GameSpot GamePlay Episode 41: A Boy Named Xbox

Danny O'Dwyer is in the house. And so we get all judgmental on everything there is to judge.

GameSpot GamePlay Episode 41: A Boy Named Xbox

Danny O'Dwyer is in the house, with his lugubrious accent and his Sega-loving ways. You wanted a Half-Life 2 appreciation segment? We've got that. We've also got appreciation for other things: buttered popcorn, Metro: Last Light, and putting your disgusting fingers into every pie. Kevin VanOrd hosts Tom Mc Shea, Carolyn Petit, and Peter Brown, all of whom profess to be thrilled to be there.

But Kevin knows the score. Oh, he knows all right.

You can access all previous episodes on GameSpot here.

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GameSpot GamePlay Episode 37: Mascara Galaxy

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55 comments
FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

Escape fom mount stupid is the best show on gamespot.com. Danny, keep on being awesome.

MuggyTadpole
MuggyTadpole

Damn when is the next podcast coming online?

jayd02
jayd02

Half -Life 3 announcement: A black stage, Gabe walks on, "Half-Life 3 is coming (enter date) thank you." then he walks away.

jayd02
jayd02

Carolyn was really upset about that arm lol

faizanhd
faizanhd

Playing through  the Half-Life games again. I now remember why I always used to think Half-Life is the most complete gaming experience you could ever have.

ejpaine
ejpaine

Xbox 720 is just two circles, but so is the infinity symbol, just connected (get it ) :D 

I would not be surprised if they showed some stupid graphic animation of a circle duplicating and forming an infinity symbol 

senseless_dj
senseless_dj

Half-Life 2 is for me the best game ever. Thank you guys for the appreciation. Also I would like to see Danny as a regular guest in gamespot gameplay.

Tixylixx
Tixylixx

HL2, from a time when FPS gaming was good! None like it now, all boring COD clones and all try to do more realistic shooting. I also miss games releasing with SDKs and having thousands of mods, now every company locks their games down and it sucks. Mods create life for multiplayer games, without them you have to play the developer experience and theirs is never as good. 

Fucking hate gaming now lol, all died for me when the 360 came out in 2005 and took all the PC franchises and dumbed them all down. Also the last year I could stand MMOs, now they're all dumbed down WoW clones. I MISS YOU SWG PRE CU :(

Rodrigo_AA
Rodrigo_AA

Speaking of strange Crowd funding let me tell you about one to raise money for a game called Spirits of the Cyborgs. One guys asked for R$29.000 (14.500 USD), that was for de DEMO of the game. And if gave him 20 bucks or more you would be a character in the game and when someone raised the question that the game could have hundreds of characters if successfully funded, the creator sad that they could be names of places, weapons and other stuff. 

Luckily he just got R$35 (17,5 USD) from  2 people. 

korvus
korvus

I find myself automatically clicking anything that has the word "Danny" in it...

Sardinar
Sardinar

Half-life 2: Episode 2 cover art brought me here.

02pheland
02pheland

Came here to listen to Danny but Carolyn made my ears bleed :( and I had to leave 

TheLamaKnows
TheLamaKnows

So cool to hear you guys talk about Eve. I've been playing for years but am still completely absorbed in it. It is indeed a massive time sink. But there is simply nothing else like Eve. It is as close to a self contained world as ever made and yet a single individual can absolutely impact it for everyone.

max-hit
max-hit

Listening to Kevin and Danny is enjoyable. Please bring Johnny as well.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

How can anyone NOT like Swedish Fish?! Madness I say!!! This was really good and funny, I hope more episodes are like this and congratulations for Danny being here in the US 8D

kamchak_2000
kamchak_2000

You guys realize they already said they were rebooting the gameplay style but not canning the storyline so far right?

predailen
predailen

Danny I'm still waiting for Full Nelson With Boris Yeltson to hit Kick Starter.

sknight175216
sknight175216

I just got it...Xbox 360. 360 degrees is a full circle O. Two full circles OO. Infinity sign. Tell me I'm not the only one who just had that epitome. Mind = blown ha ha. :P

m8705
m8705

Dragon blood Armor back story is about a sport. -1.35.00

X-Robert
X-Robert

Back in 2005, the original Xbox brand appeared in Mikey Bay's Island and Fantastic Four even though 360 was announced way before the two movies were on the theatre. So movie plant-in means nothing.

pal_080
pal_080

A fear of flying Kevin?  You know it's by far the safest way to travel long distances, and that's a fact... driving on the other hand is putting your life in the hands of every other crazy person on the road.

Too be fair though I'm still dealing with a fear of spiders, completely harmless spiders...

push88
push88

Kevin's detailed description of the Mega Man 2 opening as the music was playing was amazing.  I laughed out loud.   

- "...and Mega Man's hair is flapping in the wind!"  LMAO   

Daavpuke
Daavpuke

It's always great to hear episodes like this that are heartfelt, but more than insightful enough not to just resort to fanboy mentality. Great stuff; really interesting to follow.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

Another great show.  Thoroughly enjoyed it. :)

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

@Tixylixx There's actually a lot of great FPS gaming out there if you don't want Call of Duty-type games. We have games like Metro 2033/Last Light, Far Cry 3, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Crysis 2/3, Vanquish, Bulletstorm, Planetside 2, Tribes: Ascen, CS; GO, Rage, Hard Reset, ARMA, Operation Flashpoint, Borderlands, and so forth. In fact, if you look at reality, you will see more shooters that are *not* like Call of Duty than you will see games that *are* like Call of Duty. But I don't think anyone would accuse COD of trying to "do more realistic shooting." 

Take a look out there--there are all sorts of kinds of games, including in the shooter space. Claims that everything is a Call of Duty clone are greatly exaggerated!

Kevin-V
Kevin-V moderator staff

@jonny_dutch I believe the show was canceled, but sadly I have no direct knowledge of the circumstances. 

korvus
korvus

I really like this segment. It reminds me that GS staff aren't just people who give their opinion about games but people who actually have a good knowledge (and apparently good memory) of the industry itself and can have a well thought-out opinion about most things that get thrown at them. Good job on this one guys; you had Danny with you, and you were all very entertaining, and did I mention Danny yet?

billafu
billafu

@sknight175216 Yes, pretty clever. But I think perhaps you might be referring to having an epiphany?

Lhomity
Lhomity

@sknight175216 I had assumed the use of the infinity sign was a reference to the console being Windows8-based, and they just turned the 8 on its side for a marketing gimmick.

AshTrai
AshTrai

@jackwaterga 1:05:00 or so

MuggyTadpole
MuggyTadpole

Sweet. I thought everyone forgot about the podcast due to all the hysteria around the new Xbox so I came here with my cry for help/attention haha.

sknight175216
sknight175216

@billafu @sknight175216 Absolutely. What I said was the epitome of carelessness ha ha. I didn't read what I typed before I posted it.

dannyodwyer
dannyodwyer staff

@jonny_dutch @Kevin-V Yea we've stopped doing it. It was sort of surplus to requirements and wasn't hugely popular. Plus it was taking a lot of time. It was tough to do because we've had it for so long, and there was a dedicated core group of listeners. It was a team decision to use the time to work on other features that will hopefully be as entertaining. Plus Kevin and his team have you covered for awesome podcast coverage :)

dannyodwyer
dannyodwyer staff

@mindfreak4563 @jonny_dutch @max-hit ITS IN AMERICA! I'm only passing by. Plus there's enough stuff with our European asses on screen. These guys are knowledgeable. We'd just talk about drinking and Seb's workout regime for 2 hours.