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Episode 341: Friggin’ Kerfuffle

February 12th, 2014 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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Paul, Jordan and Jonah continue to rock on, as they discuss the bizarre circumstance of the iOS app Flappy Bird, while Paul deals with Pinsanity issues (behind the scenes). They also discuss the classic The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay in the Gaming Flashback.

This week’s news includes:

  • Watch Dogs release coming in April, May, or June
  • Slim Vita is coming To North America with Borderlands 2 in tow
  • Nutjitsu and Worms among first Xbox One ID@Xbox games
  • Pachter: Sony can’t afford to pay for streamed content like Netflix does
  • Gamestop advertising a layaway program for the Xbox One

There’s Listener Feedback with a new Question of the Week: “Did you introduce a non-gamer to gaming?”

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Episode 340: Pennsylvania Polka

February 5th, 2014 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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Paul is back for this episode, as this week actually has a Gaming Flashback and a Game History, the former being Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, and the latter being Black Isle Studios.

The news this week includes:

  • Followup: PS Vita Slim to launch in UK
  • Reports: Microsoft plans cheaper, disc-free, white Xbox Ones in 2014
  • Nintendo cuts overheard on executive salaries
  • Square Enix responds to Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III launch rumor
  • Razer to give Xbox One gamers more peripheral options

The Question of the Week, “What was the best game you played that you felt was unfinished?”

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Episode 339: Defective Ears

January 29th, 2014 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode is chock full of very industry-specific news, dealing with sales and numbers and other stuff that would bore Paul.

The news includes:

  • Microsoft acquires Gears of War IP from Epic
  • Sony issues invites hinting at ‘Slimmest’ product launch
  • Apple sells record number of iPhones, iPads
  • Surface and Xbox One hits with buyers during the holidays
  • Japanese newspaper says Nintendo is about to unveil its approach to mobile development
  • Kerbal Space Program lands on various schools’ curriculum
  • Sony’s credit rating cut to “Junk”

Sadly, no reader mail this week.

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Episode 338: Movie Talk

January 22nd, 2014 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Sorry for the delay – last week Jordan had a medical emergency, but he’s all better now. In this episode, he and Jonah get sidetracked at one point talking about movies and the film At World’s End.

The actual videogame news they discuss include:

  • Nintendo evaluating new business, “studying” smart devices
  • Microsoft paying YouTubers for Xbox One mentions
  • Star Wars 1313 trademark abandoned
  • Sony creating new PS3 hardware for PS Now

This and a little Listener Feedback. This week, we’re looking for you to ask us questions.

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Episode 337: Glamour

January 9th, 2014 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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The podcast is back, with a healthier Jonah joining Jordan. No Dan or Paul however.

The news:

  • Hitman Project reportedly canceled, Square Enix responds
  • Alienware Steam Machine priced ‘very competitive’ with PS4, Xbox One
  • Nintendo must pay royalties for every 3DS following court ruling
  • Sony announces PlayStation Now for streaming older games
  • Gabe Newell reacts to Xbox One and Steambox comparison

Question of the Week: “What are you most looking forward to in 2014?”

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Episode 336: Happy New Year 2014

January 1st, 2014 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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The first episode of 2014 is now out, as Jonah Falcon, Jordan Lund and Dan Quick recap the major news of 2014.

The news includes:

  • PC gaming exploding
  • Next-gen launches, including Microsoft’s 180
  • Nintendo Wii U suffers
  • Nintendo Announces 2DS
  • Microconsoles launched
  • Tech flops of 2013

Also, some Listener Feedback, and the Questions of the Week, “What was the biggest event of 2013? What was your favorite game?”

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Outtakes and Dr. Who For Christmas

December 25th, 2013 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Thanks to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Gaming Podcast is running an Outtakes episode, which features mostly Jonah Falcon and Jordan Lund, but a little Paul Nowak and Dan Quick. If that weren’t enough, right after the outtakes is a Dr. Who discussion by usual commentators Jordan, his wife Jennifer and Paul.

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Episode 335: Double X

December 11th, 2013 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week, Jordan reveals that he actually won an Xbox One from work, making him the second owner of the console in the podcast, and the only one with both a One and a PS4. Unfortunately, Paul’s not available for the podcast, making it a podcast of two.

The news this week:

  • Square Enix confirms Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for next-gen
  • EA donates $1.65 million to American Cancer Society following Humble campaign
  • Report: MMOs targeted by intelligence agencies
  • Ubisoft polling on Assassin’s Creed 5, non-Assassin pirate game
  • Report: Disney taking over Indiana Jones from Paramount

Also, listener Pawel Predki wrote his own review of Tearaway. Read it here.

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Episode 334: Droning On

December 4th, 2013 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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Despite the title of the podcast episode this week, nothing is boring. Rather, there’s a ton of banter between Jonah, Paul and Jordan, as they discuss next-gen console gaming.

This week’s news items include:

  • Amazon testing package delivery by drone
  • Microsoft advises gamers against turning the Xbox One into a dev kit
  • There’s “no lack of ideas” at DICE, CEO ponders local weather for Battlefield
  • Xbox One beats PS4 sales at Walmart, Target
  • Epic: “We’ve yet to see the real value of the second screen”
  • Sega: Shenmue 3 trademark listing a hoax

All this and some Listener Feedback.

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Episode 333: Boss Battles

November 27th, 2013 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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Paul returns to the Gaming Podcast, having doing the major work on the Facebook game he’d been helping develop, Team USA Pinsanity. The trio argue over boss battles, and this week’s Gaming Flashback is The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Jordan also finally has a great Vita game to fawn over, Tearaway.

  • Take-Two files ‘Bully Bullsworth Academy’ trademark in Europe
  • Twitch cracks down on PS4 Playroom inappropriate content
  • Blizzard dev apologizes for remarks on sexualized designs
  • Sony to make $250M entertainment cuts, “nothing too sacred”

The Question of the Week: “What is your opinion on boss battles?”

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