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Entries from June 2011

Star Wars Galaxies Shutdown Backlash

June 30th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Despite the announced shutdown of Star Wars: Galaxies and the approaching new Star Wars-based MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, loyal subscribers don’t want Galaxies to end. They’ve begun a petition to try to convince Sony to let the MMO live on as a free-to-play MMO. The petition asks Sony to convert the game to a ‘freemium’, microtransaction-based [...]

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Tags: Industry News · MMO · PC Gaming · Sony

Episode 220: Professional Butt Biting

June 29th, 2011 · 4 Comments

This week is a short podcast, since there’s no Gaming Flashback or Gaming History, but there was some important news in the past few days that caught our eyes. We’re also giving away a free copy of Duke Nukem Forever for the Xbox 360. The news items include: California videogame law ruled unconstitutional LulzSec ends its [...]

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Tags: piracy · Podcast · Show Notes

Rumor: EA Buying Popcap?

June 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

Tech Cruch is reporting that Electronic Arts is about to acquire casual games giant Popcap Games for a cool $1 billion, which would exceed EA’s market cap by over 13%. If true, this would be EA’s definitive entry into the casual games market, a field they broke into 7 years ago. Despite consuming a significant [...]

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Tags: electronic arts · Industry News · popcap · Rumors

Gaming Podcast 219: ColecoVision Rules

June 21st, 2011 · 2 Comments

Paul crows about Nintendo’s dominance over the ColecoVision and Dreamcast, while Jonah and Jordan reminisce about this week’s Gaming Flashback, Electronic Arts’ Barnstorming for the Atari 2600. The news also includes the following topics: Duke Nukem Forever review fiasco Harrison: Apple will be the games industry in 10 years Tretton: No need for PS4, PS3 [...]

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Tags: atari · electronic arts · Episode · playstation 3 · Podcast · Retro · Rumors · Show Notes · Sony

E3 2011 Preview Summaries

June 19th, 2011 · No Comments

You might notice that I’ve been pretty silent on E3 2011 previews, despite hustling around the entire time. That is because I’ve been writing almost all of them for Strategy Informer. So, those of you who are regulars at Gaming Podcast – and judging by hits, there are tons of you – here are excerpts [...]

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Tags: E3 · PC Gaming · playstation 3 · Preview · Xbox 360

Gaming Podcast Episode 218: Introducing Paul

June 15th, 2011 · 4 Comments

The listeners of Gaming Podcast finally get introduced to the third member of the Videogame Roundtable podcast team, Paul S. Nowak, who only desires hate mail and more time playing Dungeon Overlord on Facebook. This week, the Gaming Flashback looks back at the Gamecube title mentioned by Jordan Lund last week, Eternal Darkness, and the [...]

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Tags: Activision · Kinect · Microsoft · MMO · Podcast · Show Notes · Wii

2M Users Sign Up for COD: Elite Beta

June 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Activision’s Dan Amrich posted in his One of Swords blog that two million users have signed up Call of Duty: Elite‘s beta, who said the number ”blew his mind” when ”they hit that number in less than two weeks. That should give the dev team at Beachhead plenty to work with to kick off the beta, which officially starts [...]

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Tags: Activision · PC Gaming · playstation 3 · Xbox 360

VGRT Gaming Podcast 217: Pre-E3 Show

June 5th, 2011 · 6 Comments

The TD Gaming Podcast and Videogame Roundtable merge, as Jonah Falcon introduces VGRT regular Jordan Lund to his new listeners, as the VGRT Gaming Podcast is born. The podcast is a little rushed, however, as E3 approaches, giving the duo only some time to discuss the eventful past week, which includes the following news: The [...]

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Tags: E3 · Industry News · Podcast · PSP