DonAithnen (donaithnen) wrote,

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Let's do the time warp

I may have mentioned before that i am way behind on my regular podcasts. It's amusing when news from five or six months ago is relevant to the current situation. Like how a day or two ago one of the podcasts was talking about an interview with Infinity Ward's Vince Zampella about how Activision didn't want them to do the first Modern Warfare game when they first proposed it, and how Activision kept doing market research to "prove" to them how it was going to fail miserably. This of course prompted a discussion in the podcast about how stupid Activision is. I'm really tempted to jump ahead briefly and listen to this week's podcasts to see what everyone has to say about Activision firing Vince Zampella and Jason West under such mysterious and stupid circumstances. (And what they have to say about the apocalyPS3, and the Portal 2 announcement.)

That wasn't the weirdest screw with my conception of time moment this week though. I'd already heard that Garnett Lee was going to be leaving the 1Up podcast (amongst many other indications, the names of the files i'd been downloading through iTunes had changed =) so i wasn't surprised when i finally caught up to his final episode yesterday. I hadn't heard that he was moving to GameFly's ShackNews and was planning on starting up a podcast there.

So today i tried doing a couple searches to try and figure out if that podcast had actually gotten off the ground or not. I haven't actually found any such podcast yet, but what i did find is the news from yesterday that David Ellis, the guy i'd just heard taking over the reigns of the 1Up podcast from Garnett Lee, is leaving 1Up. So his reign is pretty much over before i've even listened to the first podcast he hosted =P I wonder who will be picking it up next? I don't think anything will make up for the with-a-whimper demise of Endgame Radio, but 1Up Yours/Listen Up (and hopefully 4 Guys 1Up for the four or so months it was in existence) and the HotSpot are the best alternatives i've found since then. (With Rebel FM being decent, but not quite as good. And i still need to check out 1Up's Active Time Babble.)
Tags: podcasts, video games

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