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Gaming 8 - Steamworks, Consolification and Scooters

Posted on 30th Nov 2009 at 10:33 by Podcast with 11 comments

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This week's gaming podcast features a small ensemble - just Joe, Mark and Richard - but it's still as exciting as ever. That might not be saying much, but at we get through a load of interesting topics this time.

As well as talking about the big topics of the moment, such as the Steamworks boycott and whether games have a place in education, we've also got the usual competitions. Listen here to find out if you won the Guess The Screenshot compo and won yourself a Good Old Game of your choice!

On top of that we've also got a big chunk o' discussion on the subject of consolification, with Joe suggesting that it might not always be a bad thing, while Rich and Mark are more bothered about which controller is better - PS3 or Xbox 360.

As always we've got the reader mail segment too, so if you have any thoughts on the podcast then send them through to PODCAST@CUSTOMPC.CO.UK for your chance to win prizes. Maybe.

Our thanks go to Shure for the microphones, and to Brad Sucks. See below to see how to catch the pod, and please let us know what you think in the comments thread below or at the email address above.

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Ph4ZeD 30th November 2009, 11:57 Quote
No hardware podcast yet? :(
Sifter3000 30th November 2009, 13:49 Quote
The problem is lots of people taking holiday before the Christmas rush!
GFC 30th November 2009, 14:42 Quote
Yea.. about that podcast.. hmm. Would you guys change your minds if I said I WAS from nVidia?
smc8788 30th November 2009, 19:30 Quote
Holy interference, Batman!

Can I make a request please? Turn your damn mobiles off when you do the next podacst! :p
l3v1ck 1st December 2009, 01:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by smc8788
Holy interference, Batman!
+1
I was waiting for a phone to beep but it never happened. I take it the phones we're on silent.
There's a question you can answer in the next podcast. What is interference and how do you stop it? (Shielded mic cables?....... seriously, I don't know.)
Elton 1st December 2009, 05:26 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by l3v1ck
+1
I was waiting for a phone to beep but it never happened. I take it the phones we're on silent.
There's a question you can answer in the next podcast. What is interference and how do you stop it? (Shielded mic cables?....... seriously, I don't know.)

LEad boxes for your phones.
gavomatic57 1st December 2009, 09:28 Quote
"What PC only titles are coming out"

Can't believe you forgot Call of Pripyat....
Hugo 1st December 2009, 15:33 Quote
$550 million MW2 sales.
Minus $250 million (reported) cost of making the game = $300 million profit.
15 per cent of that = $45 million profit on PC sales.
Five to 10 per cent of that = $2.25 to $4.5 million profit for Valve.

That assumes, of course, that Steam is 100 per cent of all PC sales. It’s probably more like 80 per cent, so call it: $1.8 million to $3.6 million profit for Valve.
logan'srun 2nd December 2009, 15:22 Quote
another great podcast, but I am disappointed that you can speak about MW2 for almost 1,5 podcasts, but L4D2 doesn't even get a mention?

Shame since it got the BT recommendation too, but I would love to hear some more personal thoughts about it - and maybe enough with Monkey Island?
bobwya 3rd December 2009, 13:39 Quote
The breakthrough from your mobile phone(s) is really amateur. Just leave them across the room if they **have** to be on.
Blademrk 12th January 2010, 22:33 Quote
Only a month before I got around to listening to it. Great as usual guys ;)
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