Game Addict Hotline – Episode 104

Written by Administrator on August 14, 2008 – 4:05 am -


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Gold, Silver and Bronze are the prizes this week for some Americans. Go Team USA and hope you are all enjoying the Olympics this week. I guess I’ve been partying too much as once again, I’m late for the podcast. Let’s try this again and see if I can rectify it this next week. I only have a few weeks until PAX to try.

Game Trivia:

  • Thai Ministry of Health Top 3 Dangerous Games
  • G-Phoria Winners
  • PC Gamer UK Top 3
  • Gaming News
  • Games of Yester-year

Top Games in USA
Top Games in Japan
Top Games in UK

Game Addictions:

  • The Beijing Olympics

You can read our show notes here.

The promo played was for C64 Take-away

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Game Addict Hotline – Episode 103

Written by Administrator on August 8, 2008 – 2:27 am -


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I’m back for a mid-week show and trying to get out another show on Sunday so I can start working on articles from the interviews I did at Casual Connect. I’m hoping to get some great stuff before the summer ends and I need to get a job.

Game Trivia:

  • Team Ninja
  • Biggest Facebook Games
  • Top Computer Games Ever
  • Gaming News
  • Games of Yester-year

Top Games in USA
Top Games in Japan
Top Games in UK
Top Games for the PC

Game Addictions:

  • Gaming is Business

You can read our show notes here.

The promo played was for LoveHouse Radio

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Casual Conect Seattle 08: Peggle Coming to DS, Hidden Object Games For DS Also

Written by Administrator on July 24, 2008 – 5:45 pm -

Peggle is going portable one more time with the help of Q Entertainment. PopCap Games, makers of Peggle, Bejeweled, and Chuzzle, announced at Casual Connect Seattle that Peggle will be coming out for the Nintendo DS this Winter for the price of $29.99.

The game is being worked on with Japanese developer Q Entertainment. The company has had a lot of experience in the handheld gaming business with their games Lumines and Meteos.

“PopCap’s games are simple but addictive, and Peggle demonstrates that even a simple game can be extremely deep,” Shuji Utsumi, Q Entertainment’s co-founder and CEO said in a Press Release from PopCap Games. “We at Q Entertainment are honored to be working with PopCap and view this as a fun, exciting challenge – taking a very popular casual game and bringing it to a more hardcore audience on the DS.”

Though no official word on the details in the game, PopCap promises that their will be more levels than any previous Peggle game, controls specificly setup for the DS and some other surprises. PopCap also announced that Peggle will be released on mobile in the near future.

PopCap also announced today that their popular hidden object games Amazing Adventures and Mystery P.I. Are also coming to the DS. Amazing Adventures: The Forgotten Ruins and Mystery P.I. – Portrait of a Thief will be coming out in late 2008 with a price tag of $19.99


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XNA Gamefest: Taking Xbox LIVE Arcade Games to the Next Level

Written by Administrator on July 22, 2008 – 2:12 pm -

This discussion was on the use of Xbox Live Arcade and how game makers will make big money on their games. The talk started on a lot on different techniques that a game can get from demo to purchase

Acheivements: Some games that you can demo will tell the gamer when they have completed an achievement and if they buy the game, they can be awarded them. Scott Austin from Xbox Live Arcade spoke at this session says this has been very big in sales

Give them enough: Showing numbers of hours played by some gamers, Austin spoke that some games gave too much and would have gamers playing demos for hours on end without purchasing the game.

Don’t give it all away: Giving players the game with limited functionality and levels has been a mainstay and continues to help in getting gamers to convert to the full game

Show them enough: With games like frogger, you don’t need to give too much to show gamers you should buy. Other games need to show more and have to work harder to keep a gamer interested and later buy the game.

Austin also discussed numbers that told the crowd how much gamers are playing on XBLA:

  • 110 million XBLA games downloaded
  • 160 million gameplay hours
  • 360 million gaming sessions
  • 90 million acheivements
  • 1 billion gamerscore points (achieved just a month ago.)

News about the games being played on XBLA last fiscal year was also discussed at the conference talk.

Top five games with unique gamers:

      Uno
      Bomberman Live
      Street Fighter II
      Sonic the Hedgehog
      Feeding Frenzy

Top five games in gameplay hours:

      UNO
      Bomberman Live
      Puzzle Quest
      Worms HD
      Zuma

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Big News from XNA Gamefest

Written by Administrator on July 22, 2008 – 11:16 am -

Microsoft announces DirectX 11 and free online gaming on the Games for Windows games at XNA Gamefest in Seattle, Wash. Microsoft’s Chris Satchell, Chief Technology Officer for interactive entertainment business, announced the new offerings at the conference’s opening keynote.

DirectX 11 will include according to Satchell:

  • Multi-threaded resource handling
  • A more advanced shader
  • Hardware Tessellation
  • Fully supported in Vista and DirectX 10 and 10.1 hardware

Microsoft’s GM of XNA Group, Boyd Multerer, came on later to discuss the aspects of XNA and discussed new tools that will be released this August.

Xbox Live Community games, games created by the developers club, got more indepth information as well. Multerer discussed that games produced on the developers club will first be sanctioned appropriate by a peer review inside the club. Next, the game will be available for the price of 200, 400 or 800 points to people in the Xbox Live Community area in the new . It was also announced that creators of the games also get 70 percent of the profits from the game.

The community games will be released first in the USA, Canada, France, Italy and Spain. Games can also be bought from the Xbox.com website when it becomes public.

Microsoft also announced big news for Games for Windows with free multi-player for all gamers starting today, reduced tech requirements for new games, and a new marketplace that will be coming out in the future. Satchell also announced that people who bought Live accounts only for PC gaming will be reimbursed for their account.


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Daily Game Addiction – E3 2008, Day 3

Written by Administrator on July 20, 2008 – 2:38 pm -


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Special Guest: Kyle Orlandof Press Start and Joystq

News of the Day:

Music: Teen Hipster by Paza

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Daily Game Addiction – E3 2008, Day 2

Written by Administrator on July 18, 2008 – 12:22 am -


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Special Guest: Steve of Platform Nation

News of the Day:

Music: Robot Sneakers by Trash 80

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Daily Game Addiction – E3 2008, Day 1

Written by Administrator on July 16, 2008 – 12:04 am -


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Special Guest: Bobby Blackwolf of Allgames.com

News of the Day:

Music: Dirty ROM Dance by Nullsleep

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Daily Game Addiction – E3 2008, Day 0

Written by Administrator on July 15, 2008 – 4:20 am -


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News of the Day:

Music: Windows Psilodump Remix by Paza

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Game Addict Hotline – Episode 102

Written by Administrator on July 14, 2008 – 2:31 pm -


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Microsoft Press Conference and a great trekkie friend passing away this week had me late to the podcast again, so I apologize for lateness. Luckily we’ll have some awesome coverage for E3 this year. Please comment on what you loved about E3 for the next show.

Game Trivia:

  • Bad Games off Movies
  • E3 History
  • Dean Takahashi’s E3 List
  • Game News
  • Games From Yester-years

Top Games in USA
Top Games in Japan
Top Games in UK
Top Games for the PC

Game Addictions:

  • Fantasy Football coming up
  • Our E3 coverage

You can read our show notes here.

The promo played was for the 3 Heroes podcast.

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