Sun, 26 June 2011
It's a big week for Jumping the Shark as a perfect storm of shiftless layabouting on the parts of Bill, Danielle, and Brandon -who seem to think their vacations and road trips should trump podcasting- leave Todd in charge of the show for a week. He does his best to persevere and not lose the entire audience in the span of 60 minutes. Helping to further that goal we have two returning guests this week: senior editor for the Escapist, Susan Arendt, and No High Scores' very own Michael Barnes. This week's topic is all about the mainstreaming of video games, how games going from a niche hobby to what Al Gore referred to as "the new normal" at Games for Change this week has changed the nature of gaming itself. Along the way Michael backhands Shadows of the Damned and gives us his take on L.A. Noire, Susan and I talk about our love/hate relationship with Dungeon Siege 3, and I talk about my new addiction to Carcassonne on the iPad.
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