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Archive for the ‘podcasts’ Category

Assassin’s Creed to Hit Shelves in November

Posted by Jay on Thursday, June 7, 2007

The much anticipated Ubisoft game, Assassin’s Creed, has had gamers salivating for the past few months. Now we finally have a date (kinda) to look forward to. This title will hit retail stores sometime in November for the PS3, Xbox 360 and the PC. Here’s the press release:

SAN FRANCISCO – June 7, 2007 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced the worldwide launch for the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Assassin’s Creed™ will be November 2007.

The Assassin’s Creed franchise will make its debut on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC. Assassin’s Creed is being developed by an all-star team from Ubisoft’s world-class Montreal studio. As a testament to its pre-launch following and buzz, the latest Assassin’s Creed gameplay trailer, released on May 23, exceeded more than 1.3 million downloads via GameTrailers.com in less than a week.

“Assassin’s Creed is going to be a huge launch for Ubisoft this year along with the added prestige of being the start of this exciting new franchise that is bringing something completely new to the market,” said Tony Key, vice president of marketing, Ubisoft. “We’re confident that Assassin’s Creed will exceed expectations as a ‘must-have’ title this holiday season and will achieve both critical and commercial success.”

The game is set in 1191 AD, when the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, the Assassins intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. Players will assume the role of the main character, Altair, and will have the power to throw their immediate environment into chaos and truly experience the art of a master assassin.

In 2006, Assassin’s Creed received the Game Critics Award: Best of E3 2006 for “Best Action-Adventure Game” and swept the “Best PS3 Game” category across numerous video game Web sites.*

Assassin’s Creed will be available in North America at the MSRP of $59.99 with the Limited Edition priced at $69.99 – ESRB rating is pending. For more information, please visit http://www.assassinscreed.com.

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Next-Gen Gamer Interviews John Porcaro

Posted by Aaron on Friday, April 13, 2007

This is a big day for Next-Gen Gamer we have our very first interview! Who is it? It is John Porcaro from Microsoft. Who is John Porcaro you may ask? John Porcaro is a Sr. Group Manager in Microsoft’s Global Games Marketing Team, managing Online Communications. His team is responsible for Online Community for Xbox and Games for Windows. He’s been at Microsoft since 1990, where he’s been a Product Manager, Channel Marketing Manager, Communications Manager, and Events Manager, mostly working in our Consumer Division (currently called Entertainment & Devices Division).

He talks about the upcoming 360 spring update(why no 1440×900/1680×1050 and divx/xvid support in this update), the newly announced Text Input Device(TID) and is Microsoft really forcing developers to make customers pay for Xbox Live Marketplace downloads? To read about all of that and more click the link below!
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Posted in Accessories, Interviews, Microsoft, News, Next-Gen Gamer Blog, podcasts, Rumors, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox Live Market Place | 7 Comments »

1UP Yours – Podcast – 04/06/2007

Posted by Aaron on Saturday, April 7, 2007

The guys from 1UP.com are back with another awesome 1UP Yours Podcast. Here are the details for this weeks show:

1UP Yours – Podcast – 04/06/2007
Garnett and Shane return from Japan, sadly without any sweet flowers of Nihon. But they did bring back some impressions of the Japanese gaming scene, while the rest of us brought back Shawn Elliott to talk with Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney and Mark Rein about what’s going on, really, with Games for Windows Live (according, of course, to Epic). “What good would Xbox Live be if only half the games supported it?” Good question, Mr. Rein.
Download the Podcast:
Audio (38.9MB) – Length: 1:37:58

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The Full Moon Show Episode 3 – 04/05/07

Posted by Aaron on Saturday, April 7, 2007

The fellas over at Insomniacs Games have posted up their 3rd episode of The Full Moon Show. Here are the details for the show:

Check out the third episode of the Full Moon Show, featuring Insomniac Chief Creative Officer Brian Hastings, and yet another very special Mystery Guest!

* 0:00:00 – Introduction, What’s Going on at Insomniac? SNL Skit April Fools #1 April Fools #2
* 0:14:16 – “Ratchet & Clank Future” Update (img) (img) (img)
* 0:27:17 – Mystery Guest (link)
* 0:49:51 – I Want Your Job! (plus B. Hastings PS3 blog discussion)
* 1:19:07 – Resistance: Fall of Man and Online Community Update
* 1:32:31 – Rolf’s Rant
* 1:40:37 – Closing, Outtakes

Episode 3’s Mystery Guest Clues:

* First job was at the age of 10 as a cel painter in Ireland on animated films.
* Was a casting assistant on the amazing dinosaur film, Carnosaur 2!
* Has a character named after them in the Nashkel Mines of Baldur’s Gate

To download click here.

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New 1upyours & EGM Live Podcasts

Posted by Aaron on Tuesday, April 3, 2007

I know this is old but I didn’t post about them when they came out.

1UP Yours – Podcast – 03/30/2007
With Garnett and Shane on a goodwill tour in the Far East, John and Luke turn to GFW’s Shawn Elliott and Gamevideos’ Mark MacDonald for commentary on the week that was. And what a week: reactions to Microsoft’s new “3l33+” SKU (as well as Luke’s “controversial” price analysis), Mario and Sonic realize the dreams of millions of fanfic scribes, Shawn griefs some war veterans, and why is Luke not impressed with the GTA IV trailer? Listening: It’s good for you.
Download the Podcast:
Audio (41.6MB) – Length: 1:44:33

EGM LIVE* – Podcast – 04/02/2007
Join the EGM editors as we talk Forza 2 with the game’s Community Manager (and former EGM/1UP editor) Che Chou. Che tells us all about the latest developments on Forza 2, possible downloadable content, how he thinks his game compares to the competition, what it’s like working at Microsoft, the history of the “Che Flop,” and lots more. We also tackle reader mail about crappy Wii ports, game industry lingo, and sending videogames back in time. Plus, a Che-related trivia question for this week’s contest.
Download the Podcast:
Audio
(27.86 MB) – Length: 1:12:42

Awesome podcasts! If you haven’t checked them out download them now and give them a try 🙂

Posted in 1up.com, 1upyours, Auto Update, demos, downloadable content, DS, EGM* Live, Interviews, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Patches, Playstation 3, Playstation Network, Playstation Store, podcasts, PSP, Rumors, Sony, Virtual Console, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox Live Market Place, Xbox Live Video Marketplace | Leave a Comment »

EGM Live* — April Fool’s and a Visit

Posted by Aaron on Monday, March 26, 2007

There is a new EGM Live* podcast up. Here are the details:

EGM LIVE* – Podcast – 03/26/2007
This week, we explore the history of the EGM April Fools joke, from this year’s concoction all the way back to the early days of Sheng Long. Former EGM News Editor (and master April Fool prankster) Chris “CJ” Johnston joins the discussion as our special guest. We also chat about rumors of the Xbox 360 Elite, a few lucky PS3 owners in London, how CJ got his job at EGM, and an announcement from one of our longtime staffers. Also: last week’s trivia answer and winner, plus a new Question of the Week.
Download the Podcast:
Audio
(23.1 MB) – Length: 1:00:19

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New 1UP Yours – Podcast – 03/23/2007

Posted by Aaron on Friday, March 23, 2007

Check it out all! There is a new 1upyours podcast available for download at 1UP.

1UP Yours – Podcast – 03/23/2007
What exactly does Devil May Cry 4 coming to the 360 mean in the grand scheme of things? Hell if we know, but that doesn’t stop us from talking about the role of exclusives (again!) in the console war. What’s next to fall? What kind of pressure does this put on the first party studios? And how is Nintendo going to mess everything up? Also, we discuss the future (or lack thereof?) of FASA Studios in a post-Shadowrun world, listeners have begun to tally our off-color comments, and John finally gets his hands on Hannah Montana…if you know what I mean.
Download the Podcast:
Audio (41.3MB) – Length: 1:41:25

Downloading now! This is my favorite gaming podcast 🙂

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New EGM Live* Podcast is now Live

Posted by Aaron on Monday, March 19, 2007

It’s Monday and you know what that means right? Yep it means that a new EGM Live* podcast is up for download. Check it out:

EGM LIVE* – Podcast – 03/19/2007
This week on EGM Live*, we discuss the fallout from the Denis Dyack episode last week, with a response from Shoe, a brief statement from Mark, and a bunch of thoughts from you, the listeners, about the Too Human “incident.” Plus, we finally get to those Ratchet & Clank essays from a couple weeks ago, and we have a new Question of the Week.

Download the Podcast:
Audio (14.5 MB) – Length: 37:06

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Calling all Cars coming in April?

Posted by Aaron on Monday, March 19, 2007

I was listening to Insomniac Games latest podcast of The Full Moon Show and this weeks mystery guest is David Jaffe and he said Calling All Cars might be coming out in April because they just added some type of code for the scoring or something like that lol Anyway download the podcast and fast forward to about oh 0:21:35. It’s a cool interview 🙂

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New 1upyours Podcast 03/16/2007

Posted by Aaron on Sunday, March 18, 2007

The 1upyours crew is back with their regular podcast. here are the details:

UP Yours – Podcast – 03/16/2007
We leave GDC in the history books and get right back in the swing of things with a rapid-fire 4 Minute Warning for the second segment that finds us answering whether Wii is graphically holding back the videogame business. Shane’s fills us in on his hands-on time with Namco’s Eternal Sonata (Trusty Bell in Japan) and Garnett gives some first impressions with GRAW 2. In news Luke celebrates his favorite time of the month. That’s right, February NPDs are in, and we wonder whether to consider PS3’s struggles dire yet.

Download the Podcast:
Audio (38.1MB) – Length: 1:33:25

Cool podcast as always guys 🙂

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