Gamers With Jobs - Conference Call
The official podcast of GamersWithJobs.com, every week the guys discuss the latest games, issues affecting the industry and more! This is THE gaming podcast for mature gamers.
Episode 116 - December 31st, 2008

Our Favorite Moments of 2008, Special Listener Contributions and more!

With all the holidays going on around here you just knew we were going to slack off eventually. This week we talk about some of our favorite moments of 2008 and not a whole lot else. There's also a tone of submissions from listeners of the show and we unveil our new call-in line! A special shout out to the fine folks from the HatchetJob.com podcast who all pitched in for a quick segment. If you want to submit a question or comment call in to our voicemail line at (612) 284-4563!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:09pm CDT

Episode 115 - December 24th, 2008

A Little Persona 4, Rise of The Argonauts, Strong Bad's Season Finale, The WoW Contest Winner, LOTS of Your Emails and more!

This week we get caught up on a bunch of the emails we've been neglecting. We also announce the winner of the free year of WoW thanks to Devmani's generous donation! Some lovely new Christmas music inappropriate singing from the hosts and Cory "Dingleberry" Banks joins us for a very special holiday Conference Call. Merry Christmas everyone.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03pm CDT

Episode 114 - December 17th, 2008

Prince of Persia, Mirror's Edge, Lich King, Jeff Green & Shawn Elliott Join Us For The Whole Show, Shawn Elliott's Review Symposium, 1up's Rumored Buyout, A New Contest (Win a Free Year of WoW!) Your Emails and more!

What better way to celebrate the near-holidays than listen in as Jeff Green and Shawn Elliott reunite on the Confrence Call for their first audio conversation since their time at 1UP. How their jobs are going, Shawn Elliott's review symposium, what we've all been playing and so many other topics I can't possibly list them all here!

We're also announcing a new contest! You have a chance to win a free year of WoW, a custom Christmas card only Blizzard employees received and a free code to change your avatar's gender, name and hairstyle! What a prize! All you need to do is email call@gamerswithjobs.com and tell us how you'd celebrate the holidays in Azeroth. Deadline is December 20th, 5:00 pm CST. Thanks to Devmani for donation the prize!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:33am CDT

Episode 113 - December 10th, 2008

Prince of Persia, Resident Evil 5, Fallout 3: For The Masses, Word Flow, Bread Crumbs And Game Difficulty, Your Emails and more!

This week's Conference Call has been produced specifically for the masses. I'm not sure what that means, but I'm given to understand we'll be rich soon. Rich!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:29am CDT

Episode 112 - December 3rd, 2008

Strong Bad Episode 4, Penny Arcade Episode 2, Left 4 Dead, Valkyria Chronicles, All Things Coop Games, Your Emails and more!

This week we have an intimate threesome (ewww) as Elysium battles Mephistopheles in the very heart of his recording computer. Coop games, why they're awesome and what can ruin the fun. Plus, Rabbit tries to beat the MMORPG horse some more. Stop, stop, it's already dead! I love the fact that I get to write this part.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:25am CDT

Episode 111 - November 26th, 2008

Lich King Impressions, Gears of War 2, Left 4 Dead, Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir, Valkyria Chornicles, Playstation Home, Little Big Rabbit, Fable 2, Your Emails and more!

This week Michael Zenke drops some serious science on Wrath of The Lich King and its place in the MMORPG pantheon. We also go into some depth on a ton more games as the winter deluge finally slows down.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05pm CDT

Episode 110 - November 19th, 2008

Wrath of The Witchlysium, Resistance 2, End War, Mirror's Edge, Gears of War 2, An Interview With Bethesda's Pete Hines, Your Emails and more!

This week Jullian Murdoch and Michael Zenke lob softballs across the plate for Pete Hines to knock out of the park. We also cover a crazy amount of games, your emails and some new audio submissions.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01pm CDT

Episode 109 - November 12th, 2008

Left 4 Dead, Gears of War 2, Fallout 3, Fable 2, Delivering Game Story, Special Guest Shawn Elliott, Your Emails and more!

2k Boston's Shawn Elliott, joins us to talk about what we're playing, how things are going at the new digs, story in games and retractable hummingbird tongues.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41am CDT

Episode 108 - November 5th, 2008

Little Big Planet, Mirror's Edge, Fallout 3, Fable 2, What Takes Games To The Next Level, Your Emails and more!


This week We talk about that hard-to-pin-down element that takes a game to the upper echelons of greatness. I'd write more but this American election has totally worn me out.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:36am CDT

Episode 107 -  October 28th, 2008

An Early Show! Fallout 3, Fable 2, Guitar Hero World Tour, Far Cry 2, Your Emails and more!

This week we bust out the show a day early so you can have a spoiler-free taste of fallout 3 as the game hits shelves. Don't get too comfortable, we'll be back to Wednesdays as usual next week. There are so many games to talk about, that's pretty much the whole show! Your wonderful e-mails too. of course.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:43pm CDT

Episode 106 - October 22nd, 2008

Dead Space, SOCOM: Free Headset, Fallout 3, Galcon, Tough Questions With Shawn, Your Emails and more!

We had a full five man recording this week just in case Elysium had to run out and deliver a baby. Shawn uses the opportunity to ask some tricky industry questions to his distinguished co-hosts and everyone gets their balls broken over something. Good times.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39pm CDT

Episode 105 - October 15th, 2008

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Little Big Planet, A ton of Your Emails and more!

This week we're buried under such a big pile of awesome emails we hunker down and read them all! Shawn tears into The Force Unleashed and Rabbit humps Little Big Planet.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:35pm CDT

Episode 104 - October 8th, 2008

Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway, Elysium Gets a Wii, First We Will Break You Before We Rebuild You, Your Emails and more!

I'm going to go ahead and call this the triumphant return of Shawn, Sean, and Rob. We talk about teaching folks to play games, how to run their lives and even the ramifications of the economic apocalypse. Just what you're looking for in a gaming podcast!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05am CDT

Episode 103 - October 1st, 2008

Warhammer Online, WipeOut HD, Dirty Gaming Gossip, An Interview With Brutal Legend's Tim Schafer, Your Emails and more!

Cory Banks, Michael Zenke and Julian Murdoch are in full effect this week while the rest of the gang take a well earned break. Julian has demanded that I mention he even produced the show himself on his new MacBook Air and it only took him five minutes or something. La de da.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05pm CDT

Episode 102 - September 24th, 2008

Warhammer Online, Crysis Warhead, NHL09, STALKER Clear Sky, Force Unleashed iPod, Peggle Nights, Special Guest Shawn "Going To 2K Boston" Elliott, Your Emails and more!

This week we're very pleased to welcome Shawn Elliott for his first guest appearance on the show! We go deep on a whole bunch of titles, the PC gaming industry, release schedules, game design, funny stories and more! He may very well be our best guest since Jeff Green!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:43am CDT

Episode 101 - September 17th, 2008

Spore, Tales of Vesperia, SOCOM: Confrontation, NHL 2009, Viva Pinata: TIP, GoG.com, Special Guest Jeff "Going To EA" Green, Your Emails and more!

Just because we've done 100 shows doesn't mean we're letting up! This week Jeff Green joins us as he comes off his epic career as a game journalist and stands at the cusp of entering game development working for EA on the Sims franchise. We delve deeper into his future at EA, talk about ton of games and see what we think of Ensemble closing and Elysium's Iron Balls.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:29pm CDT

Episode 100 - September 10th, 2008

Mercenaries 2, Final Fantasy Tactics A2, Special Guest Ken Levine!, A Mystery Song ... , Fun, Frivolity, Your Emails and more!

Triple digits, baby! This week we celebrate our 100th epsiode with friend of the show and PAX keynote speaker Ken Levine! What else could we possibly have in store for you? Well, I'd hate to spoil the surprises. Big thanks to Podunk as usual for his rocking tunes and Slumberland for well, you'll find out.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:12am CDT

Episode 99 - September 3rd, 2008

Mercenaries 2, Smacking Around QT3, Left 4 Dead, Gears of War 2, Rock Band 2, Hothead Games, Dragon Age Construction, Sins of a Solar Empire Expansions, PAX Coverage Galore, Your Emails and more!

This week Shawn, Elysium and Julian are left hodling down the fort while Rob and Cory yuk it up at PAX! We have a ton of coverage from the show including interviews on Rock Band 2, Hothead Games, Sins of a Solar Empire and Luna's angelic singing voice. Make sure you read the show ntoes to see more pictures from PAX, including the GWJ Slap & Tickle!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30pm CDT

Episode 98 - August 27, 2008

Warhammer Online, Too Human, Bionic Commando Rearmed, Force Unleashed, Strong Bad's Cool Game, Chrono Trigger, Trying To Do Too Much, Your Emails and more!

Feels like forever since we had a proper show, does it not? This week we're all back in our comfy seats and going right into a whole whack of new games. We also talk about games trying to please everyone and failing magnificently.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:10pm CDT

Episode Supplemental - August 20, 2008

An Interview With Bioware's David Gaider About Dragon Age!

Good news and bad news I'm afraid. The good news is we have an interview with the lead writer of Bioware's upcoming PC RPG, Dragon Age. The bad news is the show we recorded at Gen Con got lost in a flurry of new technology. Rob muttered something about frequencies, chipmunks and not being able to slow down the audio track but I kind of quit paying attention by that point. We'll try and round up the highlights next week.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59am CDT

Episode 97 - August 13, 2008

Braid, Geometry Wars 2, Multiple Narratives In Games, Your Emails and more!

Everyone is back in the saddle this week on our last show before Gencon. In fact, we might have some special edition Gencon audio pieces throughout the rest of the week! So Keep an eye on the page.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:54am CDT

Episode 96 - August 6th, 2008

SoulCalibur IV, Madden 2009, Geometry Wars 2, Our Jobs, Silly Questions, Your Emails and more!

This week Cory "Demiurge" Banks rejoins the podcast as we gang-tackle your emails. Thanks to Doubtingthomas for his uhhh ... special break music. More cowbell indeed.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05am CDT

Episode 95 - July 30th, 2008

PixelJunk Eden, 1942: Joint Strike, Everquest 2 ... Wait, What? The Rise of Cooperative Gaming, Your Emails and more!

This week Michael Zenke Joins us as we bring cooperative gaming under the microscope. We mostly try and convince Sean to play with us ... and we'll probably end up winning that argument by default. Just give it a couple of years.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12pm CDT

Episode 94 - July 23rd, 2008

Too Human, Some E3 Thoughts, An Interview With Dr. Horrible's Felicia Day, Batman, Your Emails and more!

This week, we reminisce about the wonder that was Dr. Horrible with geek-heartthrob Felicia Day. She does a little dance with Rabbit about why humor is so freaking hard, and what she's really looking for in a ... game.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:42am CDT

Episode 93 - July 16th, 2008

Alone in The Dark, iPhone Games Galore, Civilization Revolution, Flagship Troubles, The Ultimate Email Show and more!

This week I completely forget to mention that our Games You Can Play Now sponsor was submitted by Higgledy. Sorry dude. For those of you who wanted a longer cast. we've got you covered thanks to a metric ton of great emails!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35am CDT

Episode 92 - July 9th, 2008

A New Audio Sponsor From Mick Mize, Playing D&D 4.0 Online, The Cross-Pollination of RPG Gaming, Diablo III, Your Emails and more!

This week Michael Zenke joins us as we educate our listeners in the finer points of pen and paper roleplaying games, the crossover with video gaming and what kind of D&D 4.0 games we'd like to see. We also tackle some saucy new emails on Spore, Diablo III, tossing rabbit's salad and more.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:29am CDT

Episode 91 - July 2nd, 2008

Wii Fit Fat Bastards, Battlefield Bad Company, Ticket To Ride, EA's Scott Blackwood Tells Us All About Developing Skate For The Wii Balance Board, A New Audio Sponsor, PS3 mea Culpa... Kind Of, Your Emails and more!

Since the announcement of the Wii Balance Board, we've been sure some kind of skateboarding game would follow soon after. Lucky for us, it's the team behind EA's detailed, realistic Skate franchise taking the first shot at it. Julian Grills Scott on developing for the board, how far along in development they are and how it all works. We also have a new audio sponsor from Mike Eberhardt and an audio email from the Lord of Leisure himself!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:22am CDT

Episode 90 - June 25th, 2008

Ninja Gaiden II, Dragonball Z Burst Limit, Umbrella Chronicles, The Big Rest-of-2008 Preview, A New Audio Sponsor, Your Emails and more!

This week we all join hands and raise them together in a beautiful dance of hope and uncomfortable heterosexuality. We talk about all the games we're looking forward to for the rest of the year and give a brief rundown of upcoming conventions. We also have a new audio sponsor and an audio email from Benoit Casey! Say, he did the music too ... That guy gets around.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Episode 89 - June 18th, 2008

Metal Gear Solid 4, Video Game Buy In, An Interview With John Carmack, A Missive From The District 97, Your Emails and more!

We're very pleased this week to have an interview with John Carmack! He doesn't talk the kind of Rage you expect. That's right my friends, game patents and copyright issues! The rest of the time we talk about Metal Gear Solid 4, buying into games and your sweet, tender emails.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:01pm CDT

Episode 88 - June 11th, 2008

D&D 4.0, Bourne Identity, Civ IV Console Style, Video Games Live Post Show, The Cinemafication of Gaming, Your Emails and more!

The week we talk about all the reasons, the Bourne Identity game sucks. Shocker! We also talk about gaming cutscenes, seizing control from the player and why slow walking is okay if you really need to chat.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Episode 87 - June 4th, 2008

Age of Conan, Everyone Is So Angry At Us, Interview With Tommy Tallarico on Video Games Live And Game Music, Your Emails and more!

This week we have a special interview with Tommy Tallarico, a man you may recognize from his many years on TV co-hosting Electric Playground, plus appearances on G4. He's currently touring the world, exposing the masses to video game music through orchestras, light shows and hot guitar riffs.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Episode 86 - May 28th, 2008

Age of Conan Deep Thoughts, Penny Arcade's New Game, The Bad Boys of Gaming, Demographics, Multiple Endings, Your Emails and more!

This week we realize just how drunk we'd get playing the rabbit drinking game. From turtles to terrorists, we also talk about gaming bad guys through the ages and some of our favorites. Big thanks to Benoit Casey for the new tune! This podcast only has one ending, but Shawn wishes there were a few more.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Episode 85 - May 21st, 2008

Age of Conan Launch & Impressions, Lost Winds, Hype Hype Hype! Your Emails and more!

This week a very tired Shawn Andrich (stupid Age of Conan) slacks off on the show notes so he can go to bed. On the podcast we discuss hype, Age of Conan, why Michael Zenke is awesome and your sumptuous emails.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:17pm CDT

Episode 84 - May 14th, 2008

Boom Blox, Bourne Craptacular, Haze, Echo Chrome, Spore, Former Civ IV Lead And Current Designer on Spore Special Guest Soren Johnson, The State of Strategy, Working With Will Wright and Sid Meier, Your Emails and more!

This week Soren Johnson joins us to talk about the state of the strategy genre, working with gaming legends and what we should be looking out for in the future. Julian reveals his mail gaming roots and Shawn finds a way to compare Boom Blox and Sins of a Solar Empire. Check out the comments section for an easy link to Rat Boy's epic GTA IV audio email!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:19am CDT

Episode 83 - May 7th, 2008

Age of Conan, Mario Kart, Grand Theft Auto IV, Rob Off The Rails, Your Emails and more!

Michael Zenke joins us for our in-depth impressions of Grand Theft Auto IV. Does Sean still hate it? Will the vein on Rob's forehead burst? Can Michael inject some sanity into the conversation?!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51am CDT

Episode 82 - April 30th, 2008

Okami Wii, Metal Gear Solid Online, Mario Kart Wii, Lost Cities, Fitting In Games, Stories, Your Emails and more!

The gang is all here as we discuss our gaming lifestyles and some of the latest games to hit the scene. We also revive the Thread of the Week, tackle your emails and listen to Rob's impotent rage.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Episode 81 - April 23rd, 2008

GWJ Vs. Control Point, Ken Levine on In-Game Ads, Matt Wilson on The Agency, Our RISK: Black OPS Contest Winner! and a little more!

We're Taking a bit of a breather this week but you wouldn't know it listening to the show. Ken Levine on in-game ads, Matt Wilson on the upcoming MMO The Agency, a new audio bit from Rob and our big Risk: Black Ops contest winner!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:29am CDT

Episode 80 - April 16th, 2008

Mythos the Mythosining, Mr. Jeff Green From ... *sigh* The 1UP.com PC Hub, Our RISK: Black OPS Contest, Your Emails and more!

After a long, arduous trek through the jungle we unearthed an ancient relic from the temple of glossy paper. Mr. Jeff Green joins us and he's so awesome, we lost an entire chunk of the show. Sorry about that ... but still awesome!

Thanks to GWJ contributer Michael Zenke you win a limited edition Risk: Black Ops (the upcoming Hasbro board game) in our glorious new contest! All you have to do is send in a funny picture that involves a board game of some kind to contest@gamerswithjobs.com! What could be easier!? Deadline is April 19th!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:13pm CDT

Episode 79 - April 9th, 2008

Dark Sector, Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, Mythos Revitalized, Rock Band Malfunctions, Michael Zenke, From Massively.com, A Chance To Win A limited Edition Risk: Black Ops, Your Glorious Emails and More!

We called and you answered! We got so many emails this week we're dedicating the whole show to them. Not only do we have a new GWJ contributer Michael Zenke joining us, he was kind enough to offer a limited edition of Risk: Black Ops (the upcoming Hasbro board game) for a glorious new contest! All you have to do is send in a funny picture that involves a board game of some kind to contest@gamerswithjobs.com! What could be easier!?

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Episode 78 - April 2nd, 2008

Viking: Battle For Asgard, Dark Sector, A Token British Guy, Chris Ainsworth From Petroglyph, Universe At War 360, Cross Platform Futures, Games For Windows Live, Your Emails and more!

This week we're joined by two very special guests. First up we have the Lord of Leisure, Mr. Paul Hughes, joining us from across the pond. Petroglyph's Chris Ainsworth also jumps in and discusses cross-platform play, the new Universe at War Xbox 360 release and Games For Windows Live among many other things.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:17pm CDT

Episode 77 - March 26th, 2008

Rainbow Six Vegas 2, The Graveyard, Taking Games For Serious Reals, A New Audio Sponsor, Your Emails and more!

This week we dig deep into what happens when we dig deep into our gaming and our groups. Elysium expresses his love for living under Shawn's iron rule, DooMunky sponsors Games You Can Play Now and Rob ... says stuff. I think. So does Julian.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:28am CDT

Episode 76 - March 19th, 2008

Hot Army of Two Blind Dates, NHL 08, Super Smash Bros Wii, Professor Layton, The GWJ Wild Online Kingdom, Blair Fraser From Ironclad Games Talks Sins of a Solar Empire, Future Patches & Expansions And Making It In The PC Industry, Your Emails and more!

This week Blair Fraser joins us to talk all about Sins of a Solar Empire, the PC RTS that is taking the community by storm. We talk about the latest patch and what we can expect from future downloads. Oh, what's that you say? Exclusive news about a new expansion? Go oooooon. *steeples fingers* We also have a great new feature from momgammer!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03pm CDT

Episode 75 - March 12th, 2008

God of War PSP, Spanking Team Fremont, Two Charming Gentlemen From Turbine Join the Show and Discuss the Future of MMORPGs!, Your Emails and more!

This week Cardell Kerr and David Lennon from Turbine join us to talk about new Lord of the Rings Online features and the future of MMORPGs! We also have a special segment from The Lord of Leisure (samfisher) and plenty of emails to go around! Special thanks to Daniel Lawrence Walker and Eiko Ishiwata for the new music in the last couple weeks!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:08am CDT

Episode 74 - March 5th, 2008

Patapon, Hellgate Uninstalled, LOTRO, TFL Crushes Us, Ironlore Gone, Competition Complex, Your Emails and more!


This week we eat some crow served up by the Team Fremont community. We also get into the thrill (avoidance) of competition, Ironlore closing their doors and a ton more. We're winging it!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:22am CDT

Episode 73 - February 27th, 2008

More Sins, Iron Dukes, Special Guest Michael "Zonk" Zenke From GDC! Developers Go Hog Wild, Emails and more!

This week Michael Zenke fills us in on his GDC experience. We talk about all the latest from the convention and get the inside scoop on why MMO developers seem to be on the verge of an all out cage match. We also have an awesome audio email!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:33am CDT

Episode 72 - February 20th, 2008

Lost Odyssey, Sins of a Solar Empire, Devil May Cry 4 Finished, Emails, Emails, Emails and more!

It's all hands on deck this week as we do a show dedicated to your awesome emails! Every topic under the sun is discussed because you guys are just so damn smart. We also have some fresh tunes from the wonderful Ian "Podunk" Dorsch!

The live show plans fell through thanks to Skype server problems. We'll try again during a weeknight at some point soon!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:07am CDT

Episode 71 - February 13th, 2008

Sins of a Solar Empire, Devil May Cry 4, Poker Smash, Panzer Tactics, EA Admits They're ... Wrong? The John Denver Of The Gaming Industry, Your Emails and more!

This week Shawn, Elysium and Julian ponder the gaming industry and whether or not the creators will ever stand up for their games in the media. We also talk a little about EA's John Riccitello and his tasty serving of humble pie.

This Saturday we're going to try doing a live recording through Ustream at 7PM CST. If you want a taste of a live recording, or a total train wreck, be sure to keep an eye on the front page this Friday for more info!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Episode 70 - February 6th, 2008

Rez HD, Call of Duty Future, WoW Relapse, Wii 3rd Party, Steamworks, EA Gets a Bad Rap, Interfaces, Your Emails and more!

We have a topic buffet this week so everyone brought something to the table. The end result? Sleepiness and gas, mostly. Stay tuned for a date and time for the upcoming LIVE Conference Call with your opportunity to call in and join the show! More Details in the next show.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Episode 69 - January 30th, 2008

Devil May Cry 4, Burnout Paradise, The Club, Pixeljunk Monsters, Welcome To The Sandbox, Your Emails and more!

This week we catch up on some of the new (finally!) games available and our thoughts on playing in sandbox worlds. Aimless wandering or glorious, emergent game play? Design genius or design crutch?

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Episode 68 - January 23rd, 2008

Audiosurf, Turok, Red Ocean, Pontifications on Portal, Game Of The Year Is Silly, Your Emails and more!

In a very special episode this week, Shawn is exposed for the douche bag that he is. He wait, that's me! Shawn is revealed to be an infinitely wise, compassionate and brave individual holding fast against the tides of popular opinion. And a jerk.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

Episode 67 - January 16th, 2008

Catching Up On Games, The Triumphant Return Of Ken Levine, The Spike TV Awards Incident, RPG Games, Valve Is Awesome, Six Axis Silliness, Multiplayer Value, Your (audio) Emails and more!

We are delighted to once again welcome 2K Boston's Ken Levine for the entire show! You remember Ken, right? The Bioshock guy? System Shock 2? Boston Beard Growing Champion 2004? We range far and wide over gaming industry issues, playing Rock Band in a robe, what happened at the Spike TV awards, your audio emails and more than I could possibly list here!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:37am CDT

Episode 66 - January 9th, 2008

Tons Of Games, Jenga Wii, The Witcher 18+ Edition, Special Guest Todd "Sephirotic" Robinson Tell Us About Game Industry Myths And Toasters, Calling Out The Cowards, Your Emails and more!

This week Spehirotic joins us to talk about learning your way into the gaming industry, dispels myths about game development, tells us some stories and shames us all with his radio voice. Rob also gets Rock Band so you're safe from any further tirades ... about Rock Band anyways.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:09am CDT

Episode 65 - January 2nd, 2008

Sexy New Hardware, Finishing Games, Windows Vista, Predictions and Wishes for 2008, Your Emails and more!

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor holiday exhaustion will prevent us from bringing you a new show to usher in 2008! We look ahead to some games slated for the year, make some predictions and take shots every time Rob complains about Rock Band. OK, I only wish we were doing the last one.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am CDT