Better late than never…maybe. Finally, here are the three podcasts that I did with Chris Karpyszyn and Steve Wood where we discussed the keynote presentations of each of the console manufacturers (Chris was absent for the Nintendo podcast). I apologize for not getting them out sooner but multiple issues popped up that prevented me from getting them out in a timely fashion. I actually enjoyed listening to shows again and all three of the podcasts may go to show how much of a dud E3 was this year since even though these podcasts are coming out over a month after the event, there’s been very little happening in the games industry to have made these podcasts seem irrelevant. The holiday season March 2013 should be an interesting time to be playing video games.
– Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn – We review E3 which could either be a dud year or very exciting – There are decent odds that Sony and Nintendo screw up their respective system launches – All the while, Microsoft continues to ring in new system sales.
Another year, another top ten list for video games. Unlike last year where it was a bit difficult to come up with a top ten list, this year there were only a few titles that I feel one could argue could have made this list that aren’t on my list. Actually, I was not too surprised that Screwattack had nine out of the ten games I picked on their top ten list. Additionally, Gametrailers only had a top five but all five were games from my top ten list. Even though my list is being published last (I usually publish it on New Year’s Day), the list has essentially been in the bag for almost two weeks now. Had I published it earlier, I could have accused other sites of ripping me off. However, I think it’s because there were very few MUST OWN!!! games this year that it’s no surprise that there is quite a bit of consensus across the Internet. The last couple of years there has been major differences between the lists of most outlets. Now, it almost seems unanimous.
There will be a special Weekly Video Game Podcast posted tomorrow featuring myself and Chris Karpyszyn where we’ll look at the list and discuss it. There will be a supplemental podcast on Monday where we quickly talk about this list and compare it to the previous years. The second podcast almost didn’t exist as we were wrapping up the first one and then we started talking about the last year and the year before that. Before I knew it, we had talked for half-an-hour. Once the podcasts are posted, they’ll be linked to on the front page as well as this article.
Whether you agree with this list or hate it, say something about it. Leave a comment at the bottom or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll read your comments during the next Weekly Video Game Podcast,
It’s finally up. Despite my computer’s best attempts to delete all the audio files and my house’s attempt to drive me insane by losing power in the middle of post-production, I’ve finally managed to put together this week’s Video Game Podcast. Chris and I talk for nearly 90 minutes about video game sales, the future of the industry, OnLive, and other assorted nonsense. While downloading the podcast, continue reading below for the sales charts for the last four weeks (all data comes from VGChartz.com) as well as a list of the games that came out last week and this week (including trailers where available).
E3 hasn’t officially started yet so I guess you can’t say its a failure just yet. However, on the heels of the lame Microsoft show we were served a slightly better but still lame EA show. At least EA showed some stuff off that people hadn’t heard of before (like Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit). However, they regurgitated a bunch of franchises that we weren’t begging to see again (like Need for Speed).
Later tonight, I’ll be taking to the air live on WRGT Radio again to talk about the Ubisoft event at around 9:30 PM eastern and we’ll go for about 45 mins. You can call in at (262) 672-4263 or the Skype address gametalkradio. You can also send any questions you have to email@example.com and I can answer them on air.
Not much surprise from the Xbox 360 event at E3. Most of it was for Natal/Kinect. It’s interesting…I guess. Microsoft decided to show off their heavy-hitting hardcore games with Halo, Gears of War, and Call of Duty represented at the beginning.
I had some technical issues with the second half of the show so that’s why it seems a bit short. However, I ran down the entire event before everything went haywire. If I’m a bit distracted at times, it’s because I was flooded with a few messages about the technical issue and was trying to correct things while doing everything live.
The next show will be at 6:30 eastern where I’ll be covering the EA presser. I’ll be taking to the air live on WRGT Radio to talk about the event. You can call in at (262) 672-4263 or the Skype address gametalkradio. You can also send any questions you have to firstname.lastname@example.org and I can answer them on air.
– Keyboards and real musical instruments coming to Rock Band 3.
I’ve started recording the news for WRGT Radio. There three to four minute snippets of the most important video game news of the moment. I’m not going to normally do a post every time I do a news break for them (which can be around two to four times a day) but the latest version of the news will always be available on demand by clicking on the banner located in the sidebar.
Moments after the show ended tonight I received a bunch of compliments and people wanted the MP3 file of the show. Show here’s the unedited version of the show for everyone to enjoy. Chris and I had a lot of fun doing the show where we just rambled on about how great and crappy Super Mario Galaxy 2 is, how we think Natal will be a bust, how great the Move can be, and the potentially awesome games that might come from Nintendo for the 3DS (but will most likely never show up because they never support their handhelds with a major launch title so we’ll most likely see a port of Super Mario Sunshine).
I get distracted by a menu for Marco’s Restaurant in St. Laurent and we reminisce over another Marco’s Restaurant that had existed in Ste. Anne’s (the two restaurants have nothing to do with one another other than having the same name). We also get a bit distracted by the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup. However, for the most part, we’re on top of our game for the entire two hours.
Just be warned though…this show is uncensored. Chris does have a bit of a potty mouth. Listener discretion is advised.
Towards the end of the show, I talk about the revised schedule. There will be both a video game podcast and a movie podcast up tomorrow (Thursday). I’m going to try to finish the video game newsletter for tomorrow but I’m not 100% confident I can do that. There will be a movie newsletter up on Friday. So two newsletters and two podcasts up in the next 48 hours. Plus tons of reviews and other assorted nonsense.
One last thing, the site will be receiving a design overhaul. It will be something similar to how the site used to look before I moved over to WordPress. It may feel a bit awkward at first since the sidebar will be moving from the right side of the screen to the left but I think most people will enjoy the new look of the sit. If not, I promise to give you a full refund to whatever you’re paying me to look at my site.
Video Game Review Monopoly Sony PSP (Mini) 2010 Developed by: EA Published by: EA
Monopoly has to be my favourite traditional board game. Playing Monopoly through digital means has been touch-and-go. While there was a really good Monopoly game made for DOS back in the 80s, there haven’t been all that many good digital versions since then. Other than the most recent home console version for the Wii, Xbox 360, and PS2 which were made by EA, most versions tend to be on the atrocious side. The PSP Mini version is one that falls into the downright horrible category. It’s slow, boring, and essentially no fun.