May 3, 2006
Gaming Steve Episode 50 - 05.03.2006
Oh 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!
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Posted by Gaming Steve at 5:00 PM
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waited all week for this podcast, I even sent in some show mail...lets hope im on it!
its a def jam letter
I love how the whole gizmondo and anyone connected to it is going down the drain.
UK resistance did a little visit to their flagship london store about a year ago(situated in the same area that the flagship Apple store is, so they were paying through the nose for it) and did a nice little report so we could find out what went on.
As they say "A picture speaks a thousand words. The word is "HA" repeated 1000 times."
link here: http://www.ukresistance.co.uk/2005/04/visiting-gizmondo-shop.html
Holy crap episode 50!
Can't wait to give it a listen!
I hope I won the "Name that game" contest this week! I'm listening to Steve's new broadcast now.
WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!! (I love the Nintendo Wii :P)
With the buying computers part, if you're considering a Dell, dont get an Asian one, here in Australia we get the Asian ones, and 99.9% of them are business machines, and most of them have onboard graphics with no expansion ports for graphics cards, they're just not for gamers, the American ones are much much better.
Of course I think the best way is to just build one because you know what you're getting and you can cutomize it the way you want.
I wonder if Steve will ever make a podcast where he doesn't go out of his way to bash the PSP... Now excuse me while I go play Daxter.
Well Steve I own a PSP. I have to agree with you to an extent, I only use it for homebrew and listening to podcasts at work. I play many more games on my DS. It's too bad, the PSP is really filled with potential.
I'm also disgusted with another freaking proposed tax. I'm sick of these politicians trying to meddle with my games. We are taxed enough already, and many good, law abiding people, are finding ways to avoid taxes in general.
Don't be ashamed your a gamer, so many of us are, and more of us are over the age of 18 than you think. Keep up the good work, don't crash at E3 :D
cool! another podcast has arrived!
Just when you recommended a Dell computer I read this link:
Basically he recommends to never buy a Dell computer because Spyware now comes preinstalled on them and Dell wanted 50$ to tell him how to remove it. (The software comes preinstalled on HP computers, too btw)
Congrats on the half-century. Here's to the next fifty!
Thanks for answering my question. Would you believe I already ordered Ticket to Ride before you said that? You made it sound so fun in the last podcast.
Great show. Steve mentioned something where you could find the best prices for a specific product but he couldn't remeber the url(s) so here it is: www.pricerunner.com . This is only one of many of course but i think it's the best one.
A lot of us gamers don't follow Nintendo that closely, so that's probably why the New Super Mario game is news to so many of us.
I know they've done some press for it, but it sort of feels like the fans are doing more to promote it than they are. I was totally unaware of the game until a couple of weeks ago when a Nintendo fanboy brought it to my attention.
I haven't touched a Nintendo product since the Super Nintendo, but I'm going to buy a DS just for New Super Mario.
Steve, you mentioned the AOE III expansion pack, but forgot about Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends that's coming out next week. That may be a bigger release for MSFT than the AOE expansion pack for the PC.
Or were you focused on PC games coming out in the same timeframe as Vista?
At least take your PSP with you this time incase they offer you some cool downloads and whatever.
Great podcast Steve I really enjoyed it. I didnt know about the new Mario coming out either, I just hope it isn't going to be another ported Mario game from previous systems. I've always been loyal to Nintendo over the years so its good to hear when X system is doing crappy. I noticed Steve mentioned Ticket to Ride again, honestly I cant understand his obsession with it that being said I can picture him with a Ticket to Ride shrine in his closet that he prays to everyday and then commits perverted acts in front it.
A note on the dell thing, The hardware that goes into the machines is all courtesy of the cheapest bidder, They have to meet certain quality standards as regards failure rate but generally the non oem gear is much more relaible or out preforms it's oem equivilant(just).
Frankly anybody who has access to this site and most other gaming sites has access to enough knowledge to comfortabley be able to build thier own.
E³ is drawing far too much of my attention for a show that hasn't even started yet. It's like a swirling vortex of eye candy, tidbits and noise it'll destroy us all I say.
Robo-Ralley - This was a board game mentioned in the podcast and I thought I'd expand on it some. The game is a race where you give orders to a robot to get to certain flags in what is basically a factory that would only have been built to look cool in a movie (anybody who has seen Galaxy Quest and the 'smasher' or just about any cartoon factory froma WB cartoon, knows what I mean.)
You get dealt cards and these are your move orders. The cards are numbered and you place them face down on the table, the idea is to plan the movement of your robot. You put down five cards (if I recall) and once everybody has their cards down you start a turn. Everybody flips up the first card, the one with the highest number going first (they are number 0 - 1000 so there are no duplicates). You then move your robot per his order, then you move your robot per the board (he might be on a conveyor belt, oiled tile, or some other hazard) then you move the next player.
Where the chalenge comes in to the game is that:
1. The boards a re foll of traps, conveyor belts, crushers, flame throwers, etc.. and you need to get around them.
2. You only get a limited number of cards, and none of them might allow you to go where you want to go, so you have to work around the limitations.
3. The movement is based on the card number, so your craftly planned movement might get kicked out of whack when another player shoves you a square (or three) out of the way... making that timed crossing of the conveyor belt to miss the chomper a one way ticket to the recycle bin.
4. Other players are armed and can shoot. :)
While the game can be hilarious, I can't think of a game that would be better suited to being turned in to a turn-based computer game (ala Civ4) that this one. The aggrivation of some of the complex maps could often turn in to sessions of rule checking and deabte on the rules (a computer version would avoid that problem). It is also hard to find players because the beginning maps have been played out by the experienced and the advanced maps often result in quick deaths (disappointing the new players... never to return again).
I have the game and I love it, but it sits on the shelf collecting dust... too hard to find someone to play. I bet it could have the potential to be a great as a multi;y computer game.
Nuclear War/Nuclear Escalation/ Nuclear Profileration anybody (THAT was a great card wargame... long before Magic the Ruining)
Congrats on Pod Cast 50!!!!!!
About the E3 comment where Steve said it is very hard to get in. I have to disagree with you. I worked at a small software publisher and did shipping for them and I was given an E3 pass for the event, I just could not afford to go down for it.
Also my friends make up small blog sites right 3 or 4 articles then fax E3 and say they are in the industry and get a press pass no questions asked.
Now granted no more press passes are being given out but still if you had just a little forsight E3 is a cakewalk to get into.
Re: gaming PC's and advice on what to get, I can suggest the forums on this site:
Very helpful crowd - lots of opinions on whats the best value etc.
(note: im just a forum member there, not pimping my site or anything )
Found out about this from www.vgtalks.com
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