GWJ Conference Call Episode 58

Conference Call

Call of Duty 4, Uncharted, Hellgate London, Guitar Hero 3, Tabula Rasa, Electronic Arts And What It All Means, Moral Quandaries, Your Emails and more!

The games of November continue to roll in as we do our best to keep you up to date! We also discuss the state of EA with all their closures, buyouts, forecasts and other hullabaloo. Big thanks to workbenchmusic for the new tunes! Want to support the show? Hit the Digg link just above (it's fast and easy to register) or review us on iTunes! Read on for show notes.

To contact us, email [email protected]! Send us your thoughts on the show, pressing issues you want to talk about or whatever else is on your mind. You can even send a 30 second audio question or comment (MP3 format please) if you're so inclined.

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree
Audioworks

"Cosmos" - (Workbench) - 0:42:08
"Crocodile Tears" - Zoo (Workbench) - 1:01:37

Comments

While I agree that one could tool a demo to be awesome but the game "eh" I can't actually remember a time when I've been stoked enough by a demo to buy a game and then regret it.

Sorry for the late comment, but I was behind on my podcasts again. Thanks for reading my e-mail and discussing my comments, which I sent too late for the previous podcast. I'm glad that the e-mail was still relevant, even if the Mason-Dixon comment wasn't anymore.

Great show as always. I especially related to the discussion about meeting game-playing friends. I'm still in school, so I'm able to find people to play board games, card games, role-playing games, etc. easily through a club on campus. But computer games have been more difficult. Steam's community features have helped significantly, but I don't play all my games through Steam. I recently gave Xfire another try, and it seems significantly more robust and stable than it was a few years back, when I last installed it.

I'm a little concerned that, once I enter the "real world" next year, I won't be able to find another regular gaming crew, but I figure that, with all the social networking tools around these days, it shouldn't be too difficult. Still, any advice on the best way to find gamer friends in a new town? Any good websites for finding/recruiting people for a gamer crew? And don't say Craig's List or eBay...

Seriously, I think trying to do that online anonymously may yield some unsavory characters, but it sure would be easier than calling around to find an appropriate gaming store/community. Maybe I should just post on the GWJ forums once I know where I'm going to be.

JediK809 wrote:

Sorry for the late comment, but I was behind on my podcasts again. Thanks for reading my e-mail and discussing my comments, which I sent too late for the previous podcast. I'm glad that the e-mail was still relevant, even if the Mason-Dixon comment wasn't anymore.

Great show as always. I especially related to the discussion about meeting game-playing friends. I'm still in school, so I'm able to find people to play board games, card games, role-playing games, etc. easily through a club on campus. But computer games have been more difficult. Steam's community features have helped significantly, but I don't play all my games through Steam. I recently gave Xfire another try, and it seems significantly more robust and stable than it was a few years back, when I last installed it.

I'm a little concerned that, once I enter the "real world" next year, I won't be able to find another regular gaming crew, but I figure that, with all the social networking tools around these days, it shouldn't be too difficult. Still, any advice on the best way to find gamer friends in a new town? Any good websites for finding/recruiting people for a gamer crew? And don't say Craig's List or eBay...

Seriously, I think trying to do that online anonymously may yield some unsavory characters, but it sure would be easier than calling around to find an appropriate gaming store/community. Maybe I should just post on the GWJ forums once I know where I'm going to be.

I'm in Salisbury, and am not unsavory. I, contrary to popular thought, taste quite good.

I'm in Salisbury, and am not unsavory. I, contrary to popular thought, taste quite good.

The more I think on this statement, the more troubled I am.

Elysium wrote:
Vrikk wrote:

I'm in Salisbury, and am not unsavory. I, contrary to popular thought, taste quite good.

The more I think on this statement, the more troubled I am.

I second Elysium's remark, but I do appreciate the implicit offer to hang out. I'm up at school in Pennsylvania most of the year, but maybe at some point, we can arrange a meet-up of all the Salisburian GWJers, i.e. the two of us. Maybe play co-op Halo 3, as I don't have a 360 and am dying to get through the single-player campaign in that.