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Episode 36 Posted
« on: January 25, 2006, 07:00:15 pm »
This week I give details about the first official Gaming Steve Tournament for Mario Kart DS, a new contest about your "funniest" gaming moment, and ton of show mail.

Gaming Steve Episode 36 Program
  • 00:04:17  Game News:
    • GameStop expects to fulfill 360 orders in February (but not online or EB Games orders).
    • Give thanks, the Revolution to be released by Thanksgiving.
    • Majesco no longer a "premium" publisher.
    • WoW nabs millionth European customer and more than 5.5 million worldwide.
    • China's online game regulations relaxed.
    • Gizmondo Europe bankrupt.
    • Heroes of Might and Magic V beta now open.
    • E3 dresses up the babes and games.
    • Nintendo snags 3 million online.
    • New Mother has a date.
    • 50 Cent sells through a million.
    • Star Trek: Legacy to beam onto PCs and the 360.
    • Sony zips up Zipper.
  • 00:31:12  SporeTalk: I answer lots of questions about Spore.
  • 00:41:09  Game Review: Dragon Quest VIII for the PlayStation 2.
  • 00:58:32  RetroReview: Baldur's Gate II for the PC.
  • 01:10:47  “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a very cool prize!
  • 01:14:26  Show Mail: I answer your audio and email questions.
  • 02:01:11  Final Thoughts: A new contest and details about the Gaming Steve Mario Kart DS Tournament.

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Re: Episode 36 Posted
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2006, 07:01:28 pm »
Downloaded, Listening now! :D

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Re: Episode 36 Posted
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2006, 07:12:36 pm »
Same here, just listening to the intro!

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Re: Episode 36 Posted
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2006, 07:16:47 pm »
I'm surprised that you did a review of Baldur's Gate, which is my favorite series of games.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2006, 07:20:06 pm by Kagan »

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Re: Episode 36 Posted
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2006, 07:30:27 pm »
While you're capable of playing Baldur's Gate 2 without any knowledge of the backstory in Baldur's Gate, it would be absolutely foolish to do so since you would be missing out on a great story that explains the beginnings of the main character along with countless other things that create a grand experience that have only been rivalled by its sequel; basically, you're missing out on half of the series!

Any problems with it being dated are completely negated by a mod that allows for you to convert the original Baldur's Gate into the Shadows of Amn engine. The mod can be found here, along with tons of other great mods that enhance the experience of both of the games. http://www.pocketplane.net/mambo/index.php?option=content&task=blogcategory&id=143&Itemid=98

Error in your review;

In Shadows of Amn, not Nin, you begin at level 8-9.
Females can romance Anomen.
Pronunciation: Ball-Dur
Pronunciation: Plane-nar
There are no continuity errors, so do your research.

By the way, why are you constantly putting a negative spin on games that have a lot of content? Seriously, would you prefer to pay $50 for a game you can complete in one go?
« Last Edit: January 25, 2006, 07:48:12 pm by Kagan »

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Re: Episode 36 Posted
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2006, 07:57:40 pm »
I love Baldur's Gate, I reloaded it onto my Laptop recently. Jon Irenicus is my favorite game Shadow, only because he was one of those rare villains that didn't just wait at some High level area's way at the end of the game, but a real antagonist that you must repeatedly face. My character was a Lawful Evil Invoker (a wizard, unsurprising) and I love roleplaying in that game. especially with friends.

EDIT: A grammar Checker would be nice.  :D
« Last Edit: January 25, 2006, 08:15:46 pm by Mr_Wizard »

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Re: Episode 36 Posted
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2006, 08:16:29 pm »
In Shadows of Amn, not Nin, you begin at level 8-9.

I never said that you started at level 1.

Females can romance Anomen.

I never mentioned the female romance plotline, that wasn't an error. That was an omission.

There are no continuity errors, so do your research.

Sure there are, if you have characters from BG1 die on you and then you load up BG2 they will be suddenly alive. That is a continunity error. You should make sure you know what you're talking about before you accuse me of errors.

By the way, why are you constantly putting a negative spin on games that have a lot of content? Seriously, would you prefer to pay $50 for a game you can complete in one go?

Because most people would be put off by a game which requires 250 hours to finish. I am not being negative at all. I am encouraging people to pick up and play this game despite the length.

I guess you are one of those "glass half empty" type of people...
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Re: Episode 36 Posted
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2006, 08:38:56 pm »
Yes, you did say it, quite clearly at 62:50-60

Aye, you're right, it was just an omission. I merely wanted to tell people so they would know there are female romances.

The story is independent of the player, so what happens in your game has no relevancy on the story of the series. It is like saying that because your character died during one of your games, that he should be dead for the rest of the series.

You said that the only bad thing about the game was the time factor, then you placed the length in a negative light throughout your podcast a few more times, which comes off to me as being absolutely ridiculous. You should be saying, "Hell yes, finally, a developer that went the distance to provide us with actual content!" No, instead, you say crap like, "Despite the length, it is good."
« Last Edit: January 25, 2006, 08:49:35 pm by Kagan »

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Re: Episode 36 Posted
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2006, 09:02:04 pm »
i take it back, kagan is a troll ;)
I have been told
not by one but two of my lovers
that I've got a heart of gold
but I'm unable to share it with others
They call me a poet who'll never have a poem
a tiger with no taste for bone
I'm the wonderful wonderful wizard who's waltzing alone

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Re: Episode 36 Posted
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2006, 09:08:11 pm »
i take it back, kagan is a troll ;)

Is that all you people can say?

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Re: Episode 36 Posted
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2006, 09:16:22 pm »
i take it back, kagan is a troll ;)

Is that all you people can say?

Well, with the profanity blocker, I believe so!  ;)

But I think that was why Leng had a smiley.
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Re: Episode 36 Posted
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2006, 09:54:28 pm »
if you didn't notice, i took your side in the other thread.  it was probably a gut reflex to seeing peer pressure in action, but i could see why someone might disagree with steve's taste in games (tetris)
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Re: Episode 36 Posted
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2006, 04:01:30 am »
Once again, another podcast thread that wandered off topic. Can we all stop arguing and talk about how freakin awsome the podcast was!! Yay for gaming steve podcasts.  ;D

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Re: Episode 36 Posted
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2006, 04:32:56 am »
Good show Steve, but one thing: You totally butchered Hydromancerx's name! Shame on youuuu... It's such a simple name!

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Re: Episode 36 Posted
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2006, 04:49:12 am »
Once again, another podcast thread that wandered off topic. Can we all stop arguing and talk about how freakin awsome the podcast was!! Yay for gaming steve podcasts.  ;D

Good idea! Hopefully I will get to listen to it today.