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GameAspect.Com’s GameCast Episode 4

GameAspect.Com’s GameCast Episode 4

GameAspect.Com’s Gamecast Episode 4, April 2nd, 2012 with Alex, Charles, James and Stephen.

News Includes Mass Effect 3 ending and DLC rumors, Speculation of GameStops move against Sony if their new platform involves anti used game technology and GOG.com’s announcement to have day one releases DRM free

Don’t Forget to Enter our King Arthur II: The Role Playing Game Contest.  Listen for the keyword in our podcast and mail it to us with your name, a contact email @ contest@gameaspect.com.

We also Discuss What makes an indie game indie.. and solve nothing, Europa Universalis 3, Some N 64 titles, Rayman Origins, and Charles watching his friend play Rage.


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Alex D’Alessandro – http://www.gameaspect.com/author/entmoot
Stephen Murphy – http://www.gameaspect.com/author/capsoc
Charles Johnson – http://www.gameaspect.com/author/charles-j-johnson
James Sullivan – http://www.gameaspect.com/author/levowen
Mass Effect 3 http://www.masseffect.com
Bioware  http://www.bioware.com
(EA) Electronic Arts – http://www.ea.com/
Sega http://www.sega.com
La Noire http://www.rockstargames.com/lanoire/
Grand Theft Auto 4 http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/
Halo 3 http://halo.xbox.com
GameStop http://www.gamestop.com
Pacht Attack https://twitter.com/#!/michaelpachter
XBox http://www.xbox.com
GOG.com http://www.gog.com
DRM (digital Rights Managament) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management
Legend Of Grimlock http://www.grimrock.net/
Trine http://trine-thegame.com/site/
Whispered World http://www.the-whispered-world.com/
Space Chem http://www.spacechemthegame.com/
Machinarium http://www.machinarium.net
Darwinia http://www.introversion.co.uk/darwinia/
Witcher http://buy.thewitcher.com/
Arcanum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcanum:_Of_Steamworks_and_Magick_Obscura
Baldur’s Gate http://baldursgate.com/
Doom http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_%28video_game%29
Half-Life 2 http://orange.half-life2.com/
Wasteland 2 Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2
Notch http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notch_%28game_designer%29
Minecraft http://www.minecraft.net/
Braid http://braid-game.com/
Journey http://thatgamecompany.com/games/journey/
Tigsource.com http://www.tigsource.com/
Mari0 http://stabyourself.net/mari0
King Arthur II: The Role Playing Game Contest http://www.gameaspect.com/2012/03/king-arthur-ii-the-role-playing-game-contest.html
Defenders of Ardania http://www.defendersofardania.com/
Guild Wars 2 http://www.guildwars2.com
Community http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_%28TV_series%29
RayMan Origins http://raymanorigins.uk.ubi.com/
Rage http://www.rage.com
Europa Universalis 3 http://www.europauniversalis3.com/
Sean Sullivan http://www.gameaspect.com/author/mockingbirdkids
GoldenEye http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GoldenEye_007_%281997_video_game%29
Star Wars Shadows Of The Empire http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Shadows_of_the_Empire_%28video_game%29
Ocarina Of Time http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocarina_of_time
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection Review http://www.gameaspect.com/2012/03/metal-gear-solid-hd-collection.html
Silent Hill:Downpour Review http://www.gameaspect.com/2012/03/silent-hilldownpour.html
Multiplayer Gaming In The 90s http://www.gameaspect.com/2012/03/multi-player-gaming-the-90s.html
Sega Netlink http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_NetLink
Xbox Live http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live
Assasain’s Creed http://assassinscreed.uk.ubi.com/assassins-creed-1/experience/
Halo 4 http://halo.xbox.com/en-us/games/halo4/Overview
Top ten Halo Maps 10-20 http://www.gameaspect.com/2012/03/top-20-halo-maps-20-10.html
Gamers At Work An Ingsight to games http://www.gameaspect.com/2012/03/gamers-at-work-an-insight-to-the-games-industry.html

James Sullivan

James decided it was time to update this little tag line and call himself the EIC of GameAspect.Com and also the operator. He’s primarily a PC gamer but enjoys the occasional console game. RTS, Racing, FPS and RPG are his games of choice… but he’ll play just about any game.
  • NormireX

    On the issue of “Indie Games”, I think we can have a solid definition. I would say that any game developed independent of a publisher regardless wether they were partnered with a publisher before, is still an indie game. For instance if Arena Net dropped their partnership with NC Soft and put out a game with their own money then that would be considered an independent game. It doesn’t matter how popular the dev. is or has been in the past, so long as they produce a game with their own funding then it by definition would be an indie game. That is just my stance on the isse.heh

    I think a lot of people want to pigeon hole indie games as a genre. For instance I think most people want to associate 8-bit graphics or voxel/pixel games with indie games. While 9/10 times this is the case, that is not always true.

    Lets say Bioware made an open world 8-bit voxel style game and it was published by EA. That would by definition be a Mainstream title, but people would just say “Hey that looks a lot like an indie game.”

    The truth is there are some AAA looking indie games out there. I think E.Y.E was an indie game, and same for Blacklight Tango Down I believe (not 100% though).Or look at Red 5’s “Firefall”. That would be considered a AAA TPS/FPSMMORPG but they are releasing the game themselves and so they are an indie dev. by definition in my eyes anyway.

    I think maybe we need to start looking at things as if it is the record industry. There are indie labels there, so you can kind of compare that to indie devs/publishers. The devs could be the band but they might have a small publisher backing them and I guess then that could be considered indie. Hmm so yeah it does get a bit wishy washy I suppose.

    Anywho, those are my thoughts………

    • http://www.gameaspect.com/ Levowen @ GameAspect.Com

      Yeah that was my point. The more you try to analyze what an indie game is, the more the definition gets clouded.

  • http://twitter.com/NewOrderrr Yet another Steve

    I found this podcast by accident. I don’t see an RSS or iTunes feed link. I see dozens of links to news sources, plus all of the usual facebook/digg/whatzits links, but none that let me subscribe to the podcast.1Up and Gamespot managed to figure out RSS 7 years ago. Please catch up.


    Oh,,this is not a podcast feed.


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