Weekly Video Game Post – Feb. 24, 2010

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Weekly Video Game Podcast – Feb. 24, 2010 <92 mins (84.0 MB)>
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  • Jamie Gore and Roberto Panetta (of
  • HUGE PODCAST! We talk about the big news coming out of the Nintendo Media Summit today. Looks like it will be a massive spring for Mario & Co.
  • First round of Hall of Fame results. Why wasn’t Ms. Pac-Man inducted? That may be one for Unsolved Mysteries.
  • Is Sony even trying anymore?
  • All our sales data comes from
  • I’ve also included lists of the numbers from the previous week and the game releases from the previous week because they were not posted here last week.
  • Continue reading for all the release dates and expanded sales figure


Weekly Video Game Podcast – Feb. 12-16, 2010

Weekly Video Game Podcast – Feb. 12-16, 2010 <80 mins (36.7 MB) >
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The written stuff that was supposed to go up yesterday will only go up on Wednesday now. The problem is the mid-term exam I’m having today. I need to make sure I do well on the exam so that’s why I’ve been spending so much time planning for it. I’m a little more nervous about it than usual (only because it carries a high weight for the final mark).

So I’ve decided to put up the podcast that Chris and I recorded last week. I didn’t want it to go to waste and I think we did a really good job with it. It’s 80 minutes of really interesting stuff within the world of video games. If you enjoy our podcasts, this is one that you don’t want to miss. I would have liked to have put the podcast up after my review of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars and the HOF induction of Q*Bert were posted but since that isn’t going to happen until Wednesday, I didn’t want such a good podcast to rot on my hard drive.

Please note that the next video game podcast will be on Friday instead of Wednesday because of my crazy school schedule. I still think there should be a rule about exams before the week long study break (McGill actually calls it “Reading Week”). After the break, I only have one test before finals. It seems a bit absurd to me. Thank goodness it’s my last year.

Sonic the Hedgehog (Video Game Review)

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Sonic the Hedgehog
Video Game Review
Sega Genesis
Developer: Sonic Team
Publisher: Sega

There are some who immediately discount Sonic the Hedgehog because of how the game was created. Sonic was created by Sega to make a title that could be more popular than Mario. Sonic was going to be the poster child for 16-bit gaming whether the final product was any good or not. Luckily for Sega and all the gamers out there, Sonic the Hedgehog is an incredible fun 2-D platformer. The game is built for speed which both helps and hurts at the same time. Sonic the Hedgehog is the pinnacle of gaming for the Sega Genesis.


Weekly Video Game Post – November 23, 2009

Weekly Video Game Podcast – Nov. 23, 2009 27 mins (12.1 MB)
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  • Jamie Gore and Chris Karpyszyn
  • No surprise, Modern Warfare 2 sold a lot
  • Surprise, the Xbox 360 had a bad week despite Modern Warfare 2
  • It’s that time of year; we start talking about games of the year
  • Also, Sony doesn’t care about the PSP Go either; just like everyone else in the world.
  • Chris wants you to check out IT’S FOR CHARITY, PEOPLE!!!
  • All our sales data comes from
  • Continue reading for all the release dates and expanded sales figures


Roundtable Podcast #1 – Super Mario Bros. 3

Madness Brewing Roundtable #1 – Super Mario Bros. 3
<34 mins (15.5 MB)> – (October 18, 2009)

Join myself and Chris Karpyszyn as we discuss one of the greatest games of all time, Super Mario Bros. 3. We’re not just reviewing the game but talking about our memories of the game and the mark it not only left in video games but also in mass culture.

As announced during the podcast, an enhanced version of this video podcast of this broadcast will be available on Sunday. It will feature gameplay footage as well as other interesting statistics.

Next week we’ll be talking about the Playstation 2. If you want to send us any questions for the show, send them to