Stephen Haberman joins John, Tyler and Andrew this week and kicks things off by talking a bit about Bastion which is now code complete. Andrew chimes in on Gatling Gears, which now has a date and price, while he’s a big fan of the game he’s not too keen on that price tag. What looked to be a Hydrophobia sequel was discovered (we now know it’s another revamp) and the guys discuss whether they think the original deserves one.
Fancy Pants Adventures and Section 8: Prejudice came out last week and the guys have been playing both, they share their fairly positive thoughts on both. Tangents into discussions of other games and even a little about reviewing games are also interspersed. Don’t forget to join us for our playdate on the 29th, details are here.
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Among the news stories is a Burnout game headed towards XBLA that has most of the guys excited. They also discuss the abrupt delisting of the very popular Marble Blast Ultra. Needless to say, this news was fairly shocking to all XBLA enthusiasts and the guys share their thoughts on the sad news. News of Backbreaker Vengeance heading towards XBLA spins into a heated discussion about how important player licensing is in sports games. And a quick look at March sales figures rounds out the news section.
The past few weeks have seen a few new games that the guys finally got around to talking about. Mixed opinions are given to Yar’s Revenge while Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes seems to have looked over one minor detail that is a deal breaker for John. They also discuss the failure that is Red Faction: Battlegrounds and obviously the upcoming Section 8: Prejudice comes up as Steve has been reviewing the game.
We also discuss the news that our very own Stephen Haberman has been selected as one of three lucky gamers to be sent to cover E3 for the Kmart Gamer promotion. Congratulations to Stephen and the other two lucky gamers. More details can be found here.
This week John, Tyler and Andrew are joined by very special guest Mark Yetter from TimeGate Studios to talk about Section 8 Prejudice. A downloadable follow-up to the original Section 8, which was a full priced retail release.
The guys pump Mark for as much info as they can, from how the game went from retail to download to many aspects of gameplay. At almost an hour it’s a fairly extensive interview so get listening!
Apologies for this spotty audio, the perils of having to record a podcast via Skype. Thankfully the issues are very few and pretty minimal so hopefully it doesn’t hurt your listening experience too much.
Last week saw three releases, not all of them great. Strania and Rush ‘N Attack are try it games at best but everyone is quite taken by Islands of Wakfu. It’s something a little different from the norm on XBLA.
The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile is out this week (review’s up here) and Todd has played a lot of it. Needless to say he’s pretty in love with the game and sings its praises for awhile, even grunts some praise too.
I recently had a chance to sit down to do a short interview with Brian Provinciano of Vblank Entertainment. What I had intended to be a short interview that wouldn’t take up too much of his time turned out to be a great 30 minute conversation about his roots in the gaming industry, Retro City Rampage, and its predecessor, Grand Theftendo. Below you’ll find just a few of the highlights from our conversation. Special thanks to Brian for giving us such an in-depth interview. We’ve posted the audio below. Give it a listen and see some of the highlights after the jump.[podcast]https://xblafans.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/XBLAFancastRetroCityRampageInterview.mp3[/podcast]
Apologies for the delay this week, numerous technical issues meant we lost our original episode and had to record again. We made up for it though with another 4 man show which runs for almost an hour!
As usual we discuss some of the past weeks more notable news stories, which this week includes Resident Evil 4 coming to XBLA, the awesome trailer for No time to Explain, Islands of Wakfu and some of the sales figures for the first House Party games.
Then Andrew talks a lot about Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, as he said in his review the game isn’t great and is plagued with technical problems. John has been playing a lot of Swarm too which thankfully seems to be much better.
We close out the show by talking about Brawler Week which we just kicked off yesterday. We’re going to have a ton of content for you guys so check out the hub everyday to see what’s new. We’ll even something special in podcast form very soon too.
As previously mentioned we’ve had to switch podcast hosts, sadly this means if you have subscribed before you will have to do so again. The new RSS feed is below and we hope to have the new iTunes link by next week, sorry for the inconvenience but it really couldn’t be helped.
Another four man show this week, for no reason other than we felt like it! Myself and John Carson join Andrew and John Laster to discuss the upcoming XBLA releases and some of the cooler looking games on the horizon.
None of us bought Torchlight but that doesn’t stop us talking about it some, check out our review if you want some more informed information on the game. John Laster reviewed Full House Poker and Andrew tried it out, so they talk about that for a while. Then I talk for way too long about Battle: LA (review forthcoming) and Andrew chimes in with his thoughts too. Spoiler alert: we weren’t overly impressed.
Before we say goodbye John Carson talks about his experience watching the Game Informer guys break a world record and Andrew asks us what we think about how aesthetic changes are spread throughout games.
As mentioned before we’ve changed hosts for the podcasts, as a result the iTunes feed isn’t updating properly at the moment. We’re trying to get this fixed but in the meantime you can download the MP3 below or add the new RSS feed straight into iTunes or your favourite reader software.
A tad late, a lot longer and a bit rougher. That’s how one would describe this weeks podcast, John, Tyler and Andrew are joined by new writer Stephen to talk about all things PAX East. Both Andrew and Stephen attended so they share their thoughts and experiences from the show, while a jealous John and Tyler quiz them.
Apologies for the spotty editing and audio this week folks, various events and technical difficulties conspired to make this show as big a hassle as possible. Still we persevere and bring you a new episode.
We’re also changing hosts for the podcast, these changes might not be reflected on iTunes right away. We’re still working out the technical details but in the meantime you can listen below or download the MP3.
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Alot of news came out of GDC this week so it’s a slightly longer show as the guys try to hit some of the bigger stories and announcements. Double Fine revealed their next XBLA game and the guys are pretty excited by the prospect, 5th Cell finally showed off Hybrid and it has peaked some interest and the guys talk about some other trailers and sneak peeks that came out of GDC.
Beyond Good & Evil was the XBLA release last week, all three of our hosts tried it and have varying things to say about their time with the game.
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