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The Return of Gamespeek AND the Real E3! June 5, 2009

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After a long podcasting hiatus, we’re back and excited to talk about our thoughts on this year’s E3! Unfortunately we didn’t make it down this year, but we still watched the press conferences and read the blogs. With all of the huge announcements and incredible games, the true E3 has returned!

Super Mario Galaxy 2! TWO! too! June 3, 2009

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Aaron decides to talk about Mario Galaxy 2 while mocking Chris incessantly.
Guest appearance by Emily Nelson!

Gamespeek Podcast – Episode 45 July 24, 2007

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Gamespeek Podcast – Episode 45

Here is, part two of our E3 episodes with an intro from the NESkimos. As before we didn’t get the opportunity to attend this year we do have our opinions to share about all the goings on during the media and business summit. Some tibits from the podcast: We discuss the not so subtle $100 clearance sale for the 60-gig PLAYSTATION 3 and Chris discusses some games shown at E3.  Now that E3 is all over we wonder: Will it be around next year? Will it continue to be important to those who don’t go? Time will only tell. Check out the rest of the podcast!

Hearts,
Lauren

Gamespeek Podcast – Episode 44 July 15, 2007

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Gamespeek Podcast – Episode 44

Here it is, our E3 episode with an intro courtesy of My Parent’s
Favorite Music
. Although we didn’t get the opportunity to attend this
year we do have our opinions to share about all the goings on during the
media and business summit. Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony reveal some
awesome (and not so awesome) news. Also from the conference there were
big announcements for Rock Band, NCSoft and more. You can check out the
rest by listening in.  Also, if your into it a couple of documentaries
surfaced this week.  A History of Video Game Cartoons: The 1980s
[AZNightBuzz.com] and The History of Zelda Documentary [Zentendo]. Links
courtesy of Kotaku.

Hearts,
Lauren

PST Podcast – Episode 13 May 18, 2006

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PST Podcast – Episode 13

This is our post-E3 extravaganza! Actually we don’t even really talk about E3 too much in this one since our last 3 episodes were dedicated to it… But we do review New Super Mario Brothers, talk about E3 swag that is up for sale on ebay, and give details on our E3 swag give-away!!!

It’s easy to win, you just gotta listen to the podcast to find out how. But just know that 3 people will have some exclusive E3 stuff. And it better not end up on ebay!

PST Podcast – Episode 12 May 12, 2006

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PST Podcast – Episode 12

Sadly, today was our last day at E3. We spent a lot of it playing Xbox 360 and honestly, we were both very impressed by their offering. We were able to see the trailer for Gears of War for the 360 and one of the game designers took us through the first level of the game twice – once through an advanced route for the pros and another way for the newbies. It looked really nice and brought a few needed changes to the first-person shooter genre. For more details on the game and what we thought, check out this episode of the podcast.

Looking back on all of it, I never thought I’d be saying that Sony was the most underwhelming of the big three. Everyone at the show was talking about Nintendo and I was personally most excited for what they were offering. Xbox was also showing games like Viva Pinata, Time Shift, 99 Nights, Test Drive: Unlimited, Too Human and Table Tennis.

I haven’t really mentioned it yet, but I think my favorite game of the expo might be Dead Rising for the Xbox 360 by Capcom. It was so good that I think its going to make me buy a 360. If you don’t know anything about it, it is a zombie game – picture Resident Evil in a mall where you can use anything as a weapon. The graphics and camera angles were awesome, as are the controls. When you are being attacked (eaten) by a zombie the camera zooms in way close until you shake him or her off making it feel very cinematic. The most fun part of the game is picking up random objects and seeing the different ways you can kill zombies. You could use hedge trimmers to remove limbs from the zombies. And because you are in a mall, you can break in to any store and pick up objects. You could even throw cd cases at the zombies to hurt and stun them. Occasionally, your character is surrounded by a lot of zombies (around 100 maybe) and the game still moves smoothly as you plow through them with your weapon of choice.

Enough about that, here’s a list of the games we played or watched on our final day.

Xbox 360
Gears of War
Dead Rising
TimeShift
Moto GP ’06
Saints Row
99 Nights
Viva Pinata
Test Drive: Unlimited
Too Human
Eragon

Nintendo DS
The Legend of Zelda DS
Mario Vs. Donkey Kong 2

Playstation 2
Yakuza
Super Dragon Ball Z

Playstation 3
Hundred Swords

PSP
Rush
Mortal Kombat: Unchained
Loco Roco

PC
Guild Wars: Factions

PST Podcast – Episode 11 May 11, 2006

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PST Podcast – Episode 11

Wii waited, Wii saw, Wii conquered…

Today, everyone was all about Nintendo. After running with the masses and standing in line for about 2 hours and 15 minutes we made it inside the Nintendo Wii booth (or should I say area). Though it did lead to more waiting, neither of us would have traded the experiences of getting to play and see the Wii games today.

On this show we cover the sweet sweet start to our day and coverage on the games we we’re able to get our hands on (Zelda: Twilight Princess! Red Steel! and more). But also after and exhausting 3 hours we headed back to the DS lite area to play some more titles (Elite Beat Agents!)

Also we didn’t get a chance to mention this in the show, but the trailer for Super Smash Bros.: Brawl was also shown and baby did it look sweet. New characters featured so far are: Wario, Pit, Solid Snake and Meta Knight. I cross my fingers for more new unlockable characters (Sonic the Hedgehog anyone?).

Also we ventured over to what we agreed was a poor presentation by Sony this year. Find out more on our podcast for this week here at Pacific Standard Time.

List of Game Wii Played Today:

Nintendo Wii
Red Steel
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Elebits
Wario Ware: Smooth Moves
Bomberman Land
Excite Truck

Nintendo DS
Children of Mana
Elite Beat Agents
New Super Mario Bros.
Point Blank

Playstation Portable
Socom II

Playstation 2
One Piece: Grand Battle

Xbox 360
Bomberman

Playstation 3
Genji (Working title)

PC
Battleside

P.S. If you did know the Metal Gear Solid Movie was confirmed. We’re poking around for the trailer tomorrow.

PST Podcast – Episode 10 May 11, 2006

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PST Podcast – Episode 10

Here it is! Our first of three podcasts coming to you from the Electronics Entertainment Expo! Enjoy.

PST Press Release May 11, 2006

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Due to our hotel’s shabby wi-fi, we are going to have to wait til tomorrow morning to upload the podcast. We’ll get to the media room around 8 or so, so you can expect it sometime around then. Thanks!

Check out our latest press release.

Let’s Get This Show On the Roll… May 9, 2006

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Besides one of the most painful headaches from my ears being blocked up by the pressure of the plane landing, I am one of the happiest people in the world. I didn’t think I would be here the second time around and I believe this E3 is going to better than last year. We’ll find out after tomorrow, but right now I feel like Nintendo might steal the show.

I’m excited about everything that might be unveiled for the show this week. From what it sounds like, there will be a great deal of things to be playable. I really hope to see Red Steel playable for the Nintendo Wii. Damn I hope I get a chance to at least hold the new controller. We do have a lot of ground to cover and we are crossing our fingers for some meetings, but the overall experience is going to be an event no one could bribe me out of.

I was about to go into a bit of detail on our plans tomorrow, but it seems that we’ll have to get up at 6 and I haven’t had stable session of sleep today. Soooooo people, keep a look out for an update in the morning possibly after the media briefing.