April 10, 2006
Gaming Steve Episode 47 - 04.10.2006
Hey everyone, I'm back! Sorry for the delay, but I think you'll enjoy the several treats I have in this episode.
Not only do I finally reveal some new Spore info but I interview Greg Canessa
the Group Manager for crazy popular Xbox Live Arcade
Gaming Steve Episode 47 Program
- 00:06:30 Game News:
- Wal-Mart quitting UMD movies?
- Mario stamps Japan.
- More Oblivion content coming.
- Nintendo is raking in the Yen.
- Telltale Games lowers episodic prices.
- SiN Episode 1 heading to retail.
- Capcom music hits Japan's iTunes.
- Apple software boots Windows.
- Lionhead joins Microsoft.
- Twenty titles at Revolution launch?
- Oblivion obliterates sales charts.
- 00:39:12 SporeTalk: What new information did I learn at GDC?
- 00:47:20 Interview with Greg Canessa the Group Manager for Xbox Live Arcade.
- 01:32:12 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and the always cool prize!
- 01:35:06 Show Mail: I answer your audio questions.
- 01:56:56 Final Thoughts: Oblivion is taking over the world! And there are just too many good games out right now. What to do ... what to do?
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Posted by Gaming Steve at 5:00 PM
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Good, a nice long show!
Had me worried for a bit there Steve, I was getting tired of opening your homepage only to see the white gorilla!
(Liquid Snake voice) I've been waiting for this !
So the projected date is still fall 06, and the Spore Exchange will work kind of like the sims exchange. Cool!
It is unfortunate that Oblivion is receiving such critical acclaim, despite the fact that it is such a lackluster game that cannot even begin to compare to its 'RPG forefathers.'
Wow. Honestly, I'm glad you took a week off to refresh and get some more life pumping in those veins of yours.
Honestly, you actually sound like you've gained a bit of an extra spring in your step since GDC, which...is always a good thing, da?
You talked about buying a Mac for windows games. Please note: You have to buy Windows (between $130 and $300) and bootcamp expires. It is just a test for right now.
Oblivion "lackluster"? Good grief, what does it take for your people to be satisfied? I got it a week ago and have been playing it constantly since. It improves a lot on Morrowind.
I don't see why people complain about Oblivion. I've had it since the 23rd and have been playing it nonstop. I've been playing RPG's for a very long time and to be frank, Oblivion meets and even surpasses most RPGs I've played.
Regarding this weeks show: I loved it. I was quite sad that I did not have my weekly Gaming Steve Podcast, but this one made up for your absence. Keep up the good work!
First off, they're lowing the price on at least the next Plug-In for Oblivion on the PC for $1.89 USD. How you think they'll be $5-10 for the xbox0 is beyond me. Also, why should a consumer pay so much for so little, after getting 200+ hours of content for $50-$60? Not to mention that they won't release the tools to import 3dmodels into oblivion.
While I understand that it costs much more money to make these plug-ins then it did for Morrowind, the much, much larger audience means even at a small price tag they could be making hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions on just one small plug-in while charging less then a buck. I'm sure that vastly outweighs the cost of making them.
I like to point at Valve trying to charge 19.99 for 4-6 hours of HL2 content, for an expansion of 5 episodes for an example of overcharging for content. Bethesda should avoid such practices, and that's exactly what they seem to be doing, by finding a price for their small plug-ins that everyone is happy with.
And the less oft heard headline:
PC boots Apple Software
Oblivion created a small ripple in a week of time........ much less gameply then i hoped for.. didnt even pass the 50 hours mark on it, had nothing left to do = bored....
And good games right now... which ones, cause my fav game right now is pressing my debit digits to pay for my car :S
But ya.. only salvation for me coming up is Spore... put in a good motivational word for Will to create some crazy fun shizza so im not plagued with my weekly routien....
If people think oblivion dosen't have enough content, they should have gotten the PC version. There are already hundreds of mods adding and expanding content. In fact, I am working on a mod that adds a "dawn of the dead" style island that you get stranded on.
Excellent as always. You really do sound refreshed Steve, it's nice to hear.
What kind of rationale is this...Last X-mas you had to buy a Xbox360, the games and an HDTV and Gaming Steve claims this would cost 600 bucks.
To buy a Revolution and the PS3 will cost us a few thousand??? Even IF the PS3 was 900 dollar, the Revolution is still going to only be around 250 bucks. Throw in some games that might push you to about 1400..and thats a big MIGHT.
Tell me Gaming Steve where can I get an HDTV for 200 dollars? Since the 360 is 400 bucks.
Oblivion is amazing, Morrowind, frankly, sucked, for pretty much the same reasons that Gaming Steve said. It's pretty damn incredible to me how people can be complaining about Oblivion's length of play, when I've had it for a week and been hammering away at it constantly and feel like I've barely scratched the surface.
Thanks for the Ep Steve, I was beginning to think you were burned out on podcasting.
wow, Greg sure does talk fast, but I definatley enjoyed listening to him even though I dont have an xbox360.
And the spore news, especially hearing about how we can track how our creatures are doing, got me excited about Spore again!
gread comeback podcast steve, thanks :)
I was expecting some enthusiasm for the red steel screen shots put out this month. If Ubisoft pulls it off, we'll have one killer launch title for the rev.
Great show steve, I thought you accidentally got lost in San Fran. Good show, I can't believe the Oblivion complainers made it here too, lol. Oh well, I'm enjoying it. I've invested all available free time into since release, while it does leave much room for improvement. It's better than I expected it to be. Rock on
Who are you, and what have you done to steve ? ;-)
You sound really refreshed, nice to hear !
Listening to the episode right now - you sound great, Steve. Now we can hope for more great Live Arcade offerings - like Archon, Killer Instinct, and others.
that one made me laugh. for like 10 minutes. straight. lol
i SAW you play the spore demo where can i
I found Greg Canessa very unpleasant to listen to. As he spoke I imagined him shuffling and dancing on his feet, wringing his hands, seemingly desperate for the toilet. Was the guy on speed or something?
Also, I must be one of the two people who have no plans to play Oblivion in the near future. I've only started playing Baldur's Gate recently, so I'll pick up Oblivion when it's in the bargain bin and running immaculately on my next generation computer. I just don't need the immediate gratification that infects everyone else. It does sound like a sweet game though.
LOL.. to Laurence.. no offence.. but send me half of what i paid for mine.. and ill send you my copy.. I got about 5th of the ideal game play time.. and system integrity was well quite good on my not so top of the line system.. but ya well worth the time to paly.. gives an idea of whats to come.. even if it isnt as good as you were hoping it'd be, like me with Oblivion, EAW and several new releases.
Ok, to answer your final thoughts:
DONT PLAY GODFATHER!
Its a load of EA licensed crap
I've managed to save up roughly $74408 in my bank account, but I'm not sure if I should buy a house or not. Do you think the market is stable or do you think that home prices will decrease by a lot?
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