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Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Advanced Micro Devices, or AMD for short, is a multinational semiconductor company that develops CPU, RAM, motherboard chipsets, graphics processors and related technologies for businesses and consumers.
For the past two years the company has hosted AMD ExtravaLANza. Think of it as part celebration (with the LAN party), and part idea exchange (with global hardware/software companies showing off new technologies).
As these images will demonstrate, the whole thing also happens in the lobby of the AMD campus in Markham.
To the PC Master-Race that puts up with us and our console focused show, I would say that we really are trying. Unfortunately, the last gaming rig I built was in 2005, and so I was a little out of my element. Luckily, I ran into Peter Ross from AMD while I was there, and he showed me some of the ropes.
In the audio file below this paragraph you’ll find the discussion we had, and it has something for everyone. At one point Peter started talking in numbers and product titles that left my head spinning, but since I had a PC expect we also talked about the future of PC gaming in extremely general terms.
Download Here is my discussion with Peter Ross of AMD.
Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Hey Got Gamers,
Before we get started, as promised we’ve posted our Xbox Canada interview from E3 2014 in this blog, and we’re putting at the bottom to avoid confusion between it and our weekly post-broadcast podcast. Also, we’ve already played our Nintendo Canada at E3 interview and you can find it in our Day 1 podcast from E3 2014.
We will be playing our PlayStation Canada interview from E3 during this week’s edition of Got Game, and as luck would have it you can find that episode in the audio file below this sentence.
This week on Got Game we discuss:
A) All the games that Canadian developers brought to E3
B) How Robert Morris University will be giving away League of Legends scholarships…. Go Eagles!
C) The upcoming NHL15 with Sean Ramjagsingh
D) What Canadians can expect from PlayStation Canada this year with Matt Levitan
Download Finally and as promised, here is that interview with Jeff Rivat about what Xbox Canada had at E3.
Monday, June 16th, 2014
Hello Got Gamers,
We’re back from LA, but there has been so many hours of Got Game recorded this week that a normal show blog makes little sense; therefore, here is our special E3 wrap up blog. On this page you’ll be able to listen to every hour of Got Game that we recorded in Los Angeles. That also includes the June 16th 2014 edition of Got Game that aired on the radio this weekend.
Enjoy and don’t forget to check out the Sportsnet website next week. We taped a number of video interviews this week as well and we’ll be posting them all this week. Until then here is our:
Download Day Zero Podcast
Download Day One Podcast
Download Day Two Podcast
Download Day Three Podcast
Download The June 16th edition of Got Game
Saturday, June 7th, 2014
The Legion of Boom has earned another accolade, as Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman has won the Madden NFL 15 Cover Vote. Sherman faced off against Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in the finals and was revealed as the winner of the fan-voted cover in a special segment on SportsCenter. The announcement was made on the heels of the release of the first official Madden NFL 15 gameplay video, which features reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Luke Kuechly.
Sherman proved to be just as dominant off the field as he is on it, shutting down his opposition throughout the tournament. After dispatching Chicago Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery in the opening round, he also thwarted New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham and division rival Colin Kaepernick en route to the title. The fans have been especially active in this year’s Cover Vote competition, casting approximately 10 million votes over the course of the contest, and averaging nearly 650,000 votes per matchup.
“Richard Sherman is a fantastic cover athlete selection by the fans,” said Anthony Stevenson, Vice President of Global Marketing for EA SPORTS. “Defense is a big focus for Madden NFL 15, and Sherman is one of the brightest defensive stars in the NFL. He shares the same energy and passion for the game as our ‘legion’ of Madden fans.”
Madden NFL 15 allows players to transform into their rival’s worst nightmare with a new breed of defense, built to challenge the best offenses in the NFL. A new arsenal of pass rush moves, an intuitive tackling system, improved coverage logic, and immersive new camera angles make defense more exciting and fun than ever. Fans can call plays with confidence thanks to an all-new crowd-sourced recommendation engine built from millions of online games played by the Madden NFL community. Add in all-new broadcast-inspired presentation and it’s not just football, it’s Madden Season.
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
Hey Got Gamers,
This past weekend Nintendo Canada held a day of go-karting in Toronto’s west end to celebrate the launch of Mario Kart 8. It was SO very packed that I can understand if some of you did not come out. For those of you who did not make it, here are some images we took while we were at the event.
Luckily, you don’t have to go anywhere to enjoy each week’s episode of Got Game. As with every week, we’ve placed it in the audio file below this paragraph, but we’re just calling it the June 1st 2014 edition of Got Game.
This week on Got Game the crew discusses:
- A) The end of the NHL 15 cover vote
- B) The demo for EA SPORTS UFC
- C) News that you’ll be able to buy some of the E.T. Atari 2600 carts from the New Mexico dump dig
- D) How you can play the new Super Smash Brothers game in Canada during E3
WE ALSO TALK TO MATT RYAN, FROM NINTENDO CANADA, ABOUT WHAT WE CAN EXPECT FROM MARIO KART 8.
AND WE REVIEW ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED GAMES IN RECENT HISTORY: WATCH_DOGS.
For those of you who are interested in more Mario Kart discussion, we recently talked to a real kart racer. While we were at the previously mentioned Nintendo Canada go-karting event, we also had the chance to talk to a top-rated go-kart champion named Jeff Kingsley about Mario Kart 8 and actual go-kart racing.
Sunday, May 25th, 2014
Hey Got Gamers,
We’ve said it many times during this week’s show, but thank you again for 6 great years of broadcasting Got Game. Here is to 6 more great years. I also want to take a second to show you this image that we’ll be talking about during the show. It’s Calhoun photo-bombing an image of former Got Game host Zack Cooper and Splinter Cell voice actor (and the voice of Sam Fisher) Eric Johnson at the Watch_Dogs launch event in Toronto.
For the past 6 years, it has also been tradition for you to find the audio for each week’s edition of Got Game in a file below this paragraph. We’ve decided to not mess with that at all, so please find the audio for our 6th anniversary show below this very paragraph.
This Week on Got Game the crew discusses:
- A) 6 great years of making Got Game
- B) The fact that free-2-play FIFA World is in Beta
- C) Our rivalry with the Fantasy Show and how they’ve been on for 6 years also
PLUS WE TRACKED DOWN COLIN GRAHAM, THE ANIMATION DIRECTOR ON UBISOFT MONTREAL’S WATCH_DOGS, TO ASK HIM WHAT WE SHOULD EXPECT WITH ONE OF THE BIGGEST RELEASES OF THIS YEAR.
AND BEFORE WE GO, CHRISTINE TAKES ON THE THIRD REICH FOR HER REVIEW OF WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER.
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
This week Electronic Arts announced that EA SPORTS™ FIFA World, a new free-to-play game for the PC, is entering a Global Open Beta supporting nine languages.
Created by the award-winning development team at EA Canada, EA SPORTS FIFA World is designed to be easy to pick up and play for all fans. Featuring the EA SPORTS FIFA HD console gameplay, FIFA Ultimate Team, and a host of new features, the game delivers a fun and immersive football experience that is synonymous with the FIFA franchise.
“By bringing the FIFA franchise to the PC platform as a free-to-play game, we give millions of new fans their chance to experience the authentic FIFA experience, with award-winning gameplay and licensed leagues,” said Producer Alex Grimbley. “At the same time, existing FIFA fans now have a new way to enjoy the game they already love, with fresh daily content and the ability to play on almost any PC.”
With over 16,000 players and 600 clubs from over 30 officially licensed leagues, fans have access to their favorite footballers as they compete in both online and single player modes. Now EA SPORTS FIFA World is available in English, German, French, Russian, Spanish, Mexican Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Turkish.
“After four Closed Beta sessions and a limited Open Beta, where we saw over 1.5 million fans register to play, we’re very excited to now open the game to football fans from all over the world,” said Producer Alex Grimbley. “This is a great opportunity for fans to influence the development of our new game, and the feedback we’ve gotten so far has been absolutely instrumental in shaping our features and services.”
To complement Seasons, a game mode that allows fans to compete for promotion through 10 divisions, a number of new features have been added through the Limited Open Beta. Accomplishments is designed specifically for FIFA World to reward fans for completing dynamic tasks, based on scenarios from the real world football. In Tournaments, fans challenge AI-controlled clubs and National Teams to progress through a bracket on their way to lifting the cup and earning rewards. Match Invites give fans an opportunity to challenge their friends online for the ultimate bragging rights.
Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Hey Got Gamers,
I don’t mean to turn the Got Game blog into a picture based story book, but we spent a lot of time talking about recently announced games this week. As with most new game announcements, we only received a cover image and the press release that announced each game. Therefore, we want to start this week’s blog with those images. That way you can follow along from home.
Like every week, we really want to create a place where you can find everything we’ve discuss in one place. We call it the Got Game Show Blog, and it always includes the show that we recorded that week. This week, like every week, you can find the most recent edition of Got Game in the audio file below this paragraph.
This week on Got Game the crew discusses:
- A) The announcement that Microsoft will be releasing Halo 5 in 2015
- B) Ubisoft is making and will release Far Cry 4 later this fall
- C) Microsoft’s choice to remove the Kinect camera from the Xbox One SKUs to drop the price to $400
- D) A game starring North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and former NBA player Dennis Rodman
- E) Bryan running into former Got Game co-host Ken Rodney
Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Hey Got Gamers,
I really have nothing to start off this week’s Got Game show blog with. I normally try to be funny if I can’t be informative, but there is nothing to put here. Therefore, I will go with the greatest hits route. This past weekend I was archiving a bunch of old Got Game stuff and I came across this video of Calhoun playing NBA Baller Beats at E3.
And as always you can find this week’s edition of Got Game in the audio file below this sentence, but we’re just calling it the May 11th 2014 edition of Got Game.
THIS WEEK ON GOT GAME THE CREW DISCUSSES:
A) The new features we’ll see in NHL 15
B) The NHL 15 cover vote
C) The NFL 15 cover vote
D) Who will grace the cover of the next NBA 2K game
E) Nintendo’s response to not supporting same-sex marriage in Tomodachi Life
F) Bethesda delaying the console versions of Elder Scrolls Online
PLUS OUR GOOD FRIEND JUSTIN AMIRKHANI JOINS US TO DISCUSS THE UPCOMING RELEASE OF ALWAYS SOMETIMES MONSTER.