GameSpot GamePlay Episode 40: Happy Happyism

Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell talks platformers, paint, and pornographic images with Kevin and crew on this week's podcast.

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GameSpot GamePlay Episode 40: Happy Happyism

The GameSpot team dons their creepy hoods and paints the town blue, along with developer Mike Bithell, who created the wonderful platformer Thomas Was Alone. This week's topics: the spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness, the future of Star Wars games, and the comfort of the Lifestream. All this, as Kevin VanOrd, Tom Mc Shea, Andy Bauman, and Peter Brown describe Kratos' favorite threeway and try to differentiate one game's blood splatter from another.

You can access all previous episodes on GameSpot here.

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GameSpot GamePlay Episode 36: Nosebleed Seats

GameSpot GamePlay Episode 35: Drink, Hamburger, and Afro Pick

Discussion

17 comments
WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

Kind of late on this but in the "Thomas was Alone" renaming game, Final Fantasy VII should have been "This Guy are Sick"

jayd02
jayd02

DK really did take the cake that year.

push88
push88

This podcast made me... well... happy.  : )

vaejas
vaejas

This is absolutely going to flag me as a shill, but I play blu-rays on my Mac just fine now. (Yes, no Apple player has the Blu-Ray codecs.) External portable Samsung drive, and Macgo's player I got DIRT cheap in a bundle. :3 Before I picked up an OSX native app I just Bootcamped the filthy Windows app that came with the drive.

macblurayplayer.com/how-to-play-a-bluray-disc-on-mac.htm

Loooooooookk! imgur.com/PLBNSsw

Considering the replacement PS3 I got recently seems to refuse to mount movies 4 times out of 5, it's needed! What sucks is a portable drive eats 2 USB ports, which is the kind of handicap Mac owners always have on their golf card. 


MuggyTadpole
MuggyTadpole

Btw Kevin, you should include some music from the mass effect 3 OST in you podcast at some point. That game has some really good compositions, and I don't mean the opening or closing credits - those have been overplayed to shit on youtube.

AndCarlsen
AndCarlsen

I think you should be able to repeat games for the soundtrack sometimes. Some games deserve to be on the podcast more times. Knowing that the amazing soundtrack from Super Mario Galaxy (the best videogame soundtrack ever made, imo) will never be featuerd here again makes me sad.

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

eternal darkness is the ONLY good silicon knights game. their games are terrible.

Granpire
Granpire

Just started using Linux as my sole platform. :) It's good to hear some actual games coming to Linux.

SpyderWeiss
SpyderWeiss

@vaejasI have an internal blu-ray drive from ASUS, works perfectly, just needed to install a third party driver.  There are also several software solutions for playing back Blu-Ray on OSX, I use Mac Blu-Ray Player.  http://www.macblurayplayer.com/  It came in a special Mac software bundle I purchased recently and works flawlessly.  The guys are correct though that Apple themselves does not ship Blu-Ray drives in any of their Macs.

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

@AndCarlsen Oh it might! But I want to let lots of time pass. I have to keep these jokers on their toes.

yomonkey
yomonkey

@FreedomPrime I always liked the Legacy of Kain series

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

@FreedomPrime Silicon Knights did the Metroid Prime games, those were good. People talk about Eternal Darkness like it's the end all be all....I saw it in action, not too impressed though I had a PS2 last gen so I never really played many GC games just Metroid Prime and Soul Calibur II.....and a little of Rogue Leader....

Granpire
Granpire

*Sole operating system, I should say