Episode 174 (02/22/10) – The One Where We Never Get to What’cha Been Playing

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This week! We have Sega’s Ethan Einhorn drop by as a guest and don’t even get around to the normal What’cha Been Playing segment. But it’s still an interesting podcast for a variety of reasons. We talk about…well, a lot. Digital downloads, game prices, iPhone games, XBLA, DLC, etc. Just listen.

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Running time: 1:36:32

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3 Comments

  1. Posted February 21, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    You guys are totally wrong. I’m with CJ. Noby Noby Boy is friggin’ awesome. It’s the perfect decompression game to relax with and waste some time while I’m on the PS3 or if I’m waiting for someone to get on PSN.

    The iPhone version is even better because I often find myself in situations while I’m waiting long enough to play with an application on my phone but don’t have enough time to invest myself in one of the more intensive “official games” on the iPhone. A similar kind of game to look to is Pocket God.

    Plus, I would rather spend $1.99 on Noby Noby Boy than full price on a next generation console game that doesn’t deliver. /nerd rage over

  2. Posted February 24, 2010 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    Great episode, I felt very identified with the discussion about large backlog of games. While I agree that sometimes it is hard to avoid the temptation to buy a new release even though you still haven’t finished the titles you already have, it is without question that finding a excellent game for cheap is an opportunity hard to pass by. Most of my game collection is made up of second hand and discounted titles.

    The ways I deal with this issue are the following: I make a list of the games I’ve not yet played and draw one name at random as the next game to beat, play it and finish it regardless. Second, (and I know this one doesn’t apply to you guys) I decided against buying any new consoles. I’m happy playing my last gen titles as it is. I could buy a 360 or PS3 but that would only mean continuing the endless cycle of buying new games and increasing my backlog further. Once I’m completely done with my backlog, then I’ll buy new hardware. Besides, by then, a lot of the titles I’ll want to play will be really cheap.

  3. wrong
    Posted February 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    wow could ethan be so wrong about odst being so far behind mw2, the halo gameplay is so distinct. I’m a PC gamer and even I can recognize that…

    I hate MW2 bring back classic Call of Duty! Bad Company 2 is such a better game.

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