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Mobcast 70: Motion-Control Showdown, Bitmob 2.0, and more

by Alex Martin in Games1530 days ago

Carlos Rodela of Chemical Bun Productions (stick with it and he’ll explain that name) joins Shoe, Aaron, and Brett for four gamers, five topics. First, a simple question — PlayStation Move or Xbox Kinect? For those uninterested in their gaming applications, controlling Netflix and Last.fm by waving could be interesting with Kinect. Shoe’s interested in Move’s physical presence, and Brett is looking forward to games that mix traditional Xbox controls and body-tracking. Next, they wonder if Wii owners will upgrade to Move....

Mobcast 67: Halo: Reach, Best Indie-Dev Console, Fall Releases, and More

by Alex Martin in Games1551 days ago

Active Time Babble host and freelancer Kat Bailey guests this week, hosted by Shoe, Demian, and Brett. First up, they choose their desert-island games from fall’s lineup. This is an excuse to talk about upcoming games like, Civilization 5, Fallout: New Vegas, Rock Band 3, and Halo Reach. Speaking of Halo Reach, Shoe’s almost as excited for that as he would be for a Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow remake. He tries to enthuse his mostly unenthusiastic guests and reads some responses to his tweet for opinions on Bungie’s last Halo...

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Mobcast 66: Nintendo Slipping, Fun Bad Games, Publisher Hype, and More

by Alex Martin in Games1558 days ago

Jason and Raychul return to the Mobcast for five topics with Shoe and Brett. First, they talk collectibles. Brett covered his thoughts on Alan Wake’s Thermoses and cardboard cutouts in this article. They elaborate on that by discussing what makes a good collectible. Jason has been playing Disciples III for about a month. Apart from its unique unicorns, he likes nothing about it — so why play it? Raychul suggests he’s invested in the character he’s levelling up, but the more popular theory is that he’s crazy. Summer...

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Mobcast 59: E3 2010 Wrap-Up

by Alex Martin in Games1606 days ago

Although last week’s episode was released after E3, this Mobcast is the true E3 wrap-up with staff members Dan “Shoe” Hsu, Demian Linn, Brett Bates, and Omri Petitte. First, they ask each other about the games they missed. Omri tells the group about Portal 2′s wisecracking sidekick and new environments. Shoe didn’t think much of Rage but liked Vanquish — a Japanese shooter that speeds up the Gears of War formula. Demian also fields some questions about Deus Ex 3. Next, they name some games they saw but aren’t...

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Mobcast 57: E3 Predictions, 2D Gaming, and the Importance of Online Communities

by Alex Martin in Games1628 days ago

Jay Frechette (Community Manager at Visceral Games) guests on the show this week and gives a brief update of what he’s been doing since leaving Area 5 before he, Shoe, Demian, and Brett dive into their first topic. Demian starts by asking the table for their thoughts on microtransactions, which turn out to be mostly negative. Madden 11 charges for opponents statistics and Modern Warfare 2′s expensive maps segregate online players. Next, they talk about whether 2D games are viable at full price. Brett wants stylish, unique games and,...

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Mobcast 56: Crackdown 2, Multiplayer Memories, and Where to Set the Next Open-World Game

by Alex Martin in Games1634 days ago

Destructoid and GamePro freelancer Ben PerLee debuts on the Mobcast, alongside hosts Shoe, Aaron, and Brett. The episode goes up a day late because of Memorial Day. Coincidentally similar to an article on Bitmob from earlier in the week, their first topic is locations for open-world games. The crew suggest settings ranging from pre-colonial North America to the Moon. With Red Dead Redemption still fresh in their minds, they discuss what made the Old West a fun sandbox. Shoe manages to mention Splinter Cell again, as their next topic is multiplayer...

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Mobcast 55: Sympathetic Villains, Embarrassing Game Stories, and Memorable Marketing

by Alex Martin in Games1642 days ago

Aaron takes the reins of the Mobcast this week with Bitmob editors Brett and Demian joining the bandwagon. Writer Omri Petitte also makes his debut. First, Aaron asks the table if there is a correct way to play a game. The consensus is that so long as you’re having fun then you’re doing it right, but Aaron’s problem of how to approach reviewing a game remains. Demian asks what franchises could benefit from a free-to-play model. A lot of the suggestions are of RPG franchises — as Demian says, there’s a tonne of potential...

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Mobcast 54: CO-OP on Co-op

by Alex Martin in Games1648 days ago

Ryan O’Donnell and Cesar Quintero of Area 5 media, producers of CO-OP, are hosted by Bitmobbers Demian and Brett. Appropriately, the theme for this episode is co-operative gaming and Demian starts with his topic — games the panel only plays co-operatively. Some games are just better when you have friends there with you, like Phantasy Star Online, which Ryan seems to think is the same offline as on, but is transformed when your friends are there to check out your loot. Ryan has a cool idea — more games should have two-part weapons...

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Mobcast 51: Ethics, Microtransactions, and Franchises Cut Short

by Alex Martin in Games1670 days ago

Matt Chandronait makes his fifth Mobcast appearance, meaning he’s now tying with Raychul Moore for the favorite guest title. Regular hosts Shoe, Demian, and Brett join him for a quick hour-long podcast. The four start by answering a hypothetical question: which dead series would they like a new sequel for, and which living series would they erase from history for the privilege? They somehow manage to wish for Beyond Good & Evil and Splinter Cell sequels, both of which are still alive. But what would a Mobcast be without Shoe bringing...

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Mobcast 50: Birthdays, Frustrating Experiences, and the Best Game Ever

by Alex Martin in Games1676 days ago

It’s the 50th episode of the Mobcast and regular hosts Shoe, Demian, and Brett are joined by special guest Seanbaby (Cracked and formerly of 1UP and EGM). They talk about the games they expect to be playing 50 years in the future, the most frustrating, and the greatest moments in games. Next, the crew reminisces about gaming-related birthday memories. Brett had some cool parties in his childhood, Shoe talks about his most thoughtful gift, but poor Demian had to wait until graduating from college before he was given his first console. Seanbaby...

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Pixel Revolt: Episode 19

by Derek Lavigne in Games1715 days ago

(note: Pixel Revolt is hosted by CastMedium writer Derek Lavigne for Bitmob.com and is not in any way affiliated with CM) Pixel Revolt is Bitmob’s community-driven podcast, in which Derek Lavigne, Jeff Grubb, Brett Bates, and a special guest dive into the Mobfeed to discuss interesting posts written by Bitmob members. For the second half of the show, they throw a question out to the community so that you can have your voice heard. Pixel Revolt — Episode 19 The show is super-sized this week thanks to tremendous community input —...

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Mobcast Episode 44

by Jon Cole in Games1716 days ago

Aaron Thomas made it out to Bizarre Creations to talk to Jeb Talbot and Garreth Wilson about some of the topics on this week’s podcast, leading to somewhat disjointed conversations where Shoe and crew are intermittently interrupted by prerecorded parts of the interview. Otherwise, a Bitmob-staff only cast talks about the recent release of Bad Company 2 and how it compares to Modern Warfare 2.  Shoe and Brett have played both, but Shoe has more experience with the Battlefield series as a whole and isn’t quite impressed with the minor...

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Pixel Revolt: Episode 18

by Derek Lavigne in Games1731 days ago

(note: Pixel Revolt is hosted by CastMedium writer Derek Lavigne for Bitmob.com and is not in any way affiliated with CM) Pixel Revolt is Bitmob’s community-driven podcast, in which Derek Lavigne, Jeff Grubb, Brett Bates, and a special guest dive into the Mobfeed to discuss interesting posts written by Bitmob members. For the second half of the show, they throw a question out to the community so that you can have your voice heard. If you’d like to contribute your opinion to the show, follow the upload instructions after the break. Pixel...

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Pixel Revolt: Episode 17

by Derek Lavigne in Games1745 days ago

(note: Pixel Revolt is hosted by CastMedium writer Derek Lavigne for Bitmob.com and is not in any way affiliated with CM) Pixel Revolt is Bitmob’s community-driven podcast, in which Derek Lavigne, Jeff Grubb, Brett Bates, and a special guest dive into the Mobfeed to discuss interesting posts written by Bitmob members. For the second half of the show, they throw a question out to the community so that you can have your voice heard. If you’d like to contribute your opinion to the show, follow the upload instructions on Bitmob. Pixel Revolt...

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Mobcast Episode 39

by Jon Cole in Games1751 days ago

This week’s Mobcast is fairly low-key, with a mostly Bitmob crew joined by Raychul Moore.  Shoe’s topic is a slightly retooled version of a previous topic, asking the mobbers to think up one tiny thing they’d like to change about games with no strings attached.  Clearly Mass Effect 2 is on everyone’s minds, as many of the slight changes have to do with the original game, including the poor inventory management system and imperfect conversation skipping methods. Brett’s topic is the role of scripted events in the future...

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