ShackCast Episode 12: Gears of War PC, Crysis, Portal, Guitar Hero III, Hellgate: London, Dementium

Gears of War PC, Crysis, Portal, Hellgate: London, Guitar Hero III, Dementium: The Ward, Sin & Punishment! Games, games, games! So many games! Welcome to the ShackCast of value!

Here's your weekly Shackcast, and it's a packed show befitting this absurdly blockbuster-ridden upcoming holiday season. As always, send in your comments and questions to

Episode 12 focuses almost entirely on game impressions, with no time left for news. On tap is discussion of Gears of War on PC, Crysis, Portal, Guitar Hero III and its differences on the three main platforms, Hellgate: London, and Dementium: The Ward on DS.

Faylor also played a bit of Treasure's N64 classic Sin & Punishment, officially available in the West for the first time thanks to Virtual Console on Wii, and we have some listener mail involving missing game discs at retail and the unsettling growing number of simultaneously offered models of various consoles.

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From The Chatty
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    October 5, 2007 4:02 PM

    I don't like these coming on Fridays. Because, even me still here at work at 7pm has me leaving before I'll listen to it.

    Then again... I do have Monday morning for this now.

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      October 5, 2007 4:04 PM

      Yeah, we'll put some more thought into it. It's really tough. Recording later in the week makes more sense for us because we can discuss news that happened more recently, and because since less news is released late in the week we have more time during the workday whereas recording earlier in the week feels like an overload. On the other hand I realize people like to listen to this during their commute, etc. Maybe we'll try recording on Wednesday and releasing on Thursday?

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        October 6, 2007 12:14 AM

        what about recording on friday and releasing sunday so people can listen and catch up on the week? that way it would be a lead item monday morning as well, and one of those "miss last week? Listen to the podcast to catch up!" thats where i would find the most use myself, even though i do listen to them anyway during the week

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          October 6, 2007 12:44 AM

          This is something we discussed and I'm just not going to ruin my friday evenings or weekends like that unfortunately.

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            October 6, 2007 9:51 AM

            is this something you do in evenings? Generally speaking there doesn't seem to be a ton of news friday afternoons...

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      October 5, 2007 4:11 PM

      I really liked this one today. I have to say I really prefer just hearing the commentary between you guy discussing the games rather than hearing news talk.

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      October 5, 2007 4:54 PM

      I like it because there's a new pod cast by the time I go to the shooting range on Saturday (where they have a wireless access point hooked up to their DSL) I download it up there while I'm shooting and then I listen on my iRiver on the way home.

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