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Episode 20 Posted
« on: August 31, 2005, 09:41:08 pm »
This week is the "extra large news week" edition and 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:
  • 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.
  • GameTalk: What on earth was Microsoft thinking when they priced the Xbox 360?
  • SporeTalk: No news is good news?
  • QuickTake: Advance Wars Dual Strike for the Nintendo DS.
  • QuickTake: Nintendogs for the Nintendo DS.
  • RetroReview: Military Madness for the TurboGrafx-16.
  • RetroReview: The Little Computer People Discovery Kit for the PC.
  • “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a new prize!
  • Show mail!
  • Plus some very quick random thoughts.

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2005, 11:53:33 pm »
Just finished listening. Now I have to save my money for a DS.

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2005, 12:30:23 am »
That was a goodie. I like lots of news, even if I've heard about it a few times already.


But of all games, I've just been wondering what happened with Uncharted Waters Online... since the little tidbits from E3, I can't find jack.  :(
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2005, 03:29:28 am »
Before Nectaris, a game called Desert Commander on the NES came out with pretty much the exact same format.  I know this 'cause it was one of the only games I've ever seen my father play.  Not sure when it came out in the US, but it came out 10 months earlier in Japan via gamefaqs.

I'm guessing there were PC games prior, since the whole hex-based grognard genre came out of boardgames, which were ported to the PC, but I can't think of any.

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2005, 04:16:25 am »
Downloading now.  :) Now I have something to listen to while I mow the yard.

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2005, 06:04:29 am »
After I get off the tech support line with my cable company, I'm going to have to listen. And post the times for everything.

Whoops, already been done.
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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2005, 11:34:26 am »
ROFL the XBOX 360 bundle bit was hilarious, when Steve said "The Omega Bundle" I just cracked up. $2000 for a XBOX 360 bundle? Interview hell, I'd beat you with a Nerf bat for half an hour.
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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2005, 12:28:41 pm »
Why don't they just called the bundle what it really is, "The Flogging Bundle" (with complimentary cat-o-nines) because that's what a person is going to feel like after the hype dies down and they check out their credit card bill. Now couple that with the fact that Katrina single-handedly bumped up gas prices to $3 bucks a gallon. And most of the southeast is pretty much out of comission. Many residents don't have any money to buy anything and what little they do have will go to rebuilding their lives. I think Microsoft is living in a "bubble". In their bubble-world they believe everyone has $600 bucks to go burn on a gaming system. Steve your comments about parents relizing they're about to buy little Johnny a $600 system, then relizing they don't even have a computer was hiliarious! :D

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2005, 03:13:08 pm »
This podcast is intense. :D
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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2005, 03:22:17 pm »
Great podcast! Toshipaine brings up an interesting point. With the daily changing situation regarding the aftermath of Katrina, I think the last thing on people's mind might be buying a video game system. Even though the game system will come out months from now, who know whats going to be happening by then. The storm season is not over either. Anyway, Microsoft might find themselves with alot of unsold 360's due to bad judgement on pricing when its over. An interesting follow up might be what effect if any this disaster has had on the gaming industry sales.

That being said, I'm very tempted to buy the Omega system just to see if Steve keeps his word.  ;)

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2005, 04:51:41 pm »
Great podcast! Toshipaine brings up an interesting point. With the daily changing situation regarding the aftermath of Katrina, I think the last thing on people's mind might be buying a video game system. Even though the game system will come out months from now, who know whats going to be happening by then. The storm season is not over either. Anyway, Microsoft might find themselves with alot of unsold 360's due to bad judgement on pricing when its over. An interesting follow up might be what effect if any this disaster has had on the gaming industry sales.

SONY is going to wait until late 2006 or early 2007 to release the PS3. This is a brillant move. Let the 800 lbs Gorilla doll out uber wades of cash trying to convince gamers and parents to shell out $600 bucks this holiday season. You can't put a price tag on that kind of real-world testing.

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2005, 07:19:09 pm »
Very good podcast, Steve! One of the better ones, not that any aren't good. Man, $2,000, thaat's almost as much as I spent for college this semester, including books. Go to college, or by Omega, hmm... If they sell any, they'd be lucky. If I ever have enough money to get an Xbox 360, I'd have to see, but it seems rather expensive, a PC can do pretty much the same thing and I already have one of those.

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2005, 04:16:39 am »
who wants all the launch games anyway, in any console launch theres only likely to be one or two games that are actually worth playing, look at the crap that came out with the DS.
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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2005, 12:15:14 pm »
Yay

(I did see it the day it came out but my laptops charger went dead I my replacement miss a wire so I haven't been able to hear it before today)

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2005, 02:19:28 pm »
I WON!!! OMG I WONN!!! AHAHAH!!

WOw, a big episode for me. I won Name That Game! Out of hundreds of people (well, maybe) I won!! Sweet!! I am so happy, Imm gonna go eat some walnuts. Cant wait for that cape, Ima wear it to school when i get it. SOrry i sent in the adress on thursday, I listened a little late.

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2005, 05:30:37 pm »
WTG Rusty!!

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2005, 11:20:09 pm »
Rusty FTW  :D

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2005, 05:45:20 am »
Rusty, when your cape arrives, you must take a picture (of you wearing it) and post it here.

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2005, 11:19:30 am »
Another good podcast.

Anyways u were saying in it that all mmorpgs are taking a hit from World of Warcraft, and your right and it's becoming a large issue.

I play Dark age of Camelot and anyways the other day they had to combine most of the severs because many of them have had like 400- people.

If you haven't play the game, 400 isn't alot. The game is divided into 3 realms and you can only interact with people of your realm and the other realms u can fight in pvp.
Anyways Mythic entertainment that made the game came out with this expansion called Trials of Atlantis which introduced overpowered items, which they haven't and won't fix, so they released the Classic severs which doesn't contain the expansion, which has over 50% of the people who play the game.
Game is currently in a bad state when it comes to population like most mmorpgs are now, and the problem is u can't just go up to blizzard and say,'Hey your ruining our game close down WoW now.'

I'd rather not see any other game shut down like Asherons Call 2, cause a mmorpg shuting down hurts the people who spent years on it the most.

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2005, 09:59:37 pm »
LFM Raid group to kill Rusty! PST for raid invite.

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2005, 09:29:30 pm »
LFM Raid group to kill Rusty! PST for raid invite.

You want to go after Rusty because he has the Red Cape of Destiny?  ;D

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2005, 12:44:19 am »
COMPLAINT!.. you were talking about the first game like advanced wars that came out.. there was one before it.. that came out for the NES.. but for the life of me i can't remember the name.. combat.. something.. bah.. was like advanced wars but not cartoony, almost the exact same game. used the hexagon board as well. if i can find the name i'll post it O.o.

okies,, i'm sorry. umm.. conflict.. for nes. came out the same year. but the game i was thinking of. was super conflict, for snes. i'm sorry.. my bad.. umm.. love the show.. okies bye.
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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2005, 05:33:06 pm »
Noo! THey're after me! They are gonna keel me!! Ahh! You aint gettin the cape tho.
@LadyM- Be prepared, hopefully I will, but I'm 13, so my Dad will probably make me wear a mask. Oh well, you'll get to see the Important thing, the Cape!
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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2005, 06:48:00 pm »
Thats ok, wear a mask or put the cape over your face.. we just want to see the cape. ;D

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2005, 12:35:46 am »
You're probably thinking of Conflict.  Came out in 89.

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2005, 04:30:02 pm »
DOOOOOD!!! Steve is gonna host the pics on his website FRONT PAGE!! I will be a....STARRRRREEERR!!!!
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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2005, 05:03:49 pm »
DOOOOOD!!! Steve is gonna host the pics on his website FRONT PAGE!! I will be a....STARRRRREEERR!!!!

Sweet! You're in the news! Can't wait to see them! :D

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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2005, 05:08:25 pm »
DOOOOOD!!! Steve is gonna host the pics on his website FRONT PAGE!! I will be a....STARRRRREEERR!!!!

Err, no, not the front page. I'll host the pictures for the fourms. This way you don't have to find somewhere to put them on the web.

But, I might put it on the front page, I want to see the picture first before I make any decisions.

Sorry if you misunderstood, but send over the pics and we'll see what happens!
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Re: Episode 20 Posted
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2005, 10:20:32 pm »
Rusty and in true hollywood star fashion Steve gave you the defacto "don't call us we'll call you" answer.  ;D