Jumping the Shark
No High Scores' official podcast.

It's Jumping the Shark Episode 18 and we're flying without a topic this week as we spend plenty of time sitting around and blathering on about what we've been playing.  Bill and Todd talk about Read Dead Redemption, Brandon talks Alan Wake and Split/Second and Danielle talks about Super Mario Galaxy 2.  That's a lot of games, almost 90 minutes worth to be exact.  There are some slight audio problems but nothing Producer Todd couldn't rise above.

The Spoiler Lamp is lit.

Red Dead Redemption: 25:57 to 42:35

Thanks for listening and don't forget to send all podcast feedback to wabner@gameshark.com.

Direct download: JumpingTheShark_018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:21 AM

Ars Technica's own Ben Kuchera is with us!  Woo-hoo!  Co-hosts Brandon Cackowski-Schnell and Danielle Riendeau along with producer Todd Brakke and GameShark E-i-C chat with Ben about what we're all playing, some more about Metacritic and how early reviews for a game can shoot a game's buzz right in the face.  Owie!

The spoiler lamp is lit:

Alan Wake: 12:44 to 16:38 Heavy Rain: 39:23 to 41:20

Thanks for listening and don't forget to send all podcast feedback to wabner@gameshark.com.

Direct download: JumpingTheShark_017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:12 AM

Freelancer extraordinaire Mitch Dyer returns to talk user generated content with cohosts Danielle Riendeau and Brandon Cackowski-Schnell as well as GameShark.com E-i-C Bill Abner.  No Producer Todd this week but he'll be back, don't worry. 

The Spoiler Lamp is lit.  Mass Effect 2 spoilers from 31:41 to 38:48.

Thanks for listening and don't forget to send all podcast feedback to wabner@gameshark.com.

Direct download: JumpingTheShark_016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:30 AM

Super special guest Tom Ohle from Good Old Games joins co-hosts Brandon Cackowski-Schnell and Danielle Riendeau as well as producer Todd Brakke and GameShark.com E-i-C Bill Abner.  We talk the usual bit about what we're playing before picking Tom's mind abot GoG, retro gaming and even some hot Witcher 2 action.

No spoilers this week.

Thanks for listening and don't forget to send all podcast feedback to wabner@gameshark.com.

Direct download: JumpingTheShark_015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:17 AM

Are games art?  What is art?  You don't know, do you?  Well neither do we, but we give it a go any way.  Co-hosts Danielle Riendeau and Brandon Cackowski-Schnell as well as producer Todd Brakke and GameShark.com E-i-C Bill Abner take up discussion of whether or not games are art.  We also talk about what we've been playing.  F*&^ you Fisher!

No spoilers this week. Thanks for listening and don't forget to send all podcast feedback to wabner@gameshark.com.

Direct download: JumpingTheShark_014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:20 AM