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Command Prompt Podcast, Episode 56

by Jonathan Downin in GamesAugust 11th, 2009 @ 9:11 pm

Command PromptBattle.net’s part in the StarCraft 2 delay is discussed here and it has the whole crew lamenting their impatience.  With the recent network issues that have been striking games such as Battlefield 1943 and Fat Princess it is probably for the best that Blizzard takes its time in making sure that everything is in place since the rush to play SC 2 online is going to be insane.  Jason feels that Battle.net is not the only issue here with the game itself just not quite at a place where it will be finished in time for release this year.

Jason had a chance to give Dragon Age some time and he is sharing some minimal details here, but the group quickly moves onto IGN’s recent, highly controversial Top 25 PC Games of All Time list.  Many were upset about the placement of titles on the list, but the biggest outcry was about perceived omissions.  Jason and Steve try to defend many of the decisions by playing the “subjective” card while Staci and Marrissa point out some seemingly blatant omissions.

They are aware of the problem, but the audio quality leaves a lot to be desired on this one.

The wonderful thing about Top 25 lists is that they invariably make everyone angry because we invariably snubbed their favorite game. Apparently, even our recent Top 25 PC Games of All Time muffled some feathers on the podcast, so now you can hear our fervent defense of X-Com, as well as our reason for snubbing so many others.

And Jason’s been playing Dragon Age: Origins and loving it. Moreover, he’s the only one who’s been playing Dragon Age, which means he’s been rubbing it into the others. While he can’t talk a lot about the game, he does try to describe why it’s knocking his socks off. Finally, Staci is giving away some Champions Online goodness, so listen to find out how you can win.

Finally, yes, we wish the audio quality was better, too. We brought in some brand new USB headset this week, thinking the problem was our old headset, but there’s still some static. It’s getting to the point where the culprit might be a Mac. Does Apple suck at audio? Quite possibly.

Runtime – 1:03:06

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