ShackCast Episode 5: PSP Slim, Tony Hawk 9, Metroid Prime 3, EverQuest II Marriage

By Chris Remo, Aug 15, 2007 1:04pm PDT For this week's ShackCast, we're trying out a new format. A rotating cast of Shacknews editors--myself along with Steve Gibson, Chris Faylor, Nick Breckon, and Maarten Goldstein--discusses this week's news and impressions in a series of segments. Tell us what you think!

We've got hands-on time with the recently announced PSP Slim, its exclusive Star Wars Battlefront game, and Tony Hawk's Proving Ground on consoles. There's also discussion of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption and its new marketing campaign, a trio of My Chemical Romance tracks being made available for Guitar Hero II on Xbox 360, Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball, and an unorthodox EverQuest II marriage.

Play or download the episode now, browse the podcast through iTunes, RSS, or Digg, or check out the full breakdown.

Here's the full breakdown:
00:00: It's a song!
Faylor, Breckon, Remo:
00:52: My Chemical Romance in Guitar Hero II! Wooo? (Story)
11:11: It's a wedding! On computers! In EverQuest II! (Story, video)
Remo, Gibson, Goldstein:
18:04: Tony Hawk's Proving Ground! It's Tony (again), and Skate is coming.
29:08: Why are devs shoving games like Burnout and Tony into open worlds?
Remo, Gibson, Faylor:
33:30: Metroid Prime 3, Nintendo finally starts marketing it! (Story, preview)
Faylor, Remo, Goldstein:
48:27: Faylor checked out the PSP Slim firsthand. (Story)
54:13: Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron (PSP): awkward, unwieldy.
56:05: Faylor's verdict: buy PSP Slim.
Remo, Gibson, Goldstein:
58:34: Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball. Why are we talking about this?
Remo, Gibson, Faylor, Breckon, Bergfeld, Goldstein:
64:29: EverQuest II wedding viewing session!
67:16: Outtakes!

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