News: Behind the Scenes Podcasts

There are a surprising amount of podcasts lately featuring developers and localization teams of games like Child of Eden and Shadows of the Damned. Check out the below for some behind the scenes goodness.

Shadows of the Damned

8-4 Play featuring Akira Yamaoka (sound designer and composer for all the Silent Hill games and Shadows of the Damned).
http://8-4.jp/blog/?p=432&lang=en
Joystiq Show featuring Mark McDonald of 8-4 Play (the localization team responsible for Shadows of the Damned).
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/07/15/the-joystiq-show-003-localization-of-the-damned/

Child of Eden

8-4 Play featuring Tetsuya Mizuguchi, creator of Rez and Child of Eden
http://8-4.jp/blog/?p=412&lang=en

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Turn 57 – My name is Batman, show me your Glasses

Join us in this week’s segway to freedom!  And now with more tangents than a calculus derivation!

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Featuring John “MusiM”, Joey, Scott “Artisan002”, WineMaker Joe, and Lauren (check out her Youtube channel at “http://www.youtube.com/user/LaurenLiterally“).

Music by MusiM.  Buy the new album at musim.bandcamp.com

Starting with literature we discuss Star Wars New Jedi Order, Star Wars Fate of the Jedi, Neuromancer, and the Death of Spiderman.

Continuing on with movies and the like we talk 24, Smallville, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Finally in the realm of videogames we reveal in Shadows of the Damned.

Videogame Review: Shadows of the Damned

Shadows of the Damned – 360/PS3

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My ultimate goal in writing a review is to deliver enough of my personality and enough information that whether you agree with my tastes or not you can still determine whether you’ll like the game or not.  Shadows of the Damned is difficult to write about for this very reason.  Shadows of the Damned is good but lacks a lot of polish.  There are a lot of sections of the game where I imagine most players will simply quit playing out of frustration. Read more of this post

News: Video Game Releases

We know you may think you’ve seen part of this post before but we assure you, it IS deja vu.  Period.  No we didn’t get the date wrong for Shadows of the Damned and then post the exact same thing again that we did two weeks ago.  Crazy people who are wrong do that.  And crazy people also believe in gnomes and fairies.  So don’t be a gnome or fairy lover.  Deja vu, people, deja vu!

Shadows of the Damned – 360, PS3

Developed by Grasshopper and published by EA.  Grasshopper is best known for Killer 7 and No More Heroes.  If there is one thing Grasshopper can guarantee, its that you’ll never play another game quite like theirs.  Don’t believe me?  Watch the trailer.

Trench – XBLA

Developed by Double Fine and published by Microsoft.  Something about mechs and tower defense, I really have no idea.  They had me at mech.


News: Video Game Releases

We know so there’s so much E3 going on right now its easy to forget but there are new games out that you can play right now!

Infamous 2 – PS3

Developed by Sucker Punch and published by Sony.  If you only buy one game this week, buy this one.  And if you don’t own a PS3, then buy it anyway.  Yes that’s right.  Sucker Punch deserves your money more than you do.

 

Shadows of the Damned – 360, PS3

Developed by Grasshopper and published by EA.  Grasshopper is best known for Killer 7 and No More Heroes.  If there is one thing Grasshopper can guarantee, its that you’ll never play another game quite like theirs.  Don’t believe me?  Watch the trailer.

 

Red Faction Armageddon – 360, PC, PS3

Developed by Volition and published by THQ.  This game has already been roasted in the reviews but with such popularity on the prequel among Gamers with Good Taste, its hard not to bet on the sequel.