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We break down two big games, plus talk news from D.I.C.E. and new next-gen rumors.
Host Matt Helgeson is joined by Tim Turi, Dan Ryckert, and Bryan Vore to talk about Dead Space 3, the latest in EA's sci-fi horror franchise. Dead Space 3 brings some changes to the series, like a new weapon crafting system and controversial microtransactions. The guys also talk about the game's excellent multiplayer, and whether or not Tim is a weirdo. Next up is a more freeform segment, akin to our old Gamer Guerilla Radio shows. Matt welcomes Adam Biessener, Jeff Marchiafava, and Joe Juba to the podcast studio to discuss a number of topics, including a possible Gabe Newell/J.J. Abrams collaboration on a Half-Life film, controversial Heavy Rain creator David Cage, Sony's upcoming announcement of the PlayStation 4, and rumors that Microsoft's next console might require an "always-on" Internet connection and/or lock out used games.
Finally, Tim returns so he and Matt can talk about Sanzaru's excellent reboot of the Sly Cooper series, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.
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So far, DS3 for me is fun, but (1) it's actually harder(maybe because I'm doing 360 instead of PC), and (2), there's near-to-no tie in to the end of Dead Space 2, which really isn't great IMO-no explanation of how Isaac got to that station I think. (maybe i missed it, idk).
More excitement for February 20th now that it looks like my tax refund money will hit right around there in case there is a sudden need to preorder something.
That was a great podcast. I really liked the more open 2nd segment and would love to see more like it more frequently.
Also Matt the Sly Collection came out in November 2010, so it has been a while. I'd love to see more 3D platformers too. It is one of my favorite types of games, so it is a bummer there are so few of them now. I'm glad at least the new 3D Mario game will be at E3.
awesome job guys keep it up.
Anyone else Fired up about this crazyness to stop playing used games. Its ridiculous that the video game industry thinks this is a good idea. If I have a dvd and want my friend to watch it his dvd player or blu-ray depending on your fancy isnt going to spit it out and say oh no this is own by this guy. I just think its insane and really MSFT and Sony's way of trying to put Gamestop out of business. And push their own goals towards direct digital distribution.
Dead Space 3 is awesome
I hope those rumours about the next XBOX aren't true since if they require only new games to be played on it then i won't even buy since 95% of the games I buy are used it would be a waste of money to buy a system I can't use.
Really looking forward to playing Thieves in Time, but I gotta get Sly 3 under my belt first.
Great podcast as always. I really enjoy these. I didn't know some of these things about the next generation of consoles, so it was interesting to hear some of that.
Wonderful GI Show! Great to hear that both Dead Space 3 and the new Sly Cooper game are hits. Also, loved the talk about Dice and the next-gen consoles.
Great casting, I love hearing industry news.
Also,Helgeson, you are the greatest asset GI has in my mind. You may not know it but your chill demeanor on the GI Show and currently the Blue Stinger Replay are what keep me watching/listening to every single episode so far. Keep it up!
Great show as always! Keep up the good work.
Wanted to comment about the comment that was made about the 'always on' possability for the next gen of x-box. I work as a phone/chat/email tech support for a company that makes routers and modems (DLS and Cable): I belive there are a number of people who have broadband and might even have a computer and not know they can connect the two. Or they have one and not the other. This might sound shocking but once you start dealing with people who do not even know what I would consider simple things. What is the operating system of your computer? Can the device connect to a wireless network? Do you know how to connect to a wireless network with this device?
I mean it is not like I am asking them to open a command line and start changing code. (although on a rare occation I have helped a person to do that) We are dealing with the differnece between Neanderthal vs Cro Magnon. I think it would be a mistake on Microsoft's part if they made a console that you HAD to have the Kinect, or HAD to have a constant internet connection. (notice i did not even touch the lack of many to get a reliable internet connection. There are people out there that still have a Dial up connection)
Just my two cents worth.