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E3 2011 Recap Podcasts

E3 2011 – Day 1 Recap (Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony) <80 mins – 74.8 MB>
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E3 2011 – Day 2 Recap (Nintendo) <26 mins – 12.4 MB>
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Better late than never some might say but these podcasts are disgustingly late. Hopefully these will be the last items to ever be massively delayed on this site again. There will be a bunch of new content popping up on the site this weekend as the site once again returns to normal. Starting today, all the normal features are back and there will be daily updates (mostly) on a regular basis everyday.

I finally got my new audio equipment in so the podcast quality starting with the Day 2 Recap should be much better (at least when it’s me on the mic.). I re-recorded the Day 2 Recap so I could try out the new equipment. I still have some tinkering to do but it still sounds great. In fact, the quality is so good that I was able to finalize the recording at 64kbps instead of 128 to save on space and there doesn’t seem to be any degradation of quality. If you notice any problems or have some suggestions on how I can improve the audio, please leave me a comment below or send me an e-mail at jgore@madnessbrewing.com

Thanks again to Chris Karpyszyn and Steve Wood for helping out with the Day 1 recap. If you’re interested in Chris’s ramblings, head over to his site at www.chriskarypszyn.com.

Weekly Video Game Podcast – June 5, 2011

Weekly Video Game Podcast – June 5, 2011 <49 mins (45.1 MB)>
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– 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.

Any questions or comments about the podcasts or anything can be sent to jgore@madnessbrewing.com.

Tetris (PSP Mini) (Video Game Review)

Video Game Review
Tetris
Sony Playstation Portable (PSP Mini)
2009
Developed by: EA Mobile
Published by: Electronic Arts

Tetris, in theory, would seem like a hard game to screw up but every year we are witness to a few horrible versions of the game. However, EA did an incredible job with their PSP Mini version of Tetris. The game plays extremely well. In fact, this is the best handheld version of Tetris since Tetris DX came out for the Game Boy Color in 1997.

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The Top 10 Video Games of 2010

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 madnessbrewing@gmail.com and I’ll read your comments during the next Weekly Video Game Podcast,

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Weekly Video Game Post–September 15, 2010

Weekly Video Game Podcast – September 15, 2010 <85 mins (77.2 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and Steve Wood (and featuring Chris Karpyszyn)
  • Due to too many issues, this podcast is actually two weeks of recorded material rolled into one
  • I think we may have talked more about Duke Nukem: Forever than Halo: Reach
  • At least video game sales are beginning to pick up (Metroid’s sales are surprisingly high)
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of August 21 and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Weekly Video Game Post–August 30, 2010

Weekly Video Game Podcast – August 30, 2010 <53 mins (48.4 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and Steve Wood
  • Not much to talk about so I talk about why there was nothing happening on the site last week
  • At least this week looks to be better as this podcast is out on time (for a change).
  • Kane & Lynch 2 didn’t do so well. Only one person that I know of is surprised.
  • I’m not expecting big things for Metroid: Other M either.
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of August 21 and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Weekly Video Game Post–August 24, 2010

Weekly Video Game Podcast – August 23, 2010 <61 mins (57.7 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
  • Apparently, people like football games.
  • I really don’t think go-karting will sell a single copy of Gran Turismo 5
  • Likewise, I don’t think the Corvette license would sell any extra copies of Mario Kart
  • I apologize for the audio issues. I’ve been having problems with my recording software. The podcast is still plenty listenable but instead of sort-of FM quality this week, the podcast is really-like AM quality.
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of July 31 and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Weekly Video Game Newsletter– August 20, 2010–Issue #4

Madness Brewing Newsletter Aug 20

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Here’s the latest issue of the Weekly Video Game Newsletter. It’s actually been several weeks since the last one was published so I included a bunch of sales figures and release dates from the weeks missing on top of all the info about the stuff that came out this week and how well (or horribly) stuff sold the week of August 7th (courtesy of VGChartz.com).

Weekly Video Game Post–August 16, 2010

Weekly Video Game Podcast – August 16, 2010 <45 mins (41.5 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
  • A quarter of this podcast is me hating on Ubisoft…this is either because it really is a slow news week for games or I loathe the recent business direction of the company (probably a little of both)
  • Hopefully there will be some interesting stuff to talk about when Gamescom hits this week.
  • When I read that Bioshock Infinite was in the works, I was so underwhelmed that I felt that I needed to take a nap.
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of July 31 and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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Weekly Video Game Post–August 9, 2010

Weekly Video Game Podcast – August 9, 2010 <47 mins (43.3 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
  • Finally a podcast that’s out on time
  • Unfortunately there’s nothing much to talk about other than TORCHLIGHT 2!!!
  • I’m not saying people shouldn’t buy the Xbox Live version of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light but people just shouldn’t spend their money supporting half-finished software…I guess what I’m trying to say is don’t buy the game. Buy something better instead.
  • Continue reading for sales figures from the week of July 31 and other stuff (all sales figures come from www.vgchartz.com)

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