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Podcasts / Re: Episode 48 Posted
« on: April 25, 2006, 02:34:53 pm »
Soo I played a few online matches on (it's free hooray !) and this game (even the slow, soundless, not working that well with dial-up Java game) is awesome !
I just won my first game online and will buy the board game (though I don't know which edition to get, any suggestions ?) and probably the PC game tomorrow. It's addicting, it's intense, it's always different and it doesn't take long to finish one game.
Everything you said about this game is right Steve !
If you want to have a closer look at the board game head over to, a fun video-blog thingy and check out episodes 11 and 14. Scott explains the rules and what he thinks is so great about this game.
I hope Steve can tell us something about his favorite board games besides Ticket to Ride in a future episode :D
Thank you Steve, for showing me this great game and bringing me back to board games.

Podcasts / Re: Episode 48 Posted
« on: April 22, 2006, 01:43:00 am »
Fantastic Episode Steve, really interesting, one of your best episodes.
Of course some people here are not that interested in board games, but as your show is called GamingSteve and not VideoGamingSteve I think a bit of board game coverage is a good idea. I hope you can get another interview with someone in the boardgame industry.
I will definitly buy Ticket to Ride (or Zug um Zug as it's called here and the Z is pronounced like a ts sound ;) ), should've bought it long ago, but somehow I still haven't ;)
I would really like to check out the PC/Mac game, but I run Linux :(
I hope you can relax a bit at the moment, because as we all know, Eł is just around the corner ;)

Console Games / GDC 06: new Revolution info
« on: March 23, 2006, 12:34:56 pm »
So what do you think ? The most important thing about the Rev is still unknown ?!?
I'm so thrilled...can't wait till May...
And the only 16-bit console not on the Revolution is the Neo-Geo, I hope they get SNK (or whoever owns the rights now) to get on board too. Great stuff....I'm not tooo thrilled by Zelda PH though....
I was really hoping they'd mention the final name......maybe they just keep Revolution....that'd be nice....
Anyways I'm really interested to hear Steves opinion ;)

Books / Re: Roleplaying games
« on: March 10, 2006, 10:20:31 am »
leeman: what made me think that you'd know Talisman ? ;) As far as I know my uncles game is complete and undamaged and he has the Dungeon expansion that he never played :/ He rarely plays the game, because of the reasons you mentioned, but refuses to sell it. :( and thanks for the Runebound tip, found it on Amazon and it sounds pretty much like Talisman....might get it once I get my next paycheck ;)

Site News / Re: Happy Anniversary Gaming Steve!
« on: March 01, 2006, 01:00:58 pm »
Woohoo congrats Steve ! Keep going !
I still love the first episodes. You really made me feel like I experienced what GDC is like.
I'm really looking forward to your GDC episode(s) this year :D

Site News / Re: GamingSteve in the media!!
« on: February 22, 2006, 11:42:34 am »
It's also up on their page, probably not the entire article, but they call Steve an industry veteran. What's intersting is that some comments are not sure if Steve is reliable :D
You know, if I didn't go here as often and didn't listen to the podcast, I might not believe that guy that quotes "unnamed sources at Blizzard". BUT the overall impression is that this news bit is real. They then go on flaming about other Blizzard games deserving a sequel (namely Star Craft vs. Diablo). They should listen to Steves podcast more often and they'd know that SC2 is far far away ;)
The news was released on the 6th of Feb, so I guess the article is in the Feb issue of PC Games (3/2006) with TES 4: Oblivion on the cover. You can even download it as a pdf for 3 €

I do not really like this mag btw. They were Germanys biggest PC gaming mag (don't know if they still are, but they are still pretty big), but very formal and stiff imho. BUT and that's probably why most comments don't consider Steve unreliable, PC Games is pretty reliable and have most facts straight. (Though they used to have some "exclusive pre-release tests" (reads: we played an Alpha for half an hour under developer supervision....but they stopped doing that)
The same publisher (Computec, one of the big German gaming mag publishers (the other one's IDG basically)) also publishs the German EDGE btw (which is getting better and better (just translations though, but that's fine imho) every issue).

Books / Re: Any nice postapoc?
« on: February 17, 2006, 03:13:00 pm »
The only thing that still gives me this desperate post-apoc feeling is Fallout (2)....
Though I read a TNG book a while back that involved a pretty apocalyptic setting.......that was pretty close....

Books / Re: Roleplaying games
« on: February 17, 2006, 03:10:59 pm »
RPGs: As I am German I would've been beaten if I called myself an RPGer and did not play Dark Eye (Das Schwarze Auge) by Fantasy Productions. I think the current version is very nice (though the quality of the books is still.....not good) and we had tons of fun.
But as you just mentioned Cthulhu, my very favorite RPG (it's actually more a story telling game than an RPG) is Cthulhu.
The German system by Pegasus Press is fantasticj Chaoism has actually published quite a bit of the original German work.
I love everything about this system, great quality, design, stories, sources, hand-outs and overall feel.
Lovecraft is as creepy as it can get.

Boardgames: As I am German, I would've been beaten if I hadn't played the Settlers before the age of 10 ;) I don't really know what you mean with "those crazy German games" ;) i love Settlers and the like.
My favorite board game however is Talisman. I only played it when I was like 12 (my uncle owns it), but I haven't been able to find my own's out-of-print from what I know and pretty hard to get :(
It's a mix of RPG and boardgame...lots of fun :D
And yes I admit that I have played quite a bit of Magic: The Gathering and still own literally thousands of cards......
But I am clean right away from it........though I played it again a few months ago and immediatly spent 50 bucks on new cards....darn Magic.... :(

Podcasts / Re: Anyone going to I-CON?
« on: February 17, 2006, 02:13:42 pm »
I would love to....arrrg you made it sound like soooo much fun :( I hope you'll post some photos :)
Went to my first con last year, great experience, great people and Mr.Spock and Mr.Data !!!
Hehe sorry esp. Spiner was soooo funny, so nice and just great.
And there was Roddenberrys son and some very interesting people showing strange movie projects ;)
Ok doesn't matter what I wanted to say is: conventions rule.
And Steve rules.
I wish I could come to ICON. I think I heard about it being a good con before....
Well...I hope after GDC you still have enough energy to give us info on ICON too :)
And the biggest thing concerning gaming is the Games Convention in Leipzig Germany (might go there this year if I don't have to work).It used to be the ECTS, but I have no idea what happpened to them....

Portable Games / Re: What is your favorite DS game?
« on: January 17, 2006, 01:12:38 pm » it every time I power up the DS. Before Mario Kart, after Kirby and in between of Meteos sessions ;)

Podcasts / Re: Podcasts to complement Steve's
« on: January 17, 2006, 12:55:17 pm »
I'm only listening to three Gaming PodCasts atm. I just don't have enough time to listen to more.
1. GamingSteve ;)
2. VideoGamesNewsRadio - Kinda funny, the casual hardcore gamers ;) Those three guys aren't really well informed, but they represent the mainstream gamer and I think it is interesting to hear about that.
3. - I'm kinda disappointed that nobody mentioned this PodCast, because imho, it's one of the best around. Up to par with Steve's. Yeah it's Nintendo-centric/only, but the comments are intelligent, the roundtable they have every week is funny, they are from all over the world (one segment is called Rebel in Japan, fantastic stuff) and they even have fantastic music. Highly recommended.

Everything Else / Re: Gaming Steve has a kid?!?!
« on: December 14, 2005, 01:24:07 pm »
TheShark: I just came to say what you just said.

Steve: I think the way you handle video games and your child is perfect. That's how it's supposed to be. Parents have to care about this kinda stuff. Of course for you it's easy, because you know games and love'em, but even if some parents don't: You have to know what your children are doing ! What games are they playing, what are they about ? Why do they like them ?

My parents controlled what I played untill I was 16. But too much control and too many rules aren't good either.
I wasn't alowed to play Street Fighter 2 (the coolest game at that time ;) ) until I was 14 (now it wasn't cool anymore).
I missed a lot of great games AND got laughed at every chance the others got.
When I got my first PC I started playing whatever I wanted, my parents weren't really paying attention, but as I said I was 16 at that time.

Everything Else / Re: What's On Your Desktop?
« on: December 14, 2005, 01:13:35 pm »
DevilMachine:  OMG(nice)desktop ;) That certainly is a fantastic desk. I can't stand many Icons on the desk either. Don't use them anyway, most apps I use are open all the time or have a shortcut in the taskbar.

So here's mine:

Running Ubuntu Linux 5.10 Breezy Badger

Not the nicest wallpaper, but I miss this game so much....can't get it to work on Linux :(
Does anyone no the Trackmania series at all ? Or is it an EU-only game ?

Are you talking about the Javelin Missile that they fired at the tripod? That is what they really look like when carried. (or was there something else I missed?)

Most of the equipment came from the 10th Mountain Division and most of the soldiers were real soldiers from the US Army hired as extras. (Which is why I cringe at how they were used... you'd think some sargeant would go 'that ain't right'.)
I don't no anything about military stuff sooo hehe for me it was just a rocket launcher thingy ;)
Well yeah that Javelin thing looks like the one I saw except I could swear I saw a profile on the top and bottom round bigger...thing.... hehe if that makes sense at all ;)
The lighting was strange in that particular scene, didn't really fit in the movie....maybe they shot it later and had no real equipment left, so they made their own....or I am completely wrong :D

I stopped thinking about movie errors some time ago....they ruin a if I don't care, I can still try to enjoy the movie....
(wasn't my desicion, my girlfriend got angry with me because of my ranting all the time ;) )
I think that an EMP shock only disables active ciricuits, so the camcorder could've been switched off at the time of the shock, but then several cars should'Ve worked I said...I don't care anymore ;)
But there were two things that really annoyed me:
1. The vortex next to the ferry looked awful....
2. In one seen at the end, you see a soldier with a rocket launcher thingy on his back and you can see that the rocket launcher just consists of a steel pipe and two tires (that one really ruined the whole ending for me, even worse than Robbies miracle...)

Some seens were really cool (the tripod on the mountain chasing the humans....classic), but most of it was pretty crappy....
But if you ignore logic, the movie is ok....:D

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