December 11, 2007
Gaming Steve Episode 65 - 12.11.2007
Although this week's news wasn't as crazy as last week there was plenty of interesting items in the world of gaming. Plus find out the status of the Name That Game contest where you can win a free next-gen game console
And by amazing coincidence I had the opportunity to sit down with yet another representative from Wizards of the Coast
(seriously, it was completely unplanned). This time I get to chat with legendary Magic: The Gathering player and VP of of Digital Gaming Randy Buehler
Randy and I discuss Wizards new digital initiative and how they plan to implement move all of their games to the online space, plus Randy critiques my Vintage (Type 1) Magic deck ... awesome! Enjoy the show!
Gaming Steve Episode 65 Program
- 00:03:28 Game News:
- Xbox 360 sales to rival the Wii, PS3 still plays catchup.
- Kane & Lynch site caught fibbing about review scores.
- Boy attacked by moose "feigns death," and loses aggro thanks to WoW.
- GameStop promoted to the S&P 500.
- Nintendo pulls their Wii ads ... must make more Wiis!
- Eve Online patch accidentally bricks XP, oops!
- Activison to replace Guitar Hero III Wii discs, will anyone even notice?
- Wii Fit debuts at #2 in Japan ... and Assassin's Creed debuts at #8?
- PaRappa creators to make new music game for the Wii.
- GameSpot on Gerstmann-gate.
- 00:30:43 Interview: Randy Buehler, Vice President of Digital Gaming from Wizards of the Coast.
- 01:04:37 RetroReview: Culdcept for the PlayStation 2.
- 01:09:02 Name That Game: Do I pick the winner for the next-gen console this week?
- 01:12:32 Show Mail: I answer your email and audio questions.
- 01:35:26 Final Thoughts: Updating the site!
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Posted by Gaming Steve at 9:00 PM
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Cool, I'll give 'er a listen now while I take a break from my drawing of utter crap.
Gonna enjoy the next 99 minutes.
man, did I already tell you how happy i am that you finally got the chance to return to podcasting steve? :-)
i've listened to GS epsiodes for years and they accompanied me all over the world (germany, japan, south africa, new zealand, etc.).
so thanks a million steve! and who knows: maybe i'll even win another name-that-game contest one day :-) (oh my god, was it really in june 2005, that I won that Mario Kart stylus?)
alex s. from germany
Great, you reviewed Culdcept! I love that game.
It's true that the computer "cheats" by coincidences in that game, though. I love it still.
Err, to correct myself, the computer cheats by just happening to draw a certain card that just happened to be in that deck they were playing with that, by coincidence, thwarts your current strategy.
For example, I was once going for a medal for collecting over...3,000G (maybe 2,000) in one toll. The obvious choice was to chain up green land, place a Gnome on it (increases the toll by x1.5), level the land up to the maximum level and get the highest territory toll, then use a specific enchantment to force him to land there. As the computer approached it, he just happened to roll three 1s in a row, delaying the catch as long as possible. When he was just one space away, he then chanced upon a card that removed the enchantment.
Thankfully, he landed on the Gnome anyway and I got our medal.
Erm, at this point in time, ITunes doesn't update the podcast.
Who needs iTunes? Just click the download show link and it streams it through your browser at the greatest download speed.
For those interested in Gaming Steve's Culdcept review, the original American PS2 game is inexpensive in the stores selling used games.
iTunes does update the Gaming Steve podcast. You may have to cancel and resubscribe. My subscription is the same as it was a year ago.
iTunes wasn't updating because there was a small error with the RSS feed into iTunes. However I fixed it and it should show up no problem in iTunes now.
My favourite (Australian spelling, g'day and blimey!) game of 2007 was Hotel Dusk. I just love the way game consoles are finally breaking the wall between 'serious' arts, literature and the like and the so-called frivolity of computer games. This will happen more often I think and is a good thing.
Thanks for the brilliant show.
That moose incident sounds more like common sense than a WoW trained plan. Now, if he had called a bear to keep the moose busy while his sister pelted it with frost spells, I would concede that WoW helped.
And I bet all it dropped was vendor trash, anyways.
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