Archive for February, 2010
Saturday, February 27th, 2010
Hey Got Gamers!
Thank you again for all of your emails to email@example.com, blog posts on this site, Got Game Facebook comments, and tweets. We were not able to use every one of them on our last show, we simply did not have enough time, but we did read everything that you guys sent us.
However, if you’re reading this with no idea what I am talking about, then I highly suggest you check out the audio file blow. That audio file, which is also the Got Game show podcast for February 27th 2010, will bring you up to speed on the great Calhoun/Cooper debate of 2010.
But that is not all we talked about this week!
Since our previous show aired, Nintendo has had their Nintendo Summit. Like Microsoft’s X09, this is Nintendo’s chance to show off their upcoming goods: like Super Mario Galaxy 2, or Metroid: Other M.
Another thing from the Summit is more news on the DSi XL. We’ve spoke about this handheld before, but if you don’t remember it than here is a picture of it being compared with the DSi. The DS that you can currently buy in stores.
Now we debated the pros and cons of this device on the show when we first heard about it, and there’s not much more to say on that subject. It really has become put up or shut up time for this thing, and it may be put up time if the XL can just start off by doing something fancy… like this.
Thanks to friend of the show, Jeff McAllister, for pointing us in the direction of that video.
Also, you may remember that a few weeks back we had AL MVP and MLB10: The Show’s cover athlete, Joe Mauer, on Got game. If you don’t, then here is that interview again.
Well, during that show we spoke about another interview that we were banking for later. This week we cashed that tape out of the bank; and brought it onto Got Game so that you can here Eddie Cramm, Senior Designer for MLB 10 The Show, describe his game for us.
Plus as always we have our weekly reviews! This week Zack will be reviewing Heavy Rain, while I tackle SOCOM Navy Seals: Fireteam Bravo 3. But as always that is only the tip of the audio iceberg on this week’s Got Game!
Monday, February 22nd, 2010
Hey Got Gamers!
As you probably have already heard on the Got Game Facebook page, or via our twitter account. This week’s show started off with Cooper and I having a heated debate about the scores of recent games we reviewed. If you haven’t heard about that, then I suggest you check out the podcasted version of last week’s show, in the audio file below, as soon as possible (or you can find us on iTunes by searching Got Game).
The majority of the coversation was pretty easy to follow. However, some may not have seen the “Patrick Chewing” commercial that Ken referenced. Luckily, we were able to track it down on Youtube.
Kyle Moffatt of Sony Computer Entertainment Canada also joined us to talk about Sony’s upcoming exclusive: Heavy Rain.
And don’t forget to tune in next week as we’ll finish this heated debate with input from Ken, Momin, and you the listener. Don’t forget to get into this debate by sending us a message via twitter, facebook, or via our email: Gotgame@fan590.com.
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
Hey Got Gamers,
Somehow we ended up with an Xbox-centric show this week. Which doesn’t happen to us that often. The cool thing about having 4 different guys, with 4 different backgrounds, and 4 different tastes; is that the show is always… well… different. Luckily though, the podcast’s location is never different. As always you can find this week’s different episode in the audio file below this sentence.
However, the true reason for this week’s Xbox heavy show is industry activity. Every week there is always something going on with the consoles. However, this week seemed to belong to the Xbox360 alone, or at least it was the biggest and brightest star in this week’s gaming sky.
For example, Microsoft released a straight to DVD/Blueray movie about their biggest franchise. Our resident HALO Fanboy, Bryan, went to talk to Chris Lewchuck, Jeff Rivet (shown in the photo blow), and Byron Gaum about HALO Legends.
If you’ve never heard about HALO Legends before, don’t worry. We’re going to go over it in detail during our show. However, just to give you a quick taste, here is a trailer for HALO Legends.
This was also the week of X10. X10, is a yearly Xbox-centric event that Microsoft puts on to showcase some of there upcoming games. We covered X09 last year, but we were unable to go to X10 ourselves. However, we were able to convince, fellow Torontoian and a writer for the Sun Media Chain, Steve Tilley to come on Got Game and talk about everything he saw. However, I think what he didn’t see will surprise you more, but you’ll have to listen to find out what that is.
Plus, Zack reviews the latest installment from one of his favorite franchises: Bioshock.
Also, Momin and Ken can “Go to Hell“™… actually, I wrote that wrong. Sorry, I meant to say that Momin and Ken went to Hell and brought back a review for Dante’s Inferno.
And while we’re talking about Dante’s Inferno, don’t forget to check out the contest section of our site. The FAN590 is giving away a copy of Dante’s Inferno. You can check out the details of this contest here!
Zack here. Sometimes when it comes to reviewing games, the simple time-crunch of trying to cram all of our thoughts into a mere 3 minutes and change can lead to some oversights.
Sadly, as soon as I got home, I realized that I forgot to incorporate one of my favourite parts about Bioshock 2.
As you know, you control a Big Daddy in this trip through Rapture. And since you’re a Big Daddy, you’ve got a pretty big relationship with Little Sisters. One of the most enjoyable, strategic, elements of this game is when that relationship is at it’s thickest.
Whenever you find a corpse appropriate for Adam-extraction, you’ll have to survey your surroundings and lay down the appropriate defenses to hold off the hordes of splicers.
You’ll have to be on the defensive for however long it takes your Little Sister to get as much juice as she needs…
It’s the same principle every time, but with many variables… and you can have a blast (figuratively and literally) working out various combinations of weapons and plasmids to best get the job done.
I also foolishly forgot to mention what can be some epic duels with the Big Sisters (new in Bioshock 2). Although as you progress through the game, said fights get a little easier.
So there’s that.
My score of the game does not change. Bioshock 2 is an outstanding experience.
Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
Monday, February 8th, 2010
Hey Got Gamers!
I’ll normally start off these show blogs with some witty (or half witted) comment about a topic we discussed this week. However, why waste words with repartee, when we could just tell you about this awesome bonus interview? Last Wednesday, our flagship show Prime Time Sports, talked with ESPN’s Mark Fairaru-Wada about Sam Keller suing EA and the NCAA.
Now it is true that the Got Game crew has covered this story a few times before; but since the last time we discussed it, the story has changed a bit. Therefore, to bring you up to speed, here is Prime Time Sports’ Bob McCown (with Stephen Brunt) discussing the latest EA/NCAA lawsuit news with Mark Fairaru-Wada.
However, that is not the only gaming news this week. We highly suggest that you click on the audio file below this sentence for the latest news filled episode of Got Game!
On this week’s show we’ll continue the sports gaming theme a little with our guest, MLB10: The Show’s cover athlete: Joe Mauer.
On top of that:
- We’ll tell you how’s your PSP could help you out at sporting events
- We debate one countries ruling on virtual currency being as good as real money, and the effect that ruling could have on gaming culture
- Plus we give you our opinions on The White Knight Chronicles and Hustle Kings with our reviews
That and much more on this edition of Got Game!
And while we’re speaking about that “more” part, I have something extra for all you gaming parents out there. Simply put, children love to copy the behavior of adults; so when kids see you gaming, they want to play too. However, many games are really unsafe or are too complicated for toddlers. So what do you do in that situation? I am not a parent; so I have no right to tell you. However, maybe I can point you in the direction of two guys who made this website. They may have something for you, so check out this interview that I did with them for more details.
Friday, February 5th, 2010
Many gamers have gotten to the point were they’re starting to have children of there own. Those small children see their parents playing video games, and so they want to play videogames too. I am sure this is an idea that many gaming parents would encourage, but any responsible gamer knows that we play in a gaming world that is, for the most part, extremely inappropriate for small children. So how do you find a suitable solution for baby gamers? Well, every once and a while we like to do a blog post about a group, site, or console; and hope that our work will help some parents answer that question. This time we talked to Jim Robinson and Kurt Dommermuth of a toddler friendly website called Kneebouncers, and they could have the right solution for those extremely young gamers in your household.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
Hey Got Gamers!
Every once and a while a game will be released that transcends time. A game that pushes the boundaries. A game that for a brief instance, turns into Glee, and has one of the characters do parody of a Gilbert and Sullivan song.
What can one really say about such a game? Well actually, it turns out that we can say a lot about it, and as always you can find everything we said (in podcast form) in the audio file below this sentence.
On top of that we also:
- talk to an industry insider about how useful the iPad will be as a gaming platform
- reviewed both MAG and Mass Effect 2
- answered some reader mail
- flamed the fires of the console wars
All that and more are in this week’s episode of Got Game, but if you’re looking for more info on the iPad (in a none gaming sense) you can always check out the Apple website here. They are still hosting the presentation they made last week to announce the iPad.
And while I am tossing links out, I probably should link to this more often; don’t forget to check out the Got Game facebook group for more Got Game information.
Or if you’re into twitter, check us out by searching for GotGame590.
Monday, February 1st, 2010
Hey Got Gamers,
This is around the time that I’ll normally post the podcasted version of our weekly video game show to our site, and to iTunes. However, we are currently experiencing some minor technical issues that are keeping us from getting the show up on the internet.
We are currently working on the problem, and hope to have it fixed by sometime tonight. What ever the case though, we will get the show out to you as soon as we can.
Zack, Ken, Momin, and I would like to thank you for your patience as we try to fix this, and also for listening to the show each week. We greatly appreciate both.