|Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:21 am||Comments (29)|
Our eighteenth podcast is now available! Download it here.
In this month's "discussion" segment we focus on the turbulent relationship between video game publishers and the video game media. Are publishers putting too much pressure on reviewers to give them positive reviews? Or, are video game reviewers writing at a maturity level that isn't consistent with the audience that is buying the publisher's games?
Our "Gaming Moments" this episode include Super Mario Galaxy (Wii), Call of Duty 4 (360), Burnout Paradise (360), Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS), and Magic the Gathering (PC).
In the "Retro Respect" segment we focus on the classic video game, "The Seven Cities of Gold". During the segment we discuss what we thought of the game when it was first released as well as how we believe it holds up today. In addition, we present short histories of the game's creator, Dani Bunten Berry, the game's development company, Ozark Software, and the game's publisher, Electronic Arts.
|Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:11 pm||Comments (31)|
After a very long hiatus we return with our first episode in a new series of podcasts from Twitch Asylum. Download it here.
Our "Retro Respect" section is broken into two parts focusing on the recent releases of several classic gaming documentaries. The first part consists of a brief synopsis and discussion of the documentary, "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters", in which Steve Weibe attempts to set a Donkey Kong world record. During the second half of the segment, we conduct our first in-studio interview with William Carlton. William stars in the classic gaming documentary, "High Score", in which he attempts to set the Missile Command world record.
Our "Gaming Moments" this episode include Eye of Judgment (PS3), Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3), Burnout: Paradise (360/PS3), The Orange Box (360/PS3), Assassin's Creed (360), Mass Effect (360), and Crysis (PC).
We also reflect on some of our favorite games from 2007 during the "Discussion" segment.
|Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:45 am||Comments (34)|
Our sixteenth podcast is now available! Download it here.
We forgo "the discussion" segment this month so we can devote more time to our "Gaming Moments". The games discussed include Def Jam: Icon (360), Crackdown (360), Battlestations Midway (360), Rainbow Six Vegas (360), Tony Hawk's Project 8 (360), Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters (PSP), Under Defeat (Dreamcast), and many other retro computing and classic arcade titles. In addition, we discuss hacking retro computers to connect to BBSes via Telnet. What is a BBS? You have to listen to the segment to find out.
Our "Retro Respect" segment this time is a discussion of the excellent video game history book, "The Ultimate History of Video Games" by Steven L. Kent. During the segment we cover only a few of the numerous interesting topics in the book including: "a leather company that makes a video game console" and "an exercise that launches the video game craze in motion".
"News" items this time include the January NPD sales numbers, the Wii being the next Hula Hoop, AOL telling people not to buy PS3s, a new Xbox 360 model, and a potential Xbox 360 price drop.
|Wed Dec 06, 2006 12:30 pm||Comments (18)|
Our fifteenth podcast is now available! Download it here.
In this month's "discussion" segment, we review the insanity that was the PlayStation 3 launch. During the segment, we also give our hands-on impressions of the system.
Our "Retro Respect" segment this time is the first part of a two part series on the history of "Nintendo". During the segment we discuss the early days of Nintendo when they were producing playing cards through the introduction of the Nintendo Entertainment System.
"News" items this time include the Spike gaming awards results, the Xbox becoming an ex-console, why Japan is lining up for 360s, and how to stream audio/video formats to the 360.
Our "Gaming Moments" this episode include Eragon (360), Elite Beat Agents (DS), Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii), Wii Sports (Wii), Madden (Wii), and the HD-DVD player for the 360.
|Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:16 am||Comments (9)|
Our fourteenth podcast is now available! Download it here.
In this month's "discussion" segment, we discuss the limited life-span of recent console generations. While many early consoles still work great today, it appears that a large percentage of the latest console versions are dying at an early age due to disk-related issues, overheating, etc.
Our "Retro Respect" segment this time focuses on the game company Epyx. During the segment we discuss their transformation from a company that was purely focused on strategy and dungeon crawlers to a company that is primarily known for their stellar action games.
Our "News" items this time include an EA executive stating that Gears of War has zero innovation, pre-order glitches at Best Buy, the PSP being used for bomb assembly, the 10 worst games of all time, and much more.
Our "Gaming Moments" this episode include Gears of War (360), F.E.A.R. (360), Rainbow Six: Vegas (360), Bully (PS2), Okami (PS2), and Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony (PSP).