Wed March 6, 2013 at 12:47 AM
Tom Mc Shea had the gall leave the show behind and go on his honeymoon. Thankfully, Kevin VanOrd, Shaun Mcinnis, and husband-and-wife indie team Tim and Holly Keenan are more than prepared to pick up the slack. Smile as Tim and Holly explain how to be great developers, employees, and parents all at the same time! Cry as Kevin rants about the state of Sim City! Scowl as Shaun explains how soda can tabs are destroying our moral foundation!
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Wed February 27, 2013 at 2:01 AM
Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli is having a busy year--but not so busy that he couldn't make time to join an especially rambunctious team of GameSpot busybodies. Cevat schools us in the way of the next generation as we ponder the Pikmin's political ramifications, compare playing video games to cooking steak on rocks, and wash a potty-mouthed superhero's mouth out with supersoap.
In addition to our special guest, host Kevin VanOrd also welcomes GameSpotters Tom Mc Shea, Carolyn Petit, and Peter Brown. Caution: thoughtful hilarity contained within!
Sat February 23, 2013 at 3:42 AM
A Valley Without Wind 2 developer Chris Park knows a lot about making games, having made a number of them himself. He shares his thoughts on the PlayStation 4 hardware, the future of console indie development, and his favorite episode of Blue's Clues. Host Kevin VanOrd chimes in on the deliciousness of dog biscuits; Tom Mc Shea forgets that Wonder Woman isn't real; Shaun McInnis explains the charms of Geodude; and Chris Watters muses on the emotional weight of hot dogs.
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Wed February 13, 2013 at 12:23 AM
This one's a doozy. Destructoid's Jim Sterling stops by again to get his nuggets and meatballs in order and join the GameSpot team on its first bug hunt. Tom Mc Shea takes little notice, however, given his preoccupation with the great anti-breast crusade of 2013. Meanwhile, Carolyn Petit makes 38 drops, simulated; Chris Watters makes spores in the creepy science lab; and host Kevin VanOrd considers the problems of scale between a mouse and a donkey.
Also, we talk about games. Be warned: mature language within.
Tue February 5, 2013 at 4:55 PM
David Gallant knows a thing or two about making sacrifices for the sake of art. In this case, making a video game about his job caused him to be--well--jobless. But never fear: this is not downer of an episode. In fact, it's easily the most rambunctious GameSpot GamePlay yet! This week, we pontificate over the PlayStation 4, shout "Chrono Cross!" at random, call out Tom Nook for being the greedy scum he is, and pass judgment on creepy cults and the Canadian government.
Wait--maybe the creepy cult...
Thu January 31, 2013 at 6:49 PM
Kevin hosts Destructoid's Jim Sterling and Polygon's Phil Kollar to dissect Level 5's Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Or, as Jim calls it, "Role-Playing Game: The Role-Playing Game." How great are the Welsh? How solid is the White Witch's game plan? What's it like being forcibly ejected from a giant fairy's head-vagina? We have all the answers, plus a question of our own: how painful is it to insert a dangling lamp into one's nose piercing?
It would be great if someone could get back to us on that.
Tue January 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM
DC Universe Online Creative Director Jens Andersen joins the GameSpot team to pit lizards against foxes in this superpowered edition of the GameSpot GamePlay podcast.
Kevin VanOrd crawls out of the swamp long enough to host the episode, which features Shaun McInnis showing off his skills as a Biblical scholar; Tom Mc Shea finally going free to play; and Andy Bauman asking no one in particular if there will ever be another Battlezone.
Wed January 16, 2013 at 6:26 PM
You know what's awesome? Frog Fractions. So is its creator, Jim Crawford, who joins the GameSpot crew to talk about violence in games, subverting expectations, and what it's like to have two beards at once. Also in the studio: Kevin VanOrd, who explains why Viva Pinata is pornographic; Carolyn Petit, who identifies all fifty shades of grey; Tom Mc Shea, who we all agree is too self-consciously zany; and Tyler Winegarner, who fantasizes about a dark future that he never wants to live in.
Tue January 8, 2013 at 6:07 PM
Since THQ's assets are all up for grabs, we invited IGN Editor-in-Chief Casey Lynch to help us divvy up the games. Casey gives Metro: Last Light to Bethesda; Chris Watters chooses Red Faction for himself; Tom Mc Shea wonders what Nintendo would do with Darksiders; and Tyler Winegarner grabs Saint's Row.
Host Kevin VanOrd has his priorities in order, however, imploring someone--anyone--to grab the Homeworld license and do something with it!
Thu January 3, 2013 at 5:33 PM
It's a new year, which means new resolutions and broken promises, as the GameSpot team discusses The War Z's public relations disaster and declares its support for non-erotic bovine massage. Host Kevin VanOrd welcomes Peter Brown, Tom Mc Shea, Carolyn Petit, and Tyler Winegarner, each of whom pledges a game-based promise to kick off 2013.