GameSpot GamePlay Episode 7: Bald and Powdery

IGN's Ryan Clements airs his dirty laundry to Kevin VanOrd, John Davison, Brendan Sinclair, and Tom Mc Shea.

GameSpot GamePlay Episode 7: Bald and Powdery

It's the ultimate Internet showdown: IGN versus GameSpot! Well, not really. Still, IGN's Ryan Clements graces the studio with his presence and faces controversy without breaking a sweat. Meanwhile, Brendan Sinclair goes into rage mode, John Davison defends Blizzard, Tom Mc Shea collects some jiggies, and somehow, host Kevin VanOrd keeps the peace through it all.

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52 comments
sarosh_assassin
sarosh_assassin

OMG! The Emblem Tom is Mentioning THe "Terrible First Inpressions" They have mentioned the game in this very show that kevin reviewed and gave Terrible First Impressions emblem which I saw first time ever. The Game is Folk lore

jomipira
jomipira

What did happen with Kane & Lynch? Business decisions? Politics? You speak about something but there are a lot of people that have no idea what is happening...

sirkibble2
sirkibble2

This was a great show. I didn't know Brendan could be so funny. 

Keeper_Artemus
Keeper_Artemus

sigh....I knew all the zelda music almost instantaneously.  I don't know whether to be proud or not.

TheGuardian03
TheGuardian03

Watching jeffs old reviewes, very honest and he just tells you as it is.

 

God Hand is just pure gameplay and fun, got it from PSN just to play it again.

 

Mirrors Edge was frustrating at times but good game and deserves a sequel.

TheGuardian03
TheGuardian03

I knew the Ocarina of time one and Majora's Mask and i am not even a zelda fan, majora's mask is known for its creepy atmosphere and Oot i played so of course i knew about that. :P

TheGuardian03
TheGuardian03

A video would be much better but this will do, really like these prodcasts.

Fiscaldeal
Fiscaldeal

That invite you got to come back to WoW is probably a very sophisticated phishing attempt Kevin. If it's the same email I got (a Scroll of Resurrection with spot on wording and images), it will send you to a replica of the Battlenet site with some discrepancies in the URL. Just a heads up if you ever think to click on it.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

That was crazy and epic. Gamespot is much better than IGN anyway :)

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Brendan as Kratos...that might be the GameSpot moment of the year. lol

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

This was a great podcast! The energy was incredible. Bringing IGN guys in needs to happen from time-to-time. I really enjoy their podcasts as well.

twztid13
twztid13

Great job, guys. I'm very impressed, and I hope this podcast makes me miss the "HotSpot" less and less :).

jflkdjs
jflkdjs

Awesome podcast, Ryan was a great guest...Thumbs up :)

BasiK3108
BasiK3108

"Jensen you don't fix a whole firewall, you just find the hole and plug it!"

AtheistPreacher
AtheistPreacher

Wow, this was really enjoyable.  Highlights for me:

 

1) The Kratos impression (of course)

2) The infamous review scores bit, especially about Kane & Lynch and God Hand.

3) Talking about some of silly things about both sites, like the "Presentation" category at IGN, and the Gamespot "emblems" on reviews.

 

If all the podcasts are this good, I'm actually going to start making a point of listening to them ever week...

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

MGS4 refined it's mechanics to pure perfection. Best in series.  perfect 10.

RetroSEAL
RetroSEAL

twilight princess, when it's raining and you're a wolf. at around 26 mins :)

Lord_Python1049
Lord_Python1049

Great podcast. Also, Kevin, there's nothing wrong with long podcasts, in fact the longer the better :P

nophilip1
nophilip1

This show is rapidly becoming good enough to rival some of the best moments on The Hotspot. Loved to see Sinclair on here, and I really like the whole guest-spot-every-week thing.

 

I was listening to this at work today and had to stifle my laughter several times. Then Kratos Sinclair emerged and I just about lost it. I would pay money to see video of that bit.

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

Jeff was one of the best gamespot reviewers ever.

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

it's nice to have a IGN employee on the podcast, I actually like this guy and I enjoy his reviews. unlike the the one who just reviewed darksiders 2, IGN needs to let that woman go....

Ronaldius
Ronaldius

Missed a few points: What do you think 1.04 is gonna bring the player?

Are players happy whit the RMAH or only the bots?

Talking about bots what are they and how does this work?

Should players still be playing Diablo 3 at this point? (whit the big changes comming up, finding a legendery now is pointless)

etc etc.

Crunchy_Nuts
Crunchy_Nuts

What's the more stupid review 'criteria' - arthouse vs presentation.

AndCarlsen
AndCarlsen

I've always thought that IGN and Gamespot were like enemies, having Ryan Clements in this podcast was really cool. This podcast gets better and better, and having a guest, wherever he comes from, makes it even better.

andrewwittmaier
andrewwittmaier

Now I know where the title of this podcast came from!  Brendan's Kratos was incredible!  

 

I like the audio portions, even if the "contestants" don't.  Just FYI.  

robfield
robfield

I got tired of the Kane and Lynch comments very fast.

 

People still comment about that as if they decided to remain on a website they no longer trusted for 4 years hoping that one day all the employees affected by that will return...wait...

 

Well, you know what I mean.

mtait01
mtait01

Brendan should be on them all - love that guy!

push88
push88

OMG Brendan is a riot!  Probably the best podcast yet. 

Rodrigo_AA
Rodrigo_AA

I searched in Google for the Snowball thing... And well... That is something that I really didn't expect to learn from a games website.

 

you_aint_Z
you_aint_Z

Great show! Looking forward to next week.

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

MGS 4 Isn't that good i agree with the IGN guy there. MGS 3 Is the best for definite.

abarto
abarto

A lot of people speaks negatively about drugs, but that doesn't stop addicts from buying. Blizzard is frighteningly similar to a drug dealer. All companies eventually grow big enough to start screwing with their clients/consumers. There are exceptions (Bethesda / Id? Rockstar? Valve?), but they can easily burn their cred in a second with bullshit like 0-day DLC and always-on DRM.

varuden
varuden

Oh man that Kratos impression xD

Very nice podcast, one of the best, although they're all good :P

Albaficas
Albaficas

 @FreedomPrime hands down PURE PERFECTION 

let the kids hate it who cares and listening to them anw

Albaficas
Albaficas

 @deadpeasant for you dont care....

mgs4 is the top 3 best game this gen...its the perfect game

 

10 editors choice enough said...rage elsewhere kthxbb

mtait01
mtait01

 @deadpeasant I personally prefer MGS4 ;) But I have just bought the MGS HD Collection for my PS3 so hey, maybe I will change my mind

push88
push88

 @deadpeasant Yes yes! It's just a shame that it takes about 3 hours before you actually get to "play" the game.  Lol  That turns a lot of people off to it.

Bobzfamily
Bobzfamily

 @jessie82 Near the end of the HotSpot's run Tom Magrino made it a video podcast and that's part of what killed it.

jomipira
jomipira

 @Kevin-V Thanks Kevin. I've had a similar problem with my father more than a decade ago. He wrote about television for a newspaper that was owned by a TV station... so...

hirachio
hirachio

 @Bobzfamily Agreed.  I enjoy listening to podcasts while doing other things.  Once HotSpot went video, it felt like I had to pay attention to the video in areas.  A video every now and then would be interesting, but I prefer audio podcasts over video podcasts.

robfield
robfield

 @Hirasugi 

there are video podcasts and audio podcasts. The word podcast does not automatically indicate either.

mtait01
mtait01

 @robfield  @Hirasugi true, but what would video really add to this? Other than a tonne more memory to load or download?