Tomorrow, May 21 at 10 a.m., Microsoft will reveal its new console—the 720, the Durango, whatever it’s called— at its Xbox campus. It’s the media event of the season, as it were.
We’ll be watching. You’ll be watching. Let’s watch it together!
Want to join us while we see what all the hubub is all about? It’s easy. For the record, we don’t have the video feed—you’ll have to go to Xbox for that—but we will be offering our commentary as it happens live. Just join our Spreaker feed. We’ll have a host of characters to pipe in on what we think as we think it.
On tap to join us:
Dave “Holy Goalie” Gardner, Nick Dinicola, and Edie Sellers (of course);
When the GameHounds Spreaker feed goes live with our commentary at 10 a.m., start playing our audio. Then click the window that has the Xbox.com video feed so it moves on top of our Spreaker page window. That way you’ll see and hear Microsoft and hear us at the same time.
You can adjust the volume of the GameHounds commentary feed via the Spreaker page to balance the audio.
You will also be able to join our chat line and we will reply to you about what you’ve written—because you’re part of the experience!
Sweet, hot Boba Fett. We lurves us some Fett, if you’re pickin’ up what we’re layin’ down.
We’re going to leave you with that. And the image of Nick Dinicola in a gold bikini.
While Nick is joined by Holy Goalie and Edie Sellers as they attempt to make each other throw up in their mouths, the GameHounds team also brings a steaming pile of reviews and news for your podcasting enjoyment.
Reviews of Sniper Ghost Warrior 2, Monaco, Assassin’s Creed III‘s Tyranny of King Washington DLC, Mass Effect 3‘s multiplayer (again).
Rovio announces it will offer user accounts so you can play your Angry Birds game across all your devices.
Electronic Arts will no longer license the representations of guns from the gun manufacturers. Lawsuit pending.
EA’s financial report show that SimCity was a success, but Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3 didn’t.
NOTE: The delay in the release of this show is due to the fact that there was no show recorded this week, so we spaced it out a bit so you wouldn’t be left for a week without a show.
ANOTHER NOTE: We will be Spreaker-casting live the Microsoft console announcement on Tuesday, May 21 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on our Spreaker page. Watch it with us and interact in our chat room as we find out what the new concole has in store.
Aaaaanyway, this show is almost two hours. Yeah, we end up laughing ourselves silly for two hours. We also go into more detail about our reviews, but then someone brings up genital mutilation and porn. And it all goes sideways.
Here is the recording for your enjoyment.
If you had visited our Spreaker page, though, you would have seen this more than a week ago. So, don’t wait for this stuff to appear here. If you can’t be there for the live broadcast, go to our page anytime to listen to all these shows immediately as they are finished recording.
Some things are so good, you just have to stop what you’re doing and take a moment to memorialize it.
This is one of these moments.
Scene: Dave finishes Bioshock Infinite, looks at wife, wife shrugs, Dave calls Edie.
And we pick up from there, where Dave is, well, pretty pissed off by the game’s ending. We discuss what it all means, how it works and doesn’t work, and how to reconcile spending that much time on a end that made you feel like a dog shown a card trick.
WARNING: This episode is completely SPOILERIFIC about Bioshock Infinite. You have been advised.
Sanctum 2 gets its fundamentals so right that everything else could suck and it’d still be a good game.
Sanctum 2 is a tower-defense first-person shooter. Note the order of those genres; Sanctum 2 has a lot of shooting in it, but it’s not about the shooting. You can play with guns and lasers and rockets, but that’s not the point of the game; all these things are just various means to the same end: Protecting the core (your tower).
We have no delusions on this episode of Happy Endings. Recorded shortly after the show recorded last Wednesday, we suffered through a magical disappearing Nick and Edie being congested to an almost painful degree.
This episode discusses the art of lighting farts, what to do with shell casings in your handbag, and the comparison of Disneyland versus Disney World.
Mass Effect 3 multiplayer gets mentioned, Borderlands 1, and Bioshock Infinite.