October 3, 2006
Gaming Steve Episode 59 - 10.03.2006
Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated! I'm back and I have a great new feature where I explain in detail the entire game development process from beginning to end. This week I examine what type of games publishers are looking to publish. Enjoy!
Gaming Steve Episode 59 Program
- 00:04:09 Game News:
- Lots of Wii info.
- Where did all the PS3s go?
- Tons of new Xbox 360 content.
- Seaman gets a seaquel.
- Wii's first-party games to be region-free?
- Psychonauts, Bloodrayne available via Steam.
- Bully grabs the coveted Teen rating from the ESRB.
- BioWare developing for the DS.
- Microsoft offers free repairs/refunds for defective launch 360s.
- ESRB must play every game in its entirety says proposed legislation.
- 1.1 million Lego Star Wars II sold.
- Oblivion coming to the PS3.
- South Park gets hooked on World of Warcraft.
- 00:37:16 Game Review: Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime for the Nintendo DS.
- 00:41:46 RetroReview: Shining Force for the Genesis and GameBoy Advance.
- 00:47:08 Making The Game: A new special feature where I explain what it takes to make a video game from beginning to end. This week, what do publishers want?
- 00:54:34 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and the always cool prize!
- 00:57:55 Show Mail: I answer your questions ... sort of.
- 01:01:26 Final Thoughts: Love that Puzzle Pirates.
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When you said to look for a new show soon, you meant it!
Thank you very much! It is great to have you back. :)
Thank you, sir.
Damn these late postings! :P
Sweet baby Jesus I missed you Steve, congrats!
Thanks for releasing another one! :)
"Wii's first-party games to be region-free." I'm not there in the podcast yet, but this news was debunked.
THIS IS FOR ALL OF YOU WHO THOUGHT STEVE WAS GONE! You idiots, Something had to have happened, I knew it. Maybe he had got hurt or somthing. But hes back, thank God. It nice to see you back Steve!
Praise the lord, he's back
WELCOME BACK, STEVE!!!! Congrats on the new baby!!
Welcome back, and congradulations! I'm very much looking forward to Making The Game.
I won't be able to listen to this till tommarow but I know this is gonna be great! GO STEVE GO!
Good to have you back Steve.
Love the new section of the cast *thumbs up*
There are also subscription oceans on Puzzle Pirates. On Midnight and Cobalt Oceans, for a flat $10/month you don't have to worry about doubloons.
-Iostream of the Midnight Ocean
Glad you're still kickin' Steve. Can't wait to give this a listen.
This is for all Dragon_Reborn knuckleheads who double post things and has his head so far up Steve's butt that if Steve stops unexpectedly, only Dragon's ankles will show. I still stand by my comments that a small post on the front page was not too much to ask. I'm happy that Steve and his wife had a baby, I have two of them myself. No excuse to leave your community out in the cold.
Thanks for the great podcast Steve!
I heard about the Shining force games on mobile phone a while ago, but all i found was this URL http://shining-world.jp/mobile/ and lots of sites telling me there was no release in the US.
The German USK plays each game through entirely before giving it a rating. They have professional gamers who play the game through entirely using cheatcodes and walkthroughs and then presents it to the rating board. That has never been a problem, and no one from the media has ever complained about this. Delays are very rare because of this. Actually I don't think that they happen. Oblivion came out here the same week it came out in the US. I don't see the problem you Americans have with this.
As for that ESRB bill, there is one compelling argument that this is a bad idea. Would it have found "Hot Coffee?" NO!
There are also these free roaming games (Oblivion, Saints Row, GTA, Test Drive Unlimited) where an exhaustive game play is virtually impossible. Sure, you could do all the missions, but will you find all of the unintended polygon flaws, invisible platforms, get-past-the edge exploits, and strange positioning of the in-game characters? Again, no.
And finally, what about downloadable content, NEW cheat devices, and online play? All the publishers can do is state that "online pay may change rating." Downloadable content may be rated, but what if it "breaks" the game in an unknown, embarrasing way? Like what if the characters' clothes disappear under certain conditions? (Smurfette, anyone?) A new cheat device may allow the playing of mods.
The writers of the bill are unaware that the ESRB can only do their best and there will always be naughty programmers and mod makers. They're like people that way.
Welcome back, congrats on the new child and I feel you pain on trying to record with kids screaming in the back ground
WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! thank the LORD! steve is BACK!! lol is this a special birthday trat just for me steve? 18 tomorrow! FU*K YEAH!!!
Oh frabjous day, calloo callay, he chortled in his joy! (happy happy, joy joy)
Not only did I get to hear a new episode of gaming Steve today, but I just got back from work to find that my copy of Rocket Slime has arrived from Play Asia!
How's that for serendipity?
Great to see you back Steve, but even better to know that things are going so well for you.
You weren't kidding about a new episode coming soon.
You loved Banjo-Kazooie? You're awesome Steve! Have you ever played Banjo-Tooie? You should if you haven't because most likely there will be some inside jokes in the third one that you would only get in the second one. Secondly, it's a great compliment to the first one and is just as good as the first.
I can't believe so many people thought the last "Name That Game" sound was Prey. Even I could tell it was Guitar Hero and I never played the game. I heard those little screw ups too.
We'll hear from you soon next episode Steve.
I want to buy a new DS title, because I'll be on a plane next week. Steve - if you had a choice what would you pick between Kirby's Canvas Curse or Dragon Quest's Rocket Slime? Any advice on thatta one? Cheers! LOVE YOUR SHOW MAN!
Excellent pod cast Steve, keep up the incredible amount of work you do to make the podcast extra special. Your the best in the buis.
Good to see your podcast is back, was getting worried!
Yay, a new show! Welcome back Steve and congratulations with the latest addition to your gaming-crew. ;)
Finally a show! Welcome back, Steve.
YAY STEVE! I'm so glad you're back! Congradulations on your new child (say goodbye to sleep for another 6 months to a year). Can't wait to have my second one :D. Glad the netcast is still going strong, and I hope things go smooth!
Excellent Podcast! My ability to resist the DS is falling daily.
I agree Beomoose... was in BestBuy yesterday, and they are hard to resist... ahhh!
I suspect the reason so many people thought it was Prey is because that most excellent song (Judas Priest, rawr) is in the bar's jukebox at the very beginning of Prey. It might even be the default song, but I can't remember. I didn't listen to the previous show, but when I heard the clip I did actually think of Prey up until I heard the missed notes.
That was a nice choice for the next one as well. It's been a while since I've played it; brings back fond memories. I don't think it ever got the recognition that it deserved, either.
The first second of the song I thought "Vice City. V-Rock, home of the vulture!"
Then I heard the scrats and knew it was Guitar Hero.
Prey would have been my third guess.
How Steve would have had us discern Vice City from Prey (Since it's the pure song playing in both games) I would like to know though =-p
I'm not even going to bother downloading this one Gaming Steve. Since you've become a spokesman for Microsoft, there's no point really. I would download the Major Nelson podcast if I wanted to hear about how great Microsoft are.
Blah blah blah.
Steve -- congrats on your newborn. I have one myself and know all too well what that means for getting work done (and sleep habits!).
Uh Laurence, this dosn't have much to do about Microsoft, more abou t Nintendo. If you dont dload it fine. And also sorry aobut that double posting a while back, my screen froze.
Congrats on the baby Steve. Also i agree with what you said about the ps3, im a big sony fan but i just dont see why i should buy their new console over the cheaper wii or 360.
Thanks for another great podcast, Steve.
Here we go again, another month before next podcast.
It's been little over a week...
That doesnt mean it wont take a month for the next podcast.
It might take another month but atleast we know why. Having a baby can be time consuming.
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