Xbox Live ArcadeHey everyone, I’m back! Sorry for the delay, but I think you’ll enjoy the several treats I have in this episode.

Not only do I finally reveal some new Spore info but I interview Greg Canessa the Group Manager for crazy popular Xbox Live Arcade. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 47 Program

  • 00:06:30 Game News:
    • Wal-Mart quitting UMD movies?
    • Mario stamps Japan.
    • More Oblivion content coming.
    • Nintendo is raking in the Yen.
    • Telltale Games lowers episodic prices.
    • SiN Episode 1 heading to retail.
    • Capcom music hits Japan’s iTunes.
    • Apple software boots Windows.
    • Lionhead joins Microsoft.
    • Twenty titles at Revolution launch?
    • Oblivion obliterates sales charts.
  • 00:39:12 SporeTalk: What new information did I learn at GDC?
  • 00:47:20 Interview with Greg Canessa the Group Manager for Xbox Live Arcade.
  • 01:32:12 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and the always cool prize!
  • 01:35:06 Show Mail: I answer your audio questions.
  • 01:56:56 Final Thoughts: Oblivion is taking over the world! And there are just too many good games out right now. What to do … what to do?

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Big White Gorilla at GDC?So what happens when my laptop computer dies on me and I have to travel all weekend? You get my final GDC podcast today instead of Friday (sorry about that all). But the good news is that this is one of the craziest episodes of them all with not one, not two, but three co-hosts this episode! Crazy I tell ya!

Today I share the mic with Alon Waisman from ChatterBox, Wes Ehrlichman from The Gamer’s Quarter, and Nathan Cox an aspiring game artist. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 46 Program

  • Game Developers Conference Day 5 Recap
    • How to get a job at GDC.
    • An overview of some of the more interesting game sessions.
    • You will not believe how crazy MMORPGs are in China (did you know that people actually pay money not to play games?)
    • Will digital downloads revolutionize the industry?
    • Was anything interesting on the show floor?
    • Game awards? What are they good for?
    • Recap of all the keynotes and announcements.
    • Wes insults gamers everywhere.
    • The big five-day recap.

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Spore In A BoxToday was “Spore Day” at GDC with four different talks concerning Spore, and I was at every single one of them. But just how much new information was revealed during these talks? And what new revelations did Satoru Iwata reveal about the Revolution? This and more on today’s show!

Oh yes, and once again I share the mic, today with John Callaham from FiringSquad. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 45 Program

  • Game Developers Conference Day 4 Recap
    • John and I discuss Spore talk number one: “Advanced Prototyping” with Chaim Gingold and Chris Hecker.
    • We discuss the Nintendo keynote speech.
    • Will Wright talks, but does he say anything?
    • John gives us a rundown of the expo floor.
    • A review of this year’s “Game Design Challenge” and why was Will Wright wearing a tiara?
    • Spore talk number three: “Spore: PrePD Through Prototyping” by Eric Todd.
    • And finally Spore talk number four: “Building Community Around Pollinated Content in Spore” by Caryl Shaw.
    • A recap of last night’s Independent Game Festival & Awards and the Game Developers Choice Awards.

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Stephen Glicker with Peter MooreIn this very special episode of Gaming Steve I am reporting to you directly from the Game Developers Conference show floor. And today I do something I have never done before on the show, I share the mic with a co-host! Christopher Grant from Joystiq and Xbox 360 Fanboy sits down with me to discuss the day’s news and events. Sit back and enjoy nearly an hour of GDC madness (oh yes, and the photo is of myself and Peter Moore).

Gaming Steve Episode 44 Program

  • Game Developers Conference Day 3 Recap
    • Chris and I discuss the “Blogger Breakfast” with Peter Moore, Chris Satchell, Larry Hryb, John Porcaro, and Cesar Menendez.
    • Review of the PlayStation 3 keynote by Phil Harrison and the myriad of PS3 and PSP announcements.
    • Chris and I geek out talking about Ronald Moore’s “Building A Better Battlestar” keynote speech.
    • General thoughts about what we saw and heard throughout the day.

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Guild Wars FactionsToday is the first day of the Game Developers Conference, but before I even set foot into the convention center I got a chance to sit down and chat with Jeff Strain, Co-Founder of ArenaNet and makers of Guild Wars.

Jeff and I talk for over an hour and cover a huge number of topics. Find out how on earth they expect to release a brand new Guild Wars Campaign twice a year(!), more details on the technology behind ArenaNet, how they manage to continuously balance the game, Jeff’s thoughts on various MMO subscription models, as well as much more. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 43 Program

  • 00:02:28 Interview with Jeff Strain from ArenaNet, makers of Guild Wars and the upcoming Guild Wars: Factions.
  • 01:07:19 My thoughts on the game and the upcoming Game Developers Conference 2006.

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ticket_to_ride_game.gifI start off year two of the Gaming Steve podcast show with a nice little recap of the last year and the many changes the site has undergone. In addition, the long-awaited Gaming Steve t-shirt is finally revealed, I explain some small changes to the show, and get ready for a week of GDC craziness! Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 42 Program

  • 00:50:00 Special 1 Year Anniversary: A retrospective look at the explosive growth of the site and what the future holds for Gaming Steve.
  • 00:15:32 Game News:
    • GBA gets Player’s Choice.
    • Microsoft’s Origami folds into an Ultra Mobile PC.
    • New Guild Wars dated.
    • Anti-game study approved by Senate panel.
    • BioWare working on a new MMORPG and forms a new studio.
    • ESA launches Video Game Voters Network.
    • God of War 2 to rock your world.
  • 00:43:00 Review: Ticket to Ride for the PC and Macintosh.
  • 00:51:29 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and the always cool prize!
  • 00:55:24 Show Mail: I answer a dozen audio questions.
  • 01:52:44 Final Thoughts: Next week is the Game Developers Conference … aka a week of gaming insanity!

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Gaming Steve New Cover ArtThis week I provide the second part of my hands-on preview of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, talk about some of the changes on the site and podcast after one year, and a new person joins the Gaming Steve forums. You might know him, he goes by the name Will Wright and made a game called The Sims or something…. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 41 Program

  • 00:07:02 Game News:
    • Sony sells the Metreon.
    • Red 5 Studios and Webzen sign a deal.
    • Dungeons & Dragons Online launches.
    • World of Warcraft hits 6 million and adds the Spanish language.
    • Live Arcade gets five more.
    • Microsoft to start $10 Greatest Hits program.
    • Oblivion is done, all hail Oblivion.
    • What the heck is this Microsoft Origami project?
    • Another analysts predicts PS3 delay.
    • Rockstar Games serves up … Table Tennis?
  • 00:30:37 SporeTalk: Spore to evolve onto handhelds? And when is a game “leak” really a “leak”?
  • 00:38:36 Game Preview: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the Xbox 360 and PC, part two.
  • 01:14:15 RetroReview: Planescape: Torment for the PC.
  • 01:26:55 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a very cool prize!
  • 01:30:32 Show Mail: I answer your text and Oblivion questions.
  • 01:58:03 Final Thoughts: What should I do next week for my one year anniversary show? And what to expect from my reports at the Game Developers Conference 2006 and I-Con appearances.

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The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionThis week I provide the first part of my hands-on preview of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, I review a new game cut directly from the Star Control mold, retro-review the best Bungie game you have never played, answer your Oblivion questions, and so much more. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 40 Program

  • 00:04:08 Game News:
    • Merrill Lynch guesses at $800 PlayStation 3 cost and causes a mild panic.
    • EA slashes new game prices by 20 percent.
    • Infinium opens their books.
    • Ex-Gizmondo Exec trashes a million dollar Ferrari.
    • Condemned to storm PCs this April.
    • Classic Sierra games set for re-release.
    • DS Lite to wear only white at launch.
  • 00:27:44 SporeTalk: An overview as to how the download and ranking system will function.
  • 00:32:22 Game Preview: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the Xbox 360 and PC, part one.
  • 01:12:45 Game Review: Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators for the PC.
  • 01:26:07 RetroReview: Pathways into Darkness Macintosh.
  • 01:35:17 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a very cool prize!
  • 01:38:10 Show Mail: I answer your audio questions.
  • 01:57:03 Final Thoughts: So when can I scratch my Oblivion itch again?

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The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionToday I got a change to sit down with Pete Hines, Vice President of Public Relations & Marketing at Bethesda Softworks and makers of the highly anticipated The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Pete and I talk for well over an hour and cover a huge number of topics ranging from the basic to the hardcore questions that the fans wanted me to ask.

Find out how the Oblivion Xbox 360 achievements and downloadable content will work, Pete reveals a secret in-game “easter egg”, new details on the Radiant AI system, as well as what’s next for the Elder Scrolls series. We even manage to sneak in a few questions on Fallout 3, the new Star Trek license, as well as much more. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 39 Program

  • 00:01:57 Interview with Pete Hines from Bethesda, makers of the upcoming The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
  • 01:20:15 My thoughts on the game itself and a small tidbit from next week’s detailed on-hands preview of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

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DarwiniaThis week I talk about my upcoming interview with the The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion team, I review Darwinia (another IGF Competition Finalist), answer lots of audio questions, and so much more. Enjoy!

Gaming Steve Episode 38 Program

  • 00:03:17 Game News:
    • Crystal Quest shoot onto Xbox 360 Arcade, but it isn’t the same Quest as before.
    • The DS to support voice chat.
    • “Hasta la Vista Baby” … Halo 2 heading to PC.
    • DS download stations coming Stateside.
    • Half-Life 2 becomes episodic.
    • Solitaire games gets NYC worker fired.
    • Xbox 360 shortages coming to an end?
    • A look at the January top 20 console sales.
  • 00:25:18 SporeTalk: A quick overview of what the heck is Spore anyhow? And some info on the Spore demo.
  • 00:41:35 Game Review: Darwinia for the PC.
  • 00:52:12 RetroReview: Command & Conquer for the PC, Macintosh, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, and Saturn.
  • 01:02:43 “Name That Game!” contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a very cool prize!
  • 01:07:36 Show Mail: I answer your audio and email questions.
  • 01:57:41 Final Thoughts: What do you do when you get into the gaming doldrums?

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