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June 15, 2010

Gaming Steve Episode 72 - 06.15.2010

dead-rising.jpgSure it's been 2+ years since my last podcast! Err ... sorry everyone. But better late than never! And maybe I'll do another one soon! Enjoy the show!

Gaming Steve Episode 72 Program

  • E3 2010 Day 1 Recap
    • Who is this Steve person?
    • Why did Microsoft lose my trust?
    • Why was the Sony press conference so boring?
    • Is the Nintendo 3DS as insanely awesome as you think it might be? (answer: no, it's way more awesome!)
    • Will Steve ever do another podcast ever again or will you need to wait another 2+ years?
    • This and many more questions will finally be answered!

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February 24, 2008

Gaming Steve Episode 71 - 02.24.2008

Steve and Will WrightThe Game Developers Conference has come to an end and I've put together a fantastic roundtable to recap the show.

On the show I have Brent Lassi from VirginWorlds.com, Michael Zenke from Slashdot and Massively.com, and Michael Gordon Shapiro from MikeMusic.com (and the man responsible for the Gaming Steve theme song).

Mike even sings a bit of his theme song on the show ... something to behold. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 71 Program

  • Game Developers Conference Day 3 Recap
    • How on earth did one guy create an MMORPG with a player base of 1.8 million people?
    • The Chronicles of Spellborn is still alive and kicking.
    • What are Cryptic Studios and Jack Emmert up to?
    • What did game designers rant about this year?
    • Why do game developers dress so poorly?
    • What crazy game did Steve Meretzky design at this year's Game Design Challenge?
    • WebWars: EVE sounds freaking awesome.
    • Why is Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures going for an M-rating?
    • Why is GDC the place to be if you want to get into the game industry.
    • Finally, we get all goofy after three intense days.

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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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February 15, 2008

Gaming Steve Episode 69 - 02.15.2008

Spore!After years of waiting, dreaming, speculating, hoping, wishing, fantasizing, and talking about Spore, we finally get ... a release date! Sure it's still seven months away, but now we all have something to look forward to for the next seven months!

Just think, seven months of waiting, dreaming, speculating, hoping, wishing, fantasizing, and talking about Spore!

Oh yeah, and lots of other news, I prepare for next week's Game Developers Conference, and something terrible happens to my Wii ... and Spore! Enjoy the show!

Gaming Steve Episode 69 Program

  • 00:07:19 Game News:
    • Spore is coming! Spore is coming! Lots and lots of Spore-related news!
    • Blizzard surprises people by announcing their cancelled games?
    • Banjo Kazooie 3 to appear in 2008, hopefully.
    • ESRB reports lower percentage of Mature games.
    • Puzzle Quest sequel coming in 2008.
    • Ubisoft smacks Bratz for $13 million. You go girl!
    • Mass Effect PC-bound this May, nobody is surprised.
    • EA Sports extends their NFL monopoly until 2013, nobody is surprised.
    • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is announced for the PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and is nearly complete, everyone is surprised!
    • Cryptic Studios is bringing Champions Online to PCs and consoles, everyone is surprised!
  • 00:40:24 Review: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune for the PlayStation 3.
  • 00:47:06 Name That Game: A new contest and new rules!
  • 00:51:25 Show Mail: I answer your audio and text questions.
  • 01:23:11 Final Thoughts: I'm getting ready for next week's GDC, and the unthinkable happens to my Wii! The horror!
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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 27, 2007

Gaming Steve Episode 67 - 12.27.2007

Darkon -- You HAVE to see this movie!The holidays delayed the show for a few days, but its worth the wait as is the big week where I finally announce the winners to the win a free next-gen game console contest.

Also this week I have an extra long showmail section to keep you entertained during the slow holiday week. Enjoy the show!

Gaming Steve Episode 67 Program

  • 00:05:19 Name That Game: I announce the winners to the big win a free next-gen console contest! Did you win? Listen and find out!
  • 00:13:27 Game News:
    • The Duke is back ... always bet on Duke!
    • Play PS1 games on your PSP via your PS3 ... what?
    • Activision takes a hard stance on locking out Rock Band controllers. Why is everyone surprised?
    • Red + PSP = Double sales.
    • New Mass Effect book, Ascension, to land next summer.
    • Chinese teen burns classmate, blames World of Warcraft.
    • Amazon sell 17 Wiis per second, but yet nobody can find them!
    • Steam and others having big sales! Now you have no excuse not to buy and play Psychonauts (only $9.95!).
  • 00:38:04 Show Mail: The Xtra large holiday edition.
  • 01:42:55 Final Thoughts: Lots of big changes to the Gaming Steve site in 2008 and I give you a sneak peak!
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December 18, 2007

Gaming Steve Episode 66 - 12.18.2007

Mass EffectIt's the end of the year and that means everyone has to release their "lists". So I join in the fun and go through my picks of 2007. What were the best games of 2007? What were the hidden gems that fell through the cracks? What were the most disappointing games? And what was my pick for Game of the Year? (I guarantee that my pick will be a surprise.)

Plus find out the status of the Name That Game contest where you can win a free next-gen game console. Enjoy the show!

Gaming Steve Episode 66 Program

  • 00:03:52 Game News:
    • Crysis and Unreal Tournament 3 both underperform.
    • GameStop opening tourney venues.
    • Time loves video games.
    • Blizzards confirms new MMORPG in the works and I give details.
    • Everyone loves to game!
    • Auran shuts shop, nobody really surprised.
    • Assassin's Creed sells a gazillion copies ... but who cares! There is a new Might and Magic game coming!
    • Why November sales matter for the entire year.
    • Nintendo is losing a billion dollars on the Wii's short supply.
    • Nintendo and GameStop to issue rainchecks (does anyone even know what a raincheck is anymore?).
    • Soda companies blame video games for obese children.
    • E3 returns to LA Convention Center, nobody cares except for gaming journalists.
  • 00:55:18 Special Feature: What were the best, the hidden gems, and the most disappointing games of 2007?
  • 01:23:49 Review: Mass Effect for the Xbox 360.
  • 01:38:23 Name That Game: Do I pick the winner for the next-gen console this week? Do I?
  • 01:40:00 Show Mail: I answer your email questions (send me some more questions please).
  • 01:46:00 Final Thoughts: Why is nobody playing my 2007 Game of the Year pick?
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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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