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May 18, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 12 - 05.18.2005

The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionIn this special epsiode of Gaming Steve I cover the first day of E3 2005 including:

  • Getting through the lines.
  • Xbox 360 booth and games -- boom or bust?
  • PS3 demo -- boom or bust?
  • Is Spore anywhere at the E3 booth?
  • Starcraft: Ghost impressions.
  • Guild Wars update.
  • City of Villains impressions.
  • Hellgate: London impressions.
  • Rise of Legends Rise of Nations impressions.
  • Dungeon Siege II impressions.
  • Age of Empires III impressions.
  • Black & White 2 impressions.
  • Heroes of Might & Magic V impressions.
  • The Outfit impressions.
  • Time for sleep.
Get the podcast from this page (42 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 12.

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May 14, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 11 - 05.14.2005

Xbox 360 LogoOh yeah, I'm back in business with an extra-large pre-E3 Gaming Steve podcast where I cover:

  • Xbox 360 is finally revealed ... let the console wars begin!
  • What games are coming out for the Xbox 360?
  • The Xbox 360 sure is powerful.
  • Sony tries to steal some of Microsoft's thunder.
  • Nintendo reminds us that they're still around.
  • Sly 3 goes 3D.
  • DS Superstar Saga 2?
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories new PSP title?
  • World of Warcraft Battlegrounds in testing.
  • GameTalk: The E3 Survival Guide.
  • SporeTalk: If Spore is going to be shown behind closed doors at E3 what does that mean?
  • Quicktake: Early impressions of Guild Wars for the PC.
  • In-depth review of Psychonauts for the Xbox.
  • RetroReview: Maniac Mansion 2: Day of the Tentacle for the PC.
  • “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week and a new clip.
  • Plus some more random thoughts on the upcoming E3.
Get the podcast from this page (79 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 11.

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April 28, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 10 - 04.28.2005

Empire Earth IIHey all, this week we have an "extra special episode" of Gaming Steve where I interview Michael G. Shapiro, the music composer for the newly released Empire Earth II. In addition you'll find:

  • Intro music from Empire Earth II.
  • Turner announces GameTap.
  • The V-Chip is coming to video games.
  • The Nintendo DS keeps on selling.
  • GameTalk: Interview with TV, film, and game composer Michael G. Shapiro where we talk about his music background, how he got into the industry, the development process for composing the Empire Earth II soundtrack, helpful hints for up-and-coming composers, and what games does he enjoy?
  • “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week and a new clip.
  • Some more random thoughts on the daily craziness of Xbox 360 "news" items.
  • Closing music from the Empire Earth II soundtrack.
Get the podcast from this page (77 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 10.

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April 22, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 9 - 04.22.2005

The Minish CapHey all, sorry for the slight delay in getting this week's show to you. But it is a dozy this week! Nearly an hour and a half long of Gaming Steve goodness where I cover:

  • EB Games and GameStop try to take over the world.
  • World of Warcraft has honor.
  • Nintendo Revolution comes and goes.
  • The two flavors of Xbox 360.
  • Microsoft serious about Xbox 360 and HD.
  • Sony Online to sell virtual property.
  • GameTalk: Highlights from the Games & Mobile Forum 2005.
  • SporeTalk: Why are the gaming magazines calling me?
  • Quicktake: Early impressions of Jade Empire for the Xbox and Psychonauts for the Xbox.
  • In-depth review of The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap for the GameBoy Advance.
  • RetroReview: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for Xbox and PC.
  • “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week and a new clip.
  • Plus some more random thoughts on the upcoming E3.
Get the podcast from this page (86 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 9.

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April 14, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 8 - 04.14.2005

Metal Gear AcidAnother week, another podcast. Here's the latest and greatest where I cover:

  • Sony and Microsoft dance around their new launches.
  • Xbox 360 name confirmed?
  • OurColony.net launched.
  • Half-Life 2 expansion pack announced.
  • GameTalk: Do Microsoft and Sony even need E3 anymore?
  • SporeTalk: What can possibly be put into a Spore expansion pack?
  • Quicktake: Early impressions of Jade Empire for the Xbox.
  • In-depth review of Metal Gear Acid for the PSP.
  • “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week and a new clip.
  • Plus some more random thoughts on "building excitement".
Get the podcast from this page (61 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 8.

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April 7, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 7 - 04.07.2005

God of WarAnother week, another podcast. Here's the latest and greatest where I cover:

  • PSP doesn't sell a million.
  • Sony to invent the Matrix.
  • New versions of Katamari Damacy, Fable, Halo, and Project Gotham heading your way.
  • Xbox 2 unveiled before E3?
  • GameTalk: Will the PSP make it?
  • SporeTalk: Juicy inside information on Spore.
  • In-depth review of God of War for the PS2.
  • “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week and a new clip.
  • Plus some more random thoughts.
Get the podcast from this page (63 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 7.

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March 31, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 6 - 03.31.2005

Sony PSPAnother week, another podcast. Here's the latest and greatest where I cover:

  • Sony gets dual shocked.
  • PSP not a sellout?
  • Clinton jumps on the violent videogames bandwagon.
  • GameTalk: So what's up with the PS3, Xbox2, and Revolution?
  • SporeTalk: New weekly feature talking about Will Wright's upcoming Spore.
  • In-depth review of the PSP.
  • “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week and a new clip.
  • Plus some more random thoughts.
Get the podcast from this page (76 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 6.

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March 24, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 5 - 03.24.2005

World of WarcraftHey all, if you downloaded the podcast which was up for the first few hours it was missing the sound effect for the "Name That Game!" contest. This has been fixed and the new podcast has the sound effect. Now back to the show!

Another crazy week, another crazy podcast. Here's the latest and greatest where I cover:

  • The future of the web site.
  • A bit of Spore stuff.
  • The PSP launch.
  • Why are Xboxes catching on fire?
  • EA gets pounded.
  • GameTalk: Should game designers unionize?
  • Quicktake on the new God of War for PS2.
  • In-depth review of World of Warcraft for the PC.
  • “Name That Game!” contest winners from last week, a new clip, and format for this week.
  • Interview preview.
  • Plus more of my random thoughts.
Get the podcast from this page: Gaming Steve Episode 5.

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March 17, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 4 - 03.17.2005

Spore CreaturesWow, what a week! Just a few days ago this site didn't even exist. Then I go to GDC, record some thoughts, talk about Will Wright's Spore and the site explodes. Now reaching close to 25,000 visitors since Monday I made sure to get the new podcast up nice and fast where I talk about -- what else -- Spore, and answer the dozen or so questions I got over the week. So without further ado, here is the latest podcast of Gaming Steve:

In this show I personally thank everyone who has come to the site and given me their support and great comments. In the News segment I talk about the PSP and its big launch next week. In Gametalk I answer about a dozen different questions I got over the week about Spore. So once again I talk about Spore in extreme detail and try to answer all the various questions I got over the week. Next, I introduce the "Name That Game!" weekly contest where I play three different tunes for you to try and identify. Be the first one to tell me what they are and win a $20 gift certificate to Amazon!

In Reviews I take on Resident Evil 4 for the GameCube. Sure it's a great game, but just how great is it? And what makes this Resident Evil so different from those in the past? And finally I talk a bit about the upcoming Jade Empire for the Xbox and give you some inside dirt about the game.

Also make sure to check out the new Spore Forum.

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March 11, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 3 - 03.11.2005

GDC_30.jpgToday was the third and final day of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and today was the day of big announcements!

In this podcast I have an extensive, detailed preview of Will Wright’s new game Spore. My preview is almost an hour long and I go through painstaking detail of every screen, mouse-click, and item I saw during the Spore demo. In addition I’ll gladly answer any and all questions anyone might have, feel free to email me or post a comment and I'll respond.

I also cover a lecture on The Sims 2, find out how to get a free lunch at the GDC, check out some of the independent games featured at the conference, preview new games on the show floor, and talk about the worst presentation I have ever seen!

Get the podcast from here: Gaming Steve at the GDC Day 3.

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Okay, so I didn't manage to get any pictures of Spore. But after getting yelled at twice I didn't want to get kicked out of the presentation (you couldn't take pictures during the presentation). So here is a nice picture of Will Wright instead, enjoy!

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Hey lookie! Another picture of Will!

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This is where the Independent Games Festival show off their stuff.

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