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March 9, 2007

Gaming Steve Episode 62 - 03.09.2007

GDC 2007 Spore Vehicle EditorAs GDC 2007 comes to an end I sit down with Christopher Grant from Joystiq to recap the conference.

In addition, I reveal new Spore information straight from Chaim Gingold (Spore Game Designer), the Spore development team gives the Gaming Steve Spore community some love, and I sit down with Chris Satchell, General Manager of XNA, about their wacky competition where four game designers created four games in four days. Crazy man, enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 62 Program

  • Game Developers Conference Day 3 Recap
    • Chris and I discuss his group panel at GDC, Ten Games You Need to Play: The Digital Game Canon.
    • How are past video games being preserved for the ages?
    • We discuss several upcoming games shown on the show floor.
    • I reveal new Spore information and we discuss the importance of Spore for the gaming industry.
    • Why we're skipping the E for All Expo.
    • I interview with Chris Satchell about the four games in four days competition.
    • Wrap up the show and the conference.
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March 8, 2007

Gaming Steve Episode 61 - 03.08.2007

GDC 2007 Day 2Can you believe it ... another brand new podcast? Are dogs and cats living together? Well they must be because I'm back with day 2 coverage from GDC 2007.

Today I recap the day's events all by my lonesome because everyone else had to go party the night away. So you get to hear little old me speak about Shigeru Miyamotov, Chris Taylor, Peter Molyneux, the annual video game design challenge, Eiji Anouma and lots more on a jampacked show. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 61 Program

  • Game Developers Conference Day 2 Recap
    • Shigeru Miyamoto is really really really popular.
    • Why were so many people disappointed with the Nintendo keynote ... except me?
    • Is it possible that the best video game designers in the world have the same family issues as you and me? (Yes they actually do!)
    • Recap of Chris Taylor and his Supreme Commander talk.
    • Can Peter Molyneux make you care about Fable 2?
    • Give three famous game designers a needle and thread as their interface and what type of games do they come up with?
    • Eiji Aonuma reflects on ten years of creating Zelda games and what challenges he faced, and still facing, keeping the franchise alive and fresh.
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March 7, 2007

Gaming Steve Episode 60 - 03.07.2007

GDC 2007I'm Not Dead Yet! Yes everyone, I am back and I figured that since I started doing the show at GDC 2005 it was appropriate to resume with the start of GDC 2007.

Today I recap the day's events and the pivotal Sony keynote and just like last year I am sharing the mic with a fellow blogger/podcaster Gamer Andy from Gamer Andy. Enjoy everyone!

Gaming Steve Episode 60 Program

  • Game Developers Conference Day 1 Recap
    • Andy and I talk about the excellent Sony keynote and the new Home system.
    • Will a great keynote be enough to turn the press to Sony's favor?
    • We discuss the incredible-looking LittleBigWorld game as well as SingStar Online.
    • Why are publishers looking for a strong leader and why do they hate the Wii so much?
    • And where does this all leave Microsoft and the Xbox 360?
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October 3, 2006

Gaming Steve Episode 59 - 10.03.2006

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket SlimeRumors 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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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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July 18, 2006

Gaming Steve Episode 57 - 07.18.2006

PreyDon't worry everyone, I didn't go anywhere. I just had a series of unfortunate events, but here's a new show ... just for you! Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 57 Program

  • 00:08:17 Game News:
    • Now you can move from Azeroth ... for a price.
    • When will we see the Wii?
    • Sony white PSP ad draws fire.
    • Street Fighter II and other classic games announced.
    • Pokemon to go online.
    • No games for Zune?
    • Driver abandons the Atari ship.
    • Target pulls UMDs.
    • EA announces yet another Lord of the Rings again.
    • Sony slapped with another patent suit.
    • June sales way up.
  • 00:36:52 Game Preview: Maelstrom for the PC.
  • 00:39:08 Game Preview: ATI press event.
  • 00:43:16 Review: Prey for the PC and Xbox 360.
  • 00:52:06 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and the always cool prize!
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  • 00:55:41 Show Mail: I answer your audio and email questions.
  • 01:40:19 Final Thoughts: Doom RPG is awesome ... who knew?
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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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