Conference Call

GWJ Conference Call Episode 138

inFamous, Fight Night Round 4, Red Faction Multiplayer, PR Boasts and Blunders, Your Emails and more!

It's E3 week and we're pretty much not going to talk about it at all! Considering how much coverage is flying around out there, you can consider this a favor. Instead, we talk about some of the bigger PR gaffes over the past decade and the kind of marketing we can get behind. If you want to submit a question or comment call in to our voicemail line at (612) 284-4563.

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outtro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks

"Atlantis" - Sketchbook (Pneuman) - - 0:35:01
"George" (Benoit Casey) - - 0:56:14


"yeah, word! uh,!"

Awesome line.

Elysium wrote:

For those who care, I've decided that when I buy I'll buy locally. I'll probably haggle a bit, but in the long run I realized I like driving past that corner and seeing that store there. Just as we rely on our community to shell out a few bucks here and there for the kind of things they can get easily and cheaper elsewhere, it doesn't seem unreasonable to me to reciprocate. I'm not saying accepting higher prices should just be acceptable, but in this case the difference is relatively small enough that I'm comfortable paying the premium.

Local stores are fun. We're lucky to have a thriving local video game store and a thriving local board game store. There's something very nice about walking into a store where you've known the owner for a decade and where they give you a discount because they like you, or you did some computer work for them in the past. It feels good and it's great to know that they're there.


Certis wrote:

Interesting how "rampant" our negativity gets when we have reasonable issues with a given game. Unless you really want us to spend half an hour per game, making sure every side and perspective is offered, I'm not sure we'll keep our producer with four hour shows to edit

I guess the glowing Red Faction love doesn't count toward our positivity karma meter.

No. It doesn't. I like inFamous. There was a point in this podcast where you (Certis) seemed angry at Cory. Like really angry. I just wouldn't play games if they made me that angry, personally.

larrymadill wrote:

I bought inFamous and am enjoying I think a bit more than the guys on the podcast, but I can't really say anything they said is totally out of line. Pretty right on, honestly.

Same. I just don't understand finishing a game you hate. Something about it must have been fun enough to finish it.