GWJ Conference Call Episode 30

Conference Call

Spider-Man 3, The Sam & Max Series Finale, Catan, An Interview With Big Huge Games' Brian Reynolds, Talking To Gamers, Threads, News and more!

We're very pleased to have Brian Reynolds, the CEO and lead designer at Big Huge Games on the show this week! Rise of Nations? Rise of Legends? Settlers of Catan on Xbox Live? Big new next-gen RPG? Yeah, that guy. Rob also gets to gush about his new PC, we talk about the new wave of gaming PR and much, much more!

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The Links
Spider-Man 3
Sam & Max
Settlers of Catan
Big Huge Games
Toribash

Threads of the Week:
1) Splinter Cell Conviction Revealed - Rat Boy
2) Steam - New "Stuff" coming - Spunior
3) An open dialog on game dialogue - TheWanderer

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks

"One Big Holiday" My Morning Jacket The Wired CD - 0:33:29
"Small Comfort" - Apoplexia (Benoit Casey) - 0:51:10
"Terra" - Chico Correa & Electronic Band - 1:07:40

Comments

How come no questions on what the future of RoN or RoL? I dont care about no namby pamby board game!

psu_13 wrote:

I don't know much about "community" but I do know that David Jaffe is mostly an immature juvenile jerk.

This works OK for him in God of War, since the game is really just an immature juvenile power trip for a jerk.

It's not really all that valuable a life skill for other arenas though. I don't see any reason to really pay attention to what he has to say.

I'm inclined to agree. God of War fell into the paradox of being rated Mature but being very immature. God of War was a lot of fun but often felt like the stream of consciousness design of a child with a violent and sexual imagination.

The Conference Calls makes the front page of Joystiq! And it's only 1 of 2 podcasts that is linked before the break.

McChuck wrote:

God of War fell into the paradox of being rated Mature but being very immature.

Couldn't have said it better if wordsmythe penned it.

fangblackbone wrote:

How come no questions on what the future of RoN or RoL? I dont care about no namby pamby board game!

A scintillating "no comment" would just take up precious air time

souldaddy wrote:

The Conference Calls makes the front page of Joystiq! And it's only 1 of 2 podcasts that is linked before the break.

McChuck wrote:

God of War fell into the paradox of being rated Mature but being very immature.

Couldn't have said it better if wordsmythe penned it.

But I sure could make it sound dirtier!