g33kWatch Podcast – Heatwave or We Had a Lot To Say
Many times during our little Podcast experiments have we tried to stay on topic and keep to a, what we deem, reasonable broadcast length. Sometimes though we get a little over zealous and very excited about the topics that we are discussing. This week, it must have had something to do with the heat because we came into our planning session with not that much on our plate, and then ended up with one of the longest Podcasts in our small existence. There is a lot of great information in this week’s episode so you should listen in until the end. There’s also a test at the end so if you comment below and don’t answer our test question, we’ll know you didn’t listen to all of it and we’ll be really disappointed. =P
We start by talking a lot about food. I don’t know why, and I have no idea how we got onto the topic, but there we were talking about it. We also have some discussion on Joey V going to a local tournament that actually is quite known for having some high level players at it. What will his results be? Probably not so good, but I have been working very hard and training so hopefully I won’t completely embarrass myself!
We also talk about Casual Games, how Katie loves Farm Frenzy, and the ludicrous nature of that entire video game premise. Seriously it’s an insane game, but I feel like everyone should play it at least once in their lifetimes. Casual Games like this take a whole set of skills that many people don’t have and to watch Katie play some of these games is sometimes hypnotizing. I try and do the same thing and the results are less than stellar.
Major topics this week include the fighting game renaissance that we are entering right now and how g33kWatch plans on holding opening tournaments online for them as they are released. You know, to have some fun. Also talk about teaser trailers for Amazing Spider Man, Dark Knight Rises and what those franchises mean for new intellectual properties trying to get made as movies. Oh yeah, and our getting to know the g33kWatch staff discussion of the night closes us out and we talk about our absolute favorite video games of ALL TIME.
Jam packed show that is long and super fun, we hope you enjoy!
- Want to know more about the fabled New Jersey Grease Trucks? Check Wikipedia!
- If you want to watch the live stream of the Fighting Game tournament that Joey V is going to, and see if he ends up on stream or if you just want to see some of his competition, 8 Way Run has you covered. Watch it live, or watch the recorded archives!
- The actual venue for the Fighting Game is Local Battles and it’s pretty sweet venue.
- Huge thanks out to Soah and Virusq for giving us updates from San Diego Comic Con. Follow their Twitter accounts so you can get the latest.
- Here’s a picture of Soah with the Bioware marketing director dressed up as Wrex. The Wrex costume is of course made by the fine people over at CrabCat Industries
- Seriously … Go Play BASTION!
- Fighting Game Tournaments are coming! We will hold tournaments on XBOX 360 (probably) and will potentially live stream the competition. So yeah get prepared for that and wait for more details.
- New Marvel vs Capcom 3 Game is coming, along with new Street Fighter X Tekken Characters.
- Oh yeah, and the next DLC fighter for Mortal Kombat will haunt your dreams!
- New Spider Man reboot trailer can be found below. It wouldn’t be so bad if I didn’t already see this movie a few years ago.
- Oh yeah, and Batman Trailer!
- Our favorite games that were mentioned were …
- Yogi – Gun-Nac
- Mr. Khon – Ocarina of Time / Chrono Trigger
- Joey V – Myth II: Soulblighter
- Katie V – Final Fantasy X