Good To Be A Gamer, Episode 105 – Week of 11/20/2011

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David Lucier and Jessa Phillips bring you the top stories from the video game industry. This week you can turn your iOS device into a game controller, Square Enix expands Eidos-Montreal and invests in a second studio, EA makes good on Battlefield promises, Dave reports on the beta for Star Wars: The Old Republic, rumors of a Gears of War prequel and Ubisoft says no to a PC version of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Plus, David and Jessa have a frank discussion on the future of video game pricing models. Is $60 too much to pay?

 
Recorded 11/28/2011
 

 
NEWS

Good To Be A Gamer is now available on iTunes!!!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-to-be-a-gamer/id476489256

Dreamcast the Movie: Recasting Super Mario Bros.
Following up on last week’s discussion about video game to movie adaptations, 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

Turn Your iOS Device Into a Game Controller with Brass Monkey [Lockergnome]

http://www.lockergnome.com/ios/2011/11/25/new-app-brass-monkey-turns-your-phone-into-a-cloud-based-game-controller/

Brass Monkey Website – http://www.playbrassmonkey.com

Square Enix expands Eidos-Montreal and opens a second studio [Game Spy]

http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/deus-ex-3-unofficial-title/1213059p1.html

EA Making Good on their promises . . . PS3 owners of Battlefield 3 will receive the free download of Battlefield 1943 [Kotaku]

http://kotaku.com/5862446/ea-smartens-up-giving-away-free-copies-of-battlefield-1943

Star Wars : The Old Republic – Jedi Consular Character Progression Trailer [Star Wars: The Old Republic YouTube channel]

http://youtu.be/bA_9BiyOB1A

Gears of War 3 gets prequel DLC and rumors of a full scale prequel title to be developed [Computer and Video Games]

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/327156/bulletstorm-dev-to-make-gears-of-war-prequel-trilogy/

Ubisoft develops Ghost Recon Online in lieu of a PC release to combat piracy [PC Gamer]

http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/11/23/ghost-recon-online-being-free-to-play-is-a-counter-to-piracy-says-ubisoft-producer

 

DISCUSSION

Is the reign of $60 boxed games coming to an end? [Eurogamer]

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-11-25-5th-cell-boss-the-USD60-boxed-game-is-a-broken-model

 

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 104 – Week of 11/14/2011

Category : Good To Be A Gamer

Recorded 11/20/2011

 

  

NEWS

Star Wars: The Old Republic Logs 1,000,000+ Hours of Beta Testing [IGN]
http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1212670p1.html

Infinity Ward Brings Down the Ban Hammer [Game Pro]
http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/225073/over-1-600-modern-warfare-3-cheaters-banned/

Minecraft Officially Released [GameSpy]
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/minecraft/1212966p1.html

Starhawk Closed Beta Starts Tuesday [IGN]
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1212906p1.html
Trailer -http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/10/21/starhawk-pax-trailer?objectid=14340339

Next Generation Devices Coming in 2012? [Edge]
http://www.next-gen.biz/news/next-generation-arrive-2012.

HiveMind makes your reality the game [VentureBeat]
http://venturebeat.com/2011/11/16/will-wright-hivemind/?volt=0

 

OTHER LINKS

The ECA (Entertainment Consumers Association)
Membership is $19.99 per year or $1 per year for students and military with a valid .edu or .mil email address.
http://theeca.com

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
http://zelda.com/skywardsword/

 

DISCUSSION

Video Game Film Adaptations
Video Games have long been fodder for Hollywood film adaptations, helping to further cement video games as an acceptable form of entertainment among the general public. Sadly, adaptations have not always done justice to video games. There appears to be a resurgence in hollywood’s interest in video games, with current reports of Rampage, Dead Island, Uncharted, and of course, Assassin’s Creed. We have a candid discussion on the history and future of film adaptations.

Why a Killer Deal to Turn the Hit Video Game Assassin’s Creed Into a Movie Has Shocked Hollywood [Vulture]
http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/11/assassins_creed_movie_sony_ubi.html

Dead Island Movie Now A Real Thing [Game Informer]
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/09/27/dead-island-movie-now-a-real-thing.aspx

Naughty Dog Approves of Uncharted Film [Eurogamer]
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-09-28-naughty-dog-approves-of-uncharted-movie

Rampage Movie Now in Planning Stages [Game Spot]
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6346370.html?part=rss&tag=gs_news&subj=6346370

IGN’s Ultimate Video Game Movie Guide [IGN]
http://movies.ign.com/articles/755/755513p1.html

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 Podcast, Episode 100 – Week of 10/03/11

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Category : Good To Be A Gamer

Good To Be A Gamer is back with a new focus and a new co-host!

David Lucier joins Jessa Phillips to bring you the top news and upcoming events from the video game industry. They are feeding your need to know and delivering their take on the the week’s top stories. Get your video game fix every week.

NEWS

Gamer plays with one hand after recovering from stroke [IGN] –
Patrick Campbell suffered a massive stroke at age 14 that affected his entire right side. Because his dominant side was affected, Campbell lost the ability to enjoy his favorite pastimes, including playing video games. Through years of therapy and with an undaunted determination, he has regained his ability to walk, and even to play video games.
http://games.ign.com/articles/119/1199036p1.html?RSSwhen2011-10-08_110500&RSSid=1199036&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ignfeeds%2Fall+%28IGN+Complete%29

A look at the trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (to be released 11/08/11) [GameSpy]-
Without a doubt, Call of Duty is one of the biggest franchises in the industry. This latest trailer proves why, giving us a sneak peek at the anticipated Modern Warfare 3.
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/call-of-duty-2011-project/1199001p1.html?RSSwhen2011-10-07_143100&RSSid=1199001&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gsfeeds%2Fall+%28GameSpy+Complete%29

Sony considering buyout of Sony Ericsson [GameSpot] –
Everyone is grabbing for a bigger piece of the mobile gaming pie. Sony staked their claim in a big way with the release of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Now, the entertainment giant is looking for a bigger piece, considering buying the majority sharehold of Sony Ericsson.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6338883.html?part=rss&tag=gs_news&subj=6338883

EVENTS

TempleCon 2012, Warwick, RI
Pre-Registration is Open. Pre-reg Badges will be mailed for the first time. 2012 promises even more non-stop gaming as the convention takes over the entire Crowne Plaza.
http://www.templecon.org

PAX East 2012, Boston, MA
Dates for the 2012 convention have been announced. April 6-8th PAX East makes Boston its home for the third year. Registration is not open yet, but is expected to go live soon.
http://east.paxsite.com/

Extra Life Gaming for Charity
Support Jessa Phillips at http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&eventID=501&participantID=22486

Support Dave Lucier at http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&eventID=501&participantID=6329

GAMES DISCUSSED

The Adventures of Shuggy [Xbox Live Arcade]
http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Adventures-of-Shuggy/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d80258410a5c

Duke Nukem Forever
http://www.dukenukem.com

Star Wars: The Old Republic
http://www.swtor.com/

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
http://deusex.com/

OTHER LINKS

Gaming Buzz Android Widget
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.geekyouup.android.widgets.gaming&hl=en
CONTACT  US

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.

 

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. http://magnatune.com/artists/sterling
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 host and/or guests and do not necessarily represent those of Good To Be A Geek.
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