CastMedium Podcast 092 – PTW ahoy!

cmpbluelogoOkay people, this is it, for real. This is the last episode of the CastMedium Podcast. Not too much explanation needed other than we are taking this show into new territory. Game Thing Daily, and the recently launch Tech Thing Daily, are where we are doing our thing now, so it only makes sense to do this thing, there. We will still be doing a weekly podcast, and it will still be Jon, Erik and myself — just a little different. The CastMedium Podcast is transmogrifying into Podcast Thing Weekly

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CastMedium Podcast 091 – Media Consumption Corner #6

cmpbluelogoIt’s time for another Media Consumption corner, and guess what, here’s a fat list of topics: Games Uncharted 3 Beta (Jon & Erik) Team Fortress 2 (Jon) Dungeon Raid (Jon) Alpha Protocol (Erik) Frozen Synapse (Jonathan) Movies Dear Zachary (Erik) Splice (Jonathan) Television Star Trek: The Next Generation (Jon) Deadwood (Erik) Treme (Jonathan) BSG (Jonathan) Curb (Jonathan) Music Destroyer – Kaputt (Erik) AV Club – Summer Break covers (Erik) Whatever Else Game of Thrones book dropped on July 12th Erik

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CastMedium Podcast 089 – Next-gen console talk

cmpbluelogoThis week is all about next-gen systems. I have been known to get excited about new hardware, and I am fully ready for some 1080p anti-aliased goodness — Erik and Jon, not so much. We cover the full gamut of recent rumors surrounding the alleged presence of next-gen Xbox development kits, the Wii U, importance of services going forward, Sony’s stance in the hardware game and much more. Jump in and get a taste of what our pre-show conversations are like every week. Also, Summer jams and struts

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CastMedium Podcast 088 – XBLA & Summer of Arcade talk

cmpbluelogoErik is out this week so we rangled in Ross to fill the empty seat. Along with Jon, Ross takes care of business over at XBLAfans, so we thought it only fitting to talk XBLA and the forthcoming Summer of Arcade. Trenched just hit XBLA this week, and Ross reviewed it for XBLAfans, so we start off with that. Then it is on to the games of Summer of Arcade: Bastion, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, From Dust, Fruit Ninja Kinect and Toy Soldiers: Cold War. We also hit the announcement of Halo

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CastMedium Podcast 087 – Media Consumption Corner #5

cmpbluelogoTt’s time for another round of media, but we do briefly hit some Apple stuff from WWDC before jumping into the show proper. In games it is a mix of throwbacks and new technology. I spend a few contradiction-filled minutes talking about Dream:scape (I really do like it) and then hit some DarkStar One. Then it is on to Jon who has finally made the plunge into OnLive. Jon kicks off movies with some X-Men: First Class talk, and then I hit a trio of documentaries from HBO

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CastMedium Podcast 086 – E3 2011 talk

cmpbluelogoIt’s all over. E3 2011 has come to a close and there was a lot of great stuff announced, revealed and on show. We briefly touch on our predictions from last week and recap that we were pretty spot on, but we also realized in hind-sight that we weren’t really too ambitious with our predictions. We hit the big 3 in our discussion starting with the Wii U. Opinions get a little divided on Nintendo’s forthcoming console/controller, but we can all agree that it’s at least interesting

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CastMedium Podcast 085 – E3 2011 predictions talk

cmpbluelogoLast week started our run-up to E3, but this week is when we really get into it. We spend a full 50+ minutes talking about what we expect to come out of the big show this year. There should be plenty of exciting announcements at the show, and we spend plenty of time talking about what we expect from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Once we get through the big 3 we hit some smaller topics and get lost in a world where J Allard is behind everything, and nothing we know is real

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CastMedium Podcast 084 – Significant E3 moments in history talk

cmpbluelogoWe are less than 2 weeks away from E3 and we are already getting into the spirit of things. Sparked by a conversation on last week’s Weekend Confirmed, we are looking back at the E3′s of yore and trying to pinpoint some of the introductions and announcements that have had a lasting impact on gaming as we know it. We took a look at good ‘ol Wikipedia and pulled the biggest announcements from each year and spend time hitting the topics in bold: ’95 – PS1 & Saturn ’96 – N64 unveiling, Super Mario 64

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CastMedium Podcast 083 – Media Consumption Corner #4

cmpbluelogoIt’s that time again where we look back over the media-related items that we have been consuming and we have a long list of things this time around. There is a lot of great stuff in here, but even if you are not going to look into all of the things we mention this time around, do yourself a favor and catch the 2 videos below. They are both music related, but they are both amazing in their own rights. Michael Bolton – Straight out of Compton — Someone make this happen. TV The Wire Game of Thrones Sherlock Ken Burns

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CastMedium Podcast 082 – Google I/O talk

cmpbluelogoGoogle annual I/O conference is taking place this week and there have been some big announcements. We have all of the day 1 stuff covered here, including Google Music Beta, YouTube movie rentals, Ice Cream Sandwich and Google TV. Google Music Beta is the most interesting of this bunch and it is pretty comparable to Amazon’s Cloud storage music offering. YouTube movie rentals is also an interesting development, but it doesn’t seem to offer much over many of the other rental services that are already out there. Follow us: @castmedium Jonathan

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CastMedium Podcast 080 – Media Consumption Corner #3

cmpbluelogoWe are back to talking about what we’ve been playing, watching and listening to this week — that’s right, music gets some time too. Here’s the list: Games  Tiger Woods 12 Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes HD Portal 2 Co-op Section 8: Prejudice Death Rally Fling Movies Red Box Hanna Music Arcade Fire/The National The XX Jon and I had a few “discussions” regarding The Fast & the Furious franchise, Tron: Legacy and the Black Eyed Peas

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CastMedium Podcast 078 – Games marketing talk

cmpbluelogoLeading up to the release of Portal 2 next week there has been an onslaught of marketing. The latest ARG was enough to get us thinking about games’ marketing in general, so that’s what we are talking about this week. ARGs, cross-promotions, demos, side games, cross media releases– we hit it all. Let us know what kind of marketing appeals to you in the comments. Follow us: @castmedium Jonathan Downin

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CastMedium Podcast Awards 2010: Jonathan’s picks

tellemstevedave3)  Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave I have been a long-time listener of director Kevin’s Smith’s podcast, Smodcast. Although the tone has changed a bit in the last year, it is a classic in my books. When it was announced that Kevin’s long-time friends Brian Johnson and Walter Planegan would starting their own podcast, I was skeptical at best. Boy was a wrong. Brian and Walt, along with Brian Quinn, deliver a show that feels more honest than almost anything else out there. There is no theme to this podcas

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CastMedium Podcast Awards 2010: Erik’s picks

irrationalinterviews3)  Irrational Interviews I’ve said before that one of my favorite experiences is listening to smart people talk about smart things; and I realized this year that many of favorite shows provide this almost every week.  The Gianbomb, IGN, and other crews are all hilarious and entertaining; but really, they’re generally smart guys and girls who are talking on subjects they are passionate about

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CastMedium Podcast Awards 2010: Ross’s picks

playerone3)  The Sound Test A combination of two of my favourite things, Ray Barnholt and video game music. Every two weeks Ray would lovingly craft a playlist of game music that was always a dream to listen to. Often incredibly eclectic each weeks musical selection could contain anything from the newest triple A title to an obscure game never released outside of Japan. Sadly when Ray was let go of 1UP The Sound Test went with him, we can only hope that when he finds his feet the show can return in some form

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CastMedium Podcast Awards 2010: Alex’s picks

idlethumbs3) Short podcasts This is a bit of a cheat, but since I bought a fancy phone that automatically trawls RSS feeds for new podcasts, I’ve found myself breaking up marathons like the Bombcast with quick, minutes-long shows. CBC Radio 3: New Music Canada Track of the Day. Simply a short preamble from CBC’s Lana Gay, or a guest host, and one track of independent music from Canada. web | iTunes | rss The Onion Radio News is the quickest here. At a minute long, it’s the most compact way to enjoy the Onion

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Mobcast 88: Cheering at press events, lesser-known 1 titles, video-game word association, and more

MobcastmobGamePro’s AJ Glasser returns to the Mobcast, along with regulars Shoe, Brett, and Aaron. First off, Brett asks which unsung games of 2011 the crew are looking forward to. They talk about downloadable games such as Stacking, Ilomilo, and Raskulls; The Sims: Medeval; PilotWings for the 3DS; Child of Eden, which could make interesting use of motion-control and music; the design tools in Little Big Planet 2; and obscure Japanese role-playing game Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll. Shoe

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CastMedium Podcast 081 – PSN and Project Cafe talk

cmpbluelogoGet ready for a romp of a show this week because we are hitting 2 huge stories. First up is the PSN debacle and all that is surrounding this situation. We get through the details quick and focus on the fallout that may follow in relation to not only PSN users, but also the development community. The “Welcome Back Package” also garners a few harsh words. Then it is on to the Wii 2, purported code named Project Cafe. I am overly excited at the rumors, so Jon and Erik bring the more pragmatic responses

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CastMedium Podcast 090 – Google+ talk

cmpbluelogoGoogle launched their Facebook competitor last week in Google+. Jon and I managed to force or way into the early roll-out and we have a LOT to say about our experience. Erik, in his typical curmudgeony fashion, is not in on G+, and he finds it difficult to muster any enthusiasm about a new social network. Since we record on Tuesday nights, we missed Facebook’s announcement on Wednesday. Luckily for you, Jon and I did an extra 10 minutes on Facebook’s new addition of video chat and tacked it onto the end of this one.

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CastMedium Podcast 079 – Portal 2 talk

cmpbluelogoIt’s all Portal 2 this week. Jon and I just barely managed to finish the game in time to talk about it on the show this week, and we don’t hold back. We hit the story, technical elements, PS3 Steam impressions and what we expect and would like to see for the future of the Portal franchise. Does that sound like a lot? Well maybe that’s because it is. Also, be warned, we don’t hold back on the spoilers, so it would probably be wise to hold off on this episode until you have finished the game. Follow us: @castmedium Jonathan

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CastMedium Podcast Awards 2010: Jon’s picks

radiolabRadiolab This American Life has been my go-to podcast to evangelize newcomers to my medium of choice for the longest time. Radiolab has come around this year and usurped that throne without breaking a sweat. Each episode tackles a broad topic in a mostly scientific way, exploring the sensation of falling, the passage of time, the placebo effect, or any number of seemingly mundane things. Host Jad Abumrad and his crew assemble interviews with experts in a particular field or people with an interesting story into a cohesive story

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