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Gaming Podcast 13 - Harry Singing

Posted on 21st May 2010 at 15:38 by Podcast with 21 comments

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The new Gaming Podcast is finally here and it has much to recommend it - educated discussion, witty banter, Joe's relaxed charm and natural charisma. Also, Harry singing sponsorship messages in the highest voice he can manage.

Consider that an official warning.

Up for discussion in this episode of the Gaming Podcast are some of the most interesting bits of news from the past week or two in the games industry. We talk about the launch of Green Man Gaming, the fact that Steam is now available on the Mac and also why Joe doesn't like DotA games very much.

On top of that we've got the usual Guess the Screenshot competition, with this week's prize of a Steel Series gaming headset up for grabs.

As always, we want to hear your thoughts and opinions on the podcast, so send things in to the usual podcast address or simply drop your thoughts in the forums.

Use the links below to listen in and good luck on surviving the anguish which is Harry's interpretation of a melody...

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I’m So Sick Of World War II

Posted on 21st Sep 2009 at 11:46 by Joe Martin with 54 comments

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I don’t mean any disrespect by this by the way, but as far as computer and videogames go I have to say, I’m so bloody tired of World War II games!

Don’t get me wrong, they can be great. I thought Call of Duty 2 was a fantastic game, for example and that bit where you’re crawling through that pipe above the heads of Nazi soldiers is cemented into my head as a favourite. But that was five years ago and it feels like we’ve had nothing but re-runs since then. Not just in the FPS genre either, but with RTS’ too.

And they all have similarly bland names as well; Call of Duty, Men of Valour, Company of Heroes, Brothers in Arms, Order of War, Medal of Honour and the blandest of all, Men of War. It really is like the publishers have two wheels of words that they spin, connecting the result with ‘of’.

The frustrating thing is that, judged on their own merits, the games are often quite good. It’s just the quantity of them that I object to, along with the fact that they all re-use the same bland moments of cinema. I’ve stormed Omaha and sought cover in Normandy hedgerows so many times that I can’t visit France for fear that I’d shoot nearby German tourists on sheer reflex. It’s that old disconnect between the enjoyable mechanics of the game and the repetitive visuals. I’m not tired of shooting people, I’m just tired of doing it then and there.

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Episode 21 - The GeForce that shall not be named and PC piracy nonsense

Posted on 3rd Oct 2008 at 16:56 by Podcast

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It’s Friday and Episode 21 of the Custom PC podcast is here. The team discuss Nvidia’s new 216 stream processor GTX 260, and why it doesn’t have a new name, along with idiotic PC game piracy comments from Epic. The games chart is full of new arrivals, so we get to grips with Crysis Warhead, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, Spore and Warhammer Online. James also offers some useful tips on aeroplane design.

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Assassin's Creed: Unity Review

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