Good To Be A Gamer, Episode 116 – Week of 02/19/2012

Category : Featured, Good To Be A Gamer

Recorded 2/26/2012

 

David Lucier and Jessa Phillips feed your need to know with top stories from the video game industry. This week they bring you free video game rentals via Redbox, Netflix on PS Vita, a teaser trailer for Borderlands 2 on PS3, free-to-play Killzone 3 multiplayer and more!

 

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NEWS
Free Video Game Rentals This Week At Redbox [Time Magazine]
http://moneyland.time.com/2012/02/24/free-video-game-rentals-this-week-at-redbox/

Netflix Available on PS Vita at Launch [Netflix Blog]
http://blog.netflix.com/2012/02/netflix-available-on-playstation-vita.html

Borderlands 2 for PS3: First Gameplay Trailer, Release Date Revealed [PlayStation Blog]
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/02/22/borderlands-2-for-ps3-first-gameplay-trailer-release-date-revealed/

Killzone 3 Multiplayer Coming Free to a PlayStation Near You [Kotaku]
http://kotaku.com/5887999/killzone-3-multiplayer-coming-free-to-a-playstation-near-you

Joystick Labs Incubator Program Accepting Applications [Gamasutra]
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/40471/Joystick_Labs_incubation_program_accepting_applications_starting_March_6.php?

Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 Announced [IGN]
http://ds.ign.com/articles/121/1219443p1.html

ITEMS OF INTEREST
Skyrim: Modern Dovahkiin [YouTube]
http://youtu.be/V4bYnUsAvn0

Mass Effect 3 Extended Trailer [Wired]
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/02/mass-effect-3-trailer/
Related: Mass Effect 3 Demo: The First 20 Minutes [Eurogamer] - http://www.eurogamer.net/videos/mass-effect-3-demo-the-first-20-minutes

Dear Esther
http://dear-esther.com/ 

Tim Schaeffer & Ron Gilbert Talk About Point n’ Click Gaming [2 Player Productions YouTube]
http://youtu.be/re_LWmRJK-g

 

EVENTS
Independent Games Festival
San Francisco, CA
March 5-9, 2012
http://www.igf.com/
Public can now vote for the 2012 Audience Award winner!

MomoCon
Marriott Marquis – Atlanta, GA
March 16-18, 2012
http://www.momocon.com/

PAX East
BCEC
April 4-8, 2012
http://east.paxsite.com/

CONTACT
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry athttp://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out hisMagnatune profile pageto learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

 

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Good To Be A Gamer, Episode 106 – Week of 11/28/2011

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Category : Good To Be A Gamer

David Lucier and Jessa Phillips feed your need to know, bringing you the top stories from the video game industry. This week they’re talking indie games, iOS games, Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii, Zynga going public, plus Skyrim goodness!

Recorded 12/4/2011

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Dreamcast the Movie: Recasting Super Mario Bros.
Andrew Marnik has a feature posted on Good To Be A Geek, Dreamcast the Movie: Recasting Super Mario Bros. It’s a poll and we’re asking for your input. We’re taking the hollywood flop and asking you to re-imagine the film as if it were being produced today. Andrew’s provided several options for actors to play the key characters, as well as a few options for directors. Click the link below to make your voice heard.
http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=2218

 

NEWS

5 Indie Games to Watch For [Game Spy]
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/legend-of-grimrock/1213355p1.html

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombie App [Game Tyrant]
http://gametyrant.co/news/2011/12/1/call-of-duty-black-ops-zombies-app-released-on-ios.html

Judge Dredd vs. Zombies on iOS [IGN]
http://wireless.ign.com/articles/121/1213693p1.html

Xenoblade Chronicles coming to Wii in the US [IGN]
http://wii.ign.com/articles/121/1213814p1.html?_cmpid=ign1392

Zynga is going public . . . or is it? [Game Spot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6347035.html?part=rss&tag=gs_news&subj=6347035

Bethesda Softworks reveals what’s coming for Skyrim and Address the latest Patch Problems [Bethesda Blog]
http://www.bethblog.com/2011/12/01/skyrim-what-were-working-on/

 

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Skyrim Theme “The Dragonborn Comes” Cover by Malukah [YouTube]
http://youtu.be/4z9TdDCWN7g

Time’s Scar Cover from Chrono Cross by Lara [YouTube]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0b8FCxtkik

Able Gamers 2011 Holiday Shopping List
http://www.ablegamers.com/general-game-news/ablegamers-2011-holiday-shopping-list.html

 

EVENTS

TempleCon 2012 – February 3-5, 2011
Warwick, RI
Pre-registration is open!
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ttp://www.templecon.org

Total Con 2012 – February 23-26,2011
Mansfield, MA
Registration opens in January
http://www.totalcon.com

 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

Subscribe to the RSS Feed and get Good To Be A Gamer on the go at http://goodtobeagamer.libsyn.com/rss!

Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

Good To Be A Gamer Podcast by Good To Be A Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

 

Good To Be A Gamer, Episode 103 – Week of 11/07/2011

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Category : Good To Be A Gamer

 

Recorded 11/14/11

NEWS

Is Gaming as Important as TV & Film? Activision Is Out to Prove It [Game Tyrant]
http://gametyrant.co/news/2011/11/9/activision-blizzard-out-to-prove-gaming-is-as-important-as-f.html

 

Steam Forums Hacked [Steam]
http://store.steampowered.com/news/6761/

 

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Trailer Released [Ubisoft]
http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/revelations/en-us/home/index.aspx

Official Launch Trailer – http://youtu.be/ZqEWW4Hzb8M
Story Trailer [Game Spot] – http://youtu.be/XFjoiBevNlU
Official E3 2010 Trailer featurinng “Iron” by Woodkid – http://youtu.be/VCTtIIW1WA0

 

Level-5 and Studio Ghibli Partner to Bring Anime to PS3 [Game Tyrant]
http://gametyrant.co/news/2011/11/9/level-5-and-studio-ghibli-partner-to-bring-anime-to-ps3.html

 

Star Trek Online Goes Free-to-play [Star Trek Online]
http://www.startrekonline.com/f2p

Game of Thrones RPG In the Making [Game Spot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/game-of-thrones-action-rpg-coming-from-atlus-6344623?tag=updates%3Beditor%3Ball%3Btitle%3B3

 

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim [Rip Ten]
http://www.ripten.com/2011/11/10/ripten-review-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-xbox-360/

 

DISCUSSED

3P Start – Retro Gaming Reviews and Opinions by Matthew Bartlett
http://3pstart.blogspot.com

 

Skyrim Epic Rap by Dan Bull
http://youtu.be/j50u0zUeCmU

To the Moon
http://www.freebirdgames.com/to_the_moon/

 

Burn the City

Andriod Market – https://market.android.com/details?id=com.JoshOclock.BurnTheCity
App Store http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/burn-the-city/id444525916?mt=8

 

CONTACT

Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry at http://www.goodtobeageek.com, or email us at gamer@goodtobeageek.com. You can also email David at dlucier[at]goodtobeageek.com, email Jessa at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.

 

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Special thanks to Sterling for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his Magnatune profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.

 

Good To Be A Gamer is sponsored by Good To Be A Geek – let your geek run wild! Opinions expressed on Good To Be A Gamer are those of the hosts and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.

 

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2010 Spike Video Game Awards – Live Blog

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Category : E-vents, Entertain Me, Game On, PC, Product Announcements, PS3, Spike Video Game Awards, Television, Xbox

The 2010 Spike Video Game Awards opened with a musical number to introduce Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), this year’s host. When Harris took the stage, he quickly dispatched the tuxedo wearing chorus boys with his “firearms.”

Game of the Year Nominee Announcement – Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Game Trailer – Batman: Arkham City, to be released Fall 2011.

Olivia Munn (The Daily Show, Attack of the Show) presented the award for Studio of the Year to BioWare. The other nominees included Blizzard Entertainment, Bungee Studios, Rockstar San Diego.

Bethesda Game Studio presented the preview trailer and announced Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be available 11/11/2011.

Game Trailer – Mortal Kombat Playstation 3 Exclusive – Playable Kratos from God of War.

Actor and Comedian, Dane Cook (My Best Friend’s Girl, Good Luck Chuck) presented Character of the Year Nominee – Ezio of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.

Another Character of the Year Nominee is revealed – Kratos of God of War 3

AnnaLynne McCord (90210, Nip/Tuck) presented a sneak peak at the preview trailer for Thor: God of Thunder, to be released 5/3/2011.

Chris Hemsworth (Thor) presented the award for Best Action Adventure Game to Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. The other nominees included God of War 3, Red Dead Redemption & Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Denise Richards (Blue Mountain State, The World Is Not Enough, Wild Things) introduced My Chemical Romance for a performance of their song Get Up and Go from Gran Turismo 5.

Jason Ritter (The Ev3nt) presented Game of the Year Nominee Mass Effect 2. Following the performance was a preview trailer for Mass Effect 3, scheduled for release Holiday 2011.

Danny DeVito, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, Glen Howerton, & Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) presented the award for Best Shooter to Call of Duty: Black Ops. The other nominees included Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Halo: Reach & BioShock 2.

After Olivia Munn goes off on Neil Patrick Harris, explaining why she deserved to host the Video Game Awards, Harris presented the game trailer for Resistance 3, to be released 9/6/2011.

Dane Cook returned to present another Character of the Year Nominee – John Marston of Red Dead Redemption.

Nick Swardson (Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time, Reno 911!) presented Game of the Year Nominee God of War 3.

Another Character of the Year Nominee was revealed – Sgt. Frank Woods of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Rachel Bilson (Jumper, The O.C.) presented the award for Best Performance by a Human Male to Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-man (Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions). The other nominees included Gary Oldman as Sgt. Reznov (Call of Duty: Black Ops), Daniel Craig as James Bond (007: Bloodstone), John Cleese as Jasper (Fable III), Martin Sheen as Illusive Man (Mass Effect 2), Nathan Fillion as Sgt. Edward Buck (Halo: Reach), Rob , Sam Worthington as Alex Mason (Call of Duty: Black Ops) & Rob Wiethoff as John Martson (Red Dead Redemption).

Tony Hawk presented the debut trailer for Prototype 2, to be released in 2012.

Director and Producer, Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pan’s Labyrinth) made an appearance to announce that he is teaming up with THQ & Volition to develop his own game, InSANE.

He also presented the award for Best Independent Game to Limbo. The other nominees included Joe Danger, Super Meat Boy & The Misadventures of P. B. Winterbottom.

The cast of The Deadliest Warrior presented the award for Most Anticipated Game to Portal 2. The other nominees included Batman: Arkham City, BioShock: Infinite & Gears of War 3.

Michael Chiklis (No Ordinary Family, Fantastic Four) introduced Jose Gonzalez to perform his song Far Away from Red Dead Redemption.

Dominic Monaghan (Flash Forward, LOST, Lord of the Rings) introduced a clip from the guys at Top Gear US who presented a preview trailer for Forza Motorsport 4, to be released Fall 2011.

Nathan Fillion (Castle, Waitress, Firefly) made an appearance, accompanied by a live violin solo, to announce Game of the Year Nominee Halo: Reach.

Sam Trammell & Rutina Wesley (True Blood) presented the game trailer for SSX: Deadly Descents.

Character of the Year Winner is Sgt. Frank Woods of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Tru Calling) presents the premiere trailer of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, to be released 11/1/2011.

Game of the Year goes to Red Dead Redemption.

* All game trailers provided courtesy of GameTrailers.com.