November 6, 2008

Low Score Episode 12 "Metro Center"

Bobby was a big dummy and managed to record the podcast not using his USB mic but rather the little mic on the iPhone headphones! He some how managed to pull it out and salvage the damn thing, but if the sound is a little funky, you know how to blame.

This week we talked Mirror's Edge demo, Penny Arcade Adventures 2, and plenty of Fallout 3.

We also got a question this week about the role of story in games.

We're also speaking in really short sentences.

Next stop... Metro Center.

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October 30, 2008

Low Score Episode 11 "Goodbye Money"

Wow. What a holiday release season. J and Bobby buckle down and go through the big releases, discussing the ones they're excited about and figuring out a strategy for when to buy which games. It's intense, maybe a little funny, and perhaps a little uninformed!

Afterward, your Low Score hosts tackle a topic from the Gamers forum from the University of Virginia: what does 'complexity' in games mean? A difficult question, for sure, but one worth pursuing.

So fire up your iPod, your Winamp, or your hi-fi system... it's time to achieve that Low Score!

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October 18, 2008

Low Score Episode 10 "Ringing In Your Ears"

We're back on point with the news. Nintendo had a thing, Tokyo had a thing, so we did a thing.

Then there's Mega Man 9, of course. And Secret of Mana.

And then we get to talking about compilation discs, revivals/remakes, and downloads on handhelds.

Oh, and there's a little something extra at the end.


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October 2, 2008

Low Score Episode 09 "Questionable Content"

"Mailbag day! Mailbag day! Hey everybody, it's mailbag day!" J and Bobby put out a request for questions and they sure came pouring in. Topics range from the Fall lineup of games, console lifespans, gaming setups, cookies, distractions, space combat sims, Project Runway, and a little bit about the lives of the hosts.

Sit a spell, won't you? And turn your ears toward episode 9.

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September 23, 2008

Low Score Episode 08 "Is it Meaty?"

Both Rock Band and Viva Pinata got "platform upgrades" this week and J tell the world about them. Bobby discusses Mega Man 2, and the question of which platform to buy Mega Man 9 is raised. Mix in a little Spore now that Bobby's played it, first impressions on the GTA Chinatown Wars screens, World of Warcraft's new game within the game, and a discussion of how their gaming attitudes have changed in the year 2008.

You might just find this cast to be meaty.

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September 9, 2008

Low Score Episode 07 "Charming"

Oh man, oh man! We've packed this one tight! We kick it off with some Spore, get it rolling with downloadable games on XBLA and the Virtual Console like Super Mario RPG, Mega Man 9, and Castle Crashers. Bobby then explains why he's an idiot (Bangai-O Spirits) and complains about the DS hardware.

We're proud to introduce a new segment titled "Seriously, Nintendo." We'll let the reasons why be a surprise.

Oh, and we talk about the Orange Box on the PC and 360 and if Bobby should upgrade his PC.

Join us, won't you?

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August 27, 2008

Low Score Episode 06 "Make it Work"

Not even the start of classes can stop Bobby from beating a game and buying three others. And now that he's finished with Mass Effect he and J can finally discuss it! Meanwhile J has an interesting cerebral response to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare being that it's the first FPS he's played where he's really out to kill real looking humans in war. Is this an untapped area of game design and story?

But be not discouraged, for Bobby wants to go to war with everybody in Civilization Revolution and blast off to space where he can kill alien dudes in Galaga Legions.

J's come back around on Bionic Commando: Rearmed and explains why not liking the game probably means you're doing it wrong.

What other adventures await our heroes? No idea! But you should listen anyway.

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August 19, 2008

Low Score Episode 05 "A Very Braidy Podcast"

J's back! And what does that mean? It means we get to discuss potato chips and beer. Oh, and some video games too, I suppose.

Newsflash: J LOVES POINTS. Tune in to hear him talk about his misadventures with Avatar: The Last Airbender and Madden 06.

Though we've played a few demos and some Geometry Wars 2, this week is really all about Braid. With about 40 minutes of the podcast dedicated to one game, we discuss both gameplay and narrative. Don't want spoilers because you're going to play Braid soon? That's okay! We give fair warning in the course of the podcast for when we're going to discuss potential spoilers for the rest of the show.

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August 13, 2008

Low Score Episode 04 "Kevin is Smug"

Hanging out at the Jersey shore, Bobby is joined by Kevin and Jimmy of the Virtual Fools to discuss their recent gaming habits and talk about their history with the boardwalks of New Jersey, including the trip they took that day to Seaside Heights to play classic arcade games.

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July 29, 2008

Low Score Episode 03 "Light RPG Elements"

Coming off of a big news week, J and Bobby tone it down and discuss the new Giant, five weeks of Xbox Live Arcade releases, Bobby playing games on Live, game pricing, downloadable content, and some stuff they've been playing.

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July 15, 2008

Low Score Episode 02 "Double Don't"

Fresh off of two days of intense media coverage of this year's E3 Media and Business summit, J and Bobby discuss Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony's press conferences and take some E3 questions on the air.

Their opinions? "Eh." "Yay." and "Meh." Listen to figure out which presentation earned which sound.

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July 10, 2008

Low Score Episode 01 "Battling Andross"

Low Score with Bobby and JBobby and J are back after a long break from their first podcast series the Gamers Club Podcast.

Come join the audio entertainment as Bobby and J discuss Grand Theft Auto IV, recent game announcements, price drops, Spore, some cool gaming images they found on the innernet, videogame reviews from the future, and the games they've been playing.

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Show Notes:
Square's iPod Game: Song Summoner: The Unsung Hero

Old School Revivals:
Chrono Trigger DS
Mega Man 9

XBox Price Drop

Spore Creature Creator
Joystiq Goes Hands-On With Spore and Will Wright
The Problem of Too Many Creatures

Gaming Images from the Net
Retro Games in Real Life
Real Lego Games

Videogame Reviews... from the Future?