I’m not sure about you guys, but I listen to a lot of gaming podcasts during my morning and afternoon commutes. I love listening to them, but I often find myself wanting to react to what’s been said and to learn how others feel about particular episodes and whatnot. I realize that the various gaming sites have boards with threads dedicated to their podcast output, but I’d like to try a discussion thread here in order to avoid the jerks and morons that tend to clog up those boards. Anyway, if I’m the only one that cares, the thread will die a quick death and we can forget it ever happened.
I’m still plowing my way through the epic 3 hour 1upYours from last Friday. It’s an E3 wrapup show that quickly dissolves into drunken shouting. It’s too bad because they had a lot of great guests on, that many times couldn’t seem to get a word in edgewise. Shane in particular dominated the conversation.
My biggest takeaway from the podcast so far is that they completely wussed out when Randy Pitchford was on. Just a day or two before Shawn Elliott had been on ripping Gearbox’s presentation of Borderlands, yet Garnett and Shane never took the opportunity to ask Pitchford about it. I would’ve loved to have heard his counter to Shawn’s assessment that the presentation was way too “rah rah”.
I did enjoy Denis Dyack taking a chance to rip Unreal Engine 3 a little bit. I wish he’d gone into specific criticisms of the engine to support his statement that it’s not good, especially in light of the fact that a lot of pretty good games have been made with it.