear your tee-shirt and you see me you'll give me a free gift? As opposed to what, a gift I have to pay for?
Also I assume the circuit you speak of are probably OC-12's or OC-48's. Which give or take a few bits, are 12 T3's and 48 T3's respectively.
WOW NICE STEVE! I enjoyed listening to the podcasts about Spore but now I think it's time for me to hear EVERYTHING!! Good work and happy 1 year anniversary! =-D
I think rating should exist, but should not prevent free purchase of video games. The ratings serve the purpose of giving you an idea of what to expect from a game. This way parents know that the elmo game they are buying for their kids does not have blood and gore. If someone is old enough to get themselves to a store, find the game they want, and buy it with their money then they understand the content of the game and the game isn't going to be in the hands of an undermature person. The job of the government is to protect constitutional rights, and it is up to the parent know what their child is doing to effect their well-being, and only the parent can decide if they are going to allow it. If the government wants to promote a particular interest of Americans they can, but they shouldn't enforce any interest with legislation
Hahaha. Loved the bit about West Edmonton Mall and Canada. I live near Edmonton.
Rogue/Diablo Clones not mentioned:
Dark Stone (PC/PSOne) Very much like Diablo. The interesting thing about the game is that your character grows old and dies! Randomly and rarely, a very expensive anti-aging potion can be purchased to extend the character's play.
Nightmare of Druaga: A much hated game in the USA, but a turn-based somewhat random dungeon romp. It can be very strategic. Items are random, but you can "break into" the expert dungeons instead of going to the next one. The secret chests and Japanese style "perfect the level" aspects harkened back to the original arcade game. I love it, but how did it do in Japan?
I forgot the biggest game successor to rogue: Net Hack. It's pretty close to identical.
And one more that you've mentioned before: Deadly Rooms of Death (DROD).
Both of these are easily and legally downloaded, though DROD is a demo.
Hey, I've had my question aired and answered on Steves podcast.
Now I just need to nail one of the original cast of Charlies Angels and all my lifes ambitions will be complete.
( another great show Steve, thanks)
Believe me, you would NOT want to nail Farrah Fawcett right now...
Kate Jackson, that's another story...
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