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Episode 19 Posted
« on: August 14, 2005, 07:13:27 pm »
After 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:
  • 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!
  • GameTalk: What happens when you try to buy gold for World of Warcraft?
  • SporeTalk: The calm before the storm.
  • In-depth review of Dungeon Siege II for the PC.
  • RetroReview: NetHack/Rogue for Unix/PC/everything.
  • “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a new prize!
  • Plus some more random thoughts on the gaming calm before the storm.

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Re: Episode 19 Posted
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2005, 07:39:15 pm »
 :o Great! Listening now.
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Re: Episode 19 Posted
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2005, 07:50:28 pm »
Posted one of those long comments. Haven't done one in a while, or listened to maybe the last three episodes.
Too busy working... and moving into a new house.

Nice stuff. I didn't expect much on Spore. It's a relief to know I didn't miss something (I'd hate to be out of touch), but disappointing when you think about how the details of the game or going to be so lightly sprinkled for a long while now.

Thanks for giving me something to do too. I was bored out of my mind.


(NOTE: For fun lately, I've been playing San Andreas over again except with cheats. It can make for some interesting moments.
Besides that, it's also pretty interesting to turn on "Flying Cars" and fly up as high as you can, then turn off the cheat.
You might do one hell of a bounce when you hit the ground.)
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Re: Episode 19 Posted
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2005, 09:09:12 pm »
When I try to download it on iTunes, it downloads 1 min 17 sec and then stops. I've tried deleting it and unsubscribing and resubscibing it but still I only get 1:17. What the hack is going on?!!! I am really starting to get frustrated.  >:( The link on the front page only downloads a small portion as well. Any ideas?  ???

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Re: Episode 19 Posted
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2005, 10:04:02 pm »
When I try to download it on iTunes, it downloads 1 min 17 sec and then stops. I've tried deleting it and unsubscribing and resubscibing it but still I only get 1:17. What the hack is going on?!!! I am really starting to get frustrated.  >:( The link on the front page only downloads a small portion as well. Any ideas?  ???

Not sure, I just checked and the whole file is up there. And I just downloaded it again no problem. Perhaps the site was down during that time in which you were trying to download it. I would restart your computer and try again (if you keep trying in the same browser it might try to load a cached version).
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Re: Episode 19 Posted
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2005, 11:44:35 pm »
I played that rouge game i hate it but only because I'm no good best I did was level 2 before hobgoblin gets me (where is spider-man when you need him)  I would have done well the next time round but I walked into a room with like 10 enemies in it they all swarmed me. I got passed the letter E then a letter S another E then this I came and frooze me.

I change that I like it now I made level 5 then some centaur ruined my fun
« Last Edit: August 15, 2005, 12:02:49 am by Cobra »

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Re: Episode 19 Posted
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2005, 02:20:46 am »
GameTap... *drools*

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Re: Episode 19 Posted
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2005, 05:58:27 am »
Yay listening now.

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Re: Episode 19 Posted
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2005, 06:41:02 am »
When I try to download it on iTunes, it downloads 1 min 17 sec and then stops. I've tried deleting it and unsubscribing and resubscibing it but still I only get 1:17. What the hack is going on?!!! I am really starting to get frustrated.  >:( The link on the front page only downloads a small portion as well. Any ideas?  ???

Not sure, I just checked and the whole file is up there. And I just downloaded it again no problem. Perhaps the site was down during that time in which you were trying to download it. I would restart your computer and try again (if you keep trying in the same browser it might try to load a cached version).

Well I just let my computer sit over night and still 1:17. I am completely baffled.

Well I figured it out, I had to delete all my temp files and stuff. Thanks anyway.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2005, 06:57:28 am by Oviraptor »

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Re: Episode 19 Posted
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2005, 07:30:37 am »
Yeah was an alright one... if i'm honest i'm getting really into GeeksOn now, but it's nice to hear a podcast from Steve again.  Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 were interesting...

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Re: Episode 19 Posted
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2005, 08:56:07 am »
Yeah was an alright one... if i'm honest i'm getting really into GeeksOn now, but it's nice to hear a podcast from Steve again.  Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 were interesting...

You make me sad Janos. :'(

I do admit that GeeksOn is quite good. I would love to add a couple of other people to the the show and have guest commentators like GeeksOn does, but yet my friends don't seem to want to join me. And most of the gaming friends can't (because of NDA agreements). So I do my best...
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Re: Episode 19 Posted
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2005, 08:59:59 am »
I still love your podcasts, Steve.  But i just love the conversations they have at GeeksOn... and their Star Wars spoof was hilarious.  Don't get me wrong, i don't dislike GamingSteve.com (on the contrary, i visit virtually everyday), but i'm really getting sick of the hot coffee fiasco, World of Warcraft coverage, etc. to be perfectly honest!

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Re: Episode 19 Posted
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2005, 09:14:36 am »
I still love your podcasts, Steve.  But i just love the conversations they have at GeeksOn... and their Star Wars spoof was hilarious.  Don't get me wrong, i don't dislike GamingSteve.com (on the contrary, i visit virtually everyday), but i'm really getting sick of the hot coffee fiasco, World of Warcraft coverage, etc. to be perfectly honest!

Ah, okay. Well, Hot Coffee should be done, and World of Warcraft ... well, I will try to cut that down a bit. I'll try to concentrate on other games which will get a lot easier as the new games are released in the next few months. But would you rather hear about WOW or Madden?
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Re: Episode 19 Posted
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2005, 09:22:53 am »
But would you rather hear about WOW or Madden?

Neither, to be honest!

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Re: Episode 19 Posted
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2005, 10:10:44 am »
I like GeeksOn to, of course I like Gaming Steve to.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2005, 12:22:57 pm by Cool AN »

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