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Command Prompt Podcast, Episode 38

by Jonathan Downin in GamesMarch 3rd, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

Command PromptEmpire: Total War is the big game this week.  Steve Butts reviewed it for IGN and gave it one of the highest rating that the IGN PC team has given out in recent memory, a 9.5.  This is higher than the 9.0 they gave Dawn of War II, which was hyped up as one of the biggest recent PC releases and has even gone on to outsell the WOW Lich King expansion this week.

Tom Clancy’s EndWar, which released on consoles late last year, is coming out soon and Jason isn’t exactly loving it.  The game seem to be suffering a common case of consolitis which seems to be going around for a lot of PC titles these days.  It’s a bad time for a so-so RTS to come out.

Street Fighter IV has been delayed to summer and has the guys waiting.  The game has been universally praised but leaves some wondering– why bother?  By the time it comes out wouldn’t anyone who really wanted it have bought it already?  It seems like an in-front-of-the-TV sort of game anyway.  Hopefully the released arcade sticks will work on PC since they are USB.  Do you care about the PC release?

The big news this week belongs to a very big game. Empire: Total War hit shelves both physical and virtual today, and the IGN PC Team talks about it. In particular, we let Steve do all the talking, because in the almost 10 years that he’s been an IGN staffer, he has never, ever rated a game as high as he rated Empire. It’s that good. We also answer a bunch of Empire-related questions that our listeners have asked. If you have a question that you want answered, or if you have a comment, feel free to post it on the comments thread below.

In other news, we talk about Tom Clancy’s EndWar, Street Fighter IV, and briefly discuss Quake Live. That’s about it, as we’re always in a hurry around here, especially today, as Jason has to take off for a secret meeting. But don’t worry, you’ll know about it later this week.

Runtime – 50:00

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