ShackCast 27: Burnout Paradise, Faylor Flips Out

By Chris Remo, Jan 18, 2008 12:08pm PST Join us for this surreal episode of the ShackCast, in which Faylor, much like a ninja might, totally flips out at Nick for speculating about Valve's upcoming Team Fortress 2 changes.

We also discussed some news, including the Independent Game Festival Audience Awards (go download and vote!), Kane & Lynch's million sales, Super Smash Bros. Brawl's delay, Uwe Boll stepping down from big-budget films, the video game industry getting involved in Washington lobbying, and Sam & Max on Wii (or not).

There are impressions of Supreme Commander on Xbox 360 and the full version of Burnout Paradise, and of course we dedicate some time to reader mail. Steak, a current obsession among Shacknews regulars, is on the menu.

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  • Hey, just my .02 again....

    1. Stop the 'on air' bickering please. There's no need to pick on every stupid thing someone says. Some people may find it funny but I find it really annoying. I've lost count of how many times I've heard:

    Faylor: *BLAH BLAH, I'M A NERD*

    Remo: "W-w-What does that.... I just can't... how did.... i mean...... it's got nothing to y-you know... ahhh, let's move on"

    I'm not just talking about Faylor here. It's like every few minutes the show gets derailed because everyone feels the need to shit-can each other's comments. I've heard how other shows handle strange/off-topic comments and they either just ignore them or have a quick laugh and move on.

    2. Any chance of upping the audio quality somehow? I know that you guys don't have the luxury of being in the same room like some of the bigger shows but can you record at a higher bitrate or something?

    3. The show is pretty low key, beginning with the sombre introductions and general dreary tone of everyone. Is that deliberate? The Shack may cater to a more hardcore crowd, but you're still allowed to get excited about video games...