ShackCast 16: Crysis, Manhunt 2, Hellgate, BioWare and Blizzard MMOs, Remo Songs

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The rather lengthy ShackCast Episode 16 features Chris Remo, Steve Gibson, Chris Faylor, and Nick Breckon with discussion of the recently-released Crysis demo, Manhunt 2's ongoing controversy, the launch of Hellgate: London, the Thai Orange Box debacle, BioWare's not-actually-confirmed Star Wars MMO and Blizzard's might-be-Diablo 3 MMO, Will Wright's comments on the Wii and its version of Spore.

Listeners weight in with comments and questions on Soldier of Fortune Payback, Rock Band, why Gordon Freeman has no feet (and sometimes no hands), exclusive sports franchises, the moon, and more.

Finally, we've got two of Chris Remo's recordings of Shacker-written songs submitted to our Jam Sessions contest: Public Servers by KalLanta, and Gordon's Crowbar Blues by quadeh.

Don't forget to send in your questions and comments about video games, the Shack, or the ShackCast to shackcast@shacknews.com!

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000:00: It's a song! And other stuff!
001:21: Crysis demo is out! It is rad! (Demo, interview, preview)
012:53: It's Hot Coffee 2: Manhunt 2's Revenge. (Story)
019:30: Hellgate-gate 07! Hellgate: London is out, and a bit unstable. (Story, review)
027:51: Valve haxed your Thai copy of The Orange Box. (Story
037:02: EA CEO John Riccitiello wants to change game pricing. (Story)
047:43: Blizzard is making a next-gen MMO! DIABLO 3?!?!?!?!/1 (Story)
048:12: Dave Perry's Top Secret explained here.
055:22: BioWare is pretty much making a Star Wars MMO. (Story)
060:00: Will Wright: Wii only next-gen console, Spore on Wii. (Story
069:01: Games we've been playing: Halo 3, Picross DS, Full Throttle, Guitar Hero 3
076:50: Reader mail: Soldier of Fortune Payback payback, Rock Band, Freeman's feet
098:11: Goodbye! Two Jam Sessions Contest winner songs coming up! (Contest)
099:37: Public Servers; written by KalLanta, composed by Chris Remo
103:16: Gordon's Crowbar Blues; written by quadeh, composed by Chris Remo