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December 10, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 30 - 12.10.2005

Spore Fire Tribetools Level 1I'm back from vacation with a monster episode and a little bit of everything. Exclusive Spore design artwork (with more to come!), I take answer your questions, I review the 360 and more!

Gaming Steve Episode 30 Program

  • 00:02:35 Game News:
    • Xbox 360 has rocky start at retail.
    • Revolution to be unveiled in May.
    • Ten most violent games named.
    • Stainless Steel Studios and Digital Anvil are melted down.
    • Xbox 360 lands across the pond.
    • Defective 360s? Here comes the lawsuits.
    • Illinois game laws overturned.
    • ESRB fails the grade.
    • EA swallows Jamdat.
    • Clinton introducing federal game regulation.
  • 00:36:00 GameTalk: The end of games as we know it?
  • 00:56:27 SporeTalk: A look at my exclusive Spore artwork and the evolution of design.
  • 01:04:43 Game Review: The Xbox 360 system.
  • 01:33:42 RetroReview: Coleco Telstar systems.
  • 01:43:31 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a mystery prize!
  • 01:47:52 Show Mail: I answer your audio questions.
  • 02:09:22 Final Thoughts on the T-Shirt design contest and playing games while on vacation.
Download the show (135 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 30 (MP3).

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November 18, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 27 - 11.18.2005

City of Villains - Dominator with Venus FlytrapWelcome to the bonus episode of Gaming Steve. This was actually part of the last episode but it was so big that I had to cut it into two. Make sure to listen to the details on the Gaming Steve T-Shirt design contest and join our Frappr! family. Enjoy the bonus goodness!

Gaming Steve Episode 27 Program

  • 00:04:02 Game News:
    • PlayStation 3 won't play borrowed, used, or rented games?
    • Jack leaves on his own terms.
    • World domination of Warcraft continues.
    • Man profits from virtual island.
    • 360s in short supply.
    • 360 to play 200+ Xbox games in US but ...
    • ... Japan only gets 12 games and ...
    • ... Europe gets 156 games.
    • Xbox 360 midnight madness.
    • Darwinian evolves onto Steam.
    • Nintendo Wi-Fi hits speed bump.
    • EA slashes prices.
    • What is ... World of Warcraft?
    • Rare's Perfect gamble.
  • 00:42:10 GameTalk: How is the industry changing?
  • 01:03:04 SporeTalk: Tell me what you want to hear.
  • 01:08:08 Game Review: City of Villains for the PC.
  • 01:24:39 RetroReview: Chiller for the arcade.
  • 01:33:15 RetroReview: Death Race for the arcade.
  • 01:36:10 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a mystery prize!
  • 01:42:53 Final Thoughts on Gaming Steve Frappr, the T-Shirt design contest, help me in testing out iTunes, and my Xbox 360 coverage next week.
Download the show (112 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 27 (MP3).

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November 7, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 25 - 11.07.2005

Civilization 4I guess I have totally given up on trying to make the show shorter as every time I try it just ends up longer. Oh well, enjoy this week's gaming goodness.

Gaming Steve Episode 25 Program

  • 00:01:36 Game News:
    • Xbox.com is reborn.
    • Video Games Live canceled ... again.
    • Peter Jackson POed with EA.
    • Virtual property sells for $100k.
    • Uwe Boll splits Dungeon Siege movie (Ed note: after the show was recorded Uwe changed his mind and will now release one 2 hour and 40 minute movie instead).
    • Blizzard fires up the Burning Crusade.
    • Star Wars Galaxies commits seppuku.
    • Sony Online developing "free" MMO.
    • City of Villains unleashes its evil on the world.
    • Elder Scrolls IV missing Xbox 360 launch.
    • Sony starts selling PSP Media Manager.
    • Starcraft: Ghost skipping GameCube.
    • Xbox 360 Lounge opens in Tokyo.
    • Doh! EA snags The Simpsons for next-gen.
    • Bioware and Pandemic form partnership.
    • EA announces Command & Conquer 12-pack.
  • 00:46:08 GameTalk: I answer lots of viewer questions.
  • 01:18:34 SporeTalk: A new picture from the "E3 Spore Room".
  • 01:20:00 Game Review: Civilization IV for the PC.
  • 01:38:56 Game Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney for the Nintendo DS.
  • 01:45:04 RetroReview: LaserDisc arcade games.
  • 01:51:34 RetroReview: Dragon's Lair for the arcade.
  • 01:59:18 RetroReview: Space Ace for the arcade.
  • 02:04:58 RetroReview: Dragon's Lair II: Timewarp for the arcade.
  • 02:10:40 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a mystery prize!
  • 02:15:50 Final Thoughts on the new podcast setup, send me your questions, and site email.
Download the show (145 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 25 (MP3).

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October 24, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 24 - 10.24.2005

Atari Age Swordquest!This week I got a chance to speak with Xbox Live's Major Nelson where we chat about the new Xbox Live, cool new Xbox 360 features, Major's gaming history, German booth babes, and much more. Check it out.

Gaming Steve Episode 24 Program

  • 00:04:22 Game News:
    • GameTap unleashes classic games to the masses.
    • California game restriction law disputed.
    • Big Mac, fries, and Wi-Fi.
    • Xbox 360 controller for sale in stores ... really.
    • Wal-Mart demoing the 360.
    • GameStop receiving 360 kiosks.
    • San Andreas hits retail yet again.
    • 10 million PSPs in 10 months.
    • Dead or Alive 4 ... now with more Spartan.
    • Satin Sliver PS2 buggy?
    • Gizmondo? Bless you.
    • The Main Event: Penny Arcade vs. Thompson.
  • 00:31:10 GameTalk: Interview with Xbox Live's Major Nelson, Larry Hryb.
  • 00:59:46 SporeTalk: I break open some emergency rations.
  • 01:00:40 Game Review: The Warriors for the Xbox and PS2.
  • 01:11:15 RetroReview: Swordquest for the Atari 2600.
  • 01:24:19 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and the cool prize!
  • 01:29:24 Final Thoughts on upcoming interviews, sending me audio questions, Civilization IV and more.
Download the show (96 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 24 (MP3).

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October 17, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 23 - 10.17.2005

NYC Xbox360 EventAfter spending two days playing with the Xbox 360 I decided that I needed to do something special for this week's show. So I sat down with Nick Puleo from Evil Avatar, John Callaham from Gamecloud, and James Ransom-Wiley from Joystiq to dissect every aspect of the Xbox 360. We talk about the hardware, the interface, every single game at the event, and a lot more for over an hour and a half! It's like getting two shows in one, check it out.

Gaming Steve Episode 23 Program

  • 00:02:15 Game News:
    • EA Settles Lawsuit.
    • GameStop and EB become one.
    • GameStop cuts 700 jobs.
    • The Goverantor targets violent video games.
    • Judge sentences gamer to death.
    • Activision cards web users.
    • Game pirate walks the plank.
    • Xbox 360 backwards compatible with just Halo?
    • Steven Spielberg and EA get back together.
    • Blizzard is spying on you.
  • 00:21:55 GameTalk: Roundtable discussion of the Xbox 360 New York City Press Event with Nick Puleo from Evil Avatar, John Callaham from Gamecloud, and James Ransom-Wiley from Joystiq.
  • 01:52:45 SporeTalk: SporeTalk to calm down for a little while.
  • 01:55:04 Game Review: Dragonshard for the PC.
  • 02:06:03 RetroReview: The Vectrex Arcade System.
  • 02:16:06 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a very cool prize!
  • 02:19:54 Final Thoughts on the NYC Xbox 360 press event.
Download the show (145 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 23 (MP3).

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October 1, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 22 - 10.01.2005

We Love KatamariEveryone has been nice and patient, waiting for the "big podcast surprise". Well the wait is over! Check out the new and improved Gaming Steve Podcast where I cover:

    00:02:42 Game News:
    • Sam & Max Resurrected ... again.
    • Field Commander to deploy on the PSP.
    • Sims 2 preparing to Open For Business.
    • PlayStation 3 controller design not final? Of course!
    • Black & White 2 descending next week.
    • G4 founder vacates his post.
    • Microsoft in legal battle ... again.
    • Advent Children DVD flies off Japanese shelves.
    • EB Games out of Xbox 360s?
    • Game Boy Micro arrives.
    • Guild Wars enlists one million.
    • GTA to release several new versions.
    • Age of Empires III golden.
    • Man sentenced in GTA leak.
    • 25 to Life delayed.
    • NYPD commish rips True Crime.
    • Xbox 360 controller sold on eBay.
    • Xbox lost Microsoft $4 billion (and counting).
    • Perfect Dark Zero loses features.
    • Far Cry Instincts ships out.
    • Ubisoft unveils PSP Prince of Persia.
    • Serious Sam sequel ready for action.
    • Get ready for the HD-DVD/Blu-ray wars.
    • Madden bug makes Michael King feel 7 inches tall.
    • Castlevania to continue haunting next-gen.
    • Half of Xbox 360 users will use Xbox Live?
    • New Metal Gear Acid 2 details emerge.
    • Cyan Worlds lives!
  • 00:44:12 GameTalk: Why is the Nintendo Revolution controller good for gaming?
  • 01:02:58 SporeTalk: I uncover a nice little surprise (look on the Gaming Steve Forums to find it!).
  • 01:05:03 Game Review: We Love Katamari for the PlayStation 2.
  • 01:21:30 RetroReview: Starpath Supercharger for the Atari 2600.
  • 01:32:09 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a new prize!
  • 01:35:40 Final Thoughts on finding an Xbox 360 next month and watch out for the upcoming avalanche of games.
Download the Podcast (101 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 22.

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September 16, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 21 - 09.16.2005

Rebelstar: Tactical CommandWith the fall gaming season right around the corner things are starting to get busy in the world of gaming. So let's jump right into this week's show!

    00:00:55 Game News:
    • Nintendo ringtones? Sweet!
    • GameStop-EB merger almost complete.
    • World of Warcraft expansion to debut at BlizzCon.
    • Rockstar serving decaf in September.
    • Age of Empires III demo sets sail.
    • Myst V set for bittersweet farewell.
    • News Corp. absorbs IGN.
    • Key Blizzard departures appear at Red 5 Studios.
    • Guild Wars: Sorrow's Furnace stoked.
    • Girls of gaming strip down for Playboy (again).
    • The first game-movie hybrid UMD to be released.
    • Anarchy Online continues to be free.
    • EverQuest & EverQuest II expanded.
    • WOW patch adds oodles of new content.
    • Sims 2 Nightlife ready to party!
    • It's Sony turn to recall their AC adapters.
    • Retailers react to California games bill.
    • ESRB demands publisher audit for hidden game content.
    • Michigan "violent gaming" bill signed into law.
  • 00:35:56 GameTalk: Welcome to the post-Hot Coffee world.
  • 00:57:48 SporeTalk: Spore, the "dark period".
  • 00:59:34 Game Review: Rebelstar: Tactical Command for the GameBoy Advance.
  • 01:13:15 RetroReview: Chrono Cross for the PlayStation.
  • 01:21:15 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a new prize!
  • 01:24:24 Final Thoughts on the iPod Nano, the length of the show, and the huge number of upcoming releases.
Get the podcast from this page (91 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 21.

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August 31, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 20 - 08.31.2005

Xbox 360 Omega SystemThis week is the "extra large news week" edition plus two "reviews" and two "RetroReviews"! Oh yeah, and if you buy the new "super insane crazy Xbox 360 bundle" I'll have you on my show! Enjoy the gaming bounty:

    00:02:30 Game News:
    • Game Boy Micro coming September 19th ... how many more can they make?!
    • Zelda: Twilight Princess delayed, of course.
    • Xbox $399.
    • All hail! Caesar returns to the PC!
    • Madden 2006 tackles sale charts.
    • Star Wars Galaxies causes a great disturbance in the Force.
    • Halo goes Hollywood.
    • China gets serious with online gaming addicts.
    • Come on, buy the Xbox 360 Omega bundle for $2000 ... I dare you!
    • Auto Assault applies the brakes.
    • Asheron's Call 2 goes dark.
    • Nintendo buys itself.
    • We Love Katamari, oh yes we do!
    • Another week, another million people join WOW.
    • Xbox Live 2.0 priced.
  • 00:40:20 GameTalk: What on earth was Microsoft thinking when they priced the Xbox 360?
  • 00:57:30 SporeTalk: No news is good news?
  • 00:59:09 QuickTake: Advance Wars Dual Strike for the Nintendo DS.
  • 01:13:55 QuickTake: Nintendogs for the Nintendo DS.
  • 01:20:33 RetroReview: Military Madness for the TurboGrafx-16.
  • 01:26:49 RetroReview: The Little Computer People Discovery Kit for the PC.
  • 01:32:00 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a new prize!
  • 01:34:32 Show mail!
  • 01:39:10 Plus some very quick random thoughts.
Get the podcast from this page (100 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 20.

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August 14, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 19 - 08.14.2005

Dungeon Siege IIAfter a semi-slow summer the big games are starting to appear. First up is Chris Taylor's new Dungeon Siege II for the PC ... find out if it's a winner or a stinker. Oh yeah, I also cover these stories as well:

    00:01:26 Game News:
    • No more Hot Coffee for you!
    • "Video games made me do it" fails in court.
    • Parents ignore game age ratings.
    • GameTap set for October launch.
    • Madden 2006, the only game in town.
    • Blizzard shuts down their Northern operation.
    • Microsoft wants money from everyone.
    • How many Xbox 360 different bundles will Microsoft release?
    • Sony may release PS3 in 2007.
    • Quake 3 source code to be released.
    • Dirk the Daring return to the Dragon's Lair!
  • 00:37:58 GameTalk: What happens when you try to buy gold for World of Warcraft?
  • 00:58:22 SporeTalk: The calm before the storm.
  • 01:01:03 Game Review: Dungeon Siege II for the PC.
  • 01:24:04 RetroReview: NetHack/Rogue for Unix/PC/everything.
  • 01:29:24 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a new prize!
  • 01:32:46 Plus some more random thoughts on the gaming calm before the storm.
Get the podcast from this page (98 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 19.

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July 28, 2005

Gaming Steve Episode 18 - 07.28.2005

Heroes of Might and Magic IIISo what happens when I try to do a shorter podcast? I end up recording my longest show ever. Nice. Check it out:

  • Hot Coffee news until your head explodes!
  • Every 30 seconds Xbox Live grows by one.
  • World of Warcraft just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
  • Microsoft confirms worldwide Xbox 360 launch.
  • Advertising to invade all video games all the time.
  • Hot Coffee Part 2 -- The Sims 2.
  • GameTalk: Hot Coffee is over -- now what?
  • SporeTalk: How is Spore going to handle controversial downloadable content and the "new, more sensitive" ESRB?
  • In-depth review of Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee for the PSP.
  • RetroReview: Heroes of Might and Magic III for the PC.
  • “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a new prize!
  • Plus some more random thoughts on why gaming is good for "the children" and some recommended reading.
Get the podcast from this page (104 minutes): Gaming Steve Episode 18.

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