Recorded 04/29/2012

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NEWS

Leisure Suit Larry Will Come Back Again Thanks to Fully Funded Kickstarter Campaign [G4 TV]

http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/723204/leisure-suit-larry-will-come-again-thanks-to-fully-funded-kickstarter/

Nintendo Adopts Retail Game Downloads for 3DS and Wii [1UP]

http://www.1up.com/news/3ds-wii-u-retail-game-downloads

Florida National Guard uses Gamification to Help Soldiers Find Employment [Gamasutra]

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/169137/Florida_National_Guard_uses_gamification_to_help_soldiers_find_employment.php?

Judge Rules in favor of Motorola over Xbox patent claims [Gamasutra]

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/169110/Judge_rules_in_favor_of_Motorola_over_Xbox_patent_claims.php?

PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale is official. [Playstation Lifestyle]

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2012/04/27/playstation-all-stars-battle-royale-is-official-coming-exclusively-to-ps3/

Sony Currently Hard at Work to Bring PSOne Classics to Vita, “Pls Be Patient” [Playstation Lifestyle]

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2012/04/26/sony-currently-hard-at-work-to-bring-psone-classics-to-vita-pls-be-patient/

Vita sales not so hot in Europe either. [Playstation Lifestyle]

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2012/04/27/vita-sales-plummet-in-europe-being-outsold-by-psp/

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Finding an Edge Against Steam [1UP]

http://www.1up.com/news/finding-edge-against-steam

The 80’s, VHS Tapes, Big Hair Bands and … Zombies [Quick Jump]

http://www.qj.net/xbox-360/news/the-80s-vhs-tapes-big-hair-bands-andzombies.html

EVENTS

Play Date NH

May 10, 2012 - 4-6pm

Manchester Public Library - Manchester, NH

http://playdatenh.wordpress.com/

Play Date NH

May 12, 2012 - 12-4pm

Rodgers Memorial Library - Hudson, NH

http://playdatenh.wordpress.com/

E3

June 5-7, 2012

Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, CA

http://www.e3expo.com/

Granite State Comic Con

June 10, 2012

Radisson Center - Manchester, NH

http://granitecon.com/

PortCon Maine

June 21-24, 2012

Double Tree Hotel - South Portland, ME

http://www.portconmaine.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.

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 Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_123.mp3
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Recorded 04/16/2012

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Good To Be A Gamer – At the Con: PAX East 2012

http://www.goodtobeageek.com/?p=3358

Geek Moms Podcast #19 - PAX East & Plague Town Author Dana Fredsti [Geek Mom]

http://www.geekmom.com/2012/04/the-geekmoms-podcast-19-pax-east-and-plague-town-author-dana-fredsti/

Good To Be A Gamer on EVO TV!

Dave & Jessa are proud to announce the Good To Be A Gamer podcast is available on the EVO TV Network! EVO TV is the content network for the EVO 2 line of Android consoles.

http://envizionsinc.com

Guild Wars 2 Beta Keys

We have a number of Beta keys for Guild Wars 2 up for grabs. For your chance to win, Like Good To Be A Geek on Facebook & tell us what the first promo of every show supports.
https://www.facebook.com/goodtobeageek 

NEWS

BioWare Delivers Intense PvP Action with New Free-to-Play Online Game Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes [EA]

http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=663025

Dark Souls PC to Use Games for Windows Live [Inquisitr]

http://www.inquisitr.com/218757/dark-souls-pc-to-use-games-for-windows-live/

Game of Thrones Delayed, but Here’s a New Trailer to Tide You Over [QuickJump]

http://www.qj.net/ps3/news/game-of-thrones-delayed-but-heres-a-new-trailer-to-tide-you-over.html

US Government Looking to Track Suspects via Game Consoles [Gamasutra]

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GamasutraNews/~3/_oHwxi_tWLE/US_government_looking_to_track_suspects_via_game_consoles.php

Halo 4 Gameplay: “Master Chief can Parkour with the Best of Them [Official Xbox Magazine]

http://www.oxm.co.uk/40577/halo-4-gameplay-master-chief-can-parkour-with-the-best-of-them/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=OXM-General-RSS

Hitman: Absolution Joins the List of Games Screwing You Over With Pre-order Weapons [Kotaku]

http://kotaku.com/5901162/hitman-absolution-pre+orders-now-featuring-retailer+specific-bonuses

Sony to Cut TV Production by 40%, 10,000 Jobs to Go [TechRadar]

http://www.techradar.com/news/television/sony-to-cut-tv-production-by-40-10000-jobs-to-go-1075686

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Eidos: New IP Isn’t Crucial as Games Get Sophisticated [Destructoid]

http://www.destructoid.com/eidos-new-ip-isn-t-crucial-as-games-get-sophisticated-225567.phtml

Interview: GoG Speak Their Brains on All Things “G” [Rock Paper Shotgun]

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/04/11/interview-gog-speak-their-brains-on-all-things-g/

EVENTS

Boston Comic Con

Hynes Convention Center - Boston, MA

April 21-22, 2012

http://bostoncomiccon.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.

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 Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_122.mp3
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Recorded 04/08/2012

 

Jessa Phillips and David Lucier are together at last! Recording in the same room for this epic podcast episode, they are joined by special guest, Kat Lucier to talk about all the video games, cosplay, panels and more from on-site at PAX East 2012.

This episode is particularly lengthy and jam packed with goodness. For the ease and convenience of our listeners, we have included time stamps below for the topics we discussed.

In the interest of full disclosure, this episode contains adult language.

00:23 - Introductions

01:39 – General Impressions

GAMES

10:40 – Lollipop Chainsaw

12:04 – Aliens: Colonial Marines

13:44 – Jack Lumber (Indie)

16:25 – Go Home Dinosaurs (Indie)

17:56 – Retrograde (Indie)

22:06 – Theatrythm: Final Fantasy

24:39 – Spelltower (Indie)

29:59 – Snapshot (Indie)

32:45 – Primal Carnage (Indie)

36:31 – Super Time Force (Indie)

40:06 – Vessel (Indie)

41:08 – Game Minder App

43:38 – Could Summer Become the Season for Indie Games?

48:34 – Kickstarter

49:01 – Miskatonic School for Girls

51:18 – Scallops

52:56 – Cards Against Humanity

53:53 – Win, Lose or Banana

54:21 – The Secret World

57:39 – Mark of the Ninja

1:01:10 – Firefall

1:07:14 – Far Cry 3

1:09:29 – Miniature Paint n' Take

PROMO

1:13:55 – The Entertainment Consumers' Association (ECA)

1:15:08 – Cosplay

PANELS

1:19:16 – Selecting Save on the Games We Make

1:21:11 – How to Make an Arcade Stick

1:21:22 - XY: Transgender Issues in Gaming

1:21:45 – Chris Avellone of Obsidian talks Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2

1:24:50 – Balancing Gameplay & Plot

1:28:36 – Future of Dungeons & Dragons

1:31:51 – Stuff Your Criticism, I Want a Review

1:42:30 – Education & Gaming

1:46:00 – Future of Online Gaming

1:54:19 – DLC: Continuing the Story

1:56:48 – Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker

1:58:09 – Epic Games

1:58:58 – Legal Issues in Gaming

2:01:44 – Omegathon: Just Dance 2

2:05:02 – Final Thoughts

Direct download: GTBAGamer_121_PaxEast2012.mp3
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Recorded 04/01/2012

Good To Be A Gamer is Available on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/good-to-be-a-gamer/id476489256

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Ken Levine on Time’s Top 100 List [G4tv]

http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/722212/ken-levine-on-times-top-100-list/

NEWS

It’s official, Zipper interactive closed by Sony [Edge]

http://www.edge-online.com/news/sony-shuts-zipper-interactive

Sega “Restructuring” [Edge]

http://www.edge-online.com/news/sega-restructure-loss-making-games-business

Warhammer 40K MMO No Longer An MMO [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/warhammer-40k-mmo-no-longer-an-mmo-6368810

More Concrete News on “Playstation 4” [International Business Times] 

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/322206/20120331/sony-playstation-4-orbis-rumors-games-xbox.htm

Patcher on “Orbis” not wise to block used games [Playstation Lifestyle] 

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2012/03/29/pachter-on-orbis-not-wise-for-sony-to-block-used-games/

Assassin’s Creed 3 on Track to be Most Pre-ordered Ubisoft Game in History [Playstation Life]

http://playstationlifestyle.net/2012/03/29/assassins-creed-iii-on-track-to-become-the-most-pre-ordered-game-in-ubisoft-history/

PSP Game Owners Caught in Crossfire of Sony’s Vita Piracy Fight [1UP]

http://www.1up.com/news/sony-vita-piracy-fight

FBI Using Unreal Engine 3 Crime Scene Sim [GameSpot]

http://www.gamespot.com/news/fbi-using-unreal-engine-3-crime-scene-sim-6368256

Fallout: New Vegas dev Obsidian Could Be Involved in Wasteland 2 [Gamasutra]

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/167700/Fallout_New_Vegas_dev_Obsidian_could_be_involved_in_Wasteland_2.php?

ITEMS OF INTEREST

Assassin’s Creed for Kinect Announced [Hawk & Gamble YouTube]

http://youtu.be/7NufHsmITjM

Silicon Knights: “Devs Can’t Afford Next Gen” [Official Xbox Magazine]

http://www.oxm.co.uk/40162/silicon-knights-developers-cant-afford-next-gen/?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=OXM-General-RSS

Game of Thrones 16-Bit [Doctor Octoroc YouTube]

http://youtu.be/oCruJzlWefE

Guidebook: Official PAX East app. go get it!

http://east.paxsite.com/

EVENTS

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 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.

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 Geek is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

Direct download: GTBAGamer_120.mp3
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