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Entries from August 2008

Gaming Podcast Forums: LIVE!

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Looking for a place to leave podcast feedback and you don’t feel like firing off an e-mail? You can now login/register to gamingpodcast.net and post to our forums! We’ll be building forums for all styles of discussions if people start to use them, it’s an experiment, we’ll see how it goes. You can chat about [...]

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Tags: Editorial · Forums · Podcast

Trials of a World of Warcraft Player: Entry Two

August 31st, 2008 · No Comments

“Questing.” While Frodo Baggins had one major quest, destroy The Ring, I’ve found myself in a cesspool of incomplete quests, filling my quest book to the brim with worldwide travels. From coast to coast, island to island and across the open seas I’ve got missions to complete with no end in sight. It’s an addiction, [...]

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Tags: Editorial · Trials of a World of Warcraft Player · world of warcraft

Diablo 3 Content Creation Phase

August 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Now that Blizzard feels their engine is solid, it’s time to move on to creating content for the full game. Jay Wilson, Diablo 3‘s lead designer, says the game engine is in an advance stage of completion and much of the art team has moved onto Act 2. Don’t read into that, he said game [...]

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Tags: Blizzard · Diablo 3 · Industry News

PAX is Packed. Results of E3′s Dying?

August 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Some folks over at Kotaku ran into problems at the Penny Arcade Expo, it was packed with people and complications. Apparently the rooms are cramped with humans and bad acoustics, leaving some wondering what was going on at the Harmonix demonstration. Others sat in long lines, way ahead of time, to see games like Fallout [...]

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Tags: Editorial

Activision Blizzard Trying To Scare Off Competition?

August 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

A few months ago, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said investing $500 million to a billion still wouldn’t be enough to compete with an MMORPG like World of Warcraft. The MMORPG space is a costly investment and you’d need to really burn a lot of money to start competing against the mega-giant, but Mythic VP [...]

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Tags: Editorial · MMO · Warhammer Online · world of warcraft

World of Warcraft: Guild Petition [ Fallen Souls ]

August 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you’re looking to get into a new guild of über casual gamers, gamingpodcast.net‘s new guild is looking for you! We’d love some of the gaming podcast fans to jump into our PvE (RP) realm at Scarlet Crusade! The guild is new and, although we’ve transferred some higher level characters to Scarlet Crusade, there is [...]

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Tags: Blizzard · world of warcraft

Will Wright is Right: E3 is Dead

August 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Imagine that, a well known game developer finally says what everyone has been thinking, “it’s the walking dead.” Will Wright, famous for TheSims, SimCity and upcoming Spore believes E3 is in a state now where we’ll never see the old E3 and we’ll never accept the slimmed down anorexic thing we’re getting now. End result [...]

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Tags: Editorial · Industry News

Trials of a World of Warcraft Player: Entry One

August 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments

“The One Ring” It’s been a year since my last addiction. I jumped into World of Warcraft a year after heavily playing Guild Wars (roughly 2005), I left WoW a year later due to boredom with leveling and grinding. There were so many other games I could get into that didn’t involve the time investment [...]

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Tags: Editorial · Trials of a World of Warcraft Player

TD Gaming Podcast 85: GTA IV Rant

August 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments

This weeks gaming podcast we cover a little history on Joust and a bit about Stieg Hedlund, a popular game designer, artist and writer. This weeks news coverage involves: Xbox 360 Controller Revamped D-Pad Square Enix to issue a patch for Final Fantasy XI Valve releases updates for Team Fortress 2 to Xbox Live This [...]

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Tags: Episode · Podcast · Show Notes

Sony Home Arrives This Year

August 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

From the horses mouth, Home producer Martijn Van der Meulen “100% guarantees” PlayStation gamers will have the infamous Sony Home before the end of this year. He didn’t, however, mention what defines Sony Home as a finished product. Perhaps just the shell of a social gaming network frame or a fully fleshed out product. Most [...]

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Tags: playstation 3 · Sony