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May 24, 2006

Gaming Steve Episode 54 - 05.24.2006

Heroes of Might & Magic VWow, I asked you to send me your questions about E3, and did you ever! I do my best to plow through all of your questions and comments about E3. I also have a crazy interview with Cliffy B from Epic Games, Lead Designer of the upcoming Gears of War. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 54 Program

  • 00:02:00 Game News:
    • Phantom CEO charged with pump and dump.
    • Xbox Live downloads crazy popular.
    • Dell opts for AMD chip.
    • Study downplays link of video games to violence.
    • DS Lite Euro release date set.
    • The Wizard is coming! The Wizard is coming!
    • Kill Curt Schilling (in EverQuest that is).
  • 00:24:46 Interview: Cliff Bleszinski (AKA Cliffy B) from Epic Games, Lead Designer of the upcoming Gears of War for the Xbox 360.
  • 00:41:08 Game Review: Heroes of Might and Magic V for the PC.
  • 00:48:28 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and the always cool prize!
  • 00:51:10 Show Mail: I answer a ton of audio questions about E3.
  • 01:47:14 Final Thoughts: The last E3 wrap-up, I hope.
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May 12, 2006

Gaming Steve Episode 53 - 05.12.2006

E3 Expo 2006 Day 3Today I have the craziest show I have ever done. Not only do I recap this year's E3 but I have a whopping six interviews from the show floor ... AKA "The Super Interview Spectacular Show". Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 53 Program

  • E3 2006 Day 3 Recap
    • 00:00:49 Detailed hands-on preview of the Wii, its games, and a detailed report of too many games to list from the show floor.
    • 00:33:41 Super quick interview with Will Wright about Spore.
    • 00:34:33 Interview with Tim Train, VP of Operations and Development of Big Huge Games about the newly released Rise of Legends for the PC.
    • 00:53:34 Interview with Paul Sage, Lead Designer of Tabula Rasa from NCSoft.
    • 01:02:12 Interview with Mark Tucker, Lead Designer of Dungeon Runners from NCSoft.
    • 01:09:54 Interview with Michael Khaimzon, Lead Designer of Crysis from Crytek.
    • 01:16:25 Interview with Kevin Unangst, Director of Global Marketing for Games for Windows from Microsoft.
    • 01:30:06 Final wrap-up of the E3 2006.
Download the show (96 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 53 (MP3).

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E3 2006 - Day 3 Photos

It's the last day of E3 and I have yet more photos for you all. And don't miss my last podcast where I give my hands-on review of the Wii and six crazy interviews. Check it out.

E3 2006 - Day 3
The Army always has the coolest toys at E3.

E3 2006 - Day 3
The anti-booth babe.

E3 2006 - Day 3
Some Final Fantasy XII guy (probably a bad one).

E3 2006 - Day 3
Gotta love the Pac.

E3 2006 - Day 3
Lots of dragons at E3.

E3 2006 - Day 3
Got nothing to say for this one.

E3 2006 - Day 3
What's on those tiny little screens?

E3 2006 - Day 3
I didn't know they had a NYC Subway at E3.

E3 2006 - Day 3
Optimus Prime!

E3 2006 - Day 3
That's a big gun.

E3 2006 - Day 3
Supreme Commander looks awesome.

E3 2006 - Day 3
That poor Porsche.

E3 2006 - Day 3
NCSoft had another strong showing this year.

E3 2006 - Day 3
Uh, aren't we in LA?

E3 2006 - Day 3
Hum, I guess not.

E3 2006 - Day 3
The world's smallest movie theater.

E3 2006 - Day 3
Wow, an actual booth babe, I thought they were extinct.

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May 11, 2006

Gaming Steve Episode 52 - 05.11.2006

E3 Expo 2006 Day 2It's only day two of E3 and today I have a dynamite show! Not only do I co-host the show with World of Warcraft Senior Level Designer John Staats, not only do give you a blow-by-blow description of my Spore experience (along with a dozen other games), but I managed to score an interview with Shane Kim, GM of Microsoft Game Studios. All of this and it's only day two of E3. This is one for the record books. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 52 Program

  • E3 2006 Day 2 Recap
    • What's it like to build a creature in Spore? And is Will Wright actually giving the Spore demostration?
    • John and I give our impressions of Viva Pinata, Crackdown, Gears of War, Two Human, and Mass Effect for the Xbox 360.
    • Next John and I switch gears and give our impressions of God of War 2, Heavenly Sword, Resistance Fall of Man, and the overall Sony presence.
    • John and I next visit Bethesda and check out Star Trek Legacy, Star Trek: Tactical Assalt, and Pirates of the Caribbean Legend of Jack Sparrow.
    • Back to Windows Vista and how Windows is going to enhance PC gaming.
    • Finally I sit down and chat with Shane Kim and I wrap up the day's coverage (starts at 1:13:18).
Download the show (93 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 52 (MP3).

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E3 2006 - Day 2 Photos

More E3, more photos. Also another podcast, this one with show co-host John Saats, World of Warcraft Senior Level Designer and an interview with Shane Kim, GM of Microsoft Game Studios -- check it out.

E3 2006 - Day 2
Guess what game is at this booth?

E3 2006 - Day 2
Blizzard always has the best statues at their booth.

E3 2006 - Day 2
NCSoft = Juggling fire.

E3 2006 - Day 2
TitanQuest, a very respectable Diablo clone.

E3 2006 - Day 2
Yes that is recreation of Scarface's home at E3.

E3 2006 - Day 2
Pixel movie turned into video game ... check.

E3 2006 - Day 2
Sure the booth babes are gone, but you have these guys instead!

E3 2006 - Day 2
And don't forget Snoopy and Charlie Brown!

E3 2006 - Day 2
There are lots of shows at E3 this year.

E3 2006 - Day 2
You know who this is.

E3 2006 - Day 2
Duck season? Rabbit season!

E3 2006 - Day 2
Neato.

E3 2006 - Day 2
The last person who tried to sneak into E3.

E3 2006 - Day 2
Again, booth babes? Not so much...

E3 2006 - Day 2
You know you love the Harvest Moon.

E3 2006 - Day 2
Crom!

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May 10, 2006

Gaming Steve Episode 51 - 05.10.2006

E3 Expo 2006 Day 1In this very special episode of Gaming Steve I am reporting to you directly from the E3 Expo show floor and today I share the mic with my co-host from the GDC conference. Christopher Grant from Joystiq sits down with me to discuss day one of E3. So sit back and enjoy myself and Chris chatting about all things E3.

Gaming Steve Episode 51 Program

  • E3 2006 Day 1 Recap
    • Chris and I discuss the Nintendo keynote and what it's like to use the Wii controller.
    • Review of the Microsoft keynote and their surprising announcements.
    • Chris gives the Sony keynote an "F" and what about that crazy PS3 pricing?
    • General thoughts about the upcoming console wars and how they're going to play out.
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E3 2006 - Day 1 Photos

E3 2006 officially kicked off and I was on the floor capturing all the madness that is E3. However, rather than a lengthy recap why don't you just download my podcast of the day's events (with guest co-host this episode Christopher Grant from Joystiq). Of course podcasts aren't so great for pictures, so here are picts from today.

E3 2006 - Day 1
Lots of DS games on the Nintendo floor.

E3 2006 - Day 1
Wii is fun!

E3 2006 - Day 1
Showing off the Wii in action.

E3 2006 - Day 1
The many faces of Wii.

E3 2006 - Day 1
Lookie at that Wii-gun controller.

E3 2006 - Day 1
Conducting an orchestra using the Wii controller.

E3 2006 - Day 1
Believe it or not the but the Wii controller works great with first person shooters.

E3 2006 - Day 1
Lots and lots of Wiis in house.

E3 2006 - Day 1
Showing off Metroid 3.

E3 2006 - Day 1
Yet more Wiis.

E3 2006 - Day 1
A row of DS Lites.

E3 2006 - Day 1
God of War II, the reason to by a PS2.

E3 2006 - Day 1
Guitar Hero 2!

E3 2006 - Day 1
Lounged in the Sony booth.

E3 2006 - Day 1
That's a big PSP.

E3 2006 - Day 1
It's here and it's playable.

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May 3, 2006

Gaming Steve Episode 50 - 05.03.2006

Electronic Entertainment ExpoOh boy, it's that time of year again! Not only do you get a standard show but you also get an extended E3 preview special where I go through all of next week's madness. I even tell you how to get into E3 and how you should prepare if are lucky enough to attend.

And don't forget to come back next week as I bring you my daily coverage E3 from the show floor with my partner Xfire. Enjoy the show!

Gaming Steve Episode 50 Program

  • 00:03:51 Game News:
    • Revolution renamed Wii.
    • Xbox still in the red.
    • Yet another ex-Gizmondo exec arrested.
    • Audition for Guitar Hero II.
    • Factions goes live.
    • Texas lawmaker proposing game tax.
    • Kingdom Hearts II sells 1 million in North America.
    • Twilight Princess on May 15?
    • Analysts predict bleak future for UMDs.
    • DS Lite to be priced and dated May 4?
  • 00:26:22 E3 Preview: I break down all the systems, games, rumors and what to expect at next week's E3. I also give you the dirt on how to get in if you don't have a ticket and how to survive E3.
  • 00:54:34 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and the always cool prize!
  • 00:57:03 Show Mail: I answer your audio and email questions.
  • 01:33:41 Final Thoughts: Look for my E3 coverage next week and see if pass out on the air!
Download the show (97 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 50 (MP3).

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