TGS Replay: Dead Rising

June 2nd, 2010 Strident Posted in Podcasts No Comments »

I was fortunate to guest on the latest TGS Replay alongside Xantiriad, NokkonWud and JohnusMaximus where we discussed Capcom’s zombie-slaying adventure Dead Rising.

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We also took time to revisit Sensible World of Soccerand look back at some of the video gaming highlights of 2004.

I’d had several aborted attempts at playing Dead Rising before, as I picked it up a few years ago when I bought my first 360. Each time I was thwarted by what I thought was a pretty daft save system.

I kept on re-rolling my character and trying again but each attempt followed the same pattern. I’d get to a point pretty early on in the story where I’d either die helping Brad fight the boss in the food court or I’d complete that section and then die before I got back to a save point. The convicts riding round in their machine gun equipped jeep were responsible for an annoying amount of deaths. Read the rest of this entry »

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TGS Replay: The Orange Box

February 28th, 2010 Strident Posted in Podcasts No Comments »

This month on TGS Replay Xantiriad and I took a look back at Valve’s bargain gaming bucket, The Orange Box.

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We also took a quick look through some of the games released in 2001 and went through the nominations for March’s Replay (Rainbow Six Vegas, Bully and The Club)

If you’d like to get involved in TGS Replay next month then pop along to The Gamer Scene Forums.

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TGS Replay: Mass Effect

January 31st, 2010 Strident Posted in Podcasts No Comments »

I was recently a guest on the January edition of the  TGS Replay show together with  Dits, Major Lag, Leg of Time, James Batchelor, Ostemb0r and  Xantiriad. We spent almost two hours discussing the strengths and weaknesses of Bioware’s  Mass Effect.

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We also find time to share our gaming highlights of the year 2000 and make the nominations for February’s game of the month.

My game of 2000 was Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force. A strange choice, perhaps, considering the other possible contenders but it’s a game I look back fondly on as being both a decent first person shooter and also a effective (and different) use of the Star Trek license. My nomination for February’s Replay game was Overlord. I don’t think it’s got much of a chance this time round.

If you’d like to get involved in TGS Replay next month then pop along to The Gamer Scene Forums.

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TGS Replay 8-Bit Special

August 14th, 2009 Strident Posted in Podcasts No Comments »

To celebrate the launch of The Gamer Scene Xantiriad, Silverfin and myself recorded a special TGS Replay episode looking back at the 8-bit era of gaming. We were lucky enough to be joined by Ratsoalbion of the great GamerDork.net podcast.

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We had a lot of fun recording the podcast and reminiscing about the days of tape cassettes and rubber keyboards. My choices for the trip down memory lane were The Hobbit, Head Over Heels and The Great Escape.

You can find out details of how to play all the games we chose and can post your comments in the 8-Bit retro section of The Gamer Scene forums.

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CGUK Replay #4

July 5th, 2009 Strident Posted in Podcasts No Comments »

The Cranky Gamers UK Replay show gives listeners a chance to dust off and revisit games released during the early years of the current console generation. Once again I had the honour of joining top podcasters Xantiriad and Dits on the June 2009 episode  where we looked at super-hero button basher Marvel Ultimate Alliance.

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As well as the Replay game of the month we also spent quite a bit of time talking about the development of the Tiger Woods series of games and Nintendo’s Wii Motion Plus.

If you’d like to vote for your preferred game and play along with the Replay crew next month, pop along to the CrankyGamersUK.com forums.

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CGUK Replay #2

April 27th, 2009 Strident Posted in Podcasts No Comments »

I was lucky enough to take part in the recording of the April edition of the Cranky Gamers UK Replay podcast where Xantiriad, Dits and myself discussed 3D Realms’ Xbox 360 launch title Prey. It’s always fun to listen to those two guys chat about games and Prey certainly gave us plenty of things to talk about.

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My nomination for next month’s replay game was Marvel Ultimate Alliance although I’d be quite happy to check out Xan’s choice of Oblivion’s Knights of the Nine DLC and also Dit’s Test Drive Unlimited selection. Anything except Call of Duty 2!

If you’d like to vote for your preferred game and play along with the Replay crew next month, pop along to the CrankyGamersUK.com forums.

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Big Red Potion #4

March 2nd, 2009 Strident Posted in Podcasts No Comments »

As someone who has never recorded a podcast before it was a real honour to be invited onto Sinan Kubba’s Big Red Potion show especially as his other guest was Xantiriad (from the Ninja Fat Pigeons), someone whose opinions I really respect.

The focus of the show was on the PS3. I was a big fan of the Playstation 2 (it was my first console!) and, like many people, I can’t help but be disappointed with Sony’s performance selling and marketing the Playstation 3. It’s a brilliant piece of kit but they just haven’t pushed it as well as they could’ve. As a person more interested in “casual” titles, I’m particularly annoyed at how they’ve let Nintendo come along and steal the market they built up with the PS2. Those are the type of things we talked about on the podcast.

It was a great experience recording with Xan and Sinan but I ended up but feeling a little disappointed in my performance. That’s not a comment made in an attempt to receive reassuring complements, it’s just a realisation that, as someone who is self-employed working from home, I no longer spend a lot of time involved in deep, weighty discussions where I need to organise my thoughts and formulate my opinions as I’m talking. It’s something that I need more practise at and get back doing again as it was a key skill in my former line of work. It’s quite nice to realise these sort of things in a stress-free hobby situation.

Anyway, enough of the self-analysis… If you want to listen to two interesting blokes (and me!) discuss Sony and the PS3, pop along to Sinan’s You Have Lost! site and download the podcast. Please remember that we are all PS3 owners who love our consoles and there is a limit of just how much you can mention in an hour long show.

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