Category Archives: Level Up – Podcast

Level Up – Episode 6: Episode 1?

Aaaand we’re back! It’s been a while, but we’ve finally gotten our collective shit together and just in time. There’s sooo much to talk about. I don’t even know how we managed to cover everyth—what’s that? It’s just press releases? Oh, um…

I guess we can bide our time with Fingle and Hero Academy on our iOS devices, Resident Evil 6 trailers in our eyes, and yearning in our, uh, hearts. I mean, we might even talk about the Wii U and the new Neo Geo! Who knows!

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Level Up – Episode 5: GDC and PlayStation Move

GDC is wrapping up tomorrow, but the biggest news probably already happened. Well, according to Britton, the second biggest piece of news, but regardless, some shizz went down. Obviously, we’re talking about the PlayStation Move announcement from Peter Dille & co. during the Sony keynote on Wednesday. This motion controller revelation trumped even the OnLive official launch date announcement, which is pretty hard to do.

As you’ll notice, I didn’t mention what Britton went gaga over. You’ll just have to listen to find out.

Listen here or download direct.

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Level Up – Episode 4: Infinity Ward and Activision Saga

This little guy was recorded a while ago, but we just now got around to posting it. It is still, however, pretty relevant considering nothing much in the way of news has cropped up since Britton and I discussed the previously furtive events over at Infinity Ward, all sparked by a fantastically titillating breaking story from G4. Listen here or download direct.
Your thoughts?

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Level Up – Episode 3: Mobile and iPad Gaming Potential

After a holiday hiatus, and one super lazy editor taking forever to post it here (sorry), Episode 3 of Level Up is online.

Tim Poon and I discuss mobile gaming, from its sorry past to its interesting, iPhone fueled present, to its iPad and Windows Mobile 7 potential. Along the way, we get very sidetracked and talk about retro gaming.

Level Up – Episode 3

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Level Up – Episode 2: Holiday Gift Guide

N64 KidWith the holidays creeping up on us, we figured it’d be a good time to go over some of our top picks for presents to request, give, or steal from your local electronics store.

Just kidding, don’t actually steal stuff (if you do, though, we’d love it if you threw some love our way). While you’re not breaking the law, though, you should listen to episode 2 of Level Up, or download it to listen later:

Fighting:Street Fighter IV Ryu

  • Street Fighter IV
  • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

Platformer:

Shooter:

Action / Adventure:Assassin's Creed II Ezio Dive

Puzzle / Strategy:

  • Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
  • Halo Wars

Racing:Need for Speed: Shift

  • Need for Speed: Shift
  • DiRT 2
  • Forza Motorsport 3

Rhythm:

RPG:

  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story

Sports:FIFA Soccer 10

  • FIFA Soccer 10
  • NHL 10
  • MLB 09: The Show

Downloadables:

  • Shadow Complex
  • Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
  • Fat Princess
  • Flower

The site that Britton mentioned for those free iPhone games is Appvent Calendar, which is actually a pretty clever and fitting name. Blacksmith Games, the people behind this freebie treasure trove, is handing out a new free iPhone game each day until Christmas, so get them while they last!

And just for the record, I do play a lot of sports games when I get the chance; find me back in 2006, and you’ll rarely see me not playing a 2K sports game. I just don’t own a lot of them because given a choice between a barely revised annual iteration of Madden or an epic cinematic experience like Uncharted 2, I’ll choose Uncharted 2.

Also, just to clarify, I was talking about playing with multiple people on the same team with sports games in the podcast. 4 players with FIFA or NHL = fun, 4 players with NBA = trouble, and, just for completeness, 4 players with a football game = boring for everyone except the quarterback.

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Level Up – Episode 1: Spike Video Game Awards Preview

Spike VGA 2009 LogoHere is the premiere episode of our new podcast Level Up! You’ll hear us discuss the Spike Video Game Awards and highlight a few of the categories such as Game of the Year, Best Voice, and Most Anticipated Game and plenty more.

We’d love to hear some feedback, but keep in mind this is our maiden voyage into the podcasting sea, so be gentle. Listen here or download it directly.

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