Sunday, August 9, 2009

pod shot: a general games podcast

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Oh, Pod Shot, what are we to do with you. Every few weeks we seem to need to change something to keep you running smoothly. This time around, we’ve ditched the “awkward topic” format in favor of a more conventional “current events” sort of thing. I feel like it went pretty well!

We cover quite a bit of ground – after discussing the games we’re currently playing (Dead Rising, Bookworm Adventures 2, Turtles in Time Reshelled) we get right down to the Starcraft 2 delay and the complete mishandling of that game. For more commentary, including some ragging on Activision’s Bobby Kotick and comments on Left 4 Dead 2’s alleged racism, why don’t you do yourself a favor and go ahead and download the thing?

Music this week is from Chrono Cross, the divisive Playstation sequel to SNES classic Chrono Trigger. The music was a bright spot in this sprawling and occasionally bewildering game, which threw out the tight, character-driven aspects of the first game in favor of a humongous cast of characters. Think of the game what you will, some of these tunes were the best ever featured in a Square game.