The HotSpot - Bastion, Dead Space, Little Big Planet - 3/6/2012

The HotSpot hosts Game Developers Choice Award finalists Bastion, Dead Space 2, and Little Big Planet 2 to talk designing great audio.

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Can you hear that? No? Maybe a little bit? OK, well that's the sound of a few pieces of paper being rubbed together over a cymbal crash in a remote village on the border of Uzbekistan. And also, overlayed on top of all that, are the voices of Bastion's Darren Korb, Dead Space 2's J. White, and Little Big Planet 2's Kenny Young. All three games are up for Game Developers Choice Awards, and Tom Magrino does his best to figure out what all the noise is about.

The HotSpot - Bastion, Dead Space, Little Big Planet - 3/6/12 by gamespot

Wouldn't it be cool if all of these GDC podcast videos were cobbled together in one place? Oh my god that's actually something that has happened!

Discussion

32 comments
Chaotic-Mind
Chaotic-Mind

Also steam has very often specials were great games are like 5 to 9 bucks

Chaotic-Mind
Chaotic-Mind

I really dont understand why people wanna rent games who are only 7 dollars if you buy them like dead space, just go to the official site like the Origin or for games like darksiders THQ and you see that those games are really cheap

mekentosh
mekentosh

LOL Tom sounds exactly like Kermit!

NTM23
NTM23

I personally thought Dead Space 2 and Battlefield 3 had the best sound design, so I'm glad at least Dead Space is here.

NTM23
NTM23

@Travis_Odell -- You should buy the game, not rent it. YOU'LL MAKE A MISTAKE IF YOU RENT IT!

ChewieOnIce
ChewieOnIce

@Magrino Following an excellent interview with that Mass Effect guy with this GDC series is brilliant work. How did you get all these guys in the same room? The dialogue/music on Bastion is so gorgeous and the Dead Space 2 audio is very well designed - creature effects and ambient sounds esp. Haven't played LBP.

hrothgar99
hrothgar99

the bastion sound guy's beard is AWESOME!!!!

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Dead Space is winner no doubt about that.

Magrino
Magrino

@WCK619 Egregious oversight.

WCK619
WCK619

catapults! why isn't your lava lamp plugged in anymore?

kkxtrouble
kkxtrouble

The thing some of you guy are forgetting/ don't know is that Dead Space had a professional team to do the sound design, Bastion had one guy. Still both awesome.

solidsnakehd
solidsnakehd

I think dead space derserve.it had super sound design and that was the only thing make the game horrible.

nightcall14
nightcall14

I just love to listen to these while I do my college papers.

skyterror55
skyterror55

what's the name of the new theme song?

gix47
gix47

dead space but all 3 were great,imo

vallee05
vallee05

Dead Space all the way, the other games were good as well, But the sound for Dead Space is just amazing imersing the player into the game. IMO Dead Space surpasses RE in survivial Horror Genre, can't wait for DS 3, Biggest mistake DS made was creating a new game for only one platform, i.e Extraction a prequel to a console that doens't have the orginal game. Either way any of these three deserve to win ,but my vote is for Dead Space

Magrino
Magrino

@anne_1230 Yeah, it's a low-priority bug, unfortunately. You can find the HD video by clicking the "Comment on this video" button.

Longini
Longini

If the rest of this week's podcast are as good as this one I'm gonna be super happy. A good look into how they do things and I like the admiration you can sense that they have for their peers in the industry. This was a great idea Magrino!

evilweav
evilweav

Tom, this was a really exceptional episode.

stailcookie
stailcookie

Not trying to put down the others, but Dead Space seems like a MUCH greater accomplishment just due to the type of game.

avisekai
avisekai

i choose Bastion its super

GunEye
GunEye

I dig my hole you build a wall... I dig my hole you build a wall.....

GreySeven
GreySeven

Dead Space had some great sound design. Very well done.

NTM23
NTM23

I haven't listened to this yet since I'm listening to the Bombcast right now, but all I can say is... DEAD SPACE IS AMAZING! It deserves whatever award it's nominated for.

someonelsesgame
someonelsesgame

Great show! I'm looking forward for the next batch of devs.

anne_1230
anne_1230

Wow I did not realize that the dead space tram is from BART when I played it (bay area resident here). I just went on youtube to watch a video and I can more or less make it out in the background. That's so cool :D On unrelated note, HD doesn't seem to be working o.O

constantterror
constantterror

Easy choice between them little big planet 2 winner..