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The GameSpy Debriefings #116

by Jon Cole in GamesMarch 5th, 2010 @ 9:58 pm
GameSpy Debriefings

For the past few weeks, Anthony has been asking a question of the listeners for some audience participating, last time soliciting stories about some of the hardest games you’ve played.  Many of the mentioned games are either older, NES-era games or games lacking proper checkpointing or level design.  In a similar light, Ryan has been playing a lot of Mega Man 10, admitting that it’s hard but with the caveat that most of the game is easily memorized.

Anthony hits on the Portal 2 ARG content, pointing out that Valve is one of very few companies that could actually pull something like that off and have an attentive enough fanbase to get valuable PR out of such a niche offering.  In the news vein, the ApocalyPS3 comes up as well, which ultimately boiled down to boring console fanboy wars after the issue was swiftly resolved.

Since the guys didn’t record an episode of the show last week, they briefly hit on the Nintendo Media Summit, mostly discussion Metroid: The Other M and some of the strange sexual tension in some of the game’s footage.  The show closes out with some breaking news about the Infinity Ward scandal (not really breaking at this point, though enlightening nonetheless).

Covered games and topics: difficult games (Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Battletoads, Runescape, Back to the Future (NES), Earth Defense Force, Demon’s Souls), Heavy Rain, Mega Man 10, Portal 2, Metroid: The Other M, Infinity Ward Scandal, Battlefield: Bad Company 2

The Brians, Ryan, and Anthony found some time to get into the studio this week, taping a little bit longer show in order to appease the hordes who we disappointed last week with our failure to record. Okay, you probably didn’t even notice we were gone, but we still feel bad about it… kinda.

Join us this week as we talk about Mega Man 10, a little Battlefield Bad Company 2, and read most of the letters you’ve sent in the past two weeks. Thanks so much to everyone who wrote to us!

Runtime – 1:02:47

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