ShackCast Episode 6: BioShock, Call of Duty 4, Medal of Honor: Airborne, Moral Quandaries

This week's slightly briefer than usual ShackCast features Chris Remo, Steve Gibson, Chris Faylor, Nick Breckon, and--with a stunning contribution of approximately three words--Carlos Bergfeld. The Shack editors discuss a variety of games they've been playing, including Call of Duty 4, The Witcher, Space Giraffe, Beautiful Katamari, Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection online, Ace Combat 6, Medal of Honor: Airborne and, of course, the sublime and controversial BioShock.

Other topics of discussion include Rock Band versus Guitar Hero III, Skate versus Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, A2M's just-announced WET, The Creative Assembly's also just-announced VIKING: Battle for Asgard, derivative characters, the role of moral choice in games, and more. All this in just over an hour!

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Here's the full breakdown:
00:00: It's a song!
01:08: Call of Duty 4 beta impressions (story, preview)
04:44: Jeff Minter's Tempest-esque Space Giraffe, featuring J Allard! (story)
06:48: BioShock killed my cat but I'm playing it again! (review, interview, demo)
11:59: Beautiful Katamari's online multiplayer is wacky, cookie faces!
16:11: Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection works well online! Surprise(?)! (story)
19:11: I am terrible at Ace Combat 6 online, but it seems good!
20:00: Steve likes Medal of Honor: Airborne! He really likes it! (demo)
22:33: Xbox Live certification still seems to take a while.
24:45: VIKING: Battle for Asgard looks vaguely similar to God of War. (story)
25:54: WET's Rubi looks vaguely similar to Lara Croft. She splits taints. (story)
30:46: Rock Band & Guitar Hero III track overlap: bad news for GH3. (story)
33:34: Tony Hawk's Proving Ground comes with GH3 demo. Synergy! (demo)
34:22: EA & Activision face off in music and skating: bad news for ATVI?
39:02: Faylor says something about Indiana, I think?
40:54: Faylor hates Diablo. Remo flips out.
42:39: Faylor likes The Witcher. Remo simmers down. (story)
46:27: Nick and Remo are beginning to tire of transparent moral choice.
56:04: BioShock Contestgate 07: Free mouse pad and Xbox 360 faceplate!
58:47: It's over! Outtakes!