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February 21, 2008

Gaming Steve Episode 70 - 02.21.2008

Spore Pineapple!Sorry I didn't have a show yesterday as I was having "hardware issues". But I'm back today with a quick recap of GDC 2008 days 1 and 2, plus a little interview with Spore Producer Caryl Shaw.

Caryl sat down with me to talk all things Spore for a good half hour, so stop reading this and start listening to the show. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 70 Program

  • Game Developers Conference Days 1 & 2 Recap
    • Xbox 360 finally allows anyone to develop for their system.
    • Ninja Gaiden II gets dated.
    • Peter Molyneux does his snake-oil dance for Fable 2 ... and we eat it up.
    • Gears of War 2 is announced and dated, guess the rumors were true.
    • Jack Emmert goes off on MMO developers.
    • Interview with Caryl Shaw, Producer for Spore from Maxis.

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January 18, 2008

Gaming Steve Episode 68 - 01.18.2008

Culdcept SagaThe first new show of 2008 and it's a fun one! This week I have Nobu Taguchi from Namco Bandai Games on the show to chat about the very cool Culdcept Saga.

And make sure to check out this week's Show Mail where I'm giving out four free copies of Culdcept Saga! Enjoy the show!

Gaming Steve Episode 68 Program

  • 00:03:33 Game News:
    • Bioshock prequel in development?
    • Star Wars in Soul Calibur IV ... what?
    • Over one million get Wii Fit.
    • GoldenEye to appear on XBLA? Don't count on it.
    • Assassin's Creed DS leaks info and the Internet explodes.
    • Xbox Live lawsuit muzzles Microsoft.
    • Surprise! Smash Bros. Brawl delayed again ... okay, nobody is really surprised.
    • Spore and Call of Duty 4 confirmed for Macs.
    • Uwe Boll returning to low-budget projects ... or is he?
    • Nintendo to explode with new releases in 2008.
    • Master Chief not starring in Halo movie? Why is everyone so surprised?
  • 00:43:31 Interview: Nobu Taguchi, localization producer for Culdcept Saga from Namco Bandai Games.
  • 01:09:33 Name That Game: I'm giving away four free copies of Culdcept Saga, find out how to win yours!
  • 01:11:51 Show Mail: I answer your audio and text questions.
  • 01:35:40 Final Thoughts: Everyone all rested up after the holidays as here come the glut of games!
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December 11, 2007

Gaming Steve Episode 65 - 12.11.2007

goblinz welcomeAlthough 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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December 4, 2007

Gaming Steve Episode 64 - 12.04.2007

Eye Of Flame BeholderSince I've been gone for a little while I decided to make this show a bit special. Not only do I have a great guest but I have my biggest contest yet where you can win a free next-gen game console! That's right, a brand new console, as well as other great prizes, and all you have to do is listen to the show!

And in celebration of National Dice Day I have a great interview with Christopher Perkins from Wizards of the Coast. Chris and I geek out and talk about Dungeon & Dragons new 4th Edition and it's upcoming transition into the online world. Enjoy the show!

Gaming Steve Episode 64 Program

  • 00:03:29 Game News:
    • Mario Galaxy is the fastest-selling Mario ... ever!
    • Deus Ex 3 slips out of the bag.
    • Nintendo's Virtual Console sells $33 million. Is that a lot?
    • Nintendo moves a million systems in a week.
    • Grand Theft Auto IV: box art now, trailer later, game much much later.
    • Sony signs new ad agency, a lot of people lose their jobs.
    • Activision and Blizzard join forces to take over the World of Gaming.
    • Gamespot editor fired over Kane & Lynch review?
  • 00:48:33 Interview: Christopher Perkins, Story Design Manager RPGs/Minis R&D from Wizards of the Coast.
  • 01:50:19 Game Review: The Witcher for the PC.
  • 01:58:19 Name That Game: My biggest contest yet where you can win a free next-gen console!
  • 02:02:23 Show Mail: I answer your email and audio questions.
  • 02:26:00 Final Thoughts: I talk about the future of the show.
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March 27, 2007

Gaming Steve Episode 63 - 03.27.2007

Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium WarsSo what happens when two of the most anticipated games of the year -- Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars and The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles -- come out on the same day? Well I guess I'll just have to feature interviews with the developers of BOTH games on my show!

Oh yeah, and don't miss the cameos by Billy Dee Williams, Tricia Helfer and Joe Kucan (Kane himself!) throughout the show. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 63 Program

  • 00:05:53 Game News:
    • February US games sales up and everyone wins!
    • Take-Two takes the fight to Thompson.
    • Take-Two for sale?
    • Xbox 360 becoming Elite?
    • You Don't Know Jack moves online for free!
    • Microsoft probes possible Xbox Live fraud.
    • New Wii browser incoming.
    • PS3 finally hits the UK ... and does really well.
  • 00:26:30 Interview: Amer Ajami, Producer for Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars from EA.
  • 00:42:52 Interview: Bruce Nesmith, Design Director for The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles from Besthesda Softworks.
  • 01:22:17 Game Preview: The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles for the PC and Xbox 360.
  • 01:26:03 Review: Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars for the PC.
  • 01:37:21 Show Mail: I answer your email questions (send me some new audio questions!).
  • 01:50:56 Final Thoughts: Oh yeah, I forgot to do Name That Game this week, sorry about that!
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August 16, 2006

Gaming Steve Episode 58 - 08.16.2006

Dead RisingSo why was E3 really scaled back, and what the heck is XNA? All of this and more on this week's show! Oh yeah, and more information on how to write for the site.

Gaming Steve Episode 58 Program

  • 00:05:06 Game News:
    • Goodbye Computer Gaming World, hello Microsoft.
    • Big surprise, Spore is heading to consoles.
    • Downloadable content is making a mint.
    • Bioware gets MMOG middleware.
    • Spore delayed again.
    • The analysts' were wrong (again), game sales are better than ever.
    • Ho hum, Blizzard bans a mere 59,000 WoW accounts.
    • World of Datecraft?
    • Card-arcade hybrid heading to the DS.
    • Japanese buy 10 million DSes.
    • RIP E3 ... we will miss you.
  • 00:42:15 Interview: Chris Satchell, General Manager of Game Development for Microsoft chats about XNA.
  • 00:55:59 Review: Dead Rising for the Xbox 360.
  • 01:04:57 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and the always cool prize!
  • 01:07:32 Show Mail: I answer your audio questions.
  • 01:31:12 Final Thoughts: Make sure to check out the new Caesar IV demo.
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June 19, 2006

Gaming Steve Episode 56 - 06.19.2006

Louis Castle and Peter MooreNow this is a show! I got Peter Moore, I got a preview of the first RTS for the Xbox 360, I got a review of the Nintendo DS, I got an interview with the godfather of RTS, Louis Castle, I got you a detailed overview of Microsoft Game Studios in Seattle ... I got a lot. Enough with the talk, on with the show!

Gaming Steve Episode 56 Program

  • 00:03:15 Game News:
    • Dungeons & Dragons Online goes solo.
    • Wii price and date to be announced ... by September.
    • EVE Online invades China big time.
    • Dragon's Lair goes HD.
    • Blizzard making everything into an MMO?
    • DS Lite sells 136k in first two days.
    • Tim Schafer demands 360-compatible Psychonauts.
    • Spore spreads to mobile phones (again).
    • Lara Croft is coming back.
    • Microsoft is working on a handheld ... what exactly?
  • 00:31:54 Interview: Peter Moore, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division. Oh yeah, and he also runs something called the Xbox 360.
  • 01:07:36 Game Preview: The Battle for Middle Earth II for the Xbox 360.
  • 01:22:56 Interview: Louis Castle, Vice President of Creative Development for Electronic Arts and the creator of such classics as Dune II and Command & Conquer.
  • 01:34:56 Review: Nintendo DS Lite.
  • 01:41:25 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and the always cool prize!
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  • 01:45:34 Show Mail: I answer your audio questions.
  • 02:19:23 Final Thoughts: Digital download is just awesome.
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June 6, 2006

Gaming Steve Episode 55 - 06.06.2006

Rise of LegendsAnother week, another cool interview. This week I bring back fan favorite Greg Canessa the General Manager of Xbox Live Arcade. Also I give you a preview next week's show in which I visit Microsoft Game Studios in Seattle. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 55 Program

  • 00:09:37 Game News:
    • Damn those nukes I got aliens to kill!
    • A new Paper Mario game for the GameCube? Is that thing still alive?
    • Alienware assimilates Blu-ray drives.
    • Half-Life 2: Episode One launches.
    • Amsterdam to open game-addiction clinic.
    • Minnesota game bill signed into law.
    • One out of two MMOers play WOW ... wow.
  • 00:29:30 Interview: Greg Canessa the Group Manager for Xbox Live Arcade.
  • 00:57:27 Game Review: Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends for the PC.
  • 01:04:18 RetroReview: Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64.
  • 01:11:32 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and the always cool prize!
  • 01:15:19 Show Mail: I answer your audio and email questions.
  • 01:49:38 Final Thoughts: I can't stop ranting!
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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.
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