ShackCast 19: Mass Effect, Time Crisis 4, Rock Band, Uncharted, Call of Duty 4, Crysis

BOOM widget 114559 There wasn't much news in this short work week, so for today's laid-back episode we mainly talked about what we've been playing. Chris Remo, Steve Gibson, Chris Faylor, and Nick Breckon discuss Time Crisis 4 and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on PS3, Mass Effect on Xbox 360, Crysis on PC, the just-released Rock Band, and Call of Duty 4.

We wrap it up with some reader mail harkening back to the good old days of competitive Quake, and some discussion about Shacknews' ad policy. While listening to our reader mail, follow along with these pages of classic Quakeworld demos and Quake poll results.

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00:00: Intro stuff!
02:11: Super-quick news recap. (DS Bundles, Halo 3 maps, Ubi delays)
05:52: Nick nails down his thoughts on Mass Effect (Review)
12:22: Faylor has a final verdict on Uncharted (Review)
20:40: Rock Band is pretty much awesome. (Guitar guide)
29:20: Time Crisis 4...has some problems.
41:46: Steve contrasts Crysis (review) and Call of Duty 4.
53:22: Reader mail! Ad sales, book-based games, Steve's Quake days, Pendergrass.