Архив: December, 2010


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Sure, you could listen to a podcast about video games, but there are plenty of those. Wouldn’t you rather listen to dude talk about Quantum Leap for an hour and a half? . .. OK, fine, there are some video games discussed (Dragon Quest IX and Crackdown 2, for example) but it’s mainly Quantum Leap.

Congrats to Alan Black, who we think has eclipsed his own work.

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Hosts: Christopher Grant (@chrisgrant), Justin McElroy (@justinmcelroy), and JC Fletcher (@jcfletcher)
Music:Gravity (Don’t Let Me Go)” by Jon Black, “Like a Hitman, Like a Dancer” by A.C. Newman
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New to the show? : Listen to Episode Zero
The Do It Line! : 1-(877)-JOYSTIQ

See all of this week’s links (and what games we played) after the jump.

Continue reading Joystiq Podcast 144 – Oh Boy edition

JoystiqJoystiq Podcast 144 – Oh Boy edition originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 09 Jul 2010 17:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Review: Deadliest Warrior

There are few things I love more in video games than the juxtaposition of two elements that clearly should not be juxtaposed. It’s the peculiar desire which first attracted me to <a href="http://www.joystiq. COM / игры-воин убийца / "> Воина смертны, однако, искренности, что привлечение вызывает сомнения. Я был свихнувшимся играть в игру, что, наконец, дало мне возможность увидеть, кто выйдет победителем в борьбе между пиратом и викингов? Да, конечно , так как он 'ы глупо. Я был законно возбужденное играть в эту игру самостоятельно? Не так много.

К счастью, за все пары анахронизмом битва блестящих комических и полностью упрощенным развлекательных файтинг двигатель – которая вознаграждает инстинкт выживания каждой секундой на месте доскональное знание эзотерического, почти невозможно выполнить техники. If you’re a fighting game purist, the absence of dash-canceling or air-to-ground linking might put you off. If you’ve never, ever understood, nor do you possess any desire to ever understand what those things are, then Deadliest Warrior will land right in your wheelhouse.

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You’ll definitely want to watch this gameplay clip of inFamous 2. Not only does it show off Cole’s new look, it highlights the revamped graphics engine, improved “in your face” camera . .. and best of all, a new power.

Continue reading Video: inFamous 2 gameplay, now with more cyclones

JoystiqVideo: inFamous 2 gameplay, now with more cyclones originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 03 Jul 2010 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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This week’s podcast had its share of ups and downs … like, there was the time the file got messed up and we had to re-record half the show this morning, or the time we accidentally murdered Justin with a chloroform overdose. Actually, that sounds like a lot of downs. On the “ups” side of things, we talk about Rocket Knight, Steam on Mac OS X, and we answer your wacky emails, so there’s still some good left in the world.

And big ups to Evan Hodgins for his stark vision of an exoskeleton-enhanced Joystiq Podcast.

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Hosts: Chris Grant (@chrisgrant), Justin McElroy (@justinmcelroy), and Ludwig Kietzmann (@LudwigK)
Music:Gravity (Don’t Let Me Go)” by Jon Black, “Red Eye” by Ben Kweller
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Continue reading Joystiq Podcast 138 – The Real Monsters edition

JoystiqJoystiq Podcast 138 – The Real Monsters edition originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 14 May 2010 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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China’s Ministry of Culture is once again cracking down on the online game industry in an attempt to limit the amount of “unwholesome” content the sector produces. According to a report from China Daily, the nation’s officials are prohibiting the use of sex, violence or gambling to market Chinese developers’ online games. Like the other regulations under this initiative, these restrictions will be effective as of August 1.

According to the government’s report on sexually-charged advertising, hiring adult film stars to serve as spokespeople for online games is a surprisingly common practice in China. Over here, we get Mr. T and Ozzy Osbourne. That’s a pretty fair trade-off, right?

JoystiqReport: China to ban violent, sexual marketing of online games originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 10 Jul 2010 20:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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We didn’t think there was anything slower in the whole, entire universe than one of Gears of War 3‘s lumbering, impossibly muscle-bound protagonists. We were wrong — as evidenced by the two GameTrailers videos posted after the break, that honor goes to the new Beast Mode’s “Berserker” character.

Continue reading See how the other half lives in Gears of War 3 ‘Beast Mode’ footage

JoystiqSee how the other half lives in Gears of War 3 ‘Beast Mode’ footage originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 24 Jul 2010 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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For those of you who have to keep your Spartan dressed in the latest styles, GameStop is offering exclusive armor and helmet configurations with pre-orders of Halo: Reach. Those who reserve the game will receive tokens for a Spartan Recon Helmet with Visor/Blast Shield and a UA Multi-Threat Mjolnir Mark V(B) Armor, which features a unique chestplate design and a grenade belt. Can’t you hear it? “Hey, (your name here)! Looking good in that UAMTMMVBA! ” You and your Multi-Threat, Blast Shield-sporting friends can mock the Spartans who dare to show up wearing default armor.

Of course, you also receive a $20 coupon, just like those offered by Walmart and Amazon.

JoystiqPre-order Halo Reach at GameStop for exclusive armor originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 07 Jul 2010 22:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Wondering what Destination Arcade looks like — the Summer of Arcade browser for Xbox Live Arcade titles — yet lack the energy it takes to turn on your Xbox 360 and download it? It’s cool, we know how it is — life’s tough, so we’re here to help. Just beyond the break, you’ll find our HD video walkthrough of the new content delivery platform, as narrated by myself and my smart, talented and downright physically attractive boss, Chris Grant.

… what? Nothing more to see here — that’s your cue to go watch the video!

Continue reading Video walkthrough: Destination Arcade

JoystiqVideo walkthrough: Destination Arcade originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 21 Jul 2010 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Odds are you were already planning to play some Uncharted 2 this weekend — it’s a great game and with the extra time off due to the holiday, why not? Well, Naughty Dog informs us that this weekend will yield players double the cash, upping the per-match ceiling for earnings to $150,000. Whoever said money can’t buy you happiness clearly never played Uncharted 2.

The cash faucet was turned on this morning and will flow until Wednesday, July 7 at 10am PDT. Now get out there and earn some ducats!

JoystiqUncharted 2 celebrates independence with double cash originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 02 Jul 2010 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Zelda 2 remade in …

If you just can’t deal with Zelda as a side-scroller, good news: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link has been remade in 3D! Credit goes to one Michael A. Johnston, who designed this fan remake as a Unity-based game that you can play right in your browser. Zelda II FPS is an impressive feat, combining authentic 8-bit textures with brand new 3D models of all the creatures and environments.

It’s also freaking impossible. Even the once docile slime enemies are now dangerous, since you can’t tell when there are three of them right behind you. Enjoy being murdered repeatedly by weak enemies, for now, before Nintendo catches wind of this project — which it will, now that people like us are telling everybody — and likely shuts it down. Sorry!

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JoystiqZelda 2 remade in … first-person originally appeared on Joystiq on Fri, 04 Jun 2010 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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