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Episode 66 - Another Podcast!
« on: December 18, 2007, 04:50:18 pm »
Gaming Steve Episode 66 - 12.18.2007

Mass EffectIt's the end of the year and that means everyone has to release their "lists". So I join in the fun and go through my picks of 2007. What were the best games of 2007? What were the hidden gems that fell through the cracks? What were the most disappointing games? And what was my pick for Game of the Year? (I guarantee that my pick will be a surprise.)

Plus find out the status of the Name That Game contest where you can win a free next-gen game console. Enjoy the show!

Gaming Steve Episode 66 Program

    * 00:03:52 Game News:
          o Crysis and Unreal Tournament 3 both underperform.
          o GameStop opening tourney venues.
          o Time loves video games.
          o Blizzards confirms new MMORPG in the works and I give details.
          o Everyone loves to game!
          o Auran shuts shop, nobody really surprised.
          o Assassin's Creed sells a gazillion copies ... but who cares! There is a new Might and Magic game coming!
          o Why November sales matter for the entire year.
          o Nintendo is losing a billion dollars on the Wii's short supply.
          o Nintendo and GameStop to issue rainchecks (does anyone even know what a raincheck is anymore?).
          o Soda companies blame video games for obese children.
          o E3 returns to LA Convention Center, nobody cares except for gaming journalists.
    * 00:55:18 Special Feature: What were the best, the hidden gems, and the most disappointing games of 2007?
    * 01:23:49 Review: Mass Effect for the Xbox 360.
    * 01:38:23 Name That Game: Do I pick the winner for the next-gen console this week? Do I?
    * 01:40:00 Show Mail: I answer your email questions (send me some more questions please).
    * 01:46:00 Final Thoughts: Why is nobody playing my 2007 Game of the Year pick?

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Re: Episode 66 - Another Podcast!
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 05:04:10 pm »
I continue to underestimate The Man.  I was expecting the new show in about two weeks... thanks, Steve!

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Re: Episode 66 - Another Podcast!
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 12:04:16 am »
I'm Scared.  :-\
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Re: Episode 66 - Another Podcast!
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 06:12:06 am »
Does he announce the winner?
No way dude, you're trolling me.

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Re: Episode 66 - Another Podcast!
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 06:24:43 am »
The "Name that game" section lasts 2 minutes, does answer your question?
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Re: Episode 66 - Another Podcast!
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 09:11:24 am »
He could announce the winner in 2 minutes or go over the rules and whatever in two minutes.

Soooo.... nope, that doesn't answer it.

Does he?


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Re: Episode 66 - Another Podcast!
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007, 09:14:50 am »
No, he doesn't announce the winner of the Name That Game contest.
There. Was it really that hard to just answer, Plank of Wood?

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Re: Episode 66 - Another Podcast!
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2007, 09:26:55 am »
No, he doesn't announce the winner of the Name That Game contest.
There. Was it really that hard to just answer, Plank of Wood?

Yes, yes it was.
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Re: Episode 66 - Another Podcast!
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2007, 06:35:17 pm »
Finally got a chance to listen to this thing.

If i get to criticizes it a bit. Its a bit to long. GS you have a small tendency to repeat your self and i think if you cut back on that then you show would be a bit shorter.

Anyway it was a great show. I really like how you look at the hole picture. It shows that you know what your talking about.
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Re: Episode 66 - Another Podcast!
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2007, 05:42:21 pm »
About the whole sniping thing in mass effect.

After waiting about a second, my gun is completely still and accurate as if I were using assassinate. This is the Equalizer 4 Rifle, which has an accuracy of 50, and an improved sighting 3 upgrade which increases max accuracy by 9% (although I'm not sure if that's what I think it is, and I should use the kinetic stabilizer to increase stability by 15%). Anyway, I'm level 21, and my sniper skill is 2 away from full..

I can understand what you mean about sniping if you're referring to the early parts of the game though.

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Re: Episode 66 - Another Podcast!
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2007, 06:45:07 pm »
Well GS did mention that it was in the early game that it was a problem. But i have not played so i can not judge.
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Re: Episode 66 - Another Podcast!
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2008, 04:42:41 pm »
Got to take issue with what was said about the OrangeBox GS.  I think using NPD numbers when talking about PC games is not giving the whole picture.   NPD numbers do not count online sales, corrrect?  Orangebox was a game that was pushed by Valve for online purchase.  Yes some did go old school and get the real box version from the store but I would say a lot more used steam to purchase it.  Just a guess on my part but even though I had issues with buying download games online at one time, I am doing it now quite a bit.  Why I am posting this now, well NPD released new numbers and people once again are talking about gaming companies switching to consoles.  As a PC only person I find companies like NPD dangerous to my hobby/fun.  They are not a good source for getting numbers on PC gaming.  They have PC sales at around 900 million.  I would bet that it is a lot higher then that.  If you include WoW subscriptions alone, because it is a PC game and you are paying for it, then that would add about 2 billion.  I know that Steam is pretty private about their numbers but from the amount of games that I and my friends have bought off of it, not to mention all the companies switching to it or developing a similar model, I would have to say that it is doing better then just OK.