GWJ Conference Call Episode 291

Conference Call

Risen 2, Awesomenauts, Trine 2, Sniper Elite V2, An Interview With Sean McBride About Tribes Ascend!, Your Emails and more!

This week Shawn, Julian and Allen are joined by Sean McBride from Hi-Rez Studios to talk about Tribes Ascend!

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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Awesomenauts
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Super Monday Night Combat
Risen 2
Sniper Elite V2

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Show credits

Music credits: 

Intro/Outtro Music - Ian Dorsch, Willowtree Audioworks

Flag Song 2 - Tribes Ascend - http://account.hirezstudios.com/trib... - 0:26:18

Main Theme - Trine 2 - http://trine2.com/ - 49:53

Comments

And here is this week's rundown, sponsored by the good folks at HuangDi Cordyceps Exporters Ltd. Co. Inc., which operates under the theme of "tirelessly and relentlessly striving to promote and propagate the benefits of cordyceps in the world!"

00.01.17 Tribes: Ascend Playdate
00.05.13 Super Monday Night Combat
00.06.52 Awesomenauts
00.11.21 Risen 2
00.16.54 Trine 2
00.21.38 Sniper Elite V2
00.26.44 Tribes: Ascend Interview!
00.50.26 Your emails!

Question, what is the music that plays after the interview with Sean McBride, starts at 49:50?

maverickz wrote:

Question, what is the music that plays after the interview with Sean McBride, starts at 49:50?

We stick the music in the show notes.

Flag Song 2 - Tribes Ascend - http://account.hirezstudios.com/trib... - 0:26:18

Main Theme - Trine 2 - http://trine2.com/ - 49:53

Certis wrote:
maverickz wrote:

Question, what is the music that plays after the interview with Sean McBride, starts at 49:50?

We stick the music in the show notes.

Flag Song 2 - Tribes Ascend - http://account.hirezstudios.com/trib... - 0:26:18

Main Theme - Trine 2 - http://trine2.com/ - 49:53

Good grief! I apologize. I see it right freakin' there. Ugh, long morning.

All this talk about Trine 2 makes me realize it (and the original game) have been sitting in my Steam account not getting any love I will have to address this with Demyx once we grow tired of Diablo III.

I'm really hoping that with all this attention on Tribes and Super MNC that we'll start seeing more classic style FPS games going F2P. I know Quake Live exists, but I would absolutely love a F2P version of Unreal Tournament at this point. It's great seeing some big name alternatives to the current modern/WW2 era shooter trend.

NE = Nebraska....

Another great show guys, thanks for answering my email (I'm always so please when you read my mail). I asked about the health of the market in the face of so many games coming out. I was thinking the large number of choices coming at us might create another great video industry crash. Can the niche markets survive without the "alpha gamers"?

NE = Nebraska....

Another great show guys, thanks for answering my email (I'm always so please when you read my mail). I asked about the health of the market in the face of so many games coming out. I was thinking the large number of choices coming at us might create another great video industry crash. Can the niche markets survive without the "alpha gamers"?

For the record, Chicago can handle just about any convention that Vegas can. We have, for starters, the largest convention center in the western hemisphere.

Thanks for responding to my email! This year is the first year I have been able to go to Pax, even though I live in Portland. I'm a teacher, so a conference the weekend before school begins is a little rough. This year, we decided to try it out, and we're able to get two day tickets. I have heard many great things about the conference, so I hope it continues to be in Seattle. Los Vegas is a long way from here. I support setting up a third Pax (Pax Central?) rather than moving Pax Prime.

If you have the capability to do so try Trine 2 in 3D. One of the best implementations on PC that I've seen.

I heartily endorse the "demo only" approach to Sniper Elite V2. I mentioned this in the game's catch-all, but the demo is so enjoyable that I don't want to spoil the experience with the game proper.

Edit: I've also been getting Tribes, Trine, and Trials mixed up this whole podcast. I thought Trials had the amazing intro, and for the first five minutes of the interview, I thought it was about Trine 2: you can get really high up? Neat. Huh, he was really young when Trine 1 came out? How is that—oh.