ShackCast Episode 1: E3

By Chris Remo, Jul 18, 2007 8:44pm PDT In the inaugural ShackCast (that's like a podcast, but on Shacknews), we touch on Peter Moore's departure from Microsoft and upcoming role as head of EA Sports, and discuss this year's new E3 as held last week in Santa Monica.

In the wake of E3, we also give impressions of a whole bunch of games including, but not limited to, Rock Band (PS3, X360), Metroid Prime 3 (Wii), Mass Effect (X360), Unreal Tournament 3 (PS3, X360, PC), LittleBigPlanet (PS3), and StarCraft II (PC). Look at all those games! Video games!

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Here's this week's breakdown:
0:00:00: It's a song!
0:00:49: Peter Moore's departure from Microsoft (story)
0:04:51: Strange new E3 in Santa Monica (E3 index)
0:09:50: Rock Band! Rock out! Rock on! Rockin'! (preview)
0:20:52: Metroid Prime 3: Hooray! It works! (preview)
0:28:28: Mass Effect: It's awesome
0:36:10: Chris Faylor on the Mass Effect novel (lol)
0:39:54: Scene It?: Yes, we have. It's movie trivia!
0:45:02: Unreal Tournament 3: It's unreal! (hoho) (preview)
0:51:50: Halo Wars: It's Halo but in war form
0:59:18: LittleBigPlanet: More like SuperAwesomeGame (preview)
1:03:14: StarCraft II: We get some details from Blizzard (interview)
1:09:53: Farewell, music, and outtakes

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  • OK I'll be the asshole to say it.

    The ShackCast failed to be interesting in the same way that 90% of gaming podcasts fail to be interesting. It lacked energy. There was no real passion to the discussion. It was as though you had all only just met for the first time. People were too polite and hesitant at accidentally talking over one another.

    I know the 1up podcast can degenerate at times into fanboyism, but its always interesting, fun and has me laughing half a dozen times every week. They have an energy and dynamic flow that makes what they say sound interesting, and you feel like you are all down at a bar, having a beer and talking about games.

    People need to relax, crack shitty jokes knowing full well they are shitty and get into the occasional heated debate. Drinking a few beers beforehand wouldn't hurt. I think you all do excellent written work for the Shack and this podcast stuff is bound to be new and awkward first time off, I just hope those rough edges are smoothed off soon.

    That probably didn't come off terribly constructive, sorry about thatm but I thought you were all capable of injecting more life into it than you did.