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This week, we decided to do something a little different on the Game Informer Show. In the first segment, host Matt Helgeson is joined by famed Ultima creator Richard Garriott, who is generally considered the father of the modern MMO, who tells us about his trip to the International Space Station. His journey into space is documented in a new film entitled Man on a Mission, which hits theaters and pay-per-view tomorrow. He's one of only seven private citizens to go into space, and he spent $30 million of his own money to do it. It's quite a tale. We also get a little glimpse into what's next for Garriott as a game designer -- and it's not what you expect. In the second segment, GI's Matt Bertz calls in from Las Vegas, where he's covering the annual Consumer Electronics Show. He's got the dope on all the latest HDTVs, gaming peripherals, tablets, and laptops -- and some new development with Kinect.
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$30 million!?! Better start saving.
Nice podcast GIO! Didn't listen to the rest of it but, I enjoyed it! :)!!!
Space...the final frontier....
In the second segment I can't even hear Bertz without Helgeson's voice booming.
sadly it's really hard to hear bertz not sure if there is anything you can do to fix that
Interesting episode. I really found the most interesting part of that interview when he says something like "and there is another game developer who is designing the rocket for the space jump, his name is John Carmack".... Woah. I always knew Carmac had real interest in rocket science but had no idea it was that in-depth. Carmack is really interesting, Richard is too but in terms of game career I never heard of him.
Would love to go into space, also it's weird he sees the earth as SMALL when he's up there. I can't imagine that. I mean when you're floating about it, you can see all/most of the continents in one then yeah the PLANET may seem small but in terms of landmass I'd think it'd feel huge.
Great interview, was interesting learning how Mister Garriott made his way into space.
Great show, though it was really hard to hear Bertz.
Sweet interview with Garriott, can't wait for the documentary to be on Netflix. Sadly, I couldn't hear Bertz at all on the second segment.
Really interesting story, and podcast. Wasn't expecting so much education on the GI podcast! Very nice.
really nice interview.
I really liked this podcast. I've always been really interested in travelling to space so I'm definitely going to check out the documentary. "Space diving" sounds absurdly awesome and something I would do in a second if I had the chance.
Ugh this guy's story was cool but this podcast was a snooze fest =( Sorry I just wasn't feeling it.